A fluid group that meets wherever Dawn Fine (@DawnFine on Twitter) happens to be in her travels with "Homey". See Dawn's great blog if you haven't:http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DawnsBloggyBlog/~3/l-qpASmQ3pM/birding-and-chatting-bwbtcwilton-ct.html (Bird lists for the day are there!)
On October 15th 2011 I was privileged to be able to join the excellent group birders & photographers that convened in Wilton Connecticut.
|In the beginning was the parking lot.|
|We met at Allen's Meadow. |
A community garden and small meadow.
|Our fearless guide Luke Tiller stalks the meadow for birds.|
|To our gardens!|
|The big rig!|
|And I was grateful.|
The gardens were home to many Goldfinches..and to my delight I witnessed a Momma and a fledgling. I had never seen a fledgling Goldfinch.
|Feed me Momma!|
|If you insist|
|A little brush stroking here, for a soft-focus shot, |
but I am sharing it because I adore the pose!
|@birdspot & @birdinggirl catching up|
|Black Capped Chickadee catching some morning rays|
|The Big Year?|
|Beautiful but invasive Porcelain Berry|
|A Cairn leads the way |
as we head to lunch
and then to our last stop for the day.
|Sherwood Island State Park, on the Sound|
|Trying to scare up a Salt Marsh Sparrow|
|And listened to a Mockingbird|
|By then, we were winding down.|
|Thanks glowing Dawn!|