[CT Daily] 10/07/2008

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Oct 7 22:12:19 EDT 2008


 From Janet Mehmel:
10/07 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 11:00AM-1:00PM  2
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS.  No sign of a
semipalmated plover, aberrant or otherwise.

 From Renee Baade with Neil Currie and Tom Hook:
10/07 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS,
1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, could find no unusual plover today. About 10
AMERICAN PIPITS, 1 WILSON'S SNIPE in other fields there.

 From Chris Field:
10/07 - Southbury, Audubon Center at Bent of the River -- 1
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in the lower parking lot near the wooden fence
and mockingbird territory.  Also many Lincoln's Sparrows in various
weedy areas of the property in the morning.

 From Steve Spector:
10/07 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 3 White-crowned Sparrows.
Largest concentrations of sparrows (and common warblers) are near the
Iroquois pipeline installation and the fields west of the paved
parking area. 

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
10/07 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 2 female NORTHERN SHOVELER.

 From Jay Kaplan:
10/07 - Canton, Roaring Brook Nature Center -- Gray-cheeked Thrush on
back side of red trail.

 From Aaron Barriger:
10/07 - Durham, Durham Fairgrounds -- 2 Common Ravens, 2 Black
Vultures.

 From SH Johnston:
10/07 - Farmington, Kolp Gardens, Meadow Road -- 1 PEREGRINE FALCON,
big dark juv. Flushed from tree. Took a few low circles over gardens
in full a.m. sunlight, then headed north.

 From Meredith Sampson:
10/07 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point --  LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 3
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (1 adult, 2 imm.), MOURNING WARBLER, 2
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 3 WINTER WRENS, BROWN CREEPER, 3 YELLOW-
BELLIED SAPSUCKERS (all imm.).

 From Bill Banks:
10/07 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 15 Bald Eagles
(11 Immature and 4 mature, same as Monday), 2 Dickcissels, 1 Pine
Siskin, several Purple Finches.

 From Greg Hanisek:
10/06 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 15 Bald Eagles
(10 immature, 4 adult), 2 Black Vultures, 233 Snow Geese in 5 flocks
(including 7 blue morph), 2 high-flying Wilson's Snipe, c 20 Purple
Finch, 5 Peregrine Falcons.

 From Brian Bielfelt:
10/06 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge hawk watch -- 88  Cooper's Hawks
(single day record), 40 Snow Geese, 2 American Pipits, 2 Black
Vulturea, 4 Peregrine Falcona.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/06 - Harwinton yard -- late evening, one small V of SNOW GEESE,
count 20.



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