[CT Birds] [CT inBirds] Bluff Point 8/274in e6

Benjamin Sonnenberg benjamin.r.sonnenberg at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 15:42:33 EDT 2016


G ft ugh

On Aug 27, 2016 11:13 AM, "Glenn Williams via CTBirds" <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> 8/27/16 - from Phil Rusch and Glenn Williams - Bluff Point State Park
> morning flight
>
> 185 warblers of 8 species
> Highlights:
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
> Red-breasted Nuthatch - 18
> Purple Finch
> Bobolink - 2 (certainly more than the two heard)
> American Redstart - 130
> Purple Martin - 24
>
> Though the numbers weren't great and very few birds landed, most gave
> excellent and prolonged flight views, which is not the norm.  Though the
> flight was relatively light, it was steady for almost 2 1/2 hours.
> Red-breasted Nuthatches are definitely on the move.  There was even one in
> my yard when I got home.  Eight Baltimore Orioles doing morning flight was
> nice as well.
>
> Also, the previously reported Stilt Sandpiper continues at nearby (to
> Bluff Point) Shennecossett Beach Pond, but there was no sign of the
> Pectoral Sandpipers.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
>
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