[CT Birds] late Hammonasett SUnday sightings and cedar pruner question

Don Crockett doncrockett63 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 16:41:42 EST 2013


ANd I had a mixed flock of Dunlins and Sanderlings on the jetty. Looked but
didn't see any Purple Sandpipers.

Merry Christmas!


On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Don Crockett <doncrockett63 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Went to Hammonassett on Sunday and didn't see any raptors or hear of
> anyone seeing raptors there.
>
> Had 3 Snow Buntings in one of the parking lots and saw a flock of 30 or so
> birds fly over the Nature Center parking lot that assume were so combo of
> Horned Larks or Bunting but I didn't get a good look.
>
> Under one of the cedar (white/red?) trees in the northeast corner of the
> three roads section of Willard's Island, there was a "carpet" of 1-3 inch
> "prunings." I think I remember my dad saying way back that something
> similar to this was caused by an insect grub? There's a clean diagonal
> slice where the end was cut on the two prunings I collected. Anyone
> familiar with who the pruner was?
>
>                                       Don
>
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> "People say believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear."
> - Marvin Gaye
>
> Don Crockett
> Great Blue Media Works - http://greatblue.com
> West Hartford, CT
>



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"People say believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear."
- Marvin Gaye

Don Crockett
Great Blue Media Works - http://greatblue.com
West Hartford, CT



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