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

Stephen Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Sun Dec 2 17:53:08 EST 2012

From Steve Broker (Cheshire):

Ora Avenue/Proto Drive/Morris Creek Marshes, East Haven, New Haven, US-CT
Dec 2, 2012 10:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Ora Avenue/Proto Drive:  (1) short trail toward Dodge; (2) length of Ora to Morris Creek.  No coverage of landfill or its far side lowlands.
28 species

Mallard  2     In flight.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1     In flight over Ora Avenue near Town Fair Tire.
Ring-billed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1     Male
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Crow  2     Airport grasses.
Common Raven  2     Seen just east of Hemingway Road north of Dodge and coming in to Ora/Proto.
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Winter Wren  1     Most of the way down Ora Avenue toward Morris Creek, east side of road.
Marsh Wren  1     Trail to Dodge opposite Town Fair Tire.  The culvert here is the first of two highly predictable areas for Marsh Wren at the Ora Avenue locality.
Carolina Wren  6
American Robin  8
Northern Mockingbird  1     Early section of Ora/Proto just before Town Fair Tire.  Predictable locality for this species.
European Starling  150
Cedar Waxwing  3
American Tree Sparrow  8
Fox Sparrow  2     At recently established feeding station just inside chain link gate.
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  6 (4 Swamp Sparrows were seen here on Friday, November 30 - not previously noted.)
White-throated Sparrow  10
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  3
[eBird report]

A feeding station has been set up just inside the chain link gate, where Fox Sparrows and Yellow-breasted Chat were seen on November 30, and Fox Sparrows again today.  Contributions of small amounts of bird seed here will be appreciated.

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