[CT Birds] On This Weekend

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Thu May 27 07:42:17 EDT 2010


Memorial Day weekend is a busy time for me, so here are the records  
to the end of the month.

This is also a time when we lose access to many town parks and have  
to pay for the State Parks. So this is a time for one last look for  
the season.


5/27
1876	Mourning Warbler	New Haven
1919	Bicknell's Thrush  	West Haven
1945	Pied-billed Grebe	South Windsor
1945	Grasshopper Sparrow	Fairfield
1948	Northern Saw-whet Owl	Glastonbury
1949	200 White-winge Scoter	Stonington
1954	452 Ruddy Turnstone	Westport
1854	Bufflehead	Westport
1956	300 Ruddy Turnstone West Haven
1957	Black Rail	Guilford
1970	Red Crossbill	Mansifield
1973	Thick-billed Murre	Stonington
1989	Lark Sparrow	East Haddam
1993	Red-throated Loon	Westport, Compo Beach
1995	White-winged Scoter	Southbury
1996	1000 Semipalmated Sandpiper	Milford, Milford Pt.
1996	Bonaparte's Gull	Guilford, Falkner's Is.
1889	Black Skimmer	West Haven (nesting)

5/28
1875	Wood Duck	Portland (nesting)
1926	Purple Gallinule	Stratford
1928	Red-necked Grebe	"Connecticut"
1949	Grasshopper Sparrow	Fairfield
1952	Alder Flycatcher	Canaan
1956	Black Tern	South Windsor	
1986	Snow Goose	Southbury
1990	Bohemian Waxwing	Litchfield White Mem. Found.
1991	40 Red Knot	Miflord, Milford Pt.
1991	Wilson's Phalarope	Milford, Milford Pt.
1991	Iceland Gull	Milford, Milford Pt.
1992	300 Chimney Swift	Norwalk
1993	Glaucous Gull	Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1995	Clay-colored Sparrow	Windsor, Northwest Pk.
1998	45 Ruddy Turnstone	Milford, Milford Pt.
1998	Wilson's Phalarope	Durham
1999	200 Common Nighthawk	Litchfield, White Mem, Found.


5/29
1873	Passenter Pigeon	Portland
1877	Common Eider	Milford
1927	Tundra Swan	Windsor
1948	100 White-winged Scoter	Madison
1949	Grasshopper Sparrow	Old Lyme
1953	Common Nighthawk	Glastonbury (hundred migrating)
1954	Common Nighthawk	Glastonbury (hundreds migrating)
1955	Black Tern	Wethersfield
1975	Red-breasted Nuthatch	Mansfield (nesting)
1977	White-crowned Sparrow	Mansfield
1989	American White Pelican	Greenwich, Greenwich Pt.
1996	Snow Goose 	Mansfield
1996	Ruddy Shelduck	Stamford, Holly Pond


5/30
1874	American Woodcock	Portland (with young)
1901	Pileated Woodpecker	Torrington (nest) (it must have been very  
rare, I have 3 separate citations of the same nest)

1926	American Golden-Plover	Greenwich, Sound Beach
1946	Sharp-shinned Hawk	Fairfield
1946	Bonaparte's Gull	Fairfield
1947	50 White-winged Scoter	Fairfield
1948	56 Red Knot  	Fairfield
1952	200 Chimney Swift	New Haven
1952	Grasshopper Sparrow	Old Lyme
1954	548	White-winged Scoter	Westport
1956	Northern Shoveler	Glastonbury
1956	Wilson's Snipe	South Canaan	(Courtship Flights)
1965	Northern Wheatear	Guilford
1978	King Eider	Stratford, Long Beach
1988	Rough-legged Hawk	Ansonia
1992	American Golden-Plover	Milford, Milford Pt.
1998	Western Kingbird	Mansfield, Hammonasset St. Pk.


5/31
1880	Blue-headed Vireo	Eastford (nesting)
1892	Solitary Sandpiper	Litchfield
1939	American Woodcock	Mansfield (nesting)
1954	Solitary Sandpiper	Mt. Riga
1958	Curlew Sandpiper	New Haven
1982	Ruff    	Old Saybrook, North Cove
1990	Caspian Tern	Stratford
1997	Caspian Tern	Litchfield, Little Pond
















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