I visited visited Machimoodus Park this morning which is one of my favorite local go-to spots in the area. One of the things I like about this park is the open areas which makes it easier to get better views of birds as opposed to being in dense woods.
There were a lot of Field Sparrows around today. They have a pink bill, unmarked breast, and a white eye ring. They are pale looking overall compared to most of the other sparrows. I usually find them in open fields that are moderately overgrown. They also have a very distinct song that helps with identification.
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Machimoodus also has lots of woodland trails to explore.
I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of a Barred Owl tucked away in some evergreens off in the distance.
It was a beautiful morning to be out with the birds this morning. The temperature reached 80 degrees in today in Connecticut.
Happy Easter everyone!