[CT Birds] Bluff Point 10/1
gswilliams9 at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 1 09:57:48 EDT 2017
Dylan Pedro, Phil Rusch, and I birded the hot corner at Bluff Point this morning. It was a very small flight of about 65 warblers, none headline grabbing, but we did have 10 species despite the small numbers. Highlights were a DICKCISSEL, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and over 3000 TREE SWALLOWS streaming across a broad front from SW to NE, presumably dispersing from the Connecticut River roost. Strangely, we only had two Yellow-rumped Warblers - one during early morning flight and one as we were leaving after 9am flying out of the hot corner. Titmice and Blue Jays were migrating, as well as Red-bellied Woodpeckers. In addition to the small number of Yellow-rumped Warblers, there were only five White-throated Sparrows and no juncos.
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