[CT Birds] White Foundation Litchfield, Merritt Parkway Stamford
Lee.Schlesinger at purchase.edu
Wed May 15 16:54:46 EDT 2013
I made what is for me an annual Spring Visit to the White Foundation in Litchfield. The birds were OK--65 species, nothing exceptional (Greater Yellowlegs along the Bantam River north of the Bridge; lots of Yellow-Rumped Warblers at Point Folly and a Least Flycatcher and apparent Willow Flycatcher next to each other (good comparisons) along with them; Broad-Winged Hawk; etc...). Of course, I have no idea how many warblers I walked past because I can't hear them... The big event was the heart-rending devastation on Apple Hill, one of my favorite spots on the property. I have a forlorn hope that the mess is left from storm damage or tornadoes, but it looks like extensive development. It was pretty well birdless up on the Hill, except for a Turkey walking across the field at the top (no Bobolinks, at least so far...) and some swallows. Can anyone give me information on what's going on there?
Most interesting: driving back to Port Chester, over the Merritt between exits 36 and 35, a bird that looked pretty good for a Mississippi Kite. Have kites nested or tried to in n. Stamford? It's worth being on the lookout in that neighborhood...
Port Chester, NY
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