[CT Daily] 12/21/2014 AW Pelican, WW Crossbill

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sun Dec 21 23:10:41 EST 2014


 From Tina Green with AJ & Sue Hand:
12/21/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 12:25; American
White Pelican flying west!!  Also juvenile Northern Goshawk.

 From Kevin Finnan:
12/21/14 - Goshen, yard -- A White-winged Crossbill made a brief
appearance in our driveway in the company of a mixed flock, Sunday
afternoon. Only bad news is that it's too late for the CBC in this
area.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/21/14 - Canton, Canton Yard -- 73 PINE SISKIN throughout the
morning, feeding mostly on birch catkins.

 From Dan Mercurio:
12/21/14 - Meriden, Hanover Pond -- Two drake Redheads carry on about
50 feet off of the parking area at Haberschon Field.

 From Paul Desjardins with Jamie Meyers:
12/21/14 - Hartford, Goodwin Park Golf Course -- Cackling Goose and
Greater White-fronted Goose.

 From Bill Asteriades:
12/21/14 - East Hartford, Wethersfield Cove -- 1st winter GLAUCOUS
GULL in parking lot.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/20/14 - Hartford, 143 Murphy Road (behind All Waste Recycling) -- 1
first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL, 1 dark first-cycle ICELAND GULL.

 From Paul Fusco:
12/20/14 - Shelton, Route 8 over Housatonic River -- Peregrine Falcon
flying south of bridge.

 From Patrick Comins:
12/20/14 - Southbury, Mitchell Farm -- One first cycle Iceland Gull
(among ~1000 gulls).
Along river -- American Pipit, 3 Winter Wrens, Brown Creeper.

 From Russ Smiley:
12/20/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 11:10 AM: Little Blue
Heron in restoration marsh just east of circle.

 From Tina Green:
12/20/14 - Westport -- Sherwood Island SP -- Northern Pintail drake,
16 Black Scoters, 1 White-winged Scoter, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Brown Thrasher.
Longshore Club Park -- Winter Wren.

 From Andrew Gullberg:
12/20/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- 11:20 am two Eurasian Wigeon in
the pond by PT Barnum statue.

 From Hank Golet:
12/20/14 - Old Lyme, From Town Landing Rd off smith Neck Rd --
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.
Griswold Pt -- PEREGRINE FALCON PAIR on exposed gravel bar.

 From Andy Brand:
12/20/14 - North Haven, Old Velvet St --  an amazing 6 Vesper Sparrows
feeding in weedy farm fields. Two were half way down the road on right
just past large pile of wooden tomato stakes and the other 4 were in
field on right just as you pull onto Old velvet. Walk up dirt farm
road. They were cooperative and flew into nearby trees as they
typically do when I find them for easy viewing. A nice surprise!

 From John Oshlick with Dan Barvir:
12/20/14 - New Haven, Criscuolo Park -- 1 First Cycle Iceland Gull
(found mixed in with a large group of Herring Gulls) at the mouth of
the Quinnipiac River.

 From Chris Elphick:
12/20/14 - Storrs, UConn, Lot W -- Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting.

 From Nancy Morand:
12/20/14 - Middlefield, mowed Lyman Orchard corn maze -- 4 Snow Geese
remain ( two adult , two juvenile).

 From Aidan Kiley:
12/20/14 - Fairfield, yard -- 1 White-crowned Sparrow visiting feeder
in the morning.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
12/20/14 - New Haven CBC count circle -- Snow Goose, Cackling Goose,
Northern Pintail, Redhead, Northern Gannet, Virginia Rail, Purple
Sandpiper, American Woodcock, Iceland Gull, Brown Thrasher, Vesper
Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Snow Bunting, Eastern Meadowlark and Pine
Siskin.

 From Ken Elkins:
12/20/14 - Woodbury-Roxbury CBC count circle -- ICELAND GULL, PINE
SISKINS, VESPER SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, SNOW GOOSE, SNOW BUNTINGS,
AMERICAN PIPIT, LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

 From Steve Morytko:
12/20/14 - Storrs CBC count circle -- Peregrine Falcon, Brown Creeper,
Lapland Longspur, 2 Snow Bunting, 3 Rusty Blackbird.

 From Bill Asteriades:
12/20/14 - Hartford/Wethersfield, Goodwin Park -- CACKLING GOOSE and
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continue.





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