[CT Birds] Continuing migration at East Rock

Mark Scott tillercat at yahoo.com
Wed May 25 19:18:34 EDT 2016

 5/25/16 -- East Rock Park, New Haven/Hamden -- an estimated 18 species of warbler were observed today. In addition to the previously reported bay-breasted and Cape May warblers, singing male Tennessees were heard at three distinct sites (old archery field, Trowbridge Drive and road to Giant Steps near stone bridge), Blackburnians at three (Trowbridge, road to Giant Steps beyond stone bridge, and Livingston Street extension), and Canadas at seven (all over). A female Blackburnian was also seen at Trowbridge at the stone bridge (Amanda Kallenbach). Singing Northern parulas, magnolias, black-throated greens and blackpolls were widespread. A cottontail rabbit sp. was seen on the Mill River trail (Ed Sadowski).
Birdiest areas depending on time of day were Trowbridge Drive, both at the stone bridge and farther in; the road to Giant Steps at and beyond the stone bridge; and Livingston Street extension a/k/a East Rock Park Road north of East Rock Road.
Yard, New Haven -- Swainson's thrush again today. Notable warblers included magnolia (female), chestnut-sided (female) and blackpoll (two males, one female).

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