[CT Birds] Big Day 2013!

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Thu May 2 15:46:40 EDT 2013


Paul,

There was an adult drake Common Goldeneye in the small cove near the  
oil tanks at Lordship Blvd exit in Stratford on Monday afternoon.

Keith




Quoting peeplo at aol.com:

>
> Hi All,
>
> In 2011, our Big Day Team, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Raven  
> Luna-ticks√, set the New England Big Day birding record with 192  
> species. We made the mistake ofmentioning it to the previous record  
> holders, our old World of Series ofBirding teammates from MA, who  
> then went out and beat us by one. We’re gearingup for this year’s  
> run, which will happen sometime between May 18 and 24, and we’veset  
> our sights at 200 species! It’spossible with help from the  
> Connecticut Birding community.
>
> We're asking everyone for reports of lingeringwaterfowl (Blue and  
> Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Eider,  
> Goldeneye,Long-tailed Duck, Scoters, Scaup, mergansers, etc),  
> Red-throated Loon (Common,too), Great Cormorant, Sora and King  
> Rails, Coot, Common Gallinule, Least and AmericanBittern, C.  
> Nighthawk, Olive-sided and Acadian Flycatcher, Golden-wingedWarbler,  
> White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat, nesting Winter Wren,  
> Juncosand White-throated Sparrows, and reliable sites for Lesser  
> Yellowlegs,Pectoral Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Red Knot,  
> Whimbrel, and grassland- birdareas are always useful: Active Kestrel  
> Boxes, Meadowlarks, Horned Lark,Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow,  
> Upland Sandpiper (outside the normalHartford area sites), and even  
> Clay-colored Sparrow, Dickcissel, or BlueGrosbeak locations would be  
> welcome. We can always use information on hawk andowl nests; an  
> active Harrier or Barn Owl location would be much appreciated,and we  
> will keep sensitive information confidential. We make every effort  
> notto disturb nesting birds.  We still need Accipiternests, and  
> Broad-winged and Red-shouldered Hawk nests.
>
> Please send sighting to me at Peeplo at aol.com
>
> Thank you in advance!!  FrankGallo and the rest of the Raven Luna-ticks√
>
> This is a fundraiser for the ConnecticutAudubon CoastalCenter, and  
> I’m happy to send pledgeforms to anyone interested in supporting the  
> team and the Coastal Center.
>
>
> Frank
>
> Life is short. Bird often.
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