[CT Birds] Boston Hollow,/Yale Forest, 7-6-15; yet another Blacke billed Cuckoo sighting

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Mon Jul 6 20:34:54 EDT 2015

This is obviously an exceptional year for Cuckoos, especially  
Black-billed. I've lost track of how many times I've seen or heard a BBCU.  So far only 
one YBCU for me, but there have been numerous reports all over the  state. 
There is one Indigo Bunting with a really odd song. I had to  find him to 
ID him. But he has a girlfriend who sits and listens all day, so I  guess 
that's what counts.
More juvies every day, many trying to sing, with odd  results.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jul 6, 2015 7:45 AM  - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
55 species

Canada  Goose  7
Turkey Vulture  6
Cooper's Hawk  1
Broad-winged  Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1   Seen, not heard, in the top of a tall choke cherry 
in the midst of  a hemlock-pine forest
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1   Immature. Unexpected as i find very few RBWO  
in the  area
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern  Wood-Pewee  4
Least Flycatcher  5
Eastern Phoebe   8
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo   12
Blue Jay  6
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee   25
Tufted Titmouse  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown  Creeper  2
House Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Veery   5
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird   12
Cedar Waxwing  15
Ovenbird  12
Worm-eating Warbler   1
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Northern Waterthrush   4
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  7
Common  Yellowthroat  12
Magnolia Warbler  5
Blackburnian Warbler   2
Yellow Warbler  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated  Blue Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  (Myrtle)  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  10
Canada  Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  12
Chipping Sparrow  15
Song  Sparrow  5
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal   2
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common  Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
American Goldfinch   6

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Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct.  
mntncougar at aol.com

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