Just a quick posting tonight. Big midterm coming up next week so I need to study!
Long story short, I visited my parents house in south Windsor tonight and found a Fox Sparrow foraging on a pathway they have in their back field. They have 5 acres of land... Many years ago a farmer used it but has since turned into a young maple forest, grass prairie with an impressive coniferous stand in the middle of it. I've seen year by year what ecological succession does! (I may suggest a prescribed burn soon :-) )
I also think I flushed an American Woodcock but I just got a fleeting glimpse of it. I'm not sure though.
PS: I've developed 12 tacky jokes/puns for birding that I will post soon. But here is one I thought of today:
Q: Why was the Hawk Counter Reprimanded in Mid October?
A: He was watching TVs on the job! (Turkey Vultures)...
PSS: This is an old Reel - Lawnmower in my parents back field. This cast magnesium wheel has resisted corrosion very well. Do you know where this might of been manufactured?