[CT Birds] inland storm birding
cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Wed Oct 31 09:57:54 EDT 2012
10/30/12, Wallingford/Meriden/Cheshire ponds and reservoirs. I went out yesterday morning between 8:30a-noon, to see what I could find after the storm. Mostly I saw the same birds that I reported on Oct. 29th with just a few exceptions. There was a Bonaparte's Gull on Hanover Pond in Meriden and ~300 Ring-necked Ducks on Broad brook Reservoir in Cheshire. I decide late morning to head over to the CT River in Middletown thinking that any birds that were blown inland might follow a major waterway back to the coast. No unusual species but I did get to watch a dog fight between a Red-tailed Hawk and a Common Raven. They were dive bombing each other for about 2 minutes. Just how big Ravens are was obvious in that it wasn't much smaller than the Red-tail.
In the afternoon, I was at the Halloween Storm in Meriden. 2 additional Common Ravens were ominously hanging out in the parking lot. Happy Halloween all!
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