[CT Birds] Salt Meadow Walk 5/13 Highlights

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 13 17:23:26 EDT 2014

>From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding (free) walk group,
5/13  Westbrook, Stewart McKinney NWR-Salt Meadow Preserve:  52 species, including Little Blue Heron, 10 Glossy Ibis, Cooper's Hawk. Also we had marvelous, extended views of Scarlet Tanagers, Blue-winged Warbler, Red-tailed Hawks, Pileated Woodpecker (foraging on rotted stump), Tree Swallows (copulating), Eastern Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings (14), Brown Thrashers (3), and Baltimore Orioles.

5/13 Madison, Hammonassett SP: Afterwards, a visit netted highlights of the continuing male BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE (near Meigs Pt. picnic area), and LITTLE BLUE X TRICOLORED HERON HYBRID ('boulder' pond at Meigs Pt.)

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