[CT Birds] 5, 000 warblers 26 species Bluff Point Groton: Prothonotary and Connecticut

David Provencher davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 16 12:02:41 EDT 2012


Solid flight at the hot corner this morning. A group of us tallied 26
Warbler Species in a flight of approximately 5,000 warblers. The most
interesting were a Prothonotary Warbler and 2 Connecticut Warblers. Nick
Bonomo and Julian Hough positioned themselves for an attempt to photograph
in-flight birds and managed to photograph both of the Connecticut Warblers
as they flew out. No doubt Nick and Julian will post the images on their
blogs. Here is a run down of some the species seen (in some instances
numbers are conservative estimates):

 

Northern Flicker (60-70)

Eastern Wood-Pewee (10)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1)

Eastern Phoebe (3)

Great Crested Flycatcher (4)

Yellow-throated Vireo (2)

Blue-headed Vireo (4)

Philadelphia Vireo (3)

Red-eyed Vireo (25)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (20)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (15)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (5)

Veery (2)

Swainson's Thrush (15)

Cathurus thrush sp (20+)

Cedar Waxwing (100+)

Blue-winged Warbler (2)

Tennessee Warbler (7)

Nashville Warbler (3)

Northern Parula (200+)

Yellow Warbler (3)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (10)

Magnolia Warbler (20+)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (15) surprisingly low number

Yellow-rumped Warbler (10)

Black-throated Green Warbler (200+)

Blackburnian Warbler (10+)

Pine Warbler (1)

Prairie Warbler (4)

Palm Warbler (4)

Bay-breasted Warbler (1)

Blackpoll Warbler (100+)

"Baypoll" Warbler (400+)

Black-and-white Warbler (50+)

American Redstart (400+)

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (1)

Ovenbird (2)

Northern Waterthrush (1)

CONNECTICUT WARBLER (2)

Oporonis species (1)

Common Yellowthroat (10)

Wilson's Warbler (2)

Canada Warbler (2)

Unidentified Warblers (approx 3,000 to 3,500)

Scarlet Tanager (15)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (15)

Indigo Bunting (1)

Baltimore Oriole (1)

Purple Finch (75+)

 

>From many observers:

09/16/12 - Bluff Point Groton - 5,000 warblers of 26 species. 2 Connecticut
Warblers, 1 Prothonotary Warbler, 3 Philadelphia Vireos

 

Dave Provencher

Naturally New England

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