[CT Birds] Hamden: RBNH, Siskin, Lake Whitney raptors & ducks

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sat Mar 23 17:07:28 EDT 2013

Nothing makes a Red Tailed Hawk look small like a Bald Eagle.  They were dancing a bit over Lake Whitney this afternoon, along with 2 Osprey.  Still a lot of ducks north of the peninsula, and others scattered around.  32 species today (37 species Fri-Sat).

(Where are the Starling?  Or Pigeons?  Grackle numbers seem low.)

From Arthur Shippee:
03/23/13 - Hamden, North Lake -- Red-breasted Nuthatch;  Pine Siskin

North Lake:  Pine Siskin (1);  Goldfinch;  House Finch;  Chickadee (quite a few about); White-breasted Nuthatch;  Junco;  Mourning Dove;  Grackle;  Red-winged Blackbird;  Downy Woodpecker (1 M);  Robin;  Red-breasted Nuthatch;  Tufted Titmouse;  White-throated Sparrow;  Cardinal

Around Lake Whitney:  
Great Blue Heron (1);  
Ring Necked Ducks (roughly 10 M, & somewhat fewer F);  
Wood Duck (4 M & 3 F +);  
Goose pair;  
Hooded Merganser pair;  
Mallard pair +;  
Gadwall (a lot);  
Ruddy Duck (1 M non-breeding);  
Osprey (2);  
Bald Eagle;  
Red Tailed Hawk;  
Black Duck pair;  
Green Winged Teal (6 M & some F);  
Common Merganser (2 M & 1 F);  
Wigeon pair;  
Ring Billed Gulls (ca 15);  

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