[CT Birds] 6/18 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall - Black-billed Cuckoo

Mary Mushinsky marymushinsky at att.net
Fri Jul 3 14:16:45 EDT 2015


Also heavy defoliation in Wharton Brook State Park (east end, where the 
oaks grow). Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford

On 6/21/2015 10:27 AM, John Triana via CTBirds wrote:
> One note about this and the other observations of cuckoos......This seems to
> be a banner year for gypsy moths.  On Regional Water Authority property in
> North Branford, we have observed hundreds of acres defoliated this year on
> the east side of Totoket Ridge.  Hiking the Mt. Sanford block of Naugatuck
> SF in Bethany/Cheshire/Hamden y'day, I also witnessed several defoliated
> oaks.  Looking at the forest floor, you can see plenty of ripped/half eaten
> oak leaves.
>
> Thanks,
> JT
>
>
> John Triana
> Prospect
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Gina
> Nichol via CTBirds
> Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:18 AM
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] 6/18 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall - Black-billed Cuckoo
>
> Lake Saltonstall had the usual breeding birds today and one Black-billed
> Cuckoo calling from the forest near the power cut.  EBird list below.
> Gina Nichol
> Branford, CT
>   
>   
> Lake Saltonstall, New Haven, Connecticut, US Jun 18, 2015 6:50 AM - 7:55 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> Comments:     Lake Saltonstall, white trail.  Access from 400 Hosely Avenue.
>   Water company permit needed to access this property.
> http://www.rwater.com/products-and-services/recreation/
> 30 species
>
> Mute Swan  4
> Mallard  1
> Red-shouldered Hawk  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Mourning Dove  2
> Black-billed Cuckoo  1     Calling from forest near power cut on white trail
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  2
> Blue Jay  2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
> Tufted Titmouse  4
> White-breasted Nuthatch  1
> Wood Thrush  1
> American Robin  3
> Cedar Waxwing  2
> Ovenbird  3
> Worm-eating Warbler  2
> Blue-winged Warbler  1
> Black-and-white Warbler  3
> Yellow Warbler  1
> Eastern Towhee  2
> Chipping Sparrow  4
> Scarlet Tanager  3
> Northern Cardinal  2
> Indigo Bunting  5
> Brown-headed Cowbird  4
> American Goldfinch  2
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23958241
> 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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