[CT Birds] On This Day (10/4)
dennisvz at optonline.net
Sun Oct 4 07:40:43 EDT 2009
First, a comment about Scoters.
This is the time of year they are migrating and I have many records
of them in large number and on inland reservoirs. So many in fact
that they would be distracting. Yet, they are likely of interest.
Suffice to say, if you want to look for scoters inland now is the
time. If you want specific information about a specific reservoir
contact me. So, except for some unusual large numbers (by today's
standards) they will not be mentioned.
They are also migrating this month and the large numbers reported are
from fly-bys not birds on the ground.
something new: the first record will now be the oldest record for the
1890 Acadian Sharp-tailed Sparrow Portland
1945 Short-eared Owl East Windsor Hill
1953 Scarlet Tanager Guilford
1967 (10/4 to 30)Black-throated Gray Warbler Waterford
1972 Painted Bunting Fairfield
1985 Gull-billed Tern Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk.
1986 Caspian Tern Milford, Miilford Pt.
1991 6000 Blue Jay New Haven, Lighthouse Pk.
1992 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Groton
1994 Lapland Longspur Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1995 Lapland Longspur Mansfield, Storrs
1997 Golden-winged Warbler Groton, Bluff Pt.
1997 Swainson's Hawk New Haven, Lighthouse Pk.
1997 Western Tanager Groton Bluff Pt.
2000 Fox Sparrow Litchfield, White Memorial
2000 1500 Yellow-rumped Warbler Westbrook
1988 200 Snow Goose Greenwich
1990 500 Snow Goose Milford, Milford Pt.
1990 250 Snow Goose Pawcatuck
2000 500 Snow Goose Old Lyme, Griswold Pt.
2000 300 Snow Goose Guilford
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