[CT Birds] Boston Hollow, Ashford, 6/14/10, and suspicion confirmed.

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Mon Jun 14 20:23:40 EDT 2010

Still  lots of activity in Boston Hollow, though not as  much as a couple  
of weeks ago.  Although I had about decided I  must have heard 
Black-throated Blue Warblers and not Ceruleans, Today I heard  two Ceruleans and SAW 1.  
They were near the northwest end of  Barclay Mill road, where the forest has 
been cut on the right side of the road  (going north), with only a small 
number of mature white pines left  standing.  That is the same area where 
Chestnut-sided and  Magnolia Warblers are relatively abundant.  However, the 
Ceruleans were  singing in the dense, fairly mature, woods on the left of the 
road.  This  spot is probably 2 miles by road from Boston Hollow proper, 
where I heard the  original birds.  (I subsequently discovered that at least one 
of them was,  in fact, a BTB).  Draw your own conclusions from that. 
Amazingly, I spotted a Barred Owl in the Hollow today for the  3rd time in 
the last 2 weeks.  In each case, the bird just appeared flying  through the 
trees in front of me, presumably disturbed by my presence.  I  assume it is 
the same bird each time, but today it was about half a mile from  the area 
where I had seen it before.
Once again, I had 3 singing Winter Wrens, but today 1  was on Barclay Mill, 
not in Boston Hollow proper.  It was at the point  north of the mill ponds 
where a stream goes under the dirt road through 2 large  black pipes, just 
around a sharp curve, about 200 yards before the road becomes  paved.  
Today's list:
Location:     Boston Hollow/Barclay Mill
Observation  date:     6/14/10
Number of species:      49

Turkey Vulture     6
Barred Owl      1
Chimney Swift     2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Downy  Woodpecker     1
Hairy Woodpecker      4
Eastern Wood-Pewee     1
Eastern Phoebe   4
Blue-headed Vireo     4
Red-eyed Vireo   5
Blue Jay     2
American Crow   4
Black-capped Chickadee     6
Tufted  Titmouse     1
White-breasted Nuthatch      1
Winter Wren     3
Eastern Bluebird      2
Veery     20
Hermit Thrush     15
Wood  Thrush     2
American Robin     8
Gray  Catbird     8
Cedar Waxwing     4
Yellow  Warbler     4
Chestnut-sided Warbler      4
Magnolia Warbler     3
Black-throated Blue Warbler   1
Black-throated Green Warbler      10
Blackburnian Warbler     2
Pine Warbler   10
Cerulean Warbler     2
Black-and-white  Warbler     10
American Redstart      2
Worm-eating Warbler     1
Ovenbird      20
Northern Waterthrush     1
Louisiana Waterthrush   2
Canada Warbler     8
Eastern Towhee   5
Chipping Sparrow     10
Field Sparrow   1
Song Sparrow     2
Scarlet Tanager   2
Northern Cardinal     1
Red-winged  Blackbird     2
Common Grackle      1
Baltimore Oriole     8
American Goldfinch   2

Don Morgan

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