Date: 4/15/17 8:44 am From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] 4/15 - Lake Saltonstall, Branford -- Red-necked and Pied-billed Grebe, RB Nuthatch
A lovely morning at Lake Saltonstall -- Highlights: a perched up, singing male Eastern Towhee, several Pine Warblers, a Red-necked Grebe in breeding plumage (photo in ebird) hanging close to a Pied-billed Grebe and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Fishing season and boating season is open on the lake so no ducks at the north end but watching the Grebes hanging together was fun. A Regional Water Authority Permit is required to access this property. Info at http://www.rwater.com/products-services/recreation. Ebird report below.
Gina Nichol Branford www.sunrisebirding.com
Lake Saltonstall, New Haven, Connecticut, US Apr 15, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.6 mile(s) Comments: Walking the White Trail and Nature Trail to the lake from the parking lot at 400 Hosley Avenue, Branford, CT. A Regional Water Authority Permit is required to access this property. Info at http://www.rwater.com/products-services/recreation 22 species > Pied-billed Grebe 1 Red-necked Grebe 1 Possible continuing bird from this winter. Now in alternate plumage. Double-crested Cormorant 16 4 on the lake. 12 Fly over heading north. Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 3 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 8 Black-capped Chickadee 7 Tufted Titmouse 12 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 American Robin 6 Pine Warbler 3 Chipping Sparrow 1 White-throated Sparrow 3 Song Sparrow 1 Eastern Towhee 2 Red-winged Blackbird 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 1 American Goldfinch 8