[CT Daily] 11/03/2007 HARRIS'S SPARROW

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sat Nov 3 21:52:13 EDT 2007


 From Luke Tiller (and plenty of others):
11/03 - Wilton, Allen's Meadows -- 1 HARRIS'S SPARROW (an adult bird
almost as illustrated in Nat Geos fifth edition - bottom bird - with
scalloped head and sliver of throat seperating black throat and black
necklace) 11:00am-5:45pm, 1 VESPER SPARROW, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS,
PURPLE FINCHES, PIPITS
11/03 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- 1 BLACK SCOTER, 2 FORSTER'S
TERNS, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

 From Dori Sosensky:
11/03 - East Haven, Proto Drive -- COMMON GROUND-DOVE 9:35 (but others
did NOT see it from 3:40 to 5:40); also Fox Sparrow

 From John Johnson:
11/03 - South Kent yard -- 10+ EVENING GROSBEAKS feeding in trees
(catkins?), PURPLE FINCH

 From Dave Provencher:
11/03 - Groton, Eastern Point Park -- COMMON EIDER (1 female),
Northern Gannet (20), SNOW BUNTING (15)

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/03 - Waterford yard -- 1 FOX SPARROW, 1 f. PURPLE FINCH

 From David Lawton:
11/03 - Bloomfield, Reservoir #3 (9:00 - 10:30) -- 2 BLACK VULTURES, 4
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 10+ PURPLE FINCHES, FOX SPARROW, and a BOBCAT!

 From Patrick Dugan:
11/03 - Stamford, Cove Island Park -- 36 Forster's Terns with 8 Common
Terns; 12 Bonaparte's Gulls

 From Linda Vegliante
11/03 - Groton, Shennecossett Golf Course, Plant Street -- 2 Snow
Geese

 From Jim Dugan & Jackie Eaton:
11/03 - New Milford on Kent border, Mud Pond, Mud Pond Rd. 5:30 PM --
minimum 84 WOOD DUCKS, all together in N.W. corner

 From Aaron & Sandy Barriger:
11/02 - Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 12:30, adult Sabine's Gull at
the end of the Morain trail; also 19 Snow Buntings (nature center
parking lot), 6 American Pipits (parking lot where the Lazuli was)

 From Donna Lorello
11/03 - Branford -- 1 Fox Sparrow feeding on fallen Niger.

 From Dick Wilmot via Greg Hanisek:
11/03 - Naugatuck -- dead Northern Shrike

From Dave Rosgen, w/ Bob Stanowski, John Eykelhoff, Jeff Greenwood,
et. al.:
11/02 - Litchfield, White Hall Rd. (White Memorial's Museum Area) -- 1
subadult NORTHERN SHRIKE (4:30-5:15 p.m., & again 5:30 p.m. 'til
dark), 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 7 Fox
Sparrows, 4 Purple Finches.
(Ongley Field) -- the same N. SHRIKE (4-4:30 p.m.), 1 Fox Sparrow.
(Mill Field) -- the same N. SHRIKE (5:15 -5:30 p.m.), 8 Rusty
Blackbirds.

 From Dave Rosgen, John Eykelhoff, & Mike Doyle:
11/02 - Litchfield, N. Shore Rd. (Bantam Lake's N. Bay) -- 1
Red-throated Loon, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (Both Rare inland).
(White Memorial's N. Shore Marsh) - 18 Rusty Blackbirds

 From Dave Rosgen, w/ Daren Jacklin:
11/03 - Litchfield, White Hall Rd. (White Memorial's Museum Area) -
did not see the N. Shrike, but a mouse that we impaled on a Hawthorne
was gone an hour later (any number of other things could have taken
it, too).

 From Bill Banks and Greg Hanisek:
11/03 - Stamford,  Shippan Point -- 2 White-winged Scoter, 



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