Date: 7/10/19 4:58 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/10
Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:30- 12pm mid-tide
receding, sunny, 85F.
Lots of visitors again today.
Our osprey family is doing very well. The chicks are growing and have
feathers. Male osprey was on the perch and female osprey on the nest.
Male brought in a fish, ate some of it and deposited the rest in the nest.
Female osprey fed each of the chicks, after which the chicks were all
preening themselves.
the Purple martin colony is bustling. Many flying around and several
chicks' heads popping out of the gourds.
On the marsh: 7 mute swans, 1 fly over American Oystercatcher, 2 Least
terns diving for fish, 1 Yellow crowned night heron feeding, Herring and
Ring billed gulls, and many fiddler crabs scurrying about.
On the grounds: 2 American Robins, 2 Song sparrows, several Common
Grackles, Mourning doves, House sparrows.
Those hairy tent caterpillars galore.
A class was busy observing bird banding, but I didn't have the opportunity
to watch.
Bev Propen, Orange
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