[CT Birds] Fwd: Waterford and Niantic Birding today

Carolyn sailcarm at aol.com
Tue Nov 4 17:47:19 EST 2014



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> From: Sailcarm <sailcarm at aol.com>
> Date: November 4, 2014 at 5:26:38 PM EST
> To: ctwaterbirds at gmail.com
> Subject: Waterford and Niantic Birding today
> 
> Thought I would see what is recently arrived or departed in my area, especially in terms of ducks and sparrows so I spent most of the day at the following sites: Harkness SP, Jordan Cove, and Waterford Town Beach Picnic Pavilion area adjacent to Alewife Cove, then Dodge Pond and Rocky Neck SP in Niantic
> 
> Highlights:
> 
> Harkness:  Sparrow numbers very diminished with the exception of Song Sparrows and WT Sparrows.  Many Bluebirds chattering.  1 Palm Warbler as well as the ubiquitous YR Warbler and 1 E. Phoebe
> There were 4 Buffleheads in the cove.   Did not get out to survey the Sound.
> Basically a very quiet spot today, unlike the past two weeks.
> 
> Waterford Town Beach Picnic Pavilion area along Alewife Cove. It is just to the east of Harkness.   Can't believe that I have lived here for all these years and have only birded here twice before today!  I was delighted to see 3 White-crowned Sparrows (juv) right away, along with many Juncos and Song Sparrows.  I also had a BROWN THRASHER.  no ducks other than Mallard.
> 
> Jordan Cove:  many gulls, no grebes or loons yet, but 2 Hooded Mergansers and a Belted Kingfisher
> 
> Dodge Pond:  nada, rien, nothing!!!!!   ER.... There was a Song Sparrow!!!!
> 
> Rocky Neck:   Still herons and egrets!: 
> 
> 4 GB Heron
> 1 Little Blue Heron (juv)
> 2 SNOWY EGRET. (late)
> 6 Great Egret
> 
> Also: at least 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 27 Hooded Mergansers, 6 Mallard and 8 Black Duck, 1 Cooper's Hawk.    Sparrows: all Song.    Also many Juncos and some Bluebirds chattering.  I did not have time to bird in the actual campground section.  
> 
> And last but not least, a RC Kinglet in my yard.
> 
> Carolyn Cimino
> Waterford
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> 
> Sent from my iPad



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