30th April – Orange Crush!

Pass the sunglasses!! Full-on male Blackburnian Warbler!! (Julian Hough)

An early morning jaunt to Birdcraft Sanctuary, Fairfield to get some time in the field was rather quiet but a few birds were evident – Yellow-rumped’s, Yellow, a couple of crippling Parula’s, Nashville, Yellowthroat and a singing Prairie.

Moving on to Milford, Walker’s Pond was the hotspot, with reported Bay-breasted and Yellow-throated – the latter a scarce bird in Connecticut. A couple of hours here were rewarded with a small flock that consisted of Black and White (3), Yellow-rumped (6), Parula (3), Black-throated Green (1), Palm Warbler (2), Chestnut-sided Warbler (1), Yellow Warbler (2), a dull, grey 1st-summer Pine Warbler and best of all..2-3 Blackburnian’s giving “crippling views” for over an hour!!!

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