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Saybrook Sightings

Winter 2015/16

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What an unusual start to winter we are having. For those interested in birds and especially waterfowl, Old Saybrook, is a premier winter birding site due to its location at both the end of the CT River, and Long Island. Once ponds and lakes freeze up north, birds move south to open water.

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Video taken by Joe Nochera, around Town.

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Winter 2015/16

seal

What an unusual start to winter we are having. For those interested in birds and especially waterfowl, Old Saybrook, is a premier winter birding site due to its location at both the end of the CT River, and Long Island. Once ponds and lakes freeze up north, birds move south to open water.

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April 2015

By John Ogren our "Nature Guy"

Spring may finally be here! Male Red-wing Black Birds have started staking out the territories. The females will be here in a few weeks to choose which guy has the best spot.

Ospreys came back big time last week.

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(Photo by Anders Ogren photography)

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MARCH

By John Ogren our "Nature Guy"

 

This is the time of year, that we are usually starting to see the first amphibian movements as they come out of hibernation and start heading to vernal pools, ponds and streams. Another sure sign of spring are the Woodcock courtship displays.

 

GOOD LUCK with that! Unless we have a dramatic change in our weather pattern, nature’s spring events will be delayed at least a few weeks.

 

This severe winter has taken a tremendous toll on all wildlife, but especially on waterfowl and predators. Coyotes, foxes, fishers, as well as eagles, hawks, owls and other predators are not able to find their “normal” prey. The smaller rodents such as rats, mice, shrews, etc., are comfortably hiding out under the snow. Fish are under thick layers of ice in most places.

fox  fisher

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