[CT Birds] Groton Birds
gswilliams9 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 10 17:55:32 EST 2017
Late this afternoon I had the following:
Groton-New London Airport - GREAT EGRET, visible from South Rd (Rt 649) flying east and dropping down out of sight along the Poquonnock River - presumably the NL CBC bird.
Eastern Point Beach - male NORTHERN HARRIER
Trails Corner marsh (from Sneaker's Cafe parking lot off of Poquonnock Rd (Rt 649) - large blackbird roost. Phil Rusch recommended checking out this roost, similar to a mini version of the Connecticut River Tree Swallow roost in the fall. Thousands of blackbirds (could not pick out any Rustys) and several hundred robins started gathering at around 4:15. They swirled and swarmed before descending into the marsh at about 4:45. Two Cooper's Hawks, one Sharp-shinned Hawk, one accipiter sp., one Red-tailed Hawk, and one buteo sp. opportunistically were looking for a meal.
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