Date: 1/4/19 8:34 am From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] 1/4/19 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- RED-NECKED GREBE
This morning Steve Bird and I took a 4 mile walk around Lake Saltonstall. At the north end of lake was a mixed flock of ducks including Hooded Mergansers, Gadwalls, female Scaup, and a few others. Further down along the lake trail (about half way between the north end and the fishing docks) there was a Red-necked Grebe out in the middle of the late (by itself). Other notable sightings included 5+ Field Sparrows in the power line trail and vocalizing Carolina and Winter Wrens.
A Regional Water Authority permit is required to access this property. Info at: https://www.rwater.com/recreation The upper parking lot on Hosley Avenue (400 Hosley) is closed as there is a mountain of stone being stored there for the construction project on nearby Snake Hill. A sign says "Construction Area" keep out. FYI.
Gina Nichol & Steve Bird Branford, CT
Gina Beebe Nichol Sunrise Birding LLC Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807 <gina...> www.sunrisebirding.com USA 203.453.6724