[CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows -- finally, new ducks!

John Weeks aerie.john at cox.net
Sat Feb 24 17:32:56 EST 2018

There is a lot of open water now, and ducks have joined the geese:  Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers and Green-winged Teals, along with the usual Mallards and Black Ducks.  Raptor activity has picked up as well.  No sign of the Tree Sparrows that have been present up to now -- a hint of approaching spring?

Complete eBird list is below.

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby

Simsbury Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Feb 24, 2018 9:43 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
20 species

Canada Goose  100     Estimated count.
Wood Duck  6, four drakes and 2 ducks
Mallard  23
American Black Duck  10
Green-winged Teal  3, all drakes
Hooded Merganser  2, drake and duck
Bald Eagle  2, one juvenile and one adult
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3     Three adults, two circling together and a third soaring off to one side.
Ring-billed Gull  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43149603

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