Date: 3/30/18 8:12 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
What a fantastic day of birding today, by far the most enjoyable day out in
the field all year. Here are a few of the highlights for the day:

1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow and 40 Tree Swallows at Gorham Island
(Preston Lust)
2 Ruddy Ducks, 2 Wood Ducks, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, and a PINE SISKIN(!!) at
Lee's Pond. The Pine Siskin was singing at the top of a tree near the pond,
and then flew off.
4 Ring-necked Ducks and a Bald Eagle at Held Pond.
1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at the Hunt Club (continuing bird in the area
since Nov 21, 2017). The bird has now gone into breeding plumage, and has
developed a full white "ring" around the bill.
1 Swamp Sparrow, 2 Fox Sparrows, and a Blue Jay sitting on a nest at Smith
Richardson Preserve
6 Snowy Egrets and a Greater Yellowlegs at Southport Beach

Preston Lust reported at least 50 species in his yard today, and both he
and I observed hundreds of migrating Robins and blackbirds moving almost
all day. Many singing birds today, such as over 20 Golden-crowned Kinglets,
several Chipping Sparrows, phoebes, and many juncos. Gulls, geese,
cormorants, falcons, and hawks were also migrating today.

Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
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