[CT Birds] Hawks, warblers in the company of resident birds on Pachaug Trail at Hell Hollow Pond (Voluntown)

Brian Williams brianw15th2v at att.net
Sun Apr 26 23:51:29 EDT 2015

Late this afternoon I was alongside a mixed flock of warblers on Pachaug Trail below where it passes Hell Hollow Pond.  Black and white, yellow-rumpeds, palms, pines (adult and imm.) positively identified.  Over a dozen goldfinches, numerous chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice, red-winged blackbirds, wood ducks, a phoebe and a Canada goose plus unseen woodpeckers totaled the early evening dash of a birdcount.
Returning to the pond a broad-winged hawk and a red-tailed were alternating between the trail and Mt. Misery Brook.  When the red-tailed left the broad-winged returned with hot lunch.  From there it moved down a single lane access road at less than three feet of altitude with its quarry to the feeding spot.  Photo link below.

Brian WilliamsGriswold

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