[CT Birds] colebrook reservoir today
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 9 12:46:57 EDT 2010
Today at Colebrook reservoir
Was a very slow and windy day with no indications of any movements happening or
any new drop-ins from overnight. We had some stuff though.
6 - Semipalmated Sandpiper
2 Spotted sandpiper
1 WHITE- RUMPED SANDPIPER
Parula Warbler - and others
Our highlight though was watching a female Merlin
stooping on the Swallows flying low over the water. But then, she went
high,(after the swallows vanished) saw something below over the water and
stooped straight down so fast at it. The prey was a Hummingbird which she just
missed and it climbed fast and high to avoid contact and then dove into the
woods. From so high did she think it was a dragonfly or knew it was a hummer?
I wouldn't think a Merlin had hummers on their to get list.
Paul Carrier - Wayne Maegher
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