Alex Burdo aburdo10 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 12:27:33 EDT 2017

I forgot to mention that Pine Creek is located in Fairfield. Sorry for any

Alex Burdo

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Alex Burdo <aburdo10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I made my first visit of the season to Pine Creek this morning, covering
> the area pretty thoroughly over a period of five hours. I was able to
> record 62 species in the process, the standout being a singing (!!)
> CERULEAN WARBLER at The Bridge at dawn. I was with the bird for almost
> fifteen minutes, and got to hear it sing and call quite a bit (sound
> recording obtained). As hard as I tried, I was unable to get photos, only
> obtaining a brief visual of the bird through bins. I attempted to post
> about the bird right after I had it, but it appears that the post didn't go
> through. Here is what I wrote (around 6:30):
> Around 5:55 I heard a SINGING Cerulean Warbler in a tall tree at the
> north end of the bridge, which I recorded and obtained a brief visual of.
> Song and call were dead on, and the visual showed an overall two-tone super
> bluish bird. It moved down the trail to the left after the bridge,
> occasionally singing, but I haven't heard or seen anything of it in 20
> minutes.
> Other highlights at Pine Creek were six other species of warbler
> (including Blue-winged and Prairie), 2 Lesser Yellowlegs with a Greater at
> The Point, Saltmarsh (including juveniles) and Seaside Sparrows, flyover
> Bobolinks at dawn, and an impressive group of 23 Chimney Swifts. Here's my
> eBird checklist (where I will attach the CERW recording later on):
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38640731.
> Alex Burdo
> Fairfield, CT
> http://aphelocoma.com

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