[CT Birds] Bstn Hlw, Yale Forest, WED., 9-13-17; Another Barred Owl, C Loon

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Fri Sep 15 19:21:15 EDT 2017

Still birds around, including migrants; you just have to look  for them.  
Several species of Warbler plus one "confusing fall warbler" I  couldn't ID.
Had yet another Barred Owl sighting, about 100 yards from where  I had a 
downy juvenile early in August. Could be the same bird, sibling or  parent. I 
was able to get some pics, despite bad lighting and distance, and when  I 
looked at them I got a surprise. The last 2 are dark and a little out of  
focus, but look closely! Link below.
Also my first ever for BH, a Common Loon flew right over my  head, just off 
Boston Hlw Road. And it was going north. 
And despite migration, there were still 2 Broad-winged Hawk  juveniles 
calling in the woods.
Link to Owl pics:
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Sep 13, 2017 7:30 AM  - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
33 species

Common  Loon  1     A first for BHYF. It flew right over my head,  
following the Boston Hollow valley.
Broad-winged Hawk  2   Juvies, calling, one seen in flight.
Mourning Dove   5
Barred Owl  1     In same area as several previous  sightings. Owl was 
carrying a grey squirrel and wouldn't  share.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy  Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe   7
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Warbling  Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  15
Common  Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  25
Tufted Titmouse   10
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Brown Creeper  1
American  Robin  1
Gray Catbird  4
Black-and-white Warbler  2   juveniles
Common Yellowthroat  3
Northern Parula   1
Pine Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada  Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern  Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  2
American Goldfinch   12
House Sparrow  1

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Don Morgan
Coventry,  Ct

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