Date: 6/20/19 1:53 pm From: William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich — while birding earlier this afternoon, one of the first birds I observed was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo foraging on insects and caterpillars in the trees of the parking lot. An especially interesting sighting of this uncommon CT breeder as we are well into the nesting season... as far as I understand, this species usually breeds in more inland locations with mature, diverse forest. Perhaps this bird was foraging far from its nesting sight? Any theories/history on the breeding of Yellow-billed Cuckoos in coastal or wider CT are welcome. Last I checked, the bird was not there, though it covered a wide area while foraging.