[CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest; New BH bird, 4 FOY total

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Sun May 3 18:40:35 EDT 2015

First Solitary Sandpiper I've ever seen in the area. In the  beaver pond at 
the beginning of the dirt portion of Boston Hollow Rd. It was a  the base 
of a small tree, surrounded by water with just a bit of dry ground  around 
it. FOY Common Yellowthroat, Chestnut Sided Warbler, White-throated  Sparrow.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, US-CT
May 3, 2015 7:30 AM - 1:15  PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
46 species

Canada  Goose  2
Common Merganser  3     All F
Great Blue  Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
Solitary  Sandpiper  1     1st for BH/YF
Mourning Dove   6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy  Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Least  Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  20
Blue-headed Vireo   12     The entire area is currently flooded with them 
to the  extent there is hardly any spot you cannot hear one. This number is 
probably  very low.
Blue Jay  8
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow   4
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  3
Red-breasted  Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren   1
Winter Wren  2
Veery  1
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood  Thrush  3
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird   1
Ovenbird  12
Louisiana Waterthrush  5
Northern  Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  20
Common  Yellowthroat  1     FOY
Yellow Warbler   4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1     FOY
Black-throated  Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)   25
Black-throated Green Warbler  15
Eastern Towhee   10
Chipping Sparrow  20
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated  Sparrow  3     BH FOY, possibly first ever
Common  Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  20
Purple Finch   5
American Goldfinch  1

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Don Morgan, Coventry,  Ct
mntncougar at aol.com

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