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8/21/17 11:36 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Birds
8/21/17 10:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Buff & Bairds both at Hammo
8/21/17 8:45 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff & Bairds both at Hammo
8/21/17 8:22 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff correction
8/21/17 8:06 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baird's SP at Hammo
8/21/17 7:24 am Trudy Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff-breasted SP Hammo
8/21/17 5:06 am rsbirder via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point Yellow-headed blackbird
8/21/17 4:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbirds moving
8/21/17 4:25 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbirds moving
8/21/17 4:09 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbirds moving
8/21/17 3:31 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yesterday at Sandy Pt.
8/20/17 3:51 pm Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pectoral SP, Hammo
8/20/17 3:04 pm Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo buff update from M Komara
8/20/17 3:02 pm Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo buff-breasted continues
8/20/17 1:02 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper Pix
8/20/17 12:38 pm Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwater
8/20/17 9:03 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canfield Island Whimbrel
8/20/17 8:28 am Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Pt.
8/20/17 8:24 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Stilt Sandpiper
8/20/17 8:18 am Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Creek Highlights
8/20/17 7:32 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point odd sighting
8/20/17 7:01 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 8/20 Milford Point
8/20/17 6:46 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 8/20 Milford Point
8/20/17 6:34 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 8/20 Milford Point
8/20/17 5:38 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwater
8/20/17 5:10 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff breasted continues
8/20/17 4:19 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sandy Point Buff-breasted continues
8/20/17 4:14 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point Buff-breasted continues
8/19/17 6:37 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Hammo
8/19/17 6:30 pm Joe Zygala via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Omphaloskepsis Behavior in A. colubris -- Bethany
8/19/17 5:51 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - Dickcissel
8/19/17 5:37 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point West Haven - Buff Breasted.
8/19/17 4:08 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk Flyover Derby, CT
8/19/17 3:56 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Help Wanted for a Goose Survey
8/19/17 2:52 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
8/19/17 2:04 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Shorebird Workshop - Results
8/19/17 7:19 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orient Point Ferry Shearwaters
8/19/17 6:01 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Unusual Omphaloskepsis Behavior in A. colubris -- Bethany
8/19/17 1:56 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Deep River Black & Forster's Terns
8/18/17 5:19 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry Highlights- Jaeger, Cory's Shearwater, other area highlights
8/18/17 3:12 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA workshop is on for tomorrow at Milford Point at 7:30
8/18/17 9:36 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Debi Shearwater on Pelagics
8/18/17 9:04 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Caspian & Forster's Terns
8/18/17 8:55 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Caspian & Forster's Terns
8/18/17 8:11 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian & Forster's Terns
8/17/17 8:04 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks
8/17/17 7:24 pm Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jaeger
8/17/17 5:07 pm Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Continuing Shearwaters in CT
8/17/17 4:43 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Audubon Connecticut News Item
8/17/17 1:36 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT Butterfly behavior question
8/17/17 12:34 pm Hudson, Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon Connecticut News Item
8/17/17 12:24 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barely Extralimital Avocet
8/17/17 8:15 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avery Point Terns, Pomfret Meadowlark
8/17/17 7:37 am Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks
8/17/17 5:05 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks
8/17/17 3:45 am Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
8/16/17 5:00 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
8/16/17 4:45 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Finches plus
8/16/17 3:44 pm Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shell Beach Guilford: Monk Parakeets
8/16/17 12:35 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LI Sound birding 8/16
8/16/17 12:10 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point- feeding birds
8/16/17 11:47 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London ferry 8/16
8/15/17 6:59 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford highlights 8/15
8/15/17 6:14 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Short-billed dowitcher,Stilt Sandpiper pics
8/15/17 6:01 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] NL Ferry - Continuing WISPs
8/15/17 3:29 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain feeders today
8/15/17 2:48 pm Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NL Ferry - Continuing WISPs
8/15/17 2:36 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seaside Sparrows, Milford Point, 8/15/17
8/15/17 12:17 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great blue heron
8/15/17 9:44 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Workshop is AUGUST 19!
8/15/17 9:06 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Shorebird Workshop Saturday September 19 at 7:30 AM at Milford Point
8/14/17 4:52 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Loons
8/14/17 1:17 pm William Root via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Little stint at Monomoy NWR in Chatham Mass
8/14/17 12:56 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwatrrs
8/14/17 12:25 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Wood Stork, Cape May County
8/14/17 10:41 am James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Prothonotary Warbler, Pine Creek
8/14/17 9:28 am Alex Burdo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pine Creek CERULEAN WARBLER
8/14/17 8:55 am Alex Burdo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Creek CERULEAN WARBLER
8/14/17 6:43 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Sandy Point
8/14/17 6:07 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-winged Tern
8/13/17 7:23 pm John Schwarz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Stint outing
8/13/17 5:17 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 4-heronid evening here in Hamden
8/13/17 2:50 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Today in my yard here in Harwinton.........
8/13/17 1:54 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern-NO
8/13/17 11:15 am Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Storm-Petrels
8/13/17 6:51 am Clark Moseley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeding Baltimore orioles?
8/13/17 6:23 am Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Menunkatuck's Public Sept meeting
8/12/17 5:31 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC Milford Point trip report Aug 12
8/12/17 5:16 pm Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry Highlights
8/12/17 4:18 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, 8-9 thru 8-11-17
8/12/17 4:17 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boston hollow, etc Ebird reports 8-9 - 8-11-17
8/12/17 2:30 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London--Orient Point Ferry Petrels
8/12/17 2:20 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern: no. Black and Royal Terns: Yes!
8/12/17 1:52 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point Roseates etc
8/12/17 1:00 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern-NO
8/12/17 8:59 am Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands
8/12/17 8:38 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
8/12/17 8:03 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
8/12/17 5:30 am Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Faulkner's Sunday 8/12
8/12/17 5:25 am Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Faulkner Island BRTE
8/12/17 4:57 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Boat
8/12/17 4:03 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Passerine movement last night
8/11/17 6:00 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The star of Boston Hollow's Petting Zoo.
8/11/17 5:12 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Movement
8/11/17 5:03 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cape Cod Little Stint
8/11/17 4:28 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Return Ferry- Jaeger in New York
8/11/17 3:24 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Suspect Sandpiper
8/11/17 2:18 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] suspect Sandpiper
8/11/17 1:39 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WNPR interview tonight GH
8/11/17 1:35 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Tern, Milford Pt
8/11/17 12:47 pm Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT - Little Stint Chatham Ma.
8/11/17 12:26 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2PM Ferry from New London
8/11/17 11:59 am rsbirder via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridle Tern - Falkner Island -Yes 2:30 8/11/17
8/11/17 11:19 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orient Point to New London
8/11/17 10:51 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT - PA White-winged Tern
8/11/17 9:13 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 11oclock Ferry to Orient Point
8/11/17 8:52 am Nuhn/Morand via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood Duck and Solitary Sandpiper
8/11/17 7:29 am J Pat Valentik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
8/11/17 7:24 am Tamesin Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
8/11/17 7:00 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
8/11/17 6:57 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow Palm Warbler
8/11/17 6:45 am J Pat Valentik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
8/11/17 6:03 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7am New London Ferry highlights
8/10/17 6:46 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry Tomorrow 2 PM - Want to Join Me?
8/10/17 6:17 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
8/10/17 5:20 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital megas
8/10/17 2:26 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital megas
8/10/17 2:17 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital megas
8/10/17 1:50 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Storm Petrels and Shearwaters
8/10/17 12:43 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Still looking to help fill a boat to Faulkners
8/10/17 12:31 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storm Petrels and Shearwaters
8/10/17 10:36 am Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield Philadelphia Vireo
8/10/17 10:09 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Charter Info
8/10/17 9:03 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Black Tern
8/9/17 6:18 pm Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Petro
8/9/17 4:10 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BRIDLED, Black, Royal Terns
8/9/17 3:27 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Philadelphia Vireo
8/9/17 2:48 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Falkner on Thursday
8/9/17 1:52 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Falkner on Thursday
8/9/17 1:14 pm Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Redding MISSISSIPPI KITE
8/9/17 1:04 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WNPR talk Friday on birds
8/9/17 12:55 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redding MISSISSIPPI KITE
8/9/17 12:44 pm Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
8/9/17 12:19 pm David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
8/9/17 12:16 pm Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
8/9/17 12:00 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
8/9/17 11:16 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Yes
8/9/17 9:39 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BRTE
8/9/17 8:32 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] bridled tern?
8/9/17 7:25 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pomfret Bobolinks
8/9/17 6:17 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gorham Island Migrants
8/9/17 5:25 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Migration at Birdcraft this morning
8/9/17 3:58 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Awesome morning Flight
8/8/17 7:03 pm C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled tern
8/8/17 6:34 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red B Nuthatch sighting...
8/8/17 3:20 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern trip this week
8/8/17 10:13 am Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Falkner Island eBird hotspot
8/7/17 7:10 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, Sunday, 8-6-17; Good day for raptors
8/7/17 5:50 pm VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Walk: Shorebirds and Terns at Milford Point.
8/7/17 4:52 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Reminder to please post sightings in eBird in a timely manner
8/7/17 2:29 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Faulkner's -- spelling and future trips - could third try be the charmer?
8/7/17 12:58 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, Sunday, 8-6-17; Good day for raptors
8/7/17 11:30 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry - highlights
8/7/17 11:28 am John A Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Outer Banks
8/7/17 10:30 am Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] window collisions
8/7/17 10:27 am Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Migration question re: Outer Banks
8/7/17 8:07 am Andrew Griswold via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baird' Sandpiper
8/7/17 7:42 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Waterthrushes at Hammo
8/7/17 6:14 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Tape by American Bird Conservancy
8/7/17 5:57 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Land bird migration at Birdcraft
8/7/17 5:48 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
8/7/17 5:13 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Last Seen
8/7/17 4:24 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Morning flight
8/7/17 4:17 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Boat Today
8/7/17 4:01 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Yard Nocturnal Migrants
8/6/17 7:28 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Last Seen
8/6/17 5:32 pm G M ARCHAMBAULT via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bird Tape for bird window strikes
8/6/17 5:18 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Tape for bird window strikes
8/6/17 3:44 pm Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hamden Flying Cigars
8/6/17 3:21 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Flying Cigars
8/6/17 3:18 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Highlights
8/6/17 2:42 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windows decals
8/6/17 2:15 pm Dennis Riordan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
8/6/17 1:35 pm Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern YES!!
8/6/17 12:20 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
8/6/17 12:16 pm Christina Clayton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Failure of UV window decals for glass strikes
8/6/17 11:00 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
8/6/17 10:38 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
8/6/17 10:36 am NEaton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
8/6/17 10:20 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
8/6/17 10:07 am MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Yes
8/6/17 10:03 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
8/6/17 9:37 am SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Failure of UV window decals for glass strikes
8/6/17 8:42 am greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
8/6/17 8:11 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
8/6/17 7:53 am Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Tern.....
8/6/17 7:14 am Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
8/6/17 7:13 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point - Caspian Tern
8/6/17 7:06 am Andy Thiede via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
8/6/17 6:14 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 8/6 Milford Point
8/6/17 5:31 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Yard Nocturnal Migrants
8/6/17 4:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early morning flight
8/5/17 4:33 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
8/5/17 2:07 pm Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilsons Storm Petrels
8/5/17 1:53 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Passing along for Russ Naylor, in memory of Sandy Breslin
8/5/17 12:44 pm Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
8/5/17 12:32 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled YES
8/5/17 9:54 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Boat
8/5/17 9:47 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern YES
8/5/17 8:25 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Storm-Petrels
8/5/17 6:37 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Tripp Sunday at 1:00 is filled.
8/5/17 5:50 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trip to Faulkner Island tomorrow for Bridled Tern.
8/4/17 2:46 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern YES
8/4/17 2:35 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital: upcoming overnight pelagics out of Hyannis
8/4/17 11:02 am Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern - Brief View
8/4/17 10:47 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boat and Bridled Tern
8/3/17 5:22 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No Bridled Tern
8/3/17 11:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN Stratford
8/3/17 10:18 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern addendum
8/3/17 10:16 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
8/3/17 10:16 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boat
8/3/17 10:01 am Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
8/3/17 5:49 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chris Elphick on Saltmarsh Sparrows
8/2/17 9:39 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford 8-2-17: Always a good day in the Forest
8/2/17 6:16 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern photos
8/2/17 4:57 pm Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Tern and boat
8/2/17 2:43 pm Dave Medd via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Falkner Island Boat
8/2/17 2:07 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern boat ride
8/2/17 1:41 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CaCC
8/2/17 1:36 pm Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stilt Sand Harkness
8/2/17 1:23 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Falkner Island Tern
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7/30/17 8:42 am Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Negatory on Bridled Tern
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Date: 8/21/17 11:36 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Birds
8/21/17 Hammo
2:15 pm - Bairds and Pectoral at the puddle within fence of construction yard at West Beach, north end along entry road.
Buffbreasted refound right next door in large grassy field toward I-95 near some Killdeer at far edge.
Feeling a little cooler now.
Mike Warner
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Date: 8/21/17 10:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Buff & Bairds both at Hammo
There is also a Pectoral Sandpiper there also.

Tina Green
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> On Aug 21, 2017, at 11:45 AM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP. After seeing double I sorted it out. We have both a BAIRDS AND a BUFF-BREASTED SP at the west end chain linked fence area. The Buff is in the higher grassy area behind the puddle.
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> For the record, I found the Bairds and Sara found the Buff.
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Date: 8/21/17 8:45 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff & Bairds both at Hammo
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP. After seeing double I sorted it out. We have both a BAIRDS AND a BUFF-BREASTED SP at the west end chain linked fence area. The Buff is in the higher grassy area behind the puddle.

For the record, I found the Bairds and Sara found the Buff.

Dan Rottino & Family with Sara Zagorski.
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Date: 8/21/17 8:22 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff correction
Madison , Hammonasset Beach SP at the west end, I believe the Buff Breasted SP reported was actually the Baird's SP. The Baird's has a buffy cast to its head and neck thus the error. Sorry, but a Bairds is still a good find.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/21/17 8:06 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baird's SP at Hammo
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP, 11:00am. A hawk flushed the Buff Breasted SP but a juvie BAIRD'S SP has taken its place in the chain linked fence area at the west end. This muddy puddle is a bird magnet!

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Date: 8/21/17 7:24 am
From: Trudy Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff-breasted SP Hammo
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP, 10:05 AM<x-apple-data-detectors://0>, West end puddle in chain link fence area. A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER with a few peeps. Amazing what a little fresh water puddle can do! Trudy, Dan, Emily, Danny Rottino. East Haddam, CT

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Date: 8/21/17 5:06 am
From: rsbirder via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point Yellow-headed blackbird
Sandy Point, West Haven, CT 21 August 2017 7:55am; a yellow- headed blackbird is on the main spit south of lagoon, West of roped off breeding area. Walking in the grass. Died not fly easily.Russ SmileyMarlborough, CT


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Date: 8/21/17 4:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbirds moving
Just had my largest flock so far today of about 50 Kingbirds flying west.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/21/17 4:25 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbirds moving
Largest group so far of about 50 Eastern Kingbirds just flew by.Wow!

Tina Green
Westport
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> Westport- Sherwood Island SP- I have had about 100 Kingbirds so far, all moving west in small groups
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Date: 8/21/17 4:09 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbirds moving
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- I have had about 100 Kingbirds so far, all moving west in small groups

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/21/17 3:31 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yesterday at Sandy Pt.
First year winter Stilt Sandpiper that I confirmed with my resources and forgot about.  If flew in briefly and left.  
Maria StockmalEast Haven
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Date: 8/20/17 3:51 pm
From: Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pectoral SP, Hammo
In nature center lot. 650pm.

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Date: 8/20/17 3:04 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo buff update from M Komara


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Date: 8/20/17 3:02 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo buff-breasted continues
Relocated bird in the chain-link fenced in construction site in far west end. In puddles with killdeer.

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Date: 8/20/17 1:02 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper Pix
A few pix of the Sandy Point Buff-breasted Sandpiper from this morning on my Flickr page for anyone interested.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>


Chris Wood
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Date: 8/20/17 12:38 pm
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwater
Nothing of note from the 10 AM Mary Ellen ferry. Best bird over to Orient Point was a chimney swift. We had a juvenile black tern in NY waters on the return trip.


Jay Kaplan
Canton



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Sent: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 8:38 am
Subject: [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwater

New London to Orient Point Ferry at 7:00am aboard the John H. a CORY'S SHEARWATER was seen well before the state line but it flew south deep into NY ahead of the ferry almost to Plum Island. At Orient Pt now awaiting the return trip.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/20/17 9:03 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canfield Island Whimbrel
Norwalk- East end of Canfield Island on the jetty with many other shorebirds- one Whimbrel which after ten minutes and many photos, it flew north a short distance into the spartina

Tina Green
With Dave Alpeter &
Sue & AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 8/20/17 8:28 am
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Pt.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper still walking along the water's edge in the seaweed at the tip of Morse Pt. at 10:20am. Also, one Red Knot, 2 adult Piping Plovers and one last fledging.

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Date: 8/20/17 8:24 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Stilt Sandpiper
8/20/17 Milford Anderson Ave marsh.
11:15 am Transitional Stilt Sandpiper upstream from bridge on the right side with three Lesser Yellowlegs.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 8/20/17 8:18 am
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Creek Highlights
This morning Jory Teltser and I birded the majority of Pine Creek in Fairfield and turned up a few notable birds, including a molting male BLUE GROSBEAK on the landfill and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in the birches along the “ditch trail.”
The property was relatively birdy, with a small but noticeable morning flight as well. Other birds around included Least Flycatcher, Little Blue Heron, several Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged Warbler, and Bobolink.

A nice morning with a distinct feel of autumn in the air.

Brendan Murtha
Norwalk
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Date: 8/20/17 7:32 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point odd sighting
Just had a fly-by WWII era Japanese torpedo bomber.
Did a fly over Sikorsky Airport then headed SE.
Paul

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Date: 8/20/17 7:01 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 8/20 Milford Point
All birds flushed by kayakers. Terms still flying around mouth of river.
Paul


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Date: 8/20/17 6:46 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 8/20 Milford Point
Also 2 red knots.
Paul


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Date: 8/20/17 6:34 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 8/20 Milford Point
8/20 Milford Point
Caspian terns (2)
On sandbar soon to be flooded as tide rises.

Paul


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Date: 8/20/17 5:38 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwater
New London to Orient Point Ferry at 7:00am aboard the John H. a CORY'S SHEARWATER was seen well before the state line but it flew south deep into NY ahead of the ferry almost to Plum Island. At Orient Pt now awaiting the return trip.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/20/17 5:10 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff breasted continues
Hammo Meigs parking lot.Ed Haesche Guilford

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Date: 8/20/17 4:19 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sandy Point Buff-breasted continues
Good morning Tina,
Which point? Do I walk out the sound side or the Harbor side?

On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 7:14 AM Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues out near end of the point along with a
> Red Knot.
>
> Tina Green
> With Dave Alpeter
> & John Oshlick
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Date: 8/20/17 4:14 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point Buff-breasted continues
Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues out near end of the point along with a Red Knot.

Tina Green
With Dave Alpeter
& John Oshlick
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Date: 8/19/17 6:37 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Hammo
In Madison, at Hammonasset SP. We went there in the evening, from 6:30 pm
to dusk. We observed a total of 13 shorebird species, with the most
notable being a beautiful BUFF-BREASTED SANPIPER feeding in the grassy
parking lot at the Meigs Point Nature Center.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 8/19/17 6:30 pm
From: Joe Zygala via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Omphaloskepsis Behavior in A. colubris -- Bethany
Concerning Steve Mayo's post, once, while on a birding trip in Costa Rica I was wearing a green shirt with bright yellow and orange flowers on it. The group asked me to be at the head of the line as I kept getting buzzed by hummingbirds. Dang, though, I never got to see them, as they were buzzing the back of my shirt!

Joe Zygala
South Salem, NY
In "the oblong" - if things had worked out differently, I would be in Ridgefield

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Date: 8/19/17 5:51 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - Dickcissel

From Robert Dixon
8/19/17 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - Morning and evening visits to the fish hatchery today
had the following highlights - DICKCISSEL (my first for the hatchery), BOBOLINK (2), PURPLE MARTIN (5), GREEN HERON (4), AMERICAN KESTREL (3), ORCHARD ORIOLE (4), WOOD DUCK (3) and good numbers of phoebes, pewees, grosbeaks and orioles.


Record photos of Dickcissel and other species mentioned can be viewed at


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38722105 and


https://www.flickr.com/photos/150023605@N08/with/36533541811/



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Date: 8/19/17 5:37 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point West Haven - Buff Breasted.
This evening at Sandy Point West Haven, the previously reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper was very well behaved, in the farthest section of roped off nesting area (near the very point,). There were 3 red knot in the pond before it was inundated. Two clapper rails and a good number of other this and that. Mark

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Date: 8/19/17 4:08 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk Flyover Derby, CT
FOY (for me) Common Nighthawk flying over the town with Chimney Swifts this evening while at a friend's house party.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/19/17 3:56 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Help Wanted for a Goose Survey
Min Huang has asked me to pass this on in hopes you all can help:

This year the Wildlife Division is conducting an independent population
estimate of the Resident Canada goose population. We do this every 3 or 4
years. Although we conduct annual breeding surveys, it is beneficial once
in a while to estimate the population through a different means in order to
get a feel for production and to validate, to some extent, the spring
survey.

To that end, we placed neck collars on a number of geese throughout the
state. Now we are asking your help in collecting some data for us. During
the week of August 21st, if you are out and about and see geese, please get
us the following information:

Flock size

Location

Date

Number of collared birds, and if possible, the individual codes of those
collars

That's it! We can then take those data and derive an estimate of the total
population in the state.



Please email Min Huang or Kelly Kubik with the information:



<Min.huang...>

<Kelly.kubik...>

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 8/19/17 2:52 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen from my back yard f o s (and year) Common Nighthawk.

Paul Desjardins


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Date: 8/19/17 2:04 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Shorebird Workshop - Results
8/19. Thirty five birders participated in the annual COA Shorebird Workshop in Milford and Stratford. Following an illustrated lecture on shorebird identification by Frank Gallo and Patrick Comins at CT Audubon's Coastal Center, the group walked the beachside sandbar. Common species were well studied, including Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, and Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers. The biggest surprise was a calling Solitary Sandpiper that briefly landed on the sandbar; this a species very uncommon along the sandy beach. Other species seen included Peregrine Falcon and point-blank views of a trio of juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

Later the group drove to Stratford Point, on the other side of the Housatonic River mouth. While shorebirds were few, three additional shorebird species were seen, including a trio of flyby Red Knots. In addition, all were treated to a mini-course on Swallow identification, with four species lined up along the utility wires. And the butterfly variety and numbers were fabulous.

In summary, fifty bird species including eleven of shorebirds were identified this morning. Other highlights included 4 summering Brant, 63 American Oystercatchers, a Northern Harrier, and 60 Common Terns.

Frank Mantlik
COA Vice President
Stratford, CT

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Date: 8/19/17 7:19 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orient Point Ferry Shearwaters
9 AM Ferry - 1 Cory's Shearwater in CT waters and 1 in NY waters. Awaiting
return trip.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/19/17 6:01 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Unusual Omphaloskepsis Behavior in A. colubris -- Bethany
So...
Early this morning I pause during the dog walk, facing Lake Bethany and there's this really loud BDDRRRTTT!  BDDDRRRT! sound right in front of my ample mid-section.  Looking down, here's a juv/female RT Hummingbird only 8-9 inches from me, hovering, otherwise frozen in air, STARING at my bright, lime-green shirt.  It stays there for an eternity (30 seconds at least), checks out a jewelweed flower inches to the left and eventually peels off. 

'First time I've had another philosophical being contemplating MY navel.
Steve MayoBethany

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Date: 8/19/17 1:56 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Deep River Black & Forster's Terns
Deep River Landing, Deep River, CT, 18 August 2017, 6:00-7:00 PM: Despite
intermittent showers and heavy overcast, there were still Forsters' terns
moving downriver. Three black terns also were seen. Two passed by going
south, got to the island and turned back upriver. Later three passed heading
back downriver. Barn and tree swallows and a few purple martins also were
heading toward the sound. No sign of the Caspian tern.
Russ smiley
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Date: 8/18/17 5:19 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry Highlights- Jaeger, Cory's Shearwater, other area highlights
Took the 10 AM Mary Ellen out of New London this morning. On the way to Orient and well within CT lines was a Jaeger sitting on the water with several Great Black-backed Gulls (right around 2 miles south of Harkness). It was an adult with a well formed black cap. Unfortunately my 1 second view of it sitting wasn't really enough to speciate further, but perhaps the same Parasitic that Mike Resch reported in NY waters a while ago. Something to be on the lookout for anyway!
On the return trip I had one eastbound Cory's Shearwater in the same general area, around 1230. No Wilson's Storm Petrels were seen today, although this could be due to a lack of effort on my part: it poured the entire time I was in NY!

Earlier on I had one Worm-eating Warbler at Bluff Point, as well as one westbound Black Scoter off of Goshen Point at Harkness.
Good birding
Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 8/18/17 3:12 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA workshop is on for tomorrow at Milford Point at 7:30
Hi All,
Looks like the weather will be ok for the COA Shorebird workshop at Milford Point tomorrow (Saturday 8/19) at 7:30. Parking is limited so please carpool if possible and park efficiently! Bring spotting scope if you have one, waterproof footwear as sandbar may have water at quite shallow level at high tide (10 AM).
Indoor session at 7:30 and then out to the beach. Leaders: Frank Gallo, Frank Mantlik, Tina Green - with hoped-for special guest Pat Comins!
Hope to see you all tomorrow.
Bill Batsford
COA Workshop Coordinator
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Date: 8/18/17 9:36 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Debi Shearwater on Pelagics

Birders et al!

I thought many of you would be interested in BirdCallsRadio’s next guest Debi Love Shearwater.
If your planning a pelagic trip check this out. bit.ly/PAGm8L

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 8/18/17 9:04 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Caspian & Forster's Terns
Sorry for the typo. Here is another try:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38699383

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

Begin forwarded message:

From: Dan Rottino <rottino...><mailto:<rottino...>>
Date: August 18, 2017 at 11:54:19 AM EDT
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>>
Subject: Re: Caspian & Forster's Terns

The CASPIAN TERN did not return as of 11:50am, raining now. Some photos were very good - included in eBird checklist here.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S3869938

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

On Aug 18, 2017, at 11:10 AM, Dan Rottino <rottino...><mailto:<rottino...>> wrote:

Deep River, Deep River Landing,11:00am while watching at least 10 FORSTER'S TERNS a surprise CASPIAN TERN flew down river. Poor out of focus photos but identifiable. I am waiting to see if it returns.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/18/17 8:55 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Caspian & Forster's Terns
The CASPIAN TERN did not return as of 11:50am, raining now. Some photos were very good - included in eBird checklist here.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S3869938

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Aug 18, 2017, at 11:10 AM, Dan Rottino <rottino...> wrote:
>
> Deep River, Deep River Landing,11:00am while watching at least 10 FORSTER'S TERNS a surprise CASPIAN TERN flew down river. Poor out of focus photos but identifiable. I am waiting to see if it returns.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT

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Date: 8/18/17 8:11 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian & Forster's Terns
Deep River, Deep River Landing,11:00am while watching at least 10 FORSTER'S TERNS a surprise CASPIAN TERN flew down river. Poor out of focus photos but identifiable. I am waiting to see if it returns.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/17/17 8:04 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks
In the early 1990s I and mob, were gobsmacked to find a Purple Finch pair building a nest within meters of the LIS, at Bluff Point, Groton.  Lighthouse has had years of dozens of autumn Purple Finch fly-overs.
Zeranski & Baptist (1990) has a good summary of the distribution of Evening Grosbeak (and Purple Finch) in CT.

Steve MayoBethany


From: Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks

Hi Bob,

Regarding the purple finches: when I lived in Woodbury back in 2010, I
had a few show up in my yard in October, then again in 2012 (same
month).  I moved to Bethlehem a few years ago, which is only several
miles north of where I lived before and experienced the same pattern of
them showing up in October (2014).  In 2015 a couple showed up in the
spring (April/May), then one in December.  Starting in 2016 a couple
showed up in the spring and by June there were at least 2 pairs of
purple finches which ended up breeding around my yard!  I hoped that
they would return to breed this year and they did,  having one male show
up in March and by April a total of six at my feeders!  So again there
was one pair nesting around my yard, another pair breeding a little
further away, and up the road from my house another breeding pair.  I
checked eBird and it looks like purple finches breed in the northwest
corner (Litchfield county) of CT, which is consistent with my sightings.
There has been at least one pair breeding regularly at White Memorial -
Little Pond in Litchfield, so this might be a good area to explore next
year. 



Ryan Wirtes
Bethlehem

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017, at 08:03 AM, Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds
wrote:
> As far as I can tell, while I have seen house finches all over the
> country, I believe I have only seen one pair of purple finches in my
> life. They were in a tree hollow at Laurel Marsh in Manchester CT.  I
> grew up in Massachusetts near Greenfield, and frequented the woods when I
> was young.  I have lived in Ellington CT area the last 43 years.  So, my
> question is where are the purple finches to be found?
>
>
> Also, in Massachusetts evening grosbeaks were an automatic every winter,
> with flocks sure to come every time we threw out sunflower seeds.  I have
> never seen one in CT.  Are they in major decline, or did their range move
> to the north?
>
>
> Any replies would be appreciated.
>
> Bob
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Date: 8/17/17 7:24 pm
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jaeger
8/17 Stamford Shippan Pt end of Shippan Ave 6:04-6:08pm adult Parasitic Jaeger flying west chasing Laughing Gulls as it by.
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 8/17/17 5:07 pm
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Continuing Shearwaters in CT
In my second attempt this week, two CORY'S SHEARWATER were seen in CT waters on the return ferry trip from Orient Point. A total of 7(!) were seen near the state line. Although only two were a slam dunk, a couple of others may have also crossed into CT.

5 WILSON'S STORM-PETREL were also seen in a tight group in NY waters.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard, CT
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Date: 8/17/17 4:43 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Audubon Connecticut News Item


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696



Congratulations Corrie on taking over such an important position with Audubon Connecticut! I know you will do a great job!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 8/17/17 1:36 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT Butterfly behavior question
I have a small butterfly/bee garden in my backyard-mostly agastache and
butterfly bush with 5 species of butterflies that I have noticed.
This afternoon, 2 Tiger swallowtails were either mating, or one was being
very territorial, if there is such a thing with butterflies. The 2 of them
were flying, tightly circling each other, then separated, then back
together again. One seemed to be chasing the other one away from the
agastache. One seemed definitely tired out, flying close to the ground.
It would leave, then return and the behavior repeated. finally one of the
tiger swallowtails left. This remaining swallowtail, pursued a Black
swallowtail for a moment, but then left it alone. This occurred within
about 3-4 minutes.
I am just curious what that behavior was about, if anyone knows. You can
reply to my email.
Thanks,
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 8/17/17 12:34 pm
From: Hudson, Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Connecticut News Item
Dear CT Birders-



Audubon Connecticut is happy to announce that Corrie Folsom O'Keefe has become our Manager for Bird Conservation Programs. Since Patrick Comins' departure to serve as Executive Director of the other statewide bird organization (Connecticut Audubon Society) Corrie has served in an interim capacity in this new role. But now it is official--she will be taking on the core programs and staff management that were formerly led by Patrick.



Many of you are already familiar with Corrie and her work but for those who don't, she is a great birder and program leader at Audubon. She cares deeply about the natural world and enjoys sharing her joy of nature with others around her. If you are wanting a contact at Audubon Connecticut for shorebird conservation, our management of Stratford Point, the Wildlife Guards program or Important Bird Area program, and any other conservation initiatives, please consider Corrie as Audubon's go-to person. She can be reached at <cfolsom-okeefe...><mailto:<cfolsom-okeefe...> We are thrilled that she has assumed this new leadership role!



--Stewart Hudson

Executive Director, Audubon CT

Vice President, National Audubon Society

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Date: 8/17/17 12:24 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barely Extralimital Avocet
Hey CTBirders,
An American Avocet has been seen on and off at Napatree Point in Westerly RI for the past couple of weeks. It seems to disappear frequently; I wonder if it could be spending some time at Sandy Point (the Stonington one!) or Barn Island.
Dylan
Waterford
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Date: 8/17/17 8:15 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avery Point Terns, Pomfret Meadowlark
There are a lot of terns foraging off of Avery Point in Groton this morning, including at least one Roseate Tern (heard) and at least one Forster's Tern.

Yesterday at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center in Pomfret there was an Eastern Meadowlark and there is still a large flock of Bobolinks. All in the field near the center building.


Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 8/17/17 7:37 am
From: Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks
Hi Bob,

Regarding the purple finches: when I lived in Woodbury back in 2010, I
had a few show up in my yard in October, then again in 2012 (same
month). I moved to Bethlehem a few years ago, which is only several
miles north of where I lived before and experienced the same pattern of
them showing up in October (2014). In 2015 a couple showed up in the
spring (April/May), then one in December. Starting in 2016 a couple
showed up in the spring and by June there were at least 2 pairs of
purple finches which ended up breeding around my yard! I hoped that
they would return to breed this year and they did, having one male show
up in March and by April a total of six at my feeders! So again there
was one pair nesting around my yard, another pair breeding a little
further away, and up the road from my house another breeding pair. I
checked eBird and it looks like purple finches breed in the northwest
corner (Litchfield county) of CT, which is consistent with my sightings.
There has been at least one pair breeding regularly at White Memorial -
Little Pond in Litchfield, so this might be a good area to explore next
year.



Ryan Wirtes
Bethlehem

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017, at 08:03 AM, Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds
wrote:
> As far as I can tell, while I have seen house finches all over the
> country, I believe I have only seen one pair of purple finches in my
> life. They were in a tree hollow at Laurel Marsh in Manchester CT. I
> grew up in Massachusetts near Greenfield, and frequented the woods when I
> was young. I have lived in Ellington CT area the last 43 years. So, my
> question is where are the purple finches to be found?
>
>
> Also, in Massachusetts evening grosbeaks were an automatic every winter,
> with flocks sure to come every time we threw out sunflower seeds. I have
> never seen one in CT. Are they in major decline, or did their range move
> to the north?
>
>
> Any replies would be appreciated.
>
> Bob
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Date: 8/17/17 5:05 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Question about purple finches and evening grosbeaks
As far as I can tell, while I have seen house finches all over the country, I believe I have only seen one pair of purple finches in my life. They were in a tree hollow at Laurel Marsh in Manchester CT. I grew up in Massachusetts near Greenfield, and frequented the woods when I was young. I have lived in Ellington CT area the last 43 years. So, my question is where are the purple finches to be found?


Also, in Massachusetts evening grosbeaks were an automatic every winter, with flocks sure to come every time we threw out sunflower seeds. I have never seen one in CT. Are they in major decline, or did their range move to the north?


Any replies would be appreciated.

Bob
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Date: 8/17/17 3:45 am
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
From Robert Dixon
8/17/17 - Sterling yard (5:10 am) - Nocturnal flight calls heard - VEERY (8) first of season.
Also the Oriole show continues at the jelly feeders.


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Date: 8/16/17 5:00 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
8/16 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, sunny, 84F, mid
tide , receding.
Very busy today with visitors- many are first time visitors.
On the marsh:
3 juvenile Yellow crowned night herons-one got chased away by our osprey.
2 osprey juveniles and the 2 adults were on the nest and flying through the
marsh all morning-did not see any of them fishing or eating.
2 Snowy Egrets, 2 Great Egrets, 16 American Black ducks, 38 Mute swans, a
flock of "peeps"-but i couldn't identify them in flight, Ring billed gulls.
On the grounds- 4 Starlings, 5 Common Grackles, 5 Mourning doves, 5
juvenile and female Red winged blackbirds, 1 Cardinal, 1 House finch, 1
Song sparrow, 28 House sparrows.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 8/16/17 4:45 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Finches plus
Today when I went over Canaan MT, I saw 2 Great Crested Cormorants and 1 Common Loon. Also on way down I had 5 Purple Finch. Suspect 2 ad and 3 young.Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 8/16/17 3:44 pm
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shell Beach Guilford: Monk Parakeets
Shell Beach in Guilford: 9 Monk Parakeets along with many Snowy and Great Egrets and shorebirds: Greater Yellowlegs and Semi-palmated Sandpipers. No terns seen anywhere. Tree and Barn Swallows everywhere.

See eBird for a more detailed list.

Carolyn Cimino with Denise Jernigan

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Date: 8/16/17 12:35 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LI Sound birding 8/16
from Nick Bonomo, Frank Gallo, Dave Provencher, Phil Rusch, and Glenn Williams:

We birded the eastern end of the Long Island Sound in Nick's boat from the Mystic River to north of the Race and back. We stayed on the NY/CT border except to go out to where there were feeding flocks of birds near the Race.

CT waters: 2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS (one at the border south of Waterford where the Orient Point ferry crosses, and one south of Groton at the border), six WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, a number of ROSEATE TERNS, and two RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS.

NY waters: 12 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS, 10 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, and some ROSEATE TERNS

Plenty of odes and butterflies migrating. Unfortunately, a large amount of mylar balloons. We collected many and Nick filled a garbage bag with them yesterday.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 8/16/17 12:10 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- feeding birds
3pm- there's currently a large group (~300 or so) of Gulls and Terns
feeding just off the point. If anyone is in the area, it's worth a look. On
Sunday, we had a very close fly-over Royal Tern, one Black and one
Forster's Tern offshore with the feeding group of Commons.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 8/16/17 11:47 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London ferry 8/16
8/16. Long Island Sound, off New London, aboard MV Susan Anne with Chris Wood & Buzz Devine, 11am-2:25pm (round trip).

CT waters: no pelagic birds, but 1 ROSEATE TERN (adult) and 1 FORSTER'S TERN among Commons in New London harbor (Groton side).

NY Waters: 1 CORY'S SHEARWATER, 5 WILSON'S STORM- PETRELS, 5 ROSEATE TERNS, 1 migrating RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD.

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Date: 8/15/17 6:59 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford highlights 8/15
8/15. Stratford
Short Beach Park: 750 Common Terns, 1 ROSEATE TERN, 64 American Oystercatchers, juv PEREGRINE, and continuing hybrid GRAYLAG X CANADA GOOSE. (Birders have misidentified the latter as Pink-footed Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose).

Sikorsky Airport: juvenile HORNED LARK along Airport exit road. It was capable of flight; I don't think it came from a nest at this site, as no adults have been seen nor heard here during breeding season.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/15/17 6:14 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Short-billed dowitcher,Stilt Sandpiper pics
Taken on the Neck river in Madison on boat while checking Osprey platforms
to be replaced this fall with Terry Shaw.



https://goo.gl/photos/9mLsXZHPCUm1HEZd9
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Date: 8/15/17 6:01 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] NL Ferry - Continuing WISPs
8/15/17 - Orient Point to New London
1 pm to 2:30 pm aboard the Susan Anne ferry. Completely echoing this
previous post.
Didn't see too much on the way to Orient Point but the return trip to New
London yielded a Cory's Shearwater in NY waters that flew around the bow of
the ship into view and 5 Wilson's Storm Petrel in CT waters just over the
line. It seems the birds have moved slightly east.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of
Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:47 PM
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NL Ferry - Continuing WISPs

After a very quiet transit from New London to Orient Point, three WILSON'S
STORM-PETREL were seen comfortably within CT waters on the drizzly return
home. None were seen in NY. Shearwaters were nowhere to be found.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard CT


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Date: 8/15/17 3:29 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain feeders today

Among all the sparrows were my Cardinal and a Chickadee



Robert Jase
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Date: 8/15/17 2:48 pm
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NL Ferry - Continuing WISPs
After a very quiet transit from New London to Orient Point, three WILSON'S STORM-PETREL were seen comfortably within CT waters on the drizzly return home. None were seen in NY. Shearwaters were nowhere to be found.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard CT


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Date: 8/15/17 2:36 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seaside Sparrows, Milford Point, 8/15/17
From Steve  & Charla Spector, Milford Point, 8/15/17.  This PM, 2 juvenile Seaside Sparrows in the Spartina on south edge of main sandbar. <charsjs...>
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Date: 8/15/17 12:17 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
8/15 Orange backyard-new yard bird....a great blue heron just flew through
my yard.
There is the Indian River down the street where other neighbors have seen
Egrets and Great blue herons, but this is the first time it flew right
through my yard. Quite a surprise!
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 8/15/17 9:44 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Workshop is AUGUST 19!
Sorry all for the mistake in the header of the COA Workshop notice on ctbirding!
The correct date is AUGUST 19, this coming Saturday as stated in the body.
Often disoriented in time and place but I do (unfortunately) know whos President
Bill Batsford
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Date: 8/15/17 9:06 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Shorebird Workshop Saturday September 19 at 7:30 AM at Milford Point
Hello fellow birders. The COA Shorebird workshop will be this Saturday, 9/19. Announcement with details as follows:

COA Shorebird Workshop
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 7:30 am
CT Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford
This is a great opportunity to sharpen your shorebird identification skills at one of the best places to see shorebirds in the state. There will be an indoor presentation by Frank Gallo followed by outdoor field study. The event is co-sponsored by COA and the Connecticut Audubon Society. Please carpool if possible and meet at the coastal center parking lot High tide is at 10:00 am. Bring a scope if you have one. Wear waterproof footwear as the sandbar may be overwashed at high tide. Leaders: Frank Gallo, Tina Green and Frank Mantlik.

Hope to see you there,
Bill Batsford
COA Workshop Coordinator
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Date: 8/14/17 4:52 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Loons
On my trip today to the Morris reservoir lands, I spotted 2 Common Loons.
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 8/14/17 1:17 pm
From: William Root via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Little stint at Monomoy NWR in Chatham Mass


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------ Original message------
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Date: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 4:00 PM
To: <ctbirds-request...>;
Cc:
Subject:Re: Little stint at Monomoy NWR in Chatham Mass

Emily Cosenza. Jean Holm and I had terrific luck viewing the little stint this morning on a falling tide. A little distant at first but a passing Coopers Hawk startled the flock and the stint wound up within 100 ft for the next hour. Beware the many plumages of least sandpiper in the flock. But nothing as burnt umber, Sienna (orange) about the face as the stint plus the longish dark legs. Lots of birders coming and going so usually someone there to put you on the bird. Previous directions are correct. From Monomoy parking lot Take trail to the right of public restrooms downstairs to the beach then to the right for one half mile to mudflat and marsh grasses. May not be passable near high tide so check charts. Bill Root

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Date: 8/14/17 12:56 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cory's Shearwatrrs
New London Ferry "John H" on the CT side just after crossing back into CT we had two CORY'S SHEARWATERS. Lots of photos. Also 1 in NY on the trip to Orient Pt. Many WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS in NY and a few in CT.

Dan Rottino & Family
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/14/17 12:25 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Wood Stork, Cape May County
Extralimital: Wood Stork in New Jersey (also VA, IL, ON, etc - I think!)

On Monday, August 14, 2017 3:07 PM, Samuel Galick <sam.galick...> wrote:


Trish Miller reports:

Wood Stork flying west over Garden State Parkway, exit 11.

Good birding,

Sam

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Date: 8/14/17 10:41 am
From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Prothonotary Warbler, Pine Creek
In a classic example of the "Patagonia Picnic Table" effect, I went to pine creek in Fairfield in the hopes of relocating Alex's Cerulean Warbler from this morning, and although I've had no latch with that, I just stumbled on a Prothonotary Warbler! (1:30 pm). Spotted flitting in the undergrowth and sumacs low down on the right side of the trail that bends to the left after crossing the bridge (Not the trail that goes straight up the landfill). Maybe about 50 yards after the trail splits.

James Purcell
Fairfield

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Date: 8/14/17 9:28 am
From: Alex Burdo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pine Creek CERULEAN WARBLER
I forgot to mention that Pine Creek is located in Fairfield. Sorry for any
confusion!

Alex Burdo
Fairfield

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Alex Burdo <aburdo10...> wrote:

> I made my first visit of the season to Pine Creek this morning, covering
> the area pretty thoroughly over a period of five hours. I was able to
> record 62 species in the process, the standout being a singing (!!)
> CERULEAN WARBLER at The Bridge at dawn. I was with the bird for almost
> fifteen minutes, and got to hear it sing and call quite a bit (sound
> recording obtained). As hard as I tried, I was unable to get photos, only
> obtaining a brief visual of the bird through bins. I attempted to post
> about the bird right after I had it, but it appears that the post didn't go
> through. Here is what I wrote (around 6:30):
>
> Around 5:55 I heard a SINGING Cerulean Warbler in a tall tree at the
> north end of the bridge, which I recorded and obtained a brief visual of.
> Song and call were dead on, and the visual showed an overall two-tone super
> bluish bird. It moved down the trail to the left after the bridge,
> occasionally singing, but I haven't heard or seen anything of it in 20
> minutes.
>
> Other highlights at Pine Creek were six other species of warbler
> (including Blue-winged and Prairie), 2 Lesser Yellowlegs with a Greater at
> The Point, Saltmarsh (including juveniles) and Seaside Sparrows, flyover
> Bobolinks at dawn, and an impressive group of 23 Chimney Swifts. Here's my
> eBird checklist (where I will attach the CERW recording later on):
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38640731.
>
> Alex Burdo
> Fairfield, CT
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>
>
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Date: 8/14/17 8:55 am
From: Alex Burdo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Creek CERULEAN WARBLER
I made my first visit of the season to Pine Creek this morning, covering
the area pretty thoroughly over a period of five hours. I was able to
record 62 species in the process, the standout being a singing (!!)
CERULEAN WARBLER at The Bridge at dawn. I was with the bird for almost
fifteen minutes, and got to hear it sing and call quite a bit (sound
recording obtained). As hard as I tried, I was unable to get photos, only
obtaining a brief visual of the bird through bins. I attempted to post
about the bird right after I had it, but it appears that the post didn't go
through. Here is what I wrote (around 6:30):

Around 5:55 I heard a SINGING Cerulean Warbler in a tall tree at the north
end of the bridge, which I recorded and obtained a brief visual of. Song
and call were dead on, and the visual showed an overall two-tone super
bluish bird. It moved down the trail to the left after the bridge,
occasionally singing, but I haven't heard or seen anything of it in 20
minutes.

Other highlights at Pine Creek were six other species of warbler (including
Blue-winged and Prairie), 2 Lesser Yellowlegs with a Greater at The Point,
Saltmarsh (including juveniles) and Seaside Sparrows, flyover Bobolinks at
dawn, and an impressive group of 23 Chimney Swifts. Here's my eBird
checklist (where I will attach the CERW recording later on):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38640731.

Alex Burdo
Fairfield, CT
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Date: 8/14/17 6:43 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Sandy Point
8/14 - Buff-breasted Sandpiper at far end of main spit; flew toward harbor.
With Chris Howe; photos taken.
Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Date: 8/14/17 6:07 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-winged Tern
Hi all,

Would anyone be interested in chasing the White-winged Tern today or Wednesday? I'm looking to carpool. My car needs to go to the shop. Contact me directly at <Peeplo...> Thanks.

Frank Gallo
 
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Date: 8/13/17 7:23 pm
From: John Schwarz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Stint outing
I am considering going to Chatham tomorrow (Monday) AM to look for the Little Stint in case anyone would like to come along.

John Schwarz
Westbrook

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Date: 8/13/17 5:17 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4-heronid evening here in Hamden
Big Avis pond, the kettle hole on North Lake Condo. land:
6 Green Heron; Black-crowned Night-Heron; Great Blue Heron

We often get numbers of GRHE like this during August dispersal. One was particularly noisy, swearing at the GBHE.

Upper Lake Whitney: 4 more GBHE; at least 1 more GRHE; Great Egret.

Arthur Shippee
Hamden.
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Date: 8/13/17 2:50 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Today in my yard here in Harwinton.........
This morning in my yard I had 2 Yellow rumped Warblers, a Blk T Green Warbler and a Redstart and Blue headed Vireo with them. I believe they were all migrants that dropped down into my yard this morning. It's coming......... ps - My house is situated on a hilltop 1,000 feet el, and I always get migants here in the tree tops when its time.
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 8/13/17 1:54 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern-NO
1:30pm-2:30pm Faulkner's Island

Less than 100 Terns total on the island. No Bridled Tern. I think it and and nearly the entire island's population have moved on.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/13/17 11:15 am
From: Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Storm-Petrels
From Rick Gedney:

Fishers Island Sound and Long Island Sound - SUN 8/13 - 10 AM - 11:00 AM - Birding by boat.

4 WISP in CT waters.
1st outside Stonnuington Harbor near White Rock heading toward CT shore
2nd outside New London Harbor
3rd. outside Niantic Bay near Bartlett Reef
4th east of CT River near Hatchett Reef

Just a great morning to be out on the sound.

Rick Gedney
Madison, CT




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Date: 8/13/17 6:51 am
From: Clark Moseley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeding Baltimore orioles?
We have at least 4+ post nesting dispersal Baltimore orioles coming to our
home feeding station. Unfortunately they are "flying through" the grape
jelly and ignoring the oranges that we offer to them. Seems that many many
species are addicted to sugar including most of us. I would imagine that
the jelly would cause the same metabolic hydration problems as feeding
higher concentrations of sugar to water (over 1-4) to our beloved
hummingbirds? We love watching orioles as much as the hummingbirds but
would hate to do more harm than good. Any thoughtful comments would be
appreciated.
--
Clark "Chip" Moseley
PO Box 151/198 Pertville Rd.
Sedgwick, ME 04676

Hm. Phone: 207.359.2558
Cell Phone: 207.812.0461 (seldom used)
Camp Phone: 207.672.3603
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Date: 8/13/17 6:23 am
From: Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Menunkatuck's Public Sept meeting
September 13, 2017
A New Bird Atlas for Connecticut
Professor Morgan Tingley

Menunkatuck’s 2017-2018 program series will begin with UConn Professor Morgan Tingley presenting an overview of the Connecticut Bird Atlas Project.

The Connecticut birding community will be called on to conduct surveys for the Connecticut Bird Atlas Project starting in 2018. The project will focus on all birds that breed, winter or migrate in Connecticut.

The scope of the atlas is to understand breeding bird distribution and abundance, to document the changes since the last atlas, to understand wintering distribution of the birds in the state, to identify stopover habitat during migrations, to establish predictive relationships where species occur on the landscape and to use the results and data to create an interactive website.

Such a large effort will yield an abundance of data that could be used by many agencies. The reasons for the project is to contribute meaningful data for the State Action Wildlife Plan, to contribute to conservation planning, and to establish Environment Health Metrics.

Prof. Tingley’s presentation on the Connecticut Bird Atlas Project will describe its history, methodology, volunteer training, and need. Please come to learn more about the project and to sign up to participate.

Dr. Tingley has a strong background in data collected in the field with biodiversity informatics and novel quantitative modeling techniques to understand critical ecological questions about organisms.

Meeting is 7 pm at Blackstone Library in Branford
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Date: 8/12/17 5:31 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC Milford Point trip report Aug 12
8/12  Milford Point - A great turnout of 30+ birders enjoyed experiencing the wonders of Milford Point during a rising tide at the peak of shorebird migration.  The weather was dry (despite an earlier forecast for rain and thunder), warm, and pleasant. The highlights among the 51 bird species recorded were:  11 species of shorebirds, including 60 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 2000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, close views of 3 juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Also, we saw about 250 COMMON TERNS on/near the offshore breakwater, 4 summering BRANT, a hunting PEREGRINE FALCON, an immature COOPER'S HAWK, and 'swarms' of swallows feeding low over the lagoon. One experienced observer also saw a probable NORTHERN GANNET. Besides the birds, we studied some of the plants, and watched the changes that occur during the tidal cycle. It was a delightful mid-day at a great Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary and public open space!
The full eBird checklist:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S38611525

Frank Mantlik
Stratford 
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Date: 8/12/17 5:16 pm
From: Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry Highlights
Took the 4:00PM on the JOHN H

Outgoing trip

CT Waters

1 Cory's Shearwater
5 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
1 Roseate Tern

NY Waters

1 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
1 Roseate Tern

Return Trip

NY Waters
2 jaegers harassing terns approx 5 minutes from crossing into CT waters
1 Wilson's Storm-petrel

CT Waters
1 shearwater sp

Jason Rieger
Wallingford

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Date: 8/12/17 4:18 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, 8-9 thru 8-11-17

Birds quieter now, in what is the post-nesting period for most of them,
but still lots around if you look for them. The flocks of Chickadees and
Titmice are very active now, foraging all day, and when you find them they are
pretty noisy too. But the best part is, if you find a sizeable flock there
are almost always other species present too. On Friday along with a lot of
those two I had Blue-headed and Red-eyed Vireos, Blue Jays, a Downy WP,A
pair of Common Yellowthroats, a White-breasted Nuthatch, 3 B Orioles, a pair
of BG Gnatcatchers, a Robin, several Catbirds, Cedar Waxwings, a male AM
Redstart, and a N. Cardinal. And in the same spot but not with the flock there
was a Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Turkey Vultures An RT
Hummingbird, Mourning Doves and and E. Wood-pewee.
I also saw one bird I couldn't Id; it looked like a Warbler and had
blackish wings with 2 prominent white wing bars. The top looked kind of light
olive and the breast a lighter grayish or greenish color. Closest I can come
is a female Cerulean, but I don't see that many and have never had any in
that area, so I'm certainly not making that call. Maybe something in winter
plumage or somebody's juvie?
Oh, and 1 other sighting there - the baby porcupine.
Up in Union on Kinney Hollow Rd there is an open spot that is the end of
my normal "route" that has grown up in bull thistles this year, some as tall
as 8 feet. It may be a problem in the future but this year it's
interesting, attracting birds and butterflies. I seen hummers at the flowers and
Goldfinches at the gone-by ones, picking out seeds. Also tiger and black
swallowtails and a few others I don't know.

A few misc. pictures here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5hbehcrfb1cy346/AACNiblHg4EgsrfmqyTRSziDa?dl=0

I'll include Ebird reports for CTBirds in a separate post to ease the size
issue.


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 8/12/17 4:17 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boston hollow, etc Ebird reports 8-9 - 8-11-17

Here's Ebird. Wednesday through Friday:

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Aug 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
35 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue-headed Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 25
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 6
Cedar Waxwing 5
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Canada Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 adult female
Baltimore Oriole 1 adult female
American Goldfinch 25

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38582887

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Aug 10, 2017 8:10 AM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments: Very quiet compared to yesterday
30 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Juvie - calling, off Axe Factory Rd
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Downy Woodpecker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 3 Axe Factory Rd
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 5

Gray Catbird 6
Cedar Waxwing 8
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5 2 adults with 2 juvies still being fed and 1
adult F. The pair of birds has been here for years I believe. Based on dates
I'm sure the juvies represent a 2nd nesting
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Juvenile.- first seen/heard in at least 2
weeks
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 12

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38582993

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Aug 11, 2017 7:50 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.5 mile(s)
35 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2 1 a calling juvie
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 one feeding from a bull thistle flower
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 All still singing, I think this is their nesting
period with nestlings in the nests.
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue-headed Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 15
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 30
Tufted Titmouse 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Axe Factory Rd
Hermit Thrush 4 All singing
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 20
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 3 heard 1 sing just a single time
American Redstart 1
Canada Warbler 4 2 juvies trying to sing like dad. And failing.
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 2
Baltimore Oriole 3 With mixed flock on Axe Factory
American Goldfinch 25

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38596285


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 8/12/17 2:30 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London--Orient Point Ferry Petrels
This morning's 7:00am ferry to Orient Point yielded two Wilson's Storm Petrels in CT waters and a Parasitic Jaeger harassing terns just off the Orient Point ferry terminal. There were terns all over the place, they we're rather common, in fact.

Mark
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Date: 8/12/17 2:20 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern: no. Black and Royal Terns: Yes!
We can add to the negative reports for the Bridled Tern today. We kayaked
out there and were there from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. There was a Black Tern
roosting at the south end of the island and a juvenile and an adult Roseate
Tern on the west jetty. We were pleased to see two adult ROYAL TERNS
roosting on a rock at the mouth of Indian Cove (just west of Chaffinch
Island Park in Guilford). They flew off to the west before we left.

We also saw three Western Willets at Menunketsuck Flats in Westbrook at low
tide this morning.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 8/12/17 1:52 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point Roseates etc
Around high tide today at Sandy Pt in New Haven, a few hundred Common Terns in the harbor. At least six Roseate Terns were present (4 adult, 2 juv). They were quite vocal. Also a single White-rumped Sandpiper.

Shell Beach in Guilford water level rather high for most shorebirds.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/12/17 1:00 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern-NO
I'm here now at Faulkner's Island by myself for about two hours. I'd say at least 3/4 of the population of the terns of all species are not here, including the Bridled Tern. There is a chance these birds have migrated away from here for the season.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/12/17 8:59 am
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands
Green Heron off the pier toward the boardwalk.

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Date: 8/12/17 8:38 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
We're at Falkner now (11:30). No Bridled from 9 to 11:30. Number of terns way down from yesterday. But you never know if it will return.

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From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 11:03 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern


Hello All,

I will be at Guilford Town Ramp today, and also tomorrow from 1pm until sunset. First come, first serve. I can take up to three passengers on my 17' boat. Rate is $75/hour for the boat. Most trips are two to three hours.

There is an additional charge to get my boat to Guilford and back to Norwalk via I-95 on its trailer. About an hour each way. The charge is $150. This will be divided up per trip based upon how many trips I take. This is what I've decided to be most fair to everyone, and myself. Example: if I take three trips, the $150 boat transportation charge would be $50/trip added. If I have two trips, it would be $75/trip added. If I have only one trip, they would pay the full $150/trip added to their trip. Comprendé?

The Bridled Tern is incredibly beautiful and so rare to the area. This bird is only the second one ever documented in Connecticut. I've been so happy to get many birders to see it, in most cases a life bird (including myself). I've now taken about 15 trips to see the bird, and we only struck out three times. Not too bad. I've found it pays to stake out an area on the island where it has been recently seen. Other bonuses are several dozen Roseate Terns and a few Black Terns mixed in with up to 1000+ Common Terns. Mixed shorebirds, and the occasional Grey Seals too.

Capt. Ian Devlin
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Date: 8/12/17 8:03 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
Hello All,

I will be at Guilford Town Ramp today, and also tomorrow from 1pm until sunset. First come, first serve. I can take up to three passengers on my 17' boat. Rate is $75/hour for the boat. Most trips are two to three hours.

There is an additional charge to get my boat to Guilford and back to Norwalk via I-95 on its trailer. About an hour each way. The charge is $150. This will be divided up per trip based upon how many trips I take. This is what I've decided to be most fair to everyone, and myself. Example: if I take three trips, the $150 boat transportation charge would be $50/trip added. If I have two trips, it would be $75/trip added. If I have only one trip, they would pay the full $150/trip added to their trip. Comprendé?

The Bridled Tern is incredibly beautiful and so rare to the area. This bird is only the second one ever documented in Connecticut. I've been so happy to get many birders to see it, in most cases a life bird (including myself). I've now taken about 15 trips to see the bird, and we only struck out three times. Not too bad. I've found it pays to stake out an area on the island where it has been recently seen. Other bonuses are several dozen Roseate Terns and a few Black Terns mixed in with up to 1000+ Common Terns. Mixed shorebirds, and the occasional Grey Seals too.

Capt. Ian Devlin
Cell: 203-451-9400

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Date: 8/12/17 5:30 am
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Faulkner's Sunday 8/12
Looking for a couple more people to fill a boat leaving at 9am tomorrow to Faulkner's Island (thanks to Andy Griswold). Please email directly if interested.

Thanks.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard CT
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Date: 8/12/17 5:25 am
From: Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island BRTE
From Rick Gedney:

Faulkner Island, Long Island Sound - FRI 8/11 - 6:00PM - Birding by boat.

Bridled Tern located on south west part of island. CT lifer for me. Had bird in the air 10’ over shore , upper tidal zone on dry rock and at shore in low tide zone. Managed a few fuzzy photos in the low sun and 2’-3’ chop breaking around the south point. Seas sat down a bit for the cruise home.

10 Larids on the trip - nice 2.5 hour cruise.

Rick Gedney
Madison, CT




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Date: 8/12/17 4:57 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Boat
Hi all,

I have my boat back from the marina. All the work has been completed. Anyone interested in seeing the Tern today?

Capt. Ian Devlin
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Date: 8/12/17 4:03 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Passerine movement last night
So far at Sherwood Island I have had 3 Black-and-Whites, a Worm-eating,a Cape May, and a Brown Creeper and I just got here!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/11/17 6:00 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The star of Boston Hollow's Petting Zoo.
As I was walking up and down a back road in Boston Hollow today, trying to
follow a little flock of birds, I kept hearing a quiet rustling in the
bushes. I figured it wasn't big enough to be a bear so I didn't investigate.
it went on for quite a while, and after a half hour or so I heard it right
beside me, so I looked. And here is what I found, right at the edge of the
road:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h7v70rdou3whhpz/AAAdJ7Trg84Lziz-KpBC6c3-a?dl=0

When I first saw it my reaction was, "who the heck are you?" But when I
got a look at the face, I knew. The tiny little animal is less than a foot
long and it can barely walk, although it can climb, a little. It has some
sort of a mass on the top of it's tail, and I don't know whether it's part of
the animal or some debris; perhaps lichen and such. It was at the bottom of
a steep embankment, probably 7 feet high or more, and I think the noise I
heard was the little guy slowly negotiating his way down. Why, or for that
matter, where he came from, I have no idea. I do know he seems very young
and helpless to be away from his mother.
When he saw me looking down at him he turned and started making his way
back up the bank, moving painfully slowly. But he did make the top. It's so
steep I had to go around and come from the back to keep up with him. He just
tried to hide at first but there wasn't much cover, so he headed for the
nearest maple tree. And amazingly, started climbing. He actually got about 10
feet up, then started backing down. At that point I left, feeling guilty
that I might be keeping him from his mother. Unfortunately, I never saw any
sign of her though, and if she's not around I fear for him. If anyone's
still wondering, it's a porcupine.


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 8/11/17 5:12 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Movement
Steady stream of blackbirds and grackles moving for the last 1.5 hours (6:00-7:30) over Milford Reservoir. Approx 3,000 blackbirds and 2,000 grackles.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 8/11/17 5:03 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cape Cod Little Stint
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone was going for the Little Stint tomorrow that I
might be able to carpool with. Thanks.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 8/11/17 4:28 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Return Ferry- Jaeger in New York
On the 4 PM ferry from Orient Point, NY back to New London, Alex and I had excellent views of an adult Parasitic Jaeger as it passed right in front of the boat. Unfortunately we were well within NY waters at the time. And the bird flew almost directly east staying in NY, despite our best efforts to will it to fly north into CT.

We also had five Storm-Petrels in NY and one in CT. Still no shearwaters.

Mike Resch
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Pepperell MA

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Date: 8/11/17 3:24 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Suspect Sandpiper


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Paul, this is not early. They regularly return to Connecticut in the first week of July.

Paul
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Date: 8/11/17 2:18 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] suspect Sandpiper
I Was at the Housitonic river in Falls Village today biking, and i saw on a stone/sand Island in the middle of the river 2 Spotted, 1 Killdeer and 2 peeps, what looked like 2 Semi Pal Sandpipers to me (Had no book).Is this early for CT? Also had 2 R Grouse cross in front of me on a dirt rd.
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Date: 8/11/17 1:39 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WNPR interview tonight GH
A couple people sked me if my interview from tis a.m. would be aired again. I didn't know until I received the following just now:
Greg, Many thanks for joining us on the program this morning! You can listen back to the show here: http://wnpr.org/post/zion-canyon-acadia-s-shores-overcrowding-us-national-parksIt will also re-air this evening on WNPR from 7pm-8pm. All the best, Jeff Jeff TysonProducer, Where We LiveWNPR - Connecticut Public Radio1049 Asylum AvenueHartford, CT 06105(860) 275-7226Twitter: @jtyson21
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Date: 8/11/17 1:35 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern, Milford Pt
Seen at 4:30 on sand spit. Flew out to the west. Tom Murray. Stratford

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Date: 8/11/17 12:47 pm
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT - Little Stint Chatham Ma.
See MA list serve for details.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 8/11/17 12:26 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2PM Ferry from New London
On the ferry with Alex Delehanty - 8 Storm petrels in CT and 9 in NY. No shearwaters. Waiting to return to CT.

Mike Resch
Pepperell, MA

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Date: 8/11/17 11:59 am
From: rsbirder via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridle Tern - Falkner Island -Yes 2:30 8/11/17
Falkner Island, 11 August 2017 2:30 PM: Bridled tern found by Andy Griswold on southern point of island under a log. Here with Phil R, Miky K, Emily and Trudy R, and Chris E.Russ SmileyMarlborough, CT


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Date: 8/11/17 11:19 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orient Point to New London
Quiet return. Among the expected birds were 3 Storm-Petrels in New York
waters and 2 in CT.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 8/11/17 10:51 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT - PA White-winged Tern
The PA WW Tern continues at the South end of Nessmuk Lake. See PA list
serve for more details.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/11/17 9:13 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 11oclock Ferry to Orient Point
Just arriving in New York. In CT waters 11 Wilson's Storm-Petrels and a
number of Roseate Terns. In New York waters 2 Wilson's and 1 Cory's
Shearwater sitting on water close to boat. Also had a Hummingbird crossing
the Sound. Awaiting return trip.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 8/11/17 8:52 am
From: Nuhn/Morand via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood Duck and Solitary Sandpiper
Durham 8/11 - 8 Wood Duck 1 male 7 female (juveniles) on my pond. 1 Solitary Sand piper too. Pee Wee calling in background. All lovely !!

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Date: 8/11/17 7:29 am
From: J Pat Valentik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
What I've been able to hear is a dip in the tone with the Peewee that
isn't in the flycatcher phrase. Pee oo wii versus pee urr.

On 8:59AM, Fri, Aug 11, 2017 Glenn Williams <gswilliams9...> wrote:

> It is actually not unusual for Eastern Wood-Pewee to sing this fragment
> late in the season and it does sound very much like a Yellow-bellied
> Flycatcher. I have also heard them do it in the spring and summer, just
> not as much.
>
> Glenn Williams
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Date: 8/11/17 7:24 am
From: Tamesin Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
I've heard this call as well, particularly in the late summer/fall
months. If it's the same one I've heard, you can find it on Cornell's
page for the pewee sounds, under calls:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Wood-Pewee/sounds
:-) Tammy Eustis, Chester

On 8/11/17, Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
> It is actually not unusual for Eastern Wood-Pewee to sing this fragment late
> in the season and it does sound very much like a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.
> I have also heard them do it in the spring and summer, just not as much.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
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Date: 8/11/17 7:00 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
It is actually not unusual for Eastern Wood-Pewee to sing this fragment late in the season and it does sound very much like a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. I have also heard them do it in the spring and summer, just not as much.

Glenn Williams
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Date: 8/11/17 6:57 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow Palm Warbler
I had a gorgeous Palm Warbler in the Pepperidge tree this morning.
Obviously a migrant but still in full breeding plumage.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 8/11/17 6:45 am
From: J Pat Valentik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
Yellow-bellied flycatcher. They like to perch way up high when calling.

On 8:17PM, Thu, Aug 10, 2017 Robert Mirer via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> As I worked outdoors this afternoon, I listened to an E. Wood-Pewee sing a
> song fragment, the familiar up-slurred pee-a-wee. It incessantly repeated
> this up-slurred phrase for the one and a half hours I was listening. Not
> once did it go to the down-slurred ending with which we are familiar. I
> don’t recall ever noting this before, even in other late season singers.
> Bent says nothing about this. I could not find a similar recording on
> allaboutbirds or xeno-canto. Anyone have any information or theories about
> this?
>
> Rob Mirer
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Date: 8/11/17 6:03 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7am New London Ferry highlights
I decided to take the 7am ferry in hopes of seeing shearwaters, etc. I am Now docked at Orient Point waiting on the return trip. 10-15 minutes before crossing into NY waters I had 4 single Wilson's Storm-Petrels and 3-4 Cory's Shearwaters. The shearwaters were sitting together on the water with a small group of Laughing Gulls before 3 of them lifted off the water and headed towards CT. I also saw and heard 6-8 Roseate Terns and a conservative estimate of 300 Common Terns, 1 Bonaparte's Gull, 14 Laughing Gulls, and 20 Common Eider. Lots of activity in CT, not much in NY.I'll see what the ride back to CT "Terns up"! Pun intended.
The John H leaves 11am and 3pm which is the best boat. The Mary Ellen sails at 2pm which is also a very good boat for viewing.Good luck to those who will be on the 2 and 3pm boats!

P.S.The Storm-Petrels and shearwaters were in the east side of the boat FYI.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/10/17 6:46 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry Tomorrow 2 PM - Want to Join Me?


Today Dan Rottino had Cory's Shearwaters and Wilson's Storm-Petrels from the New London ferry - in both CT and NY waters. I'm going to take the ferry tomorrow to hopefully re-find these birds, and maybe more! Want to join me?

I'll be taking the 2 PM ferry (the Mary Ellen) out of New London, then I'll stay on the ferry and take the return trip that leaves Orient Point, NY at 4 PMand returns to New London a bit after 5 PM.

Website for the ferry - https://www.longislandferry.com/

Summer parking is usually limited on site, and often you need to park in an adjacent garage. (be sure to give yourself enough time to get to/from the garage)


Mike Resch
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Date: 8/10/17 6:17 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pewee song fragment
As I worked outdoors this afternoon, I listened to an E. Wood-Pewee sing a song fragment, the familiar up-slurred pee-a-wee. It incessantly repeated this up-slurred phrase for the one and a half hours I was listening. Not once did it go to the down-slurred ending with which we are familiar. I don’t recall ever noting this before, even in other late season singers. Bent says nothing about this. I could not find a similar recording on allaboutbirds or xeno-canto. Anyone have any information or theories about this?

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 8/10/17 5:20 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital megas
The white-winged Tern is a beauty.  We cas it in California in 1999 when it was only the 2nd US record.
Carol Lemmon


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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital megas

Want to chase a tern this weekend?

Frank
 
Life is short. Bird often.

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
Hi all,

I see that an adult Little Stint has been seen in Chatham, MA and an adult White-winged Tern is somewhere in central/western PA.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/10/17 2:26 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital megas
Want to chase a tern this weekend?

Frank
 
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On Thursday, August 10, 2017 Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
Hi all,

I see that an adult Little Stint has been seen in Chatham, MA and an adult White-winged Tern is somewhere in central/western PA.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/10/17 2:17 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital megas
Hi all,

I see that an adult Little Stint has been seen in Chatham, MA and an adult White-winged Tern is somewhere in central/western PA.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/10/17 1:50 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Storm Petrels and Shearwaters
Preliminary review looks like Corys Shearwaters. Thanks for the offers of help. eBird report later.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

Begin forwarded message:

From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>>
Date: August 10, 2017 at 3:30:02 PM EDT
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm Petrels and Shearwaters
Reply-To: Dan Rottino <rottino...><mailto:<rottino...>>

New London to Orient Ferry and back. I just got off the ferry "Mary Ellen", 2 Wilson's Storm Petrels in CT on the way out, 4 in NY on the return, 3 in CT. 2 Shearwaters in NY and 2 in CT on the return trip. I will analyze poor photos later. Anyone willing to help me with photos please give a shout out. Thanks,

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/10/17 12:43 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Still looking to help fill a boat to Faulkners
Hi,

I'm happy to help fill a boat out to Faulkner's, Friday late
afternoon/evening; Saturday first thing in the morning (need to be back to
shore by 11:30,) Saturday evening or almost any time on Sunday.

I went out with Grass Island Cruises, once, happy to try again.

Write off line if you have a boat or want to coordinate. (markaronson at
gmail dot com)

mark
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Date: 8/10/17 12:31 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm Petrels and Shearwaters
New London to Orient Ferry and back. I just got off the ferry "Mary Ellen", 2 Wilson's Storm Petrels in CT on the way out, 4 in NY on the return, 3 in CT. 2 Shearwaters in NY and 2 in CT on the return trip. I will analyze poor photos later. Anyone willing to help me with photos please give a shout out. Thanks,

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/10/17 10:36 am
From: Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield Philadelphia Vireo
Mike Warner-


Thanks for this listing...you pointed out that the Philadelphia Vireo was near the maintenance building...can you be more specific with where you saw the Lawrence's and Blue-winged Warblers? The cascade side or the opposing side?


Thank you!


Jim Jacques

Fairfield


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Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Philadelphia Vireo

8/9/17 Fairfield - Lake Mohegan

1 pm. - Philadelphia Vireo occasionally calling and finally seen at close
range.

I managed a photo of a Lawrence's Warbler but not the Vireo which was too

quick. eBird report a little later.

Mike Warner

Wilton CT.

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Date: 8/10/17 10:09 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Charter Info
If Capt Lou isn't running evening trips, the other person people can look up is Charlie Moore, owner of Grass Island Cruises. He was asked about availability when the bird showed up but was on vacation. I believe he is back now. His boat can take 7 people and I think the price was $220. I think the boat has a covered top, so it may impede viewing. His boat is moored at the town dock, behind the Lobster Pound at the end of Whitfield Street, Guilford.
Call the Guilford Dock master or look online for contact info.
Here's a post with images about our trip last week.
https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/31st-july-falkner-island-guilford/

 Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519 www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com

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Date: 8/10/17 9:03 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Black Tern
12:00- There's currently a juvi Black Tern feeding offshore with the mixed
Tern and Gull flock. It was also present yesterday morning briefly.

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Date: 8/9/17 6:18 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Petro
Anyone seen a Wilson's Storm Petrol today?
Alex

Alex Delehanty
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Date: 8/9/17 4:10 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRIDLED, Black, Royal Terns
8/9. Five of us birders were at Falkner Is. by boat today (thanks to captain Chris Wood, and boat renter Buzz Devine) from 1:00-3:20. We had the good fortune to see the rare adult BRIDLED TERN on and off from 2:00-3:20. It was seen along the rocky shoreline, or in flight at all corners of the island; not always easy to pick out from a bobbing boat. We also saw 1-2 BLACK TERNS and about 12 ROSEATE TERNS on the island- among an estimated 1600 COMMON TERNS.

During the ride back to the dock, we found a ROYAL TERN resting on a small rock isle about 1/2 mouth south of the Guilford shoreline.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/9/17 3:27 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Philadelphia Vireo
8/9/17 Fairfield - Lake Mohegan

1 pm. - Philadelphia Vireo occasionally calling and finally seen at close
range.

I managed a photo of a Lawrence's Warbler but not the Vireo which was too

quick. eBird report a little later.

Mike Warner

Wilton CT.

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Date: 8/9/17 2:48 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Falkner on Thursday


Aren't we all! Well maybe not everyone, but still there is a lot of demand for boats to get out to try to see the Bridled Tern, but apparently no boats are available. I've personally been in touch with two boat captains (Lou and Ian) but neither has any rides planned into the foreseeable future.

Would be a good money making venture for an enterprising boat owner. Any suggestions out there? (I'm not a strong enough swimmer... :-)

With Bridled Tern envy -

Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com
Pepperell, MA


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Sent: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 4:52 pm
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner on Thursday

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Date: 8/9/17 1:52 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner on Thursday
From Steve Spector, looking for a boat to get to Falkner tomorrow, Thursday, 8/10/17, 203-876-7461; <charsjs...>,   Thanks  <charsjs...>
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Date: 8/9/17 1:14 pm
From: Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Redding MISSISSIPPI KITE
Cool update. Would Jory (or one of the myriad smarter than me) know if the Mississippi Kite is nomadic or can it be expected to linger around that state park for a while?



Jim Jacques

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Subject: [CT Birds] Redding MISSISSIPPI KITE

A Mississippi Kite just flew south over my head while taking a walk with my
family at Collin Huntington State Park in Redding. Seen at the
intersection of the red trail by the bridge.
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Jory Teltser
Westport
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Date: 8/9/17 1:04 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WNPR talk Friday on birds
For anyone interested, I'll be discussing bird watching in CT at 9:40 a.m. Friday on Where We Live, WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.
Greg Hanisek
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Date: 8/9/17 12:55 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redding MISSISSIPPI KITE
A Mississippi Kite just flew south over my head while taking a walk with my
family at Collin Huntington State Park in Redding. Seen at the
intersection of the red trail by the bridge.
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Jory Teltser
Westport
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Date: 8/9/17 12:44 pm
From: Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
I would also like to go on Saturday if there's room. Thanks!
-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich

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> On Aug 9, 2017, at 3:18 PM, David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Regarding my prior email, I have myself and 2 others now looking to go on
> Saturday. If anyone is chartering out tuere, please let me know.
>
> David Funke, Manchester CT
>
>> On Aug 9, 2017 11:31 AM, "David Funke" <dfunke2121...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello, I am looking to go try for the bridled tern on Saturday if anyone
>> is taking people out on their boat and has capacity. Please email me if
>> you are captaining a boat on Saturday and also if anyone else is interested
>> in joining if there is room. i think the going rates have been steadu from
>> prior emails i have seen so that if different, please let me know. Thank
>> you,
>>
>> David Funke, Manchester CT
>>
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Date: 8/9/17 12:19 pm
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
Regarding my prior email, I have myself and 2 others now looking to go on
Saturday. If anyone is chartering out tuere, please let me know.

David Funke, Manchester CT

On Aug 9, 2017 11:31 AM, "David Funke" <dfunke2121...> wrote:

> Hello, I am looking to go try for the bridled tern on Saturday if anyone
> is taking people out on their boat and has capacity. Please email me if
> you are captaining a boat on Saturday and also if anyone else is interested
> in joining if there is room. i think the going rates have been steadu from
> prior emails i have seen so that if different, please let me know. Thank
> you,
>
> David Funke, Manchester CT
>
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Date: 8/9/17 12:16 pm
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
Please, count me in for Saturday.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

> On Aug 9, 2017, at 11:31 AM, David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hello, I am looking to go try for the bridled tern on Saturday if anyone is
> taking people out on their boat and has capacity. Please email me if you
> are captaining a boat on Saturday and also if anyone else is interested in
> joining if there is room. i think the going rates have been steadu from
> prior emails i have seen so that if different, please let me know. Thank
> you,
>
> David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 8/9/17 12:00 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
8/9 Milford Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10:15-2PM
mid tide, rising. sunny...80F
From 10:15 - 11:20Am along Long Island sound side, 4 Ruddy Turnstones, 2
Piping plover chicks, a flock of mixed Semipalmated sandpipers,
semipalmated plovers, Piping plovers (3), Least sandpipers .
On marsh: 1 juvenile Yellow crowned night heron, Black ducks, .
On grounds, female Baltimore oriole, 1 House finch, 2 Cardinals, 1 Catbird,
3 Mockingbirds, Starlings, Red winged blackbirds, House sparrows, juvenile
Robin,
Female osprey on nest with 2 juveniles. Juveniles observed flying very
well.
Busy today with campers and visitors.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 8/9/17 11:16 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Yes
East side of Faulkner's Island

Dan Rottino with Danny, Carolyn Cimino, Larry Reiter, Jack Swatt, Penny, and Captain Andy Griswold.


East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/9/17 9:39 am
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRTE
Hello all. Today we had to cancel on the trip out to the island with Chris Wood (apologies to Denise and all) due to personal issues. I'm wondering if anyone can get Franklin and I out before the end of the week in the afternoon hours. Looking for a fast trip out and back. Not looking to stay anchored for hours (given the bird shows). I have a couple health issues that keep me from being "trapped" in any one place for long amounts of time. I'd really love to put this bird on my list regardless.

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Date: 8/9/17 8:32 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] bridled tern?
Hello, I am looking to go try for the bridled tern on Saturday if anyone is
taking people out on their boat and has capacity. Please email me if you
are captaining a boat on Saturday and also if anyone else is interested in
joining if there is room. i think the going rates have been steadu from
prior emails i have seen so that if different, please let me know. Thank
you,

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 8/9/17 7:25 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pomfret Bobolinks
Andy Rzeznikiewicz just texted me that he just had a flock of at least 200 Bobolinks in the field near the nature center at our Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret.

Patrick


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Date: 8/9/17 6:17 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gorham Island Migrants
8/9/17, 4:30 AM-8:20 AM -- Gorham Island, Westport


Nocturnal migration was in full swing at Gorham Island. I heard numerous waterthrushes, redstarts, ovenbirds, chipping sparrows, indigo buntings, and "zeep" complex warblers. Once the sun rose there were many interesting flyovers, including 2 PURPLE FINCHES, 3 blue-gray gnatcatchers, as well as several species of warblers. At this point I was joined by Jory Teltser. We looked through the many shorebirds and found 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Unfortunately, however, we witnessed the death of a northern waterthrush, which we saw collide into the reflective glass of the office building. Such deaths are commonplace at Gorham Island.

Preston Lust, Westport
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Date: 8/9/17 5:25 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Migration at Birdcraft this morning
Things are slowly ramping up. This morning on a quick walk around the pond at Birdcraft I had 3 Northern Waterthrush, 3 American Redstart, Yellow Warblers, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Patrick

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Date: 8/9/17 3:58 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Awesome morning Flight
Wow!! Get out to see and hear it!!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/8/17 7:03 pm
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled tern
I am taking a rental boat out tomorrow (I'm USCG approved) at noon to Faulkner with Buzz Devine and we might have room for one or two more. Email only if you might be interested.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Blog: WoodWarbling
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Date: 8/8/17 6:34 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red B Nuthatch sighting...
While taking pictures today in Litchfield,I saw a Red B Nuthatch in with some Chickadees  while walking a deep woods trail. Did not get a good pix though. 
Paul Carrier  Harwinton
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Date: 8/8/17 3:20 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern trip this week
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone knows of a boat trip heading out to the Bridled
Tern this Thursday or Friday. Thanks!

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 8/8/17 10:13 am
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner Island eBird hotspot
Howdy all,

I'm glad that the Bridled Tern has been so obliging and has offered
visitors extensive viewing and photographing opportunities. I was worried
the remote location would prevent that, but birders always find a way!
I'm sending this message out because upon perusing the Falkner Island
hotspot on eBird, I'm noticing some people are including species seen at
the harbor they docked from onto their Falkner Island checklist. Although I
understand it's convenient to just include all the species seen on your
outing on a single checklist, it provides erroneous data for the Falkner
Island hotspot (for example, there is no appropriate habitat for Saltmarsh
Sparrow on the island, and it would be a very unlikely visitor). For the
sake of providing coherent data to this extensive database, I ask that
people make a different checklist for birds seen on or near the mainland. I
know Guilford Harbor has an established hotspot people can use if they
docked from there. What I've been doing for our near-daily checklists for
the island is including any species seen south of the green can off the
North Spit of the island, since it's reasonably close to the island, and
within realistic distance around the rest of the island (like don't include
a Laughing Gull seen on Goose Rock west of Falkner).
Thanks for understanding, I've just always been a stickler for making eBird
as accurate and specific as possible.
For what it's worth also, I saw the Bridled Tern this morning flew west in
front of the North Spit, so it is still here for anyone curious about its
whereabouts.

Cheers and good birding,
Cédric Duhalde
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Date: 8/7/17 7:10 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, Sunday, 8-6-17; Good day for raptors
This post seems to have fallen through the cracks, so I'm trying again.

A good wind early brought more raptors than usual, including 2 Bald
Eagles, heading north. Unfortunately this has been a bad year for raptors overall
and I'm wondering if the windmills are making a noticeable difference in
the populations now. If not I'm sure they soon will. I think my sightings
have been down about 50% overall, especially Turkey Vultures, which would be
easy targets for fast-moving blades.
I did get a good chance to try out a new camera with a cooperative adult
Broad-wing sitting in a tree.
The flocks of Titmice and Chickadees seem bigger and louder now than they
have been, and it's a good time to be watching them closely. Nothing
special but 1 flock yesterday had a Hairy Woodpecker and a WB Nuthatch in with
it.

BW pics and a few bonus shots here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egrwduojxsvjl0r/AAC4Fc5iapctMoUHFfaVQNYXa?dl=0


Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Aug 6, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
30 species

Turkey Vulture 7
Bald Eagle 2 1 looked like a sub-adult, couldn't tell the other but
was not an adult. Traveling together.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4 2 flying, 1 in tree (pics) and BH juvie still
howling for momma in woods
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1 Good look. Traveling with a flock of Titmice and
Chicadees
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue-headed Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 3 N end of BH. Wouldn't be there when the ravens were
nesting
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 25
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 9
Chipping Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 1 Tic-bur-ing
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 13 nest on Kinney hollow empty, no sign of an adult.
Maybe victim of the weather

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38528637


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct



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Date: 8/7/17 5:50 pm
From: VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Walk: Shorebirds and Terns at Milford Point.
New Haven BirdClub Walk: Shorebirds and Terns at Milford Point.Saturday, August 12, 2017     11:00 AM.  Meet at the CT Audubon Coastal Center, 1 Milford PointRoad, Milford.   This will be a trip to study shorebirds and terns, whichshould be here in concentrations now. We will walk out on the sand flats atmid-tide, then see the numbers of birds build as the tide rises. Wear waterproofshoes or sandals, and apply sunscreen. We'll finish by 3 PM.Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>                      203-984-9410                                                             
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Date: 8/7/17 4:52 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Reminder to please post sightings in eBird in a timely manner
Hi all,

Most of you post your sightings in eBird by the end of the day you saw the birds - for you, ignore the rest of this. I know real life gets in the way, but if you post your sightings 14 days after you see them this can be frustrating for the rest of us. We in the birding community count on each other for up-to-date information. Please consider posting in a timely manner. Again, I appreciate that almost everyone is great about doing this.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT

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Date: 8/7/17 2:29 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Faulkner's -- spelling and future trips - could third try be the charmer?
Hi Birders,

If anyone is looking to fill another boat to try for the Bridled Tern, I'm
game if my schedule allows.

In terms of spelling - I note there is a sign at the Gilford Marina put up
by the "Faulkner's Light Brigade." The brigade definitely uses the "u."

The brigade has a website: https://faulknerslight.org/wordpress/

I note there is a link to a "TERN WEBCAM" on the website:

https://faulknerslight.org/wordpress/faulkners-island-web-cam/

perhaps if we just keep watching the web cam the Bridled will appear and
that will be enough?

Mark
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Date: 8/7/17 12:58 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford, Sunday, 8-6-17; Good day for raptors
A good wind early brought more raptors than usual, including 2 Bald
Eagles, heading north. Unfortunately this has been a bad year for raptors overall
and I'm wondering if the windmills are making a noticeable difference in
the populations now. If not I'm sure they soon will. I think my sightings
have been down about 50% overall, especially Turkey Vultures, which would be
easy targets for fast-moving blades.
I did get a good chance to try out a new camera with a cooperative adult
Broad-wing sitting in a tree.
The flocks of Titmice and Chickadees seem bigger and louder now than they
have been, and it's a good time to be watching them closely. Nothing
special but 1 flock yesterday had a Hairy Woodpecker and a WB Nuthatch in with
it.

BW pics and a few bonus shots here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egrwduojxsvjl0r/AAC4Fc5iapctMoUHFfaVQNYXa?dl=0


Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Aug 6, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
30 species

Turkey Vulture 7
Bald Eagle 2 1 looked like a sub-adult, couldn't tell the other but
was not an adult. Traveling together.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4 2 flying, 1 in tree (pics) and BH juvie still
howling for momma in woods
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1 Good look. Traveling with a flock of Titmice and
Chicadees
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue-headed Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 3 N end of BH. Wouldn't be there when the ravens were
nesting
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 25
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 9
Chipping Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 1 Tic-bur-ing
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 13 nest on Kinney hollow empty, no sign of an adult.
Maybe victim of the weather

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38528637


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 8/7/17 11:30 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry - highlights
8/7. Five birders rode the 7am ferry on LI Sound from New London to Orient (NY) and back...under cloudy skies with calm seas and before the rain began. Highlights were:
- WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS: at least 7 in CT and 11 in NY. All were near mid-Sound.
- ROSEATE TERNS: numerous birds among flocks of Common Terns in both CT and NY.
- 7 BLACK TERNS flying together in NY waters.
-4 BLACK SCOTERS and 9 COMMON EIDERS in CT waters; the former were near mid-Sound, the latter along the harbor shore on the Groton side.
- 1 COMMON LOON in NY waters.
- One large beaked DOLPHIN Species in NY waters. No photos, but good profile view when it surfaced. Bottle-nosed ?

Full lists on eBird.

Frank Mantlik

Stratford

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Date: 8/7/17 11:28 am
From: John A Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Outer Banks
For Katherine Kuckens and others going to the Outer Banks, birding information for Hatteras Island:

Most important spot, Cape Point in Buxton. Four wheel drive or good legs required. Most migrants will set down here, particularly waders, but only those that require salt water. Some pelagics occasionally, mostly gannets, sometimes in very large numbers. Large nesting areas abut the point. Skimmers, piping plovers, royal, forster's, least, common terns. I've seen all these and more nesting. Bring strong binoculars and scope.

Next most important, Hatteras Inlet. Large nesting areas, same assortment. Few migrants.

Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, on northern Hatteras Island. Many waders----ibis, tricolored, great blue and little blue herons as well as cattle, snowy and great egrets. Many warblers but it's a bit early. I've had simultaneous flyovers of bald and golden eagles. Oddly, never seen a glossy ibis here. Swans and snow geese come late autumn, and snow geese numbers are way down from twenty years ago. Had white pelicans last thanksgiving. Rare here.

Have fun! This is one of God's great pieces of real estate.

John A Calogero, West Hartford

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Date: 8/7/17 10:30 am
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] window collisions

I use CollidEscape. I had it installed on every window on the house. That works quite well. It also keeps people from looking in my windows and might even have an energy savings too.


http://www.collidescape.org/



In terms of new building construction, there are a lot of alternative glass types to help avoid bird collisions.


Amy Hopkins
Guilford
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Date: 8/7/17 10:27 am
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Migration question re: Outer Banks
Apologies if this is too far off topic. We are going to the Outer Banks
next week, planning to take in as many beaches as possible, birding and
shelling from Hatteras to Ocracoke and on to Portsmouth and South
Carolina. With all the CT reports of migration underway, what should we
look for on the OBX? And where?

Many thanks,

Katherine Kuckens
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Date: 8/7/17 8:07 am
From: Andrew Griswold via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baird' Sandpiper
Juvenile. Private beach in Old Saybrook. Keep an eye out at other locations.

Cheers, A.

Andrew Griswold
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Date: 8/7/17 7:42 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Waterthrushes at Hammo
From Fran and Tom Holloway
8/7 - Hammonasset S.P. - 2 Northern Waterthrushes in a puddle near the beginning of the Willard Island Trail, 9:00 am.
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Date: 8/7/17 6:14 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Tape by American Bird Conservancy
Here is a link to an American Bird Conservancy item on their Bird Tape and on the problems with birds and windows.

David W Babington
Stop Birds Attacking Windows | CollidEscape


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Date: 8/7/17 5:57 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Land bird migration at Birdcraft
Two Northern Waterthrushes and some various zeets and zips from the trees at Birdcraft indicate that landbird migration is underway.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 8/7/17 5:48 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
8/7/17- Colchester Deck- between 6and 8:30AM- 25 species,including:Pewee,Veery, Common Raven, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Indigo Bunting. Ernie
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Date: 8/7/17 5:13 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Last Seen


Captain Ian,

Many of us were able to add an unusual life bird to our lists only because of your very accommodating efforts.
Thank you for your attentive services and keep up the good work!

Special thanks also to Cedric and James for notifying this list of the Bridled Tern sighting.
Hope this isn't he last we will see of this bird.

Mike Warner
Wilton CT.



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Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Last Seen

Around 3pm today I lost sight of the Tern flying off island and out of sight to the east. I'm not sure if it left for good, or just went for food further out. I had my last trip from 4pm until 8pm, but did not see the bird. Two of my three trips had great viewings of the bird. Of the nearly dozen different trips I took, three were trips we didn't see the bird. The other trips has fantastic views of the Bridled Tern.

I was able to get many folks out to see this highly unusual to the area Bridled Tern, a lifer for many (including myself). Let's keep our fingers crossed that it is healthy and fit for a long and safe flight home to where it belongs. I think it needs to turn 90° to starboard from its last heading, and head 1200 miles that way, though. Maybe we will get a last chance to view it this coming week.


Faulkner's Island is a special place. I loved seeing the various normal tern species, as well as various shorebirds too. I'm glad Cédric and his team are on the island conducting research. Kudos to him for spotting the bird in he first place!


I want to thank everyone who booked trips with me over the last seven days to go to the island and see the Tern. I also want to thank those that advertised me to take people to see the bird. Very good to meet new people, see folks I know already, and enjoy some birding by boat. I hope to do more of these in the near future, rare bird or not. There are many places to see only accessible by boat, and I would like to show you some nice places to go with a friend or two in either my canoe or skiff.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/7/17 4:24 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Morning flight
Shaping up to be another busy morning for birds on the move.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/7/17 4:17 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Boat Today
Does anyone want to try for the bird today? I can be at Guilford Boat Town Ramp by 11am. Rain is predicted. First come first serve.

Capt. Ian Devlin
Cell: 203-451-9400

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Date: 8/7/17 4:01 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Yard Nocturnal Migrants
8/6-7/17, 10:20 PM-5:20 AM -- Yard, Westport


Automated flight call monitoring via Old Bird 21 c Microphone and call detection software yielded a very good flight last night. I did my best to make conservative estimates of the number of birds based off of perceived duplication of calls, or lack thereof, within a given interval of about 40 seconds. Thus: 6 ovenbird, 12 northern waterthrush, 2 black-and-white warbler, 1 MOURNING WARBLER, 32 American redstart (74 calls), 1 CANADA WARBLER, and 63 unidentified individual warblers (139 calls). Pictures of the spectrograms of the birds of interest are provided on the eBird checklist.


Preston Lust, Westport

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Date: 8/6/17 7:28 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Last Seen
Around 3pm today I lost sight of the Tern flying off island and out of sight to the east. I'm not sure if it left for good, or just went for food further out. I had my last trip from 4pm until 8pm, but did not see the bird. Two of my three trips had great viewings of the bird. Of the nearly dozen different trips I took, three were trips we didn't see the bird. The other trips has fantastic views of the Bridled Tern.

I was able to get many folks out to see this highly unusual to the area Bridled Tern, a lifer for many (including myself). Let's keep our fingers crossed that it is healthy and fit for a long and safe flight home to where it belongs. I think it needs to turn 90° to starboard from its last heading, and head 1200 miles that way, though. Maybe we will get a last chance to view it this coming week.


Faulkner's Island is a special place. I loved seeing the various normal tern species, as well as various shorebirds too. I'm glad Cédric and his team are on the island conducting research. Kudos to him for spotting the bird in he first place!


I want to thank everyone who booked trips with me over the last seven days to go to the island and see the Tern. I also want to thank those that advertised me to take people to see the bird. Very good to meet new people, see folks I know already, and enjoy some birding by boat. I hope to do more of these in the near future, rare bird or not. There are many places to see only accessible by boat, and I would like to show you some nice places to go with a friend or two in either my canoe or skiff.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/6/17 5:32 pm
From: G M ARCHAMBAULT via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bird Tape for bird window strikes
I use red (and have used yellow) electrical tape from Lowe's or Home Depot.  It is colored on both sides (verify this before you buy it!), and I attach it to the INSIDE of the glass, where weather won't affect it.  I create an "asterisk / starburst" pattern about 8 inches across, using strips and cutting the ends at an angle to make a point, for better aesthetics.  They are rather attractive and long-lasting.  Two years ago, I switched from red to yellow when I couldn't find yellow tape any more.  One need not use too many -- for a floor to ceilling window 2-feet wide, I use but two of these homemade designs, which have effectively put an end to fatal window strikes.  Cooper's and Broad-winged Hawks still occasionally cause panicked birds to collide with the windows, but they are much better able to slow down at the last second, putting an end to serious strikes.  
The colored electrical tape leaves no residue, in my experience, and it is very inexpensive.  I like being able to make my own design, too. -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama 

On Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:18 PM, John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:


Noted a complaint about UV stickers not working for bird strikes on windows. I highly recommend Bird Tape from the American Bird Conservancy. Bird Tape is also very reasonable in cost. One does have to put Bird Tape up fairly close together to be effective for bird strikes. Bird Tape also lasts a lot longer.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 8/6/17 5:18 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Tape for bird window strikes
Noted a complaint about UV stickers not working for bird strikes on windows. I highly recommend Bird Tape from the American Bird Conservancy. Bird Tape is also very reasonable in cost. One does have to put Bird Tape up fairly close together to be effective for bird strikes. Bird Tape also lasts a lot longer.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 8/6/17 3:44 pm
From: Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hamden Flying Cigars
Mike, I saw a "batch" of swifts flying over my yard last night as well. It
is the first time I have noticed them in my neighborhood. I live close to
East River in Guilford.
Carolyn Johns

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Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2017 6:20 PM
To: CT BIRDS
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Flying Cigars

Hi Folks. I have never in my life seen so many Chimney Swifts as I have from
my yard this last week. I live on the east side of East Rock in South
Hamden. The Swifts start at about 2 hours before sunset and continue 'till
dark. Last evening there were about 20 at once. They must have had a great
nesting season. Regards to all. Mike Horn - Hamden, CT



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Date: 8/6/17 3:21 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Flying Cigars
Hi Folks. I have never in my life seen so many Chimney Swifts as I have from
my yard this last week. I live on the east side of East Rock in South
Hamden. The Swifts start at about 2 hours before sunset and continue 'till
dark. Last evening there were about 20 at once. They must have had a great
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Date: 8/6/17 3:18 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Highlights
Westport -Sherwood Island SP- Morning flight of Red-winged Blackbirds estimate of 1750, 8 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 1 Northern Waterthrush, 35 Yellow Warblers,11 American Redstarts

Tina Green
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Date: 8/6/17 2:42 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windows decals
I have had great success with
Window Alert window decals. These are available at Audubon or on Amazon. I change them on outside of windows every 6 months. I have watched birds head right at my large kitchen window & large living room window-they veer off within a foot or two of the window! On Windows that I can't reach from outside, I
Have put Artscape Birds Eye view brand square decals on inside. I only have to change those once a year. ( abirdseyeview.com).
All these work really well for my yard/house.
For a tall office building, the Birds Eye View ones would be easier to apply- obviously on inside of the culprit Windows.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 8/6/17 2:15 pm
From: Dennis Riordan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
Menunkatuck went round and round about the spelling when we were working on the tern cams. Here's what we settled on:
The official name of the island is spelled Falkner. In the 1800s it was Faulkners Island. In 1891 the U.S.Board of Geographic Names established its name as Falkner Island. The Faulkner’s Island Light Brigade uses a version of the old spelling.

Dennis Riordan
New Haven


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> On Aug 6, 2017, at 4:34 PM, <ctbirds-request...> wrote:
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 17:37:49 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
> To: Arthur Shippee <ashippee...>, General reports Birds
> <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
> Message-ID: <1862123084.614586.1502041069186...>
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>>> Maybe it's autocorrect, but there's no "u", right?
>
> Wikipedia, not totally reliable but useful none the less, favors the no "u" non-possessive spelling, but it lists both. So I don't worry about it.
>
>
> "Falkner Island (also called Faulkner's Island) is a 2.87-acre (1.16 ha) crescent-shaped island located in Long Island Sound 3 miles (5 km) off the coast of Guilford, Connecticut, United States."
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkner_Island
>
>
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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Date: 8/6/17 1:35 pm
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern YES!!
Thanks to Ian Devline, Bridled Tern was seen 2 to 2:30 on east side of
Falkner island with Mark D and Brenda I.
Great looks
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 8/6/17 12:20 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
The ABC (American Bird Conservancy) has been successful in their efforts to
pass legislation requiring bird friendly glass in a number of
jurisdictions and there is a bipartisan bill languishing in Congress. COA
wrote letters requesting the proposed New London Coast Guard Museum use
bird friendly glass but we don't know how that will turn out as the
building is still in the design/permitting stage.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Paul via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> It is no secret that millions of birds are killed every year by window
> strikes in the US. There are numerous tall buildings with highly
> reflective or mirror glass right here in CT. The situation raises a few
> questions.
> Should there be some kind of regulation that limit the use of mirror
> glass? I doubt that would pass in the current political climate.
> Should NAS lobby for bird conservation measures?
> How about CAS? Or COA??
> Paul
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> http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.
> ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20170731/068252.html
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Date: 8/6/17 12:16 pm
From: Christina Clayton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Failure of UV window decals for glass strikes
American Bird Conservancy is a national leader on bird collision issues. Consult its website, if you haven't already, for information on home remedies, architectural design, legislative developments etc.

Christina Clayton

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> On Aug 6, 2017, at 12:36 PM, SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I put up those decals two years ago, and have had no change in windows strikes around my house. I even got the UV liquid , and tested it with the ultraviolet light. There was abluish glow fromthe decals and when I put on extraUV reflecting paint. None of this has made any difference. There must be a better way.
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> Susanne
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Date: 8/6/17 11:00 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
Hi all,

For what it's worth, Joel Helander titled his book, The Island called Faulkner's. You'll have to read it to find out why.



Frank Gallo,
Milford
 
Life is short. Bird often.

On Sunday, August 6, 2017 Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>Maybe it's autocorrect, but there's no "u", right?

Wikipedia, not totally reliable but useful none the less, favors the no "u" non-possessive spelling, but it lists both. So I don't worry about it.


"Falkner Island (also called Faulkner's Island) is a 2.87-acre (1.16 ha) crescent-shaped island located in Long Island Sound 3 miles (5 km) off the coast of Guilford, Connecticut, United States."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkner_Island


Roy Harvey
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Date: 8/6/17 10:38 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
>>Maybe it's autocorrect, but there's no "u", right?

Wikipedia, not totally reliable but useful none the less, favors the no "u" non-possessive spelling, but it lists both. So I don't worry about it.


"Falkner Island (also called Faulkner's Island) is a 2.87-acre (1.16 ha) crescent-shaped island located in Long Island Sound 3 miles (5 km) off the coast of Guilford, Connecticut, United States."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkner_Island


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Date: 8/6/17 10:36 am
From: NEaton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
Thanks to Capt. Ian Devlin for a wonderful trip late Saturday for the Bridled Tern (seen 6:35+ pm). His super spotting and that of Tom Murray were key as well as Ian's expert and considerate service. What a treat!

Nancy EatonEnfield, CT 

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Date: 8/6/17 10:20 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
Maybe it's autocorrect, but there's no "u", right?

"Falkner Island is a 2.87-acre crescent-shaped island located in Long Island Sound 3 miles off the coast of Guilford, Connecticut, United States."

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> On Aug 6, 2017, at 12:06 PM, MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Thanks to captain Ian Devlin. And his boat and radar eyes,paul desjardins and I got to see the bridled tern this morning around 11 am on the east of Faulkner's island.Great looks and happy faces all around!!!
> Thanks very much Ian!
> Mona cavallero
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Date: 8/6/17 10:07 am
From: MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Yes
Thanks to captain Ian Devlin. And his boat and radar eyes,paul desjardins and I got to see the bridled tern this morning around 11 am on the east of Faulkner's island.Great looks and happy faces all around!!!
Thanks very much Ian!
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Date: 8/6/17 10:03 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
I stopped by "my patch", Bethany Airport, mid-morning.  It's not a patch in the birding sense, there are usually very few birds there.  It's' just a close-to-home spot to walk the dog.  But things were birdy, hopping:  Ea Kingbird, Indigo Bunting, warblers (alas, no bins and tired ol' eyes), GC Flycatcher, tons of Robins, Chipping Sparrows and Phoebes.  I wondered, how are things at Lighthouse?
No blackbirds. 

Thanks for sharing, Greg and Tina!
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight

Couldn't resist checking out Lighthouse Point, New Haven, on this fall-like day. As expected, the mid-summer Red-winged Blackbird flight was in full swing. From 7 to 9 a.m. I counted c 2300. Other migrants were in modest numbers - c 65 Cedar Waxwings, c 20 Chimney Swifts and Tree Swallows; and just 2 Eastern Kingbirds. I only heard one Bobolink and couldn't locate it in the sky  to see if it was part of a flock. There were a few Yellow Warblers present but no noticeable movement, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, which sometimes stage good visible movements at this time of year, were not in evidence.
Greg HanisekWaterbury


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Westport- Since 6:45 this morning, there has been an almost constant movement of blackbird flocks flying west. Most flocks number between 50-100 birds and most have been Redwing Blackbirds. Lovely to hear and see on this fall like morning.So far I estimate about 1000 birds.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/6/17 9:37 am
From: SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Failure of UV window decals for glass strikes
I put up those decals two years ago, and have had no change in windows strikes around my house. I even got the UV liquid , and tested it with the ultraviolet light. There was abluish glow fromthe decals and when I put on extraUV reflecting paint. None of this has made any difference. There must be a better way.

Susanne
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Date: 8/6/17 8:42 am
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
Couldn't resist checking out Lighthouse Point, New Haven, on this fall-like day. As expected, the mid-summer Red-winged Blackbird flight was in full swing. From 7 to 9 a.m. I counted c 2300. Other migrants were in modest numbers - c 65 Cedar Waxwings, c 20 Chimney Swifts and Tree Swallows; and just 2 Eastern Kingbirds. I only heard one Bobolink and couldn't locate it in the sky  to see if it was part of a flock. There were a few Yellow Warblers present but no noticeable movement, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, which sometimes stage good visible movements at this time of year, were not in evidence.
Greg HanisekWaterbury


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Westport- Since 6:45 this morning, there has been an almost constant movement of blackbird flocks flying west. Most flocks number between 50-100 birds and most have been Redwing Blackbirds. Lovely to hear and see on this fall like morning.So far I estimate about 1000 birds.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/6/17 8:11 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
It is no secret that millions of birds are killed every year by window strikes in the US. There are numerous tall buildings with highly reflective or mirror glass right here in CT. The situation raises a few questions.
Should there be some kind of regulation that limit the use of mirror glass? I doubt that would pass in the current political climate.
Should NAS lobby for bird conservation measures?
How about CAS? Or COA??
Paul




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Date: 8/6/17 7:53 am
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern.....
.......just flew by me (on a private beach) with several Common Terns in Madison off Neck Rd. It headed out towards Faulkner's Island. Anyone out there for the Bridled Tern keep your eyes open!

Keith Mueller

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Date: 8/6/17 7:14 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes
This is a great question, and I'd like to add to it -- has anyone had personal experience (not hearing stories) of how effective those UV markers are on windows? The markers look like highlighters but use UV ink, so the birds see them and we don't. Has anyone used and evaluated them? Bird strikes are a problem for lots of buildings.

thanks

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

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Subject: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes


Hi Friends,
I’m seeking your advice, but realize this topic may not be 100% appropriate forCT Birds, and so please feel free to respond to me privately at: <clutchzat...>


Last week I met a business colleague at their office, asuite in a large professional building in Rocky Hill. The building has all glass tinted windows, andreflects the trees brilliantly. Definitelya death trap for birds, and indeed, while meeting with the colleague, I lookedoutside and saw a dead robin. One of the office workers indicated it’s a commonoccurrence. I’m sure if I were to walk the perimeter of the building daily, Icould gather quite a collection.



Myquestion: Does a citizen have any reasonablechance to effect changes this building’s owner could make? Perhaps there would be more clout if thebuilding was in the development stages, but this is a well-establishedcommercial office building. Sickening. Thanks for your ear.

Andy Thiede
Berlin, CT
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Date: 8/6/17 7:13 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point - Caspian Tern
Milford Point - 1 Caspian Tern out on a sandbar that is about to covered by
the rising tide.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/6/17 7:06 am
From: Andy Thiede via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes

Hi Friends,
I’m seeking your advice, but realize this topic may not be 100% appropriate forCT Birds, and so please feel free to respond to me privately at: <clutchzat...>


Last week I met a business colleague at their office, asuite in a large professional building in Rocky Hill. The building has all glass tinted windows, andreflects the trees brilliantly. Definitelya death trap for birds, and indeed, while meeting with the colleague, I lookedoutside and saw a dead robin. One of the office workers indicated it’s a commonoccurrence. I’m sure if I were to walk the perimeter of the building daily, Icould gather quite a collection.



Myquestion: Does a citizen have any reasonablechance to effect changes this building’s owner could make? Perhaps there would be more clout if thebuilding was in the development stages, but this is a well-establishedcommercial office building. Sickening. Thanks for your ear.

Andy Thiede
Berlin, CT
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Date: 8/6/17 6:14 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 8/6 Milford Point
8/6 Milford Point, am incoming tide
23 American oystercatchers, small shorebird flocks including semi-plovers and leasts.
> Also, one juv peregrine falcon harassing shorebirds, songbirds and osprey.

Paul

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Date: 8/6/17 5:31 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Yard Nocturnal Migrants
8/5-6/17, 9:30 PM-5:20 AM -- Yard, Westport


Automated flight call monitoring via Old Bird 21 c Microphone and call detection software yielded an impressive flight last night. I tallied 5 black-and-white warblers, 19 American redstarts, 7 northern waterthrushes, 2 common yellowthroats, 1 indigo bunting, 3 ovenbirds, 1 chipping sparrow, 1 Canada warbler, and at least 35 unidentified individual warblers. Stepping outside this morning, evidence of the good migration was apparent. I noticed a couple flyover yellow warblers and 2 high-flying killdeer.


Preston Lust, Westport

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Date: 8/6/17 4:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
Westport- Since 6:45 this morning, there has been an almost constant movement of blackbird flocks flying west. Most flocks number between 50-100 birds and most have been Redwing Blackbirds. Lovely to hear and see on this fall like morning.So far I estimate about 1000 birds.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/5/17 4:33 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen at Northwest Park Black Vulture, 2 Common Ravens, 2 Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Orchard Oriole and Bobolink. One of the hummingbirds flew and landed on a nest, took off and landed on the nest again. I could not detect any young in the nest and according to “New York Birds” the latest date for eggs is August 16 so possibly this is a late nesting attempt.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 8/5/17 2:07 pm
From: Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilsons Storm Petrels
8/5/17 Orient Point to New London Ferry. Two Wilsons Storm Petrels seen at 445 pmon the 4pm ferry, well into CT waters. Seen checking out some scum/foam, from bow of the boat. Also Roseate Terns both adults and juveniles.

Paul and Maureen Wolter
Branford


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Date: 8/5/17 1:53 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Passing along for Russ Naylor, in memory of Sandy Breslin
Russ wanted me to pass along that he is riding tomorrow's "Tour of the Litchfield Hills" in honor of Sandy Breslin who passed away earlier this year from cancer. He will also be riding the "Closer to Free" tour in September in her memory. He added "she will be greatly missed by all." I certainly second that.


I am also adding that the terns of Long Island Sound had a pretty good year this year. There have been a lot of baitfish. Since there have been few people so responsible for the remarkable recovery Long Island Sound is undergoing I hope you can take a minute to thank Sandy if you got to see that Bridled Tern, which is likely hanging around to take advantage of the baitfish crop on the Sound.




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Date: 8/5/17 12:44 pm
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
Hi all,

If anyone is interested on taking a boat to try for the tern tomorrow,
Andrew Griswold has a boat leaving at 9 am tomorrow; will be out on
the water for a few hours. $100 per person. His email is
<andrewgriswold...> if interested. THere are three spots left.

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck

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Date: 8/5/17 12:32 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled YES
3:25pm.

With Bruce and Jean Webber, and Mike Warner at Faulkner's Island-east side.

I spotted the bird arriving in flight to the rocks below the lighthouse at 3:25pm on my second trip out today. My third trip begins at 5:30pm.

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Date: 8/5/17 9:54 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Boat
I have now this afternoon open. We just had great views of the Bridled Tern for nearly 40 minutes!

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Date: 8/5/17 9:47 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern YES
With Jory Teltser and Alex Burdo at Faulkner's since 11am. Jory spotted the bird in flight on the east side directly below the lighthouse. It landed on a rock, and we all had fantastic views in the sporty sea conditions. We saw the bird from 12noon to 12:35pm. I contacted Cédric (one of the two island keepers/researchers) to let him know the location of the bird.

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Date: 8/5/17 8:25 am
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Storm-Petrels
8/5/17. We took the first ferry from New London to Orient Point this
morning (leaving at 6:30 am) and saw two Wilson's Storm-Petrels in CT waters
(near the NY line) and then two more just over the line. They appear to
prefer this mid-sound area, as several were seen here by others earlier in
the week. We saw only one on the ride back at 9 am, so it may be best to go
early if you want to try to see them.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

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Date: 8/5/17 6:37 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Tripp Sunday at 1:00 is filled.
Thanks to all that replied. Good luck to those still trying to find a ride.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 8/5/17 5:50 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trip to Faulkner Island tomorrow for Bridled Tern.
I'm looking for two more birders to fill trip. Going with Captain Ian Devlin at 1:00 Sunday from Guilford boat launch. Boat has a 3 passenger maximum. Trip lasts about 3 hours. Rate for the boat will amount to $100 for each passenger.
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Date: 8/4/17 2:46 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern YES
This morning's trip we struck out.

However...

5:35pm flyby very close on the west side of Faulkner's Island with Paul and Maureen Walter and Gina Nichol. Gina spotted it coming towards us on my boat. Really great looks, but it fly over the island and to the east side. We were told that the bird has been seen on the east side too by the two researchers on the island. We done Gina!!

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Date: 8/4/17 2:35 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: upcoming overnight pelagics out of Hyannis
Several CT birders annually take part in the Brookline Bird Club's
overnight pelagic trips to the deep, warm waters a the edge of the
continental shelf. There are two trips offered this year: late Aug and
late Sep. There may be a few spaces left on the August trip (possibly
sold out), and I know there is space for September.

These are the trips that are famous for often seeing White-faced
Storm-Petrel among many pelagic bird species (and other offshore
wildlife).

See link below for details:

http://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/pelagic-trips-2/

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/4/17 11:02 am
From: Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern - Brief View
We arrived at Falkner's approximately 9:30am. At 11:10am the bird was spotted by Nick Russo roosting on the rocks at the northwest tip of the island just under the blind. It took off almost immediately after being spotted, circled a few times and landed back in the rocks but out of view.
We were not able to relocate and left about 12:30. A few record photos obtained.

Jason Rieger with Anthony Rieger, Bob Dixon, Tim Thompson, Doug Warner and Nick Russo.



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Date: 8/4/17 10:47 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boat and Bridled Tern
This morning starting at 10am, I took Penny, Betty and Aiden to try for the Tern. No dice, but we saw several immature Black Terns amongst the numbers of Common and Roseate Terns. I have a second trip today starting at 3pm.


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Date: 8/3/17 5:22 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No Bridled Tern
In a boat offshore of Falkner Island from 4:35-7:25 pm with Mark Danforth, Micky Komara, Maggie Peretto, Mike Resch, & Russ Smiley. Best bird - 2 Black Terns.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT

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Date: 8/3/17 11:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN Stratford
8/3, 2:32 Stratford , Short Beach Park (parking fee) - adult CASPIAN TERN just flew south along beach, calling. It seemed to continue south over peninsula near Wayne's Walk.

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Date: 8/3/17 10:18 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern addendum
Chris LoScalzo was also here having paddled his kayak over.


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Date: 8/3/17 10:16 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
We saw the bird from 12:58 to 1:15. With Andy Griswold, Alex Delehanty, George Van Der Aue And Valerie Gebert.

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Date: 8/3/17 10:16 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boat
Good news! I will have my boat ready by tomorrow morning. I will be up at Guilford town boat ramp (535 Old Whitfield Street Guilford, CT.) at 10 AM. First come first serve. $75 per hour, plus $150 to get my boat up to Guilford and back to Norwalk on the highway-about an hour drive each way. Three people maximum per trip. I will be up there on Saturday and Sunday too all day both days. Let's hope the Tern is still there! Let me know who can commit.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.
Cell: 203-451-9400

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Date: 8/3/17 10:01 am
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
It's here!
Jetty on the left side.
Alex

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Date: 8/3/17 5:49 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chris Elphick on Saltmarsh Sparrows

Birders et al!

I thought many of you would be interested in our BirdCallsRadio’s next guest today Chris Elphick on Saltmarsh Sparrows. bit.ly/PAGm8L

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 8/2/17 9:39 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford 8-2-17: Always a good day in the Forest
Highlights today were definitely a fledgling Barred Owl who looked too
young to be out of the nest and a juvenile Coopers Hawk, calling incessantly
to be fed. The owl still had downy feathers on the head, and overall,
incomplete plumage compared to an adult. Also, the bird looked much smaller to me
than an adult. It was only 20 feet from me when I first saw it, so I had a
pretty good look. Found in 1 of the same areas I've been seeing and hearing
Barred Owls all season long.
Pics of Barred owl here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oe6dlj90m6usxik/AABikognJC_WOE_5u1h2Agsma?dl=0

I'm sure the Coopers Hawk was either the same one I saw on 7/28 or
possibly a nest mate, since it was in the same area, being mobbed by angry
Chickadees. I chased him around for about half a mile in the forest today I think,
trying to get a good look and to record his calling. And then ended up
back on the road with the bird calling from a branch right over my head.
Pics of Coopers Hawk here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5oc90su92k7u7lc/AAAGhMdKVYeN9N90x6vXD6iNa?dl=0

MP3 of Coopers Hawk calling here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oueobhrscaxnw0e/AADgHT2pWzFJ-n-p39VsLoqOa?dl=0

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Aug 2, 2017 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
33 species

Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1 Juvie screaming for mama, to be fed. Probably same
bird or nest mate I saw ion 8/28 in same location
Broad-winged Hawk 2 A fly-by and the juvie from the BH Rd nest
screaming in forest.
Mourning Dove 7
Barred Owl 1 Fledgling. Appeared to be right out of the nest. Head
downy, tail small and overall the bird looked smaller than an adult.
Downy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 9
Red-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 25
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Hermit Thrush 4 3 singing, 1 foraging in road
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 2
Pine Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 8
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 2 I M seen, one singing tic bur call
Northern Cardinal 4
American Goldfinch 20 1 sitting on nest recently vacated by Am.
Redstarts

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38452989



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Date: 8/2/17 6:16 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern photos
Hi All,
So many remarkable photos of this bird have been posted!
Thought I would post some less conventional poses! Some similar to those on Steve Brokers eBird report.
Hope lots more folks get the opportunity to see this remarkable bird. Thanks and congrats to Cedric and James!
Bill Batsford
New Haven


https://www.flickr.com/photos/batpix1/albums/72157684465687601
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Date: 8/2/17 4:57 pm
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tern and boat
I also am interested in seeing the BT if it sticks around until Wednesday of next week. One can only hope! Right now I am on grandma duty and won't be free until next week.

Please contact me if you are one of the laggards like me.

Many thanks to those who posted some gorgeous and close up pics. It was almost as good as being there!

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 8/2/17 2:43 pm
From: Dave Medd via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Falkner Island Boat
I am also interested if there is room: 8/3-4 or this weekend. thanks

Dave Medd 203-496-4026

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> From Steve Spector--also interested if someone has room in a boat to go,
> either today, 8/2 or tomorrow, 8/3, to Falkner Island for the Bridled Tern.
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Date: 8/2/17 2:07 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern boat ride
I am also interested in sharing a boat trip for the tern if anybody has an
opening.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 8/2/17 1:41 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CaCC
8/2. 10-10:45am Milford, Connecticut Audubon coastal center
2 juvenile ospreys fully feathered &huge. Female chased off another osprey which was in area.
3 juveniles yellow crowned night herons flew by, purple Martin's with numerous fledglings, 2 mute swans, 1 great egret , - mallard, house finches.
Bev propen
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Date: 8/2/17 1:36 pm
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stilt Sand Harkness
An adult Stilt Sandpiper just made a brief appearance in Goshen Cove at Harkness (Waterford), along with a few LEYE and a SBDO.

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Date: 8/2/17 1:23 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner Island Tern
I see that I’ve opened up a potential hornets’ nest in my effort yesterday to provide information on viewing the Bridled Tern at Falkner Island. While I did state clearly that there is “Restricted Access!” that prevents landing on Falkner Island (part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge), I did not make it clear that my friend Frank Gallo had permission to be on the island and had made proper arrangements to be in the company of the refuge biologist and to assist in the banding work. My apologies to Frank Gallo and to Kris Vagos, wildlife biologist with McKinney NWR. As Kris Vagos has reminded us, "the island is closed to all visitors year-round except in September for the open house.”

For those who arrange a boat ride to Falkner Island, please do enjoy viewing the Bridled Tern from the boat while observing all clearly posted regulations.

Good birding,

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 8/2/17 12:46 pm
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern continues, Hammonasset Moraine Trail
3:42 pm, Aug 2, 2017. Black Tern in alternate plumage at east end of Moraine Trail on the rocks offshore. Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison CT. Chris Howe with Bill Batsford.

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Date: 8/2/17 12:40 pm
From: Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner Island Tern
Kris Vagos USFWS asked if I could post this for her as a reminder:


Hello -

We (our partners and the Refuge) have been getting questions about access to Falkner Island to see the bridled tern. Can you please post that the island is closed to all visitors year-round except in September for the open house?

People are welcome to anchor off of the island - but no one is allowed to dock their boats or come onto the island.

Frank Gallo is a Refuge volunteer and was helping with re-sighting this year's fledglings when Stephen Broker and friends talked with him. He was with the Refuge Biologist and had permission to be on the island.

If anyone has any questions, please direct them to contact me, Kris Vagos, at 860-399-2513 x8135.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,
Kris Vagos


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Date: 8/2/17 12:37 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Falkner Island - Bridled Tern - NOTE to birders
As I pass along this note (below) let me give you the top line first.


Falkner's Island is CLOSED to visitors!
While Frank Gallo was on the island yesterday, he was assisting with the ongoing survey. As I understand it, Frank spent five summers performing that survey way-back-when, so in this case Frank is not just another birder.

Good birding!

Roy Harvey
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Beacon Falls, CT


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From: "Vagos, Kristina" <kristina_vagos...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:23 PM
Subject: Falkner Island - Bridled Tern - NOTE to birders


Hello -

We (our partners and the Refuge) have been getting questions about access to Falkner Island to see the bridled tern. Can you please post that the island is closed to all visitors year-round except in September for the open house?

People are welcome to anchor off of the island - but no one is allowed to dock their boats or come onto the island.

Frank Gallo is a Refuge volunteer and was helping with re-sighting this year's fledglings when Stephen Broker and friends talked with him. He was with the Refuge Biologist and had permission to be on the island.

If anyone has any questions, please direct them to contact me, Kris Vagos, at 860-399-2513 x8135.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,
Kris Vagos



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Date: 8/2/17 12:26 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] National Geographic: This ‘Swimming’ Bald Eagle Was Rescued by Bystanders

This ‘Swimming’ Bald Eagle Was Rescued by Bystanders
National Geographic

Wildlife rescuers believe the eagle could have drowned without human assistance. Read the full story


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Date: 8/2/17 10:53 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black terns continue at Hammonasset
Two. On rocks at end of moraine trail.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 8/2/17 9:45 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ian Devlin
8/02
Hi All,
I went out with Ian on Monday (the one trip that missed the Bridled) and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trip to Falkners!
Bill Batsford
New Haven
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Date: 8/2/17 9:38 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boat for Bridled Tern
My name is Capt. Ian Devlin.i live in East Norwalk, CT. I've been giving rides to see the Bridled Tern at Faulkner's Island in the last few days. My boat is at the marina at the moment getting some work done to it, and will be out of the water until this weekend.

I can take 3 passengers maximum on my 17' boat. Charge is $75/hour and does not include $150 to trailer my boat to Guilford from Norwalk and back to Norwalk (about 1 hour each way). For example two hours birding at Faulkner's Island would be $300, and that includes getting the boat to Guilford from Norwalk. Split three ways by three people onboard would be $100/person for two hours of birding.

I hope to have my boat back soon and take you to see the bird if it's still there. We have had tremendous looks at the bird on two of the three trips that I have taken. A big thank you to Tina Green for getting the ball rolling for me to take you to see this very rare bird to our area. I hope to do many more of these trips in the near future!

If you want to stay in contact with me, here is my contact:

Capt. Ian Devlin
Cell: 203-451-9400
Email: <captain_ian...>

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Date: 8/2/17 9:37 am
From: James Heuschkel via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
Bridled Tern currently on Jetty of Falkner Island at 12:34pm.
James Heuschkel
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Date: 8/2/17 9:17 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: BRIDLED TERN -yes
Observations of the Bridled Tern.. The bird would flush from the Jetty and
fly back and forth along the West side of the Island (it did this often).
The bird would periodaclly land along the shoreline on debris or rocks
primarily North of the Jetty but always seemed to return to the Jetty at
some point. Sometimes the bird would land out of view on the East side of
the Jetty rocks. If we did not keep eyes on the bird, it was easily lost
among the thousands of Terns. Once the bird would fly over the island
heading east, the bird would not reappear for sometime. If the bird is not
on the Jetty, it's worth scanning the shoreline North of the Jetty
specifically.

Stefan Martin

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:04 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
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> 8/2, 11:58. -Guilford, Falkner Is. - I just received a text from NY birder
> Eric Miller that they just saw the BRIDLED TERN 11:30-11:50, after waiting
> for hours (I think). It took off but has not yet returned.
>
> Frank Mantlik
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Date: 8/2/17 9:15 am
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
Paul and Maureen Wolter would like to boat up as well.Maureen Wolter


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Date: 8/2/17 9:10 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner Island Boat
From Steve Spector--also interested if someone has room in a boat to go, either today, 8/2 or tomorrow, 8/3, to Falkner Island for the Bridled Tern.  203-876-7461; <charsjs...>  Thanks <charsjs...>
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Date: 8/2/17 9:08 am
From: Phil Asprelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone.               BT showed up at 11:35.                    Phil Asprelli.                                      North Haven
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Date: 8/2/17 9:04 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRIDLED TERN -yes
8/2, 11:58. -Guilford, Falkner Is. - I just received a text from NY birder Eric Miller that they just saw the BRIDLED TERN 11:30-11:50, after waiting for hours (I think). It took off but has not yet returned.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/2/17 8:07 am
From: Andrew Griswold via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BLACK TERN
End or Moraine Trail at Hammonasset BSP. Maybe more than one.

Cheers, A.

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Date: 8/2/17 3:21 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Yard Nocturnal Migrants
8/1-2/17, 10:00 PM-5:00 AM -- Yard, Westport


Recording season (automated flight call monitoring via Old Bird 21 c Microphone and call detection software) has begun, with the results of last night and this morning yielding an expected variety of species as well as decent numbers, time of year considered. There were recorded 17 unidentifiable warblers (the great majority of which were probably yellow warblers) appearing to represent at least two different species, 4 American redstarts, 4 northern waterthrushes, and 2 chipping sparrows.


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Date: 8/1/17 8:05 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
​I'd like to go as well, if anyone has any room.



Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 5:31 PM, David Provencher via CTBirds <
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> We used Lucky Lou's Fishing Charter in Guilford. He was fast and very
> accommodating. I would definitely recommend him. He can take a Max of 6
> people.
>
> Dave Provencher
>
> On Aug 1, 2017 5:28 PM, "Mark Aronson via CTBirds" <
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> > So, is anyone boating out to the Island this weekend?
> > Or does anyone know where to rent a boat?
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Date: 8/1/17 6:30 pm
From: Douglas Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
For two weeks last March and April, Shirley and I birded South Texas, from Austin to the Rio Grande. Our last afternoon in Weslaco happened to be during the final round of The Masters Golf Tournament. As virtually my entire career was spent in the golf industry, I NEVER miss the final round of The Masters. But this year was different. It made no sense for us to spend our final hours along the Rio Grande watching golf in a hotel room. So we headed over to Santa Ana NWR. We spent several hours in the stifling heat, scanning the sky, and hoping beyond hope that a Zone-tailed Hawk would pass overhead. But by 7:00 p.m., we were spent; no hawk and no Masters Tournament. Slowly and forlornly we trudged our way back to the parking lot, wondering out-loud if this gorgeous park would ever be the same if a border wall were built. And then, incredibly, just as we reached the dike near the Visitors' Center, a pair of Hook-billed Kites buzzed right over our heads and into the adjacent forest.

Doug Beach
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Date: 8/1/17 5:46 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The month birds don't sing; Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford
Below are Ebird reports for July 28 and 30, and I think the difference is
striking, both in # of species and # of individuals. And perhaps even more
noticeable compared to previous reports.
The subject refers to the month of August, and is a saying I heard years
ago. And it's true. During August the woods are almost silent. For all but a
very few species the nesting season is over, the young are fledged and
many of the birds are actually already gone and headed south. I did see 2 B
Orioles Sunday, a juvie and an apparent female, the first in over three
weeks. And of course, the Gold Finches are just about in the middle of their
breeding season right now. But still, even at the end of July, some areas
that had been full of birds were seemingly empty, and in places there was
hardly a sound.
Of course the non-migratory species aren't going far, and Chickadees and
Titmice tend to be noisy anyway, so they are still noticeable now. And there
is still an occasional call by a Downy or a Pileated or a Red-bellied
Wood-pecker. And once in a while, even a Broad-winged Hawk, which will be
leaving shortly.
They don't make much noise but the Hummers are on the move too. Yesterday
I had an adult male in my yard, feeding at my bee-balm and never giving a
glance at the feeder in the middle of them.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jul 28, 2017 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
49 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 Barlow Mill Rd, Ashford/Union line being mobbed by
chickadees
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 3 2 adults and fledgling
Red-tailed Hawk 1 intersection of BH and BM rds. being mobbed by
Jays.
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Blue-headed Vireo 14 there are always a lot in the area, but they had
been quiet lately, now much move vocal, presumably after their young have
fledged. However they seldom sing their full songs now, and don't seem to be
as loud sometimes.
Red-eyed Vireo 21
Blue Jay 20
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 6 Sitting on a wire on Kinney Hollow Rd. Obvious
migrants, since i seldom see any at all in the area. First this year.
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 1
Hermit Thrush 11 7 singing, 4 in a family group foraging on Kinney
Hollow Rd. At least 2 were juveniles and dad flew off and began singing.
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 6
Ovenbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 8 including a family of 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 15
Canada Warbler 4 at least 1 juvenile singing
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 3 All singing "tic bur" only
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2 1 juvenile with adult
American Goldfinch 15 1 sitting on a nest that had been built and
used earlier by a pair of Am Redstarts, whose young only fledged 2 or 3 weeks
ago.

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38384469


Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jul 30, 2017 8:20 AM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
33 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Eastern Phoebe 5 incl. 1 very young juvie
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Blue-headed Vireo 8
Red-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 9
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Veery 1
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 4
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Pine Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 2 1 juvie
Chipping Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Baltimore Oriole 2 Big surprise - first in 3 weeks or more. 1 juvie
and one probable adult F - foraging together
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38433108

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 8/1/17 4:15 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat
Hello All,Please count me in if anyone is going Thursday morning or mid-day.  That's my only window of opportunity.
Paul SmithNew Haven
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Date: 8/1/17 3:54 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
To summarize, after some delays in getting the right boat, our veteran USCG-sanctioned Captain Chris Howe, Bill Batsford, and I took a rental boat to Falkner Island, arriving there at 1:00 P.M.. On arrival, we recognized Frank Gallo on the island, and Frank called to us that the Bridled Tern had been showing well most of the morning, but that it flew off and to the south some two minutes before we arrived. We silently channeled our best Scaramucci when we heard this. Frank did say the Bridled Tern had some history of flying over the island and back into view. So, we anchored and studied the many hundreds of terns in front of us, looking for Roseate, Forster’s and Black terns.

At 1:40 P.M., we saw the Bridled Tern flying in to the landing area jetty (Restricted Access!), and for the next 35 minutes we observed and photographed this beautiful bird from various angles, left of and right of the jetty, several times changing our anchoring positions. Unlike its behavior as described in previous posts, the bird did not drop in and out of view in the rocks. Rather, it remained perched at high, readily observable jetty points and gave us great views and great photographic opportunities. Several times we saw the Bridled Tern up in the air, once being chased by a Common Tern. It always settled back on the jetty and after some searching was relocated by us. We departed the jetty area at 2:15 P.M. and began a slow circumnavigation of the island in search of the other tern species and whatever sandpipers we might find. During this phase, we found two American Oystercatchers, one Willet, one Ruddy Turnstone, several Laughing Gulls, two Bonaparte’s Gulls, two Osprey, numerous Double-crested Cormorants, and one rock. We did not find Black Tern (there are one or two that have been reported by others), and we’re still considering possible sightings and photos of Forster’s Terns.

At 4:00 P.M., we returned to the jetty, and within a couple minutes we relocated the Bridled Tern. Again, we saw the bird from various angles, and again it was perched in various high positions on the jetty. We again saw it in flight a couple times, but we were always able to relocate it with some searching.

At ca. 4:20 P.M., Nick Bonomo motored in to Falkner’s with Jim Dugan, Stefan Martin, Mark Szantyr, and Glenn Williams. The Bridled Tern continued in excellent view on the jetty, and we departed, leaving the Bonomo party to get their definitive photos and behavioral descriptions.

This Bridled Tern is an exquisitely beautiful bird. It’s been a 25-year wait to get this species back in the state. How long it will stay at Falkner’s Island remains to be seen.

eBird report and photos to follow some time today or tomorrow.

Steve Broker
Cheshire




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Date: 8/1/17 3:50 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern ride share
sign me up.
Alex

Alex Delehanty
Storrs
860-477-0060

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Date: 8/1/17 3:45 pm
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
If someone lines up a boat and has room, I am also interested, thanks. Any day.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Blog: WoodWarbling

> On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:33 PM, Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I am also looking for a way out to the island. Any information would be
> very appreciated. If others are interested and willing to share the cost,
> we could try chartering or rent a boat to get us out to the island.
>
> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM Mark Aronson via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> Hi Bird People,
>>
>> So, is anyone boating out to the Island this weekend?
>> Or does anyone know where to rent a boat?
>>
>> mark
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Date: 8/1/17 3:10 pm
From: Thomas Burgess via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
I am also interesting in sharing a boat rental, either this weekend or during the week. I'll e-mail you separately, Mark.
Tom Burgess
Wilton
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
To: "Mark Aronson" <markaronson...>, "birdlist" <ctbirds...>
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 5:33 PM

I am also looking for a way out
to the island.  Any information would be
very appreciated.  If others are interested
and willing to share the cost,
we could try
chartering or rent a boat to get us out to the island.

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People,
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> So, is
anyone boating out to the Island this weekend?
> Or does anyone know where to rent a
boat?
>
> mark
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Date: 8/1/17 2:34 pm
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
I am also looking for a way out to the island. Any information would be
very appreciated. If others are interested and willing to share the cost,
we could try chartering or rent a boat to get us out to the island.

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM Mark Aronson via CTBirds <
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>
> So, is anyone boating out to the Island this weekend?
> Or does anyone know where to rent a boat?
>
> mark
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Date: 8/1/17 2:32 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
We used Lucky Lou's Fishing Charter in Guilford. He was fast and very
accommodating. I would definitely recommend him. He can take a Max of 6
people.

Dave Provencher

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>
> So, is anyone boating out to the Island this weekend?
> Or does anyone know where to rent a boat?
>
> mark
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Date: 8/1/17 2:28 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Faulkner Island Boat?
Hi Bird People,

So, is anyone boating out to the Island this weekend?
Or does anyone know where to rent a boat?

mark
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Date: 8/1/17 12:12 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Update on Santa Ana NWR → Take Action!


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> Date: August 1, 2017 at 2:56:18 PM EDT
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> Subject: Update on Santa Ana NWR → Take Action!
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> It’s Take Action Tuesday! Today we want to give you an update on the latest developments with Santa Ana NWR and encourage you to tell your lawmakers to oppose construction of a border wall through the refuge.
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> Two weeks ago, we learned that the Administration had been working in secret for months on preparations to construct a border wall through Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. Since then, we’ve learned a bit more about the proposed wall:
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> Wall construction could begin as early as this November with already appropriated funds that have been moved from other programs
> The Administration plans to waive standard environmental impact studies and bypass all environmental laws under the authority of the REAL ID Act of 2005
> The wall will be 18 feet tall and approximately three miles long
> Last week, the House passed a “Defense Minibus” that appropriated $1.6 billion for border wall construction in FY18; however, the fate of this bill is still largely uncertain in the Senate
> The planned route for the wall would cut off the Visitor Center from the refuge
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> If the wall were constructed as described it would eliminate migratory movements of mammals, which could include endangered ocelots and other wildlife leading to genetic inbreeding and eventually species extinction. The concrete levee wall could also result in increased flooding within the refuge, trapping and drowning wildlife that would be unable to escape.
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Date: 8/1/17 11:24 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern - yes
8/1 - flew in at 1:40 and last seen 2:15, May still be here. Apparently going and returning all day.
Bill Batsford with Steve Broker and Chris Howe

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Date: 8/1/17 6:52 am
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRIDLED TERN back!
The BRTE just made an appearance on the island after a few hours of searching. Hanging out on jetty per usual.
Good luck,
Cédric Duhalde

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Date: 7/31/17 6:54 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRIDLED TERN - photos 7/31/2017
Greetings,
It was an amazing experience boating out to Falkner's Island, Guilford, today to see the very rare adult BRIDLED TERN.  To view an album of photos I took today, please visit:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/sets/72157684397728071


Frank Mantlik Stratford

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Date: 7/31/17 6:34 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern pics
Falkner Island Guilford CT. 7-31-17 Ed Haesche Guilford






https://photos.app.goo.gl/SuzRiPYLhXgeVqJu1
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Date: 7/31/17 5:41 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Backyard observations
My Orange backyard is busy with common birds. But the bird baths are the big hits. I have several bowls around the yard. Each one has a waiting line. Some are on the deck railing, some on the ground in my flower beds. One Robin comes every afternoon around 3-3:30 to bath. The cardinals- juveniles & adults wait their turn. The titmice use the shallow ones. Goldfinches fight over drinking rights. I have to change the water in them several times daily.
If one wants to attract bees & butterflies, agastache is the plant to get. Last year after planting them , within 5 minutes bees were all over them.honeybees & bumblebees.amazing how they communicate the location of flowers. Today there was a snowberry clear wing on the butterfly bush.
Bats are out now , not as many as In previous years though.
Just enjoying local nature.
Bev propen, Orange.
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Date: 7/31/17 4:58 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern update
We had the Bridled Tern from about 515 till about 545 on the concrete jetty at Falkner Island. It went missing after that till we left around 7pm but other birders were still there. Also had single Foster's Tern and single Black Tern.

Dave Provencher


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Date: 7/31/17 3:15 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern
Still present on Falkners Island as if 5pm.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 7/31/17 2:12 pm
From: Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4 different types of herons Norwalk
Stopped by Mill Pond, Norwalk on a whim (4-4:45). Glad I did!
Great blue heron
Little blue heron
Black-crown night-heron
Green heron
Great egret
Snowy egret (2)
Belted kingfisher
Swan family
Cormorants
Mallards

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk


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Date: 7/31/17 11:52 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Shorebird Pools Issue
We have a "committee" to work with DEEP on solving this issue. They wanted
only two people and we thank all of those who so generously volunteered to
help. We are most fortunate that Chris Elphick, Ph.D. from the Department
of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UConn has offered to lead our team.
Chris is well known to many of you through his extensive work with
Saltmarsh Sparrows. He has also studied birds in agricultural settings and
waterbirds of conservation interest, all areas which will be relevant to
the project. The other member is Terry Shaw who is on both the COA and the
Menunkatuck Audubon Society Boards of Directors. Menunkatuck has intimate
knowledge of Hammonasset as a result of their long association and many
volunteer projects there. Both have been welcomed by Susan Whalen, Deputy
Commissioner of DEEP and we expect the project to begin soon.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 7/31/17 9:21 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRIDLED TERN - YES
7/31. Guilford, Falkner's Is. - the adult BRIDLED TERN has been showing well on the rock jetty near dock on west side of island on and off about 9:30- 12:20 (currently).
A boat is needed to get out to island 3.5 miles from Guilford town dock. Sea conditions are calm to 6 inch chop.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/31/17 4:11 am
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BRIDLED ReTERN
The BRTE is back on the jetty at Falkner Island! Still being seen.
Remember, docking and landing are prohibited on island.
Good luck and good birding,
Cédric Duhalde


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Date: 7/30/17 7:23 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Griswold Point, Jul 30, 2017, saltmarsh sparrows and white-rumped sandpiper
This afternoon we kayaked from neck road boat launch to Griswold point. We found 5 saltmsrsh sparrows along the back river between the  ramp and Griswold point. Also one white-rumped sandpiper in a mixed flock of peeps on great island. 

Jim and Jan SherwonitOld saybrook 
Full ebird report below.Photos on ebird too.


Griswold Point, New London, Connecticut, US
Jul 30, 2017 4:28 PM - 6:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
25 species

Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  4
Osprey  X
Semipalmated Plover  X
Least Sandpiper  3
White-rumped Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  X
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  2
Herring Gull  6
Least Tern  X
Common Tern  X
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  X
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  X
Marsh Wren  5
European Starling  8
Saltmarsh Sparrow  5    Will add photos.  We kayaked from smith neck launch area. One was on the left heading out toward Griswold point. One on Griswold island. Two in the marsh between Griswold island and the black river. Two on great island along the back river south of the boat launch at smith neck.
Seaside Sparrow  2    Heard only
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  X

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Date: 7/30/17 6:02 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plum Bank Marsh
7/30- Old Saybrook, Plum Bank Marsh- 16+Little Blue Heron, 8 adults, 4 first spring (mottled or what I call Dalmatian), and at least 4 probably many more white juveniles. 50+ Egrets, 12 Spotted Sandpipers, 2 groups of 25+ small peeps, 16+Osprey, 12 Salt Marsh Sparrows, 8 Purple Martins, 100+ mix of Tree, Barn, and NRW Swallows.
John Ogren

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Date: 7/30/17 4:11 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great cedars east - old Saybrook -
It was quite active at the power line cut at great cedars east early this morning. Blue winged warbler. Many blue gray gnatcatchers and a pair of indigo buntings. Ebird list below


Great cedars east - old Saybrook
Jul 30, 2017
7:13 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
150 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.2 Build 140

1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- Heard distinctive call
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
X Blue Jay
1 Common Raven
1 Tree Swallow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
X Tufted Titmouse
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Wood Thrush
7 American Robin
5 Gray Catbird
1 Blue-winged Warbler -- At the beginning of the power line cut
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Chipping Sparrow
5 Eastern Towhee
6 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting -- Male and young one
X Red-winged Blackbird
1 Baltimore Oriole
7 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 30


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Date: 7/30/17 12:01 pm
From: VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lost Vortex Binoculars
I am sending this out for Andrea Kerin.  Some how she has lost her binoculars.

"I’m sad I lost them.  No clue how or where or exactly when.  Vortex with Swarovski neck strap."  "Thank you"  "Andrea"
Please respond to Andrea at <andrea...> if you have any information about them.
Thanks

Pete Vitali
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Date: 7/30/17 11:35 am
From: Nuhn/Morand via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indigo Bunting
7/30 Sunday Durham Nancy MorandI live in deciduous woods in Durham and for the past 10 days have had a male Indigo Bunting at my feeder and on the ground under feeder along with Chipping Sparrows and House Finches. I've only seen them in spring passing through my yard. Is he headed south or am I mistaken that they are more edge of fields birds ? Thank youNancy Morand

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Date: 7/30/17 10:02 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] iPhone Email Test
Test
Paul Desjardins

Paul Desjardins
Email: <paul.desjardins2...>
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Date: 7/30/17 8:42 am
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Negatory on Bridled Tern
Hey all,
Just wanted to send an update that we have not been able to relocate the
Bridled Tern since the evening of the 28th. James and I surveyed all over
the island yesterday (both for ROST resights but also looking for the BRTE)
and were unable to refind it. We haven't seen it this morning either. I'll
be sure send a prompt message out if we do refind it though.
Good birding,
Cédric Duhalde
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Date: 7/30/17 8:02 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern 7/28, Sandy Pt 7/29
Thanks for sharing your chase, Nick.  We've all learned a lot over the years, from your blogs.
And where there's a will, there's a way!
Steve MayoBethany


From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:39 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern 7/28, Sandy Pt 7/29

Hi all, for some distant photos of Friday's BRIDLED TERN and a
narrative, see link:

http://www.shorebirder.com/2017/07/bridled-tern-in-connecticut.html

An evening walk out Sandy Point on Saturday yielded a nice early
season count of 10 White-rumped Sandpipers. Also my first non-local
juvenile shorebirds of the season (one Semipalmated and a few Least
Sandpipers).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 7/30/17 7:56 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Clapper Rail family at Hammonasset, cedar island platform!!
From 10 to 10:30 today I saw 2 adults and 2 chick Clappers foraging at low
tide coming in and out of the reeds into a small clearing. Needed a
scope...looking towards Meigs point.
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 7/29/17 10:39 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern 7/28, Sandy Pt 7/29
Hi all, for some distant photos of Friday's BRIDLED TERN and a
narrative, see link:

http://www.shorebirder.com/2017/07/bridled-tern-in-connecticut.html

An evening walk out Sandy Point on Saturday yielded a nice early
season count of 10 White-rumped Sandpipers. Also my first non-local
juvenile shorebirds of the season (one Semipalmated and a few Least
Sandpipers).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 7/29/17 8:14 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boston Hollow (Ashford) Broad-winged Hawk nest update as of 7-28-17
A little over a week ago I sent a post about a Broad-winged Hawk nest
which I discovered in July 10th. Here's my original post:

"On July 10th I found a Broad-winged Hawk nest with 1 chick in it. A that
time it was quite young, with an all white downy head, although the body
appeared to be more like juvenile plumage. The nest was near the road but at
least 100 feet up in the notch of a deciduous tree, and extremely hard to
see.

I was led to the area by the mother who I heard screaming for at least 20
minutes before I went looking. By luck, when I finally got to the spot she
came flying through the forest and went straight to the nest, and after
some searching I spotted it. She continued calling from a tree about 200 feet
from the nest, so I set up my recorder and let it run for about 20 minutes.
It was a windy day with quite a bit of aircraft traffic, so the recording
is noisy, but a very good example of the Broad-wing call/song, even though
boring and repetitious. The recording below is a 2 minute + excerpt.
Pictures include the chick taken 9 days apart.
To date, mom and nestling are still doing well."

I didn't look the 2nd time until July 19, and I also included pics of the
nestling with my post from that date.
I checked again a week later, on the 26th, partially because I saw an
adult Broad-wing sitting on a snag in a field about 300 yards from the nest and
was fairly sure it would be the mother. When I looked at the nest the
juvie was there, so I got my camera and took 3 pictures of him staring back
at me , before, to my astonishment, he flapped his wings and then took off,
going quite a distance before settling in another tree. I had no idea he
(it) would fledge so quickly. I suspect that may have been the first day but
not first flight.
I stopped again on the 28th and he was not in the nest, but I heard him
call, and a few minutes later he was 125 feet or so up in a pine tree near
by. He called for help from mom intermittently but stayed put so I could get
some decent pictures of him, as well as record his calls. I did hear a
distant Broad-wing call but I can't say it was the mother because it never came
near the nest while I was there.
For reference, I found a an obvious juvenile sitting in a tree and
calling on August 1, 2014, and I think that bird was a little older than this one
and away from the nest, so the dates are pretty close.

I have included the same links as in the original post, but I have added
pictures and the call of the juvie as well. To me, the difference in the
bird from the 10th to the 28th is amazing. He had a downy white head then and
even somewhat on the 19th. I didn't realize that raptors mature that
quickly. Perhaps it's because Broad-wings are smaller than RT or RS Hawks.
Hopefully you will be able to access the files in these folders; If not
let me know and I'll try a different way. If it asks you to sign in just
click the x in the upper right corner.
If you view the pictures, the title and date of them appears in the upper
left corner if you do NOT use the full screen option, so you can compare
the juvenile at different dates.


Folder of pics of Mom BW and chick
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dxnkffv9pjioq5l/AACz5b1BLW8ZyTPVxdnLyNGna?dl=0

Songs, in folder
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fbhlgcx3rdmoezm/AABOw7Wl9scj-mC1uYSJOqdua?dl=0



Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 7/29/17 10:41 am
From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Forster's Tern Fairfield and extralimital note
Basic-plumaged Forster's Tern milling about with the Common Terns roosting
one jetty to the west of Penfield Reef in Fairfield. I believe this is the
earliest in the year I've ever seen one here.

On an extralimital note, there have been several Brown Pelicans spotted
today off the south shore of Long Island - anybody on the coast of CT today
should keep an eye out.

James Purcell
Fairfield, CT
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Date: 7/29/17 10:04 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk eating earthworms
Years ago we had a RS perched in our backyard for a few days. At one point a squirrel approached the bird and waved a paw at it, carefully keeping enough distance not to touch it. The RS looked up at the squirrel, but that was the end of the confrontation. Moments later the squirrel left, apparently bored.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

> On Jul 29, 2017, at 12:14 PM, Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> An immature Red-shouldered Hawk ate 3 earthworms in the backyard this morning around 9:00. Two Gray Squirrels were on the trunk of a tree less than 5 feet from the hawk at one point.
>
> Tim Antanaitis
> Portland
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Date: 7/29/17 9:15 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk eating earthworms
An immature Red-shouldered Hawk ate 3 earthworms in the backyard this morning around 9:00. Two Gray Squirrels were on the trunk of a tree less than 5 feet from the hawk at one point.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 7/29/17 8:45 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Robins - Washington, CT
Just counted at least 30 American Robins around our house here on South St in Washington, CT. Most of the American Robins are first year/immature birds.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 7/29/17 6:20 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Least Bitterness, tidal marsh, North Haven
8:30 to 9:15am watched 1 Least Bittern poking in and out of the reeds. Same
location. Look out across the river near the tidal marsh sign
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 7/28/17 4:09 pm
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern refound
After disappearing for most of the day, the Bridled Tern made a
reappearance at 6:10PM this evening on the jetty of Falkner Island. Yay!
Good birding,
Cédric
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Date: 7/28/17 11:17 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT and NY Wilson's Storm Petrels
I took the New London Ferry today ( a last minute decision) after seeing eBird reports of a Wilson's Storm Petrel being seen the last few days on the CT side. Just getting back in to the New London dock in a few minutes,but I had 3 Wilson's Storm Petrels in NY waters just before passing over to CT and then at 1:47pm I had 2 in CT. One bird stayed with the boat for about 5 minutes before flying out of sight headed east. Seas were calm. I also had one Bonaparte's Gull in NY.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/28/17 10:57 am
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Clean-up at Pleasure Beach hosted by the Audubon WildLife Guards
Pleasure Beach Clean-Up

Pleasure Beach is an Important Bird Area for our Piping Plovers and other beach nesting bird species in the state of CT and a popular destination for migrating birds. The Wildlife Guards of Pleasure Beach are asking you to come out tomorrow July 29th, from 12:30-3:30pm and help us clean our beach! The cleanup will help prevent predators, attracted by trash, from visiting Pleasure Beach. It's also a great way for our community to come together to help keep our beach and Long Island Sound clean for everyone. Water, gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Please bring sunscreen and water bottles.

FIRST 25 PEOPLE WILL GET A FREE WLG T-SHIRT!

Any questions contact:
Talisha Ortiz, (203) 919-3930
Jamiya Williams, (203) 543-4410
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Date: 7/28/17 10:49 am
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] What a spectacular looking tern!
M Komara

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Date: 7/28/17 10:20 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Least Bittern
7/28/17 - North Haven, Tidal Marsh Trail, 11:00 am.
The Least Bittern continues along the Quinnipiac River behind Target. It was seen from 11:00-11:15 am slinking in and out of the vegetation to forage on the mudflat exposed at low tide on the east side of the river approximately 400 yards north of the Tidal Marsh Trail sign next to the rear parking south of Target. This area is probably completely obscured from view from behind Toys R Us and Buffalo Wild Wings. Scope essential for decent views.

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 7/28/17 9:07 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Falkner Island
Cedric

Where you able to take photos? Please do, if you can, and submit a report to the ARCC. Thank you.


Frank Gallo,
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Life is short. Bird often.

On Friday, July 28, 2017 Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
We just spotted a Bridled Tern perched on the jetty at Falkner Island hanging with COTEs and ROSTs. From my understanding this is only the 2nd state record (anyone know more about this), the prior record coming Falkner Island as well in 1992. Photos attached to eBird checklist: <ctbirds...> Just a friendly reminder that this island is off-limits to visitors and landing without permission is prohibited, but with that said people with access to boats or brave enough to venture out on a kayak are more than welcome to look around the island. Good birding, Cédric Duhalde _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org
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Date: 7/28/17 8:59 am
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Here's the checklist
Sorry about that, here's a photo:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38359231

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Date: 7/28/17 8:57 am
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Falkner Island
We just spotted a Bridled Tern perched on the jetty at Falkner Island
hanging with COTEs and ROSTs. From my understanding this is only the 2nd
state record (anyone know more about this), the prior record coming Falkner
Island as well in 1992. Photos attached to eBird checklist:
<ctbirds...>

Just a friendly reminder that this island is off-limits to visitors and
landing without permission is prohibited, but with that said people with
access to boats or brave enough to venture out on a kayak are more than
welcome to look around the island.

Good birding,
Cédric Duhalde
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Date: 7/28/17 8:57 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] bridled tern falkner island report on Facebook.
I just saw a post on Facebook that a bridled tern was seen on falkner
island - new haven county. not sure if this came through at all? I did
not see anything on this list serv.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 7/27/17 3:30 pm
From: marymushinsky--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
Kathy and Steve-I am interested in joining the meeting with Dep. Cmr. Whalen regarding the birding pools at Hammo. Thanks--Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford
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------ Original message------From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds Date: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 10:19 PMTo: Kathy Van Der Aue;Cc: List CT Birds;Subject:Re: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
I would encourage Hammonasset knowledgable birders who are also affiliated with other conservation minded organizations, whom they can officially represent, to throw their names into the ring. A coalition of organizations led by COA could have more weight, and give those other organizations contacts for other projects. In addition to the Conservation Commissions mentioned on another post, the Madison Land Trust, any of the Audubons or other orgs could be helpful. I've had a few contacts with various DEEP people through my involvement with the Middlesex Land Trust and found them to be very dedicated people.In addition to maintaining habitat, seasonally closing off sections of unpaved over-flow parking lots might help keep birds from being disturbed in some instances, including at the puddles under discussion and the grass lot near the nature center where plovers and other migrants rest and feed. I'm not down there very often, but I often see cars flushing birds in these areas.Stuart Winquist, East HamptonSent from my iPhone> On Jul 26, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds wrote:> > Well, I thought it was clear who the answer was from. Susan Whalen is the> Deputy Commissioner of DEEP, in charge of the Bureau of Natural Resources> (including the Wildlife Division) and Outdoor Recreation (which includes> Parks). She is Director of State Parks Tom Tyler's superior.> > In fact Deputy Commissioner Whalen has contacted me and offered a meeting> with appropriate DEEP staff to try and work out a solution to this> problem. The COA Board will work out who should attend this meeting. If> anyone on this list is interested, please let me or Steve Broker know.> What we need are knowledgeable birders, familiar with the areas in> question, who can keep their heads about them.> > > Kathy Van Der Aue> Southport, Connecticut> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com> > On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:14 PM, john--- via CTBirds <> <ctbirds...> wrote:> >> The answer you received actually does not remotely address the particular>> areas in question which are simply natural depressions in the grassy fields>> adjacent to an unpaved parking lot and specifically NOT in the parking area>> itself. Also they are not "potholes," which are due to frost heaves in>> paved areas. The rain puddles were not in areas of visitor foot traffic and>> created no "safety" hazard whatsoever.>> >> Notice how the order came from the faceless all-high "commissioner'>> office," so no named individual can be held accountable. Emails are not the>> answer. We need a face to face meeting not necessarily with Mr. Tyler, but>> with the individual in the "commissioner's office" from whom he receives>> his marching orders. The buck has to stop somewhere.>> >> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail>> >> On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <>> <ctbirds...> wrote:>> >> I have received a copy of the official response to Mark Szantyr from Tom>> Tyler of the Parks division, via Susan Whalen (see below). I suggest that>> we take them up on the offer to work with us to create "pothole" habitat in>> the park in places that are not used for parking. Does anyone know about>> how to create artificial shorebird habitat which would mimic the areas in>> the existing parking lots? Clearly the park wants the parking lots free of>> potholes. The alternative might be for them to pave the parking lots, which>> none of us wants. ​"​ Thank you for your email regarding the recent parking>> lot maintenance at Hammonasset Beach. The management of Hammonasset Beach>> State Park is the responsibility of the State Parks and Public Outreach>> Division of the DEEP, and the Commissioner's office has asked me to respond>> to your concern on behalf of the Department. This issue is one that has>> been raised by members of the birding community in past years. We have been>> urged by folks to allow parking lot potholes to be left to fill with water>> and grow to provide habitat for birds. Unfortunately, we cannot commit to>> maintaining bird habitat in the parking lots at Hammonasset Beach. We do>> need to perform routine maintenance (including filling potholes) in an>> attempt to assure the safety of our park visitors and to maintain the>> usefulness of the parking lots. I will reiterate our previous (and>> standing) offer to work with members of the birding community and our>> Wildlife Division staff to enhance habitat outside of the parking lots, if>> there are some specific habitat conditions that do not currently exist at>> the park, that we could collectively work to create. If this is something>> you would like to explore, or if you would like to discuss this issue>> further, please feel free to contact me at 860-424-3099 Thank you Tom>> Tyler ​" ​ Kathy Van Der ​ ​ Aue Southport, Connecticut Visit my Blog at>> http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com _______________________________________________>> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)>> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription>> information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_>> lists.ctbirding.org>> >> _______________________________________________>> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)>> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.>> For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/>> mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org> _______________________________________________> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.> For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org_______________________________________________This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org
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Date: 7/27/17 6:32 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BirdCallsRadio - Twan Leenders

Birders et al!

I thought many of you would be interested in our BirdCallsRadio’s next guest today Twan Leenders, President and CEO of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute bit.ly/PAGm8L

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Date: 7/27/17 3:52 am
From: SUSANNE Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Helping build habitat
Thank you in the southern part of the state for helping with DEEP to work with the Parks department to build habitat where it will hopefully never be disturbed by humans. I personally hardly ever managed to get to Hammonasett, but through reading this listing, I vicariously visit various parts of the state several times a day. I have images of what people are seeing and relaying, much like a blind person.

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 7/26/17 7:19 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
I would encourage Hammonasset knowledgable birders who are also affiliated with other conservation minded organizations, whom they can officially represent, to throw their names into the ring. A coalition of organizations led by COA could have more weight, and give those other organizations contacts for other projects. In addition to the Conservation Commissions mentioned on another post, the Madison Land Trust, any of the Audubons or other orgs could be helpful. I've had a few contacts with various DEEP people through my involvement with the Middlesex Land Trust and found them to be very dedicated people.

In addition to maintaining habitat, seasonally closing off sections of unpaved over-flow parking lots might help keep birds from being disturbed in some instances, including at the puddles under discussion and the grass lot near the nature center where plovers and other migrants rest and feed. I'm not down there very often, but I often see cars flushing birds in these areas.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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> On Jul 26, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Well, I thought it was clear who the answer was from. Susan Whalen is the
> Deputy Commissioner of DEEP, in charge of the Bureau of Natural Resources
> (including the Wildlife Division) and Outdoor Recreation (which includes
> Parks). She is Director of State Parks Tom Tyler's superior.
>
> In fact Deputy Commissioner Whalen has contacted me and offered a meeting
> with appropriate DEEP staff to try and work out a solution to this
> problem. The COA Board will work out who should attend this meeting. If
> anyone on this list is interested, please let me or Steve Broker know.
> What we need are knowledgeable birders, familiar with the areas in
> question, who can keep their heads about them.
>
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
>
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:14 PM, john--- via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> The answer you received actually does not remotely address the particular
>> areas in question which are simply natural depressions in the grassy fields
>> adjacent to an unpaved parking lot and specifically NOT in the parking area
>> itself. Also they are not "potholes," which are due to frost heaves in
>> paved areas. The rain puddles were not in areas of visitor foot traffic and
>> created no "safety" hazard whatsoever.
>>
>> Notice how the order came from the faceless all-high "commissioner'
>> office," so no named individual can be held accountable. Emails are not the
>> answer. We need a face to face meeting not necessarily with Mr. Tyler, but
>> with the individual in the "commissioner's office" from whom he receives
>> his marching orders. The buck has to stop somewhere.
>>
>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>>
>> On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I have received a copy of the official response to Mark Szantyr from Tom
>> Tyler of the Parks division, via Susan Whalen (see below). I suggest that
>> we take them up on the offer to work with us to create "pothole" habitat in
>> the park in places that are not used for parking. Does anyone know about
>> how to create artificial shorebird habitat which would mimic the areas in
>> the existing parking lots? Clearly the park wants the parking lots free of
>> potholes. The alternative might be for them to pave the parking lots, which
>> none of us wants. ​"​ Thank you for your email regarding the recent parking
>> lot maintenance at Hammonasset Beach. The management of Hammonasset Beach
>> State Park is the responsibility of the State Parks and Public Outreach
>> Division of the DEEP, and the Commissioner's office has asked me to respond
>> to your concern on behalf of the Department. This issue is one that has
>> been raised by members of the birding community in past years. We have been
>> urged by folks to allow parking lot potholes to be left to fill with water
>> and grow to provide habitat for birds. Unfortunately, we cannot commit to
>> maintaining bird habitat in the parking lots at Hammonasset Beach. We do
>> need to perform routine maintenance (including filling potholes) in an
>> attempt to assure the safety of our park visitors and to maintain the
>> usefulness of the parking lots. I will reiterate our previous (and
>> standing) offer to work with members of the birding community and our
>> Wildlife Division staff to enhance habitat outside of the parking lots, if
>> there are some specific habitat conditions that do not currently exist at
>> the park, that we could collectively work to create. If this is something
>> you would like to explore, or if you would like to discuss this issue
>> further, please feel free to contact me at 860-424-3099 Thank you Tom
>> Tyler ​" ​ Kathy Van Der ​ ​ Aue Southport, Connecticut Visit my Blog at
>> http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com _______________________________________________
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>> information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_
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>>
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Date: 7/26/17 6:50 pm
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo & Other Open Space
I had a relatively easy time getting my town to stop mowing a town owned open space property by writing a letter for the town’s Conservation Commission.
The town was cutting the grass super short including the wetlands -- I guess they thought they had the authority cut down wetlands. It looked more like a putting green than its name suggests “Munch Meadow”. The Conservation Commission signed the letter addressed to the town’s selectmen with reasons not to cut the meadow but once a year. Although the property was bought by the town for conservation reasons, it fell under the parks department's control. The parks department wanted it to look like a green and it provided work for the town crew. To my surprise the Republican First Selectman and two other Selectmen readily agreed with the Conservation Commission. Many towns have conservations commissions and most of them would be happy to support conservation efforts if they were aware of them and you could give them the expertise they sorely need. So I suggest you make a request to the local conservation commission. Even if it's a state property within a town, I would think the state would want to support the town’s wishes expressed by the local conservation commission and you can always add your two cents separately. Perhaps all you need to do is make a request to be put on the agenda, show up at a conservation commission meeting and write the letter for them.
Pat Bailey
Sherman
(Member of the Town of Sherman Conservation Commission)
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Date: 7/26/17 12:47 pm
From: Pam and Phil via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandhill Crane
Flying east over I-91 at exit 10 at noon.

Pam Goldin & Phil Perschbacher
26 Cherry St
Cheshire CT 06410

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Date: 7/26/17 12:29 pm
From: Cindy Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Little Blue Herons
Seen from the Cedar Island platform at Hammonasset around 2:00 - two all
white immature Little Blue Herons.


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Date: 7/26/17 10:30 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] (CT Birds) Shorebird Puddles
I think there are several likely factors that went into these holes being
filled, and I doubt the guidance to do it came from anyone higher than
Hammo park management. One the factors likely in play is that Hammonasset
brings in a fair bit of revenue, and much of that revenue is from camping.
This area is near the campgrounds and I'll bet park staff felt they needed
to eliminate standing water in the grassy areas around the campers as an
"improvement," possibly in response to camper's complaints. Just recently a
woman from another part of the country submitted a very public complaint to
the State of New Hampshire because the White Mountain trails were "a
disgrace" because they were unimproved and too "rocky" and she insisted
they need to be fixed for everyone's safety. This has been met with quite a
bit of scorn from the hiking community as you can imagine but I mention it
to highlight that public officials hear these kind of complaints all the
time and have to address them in some form or another because they are
"public" officials. And of course, sometimes the public can be a right
pain.

I applaud Kathy Van Der Aue for her proactive approach and think the
birding community should jump at the invitation to become more involved in
habitat management at Hammo, even on this rather small scale. It may be an
opportunity to have a greater voice at this park and perhaps other state
properties (and I admit it may not). The reality is the birding community
is not the only one with an opinion on what should happen at Hammonasset or
other state properties. It should be remembered that there are great
political pressures to squeeze every dollar out of state properties that
can be squeezed with the state's budget being in so sorry a state. If I had
my way the conservation and protection of the natural world would be the
highest desire of everyone. As we all know too well it isn't. I say let's
take every opportunity to work with, and hopefully influence, those who are
in a position to do good things.

Dave Provencher
Preston, CT
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Date: 7/26/17 9:53 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
Well, I thought it was clear who the answer was from. Susan Whalen is the
Deputy Commissioner of DEEP, in charge of the Bureau of Natural Resources
(including the Wildlife Division) and Outdoor Recreation (which includes
Parks). She is Director of State Parks Tom Tyler's superior.

In fact Deputy Commissioner Whalen has contacted me and offered a meeting
with appropriate DEEP staff to try and work out a solution to this
problem. The COA Board will work out who should attend this meeting. If
anyone on this list is interested, please let me or Steve Broker know.
What we need are knowledgeable birders, familiar with the areas in
question, who can keep their heads about them.


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

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 12:14 PM, john--- via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> The answer you received actually does not remotely address the particular
> areas in question which are simply natural depressions in the grassy fields
> adjacent to an unpaved parking lot and specifically NOT in the parking area
> itself. Also they are not "potholes," which are due to frost heaves in
> paved areas. The rain puddles were not in areas of visitor foot traffic and
> created no "safety" hazard whatsoever.
>
> Notice how the order came from the faceless all-high "commissioner'
> office," so no named individual can be held accountable. Emails are not the
> answer. We need a face to face meeting not necessarily with Mr. Tyler, but
> with the individual in the "commissioner's office" from whom he receives
> his marching orders. The buck has to stop somewhere.
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
> On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I have received a copy of the official response to Mark Szantyr from Tom
> Tyler of the Parks division, via Susan Whalen (see below). I suggest that
> we take them up on the offer to work with us to create "pothole" habitat in
> the park in places that are not used for parking. Does anyone know about
> how to create artificial shorebird habitat which would mimic the areas in
> the existing parking lots? Clearly the park wants the parking lots free of
> potholes. The alternative might be for them to pave the parking lots, which
> none of us wants. ​"​ Thank you for your email regarding the recent parking
> lot maintenance at Hammonasset Beach. The management of Hammonasset Beach
> State Park is the responsibility of the State Parks and Public Outreach
> Division of the DEEP, and the Commissioner's office has asked me to respond
> to your concern on behalf of the Department. This issue is one that has
> been raised by members of the birding community in past years. We have been
> urged by folks to allow parking lot potholes to be left to fill with water
> and grow to provide habitat for birds. Unfortunately, we cannot commit to
> maintaining bird habitat in the parking lots at Hammonasset Beach. We do
> need to perform routine maintenance (including filling potholes) in an
> attempt to assure the safety of our park visitors and to maintain the
> usefulness of the parking lots. I will reiterate our previous (and
> standing) offer to work with members of the birding community and our
> Wildlife Division staff to enhance habitat outside of the parking lots, if
> there are some specific habitat conditions that do not currently exist at
> the park, that we could collectively work to create. If this is something
> you would like to explore, or if you would like to discuss this issue
> further, please feel free to contact me at 860-424-3099 Thank you Tom
> Tyler ​" ​ Kathy Van Der ​ ​ Aue Southport, Connecticut Visit my Blog at
> http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com _______________________________________________
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Date: 7/26/17 9:15 am
From: john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
The answer you received actually does not remotely address the particular areas in question which are simply natural depressions in the grassy fields adjacent to an unpaved parking lot and specifically NOT in the parking area itself. Also they are not "potholes," which are due to frost heaves in paved areas. The rain puddles were not in areas of visitor foot traffic and created no "safety" hazard whatsoever.

Notice how the order came from the faceless all-high "commissioner' office," so no named individual can be held accountable. Emails are not the answer. We need a face to face meeting not necessarily with Mr. Tyler, but with the individual in the "commissioner's office" from whom he receives his marching orders. The buck has to stop somewhere.

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I have received a copy of the official response to Mark Szantyr from Tom Tyler of the Parks division, via Susan Whalen (see below). I suggest that we take them up on the offer to work with us to create "pothole" habitat in the park in places that are not used for parking. Does anyone know about how to create artificial shorebird habitat which would mimic the areas in the existing parking lots? Clearly the park wants the parking lots free of potholes. The alternative might be for them to pave the parking lots, which none of us wants. ​"​ Thank you for your email regarding the recent parking lot maintenance at Hammonasset Beach. The management of Hammonasset Beach State Park is the responsibility of the State Parks and Public Outreach Division of the DEEP, and the Commissioner's office has asked me to respond to your concern on behalf of the Department. This issue is one that has been raised by members of the birding community in past years. We have been urged by folks to allow parking lot potholes to be left to fill with water and grow to provide habitat for birds. Unfortunately, we cannot commit to maintaining bird habitat in the parking lots at Hammonasset Beach. We do need to perform routine maintenance (including filling potholes) in an attempt to assure the safety of our park visitors and to maintain the usefulness of the parking lots. I will reiterate our previous (and standing) offer to work with members of the birding community and our Wildlife Division staff to enhance habitat outside of the parking lots, if there are some specific habitat conditions that do not currently exist at the park, that we could collectively work to create. If this is something you would like to explore, or if you would like to discuss this issue further, please feel free to contact me at 860-424-3099 Thank you Tom Tyler ​" ​ Kathy Van Der ​ ​ Aue Southport, Connecticut Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org

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Date: 7/26/17 9:06 am
From: Thomas Burgess via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
I agree with you, Kathy. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a partnership with the park staff. I volunteer for any effort we undertake to make Hammonasset more bird friendly.

Tom Burgess, Wilton, 203-451-2516
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On Wed, 7/26/17, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
To: "List CT Birds" <ctbirds...>, "Patrick Comins" <PComins...>
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:57 AM

I have received a copy of the official
response to Mark Szantyr from Tom
Tyler of the Parks division, via Susan
Whalen (see below).  I suggest that
we take them up on the offer to work
with us to create "pothole" habitat in
the park in places that are not used
for parking.  Does anyone know about
how to create artificial shorebird
habitat which would mimic the areas in
the existing parking lots? 
Clearly the park wants the parking lots free of
potholes.  The alternative might
be for them to pave the parking lots,
which none of us wants.



​"​
Thank you for your email regarding the
recent parking lot maintenance at
Hammonasset Beach.  The management
of Hammonasset Beach State Park is the
responsibility of the State Parks and
Public Outreach Division of the DEEP,
and the Commissioner's office has asked
me to respond to your concern on
behalf of the Department.


This issue is one that has been raised
by members of the birding community
in past years.  We have been urged
by folks to allow parking lot potholes
to be left to fill with water and grow
to provide habitat for birds.
Unfortunately, we cannot commit to
maintaining bird habitat in the parking
lots at Hammonasset Beach.  We do
need to perform routine maintenance
(including filling potholes) in an
attempt to assure the safety of our park
visitors and to maintain the usefulness
of the parking lots.


I will reiterate our previous (and
standing) offer to work with members of
the birding community and our Wildlife
Division staff to enhance habitat
outside of the parking lots, if there
are some specific habitat conditions
that do not currently exist at the
park, that we could collectively work to
create.


If this is something you would like to
explore, or if you would like to
discuss this issue further, please feel
free to contact me at 860-424-3099


Thank you


Tom Tyler
​"



Kathy Van Der
​ ​
Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 7/26/17 6:11 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Least Bitterns 3 minus 1
This morning 6:30- 8 3 bitterns observed and photographed.Unfortunately 1 was taken by a Red Shouldered hawk.North Haven Target Marsh Trail. Ed Haesche w/ Terry Shaw Guilford

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Date: 7/26/17 4:59 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebird Puddles
I have received a copy of the official response to Mark Szantyr from Tom
Tyler of the Parks division, via Susan Whalen (see below). I suggest that
we take them up on the offer to work with us to create "pothole" habitat in
the park in places that are not used for parking. Does anyone know about
how to create artificial shorebird habitat which would mimic the areas in
the existing parking lots? Clearly the park wants the parking lots free of
potholes. The alternative might be for them to pave the parking lots,
which none of us wants.



​"​
Thank you for your email regarding the recent parking lot maintenance at
Hammonasset Beach. The management of Hammonasset Beach State Park is the
responsibility of the State Parks and Public Outreach Division of the DEEP,
and the Commissioner's office has asked me to respond to your concern on
behalf of the Department.


This issue is one that has been raised by members of the birding community
in past years. We have been urged by folks to allow parking lot potholes
to be left to fill with water and grow to provide habitat for birds.
Unfortunately, we cannot commit to maintaining bird habitat in the parking
lots at Hammonasset Beach. We do need to perform routine maintenance
(including filling potholes) in an attempt to assure the safety of our park
visitors and to maintain the usefulness of the parking lots.


I will reiterate our previous (and standing) offer to work with members of
the birding community and our Wildlife Division staff to enhance habitat
outside of the parking lots, if there are some specific habitat conditions
that do not currently exist at the park, that we could collectively work to
create.


If this is something you would like to explore, or if you would like to
discuss this issue further, please feel free to contact me at 860-424-3099


Thank you


Tom Tyler
​"



Kathy Van Der
​ ​
Aue
Southport, Connecticut
Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
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Date: 7/25/17 6:12 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Saltmarsh Sparrow pics
Hammo, Marsh east of Cedar Island parking area
Ed Haesche Guilford






https://photos.app.goo.gl/SnntkTc8q9morBQr1
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Date: 7/25/17 2:29 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: eBird -- Madison, Circle Beach Boat Ramp Road -- Jul 25, 2017
Salt marsh sparrow st neck road boat launch at 5:00  pm


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On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:25 PM, Sherwonit, James E. <jim.sherwonit...> wrote:

Circle Beach Boat Ramp Road
Jul 25, 2017
5:08 PM
Stationary
30 Minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.2 Build 140

1 Saltmarsh Sparrow -- Flat head, long bill, orange eyebrow. Doing female whisper call, pale breast with fine distinct striping. Right fown at boat launch parking area.

Number of Taxa: 1


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Date: 7/25/17 2:24 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
Also, if I find out the right contact at Hammo, I will share it.

M Komara
Westbrook

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Date: 7/25/17 2:23 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
I plan on calling Hammo tomorrow to express my own concerns over the loss of these puddles (and possibly other puddles on their to-do list). I believe what was done can be possibly undone. I think, as long as one does not scream, a very compelling case can be made to park officials. Perhaps they are not aware of the puddles' significance.

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Date: 7/25/17 2:08 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo
I have sent a copy of John's post (name deleted) to Susan Whalen, the
Deputy Commissioner. I'll let you know as soon as I hear something.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> John, very frustrating indeed. The shorebirds love(d) those puddles.
>
> There clearly has to be better communication between the folks who make
> those decisions and an educated person/committee who could advise them
> otherwise. COA?
>
> Of course, a man-made pool or two created and managed for shorebird
> habitat at that end of the park would be too much to ask. Would be nice,
> though.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> www.shorebirder.com
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 25, 2017, at 1:12 PM, john--- via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > July 25, Hammonasset
> > John Schwarz
> >
> > I don't usually vent, but yesterday I was observing peeps in the rain
> puddles in the grassy areas adjacent to the parking lot across from the
> swan pond. Between yesterday and today those puddles have all been filled
> in and rolled flat. The puddles are gone, and of course so are the birds.
> >
> > This is not even in an actual parking area and it is impossible to
> imagine what the purpose of this intervention could possible have been.
> What kind of clueless morons keep coming up with these mindless destructive
> ideas? I am just so disgusted.
> >
> > John Schwarz
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 7/25/17 11:38 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo
I can't stand it. I have personally tried to combat issues like this and I have not had even one small victory. I vented here about some of them a while back. Two cemeteries I bird are still filling in wetlands. My town still mows about 60+ acres of grassland weekly at its transfer station (at great time and expense) that renders the grassland fairly sterile. Friends still let their cats roam outdoors, private citizens continue to fill in or destroy wetlands in my patch. Officials, elected or otherwise, who are supposed to prevent these things either do not return phone calls and emails; or they say what you want to hear and the destruction continues. You can do all of the preventative protection you want, but once an area is destroyed, it is rarely reversible.

Some people on this list serve have put a lot of time and effort into preventing the very thing that John describes. Yet, someone or someones put some time, effort, and expense to further erode the quality of Hammonasset for no gain to anyone or anything. Shorebird pools are a topic that the people who manage Hammo should be well aware of.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/25/17 11:25 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] hammo
As bad as the habitat destruction was at hammo just be glad that the birds are at least protected up here. When they migrate south of the United States they are subjected to being shot for both food and sport in various countries.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/25/17 10:36 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo
John, very frustrating indeed. The shorebirds love(d) those puddles.

There clearly has to be better communication between the folks who make those decisions and an educated person/committee who could advise them otherwise. COA?

Of course, a man-made pool or two created and managed for shorebird habitat at that end of the park would be too much to ask. Would be nice, though.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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> On Jul 25, 2017, at 1:12 PM, john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> July 25, Hammonasset
> John Schwarz
>
> I don't usually vent, but yesterday I was observing peeps in the rain puddles in the grassy areas adjacent to the parking lot across from the swan pond. Between yesterday and today those puddles have all been filled in and rolled flat. The puddles are gone, and of course so are the birds.
>
> This is not even in an actual parking area and it is impossible to imagine what the purpose of this intervention could possible have been. What kind of clueless morons keep coming up with these mindless destructive ideas? I am just so disgusted.
>
> John Schwarz
>
>
>
>
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Date: 7/25/17 10:13 am
From: john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
July 25, Hammonasset
John Schwarz

I don't usually vent, but yesterday I was observing peeps in the rain puddles in the grassy areas adjacent to the parking lot across from the swan pond. Between yesterday and today those puddles have all been filled in and rolled flat. The puddles are gone, and of course so are the birds.

This is not even in an actual parking area and it is impossible to imagine what the purpose of this intervention could possible have been. What kind of clueless morons keep coming up with these mindless destructive ideas? I am just so disgusted.

John Schwarz




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Date: 7/25/17 7:01 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] International Birding Conference in Costa Rica deadline this Friday
Hi All,

I'm sending this email at a request. There is an international birding conference being held Nov 1-5 in Costa Rica, sponsored in association with the American Birding Association, Birdwatcher’s Digest, National Audubon Society, and Swarovski Optik and run by Holbrook Travel. The cost is phenonmenal -- $1075 for 5 days, and the agenda is:



Facts and Trends in the US Birding Market
Friday, November 3, 1:30-2:15 pm
Ben Lizdas, Advertising Sales Director, Bird Watcher’s Digest

Bird-Based Tourism as an Economic Development Tool
Friday, November 3, 2:45-3:30 pm
Matt Jeffery, International Alliances Program, National Audubon Society

Field Trips and Birding Tours for Community Building
Saturday, November 4, 1:30-2:15 pm
Christine Tanzer, Field Trip Coordinator, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Increasing Youth Participation in Birding
Saturday, November 4, 2:45-3:30 pm
Bill Stewart, Director of Conservation and Community, American Birding Association

Birding Optics Workshop – The Basics & Beyond
Saturday, November 4, 4:00-4:45 pm
Overview of the basics and latest trends in birding optics, from binoculars to scopes to lenses. Understand how to find the optics that suit you best.
Alex Villegas, Costa Rican representative, Swarovski Optik Evening Presentations


The Meso-American Biological Corridor
Friday, November 3, post-dinner
Willy Pineda, Costa Rican biologist

Research at La Selva Biological Station
Saturday, November 4, post-dinner
Carlos de la Rosa, Director of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

Additional Costa Rican Nature and Birding Organizations
The conference has invited several local organizations to participate, including:
Ornithological Society of Costa Rica
Raptor Society of Costa Rica (La Fundación Rapaces)




To find out more and register, go to: http://www.holbrooktravel.com/where-we-travel/americas/costa-rica/costa-rica-2017-international-birding-conference




Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 7/25/17 3:47 am
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Angela BB response
Angela - I had over 200 BB boxes I monitored back when, here in Harwinton, and 3 broods are rare, and 2 common. Not always the same pair in the same box though.Heat is a problem - but never lost a brood from it. Do you have space above the front door for ventilation? 1/2" is best, plus I drilled a hole on each side near the top , all for ventilation. 
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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:51:12 -0400
From: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Late nesting Bluebirds
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A family of 4 bluebirds has returned to my garden, young still asking to be fed - now to my slight dismay in this heat, there are 4 eggs in the box used in June.  I've lost nestlings to heat before - what have other people experienced this late, or is this possibly 3rd laying normal?  The first eggs in May were duds, second lot fledged 3 or 4 - don't know of course if this is the same family.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford


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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:26:57 -0400
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Angela, according to Birds of New York State bluebirds can raise three broods and the latest egg date is August 18.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 7/24/17 7:53 pm
From: John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Late nesting Bluebirds
Angela,

I have been monitoring bluebird boxes for over 15 years. I typically check
the boxes every 2 weeks to monitor progress, although I don't always end my
"season" at the same time of year.

With all that said, the latest I have found a new clutch of eggs (4) was
Aug. 11, 2007. I saw 3 nestlings on Aug. 26, 2007. The nest was completely
empty on Sep. 9, 2007. Without any infertile eggs or dead nestlings, I
assumed all 4 had fledged.

The weirdest one I remember was in 2003. On June 28, I had a box where I
could see 4 tree swallow nestlings. On July 12, the swallow nestlings had
all fledged and there was a lone bluebird egg in the nest. To my eye, it
looked slightly larger than a typical bluebird egg. I returned on July 26
and found 1 bluebird nestling in the box. By August 10th, it had fledged as
the box was empty.

Thanks,
JT


John Triana
Prospect



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Subject: [CT Birds] Late nesting Bluebirds

A family of 4 bluebirds has returned to my garden, young still asking to be
fed - now to my slight dismay in this heat, there are 4 eggs in the box used
in June. I've lost nestlings to heat before - what have other people
experienced this late, or is this possibly 3rd laying normal? The first
eggs in May were duds, second lot fledged 3 or 4 - don't know of course if
this is the same family.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/24/17 6:46 pm
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thank you for the binoculars for the Amazon!
I returned from Peru yesterday, and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to the seven Connecticut birders who donated binoculars to the Amazon Binocular Project sponsored through the Cornell Birdsleuth program ( http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html ). I helped teach students in two communities how to use them, and they in turn helped me identify their birds! It was an inspiring activity. I wish you could have seen the joy on their faces when they magnified the images of their common birds for the first time. Wow!!!

The indigenous people of the Amazon know that ecotourism is possibly the best way to protect both their beloved forest and their way of life, and helping the children of their communities become birders and ecologists is a huge step toward a sustainable future for them.

The set of binoculars is now being moved from commuity to community with the sponsoring guides, to help teach many students about their own birds.The next goal for the program is to purchase sets of bins that can be given -- permanently -- to the children of the communities. They have a deal with Celestron to purchase pairs for about $100 each; if you're interested in donating to help make these a reality, please contact either me or Phil Kahler (use the website for Phil).

And check out Phil's description of one of our days with the kids in the Amazon - scroll down on his Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/phil.kahler.1

And again, thanks so much for the generosity!

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 7/24/17 1:32 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Banded Roseate Terns Request for information.
Jeff Spendelow asked if I could help get the word out about an important project to track the movements of Roseate Terns. Approximately 1,500 Roseate Tern chicks from Great Gull and another 80 chicks from Falkner Island have been fitted with plastic field-readable bands with 3-character codes. Please report any sightings you may have to Dr. Spendelow at <jspendelow...><mailto:<jspendelow...> and through www.reportband.gov<http://www.reportband.gov> . The information will help us to better understand the post-nesting movements of this federally endangered species in New England.

For more information on where you might be able to find Roseate Terns in Connecticut please see our recent article by Nick Bonomo which focuses on Roseate Terns: http://www.ctaudubon.org/2017/07/roseate-tern/#sthash.wPZTjKSP.jew8sjzC.dpbs Thank you to Nick for providing this great article!

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Patrick


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Date: 7/24/17 11:08 am
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Help needed to protect Sandy Point in West Haven - POSTPONED
Dear CT Birders,

We just heard that the meeting of the West Haven Planning and Zoning Committee regarding the rezoning of parcels across the street from Sandy Point that was scheduled for Tues. July 25th, has been POSTPONED. One of the members of the West Haven Watershed Restoration Committee who has been very active at Sandy Point met with the Mayor and he is going to look into other methods of removing the Captain's Galley building (which was one of the reasons for the rezoning). If we hear anything about the meeting being rescheduled, we will let you all know.

Thank you.

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
IBA Program Coordinator, Audubon Connecticut
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Subject: [CT Birds] Help needed to protect Sandy Point in West Haven

Dear CT birders,

It has come to our attention that the re-zoning of five parcels, located across the street from the Sandy Point Important Bird Area (IBA), from residential to residential/retail is being considered by the West Haven Planning and Zoning Commission during a public hearing this coming Tuesday, July 25th. Two of the parcels are directly adjacent to Old Field Creek which flows into the lagoon at Sandy Point. The lagoon is valuable foraging habitat for breeding Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers, and is used during migration or for foraging by many more bird species of conservation concern. The rezoning would be to encourage revitalization of the properties. Several West Haven residents who live nearby have reached out to the Audubons and are afraid the properties will be redeveloped into either an extensive restaurant complex or condo complex. Building of a new structure at this location could have a major impact on Sandy Point, especially if there are any spills during the construction phase, not to mention it would cut off the local community (many volunteer their time at Sandy Point) from the shore. The residents are asking the birding community to come to the meeting to show their support for Sandy Point.

The Public Meeting will take place on Tuesday July 25th, 2017 at 7pm in Harriet Room North on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 355 Main Street in West Haven. Please consider attending and showing your support for Sandy Point and its birds!!! If you'd like more information, contact Corrie or Miley at the below email addresses.

Thank you,

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
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Date: 7/24/17 8:27 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Late nesting Bluebirds
Angela, according to Birds of New York State bluebirds can raise three broods and the latest egg date is August 18.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/24/17 6:52 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late nesting Bluebirds
A family of 4 bluebirds has returned to my garden, young still asking to be fed - now to my slight dismay in this heat, there are 4 eggs in the box used in June. I've lost nestlings to heat before - what have other people experienced this late, or is this possibly 3rd laying normal? The first eggs in May were duds, second lot fledged 3 or 4 - don't know of course if this is the same family.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/23/17 6:20 pm
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chaffinch Island, Guilford
7/22 - Chaffinch Island Guilford - about 6 Saltmarsh Sparrows in the
salt marsh just west of the park; shorebirds around but in small
numbers: 10 or so Semipalmated Sandpipers, two Greater Yellowlegs, and
a few Willets

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck

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Date: 7/23/17 6:14 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Santa Ana N W R
I have had the pleasure of visiting Santa Ana N W R several times. I never thought the day would come that the refuge would come under such a threat as might happen. Nothing is sacred any more. I support Earthjustice which is an organization of environmental lawyers fighting to save what we have left. I only hope that they can prevail and win the fight to protect what belongs to all Americans. They are my heros.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/23/17 6:00 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR
Not regulations (most of which are currently under attack), but long standing LAWS.
Paul

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Date: 7/23/17 5:58 pm
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Egret in West Hartford/Bloomfield
5:00 PM 7/23/17. Flew east to west over Bloomfield Ave., low and slow,
directly towards Gillette Ridge golf course where there are many ponds and
small marshes. Gorgeous. Could also have been heading to Tumblebrook Golf
Course.

Kat Kuckens
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Date: 7/23/17 5:50 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR

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Date: 7/23/17 5:42 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sharp s Hawk
Again I saw another sighting of an adult Sharpie in my yard here in Harwinton CT. The Bluejays were calling a lot, and Then I saw the Sharpie come out from the back woods flying past me and into the woods across the street. Leads me to believe their was a pair nesting in the back woods this summer. 
Paul Carrier - Harwinton, CT
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Date: 7/23/17 5:27 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR
Don, there was info in there, and links to more. You just have to look
for it. Here is a direct link, included in the post, to some
information on what is known and is not known so far about that
segment of Wall. No panic, just information.

http://refugeassociation.org/2017/07/santa-ana-national-wildlife-refuge-border-wall-through-the-refuge/

Much thanks to Mike and Glenn and others for their factual
contributions to this discussion.

Don, do you have any facts to share with us, alternative or otherwise?

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com



On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 12:32 PM, Don Morgan via CTBirds
<ctbirds...> wrote:
> Despite the air of panic in which this article seems to be written,
> something is missing: What the detrimental effects would be for either birds or
> the Refuge. While the wall might be a barrier for humans, it's intended
> purpose, it should pose very little problem for birds, as far as I can see.
> The Refuge is a great place; I've been there a couple of times and hope to
> go again. But it is also very large, and I suspect the effects on it would
> be minimal as well.
>
> Don Morgan
> Coventry, Ct
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Date: 7/23/17 3:29 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point possible Western Sandpiper
Cynthia, I think what you have is a Semipalmated Sandpiper. Western would have a longer bill that droops at the tip. It just does not have the right jizz for a Western. Maybe others can add to the discussion.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/23/17 2:38 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby
This afternoon seen at Greenstone Hollow Sanctuary f o s Northern Waterthrush. However, the prize was an out of season Northern Parula. A local nester in the state it was certainly a bird on the move. I thought the one I had last year in Enfield August 8 would be my early date for years. So quite the surprise!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/23/17 12:09 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point possible Western Sandpiper
7/23/17- Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich ( beach card required)
At high tide, a possible Western Sandpiper with about 25 Semipalmated Sandpipers, about 4 Least SP, 3 Semipalmated Plovers and a Short-billed Dowitcher. Slightly larger and darker that SPSP with longer and thicker bill that has slight down curve. Photos at ebird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38282958
Cynthia Ehlinger

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Date: 7/23/17 10:02 am
From: Dennis Riordan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR
Audubon has an extensive look at the implications of a border wall for wildlife here: http://www.audubon.org/features/esri-embattled-borderlands <http://www.audubon.org/features/esri-embattled-borderlands>.

From the Pacific to the Gulf, the article reveals how the places where walls have been built have not stopped people, but have stopped wildlife. Construction has been done by ignoring the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and other environmental regulations.

We haven’t been paying attention to the earlier sections of wall. Maybe we should start now.

Dennis Riordan
New Haven
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Date: 7/23/17 4:14 am
From: Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Least Bitterns - North Haven
Observed a pair of Least Bitterns feeding along the opposite bank at the beginning of the Tidal Marsh Trail (behind Target). The female appeared first at 6:00am working the bank and at one point a Great Egret took a poke at her. The male appeared about 6:20am and worked the bank about 100 ft away - never getting much closer to the female. At about 7, the male flew off over the marsh and a couple of minutes later, the female left in the same flight path. They both seemed to have a successful morning of fishing.
A grunting Clapper Rail made a brief appearance as well.

Jason Rieger
Wallingford

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Date: 7/22/17 1:16 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Am. Bittern Correction
After further review and discussion from several very helpful folks it is looking very likely to be a juv.black crowned night heron.  Sorry for the false ID and thanks for the guidance.
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Date: 7/22/17 12:40 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital: ABA Blog Post re: Santa Ana NWR

A few comments on the border wall related to its hydrogeological impacts, an issue that few seem to be talking about (regardless of what one's politics may be) -

In addition to the obvious impacts to terrestrial habitats and the species that call them home, the construction of the border wall could have significant impacts on the hydrogeology in the area. Remember for the TX portion of the wall it would be built a short distance from the Rio Grande River. Surface water in streams/rivers that would typically flow from TX into the Rio Grande have to be able to truly reach the Rio Grande. Similarly, any rivers, or dry river beds, that cross the international border to the west, have to be able to convey their surface water south or north across the border (yes some rivers flow north from Mexico to the US). That is as long as you want to maintain the hydrogeology of the area. However, much of what has been written about the wall would make it sound like it needs to be a an impervious wall that would basically act like a dam - a 2,000-mile long dam just inside the US/Mexico border. If the wall is designed to allow for river water to flow through it, not to mention convey significant flood waters that can occur in the desert southwest, then one would wonder how impervious the wall would be to potential immigrants. In other words, can the wall be designed to be both impermeable to immigrants and permeable to surface waters?

Then consider when the Rio Grande is in flood stage. Under normal flood conditions the river waters flood US lands, Mexico lands, or both (depending on local geography). If the wall is built as an impermeable dam, then there is no opportunity for flooding of US lands, increasing flooding on the Mexico side - the water has to go somewhere. Again changing local hydrogeology, not to mention potential for loss of life or property in Mexico.

And any change in the surface hydrogeology can impact the groundwater conditions in the area. Damming of surface water on the upstream side of the wall can increase groundwater recharge at that location, at the expense of groundwater recharge in the areas that were prevented from receiving the surface water. For those who use groundwater as their water source near the border, even small changes in groundwater depths and quality can have significant impacts.

Then consider water rights along the Rio Grande. There are many users of surface water of the Rio Grande on the TX side of the river. Would these TX users still have access to those waters after the wall is built?

A good summary of these and related issues is provided in this article - https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/community/2017/04/24/trumps-border-wall-could-have-lasting-effect-on-rivers-water-supply

Mike Resch
Pepperell, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 6:43 am
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: ABA Blog Post re: Santa Ana NWR

In case this has not yet been posted here, please read the link below,
to the American Birding Association blog, regarding the potential
effects of a border wall through the refuge. If you feel inclined,
there are ways to voice your opinion via our local senators and reps.

http://blog.aba.org/2017/07/mysantaana-what-birders-can-do-right-now.html

I'll take any heat for posting something happening outside of CT or
involving politics.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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Date: 7/22/17 10:53 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport American Bittern
My first American Bittern on branches over small fresh water pond in Westport.    
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Date: 7/22/17 10:15 am
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR
With all due respect Don, how would you feel about a wall through the Yale Forest?
Alex Delehanty
Storrs, CT

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Date: 7/22/17 9:54 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR
A quick google search had this information come up first. Cut and paste link.


https://thinkprogress.org/trump-border-wall-wildlife-refuge-1e9427af7c7f

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/22/17 9:33 am
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Santa Ana NWR
Despite the air of panic in which this article seems to be written,
something is missing: What the detrimental effects would be for either birds or
the Refuge. While the wall might be a barrier for humans, it's intended
purpose, it should pose very little problem for birds, as far as I can see.
The Refuge is a great place; I've been there a couple of times and hope to
go again. But it is also very large, and I suspect the effects on it would
be minimal as well.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 7/22/17 5:32 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windham Airport / North Windham
At Windham Airport in North Windham, with Doug Warner and Chris Elphick, there were 6 Am. Kestrels, 7 E. Meadowlarks, and 1 molting male Bobolink.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 7/22/17 3:44 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: ABA Blog Post re: Santa Ana NWR
In case this has not yet been posted here, please read the link below,
to the American Birding Association blog, regarding the potential
effects of a border wall through the refuge. If you feel inclined,
there are ways to voice your opinion via our local senators and reps.

http://blog.aba.org/2017/07/mysantaana-what-birders-can-do-right-now.html

I'll take any heat for posting something happening outside of CT or
involving politics.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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