[CT Birds] Nehantic Forest, Gungy Rd, Hartman Park: Acadian and Least Flycatchers, Cerulean Warbler, Broad-winged Hawk
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Sat May 12 17:58:03 EDT 2012
I was off to another late start today but had a great day at the E. Lyme portion of Nehantic SF, Gungy Rd powercut, just north of Hartman Park, and Hartman Park, Lyme.
Highlights of each spot and then after that a list of other notable birds. The best moment for me today was not a birding one but was when a Lynx came out on the trail just a few feet ahead of me in Nehantic Forest.
Nehantic SF, E. Lyme, Grassy Hill Rd.:
First entrance, the one with the yellow bar across it:
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER just as you enter
Second entrance a bit further along on Grassy Hill Rd, no yellow bar, but a brown sign on the right of the dirt road:
Gungy Rd (Lyme/Salem border):
But no Yellow-billed Cuckoo which I have every year here. perhaps it is a bit early but it seems like cuckoos have started coming thru. Also no White-eyed Vireo which I am accustomed to having in this spot.
Hartman Park, Lyme:
It was 3 PM when I arrived at Hartman and I was hoping to see or hear a Cerulean, but did not.
According to the chalk board which lists species of the day, Cerulean was seen earlier today.
I unfortunately did not have time to check out the trail where I have had good luck in the past finding an Acadian Flycatcher, but I am very happy with the great looks that I had of my Nehantic Forest one in the morn.
other birds to mention:
Warbling Vireos, Red-eyed Vireos, Ovenbirds, Redstarts singing everywhere
Lots of Great-crested Flycatchers
many Yellow Warblers and C. Yellowthroats
Great Blue Herons
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