[CT Birds] Nipmuck SF Union 5/28/12

David F Provencher david.f.provencher at dom.com
Tue May 29 10:26:36 EDT 2012

Went for a hike (about 7 mile loop) in Nipmuck State Forest in Union (with a short bit in Massachusetts) on Monday. Started midday and it was pretty warm so bird activity pretty sluggish, notables (all believed to be breeders):

Broad-winged Hawk (2)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1)
Barred Owl (1)
E. Wood-Pewee (3)
Least Flycatcher (4)
E. Phoebe (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher (several)
Eastern Kingbird (4)
Yellow-throated Vireo (1)
Blue-headed Vireo (3)
Warbling Vireo (1)
Red-eyed Vireo (many)
Brown Creeper (2)
Winter Wren (2)
Veery (10+)
Hermit Thrush (2)
Wood Thrush (12+)
Yellow Warbler (12+)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (4 males)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (4 males)
Black-throated Green Warbler (8)
Blackburnian Warbler (3)
Pine Warbler (3)
Black-and-white Warbler (6)
American Redstart (5)
Worm-eating Warbler (2)
Ovenbird (20+)
Northern Waterthrush (2)
Louisiana Waterthrush (4)
Common Yellowthroat (4)
Canada Warbler (4)
Baltimore Oriole (only 1!)
Scarlet Tanager (3)
Rose breasted Grosbeak (none! So different from my neck of the woods)

Many dragonflies (many thousands!) but no net! Emeralds, Clubtails, Skimmers, Darners, Spiketails, Cruisers, Bluets, Forktails, etc.

David Provencher

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