[CT Birds] Ora Avenue/Proto Drive/Morris Creek Marshes, East Haven

Stephen Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Wed Nov 28 15:32:45 EST 2012

From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
11/28/12 - East Haven, Ora Avenue/Proto Drive/Morris Creek Marshes (11:45 A.M.-1:40 P.M.) 
American Black Duck 1 heard
Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 17 (still 2 1/2 weeks until the NH CBC, but this number of Killdeer on a small patch of Tweed-New Haven grassland is pretty impressive)
Rock Pigeon 30
Mourning Dove 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2 (1-trail to Dodge; 1-other side of chain link fence/emergency runway access a short distance down Ora from open gate) 
American Robin 6
European Starling 200
American Tree Sparrow 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 6

The landfill was climbed, but its far side was not checked.  The far end of Ora Avenue (at Morris Creek) continues to open up with extensive cutting of trees for the Tweed "runway safety zone".

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