[CT Birds] Stonington Landfill, Summer Tanager NO
Jacob.Musser at Yale.edu
Wed Apr 28 20:33:34 EDT 2010
Just writing to report my unsuccessful attempt this evening looking for
the Summer Tanager. The landfill is located on Greenhaven road just
east of the town of Stonington. This is the same road you turn onto
from highway 1 when going to Barn Island (however to get to Barn Island
you have to take an immediate 2nd right). To get to the landfill, turn
off US 1 onto Greenhaven Rd and continue until you pass over the
railroad tracks (no more than a couple miles). The landfill is
immediately after the railroad tracks on your left.
If you walk into the landfill there is a dirt two track, or perimeter
road, which circles it. The landfill isn't very big, and it takes no
more than 15 minutes to walk the perimeter loop. Bob informed me that he
saw the bird in the thick brush on the landfill side of the road on the
east portion of the loop (the landfill entrance is on the west).
As an additional note, it was extremely windy when I was out there and
most birds were hunkered down. The brush where he saw it is very thick
and the bird could very easily still be there.
All the best,
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