[CT Daily] 12/07/2014 Snowy Owl, NRW Swallow

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sun Dec 7 23:59:36 EST 2014

 From Rick Macsuga:
12/07/14 - East Hartford,  sewage treatment plant -- 4 Northern
Rough-winged Swallow still present.
Cabelas pond -- Juvenile Iceland Gull.

 From Dave Winston:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 10 AM; Snowy Owl, southwest tip
of Sandbar.

 From Tom Murray:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Snowy Owl reported by Dave W on
sandbar at Milford Pt still there 11:50.  I viewed it from the
Stratford side of river.

 From Brendan Murtha:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 2:00 PM; Snowy Owl continues to
give fantastic looks on the main sandbar.  It's very active; we
actually observed it bathing.

 From Steve and Charla Spector:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point, main sandbar -- Snowy Owl still
present around 3:20 PM.  Heavy black barring on back, tail & wings;
underparts barring lighter in color; dark top of head.  Looks like
Sibley's 1st year female.

 From Frank Mantlik:
12/07/14 - Stratford, Sniffen's Lane -- 4:15; SNOWY OWL seen across
river on Milford Point sandbar, viewed from Knapp's Landing Restaurant

 From Colleen Lord:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 4:15 to 4:30 PM; Snowy Owl still
on the sandbar, beautiful! My first of the season.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
12/07/14 - Ansonia, Ansonia Nature Center -- a flock of eight Northern
Bobwhite.  Seen feeding on the ground along the trails below the
nature center building between the building and the pond.  I am aware
of a nearby resident who has released members of this species in this
area before in an effort to reestablish a "wild" population of
Bobwhite in CT.  Although the chances of success are slim, the cause
is noble.  Even though the birds are released, they are beautiful to
look at and interesting to observe.  So, if anyone wants to see
Bobwhite in a local natural setting, this would be a good place to

 From Brian Kleinman:
12/07/14 - Avon/Simsbury, Nod Brook Wildlife Management Area -- Around
9:30 Sunday morning located in the far pond (south pond) there were 5
NORTHERN PINTAIL (in with a flock of Mallards and a few Black Ducks).
These are probably the same 5 Pintail that are being seen at Fisher
Meadows in Avon, since it is only a few miles away.

 From John Weeks, Chris Chinni:
12/07/14 - Suffield, Suffield Wildlife Management Area -- A juvenile
light-morph Rough-legged Hawk gave us spectacular looks as it glided
overhead against a brilliant blue sky.  We felt well-recompensed for
being outside in a biting cold wind.

 From Morris Finkelstein:
12/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Two female and 1 male
Common Eider in water 20-50 yards off rocks along Moraine Trail at
1:30 PM.  Yellow-breasted Chat seen in Bittersweet Tangle by group of
birders (me included) at about 12:15, at previously described location
close to Nature Center.

 From Robert Dixon:
12/07/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (2), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
(1f), PINE SISKIN (one at feeders).

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