[CT Birds] nice little wave....

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Sat May 30 08:58:32 EDT 2009


Me too, in Orange yard. 8 species of warbler singing, 5 of which definitely
representing migrant individuals: Canada (2), Magnolia, Redstart, C
Yellowthroat, Blackpoll.

I wonder what the late-May hotspots like Willard's Island are like today.
Maybe good?

Nick Bonomo
Orange, CT

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> 5/30, Stratford yard/woods-
>
>
> This morning I came across a nice little wave of warblers and some other
> birds.  Several were more than willing to pose for photos (Blackpoll,
> Blackburnian, Yellow, GC Flycatcher).
>
>
> (4) Blackpoll Warblers (3m, 1f)
> (2) Blackburnian Warblers (1m, 1f)
> (7) American Redstarts (2m, 5f)**
> (2) Yellow Warblers
> (1) Black-and-white Warbler
> (1) Black-throated Blue Warbler (heard)
> (2) Hooded Warblers (1m, 1f)
> (1) Yellow-rumped Warbler
> (4) Common Yellowthroats (1m, 3f)
> (2) Indigo Buntings (1m, 1f)
> (2) Great Crested Flycatchers
> (1) Willow Flycatcher (heard)
> (2) Red-tailed Hawks circling each other
> (1) Red-shouldered Hawk pushed away by Red-tails
> (1) Common Raven followed close by 2 crows
> (1) Pileated Woodpecker
>
>
>
>
> I saw the female Hooded with nest material in her beak yesterday and today.
>  The male doesn't sing in the morning that much anymore (although I may just
> not hear it), but everyday around 2:30-3pm it starts singing until around
> 5:00pm.
>
>
> **  Did I get confused, or did I hear a female Redstart singing?  It was
> more like a 'call song'.  Several whistle-like, high pitched notes.  Very
> different than the Redstart song... it reminded me of Blackpoll and
> Bay-breasted type songs.
>
>
>
> -Brian Webster-
> Stratford, CT
> b.webster at hotmail.com
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