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
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: <ebird-checklist...> > 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 Nextdoor.com 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. > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55438356 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)