[CT Birds] Great Backyard Bird Count Sunday Update

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Sun Feb 19 20:36:01 EST 2017


Oh and we're also missing Cackling Goose.

Patrick 

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> On Feb 19, 2017, at 8:27 PM, Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> We are now up to 138 species.  New highlights include
> 
> Snow Goose?  (The Hubbard Park ones did not pan out, but there was the report of the blue morph that we are seeking some additional details on.)
> 
> Canvasbacks, Frash Pond, Stratford.
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> Redheads (2) off Fort Nathan Hale Park, New Haven.
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> Ruddy Ducks, Saybrook Point.
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> The Fort Hale Eared Grebe!
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> American Bittern, Barn Island.
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> Black-crowned Night-Heron, Stratford.
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> Great Egret (not yet entered, but 2 Stratford and another report from New Milford.  This will make 139 when entered if all of the other species hold up.)
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> American Oystercatcher, Groton.
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> Pine Warbler, feeder, Windham County.
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> Chipping Sparrow, Stratford.
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> Vesper Sparrows (2) Woodbury.
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> Common Redpoll (awaiting details though).
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> 
> Some misses for the list so far: Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose, any swan but Mute, Eurasian Wigeon (Mondo Pond?, Stratford Point?), Tufted Duck (though no one seems to have had her lately), King Eider, Harlequin Duck, Black Scoter (!), Western Grebe (what the heck, let's go for a sweep), Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant (do either of them really count anymore?), Northern Gannet, Osprey (perhaps too early), Golden Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Clapper Rail, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, any alcid,  Bonaparte's Gull, Ross's, Ivory, Black-tailed, Thayer's or Slaty-backed Gull (one can dream), Mew Gull, California Gull, Glaucous Gull, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Shrike, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet (!), Brown Thrasher, rare or out of season warblers, Eastern Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Red or White-winged Crossbills.
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> 
> Of course there are quite a few review species that I didn't mention that are remote possibilities.
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> 
> Great job putting together this impressive list!  Thank you all for participating and thanks go especially to Greg Hanisek who is handling the primary editor duties.
> 
> 
> Patrick
> 
> Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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> Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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