[CT Birds] 12/17 -- Brazos Road, East Haven -- drake Barrow's Goldeneye

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 18 07:49:09 EST 2017

Iceland Gull,  American Oystercatcher, Snowy Owl, Sandpipers, now this --- Your post is objective evidence of the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect, a well-known birding phenomenon.

Steve MayoBethany

      From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
 To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
 Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:10 PM
 Subject: [CT Birds] 12/17 -- Brazos Road, East Haven -- drake Barrow's Goldeneye
Sorry for the late post.
This morning I went to South End Point in East Haven near the end of Brazos Road
to check for the Snowy Owl that had been seen yesterday during the Christmas
Bird Count.  No owl (apparently it had moved back to its spot in New Haven
Harbor) but I did find a drake Barrow's Goldeneye not far off shore east of the
point.  I had checked the Common Goldeneyes just offshore but this guy was not
with them (often the case in my experience).  I believe this will be a New Haven
CBC count week species as it was not reported during the actual count yesterday.
 Thanks to Steve Broker for info on this spot. 
Gina Nichol
Branford, CT
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