Date: 5/30/18 9:08 pm From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden, Waite St. bridge: heronry!!; WAVI nest; &c.
Hamden, Waite St. causeway bridge, today.
On the bridge: Oak, on S. side, Warbling Vireo singing on nest, easily seen from just W. of bridge. They regularly nest in this Oak. Elm, N. side. Saw a M. Baltimore Oriole in the Elm & Oak; saw two nests seemingly this year. One is tighter & better looking: nearer road, about height of wires.
Upper Lake Whitney Heronry. *Four* active nests! 5 chicks over 3 nests seen! This seems to be developing well, becoming a pretty significant site.
Of all, some pictures on eBird & other pictures & video on Facebook CT Audubon pages.
(I've had some lessened mobility this spring, otherwise I'd have given you more.)
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: <ebird-checklist...> > Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, May 30, 2018 > Date: May 30, 2018 at 11:30:23 PM EDT > To: <ashippee...> > > Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US > May 30, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM > Protocol: Stationary > Comments: I went for the heronry, and recorded others for particular reasons; I didn't try to find all. I have reduced mobility right now. > 5 species > > Great Blue Heron 12 One adult fishing up near Mill R. mouth. > > There are 4 active nests now: > > Nest 1 (3rd year). 1 adult the whole time; 1 Juv. popped up. 2nd Adult came in > > Nests 2A & 2B. 2A to R., 2B to L & behind > 2A: I think active last year. 2 juvenile & 2 adults, one the whole time. > 2B: New this year: Adult in nest, seemed to be breaking twigs around nest. > > > Nest 3: to R, this year. Adult & 2 chicks.
> Osprey 1 Flew around & landed on regular perch. The osprey platform looks bare & unused. I've not been by regularly this spring.
> Eastern Kingbird 1 Hawking insects up near Mill R. mouth. FOS
> Warbling Vireo 1 Bird singing in nest (don't know if this sexes bird). In Oak on S side of bridge, a regular WAVI nesting site. From W of bridge looking back, in upper center left of branches.
> Baltimore Oriole 1 Male was in Elm (regular place for nests) & a bit later Oak, although no action near nests. > > 2 nests seem from this year, both in Elm, on W side. Better one is closer to road, about height of wires. Other is more over water, about same height. > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46174301 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)