[CT Birds] CACC

Katz1449 at aol.com Katz1449 at aol.com
Wed Sep 1 14:01:59 EDT 2010

9/1  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center    10AM-1PM
sunny, 85-90, low tide rising.
At 10AM one juvenile Osprey was on the nest with a fish, which it consumed  
sporadically throughout the morning.  The adult female was on the  perch.
At 11:15AM the female came on the nest and the juvenile mantled its fish  
and squawked pretty loudly, after which the female flew off.
A birder/visitor mentioned he had just seen a Clapper Rail run from one  
area of marsh grass into another.
there were 4 Yellow crowned night herons (3 Juveniles , 1 adult).
One of the juveniles was in the marsh waters, hunkered down, its beak under 
 the water nostrils above water, just sitting (presumably to cool off), and 
 proceeded to flap around bathing after that.  Later the juvenile Y.C. 
night  heron had spread its wings and we noticed its throat vibrating, as if  
Other species noted:  Black ducks, mallards, D.C. Cormorants, Red  winged 
blackbirds (many beautiful juveniles),  Black bellied plovers, snowy  egrets, 
Great egrets, Laughing gulls, herring gulls, 1 Great Black backed  gull,
semi-palmated sandpipers, semi palmated plovers,  least sandpipers, 
mourning doves, cardinals, mockingbird.
Bev Propen, Orange

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