[CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Mon Jun 27 22:48:11 EDT 2016

With help from the folks at the Yale summer camp I've been able  to go into 
some additional areas this year, and while I haven't found  anything new 
yet in those areas, I know where to find birds that were hard to  get there 
previously.  I did a big circuit today to see what I could come  up with. 
Birds are quieting down, so I find less individuals of some species but  still a 
good species count overall. 
Highlight of the day for me was a singing Hooded Warbler, first  I've found 
in the Yale Forest. But there is lots of good habitat for them and I  have 
expected one for years. Ebird report below.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 27, 2016 7:45 AM  - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:      Did and extensive search today, based on species and 
locations I have seen  recently. Lower # of birds but good species count.
68 species

Turkey  Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1   Juvenile -- appeared to be 2nd year bird. !st one of the 
year in  the area for me.
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk   1
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Ruby-throated  Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied  Sapsucker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker   4
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern  Wood-Pewee  5
Least Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe   10
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Yellow-throated Vireo   1
Blue-headed Vireo  5
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo   8
Blue Jay  12
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow   2
Black-capped Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse   4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  1
Winter  Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Veery  20
Hermit  Thrush  2
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  15
Cedar  Waxwing  6
Ovenbird  20
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Louisiana  Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  5
Blue-winged Warbler   1
Black-and-white Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  6
Hooded  Warbler  1     My first in Yale Forest, and a bird I have  expected 
to find for years. Excellent habitat and found in several other places  in 
the general area
American Redstart  1
Magnolia Warbler   1
Blackburnian Warbler  7
Yellow Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided  Warbler  6
Black-throated Blue Warbler  3
Pine Warbler   7
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler   8
Canada Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow   2
Eastern Towhee  7
Scarlet Tanager  6
Northern  Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

Indigo Bunting   1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed  Cowbird  6
Baltimore Oriole  2
Purple Finch  2
American  Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  4

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

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