[CT Birds] September Big Day

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Fri Sep 8 21:52:34 EDT 2017

Congratulations, Paul! That is amazing!!! 


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From: "Paul Desjardins via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
To: "COA - Connecticut Ornithological Association" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 9:24:02 PM 
Subject: [CT Birds] September Big Day 

Paul Desjardins 
paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com 
Phone: (860) 623-3696 

I always wanted to break my record for the most number of bird species seen on a day in September. My old record was 94 set back on September 8, 1994 with 94 species. I am certain I had Rock Pigeon but they were not countable until the following year. Anyway, I started out at Northwest Park in Windsor with a good flight of warblers including Bay Breasted and 2 tennessees. Was not sure what day I wanted to do a big September but with such a good movement of birds I decided to go for it. It turned out to be an interesting day missing Red Tailed Hawk but seeing a calling Red Shouldered perched atop a building at the park. Also, having found the rarer warblers my last warbler species of the day was a Black And White Warbler! Two Glossy Ibis at Shell Beach in Guilford were nice as was the Black Skimmer in Stratford and the 3 Whimbrels were still at Milford Point. You always miss birds that you should have seen but I still ended up with 98 species. 

Paul Desjardins 
Windsor Locks 

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