[CT Birds] CACC

Beverly Propen bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 14:15:42 EDT 2012

6/27  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center  10AM-1PM,
low tide receding, sunny, windy, 76F.
7 Purple Martins flying around the gourds, catbird, mourning doves,
cardinals, mockingbird, common grackles, Barn swallows, D.C. Cormorants, 3
Mallards, starlings,
8 Snowy Egrets, 5 Great Egrets, 8 Mute Swans.
At 10AM female osprey was on perch eating a fish, male was on nest with the
3 chicks.  He flew around a few times, and then returned at 10:15 with a
fish.  3 chicks were begging and getting fed. A stray osprey in area again,
caused lots of "calling" by the parents.
11:25AM -4 Black Skimmers flew around the marsh, also around noon a Yellow
crowned night heron flew by & 2 Turkey vultures.
Beverly Propen, Orange

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