[CT Birds] On This Date (4/26)

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Mon Apr 26 06:26:47 EDT 2010

We have reached the point in April where any species normally  
arriving  in May can been found now.
There are so many records so that they are meaningless.
In contrast to the expected arrivals, I concentrated on the late  

1875	Fox Sparrow 	Portland
1887	Bufflehead	Portland
1889	Lesser Scaup	East Hartford
1947	40 Red-breasted Merganser	Bridgeport
1947	Merlin	East Windsor Hill
1949	Ring-necked Duck	Fairfield
1949	White-crowned Sparrow	New Britain
1951	Henslow's Sparrow	West Hartford
1952	Long-tailed Duck	Noank
1952	215 Red-breasted Merganser	Groton Long Pt.
1952	Dickcissel	Wethersfield
1952	Evening Groabeak	Glastonbury
1953	Bufflehead	Westport, Compo Beach
1953	Evening Grosbeak	Norwichtown
1954	Common Moorhen	Wethersfield
1977	White-winged Scoter	Mansfield
1977	Long-tailed Duck	Mansfield
1983	Blue Grosbeak	Avon
1984	King Eider	Greenwich
1985	Long-tailed Duck	New Hartford, Nepaug Res.
1985	Great Cormorant	Greenwich, Greenwich Pt.
1989	Chick-wills-widdow	Hamden, Lake Wintergreen
1990	Yellow-headed Blackbird	Clinton
1992	Red-necked Grebe	New Hartford, Nepaug Res.
1993	Pine Siskin	Torrington

1995	Presumed Little x Snowy Egret Hybrid	Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk.

1996	Common Teal	Milford, Milford Pt.
1996	Summer Tanager 	Guilford, Residence
1996	25 White-throated Sparrow	Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1997	Eurasian Wigeon 	South Windsor Sta. 43
1999	Tufted Duck	Litchfield, Bantam Lake
1999	Orchard Oriole	Ansonia
2000	Red-throated Loon	Hamden, Lake Whitney
2001	Black-tailed Godwit	Waterford, Harkness Mem. St. Pk.

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