First field trip to Horse Barn Hill!

Species seen on 5/13/13, 2:30-4pm:

Red-winged blackbirds
European Starlings
Eastern Kingbird
Barn swallows
Common Grackles
Mockingbird
House sparrows
Robins
Bluebirds
Woodchuck

Any others?

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Recent observations View all

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus

Observer

runs_w_wolves

Date

May 28, 2013 06:24 PM EDT

Description

It was cloudy out and the weather was calm. The bluegill was at the bank of the lake.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

bumble bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

runs_w_wolves

Date

May 27, 2013 07:40 PM EDT

Description

Spotted on the crossing between Gilbert Rd and the path leading to the library. Potted and planted flowers on each corner.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Observer

runs_w_wolves

Date

May 27, 2013 07:38 PM EDT

Description

Spotted on the crossing between Gilbert Rd and the path leading to the library. Potted and planted flowers on each corner.

kjhurme Project curator ID

Archilochus colubris

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chipmunks Genus Tamias

Observer

runs_w_wolves

Date

May 27, 2013 07:20 PM EDT

Description

It was slightly sunny with the sun starting to set. The chipmunks habitat is made up of a house building with rain gutters,,small porch and stairs, a few adjacent bushes, and several chipmunk holes.

kjhurme Project curator ID

Tamias striatus

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Groundhog Marmota monax

Observer

runs_w_wolves

Date

May 27, 2013 07:05 PM EDT

Description

It was slightly sunny at the beginning of the sunset. The groundhog's habitat is made of surrounding house buildings lined with bushes, short grass, and a few large trees. The groundhog also has access to under the porch.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 28, 2013 08:45 PM EDT

Description

It was swimming quickly through the pond.

kjhurme Project curator ID

Nerodia sipedon

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Crayfish Cambarus bartonii

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 28, 2013 08:30 PM EDT

Description

It was resting under the surface of the water.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 26, 2013 04:45 PM EDT

Description

It was perched on a fence, alert, and groomed itself a few times before flying away.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

earthworms Subclass Oligochaeta

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 26, 2013 04:30 PM EDT

Description

It was resting on the sidewalk/avoiding being drowned from the rain.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 29, 2013 11:32 AM EDT

Description

It was perched on the edge of its nest above the marsh.

kjhurme Project curator ID

Pandion haliaetus

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 29, 2013 11:25 AM EDT

Description

It was swimming in the bay and dove underwater.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

kellyniland

Date

May 29, 2013 01:30 PM EDT

Description

It was walking around in the marsh.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 28, 2013 03:20 PM EDT

Description

Calling in tree to female

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

bold jumper Phidippus audax

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 28, 2013 12:41 PM EDT

Description

Crawling toward me on fence rail in EEB demo garden

kjhurme Project curator ID

Phidippus audax

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 28, 2013 12:29 PM EDT

Description

Foraging/ breaking worm in half

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 27, 2013 03:12 PM EDT

Description

Grooming itself on ground. Sunny and 70 degrees. Very light breeze

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 26, 2013 04:50 PM EDT

Description

Alert, sitting on top of no parking sign, flying to tree, flying from branch to branch

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 25, 2013 06:25 PM EDT

Description

Grooming itself in large pine tree

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 24, 2013 12:53 PM EDT

Description

Alert behind EEB greenhouse

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dionel

Date

May 28, 2013

Place

storrs (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

dionel

Date

May 28, 2013

Place

storrs (Google, OSM)

kjhurme Project curator ID

Lithobates clamitans

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 23, 2013 06:14 PM EDT

Description

Calling from tall tree from over river

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

dionel

Date

May 28, 2013

Place

storrs (Google, OSM)

kjhurme Project curator ID

Lithobates clamitans

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 24, 2013 01:10 PM EDT

Description

4 goldfinches chasing each other in flight

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

hl9520

Date

May 23, 2013 05:40 PM EDT

Description

Chirping at me from tree

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

dionel

Date

May 28, 2013

kjhurme Project curator ID

Lithobates clamitans

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

stephaniehenry

Date

May 27, 2013

Description

Sunny; 70s
Observed with dog and myself
1pm-3pm

*Large (adult)
*Shiny and black
*Very loud

kjhurme Project curator ID

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chipmunks Genus Tamias

Observer

stephaniehenry

Date

May 27, 2013

Description

Sunny; 70s
Observed with dog and myself
1pm-3pm

*Chipmunks throughout south eastern logging trail
*Good camouflage because I don’t see them until my dog does

kjhurme Project curator ID

Tamias striatus

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

stephaniehenry

Date

May 26, 2013

Description

Party sunny, Some rain showers, High 60s
Observed with dog and myself
2pm-3:30pm

*Deep in woods of the Park
*Bright red color (Male)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

True Crickets Family Gryllidae

Observer

nbuch

Date

May 28, 2013

Description

-3:40 PM, Storrs, CT, 57 degrees, Cloudy
-1 was spotted within the grasses
-Began to chirp loudly for a few minutes, possibly mating call
-Once I began to get closer it stopped chirping and wasn't visible and blended within the grass
-2 minute observation

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