Date: 7/4/18 7:08 am From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pileateds, Coyote pups
Happy July 4th! I caught up with some species in my CT Bird Atlas Block (96C) this morning before it got too hot and humid. Interestingly, I had a Red-breasted Nuthatch singing (again!). This is the third time I've heard this bird in the same area. Since it has been more than a week since I first heard it, I recorded it as "S7" in my atlas report (male singing 7+ days). It was in some white pines. It will be interesting to hear various perspectives on this. Is it a breeding bird or just on the move?
Also, there was a pair of very agitated Pileateds in an area where I had seen a Barred Owl previously but a Red-tailed Hawk called and caused them to move. Field Sparrow and White-eyed Vireo earned their S7 status. And, I heard and then saw some Coyote pups. Fun morning!