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
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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