Date: 4/26/19 1:48 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 26, 2019
eBird list below: Heronry & Osprey nest look normal; but I've heard two vague reports of an eagle's nest being built near by (vide infra), which, if true, I hope will not affect the heronry.

Anybody else hear of this?

Arthur Shippee, Hamden

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> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 26, 2019
> Date: April 26, 2019 at 4:39:20 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Apr 26, 2019 4:15 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 2 species
> Great Blue Heron 7 At least, a bit hard to count. I don't think all the nests in the original eastern area are occupied. Some action in new western section.
> Osprey 1 huddled low in nest, hard to see.
> Bald Eagle 0 A report today on Whitneyville of an eagle's nest being built: "If your coming from dixwell ave to Waite near the small bridge it will be on the right In a pine tree on top", which I take to mean on Mather St. near the Waite St. intersection, looking S. across the pond towards Treadwell. I heard 2nd hand a similar (& similarly vague) report.
> I checked it out today @ 4 PM and could not find any evidence of nest or birds in this area, although I can't say I ruled it out.
> I include this vague report because if it is confirmed, it will be interesting to see if the Heronry remains with an eagle's nest a few hundred yards away. I've heard of similar cases, but the nest closer I think, where the herons abandoned the area.
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