Along the Air Line... 2009 - Fall, Part 5
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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November 2nd.



November 3rd. Thirtythree degrees and foggy.









Male Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) have been singing in the marsh for the past week or two. Passing through, heading south?



Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are flocking.









November 4th. Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are feasting on berries as they head south. Nice to watch this pair sharing berries "mouth to mouth".









A male Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) shares the feast.



November 6th. Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) at the marsh east of Route 207.



November 7th.



November 8th. Male Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens).



November 10th. Lots of Canada Geese (Branta canadense) on the marsh overnight. Takeoff at 7:20.


















November 11th, 6:10 AM. Clouds partially obscuring the moon. No sunrise today.



A first for Raymond Brook Marsh, this Eurasian Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) has most likely escaped from an aviary. It's flying with a flock of Canada Geese. Learn more at Wikipedia:



Beavers are harvesting their winter food supply.



November 16th.












November 17th.