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3/25/19 12:53 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4407, Issue 2
3/25/19 12:51 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waterford
3/25/19 11:55 am James Good via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow goose Newtown
3/25/19 10:06 am Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] C O A Get Together
3/25/19 10:05 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Maine Great Black Hawk - follow up story
3/25/19 9:01 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Another Westport LBBGull
3/25/19 8:21 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison Raptors
3/25/19 8:21 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor and Farmington
3/25/19 7:01 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Bonaparte’s Gulls
3/24/19 6:19 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] hybrid Tufted Duck photos
3/24/19 6:19 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
3/24/19 5:11 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
3/24/19 3:42 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammonassett today
3/24/19 3:38 pm Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett today
3/24/19 3:13 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett Madison
3/24/19 2:30 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison
3/24/19 12:47 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] B Vultures in Walnut Hill Park, NB
3/24/19 12:46 pm A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pintail Ridgefield Pierrpont Lake
3/24/19 12:01 pm Janet Messick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bufflehead
3/24/19 10:33 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP REPORT
3/24/19 9:56 am C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA gathering
3/24/19 9:16 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shell Beach Ducks
3/23/19 4:13 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Gannet Westport
3/23/19 2:21 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Flock of Killdeer Norwalk
3/23/19 1:59 pm Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] C O A Get Together
3/23/19 1:50 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] C O A Get Together
3/23/19 7:36 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] FOY Catbird
3/22/19 9:17 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut
3/22/19 9:17 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut
3/22/19 9:16 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut
3/22/19 9:16 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut
3/22/19 7:59 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut
3/22/19 7:20 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop notes
3/22/19 5:02 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Point - Yellow-rumped Warbler
3/22/19 3:54 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting-Hats and new checklists
3/22/19 3:42 pm Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ring necked Ducks - Avon
3/22/19 3:24 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Check your local swamp for herons – Connecticut Bird Atlas
3/22/19 2:00 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers in Old Saybrook
3/22/19 11:29 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] F O Y Catbird
3/22/19 8:58 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagle Chicks
3/22/19 8:45 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rick Wright on Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows - BirdCallsRadio
3/22/19 8:35 am JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oracle Contract
3/22/19 7:14 am William Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Catbird Glastonbury?
3/22/19 7:00 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Birding & Bino Help
3/22/19 4:00 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP This Sunday!!
3/21/19 6:43 pm Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4404, Issue 2
3/21/19 6:16 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding & Bino Help
3/21/19 2:16 pm Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shell Beach Rd
3/21/19 1:02 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe Watertown
3/21/19 12:38 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rocky Hill
3/21/19 12:31 pm Karen Strong via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding & Bino Help
3/21/19 9:36 am Mary Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yesterday
3/21/19 8:38 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mallard & C Geese decline
3/21/19 6:52 am Tamesin Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 3/21, Cedar Lake, Chester: OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, multitudes of ducks
3/21/19 4:33 am Polly Parker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GB Herons Return to Rookery in Simsbury
3/20/19 6:11 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bruce Park, Greenwich - 2 FOS Birds for me
3/20/19 5:48 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] First of year Eastern Phoebe
3/20/19 4:13 pm Kelly QUinn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Heron
3/20/19 3:20 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Perry's Mill Ponds, Fairfield
3/20/19 3:15 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Eastern Phoebe !
3/20/19 2:38 pm carol campion via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Blue Herons
3/20/19 2:19 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield
3/20/19 2:02 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Marsh/Shell Beach Rd Guilford
3/20/19 11:15 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Half a Tufted Duck
3/20/19 6:42 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fire destroys Silver Sands buildings
3/20/19 6:38 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fire destroys Silver Sands buildings
3/20/19 4:31 am C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Immature common eider niantic Bay
3/20/19 4:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Silver Sands fire engulfs new buildings under construction - New Haven Register
3/20/19 4:12 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fire destroys Silver Sands buildings
3/19/19 7:10 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] test
3/19/19 6:59 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] test
3/19/19 6:33 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Inland gull feeding
3/19/19 5:40 pm Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Inland gull feeding
3/19/19 1:03 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raymond Marsh-Rail Tr.
3/19/19 12:55 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: No. Just no. Stop it. No.
3/19/19 12:31 pm James Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oops
3/19/19 12:30 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redhead Merwin Point 3/19/19
3/19/19 12:29 pm James Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gobblers in Glastonbury
3/19/19 10:44 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shell Beach - Leetes Island Marsh - Shovelers and Yellowlegs
3/19/19 7:35 am Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartford Brown Creeper
3/19/19 7:28 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherman Heronry
3/19/19 7:14 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT bird atlas update: ravens
3/18/19 7:50 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] reports about FISH returning in the Spring
3/18/19 6:15 pm Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plainville Redhead
3/18/19 4:51 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] DEEP Blue Plan Press Event March 20, 2019 1:00 pm at Hammonasset
3/18/19 4:04 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk Courtship
3/18/19 3:52 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton Wintercones
3/18/19 1:42 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] reports about FISH returning in the Spring?
3/18/19 11:30 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] DC Cornorant Norwalk
3/18/19 10:44 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
3/18/19 9:41 am Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallow
3/18/19 8:47 am Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ospreys returning
3/18/19 8:30 am Joan Meek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows & Osprey, Essex - Chester
3/18/19 8:24 am Cathy - RiverQuest via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows & Osprey, Essex - Chester
3/18/19 6:36 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Osprey
3/18/19 6:09 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plainville Redhead
3/18/19 5:22 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Meadowlark
3/18/19 4:47 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Great Egret
3/17/19 4:07 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton
3/17/19 12:27 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] PIPL,Amoy. At Milford point
3/17/19 9:40 am Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Bald Eagles
3/17/19 9:27 am Maggy Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common raven in Bloomfield
3/17/19 9:15 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Vesper Sparrow
3/17/19 7:59 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grebe
3/17/19 6:52 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swamp Rd.
3/17/19 6:39 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad brook Goose
3/17/19 6:31 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-fronted Goose
3/17/19 6:31 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point - Oystercatchers
3/17/19 5:37 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Continuing female Baltimore Oriole, Old Saybrook
3/16/19 6:03 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
3/16/19 5:21 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 4/16 Osprey
3/16/19 3:27 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stewart McKinney Stratford GW Teals
3/16/19 3:22 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Frash Pond Canvasbcaks
3/16/19 3:16 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] 4/16 Osprey
3/16/19 1:52 pm Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rocky Neck
3/16/19 12:23 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 4/16 Osprey
3/16/19 12:15 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlark
3/16/19 9:42 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seaside park highlights
3/16/19 9:23 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
3/16/19 9:22 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds, 12:15 pm
3/16/19 9:01 am Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Fox Sparrow
3/16/19 8:16 am Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison FOYs
3/16/19 8:10 am Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagles- Wallingford
3/16/19 7:58 am Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BOSTON HOLLOW, 3-13-19
3/16/19 7:40 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Check Your SPAM Folder!
3/16/19 7:02 am Eric Larson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Photographers point of view
3/16/19 7:02 am Michael Baldyga via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fw: Bad behavior and owls - reality or myth?
3/16/19 6:56 am Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallow
3/16/19 6:31 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gorham Island Migrants
3/16/19 5:06 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Meadowlark
3/16/19 5:04 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Winter Wren (Granby, 3/16/19)
3/16/19 4:37 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow
3/15/19 10:16 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] March 9th mini-pelagic surprise!
3/15/19 7:27 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Not birds, but peepers
3/15/19 6:00 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northwest Park Windsor
3/15/19 5:49 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Not birds, but peepers
3/15/19 5:19 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden: Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Mar 15, 2019
3/15/19 4:29 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waveney Park Woodcocks New Canaan
3/15/19 3:46 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Yard Migrants, Gorham Island Sightings
3/15/19 3:22 pm carol campion via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hampton CT sightings
3/15/19 3:10 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Important eBird reminder
3/15/19 2:47 pm Carol & Gary Lemmon via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Carol & Gary Lemmon has shared an eBird checklist with you from Lighthouse Point Park on Mar 15, 2019 - 10:40 AM
3/15/19 2:14 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
3/15/19 1:12 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey Fairfield
3/15/19 11:05 am James via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grass Island
3/15/19 10:40 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Services for Denny Abbott
3/15/19 10:16 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] If you’re looking for one, great egret in Tuxis Pond, Madison, behind the CVS
3/15/19 10:04 am Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey in Branford
3/15/19 9:46 am A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull Greenwich Harbour Grass Island Park
3/15/19 9:36 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] early (maybe too early) bird sounds
3/15/19 9:18 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey, Southbury
3/15/19 8:41 am Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fw: Bad behavior and owls - reality or myth?
3/15/19 8:37 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping Plover MlfPt 3/15/19
3/15/19 8:29 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping Plover Milford pt 3/15/19
3/15/19 7:11 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weather today:migration, deja vu
3/15/19 5:44 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Bad behavior and owls - reality or myth?
3/15/19 5:08 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Wood Ducks
3/14/19 4:45 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison Woodcocks
3/14/19 4:26 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands State Park
3/14/19 2:54 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plankton feeding gulls Stamford
3/14/19 2:39 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal
3/14/19 1:22 pm Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbury Canvasbacks
3/14/19 1:20 pm Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbury Canvasback and Southbury Redheads
3/14/19 12:52 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY (at least for me) Great egret at Hammonasset, entrance road
3/14/19 12:22 pm Beverly Propen via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Beverly Propen has shared an eBird checklist with you from Silver Sands State Park, Milford, New Haven county on Mar 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM
3/14/19 8:43 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stratford arrivals
3/14/19 8:23 am Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Candlewood Lake Common Mergansers and
3/14/19 8:05 am David Winston via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cove Sanctuary:
3/14/19 7:55 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford arrivals
3/14/19 6:58 am Terry Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA annual meeting March 23, 8:00 AM
3/14/19 4:39 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton Common Raven
3/14/19 3:44 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds Tree Swallows
3/13/19 1:06 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
3/13/19 1:00 pm JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Woodcock
3/13/19 12:40 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Late Report, Southbury, Woodbury
3/13/19 11:16 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late Report, Southbury, Woodbury
3/13/19 10:46 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle in North Franklin
3/13/19 7:23 am Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cackling Goose
3/13/19 5:03 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport BWTeals
3/12/19 6:28 pm Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ethical Bird Photography
3/12/19 5:13 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sterling Timberdoodles
3/12/19 4:32 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sterling Timberdoodles
3/12/19 2:52 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Red-necked Grebe, 2 Peregrines, Pintails
3/12/19 2:31 pm Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] interesting Birds @ Grass Island and Greenwich Harbor -Afternoon 3/12/19
3/12/19 2:29 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk - Washington, CT
3/12/19 1:34 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BW Teals and Pintails at Leetes Island
3/12/19 7:30 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dale Dyer on Birds of Central American - BirdCallsRadio
3/11/19 5:39 pm Craig Minor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred owl (daylight)
3/11/19 4:19 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] March 9th : gulls and plankton galore
3/11/19 4:03 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] March 9th : gulls and plankton galore
3/11/19 3:48 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull and Lesser Yellowlegs at Long Wharf
3/11/19 2:52 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Blue Heron Rookery - Norwich
3/11/19 2:16 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT_ NY times article on new bird game-Wingspan
3/11/19 1:40 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weir Farm Seeks Birder Volunteers
3/11/19 7:26 am perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Killdeer Bridgeport
3/10/19 6:20 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Killdeer Bridgeport
3/10/19 12:30 pm beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redpoll
3/10/19 8:59 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/10/19 8:48 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine siskens seymour
3/10/19 7:11 am Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redpoll
3/10/19 6:29 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Middle Madison Yard Birds - Hermit and a Fox
3/10/19 4:58 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Feeders
3/9/19 2:59 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LIS mini-pelagic gulls/plankton trip
3/9/19 7:16 am Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Backyard leucistic male house finch
3/9/19 5:17 am Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4391, Issue 1 hawks, feeders
3/8/19 1:04 pm Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
3/8/19 12:18 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
3/8/19 11:10 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Anchor Beach gulls, scaup and Brant feeding
3/8/19 10:58 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redheads
3/8/19 10:47 am Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
3/8/19 9:04 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Haven - Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull
3/8/19 8:27 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Redheads Seaside Park Bridgeport
3/8/19 8:07 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Redheads Seaside Park Bridgeport
3/8/19 8:02 am Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redheads Seaside Park Bridgeport
3/8/19 6:33 am Richardson, Valerie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
3/8/19 6:12 am C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norwich Vultures (cont.)
3/8/19 5:55 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norwich Vultures (cont.)
3/8/19 5:50 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avon Snow Goose
3/8/19 5:37 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherman Siskins
3/8/19 5:13 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
3/8/19 4:49 am Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwich Vultures (cont.)
3/7/19 8:02 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
3/7/19 7:46 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
3/7/19 6:28 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwich Black Vultures
3/7/19 5:18 pm Dave Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caution! Falling Vultures
3/7/19 5:16 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/7/19 4:48 pm David Holmes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/7/19 11:06 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Atlas blog link
3/7/19 5:58 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
3/6/19 7:52 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How Rare are Inland Long-tailed Ducks?
3/6/19 7:52 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/6/19 7:42 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/6/19 6:53 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/6/19 6:41 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gulls and Plankton-feeding in LIS
3/6/19 5:02 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/6/19 3:25 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sharp-shinned Hawk Behavior
3/6/19 3:08 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
3/6/19 2:12 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton Common Raven
3/6/19 2:02 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich/Stamford highlights
3/6/19 1:52 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4389, Issue 1
3/6/19 11:57 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FRONT YARD BIRDS - HERMIT THRUSH
3/6/19 11:12 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/6/19 11:03 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] March 12th member’s meeting
3/6/19 10:50 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: INVITATION: Long Island Sound Funding Roundtable with Sen. Chris Murphy
3/6/19 10:47 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford NHBC highlights
3/6/19 7:43 am Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red breasted nuthatch
3/6/19 6:48 am John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Dead blue jay
3/5/19 2:25 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] David & Tammy McQuade Florida Birding - BirdCallsRadio
3/5/19 7:29 am Enya Cunningham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4387, Issue 1
3/5/19 6:33 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington Snow Goose
3/5/19 6:18 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dead Blue Jay
3/4/19 4:03 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Predicting New State Records
3/4/19 3:33 pm Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue birds at Madison backyard feeder and snow bunting
3/4/19 3:03 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Predicting new state records - a look back
3/4/19 2:58 pm Graham Montgomery via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Redpolls - Coventry Lake
3/4/19 1:17 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How Rare are Inland Long-tailed Ducks?
3/4/19 1:01 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] How Rare are Inland Long-tailed Ducks?
3/4/19 11:21 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach- madison
3/4/19 11:07 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach- madison
3/4/19 11:04 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hermit Thrush
3/4/19 7:52 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Peregrine
3/3/19 5:13 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbury Cackling, Southbury Redheads
3/3/19 3:52 pm LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peregrine
3/3/19 3:25 pm Judy Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcocks
3/3/19 2:44 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Meigs Point Jetty, Purple Sandpiper, around noon
3/3/19 1:22 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2019 04 Hamden Eagles ON EGGS
3/3/19 10:32 am Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White Memorial Pine Siskin Common Redpoll
3/3/19 9:48 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian GW Teal continues
3/3/19 9:13 am Christopher Mangels via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Recent birds of prey
3/3/19 8:53 am Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown Creeper in Hamden
3/3/19 7:57 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset SP gulls
3/3/19 7:13 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Captain's Cove Iceland Gull
3/3/19 6:36 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe
3/3/19 4:06 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford REDHEAD 3/2
3/2/19 5:39 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull, Lighthouse Point
3/2/19 4:04 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Island Marsh Guilford
3/2/19 2:47 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel
3/2/19 2:28 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull - Lighthouse Point
3/2/19 2:00 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford plankton feeding- Long Beach
3/2/19 1:27 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Plankton-feeding begins-Long Beach
3/2/19 12:42 pm Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Male Barrow’s Goldeneye
3/2/19 12:03 pm JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CORRECTION: Domestic Goose, NOT Greater White-fronted
3/2/19 11:55 am JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Union pond, Manchester Greater White-fronted Goose
3/2/19 7:11 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/1/19 3:43 pm Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Merganser at Dunlap Lake, Darien
3/1/19 3:37 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plankton-feeding begins-Long Beach
3/1/19 11:32 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding Ethics
3/1/19 11:18 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal continues
2/28/19 11:41 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain Ravens
2/28/19 8:21 am Edward Grzeda via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Geese - Sherwood Island, Westport
2/28/19 6:14 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra Swans
2/28/19 5:15 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LIS Gulls Project 2019
2/27/19 6:22 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Pied -billed Grebe 2-26 19
2/27/19 5:32 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Rock Common Ravens - Phenology
2/27/19 5:05 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred Owls
2/27/19 3:56 pm Ronald Serianz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Glastonbury recommendations?
2/27/19 12:50 pm Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red breasted nuthatches in West Hartford
2/27/19 12:28 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton High School
2/27/19 12:15 pm Martha Rice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford Leucistic Mallard
2/27/19 12:03 pm David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Influx of migrants
2/27/19 11:30 am William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] date correction re possible Snowy Owl siting in Litchfield
2/27/19 11:15 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Niantic R.
2/27/19 11:11 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
2/27/19 10:33 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL
2/27/19 8:29 am boll via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Geese at Sherwood Island
2/27/19 7:27 am Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glastonbury recommendations?
2/27/19 6:53 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Influx of migrants, and plankton
2/27/19 6:18 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Influx of migrants
2/26/19 6:46 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Raven Phenology
2/26/19 5:30 pm JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CORRECTION: Eurasian “Teal” at Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford
2/26/19 1:05 pm JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon at Birdseye Boat Ramp, Stratford
2/26/19 12:53 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stephen Moss, Naturalist and Author - BirdCallsRadio
2/26/19 11:37 am James Good via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow goose, Newtown
2/26/19 11:28 am William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] possible Snowy Owl in northesatern Litchfield backyard
2/26/19 9:52 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pied- billed grebe
2/25/19 2:19 pm Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redheads continue @ Greenwich Harbor
2/25/19 1:19 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] "blackbirds" in orange backyard
2/25/19 10:08 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Park, Westport- CLOSED
2/25/19 9:56 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Raven Phenology
2/24/19 12:55 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook feeders
2/24/19 9:58 am Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbury back yard
2/24/19 9:25 am Liz Love via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra Swans Glastonbury
2/24/19 8:01 am Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sterling Pine Siskins
2/24/19 4:57 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] COA Spring Bulletin
2/23/19 5:01 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital BOREAL CHICKADEE
2/23/19 2:36 pm Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra swans Riverfront Park Glastonbury
2/23/19 12:42 pm Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ring-necks behind Whitney Center on 2/23 and many previous days
2/23/19 11:47 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Signs of Spring - Red-winged Blackbirds - Washington, CT
2/23/19 8:56 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ring-necked Ducks
2/23/19 8:49 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redpolls at UCONN in Storrs
2/23/19 6:46 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London King Eider.
2/23/19 6:39 am LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pear Tree Point Darien
 
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Date: 3/25/19 12:53 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4407, Issue 2
3/25 Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich – 1 Barrow’s Goldeneye male, viewed for about 10 minutes in Sound off southwest corner of Eagle Pond around 11 am. Actively feeding with male Common Goldeneye. Not many other goldeneye around, mostly Long-tailed Ducks nearby. Could not relocate after trying to get a pic. Originally seen and photographed yesterday by birder from CO who was in area.

Cynthia Ehlinger

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Date: 3/25/19 12:51 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford
Birding Harkness memorial park today.

Highlights:

Osprey
Gadwall
Ring Necked Ducks
American wigeons
Close looks at Buffleheads
6 horned grebes- several in breeding plumage as well as winter plumage
4 common loons going into breeding plumage
12 common goldeneye

Water is super calm and flat today


Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/25/19 11:55 am
From: James Good via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow goose Newtown
There is a snow goose with the Canada geese, Ram pasture center of Newtown

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Date: 3/25/19 10:06 am
From: Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] C O A Get Together
Thanks for posting, Paul. Agree 100%!


On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 4:50 PM Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <
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>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> Just wanted to thank all the great people who helped put together such a
> great program today! I am proud to be a member of such a great
> organization. And it was really nice seeing all my friends today.
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/25/19 10:05 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Maine Great Black Hawk - follow up story
3/25. Here's a follow up story in the Boston Globe on Maine's Great Black Hawk.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/21/rare-great-black-hawk-that-died-maine-after-migrating-north-will-find-home-museum/YuR2N2lZvXIe2udb9gTjVO/story.html


Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 3/25/19 9:01 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Another Westport LBBGull
Westport-Grace Salmon Park-adult Lesser Black-backed Gull preening on “island” in river with other gulls

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/25/19 8:21 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison Raptors
From East River Boat Launch - Bald Eagle, Osprey (2) and Peregrine Falcon. Also 2 Great Egrets.

Peter Grose
Coventry

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Date: 3/25/19 8:21 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor and Farmington


Paul Desjardins
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This morning seen at the Newberry Road section of stn 43 pair of Northern Shovelers among 8 duck species and a hen Greater Scaup at Batterson.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/25/19 7:01 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Bonaparte’s Gulls
Southport Beach- 5 Bonapartes’s Gulls Finally!!They just flew in about 5 minutes ago just after I arrived.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/24/19 6:19 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] hybrid Tufted Duck photos
Hi all, here are some record photos of the Tufted Duck x Scaup sp. hybrid
from New Haven Harbor on the 20th.

https://www.shorebirder.com/2019/03/tufted-duck-x-scaup-hybrid.html

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/24/19 6:19 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
Thanks to all the participants for coming out and making this a really fun
morning in the field. We learned a lot today about gulls' progression from
juvenile plumage to adulthood. Also bigtime thanks to Stefan Martin for
lending his expertise and local knowledge, and for sharing all of that with
us.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:11 PM Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Thank you Nick and Chris and all the other people who helped to make
> today’s workshop a success. I am thankful you all take the time to share
> your expertise and experiences to help other birders grow their knowledge!
>
> Jo Fasciolo
> Norwalk
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> >
> > Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:33:13 -0400
> > From: "Christopher Loscalzo" <closcalz...>
> > To: <ctbirds...>
> > Subject: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP REPORT
> > Message-ID: <002601d4e267$a8a65950$f9f30bf0$@optonline.net>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> >
> > The COA Gull Workshop held today at Stratford Point was a great success.
> > Sincere thanks to Nick Bonomo for his comprehensive and informative
> > presentation. Observational highlights after the educational session
> > included two ICELAND GULLS at Long Beach (including an adult out plankton
> > feeding with RBGU and HEGU in the sound), flyover Great and
> Double-Crested
> > Cormorant, Osprey, Tree Swallow, Eastern Meadowlark and Savannah (Ipswich
> > race) Sparrow at Stratford Point, Northern Gannet, Osprey, and
> White-winged
> > and Surf Scoter. A good time was had by all. Now, if we can just
> remember
> > what we learned about gull ID!!
> >
> >
> >
> > Chris Loscalzo,
> >
> > Woodbridge
> >
> >
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Date: 3/24/19 5:11 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
Thank you Nick and Chris and all the other people who helped to make today’s workshop a success. I am thankful you all take the time to share your expertise and experiences to help other birders grow their knowledge!

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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>
> Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:33:13 -0400
> From: "Christopher Loscalzo" <closcalz...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP REPORT
> Message-ID: <002601d4e267$a8a65950$f9f30bf0$@optonline.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> The COA Gull Workshop held today at Stratford Point was a great success.
> Sincere thanks to Nick Bonomo for his comprehensive and informative
> presentation. Observational highlights after the educational session
> included two ICELAND GULLS at Long Beach (including an adult out plankton
> feeding with RBGU and HEGU in the sound), flyover Great and Double-Crested
> Cormorant, Osprey, Tree Swallow, Eastern Meadowlark and Savannah (Ipswich
> race) Sparrow at Stratford Point, Northern Gannet, Osprey, and White-winged
> and Surf Scoter. A good time was had by all. Now, if we can just remember
> what we learned about gull ID!!
>
>
>
> Chris Loscalzo,
>
> Woodbridge
>
>
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Date: 3/24/19 3:42 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammonassett today
Deneen,

Horned Grebes are actively molting from nonbreeding into breeding plumage
right now, and some of those transitional birds' plumage can look very much
like Eared Grebe! This is the time of year when they are most often
confused, in fact.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> 6 horned grebes riding the swells close offshore along the Meig's Point
> moraine trail - at least we think they were horned grebes and not eared
> grebes, although the necks looked slightly more like an eared (but we know
> horned would be more likely)
>
> FOY (at least for us at Hammo):
> oyster catcher off Meig's point moraine trail
> tree swallows (claiming their houses, it appeared)
> osprey
> great egret
>
> and one bald eagle circling at entrance (across route 1)
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Date: 3/24/19 3:38 pm
From: Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett today
6 horned grebes riding the swells close offshore along the Meig's Point
moraine trail - at least we think they were horned grebes and not eared
grebes, although the necks looked slightly more like an eared (but we know
horned would be more likely)

FOY (at least for us at Hammo):
oyster catcher off Meig's point moraine trail
tree swallows (claiming their houses, it appeared)
osprey
great egret

and one bald eagle circling at entrance (across route 1)
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Date: 3/24/19 3:13 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Madison
Here’s my checklist for Hammonassett Beach including link to ebird with my photos.

Hammonasset Beach SP, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Mar 24, 2019 4:15 PM - 5:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.453 mile(s)
18 species

Brant 28
Canada Goose 13
Mallard 2
American Black Duck 3
Surf Scoter 10
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Horned Grebe 1 Breeding plumage, photos
American Oystercatcher 2
Killdeer 2
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Sanderling X
Dunlin X
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Northern Harrier 1
Song Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54188455


Monica Nichols
Madison
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Date: 3/24/19 2:30 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison
Hammonassett Beach highlights:

2 red Breasted mergansers
10 Surf Scoters
2 oystercatchers
Numerous Dunlin, sanderlings, ruddy turnstones

1 HORNED GREBE in BREEDING PLUMAGE
Capitalized the grebe because if I’ve ever seen one in breeding plumage in CT before, I’ve only seen them in it once. It was also relatively close to shore so was able to get photos and video.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/24/19 12:47 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] B Vultures in Walnut Hill Park, NB
Mated pair munching food left for feral cats in park.

Robert Jase <busterggi...>
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Date: 3/24/19 12:46 pm
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Subject: [CT Birds] Pintail Ridgefield Pierrpont Lake
Male Pintail visible from Barlow Mountain Road on Pierrpont Lake, Ridgefield 3/24 3:45pm

Allan Welby
Ridgefield

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Date: 3/24/19 12:01 pm
From: Janet Messick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bufflehead
Pair of buffleheads at innovation park pond Guilford.
Janet Messick
Madison

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Date: 3/24/19 10:33 am
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP REPORT
The COA Gull Workshop held today at Stratford Point was a great success.
Sincere thanks to Nick Bonomo for his comprehensive and informative
presentation. Observational highlights after the educational session
included two ICELAND GULLS at Long Beach (including an adult out plankton
feeding with RBGU and HEGU in the sound), flyover Great and Double-Crested
Cormorant, Osprey, Tree Swallow, Eastern Meadowlark and Savannah (Ipswich
race) Sparrow at Stratford Point, Northern Gannet, Osprey, and White-winged
and Surf Scoter. A good time was had by all. Now, if we can just remember
what we learned about gull ID!!



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

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Date: 3/24/19 9:56 am
From: C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA gathering
Agreed !
This was my first COA meeting
And if was great ! Thank you to
All who organized- can’t wait
For next year !

Colette Driscoll Long

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Date: 3/24/19 9:16 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shell Beach Ducks
From Fran and Tom Holloway3/24/19 - 9:30 - 10:00 am, Shell Beach marsh, Guilford - Two Blue-Winged Teal; 2 Shovelers; 2 Pintail, male and female; about 10 American Widgeon; 40 - 50 Green Wing Teal; many Black Ducks and Mallards.
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Date: 3/23/19 4:13 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Gannet Westport
A good example of how with birding timing and a little luck is everything! Went looking for Bonaparte gulls at Southport Beach and had no luck. Stopped at Burying Hill beach on the way home and the first thing we saw was a beautiful Northern Gannet heading east as it was looking for dinner!

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk



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Date: 3/23/19 2:21 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Flock of Killdeer Norwalk
5:15pm

A flock of 17 Killdeer circling and calling over Veterans Park field.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/23/19 1:59 pm
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] C O A Get Together
Totally agree with Paul’s comments.

Excellent program by amazing people.

Thank you for your dedication!

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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> Just wanted to thank all the great people who helped put together such a great program today! I am proud to be a member of such a great organization. And it was really nice seeing all my friends today.
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Date: 3/23/19 1:50 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] C O A Get Together


Paul Desjardins
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Just wanted to thank all the great people who helped put together such a great program today! I am proud to be a member of such a great organization. And it was really nice seeing all my friends today.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/23/19 7:36 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] FOY Catbird
Will - With the repeat qualities of the Catbird sounds you heard, did you consider the possibility that you may have been fooled by a Mockingbird?

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

Subject: FOY Catbird Glastonbury?
Date: Fri Mar 22 2019 9:14 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org

Out walking the dog this a.m. I am certain that I heard a Catbird... I did not see the bird and the only thing about the call that bothered me was that it seemed too consistent, the same call repeated several times. However it was, to my ears, distinctly a Catbird call.
Any thoughts... I guess it could have been a Jay. I am will be trying again to see if I can locate it.
Will YoungGlastonbury
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Date: 3/22/19 9:17 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut


Hi All,
I’ll be speaking at the COA annual meeting. I will have books available for sale
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Date: 3/22/19 9:17 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut


Hi All,
I’ll be speaking at the COA annual meeting tomorrow in the afternoon. I will also have books available for sale. I take cash
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Date: 3/22/19 9:16 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut


Hi All,
I’ll be speaking at the COA annual meeting tomorrow in the afternoon. I will also have books available for sale and  I can take cash or check.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow
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Date: 3/22/19 9:16 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut


Hi All,
I’ll be speaking at the COA annual meeting tomorrow in the afternoon. I will also have books available for sale and  I can take cash or check.
I look forward to a wonderful meeting and to seeing you all tomorrow.
Safe travels.
Frank Gallo
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Date: 3/22/19 7:59 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding in Connecticut
Hi All,

I’ll be speaking at the COA annual meeting tomorrow in the afternoon. I will also have books available for sale and I can take cash or check.

I look forward to a wonderful meeting and to seeing you all tomorrow.

Safe travels.

Frank Gallo

Tour leader
Sunrisebirding.com
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Date: 3/22/19 7:20 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop notes
Hi all,

Sunday's weather for the COA gull workshop is looking beautiful. Hopefully
the welcome change in weather will bring the gulls, as plankton feeding has
been a bit lacking in recent days!

A few notes:
- There will be an indoor presentation for about 90 minutes with one
break, followed by the field portion.
- Please carpool, as we will caravan from Stratford Point to various
coastal locations, depending on where the gulls are that day. Last year we
got really lucky and did not have to leave Stratford, but who knows what
this year will bring.
- The workshop will continue through lunchtime, so pack food if you'd
like. There is no specified end time. If the gulls are really cooperating,
we will stay out for a while. Feel free to peel off from the group at any
time.

Looking forward to it!

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com
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Date: 3/22/19 5:02 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point - Yellow-rumped Warbler

3/22 - Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich about 4:15 pm
FOY Yellow-rumped Warbler on beach south of Holly Grove
Cynthia Ehlinger

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Date: 3/22/19 3:54 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting-Hats and new checklists
We look forward to seeing many of you at tomorrow’s COA Annual Meeting at Middlesex Community College in Middletown!
Besides our amazing raffle and many wonderful vendors, we will have COA hats and the new, updated by the ARCC, checklists for sale at the COA merchandise table.

Tina Green,Maureen Wolter, Terry Shaw
COA Annual Meeting Co-Chairs
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Date: 3/22/19 3:42 pm
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ring necked Ducks - Avon
Ring necked ducks - male and female swimming in the pond on the Tower Ridge Golf course in Avon around 4.45pm. Never seen much other than beavers and Canada geese here so this was a fun find!
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Date: 3/22/19 3:24 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Check your local swamp for herons – Connecticut Bird Atlas
New blog post may be of interest:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/03/22/check-your-local-swamp-for-herons/

And if you have questions about the atlas, Craig and I will be at the COA meeting tomorrow. Please stop by the atlas table.

Chris


Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 3/22/19 2:00 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers in Old Saybrook
On my daily walk in the neighborhood this afternoon ( 4:45) I first heard the distinctive rattle call and then saw an adult Red-headed Woodpecker. When it flew to the tree across the street there was a second one. 
This is a first for this area for me.
(I hope they come to the feeders!)
Jim Sherwonit Old Saybrook 



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Date: 3/22/19 11:29 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] F O Y Catbird


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

William, Gray Catbirds do attempt to overwinter on an annual bases in Connecticut. Not that they all survive the entire winter but some do survive and that’s when it can be difficult to determine weather a particular bird that seems early is actually an early migrant. Usually birds that actually wintered well south of Connecticut tend to arrive the very end of April or the first days of May.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 3/22/19 8:58 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagle Chicks
If my calculations are correct, eagle chicks should start breaking out of their shells on or about this coming Sunday, March 24, at the North Farms Reservoir nest in Wallingford.
Marty MooreWallingford


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Date: 3/22/19 8:45 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rick Wright on Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Rick Wright on Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 3/22/19 8:35 am
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oracle Contract
Hi Heather,
Could you forward a copy of the current Oracle Elevator Contract.
Also, have we determined whether the price for staining the decks (appro. $3500) was, if fact, for all three decks?  And has a PO been issued tor the painting of Building 5 or do we have some flexibility there?
Thanks,
Jim
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Date: 3/22/19 7:14 am
From: William Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Catbird Glastonbury?
Out walking the dog this a.m. I am certain that I heard a Catbird... I did not see the bird and the only thing about the call that bothered me was that it seemed too consistent, the same call repeated several times. However it was, to my ears, distinctly a Catbird call. 
Any thoughts... I guess it could have been a Jay. I am will be trying again to see if I can locate it.
Will YoungGlastonbury
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Date: 3/22/19 7:00 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Birding & Bino Help
Steve B & Karen,

I would be happy to help you but I see no email for Karen or other contact information??

Cheers
Mardi Dickinson
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> https://kymrygroup.com/

> On Mar 21, 2019, at 9:02 PM, Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Perhaps someone from the Greenwich-Stamford area can respond on ctbirds to Karen Strong about getting a replacement pair of binoculars and sharing suggestions about birding localities.
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> Karen, if you haven’t heard from anyone yet, write to me and I’ll help as best I can. Saturday, we have our Connecticut Ornithological Association annual meeting, so many of us will be out of circulation. Enjoy your stay in Connecticut.
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> I�m coming to Stamford today (from my home in Colorado) to compete in the
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> seeing some new birds... until to my horror I discovered in Chicago that
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> I�d left my binoculars in my car at the airport. Can anyone let me know of
>
> good places in the area to try to buy a replacement pair tomorrow? Also,
>
> any advice on the best birding hotspots to visit (assuming my bino quest is
>
> successful) would be very much appreciated!! I�m particularly interested
>
> in seeing waterfowl of all types.
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Date: 3/22/19 4:00 am
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP This Sunday!!
Hello, fellow CT birders!!!



The COA Gull Workshop will be held this Sunday, March 24th, beginning at 8
am at Stratford Point. The event is free and open to COA members and
non-members alike. Advance registration is not necessary. You can just
show up! Please consider carpooling to the event if you know of other
birders who are going as we are likely to visit several locations along the
coast after the didactic session.



The full announcement for the workshop is as follows:



COA Gull Workshop

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

Stratford Point, Stratford

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



See you there!



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

COA Workshop co-coordinator



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Date: 3/21/19 6:43 pm
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4404, Issue 2
A small eagle was perched in a tree right outside our window around 5:15pm. Its the first time we've seen one here near the house (Enfield/Shaker Pines Lake area). I've posted pictures on my Facebook page if interested.
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1. Mallard & C Geese decline (Ralph Amodei)


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From: Ralph Amodei <ramodei...>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Mallard & C Geese decline
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?'From The Field' article in CT Wildlife Nov/Dec '18 issue by Min Huang, DEEP Wildlife Division:
Min writes, 'For the past 20 years, mallards breeding in eastern North America have been in a steady decline.
Since 1998, spring surveys conducted throughout eastern Canada and the northeastern US every year haveprovided reliable annual estimates of the breeding population size of eastern mallards. These surveys indicate that
mallard numbers in eastern Canada have not changed much, but have decreased steadily in the northeastern? US,declining by about 38% since 1998.'
Note: I found this interesting, although my Christmas Count '18 in area J most of the mallards I find are onthe Farm River along North High Street, East Haven, CT. I found myself making extra stops last year looking forducks, geese, herons, etc at the side street roads bridges that cross the river over off N. High Street. I hada record count of 56 mallards. This area also attracts more ducks and geese because of an area farmed withcorn every year and many stalks are left up close to the river perhaps for land conservation since it floods annually.

Min also mentioned a Canada Goose breeding failure in 2018, prompting the Atlantic Flyway to restrict AtlanticPopulation goose bag limits in the 2019-2020 season.

One often forgets that birding and bird counts will include game birds. It is nice to see hunters and birders lookingafter our feathered friends.
Also 3/20 over Route 80 over the Shop Rite adult Bald Eagle.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven, CT





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Date: 3/21/19 6:16 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding & Bino Help
Perhaps someone from the Greenwich-Stamford area can respond on ctbirds to Karen Strong about getting a replacement pair of binoculars and sharing suggestions about birding localities.

Karen, if you haven’t heard from anyone yet, write to me and I’ll help as best I can. Saturday, we have our Connecticut Ornithological Association annual meeting, so many of us will be out of circulation. Enjoy your stay in Connecticut.

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I�m coming to Stamford today (from my home in Colorado) to compete in the

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament this weekend, and I planned my trip to

go birding tomorrow. I�m a new birder & was so excited at the prospect of

seeing some new birds... until to my horror I discovered in Chicago that

I�d left my binoculars in my car at the airport. Can anyone let me know of

good places in the area to try to buy a replacement pair tomorrow? Also,

any advice on the best birding hotspots to visit (assuming my bino quest is

successful) would be very much appreciated!! I�m particularly interested

in seeing waterfowl of all types.



Thanks in advance,



Karen

Conifer, CO

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Date: 3/21/19 2:16 pm
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shell Beach Rd
At 4:20pm, Northern Shovelers, Blue-winged Teals, Northern Pintails, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, and many Green-winged Teals.

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Date: 3/21/19 1:02 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe Watertown
I just came back from checking a good Wilson's Snipe spot on Sand Bank
Road, Watertown. I had 4.

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Waterbury

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Date: 3/21/19 12:38 pm
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Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Hill


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Today seen at the Rocky Hill Meadows my earliest ever inland Osprey as well as a Wilsons Snipe.

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Date: 3/21/19 12:31 pm
From: Karen Strong via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding & Bino Help
I’m coming to Stamford today (from my home in Colorado) to compete in the
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament this weekend, and I planned my trip to
go birding tomorrow. I’m a new birder & was so excited at the prospect of
seeing some new birds... until to my horror I discovered in Chicago that
I’d left my binoculars in my car at the airport. Can anyone let me know of
good places in the area to try to buy a replacement pair tomorrow? Also,
any advice on the best birding hotspots to visit (assuming my bino quest is
successful) would be very much appreciated!! I’m particularly interested
in seeing waterfowl of all types.

Thanks in advance,

Karen
Conifer, CO
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Date: 3/21/19 9:36 am
From: Mary Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yesterday

A flock of 25 turkeys including 3 males displaying.2 fox sparrows under feeders
Jim and Mary LyonsSouth Glastonbury
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Date: 3/21/19 8:38 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mallard & C Geese decline
 'From The Field' article in CT Wildlife Nov/Dec '18 issue by Min Huang, DEEP Wildlife Division:
Min writes, 'For the past 20 years, mallards breeding in eastern North America have been in a steady decline.
Since 1998, spring surveys conducted throughout eastern Canada and the northeastern US every year haveprovided reliable annual estimates of the breeding population size of eastern mallards. These surveys indicate that
mallard numbers in eastern Canada have not changed much, but have decreased steadily in the northeastern  US,declining by about 38% since 1998.'
Note: I found this interesting, although my Christmas Count '18 in area J most of the mallards I find are onthe Farm River along North High Street, East Haven, CT. I found myself making extra stops last year looking forducks, geese, herons, etc at the side street roads bridges that cross the river over off N. High Street. I hada record count of 56 mallards. This area also attracts more ducks and geese because of an area farmed withcorn every year and many stalks are left up close to the river perhaps for land conservation since it floods annually.

Min also mentioned a Canada Goose breeding failure in 2018, prompting the Atlantic Flyway to restrict AtlanticPopulation goose bag limits in the 2019-2020 season.

One often forgets that birding and bird counts will include game birds. It is nice to see hunters and birders lookingafter our feathered friends.
Also 3/20 over Route 80 over the Shop Rite adult Bald Eagle.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven, CT



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Date: 3/21/19 6:52 am
From: Tamesin Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3/21, Cedar Lake, Chester: OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, multitudes of ducks
Approaching Cedar Lake in Chester this morning, at 8:15am, I saw an
OSPREY hovering over the treeline. Naturally, I was happy to see it,
since it marks the return of spring and a fish-stocked lake. Then I
reached the lake proper and saw: 2 OSPREYS, an immature BALD EAGLE, and
rafts of ducks! I had a line of traffic behind me and was already guilty
of DWB (Driving While Birding) - plus I would be late for work if I
pulled over - so I had to keep going. So no definite i.d. on the ducks,
but I'm leaning toward buffleheads (they had the white head patches).
I've never seen a crowd like that before on Cedar Lake, and certainly
not an osprey/eagle combo. The pair of resident Canada geese who usually
hang out in the lake were in a pond down the road.
I swung back by at 8:45am, and the lake was empty... except for the
geese. It was just lucky timing. But know that the lake may be a morning
hotspot - my guess is, it's been freshly stocked for fishing season.
:-)
Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Date: 3/21/19 4:33 am
From: Polly Parker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GB Herons Return to Rookery in Simsbury
Yesterday I counted 15-17 GB Herons sitting on or near their nests at Simsbury Meadows.
Also saw a Tree Swallow, a pair of Widgeons,
Wood Ducks, Black Ducks with Common Mergansers and many other songbirds. A great morning to welcome the first day of spring.
Polly Parker
West Simsbury

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Date: 3/20/19 6:11 pm
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bruce Park, Greenwich - 2 FOS Birds for me
On my way to work this morning, I passed thru Bruce Park in Central Greenwich where I saw an Egret perched on the submerged branch near the horse statue. I had cars behind me so couldn’t stop, but size made it appear to be a Great Egret. I went back 6pm-ish & couldn’t relocate it, but was then happy to see an Osprey hunting over the large central pond (Photos). Some of those Bruce Park Ospreys Nest at Cos Cob Park. Not sure who is monitoring there this year, but perhaps they are returning there. Both were first of season birds for me.

Be Kinder Than Necessary!
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Date: 3/20/19 5:48 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] First of year Eastern Phoebe


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Mike, it was what I would call on time. They sometimes show up much earlier than this.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 3/20/19 4:13 pm
From: Kelly QUinn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Heron

Saw FOY Blue Heron along the Naugatuck River in Thomaston yesterday and one on the nest along Transylvania Rd in Woodbury today.
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Date: 3/20/19 3:20 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Perry's Mill Ponds, Fairfield
I also had Phoebes today, at least three at Perry's Mill Ponds. I also had
three Black-crowned Night Herons, FOS for me.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 3/20/19 3:15 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Eastern Phoebe !
Hi Folks. I heard and then saw an Eastern Phoebe from my back yard here in
Hamden. Good Lord! Are they always this early?? Mike Horn - Hamden



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Date: 3/20/19 2:38 pm
From: carol campion via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Blue Herons
The first pair of Great Blue Herons returned today to the Little River that
runs through our farm in Hampton CT.
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Date: 3/20/19 2:19 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield


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This afternoon seen at the Suffield Wildlife Management Area 7 Eastern Meadowlarks.

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Date: 3/20/19 2:02 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Marsh/Shell Beach Rd Guilford
Drake Shoveler,Pintail ,Blue-winged Teal,Green-winged Teal ,Wigeon,Gadwall.
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 3/20/19 11:15 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Half a Tufted Duck
Late this morning there was a drake Tufted Duck x Scaup hybrid in New Haven Harbor, first spotted from West Haven Boat Ramp. Record photos obtained, which I’ll share at some point.

And the drake Ring-necked Duck x Scaup hybrid continues in the Boathouse/Lenny & Joe’s area of Long Wharf in New Haven.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 3/20/19 6:42 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fire destroys Silver Sands buildings
Whatever the cause it's another period of disruption coming up. It was
almost finished. Piping plovers come back last year. It's bad news all
the way around.

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> I think it was some angry birders who did it, upset about the destruction
> of the birdy areas:-)
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> On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:12:32 AM EDT, Frank Mantlik via
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> Fire destroys newly constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park
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> http://connecticut.news12.com/story/40163317/crews-respond-to-large-fire-at-silver-sands-state-park
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Date: 3/20/19 6:38 am
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fire destroys Silver Sands buildings
I think it was some angry birders who did it, upset about the destruction of the birdy areas:-)
Andrew
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Fire destroys newly constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park
http://connecticut.news12.com/story/40163317/crews-respond-to-large-fire-at-silver-sands-state-park


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Date: 3/20/19 4:31 am
From: C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Immature common eider niantic Bay
Saw an immature male common eider
In niantic Bay last night - right up close
To the rocks along the boardwalk.
Also common goldeneye, lots red-breasted mergansers and molting common loons.

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Date: 3/20/19 4:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Silver Sands fire engulfs new buildings under construction - New Haven Register

> https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Silver-Sands-fire-engulfs-new-buildings-under-13701944.php
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Date: 3/20/19 4:12 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fire destroys Silver Sands buildings
Fire destroys newly constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park
http://connecticut.news12.com/story/40163317/crews-respond-to-large-fire-at-silver-sands-state-park


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Date: 3/19/19 7:10 pm
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Subject: [CT Birds] test


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Date: 3/19/19 6:59 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] test


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Date: 3/19/19 6:33 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Inland gull feeding


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

Jim, Ring Billed Gulls feed like this on the Connecticut River also but they seem to prefer the Windsor Locks and East windsor section of the river.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/19/19 5:40 pm
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Inland gull feeding
3/19/19 - Gaylordsville, New Milford, Housatonic River - Ring-billed Gulls have just started surface feeding on the river. The birds do this while sitting on the water, slowly paddling in a small area, visually scanning and picking at the surface. I have seen this behavior at this location for several years now and it only occurs for a short period of time. I believe they might be feeding on birch catkin seeds that are floating downstream.

Jim Dugan
New Milford
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Date: 3/19/19 1:03 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raymond Marsh-Rail Tr.
3/19/19- Raymond Marsh- Airline Trail: 2-3PM— Ducks:Ring-necked (31), Mallard( 20), Hooded Merganzer(pr), Wood ( drake); Eastern Phoebe (2); Tree Swallows( 30+); Hairy Woodpecker; Eastern Bluebird (pr); White-breasted Nuthatch; Song Sparrow; American Crow. P.S. Pine Siskins and Darkeyed Juncos persist at Colchester Deck. Ernie
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Date: 3/19/19 12:55 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: No. Just no. Stop it. No.
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Barnes <miodynastes...> <miodynastes...>

The downfall of our society is complete:

https://deadspin.com/fantasy-birding-is-real-and-its-spectacular-1833374916

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Date: 3/19/19 12:31 pm
From: James Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oops
Gobblers in Glastonbury from Jim and Mary Lyons

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Date: 3/19/19 12:30 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redhead Merwin Point 3/19/19
From Steve Spector, Redhead
Merwin Point w Scaup, Surf Scoter, A Wigeon. 3:25 PM

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Date: 3/19/19 12:29 pm
From: James Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gobblers in Glastonbury
25+ turkeys in back yard today and under feeders with the larger "toms"displaying.

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Date: 3/19/19 10:44 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shell Beach - Leetes Island Marsh - Shovelers and Yellowlegs
Shell Beach - Guilford - 4 N. Shovelers (3 Drake's) and 5 Greater Yellowlegs

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/19/19 7:35 am
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford Brown Creeper
yard bird, March 18 --West Hartford Brown Creeper

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Date: 3/19/19 7:28 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherman Heronry
The heronry on Chapel Hill Road in Sherman has taken a major beating.  The two nests visible from the road were destroyed by Irma in 2017 but a new one appears to have been built nearby.  One adult Great Blue Heron was in the pond below it.  Further down the swamp, not easily accessible, the 7 or 8 nests occupied last year have all vanished but one, and yesterday it was occupied by two adults.  One new nest may be being built.Angela DimmittNew Milford
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Date: 3/19/19 7:14 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT bird atlas update: ravens
I just put a new post about ravens on the atlas blog: http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/03/19/ravens/
Over the next few weeks we plan to roll out preliminary maps showing data from the 2018 breeding season.  For anyone who is interested, I will also have maps for all species for people to look at this weekend's COA meeting.

Chris

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Date: 3/18/19 7:50 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] reports about FISH returning in the Spring
In response to Tom Robben’s question about diadromous fish information, Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard from CT DEEP produces an excellent weekly report from about the 1st week of April through the 1st week of July which reports on the fish migrations as measured in CT rivers and streams, with some additional regional information. Steve’s team is responsible for opening up and monitoring fishways in the spring, and collaborating in the removal of dams critical to the expansion of spawning habitat in the state. These reports are posted on the Connecticut River Salmon Association website, link below. You can access reports going back to 2014.

Of particular interest to birders are the river herring runs, which attract large numbers of feeding Cormorants, Common Mergansers, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Black Crowned Night Herons, etc.. Last year on April 18, on the COA list, Brian Ahern-Wilson reported 63 Black Crowned Night Herons at Beardsley Park. They are there because of the herring run on the Bunnel Pond fishway. In a few weeks if you catch the timing right, you can see 75+ Osprey on Great Island at the mouth of the CT River for the same reason. Of course, eels and lamprey are also important food sources in the web. Despite DEEP's continuing success of expanding access to coastal stream spawning habitat each year, in recent years the herring run numbers had dropped off significantly. After several years of efforts, there were some significant changes and restrictions implemented on the federal regulations for the commercial herring fishery in southern New England. This should help river herring stocks, which mingled offshore with non-andronomous Atlantic Herring stocks, when the former were staging offshore prior to their freshwater spawning run, and were caught as by-catch. This is the first season with those restrictions in place.

> https://www.ctriversalmon.org/river-runs/ <https://www.ctriversalmon.org/river-runs/>

It is astounding how significant these migrating fish are to our inland ecosystems, how much has been lost in the past 300 years, and how much we could gain back. If your interested in learning more about all of our eastern seaboard species I would highly recommend the book “Running Silver” by John Waldman. Its a very interesting read.

The Connecticut River Conservancy and DEEP have worked with an expanding team of volunteers to monitor river herring runs (Alewives and Blueback Herring) in CT, and they have been collecting that data. Some of that data gets reported in Steve’s weekly reports.


Stuart Winquist, East Hampton
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Date: 3/18/19 6:15 pm
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plainville Redhead
3/18 - Paderewski Park, Plainville - continuing Redhead with about 60
Ring-necked ducks at sunset today. Also of note, the park's pitch pines (a
remnant of the area's sandplain) are laden with cones. No sign of
crossbills though.

Also had a Woodcock (very much out of habitat) and 2 Pileated Woodpeckers
at my place a couple of days ago.


Peter DeGennaro
Plainville
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Date: 3/18/19 4:51 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DEEP Blue Plan Press Event March 20, 2019 1:00 pm at Hammonasset
FYI this Wednesday:

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 3:36 PM Mary-beth Hart <marybeth.hart...> wrote:

> Dear Long Island Sound Blue Plan Listserv Members:
> Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency Commissioner
> Katie Dykes will hold a press event for reporters on Wednesday March 20,
> 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Meigs Point Pavilion at Hammonasset Beach State
> Park in Madison to announce the release of the completed draft of the Long
> Island Sound Blue Plan (www.ct.gov/deep/lisblueplan) and the commencement
> of a 90-day public comment period. The public is welcome to attend this
> press event.
>
> Joining Commissioner Dykes at the event will be Sylvain De Guise, Director
> of Connecticut Sea Grant; Nathan Frohling, Director of Coastal and Marine
> Initiatives for The Nature Conservancy; and State Senator Tony Hwang. All
> members of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan Advisory Committee and other
> members of the Connecticut General Assembly have been invited to attend as
> well.
>
> A reception following the press event will be held in the Meigs Point
> Nature Center building to showcase an interactive online map viewer and a
> video series featuring interviews with Advisory Committee members and
> stakeholders about the Blue Plan.
>
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Date: 3/18/19 4:04 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk Courtship
Our local Red-shouldered Hawk (I assume the male) has been vocalizing and circling over the neighborhood for the past 2 days. It was not until this afternoon that it was finally joined by its mate in courtship flights high overhead. They have nested nearby every year since we moved here 7 years ago.




































































































































































































































































































For the past 2 days, a very vocal Red-shouldered Hawk (the male, I assume) circled overhead constantly above our neighborhood, landing occasionally and calling from its perch. It was not until this afternoon that it was joined by its mate in courtship flights. Red-shoulders have nested nearby every year since we moved here 7 years ago.
We have also had a very close nearby annual nesting of Broad-winged Hawks. They were on the nest last mid-June when a wooded lot 2 doors down was stripped, and a new house built. I do not know if they managed to fledge any young. Some years I get to see the juveniles, sometimes not. I know they started nesting, but do not know if they were successful. I am anxious to see if they will come back to breed this spring, or if their nesting site has been too compromised.
We also have had Cooper’s Hawks nesting nearby most years.

Rob Mirer
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Date: 3/18/19 3:52 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton Wintercones


3/18/19 - Wilton, Allens Meadow - The winter cones have been removed.



Mike Warner

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Date: 3/18/19 1:42 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] reports about FISH returning in the Spring?
At this time of year we birders enjoy watching and reporting the Spring
arrival of BIRD species which have been absent or here in very reduced
numbers during the Winter months.

Is there anything which is similar to this for FISH and other marine life,
much of which is returning to LIS Long Island Sound starting in
February-March?

Is there any reporting (daily or weekly) about fish species returning to
Long Island Sound and nearby ocean waters during these late Winter and
Spring months (including January, February and March)?

Does the community of commercial fishermen, or recreational fishers, or
fish scientists have anything similar to this CT bird listserv and
reporting mechanism?

And, are there any good papers, books, or websites on this, on the ARRIVAL
TIMING of fish (and plankton blooms) in LIS and nearby waters?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
All information received will be published.
Tom Robben.
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Date: 3/18/19 11:30 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DC Cornorant Norwalk
2:25pm

4 Double-crested Cormorants in the cove by the Pastime Club.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/18/19 10:44 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
I join those reporting tree swallows by noting about 15-20 birds arrived at North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford yesterday and similar numbers are there today.
Marty MooreWallingford.
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Date: 3/18/19 9:41 am
From: Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallow
Did a quick perusal of Sherwood Island in Westport on Saturday afternoon
and saw one lone Tree Swallow. How can one little bird give one so much
excitement?

Jan Hollerbach
Fairfield
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Date: 3/18/19 8:47 am
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ospreys returning
Nice article in today's Hartford Courant about the increasing numbers of
Osprey in Connecticut:
https://www.courant.com/.../hc-news-ospreys-on-the-rise-20190306-nao7sxquu5ht3i4...
<https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-ospreys-on-the-rise-20190306-nao7sxquu5ht3i4p4cteimnnp4-story.html>


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Date: 3/18/19 8:30 am
From: Joan Meek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows & Osprey, Essex - Chester
I heard the swallows were back in the State..as well as Osprey!!! thanks
Cathy!!

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:24 AM Cathy - RiverQuest via CTBirds <
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> Saturday, on CT River aboard RiverQuest, we saw our First Tree Swallows in
> Essex and Chester.Also, had our first Osprey in Deep River... More signs of
> Spring!
>
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Date: 3/18/19 8:24 am
From: Cathy - RiverQuest via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows & Osprey, Essex - Chester
Saturday, on CT River aboard RiverQuest, we saw our First Tree Swallows in Essex and Chester.Also, had our first Osprey in Deep River... More signs of Spring!

Cathy 
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Date: 3/18/19 6:36 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Osprey
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Osprey sitting on the perch next to the nest platform at the Mill Pond, another FOY for the park

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/18/19 6:09 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plainville Redhead
One drake REDHEAD in with many Ring-necked Ducks at Paderewski Park Pond in Plainville. Paderewski Park is on Cooke St. just north of J Timothy’s. First reported to me yesterday by Ray Johnston.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott

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Date: 3/18/19 5:22 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Meadowlark
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Eastern Meadowlark continues near the model airplane field, teed up and singing today.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/18/19 4:47 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Great Egret
Sherwood Island SP- FOY for the park - Great Egret in the Mill Pond,seen before the entering the park

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/17/19 4:07 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton
3/17- S. Norwalk Res: 23 Common Mergansers, Pied-billed Grebe, pair of Wood Duck, pair of Black Vultures.
Home feeders: Fox Sparrow and several Pine Siskins now pretty vocal. Bluebirds in and out of nest box; with luck they’ll get on with it before their nemesis House Wren arrives and usurps them (despite plenty of Wren houses).

All appears ok with nesting Ravens- mom on nest for the 20mins I was there, with male standing guard but then flew off.

Joe Bear
Wilton


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Date: 3/17/19 12:27 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] PIPL,Amoy. At Milford point
3/17- 3 Piping Plover and 2 American Oystercatchers at Milford Point sandbar.
Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Date: 3/17/19 9:40 am
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Bald Eagles
3/17 Guilford - scoped the female and male Bald Eagles on nest then flew to trees 100 yards away where they mated. I feel like a peeping Tom on St. Patrick's Day...🇨🇮Nancy from Durham

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Date: 3/17/19 9:27 am
From: Maggy Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common raven in Bloomfield
Common raven flying low over Rt. 185 by the Long Estate in Bloomfield yesterday afternoon. It's the first I've seen in the area.

Maggy Graham
Bloomfield


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Date: 3/17/19 9:15 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Vesper Sparrow
Southbury, Cassidy Road - Vesper Sparrow

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 3/17/19 7:59 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grebe
A Pied-billed grebe was on North Farms Reservoir in Walllingford this morning.
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Date: 3/17/19 6:52 am
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swamp Rd.
Swamp Rd. Woodbury. 4 killdeer and 3 Greenwing teal for anyone who is looking for them in Litchfield Cty. Also never a bad turnout is Logue farm right around the corner on Artillery Rd.

Adrian Lewis.
Woodbury.

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Date: 3/17/19 6:39 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad brook Goose
That would be, Greater White-fronted Goose.
Mark Danforth, Tolland.

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Date: 3/17/19 6:31 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-fronted Goose
9:30, Broad brook mill pond. At far end of pond.
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Date: 3/17/19 6:31 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point - Oystercatchers
Milford Point - 2 American Oystercatchers

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/17/19 5:37 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Continuing female Baltimore Oriole, Old Saybrook

This seems really early but the female Oriole that has been coming to our feeders all winter was carrying nesting material and attempting to attach to branches on the oak tree near our deck. We’ll keep you posted 😀




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Date: 3/16/19 6:03 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA GULL WORKSHOP
Hello, fellow CT birders!!!



The COA Gull Workshop will be held next Sunday, March 24th, beginning at 8
am at Stratford Point. The event is free and open to COA members and
non-members alike. The full announcement for the workshop is as follows:



COA Gull Workshop

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

Stratford Point, Stratford

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



We hope you can attend!



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

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Date: 3/16/19 5:21 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4/16 Osprey
Yes, Sarah. That should be 3/16. Thanks!
Paul

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Date: 3/16/19 3:27 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stewart McKinney Stratford GW Teals
5pm

8 Green-winged Teal
9 American Wigeon


The pond at the end of Long Beach Road in Stratford just before the blocked off trail 200’ from the sanctuary parking lot.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/16/19 3:22 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Frash Pond Canvasbcaks
6:20pm

9- Canvasbacks all... you guessed it... sleeping. North end of the pond in the lee of the wind. Mix of male and females.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/16/19 3:16 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 4/16 Osprey
Hey Paul -- don't you mean 3/16? Wishing for April, perhaps?

LOL

Sarah

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> 4/16 Osprey flyover this morning at West River in New Haven.
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Date: 3/16/19 1:52 pm
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Neck
Just leaving Rocky Neck and I just saw 3 Great Egrets.

Jeri Duefrene
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Date: 3/16/19 12:23 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4/16 Osprey
4/16 Osprey flyover this morning at West River in New Haven.

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Date: 3/16/19 12:15 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlark

The Eastern Meadowlark continues at the RC plane field at Sherwood Island. My FOY Osprey was on the nest at Ash Creek, Fairfield, today, as well.

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Date: 3/16/19 9:42 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seaside park highlights
Lapland Longspur (molting into alternate plumage) with horned lark flock at west end, male Pintail at east end, Cackling Goose in central field.
Jeremy Nance
Easton

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Date: 3/16/19 9:23 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


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This morning seen at the Newberry Road section six duck species including numerous Ring Necked Ducks and seen north of the Vibert Road section 2 Horned Grebes and 3 Fox Sparrows one of which was singing.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 3/16/19 9:22 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds, 12:15 pm
Way back in the pond/marsh just east of the fairgrounds, from the small pull-off, northern pintails, ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, green-winged teal and mallards.
Scope advised.
Mark Danforth, Tolland
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Date: 3/16/19 9:01 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Fox Sparrow
Fox Sparrow under feeders this a.m. until the 4 turkey hens and 2 displaying
toms showed up.



Cindi Kobak

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Date: 3/16/19 8:16 am
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison FOYs
FOY Eastern Phoebe serenaded us at dawn this morning, in our home yard. Customers in Madison also reported that an Osprey was back on their adjacent marsh nesting platform on 3/13.

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Date: 3/16/19 8:10 am
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagles- Wallingford
3/16  11:10 Wallingford 2 Bald Eagles on nest at North  Farms Reservoir. Nancy Morand

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Date: 3/16/19 7:58 am
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BOSTON HOLLOW, 3-13-19
A bit belated, but thanks to my friend Jim Asmuth I had a chance to check out Boston Hollow last Wednesday.  As expected, still very quiet, but the highlighjt was a Winter Wren who answered a call. Just about the same location I find the first one every year.

Otherwise, Titmice, BC Chickadees, WB Nuthatchs and Mourning Doves.Otherwise, nothing I could ID, but some very faint twittering in the bushes at a few spots. Still, nice day and very nice to get outside in the woods.Don MorganCoventry, Ct
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Date: 3/16/19 7:40 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Check Your SPAM Folder!
It is a simple reality of using email that you never know when your email system will decide an innocent message is Spam and put it in a special folder where you don't see it.  When someone tells me they stopped getting messages from this list, the first step is for them to check that Spam folder.  (Sometimes it has another name, like Junk.)

So I suggest we all get in the habit of checking our Spam folders now and then, regardless.

When you do find real email in there, find the way your email provides to mark it as Not Spam, and use that to send it back to your Inbox.  When you do that you are training the filter so it will make fewer mistakes in the future.


Why am I sending this now?  Because I just found a large number of messages to me from the CTBirds system about held messages that I had not seen or dealt with because they were in my Spam folder.  Mostly messages that were larger than the limit and required my review.  I was able to release two of them, but others seem to have been lost.  My apologies to anyone whose message to the list was lost.

Good birding!

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Date: 3/16/19 7:02 am
From: Eric Larson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Photographers point of view

I am a wildlifephotographer and have been for many years. It is my opinion that we play a major role in raising public awarenessof the beautiful creatures in our forest and fields.   Manypeople have never seen a long-eared owl; never mind know of their existence inCT.  I gave a talk at a Senior Center andthey were amazed at how many different owls live here in Connecticut.  For many photographers our goal is to publishthose “Great Shots” in books, magazines and social media so many people canenjoy them.  However, we do have to getmuch closer to the subject than those studying wildlife through a spotting scope.   Justpick up a wildlife magazine, such as DEP's “CT Wildlife”, and view those amazingphotographs, then ask yourself how close that photographer was.  I believe, as photographers, our missionshould be to get the best shot we can while always maintaining a safe distance notto disturb the wildlife.  Bird Photographersand Bird Watchers share the same passion, I hope we can share the sameunderstanding.
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Date: 3/16/19 7:02 am
From: Michael Baldyga via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fw: Bad behavior and owls - reality or myth?
Don't we have enough photos of almost all birds? Seems like just an ego
thing to want another.


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> As someone who witnessed both incidents, perhaps I can add some detail.
> The woman who approached the hawk feeding earlier in the evening was
> closer than I would have attempted, but the bird continued eating. I
> took a few photos from more of a distance and the bird was still there
> when I moved on. I didn't see the end of the encounter, so I don't know
> if it left when it finished eating or if she tried to get closer still
> and flushed it.
>
> Chasing the owl was much more clear cut in my opinion. A guy with a big
> lens wrapped with a camo sleeve and tripod kept *running* after the
> owl. A couple of people followed him, but he seemed to me to be the de
> facto ringleader. What I don't understand is how somebody can spend so
> much on gear and not learn that running at birds is counterproductive.
> I suspect all of this was more of an annoyance than harmful to the owl.
> It was already dark enough that I couldn't get any decent photos even
> when it perched briefly near us. Once the last diehards left the owl
> would have the rest of the night to hunt undisturbed. Not nearly as
> disruptive as repeatedly bothering an owl trying to rest during the day,
> despite how annoying it was for those trying to see the owl.
>
> Larry Crawford
>
> Milford
>
> On 3/14/2019 4:05 PM, julian hough via CTBirds wrote:
> > I’ve recently seen a couple of posts relating to specific instances
> surrounding Long-eared Owls in Milford.
> >
> >
> >
> > I wanted to broach the question of specifics in such reports, since the
> devil is often in the details, and without context, it might be easy to
> misconstrue events if the observers are either photographers, birders or
> bystanders. Flushing owls can be done accidentally or on purpose – same
> result, but different intent.
> >
> >
> >
> > The reality is that a whole host of birds are flushed all the time, by
> birders and photographers alike, but the myth seems to be that owls are
> less hardy creatures, easily disturbed, weak and unable to feed in the
> cold, dark days of winter when they are alone and far from home. Science
> would seem to refute the fact that most (not all) Snowy Owls that show up
> in CT are “starving”. This thought process is adopted by groups of people,
> some of whom get overly emotional and project what people are doing to “the
> owl. It can become a group mentality issue that birds are being “disturbed”
> more than they actually are. I am not condoning harassment, branch-cutting,
> baiting or flushing birds intentionally to get them to move, but I think a
> more rational approach could be applied in many normal field conditions.
> >
> >
> >
> > Matt Bell’s post brought up some questions for discussion, and none of
> this is directed at him, it’s just that his post was the catalyst to
> explore this a bit more.
> >
> >
> >
> > In February, I was at the spot with my son, hoping to see a/the LEO. A
> bird materialized at dark, quite close to the path and didn’t seem bothered
> by the photographers/birders who were closest to its entrance point. The
> issue I saw was that several photographers were strung out along the path
> and when the bird appeared, those that weren’t close, hurried over to the
> point where the bird was. Inevitably, the movement of several people was
> likely to cause the bird to move, which it did. But, is this what we are
> reporting as bad behavior and single-minded flushing of owls? Or is it down
> to poor fieldcraft on a group level? Whether you consider yourself a birder
> or photographer, we’ve all been there and done that. Sometimes it is this
> collective “enthusiasm” that is hard to corrall, but yes, there are times
> when people repeatedly flush a bird and behavior slips over into
> harassment. I wasn’t with Matt, and I don’t know the specific circumstances
> of his experience but perhaps more details may help frame the situation up
> more clearly?
> >
> >
> >
> > As far as using flash, I got the impression from Matt’s post that this
> was a potential flogging offense too. I am not sure there is hard proof
> that it causes any harm – I’ve seen many owls and hummingbirds that have
> been shot with flash, none of which subsequently flew into walls or trees.
> Photographers that have “flashed” Eastern Screech Owls report that, within
> minutes, the bird has returned to the nest with prey (which suggest hunting
> wasn’t adversely affected). Again, I think it comes down to etiquette and
> “reading the room” rather than not using flash because “it hurts the owl”.
> >
> >
> >
> > I’m a birder AND a photographer. I’ve used flash on owls (..and
> hummingbirds, trogons, raptors, shorebirds, warblers, etc…) and I’ve even
> caused Snowy Owls to fly (shock! horror!) when trying to get images of
> them. Not on purpose. Not to drive it towards a quicker death. It happens
> to the best intentioned members of the CT birding/photographic community
> and I certainly wouldn’t be happy to see them (or me) reported to the
> authorities for “disturbance” by some overly excited voyeur.
> >
> >
> >
> > It’s hard to be confrontational and speak up, but I think when faced
> with a sensitive owl-based situation, someone politely suggesting people
> approach as a group, so that people can still take photos and minimize
> stress to the bird, is often worth trying and well received. Even if some
> people might not like being told what to do, most people will conform for
> the greater good ...and it's easier to be blameless in a group :)
> >
> >
> >
> > Of course there will always be the exceptions, but I ask that we take a
> breath and judge what is actually going on in these cases, rather than
> helping to perpetuate the myth (unnecessarily) in many cases.
> >
> >
> > Let’s keep it real in the field.
> > Respectfully,
> > Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519
> >
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Date: 3/16/19 6:56 am
From: Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallow
Today we had our first Tree Swallow coursing around the field in our backyard on the Hamden/Cheshire line. 
Also our first Swamp Sparrow under the feeders and a few Pine Siskins still hanging around.
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Date: 3/16/19 6:31 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gorham Island Migrants
3/16/19, 8:30-9:30 AM -- Gorham Island, Westport


1 OSPREY, 3 TREE SWALLOWS, 2 KILLDEER. Also a raven.


Once I returned home, I observed a winter wren and a flyover belted kingfisher. March seems to be the only month I get them at inland locations, interestingly though I am unsure as to whether this bird was a migrant or an adventurous bird from the Saugatuck River.


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Date: 3/16/19 5:06 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Meadowlark
Westport-Sherwood Island SP-Eastern Meadowlark on the model airplane field not far from the feeders, first at the park this season

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/16/19 5:04 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Winter Wren (Granby, 3/16/19)
Heard “our” Winter Wren singing this morning in the traditional spot, down the slope behind our back yard. There are many fallen trees, some of them huge, in the area. I call it the Windfall of the Gods. I hope to find the nest this spring for the Atlas.

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Date: 3/16/19 4:37 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow

New Milford yard - Fox Sparrow, Brown Creeper; bluebirds checking boxes
Angela Dimmitt, New Milford

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Date: 3/15/19 10:16 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] March 9th mini-pelagic surprise!
Quick update on our March 9th LIS "mini-pelagic" cruise between Norwalk and
Stratford CT.
About 40 of us had a great time last Saturday March 9th.
The best birds were four Iceland Gulls, among about 3 thousand Ring-billed
Gulls, more than a mile off Long Beach.
But the biggest surprise was discovering swarms of apparent WORMS in with
the gulls, mostly done after the trip while studying our underwater
videos.
See the full trip report here, including a youtube video of the mystery
"worms":

https://sites.google.com/view/lisgullsplanktontrip/home

Tom Robben
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Date: 3/15/19 7:27 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Not birds, but peepers
Our peeper kettle holes are all still iced up.

But tonight‘s rain should move things along a bit.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 15, 2019, at 8:48 PM, Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Westport. Just was listening to peepers in the marshy area across the street.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/15/19 6:00 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northwest Park Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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The last non bird post reminded me that there was a massive swarm of bees at the park this afternoon. Another sign of spring!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 3/15/19 5:49 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Not birds, but peepers
Westport. Just was listening to peepers in the marshy area across the street.

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Date: 3/15/19 5:19 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Mar 15, 2019
Highlight was seeing 5 GBHE on 3 nests in the Lake Whitney heronry! Courtship display & nest repair. Pictures & film on CT Audubon FB page.

Also, Tree Swallows & a Cormorant, plus a singing Junco, which I've not seen much.

I saw a bird that looked like a stubby-tailed Raven fly by. I don't think a Black Vulture (couldn't see marks, and looked small, although of uncertain distance). Could this be a molt?

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Mar 15, 2019
> Date: March 15, 2019 at 8:14:22 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Mar 15, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.25 mile(s)
> 26 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 3
> Mute Swan 2
> Mallard 7 2 males in Big Avis were diving a bit, always odd to see.
> American Black Duck 4
> Ring-necked Duck 20
> Hooded Merganser 3
> Common Merganser 25
> Mourning Dove 3
> gull sp. 4
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Great Blue Heron 5 On three nests in the heronry, first seen on nests this season.
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 6
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> American Robin 6 Here & there in various spots, probably more.
> Dark-eyed Junco 2 Heard & saw one singing in a tree
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Red-winged Blackbird 4 Probably more in bushes.
> Common Grackle 13
> Northern Cardinal 2
> House Sparrow 15
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53869517
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 3/15/19 4:29 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waveney Park Woodcocks New Canaan
7:20pm

Several Woodcocks calling and spiral display flights here in the field.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.


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Date: 3/15/19 3:46 pm
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Yard Migrants, Gorham Island Sightings
3/15/19, afternoon -- Yard, Westport


Huge numbers of gulls flying over today. 1 EASTERN PHOEBE calling and briefly seen from the neighbor's yard, as well as 2 WOOD DUCKS in the pond. 

A walk to Gorham yielded 1 KILLDEER, but few other migrants besides. There were also the wintering swamp sparrow and three common mergansers.


Preston Lust, Westport
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Date: 3/15/19 3:22 pm
From: carol campion via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hampton CT sightings
March 15, 2019

Three Killdeer in our pasture

Red Tail Hawk on tree at the edge of our wetlands
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Date: 3/15/19 3:10 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Important eBird reminder
Hi all,

There has been an ongoing problem regarding eBird and the listserv over
time, with two instances in the past few days. I wanted to make this clear
for those who do not know. When you are looking to share a checklist with
the listserv, please DO NOT share by clicking on the button on the right
side of your checklist online that says “Share with others in your party”.
This shares the checklist meaning that whoever clicks on the link gets
added to the person’s checklist as another observer. You are supposed to do
this only when you birded with someone else. Otherwise it defeats the point
of the system, as well as causing data problems.

If you have clicked on the link in one of these few instances of this
lately, please go in to the upper right side of your checklist page and
click “Delete”. If you were not birding with the observer you should not be
added to the checklist.

This messes up the eBird data and creates much confusion. PLEASE DO NOT DO
THIS. It is problematic. If you want to share a checklist of yours with the
listserv please simply copy and paste the link into an email to the list.

Also, on the topic of eBird, please use designated hotspots whenever
possible. If there is a hotspot for where you are birding, please do not
use a personal pin. Having multiple personal location pins in the database
for places like Milford Point, Silver Sands, Birdseye Boat Ramp or any
other location causes confusion, and prevents valuable data from being able
to be searched for and analyzed through the hotspot.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 3/15/19 2:47 pm
From: Carol & Gary Lemmon via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Carol & Gary Lemmon has shared an eBird checklist with you from Lighthouse Point Park on Mar 15, 2019 - 10:40 AM
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

https://ebird.org/shared?subID=UzUzODUxNzYz&s=t

You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010555-understanding-the-ebird-checklist-sharing-process

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3/15/19, 11:00 am, New Haven, Gary & Carol Lemmon

Went to LHPP this morning and filled the bird feeders, checked out the garden and saw the following:

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Date: 3/15/19 2:14 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


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This afternoon seen at Northwest Park 2 f o y Tree Swallows.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/15/19 1:12 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey Fairfield
Currently Osprey being seen on platform near mouth of Ash Creek on Fairfield / Blackrock boarder.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 3/15/19 11:05 am
From: James via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grass Island
Glaucous is still on the rocks south of the flag pole. 2pm

Greenwich grass island

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Date: 3/15/19 10:40 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Services for Denny Abbott
Forwarding this sad news.

Tina Green
Westport
>
> A Visitation and Celebration of Life for Denny Abbott is scheduled for March 30 in Newmarket, NH. Details can be found on the following site:
>
> https://www.everhere.com/us/obituary-stratham-dennis-abbott-iii-8903175
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Date: 3/15/19 10:16 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] If you’re looking for one, great egret in Tuxis Pond, Madison, behind the CVS

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Date: 3/15/19 10:04 am
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey in Branford
Flying over I95 near Lake Saltonstall. Branford. 12:50 pm. March 15. Welcome back!

Gina Nichol
Branford

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Date: 3/15/19 9:46 am
From: A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull Greenwich Harbour Grass Island Park
Immature Glaucous Gull on shore rocks 11:30am 3/15. Go to point at end of Grass Island Road (there is a large flag pole, some picnic tables and a small circular garden at the point). The gull was on the rocks just beyond the picnic tables with Herring Gulls, a Great Black backed Gull, and 2 Brant.


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Date: 3/15/19 9:36 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] early (maybe too early) bird sounds
We've reached a real turning point in the season, which is clear from the
flurry of first and seasonal arrivals, and the daily increase in the
morning chorus. At this time of year I've tended to become a nag about not
letting our enthusiasm for spring's return override what we know about
arrival dates. Almost annually as the bird chorus explodes, we get reports
of heard-only birds far ahead of schedule. Two that tend to crop up most
years are Willow Flycatcher and Eastern Wood- Pewee. Neither of these birds
are expected before May, and usually after the first week of May.

At this time of year several expected species with wide vocal repertoires
can cause confusion. High on the list are Tufted Titmice and American
Goldfinches. Titmice seem to have an infinite array, and Goldfinches are
similarly endowed. Eastern Phoebe, the only flycatcher expected at this
time of year, is capable of spitting out some Willow-like sounds, and
European Starlings can do an absolutely perfect Pewee imitation.

The caution here: under these circumstances don't make a positive ID based
on voice only of a species that is weeks, or well over a month, ahead of
schedule. Confirm it by seeing the bird. The next flycatchers in line to
appear are, in roughly this order, Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested
Flycatcher and Least Flycatcher. They won't be here until the end of April.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 3/15/19 9:18 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey, Southbury
This morning I had an Osprey perched along River Road in Southbury (Lake
Zoar section of Housatonic River). I went looking for returning Tree
Swallows but no luck there. But as Frank M. noted this morning, bird
vocalizations were everywhere, which reminded me to prepare another
seasonal post (coming soon).

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 3/15/19 8:41 am
From: Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fw: Bad behavior and owls - reality or myth?
As someone who witnessed both incidents, perhaps I can add some detail. 
The woman who approached the hawk feeding earlier in the evening was
closer than I would have attempted, but the bird continued eating.  I
took a few photos from more of a distance and the bird was still there
when I moved on.  I didn't see the end of the encounter, so I don't know
if it left when it finished eating or if she tried to get closer still
and flushed it.

Chasing the owl was much more clear cut in my opinion.  A guy with a big
lens wrapped with a camo sleeve and tripod kept *running* after the
owl.  A couple of people followed him, but he seemed to me to be the de
facto ringleader.  What I don't understand is how somebody can spend so
much on gear and not learn that running at birds is counterproductive. 
I suspect all of this was more of an annoyance than harmful to the owl. 
It was already dark enough that I couldn't get any decent photos even
when it perched briefly near us.  Once the last diehards left the owl
would have the rest of the night to hunt undisturbed.  Not nearly as
disruptive as repeatedly bothering an owl trying to rest during the day,
despite how annoying it was for those trying to see the owl.

Larry Crawford

Milford

On 3/14/2019 4:05 PM, julian hough via CTBirds wrote:
> I’ve recently  seen a couple of posts relating to specific instances surrounding Long-eared Owls in Milford.
>
>
>
> I wanted to broach the question of specifics in such reports, since the devil is often in the details, and without context, it might be easy to misconstrue events if the observers are either photographers, birders or bystanders. Flushing owls can be done accidentally or on purpose – same result, but different intent.
>
>
>
> The reality is that a whole host of birds are flushed all the time, by birders and photographers alike, but the myth seems to be that owls are less hardy creatures, easily disturbed, weak and unable to feed in the cold, dark days of winter when they are alone and far from home. Science would seem to refute the fact that most (not all) Snowy Owls that show up in CT are “starving”. This thought process is adopted by groups of people, some of whom get overly emotional and project what people are doing to “the owl. It can become a group mentality issue that birds are being “disturbed” more than they actually are. I am not condoning harassment, branch-cutting, baiting or flushing birds intentionally to get them to move, but I think a more rational approach could be applied in many normal field conditions.
>
>
>
> Matt Bell’s post brought up some questions for discussion, and none of this is directed at him, it’s just that his post was the catalyst to explore this a bit more.
>
>
>
> In February, I was at the spot with my son, hoping to see a/the LEO. A bird materialized at dark, quite close to the path and didn’t seem bothered by the photographers/birders who were closest to its entrance point. The issue I saw was that several photographers were strung out along the path and when the bird appeared, those that weren’t close, hurried over to the point where the bird was. Inevitably, the movement of several people was likely to cause the bird to move, which it did. But, is this what we are reporting as bad behavior and single-minded flushing of owls? Or is it down to poor fieldcraft on a group level? Whether you consider yourself a birder or photographer, we’ve all been there and done that. Sometimes it is this collective “enthusiasm” that is hard to corrall, but yes, there are times when people repeatedly flush a bird and behavior slips over into harassment. I wasn’t with Matt, and I don’t know the specific circumstances of his experience but perhaps more details may help frame the situation up more clearly?
>
>
>
> As far as using flash, I got the impression from Matt’s post that this was a potential flogging offense too. I am not sure there is hard proof that it causes any harm – I’ve seen many owls and hummingbirds that have been shot with flash, none of which subsequently flew into walls or trees. Photographers that have “flashed” Eastern Screech Owls report that, within minutes, the bird has returned to the nest with prey (which suggest hunting wasn’t adversely affected). Again, I think it comes down to etiquette and “reading the room” rather than not using flash because “it hurts the owl”.
>
>
>
> I’m a birder AND a photographer. I’ve used flash on owls (..and hummingbirds, trogons, raptors, shorebirds, warblers, etc…) and I’ve even caused Snowy Owls to fly (shock! horror!) when trying to get images of them. Not on purpose. Not to drive it towards a quicker death. It happens to the best intentioned members of the CT birding/photographic community and I certainly wouldn’t be happy to see them (or me) reported to the authorities for “disturbance” by some overly excited voyeur.
>
>
>
> It’s hard to be confrontational and speak up, but I think when faced with a sensitive owl-based situation, someone politely suggesting people approach as a group, so that people can still take photos and minimize stress to the bird, is often worth trying and well received. Even if some people might not like being told what to do, most people will conform for the greater good ...and it's easier to be blameless in a group :)
>
>
>
> Of course there will always be the exceptions, but I ask that we take a breath and judge what is actually going on in these cases, rather than helping to perpetuate the myth (unnecessarily) in many cases.
>
>
> Let’s keep it real in the field.
> Respectfully,
> Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519
>
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Date: 3/15/19 8:37 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping Plover MlfPt 3/15/19
From Steve Spector, 2 Piping Plover engaged in territorial behavior—parallel walking

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Date: 3/15/19 8:29 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping Plover Milford pt 3/15/19
From Steve Spector, 3/15/19 Piping Plover milford pt my FOY photos

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Date: 3/15/19 7:11 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weather today:migration, deja vu
3/15. Stratford. This morning’s weather (50F, damp/humid, SSW wind) reminds me very much of that on March 17,2015. That day I stepped out on the deck and the sky was filled with northbound migrating Robins, Grackles, and Blackbirds; then 6 calling TUNDRA SWANS flew over my house!

Standing on the same deck now, I’m hearing singing Cardinals, Robins, White-throated Sparrows. The Goldfinches are getting brighter yellow; some Grackles are migrating. Spring is here.

Hoping for a Sandhill Crane,

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/15/19 5:44 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Bad behavior and owls - reality or myth?
I’ve recently  seen a couple of posts relating to specific instances surrounding Long-eared Owls in Milford.

 

I wanted to broach the question of specifics in such reports, since the devil is often in the details, and without context, it might be easy to misconstrue events if the observers are either photographers, birders or bystanders. Flushing owls can be done accidentally or on purpose – same result, but different intent.

 

The reality is that a whole host of birds are flushed all the time, by birders and photographers alike, but the myth seems to be that owls are less hardy creatures, easily disturbed, weak and unable to feed in the cold, dark days of winter when they are alone and far from home. Science would seem to refute the fact that most (not all) Snowy Owls that show up in CT are “starving”. This thought process is adopted by groups of people, some of whom get overly emotional and project what people are doing to “the owl. It can become a group mentality issue that birds are being “disturbed” more than they actually are. I am not condoning harassment, branch-cutting, baiting or flushing birds intentionally to get them to move, but I think a more rational approach could be applied in many normal field conditions. 

 

Matt Bell’s post brought up some questions for discussion, and none of this is directed at him, it’s just that his post was the catalyst to explore this a bit more. 

 

In February, I was at the spot with my son, hoping to see a/the LEO. A bird materialized at dark, quite close to the path and didn’t seem bothered by the photographers/birders who were closest to its entrance point. The issue I saw was that several photographers were strung out along the path and when the bird appeared, those that weren’t close, hurried over to the point where the bird was. Inevitably, the movement of several people was likely to cause the bird to move, which it did. But, is this what we are reporting as bad behavior and single-minded flushing of owls? Or is it down to poor fieldcraft on a group level? Whether you consider yourself a birder or photographer, we’ve all been there and done that. Sometimes it is this collective “enthusiasm” that is hard to corrall, but yes, there are times when people repeatedly flush a bird and behavior slips over into harassment. I wasn’t with Matt, and I don’t know the specific circumstances of his experience but perhaps more details may help frame the situation up more clearly?

 

As far as using flash, I got the impression from Matt’s post that this was a potential flogging offense too. I am not sure there is hard proof that it causes any harm – I’ve seen many owls and hummingbirds that have been shot with flash, none of which subsequently flew into walls or trees. Photographers that have “flashed” Eastern Screech Owls report that, within minutes, the bird has returned to the nest with prey (which suggest hunting wasn’t adversely affected). Again, I think it comes down to etiquette and “reading the room” rather than not using flash because “it hurts the owl”. 

 

I’m a birder AND a photographer. I’ve used flash on owls (..and hummingbirds, trogons, raptors, shorebirds, warblers, etc…) and I’ve even caused Snowy Owls to fly (shock! horror!) when trying to get images of them. Not on purpose. Not to drive it towards a quicker death. It happens to the best intentioned members of the CT birding/photographic community and I certainly wouldn’t be happy to see them (or me) reported to the authorities for “disturbance” by some overly excited voyeur. 

 

It’s hard to be confrontational and speak up, but I think when faced with a sensitive owl-based situation, someone politely suggesting people approach as a group, so that people can still take photos and minimize stress to the bird, is often worth trying and well received. Even if some people might not like being told what to do, most people will conform for the greater good ...and it's easier to be blameless in a group :)

 

Of course there will always be the exceptions, but I ask that we take a breath and judge what is actually going on in these cases, rather than helping to perpetuate the myth (unnecessarily) in many cases.

 
Let’s keep it real in the field.
Respectfully,
Julian Hough New Haven, CT 06519 

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Date: 3/15/19 5:08 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Wood Ducks
3/13 FOY wood ducks on stream 3m/2f; kingfisher, pair bluebirds, pair pileated woodpeckers. Whee! Angela Dimmitt, New Milford yard

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Date: 3/14/19 4:45 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison Woodcocks
I observed 3-4 American Woodcock giving several 'peent' calls and a couple of display flights over the thawing wetlands across from our property tonight at around 7:15 PM. With some chilly breezes, there seemed to be no interest in mating, so the action stopped after only a few minutes.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 3/14/19 4:26 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands State Park
Silver Sands State Park, Milford, New Haven county, Fairfield, Connecticut,
US
Mar 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: walked along road by fence, then returned along shoreline.
Large bulldozer working near sparrow lanes. dead doe on beach
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant 119 19 on shore and a flock of about 100 flew in
Canada Goose 2 flyover
Mallard 8
American Black Duck 16
Greater/Lesser Scaup 15 out in sound
Red-breasted Merganser 5
Mourning Dove 8
Killdeer 7 4 in pond near shore walkway; 3 in marshy area
Ring-billed Gull 26
Herring Gull 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 4
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
American Tree Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 31 conservative count
Common Grackle 10
Northern Cardinal 2
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Date: 3/14/19 2:54 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plankton feeding gulls Stamford

3/14/2019, 4:30 pm. Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich - looking toward Stamford lighthouse from beach.
Maybe 300 - 500 or more gulls with some Brant plankton feeding. Winds from east after a mild, relatively calm morning. Will post pics on ebird

Cynthia Ehlinger
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Date: 3/14/19 2:39 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal
The two drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL continue in the Leete's Island marsh in
Guilford. They were feeding on vegetation in the western portion of the
marsh, separate from the Green-winged Teal and other dabbling ducks there.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 3/14/19 1:22 pm
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury Canvasbacks
Sorry, gmail sent my message while I was typing.

3/14- Orton Lane, Woodbury- 2 CANVASBACK

Ken Elkins,
Southbury, CT
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Date: 3/14/19 1:20 pm
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury Canvasback and Southbury Redheads
Hello

From Russ Naylor:
The Redheads were observed this afternoon in the same location on River
Road in Southbury.

This morning, 3/14 2 CANVASBACK
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Date: 3/14/19 12:52 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY (at least for me) Great egret at Hammonasset, entrance road

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Date: 3/14/19 12:22 pm
From: Beverly Propen via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Beverly Propen has shared an eBird checklist with you from Silver Sands State Park, Milford, New Haven county on Mar 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

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Morning walk at Silver Sands State Park-

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Date: 3/14/19 8:43 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford arrivals
Adding to Frank’s report, at least 2 Tree Swallows flying through Long
Beach a few minutes ago and at least 2 displaying Woodcock at McKinney
yesterday evening.

Stefan Martin
Stratford

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> 3/14 Stratford, Long Beach Blvd, McKinney Refuge - 3 vocal male
> BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, Wood Duck, 2 Killdeer.
> A GREAT EGRET in small pond corner Lordship Blvd and Surf Ave.
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Date: 3/14/19 8:23 am
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Candlewood Lake Common Mergansers and
3/14/19 - New Milford / Brookfield line on Candlewood Lake - 650 Common Mergansers. Birds in two similar sized groups. Most of Candlewood Lake is still ice covered but there are large open areas near Vaughn’s Neck / Orchard Point and to the west towards Chatterton Point. A week ago there was a single flock of about 400 Mergs at this location and 5 Common Goldeneye that were not associating with the Mergansers. About 15 years ago I recall a single flock of C. Mergs in this area that was in excess of 2,000 birds.

Yesterday morning my wife and I observed one of our neighborhood Red-shouldered Hawks (believed male) shimmy out towards the end of a deciduous branch, break off the end two +/- feet of another close branch and carry it back to its mate who was working on an A. Crow nest that was successful last year. We watched this happen several times. Hoping this becomes their main nest and not just a feeding platform.

The C. Ravens on the Housatonic River have been on eggs for at least ten days and we have observed the male regurgitate food to the female while she remained in the nest. I watched the female caching meat in the nest area about ten days before nesting began. I believe they had access to a deer carcass from somewhere to the south along Lake Lillinonah.

Yesterday evening I encountered 3 C. Raven at the Black Spruce Bog on Mohawk Mt along with two B-c Chickadee and one G-c Kinglet in the Hemlocks. On the 2nd, after working WPKN’s Music Mash in Bridgeport there were two C. Raven flying high around RBS building.

Jim Dugan
New Milford
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Date: 3/14/19 8:05 am
From: David Winston via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cove Sanctuary:
American Oystercatcher


Dave Winston

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Date: 3/14/19 7:55 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford arrivals
3/14 Stratford, Long Beach Blvd, McKinney Refuge - 3 vocal male BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, Wood Duck, 2 Killdeer.
A GREAT EGRET in small pond corner Lordship Blvd and Surf Ave.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/14/19 6:58 am
From: Terry Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA annual meeting March 23, 8:00 AM
This year's Annual meeting will be held on March 23rd in Middletown
Speakers include Eric Hanson, History of the Common Loon
and Jeff Spendelow will talk about the Secret Life of the Roseate Terns
and Frank Gallo Where, When and How to find birds in Ct
We have a great assortment of raffle prizes including binoculars and original artwork

Register here ctbirding.org <http://ctbirding.org/>

Terry Shaw

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Date: 3/14/19 4:39 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton Common Raven
Wilton CT

7:21 this morning Male Raven bringing food to female on nest. Saw this
yesterday as well. Based on observations eggs were laid on Mar 3-4 so about
half way through incubation. Things looking good for this pair.

Also several small flocks of grackles flying around, fish crow and american
crow in town center - both vocal.

Jim

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Date: 3/14/19 3:44 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds Tree Swallows
3/13, Portland Fairgrounds, 5:09-6:04 pm — FOS 7+ Tree Swallows, 52+ Wood Ducks, 6 N Pintails, 11 Ring-necked Ducks, 5 Great Blue Herons

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 3/13/19 1:06 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
3/13 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10am-1PM, sunny, low
tide rising, 36F, ice on edge of marsh.

Many human visitors today-nice chatting with them.
On the Marsh further out:
12 American Black ducks, 10 Buffleheads, 4 Red Breasted Mergansers, 14
Scaup, 6 Mute swans, 14 Canada geese (flyovers), 22 Ring billed gulls.
At feeders and on grounds:
1 Chickadee, 19 Starlings, 5 Common Grackles, 1 Mockingbird, 1 American
Tree sparrow, 2 Cardinals, 6 House sparrows 1 Red winged blackbird, 4
Mourning doves, 3 Song sparrows, 2 House finches.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/13/19 1:00 pm
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Woodcock



This is the third year in a row that an American Woodcock has shown up in our backyard on March 13.



Jim Asmuth

Hebron







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Date: 3/13/19 12:40 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Late Report, Southbury, Woodbury
Apparently I got the street name wrong.


Begin forwarded message:

From:
Date: March 13, 2019 at 3:05:19 PM EDT
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Late Report, Southbury, Woodbury

Canvas backs on Judson Ave. not Justin. :)

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> On Mar 13, 2019, at 2:16 PM, Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I just found a message from Russ Naylor on my voicemail from Monday.
> He reported that the 3 Redhead continue in Southbury, on Lake Zoar, viewed from River Rd.
> Russ also reported Canvasbacks in Woodbury, Justin Ave.
>
> I apologize for the delay.
>
> Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 3/13/19 11:16 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late Report, Southbury, Woodbury
I just found a message from Russ Naylor on my voicemail from Monday.
He reported that the 3 Redhead continue in Southbury, on Lake Zoar, viewed from River Rd.
Russ also reported Canvasbacks in Woodbury, Justin Ave.

I apologize for the delay.

Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 3/13/19 10:46 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle in North Franklin
Just had a 1st year Golden Eagle go over my car on Rt 32 in North Franklin. Just north of Rt 207 junction.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 3/13/19 7:23 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cackling Goose
Mar 13, Bridgeport, Seaside Park, 10:15 am
Cackling Goose still here, feeding with Canadas on beach at extreme east end.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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Date: 3/13/19 5:03 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport BWTeals
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 4 Blue-winged Teals dropped into the marsh behind the nature center a few minutes ago. Also, 42 Horned Grebes, the most I have seen in a while.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 3/12/19 6:28 pm
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ethical Bird Photography
Tonight, while enjoying the Long-eared Owls at Silver Sands (that have been well documented and publicized) I witnessed first hand, and received complaints from a majority of people there, on the behavior of some of the photographers. The said photographers were chasing and flushing the one accessible bird from its perches until it flew out into the marsh. This was the second time I witnessed this behavior today, as before sunset at Silver Sands a Red-tailed Hawk was flushed as it was eating a meal by a photographer attempting to get closer while others were enjoying it from a distance.There was also an isolated flash usage that appeared to be accidental but still caused some discomfort among fellow observers (and led to a nice informative separate conversation amongst a small group of us about the usage of flash on birds).

Please remember that the bird’s welfare and ability to live uninterrupted comes first and foremost, before any photograph opportunities. National Audubon has published an extremely comprehensive list of ethics for bird photographers to follow: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography <https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography>. Photography is fun and enjoyable, but it’s so important to keep the bird’s welfare in mind!

-Matt Bell
CT Audubon Society
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Date: 3/12/19 5:13 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sterling Timberdoodles
1st of the season calling timberdoodle at Machimoodus SP in East Haddam, this evening, during a dog walk. It continued peenting just off of the trail in a low brushy area, even as we crunched noisily along through the crusty snow and ice.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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> From Robert Dixon3/12/19 - Sterling yard - First of season AMERICAN WOODCOCKS. First bird calling at 7:11 pm and a second fast moving bird cruised over the yard from the east at 7:20 pm. Also had a Great Blue Heronand ten Mallards flyover while I was listening / watching for Woodcocks.
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Date: 3/12/19 4:32 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sterling Timberdoodles
From Robert Dixon3/12/19 - Sterling yard - First of season AMERICAN WOODCOCKS. First bird calling at 7:11 pm and a second fast moving bird cruised over the yard from the east at 7:20 pm. Also had a Great Blue Heronand ten Mallards flyover while I was listening / watching for Woodcocks.
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Date: 3/12/19 2:52 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Red-necked Grebe, 2 Peregrines, Pintails
3/12/19-All in Portland
Brownstone Quarry, 4:30-2 Peregrine Falcons in trees on N edge of main quarry

Indian Hill Ave, 5:15-1 Red-necked Grebe swimming downriver

Fairgrounds, 5:25-5 (3m, 2 f) Northern Pintails

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT


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Date: 3/12/19 2:31 pm
From: Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] interesting Birds @ Grass Island and Greenwich Harbor -Afternoon 3/12/19
This afternoon there were 5 redheads, one Bonaparte gull, one green-winged teal, 70+ scalp and a cast of the usual coastal characters. Check eBird for more details.

M. Aurelia
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Date: 3/12/19 2:29 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk - Washington, CT
While I know there are Red-shouldered Hawks in the area I have never recalled seeing one near my bird feeder until just now, sitting in the outer branches of a oak tree below where the feeder is. Noted it first flying in based on it’s size. It first sat with it’s back to me in another oak but I noted the banded tail and back of a Red-shouldered Hawk.

David W Babington
Washington, CT

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Date: 3/12/19 1:34 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BW Teals and Pintails at Leetes Island
Leetes Island / Shell Beach, GuilfordGreat selection of ducks:5 No Pintail2 Blue-winged TealAlso Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, American Wigeon, plus the usual suspects
Paul SmithNew Haven


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Date: 3/12/19 7:30 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dale Dyer on Birds of Central American - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Dale Dyer on Birds of Central American. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson


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Date: 3/11/19 5:39 pm
From: Craig Minor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred owl (daylight)
Had a barred owl fly in front of me today around 4pm and land in a tree
less than 20 feet from me and about 6feet up , he stayed there for about an
hour just looking around . ( Ellington CT) Craig minor .
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Date: 3/11/19 4:19 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] March 9th : gulls and plankton galore
Kudos to Tom Robben, Hartford Audubon Society,CT Audubon Society,and the CT Ornithological Association(COA) for sponsoring and organizing this trip. The weather cooperated and so did the birds!
I hope this was the first of many future trips. Thanks for all the info and commentaries during the trip from Patrick Comins, Frank Mantlik,Larry Flynn,Nick Bonomo and the visiting out of state marine scientists on board.

Tina Green
Westport
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> Dear Friends: 42 of us (3 crew, a few scientists, and mostly birders) had
> a great 6-hour cruise in LIS between Norwalk and Stratford CT on a
> beautiful sunny March 9th. We did find the large flock of gulls we were
> hoping for (highlights: the flock of 3,000 Ring-billed Gulls, 200 Herring
> Gulls, 4 Iceland Gulls, 2 Bonaparte's Gulls, etc), about two miles off Long
> Beach, swimming in a river of zillions of plankton which were visible as
> closely packed dots in the water, and probably covered square miles of LIS
> (a rather large "plankton bloom") ! Gulls, brant and scaup were nibbling
> on those plankton or something with them. We took samples with plankton
> nets, and did underwater photography. Preliminary microscopic looks at the
> samples showed floating barnacles (1mm), copepods, diatoms and other
> plankton. And the underwater videography revealed additional life forms,
> which we are now trying to identify. All of which will be reported at this
> site over the next days and weeks :
> https://sites.google.com/view/lisgullsplanktontrip/home
>
> Tom Robben
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>
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Date: 3/11/19 4:03 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] March 9th : gulls and plankton galore
Dear Friends: 42 of us (3 crew, a few scientists, and mostly birders) had
a great 6-hour cruise in LIS between Norwalk and Stratford CT on a
beautiful sunny March 9th. We did find the large flock of gulls we were
hoping for (highlights: the flock of 3,000 Ring-billed Gulls, 200 Herring
Gulls, 4 Iceland Gulls, 2 Bonaparte's Gulls, etc), about two miles off Long
Beach, swimming in a river of zillions of plankton which were visible as
closely packed dots in the water, and probably covered square miles of LIS
(a rather large "plankton bloom") ! Gulls, brant and scaup were nibbling
on those plankton or something with them. We took samples with plankton
nets, and did underwater photography. Preliminary microscopic looks at the
samples showed floating barnacles (1mm), copepods, diatoms and other
plankton. And the underwater videography revealed additional life forms,
which we are now trying to identify. All of which will be reported at this
site over the next days and weeks :
https://sites.google.com/view/lisgullsplanktontrip/home

Tom Robben




On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 4:16 PM Thomas Robben <robben99...> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
>
> The Hartford Audubon Society is running a unique 40-mile once-only
> "mini-pelagic" bird-fish-plankton trip in LIS Long Island Sound on saturday
> March 9th.
> If you might be interested, all the details can be found at this website...
>
> https://sites.google.com/view/lisgullsplanktontrip/home
>
> This is a trip for you,
> IF you like going into LIS waters which are usually not accessed by
> birders, with 35 other expert birders and top marine scientists, on a new
> $2.7million 63-foot QUIET stable hybrid-electric luxurious catamaran
> research vessel from the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. We are aiming for
> this trip to get lots of great birds (Little Gull? skua???) and to
> determine what those thousands of gulls are feeding on offshore. We intend
> to find these large flocks, cruise into these flocks slowly, get very close
> to these birds, and learn more about what they are feasting on, using
> binoculars, cameras, plankton nets, underwater video, onboard microscope
> displays, etc.
>
> One way or another, this will be a memorable one-of-a-kind cruise in LIS.
>
> To register please:
> 1) immediately email to : <robben99...> .
> 2) Please pay $80 by check by February 9th.
>
> Full DETAILS at this website above, including a recent Jan.27 video at
> Long Beach, showing the gull flocks starting to build up to their massive
> numbers in March .
>
> Please contact me SOON, since we believe this ship will fill up its quota
> of 35 very rapidly , in a few days .
>
> Best regards,
> Tom Robben
>
>
>
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Date: 3/11/19 3:48 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull and Lesser Yellowlegs at Long Wharf
In New Haven, on the mud flats across from the taco trucks at Long Wharf, today (now) 3/11 at 6ish to sunset, the Glaucous Gull I suspect John Oshlick had yesterday at Criscuolo Park.

Also 5 lesser yellowlegs which eBird suggests are early for the date. But there they were, until they flew down towards Sandy Point.

Did not find the Iceland Gull.

Mark

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Date: 3/11/19 2:52 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Blue Heron Rookery - Norwich
From Robert Dixon3/11/19 - Norwich - At least one GREAT BLUE HERON at nest site in rookery near Lawler Lanein Norwich this morning. Viewed while driving on I-395 southbound. Also had a KILLDEER on Stewart Rd.in Pawcatuck this afternoon.
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Date: 3/11/19 2:16 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT_ NY times article on new bird game-Wingspan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/science/wingspan-board-game-elizabeth-hargrave.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
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Date: 3/11/19 1:40 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weir Farm Seeks Birder Volunteers
I was asked to pass along this info on looks like a great project:

Volunteer Birders Needed!
Be a citizen scientist and help the National Park Service learn more about our feathered friends.

What: Forest breeding bird monitoring.
Where: Weir Farm National Historic Site
When: Bird at designated points along your route at least once in late May or June. Must be at your first point very early in the morning (5:30 Am Ish)

If you are a skilled birder and enjoy early morning walks in your neighborhood National Park - NETN needs your help!
The NPS Northeast Temperate Network (NETN) has been conducting bird monitoring in 10 National Parks in the Northeast since 2006. This volunteer based program for forest and grassland (select parks only) breeding birds helps us better understand the health of park ecosystems. Come join our bird monitoring team!

For More Information: Ed Sharron
NETN Landbird Coordinator
802-457-3368 ex223
<ed_sharron...><mailto:<ed_sharron...>
www.nps.gov/im/netn/breeding-landbirds.htm<http://www.nps.gov/im/netn/breeding-landbirds.htm>

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director, The Connecticut Audubon Society

314 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Date: 3/11/19 7:26 am
From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Killdeer Bridgeport
I heard a killdeer just before noon Sunday, flying above one of the shopping centers along Rt 190 in Enfield. It had been sleeting lightly for at least two hours before that.

Michael Santner
Westfield, MA

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>Subject: [CT Birds] Killdeer Bridgeport
>
>8pm
>
>Calling somewhere in the open lots across from Bass Pro Shops in Bridgeport. First I have heard of them this year.
>
>Capt. Ian Devlin
>East Norwalk, CT.
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Date: 3/10/19 6:20 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Killdeer Bridgeport
8pm

Calling somewhere in the open lots across from Bass Pro Shops in Bridgeport. First I have heard of them this year.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.



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Date: 3/10/19 12:30 pm
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redpoll
Sunday afternoon at 3:15:  a single Common Redpoll at our feeders.Doug BeachSimsburySent from my Galaxy Tab® S2
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Date: 3/10/19 8:59 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/10/19- Colchester Deck- 8AM- Common Grackles ( 18), red-winged Blackbirds( 11), European Starlings ( 7), Pine Siskins (13), Dark-eyed Junco( 26),Goldfinch (7), Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker—EXODUS!! Enter-Cooper’s Hawk :) Ernie
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Date: 3/10/19 8:48 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine siskens seymour

2 pine Siskins in with about 30 Juncos and several Goldfinches at my feeders Bill Banks

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Date: 3/10/19 7:11 am
From: Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redpoll
Hamden feeders.This morning we have about 80 Goldfinch, a handful of Pine Siskens that have been here all winter and finally a single soggy Common Redpoll!
Jim and Carol Zipp

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

Jim Zipp Bird Photography   www.JimZipp.com
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Date: 3/10/19 6:29 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Middle Madison Yard Birds - Hermit and a Fox
The hermit thrush has been a constant for four days. And today, a fox sparrow is out there scratching through the slush. Looks like an awkward wedding dance move.
Joe in Madison's Middle Kingdom
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Date: 3/10/19 4:58 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Feeders
4 Red Winged Blackbirds are visiting the feeders during this mornings
snowfall.
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Date: 3/9/19 2:59 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LIS mini-pelagic gulls/plankton trip
YES, we had such a good time today, looking at thousands of gulls, off
Bridgeport, and quadrillions of plankton around them.
Great people, great weather, great ship, great Aquarium, great microbes,
and very good birds!
More later.
Tom Robben
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Date: 3/9/19 7:16 am
From: Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Backyard leucistic male house finch
We've had an unusual visitor in the morning this week - a leucistic male
house finch feeding on our deck. His head is very white with a clear
delineation at his neckline where it meets his body. He has patches of
pink on his cheeks (like he's wearing blush) and a red spot on his head.
His bill is a finch bill, and his breast is red with the streaks on his
belly. And back/wings are a finch pattern.

Got very good looks at him over multiple days, including with binos, but
cannot get a good photo. Mike saw him today.

Embarrassingly, the second day I saw him I realized he was probably what we
fleetingly saw and thought was the snow bunting on Monday (but definitely
not a snow bunting -:) !
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Date: 3/9/19 5:17 am
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4391, Issue 1 hawks, feeders
I’m relatively new to birding and a few months sent a panicked email regarding hawks taking down mourning doves and blue jays. One hit the kitchen window on its way to the base of the shrubs were sparrows, juncos and mourning doves feed. I’ve spent the winter studying their behavior and trying to outsmart a hawk...not easy to do! It comes around daily for 2 weeks at a time, then goes elsewhere. I’ve seen it flying up and down the street at about 5 feet off the ground and also standing at the big shrubs while frightened birds sit trapped. To the woman who posted about finding jays with missing heads-I empathize, it’s distressing to see any creatures killed. I found 2 squirrels frozen and trapped in my “squirrel proof” feeder-they obviously popped the top off got in and got stuck. I contacted the manufacturer: Perky Pets asking them to review the product defect that allowed this to happen they quickly assured me product designers would review...but also replaced my feeder with a new one of my choice.
Christina/Enfield

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> 5. Norwich Black Vultures (<dbobolink...>)
> 6. WPKN - Birding in CT (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
> 7. Re: WPKN - Birding in CT (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 14:05:18 -0500
> From: Chris Elphick <elphick...>
> To: CTbirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Atlas blog link
> Message-ID: <E7B40881-A847-413D-A154-CCCFC3D8577E...>
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> Not sure why the link to my long-tailed duck post came out the way it did, but atlas blog posts can always be found here:
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> Chris Elphick
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 19:47:37 -0500
> From: David Holmes <holmessimoniz...>
> To: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
> Cc: Paul <paul.fusco...>, Paul via CTBirds
> <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
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> I have seen this behavior from both Coops and Sharpies this time of year. They crash land in the shrub and see what shakes loose. They have captured both Mourning Doves and House Sparrows either trying to fly off or landing underneath.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Mar 6, 2019, at 10:51 PM, SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> I watched a Cooper's do the same thing in my neighborhood a week ago -- hopping around on the ground, then running under a shrub and scattering all the sparrows and juncoes who had been hiding inside. No hunting luck that I could see, though.
>>
>> Sarah Faulkner
>> Collinsville
>>> On March 6, 2019 at 9:52 PM Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>>>
>>> On multiple occasions I have seen Cooper?s hawks running on the ground under shrubs and between shrubs as they chased sparrows.
>>> The last encounter was at Hammonasset SP in late fall. An adult Coop was running (very quickly) from shrub to shrub with its tail held out straight. Looked like a road runner. Didn?t see it catch anything.
>>> Paul
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>>> http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20190304/146553.html
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 01:15:12 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Lemmon <lemmon...>
> To: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>, David Holmes
> <holmessimoniz...>
> Cc: Paul <paul.fusco...>, Paul via CTBirds
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> The female Cooper's hawk that is in our yard every couple of days often flies across the yard about two feet high and up a path to the back feeders and grabs the unsuspecting birds.? They expect her to attack from above.? She also hides in our conifers and when I fill the feeders in the morning the blue jay announce to all of the birds food is being put out.? They are the first to get to the nuts and peanuts.? The coop dove out of the tree and took one of the jays in the air just about two feet above my head.? She is very successful.? Mourning Doves are number one prey.
> Carol Lemmon
>
> On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:48:24 PM EST, David Holmes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I have seen this behavior from both Coops and Sharpies this time of year. They crash land in the shrub and see what shakes loose. They have captured both Mourning Doves and House Sparrows either trying to fly off or landing underneath.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 6, 2019, at 10:51 PM, SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I watched a Cooper's do the same thing in my neighborhood a week ago -- hopping around on the ground, then running under a shrub and scattering all the sparrows and juncoes who had been hiding inside.? No hunting luck that I could see, though.
>>
>> Sarah Faulkner
>> Collinsville
>>> On March 6, 2019 at 9:52 PM Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On multiple occasions I have seen Cooper?s hawks running on the ground under shrubs and between shrubs as they chased sparrows.
>>> The last encounter was at Hammonasset SP in late fall. An adult Coop was running (very quickly) from shrub to shrub with its tail held out straight. Looked like a road runner. Didn?t see it catch anything.
>>> Paul
>>>
>>>
>>> http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20190304/146553.html
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>>>
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> Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 20:18:00 -0500
> From: Dave Provencher <hikerbirder1...>
> To: Unknown <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Caution! Falling Vultures
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> There has been a winter roost of Vultures, both Turkey and Black, in Norwich for a number of years. This afternoon I had a dentist appointment in Norwich and afterwards, as it was getting on towards sunset, I thought I?d check it out to see how many Black Vultures were there. Well I could see about 40 Vultures total but many were buried deep inside the tall spruces they roost in so I could not identify more than about half the birds. I could see 8 Blacks for sure. The interesting part however was when another Black Vulture flew in to roost. It choose to land on a branch high in the tree. This branch was already occupied by another Black Vulture facing away from the incoming traffic. The arriving Black literally displaced the roosting bird, startling it off the branch. The displaced bird tried to fly but it was in among the tight branches of the tree and could not spread its wings sufficiently to take flight. Frantically trying to recover, the bird plunged down along the trunk of the spruce bouncing off branches like a cartoon figure. After falling a good 20 feet, and hitting a good number of branches, the Vulture finally managed to get its wings spread and land on a lower branch. It then recomposed itself with the demeanor of one bruised in both body and spirit. It was the kind of event one does not really expect to see when observing Vultures roosting in a tree to be sure, a sort of avian falling out of bed scene. You just never know what you?re going to see when watching birds!
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> Dave Provencher
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 02:27:48 +0000 (UTC)
> From: <dbobolink...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Norwich Black Vultures
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>> From Robert Dixon3/7/19 - To add? to Dave's report. I had 28 Black Vultures over Washington St. in Norwich yesterday on my ride out to?Pawcatuck. I was driving so I'm sure I missed a few. On my return trip in the evening most of these birds were roosting?in the Norway Spruces at 247 Washington St. ( Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church) in Norwich. I only observed 8 Turkey Vultures.Many of these birds can also be seen sitting on chimneys and rooftops in the area. Didn't see any tumblers.
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> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 03:45:31 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
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> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 04:02:08 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
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> So sorry for the broken link.? You can refer to the WPKN site.
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> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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> On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:46:17 PM EST, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> To fall into the vulture bandwagon-on route 82 across from the ShopRite of Norwich, there is a stand of conifers by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Both Turkey and Black Vultures have been frequently observed roosting. In addition, I?ve witnessed some dumpster diving as well in and around the plaza. The Willimantic posse has been observed in the general vicinity of Wilson street and the rooftops near Kramer middle school as well as the cemetery near route 6 overpass and route 32.
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Date: 3/8/19 1:04 pm
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
Sure enjoyed that Frank. If you ever have a chance go to Butterfly World in Coconut Creaff Fla. Butterflie,tropical bird aviary and a bud exhibit. Awesome,thanks for sharing. Bruce Andes from Madison,Ct


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Subject: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos

Greetings,
Several CT birders joined me on my recent Sunrise Birding Tour to Costa Rica. We had a fabulous trip. Besides the 220 bird species we tallied in six days, we had fabulous views of a Tayra, a large member of the weasel family.
For those wanting a diversion from this continuing cold winter weather, I just finished editing a ton of my images, and have posted them to my Flickr site. I hope you enjoy them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157690167998653


And for those who wish to see images from the pre-tour Carara NP day trip:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/sets/72157707153624555


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/8/19 12:18 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
Great stuff Frank.


Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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> On Mar 8, 2019, at 8:12 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Greetings,
> Several CT birders joined me on my recent Sunrise Birding Tour to Costa Rica. We had a fabulous trip. Besides the 220 bird species we tallied in six days, we had fabulous views of a Tayra, a large member of the weasel family.
> For those wanting a diversion from this continuing cold winter weather, I just finished editing a ton of my images, and have posted them to my Flickr site. I hope you enjoy them.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157690167998653
>
>
> And for those who wish to see images from the pre-tour Carara NP day trip:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/sets/72157707153624555
>
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/8/19 11:10 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Anchor Beach gulls, scaup and Brant feeding
3/8, Milford.... 35 minute walk along Beach Ave. in Milford (Wall St to
Merwin's Point) (
Hundreds of gulls (herring and ring billed -possibly others) along with
hundreds of Brant, and a large raft of scaup were feeding as we took a
short walk along Beach Ave. in Milford. Several mallards mixed in too.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/8/19 10:58 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redheads
The Redheads that Russ Naylor found continue on Lake Zoar at River Road in Southbury today March 8. A few photos here https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>


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Date: 3/8/19 10:47 am
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
Sure enjoyed that Frank. If you ever have a chance go to Butterfly World in Coconut Creaff Fla. Butterflie,tropical bird aviary and a bud exhibit. Awesome,thanks for sharing. Bruce Andes from Madison,Ct


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Sent: 2019-03-08 8:12:58 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos

Greetings,
Several CT birders joined me on my recent Sunrise Birding Tour to Costa Rica. We had a fabulous trip. Besides the 220 bird species we tallied in six days, we had fabulous views of a Tayra, a large member of the weasel family.
For those wanting a diversion from this continuing cold winter weather, I just finished editing a ton of my images, and have posted them to my Flickr site. I hope you enjoy them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157690167998653


And for those who wish to see images from the pre-tour Carara NP day trip:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/sets/72157707153624555


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/8/19 9:04 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven - Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull
New Haven - Foot of James St/Grape Vine Point/Criscuolo Park

1 First Cycle Iceland in the River and 1 First Cycle Glaucous Roosting on a
building across the Quinnipiac River.

This spot is just up River from the Q bridge

John Oshlick
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Date: 3/8/19 8:27 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Redheads Seaside Park Bridgeport
Any large groups of gulls or brant being reported currently, in the last
few days?
Tom Robben

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 11:07 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
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> Stefan Martin also saw the female TUFTED DUCK there a couple days ago.
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> Frank Mantlik
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> > On Mar 8, 2019, at 11:01 AM, Chris Howe via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> > Three Redheads with a huge raft of mostly Greater but mixed scaup at
> east end of Seaside Park, Bridgeport. Near building under construction.
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Date: 3/8/19 8:07 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Redheads Seaside Park Bridgeport
Stefan Martin also saw the female TUFTED DUCK there a couple days ago.

Frank Mantlik

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> On Mar 8, 2019, at 11:01 AM, Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Three Redheads with a huge raft of mostly Greater but mixed scaup at east end of Seaside Park, Bridgeport. Near building under construction.
>
> Chris Howe, Hamden
> Bill Batsford, New Haven
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Date: 3/8/19 8:02 am
From: Chris Howe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redheads Seaside Park Bridgeport
Three Redheads with a huge raft of mostly Greater but mixed scaup at east end of Seaside Park, Bridgeport. Near building under construction.

Chris Howe, Hamden
Bill Batsford, New Haven

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Date: 3/8/19 6:33 am
From: Richardson, Valerie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
I had the pleasure of speaking with Frank Gallo on WPKN, and you can access the discussion at

https://soundcloud.com/wpkn895/frank-gallo-birding-in-connecticut?in=wpkn895/sets/radio-something

Our recording equipment was having issues on Tuesday, so there is a small chunk of the interview that isn't included.

I'm a lurker on this list and enjoy reading about adventures in pursuit of birds as I'm spending 9 to 5 in my office. I've recently moved onto a boat on the Quinnipiac, so I'm having a great time learning about all the birds that are around me (Buffleheads!). One of these days soon, I'll retire and become one of those people spending my days looking for birds.

Valerie Richardson
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So sorry for the broken link.  You can refer to the WPKN site.


Steve Mayo
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Date: 3/8/19 6:12 am
From: C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwich Vultures (cont.)
That 84/7 BLVU site has been there for years, historically and probably still, it is a DOT dump site for road kill deer.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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> On Mar 8, 2019, at 8:54 AM, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I was going up Rte 84 to Rte 7 with Miley Bull and he pointed out a huge
> flock of Black Vultures on a gigantic pile of wood chips at that
> intersection. There must have been 200 of them, all Blacks with no Turkeys.
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 7:49 AM Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> To fall into the vulture bandwagon-on route 82 across from the ShopRite of
>> Norwich, there is a stand of conifers by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Both Turkey
>> and Black Vultures have been frequently observed roosting. In addition,
>> I’ve witnessed some dumpster diving as well in and around the plaza. The
>> Willimantic posse has been observed in the general vicinity of Wilson
>> street and the rooftops near Kramer middle school as well as the cemetery
>> near route 6 overpass and route 32.
>>
>> TimothyL. Thompson
>> Norwich, CT
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Date: 3/8/19 5:55 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwich Vultures (cont.)
I was going up Rte 84 to Rte 7 with Miley Bull and he pointed out a huge
flock of Black Vultures on a gigantic pile of wood chips at that
intersection. There must have been 200 of them, all Blacks with no Turkeys.

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


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> To fall into the vulture bandwagon-on route 82 across from the ShopRite of
> Norwich, there is a stand of conifers by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Both Turkey
> and Black Vultures have been frequently observed roosting. In addition,
> I’ve witnessed some dumpster diving as well in and around the plaza. The
> Willimantic posse has been observed in the general vicinity of Wilson
> street and the rooftops near Kramer middle school as well as the cemetery
> near route 6 overpass and route 32.
>
> TimothyL. Thompson
> Norwich, CT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/8/19 5:50 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avon Snow Goose
In with about 40 Canadas in the small unfrozen part of the pond/stream on
the west side of Tillotson Rd near Fisher Meadows.

David Lawton
Avon
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Date: 3/8/19 5:37 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherman Siskins
About 20 Pine Siskins at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Deer Pond Farm Sanctuary in Sherman this morning.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 3/8/19 5:13 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Costa Rica tour photos
Greetings,
Several CT birders joined me on my recent Sunrise Birding Tour to Costa Rica. We had a fabulous trip. Besides the 220 bird species we tallied in six days, we had fabulous views of a Tayra, a large member of the weasel family.
For those wanting a diversion from this continuing cold winter weather, I just finished editing a ton of my images, and have posted them to my Flickr site. I hope you enjoy them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157690167998653


And for those who wish to see images from the pre-tour Carara NP day trip:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/sets/72157707153624555


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/8/19 4:49 am
From: Timothy L Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwich Vultures (cont.)
To fall into the vulture bandwagon-on route 82 across from the ShopRite of Norwich, there is a stand of conifers by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Both Turkey and Black Vultures have been frequently observed roosting. In addition, I’ve witnessed some dumpster diving as well in and around the plaza. The Willimantic posse has been observed in the general vicinity of Wilson street and the rooftops near Kramer middle school as well as the cemetery near route 6 overpass and route 32.

TimothyL. Thompson
Norwich, CT

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Date: 3/7/19 8:02 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT
So sorry for the broken link.  You can refer to the WPKN site.


Steve Mayo
Bethany



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Frank Gallo -- Birding in Connecticut

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Great interview of Frank Gallo.


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Date: 3/7/19 7:46 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WPKN - Birding in CT


Frank Gallo -- Birding in Connecticut

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Great interview of Frank Gallo.


Steve Mayo
Bethany
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Date: 3/7/19 6:28 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwich Black Vultures
From Robert Dixon3/7/19 - To add  to Dave's report. I had 28 Black Vultures over Washington St. in Norwich yesterday on my ride out to Pawcatuck. I was driving so I'm sure I missed a few. On my return trip in the evening most of these birds were roosting in the Norway Spruces at 247 Washington St. ( Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church) in Norwich. I only observed 8 Turkey Vultures.Many of these birds can also be seen sitting on chimneys and rooftops in the area. Didn't see any tumblers.
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Date: 3/7/19 5:18 pm
From: Dave Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caution! Falling Vultures
There has been a winter roost of Vultures, both Turkey and Black, in Norwich for a number of years. This afternoon I had a dentist appointment in Norwich and afterwards, as it was getting on towards sunset, I thought I’d check it out to see how many Black Vultures were there. Well I could see about 40 Vultures total but many were buried deep inside the tall spruces they roost in so I could not identify more than about half the birds. I could see 8 Blacks for sure. The interesting part however was when another Black Vulture flew in to roost. It choose to land on a branch high in the tree. This branch was already occupied by another Black Vulture facing away from the incoming traffic. The arriving Black literally displaced the roosting bird, startling it off the branch. The displaced bird tried to fly but it was in among the tight branches of the tree and could not spread its wings sufficiently to take flight. Frantically trying to recover, the bird plunged down along the trunk of the spruce bouncing off branches like a cartoon figure. After falling a good 20 feet, and hitting a good number of branches, the Vulture finally managed to get its wings spread and land on a lower branch. It then recomposed itself with the demeanor of one bruised in both body and spirit. It was the kind of event one does not really expect to see when observing Vultures roosting in a tree to be sure, a sort of avian falling out of bed scene. You just never know what you’re going to see when watching birds!

Dave Provencher

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Date: 3/7/19 5:16 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
The female Cooper's hawk that is in our yard every couple of days often flies across the yard about two feet high and up a path to the back feeders and grabs the unsuspecting birds.  They expect her to attack from above.  She also hides in our conifers and when I fill the feeders in the morning the blue jay announce to all of the birds food is being put out.  They are the first to get to the nuts and peanuts.  The coop dove out of the tree and took one of the jays in the air just about two feet above my head.  She is very successful.  Mourning Doves are number one prey.
Carol Lemmon

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I have seen this behavior from both Coops and Sharpies this time of year. They crash land in the shrub and see what shakes loose. They have captured both Mourning Doves and House Sparrows either trying to fly off or landing underneath.

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> On Mar 6, 2019, at 10:51 PM, SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I watched a Cooper's do the same thing in my neighborhood a week ago -- hopping around on the ground, then running under a shrub and scattering all the sparrows and juncoes who had been hiding inside.  No hunting luck that I could see, though.
>
> Sarah Faulkner
> Collinsville
>> On March 6, 2019 at 9:52 PM Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On multiple occasions I have seen Cooper’s hawks running on the ground under shrubs and between shrubs as they chased sparrows.
>> The last encounter was at Hammonasset SP in late fall. An adult Coop was running (very quickly) from shrub to shrub with its tail held out straight. Looked like a road runner. Didn’t see it catch anything.
>> Paul
>>
>>
>> http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20190304/146553.html
>>
>>
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Date: 3/7/19 4:48 pm
From: David Holmes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
I have seen this behavior from both Coops and Sharpies this time of year. They crash land in the shrub and see what shakes loose. They have captured both Mourning Doves and House Sparrows either trying to fly off or landing underneath.

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> On Mar 6, 2019, at 10:51 PM, SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I watched a Cooper's do the same thing in my neighborhood a week ago -- hopping around on the ground, then running under a shrub and scattering all the sparrows and juncoes who had been hiding inside. No hunting luck that I could see, though.
>
> Sarah Faulkner
> Collinsville
>> On March 6, 2019 at 9:52 PM Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On multiple occasions I have seen Cooper’s hawks running on the ground under shrubs and between shrubs as they chased sparrows.
>> The last encounter was at Hammonasset SP in late fall. An adult Coop was running (very quickly) from shrub to shrub with its tail held out straight. Looked like a road runner. Didn’t see it catch anything.
>> Paul
>>
>>
>> http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20190304/146553.html
>>
>>
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Date: 3/7/19 11:06 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Atlas blog link
Not sure why the link to my long-tailed duck post came out the way it did, but atlas blog posts can always be found here:

http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 3/7/19 5:58 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
3/6 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM,
cloudy/sunny,high tide, 23F.\
On marsh: (far out) 9 Mute Swans, 18 Canada Geese, 1 Red breasted
merganser, 2 Gadwall, 8 Buffleheads, 1 Common Loon.,American Black ducks.
The 15 Black ducks were scattered through the marsh- some far out and a few
in the island by the osprey platform.
On the grounds-pretty quiet- 2 Song sparrows, 3 Chickadees, 1 Titmouse.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/6/19 7:52 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How Rare are Inland Long-tailed Ducks?
Following up on the discussion about inland long-tailed ducks (and other "coastal" waterbirds), I've just posted some comments on how we can learn more about this issue on the CT bird atlas blog.  The post is here;How rare are inland long-tailed ducks? – Connecticut Bird Atlas

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Date: 3/6/19 7:52 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
I watched a Cooper's do the same thing in my neighborhood a week ago -- hopping around on the ground, then running under a shrub and scattering all the sparrows and juncoes who had been hiding inside. No hunting luck that I could see, though.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On March 6, 2019 at 9:52 PM Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> On multiple occasions I have seen Cooper’s hawks running on the ground under shrubs and between shrubs as they chased sparrows.
> The last encounter was at Hammonasset SP in late fall. An adult Coop was running (very quickly) from shrub to shrub with its tail held out straight. Looked like a road runner. Didn’t see it catch anything.
> Paul
>
>
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>
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Date: 3/6/19 7:42 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
Paul,
I once watched a Sharpie fly into my neighbor’s bush next to their feeder, as a flurry of sparrows scattered. It remained perched on top of the bush looking around and eyeing the ground for quite a while. It finally jumped to the ground and started running around the base of the bush, and to my surprise, a few more juncos and house sparrows took off. I hadn’t noticed them motionless even with my binocs. I suspect experience has taught Sharpies that even if they don’t see them, they might scare up a couple of more camouflaged birds to chase if they run around.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> This afternoon as I pulled out of the garage an immature Sharp Shinned Hawk flew into the bushes in an attempt to Capture one of the Starlings or House Sparrows that were in the bushes. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful! Whereupon he remained perched and looked around for a while until he dropped onto the ground underneath the bushes where I last saw him. Not sure why he would want to be on the ground unless he thought there might be a potential victim on the ground.
>
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> Windsor Locks
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Date: 3/6/19 6:53 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
On multiple occasions I have seen Cooper’s hawks running on the ground under shrubs and between shrubs as they chased sparrows.
The last encounter was at Hammonasset SP in late fall. An adult Coop was running (very quickly) from shrub to shrub with its tail held out straight. Looked like a road runner. Didn’t see it catch anything.
Paul


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Date: 3/6/19 6:41 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gulls and Plankton-feeding in LIS
We have received about 17 reports, related to gulls and plankton-feeding in
Long Island Sound. The largest flock so far is about 2,000.
Hopefully if you click on the following link you can see the list of these
17 reports:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DKDRY0o0nDSc6iDB8eVzgQjOKKHEbHYWKnyFN_qT9Ac/edit#gid=2041240247

It appears that the large-scale plankton feeding has begun, fairly far
offshore.
Please continue to report these flocks, to my email address and/or by
posting on CTbirds (this listserv).
Thank you,
Tom Robben
robben99 AT gmail.com



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> THANKS for everyone reporting numbers of GULLS, brant and other waterfowl
> "surface feeding" ANYWHERE in Long Island Sound during the next three
> months.
>
> Please continue to report it here, on CTbirds, and/or by email to me at:
> <robben99...>
>
> We (a team of us, including Frank Mantlik) are trying to build-up a
> composite picture of where and when this happens, and also what these birds
> are eating (probably a combination of various plankton and maybe small
> fish). Our results will be posted / published by mid-year, including any
> contributions from you. Thank you!
>
> Tom Robben
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 6:36 PM Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
> wrote:
>
>> 3/1. Stratford, Long Beach -
>>
>> There was some plankton feeding going on offshore, 3pm, by gulls (600
>> Herring & Ring-billed), Brant, and wide variety of ducks. The first I’ve
>> witnessed this season. There were almost no birds along the beaches, as
>> everything was offshore in a feeding frenzy.
>>
>>
>> Frank Mantlik
>>
>> Stratford
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/6/19 5:02 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior
I've twice photographed Sharpies hiding under bushes waiting to surprise
unsuspecting Sparrows. They walk in.

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 6:08 PM Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> This afternoon as I pulled out of the garage an immature Sharp Shinned
> Hawk flew into the bushes in an attempt to Capture one of the Starlings or
> House Sparrows that were in the bushes. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful!
> Whereupon he remained perched and looked around for a while until he
> dropped onto the ground underneath the bushes where I last saw him. Not
> sure why he would want to be on the ground unless he thought there might be
> a potential victim on the ground.
>
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Date: 3/6/19 3:25 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sharp-shinned Hawk Behavior
Paul,

I think the hawk may have been searching for another angle of attack. I once watched a Cooper’s Hawk — I don’t recall whether it was an adult or an immature bird — chase some sparrows into a small bush. The raptor “dismounted” to the ground, as it were, and ran around the bush jumping up into it repeatedly. It didn’t succeed in catching any of them.

John

John Weeks
North Granby

You wrote:
This afternoon as I pulled out of the garage an immature Sharp Shinned Hawk flew into the bushes in an attempt to Capture one of the Starlings or House Sparrows that were in the bushes. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful! Whereupon he remained perched and looked around for a while until he dropped onto the ground underneath the bushes where I last saw him. Not sure why he would want to be on the ground unless he thought there might be a potential victim on the ground.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/6/19 3:08 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sharp Shinned Hawk Behavior


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

This afternoon as I pulled out of the garage an immature Sharp Shinned Hawk flew into the bushes in an attempt to Capture one of the Starlings or House Sparrows that were in the bushes. Unfortunately he was unsuccessful! Whereupon he remained perched and looked around for a while until he dropped onto the ground underneath the bushes where I last saw him. Not sure why he would want to be on the ground unless he thought there might be a potential victim on the ground.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/6/19 2:12 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton Common Raven
For several weeks I have been tracking a pair of ravens and not only have they built a nest but it appears that an egg(s) have been laid. Nest was located last week and pair has been around it a lot. Over past 2 days one adult is on nest and other is watching near by. Has been witnessed by my and Joe Bear.

Fingers crossed for a successful Common Raven nest in Wilton, CT this year.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 3/6/19 2:02 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich/Stamford highlights
Greenwich Point Park:
Long tailed ducks
Buffleheads
Red bellied woodpecker
Common Goldeneye

Grass island
Common loons
Greater and lesser Scaup
Buffleheads
Hooded mergansers
American Coot
Gadwall

Cove island
3 SAVANNAH SPARROWS
Common goldeneye
Buffleheads
American wigeon

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/6/19 1:52 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4389, Issue 1
Thanks for your feedback. True -possibly feral cat.
Hope whatever it is , finds other hunting grounds.
I can tolerate the possibility of an owl rather than feral cat.
Bev

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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 17:24:40 -0500
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> Subject: [CT Birds] David & Tammy McQuade Florida Birding -
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> I have witnessed a crow killing blue jay nestlings. The parents yelled at
> it, but could not move it. I wouldn't be so quick to blame owls for the
> death, it could also have been a feral cat.
>
>
>
> Phil Perschbacher
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> The RBNH which arrived at my house feeders in the fall is very busy today
> at the feeders, seems to especially like safflower seeds.
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Date: 3/6/19 11:57 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FRONT YARD BIRDS - HERMIT THRUSH
Hermit thrush!! And a nice active bluebird group (probably 4).


- Joe in Madison's Middle Kingdom
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Date: 3/6/19 11:12 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/6/19- Colchester Deck- 7:45AM-2:00PM 50 + Common Grackles, 13+ European Starlings, 5+ Red-winged Blackbirds and a Pair Eastern Bluebirds. 3/5= c. 3:00PM Rusty Blackbird. Ernie
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Date: 3/6/19 11:03 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] March 12th member’s meeting
Free and open to the public:
Hartford Audubon meeting.

> Tuesday, March 12th
> Time: 7 pm Social 7:30 meeting
> Place: St. James Episcopal Church
> 1018 Farmington Ave. West Hartford
>
> Peter Picone
> The Inextricable Link Between Songbirds And Plants.
> Peter will describe the enhancing of bird habitats on state and private land and listeners will come away with ideas for creating and enhancing wildlife habitats in their own surroundings. Videos will demonstrate the cover and seasonal food value of CT’s native plants.
>
> See you Tuesday!
>
> Maggie Peretto
> Hartford Audubon President
> Manchester, CT
>
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Date: 3/6/19 10:50 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: INVITATION: Long Island Sound Funding Roundtable with Sen. Chris Murphy



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Florsheim, Ben (Murphy)" <Ben_Florsheim...>
> Date: March 5, 2019 at 2:17:04 PM EST
> To: Undisclosed recipients:;
> Subject: INVITATION: Long Island Sound Funding Roundtable with Sen. Chris Murphy
>
> Good afternoon,
>
> On behalf of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, I would like to invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion on the future of the Long Island Sound this Sunday, March 10th from 3-4pm in Milford.
>
> As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Murphy recently helped secure significant investments in Long Island Sound including what is listed below:
> · $14 million for the Long Island Sound Geographic Program
> · $435 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is now permanently reauthorized
> · $26.7 million for the National Estuary Program
> · $9.5 million for the BEACH Act Grants to monitor water quality at beaches
> · $170.9 million for EPA Nonpoint Source Program Grants to protect the Sound from runoff and other forms of pollution
> · $80 million for the Sea Grant program (a $3.5mm increase after the president’s budget proposed elimination)
>
> We hope you can join Senator Murphy as we discuss these victories and plan for the future of Long Island sound’s environmental and economic health. Please RSVP to Ben Florsheim at <ben_florsheim...> or at (860)549-8463. Please feel free to share this invitation with your networks.
> WHAT: Long Island Sound Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
> WHERE: CT Audubon Society Milford Point Coastal Center (1 Milford Point Rd, Milford, CT)
> WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 3-4pm
>
> Best,
> Ben
>
> Ben Florsheim | Outreach Assistant
> He/him/his
>
> Office of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
> 120 Huyshope Avenue, Suite 401
> Hartford, Connecticut 06106
>
> (860) 924-8622 | <ben_florsheim...>
>
>
>
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Date: 3/6/19 10:47 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford NHBC highlights
3/6. Stratford. I led my annual Stratford Shore bird trip for New Haven Bird Club this morning. The cold temps (19-25F) and chilly NW wind couldn’t deter 18 of us, as we hit many of the hotspots. The recent snow resulted in a crusty white coating over most of the ground. Of the 45 species tallied, highlights were: the continuing male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL and 3 AM COOTS plus 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (Birdseye), 1 AMERICAN PIPIT (calling flyover at Lordship Seawall), 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR (among 32 Horned Larks at Stratford Point), 12 SNOW BUNTINGS plus WHITE-CROWNED and SWAMP SPARROWS (among the sparrow flocks on few bare patches at Short Beach), 4 Northern Harriers, and 16 CANVASBACKS (Frash Pond).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/6/19 7:43 am
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red breasted nuthatch
The RBNH which arrived at my house feeders in the fall is very busy today
at the feeders, seems to especially like safflower seeds.

Katherine Kuckens
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Date: 3/6/19 6:48 am
From: John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Dead blue jay
I have witnessed a crow killing blue jay nestlings. The parents yelled at
it, but could not move it. I wouldn't be so quick to blame owls for the
death, it could also have been a feral cat.



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Date: 3/5/19 2:25 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] David & Tammy McQuade Florida Birding - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my next guests David & Tammy McQuade on Florida Birding. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk


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Date: 3/5/19 7:29 am
From: Enya Cunningham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4387, Issue 1
Possible juvenile Northern Goshawk spotted off of Shinar Mountain Rd in
Washington this morning around 8:30.

Large, bulky accipiter-like raptor with streaky chest, long banded tail and
distinct white eyebrow. Observed high in a tree on the forrest edge
(property adjacent to the pinnacle of the Steep Rock Preserve) for about 5
minutes before it flew away. Upon flying away I thought I saw a pale
marking across it's back but it was moving quickly so I can't be sure.

Any help in IDing this bird would be much appreciated!

Thank you and happy birding,

Enya
Washington, CT
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Date: 3/5/19 6:33 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington Snow Goose
Riverside Cemetery.

David Lawton
Avon
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Date: 3/5/19 6:18 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dead Blue Jay
3/5 Orange.
Not a cheery way to start my day. I went out to fill my feeders, and at my
back door was a dead blue jay on the doormat. Feathers were everywhere,
no head and pieces ripped off of it. My husband said he heard an owl last
night around 5AM (probably a great horned owl from how he described the
call).
All winter I have had a flock of 10-12 blue jays visiting my feeders and
eating the peanuts I put out. But in the last 2 weeks, there have only been
5-8 Blue Jays around. I am assuming that there is now an owl in my
neighborhood, possibly picking off the blue jays. I am going to read more
, but I wonder if all the blue jays roost together at night...maybe the owl
knows where and goes there to pick off the blue jays?
Anyway, I know they have to hunt/eat but I prefer not leaving the evidence
in my yard.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/4/19 4:03 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Predicting New State Records


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Concerning new state birds for Connecticut, there is one species I am certain has occured in Connecticut but unfortunately there are no photos or specimens for verification. That species is Canada Jay (formally called Gray Jay) Two excellent birders I knew who were members of Hartford Audubon observed one back in 1958. Only if they could have photographed it!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 3/4/19 3:33 pm
From: Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue birds at Madison backyard feeder and snow bunting
Mike and I saw 5 blue birds at our backyard feeder in Madison today - very
unusual for us to see them in our back yard!

And we saw what we believe was a snow bunting feeding off safflower seed on
the ground (deck). A bit of a surprise for us as well, but then we did see
the post that they were seen at Hammo today. We do not live far from the
park so it seems plausible!
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Date: 3/4/19 3:03 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Predicting new state records - a look back
A fun look back at a poll that was taken 12 years ago, in attempt to guess
which new bird species would next be recorded in CT.

https://www.shorebirder.com/2019/03/cts-next-15-birds-twelve-years-later.html

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/4/19 2:58 pm
From: Graham Montgomery via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Redpolls - Coventry Lake
Hi all, I had a flock of 6 Common Redpolls this morning along Edgewater
Drive, at Coventry Lake (in Coventry). It would probably be worth checking
feeders in the area to see if they stick around.

Best,

Graham Montgomery
Storrs, CT
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Date: 3/4/19 1:17 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How Rare are Inland Long-tailed Ducks?
Great analysis Steve.
And corroborated by this eBird map of all Long-tailed Ducks reported in and
near CT:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vU9_qFJdw1Stt16hlH-fWZkwRzpjkYCg/view?usp=sharing

Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT






On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 4:01 PM Stephen Broker via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> A beautifully plumaged drake Long-tailed Duck has been observed and
> photographed very well on the Connecticut River in Glastonbury from
> February 17 through yesterday. Sightings have been made from Glastonbury
> Meadows, Riverfront Park, and the Glastonbury Boathouse (Welles Street).
> Observers have commented that Long-tailed Ducks are rare inland. How rare
> are Long-tailed Ducks on Connecticut’s inland rivers and lakes in winter?
>
> The Connecticut Christmas Bird Counts give an incomplete picture in
> response to this question, but here are the reports of Long-tailed Ducks on
> CT CBCs over the past 30 years:
>
> Northern CBCs:
> Barkhamsted - 12/27/2008 (Count Week); 12/22/2018 (2)
> Bristol - none
> Edwin Way Teale, Trail Wood - none
> Hartford - 12/18/2004 (1); 12/15/2007 (1)
> Litchfield Hills - 12/20/1992 (2); 12/19/1999 (Count Week); 12/16/2001
> (Count Week); 12/14/2003 (Count Week); 12/19/2010 (Count Week)
> Lakeville-Sharon - 12/20/1998 (2)
> Storrs - none
>
> Mid-State CBCs:
> Oxford - none
> Pawling.Hidden Valley - 1/1/2009 (1)
> Quinnipiac Valley - 12/17/2017 (3)
> Salmon River - 12/15/2013 (Count Week)
> Woodbury-Roxbury - 12/18/2004 (Count Week); 12/17/2016 (1); 12/16/2017 (1)
>
> Summary: A total of 14 Long-tailed Ducks have been reported on inland
> rivers or lakes on CT CBC Count Days with an additional 7 Count Week
> reports over the last 30 years of Connecticut Christmas Bird Counts.
> During the same time span, there have been more than 24,000 Long-tailed
> Ducks reported on Connecticut’s Coastal Christmas Bird Counts. The term
> ‘rare’ thus seems totally appropriate for inland Long-tailed Ducks in
> winter.
>
> Steve Broker
> Cheshire
>
>
>
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Date: 3/4/19 1:01 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] How Rare are Inland Long-tailed Ducks?
A beautifully plumaged drake Long-tailed Duck has been observed and photographed very well on the Connecticut River in Glastonbury from February 17 through yesterday. Sightings have been made from Glastonbury Meadows, Riverfront Park, and the Glastonbury Boathouse (Welles Street). Observers have commented that Long-tailed Ducks are rare inland. How rare are Long-tailed Ducks on Connecticut’s inland rivers and lakes in winter?

The Connecticut Christmas Bird Counts give an incomplete picture in response to this question, but here are the reports of Long-tailed Ducks on CT CBCs over the past 30 years:

Northern CBCs:
Barkhamsted - 12/27/2008 (Count Week); 12/22/2018 (2)
Bristol - none
Edwin Way Teale, Trail Wood - none
Hartford - 12/18/2004 (1); 12/15/2007 (1)
Litchfield Hills - 12/20/1992 (2); 12/19/1999 (Count Week); 12/16/2001 (Count Week); 12/14/2003 (Count Week); 12/19/2010 (Count Week)
Lakeville-Sharon - 12/20/1998 (2)
Storrs - none

Mid-State CBCs:
Oxford - none
Pawling.Hidden Valley - 1/1/2009 (1)
Quinnipiac Valley - 12/17/2017 (3)
Salmon River - 12/15/2013 (Count Week)
Woodbury-Roxbury - 12/18/2004 (Count Week); 12/17/2016 (1); 12/16/2017 (1)

Summary: A total of 14 Long-tailed Ducks have been reported on inland rivers or lakes on CT CBC Count Days with an additional 7 Count Week reports over the last 30 years of Connecticut Christmas Bird Counts. During the same time span, there have been more than 24,000 Long-tailed Ducks reported on Connecticut’s Coastal Christmas Bird Counts. The term ‘rare’ thus seems totally appropriate for inland Long-tailed Ducks in winter.

Steve Broker
Cheshire





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Date: 3/4/19 11:21 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach- madison
Iceland gull confirmed. Also, I was treated to a flight of all the Bonaparte’s gulls. It was amazing bc they flew a lot like the smaller shore birds do, doing patterns all together.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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> On Mar 4, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Monica Nichols <manichols1993...> wrote:
>
> Currently at shell beach off meigs point at Hammonassett
>
> Highlights:
> 3 purple Sandpipers
> About 50 Bonaparte’s gulls
> Possible iceland gull
> Ruddy turnstones, Dunlin and sanderlings
> Also had 4 snow Buntings fly by me at the west end.
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
>
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Date: 3/4/19 11:07 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach- madison
Currently at shell beach off meigs point at Hammonassett

Highlights:
3 purple Sandpipers
About 50 Bonaparte’s gulls
Possible iceland gull
Ruddy turnstones, Dunlin and sanderlings
Also had 4 snow Buntings fly by me at the west end.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/4/19 11:04 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit Thrush
The storm has brought a Hermit Thrush to my feeders this afternoon.  At this time of year, one wonders about the origin of such half-hardy species. I have no wintering Hermit Thrush habitat near me, but it is a bit early for a spring migrant.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 3/4/19 7:52 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Peregrine
10:15 am Spotted peregrine landing on top of railroad powerline tower right behind and slightly east of Martell's above field being remediated along Post Road.
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Date: 3/3/19 5:13 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury Cackling, Southbury Redheads
I just had a call from Russ Naylor.  He reported a Cackling Goose in Woodbury on the Pomperaug River.  He also reported three Redhead at Lake Zoar.  He said two have been there since Groundhog Day.  Now there is a third, and with one of them a female there is courting display.  He added that there were good photo opportunities for the courting display.


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Date: 3/3/19 3:52 pm
From: LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrine
https://flic.kr/p/24pTU5B

At Long Beach this afternoon a man went out of his way to ask me if I was interested in seeing an Osprey chowing down; he was not disappointed by what he was really seeing.

Dana Laird

Norwalk
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Date: 3/3/19 3:25 pm
From: Judy Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks
My son in Durham just reported that he has woodcocks calling and flying around in the snow behind his house.
Judy Moore
Woodbridge

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Date: 3/3/19 2:44 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Meigs Point Jetty, Purple Sandpiper, around noon
Hammonasset, Meigs Point, a lone Purple Sandpiper around noon, in the outermost bigger rock, but it flew off to parts unknown. A couple of common eider, raft of black duck, a lone female scaup. Lots of dunlin, turnstones and sanderlings along the Moraine Trail. Beautiful day to hobble about.

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Date: 3/3/19 1:22 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2019 04 Hamden Eagles ON EGGS
Hi Out There State St Hamden Eagle Fans. I just spent a half hour from 3:15
to 3:45 today (Sunday 3/3/19) in the cold at Proto Tires driveway watching
the new back nest. Daddy bird was sitting on eggs. It appears that the old
front nest is now abandoned especially since Mother and Daddy eagles have
been using some of its sticks. Also, there was a visitor. A fourth cycle
salt and pepper eagle, probably a male because it was smallish, was sitting
on the north nest branch singing like an immature. Daddy paid it no mind at
all. I suspect it was one of his triplets from the 2016 nesting and he knew
it well. That new nest has got to be twice the volume of the old nest. I am
not a big fan of the way they built it. It looks like it could slide down on
the south side. However, it has been through some mighty blows already this
winter. Keep a good thought. Regards, Mike Horn, Hamden, CT





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Date: 3/3/19 10:32 am
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White Memorial Pine Siskin Common Redpoll
On the New Haven Bird Club trip this morning there was a flock of Pine Siskin >15, Common Redpoll, three Bald Eagles, Brown Creeper, Tree Sparrow. Also the usual winter suspects.

Craig Repasz

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Date: 3/3/19 9:48 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian GW Teal continues
Eurasian GW Teal continues at Birdseye Boat Ramp, Stratford. We spent about an hour and a half waiting to see it. We were just about ready to give up and go eat lunch when a Northern Harrier flew in and flushed out the group of teal that were hiding in the reeds. Some nice birders waved us back (thank you so much) to signal it had appeared. Great views!

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 3/3/19 9:13 am
From: Christopher Mangels via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Recent birds of prey
This morning, an immature Bald eagle, soaring high but then descending to treetop level, Sweetcake Mountain vicinity, W side of Candlewood Lake.

On Friday afternoon (1 March), an adult Sharp-shinned hawk (distinctly smaller than the more usual Cooper’s hawks) perusing local backyards, same area.

Chris Mangels, New Fairfield

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Date: 3/3/19 8:53 am
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown Creeper in Hamden
3/3 11:30 a.m, Hamden: Brown Creeper foraging, seen from our window at Whitney Center. Earlier, on the water beyond the woods, there were at least 5 male Wood Ducks, 3 of them apparently paired with 3 females, 2 male Mallards, a male Hooded Merganser, 2 Canada Geese, and one Mute Swan.
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Date: 3/3/19 7:57 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset SP gulls
Adult Iceland, young Glaucous, and 13 Bonaparte’s off pebble beach of moraine trail.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 3/3/19 7:13 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Captain's Cove Iceland Gull
There is currently a first-cycle Kumlien's Iceland Gull swimming in the
cove just off of the docks, viewed from the overlook where the small
"shops" are.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 3/3/19 6:36 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe
March 3, 2019 New London Ocean Beach Park at 9:30am, one RED-NECKED GREBE on the east side of the beach feeding close to shore. Presumably the same bird recently reported in the area.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 3/3/19 4:06 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford REDHEAD 3/2
3/2 Stratford, Frash Pond - Male REDHEAD among 13 Canvasbacks. Thanks to Stefan Martin for the heads up.

Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/2/19 5:39 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull, Lighthouse Point
Thanks to Glenn for posting. I had a MEW GULL on the beach at Lighthouse
Point just before sunset this evening. It was with some 400 RBGUs that had
come in to roost after plankton feeding. The flock was soon flushed out to
the harbor by a beach walker. Still trying to figure out which subspecies
involved.

My very rough estimate was about 2,000 gulls plankton feeding in the
vicinity.

These plankton-feeding gull flocks can be incredibly ephemeral, so chasing
an individual is tricky at best.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/2/19 4:04 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Island Marsh Guilford
3/2/19 4:30pm Killdeer FOY, Great Blue Heron, Amer. Widgeon, No. Pintail, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Black Duck , Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Canada Goose, Red-winged Blackbird all seen from Shell Beach Rd. Tom Kelly Guilford
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Date: 3/2/19 2:47 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel
A Kestrel perched on wires this afternoon at the intersection of North Branford Road and Whirlwind Hill Road in Wallingford, not far from Kestrel sightng several days ago on wires at Northford Road and Cooke Road in Walllingford.
Marty MooreWallingfiord
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Date: 3/2/19 2:28 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull - Lighthouse Point
Nick Bonomo just found a Mew Gull at Lighthouse Point, which he believes to be the Common subspecies.On beach with Ring-billed Gulls.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 3/2/19 2:00 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford plankton feeding- Long Beach
A large flock of Gulls and mixed waterfowl forming off the main beach at
Long Beach currently. Collectively about 2k birds and growing. 2-2cy
Iceland Gulls were the highlight.

Stefan Martin
Stratford
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Date: 3/2/19 1:27 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Plankton-feeding begins-Long Beach
THANKS for everyone reporting numbers of GULLS, brant and other waterfowl
"surface feeding" ANYWHERE in Long Island Sound during the next three
months.

Please continue to report it here, on CTbirds, and/or by email to me at:
<robben99...>

We (a team of us, including Frank Mantlik) are trying to build-up a
composite picture of where and when this happens, and also what these birds
are eating (probably a combination of various plankton and maybe small
fish). Our results will be posted / published by mid-year, including any
contributions from you. Thank you!

Tom Robben




On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 6:36 PM Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:

> 3/1. Stratford, Long Beach -
>
> There was some plankton feeding going on offshore, 3pm, by gulls (600
> Herring & Ring-billed), Brant, and wide variety of ducks. The first I’ve
> witnessed this season. There were almost no birds along the beaches, as
> everything was offshore in a feeding frenzy.
>
>
> Frank Mantlik
>
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/2/19 12:42 pm
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Male Barrow’s Goldeneye
March 2nd. 3:38 pm
Barrow’s Goldeneye from Suffield side of the CT river. Right of the bridge.
With other common Goldeneyes.
Windsor Locks Canal trail.


Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT
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Date: 3/2/19 12:03 pm
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CORRECTION: Domestic Goose, NOT Greater White-fronted



Better view. Lacks black chest/belly, has white on sides of neck.



Jim Asmuth

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Date: 3/2/19 11:55 am
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Union pond, Manchester Greater White-fronted Goose



Seen now from Northwest Park observation platform. Pics to follow on ebird.



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Date: 3/2/19 7:11 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/2/19-Colchester deck- 9AM: flock of 21 Red-winged Blackbirds(adult and first year males) along with 6+ lingering Pine Siskins. Ernie
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Date: 3/1/19 3:43 pm
From: Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Merganser at Dunlap Lake, Darien
Male Common Merganser continues at Dunlap Lake, also known as Selleck's
Woods.

He has been there the last week, frequently swimming with Hooded Mergansers.

Jay Boll
Norwalk



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Date: 3/1/19 3:37 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plankton-feeding begins-Long Beach
3/1. Stratford, Long Beach -
There was some plankton feeding going on offshore, 3pm, by gulls (600 Herring & Ring-billed), Brant, and wide variety of ducks. The first I’ve witnessed this season. There were almost no birds along the beaches, as everything was offshore in a feeding frenzy.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/1/19 11:32 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding Ethics
I've gotten some reports of some fairly unethical birding behavior recently and I am passing along this notice that Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division will be posting to their Facebook page. Please people, keep the birds welfare in mind!


"KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
We have received numerous complaints about photographers pursuing and flushing a long eared owl. Unnecessary disturbance and stress depletes valuable winter energy reserves and harassing a state endangered species is illegal.

"The first essential element in bird photography is a sincere respect for the birds and their environment. In any conflict of interest, the well-being of the birds and their habitats must come before the ambitions of the photographer. "- Audubon's Guide to Ethical Bird Photography

To report illegal behavior, call Encon Dispatch at 860-424-3333.

More info on ethical birding here: http://mindfulbirding.org/ and here https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography "

Patrick



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Date: 3/1/19 11:18 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Green-winged Teal continues
3/1 - Eurasian GWTE continues at Birdseye boat ramp, Stratford
Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Date: 2/28/19 11:41 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain Ravens
Another one in a tree in the next yard, maybe they'll be nesting nearby this year.

Robert Jase <busterggi...>
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Date: 2/28/19 8:21 am
From: Edward Grzeda via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Geese - Sherwood Island, Westport
2 Snow Geese currently in grassy area west (right as you drive in) of big circle after entrance. Loosely associating with large group of Canadas.

Ed Grzeda
Fairfield

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Date: 2/28/19 6:14 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans
The three tundra swans are currently being seen off 2nd Lane in Wethersfield right at the intersection with Elm St.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott

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Date: 2/28/19 5:15 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LIS Gulls Project 2019
Dear Birders,
We are doing a study of GULLS feeding in Long Island Sound (LIS) waters
this Spring, focusing on February, March, April and May.

If you see large numbers of Gulls gathering in LIS, along the shore or
offshore, during February-May, please email me at <robben99...> and/or
publish your observations on this CTbirds site.

All gull species (and Brant) are of interest, including Ring-billed Gulls,
Bonaparte's Gulls, Little Gulls, etc.

At minimum we would like to know which species, how many, when, exactly
where, and any other behavioral notes you may have on the events.

Our accumulated results will be published in June.

Thank you,
Tom Robben
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Date: 2/27/19 6:22 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Pied -billed Grebe 2-26 19
It was brought to my attention that Selby's Pond rd is not on google maps, The grebe was seen from Bonds Dock, looking into Browns Marina , off Stratford Ave.Hope this helps.
Ed Haesche Guilford.
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Date: 2/27/19 5:32 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Rock Common Ravens - Phenology
West Rock Ridge (Woodbridge) Common Ravens - Summary of Observations for 2019:

Sunday, February 10 - the beginning of nest rebuilding (4 medium-sized sticks in place on the well hidden, inaccessible nest ledge).
Sunday, February 17 - The partially lined nest bowl is beginning to take shape with a nearly complete ring, but with rock ledge below it still partially in view.
Monday, February 25 (10:00 AM) - The female Common Raven seen in incubation, but nest contents unknown.
Tuesday, February 26 (9:40 AM) - 1 egg in the nest.
Wednesday, February 27 (9:39 AM) - 2 eggs in the nest.
Wednesday, February 27 (4:48 PM) - 3 eggs in the nest.

Thus, Egg #1 laid on 2/25 probably before 10:00 AM, Egg #2 laid on 2/26 before 9:39 AM, Egg #3 laid on 2/27 after 9:39 AM. Two or three more eggs (one a day) will be laid over the next 2-3 days, for a full clutch of 5 or 6 eggs.

Steve Broker
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Date: 2/27/19 5:05 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owls
From Robert Dixon - 2/27/19
I've been lucky enough to observe and photograph eight different day hunting / roosting Barred Owls this winter. Three of these I've observed multiple times. Today on my delivery route in Pawcatuck I was able to get some record shotswith my work camera of a Barred Owl eating (actually swallowing whole) a Red Squirrel. It was pretty cool.
A few pics can be seen on my ebird link and flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150023605@N08/with/32259407457/

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Date: 2/27/19 3:56 pm
From: Ronald Serianz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Glastonbury recommendations?
go to riverfront park there are tundra swans and long tail ducks in the area

> On February 27, 2019 at 10:26 AM Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...> mailto:<ctbirds...> > wrote:
>
>
> I may have a few hours to kill in the Glastonbury area tomorrow
> morning. Any recommendations? TIA
>
> Larry Crawford
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> Milford
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Date: 2/27/19 12:50 pm
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red breasted nuthatches in West Hartford
The rbnh's that flew in last fall have lingered through the winter. I had
no idea they would stick around, but I see one or two (possibly a pair?) at
my platform feeder and suet blocks every day. They are often with my
regular Carolina wrens. Wouldn't it be great if they stayed permanently?

Kat Kuckens, West Hartford
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Date: 2/27/19 12:28 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton High School
2/27/2019 @ 2:53-3:22 Wilton High School, Wilton CT.

Observed 2 ravens - showing signs of courting and nesting behavior - Seen
almost all day around building.

Between the time above - 2 raves, 3 American Crows, 2 Red-winged
blackbirds, 1 Bald Eagle, 3 Black Vultures, 2 Turkey Vultures, 2 Red-tailed
hawks, purple finch - heard calling flying north towards Allen's Meadow.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 2/27/19 12:15 pm
From: Martha Rice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Leucistic Mallard
2/27/19 at 7:30 a.m: Off of the Killam's Point Conference Center mixed
with flocks of Black ducks, Wigeon, and other Mallards.

I was unable to get a photo.

Martha Rice
Branford
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Date: 2/27/19 12:03 pm
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Influx of migrants
Corroborating evidence: there was a Chipping Sparrow this morning in a
large flock of juncos at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington.



On Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 9:18 AM Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> We seemed to have had a big influx of migrants come in last night to the
> middle of the state. My regular dog walk and my feeder have produced large
> numbers of Downys, huge flocks of juncos, big groups of white-throated
> sparrows seen previously only in small numbers all winter, a big flock of
> mallards and black ducks in Machimoodus SP plus hooded mer and ring-neck
> ducks in the ponds. Plus a few other treats like a red-breasted nuthatch
> and a very early chipping sparrow.
>
> Stuart Winquist, East Hampton
>
>
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Date: 2/27/19 11:30 am
From: William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] date correction re possible Snowy Owl siting in Litchfield
The morning of the predawn observation maybe Snowy was actually
2/25/2019.

Bill Moorhead
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Date: 2/27/19 11:15 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Niantic R.
Four bachelor Redhead ducks still hanging out in the upper Niantic after a long absence (probably just further south), swimming away from ~45 Greater Scaup. No sign of Canvasback since the sighting a couple of weeks ago.
Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 2/27/19 11:11 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
2/27 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, lowtide,
overcast, 23F-25F, marsh frozen over except further out.
On marsh further out:
17 American Black ducks, 7 Gadwalls, 1 Common Loon, 14 Mute Swans, 11
Buffleheads, 15 Brant, 2 Red breasted mergansers.
On grounds & feeders: 1 American Robin, 4 Mourning Doves, 2 Titmouse, 3
Chickadees, 4 Song Sparrows, , 1 White breasted Nuthatch, 1 Mockingbird, 1
White throated sparrow, 3 American Crows, 1 Common Grackle, 2 Carolina
Wrens.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 2/27/19 10:33 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL
2/27. 1:30pm - Stratford, Birdseye St boatramp- subject male continues, showing well, at mouth of wastewater plant creek along south side of parking lot.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 2/27/19 8:29 am
From: boll via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Geese at Sherwood Island
2 Snow Geese on Nature Center lawn as of 10:30 Wednesday.

Jay Boll
Norwalk, CT

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Date: 2/27/19 7:27 am
From: Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glastonbury recommendations?
I may have a few hours to kill in the Glastonbury area tomorrow
morning.  Any recommendations?  TIA

Larry Crawford

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Date: 2/27/19 6:53 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Influx of migrants, and plankton
Interesting report from S.Winquist, remembering that we are still in
February.

M.Lyman also reports a phytoplankton bloom (the base of the marine food
web, mostly diatoms) in early February, mainly in western Long Island
Sound, west of New Haven.

Spring is on the march.

Tom Robben, Glastonbury CT




On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 9:18 AM Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <
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> We seemed to have had a big influx of migrants come in last night to the
> middle of the state. My regular dog walk and my feeder have produced large
> numbers of Downys, huge flocks of juncos, big groups of white-throated
> sparrows seen previously only in small numbers all winter, a big flock of
> mallards and black ducks in Machimoodus SP plus hooded mer and ring-neck
> ducks in the ponds. Plus a few other treats like a red-breasted nuthatch
> and a very early chipping sparrow.
>
> Stuart Winquist, East Hampton
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 2/27/19 6:18 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Influx of migrants
We seemed to have had a big influx of migrants come in last night to the middle of the state. My regular dog walk and my feeder have produced large numbers of Downys, huge flocks of juncos, big groups of white-throated sparrows seen previously only in small numbers all winter, a big flock of mallards and black ducks in Machimoodus SP plus hooded mer and ring-neck ducks in the ponds. Plus a few other treats like a red-breasted nuthatch and a very early chipping sparrow.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton


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Date: 2/26/19 6:46 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Raven Phenology
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - West Rock Ridge, Woodbridge — The resident pair of Common Ravens, with one egg in the inaccessible cliff nest (9:40 AM).

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 2/26/19 5:30 pm
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CORRECTION: Eurasian “Teal” at Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford



Pics posted on ebird.



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Hebron







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Date: 2/26/19 1:05 pm
From: JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon at Birdseye Boat Ramp, Stratford



Present now, with four American Wigeon. Pics to follow on Ebird.



Jim Asmuth

Hebron







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Date: 2/26/19 12:53 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stephen Moss, Naturalist and Author - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my next guest from England, Stephen Moss, Naturalist and Author of
Mrs Moreau’s Warbler, How Birds got Their Names and much more. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk
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Date: 2/26/19 11:37 am
From: James Good via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow goose, Newtown
There is one snow goose with the flock of Canada geese on the ram pasture in the center of Newtown

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Date: 2/26/19 11:28 am
From: William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] possible Snowy Owl in northesatern Litchfield backyard
Yesterday (2/26), at ~4:45 AM, I went out the back door and flushed a
large raptor off the metal pole that we hang our feeders from (one of
these 6 ft high poles with goose neck curves at the top which is easy to
perch on).  It was dark except for a little light from one of the house
windows, and I could tell only that the raptor was as at least as large
as a Great Horned owl, and I caught a glimpse of an underwing that
looked all white.  I couldn't see enough to be certain even that it was
an owl, but I am guessing it must be -- I am reasonably  sure it was not
on the perch when it got dark the night before.  We have quite a lot of
vole activity in the yard, especially under the feeders.  I checked
again this morning at the same time, but no luck.

Bill Moorhead
Litchfield, CT 06759


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Date: 2/26/19 9:52 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pied- billed grebe
At marina , end of Selbys Pond rd Stratford
Ed Haesche Huolford
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Date: 2/25/19 2:19 pm
From: Michael Aurelia via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redheads continue @ Greenwich Harbor
Even with the wind today, two pair of Redheads continue @ Greenwich Harbor along with 60+ lesser scaup, a killdeer and an American coot.

M. Aurelia

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Date: 2/25/19 1:19 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] "blackbirds" in orange backyard
2/25 Orange
Major influx of Red winged blackbirds (23) and Common Grackles (19) with 3
Starlings today in my Orange yard.
Yesterday I had 2 Northern Flickers examining and excavating a dead pine
tree in the back.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 2/25/19 10:08 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Park, Westport- CLOSED
Just FYI all, Sherwood Island is locked up right now 1pm for some reason..
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Date: 2/25/19 9:56 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Raven Phenology
2/25/2019 - West Rock Ridge, Woodbridge, CT — The adult female Common Raven was seen in incubation in the inaccessible cliff nest and remained in the nest undisturbed. The adult male raven was in his sentinel tree out from the nest crevice, and he also remained in place. The raven nest was very incomplete on Sunday, February 17, my last visit to West Rock Ridge. Egg-laying thus is estimated to have begun by ca. February 22-24. The first opportunity for counting eggs in the nest will indicate when egg-laying began, as one egg per day is laid serially up to a maximum of 6 eggs. Also present: 2 adult Bald Eagles in close flight as they circled over Konold’s Pond. Three Eastern Bluebirds at ridge top, one feeding briefly on Baldwin Drive. Five Black Vultures flying NW over the ridge top. Extremely high winds at all times.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 2/24/19 12:55 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook feeders
An American Tree Sparrow with 2 Chipping Sparrows on the small seed feeder.
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Date: 2/24/19 9:58 am
From: Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury back yard
Darcy Thurrott- Brown creeper on apple tree trunk seen twice, and a
male/female pair of red breasted nuthatch on fresh suet in same apple tree
2/23/19
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Date: 2/24/19 9:25 am
From: Liz Love via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans Glastonbury
Three tundra swans seen at 12 pm north of boathouse near community center, commingled with canada geese.  Beautiful!


Dorina and Elizabeth
East Hartford / Glastonbury
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Date: 2/24/19 8:01 am
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sterling Pine Siskins
From Robert Dixon2/24/19 - Sterling yard - PINE SISKINS (47) highest count of the season this morning at the feeders.Also continuing BROWN CREEPER at the suet feeder.
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Date: 2/24/19 4:57 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA Spring Bulletin
Dear COA members and CT birders,


The Amazon Binoculars Project is still seeking donated binoculars (or funds to help purchase binoculars) to give to children in the Amazon Basin. The goal is to help train the next generation of birders/naturalists to serve as guides for tourists, using ecotourism as an income source for indigenous peoples and thereby protecting the rainforest. It's a great program and has had tremendous success so far. It is supported by several international non-profits which are providing fresh water, solar power, and education to remote villages, along with the binoculars and training. A true win-win for ecology and people who love their land, and benefits us for habitat for migrating birds.


I'll be collecting any donated, used binoculars at the COA meeting in March if you have an old pair to donate. Scopes are welcome, also. And cash donations would be welcome, too!


For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/AmazonBinocularProject/?_ or email me with any questions.


Sarah Faulkner
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Date: 2/23/19 5:01 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital BOREAL CHICKADEE
Passing this along from the NJ listserv:

"A BOREAL CHICKADEE has been reported and photographed at the Merrill
Creek visitor Center [Washington, New Jersey]."

This bird is apparently visiting a feeder at the visitor center and is
easily approachable.

What makes this exceptionally cool is that those who visit this location
will have a chance to see THREE species of chickadee all coming to the
feeder (Boreal, Carolina, and Black-capped).

--
Jory Teltser; President of the CTYBC
Westport
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Date: 2/23/19 2:36 pm
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra swans Riverfront Park Glastonbury
Three tundra swans at Riverfront Park today between 4.15 and 5pm. They were mixing with a large group of Canada geese on the river to the right of the community house. They could easily be seen with binoculars but my scope gave a perfect view.

Also saw one long tailed duck swimming in front of the boat ramp and 18 common mergansers.

Gillian
Avon, CT

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Date: 2/23/19 12:42 pm
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ring-necks behind Whitney Center on 2/23 and many previous days
Several times since Feb. 4 there have been Ring-necked Ducks on the pond behind Whitney Center in Hamden. There were some today, and yesterday I counted 8 males and at least one female (there may have been 2). I haven’t checked for them every day, but wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been there many other times when there’s been a significant amount of open water.
Wood Ducks have also been there consistently, more males than females, and on 2/4 a Common Merganser flew in to join those species and some Mallards and Canada Geese. On 2/5 there was a Black Duck there as well.

Flo McBride, Hamden

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Date: 2/23/19 11:47 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Signs of Spring - Red-winged Blackbirds - Washington, CT
Doing Feederwatch this weekend  and just noted 10 female Red-winged Blackbirds in the area of my bird feeder here. A sign of Spring to me. Earlier in the week while at my PC I noted a Turkey Vulture fly by.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 2/23/19 8:56 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ring-necked Ducks
4 in pond ,Innovation Park 246Goose la. Guilford
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 2/23/19 8:49 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redpolls at UCONN in Storrs
David Mathieu found 3 Common Redpolls this morning in the HEEP site off Discovery Drive. Both Chris Elphick and I found them later this morning. My EBird checklist has exact coordinates on the birds’ location in the HEEP site.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 2/23/19 6:46 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London King Eider.
Continues at Ocean Beach park. At end of jetty and to the right of jetty. Nice views.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 2/23/19 6:39 am
From: LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pear Tree Point Darien
I made a quick trip over to Darien yesterday and saw the usual winter winged visitors; the tide was going out and I set up my scope and observed nine seals lounging on rocks offshore.

Dana
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