[CT Birds] Osprey

David Carey careydavid at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 18 09:34:39 EDT 2010

10/17, 8:45 am, saw an Opsrey perched in tree over the creek by Maravello's at 
Rt. 148 and Rt. 154.  Such a georgeous morning, I forgot about how late in the 
season it was.  Wonder if it might be the same one?
Captain Dave

From: Tammy Eustis <teustis at killingworthlibrary.org>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sun, October 17, 2010 7:44:41 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Chester, 10/16: osprey (and ovenbird in NYC)

Chester, 10/16 (a day late): an OSPREY flew across 148, at Cedar Lake - treetop 
level, well-lit, and unmistakable. I don't think I've ever seen one this late in 
the season. I know there have been ospreys visiting the lake regularly for the 
past few years, and I actually counted a pair during last year's Great Backyard 
Bird Count in February. Have there been any records of osprey wintering over 
this far north?
And speaking of irregularities, although this is not Connecticut-based: my 
parents took a bus trip to NYC yesterday (also 10/16). As they were sitting on a 
bench in the Lincoln Center plaza, an OVENBIRD walked over to them and moused 
around at their feet. (They described it to me: olive/tawny, speckled breast 
like a thrush, bigger than a wren, and with two black stripes on the head. When 
I showed them an ovenbird photo, they confirmed it.) How's that for erratic? It 
must've been blown a bit off-course (the other way to get to Lincoln Center), 
and probably finds some good eats under the benches.
- Tammy Eustis, Chester

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