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

> 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
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

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