Bird Food For People™ ~ Kozy Corners Restaurant

Yes, You guess it this is another great place NW Ohio to stop in before the day begins or ends with birdwatching, photography or just plan need some good family cooked food.

Kozy Corners Family Restaurant. Oak Harbor, OH. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/ KymryGroup™ All Rights Reserved.

Kozy Corners Family Restaurant. Oak Harbor, OH. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/ KymryGroup™ All Rights Reserved.

To top it off  this place has become more famous since President Obama stopped in on July 5, 2012 for a hamburger, fries, iced tea and strawberry pie.


Kozy Corners Family Restaurant. Oak Harbor, OH. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/ KymryGroup™ All Rights Reserved.

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Roland Clement Remembered


CLEMENT, ROLAND C. Roland C. Clement, 102, died in his Hamden, CT home on March 21, 2015. Loving father of Charles (wife, Rosa), Connie, Alison Lawrence (husband, John Lawrence); grandfather of Vanessa (partner, John Rooks), Lorena, Bronwyn; great grandfather of Nelson & Regina; brother of Gerard; uncle to nieces & nephews. Predeceased by beloved wife, Muriel (nee Crowly), parents Germain & Angelina (nee Desjardins) Clément, and five siblings.

Roland became hooked on birds as a boy upon seeing a warbler eye-to-eye. Best known as VP & ecologist at National Audubon Society, Roland was a champion to curtail use of DDT & pesticides & innovate endangered bird conservation.

Roland was a fellow at Yale, a catalyst in founding the Environmental Defense Fund & chaired numerous advisory committees & organizations, including Norwalk’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Connecticut Audubon & the first environmental advisory committee to the Army Corps of Engineers.

The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Larson Place & Vitas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an environmental or world changing charity of your choice 

*Nearby friends are invited to come to a Celebration of life for Roland C. Clement to be held  at Atria Larson Place, in the Quinnipiac Room, 1450 Whitney Av, Hamden, CT 06517  on Tuesday, March 24, at 4 p.m.

Friends who are further afield, please send Connie Clement and family with reminiscences  by email to share at this event or afterwards.

A Note below from Roland’s Daughter, Connie.

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that my loving father, Roland, passed away last evening March at the age of 102 in his Hamden home. Roland died comfortably with daughters Alison and myself and granddaughters Vanessa and Bronwyn with him this week. He benefited from 4 days of superb hospice care. Please share this news and the invitation with others you think would appreciate knowing. (Because our celebration /memorial is taking place so quickly, we hope you will help spread the news.)  Roland’s daughter, Connie Clement

Additional detailed information about the late Mr. Roland C. Clement and the exstordinary life and legacy he did to improve the natural world.

Here are several Newspapers of ROLAND C. CLEMENT Obituary.

New Haven Register:

The Hour Newspaper:



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Oppose State Lands Giveaway – State Parks at Risk!


Audubon Connecticut

Contacts: Sandy Breslin  203/804-0488, Patrick Comins 860/977-4469

Oppose State Lands Giveaway – State Parks at Risk!

State lawmakers have released the Annual Conveyance Bill (House Bill 6998) and – once again – they are proposing to transfer portions of our State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas to municipal and private uses.  The process will kick off with a public hearing before the Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE) this Monday (3/16) starting at 1 PM.  


Since the Haddam Land Swap, Audubon Connecticut has been working with partners at the CT Land Conservation Council, CT Forest and Park Association, Rivers Alliance, Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy to strengthen protections for state conservation lands. We’ve made progress with successful passage of Public Acts 12-152 in 2012 and 14-169 last year, but this year with the state facing deep budget cuts, lawmakers are proposing some shocking giveaways of state conservation land including portions of Silver Sands State Park, Centennial Watershed Forest State Park, as well as two parcels for the benefit of private sand and gravel mining!


Sign the Petition opposing this Bill:

Here is some additional information:

Alert sent by CT Forest and Park Association:

Alert sent by Rivers Alliance with more detail on all sections of the bill: u=820426c5ff0b6a2ae445c28ee&id=1487e96a93&e=fc52d1efae

Audubon will send an alert on Monday with a link that will allow you to email directly to your local lawmakers – they are the most important people who need to hear from you on this issue!

In the meantime, please submit a short statement to the GAE Committee on or before Monday (3/16) OPPOSING all transfers of state conservation land without appropriate review of their ecological value and an evaluation of alternatives, but especially the proposals for Silver Sands (Section 3), the Centennial Watershed Forest (Section 8), and mining in Killingly/Plainfield and Canterbury/Brooklyn (Sections 15, 16). The address is

Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society with over 10,000 members in the state, works to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, research, conservation, and legislative advocacy.

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Bird Food For People™ ~ Finz Seafood & Grill

A worthwhile stop with wonderful seafood anything after a long day!

76 Wharf Street
Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
P: 978 744 8485 | F: 978 744 8487

Next town over from Marblehead & Mablehead Neck Peninsula

Map & Direction

AND additional Bird Food For People™ eateries

Raw Bar, Grilled Fish Menu, Soup & Salads



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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Scarlet Tanager, spring, territorial male, River Road, Kent, CT. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

Scarlet Tanager, spring, territorial male, River Road, Kent, CT. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

Merry ChristmasHappy New Year!

May 2015 bring you all good tidings, Joy and laughter throughout the year!

Mardi & Townsend Dickinson



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Couch’s Kingbird visits Manhattan 2014

Since Christmas Day, December 25, 2014, Manhattan has been a buzz throughout the birdwatching community far and wide! Thanks to New York City birder and Naturalist Educator for the New York City Audubon, Gabriel Willow who was contact by a resident of the West Village in Manhattan,  Zack Winestine., who sent him a photograph on Christmas Day 2014 of what is now known as the famed Couch’s Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii).  The First State Record ever in New York State and only the third ever to show up in the northeast.

A large, brightly colored flycatcher of southern Texas and Mexico, the Couch’s Kingbird is very similar to the more widespread Tropical Kingbird. The two were considered the same species for nearly one hundred years, but they can be separated by voice and very subtle morphological characters.

Food: Flying insects, some fruit.

Habitat: Lives in thorn forest, brushy clearings in tropical forest, abandoned agricultural fields overgrown with shrubs, riparian areas, and suburbs.

Live link updates on locations of the Couch’s Kingbird 

Couch's Kingbird map of location in NYC

Couch’s Kingbird map of locations in NYC December 2014. Permission & thanks from creator of map Arie Gilbert.

Additional links and press on the Couch’s Kingbird:

12/29/14 6;57pm – A Rare Find, Couch’s King Bird Makes Appearance In The West Village « CBS New York

12/29/14 – Couch’s Kingbird spotted for first time in New York | New York Post.

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