Date: 11/21/20 8:44 am
From: Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Swamp Preserve - Ledyard
Wanted to recommend a great local patch...Pine Swamp Preserve in Ledyard. This preserve is part of Avalonia Land Conservancy, and it provides a good range of habitat, including a pond, mixed-growth forest, and about two miles of a wide power line cut. I saw 27 species there this morning, including at least 3 Bald Eagles, a late Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird (getting late for them), Belted Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwings, and others. Doubtless, the power line cut is home to classic species such as Indigo Bunting and Blue-winged Warbler during breeding season. Probably a good place to look for Golden-winged Warbler as well during the right time of year. Regardless, it’s the type of place that has a good variety of birds year-round. The best way to access the power line cut is to park at the trailhead across from Stone Ct. in Ledyard.

Jim Stanton
Ledyard, CT
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