Date: 5/7/18 12:31 pm From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Selleck Woods Darien Hooded Warbler and more...
Great variety this morning for migrating songbirds! Selleck Woods is a special place to me for the last five years or so, especially during spring migration season. I was lucky enough to bump into Ryan, who works at Greenwich Audubon, who helped me identify the song of the Hooded Warbler, which we eventually found visually.
I spent a solid 2-1/2 hours at the park circumnavigating it several times. I relocated the Hooded Warbler about an hour after Ryan and I found it, and shared it with three other birders to enjoy. Here is this morning’s list of warblers, thrushes, orioles, flycatchers, vireos, tanagers and more. Most were calling and singing:
1 Hooded Warbler (my first at this location) 2 Chestnut-side Warblers 2 Nashville Warblers 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat Dozen plus Northern Parulas Dozen plus Black and White Warblers Dozen plus Yellow-rumped Warblers 5 Ovenbirds 1 Scarlet Tanager 1 Great-crested Flycatcher 1 Warbling Vireo 5 Baltimore Orioles 2 Wood Thrushes 1 Swainson’s Thrush 2 Gray Catbirds