[CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Barlow Mill Rd, Yale forest, Ashford/ Union CT 6-28-14

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Sat Jun 28 21:19:13 EDT 2014

Yesterday was a good day but today was a better one, with  bright sun and 
light winds. I picked up a few species today that I missed  yesterday. Heard  
a Raven for the first time in over a week. Now that  nesting is over they 
only visit the Hollow once in a while. 
The number of species is as high as ever, but I am hearing less  of each 
species now. I assume that nesting has gone into high gear and they are  
laying low.  My Wood Thrush stays down deep in her nest, and yesterday the  male 
was standing on the branch about 6 inches away. Also, yesterday, I spotted  
an Am. Redstart nest with the female on it and she was there again today. 
Dad  stopped by to say hello.
Today I saw what appeared to be a Veery go to  what looked like a pile of 
leaves in the base of a Barberry bush, about 6 inches  above the ground. When 
I looked closer there was an obvious cup in the middle of  it so I'm sure 
it was a nest under construction. Appeared to be old maple leaves  or 
similar. I can find nothing  about Veery nests or nesting online. Anyone  know if 
that sounds typical for a Veery - or maybe some other  species?
Ebird list below. 
Boston Hollow/Barlow Mill, Windham, US-CT
Jun 28, 2014 7:00 AM - 12:15  PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
65 species

Mallard   1
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Broad-winged  Hawk  4
Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  4
Hairy  Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee   3
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Alder Flycatcher  1
Least  Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  8
Great Crested Flycatcher   1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1     Probable. I don't often  see or hear  them but 
this sounded like one and did NOT sound like  Blue-headed.Voice more burry. 
Very slow cadence.
Blue-headed Vireo   5
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay   2
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow   1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted  Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper   2
Winter Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  10
Hermit  Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  10
Gray  Catbird  12
Cedar Waxwing  10
Ovenbird  8
Worm-eating  Warbler  2
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush   2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common  Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  3
Magnolia Warbler   4
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  6
Chestnut-sided  Warbler  8
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Pine Warbler   4
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  4
Eastern  Towhee  6
Chipping Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  4
Scarlet  Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak   6
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed  Cowbird  6
Baltimore Oriole  4
Purple Finch  1
American  Goldfinch  4

Don Morgan,  Coventry
mntncougar at aol.com

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