[CT Birds] Madison birds

paul wolter pwolter6 at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 31 21:13:49 EDT 2012

from Paul Wolter

3/31/12 Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP. Late afternoon at high tide- 4 Northern Gannet (moving east close to shore), 3 Purple Sandpiper (Meigs Pt breakwater with Dunlin, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone), 2 American Oystercatcher, 3 Black-bellied Plover, 14 Killdeer, 7 Surf Scoter, 2 Common Loon and 1 Horned Grebe in breeding plumage, 1 Great Egret, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 female Merlin, and 3 Osprey. No Tree Swallows seen- did they change their mind?

3/31/12 Madison, Tuxis Island. 3 Black-crowned Night Heron, 8 Great Egret, 30 Double-crested Cormorant (some with nesting material), 2 Osprey (on platform), and 1 Peregrine Falcon. 

3/31/12 Guilford, Innovation Pond. 1 Osprey, 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 6 Tree Swallow, 1 Chipping Sparrow.

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