[CT Daily] 01/01/2015 WW Crossbill

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Thu Jan 1 21:53:27 EST 2015

 From William Huber with Jeremy Nance:
01/01/15 - Easton(?), Aspetuck Reservoir -- at the fountain (now off)
(on Route 58 about a mile north of Route 136/Westport Road) --  great
looks at a male WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in a pine just south of the
parking pull-out.  It was associating loosely with a mixed finch flock
containing American Goldfinches and one PINE SISKIN. 

 From Dan Rottino with John Marshall and the Loscalzos:
01/01/15 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Grasshopper
Sparrow continues in NW corner of Nature center parking lot and also
in grass north of nature center by wooden benches. 

 From Jason Rieger:
01/01/15 - Wallingford, McKenzie Res -- Greater White-fronted Goose
continues to continue.

 From Russ Smiley:
01/01/15 - Meriden, Hanover Pond -- 9:00 AM; Redheads seen in open
water by ball field.

 From John Oshlick:
01/01/15 - Woodbridge, Lake Dawson -- small collection of ducks on the
remaining open water. The group contained at least 4 Northern Pintail.

 From Timothy L Thompson:
01/01/15 - Preston, Amos Lake -- REDHEAD (drake). Open water
Avery Pond -- SNOW GOOSE (along with 1,000 plus CANADA GEESE w/ other
Stonington, Parke Memorial Preserve (Avalonia) -- NORTHERN PINTAIL.

 From Robert and Linda Dixon:
01/01/15 - Plainfield, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- Yellow-bellied

 From Paul Carrier:
01/01/15 - Harwinton, yard -- 4 Pine Siskin (in with 5 Goldfinch) at

 From Bill Asteriades:
01/01/15 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- 2 ICELAND GULLS in water
near the parking lot, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on other side of
cove which is probably the same bird as previously seen in Goodwin
Hartford, Goodwin Park -- CACKLING GOOSE and BRANT continue. They were
in the pond on the east side of the golf course which can be accessed
from Hubbard Road.

 From From Emily Rottino and family:
01/01/15 - Middlefield -- 2 SNOW GEESE in the cornfields by Lyman
Orchard, one adult, one juvenile.

 From Jory Teltser with Tina Green, Sara Zagorski, and (a big thanks
to) Phil Rusch:
01/01/15 - Milford, Milford Point -- Snowy Owl continues at the far
right side of sandbar.  The Snow Buntings were seen flying at the
beginning of the point.

 From Robert and Linda Dixon:
01/01/15 - Ledyard, Avery Pond -- SNOW GOOSE.
Norwich, just east of the Harbor - BLACK VULTURE (3).
Waterford, Harkness Park -- GREAT CORMORANT, PURPLE SANDPIPER (3),
SNOW BUNTING (just one) and COMMON EIDER (only 2f).

 From Paul Desjardins:
01/01/15 - Chester,  along the Connecticut River -- morning;
Bonaparte’s Gull.

 From Mike VanValen:
01/01/15 - Ansonia, Ansonia Reservoir -- Spotted 2 Black Vultures
lifting off the tree tops near the soccer fields. 

 From Ernie Harris:
01/01/15 - ?????, Devil's Hopyard State Park -- 2:30PM; Common Raven.

 From Aidan Kiley:
01/01/15 - Fairfield, yard -- 3 Black Vultures circling.

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