[CT Birds] CACC

Beverly Propen bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 20:04:12 EDT 2014


​6/18  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center  9AM-12.  sunny, 80-88F,
low tide receding.
At 9AM  the female osprey was on the nest with 3 good size chicks.  The
fourth smaller chick died  last week.  The male osprey was on the perch
with a fish still flopping around.
At 9:20 the male brought the fish to the nest and female was feeding the
chicks.
At 11:40, female brought a large branch to the nest.
Purple martin gourds are active with one nest (with camera inside) having 6
eggs. About 7 adult Purple Martins in area.  Birds in area and on marsh
include:
4 GREAT EGRETS, 9 SNOWY EGRETS, 7 MUTE SWANS, 2 MALLARDS, 1 D.C. CORMORANT,
1 BLACK SKIMMER (far out ), COMMON TERN, fishing, COMMON GRACKLES,
CARDINALS, MOURNING DOVES, SONG SPARROWS, ROBINS, STARLINGS.
Bev Propen, Orange



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