Date: 12/21/18 8:57 am
From: Robert DeCandido PhD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1918 CBC CT: Hartford, Bristol, Norwalk etc.
South Windsor, Conn. 27 December 1918; 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Partly
cloudy; with occasional flurries of snow; wind west, light; temp.
30f. 10 miles. Herring Gull, 4; Black Duck, 5; Red-shouldered Hawk,
2; Sparrow Hawk [American Kestrel], 1; Ruffed Grouse, 1; Screech Owl,
1; Hairy Woodpecker, 3; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Horned Lark, 45; Blue
Jay, 8; Crow, 300; Starling, 25; Red-wing Blackbird, 1; Purple Finch,
15; Goldfinch, 20; White-throated Sparrow, 1; Tree Sparrow, 250;
Junco, 15; Swamp Sparrow, 1; Song Sparrow, 12; Brown Creeper, 7;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 6; Chickadee, 15, Total, 23 species, about
772 individuals. C.W. VIBERT.

Hartford, Conn. 25 December 1918; 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Cloudy; light
mist; no wind; ground bare; temp, 45f. Sparrow Hawk, 8; Barred Owl,
1; Screech Owl, 1; Hairy Woodpecker, 7; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Blue
Jay, 26; American Crow, 40; Starling, 255; Goldfinch, 49; Tree
Sparrow, 65; Slate-colored Junco, 103; Song Sparrow, 3;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 5; Chickadee, 15+. Total, 14 species, 616
individuals. CLIFFORD M. CASE.

Hartford, Conn. (North from this city beside the Connecticut River
several miles, and in the meadows and woodland adjacent to said
river). 25 December 1918; 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. cloudy all forenoon, to
clear in afternoon; temp. 38f to 49f; wind light, and changeable
throughout the day; ground bare and muddy, following a very heavy
rain all night previous. About 10 miles. Herring Gull, 6; Black Duck,
6; Red-shouldered Hawk, 1; Sparrow Hawk [American Kestrel], 2;
Screech Owl, 1; Hairy Woodpecker, 2; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Horned
Lark, (one flock) 50+; Blue Jay, 6; American Crow, 1000+; Starling,
200+; Purple Finch. 10; Goldfinch, 75 +; White-throated Sparrow, 1;
Tree Sparrow, 300+; Slate-colored Junco, (one flock) 50+; Song
Sparrow, (unusually plentiful) 20+; Swamp Sparrow, 1; Brown Creeper,
4; White-breasted Nuthatch, 5; Chickadee, 15+; Total, 21 species,
1760+ individuals. Redpolls, Pine Grosbeak and Pileated Woodpeckers
reported here recently, but not seen today. GEO. T. GRISWOLD.

West Hartford, Conn. 22 December 1918; 7 to 12 A.M. and 3 to 4.30
P.M. Cloudy forenoon, Rain afternoon. Light wind; ground bare, temp.
up to 55f. Nine mile tramp, Ruffed Grouse, 2; Hairy Woodpecker, 1;
Northern Pileated Woodpecker, 2; Blue Jay, 3; American Crow, 300;
Starling, 150; Goldfinch, 130; Tree Sparrow, 21; Junco, 25; Song
Sparrow, 1; Chickadee, 6. Total, 11 species, 641individuals. EDWARD H. MUNGER.

Bristol, Conn. (Edgewood District and northwest quadrant of city). 25
December 1918; 7.20 A.M. to 4.50 P.M. Cloudy with mist and fog on
elevated territory; ground bare; trees and bushes dripping; a faint
breath of air east; temp. 40f at start, 44f at return. Began to clear
at noon; southwest breeze changing to brisk from northwest and
slightly cloudy at return. Hairy Woodpecker 2; Downy Woodpecker, 2;
Blue Jay, 19; Crow, 10; Starling, 45; Goldfinch 182+; White-throated
Sparrow, 1; Tree Sparrow, 2; Song Sparrow, 2; Winter Wren, 1;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 5; Chickadee 25. Total, 12 species, 296
individuals. ELBERT E. SMITH and FRANK BRUEN.

New London, Conn. 26 December 1918; 9.20 A.M. to 4 P.M. Snowing, very
little wind; temp. 38f at start. Seven miles on foot. Hoelbell's
[Red-necked] Grebe, 1; Horned Grebe, 9; Herring Gull, 182;
Ring-billed Gull, 2; Scaup Duck, 10; Kingfisher, 1; Goldfinch, 1;
Tree Sparrow, 23; Song Sparrow, 6; Chickadee, 11. Total, 10 species,
246 individuals. FRANCES M. GRAVES.

Birdcraft Sanctuary to Fairfield Beach, Conn. 25 December 1918;
sunrise to sunset; Fair, temp. 42f, ground bare. Herring Gull, 300;
Red-breasted Merganser, 1; Lesser Scaup, 1; Old-squaw, 70; Surf
Scoter, 5; White-winged Scoter, 200; English Pheasant, 2;
Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1; Sparrow Hawk [American Kestrel], 2; Barred
Owl, 2; Kingfisher, 1; Hairy Woodpecker, 3; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Blue
Jay, 7; Crow, 9; Starling, 250; Meadowlark, 2; Goldfinch, 14;
White-throated Sparrow, 11; Junco, 15; Song Sparrow, 7; Fox Sparrow,
3; Winter Wren, 1; Brown Creeper, 3; White-breasted Nuthatch, 2;
Chickadee 6; Golden-crowned Kinglet, 2; Robin, 3. Total, 28 species,
928 individuals. FRANK NORAK Warden.

Norwalk, Conn. 24 December 1918; 7 to 11 A.M. Cloudy; ground bare;
wind northeast, very light; temp. 38f to 44f. Horned Grebe, 4; Great
Black-backed Gull, 2; Herring Gull, 47; Red-breasted Merganser, 2;
Black Duck, 2; Scaup Duck, 34: Golden-eye Duck, 42; Bufflehead Duck,
5; Old-squaw, 36; Great Blue Heron, 1; Downy Woodpecker, 2; Horned
Lark, 9; Blue Jay, 4; Crow, 39; Starling, 13; Meadowlark, 4; Snow
Bunting, 56; Tree Sparrow, 8; Field Sparrow, 2; Junco, 6; Song
Sparrow, 3; Pipit, 1; Brown Creeper, 1; White-breasted Nuthatch, 2;
Chickadee, 8. Total, 25 species, 329 individuals. The Pipit was in
company with the Horned Larks. Its presence was first detected by its
call note. Later it was observed from about 100 feet. ARETAS A. SAUNDERS.
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