[CT Daily] 09/10/2012

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Sep 11 00:02:55 EDT 2012

 From Frank Mantlik, with Tina Green:
09/10/12 - Westport, end East Ferry Lane and Saugatuck RR bridge
walkway -- Morning flight of about 200 warblers, 6:15 - 7:30 AM. Also
1 Bay-breasted Warbler.

 From Tina Green:
09/10/12 - Westport, end East Ferry Lane and Saugatuck RR bridge
walkway -- I stayed another 30 minutes after Frank left and also added
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Philadelphia Vireo.

 From Dave Provencher:
09/10/12 - Groton, Bluff Point -- 1 Common Nighthawk, approx 75
Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2 Tennessee Warbler, 2 Blackburnian Warbler, 1
Wilson's Warbler, 15-20 Purple Finch.

 From Greg Hanisek & Co:
09/10/12 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- on a classic NW
wind day; 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 2 COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS, 900 Bobolinks.

 From Meredith Sampson w/ Annette Cunniffe & Bo Hopkins:
09/10/12 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 12 warbler species, 2
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. Also 6 Swainson's Thrushes.

 From Scott Kruitbosch:
09/10/12 - ?????, Boothe Park Hawk Watch -- 3 likely EASTERN
MEADOWLARK heading west together.

 From Shaun Martin:
09/10/12 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- a fair amount of Bobolink and
Purple Finches.  There was a flurry of Red-breasted Nuthatches with 7
fly overs in 10 seconds at one point, the total heard was 15+.  Most
impressive this morning however was a great concentration of
Swainson's Thrushes. At sunrise there were 10 in a shrub and a
seperate group of 8 a short time later. Counting all the singles and
doubles there were at least two dozen that I saw, by far a daily high
for me.

 From Anthony Zemba:
09/10/12 - Stratford -- A pair of COMMON RAVENS were soaring over the
Stratford Army Engine Plant this morning (0823) as seen from the
Birdseye Boat Ramp area.

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/09/12 - Madison, Hammonsasset Beach State Park -- Clay-colored
Sparrow (with a flock of Chipping Sparrows) at the Middle Beach
parking lot.  Also 2 Little Blue Heron, 1 Little Blue x Tricolored
Heron (hybrid), 2 Solitary Sandpiper, 8 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1
Peregrine Falcon, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Dickcissel, 8 Bobolink, 3
Purple Finch.

 From Glenn Williams:
09/09/12 - Groton, Eastern Point Beach -- 20 COMMON EIDER.

 From Jay Kaplan:
09/09/12 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- There were three
Buff-breasted Sandpipers on the first bare field on the left as you
drive into the Meadows at about 11:30 AM.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/09/12 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 4 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS in first field on left entering from ferry landing side.

 From Russ Smiley:
09/09/12 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- I saw and photographed
the pair of BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at the sod field with the pallets
on it Sunday around 9:00 AM.

 From Steve Mayo:
09/09/12 - New Haven, Light Point Park hawk watch -- 2 Peregrine
Falcons, 151 Bobolink.

 From Chris Loscalzo, Judy Moore, Marianne Vahey, and Betsy Britt:
09/09/12 - Woodbridge, Community Gardens -- a fair number of migrants
Sunday morning, including nine warbler species with notables being
TENNESSEE and WILSON'S WARBLER.  Forty species in total were observed
in two hours.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
09/09/12 - ?????, paddling out to Faulkner's Island -- out-of-season

 From Greg Hanisek:
09/09/12 - Stratford, Greenway -- c 9 AM; AMERICAN AVOCET seen briefly
in flight then found standing on the side of the jetty facing Milford,
so it was only visible by going back to Birdseye boatlauch and looking
back at jetty
Milford, Milford Point -- one early imm. GREAT CORMORANT sitting on
breakwater; one RED KNOT on the marsh side visible from the tower
(don't think I've ever seen one on the marsh side before).

 From Shaun Martin:
09/09/12 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- Around a dozen Red
Crossbills flew over heading west around 11 AM.

 From Meredith Sampson w/ Annette Cunniffe:
09/09/12 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- female BOBOLINK,
Rosa Hartman Park w/ Bo Hopkins -- 2 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES.
North Mianus, North Mianus Schoolyard -- RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

 From Ralph Amodei:
09/09/12 - Bridgeport, Cove Marina -- Imm LITTLE BLUE HERON, Imm LEAST

 From Frank Mantlik, with Scott Kruitbosch-
09/08/12 - Stratford, Short Beach, as scoped from Stratford Point -- 2
BLACK SKIMMERS (juvenile) resting on beach, under dark, threatening

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