Date: 12/29/18 5:19 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London CBC highlights
On behalf of compiler Bob Dewire:

tentatively 127 species

Highlights include:

Vesper Sparrow (3 - first for count) Groton Transfer Station, not accessible to the public
Cape May Warbler - Beebe Cove Park, Noank
Barrow's Goldeneye (2 drakes) - Mumford Cove and Beebe Cove
King Eider - drake, Pequot Ave, New London
Dovekie - Fishers Island, NY
Orange-crowned Warbler - Groton-New London Airport, not accessible to the public
Great Egret - Rocky Neck State Park
Iceland Gull (2) - Jordan Cove, Waterford and the Miner Lane pig farm in Waterford
White-crowned Sparrow - Mitchell Beach thicket, New London
Yellow-breasted Chat - Noank
Red-necked Grebe (6 - multiple locations)
Pileated Woodpecker (Alewife Cove - rare for count)
Also for count week - Glaucous Gull and Redhead

Record highs (not including some of the rarities above):

Surf Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl

- Bob Dewire

Glenn Williams

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