Date: 7/7/19 11:44 am From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Block busting weekend for the atlas
This weekend I block busted blocks 56E, 58D, and 58F in my southeast region. Today I spent the morning in block 56E "Willimantic E" though it's actually Lebanon. Tallied 64 species (22 confirmed breeding) in mostly farmland and residential habitat. Most interesting were a couple of male Kestrels in different spots and multiple White-eyed Vireo territories (5 or 6 off the top of my head). Immature White-eyed Vireos have black eyes, like Barred Owl eyes, striking looking. The hardest species to get today (of the expected to find variety) were Ovenbird and Red-eyed Vireo! Had one individual of each and had to search multiple areas to turn them up. Just not enough woodlands with all the farm fields and such.
P.S. Swallows are starting to mass up. Had a couple of large mixed flocks of Tree, Barn, Rough-winged, and Bank. _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org