[CT Birds] Hammonasset birds, McKinney NWR, Guilford birds (leucustic cormorant)

Andrew Block troubleinshangrila1 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 12 21:58:48 EDT 2009

10/12/09 - West River, Rte. 146, Guilford, CT

Time:  12pm to 1pm
Observers:  Andrew Block, Scott Perry

1 Great Blue Heron
1 leucistic Double-crested Cormorant
1 White-crowned Sparrow
3 Savannah Sparrows

Time:  1:45pm to 3pm

- Stewart B. McKinney NWR (Salt Meadow Unit), Westbrook, CT

1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
4 Northern Flickers
2 Eastern Phoebes
3+ Blue-headed Vireos
several Blue Jays
150+ Tree Swallows
7+ Black-capped Chickadees
5+ Tufted Titmice
4+ Golden-crowned Kinglets
3+ Ruby-crowned Kinglets
4 American Robins
2 Gray Catbirds
1 Northern Parula
several Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 American Redstart
4 Eastern Towhees
several Song Sparrows
many White-throated Sparrows

Time:  3:15pm to 5:30pm

- Hammonasset S.P., Madison, CT

1 Common Loon
several Double-crested Cormorants
1 Great Blue Heron
10+ Great Egrets
2 Snowy Egrets
1 Osprey
2 Northern Harriers
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 American Kestrel
2 Merlins
8 Black-bellied Plovers
7 Dunlins
8 Sanderlings
3 Semipalmated Plovers
2 Northern Flickers
2 Eastern Phoebes
several Blue Jays
2 Golden-crowned Kinglets
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Northern Mockingbirds
many Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Field Sparrow
3 Savannah Sparrows
many Song Sparrows
2 Swamp Sparrows
several White-throated Sparrows
2 White-crowned Sparrows

Also had a Common Raven at exit 44 on I-95E, West Haven, CT.

Andrew v. F. Block 
Consulting Field Biologist & Eco-tour Leader
37 Tanglewylde Avenue 
Bronxville, Westchester Co., New York 10708-3131 
Phone: (914) 337-1229; Cell: (914) 886-5124; Fax: (914) 771-8036

"When the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again..." - William Beebe, first Curator of Birds, Bronx Zoo

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"Just like the white winged dove sings a song, sounds like she's singing whoo, baby...whoo...said whoo" - Stephanie L. Nicks, Edge of 17, Bella Donna


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