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Tue Jun 3 18:50:33 EDT 2014

Birds loud and active this morning in the Yale forest.  FOS  Red-breasted 
Nuthatch and Bald Eagle there, and an Alder Flycatcher.  An ALFL was first 
found yesterday at the millponds on Barlow Mill Rd  (thanks, Dana Campbell).; 
one today at the marsh near the house on Barlow mill,  about half a mile 
away. NOT heard at the millponds today. Possibly 2  birds.
I have now found Acadian Flycatchers at 5 different locations  in the Yale 
forest this year. I have had as many as 3 in one day. I strongly  suspect 
there are at least 4 in residence. One is now at the clearing on the  road to 
the right off Boston Hollow Rd just before the bridge, where one  was first 
found 3 years ago. It sometimes gives the "classic" Acadian call and  
sometimes just a single note, very much like a Least Flycatcher, but if you know  
both well you can tell the difference. And I have recordings of the male 
using  both calls 3 years ago at that location, so It may be the same  bird.
I also had 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers for the first time this  morning, 
using their distinctive drumming "call". They were about 100 yards  apart and 
apparently answering each other. This is typical of a mated pair. 
Boston Hollow/Barlow Mill, Windham, US-CT
Jun 3, 2014 8:45 AM - 1:15  PM
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57 species

Great Blue  Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Bald Eagle  1
Broad-winged  Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove   2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker   1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern  Wood-Pewee  2
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Alder Flycatcher   1
Least Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  8
Great Crested  Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Blue-headed Vireo   8
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay   1
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Red-breasted  Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  2
Winter Wren  2
Eastern  Bluebird  2
Veery  8
American Robin  12
Gray  Catbird  6
Cedar Waxwing  8
Ovenbird  15
Worm-eating  Warbler  2
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush   1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  4
American  Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler   6
Yellow Warbler  8
Chestnut-sided Warbler  6
Black-throated  Blue Warbler  6
Pine Warbler  5
Black-throated Green  Warbler  4
Canada Warbler  5
Eastern Towhee  6
Chipping  Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  3
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern  Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle   2
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Baltimore Oriole  6
Purple  Finch  2
American Goldfinch   4

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