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1/16/19 4:33 am karen gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
1/15/19 6:54 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] West Hartford . Large dark Robin
1/15/19 5:08 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
1/15/19 2:48 pm Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy owl sightings
1/15/19 1:47 pm Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
1/15/19 12:38 pm Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
1/15/19 11:16 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Tufted Duck
1/15/19 11:14 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield TUFTED DUCK
1/15/19 11:06 am Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartford . Large dark Robin
1/15/19 10:05 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lincoln's Sparrow, Cheshire
1/15/19 9:45 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs Shrike
1/15/19 9:05 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain
1/15/19 8:34 am Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrows Golden-eye cont
1/15/19 6:41 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chidi Paige - BirdCallsRadio
1/15/19 6:29 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southington Rusty Blackbirds
1/15/19 5:57 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
1/15/19 5:52 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Geese Preston
1/14/19 6:24 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat pics
1/14/19 3:59 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 14, 2019
1/14/19 3:20 pm Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wallingford HIGHLIGHTS
1/14/19 2:02 pm Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow goose Guilford High School
1/14/19 1:22 pm Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull cont at Cove Is Pk
1/14/19 1:14 pm Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes
1/14/19 1:03 pm Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes
1/14/19 11:45 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Granby: CATBIRD, Hermit Thrush, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's Hawk
1/14/19 8:59 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chat,DEEP HQ,Old Lyme
1/14/19 8:17 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
1/14/19 5:00 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas: preliminary breeding data available for review
1/13/19 10:16 pm LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tod's Point
1/13/19 6:08 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Murre, Thames River
1/13/19 4:33 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Daniel Lewis - BirdCallsRadio
1/13/19 12:29 pm NEaton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] G. White-fronted Goose
1/13/19 9:29 am Michael Carpenter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
1/13/19 8:14 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Razorbills
1/13/19 7:40 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Putnam -Common Goldeneyes and Northern Pintails
1/13/19 7:18 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Murre, Thames River
1/13/19 5:18 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull Yes
1/13/19 4:59 am Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Domestic white goose w Canada geese - stamford
1/12/19 5:26 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden: Raven; orange HOFI; Turkey
1/12/19 5:21 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NYTimes: beauty & evolution & birds
1/12/19 4:44 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Pintail Greenwich location
1/12/19 3:30 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] marked birds
1/12/19 3:05 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Various birds in Hartford County today
1/12/19 2:09 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] merlin - Cummings Park, Stamford
1/12/19 2:06 pm John and Alexandra La Force via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London King Eider Continues
1/12/19 1:51 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Reporting numbered geese?
1/12/19 1:27 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Windsor
1/12/19 12:36 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull
1/12/19 12:21 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Menunkatuck Audubon results
1/12/19 12:03 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands Meadowlark
1/12/19 10:33 am Debbie McTigue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-Fronted Goose Broadbrook
1/12/19 9:39 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe - Lake Mohegan
1/12/19 9:06 am JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull at Wethersfield Cove
1/12/19 8:53 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich pintail
1/12/19 7:23 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull, Old Lyme
1/12/19 5:36 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
1/11/19 4:13 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL III
1/11/19 2:48 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wethersfield gulls
1/11/19 1:56 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew gull continues
1/11/19 12:31 pm Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
1/11/19 11:04 am Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/11/19 7:00 am cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] white-winged gullS at Wethersfield Cove
1/11/19 6:20 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oyster River - Iceland Gull
1/11/19 6:09 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] white-winged gullS at Wethersfield Cove
1/11/19 6:00 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thanks
1/11/19 5:58 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
1/10/19 6:29 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull pic 1-10-19
1/10/19 5:03 pm Darlene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider-Yes-Ocean Park, New London 1/10/19 plus Razorbills, Black/surf scoter, looms
1/10/19 2:24 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull yes
1/10/19 1:43 pm DMSK Designs via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Last call for 2018 eBird waterbird checklists!
1/10/19 11:53 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew update- 1/10/19 2:40p
1/10/19 10:41 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich point 1-10-19
1/10/19 10:14 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull location now?
1/10/19 9:29 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Has anyone seen the king eider in New London in the past 2 days?
1/10/19 9:15 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eiders and Scoters Upriver
1/10/19 8:33 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull photos - 8 Jan 2019
1/10/19 8:15 am James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull Cove Island
1/10/19 7:08 am Bob MacDonnell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/10/19 6:08 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Geese - Broad Brook
1/10/19 5:37 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/10/19 5:03 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Eider Discussion
1/10/19 5:00 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/10/19 4:44 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Pipits
1/10/19 4:39 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull Stamford
1/10/19 4:29 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/10/19 4:14 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/10/19 2:50 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wild turkeys
1/9/19 9:55 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
1/9/19 8:45 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider berhavior
1/9/19 6:31 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Eider berhavior
1/9/19 3:54 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Texas Info
1/9/19 3:06 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull- Wethersfield
1/9/19 1:28 pm Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull and Black-headed Gull photos
1/9/19 11:28 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Mew Gull update- 2:20p
1/9/19 11:22 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull update- 2:20p
1/9/19 11:15 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wild turkeys
1/9/19 11:08 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
1/9/19 10:08 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mini-Grant deadline 1/15
1/9/19 9:55 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull
1/9/19 9:14 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Dead Raptors
1/9/19 9:10 am Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Zepko Audubon Scholarship 2019
1/9/19 8:18 am John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Dead Raptors
1/9/19 7:41 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull Stamford
1/9/19 6:42 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull back in Stamford
1/9/19 4:47 am Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull Update
1/8/19 6:29 pm Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Texas Info - Thanks!!!
1/8/19 2:20 pm David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Leucistic Canada goose, Avon
1/8/19 1:52 pm Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leucistic Canada goose, Avon
1/8/19 1:51 pm Andy Griswold via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Texas
1/8/19 1:33 pm Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Texas
1/8/19 12:06 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] DEEP Marine Headquarters/Ferry Landing State Park Highlights
1/8/19 11:21 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common/Kam Gull
1/8/19 9:46 am Anthony Zemba via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stamford Mew Gull
1/8/19 9:44 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Texas
1/8/19 8:51 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford Razorbills
1/8/19 8:26 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Texas
1/8/19 8:25 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew/Common Gull
1/8/19 8:04 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stamford Mew Gull
1/8/19 7:43 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford Mew Gull
1/8/19 7:02 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canvasback &2 Ringneck ducks
1/8/19 6:56 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew/Common Gull
1/8/19 6:40 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew/Common Gull
1/8/19 6:17 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Texas
1/7/19 5:08 pm Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Texas
1/7/19 12:58 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GReater White Fronted Goose
1/7/19 12:48 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raptors Millstone in Waterford
1/7/19 12:08 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/7/19 11:23 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill off Moraine, Hammonasset
1/7/19 8:31 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mondo Ponds and Milford Harbor
1/7/19 8:02 am Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/7/19 7:31 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/7/19 6:29 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/7/19 5:28 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and E bird- a word of caution
1/7/19 4:51 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/6/19 5:49 pm Shaun Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/6/19 5:33 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Haven area
1/6/19 5:03 pm Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/6/19 4:52 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
1/6/19 4:23 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Menunkatuck again
1/6/19 4:15 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Menukatuck Auduon CBC
1/6/19 3:46 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peregrine and brant in New Haven Harbor
1/6/19 3:42 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Haven Peregrine and brant
1/6/19 2:46 pm Alec Wiggin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 14 Acre Pond, Norwalk 1:00pm
1/6/19 11:33 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat
1/6/19 11:11 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Westport BTG-type Warbler follow up?
1/6/19 11:05 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport BTG-type Warbler follow up?
1/6/19 10:22 am Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broadbrook Mill Pond
1/6/19 8:37 am Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Catbird
1/6/19 7:35 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon, Norwalk
1/6/19 7:12 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London King Eider
1/6/19 7:01 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London razorbills
1/6/19 7:01 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills
1/6/19 5:23 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] New Jersey Black Phoebe
1/5/19 10:48 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Jersey - Black Phoebe
1/5/19 3:36 pm Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Barrows
1/5/19 3:15 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Great Egret
1/5/19 2:38 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
1/5/19 2:32 pm railvin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
1/5/19 2:17 pm Kevin Burgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose: Farmington River in Collinsville
1/5/19 12:44 pm Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] snow goose Collinsville
1/5/19 12:12 pm Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
1/5/19 12:00 pm Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow goose, Collinsville
1/5/19 10:48 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
1/5/19 10:21 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill Old Saybrook
1/5/19 9:49 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gorham Island Warblers
1/5/19 9:23 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye Old Saybrook
1/5/19 8:57 am LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thank You
1/5/19 8:51 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur Old Saybrook
1/5/19 8:20 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cape May Warbler continues
1/5/19 7:47 am Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred Owl
1/4/19 5:26 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Crow Gathering
1/4/19 5:22 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Today’s birding highlights
1/4/19 4:34 pm Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Indigo Bunting - Wallingford Yard
1/4/19 3:53 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Scope
1/4/19 2:47 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Scope
1/4/19 2:28 pm Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pied Billed Grebe, Greenwich
1/4/19 2:00 pm Penniman, Clayton \(Biology\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King eider
1/4/19 1:35 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartland
1/4/19 10:48 am Bruce Webber via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Male king eider
1/4/19 10:45 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird
1/4/19 10:27 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs, Yellow headed Blackbird
1/4/19 9:23 am Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Science Friday doing CBC segment today
1/4/19 9:21 am Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald eagle, Collinsville
1/4/19 9:06 am Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding in Ct-Frank Gallo
1/4/19 8:48 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Storrs
1/4/19 8:34 am Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1/4/19 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- RED-NECKED GREBE
1/4/19 8:12 am LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Scope
1/4/19 6:43 am Felix Sangari via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lesser scaup and ring-necked duck in northern Spain..
1/4/19 1:01 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Good birding!
1/3/19 1:41 pm icloud via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider - Pleasure Beach Boat Launch - Waterford
1/3/19 1:10 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oops!
1/3/19 12:58 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook
1/3/19 12:15 pm Jan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole, Old Saybrook yard
1/3/19 10:33 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird Continues
1/3/19 10:27 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dead Barred Owl
1/3/19 10:06 am Bruce Stevenson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] King Eider
1/3/19 9:38 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider
1/3/19 9:25 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gorham Island warblers
1/3/19 8:55 am Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mini-Grants Hartford Audubon
1/3/19 8:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Bittern, Meadowlark
1/3/19 8:08 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Warblers continue
1/3/19 8:04 am Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HAS Members meeting/ Paul Cianfaglione
1/3/19 7:36 am Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Patrick Comins at Wood Library South Windsor
1/3/19 7:24 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Any updates on yellow headed blackbird?
1/3/19 7:00 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harlequin. Razorbills
1/3/19 6:15 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rough-legged Hawk New Haven harbor
1/3/19 5:49 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Razorbills
1/3/19 4:35 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Snowy Owl
1/2/19 6:08 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bill Burt Talk Thursday, January 3
1/2/19 4:56 pm Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest First year Bald Eagle Allen's Meadow
1/2/19 3:23 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC 1st Wednesday Walk Highlights
1/2/19 1:10 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridgeport-rough-legged hawk, dark morph
1/2/19 12:42 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridgeport Snowy Owl now
1/2/19 12:41 pm Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley BOHEMIAN WAXWING
1/2/19 12:37 pm Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vultures, vultures, and more vultures - Westport
1/2/19 12:12 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coopers Hawk Fairfield Post Road
1/2/19 11:56 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Warblers
1/2/19 10:29 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagles
1/2/19 9:50 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs yellow-headed blackbird
1/2/19 8:28 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs YH Blackbird. YES
1/2/19 8:08 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redhead - New Haven
1/2/19 5:16 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA MINI-GRANT DEADLINE LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!
1/1/19 4:45 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted and Snow Geese
1/1/19 4:04 pm Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A few interesting Easton birds
1/1/19 2:54 pm Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] savannah sparrow across street from burying hill beach, Westport
1/1/19 2:15 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole continues, Old Saybrook-
1/1/19 1:48 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Shore Rd, Old Lyme - Eastern Bluebirds, Towhee and catbird
1/1/19 1:08 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cooper's Hawk Short Beach
1/1/19 12:48 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Captains Cove - Rough-legged Hawk
1/1/19 12:21 pm Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rocky Neck 010119
1/1/19 11:50 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Yellow headed Blackbird in Storrs.
1/1/19 11:47 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Donald Kroodsma - BirdCallsRadio
1/1/19 11:38 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow headed Blackbird in Storrs.
1/1/19 10:48 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pomfret American Kestrel
1/1/19 10:12 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pomfret Snow Geese
1/1/19 9:40 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford County
1/1/19 8:55 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon, Norwalk
1/1/19 7:43 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bill Burt January 3 Talk at Old Lyme Town Hall
1/1/19 7:24 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple sandpiper hammo
1/1/19 7:05 am Christine Chinni via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield Peregrines
1/1/19 6:48 am Debbie McTigue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill Groton
1/1/19 6:36 am Christine Chinni via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield Turkeys
1/1/19 5:33 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted + Redheads 1/1
12/31/18 2:37 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Milford Black Vultures
12/31/18 2:04 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike - Central Village
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12/31/18 5:41 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo NOT open (yet). Ed Haesche Guil.
12/30/18 6:10 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield/Bridgeport Scaup reminder
12/30/18 5:41 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Very Belated Report on 12/22 Stratford-Milford CBC
12/30/18 3:46 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Razorbill
12/30/18 2:15 pm Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook CBC highlights
12/30/18 1:39 pm Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late birding report
12/30/18 10:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
12/30/18 9:24 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Highlights of the Bristol CBC
12/30/18 8:56 am sammonicuslux via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waterford birds
12/30/18 5:55 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted back at Captain's Cove
12/29/18 5:19 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London CBC highlights
12/29/18 3:45 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA BIG JANUARY EVENT
12/29/18 3:36 pm Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Green-winged Teal Norwalk
12/29/18 9:08 am William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens conspicuous by their absence
12/29/18 8:42 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider, Red-necked Grebe
12/29/18 7:39 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King eider yes
12/28/18 4:50 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] N Hawk Owl end of story
12/28/18 1:32 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
12/28/18 1:13 pm Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
12/28/18 12:56 pm Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
12/28/18 10:12 am Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
12/28/18 10:07 am Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
12/28/18 9:50 am Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
12/28/18 9:26 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stonington RAZORBILLS
12/28/18 9:23 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull
12/28/18 9:20 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull New London
12/28/18 8:17 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington RAZORBILLS
12/27/18 5:36 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Shouldered Hawk at Sherwood Island
12/27/18 5:28 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] N Hawk Owl report
12/27/18 4:39 pm Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
12/27/18 2:16 pm Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
12/27/18 2:15 pm pedrodyl via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Niantic Redhead
12/27/18 2:14 pm Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
12/27/18 1:49 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cackling Goose Farmington
12/27/18 1:34 pm Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Great Egret
12/27/18 1:03 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford/Milford CBC Area Z Results
12/27/18 12:33 pm Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: late Goshawk report
12/27/18 11:48 am William Furgueson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider, razorbills, coot, others
12/27/18 11:29 am Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London King Eider yes
12/27/18 11:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, Stratford
12/27/18 9:44 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider new london
12/27/18 9:01 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enders Island Razorbills
12/27/18 8:30 am Jan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole, Old Saybrook yard
12/27/18 6:53 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 12 Razorbills Waterford
12/27/18 6:44 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/27/18 6:27 am Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4319, Issue 3
12/27/18 6:23 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Drake King Eider
12/27/18 6:20 am Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] late Goshawk report
12/26/18 6:27 pm Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow, Evening Grosbeak and Siskins
12/26/18 5:27 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider pics
12/26/18 4:08 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January of Birding
12/26/18 3:51 pm Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider
12/26/18 3:32 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] (CT Birds] Probable New London Black Guillemot
12/26/18 3:26 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New london King Eider
12/26/18 1:25 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole - Old Saybrook Yard
12/26/18 11:04 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ocean Beach
12/26/18 10:38 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider Male
12/26/18 9:43 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills Groton
12/26/18 7:50 am Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Birds, 12/26
12/26/18 7:20 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck
12/26/18 6:17 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NL Red-necked Grebe
12/26/18 5:52 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London King Eider
12/26/18 5:39 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Probable New London Black Guillemot
12/26/18 5:06 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Razorbills
12/25/18 5:10 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peregrine, Hamden
12/25/18 4:58 pm Liz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
12/25/18 1:48 pm Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Niantic Redhead, Catbird
12/25/18 10:13 am Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
12/25/18 7:29 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
12/25/18 7:24 am Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
12/25/18 7:17 am Sam Simon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
12/25/18 6:56 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jeff Wells - BirdCallsRadio
12/24/18 12:30 pm Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Female King Eider Hammonasset
12/24/18 10:28 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Nelson’s Sparrow
12/24/18 10:05 am Dave Rauch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Female King Eider Hammonasset
12/24/18 9:27 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Surf Scoters and Long Tailed Ducks - CT River, Old Saybrook, Dec 24, 2018
12/24/18 9:22 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole - Old Saybrook Yard
12/23/18 1:13 pm Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford County birds
12/23/18 10:11 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/23/18 7:37 am Peary Stafford via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grosbeaks in Warren
12/22/18 3:23 pm Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Pt - Harlequin Duck
12/22/18 1:12 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point Razorbills
12/22/18 12:35 pm Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/22/18 10:59 am pedrodyl via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry
12/22/18 10:13 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Frigatebird stays course.
12/22/18 8:33 am Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chipmunk at Feeder
12/22/18 8:12 am Michael Ashley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bears are awake
12/22/18 7:31 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Prints
12/22/18 6:47 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle
12/22/18 5:31 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7am ferry to Orient Point
12/22/18 4:12 am Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Cornfield Point Barrow's
12/21/18 5:09 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dovekie record photos, etc
12/21/18 4:38 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point eBird checklist
12/21/18 10:44 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enders Island Dovekie
12/21/18 9:44 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] DOVEKIE Stonington Pt
12/21/18 8:57 am Robert DeCandido PhD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1918 CBC CT: Hartford, Bristol, Norwalk etc.
12/21/18 8:48 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill event Stonington point.
12/21/18 8:12 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills Stonington Point
12/21/18 8:03 am Kevin Rogers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill Stonington Point
12/21/18 7:58 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill Stonington Point
12/21/18 7:36 am Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI Razorbill flight
12/21/18 7:26 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI Razorbill flight
12/20/18 1:09 pm Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] female Canvasback @ Hartford Reservoir #6 West Hartford at 14:00 this afternoon
12/20/18 12:46 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Eider, Milford 12/20/18
12/20/18 10:33 am Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Saybrook Barrow’s Goldeneye
12/20/18 9:30 am Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] What photos I need for my book
12/20/18 9:26 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks in Washington CT in 1947
12/20/18 9:06 am James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, Penfield Beach
12/20/18 7:36 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canvasback in Menunketesuck River, Westbrook
12/19/18 1:33 pm Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shovelers
12/18/18 5:19 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Creepers galore in New Haven
12/18/18 4:11 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No Shrike Today
12/18/18 3:57 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Creepers galore in New Haven
12/18/18 1:00 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] John Kricher - BirdCallsRadio
12/18/18 10:59 am Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sharp shinned hawk
12/18/18 8:41 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange backyard -Brown Creeper
12/18/18 7:22 am Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck continues Captains Cove Bridgeport 10:19 AM
12/17/18 6:55 pm Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Christmas Bird Count Results
12/17/18 6:51 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pics ,Capt Cove Marina, Bprt.
12/17/18 11:43 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Request for Atlas Photos
12/17/18 10:59 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike
12/17/18 9:39 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CBC Help for Saturday, December 22 Stratford-Milford Circle
12/17/18 9:34 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1908 CBC and Wilhelmina Knowles in Washington, CT
12/17/18 9:19 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Area K (parts of Washington, Woodbury and Roxbury, CT), Woodbury-Roxbury CBC 15 December 2-18
12/17/18 9:01 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Area K (parts of Washington, Woodbury and Roxbury, CT), Woodbury-Roxbury CBC 15 December 2-18
12/17/18 7:52 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pomfret Shrike
12/17/18 6:58 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, Captain’s Cove continues
12/17/18 6:54 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbury-Roxbury CBC Highlights
12/17/18 6:44 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Highlights of Derby/Oxford CBC, area f
12/17/18 6:29 am Robert DeCandido PhD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1908 CBC CT: Middletown, Waterbury etc.
12/17/18 6:00 am Brian OToole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich-Stamford CBC preliminary results 12/16
12/17/18 5:51 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oops
12/17/18 5:48 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peregrine in Preston
12/17/18 5:45 am Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich-Stamford Christmas Bird Count highlights 12/16
12/17/18 4:49 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Highlights of Derby/Oxford CBC, area f
12/17/18 4:24 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Westport CBC highlights 12/16
 
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Date: 1/16/19 4:33 am
From: karen gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
I saw a razorbill in RI, Watch Hill Harbor, last week.

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:45 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hi Alex,
> Normally, seeing Razorbills from land in CT is a rare thing. In an average
> winter, birders have had decent reliability in seeing the species from the
> New London - Orient ferry. Looks from the ferry are usually not the best,
> as they often are in flight at a distance. Identification is often made
> with digital cameras with telephoto lenses. You will certainly get a sense
> of their appearance: Black and white “flying footballs”.
>
> There were a couple of storms with strong SE winds in December that blew
> numbers of Razorbills into LI Sound, resulting in the opportunity to see
> numbers of them well from land (Stonington, Mystic, New London, etc.). Even
> so, all alcids have a way of diving and are often impossible to see where
> there re-surface. Persistence and luck is the order of the day.
> In recent days, the number of Razorbills along our CT coast seems to have
> diminished. Note Nick Bonomo’s recent post of seeing very few during his
> recent ferry ride. I personally have not yet seen one this year, despite
> much coastal scanning.
>
> Now in recent weeks, huge numbers have been seen, early mornings, in
> flight past Montauk,NY and vicinity. Likewise up to 10,000 per day were
> being seen flying by Avalon, NJ. It might be worth a trip to either place
> if you wish to increase your chances of seeing your “nemesis bird”. Those
> places are along the Atlantic Ocean; CT has the Sound. Or as Keith Mueller
> suggested, ride the Block Is. ferry.
>
> Otherwise, if you want to see one in CT, keep visiting those same coastal
> sites, and hope for another SE gale!
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jan 15, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Fellow Birders,
> > After several botched/bungled forays to view Razorbills, (Stonington, Pt.
> > Judith, New London, Harkness, Hammo), I’m looking for some suggestions as
> > to location, time of day that would best ensure me a decent look at a
> > Razorbill.
> > PLEASE help me get my 2019 nemesis bird.
> > Thanks.
> > Alex Delehanty
> > Storrs
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Date: 1/15/19 6:54 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] West Hartford . Large dark Robin
Some more comments about the "Black-backed Robin"

https://www.sibleyguides.com/bird-info/american-robin/


Steve Mayo
Bethany


On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:06:46 PM EST, Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Saw a dark colored Robin, larger than our summer Robins. In past years was informed they are from the Canadian Maritime Provences.
Ted Rzepski
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Date: 1/15/19 5:08 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
Hi Alex,
Normally, seeing Razorbills from land in CT is a rare thing. In an average winter, birders have had decent reliability in seeing the species from the New London - Orient ferry. Looks from the ferry are usually not the best, as they often are in flight at a distance. Identification is often made with digital cameras with telephoto lenses. You will certainly get a sense of their appearance: Black and white “flying footballs”.

There were a couple of storms with strong SE winds in December that blew numbers of Razorbills into LI Sound, resulting in the opportunity to see numbers of them well from land (Stonington, Mystic, New London, etc.). Even so, all alcids have a way of diving and are often impossible to see where there re-surface. Persistence and luck is the order of the day.
In recent days, the number of Razorbills along our CT coast seems to have diminished. Note Nick Bonomo’s recent post of seeing very few during his recent ferry ride. I personally have not yet seen one this year, despite much coastal scanning.

Now in recent weeks, huge numbers have been seen, early mornings, in flight past Montauk,NY and vicinity. Likewise up to 10,000 per day were being seen flying by Avalon, NJ. It might be worth a trip to either place if you wish to increase your chances of seeing your “nemesis bird”. Those places are along the Atlantic Ocean; CT has the Sound. Or as Keith Mueller suggested, ride the Block Is. ferry.

Otherwise, if you want to see one in CT, keep visiting those same coastal sites, and hope for another SE gale!

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

Sent from my iPad

> On Jan 15, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Fellow Birders,
> After several botched/bungled forays to view Razorbills, (Stonington, Pt.
> Judith, New London, Harkness, Hammo), I’m looking for some suggestions as
> to location, time of day that would best ensure me a decent look at a
> Razorbill.
> PLEASE help me get my 2019 nemesis bird.
> Thanks.
> Alex Delehanty
> Storrs
> _______________________________________________
> 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


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Date: 1/15/19 2:48 pm
From: Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy owl sightings
Can it be confirmed that our area is being graced by these magical creatures. Yesterday, I was informed one was seen and photographed I believe in Milford at the coastal center.

Today while leaving Long Beach I ran into a photographer birder who asked if I seen the snowy. I replied "no". I'm then told its here at LB. We both walked 3 jetties looking and didn't see anything.

I know rumors are just that though after what went down last year it just might be kept secret if this bird is indeed in CT.

Kevin Doyle
New Milford, CT

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Date: 1/15/19 1:47 pm
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
Alex, if it is not that important for you to see a Razorbill in Ct, the best place that I know of that offers the best chance would be to take the Pt. Judith to Block a Island ferry. You would probably also find a Common Murre, Black Guillemot and a good chance for Pacific Loon.

Good luck, hope that helps.

Keith Mueller

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 15, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Fellow Birders,
> After several botched/bungled forays to view Razorbills, (Stonington, Pt.
> Judith, New London, Harkness, Hammo), I’m looking for some suggestions as
> to location, time of day that would best ensure me a decent look at a
> Razorbill.
> PLEASE help me get my 2019 nemesis bird.
> Thanks.
> Alex Delehanty
> Storrs
> _______________________________________________
> 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
>

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Date: 1/15/19 12:38 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill dip
Fellow Birders,
After several botched/bungled forays to view Razorbills, (Stonington, Pt.
Judith, New London, Harkness, Hammo), I’m looking for some suggestions as
to location, time of day that would best ensure me a decent look at a
Razorbill.
PLEASE help me get my 2019 nemesis bird.
Thanks.
Alex Delehanty
Storrs
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Date: 1/15/19 11:16 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Tufted Duck
Fairfield- Jennings Beach(in front of Fairfield Beach Club)-
Adult female Tufted Duck with mostly Greater Scaup flock close to shore.The tuft on the duck is small.

Tina Green
with Sara Zagorski & Frank Mantlik
Westport, Wethersfield, Stratford
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Date: 1/15/19 11:14 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield TUFTED DUCK
1/15. Fairfield, Jennings Beach off So Benson - Fem TUFTED DUCK relocated with 200 Scaup in front of private Ffld Beach Club. Park at extreme west end Jennings Bch lot and walk west. Thanks to Tina and Sara for re/finding it.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/15/19 11:06 am
From: Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford . Large dark Robin
Saw a dark colored Robin, larger than our summer Robins. In past years was informed they are from the Canadian Maritime Provences.
Ted Rzepski
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Date: 1/15/19 10:05 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lincoln's Sparrow, Cheshire
This morning at Fresh Meadows, a land trust property in Cheshire, I found a
Lincoln's Sparrow in this extensive piece of excellent habitat. Needless to
say, Lincoln's is a sparrow species very seldom encountered at our latitude
in winter.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 1/15/19 9:45 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs Shrike
Redound the Northern Shrike found yesterday at Merrow Park in Coventry. Today at 12:20PM the bird was on the Storrs side of the Willimantic River in the fields of UCONN ‘s Spring Manor Farm. Bird was teed up along the river and dropped into brush. I then heard it call and a also a few snippets of song. This bird is probably foraging on both sides of the Willimantic River from Rt 195 to Rt 44. There is a huge field complex along the river. I will eBird my location shortly.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 1/15/19 9:05 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain
Two C Ravens flew over, perched & did some friendly croaking.

Robert Jase <busterggi...>
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Date: 1/15/19 8:34 am
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrows Golden-eye cont

11:20, Saybrook Point, Carol and Gary Lemmon

2 Barrows Golden-eye cont at Old Saybrook Point, 3 Point Rd. (Male and female)

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Date: 1/15/19 6:41 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chidi Paige - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Chidi Paige on BirdWiser https://bit.ly/2akUsxp <https://bit.ly/2akUsxp>

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Date: 1/15/19 6:29 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southington Rusty Blackbirds
3 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS today on Redstone St. in Southington, near the intersection with W. Queen St.  This has been a somewhat reliable place to find them this year and I've had up to 7 of them on a previous visit.  They are usually in the small old fields alongside the marshy area west of Redstone St.  It is in Hartford County for those doing a Big January.  I'm not sure of the ownership of the land but have never had a problem birding there.  I found this spot while searching out places in my area for the Bristol CBC and it has been a reliably birdy spot, but of course the blackbirds didn't show up on count day this year, only had them for count week.
ebird.org/view/checklist/S51697499

Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 1/15/19 5:57 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
Stamford Cove Island Park back end of the parking lot
Patrick Dugan

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Date: 1/15/19 5:52 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Geese Preston
Two immature Snow Geese with about 400 Canada geese on Amos lake in Preston.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 1/14/19 6:24 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat pics
Record shots Chat 1-14-19 ,DEEP HQ Old Lyme.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/vbGccibeWWbmjDg78
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Date: 1/14/19 3:59 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 14, 2019
Good variety here around North Lake Dr., & the upper Lake Whitney cycle: Pileated, Creeper, & two Red-shouldered Hawks (I've not seen them here in a long long time), plus Rusty Blackbird & Carolina Wren at home.

Mallards were 10 M & 2 F! Hooded M's were 2 M & 5 F: usually it's balanced or more M, it seems to me.

Pictures on eBird checklist; will likely put some on CT Audubon FB page, too.

Arthur Shippee, Hamden

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 14, 2019
> Date: January 14, 2019 at 6:52:23 PM EST
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Jan 14, 2019 11:37 AM - 2:02 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.25 mile(s)
> Comments: Much of the water is frozen, except the main channel, and a bit on the S side of peninsula, and some in Web Brook cove.
>
> This list includes birds at our feeders when I left (I usually enter these separately).
> 28 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 21 One had a yellow neck band, but I couldn't make out the code.
> Mute Swan 2
> Mallard 12
> Hooded Merganser 7 Unusual balance of sexes for here. Accurate count: clear view & time for divers to emerge.
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 5 These by feeder; 2 hrs later 3 by unit 20, half mile away.
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> gull sp. 1
> Great Blue Heron 2 1 had been W end bay above Mather, & flew across Mather to far shore opposite peninsula. 2nd on S. shore of peninsula.
>
> Perhaps 3rd was in Web Brook cove when I got there, but may have been one of the others.
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 One bird was on a branch at the W end just south (above) Mather St., where one GBHE was. Two photos of bird below: take a few minutes apart, & I believe the same bird.
>
> Second bird, clearly different, was just behind fence between Web Brook Cove & Whitney Ave., just N. of W. Ave. Bridge. See photo below
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 2 At feeders, not together
> Pileated Woodpecker 1 In Children's Center woods on Servoss St.
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 3 At least, maybe a couple more.
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 5 Surely more. I heard some most places as I walked around; in some places, there was a fair amount of noise, but I could only be sure of 5.
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Brown Creeper 1 In Hamden Land Trust
> Carolina Wren 1 Behind our feeders by RWA fence line,
> House Finch 3 Including orange tinted
> American Goldfinch 1
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> sparrow sp. 1
> Rusty Blackbird 1 By feeders.
> Northern Cardinal 2
> House Sparrow 5
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51677508
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 1/14/19 3:20 pm
From: Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wallingford HIGHLIGHTS
Had 1 Killdeer and 1 GREATER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE on Whirlwind Hill
Road in Wallingford. With Nick Bonomo. Otherwise GRAY CATBIRD near
Durham Meadows-Fredrick White Farm
Tony Belejack
Wallingford

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Date: 1/14/19 2:02 pm
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow goose Guilford High School
Watching a snow goose right now in with a flock of Canada geese in the baseball field at Guilford High School. Never seen one here before.

Amy Hopkins



On Monday, November 19, 2018 Amy Hopkins <hopkinsus...> wrote:

Had my first ever pileated woodpecker (male) in my backyard this morning screaming his head off as he hopped from tree to tree.  My backyard is not woods, so I was shocked.  First time here in 26 years!


Amy Hopkins

Guilford

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Date: 1/14/19 1:22 pm
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull cont at Cove Is Pk

3:45, Stamford,
Gary and Carol Lemmon

Mew Gull at Cove Is Park on docks next to parking lot.
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Date: 1/14/19 1:14 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes
Just flew back towards Weed Ave

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> On Jan 14, 2019, at 4:02 PM, Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> wrote:
>
> Kamchatka Gull continues in the parking area by the docks at Cove Island Park, Stamford CT. Currently perched on the wooden fence in the parking area across from the skating rink.
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> -Ryan MacLean
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Date: 1/14/19 1:03 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes
Kamchatka Gull continues in the parking area by the docks at Cove Island Park, Stamford CT. Currently perched on the wooden fence in the parking area across from the skating rink.

-Ryan MacLean

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Date: 1/14/19 11:45 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby: CATBIRD, Hermit Thrush, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's Hawk
Rail Trail, marsh north of Copper Hill Rd: Red-shouldered Hawk

East Granby Farms Park: CATBIRD, Hermit Thrush, Cooper’s Hawk, Raven and 16 other species

John Weeks
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Date: 1/14/19 8:59 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chat,DEEP HQ,Old Lyme

Briefly seen in back of and to the right of porta potty . Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 1/14/19 8:17 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
Stamford on the mud flat just north of Weed Ave pull off 11:15
Patrick Dugan

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Date: 1/14/19 5:00 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas: preliminary breeding data available for review
Hi everyone,
News from the atlas has been slow lately, for which I apologize, but we've been working hard to get all of the 2018 breeding data entered and ready for review. That is largely done, and we've posted preliminary species lists for every block on the web site. We know that there will be mistakes - flawless data entry is a myth - so we are planning several layers of data review to help us identify and correct any errors. All checklists were given an initial quick scan when first submitted, but now we are seeking your input to help us identify problems as part of a more rigorous data-review process.

Please check the data summary for your block to make sure that everything looks right. Please also check the summaries for any other blocks you know well. For more information, there is a new blog post on the topic, here:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/01/14/preliminary-2018-breeding-results-available-for-review/
Also, please keep the winter atlas data rolling in. Winter surveys are more of a challenge than those during the breeding season, but are every bit as important - especially as we've never had a statewide winter survey of all bird species before. And, in this year with several species more common than usual, getting the information now is especially useful. As Nick Bonomo recently noted, the most exciting northern birds are mostly not here yet - but it is perhaps just a matter of time. And, there is still evidence of other species irruptions, with higher than normal numbers of barred owls, pine siskins, red-breasted nuthatches, and perhaps also brown creepers. Surveys, like the atlas are the best way to fully understand the magnitude and scope of these events.
As always, thanks for your help,Chris

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Storrs, CT
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Date: 1/13/19 10:16 pm
From: LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tod's Point
This afternoon at Tod's Point in Greenwich I saw the usual winter visitors plus eight Ruddy Turnstones (non-breeding adults) in the Flat Neck area.

Dana Laird Norwalk
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Date: 1/13/19 6:08 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Murre, Thames River
Apparently several folks looked for the Common Murre from land, but were
not successful. I did not see it in on my return ferry trip.

Otherwise, the ride was slow. There were a handful of Razorbills between
the Thames and just outside it, but otherwise no alcids (zero on the New
York side). Mid-sound was totally dead. Seems the alcid show continues to
be inshore.

Also worth mentioning, I spent some time yesterday morning in the NW
corner. I did not have a single finch of any species in several hours'
birding between several towns, including a few active feeders. Lots of
trolling slowly though good habitat with the windows down and hearing
nothing. It's incredibly quiet up there at the moment. Could always change,
though.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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> From ferry, but definitely scopeable from land. Pequot Ave in West Bank.
> Basic plumage. Beware Also razorbill present further up river.
>
> Nick B
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Date: 1/13/19 4:33 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Daniel Lewis - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Daniel Lewis, Author of Belonging on an Island:
Bird, Extinction and Evolution in Hawai’i. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

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Date: 1/13/19 12:29 pm
From: NEaton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] G. White-fronted Goose
Broadbrook (Mill Pond): single Greater White-fronted Goose swimming with Canada Geese near shore in front of houses to the left of parking lot center around 2:45 p.m., 1/13/19.
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Date: 1/13/19 9:29 am
From: Michael Carpenter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues

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Date: 1/13/19 8:14 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Razorbills
Pequot Ave/Chapel St. just spotted a Razorbill

Tina Green
With MOB
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Date: 1/13/19 7:40 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Putnam -Common Goldeneyes and Northern Pintails


From Robert Dixon 1/13/19 - Putnam Quinebaug River viewed from parking area on Lussier Dr. - COMMON GOLDENEYE (9) and NORTHERN PINTAIL (2). Also nearby at Rotary Park many Cedar Waxwings feeding on the crab apples.

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Date: 1/13/19 7:18 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Murre, Thames River
From ferry, but definitely scopeable from land. Pequot Ave in West Bank. Basic plumage. Beware Also razorbill present further up river.

Nick B
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Date: 1/13/19 5:18 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull Yes
Continues at Weed Ave pulloff, reported by Jamie Meyers.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 1/13/19 4:59 am
From: Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Domestic white goose w Canada geese - stamford

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Date: 1/12/19 5:26 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Raven; orange HOFI; Turkey
Notable birds around today, Hamden:

North Lake Dr.
Raven, atop antenna, responding to crow's croaking with its own remarkable croaking.

Feeders: 2 Rusty Blackbirds, much of the day; 4 woodpecker species (Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied, Flicker); and a very orange House Finch, pictures on CT Audubon FB page. Plus usual suspects

Davis St. @ Hartford Tpk: 7 Turkey, seen by Mary Porterfield: haven't seen them as much in recent years. They were pretty regular around North Lake for several years, then largely left.

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Date: 1/12/19 5:21 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NYTimes: beauty & evolution & birds
Featuring CT's own Richard Prum.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/magazine/beauty-evolution-animal.html

"Perhaps no living scientist is as enthusiastic — or doctrinaire — a champion of Darwinian sexual selection as Richard Prum, an evolutionary ornithologist at Yale University. In May 2017, he published a book, “The Evolution of Beauty,” that lucidly and passionately explains his personal theory of aesthetic evolution. It was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, but within the scientific community, Prum’s ideas have not been as warmly received. Again and again, he told me, he has asked other researchers for feedback and received either excuses of busyness or no reply at all. Some have been openly critical. In an academic review of Prum’s book, Gerald Borgia, one of the world’s foremost experts on bowerbirds, and the ethologist Gregory Ball described the historical sections as “revisionist” and said Prum failed to advance a credible case for his thesis. Once, over a lunch of burritos, Prum explained his theory to a visiting colleague, who pronounced it “nihilism.”"

Arthur Shippee, Hamden.
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Date: 1/12/19 4:44 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Pintail Greenwich location
A few people have asked where we saw the pintail at Greenwich Point...

Standing with your back to the mechanic sheds (near Eagle Pond) looking into the Greenwich Cove off to the right swimming around the with mallard. It was on the near side of the sandbar. Much further down the path and farther out in the water than the harlequin duck and ruddy turnstones. I saw it around noon today. Clear views with a scope for several minutes before we moved on to find the harlequin.

I apologize if these directions are not clear, but I am not that familiar with the park!

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/12/19 3:30 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] marked birds


> On Dec 21, 2017, at 1:38 PM, MIN HUANG via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> Anytime you observe a marked bird, please report it on the USGS BBL website; https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/.
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> That data will then be logged into the database and that information relayed to the individual researcher.
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> Happy Holidays to all :).
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Date: 1/12/19 3:05 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Various birds in Hartford County today
Barred Owl — West Suffield, Copper Hill Road near Mountain Brook crossing. Perched on telephone wire.

Common Goldeneye (5) — Connecticut River, seen from Windsor Locks Canal State Park, Suffield, just north of Rt 190 Bridge.

Greater White-fronted Goose (2) and Snow Goose (2) — Broad Brook Mill Pond, East Windsor.

Cooper’s Hawk — South Windsor, Main St at Governors Highway (fly-by).

2nd Cooper’s Hawk — Simsbury Meadows. Stunning adult female sunning herself in trees behind concert shell.

1st-winter male Red-winged Blackbird — Rosedale Farms/Simsbury Land Trust


Chris Chinni
John Weeks
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Date: 1/12/19 2:09 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] merlin - Cummings Park, Stamford
Seen and photographed by Ellynne.
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Date: 1/12/19 2:06 pm
From: John and Alexandra La Force via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London King Eider Continues
This morning at 10:30 the King Eider was swimming with several Brants at the end of Pequot Avenue where it meets Neptune Avenue, heading toward Ocean Beach. It came close to shore, so we got some great views of it.



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Richmond RI
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Date: 1/12/19 1:51 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Reporting numbered geese?
Where does one report seeing a collared Canada goose?


Sarah Faulkner

Collinsville, CT

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Date: 1/12/19 1:27 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor


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This afternoon seen at the East Windsor Hill section Merlin.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 1/12/19 12:36 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull
Present now on the ice seen from the Holly Pond pullover, Stamford.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 1/12/19 12:21 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Menunkatuck Audubon results
On our CBC on 1-5-19 the tally was 59 sp., 2,171 total birds counted. Rain and wind  kept species count down waterfowl being the exception. Some highlights: Canvasback, Bald Eagle, Razorbill,Common Eider, Surf Scoter, American Widgeon, Red Breasted Nuthatch,Grey Catbird, Cedar Waxwing and Sharp-shinned Hawk. My thanks to all that participated and here's to better weather next year ! Tom Kelly Guilford
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Date: 1/12/19 12:03 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands Meadowlark
1/12 Silver Sands SP Milford
Meadowlark sp. probably Eastern.
First seen on utility fence next to westernmost parking lot.
Paul

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Date: 1/12/19 10:33 am
From: Debbie McTigue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-Fronted Goose Broadbrook
Greater White-fronted Goose standing on ice on Mill Pond/Depot Road in Broadbrook now.

Debbie McTigue
South Windsor

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Date: 1/12/19 9:39 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe - Lake Mohegan
1/12. Fairfield, Morehouse & Tahmore, Lake Mohegan - subject bird Seen well though at a distance at north end of lake where stream enters lake by double metal sign. Record photos by both of us.
Also flock of 24 Am Robins, YB Sapsucker, and 1 Purple Finch feeding on crabapples and Cedar berries.

Frank Mantlik
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Date: 1/12/19 9:06 am
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull at Wethersfield Cove
Continuing bird seen yesterday by Greg Hanisek. No Glaucous. Pics attached to Checklist below:
eBird Checklist – Wethersfield Cove, Hartford County, Connecticut, US – Sat Jan 12, 2019 – 8 species


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Date: 1/12/19 8:53 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich pintail
While looking for the harlequin I came across a northern pintail swimming with mallards. Seen clearly with scope.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/12/19 7:23 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull, Old Lyme
Iceland Gull in with mixed flock of Herring and Ringbilled Gulls at the point east of White Sand beach in Old Lyme 
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Date: 1/12/19 5:36 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
Stamford Weed Ave pull off
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Date: 1/11/19 4:13 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL III
Attention CT Birders:



The 3rd Annual Mega Bowl of Birding in New Haven County!

Held on Super Bowl Weekend!!!

Come join in on a fun and friendly event! Compete with other birders and win
prizes and get your team's name inscribed on the prestigious Mega Bowl
Trophy!

When: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 5 am to 5 pm. (Dinner from 5:30 pm
to 7 pm)

Where: Anywhere in New Haven County

Why: To have fun birding and socialize with other birders

Sponsored by the New Haven Bird Club

How it works:

Birders join together in groups of 2 to 5 people and go birding wherever
they like within New Haven County on the day of the event. They record the
birds they observe and earn points for each species recorded. Each species
has a point value from 1 to 5 with 1 point for the most common species and 5
points for the rarest species. The point values are determined by how
common or rare the species is in New Haven County in early February. If a
team is the first team of the day to find a rare (5-point) bird, they will
be awarded an additional 3 points for calling it in right away so that other
teams will have the opportunity to observe it. Be the first team to report
a 4-point bird and earn an additional 1 point!

The teams will meet at the end of the day and have dinner and share stories.
The meeting will be at the Kellogg Environmental Center at 500 Hawthorne
Avenue, Derby. A delicious dinner will be served. The results will be
tabulated and a winning team will be determined. The winning team will get
its name inscribed on the Mega Bowl Trophy! Prizes will be awarded to every
participant. Special prizes will be awarded to the teams with the highest
point total, the highest species total, and other accomplishments to be
determined.

Teams can visit any public site (such as a state or town park), but they
must obey standard birding etiquette rules and obey all property signs and
rules of the road.

Anyone interested in participating in the Mega Bowl will need to register in
advance. The deadline for registration is Sunday, January 27th.
Participants may sign up as a team, or individuals can submit their names
and they will be put in contact with other individuals looking to become
members of a team. The participants are encouraged to be creative in coming
up with a name for their team.

The official rules for the event and the Mega Bowl Checklist of bird species
will be posted separately. I look forward to hearing from you!

Chris Loscalzo


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Date: 1/11/19 2:48 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wethersfield gulls
First year Iceland and Glaucous Gulls seen at 3:15pm at Wetherfield Cove this afternoon, with the Iceland on the shoreline with Ring-billed and Herring Gulls, and the Glaucous about halfway out on the water in the cove. Swung by around 10:15 am this morning, and neither were present. Hopefully someone will catch them together for a photo someday.
Also of note were the local Bald Eagle pair perched next to each other in a tree on the far side of the cove.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Date: 1/11/19 1:56 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew gull continues
Mew gull seen on dock wing ring bills. Cackling goose also seen with flock of Canada geese.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/11/19 12:31 pm
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
Stamford on the docks at Cove Island Park
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Date: 1/11/19 11:04 am
From: Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
Seven COMMON EIDERS at Stratford Point around midday today (1/11),
feeding fairly close to shore.

Larry Crawford

On 1/10/2019 8:36 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds wrote:
> There continue to be (as of 1/9) at least eleven COMMON EIDERS at Stratford Point and vicinity. For the many years prior, the most I’ve seen together here was two. There has definitely been an expansion of their winter range westward (to Greenwich at least) in the northern LI Sound.
>
> They feed often along the rocky coast of nearby Russian Beach, where there is apparently an abundant supply of the invasive Asian Shore Crab.
> Likewise, numerous area wintering Common Loons usually surface with crab prey rather than fish prey.
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Date: 1/11/19 7:00 am
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] white-winged gullS at Wethersfield Cove
Maggie - would you share the picture of the glacous?  Thanks !Claudia longmore Wethersfield 
-------- Original message --------From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Date: 1/11/19 8:58 AM (GMT-05:00) To: CT Birds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] white-winged gullS at Wethersfield Cove
I stopped by the Cove yesterday to see if I could find the Glaucous Gull
reported previously by Jeff Fengler. A rather bulky first-cycle
white-winged gull was standing on one of the docks, but it was an Iceland
Gull, (kumlieni as expected in CT). A key non-Glaucous feature was the
all-dark bill.

Later Maggie Peretto got a good photo of the Glaucous Gull. Key feature was
the pink bill with a prominent and sharply define black tip.

So as always, beware of expectation bias.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 1/11/19 6:20 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oyster River - Iceland Gull
Oyster River West Haven - 1 Iceland Gull

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 1/11/19 6:09 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] white-winged gullS at Wethersfield Cove
I stopped by the Cove yesterday to see if I could find the Glaucous Gull
reported previously by Jeff Fengler. A rather bulky first-cycle
white-winged gull was standing on one of the docks, but it was an Iceland
Gull, (kumlieni as expected in CT). A key non-Glaucous feature was the
all-dark bill.

Later Maggie Peretto got a good photo of the Glaucous Gull. Key feature was
the pink bill with a prominent and sharply define black tip.

So as always, beware of expectation bias.

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Waterbury

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Date: 1/11/19 6:00 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks
I want to thank the many birders who sent me their photos in recent weeks of birds exhibiting evidence of breeding. They formed the basis of the talk I gave at the New Haven Bird Club indoor meeting last evening. Your photos were much appreciated by those who attended the meeting. They represent important contributions to the work of the Connecticut Bird Atlas, both in visually documenting breeding and in providing solid information on the timing of nest building, egg laying, hatching of young, and parental care of offspring. Thanks to all, and good birding.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 1/11/19 5:58 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull continues
Along Weed Ave in Stamford as previously reported. 857am

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 1/10/19 6:29 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull pic 1-10-19
Stamford, Cove Island docks
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 1/10/19 5:03 pm
From: Darlene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider-Yes-Ocean Park, New London 1/10/19 plus Razorbills, Black/surf scoter, looms
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51533137
Good Evening,
Just got confirmation that my terrible digiscoped
Images of the King Eider were accepted by Greg.
Unlike some of the awesome photos of the King Eider close in, this afternoon it was way far out, head tucked perched on a far rock.
You can see the images in my eBird checklist above.
Micky, that bird we talked about was the King Eider, nearly froze but finally got a photo. Lots of great sea ducks as well.


Good Birding
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Date: 1/10/19 2:24 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull yes
As of 4pm the Mew Gull was still at the pulloff on Weed Ave. in Stamford.  It was giving great looks even in this miserable weather:-)  Gorgeous bird.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 1/10/19 1:43 pm
From: DMSK Designs via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Last call for 2018 eBird waterbird checklists!
Good afternoon, all!

I wanted to take a moment to ask that folks please share any remaining 2018
eBird checklists that include shorebirds, terns, herons or egrets with the
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds at <ctwaterbirds...> so we can
finalize our 2018 data.

There is a button on eBird to “share checklist with others in my party”,
and if click that and paste in <ctwaterbirds...> you can easily do so
with applicable checklists from 2018. This helps us record the staging and
nesting areas for these birds - those that we do not monitor every pair in
CT as we do for Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers - and also helps
us track volunteer hours for folks who are recording shorebird activity.
Please be sure to estimate your time spent in the field and number of
observers in your checklists to help track level of effort.

Thanks so much!
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Date: 1/10/19 11:53 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew update- 1/10/19 2:40p
Gail Benson reports that the Mew Gull is back at the Weed Ave. pull off at
Holly Pond.

Stefan Martin
Stratford
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Date: 1/10/19 10:41 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich point 1-10-19
Greenwich pt park
12-1:30

Highlights:
Harlequin duck
Black headed gull
Ruddy Turnstones
Northern goshawk
Common goldeneye

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 1/10/19 10:14 am
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull location now?
Hi all,
Great find.  A shame the AOU/ABA hasn't split it yet.  Just wondering if it's still being seen as of now and where.  Was thinking of coming up today possibly.  Thanks.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 1/10/19 9:29 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Has anyone seen the king eider in New London in the past 2 days?
I was thinking of driving over.


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Date: 1/10/19 9:15 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eiders and Scoters Upriver
I too have noticed several Common Eider and both White-winged Scoter and Surf Scoter swimming north in the Niantic and the Poquonnock Rivers in the past couple of weeks. My guess, as others have mentioned, is the ducks pursuing a new food source, as each one was actively feeding in the rivers.

Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 1/10/19 8:33 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull photos - 8 Jan 2019
Hi all,Readers may want to view some of my photos of the rare KAMCHATKA GULL in Stamford, taken shortly after its discovery by Patrick Dugan on January 8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/with/32675844758/


Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 1/10/19 8:15 am
From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull Cove Island
Mew Gull is now showing well at docks at Cove Island in Stamford.

James Purcell
Fairfield

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Date: 1/10/19 7:08 am
From: Bob MacDonnell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
This season I've photographed eider quite close to shore in Waterford and
New London feeding by picking small mussels and periwinkles from exposed
rocks and diving for invasive crabs within a few feet of land. They have
been increasingly frequent in eastern CT the past few years but there's
been a dramatic increase this year. Feeding on invasive crabs in shallow
water is something I noticed with increasing frequency in loons and other
wintering waterfowl, starting more than ten years ago. It would seem that
they are taking advantage of this expanding food source, bringing them very
close to shore. I've watched eider feeding on the same invasive crabs in
tidal channels like the Charlestown Breachway in RI and they might be
spreading west into Long Island Sound following this abundant food source.
These are anecdotal observations, having spent a lot of time trying to
photograph them.

Bob MacDonnell
Niantic

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:29 AM Thomas Robben via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Are there any theories as to why this increase?
> I wonder if their favorite prey items are changing?
> Perhaps they are developing a taste for some invasive species, etc?
> Tom Robben
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:14 AM David Provencher via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > To echo Glenn, we are seeing a dramatic increase in Common Eider in CT
> over
> > the last few years. The magnitude is stunning. In the 90s I saw 38 Common
> > Eider fly into the shelter of the Thames during a nasty storm. I was
> amazed
> > to see that many in CT waters. Last month while riding the New London
> ferry
> > I witnessed 1,600 in a raft off the mouth of the Thames River. This is as
> > significant an increase as one could ever imagine.
> >
> > Dave Provencher
> > Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019
> >
> > On Jan 10, 2019 2:35 AM, "Glenn Williams via CTBirds" <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Birders,
> >
> > Several of my observations this winter were with Andrew Dasinger, Phil
> > Rusch, and/or Scott Tsagarakis, who have been birding decades longer
> than I
> > have and expressed their surprise at this eider behavior. When I started
> > birding in the early 90's and into the 2000's, Common Eider were a review
> > species requiring a request for a write up from ARCC and most Connecticut
> > birders had seen more King Eiders in Connecticut than Common Eiders.
> >
> > I found Common Eider nests on South Dumpling Island (NY waters) in the
> > mid-2000's which was then the southern-most nesting confirmation of that
> > species. Tina Green saw downy Common Eider young in Groton within the
> past
> > few years but the tendency of this species to abandon nests and swim
> great
> > distance from the nesting area precluded Common Eider nesting
> confirmation
> > in Connecticut. I suspect that that 2019 will be the year that someone
> > will confirm proof of eider nesting in Connecticut based on the current
> > increase in their wintering and year-round population increase in the
> > state. I will be checking islands in the eastern end of the Sound this
> > spring. Past experience and research suggests nests will be on islands
> > with brush cover near the water. I have seen nests among boulders near
> the
> > shore, on soil under bushes near the shore, and slightly further back
> from
> > the water on soil, but near brush cover. The grayish-brown downy feathers
> > nests will be the only large feathered nests on coastal islands. The
> eggs
> > will be grayish olive to light brown. Look from early May on if you have
> > boat access. Islands too close to shore may be too easy for predators to
> > access and prevent nesting. South Dumpling Island is so far far out into
> > the Sound to be in NY waters and yet a coyote was observed out there
> > several years ago. Greg Hanisek has anticipated proof of eider nesting
> on
> > islands on the eastern Connecticut part of the Sound any time now. He
> > tends to be right about these things.
> >
> > Glenn Williams
> > Mystic
> >
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Date: 1/10/19 6:08 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Geese - Broad Brook
Two white phase Snow Geese at Mill Pond in Broad Brook, amongst thousands of Canada Geese. They are at far end of pond from the parking lot, and just flew up on grassy bank. No luck finding White-fronted Goose.
Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 1/10/19 5:37 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
There continue to be (as of 1/9) at least eleven COMMON EIDERS at Stratford Point and vicinity. For the many years prior, the most I’ve seen together here was two. There has definitely been an expansion of their winter range westward (to Greenwich at least) in the northern LI Sound.

They feed often along the rocky coast of nearby Russian Beach, where there is apparently an abundant supply of the invasive Asian Shore Crab.
Likewise, numerous area wintering Common Loons usually surface with crab prey rather than fish prey.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jan 10, 2019, at 7:35 AM, David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> That's a good question Tom. As you know, birds go where there's habitat and
> food. Like Glenn has noted, I've also seen them pushing far up into fresh
> water, such as into upper Niantic River. The question is to me, has food
> sources increased that dramatically in Eastern Long island sound, or is it
> just a population increase, a significant one, or has the food base crashed
> on their normal wintering grounds? Offhand I don't have the answer to any
> of that. But I think it's something we should start to look into to better
> understand what's going on in our Eastern Connecticut Waters.
>
> Dave Provencher
> Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019
>
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019, 7:28 AM Thomas Robben <robben99...> wrote:
>>
>> Are there any theories as to why this increase?
>> I wonder if their favorite prey items are changing?
>> Perhaps they are developing a taste for some invasive species, etc?
>> Tom Robben
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:14 AM David Provencher via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> To echo Glenn, we are seeing a dramatic increase in Common Eider in CT
>>> over
>>> the last few years. The magnitude is stunning. In the 90s I saw 38 Common
>>> Eider fly into the shelter of the Thames during a nasty storm. I was
>>> amazed
>>> to see that many in CT waters. Last month while riding the New London
>>> ferry
>>> I witnessed 1,600 in a raft off the mouth of the Thames River. This is as
>>> significant an increase as one could ever imagine.
>>>
>>> Dave Provencher
>>> Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019
>>>
>>> On Jan 10, 2019 2:35 AM, "Glenn Williams via CTBirds" <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Birders,
>>>
>>> Several of my observations this winter were with Andrew Dasinger, Phil
>>> Rusch, and/or Scott Tsagarakis, who have been birding decades longer than
>>> I
>>> have and expressed their surprise at this eider behavior. When I started
>>> birding in the early 90's and into the 2000's, Common Eider were a review
>>> species requiring a request for a write up from ARCC and most Connecticut
>>> birders had seen more King Eiders in Connecticut than Common Eiders.
>>>
>>> I found Common Eider nests on South Dumpling Island (NY waters) in the
>>> mid-2000's which was then the southern-most nesting confirmation of that
>>> species. Tina Green saw downy Common Eider young in Groton within the
>>> past
>>> few years but the tendency of this species to abandon nests and swim great
>>> distance from the nesting area precluded Common Eider nesting confirmation
>>> in Connecticut. I suspect that that 2019 will be the year that someone
>>> will confirm proof of eider nesting in Connecticut based on the current
>>> increase in their wintering and year-round population increase in the
>>> state. I will be checking islands in the eastern end of the Sound this
>>> spring. Past experience and research suggests nests will be on islands
>>> with brush cover near the water. I have seen nests among boulders near
>>> the
>>> shore, on soil under bushes near the shore, and slightly further back from
>>> the water on soil, but near brush cover. The grayish-brown downy feathers
>>> nests will be the only large feathered nests on coastal islands. The eggs
>>> will be grayish olive to light brown. Look from early May on if you have
>>> boat access. Islands too close to shore may be too easy for predators to
>>> access and prevent nesting. South Dumpling Island is so far far out into
>>> the Sound to be in NY waters and yet a coyote was observed out there
>>> several years ago. Greg Hanisek has anticipated proof of eider nesting on
>>> islands on the eastern Connecticut part of the Sound any time now. He
>>> tends to be right about these things.
>>>
>>> Glenn Williams
>>> Mystic
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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>>
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Date: 1/10/19 5:03 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Eider Discussion
For what it's worth, in December I saw my first Common Eider in Florida; this after having lived and birded there for almost fifteen years, and after having visited every year since moving back to Connecticut in 2005.
Not sure if this correlates with the increase in numbers here, but perhaps it's more than a coincidence. 
Doug BeachSimsbury

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Date: 1/10/19 5:00 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
That's a good question Tom. As you know, birds go where there's habitat and
food. Like Glenn has noted, I've also seen them pushing far up into fresh
water, such as into upper Niantic River. The question is to me, has food
sources increased that dramatically in Eastern Long island sound, or is it
just a population increase, a significant one, or has the food base crashed
on their normal wintering grounds? Offhand I don't have the answer to any
of that. But I think it's something we should start to look into to better
understand what's going on in our Eastern Connecticut Waters.

Dave Provencher
Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019, 7:28 AM Thomas Robben <robben99...> wrote:

> Are there any theories as to why this increase?
> I wonder if their favorite prey items are changing?
> Perhaps they are developing a taste for some invasive species, etc?
> Tom Robben
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:14 AM David Provencher via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> To echo Glenn, we are seeing a dramatic increase in Common Eider in CT
>> over
>> the last few years. The magnitude is stunning. In the 90s I saw 38 Common
>> Eider fly into the shelter of the Thames during a nasty storm. I was
>> amazed
>> to see that many in CT waters. Last month while riding the New London
>> ferry
>> I witnessed 1,600 in a raft off the mouth of the Thames River. This is as
>> significant an increase as one could ever imagine.
>>
>> Dave Provencher
>> Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019
>>
>> On Jan 10, 2019 2:35 AM, "Glenn Williams via CTBirds" <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Birders,
>>
>> Several of my observations this winter were with Andrew Dasinger, Phil
>> Rusch, and/or Scott Tsagarakis, who have been birding decades longer than
>> I
>> have and expressed their surprise at this eider behavior. When I started
>> birding in the early 90's and into the 2000's, Common Eider were a review
>> species requiring a request for a write up from ARCC and most Connecticut
>> birders had seen more King Eiders in Connecticut than Common Eiders.
>>
>> I found Common Eider nests on South Dumpling Island (NY waters) in the
>> mid-2000's which was then the southern-most nesting confirmation of that
>> species. Tina Green saw downy Common Eider young in Groton within the
>> past
>> few years but the tendency of this species to abandon nests and swim great
>> distance from the nesting area precluded Common Eider nesting confirmation
>> in Connecticut. I suspect that that 2019 will be the year that someone
>> will confirm proof of eider nesting in Connecticut based on the current
>> increase in their wintering and year-round population increase in the
>> state. I will be checking islands in the eastern end of the Sound this
>> spring. Past experience and research suggests nests will be on islands
>> with brush cover near the water. I have seen nests among boulders near
>> the
>> shore, on soil under bushes near the shore, and slightly further back from
>> the water on soil, but near brush cover. The grayish-brown downy feathers
>> nests will be the only large feathered nests on coastal islands. The eggs
>> will be grayish olive to light brown. Look from early May on if you have
>> boat access. Islands too close to shore may be too easy for predators to
>> access and prevent nesting. South Dumpling Island is so far far out into
>> the Sound to be in NY waters and yet a coyote was observed out there
>> several years ago. Greg Hanisek has anticipated proof of eider nesting on
>> islands on the eastern Connecticut part of the Sound any time now. He
>> tends to be right about these things.
>>
>> Glenn Williams
>> Mystic
>>
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Date: 1/10/19 4:44 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Pipits
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 2 American Pipits along the staff east beach access road between the east beach open pavilion and Sherwood Point.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/10/19 4:39 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull Stamford
Still here at the pull of on Weed Ave 7:25
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 1/10/19 4:29 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
Are there any theories as to why this increase?
I wonder if their favorite prey items are changing?
Perhaps they are developing a taste for some invasive species, etc?
Tom Robben



On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:14 AM David Provencher via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> To echo Glenn, we are seeing a dramatic increase in Common Eider in CT over
> the last few years. The magnitude is stunning. In the 90s I saw 38 Common
> Eider fly into the shelter of the Thames during a nasty storm. I was amazed
> to see that many in CT waters. Last month while riding the New London ferry
> I witnessed 1,600 in a raft off the mouth of the Thames River. This is as
> significant an increase as one could ever imagine.
>
> Dave Provencher
> Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019
>
> On Jan 10, 2019 2:35 AM, "Glenn Williams via CTBirds" <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Birders,
>
> Several of my observations this winter were with Andrew Dasinger, Phil
> Rusch, and/or Scott Tsagarakis, who have been birding decades longer than I
> have and expressed their surprise at this eider behavior. When I started
> birding in the early 90's and into the 2000's, Common Eider were a review
> species requiring a request for a write up from ARCC and most Connecticut
> birders had seen more King Eiders in Connecticut than Common Eiders.
>
> I found Common Eider nests on South Dumpling Island (NY waters) in the
> mid-2000's which was then the southern-most nesting confirmation of that
> species. Tina Green saw downy Common Eider young in Groton within the past
> few years but the tendency of this species to abandon nests and swim great
> distance from the nesting area precluded Common Eider nesting confirmation
> in Connecticut. I suspect that that 2019 will be the year that someone
> will confirm proof of eider nesting in Connecticut based on the current
> increase in their wintering and year-round population increase in the
> state. I will be checking islands in the eastern end of the Sound this
> spring. Past experience and research suggests nests will be on islands
> with brush cover near the water. I have seen nests among boulders near the
> shore, on soil under bushes near the shore, and slightly further back from
> the water on soil, but near brush cover. The grayish-brown downy feathers
> nests will be the only large feathered nests on coastal islands. The eggs
> will be grayish olive to light brown. Look from early May on if you have
> boat access. Islands too close to shore may be too easy for predators to
> access and prevent nesting. South Dumpling Island is so far far out into
> the Sound to be in NY waters and yet a coyote was observed out there
> several years ago. Greg Hanisek has anticipated proof of eider nesting on
> islands on the eastern Connecticut part of the Sound any time now. He
> tends to be right about these things.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
>
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Date: 1/10/19 4:14 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
To echo Glenn, we are seeing a dramatic increase in Common Eider in CT over
the last few years. The magnitude is stunning. In the 90s I saw 38 Common
Eider fly into the shelter of the Thames during a nasty storm. I was amazed
to see that many in CT waters. Last month while riding the New London ferry
I witnessed 1,600 in a raft off the mouth of the Thames River. This is as
significant an increase as one could ever imagine.

Dave Provencher
Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019

On Jan 10, 2019 2:35 AM, "Glenn Williams via CTBirds" <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

Birders,

Several of my observations this winter were with Andrew Dasinger, Phil
Rusch, and/or Scott Tsagarakis, who have been birding decades longer than I
have and expressed their surprise at this eider behavior. When I started
birding in the early 90's and into the 2000's, Common Eider were a review
species requiring a request for a write up from ARCC and most Connecticut
birders had seen more King Eiders in Connecticut than Common Eiders.

I found Common Eider nests on South Dumpling Island (NY waters) in the
mid-2000's which was then the southern-most nesting confirmation of that
species. Tina Green saw downy Common Eider young in Groton within the past
few years but the tendency of this species to abandon nests and swim great
distance from the nesting area precluded Common Eider nesting confirmation
in Connecticut. I suspect that that 2019 will be the year that someone
will confirm proof of eider nesting in Connecticut based on the current
increase in their wintering and year-round population increase in the
state. I will be checking islands in the eastern end of the Sound this
spring. Past experience and research suggests nests will be on islands
with brush cover near the water. I have seen nests among boulders near the
shore, on soil under bushes near the shore, and slightly further back from
the water on soil, but near brush cover. The grayish-brown downy feathers
nests will be the only large feathered nests on coastal islands. The eggs
will be grayish olive to light brown. Look from early May on if you have
boat access. Islands too close to shore may be too easy for predators to
access and prevent nesting. South Dumpling Island is so far far out into
the Sound to be in NY waters and yet a coyote was observed out there
several years ago. Greg Hanisek has anticipated proof of eider nesting on
islands on the eastern Connecticut part of the Sound any time now. He
tends to be right about these things.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 1/10/19 2:50 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wild turkeys
Last winter just after a light snow I saw about 60 on a lawn near deep woods in Stafford. I was able to get 47 of them in two photos, but didn't have visibility from the house on all of them.

Bob Maleski
Ellington
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From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> on behalf of Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:14 PM
To: Ct Birdlist
Subject: [CT Birds] Wild turkeys

In my neighborhood in Orange, there are wild turkeys (anywhere from 5-28)
meandering through.(eating from ground under my feeders and drink from bird
baths).
I know they are messy and not unusual, but the flock around here is really
fun to watch. The 5 males have gotten really colorful on their faces
(beautiful reds, blues and purples).
The young ones from this year and the females sometimes mingle with the
males. Boy, they are fast when they run. They chase each other, watch
each other intently and jump quite high. Their plumage is beautiful in the
sunlight, and they are loud .
I do admit I through out some extra cracked corn when they are around.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 1/9/19 9:55 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
Birders,

Several of my observations this winter were with Andrew Dasinger, Phil Rusch, and/or Scott Tsagarakis, who have been birding decades longer than I have and expressed their surprise at this eider behavior.  When I started birding in the early 90's and into the 2000's, Common Eider were a review species requiring a request for a write up from ARCC and most Connecticut birders had seen more King Eiders in Connecticut than Common Eiders.  

I found Common Eider nests on South Dumpling Island (NY waters) in the mid-2000's which was then the southern-most nesting confirmation of that species.  Tina Green saw downy Common Eider young in Groton within the past few years but the tendency of this species to abandon nests and swim great distance from the nesting area precluded Common Eider nesting confirmation in Connecticut.  I suspect that that 2019 will be the year that someone will confirm proof of eider nesting in Connecticut based on the current increase in their wintering and year-round population increase in the state.  I will be checking islands in the eastern end of the Sound this spring.  Past experience and research suggests nests will be on islands with brush cover near the water.  I have seen nests among boulders near the shore, on soil under bushes near the shore, and slightly further back from the water on soil, but near brush cover. The grayish-brown downy feathers nests will be the only large feathered nests on coastal islands.  The eggs will be grayish olive to light brown.  Look from early May on if you have boat access.  Islands too close to shore may be too easy for predators to access and prevent nesting.  South Dumpling Island is so far far out into the Sound to be in NY waters and yet a coyote was observed out there several years ago.  Greg Hanisek has anticipated proof of eider nesting on islands on the eastern Connecticut part of the Sound any time now.  He tends to be right about these things.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 1/9/19 8:45 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider berhavior
Very interesting observation Glenn.. Highlighted by your research into this
abnormal occurrence, I’d also be curious to see if this is just an anomaly
based on incursion or if there is more to be said on the matter. Either
way, this is wonderful data for the atlas work currently being done in the
state. Also curious to see if this will be observed further West in the
coming months.? Certainly an exceptional year for this species in the
state.

Stefan Martin
Stratford

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:31 PM Glenn Williams via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Today I had two female Common Eiders in the Mystic River all the way up to
> the I-95 bridge. This winter I have also seen them fairly far up the
> Pawcatuck River. In Groton Long Point, a number of them were in a very
> sheltered cove that required them to enter Esker Bay, go under a small road
> bridge into the southern section of Palmer Cove, swim down a narrow 1000
> foot canal along the train tracks, and enter a small section of Palmer Cove
> surrounded by woods and marsh. A Canadian wildlife site calls the Common
> Eider the most marine of the sea ducks and Birds of North America says that
> they rarely enter sheltered bays or coves and with few exceptions, don't
> even fly overland.
>
> Any idea why they seem to be venturing into areas where they do not
> normally go this winter? I thought it merely an artifact of their
> increased numbers in our area until looking into it tonight.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
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Date: 1/9/19 6:31 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Eider berhavior
Today I had two female Common Eiders in the Mystic River all the way up to the I-95 bridge.  This winter I have also seen them fairly far up the Pawcatuck River.  In Groton Long Point, a number of them were in a very sheltered cove that required them to enter Esker Bay, go under a small road bridge into the southern section of Palmer Cove, swim down a narrow 1000 foot canal along the train tracks, and enter a small section of Palmer Cove surrounded by woods and marsh.  A Canadian wildlife site calls the Common Eider the most marine of the sea ducks and Birds of North America says that they rarely enter sheltered bays or coves and with few exceptions, don't even fly overland.  

Any idea why they seem to be venturing into areas where they do not normally go this winter?  I thought it merely an artifact of their increased numbers in our area until looking into it tonight.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 1/9/19 3:54 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Texas Info
Hi Jan,

Houston Audubon Website has a great deal of info on local hotspots, really
good and helpful.

https://houstonaudubon.org/sanctuaries/

And the State Board of Tourism has done a great job creating the "Great
Texas Coastal Birding Trail."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Texas_Coastal_Birding_Trail

I believe I can did out of the closet a printed map, if you want it, send
me your address off line and I can mail it to you.

And off the coast - Brazos Bend State Park is a special place with a
special landscape and great birds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazos_Bend_State_Park

Mark Aronson, New Haven
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Date: 1/9/19 3:06 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull- Wethersfield
First year Glaucous Gull at Wethersfield Cove today, hanging out with the Ring-billed and Herring Gulls on the boat dock.
Jeff FenglerVernon, CT
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Date: 1/9/19 1:28 pm
From: Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull and Black-headed Gull photos
Hi! If any of you are interested at looking at my photos I took today of
the Mew Gull (ssp.kamtschatschnsis) at Holly Pond and some Black Headed
Gull photos (Greenwich Point Park: Eagle Pond). Please email me!
Good Birding,
Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Date: 1/9/19 11:28 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Mew Gull update- 2:20p
Supposed to read docks*. Still here. South of bridge going from lot to main
park/beach

Stefan Martin

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Currently roosting on socks at Cove Island Park.

Stefan Martin
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Date: 1/9/19 11:22 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull update- 2:20p
Currently roosting on socks at Cove Island Park.

Stefan Martin
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Date: 1/9/19 11:15 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wild turkeys
In my neighborhood in Orange, there are wild turkeys (anywhere from 5-28)
meandering through.(eating from ground under my feeders and drink from bird
baths).
I know they are messy and not unusual, but the flock around here is really
fun to watch. The 5 males have gotten really colorful on their faces
(beautiful reds, blues and purples).
The young ones from this year and the females sometimes mingle with the
males. Boy, they are fast when they run. They chase each other, watch
each other intently and jump quite high. Their plumage is beautiful in the
sunlight, and they are loud .
I do admit I through out some extra cracked corn when they are around.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 1/9/19 11:08 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
1/9 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, sunny, 45F,
windy, mid tide-receding.
Pretty quiet at center today.
The marsh waters had white-caps because of the wind.
On the marsh: 24 Canada Geese, 2 American Black ducks (one with white
patch on back of neck), 2 Red breasted mergansers (male & female), 1
Bufflehead.
On grounds and by feeders:
8 Mourning doves, 1 Carolina wren, 2 Black capped chickadees, 3 American
Goldfinches, 1 Song sparrow, 2 Titmouses, 1 White breasted nuthatch, 1
MOckingbird, 2 Cardinals, 1 Downy woodpecker.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 1/9/19 10:08 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mini-Grant deadline 1/15
The deadline for COA Mini-Grant applications is January 15, 2019, less than
a week away! Our Mini-Grant program gives preference to projects directly
benefiting
Connecticut's birds. All the information and application forms are available
on our website at this link:
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 1/9/19 9:55 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull
Mew gull still present Holly pond in Stamford at 12:50 p.m.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 1/9/19 9:14 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Dead Raptors
Yes - depending on type of bird they will take window kills, etc.We dropped off several raptors and passerines to them over the years.

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 11:18:56 AM EST, John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

A decade ago I found a red shoulder hawk that had been hit by a vehicle. I
called the DEEP who told me that I could not keep it. They said that the
Yale Peabody Museum would add it to their collection. After contacting them,
and storing it for several days in a cooler with ice, we delivered it to
them.



Pam Goldin & Phil Perschbacher



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Date: 1/9/19 9:10 am
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Zepko Audubon Scholarship 2019
This years camp, "Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens" for teens between the ages of 14-17 will be held June 23 to 28, 2019.The camp will cover boreal to coastal bird species.Applications must be received by January 31, 2019 to be considered. More information and the application can be obtained on the COA website under Events
https://www.ctbirding.org/2018/11/19/zepko-audubon-camp-scholarship-2019/

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Date: 1/9/19 8:18 am
From: John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Dead Raptors
A decade ago I found a red shoulder hawk that had been hit by a vehicle. I
called the DEEP who told me that I could not keep it. They said that the
Yale Peabody Museum would add it to their collection. After contacting them,
and storing it for several days in a cooler with ice, we delivered it to
them.



Pam Goldin & Phil Perschbacher



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Date: 1/9/19 7:41 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull Stamford
Weed Ave pull off still here 10:40
It came in this morning at 7:26 flushed at 7:28
Patrick Dugan Stefan

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Date: 1/9/19 6:42 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull back in Stamford
1/9. Stamford, Weed Ave, Holly Pond - at 9:37 Stefan Martin informed me that the KAMCHATKA Mew GULL is back.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/9/19 4:47 am
From: Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull Update
Hi. Has anybody seen the Mew Gull today? Is it still on Holly Pond?
Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Date: 1/8/19 6:29 pm
From: Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Texas Info - Thanks!!!
Wow, you are the best!!! So much information and so much help! What a joy to be part of such a great community!!!

Thank you all so very much!!!

Jan Hollerbach

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Date: 1/8/19 2:20 pm
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Leucistic Canada goose, Avon
That bird has been at Fisher Meadows off and on. Pretty cool.

David Lawton
Avon

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 3:52 PM Gillian Smits via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Today I saw a leucistic Canada goose on the Tower Ridge golf course in
> Avon amongst a group of regular Canadian geese. I saw it at 3.15pm. I had
> never seen one before and for those who have not seen one either, I have
> created a link to the iPhone photos I took of it. I hope this link works!
>
>
> https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMYttHhPsO472gpRxIvUZRajjayzlaK8feml3gN1DzvlA1fclujbxAuu4HGqeHYoQ?key=VTZ2dl9qQlpZc0l0NzY4VkZIcXdxQWdCMXRZLWtR
> <
> https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMYttHhPsO472gpRxIvUZRajjayzlaK8feml3gN1DzvlA1fclujbxAuu4HGqeHYoQ?key=VTZ2dl9qQlpZc0l0NzY4VkZIcXdxQWdCMXRZLWtR
> >
>
> Gillian Smits, Avon
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Date: 1/8/19 1:52 pm
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leucistic Canada goose, Avon
Today I saw a leucistic Canada goose on the Tower Ridge golf course in Avon amongst a group of regular Canadian geese. I saw it at 3.15pm. I had never seen one before and for those who have not seen one either, I have created a link to the iPhone photos I took of it. I hope this link works!

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMYttHhPsO472gpRxIvUZRajjayzlaK8feml3gN1DzvlA1fclujbxAuu4HGqeHYoQ?key=VTZ2dl9qQlpZc0l0NzY4VkZIcXdxQWdCMXRZLWtR <https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMYttHhPsO472gpRxIvUZRajjayzlaK8feml3gN1DzvlA1fclujbxAuu4HGqeHYoQ?key=VTZ2dl9qQlpZc0l0NzY4VkZIcXdxQWdCMXRZLWtR>

Gillian Smits, Avon
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Date: 1/8/19 1:51 pm
From: Andy Griswold via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Texas
If people would like to visit this area, Connecticut Audubon is offering a full Texas itinerary, April 23 - May 2, including High Island, Bolivar Flats, down the coast to South Padre Island, along the Rio Grande Valley, and then up to Edward's Plateau. About 275 species in eight days of birding.

Be in touch by email or phone for more information.

Cheers,

Andy

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From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 4:33 PM
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Texas

Hi all,

First off, being raised in Houston I'm very glad to see that my home area is held in such high regard bird wise :) Many people have already mentioned some truly excellent birding spots in the region (Anahuac NWR, Galveston, High Island of course), and if anyone is interested in visiting and would like recommendations I'm more than happy to provide detailed info!

Regarding Paul's mention of the proposed coastal barrier around the mouth of Galveston Bay, it is indeed a proposed dike/development structure that would reach from Galveston up the coast to High Island, with the aim of protecting Galveston & Trinity Bays and the Port of Houston, the busiest international port in the country, from increasingly frequent and violent storms (no comment). Since the town and world-famous migrant traps of High Island are situated a little off the coast, it's unlikely that this proposed development would destroy the birding habitat there, but it is certainly an extremely serious concern for Bolivar Flats, one of the most important shorebird stopover sites in the Central Flyway. As of this week, the proposed "Ike Dike" is being met with a large amount of public disapproval, especially from local residents of Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula, and the public comment period for its proposed construction has been extended. Even the original designer of the structure, a professor at Texas A&M University, has said that the current design is severely flawed and should be reevaluated both to make it more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. Hopefully this proposal will be reevaluated with local and environmental needs given priority. More information can be found here and in other Houston Chronicle articles:
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Ike-Dike-creator-says-proposed-coastal-13507526.php

As it stands, Bolivar Flats remains one of the best shorebirding spots in the country, and I recommend that everyone birds it (and everywhere else along the east TX coast) as soon and as often as possible.

Alex
New Haven
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Date: 1/8/19 1:33 pm
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Texas
Hi all,

First off, being raised in Houston I'm very glad to see that my home area
is held in such high regard bird wise :) Many people have already mentioned
some truly excellent birding spots in the region (Anahuac NWR, Galveston,
High Island of course), and if anyone is interested in visiting and would
like recommendations I'm more than happy to provide detailed info!

Regarding Paul's mention of the proposed coastal barrier around the mouth
of Galveston Bay, it is indeed a proposed dike/development structure that
would reach from Galveston up the coast to High Island, with the aim of
protecting Galveston & Trinity Bays and the Port of Houston, the busiest
international port in the country, from increasingly frequent and violent
storms (no comment). Since the town and world-famous migrant traps of High
Island are situated a little off the coast, it's unlikely that this
proposed development would destroy the birding habitat there, but it is
certainly an extremely serious concern for Bolivar Flats, one of the most
important shorebird stopover sites in the Central Flyway. As of this week,
the proposed "Ike Dike" is being met with a large amount of public
disapproval, especially from local residents of Galveston and the Bolivar
Peninsula, and the public comment period for its proposed construction has
been extended. Even the original designer of the structure, a professor at
Texas A&M University, has said that the current design is severely flawed
and should be reevaluated both to make it more cost-efficient and
environmentally friendly. Hopefully this proposal will be reevaluated with
local and environmental needs given priority. More information can be found
here and in other Houston Chronicle articles:
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Ike-Dike-creator-says-proposed-coastal-13507526.php

As it stands, Bolivar Flats remains one of the best shorebirding spots in
the country, and I recommend that everyone birds it (and everywhere else
along the east TX coast) as soon and as often as possible.

Alex
New Haven
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Date: 1/8/19 12:06 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DEEP Marine Headquarters/Ferry Landing State Park Highlights
Old Lyme- DEEP Marine Headquarters- Yellow-breasted Chat and male Eastern Towhee continue but skulking in thickets by the Portable toilet,Winter and Marsh Wren,not one but 2 Gray Catbirds together in thickets also.Swamp, White-throated, and American Tree Sparrows also. Good conditions, fairly warm and no wind.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/8/19 11:21 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common/Kam Gull
Stamford it is back sitting at the pull off on Weed Ave on holly pond 2:18 Tom Burke And Gail Benson

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Date: 1/8/19 9:46 am
From: Anthony Zemba via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stamford Mew Gull
You people need to get a job. Just Kidding!!!! Great Bird/Nice Find
Patrick Dugan!
Happy New Year, all!!!!!!
Peace,
-Anthony

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 11:04 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Still at Holly Pond at 11:00, with mob. Many taking photos. This bird is
> probably the KAMCHATKA race of this form of Mew/Common Gull. It’s still
> resting among flock at small pullout lot along Weed Ave, Stamford.
> Nice find, Patrick!
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 8, 2019, at 10:42 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Stamford- Holly Pond- pull off on Weed Avenue at Holly Cove Circle-
> Mew/Common Gull continues as of 10:40.
> >
> > Tina Green
> > with MOB
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Date: 1/8/19 9:44 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Texas
Anahuac NWR is one of my faves. You can’t go wrong with the birding there. You can spend a few hours or a good part of the day there, drive or park and walk around. There is a lot to explore but the main marsh areas are fantastic for water birds. Its a good spot for fulvous whistling ducks etc.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Jan 8, 2019, at 9:17 AM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Many years ago on a Spring visit to Houston, we made a birding sidetrip to
> Galveston, about an hour away. We stayed overnight in Galveston in a hotel
> right on the water where we were awakened at 6 am by Laughing Gulls. We
> birded High Island for landbirds-our first Summer Tanagers, Indigo
> Buntings, Warblers; then on to nearby areas Anahuac for marsh birds and
> overrun with Nutria (perhaps since eliminated) and Bolivar Flats, for shore
> birds, Herons, including Reddish Egrets, Pelicans, and Roseate Spoonbills.
> You can Google Galveston and even Houston for up-to-date places to stay and
> eat. Sorry I can't be more specific. Good luck.
>
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:08 PM Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Hi, all.
>>
>> I’m planning a trip to TX late April and would love to see High Island and
>> environs. I’d appreciate any and all suggestions for good birding
>> locations, places to stay, etc. I can only stay a few days before a
>> conference so I would appreciate any info that can help my focus a bit. 😊
>>
>> Thank you in advance!
>>
>> Jan Hollerbach
>> Fairfield
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 1/8/19 8:51 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford Razorbills
Ship pan Point now- 2 Razorbills sitting on the water

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/8/19 8:26 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Texas


Paul Desjardins
<paul.desjardins2...>
Phone: (860) 623-3696


Concerning High Island and Bolivar Flats, it was recently brought to my attention from a birder friend of mine who resides in Galveston that the U S Army Corps of Engineers is considering construction of a dike that would effectively destroy both areas. Houston Audubon, which owns both areas was not even notified of the plan until the last minute before the news broke out. This is all I know as of right now. Hopefully the plan will not succeed. Otherwise enjoy the areas while there is still time.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/8/19 8:25 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew/Common Gull
11:18 Something came in flushed all the gull off Holly pond. Going to try to relocate the bird now.
Patrick Dugan

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Date: 1/8/19 8:04 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stamford Mew Gull
Still at Holly Pond at 11:00, with mob. Many taking photos. This bird is probably the KAMCHATKA race of this form of Mew/Common Gull. It’s still resting among flock at small pullout lot along Weed Ave, Stamford.
Nice find, Patrick!

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jan 8, 2019, at 10:42 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Stamford- Holly Pond- pull off on Weed Avenue at Holly Cove Circle- Mew/Common Gull continues as of 10:40.
>
> Tina Green
> with MOB
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Date: 1/8/19 7:43 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford Mew Gull
Stamford- Holly Pond- pull off on Weed Avenue at Holly Cove Circle- Mew/Common Gull continues as of 10:40.

Tina Green
with MOB
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Date: 1/8/19 7:02 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canvasback &2 Ringneck ducks
Innovation park pond 246 Goose La Guilford. Ed Haesche Guilford.

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Date: 1/8/19 6:56 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew/Common Gull
Still here Adult
Patrick Dugan
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Date: 1/8/19 6:40 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew/Common Gull
Stamford Holly Pond at pull off on Weed Ave
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 1/8/19 6:17 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Texas
Many years ago on a Spring visit to Houston, we made a birding sidetrip to
Galveston, about an hour away. We stayed overnight in Galveston in a hotel
right on the water where we were awakened at 6 am by Laughing Gulls. We
birded High Island for landbirds-our first Summer Tanagers, Indigo
Buntings, Warblers; then on to nearby areas Anahuac for marsh birds and
overrun with Nutria (perhaps since eliminated) and Bolivar Flats, for shore
birds, Herons, including Reddish Egrets, Pelicans, and Roseate Spoonbills.
You can Google Galveston and even Houston for up-to-date places to stay and
eat. Sorry I can't be more specific. Good luck.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:08 PM Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hi, all.
>
> I’m planning a trip to TX late April and would love to see High Island and
> environs. I’d appreciate any and all suggestions for good birding
> locations, places to stay, etc. I can only stay a few days before a
> conference so I would appreciate any info that can help my focus a bit. 😊
>
> Thank you in advance!
>
> Jan Hollerbach
> Fairfield
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 1/7/19 5:08 pm
From: Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Texas
Hi, all.

I’m planning a trip to TX late April and would love to see High Island and environs. I’d appreciate any and all suggestions for good birding locations, places to stay, etc. I can only stay a few days before a conference so I would appreciate any info that can help my focus a bit. 😊

Thank you in advance!

Jan Hollerbach
Fairfield


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Date: 1/7/19 12:58 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GReater White Fronted Goose
1/7. Country Club of Fairfield - subject bird
Scoped well among a large flock Canadas (and lesser number Brant) from 722 Harbor Rd, Southport. 3:45pm. Too far for a photo attempt.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/7/19 12:48 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raptors Millstone in Waterford
Big birds with sharp bits seen from my office window today included light
morph Rough-legged Hawk, 2 Bald Eagles, and 4 Black Vultures. The eagles
were an adult that was quite annoyed at a third year, chasing it around the
point for several minutes.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 1/7/19 12:08 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
One could also use just the corresponding Atlas block as the location for roosting owls, so long as the suitable habitat in the block isn’t too limited. That should be vague enough, yet still provide useful data for eBird’s purposes. If, however, the roost would still be too easy to find, then I would agree with those who recommend delaying the report.

John Weeks
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Date: 1/7/19 11:23 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill off Moraine, Hammonasset

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Date: 1/7/19 8:31 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mondo Ponds and Milford Harbor
1/7 Milford, Mondo ponds 10-10:30am.
Main pond water was open-1 Great Blue heron, 1 Ring necked duck, 12
mallards, 8 Hooded Mergansers (3 male, 5 female), 4 Blue Jays, 1 Mourning
dove, 1 Cardinal (female). Then I spent a few minutes at Milford Harbor by
Milford Boat Works- 22 Buffleheads, 16 Mallards and 100+ gulls on
docks-mostly Ring billed- and a few Herring gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/7/19 8:02 am
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
If insisting on posting to eBird, the easiest way to do it and protect the
location would be to hide the checklist. This can't be done from the app
yet, only from the website, so I would suggest holding off on submitting
the checklist until you're near a computer if you use the app. The checkbox
can be found on the right hand side of the checklist when open. Then, you
can wait til the end of the season to uncheck the box. Hiding output also
hides it from data collection, but I would not be concerned about that as I
doubt many researchers are pulling data during the wintering season; they
probably wait until after the season is over. This is my typical course of
action if I find a day roost.

Some more notes on hidden checklists: if you hide a checklist for 7 days,
it will not appear on email alerts, yet will show up as a red marker on the
species map. If you hide it for a minimum of 30 days, when unhidden it will
appear blue on the species map, meaning not recent. This can be utilized if
a bird hasn't been seen in a couple days and you feel confident that it has
moved on.

-Matt Bell
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 9:29 AM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Unfortunately by doing it this way, you are still including the Town. Most
> folks can make an educated guess or have learned where the owl roost sites
> are based on town alone. I think the best way is to not even post these
> sightings until the birds have returned North for the breeding season.
> Also, it’s upsetting just how many photos of Day-roosting Owls there are on
> eBird that show the birds to be alarmed or agitated. Can one justify this
> documentation’ for a citizen science program? I think this issue has many
> more layers than we think.
>
> Stefan Martin
> Stratford
>
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 6:49 AM <mresch8702...> wrote:
>
> > An eBird option for posting these day roost sites is to only provide a
> > general location instead the specific site where the birds were seen.
> You
> > can list the "Location" for the checklist only as the town where the
> birds
> > were found instead of the actual site. From there you can add in details
> in
> > the "Comments" field for the checklist, or in the "Details" section for
> > that species, describing that the listed location is not the actual
> > location of the sighting, principally to protect the bird.
> >
> > This approach allows the sighting to still be included in the database of
> > eBird records to understand the distribution of that species, while
> > protecting the bird from over-zealous photographers.
> >
> >
> > Mike Resch
> > www.statebirding.blogspot.com
> > Pepperell, MA
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Shaun Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> > To: Stefan Martin <nafets519...>
> > Cc: ctbirds <ctbirds...>; greg hanisek <
> <ctgregh...>
> > >
> > Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 8:49 pm
> > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
> >
> > I see it every year in my local patch, people trying to get that perfect
> > shot at the expense of the owl. Most everytime I ask where they got the
> > location, it's from Ebird. Couldn't agree more with not reporting owls as
> > they currently roost. Ebird should have all owl reports under sensitive
> > species, with no location. Perhaps saving the reports and submitting them
> > once they have moved back north would be a option for people in the
> > meantime.
> >
> > Shaun Martin
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 5:52 PM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey all,
> > > It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
> > > ‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
> > > approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
> > > reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria.
> > Although
> > > it is important to obtain this data on individual species and
> occurrence,
> > > reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
> > > even death (I’ve seen this happen)..
> > >
> > > What’s the reason for this post?
> > > It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving
> an
> > > individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on
> eBird
> > > over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law
> > enforcement
> > > needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree
> and
> > > removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at
> the
> > > photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
> > > another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say,
> this
> > > bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and
> the
> > > tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’
> > but
> > > unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on
> > these
> > > birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are
> > chased
> > > around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
> > > traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these
> > awesome
> > > birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain
> from
> > > posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists.
> Maybe
> > > Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists
> > in
> > > order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
> > > roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous
> > flushing
> > > and disturbance.. It’s really such a shame that these things happen.
> > >
> > > Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
> > > mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
> > > If you see something, say something...
> > >
> > > Happy Birding,
> > > Stefan Martin
> > > Stratford (for the month)
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Date: 1/7/19 7:31 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
I've seen 3 species of owls in several locations but have never reported
them.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 9:29 AM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Unfortunately by doing it this way, you are still including the Town. Most
> folks can make an educated guess or have learned where the owl roost sites
> are based on town alone. I think the best way is to not even post these
> sightings until the birds have returned North for the breeding season.
> Also, it’s upsetting just how many photos of Day-roosting Owls there are on
> eBird that show the birds to be alarmed or agitated. Can one justify this
> documentation’ for a citizen science program? I think this issue has many
> more layers than we think.
>
> Stefan Martin
> Stratford
>
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 6:49 AM <mresch8702...> wrote:
>
> > An eBird option for posting these day roost sites is to only provide a
> > general location instead the specific site where the birds were seen.
> You
> > can list the "Location" for the checklist only as the town where the
> birds
> > were found instead of the actual site. From there you can add in details
> in
> > the "Comments" field for the checklist, or in the "Details" section for
> > that species, describing that the listed location is not the actual
> > location of the sighting, principally to protect the bird.
> >
> > This approach allows the sighting to still be included in the database of
> > eBird records to understand the distribution of that species, while
> > protecting the bird from over-zealous photographers.
> >
> >
> > Mike Resch
> > www.statebirding.blogspot.com
> > Pepperell, MA
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Shaun Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> > To: Stefan Martin <nafets519...>
> > Cc: ctbirds <ctbirds...>; greg hanisek <
> <ctgregh...>
> > >
> > Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 8:49 pm
> > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
> >
> > I see it every year in my local patch, people trying to get that perfect
> > shot at the expense of the owl. Most everytime I ask where they got the
> > location, it's from Ebird. Couldn't agree more with not reporting owls as
> > they currently roost. Ebird should have all owl reports under sensitive
> > species, with no location. Perhaps saving the reports and submitting them
> > once they have moved back north would be a option for people in the
> > meantime.
> >
> > Shaun Martin
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 5:52 PM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey all,
> > > It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
> > > ‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
> > > approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
> > > reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria.
> > Although
> > > it is important to obtain this data on individual species and
> occurrence,
> > > reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
> > > even death (I’ve seen this happen)..
> > >
> > > What’s the reason for this post?
> > > It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving
> an
> > > individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on
> eBird
> > > over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law
> > enforcement
> > > needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree
> and
> > > removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at
> the
> > > photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
> > > another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say,
> this
> > > bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and
> the
> > > tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’
> > but
> > > unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on
> > these
> > > birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are
> > chased
> > > around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
> > > traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these
> > awesome
> > > birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain
> from
> > > posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists.
> Maybe
> > > Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists
> > in
> > > order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
> > > roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous
> > flushing
> > > and disturbance.. It’s really such a shame that these things happen.
> > >
> > > Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
> > > mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
> > > If you see something, say something...
> > >
> > > Happy Birding,
> > > Stefan Martin
> > > Stratford (for the month)
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association
> (COA)
> > > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
> > > For subscription information visit
> > >
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> >
> > >
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> >
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Date: 1/7/19 6:29 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
Unfortunately by doing it this way, you are still including the Town. Most
folks can make an educated guess or have learned where the owl roost sites
are based on town alone. I think the best way is to not even post these
sightings until the birds have returned North for the breeding season.
Also, it’s upsetting just how many photos of Day-roosting Owls there are on
eBird that show the birds to be alarmed or agitated. Can one justify this
documentation’ for a citizen science program? I think this issue has many
more layers than we think.

Stefan Martin
Stratford

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 6:49 AM <mresch8702...> wrote:

> An eBird option for posting these day roost sites is to only provide a
> general location instead the specific site where the birds were seen. You
> can list the "Location" for the checklist only as the town where the birds
> were found instead of the actual site. From there you can add in details in
> the "Comments" field for the checklist, or in the "Details" section for
> that species, describing that the listed location is not the actual
> location of the sighting, principally to protect the bird.
>
> This approach allows the sighting to still be included in the database of
> eBird records to understand the distribution of that species, while
> protecting the bird from over-zealous photographers.
>
>
> Mike Resch
> www.statebirding.blogspot.com
> Pepperell, MA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shaun Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> To: Stefan Martin <nafets519...>
> Cc: ctbirds <ctbirds...>; greg hanisek <ctgregh...>
> >
> Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 8:49 pm
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
>
> I see it every year in my local patch, people trying to get that perfect
> shot at the expense of the owl. Most everytime I ask where they got the
> location, it's from Ebird. Couldn't agree more with not reporting owls as
> they currently roost. Ebird should have all owl reports under sensitive
> species, with no location. Perhaps saving the reports and submitting them
> once they have moved back north would be a option for people in the
> meantime.
>
> Shaun Martin
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 5:52 PM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > Hey all,
> > It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
> > ‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
> > approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
> > reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria.
> Although
> > it is important to obtain this data on individual species and occurrence,
> > reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
> > even death (I’ve seen this happen)..
> >
> > What’s the reason for this post?
> > It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving an
> > individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on eBird
> > over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law
> enforcement
> > needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree and
> > removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at the
> > photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
> > another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say, this
> > bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and the
> > tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’
> but
> > unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on
> these
> > birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are
> chased
> > around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
> > traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these
> awesome
> > birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain from
> > posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists. Maybe
> > Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists
> in
> > order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
> > roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous
> flushing
> > and disturbance.. It’s really such a shame that these things happen.
> >
> > Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
> > mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
> > If you see something, say something...
> >
> > Happy Birding,
> > Stefan Martin
> > Stratford (for the month)
> > _______________________________________________
> > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)
> > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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> >
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Date: 1/7/19 5:28 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and E bird- a word of caution


Paul Desjardins
<paul.desjardins2...>
Phone: (860) 623-3696


Regarding the disturbance of owls there is a more sinister situation that unfortunately arises. When Norm Smith gave his presentation about Snowy Owls to Hartford Audubon recently he mentioned that some of the owls they were tracking had been shot. In this day and age it is disheartening to realize that this is still going on. To report wildlife violations call 800 842 4357

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/7/19 4:51 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
An eBird option for posting these day roost sites is to only provide a general location instead the specific site where the birds were seen.  You can list the "Location" for the checklist only as the town where the birds were found instead of the actual site. From there you can add in details in the "Comments" field for the checklist, or in the "Details" section for that species, describing that the listed location is not the actual location of the sighting, principally to protect the bird.  
This approach allows the sighting to still be included in the database of eBird records to understand the distribution of that species, while protecting the bird from over-zealous photographers.


Mike Reschwww.statebirding.blogspot.comPepperell, MA
-----Original Message-----
From: Shaun Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: Stefan Martin <nafets519...>
Cc: ctbirds <ctbirds...>; greg hanisek <ctgregh...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 8:49 pm
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution

I see it every year in my local patch, people trying to get that perfect
shot at the expense of the owl. Most everytime I ask where they got the
location, it's from Ebird. Couldn't agree more with not reporting owls as
they currently roost. Ebird should have all owl reports under sensitive
species, with no location. Perhaps saving the reports and submitting them
once they have moved back north would be a option for people in the
meantime.

Shaun Martin


On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 5:52 PM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hey all,
> It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
> ‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
> approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
> reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria. Although
> it is important to obtain this data on individual species and occurrence,
> reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
> even death (I’ve seen this happen)..
>
> What’s the reason for this post?
> It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving an
> individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on eBird
> over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law enforcement
> needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree and
> removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at the
> photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
> another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say, this
> bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and the
> tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’ but
> unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on these
> birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are chased
> around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
> traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these awesome
> birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain from
> posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists. Maybe
> Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists in
> order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
> roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous flushing
> and disturbance..  It’s really such a shame that these things happen.
>
> Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
> mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
> If you see something, say something...
>
> Happy Birding,
> Stefan Martin
> Stratford (for the month)
> _______________________________________________
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> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
> For subscription information visit
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Date: 1/6/19 5:49 pm
From: Shaun Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
I see it every year in my local patch, people trying to get that perfect
shot at the expense of the owl. Most everytime I ask where they got the
location, it's from Ebird. Couldn't agree more with not reporting owls as
they currently roost. Ebird should have all owl reports under sensitive
species, with no location. Perhaps saving the reports and submitting them
once they have moved back north would be a option for people in the
meantime.

Shaun Martin


On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 5:52 PM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hey all,
> It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
> ‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
> approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
> reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria. Although
> it is important to obtain this data on individual species and occurrence,
> reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
> even death (I’ve seen this happen)..
>
> What’s the reason for this post?
> It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving an
> individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on eBird
> over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law enforcement
> needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree and
> removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at the
> photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
> another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say, this
> bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and the
> tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’ but
> unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on these
> birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are chased
> around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
> traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these awesome
> birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain from
> posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists. Maybe
> Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists in
> order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
> roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous flushing
> and disturbance.. It’s really such a shame that these things happen.
>
> Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
> mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
> If you see something, say something...
>
> Happy Birding,
> Stefan Martin
> Stratford (for the month)
> _______________________________________________
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Date: 1/6/19 5:33 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven area
Hi all, a few highlights from an afternoon run along the coast today.

New Haven, Long Wharf - LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (4th cycle), drake
CANVASBACK with scaup flock
West Haven, St. John's By-the-Sea - 2 RAZORBILLS diving fairly close to
shore

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com
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Date: 1/6/19 5:03 pm
From: Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
Thank you!

On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 7:52 PM Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hey all,
> It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
> ‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
> approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
> reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria. Although
> it is important to obtain this data on individual species and occurrence,
> reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
> even death (I’ve seen this happen)..
>
> What’s the reason for this post?
> It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving an
> individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on eBird
> over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law enforcement
> needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree and
> removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at the
> photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
> another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say, this
> bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and the
> tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’ but
> unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on these
> birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are chased
> around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
> traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these awesome
> birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain from
> posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists. Maybe
> Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists in
> order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
> roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous flushing
> and disturbance.. It’s really such a shame that these things happen.
>
> Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
> mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
> If you see something, say something...
>
> Happy Birding,
> Stefan Martin
> Stratford (for the month)
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Owner, Horizon Wings
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Date: 1/6/19 4:52 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Owls and eBird- A word of caution
Hey all,
It seems that every winter there is an incident (or many) involving
‘Day-roosting Owls’ (I.e. Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls) and unethical
approach or behavior. While the guidelines for this listserv prohibit
reporting these species, eBird does not follow the same criteria. Although
it is important to obtain this data on individual species and occurrence,
reports of Owls on eBird lead to unnecessary disturbance and sometimes,
even death (I’ve seen this happen)..

What’s the reason for this post?
It was brought to my attention that there was a recent issue involving an
individual and a specific bird that had been regularly reported on eBird
over the past few weeks which escalated to the point where law enforcement
needed to be called. The individual (photographer) was shaking a tree and
removing/snapping branches by hand in order to get the Owl to look at the
photographer for the ‘perfect shot’.. The individual was confronted by
another birder and became a scene rather quickly.. Needless to say, this
bird which had been around for weeks now, has abandoned the roost and the
tree was essentially destroyed. I’m not a fan of being the ‘Owl-Police’ but
unfortunately, people do not think about the risk they are putting on these
birds in the field or online. I know for a fact that these birds are chased
around every year based on current eBird reports with photographers
traveling from surrounding states for a chance to photograph these awesome
birds. So with this being said, I strongly urge everyone to refrain from
posting Owls to eBird or hiding these species from your checklists. Maybe
Greg has some thoughts or suggestions on this or how you can edit lists in
order to hide these sensitive species.. There have been other reliable
roosting locations that do not exist anymore because of continuous flushing
and disturbance.. It’s really such a shame that these things happen.

Anyway, please keep this in mind in the future and please be sure to
mention something to those you see using unethical approach.
If you see something, say something...

Happy Birding,
Stefan Martin
Stratford (for the month)
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Date: 1/6/19 4:23 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Menunkatuck again
And a drake Canvasback on Inovation Park Pond off of Goose Lane Guilford. My favorite duck how could I forget that one? Tom Kelly Guilford
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Date: 1/6/19 4:15 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Menukatuck Auduon CBC
We had our 4th. annual CBC on Saturday. Lousy weather but a good time anyways. Some highlights: Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Purple Sandpipers and 2 Razorbill! More to come. Tom Kelly Guilford 
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Date: 1/6/19 3:46 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrine and brant in New Haven Harbor
Saw a peregrine falcon on the mudflats in New Haven Harbor off Long Wharf Drive, plus two brant this afternoon. This makes a third year when that's where I've seen peregrines in January -- each time on the mudflats!


Sarah Faulkner

Collinsville
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Date: 1/6/19 3:42 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven Peregrine and brant
Saw a peregrine falcon on the mudflats in New Haven Harbor off Long Wharf Drive, plus two brant this afternoon. This makes a third year when that's where I've seen peregrines in January -- each time on the mudflats!


Sarah Faulkner

Collinsville
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Date: 1/6/19 2:46 pm
From: Alec Wiggin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 14 Acre Pond, Norwalk 1:00pm
Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Eurasian Wigeon,
Ring-Necked, Gadwall, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Black Duck.

Sent from my iPad

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Date: 1/6/19 11:33 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat

Lyme, Old Lyme, DEP Marins HQ, near port o port and walkway to train tracks, sometimes with Waxings. Seen at 2:20 and sporadically for ten minutes.
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Date: 1/6/19 11:11 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Westport BTG-type Warbler follow up?
I was there this morning with a good handful of birders. No luck refinding
my bird, but hopefully it will stick around.

We had the Cape May, both kinglets, and a Marsh Wren.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield

On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 2:05 PM Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <
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> Just curious if anyone went to check Gorham Island in Westport to follow up
> on Aidan Kiley's report of a 'Black-Throated Green Type' Warbler yesterday
> morning. Given the possibility of that certain other warbler which starts
> with T I hope that place will still be checked regularly in the days to
> come. Stefan Martin and I birded there Saturday afternoon but only found
> the Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. Two Greater Yellowlegs were in the marsh channel
> however, not a bad January bird.
>
> -Ryan MacLean
> Audubon Greenwich
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Date: 1/6/19 11:05 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport BTG-type Warbler follow up?
Just curious if anyone went to check Gorham Island in Westport to follow up
on Aidan Kiley's report of a 'Black-Throated Green Type' Warbler yesterday
morning. Given the possibility of that certain other warbler which starts
with T I hope that place will still be checked regularly in the days to
come. Stefan Martin and I birded there Saturday afternoon but only found
the Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. Two Greater Yellowlegs were in the marsh channel
however, not a bad January bird.

-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich
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Date: 1/6/19 10:22 am
From: Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broadbrook Mill Pond
Two snow geese and two greater white fronted geese at 120 PM

Steph Stewart
Vernon Ct

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Date: 1/6/19 8:37 am
From: Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Catbird
Hamden, The Fat Robin Wild Bird Shop
Still have a Gray Catbird hanging out behind our shop, The Fat Robin in Hamden.  Been here a while.

Jim and Carol

The Fat Robin Wild Bird and Nature Shop
3000 Whitney Ave.  Hamden, CT 06518
www.fatrobin.com
203-248-7068
Toll Free U.S.  1-866-Fat-Robin 

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Date: 1/6/19 7:35 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon, Norwalk
At 14 Acre Pond, in main pond area, near house with kayaks.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield
With Tina Green, Dave Alpeter, & Mark Aronson

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Date: 1/6/19 7:12 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London King Eider
King Eider continues at the extreme east end of the Ocean Beach in front of the private houses.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 1/6/19 7:01 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London razorbills
Jannie Shapiro
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Date: 1/6/19 7:01 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills
Pequot ave near lighthouse
3 razorbills now swimming away from shore
Jannie Shapiro cromwell
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Date: 1/6/19 5:23 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] New Jersey Black Phoebe


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To add to John’s comments about the New Jersey Black Phoebe this would be the most easterly record ever for the species. Until now the most easterly records had been in Iowa and Florida.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/5/19 10:48 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Jersey - Black Phoebe
A Black Phoebe has been present at Hainsville WMA on 1/4 and 1/5. This is a
very interesting record of a species with no real history of vagrancy in
the east. Further info is available on the NJ list and E-bird.

- John Oshlick
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Date: 1/5/19 3:36 pm
From: Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Barrows
Once again there is no public parking or standing at Point Road (or any of the streets in Cornfield ), where the Barrows and Razorbill was reported today. There is a spot in the public access area for one or 2 cars  at the  end of Uncas Rd as you cross straight over West Shore Drive. Please do not drive too far onto the lawn.This is only about 100-150 feet west of Point Road and provides the same views or better of where the Barrows has been seen recently.
On our CBC last Sunday we had a great look at a 1st year male Common Eider eating crabs from the public parking area at the end of Hartlands Drive. You can also park there and walk a couple of blocks to see the Barrows.
Thanks, I would hate to see all access in Cornfield closed.
 John Ogren

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Date: 1/5/19 3:15 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Great Egret
1/5/19 Originally sent 1:34 pm, -cell phone issue.

Warehouse Pond blind. Great Egret sitting in the Heron tree.

Pics. Maybe Jeri's bird from Rocky Neck.

Mike Warner

Wilton CT.



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Date: 1/5/19 2:38 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
That is great, Vin.
Please let us know what you find.
I doubt that I will be on that Jan.27 trip.
Best,
Tom



On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 5:31 PM railvin <railvin7...> wrote:

> Larry, thanks for the description of the activities. I just reserved a
> space on the Sunday JANUARY 27 trip.
>
> coming North from Florida for a week of winter birding in Connecticut.
>
> Vin Gallogly
>
> > On Jan 5, 2019, at 3:11 PM, Larry via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Tom,
> >
> > I have been on the Spirit of the Sound a number of times for their winter
> > seal cruise, it's a pretty good trip, they slowly go out the harbor, do a
> > small plankton tow in the harbor then slowly travel west to and around
> > Green's Legge Light, then east past the south side of the islands from
> > Sheffield, Shea, Copps and then round Goose and Pecks Ledge Light on back
> > west past the north side of a few islands on back to port. The go slow
> the
> > whole trip and stop often to view seals
> > Seabirding is very good, with birds all the way, and as long as the
> weather
> > is calm, scopes are usable, since the boat is very steady, I'd certainly
> > recommend the trip, they have limited tickets (about 30) and sell out
> fast.
> > I usually go a few times each winter, but they have had a number of
> > cancelled trips due to weather, mostly wind.
> > Let me know when your going, I'll hop on board
> >
> > Larry Flynn
> > Norwalk.
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 1:47 PM Thomas Robben via CTBirds <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> >> We are considering going birding on the research vessel "Spirit of the
> >> Sound" from the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.
> >>
> >> If anyone has any experience with that ship, and birding from it, please
> >> let me know (its pros and cons) by email. Thank you.
> >>
> >> Tom Robben
> >> robben99 AT gmail.com
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Date: 1/5/19 2:32 pm
From: railvin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
Larry, thanks for the description of the activities. I just reserved a space on the Sunday JANUARY 27 trip.

coming North from Florida for a week of winter birding in Connecticut.

Vin Gallogly

> On Jan 5, 2019, at 3:11 PM, Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Tom,
>
> I have been on the Spirit of the Sound a number of times for their winter
> seal cruise, it's a pretty good trip, they slowly go out the harbor, do a
> small plankton tow in the harbor then slowly travel west to and around
> Green's Legge Light, then east past the south side of the islands from
> Sheffield, Shea, Copps and then round Goose and Pecks Ledge Light on back
> west past the north side of a few islands on back to port. The go slow the
> whole trip and stop often to view seals
> Seabirding is very good, with birds all the way, and as long as the weather
> is calm, scopes are usable, since the boat is very steady, I'd certainly
> recommend the trip, they have limited tickets (about 30) and sell out fast.
> I usually go a few times each winter, but they have had a number of
> cancelled trips due to weather, mostly wind.
> Let me know when your going, I'll hop on board
>
> Larry Flynn
> Norwalk.
>
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 1:47 PM Thomas Robben via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> We are considering going birding on the research vessel "Spirit of the
>> Sound" from the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.
>>
>> If anyone has any experience with that ship, and birding from it, please
>> let me know (its pros and cons) by email. Thank you.
>>
>> Tom Robben
>> robben99 AT gmail.com
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Date: 1/5/19 2:17 pm
From: Kevin Burgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose: Farmington River in Collinsville
From Kevin Burgio:

1/5/19 - Collinsville - Farmington River at intersection of Maple Ave,
River Rd, and Bridge St - 1 white adult SNOW GOOSE mixed in with a flock of
40+ Canada Geese.

Kevin
New Britain
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Date: 1/5/19 12:44 pm
From: Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] snow goose Collinsville
There is currently a snow goose (white phase) on the river in Collinsville
with a flock of Canada's by the island. Pics available.

Rebecca Schwartz
Collinsville
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Date: 1/5/19 12:12 pm
From: Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
Hi Tom,

I have been on the Spirit of the Sound a number of times for their winter
seal cruise, it's a pretty good trip, they slowly go out the harbor, do a
small plankton tow in the harbor then slowly travel west to and around
Green's Legge Light, then east past the south side of the islands from
Sheffield, Shea, Copps and then round Goose and Pecks Ledge Light on back
west past the north side of a few islands on back to port. The go slow the
whole trip and stop often to view seals
Seabirding is very good, with birds all the way, and as long as the weather
is calm, scopes are usable, since the boat is very steady, I'd certainly
recommend the trip, they have limited tickets (about 30) and sell out fast.
I usually go a few times each winter, but they have had a number of
cancelled trips due to weather, mostly wind.
Let me know when your going, I'll hop on board

Larry Flynn
Norwalk.

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 1:47 PM Thomas Robben via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> We are considering going birding on the research vessel "Spirit of the
> Sound" from the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.
>
> If anyone has any experience with that ship, and birding from it, please
> let me know (its pros and cons) by email. Thank you.
>
> Tom Robben
> robben99 AT gmail.com
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Date: 1/5/19 12:00 pm
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow goose, Collinsville
White morph on the river with a flock of about 40 Canada geese - 2.50pm.

Gillian Smits, Avon

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Date: 1/5/19 10:48 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] birding on the Norwalk Aquarium's new ship
We are considering going birding on the research vessel "Spirit of the
Sound" from the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.

If anyone has any experience with that ship, and birding from it, please
let me know (its pros and cons) by email. Thank you.

Tom Robben
robben99 AT gmail.com
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Date: 1/5/19 10:21 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill Old Saybrook
1/5, 1:00 - Old Saybrook, Cornfield Point viewing area at end of Pratt Rd - 1 Razorbill on water closer to the actual Point. It’s now about 1:20 and hasn’t been seen since 1:00.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 1/5/19 9:49 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gorham Island Warblers
Cape May continues at Gorham Island in the same spot Tina mentioned. Also
of note at 12:00, I had brief looks at a BT Green type Warbler with 2
Yellow-rumped on the SW side of the building, above the parking lot. I had
one brief, poor look, ran back to get my camera, and they were gone.
Haven't refound since. Nothing I observed could definitively confirm or
rule out BT Green. Hopefully it sticks around. I can only hope it turns out
to be a Townsend's...

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 1/5/19 9:23 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye Old Saybrook
1/5, 12:10 - Old Saybrook, 1 Point Rd - male Barrow’s Goldeneye with 6 Commons

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 1/5/19 8:57 am
From: LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thank You
Thanks to all of you who responded to my inquiry about spotting scopes!

Dana Laird

PS: I have the worst photo ever of the Great Black Hawk in Portland, Maine. But I saw it! A fellow who had driven from Arkansas let me take a peak through his scope. The weather was like today's.
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Date: 1/5/19 8:51 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur Old Saybrook
1/5, 11:45 - Old Saybrook, Harbor One Marina - 1 Lapland Longspur in with 11 Horned Larks near picnic tables in grass

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 1/5/19 8:20 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cape May Warbler continues
Westport- One Gorham Island-
a very wet Cape May Warbler continues along with one Golden-crowned Kinglet. They were feeding in a white pine at the SW corner of the gold building when I arrived. Also a Swamp Sparrow in the reeds and thickets at the NE corner of the building.I did not see or hear any other warblers or kinglets during my quick visit in the rain.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/5/19 7:47 am
From: Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owl
Years of starring into the woods while my husband drives finally paid off, barred owl along I291. Near Manchester.

Steph Stewart
Vernon, CT

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Date: 1/4/19 5:26 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Crow Gathering


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While watching the channel 30 meteorologist giving the weather report on location in Waterbury this morning I could hear a bunch of crows in the background. When he came back on a second time his co worker Bob Maxon noticed the noise the crows were making and asked the cameraman to showcase the crows which he did. Seems the weather team selected a site to broadcast near a crow roost. Very entertaining!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/4/19 5:22 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Today’s birding highlights
For those doing a Big January and don’t use eBird:
Elys Ferry Road-Lyme- Virginia Rail,Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird

DEEP Marine Headquarters- Ferry Landing Park- Old Lyme-
Winter Wren, Cedar Waxwings

Eastern Point -Groton- Purple Sandpipers,Snow Buntings, Horned Larks

Smith Neck Road Boat Launch- Old Lyme- Eastern Meadowlark

Pequot Avenue in front of Jerome Avenue- New London-
male King Eider

Tina Green with Sara Zagorski
Westport, Wethersfield

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Date: 1/4/19 4:34 pm
From: Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indigo Bunting - Wallingford Yard
First seen very briefly on New Year’s Day and then confirmed today briefly foraging on ground around feeders and brush pile.
Female type and very skittish.
No photos yet - hopefully tomorrow.
Have not had extended views to scrutinize for Lazuli or Varied Bunting though that of course would be extremely rare and highly unlikely (wishful thinking!).

Jason Rieger
Wallingford

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Date: 1/4/19 3:53 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Scope
Hello Dana...if you're looking for entry level but still a quality scope look up the Kowa TSN663. I bought mine at The Fat Robin years ago but now see they don't have Kowa anymore. The day I bought that scope I also bought a pair of Vortex Viper bins. If they had Vortex scopes I would have purchased the Vortex Diamondback scope which appears to be the same price point of my Kowa scope.
Before spring I will upgrade my bins to a pair of the new Vortex Razor.
Joe in North Madison somewhere.

On Friday, January 4, 2019, 5:47:46 PM EST, SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I love my Vortex scope, which I got at the Fat Robin.  Reliable, easy to use and carries the full warranty of Vortex.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

> On January 4, 2019 at 11:12 AM LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> I think it's time for me to get a spotting scope, so I would like to pick your brains for suggestions.
>
> Thank you in advance,
>
> Dana Laird
>
> PS: I was pacing a Great Blue Heron last even as I drove along Holly Pond in Stamford.
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Date: 1/4/19 2:47 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Scope
I love my Vortex scope, which I got at the Fat Robin. Reliable, easy to use and carries the full warranty of Vortex.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

> On January 4, 2019 at 11:12 AM LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> I think it's time for me to get a spotting scope, so I would like to pick your brains for suggestions.
>
> Thank you in advance,
>
> Dana Laird
>
> PS: I was pacing a Great Blue Heron last even as I drove along Holly Pond in Stamford.
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Date: 1/4/19 2:28 pm
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pied Billed Grebe, Greenwich

For you "big January" folks who may be interested, there's a Pied-billed Grebe in Bruce Park, Greenwich. I've seen it as a drive-by the last few days but unable to confirm the ID until today. It's been in the pond next to the tennis courts.

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Date: 1/4/19 2:00 pm
From: Penniman, Clayton \(Biology\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King eider
Off Pequot Avenue just north of New London light with small flock of common eiders. Around 4:15.

Chris & Clayton Penniman, Old Lyme

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Date: 1/4/19 1:35 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartland


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon while hiking Hall Road I flushed a Ruffed Grouse. Unfortunately, I just heard the whir of the wings. Darn!
B T W the Hartland/Barkhamsted area was nearly devoid of passerines.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 1/4/19 10:48 am
From: Bruce Webber via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Male king eider
Now on Pequot Ave across from Jerome.

Bruce Webber
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Date: 1/4/19 10:45 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird
1:35, Storrs, lot W at UCONN , flock has disappeared to the west.

Mark Danforth
Tolland

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Date: 1/4/19 10:27 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs, Yellow headed Blackbird
Now at cornfield next to lot W. With cowbirds and starlings. Flock is moving around a lot.

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Date: 1/4/19 9:23 am
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Science Friday doing CBC segment today
The wonderful weekly radio program, Science Friday, will be doing their annual segment on the Christmas Bird Count this afternoon. The program can be heard on many NPR stations and starts at 2PM. After the fact it can be heard anytime in the SciFri archives at: sciencefriday.com

Happy New Year,
Jim Dugan
New Milford
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Date: 1/4/19 9:21 am
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald eagle, Collinsville
There was a bald eagle (adult) in one of the trees over the Farmington river, far side, in Collinsville this morning. It stayed in the tree for about 45 minutes before flying off and then I saw it flying overhead near the flower bridge as I was driving. Such a lovely sight to see!

Gillian Smits, Avon
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Date: 1/4/19 9:06 am
From: Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding in Ct-Frank Gallo
There is another opportunity to hear Frank Gallo speak about his new book “Birding in Ct.”
It will be at Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Park, January 26th at 2 pm
The event is free, but space is limited…register at julia.com
This book is a wonderful addition to any birder’s collection, new or experienced birder,
Books will be for sale at the event.
Lorrie Shaw
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Date: 1/4/19 8:48 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Storrs
Just sighted at Horsebarn Hill in large flock of Starlings and Cowbirds. Tough to find, as flock is moving around a lot, but good patch of yellow at top of breast. Currently near northerly intersection of Horsebarn Hill Rd and Route 195.

Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 1/4/19 8:34 am
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1/4/19 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- RED-NECKED GREBE
This morning Steve Bird and I took a 4 mile walk around Lake
Saltonstall. At the north end of lake was a mixed flock of ducks
including Hooded Mergansers, Gadwalls, female Scaup, and a few others.
Further down along the lake trail (about half way between the north end
and the fishing docks) there was a Red-necked Grebe out in the middle of
the late (by itself). Other notable sightings included 5+ Field
Sparrows in the power line trail and vocalizing Carolina and Winter
Wrens.

A Regional Water Authority permit is required to access this property.
Info at: https://www.rwater.com/recreation
The upper parking lot on Hosley Avenue (400 Hosley) is closed as there
is a mountain of stone being stored there for the construction project
on nearby Snake Hill. A sign says "Construction Area" keep out. FYI.

Gina Nichol & Steve Bird
Branford, CT



Gina Beebe Nichol
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Date: 1/4/19 8:12 am
From: LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scope
Happy New Year!

I think it's time for me to get a spotting scope, so I would like to pick your brains for suggestions.

Thank you in advance,

Dana Laird

PS: I was pacing a Great Blue Heron last even as I drove along Holly Pond in Stamford.
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Date: 1/4/19 6:43 am
From: Felix Sangari via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lesser scaup and ring-necked duck in northern Spain..
Happy New Year to everybody, in the first place.
Stilll missing you... anyway, the last week we have had a few North America visitor in Northern Spain, a lesser scaup in Santoña (https://goo.gl/maps/UkaY2GwtGoz), and a few ring-necked ducks, also in Santoña and in Asturias... Lesser scaup is seen more and more often in Europe in these last years, mostly in northen Great Britain, and in winter, but also in spring.. In my birding group we were discussing how these birds arrive here. Is it more easy in winter? Could the birds seen in spring being winter migrants to southern Europe that are going north in spring? I know that some of you have great knowledge of weather fronts, air currents, migration patterns, etc, and we have seen anything explicit about it, so every bit of information (that includes wild thoughts and hypothesis) will be welcome.
Best,
Félix J. SangariSantander, Spain..
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Date: 1/4/19 1:01 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Good birding!
Greg,
Happy Birthday 🎉🎂!
Hope you have a great day and find that Townsend’s Warbler😁

Best wishes,
Tina
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Date: 1/3/19 1:41 pm
From: icloud via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider - Pleasure Beach Boat Launch - Waterford
Adult male feeding around rocks just to the right of the ramp.  About 1:45 pm today.

Tim Riley
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Date: 1/3/19 1:10 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oops!


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

The exact location of my sightings was Mill Pond.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 1/3/19 12:58 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad Brook


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This afternoon seen with probably 4,000 Canada Geese 2 Snow geese and a hen Common Goldeneye (rare here) Also an adult Peregrine Falcon.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 1/3/19 12:15 pm
From: Jan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole, Old Saybrook yard
The female Baltimore Oriole that has been here since 12/24 continues. We put out dried cranberries and grape jelly for her, which she seems to like.

Jan and Jim Sherwonit
Old Saybrook


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Which she seems to like.
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Date: 1/3/19 10:33 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird Continues
Seen off and on from 12:30 to 1:30 in a flock of 200-300 Cowbirds. Flock is flying around in the grassy fields just east of the red barns on Horsebarn Hill Rd.  
Mike ReschWww.statebirding.blogspot.comPepperell, MA
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Date: 1/3/19 10:27 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dead Barred Owl
On my way to Middletown this morning I saw what appeared to be a dead
Barred Owl on the right shoulder of 91 southbound not far from the entrance
ramp from Route 3 in Glastonbury. I know there has been a lot of chatter
about the presence of so many Barred Owls this year and wondered if anyone
was doing necropsies. I did not have time to turn around and try to
collect it, but someone close by might want to.
A sad way to see an owl.

--
The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
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“For a lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us everyday.”
―Evelyn Underhill, *Mysticism: a Study in the Nature & Development of
Spiritual Consciousness*
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Date: 1/3/19 10:06 am
From: Bruce Stevenson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] King Eider
Ocean Beach Park is where?

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:38 PM Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
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> Continues Ocean Beach Park west end on rocks. Ed HaescheGuilford
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Date: 1/3/19 9:38 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider

Continues Ocean Beach Park west end on rocks. Ed HaescheGuilford
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Date: 1/3/19 9:25 am
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gorham Island warblers
Just wanted to say the Cape May, Orange-crowned and at least one Yellow-rumped Warbler were still at Gorham Island this am.  They were in a large cedar on the south side of the parking lot.  They gave wonderful views.  Unfortunately I also found a dead House Finch under same tree in the lot.  When I first saw it my heart jumped a beat thinking it was the Cape May.  Still sad.  Thanks much to Tina for the help.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
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Date: 1/3/19 8:55 am
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mini-Grants Hartford Audubon
Hartford Audubon 2019 Mini-Grants are due by January 31st.

Hartford Audubon Society's (HAS) mini-grants is to help fund and support
initiatives within the state of Connecticut, and especially within the
Hartford County area, which specifically benefit the avian wildlife in our
state.

Applications and additional information is available at:

www.hartfordaudubon.org <http://www.hartfordaudubon.org>

go to About US dropdown.

Send your application to <Hartfordaudubon...>
<mailto:<Hartfordaudubon...> with "mini-grant" in subject line.



Sincerely,

Maggie Peretto

Hartford Audubon president

Manchester, CT

Make every moment stupendous.



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Date: 1/3/19 8:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Bittern, Meadowlark
1/2. Milford, Silver Sands State Park - Meadow south of overflow parking (“sparrow lanes”) - AMERICAN BITTERN flushed and flew high to the east; a bright (probably) EASTERN MEADOWLARK. Photos of both birds, but initial images of latter suggested a possible WESTERN MEADOWLARK. Subsequent photos being studied by experts.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/3/19 8:08 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Warblers continue
Westport- Gorham Island- park in Parker Harding plaza as there is no parking on Gorham Island during the week- Cape May, Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet continue along south side of building. Listen for the Yellow-rumped chip and watch for movement in all trees in lot and near the gold building

Tina Green
with Greg Hanisek and Bill Banks
Westport, Waterbury,Seymour
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Date: 1/3/19 8:04 am
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAS Members meeting/ Paul Cianfaglione
Hartford Audubon Members Meeting

All are welcome and free of charge.

Tuesday, January 8th

Social at 7 pm

Meeting at 7:30 pm

Place: St James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave. West Hartford.



Speaker: Paul Cianfaglione

Hitchcock's Primeval Birds.

Rev. Edward Hitchcock was one of America's first dedicated dinosaur
paleontologist.

To him, the fossil tracks in the CT Valley were the marks of prehistoric
birds.

Come hear the story.



Maggie Peretto

Hartford Audubon president

Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/3/19 7:36 am
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Patrick Comins at Wood Library South Windsor
Celebrating Hartford Audubon Society 110th Anniversary!

Please, come join us in celebration.



Date: Saturday, January 12th

Time: 11 a.m.

Speaker: Patrick Comins. "The Hobby of birding"

Place: Wood Memorial Library & Museum

783 Main Street

South Windsor, CT



8:00 am - 10:30 bird walk with experienced birder Paul Desjardins at Vibert
road.

Meet us at the library.



Looking forward to seeing you.



Maggie Peretto

Hartford Audubon president

Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/3/19 7:24 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Any updates on yellow headed blackbird?
Any positive or negative updates on yellow headed blackbird up at storrs
today?

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/3/19 7:00 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harlequin. Razorbills
1/3 Stamford Shippan Pt end of Shippan Ave. 1 female Harlequin Duck of Shippan Ave then the end of Stamford Ave. 15 Razorbills 1,2,4,2,5,1. 3 flying east. 2 flying west. 10 on the water. 1 Razorbill off Cove Island Park.
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 1/3/19 6:15 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rough-legged Hawk New Haven harbor
9/3/19 - Rough-legged hawk flew across New Haven harbor from SE to NW about 9 am
Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Date: 1/3/19 5:49 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Razorbills
Sherwood Island SP- scoped from east beach , 2 Razorbills together sitting in the water, Lesser Black-backed Gull on the water with the Goldeneye flock.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/3/19 4:35 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Snowy Owl
Westport- Cockenoe Island Tern bar- scoped from Compo Beach- Snowy Owl at the north end of the sand spit

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/2/19 6:08 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bill Burt Talk Thursday, January 3

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 7:00 PM

"Rare and Elusive Birds of North America"
Speaker: William Burt, Wildlife Photographer

Program Location: Old Lyme Town Hall
52 Lyme St., Old Lyme

For 16 years, William Burt pursued a stubborn mission: to find and photograph all 20 of the continent´s least known and least seen birds. He spent weeks in the field at a time, employing his own hand-built equipment and often visiting sites repeatedly, year after year in certain cases - sometimes in the middle of the night - to get the picture he was after. The result: his 2001 book (Rizzoli/Universe), and museum exhibition, Rare & Elusive Birds of North America.

Through this presentation the audience will journey to the marshes, plains and prairies, swamps and woodlands, in search of the rails and bitterns, nightjars, and other "mystery birds" that birders long to see.



Post from Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 1/2/19 4:56 pm
From: Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest First year Bald Eagle Allen's Meadow
At Allen's Meadow in Wilton around noon Wednesday, First year Bald Eagle circling with r/c gliders in 'lift' for several minutes.
Alan Scuterud
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Date: 1/2/19 3:23 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC 1st Wednesday Walk Highlights
Westport -Sherwood Island State Park- Twenty-six birders joined me for the first of the year New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk this morning. The weather cooperated with sun, moderate temperatures for January and very light winds. We saw 49 species on the three hour walk including 2 late Nelson’s Sparrows which are rare for this time of year.
Thanks to all the participants and Bill Banks for doing the eBird checklist.

Tina Green
NHBC 1st Wednesday Walk
Coordinator
Westport
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Date: 1/2/19 1:10 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridgeport-rough-legged hawk, dark morph
Bridgeport-Seaside Park landfill- seen from the end of Arthur Avenue- dark morph Rough-legged Hawk

Tina Green with Sara Zagorski
Westport/Wethersfield
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Date: 1/2/19 12:42 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridgeport Snowy Owl now
Bridgeport- Seaside Park, far west end before the Lighthouse high in a tree- spotted and viewed from St. Mary’s by the Sea-gorgeous all White Snowy Owl

Tina Green
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Date: 1/2/19 12:41 pm
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley BOHEMIAN WAXWING
Single BOHEMIAN WAXWING just now in the orchard at Trout Brook Valley preserve in Easton. Heard it fly in to bare tree just left of the barn at base of hill, with small group of starlings. Perched up separate from the flock— got many photos, will post on eBird later. Bird flew off with starling flock, then split away and flew NE. Starlings eventually came back to the tree but waxwing didn’t. Probably still around.

Brendan Murtha
Norwalk, CT/Brunswick, ME

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Date: 1/2/19 12:37 pm
From: Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vultures, vultures, and more vultures - Westport
Long Lots School around 8am - Upwards of 60 vultures (at least 49 black and 15 turkey - conservative counts as there were some more flying about). They were in trees, on fences, on the roof, as well as on the roof vents. By 10 am most are gone.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/2/19 12:12 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coopers Hawk Fairfield Post Road
Coopers Hawk right along Post Road in trees overlooking rooves of Molto, Meccha, etc. 
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Date: 1/2/19 11:56 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Warblers
Westport-Gorham Island-1st winter female CAPE MAY WARBLER,Orange-crowned Warbler, 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Tina Green with Sara Zagorski
Westport/Wethersfield
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Date: 1/2/19 10:29 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagles
Eagles at North Farm Reservoir in Wallingford have been sitting on their rebuilt nest since December 31. The chick from last year has not been seen for several days.
Marty Moore
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Date: 1/2/19 9:50 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs yellow-headed blackbird
continues in large cowbird flock on top of Horsebarn Hill, UConn.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 1/2/19 8:28 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs YH Blackbird. YES
Just got a text from David Mathieu , a student here at UCONN that he redound the bird this morning on the east side of Horsebarn Hill. It is associating with the large flock of cowbirds. The flock has also been seen in the W Lot fields.

Phil Rusch
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Date: 1/2/19 8:08 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redhead - New Haven
New Haven - Long Wharf - 1 Redhead mixed in with scaup flock behind Lenny
and Joe's Restaurant.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 1/2/19 5:16 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA MINI-GRANT DEADLINE LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!
The deadline for COA Mini-Grant applications is January 15, 2019. Our
Mini-Grant program gives preference to projects directly benefiting
Connecticut's birds. All the information and application forms are
available on our website at this link:
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 1/1/19 4:45 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted and Snow Geese
Today, with Allison Black:
Ellington, Frog Hollow Rd - 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
Somers, Four Bridges Rd - 2 SNOW GEESE

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 1/1/19 4:04 pm
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A few interesting Easton birds
I spent today starting my year list in my town of Easton. There were a few
nice surprises mixed in with the usual suspects, most notably a late PALM
WARBLER (Yellow) in an overgrown apple orchard on Flirt Hill, a flyover
Pine Siskin, 6 Field Sparrows (Trout Brook blueberry patch), a Fox Sparrow,
both Scaup species (locally hard to find) and three Bald Eagles at Aspetuck
Reservoir.

Jeremy Nance
Easton CT
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Date: 1/1/19 2:54 pm
From: Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] savannah sparrow across street from burying hill beach, Westport
 Also, inside Burying Hill, on the newly restored osprey platform, the duty kingfisher watched.At Southport Harbor, one of the 3 resident kingfishers perched and called at intersection of Harbor and Westfair. A Great Blue Heron circled and croaked. Mockingbird scolded and 4 Robins flocked. 
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Date: 1/1/19 2:15 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole continues, Old Saybrook-
The Oriole that started visiting our feeders here in Old Saybrook on Christmas Eve returned again today. Ebird report for 22 species we had today follows.
Jim and Jan Sherwonit 



Jan 1, 2019
7:30 AM
Stationary
480 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Yard birds observed if and on all day
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.2 Build 15

10 Mourning Dove
1 Cooper's Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
14 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
4 European Starling
9 House Finch
13 American Goldfinch
1 American Tree Sparrow
5 Dark-eyed Junco
11 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Baltimore Oriole -- Recurring bird has been visiting our feeders since Dec 24th. Oriole bill, wing bars, Orange is brightest in breast.
1 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
4 Northern Cardinal
20 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 22






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Date: 1/1/19 1:48 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Shore Rd, Old Lyme - Eastern Bluebirds, Towhee and catbird
This morning along Old Shore Rd in Old Lyme I found a Gray Catbird, Eastern Towhee, Tree and Field Sparrows and a nice flock ofEastern  Bluebirds. Full eBird report with photos follows.

Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook


Old Shore Rd, Old Lyme US-CT (41.2856,-72.2974)
Jan 1, 2019
8:52 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
55 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.2 Build 15

4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
4 Blue Jay
2 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Carolina Wren
10 Eastern Bluebird
1 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
7 House Finch
10 American Goldfinch
3 Field Sparrow
2 American Tree Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
4 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 18


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Date: 1/1/19 1:08 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cooper's Hawk Short Beach
A Northern Goshawk has been seen and photographed well in recent days at
Short Beach Park in Stratford, but this morning a somewhat distantly
perched Accipiter was a large (female no doubt) imm Cooper's Hawk. Just
mentioning for the sake of expectation bias.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 1/1/19 12:48 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Captains Cove - Rough-legged Hawk
Hovering across the harbor from the H Dock.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 1/1/19 12:21 pm
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Neck 010119
I stopped at Rocky Neck early this afternoon and I saw a Great Egret that
is still there. I saw it 2 weeks ago too. This is not common is it?

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 1/1/19 11:50 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Yellow headed Blackbird in Storrs.
On second thought, it could be an adult female. Trying to get s better look.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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> On Jan 1, 2019, at 2:38 PM, Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> There is a young male Yellow headed Blackbird in the relatively small flock of Starlings and Cowbirds on Horsebarn Hill at UCONN in Storrs. Seen at 2:30 Pm today.
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Date: 1/1/19 11:47 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Donald Kroodsma - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Happy New Year!

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Donald Kroodsma. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 1/1/19 11:38 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow headed Blackbird in Storrs.
There is a young male Yellow headed Blackbird in the relatively small flock of Starlings and Cowbirds on Horsebarn Hill at UCONN in Storrs. Seen at 2:30 Pm today.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 1/1/19 10:48 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pomfret American Kestrel

From Robert Dixon 1/1/19- Pomfret,  Wright's Crossing Rd and Day Rd intersection ( near the Sedge Wren spot ) AMERICAN KESTREL. 

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Date: 1/1/19 10:12 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pomfret Snow Geese

From Robert Dixon 1/1/19 - Pomfret, Gary School Rd.Two SNOW GEESE in with 250 Canada Geese on small pond near Longmeadow Automotive. 

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Date: 1/1/19 9:40 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford County
A Greater White-fronted Goose was among Canadas at Goodwin Park Golf Course. A very white Iceland Gull was with gulls near the ponds.

There was a gadwall at Desmond’s Pond in South Windsor.

Jamie Meyers and Jay Kaplan
Canton, CT

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Date: 1/1/19 8:55 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon, Norwalk
The Eurasian Wigeon continues at the Stoneybrook rd part of 14 Acre Pond in Norwalk. Seen across the street from the pond, in the stream that curves beyond a brown house.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield - with Tina Green and Dave Alpeter


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Date: 1/1/19 7:43 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bill Burt January 3 Talk at Old Lyme Town Hall
From Steve Broker, Cheshire (soon to be posted on the COA Calendar):



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 7:00 PM

"Rare and Elusive Birds of North America"
Speaker: William Burt, Wildlife Photographer

Program Location: Old Lyme Town Hall
52 Lyme St., Old Lyme

For 16 years, William Burt pursued a stubborn mission: to find and photograph all 20 of the continent´s least known and least seen birds. He spent weeks in the field at a time, employing his own hand-built equipment and often visiting sites repeatedly, year after year in certain cases - sometimes in the middle of the night - to get the picture he was after. The result: his 2001 book (Rizzoli/Universe), and museum exhibition, Rare & Elusive Birds of North America.

Through this presentation the audience will journey to the marshes, plains and prairies, swamps and woodlands, in search of the rails and bitterns, nightjars, and other "mystery birds" that birders long to see.


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Date: 1/1/19 7:24 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple sandpiper hammo
1 Purple sandpiper at end of moraine trail with ruddy turnstones and
dunlins. Hammonassett
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Date: 1/1/19 7:05 am
From: Christine Chinni via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield Peregrines
1/1 1000

A pair of Peregrine Falcons at Donald Barnes Boat Ramp

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Date: 1/1/19 6:48 am
From: Debbie McTigue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill Groton
Razorbill at Avery Point Lighthouse, Groton.

Debbie McTigue
South Windsor

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Date: 1/1/19 6:36 am
From: Christine Chinni via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield Turkeys
930 am 1/1
A flock of over 30 Turkeys near the intersection of Bridge Street and Southeast Street

Chris Chinni and John Weeks


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Date: 1/1/19 5:33 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted + Redheads 1/1
The 3 Redheads are at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport with 31 Lesser Scaup,
and the Tufted Duck is present now off of Jennings Beach in Fairfield.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 12/31/18 2:37 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Milford Black Vultures
12/31 -  11:30 - Rte.7 New Milford - 37 Black Vultures on roof of Staples and behind it on the Roasting Chimney roof.  Also flock of 100+/- starlingsAngela DimmittNew Milford
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Date: 12/31/18 2:04 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike - Central Village
From Robert Dixon12/31/18 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - Had a NORTHERN SHRIKE in the field behind the feeders late (3:30 pm)this afternoon. First seen carrying prey then teed up in large oak. Poor distant backlit photos on my ebird list.

Robert DixonSterling, Ct.
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Date: 12/31/18 12:26 pm
From: Steve Light via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Willington Bald Eagle
In the woods by my house today, much to my surprise. Don’t usually think of them as woodland birds.

Steve

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Date: 12/31/18 8:58 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London King Eider
Continues as of11:45 in the general area of 975 Pequot Ave.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 12/31/18 8:13 am
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Siskins, Avon
I had 2 pine siskin at my feeder today - first time seeing them here!

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Date: 12/31/18 5:41 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo NOT open (yet). Ed Haesche Guil.

As of 8:40 no access to Hammo
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Date: 12/30/18 6:10 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield/Bridgeport Scaup reminder
Hi all,

As we are getting further into winter duck season, I wanted to mention a
few things about scaup ID, specifically on the Fairfield/Bridgeport flock.

Captain's Cove in Bridgeport is a known traditional wintering spot for
numbers of Lesser Scaup. The ratio varies year to year and month by month
each year, but typically, the majority of scaup at this location are
Lesser. Greaters are also present, but in smaller numbers.

eBird makes it easy to report and track numbers of each scaup species, but
also gives way to making assumptions about the ratios, a problem, since
eBird is in itself a scientific database that obviously strives for
accuracy in data. Watching eBird checklists over time, I see a number of
reports that do not seem to align with the current generally known
distribution of scaup at those times, such as Captain's Cove reports with
only Greater or mostly Greater with no detail as to how that conclusion was
reached.

Recently at Jennings' Beach, part of the Captain's aythya flock
(containing the Tufted) has been present offshore. Having searched through
them on multiple different days, I noted that the vast majority of them are
Lessers. eBird checklists of this current flock that report mainly (or
only) Greater cause conflict in the data, resulting in inaccuracies one way
or the other. Please use caution in what numbers of these species you are
reporting from Jennings' or Captain's-- make a careful estimate, and if
not, enter them as Greater/Lesser Scaup. It's not at all useful to simply
enter Greater or Lesser without going through the flock.

Another caution about Jennings' is that we tend to think of flocks of
scaup on the Sound itself as mostly Greaters. This is usually true, but
this current aythya flock off of Jennings' is an exception.

Scaup identification makes this more challenging. Greg Hanisek has sent
detailed posts in the past about their identification.

Also on a (somewhat) unrelated note, there is a female scaup off of
Jennings' that nearly completely lacks any white on the face. Its face
looks completely brown from a distance. Using additional features is
important in identifying the Tufted.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 12/30/18 5:41 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Very Belated Report on 12/22 Stratford-Milford CBC
112 species including 3 Northern Shoveler, 8 Canvasback, 3 Redhead, all 3 Scoters, 6 Great Egret, all 3 Accipiters, both Vultures, all 3 Falcons, 1 Clapper Rail, Black Bellied Plover, Killdeer, Purple Sandpiper, 4 Owls (including 6 Barred Owl, 3 Long-eared Owl), 7 Raven, 47 H Lark, 2 RB Nuthatch, 2 Br Creeper, 5 Winter Wren, 4 GC Kinglet, 4 E Bluebird, 2 Hermit Thrush, 3 Gr Catbird, 1 Am Pipit, 37 Snow Bunting, 2 YR Warbler, 7 Field Sparrow, 6 WC Sparrow, 6 Fox Sparrow, 6 Swamp Sparrow, 1 E Towhee, 12 Purple Finch, 1 Pine Siskin.  Regular Stratford-Milford specialties included 1 Ipswich Sparrow and 28 Boat-tailed Grackle.  Count Period birds included Iceland Gull, Razorbill, Northern Gannet and Short-eared Owl.

Steve Mayo

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Date: 12/30/18 3:46 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Razorbill
Old Lyme CBC today (Sunday)-one Razorbill sitting in the water close in along the moraine trail.

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 12/30/18 2:15 pm
From: Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook CBC highlights
12/30 with John Ogren, Jim Hunter, Scott Roxbrough, Cathy Malin,  86 species- Razorbill, Common Eider, Northern Gannet, Clapper Rail, all 3 Scoters, Long Tail, Coot, Wigeon, Ruddy, G. Scaup, C. Goldeneye, Eagle, Raven, Towhee, Barred and GH Owls, Kingfisher, Merlin. Count week birds- Barrows Goldeneye, Baltimore Oriole.
Conspicuous miss-Mute Swan, Gadwall John Ogren


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Date: 12/30/18 1:39 pm
From: Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late birding report
Hello! I went birding at Sherwood Island yesterday with Aidan Kiley. We had
some fine birds.
the highlight was a RAZORBILL
After I went to Jenning's Beach and saw the TUFTED DUCK
I officially seen 203 species
Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Date: 12/30/18 10:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Westport-
Walgreen’s (cell tower)- 24 Black Vultures, 2 Common Ravens

Compo Beach- 2 Common Eiders

Gorham Island- Merlin(catching and eating prey),3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets,Gray Catbird, a very vocal Orange-crowned Warbler,8 Yellow-rumped Warblers

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 12/30/18 9:24 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Highlights of the Bristol CBC
I'm still awaiting a few more lists but so far the results of the 29th Bristol CBC (and 3rd consecutive since the restart) are looking good.  Overall numbers of birds are way down, but numbers of species is consistent and quite a few new species were added to the count list.  A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found by Buzz Devine and Hani Helayel on Wilton Pond in Plymouth. A GREAT CORMORANT  and a CACKLING GOOSE were found in Farmington by Michael Aronson, Ken Elkins and Glen Somogie. Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Bufflehead and Mute Swan round out the new species added to the count, none of which are rare, but just seem to have eluded us over the last couple of years. Field Sparrow was a count week species, but 3 were seen this year on count day.  A MERLIN was seen in Farmington during the count week period, but not on count day.  So far 9 species have totaled new count highs in our limited data set and a few more are close, so that number may go up once all the numbers are in.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott CT
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Date: 12/30/18 8:56 am
From: sammonicuslux via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford birds
Spotted this morning on my porch: Carolina Wren, Red Bellied Woodpecker (not shy this year), white breasted nuthatch, european starlings, blue jays, titmouse, house finch, dark eyed junco, mourning dove, Northern Cardinals (male and female), and our three crows. 


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Date: 12/30/18 5:55 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted back at Captain's Cove
The Tufted is currently present in a sleeping flock of ~140 (mainly Lesser)
Scaup and 3 Redheads, 1m, 2f.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 12/29/18 5:19 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London CBC highlights
On behalf of compiler Bob Dewire:

tentatively 127 species

Highlights include:

Vesper Sparrow (3 - first for count) Groton Transfer Station, not accessible to the public
Cape May Warbler - Beebe Cove Park, Noank
Barrow's Goldeneye (2 drakes) - Mumford Cove and Beebe Cove
King Eider - drake, Pequot Ave, New London
Dovekie - Fishers Island, NY
Orange-crowned Warbler - Groton-New London Airport, not accessible to the public
Great Egret - Rocky Neck State Park
Iceland Gull (2) - Jordan Cove, Waterford and the Miner Lane pig farm in Waterford
White-crowned Sparrow - Mitchell Beach thicket, New London
Yellow-breasted Chat - Noank
Red-necked Grebe (6 - multiple locations)
Pileated Woodpecker (Alewife Cove - rare for count)
Also for count week - Glaucous Gull and Redhead

Record highs (not including some of the rarities above):

Surf Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Bald Eagle
Razorbill
Barred Owl

- Bob Dewire

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 12/29/18 3:45 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA BIG JANUARY EVENT
Hello, CT Birders!



COA will be hosting a Big January event this year as we have done in recent
years. The basic idea is to get out and go birding during the month of
January to see how many different species you can find. We've tweaked it a
bit for this year. We will be acknowledging the birders who find the most
species in each county as well as in the state overall. We are also
welcoming young birders to participate. The full announcement/instructions
for the event is as follows:



COA 2019 "BIG JANUARY" EVENT

* A friendly competition to encourage birders to get out and go
birding during the cold month of January.
* A prize (a COA CT Warbler cap) will be awarded to the individuals
who report the most species in each county in CT in the month of January, as
well as within the state, overall.
* All species seen or heard should be observed on public land, your
own property, or private property with permission.
* For those CT birders who use ebird, simply submit checklists to
ebird for all of the birds you see in the month of January. We will utilize
the ebird records at the end of the month to determine which individuals
have recorded the most species in each county in CT.
* For those CT birders who do not use ebird, please keep a record of
where and when you first observe each species in the month of January and
forward the results at the end of the month to the email address below.
* Young birders (those 17 years of age or less) are encouraged to
participate in this event. If you are in this age range, please let us know
so that we can respond accordingly. We will have a special prize for the
most accomplished participant in this group.
* Deadline for submission is Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Send
them to: Chris Loscalzo at <mailto:<closcalz...>
<closcalz...>
* A report on the results will be posted shortly thereafter on the CT
birds list-serve and in an article on the COA website
* Digital photos of the birds you have observed are welcome. Credit
will be given for any photos used in the summary report.
* Advanced registration is NOT necessary.
* Since this event is based on the honor system, please make every
effort to be accurate and certain of your identifications.
* Have fun birding in January!

Thanks.

Good birding and Happy New Year to all.

Chris Loscalzo,

COA VP and Workshop co-coordinator

Woodbridge





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Date: 12/29/18 3:36 pm
From: Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Green-winged Teal Norwalk
Woods Pond, Norwalk - a male and female Green-winged Teal pair. Also Hooded Mergansers, Gadwall, and Mallard.

14 Acre Pond, Norwalk - at least 6 Northern Shovelers, Wood Duck (male/female pair), Ring-necked Ducks, American Wigeons (no European that I could find today).

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 12/29/18 9:08 am
From: William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens conspicuous by their absence
For the first winter in about 20, we have no pair of Carolina Wrens
wintering with us, eating meal worms and peanut butter, in NE
Litchfield.

Bill & Susanna Moorhead
Litchfield, CT 06759


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Date: 12/29/18 8:42 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider, Red-necked Grebe
North of Lighthouse on Pequot Ave and moving g north up the river with a
flock of Common Eiders: King Eider.
At end of Jerome Avenue on Pequot was a Red-necked Grebe.
Lisa Wahle & Dana Campbell working on the New London CBC.
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Date: 12/29/18 7:39 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King eider yes
Pequot ave areaheading...heading to ward bridge away from lighthouse
Jannie Shapiro cromwell
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Date: 12/28/18 4:50 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] N Hawk Owl end of story
Folks,

The person who reported a N Hawk Owl in Redding got back to me this evening
with a few details. Based on what he told me I suggested it might have been
an adult male N Harrier. He checked that out and responded a bit later that
in fact was what it was.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 12/28/18 1:32 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
If it sounded like a Boreal it was not a Saw-whet for sure.  I've heard many Saw-whets and none of them ever sounded like a Boreal.  The Boreal's song is much faster as Adrian said.  With this influx of Barred's down here this winter there is no reason it couldn't have been a Boreal.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: Matthew <mjbell1214...>
Cc: <ctbirds...>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??

I’ve never heard of Northern Saw-Whet Owls tooting so fast, or even
remotely near that fast. Other than that, I suppose I do not have grounds
to rule it out. I’d love to hear testiomony of anyone with experience, or
any recordings, of Northern Saw-whet Owls giving about 10 toots per second.
The call I heard was faster even than most Boreal Owl recordings I’ve heard
(but right on par with a few I can find).

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 3:56 PM Matthew via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> And how was Northern Saw-whet Owl runes out?
>
> -Matt
>
> > On Dec 28, 2018, at 13:11, Adrian Burke via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Not a stupid question, but no. The winnowing call of Wilson's Snipe is
> > familiar to me from recordings and live birds I heard this summer in
> > Alaska, and it sounds distinctly more coarse than the hollow toots of the
> > owls in question.
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:07 PM Steph Stewart via CTBirds <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> >> Stupid question.....but could it be a snipe?
> >> Steph
> >>
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Date: 12/28/18 1:13 pm
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
I’ve never heard of Northern Saw-Whet Owls tooting so fast, or even
remotely near that fast. Other than that, I suppose I do not have grounds
to rule it out. I’d love to hear testiomony of anyone with experience, or
any recordings, of Northern Saw-whet Owls giving about 10 toots per second.
The call I heard was faster even than most Boreal Owl recordings I’ve heard
(but right on par with a few I can find).

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 3:56 PM Matthew via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> And how was Northern Saw-whet Owl runes out?
>
> -Matt
>
> > On Dec 28, 2018, at 13:11, Adrian Burke via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Not a stupid question, but no. The winnowing call of Wilson's Snipe is
> > familiar to me from recordings and live birds I heard this summer in
> > Alaska, and it sounds distinctly more coarse than the hollow toots of the
> > owls in question.
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:07 PM Steph Stewart via CTBirds <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> >> Stupid question.....but could it be a snipe?
> >> Steph
> >>
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Date: 12/28/18 12:56 pm
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
And how was Northern Saw-whet Owl runes out?

-Matt

> On Dec 28, 2018, at 13:11, Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Not a stupid question, but no. The winnowing call of Wilson's Snipe is
> familiar to me from recordings and live birds I heard this summer in
> Alaska, and it sounds distinctly more coarse than the hollow toots of the
> owls in question.
>
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:07 PM Steph Stewart via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Stupid question.....but could it be a snipe?
>> Steph
>>
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Date: 12/28/18 10:12 am
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
Not a stupid question, but no. The winnowing call of Wilson's Snipe is
familiar to me from recordings and live birds I heard this summer in
Alaska, and it sounds distinctly more coarse than the hollow toots of the
owls in question.

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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Stupid question.....but could it be a snipe?
> Steph
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Date: 12/28/18 10:07 am
From: Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boreal owl??
Stupid question.....but could it be a snipe?
Steph

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Date: 12/28/18 9:50 am
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
I went back to the East River Preserve this morning looking for the
possible Boreal Owl. I scoured the woods from which I heard the bird last
evening, as well as a nearby cedar grove to the southwest, and found a
grand total of zero owls.

Obviously, locating roosting owls is difficult, so I wouldn't be surprised
if the bird in question is still around (if it is indeed a Boreal Owl).

Here's the link to my eBird checklist from yesterday evening when I heard
the bird with more detailed comments than I have provided here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51005637 .

Good birding, and good luck to anyone who may try for it.

Adrian Burke
Manhattan, NY

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 7:38 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:

> I stayed at the location for about an hour, playing playback every few
> minutes or so and straining to see any movement to no avail.
>
> To clarify, the coordinates of the location at which I heard the bird
> are: (41.3116167, -72.6695475).
>
> I’ll go back in the morning to see what daylight might reveal.
>
> Adrian Burke
> Manhattan, NY
>
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:15 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:
>
>> Correction: woods just east of described field, not north.
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:13 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:
>>
>>> East River Preserve, Guilford, woods just north of large field near
>>> bridge by Half Mile Rd. Heard a single owl vocalizing, immediately struck
>>> me as Boreal owl. Stacatto toots in rapid succession, seemingly more
>>> staccato, less trilled than Eastern Screech-Owl. Primarily deciduous woods
>>> with a fee conifers. Im playing playback of both species with no response
>>> as of yet.
>>>
>>> Just want to get the word out. Not really sure what to make of what I
>>> heard. Sounded absolutely spot on for Boreal. Obviously Eastern Screech is
>>> more likely.
>>>
>>> Adrian Burke
>>> Manhattan, New York
>>>
>>
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Date: 12/28/18 9:26 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stonington RAZORBILLS
And adult ICELAND GULL flew west about 11:30.

FM

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 28, 2018, at 11:16 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 12/28 Stonington Point - about 5 RAZORBILLS with usual ducks and gulls. Light steady rain, South winds, and decent visibility.
>
> Frank Mantlik, with Russ Smiley
>
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Date: 12/28/18 9:23 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull
Slip of the tongue. Ocean Beach is not a state park. Just Ocean Beach Park.

Dave Provencher
Got Ibisbill? Tiger? Join me in India and Bhutan, March/April, 2019
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Date: 12/28/18 9:20 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull New London
First-year Glaucous Gull in Ocean Beach State Park parking lot.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/28/18 8:17 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington RAZORBILLS
12/28 Stonington Point - about 5 RAZORBILLS with usual ducks and gulls. Light steady rain, South winds, and decent visibility.

Frank Mantlik, with Russ Smiley

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Date: 12/27/18 5:36 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Shouldered Hawk at Sherwood Island
Seen and photographed by daughter hanging around bird feeder. She also saw
Orange-Crowned Warbler at Stewart McKinney. No picture.
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Date: 12/27/18 5:28 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] N Hawk Owl report
Everyone - stay calm. A report just came in to eBird of a sighting from
Lonetown Road, Redding this afternoon. There is nothing in the Comments to
suggest this might be correct (and of course it's highly unlikely) but I've
asked the observer for as much detail as he can muster. The brief comments
provided do not suggest familiarity with this species.

Thanks

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury CT
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Date: 12/27/18 4:39 pm
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
I stayed at the location for about an hour, playing playback every few
minutes or so and straining to see any movement to no avail.

To clarify, the coordinates of the location at which I heard the bird
are: (41.3116167, -72.6695475).

I’ll go back in the morning to see what daylight might reveal.

Adrian Burke
Manhattan, NY

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:15 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:

> Correction: woods just east of described field, not north.
>
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:13 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:
>
>> East River Preserve, Guilford, woods just north of large field near
>> bridge by Half Mile Rd. Heard a single owl vocalizing, immediately struck
>> me as Boreal owl. Stacatto toots in rapid succession, seemingly more
>> staccato, less trilled than Eastern Screech-Owl. Primarily deciduous woods
>> with a fee conifers. Im playing playback of both species with no response
>> as of yet.
>>
>> Just want to get the word out. Not really sure what to make of what I
>> heard. Sounded absolutely spot on for Boreal. Obviously Eastern Screech is
>> more likely.
>>
>> Adrian Burke
>> Manhattan, New York
>>
>
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Date: 12/27/18 2:16 pm
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
Correction: woods just east of described field, not north.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 5:13 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:

> East River Preserve, Guilford, woods just north of large field near bridge
> by Half Mile Rd. Heard a single owl vocalizing, immediately struck me as
> Boreal owl. Stacatto toots in rapid succession, seemingly more staccato,
> less trilled than Eastern Screech-Owl. Primarily deciduous woods with a fee
> conifers. Im playing playback of both species with no response as of yet.
>
> Just want to get the word out. Not really sure what to make of what I
> heard. Sounded absolutely spot on for Boreal. Obviously Eastern Screech is
> more likely.
>
> Adrian Burke
> Manhattan, New York
>
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Date: 12/27/18 2:15 pm
From: pedrodyl via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Niantic Redhead
Continues this afternoon, as viewed by kayak. Generally hanging out around the mouth of Smith Cove in Niantic, in tight with Greater Scaup flock. When not there the flock moved to where the upper Niantic meets the lower. Hopefully it sticks around until Saturday!
Dylan Pedro
Waterford


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Date: 12/27/18 2:14 pm
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Boreal Owl
East River Preserve, Guilford, woods just north of large field near bridge
by Half Mile Rd. Heard a single owl vocalizing, immediately struck me as
Boreal owl. Stacatto toots in rapid succession, seemingly more staccato,
less trilled than Eastern Screech-Owl. Primarily deciduous woods with a fee
conifers. Im playing playback of both species with no response as of yet.

Just want to get the word out. Not really sure what to make of what I
heard. Sounded absolutely spot on for Boreal. Obviously Eastern Screech is
more likely.

Adrian Burke
Manhattan, New York
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Date: 12/27/18 1:49 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cackling Goose Farmington
Single Cackling Goose with nearly 400 Canadas at Farmington Polo Club.
Flock came in at dusk.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/27/18 1:34 pm
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Great Egret
Had a late GREAT EGRET fly by Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk this afternoon, heading east. Also ~650 Brant feeding on the baseball field— looked through them for a “Black” Brant, etc., but did not see any candidates.

Brendan Murtha
Norwalk, CT/Brunswick, ME
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Date: 12/27/18 1:03 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford/Milford CBC Area Z Results
12/22. A team of seven birders (and one reporter) had a great birding day in Area Z (Short Beach). We tallied 76 species in our area, with highlights being: 2 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 8 CANVASBACK, 11 COMMON EIDER, all 3 Scoter species (2 BLACK), 4 PIED-BILLED GREBE, 3 AM. COOT, 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 1 ALCID, sp., Great and DC Cormorants, BARRED and LONG-EARED OWLS, 2 MERLIN, 3 PEREGRINE, 9 Monk Parakeet, 4 COMMON RAVEN, Winter Wren, 1 PINE SISKIN, and 2 White-crowned Sparrows.

In addition, outside Area Z, I saw 3 GREAT EGRETS at Raven Pond predawn, and counted 28 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES coming into evening roost at Access Rd at dusk.

Thanks especially to Patrick Comins, Stefan Martin, and Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 12/27/18 12:33 pm
From: Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: late Goshawk report
Goshawk -recant
I'm recanting that 12/20/2018 Ellington Goshawk. I just saw the same bird
in the same area & had a better chance to look it over front & back. I have
concluded it is a large juv Cooper's Hawk. It's tail seems to show some
wear as noted before. But the tail pattern is not Goshawk - bands are
smooth not jagged & do not have white borders. It is quite mottled on the
back, but I know Cooper's can be that way too. And the supercilium was more
light buffy than white (it may have looked whiter in the sun the other
day). My apologies to all... I will fix bird report.
Patrice
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Date: Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Subject: late Goshawk report
To: <ctbirds...>


Ellington:12/20/2018. Interestingly, I saw a juv Goshawk that appeared to
have wear on the terminal tail band. I saw it well for a few minutes. got
busy with holidays & forgot to report it.
Patrice Favreau


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Date: 12/27/18 11:48 am
From: William Furgueson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider, razorbills, coot, others
Just saw these and some brant, surf scoter, common eider, and mallards on the beaches off of Neptune Beach in New London.

Bill Furgueson
Mystic


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Date: 12/27/18 11:29 am
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London King Eider yes
King Eider still here: 1/4 mlle to right of lighthouse on Pequot Ave in among rocks at end of beach, near a large White House. In with Common Eiders, several Black Scoters and Bufflehead.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 12/27/18 11:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, Stratford
12/27. Stratford, Long Beach Blvd, McKinney NWR - ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.
Foraging among the Groundsel-Tree shrubs along RR trail where the tidal culvert goes under the path. 2:00pm. Record photos.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 12/27/18 9:44 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider new london
King Eider- YES
After an hour of searching, finally relocated the drake king Eider amongst the commons just off the beach to the right of the lighthouse on Pequot rd in new london. Also had 2 razorbills.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 12/27/18 9:01 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enders Island Razorbills
Enders Island Stonington - 8 Razorbills

The birds are on the water. West Side.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 12/27/18 8:30 am
From: Jan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole, Old Saybrook yard
We have had a female Baltimore Oriole visiting since 12/24. She is enjoying a fruit & nut mix and ignoring the orange sections and dried cranberries we offered. Today I observed her at our heated bird bath, successfully won over one Blue Jay but not another. Picture(s) on Facebook.

We also finally had a Fox Sparrow return last night after an absence of a few weeks.

Jan and Jim Sherwonit
Old Saybrook

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Date: 12/27/18 6:53 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 12 Razorbills Waterford
Off Waterford Beach.

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Date: 12/27/18 6:44 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills
4 Razorbills seen as well. Same location east of Lighthouse off Pequot Avenue in New London.

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Date: 12/27/18 6:27 am
From: Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4319, Issue 3
Uset the following link to find more info for the Hartford County Big January Birding contest

> http://www.hartfordaudubon.org <athttp://www.hartfordaudubon.org>

Annette Pasek
<apasek...> <mailto:<apasek...>
Naturalist Certification
Native landscaping can reduce your carbon footprint!

The one below had a typo

> On Dec 26, 2018, at 9:26 PM, <ctbirds-request...> wrote:
>
> athttp://www.hartfordaudubon.org <athttp://www.hartfordaudubon.org>
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Date: 12/27/18 6:23 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Drake King Eider
Continues this morning just east of the lighthouse on Pequot Avenue in New London. CL and MV, Woodbridge

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Date: 12/27/18 6:20 am
From: Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] late Goshawk report
Ellington:12/20/2018. Interestingly, I saw a juv Goshawk that appeared to
have wear on the terminal tail band. I saw it well for a few minutes. got
busy with holidays & forgot to report it.
Patrice Favreau
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Date: 12/26/18 6:27 pm
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow, Evening Grosbeak and Siskins
Barkhamsted yard - Fox Sparrow returned after a few week absence (missed on Barkhamsted CBC!). Also continuing 1 female Evening Grosbeak and a high of 42 Pine Siskins at the deck feeders this am.

- Fran

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Date: 12/26/18 5:27 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider pics
12-26-18  Far east end of Ocean Beach Park, New London.
   Ed Haesche, Guilford.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DWjGFvWPLdUWvRYm8
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Date: 12/26/18 4:08 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January of Birding
The Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) is pleased to announce our third annual Hartford County Big January of Birding birdwatching challenge. The purpose of the activity is to encourage folks to get outside during the month of January and see as many species of wild birds in Hartford County as possible! The competition is free to people of all ages.


Birdwatching is a delightful, free activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, in any setting. Birds can be seen anywhere – you can watch pigeons, peregrine falcons and snowy owls in Hartford; count the birds on your feeders from your windows; identify ducks and geese on a local river; or seek rare woodland birds on land trust reserves. Anywhere you go, birding is just plain fun. And this year already we’re seeing unusual numbers of pine siskins and evening grosbeaks at feeders! January, 2019 may be a very interesting month.


To participate, birders should enter their daily or periodic observations onto ebird.org, the free birdwatching site maintained by the Cornell University of Ornithology. At the end of the month, please create a month-long record of your observations in ebird and share this list with HAS Vice President, Sarah Faulkner. To enter, there are three categories: Youth (ages 4-10) who must see at least 25 species to enter; Teen (ages 11-17) who must see at least 35 species to enter, and Adults (ages 18 - ?) who must see at least 65 species to enter. All entries that meet the minimum number of species for each challenge group will receive a certificate of achievement. A special prize will be awarded for the highest species count for each challenge group. Please see the HAS website athttp://www.hartfordaudubon.org for contest details.


CONTACTS:

Sarah Faulkner, 860-543-1280, <sffaulkner...>

Maggie Perretto, President, <peretto...>
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Date: 12/26/18 3:51 pm
From: Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider
5 king eiders roughly 100 yards from shore at Stratford Point viewable from where the bench is. Finally at Long Beach the long tail ducks have returned putting on a real show in the surf. Upwards of 30 in two spots very close to shore.

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Date: 12/26/18 3:32 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] (CT Birds] Probable New London Black Guillemot
Despite a thorough search by several birders from Groton Long Point to Seaside State Park in Waterford, we were unable to confirm our initial sighting this morning of a Black Guillemot. Due to the distance involved and the heat shimmer, the ID remains unconfirmed.

Hopefully the bird in question will be relocated in the next few days.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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> From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: December 26, 2018 at 8:39:13 AM EST
> To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Probable New London Black Guillemot
> Reply-To: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
>
> Nw London-Ocean Beach Park- Phil Rusch and Glenn Williams just called to say they had a Black Guillemot at the mouth of the Thames River looking toward Avery Point from Ocean Beach. The bird appeared to be heading up river.
>
> Tina Green
> For Phil Rusch,Chaplin
> Glenn Williams, Mystic
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 12/26/18 3:26 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New london King Eider
Hey all,
Thinking about trying ocean beach park mid morning tmrw to look for the king Eider. If anyone goes there before 10-11 can you let me know if you see it?

Thanks

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 12/26/18 1:25 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole - Old Saybrook Yard
A Baltimore Oriole has returned for the third day in a row to our feeders.
Jim and Jan SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Date: 12/26/18 11:04 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ocean Beach

New London. EH.
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Date: 12/26/18 10:38 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider Male

East end of Ocean Beach Park.close Ed Haesche Guilford. Also 2 Razor bills observed briefly.with scope
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Date: 12/26/18 9:43 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills Groton
Spent an hour at Eastern Point in Groton this morning. 6 Razorbills, 45
Snow Buntings, and 1 Horned Lark we're the highlights.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/26/18 7:50 am
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Birds, 12/26
12/26 Hartford, All Waste Recycling Plant (Airport Rd.) 1 first-cycle
ICELAND GULL.
12/26 Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery - 3 FIELD SPARROW (powerline).

Paul Cianfaglione
Canton
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Date: 12/26/18 7:20 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck
Continues in a small scaup flock between Jennings and Penfield Beach in
Fairfield.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 12/26/18 6:17 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NL Red-necked Grebe
Ocean Beach Red-necked Grew added to mix. Up to nine Razorbills.  Still no luck refunding possible guillemot. 

Glenn Williams and Phil Rusch 
Mystic 

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Date: 12/26/18 5:52 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London King Eider
Male visible at the mouth of the Thames. Near private property but visible from beach west of the New London Lighthouse. 

Still tring to refind possible guillemot. 

Glenn Williams and Phil Rusch
Mystic 

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Date: 12/26/18 5:39 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable New London Black Guillemot
Nw London-Ocean Beach Park- Phil Rusch and Glenn Williams just called to say they had a Black Guillemot at the mouth of the Thames River looking toward Avery Point from Ocean Beach. The bird appeared to be heading up river.

Tina Green
For Phil Rusch,Chaplin
Glenn Williams, Mystic
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Date: 12/26/18 5:06 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Razorbills
Five Razorbills at Ocean Beach Park in New London. All flying west close to shore with two landing very close.

Glenn Williams and Phil Rusch
Mystic


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Date: 12/25/18 5:10 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrine, Hamden
N. Lake Dr. antenna, Hamden, Connecticut, Christmas afternoon.

Peregrine Falcon checking things out.

Video on the Connecticut Audubon Facebook page. New scope works pretty well, tx, Fat Robin!

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Date: 12/25/18 4:58 pm
From: Liz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
We believe we saw a Goshawk on Sunday in Southbury, as well.
Liz Skinski


-----Original Message-----
>From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>Sent: Dec 25, 2018 10:28 AM
>To: <ctbirds...>
>Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
>
>Yours is even a little older than the one we saw in Fairfield county. You can see the one we saw here on IG
>
>https://www.instagram.com/viewfindhers/p/Brx35LoAKih/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=vm4pq5axfwbe
>
>
>Christina Cole
>
>> On Dec 25, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Sam Simon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I had a young goshawk Monday at Long Beach in Fairfield. eBird checklist with photos and description is here:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50922996
>>
>> I'm a birder from Virginia visiting family for the holidays; I've never seen this bird before and I was hesitant to call it, so any input you have is appreciated!
>>
>> ~Sam Simon
>> Fairfield
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Date: 12/25/18 1:48 pm
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Niantic Redhead, Catbird
Male REDHEAD in with mixed Scaup flock in lower Niantic River, seen from Pine Grove neighborhood in Niantic (East Lyme). A lingering CATBIRD was hanging out in shrubby area of same neighborhood.

Brendan Murtha
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Date: 12/25/18 10:13 am
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
Sam,

I was also hesitant to call my Goshawk from Milford without obtaining photos and only having a detailed written description. However, the individual you photographed is of the exact same bird that I had at Milford, which is only across the river from Long Beach where you had yours. I noted the heavy damaged tail feathers, and your photos demonstrate that perfectly.

Great find!

-Matt Bell
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel

> On Dec 25, 2018, at 10:28, Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Yours is even a little older than the one we saw in Fairfield county. You can see the one we saw here on IG
>
> https://www.instagram.com/viewfindhers/p/Brx35LoAKih/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=vm4pq5axfwbe
>
>
> Christina Cole
>
>> On Dec 25, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Sam Simon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I had a young goshawk Monday at Long Beach in Fairfield. eBird checklist with photos and description is here:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50922996
>>
>> I'm a birder from Virginia visiting family for the holidays; I've never seen this bird before and I was hesitant to call it, so any input you have is appreciated!
>>
>> ~Sam Simon
>> Fairfield
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Date: 12/25/18 7:29 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
Yours is even a little older than the one we saw in Fairfield county. You can see the one we saw here on IG

https://www.instagram.com/viewfindhers/p/Brx35LoAKih/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=vm4pq5axfwbe


Christina Cole

> On Dec 25, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Sam Simon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I had a young goshawk Monday at Long Beach in Fairfield. eBird checklist with photos and description is here:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50922996
>
> I'm a birder from Virginia visiting family for the holidays; I've never seen this bird before and I was hesitant to call it, so any input you have is appreciated!
>
> ~Sam Simon
> Fairfield
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Date: 12/25/18 7:24 am
From: Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
We had one at Milford Coastal Center this past Saturday morning.  Sighted by Matt Bell and confirmed by tall Paul lol can't remember his last name. 

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On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Sam Simon via CTBirds<ctbirds...> wrote: I had a young goshawk Monday at Long Beach in Fairfield. eBird checklist with photos and description is here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50922996

I'm a birder from Virginia visiting family for the holidays; I've never seen this bird before and I was hesitant to call it, so any input you have is appreciated!

~Sam Simon
Fairfield
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Date: 12/25/18 7:17 am
From: Sam Simon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk - Fairfield
I had a young goshawk Monday at Long Beach in Fairfield. eBird checklist with photos and description is here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50922996

I'm a birder from Virginia visiting family for the holidays; I've never seen this bird before and I was hesitant to call it, so any input you have is appreciated!

~Sam Simon
Fairfield
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Date: 12/25/18 6:56 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jeff Wells - BirdCallsRadio


Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Dr. Jeff Wells. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Merry Christmas & Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
https://kymrygroup.com/
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Date: 12/24/18 12:30 pm
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Female King Eider Hammonasset
As of 3:22pm the only eider sp. present off of Meig’s Point is a sleeping female Common.

A note to those attempting to differentiate these highly similar species: female Kings are smaller than Commons and have chevrons instead of barring on their flanks. Common Eider also overall have a more anvil-shaped head. The bills are also different shades, as are the overall colors of the birds, but depending on light conditions there can be some overlap.

-Matt Bell
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel

> On Dec 24, 2018, at 13:04, Dave Rauch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Left of Meigs Point jetty
>
> Dave Rauch
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 12/24/18 10:28 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Nelson’s Sparrow
Westport-Sherwood Island SP-
I decided to walk the edge of the model airplane field marsh at high tide earlier and found a Nelson’s Sparrow in the thicket mound. Other highlights include 2 Common Redpolls,4 Savannah, 1 Fox, and 2 Swamp Sparrows and a Golden-crowned Kinglet, which have been absent lately.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 12/24/18 10:05 am
From: Dave Rauch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Female King Eider Hammonasset
Left of Meigs Point jetty

Dave Rauch

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Date: 12/24/18 9:27 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Surf Scoters and Long Tailed Ducks - CT River, Old Saybrook, Dec 24, 2018
This morning I visited the CT River at Saybrook Point and observed 55 Surf Scoters and 35 Long-tailed Ducks.Ebird report is below.
I also looked for the Barrows Goldeneye at Cornfield point without success.
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook

Fort Saybrook Monument Park, Middlesex, Connecticut, US
Dec 24, 2018 10:08 AM - 10:28 AM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Surf Scoter  55
Long-tailed Duck  35
Bufflehead  18
Red-breasted Merganser  8
Ring-billed Gull  60
Herring Gull  2
Common Loon  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50919902

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

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Date: 12/24/18 9:22 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole - Old Saybrook Yard
We have a Baltimore Oriole visiting our feeders this morning along with about 18 other species.Oriole is feeding on the fruit in the Fruit/Nut mix.
Ebird report with photos attached.
Jim and Jan SherwonitOld Saybrook
Home_Old Saybroo k- 2nd Ave - 41.3224x-72.3607, Middlesex, Connecticut, USDec 24, 2018 11:39 AM - 1:39 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    Birds in yard and at feeders
19 species

Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  4
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  13
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  9
White-throated Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  2
Baltimore Oriole  1    Coming to feeders for the seed/fruit mix
Northern Cardinal  4
House Sparrow  7

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Date: 12/23/18 1:13 pm
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford County birds
There was a first winter Iceland Gull loafing among 100 or so commoners on the small dike by the Batterson Pond boat ramp. The parking area and dike are in New Britain though most of the lake is in Farmington. Lots of other gulls on the lake.

A large congregation of Canada Geese included a Cackling at Fisher Meadow park in Avon just now.

Have not noticed any reports on the Saybrook Point Barrow’s Goldeneye but I saw him mid morning today.

Jamie Meyers
Canton CT

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Date: 12/23/18 10:11 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/23 Stamford end of Shippan Avenue 7:32-9:11 1,3,3,1,2,3,2,4,1,2,4, 26 total. Flying east, west and some landing.
Patrick Dugan Al Collins
Stamford

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Date: 12/23/18 7:37 am
From: Peary Stafford via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grosbeaks in Warren
Just had a very brief visit from what appeared to be about 4 Evening
Grosbeaks at our feeders in Warren. Hard to get a firm count as they
insisted on hiding in nearby hemlocks.
Peary and BK Stafford
Warren
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Date: 12/22/18 3:23 pm
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Pt - Harlequin Duck
12/22 - Highlights at Greenwich Point in Greenwich today included a
Harlequin Duck and two Common Eiders

Peter DeGennaro
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Date: 12/22/18 1:12 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point Razorbills
While doing a 4 hour vigil in hopes of snagging the RI Frigatebird for CT
(no such luck) we had a conservative count of 11 Razorbills, some very
close in. eBird report later.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/22/18 12:35 pm
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/22 7:22am Stamford Shippan Pt end of Shippan Ave. 2 at 7:22 1-7:47 1-8:13 1-8:32 1-9:01
Patrick Dugan Al Collins
Stamford

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Date: 12/22/18 10:59 am
From: pedrodyl via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry

Following up with Dave's report, on the way back we had around 140 Razorbills! 108 in NY, mostly near Plum Island, and 31 in CT scattered about. They didn't seem to be flying in any particular direction. No murres or Gannets on the way back.

Dylan Pedro
Waterford

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Date: 12/22/18 10:13 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Frigatebird stays course.
Ok so I was on my way to work Friday thinking I was crazy. Look up and see this bird flying and I was like that is shaped just like the frigates when I went to Mexico. And then got lost in thought about Mexico lol and how I wished I had had a bigger lens back then to get better pictures of them! Cool to know I actually saw what I thought!

Christina Cole

> On Dec 22, 2018, at 11:53 AM, Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Still over land, still heading west. Last seen in Matunuck, RI.
>
> More ID nfo - juvenile - white face with dark eye. All dark otherwise except for hour glass white pattern from face to belly, pinched in black below neck in armpit area. Seems to rule out other frigatebird species. Face and neck very white.
>
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> Mystic
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Date: 12/22/18 8:33 am
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipmunk at Feeder
Fifth day in a row of a chipmunk eating seed on the ground near feeders.
Pat Bailey
Sherman, CT

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Date: 12/22/18 8:12 am
From: Michael Ashley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bears are awake
Hello everyone,
I woke up this morning to find that the bear had ripped down and chewed on
my bird feeder. This warm weather must have woken them up. Beware if you
usually have issues with bears.

Michael Aronson
Farmington
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Date: 12/22/18 7:31 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Prints
Hi All -- looking for a last minute gift? I was lucky enough to win four lovely prints at the Hartford Audubon teacup auction and realize I have nowhere to hang them, so I thought I'd offer them to our birding community. Two are signed prints by Keith Mueller 12" x 14": the 1999 Rhode Island duck stamp of common eiders, and the 2002 Rhode Island duck stamp of white-winged scoters. There are a few marks on the edges but the prints themselves are pristine. The other two prints are pristine, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 color duck prints "Meline-Bull Spring" by Sherrie Russell Meline, and " "Soule Mates - Spring Woodies" by Richard Clifton.


I'm thinking $100 for all 4, or make me an offer. I can email photos. I'm going to donate the proceeds to the COA. Call or email


Sarah Faulkner 860-543-1280

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Date: 12/22/18 6:47 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle
12/22 Juv Bald Eagle over RTE 80 and my street. Dam, missed it for the Christmas count.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven
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Date: 12/22/18 5:31 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7am ferry to Orient Point
Currently in NY. On the ourward journey from New London we had over 30
Razorbills and a Common Murre in CT waters. Roughly half that number of
Razorbills in NY waters. Awaiting the return.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/22/18 4:12 am
From: Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Cornfield Point Barrow's
Note to all-there is no public parking allowed anywhere on Cornfield Point in the vicinity of where the Barrow's has been seen. There is one spot to park located at the intersection of Hartlands Dr. and Pratt Rd. Then a long walk to the end of Billows Rd and left on West shore.Bird should also be visible by scope from the Town Beach Pavilion if you walk out onto the beach and look to the left. John Ogren

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Date: 12/21/18 5:09 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dovekie record photos, etc
Hi all, here is a link to record shots of today's Stonington Point Dovekie:

https://www.shorebirder.com/2018/12/ct-dovekie.html

As Dave mentioned, first thing tomorrow may offer another chance at seeing
alcids from land (or ferry) in CT. Today's foggy conditions on the coast
likely prevented some of these birds from reorienting themselves out of
Long Island Sound. I would imagine that any remaining birds would bail ASAP
if visibility is decent in the morning, with the exception of a weakened
bird or a few Razorbills that tend to winter in local waters anyway.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 12/21/18 4:38 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point eBird checklist
Here's a link to the eBird checklist for Stonington Point today. 15
Razorbills and 1 Dovekie. A few photos of the Razorbills. Nick got a shot
of the Dovekie flying directly away. We had very close views of it as it
landed on the water just feet off the end of the point.

Get out early tomorrow, there will be alcids still in the area at dawn no
doubt.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50849736

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/21/18 10:44 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enders Island Dovekie
Just had a Dovekie fly in , land and promptly disappear. From the Stone Chapel at Enders Island in Mystic.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 12/21/18 9:44 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DOVEKIE Stonington Pt
1237pm Dovekie landed briefly at tip of Stonington Pt, flew westward out of view.

Nick Bonomo, Dave Provencher, Tamborras

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Date: 12/21/18 8:57 am
From: Robert DeCandido PhD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1918 CBC CT: Hartford, Bristol, Norwalk etc.
South Windsor, Conn. 27 December 1918; 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Partly
cloudy; with occasional flurries of snow; wind west, light; temp.
30f. 10 miles. Herring Gull, 4; Black Duck, 5; Red-shouldered Hawk,
2; Sparrow Hawk [American Kestrel], 1; Ruffed Grouse, 1; Screech Owl,
1; Hairy Woodpecker, 3; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Horned Lark, 45; Blue
Jay, 8; Crow, 300; Starling, 25; Red-wing Blackbird, 1; Purple Finch,
15; Goldfinch, 20; White-throated Sparrow, 1; Tree Sparrow, 250;
Junco, 15; Swamp Sparrow, 1; Song Sparrow, 12; Brown Creeper, 7;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 6; Chickadee, 15, Total, 23 species, about
772 individuals. C.W. VIBERT.

Hartford, Conn. 25 December 1918; 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Cloudy; light
mist; no wind; ground bare; temp, 45f. Sparrow Hawk, 8; Barred Owl,
1; Screech Owl, 1; Hairy Woodpecker, 7; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Blue
Jay, 26; American Crow, 40; Starling, 255; Goldfinch, 49; Tree
Sparrow, 65; Slate-colored Junco, 103; Song Sparrow, 3;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 5; Chickadee, 15+. Total, 14 species, 616
individuals. CLIFFORD M. CASE.

Hartford, Conn. (North from this city beside the Connecticut River
several miles, and in the meadows and woodland adjacent to said
river). 25 December 1918; 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. cloudy all forenoon, to
clear in afternoon; temp. 38f to 49f; wind light, and changeable
throughout the day; ground bare and muddy, following a very heavy
rain all night previous. About 10 miles. Herring Gull, 6; Black Duck,
6; Red-shouldered Hawk, 1; Sparrow Hawk [American Kestrel], 2;
Screech Owl, 1; Hairy Woodpecker, 2; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Horned
Lark, (one flock) 50+; Blue Jay, 6; American Crow, 1000+; Starling,
200+; Purple Finch. 10; Goldfinch, 75 +; White-throated Sparrow, 1;
Tree Sparrow, 300+; Slate-colored Junco, (one flock) 50+; Song
Sparrow, (unusually plentiful) 20+; Swamp Sparrow, 1; Brown Creeper,
4; White-breasted Nuthatch, 5; Chickadee, 15+; Total, 21 species,
1760+ individuals. Redpolls, Pine Grosbeak and Pileated Woodpeckers
reported here recently, but not seen today. GEO. T. GRISWOLD.

West Hartford, Conn. 22 December 1918; 7 to 12 A.M. and 3 to 4.30
P.M. Cloudy forenoon, Rain afternoon. Light wind; ground bare, temp.
up to 55f. Nine mile tramp, Ruffed Grouse, 2; Hairy Woodpecker, 1;
Northern Pileated Woodpecker, 2; Blue Jay, 3; American Crow, 300;
Starling, 150; Goldfinch, 130; Tree Sparrow, 21; Junco, 25; Song
Sparrow, 1; Chickadee, 6. Total, 11 species, 641individuals. EDWARD H. MUNGER.

Bristol, Conn. (Edgewood District and northwest quadrant of city). 25
December 1918; 7.20 A.M. to 4.50 P.M. Cloudy with mist and fog on
elevated territory; ground bare; trees and bushes dripping; a faint
breath of air east; temp. 40f at start, 44f at return. Began to clear
at noon; southwest breeze changing to brisk from northwest and
slightly cloudy at return. Hairy Woodpecker 2; Downy Woodpecker, 2;
Blue Jay, 19; Crow, 10; Starling, 45; Goldfinch 182+; White-throated
Sparrow, 1; Tree Sparrow, 2; Song Sparrow, 2; Winter Wren, 1;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 5; Chickadee 25. Total, 12 species, 296
individuals. ELBERT E. SMITH and FRANK BRUEN.

New London, Conn. 26 December 1918; 9.20 A.M. to 4 P.M. Snowing, very
little wind; temp. 38f at start. Seven miles on foot. Hoelbell's
[Red-necked] Grebe, 1; Horned Grebe, 9; Herring Gull, 182;
Ring-billed Gull, 2; Scaup Duck, 10; Kingfisher, 1; Goldfinch, 1;
Tree Sparrow, 23; Song Sparrow, 6; Chickadee, 11. Total, 10 species,
246 individuals. FRANCES M. GRAVES.

Birdcraft Sanctuary to Fairfield Beach, Conn. 25 December 1918;
sunrise to sunset; Fair, temp. 42f, ground bare. Herring Gull, 300;
Red-breasted Merganser, 1; Lesser Scaup, 1; Old-squaw, 70; Surf
Scoter, 5; White-winged Scoter, 200; English Pheasant, 2;
Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1; Sparrow Hawk [American Kestrel], 2; Barred
Owl, 2; Kingfisher, 1; Hairy Woodpecker, 3; Downy Woodpecker, 5; Blue
Jay, 7; Crow, 9; Starling, 250; Meadowlark, 2; Goldfinch, 14;
White-throated Sparrow, 11; Junco, 15; Song Sparrow, 7; Fox Sparrow,
3; Winter Wren, 1; Brown Creeper, 3; White-breasted Nuthatch, 2;
Chickadee 6; Golden-crowned Kinglet, 2; Robin, 3. Total, 28 species,
928 individuals. FRANK NORAK Warden.

Norwalk, Conn. 24 December 1918; 7 to 11 A.M. Cloudy; ground bare;
wind northeast, very light; temp. 38f to 44f. Horned Grebe, 4; Great
Black-backed Gull, 2; Herring Gull, 47; Red-breasted Merganser, 2;
Black Duck, 2; Scaup Duck, 34: Golden-eye Duck, 42; Bufflehead Duck,
5; Old-squaw, 36; Great Blue Heron, 1; Downy Woodpecker, 2; Horned
Lark, 9; Blue Jay, 4; Crow, 39; Starling, 13; Meadowlark, 4; Snow
Bunting, 56; Tree Sparrow, 8; Field Sparrow, 2; Junco, 6; Song
Sparrow, 3; Pipit, 1; Brown Creeper, 1; White-breasted Nuthatch, 2;
Chickadee, 8. Total, 25 species, 329 individuals. The Pipit was in
company with the Horned Larks. Its presence was first detected by its
call note. Later it was observed from about 100 feet. ARETAS A. SAUNDERS.
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Date: 12/21/18 8:48 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill event Stonington point.
Russ Smiley Nick Bonomo and I have had a minimum of ten razorbills at
Stonington point.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/21/18 8:12 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills Stonington Point
At least two razorbills actively feeding off of end of Stonington point.

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Date: 12/21/18 8:03 am
From: Kevin Rogers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill Stonington Point
Extralimital but related to Dave Provencher's recent report: Chris Raithel
reported a big movement of Razorbills (groups of 8-12 every few seconds)
off Watch Hill, RI.

Kevin Rogers
Stonington

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> Razorbill very close to the point Stonington point.
>
> Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/21/18 7:58 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill Stonington Point
Razorbill very close to the point Stonington point.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/21/18 7:36 am
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI Razorbill flight
I just read a report from RI birders that a huge flight of Razorbills is heading west today along RI beaches: Weakapaug, Watch Hill. So, watch the CT shoreline!

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 12/21/18 7:26 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI Razorbill flight
Extralimital from w. RI coast 12/20:

“From Chris Raithel:
A remarkable and perhaps record-setting flight of Razorbills is occurring this morning along the western coast of RI. There were groups of ~ten flying past Weekapaug Breachway, all heading west. I drove to the Watch Hill lighthouse, where groups of 8 - 15 were flying west, about every 5 - 20 seconds. After 5 minutes, there were about 600 Razorbills that flew west. The flight is continuing at this moment, with some Razorbills as close as 30 feet from the shoreline.
Razorbills are counted as they fly in front of me.

CT birders might head to the coast!”

I’m at the Stratford coast- in an hour so far 5 COMMON EIDERS, 1 NORTHERN GANNET, 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS.

Frank Mantlik

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Date: 12/20/18 1:09 pm
From: Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] female Canvasback @ Hartford Reservoir #6 West Hartford at 14:00 this afternoon
Canvasback was previously unreported at the MDC Hartford Reservoir #6 in
West Hartford, CT (Rt. 44). It was there with Ring-necked Duck,
Bufflehead, and Common Goldeneyes (including a male) mixed in with a large
group of Canada Geese at the quiet north end of the reservoir.

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Date: 12/20/18 12:46 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Eider, Milford 12/20/18
From Steve Spector, 12/20/18, a hen Common Eider spent the day just outside Milford harbor
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Date: 12/20/18 10:33 am
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Saybrook Barrow’s Goldeneye
Saybrook: the Barrow’s Goldeneye drake continues in very close with 3 Common Goldeneye. Viewing is good, waters very calm. 1 Point Road, just a bit west of Cornfield Point viewing area. Cannot be seen from the Cornfield PT viewing area.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 12/20/18 9:30 am
From: Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] What photos I need for my book
Hi all! I posted that I needed photos for my new book, here is a list of
what I need.
Birds with an asterisk means I have a photo but bad quality

Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard*
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
White winged and Black scoter
Bufflehead
Common and Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey (If I get a photo of one I will reply to everyone)
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon*
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
American White Pelican
Least Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Sharp-shinned Hawk*
Cooper's Hawk*
Broad-winged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden- Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Red Knot
Sanderling
Purple Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper*
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Parastic Jaeger
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser-black backed Gull
Great black backed Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow and black billed Cuckoo
Eastern screech Owl
Great horned owl*
Long eared Owl
Northern saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Eastern whip- poor Will
Ruby-throated Hummingbird*
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow bellied sapsucker*
Hairy Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Monk Parakeet*
Eastern-wood pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great crested Flycatcher
Eastern and Western Flycatcher
Northern Shrike
White-eyed, Yellow throated, Blue headed, Warbling, Philadelphia and
Red-eyed Vireo
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern-rough winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow*
Cliff and Cave Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House, Winter, Marsh, Carolina Wren
Blue- gray Gnatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird*
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
American Pipit
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing*
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Ovenbird*
Louisiana and Northern Waterthrush
Golden and Blue-winged Warbler
Black and white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat*
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler*
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow*
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Summer and Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak*
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Bobolink*
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole*
Pine Grosbeak
Both crossbill species
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak
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Tony Belejack
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Date: 12/20/18 9:26 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks in Washington CT in 1947
Doing research at Newspapers.com for my local Gunn Historical Museum I came upon an AP article from Washington, Conn in the Hartford Courant of Jan. 20, 1947 entitled "Evening Grosbeaks Tell Canadian Winter Story". The article said that on Jan. 19, 1947 "... 25 of them at the home of Miss Anne Vaningen and five more at the home of Mrs. Bertha Beecher Ney gobbled a supply of sunflower seeds that had been put out for them. They also have been observed pecking at maple seeds, at dried grapes still clinging to vines and at apples...".  This article also reported that last time Evening Grosbeaks had been seen was in 1942.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT

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Date: 12/20/18 9:06 am
From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, Penfield Beach
The female Tufted Duck continues in the raft of Lesser Scaup and two
Redheads at Penfield Beach in Fairfield. The water is nice and calm today
providing great scope views of the raft.

There were also several White-winged and Black Scoters around, as well as
Long-tailed Ducks, Bufflehead, and Goldeneye.

Also extremely large numbers of Long-tailed Ducks and Common Goldeneye
continue at Penfield Reef, but I couldn't pick out anything unusual there
today.

James Purcell
Fairfield
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Date: 12/20/18 7:36 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canvasback in Menunketesuck River, Westbrook
A first for me in this river. A lone canvasback is in the river just south of where the Route 1 bridge crosses it. It is all private property south of the bridge, but it can be seen from the bridge, at the moment, and there is possibly parking at nearby businesses along Route 1.


M Komara

Westbrook
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Date: 12/19/18 1:33 pm
From: Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shovelers
Jalna Jaeger Norwalk, 2 shovelers continue at the Toilsome end of 14 acre
pond.
Eurasion widgeon seen yesterday in marsh across from 14 acre, visible from
stonybrook road. Bobcat seen there by pond neighbors!
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Date: 12/18/18 5:19 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Creepers galore in New Haven


Paul Desjardins
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Paul, normally I come across one or two creepers when birding in their habitat. But sometimes one gets lucky. I once saw 13 in one day in West Hartford!

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 12/18/18 4:11 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No Shrike Today
At Anderson rd ,  Morris . Birders there from morning thru  mid afternoon  with no luck .Ed Haesche .Guilford

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Date: 12/18/18 3:57 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Creepers galore in New Haven
I just saw my third Brown Creeper in less than a week in New Haven ...  all without really trying.  Different locations each time, mostly incidental observations while exercising.  Today’s was on the Giant Steps portion of East Rock Park, after the first bend of the road.
Not an everyday occurrence in this neck of the woods.  Is this normal migration, or are creepers somewhat irruptive?
As they say, “Jeepers, creepers ...”
Paul SmithNew Haven


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Date: 12/18/18 1:00 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] John Kricher - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest John Kricher. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Merry Christmas & Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk
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Date: 12/18/18 10:59 am
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sharp shinned hawk
A sharp shinned hawk dived at the birds at my feeder today around 1.45pm, but missed getting any prey. He then flew to a nearby tree where he sat quietly for a few minutes. This is the first time I have seen a hawk coming to attack birds at my feeders. It was pretty cool to watch!

Gillian Smits
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Date: 12/18/18 8:41 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange backyard -Brown Creeper
12/18
Orange backyard:
1 Brown Creeper on tree with feeder, continuing much of morning in the yard.
American Goldfinches, Black capped Chickadees, Blue Jays swooping in for
peanuts and dried mealworms, Juncos, Downy woodpecker, Red bellied
woodpecker, Mourning Doves, 5 Wild turkeys this morning, but the flock was
up to 28 the other day, White throated sparrows, Song sparrow among my
regular visitors.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 12/18/18 7:22 am
From: Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck continues Captains Cove Bridgeport 10:19 AM
With Lesser Scaup to the right just as you enter Captains Cove parking lot.

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Date: 12/17/18 6:55 pm
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Christmas Bird Count Results
Hartford Christmas Bird Count - preliminary results from December 16th - 83 species.  Highlights include Greater White-fronted Goose, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Black and Turkey Vulture, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow.  An estimated 19,000 crows in the Hartford crow roost.Jay Kaplan, Compiler

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Date: 12/17/18 6:51 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pics ,Capt Cove Marina, Bprt.
Tufted duck from Arthur st, Red-throated Loon from East end Pavilion
Ed Haesche Guilford


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Date: 12/17/18 11:43 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Request for Atlas Photos
The Connecticut Bird Atlas is a collaborative effort of the Atlas Team (with CT DEEP and University of Connecticut), the eight regional coordinators, and 700 volunteer field observers throughout Connecticut. This statewide atlas will be the basis of a talk I am giving at the January 10, 2019 New Haven Bird Club indoor meeting (Whitney Center, Hamden). The talk, “Connecticut Bird Atlas: Year One Progress Report”, focuses on the 2018 atlas field work on breeding birds in the state. It will include stories from volunteer field observers and be illustrated with species maps from the 1980s Connecticut Breeding Bird Atlas and the 2018 modern maps, and also with year 2018 photographs confirming evidence of breeding. Atlasers know that the breeding evidence includes observations of birds carrying nest material or nest-building, occupied nests, nests with eggs or young, recently fledged young, and adults carrying food or feeding young.

I’ve already received some excellent photos of breeding evidence, and these have been published in the October issue of The Connecticut Warbler. I welcome the sharing of additional photos of evidence of confirmed breeding, and I am particularly interested in the following:

*ducks, geese, or swans occupying nests or their nests with eggs or young

*rail adults with young

*Least Tern and Piping Plover occupying nest or feeding young

*recently fledged heron young

*hawks occupying nests

*woodpecker occupied nest cavities

*American Kestrel nest box with adults or young visible

*flycatchers feeding young

*vireo nests

*swallow nests with young

*wren nests

*thrush nests

*mockingbird and thrasher nests

*wood warbler breeding evidence of any sort

*sparrow nests

*occupied nest of Baltimore Oriole and Orchard Oriole

Photographers will be recognized in the talk for their photographic work, and more importantly the photos will be shared with Chris Elphick and Min Huang of the Atlas Team as an important record of breeding in the state.

Please send photos to me at the following email address, and include the date and location (definitely the town, also if appropriate the forest, park, or wildlife management area, or the eBird hotspot).

Your photo contributions are greatly appreciated.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 12/17/18 10:59 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike
Morris- Andersen Road -across from small pond, continuing, Seen atop tall tree on north side of the road and then on the south side of road. Not being seen now.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 12/17/18 9:39 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CBC Help for Saturday, December 22 Stratford-Milford Circle


Now that "Black Sunday" (8 CBCs in one day!) is over, please consider helping out during this Saturday's Stratford-Milford Count.  A lot of Area Captains are away next weekend.  Help, especially 2-4 hours of coverage late morning to afternoon, is needed in a number of areas.  These areas are some of the better birding spots in the State:  Milford Point.  Silver Sands. Caswell Cove.  Seaside Park. 

For those with some holiday cash, there's the "Mariner's Delight" (Don't you love Cross Sound's Marketing?).  You can buy a ticket to Port Jeff and stay on the ferry and return for a one-way pedestrian fare.  The Circle extends well into the LIS. 
Coverage throughout the day is key and species totals and compositions will change.  Highest totals will be credited from each area report.  There's no formal compilation.  Results can come to me in any form, from mail and email to eBird.

Count week starts Thursday so keep those CTBirds reports coming.

Please contact me if you have a few hours or the whole day, to spare.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Mayo
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Date: 12/17/18 9:34 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1908 CBC and Wilhelmina Knowles in Washington, CT
There is reference to Wilhelmina Knowles in the archives of the Gunn Historical Museum here in Washington, CT. She wrote nature columns for newspapers in Waterbury and New Milford, CT
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
https://gunnhistoricalmuseum.pastperfectonline.com/byperson?keyword=Knowles%2C+Wilhelmina%2C+Miss
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Date: 12/17/18 9:19 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Area K (parts of Washington, Woodbury and Roxbury, CT), Woodbury-Roxbury CBC 15 December 2-18
I've been enjoying Manhattan Birder Bob's posts as well.  Can you imagine what those people could have done with a sweet pair of Swarovski's?

Steve Mayo

Bethany


On Monday, December 17, 2018, 12:01:54 PM EST, John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Loved Robert DeCandido posting on the 1908 CBC results in Washington, CT. The parts of Washington, CT Tom Zissu and your truly covered on Saturday, 15 Dec 2018, in Area K of the Woodbury-Roxbury CBC lacked Brown Creeper and Golden-crowned Kinglet from the 1908 CBC. We did not see many birds on Saturday, no snow cover to concentrate the birds where the food might be, Just 29 species counted in Area K. Highlights were singles:  Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren (heard), and Gray Catbird (heard).
David W Babington
Washington, CT
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Date: 12/17/18 9:01 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Area K (parts of Washington, Woodbury and Roxbury, CT), Woodbury-Roxbury CBC 15 December 2-18
Loved Robert DeCandido posting on the 1908 CBC results in Washington, CT. The parts of Washington, CT Tom Zissu and your truly covered on Saturday, 15 Dec 2018, in Area K of the Woodbury-Roxbury CBC lacked Brown Creeper and Golden-crowned Kinglet from the 1908 CBC. We did not see many birds on Saturday, no snow cover to concentrate the birds where the food might be, Just 29 species counted in Area K. Highlights were singles:  Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren (heard), and Gray Catbird (heard).
David W Babington
Washington, CT
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Date: 12/17/18 7:52 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pomfret Shrike
A Northern Shrike is being seen at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret. In the shrubs at the edge of the large field just east of the center 218 Day Road in Pomfret.

Patrick Comins, Connecticut Audubon Society



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Date: 12/17/18 6:58 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, Captain’s Cove continues
12/17 - female Tufted Duck continues at Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport. With Scaup and at least 2 Redhead at western entrance T 9:30
Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Date: 12/17/18 6:54 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury-Roxbury CBC Highlights
Hello everyone,

We're waiting for a few key areas to submit their counts still, but our
preliminary total is 78 species and 1 count week species (Long-eared Owl).
Highlights for our inland count include : 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS (Roxbury), 1
NORTHERN PINTAIL, BUFFLEHEAD, WILSON'S SNIPE (New Milford), NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, GRAY CATBIRD, FIELD SPARROW, 15+ SWAMP
SPARROWS, PINE SISKINS, and 3 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

We're hoping the other areas of the CBC observed some the rest of us missed
like Eastern Towhee, Turkey Vulture, or any of the 3 falcon species.

Good birding,
Ken Elkins
Southbury, CT
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Date: 12/17/18 6:44 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Highlights of Derby/Oxford CBC, area f
Adding to Frank's Highlights of the Oxford CBC, Phil Robbins, Glen Somogie
and I counted in the Shelton/Monroe area. Our surprise was a drake
NORTHERN PINTAIL hanging out with an assortment of Mallards, American Black
Ducks, and farm geese on a small horse farm.
The only 2 songbirds that seemed active in the rain were Black-capped
Chickadees and Cedar Waxwings- with over 120 waxwings found in just 3
feeding flocks. 1 Swamp Sparrow, and only 4 Eastern Bluebirds.

On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 7:49 AM FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
> Lynn Jones, Jeff Severino, and I had a soggy but productive day birding
> along the Housatonic River and at Schreiber's Farm in Derby & Oxford,
> yesterday. Highlights included a Pied-billed Grebe Lynn found by the
> spillway, a late- afternoon, Merlin, 5 Bald Eagles, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2
> Belted Kingfishers, 3 Hermit Thrushes, 8 Field Sparrows, 8 Swamp Sparrows
> (can be tough inland), a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and 2 Ravens (getting
> more common). We also found 4 Eastern Bluebirds. Their numbers seem
> depressed the last few years. Our area total was 41, low for us, but given
> the weather...Sadly, It looks like our beloved Schreiber's Farm is for
> sale. The good news is the town may buy it. The bad news, it may become
> ballfields, and it would be a shame to lose this unique valley.
>
>
> Frank Gallo, Milford
>
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Date: 12/17/18 6:29 am
From: Robert DeCandido PhD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1908 CBC CT: Middletown, Waterbury etc.
Middletown, Conn. 20 December 1908; 1.30 to 5.30 p.m. Cloudy; about
two inches of snow on ground; wind north, light; temp., 28f. Downy
Woodpecker, 2; Blue Jay, 2; Crow, 4; Cowbird, 3; Tree Sparrow, 36;
Junco, 4; White-breasted Nuthatch, 4; Chickadee, 15; Golden-crowned
Kinglet, 4. Total, 9 species, 74 individuals. Herring Gulls, Song
Sparrows, Purple Finches, Redpolls, Flickers and Meadowlarks are also
present, but were not seen this walk. Edward H. Perkins.

Waterbury, Conn., to Waterville and Brown's Farm. 26 December 1908.
7.25 to 8.10 a.m.; 9.45 A.M. to 12.10 P.M. Clear till noon; ground
bare in some sunny places; wind northwest; temp., 29f to 37f. Downy
Woodpecker, 1; Blue Jay, 4; Crow, 9; Goldfinch (heard); Pine Siskin,
1; Tree Sparrow, 1; Junco, 20; White-breasted Nuthatch, 1; Chickadee,
6; Bluebird, 6. Total, 10 species, 50 individuals. Norman B. Pilling
and H. G. Anderson.

Washington, Conn. 27 December 1908. 9 to 9.30 a.m. Fair; ground
covered with light snow; no wind; temp., 34f. Brown Creeper, 1;
White-breasted Nuthatch, 2; Chickadee, 4; Golden-crowned Kinglet.
While riding on the trolley, between New Haven and Bridgeport, on
December 26, saw two Herring Gulls, five Meadowlarks and one Crow.
Wilhelmina C. Knowles.

Westville, Conn. 25 December 1908. Forenoon. Clear to cloudy; ground
partly snow-covered; wind southwest, light. Hawk, 1; Downy
Woodpecker, 3; Blue Jay, 7; Crow, 4; English Starling, 5; Purple
Finch, 5; Goldfinch, 9; Tree Sparrow, 4; Junco, 40; Song Sparrow, 4;
Fox Sparrow, 8; Brown Creeper, 1; White-breasted Nuthatch, 3;
Chickadee, 11. Total, 14 species, 105 individuals. Mrs. C. A. Dykeman.

New London, Conn. 26 December 1908. 9.30 a.m. to 2.20 p.m. Light,
west breeze; temp., 55f. Horned Grebe, 18; Herring Gull, 148;
American Golden-eye, 80; Flicker, 1; Shore [Horned] Lark, 8; Crow,
22; Meadowlark, 24; Goldfinch, 1; Pine Siskin, 13; White-throated
Sparrow, 1; Song Sparrow, 3; Brown Creeper, 3; Chickadee, 3; Robin,
2; Bluebird, 4. Total, 15 species, 331 individuals. Frances M. Graves.

Bristol, Conn. 25 December 1908. 9 a.m. to 12.15 P.M. Light clouds,
increasing to shower of rain and sleet at 12 M.; three inches snow;
wind southwest to south, very light at noon; temp., 32f to 48f at
noon. Hairy Woodpecker, 1; Downy Woodpecker, 1; Blue Jay, 11; Crow,
6; Redpoll, 175; Goldfinch, 3; Tree Sparrow, 75; Junco, 46; Song
Sparrow, 1; White-breasted Nuthatch, 2: Chickadee, 5; Bluebird, 1.
Total, 12 species, 327 individuals. December 23, twenty-five to
thirty White-winged Crossbills, mostly males. Frank Bruen.
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Date: 12/17/18 6:00 am
From: Brian OToole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich-Stamford CBC preliminary results 12/16
12/16 - Despite challenging weather conditions for our dedicated observers and and many big misses, the Greenwich-Stamford CBC tallied 103 species as of last night. Highlight species were Common Eider, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, White-winged and Black Scoters, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Greater Yellowlegs, Horned Lark, Black-headed Gull (continues at Greenwich Point), Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-crowned, Field, Fox and Savannah Sparrows, Eastern Towhee, Rusty Blackbird and Pine Siskin. Count week rarities included a male Painted Bunting that was photographed at a private residence feeder in Greenwich (No access for birders unfortunately), a female Harlequin Duck was seen in Stamford and later photographed at Greenwich Point, and a Greater White-fronted Goose in the NY area of the count.

Brian OToole
Danbury

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Date: 12/17/18 5:51 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oops
That's Mattern's dairy not Mattern's diary. Haven't seen Ed's diary
actually...

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/17/18 5:48 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrine in Preston
Adult Peregrine Falcon blasting through our yard and worrying the Starlings
and Pigeons at Mattern's Diary. Been seeing adult Peregrine on and off in
town for months. Makes you wonder where that's hanging out.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/17/18 5:45 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich-Stamford Christmas Bird Count highlights 12/16

Greenwich-Stamford Christmas Bird Count highlights from Sunday 12/16
The rain made finding some of the land birds particularly difficult, we ended up with 103 species reported at the compilation. An additional 3 species were reported afterwards that need confirmation.

Highlights are: White-winged and Black Scoters, Gannet, Northern Goshawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Greater Yellowlegs, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Rusty Blackbird, Pine Siskin, the continuing Black-Headed Gull and Common Eider.

Count period birds included 5 more species including Snow Goose, Harlequin Duck, Painted Bunting, White-Fronted Goose and Pileated Woodpecker.

A few big misses were Turkey Vulture, Pied-bill Grebe, Redhead and Wild Turkey, so we hope to add a few of these for Count Period still to come.

Thanks to all our captains (Mike Warner, Steve Ricker, Ryan Maclean, Paul Plotnick, Drew Panko, Ted Gilman, Matt Popp, Dave Havens, Kevin McGrath, Gary Palmer, Peter Davenport, Mike Aurelia, Jean-Marc Fix, Vanessa David, Frank Guida, Stefan Martin, Meredith Sampson, Brian O’Toole, Tom Burke, Patrick Dugan, and Al Collins), feederwatchers, and the many volunteers. Special thanks to Denise Savageau for coordinating the Potluck Dinner and those who contributed delicious menu items for the dinner, and to Audubon Greenwich for hosting us.

Cynthia Ehlinger

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Date: 12/17/18 4:49 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Highlights of Derby/Oxford CBC, area f
Hi everybody,

Lynn Jones, Jeff Severino, and I had a soggy but productive day birding along the Housatonic River and at Schreiber's Farm in Derby & Oxford, yesterday. Highlights included a Pied-billed Grebe Lynn found by the spillway, a late- afternoon, Merlin, 5 Bald Eagles, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 Belted Kingfishers, 3 Hermit Thrushes, 8 Field Sparrows, 8 Swamp Sparrows (can be tough inland), a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and 2 Ravens (getting more common). We also found 4 Eastern Bluebirds. Their numbers seem depressed the last few years. Our area total was 41, low for us, but given the weather...Sadly, It looks like our beloved Schreiber's Farm is for sale. The good news is the town may buy it. The bad news, it may become ballfields, and it would be a shame to lose this unique valley.


Frank Gallo, Milford

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Date: 12/17/18 4:24 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Westport CBC highlights 12/16
Count week rarities also includes a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

Tina Green
Westport
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> On Dec 16, 2018, at 10:33 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 12/16. Having attended the compilation, I can report on the highlights of today’s Westport CBC. The horrible weather - cold, rain, and wind - did not deter a dedicated core of birders. Of the 111 species recorded, the highlights included: TUFTED DUCK, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, NORTHERN SHOVELER (3), EURASIAN WIGEON, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD (3), COMMON EIDER, all three Scoter species, PURPLE SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, ICELAND and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GREAT EGRET, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, MERLIN (3), PEREGRINE FALCON, HOUSE WREN, PINE SISKIN, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. In addition, Count Week rarities include CACKLING GOOSE and BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (2).
>
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