Date: 4/7/19 6:42 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Green-winged. Re: Waite bridge & Lake Whitney, Apr 6, 2019
A kind (or hopeful) correspondent drew my attention to a blooper — I meant GREEN-winged, & am not sure how I checked the wrong box. I’ll correct eBird presently.

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> On Apr 7, 2019, at 9:02 PM, Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Waite St. Bridge: the Upper Lake Whitney heronry seems to be growing apace. Saturday, I watched some GBHE's hauling branches up to nests — one even dropped a particularly big branch into the lake. I counted 11 nests, I'm not sure if all are active this year, and I may have missed some. Short of getting RWA permission for a drone overflight, I'm not quite sure how to census accurately. Met a couple of photographers there, too, it's a hopping place (Hi, S., hope the drive home wasn't bad!)
>
> Some Osprey wandering around & hanging out by the platform; not sure if the pair will get its act together this year.
>
> Report below; also, 10 Ring-necked Ducks (8M/2F) in another part of the lake.
>
> Arthur Shippee, Hamden.
>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> From: <ebird-checklist...>
>> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 6, 2019
>> Date: April 7, 2019 at 5:08:21 PM EDT
>> To: <ashippee...>
>>
>> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
>> Apr 6, 2019 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> 5 species
>>
>> Blue-winged Teal 7
>> Gadwall 28 Gadwall & Teal up by Mill R. mouth
>> Pied-billed Grebe 1
>> Great Blue Heron 13 At least 13 birds, likely a few more.
>>
>> At least 11 nests, I believe, not sure if all active. It's hard to find & count them, & sometimes a heron can sit low & all but hidden.
>>
>> At least two (probably 1 or 2 more) birds actively bringing nesting material (one dropped a nice big chunk).
>> Osprey 3 One bird sitting by/on the platform nest for a while, eventually flying off. Two other birds, one feeding most of the time, the other flying around as if hunting. I didn't see interchange among them; another photographer there reported some calling back & forth. We'll see.
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54686243
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>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
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