[CT Birds] Black-billed Cuckoo Torrington

Tammy Eustis teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
Fri Jul 16 10:45:31 EDT 2010

Re. increased bird activity: I had wondered if the extra-warm weather and advanced growing season were going to push the birds into earlier schedules this year. Since the plants are all 2-3 weeks ahead of themselves in growth, it only makes sense that the insects - and the birds, and the rest of the food chain - would follow. Our goldfinch are already in nesting/feeding mode, and they're well ahead of their usual time. An early fall migration may be the true indicator this year. (And then what? Early winter? Or a "dead zone" of activity as the weather gets back on track?)
- Tammy Eustis, Chester
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From: twan leenders [mailto:tleenders at ctaudubon.org]
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 08:02 AM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Black-billed Cuckoo Torrington

This morning around 6AM a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was calling emphatically from the woods behind my house in western Torrington. I heard and saw one calling last Tuesday in Falls Village and now there is one in my backyard - first time I've ever heard one here. Does anyone have any information on why this sudden increased activity may be taking place? Post-breeding dispersal? Very early migration? Or maybe just increased foraging activity - there certainly are plenty of caterpillars available at the moment. ======= Twan Leenders Conservation Biologist Connecticut Audubon Society 2325 Burr Street Fairfield, CT 06824 Tel. (203) 259 6305 ext. 114 Email: tleenders at ctaudubon.org _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org 

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