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