[CT Daily] 11/30/2014 Snowy Owl

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sun Nov 30 23:17:55 EST 2014

 From Paul Desjardins and Mona Cavallero:
11/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 9:15 AM; At the end of the parking
lot, a snowy owl is being seen in the marsh sitting on a log.  Thanks
to a birder named Jane(sp?) already on the scene who spotted it first.

 From Mardi & Towny Dickinson:
11/30/14 - Stratford, long Beach -- 1:30PM; SNOWY OWL overlooking
marsh on right NW 320, in front of white storage units heading towards
long beach. Standing tall, stretching, preening & aware appears

 From Chris Elphick:
11/30/14 - Storrs, UConn campus -- no Snowy Owl on Horsebarn Hill, but
5 Wilson's Snipe, 8+ American Pipits, 1 Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Preston Lust:
11/30/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island -- WILSON'S SNIPE flushed by the
side of the model airplane field.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
11/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 20+ SNOW BUNTINGS.
Others reported seeing 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS earlier in the morning.

 From John Oshlick:
11/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Male Common Eider at the
end of the moraine trail and an American Bittern well hidden in the
boulder pond.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
11/30/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point and harbor -- one female REDHEAD,
one female Northern Pintail (in a raft of Greater Scaup).
Interestingly, we could not locate the drake Redhead found by Nick B a
few days ago.  Also, two SEASIDE SPARROWS were seen in the marsh. They
came up to the top of the grass in response to pishing.  A late date
for this species.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
11/30/14 - Stratford, private yard -- My dad and I had the Rufous
Hummingbird today at about 11:15. Stayed for about a minute on the
feeder. Only other notable bird was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

 From John and Anders Ogren:
11/30/14 - Old Saybrook, Otter Cove -- Winter Wren.
Maynard's Pond -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Roy Zartarian:
11/30/14 - Newington, Cedarcrest Hospital property -- one PEREGRINE
FALCON perched at the usual spot on the antenna tower

 From Mike Warner:
11/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach(?) -- nowy Owl on the driftwood in
the Great Marsh.  Thanks to M&T Dickinson.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
11/30/14 - Milford, Law High School pond -- drake Eurasian Wigeon
(with 110 American Wigeon).

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
11/29/14 - Riverside yard -- Fox Sparrow and Purple Finch.

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