Date: 6/27/18 11:09 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
6/27 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1pm. mid tide
rising, 75F, sunny,
Our ospreys had 3 eggs, laid on 6/16,/6/18 and 6/20. All hatched, but only
1 chick has survived. Nothing conclusive, but the female is constantly
pulling her feathers and preening. Someone thought perhaps she has feather
lice. Male hasnt been observed constantly preening. The remaining
chick was being fed this morning. Dad brought in a fish, and was eating it
on his perch, then brought it to the nest. Female was eating some and fed
much to the chick. One invader osprey was trying to snatch the fish.
Purple martins observed 9 outside the gourds. The nest with the camera has
5 newly hatched chicks which the parent is constantly feeding.
I know starlings are not people's favorite bird, but on the marsh and in
the trees is a flock of about 50 juvenile starlings (no adults in this
flock). They fly together, were bathing in the marsh together and went into
the trees together. Wondering how they all knew to band together.
On grounds: 2 female house finches, 1 song sparrow, robins, Common
grackles, 2 Mourning doves, 2 Red winged blackbirds, 1 Mockingbird, 1
female cardinal. On Marsh: 23 Mute swans, 6 Great Egrets, 4 Tree
swallows, soaring, 1 mallard.
Bev Propen, Orange
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