[CT Daily] 09/08/2012

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sat Sep 8 23:39:30 EDT 2012

Extralimital What???: A Crested Caracara was reported from New Jersey
today.  Who knows what might be arriving with this weather?  Keep your
eyes open!

 From Brian Toal via Sara Zagorski:
09/08/12 - West Hartford, Rt 44, powerline cut -- Connecticut Warbler
found between the first and second poles on the left side of the

 From John Marshall:
09/08/12 - West Hartford, Rt 44, powerline cut -- Connecticut
Warblerchipped twice and appeared for about 5 seconds at about 9:40 30
feet past the second set of poles.

 From Frank Mantlik:
09/08/12 - Stratford, Stratford Point -- 9 AM; 7 Forster's Terns
foraging (with 200 Common Terns and 65 Laughing Gulls) in Housatonic
River mouth.

 From Jack Swatt:
09/08/12 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat ramp and Stratford Greenway --
9:20 to 11:00 AM; juvenile PEREGRINE FALCON, juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED
Access Rd pool, opposite RE Michel -- 5 BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

 From Glenn Williams:
09/08/12 - Groton, Groton Transfer Station -- 2 COMMON RAVENS

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
09/08/12 - Milford, Milford Point -- between 2:40 and 3:50 PM; 2 adult
Black Skimmers, and at least 1 Western Sandpiper on the gravel bars to
the Southwest of the Piping Plover nesting bar.

 From Mike Warner:
09/08/12 - Westport, Hillspoint Road canoe launch area -- 4:30 PM;
Tricolored Heron Hybird seen from parking lot, over the right tip of
the island on the far shore.  When the bird was standing and facing to
the left, the folded wing had 3 evenly spaced small white blotches,
vertically arranged, just in from the breast.  After those white areas
and before the back of the bird there was a large white blotch, equal
in (vertical) length to the 3 small white blotches.  I'm hoping
someone took a left profile shot of the Hammo hybird to see if it
compares to the Westport bird  of today.  When I left, the bird had
sat down on the bank facing north.
Norwalk 14 Acre Pond -- 3:30 PM; one immature Little Blue Heron/

 From Keith and Jen Mueller:
09/08/12 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 3:30 to 5:00 PM; In the
west end puddles near the small parking lot, 2 Solitary  Sandpipers, 9
Pectoral Sandpipers.  Meigs pond, 1 Tri-colored Heron, 2 immature
Little Blue Herons.

 From Steve Spector:
09/08/12 - Milford, Milford Pt, Francis St spit -- 8:30 AM; Saltmarsh

 From Dana Campbell:
09/08/12 - East Hartford yard -- a Red-breasted Nuthatch tooting in
the woods behind my house.

 From Alex Burdo:
09/08/12 - Fairfield, Metro Conservation Area (bordering the new
Fairfield Metro Train Station) -- female DICKCISSEL.  Also 1 Bobolink.

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