[CT Birds] Evening unusuals 11/29 (+ Hammo orioles)
nbonomo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 08:25:11 EST 2009
Frank, Interesting note about the harriers. Mark Szantyr and I were at
Hammonasset yesterday morning and noted the lack of harriers there as
well. That made two consecutive Hammo trips for me without a single
Of note, we had a flock of 6 (yes, six) Baltimore Orioles in the
campground at Hammo. Various ages and sexes were represented. Hard to
believe for the last days of November.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> After a day of house & yard chores 11/29, I decided to drive and bird the Lordship area on this mild and calm night, in hopes of finding an owl or two. I viewed from the Sikorsky Airport entrance down Lordship Blvd., ending behind the warehouses on Long Beach Blvd. No owls, but from 4:15 - 5:45pm I found:
> 37 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES (going to roost 4:40), 1 Great Egret, 8 Great Blue Herons (including a flock of 5), 3 Black-crowned Night-herons, 1 AMERICAN WOODCOCK, 1 CLAPPER RAIL (heard), 1 Killdeer. Surprisingly, no No. Harriers; they have been very scarce over the Stratford & Milford saltmarshes for the past 2-3 weeks. This might suggest a poor rodent prey population.
> Frank Mantlik
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