[CT Birds] NH CBC Highlights

Christopher Loscalzo closcalz at optonline.net
Sat Dec 15 20:40:16 EST 2012

12/15/12: 113th annual New Haven Christmas Bird Count: 130 species, + 3
count week.  Notable sightings were: Cackling Goose, Northern Shoveler,
Canvasback, Surf and White-winged Scoter, Black Vulture, Bald Eagle,
American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Clapper Rail, American
Oystercatcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Purple Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, RAZORBILL, Eastern Phoebe (CW), NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOW, Tree Swallow (CW), CAVE SWALLOW, Brown Thrasher, Orange-crowned
Yellow-breasted Chat (CW), Chipping Sparrow, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, Eastern
Meadowlark, Rusty Blackbird, Purple Finch, RED CROSSBILL, Pine Siskin, and
BLUE GROSBEAK.  The Black-and-White Warbler and Blue Grosbeak are new
additions to our all-time count list.  The warbler was found at East Shore
Park in New Haven and the grosbeak was found at Hansen Farm Park on Patten
Road in North Haven.


Thanks to all participants and area captains for a job well done.


Chris Loscalzo, 


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