[CT Birds] Two items of interest

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 25 10:14:27 EST 2012


Here are two items of interest to CT birders.

1. Given the overwintering No. Rough-winged Swallow(s) at the New Haven Sewage 
Plant near East Shore Park, here's an interesting 3-page article on the 
overwintering flock in Philadelphia:
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20120221_Why_are_these_swallows_overwintering_at_a_Northeast_Philly_sewage_plant_.html
 

2. Besides the Pink-footed Goose in CT, this past week there has also been one 
each on Long Island, NY, and one in Maryland.  This species was almost unheard 
of in the U.S. until March 1998, when Steve Morytko discovered one in Mansfield, 
CT, and Mark Szanty's exhaustive research proved that it was likely of wild 
origin.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford


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