Date: 7/1/19 11:56 am From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Granby: Atlasing Mary Edwards Mountain Property
I confirmed nesting of three species today in the Granby Land Trust’s Mary Edwards Mountain Property: Black-billed Cuckoo, American Robin and Northern Cardinal. Full eBird report is below.
John Weeks North Granby
Mary Edwards Mountain Property (CT Atlas Block 21A), Hartford, Connecticut, US Jul 1, 2019 9:09 AM - 10:55 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments: Weather: sunny, low humidity; 73 F to start; somewhat breezy. 29 species
Mourning Dove 2 Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Carrying a plump, hairy caterpillar that only a cuckoo could love. Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Stirred up two angry Robins when it perched low in a tree, presumably near their nest. Broad-winged Hawk 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Warbling Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 2 American Crow 2 Barn Swallow 1 Black-capped Chickadee 2 House Wren 2 Eastern Bluebird 1 Veery 1 American Robin 2 A pair, furiously berating a Red-shouldered Hawk; one of the Robins was carrying a worm. It never ceases to amaze me that birds can call and even sing while carrying food in their beaks. Gray Catbird 3 Cedar Waxwing 1 American Goldfinch 1 Chipping Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 2 Eastern Towhee 1 Baltimore Oriole 1 Red-winged Blackbird 5 Ovenbird 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 American Redstart 1 Yellow Warbler 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Northern Cardinal 3 Adult fed a nearly full-grown fledgling.