[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 14 10:24:34 EDT 2017

Thanks Lea,
Is that near the Wildlife Sanctuary, or across the footbridge to the larger park proper?
Great find; experts are agreeing that your photos show a GRAY FLYCATCHER, a first for CT. Did you happen to note yesterday if the bird pumped its tail or not? Also, did it vocalize?

Frank Mantlik

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> On Oct 14, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Lea Kessler via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> I saw the bird in question in Cove Island Park at chainlink fence dividing playground from water, to right of small maintenance building.
> Lea Shaw
> Simsbury
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
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> 10/13. An eBird checklist from Cove Is. Park in Stamford by Lea Shaw reported a late Least Flycatcher. This morning, Greg Hanisek and I viewed subsequently attached photos that to us look like one of the western Empidonax species , GRAY FLYCATCHER. Louis Bevier, an expert birder from Maine (and formerly CT) just saw the pix and he agrees with that ID. This would be a first CT record.
> Patrick Dugan is leading a walk at Cove Is. Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. It is unclear at this point if Lea Shaw saw the flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary, or in the city park proper.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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