[CT Birds] Huge Migration & More

Daniel Rottino rottino at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 9 07:53:29 EDT 2012

>From Dan Rottino:
10/8/12 - East Haddam yard -- 50+ Pine Siskins, 4 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 6 Brown Creepers, 12 Purple Finches (6 at the feeders, more in the woods), 1 Winter Wren, 5 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 2 Northern Parula warblers, 10 Blackpoll warblers, 1 Tennessee warbler, 2 Magnolia warblers, 9 Blue-headed vireos, 1 Red-eyed vireo, 4 Black-throated Green warblers, 5 Black-throated blue warblers, 2 Palm warblers, approx 3 dozen Yellow-rumped warblers, 2 Pine warblers, 2 Ospreys, 1 American Kestrel, 3 Sharp-shinned hawks, 3 Red-shouldered hawks, many Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, and many other species.  The migration wave was actually stronger on Sunday morning than on Monday morning but both were extremely productive.  Many of the warblers were high in the canopy.  The pine siskins mobbed the feeders emptying them out rather fast.

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