[CT Birds] Very early Snow Bunting

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Thu Sep 22 07:03:17 EDT 2011

Just playing Devil's Advocate, are we all sure that leucism has been ruled
out in the identification?


Mark S. Szantyr
80 Bicknell Road #9
Ashford, Connecticut 06278

Birddog55 at charter.net

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Robben
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:50 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org; Greg Hanisek
Subject: [CT Birds] Very early Snow Bunting

Wow! The earliest CT arrival in Zeranski and Baptist is October 11th (in
1986) for Snow Buntings.
Is this (almost 3 weeks earlier arrival) telling us something about this
coming winter??
Tom Robben,  Glastonbury, CT

Subject: Snow Bunting
From: Shari Guarino <shari.guarino AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:32:46 -0400
Shari and Val Guarino
9/21 Southington  9 AM  Adult male snow bunting. Seen on the baseball field,
Memorial Park, Woodruff Street, just opposite Hazlewood Drive.  Bird was
almost 100% breeding plumage. Could not relocate when we returned with
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