[CT Birds] East Rock hoodeds, Blackburnians, Cape May, blackpoll +
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Mon May 9 15:59:38 EDT 2016
5/9/16 -- East Rock Park, New Haven/Hamden -- several groups of too many observers to name without leaving someone out -- 22 warbler species including Nashville, chestnut-sided, magnolia, Cape May, Blackburnian (two together), blackpoll, Canada, hooded (two, in different areas) and Wilson's. Also black-billed cuckoo, red-eyed and yellow-throated vireos, several scarlet tanagers (both sexes), indigo bunting and swamp sparrow.
Birdiest areas were Giant Steps area, especially the stone bridge portion of the paved road; Farnam Drive (the road to the summit) between the parking area near the entrance and Trowbridge Drive; Trowbridge Drive itself, especially the stone bridge and (walking farther in) the second concrete embankment; and the archery field. Note: googling "East Rock Park" will bring up maps.
Yard, New Haven -- black-throated blue warbler the most notable arrival. White-throated sparrows are still passing through.
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