[CT Birds] East Rock Today: Orchard Oriole, Palm Warbler, Spotted Sandpiper, Pileated

Kimberly Jannarone kimberlyjannarone at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 24 17:04:32 EDT 2016


Had a beautiful day birding East Rock on and off throughout the day, most of the time with my friend Paul, and seeing lots of other birders along the way.


Over 30 species today, with some highlights:


PILEATED Woodpecker calling from the woods.  Lost of evidence of Pileated foraging activity among the snags and stumps.


1st-year male ORCHARD ORIOLE near the covered bridge.


Osprey carrying a large twig.


Pair of Peregrine Falcons exchanging a large rodent in mid-air.


A Flicker investigating a hold where a Red-Bellied used to be.


Pair of swans; one sitting high on the nest.


Blue-Headed VIREO singing in the morning by College Woods.


Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher by the river.


Lots of Yellow-Rumped Warblers.


Several PALM Warblers and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLERS.


Four Black-Crowned Night Herons near the museum.


One SPOTTED SANDPIPER, also near the museum.


One SWAMP SPARROW.


Two GREAT EGRETS flying over.


Northern Rough-Winged Swallows, Chipping Sparrow, Towhees, Phoebes...


Glorious day.


Kimberly Jannarone

New Haven




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