Date: 4/5/18 5:42 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, April 5th
Notable was the continued presence of the pair of Gadwalls, which have been here since at least March 11th.

My eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby

Simsbury Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 5, 2018 2:37 PM - 4:33 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy day; temp 41 F; blustery wind, WNW 5-15 mph (blew my hat off twice).
26 species

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 8
Gadwall 2 This pair has been present since March 11th.
Mallard 1
American Black Duck 5
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 3
Great Blue Heron 9 Standing on nests.
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Heard unseen.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 2
Tree Swallow 25 Estimated conservatively; difficult to count as they darted back and forth together.
American Robin 4
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 9
American Goldfinch 1
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