Friday, December 15, 2017

Hen and drake Northern Pintails, Oyster River mouth, 12/15/17

Hen and drake Northern Pintails, Oyster River mouth, 12/15/17.





N. Pintail drake with Mallard drake & hen, 12/15/17

N Pintail drake& hen, 12/15/17, Yster River mouth


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Canada, Cackling Geese questions, 12/13/17

Canada, Cackling Geese questions, 12/13/17.  Below, a few photos of geese at Jonathan Law High School pond.  More discussion will come in the near future.

note contrast of heads and bills of the two geese in the middle of the photo



close-up of photo #2


Bald Eagle, videos, photos, Sandy Point, W. Haven, 12/14/17

Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, W. Haven, 12/14/17.  While scouting for Christmas Count on 12/16/17, one of at least 2 adult Bald Eagles (and 3 sub-adults) at Sandy Point on a snowy 12/14/16.  The eagles have been feeding--hence blood on the bill.



adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

adult Bald Eagle, Sandy Point, 12/14/17

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Iceland Gull, videos, photos Oyster River, Milford CT 12/12/17; 12/15/17

Iceland Gull, first cycle, 12/12/17, Milford CT.  Probably the same bird found here on 12/1/17.  Slightly smaller s than Herring Gull.



Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River 12/12/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River, 12/15/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River, 12/15/17

Iceland Gull, Oyster River, 12/1517

Iceland Gull, Oyster River, 12/15/17


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wood Ducks Milford CT, 12/7/17

Wood Ducks Milford CT, 12/7/17.  7 Wood Ducks (4 drakes, 3 hens) were at the fishing pond (or duck pond) in downtown Milford this afternoon: a few photos in the late afternoon.







Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Red Fox, Milford Point, 12/4/17. Photos and video

Red Fox, Milford Point, 12/4/17.  Photos and video.  A beautiful, healthy Red Fox at Milford Point.







Iceland Gull, 12/01/17, Oyster River; Long Beach, Stratford

Iceland Gull, 12/01/17, Oyster River; ; Long Beach, Stratford
Iceland Gull,  Long Beach, Stratford

Iceland Gull,  Long Beach, Stratford

Iceland Gull, 12/01/17, Oyster River

Iceland Gull, 12/01/17, Oyster River

Iceland Gull, 12/01/17, Oyster River

Iceland Gull, 12/01/17, Oyster River

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Snowy Owl, 11/21/17, CT

A few record photos of Snowy Owl, one showing N. Harrier checking it out.11/21/17.

Snowy Owl, 11/21/17, CT

Snowy Owl, 11/21/17, CT

Snowy Owl being checked out by N.Harrier, 11/21/17, CT

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Long-billed Dowitcher, Stratford Marina, 11/19/17

Long-billed Dowitcher, Stratford Marina, 11/19/17.

This single Dowitcher has been at the Stratford Marina for weeks, and it seems likely to be a Long-tailed Dowitcher.  Its body is rounded more than most SBDOs,  and its bill is quite long (cf its bill in relation to photos of addicted Greater Yellowlegs).  Also, recently Frank M IDed it as LBDO because of flieldmark visible in flight.
poor focus but shows length of  bill well