[CT Birds] CACC

Katz1449 at aol.com Katz1449 at aol.com
Wed Aug 11 14:30:25 EDT 2010

8/11  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center  10AM-1PM
sunny, 85, low tide rising.
At 10AM all 6 osprey family members were in and on the nest or on the  
Adult F. was munching on her fish on the perch;  4 juveniles on the  nest, 
2 eating their own fish;  one flew around the nest area with a fish  in its 
talons, being chased by another.
At 10:40AM 3 juveniles were on the nest, 2 of them with fish as the adult  
female continued eating her own fish on the perch.
At noon, 4 juveniles were on the nest as one tried to snatch a fish from  
underneath a sibling.  Very interesting interactions between the ospreys as  
they vie for each others' fish.  Most of the morning their wings were  
drooping and outstretched.
Also seen this morning were 4 Purple Martins at the nest box, numerous  
house sparrows, house finches, red winged blackbirds, mourning doves, grackles, 
 starlings,  1 Great egret, 1 Snowy egret, 1 fly-by D.C. Cormorant, 1 mute  
swan,  12 Black ducks,  an adult mockingbird with a juvenile, 
2 cardinals, at least 3 monk parakeets heard and seen at bird feeders  by 
entrance, possibly more in the trees, several barn swallows flying around  
Bev Propen, Orange

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