Date: 9/9/17 7:50 pm From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, Sat 9-9-17; Bay-breasted Warbler
The woods are pretty quiet now but still little flocks of migrants drifting through. Trip was worth if for me though, because I got my first Ct Bay-breasted Warbler today. I've only seen them in Ohio previously. It was with a small flock of obvious migrant warblers, most of which I couldn't ID because of the sun and thick foliage. They were mixed in with a flock of local chickadees. I've had good luck finding other birds with this same flock before.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US Sep 9, 2017 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 9.0 mile(s) 26 species
Turkey Vulture 3 Mourning Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 3 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Least Flycatcher 1 Eastern Phoebe 4 Blue-headed Vireo 2 Red-eyed Vireo 3 Blue Jay 15 Common Raven 2 Black-capped Chickadee 35 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 House Wren 2 Hermit Thrush 1 American Robin 1 Gray Catbird 3 Common Yellowthroat 4 Bay-breasted Warbler 1 FOY and first for me in Ct - in with a small flock of migrants foraging with local Chickadees Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Pine Warbler 4 Chipping Sparrow 3 American Goldfinch 20