[CT Birds] Fw: Great Backyard Bird Count, highlights
PCOMINS at audubon.org
Sun Feb 14 14:33:11 EST 2016
Let's see if this works in a better format:
As of right now, we stand at 131 species for Connecticut on the Great Backyard Bird Count. Not bad considering the weather.
Here are some highlights of the count so far Some of these may be occurring at multiple locations:
Greater White-fronted Goose in Simsbury (at least)
Snow Goose, West Hartford
Eurasian Wigeon, Fairfield
Northern Pintail, Fairfield and probably other locations.
Redhead in at least Fairfield
Canvasback in Stratford
Barrow's Goldeneye in Madison
Ruddy Duck, Fairfield
Pied-billed Grebe, Fairfield
Northern Gannet, Stonington
Great Egret, Fairfield
Rough-legged Hawk, Stratford
American Coot, Stratford
Black-bellied Plover, Stratford
Greater Yellowlegs, Greenwich
Purple Sandpiper, Harkness
Wilson's Snipe, UCONN
Iceland Gull (high count is 3 in Tolland, which is a bit strange, but I'm sure there's at least one other out there)
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Southport
Glaucous Gull, reported from Wallingford, not sure if this has been confirmed.
American Kestrel, Stratford
Merlin Woodstock (i had one in Stratford but haven't entered yet)
Red-breasted Nuthatch, scattered reports
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Barkhamsted
Townsend's Solitaire, Greenwich
Hermit Thrush, scattered I'm sure
Gray Catbird, Bantam Lake (at least)
Brown Thrasher, Hammo (at least)
American Pipit, Hartford
Lapland Longspur, Bridgeport
Snow Bunting, Stratford at least
35 Yellow-rumped Warblers at Hammo
The Hermit Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow, in Lebanon at least
Savannah, Field, Chipping, Swamp Sparrows, scattered I'm sure
Boat-tailed Grackle, Stratford
Baltimore Oriole, Hammo at least
Purple Finches, scattered
Report of Common Redpoll in Madison that probably needs checking out
Pine Siskins, scattered.
Thanks for your help, good luck and find something good!
Patrick and Greg.
Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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