[CT Birds] fast food snow bunting

Schlesinger, Lee Lee.Schlesinger at purchase.edu
Sat Jan 12 10:27:24 EST 2013

Some years ago, on a New Haven Christmas Count, in "my" territory in Orange, we pulled into a McDonalds on the Post Road after sunset, pretty dark, and there was a Snow Bunting eating a French Fry in the parking lot--final bird of the day...

Lee Schlesinger
Port Chester, NY
From: CTBirds [ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of David F Provencher [david.f.provencher at dom.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:54 AM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Fast food Raven

When I started birding all too many years ago, I was travelling in Maine and I stopped at McDonalds for a quick bite. While there I noticed Ravens eating discarded French fries in the parking lot. At the time Ravens were very uncommon in CT, and certainly not in southeast CT at all, and I wondered if I would ever live to see one eating discarded fast food in CT. Well a very long time later, this morning in fact, I was pumping gas into my car at Stop and Shop in Waterford. Across the street is a Burger King. While I was pumping, a Raven in the tree next to the station swooped down toward the Burger King parking lot. I got quite a thrill when I thought I was going to see that circle closed. Anticipating the Raven scavenging fast food, I was a little surprised to see it go for a gull carcass instead. Oh well, fast food on the one hand, and dead gull on the other. Close enough.


David Provencher

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