[CT Birds] CACC
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Wed Aug 5 13:47:30 EDT 2015
8/5 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10am-1PM, low tide
rising, 80F, sunny/partly cloudy.
At 10am one adult osprey on perch, one in mudflat and another far out on
spit. Around 10:30am 1 adult osprey and one juvenile were on nest eating
fish-lots of calling. All through the morning, the ospreys were coming and
going, all flying.
On marsh: 3 American black ducks, 26 mallards, 9 D.C. Cormorants, 6 Snowy
Egrets, 8 Great egrets, 7 Mute swans, 100+ Semipalmated sandpipers, 2
Glossy ibis foraging in marsh, 2 Yellow crowned night herons ( 1 adult, 1
juvenile), 1 Laughing gull , 1 Ring billed gull devouring a crab, 3
Greater Yellowlegs, Least terns, lots of fiddler crabs.
The Purple Martin colony is quite active and noisy.
On grounds, 2 Mourning doves, Mockingbirds, 1Carolina wren, Robins, Common
Bev Propen, Orange
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