[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club walk at Ora/Proto, East Haven

Stephen Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Sat Dec 10 12:09:19 EST 2011


 From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
12/10/11 - East Haven, Ora Avenue/Proto Drive/Tweed-New Haven Airport  
(8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.) -- 17 birders observed YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,  
today seen inside the chain fence that "blocks" the far end of Ora.   
The chat was observed well on two occasions several hundred yards  
past the fence and on the airport runway side of the road.  Also  
observed  this morning:  Peregrine Falcon and a good assortment of  
other species.  No Marsh Wren seen today.
As we approach the start of the New Haven CBC count period, a check  
of Branford's Furnace Pond (south end of Lake Saltonstall) after the  
walk turned up four Green-winged Teal, four Hooded Mergansers, and  
two American Coot, all on the innermost portion of the pond.  Best  
viewing is from inside the guard rail (!!) directly across the street  
from Big Brothers and Big Sisters Donation Center.





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