Date: 12/28/18 9:50 am From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
I went back to the East River Preserve this morning looking for the possible Boreal Owl. I scoured the woods from which I heard the bird last evening, as well as a nearby cedar grove to the southwest, and found a grand total of zero owls.
Obviously, locating roosting owls is difficult, so I wouldn't be surprised if the bird in question is still around (if it is indeed a Boreal Owl).
Good birding, and good luck to anyone who may try for it.
Adrian Burke Manhattan, NY
On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 7:38 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:
> I stayed at the location for about an hour, playing playback every few > minutes or so and straining to see any movement to no avail. > > To clarify, the coordinates of the location at which I heard the bird > are: (41.3116167, -72.6695475). > > I’ll go back in the morning to see what daylight might reveal. > > Adrian Burke > Manhattan, NY > > On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:15 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote: > >> Correction: woods just east of described field, not north. >> >> On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:13 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote: >> >>> East River Preserve, Guilford, woods just north of large field near >>> bridge by Half Mile Rd. Heard a single owl vocalizing, immediately struck >>> me as Boreal owl. Stacatto toots in rapid succession, seemingly more >>> staccato, less trilled than Eastern Screech-Owl. Primarily deciduous woods >>> with a fee conifers. Im playing playback of both species with no response >>> as of yet. >>> >>> Just want to get the word out. Not really sure what to make of what I >>> heard. Sounded absolutely spot on for Boreal. Obviously Eastern Screech is >>> more likely. >>> >>> Adrian Burke >>> Manhattan, New York >>> >> _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org