[CT Birds] Trout Brook Weston entrance BB Cuckoos

James Purcell jpurcell1616 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 11:56:24 EDT 2016

I took a quick walk this morning around 9:00 am through the Bradley road
entrance in Weston to Trout Brook Valley and had several nice bird
sightings. The highlight was definitely the two BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS that
gave fantastic looks as they foraged and called on the edge of the clearing
on the green trail. This pair, according to other observers, has been in
the vicinity for the last couple weeks, and I'm guessing that these are
likely breeders at this point, as they have bred in the same area in the
past. Either way, it's nice to have a fairly reliable spot to see this
normally elusive species well.

Other highlights were several calling Yellow-billed Cuckoos (this place is
full of them this year), a singing Swainson's Thrush, Black-throated Green
Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Acadian Flycatchers,
Yellow-throated Vireo, and four species of amphibians (Eastern Newt,
American Toad, Pickerel Frog, Wood Frog).

James Purcell

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