[CT Birds] [NOSbird] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, 4-13-15, WINTER WRENS, more!

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 22:25:25 EDT 2015


Hundreds of phoebes?

Mark

Mark Szantyr

> On Apr 13, 2015, at 8:52 PM, Mntncougar at aol.com [nosbird] <nosbird at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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> At last! 2 WINTER WRENS singing in usual spots near Boston Hollow Road. 1st was exactly where one first appears almost every year. Other BH FOYs: Barred Owl, Northern Flicker, Wild Turkey, House Wren. 
> 4 Louisiana Waterthrushes, including 2 having a singing contest east of Boston Hollow Road in the swamp across from the beaver pond.
> The Eastern Phoebes aren't wasting time; yesterday I saw a pair scouting some rocky ledges for a nesting site, and today I watched one gathering mud from a ditch along BH Road. In reality, there are hundreds of them. You can't stop at any point along the road without hearing at least one, usually several.
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> Winter Wren pics and song file to follow.
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> Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, US-CT
> Apr 13, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 10.0 mile(s)
> 32 species (+1 other taxa)
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> Mallard  2
> Wild Turkey  1     Running down Boston Hollow Road, 1st one I've seen there.
> Turkey Vulture  9
> Red-shouldered Hawk  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Buteo sp.  2
> Mourning Dove  6
> Barred Owl  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  4
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> Eastern Phoebe  35
> Blue Jay  6
> Common Raven  1
> Tree Swallow  4
> Black-capped Chickadee  20
> Tufted Titmouse  8
> Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
> White-breasted Nuthatch  4
> Brown Creeper  1
> House Wren  1
> Winter Wren  2
> American Robin  6
> Louisiana Waterthrush  4
> Pine Warbler  11
> Song Sparrow  3
> Dark-eyed Junco  8
> Northern Cardinal  5
> Red-winged Blackbird  4
> Brown-headed Cowbird  10
> House Sparrow  2
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> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22851026
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