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3/21/07-Portland Fairgrounds (skating pond)-I wanted to make note that the little pond is starting to load up -I noticed several WOOD DUCKS, GREAT BLUE HERON, MALLARDS, CANADA GEESE and a NORTHERN HARRIER flying around. Keep your eyes open for Wigeon, Teal, and Snipe which showed up here last year around this time.
3/24/07-Great Hill Pond, Portland-20 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 2 HOODED MERGANSERS.
3/25/07-Middletown CT.-Spiderweed Perserve-RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS,PILEATED WOODPECKER, EASTERN PHOEBE.
3/31/07-Meriden, Guifrida Park-4-GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS.
4/7/07-Portland,Riverfront Park-1-BROWN CREEPER,(gleaning insects from trees behind pump station). 6-WILSON'S SNIPE & 4- KILLDEER (field across from pumping station).
4/8/07-Portland, Fairgrounds-40+WILSON'S SNIPE, 1-GREATER YELLOWLEGS. Wangunk Meadows-1-NORTHERN HARRIER-hunting in the large field with tower.
-Portland,Riverfront Park-2 WILSON'S SNIPE, 1-EASTERN TOWHEE
4/13/07-East Haddam, Machimoudus Park-AMERICAN KESTREL.
Portland-field across from St. Clements on 66-A FISHER CAT!4/15/07-WILSON'S SNIPE continue at Portland Fairgrounds in good numbers.
4/18/07-(E-mail sent to me)-Larry,
Three Mile Course Rd in Guilford at the Spencer Creek Preserve I spotted about 70 Glossy Ibis monday morning after the storm. Also have at least one pair of mallards with 4 eggs on one of my floating platforms on the Quarry!!
4/21/07-Hebron/Amston, Airline rail trail-15+YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 15+ palm warblers,4 pine warblers, 4 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, 1-EASTERN TOWHEE.
4/26/07-From David Lowe: -Just wanted to report a FISHER CAT sighting in Storrs Mansfield, CT, just before dark yesterday evening 4/26/07, in woods behind our home in a neighborhood adjacent to the University of Connecticut campus, west of the Mansfield Community Center and north of Moss Preserve (to the south across S. Eagleville Rd.).
4/29/07-Portland, Old Marlboro Turnpike power lines-6 EASTERN TOWHEE.
Portland Reservoir-BALTIMORE ORIOLE, BLUE-HEADED VIREO,RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, PINE WARBLERS.
Riverfront Trail-7-BLUE-WINGED TEAL(In flooded field), BLACK-AND WHITE WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER.
4/30/07-Portland-Riverfront Trail-At far end of flooded field-7 BLUE-WINGED TEAL
5/2/07-Portland Fairgrounds-8-GREATER YELLOWLEGS.