Date: 4/7/18 3:29 pm From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Lake Whitney Heronry: Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 7, 2018
Upper Lake Whitney: 9 total GBHE, 8 on the 3 nests visible from Waite St. bridge, Hamden.
Original Nest 1 in center & most visible. Nest 3, used last year, up & to left. Nest 3, new this year, one tree to the right. (I had thought Nest 3 was being built on the other side of that pine tree, but I couldn't see evidence of one there today.)
Panorama on e-bird of 3 nests. If you take a few steps from the bridge sidewalk to E., towards Whitney, you can see all 3 pretty well. Further pictures on the CT Audubon Facebook bird pictures page.
Also, 14 other Wood Duck & 3 Ring-necked around towards Mather St. All on e-bird.
I did not see an osprey while I was there, nor any Great Egrets.
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: <ebird-checklist...> > Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 7, 2018 > Date: April 7, 2018 at 5:04:14 PM EDT > To: <ashippee...> > > Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US > Apr 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM > Protocol: Stationary > 5 species > > Wood Duck 1 W. of Mill R. mouth, > Gadwall 5 Out near Mill R. mouth, maybe more. > Green-winged Teal 5 Out near Mill R. mouth, maybe more. > Pied-billed Grebe 1 Out near Mill R. mouth. > Great Blue Heron 9 1 out by Mill R. mouth. 8 on the nests. See pano below: Nest 1, original, in center; Nest 2 to L & Nest 3 to R. > > NB: What I thought was Nest 3 was around on the other side of that pine tree, where I saw some work going on the other day. I couldn't see anything there today. > > Nest 1 (first, in center): 4; 2 more or less on the nest, facing W; 2 off to the side. See photo. > > Nest 2 (to the L & up a bit, active last year): 3. > > Nest 3 (to the R): 1. > Great Egret 0 Scanned around a bit but did not see one. > Osprey 0 Scanned around a bit but did not see one in area. > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44337649 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)