[CT Birds] CACC & Old Tavern Rd ospreys
bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 20:36:44 EDT 2014
8/20 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10-1PM, high tide ,
receding 73F, partly cloudy/sunny.
No ospreys until 11:30AM. Then the male adult osprey landed on the perch ,
calling and stayed there. No juveniles or female seen today.
On the marsh were a mixed flock of 100+ SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, LEAST
SANDPIPERS & SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 3 GREAT EGRETS, 3 SNOWY EGRETS, 2 D.C.
CORMORANTS, 6 MUTE SWANS, 1 GREAT BLUE HERON, & 4 JUVENILE YELLOW CROWNED
THE YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON JUVENILES were flying around, landing,
eating and then flying around some more. When one flew off, the others
On the grounds: MOURNING DOVES, CAROLINA WREN, CATBIRDS, CARDINALS, A BARN
SWALLOW, MOCKINGBIRD and a large group of 500+ gulls far out on west end of
marsh, apparently feeding.
the ospreys at the Old Tavern Rd nest (Orange) have fledged. Today one
juvenile flew in with a fish and was eating it on the post. The female
adult osprey was sitting in a tree.
A hawk flushed 2 Killdeer. the hawk was heavily marked- brown above, on
its back, and head, a buffy eyebrow stripe, a yellow lore, very feathered
buffy & rust colored legs (like wearing pants),its upper breast was a buffy
cream color with heavy tear drop streaking on its lower chest and belly.
When in flight it appeared to have red/rust on its secondary
feathers(mid-wing). Rather large size. I couldn't find any match in
Bev Propen, Orange
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