[CT Birds] First Day of Spring - Hammonasset

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Wed Mar 21 12:53:22 EDT 2007

>From Gina Nichol and Sunrise Birding Group:
3/21/2007 --  Madison, Hammonasset State Park - 3 PURPLE SANDPIPER, 1 
Other species recorded:  American Black Duck, American Wigeon, Surf Scoter, 
Common Goldeneye, Hooded  Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Double-crested 
Cormorant, Great Blue Heron,  Northern Harrier, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, 
Herring Gull, Great  Black-backed Gull, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, 
Horned Lark,  Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, 
Red-winged  Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, American 
Goldfinch, House  Sparrow, Harbor Seal. Opossum.  
The Purple Sandpipers were on the rocks at the end of the Meig's Point  
Jetty.  The lone Bonaparte's Gull was feeding on the beach at Meig's  Point.  The 
Eastern Meadowlark flew across the big parking lot landing a  few times as it 
moved in a northwesterly direction toward the marsh.  The  Rough-legged was 
seen from the Cedar Island Trail flying toward Willard's  Island.  I post my 
sightings online as well at _http://www.sunrisebirding.com/sightings.htm_ 
(http://www.sunrisebirding.com/sightings.htm) . 

Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding, LLC
Email: _sunrisebirding at aol.com_ (mailto:sunrisebirding at aol.com) , 
_gina at sunrisebirding.com_ (mailto:gina at sunrisebirding.com) 
Web site:  _http://www.sunrisebirding.com_ (http://www.sunrisebirding.com) 

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