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Beverly Propen
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 9:56 PM

9/21  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,  9:30am-1PM,  high tide,
receding, sunny, 73F.
A brief walk to the Long Island sound side, found 3  Black bellied plovers,
1 Snowy Egret, 1 Great Egret and a catbird.
On the marsh:  2 Mute swans,4 Great Egrets, 2 Snowy Egrets, 2 juvenile
Yellow crowned night herons tucked into the marsh grasses, 1 mallard, 1
D.C. Cormorant, 1 Great blue heron, another 3 or so Black bellied plovers,
and a variety of Ring billed & Herring gulls.  One of the Snowy Egrets
remained in the same spot in the marsh for about 10 minutes- just shifting
its neck and beak as it was feeding.
On the grounds and feeders: 1 Blue jay, 1 Carolina Wren singing,  4
Mourning doves,  1 White breasted nuthatch, 2 House finches and 19 House
sparrows. The House sparrows first took dirt baths and then went into the
regular bird baths.
Several out of town, first time visitors to the center.
Bev Propen, Orange

9/21 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:30am-1PM, high tide, receding, sunny, 73F. A brief walk to the Long Island sound side, found 3 Black bellied plovers, 1 Snowy Egret, 1 Great Egret and a catbird. On the marsh: 2 Mute swans,4 Great Egrets, 2 Snowy Egrets, 2 juvenile Yellow crowned night herons tucked into the marsh grasses, 1 mallard, 1 D.C. Cormorant, 1 Great blue heron, another 3 or so Black bellied plovers, and a variety of Ring billed & Herring gulls. One of the Snowy Egrets remained in the same spot in the marsh for about 10 minutes- just shifting its neck and beak as it was feeding. On the grounds and feeders: 1 Blue jay, 1 Carolina Wren singing, 4 Mourning doves, 1 White breasted nuthatch, 2 House finches and 19 House sparrows. The House sparrows first took dirt baths and then went into the regular bird baths. Several out of town, first time visitors to the center. Bev Propen, Orange