Date: 6/9/18 8:49 pm From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Nesting mockingbirds; 7 nests in heronry
Hamden: good news for our summer bird count & breeding bird atlas. The Whitneyville Cemetery (Whitney Ave & Treadwell) is dependable for NOMO, and right off I found a bird carrying nesting material.
The Upper Lake Whitney Heronry is thriving & growing. I counted 7 nests & 18 birds (clearly other adults involved; 12 chicks visible). It's hard to keep them all separate. Viewed from E end of bridge down almost to the speed bump. There has been remarkable growth here this year.
Pictures & video posted on CT Audubon FB page. I'll send around links when I have them.
Good night! > > > Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US > Jun 9, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM > Protocol: Stationary > 3 species > > Great Blue Heron 18 I counted 7 nests today, 6 clearly with chicks. Visible from E end of the bridge down towards the speed bump, from left end of pines. A remarkable development here. > Osprey 1 Off towards the Mill River mouth, being chased by grackle or something. The nest seems empty. > Baltimore Oriole 1 Seen up in trees near heronry. There is a nest in the elm, but haven't seen direct evidence of bird in nest. > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46434889 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) _______
Whitneyville Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, US Jun 9, 2018 3:30 PM Protocol: Incidental 1 species
Northern Mockingbird 3 Watched from west end. Heard a singing bird on the other side, towards the Treadwell / Whitney light.
Saw two birds, quiet, around the W end, including one harvesting grass and flying into yew bushes with bittersweet at the W end, twice.
Pictures posted on Connecticut Audubon FB picture site.