[CT Birds] White-crowned Sparrows Silver Sands SP

Stephen Spector charsjs at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 15 20:18:21 EDT 2010


>From Steve & Charla Spector, 15 October 2010, Silver Sands State Park -- Sparrow 
numbers now building in Silver Sands SP.  For ex, in a single Russian Olive, 14 
Savannahs and 5 White-crowned Sparrows (1 adult, 4 juv).  Construction activity 
(pump station and boardwalk), anti-phragmites measures, and extensive 
mowing might be decreasing the sparrow numbers this fall.  A note of caution as 
the result of recent personal experience at Silver Sands: be careful when 
walking through high grasses and brush: many deer are is the park 
and contracting Lyme disease is a possibility.   charsjs at sbcglobal.net 



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