[CT Birds] defending Storrs!

MIN HUANG mhuang at snet.net
Wed Jan 4 17:28:06 EST 2012

Imagine if a portion of all the money that everyone is spending to go birding actually went back for conservation????

--- On Tue, 1/3/12, Chris Elphick <elphick at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: Chris Elphick <elphick at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] defending Storrs!
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 7:03 PM
> >Paul wrote:
> >I would like to suggest this, attend UCONN for four
> years and only bird within 
> >the Storrs area. By the time you
> >graduate, you may not feel as patriotic as you do now,
> in fact, you may have 
> >quit birding altogether!
> Hi Paul,
> If that is not a challenge to those of us who are
> coastally-challenged, I don't 
> know what is!
> In response I can only say: barnacle goose (several),
> white-front (annual), 
> tundra swan, rough-legged hawk, gyrfalcon, lapwing, snowy
> owl, sedge wren, 
> wheatear, bohemian waxwing, northern shrike (several),
> orange-crowned warbler 
> (probably annual), chat, lark sparrow, dickcissel (probably
> annual), pine 
> grosbeak ... and that is just on campus (and what I can
> remember).
> And if you want to broaden things to the Storrs area,
> pink-footed goose (the 
> 1st), storm petrels, swallow-tailed kite, Swainson's hawk,
> king rail, stilt, 
> Baird's, white-rumped,  western, upland and
> buff-breasted sandpiper, long billed 
> curlew, Wilson's and red-necked phalaropes, lesser
> black-backed and Sabine's 
> gull,  sooty, black and Caspian tern, dovekie,
> thick-billed murre, fork-tailed 
> flycatcher (again, the 1st), prothonotary and golden-winged
> warbler, summer 
> tanager,  etc. etc. etc.
> I don't disagree with your general point, but I think the
> birds are there for 
> those willing to take the time and look ... given how many
> few people bird out 
> here, who knows what goes missing.  We could use a few
> more students at UConn 
> with the time to scour all the farm
> fields.   :)
> Chris
> Chris Elphick
> Storrs, CT
> elphick at sbcglobal.net
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