[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.
> Life is short. Bird often.
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