Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp
Saturday~OCT 15~ 7:30 AM
Let me know if you are coming,or would like to come....
Either by leaving a comment here or via the Facebook event link.
Luke Tiller will be showing us around his local patch.
From Luke’s Blog about the event…
I did a walk a couple of years back for birding bloggers who live in the local area and I’ll be doing one again on October 15th this year. Last time we held the event it was early early July, hardly conducive to getting good birds in Connecticut so you’d think but we ended up having a pretty good day with a few nice species including a lingering King Eider at Hammo.
This year however provides the perfect opportunity to showcase my old patch at Allen’ Meadows. It’s an amazing spot for open country migrants and recent greatest hits have included Harris’s Sparrow, Northern Wheatear and Lark Sparrow (the last two on the same day!!!!!!) in amongst the more prosaic possible good migrants: Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, Orange-crowned Warbler etc (checklist for the birds here). You can also read an article I wrote about the site for the towns conservation newsletter (here) and a bit on my website (here).
We’ll also hit a couple of other spots in town and then head for another local birding gem Sherwood Island State Park (checklist etc here). It should be a really fun day out if the last event was anything to go by. You can read more about that trip (here). More details on the BwBTC facebook page soon.
Bring snacks~We plan on grabbing a bite for lunch..but, you know how it goes, birding takes priority over eating.
~Cast of Characters so far~
Jeff and Dawn Fine
Luke Tiller~Under Clear Skies
Cynthia Cage ~Living in Brooklyn-Longing for Maine
Daniel Huber ~Nature Observances
Cindy ~Through The Looking Glass
Vincent Mistretta~Vincent Mistretta Photography
Larry~The Brownstone Birding Blog
Kathie Brown ~ Kathie’s Birds
Christopher and Pamela Ciccone~Picus Blog
Laura de Flor and Mark B~The Interstitial Spaces and Strack16
Beth Goffe~Eclectic Beth
Diana Fruguglietti and Paul Ippolito~Travelling Birders
Mardi Dickinson~Kymry ~ A look in time….
John Mitchell~Bird Man of Bridgewater
~Directions to meeting area~
From the South and West:
Take I-95 North to Exit 15, Rt. 7 North OR take the Merritt Parkway to
Exit 39, Rt. 7 North. Follow Rt. 7 North for approx. 5 miles until you
pass the Wilton High School on your left. You will come to a traffic
light for the YMCA. Continue past the light for approx. 100 yards.
Entrance to the fields is on the left.
From the North:
I-84 to Route 7 South into Wilton. After passing Olmstead Hill Road
and an assisted living facility on your right, take your next right
into Allen’s Meadows.
From the East Merritt Parkway:
Get off Exit 41 Route 33. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp.
Continue on 33 until it merges into Route 7. After you pass the Wilton
High School on your left, you will come to a traffic light for the
YMCA. Continue past the light for approx. 100 yards. Entrance to the
fields on the left.
Park in the area by the baseball batting cage.
See YOU soon!!!