Date: 4/18/17 7:24 pm From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union
Rather quiet today, probably because of colder temps. Still most of the species but in some cases less birds. Couldn't check northwestern Union since the road was closed because of a sinkhole (which I reported yesterday). Rotted out steel culvert that carries a stream under the road. They worked on it today, so hopefully, open soon. I had a pair of Palm Warblers foraging together today, which I thought might have been male and female, but according to Sibley there is no variation by sex. But one of the birds was our typical Palm and the other had a noticeably whitish belly and was paler overall. It matched the picture of a "western" Palm in Sibley quite well.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US Apr 18, 2017 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM Protocol: Traveling 8.0 mile(s) 36 species
Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 6 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6 Downy Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker 5 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 12 Blue-headed Vireo 8 Blue Jay 15 American Crow 1 Common Raven 2 Tree Swallow 4 Black-capped Chickadee 20 Tufted Titmouse 12 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 Winter Wren 2 Hermit Thrush 2 American Robin 15 Louisiana Waterthrush 6 Northern Waterthrush 1 Likely same bird as yesterday. Now singing frequently Black-and-white Warbler 1 Palm Warbler 2 Apparent pair, foraging together Pine Warbler 25 In this area a very common nester. Nearly every mature white pine has a pair. Undoubtedly a very low estimate of birds seen and heard. Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Chipping Sparrow 12 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Song Sparrow 3 Northern Cardinal 3 Red-winged Blackbird 8 Brown-headed Cowbird 12 Purple Finch 1 American Goldfinch 10