[CT Birds] 7/25 Salisbury & Colebrook
Kfinnan at aol.com
Kfinnan at aol.com
Fri Jul 26 08:52:30 EDT 2013
The breeding birds really quiet down between 7/2 and 7/25. A good
transition date around here seems to be 7/15. It gets tougher when you have to see
them first. Yesterday, an immature, Blue-winged Warbler appeared outside my
office window. 'Don't know where the nest was. They're wandering around.
Those Magnolias could be practically anywhere.
In a message dated 7/25/2013 9:48:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
dtrippjr at comcast.net writes:
Most of the warblers and "northern" breeders become very silent up this
On Jul 25, 2013, at 9:33 PM, Tim Antanaitis wrote:
> I missed an incredible number of species in CT during this spring
migration because it was my busiest time
> ever at work and every day I went out on a weekend the weather did not
cooperate. So I decided to try
> to track down a few of these FOY species in NW CT after checking a large
number of reports from July
> of this year, because I figured they are on territory by July. Mt. Riga
Rd and Mt. Washington Rd in
> Salisbury (my first visit) produced my FOY 1 Canada and 10 BT Blue
Warblers (yes, I did not have BT
> Blue for the year yet). I checked Colebrook: Durst Rd. (MDC West
Branch Area), Litchfield County,
> Connecticut, US -- the title from Dave Rosgen's 7/2 (7:15 pm) entry in
which 10 Magnolia Warblers
> were reported. I was there about the same time today (5 pm, cool,
overcast), but I saw/heard none.
> After crossing over the dam, I walked south on Hogback Rd (from Durst
Rd) along the river all the way
> to where Hogback meets with Riverton Rd. Then I retraced my steps all
the way back to the dam. 2.8
> miles round trip on Hogback. I do know they are rare nesters in NW CT,
but 0 for 10?
> Questions: How could I not have even seen/heard one Magnolia if there
were 10 here on 7/2? Do they
> not stick around after the nesting season like every other warbler
does? Perhaps they were not on
> territory on 7/2? Dave - was I in the right place or did you have a
permit to walk in the No Public Entry
> area on the other side (west) of the river? This is driving me crazy.
Any answers anyone?
> Tim Antanaitis
> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association
(COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
> For subscription information visit
This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)
for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
For subscription information visit
More information about the CTBirds