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Trip Report

Hammonasset Beach State Park Trip Report – 12/8/2019

Submitted by trip leader, Ernie Harris 7:55 AM – 10:40 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Checklist Comments: 18 degrees under mostly sunny skies to start with Hartford Audubon Trip led by Ernie Harris ,and three other HAS members 36 species Canada Goose  55 Mallard  9 American Black Duck  6 Common Eider  14 Bufflehead  2  …

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Station 43 Sanctuary Report – December 2019

I only took over stewardship of the sanctuary in September. It was a very pleasant fall. Jay Kaplan and a few others participated in the Big Sit in October from the platform. I mowed the path into the platform a few times before the hard frost and cut back the brush along the path and…

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Greenstone Hollow Work Party Report – 10/28/2019

Report contributed by Christopher Fisher We had a great work party Monday at Greenstone Hollow. We arrived to the two truckloads of mulch which the town of East Granby kindly delivered to the entrance. Four of us showed up to work.  It was a great day. Cathy Lescoe, the president of the East Granby Land…

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Glastonbury Meadows Trip Report – October 5, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the HAS field trip to Glastonbury Meadows began with thoughts of a banner day, often the case in early October after the passage of a cold front. The sky was pure blue and temps started in the 30s, with some patches of frost showing. Sure enough, soon after our 12-person group…

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Tanager Hill May 4 – Trip report

On May 8th, twenty-one intrepid birders ascended the wilds of Tanager Hill and the Owen-Mortimer Trail in Simsbury. Luckily, a changing weather pattern yielded a reasonably good day of birding in an otherwise frustrating season. In all, thirteen warblers species were either seen or heard, including Black-throated Blue, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Louisiana Waterthrush, and our target, the sometimes elusive Hooded Warbler.…

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East Rock Park Bird Trip – May 11, 2019

Saturday May 11 was my annual trip to East Rock Park Hamden/New Haven. Our group assembled among many other birders which helped since there were so many migrants we did not want to miss anything. Also we were helped by the beautiful viewing conditions after so many days of wet or overcast days. The prime…

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Hartman Preserve Bird Trip – 5/11/19

A sunny cool morning warmed up a bit as nine HAS members roamed these beautiful woods and power line. We started with an open sighting of a Black-throated Blue Warbler after Redstarts and Ovenbirds at the cars. In all we identified 51 species plus a possible Orchard Oriole. The highlight, most likely,-close looks at a…

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