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2/24/18 11:59 am Al Collins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TUNDRA SWANS-Rye,NY
2/24/18 11:28 am Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-shouldered copulation
2/24/18 11:24 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull, Seaside Park, Bridgeport
2/24/18 11:14 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Granby
2/24/18 9:39 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] TUNDRA SWANS-Rye,NY
2/24/18 9:17 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Playland, Rye New York- 140-150 Tundra Swans
2/24/18 7:36 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 21 TUNDRA SWANS
2/24/18 6:34 am Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT
2/23/18 12:44 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Spring has definitely arrived at our house.
2/23/18 11:48 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SNOW GOOSE flock Seaside Park
2/23/18 8:54 am Charla Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy Owl, Milford Pt
2/23/18 8:16 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wood ducks, ring -necks and kingfisher
2/22/18 7:29 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Grackles, Sherman
2/22/18 8:14 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] tick warning
2/22/18 7:43 am Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] tick warning
2/22/18 5:47 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-winged Blackbirds - Washington, CT
2/22/18 3:04 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT premature send
2/22/18 3:02 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT spring peepers
2/21/18 8:58 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Spring in February
2/21/18 7:24 pm Jonathan Trouern-Trend via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Woodcock - Simsbury
2/21/18 5:48 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Peepers
2/21/18 5:42 pm Robert Reginio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3767, Issue 1
2/21/18 5:01 pm Judd Everhart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peepers
2/21/18 4:43 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
2/21/18 4:20 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcock in Sherman
2/21/18 3:51 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
2/21/18 3:40 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcocks
2/21/18 3:04 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wolcott Woodcocks
2/21/18 2:28 pm Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RW Blackbirds
2/21/18 2:03 pm beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pintail
2/21/18 1:25 pm Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] State street, Hamden
2/21/18 1:22 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] State street, Hamden
2/21/18 12:05 pm Loretta Ward via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4011, Issue 1
2/21/18 11:23 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seaside park
2/21/18 10:47 am Nuhn/Morand via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Eagle
2/21/18 10:12 am Deborah Cushman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nod Brook WMA, Avon
2/21/18 9:41 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grass island
2/21/18 9:28 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Noah Strycker - BirdCallsRadio
2/21/18 8:38 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] IMPORTANT - CTBirds down time
2/21/18 6:16 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Inland Lakes opening up
2/20/18 6:49 pm Gina - Sunrise via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcocks displaying at Silver Sands, Milford
2/20/18 2:03 pm Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Project Puffin's Steve Kress at Audubon Greenwich March 3rd
2/20/18 12:46 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Wood Duck and TV's
2/20/18 7:29 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Killdeer
2/19/18 9:13 am Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sharp-shinned Hawk
2/19/18 6:35 am Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No. Pintails
2/18/18 8:05 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mansfield Center Ross’s Goose continues
2/17/18 3:01 pm Becky Coley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (CT Birds) Lebanon
2/17/18 2:12 pm JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Don Morgan Update
2/17/18 10:53 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
2/17/18 9:21 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Merganser Deering Pond/Kellogg Pond, Norwalk
2/17/18 9:20 am Jim Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose Mansfield
2/17/18 8:04 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
2/17/18 7:55 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birds observed in Orange this morning
2/17/18 5:25 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mansfield Ross’s Goose
2/17/18 4:10 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] EARED GREBE photos
2/16/18 8:47 pm MATTHEW via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy Owl,Old Lyme
2/16/18 8:28 pm Matthew Male via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snowy owl,Old Lyme
2/16/18 8:28 pm Matthew Male via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy owl,Old Lyme
2/16/18 6:04 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington pics 2-16-18
2/16/18 2:17 pm Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snipe, S. Windsor
2/16/18 1:38 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Thick-billed Mure YES
2/16/18 1:00 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Thick-billed Mure YES
2/16/18 12:29 pm Charla Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point, Snowy Owl
2/16/18 11:49 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding guide/suggestions for Iceland?
2/16/18 10:24 am Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thick-billed Mure YES
2/16/18 9:21 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose continues, Pleasant Valley Rd, Mansfield Center
2/16/18 9:19 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Murre Update 2
2/16/18 8:47 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Murre Update 2
2/16/18 8:36 am LARRY AKERS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Murre Update
2/16/18 7:51 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Murre Update
2/16/18 7:21 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point - Murre
2/16/18 6:56 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point - Thick-billed Murre
2/15/18 5:28 pm Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Website Link
2/15/18 4:31 pm Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting
2/15/18 4:12 pm Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting
2/15/18 3:30 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early Blackbirds
2/15/18 1:43 pm Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red wings and Grackles
2/15/18 11:19 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook
2/15/18 8:28 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut Audubon "Howl at the Moon" Adirondack Night Event
2/15/18 6:38 am Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Early Blackbirds
2/15/18 5:17 am DOUGLAS WARNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose - Mansfield
2/15/18 4:59 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early Blackbirds
2/14/18 1:14 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Grace Farms Bird Walks Feb 17
2/14/18 6:45 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mansfield Ross’s goose
2/13/18 1:25 pm Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-winged Blackbirds
2/13/18 1:12 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Floyd Scholz Master Bird Carver - BirdCallsRadio
2/13/18 12:43 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mansfield Center Ross’s Goose.
2/13/18 12:25 pm fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Snowy continues
2/13/18 11:23 am Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy at Hammo
2/13/18 9:31 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January (corrected)
2/13/18 9:11 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White Fronted Goose
2/13/18 9:02 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose, Broadbrook Mill Pond
2/12/18 5:20 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
2/12/18 1:17 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs Ross’s Goose
2/12/18 12:10 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] EARED GREBE continues, Stonington
2/12/18 11:54 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gulls in compost pile in Salem
2/12/18 10:30 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
2/12/18 10:18 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
2/12/18 8:34 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
2/12/18 8:22 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Attention all Bird Groups
2/12/18 6:53 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
2/11/18 5:49 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull
2/11/18 1:29 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital MEW GULL-Orient, NY 2/10
2/10/18 12:56 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Snowy Owl
2/10/18 12:27 pm fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Eiders, Long-tails, etc.
2/10/18 10:56 am Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Milford Woodducks CTBirds Digest, Vol 4000, Issue 2
2/10/18 9:17 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] charitable giving
2/10/18 8:58 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford, Wood Ducks
2/10/18 8:52 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy Owl, Hammonasset
2/10/18 8:48 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds - East Hartford
2/10/18 8:22 am Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Ravens & Ring-necked Duck at Lake Saltonstall, Branford
2/10/18 7:53 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Harlequin Duck
2/10/18 7:15 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canada Geese
2/10/18 7:08 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leete's Island - Pintails
2/10/18 7:07 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snipe in Storrs
2/10/18 5:49 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point - Snowy Owl and Iceland Gull
2/9/18 5:00 pm Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] response to " Refuge in name only"
2/9/18 1:06 pm cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglet in Greens Farms Thursday
2/9/18 7:39 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] W Haven Harlequin
2/8/18 9:00 pm Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon Tuesday’s meeting
2/8/18 6:25 pm John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] More Kent Siskins
2/8/18 2:34 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Refuge in name only?
2/7/18 6:07 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A Winter Boom of Snowy Owls Masks a Host of Climate Threats
2/7/18 9:07 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eared Grebe Continues
2/7/18 5:02 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Passport to Parks Program, Providing Connecticut Residents Greater Access to State Park System
2/7/18 4:33 am Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Passport to Parks Program, Providing Connecticut Residents Greater Access to State Park System
2/6/18 11:53 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ken Elkins - BirdCallsRadio Power of Birds for Dementia
2/6/18 8:02 am Ann Lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eared grebe stonington town dock
2/5/18 3:26 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC First Wednesday postponed
2/5/18 2:10 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose & Greater White-fronted Goose Westport
2/5/18 10:16 am John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Siskin, Kent
2/5/18 7:08 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black headed Gull. Barn island. Stonington
2/5/18 6:22 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eared Grebe- Stoning ton town Dock
2/5/18 6:17 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle
2/4/18 2:45 pm Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thames River on Sunday
2/4/18 9:37 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Snow Goose
2/4/18 9:26 am DOUGLAS WARNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eared Grebe -Stonington and Mure
2/4/18 7:50 am Robert White via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Snow Goose
2/4/18 6:57 am Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thick-billed Follow Up
2/4/18 6:38 am Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] THICK-BILLED MURRE Stonington Point
2/4/18 5:39 am Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Geese
2/4/18 5:14 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven - Harlequin Duck
2/4/18 3:35 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
2/4/18 3:02 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Horned Owl
2/3/18 8:36 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hatchery walks
2/3/18 7:17 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL II RESULTS
2/3/18 6:11 pm beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rough-legged Hawk
2/3/18 5:17 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Ross's Geese Continue
2/3/18 3:55 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Corrections - Long Beach, Stratford, Feb 1, 2018
2/3/18 2:21 pm Colleen Lord via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin joined by Northern Pintail
2/3/18 12:17 pm Robert Askins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe at Smith Cove, Waterford
2/3/18 11:53 am Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose Guilford
2/3/18 11:42 am Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Snow Goose
2/3/18 9:48 am Dave Rauch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle
2/3/18 9:37 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy owl stratford
2/3/18 9:37 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin joined by Northern Pintail
2/3/18 9:27 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn island, stonington
2/3/18 9:22 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrows Goldeneye
2/3/18 7:38 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose, Fairfield County Hunt Club
2/3/18 7:15 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Glaucous Gull
2/3/18 5:58 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin Duck
2/2/18 2:27 pm Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte’s Gulls @ Greenwich Harbor/Grass Island Greenwich
2/2/18 2:18 pm Craig Minor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Turkeys
2/2/18 11:13 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New faces at Grass island, Greenwich
2/2/18 8:35 am Paula Verderame via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] 2/10 EagleFest, Croton Point Park, NY (Hudson River). 9am-4pm
2/2/18 6:12 am Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood Duck, New Britain
2/1/18 7:25 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington
2/1/18 6:19 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Long Beach, Stratford, Feb 1, 2018
2/1/18 6:16 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2/10 EagleFest, Croton Point Park, NY (Hudson River). 9am-4pm
2/1/18 5:01 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose @ Hunt Club Westport
2/1/18 3:47 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Male Kestrel
2/1/18 3:32 pm beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thursday in Enfield and South Windsor
2/1/18 2:00 pm Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon app for iPhone
2/1/18 1:35 pm Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Currently accepting applications for a Coastal Waterbird Technician
2/1/18 12:44 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose,Guilford
2/1/18 12:09 pm eml08 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington Geese
2/1/18 11:03 am Denise Jernigan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin Duck
2/1/18 10:07 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Time to send in the Big January lists!
2/1/18 9:41 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] location Desmond’s Pond?
2/1/18 8:47 am Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] location Desmond’s Pond?
2/1/18 7:21 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Griswold Point - Iceland Gulls
1/31/18 6:35 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Groton Iceland Gull, Lapland Longspur
1/31/18 6:24 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Current CT Snowy Owls? Gt Meadows? Milford?
1/31/18 2:05 pm Eric Larson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington Flats
1/31/18 1:22 pm Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe, Rusty Blackbirds, etc
1/31/18 9:50 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain
1/31/18 9:40 am Jonathan Trouern-Trend via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker - East Hartford
1/31/18 9:36 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Long-Tails
1/31/18 8:49 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull
1/31/18 8:27 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck, West Haven
1/31/18 6:45 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck, West Haven
1/31/18 6:05 am Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coot in northern end Union Pond Manchester
1/31/18 4:04 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck continues
1/30/18 6:32 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grace Farms Bird Walks Feb 17
1/30/18 2:40 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] A Letter For Americans
1/30/18 1:33 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck
1/30/18 10:37 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Of Snowy Owl Inerest
1/30/18 9:16 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A Letter For Americans
1/29/18 8:46 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford back yard, Red Shouldered Hawk and Raven.
1/29/18 6:04 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Ross's Goose?
1/29/18 1:15 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Windsor - Strong Rd and Station 43 - Monday 1/29
1/29/18 10:20 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Snowy owl presentation
1/29/18 10:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital BARNACLE GOOSE- NY
1/29/18 9:07 am Spector, David \(Biology\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain Wood Duck
1/29/18 8:49 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] coot union pond Manchester
1/29/18 6:43 am Brian O'Toole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grass Island, Greenwich - 4 Redheads
1/29/18 4:16 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Big January Ends on Wednesday!
1/28/18 2:19 pm Bob Cartoceti via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Raven
1/28/18 12:16 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye
1/28/18 11:58 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow Headed Blackbird
1/28/18 11:17 am Anne Kehmna via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White Fronted Goose Farmington
1/28/18 10:08 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Raven
1/28/18 8:00 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Moraine Trail, Meigs Point, Hammonasset - King Eider, Red Necked Grebe, Iceland Gull
1/28/18 7:47 am Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Paul Desjardins gets a mention in the NYTimes Book Review
1/28/18 7:00 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose, Fairfield Hunt Club
1/27/18 5:44 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL II
1/27/18 4:14 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whooping cranes
1/27/18 3:57 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL II
1/27/18 2:40 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Pt. to Milford pt. birds
1/27/18 2:33 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NYTimes: R. Prum review, "Passion and Peril of Birding"
1/27/18 1:20 pm Jo Fasciolo via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jo Fasciolo has shared an eBird checklist with you from Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk on Jan 27, 2018 - 1:35 PM
1/27/18 11:59 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Redheads
1/27/18 10:09 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Manchester
1/27/18 8:35 am John Shepard via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cedar Waxwings
1/27/18 8:25 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] union pond Manchester - Iceland gull
1/27/18 6:41 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] northern pintail - farmington
1/27/18 6:32 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] northern pintail - farmington
1/27/18 6:22 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Gr White Fr Goose Farmington meadows in bend of river fr cemetary
1/27/18 5:42 am Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gr White Fr Goose Farmington meadows in bend of river fr cemetary
1/26/18 2:41 pm William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BT Grackles -No- at Cricket-Stratford
1/26/18 12:07 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: The Birdwatcher by Owen Elphick
1/26/18 11:07 am Larry . via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Patuxent Whooping Cranes
1/26/18 10:10 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Windsor
1/26/18 10:08 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Windsor
1/26/18 9:18 am Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose - Farmington 1/25 - better directions
1/26/18 8:22 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Not good
1/26/18 8:14 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Long Tails
1/25/18 3:28 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose - Farmington 1/25 - better directions
1/25/18 2:02 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New haven
1/25/18 11:11 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk N. Shovelers
1/25/18 10:31 am Christine Chinni via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington - Greater White Fronted Goose and Ring Neck Ducks
1/25/18 9:15 am A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canvasback Grass Island Greenwich
1/25/18 6:11 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Barrow’s Goldeneye
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1/25/18 4:30 am Parrot via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island Black headed Gull
 
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Date: 2/24/18 11:59 am
From: Al Collins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TUNDRA SWANS-Rye,NY
I photographed d flock of ~130 Tundra Swans in Long Island Sound south of Eaton's Neck this morning at 11:30. Also present were ~850 White-winged Scoter and 5 Common Eider.

Picture here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5gSBmiL6BX2ULG6S2
[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dg6AdhQXrlt4TV5ZaIDyH05OX4PqnykH8juIruXu0cXxrmwWm24vVp0DxbZ7rkb7JElqwHsOfsZWcSlRKWSZXOeD1R8dTUEq1wvKuvs91vAv_cg2w2apBHw-fFEn6jAipIJhsZ2WjQ=w600-h315-p-k]<https://photos.app.goo.gl/5gSBmiL6BX2ULG6S2>

New photo by Al Collins<https://photos.app.goo.gl/5gSBmiL6BX2ULG6S2>
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Subject: [CT Birds] TUNDRA SWANS-Rye,NY

Second flock of about 20 flying east towards Greenwich about five minutes
ago 12:30

Stefan Martin
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Date: 2/24/18 11:28 am
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered copulation
2/24/18 - New Milford - 1:00 PM we observed our local pair of Red-shouldered Hawks mate roughly 2 minutes after the female finished devouring a chipmunk while standing on the nest. Copulation took place in deciduous tree 80’ west of nest location at approximately same elevation. Last years nest (believed used at least 2 previous years) was about 1000' south of this years location and both within 500’ from Candlewood Lake shoreline, nest in branching of main tree trunk. The pair has been extremely vocal the past 2 weeks. Nest approximately 45’ in elevation. Prior to copulation, while female ripping chipmunk apart, the male made several large circles in flight around and above the nest site giving several vocalizations. Birds went silent after copulating but also coincided with the start of consistent rain. This pair has been in our neighborhood for the past 5 years.

2/19/18 - New Milford / Kent - now fully open Housatonic River above Bulls Bridge dam - 48 Common Merganser, 3 Hooded Mergs and 3 Wood Duck joined yesterday with numerous Canada Geese on water since river became ice free.

Jim Dugan & Jackie Eaton
New Milford
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Date: 2/24/18 11:24 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull, Seaside Park, Bridgeport
In water just off beach 0.5 mile from the east end of the park.

Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT

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Date: 2/24/18 11:14 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby


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This afternoon seen at East Granby Farms Eastern Meadowlark.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 2/24/18 9:39 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] TUNDRA SWANS-Rye,NY
Second flock of about 20 flying east towards Greenwich about five minutes
ago 12:30

Stefan Martin
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Date: 2/24/18 9:17 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Playland, Rye New York- 140-150 Tundra Swans
Circling the lake moving east and then back west. 12:15

Stefan Martin
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Date: 2/24/18 7:36 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 21 TUNDRA SWANS
2/24/18, 10:30 AM -- Yard, Westport


21 TUNDRA SWANS just flew over due west.

Preston Lust, Westport
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Date: 2/24/18 6:34 am
From: Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT
I know it’s still winter and not much going on but I haven’t seen an email from list in a while - is list being updated or did I do something stupid like blocked list?

Marty
New Milford

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Date: 2/23/18 12:44 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spring has definitely arrived at our house.
This morning Mr. Red-belly started drumming on the chimney cap right
outside our bedroom window. This has been a favorite sounding board of his
for a number of years, no doubt due to the deafening result.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 2/23/18 11:48 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SNOW GOOSE flock Seaside Park
2/23. Bridgeport , Seaside Park - flock of 17 SNOW GEESE feeding among flocks of Brant and Canada Geese on ballfields now, 2:45.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 2/23/18 8:54 am
From: Charla Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl, Milford Pt
From Steve Spector, Snowy Owl, Milford Point, main sandbar, 2/23/18, 11:30 AM
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Date: 2/23/18 8:16 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wood ducks, ring -necks and kingfisher


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Chris and Pat,

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Subject: Wood ducks, ring -necks and kingfisher



Salem. Old New London Road, pond with GB Her on foolery has opened up. Good views of listed species. At 10:30 AM

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Date: 2/22/18 7:29 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Grackles, Sherman
2/22 - Sherman - flock of about 100 common grackles in village, quite a cacaphony
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 2/22/18 8:14 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] tick warning
A dog walk in Guilford's Timberlands Preserve saw a tick getting on my pooches head. Saw it once we were home.
Joe in North Madison


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Subject: [CT Birds] tick warning


Walking in a forest trail in the West Hartford MDC reservoir number 6 area, I got some scratches on my bare legs and later when I was putting ointment on them, I noticed an embedded tiny tick on the back of my leg. I know they can come out early in the spring, but give me a break, February 21?  Also had a carpenter bee and houseflies around the house.

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Date: 2/22/18 7:43 am
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] tick warning

Walking in a forest trail in the West Hartford MDC reservoir number 6 area, I got some scratches on my bare legs and later when I was putting ointment on them, I noticed an embedded tiny tick on the back of my leg. I know they can come out early in the spring, but give me a break, February 21? Also had a carpenter bee and houseflies around the house.

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Date: 2/22/18 5:47 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-winged Blackbirds - Washington, CT
Noted two male Red-winged Blackbirds and one male Brown Cowbird by my bird feeder, briefly, this morning. I consider seeing male Red-winged Blackbirds as an early sign that Spring is not too far off.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 2/22/18 3:04 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT premature send
Spring peepers heard this morning in Vernon near Rt. 31.


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Date: 2/22/18 3:02 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT spring peepers
Heard t

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Date: 2/21/18 8:58 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spring in February
While Red-winged Blackbirds, Grackles, Cowbirds and Robins are seen all winter here near the shoreline, this evening the Robins and Blackbirds actually did some singing.

A nice sound, but most unusual for February!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 2/21/18 7:24 pm
From: Jonathan Trouern-Trend via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Woodcock - Simsbury
2 American woodcocks calling - Lincoln Lane, Simsbury.

Jonathan Trouern-Trend
Marlborough

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Date: 2/21/18 5:48 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Peepers


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I also heard them both yesterday and today.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 2/21/18 5:42 pm
From: Robert Reginio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3767, Issue 1


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> 1. Extralimital rarities (Frank Mantlik)
> 2. Bethlehem W-e Vireo, Wood Thrushes (greg hanisek)
> 3. Re: Wood Thrushes (Chris Elphick)
> 4. Tropical Storm Cindy -Frigatebirds (Frank Mantlik)
> 5. Colchester Deck (Ernest Harris)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:54:59 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital rarities
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> Regional rare birds of note recently:
> -YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS, photographed 6/18 on rock of Pond Island, (off Popham Beach), Maine. ??http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S37695893
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> -BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS (10) - 6/19. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S37696876
>
> -BROWN PELICAN - 6/20. Salisbury, Newburyport, MA.
> -FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER - 6/18 &19. Cape May, NJ.
> NY, Long Island: ?ARCTIC TERN, Nickerson Beach 6/19.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? FRANKLIN'S GULL, Northport 6/18.
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? BROWN BOOBY, Nickerson Beach a few days ago; now deceased.
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Many GREAT SHEARWATERS & other seabirds a few days ago.
>
> BROWN BOOBY: Corbett's Pond, Windham, NH, for 1-2 weeks.
> HENSLOW'S SPARROW, Wallkill, NY for about 2 weeks.Photos I took on June 14 are here: ? ?http://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/
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> Frank MantlikStratford
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> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:43:30 +0000 (UTC)
> From: greg hanisek <ctgregh...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Bethlehem W-e Vireo, Wood Thrushes
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> This morning on Magnolia Hill Road, east of Hard Hill Road, a White-eyed Vireo was singing in typical scrubby habitat. ?Also along this c 0.8-mile stretch to the end of Magnolia were 3 Wood Thrushes and 3 Field Sparrows. Nice mix of habitats. Apropos recent posts about Wood Thrush, I drove home (slowly) threw good thrush areas in Bethlehem, Watertown and Middlebury, hearing 5 more Wood Thrushes from the car.?
> I've noticed in my regular haunts, especially with Wood Thrushes and Veerys, that either one can have a very good singing day while the other doesn't, and vice versa. I only had 2 Veerys today, and I know they're well-represented in the areas I covered. Consequently it's very hard to get a handle on their presence with one day's pass through an area. Of course anyone getting an impression from their neighborhood or on a frequently visited patch will have a better feel. Still, these populations have their yearly ups and downs. That why efforts like the SBCs (and diligent eBird entries over time) offer valuable information.?
> Greg HanisekWaterbury?
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> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:26:58 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Chris Elphick <elphick...>
> To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
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> As most people on ctbirds probably know, wood thrushes have been undergoing a long-term population decline in the state. That said, I would caution anyone from reading too much into the apparent changes at any given location, or even in any one year.?
>
> This link goes to an animated graphic that Chris Field (postdoc in my lab) made a few years ago using the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data for the state:http://www.ctbirdtrends.org/woodthrush.html
> The graph on the right shows how the average wood thrush population has declined over the past 40 years.? (Note, if your internet is as slow as mine, you might need to wait a minute or two for the animation to load and for the graphs to show all the information they contain.) The graph on the left shows the actual data, with each bar representing the total count for a given BBS route.? The grey horizontal line shows the average population size in 1966 when the survey began, and the shifting blue line shows how that average changes from year to year (corresponding with the points in the graph on the right).
>
> If you look at how the bars for individual BBS routes bounce around in the left-hand graph you'll see dramatic shifts from year to year.? Averaged over all sites, however, the overall trend does go up and down some, but it follows a fairly steady (and far less dramatic) decline that at any individual site.? None of that up and down at individual sites is especially unusual for a songbird population, yet it is often what is most apparent to us during day-to-day birding, frequently exaggerating our impressions of how things are changing overall.?
>
> It is also my impression that we generally take more note of local absences of expected species than their reappearance .. this is certainly true for me ... I'll notice if my local Carolina wren or mockingbird disappears for a year, but I often don't pay nearly as much attention to their return a couple of years later.? Also, I think people are far more likely to post a message about an absence of local birds, than about their continued persistence (or return) - again possibly creating a misleading impression of how bad things are overall.
> Having said all that, I should emphasize that I do not mean to minimize the loss of species, even locally.? Serious regional/long-term declines always start with a series of local/short-term declines.? I just wanted to point out that fluctuating populations are normal, especially at a local scale, and that we really need to look through all that noise and find out what the bigger/broader signals are, so that we can focus our attention on those.
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> Chris
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:34:56 -0400
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Tropical Storm Cindy -Frigatebirds
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> Some CT birders may be aware of one (or two) MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS that appeared in recent weeks off Cape Cod, MA, then along the southern coast of Maine (Prout's Neck).
> Well yesterday in LA, there was an eBird report of an accurate count (photos & video) of 800 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS along the Mississippi River near New Orleans. It would seem logical that this unusual concentration is a result of Tropical Storm Cindy, currently in the Gulf of Mexico.
> Check it out:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S37714358
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> Something for CT birders to keep in mind as the storm eventually heads east and north.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:45:00 -0400
> From: Ernest Harris <pdlqlt...>
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
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> 6/21/2017- Colchester Deck-Summer ,and a gloriously birdy morning: 4:15AM- Boisterous dawn chorus!; 5:45-6:45AM- 34 species including: vireos( YT&RE), Ruby-throated Hummingbird(m&f), Flycatchers( phoebe,pewee, great-crested), Scarlet Tanager, Chimney Swift, Cooper?s Hawk ( w. bird-prey), Louisiana Water Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Am. Redstart ( m feeding fledgling). Delightful! Ernie
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Date: 2/21/18 5:01 pm
From: Judd Everhart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peepers
Surely I can't be the only one who heard peepers tonight... I'm in Bethel,
CT.

Judd Everhart
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Date: 2/21/18 4:43 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This afternoon seen from the Newberry Road section 7 species of ducks best being 8 Northern Pintails. However, the best bird there was a Greater White Fronted Goose which was # 235 for my stn 43 list.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 2/21/18 4:20 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock in Sherman
2/21 - report of two woodcock peenting in Sherman today.
Near Hatch Pond, South Kent, 18 Red-winded-Blackbirds (including 3 females) and 8 Common Grackles singing but pond still ice-covered. Pair of Red-tailed Hawks. No ducks.

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 2/21/18 3:51 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
2/21 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10am-12pm , foggy
early then clearing. low tide rising.
On marsh: 12 American Black ducks, 1 Great black backed gull, about 54
Ring billed gulls, about 162 Canada Geese flyovers, 3 Mute swans, 1
Northern Harrier flyover.
At feeders 1 female Red Winged Blackbird, 1 male Cardinal, 2 House
finches, 4 Common Grackles and house sparrows.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 2/21/18 3:40 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks
Where would a good spot in the new haven area be to find a woodcock? And when?

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Date: 2/21/18 3:04 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wolcott Woodcocks
Just heard American Woodcocks peenting in my neighborhood.  If you have a favorite spot to find Woodcocks, tonight would be a good night to go out and look for them.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 2/21/18 2:28 pm
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RW Blackbirds
Over 50 male Red-winged Blackbirds under feeders this a.m. with about a
dozen grackles. Happy Spring.



Cindi Kobak

North Guilford

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Date: 2/21/18 2:03 pm
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pintail
Drake Pintail in the wetlands east of the bandshell off Ironhorse Blvd.in Simsbury; Wednesday. at 4:00 p.m.
Doug BeachSimsbury

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Date: 2/21/18 1:25 pm
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] State street, Hamden
Thanks


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Subject: [CT Birds] State street, Hamden

2 adult bald eagles on state street in Hamden by the Mason store

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Date: 2/21/18 1:22 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] State street, Hamden
2 adult bald eagles on state street in Hamden by the Mason store

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Date: 2/21/18 12:05 pm
From: Loretta Ward via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4011, Issue 1
Thank you for all you do

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> 1. FOY Wood Duck and TV's (Angela Dimmitt)
> 2. Project Puffin's Steve Kress at Audubon Greenwich March 3rd
> (Ryan Maclean)
> 3. Woodcocks displaying at Silver Sands, Milford (Gina - Sunrise)
> 4. Inland Lakes opening up (Jack Swatt)
> 5. IMPORTANT - CTBirds down time (Roy Harvey)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:45:27 -0500
> From: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Wood Duck and TV's
> Message-ID: <161b4f6c8ca-c8a-ab18...>
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> 2/19 - Housatonic above Veterans' Bridge, New Milford - first of year Wood Duck (4 pairs) and also FOY Turkey Vultures (3)
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
>
>
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:03:07 -0500
> From: Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Project Puffin's Steve Kress at Audubon Greenwich
> March 3rd
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> We're excited to announce that Dr. Steve Kress (Founder of Project Puffin
> and Vice President of Bird Conservation for National Audubon) will be
> joining us as a guest speaker at Audubon Greenwich next Saturday, March
> 3rd. He will be talking about the role of Atlantic Puffins in Maine as
> indicators of climate change and how we can create better backyard habitats
> for birds as they adapt to these changes.
>
> This FREE talk is part of our ongoing series of Pollinator Potluck events
> presented by the Greenwich Garden Club, Audubon Greenwich, Green Fingers
> Gardening Club and the Hortulus Conservation Committee. Attendees are
> encouraged to contribute appetizers or beverages to share! Desserts
> provided by Happiness Is...Catering and organic wine tasting provided by
> The Study Fine Wines & Spirits during cocktails and Q&A session.
>
> To RSVP and to sign up to bring an appetizer or bottle of wine, contact Kim
> Gregory @ (203) 918?5254 or <staglanefarm...>
> Cocktail hour is 6:00-7:00 PM, Presentation is 7:00-7:30 PM
>
> More info below:
> http://greenwich.audubon.org/events/pollinator-potluck-ft-steve-kress-climate-plankton-puffins
>
> -Ryan MacLean
> Audubon Greenwich
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:48:43 -0500
> From: Gina - Sunrise <gina...>
> To: posting list <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks displaying at Silver Sands, Milford
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> 2/20/2018 -- There were at least two American Woodcocks displaying this
> evening at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. Flight display and
> peenting!
> Happy Spring!
> With Frank Gallo.
>
> Gina Nichol
> Branford, CT
> <gina...>
> www.sunrisebirding.com
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:15:40 -0500
> From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
> To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Inland Lakes opening up
> Message-ID: <71924E1F-08E2-4AAB-A74C-A78E96A9707C...>
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> With the warmer weather opening up the inland lakes I decided to check out Bishops Pond in Meriden as well as McKenzie reservoir and North Farms reservoir in Wallingford. The first things noticeable are the singing song sparrows and all around the lakes Redwinged Blackbirds were perched up high and sTaking an early claim on their territories. On the lakes some Wigeons are arriving in small numbers to go along with the Mallards and Black Ducks. At North Farms there was a lone Common Goldeneye and three Wood Ducks. Nothing unusual found.
>
> Jack Swatt
>
> Wolcott
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:33:22 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] IMPORTANT - CTBirds down time
> Message-ID: <517528279.2885204.1519230802394...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
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> The vendor we use for CTBirds must make some changes at some point over the next week or so.? This will mean CTBirds will be down for an unknown number of hours.
>
> We DO NOT KNOW WHICH DAY it will happen (except that it should not be Sunday).
>
> We have been told it will start around 8:00 AM.? After the vendor does what they have to do, we have to make a change at our end.? We can't predict how long that will take.? Once our change is made it may not take full effect for a couple of hours.
>
> The bottom line: on some day, starting around 8 AM, CTBirds will become unavailable, and it will be AT LEAST a couple of hours (but possibly most of the day!) until it is fully restored.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 2/21/18 11:23 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seaside park
1 Barrow’s goldeneye at tip of seaside park in Bridgeport hassled by a merganser. Pic on ebird report.

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Date: 2/21/18 10:47 am
From: Nuhn/Morand via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Eagle
2/21. Bald Eagle on nest in Guilford. Road to the Yacht Club, on left side as you enter.Nancy Morand

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Date: 2/21/18 10:12 am
From: Deborah Cushman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nod Brook WMA, Avon
North Pond is 90% clear and South Pond about 25% clear.
Hooded Mergansers 11
Common Mergansers 8
Ring Necked Ducks 6
Canada Geese XX
Gull sp. 1

Deb Cushman, Simsbury
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Date: 2/21/18 9:41 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grass island
Grass island in Greenwich:

1 coot
3 redheads
Numerous Scaup
Several Buffleheads
10 gadwall

Monica

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Date: 2/21/18 9:28 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Noah Strycker - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next guest Noah Strycker; birdwatcher, author and adventurer http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 2/21/18 8:38 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] IMPORTANT - CTBirds down time
The vendor we use for CTBirds must make some changes at some point over the next week or so.  This will mean CTBirds will be down for an unknown number of hours.

We DO NOT KNOW WHICH DAY it will happen (except that it should not be Sunday).

We have been told it will start around 8:00 AM.  After the vendor does what they have to do, we have to make a change at our end.  We can't predict how long that will take.  Once our change is made it may not take full effect for a couple of hours.

The bottom line: on some day, starting around 8 AM, CTBirds will become unavailable, and it will be AT LEAST a couple of hours (but possibly most of the day!) until it is fully restored.

Good birding!

Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 2/21/18 6:16 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Inland Lakes opening up
With the warmer weather opening up the inland lakes I decided to check out Bishops Pond in Meriden as well as McKenzie reservoir and North Farms reservoir in Wallingford. The first things noticeable are the singing song sparrows and all around the lakes Redwinged Blackbirds were perched up high and sTaking an early claim on their territories. On the lakes some Wigeons are arriving in small numbers to go along with the Mallards and Black Ducks. At North Farms there was a lone Common Goldeneye and three Wood Ducks. Nothing unusual found.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott

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Date: 2/20/18 6:49 pm
From: Gina - Sunrise via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks displaying at Silver Sands, Milford
2/20/2018 -- There were at least two American Woodcocks displaying this
evening at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. Flight display and
peenting!
Happy Spring!
With Frank Gallo.

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT
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www.sunrisebirding.com

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Date: 2/20/18 2:03 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Project Puffin's Steve Kress at Audubon Greenwich March 3rd
We're excited to announce that Dr. Steve Kress (Founder of Project Puffin
and Vice President of Bird Conservation for National Audubon) will be
joining us as a guest speaker at Audubon Greenwich next Saturday, March
3rd. He will be talking about the role of Atlantic Puffins in Maine as
indicators of climate change and how we can create better backyard habitats
for birds as they adapt to these changes.

This FREE talk is part of our ongoing series of Pollinator Potluck events
presented by the Greenwich Garden Club, Audubon Greenwich, Green Fingers
Gardening Club and the Hortulus Conservation Committee. Attendees are
encouraged to contribute appetizers or beverages to share! Desserts
provided by Happiness Is...Catering and organic wine tasting provided by
The Study Fine Wines & Spirits during cocktails and Q&A session.

To RSVP and to sign up to bring an appetizer or bottle of wine, contact Kim
Gregory @ (203) 918‑5254 or <staglanefarm...>
Cocktail hour is 6:00-7:00 PM, Presentation is 7:00-7:30 PM

More info below:
http://greenwich.audubon.org/events/pollinator-potluck-ft-steve-kress-climate-plankton-puffins

-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich
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Date: 2/20/18 12:46 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Wood Duck and TV's
2/19 - Housatonic above Veterans' Bridge, New Milford - first of year Wood Duck (4 pairs) and also FOY Turkey Vultures (3)
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 2/20/18 7:29 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Killdeer
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 2 Killdeer, one in the circle and one on the model airplane field parking area

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 2/19/18 9:13 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sharp-shinned Hawk
We found a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk trapped in our screen porch at 8:30am
today. After I propped open the screen door and encouraged it to fly out, we
discovered that the top screen panel on the door was pulled from its wooden
frame. The hawk must have been chasing a bird across our deck and hit the
screen with such force that it pushed right through. None the worse for its
mishap, it flew off strongly.



Cin and Bill Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 2/19/18 6:35 am
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No. Pintails
9:30am 2/19/18 7 No. Pintails with puddlers at Leetes Is. marsh Rt. 146 side Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 2/18/18 8:05 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mansfield Center Ross’s Goose continues
The Ross’s Goose continues in the snow on Mansfield Center Rd just north of the junction with Stearn’s Road in Mansfield Center. Also in the corn stubble on the south side of Stearn’s Road was a flock of 100 or so Horned Larks.
Earlier there was a first cycle Iceland Gull in the Gull flock in the BJ’s parking lot on Main Street in Willimantic.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 2/17/18 3:01 pm
From: Becky Coley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (CT Birds) Lebanon
1030 FOY (for this birder)Northern Harrier: adult male, 'Grey Ghost'Seen in area where a pair is usually seen.
Becky Coley

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Date: 2/17/18 2:12 pm
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Don Morgan Update
After his recent accident, Don has undergone a series of operations to, hopefully, restore some degree of lost vision. The latest operation on his right eye has proved to be more successful than either his physician, or Don, had thought possible. Future surgery is planned for the left eye; but still, with very low medical expectations. Don can now at least distinguish larger shapes in brighter light conditions sufficient to allow him to navigate, for the most, with minimum assistance.  Although even with good lighting it is still like "seeing things at dusk".  As he describes it, he might be able to recognize a goose if it walked in front of him, but not a warbler. (But we all know that he would hear the warbler first anyways!)  Don would like to thank everybody in the birding community who has been reaching out to wish him the best. He especially enjoys to hear about and share your birding experiences. His contact number is 860-742-8108.
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Date: 2/17/18 10:53 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Waterfowl are starting to move. This morning seen from the Newberry Road section of stn 43 5 species of ducks best being at least 15 Wood Ducks (probably more) Green Winged Teal and 3 American Wigeons. Also a Rusty Blackbird.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 2/17/18 9:21 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Merganser Deering Pond/Kellogg Pond, Norwalk
Nice treat to see Common Merganser! Seen on Kellogg Pond (power plant) side.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 2/17/18 9:20 am
From: Jim Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose Mansfield
Ross’s Goose seen from Mansfield City Road looking back towards Mountain Dairy barns.

Jim Harris
Columbia

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Date: 2/17/18 8:04 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor

Right now on Connecticut river north of Vibert Road drake White Winged Scoter
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 2/17/18 7:55 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds observed in Orange this morning
2/17 Orange 9:15am-9:50am
At the Old Tavern Rd baseball fields there was a pair of Red Tailed hawks
copulating in a tree. This location has had an osprey nest on a light post
for the past 4-5 years. The Red tails were harassing the ospreys last
year, apparently both species nest there.
At the small industrial pond off of Racebrook Rd were 10 mallards-
and at Indian Lake there was a pair of Hooded Mergansers, 3 Red Breasted
mergansers, 27 Ring billed gulls, 12 American Crows, 10 mallards, 2 Mute
Swans, 36 Canada Geese (2 with yellow neck bands H038 and H020
each having a silver band on their right leg, and 2 American Robins.

Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 2/17/18 5:25 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mansfield Ross’s Goose
Currently feeding with about 100 Canadas in a field on Mansfield Cty Road very near the intersection with Sterns Road.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT

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Date: 2/17/18 4:10 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] EARED GREBE photos
Hi all,
While in Stonington earlier this week, I managed some close photos of the wintering EARED GREBE. (Alas, no sign of any Murres or Black-headed Gulls).
To view them, and other recent subjects, click on my Flickr photo site:

www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/

Thanks.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 2/16/18 8:47 pm
From: MATTHEW via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl,Old Lyme
FRom Smith Neck Road observation platform at boat launching ramp. Flying over marsh and landing on far edge of marsh,on sand by river. At 330. Also visible from Saybrook Point (with scope)

Matthew Male
Old Lyme

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Date: 2/16/18 8:28 pm
From: Matthew Male via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy owl,Old Lyme
Sorry, from
Matthew Male, Chester,CT

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> At 3:30, Feb16. From Smith Neck Boat Ramp. Way out in marsh, on high Sandy edge by CT River. Also visible from Saybrook Point
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Date: 2/16/18 8:28 pm
From: Matthew Male via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy owl,Old Lyme
At 3:30, Feb16. From Smith Neck Boat Ramp. Way out in marsh, on high Sandy edge by CT River. Also visible from Saybrook Point

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Date: 2/16/18 6:04 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington pics 2-16-18
Eared Grebe from Dog Watch Cafe,Water st .Permission asked and granted from Marina . Thick-billed Murre from Stonington pt.


Ed Haesche w/  Terry  Shaw  Guilford 
 
 
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Date: 2/16/18 2:17 pm
From: Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snipe, S. Windsor
2/16/18 South Windsor: Desmond's Pond(PiercexStrong Rds), 1:25PM - 1
Wilson's Snipe still hanging around

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Date: 2/16/18 1:38 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Thick-billed Mure YES
4:34 pm Sadly, this has become a replay of the dovekie saga from several
years ago in the same location: a great black-backed gull was shadowing the
murre, now on the east side, and just attacked it. Four more gulls have
joined in.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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3:58 pm and the thick-billed murre is still just off the west side of
stonington point.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> West of the point inside near the jetty. Seen from the marina platform.
> With Brian-Ahern Wilson.
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Date: 2/16/18 1:00 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Thick-billed Mure YES
3:58 pm and the thick-billed murre is still just off the west side of
stonington point.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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Date: 2/16/18 12:29 pm
From: Charla Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point, Snowy Owl
From Steve Spector, Milford Point, west end of marsh, Snowy Owl (need scope), last seen around 2:25 PM.
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Date: 2/16/18 11:49 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding guide/suggestions for Iceland?
Hi All,


I'm leading a student group to Iceland in April, and would like to hear if anyone has any suggestions for a good birding guide to spend a couple of hours with us.


Also, if you have any "must go there" suggestions I'd be grateful!


We are also going to do a community service half-day, and I'd love it were conservation oriented. If anyone has any contacts with a conservation or birding group there that might need some work done, please let me know.


thanks


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Date: 2/16/18 10:24 am
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thick-billed Mure YES
West of the point inside near the jetty. Seen from the marina platform. With Brian-Ahern Wilson. 
Maureen WolterBranford


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Date: 2/16/18 9:21 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose continues, Pleasant Valley Rd, Mansfield Center
Feb. 16, 12:11pm, the Ross’s Goose is with a large flock of CAGO, now at the north end of the field just west of the pond on Pleasant Valley Road, Mansfield Center. There is a small pull-off with a good view from the road.

Chris Howe
Hamden CT

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Date: 2/16/18 9:19 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Murre Update 2
The Murre has turned the corner and is now headed up the river toward the Eared Grebe location. Still in sight from the point.
With three other birders now leaving.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT

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> 2/16/18 Stonington Point
> 11:44 am Murre continues on east side of the Point as stated earlier. Fairly close in. Pics.
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Date: 2/16/18 8:47 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Murre Update 2
2/16/18 Stonington Point
11:44 am Murre continues on east side of the Point as stated earlier. Fairly close in. Pics.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.


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Date: 2/16/18 8:36 am
From: LARRY AKERS via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Murre Update
John-


Check your personal email.

> On February 16, 2018 at 10:51 AM John Oshlick via CTBirds wrote:
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> Bird continues just east of the point at 10:50
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Date: 2/16/18 7:51 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Murre Update
Bird continues just east of the point at 10:50
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Date: 2/16/18 7:21 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point - Murre
Murre Still here at 10:15. Looking at photos the white line on this birds
bill seems much less prominent that the bird photographed earlier this
month. Likely a different bird.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 2/16/18 6:56 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point - Thick-billed Murre
Stonington Point - Thick-billed Murre - Now at 9:50. close to point

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 2/15/18 5:28 pm
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Website Link
ctbirding.org
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Date: 2/15/18 4:31 pm
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting
Registration for the Connecticut Ornithological Association Annual Meeting being held on March 24 is now open to non-members. The registration form and guest speaker information is available atctbirding.org 
Maureen Wolter - Annual Meeting Committee 

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Date: 2/15/18 4:12 pm
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting
Registration for the Connecticut Ornithological Association Annual Meeting being held on March 24 is now open to non-members. The registration form and guest speaker information is available on the website.ctbirding.org 
Maureen WolterAnnual Meeting Committee 

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Date: 2/15/18 3:30 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early Blackbirds


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Saw at least 29 Red Winged Blackbirds this afternoon flying north as seen from the field trial area in East Windsor.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 2/15/18 1:43 pm
From: Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red wings and Grackles
Lisa G Stafford Springs Ct. 1/15/18. Usually don’t hear or see these guys yet but I’m hearing them.

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Date: 2/15/18 11:19 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad Brook

Right now Greater White Fronted Goose at Mill Pond
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 2/15/18 8:28 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Audubon "Howl at the Moon" Adirondack Night Event
Connecticut Audubon will host their annual Adirondack Night event at the
Center in Fairfield on Saturday, March 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Details
can be found at this website:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-programs-events/

It is a fun, very casual event with homemade chili, open bar, a band and a
silent auction which this year features a wonderful Keith Mueller carving
of a Black Skimmer, among other great items.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 2/15/18 6:38 am
From: Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Early Blackbirds
They usually arrive at the marsh by Greens Farms Station/Westport by this time of year and are a welcome sound of spring but they’re not here yet. Anyone heard woodcocks yet? They usually arrive here midFeb too.

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> Date: February 15, 2018 at 7:58:44 AM EST
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Early Blackbirds
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> Flocks of male Red-winged Blackbirds arriving at my feeders are always a welcome sign of spring, but I usually don't get them until March. This morning I had a flock of about 40 raid my feeders. All were males with 1 Common Grackle and a few Starlings tagging along. With the forecasted warm up this week and next, I'm not sure to welcome this as a sign of spring or fear this as another sign of Global Warming (not climate change).
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Date: 2/15/18 5:17 am
From: DOUGLAS WARNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose - Mansfield
2/15 - Pleasant Valley Rd. Mansfield, CT

Ross’s Goose is now in the field on Pleasant Valley Rd. near the pond close to Mansfield City Rd.

Doug Warner
Windham

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Date: 2/15/18 4:59 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early Blackbirds
Flocks of male Red-winged Blackbirds arriving at my feeders are always a welcome sign of spring, but I usually don't get them until March.  This morning I had a flock of about 40 raid my feeders.  All were males with 1 Common Grackle and a few Starlings tagging along.  With the forecasted warm up this week and next, I'm not sure to welcome this as a sign of spring or fear this as another sign of Global Warming (not climate change).
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Date: 2/14/18 1:14 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Grace Farms Bird Walks Feb 17
Greetings all,
This is an update on the free birds walks I’ll be leading at Grace Farms in New Canaan this Saturday, Feb 17. The 10am and 1pm walks have “sold out”, but space still remains on the 3:30-5:30 pm walk. See the pre- registration link below.

Best,
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> Date: January 30, 2018 at 9:31:23 PM EST
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> Subject: Grace Farms Bird Walks Feb 17
>
> Greetings,
> I invite all to join me on a free bird walk at Grace Farms in New Canaan on Saturday, Feb. 17. We will be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen-science project of Cornell University. Three times are offered: 10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00, and 3:30-5:30.
>
> Grace Farms Frank Mantlik GBBC Link: http://gracefarms.org/events/birdwatching-grace-farms-great-backyard-bird-count/
>
> GBBC Registration link: https://gracefarms.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1a00000cDhRDEA0
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> Frank Mantlik
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Date: 2/14/18 6:45 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mansfield Ross’s goose
Ross’s goose is at Stearns Farm. At the intersection of Stearns Rd and Mansfield City Road.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 2/13/18 1:25 pm
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-winged Blackbirds
FOY. One male and female at our Kent Hollow feeders.

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Date: 2/13/18 1:12 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Floyd Scholz Master Bird Carver - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next guest Floyd Scholz Master Bird Carver http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 2/13/18 12:43 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mansfield Center Ross’s Goose.

The Ross’s Goose from yesterday in Storrs is now I’m the cornfield behind the pond on Pleasant Valley Rd in Mansfield Center just west of the jct. with Mansfield City Road.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 2/13/18 12:25 pm
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Snowy continues
From Fran and Tom Holloway
2/13/18 - 2:00 pm. Snowy Owl still on the osprey nest in the middle of the marsh, east of the picnic area with the Cedar Island trail head, visible from that field and from the bridge on the Cedar Island Trail. From the Cedar Island platform a Bald Eagle just east of Clinton Marina. Many seals, including an apparent harp seal.
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Date: 2/13/18 11:23 am
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy at Hammo
In case this did not get posted, a snowy owl was atop a pole in the marsh, as seen from Pebble Beach along Morsine. It was in close then flew to the log in the marsh. Still pretty decent views. Maybe around 11:30 am today.

M Komara

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Date: 2/13/18 9:31 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January (corrected)
C.O.A. Big January

There were 147 species reported by the 18 observers who submitted their list of observations.

Tina Green - 144
Sara Zagorski - 135
Bill Banks - 129
Greg Hanisek - 126
Frank Mantlik - 117
Paul Cashman - 117
Stephen Broker - 112
Sarah Faulkner - 110
Dan Rottino - 109
Denise Jernigan - 107
Chris Wood - 103
Frank Gallo - 98
James Sherwonit - 96
Nancy Specht - 96
Angela Dimmitt - 95
Pat Tamborra - 95
Vanessa David - 92
Anne Kehmna - 91

There were 6 species seen by only 1 observer
2 species seen by 2
3 species seen by 3
2 species seen by 4
6 species seen by 5
2 species seen by 6
1 species seen by 7
8 species seen by 8
2 species seen by 9
5 species seen by 10
9 species seen by 11
11 species seen by 12
5 species seen by 13
4 species seen by 14
6 species seen by 15
10 species seen by 16
18 species seen by 17
47 species were seen by all 18 observers.

Snow Goose -- 16
Ross's Goose -- 15
Greater White-fronted Goose -- 11
Pink-footed Goose -- 3
Brant -- 18
Barnacle Goose -- 9
Cackling Goose -- 12
Canada Goose -- 18
Mute Swan -- 18
Wood Duck -- 10
Northern Shoveler -- 14
Gadwall -- 18
American Wigeon -- 18
Mallard -- 18
American Black Duck -- 17
Northern Pintail -- 12
Green-winged Teal -- 16
Canvasback -- 17
Redhead -- 10
Ring-necked Duck -- 17
Tufted Duck -- 11
Greater Scaup -- 17
Lesser Scaup -- 17
King Eider -- 11
Common Eider -- 15
Harlequin Duck -- 8
Surf Scoter -- 17
White-winged Scoter -- 18
Black Scoter -- 14
Long-tailed Duck -- 18
Bufflehead -- 18
Common Goldeneye -- 18
Barrow's Goldeneye -- 12
Hooded Merganser -- 18
Common Merganser -- 17
Red-breasted Merganser -- 19
Ruddy Duck -- 14
Northern Bobwhite -- 1
Ring-necked Pheasant -- 7
Wild Turkey -- 17
Red-throated Loon -- 16
Common Loon -- 18
Pied-billed Grebe -- 15
Horned Grebe -- 15
Red-necked Grebe -- 6
Great Cormorant -- 16
Double-crested Cormorant -- 4
Great Blue Heron -- 18
Black-crowned Night-Heron -- 10
Black Vulture -- 17
Turkey Vulture -- 18
Northern Harrier -- 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk -- 16
Cooper's Hawk -- 17
Bald Eagle -- 18
Red-shouldered Hawk -- 18
Red-tailed Hawk -- 18
Rough-legged Hawk -- 16
Clapper Rail -- 3
Virginia Rail -- 5
American Coot -- 18
Black-bellied Plover -- 8
Killdeer -- 5
Ruddy Turnstone -- 12
Sanderling -- 16
Dunlin -- 17
Purple Sandpiper -- 13
Greater Yellowlegs -- 1
Razorbill -- 8
Bonaparte's Gull -- 5
Black-headed Gull -- 1
Ring-billed Gull -- 18
Herring Gull -- 18
Iceland Gull -- 17
Lesser Black-backed Gull -- 11
Glaucous Gull -- 3
Great Black-backed Gull -- 18
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- 18
Mourning Dove -- 18
Eastern Screech-Owl -- 10
Great Horned Owl -- 13
Snowy Owl -- 17
Barred Owl -- 11
Long-eared Owl -- 8
Short-eared Owl -- 12
Northern Saw-whet Owl -- 2
Belted Kingfisher -- 16
Red-bellied Woodpecker -- 18
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- 12
Downy Woodpecker -- 18
Hairy Woodpecker -- 17
Northern Flicker -- 18
Pileated Woodpecker -- 17
American Kestrel -- 8
Merlin -- 12
Peregrine Falcon -- 12
Monk Parakeet -- 15
Blue Jay -- 18
American Crow -- 18
Fish Crow -- 18
Common Raven -- 16
Horned Lark -- 17
Black-capped Chickadee -- 18
Tufted Titmouse -- 18
Red-breasted Nuthatch -- 8
White-breasted Nuthatch -- 18
Brown Creeper -- 11
Winter Wren -- 8
Carolina Wren -- 18
Golden-crowned Kinglet -- 17
Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- 1
Eastern Bluebird -- 18
Hermit Thrush -- 9
American Robin -- 18
Gray Catbird -- 8
Brown Thrasher -- 5
Northern Mockingbird -- 18
European Starling -- 18
American Pipit -- 14
Cedar Waxwing -- 13
Lapland Longspur -- 13
Snow Bunting -- 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler -- 11
Grasshopper Sparrow -- 5
American Tree Sparrow -- 18
Field Sparrow -- 5
Fox Sparrow -- 11
Dark-eyed Junco -- 18
White-crowned Sparrow -- 10
White-throated Sparrow -- 18
Savannah Sparrow -- 15
Song Sparrow -- 18
Swamp Sparrow -- 12
Eastern Towhee -- 11
Northern Cardinal -- 18
Dickcissel -- 1
Yellow-headed Blackbird -- 1
Eastern Meadowlark -- 4
Red-winged Blackbird -- 18
Brown-headed Cowbird -- 16
Rusty Blackbird -- 12
Common Grackle -- 13
Boat-tailed Grackle -- 6
House Finch -- 18
Purple Finch -- 2
American Goldfinch -- 17
House Sparrow -- 18

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Date: 2/13/18 9:11 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White Fronted Goose


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Jack, Broad Brook Mill Pond is in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor.

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Date: 2/13/18 9:02 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose, Broadbrook Mill Pond
Being seen now. Sorry but I’m not sure what town This is in.

Jack Swatt
Wolcott

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Date: 2/12/18 5:20 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
Thanks John,I thought maybe I messed up - I had an email to you stuck in my draft folder but I guess you got it anyway.
On Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:18:56 PM EST, John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I owe James Sherwonit a major apology. He submitted a list with 96 species
which I failed to notice in my spam folder. I will redo the list over the
course of the next couple of days to include James’ report.
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Date: 2/12/18 1:17 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs Ross’s Goose
Ross’s Goose in Valentines Meadow off Horsebarn Hiil Rd at UCONN in Storrs. In the large puddle below the horse barn.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 2/12/18 12:10 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] EARED GREBE continues, Stonington
2/12. 3pm , Stonington. The EARED GREBE continues in the upper harbor north of the commercial fishing fleet at Stonington Town Dock; best viewed from the dock behind Dog Watch Cafe.
The bacon-wrapped Scallops are to die for!

Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 2/12/18 11:54 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gulls in compost pile in Salem
Salem, on route 82 about 1 mile East of Salem 4 Corners, large piles of compost and gulls, crows, etc. I don't have time to scope them but might be worthwhile. Seen at 2:30.
Pat Tamborra

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Date: 2/12/18 10:30 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
Here is the corrected list of the observers who chose to submit lists of
their January observations in Connecticut. Congratulations to all.

Tina Green - 144

Sara Zagorski - 135

Bill Banks - 129

Greg Hanisek - 126

Frank Mantlik - 117

Paul Cashman - 117

Sarah Faulkner - 110

Dan Rottino - 109

Denise Jernigan - 107

Chris Wood - 103

James Sherwonit - 96

Nancy Specht - 96

Angela Dimmitt - 95

Pat Tamborra - 95

Vanessa David - 92

Anne Kehmna - 91

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Date: 2/12/18 10:18 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
I owe James Sherwonit a major apology. He submitted a list with 96 species
which I failed to notice in my spam folder. I will redo the list over the
course of the next couple of days to include James’ report.
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Date: 2/12/18 8:34 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
I have been asked what the letters mean next to several of the birds on the
list of observer counts.
It means that my vision is not very good.
When I was editing the count of observers for each species I mistakenly
added the first letter of the name after the observer count for all species
with fewer than 10 observers. I thought I corrected the error, but
apparently I missed four species:
Northern Bobwhite
Ring-necked Pheasant
Clapper Rail
Greater Yellowlegs
I apologize for the confusion.
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Date: 2/12/18 8:22 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Attention all Bird Groups
There is an important piece of federal legislation that is being discussed in the House at the moment. H.R. 4647 "Recovering America's Wildlife Act" would take a small portion of royalties from offshore and federal land energy extraction activities and use them to fund our State Wildlife Action Plans. It is estimated that this would bring more than $12,000,000 in annual funding for the implementation of our State Wildlife Action Plan in Connecticut (conservation, habitat management and restoration, research and education efforts). This would be a game-changer for wildlife conservation in Connecticut, which has historically ranked among the lowest in per-capita funding for non-game wildlife conservation efforts. Please consider signing your group on to become a member of the Alliance for America's Fish and Wildlife to be kept up-to-date with and express your support for efforts to pass this critical legislation. Thank you!

Since I can't attach files, please let me know if you would like me to send the form to you to sign your group up.

Sincerely,

Patrick


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Date: 2/12/18 6:53 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
C.O.A. Big January

There were 147 species reported by the 15 observers who submitted their list of observations.

Tina Green - 144
Sara Zagorski - 135
Bill Banks - 129
Greg Hanisek - 126
Frank Mantlik - 117
Paul Cashman - 117
Sarah Faulkner - 110
Dan Rottino - 109
Denise Jernigan - 107
Chris Wood - 102
Nancy Specht - 96
Angela Dimmitt - 95
Pat Tambora - 95
Vanessa David - 92
Anne Kehmna - 91


There were 7 species seen by only 1 observer
2 species seen by 2
2 species seen by 3
5 species seen by 4
5 species seen by 5
2 species seen by 6
5 species seen by 7
6 species seen by 8
8 species seen by 9
11 species seen by 10
10 species seen by 11
4 species seen by 12
7 species seen by 13
22 species seen by 14
51 species were seen by all 15 observers.

Snow Goose -- 14
Ross's Goose -- 13
Greater White-fronted Goose -- 11
Pink-footed Goose -- 3
Brant -- 15
Barnacle Goose -- 8
Cackling Goose -- 10
Canada Goose -- 15
Mute Swan -- 15
Wood Duck -- 9
Northern Shoveler -- 12
Gadwall -- 15
American Wigeon -- 15
Mallard -- 15
American Black Duck -- 15
Northern Pintail -- 9
Green-winged Teal -- 13
Canvasback -- 14
Redhead -- 10
Ring-necked Duck -- 14
Tufted Duck -- 10
Greater Scaup -- 14
Lesser Scaup -- 14
King Eider -- 9
Common Eider -- 12
Harlequin Duck -- 7
Surf Scoter -- 14
White-winged Scoter -- 15
Black Scoter -- 11
Long-tailed Duck -- 15
Bufflehead -- 15
Common Goldeneye -- 15
Barrow's Goldeneye -- 10
Hooded Merganser -- 15
Common Merganser -- 15
Red-breasted Merganser -- 15
Ruddy Duck -- 11
Northern Bobwhite -- 1 N
Ring-necked Pheasant -- 7 R
Wild Turkey -- 14
Red-throated Loon -- 13
Common Loon -- 15
Pied-billed Grebe -- 14
Horned Grebe -- 13
Red-necked Grebe -- 5
Great Cormorant -- 14
Double-crested Cormorant -- 4
Great Blue Heron -- 15
Black-crowned Night-Heron -- 9
Black Vulture -- 14
Turkey Vulture -- 15
Northern Harrier -- 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk -- 14
Cooper's Hawk -- 14
Bald Eagle -- 15
Red-shouldered Hawk -- 15
Red-tailed Hawk -- 15
Rough-legged Hawk -- 13
Clapper Rail -- 2 C
Virginia Rail -- 4
American Coot -- 15
Black-bellied Plover -- 6
Killdeer -- 4
Ruddy Turnstone -- 10
Sanderling -- 14
Dunlin -- 14
Purple Sandpiper -- 11
Greater Yellowlegs -- 1 G
Razorbill -- 7
Bonaparte's Gull -- 5
Black-headed Gull -- 1
Ring-billed Gull -- 15
Herring Gull -- 15
Iceland Gull -- 14
Lesser Black-backed Gull -- 11
Glaucous Gull -- 3
Great Black-backed Gull -- 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- 15
Mourning Dove -- 15
Eastern Screech-Owl -- 9
Great Horned Owl -- 12
Snowy Owl -- 14
Barred Owl -- 10
Long-eared Owl -- 6
Short-eared Owl -- 9
Northern Saw-whet Owl -- 2
Belted Kingfisher -- 14
Red-bellied Woodpecker -- 15
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- 11
Downy Woodpecker -- 15
Hairy Woodpecker -- 15
Northern Flicker -- 15
Pileated Woodpecker -- 15
American Kestrel -- 8
Merlin -- 10
Peregrine Falcon -- 10
Monk Parakeet -- 14
Blue Jay -- 15
American Crow -- 15
Fish Crow -- 15
Common Raven -- 13
Horned Lark -- 14
Black-capped Chickadee -- 15
Tufted Titmouse -- 15
Red-breasted Nuthatch -- 8
White-breasted Nuthatch -- 15
Brown Creeper -- 9
Winter Wren -- 7
Carolina Wren -- 15
Golden-crowned Kinglet -- 14
Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- 1
Eastern Bluebird -- 15
Hermit Thrush -- 8
American Robin -- 15
Gray Catbird -- 7
Brown Thrasher -- 5
Northern Mockingbird -- 15
European Starling -- 15
American Pipit -- 11
Cedar Waxwing -- 12
Lapland Longspur -- 10
Snow Bunting -- 11
Yellow-rumped Warbler -- 8
Grasshopper Sparrow -- 5
American Tree Sparrow -- 15
Field Sparrow -- 4
Fox Sparrow -- 9
Dark-eyed Junco -- 15
White-crowned Sparrow -- 8
White-throated Sparrow -- 15
Savannah Sparrow -- 13
Song Sparrow -- 15
Swamp Sparrow -- 10
Eastern Towhee -- 10
Northern Cardinal -- 15
Dickcissel -- 1
Yellow-headed Blackbird -- 1
Eastern Meadowlark -- 4
Red-winged Blackbird -- 15
Brown-headed Cowbird -- 14
Rusty Blackbird -- 11
Common Grackle -- 11
Boat-tailed Grackle -- 5
House Finch -- 15
Purple Finch -- 1
American Goldfinch -- 15
House Sparrow -- 15

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Date: 2/11/18 5:49 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull
Old Saybrook, North Cove - this morning I found a white-winged gull. I thought it was a GLAUCOUS GULL at first when it was with herring gulls, but then misjudged its size when a GBBG came and figured maybe just an Iceland. I believe it is a Glaucous. The only photo is in the eBird report. Comments welcome. It was raining and foggy most of the time I was there. I did not review the photo until this evening.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42682792

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 2/11/18 1:29 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital MEW GULL-Orient, NY 2/10
From the NY list serve:A Mew Gull was briefly present this afternoon at the tip of Orient Point in Orient, NY before flying off towards Connecticut. Two Glaucous Gulls also present at the same location.

Alie RatayPeconic, NY
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Date: 2/10/18 12:56 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl is still present at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. Thanks for posting Sara!

Best seen from the Cedar Island platform to the north side of the marsh. Flying from perch to perch at about 4 PM in light rain.

Chuck Imbergamo
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Date: 2/10/18 12:27 pm
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Eiders, Long-tails, etc.
From Fran and Tom Holloway
2/10/18 - Hammonasset S.P. - 9:30 am, near the end rocks close to the jetty, a half dozen immature male Common Eider; on the west side of the jetty, 3 Long-tailed Ducks of both sexes, 5 Surf Scoters. In the tidal marsh across the parking lot from the Nature Center, our first Great Blue Heron of the year.
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Date: 2/10/18 10:56 am
From: Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Milford Woodducks CTBirds Digest, Vol 4000, Issue 2
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Just had a call from Paul Cashman.? He reports having 3 male and 1 female WOOD DUCK in the pond in the center of Milford.? (Near downtown?)

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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Date: 2/10/18 9:17 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] charitable giving
For those interested in supporting Audubon, NRDC, or any 501C charity, you can give directly from your IRA, 401K or 457, etc., tax free. I have recently started taking my required minimum distributions. Rather than take a deduction for charitable giving on my income tax, I instead donated directly to the charity from my IRA.. You need to speak to the broker or representative and have them cut the check so you don't see the money at all. This amount is not taxed. This is a tax credit, which is much more advantageous to you than a deduction. You can even support local charities so long as they are a 501c. Hope this makes sense.

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Date: 2/10/18 8:58 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford, Wood Ducks
Just had a call from Paul Cashman.  He reports having 3 male and 1 female WOOD DUCK in the pond in the center of Milford.  (Near downtown?)

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 2/10/18 8:52 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl, Hammonasset
A Snowy Owl is being seen in the back marshes, seen from the end of the Moraine Trail, can also be seen from Cedar Island platform. Lots of seals out.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 2/10/18 8:48 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds - East Hartford
Hockanum River Linear Trail, Elm Street Access, East Hartford, CT 2018 Feb
10, 11:00 AM: 15 Rusty Blackbirds near the bridges with hand rails. I could
not locate the previously (31 Jan) reported RHWO. l
Russ Smiley
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Date: 2/10/18 8:22 am
From: Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Ravens & Ring-necked Duck at Lake Saltonstall, Branford
At 11:00 a.m., 4 Common Ravens and 6 Ring-necked Ducks at Lake Saltonstall, around the Power lines and boat launch off Hosley Ave, Branford

Jim Jacques,
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Date: 2/10/18 7:53 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Harlequin Duck
Currently viewing a male Harlequin Duck at Sunken Island in Fairfield (at
the end of Fairfield Beach Rd).

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
With Jory Teltser and Nic Main
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Date: 2/10/18 7:15 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canada Geese
2/10 - honorable mention @ 400 Canada Geese on Rte 22 on cornfield in North Branford. This is thefield closer to Rte 80. I did notice this flock increasing in number the last few weeks, but they were furtherup on corn field opposite side of the road. I didn't stop to notice any other types of geese, but nothing white.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven

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Date: 2/10/18 7:08 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leete's Island - Pintails
Leete's Island Marsh/Shell Beach Guilford - 5 Pintail

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 2/10/18 7:07 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snipe in Storrs
Observed one Wilson's Snipe along stream below Horsebarn Hill Rd in Storrs. East of Gurleyville Rd intersection at metal gate in wood fencing (the usual area). Otherwise rather quiet.

Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 2/10/18 5:49 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point - Snowy Owl and Iceland Gull
Lighthouse Point New Haven

1 Snowy Owl on the Pier near the boat ramp. 1 1st cycle Iceland Gull on
jetty near the condos. 1 Pied-billed Grebe in the creek

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 2/9/18 5:00 pm
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] response to " Refuge in name only"
Susanne Shrader
<birdgirrl...>


>
> I am exhorting all of us to give funds to the groups that spend a lot of it on lawyers, lobbying, and buying land for conservation. National Audubon, American Bird Conservancy, Nature Conservancy and Natural Resources Defense Counsel are some of the names that come to mind. I have inherited some stock that I am giving away yearly to these groups. It’s pretty painless since I never see the stuff anyway.


Susanne Shrader
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> There is a possibility that a road could be built right through the heart of the Izembek N W R in Alaska through a land swap. Maybe I am naive but I thought once a refuge was established it would remain protected forever. Either I am wrong or the law is being broken. In any event the National Audubon Society is suing the Department Of The Interior over this disgusting proposal. Seems like assaults on the environment never stop
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Date: 2/9/18 1:06 pm
From: cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglet in Greens Farms Thursday



Hi Folks:
Sorry about the late post, but I had a good eye-level look at a calling Golden-crowned Kinglet yesterday at the Smith-Richardson Connecticut Audubon tree farm in Greens Farms yesterday. Appropriately,  it was feeding in a young spruce tree.
Chris NevinsSouthbury, CT

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Date: 2/9/18 7:39 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] W Haven Harlequin
I've had a few calls from Paul Cashman at Holcomb Street in West Haven.  He had an Iceland Gull early on.  The Harlequin Duck arrived around 9:35.  Two Northern Pintail were the latest arrivals.

Roy HarveyBeacon Falls, CT

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Date: 2/8/18 9:00 pm
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon Tuesday’s meeting

Reminder of HAS meeting on Tuesday
February 13th.
Social time: 7pm
Meeting 7:30 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Ave
W Hartford

Speaker: Tom Harrington
Winter Birding in the Lower Rio Grande.
Tom will recount highlights of the many birds encountered and the places he visited during a trip to McAllen, Texasm is in the lower rio grande valley.

Free and open to the public.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT
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Date: 2/8/18 6:25 pm
From: John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] More Kent Siskins
Four Pine Siskins at feeder in Kent this morning, in with a large (25-30) flock of Goldfinches. Seen for about an hour this morning, then the Siskins were not seen later.
John Johnson
Kent
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Date: 2/8/18 2:34 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Refuge in name only?


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


There is a possibility that a road could be built right through the heart of the Izembek N W R in Alaska through a land swap. Maybe I am naive but I thought once a refuge was established it would remain protected forever. Either I am wrong or the law is being broken. In any event the National Audubon Society is suing the Department Of The Interior over this disgusting proposal. Seems like assaults on the environment never stop!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 2/7/18 6:07 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A Winter Boom of Snowy Owls Masks a Host of Climate Threats
I’m not sure if this Smithsonian online article has made its way to ctbirds. It discusses this winter's Snowy Owl irruption and references Scott Weidensaul’s Project SNOWstorm. Scott Weidensaul is one of our speakers for the March 24, 2018 COA Annual Meeting, to be held at Middlesex Community College, Middletown.

Here’s hoping the link works.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/boom-snowy-owls-masks-host-climate-threats-180968094/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180207-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32969895&spUserID=NzQwNDU3ODQ1ODES1&spJobID=1220897034&spReportId=MTIyMDg5NzAzNAS2 <https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/boom-snowy-owls-masks-host-climate-threats-180968094/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180207-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32969895&spUserID=NzQwNDU3ODQ1ODES1&spJobID=1220897034&spReportId=MTIyMDg5NzAzNAS2>

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 2/7/18 9:07 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eared Grebe Continues
Stonington Town Dock, at noon the EARED GREBE is close to the north side of the dock being seen between the boats. Another birder saw it earlier by the Dogwatch Cafe.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 2/7/18 5:02 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Passport to Parks Program, Providing Connecticut Residents Greater Access to State Park System
​This is good news and COA is now ironing out the fine details of the
program for early entry for birders​.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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> Thought this might be of interest for all members
>
> http://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Press-Room/
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Date: 2/7/18 4:33 am
From: Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Passport to Parks Program, Providing Connecticut Residents Greater Access to State Park System
Thought this might be of interest for all members

http://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2018/02-2018/Gov-Malloy-Announces-Launch-of-Passport-to-Parks-Program


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Date: 2/6/18 11:53 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ken Elkins - BirdCallsRadio Power of Birds for Dementia

Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next guest today is Ken Elkins on
BCR’s Power of Birds for Dementia™ http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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http://birdcallsradio.com/
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Date: 2/6/18 8:02 am
From: Ann Lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eared grebe stonington town dock
2/6, 10:30 am, eared grebe seen near stonington town dock, in back of Dog watch Cafe. Good looks.

Ann Lewis
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Date: 2/5/18 3:26 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC First Wednesday postponed
Hi All,
Because of the projection for significant snow this Wednesday we are postponing the First Wednesday walk at Hammonasset with Greg Hanisek until next week, Wednesday February 14th.
Bill Batsford
NHBC Outdoor Program Coordinator
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Date: 2/5/18 2:10 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose & Greater White-fronted Goose Westport
5:00 pm - Snow Goose on Long Lots School lower field with about 50 Canada Geese.

5:05 pm - Greater White-fronted Goose at Hunt Club with about 100 Canada Geese.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 2/5/18 10:16 am
From: John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Siskin, Kent
A single (so far) Pine Siskin at feeder today.
John Johnson
Kent

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Date: 2/5/18 7:08 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black headed Gull. Barn island. Stonington
Now being seen from First impoundment toward the harbor. With Greg

Bill Banks

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Date: 2/5/18 6:22 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eared Grebe- Stoning ton town Dock

Continues in the right corner of Harbor as you look back inland from the top of the dockwY where the working boats are
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Date: 2/5/18 6:17 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle
This am 2/5 at 9 am juv Bald flew over the condo. Wow, what a way to start the day.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven

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Date: 2/4/18 2:45 pm
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thames River on Sunday
This afternoon I stopped at the Thames River along Poquetanuck Cove and at the marina in Norwich.  At Stoddard Hill one juv. cooper's hawk almost had me for a much larger hawk as his size was impressive.  Goldeneyes, common, hooded and red-breasted mergansers, some American black ducks, buffleheads were seen up and down the river.  Noisy American crows the whole time.  Once I looked into Poquetanuck Cove I confirmed a red-throated loon and at least three others active further downriver, either in flight or diving.  At the marina in Norwich more than a handful of common and red-throated loons were seen.  Many young gulls and mallards on the docks here.  One black vulture seen across the river from the cove and another flying downtown on west main.     Brian Williams   
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Date: 2/4/18 9:37 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Snow Goose
The bird was not at the previously noted location off Holcomb Street but I lucked into finding a flock feeding on the fields at Adams Middle School on Church Street, which is no more than a couple miles away as the whitish goose flies.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT

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Date: 2/4/18 9:26 am
From: DOUGLAS WARNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eared Grebe -Stonington and Mure
2/4 Stonington town dock

Eared Grebe seen past town dock to the right, up in cove. Seen with Bob and Linda Dixon and MOB.

Thick-billed Mure now in same area.

Doug Warner

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Date: 2/4/18 7:50 am
From: Robert White via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Snow Goose
The Snow Goose is still present with a flock of Canadians at the corner of
Long Hill Rd and Hubbard Rd. in Guilford. Robert White

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Date: 2/4/18 6:57 am
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thick-billed Follow Up
The bird is drifting along the western edge of the Point, towards the town docks. Intermittently still visible from Stonington Point.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard CT
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Date: 2/4/18 6:38 am
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] THICK-BILLED MURRE Stonington Point
Details to follow, very close to shore at 9:30.

Anthony Vicciarelli w/ Dan Rottino

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Date: 2/4/18 5:39 am
From: Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Geese
There is Greater White-fronted goose at Buckley pond in Westport. Snow goose flew.
Dave Alpeter

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Date: 2/4/18 5:14 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven - Harlequin Duck
The adult male Harlequin Duck continues just to the left of Holcomb Street in West Haven. There was also a Red-necked Grebe, but it flew out and then east up the coast.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 2/4/18 3:35 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C.O.A. Big January
Once again many of the people who have had very successful Januarys have not submitted their list. If you would like your list included in the compilation, please submit it to me by 11:59 PM, Monday, February 5, 2018.
Thank you very much.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 2/4/18 3:02 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Horned Owl
Resident Great Horned Owl calling all morning near our house. As I tried to
locate him out the back window, he flew into one of our trees giving us
great views as he continued to call. Great way to start the morning!
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 2/3/18 8:36 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hatchery walks

Sunday walks at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery posted on the C.O. A. calendar for February
should be disregarded. There are no walks scheduled. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Bob Dixon
Sterling, Ct.
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Date: 2/3/18 7:17 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL II RESULTS
The second annual Mega Bowl of Birding in New Haven County was held today.
28 people participated, comprising seven teams. The CT Young Birders Club
"Darth Waders" were victorious again, finding the most species and accruing
the most points of any team. As with last year, it was a close contest and a
good time was had by all. The seven groups saw an aggregate total of 102
species, with notable sightings including: Snow Goose, Ross' Goose,
Harlequin Duck, Wood Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, White-winged
Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Black-bellied
Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Iceland Gull, Snowy Owl, Pileated Woodpecker,
Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Catbird, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting,
White-crowned Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird. All of the participants deserve
a lot of credit for going out on a cold mid-winter's day and seeing all of
the birds that they did. We'll be out there again next year!



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

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Date: 2/3/18 6:11 pm
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rough-legged Hawk
Saturday, late morning; a Rough-legged Hawk observed from North Cove Road in Old Saybrook; hunting over the marsh west of and adjacent to the Conn. River.  Scope  needed.
Doug BeachSimsbury


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Date: 2/3/18 5:17 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Ross's Geese Continue
Russ Naylor (Western Connecticut Bird Club) just called to report that as of this afternoon the two Ross's Geese continue on Lake Zoar in Southbury.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT
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Date: 2/3/18 3:55 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Corrections - Long Beach, Stratford, Feb 1, 2018
Ebird reviewer and fellow list member Greg Hanisek made two corrections to my list from Long Beach, Stratford. 1) The loon was COLO, given beak & body structure (the amount of white led me astray); 2) the sparrow was an Ipswich race Savannah. All in all a good visit, even if no SNOW. I added WWSC, LTDU, COGO, HOLA, and SASP to my life list.
Arthur Shippee, Hamden

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Long Beach, Feb 1, 2018
> Date: February 3, 2018 at 1:15:58 PM EST
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Long Beach, Fairfield, Connecticut, US
> Feb 1, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Went there for Snowy Owl, but didn't see it.
> 14 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> American Black Duck 20 Many more in various locations around. Marsh side.
> White-winged Scoter 1 Surf side
> Long-tailed Duck 20 At least, in a couple of rafts. Surf side
> Bufflehead 12 Marsh side
> Common Goldeneye 8 Surf side
> Hooded Merganser 2 Marsh side
> Red-breasted Merganser 8 Marsh side
> Common Loon 1
> Sanderling 2
> Dunlin 30 Sanderling & Dunlin surf side.
> Ring-billed Gull 10 There were a bunch of gulls around, RBGU & HEGU so far as I could tell, considerably more than 20
> Herring Gull 10
> gull sp. 30 Total 50 gulls is not from a count, but from recollection to give a sense of scale. It could have been a good number more, but not many times more. Review Greg Hanisek suggested I enter some number here to reflect more clearly what I saw. I wasn't paying them much attention.
> Horned Lark 11
> Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich) 1
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Date: 2/3/18 2:21 pm
From: Colleen Lord via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin joined by Northern Pintail
Thanks Mark- the northern pintail pair is still feeding off the rocks at end of Morris St with some am wigeons for at least the last hour. Also the goldeneye group is fairly near the shore again, still with the gorgeous harlequin though the long-tailed ducks moved further out half an hour ago. Don’t be afraid to go farther east- this same ‘goldeneye plus harlequin‘ group has been showing up almost daily since Jan 16 early mornings around Savin Rock traveling west-usually good views from pier off Altshuler Blvd. maybe they are bunking at Sandy Point?

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> On Feb 3, 2018, at 12:36 PM, Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> While the Harlequin Duck at the base of Holcomb Street in West Haven continues to excite the MOB, two Northern Pintail have joined the fun. The drake has thrown down the gauntlet, a quill, to the long tail ducks that abound.
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Date: 2/3/18 12:17 pm
From: Robert Askins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe at Smith Cove, Waterford
We saw a Red-necked Grebe at the mouth of Smith Cove north of Mamacoke
Island in Waterford (Quaker Hill). The rocky point at the north end of
Mamacoke Island provides a good view of this area, but the ice on the rocks
near the river is treacherous.

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Date: 2/3/18 11:53 am
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose Guilford
Sorry my bad Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 2/3/18 11:42 am
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Snow Goose
At south end of Canada Goose flock atLong Hill and Hubbard Rds. 2:40pm

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Date: 2/3/18 9:48 am
From: Dave Rauch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle
Between Goodspeed and Gillette this AM

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Date: 2/3/18 9:37 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy owl stratford
Russ Smiley found a snowy owl on the breakwater seen from Stratford Point. (Way out there, need a scope). We watched it take off and fly down the breakwater and reperch. We had been at Long Beach earlier and no had seen one there this morning.

Also lots of loons off of Stratford Point.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 2/3/18 9:37 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin joined by Northern Pintail
While the Harlequin Duck at the base of Holcomb Street in West Haven continues to excite the MOB, two Northern Pintail have joined the fun. The drake has thrown down the gauntlet, a quill, to the long tail ducks that abound.

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Date: 2/3/18 9:27 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn island, stonington
Anyone know who to call for an injured bird? RB merganser with a broken bill sitting on the ice by the culvert down the left trail if you are heading towards the dock. May also be stuck to ice I can’t tell.

Monica

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Date: 2/3/18 9:22 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrows Goldeneye
Barrows Goldeneye showing very well and close to shore from the small 3car parking area on Middle Beach Road in Madison at 12:20pm.

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Date: 2/3/18 7:38 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose, Fairfield County Hunt Club
At corner of Long Lots and Bulkley Roads, Westport. In field with Canadas.

Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT

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Date: 2/3/18 7:15 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Glaucous Gull
At 10 AM this morning tree is a 1st cycle Glaucous Gull roosting on the first set of private docks south of the Stonington Town Dock. Also a 1st cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull


Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 2/3/18 5:58 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin Duck
8:45 am 3 February 2018; Harlequin duck continues.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

On Feb 1, 2018 2:03 PM, "Denise Jernigan via CTBirds" <
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Seen at 1:45 PM from end of Holcomb St. Associating with Common Goldeneyes
and a couple of Long-tailed Ducks

Denise Jernigan
South Glastonbury

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Date: 2/2/18 2:27 pm
From: Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte’s Gulls @ Greenwich Harbor/Grass Island Greenwich
Four boneparte’s Gulls were observed @ the sewer outfall area. Other notables included:
4 redheads
2 hooded mergansers
42 scaup
1 rb merganser
50+ gadwalls

Michael Aurelia
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Date: 2/2/18 2:18 pm
From: Craig Minor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Turkeys
I saw the biggest flock of turkeys I have every seen in one place yesterday
1/31/18 on wells road in east windsor on the way home from work , there was
about 30 birds in the corn field .
Craig vernon
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Date: 2/2/18 11:13 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New faces at Grass island, Greenwich

Too late for "Big January", but a few Bonaparte's Gulls have appeared a Grass Island, Greenwich, in the usual place off the SE corner. There was a female Northern Shoveller joining the numerous Lesser Scaup and Gadwall, with the continuing Redheads and Ruddy Ducks. A flyover adult Bald Eagle was a nice addition.

-Sean Murtha

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Date: 2/2/18 8:35 am
From: Paula Verderame via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 2/10 EagleFest, Croton Point Park, NY (Hudson River). 9am-4pm
FYI - another wonderful Eagle viewing spot close to Croton Point Park is
George's Island in Montrose. 

Paula Verderame
Stratford, CT


On Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 09:15 PM, Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds wrote:

> There will be a lot of people, but will also be fun....food trucks,
> etc. Bird walks every hour on the half hour, last one @ 2:30pm.
> Tickets less expensive online than day of ( Teatown.org ). Good
> cause. Additional bus tours with an educator on board to 3 manned
> viewing spots along the Hudson. Hudson Highlands Nature Center will
> also be open. Snow date = 2/11
>
> Be Kinder Than Necessary!
> Lynnette Clemens, Old Greenwich, CT
> Instagram: Shore_CT
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Date: 2/2/18 6:12 am
From: Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood Duck, New Britain
2/1/18 Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain 12:25-1PM: Observed the male Wood
Duck. He was hanging with a female Mallard like he was paired with her. I
saw him 2x aggressively chase away male Mallards & also keep another female
Mallard away. Both he & his chosen female Mallard had a silver band
on their right leg. He often poked her with his bill & he vocalized a lot.
Interesting behavior.

--
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Date: 2/1/18 7:25 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington
Hey all,
Tmre afternoon I will be up on the stonington area. If anyone goes up there in the morning and sees the black headed gull, please let me know.

Thanks

Monica

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Date: 2/1/18 6:19 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Long Beach, Stratford, Feb 1, 2018
We didn't find any Snowy Owls, but I added some lifers at Long Beach, Stratford. E.g., Long-tailed Duck & Horned Lark. Thanks to those who sent me directions & suggestions. We now know our way around there. (It was a delayed anniversary birding outing.)

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Long Beach, Feb 1, 2018
> Date: February 1, 2018 at 8:44:42 PM EST
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Long Beach, Fairfield, Connecticut, US
> Feb 1, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Went there for Snowy Owl, but didn't see it.
> 13 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> American Black Duck 20 Many more in various locations around. Marsh side.
> White-winged Scoter 1 Surf side
> Long-tailed Duck 20 At least, in a couple of rafts. Surf side
> Bufflehead 12 Marsh side
> Common Goldeneye 8 Surf side
> Hooded Merganser 2 Marsh side
> Red-breasted Merganser 8 Marsh side
> Red-throated Loon 1 Marsh side
> Sanderling 2
> Dunlin 30 Sanderling & Dunlin surf side.
> Ring-billed Gull 10 There were a bunch of gulls around, RBGU & HEGU so far as I could tell, considerably more than 20
> Herring Gull 10
> Horned Lark 11
> sparrow sp. 1
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Date: 2/1/18 6:16 pm
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2/10 EagleFest, Croton Point Park, NY (Hudson River). 9am-4pm
There will be a lot of people, but will also be fun....food trucks, etc. Bird walks every hour on the half hour, last one @ 2:30pm. Tickets less expensive online than day of ( Teatown.org ). Good cause. Additional bus tours with an educator on board to 3 manned viewing spots along the Hudson. Hudson Highlands Nature Center will also be open. Snow date = 2/11

Be Kinder Than Necessary!
Lynnette Clemens, Old Greenwich, CT
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Date: 2/1/18 5:01 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose @ Hunt Club Westport
At around 3:45 this afternoon 1 Snow Goose was feeding with about 200 Canada Geese in the field at the Fairfield Hunt Club in Westport.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 2/1/18 3:47 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Male Kestrel
This afternoon a male kestrel was on wires along farmland on the south side of Whirlwind Hill Road just before Pistapaug Pond in Wallingford.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 2/1/18 3:32 pm
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thursday in Enfield and South Windsor
One male Bufflehead associating with a Common Goldeneye at Barnes Boat Launch in Enfield.
At least one of Patrice's Rusty Blackbirds still at Station 43 in South Windsor, just to the northwest of the marsh lookout. Doug BeachSimsbury

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Date: 2/1/18 2:00 pm
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon app for iPhone
Hi All,
Does anyone use the Audubon birding app for identifying species in a
specific location?
Four days ago this feature stopped working for me. 😩
I’ve deleted & reloaded the program (several times, definition of insanity)
with no resumption of functionality.
Any assistance would be grately appreciated. And thanks to all for the
location of Desmond’s Pond.
Alex

Alex Delehanty
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Date: 2/1/18 1:35 pm
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Currently accepting applications for a Coastal Waterbird Technician
Interested in working for Audubon this summer? We are currently accepting applications for a Coastal Waterbird Technician. The technician would assist Audubon staff in implementing the Atlantic Flyway Disturbance Protocol, which will help us determine what types of disturbance have the biggest impacts on shorebirds, like the Piping Plover, and design social media products that would reduce these types of disturbance. Check out the below link to learn more!

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3456/field-technician%2c-coastal-waterbirds/job?mobile=false&width=975&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Cheers,
Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

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Audubon Connecticut
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Date: 2/1/18 12:44 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose,Guilford
Longhill rd c/o Hubbard .SaftyZone mfg field w/ Canada.Thanks Tom Kelly
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 2/1/18 12:09 pm
From: eml08 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington Geese

Just to clarify my last post, I used the word Thousand when I reported seeing the Canada geese.  I did not count them but they were vary numerous.

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Date: 2/1/18 11:03 am
From: Denise Jernigan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Harlequin Duck
Seen at 1:45 PM from end of Holcomb St. Associating with Common Goldeneyes and a couple of Long-tailed Ducks

Denise Jernigan
South Glastonbury

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Date: 2/1/18 10:07 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Time to send in the Big January lists!
Hi All!


Well, January is over and it's time to send in your Hartford Big January of Birding lists! And please do, everyone!


There are two ways to send the list:


1) ebird:

* select "My Ebird"
* Select "Summarize My Observations:
* Select a report for "Month" starting on "January 1st, 2018"
* Highlight in the drop-down list all the locations that were in Hartford County
* Select "Download this report" and store it on your computer
* Then send me an email with the report attached.


2) Typed

You can type up a list yourself and email it to me. It should be formatted as follows:

Date Species Location


Please email to <sffaulkner...> mailto:<sffaulkner...> .


The Hartford Audubon Board looks forward to hearing about your January birding successes!!!


Sarah Faulkner

Vice President, HAS

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Date: 2/1/18 9:41 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] location Desmond’s Pond?
Desmond Pond is at the intersection of Pierce Road and Strong Road.
It has a parking lot and boardwalk.

Ken Elkins
Shelton, CT

On Feb 1, 2018 11:47 AM, "Alex Delehanty via CTBirds" <
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> South Windsor yes, but where?
> Can’t find it online.
> Please help!
> Ale
>
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Date: 2/1/18 8:47 am
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] location Desmond’s Pond?
South Windsor yes, but where?
Can’t find it online.
Please help!
Ale

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Date: 2/1/18 7:21 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Griswold Point - Iceland Gulls
Griswold Point - Old Lyme - 2 First Cycle Iceland Gulls

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 1/31/18 6:35 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Groton Iceland Gull, Lapland Longspur
Today around noon at Eastern Point in Groton:

1 Lapland Longspur with about 8 Horned Larks on the bare patches of grass

1 Iceland Gull, adult. A rather pale one but still Kumlien's I think. See eBird list for photos:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42389257


Dylan

Waterford

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Date: 1/31/18 6:24 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Current CT Snowy Owls? Gt Meadows? Milford?
Friends!

Mary & I hope finally to view our first Snowy Owl. Where might we have the best chance of seeing one tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 1? Stratford's Great Meadows Marsh? Or Milford Point? Or...?

And where best in each? I don't know Great Meadows.

Thanks for your help.
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Date: 1/31/18 2:05 pm
From: Eric Larson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington Flats
Just came from the Farmington flats searching the river for the Greater White Fronted Goose, which I spotted.I also spotted 2 all white Canada Geese.  They have the black neck of a Canada Goose. Never saw a all white one before, not sure if they are rare or not.
There is also 3 Ring-necked ducks along with a thousand Canada Geese.
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Date: 1/31/18 1:22 pm
From: Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe, Rusty Blackbirds, etc
South Windsor: Desmond's Pond, 3:25PM - 1 Wilson's Snipe, 2 Green-winged
Teal among Canada Geese, Mallards. Station 43, approx.2:15 PM - 2 Rusty
Blackbirds, 1 Swamp Sparrow, 1 imm White-crowned Sparrow among other sp.
Patrice Favreau
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Date: 1/31/18 9:50 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain
Hooray, my Cardinals were back this morninng for the first time sice around Christmas. Already room for more at the feeders.


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Date: 1/31/18 9:40 am
From: Jonathan Trouern-Trend via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker - East Hartford
12:30 Wed 31Jan
Hockanum River Linear Trail Elm Street section - East Hartford

Red-headed woodpecker at almost the exact location as a few years ago. Bird has almost completely red head with a little brown still showing.

Was in the two large dead trees at the second bridge on the boardwalk

Also a Pileated working the area

Jonathan Trouern-Trend
Marlborough

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Date: 1/31/18 9:36 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Long-Tails
From Tom Holloway
1/31/18 - Hammonasset S.P., 11:30 am. One very attractive male Long-Tailed Duck and one Surf Scoter close to shore off the Pebble Beach. Near the jetty, one female Long-Tailed, along with dunlin and sanderlings.
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Date: 1/31/18 8:49 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull
Stonington-Barn Island Boat Launch- Black-headed Gull with group of Gulls to the left of the launch now. Thank you Nigel for the tip!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/31/18 8:27 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck, West Haven
11:25 am. Harlequin has returned to Holcomb St.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT


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> On Jan 31, 2018, at 9:44 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> The duck was flushed from the Holcomb St location and can now be seen at the Oyster River spot, out in the sound, best viewed from Rosemary Ct., and still associating with Common Goldeneye. Iceland Gull seen by Holcomb St.
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Date: 1/31/18 6:45 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck, West Haven
The duck was flushed from the Holcomb St location and can now be seen at the Oyster River spot, out in the sound, best viewed from Rosemary Ct., and still associating with Common Goldeneye. Iceland Gull seen by Holcomb St.

Sara Zagorski
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Date: 1/31/18 6:05 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coot in northern end Union Pond Manchester


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Date: 1/31/18 4:04 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck continues
West Haven- end of Holcomb Street and very close to shore with Common Goldeneye.
Great find Larry!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/30/18 6:32 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grace Farms Bird Walks Feb 17
Greetings,
I invite all to join me on a free bird walk at Grace Farms in New Canaan on Saturday, Feb. 17. We will be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen-science project of Cornell University. Three times are offered: 10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00, and 3:30-5:30.

Grace Farms Frank Mantlik GBBC Link: http://gracefarms.org/events/birdwatching-grace-farms-great-backyard-bird-count/

GBBC Registration link: https://gracefarms.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1a00000cDhRDEA0

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/30/18 2:40 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] A Letter For Americans


Paul Desjardins
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I do not expect the letter addressed to Secretary Zinke will cause him to reconsider. As things now stand we are going back to the dark ages as far as wildlife conservation on the national level is concerned.


Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 1/30/18 1:33 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck
01/30/18 - West Haven, Holcomb St, 3:30 pm

Close to low tide, one drake Harlequin diving off of rocky beach with Goldeneye, Long Tails, RB Mergs, and Wigeon. Holcomb St is off of Ocean Ave not far east of the traffic circle near the Oyster River outlet. Photos to appear with eBird report.

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 1/30/18 10:37 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Of Snowy Owl Inerest
Just received a photo from my Daughter Corinne from Harrisonburg Va. of a Snowy Owl perched on the exit #243 sign on interstate 81 in Harrisonburg.
This is the same sign where a Snowy Owl was seen and photographed during the irruption 4 years ago.
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Date: 1/30/18 9:16 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A Letter For Americans
https://defenders.org/publications/mbta-zinke.pdf

Paul

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Date: 1/29/18 8:46 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford back yard, Red Shouldered Hawk and Raven.
Yesterday a Red Shouldered Hawk managed to steal beef suet from the grocery store stuffed in the woodpecker feeder.  Today a Raven took a hunk of suet from a nail pounded in the top of one of the covered feeders.  This was the first time I have ever put out beef suet in our yard as I usually use suet cakes or bark butter.  It is very effective attracting many woodpeckers, Carolina Wren, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the Branford Supply Ponds where it is pounded into the crevices of the cedar tree by the pond.

Carol LemmonBranford
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Date: 1/29/18 6:04 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Ross's Goose?
1/29/18 - Stratford, Frash Pond, 1:18 pm.

This afternoon I spotted a small white goose with black primaries on the far side of Frash pond with a few Canadas and Canvasback. I didn’t have a scope, but a few distant very marginal photos seemed to suggest the small bill of a Ross’s Goose. It was noticeably smaller than the nearby Canadas.

Larry Bausher
West Haven


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Date: 1/29/18 1:15 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor - Strong Rd and Station 43 - Monday 1/29
Strong Road:
Yellow-rumped Warbler, in the ice-bound trees in the flood plain at the end of the road;
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, also at the end of the road.

Station 43 highlights:
Turkey Vulture
Cedar Waxwings 21
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, presumably the same bird found by Jay Kaplan and Sarah Faulkner yesterday on Vibert Road. Today it was in a mixed flock of Starlings, a few Red-wings and at least one Cowbird -- but no Grackles at all. They perched for about 15 minutes in the tree belt on the north side of the cornfield beyond the Hartford Audubon Society's observation platform overlooking the marsh. I will post adequate photos on eBird.

John Weeks
North Granby


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Date: 1/29/18 10:20 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Snowy owl presentation
1/28. Milford Coastal Center (CT Audubon Society). Milan Bull and I gave a presentation on Snowy Owls to a packed audience. Afterwards, as the fog cleared, we fittingly viewed a live Snowy Owl from the center’s tower. (Thanks to Patty Morris for spotting it).
Stay tuned if we should schedule another presentation.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/29/18 10:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital BARNACLE GOOSE- NY
1/29. New York, Rye, Playland Lake - Tom Burke and Gail Benson just texted me. They are viewing a BARNACLE GOOSE and close CACKLING GOOSE. They might be the duo that had recently been in Westport/Fairfield, which apparently haven’t been reported in CT in a while.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/29/18 9:07 am
From: Spector, David \(Biology\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain Wood Duck
This morning there was a drake Wood Duck at the pond at Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain. He is with Mallards at the SW corner of the pond, where the stream enters and currently the only substantial patch of open water. There was also an almost American Black Duck (Black Duck at first glance, but with a bit of green on his crown-maybe 3/4 or 7/8 Black Duck).

For those who want to puzzle over variation in Mallards, difficult identifications, and potential extreme vagrants, there was a female with a speculum that was a bit greener than those of the other Mallards and who had some dark near the base of the bill. I'm pretty sure that she was a Mallard, but keep in mind that Mottled Ducks banded in their normal range have been recovered as far north as Wisconsin and New Jersey.

David Spector and the CCSU Biology of Birds class
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Date: 1/29/18 8:49 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] coot union pond Manchester
American coot right off the observation platform at union pond by northwest
park.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/29/18 6:43 am
From: Brian O'Toole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grass Island, Greenwich - 4 Redheads
Grass Island, Greenwich — 3 male and 1 female Redheads in harbor

Brian O’Toole
Danbury

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Date: 1/29/18 4:16 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Big January Ends on Wednesday!
THREE DAYS LEFT!!!!!


The Hartford Big January of Birding, sponsored by the Hartford Audubon Socieety, ends at, well, the end of January! You have three days left to get the minimum species to enter! I know I've been seeing lots of folks out birding in Hartford County this month. I look forward to seeing your lists and printing out your certificates! And for the top winners there are fabulous prizes.


But it's not about the competition -- it's about getting outside and seeing the birds. OK, and the competition. I'm going to take yet another trip to New Britain myself to try (again) for those monk parakeets... I want them on my January list.


Reminder about how to participate:

* Adults: 65 or more species in Hartford County
* Teens: ages 11-17, 35 or more species in Hartford County
* Youth: ages 4-10, 25 or more species in Hartford County

Please send your list by February 9th to <sffaulkner...> mailto:<sffaulkner...> . There are two formats possible for submission: 1) your ebird.org list, which you can download and forward to me for the month (be sure to only include sites in Hartford County), or 2) you can write or type up a list that includes the date, species, and location seen. Either one will work, but please email by the 9th.


I can't wait to see the lists!


Sarah Faulkner

Vice President, Hartford Audubon Society


*There's also the COA Big January -- I'm doing both, myself!
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Date: 1/28/18 2:19 pm
From: Bob Cartoceti via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Raven
To follow Doug Beach’s posting of his Simsbury Raven, I had this one today at 1:30 pm outside my door in Southbury flying across Southford Falls State Park. Seeing and hearing one or more Ravens there has become more common over the past few years now.

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Date: 1/28/18 12:16 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye
Fairfield-Sunken Island- female Barrows Goldeneye just east of Sunken Island now, 129+ White-winged Scoters, Red-necked Grebe south of Sunken Island and not being seen now.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/28/18 11:58 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow Headed Blackbird
Seen on Vibert Road, South Windsor, 11:15 am in large flock of red-winged blackbirds with a few grackles mixed in (maybe cowbirds too -- they flew too fast for us to see).


Sarah Faulkner and Jay Kaplan
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Date: 1/28/18 11:17 am
From: Anne Kehmna via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White Fronted Goose Farmington
2:00 - in river with Canada geese. Viewed from cemetery on Garden St.

Anne Kehmna

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Date: 1/28/18 10:08 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Raven

Raven at 12:30 this afternoon, perched on a tree on the east side of the large wetland east of the bandshell off Ironhorse Blvd.  While never to be expected, Ravens are occasionally seen here and are worth scanning and listening for.
Doug BeachSimsbury
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Date: 1/28/18 8:00 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Moraine Trail, Meigs Point, Hammonasset - King Eider, Red Necked Grebe, Iceland Gull
So, and well, in a dense fog and pelting rain three hen King eider were keeping the company of common eider, surf scoter and a red necked grebe. The previously reported Iceland Gull didn’t seem to mind the weather and scores of dunlin were scavenging for this and that along the water’s edge. Turnstones were helping the search, mostly looking under slipper shells, but added only themselves to my list.

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Date: 1/28/18 7:47 am
From: Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Paul Desjardins gets a mention in the NYTimes Book Review
Paul Desjardins is quoted in Richard Prum’s book review of 'The Meaning of Birds’ (Simon Barnes) in today’s New York Times Book Review. Congratulations Paul! (Apologies if this has already been mentioned in these pages.)
Eileen

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Date: 1/28/18 7:00 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ross’s Goose, Fairfield Hunt Club
In field with Canadas at corner of Long Lots and Bulkley Road in Fairfield.
Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT

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Date: 1/27/18 5:44 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL II
I Can't make it this tear. I'm in Cuba.

Frank
 
Life is short. Bird often.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
Time is running out! Please sign up for the Mega Bowl soon if you would
like to participate in it this year. It should be a lot of fun and we are
sure to see lots of good birds, and the dinner afterwards should be great!
A more detailed announcement for the event is below.



Chris Loscalzo,

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The Second Annual Mega Bowl of Birding in New Haven County!

This fun and friendly event involves birding in teams of 3-4 people anywhere
in New Haven County. The teams try to see as many species as they can on
the day of the event. Each species observed has a point value, with one
point for the most common species to five points for the rarest species. At
the end of the day, everyone meets to share stories, enjoy a delicious
dinner, and tabulate the results. Prizes are given out to all participants,
with special prizes going to the team accumulating the most points on the
day. Advanced registration is requested: birders should register for the
event by Sunday, January 28, 2018. The event will be held on Saturday,
February 3, 2018. The end of the day celebration will be held at the
Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby. To register: contact the Mega Bowl
Coordinator: Chris Loscalzo at <mailto:<closcalz...>
<closcalz...> or 203 389-6508. More detailed information for the
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Date: 1/27/18 4:14 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whooping cranes
After reading the information on the link, I have to say this sounds like a try at justification for ending a successful program. Farming out the birds to other facilities without the expertise of those who have been doing this for years is bound to have negative impacts. It is also my understanding that Operation Migration, the program which used ultralights to teach first year birds the route they must travel, was ended some time ago. I believe this is just one more deeply misguided effect of putting dollars and bureaucracy over conservation. I guess we will find out in the future when crane populations reflect the 'wisdom' of this plan.

Zellene

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Date: 1/27/18 3:57 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL II
Time is running out! Please sign up for the Mega Bowl soon if you would
like to participate in it this year. It should be a lot of fun and we are
sure to see lots of good birds, and the dinner afterwards should be great!
A more detailed announcement for the event is below.



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

<closcalz...>

203 389-6508





The Second Annual Mega Bowl of Birding in New Haven County!

This fun and friendly event involves birding in teams of 3-4 people anywhere
in New Haven County. The teams try to see as many species as they can on
the day of the event. Each species observed has a point value, with one
point for the most common species to five points for the rarest species. At
the end of the day, everyone meets to share stories, enjoy a delicious
dinner, and tabulate the results. Prizes are given out to all participants,
with special prizes going to the team accumulating the most points on the
day. Advanced registration is requested: birders should register for the
event by Sunday, January 28, 2018. The event will be held on Saturday,
February 3, 2018. The end of the day celebration will be held at the
Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby. To register: contact the Mega Bowl
Coordinator: Chris Loscalzo at <mailto:<closcalz...>
<closcalz...> or 203 389-6508. More detailed information for the
event can be found on the New Haven Bird Club and COA websites.



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Date: 1/27/18 2:40 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Pt. to Milford pt. birds
1/27/18 - various spots from Greenwich Pt. to Milford Pt., Ct
1 Red-throated Loon2 Common Loons2+ Horned Grebes2 Great Cormorants1 Double-crested Cormorant2 Great Blue Herons2 Black Vultures6+ Turkey Vulturesmany Canada Geeseeven more Brants8+ Mute Swansseveral Gadwalls4 American Wigeonsmany Black Ducksseveral Mallards3 Redheadsmany Greater & Lesser Scaups1 White-winged Scoter5+ Surf Scotersseveral Long-tailed Ducksmany Buffleheadsmany Common Goldeneyesseveral Hooded Mergansersseveral Red-breasted Mergansers1 Sharp-shinned Hawk3 Cooper's Hawks2 Red-shouldered Hawks6+ Red-tailed Hawks5 American Coots20+ Ruddy Turnstonesmany Sanderlings7+ Dunlinsmany Ring-billed, Herring, and Great Black-backed Gulls1 Lesser Black-backed Gullmany Mourning Dovesmany Rock Pigeons12+ Monk Parakeets1 Great Horned Owl1 Long-eared Owl3 Snowy Owls1 Hairy Woodpecker4+ Blue Jays7+ American Crows6+ Fish Crows2 Black-capped Chickadees1 Carolina Wren3+ Northern Mockingbirdsmany European Starlings2 Song Sparrowsseveral White-throated Sparrows4 Northern Cardinals4+ House Finchesmany House Sparrows
If anyone wants specific locals for any birds contact me privately.
Andrew
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Date: 1/27/18 2:33 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NYTimes: R. Prum review, "Passion and Peril of Birding"
Yale's Richard Prum begins with the recent Corn Crake covered in these emails, including this quotation:

"As a Connecticut birder, Paul Desjardins, put it, 'It only took me 58 years to see this bird.' "
Congratulations, Paul!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/books/review/birds-barnes-brunner-strycker.html

The Passion and Peril of Birding By RICHARD O. PRUM
JAN. 23, 2018

"Where do birding dreams come from? Mostly, they come from books. Next to high-quality optics, the most important resources for a birder are books. "


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Date: 1/27/18 1:20 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jo Fasciolo has shared an eBird checklist with you from Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk on Jan 27, 2018 - 1:35 PM
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

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Crazy Number of Long-tailed ducks at Calf Pasture, Norwalk today. I had a conservative count of 400. Viewing them from the pier, they littered the water in every direction. Using my scope I could see even more further out in and around the islands. Buffle head and mergansers were sprinkled in there too. What was most impressive was the noise they were making. It was practically echoing across the water and seemed to be coming from every direction. In addition there were a few loons, 12 fish crow, Brant, Canada Geese and a plethora of gulls. Full checklist shared.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/27/18 11:59 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Redheads
3 Drake, 1 Hen REDHEAD continue at the south end of Grass Island Rd in Greenwich Harbor. 3 Ruddy Ducks present as well, couldn't find any Canvasback.
-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich

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Date: 1/27/18 10:09 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Manchester
The Iceland Gull reported earlier was hanging out at the north end of Union Pond, pretty near the observation platform at Northwest Park. While watching it we were surprised to see three Greater White-fronted Geese in the large flock. We saw the two in Farmington earlier. I have never seen five of this species in CT on the sand day before.

Other HAS January notables - at least one Yellow-rump continues at the end of Strong Road in South Windsor. I had a Peregrine on a transmission tower just east of the Charter Oak Bridge. Bill found some Monk Parakeets at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

We have not seen the snipe Paul D reported yesterday but the teals remain.

Jamie Meyers, Canton
Bill Asteraides, Glastonbury

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Date: 1/27/18 8:35 am
From: John Shepard via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cedar Waxwings
Flock of 20+ Cedar Waxwings flying around, eating bittersweet berries, around the hay field at 3 Old Marlbourgh Tpke, Portland. Beautiful winter treat..
11:50am.
John Shepard, Portland, Ct.

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Date: 1/27/18 8:25 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] union pond Manchester - Iceland gull
pretty sure I just had an Iceland gull at union pond in manchester..
probably about 40 gulls there total, and a bunch of geese on the back end
of the pond. I saw the Iceland gull by the waterfall, but they since have
flown to the middle area they typically sit at there. may be able to still
see with scope.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/27/18 6:41 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] northern pintail - farmington
I just saw the prior email, sorry for duplucate. and yes there are 2 that
I see now.

David Funke, Manchester CT

On Jan 27, 2018 9:31 AM, "David Funke" <dfunke2121...> wrote:

> behind the fields on meadow rd where the river is.. large group of Canada
> geese... on back edge of river is a lone northern pintail duck.
>
> David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/27/18 6:32 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] northern pintail - farmington
behind the fields on meadow rd where the river is.. large group of Canada
geese... on back edge of river is a lone northern pintail duck.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/27/18 6:22 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Gr White Fr Goose Farmington meadows in bend of river fr cemetary
Also, there were two Northern Pintails a little further up the river near the sandbars.

Jack Swatt
Wolcott

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Date: 1/27/18 5:42 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gr White Fr Goose Farmington meadows in bend of river fr cemetary


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Date: 1/26/18 2:41 pm
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BT Grackles -No- at Cricket-Stratford
I sat in the parking lot at the Cricket Car Hop from 4:10 until dark. Sunset was at 5:00. I scanned the Marsh several times, but could see not hear any evidence of the flock. It is possible that the roost has relocated. I am leaving now at 5:35 pm.
Bill Banks
Seymour

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Date: 1/26/18 12:07 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: The Birdwatcher by Owen Elphick

>The Hartford Courant featured the poems of Owen Elphick last Sunday. He won the Poetry Out Loud competition in CT and will compete in the national competition. His poem The Birdwatcher, dedicated to his father, captures the essence of my experiences. Here is the link to the article:
>
>http://www.courant.com/entertainment/arts-theater/hc-connecticut-poet-owen-elphick-20180122-story.html
>
>Zellene

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Date: 1/26/18 11:07 am
From: Larry . via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Patuxent Whooping Cranes
Here is more on the Patuxent WRC Whooping Crane Propagation Program,from
it's Director.
All is not lost, the program will continue in other places.

http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2017/07/14/more-on-patuxent-closure/
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Date: 1/26/18 10:10 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor

Just now at Desmond’s Pond two Green Winged Teals and a Wilson’s Snipe
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 1/26/18 10:08 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor

Just now at Desmond’s Pond two Green Winged Teals and a Wilson’s Snipe
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 1/26/18 9:18 am
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose - Farmington 1/25 - better directions
The white-fronted goose was present this morning - viewable from the south end of the cemetery off Garden Street in Farmington, near where John saw it yesterday. A wood duck was also in the River.


Jay Kaplan
Canton



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Sent: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose - Farmington 1/25 - better directions

At noon today, a Greater White-fronted Goose was among several hundred Canada Geese congregating on the Farmington River in Farmington. I gave somewhat imperfect directions to the site earlier today.

From the intersection of Route 10 and Meadow Road, go approx. half a mile to a parking lot on your right with a sign reading "Larry Kolp Community Garden Plots". From the parking lot, walk along the river until the tree belt thins out (about 1/4 mile) and scan the geese for the GWFG. The flock was quite skittish, with many of the Canadas lifting into the air and circling around, so I can't guarantee that the exotic goose will stay put. There were also three male Ring-necked Ducks with scores of Mallards.

John Weeks
North Granby


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Date: 1/26/18 8:22 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Not good


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


For years the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland has been raising Whooping Cranes to try to increase their numbers. Now that project has been shut down by the Trump administration. Not surprising. What will be next?

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/26/18 8:14 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Long Tails
From Fran and Tom Holloway
1/26/18 - Hammonasset S.P., 11:00 am, 3 male Long-Tailed Ducks close to shore off the Pebble (or "Little Shell") Beach.
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Date: 1/25/18 3:28 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose - Farmington 1/25 - better directions
At noon today, a Greater White-fronted Goose was among several hundred Canada Geese congregating on the Farmington River in Farmington. I gave somewhat imperfect directions to the site earlier today.

From the intersection of Route 10 and Meadow Road, go approx. half a mile to a parking lot on your right with a sign reading "Larry Kolp Community Garden Plots". From the parking lot, walk along the river until the tree belt thins out (about 1/4 mile) and scan the geese for the GWFG. The flock was quite skittish, with many of the Canadas lifting into the air and circling around, so I can't guarantee that the exotic goose will stay put. There were also three male Ring-necked Ducks with scores of Mallards.

John Weeks
North Granby


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Date: 1/25/18 2:02 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New haven
Stopped at lighthouse point park in new haven on my way home just because nobody has reported from there for weeks. Quiet for the most part but did have some nice gems:

1 horned grebe
3 long tailed ducks
1 Common Goldeneye
2 buffleheads
1 red breasted merganser.

Monica

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Date: 1/25/18 11:11 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk N. Shovelers
1/25/18 Fourteen Acre Pond
2:00 pm - Two Northern Shovelers as seen from Stony Brook Road.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 1/25/18 10:31 am
From: Christine Chinni via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington - Greater White Fronted Goose and Ring Neck Ducks
Noon at the Cowls property in Farmington - Greater White Fronted Goose and
Ring neck Ducks



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Date: 1/25/18 9:15 am
From: A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canvasback Grass Island Greenwich
Male Canvasback along Grass Island Road, just past intersection of Shore Road, Greenwich CT, 11:45am 1/25/18. Also 4 Readhead continue (3 male, 1 female, great for comparison with Canvasback). Lots of Gadwall, Black Duck, Scaup, Hooderd Merganers, Bufflehead, Mallard.

Allan Welby
Ridgefield

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Date: 1/25/18 6:11 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Barrow’s Goldeneye
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Barrow’s Goldeneye pair continues off of east beach with flock of Common Goldeneye. The Common Goldeneye flock numbers are substantially lower than they were a week ago.Lesser Black-backed Gull continues just east of Sherwood Point on the beach.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/25/18 5:27 am
From: Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Stratford. Ibis...yes Ibis
No luck respotting Ibis (Glossy). :( ice back in a lot of areas this morning. There was one photographed in Jamaica Bay Refuge on LI last month which is encouraging that someone else may find them. Silver Sands/Charles Island/Coastal Center might be worth an extra look?


Anyone doing a big January there were 3 pied grebe in little stream at Birdseye Boat Ramp best viewed from the street (Beacon Point Rd). Also 3 canvasback 2 drake 1 female and a few bufflehead and hooded mergs at inlet of Frash Pond along access rd. Stratford 730a.m.


Donna Caporaso
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Subject: Stratford. Ibis...yes Ibis


Hi All,


I've really debated about sending this email because of the possible naysayers that will respond. I sought advice and was told "just explain what you saw". But yes, coming home from work on the Burma Road in Stratford aka Rt. 113 before the airport, at about 5:05 pm I saw 4 Ibis flying over the road heading toward the direction of the Birdseye Boat Ramp/Greenway area of the Housatonic River. There is no doubt in my mind - long, curved down bills were quite obvious, legs just past tip of tale and sort of droopy. I've seen plenty of both to know the difference. They weren't terribly high up. I almost crashed by car trying to keep sight of them and fumble for my camera. Unfortunately no photos. I turned around and went to the boat ramp, greenway, behind the animal control facility on Beacon Point Road, Bonds Dock and Shore Road trying in vain to find them. Perhaps they flew to Milford Coastal Center, Silver Sands, Charles Island? I don't know. I would hope someone out birding tomorrow can find them and validate my sighting.


Thank you.





Donna Caporaso
Stratford, CT



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Date: 1/25/18 4:30 am
From: Parrot via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island Black headed Gull
Greetings,
If memory serves me this species (individual) has been present at impoundment 1 several years in a row.

Ron, Ashford.
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