[CT Birds] CACC
bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 16:16:49 EDT 2015
6/17 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, mid
tide-rising, sunny, 70-75F.
At 10 am, the female osprey was on the nest with the three chicks. Male
osprey on perch.
At 11am, both parents watch intently and call as a third osprey circles
nest. There was another pair of ospreys far out on the spit (viewed
through scope), just sitting there. At 11:10, the male brings in a fish
which the female feeds to the chicks. all chicks are growing nicely.
On the marsh- 2 adult Yellow crowned night herons catching and eating
fiddler crabs, mallards, D. C. Cormorants, 5 Brant far out on spit along
with an Oyster catcher, 4 Mute swans, Snowy egrets, Great egrets, Least
terns flying around. On grounds: Tree swallows in nest boxes, Purple
martins with young in the gourd condo, Robins, Cardinals, House finches, ,
and a common grackle bathing on edge of marsh, ( many other Common
Many visitors today. One young man (about 6 yrs old), told me that if a
"bear rings my doorbell, I should not answer the door, and it will go
away". I told him that I would remember that advice :)
One cute little camper introduced himself to me and proceeded to tell me
ALL the things he was going to see today-bugs, birds, crabs, fish, beach
etc etc. Very sweet.
Bev Propen, Orange
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