[CT Birds] Fwd: Waterford and Niantic Birding today
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
> 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
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