[CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope anecdote

danforth1723 at att.net danforth1723 at att.net
Wed Sep 18 07:18:20 EDT 2013

Maybe you can tell by these mug shots. Taken Sunday around 11:00 am.
Mark Danforth, Tolland Ct.

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From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Tina
and Peter Green
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:22 PM
To: CT Birds
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope anecdote

I thought of posting this yesterday but was not  100 % sure of what I
saw.But since no one posted seeing the phalarope after 1:30 yesterday,here
is one possibility.

After having great looks at the Wilson's Phalarope with a number of other
birders and one very interested high school student,I chatted with someone
in the parking area next to Boulder Pond and heard shorebirds calling
frantically.I looked toward the pond, and saw a Northern Harrier flying away
with a bird that I think was the phalarope. All the shorebirds cleared out
of the pond and the harrier circled around and out of sight with its' lunch.

I was really hoping someone would see the phalarope again but that hasn't
happened yet. So even though I would like to think it left yesterday,I
really think Hammo was it's last stop. Please someone prove me wrong!

Tina Green
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