[CT Birds] CACC
bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 14:31:14 EDT 2013
4/24 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10am-1PM, high tide,
At 10AM the female osprey was on the nest with 3 eggs. At 11:30 the male
returned with a fish, which the female took and went to the perch to eat it.
11:45 female osprey returns to nest, male goes to perch and then leaves.
from 11:55 til 12:15 a third osprey was in the area. First it sat on the
camera and the female was squawking! It flew off, only to return, hovering
above the nest for at least a minute, then tried to land on the nest, as
the female was squawking. But she would not leave the nest. Male osprey
2 Ring billed gulls were on the osprey perch.
Other birds seen on the marsh and on grounds/feeders:
8 Yellowlegs (Definitely some greater, possibly one lesser), 1000+ Brant
throughout the marsh,
4 REd breasted mergansers, 11 Mute swans, Canada geese, 8 D.C. Cormorants,
Tree swallows, Great egrets, snowy egrets, 2 mallards.
Song sparrows, White throated sparrows, house sparrows around and in Purple
Martin gourds, Common grackles, Red winged blackbirds, House finches,
mourning doves, pair of cardinals, 3 Goldfinches (2M,1F), 1 Rock dove,
American crows, American Robins.
Bev Propen, Orange
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