Just around the corner from where we were staying there was a CT Audubon sanctuary called the H. Smith Richardson
It doubled as a Christmas tree farm and it was in these trees that we came across our only Savannah Sparrows. They were also popular with Song Sparrows which were common everywhere and Brown-headed Cowbirds.
The pine trees were
surrounded by wooded gardens. Wandering around the edges we came across some
new species including, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed
Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Blue Jay, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow,
Tree Swallow, Carolina Wren and Orchard Oriole.
It was also the best place away from Central Park in New York for nearctic warblers on our trip with; Prairie Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Northern Parula, Pine Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart and Common Yellowthroat all seen there.
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