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3/28/17 5:57 pm John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kent Kestrel
3/28/17 4:04 pm Cynthia Fazekas via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Woodcock - Shelton
3/28/17 3:34 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eisenhower Park, Rusty Blackbirds, Field Sparrows 3/28/17
3/28/17 3:24 pm Christopher Mangels via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden eagle, New Fairfield
3/28/17 1:51 pm Michael via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald eagle, Franklin
3/28/17 1:11 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Osprey
3/28/17 12:15 pm Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gray Ghost in Somers
3/28/17 12:09 pm Colleen Lord via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Osprey and GBH at Mill Pond
3/28/17 10:59 am William Riley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] messerschmidt pond
3/28/17 8:00 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey, Milford Point
3/28/17 5:56 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/28/17 3:47 am Shirley Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Wigeon in Simsbury
3/27/17 8:07 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Night Heron
3/27/17 7:43 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] PINE WARBLERS
3/27/17 2:55 pm Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern towhee & Fox sparrow @ Grass Island Natural Area
3/27/17 10:13 am Brian Kleinman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Pond Suffield
3/27/17 9:42 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bethlehem - Snow Geese
3/27/17 8:48 am Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Collinsville FOY phoebe and pair of buffleheads
3/27/17 7:11 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] possible "Black" Brant, Seaside Park Bpt, 3/26
3/27/17 6:32 am Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yard Birds Burlington - Sharpie vs Fox Sparrow
3/26/17 4:57 pm Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ospreys and Great Egret
3/26/17 4:07 pm Christina Clayton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Lyme-Adult Red-headed Woodpecker
3/26/17 3:41 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bethlehem - Snow Geese
3/26/17 3:36 pm Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Large flock snow and blue geese
3/26/17 2:33 pm Alec Wiggin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown Creeper
3/26/17 2:31 pm Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Ospreys and Great Egret
3/26/17 2:15 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle Brunnell's Pond Bridgeport
3/26/17 1:15 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal
3/26/17 11:14 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury - Red-breasted Merganser
3/26/17 10:38 am Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluebirds on ice
3/26/17 10:19 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 Red-necked Grebes Eastern Point Groton
3/26/17 9:48 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late post Stratford Kingfisher
3/26/17 9:26 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel
3/26/17 9:12 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
3/26/17 8:21 am Alec Wiggin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
3/25/17 5:49 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Derby Tree Swallows
3/25/17 4:36 pm Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Iceland Gulls etc
3/25/17 4:16 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
3/25/17 4:10 pm Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] kestrel, snipe ,woodcock
3/25/17 2:18 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe and others
3/25/17 2:12 pm Jeffrey Sonshine via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich point seawatch
3/25/17 1:08 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Teal, Iceland Gull, and Northern Gannet
3/25/17 1:02 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Westport
3/25/17 12:21 pm Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Razorbill
3/25/17 11:56 am Janet Holt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider at the Cape Cod Canal
3/25/17 11:01 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shelton Osprey, Night Herons, and Cormorants
3/25/17 10:48 am Martha Rice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford - Willet/Phoebe
3/25/17 10:37 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal
3/25/17 10:35 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wesport E.Meadowlark, Kestrel, Snipe
3/25/17 10:33 am Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset Sat. morning
3/25/17 10:20 am Tom Conroy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
3/25/17 10:18 am Lynn Hollinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ring-necked Pheasant
3/25/17 9:44 am Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine warbler
3/25/17 7:10 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe
3/25/17 5:51 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snipe in Storrs
3/25/17 5:30 am Steve Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] LI Sound Seawatching
3/25/17 4:10 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LI Sound Seawatching
3/25/17 4:06 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ICELAND GULL Stratford 3/24
3/24/17 4:45 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbury Snow Geese
3/24/17 4:05 pm Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canton Snow Geese
3/24/17 3:42 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re osprey returning.
3/24/17 3:09 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Wilson's Snipe
3/24/17 1:57 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Blue Herons on nests
3/24/17 1:55 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands controversial buildout halted for now.
3/24/17 11:50 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy Egret and Great Egret, Shell Beach/Leetes Island Rd, Guilford
3/24/17 9:33 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain this morning
3/24/17 8:43 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands Great Egret 3/24/17
3/24/17 8:18 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Egret- silver Sands Milford
3/23/17 3:52 pm Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shoveler
3/23/17 3:09 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Bunting Portland Fairgrounds
3/23/17 2:48 pm Brendan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel
3/23/17 12:10 pm Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Blue Heron
3/23/17 11:48 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey exclamation point
3/23/17 11:04 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A bit off topic- but pertinent -Senator Murphy will speak on Long Island sound-actions that can be taken
3/23/17 10:47 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridgeport Seaside Park - Iceland Gull
3/23/17 7:39 am Michael Ashley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Feeding
3/23/17 6:31 am Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Meadows Recognized as an Important Bird Area
3/22/17 7:22 pm Suzy Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel
3/22/17 6:11 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NE Ct birding, 3-21-17 (Tuesday)
3/22/17 2:44 pm Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gannets
3/22/17 1:31 pm Lawrence Reiter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange Crowned Warbler Mystic
3/22/17 1:26 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Bonaparte's Gulls & Gannets
3/22/17 9:55 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mondo Ponds spring arrivals 3/22/17
3/22/17 9:38 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Three Upcoming Events RE Stratford Point:
3/22/17 9:22 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Off topic
3/22/17 6:49 am Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Special presentation of Long Island Sound’s natural history by Patrick Lynch
3/21/17 4:53 pm Thera And Andy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred owl-woodbridge
3/21/17 3:50 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GBH arrive
3/21/17 1:58 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RIP Chan Robbins (1918-2017)
3/21/17 11:58 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP American Oystercatchers and Bonaparte's Gulls
3/21/17 11:58 am Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
3/21/17 11:10 am Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrow's Goldeneye and Oystercatchers, Tuxis Island
3/21/17 10:48 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratfird seawall
3/21/17 8:06 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kam Gull - No
3/21/17 7:18 am Janet Messick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford supply pond
3/21/17 6:12 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Please Report any flagged or banded shorebirds, especially Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers
3/21/17 4:54 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Pintail continue at Branford Supply Ponds
3/21/17 4:35 am Diana Atwood Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Osprey Old Lyme
3/20/17 8:10 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull photos
3/20/17 2:59 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
3/20/17 2:39 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford Supply Ponds - Pintails
3/20/17 2:38 pm William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] wanna-be-gyrfalcon 3/19 obsvn location
3/20/17 1:24 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Darien Woodcock and Wood Frogs
3/20/17 12:25 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Middle Beach Madison
3/20/17 10:53 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Gulls
3/20/17 10:19 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3675, Issue 1
3/20/17 10:13 am Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Walk
3/20/17 9:48 am Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late post (sorry)
3/20/17 9:47 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gyrations
3/20/17 9:26 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Kam Gull update
3/20/17 8:52 am Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Kam Gull update
3/20/17 8:47 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kam Gull update
3/20/17 8:16 am William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White Gyrfalcon???
3/20/17 7:47 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull, Stratford
3/20/17 7:30 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping plover and Oustercatcher.. Milford Point
3/20/17 7:08 am Chad Seewagen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 3rd Time's A Charm?
3/20/17 5:34 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] More Oystercatchers
3/19/17 5:57 pm Jeffrey Sonshine via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich point Park
3/19/17 3:44 pm Wilson, Francis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Green winged Teal
3/19/17 2:13 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dead woodcock Greenfield Hill, Fairfield
3/19/17 10:47 am Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 14 acre pond Norwalk
3/19/17 10:24 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Night-Herons
3/19/17 10:04 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barnes boat launch, Enfield
3/19/17 9:03 am Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Robins and Waxwings!
3/19/17 8:23 am Ben Silano via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3674, Issue 1
3/19/17 7:27 am Fritzandsheila via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox sparrows continue
3/19/17 6:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport AMOYs
3/19/17 5:09 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport/Westport Yellow-headed Blackbird
3/19/17 4:47 am Chad Seewagen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] First post blank for some reason -- trying again
3/19/17 4:27 am Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lost scarf
3/18/17 11:33 pm Dan Cimbaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Old Saybrook
3/18/17 7:36 pm Maggie Silverman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bluebird Heaven
3/18/17 7:34 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] woodcocks get stuck in New York during snowstorm-NY Times
3/18/17 5:37 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Groton Rough-legged Hawk continues, other birds
3/18/17 5:13 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike
3/18/17 2:08 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C O A Annual Meeting
3/18/17 2:06 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Eagles OK
3/18/17 10:35 am Chad Seewagen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Looking for Ovenbird Nesting Date Info
3/18/17 9:41 am Jim Bair via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] European Goldfinch
3/18/17 6:00 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black birds morning for feederwatch - Washington, CT
3/18/17 5:55 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storm Related Oddities
3/17/17 5:01 pm Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Rare Geese: NO but other goodies / Audubon Trip Sunday
3/17/17 4:42 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Eastern Towhee Fairfield
3/17/17 4:24 pm Lukaszek, Donald \(Physics and Engineering Physics\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Adult Bald Eagle in Plainville
3/17/17 12:23 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow: North Lake, Hamden
3/17/17 11:04 am Pamela Holden via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluebird Heaven, Colchester Yard
3/17/17 10:57 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdseye boat ramp Stratford
3/17/17 10:38 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point Pintails
3/17/17 10:05 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cackling geese & Gadwall, EastHartford
3/17/17 10:03 am Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pileated Woodpecker- Canton
3/17/17 9:39 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow - Washington, CT
3/17/17 9:17 am simon.nuhn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT River Eagles
3/17/17 7:26 am Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood ducks
3/17/17 6:57 am Diana Atwood Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 4 Immature Bald Eagles
3/17/17 6:24 am Enya Cunningham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Steep Rock Preserve
3/16/17 9:43 pm val melnikov via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Timberdoodles
3/16/17 5:27 pm Kevindoyle01--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Off topic
3/16/17 3:44 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 3/16 - Riverside Woodcock
3/16/17 1:22 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Milford Yard Storm Activity
3/16/17 12:14 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Horned Larks
3/16/17 12:04 pm John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows- Gaylordsville
3/16/17 11:54 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wallingford Cackling Geese
3/16/17 11:43 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Controversial construction project at Silver Sands State Park
3/16/17 10:59 am Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nehantic State Forest 3/16/17
3/16/17 10:56 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands project
3/16/17 8:22 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow, Snow Buntings, Scaup at Stratford Point
3/16/17 7:18 am Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood cock, fox sparrows, barrows
3/16/17 6:54 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mystic River Shovelers
3/16/17 3:26 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Two new marine birding opportunities
3/16/17 3:14 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kent Catbird
3/15/17 10:35 pm Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] very busy feeder day...
3/15/17 8:00 pm Benjamin Sonnenberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur Bethlehem
3/15/17 6:29 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yesterday-Tues at feeders Harwinton CT
3/15/17 5:57 pm Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Another Fox Sparrow, this time West Hartford.
3/15/17 5:42 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Woodcock pics
3/15/17 5:10 pm Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
3/15/17 3:45 pm Bob MacDonnell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
3/15/17 3:15 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
3/15/17 3:10 pm Bruce Stevenson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
3/15/17 3:07 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe
3/15/17 2:23 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcock
3/15/17 2:13 pm Robert Bitondi via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcock
3/15/17 1:58 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Woodcock
3/15/17 1:25 pm Judd Everhart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
3/15/17 12:46 pm Jim & Mary Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
3/15/17 11:20 am greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur Bethlehem
3/15/17 11:03 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield/Westport goose update
3/15/17 9:48 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bent of the River Feeders
3/15/17 9:43 am cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox sparrows
3/15/17 9:30 am Robert Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow today at my ground feeding area in Ellington
3/15/17 9:30 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcock New Canaan
3/14/17 1:35 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee - Washington, CT
3/14/17 1:16 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange backyard birds in storm
3/14/17 11:02 am Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon's Big January Results
3/14/17 10:32 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport
3/14/17 10:29 am Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Very birdy feeders!
3/14/17 9:05 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bent of the River feeders- European Goldfinch
3/14/17 7:50 am Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport ROGO
3/13/17 8:02 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield County Goose Update
3/13/17 4:46 pm Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Killdeers, Cove Island, Stamford
3/13/17 4:09 pm Stephanie Kollet via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey Wethersfield
3/13/17 3:13 pm Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point closed tomorrow
3/13/17 2:59 pm Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Signs of spring - for a few more hours at least
3/13/17 2:12 pm Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HAS Tues. Mar. 14 Canceled.
3/13/17 12:15 pm Emily Rosenthal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Knots & Horseshoe crabs: March 21 lecture at Yale FES
3/13/17 7:45 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford beaches are CLOSED
3/13/17 6:06 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cranes
3/13/17 4:48 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandhill cranes
3/12/17 4:39 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Domestic X Canada hybrid
3/12/17 3:07 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quinebaug Fish Hatchery
3/12/17 2:07 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snow geese at Hammonassett
3/12/17 1:51 pm Jim Macione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snow Geese (James Carr)
3/12/17 1:23 pm Priscilla Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 8 eagles
3/12/17 11:23 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross's Goose
3/12/17 9:45 am Alexis Barbalinardo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Washington Depot mating RSHA
3/12/17 9:44 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport geese
3/12/17 9:36 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow geese at Hammonassett
3/12/17 9:05 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Junco behavior
3/12/17 8:04 am Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill Waterford
3/12/17 7:55 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose
3/12/17 7:47 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Beach Pink-footed goose
3/12/17 6:24 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink footed goose
3/12/17 6:00 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-Winged Blackbirds -Washington, CT
3/12/17 4:50 am cwacha222 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Woodcocks
3/11/17 8:51 pm Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Earlier Report of Snow Geese, Barnacle Goose - Southport Beach
3/11/17 4:18 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Voluntown/Griswold Ducks, Waterford Iceland Gull
3/11/17 4:12 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Non-bird: mink Westport
3/11/17 3:40 pm Jan Hamilton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeder Birds, Old Saybrook
3/11/17 3:38 pm Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SNOW GEESE-BARNACLE GOOSE
3/11/17 2:42 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting is FULL
3/11/17 1:10 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Snow Geese Update
3/11/17 12:56 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Snow Geese
3/11/17 11:21 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Southport PF Goose
3/11/17 10:11 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport PF Goose
3/11/17 9:17 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose
3/11/17 9:16 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset Snow Geese
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3/10/17 3:50 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Old Saybrook-Connecticut River tree swallows
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3/9/17 2:51 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands construction public hearing
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3/9/17 6:26 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose update
3/9/17 6:20 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose update
3/9/17 5:52 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose update
3/9/17 4:37 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Snipe and Ross's update
3/9/17 3:53 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross's Goose continues
3/8/17 9:19 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Highland lake ducks-winsted
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3/8/17 10:55 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
3/8/17 7:55 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Ross's Goose
3/8/17 7:39 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eared Grebe- Tod's Point, Greenwich
3/8/17 7:36 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Ross's Goose
3/8/17 6:31 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redhead and Ruddy Duck, Ingham Hill Rd, Old Saybrook
3/8/17 6:22 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield
3/7/17 2:16 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting Final Reminder
3/7/17 11:35 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HAS Meeting - Tues., March 14 - Owls of Western Connecticut
3/7/17 9:20 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Enfield Geese, Tuesday
3/7/17 9:02 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross's Goose-Burying Hill, Westport
3/7/17 8:11 am Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield Geese, Tuesday
3/7/17 7:54 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Killdeer
3/7/17 7:47 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield Geese, Monday
3/7/17 4:34 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose continues
3/6/17 2:58 pm cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
3/6/17 2:58 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed, Barnacle, Greater White-fronted Geese, Enfield
3/6/17 12:54 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common grackles
3/6/17 9:55 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital GGOWs
3/6/17 9:21 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose
3/6/17 6:43 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gulls
3/6/17 6:13 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Scaup, Charles Island, 3/6/17
3/6/17 5:48 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose relocated
3/6/17 4:42 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed, Barnacle, Greater White-fronted Geese, Enfield, Meetinghouse Lane
3/5/17 7:44 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Duck Hunt
3/5/17 6:45 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point Highlights
3/5/17 5:24 pm Jim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford eagle
3/5/17 4:59 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RFI: photos of the Stratford Ruff
3/5/17 3:15 pm Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
3/5/17 2:24 pm Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
3/5/17 12:43 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Eagles
3/5/17 12:30 pm Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
3/5/17 9:57 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield Geese Continue
3/5/17 9:37 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redheads / Black - headed Gull
3/5/17 8:13 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Recent Stratford birds
3/5/17 7:51 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield Barnacle Geese
3/5/17 5:20 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield HS - Pink-footed & Barnacle Goose
3/5/17 4:12 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rusty blackbirds, old saybrook
3/4/17 11:42 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Don Morgan
3/4/17 10:20 am Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re Odd turkey video
3/4/17 9:47 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield
3/4/17 8:25 am Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Siskins & fox sparrows
3/4/17 7:33 am Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ID??
3/4/17 6:59 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrows Goldeneye still at Middlebeach/Tunxis Island, Madison
3/4/17 6:20 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Odd turkey video
3/3/17 7:03 pm Larry Havey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Odd turkey video
3/3/17 5:05 pm Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Today's backyard birds
3/3/17 4:45 pm Kevindoyle01--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagles in New Milford
3/3/17 12:45 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black vulture in New Haven & an owl question
3/3/17 10:43 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] FYI - Eagle nest in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven
3/3/17 10:08 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FYI - Eagle nest in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven
3/3/17 7:02 am Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeders and Goshawk Report from Brooklyn
3/3/17 4:45 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lake Waramaug
3/2/17 8:32 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] snow geese - 3rd try posting
3/2/17 7:07 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Test
3/2/17 6:19 pm Marie Etter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-winged Blackbird
3/2/17 2:52 pm Brian K via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GGOW in NH
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3/2/17 12:57 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Problems, & Tues Sthbry Tree Swallow
3/2/17 12:27 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Stratford Walk Highlights 3/1
3/2/17 11:49 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino ebirder of the Year.
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3/2/17 11:19 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wethersfield Osprey
3/2/17 10:54 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dan Rottino, Congratulations!
3/2/17 9:55 am Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dan Rottino ebirder of the Year.
3/2/17 6:08 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wethersfield Osprey
3/2/17 4:57 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wethersfield Osprey
3/1/17 4:54 pm Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] spring peepers singing!
3/1/17 2:03 pm Cindy Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Smoke-Phase Wild Turkeys
3/1/17 1:57 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
3/1/17 11:06 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Horned Grebe, Manchester
3/1/17 9:15 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] I know they aren't birds but
3/1/17 8:00 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vulture question
2/28/17 5:57 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A few good birds
2/28/17 5:46 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Forest bird survey tech job
2/28/17 5:34 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plankton birds
2/28/17 5:28 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC Walk 3/1 is ON
2/28/17 2:44 pm Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Burlington Eagle Nest and Pileated pair
2/28/17 7:50 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Red-Shoulder flyover
2/28/17 4:58 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Sightings
2/27/17 10:28 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re- Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport are Trumpeter Swans
2/27/17 3:44 pm Carrie Szwed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcocks in Litchfield Hills
2/27/17 1:20 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Harbor Common Merganser is back
2/27/17 11:06 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thayer's-like Gull off Stratford Point
2/27/17 10:09 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] More Stratford Point Birds
2/27/17 7:46 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
2/27/17 7:10 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point Eurasian Wigeon
2/27/17 7:09 am Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee @ Grass Island Natural Area - 2/26/17
2/27/17 7:02 am Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte Gulls @ Grass Island - 2/26/17
2/27/17 6:27 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee - Washington, CT
2/27/17 6:11 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
2/27/17 3:58 am Steven Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
2/26/17 5:18 pm sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3653, Issue 2
2/26/17 4:42 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: CTBirds Digest, Vol 3653, Issue 2
2/26/17 4:29 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford - Bonaparte's Gulls
2/26/17 3:36 pm Alexis Barbalinardo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOS American Woodcock
2/26/17 1:47 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte's at Hammo
2/26/17 1:33 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?
2/26/17 1:31 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?
2/26/17 12:56 pm peeplo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?
2/26/17 12:49 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Blue Heron Rookery
2/26/17 11:40 am Scott Philbrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weekend bird list... Meriden
2/26/17 10:00 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Canton and Bloomfield
2/26/17 9:28 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canton and Bloomfield
2/26/17 9:07 am Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nashville Warbler
2/26/17 8:50 am Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrows
2/26/17 8:44 am Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piper
2/26/17 6:59 am Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Naugatuck Woodcocks
2/26/17 6:09 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] River Road, also Eagles
2/26/17 6:01 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte gulls, hammo, she'll beac
2/26/17 5:25 am Madeline Dennis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey Monitoring
 
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Date: 3/28/17 5:57 pm
From: John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kent Kestrel
One American Kestrel today along Rt. 7, just south of the village center (100 yards south of Kent Greenhouse). To my knowledge they have not nested in these fields, so it is probably just passing through.

Also, one immature Bald Eagle on the Housatonic River just above Bull’s Bridge Dam.

John Johnson
Kent
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Date: 3/28/17 4:04 pm
From: Cynthia Fazekas via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Woodcock - Shelton
Spotted a American Woodcock in our side yard brushy area this afternoon around 4 pm.

Got the best photo I could without disturbing the subject. :-)

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Date: 3/28/17 3:34 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eisenhower Park, Rusty Blackbirds, Field Sparrows 3/28/17
From Steve Spector, Eisenhower Park, Milford CT, rainy afternoon, 10 Rusty Blackbirds and 3 Field Sparrows, near model airplane field.  Hundreds of Robins. <charsjs...>
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Date: 3/28/17 3:24 pm
From: Christopher Mangels via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden eagle, New Fairfield
Earlier today, a Golden eagle was overlooking Margerie Reservoir from a high treetop perch at the NW corner (not far from the N. Fairfield P.O.).
It stayed from ca. 4:30 and until at least 5:30.

Chris Mangels, New Fairfield
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Date: 3/28/17 1:51 pm
From: Michael via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald eagle, Franklin

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Date: 3/28/17 1:11 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Osprey
4:05pm

Looking for fishing and flying around Veterans Park area in East Norwalk, a FOY (for me at this location) Osprey.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/28/17 12:15 pm
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gray Ghost in Somers
Gorgeous adult male Northern Harrier coursing the fields at Durkee Road in the rain. Also had 2 lingering Am. Tree Sparrows and a small group of Junco. Otherwise quiet and absolutely miserable out.


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Date: 3/28/17 12:09 pm
From: Colleen Lord via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Osprey and GBH at Mill Pond
28 March, 1pm:
While we were admiring a lovely Great Blue Heron in the rain at the North edge of Pecks Mill Pond, an Osprey zoomed right over its head, well below tree level, flying South, then staying low turning west over the pond, away from the river.
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Date: 3/28/17 10:59 am
From: William Riley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] messerschmidt pond
Half dozen or so bluebills (not sure whether greater or lesser scaup).
Bill Riley, East Haddam

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Date: 3/28/17 8:00 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey, Milford Point
From Steve & Charla Spector, 3/27/17, Milford Point, 2 Osprey flying over main sandbar (our FOS here) <charsjs...>
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Date: 3/28/17 5:56 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/28/17-8:45AM- FOY- Eastern Phoebe. Ernie

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Date: 3/28/17 3:47 am
From: Shirley Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Wigeon in Simsbury
Monday; 5:30 p.m. at Great Pond:

3 American Wigeon and 1 very chilly looking Phoebe

Doug Beach
Simsbury

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Date: 3/27/17 8:07 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Night Heron
Just now at 11:00pm:

1- Black crowned Night Heron squawked and landed on one of the docks across from The Pastime Club in East Norwalk.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/27/17 7:43 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] PINE WARBLERS
Dog walking in North Madison at about 5pm had me hearing a pine warbler. The dog didn't care. Got home from work today and heard three pine warblers.

Joe in Essex.
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Date: 3/27/17 2:55 pm
From: Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern towhee & Fox sparrow @ Grass Island Natural Area
A male eastern towhee continues singing and forever hopefully @ Greenwich's Grass Island Nature Area. Also saw a Fox sparrow.

M. Aurelia

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Date: 3/27/17 10:13 am
From: Brian Kleinman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Pond Suffield
This morning at the South Pond (Lake Congamond) there was a huge
congregation of waterfowl. There were 500+ Common Mergansers, along with a
large raft of Scaup sp., Ring-Necked Duck, and few scattered Bufflehead. I
only had my compact car binoculars, so Im sure I missed a bunch of other
stuff that was further out. To see South Pond from the Connecticut/Suffield
side park at the pull-off (Mountain Road/168) right before the Causeway that
takes you to Southwick.

Brian Kleinman
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Date: 3/27/17 9:42 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bethlehem - Snow Geese
The 10 Snow Geese are still present plus there are two Northern Pintail
with them.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35470044


On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 6:40 PM John Marshall <johnmarshall47...>
wrote:

> Bethlehem, Hard Hill Road -- 10 Snow Geese with a small flock of Canada
> Geese, just north of the farm.
> --
> John Marshall Watertown http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>
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Date: 3/27/17 8:48 am
From: Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Collinsville FOY phoebe and pair of buffleheads
On the river above the dam in Collinsville. Pair of buffleheads are
flocking with hooded mergs.

Rebecca Schwartz
Collinsville
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Date: 3/27/17 7:11 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] possible "Black" Brant, Seaside Park Bpt, 3/26
Yesterday late morning there was a possible "Black" Brant on the lawn
at the west end of Seaside Park in Bridgeport, with about 400 Atlantic
Brant. The "possible" tag is on the bird for now because of a thin
white necklace that barely connects in the front. I am not familiar
enough with variation in Black Brant to know if this is within range
or an indicator of an intergrade.

For what it's worth, so far one goose expert with extensive "Black"
Brant experience has been contacted, and he believes the bird to be a
good "Black" Brant, noting that the thickness of the collar itself
does not much matter, and that everything else on the bird looks fine.
So, if you like Brant, keep an eye out for it.

I'll post some photos to my blog within the next day or two.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/27/17 6:32 am
From: Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yard Birds Burlington - Sharpie vs Fox Sparrow
Feeder watch this weekend:

American Crow 2

American Goldfinch 4 - 2 males now have full yellow color

American Robin 1

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Blue Jay 7

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Carolina Wren 1

Dark-eyed Junco 33 - about the usual number all winter

Downy Woodpecker 3

Eastern Bluebird 2

Fox Sparrow 3 - had one all winter, two joined it last week, lost one
today to a sharp-shinned hawk

Hairy Woodpecker 2

House Finch 1

Mourning Dove 6

Northern Cardinal 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 – took out a fox sparrow

Song Sparrow 1

Tufted Titmouse 3

White-breasted Nuthatch 1


Jonathan Schwartz, Burlington


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Date: 3/26/17 4:57 pm
From: Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ospreys and Great Egret
I checked out my favorite Osprey nests today and found that 1 osprey had returned to one of the nests in the marsh at the Madison Boat ramp at the end of Neck Road in Madison. Also a pair of osprey were sitting on a nest at Hammo in the marsh to the right of the exit road out of the park.

One Great Egret was resting at the edge of Swan Pond at Hammo.

I was not able to drive into the parking lot at the Nature Center and not in the mood to walk down since the winds were bitterly cold.
Does anyone know when they are going to open up the roads to Willards Island.

Carolyn Johns
Guilford
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Date: 3/26/17 4:07 pm
From: Christina Clayton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Lyme-Adult Red-headed Woodpecker
Adult Red-headed Woodpecker on Mill Pond visible from Old Lyme Land Trust Griswold Preserve. Also Pileated Woodpecker, Osprey and FOY Eastern Phoebe.

Christina Clayton
Old Lyme
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Date: 3/26/17 3:41 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bethlehem - Snow Geese
Bethlehem, Hard Hill Road -- 10 Snow Geese with a small flock of Canada
Geese, just north of the farm.
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Date: 3/26/17 3:36 pm
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Large flock snow and blue geese
In Greenbachers farm field behind main barn on Rte 68 in Durham
Keith mueller
Killingworth

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Date: 3/26/17 2:33 pm
From: Alec Wiggin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown Creeper
Nickerson Lane, Darien. Brown Creeper working the bark.

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Date: 3/26/17 2:31 pm
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Ospreys and Great Egret
Good evening,

Got home from work at 9:00 this morning and finally got out this afternoon.
I was in Old Lyme today, 4 Mile River Boat Launch"

2 Ospreys
1 Great Egret
2 Killdeer

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 3/26/17 2:15 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle Brunnell's Pond Bridgeport
12:50pm:

1- adult Bald Eagle perched on a tree on the west shore of Brunnell's Pond alongside of Route 8/25 connector northbound.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/26/17 1:15 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Eurasian teal was there this afternoon. Thanks Chris


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On Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:37 PM, Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

3/25/17:  Guilford, Leetes Island Marsh: one drake Eurasian Green-winged
Teal seen amongst the 100 or so American Green-winged Teal.  Distinguished
by its prominent white horizontal side stripe and absence of white vertical
shoulder stripes.  Photos taken.  Will include in ebird report.  Seen
earlier in the day by a group of birders from NY.



FOY Great Egret and Greater Yellowlegs were also seen today.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 3/26/17 11:14 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury - Red-breasted Merganser
River Road, Southbury/Lake Zoar - 1/4 mile above the metal bridge - one male Red-breasted Merganser, half-dozen Buffleheads.
Angela Dimmitt with Russ Naylor, Jay Coles, Ed Goodhouse
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Date: 3/26/17 10:38 am
From: Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluebirds on ice
Sat 3/25/17 at 3pm Woodbury at Flanders Nature Center on partially frozen
beaver pond 3 pairs bluebirds hawking insects? on partial ice along with 2
killdeer doing same with a kingfisher rattling nearby.
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Date: 3/26/17 10:19 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 Red-necked Grebes Eastern Point Groton



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Date: 3/26/17 9:48 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late post Stratford Kingfisher
Friday 4:30 - Kingfisher at tiny, very polluted pond on the corner of Surf & Lordship BLVD.  I've seen it there in past seasons.
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Date: 3/26/17 9:26 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel
One kestrel this morning was perched on wires near cattle ponds on Whirlwind Hill Road in Wallingford.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 3/26/17 9:12 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
Seen from the Newberry Road section probably 30-40 Wood Ducks and numerous Green Winged Teals and Ring Necked Ducks along with a Fox Sparrow. Also seen was a very close American Woodcock that flew right past me. At Vibert Road heard only Snow Bunting.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/26/17 8:21 am
From: Alec Wiggin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey
Holly Pond, Darien Osprey hovering over the pond. Alec Wiggin

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Date: 3/25/17 5:49 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Derby Tree Swallows
I failed to mention in my earlier report from the Shelton/Derby area today a small flock of about a dozen Tree Swallows flying over the Housatonic River en route upriver near the confluence of the Naugatuck River. About 12:30pm.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/25/17 4:36 pm
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Iceland Gulls etc
Highlights from sea-watch today in Stratford.

5,000++ Greater Scaup with a few Lesser Scaup from Long Beach to the Milford Breakwater.

350 Long-tailed Ducks off Stratford Point early.

53 Surf Scoters off Stratford Point.

Peregrine Falcon (caught Mourning Dove over Sound), 33 Common Loons. Point.

7 Wood Ducks flying past Stratford Point.

Northern Gannet, adult at Stratford Point.

First cycle Iceland Gull, Long Beach and Stratford Point.

Tree Swallows, Stratford Point.

Eastern Phoebe (2), Golden-crowned Kinglets, Russian Beach.

Pied-billed Grebe, Birdseye.

Patrick Comins, Meriden



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Date: 3/25/17 4:16 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
Hello, fellow CT birders!



The COA Gull Workshop will be held tomorrow morning, beginning at 8 am, at
Stratford Point. The full announcement for the event is below.



Gull Workshop

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

Stratford Point, Stratford

Join us as we look for and learn about the gulls of Connecticut. Patrick
Comins will share his considerable knowledge about how to identify members
of this extraordinarily challenging group of birds. We'll look for gulls
along the shore and have a sit down session where we'll go over the finer
points of gull ID. This is a good time of year to find rarities, such as
Black-headed, Little, and Mew Gulls. We may visit other sites such as Long
Beach in Stratford, Seaside Park in Bridgeport, and Southport Beach,
depending on where the gulls are congregating. Last year, we saw a
California Gull during the workshop. Meet at Audubon Connecticut's Habitat
Management Area at 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford. The workshop is free and
open to COA members and non-members alike. Leaders: Patrick Comins, et al.
Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at: <closcalz...> or 203 389-6508.



We hope to see you there!



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge



(P.S. My term on the COA board has come to an end and, therefore, so has my
time as workshop coordinator. Bill Batsford is taking over the reins as the
incoming coordinator. Thank you, Bill!)

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Date: 3/25/17 4:10 pm
From: Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] kestrel, snipe ,woodcock
Jalna Jaeger, and Dave Callan, norwalk ct
7 snipe, 1 woodcock, and a kestrel at Nyala
greens farms road westport
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Date: 3/25/17 2:18 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe and others
The Stonington Eared Grebe continues this afternoon, north of the Town Dock
at 3:45PM. A few other notables, 2 American Oystercatchers at Sandy Point
Stonington and another 2 at Eastern Point Park in Groton, and a Great Egret
in the trees across the road from UCONN Avery Point in Groton.



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Date: 3/25/17 2:12 pm
From: Jeffrey Sonshine via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich point seawatch
All sightings from Greenwich Point Park

1. Innis Arden Cottage facing Greenwich Cove - 117 Brant Geese, 1 Common
Loon, 3 Bufflehead

2. Pelican Island-150 Brant Geese, 7 Herring Gulls, 1 American
Oystercatcher

3. Bluff Island- 43 Herring Gulls, 7 Great Black Backed Gulls
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Date: 3/25/17 1:08 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Teal, Iceland Gull, and Northern Gannet
Among many other birds seen today were a Eurasian Teal that I found at Leetes Island Marsh in Guilford, and a white juvenile Iceland Gull and an adult Northern Gannet in close at the edge of the field across from the lot at Stratford Point.  The gull was in the rocks along the shore and the gannet was flying over just off shore and above the rocks.  Very nice close looks at them both.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
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Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Date: 3/25/17 1:02 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Westport
Westport-Richard Drive Pond-Adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/25/17 12:21 pm
From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Razorbill
Seen from Calf Pasture Beach fishing pier while doing Seawatch around 11:30. it was last seen swimming east towards Cockenoe Is.

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Date: 3/25/17 11:56 am
From: Janet Holt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider at the Cape Cod Canal
If any one is interested in seeing or photographing an adult drake King
Eider, there is one that is swimming with a flock of 200-300 Common Eider
along the Cape Cod Canal near the Herring Run Recreation Area (830 Scenic
Highway, Bourne, MA).

We talked to several local birders who said the flock has been in the same
area for the past few weeks. The flock including the King Eider is
swimming very close to shore providing excellent opportunities for viewing and
photographing. Birders are coming from all over to see it because it's a
rare opportunity to see one so close.

We just got back from a quick trip to the Cape. I had seen reports on
e-Bird so we decided to stop on the way at the Herring Run Recreation Area and
take a look. We parked the car, walked down the steps to the Service Road
and it was right there, about 20-30 feet off shore. It was swimming with a
large flock of Common Eider, would dive down and circle back to the same
area. We saw it again on our way back home about 1/4 mile down from the
parking lot.

If you decide to go see it, you can probably check e-Bird to look for
recent reports to make sure it's still there.

If interested, I posted a picture on my Flickr photostream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaho326/33604750956/in/dateposted/

Good Luck!
Janet Holt
Monroe, CT



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Date: 3/25/17 11:01 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shelton Osprey, Night Herons, and Cormorants
FOY for me:
5- Osprey
3- Double crested Cormorants
1- Black crowned Night Heron

8:00am-12noon

O'Sullivan's Island Park in Derby on down to Sunnyside Park in Shelton

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/25/17 10:48 am
From: Martha Rice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford - Willet/Phoebe
Killam's Point- Short Beach, Branford
Quick hour walk with nice results

Eastern Phoebee - 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3
Cedar Waxwings - 4
Carolina Wren - 2
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Blue Jay - 12
Song Sparrow - 4
Fox Sparrow - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 5
Fish Crow - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 1


Great Blue Heron - 1 (on Osprey platform)
Red-throated Loon- 8
Common Loon - 1
Bufflehead - 12
Red-breasted Merganser - 4
Black Duck - 8
Redhead - 4
Willet - 1
Mallard - 6
Canada Geese - 9
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Date: 3/25/17 10:37 am
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal
3/25/17: Guilford, Leetes Island Marsh: one drake Eurasian Green-winged
Teal seen amongst the 100 or so American Green-winged Teal. Distinguished
by its prominent white horizontal side stripe and absence of white vertical
shoulder stripes. Photos taken. Will include in ebird report. Seen
earlier in the day by a group of birders from NY.



FOY Great Egret and Greater Yellowlegs were also seen today.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 3/25/17 10:35 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wesport E.Meadowlark, Kestrel, Snipe
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Eastern Meadowlark and American Kestrel at airplane field

Nyala Farms- 10 Wilson's Snipe

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/25/17 10:33 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Sat. morning
Hammonasset State Park, Madison - Menunkatuck Audubon's bird walk led by
Mike DiGiorgio Saturday morning found:



Brant (dozens close to shore), Canada Goose, Black Duck, Mallard,
Green-winged Teal (4 in Meigs marsh), Surf Scoter, Common Goldeneye,
Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Double-crested
Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey (on Meigs marsh nest platform), Northern
Harrier, Merlin, Killdeer,

American Oystercatcher (4 flying close to shore), Herring Gull, Mourning
Dove, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe (many along Willards trails),
American Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark (Meigs parking lot), Tree Swallow
(single in flight), Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned
Kinglet (several at back end of Willards), Am. Robin, N. Mockingbird,
Starling, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Junco, N.
Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird



Also - Single harbor seal hauled out on rock in harbor.



Also - Flyer of prohibited drone getting a talking to by EnCon officer in
the park. Anyone know the penalty for this?



Cindi Kobak

Guilford



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Date: 3/25/17 10:20 am
From: Tom Conroy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey
While canoeing the Neck and East Rivers in Madison and Guilford, saw Osprey at four of the platforms, including a pair sharing a fish at a platform with a Menunkatuck Audubon sign. Also Great Blue Heron.
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Date: 3/25/17 10:18 am
From: Lynn Hollinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ring-necked Pheasant
Heard a Ring-necked Pheasant calling near my house in Middletown this noon, and again when I went out at 1:00 pm. Living here for 10 years, I can't say ever remember hearing them here before. Growing up in the Dutch Country in Lancaster County PA, we heard them all the time.  


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Date: 3/25/17 9:44 am
From: Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine warbler
Is it too early to see a drab pine warbler in a pine tree at Harrybrooke park in new Milford or did I see a drab American goldfinch in a white pine tree

Marty
New Milford

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Date: 3/25/17 7:10 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe
Stonington Town Dock, Stonington, CT 25 March 2017 10:00 am: the eared
grebe continues to the northwest of the platform. It moved to the end of
the cove when a boat moved at the north end, but it has returned to the
same location as previously seen. A eastern phoebe practically landed on me
but then moved to the lines if a fishing boat. And as I write this my FOS
osprey just flew up the cove. My seawatch at the point this morning was
unremarkable.
Russ Smiley
Msrlborough, CT

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> The Eared Grebe at the Stonington Town dock in the Stonington Borough
> continues. It seems to stay within a very small area in the harbor just
> north of the viewing platform, the same area where it was discovered.
> Glenn WilliamsMystic
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Date: 3/25/17 5:51 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snipe in Storrs
Observed 7 Wilson's Snipe in wet areas south of Horsebarn Hill Rd, near Gurleyville Rd intersection. About a dozen Killdeer and one of the resident Red-tailed Hawks.

Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 3/25/17 5:30 am
From: Steve Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] LI Sound Seawatching
Water is like glass, New Haven Harbor.

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> On Mar 25, 2017, at 7:09 AM, Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...> wrote:
>
> Burying Hill Beach-Conditions are perfect for seawatching this morning. Waterfowl are moving, no wind, relatively warm temps, and just a beautiful. Get out and check out Long Island Sound. Good luck team!!
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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Date: 3/25/17 4:10 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LI Sound Seawatching
Burying Hill Beach-Conditions are perfect for seawatching this morning. Waterfowl are moving, no wind, relatively warm temps, and just a beautiful. Get out and check out Long Island Sound. Good luck team!!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/25/17 4:06 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ICELAND GULL Stratford 3/24
3/24 Friday
Stratford, Long Beach - pristine adult ICELAND GULL in breeding plumage, among gulls resting along beach. It was in front of the beach houses east of the park entrance, where it has also been earlier in the week. This is very likely the same individual that has been present here the past 8 years or more (based on location and behavior).

Frank Mantlik , with Tom Murray
Stratford

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Date: 3/24/17 4:45 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury Snow Geese
Russ Naylor called to report 350 Snow Geese flying NW over Woodbury this afternoon.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 3/24/17 4:05 pm
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canton Snow Geese
While out for a leisurely early spring stroll with a foot of snow still on
the ground, I had a flock of about 450 or so Snow Geese fly overhead about
a mile from my house.

Twice in the past five weeks or so I birded in eastern/southeastern PA and
noticed several such flocks in flight and on the ground in my travels
there. I marvel at how many Snow Geese can be found not that far from CT,
but we seldom see large groups like this in our state, especially on the
ground. Many thousands surely pass over us, and now is the time to be
alert to them.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT
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Date: 3/24/17 3:42 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re osprey returning.
Generally, with a given pair the male returns first by a few days.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 3/24/17 3:09 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Wilson's Snipe
Westport-Nyala Farms- 8 Wilson's Snipe and I bet I missed a few!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/24/17 1:57 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Blue Herons on nests
Sherman - Great Blue Herons back on Chapel Hill Road nests.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 3/24/17 1:55 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands controversial buildout halted for now.


From Gayle Slossberg

This week, the General Assembly's Environment Committee gave bipartisan
approval to a bill I introduced to halt the controversial buildout of
Silver Sands Beach State Park.
<http://ce-public.senatedems.ct.gov/ct.asp?id=97C0CE854B1DD9D78F6EDD1A34C916DCE7615A2FCC3FF5C6EE59A1101C00E308594A737339A20B795A43985C0B1F9DE0&ct=4aeUszwAAABCWmgzMUFZJlNZBtK1lQAAEJmAAAP%2bkD7H3YAgAFCjQ0AAAA1QabQnonqD1GyRBO7V0J7HOpxpazXMIqLDwRcFXYSHFwu8A2CHUs8B3niFPxdyRThQkAbStZU%3d>
Senate Bill 605 ensures the state could not pursue this controversial
construction project at Silver Sands without approval from the town of
Milford. This bill would establish a moratorium on construction of the
project until such time as the Milford Board of Alderman votes to approve
it.

Hundreds of people have spoken their opposition to this major construction
project being proposed for their community, but their concerns have been
ignored. The passage of this bill will put Milford residents on equal
footing with the state officials pushing the buildout of Silver Sands,
which will help us reach a fair conclusion that can be supported by the
people who would be living with the effects of this project.

The Silver Sands proposal, which is currently estimated to cost
$10 million, has been in the works for some time now. Public hearings held
in Milford attracted hundreds of town residents. We have repeatedly asked
the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to provide
information explaining why this buildout is necessary, and whether it would
damage the neighborhood and endanger local wildlife. To date, DEEP has not
responded to our requests for information. I have submitted a Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request to DEEP in order to obtain more information
on this project. It is my hope that this FOIA request will give us the
information we want on this project. I will be sure to keep you updated.
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Date: 3/24/17 11:50 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy Egret and Great Egret, Shell Beach/Leetes Island Rd, Guilford
3/24 2:44 pm. Snowy Egret and Great Egret in Leetes Island marsh. Observed both birds next to each other and sizes obviously different. Waited until each bird flew, and yellow feet/black legs on Snowy Egret quite evident. Both birds now close to Shell Beach Rd.

Chris Howe
Hamden

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Date: 3/24/17 9:33 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain this morning
Carolina Wren at my suet block - I hear them often but almost never see them.


Also a C Raven poking at something in a yard on Steele Street.


Robert Jase
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Date: 3/24/17 8:43 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands Great Egret 3/24/17
From Steve Spector, 3/24/17, Milford, Silver Sands SP, Great Egret (FOS. here)  <charsjs...>
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Date: 3/24/17 8:18 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Egret- silver Sands Milford

Seen from Boardwalk.. With Greg and Bruce
Bill Banks
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Date: 3/23/17 3:52 pm
From: Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shoveler
From Hank Golet
3/23 Old Lyme, Black Hall River, east side of Rt 156, where the kayak rental place is,,Low tide this this afternoon. 2 male SHOVELER,,
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Date: 3/23/17 3:09 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Bunting Portland Fairgrounds
Portland, Portland Fairgrounds, 5:27 pm- 1 Snow Bunting 50 feet past the main gate, feeding on ground by puddles in road with a Savannah Sparrow. First eBird report for here.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT

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Date: 3/23/17 2:48 pm
From: Brendan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel
American Kestrel spotted yesterday 6:00 p.m. (3/22) and today 5:45 p.m. (3/23) same spot, on telephone lines near 189 Salmon Kill Rd, Salisbury.

Brendan
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Date: 3/23/17 12:10 pm
From: Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Blue Heron
Flying over Weston Road just north of Lyon's Plain Road last evening around
5:45. So wonderful to see these dino-birds returning!

Jan Hollerbach
Fairfield
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Date: 3/23/17 11:48 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey exclamation point
Great to see this harbinger of spring: an Osprey flying North I 91. Saw her
at exit 10. I am assuming it was a female. Don't they usually come back
first?
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Date: 3/23/17 11:04 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A bit off topic- but pertinent -Senator Murphy will speak on Long Island sound-actions that can be taken
This is not meant to be any political statement. I know the health &
welfare of Long island sound is of concern to most of us, for a variety of
reasons, so in case anyone is interested.......

From the office of Chris Murphy

Hello,
On behalf of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, I would like to invite you to
join him for a discussion on the Long Island Sound. As we head into a
new administration, the discussion will focus on actions that can be
taken at the federal level to help protect the Long Island Sound.
Furthermore, before the annual budget and appropriations process
begins for this year,* as a member of the Senate Appropriations*



*Committee, Senator Murphy would like to hear about areas he couldchampion
that best serve advocates and organizations in Connecticutthat work hard to
protect the Long Island Sound.*
Due to limited space, we ask that you RSVP to Kayla Reasco at
<kayla_reasco...> or at 860-549-8463.

*Attached to this email are directions and parking instructions for
the Harbor View Clubhouse

What: Meeting on the Long Island Sound with Senator Chris Murphy

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:00pm (we recommend arriving early
due to parking)

Where: Harbor View Clubhouse
26 Harbor View Avenue, Norwalk CT
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Date: 3/23/17 10:47 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridgeport Seaside Park - Iceland Gull
1 Adult Iceland Gull

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/23/17 7:39 am
From: Michael Ashley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Feeding
Hello Everyone,
Where I live the bears enjoy my feeders. This mean that I have to take
down the feeders. This year my feeders were only out for a little over a
month. The bears were present up to late December and woke up in mid
February. Unfortunately for me I can't have my feeders out, which means
much less birds to watch. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips that
have proven to work for feeding the birds.

Thank you,
Michael Aronson
Farmington
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Date: 3/23/17 6:31 am
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Meadows Recognized as an Important Bird Area
Dear CT Birding Community,

Here is some exciting news:

Greenwich, Conn. - March 23, 2017 - Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society, has recognized the Great Meadows, lush farmland and forested wetlands along an 8-mile stretch of the Connecticut River, as an Important Bird Area (IBA).

The Great Meadows IBA includes Rocky Hill and Glastonbury Meadows, Wethersfield Cove and Crow Point in Wethersfield, and Keeney Point in Glastonbury and East Hartford. This area provides important stopover habitat for several declining grassland bird species including Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Bobolink, Horned Larks, and Savannah Sparrow. It is also an important area for waterfowl, such as Canada Geese, American Black Duck, Mallard, Wood Duck, Common Merganser, and Green-winged Teal, particularly in spring migration. Bald Eagle nest at two locations within the IBA and 20 percent of the area is floodplain forest, a key habitat identified in the Connecticut's Wildlife Action Plan. Recognition of the Great Meadows as an IBA not only protects valuable habitat for birds but also helps preserve the health of the Connecticut River watershed and Long Island Sound estuary.

Great Meadows is a landscape-level Important Bird Area. "It is different from many previously recognized IBAs in its size, nearly 5,000 acres, and in the number of landowners," says, Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe, Audubon Connecticut's IBA Program Coordinator. "Any landowners that are within the boundary of this landscape are eligible for the benefits of recognizing their properties as part of the IBA, including eligibility for IBA small grants or utilizing the IBA status as a way to bolster other grant applications.

"The Great Meadows Conservation Trust has been working to protect and preserve the Meadows since 1968." Explains President Tom Kehoe. "We are excited that Great Meadows has been recognized as an IBA and anticipate the designation will aid in the conservation of this incredible landscape."

The overall goal of Audubon Connecticut's IBA program is to identify a network of key areas in the state that support sustainable populations of birds in greatest need of conservation. Once an area is identified, Audubon Connecticut works with landowners, other conservation partners, and the public to increase awareness about birds and the importance of the area to greatest conservation need species, improve habitat in the area, and find funding to support these efforts.

"Important Bird Areas are where Audubon works" explains Stewart Hudson, Audubon Connecticut's Executive Director. "They are where we focus our education, outreach, advocacy, and stewardship efforts. Working with local communities, we protect birds and the habitats they depend on throughout their life cycles."

Cheers,
Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

IBA Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut
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Date: 3/22/17 7:22 pm
From: Suzy Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel
Town Line Rd Bridgewater @4:00 pm 3/21

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Date: 3/22/17 6:11 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NE Ct birding, 3-21-17 (Tuesday)
Took a drive to the Yale forest and found very few birds (as expected this
time of year). But there were 2 pairs of Wood Ducks In Bigelow Brook at
the old mill pond on Barlow Mill Rd.

At Mansfield Hollow, 22 Ring-necked Ducks in the open pool across the road
from the Boat launch. Also, I Hooded Merganser and 3 Common Mergs, 1
Canada Goose. In the old dead pine across the lake from the Boat Launch there
was 1 adult Bald Eagle.

Coventry Lake: 81 Common Mergansers, 23 Ring-necks, 2 Mute Swans, c 15
Canada Geese (But they come back here to roost at nightt), 1 Great Blue Heron
Fly-by. As of today, 3/22, the lake was 100% clear of ice. It was over 90%
clear yesterday and any re-freeze tonight will be minimal and won't last
long I'm sure.

No sign of Ospreys yet at the 2 nests I'm monitoring (Ashford and
Eastford) for Ct Audubon.


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 3/22/17 2:44 pm
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gannets
There were about 10 Northern Gannets flying by in a quick look at Stratford Point just now, including one just off the Bluff.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 3/22/17 1:31 pm
From: Lawrence Reiter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange Crowned Warbler Mystic
Orange Crowned Warbler still coming to feeder, mostly eating nuts, suet from time to time. First sighted Dec. 10., appearing irregularly ever since. Now almost time to go home!

Larry Reiter

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Date: 3/22/17 1:26 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Bonaparte's Gulls & Gannets
Southport-Southport Beach- 5 Bonaparte's Gulls roosting at the water's edge, perhaps a sign of things to come.

Also 3 Northern Gannets and an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull earlier this afternoon.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/22/17 9:55 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mondo Ponds spring arrivals 3/22/17
From Steve & Charla Spector, Mondo Ponds, Milford, 3/22/17, around Noon, very windy, but a few FOS, including Black-Crowned Night-Heron and Pied-billed Grebe. <charsjs...>
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Date: 3/22/17 9:38 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Three Upcoming Events RE Stratford Point:
There are three upcoming events related to Stratford Point that may be of interest. In the meantime, it is a brutal day here today, with the highlight being a single Snow Bunting by the water garden and an adult Northern Gannet flying by very close to shore.

Stratford Point Talk, Whitney Center, Thursday, March 23rd. 7:30 PM, Whitney Center, Hamden, CT.

The Whitney Center Conservation-Nature Committee would like to invite you to a talk by Patrick Comins about Revitalizing the Coastal Habitat at Stratford Point. Come hear how the Point has been changed from the Old Gun Club to a sanctuary for birds, butterflies and bees.
Thursday March 23 at 7:30 in the Cultural Arts Center at Whitney Center.

Audubon Connecticut manages DuPont's Stratford Point property with assistance from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) and Sacred Heart University. The trails are generally open Monday-Friday during business hours. We try to open on weekends as we can. Birding, nature observation, and passive hiking are the primary intended uses of the property.

This talk is open to the public.

Sunday, March 26th, Gull Workshop, sponsored by COA and Audubon Connecticut:

COA/Audubon Gull Workshop
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am
Stratford Point, Stratford
Join us as we look for and learn about the gulls of Connecticut. Patrick Comins from Audubon Connecticut will share his considerable knowledge about how to identify members of this extraordinarily challenging group of birds. We’ll look for gulls along the shore and have a sit down session where we’ll go over the finer points of gull ID. This is a good time of year to find rarities, such as Black-headed, Little, and Mew Gulls. We may visit other sites such as Long Beach in Stratford, Seaside Park in Bridgeport, and Southport Beach, depending on where the gulls are congregating. Last year, we saw a California Gull as part of the workshop. Meet at Audubon Connecticut’s Habitat Management Area at 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford. The workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike. Leaders: Patrick Comins, et al. Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at: <closcalz...><mailto:<closcalz...> or 203 389-6508.

Hartford Audubon Society walk at Stratford Point and Stratford hotspots:
Sat, April 1, 8am – 11am
Description Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 8 a.m. Stratford Hot Spots Tour Leader: Patrick Comins Check with Patrick for correct end time. 203‑405‑9115 / <pcomins...><mailto:<pcomins...> We will bird the point and central coast depending on where the action is. Meet at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford. See: http://www.hartfordaudubon.org/terms.htm

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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Date: 3/22/17 9:22 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Off topic
Last night the senate passed legislation allowing the killing of bears, wolves and coyotes on wildlife refuges in Alaska! The animals can be killed from aircraft, traps and even snares. Wolf pups and bear cubs can even be killed in their dens. We as a nation have hit a new low.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/22/17 6:49 am
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Special presentation of Long Island Sound’s natural history by Patrick Lynch
Below is a flyer that went out to the volunteers at SBM NWR. There is seating still available so we are opening the event up to the greater bird community.


Please contact me if you would like to attend. <crepasz...>



To the Volunteer Stewards of Stewart B. McKinney NWRs

Great Meadow and Milford Point Units

Thank you!

To express our gratitude The Friends of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge would like to invite you (and a guest) to a special presentation of Long Island Sounds natural history and ecology by Patrick Lynch on:

March 25, 2017 at 10:00

at Audubon CTs Stratford Point property - 1207 Prospect Drive.

Patrick will present from his new book due out in March 2017:

Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terrestrial ecosystems located in one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. The Sound and its coastlines are home not only to myriad species of plants and animalsfrom shorebirds and turtles to whales, seals, and fishbut also to more than twenty million people.

Until now there has been no one-stop reference for those interested in exploring the Sounds rich natural history. Author, photographer, and scientific illustrator Patrick Lynch has filled this gap. Brimming with maps, photographs, and drawings, Lynchs guide introduces readers to the full breadth of the Sounds environs from shorelines to deepest waters. With coastal areas at particular risk from climate change and pollution, his timing couldnt be better. Whether readers are interested in the areas geology and meteorology, its history of human intervention, or simply locating nature reserves and bird sanctuaries, theyre sure to find Lynchs compendium indispensable.



Come early to bird the property. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Craig Repasz at <crepasz...>

Refreshments will be served.

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Date: 3/21/17 4:53 pm
From: Thera And Andy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred owl-woodbridge

Went out to light my BBQ and a barred owl was sitting on my birdhouse. It flew up to the side of a large tree 20 feet away and we had a staring contest for about a minute. As soon as I picked up a camera it flew away in the fading light. Very cool!
Andy Stack
Woodbridge
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Date: 3/21/17 3:50 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GBH arrive
Five Great Blue Herons arrived today to open the the rookery at North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford. It has been about a week since I have seen eagles that had been hanging around the rookery. It looks like about 15 nests survived the winter.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 3/21/17 1:58 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RIP Chan Robbins (1918-2017)
Noted on the National Audubon Society's  Facebook page that Chan Robbins has died.
David W BabingtonWashington, CTIn Memory of Chandler S. Robbins


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Date: 3/21/17 11:58 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP American Oystercatchers and Bonaparte's Gulls
I spent a quiet and chilly morning at Hammonassett SP today. Highlights were two American oystercatchers seen at the end of Meig's point and two Bonaparte's Gulls surface feeding with other gulls off the shell beach.

Jack Swatt
Wolcott

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Date: 3/21/17 11:58 am
From: Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey
From Hank Golet, 3/21,around noon
Old Lyme, Watch Rock, On perch pole... From main viewing looking north across mudflat toward RR tracks. It is the osprey platform in that area.
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Date: 3/21/17 11:10 am
From: Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrow's Goldeneye and Oystercatchers, Tuxis Island
Tuxis Island, Madison, 2 pm - Barrow's Goldeneye continues. Moves around a lot, usually by itself. Sometimes in close. Other times out far next to or east or west of Tuxis Island. Also, three very vocal Oystercatchers on Tuxis Island.


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Date: 3/21/17 10:48 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratfird seawall
Right now about 3,500 gulls plan ton feeding.. Stretching back toward Russian Beach.. Here with Greg H

Bill Bsnks

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Date: 3/21/17 8:06 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull - No
3/21. Stratford - I've been searching since 8am for rare gulls, including yesterday's KAMCHATKA GULL. No luck yet. But currently scoping through 1500 gulls (majority Ring- bills) off foot of Cove Place and Russian Beach.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/21/17 7:18 am
From: Janet Messick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford supply pond
There is a pair of wood ducks and two male pintails among mallards at Branford supply ponds. Easy viewing, no scope necessary!

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Date: 3/21/17 6:12 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Please Report any flagged or banded shorebirds, especially Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers
As plovers and oystercatchers and other migrant shorebirds return to our coast, a reminder that we want to know about sightings of any banded or flagged shorebirds that you may come across. In addition to posting to the below website, please let us know at <ctwaterbirds...><mailto:<ctwaterbirds...>

Also, to better track volunteer effort, please share any eBird checklists that you may have that include coastal Waterbirds, including shorebird, terns, herons or egrets. It would also be good to receive any checklists that include Long-tailed Duck, Common Eider, Razorbill or Horned Grebe. Please share checklists to our <ctwaterbirds...><mailto:<ctwaterbirds...>
Please see below for announcement from USFWS. Thank you!

"Please remember to watch for northward migrating plovers carrying bands or flags. It may have snowed on many Northeast beaches last week, but we are hearing about recent plover-sightings as far north as Massachusetts, and the pipers in the Bahamas and Florida are exhibiting "migratory restlessness."

Prompt reporting to banders assures that these observations contribute to ongoing studies. Information about how to report sightings of banded and flagged piping plovers is at https://www.fws.gov/northeast/pipingplover/report_bands.html. If you see a uniquely identifiable plover on more than one day or at multiple locations, please pass those details along to the appropriate contact.

Many thanks (as always),
Anne

P.S. To learn more about how band resight observations are used, please see the recorded webinar at https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/ldr.php?RCID=822ccc545e68890d4ffb2f56d41d4aeb. "


Patrick

Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
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Date: 3/21/17 4:54 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Pintail continue at Branford Supply Ponds
3/21 - Two male Northern Pintail continue very close to road at Branford Supply Ponds, Branford CT. Chris Howe (Hamden) and Bill Batsford (New Haven).

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Date: 3/21/17 4:35 am
From: Diana Atwood Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Osprey Old Lyme
FOY Osprey 3-20-2017 flying over pond next to DEEP headquarters.


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Date: 3/20/17 8:10 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull photos
Photos of today's Kamchatka Gull in Stratford plus an adult Thayer's-like Gull at the same location can be found here:

http://www.shorebirder.com/2017/03/happy-mew-gull-day-2017-kamchatka-gull.html?m=1

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 3/20/17 2:59 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey
1 Osprey standing in nest @ ash creek in Fairfield at 5:00 today.

Jim Hunter
Bridgeport, CT

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Date: 3/20/17 2:39 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Supply Ponds - Pintails
3/20, 5pm
4 Pintail ducks in with Mallards close to shore.  Good photo opps.
Gary and Carol Lemmon
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Date: 3/20/17 2:38 pm
From: William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] wanna-be-gyrfalcon 3/19 obsvn location
Julian,





The location of my overflight 3/19 15:00 observation was close to the
intersection of Rte 132 and Weekeepeemee Rd in Bethlehem. Note that Rte
132 becomes Weekeepeemee Rd in Woodbury, so be sure to specify the town
when using on-line directions utilities. I drove to and around the area
today at ~the same time, and also up Hard Hill Rd in Bethlehem, but saw
no sign.







Bill Moorhead

Consulting Botanist/Plant Community Ecologist

486 Torrington Road

Litchfield, CT 06759

Phone & FAX: 860-567-4920

Cell phone: 860-543-1786

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Date: 3/20/17 1:24 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Darien Woodcock and Wood Frogs
4:00pm Selleck's Woods

1 nearly stepped on- American Woodcock by the train tracks along the bird path trail.

Many Wood Frogs calling in the vernal pool.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/20/17 12:25 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Middle Beach Madison
Searched without success this morning for the Barrows Goldeneye. However I did observe a Northern Gannet close to shore.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/20/17 10:53 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Gulls
3/20/17 Stratford Long Beach
1:48 pm. 1500 to 2000 Gulls in the water at distance looking over the first jetty. Use of scope helpful.
Seen with Steve Spector.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.
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Date: 3/20/17 10:19 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3675, Issue 1
Hi Larry.
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look into those trees.
Bev


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> 1. Robins and Waxwings! (<lpflynn...>)
> 2. Barnes boat launch, Enfield (Danforth, Mark E (Mark))
> 3. Night-Herons (Tina and Peter Green)
> 4. 14 acre pond Norwalk (Jalna Jaeger)
> 5. Dead woodcock Greenfield Hill, Fairfield (Tony Eason)
> 6. Green winged Teal (Wilson, Francis)
> 7. Greenwich point Park (Jeffrey Sonshine)
> 8. More Oystercatchers (Tina and Peter Green)
> 9. 3rd Time's A Charm? (Chad Seewagen)
> 10. Piping plover and Oustercatcher.. Milford Point (William Banks)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:02:21 GMT
> From: <lpflynn...>
> To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>,
> Subject: [CT Birds] Robins and Waxwings!
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> Last evening around sunset, two hundred or so American Robins found our 25 foot tall American Holly Tree and started feeding on the berries, a Coopers hawk flushed them several times before dark and eventually they all called it an evening.
>
> This morning at first light the two hundred or so Robins and fifteen?Cedar Waxwings started in again and devoured every single holly berry in about two hours time, it was an incredible sight.
> We still have a winterberry tree for them to finish off.
> Food sources for these two species is very hard to come bye these days with the snow covered ground, I'm glad we could help them out.
> I did manage a few photo's and a short video to share.
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/120139598@N08/?
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> https://youtu.be/odKmw9B0mhU
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> Best,
> Larry Flynn
> Norwalk, CT
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:03:21 +0000
> From: "Danforth, Mark E (Mark)" <danforth...>
> To: Ct Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Barnes boat launch, Enfield
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> 54 Wood Duck, even split male/female.
> 22 Common Merganser, 19 Canada Goose , 70+ Mallard. Herring and Ring-billed Gulls. All the waterfowl were along the far side of the river.
> Mark Danforth, Tolland
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> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:23:46 +0000
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
> To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Night-Herons
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> Bridgeport-Captains Cove ( from the cove "proper" and the end of Arthur Street)- 8 adult Black-crowned Night-Herons along with 275 Lesser Scaup,only 1 Greater Scaup
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> Tina Green
> Westport
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:46:39 -0400
> From: Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] 14 acre pond Norwalk
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> Jalna Jaeger, and David Callan Norwalk
> Several pairs of green winged teal, a northern shoveler pair, and wood
> ducks. Two female kingfishers having a noisy discussion , and flying from
> tree to tree.
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:12:17 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Tony Eason <aaeason...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Dead woodcock Greenfield Hill, Fairfield
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> Found a dead, headless woodcock with fox tracks around it. ?Couldn't figure out if fox did it or something else got first.
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> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:43:23 +0000
> From: "Wilson, Francis" <frank.wilson...>
> To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Green winged Teal
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> Two drakes in the inlet to Morris Creek in New Haven in my neighborhood this afternoon, briefly. A springtime pleasure.
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> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:56:17 -0400
> From: Jeffrey Sonshine <jeffrey.sonshine...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich point Park
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> 1. About 100 Brant Geese on one side of the Point and another 50 on the
> other side.
> 2. 3 Hooded Mergansers
> 3. 6 Robins
> 4. 1 Eastern Phoebe who looked very tired. We got to within 8- 10 feet.
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> Message: 8
> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:33:52 +0000
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
> To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] More Oystercatchers
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> Westport-Cockenoe Island-6 American Oystercatchers seen from Compo Beach.
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> The Double-crested Cormorants and the Great Black-backed Gulls are already staking out their territory on Goose Island. I saw about 50 GBBGs and 30 DCCOs come off the island when an adult Bald Eagle flew by.
> Also had 2 Great Blue Herons fly in off LI Sound and a Northern Gannet.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:06:32 -0400
> From: "Chad Seewagen" <cseewagen...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] 3rd Time's A Charm?
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> Ok, trying one more time after some technical difficulties...
> I am looking for information on nesting dates of Ovenbirds in Connecticut
> for 2 research projects that I am working on. This can include observations
> of active nests, eggs, nestlings, a flushed female, etc. Anything. If you
> are a birder who keeps a journal/field notes and you have any notes about
> instances when you came upon an active Ovenbird nest anywhere in the state,
> I would be very interested to know the dates. Even a single observation
> would be helpful. Many thanks!
>
> Chad Seewagen
> Sherman CT
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> Message: 10
> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:29:17 -0400
> From: William Banks <semismart9...>
> To: Ct Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Piping plover and Oustercatcher.. Milford Point
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Date: 3/20/17 10:13 am
From: Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Walk
Menunkatuck Audubon is having a bird walk at Hammonasset this Saturday, March 25th from 8-10:30 with Mike

DiGiorgio. Meet up is in parking lot near nature center by 8:00. Trip will be canceled with substantial snow or rain.
Register at http://menunkatuck.org/calendar/field-trip-registration/ <http://menunkatuck.org/calendar/field-trip-registration/>


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Date: 3/20/17 9:48 am
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late post (sorry)
Good afternoon,

I was out late yesterday (right before dusk) and saw the following at the 4
Mile River Boat Launch in Old Lyme:

2 Killdeers
1 Wilson's Snipe (just got confirmed)

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 3/20/17 9:47 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gyrations
Bill,
Thanks for the report. Gyrs of any color are rare in CT. White ones in particular are much sought-after anywhere and pretty distinctive given a decent look. Late March/early April isn’t too out of the range for a returning bird, and any "white-looking Peregrines" are definitely worth a look! 
The report is intriguing I am sure, so would you be able to pinpoint the location a bit more specifically. Somebody may want to check the area out.
Thanks for sharing and even if you are not totally sure of the id, the timely report is enough to give people a chance to maybe look if they so desire. Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519  www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com
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Date: 3/20/17 9:26 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Kam Gull update
No sign of either of Nick's two gulls (probable Kamchatka Gull, and dark Kumlien's/Thayer's) along length of Russian Beach, Stratford as of 12:15. The number of "rock-scraping" gulls is much diminished from earlier this morning. Generally gulls have been flying west.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Mar 20, 2017, at 11:51 AM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Thanks Nick!!
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>> On Mar 20, 2017, at 11:47 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> The gull has not been refound as of 1140am. Fewer Ring-bills present now. Last seen flying west from Russian Beach area. Birders looking now. Look for obviously darker mantled than Ring-bill, similar size, coarse blotchy markings on head, neck, and breast, unmarked yellow bill, darker eye.
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>> Nick Bonomo
>> Wallingford, CT
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>>> On Mar 20, 2017, at 10:46 AM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:
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>>> An adult Mew Gull was just seen at Russian beach off Cove Lane. First impression is that this *may* be Kamchatka Gull. Not in view at the moment. Flew towards the seawall.
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Date: 3/20/17 8:52 am
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Kam Gull update
Thanks Nick!!

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> On Mar 20, 2017, at 11:47 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> The gull has not been refound as of 1140am. Fewer Ring-bills present now. Last seen flying west from Russian Beach area. Birders looking now. Look for obviously darker mantled than Ring-bill, similar size, coarse blotchy markings on head, neck, and breast, unmarked yellow bill, darker eye.
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> Nick Bonomo
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Mar 20, 2017, at 10:46 AM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:
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>> An adult Mew Gull was just seen at Russian beach off Cove Lane. First impression is that this *may* be Kamchatka Gull. Not in view at the moment. Flew towards the seawall.
>>
>> Nick Bonomo
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Date: 3/20/17 8:47 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull update
The gull has not been refound as of 1140am. Fewer Ring-bills present now. Last seen flying west from Russian Beach area. Birders looking now. Look for obviously darker mantled than Ring-bill, similar size, coarse blotchy markings on head, neck, and breast, unmarked yellow bill, darker eye.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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> On Mar 20, 2017, at 10:46 AM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:
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> An adult Mew Gull was just seen at Russian beach off Cove Lane. First impression is that this *may* be Kamchatka Gull. Not in view at the moment. Flew towards the seawall.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/20/17 8:16 am
From: William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White Gyrfalcon???
Yesterday (Sun 3/19), at 15:00 EDST, I was driving on Route 132 on
Bethlehem and spotted overhead (41.6391 x -73.2116) what I can only make
out to be a white phase White Gyrfalcon.  It seems the only other option
would be a white phase Peregrine Falcon, if such existed.  It was
sliding south not far above tree-top level, not flapping in brief moment
I saw it, and I only saw it from below.  It was definitely larger than
crow, and I think pretty close to Red-tailed Hawk-size.  Tail was long
and narrowed to a squared tip, and wings were long and somewhat pointed,
set at an angle about like a boomerang.  Ir was white underneath except
for faint barred on primaries toward tips.  I did not notice dark
primary tips with as much contrast of black and white as are shown in
illustrations, but about as I see in many photos.  I can find no photos
of gyrfalcons from underneath in the same pose as the one I saw, but the
photos I do find from underneath show a somewhat chunkier beast than the
one I saw looked.  I hope it is acceptable to send this kind of report
to CTBird!     



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Date: 3/20/17 7:47 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull, Stratford
An adult Mew Gull was just seen at Russian beach off Cove Lane. First impression is that this *may* be Kamchatka Gull. Not in view at the moment. Flew towards the seawall.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 3/20/17 7:30 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping plover and Oustercatcher.. Milford Point
3 oystercatchers and one piping plover at the Point.. Seen with Bill Batsford..
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Date: 3/20/17 7:08 am
From: Chad Seewagen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3rd Time's A Charm?
Ok, trying one more time after some technical difficulties...
I am looking for information on nesting dates of Ovenbirds in Connecticut
for 2 research projects that I am working on. This can include observations
of active nests, eggs, nestlings, a flushed female, etc. Anything. If you
are a birder who keeps a journal/field notes and you have any notes about
instances when you came upon an active Ovenbird nest anywhere in the state,
I would be very interested to know the dates. Even a single observation
would be helpful. Many thanks!

Chad Seewagen
Sherman CT


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Date: 3/20/17 5:34 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] More Oystercatchers
Westport-Cockenoe Island-6 American Oystercatchers seen from Compo Beach.

The Double-crested Cormorants and the Great Black-backed Gulls are already staking out their territory on Goose Island. I saw about 50 GBBGs and 30 DCCOs come off the island when an adult Bald Eagle flew by.
Also had 2 Great Blue Herons fly in off LI Sound and a Northern Gannet.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/19/17 5:57 pm
From: Jeffrey Sonshine via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich point Park
1. About 100 Brant Geese on one side of the Point and another 50 on the
other side.
2. 3 Hooded Mergansers
3. 6 Robins
4. 1 Eastern Phoebe who looked very tired. We got to within 8- 10 feet.
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Date: 3/19/17 3:44 pm
From: Wilson, Francis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Green winged Teal
Two drakes in the inlet to Morris Creek in New Haven in my neighborhood this afternoon, briefly. A springtime pleasure.
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Date: 3/19/17 2:13 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dead woodcock Greenfield Hill, Fairfield
Found a dead, headless woodcock with fox tracks around it.  Couldn't figure out if fox did it or something else got first.
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Date: 3/19/17 10:47 am
From: Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 14 acre pond Norwalk
Jalna Jaeger, and David Callan Norwalk
Several pairs of green winged teal, a northern shoveler pair, and wood
ducks. Two female kingfishers having a noisy discussion , and flying from
tree to tree.
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Date: 3/19/17 10:24 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Night-Herons
Bridgeport-Captains Cove ( from the cove "proper" and the end of Arthur Street)- 8 adult Black-crowned Night-Herons along with 275 Lesser Scaup,only 1 Greater Scaup

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/19/17 10:04 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnes boat launch, Enfield
54 Wood Duck, even split male/female.
22 Common Merganser, 19 Canada Goose , 70+ Mallard. Herring and Ring-billed Gulls. All the waterfowl were along the far side of the river.
Mark Danforth, Tolland


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Date: 3/19/17 9:03 am
From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Robins and Waxwings!
Last evening around sunset, two hundred or so American Robins found our 25 foot tall American Holly Tree and started feeding on the berries, a Coopers hawk flushed them several times before dark and eventually they all called it an evening.

This morning at first light the two hundred or so Robins and fifteenCedar Waxwings started in again and devoured every single holly berry in about two hours time, it was an incredible sight.
We still have a winterberry tree for them to finish off.
Food sources for these two species is very hard to come bye these days with the snow covered ground, I'm glad we could help them out.
I did manage a few photo's and a short video to share.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/120139598@N08/?

https://youtu.be/odKmw9B0mhU

Best,
Larry Flynn
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 3/19/17 8:23 am
From: Ben Silano via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3674, Issue 1
Red winged blackbird seen feeding at feeder.
New Hartford ct.
spring is almost here.

Ben Silano
New Hartford

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Date: 3/19/17 7:27 am
From: Fritzandsheila via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox sparrows continue
For the past couple of week we have had up to 6 fox sparrows together under
the feeders here in East Haddam. I think that is the most we've ever had.

Yesterday an adult Cooper's hawk stopped by but didn't catch anything.

We saw an immature Cooper's perched on wires nearby on Friday.



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Date: 3/19/17 6:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport AMOYs
Westport- Cockenoe Island( scoped from Compo Beach)- our first pair of American Oystercatchers have arrived

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/19/17 5:09 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport/Westport Yellow-headed Blackbird
Southport Beach- female Yellow-headed Blackbird seen on Westport side of the creek sitting in a tree with a huge flock of blackbirds early this morning before the huge flock took off headed northeast. This flock came out of the small creek on the Westport side, their morning "serenade" almost deafening. It's amazing that that tiny patch of phragmites can have so many blackbirds roosting overnight. I was able to find the YHBB because I was scanning the flock with my scope.

Lots of waterfowl and gulls headed east including many Greater Scaup and 3 Bonaparte's Gulls. No sign of the Pink-footed Goose but the Canadas are still drifting out of the marsh.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/19/17 4:47 am
From: Chad Seewagen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] First post blank for some reason -- trying again

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Date: 3/19/17 4:27 am
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lost scarf
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } A scarf was left behind at the COA Annual Meeting yesterday. Contact me at 860-384-1819.Maureen Wolter


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Date: 3/18/17 11:33 pm
From: Dan Cimbaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Old Saybrook
3/18 7:00 AM - Old Saybrook, Ferry Point - After several attempts I found the female Yellow-headed Blackbird first reported 2/25 in the same residential area at the intersection of Ferry Rd & Clark Street.  The bird was in a mixed flock of Red-winged Blackbirds, cowbirds, and grackles visible from the public road.  The flock appears to be regularly drawn to seed put out by a resident.
Dan Cimbaro Colchester, CT
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Date: 3/18/17 7:36 pm
From: Maggie Silverman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bluebird Heaven
We've had increased numbers on the bluebirds at our home in Colchester as well. They're eating the suet and leaving the mealworms and bluebird nuggets. But the titmice and chickadees are eating those.

It's a beautiful sight in the grey of winter!

Maggie Silverman
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Date: 3/18/17 7:34 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] woodcocks get stuck in New York during snowstorm-NY Times
Interesting NY Times article on woodcocks in New York City.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/nyregion/an-early-bird-gets-caught-in-the-snowstorm.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion&action=click&contentCollection=nyregion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront

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Date: 3/18/17 5:37 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Groton Rough-legged Hawk continues, other birds
This afternoon circling high above Groton New London Airport as viewed from Bluff Point, one continuing dark phase Rough-legged Hawk. Also at Bluff Point:

4 Green winged Teal, seemed notable for this location

2 American Wigeon, also notable

2 Fox Sparrows

1 Yellow bellied Sapsucker

55! Cedar Waxwings


At other locations in the area:

2 Northern Shovelers, south section of Palmer Cove in Groton. Maybe the same pair from the Mystic River, or maybe a different one

8 Ruddy Turnstones, 6 Black bellied Plovers, 1 Dunlin, Mumford Cove in Groton

1 American Woodcock, Rocky Neck SP in East Lyme


Good birding,

Dylan Pedro

Waterford

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Date: 3/18/17 5:13 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike
Today while driving to Norfolk on Norfolk rd going north out of Torrington, I had a nice adult Northern Shrike on top of a tree out in an old open field. Saw it at 4 pm.
Paul Carrier  Harwinton 
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Date: 3/18/17 2:08 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C O A Annual Meeting
Just would like to say it was nice to see all my birding friends today at the C O A annual meeting and to say a thank you to all the great people who made it all possible. Connecticut birders rock!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/18/17 2:06 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Eagles OK
Sat 3/18/2017 Roughly 4:00 PM: Hi Folks. I paid a visit to the State St
Hamden Eagle Nest. They are fine. After about 10 minutes observing Daddy
Bird setting on the eggs, Mother eagle flew in and after some brief
pleasantries, she swapped off with her mate. He then flew off and
immediately got a fish flew back to his traditional roost on the "X". They
seemed to have survived the storm very well. Regards, Mike Horn - Hamden, CT





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Date: 3/18/17 10:35 am
From: Chad Seewagen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Looking for Ovenbird Nesting Date Info

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Date: 3/18/17 9:41 am
From: Jim Bair via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] European Goldfinch
From Jim Bair:
3/18 Southbury, Bent of the River Sanctuary – European Goldfinch still present as of 10:10 a.m.
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Date: 3/18/17 6:00 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black birds morning for feederwatch - Washington, CT
Started Feeder Watch this morning for the weekend. When I got up I went out briefly to put sunflower seeds out close to the house for my local feather clients as it is hard to get to the solo feeder below house with about 16 inches of snow to go through. Heard Red-winged blackbirds and other black birds when went I went outside. Sitting down to breakfast with a view of the feeder and the areas near the house where I had put out seed I had real black birds show this morning. Red-winged Blackbirds (7), Common Grackle (2), American Crow (3), and Brown-headed Cowbird (One male at the feeder).
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 3/18/17 5:55 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm Related Oddities
At our Kent Hollow backyard feeders
attracted to beef suet were a Red Tailed and Red Shouldered Hawk, Turkey and Black Vultures. One Black Vulture made use of the birdbath!


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Date: 3/17/17 5:01 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Rare Geese: NO but other goodies / Audubon Trip Sunday
Spent the morning in Westport/Southport hoping to stake out the
Ross's/Pink-Footed Geese for our upcoming trip for Audubon Greenwich this
Sunday in Westport, but unfortunately neither of them materialized in the
many flocks of Canadas.

There were however some notable birds around the Westport/Southport Area
including:

- 2 drake NORTHERN PINTAIL in the creek across from Southport Beach
- Multiple GREEN-WINGED TEAL in Grey's Creek + Sherwood Island
- 1 WILSON'S SNIPE in the wet areas in the Nyala Farms field
- 4 FOX SPARROWS around the Sherwood island SP feeders
- Many KILLDEER (Grey's Creek, Sherwood, Burying Hill, Nyala)

For those who may be interested, Stefan Martin and I will be leading
Audubon Greenwich's trip to Sherwood Island State Park this Sunday March
19th. We'll be meeting at the Sherwood Island Pavilion Parking Lot at 9 AM
and birding the park + other local areas (Burying Hill/Southport/Nyala
Farm) in search of migrant waterfowl / other March specialties. There's no
charge for the walk but RSVP is required to me so feel free to email me
here or call me at (914) 417-5234 if you'd like to come. Even if you can't
make this trip, Stefan and I will be leading other walks as part of Audubon
Greenwich's revamped Quaker Ridge Bird Club this year so check out the full
events calendar:
http://greenwich.audubon.org/events

Ryan MacLean
Greenwich CT
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Date: 3/17/17 4:42 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Eastern Towhee Fairfield
Lake Mohegan 2pm-4pm

1- nearly stepped on American Woodcock next to the trail by the power line

1- FOY Eastern Towhee same location

1- Pileated Woodpecker calling by the parking lot

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

Lots of Dark-eyed Juncos, Tufted Titmice, Black-capped Chickadees and White-breasted Nuthatches.

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Date: 3/17/17 4:24 pm
From: Lukaszek, Donald \(Physics and Engineering Physics\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Adult Bald Eagle in Plainville
Around 4pm, an Adult bald Eagle was seen soaring over Plainville H.S. Spotted by my sister Janice.


Dr. Donald Lukaszek
Department of Physics & Engineering Physics
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
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Date: 3/17/17 12:23 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow: North Lake, Hamden
Finally got our Fox Sparrow today below the feeders, 3/17/17, after so many CT reports (even my cousin in Westchester asked if she might have seen one). North Lake Dr., Hamden

Also id'ed a birder checking out our feeders, from RWA land (not supposed to be there -- but the fence to the Hamden Land Trust needs repair). Not sure what he's been looking up in his Sibley's -- usual suspects here. His feet must be getting cold by now.

Arthur Shippee
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Date: 3/17/17 11:04 am
From: Pamela Holden via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluebird Heaven, Colchester Yard
We've been enjoying many bluebirds here for the last few weeks. In the past
we've had them here and there, but never so many (as many as 10 at a time),
or for as long. They're real beauties. They have been enjoying our
sunflower hearts (something I never saw them go for) and our heated birdbath
for drinking and bathing. Such a pleasure! Does anyone else have a larger
number of them this season?



Pam Holden

Colchester, CT







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Date: 3/17/17 10:57 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdseye boat ramp Stratford
Lots of coots and 2 male, 1 female green winged teal poking around nearshore rocks.
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Date: 3/17/17 10:38 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Pintails
From Steve Spector, 3/17/17, 10:20 AM--12:00 PM.  Milford Point (btw main sandbar and shore), 17 Northern Pintail (11 hens, 6 drakes)<charsjs...>
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Date: 3/17/17 10:05 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cackling geese & Gadwall, EastHartford
Stopped by Hockunum Linear Trail off Chipper Dr. In East Hartford. 6 Cackling Geese, 75 + Canadas, 20+ Gadwall, 2 Black Ducks, 2 Greenwing Teal, 1 Woodduck. You have to tramp through deep snow to get to the viewing area.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 3/17/17 10:03 am
From: Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pileated Woodpecker- Canton
12:55pm: heard the resident Flicker sounding off. Looked out the window to
see a Pileated Woodpecker. I've been hoping to see one for a while, so a
very happy moment. Plieated didn't stay long, so sadly no pictures. Flew
South East toward East Hill Road.


Lisa Coggins
Daynard Drive
Canton
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Date: 3/17/17 9:39 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow - Washington, CT
Just looked out a back window of the house here and spied a Fox Sparrow. Funny how I have not seen a Fox Sparrow around here in years and to have seen one today. When I was out moving snow about here this morning I also heard a Song Sparrow but perhaps it was the Fox Sparrow I heard?
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 3/17/17 9:17 am
From: simon.nuhn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT River Eagles



3/17. CT RiverQuest cruise - 16 immature + 6 adult

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Date: 3/17/17 7:26 am
From: Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood ducks


Nine wood ducks at the Branford supply ponds. They are under overhanging branches around the island of the Eastpond

Gary and Carol Lemmon

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Date: 3/17/17 6:57 am
From: Diana Atwood Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4 Immature Bald Eagles
Four immature Bald Eagles fighting for the best fishing location on the ice in lower Lord’s Cove, Old Lyme. @10:30 3-16-17.

Diana Atwood Johnson





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Date: 3/17/17 6:24 am
From: Enya Cunningham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Steep Rock Preserve
Male bald eagle on Shepaug River heading upstream from the bridge at Steep
Rock Preserve in Washington, CT. Seen this morning around 8:45.

Enya Cunningham
Washington
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Date: 3/16/17 9:43 pm
From: val melnikov via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Timberdoodles
val melnikov, 03/16/17 23:00.pair of timberdoodles behind Milford PD. Two doodles on access road ankling thru puddles from runoff. birds would explode upwards fly a few yards and land. after five such expositions they landed and walked beside me as I drove down the road. said goodnight and drove off.
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Date: 3/16/17 5:27 pm
From: Kevindoyle01--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Off topic
Since most birders and photographers are nature people seeing Kent Falls and the Great Falls in Falls Village after 2 plus feet of snow frozen was a mystical and magical experience. As I was the first person to blaze a trail. Snow shoes would have helped emenseley. I could only reach the bottom falls yesterday, today I made it to the top. The change from one day to the next was something I didn't expect. Get there before the weather messes up the virgin snow and drifts covering the falls. The ice formations and colors are only those that nature can provide both with cold and moving water. It's still worth a trip.

Kevin Doyle
New Milford
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Date: 3/16/17 3:44 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3/16 - Riverside Woodcock
3/16 – Riverside
1 American Woodcock at 1:15 pm surprised me by flying about 10 yards before me at 30 ft high halfway down the on ramp of I-95 South, exit 5, then sat down on snow at side of road.

Cynthia Ehlinger

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Date: 3/16/17 1:22 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Milford Yard Storm Activity
Incredibly busy during (40-50 birds together at feeders) and after the storm - fox sparrow, tree sparrows (1st this winter), brown creeper, flock of red-winged blackbirds, 2 wood duck on the stream, pileated woodpeckers calling, bluebirds checking boxes, 20 goldfinches, red-tailed hawk with prey (pair today), red-shouldered hawk, all the usual suspects + I starling (ah well). 26 species. And now a raven just flew over and the kingfisher arrived!


Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 3/16/17 12:14 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Horned Larks
Flock of 20-ish horned larks working exposed grass areas around south side entrance to airport.
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Date: 3/16/17 12:04 pm
From: John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows- Gaylordsville
15-20 Tree Swallows circling high above the Housatonic River at the bridge over Rt. 7 in Gaylordsville, northern New Milford. No other swallows seen along the river from Gaylordsville to Kent.

John Johnson
Kent
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Date: 3/16/17 11:54 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wallingford Cackling Geese
Late this morning there were 2 CACKLING GEESE nestled among a tight
flock of roosting Canada Geese on Mackenzie Reservoir in Wallingford.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/16/17 11:43 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Controversial construction project at Silver Sands State Park



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Rep. Rose, Kim" <Kim.Rose...>
> Date: March 16, 2017 at 1:38:59 PM EDT
> To: 'Beverly Propen' <bpropen...>
> Subject: RE: Controversial construction project at Silver Sands State Park
>
> Dear Beverly,
>
> Thank you for taking your time to contact me regarding Silver Sands' project. Milford resident Dominic Cotton joined me as I testified in support SB 605 that I sponsored. It was important for the committee to hear from you as well, and I received over 100 emails with testimony! Thank you! As your State Representative at the Capitol in Hartford, it is important for me to hear your views on the issues that affect you.
>
> I value your opinion and I can assure you that I will take into account your concerns, as well as the concerns of the other residents of our district.
>
> Please feel free to call my office: 800.842.8267 or my cell phone: 203.701.6098.
> Please visit my website regularly to stay updated on information and you can sign up for my email updates here.
> Visit my Facebook page which is updated daily or follow me on Twitter.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Kim Rose
> State Representative
> 118th District- Milford
> Assistant Majority Whip
> Vice Chair of Housing, Member Select Committee of Veterans
> and Interns Committee
> Co-Chair Women’s Caucus
> 300 Capitol Ave. Room 4002
> Hartford, CT 06106
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> LEGAL NOTICE: Certain communications or records received by or sent from this electronic mail account may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-200 et seq.
>
>
>
> From: Beverly Propen [mailto:<bpropen...>]
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 2:07 PM
> To: Senator Slossberg; Rep. Rose, Kim
> Subject: Fwd: Controversial construction project at Silver Sands State Park
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
> Date: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:38 AM
> Subject: Controversial construction project at Silver Sands State Park
> To: <envtestimony...>
>
>
> Silver Sands State Park is one of the gems in the city of Milford, as well as in Connecticut.
> It is an oasis for a wide variety of wildlife, birds, shorebirds and wading birds. Piping Plovers are a federally endangered species and in Connecticut are a threatened species. Piping plovers and Least Terns use the beaches of Silver Sands for nesting. Development of the shoreline for recreation has limited the number of available piping plover nest sites. Human disturbance can destroy nests that are well camouflaged in the sands. The "sparrow lanes" offer prime habitat for a variety of sparrow species as well as other wildlife.
> I urge you to have a moratorium on any development at Silver Sands State Park until a detailed environmental impact statement is conducted.
> Thank You.
> Beverly Propen, Master Wildlife Conservationist, Connecticut Audubon Society member
> 185 Crocker Court
> Orange, CT
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Date: 3/16/17 10:59 am
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nehantic State Forest 3/16/17
Good afternoon,

Just got back from the Nehantic State Forest (Uncas Pond) and saw the
following:

Ring Necked Ducks (10)
Common Goldeneyes (about 30)
Wood Ducks (4)

Osprey (1) - FOY

Jeri Duefrene
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Date: 3/16/17 10:56 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands project
Attached is the response I received from Representative Rose

\Dear Beverly,



Thank you for taking your time to contact me regarding Silver Sands'
project. Milford resident Dominic Cotton joined me as I testified in
support SB 605 that I sponsored. It was important for the committee to
hear from you as well, and I received over 100 emails with testimony!
Thank you! As your State Representative at the Capitol in Hartford, it is
important for me to hear your views on the issues that affect you.



I value your opinion and I can assure you that I will take into account
your concerns, as well as the concerns of the other residents of our
district.



Please feel free to call my office: 800.842.8267 <(800)%20842-8267> or my
cell phone: 203.701.6098 <(203)%20701-6098>.
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Date: 3/16/17 8:22 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow, Snow Buntings, Scaup at Stratford Point
A magnificent day here at Stratford Point. There has been a Fox Sparrow hanging around the water garden since yesterday. Not that rare overall, but a very hard bird to get here for some reason. I believe this is one of less than a handful of records here.

There are also about 40 Snow Buntings still around, about 30 American Tree Sparrows around the water garden and a flock of around 2,000 Scaup is moving about (presumably 99%+ Greater Scaup).

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
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Date: 3/16/17 7:18 am
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood cock, fox sparrows, barrows
Barrow's goldeneye still off middle beach Madison

2 woodcock and fox sparrows Hammo west end in various locations

Keith Mueller
Klilingworth

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Date: 3/16/17 6:54 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystic River Shovelers
Pair of Shovelers feeding in the mud with many Black Ducks and a pair of Green-winged Teal on the Mystic River this morning, right around the Osprey platform where all the Black Ducks usually hang out.

Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 3/16/17 3:26 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Two new marine birding opportunities
Two new events open to everyone who loves marine birds, pelagic birds,
marine science, conservation, etc:

March 25th: SEAWATCH in Long Island Sound.
If you would like to contribute an hour or two, at a location of your
choice, please see this website:
http://SuperSeaWatch.blogspot.com <http://superseawatch.blogspot.com/>

June 11th: PELAGIC TRIP from Gloucester MA.
Combining marine biology with seabirds, whales, fish, plankton.
Comparing LIS with these Gulf Of Maine waters.
And continuing where our October 22 trip left off last year:
http://trips33.blogspot.com

For both events please email to: <robben99...>
Thank you,
Tom Robben
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Date: 3/16/17 3:14 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kent Catbird
Gray Catbird made an appearance at our Kent Hollow home, perhaps the same one we reported back in January.

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Date: 3/15/17 10:35 pm
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] very busy feeder day...
2 continuing Chipping Sparrow
4 Fox Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
8 White-Throated Sparrow
9 House Sparrow
2 Northern Mockingbird
3 Northern Cardinal
5 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
2 Carolina Wren
23 Dark-eyed Juncos
19 Mourning Doves
14 Common Grackle
7 Tufted Titmouse
32 European Starling
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
24 American Finch
5 House Finch
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Flying overhead:
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Ring-billed Gull
9 Canada Goose
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Date: 3/15/17 8:00 pm
From: Benjamin Sonnenberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur Bethlehem
Thanks for the great longspur tip!
My wife and I ran over to Hard Hill Rd this evening and located the bird
amongst a large flock of horned lark at around 5:40pm.
We also had an Eastern Meadowlark on the corner of Benton Rd and Anderson
rd. The bird was foraging in the bare patches of a plowed parking lot near
a large red barn.

Ben Sonnenberg
Litchfield


On Mar 15, 2017 2:20 PM, "greg hanisek via CTBirds" <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> About mid-morning I had a single Lapland Longspur in a flock of c 85
> Horned Larks on Hard Hill Road in Bethlehem. A flock of this size or a bit
> larger has been in the area all winter, often on the road and road edges,
> but they're jumpy and mobile. I've searched for longspurs here on and off
> since December and this is the first time I found one. With the heavy snow
> cover, they were mostly near the main farm building at the high spot on the
> road today.
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Date: 3/15/17 6:29 pm
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Subject: [CT Birds] Yesterday-Tues at feeders Harwinton CT
My Oh My - so busy it was! 16 Junco, 3 Fox Sparrow, 2 Song, 1 WT Sparrow. Gobs of Doves, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Pine Siskin, 1 Purple Finch, Plus many other regulars. Day before had 2 Broadwing Hawk fly over yard going north. 
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Date: 3/15/17 5:57 pm
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Another Fox Sparrow, this time West Hartford.


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Date: 3/15/17 5:42 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Woodcock pics
Seems to be a popular species today!


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Date: 3/15/17 5:10 pm
From: Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
I had a woodcock hunkering in a snow mound today outside my classroom in Westport. Eventually it flew to the back of the school toward the swampy wooded area.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 3/15/17 3:45 pm
From: Bob MacDonnell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
I saw the exact same thing today in Niantic, Woodcock being chased by
Red-tail, including some impressive evasive maneuvers. Pretty sure it
got away.

Bob MacDonnell
Niantic


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> Woodcock being chased by a Red-tailed Hawk. I didn't see if he got away.
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Date: 3/15/17 3:15 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
I had one last night about 10:15 pm flying down the street - land on my
sidewalk and watch the snow plow go by and then started walking down the
sidewalk - this is about 1,500 ft from the sound, and he was headed in the
wrong direction

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> And I had an American Woodcock cross in front of my car as I was leaving my
> home in Wilton this afternoon. It gave me what looked like a dirty look
> over its shoulder as it landed on the snow. (Me: hey dude, I'm not
> responsible for the snow....)
>
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:22 PM, John Oshlick via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> > This afternoon while walking out of the Woodbridge public library I saw a
> > Woodcock being chased by a Red-tailed Hawk. I didn't see if he got away.
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Date: 3/15/17 3:10 pm
From: Bruce Stevenson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Woodcock
And I had an American Woodcock cross in front of my car as I was leaving my
home in Wilton this afternoon. It gave me what looked like a dirty look
over its shoulder as it landed on the snow. (Me: hey dude, I'm not
responsible for the snow....)

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<ctbirds...> wrote:

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> Woodcock being chased by a Red-tailed Hawk. I didn't see if he got away.
>
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Date: 3/15/17 3:07 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe
The Eared Grebe at the Stonington Town dock in the Stonington Borough continues.  It seems to stay within a very small area in the harbor just north of the viewing platform, the same area where it was discovered.
Glenn WilliamsMystic
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Date: 3/15/17 2:23 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock
This afternoon while walking out of the Woodbridge public library I saw a
Woodcock being chased by a Red-tailed Hawk. I didn't see if he got away.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/15/17 2:13 pm
From: Robert Bitondi via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock
Encountered an Am Woodcock in my driveway this afternoon apparently soaking
up some warmth from the sun on the tar. It looked OK.

Bob Bitondi
Pomfret Center
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Date: 3/15/17 1:58 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Woodcock
On right just before middle beach rotary. (6) birds
Ed Haesche. Guilford
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Date: 3/15/17 1:25 pm
From: Judd Everhart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
I had one yesterday during a lull in the storm.

Judd Everhart
Bethel

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> FOY Fox sparrow in the snow under the feeders.
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Date: 3/15/17 12:46 pm
From: Jim & Mary Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
FOY Fox sparrow in the snow under the feeders.
Jim and Mary Lyons, Glastonbury
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Date: 3/15/17 11:20 am
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur Bethlehem
About mid-morning I had a single Lapland Longspur in a flock of c 85 Horned Larks on Hard Hill Road in Bethlehem. A flock of this size or a bit larger has been in the area all winter, often on the road and road edges, but they're jumpy and mobile. I've searched for longspurs here on and off since December and this is the first time I found one. With the heavy snow cover, they were mostly near the main farm building at the high spot on the road today.
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Date: 3/15/17 11:03 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield/Westport goose update
After the storm, both rare geese continue.

The Pink-footed Goose was still in the creek behind Southport Beach in
Fairfield, and the Ross's Goose was in a partially frozen pond at the
Westport Longshore Club, with 4 Canadas and 4 Hooded Mergansers.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 3/15/17 9:48 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bent of the River Feeders
The parking lot has been cleared, and the feeder station is very active
here.

The European Goldfinch has made at least 2 short appearances, usually to
the tube feeder on the left side of the birding balcony. On the ground, we
have our largest numbers of sparrows of the season, include 8 Fox Sparrows
counted a few moments ago!

If walking here, you'll want snowshoes for the trails and some sort of
yak-tracks for the driveway.

Good birding,
Ken Elkins
Education Programs Manager
Audubon Center Bent of the River
Southbury, CT
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Date: 3/15/17 9:43 am
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox sparrows


I had 3 under my feeders late yesterday.
Claudia longmore Wethersfield 


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Date: 3/15/17 9:30 am
From: Robert Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow today at my ground feeding area in Ellington

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Date: 3/15/17 9:30 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock New Canaan
While driving by Woodway Country Club/Golf Course, I saw an American Woodcock flyover the golf course from north to south at 12:10pm.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/14/17 1:35 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee - Washington, CT
Just noted my local Eastern Towhee with a group of Slate-colored Juncos just outside the back door of our house here in Washington, CT where I have been throwing black-oiled sunflower seed out for the birds during the snow storm. The towhee seems to show up mostly during snow storms. I figure we have about a foot and half of snow here though it has been mostly sleet here for the last few hours.
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Date: 3/14/17 1:16 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange backyard birds in storm
3/14 Orange backyard . We got about 10-12:.
My pleasure today has been constantly refilling my feeders and watching the
birds.
My husband suggested putting another thistle feeder out since our
goldfinches are waiting in the trees for their turn at the feeder with 8
perches. I found a sock feeder which I filled....and there are now at
least 20 goldfinches feeding. the one song sparrow that has been here all
winter, got joined by another one. And the numbers of common Grackles, and
starlings have obviously grown. Dark eyed juncos are everywhere too. This
is in adition to the regular visitors. Between thistle, mixed seed, suet,
bread, cookies , raisins and dried meal worms, the birds have a nice spread.
Two robins only appeared to eat some snow, but there are the raisins and
mealworms so I hope they find them.
Enjoy the snow.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/14/17 11:02 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon's Big January Results
HAS’s First “Big January”


March 14, 2017




For most Connecticut residents, January is a cold, blustery time to stay indoors, curl up in a warm spot, and await better weather. But for Connecticut’s birdwatching community, January offers the opportunity to seek out our winter bird species. This year the Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) offered its first “Big January” birding challenge: to identify as many species of wild birds in Hartford County as possible. The idea arose from the CT Ornithological’s longtime Connecticut January birding challenge, but was made local to just Hartford county.

HAS was pleased with the participation in this first year of the challenge. As birder John Weeks wrote “ Big January was a brilliant idea: it gave us all a good reason to get out there and find birds in the coldest time of the year, and linking it to eBird undoubtedly kickstarted more interest in using this valuable tool of citizen science.”






As an organization, we witnessed wonderful sharing of species sightings – from the white-fronted goose in East Hartford, to the red-breasted nuthatch and immature goshawk at Cedar Hill Cemetery, to the Iceland gull in Hartford, postings helped many birders see and enjoy a variety of rarities. As John Weeks put it, “My wife Chris and I consider that we've already won -- just by participating and finding out about many birding hotspots in the Greater Hartford area that we didn't even know existed. Besides, we benefited greatly from the advice and postings of many other Hartford-area birders, and more than a few of the hard-to-get birds we found were as much "theirs" as "ours".”




HAS offered prizes in different age categories as well as a special challenge for school groups. Because this was our first year offering the challenge, we took an educated guess at what would be challenging but achievable species counts for Hartford. In retrospect, we may have set the bars too high! Early in the month one experienced birder commented “e ven getting to 50 could be a challenge! I figure this is our opportunity to find out where the folks in Glastonbury hide all the birds." At the end of the month, HAS President Sara Zagorski noted “ I was only in the 50's, very hard to get to 75. But it was fun to concentrate on local areas”. And our Vice President, Maggie Peretto said “It was a great effort to get to 72”.




With the final counts in, HAS is delighted to announce the winners from this first year’s challenge. We had submissions in all the age brackets, with ties in the teen and adult groups. Special congratulations go to the Lawton family, whose children won in the youth and teen categories. Their father and Board member David Lawton commented “ Big January was great for motivating my kids to bird, not only for January... but for the entire year.” Which was, of course, the goal!




Youth, Ages 2-10 (25 needed):

Sebastian Lawton, age 7, 35 species

Teens, Age 11 -17 (40 needed)

Matthew Lawton, Age 11, 47 Species

Isabelle Lawton, Age 13, 47 species

Adults, Age 18 -? (75 needed)

Bill Asteraides, 75 species

John and Chris Weeks, 75 species

Honorable Mention: Maggie Peretto, 72 species



Congratulations to everyone who entered and received awards and certificates.




--Sarah Faulkner, HAS Board Member
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Date: 3/14/17 10:32 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport
Male cowbird on feeder.  Yellow bellied sapsucker on Saturday on trees in area.
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Date: 3/14/17 10:29 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Very birdy feeders!
Lots and lots of activity at the feeders in the snowstorm, including five (yes 5!) fox sparrows, at least 30 goldfinch, at least 5 house finches, and a flock of very bewildered redwinged blackbirds.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville


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Date: 3/14/17 9:05 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bent of the River feeders- European Goldfinch
I just received photos from Glen Somogie, our Land Manager of a European
Goldfinch visiting the very busy feeders at the Bent of the River today
during the storm.


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Date: 3/14/17 7:50 am
From: Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport ROGO
MON 3/13 4:30 PM - Westport, CT

Found Ross’s Goose on Longshore Golf Course off Compo Beach Road. Bird was with flock of CANG in center of course. Thanks to Mike Warner for getting me some digiscopes.
This species was elusive in CT for me - missed it last couple years - happy to get this CT Lifer.
Proceeded to Southport Beach to look for PFGO - but no show. Lots of Brant there and had a Kingfisher fly up the creek.

Rick Gedney
Madison, CT




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Date: 3/13/17 8:02 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield County Goose Update
3/13/17 Ross's Yes - Pink-footed No



4 pm - The Ross's Goose continues at Longshore (Public) Golf Course between
the entry and exit roads with

one of the three groups of Canada Geese present. Rick Gedney and I had nice
scope views while we took pics.

Tonight, Winter Storm Stella is expected to bring 12" to 18" of snow to this
area and it will be interesting if this Goose stays.

Just finding this small white Goose in that much snow will be challenging
enough!



5 pm - Rick Gedney and I met up at Southport Beach and we ran into Aidan
Kiley. The three of us checked the creek, lawns and beaches

to no avail, except for about 20 Canada on a lawn to the right of the creek.
Reportedly seen early this morning and not since. I forgot to

look at lawns to the west of Sasco Creek Road so who knows? Could still be
around.



5:30 - Burying Hill Beach - 60 Canadas in the water east of the parking lot.



5:45 - Sherwood Island S.P. - Two groups of Canadas, about 60 each but no
celebrity among them.



Take care everybody.



Mike Warner

Wilton CT.

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Date: 3/13/17 4:46 pm
From: Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Killdeers, Cove Island, Stamford
2 Killdeers, FOY, at low tide today in mudflats bordering the Cove Island
Wildlife Sanctuary.

Jay Boll
Norwalk



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Date: 3/13/17 4:09 pm
From: Stephanie Kollet via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey Wethersfield
Today at 5 PM an Osprey flew overhead just above the tree line at the intersection of Goff Road and Prospect Street in Wethersfield flying northeasterly.
Stephanie Kollet
Hamden

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Date: 3/13/17 3:13 pm
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point closed tomorrow
Stratford Point will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday because of the storm.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 3/13/17 2:59 pm
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Signs of spring - for a few more hours at least
This afternoon at Aspetuck Reservoir in Easton - 4 Tree Swallows and 4
Rusty Blackbirds just below the dam, 35 Wood Ducks and 2 Swamp Sparrows
behind Aspetuck Cemetery.

Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT
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Date: 3/13/17 2:12 pm
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAS Tues. Mar. 14 Canceled.
The Tuesday, March 14th meeting of Hartford Audubon, is canceled.

Sara Zagorski


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Date: 3/13/17 12:15 pm
From: Emily Rosenthal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knots & Horseshoe crabs: March 21 lecture at Yale FES
If you're interested in Connecticut's endangered wildlife and want to know about the amazing link betweenRed Knots, horseshoe crabs and an absolutely essential medicine for surgery, we invite you to the lecture the Connecticut Audubon Society is hosting in New Haven on Tuesday, March 21.

The lecturer is Deborah Cramer, author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey (Yale University Press). The talk is set for Kroon Hall, at 7 p.m. Tickets are a bargain, at $10 or $5 (www.ctaudubon.org/lecture).

Here's a link to a story about the talk, in the New Haven Register. http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20170312/at-yale-award-winning-author-will-talk-birds-crabs-and-why-they-matter

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Date: 3/13/17 7:45 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford beaches are CLOSED
3/13. Both Short Beach and Long Beach parks are gated closed, apparently in advance of tomorrow's blizzard.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/13/17 6:06 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cranes
Sandhill cranes are in North Canaan


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Date: 3/13/17 4:48 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandhill cranes
Now seen from Allyndale road near Marilyn drive looking east. Distantly .. Four together

Bill, Greg, Bruce

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Date: 3/12/17 4:39 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Domestic X Canada hybrid
Bird on CT river taken from RiverView Cemetary Essex.

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Date: 3/12/17 3:07 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quinebaug Fish Hatchery





From Robert Dixon with Doug Warner
3/12/17 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - 39 species. Highlights -GREEN-WINGED TEAL (4), HOODED MERGANSER (3), WOOD DUCK (10), BALD EAGLE (2), WILSON'S SNIPE (2), KILLDEER (6), TREE SWALLOW (3), EASTERN TOWHEE (1m), FOX SPARROW and SWAMP SPARROW.
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Date: 3/12/17 2:07 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snow geese at Hammonassett
Continuing at 5:00 in gravel lot across the street from Swan Pond on the west side.
Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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> blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } At noon the two snow geese were in the ditch opposite the swan pond at west end.Hammonasset, madison
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Date: 3/12/17 1:51 pm
From: Jim Macione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snow Geese (James Carr)
snow geese found about 15 ft from road to west beach in drainage ditch
around noon
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Date: 3/12/17 1:23 pm
From: Priscilla Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 8 eagles
Birding the CT River from Riverview Cemetery in Essex.
Six sub-adults in flight and interacting and two eating fish on the river bank. One adult and one first-year. One Northern Harrier, Common Merganser, Mallard, Mute Swan.


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Date: 3/12/17 11:23 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross's Goose
3/12 Westport, I checked the Compo Beach Rd/Quentin Rd location but no
luck.
But a gentleman & his wife, directed me to the latest location of the
Ross's Goose. It was at the golf course off of Compo Beach Rd., 1:45Pm, at
the end of the golf course road loop.
Thank you very much to the gentleman. It was a life bird for me.
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Date: 3/12/17 9:45 am
From: Alexis Barbalinardo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Washington Depot mating RSHA
Good afternoon all-

Regular cast of characters at the feeders this morning: juncoes, white
breasted nuthatches, no. cardinals, tufted titmice, red bellied woodpecker,
and occasional house sparrow. A dozen northern flickers nearby on the
ground where drifting snow exposed the grass. More exciting visitors
included one RED BREASTED NUTHATCH, a YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER and a
copulating pair of RED SHOULDERED HAWKS in a nearby hemlock.

A couple of robins stopped by just before the storm a few days ago. Haven't
heard the woodcocks in a week--hope they're finding enough to eat in the
thawed and soggy spots.

Spring is slowly springing. Stay warm and hopeful!

Good birding all,

Alexis Barbalinardo
Back 40 Farm
Washington Depot
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Date: 3/12/17 9:44 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport geese
Pink- footed still at sasco creek in yard as of 12:40 and the Ross's Goose was in Greys creek - best seen from exit road of longshore club park as of 12:20.

Jim Hunter
Bridgeport, CT

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Date: 3/12/17 9:36 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow geese at Hammonassett
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } At noon the two snow geese were in the ditch opposite the swan pond at west end.Hammonasset, madison

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Date: 3/12/17 9:05 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Junco behavior
3/12
In addition to the regular visitors, a Fox sparrow and a Northern Flicker
have been visiting as well as a Hairy woodpecker. American Goldfinch
numbers increased to 14. Being that there are only 8 perches on the thistle
feeder, the extra goldfinches wait in the tree for their turn.
I observed a behavior between two female juncos that I had not seen before.
Each junco extended their neck back, beaks open, chattering and wings
fluttering as they sat facing each other over a pile of seed on the deck
railing. then one left and then the other left.
Possibly a dispute over the seeds? It was interesting.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/12/17 8:04 am
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill Waterford
For anyone willing to brave the cold, there is a RAZORBILL in Smith Cove in Waterford right now, surprisingly far up the Thames River. It appears to be moving south. Poor digiscoped/distant photos will be added to eBird later.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard, CT
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Date: 3/12/17 7:55 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose
3/12/17. Westport, Compo Beach Road at Quentin Road.
10:54 - Grays Creek. - Ross's Goose feeding with a few Canada Geese.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 3/12/17 7:47 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Beach Pink-footed goose
Still here across the creek in someone's yard at 10:45
Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 3/12/17 6:24 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose
Was seen @8-8:30 with paul fusco and is currently being seen across from southport beach in sasco creek.

Jim Hunter

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Date: 3/12/17 6:00 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-Winged Blackbirds -Washington, CT
Had a group of about 15 Red-winged Blackbirds visit the area of my bird feeder briefly this morning. A sign of Spring on a frigid morning here.
David w BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 3/12/17 4:50 am
From: cwacha222 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Woodcocks

Group of three feeding at the edge of pond on Madison Guilford line near East River for an hour late Saturday afternoon. 
Cynthia

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Date: 3/11/17 8:51 pm
From: Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Earlier Report of Snow Geese, Barnacle Goose - Southport Beach
The possibility exists that the BARNACLE GOOSE I reported earlier could in fact be a dark morph adult SNOW GOOSE. During my return trip home, Stefan Martin notified me that a dark morph SNOW GOOSE was spotted in the Stratford area. After reviewing my low light, distant blurry pictures, the available field marks were inconclusive. While afield, my first impression viewed through my bins, was a BARNACLE GOOSE. Light face mask, darker body with pale gray wings were noted as I compared it to the surrounding geese. Unfortunately in my excitement, I did not make an effort to rule out Blue Goose or dark morph SNOW GOOSE. I first spotted the circling flock from Harbor Road on the west side of Southport Harbor (creek?). I then drove over to Southport Beach and watched the nervous flock land, take flight and re-land several more times. They were very nervous and appeared to be suspect of landing on the sweeping landscape behind the Fairfield Country Club. At last light they landed and disappeared into the snow covered and wind blown rolling folds of the vista. If anyone is able to find the flock in the morning and can verify the suspect GOOSE, it would be greatly appreciated. Stefan, thank you for your insight. Sorry for any confusion.

Timothy L. Thompson
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Date: 3/11/17 4:18 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Voluntown/Griswold Ducks, Waterford Iceland Gull
Today I drove a big loop around SE CT, stopping at random ponds and spots that looked like they might have ducks. Most ponds still remained unfrozen despite last night's (and today's!) frigid temps. 
On Beach Pond in Voluntown:
3 Common Goldeneyes, ~12 Common Mergansers, 2 Wood Ducks, 4 Hooded Mergansers, 2 Bufflehead

On Glasgo Pond in Griswold as viewed on either side of Rt 165:
8 Northern Pintail, 12 Green-winged Teal, ~14+ Ring-necked Ducks, 4 American Black Ducks

I then checked out Clayville Pond (Griswold) to see if I could find the recently reported Lesser Scaup, and with success:
~60 Ring-necked Ducks, ~85 Canada Geese, 1 Lesser Scaup drake. Also an immature Bald Eagle flying around and a few Eastern Bluebirds on the telephone wire.

Finally I checked Smith Cove in Waterford on my way home and found the wintering 2 cy Kumlien's Iceland Gull on the shore by the docks. The wintering Pied-billed Grebe was in the same area.
Photos on eBird soon.

Good birding,
Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 3/11/17 4:12 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Non-bird: mink Westport
Had good long look at a mink running on stone wall for 40 yards this morning. We live in almost geographical center of Westport with streams and marshy areas nearby. Second one I've seen in last 5 years in neighborhood.

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Date: 3/11/17 3:40 pm
From: Jan Hamilton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder Birds, Old Saybrook
Our regulars of late have included male and female towhees, fox sparrow, white throated sparrows, tree sparrows- one day at least 4- and rusty blackbirds. Today all of the above were here, but instead of just one, we had TWO fox sparrows.

Jan Hamilton-Sherwonit
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Date: 3/11/17 3:38 pm
From: Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SNOW GEESE-BARNACLE GOOSE
5:50-6:15 - Southport Beach - 29 SNOW GEESE AND ONE BARNACLE GOOSE nervously circling beautifully pink lit vista behind Fairfield Country
Club. Geese circled and dropped, took flight and repeated putting on a scenic show for 10-12 minutes in the setting pink sunset. Geese finally settled close to FCC grey utility building located on the private road adjacent to the creek. Wow! Thank you strong northerlies for blowing them to CT staging areas and patches.
Timothy L. Thompson
Norwich, CT
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Date: 3/11/17 2:42 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting is FULL
The COA Annual Meeting which will take place next Saturday on March 18th is FULL! We will not take any walk-ins either so please pass the word on as we will have to turn away people who have not registered and show up that day.

We look forward to another great meeting and seeing familiar as well as new faces this year! Our annual meetings are a success due to the support of the CT birding community and we thank you in advance on behalf of the COA board!

Tina Green,Bob Dixon,&
Maureen Wolter
COA Annual Meeting
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Date: 3/11/17 1:10 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Snow Geese Update
4 pm. About 60 Snow Geese moved to the west side of the golf course but still here.
Also- 4 Northern Pintail feeding in the river at low tide among the Am. Black Ducks.
Mike
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>> Date: March 11, 2017 at 3:54:54 PM EST
>> To: Ctbirds <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Snow Geese
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>> 3/11/17 Stratford - Short Beach
>> 3:45 pm -south end of Short beach - about 24 Snow Geese on the golf course grounds with the nearby Canadas. They are in a low spot but there are at least two juveniles with them.
>> Pics.
>> Speaking of Geese, did Fairfield County just inherit the Enfield Pink-footed Goose today? Not seeing any reports. Any updates would be appreciated OF the three celebrity Geese seen during last week.
>> Thank you!
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Date: 3/11/17 12:56 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Snow Geese
3/11/17 Stratford - Short Beach
3:45 pm -south end of Short beach - about 24 Snow Geese on the golf course grounds with the nearby Canadas. They are in a low spot but there are at least two juveniles with them.
Pics.
Speaking of Geese, did Fairfield County just inherit the Enfield Pink-footed Goose today? Not seeing any reports. Any updates would be appreciated OF the three celebrity Geese seen during last week.
Thank you!
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Wilton CT

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Date: 3/11/17 11:21 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Southport PF Goose
1:35 PM -- Southport Beach, Westport


The bird continued opposite the creek, feeding on the lawn.


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3/11/17 Southport Beach
1:10 pm - Pink-footed Goose still on marsh side. Now out of the water, on a lawn with Canada Geese to the left of the yellow excavator.  Seen with  en Sonnenberg.
Mike Warner
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Date: 3/11/17 10:11 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport PF Goose
3/11/17 Southport Beach
1:10 pm - Pink-footed Goose still on marsh side. Now out of the water, on a lawn with Canada Geese to the left of the yellow excavator. Seen with en Sonnenberg.
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Date: 3/11/17 9:17 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose
3/11/17 Sherwood Island SP
12:10 pm -Ross's Goose on east side of entry road, after the bridge and before the entry toll booths in one of those little niche channels off the main channel. Pics.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 3/11/17 9:16 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Snow Geese
Two Snow Geese continue at Meigs Point Nature Center parking lot, 12:11pm.

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Date: 3/11/17 7:53 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Snow Geese
3/11.- 2 Snow Geese continue at Meigs park lot at 10:50.
Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Date: 3/11/17 5:45 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Geese
Two in Hammonasset Nature Center parking lot. Found by Sam Saulys.

Jim Carr
Madison, CT

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Date: 3/11/17 5:39 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose - Southport Beach
Pink-footed Goose now in the creek behind Southport Beach in Fairfield.

Aidan Kiley
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Date: 3/11/17 4:08 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross's Goose continues
Westport-Sherwood Island SP in the Mill Pond on right before the entrance- Ross's Goose roosting with geese and ducks
Now 7:07am

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/10/17 3:50 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Old Saybrook-Connecticut River tree swallows
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#yiv2272474490 blockquote, #yiv2272474490 div.yiv2272474490yahoo_quoted {margin-left:0 !important;border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important;padding-left:1ex !important;background-color:white;}This afternoon we saw 5 tree swallows feeding out in the CT River off of Islsnd Cove Marina. Also an adult bald eagle.Ebird report below 




island cove marina - Old Saybrook-Connecticut River - 41.3234x-72.3567
Mar 10, 2017
4:30 PM
Stationary
20 Minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

7 Canada Goose
25 Mallard
6 Greater Scaup
5 Hooded Merganser
8 Common Merganser
1 Bald Eagle
1 Belted Kingfisher
5 Tree Swallow

Number of Taxa: 8


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Date: 3/10/17 10:09 am
From: Emily Rosenthal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Timberdoodle viewing in Westport Sanctuaries
Join the Connecticut Audubon Society as we head out to theH. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve & Christmas Tree Farm in Westport to see the unique mating call of theAmerican Woodcock(also known as Timber doodles). View this spectacular display as the males fly upwards in spirals, twittering his "peent" calls, and then zig zags back down to the ground.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
Connecticut Audubon Society members only, free admission.
There is limited space available. RSVP Required.
Please email<membership...>or call 203-259-0416 x106 to register.

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Date: 3/10/17 6:24 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross's Goose continues
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- just flew in to marsh on the left as you enter the park

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/9/17 2:51 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands construction public hearing
The note below was posted today on a CT birding Facebook page. I would comment about the construction projects and its impact on the environment and birding there.
Best wishes, Arthur Shippee, Hamden.

RE SILVER SANDS STATE PARK.
Dear Neighbors,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that Senate Bill #605, An Act Requiring Local Approvals of Certain Construction Projects at Silver Sands State Park, will have a public hearing in the Environment Committee next Monday, March 13th at 10:30am in room 2B. Sign-up for the hearing that will take place at 8:30 AM in the First Floor Atrium of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Written testimony must be e-mailed to the <ENVtestimony...> <mailto:<ENVtestimony...> by 3pm Friday March, 10th. I would appreciate if you please cc me on any testimony you decide to submit at <Kim.Rose...> <mailto:<Kim.Rose...>.

This legislation I co-introduced would establish a moratorium on the $10 million construction project at Silver Sands State Park in Milford at least until it receives local approval. I deeply feel this legislation is needed to stop this project as there is a lot of opposition from local residents.

Many of us feel it does not make sense to spend such a large amount of money on this project when there is the potential for millions to be cut from our schools and our city under the Governor’s proposed budget. Funding would be much better spent protecting the park’s natural environment, not on a project that will have a negative impact on the view, traffic, parking and public safety in the neighborhood near Silver Sands.

I hope you find this information helpful and please don’t hesitate to let me know if my office can help you with submitting written testimony or testifying in person.

Please feel free to contact me at the Capitol at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at <Kim.Rose...> <mailto:<Kim.Rose...> - also please like my Official Facebook Page for news and legislative updates.
Sincerely,
Kim Rose
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Date: 3/9/17 12:59 pm
From: Bruce Finnan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle - Middlebury
3/9/17

1:00 pm

Adult Bald Eagle at Tranquility Rd., Middlebury. Fighting the wind to get
to Lake Quassapaug.

Bruce Finnan
Waterbury


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Date: 3/9/17 11:47 am
From: Gary Gula via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Groton
Brant and American Oystercatcher were seen off Beach Rd in Groton Long Point. Another Brant was seen at Bluff’s Point in Groton heading to Mumford Cove.



Gary Gula






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Date: 3/9/17 9:59 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow
foy Fox Sparrow under my feeders, ditto male Red-winged Blackbird; 45 Am. Goldfinches (unusual)
Angala Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 3/9/17 8:56 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel in New Britain
via my son, a Kestrel near Martha Hart Park yesterday afternoon eating a Starling.


Robert Jase
<busterggi...>

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Date: 3/9/17 6:31 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallow - Stratford
3/9. Stratford - a TREE SWALLOW just flew SW over my house, into the strong west wind.

Frank Mantlik

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Date: 3/9/17 6:26 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose update
The flock including the Ross's Goose just flew east towards the model airplane field area.

Tina Green
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 9, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> The Ross's is still here west of the circle towards the two small ponds.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 9, 2017, at 8:52 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Just checked for the goose at Sherwood Point and it has moved to a field west of the circle.
>>
>> Tina Green
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/9/17 6:20 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose update
The Ross's is still here west of the circle towards the two small ponds.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 9, 2017, at 8:52 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Just checked for the goose at Sherwood Point and it has moved to a field west of the circle.
>
> Tina Green
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/9/17 5:52 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose update
Just checked for the goose at Sherwood Point and it has moved to a field west of the circle.

Tina Green
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Date: 3/9/17 4:37 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Snipe and Ross's update
Westport- 2 Wilson's Snipe at Nyala Farms and Ross's Goose is still at Sherwood Island SP at the main pavilion feeding on the lawn on the LI Sound side with flock of Canada Geese. Park opens at 8am and the geese will probably be spooked by walkers. Hopefully they will stay in the park.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/9/17 3:53 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross's Goose continues
Westport- While seawatching from Burying Hill Beach and scanning the sound with my bins,I just saw the Ross's Goose fly onto Sherwood Point with one Canada Goose and land. They came in from Long Island Sound. They are at the point where the main pavilion is.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/8/17 9:19 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Highland lake ducks-winsted
About 20 Common and 2 Hooded Merganser, 1 Widgeon and 2 Gadwall
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 3/8/17 7:08 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock - Silver Sands Milford
There was a huge hoard (8-10) of American Woodcock displaying throughout the eastern side of the Landfill, late, dark (about 6:30 pm).  Quite a display!  The usual dozen or so deer were present, as well. 

Steve MayoBethany
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Date: 3/8/17 5:35 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A few pics from feb-march
Ed Haesche, Guilford


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Date: 3/8/17 4:40 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Heron rookery
Great Blue Herons still have not arrived at the rookery on North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford, but a mature Bald Eagle was sitting on one of the heron nests this afternoon.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 3/8/17 3:47 pm
From: Micky Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knot talk
T his notice was sent my way for those interested. You can also find more details on the COA calendar of events.

Talk and Book Signing
The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and An Epic Journey
A small sandpiper, the RED KNOT, is now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act...the first U.S. bird listed whose future is imperiled by global warming. In The Narrow Edge, Deborah Cramer accompanies red knots on their extraordinary migration from Tierra del Fuego up into their Arctic nesting grounds.
Sponsored by the Connecticut Audubon Society
Tuesday, March 21st
7:00p.m.
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Kroon Hall 195 Prospect St. New Haven
Tickets: $5 for members of the Connecticut Audubon Society, $10 for non-members.
Can be purchased in advance at www.ctaudubon.org

Micky Komara
Westbrook
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Date: 3/8/17 2:01 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Two Woodcock Walks
In addition to the 2 Patrick mentioned, Audubon Greenwich is having a
Woodcock Walk/Owl Prowl on Friday March 24th at 6:45 PM (613 Riversville
Rd, Greenwich CT). For the last 3 weeks we've had atleast half a dozen
displaying in the front fields and have even gotten great visuals of birds
peenting on the hawkwatch lawn. See details below:

http://ct.audubon.org/events/woodcock-watch-owl-prowl

Join Ted for an evening walk to listen and watch for the calls and aerial
performances of these woodland sandpiper relatives. The American Woodcock
is one of the Audubon Greenwich rites of spring, so don't miss out on
spotting these crepuscular treasures. We will also listen for any newly
emerged Spring Peeper tree frogs. Stick around or drop in late for a short
walk to search for some of our resident Owls.

Ages 6 & up

$5 members, $8 non-members

RSVP to Ted at 202-930-1353 or <tgilman...>

-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich CT

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <
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> This is on the calendar, but I thought I would send to the list as well:
> TWO IDENTICAL PROGRAMS ABOUT A WEEK APART. I will send this announcement
> again in one week for the April 2nd program.
>
> Saturday, March 25th
> Potapaug Audubon presents "The American Woodcock" at 6:30 PM at the
> Stewart B. McKiney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Rd Westbrook
> with Patricia Laudano, Naturalist. A PowerPoint presentation & precedes a
> walk on the grounds of refuge to witness the mating call and flight of this
> fascinating bird. Dress appropriately. More info: 860-399-2513.
>
> Sunday, April 2nd
> Potapaug Audubon presents "The American Woodcock" at 6:30 PM at the
> Stewart B. McKiney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Rd Westbrook
> with Patricia Laudano, Naturalist. A PowerPoint presentation & precedes a
> walk on the grounds of refuge to witness the mating call and flight of this
> fascinating bird. Dress appropriately. More info: 860-399-2513.
> Patrick
>
> Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
> Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
> Stratford Point is on Facebook:
> https://www.facebook.com/StratfordPoint/
> The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook.
> https://www.facebook.com/AudubonAlliance/
>
> Plants for Birds!
> Join Audubon supporters as we plant 1 million native plants for birds
> across the country!
> Find the best plants in your area on Audubon's new Plants for Birds
> Database here<http://ct.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>
> ...and check out this cool video about the campaign here!<
> http://ct.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>
>
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Date: 3/8/17 12:47 pm
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Two Woodcock Walks
This is on the calendar, but I thought I would send to the list as well:
TWO IDENTICAL PROGRAMS ABOUT A WEEK APART. I will send this announcement again in one week for the April 2nd program.

Saturday, March 25th
Potapaug Audubon presents "The American Woodcock" at 6:30 PM at the Stewart B. McKiney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Rd Westbrook with Patricia Laudano, Naturalist. A PowerPoint presentation & precedes a walk on the grounds of refuge to witness the mating call and flight of this fascinating bird. Dress appropriately. More info: 860-399-2513.

Sunday, April 2nd
Potapaug Audubon presents "The American Woodcock" at 6:30 PM at the Stewart B. McKiney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Rd Westbrook with Patricia Laudano, Naturalist. A PowerPoint presentation & precedes a walk on the grounds of refuge to witness the mating call and flight of this fascinating bird. Dress appropriately. More info: 860-399-2513.
Patrick

Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
Stratford Point is on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/StratfordPoint/
The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/AudubonAlliance/

Plants for Birds!
Join Audubon supporters as we plant 1 million native plants for birds across the country!
Find the best plants in your area on Audubon's new Plants for Birds Database here<http://ct.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>
...and check out this cool video about the campaign here!<http://ct.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>

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Date: 3/8/17 10:55 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
3/8 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10am-1PM, high tide
receding, 50-55F.
The center was very busy with visitors today. Everyone is asking when our
ospreys will return. Generally they appear around mid-March, the male
arriving first.
On the marsh: 37 Green winged teal, 9 Mute Swans, 16 Canada Geese, 12
American Wigeons, 3 Red breasted mergansers, 21 American Black ducks,Ring
billed & herring gulls.
On the grounds, 32 Common Grackles, 23 Starlings, 1 Mockingbird, 6 Mourning
doves, 2 American crows, 1 Carolina wren, 1 Chickadee and 2 Song sparrows.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/8/17 7:55 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose is now on the field on the right as you exit the park across from the gatehouses. These birds are easily spooked.10:54am

Tina Green
Westport
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> On Mar 8, 2017, at 10:36 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Westport- Sherwood Island SP- the Ross's Goose flew in about 10 minutes ago with a small flock of Canada Geese and is now in the marsh behind the model airplane field
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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Date: 3/8/17 7:39 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eared Grebe- Tod's Point, Greenwich
Eared Grebe in cove looking NE from beach just after guard booth. Also, possible hybrid Barrow's X Common Goldeneye.



Stefan Martin with Ryan MacLean
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Date: 3/8/17 7:36 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Ross's Goose
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- the Ross's Goose flew in about 10 minutes ago with a small flock of Canada Geese and is now in the marsh behind the model airplane field

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/8/17 6:31 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redhead and Ruddy Duck, Ingham Hill Rd, Old Saybrook
Two continuing Redhead, 20 Ruddy Duck, and 6 Wood Duck, Ingham Hill Rd, Old Saybrook. With Bill Batsford.

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Date: 3/8/17 6:22 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield
PINK FOOTED GOOSE seen just after nine this morning from Old King Street. No geese seen from Enfield High School or Meetinghouse Road.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/7/17 2:16 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting Final Reminder
The COA Annual Meeting on March 18th is less than two weeks and is almost at capacity. If you have not yet registered for the meeting and lunch,I urge you to do so immediately by going to
www.ctbirding.org and mailing in the form. The new COA cap can be viewed on the website and will be available at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Middletown for a day of great speakers and vendors, the best ever raffle, and a fun day with birding friends!

Tina Green,Maureen Wolter,&
Bob Dixon
COA Annual Meeting Team
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Date: 3/7/17 11:35 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAS Meeting - Tues., March 14 - Owls of Western Connecticut
HAS Meeting, Tuesday, March 14. Refreshments at 7:00 PM, Meeting at 7:30 PM.St. James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
Owls of Western Connecticut
Speaker: Larry Fischer
This talk will focus on owl behavior, nesting habitat requirements, and other interesting facts while showing close‑up photographs of the owls in our state.  Larry Fischer is a well-known local owl expert  and has spent many years observing and studying owls.

Sara ZagorskiWethersfield
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Date: 3/7/17 9:20 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Enfield Geese, Tuesday
All continue on fields. 12:19pm

David Funke, Manchester CT

On Mar 7, 2017 11:11 AM, "Justin Lawson via CTBirds" <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Pink-footed, 2 Barnacle, and White-fronted Geese at old king st across from
> calvary church. 1110am
> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM Roy Harvey via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > This report came in last night.
> >
> >
> > From William Voss
> > Mar 6 at 11:52 PM
> >
> > Pink-footed, Barnacle, and White-fronted Geese
> > All three species seen in field behind Enfield High School at 11:18,
> March
> > 6, amidst a huge gaggle of Canadas.
> >
> >
> > Roy Harvey
> > Beacon Falls, CT
> >
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Date: 3/7/17 9:02 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross's Goose-Burying Hill, Westport
The group with the Ross's Goose is now visible from the beach parking lot looking East. The birds are currently in the water about 150 yards down the beach.

Stefan Martin
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Date: 3/7/17 8:11 am
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield Geese, Tuesday
Pink-footed, 2 Barnacle, and White-fronted Geese at old king st across from
calvary church. 1110am
On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM Roy Harvey via CTBirds <
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> This report came in last night.
>
>
> From William Voss
> Mar 6 at 11:52 PM
>
> Pink-footed, Barnacle, and White-fronted Geese
> All three species seen in field behind Enfield High School at 11:18, March
> 6, amidst a huge gaggle of Canadas.
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Date: 3/7/17 7:54 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Killdeer
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 15 Killdeer,( 13 on the circle and 2 on the west end of the park)

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/7/17 7:47 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield Geese, Monday
This report came in last night.


From William Voss
Mar 6 at 11:52 PM

Pink-footed, Barnacle, and White-fronted Geese
All three species seen in field behind Enfield High School at 11:18, March 6, amidst a huge gaggle of Canadas.


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Date: 3/7/17 4:34 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose continues
Westport-Burying Hill Beach- Ross's Goose seen with 7 Canada Geese briefly before flying into the yard east of Burying Hill

Tina Green
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Date: 3/6/17 2:58 pm
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox sparrow



1 under the feeders , late this afternoon 
Claudia longmore Wethersfield 

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Date: 3/6/17 2:58 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed, Barnacle, Greater White-fronted Geese, Enfield
Old King Street, Enfield, CT 5:15 pm 6 March 2017: Observed with Mark
Danforth, the two barnacle geese, a greater white-fronted goose, and a
pink-footed goose were seen with hundreds of Canada geese in a farm field
beside Old King Street. They are easily concealed by the contours of the
field as they forage heads down.
Russ Smiley
Msrlborough, CT

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> All 3 species with many Canada Geese. With Bill Batsford. Freezing cold.
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Date: 3/6/17 12:54 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common grackles
3/6 A conservative estimate of 200 Common grackles descended on my feeders
a few minutes ago, then abruptly took off into the trees. Boy! they are
LOUD!
I spied a couple of starlings but most were grackles.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/6/17 9:55 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital GGOWs
All, in addition to the Great Gray Owl being seen in southern New
Hampshire currently, one was photographed near Northampton, MA on
February 22. This is only about 25 miles north of CT. It was initially
ID'd as a Barred Owl. Something to keep in mind over the next couple
weeks.

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Date: 3/6/17 9:21 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Ross's Goose
Westport-49 Beachside Avenue front lawn- Ross's Goose with a small flock of Canada Geese feeding

Tina Green
With AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 3/6/17 6:43 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gulls
A nice group of plankton feeding gulls off Stratford Point at the moment. I don't have time to scope them for diversity, but it might hold some uncommon gulls.

Patrick Comins, Audubon Connecticut

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Date: 3/6/17 6:13 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scaup, Charles Island, 3/6/17
From Steve Spector, Milford, Charles Island, 3/6/17, 9:00 AM, at least 5,000 Scaup (mostly Greater), in 2 large groups, one just north of Charles Island, the other just east of the tombolo btw Charles Island and Silver Sands SP.   <charsjs...>
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Date: 3/6/17 5:48 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose relocated
Sitting in field in Enfield, on Parsons Road east of Kings Boat Launch. With Bill Batsford.

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Date: 3/6/17 4:42 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed, Barnacle, Greater White-fronted Geese, Enfield, Meetinghouse Lane
All 3 species with many Canada Geese. With Bill Batsford. Freezing cold.

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Date: 3/5/17 7:44 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Duck Hunt
From Robert Dixon
3/5/17 - Myself, Tim Thompson, Jason Rieger and Doug Warner held our 4th annual Duck Hunt today begining in Griswold working our way east through Stonington and Mystic then west through Old Saybrook, Milford and Stratford. We found 24 species of ducks. Highlights were, WOOD DUCK (16 for the day), REDHEAD (2 drakes at Maynard Pond in Old Saybrook), BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (continuing bird at Tuxis Island in Madison), NORTHERN SHOVELER (7 at Stratford Greenway) and CANVASBACK (8 at Frash Pond in Statford). Other highlights were, BLACK-HEADED GULL ( continuing bird in Stonington at the Barne Island boat launch and a second bird at Maynard Pond in Old Saybrook), SNOW BUNTINGS at Statford Point, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Cornfield Point and PEREGRINE FALCON at Mondo Pond. 76 species for the day.
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Date: 3/5/17 6:45 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point Highlights
This morning at Bluff Point I hiked the perimeter of the entire trail system as well as the shoreline along Mumford Cove and the Sound. Highlights below:

5 Eastern Towhees, thickets along main path

2 Brown Creepers

10 Black bellied Plovers, Mumford Cove

12 Dunlin, Mumford Cove

3 American Oystercatchers, Poquonock River, on an ice covered shore

1 Pileated Woodpecker, adult female right along Mumford Cove. Perhaps evidence of this specie's continued expansion

Good birding,

Dylan Pedro

Waterford

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Date: 3/5/17 5:24 pm
From: Jim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford eagle

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Date: 3/5/17 4:59 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RFI: photos of the Stratford Ruff
Hi all,

Wondering if anyone can help me with this. Does anybody have photos of
last summer's Ruff from the Animal Control marsh in Stratford that
depict the bird in profile adjacent to yellowlegs or dowitchers that
are also in profile? I'm trying to get an accurate feel for its size
relative to those species.

Thanks,
Nick


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Date: 3/5/17 3:15 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
on Horsebarn Hill in the horse pasture with a raft of RWBBs in Storrs.
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Date: 3/5/17 2:24 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
on Horsebarn Hill in the horse pasture hangin' with the RWBBs, Storrs
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Date: 3/5/17 12:43 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Eagles
Hi Folks, The State St Hamden Eagles have started setting on their eggs.
That puts the hatching date roughly the second week of April. In other news,
The old eagle nest at the bottom of Edmond St across the tidal pond from the
bus barns, which has been rehabbed turns out to be the new home of Princess
Charlotte our third cycle immature from the State St 2015 nesting. She seems
to be doing this on her own. More to follow. Regards, Mike Horn, Hamden, CT



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Date: 3/5/17 12:30 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
on Horsebarn Hill in the horse pasture, Storrs
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Date: 3/5/17 9:57 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield Geese Continue
Pink-footed Goose and two Barnacle Geese visible from Meeting House Lane a little more than half way up pond from gazebo. Big ruckus as 3 crows chased a Red Fox along easterly bank of pond, going northerly.

Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 3/5/17 9:37 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redheads / Black - headed Gull


From Robert Dixon w/ Tim Thompson,  Jason Rieger and Doug Warner 3/5/17 - Old Saybrook,  Maynard Pond - 12:00 pm -  REDHEAD  (2 drakes), BLACK - HEADED GULL.


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Date: 3/5/17 8:13 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Recent Stratford birds
Recent sightings by me in Stratford:
3/4 - Stratford Point - 1 adult NORTHERN GANNET- seen with Timothy Thompson.3/3 - 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS as it foraged in shallow pool at corner of Lordship Blvd (CT-113) and Access Rd.    - 13 BONAPARTE'S GULLS among plankton-feeding flock of 900 Ring-billed and 200 Herring Gulls off the Lordship Seawall and Russian Beach 3pm. Recent plankton-feeding by gulls seems to be more reliable in afternoon than in morning.
- Birdseye boat ramp and vicinity- 4 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 9 AMERICAN COOTS.
Frank Mantlik Stratford
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Date: 3/5/17 7:51 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield Barnacle Geese
Paul Desjardins called around 10:15 to report 2 Barnacle Geese on Meeting House Lane, in the same area he reported geese yesterday. (But looking at his report yesterday, different geese.)


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Date: 3/5/17 5:20 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield HS - Pink-footed & Barnacle Goose
On the baseball field behind and below Enfield High School at 8:15AM
Pink-footed Goose and two Barnacle Geese along with about 400 Canada Geese.
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Date: 3/5/17 4:12 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty blackbirds, old saybrook
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } The rusties were back in the yard today after being gone for a few weeks. I guess the cold got to them. About 13 mixed in with a flock of red wings cow birds and grackles. Plus have 7 sparrow species again today including fox, towhee and tree.
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Date: 3/4/17 11:42 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Don Morgan
Great posting by Don Morgan


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Date: 3/4/17 10:20 am
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re Odd turkey video
It's obvious! They're Loudon Wainwright III fans and they think its a
skunk!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxgagXVqZZM


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Date: 3/4/17 9:47 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield
This morning at about 11:10 in with maybe 100 Canada Geese or so PINK FOOTED GOOSE. I searched the Barnes Boat Launch area with zero geese perhaps because the Connecticut River is flowing very rapidly. Eventually I drove down Bridge Lane to Meetinghouse Lane where I discovered it. Directions as follows. Going north on I 91 take the King Street exit. Go north on route 5 a short distance to Bridge Street on the left. After turning on Bridge Street go a short distance to Meetinghouse Road on your right. Just down the street is an open space area between the homes. This is where the stream is and where the geese were. I spotted the Pink Footed Goose seconds before the flock took off heading north. This is a spot that warrants looking at in case the geese are not elsewhere. Also seen in the general area this morning 2 Ruby Crowned Kinglets and a Fox Sparrow at Hilltop Farm Suffield.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/4/17 8:25 am
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Siskins & fox sparrows
Barkhamsted yard - 32 Pine Siskins and 3 Fox Sparrows among the regulars.

Siskin numbers have been in 20-40 range all winter with highs nearing 80 when we had the snowstorms.

- Fran
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Date: 3/4/17 7:33 am
From: Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ID??
Ram Pasture routes 25/302 in newtown

6 'typical colored' geese but with white heads

No clue

Marty
New Milford

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Date: 3/4/17 6:59 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrows Goldeneye still at Middlebeach/Tunxis Island, Madison
Far to the west when I got there but moved up between the sidewalk and Gull island later. Also Common Goldeneyes, 1 lesser scaup, red breasted merganser, black ducks.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton
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Date: 3/4/17 6:20 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Odd turkey video
It's most likely "predator inspection behavior", as mentioned in this
NPR article:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/02/518200840/turkeys-circling-a-dead-cat-are-probably-wary-not-working-dark-magic
When we had wild turkeys hanging out in our yard (for a decade, so we
got used their peculiarities), I saw them do this once to our small
female cat, as she desperately tried to take a bathroom break in our
garden. I thought it was hysterical, but it made Guinevere so neurotic
about going to the bathroom after that - she'd howl when she got in the
litterbox, as if to say "I'm going now! Keep the turkeys away!" Other
than that instance, our cats and the turkeys lived in a peaceful,
respectful coexistence.
:-) Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Subject: [CT Birds] Odd turkey video
From: Larry Havey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Fri, March 03, 2017 10:02 pm
To: <ctbirds...>

Can anyone correctly explain what's behind this strange behavior by
these
turkeys in this video? My family keeps emailing me because I guess I'm
the
"bird guy" in the family. But I'm stumped on this one.

onhttp://
www.avclub.com/article/just-video-18-turkeys-engaging-strange-pagan-ritua-251389

Thanks,
Larry Havey
Bethel
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Date: 3/3/17 7:03 pm
From: Larry Havey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Odd turkey video
Can anyone correctly explain what's behind this strange behavior by these
turkeys in this video? My family keeps emailing me because I guess I'm the
"bird guy" in the family. But I'm stumped on this one.

onhttp://
www.avclub.com/article/just-video-18-turkeys-engaging-strange-pagan-ritua-251389

Thanks,
Larry Havey
Bethel
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Date: 3/3/17 5:05 pm
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Today's backyard birds
I love the fact that Spring is on it's way....Today in Bridgeport in my
backyard between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, I observed the following:

2 Bald Eagle
7 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
6 Dark-eyes Junco (Slate)
20 House Sparrow
2 Carolina Wren
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
60-70 Common Grackle
2 Red-winged Blackbird
8 European Starling
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 White-throated Sparrow
5 American Goldfinch
2 House Finch
1 Northern Mockingbird

*(flying overhead):*
12 Canada Geese
3 Ring-billed Gulls
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-winged Hawk

*heard but not seen:*
at least 2 American Crow
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Date: 3/3/17 4:45 pm
From: Kevindoyle01--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagles in New Milford
With the New Haven fiasco my eagle viewing has been terminated though today a loyal eagle photographer kindly set me an email where eagles were spotted on Candlewood Lake in New Milford. Since I reside on the lake in New Milford this gives me the opportunity to follow a new pair.

I'm not asking for the exact location only a general area and that will leave me to locate them.

Fortunately New Milford doesn't have that much area to scour.

Any help would tremendously appreciated.

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Date: 3/3/17 12:45 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black vulture in New Haven & an owl question
Very accomodating, flew low & slow


Anyone know if there are any owls around Willow Brook Park in New Britain? I thought I saw one earlier this week but what with it being dark I didn't get a good look. Would be LE or Barred Owl sized.


Robert Jase
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Date: 3/3/17 10:43 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] FYI - Eagle nest in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven
Thanks, Roy!

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> On Mar 3, 2017, at 1:08 PM, Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> wrote:
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue was having problems posting this to the list so I took the liberty of doing it for her.
>
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
>
>
>
> Please take note of this and respect the eagles. Thanks!
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hess, Brian <Brian.Hess...>
> Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM
> Subject: FYI - Eagle nest in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I wanted to put a situation on your radar in case you hear it bouncing around the birding community.
>
> You’ll recall that last year, eagles built a nest on top of a monk parakeet nest in West River Memorial Park at the corner of Frontage Road and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard in New Haven.
>
> Since last fall, the pair have been working on a new nest to the south in Evergreen Cemetery, and as of last week, it appears that they are incubating eggs.
>
> The cemetery staff has been generally receptive to the eagles and the associated attention, but to preclude any eagle watcher / mourner conflict, I have asked people watching the eagles to remain on the west side of Ella T. Grasso Blvd, at the city-owned soccer fields and to not enter the cemetery. I have attached the email I sent out to the regulars at the nest site.
>
> I acknowledge that this is restrictive, but my goal is to avoid conflict, foster a good relationship with the cemetery staff, and do all possible to ensure a successful first year for the birds. All of this can be revisited in the future, but I want to be conservative for this breeding cycle.
>
> Most of the eagle watchers have been cooperative, but of course, there has been some resistance to staying further away.
>
> Feel free to refer people to me if they want to discuss the situation further.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Brian
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Hess, Brian" <Brian.Hess...>
> Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:30:25 +0000
> Subject: Evergreen Cemetery Nest - Etiquette
>
> Hi all,
>
> As I'm sure you are aware, our New Haven pair seems to have settled down on the nest in Evergreen Cemetery and have likely begun incubating eggs. ​If all goes well, this could be a productive nest for many years to come, so becoming good neighbors to both the eagles and to the cemetery will pay off far into the future.
>
> To start this good relationship, from now on, please view the birds from the soccer fields on the west side of Route 10, and do not use the cemetery property for eagle viewing.
>
> Martin is working to coordinate unlocking the soccer field lot before dawn, but if that lot is locked or occupied by a game, please park on Boston Post Road (Route 1) in the lot across from Dunkin' Donuts.
>
> Flying drones on the soccer field side of Route 10 will not interfere with the eagles, but drones on the cemetery side of the street will encroach the buffer that will be a disturbance to the birds.
>
> The proprietors of the cemetery have been graciously allowing access, but as the nest draws more attention, setting up a viewing station across the street will preclude activities that violate the decorum of a cemetery and head-off any conflict.​​
>
> A respectful and self-policing eagle community will keep avian and human residents of the area happy and provide a great example to those who will inevitably discover a passion for eagles over the coming years.
>
> I have informed the cemetery staff and our Environmental Conservation officers of the situation and of my hope that we can set up a great viewing spot that will work for all parties for the foreseeable future. Please contact me if you have any questions, and forward this message to those who watch the New Haven eagles.
>
> Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
>
> Brian
>
> Brian Hess, Wildlife Biologist
> Wildlife Division
> Bureau of Natural Resources
> Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
> Sessions Woods WMA, P.O. Box 1550, Burlington, CT 06013-1550
> P: 860.424.3208 | E: <Brian.Hess...>
>
> www.ct.gov/deep
>
> Conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and environment;
> Ensuring a clean, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply.

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Date: 3/3/17 10:08 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FYI - Eagle nest in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven
Kathy Van Der Aue was having problems posting this to the list so I took the liberty of doing it for her.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



Please take note of this and respect the eagles. Thanks!

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hess, Brian <Brian.Hess...>
Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM
Subject: FYI - Eagle nest in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven

Hi all,


I wanted to put a situation on your radar in case you hear it bouncing around the birding community.

You’ll recall that last year, eagles built a nest on top of a monk parakeet nest in West River Memorial Park at the corner of Frontage Road and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard in New Haven.

Since last fall, the pair have been working on a new nest to the south in Evergreen Cemetery, and as of last week, it appears that they are incubating eggs.

The cemetery staff has been generally receptive to the eagles and the associated attention, but to preclude any eagle watcher / mourner conflict, I have asked people watching the eagles to remain on the west side of Ella T. Grasso Blvd, at the city-owned soccer fields and to not enter the cemetery. I have attached the email I sent out to the regulars at the nest site.

I acknowledge that this is restrictive, but my goal is to avoid conflict, foster a good relationship with the cemetery staff, and do all possible to ensure a successful first year for the birds. All of this can be revisited in the future, but I want to be conservative for this breeding cycle.

Most of the eagle watchers have been cooperative, but of course, there has been some resistance to staying further away.

Feel free to refer people to me if they want to discuss the situation further.

Thanks in advance,

Brian

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Hess, Brian" <Brian.Hess...>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:30:25 +0000
Subject: Evergreen Cemetery Nest - Etiquette

Hi all,

As I'm sure you are aware, our New Haven pair seems to have settled down on the nest in Evergreen Cemetery and have likely begun incubating eggs. ​If all goes well, this could be a productive nest for many years to come, so becoming good neighbors to both the eagles and to the cemetery will pay off far into the future.

To start this good relationship, from now on, please view the birds from the soccer fields on the west side of Route 10, and do not use the cemetery property for eagle viewing.

Martin is working to coordinate unlocking the soccer field lot before dawn, but if that lot is locked or occupied by a game, please park on Boston Post Road (Route 1) in the lot across from Dunkin' Donuts.

Flying drones on the soccer field side of Route 10 will not interfere with the eagles, but drones on the cemetery side of the street will encroach the buffer that will be a disturbance to the birds.

The proprietors of the cemetery have been graciously allowing access, but as the nest draws more attention, setting up a viewing station across the street will preclude activities that violate the decorum of a cemetery and head-off any conflict.​​

A respectful and self-policing eagle community will keep avian and human residents of the area happy and provide a great example to those who will inevitably discover a passion for eagles over the coming years.

I have informed the cemetery staff and our Environmental Conservation officers of the situation and of my hope that we can set up a great viewing spot that will work for all parties for the foreseeable future. Please contact me if you have any questions, and forward this message to those who watch the New Haven eagles.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Brian

Brian Hess, Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Division
Bureau of Natural Resources
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Sessions Woods WMA, P.O. Box 1550, Burlington, CT 06013-1550
P: 860.424.3208 | E: <Brian.Hess...>

www.ct.gov/deep

Conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and environment;
Ensuring a clean, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply.

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Date: 3/3/17 7:02 am
From: Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeders and Goshawk Report from Brooklyn
Grackles and Cowbirds and Red-Wings, Oh My! at the feeders this morning.

Also, just got an alert from NY birdlist that there is a Goshawk present
around Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Photos taken indicate a Juvenile.

3 Black Vultures continue over Trader Joe's on Black Rock Turnpike in
Fairfield.

Jan Hollerbach
Fairfield, CT
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Date: 3/3/17 4:45 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lake Waramaug
Common Mergansers have returned in large numbers on the lake, with Buffleheads and Hooded Mergansers scattered about. Nesting pair of Bald Eagles are also present.

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Date: 3/2/17 8:32 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] snow geese - 3rd try posting
sent this Feb 26th didn't get through........trying again....Yesterday at my house in Harwinton at 1:30, I had 2 strings of Snow Geese 
flying over house low heading NE - one of 15 another of 27plus. Also today, in Colebrook I saw 12 Rusty Blackbirds up in the top of a tree.
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 3/2/17 7:07 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Test
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Test, Jim sherwonit


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Date: 3/2/17 6:19 pm
From: Marie Etter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-winged Blackbird

We've had a RWB at the feeder for several days.
Marie in Harwinton
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Date: 3/2/17 2:52 pm
From: Brian K via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GGOW in NH
I know many contacted me about the Great Gray Owl irruption that was
happening up in Montreal, Canada. I was more than happy to help people
with info to make the trip and make it smooth by relaying through the
mistakes or issues I learned on our maiden voyage. Many went and the
birds, at the time, were so reliable that everyone I talked too got to see
one or several.

We went up again last week and it appears we had some of the last viewings
as the refuge has had scattered or no reports, daily, since that warm front
blew through.

If anyone missed seeing them, I just noticed that there is a Great Gray Owl
being seen a LOT closer in Newport, NH. It doesn't seem to be as reliable
as the Canada birds, but it's about half the drive and you don't have to
leave the country. I just found out about this as a friend of mine went
looking yesterday, unsuccessfully, but there was a report of it being found
again today in the same area.




Speaking of owls, I have had an amazing year finding and photographing
them, so far, this year. My discovery of a saw-whet back in January and
amazing luck finding and photographing several rare species up in Canada
has triggered me to a project.
I am trying to see and photograph (ethically ie...no calls or nigh-time
flashlights) all 19 species of North American owl. I originally wanted to
do it all in the calendar year of 2017, but work scheduling and funding may
make this harder then I want to deal with in that short time frame. I may
stretch it out over 2 years (depending on how my trips to TX and AZ go this
year). If I succeed, I want to write a book about the experience and put
together a presentation.

I mention this because one of the hardest species, and pretty much the only
one I am missing from our area, is the Boreal Owl...with good reason.

I am reaching out to ask for help with an alert if one happens to show up
anywhere in New England. I know how sensitive owls species are and their
reporting often doesn't happen due to some bad behavior. I am just asking
to please be thought about should one hit the reporting underground. I
would even be more than happy to captain the trip with my vehicle.

We are planning a trip to Alaska next year, so I guess worst case scenario
is I have a much better chance in 2018 for a Boreal, hence the addition of
another year to my project.

Thanks, and Happy Birding.

Brian Kulvete
Bloomfield, CT
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Date: 3/2/17 2:43 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congratulations Dan!
Congratulations Dan for achieving such a prestiges award! And for beating out a lot of competition! Your dedication was justly rewarded!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/2/17 2:39 pm
From: Micky Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congratulations, Dan!
You deserve it. You are always so helpful to everyone. Enjoy!!

Micky
Westbrook, CT
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Date: 3/2/17 1:32 pm
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congrats Dan!
Sending fond congratulations to you Dan....
One who posts thoroughly. Where, when and how. Always a reliable sharing source and well deserving!

-Adrian Lewis - Woodbury Ct.


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Date: 3/2/17 1:15 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congratulations Dan!
Well deserved congratulations to you, Dan! It's a great achievement for you, Trudy and the kids.


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Date: 3/2/17 12:57 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Problems, & Tues Sthbry Tree Swallow
We have been having problems with at least some posts to CTBirds not going through.  These were posts going through Yahoo, either from email addresses @yahoo.com or ones through the phone company (@snet.net like mine, and possibly @att.net, @sbcglobal.net, and others).
A possible fix is in, and one of my posts went through a short while ago.  However one report was lost, so I am sending that one again.


On Tuesday (2/28) Russ Naylor called to say he had an early Tree Swallow at Lake Zoar, Southbury. 


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT
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Date: 3/2/17 12:27 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Stratford Walk Highlights 3/1


On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 5:21 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:


3/1.  The New Haven Bird Club's "First Wednesday" Walk to the Stratford shore was conducted despite the foggy, drizzly (though mild) weather. Twelve enthusiastic birders visited many key hotspots along the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound, tallying 48 species. Highlights included 12 species of ducks including Canvasback (10), Ruddy Duck (3), Long-tailed Duck, a flotilla of 16 Common Loons, 9 American Coots, 5 Black-bellied Plovers, returning Killdeer and Wilson's Snipe, and 26 Snow Buntings.The full eBird list is here:            http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34897949

Frank MantlikStratford


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Date: 3/2/17 11:49 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino ebirder of the Year.
More information on the award.

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/zeisseby2016/
Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:54 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino ebirder of the Year.


From Robert Dixon
3/2/17




For those who may not have seen this yet, Dan Rottino was the winner of the ebirder of the Year challenge.
Nice to see someone from our state bringing ti home. Great effort Dan and Congratulations!!
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Date: 3/2/17 11:38 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino, Congratulations!
Congratulations, Dan! We met one day last March - my Mom was in Aaron
Manor, battling bone cancer, and I decided to treat myself to a visit of
Whalebone Creek, to find the red-headed woodpecker. I was there a few
minutes with no luck, when Dan arrived. He helped me spot the pretty
little guy (a lifer for me) and even emailed me the photos he took that
day. A bright spot during a rough spring season. That's a gentleman
birder!
:-) Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Subject: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino, Congratulations!
From: "Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds"
<ctbirds...>
Date: Thu, March 02, 2017 1:53 pm
To: Ct Birds <ctbirds...>

Wow Dan, way to go! ebirder of the year!
Mark Danforth, Tolland
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Date: 3/2/17 11:19 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wethersfield Osprey
I have heard red wing blackbirds and peepers already.
Joe B


On Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:08 AM, Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:


Great find Patrick! Needless to say very early date-especially for inland. As they say it is all in the timing!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/2/17 10:54 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino, Congratulations!
Wow Dan, way to go! ebirder of the year!
Mark Danforth, Tolland
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Date: 3/2/17 9:55 am
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dan Rottino ebirder of the Year.

From Robert Dixon
3/2/17




For those who may not have seen this yet, Dan Rottino was the winner of the ebirder of the Year challenge.
Nice to see someone from our state bringing ti home. Great effort Dan and Congratulations!!
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Date: 3/2/17 6:08 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wethersfield Osprey
Great find Patrick! Needless to say very early date-especially for inland. As they say it is all in the timing!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/2/17 4:57 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wethersfield Osprey
An Osprey crossing over 91 near Wethersfield Cove this morning.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 3/1/17 4:54 pm
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] spring peepers singing!
Not bird related, but the first sign of spring is here for me - peepers peeping today!


And lots of birds singing already too.



Amy Hopkins
Guilford
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Date: 3/1/17 2:03 pm
From: Cindy Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Smoke-Phase Wild Turkeys
Can anyone tell me if these are rare birds in CT?

Thank you.

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Date: 3/1/17 1:57 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
3/1 Milford, connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM,
low tide rising, rain, fog, 55F,
On the marsh:
22 American black ducks, 39 Brant, 6 Green winged teal, 2 Mute Swans, 1
male Red Breasted merganser.
At feeders and on grounds:
16 Common grackles, 25 Starlings, 1 Mockingbird, 3 Cardinals, House
sparrows, 1 junco, 1 male House finch, 2 Mourning doves, 1 Chickadee.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/1/17 11:06 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Grebe, Manchester
Horned Grebe Manchester Union Pond 1 pm
Still here At 2 pm.
Close to the entrance with skating pond.


Maggie and Jack Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 3/1/17 9:15 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] I know they aren't birds but
last night I heard peeper frogs calling first time this year & earliest I've ever heard them.


Robert Jase
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Date: 3/1/17 8:00 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vulture question
After seeing two Turkey Vultures on a ledge in the W. Hartford Reservoir, possibly with future nesting in mind, I wondered if it were possible for a TV and a Black Vulture to interbreed. Both are in the Cathartidae family, but TV's are Cathartes aura and Blacks are Coragyps atratus. I have not seen any mention of interbreeding in the literature, but now that both are present in CT the question crossed my mind. Would be interesting...

Zellene

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Date: 2/28/17 5:57 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A few good birds
Broke my record of most species seen in one day in February with 78 species today. Among the birds I recorded were drake Northern Shoveler at Birdseye in Stratford, drake Canvasback and both scaup species at North Cove in Old Saybrook, severakl Ruddy Ducks at South Cove there, probably over 30 American Coots at South Cove, Killdeer in South Windsor, 5 Bonapartes Gulls off Meigs Point at Hammo, singing Fox Sparrow off Vibert Road in South Windsor and 2 Rusty Blackbirds at the Newberry Road section of stn 43 South Windsor.

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Windsor Locks
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Date: 2/28/17 5:46 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Forest bird survey tech job
Hi everyone,

We’re looking for a field technician to do forest bird surveys in CT this summer. Good ID skills essential. Possibly a good job for a college student who knows their New England birds. Please pass the word to anyone you think might be suitable. Details here:
http://elphick.lab.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/73/2017/02/Forest_field_tech_ad_2017.pdf

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Chris

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Date: 2/28/17 5:34 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plankton birds
Moderate surface feeding Gulls and waterfowl this afternoon off Bridgeport and Stratford. Poor gull diversity, but one adult GANNET and 8 NORTHERN SHOVELERS at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 2/28/17 5:28 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC Walk 3/1 is ON
Hi all,
Despite the weather forecast (possible showers and/or fog) for Wednesday morning, I have decided to lead the Stratford walk as scheduled.
Info is on the New Haven Bird Club website:

http://www.newhavenbirdclub.org/calendar/


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 2/28/17 2:44 pm
From: Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Burlington Eagle Nest and Pileated pair
The old nest in the Nepaug Reservoir has been repaired and a bird is
sitting in it.

Also saw a pair of pileateds chasing each other.

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Date: 2/28/17 7:50 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Red-Shoulder flyover
2 very vocal Red Holder Hawks flew over the farm this morning... Sent the
hens scrambling back into the coop.
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Date: 2/28/17 4:58 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Sightings
There was an American Kestrel at the airport this morning. Great rafts of Greater Scaup continue in the mouth of the Housatonic this morning with around 3,000 birds. There were about 75 Snow Buntings on the roof at Stratford Point this morning.

One of the foxes was out this morning as I arrived.

The Point may be closed or have reduced hours on Thursday because of an off site meeting. We will be open on Saturday at least into mid afternoon. I'm not yet sure about Sunday.

Patrick Comins, Audubon Connecticut

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Date: 2/27/17 10:28 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re- Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport are Trumpeter Swans
I had a chance to shoot up and observe the swans in depth for about an hour this morning. The 2 birds are definitely Trumpeter Swans, with one of the birds being rather vocal. This individual did not mind human presence and was rather social, swimming close to shore and checking us out, all the while continuing to feed on vegetation (underwater gunk). I was able to photograph this bird flapping its wings and confirmed that the right wing (only) was pinned. I never saw the other bird flap while I was there. The primaries weren't clipped, but instead, missing entirely. This is typical of captive born birds and is often done when the bird is just a hatchling. Both birds were clear of tags or leg bands however. A few other notes.. The birds have noticeably different bill bases. One shows an obvious V shape typical of your average Trumpeter while the other shows a U variation, more consistent with Tundra (although variable). To the best of my knowledge, Trumpeter can show either base, whereas Tundra will consistently or primarily show the U (as far as I know). I also wanted to clarify the location of these birds. On my map, the pond seems to be in New York, but only a stones throw over the border. The Northeast tip of the pond however, could be in Connecticut (if you really squint your eyes!). Today, Steve Martin (yes, Steve Martin) told me that according to his co-workers, these birds actually walk across the road and bounce between here and the office park regularly. So in summary, these birds are not Tundra Swans, nor are they in CT, nor do they even appear to be wild... With all that being said, if you find yourself in the area, I do recommend dropping by for a visit. It's not too often you get an opportunity to observe Trumpeter Swans in a somewhat wild and local setting. I have no idea where they came from, but they won't be flying out of the area (or at least the one). I don't know the likelihood of this happening, but from my observations today, I wouldn't be surprised if they attempted to nest locally. It's definitely something to keep an eye on in any case.


For what it's worth,
Stefan Martin




> On Feb 27, 2017, at 10:45 AM, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Gail Benson posted this to NYBirds about an hour ago. The birds are in fact
> TRUMPETER SWANS but they both appear to be missing flight feathers.
> Trumpeter Swans typically molt during the breeding season so the
> possibility of them being wild birds is at this point very questionable.
>
> Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 8:44 am
> From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
>
>
> The two swans appear to be Trumpeter Swans without flight feathers
> (pinioned). So we expect they will be there for awhile. Â Tom Burke &
> Gail BensonOn Feb 27, 2017 9:39 AM, "Carole Griffiths"
> <Carole.Griffiths...> wrote:
>
>
>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> wrote:
>>
>> These may be the same 2 individuals recorded by Drew Panko and Trudy
>> Battaly on the Greenwich Stamford Christmas Bird Count.
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:57 AM, Steven Martin via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> Cross-posted, birds are technically in CT.
>>>
>>> Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
>>> street from King St. office complex.
>>>
>>> Location at Google link or coordinates below:
>>>
>>> https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2
>>>
>>> 41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/27/17 3:44 pm
From: Carrie Szwed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks in Litchfield Hills
FOS woodcock peenting and performing in our neighbor's yard in Bantam this evening. A coworker also had woodcocks up on Pie Hill in Goshen as of this weekend.

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Date: 2/27/17 1:20 pm
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Harbor Common Merganser is back
Saw it again today approx 3pm, same area as before along Shore Rd close to I-95. Also what looked like a redhead close to Teen Center; too far for my binocs to positively identify. Also an American Coot near dog park area docks

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Date: 2/27/17 11:06 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thayer's-like Gull off Stratford Point
A group of about 100 gulls was plankton feeding off the point and I scoped it from the porch. There was one adult Iceland Gull in the group so I went closer to the bluff to try to get an ID shot for my site photo list (not sure I was successful considering the distance). In any case, this bird seemed to be a good fit for Mr. Long Beach in terms of size and primary coloration. Upon trying to relocate it I had another adult bird with clearly darker wing-tips, pretty much black, with larger apical spots than a Herring Gull. It also had head and breast markings similar to Thayer's in that it was very extensive, but even coverage of the head and upper breast. Iceland can also look this way. It was too far for photos or to see eye color. Most of the gulls were heading west over towards Russian Beach, though the Thayer'sish one was still there when I left the shoreline.

Patrick


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Date: 2/27/17 10:09 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] More Stratford Point Birds
In addition to the Eurasian Wigeon, which continues as of about 20 minutes ago, there were three Northern Shovelers, two of which were very nice adult drakes. There is a huge group of Greater Scaup hanging out. I would estimate around 3,000 birds. There were a few Snow Buntings, but their visits are getting to be more intermittent. Bill Wallace reported two White-winged Scoters flying by.

Patrick


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Date: 2/27/17 7:46 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
Gail Benson posted this to NYBirds about an hour ago. The birds are in fact
TRUMPETER SWANS but they both appear to be missing flight feathers.
Trumpeter Swans typically molt during the breeding season so the
possibility of them being wild birds is at this point very questionable.

Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 8:44 am
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com


The two swans appear to be Trumpeter Swans without flight feathers
(pinioned). So we expect they will be there for awhile. Â Tom Burke &
Gail BensonOn Feb 27, 2017 9:39 AM, "Carole Griffiths"
<Carole.Griffiths...> wrote:


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> wrote:

> These may be the same 2 individuals recorded by Drew Panko and Trudy
> Battaly on the Greenwich Stamford Christmas Bird Count.
>
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:57 AM, Steven Martin via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Cross-posted, birds are technically in CT.
>>
>> Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
>> street from King St. office complex.
>>
>> Location at Google link or coordinates below:
>>
>> https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2
>>
>> 41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/27/17 7:10 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Eurasian Wigeon
The Eurasian Wigeon is back at Stratford Point after a few weeks of absence. Too bad it didn't show up during the GBBC. Speaking of GBBC, I haven't had a chance to do the wrap up. It has been really busy.

Patrick


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Date: 2/27/17 7:09 am
From: Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee @ Grass Island Natural Area - 2/26/17
Observed my foy male EATO @ the Grass Island Natural Area late yesterday afternoon.

M. Aurelia

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Date: 2/27/17 7:02 am
From: Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte Gulls @ Grass Island - 2/26/17
Observed ten Bonaparte gulls in Greenwich Harbor @ the tip of Grass Island near the sewage out fall and southern most boat dock late yesterday afternoon- 2/26/17.
M. Aurelia

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Date: 2/27/17 6:27 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee - Washington, CT
After not seeing my local male Eastern Towhee around here for over a month or so here I noted the Towhee in the bushes by the side of house looking for black-oiled sunflower seeds that I put in the bushes. Towhees are a hardy lot and with Global warming they should find our Winters milder for them to stay around all year.
My local Wild Turkeys are here this morning looking for seed on the ground here. The Tom Turkeys are a fine breeding form and are chasing each other around.

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Date: 2/27/17 6:11 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
These may be the same 2 individuals recorded by Drew Panko and Trudy
Battaly on the Greenwich Stamford Christmas Bird Count.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:57 AM, Steven Martin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Cross-posted, birds are technically in CT.
>
> Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
> street from King St. office complex.
>
> Location at Google link or coordinates below:
>
> https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2
>
> 41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/27/17 3:58 am
From: Steven Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans near Westchester Airport
Cross-posted, birds are technically in CT.

Two adult Tundra Swans seen at approx. 0640 from road in pond across the
street from King St. office complex.

Location at Google link or coordinates below:

https://goo.gl/maps/4kgbJpdxgFG2

41.0919327, -73.7214767
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Date: 2/26/17 5:18 pm
From: sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3653, Issue 2
Response to message 2

Roy and I had a Fox Sparrow for about 2 minutes yesterday under our feeders
in Colchester, too.

Sharon Dellinger
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Date: 2/26/17 4:42 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: CTBirds Digest, Vol 3653, Issue 2

Frank - the pink-footed goose was there Wednesday afternoon, arriving across the river and feeding with the Canadas in the cornfield around 12:45-1 o'clock.
Angela



Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:55:44 -0500
From: peeplo <peeplo...>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?


Hi all,?
Has there been any sign of the pink-footed or white-fronted goose in the last day or so? Thanks.
Frank GalloMilford?

Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:57 -0500
From: <mjwarner...>
To: peeplo <peeplo...>
Cc: Ctbirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?

Frank,
Arrived in Enfield at 10:30 am.
Snowmelt has raised the water level to the point where logs and trees are floating down the river. No geese, not even Canada's were present. Hope that info saves somebody a trip. Went to Broad Brook Millpond and saw 500 Canadas, 10 Common Mergansers and a Peregrine Falcon.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.





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Date: 2/26/17 4:29 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford - Bonaparte's Gulls
2/26 - 9:30 - 6 Bonaparte's Gulls off Stratford sea wall (Marnick's restaurant), being blown east - relocated off Park Boulevard. 1 Snow bunting Stratford Point. Canvasbacks at Frash Pond. Shovelers and gadwall with coots at Birdseye. Juvie Red-shouldered Hawk gave great looks as it dined in trees by Shakespeare Theatre pond.
Angela Dimmitt with group from Waterman Bird Club, NY
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Date: 2/26/17 3:36 pm
From: Alexis Barbalinardo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOS American Woodcock
Heard first peent of FOS American Woodcock at the edge of ag field here at
Back 40 Farm in Washington Depot.

Good birding,

Alexis Barbalinardo
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Date: 2/26/17 1:47 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte's at Hammo
This morning with my wind-blown class at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison we had c 60 Bonaparte's Gulls at the rocky beach at the beginning of the Moraine Trail. They were with a modest number of Herring and Ring-billed Gulls with no surface feeding going on while we were there. Most were setting on the water a short distance off the beach, but some were coming in to feed right around the rocks. This the first flock of Bonaparte's I'm aware of as the spring "gull season" gets under way in LIS.
Greg HanisekWaterbury 
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Date: 2/26/17 1:33 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?
On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 4:31 PM Mike Warner via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Frank,
> Arrived in Enfield at 10:30 am.
> Snowmelt has raised the water level to the point where logs and trees are
> floating down the river. No geese, not even Canada's were present. Hope
> that info saves somebody a trip. Went to Broad Brook Millpond and saw 500
> Canadas, 10 Common Mergansers and a Peregrine Falcon.
> Mike Warner
> Wilton CT.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 26, 2017, at 3:55 PM, peeplo via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> > Has there been any sign of the pink-footed or white-fronted goose in the
> last day or so? Thanks.
> > Frank GalloMilford
> >
> > Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
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Date: 2/26/17 1:31 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?
Frank,
Arrived in Enfield at 10:30 am.
Snowmelt has raised the water level to the point where logs and trees are floating down the river. No geese, not even Canada's were present. Hope that info saves somebody a trip. Went to Broad Brook Millpond and saw 500 Canadas, 10 Common Mergansers and a Peregrine Falcon.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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> On Feb 26, 2017, at 3:55 PM, peeplo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Hi all,
> Has there been any sign of the pink-footed or white-fronted goose in the last day or so? Thanks.
> Frank GalloMilford
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Date: 2/26/17 12:56 pm
From: peeplo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose?



Hi all, 
Has there been any sign of the pink-footed or white-fronted goose in the last day or so? Thanks.
Frank GalloMilford 

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Date: 2/26/17 12:49 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Blue Heron Rookery
Another sign of spring: three Great Blue Herons were standing on their nests
at the rookery at Konolds Pond in Woodbridge today.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 2/26/17 11:40 am
From: Scott Philbrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weekend bird list... Meriden
We are new to the Meriden area and have been feeding the birds for 3 weeks
now :
Starlings-12+
RWBB-12+
Grackle-4-6
Brown headed cow birds-4+ 2m 2f
Goldfinches 24+
Dark eyed Juncos- 8-10
Black caped chickadee- 4
Blue jays-2
Cardinals- 3m 3f
White breasted nuthatches-2
Red headed woodpecker-1
Hairy woodpecker-1
Downy woodpecker-1
White throated sparrows-4-6
House finches-6
House sparrows-8-10
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Date: 2/26/17 10:00 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Canton and Bloomfield
Jamie,
I agree. I had a very likely migrant Fox Sparrow in my Avon yard on
Saturday morning.
David
Avon, CT

On Feb 26, 2017 12:28 PM, "Jamie Meyers via CTBirds" <
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> In my yard this morning there were two Fox Sparrows, probably the first
> I've ever seen in the Canton area in February. The line between a migraine
> and overwintering bird of that species is a bit blurry, but I'm sure that
> these birds are on the move from someplace.
>
> Also there are two Snow Geese mixed in with a flock of Canadas on tumble
> brook golf club in Bloomfield scene from Maple Road. One adult and one
> young bird. That species has been pushing north in big numbers to our
> west, from what I've read over the last couple of days.
>
> Jamie Meyers
> Canton
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Date: 2/26/17 9:28 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canton and Bloomfield
In my yard this morning there were two Fox Sparrows, probably the first I've ever seen in the Canton area in February. The line between a migraine and overwintering bird of that species is a bit blurry, but I'm sure that these birds are on the move from someplace.

Also there are two Snow Geese mixed in with a flock of Canadas on tumble brook golf club in Bloomfield scene from Maple Road. One adult and one young bird. That species has been pushing north in big numbers to our west, from what I've read over the last couple of days.

Jamie Meyers
Canton

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Date: 2/26/17 9:07 am
From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nashville Warbler
Was last seen on Wednesday 2/22, it left with the very warm weather. There been decent insect hatches over the past few days so hopefully it got somewhat back on it's normal diet for a few days.
Keep an eye out for it especially on suet feeders, maybe it will show up again in someone else's back yard.
This little guy was here everyday since 12/19, we miss it's antic's.

Larry Flynn
Norwalk
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Date: 2/26/17 8:50 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrows
02/26/17 - West Haven, Marginal Drive, 9:20 am. Two Fox Sparrows.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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Date: 2/26/17 8:44 am
From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piper
We saw this on TV this morning, it is nominated for Best Short Film (Animated) in this evenings Academy Awards, it's about a shorebird chick and is cute, it's only a few minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-uzJB9Bc9U

Larry Flynn
Norwalk
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Date: 2/26/17 6:59 am
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Naugatuck Woodcocks
2/24 - Naugatuck Industrial Park - at least two American Woodcocks doing
display flights along Raytkwich Rd in Naugatuck at dusk. Also had my FOY
Killdeer there the next day (2/25).

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck
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Date: 2/26/17 6:09 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] River Road, also Eagles
Don't blame the powers that be for the closure...blame the people who go in there to trash the area.

I went on a Riverquest boat trip out of Essex yesterday and we saw over 30 eagles, mostly immatures. Highlight for me was a Peregrine perched along the river. A few goldeneye and mergs but not many ducks. Also excellent views of Great Cormorants on the buoys.

Zellene

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Date: 2/26/17 6:01 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte gulls, hammo, she'll beac
At least 50 Bonaparte gulls being seen at hammonassett, she'll beac
With Greg H class
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 2/26/17 5:25 am
From: Madeline Dennis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey Monitoring
Don, the Osprey Steward program of CT Audubon has geared up for the season. All returning and new monitors need to sign up on the web site starting March 1.

Madeline Dennis Raleigh
Bridgeport
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