Date: 4/11/18 11:19 am From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
4/11 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, mid-tide receding, 45-50F, sunny. Very busy at the center today, with both school visits and many waterfowl on the marsh.
At 10am 2 ospreys were on the nest; the male then flew off . Male returned at 10:11am, calling. Both the male and female osprey had their wings in a mantling position-lowered and spread out. Both ospreys were in the area, and fending off a second pair of ospreys that returned continually to that nest site. Possibly the second set of ospreys are youngsters from previous years. On the marsh- 3 Tree swallows soaring, 151 Brant, 2 Canada Geese, 8 Mute Swans, 2 Great Egrets, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, 12 Northern shovelers, 5 Red breasted mergansers, 6 Green winged teal, 8 Gadwalls, 2 American Wigeons, 6 American black ducks, Herring & ring billed gulls along with one Great black backed gull. On the grounds -1 White throated sparrow, many Common grackles, Red winged blackbirds, 1 starling, 2 American crows, 4 Mourning doves, 2 house finches. Bev Propen, Orange _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org