Date: 6/10/18 10:37 am From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Atlas Empids - Redding
Rachel Kennealy and I walked the Centennial Watershed Forest Trail (starting from Easton at Poverty Hollow Road through Redding towards Huntington State Park) this morning to census birds in block 92C. The highlights were three species of Empidonax, with expected Willow at the large marsh on Poverty Hollow Road (in Easton) joined by a single singing Alder Flycatcher (recorded) at the same location and four Acadian Flycatchers at two locations along the trail. I'm not sure whether the Alder is a late migrant or is trying to nest, and I've only had Acadians in this area at Trout Brook Preserve, so they were a nice surprise as well. Icing on the cake was a family of Barred Owls with two newly fledged young learning to fly.