[CT Birds] Mississippi Kite at Great Pond

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Sun Jul 18 22:18:23 EDT 2010



7/17 Rock Hall, Colebrook; 2 Bald Eagles (2nd years), 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 2 Black Vultures with 34 Turkey Vultures massing at sunset.

7/18 Great Pond, Simsbury; 1 adult Mississippi Kite hunting over Great Pond from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Observed diving close to the water; caught only 1 dragonfly while we were watching. 2 Killdeer, 4 Least Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Wood Ducks, 1 Green Heron, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, 4 E. Kingbirds, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 1 Baltimore Oriole, 2 Veery, and plenty of Cedar Waxwings... Frank G. Patrick, Jim, Vanessa, Wendy   





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