[CT Birds] CACC
bpropen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 21:28:37 EDT 2017
6/14 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10 am-1PM, low tide
rising. sunny, 80F. At 10 am, female osprey was on nest with 2 chicks
(hatched June 11 and June 12). At 11:05 the male brought a whole fish to
the female and she proceeded to feed both chicks. At 11:15, an intruder
osprey was diving at the nest while the female was feeding the chicks.
Male stayed on the nest with the female and chicks, both calling until the
At 11:30, male was on the nest eating the fish and female sitting on the
chicks. 12:25- female on nest, male on perch and intruder comes by again.
Lots of calling and intruder left after it circled a few times. (Perhaps
a chick from past nesting).
On the marsh: 1 Black skimmer- skimming low over the marsh , 1 Great blue
heron-whacking and consuming several crabs, 32 Mute swans, 4 Great Egrets,
2 Snowy egrets, 3 Ring billed gulls, and 10 "peeps" flew by.
On grounds: 1, Tree swallow, 1 Warbling vireo, 4 mourning doves, a
mockingbird, 2 Cardinals, robins, Common grackles, starlings and House
Purple martins in the gourds and flying around marsh.
Lots of human visitors.
Bev Propen, Orange
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