[CT Birds] Good day in Newington

Roy Zartarian royz at royzartarian.com
Fri Mar 23 19:41:08 EDT 2007


A lunchtime stop at Mill Pond in Newington today turned up a pair of
Hooded Mergansers.  The pond has had a Red-Breasted Merganser in the
past, and Common Mergs  sense when trout are stocked there for the
children's fishing derby. This is  the first time  in my experience
that  Hoodeds have been seen there.

Another first for the pond came later in the day.  Anita Shaffer
discovered  a pair of American Wigeon there as well.

Local first-of-year Killdeer were seen alongside the Berlin Turnpike
late in the afternoon, and the Fox Sparrow pair  remained in the back
yard for the fifth day.

Roy Zartarian
Newington




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