Date: 10/25/18 5:57 pm From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden, Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Oct 25, 2018
An interesting late afternoon walk around the upper Lake Whitney, Hamden, with several FOS for me, as expected.
Highlights: River Otters (seen before there, about 20 years ago), Bald Eagle (immature, 2nd year?), both Nuthatches, Grebe, and Yellow-rumped Warblers foraging on the lily pads in the water — !, a first for me; video of one on CT Audubon bird picture Facebook page.
Arthur Shippee, Hamden
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: <ebird-checklist...> > Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Oct 25, 2018 > Date: October 25, 2018 at 8:50:29 PM EDT > To: <ashippee...> > > Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US > Oct 25, 2018 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM > Protocol: Traveling > 1.25 mile(s) > Comments: Also saw River Otter (2, maybe 3) in the bay between Mather, Waite, & the peninsula (where I saw them many years ago). > 24 species (+1 other taxa) > > Mute Swan 5 > Wood Duck 20 5 in Big Avis pond, about 14 behind peninsula, &c., roughly equal in sexes > Gadwall 3 > Mallard 2 > American Black Duck 1 Big Avis > Ring-necked Duck 1 > Hooded Merganser 1 > Pied-billed Grebe 1 > Mourning Dove 3 > Double-crested Cormorant 2 > Bald Eagle 1 > Buteo sp. 1 > Belted Kingfisher 1 > Hairy Woodpecker 1 > Eastern Phoebe 1 > Blue Jay 1 > Black-capped Chickadee 2 > Tufted Titmouse 1 > Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 > White-breasted Nuthatch 1 > American Robin 1 Voce > Dark-eyed Junco 2 > White-throated Sparrow 3 Probably more like a dozen. There was a flock of sparrow sized birds, but some may have been House Sparrows. These WTSP I saw clearly. > Yellow-rumped Warbler 5 Flying out and landing on lily pads to feed, for many minutes. I've never seen this behavior. > House Sparrow 15 > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49448635 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)