[CT Birds] Nehatic State Forest Lyme, 5/8/15

Russ Smiley arsmiley at comcast.net
Fri May 8 15:47:38 EDT 2015

A Least Flycatcher was by the Del Reeves Marsh (Pond) this morning in the
Meshomasic State Forest accessed via Del Reeves Road from South Glastonbury.
There was also one behind my house later in the morning.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of
David Provencher via CTBirds
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 3:33 PM
To: CTBirds
Subject: [CT Birds] Nehatic State Forest Lyme, 5/8/15

Hiked 6+ miles and birded as I went. Most notable was Yellow-billed Cuckoo
heard south of Keeney Marsh. First of year but this forest is a good place
to find Yellow-billed. 14 species of warbler but only migrant species was 2
Northern Parula. Had FOY Hooded Warbler on traditional territory and 2
Cerulean Warbler males on their traditional territories. Many Wood Thrush
and a few Veerys on territory now. Dan Rottino, Least Flycatchers are
finally in at Hartman Park in Lyme.


Several days ago while travelling through Norwich city, I was watching the
Chimney Swift display when I spotted a Broad-winged Hawk flying low across
the rooflines. It appeared to be hunting, (I know they do a great deal of
their hunting while perched) which quite surprised me. There are a fair
number of trees where the bird was but certainly nothing remotely like
forest interior. I last saw it dive towards the ground between buildings.


Dave Provencher

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