Just a brief post-
This morning I went on a walk with Frank Mantlik in Stratford. Highlights below:
Mckinney NWR: Blackpoll Warbler– 3, Blue-headed Vireo-2, Swainson’s Thrush-1. There were many, many Warbling vireos and Yellow Warblers around, plus a couple other birds including Eastern Wood Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Cedar Waxwing, Swamp Sparrow, and Eastern Kingbird. A Bank Swallow among all the other swallows over the pond was a nice surprise.
The Rail Trail: Blackburnian Warbler-1 (fabulous views of a stunning male) Common Yellowthroat – a few, Clapper Rail– 1 in full view, Marsh Wren- a dozen or so. All these showed well plus all the regular shorebirds.
Long Beach: Red-breasted Merganser– 1 lingering individual.
Also- Yesterday I saw a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks on the Guilford town Green. I’m pretty sure they are nesting in the area, so if you happen to be in Guilford keep your eyes open. A Adult Bald Eagle also flew over the green, which made for a pretty nice raptor show.