[CT Birds] Fw: eBird Report - Madison Hammonasset State Park, Mar 16, 2013

Tim Antanaitis timant123 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 16 23:33:32 EDT 2013

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Subject: eBird Report - Madison Hammonasset State Park, Mar 16, 2013

Madison Hammonasset State Park, New Haven, US-CT
Mar 16, 2013 9:23 AM - 6:32 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Light snow started about 2:00, then not many people in the park.  1 harbor seal from cedar island.  No crossbills despite checking west beach pines 4 times throughout day.  No hawks.  Why are certain areas (nature center field/willards island & beyond west beach) still blocked off if everything is dry and safe?  I'm not keeping a paper journal this year.  Most notes just help me remember the details of the day.
48 species

Brant  11    meigs jetty
Canada Goose  3    west beach field
Mute Swan  2    swan pond
American Black Duck  40    27 meigs jetty
Mallard  14    10 west end puddle
Green-winged Teal  29    13 west end puddle; 16 flyovers
Greater Scaup  15    west of meigs jetty; very white sides -too far to see head shape -but I've never had lesser at hammo
Surf Scoter  3    from cedar island
Bufflehead  18    from end of willards island
Common Goldeneye  1    from end of willards island
Hooded Merganser  7    swan pond
Red-breasted Merganser  14    12 from end of willards island
Ruddy Duck  1    swan pond; nonbreeding - grayish-whitish on sides.  Rare at Hammo.  testing photo through bins.
<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3EFIQVRZcPuJfNf2LXt15dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LM5-UkHa_CM/UUUrWB73cOI/AAAAAAAAJS0/eROI6mXyBYA/s400/2013%2520Mar%252016_Hammo_cats_videos%2520from%2520last%25206%252B%2520months%2520125ab.jpg" /></a>From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101508656659768574408/JanMar2013_CT?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Jan-Mar 2013_CT</a>
Red-throated Loon  1    meigs point
Common Loon  2    1 meigs point; 1 from cedar island
Horned Grebe  3    west of meigs jetty
Great Blue Heron  2    1 campground; 1 flyover
Great Egret  1    east beach marsh
Black-bellied Plover  10    from cedar island; at least 10
Killdeer  4    2 east beach; 2 swan pond (maybe same birds)
American Oystercatcher  1    from cedar island; on rocks
Ruddy Turnstone  5    from cedar island; at least 5
Sanderling  80    meigs jetty
Dunlin  4    meigs jetty
Bonaparte's Gull  37    west of meigs jetty
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  1    meigs point
Rock Pigeon  1    west beach lot
Mourning Dove  2    nature center
Downy Woodpecker  1    cedar island
Blue Jay  1    campground
American Crow  11
Fish Crow  3    1 west beach; 2 willards island
Horned Lark  21    nature center field
Black-capped Chickadee  12    10 around nature center; 2 willards island
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3    2 west beach; 1 nature center
Carolina Wren  2    1 campground; 1 nature center
American Robin  24    21 campground
Northern Mockingbird  1    west beach
European Starling  2    west beach
Song Sparrow  11    6 across street from nature center; 3 east beach
White-throated Sparrow  2    across street from nature center
Dark-eyed Junco  7    campground
Northern Cardinal  3    2 nature center; 1 east beach
Red-winged Blackbird  25    15 nature center
Common Grackle  35    19 west beach
House Finch  8    6 across street from nature center; 2 swan pond

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