[CT Birds] 4/20 - Branford BALD EAGLE, PURPLE MARTINS, numbers of Northern Rough-winged Swallows

Gina Nichol sunrisebirding at aol.com
Mon Apr 22 12:48:11 EDT 2013


 From Gina Nichol with Frank Mantlik and Sunrise Birding Earth Day walk:
4/22/2013 - Branford Supply Ponds, Branford -- BALD EAGLE (adult flying over the pond), 4 PURPLE MARTINS and 15-20 Northern Rough-winged Swallows flying over the ponds, very low and seen well, no need for binoculars.  eBird report below.  

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:00 AM - Branford Supply Ponds
Party Size:     14
Duration:     2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:     1.6 mile(s)
Observers:     Gina Nichol, Frank Mantlik and participants.

Comments:  A very chilly morning which probably impacted bird activity until mid morning.  

36 species total

Species/Count
Canada Goose	2
Mute Swan	2
Wood Duck	6
Mallard	6
Double-crested Cormorant	5
Great Blue Heron	1
Great Egret	2
Turkey Vulture	2
Bald Eagle	1
Red-tailed Hawk	1
Ring-billed Gull	1
Mourning Dove	3
Red-bellied Woodpecker	4
Downy Woodpecker	4
Northern Flicker	2
Pileated Woodpecker	1
Blue Jay	5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow	15
Purple Martin	4
Tree Swallow	8
Barn Swallow	2
Black-capped Chickadee	5
Tufted Titmouse	8
White-breasted Nuthatch	1
Carolina Wren	2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet	2
American Robin	10
Black-and-white Warbler	2
Pine Warbler	4
Song Sparrow	1
White-throated Sparrow	2
Northern Cardinal	3
Red-winged Blackbird	8
Common Grackle	3
Brown-headed Cowbird	8
American Goldfinch	1

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Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
P.O. Box 274
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0274   USA
Office: 1.203.453.6724
Web site: http://www.sunrisebirding.com
 

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT 
It's a beautiful day. Don't let it get away.





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