Date: 2/2/19 3:30 pm From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Feb 2, 2019
As night has fallen, and presumably the Barred Owl has moved on....
I finally can share in this irruption. While walking out North Lake Dr. towards Servoss St., I glanced and noticed this brown ball: could it be? Yes! Barred Owl, a lifer, and I think the only owl I've seen clearly daytime (as opposed to GHOW outlines against night sky). A couple of photos on ebird report. Also, as I was looking from Waite causeway to the peninsula, I heard a sound like rubbing fabric behind me, & turned around. No one was standing there, but ... a juvenile Bald Eagle was flying away. I just missed its take off. Otherwise, pretty quiet. A bit of open water around the Mill River mouth (water birds below), and some below Whitney Ave. bridge (empty).
Arthur Shippee Hamden
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: <ebird-checklist...> > Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Feb 2, 2019 > Date: February 2, 2019 at 5:24:20 PM EST > To: <ashippee...> > > Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US > Feb 2, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM > Protocol: Traveling > 1.5 mile(s) > 14 species > > Mute Swan 2 > American Black Duck 3 > Ring-necked Duck 2 > Hooded Merganser 3 > Bald Eagle 1 Dark head/tail, but I couldn't tell which year. > Barred Owl 1 Behind 97 North Lake Dr > Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 > Black-capped Chickadee 1 > White-breasted Nuthatch 1 > American Robin 1 South of Mather, across bay. > European Starling 2 > House Finch 2 Web Brook marsh area. > Dark-eyed Junco 4 > Song Sparrow 1 Along S. side of Mather on shore. > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52309983 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)