Date: 4/8/18 9:56 am From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Forest Products
8 April 2018, Lake Saltonstall White Trail, Branford.
Ignoring cautionary signs to keep out/watch out for active logging, I walked an early Sunday morning White Trail at Lake Saltonstall. It reminded me that even the suburban Connecticut shoreline has impressive logging. The White Trail is a very different experience.
In spite of the saws, I spied several species I sought to see: winter wren, swamp and chipping and sparrows, pine warblers. A bald eagle had a much better view of the forest floor. Several woodpeckers didn't seem to mind adding insult to injury, providing a coup de grace to trees remaining.
It will be interesting how White Trail Ebird lists change over the next years.