[CT Birds] Southbury Conn Warbler

Greg Hanisek ghanisek at rep-am.com
Fri Oct 5 16:05:15 EDT 2012

>From Greg Hanisek

9/5 Southbury, Crookhorn Road - CONNECTICUT WARBLER on loop nature trail between horse farm and golf course, c 20 yards down trail counterclockwise; good numbers of expected migrants including 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, an Indigo Bunting, and 10+ Purple Finches. Other warblers were mostly the expected Yellow-rumped and Palm but also a Nashville and a Magnolia. Lots of Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

This is an excellent fall spot that isn't visited as much as it used to be because a large portion has been developed as playing fields. However, the above mentioned trail can be very productive. Also very worthwhile is the area at the end of the road where a gate bars further vehicle access. Past the gate on left is an area known as "the manure piles." At one time manure from horse barns was piled here. The mounds remain, heavily overgrown with nettles, pokeweed etc. Can be very birdy. The roadside and edges of the park and golf course between these two spots make the place, off Route 67, worth some birding time.

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