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3,500 Warblers 22 species Bluff Point hot corner Groton

DP
David Provencher
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 4:16 PM

A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at
the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders,
approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were
identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly
perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely
Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in
flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's
comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record.
Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos.

Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes
migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and
1 Bicknell's type call.

Dave Provencher
Preston

A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders, approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record. Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos. Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and 1 Bicknell's type call. Dave Provencher Preston
JK
John Kernan
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 5:50 PM

Here’s a question that I hope someone on this list might help me with. I’m starting work on a film, and for it I’d love to get footage of a murmuration of starlings. I understand this happens in CT. Does anyone know when it tends to be and where is a good place to get a close view of it?
Thanks for all help.

Sean Kernan

On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM, David Provencher hikerbirder1@gmail.com wrote:

A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at
the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders,
approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were
identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly
perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely
Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in
flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's
comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record.
Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos.

Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes
migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and
1 Bicknell's type call.

Dave Provencher
Preston

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Here’s a question that I hope someone on this list might help me with. I’m starting work on a film, and for it I’d love to get footage of a murmuration of starlings. I understand this happens in CT. Does anyone know when it tends to be and where is a good place to get a close view of it? Thanks for all help. Sean Kernan > On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM, David Provencher <hikerbirder1@gmail.com> wrote: > > A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at > the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders, > approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were > identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly > perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely > Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in > flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's > comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record. > Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos. > > Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes > migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and > 1 Bicknell's type call. > > Dave Provencher > Preston > > CTBirds, a service of Connecticut Ornithological Association - Bringing birders together statewide. Please support COA: https://www.ctbirding.org/join-us/ > CTBirds is for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For list rules and subscription information visit: https://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/ct-birds-email-list/
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Kathy Van Der Aue
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 5:58 PM

I have not seen a mumuration of Starlings here ( like one sees in Europe) but we have a similar phenomenon with Tree Swallows at this time of year near the mouth of the Connecticut River. There are cruises that take you to the area.

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On Sep 11, 2021, at 1:50 PM, John Kernan sean@seankernan.com wrote:

Here’s a question that I hope someone on this list might help me with. I’m starting work on a film, and for it I’d love to get footage of a murmuration of starlings. I understand this happens in CT. Does anyone know when it tends to be and where is a good place to get a close view of it?
Thanks for all help.

Sean Kernan

On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM, David Provencher hikerbirder1@gmail.com wrote:

A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at
the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders,
approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were
identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly
perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely
Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in
flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's
comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record.
Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos.

Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes
migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and
1 Bicknell's type call.

Dave Provencher
Preston

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I have not seen a mumuration of Starlings here ( like one sees in Europe) but we have a similar phenomenon with Tree Swallows at this time of year near the mouth of the Connecticut River. There are cruises that take you to the area. Sent from my iPad > On Sep 11, 2021, at 1:50 PM, John Kernan <sean@seankernan.com> wrote: > > Here’s a question that I hope someone on this list might help me with. I’m starting work on a film, and for it I’d love to get footage of a murmuration of starlings. I understand this happens in CT. Does anyone know when it tends to be and where is a good place to get a close view of it? > Thanks for all help. > > Sean Kernan > >> On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM, David Provencher <hikerbirder1@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at >> the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders, >> approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were >> identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly >> perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely >> Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in >> flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's >> comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record. >> Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos. >> >> Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes >> migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and >> 1 Bicknell's type call. >> >> Dave Provencher >> Preston >> >> CTBirds, a service of Connecticut Ornithological Association - Bringing birders together statewide. Please support COA: https://www.ctbirding.org/join-us/ >> CTBirds is for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For list rules and subscription information visit: https://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/ct-birds-email-list/ > > CTBirds, a service of Connecticut Ornithological Association - Bringing birders together statewide. Please support COA: https://www.ctbirding.org/join-us/ > CTBirds is for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For list rules and subscription information visit: https://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/ct-birds-email-list/
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Patrick and Christine Tamborra
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 7:59 PM

Starling murmurations are not as impressive as the Tree Swallow events.  At Hammo, I have seen several hundred at a time swirling about.
Pat Tamborra, Salem

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Subject: [CT Birds] Re: 3,500 Warblers 22 species Bluff Point hot corner Groton

I have not seen a mumuration of Starlings here ( like one sees in Europe) but we have a similar phenomenon with Tree Swallows at this time of year near the mouth of the Connecticut River. There are cruises that take you to the area.

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 11, 2021, at 1:50 PM, John Kernan sean@seankernan.com wrote:

Here’s a question that I hope someone on this list might help me with. I’m starting work on a film, and for it I’d love to get footage of a murmuration of starlings. I understand this happens in CT. Does anyone know when it tends to be and where is a good place to get a close view of it?
Thanks for all help.

Sean Kernan

On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM, David Provencher hikerbirder1@gmail.com wrote:

A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at
the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders,
approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were
identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly
perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely
Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in
flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's
comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record.
Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos.

Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes
migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and
1 Bicknell's type call.

Dave Provencher
Preston

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Starling murmurations are not as impressive as the Tree Swallow events. At Hammo, I have seen several hundred at a time swirling about. Pat Tamborra, Salem Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone Get Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/AAb9ysg> ________________________________ From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda@gmail.com> Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:58:32 PM To: John Kernan <sean@seankernan.com> Cc: Unknown <ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: 3,500 Warblers 22 species Bluff Point hot corner Groton I have not seen a mumuration of Starlings here ( like one sees in Europe) but we have a similar phenomenon with Tree Swallows at this time of year near the mouth of the Connecticut River. There are cruises that take you to the area. Sent from my iPad > On Sep 11, 2021, at 1:50 PM, John Kernan <sean@seankernan.com> wrote: > > Here’s a question that I hope someone on this list might help me with. I’m starting work on a film, and for it I’d love to get footage of a murmuration of starlings. I understand this happens in CT. Does anyone know when it tends to be and where is a good place to get a close view of it? > Thanks for all help. > > Sean Kernan > >> On Sep 11, 2021, at 12:16 PM, David Provencher <hikerbirder1@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> A good night for migration was followed by a good morning flight event at >> the hot corner Bluff Point Groton. Witnessed by a number of birders, >> approximately 3,500 warblers exited the area and 22 species of warbler were >> identified. Best birds were 2 Connecticut Warblers (one which obligingly >> perched long enough for those present to get a good look) and a likely >> Virginia's Warbler. The potential Virginia's Warbler was only seen in >> flight for a few seconds and just not seen well enough for the observer's >> comfort to cinch the identification as this would be a first state record. >> Also observed were at least 4 and as many as 6 Philadelphia Vireos. >> >> Heard over my residence in Preston between 5AM and 5:45AM were 70 thrushes >> migrating. Mostly Swainson's and Veerys, also noted were 2 Gray-cheeked and >> 1 Bicknell's type call. >> >> Dave Provencher >> Preston >> >> CTBirds, a service of Connecticut Ornithological Association - Bringing birders together statewide. 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