[CT Birds] Branford Supply Ponds - cuckoo sp

Gina Nichol gina at sunrisebirding.com
Mon May 11 14:02:57 EDT 2015


An interesting morning at Branford Supply Ponds with most of the breeding birds
in but virtually no migrants except a Blackpoll Warbler.
A Common Tern was seen flying north over the north pond (lost in the fog?) and a
Bald Eagle was seen flying over the power cut.
A Cuckoo sp. was seen in the lowest part of the power cut where the Red-winged
Blackbirds are.  The blackbirds were chasing each other and this bird was in the
middle of it.  It dropped down into the vegetation and never reappeared.
Probably Yellow-billed but not seen well enough. 

Below is the eBird report. 
 
Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807
gina at sunrisebirding.com
www.sunrisebirding.com
USA 203.453.6724
 
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Branford Supply Ponds, New Haven County, Connecticut, US
Mon May 11, 2015 7:30 AM
Party Size:     13
Duration:    2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:    1.6 mile(s)
Observers:    Sunrise Birding Workshop led by Gina Nichol and Steve Bird walking
around the park on the white and purple trails.

42 species total

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Common Tern - Flying in the fog northward over the north lake. Lost in the fog?
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee    
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird    
Ovenbird
Blue-winged Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager  - heard mostly be a female seen well on the edge of the power
cut
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch

Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807
gina at sunrisebirding.com
www.sunrisebirding.com
USA 203.453.6724
 


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