[CT Birds] Connecticut Audubon Society Croft Preserve Goshen (4/12/2010) - Ruffed Grouse & other noteworthies

twan leenders tleenders at ctaudubon.org
Tue Apr 13 10:09:51 EDT 2010

A belated list of birds observed during survey work in our preserve in Goshen, yesterday. Noteworthy sightings include 6 fly-over DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS and an OSPREY with something in its talons circling over the wetland (couldn't make out whether it was food or nesting material) - not something I see every day in the woods of the northwest corner. Also, one RUFFED GROUSE  flushed near the preserve's entrance. Lots of YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and at least 6 different WINTER WRENS singing on territory. A nice section of Buteos too!

For more information about the preserve, please visit our blog site (http://ctaudubon.blogspot.org) or the sanctuary section of our website (http://www.ctaudubon.org/visit/sanctuaries.htm)

Location:     CAS Croft Preserve

Observation date:     4/12/10

Number of species:     32

Canada Goose     11

Hooded Merganser     4

Ruffed Grouse     1

Wild Turkey     1

Double-crested Cormorant     6

Osprey     1

Red-shouldered Hawk     3

Broad-winged Hawk     1

Red-tailed Hawk     1

Barred Owl     1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     8

Hairy Woodpecker     1

Northern Flicker     2

Pileated Woodpecker     1

Eastern Phoebe     3

Blue Jay     4

American Crow     2

Common Raven     1

Tree Swallow     6

Black-capped Chickadee     4

Tufted Titmouse     2

Red-breasted Nuthatch     1

Winter Wren     6

Golden-crowned Kinglet     2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet     3

American Robin     2

Song Sparrow     1

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)     2

Red-winged Blackbird     4

Common Grackle     3

Brown-headed Cowbird     2

American Goldfinch     4

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

Twan Leenders
Conservation Biologist
Connecticut Audubon Society
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
Tel. (203) 259 6305 ext. 114
Email: tleenders at ctaudubon.org<mailto:tleenders at ctaudubon.org>

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