Very busy at the center today, with classes and visitors. Our Purple Martins have started arriving, 2 observed at the gourds. At 9:50am, both ospreys on the perch and later on the nest, then later another osprey appeared on the perch but was chased away. On Marsh: about 50 Brant, 6 Mute Swans, 3 Great Egrets, 2 Snowy Egrets, 12 American Wigeons, 8 Gadwalls, 13 Red Breasted Mergansers, 20 American Black ducks, herring and Ring billed gulls.
On grounds & feeders: 2 Northern Cardinals, 4 Mourning Doves, 6 American Goldfinches, 4 House finches-1 male with orange coloration, 3 House sparrows, 6 American Robins, 4 Tree swallows, 18 Common Grackles, 3 Red winged blackbirds, 1 Carolina wren, 3 Song sparrows, 2 Mockingbirds. 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