[CT Birds] Hammo, 12-29-14 highlights

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Mon Dec 29 20:10:26 EST 2014

10 Red-breasted Mergansers, off the beach and near end of  Moraine Trail.
4  Brant, end of Moraine Trail.
2  Mallards  end of Moraine  trail.
2  Surf Scoters, end of Moraine trail.
4  Horned Grebes,  end of Moraine  trail.
3  Red-throated Loons, end of Moraine  trail.
4 + Common Loons, end of Moraine trail.
x   Black Ducks,  many.

1  Coopers Hawk - past the rotary, near the new  pavilion
1  Red-tailed  hawk    Around the reclaimed marsh  east of the rotary.
5 ! Northern Harriers, All over the park. Not seen all at once  but  timing 
and               location  makes it very likely there were at least that  
1  LITTLE BLUE HERON, Juvenile, white plumage. On a  platform in the 
reclaimed marsh. Apparently has been in that spot most of the  time for the last 
1  Great Blue Heron, reclaimed marsh
1  AMERICAN  BITTERN, in the marsh by the rock pond,  east end.
35 Horned larks 20 at the west end gravel lot, 15 on the beach  at the end 
of the Moraine Trail
30 yellow-rumped Warblers. Underestimate. Seen at multiple  locations.
1  Hermit Thrush in the Willards Island  cedars.
4  COMMON RAVENS. Flying east across marsh and the river  at the end of the 
Moraine Trail, heard and seen well.
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct  
mntncougar at aol.com

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