[CT Daily] 11/03/2008 SNOWY OWL

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Mon Nov 3 21:38:19 EST 2008


 From Larry Flynn:
11/03 - Norwalk, Norwalk Islands -- 1st year SNOWY OWL observed and
photographed from boat from 3:30-4:15 this afternoon, possibly the
same bird Nick reported from Lighthouse Pt. this weekend?  Also
photo's show something like a very thin wire (possibly attached to the
bird) Radio Tag?

 From Patrick Comins:
11/03 - Southbury, Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary -- PINE SISKINS
consistently around the barn area all morning in flocks of up to 50.
PURPLE FINCHES around too.  A FOX SPARROW continues at the feeders.

 From Patrick and Maxson Comins:
11/03 - Southington, Meriden Avenue -- 3 BLACK VULTURES.

 From Greg Hanisek:
11/03 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 1850 PINE SISKINS
plus 40 PURPLE FINCHES, 16 SNOW BUNTINGS (1 flock), 2 AMERICAN PIPITS,
1 EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

 From Brian Bielfelt:
11/03 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge --  200+ Pine Siskins.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/03 -  Waterford -- 2 WINTER WRENS in pond area behind Sunset Ribs 
restaurant under the Niantic Bridge; heard two singing back and forth
and saw one up close.
Waterford yard -- 1 GRAY-CHEEKED-type THRUSH.
Old Saybrook, North Cove -- 3 SNOW BUNTINGS at the boat landing on 
North Cove Rd.

 From Kris Johnson:
11/03 - Meriden, Research Drive, Bishop's pond --  2:15, the EURASIAN
WIDGEON continues on the west side.  There are also several hybrid
adults (American X Eurasian Wigeon showing the cinnamon head and green
stripe) so look carefully for the Eurasian Wigeon showing the rufous
head and buffy forehead.  There are also several Northern Pintails.

 From Mark McDermott:
11/02 - Meriden, Research Drive -- 8.30am, the EURASIAN WIDGEON
continues in the western half of Bishop's pond. The western half also
had a few Northern Pintails.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
11/02 - New Milford yard -- 2 male PURPLE FINCHES at feeder.

 From Bill Kobak:
11/01 and 11/02 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- AMERICAN BITTERN
in marsh near nature ctr. birder's blind.




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