[CT Birds] CACC

Beverly Propen bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 14:01:03 EDT 2011

9/7  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,
10AM-1PM, seen from windows facing marsh.
cloudy, drizzle, high tide receding.
Cormorants & mute swans congregated at the far end (mouth of Housatonic).
Multiple snowy egrets, great egrets,
2 Foresters terns, common terns, 2 Juvenile yellow crowned night herons in
trees and foraging for fiddler crabs,
1 Am. Black duck, 1 CANADA WARBLER flitting through arrowwood viburnum
(white eye ring, yellow breast, gray back with faint gray striping along
sides (front) of wings (probably female or juvenile);  3 Gray catbirds, 2
Cardinals, chickadees, house sparrows, 1 song sparrow, 1 Northern harrier
cruising over marsh,
2 flocks of 100+ peeps each flying through marsh-1 Western sandpiper,
semipalmated sandpipers & 1 shorebird sitting on cable in marsh (white
breast, deep gray head, slightly droopy dark beak, with white indent by
shoulder & gray wing).
Bev Propen, Orange

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