[CT Birds] Bantam Lake migrants

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 23 14:54:11 EDT 2016

There was a modest showing of migrants in the Point Folly area this morning, the best being a juv. Tennessee Warbler. Seen in multiples (other than Common Yellowthroat) were American Redstart (most common warbler migrant right now as verified over and over by Bluff Point), Yellow Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler.  Eastern Wood-pewees (and of course Red-eyed Vireos) were singing, as was one Yellow-throated Vireo and one Warbling Vireo. 
On Hard Hill Road in Bethlehem, near Magnolia Hill Road, a family group of American Kestrels has been hanging out. I noted 6 birds this morning, very active catching insects off the ground and sitting on exposed perches (wooden fence posts, utility wires, dead tree etc). A good chance to work on differentiating age and sex.
Greg HanisekWaterbury

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