[CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Ashford, 4-15-15. Blue-headed Vireos, Purple Finches
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Wed Apr 15 16:37:50 EDT 2015
FOY, 2 Purple finches and 2 Blue-headed Vireos. Also 2 Wood Ducks, FOY for
7 YB Sapsuckers, 4 in one location. Way too early for juvies, maybe
fighting over mates or nesting and drumming sites. I find YBSA in same spot every
year. Wood Ducks in BH Brook just north of beaver pond, right next to the
road. F Turkey trotting down the road again, near beaver pond.
E. Phoebes much quieter now, getting down to business I guess. Still very
active around rock cliffs, etc.
I heard a deep clucking sort of sound, which I knew was a Raven, but when
I looked up I saw a brown bird circling. Turned out to be adult RT Hawk
being seriously harassed by the Raven. A great look for comparative sizes
since they were practically touching at times. Raven looked every bit as big as
the hawk, but with narrower wings.
Seems to be an exceptional number of Pine Warblers singing this year.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, US-CT
Apr 15, 2015 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Wood Duck 2 FOY at Boston Hollow. In the stream next to BH raod.
Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Being harassed by angry Raven
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7 4 of them in one spot, all chasing around.
Obviously adults, at least 1 M and 1 F but I'm guessing 2 pairs. Perhaps
fighting over nesting/drumming sites.Location I find them at every year.
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Eastern Phoebe 30 Much quieter now but busy around nesting sites
Blue-headed Vireo 2 FOY
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Common Raven 2 1 making a deep clucking sound and harassing a RT
Hawk near nest site. Easily as big as the hawk.
Tree Swallow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Pine Warbler 25 siging loudly from the pines. Heard at every stop.
Probably grossly underestimated.
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Purple Finch 2 FOY. Singing from the pines at the Union end of Barlow
Mill Rd, Old logging site that has been re-cut this past winter
American Goldfinch 1
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