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).

Here's the link to my eBird checklist from yesterday evening when I heard
the bird with more detailed comments than I have provided here: .

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
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