Date: 11/4/18 8:30 am From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Flirt Hill (Easton) late warblers +
I had my first chance to do some one-hour winter surveys for the CT bird atlas today and went to Flirt Hill right after sunrise. Flirt Hill is the 'other half' of the Trout Brook Valley orchard, owned by Aquarion water company (restricted access), and I don't often get up there. In addition to some nice sparrows (several Vespers, two Lincoln's, one White-crowned), I ran across a late Redstart (female/immature) and a Tennessee Warbler (both by the blueberry patch). I wonder if these were pushed up by the strong southerly winds a few days ago, along with some of the other late birds that were reported yesterday by others. Also nice to see were a Meadowlark, Rusty Blackbird, and Pine Siskin.