[CT Birds] Great Backyard Bird Count

Tammy Eustis teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
Fri Feb 12 12:44:55 EST 2010

Our goldfinches and modos have been low, too. I wandered around Chester for 2 1/2 hours and only saw 2 goldies and 1 modo. (But plenty of other good things to make up for those numbers: 3 bald eagles, 2 red-tails, hermit thrush, yellow-rumped warbler, mockingbird, kingfisher...) The most goldfinches I've seen were four at our thistle feeder this morning; they've just returned after a long absence. We had large flocks of mourning doves earlier in the season - upward of 15 - but now I only see 1-2 at a time. Could be the local Coopers hawk is enjoying some successful meals.
- Tammy Eustis, Chester
-----Original Message-----
From: martin swanhall [mailto:mswanhall at earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 09:18 AM
To: 'Tammy Eustis', ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great Backyard Bird Count

So far my numbers are off from last year - have not seen mourning doves nor goldfinches since 'counting' from 7:30 this morning at home Marty in Woodbury -----Original Message----- >From: Tammy Eustis >Sent: Feb 12, 2010 8:49 AM >To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org >Subject: [CT Birds] Great Backyard Bird Count > >A reminder to all that today is day one (of four) of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Take a few minutes to add your observations to the nation-wide tally. Details here: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/. (I have the day off to count, but I also have a cold with a migraine. Still plan to hit some "hot spots" along the river, and of course I'll count what comes through our yard.) >- Tammy Eustis, Chester > > > > >_______________________________________________ >This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. >For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org 

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