[CT Birds] CACC

Beverly Propen bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 16:39:15 EDT 2014


​7/23 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,  9am-1PM, 80-90F, sunny,
high tide receding.
It's getting rather crowded on the osprey perch and nest. All three
juveniles have fledged, flying beautifully and landing well on the perch
and the nest. At 9am there was a fish in the nest being devoured.  female
feeding chicks as well as the chicks tearing into the fish.  This was a 3
fish morning.  2 other fish were delivered- male was eating the fish on the
perch with 2 juveniles and female was eating the other fish on the nest
with one juvenile.
On the marsh:  1 SNOWY EGRET-flyover, 2 GREAT EGRETS, D.C.
CORMORANT-flyover, 100 +"SHOREBIRDS" (what I used to refer to as peeps),
flying through marsh, 2 LEAST TERNS fishing.
On grounds: PURPLE MARTINS Active in gourds, 2 JUVENILE CARDINALS, 1 FEMALE
ORCHARD ORIOLE,
COMMON GRACKLES, COWBIRDS, MONK PARAKEETS, MOURNING DOVES, SONG
SPARROW-singing very loudly,
3 RED WINGED BLACKBIRDS (2 females & 1 juvenile), BARN SWALLOWS, HOUSE
FINCHES, STARLINGS.
Bev Propen, orange



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