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Rough-legged Hawk

Friday, January 12th, 2018

January 12, 2018. They are most easily found along the coast at places such as Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point and Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, where birders found a Rough-legged on Monday and Tuesday. Another was seen at Long Beach in Stratford on Tuesday.

Ipswich Sparrow

Friday, January 5th, 2018

January 5, 2018. For those birders who relish long walks in biting cold winds, coastal sparrow searches in winter can turn up one of the rarer subspecies of the common Savannah Sparrow, the “Ipswich” Savannah Sparrow.

Black-headed Gull

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

January 3, 2018. A great find at any time of the year, but more likely in the late winter and early spring, this small, hooded gull is normally found associating with large flocks of Bonaparte’s Gulls but often consorts with larger gull species such as Laughing and Ring-billed Gulls.

Red-breasted Merganser

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

December 20, 2017. Red-breasted Mergansers can be found in large groups, as big as 50 to 60 individuals at times.

Snowy Owls in Connecticut, Winter 2017-2018

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

December 10, 2017. Welcome to the 2017 Snowy Owl season! With over 10 different sightings already reported in Connecticut and perhaps a hundred or more from Virginia to Maine, there is no doubt this is an irruption year.

 

 

 

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