Several Mad Birders have reported seeing Indigo Buntings around the area during the last week. The male Indigo Bunting is unmistakable given their incredible bright blue coloring. This picture was taken by Melissa Coviello in Waterbury. Male Indigo Bunting [photopress:Indigobunting3.mcoveillo.5.07.jpg,full,pp_image]
By Linda Kedenburg* The earliest migrants have arrived and set up territories: Red-winged Blackbirds are calling from the marshes, Robins are patrolling our lawns, Phoebes are darting out from perches to snag insects in mid-air. Those who have seen them excitedly share observations of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers drilling rows of holes in tree trunks and Woodcocks [...]
Join Mad Birders for an early morning walk, led by Jeannie Elias. We will leave the Chamber of Commerce (Wait House) at 6:45 AM, start birding at Jeannie’s house at 7 AM. This will be a two hour walk. Wear waterproof footwear and dress in layers. Migrants and summer residents should be out in abundance!!