[CT Birds] CACC

Beverly Propen bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 13:49:03 EDT 2011

8/24  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
10AM-1PM  mid tide, receding, sunny/partly cloudy  75 degrees
2 juvenile ospreys were on the nest & camera all morning.  They took a brief
flight, but basically stayed on the nest area.  One was eating a fish;both
were calling all morning.
1 spotted sandpiper in the grasses by the marsh mud as tide was receding.
about 100 semipalmated plovers, and about 50 semipalmated sandpipers,
D.C. cormorants, mute swans, common terns, 1 juvenile N. harrier soaring
around the marsh, snowy egrets, Great egrets, 1 Laughing gull.
2 Peregrines doing some acrobatic flying over the marsh, catbird, mourning
doves, goldfinches, tree swallows,  many Red winged blackbird juveniles,
house sparrows, song sparrows, catbird, mockingbird, cardinal, cowbirds and
16 American black ducks.  No purple martins at the martin condo.
Bev Propen, Orange

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