[CT Birds] (Forgot Song Sp.) Around Lake Whitney, Hamden

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Fri Apr 6 13:25:01 EDT 2012

Sorry for minor correction -- forgot Song Sparrow @ 27, so 29 species total.

Usual Lake Whitney cycle:  North Lake Dr., Mather, Waite, Whitney, NLD.  About 11:30 to 1 PM. Lovely, sunny, and warming.  29 species.  Highlights:  singing Pine W., late Juncos, Osprey, Chip, late C. Merg., FOY Corm, Cat.

RW BBs (incl'g 1 F)
M. Doves

WB Nuthatch
Pine W.
House Sparrows

Juncos 2+
Downy WP
Osprey (later saw 2 stalling & stooping)
C. Geese

Chipping Sp.
Robin (8+)
A. Crows (4)
Wood Duck (pair + 1 M)
M. Swan (8, at least 3 nests)

Common Merganser (1 pair)
Mallards (6+)
GB Heron (2)
D.C. Cormorants FOY (7)
Cat Bird (heard 1 good meuw, saw another pretty clearly)

Starling (1, only 1!)
Song Sp.
Blue Jay
Gull (1, RBG?)

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