[CT Birds] Bluff Point 9/17

David Provencher davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 17 13:14:24 EDT 2011


Nice to see the pattern still holds. It is often the first calm stable
atmosphere night after a cold front that sees the best migrant push. Nice
work guys,

Dave

Dave Provencher

Naturally New England
http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/
-----Original Message-----
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Glenn Williams
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:05 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org; Larry Reiter
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point 9/17

from Mark Aronson, Dan Cimbaro, Larry Reiter, Phil Rusch, and Glenn Williams
9/17 - Groton, Bluff Point (06:20-11:00) -- 6 PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH sp., 3 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 7 "olive-backed" thrush sp., DICKCISSEL,
WILSON'S WARBLER, PURPLE FINCH, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, 4
BROWN THRASHER.  About 1500 birds, 1100 warblers of 20 species.

Also of note: first juncos of the season, first RB nut of the season, 5
Canada Warblers, 8 Chestnut-sided Warblers, etc.  Complete list below.


Canada Goose  14
Mute Swan  4
Mallard  7
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Osprey  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
American Kestrel  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  40
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  10
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  40
Eastern Wood-Pewee  13
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue-headed Vireo  6
Philadelphia Vireo  6
Red-eyed Vireo  45
Blue Jay  35
American Crow  8
Tree Swallow  60
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Veery  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  7
thrush sp.  13
Gray Catbird  10
Brown Thrasher  4
European Starling  25
Cedar Waxwing  4
waterthrush sp. 1
Black-and-white Warbler  35
Nashville Warbler  2
Connecticut Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  500
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  25
Magnolia Warbler  8
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  8
Blackpoll Warbler  12
Black-throated Blue Warbler  12
Palm Warbler  11
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Prairie Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  8
Canada Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler  1
warbler sp.  500
Eastern Towhee  2
Song Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Scarlet Tanager  13
Northern Cardinal  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Dickcissel  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Purple Finch  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  1
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