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Posts by Scott Kruitbosch

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Here is a bird you do not see too often around these parts – the Yellow-headed Blackbird! This immature male, found a few weeks ago by Stefan Martin, should ordinarily not be farther east than Illinois or Wisconsin. However, it took a wrong turn during migration and ended up all the way on the Atlantic Coast with us at Stratford Point, CT. He has been hanging out with Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Brown-headed Cowbirds while feeding on seed we put out plus whatever insects it can find. The bird has started singing, too, perching on various trees, snags, wires, and shrubs...

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Blue-headed Vireo

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Blue-headed Vireo

A quick hello from this Blue-headed Vireo! What spring migrants are you seeing...

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Fox Sparrow

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017

Fox Sparrow

Any time we see snowfall from mid-March on, we might notice an increase in the number and species diversity of birds at our backyard feeders. Those who pay close attention might also have the opportunity to view more elusive birds – those that would otherwise just be passing through or returning to the area relatively unnoticed – that are driven out of their preferred habitats by the extreme conditions in search of food. One such bird that can seem to appear out of nowhere is the Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca). These large sparrows really enjoy scratching at the ground with both...

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Clean Our Shores

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017

Clean Our Shores

As our Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds season enters the nesting period here on the Connecticut coast we ask that when you visit a beach you please keep in mind the same ideals that you do whenever you are immersed elsewhere in nature – leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories. We successfully share the shore with the various endangered nesting species, such as this Piping Plover, each year without closing off entire beaches for months as some other states do. Our work, and the health and success of our birds, is helped greatly by beachgoers taking their trash...

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Installation – The Weilers’ Evolution: A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017

Installation – The Weilers’ Evolution: A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey

RTPI’s Director of Exhibits & Special Collections, Jane Johnson, is busily installing our upcoming exhibit:”The Weilers’ Evolution: A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey”. A little ways to go before the show opens on Friday still, but it will be ready and it will be...

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