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Bo Hopkins bhopkins at cmequity.com
Tue Jan 19 14:54:05 EST 2010


Coot - grass island, Greenwich

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[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Larson Eric
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 1:47 PM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington


>From  Eric Larson

 

1/19 Stonington - Quiambaug Cove around Wilcox Road, Rte 1 bridge, 12:30
-1:00PM  -  Barrow's Goldeneye (1M and 1F), Hooded Merganser (F), all
three hanging around the channel under the bridge.  The cove sluices out
the bottom there to a depth of 10-12 ft, and diving ducks often
congregate there rather than the shallower parts of the cove.   Flock of
20+ Mallards, with two domestic Mallards (white peking and
black-and-white, from the 'hood)

 

Backyard feeder just off the Cove - Downy Woodpeckers (2M, 1F),
Goldfinches (5, M&F), Northern Flicker (M), Northern Cardinals (3M, 2F)
a mix of tan striped White-throated and Seaside Sparrows feeding off the
ground. Common grackles (15-20, M&F). The Tan-striped White-throated
Sparrows where longer and huskier than the Seasides, but the bill
lengths on the Seasides where comparatively longer (overall length
longer than the distance between the eyes and the base of the bill).
Helped to see both species together! 

 		 	   		  
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