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 >> >> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home) > > _______________________________________________ > 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