|Tree felled by the storm.|
|Male sachem skipper- a new late date for the state of CT|
OK So here are the birds... let's organize them by color this week.
Downy Woodpecker (ok they're black and white)
White or Yellow
Reddish-brown or Brown with red
|Cedar Waxwing- where is our Bohemian?|
Of course these color categories are pretty arbitrary. Most people might think of the Accipiters (Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks) as brown and they are as young birds but at this point in migration the juveniles have mostly all moved through and the adults with grayish-blue backs are predominant. Purple and House Finch females are really just brown and white. Birds like Cedar Waxwings are filled with gradations and splashes of waxy colors. Now that species are limited, it's time to pick out the little details. Especially since by looking at the details we might find something really exciting.