[CT Birds] Branford Ponds trip report May 9

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 10 10:47:55 EDT 2017

Our Sunrise Birding walk at Branford Supply Ponds yesterday, May 9, was delightful and productive, with 53 species tallied. Highlights included 7 species of warblers (including a crippling view of a singing Prairie Warbler), male Indigo Bunting, numbers of Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, scope views of a roosting Barred Owl, Wood Ducks, a late-ish Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers, Veery, Wood Thrush (song), Spotted Sandpiper, Black-crowned Night-Heron, and a mini-course on plants.
The full eBird list, with photos, is here:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36680948

Frank Mantlik Stratford, CTwww.sunrisebirding.com

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