[CT Birds] Stony Creek Trolley Trail, Branford, CT, Apr 3, 2012 - NORTHERN GANNETS

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Tue Apr 3 11:16:08 EDT 2012

>From Gina Nichol and Sunrise Birding walk:
4/3/2012 -- Branford, Stony Creek Trolley Trail -- 3 NORTHERN GANNETS 
plunge diving at high tide around the Thimble Islands.

The Ospreys were putting on a great show.  It looked like they were 
prospecting and claiming nest platforms.  Copulation was observed on 
one of the platforms.  A Red-throated Loon was fishing at high tide 
near shore. The birding was a bit slow and it was a windy morning but 
nice to be out!

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Stony Creek Trolley Trail, Branford, CT, New Haven, US-CT
Apr 3, 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Clear day, windy!
26 species

Mallard  3
Red-throated Loon  1
Northern Gannet  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Snowy Egret  4
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  8     Osprey were prospecting nesting platforms.  Some 
copulation occuring!
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Herring Gull  23
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  1
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  8
European Starling  7
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  10
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding, LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
P.O. Box 274
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0274   USA
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