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Beverly Propen
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 5:51 PM

4/7  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,  9:05am-1040am.  high
tide- receding, sunny, 54-58F
Beautiful morning to be out.
On the marsh:  Our osprey pair was in the nest and then male took off,
flying around , then returning later.
Many Brant, 7 Greater Yellowlegs,  2 mallards, 2 American Black ducks,2
Great egrets further out, 2 Buffleheads.
On the grounds & paths:  3 Mockingbirds- 1 pair chasing the third
individual,  1 White throated sparrow,  8 Mourning doves- 2 nesting in eves
of the center building,  Redwinged Blackbirds and Grackles calling, 4
Robins, including a pair at the water fountain, pair of cardinals, and
grackle at the water fountain.
On the Long Island sound side:  Brant, 8 Canada Geese, 1 Sanderling,  7
Oystercatchers loudly flying around ( with two separate as a pair), 4 Red
breasted mergansers in lagoon and 3 on LI sound,  4 Tree swallows visiting
the nest boxes (which then got visited by House sparrows), 2 Common Loons
on LI sound, 3 Piping plovers along with Ring billed and herring gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange

4/7 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:05am-1040am. high tide- receding, sunny, 54-58F Beautiful morning to be out. On the marsh: Our osprey pair was in the nest and then male took off, flying around , then returning later. Many Brant, 7 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 mallards, 2 American Black ducks,2 Great egrets further out, 2 Buffleheads. On the grounds & paths: 3 Mockingbirds- 1 pair chasing the third individual, 1 White throated sparrow, 8 Mourning doves- 2 nesting in eves of the center building, Redwinged Blackbirds and Grackles calling, 4 Robins, including a pair at the water fountain, pair of cardinals, and grackle at the water fountain. On the Long Island sound side: Brant, 8 Canada Geese, 1 Sanderling, 7 Oystercatchers loudly flying around ( with two separate as a pair), 4 Red breasted mergansers in lagoon and 3 on LI sound, 4 Tree swallows visiting the nest boxes (which then got visited by House sparrows), 2 Common Loons on LI sound, 3 Piping plovers along with Ring billed and herring gulls. Bev Propen, Orange