[CT Birds] Migration push - Fran was right

Jamie Meyers ctredbird2 at comcast.net
Sat May 5 10:18:58 EDT 2012

This has thus far been an outstanding morning here in Canton, on the fringes of northwestern CT.  It was clear last night until at least 11 PM and we had a blocking system come in which has grounded northbound migrants.  In my travels around Canton I've had 19 warbler species, including Wilson's, 6 Northern Waterthrushes, 4 Prairie Warblers, numerous Northern Parulas (though I've yet to see one) and most of the local nesters.  Many of them have been found in places where they don't actually nest so they're obviously migrants.  Best thing I've encountered today -- Long-tailed Weasel.  Haven't seen one of those in years!

A little bit of rain is falling now.  Once it lets up and I eat I'm going back out.  These days don't come along that often.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT

----- Original Message -----
From: Kfinnan at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sat, 05 May 2012 14:09:01 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: [CT Birds] Migration push - Fran was right

There is a migration push in process in NW CT, this morning.  New  arrivals 
have included Blackburnian, Nashville and at least three N. Parula  
Warblers, accompanied by numerous Yellow-rumps and a few BT Greens and  B&W's 
(don't know if those are new arrivals).  Also, Scarlet Tanager  Swainson's 
Thrush, our first female RB Grosbeak.  BTW, a female RT Hummer  arrived late, 
yesterday; unusual that the male and female both arrived the same  day.
Kevin Finnan
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