[CT Birds] Boat-tailed Grackles at a new location

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Sun May 3 17:04:42 EDT 2015

Good to see you were legally parked as a boater and not  illegally parked as a birder. 

Mark Szantyr

> On May 3, 2015, at 4:41 PM, Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 5/3/15; in Guilford/Madison, at the East River Marsh: a pair of BOAT-TAILED
> GRACKLES seen at the boat launch parking area.  The male spent some time
> calling from the top of the phragmites west of the lot. It also fed on the
> ground around the edge of the lot.  The female spent time feeding in the
> marsh.  They appeared to be on territory and may nest here. To the best of
> my knowledge, this is a new location for this species, continuing the trend
> of its range expansion along the CT coast in recent years.  Other notable
> observations on a two-hour paddle on the river included:  two Yellow-crowned
> Night-heron, many Willet, a few Spotted Sandpiper, Greater and Lesser
> Yellowlegs, Purple Martin, Red-throated Loon, and Marsh Wren.  Full report
> on ebird.  
> Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,
> Woodbridge
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