[CT Birds] Hammo 11/4 - EVGR, RNGR, West End - Police say off limits

Mark Barriger whitewash88 at live.com
Mon Nov 5 06:36:31 EST 2012


When we were there on Saturday the State Police stopped every single car coming into the park and warned us that being caught in any way on the west end (even on the beach) would result in an arrest so they are very serious. 

Mark Barriger
Wallingford, CT

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On Nov 4, 2012, at 9:33 PM, Tim Antanaitis <timant123 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From Tim Antanaitis:
>  
> 11/4/12 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1 BLACK SCOTER, 2
> NORTHERN GANNETS, 1 EVENING GROSBEAK female flyover calling, 7 SNOW BUNTINGS, 4 RED-
> BREASTED NUTHATCHES
>  
> The police kicked many birders (including myself) out of the western end of the park late in the afternoon. 
> He seemed pretty angry about us being near all the equipment.  He herded us out of there like cattle.  I don't think
> birders should venture into that area until all of the storm clean up vehicles are all moved out and the west end of
> the park is opened to regular traffic.
>  
> Here's what used to be a Red-winged Blackbird (I found it hanging in a cedar on Willard's Island - probably a hawk's leftovers from lunch): 
> https://picasaweb.google.com/101508656659768574408/NovDec2012_CT#5807120442242365058
>  
> Here's a pretty far picture of the Red-necked Grebe near Meig's jetty:
> https://picasaweb.google.com/101508656659768574408/NovDec2012_CT#5807120315079269170
>  
> Here's a Snow Bunting:
> https://picasaweb.google.com/101508656659768574408/NovDec2012_CT#5807120509269125826
>  
>  
>  
> Full ebird list for the day:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S11962824
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