Date: 5/27/19 6:21 am From: Jane Hills <jhbird...> Subject: [NHBirds] Head's Pond today: Olive-sided Flycatcher and BB Cuckoo(
As I was getting out of my car at the parking lot for the Head's Pond trail in Hooksett this morning, I heard 2-3 repetitions of "quick, three beers" nearby. On the trail, I was able to locate the sweet spot that let me see through the trees to an Olive-sided Flycatcher perched in the sun atop an evergreen. The "vest" was clearly visible.
Also, I heard and saw a Black-billed Cuckoo near the pond at the end of the trail and also heard a song as I was walking back to the parking lot.
Here's my species list (most are by ear only):
Canada Goose (12 flying overhead in formation)
Great Crested Flycatcher
ALDER FLYCATCHER (singing)
Blue-gray Gnatcher (on nest)
Mourning warbler?? (heard a song that may have been this species, but I couldn't locate the bird)
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