This year I am keeping track of birds seen in the month of January. Trying to exceed ninety birds in the month of January is an annual goal for many birders. I am giving it a try this year. I think it should make the start of the year more interesting. Highlights of birds seen Sunday 1/7/07: East Haddam, Machimoudus Park-RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, East Haddam Bridge-GREAT CORMORANT, BELTED KINGFISHER
Madison, Hammonasset Park-female LAZULI BUNTING(lifer), GREAT BLUE HERON, SANDERLINGS, RUDDY TURNSTONE, COMMON LOON, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.
Branford Supply Ponds-CACKLING GOOSE, AMERICAN COOT (lifer).-http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i2210id.html
Durham, Brookfield Game Club Pond on route 68-,RUDDY DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD(smaller pond across road), TURKEY VULTURE (flying overhead not swimming in the pond).
Monday 1/8/07-Portland , Great Hill Pond- 12- RING-NECKED DUCKS (No Partridge in a Pear Tree).