[CT Birds] Big Day 2013!

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


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


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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