[CT Daily] 01/08/2015 Mew Gull

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Thu Jan 8 22:54:46 EST 2015

 From Keith Mueller via Patrick Comins:
01/08/15 - Southbury, River Road, Mitchell Farm -- Keith had the Mew
Gull Thursday morning just before Patrick stopped by on the way to

 From Patrick Comins:
01/08/15 - Southbury, River Road, Mitchell Farm -- There were two
second cycle Lesser Black-backed Gulls present in the farm gull flock
today.  There was mention of the Iceland Gull being present earlier.
No further sign of the Mew/Common Gull since the AM.  Also a couple of
Common Ravens and 2 White-crowned Sparrows in the area,

 From Nick Bonomo via Patrick Comins:
01/08/15 - Southbury, River Road -- morning; Greater White-fronted
Goose further down river from the Mitchel farm.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
01/08/15 - South Windsor, Strong Road -- 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 1
PEREGRINE FALCON.  Also, perched along 1-291, 3 BLACK VULTURE.

 From James Sherwonit:
01/08/15 - Stratford, Sikorsky Walkway/Bikeway -- Orange-crowned
Warblers (2) still in same area as previously reported.

 From Shaun Martin:
01/08/15 - Greenwich, Grass Island -- Drake Redhead, presumably the
same bird seen in the area yesterday.

 From Tina Green:
01/08/15 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park --  found the orange
variant House Finch that's been hanging around the Hammonasset nature
center dead on the ground with no apparent cause of death.
Lyme, Hamburg Cove -- flushed an American Woodcock.

 From Bill Banks:
01/08/15 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Short-eared Owl seen
hunting along fence at 4:40 PM. West of parking lots.

 From Frank Mantlik:
01/08/15 - Stratford, Prospect Drive, Stratford Point -- 1st-winter
male BLACK SCOTER below bluff.
Note: Gate to the point has often been closed this winter.

 From Mike Warner:
01/08/15 - Stratford, Raven Pond -- 3:15 PM; Northern Pintail (f.)
Stratford, Short Beach -- 5 PM; flock of about 30 Snow Buntings.

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