[CT Birds] Bluff Point

Chris Elphick elphick at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 21 15:25:12 EDT 2010


This morning was probably the best I've had a Bluff this year in terms of variety and views.  I was on my own at the hot corner, so I probably missed quite a bit, though I think my overall warbler count was pretty accurate, as birds were keeping quite low and many were moving through the trees, rather than zipping by high overhead.  Morning flight was pretty intense from 6:30-8, then petered out until it was pretty much over by 8:30.  The woods 
were surprisingly quiet afterward.  

Overall I had 70 species and ~1000 migrants including ~600 warblers (20% identified!) of 15 species.  

The more notable species include: Sharp-shinned Hawk (3), Cooper's Hawk (1), Accipiter sp. (1), Red-shouldered Hawk (1), Broad-winged Hawk (3), Merlin (2), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1), Northern Flicker (184), Eastern Wood-Pewee (9), Empidonax sp. (1), Eastern Phoebe (84), Great Crested Flycatcher (1), White-eyed Vireo (1), Yellow-throated Vireo (1), Red-eyed Vireo (37), Red-breasted Nuthatch (3), White-breasted Nuthatch (1 high flyover - migrant?), House Wren (1), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1), Golden-crowned Kinglet (48), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (4), Swainson's Thrush (1), Hermit Thrush (1), Gray Catbird (18), Brown Thrasher (1), American Pipit (6), Cedar Waxwing (27), Northern Parula (26), Yellow Warbler (1), Chestnut-sided Warbler (1), Magnolia Warbler (6), Black-throated Blue Warbler (10), Yellow-rumped Warbler (6), Black-throated Green Warbler (3), Blackburnian Warbler (4), Prairie Warbler (1), Palm Warbler (1), Blackpoll Warbler (3), Black-and-white
 Warbler (6), American Redstart (49), Ovenbird (1), Common Yellowthroat (8), warbler sp. (450+), White-throated Sparrow (22), Dark-eyed Junco (8), Scarlet Tanager (14), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (5), Bobolink (6)




Chris Elphick

Storrs, CT

elphick at sbcglobal.net




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