Date: 12/27/20 8:54 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Napatree CBC highlights
Here are the incomplete and less than exact highlight summary from the Napatree CBC. This count halves itself across the RI/CT border and catches the eastern end of Fishers Island, NY. Still waiting for exact returns. CBCs without compilations are like ... I don't know - a hug without a squeeze? What's a hug? So 2019, that kind of intimacy.

PAINTED BUNTING - RI -a female found at the intersection of Oceanview Hwy and Bayberry Rd in Watch Hill. The bird was seen right next to the road on Oceanview Hwy at the 25 mph sign from the yard at the NE corner of the intersection. The yard has high hedges and most of the excellent habitat there is difficult to see from public view. It encompasses a pond and scrub-shrub wetland that extends to Kathleen Rd to the NE. Birdy from all access points, most of the area is not observable. The bird was not refound after the initial sighting.

Red Crossbills - RI - 15 - 3 from Watch Hill, 65 from Quonny Beach, and 6 from Weekapaug - all flyovers

White-winged Crossbill - CT - Barn Island flyover

Greater White-fronted Goose - RI - 77 Dunn's Corner Rd

Common Redpolls - RI/CT - 36 - 5 from the Quonny tennis courts, flyovers - 31 Stonington private flyovers

Pine Siskin - CT - 2 at private residence in Pawcatuck

Eurasian Wigeon - RI - Weekapaug Breachway

Red-headed Woodpecker - RI - Burlingame State Park

American Oystercatcher - RI - Napatree Point

Glaucous Gull - RI - 2 - Weekapaug Breachway

Razorbill - RI/CT - numerous at four locations

Eastern Phoebe - CT - Stonington private

Greater Yellowlegs - CT - 2 - location?

Red-necked Grebe - CT - Stonington Point

Yellow-breasted Chat - 2 -RI - Avondale Farm Preserve, Watch Hill private residence

"Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow - RI - 4 - four locations

Chipping Sparrow - RI - 6 - 5 Riverview Cemetery, Westerly; 1 St Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly

Rusty Blackbird RI/CT - 25 - 15 St Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly, 10 extreme north end of barn Island 1st impoundment

Common Raven - NY - eastern end of Fishers Island

Northern Goshawk - NY - eastern end of Fishers Island

Ring-necked Pheasant - NY - 8 - eastern end of Fishers Island - presumed released

Glenn Williams
Shai Mitra

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