[CT Birds] Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary
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Fri Jun 9 16:53:05 EDT 2017
Last week I posted about the Turner St entrance to the Chaney Sanctuary which is one of the CT Audubon preserves. Along with the forest trails, it now has a clearcut area which should become an excellent early successional habitat. It already is hosting some exciting birds.
Today I visited the Sanctuary again and entered via the Fire St forest trail. The access to the clearcut area is much quicker via this entrance and is well marked with a sign.
The forest trail had 21 species including most of the nesters that one would expect at this time.
Highlights on the forest trail were:
1 Acadian Flycatcher
3 Louisiana Waterthrush
1 Worm-eating Warbler (there have to be more: it is excellent WE Warbler habitat, and I had several last week at the other entrance)
2 BB Cuckoo
3 E. Wood Pewee
2 RT Hummingbirds
Clearcut area had 23 species of birds. Not bad for a new birding site!
Highlights for me:
2 E. Bluebirds
1 RB Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
2 E. Phoebes at nest site
1 YB Cuckoo
2 Great Crested Flycatchers
Both Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks were soaring nearby.
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