Sunday, March 26, 2017

Milford March 2017

Milford L Scaup, Loons, Merlin, March 2017

female Merlin, Merwin Point, 3/25/17

female Merlin, Merwin Point, 3/25/17

Red-throated Loon, 2/28/17, Milford harbor

Lesser Scaup, Milford harbor, 3/24/17

Lesser Scaup, Milford harbor, 3/24/17

Common Loon, close to alternate plumage, 3/24/17, Milford harbor

Lesser Scaup, Milford harbor, 3/24/17

Lesser Scaup, Milford harbor, 3/24/17

White-winged Scoter, Merwin Point, 3/25/17

Northern Gannet, Merwin Point, 3/25/17

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fox Sparrows, Bent of the River, 3/21/17

Fox Sparrows, Bent of the River, 3/21/17.  Many Fox Sparrows remain at Bent of the River from the large number that showed up after the large snowstorm.  All, Eastern (Red).
(Red) Fox Sparrow, Bent of the River Sanctuary, 3/21/17

(Red) Fox Sparrow, Bent of the River Sanctuary, 3/21/17

(Red) Fox Sparrow, Bent of the River Sanctuary, 3/21/17

(Red) Fox Sparrow, Bent of the River Sanctuary, 3/21/17
(Red) Fox Sparrow, Bent of the River Sanctuary, 3/21/17

Monday, March 20, 2017

Milford Point, 3/20/17, PIPL, AMOY back

Today, 3/20/17,  the AMOY and PIPL are back at Milford Point on the main sandbar.  Also a few other birds.  This is the beginning of some decent weather after a major snow/ice storm and extremely cold weather.  The PIPL, AMOY, and Killdeer will be establishing territories and nesting.
Piping Plover, Francis St spit,Milford Point, 3/20/17 (FOY), probably male

Piping Plover, Francis St spit,Milford Point, 3/20/17 (FOY), perhaps female

Piping Plover, Francis St spit,Milford Point, 3/20/17 (FOY), probably female
AMOY, 3/20/17, Milford Point
Killdeer, 3/20/17, Milford Point
Dunin and Sanderling (and one AMOY), Milford Point, 3/20/17
Snow Bunting, Milford Point, 3/20/17
Northern Harrier on dead Mute Swan, Milford Point, 3/20/17

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mating Killdeer, Snow Buntings, Silver Sands State Park, 2/28/17

Mating Killdeer, Silver Sands State Park, 2/28/17

Getting closer to spring, and in CT the Killdeer have returned and are busy setting up pairs with territories.  A brief video of a mating pair today at Silver Sands.  Voice on video says it's 2/25, but it's 2/28/17.
video
video

Racebrook Tract birds, 2/24/17 Brown Creeper, Hairy & Pileated WPHairy WP

Racebrook birds, 2/24/17.  Warm day, many woodpeckers and wood pecking birds.
Hairy Woodpecker, Rackbrook Tract, 2/24/17

Pileated Woodpecker, Rackbrook Tract, 2/24/17

Pileated Woodpecker, Rackbrook Tract, 2/24/17

Pileated Woodpecker, Rackbrook Tract, 2/24/17

Brown Creeper, Racebrook Tract, 2/24/17

Brown Creeper, Racebrook Tract, 2/24/17

Friday, February 17, 2017

More winter sparrows, 2/17/17

More winter sparrows, 2/17/17
Swamp Sparrow, Eisenhower Park, Milford, CT 2/17/17


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine birds 2017, Mondo, SSSP, home

Valentine birds 2017, Mondo, SSSP, home
Silver Sands Horned Larks, 2/14/17

Silver Sands Horned Larks, 2/14/17

Savannah Sparrow, SSSP, 2/14/17

Eurasian Wigeon with American Wigeon, Mondo Ponds, 2/14/17

Savannah Sparrow, SSSP, 2/14/17

Savannah Sparrow, SSSP, 2/14/17

Silver Sands Horned Larks, 2/14/17

Silver Sands Horned Larks, 2/14/17