[CT Birds] Bluff Point 9/25/09

David F Provencher david.f.provencher at dom.com
Fri Sep 25 09:25:48 EDT 2009

The morning flight at Bluff Point had good numbers as expected but the breezy conditions made the birds leave before the "Hot Corner" and they passed over too high to identify many and to be honest good looks were only had on a handful of birds. This is the usual lament on breezy mornings there, a very light NW breeze is ideal but that's not what we had today. About 600 to 700 passerines left the Reserve with the highlight being a flyover Dickcissel. John and I left fairly early to head to work but other birders remained and may report additional sightings.

9/25/09 - Groton - Bluff Point Coastal Reserve, John Philip, Don Morgan, Dave Provencher, and others;
600 to 700 warblers, DICKCISSEL

Some of the numbers;

Northern Flicker (30)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (5)
Eastern Phoebe (2)
Yellow-throated Vireo (1)
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Red-eyed Vireo (6)
House Wren (1)
Winter Wren (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (6+)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)
American Pipit (2)
Cedar Waxwing (100+)
Tennessee Warbler (2)
Nashville Warbler (2)
Northern Parula (2)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (8)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (40+)
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Blackburnian Warbler (2)
Prairie Warbler (2)
Palm Warbler (12+)
Blackpoll Warbler (10+)
"Bay-poll" Warblers (50+)
Black-and-white Warbler (1)
American Redstart (25+)
Probable Ovenbird (1)
Oporonis species (2) of which one was very likely Connecticut
Common Yellowthroat (1)
Wilson's Warbler (1)
Unidentified Warblers (500+)
Scarlet Tanager (10)
Swamp Sparrow (1)
White-throated Sparrow (6)
Dark-eyed Junco (2)
Dickcissel (1)

Dave Provencher
Naturally New England<http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/>

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