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6/18/18 7:32 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Frank Gallo book
6/17/18 4:39 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain at feeder today
6/17/18 1:54 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Immature bald eagles plus
6/17/18 1:33 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Silver Sands State Park, Milford, New Haven county, Jun 17, 2018
6/17/18 1:08 pm perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawks
6/17/18 10:49 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ragged Rock Creek - Old Saybrook, Jun 17, 2018 - Seaside and saltmarsh sparrow among others
6/17/18 10:35 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding the Northwest Corner: Advice
6/17/18 10:14 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherman/Wimisink - Virginia Rails
6/17/18 5:40 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Green Herons
6/16/18 6:39 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Eagle Triplets ready to fly in about 2 weeks
6/16/18 12:09 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Alder Flycatcher Ledyard
6/16/18 10:28 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trout brook valley preserve- Easton
6/16/18 7:00 am A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wimisink Swamp, Gaylordsville
6/15/18 5:24 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] World Series of Birding Report: Documentary
6/15/18 5:17 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Monroe MISSISSIPPI KITE
6/15/18 3:13 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas
6/14/18 6:53 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Atlas - fuzzy gulls
6/14/18 6:45 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East river marsh complex
6/14/18 4:45 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] World Series of Birding Report: Documentary
6/14/18 3:15 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Atlas - fuzzy gulls
6/14/18 2:21 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Atlas - fuzzy gulls
6/14/18 8:38 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Royal Terns off Norwalk
6/14/18 6:13 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Royal Terns off Norwalk
6/13/18 5:48 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Terns off Norwalk
6/13/18 5:16 pm suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred owl—Roxbury yard
6/13/18 8:20 am Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Young Towhee
6/13/18 4:35 am Julie Hart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware Southington Cerulean turned into a Black Throated Blue
6/12/18 3:39 pm Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow Billed Cuckoo Stratford
6/12/18 3:30 pm Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hearing Aids
6/12/18 2:34 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware Southington Cerulean turned into a Black Throated Blue
6/12/18 2:33 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned, into a Black-throated Blue
6/12/18 1:28 pm James Bair via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned, into a Black-throated Blue
6/12/18 12:09 pm richard sharon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Indigo buntings
6/12/18 10:15 am richard sharon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cerulean Warbler
6/12/18 7:11 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bonnie Paton Moon, Paton’s Birders Haven Update
6/12/18 5:13 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Info on shrubland birds- New England Cottontail/Young Forest Newsletter
6/11/18 5:55 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cerulean Warbler pic
6/11/18 2:18 pm Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-breasted nuthatch - Wallingford backyard
6/11/18 10:56 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peregrines successful nesting Waterford
6/11/18 8:53 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cerulean
6/11/18 8:52 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cerulean Warbler
6/11/18 6:29 am Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Male Evening Grosbeak, West Hartford yard
6/11/18 5:14 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife | New-York Historical Society
6/11/18 4:53 am perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] The King/Clapper Rail Conundrum
6/11/18 3:43 am Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
6/10/18 10:20 pm Dotty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife | New-York Historical Society
6/10/18 7:03 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
6/10/18 6:12 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Lyme - followup to my earlier post - Salt Marsh Sparrow
6/10/18 5:39 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stony creek harbor Branford
6/10/18 5:00 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
6/10/18 4:59 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Lyme - Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows
6/10/18 4:27 pm Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
6/10/18 3:58 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The King/Clapper Rail Conundrum
6/10/18 1:36 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Link for yesterday's Hamden: Nesting mockingbirds; 7 nests in heronry
6/10/18 12:29 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
6/10/18 10:37 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Atlas Empids - Redding
6/10/18 6:06 am Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] King Rail
6/9/18 8:49 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden: Nesting mockingbirds; 7 nests in heronry
6/9/18 6:51 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Rail
6/9/18 6:46 pm Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Olive-sided Fly, Bridgewater
6/9/18 4:42 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Skimmer Pics
6/9/18 2:55 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Knots, Sandy Point, 6/9/18
6/8/18 4:34 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oops
6/8/18 1:56 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield
6/7/18 5:28 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Horned Grebe, etc. Stratford
6/7/18 5:09 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
6/7/18 2:13 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Of note in Westport
6/7/18 1:36 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A novel way to confirm hummingbird nesting
6/7/18 12:28 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jaeger and Black Tern Western Long Island Sound
6/7/18 6:02 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Knot at Milford Point
6/6/18 12:18 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartland -- atlasing (poaching?) today
6/6/18 9:48 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
6/6/18 6:42 am taryn w via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Apologies on nest
6/6/18 6:10 am taryn w via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Should Hawk Nestlings-Manchester
6/6/18 4:56 am Chris Mazzeo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow warbler at the rock pond at megs point Hammassett
6/5/18 12:40 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sheri Williamson on Hummingbirds - BirdCallsRadio
6/5/18 12:21 pm Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whip-poor-Wills
6/5/18 11:55 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Ravens - East Haven
6/5/18 11:25 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hairy Woodpeckers
6/5/18 7:49 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hair Woodpecker - now 2 Females
6/5/18 7:15 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Hairy Woodpeckers
6/5/18 7:03 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Unusual Hairy Woodpeckers
6/4/18 5:37 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo WF IBIS, SKIMMER, etc.
6/4/18 3:09 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
6/4/18 8:38 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Napatree Pt Curlew Sp
6/4/18 8:26 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Napatree Pt Curlew SA
6/4/18 7:46 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdcraft Hooded?
6/4/18 7:14 am Brian OToole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodcocks - Wilton, Allen’s Meadow
6/3/18 1:41 pm Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Question on observed behavior. Replies please.
6/3/18 9:39 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
6/3/18 6:23 am Dana Laird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital, Mind Blowing
6/3/18 6:17 am Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Killdeer nest under threat at Hillhouse High in New Haven
6/2/18 6:21 pm Tom de Boor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital, Mind Blowing
6/2/18 5:24 pm Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts
6/2/18 4:43 pm Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raptor Show
6/2/18 4:19 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Granby
6/2/18 2:13 pm Lisa White via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Paper Wasp Nest Under Bluebird Box - Advice Sought
6/2/18 2:08 pm Lisa White via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Paper Wasp Nest Under Bluebird Box - Advice Sought
6/2/18 2:07 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital, Mind Blowing
6/2/18 10:59 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island BTGrackle
6/2/18 10:47 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts and the CT Bird Atlas
6/2/18 6:45 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper continues in Napatree on June2
6/2/18 12:57 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Correcting the location of Curlew Sandpiper
6/1/18 7:13 pm Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eastern kingbirds at Barn Island WMA, Stonington
6/1/18 6:39 pm suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bobolinks
6/1/18 6:20 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Clinton, take 2
6/1/18 3:03 pm Debra Pachucki via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Lol
6/1/18 2:57 pm Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Lol
6/1/18 2:51 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lol
6/1/18 2:24 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No unusual shorbs- Sandy Pt
6/1/18 1:05 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced ibis, Clinton
6/1/18 11:19 am Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Upland Sandpipers - E. Hartford
6/1/18 11:12 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Interesting shorebird - GREENSHANK?
6/1/18 11:08 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Interesting shorebird - GREENSHANK?
6/1/18 9:00 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Thanks to Roy Harvey and CTbirds
6/1/18 8:49 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
6/1/18 8:32 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] GH Owl Bethany -- Calling "Late" Morning
6/1/18 8:16 am Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eBird and not
6/1/18 6:56 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GH Owl Bethany -- Calling "Late" Morning
6/1/18 6:49 am Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NYT article about a mega warbler fallout
6/1/18 6:04 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport BTGrackle
5/31/18 11:09 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thanks to Roy Harvey and CTbirds
5/31/18 4:50 pm Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chaney Preserve in Montville
5/31/18 3:41 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] HORNED GREBE, etc. Stratford
5/31/18 3:30 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HORNED GREBE, etc. Stratford
5/31/18 2:29 pm Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlarks
5/31/18 1:34 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Volunteers needed to assist with bird surveys at Aton Forest
5/31/18 1:31 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Volunteers needed to assist with bird surveys at Aton Forest
5/31/18 12:56 pm suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bobolinks
5/31/18 10:54 am Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Acadian Flycatcher
5/31/18 9:43 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ebird and directions
5/31/18 8:44 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Phalarope NO
5/31/18 8:31 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phalarope NO
5/31/18 8:13 am John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
5/31/18 7:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
5/31/18 6:15 am LARRY AKERS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
5/31/18 3:18 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SPAM on CTBirds
5/31/18 12:41 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (no subject)
5/30/18 9:08 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden, Waite St. bridge: heronry!!; WAVI nest; &c.
5/30/18 8:00 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
5/30/18 7:45 pm Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 6:49 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 6:03 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
5/30/18 5:45 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 5:40 pm Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-neck Phalarope
5/30/18 5:19 pm John via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Volunteers needed to assist with bird surveys at Aton Forest
5/30/18 5:07 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 5:04 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 4:49 pm Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 4:47 pm Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eBird
5/30/18 3:14 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thanks to all who responded
5/30/18 2:26 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Help with Baby Birds (Colebrook)
5/30/18 12:33 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope, Portland, 12:30-1; 30 pm, 5/30/18 yes
5/30/18 9:16 am john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope, Portland Fairgrounds
5/30/18 7:54 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RED-NECKED PHALAROPE - Yes
5/30/18 7:52 am C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chat
5/30/18 7:36 am Barbara DeRienzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping Plover at Kelsey Island (East Haven/Branford)
5/30/18 3:54 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope Continues at Portland Fairgrounds
5/30/18 3:45 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Times off on postings
5/30/18 3:22 am C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] location of fairgrounds in Portland
5/30/18 2:42 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Phalarope
5/29/18 8:16 pm W RUPP via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eBird Location for Portland Fairground Hotspot
5/29/18 7:47 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] location of fairgrounds in Portland
5/29/18 4:17 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Yes Phalarope
5/29/18 3:35 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Times on postings off by 3 hours
5/29/18 3:20 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Off Topic
5/29/18 3:17 pm Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yes Phalarope
5/29/18 3:09 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: MOWA (aka Mourning Warbler) Song
5/29/18 3:02 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sent too soon - Phalarope
5/29/18 2:59 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Upland Sandpiper
5/29/18 2:58 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope Yes as of 5:30 pm
5/29/18 2:58 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Correction David Toews Ph.D., Warbler Hybrids & Genomics - BirdCallsRadio
5/29/18 10:55 am C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phalarope
5/29/18 10:39 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] David Toews Ph.D., Warbler Hybrids & Genomics - BirdCallsRadio
5/29/18 7:57 am Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope YES
5/29/18 7:03 am Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning warbler
5/29/18 7:01 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mouring Warbler, Edgewood Park, New Haven
5/29/18 5:31 am Barbara Pokorny via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Salem Sandhill Crane
5/29/18 4:18 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope Continues Portland Fairgrounds
5/28/18 4:45 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] State St Hamden Eagles
5/28/18 4:25 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stafford
5/28/18 2:55 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland fairgrounds
5/28/18 2:39 pm Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland phalarope
5/28/18 2:08 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Upland Sandpiper
5/28/18 1:32 pm Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Portland phalarope
5/28/18 1:21 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland phalarope
5/28/18 12:36 pm Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Ravens - East Haven
5/28/18 12:18 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phalarope still
5/28/18 9:04 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Phalarope
5/28/18 8:45 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Barn Swallow Behavior
5/28/18 8:32 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avon: Bay-breasted and Cuckoos
5/28/18 7:38 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] continuing Red neck phalarope at Portland fairgrounds
5/28/18 6:42 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red neck phalarope at Portland fairgrounds
5/27/18 6:41 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Barn Swallow Behavior
5/27/18 1:28 pm Julie Keefer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown hairy woodpecker
5/27/18 1:08 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sterling yard - Clay-colored Sparrow
5/27/18 11:52 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Swallow Behavior
5/27/18 9:17 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield County Big Day Results
5/27/18 8:57 am Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] hummers - West Hartford
5/27/18 8:49 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield County Big Day Results
5/27/18 6:53 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital Red-necked Phalarope
5/27/18 5:16 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] openings for June 3rd pelagic trip from Gloucester MA
5/26/18 2:18 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barkhamsted: Atlasing along the Indian Council Caves Trail (Tunxis Trail)
5/26/18 2:04 pm MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kellogg/Osbornedale bird walk
5/26/18 12:00 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Highlights
5/26/18 8:16 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange Mississippi Kites
5/26/18 8:05 am richard sharon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock Break in
5/26/18 7:22 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Earsplitting bird call
5/26/18 6:03 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock Kentucky -YES
5/26/18 5:39 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Additional peeps arriving Milford point
5/26/18 5:35 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marginal Drive West Haven - Gray-cheeked Thrush
5/26/18 5:27 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peeps at Milford Point
5/26/18 4:38 am Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canton- hummingbird, veery
5/26/18 4:04 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Mourning
5/26/18 3:20 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Kentucky Yes
5/25/18 4:37 pm Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] we're rolling up our sleeves and need your help to save Pachaug Forest, scoping meeting on 5 June, Griswold
5/25/18 1:58 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock Mourning Warbler
5/25/18 11:13 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler in Preston
5/25/18 6:19 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
5/25/18 5:45 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Kentucky and Mourning
5/25/18 5:44 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Kentucky AND Mourning
5/24/18 5:42 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Recent Influx of Yellow-bellied Flycatchers
5/24/18 2:58 pm suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Roxbury/Bridgewater
5/24/18 12:05 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Highlights
5/24/18 10:45 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler at Bent of the River, Southbury
5/24/18 10:42 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher too
5/24/18 10:36 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ICELAND GULL -Pleasure Beach
5/24/18 10:24 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning still here Birdcraft
5/24/18 8:49 am Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Willard's Island slowing down
5/24/18 8:03 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdcraft Mourning Warbler
5/24/18 7:14 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HORNED GREBE Long Beach West
5/24/18 6:43 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Winter holdovers Cockenoe island
5/24/18 6:03 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport random Mourning Warbler
5/24/18 5:12 am Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Protecting Barn Swallows - Urgent!
5/24/18 4:21 am Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canton- wood thrush & great crested flycatcher
5/23/18 7:36 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Greenwich Chimney Swifts
5/23/18 5:43 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk
5/23/18 4:11 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt, Whimbrel
5/23/18 3:25 pm C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] River Road Kent
5/23/18 3:20 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Knot, Milford Pt
5/23/18 2:17 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 5/23 Milford Point
5/23/18 1:47 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
5/23/18 12:15 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
5/23/18 10:03 am Bruce Stevenson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Westport Nesting Ravens
5/23/18 9:19 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Nesting Ravens
5/23/18 9:10 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP, Madison
5/23/18 8:25 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Heron Farm Colebrook
5/23/18 6:33 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Birdchat family of lists is down
5/23/18 5:30 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
5/22/18 8:16 pm Ann Pelletier via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hairy woodpecker with yellowish feathers in middletown
5/22/18 6:03 pm perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Penwood SP Bloomfield/Simsbury
5/22/18 2:24 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Penwood SP Bloomfield/Simsbury
5/22/18 1:20 pm Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ellington & Windsor
5/22/18 1:03 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Gulls
5/22/18 9:32 am A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Point Mourning Warbler
5/22/18 9:12 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Black Tern & possible jaeger
5/22/18 8:54 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Women Birders Big Year - BirdCallsRadio
5/22/18 7:22 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallow Menage a Trois?
5/22/18 7:12 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Boat-tails and Purple Sandpipers
5/22/18 5:53 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdcraft
5/22/18 4:48 am Joe Zygala via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hairy woodpecker with yellowish feathers in middletown
5/21/18 9:14 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canada Warbler East Hartford
5/21/18 6:19 pm Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey talk with Dr. Paul Spitzer
5/21/18 6:12 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield
5/21/18 2:46 pm Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birds & storm damage
5/21/18 1:59 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury - Tanager Hill & Owen-Mortimer - 4 Hooded Warblers
5/21/18 1:53 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach- Madison
5/21/18 11:07 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby — not a rarity, but still interesting
5/21/18 10:44 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Big Day Results: Smashing Records and Blowing Minds
5/21/18 10:10 am Pat Barnett via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hairy woodpecker with yellowish feathers in middletown
5/21/18 9:28 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Gray-cheeked Thrush
5/21/18 9:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wooster Park Warblers!
5/21/18 9:14 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cedar Hill
5/21/18 8:53 am mdigiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Banner day at Hammonasset Willards Island
5/21/18 8:41 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point
5/21/18 8:21 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bay kind of day at Birdcraft
5/21/18 8:19 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Orange-crowned Warbler
5/21/18 8:06 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood is hot!! Mourning Warbler plus
5/21/18 6:27 am Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler in Hamden at 8:50 a.m. today (5/21)
5/20/18 5:50 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swainson's Thush
5/20/18 5:36 pm Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glastonbury - Sandhill Cranes and Laughing Gulls
5/20/18 5:30 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Eagles have TRIPLETS
5/20/18 5:17 pm Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] weather and warblers - Redstarts and Blackpolls
5/20/18 4:29 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
5/20/18 4:06 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NOT a Pectoral
5/20/18 4:04 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett- Madison
5/20/18 4:01 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waterford King Eider's +
5/20/18 3:30 pm Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield OSFL
5/20/18 12:31 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cedar Island Trail at Hammonasset
5/20/18 11:33 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point, 5/20/18
5/20/18 10:58 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point
5/20/18 10:58 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain
5/20/18 9:39 am Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis continues
5/20/18 9:36 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo
5/20/18 9:35 am Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Warblers at Willard's Island
5/20/18 9:24 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trowbridge
5/20/18 8:42 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Car Break in
5/20/18 8:27 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach State Park- Madison
5/20/18 5:27 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Heron Farm Colebrook Veery calling
5/20/18 3:51 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
5/20/18 3:05 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gray-cheeked Thrush @ East Rock Park, New Haven -last evening
5/20/18 2:41 am Cyrus Miller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (no subject)
5/20/18 2:24 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
5/19/18 11:51 pm mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (no subject)
5/19/18 7:49 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
5/19/18 3:46 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
5/19/18 12:42 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC trip to River Road, Kent tomorrow May 20 is cancelled
5/19/18 9:28 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt Ruff details
5/19/18 9:23 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruff at Milford Point
5/19/18 8:12 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] No luck with Kentucky
5/19/18 8:11 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Clinton
5/19/18 8:09 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No luck with Kentucky
5/19/18 7:56 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Mystic warblers
5/19/18 7:25 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mystic warblers
5/19/18 7:18 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Whimbrel
5/19/18 7:05 am suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] birds in my yard Roxbury
5/19/18 6:27 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] off topic - David Baade's funeral service
5/19/18 5:44 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SPAM WARNING - CTBirds List
 
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Date: 6/18/18 7:32 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Frank Gallo book
Daughter gave me a Father's Day present of Frank Gallo's CT Birding book.
Very impressive work and well worth having. It's a significant update from
the Noble Proctor book that came out some years ago.

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Date: 6/17/18 4:39 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain at feeder today

Finally - WB Nuthatch, foy!



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Date: 6/17/18 1:54 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Immature bald eagles plus
2 immature bald eagles, pair of scarlet tanagers, and yb sapsucker north side of Saugatuck reservoir trail.

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Date: 6/17/18 1:33 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Silver Sands State Park, Milford, New Haven county, Jun 17, 2018
​My ebird report from Silver Sands today. One of the killdeer​ I saw,
didn't appear well. It had remained in the same spot, in the roped off
area beach side of boardwalk , puffed up and with beak open. I didn't
venture into the roped off area but I hope it is okay.


Silver Sands State Park, Milford, New Haven county, Fairfield, Connecticut,
US
Jun 17, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: high tide, sunny, 85F; 2 piping plovers nesting in
enclosure; 3 does prancing through park
22 species

Mallard 1
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 3
Killdeer 2 1 flew over; 1 in sand in roped off area-sat puffed up
with beak open; hadn't moved from that spot after I returned 30 minutes
later.
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 4
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Common Grackle 7
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46617685

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Date: 6/17/18 1:08 pm
From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawks
Yesterday at 10:45 I heard and saw 2 Red-shoulders soaring above Graham Road, East Windsor, a half mile from the South Windsor line. Both very vocal. Last weekend at the same spot, one of them got chased by a local Red-tailed Hawk.

Michael Santner
Westfield, MA

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Date: 6/17/18 10:49 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ragged Rock Creek - Old Saybrook, Jun 17, 2018 - Seaside and saltmarsh sparrow among others
Located several Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows this morning along the CT river in Old Saybrook.Full ebird report is below.
Ragged Rock Creek - Old Saybrook US-CT (41.3052,-72.3558), Middlesex, Connecticut, US
Jun 17, 2018 6:24 AM - 9:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.714 mile(s)
Comments:    Block 100C
34 species

Canada Goose  25
Mute Swan  5
Mallard  12
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  6    Two occupied nests observed
Willet  5
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Willow Flycatcher  2
Warbling Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
Tree Swallow  3    Adults bringing food to nest hole. Young heard inside
Barn Swallow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Marsh Wren  12
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  7
Cedar Waxwing  7
Common Yellowthroat  4
Yellow Warbler  2
Saltmarsh Sparrow  2
Seaside Sparrow  4    Three bids in a group being very vocal and chatting a lot plus a 4th separate bird being very agitated/. Territorial
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  5

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Date: 6/17/18 10:35 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding the Northwest Corner: Advice
Hello all,

I am planning on birding up in the Northwest Corner of CT this Friday, and
am wondering if anyone is familiar with the Bear Mountain/Riga Lake area as
well as the Tunxis/People's State Forest area (basically the
Hartland/Barkhamsted area). I have only been to the latter once, so I don't
really know where to bird in those area. Any help with good places to bird
within those areas (I'm looking for all sorts of habitat, but specifically
spruce/hemlock/cedar groves, marshes, and grasslands) would be appreciated.
The more detail the better!

Thanks,
Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
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Date: 6/17/18 10:14 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherman/Wimisink - Virginia Rails

Interested to read your report of Virginia rails feeding in the mud at Wimisink yesterday - Russ Naylor was there earlier (doing the New Milford-Pawling SBC) and saw two adults plus 7 young. He also heard the sora which I have heard from time to time - I bird there frequently and on Friday heard what a thought to be a family of VA rails chattering (or was it red-winged blackbirds or common grackles chattering in the reeds?). I went there this morning just after 9, did not see but think I heard the rails. Also, from the south pond platform reached from the old boardwalk, were 20 to 30 wood duck, adults and families, including one female with tiny hatchlings. Strangely did not see any green herons, which are surely nesting there too.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford



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Date: 6/17/18 5:40 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Green Herons
I was in the plaza across from the Hampton Inn on old Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton and two Green Heron flew out of the little runoff pond. One landed on the power wires. Guess this isn’t that odd but struck me as funny place to see them. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 6/16/18 6:39 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Eagle Triplets ready to fly in about 2 weeks
Hi State St, Hamden Eagle Chick Triplet Fans. Tonight, Sat June16th, 2018, I
watched the 3 chicks for 2 hours from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. I had plenty of
company to help me. All 3 are in robust good health although the youngest
chick continues to look slightly smaller. All are well fed with extra fish
visible on the nest edge incase they get peckish. My guess is the first 2
will be in the air around July 1st and the little guy will be flying around
the fourth of July. Regards to all, Mike Horn, Hamden, CT





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Date: 6/16/18 12:09 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Alder Flycatcher Ledyard
A singing male Alder Flycatcher continues on Rose Hill in Ledyard. I was
unable to determine if a second bird was present. Still this is pretty far
south in CT for an Alder to set up territory. The male has been present
since 6/3/18. A pair of Willow Flycatchers are nesting nearby.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 6/16/18 10:28 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trout brook valley preserve- Easton
Birded with Jim Jacques this morning at Trout Brook in Easton.

Highlights:
5 blue winged warblers
Pileated Woodpecker
2 hairy woodpeckers
1 Field Sparrow
1 broadwinged Hawk
3 indigo Buntings
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 warbling Vireo

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 6/16/18 7:00 am
From: A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wimisink Swamp, Gaylordsville
6/15 9:50am 2 Virginia Rails feeding in mud area viewable from end of boardwalk. Also Willow Flycatcher, Marsh Wren, Green Heron


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Date: 6/15/18 5:24 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] World Series of Birding Report: Documentary
This was great. Thank you guys for sharing. I am pleased to hear that the
dulcet tones of Neutral Milk Hotel have spanned the generations. And that
you four kick-ass birders had such a great time.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:44 PM, Jory Teltser via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> About a month ago, Stefan Martin, Preston Lust, Will Schenck, and myself
> competed in the World Series of Birding in Cape May, New Jersey. While we
> didn't reach our goal in fundraising (though we raised over $1000!), we did
> place 3rd in Cape May county with 148 species. We had a blast!
>
> Rather than write up a report, I decided to put together a comedic movie
> documenting the weekend adventure. Be warned; we were surviving off of
> Monster, WaWa, and coffee, and were awake for 43hrs, so are behavior is a
> little bit, um, let's just say interesting.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqG1p5ppAwE
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Jory Teltser
> Westport
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Date: 6/15/18 5:17 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Monroe MISSISSIPPI KITE
6/15 This evening I received an email from Janet Holt, who at 5:30pm saw and photographed an adult MISSISSIPPI KITE flying fairly high over her Monroe home. It was heading east toward Shelton.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 6/15/18 3:13 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas
Hi everyone,
Hopefully everyone involved with the bird atlas is taking a look at the blog from time to time as we are using it to provide updates on the project and tips on ways to improve atlas data collection.  This week I wrote a series of posts relating to some of the problems that arise at block boundaries - since these cover some pretty important issues I thought I should highlight them here.  Specifically, they cover:
1. Cases when birds are seen in one block but are nesting in another,
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/06/14/block-boundary-problems-part-1/

2. The reason why it is REALLY important not to put data from multiple blocks into the same checklist and to pay close attention to where eBird locations/hotspots are relative to block boundaries,http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/06/15/block-boundary-problems-part-2/

3. And, the fact that, if you have a block that spans the state border, we only want data from the portion of the block that lies in Connecticut.
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/06/15/block-boundary-problems-part-3/

The first two posts are a little long, but it would very helpful if everyone could take a look at what they and make sure they are following the protocols correctly.
Next week I'll try to get back to some blog posts that are more directly about the birds!

Many thanks to everyone for contributing to the project.  We're drowning in data, but the more we get, the better the results will be ...
Chris
 Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT
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Date: 6/14/18 6:53 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Atlas - fuzzy gulls
I photographed Great Black-backed Gull on nest on rock just off shore at
Waterford Beach a few weeks ago. Haven't been back since, too many Atlas
Blocks to work! At Millstone Station we have (as usual) a number of Herring
Gull nests, some with chicks now, scattered on rooftops on site. Peregrine
chick looks close to fledging too. No evidence yet of additional chicks.
Nest is inaccessible.

Dave Provencher
Preston

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 6:15 PM Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> While it’s unusual to find gulls nesting on a large isolated rock
> offshore, we have seen this in the Norwalk Islands the last few years. We
> have seen at least two pairs of Great Black-backed Gulls on “not much of a
> nest” and then with newly hatched young this year, one pair on a rock and
> the other on an “aid to navigation” marking Norwalk Harbor. I guess they
> decided Goose Island was too overcrowded and chose to go it alone on East
> White Rocks or share the
> harbor marker “condo”with several Double-crested Cormorant pairs and their
> young.We have not seen this behavior with Herring Gulls yet.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 14, 2018, at 5:21 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > I was surprised this morning, while birding at the East River marsh
> complex
> > at the Madison/Guilford line to see some lumps on an offshore rock turn
> > into gull chicks. The rock was about 15 feet high by 20 feet wide and
> three
> > fairly large but still downy and flightless gulls were on the top. Also
> on
> > there with them was an adult Great Black-backed Gull. That strongly
> > suggested what species they were, and when they began to beg the adult by
> > touching its bill with theirs I think the ID was confirmed. A second
> adult
> > subsequently joined the group. There was no nest visible but they clearly
> > were born on that rock, since they couldn't fly, and and I'm pretty sure
> > they can't swim. Actually if they could, I'm sure they couldn't scramble
> up
> > the steep sides of the rock. Where was the nest? I have to assume the
> back
> > side of the rock had a ledge or some configuration that could hold a
> nest.
> >
> > I don't know how one might distinguish these from Herring Gulls if the
> > adults were not involved. It might be easy, but right now I don't know
> the
> > answer.
> >
> > Greg Hanisek
> > Waterbury
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Date: 6/14/18 6:45 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East river marsh complex
Hi,
Was wondering if anyone could tell me where the east river marsh complex is and how to get there.

Thanks

Monica Nichols

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Date: 6/14/18 4:45 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] World Series of Birding Report: Documentary
About a month ago, Stefan Martin, Preston Lust, Will Schenck, and myself
competed in the World Series of Birding in Cape May, New Jersey. While we
didn't reach our goal in fundraising (though we raised over $1000!), we did
place 3rd in Cape May county with 148 species. We had a blast!

Rather than write up a report, I decided to put together a comedic movie
documenting the weekend adventure. Be warned; we were surviving off of
Monster, WaWa, and coffee, and were awake for 43hrs, so are behavior is a
little bit, um, let's just say interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqG1p5ppAwE

Enjoy!

Jory Teltser
Westport
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Date: 6/14/18 3:15 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Atlas - fuzzy gulls
While it’s unusual to find gulls nesting on a large isolated rock offshore, we have seen this in the Norwalk Islands the last few years. We have seen at least two pairs of Great Black-backed Gulls on “not much of a nest” and then with newly hatched young this year, one pair on a rock and the other on an “aid to navigation” marking Norwalk Harbor. I guess they decided Goose Island was too overcrowded and chose to go it alone on East White Rocks or share the
harbor marker “condo”with several Double-crested Cormorant pairs and their young.We have not seen this behavior with Herring Gulls yet.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 14, 2018, at 5:21 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I was surprised this morning, while birding at the East River marsh complex
> at the Madison/Guilford line to see some lumps on an offshore rock turn
> into gull chicks. The rock was about 15 feet high by 20 feet wide and three
> fairly large but still downy and flightless gulls were on the top. Also on
> there with them was an adult Great Black-backed Gull. That strongly
> suggested what species they were, and when they began to beg the adult by
> touching its bill with theirs I think the ID was confirmed. A second adult
> subsequently joined the group. There was no nest visible but they clearly
> were born on that rock, since they couldn't fly, and and I'm pretty sure
> they can't swim. Actually if they could, I'm sure they couldn't scramble up
> the steep sides of the rock. Where was the nest? I have to assume the back
> side of the rock had a ledge or some configuration that could hold a nest.
>
> I don't know how one might distinguish these from Herring Gulls if the
> adults were not involved. It might be easy, but right now I don't know the
> answer.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 6/14/18 2:21 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Atlas - fuzzy gulls
I was surprised this morning, while birding at the East River marsh complex
at the Madison/Guilford line to see some lumps on an offshore rock turn
into gull chicks. The rock was about 15 feet high by 20 feet wide and three
fairly large but still downy and flightless gulls were on the top. Also on
there with them was an adult Great Black-backed Gull. That strongly
suggested what species they were, and when they began to beg the adult by
touching its bill with theirs I think the ID was confirmed. A second adult
subsequently joined the group. There was no nest visible but they clearly
were born on that rock, since they couldn't fly, and and I'm pretty sure
they can't swim. Actually if they could, I'm sure they couldn't scramble up
the steep sides of the rock. Where was the nest? I have to assume the back
side of the rock had a ledge or some configuration that could hold a nest.

I don't know how one might distinguish these from Herring Gulls if the
adults were not involved. It might be easy, but right now I don't know the
answer.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 6/14/18 8:38 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Royal Terns off Norwalk

Hi Capt. Ian,

Were you able to get any photos?

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk





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> On Jun 13, 2018, at 8:47 PM, Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> At 7pm in between the Norwalk Islands and Eaton’s Neck, I saw 2 Royal Terns flying west calling to each other.
>
> Capt. Ian Devlin
> East Norwalk, CT.
>
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Date: 6/14/18 6:13 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Royal Terns off Norwalk
Hi Capt. Ian,
Were you able to determine if the Terns were in CT or in NY waters?

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jun 13, 2018, at 8:47 PM, Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> At 7pm in between the Norwalk Islands and Eaton’s Neck, I saw 2 Royal Terns flying west calling to each other.
>
> Capt. Ian Devlin
> East Norwalk, CT.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/13/18 5:48 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Terns off Norwalk
At 7pm in between the Norwalk Islands and Eaton’s Neck, I saw 2 Royal Terns flying west calling to each other.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 6/13/18 5:16 pm
From: suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred owl—Roxbury yard
It’s been perched on my gutter of garage for over 1/2 hr tonight—been years since able to watch one this long..hear the pair calling all the time
Sue Fitch

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Date: 6/13/18 8:20 am
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Young Towhee
Saw immature Towhee begging for food from male parent a few feet from home feeder.
Pat Bailey
Sherman, CT


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Date: 6/13/18 4:35 am
From: Julie Hart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware Southington Cerulean turned into a Black Throated Blue
I also have high-end hearing loss and have a Songfinder. It not only helps with the high-pitched sounds, but also with figuring out the direction of sounds. It is so much easier to find the birds when you can tell direction and height. The Songfinder made it really easy for me to find singing Blackpolls in migration this spring.

Because my hearing in the human voice range is fine, audiologists have deterred me from hearing aids. The Songfinder has been a lifesaver. Hurray for grasshoppers and crickets, kinglets and waxwings, and those pesky Blackpolls!

-Julie

> On Jun 12, 2018, at 17:34, Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
>
> Not only can one be fooled by different species singing similar songs but at least in my case I often have trouble determining what direction the song is coming from!
>
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> Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/12/18 3:39 pm
From: Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow Billed Cuckoo Stratford
This morning a Yellow Billed Cuckoo hit a door by our entrance at work on Access Rd, Stratford <across from Frash Pond>. It's neck was broken. :(
It's in my freezer for now. I believe Audubon is taking it.

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Date: 6/12/18 3:30 pm
From: Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hearing Aids
Paul,

I have had digital hearing aids for over 15 years. The most wonderful thing about them is that my audiologist was able to make a special setting for my birding. I took her some old time sonograms of bird songs that I could not hear.... and she set the frequencies on the hearing aids using the sonograms. When I returned home and walked into my back yard..... the birdsong I could hear was absolutely amazing. I never knew what I was missing until that moment!!!

So if one already has hearing aids.... consider asking for a special setting for birding. Don’t be alarmed if you hear other things that you don’t want to hear.... like the chatter in a bar.... Just return to your normal setting.

Hope this is useful to someone else.

Carolyn Johns
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Date: 6/12/18 2:34 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware Southington Cerulean turned into a Black Throated Blue


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


Not only can one be fooled by different species singing similar songs but at least in my case I often have trouble determining what direction the song is coming from!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 6/12/18 2:33 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned, into a Black-throated Blue
As another (very) senior birder, I too have a hearing loss on the high
notes produced by some warblers and others. On the suggestion of Frank
Mantlik, I invested in a Songfinder device and I'm amazed at what I was
missing - in fact, I'm overwhelmed at times as it picks up crickets and
chipmunks as well as birds. It's not cheap at $750.00 but much cheaper than
a set of hearing aids for sure. Runs on a couple of AA batteries.

Paul Plotnick

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:28 PM, James Bair via CTBirds <
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> Here is my two cents. First of all, they do sound very similar. I always
> try to track down the singer to get a visual ID. Second, I used to hear a
> difference. When I was younger, I could hear the BTB's song as "chucky
> chucky cheese." It worked for me in the late eighties. In more recent
> times, though, the Black-Throated Blue song just sounds like "chuck chuck
> cheese." I no longer hear those even notes. My overall hearing is still OK,
> but those subtle high notes are out of my range now. Some of us hear things
> a little differently, and sometimes it might have to do with, uh,
> seniority, or at least, ears not as sensitive as when we were kids.
>
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Date: 6/12/18 1:28 pm
From: James Bair via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned, into a Black-throated Blue
Here is my two cents. First of all, they do sound very similar. I always
try to track down the singer to get a visual  ID. Second, I used to hear
a difference. When I was younger, I could hear the BTB's song as "chucky
chucky cheese." It worked for me in the late eighties. In more recent
times, though, the Black-Throated Blue song just sounds like "chuck
chuck cheese." I no longer hear those even notes. My overall hearing is
still OK, but those subtle high notes are out of my range now. Some of
us hear things a little differently, and sometimes it might have to do
with, uh, seniority, or at least, ears not as sensitive as when we were
kids.

Jim Bair

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Date: 6/12/18 12:09 pm
From: richard sharon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indigo buntings
Just at the Glastonbury bulky waste landfill, had two indigo buntings and a yellow warbler. Also, maybe 10-12 bank swallow burrows in the gravel bank in the “sweet spot” where the sand is nice. Hopefully they fledge the kids before the loader does them in.
Richard Sharon



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Date: 6/12/18 10:15 am
From: richard sharon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cerulean Warbler
Thanks to Ed for hooking us up with good tips on the Cerulean. We found it singing away at about 11 am today, (second try) at Hartman Park, 100 yards past outhouse at fork of orange and purple trail. Also got a worm eating and a yellow billed cuckoo as a bonus.
This a real nice park! Had lots of Redstarts, a Robin feeding hatchlings, RB Grosbeaks singing & several red eyed vireos.
Richard Sharon & Kris Treat



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Date: 6/12/18 7:11 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonnie Paton Moon, Paton’s Birders Haven Update


Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next Connecticut guest Bonnie Paton Moon on Paton’s Birders Haven update. http://birdcallsradio.com/ <http://birdcallsradio.com/>

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 6/12/18 5:13 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Info on shrubland birds- New England Cottontail/Young Forest Newsletter
In case anyone is interested
> Subject: New England Cottontail/Young Forest Newsletter
>
> Dear ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­CT Partner in Wildlife Conservation,
>
> The CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection in partnership with the Wildlife Management Institute is pleased to distribute the latest issue of the Young Forest Initiative Newsletter. The Young Forest team would like to share the story of the beautiful Boyd Woods Audubon Sanctuary, where young forest habitat has drawn nesting populations of struggling shrubland birds.
>
> If you know someone or an organization who might like to be included on the distribution list, or if you do not wish to receive future newsletters, please let me know.
>
> Thank you, and enjoy your summer!
> --Andrea
>
>
> Andrea Petrullo
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> CT DEEP, Wildlife Division
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> Marlborough, CT 06447
> P: 860.424.4165 |E: <Andrea.Petrullo...>
>
>
>
> www.ct.gov/deep
>
> Conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and environment;
> Ensuring a clean, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply.
>
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Date: 6/11/18 5:55 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cerulean Warbler pic
Today  Hartman Park , Gungy rd Lyme Ct.Singing fairly high in trees.Photos needed a little help.
Ed Haesche  Guilford
 
 
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yg8bmrE8LpVsE7LV7
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Date: 6/11/18 2:18 pm
From: Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-breasted nuthatch - Wallingford backyard
I heard and saw a red-breasted nuthatch in the cedar trees in my yard this
morning. It called numerous times, before flying to the west. I observed
it through my binoculars. Tom Baptist
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Date: 6/11/18 10:56 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrines successful nesting Waterford
For the first time since 2009 I believe, Peregrine Falcons have
successfully nested at Millstone Station in Waterford. Thanks to Susan
Gonzalez and the Environmental Group here at Millstone for obtaining photo
evidence (Well done guys), and to the Security Force for allowing
observation of the nest site in a sensitive area.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 6/11/18 8:53 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cerulean
Ed Haesche ,Guilford

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Date: 6/11/18 8:52 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cerulean Warbler
Hartman Park , Lyme.Past outhouse before orange-purple trail split.Single bird very vocal .

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Date: 6/11/18 6:29 am
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Male Evening Grosbeak, West Hartford yard
Yesterday I glimpsed a large yellow bird swoop across my very birdy
backyard. I raced outside and was able clearly id a Male
Evening Grosbeak. It seemed huge compared to the usual finches,
chickadees, wrens, nuthatches, etc. at my feeders.
What a treat, it's been decades since I've seen one.

Katherine Kuckens
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Date: 6/11/18 5:14 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife | New-York Historical Society
​Connecticut Audubon's Birdcraft​ Museum lent materials to the exhibit as
our founder Mabel Osgood Wright was the subject of one of the featured
exhibits and some of the Board members went down to see it together. It is
a small exhibit but I found it very compelling in telling this important
story of bird conservation. There's a lot to see in the NY Historical
Society beside this and I highly recommend a visit.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 1:20 AM Dotty via CTBirds <
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> Has anyone seen this exhibit?
>
> Dotty Young
> Branford
>
>
> http://m.nyhistory.org/exhibition/feathers-fashion-and-fight-wildlife
>
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Date: 6/11/18 4:53 am
From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] The King/Clapper Rail Conundrum
Roughly 40 years ago, I saw my first King and Clapper Rails, near the entrance to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, on Plum Island, in northeast Massachusetts. Excellent, fairly close view of them side-by-side. They then got busy trying to create hybrid rails!

Michael Santner
Westfield, MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>Sent: Jun 10, 2018 6:58 PM
>To: <ctbirds...>
>Subject: [CT Birds] The King/Clapper Rail Conundrum
>
>I did some further reading and learned the following: Male King and Clapper
>Rails make very similar "kek" calls as their mating call to attract females.
>The rate of making the calls tends to differ between the two species (they
>are felt to be distinct species, even though they interbreed where their
>ranges overlap), with the Clapper being faster (usually 4-5 keks/second) and
>the King being slower (2-3 keks/second). There is some variability though,
>so the distinction is not foolproof. But, a rapid kekking bird in a salt
>marsh is almost certainly a Clapper Rail and a slow kekking bird in a
>freshwater marsh is almost certainly a King Rail. Similarly, the grunt
>calls that both sexes make to communicate with one another in the marsh
>tends to be more rapid paced in the Clappers and slower in the Kings. The
>kek-burr call that I heard repeatedly in the Q marsh yesterday, that my
>limited knowledge and research suggested was unique to King Rails, is in
>fact a call that is made by females of both species. Apparently, they make
>this call when they've lost their mate and are trying to attract a new one.
>The call is indistinguishable between the two species. So, I will be
>reclassifying the bird we heard yesterday as King/Clapper Rail, species.
>Still a wonderful natural experience and it led to me learning something new
>about birds. Ours is a neverending learning experience!
>
>
>
>Chris Loscalzo,
>
>Woodbridge
>
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Date: 6/11/18 3:43 am
From: Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
Thank you so much Jack and Greg for your helpful and thoughtful answers. I
would say another of the things that makes birding so fun are the kind and
extremely knowledgeable people one meets who are willing to share their
expertise. My apologies also Jack for not checking your eBird list first
which answered my first question. I do think sonograms are helpful as
"auditory impressions" are inherently imprecise (at least mine!). I was
also almost fooled recently by a hybrid Brewster's Warbler singing a Blue
Winged Warbler song until it popped into view. Thanks again, Hugh Whelan

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 10:02 PM Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> wrote:

> The fact that the birds never follow the rules is something that I
> think makes birding so fun, and confusing at the same time. The habitat
> that I had heard this bird singing had some openings in the canopy due to
> large rocky ledges, so I thought Cerulean was possible. Another
> experienced birder from New Hampshire had told me if you hear that song
> from high up in the trees it favors Cerulean, rather than Black-throated
> Blue which sing from lower perches, and this bird was singing from high in
> a tree. Being on a mountain top was the only thing that favored
> Black-throated Blue, and made me second guess it. Like Greg was pointing
> out, hearing, seeing and learning the birds and their habits is the best
> way to know when something is just not right.
> To answer Hugh's questions, I did actually see the bird singing the
> song and recorded it. It's on my ebird list here:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46337437
> I don't think The Warbler Guide, and all the other birdsong guides are
> wrong. I must admit I thought the same thing when I first heard it and was
> adamant that it sounded identical to the Cerulean Warbler song I heard on
> my Birdpod (some of you may remember that old technology). They may have
> just been unaware of this alternate Black-throated Blue song when their
> guides were being published. I think it maybe, or may have started out as
> a regional difference. I had heard of it first in New Hampshire but was
> also reported in Vermont and Mass. Last year was the first I had heard of
> it in CT so I did some digging on Xeno-canto and found there are also some
> recordings from New York and Pennsylvania. The explosion of bird song
> recordings with the smart phones is probably going to help increase our
> awareness of where and when this alternate song is being sung. I always
> thought this might make an interesting research project for a budding
> ornithologist. I'm also amazed at how similar the spectrographs appear to
> the recordings from each species. I was also thinking of contacting Tom
> Stephenson and Scott Whittle in case they are planning a second edition,
> but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm also trying to get a better
> recording of it.
> If this may sound discouraging to any new birders, don't worry. We've
> all made identification mistakes along the way. It's just part of the
> learning process.
>
> Jack Swatt
>
> Wolcott
>
>
>
>
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Date: 6/10/18 10:20 pm
From: Dotty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife | New-York Historical Society
Has anyone seen this exhibit?

Dotty Young
Branford


http://m.nyhistory.org/exhibition/feathers-fashion-and-fight-wildlife


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Date: 6/10/18 7:03 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
   The fact that the birds never follow the rules is something that I think makes birding so fun, and confusing at the same time.  The habitat that I had heard this bird singing had some openings in the canopy due to large rocky ledges, so I thought Cerulean was possible.  Another experienced birder from New Hampshire had told me if you hear that song from high up in the trees it favors Cerulean, rather than Black-throated Blue which sing from lower perches, and this bird was singing from high in a tree.  Being on a mountain top was the only thing that favored Black-throated Blue, and made me second guess it.  Like Greg was pointing out, hearing, seeing and learning the birds and their habits is the best way to know when something is just not right.    To answer Hugh's questions, I did actually see the bird singing the song and recorded it.  It's on my ebird list here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46337437 I don't think The Warbler Guide, and all the other birdsong guides are wrong.  I must admit I thought the same thing when I first heard it and was adamant that it sounded identical to the Cerulean Warbler song I heard on my Birdpod (some of you may remember that old technology).  They may have just been unaware of this alternate Black-throated Blue song when their guides were being published.  I think it maybe, or may have started out as a regional difference.  I had heard of it first in New Hampshire but was also reported in Vermont and Mass.  Last year was the first I had heard of it in CT so I did some digging on Xeno-canto and found there are also some recordings from New York and Pennsylvania.  The explosion of bird song recordings with the smart phones is probably going to help increase our awareness of where and when this alternate song is being sung. I always thought this might make an interesting research project for a budding ornithologist.  I'm also amazed at how similar the spectrographs appear to the recordings from each species.  I was also thinking of contacting Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle in case they are planning a second edition, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.  I'm also trying to get a better recording of it.   If this may sound discouraging to any new birders, don't worry.  We've all made identification mistakes along the way.  It's just part of the learning process.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott

 
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Date: 6/10/18 6:12 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Lyme - followup to my earlier post - Salt Marsh Sparrow
Below is the full ebird report.Photos included
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook

49–99 Smith Neck Rd, Old Lyme US-CT (41.2875,-72.3245), New London, Connecticut, US
Jun 10, 2018 11:20 AM - 1:54 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.578 mile(s)
Comments:    CT Bird Atlas Block 100C - North of Smith Neck Rd Boat Launch to Watch Rock,
26 species (+1 other taxa)

Mute Swan  1
Gadwall  2
Mallard  3
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Egret  8
Snowy Egret  6
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  16    More than 8 occupied nests
Willet  15    Lots of birds flying and doing display flight. Also chasing crows
Willet (Eastern)  9
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  3
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  8
Marsh Wren  10    Many birds singing ad doing courtship flight
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  7
Yellow Warbler  1
Saltmarsh Sparrow  3
Seaside Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  7
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  9
Common Grackle  5
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  3

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Date: 6/10/18 5:39 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stony creek harbor Branford
Took a 3pm boat ride of thimble islands with family, leaving from stony creek harbor in Branford & saw
2 cliff swallows ( first I've seen in CT) on harbor railing -1 holding white feather , a rock island with about 15 great black back gulls & some herring gulls, 4 DC cormorants, 8 ospreys ,
2 great egrets , 1 common tern diving, 2 oyster catchers on another rock island.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 6/10/18 5:00 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
This is a good discussion, and covers an area that especially interests me.
First I would say that the issue doesn't have to be cut so fine - B-t Blue
and Cerulean can sound very much alike - period. I learned that back in my
World Series of Birding days in NJ, when recordings of specific song types
of a given species were pretty much unavailable and unknown. One of my team
members, one of the best ear birders I've ever met, and I had some good
arguments until we straightened things out. I always cringe a little bit
when newer birders are IDing species with which they're not very familiar -
saying, "It sounded exactly like xyz recording." I've led 2 field trips
over the past week to Mohawk Mt., a great place to find and listen to a
nice array of breeding warblers. I would say that most species that we
heard multiple times seldom sounded "exactly" alike. Warblers throw in
enough variation before "song types" even come into play. That's why I
think it's maybe a bit of wishful thinking that you're going to winnow
things down to song types on a consistent basis.

These 2 birds occur in very different habitats, and when their habitats
abut, where they might at a place like River Road in Kent, they occupy
different niches. So a big part of IDing a bird by song is knowing when and
where a song you think you recognize is out of place - either by habitat or
by season. We always like to get a eye on every bird we hear, but it's not
going to happen. So you want to make the extra effort to see a bird when
you realize you're in the wrong place or at the wrong time. Jack reacted
that way, which was good birding.

So bottom line - keeping going out and listening. Hearing and seeing a lot
of known-ID birds is the best way to learn - far superior to tapes in more
or less of a vacuum. And please, if you hear an E Wood-Pewee in March,
remember Starings can do a spot-on imitation:)

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 7:26 PM, Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hi Jack,
> Thank you for your post. In full disclosure before I ask my questions I
> should note: (1) I recorded a "Cerulean A3 song" along Hurricane Brook Road
> north of East Hartland (far north CT) today but did not see the bird (and
> it is an "unrecorded" species there); (2) I also recorded Black Throated
> Blue Warbler songs there; and (3) I am a relatively new birder in my first
> year and generally defer to the wisdom of those most experienced.
>
> So my questions:
> (1) Did you actually see the BTBW sing the Cerulean A3 song and record it
> (i.e., did you record a sonogram and compare)? Or did you find a BTBW soon
> after hearing the Cerulean A3 song in a place where there are alos BTBW?
> (2) I am curious if you think The Warbler Guide is wrong? The app lists
> similar songs to the Cerulean A3 song, but none sound very similar to the
> A3 song (it only lists Northern Parula Type B1 and Blackburnian Type A)?
> (3) Have you contacted Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle to tell them you
> think a BTBW sings an exact copy of the CERW A3 song?
>
> I am just trying to learn and minimize my ID mistakes.
>
> Kind regards,
> Hugh Whelan
>
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 3:29 PM Jack Swatt via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > To add to Aaron Dollar's post about the King Rail/Clapper Rail mimicry,
> > this past week I was doing some altasing at the ridge line on top of
> > Compounce Mt in Southington, a place I regularly get Worm-eating
> Warblers,
> > Prairie Warblers and occasional Hoodeds. I heard a Cerulean song and was
> > hopeful to add this species to the census. The song is one that is
> > frequently sung by Black-throated Blue Warblers up north (Cerulean A3
> song
> > in The Warbler Guide) so I tracked it down and sure enough, it was a
> > Black-throated Blue singing it. I'll still take a BTBlue in Southington
> as
> > this seems outside it's normal range, but it serves as added warning
> about
> > identification by song alone. Sometimes you have to see the bird to get
> a
> > correct ID.
> > Jack Swatt
> > Wolcott
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Date: 6/10/18 4:59 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Lyme - Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows

We paddled north from the Smith Neck. Boat launch and found three Saltmarsh and one Seaside Sparrow at the north end of a great Island today around 1:00.
Jim and Jan Sherwonit Old Saybrook 

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Date: 6/10/18 4:27 pm
From: Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
Hi Jack,
Thank you for your post. In full disclosure before I ask my questions I
should note: (1) I recorded a "Cerulean A3 song" along Hurricane Brook Road
north of East Hartland (far north CT) today but did not see the bird (and
it is an "unrecorded" species there); (2) I also recorded Black Throated
Blue Warbler songs there; and (3) I am a relatively new birder in my first
year and generally defer to the wisdom of those most experienced.

So my questions:
(1) Did you actually see the BTBW sing the Cerulean A3 song and record it
(i.e., did you record a sonogram and compare)? Or did you find a BTBW soon
after hearing the Cerulean A3 song in a place where there are alos BTBW?
(2) I am curious if you think The Warbler Guide is wrong? The app lists
similar songs to the Cerulean A3 song, but none sound very similar to the
A3 song (it only lists Northern Parula Type B1 and Blackburnian Type A)?
(3) Have you contacted Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle to tell them you
think a BTBW sings an exact copy of the CERW A3 song?

I am just trying to learn and minimize my ID mistakes.

Kind regards,
Hugh Whelan

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 3:29 PM Jack Swatt via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> To add to Aaron Dollar's post about the King Rail/Clapper Rail mimicry,
> this past week I was doing some altasing at the ridge line on top of
> Compounce Mt in Southington, a place I regularly get Worm-eating Warblers,
> Prairie Warblers and occasional Hoodeds. I heard a Cerulean song and was
> hopeful to add this species to the census. The song is one that is
> frequently sung by Black-throated Blue Warblers up north (Cerulean A3 song
> in The Warbler Guide) so I tracked it down and sure enough, it was a
> Black-throated Blue singing it. I'll still take a BTBlue in Southington as
> this seems outside it's normal range, but it serves as added warning about
> identification by song alone. Sometimes you have to see the bird to get a
> correct ID.
> Jack Swatt
> Wolcott
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Date: 6/10/18 3:58 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The King/Clapper Rail Conundrum
I did some further reading and learned the following: Male King and Clapper
Rails make very similar "kek" calls as their mating call to attract females.
The rate of making the calls tends to differ between the two species (they
are felt to be distinct species, even though they interbreed where their
ranges overlap), with the Clapper being faster (usually 4-5 keks/second) and
the King being slower (2-3 keks/second). There is some variability though,
so the distinction is not foolproof. But, a rapid kekking bird in a salt
marsh is almost certainly a Clapper Rail and a slow kekking bird in a
freshwater marsh is almost certainly a King Rail. Similarly, the grunt
calls that both sexes make to communicate with one another in the marsh
tends to be more rapid paced in the Clappers and slower in the Kings. The
kek-burr call that I heard repeatedly in the Q marsh yesterday, that my
limited knowledge and research suggested was unique to King Rails, is in
fact a call that is made by females of both species. Apparently, they make
this call when they've lost their mate and are trying to attract a new one.
The call is indistinguishable between the two species. So, I will be
reclassifying the bird we heard yesterday as King/Clapper Rail, species.
Still a wonderful natural experience and it led to me learning something new
about birds. Ours is a neverending learning experience!



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

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Date: 6/10/18 1:36 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Link for yesterday's Hamden: Nesting mockingbirds; 7 nests in heronry
(Sorry, yesterday I forgot to add that I'm Arthur Shippee)

Pictures and video of yesterday's report. I believe both these links should work for anyone, whether or not on FB.

Heronry pictures & video from yesterday, 6/9: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156438350739042.1073741920.525184041&type=1&l=d68bcf9741

Mockingbird carrying nesting material, Whitneyville Cemetery photos from 6/9: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156438306774042.1073741919.525184041&type=1&l=e1db9ed914

> On Jun 9, 2018, at 11:48 PM, Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hamden: good news for our summer bird count & breeding bird atlas. The Whitneyville Cemetery (Whitney Ave & Treadwell) is dependable for NOMO, and right off I found a bird carrying nesting material.
>
> The Upper Lake Whitney Heronry is thriving & growing. I counted 7 nests & 18 birds (clearly other adults involved; 12 chicks visible). It's hard to keep them all separate. Viewed from E end of bridge down almost to the speed bump. There has been remarkable growth here this year.
>
> Pictures & video posted on CT Audubon FB page. I'll send around links when I have them.
>
> Good night!
>>
>>
>> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
>> Jun 9, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> 3 species
>>
>> Great Blue Heron 18 I counted 7 nests today, 6 clearly with chicks. Visible from E end of the bridge down towards the speed bump, from left end of pines. A remarkable development here.
>> Osprey 1 Off towards the Mill River mouth, being chased by grackle or something. The nest seems empty.
>> Baltimore Oriole 1 Seen up in trees near heronry. There is a nest in the elm, but haven't seen direct evidence of bird in nest.
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46434889
>>
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> _______
>
> Whitneyville Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Jun 9, 2018 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
>
> Northern Mockingbird 3 Watched from west end. Heard a singing bird on the other side, towards the Treadwell / Whitney light.
>
> Saw two birds, quiet, around the W end, including one harvesting grass and flying into yew bushes with bittersweet at the W end, twice.
>
> Pictures posted on Connecticut Audubon FB picture site.
>
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Date: 6/10/18 12:29 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Listener beware. A Southington Cerulean turned into a Black-throated Blue
To add to Aaron Dollar's post about the King Rail/Clapper Rail mimicry, this past week I was doing some altasing at the ridge line on top of Compounce Mt in Southington, a place I regularly get Worm-eating Warblers, Prairie Warblers and occasional Hoodeds.  I heard a Cerulean song and was hopeful to add this species to the census.  The song is one that is frequently sung by Black-throated Blue Warblers up north (Cerulean A3 song in The Warbler Guide) so I tracked it down and sure enough, it was a Black-throated Blue singing it.  I'll still take a BTBlue in Southington as this seems outside it's normal range, but it serves as added warning about identification by song alone.  Sometimes you have to see the bird to get a correct ID.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 6/10/18 10:37 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Atlas Empids - Redding
Rachel Kennealy and I walked the Centennial Watershed Forest Trail
(starting from Easton at Poverty Hollow Road through Redding towards
Huntington State Park) this morning to census birds in block 92C. The
highlights were three species of Empidonax, with expected Willow at the
large marsh on Poverty Hollow Road (in Easton) joined by a single singing
Alder Flycatcher (recorded) at the same location and four Acadian
Flycatchers at two locations along the trail. I'm not sure whether the
Alder is a late migrant or is trying to nest, and I've only had Acadians in
this area at Trout Brook Preserve, so they were a nice surprise as well.
Icing on the cake was a family of Barred Owls with two newly fledged young
learning to fly.

Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT
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Date: 6/10/18 6:06 am
From: Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] King Rail
Hi Chris - about this time of year last year there was a "king rail" giving its call in East Haven heard by a number of birders (and recorded as well). Turns out, apparently, that Clapper Rails can also give the King Rail call - I think Nick Bonomo discovered this first hand after tracking down a "King" in his kayak in the QPac river a few years back, only to visually confirm it as a Clapper. So I think the take-away on brackish-water "king rails" around here is that visual confirmation is needed.


- Aaron Dollar, Killingworth
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Date: 6/9/18 8:49 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Nesting mockingbirds; 7 nests in heronry
Hamden: good news for our summer bird count & breeding bird atlas. The Whitneyville Cemetery (Whitney Ave & Treadwell) is dependable for NOMO, and right off I found a bird carrying nesting material.

The Upper Lake Whitney Heronry is thriving & growing. I counted 7 nests & 18 birds (clearly other adults involved; 12 chicks visible). It's hard to keep them all separate. Viewed from E end of bridge down almost to the speed bump. There has been remarkable growth here this year.

Pictures & video posted on CT Audubon FB page. I'll send around links when I have them.

Good night!
>
>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Jun 9, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 3 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 18 I counted 7 nests today, 6 clearly with chicks. Visible from E end of the bridge down towards the speed bump, from left end of pines. A remarkable development here.
> Osprey 1 Off towards the Mill River mouth, being chased by grackle or something. The nest seems empty.
> Baltimore Oriole 1 Seen up in trees near heronry. There is a nest in the elm, but haven't seen direct evidence of bird in nest.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46434889
>
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Whitneyville Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Jun 9, 2018 3:30 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Northern Mockingbird 3 Watched from west end. Heard a singing bird on the other side, towards the Treadwell / Whitney light.

Saw two birds, quiet, around the W end, including one harvesting grass and flying into yew bushes with bittersweet at the W end, twice.

Pictures posted on Connecticut Audubon FB picture site.

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Date: 6/9/18 6:51 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Rail
While birding by kayak in the Quinnipiac River late today for the New Haven
Summer Bird Count (and the CT Bird Atlas), we came upon what we are
confident was a King Rail calling repeatedly from within the marsh grass.
It was giving its "k-k-kerrr" call repeatedly. We were able to record it
with our iphone and placed the recording in our ebird report for the trip.
In the same area where the rail was calling there was a Least Bittern and a
Seaside Sparrow. (I've never been so unexcited to see a Least Bittern!).
We also saw a drake Green-winged Teal in the marsh, keeping company with a
Mallard pair. The location of the rail is accessible by boat only. For
those inclined to go look and listen for it, launch from the Sackett Point
Road boat launch and go south down the river. It will wind east and then
south again past the stores on Universal Drive. The river then turns west.
After about 200 yards, the river turns south again, but opposite it is a
tributary that heads north. The rail was calling from along that tributary.
Good luck if you go!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 6/9/18 6:46 pm
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Olive-sided Fly, Bridgewater
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Bridgewater, Clatter Valley Road, ordering a round at 8:20PM.
Jim Dugan & Jackie Eaton
New Milford
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Date: 6/9/18 4:42 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Skimmer Pics
Milford Pt. 6-7-18
Ed Haesche Guilford
 
 
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9JoBAtXBG7sqMKf99
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Date: 6/9/18 2:55 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knots, Sandy Point, 6/9/18
From Steve & Charla Spector, this morning (6/9/18) at Sandy Point, West Haven, during Summer Bird Count, 4 Red Knots (on Morse Point), one with a leg flag (could not read it) <charsjs...>
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Date: 6/8/18 4:34 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oops


Paul Desjardins
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Make that 2 Savannah Sparrows.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 6/8/18 1:56 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen at the Suffield Wildlife Management Area Savannah Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 6/7/18 5:28 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Grebe, etc. Stratford
June 7. Stratford, Long Beach/Long Beach West - During my Piping Plover/Least Tern survey today, I saw the continuing breeding-plumaged HORNED GREBE (eating another Pipefish), 2 COMMON LOONS, 2 BRANT, 5 GLOSSY IBIS, a hunting PEREGRINE FALCON, 4 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, and the remains of a dead SNOWY OWL (found by Stefan Martin). A live SNOWY OWL was apparently photographed there on May 23!  Yesterday others saw two late WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS.

Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 6/7/18 5:09 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon while chatting to my next door neighbor an American Kestrel flew over heading in the direction of the airport.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 6/7/18 2:13 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Of note in Westport
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- upon arriving at the park and driving near the west end of the model aircraft field parking area, I had a brief glance at what I surmised was an Eastern Meadowlark. It’s an unusual sighting at this time of year so I walked the field to be sure and relocated the Meadowlark. I never heard it vocalize and I spent a bit of time looking for any sign of a second bird in hopes of possible breeding.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 6/7/18 1:36 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A novel way to confirm hummingbird nesting
We were in Norfolk today, doing some birding for the CT Bird Atlas project.
After hiking the trails at Haystack Mountain State Park, we decided to have
lunch at a picnic table by the edge of the small pond there. While dining,
we observed a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird fly over to the cattail
stalks by the edge of the pond. She stuffed as much of the cattail seed
fluff as she could into her bill and then flew off into the woods with the
big ball of fluff in her bill. Species confirmed as nesting with code "CN"
carrying nesting material! What fun!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 6/7/18 12:28 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jaeger and Black Tern Western Long Island Sound
This morning around 9am off of Eaton’s Neck Long Island I saw a Jaeger (Pomarine maybe) and a Black Tern feeding on Sand Eels mixed with Laughing Gulls, Herring Gulls, Greater Black-backed Gulls, and Common Terns.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 6/7/18 6:02 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knot at Milford Point
6/7- 8:50am, Red Knot at far western edge of main sandbar at Milford Point
Bill Batsford
New Haven


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Date: 6/6/18 12:18 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartland -- atlasing (poaching?) today
Not "my" block, but one of my favorite birding sites, as well as the site of a point-count I conduct in connection with a long-term hemlock study.

My eBird list is below.

John
John Weeks

Hartland, Hurricane Brook Rd, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jun 6, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.6 mile(s)
Comments: Partly to mostly cloudy; temperature 58-61 F.
42 species

Great Blue Heron 1 At Emmons Pond. No heron nests present.
Turkey Vulture 1 Harassed by a Crow.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 S Singing Male
Hairy Woodpecker 2 A Agitated Behavior. The second, agitated bird was a male.
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 S Singing Male (all four birds)
Eastern Phoebe 1 H in Appropriate Habitat (near large barn on state-owned property)
Eastern Kingbird 1 H in Appropriate Habitat. At Emmons Pond.
Blue-headed Vireo 3 S Singing Male (all three)
Red-eyed Vireo 21 M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (all 21)
Blue Jay 3 H in Appropriate Habitat
American Crow 1 Chased the vulture.
Tree Swallow 1 H in Appropriate Habitat (feeding over Emmons Pond)
Barn Swallow 1 H in Appropriate Habitat (near state-owned barn)
Black-capped Chickadee 3 H in Appropriate Habitat
Tufted Titmouse 2 H in Appropriate Habitat
Veery 6 S Singing Male (all six)
Hermit Thrush 1 S Singing Male
Wood Thrush 2 S Singing Male
American Robin 2 S Singing Male (one of the two)
Gray Catbird 1 S Singing Male
Ovenbird 20 A Agitated Behavior (One pair was clearly upset by my presence)
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 S Singing Male
Black-and-white Warbler 6 S Singing Male (all six)
Common Yellowthroat 1 S Singing Male
American Redstart 4 S Singing Male (all four)
Magnolia Warbler 1 S Singing Male
Blackburnian Warbler 6 A Agitated Behavior (on part of one male); all six were singing.
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 S Singing Male (all three)
Black-throated Blue Warbler 5 S Singing Male (all five)
Pine Warbler 2 S Singing Male (both birds)
Black-throated Green Warbler 5 S Singing Male (all five)
Chipping Sparrow 1 Foraging on ground near cleared area close to buildings.
Dark-eyed Junco 2 A Agitated Behavior (one bird; both birds were singing males)
Song Sparrow 1 S Singing Male
Scarlet Tanager 3 S Singing Male (all three)
Northern Cardinal 1 S Singing Male
Baltimore Oriole 1 H in Appropriate Habitat (calling)
Purple Finch 2 S Singing Male. Second bird may have been a female, also singing. (Both heard, but not seen, in treetops.)
American Goldfinch 4 H in Appropriate Habitat

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Date: 6/6/18 9:48 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
Here is a post from up in VT about two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Scott Morrical <smorrica...>To: "<VTBIRD...>" <VTBIRD...>Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:48:36 AM EDTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Richville Pond, Shoreham Depot Rd, Shoreham
And they are still here as of 7:45 AM.
Scott Morrical

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> On Jun 6, 2018, at 6:31 AM, Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...> wrote:
>
> The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue at the reported location this morning 6/6.
>
> Stacy Robinson
> Port Henry, NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 5, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Ron Payne <rpayne72...> wrote:
>>
>> I know a lot of people know about this from their eBird alerts, but it's still a good idea to post rare bird sightings here as well.
>>
>> Two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were found this morning on Richville Pond off Shoreham Depot Rd, in Shoreham by Wesley Butler and were posted to eBird at this checklist:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S46322801
>>
>> Several birders also reported them throughout the day, and they were last seen as far as I know, at 7:30 PM by myself and others. It's important to note that the road sign for Shoreham Depot Rd. at the intersection with Richville Rd. is missing. It's a bit of a blind turn at the top of a hill. There is a parking area on the west side of the road. Best views of the birds were from the old covered rail bridge which you will find at the end of the trail off the parking lot. The bridge acted as a very effective blind to look at the birds from.
>>
>> Good luck if you go. I Hope they stick around.
>>
>> ---
>> Ron Payne
>> Middlebury, VT

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Date: 6/6/18 6:42 am
From: taryn w via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Apologies on nest
I'm realizing posting directions to nest violated rules.  I read them quickly and initially thought it was regarding owl nestlings and didn't consider for the hawk nest also.  And I can't figure out how to respond to a post directly.
Taryn
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Date: 6/6/18 6:10 am
From: taryn w via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Should Hawk Nestlings-Manchester
Nest with at least two nestlings on Spring Street in oak tree left of driveway of KinderCare daycare center.  In the oak that has fork midway up trunk and to the right of the right fork midway up. 
Taryn
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Date: 6/6/18 4:56 am
From: Chris Mazzeo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow warbler at the rock pond at megs point Hammassett
Hi i was at the rock pond at megs point park lot and saw male and female yellow warbler going through the bushes an the male had a worm in his beak. i thank the have a beast down there. Chris


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Date: 6/5/18 12:40 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sheri Williamson on Hummingbirds - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my conversation with guest Sheri Williamson on Hummingbirds as it’s this time of year.
https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
KymryGroup™




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Date: 6/5/18 12:21 pm
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-poor-Wills
It’s getting increasingly difficult to find these Whip-Poor-Wills, but Summer Hill Road in North Madison is a reliable spot. Last evening I had 3 calling near the little bridge with the new guard rails. ( 2.6 miles on Summer Hill Road north of Rt. 80 )

Michael DiGiorgio
154 Princess Drive
Madison, CT 06443
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Date: 6/5/18 11:55 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Ravens - East Haven
6/5 - 2:40 pm. An all time high of 4 Ravens flew over head at the condo.This time they were silent, but what a site.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven
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Date: 6/5/18 11:25 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hairy Woodpeckers
Thanks, Dave - it just struck me as very early for a fully-fledged independent Hairy (he did not appear to be with Mom), even thought the Atlas safe date is 4/25. Now, subsequent to my last post, a brown adult male arrived in addition to the two adult females, one of which is also brown - so perhaps they are an item. I did not notice the juvie as being brown so maybe I have two families in my yard. Have not seen him again.


Angela Dimmitt
New Milford



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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Hairy Woodpeckers


Angela many juvenile Hairys are red on the front of the crown (or forehead), so just an early fledging. I do love Hairy Woodpeckers! As for the darker female, could be diet related or tannin staining. I've seen several Hairy's with "off" white coloration over the years, including one black and butterscotch colored female at White Memorial 20 or more years ago. She was beautiful in her unusual garb.

Dave

Dave Provencher
Preston


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Sent: 2018-06-05 10:09:01 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Unusual Hairy Woodpeckers

June 5 - my yard: resident female hairy woodpecker - or perhaps another - this morning appears creamy-beige not white - tannin from nest tree perhaps? Also an apparent juvenile with a streaked red forehead but not the back of the crown - early fledgling or oddity?

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 10:41:28 -0400
From: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hair Woodpecker - now 2 Females

Since I posted recently, I just saw two adult female hairy woodpeckers on the feeders at the same time, a regular and the "brown" one! Quite a contrast.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford



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Date: 6/5/18 7:49 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hair Woodpecker - now 2 Females

Since I posted recently, I just saw two adult female hairy woodpeckers on the feeders at the same time, a regular and the "brown" one! Quite a contrast.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 6/5/18 7:15 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Hairy Woodpeckers
Angela many juvenile Hairys are red on the front of the crown (or forehead), so just an early fledging. I do love Hairy Woodpeckers! As for the darker female, could be diet related or tannin staining. I've seen several Hairy's with "off" white coloration over the years, including one black and butterscotch colored female at White Memorial 20 or more years ago. She was beautiful in her unusual garb.

Dave

Dave Provencher
Preston


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June 5 - my yard: resident female hairy woodpecker - or perhaps another - this morning appears creamy-beige not white - tannin from nest tree perhaps? Also an apparent juvenile with a streaked red forehead but not the back of the crown - early fledgling or oddity?

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 6/5/18 7:03 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Unusual Hairy Woodpeckers

June 5 - my yard: resident female hairy woodpecker - or perhaps another - this morning appears creamy-beige not white - tannin from nest tree perhaps? Also an apparent juvenile with a streaked red forehead but not the back of the crown - early fledgling or oddity?

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 6/4/18 5:37 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo WF IBIS, SKIMMER, etc.
6/4. Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park - 55 species highlighted by an adult WHITE-FACED IBIS among 16 Glossies feeding on grass field at west end, one adult BLACK SKIMMER on Cedar Beach, 3 MONK PARAKEETS opposite Swan Pond, Little Blue Heron, Bald Eagle.

Full eBird list here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46308996

Frank Mantlik
With two others

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Date: 6/4/18 3:09 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Westport- Cockenoe Island- (Access by boat only)- two pairs of nesting Piping Plovers, 3 Black Skimmers,2 newly fledged Killdeer, at least 5 newly fledged American Oystercatchers

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
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Date: 6/4/18 8:38 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Napatree Pt Curlew Sp


Paul Desjardins
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Steve, Jamie Meyers searched for it yesterday and came up empty.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 6/4/18 8:26 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Napatree Pt Curlew SA
From Steve Spector, 6/4/18, Any reports on Curlew Sandpiper at Napatree Pt in Rhode Island? <charsjs...>
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Date: 6/4/18 7:46 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Hooded?
I swear I'm hearing a Hooded Warbler singing here at Birdcraft by the pond. I guess a Maggie would make more sense with the date, but the tone and consistency seems a better fit for Hooded. No visual.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 6/4/18 7:14 am
From: Brian OToole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks - Wilton, Allen’s Meadow
Accidentally flushed a family of 5 Woodcocks from the swampy wooded area behind field 6 soccer field. Not sure if there were any breeding records for here so wanted to document it. Other than that pretty quiet.

Brian O’Toole
Danbury

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Date: 6/3/18 1:41 pm
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Question on observed behavior. Replies please.
I saw a chipping sparrow feeding two fledged English sparrows [or I suppose they could have been house finch fledglings].


Are either English sparrows or house finches parasitic like cow birds?


Bob Maleski

Ellington
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Date: 6/3/18 9:39 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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This morning at Northwest Park 2 hen Hooded Mergansers near the dead tree/marshy area near Rainbow Reservoir. No sign of nesting however.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 6/3/18 6:23 am
From: Dana Laird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital, Mind Blowing

That is quite thrilling, even though not seen in person. I liked the
"torpedo" birds and the single "one-winged" bird.
Dana

On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 05:06 PM, Roy Harvey via CTBirds wrote:

> I really can't wrap my mind around this eBird report from Quebec last
> week. I won't even give a quote as it is so far beyond what my
> imagination can encompass that I would sound absurd to myself. The
> pictures are kind of mind blowing too
>
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46117992
>
>
>
> Credit should go to Rob Woods on BirdChat for posting about it on that
> list.
>
>
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
>
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Date: 6/3/18 6:17 am
From: Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Killdeer nest under threat at Hillhouse High in New Haven
I could use advice. On a walk this morning with friends I discovered a Killdeer nest on the athletic fields at Hillhouse High. I was distressed to find that I n preparation for today’s track meet on those fields, the nest had been painted over with white chalk. There are 2 adults - one on/near the nest & another further away. I spoke to staff setting up the event and told them about the nest. They knew about it, but seemingly painted over it anyway. They were not interested or helpful until I approached a young man asking if I could mark where the nest is so people would steer clear if it. He gave me a field flag to mark the area & told me he would tell Parks & Rec at the school that they had painted over an active nest. I called DEEP & they are not interested in assisting.

If you have ideas regarding anything else I might do, please share.

Many thanks,
Robin Ladouceur




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Date: 6/2/18 6:21 pm
From: Tom de Boor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital, Mind Blowing
Thanks so much for sharing that, Roy--very heartening. I was starting to
wonder if there were anything close to that many *left* in the world
anymore. Just wow.

Tom de Boor
Northford, CT

On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 5:06 PM, Roy Harvey via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I really can't wrap my mind around this eBird report from Quebec last
> week. I won't even give a quote as it is so far beyond what my imagination
> can encompass that I would sound absurd to myself. The pictures are kind
> of mind blowing too
>
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46117992
>
>
>
> Credit should go to Rob Woods on BirdChat for posting about it on that
> list.
>
>
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
>
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Date: 6/2/18 5:24 pm
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts
Hello Birders!


There are numerous Connecticut birders who do not officially participate in Connecticut's Summer Bird Counts (SBAs). That does not mean you cannot help out while you are birding in various locations around the state.


Next weekend, June 9th-10th, for example, we will hold the Hartford Summer Bird Count. Should anyone be birding in the Station 43 area of South Windsor or at East Hartford's Rentschler Field (or what is left of it), where Upland Sandpipers have been reported, it would be most appreciated if you would send in your results to be included in the Count totals. Although these areas will be covered, birds can be seen at any time of day, and we do not want to miss a rarity like Least Bittern because it shows itself at a time when our official team is not there. Results may be sent to me at jaybrd <49...>


Thank you and good birding!


Jay Kaplan, Compiler
Hartford Summer Bird Coiunt
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Date: 6/2/18 4:43 pm
From: Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raptor Show
For anyone interested tomorrow Sunday June 3rd is the annual raptor day event at Green Chimneys located in Brewster, NY. Google the site for details. It's a great event with many birds and other informative info.

<Kevindoyle1969...>
New Milford, CT

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Date: 6/2/18 4:19 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen at East Granby Farms singing Brown Thrasher. Boy are they hard to find now. Only my second one all year!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 6/2/18 2:13 pm
From: Lisa White via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Paper Wasp Nest Under Bluebird Box - Advice Sought
Just to clarify. When I say “tape up the hole” in option 2 I am of course not referring to taping up the hole to the bluebird box, but rather taping up the crevice between the baffle and the pole so that the paper wasps cannot get back into their nest.

Thanks.

Lisa
Essex, CT

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> From: Lisa White via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: June 2, 2018 at 5:07:20 PM EDT
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Paper Wasp Nest Under Bluebird Box - Advice Sought
> Reply-To: Lisa White <madalynwhite...>
>
> Hi All —
>
> I noticed a small cluster of paper wasp cells inside my Eastern Bluebird box a few weeks ago and removed it. Eastern Bluebirds came, built a nest, laid 4 eggs and now mom is incubating. Just this morning, however, I’ve noticed that the paper wasps are now building a nest inside the baffle about 1 foot under the Eastern Bluebird box, slipping into a small crevice between the baffle and the pole it surrounds. I can see the paper wasp nest through the crevice, and it still looks to be rather small. There is a little bit of paper wasp traffic to and fro, but nothing bothering the Eastern Bluebird pair right now. I’m concerned tho, that this traffic will increase as the paper wasp nest gets built and completed, and more paper wasps come. I’m not sure what (if anything) to do. Some thoughts: 1. I can do nothing, 2. I can tape up the hole so they can’t get back into their nest but then I worry that the paper wasps will get agitated and/or mill around closer to the bluebird box itself and may start to try to build inside or on it, 3. When bluebird mom is not around, I can get wasp killer spray and stick a stream directly into the baffle crevice and take them all out. Any thoughts would be great appreciated. You can email me directly at <madalynwhite...>
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Lisa
> Essex, CT
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> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 6/2/18 2:08 pm
From: Lisa White via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Paper Wasp Nest Under Bluebird Box - Advice Sought
Hi All —

I noticed a small cluster of paper wasp cells inside my Eastern Bluebird box a few weeks ago and removed it. Eastern Bluebirds came, built a nest, laid 4 eggs and now mom is incubating. Just this morning, however, I’ve noticed that the paper wasps are now building a nest inside the baffle about 1 foot under the Eastern Bluebird box, slipping into a small crevice between the baffle and the pole it surrounds. I can see the paper wasp nest through the crevice, and it still looks to be rather small. There is a little bit of paper wasp traffic to and fro, but nothing bothering the Eastern Bluebird pair right now. I’m concerned tho, that this traffic will increase as the paper wasp nest gets built and completed, and more paper wasps come. I’m not sure what (if anything) to do. Some thoughts: 1. I can do nothing, 2. I can tape up the hole so they can’t get back into their nest but then I worry that the paper wasps will get agitated and/or mill around closer to the bluebird box itself and may start to try to build inside or on it, 3. When bluebird mom is not around, I can get wasp killer spray and stick a stream directly into the baffle crevice and take them all out. Any thoughts would be great appreciated. You can email me directly at <madalynwhite...>

Many thanks.

Lisa
Essex, CT

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Date: 6/2/18 2:07 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital, Mind Blowing
I really can't wrap my mind around this eBird report from Quebec last week. I won't even give a quote as it is so far beyond what my imagination can encompass that I would sound absurd to myself. The pictures are kind of mind blowing too


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46117992



Credit should go to Rob Woods on BirdChat for posting about it on that list.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 6/2/18 10:59 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island BTGrackle
Westport- Cockenoe Island (access by boat only)- We took a quick run out to the island to check on the nesting Piping Plovers just before the downpours and had 1 very vocal Boat-tailed Grackle on the east side of “the cove”. This was a first at Cockenoe Island for me. It was possibly the same single bird I had at Sherwood Island SP yesterday.

Tina Green
with AJ & Sue Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/2/18 10:47 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts and the CT Bird Atlas
Hi everyone,
With Connecticut's Summer Bird Count season starting tomorrow, I've written a short piece on how birders can contribute to both the SBCs and the CT Bird Atlas simultaneously.  You can find it on the atlas blog here:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/06/02/summer-bird-counts-and-the-atlas-project/

Remember too, that ANY time you find evidence of breeding birds while out and about, you can submit the data to the atlas project.  This is true whether you have been assigned a block or not - in fact, you don't even need to be an "official" atlas volunteer to contribute.  Details on how to submit data can be found here:http://ctbirdatlas.com/Surveys-Breeding-Season-Block-Visits.htm

And, if you are interested, we have regular pieces about the project on the blog, here:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/
Although we are still rolling out parts of the overall atlas project, we are also starting to post some of our early findings - so the blog is a good place to learn about what we're finding out about the state's birds.
Chris Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT
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Date: 6/2/18 6:45 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper continues in Napatree on June2
This bird (found by Carlos Pedro) continuing today Saturday just east of CT
in Napatree Point, Westerly, RI. Was foraging on the sandbar north of the
lagoon.
See RI listserv for ongoing details and eBird for photos and details. Has
beginning of some reddish plumage down the breast. Tom Robben.
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Date: 6/2/18 12:57 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Correcting the location of Curlew Sandpiper
There is/was a Curlew Sandpiper at Napatree Point in RI on June 1st. I
assume that is what was meant by "RH". Am trying to be consistent with
recent discussions here about giving accurate locations for finding good
birds.
Tom Robben

=======================
Wow! I should also mention that a CURLEW SANDPIPER was found today in RH
and a Ruff was seen a couple days ago on Cape Cod.
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Date: 6/1/18 7:13 pm
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eastern kingbirds at Barn Island WMA, Stonington
Tonight at Barn Island two eastern kingbirds seen alternating off one perch while flycatching on the wing.  Only a handful of shorebirds seen and heard due to the weather and visibility around a quarter mile.  Numerous veerys and I note that I counted dozens in Pachuag Forest this weekend so we're seeing veerys in good numbers once again this season.  Possible for bank swallows but I couldn't get a definitive look.  Abundant songbirds, it's a jungle out there.    
   
Brian Williams   
Griswold
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Date: 6/1/18 6:39 pm
From: suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobolinks
Nesting in field by old silo Dorothy Diebold Ln Roxbury..interesting they where only in that field..not across the street or further down the lane
Oriole and yellow warblers seen also

Sue Fitch

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Date: 6/1/18 6:20 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Clinton, take 2
Sorry all. Sent the first posting from the phone, and even though it shows as sent, it obviously did not go.


If anyone is still looking...


I noticed when driving by that the white-faced ibis is one of ten ibises in the marsh near the billboard at Hammock River; at the intersection of Route1 and the Causeway.


M Komara
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Date: 6/1/18 3:03 pm
From: Debra Pachucki via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lol
Seems to me that this group has a high proportion of MENSA folks..

~~ Debra

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 5:57 PM Larry Crawford via CTBirds <
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> Is this an example of Gallo's humor? :-)
>
>
> On 6/1/2018 5:50 PM, Frank Gallo via CTBirds wrote:
> >
> > Frank
> >
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Date: 6/1/18 2:57 pm
From: Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lol
Is this an example of Gallo's humor? :-)


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> Frank
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Date: 6/1/18 2:51 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lol


Frank
 
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Date: 6/1/18 2:24 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No unusual shorbs- Sandy Pt
From 3:10-5:15.

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Date: 6/1/18 1:05 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced ibis, Clinton

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Date: 6/1/18 11:19 am
From: Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Upland Sandpipers - E. Hartford
6/1 - E. Hartford at Rentschler Field. Today at 12:30 there were 3 Uplands in the field north of the helipad/wind sock (along Runway Rd). Yesterday while driving by I noticed 3 or 4. Although all fields along the road are mowed frequently, the large field on the other side of the runway doesn't appear to be cut so far.

Andrew Dasinger
Glastonbury

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Date: 6/1/18 11:12 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Interesting shorebird - GREENSHANK?
Wow! I should also mention that a CURLEW SANDPIPER was found today in RH
and a Ruff was seen a couple days ago on Cape Cod.

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> 6/1. I just 1:45 chatted with Plover/Tern researchers, Eva Holland and
> Rebecca Foster. They told me they saw a shorebird yesterday, 5/31 about
> 3pm, at SANDY POINT, West Haven that could fit the description of COMMON
> GREENSHANK. They said it was yellowlegs like, in flight WAS SLATE GRAY,
> showed White going up the back, and gave a call they didn’t recognize. No
> photos.
>
> There are no records in CT of this rare visitor from Europe and Asia, but
> one occurred last fall at Brigantine (Forsythe NWR) in New Jersey.
>
> Be on the lookout! And obtain photos if you see any unusual shorebirds.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
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Date: 6/1/18 11:08 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Interesting shorebird - GREENSHANK?
6/1. I just 1:45 chatted with Plover/Tern researchers, Eva Holland and Rebecca Foster. They told me they saw a shorebird yesterday, 5/31 about 3pm, at SANDY POINT, West Haven that could fit the description of COMMON GREENSHANK. They said it was yellowlegs like, in flight WAS SLATE GRAY, showed White going up the back, and gave a call they didn’t recognize. No photos.

There are no records in CT of this rare visitor from Europe and Asia, but one occurred last fall at Brigantine (Forsythe NWR) in New Jersey.

Be on the lookout! And obtain photos if you see any unusual shorebirds.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford


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Date: 6/1/18 9:00 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Thanks to Roy Harvey and CTbirds
Thanks Tom, but I think a few more things need to be said.

The most important contributors to CTBirds are the people who use it. You all have made it what it is, with only minimal poking and prodding by me.

It bothers me a bit when I get so much credit while others whose contributions are immeasurable seem to get relatively little. To pick one obvious example, Greg Hanisek is in his FIFTEENTH year of editing The Connecticut Warbler. Look back through old issues at the names of the COA board members- ten, twenty, even thirty years ago - and you will recognize many of the same names we are familiar with today, working for the birds and the community.

But it doesn't take being an old timer to make a difference. The breeding bird survey is one example where the breadth of the state's birding community is so important.


And since I already poked my head above the surface, let me plug joining the COA as well as any local birding group you may have nearby. As a COA member you get The Connecticut Warbler I mentioned above, as well as generally supporting this list and all the other COA activities. And local clubs are especially good for making contact with others in your area, and learning your local birding spots.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT


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From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: SendEmailTo CTbirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2018 2:09 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks to Roy Harvey and CTbirds

Please let me make 3 points about this:

1) I agree completely with everything Julian Hough said on May 31, in his
"Ebird and Directions" posting. And we need to use BOTH eBird AND our
CTbirds (this online listserv). One should not replace the other.

2) Connecticut has one of the most active and connected (an accidental
pun) and helpful birding communities anywhere in the world, imho. Partly
because of our active usage of CTbirds to share information, ideas, etc.

3) We owe ROY HARVEY a big vote of THANKS for his many years of running
and moderating this CTbirds listserv. And maintaining it as a civil and
useful place for birders to communicate and share. Roy quietly play​s​
a very central role in our community.

THANK YOU, ROY!!

tom robben, in glastonbury ct



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Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 12:42:37 -0400

From: "<jrhough1...>" <jrhough1...>

To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>

Subject: [CT Birds] Ebird and directions


I relate to both viewpoints here. In context of CT birding I agree that

technology and gps are going to continue to be the norm. I do not access

ebird to learn about "in the moment reports" or to learn of directions to a

bird I want to see, unless I am planning a trip.

It would be ideal for birders to post on the listserve directions, whether

they be Gps coordinates or basic directions, in addition to ebird.? I think

that is where the CT birds listserve is helpful - reports to the listserve

seem to alert birders more quickly than an ebird post, but I could be wrong

there??

One trend I have noticed is a lack of helpful directions in some posts,

e.g., Bird "x" at Sandy Pt. Sandy Pt is a big place when looking for a

small bird.

My suggestion, in addition to GPS coordinates would be to include helpful

onsite info (where appropriate and necessary)? that may help arriving

birders locate the right spot.

We are lucky that? birders in the state form what is a great birding

community and I for one appreciate all the people that take the time to

post timely info on their sightings.

Thanks and good birding,

Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 6/1/18 8:49 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
Interesting discussion.  Regarding locating birds, us old timers kept stacks of Hagstrom and Champion maps in the trunk of the car. If you mentioned just a street name or geographical feature and town, we could find it faster than you can say "Garmin".
Steve MayoBethany


From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>; ctBirds via <ctbirds...>; "<cwood022...>" <cwood022...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird

I agree Susanne.  I'm not into eBird or any of the sites and electronic devises others use other than this list.  All I need is books and the listserve.  It's always appreciated when people give good directions or locations that can be found using google maps or an atlas.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

      From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: ctBirds via <ctbirds...>; <cwood022...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:47 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird
 
In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.  Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 6/1/18 8:32 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] GH Owl Bethany -- Calling "Late" Morning
Dawg trumps birds. Life fact.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 9:56 AM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds<ctbirds...> wrote: I have 34 years of birding experience.   Well, actually, I only have about one year of experience, 34 times over.  There's so much to learn!  (For example, last month's posts about inland shorebirds, were fascinating.  I just never got out there, never knew.)
Today, at 0800 in fog but broad daylight, while dipping my toes into CT Bird Atlas work, I encountered a calling Great Horned Owl (GHOW, B Virginianus, Big Hoot Owl, Cat Owl, Virginia Owl, Ol' Bubo, Le Grand Duc Americain, etc.).   I've encountered plenty calling at dawn on CBCs, and have heard Barred Owls at all times of day.  I guess dawn and dusk calling is not rare, but have others experienced this with Great Horned Owls?  Do they call during the day?

A couple other observations:  Woods roads and trails are impassable in this neck of the woods, thanks to tornado activity.  Pine Warblers, once locally common around here, may now be tough to find.  All the White Pine groves are sheared off at the trunk level.  All the best woodlots look like the artillery barrage aftermath at Belleau Wood or Saipan.  And finally, trying to listen for birds while the ol' dog is panting (HUH-HUH-HUH-HUH!) is a mild aggravation.  Dog stays home next time.

Steve MayoBethany 


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Date: 6/1/18 8:16 am
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird and not
Right you are. There is room for both.
Susanne Shrader
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Date: 6/1/18 6:56 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GH Owl Bethany -- Calling "Late" Morning
I have 34 years of birding experience.   Well, actually, I only have about one year of experience, 34 times over.  There's so much to learn!  (For example, last month's posts about inland shorebirds, were fascinating.  I just never got out there, never knew.)
Today, at 0800 in fog but broad daylight, while dipping my toes into CT Bird Atlas work, I encountered a calling Great Horned Owl (GHOW, B Virginianus, Big Hoot Owl, Cat Owl, Virginia Owl, Ol' Bubo, Le Grand Duc Americain, etc.).   I've encountered plenty calling at dawn on CBCs, and have heard Barred Owls at all times of day.  I guess dawn and dusk calling is not rare, but have others experienced this with Great Horned Owls?  Do they call during the day?

A couple other observations:  Woods roads and trails are impassable in this neck of the woods, thanks to tornado activity.  Pine Warblers, once locally common around here, may now be tough to find.  All the White Pine groves are sheared off at the trunk level.  All the best woodlots look like the artillery barrage aftermath at Belleau Wood or Saipan.  And finally, trying to listen for birds while the ol' dog is panting (HUH-HUH-HUH-HUH!) is a mild aggravation.  Dog stays home next time.

Steve MayoBethany 


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Date: 6/1/18 6:49 am
From: Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NYT article about a mega warbler fallout
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/31/science/warblers-canada-migration.html
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Date: 6/1/18 6:04 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport BTGrackle
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- model airplane field- constantly calling male Boat-tailed Grackle,possibly two

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/31/18 11:09 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks to Roy Harvey and CTbirds
Please let me make 3 points about this:

1) I agree completely with everything Julian Hough said on May 31, in his
"Ebird and Directions" posting. And we need to use BOTH eBird AND our
CTbirds (this online listserv). One should not replace the other.

2) Connecticut has one of the most active and connected (an accidental
pun) and helpful birding communities anywhere in the world, imho. Partly
because of our active usage of CTbirds to share information, ideas, etc.

3) We owe ROY HARVEY a big vote of THANKS for his many years of running
and moderating this CTbirds listserv. And maintaining it as a civil and
useful place for birders to communicate and share. Roy quietly play
​s​
a very central role in our community.

THANK YOU, ROY!!

tom robben, in glastonbury ct


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Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 12:42:37 -0400
From: "<jrhough1...>" <jrhough1...>
To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ebird and directions

I relate to both viewpoints here. In context of CT birding I agree that
technology and gps are going to continue to be the norm. I do not access
ebird to learn about "in the moment reports" or to learn of directions to a
bird I want to see, unless I am planning a trip.
It would be ideal for birders to post on the listserve directions, whether
they be Gps coordinates or basic directions, in addition to ebird.? I think
that is where the CT birds listserve is helpful - reports to the listserve
seem to alert birders more quickly than an ebird post, but I could be wrong
there??
One trend I have noticed is a lack of helpful directions in some posts,
e.g., Bird "x" at Sandy Pt. Sandy Pt is a big place when looking for a
small bird.
My suggestion, in addition to GPS coordinates would be to include helpful
onsite info (where appropriate and necessary)? that may help arriving
birders locate the right spot.
We are lucky that? birders in the state form what is a great birding
community and I for one appreciate all the people that take the time to
post timely info on their sightings.
Thanks and good birding,
Julian HoughNew Haven
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Date: 5/31/18 4:50 pm
From: Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chaney Preserve in Montville
Chaney Preserve in Montville today had all of the nesters one would expect at this time of year plus a Hooded Warbler and many, many Worm-eating Warblers. What it did not have this year, compared to my eBird report from exactly a year ago tomorrow, were 5 Black-billed Cuckoos!!

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 5/31/18 3:41 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] HORNED GREBE, etc. Stratford
Twice in the past week I tried to get up to Long Beach for a little birding
and each time I ran into stalled traffic on I-95 and bailed out in disgust
in Norwalk. This situation in Fairfield County is getting intolerable.

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 6:29 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> 5/31. Stratford, Long Beach/Long Beach West: previously-reported
> breeding-plumage HORNED GREBE continues. Also one lingering BRANT, one
> WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, PEREGRINE, and two BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES (feeding on
> washed up Slipper shells).
>
> Another WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was in the shallow pool at intersection of
> Rt 113 and Access Rd (at light near FedEx Ground warehouse).
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/31/18 3:30 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HORNED GREBE, etc. Stratford
5/31. Stratford, Long Beach/Long Beach West: previously-reported breeding-plumage HORNED GREBE continues. Also one lingering BRANT, one WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, PEREGRINE, and two BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES (feeding on washed up Slipper shells).

Another WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was in the shallow pool at intersection of Rt 113 and Access Rd (at light near FedEx Ground warehouse).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 5/31/18 2:29 pm
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlarks
Cassidy Rd Southbury.

Eastern Meadowlark
2 Brown Thrasher
2 Bobolinks
I American Kestrel

Craig Repasz

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To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobolinks

Many Bobolinks at Happy Landings Brookfield CT Also yellow warblers,red winged blackbirds,song sparrows,barn swallows

Has anymore seen eastern meadowlark?

Sue Fitch

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Date: 5/31/18 1:34 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Volunteers needed to assist with bird surveys at Aton Forest
The correct email address for John Anderson is:
<johnanderson7440...>

Tina Green
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 31, 2018, at 4:31 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I will be helping with the upcoming Aton Forest bird surveys and I encourage anyone who can spend a morning in one of the most beautiful areas of our state to do so as well. As John mentioned, anyone can assist! You will be helping Aton Forest and the CT Bird Atlas also.
> After helping out, you can spend some time enjoying the birds and the view at Benedict Pond a few minutes down the road. This is one of my all time favorite birding locations and a spot to “feed your soul”!
> Contact John Anderson for questions.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 30, 2018, at 8:19 PM, John via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> We are looking for volunteers to help with the Aton Forest breeding bird surveys during the month of June. You don’t need to be an expert birder, as you will be working with one of our local experts Kateri Kosek. We need people who can hike a couple miles, keep time and take notes during the survey period. There are three routes which need to be surveyed every week for three weeks; only one route is run each day when weather permits; each route takes approximately 3 hours to complete and are about 2 km long. Surveys begin at first light, about 5 am. Beginners as well as experts are welcome. We have sleeping/living quarters for those who would like to come up the night before.
>>
>> We would like to thank Audubon Connecticut for once again awarding Aton Forest, Inc. an Important Bird Area Grant to conduct these Breeding Bird Surveys in northwestern Connecticut.
>>
>> Data will go into the eBird database and the Connecticut Bird Atlas. Aton Forest (AF) is an ecological research field station in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut.
>>
>> Anyone interested please contact John Anderson, Executive Director, Aton Forest, Inc. 270 N. Colebrook Road, Norfolk, CT 06058
>> Email: <contact...>
>> Cell Phone: 860-248-1053
>>
>> --
>> John Anderson
>> <johnanderson7440...>
>> www.atonforest.org
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/31/18 1:31 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Volunteers needed to assist with bird surveys at Aton Forest
I will be helping with the upcoming Aton Forest bird surveys and I encourage anyone who can spend a morning in one of the most beautiful areas of our state to do so as well. As John mentioned, anyone can assist! You will be helping Aton Forest and the CT Bird Atlas also.
After helping out, you can spend some time enjoying the birds and the view at Benedict Pond a few minutes down the road. This is one of my all time favorite birding locations and a spot to “feed your soul”!
Contact John Anderson for questions.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 30, 2018, at 8:19 PM, John via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> We are looking for volunteers to help with the Aton Forest breeding bird surveys during the month of June. You don’t need to be an expert birder, as you will be working with one of our local experts Kateri Kosek. We need people who can hike a couple miles, keep time and take notes during the survey period. There are three routes which need to be surveyed every week for three weeks; only one route is run each day when weather permits; each route takes approximately 3 hours to complete and are about 2 km long. Surveys begin at first light, about 5 am. Beginners as well as experts are welcome. We have sleeping/living quarters for those who would like to come up the night before.
>
> We would like to thank Audubon Connecticut for once again awarding Aton Forest, Inc. an Important Bird Area Grant to conduct these Breeding Bird Surveys in northwestern Connecticut.
>
> Data will go into the eBird database and the Connecticut Bird Atlas. Aton Forest (AF) is an ecological research field station in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut.
>
> Anyone interested please contact John Anderson, Executive Director, Aton Forest, Inc. 270 N. Colebrook Road, Norfolk, CT 06058
> Email: <contact...>
> Cell Phone: 860-248-1053
>
> --
> John Anderson
> <johnanderson7440...>
> www.atonforest.org
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/31/18 12:56 pm
From: suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobolinks
Many Bobolinks at Happy Landings Brookfield CT
Also yellow warblers,red winged blackbirds,song sparrows,barn swallows

Has anymore seen eastern meadowlark?

Sue Fitch

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Date: 5/31/18 10:54 am
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Acadian Flycatcher
This morning (Thursday) in Chatfield Hollow SP, Killingworth, with Alberta and Ernie Harris: Acadian Flycatcher ordering “pizz-a” from a Black Tupelo. Also found a 5-foot long Black Snake in the woods enjoying some sun.

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 5/31/18 9:43 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ebird and directions
I relate to both viewpoints here. In context of CT birding I agree that technology and gps are going to continue to be the norm. I do not access ebird to learn about "in the moment reports" or to learn of directions to a bird I want to see, unless I am planning a trip.
It would be ideal for birders to post on the listserve directions, whether they be Gps coordinates or basic directions, in addition to ebird.  I think that is where the CT birds listserve is helpful - reports to the listserve seem to alert birders more quickly than an ebird post, but I could be wrong there??
One trend I have noticed is a lack of helpful directions in some posts, e.g., Bird "x" at Sandy Pt. Sandy Pt is a big place when looking for a small bird.
My suggestion, in addition to GPS coordinates would be to include helpful onsite info (where appropriate and necessary)  that may help arriving birders locate the right spot.
We are lucky that  birders in the state form what is a great birding community and I for one appreciate all the people that take the time to post timely info on their sightings.
Thanks and good birding,
Julian HoughNew Haven


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Date: 5/31/18 8:44 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Phalarope NO
I've got to say it. "Too Late the Phalarope".
(With apologies to Alan Paton).

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Multiple observers have been here most of the morning. (Most recently Judy
> Moore has been here since 9:50 am)
> Paul SmithNew Haven11:30 am
>
>
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Date: 5/31/18 8:31 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phalarope NO
Multiple observers have been here most of the morning. (Most recently Judy Moore has been here since 9:50 am)
Paul SmithNew Haven11:30 am


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Date: 5/31/18 8:13 am
From: John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
I was there until 6:45am but she was not seen
--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 5/31/18, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
To: "LARRY AKERS" <raptors1972...>
Cc: "Frank Mantlik via CTBirds" <ctbirds...>
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:42 AM

Larry,
I have
heard of no reports, positive or negative. And there have
been no eBird reports through 8:55 this morning.

Frank Mantlik

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 31, 2018, at 9:14 AM, LARRY AKERS
<raptors1972...>
wrote:
>
> Any
sightings this morning (05-31)??
>
>> On May 30, 2018 at 10:59 PM Frank
Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
wrote:
>>
>>

>> Greetings,
>> Patience paid off this morning at
Portland Fairgrounds, as a few others and I were treated to
the female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE approaching as close as six
feet.  She was oblivious to us as she foraged in the
shallow rain pool. A few photos are here:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/
>>
>>
>>
>> Frank
Mantlik Stratford
>>
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Date: 5/31/18 7:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
Larry,
I have heard of no reports, positive or negative. And there have been no eBird reports through 8:55 this morning.

Frank Mantlik

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 31, 2018, at 9:14 AM, LARRY AKERS <raptors1972...> wrote:
>
> Any sightings this morning (05-31)??
>
>> On May 30, 2018 at 10:59 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Greetings,
>> Patience paid off this morning at Portland Fairgrounds, as a few others and I were treated to the female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE approaching as close as six feet. She was oblivious to us as she foraged in the shallow rain pool. A few photos are here:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/
>>
>>
>>
>> Frank Mantlik Stratford
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Date: 5/31/18 6:15 am
From: LARRY AKERS via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
Any sightings this morning (05-31)??

> On May 30, 2018 at 10:59 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Greetings,
> Patience paid off this morning at Portland Fairgrounds, as a few others and I were treated to the female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE approaching as close as six feet. She was oblivious to us as she foraged in the shallow rain pool. A few photos are here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/
>
>
>
> Frank Mantlik Stratford
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Date: 5/31/18 3:18 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SPAM on CTBirds
Recently, including overnight, we have had an increase in dangerous SPAM messages going out on the list.  I have just made a couple of small changes in the hope of stopping at least some of them, but the real answer is that everyone has to do their best to keep their own email account and computers secure.
One change I made should reject any message without a Subject.  Leaving off the Subject is easy to do, especially when in the field and in a hurry to report a hot bird, so try to keep that in mind.
The other change is to lower the number of recipients - addresses besides the list - that a message can have.  That went down from five to four total addresses in the To list.
If your message is rejected for such reasons please make the required change and resend it.
And finally, NEVER follow a link you can't trust, such as one in an email with no subject or other text.  It can be dangerous out there.
Good birding!
Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 5/31/18 12:41 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (no subject)
http://cover.attorneyfrederick.com

James Sherwonit

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Date: 5/30/18 9:08 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden, Waite St. bridge: heronry!!; WAVI nest; &c.
Hamden, Waite St. causeway bridge, today.

On the bridge: Oak, on S. side, Warbling Vireo singing on nest, easily seen from just W. of bridge. They regularly nest in this Oak. Elm, N. side. Saw a M. Baltimore Oriole in the Elm & Oak; saw two nests seemingly this year. One is tighter & better looking: nearer road, about height of wires.

Upper Lake Whitney Heronry. *Four* active nests! 5 chicks over 3 nests seen! This seems to be developing well, becoming a pretty significant site.

Of all, some pictures on eBird & other pictures & video on Facebook CT Audubon pages.

(I've had some lessened mobility this spring, otherwise I'd have given you more.)

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, May 30, 2018
> Date: May 30, 2018 at 11:30:23 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> May 30, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: I went for the heronry, and recorded others for particular reasons; I didn't try to find all. I have reduced mobility right now.
> 5 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 12 One adult fishing up near Mill R. mouth.
>
> There are 4 active nests now:
>
> Nest 1 (3rd year). 1 adult the whole time; 1 Juv. popped up. 2nd Adult came in
>
> Nests 2A & 2B. 2A to R., 2B to L & behind
> 2A: I think active last year. 2 juvenile & 2 adults, one the whole time.
> 2B: New this year: Adult in nest, seemed to be breaking twigs around nest.
>
>
> Nest 3: to R, this year. Adult & 2 chicks.

> Osprey 1 Flew around & landed on regular perch. The osprey platform looks bare & unused. I've not been by regularly this spring.

> Eastern Kingbird 1 Hawking insects up near Mill R. mouth. FOS

> Warbling Vireo 1 Bird singing in nest (don't know if this sexes bird). In Oak on S side of bridge, a regular WAVI nesting site. From W of bridge looking back, in upper center left of branches.

> Baltimore Oriole 1 Male was in Elm (regular place for nests) & a bit later Oak, although no action near nests.
>
> 2 nests seem from this year, both in Elm, on W side. Better one is closer to road, about height of wires. Other is more over water, about same height.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46174301
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 5/30/18 8:00 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope photos
Greetings,
Patience paid off this morning at Portland Fairgrounds, as a few others and I were treated to the female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE approaching as close as six feet.  She was oblivious to us as she foraged in the shallow rain pool. A few photos are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/



Frank Mantlik Stratford
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Date: 5/30/18 7:45 pm
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
People can do what they want. Absolutely! Googling Portland Fairgrounds
also gives the address. I would suggest if someone is vague next time the
best quick solution besides using ebird for the location would be to simply
“google it”. Glad the bird stuck around long enough for responses to a
physical address though!

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 8:07 PM Andrew Block <ablock22168...> wrote:

> Justin it's not limiting your knowledge. It's fine to use those things if
> you want but some people are happy to use what been always available. I'm
> always learning but don't need to use eBird or the other sites to learn.
> And it's wrong for people to just assume everyone uses them. Everyone has
> their own preferences.
>
> Andrew
>
> *Andrew v. F. Block*
> *Consulting Naturalist*
> 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=20+Hancock+Avenue,+Apt.+3+Yonkers,+Westchester+Co.,+New+York+10705&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=20+Hancock+Avenue,+Apt.+3+Yonkers,+Westchester+Co.,+New+York+10705&entry=gmail&source=g>
> -4629
> www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> *To:* Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
> *Cc:* ctBirds via <ctbirds...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:49 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [CT Birds] eBird
>
> Just trying to understand....but why would you want to limit your
> knowledge, power or understanding? Seems odd to not want to be fully
> equiped and educated.
>
> On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:47 PM Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without
> > consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.
> > Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.
> >
> > Susanne Shrader
> > <birdgirrl...>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)
> > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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Date: 5/30/18 6:49 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
The bigger issue with eBird, is that by using it your sighthings are
preserved for all time in the a secure, searchable international data base.
I would think most people would like their data to be part of a database
used for research and establishing range, seasonal trends etc.

Whatever you're using to keep track of what you've seen - notebooks,
spreadsheets, individual data programs - there is very little chance any of
it will be preserved when you're gone. Even if you leave it to a
responsible organization it likely will not end up in easily searchable
form. As I often say to contemporaries with a love of MLB, it will be like
when your mother threw away your baseball cards.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:46 PM, Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without
> consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.
> Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.
>
> Susanne Shrader
> <birdgirrl...>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/30/18 6:03 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
5/30 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, 63-68F, mid
tide, rising,
At 10am, female osprey was on nest, male on perch. They did some
housekeeping today, with some blue object visible on the nest. At 12:30, 2
intruder ospreys flew over, as both our male and female were on the nest.
The intruders were were chased off; then the female stayed on the perch
and male took over nest duty.
On marsh: 1 Yellow crowned night heron, 2 Snowy Egrets, 4 Tree Swallows
hawking insects over the marsh, 1 D. C. Cormorant fly by, 5 Mute swans and
several Brant far out.
On grounds: American Robins, 15 common Grackles, Starlings, 5 Mourning
doves, 2 Song sparrows, 3 red winged blackbirds, 3 Cardinals (2 Male, 1
female), 4 House finches (2 males, 1 female feeding a juvenile)
and a pair of Tree swallows in nest box.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 5/30/18 5:45 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
I've been birding for almost 30 years. I certainly understand the idea of
old style birding, pre-electronic era. Paper maps and word of mouth were
how we got there, and we often ended up struggling to find the place.
Nowadays, using gps to find a location is pretty much the norm for most
people and younger birders will always be using a screen to find a location
(and thank goodness there are young birders!) I have been through Portland
more times than I could count but had never been to the fairgrounds. I used
google maps and verbally entered "Portland Fairgrounds" and found the
location quite easily. The reality now is that nearly everyone who finds a
"good" bird will first report it using their phone. I do. The cell phone
has been a boon to birders in getting the word so quickly. I am just
thankful a birder who found a good bird got the word out at all. Often
didn't happen in the past. If you want explicit directions to a particular
bird, by all means ask. Most birders will oblige. But the reality is most
birders are not going to automatically post explicit driving directions to
locations that are generally known or easily locate-able by satnav or apps.
So if choose to not use gps, which you are free to do of course, you will
likely end up missing some birds over time.

Dave Provencher

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:49 PM, Justin Lawson via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Just trying to understand....but why would you want to limit your
> knowledge, power or understanding? Seems odd to not want to be fully
> equiped and educated.
>
> On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:47 PM Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without
> > consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.
> > Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.
> >
> > Susanne Shrader
> > <birdgirrl...>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)
> > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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> >
> --
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Date: 5/30/18 5:40 pm
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-neck Phalarope

Portland Fair Grounds
Red-neck Phalarope was showing well at 8 o’clock this evening.
Bird was in a wet area off the gravel road that goes to the right from the parking area. Walk along until you get to pole 33. A Gravel road goes left and is flooded. Bird was there up close.
Gary & Carol Lemmon

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Date: 5/30/18 5:19 pm
From: John via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Volunteers needed to assist with bird surveys at Aton Forest
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Aton Forest breeding bird surveys during the month of June. You don’t need to be an expert birder, as you will be working with one of our local experts Kateri Kosek. We need people who can hike a couple miles, keep time and take notes during the survey period. There are three routes which need to be surveyed every week for three weeks; only one route is run each day when weather permits; each route takes approximately 3 hours to complete and are about 2 km long. Surveys begin at first light, about 5 am. Beginners as well as experts are welcome. We have sleeping/living quarters for those who would like to come up the night before.

We would like to thank Audubon Connecticut for once again awarding Aton Forest, Inc. an Important Bird Area Grant to conduct these Breeding Bird Surveys in northwestern Connecticut.

Data will go into the eBird database and the Connecticut Bird Atlas. Aton Forest (AF) is an ecological research field station in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut.

Anyone interested please contact John Anderson, Executive Director, Aton Forest, Inc. 270 N. Colebrook Road, Norfolk, CT 06058
Email: <contact...>
Cell Phone: 860-248-1053

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<johnanderson7440...>
www.atonforest.org
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Date: 5/30/18 5:07 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
Justin it's not limiting your knowledge.  It's fine to use those things if you want but some people are happy to use what been always available.  I'm always learning but don't need to use eBird or the other sites to learn.  And it's wrong for people to just assume everyone uses them.  Everyone has their own preferences.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
Cc: ctBirds via <ctbirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird

Just trying to understand....but why would you want to limit your
knowledge, power or understanding? Seems odd to not want to be fully
equiped and educated.

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:47 PM Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without
> consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.
> Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.
>
> Susanne Shrader
> <birdgirrl...>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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Date: 5/30/18 5:04 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
I agree Susanne.  I'm not into eBird or any of the sites and electronic devises others use other than this list.  All I need is books and the listserve.  It's always appreciated when people give good directions or locations that can be found using google maps or an atlas.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: ctBirds via <ctbirds...>; <cwood022...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:47 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird

In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.  Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.

Susanne Shrader
<birdgirrl...>




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Date: 5/30/18 4:49 pm
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird
Just trying to understand....but why would you want to limit your
knowledge, power or understanding? Seems odd to not want to be fully
equiped and educated.

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:47 PM Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without
> consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us.
> Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.
>
> Susanne Shrader
> <birdgirrl...>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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Date: 5/30/18 4:47 pm
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird
In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us. Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp.

Susanne Shrader
<birdgirrl...>




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Date: 5/30/18 3:14 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks to all who responded
Thanks much to all who responded to my inquiry.  I was able to get one of the Upland Sandpipers and amazing looks at the phalarope.  At one point it came within 6 feet or so of me, totally uncaring.  Gorgeous birds.
Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
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Date: 5/30/18 2:26 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Help with Baby Birds (Colebrook)
I have a nest of Eastern Pheobes that fell from the eves of one of my
barns. The nest is intact on the ground but the fledgelings are scattered
about. I righted the nest and put the babies back into it. I am waiting to
see if I see one of the parents come back. I have been watching for about
an hour and although 2 pheobes have been around none has approached the
nest. How should I proceed?


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Date: 5/30/18 12:33 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope, Portland, 12:30-1; 30 pm, 5/30/18 yes
From Steve Spector, Portland Fairgrounds, continuing female breeding-plumaged Red-necked Phalarope, Portland, 12:30-1;30 pm, 5/30/18  <charsjs...>
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Date: 5/30/18 9:16 am
From: john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope, Portland Fairgrounds
May 30, 11:30 AM: Red-necked Phalarope in perfect light feeding in its rain puddle 25 feet from the small group present. By comparison, the lighting in the very same spot at 4 PM yesterday was just awful.

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Date: 5/30/18 7:54 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RED-NECKED PHALAROPE - Yes
5/30. Portland CT fairgrounds -Rt 17A- continuing female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE showed very well for a handful of birders about 11-11:30 am. At times she was out of sight for 30-40 minutes behind tall grasses. She’s faithful to the flooded dirt road which runs N-S through the middle of the wet grass/hay field.

Frank Mantlik
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Date: 5/30/18 7:52 am
From: C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chat
While Atlassing one of my blocks, came across a Yellow-breasted Chat. Directions on eBird, but please no playback. Thx

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Date: 5/30/18 7:36 am
From: Barbara DeRienzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping Plover at Kelsey Island (East Haven/Branford)
Single Plover walking along Kelsey Island beach. This is the first one I’ve seen in 10 years of kayaking the area. Also 6 Black Skimmers on nearby rocks.

Barb DeRienzo
East Haven

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Date: 5/30/18 3:54 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope Continues at Portland Fairgrounds
It’s not Too Late the Phalarope. The bold red-neck paddled right up to me to offer a good morning on Wednesday 30/May. Mark

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Date: 5/30/18 3:45 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Times off on postings
Sorry all. I guess the problem is on my end. Roy H and Glenn W see my last post as 6:35 pm, but I see 3:35 pm. Roy says it may be a time zone issue. I’ll look into solving this.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 5/30/18 3:22 am
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] location of fairgrounds in Portland
Just click on the map citation on any of the many eBird reports

Chris Wood
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> On May 29, 2018, at 10:46 PM, Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> It would be nice if someone would actually say at least what road the fairgrounds is on for those who don't know the area. I found Portland on Google but no fairgrounds. Usually when a bird is reported at least a road should be mentioned. Can someone please tell me the road. I was thinking of coming up.
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Date: 5/30/18 2:42 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Phalarope
The Phalarope is present at 5:40 AM.

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Watertown
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Date: 5/29/18 8:16 pm
From: W RUPP via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird Location for Portland Fairground Hotspot
eBird Location for Portland Fairground Hotspot:1348 Main St, Portland, CT 06480

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Date: 5/29/18 7:47 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] location of fairgrounds in Portland
It would be nice if someone would actually say at least what road the fairgrounds is on for those who don't know the area.  I found Portland on Google but no fairgrounds.  Usually when a bird is reported at least a road should be mentioned.  Can someone please tell me the road.  I was thinking of coming up.
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Date: 5/29/18 4:17 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Yes Phalarope
I got here at 6:30 and just missed seeing it then. At 7:05, it started feeding again in the open water where it had been seen before.
Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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> On May 29, 2018, at 6:16 PM, Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> 6:15 pm Red-necked Phalarope still here in water on muddy path to the northeast of parking lot of Portland Fairgrounds
>
> Carolyn Cimino with Linda Vegliante
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Date: 5/29/18 3:35 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Times on postings off by 3 hours
The times on these postings have been about 3 hours off for a while. A post that says, “the bird is here now,” without the time is misleading. You may think the bird was last seen 3 hours ago when it was just seen minutes earlier. Until this can be fixed, try to include the actual time to help everyone out. If someone already has mentioned this, ignore this and have a wonderful night.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 5/29/18 3:20 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Off Topic


Paul Desjardins
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The Wyoming Fish and Game Commission just authorized the killing of 22 Grizzly Bears so hunters can have a trophy. Whats next?

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Date: 5/29/18 3:17 pm
From: Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yes Phalarope
6:15 pm Red-necked Phalarope still here in water on muddy path to the northeast of parking lot of Portland Fairgrounds

Carolyn Cimino with Linda Vegliante
Waterford

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Date: 5/29/18 3:09 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: MOWA (aka Mourning Warbler) Song
Everyone,

Pretty much every time a Mourning Warbler is reported I get a reminder like the one below asking if anyone got any recordings of the bird's song. It would be great if anyone who gets a Mourning Warbler could take a moment to try to catch a recording and pass it along to Jay. A cell-phone recording is sufficient. Please try to help.


Thanks!

Roy


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----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:54 PM
Subject: MOWA



Roy,
Was anyone able to get a recording of the Mourning Warbler? I am studying songs of migrants to better understand their migratory movements. If you hear any more or could spread the word, that would be great. A SmartPhone recording is good enough for this project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
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Date: 5/29/18 3:02 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sent too soon - Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope 4:15-5:30 pm at Portland Fairgrounds. Seen from trail closest to CT River. Still in flooded cross path between tall grasses. Seen with Frank Gallo, Jamie Meyers, and 4-5 others. Thanks again for your book Frank!

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 5/29/18 2:59 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Upland Sandpiper
2 Upland Sandpipers still here off Runway Rd. In East Hartford near Cabelas, just north of the helipad. Seen at 5:50 pm
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> On May 28, 2018, at 5:08 PM, Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> 5/28/18 - East Hartford, Runway Rd south of Cabela’s, 10:30 am
>
> Two Upland Sandpipers at the far side of the grassy field east of Runway Rd and just south of the Helipad. After spotting the birds I parked in the nearby lot and crossed Runway Road with bins and camera to get a better look and photo over the chain link fence. A security guard soon showed up, and I explained to him I was looking to photograph a bird. He asked "what bird?” and I mentioned the UPSA, which led to a little chat about shorebirds, etc. He was quite congenial and didn’t seem upset about my presence there, wished me a good day, and drove off. It probably didn’t hurt that I was wearing my hat showing a Panama logo and two Scarlet Macaws.
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Date: 5/29/18 2:58 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope Yes as of 5:30 pm


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Date: 5/29/18 2:58 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Correction David Toews Ph.D., Warbler Hybrids & Genomics - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Here is my updated correction and apology.

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guest David Toews Ph.D on Warbler Hybrids & Genomics https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Cheers,
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Date: 5/29/18 10:55 am
From: C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phalarope
Continues at Portland Fairgrounds at far end of large puddle. 1:30pm.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Date: 5/29/18 10:39 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] David Toews Ph.D., Warbler Hybrids & Genomics - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guests on Women Birders Big Year. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 5/29/18 7:57 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope YES
5/29/18 - Portland, Portland Fairgrounds, 9:30 am

Red-necked Phalarope continues in rain puddle just north of entrance. Some patience may be required. Bird was not in sight for my first 15 min there.

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 5/29/18 7:03 am
From: Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning warbler
Mark Scott found a mourning warbler in Edgewood park this morning. Near Whaley ave and fitch st entrance opposite the building next to the skateboard park.

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Date: 5/29/18 7:01 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mouring Warbler, Edgewood Park, New Haven
Mark Scott just called to report that he and Ed Sadowski had a Mourning Warbler in Edgewood Park.  From the entrance on Whalley, opposite Fitch, across the parking lot (and perhaps across another road, I took lousy notes).
Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 5/29/18 5:31 am
From: Barbara Pokorny via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salem Sandhill Crane
At 8:02 while driving south on Rt 11 about a quarter mile N of Rt 82, crane flew westbound over road about 40 feet above road surface. Long thin neck, red cap, overall gray, broad wings, feet trailing well behind. May be worth checking agricultural fields to the west.

Barbara Pokorny

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Date: 5/29/18 4:18 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Phalarope Continues Portland Fairgrounds
Portland Fairgrounds, Portland, CT 7:00 AM 29 May 2018; the Red-necked
Phalarope showed briefly in a tire track depression in the west end of the
puddle that crosses the main field just north of the entrance.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT
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Date: 5/28/18 4:45 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] State St Hamden Eagles
Hi there State St Hamden Eagle Chick Triplet Fans. I spent 2 hours from just
after 5 PM to just after 7 PM tonight (Mon 5/28 18) watching the triplets.
Chick number 3 is starting to flap. Dad showed up with an eel and the chicks
were positively civilized. Everyone got some in turn. These have got to be
the best and most devoted bald eagle parents in the area. Come on down and
see them some evening. Regards to all. Mike Horn, Hamden, CT



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Date: 5/28/18 4:25 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stafford


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This afternoon seen flying near the pond at Shenipsit State Forest unusual concentration for inland of 5 Ospreys together.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 5/28/18 2:55 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland fairgrounds
Red necked phalarope still present at Portland Fairgrounds in the ditch across from the orange fencing. Provided great views.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 5/28/18 2:39 pm
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland phalarope
Continues at fairgrounds puddle. Sometimes coming up very close. 5:38 pm.
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Date: 5/28/18 2:08 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Upland Sandpiper
5/28/18 - East Hartford, Runway Rd south of Cabela’s, 10:30 am

Two Upland Sandpipers at the far side of the grassy field east of Runway Rd and just south of the Helipad. After spotting the birds I parked in the nearby lot and crossed Runway Road with bins and camera to get a better look and photo over the chain link fence. A security guard soon showed up, and I explained to him I was looking to photograph a bird. He asked "what bird?” and I mentioned the UPSA, which led to a little chat about shorebirds, etc. He was quite congenial and didn’t seem upset about my presence there, wished me a good day, and drove off. It probably didn’t hurt that I was wearing my hat showing a Panama logo and two Scarlet Macaws.

Larry Bausher
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Date: 5/28/18 1:32 pm
From: Hugh Whelan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Portland phalarope
It was 35 minutes ago. It seemed content to be there, feeding in the pond
in the middle of the grassy field.

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Date: 5/28/18 1:21 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland phalarope
Phalarope still present as of now?

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 5/28/18 12:36 pm
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Ravens - East Haven
5/28 - Monday and Happy Memorial Day. 3:20 pm Three Common Ravens circling overhead condo witha Fish Crow. Ravens were calling and so was the crow. I have never seen this behavior northree Ravens circling at once. Also some unusual bird behavior my White Breasted Nuthatches andone Downy Woodpecker will actually go to the ground to look for the black oiled sunflower. Realcool to see a nuthatch go to ground to feed. Another note from 5 am this morning 3 Catbirds frolickingand one was mimicking a blue jay and another call I couldn't figure out. They do sing very nice.
Ralph Amodei
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Date: 5/28/18 12:18 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phalarope still
As of 3:00 pm. Gave fairly close views.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 5/28/18 9:04 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Phalarope
Twelve noon and still showing well.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.


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Date: 5/28/18 8:45 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barn Swallow Behavior
They did that when I cut my lawn.. is some ways like the Swainsons's Hawks
hunt the edges of fires.

Will

On Sun, May 27, 2018, 21:41 Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <
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>
> Another form of Barn Swallow behavior I once witnessed was a bird that
> several times dropped a feather and caught it in mid air. Not sure the
> reason for this.
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Date: 5/28/18 8:32 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avon: Bay-breasted and Cuckoos
This morning on the deck : 35 species and counting, including Bay-breasted
Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker.
David Lawton
Avon
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Date: 5/28/18 7:38 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] continuing Red neck phalarope at Portland fairgrounds

From: Dan Rottino <rottino...><mailto:<rottino...>>
Date: May 28, 2018 at 10:37:15 AM EDT
To: Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...><mailto:<jshapiro30...>>
Subject: Re: continuing Red neck phalarope at Portland fairgrounds

The Phalarope is still present.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

On May 28, 2018, at 9:42 AM, Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>> wrote:

Bird is here now in puddle halfway around main a
Grassy area Portland
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 5/28/18 6:42 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red neck phalarope at Portland fairgrounds
Bird is here now in puddle halfway around main a
Grassy area Portland
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 5/27/18 6:41 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barn Swallow Behavior


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Another form of Barn Swallow behavior I once witnessed was a bird that several times dropped a feather and caught it in mid air. Not sure the reason for this.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 5/27/18 1:28 pm
From: Julie Keefer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown hairy woodpecker
We have a hairy woodpecker female that's been hanging around our house for
the last couple of days. Instead of white, she is more of a rusty brown
with the normal black markings. Why is she so dark?

Julie Keefer
North Stonington
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Date: 5/27/18 1:08 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sterling yard - Clay-colored Sparrow




From Robert Dixon
5/27/18 - Sterling yard - This morning we had a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW under the feeders and occasionally
singing in the yard. This is our second record for the yard. The previous record was May 14th 2000. Also in the yard
were BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (2), YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, PURPLE FINCH and much RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD activity with at least 5 females and 2 males at the feeders.


A few photos of the Clay-colored Sparrow can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/150023605@N08/
or later this evening on my ebird list.

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Date: 5/27/18 11:52 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Swallow Behavior
While looking for shorebirds at the Hunt Club in Westport, a horse started
to walk out into the field. I noticed that within seconds of this
happening, several Barns Swallows started maneuvering around the horses
legs as it walked forward. This reminded me of what Bee-eaters in Africa do
when large mammals such as Elephants move around the Savannah. When the
large animals are moving, they flush up insects from the grasses. This is
what I am assuming the Barn Swallows were talking advantage of when the
horse was moving through the grass. Smart birds!

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Date: 5/27/18 9:17 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield County Big Day Results
I forgot to add Boat-tailed Grackle to the checklist. Our total is now 131!

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 11:48 AM, Jory Teltser <aliencricket21...>
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> Yesterday, Preston Lust, Will Schenck (in part), and I participated in a
> Big Day across Fairfield County. Though it was fairly casual (We took
> frequent breaks throughout the day), we still birded for 20hrs around the
> county. We ended with a total of 130 species. This was a fairly low count
> in our opinion, but is probably expected due to the time of year (it's a
> little late in the season to a big day) and the fact that we took a
> location approach rather than a species approach when planning our route. I
> would guess that 140 (maybe even 150) species are possible for a big day
> for this time of year.
>
> Highlights include a self-found KENTUCKY WARBLER at an undisclosed
> location (though this is honestly not that big of a deal anymore, as it
> feels like they are showing up left and right across the state this year).
> Other highlights include White-rumped Sandpiper, Mourning Warbler,
> Black-billed Cuckoo, Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Long-tailed
> Ducks, Gray-cheeked Thrush, and Eastern Meadowlark.
>
> Here is the checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46038844
>
> Three consecutive big days can really take a toll on a person!
>
> --
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> Aspetuck Land Trust
> Westport
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> https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
>



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Date: 5/27/18 8:57 am
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] hummers - West Hartford
Two hummingbirds started visiting my tiny window feeder this week. Usually
don't see any til around Father's Day.

So glad to see them!

Katherine Kuckens
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Date: 5/27/18 8:49 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield County Big Day Results
Yesterday, Preston Lust, Will Schenck (in part), and I participated in a
Big Day across Fairfield County. Though it was fairly casual (We took
frequent breaks throughout the day), we still birded for 20hrs around the
county. We ended with a total of 130 species. This was a fairly low count
in our opinion, but is probably expected due to the time of year (it's a
little late in the season to a big day) and the fact that we took a
location approach rather than a species approach when planning our route. I
would guess that 140 (maybe even 150) species are possible for a big day
for this time of year.

Highlights include a self-found KENTUCKY WARBLER at an undisclosed location
(though this is honestly not that big of a deal anymore, as it feels like
they are showing up left and right across the state this year). Other
highlights include White-rumped Sandpiper, Mourning Warbler, Black-billed
Cuckoo, Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Long-tailed Ducks,
Gray-cheeked Thrush, and Eastern Meadowlark.

Here is the checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46038844

Three consecutive big days can really take a toll on a person!

--
Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
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Date: 5/27/18 6:53 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Red-necked Phalarope
A Red-necked Phalarope was reported at Barton Cove in Turners Falls MA this morning.
Storm related birds could show up here in CT.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/27/18 5:16 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] openings for June 3rd pelagic trip from Gloucester MA
June 3rd Sunday : 6 -hour PELAGIC TRIP from Gloucester MA.
We still have tickets available for June 3rd.
Combining seabirds with whales, fish, plankton, and marine biology.
What is out there, off the coast, at this time of year?
There were 40! humpback whales there yesterday!
Get registration and payment info and links at this site:

http://trips33.blogspot.com

This trip replaces the May 19th trip, due to weather.


Thank you,
Tom Robben
robben99 AT gmail.com
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Date: 5/26/18 2:18 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barkhamsted: Atlasing along the Indian Council Caves Trail (Tunxis Trail)
Highlights were five singing Canada Warblers, a Black-billed Cuckoo directly overhead, and our first pink Lady's Slipper of the year.

Our eBird report is below.

Chris Chinni
John Weeks


Indian Council Caves Trail (Tunxis Trail), Litchfield, Connecticut, US
May 26, 2018 7:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.4 mile(s)
Comments: Chris Chinni and John Weeks, observers. Clear sky; temp 69F rising to mid-80s.
40 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Excellent looks when it perched directly overhead, about 30 ft up.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Singing male.
Red-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 6
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Veery 8 Singing males (2 or 3)
Hermit Thrush 1 Singing male.
Wood Thrush 1 Singing male.
American Robin 2 Singing males.
Gray Catbird 2 Pair in suitable habitat.
Ovenbird 16 Multiple (7+) Singing Males
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Singing male.
Black-and-white Warbler 7 Multiple (7+) Singing Males.
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 10
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 2 S Singing Male.
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7 Territorial Defense: spring adult male bird chased first-spring male. The former was singing the standard song from the middle of his territory, while the interloper sang the periphery song, as if probing the first bird's boundaries and thereby triggering the attack. Chestnut markings on the two birds were visible and corresponded exactly to the illustrations of the two male cohorts on Plate 10 of the Peterson Field Guide to Warblers.
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 12 Multiple (7+) Singing Males.
Black-throated Green Warbler 2 S Singing Male.
Canada Warbler 5 All five birds were singing naturally.
Eastern Towhee 9 M Multiple (7+) Singing Males.
Scarlet Tanager 4 All four were singing males.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 S Singing Male.
Baltimore Oriole 2 S Singing Male.
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Purple Finch 1 S Singing Male.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46045305

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 5/26/18 2:04 pm
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kellogg/Osbornedale bird walk
New Haven Bird Club highlights:  Wood Ducks, Bald Eagle, Orchard Oriole, Northern Rough-wing Swallows, Eastern Bluebirds, Veerys, Cedar Waxwings, Pileated Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Great Blue Heron, Indigo Bunting, Red-tail and Red-shouldered Hawks.  No Mourning Warbler this year and sadly no Kentucky Warbler.  
Maria StockmalEast Haven
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Date: 5/26/18 12:00 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Highlights
Southbury- Cassidy Road- American Kestrel, 4 Brown Thrashers, Yellow-breasted Chat

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/26/18 8:16 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange Mississippi Kites
Two MISSISSIPPI KITES just flew over my parents’ yard in Orange on Grannis Road. They gained altitude in a soar drifting north/northeast, but then glided out of the soar heading south. In view for a minute or two.

Not aged. Was doing yard work without bins.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 5/26/18 8:05 am
From: richard sharon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock Break in
Another smash & grab at East Rock think morning. Birders please be aware NEVER leave valuables in your car here. We were parked near Davis & Park drive
On the upside, we got the Kentucky. Cost us a cell phone and more. If anyone finds a zippered purse, dark blue with owls, please email me.
Thanks all, be careful out there.
Richard Sharon



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Date: 5/26/18 7:22 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Earsplitting bird call
Thanks to all who replied, though none of the suggestions matched what I heard. However, I stopped at Bloom Hill Farm in Bloomfield for some ice cream after a 2 hour bird walk. They keep some farm animals, geese, etc. I heard a truly earsplitting call, not unlike the one I heard in Penwood. It was a male peacock displaying for a hen. Could I really believe I heard a peacock in a tree at Penwood?! Should I list this on the bird atlas? Just kidding, of course. May madness birding has addled my brain.

Zellene

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Date: 5/26/18 6:03 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock Kentucky -YES
The bird sang consistently from 7:00-8:00 when I left. It sat up and showed well on one occasion allowing everyone to see it. I had another brief, but close look later.
The bird is best listened for from the stone bridge. The bird is remaining faithful to the small valley south of this bridge but moves around and is generally difficult to see and requires patience.
Julian HoughNew Haven
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Date: 5/26/18 5:39 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Additional peeps arriving Milford point

Estimates now at 3,000++ peeps. At least 2 White/rumps and one Red Knot

Bill Banks

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Date: 5/26/18 5:35 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marginal Drive West Haven - Gray-cheeked Thrush
Marginal Drive West Haven - 1 GC type Thrush. Actually feeding on the paved
road.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 5/26/18 5:27 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peeps at Milford Point
Over 2000 assorted peeps no w out on the bar
Bill Banks


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Date: 5/26/18 4:38 am
From: Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canton- hummingbird, veery
7:15am.

Very surprised by my hummingbird visitor this morning.

I wouldn't want to get the ID wrong, she hovered in front of my patio door
about 15 seconds, showing me her belly, and then flew off.

No red on the chin, which is why I say female. I might get a feeder so I
can get a better look.

7:30am
Veery heard in the woods. That's an amazing sound.

Lisa
Canton CT
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Date: 5/26/18 4:04 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Mourning
I just had a Mourning singing and seen about 1/2 way between the covered
bridge and the iron footbridge on the higher trail.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 5/26/18 3:20 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Kentucky Yes
East Rock - Kentucky still singing at Trowbridge. No Mourning yet.

John Oshlick w/ Mark Scott
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Date: 5/25/18 4:37 pm
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] we're rolling up our sleeves and need your help to save Pachaug Forest, scoping meeting on 5 June, Griswold
The Plan:  
For the past three years DAS hasn't been forthcoming about their designs nor recpetive to public input concerning the limited research comprising the foundation of their desired CT state police training facility.  Their proposed three firing-range facility with two outbuildings at a bonded cost of seven million is the tip of the iceberg as now DAS is committed to a project several times the size and cost of the first development stage.  Apparently DAS considers it worthy to commence a perpetual state of disturbance dependent only on available funding they would provide, not to mention their projection of cost per square foot at a lowball estimate at least one-third beneath normal cost of state projects.  There is no accountability for how the topography would be affected as they plan wells, cell towers and several buildings to the extent that clear cuts and 'rerouting' of Crooked Brook would occur for their accomadation. 
This link to the environmental monitor, (Council on Environmental Quality) meeting #4, provides further links to four different plans under consideration.  This area is a mile south of Hopeville Pond State Park and a half-mile east of 201 up Trail II Rd.  Copy and paste if necessary. 
http://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=987&Q=249438&ceqNav=|   
this link directs to the FAQ site on the proposed new training facility.         http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?a=4201&q=566976  
How you can help:   
We need support as you may send e-mails to the legislature and the contact e-mail listed on the environmental monitor.  Anyone can attend and give comment at the scoping meeting scheduled 5 June, 7pm at Griswold High School and as we need to fill the auditorium friends are welcome.  Social media is a great tool for outreach if managed from a position on high ground.  I hope you will join the overwhelming local opposition to the designs of DAS and their politics trying to impose a megastructure to divide our largest managed state forest with horse camps, campgrounds, a great swamp and rhododendorn sanctuary all joined in a network of blue-blazed trails.   Also my personal favorite spot for birding, bugguide, or its miles of wildflowers and native flora.
Brian Williams   
Griswold
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Date: 5/25/18 1:58 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock Mourning Warbler
Seen and heard briefly by Sol and myself on Trowbridge east side south end late this afternoon.


Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 5/25/18 11:13 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler in Preston
While doing field work for the Bird Atlas in Preston today I had a male
Mourning Warbler among other interesting birds. Others of note were 5
White-eyed Vireos, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 1 Black-billed Cuckoo, Hooded
Warbler, and several Prairie Warblers.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 5/25/18 6:19 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
5/25/18-Colchester Deck- this AM, among 28species- Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Ernie
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Date: 5/25/18 5:45 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Kentucky and Mourning
I just got a call from Mark Scott. Kentucky and Mourning on Trowbridge.

John Oshlick
Work!
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Date: 5/25/18 5:44 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Kentucky AND Mourning
Males of both singing at Trowbridge. Both seen clearly as well. The
Kentucky seems to be doing a loop around the bridge.

Alex
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Date: 5/24/18 5:42 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Recent Influx of Yellow-bellied Flycatchers
Over the last 4 days, I have had 3 individual Yellow-bellied Flycatchers in
Westport (including one in my yard!). These are my personal first spring
records of this species in CT (I usually observe them in the fall). I know
that this species migrates through the state in the spring, but I was
shocked at how many have been reported. eBird confirmed my thoughts; in May
of 2017, only ONE was reported to eBird the whole month. This year, at
least TEN have been reported.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to why this may be? Is this just observer
bias, or are there actually more YBFLs in CT this spring? If the latter,
why?

--
Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
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Date: 5/24/18 2:58 pm
From: suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Roxbury/Bridgewater
First ever rwblk bird in my wooded yard

TownLine Rd Bridgewater/Roxbury
Many Bobolinks
Red wing black bird
Flicker
Red tail hawk
Barn swallows

Orzech preserve
Ovenbird
Phoebes
2 great blues flying center of shepaug river
Lots more but my birding by ear needs lots of work

Sue Fitch

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Date: 5/24/18 12:05 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Highlights

Westport- Cockenoe Island- viewable by boat only-two nesting pairs of Piping Plovers, one newly hatched American Oystercatcher chick, and 3 Bonaparte’s Gulls, two 1st cycle birds and one exquisite adult, its’ bright red legs were glowing!

East White Rocks- 4 continuing Purple Sandpipers

Norwalk- Norwalk Islands- the two juvenile Bald Eagles are as big as the adults and looking handsome and healthy!

Tina Green
with AJ & Sue Hand
Westport
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Date: 5/24/18 10:45 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler at Bent of the River, Southbury
  When we opened up the bird banding nets in the cedar fields at Bent of the River in Southbury this morning, I heard an unusually raspy call.  I went back and recorded it and saw briefly a grey hooded bird in the scrub realizing it was the call of the Mourning Warbler.  Luck was on our side as we refound the bird in one of our nets shortly afterwards, so he got a little bling to show off to the females when he returns to his breeding grounds.  The bird didn't have any fat on him so hopefully he will stick around to refuel before he continues his journey.    Also, a few reminders.  Don't forget to send any Mourning Warbler recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab, (jpitocchATanselm.edu).  And, many trails are still closed at the Bent due to storm damage, but the trail that goes between the storage barns to the Cedar Fields is opened if anyone goes to look for it tomorrow.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45982006
Jack Swatt
Wolcott, CT
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Date: 5/24/18 10:42 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher too
At Birdcraft

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Date: 5/24/18 10:36 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ICELAND GULL -Pleasure Beach
5/24. Bridgeport, Pleasure Beach - lingering immature ICELAND GULL photographed. It’s a long hike on soft sand from Long Beach, Stratford.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 5/24/18 10:24 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning still here Birdcraft
The Mourning Warbler is still present at Birdcraft. It was near where the caution tape is across the trail feeding in a spruce, but dove into deep cover.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 5/24/18 8:49 am
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Willard's Island slowing down
Still some quality birds still on Willards- Bay-breasted, Canada, Magnolia, Parula, Black and White and Black-throated Blue Warblers.
Also Redstarts, Red-eyed Vireo, Swanson’s Thrush, Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager and the usual Yellowthroats and Yellow Warblers. Also a report of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo yesterday.
Michael DiGiorgio
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Madison, CT 06443
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Date: 5/24/18 8:03 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Mourning Warbler
A male Mourning Warbler banded at Birdcraft now.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 5/24/18 7:14 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HORNED GREBE Long Beach West
5/24, Stratford , Oak Bluff Ave, Long Beach West - breeding- plumage HORNED GREBE off beach at 3rd beach section west from end of parking lot.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 5/24/18 6:43 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Winter holdovers Cockenoe island

Late in the day, Brendan and I took a kayak trip from Calf Pasture beach, Norwalk, to Cockenoe Island in Westport. There were some unexpected birds still lingering about... still good numbers of Brant, but more notable were 3 or 4 Purple sandpipers on the rocky islet near Calf pasture Island, a Bonaparte's Gull on the tern-nesting sandspit, and three Common Loons, two males in breeding plumage (and calling). Some of the expected birds were loads of Black-crowned Night herons, a few Yellow-crowns, and four Little Blue herons, as well as Black-bellied Plovers, SB Dowitchers, Turnstones and Dunlin.

-Sean Murtha

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Date: 5/24/18 6:03 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport random Mourning Warbler
I had a Mourning Warbler singing from alongside the road on Maple Lane just off of New Creek Road.

May have gotten some audio this time.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 5/24/18 5:12 am
From: Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Protecting Barn Swallows - Urgent!
Hello everyone,

I need a little help/advice. I work for a large corporation that is
having concrete repair work done on one of its parking garages. This
garage is close to a pond and on the lower (ground) level barn swallows
nest. I have been at this company for 15 years and every year the
swallows return to nest in this parking garage. There are about 10
active nests right now. The repair work is currently being carried out
on the center section of the garage where there are no nests, but they
will soon proceed to the north and south ends where the swallows are
established. The work consists of cutting concrete which, along with
the very loud noise, produces a flood of water. I'm afraid that when
they move to the other sections of the garage that the work will destroy
the swallow nests.
I would like to know what the best way of approaching my company
regarding the protection of these nests would be. I don't want to cause
too much of a conflict or come across as some nut, but I would like to
present a clear and concise case. Any expert advice would be greatly
appreciated and the sooner the better!
Thank you,

Ryan Wirtes
Bethlehem

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Date: 5/24/18 4:21 am
From: Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canton- wood thrush & great crested flycatcher
Wood thrush-
This is the bird that I could hear so clearly for 10 days deep in my woods
and could never see.

This morning it happened to sing in a black birchtree near my bedroom
window and I caught a fleeting glimpse; it was enough to ID.

Great crested flycatcher-
Started hearing 4 days ago. Haven't seen yet.

Lisa Coggins
Canton
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Date: 5/23/18 7:36 pm
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Greenwich Chimney Swifts
Our Chimney Swifts have returned. Had a small flock soaring mid-afternoon today and again this evening over our condo development. Lots of twittering. Last year they used a chimney on our property, but I haven’t seen them whirl down yet.....I’ll be keeping an eye on them!

Be Kinder Than Necessary!
Lynnette Clemens, Old Greenwich, CT
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Date: 5/23/18 5:43 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk
5/23 - New Milford yard - 5 PM Common Nighthawk flying and peenting.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 5/23/18 4:11 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt, Whimbrel
Flock of 23 just flew over and headed up river. The other 8 flew up river early. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 5/23/18 3:25 pm
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] River Road Kent
59 species this AM, only 14 warblers but some nice looks. Nice also to run into Ray Belding and his Wednesday Walk group. Some pix here https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/ and full list on eBird.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Date: 5/23/18 3:20 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knot, Milford Pt
3 Red Knot on outer bar. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 5/23/18 2:17 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5/23 Milford Point
Milford Point: Flock of 8 whimbrel.
Now on outer sandbar as tide is rising.
Paul

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Date: 5/23/18 1:47 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
5/23/18 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Willard’s Island, 10:40 am

One Yellow-billed Cuckoo along the eastern perimeter trail.

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 5/23/18 12:15 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal center, 5/23 10-1PM, mid tide,
receding, 63-80F.
At 10am, female osprey was on the nest; male on perch. There are 3 eggs
now-laid 5/9, 5/11 and 5/14.
Throughout the morning, the ospreys switched positions-sometimes female on
the eggs, sometimes male. One intruder osprey tried landing on the nest
but was chased off by the female, after which she remained on the ground,
while the male osprey tended the nest. Two other intruder ospreys were
chased off at various points during the morning.
On the marsh: 2 Canada Geese, 6 Great Egrets, 3 Snowy egrets, 11 Mute
swans, 6 D.C. Cormorants,
7 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, a pair of mallards
coasting along.
the Purple Martin condos were active with about 21 flying in and out with
nesting materials.
On the grounds: Tree swallows- several in/on nest boxes and some flying
over the marsh, numerous Common Grackles, 6 Mourning doves, 2 American
Robins, 1 Blue jay, 2 Cardinals, 1 Mockingbird, pair of Red Winged
blackbirds, 2 House wrens setting up house in a nest box, 2 Song sparrows,
2 Catbirds, 3 House finches.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 5/23/18 10:03 am
From: Bruce Stevenson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Westport Nesting Ravens
5/22 - Wilton, central business district near Stop N Shop. Single adult
Common Raven being mobbed by three Fish Crows. No evidence of Ravens
nesting but I have had calling Ravens in my yard in south Wilton this
Spring as well as the Route 7 connector in Norwalk. Ravens seem to be more
common in the Wilton-Westport-Norwalk area, perhaps because they have been
nesting.

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> For years I have suspected that Common Ravens were nesting in Westport
> because of frequent sightings, especially at Sherwood and points east.At
> last,just by chance, I found a calling juvenile while
> sitting at a stop light ( I always drive with my window cracked open a
> bit)and then found a nest when I went to investigate.I was able to get
> photos and was there when an adult flew in with food. Very exciting and
> rewarding to confirm this sighting in Westport.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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Date: 5/23/18 9:19 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Nesting Ravens
For years I have suspected that Common Ravens were nesting in Westport because of frequent sightings, especially at Sherwood and points east.At last,just by chance, I found a calling juvenile while
sitting at a stop light ( I always drive with my window cracked open a bit)and then found a nest when I went to investigate.I was able to get photos and was there when an adult flew in with food. Very exciting and rewarding to confirm this sighting in Westport.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/23/18 9:10 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP, Madison
Willards Island had many numbers of Warblers but not much diversity, best being a female Blackpoll Warbler. Several Canada and Magnolia but most common were Yellow and female Redstart. On beach off Cedar Island platform were 9 Whimbrel.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott

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Date: 5/23/18 8:25 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Heron Farm Colebrook
4 things of interest today.

1. Must be 30 pairs of goldfinches feed on the dandelion heads in my back
field

2. Fly over of a pair of chimney swifts.. the hung around for 10 minutes

3. As someone else noted, I have 3 tree swallows trying to figure out which
box to use and not get peppered by the bluebirds.

4. Just heard the house wren.. FOY
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Date: 5/23/18 6:33 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Birdchat family of lists is down
This from Laurie Larson of New Jersey bird sightings list.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: L Larson <llarson2...>
> Date: May 23, 2018 at 8:16:54 AM EDT
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: Birdchat family of lists is down
> Reply-To: L Larson <llarson2...>
>
> The BirdChat family of lists, including Birdeast, Birdcntr, Birdwest, Birdband and BirdChat itself, will be down until further notice. Kansas State University's Listserv server facility experienced a small fire late on 5/22/18. The servers will be restored as soon as possible but there is currently no time estimate. Please feel free to re-post this to other state and regional bird forums.
>
> Chuck Otte, Dave Rintoul, and Laurie Larson, co-listowners, BirdChat
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <njbirds-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
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Date: 5/23/18 5:30 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
5/23/18- Colchester Deck- Among 29 species this AM- a male Canada Warbler! Ernie
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Date: 5/22/18 8:16 pm
From: Ann Pelletier via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hairy woodpecker with yellowish feathers in middletown
Have a yellow downy also in WolcottNo white feathers all tinted yellow even the dots!Has been here 2 weeks so far

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On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 7:48 AM, Joe Zygala via CTBirds<ctbirds...> wrote: In response to Pat Barnett, I don’t think CTBIRDS allows photos. The best way to let people see photos is to upload them to some photo server and then post a link to the photos. There are several free servers. The ones I use are Flickr and Google Photos. Both have apps for mobile devices as well as browser-based interfaces.

So, I see you also have a funky looking Hairy. Madame Ocher, as I have dubbed her, is making daily appearances at my feeders. Her patterning is standard eastern Hairy Woodpecker, she just has this distinct yellowish tinge to her normally white feathers. Here is a link to my Birds album on Google:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tn38y12DFsF1Jwse8

Joe Zygala

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Date: 5/22/18 6:03 pm
From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Penwood SP Bloomfield/Simsbury
My guess would be an oriole. They can be deafening - especially right outside your window at dawn.

Michael Santner
Westfield, MA

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>From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
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>Subject: [CT Birds] Penwood SP Bloomfield/Simsbury
>
>Spent a couple of hours Monday. Pretty good for warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks and the usual. As I neared the car, I heard an earsplitting call from a bird I could not see. I mean, I have never heard a bird that loud! Single note, no ideas of what it could be. Any thoughts? Bird was in a tree maybe 20 feet up.
>
>Zellene
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Date: 5/22/18 2:24 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Penwood SP Bloomfield/Simsbury
Spent a couple of hours Monday. Pretty good for warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks and the usual. As I neared the car, I heard an earsplitting call from a bird I could not see. I mean, I have never heard a bird that loud! Single note, no ideas of what it could be. Any thoughts? Bird was in a tree maybe 20 feet up.

Zellene

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Date: 5/22/18 1:20 pm
From: Patrice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ellington & Windsor
Ellington &Windsor: 5/22/18 Ellington neighborhood - Blackpoll &
Baybreasted Warbler. yesterday 5/21/18 Northwest Park, Windsor - singing
Grasshopper Sparrow seen, Yellow-billed Cuckoo heard, 5 or so Swainson's
Thrush.
Patrice Favreau
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Date: 5/22/18 1:03 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Gulls
Southport-Southport Beach-
2 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 6 Laughing Gulls.Neither species were adults. I thought I had two Bonaparte’s when I was at Sherwood which were not adults but I was not a hundred percent positive. This close sighting confirmed it for me as these were probably what I saw earlier today.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/22/18 9:32 am
From: A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point Mourning Warbler
Greenwich Point not very birdy this morning 05/22 (only 6 species of warbler), but definite highlight was a female Mourning Warbler. From Seaside Garden Cow Barn parking lot, walk past green and white chain fence into small open field. Bird was skulking in brush on right at beginning of path that is at opposite end of field from that chain gate.

Allan Welby
Ridgefield

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Date: 5/22/18 9:12 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Black Tern & possible jaeger
Westport- Sherwood Island- Black Tern feeding off of east beach and possible Parasitic Jaeger flying west

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/22/18 8:54 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Women Birders Big Year - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guests on Women Birders Big Year. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 5/22/18 7:22 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallow Menage a Trois?
5/22 - For a month now, three birds have been hanging together, keeping company, checking one box daily, and now finally have built a nest and laid an egg. Never saw any aggressive or competitive behavior between them. 2/1 or 1/2??
Also, my bluebirds finally fledged 4 babies (one egg dud) on Day 20 - rather longer than usual?
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 5/22/18 7:12 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Boat-tails and Purple Sandpipers
Sandy Point - 2 Male Boat-tailed Grackles. 3 Purple Sandpipers working the
breakwater.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 5/22/18 5:53 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft
Fairly active today with Black-throated Blue Warblers, Gray-cheeked Thrush, and Swainson's Thrush.

Had a Mourning Warbler singing from the yard this morning.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 5/22/18 4:48 am
From: Joe Zygala via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hairy woodpecker with yellowish feathers in middletown
In response to Pat Barnett, I don’t think CTBIRDS allows photos. The best way to let people see photos is to upload them to some photo server and then post a link to the photos. There are several free servers. The ones I use are Flickr and Google Photos. Both have apps for mobile devices as well as browser-based interfaces.

So, I see you also have a funky looking Hairy. Madame Ocher, as I have dubbed her, is making daily appearances at my feeders. Her patterning is standard eastern Hairy Woodpecker, she just has this distinct yellowish tinge to her normally white feathers. Here is a link to my Birds album on Google:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tn38y12DFsF1Jwse8

Joe Zygala

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Date: 5/21/18 9:14 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canada Warbler East Hartford
Passing this along.


From Dorina Ademi:
We just had a canada warbler take a bath in our birdbath in our backyard. So amazing

Dorina and Elizabeth
East Hartford / Glastonbury CT




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Date: 5/21/18 6:19 pm
From: Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey talk with Dr. Paul Spitzer
Menunkatuck's Monthly meeting’s Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 pm will feature Dr. Paul Spitzer,
“Ospryes and Menhaden Story and Connecticut’s Role”
Meetings are free and open to the public, Canoe Brook Center 11 Cherry Hill Rd, Branford.
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Date: 5/21/18 6:12 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield


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This afternoon seen at Stony Brook Park presumed Gray Cheeked Thrush.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 5/21/18 2:46 pm
From: Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds & storm damage
It's very wonderful that the birds faired so well throughout the state but where I live in southern New Milford on the Brookfield Border one doesn't get the full scope of damage from TV coverage. Entire streets and neighborhoods are cleared of trees for the most part but many houses are in the process of being condemned and from what I hear Candlewood Shores will take months to recover and what homes were spared have no power. So with that I really wonder how many birds in the path of this storm were killed or injured and died in a slow agonizing way. Say a prayer if your were of the luck ones to have missed this storm and think of those who didn't fair very well.

Kevin Doyle New Milford
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Date: 5/21/18 1:59 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury - Tanager Hill & Owen-Mortimer - 4 Hooded Warblers
These two preserves are adjacent to one another and share a trail system that also links to trails in Penwood State Park. This was my first visit, but won't be my last. My eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby


Tanager Hill & Owen Mortimer, Hartford, Connecticut, US
May 21, 2018 8:39 AM - 11:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
Comments: My first visit to these beautiful preserves belonging to the Simsbury Land Trust.
40 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 4
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 20
Ovenbird 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 5
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4 Watched a female gathering nest material from the same tangle harvested a few minutes later by a female Scarlet Tanager.
Hooded Warbler 4 Four singing males, two on Tanager Hill and two on the Owen-Mortimer property. Excellent views of one in each of the preserves.
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 4 I watched, fascinated, as a female tugged on reddish, wiry tendrils no more than six feet from me and lower than my knees. She appeared to be quite picky, rejecting strand after strand before flying off with half a dozen. A male, presumably her mate, joined her in a tree and followed her when she flew on.
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 4 Two were a pair in suitable habitat in the powerline cut.
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45904086

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 5/21/18 1:53 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach- Madison
SWARMInG with birds:
Warblers: Yellow, bay breasted, Magnolia, redstarts, black and white
Flycatchers: Yellow bellied, Willow
Baltimore Oriole
Red eyed Vireo
I still haven’t finished walking Willard’s island.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 5/21/18 11:07 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby — not a rarity, but still interesting
Yesterday Chris and I encountered a Robin on the ground beneath a bush emitting an extremely high-pitched note, "seeeee..." over and over. At first, I thought it must be a fledgling, but Chris identified it as an adult bird. I checked the sound files on my Sibley phone app and learned that this sound, which I had never heard before, is the Robin's "hawk alarm" call. (A Red-tail has passed over the treetops a few moments earlier.) Something new every day!

Since the CT Bird Atlas project launched, I have been focusing more and more on the behavior of birds, including the most common ones. Barely six weeks into my surveys, I feel as though I am recapturing the fascination with birds that I felt as a boy decades ago.

I am grateful that the Atlas project offers both motivation and validation for watching birds — all birds — closely.

John Weeks
North Granby
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Date: 5/21/18 10:44 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Big Day Results: Smashing Records and Blowing Minds
We walked the equivalent of a Marathon, drove over 90 miles, traveled by
car, boat and foot, and were without sleep for over 36 hrs. But boy, was it
worth it.

Yesterday, Preston Lust and I had possibly the most incredible day of CT
birding we have ever had. We not only obliterated our previous Westport Big
Day Record (125) but broke the all time state record for any town. We saw
136 species in the town of Westport.

In my (way too long) post on Saturday, I predicted fallout in the state on
Sunday (yesterday). My understanding is that this was (for some reason) a
very local fallout, as it seems that the only other person to experience
anything even close to what Preston and I had in Westport was Jeremy Nance
at Trout Brook. However, several people have reported fallout-like
observations today.

Preston and I have literally never seen so many warblers (both in numbers
and diversity). We had over 400 individual warblers representing a total of
24 species. Thrushes were present in numbers as well. We saw every species
of thrush except Bicknell's and Hermit, and had huge numbers of each one.
The most common thrush of the day, other than American Robin, was
Swainson's Thrush (almost 70 birds). In addition to hearing many flying
over at night, we had one in almost every tree at Sherwood and many other
locations.

Other highlights include Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher,
Gray-cheeked Thrushes, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Common Nighthawk,
Purple Sandpipers, Northern Harrier, and Red-throated Loon.

Here is the eBird Checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45879282

A full report of the day will (eventually) be written on the CTYBC Blog.


Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
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Date: 5/21/18 10:10 am
From: Pat Barnett via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hairy woodpecker with yellowish feathers in middletown
This bird has been at my suet feeder for a few days. Definitely not a sapsucker. If I wanted to post a picture, how would I do that? Thank you



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Date: 5/21/18 9:28 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Gray-cheeked Thrush
East Rock - There is a GC Thrush along the river. It has spent much of the
morning in the brushy log pile on the east side of the river where the iron
footbridge crosses the river. It is quite cooperative. It also sang once to
confirm its ID. It was still there as of noon.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 5/21/18 9:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wooster Park Warblers!
5/21, Stratford , Freeman & Quail, Wooster Park - the entire park, with lots of oaks, is alive with warblers and their song. Singing still even at noon. 65- plus warblers of 18 species. Many Vireos as well, but saw no migrant thrushes, surprisingly.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 5/21/18 9:14 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cedar Hill


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This morning seen in the Hartford section of the cemetery Swainson’s Thrush and Bay Breasted Warbler. Also a flyby Cooper’s Hawk.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 5/21/18 8:53 am
From: mdigiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Banner day at Hammonasset Willards Island
Lots of birds today, very low and feeding on flying insects. Bay-breasted, Wilsons, Magnolia, Black and White, Blackpoll, Black throated Blue, Black throated Green, Canada, Yellow, and Chestnut-sided Warblers. Also Northern Waterthrush, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Orchard Oriole, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. A Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was reported and photographed, but I missed it.
Michael DiGiorgio
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Madison, CT 06443
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Date: 5/21/18 8:41 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point

From Fran and Tom Holloway
5/21/18 - Groton, Bluff Point S.P. - 8:00 - 10:00 am, Warblers - Bay Breasted, Blackburnian, Canada, BT Blue (female), plus more common ones. No sign of Kentucky. Also saw Swainson's Thrush and Vireo. Heard several White-Eyed Vireos.

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Date: 5/21/18 8:21 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bay kind of day at Birdcraft
Big day for Bay-breasted Warblers with several in the sanctuary right now, along with at least one Blackburnian. Both male and female Bay-breasted have been down low in the trees behind the office. Wish I had more time today!

Patrick Comins

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Date: 5/21/18 8:19 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Orange-crowned Warbler
East Rock - OC Warbler. South East Corner near path to Trowbridge. Activly
singing.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 5/21/18 8:06 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood is hot!! Mourning Warbler plus
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- warblers plus are everywhere I have checked so far- adult male Mourning Warbler in spruce grove area. Too many birds to list now-I am still birding!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/21/18 6:27 am
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler in Hamden at 8:50 a.m. today (5/21)
5/21 in my yard in Spring Glen (Hamden) at 8:50 a.m. - male Mourning Warbler. The bird was in shadow and observed only briefly, but the dark head with color shading down on breast to black, and absence of eye ring, were seen clearly. The bird wasn’t singing, and apparently moved on to another of the fenced 50-foot yards nearby — or onward beyond them.

Florence McBride
Hamden
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Date: 5/20/18 5:50 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swainson's Thush
5/20 - Gaylordsville yard - so sad - have not seen or heard a Swainson's thrush in a while but found one today, presumably a window kill. Have you noticed how chickadees and titmice never have this problem, having learned the local hazards, but migrants.....
Sherman/Wimisink marsh today - sora calling south pond but no sign of Am. bittern.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 5/20/18 5:36 pm
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glastonbury - Sandhill Cranes and Laughing Gulls
Andrew Dasinger and I had 6 Sandhill Cranes and a Mourning Warbler on
private property in Glastonbury. The Cranes were located in the same area
as the Cranes seen last week. Earlier in the morning I had 2 Laughing Gulls
(rare inland) flying south over the CT river in Glastonbury. They likely
became disoriented in yesterday's rain storm and were heading back to the
coast. Pictures included in the links below.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45858550

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45876940
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Date: 5/20/18 5:30 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Eagles have TRIPLETS
Hi there State St Eagle Fans. That's right - you read the subject line right
- We Have TRIPLETS!!! I spent 3 full hours from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM this
evening (Sunday 5/20 18). With lots of other folks. Those of us who were
there after 7:00 PM, got to focus on the 3 heads up at once through my
spotting scope. There is one chick that seems to be ahead of the other 2 as
it appears to have pushed out all of its chick down and started the immature
flight feathers. The other 2 still have some down and seem to be about 3
days or so behind. During the time I was there, we saw 3 feedings. The first
was dad bringing in an eel - dad is an eel specialist. The chicks loved
this. The big chick ate first at all feedings but the other 2 were fed also.
They all seemed fine. Mon did the other 2 feedings. Around 7:00 PM the chick
activity increased. This is when we noticed the third chick. Its like a game
of wack-a-mole. The trick is to see all 3 heads at once which we all finally
did. Fish flavored cigars for everyone. Regards to all, Mike Horn - Hamden,
CT



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Date: 5/20/18 5:17 pm
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] weather and warblers - Redstarts and Blackpolls
Following the weather and migration thread started by Jory, it was a really
birdy morning at Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton) today, especially for
warblers. The morning started with very dense fog, and was dead for the
first 30 minutes after sunrise before warblers started appearing seemingly
in every oak. The winners were Redstart (85) and Blackpoll (40) - highest
numbers that I have seen here in a day by far. I'm curious if this was a
common theme in the wider area or a local occurrence?
Other nice birds included pairs of Bay-breasted Warbler and Wilson's
Warbler (both in large clearing off of white trail), a continuing
Meadowlark in the orchard (nesting?), and a flushed Woodcock - all seen
with Rachel Kennealy.

Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT
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Date: 5/20/18 4:29 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


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This morning an audio Alder Flycatcher and an observed Wilson’s Warbler at the Newberry Road section and north of Vibert Road another Alder Flycatcher which I briefly observed. This afternoon I visited Nevers Park in South Windsor and noticed that the early successional habitat near the field has been destroyed. For what purpose I wonder. What else is new.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 5/20/18 4:06 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NOT a Pectoral
Hi, after wise inquiry from a colleague and consulting my home library, I have removed Pectoral Sandpiper from my sightings at Hammo today.
Mark
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Date: 5/20/18 4:04 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett- Madison
Just had a female Bobolink along the marsh edge on the right by the entrance to cedar island.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 5/20/18 4:01 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford King Eider's +
Phil Rusch, Linda Vegliante, and I put in a good day of birding from pre-dawn to dinner along the central and eastern central coast with over 140 species in seven or so towns. Most of our highlights have already been posted by others but I wanted to add a late WHITE-THROATED SPARROW singing at Willard's Island at Hammo and that the previously reported female and immature male KING EIDERS continue at Waterford Beach with about 350 COMMON EIDER.  A number of ROSEATE TERNS were also present.  There was also an AMERICAN BITTERN at the Ferry Landing State Park in Old Lyme.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 5/20/18 3:30 pm
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield OSFL
Had an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER perched up on a tall dead snag above the dirty swamp pond at Connecticut Audubon’s Larsen Sanctuary in Fairfield this afternoon.

Brendan
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Date: 5/20/18 12:31 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cedar Island Trail at Hammonasset
Hi, good bits at Hammonasset included the continuing Whimbrel, Brown Thrasher, Pectoral and White Rumped Sandpiper, Canada warbler, Swainson’s Thrush, Ruby Throated Hummingbird and other what nots. Madison/Clinton at 2-4pm

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Date: 5/20/18 11:33 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point, 5/20/18
From Steve Spector, of note today, 5/20/18, at Milford Point, 3 Black Skimmers, 131 Short-biled Dowitchers, Wilson's Warbler <charsjs...>
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Date: 5/20/18 10:58 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point
At low tide: 2 Red Knots, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowichers, Black-bellied Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, Semipalmated Plovers, Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Great Blue Heron flyover, 155 Brant, 90 Double-crested Cormorants and the usual nesters - Willets, 2 Clapper Rails, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Piping Plovers, and American Oystercatchers.
3 Least Terns and 2 Common Terns flying over several times.  Perhaps checking out the feasiblity of nesting?
Maria StockmalEast Haven

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Date: 5/20/18 10:58 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain

1st ever seen RT Hummingbird, male, at my new feeder and 3 pairs of Goldfinches in the field across the street, foy.



Robert Jase
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Date: 5/20/18 9:39 am
From: Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis continues
5/21/18 Clinton.
In the Indian River marshes, seen from Indian Drive.
Paul and Maureen Wolter
Branford

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Date: 5/20/18 9:36 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo

From Fran and Tom Holloway
5/20/18, 11:00 - 12:00. Hammonasset S.P., Madison, Willard's Island Trail - Warblers - Wilson's, several Bay Breasted (big oak in center path), Canada female), Chestnut-Sided (female), Magnolia female), Black and Whites, Redstarts, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat. Orchard Oriole, Swainson's Thrush [trail confluence], Clapper Rail [heard only, in marsh off beginning of eastern branch of the trail].

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Date: 5/20/18 9:35 am
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Warblers at Willard's Island
Another good fallout at Willards today. Lots of Bay-breasted and Canada Warblers! Also Nashville, Wilsons, Black and White, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Parula, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Magnolia, Yellows and Chestnut-sided Warblers. Also Redstarts, Yellowthroat, Northern Waterthrush, Red-eyed Vireo, Swanson’s Thrush and Scarlet Tanager.
A good look at a Clapper Rail near the entrance of the Island as well.
Michael DiGiorgio
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Madison, CT 06443
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Date: 5/20/18 9:24 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trowbridge
Sorry not cement block ,large squares of stone
E H Guil.
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Date: 5/20/18 8:42 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Car Break in
Smash & grab Trowbridge, Out if state birders parking by cement blocks up from main parking area.East Rock
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 5/20/18 8:27 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach State Park- Madison
Loads of activity. Hanging with Terry Shaw. Canada, chestnut sided, Wilson’s warblers. Clapper Rails. Marsh wrens. Willow flycatchers. I Discovered a FEMALE INDIGO BUNTING down the right path near the first huge oak tree. Flew into shrubbery.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 5/20/18 5:27 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Heron Farm Colebrook Veery calling
The hollow pipe call of a Veery coming from my back woods right now.--
William Hobbie

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Date: 5/20/18 3:51 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
Hi all,
The dismal weather with east winds probably played a part in yesterday’s discovery of a rare RUFF at Milford Point by Chandler Wiegand. (Congrats to him, as well as for his discovery of the recent WILSON’S PLOVER, the first chaseable one in CT in 30+ years. Sorry I missed it).

This stretch of rainy weather with east winds in mid-May brings back memories of similar weather May 13, 2006. That day I found a BLACK-NECKED STILT at Longshore Golf Course in Westport, and someone else found a breeding-plumages RED PHALAROPE on Lake Whitney in Hamden.
Likewise during similar May weather another year, Steve Spector found a breeding-plumaged RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Milford Point.

Often bad weather brings “good” birds.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On May 20, 2018, at 12:31 AM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> It will be interesting to see how the fog and rain generated by a warm
> front that enveloped the Pimlico race track today and the entire
> mid-Atlantic region will affect migration in the next day or two.
>
> Paul Plotnick
>
> On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 10:48 PM, Mike Warner via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Jory,
>>
>> Excellent analysis of weather moving birds. This Spring, those who
>> enjoy warblers are having a field day in this state, much to their delight.
>> Very likely your theory will stand the test of time and more so if the
>> weather patterns are repeated next year, but that is Part 1. Part 2 is the
>> first year birds flying north for the first time are being imprinted with a
>> new northern migratory route, tracking more to the east than parental
>> imprinting. For all birds, avoiding low pressure systems is a matter of
>> survival. High winds can be injurious and hunting for food in a rain storm
>> is near impossible. Each Fall, raptors moving southward are forced to
>> avoid
>> the same systems.
>> At the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch, we have drawn a theory that lower
>> Broad-winged numbers directly coincide with the number of coastal low
>> pressure systems (and hurricanes) moving up the coast particularly in
>> September and October. Those birds and others, are forced or just move
>> more
>> inland to avoid the storms. Repeated each year, the first year birds learn
>> a more western route as they head south. All hawkwatch data is available
>> on hawkcount dot org. So there is your parallel, six months apart.
>> Weather
>> DOES move birds.
>> Best always
>> Mike Warner
>> Wilton CT.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of
>> Jory
>> Teltser via CTBirds
>> Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:46 PM
>> To: <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
>>
>> About four weeks ago, we had a mini influx of Orange-crowned Warblers in
>> the
>> state (Westport, Fairfield, and one other I think). I began thinking about
>> why, all of a sudden, this species was showing up in CT. After having an
>> interesting discussion with Preston Lust, we concluded that this spring
>> would produce an unusual number of birds that migrate in vast majority on
>> the midwest flyway. Since then, this theory has been supported time and
>> again.
>>
>> Starting in the state of CT, we have had five Clay-colored Sparrows, 4-6
>> Orange-Crowned Warblers, HUGE numbers of Bay-breasted, Cape May and
>> Tennessee Warblers, six (plus) Blue Grosbeaks, and other interesting birds
>> such as Dicksissel and Wilson's Phalarope. Moving outside of the state and
>> into the surrounding region, Cape May, NJ, is being bombarded with
>> Dickcissels and New York, New York is having (arguably) one of the best
>> years (warbler wise at least, with the highlight being a Kirtland's
>> Warbler,
>> a Great Plains flyway migrant) it's seen in years (29sp of warbler last
>> weekend alone!). I could continue the list, but I think I've made my point;
>> unlike last year, many birds are favoring the Atlantic Flyway over the
>> Midwest Flyway.
>>
>> I am not the only person who has noticed this. I saw a recent eBird
>> checklist by Andrew Farnsworth, and he noted a similar phenomenon in
>> reference to large numbers of warblers showing up in great diversity.
>>
>> Last year, repeated strong easterly winds pushed birds to the Midwest. In
>> the coming weeks, I would suspect other mid and long range migrants that
>> tend to migrate in highest numbers in the midwest to show up in CT. Some
>> birds that come to mind are Franklin's Gull, Lark Bunting,
>> Chestnut-collared
>> Longspur, Brewer's Sparrow, and Connecticut Warbler, among other species.
>>
>> I plan to research what weather patterns actually did cause a shift in the
>> flyways, but my running theory is that cold fronts from the Canadian
>> Rockies
>> squeezed birds into the Gulf Coast, and around the Appalachians, and then
>> up
>> through the East Coast.
>>
>> As with the weather today, it is not entirely surprising that a (likely)
>> Ruff was found today. Not only are we getting easterly winds in CT today,
>> but the blast of east winds continues across the Atlantic, to approximently
>> the place where Ruffs are migrating at this time of year.
>>
>> Tomorrow looks interesting to say the least. I am predicting a potential
>> wave of migrants in the wake of this storm. Who knows, maybe the
>> Magnificent
>> Frigatebird that was seen in Cape May, NJ a couple days ago will turn up in
>> CT!
>>
>> Remember, please take this with a grain of salt; I can't foresee the
>> future,
>> I can only make educated guesses as to what may happen.
>>
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Jory Teltser:
>> President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
>> Aspetuck Land Trust Westport *Check out the Connecticut Young Birders
>> Blog!*
>> https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
>> --
>> Jory Teltser:
>> President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
>> Aspetuck Land Trust Westport *Check out the Connecticut Young Birders
>> Blog!*
>> https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
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>>
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Date: 5/20/18 3:05 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gray-cheeked Thrush @ East Rock Park, New Haven -last evening
Hi, in addition to Veery and several wood thrush, there was a gray cheeked thrush on the leafy slope above the wet lands at the Eli Whitney museum trails last night around 6pm. New Haven CT.

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Date: 5/20/18 2:41 am
From: Cyrus Miller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (no subject)
http://skim.star-diagnosis.co.uk
Cyrus Miller



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Date: 5/20/18 2:24 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
It will be interesting to see how the fog and rain generated by a warm
front that enveloped the Pimlico race track today and the entire
mid-Atlantic region will affect migration in the next day or two.

Paul Plotnick

On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 10:48 PM, Mike Warner via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Jory,
>
> Excellent analysis of weather moving birds. This Spring, those who
> enjoy warblers are having a field day in this state, much to their delight.
> Very likely your theory will stand the test of time and more so if the
> weather patterns are repeated next year, but that is Part 1. Part 2 is the
> first year birds flying north for the first time are being imprinted with a
> new northern migratory route, tracking more to the east than parental
> imprinting. For all birds, avoiding low pressure systems is a matter of
> survival. High winds can be injurious and hunting for food in a rain storm
> is near impossible. Each Fall, raptors moving southward are forced to
> avoid
> the same systems.
> At the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch, we have drawn a theory that lower
> Broad-winged numbers directly coincide with the number of coastal low
> pressure systems (and hurricanes) moving up the coast particularly in
> September and October. Those birds and others, are forced or just move
> more
> inland to avoid the storms. Repeated each year, the first year birds learn
> a more western route as they head south. All hawkwatch data is available
> on hawkcount dot org. So there is your parallel, six months apart.
> Weather
> DOES move birds.
> Best always
> Mike Warner
> Wilton CT.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of
> Jory
> Teltser via CTBirds
> Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:46 PM
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
>
> About four weeks ago, we had a mini influx of Orange-crowned Warblers in
> the
> state (Westport, Fairfield, and one other I think). I began thinking about
> why, all of a sudden, this species was showing up in CT. After having an
> interesting discussion with Preston Lust, we concluded that this spring
> would produce an unusual number of birds that migrate in vast majority on
> the midwest flyway. Since then, this theory has been supported time and
> again.
>
> Starting in the state of CT, we have had five Clay-colored Sparrows, 4-6
> Orange-Crowned Warblers, HUGE numbers of Bay-breasted, Cape May and
> Tennessee Warblers, six (plus) Blue Grosbeaks, and other interesting birds
> such as Dicksissel and Wilson's Phalarope. Moving outside of the state and
> into the surrounding region, Cape May, NJ, is being bombarded with
> Dickcissels and New York, New York is having (arguably) one of the best
> years (warbler wise at least, with the highlight being a Kirtland's
> Warbler,
> a Great Plains flyway migrant) it's seen in years (29sp of warbler last
> weekend alone!). I could continue the list, but I think I've made my point;
> unlike last year, many birds are favoring the Atlantic Flyway over the
> Midwest Flyway.
>
> I am not the only person who has noticed this. I saw a recent eBird
> checklist by Andrew Farnsworth, and he noted a similar phenomenon in
> reference to large numbers of warblers showing up in great diversity.
>
> Last year, repeated strong easterly winds pushed birds to the Midwest. In
> the coming weeks, I would suspect other mid and long range migrants that
> tend to migrate in highest numbers in the midwest to show up in CT. Some
> birds that come to mind are Franklin's Gull, Lark Bunting,
> Chestnut-collared
> Longspur, Brewer's Sparrow, and Connecticut Warbler, among other species.
>
> I plan to research what weather patterns actually did cause a shift in the
> flyways, but my running theory is that cold fronts from the Canadian
> Rockies
> squeezed birds into the Gulf Coast, and around the Appalachians, and then
> up
> through the East Coast.
>
> As with the weather today, it is not entirely surprising that a (likely)
> Ruff was found today. Not only are we getting easterly winds in CT today,
> but the blast of east winds continues across the Atlantic, to approximently
> the place where Ruffs are migrating at this time of year.
>
> Tomorrow looks interesting to say the least. I am predicting a potential
> wave of migrants in the wake of this storm. Who knows, maybe the
> Magnificent
> Frigatebird that was seen in Cape May, NJ a couple days ago will turn up in
> CT!
>
> Remember, please take this with a grain of salt; I can't foresee the
> future,
> I can only make educated guesses as to what may happen.
>
>
> Good birding,
>
> Jory Teltser:
> President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
> Aspetuck Land Trust Westport *Check out the Connecticut Young Birders
> Blog!*
> https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
> --
> Jory Teltser:
> President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
> Aspetuck Land Trust Westport *Check out the Connecticut Young Birders
> Blog!*
> https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
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>
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Date: 5/19/18 11:51 pm
From: mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (no subject)
http://change.dacsmore.com
Mary Mushinsky
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Date: 5/19/18 7:49 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
Jory,

Excellent analysis of weather moving birds. This Spring, those who
enjoy warblers are having a field day in this state, much to their delight.
Very likely your theory will stand the test of time and more so if the
weather patterns are repeated next year, but that is Part 1. Part 2 is the
first year birds flying north for the first time are being imprinted with a
new northern migratory route, tracking more to the east than parental
imprinting. For all birds, avoiding low pressure systems is a matter of
survival. High winds can be injurious and hunting for food in a rain storm
is near impossible. Each Fall, raptors moving southward are forced to avoid
the same systems.
At the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch, we have drawn a theory that lower
Broad-winged numbers directly coincide with the number of coastal low
pressure systems (and hurricanes) moving up the coast particularly in
September and October. Those birds and others, are forced or just move more
inland to avoid the storms. Repeated each year, the first year birds learn
a more western route as they head south. All hawkwatch data is available
on hawkcount dot org. So there is your parallel, six months apart. Weather
DOES move birds.
Best always
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Jory
Teltser via CTBirds
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:46 PM
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds

About four weeks ago, we had a mini influx of Orange-crowned Warblers in the
state (Westport, Fairfield, and one other I think). I began thinking about
why, all of a sudden, this species was showing up in CT. After having an
interesting discussion with Preston Lust, we concluded that this spring
would produce an unusual number of birds that migrate in vast majority on
the midwest flyway. Since then, this theory has been supported time and
again.

Starting in the state of CT, we have had five Clay-colored Sparrows, 4-6
Orange-Crowned Warblers, HUGE numbers of Bay-breasted, Cape May and
Tennessee Warblers, six (plus) Blue Grosbeaks, and other interesting birds
such as Dicksissel and Wilson's Phalarope. Moving outside of the state and
into the surrounding region, Cape May, NJ, is being bombarded with
Dickcissels and New York, New York is having (arguably) one of the best
years (warbler wise at least, with the highlight being a Kirtland's Warbler,
a Great Plains flyway migrant) it's seen in years (29sp of warbler last
weekend alone!). I could continue the list, but I think I've made my point;
unlike last year, many birds are favoring the Atlantic Flyway over the
Midwest Flyway.

I am not the only person who has noticed this. I saw a recent eBird
checklist by Andrew Farnsworth, and he noted a similar phenomenon in
reference to large numbers of warblers showing up in great diversity.

Last year, repeated strong easterly winds pushed birds to the Midwest. In
the coming weeks, I would suspect other mid and long range migrants that
tend to migrate in highest numbers in the midwest to show up in CT. Some
birds that come to mind are Franklin's Gull, Lark Bunting, Chestnut-collared
Longspur, Brewer's Sparrow, and Connecticut Warbler, among other species.

I plan to research what weather patterns actually did cause a shift in the
flyways, but my running theory is that cold fronts from the Canadian Rockies
squeezed birds into the Gulf Coast, and around the Appalachians, and then up
through the East Coast.

As with the weather today, it is not entirely surprising that a (likely)
Ruff was found today. Not only are we getting easterly winds in CT today,
but the blast of east winds continues across the Atlantic, to approximently
the place where Ruffs are migrating at this time of year.

Tomorrow looks interesting to say the least. I am predicting a potential
wave of migrants in the wake of this storm. Who knows, maybe the Magnificent
Frigatebird that was seen in Cape May, NJ a couple days ago will turn up in
CT!

Remember, please take this with a grain of salt; I can't foresee the future,
I can only make educated guesses as to what may happen.


Good birding,

Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust Westport *Check out the Connecticut Young Birders Blog!*
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Date: 5/19/18 3:46 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Note on the Weather and Birds
About four weeks ago, we had a mini influx of Orange-crowned Warblers in
the state (Westport, Fairfield, and one other I think). I began thinking
about why, all of a sudden, this species was showing up in CT. After having
an interesting discussion with Preston Lust, we concluded that this spring
would produce an unusual number of birds that migrate in vast majority on
the midwest flyway. Since then, this theory has been supported time and
again.

Starting in the state of CT, we have had five Clay-colored Sparrows, 4-6
Orange-Crowned Warblers, HUGE numbers of Bay-breasted, Cape May and
Tennessee Warblers, six (plus) Blue Grosbeaks, and other interesting birds
such as Dicksissel and Wilson's Phalarope. Moving outside of the state and
into the surrounding region, Cape May, NJ, is being bombarded with
Dickcissels and New York, New York is having (arguably) one of the best
years (warbler wise at least, with the highlight being a Kirtland's
Warbler, a Great Plains flyway migrant) it's seen in years (29sp of warbler
last weekend alone!). I could continue the list, but I think I've made my
point; unlike last year, many birds are favoring the Atlantic Flyway over
the Midwest Flyway.

I am not the only person who has noticed this. I saw a recent eBird
checklist by Andrew Farnsworth, and he noted a similar phenomenon in
reference to large numbers of warblers showing up in great diversity.

Last year, repeated strong easterly winds pushed birds to the Midwest. In
the coming weeks, I would suspect other mid and long range migrants that
tend to migrate in highest numbers in the midwest to show up in CT. Some
birds that come to mind are Franklin's Gull, Lark Bunting,
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Brewer's Sparrow, and Connecticut Warbler,
among other species.

I plan to research what weather patterns actually did cause a shift in the
flyways, but my running theory is that cold fronts from the Canadian
Rockies squeezed birds into the Gulf Coast, and around the Appalachians,
and then up through the East Coast.

As with the weather today, it is not entirely surprising that a (likely)
Ruff was found today. Not only are we getting easterly winds in CT today,
but the blast of east winds continues across the Atlantic, to approximently
the place where Ruffs are migrating at this time of year.

Tomorrow looks interesting to say the least. I am predicting a potential
wave of migrants in the wake of this storm. Who knows, maybe the
Magnificent Frigatebird that was seen in Cape May, NJ a couple days ago
will turn up in CT!

Remember, please take this with a grain of salt; I can't foresee the
future, I can only make educated guesses as to what may happen.


Good birding,

Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
*Check out the Connecticut Young Birders Blog!*
https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
--
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President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
*Check out the Connecticut Young Birders Blog!*
https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
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Date: 5/19/18 12:42 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC trip to River Road, Kent tomorrow May 20 is cancelled
Hi All
Due to the prediction for thunderstorms tomorrow morning into the afternoon I am going to have to cancel tomorrows planned trip to River Road, Kent.
Bill Batsford
NHBC Outdoor Program Coordinator
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Date: 5/19/18 9:28 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt Ruff details
Details from Chandler Wiegand: seen this morning about an hour ago from the
tip of the of the sandbar, looking into the marsh (not the tern nesting
bar, but the main bar which the platform is on, and also the private road).

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 5/19/18 9:23 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruff at Milford Point
Found by Chandler. No further details.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 5/19/18 8:12 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No luck with Kentucky
Typing in the rain and it sent prematurely. Purple Sandpipers the other highlight from
Waterford.

Patrick Comins

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> On May 19, 2018, at 11:09 AM, Patrick Comins <pcomins...> wrote:
>
> No luck with the Kentucky nor the Nashville at Bluff Point. There was a fairly good assemblage of warblers along the trail by the hot corner, including Bay-Breasted and Blackburnian.
>
> The young drake King Eider Continues at Waterford Beach along with the Black Scoter and several Ouro
>
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Date: 5/19/18 8:11 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Clinton
There is a White-faced Ibis with 25 Glossy at Indian River Cemetery in Clinton.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 5/19/18 8:09 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No luck with Kentucky
No luck with the Kentucky nor the Nashville at Bluff Point. There was a fairly good assemblage of warblers along the trail by the hot corner, including Bay-Breasted and Blackburnian.

The young drake King Eider Continues at Waterford Beach along with the Black Scoter and several Ouro

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Date: 5/19/18 7:56 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mystic warblers
Bluff Point (Groton,CT) was likewise 'dripping with warblers this soggy
morning with multiple blackburnian, bay-breasted, black-throated blue, a
blackpoll, Tennessee, etc. Neither I nor another birder were able to locate
the Kentucky.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> My yard is dripping with warblers. Nothing too uncommon beyond a
> Bay-breasted Warbler, and they seem to be everywhere this spring. Lots of
> Northern Parula and Magnolia Warblers. A handful of Yellow-rumped Warblers
> are getting on the later side. This has been the best spring in my yard
> since I moved back here seventeen years ago. Southeastern Connecticut
> tends to lag behind the rest of the state in spring migration, though we
> make up for it in the fall.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
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Date: 5/19/18 7:25 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystic warblers
My yard is dripping with warblers.  Nothing too uncommon beyond a Bay-breasted Warbler, and they seem to be everywhere this spring.  Lots of Northern Parula and Magnolia Warblers.  A handful of Yellow-rumped Warblers are getting on the later side.  This has been the best spring in my yard since I moved back here seventeen years ago.  Southeastern Connecticut tends to lag behind the rest of the state in spring migration, though we make up for it in the fall.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 5/19/18 7:18 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Whimbrel
Hammonasset beach state park in Madison. Whimbrel in the marsh by Cedar Island. Walk out Cedar Island Trail to foot bridge, look down channel on your right, bird feeding in mud along channel edge.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 5/19/18 7:05 am
From: suzanne Fitch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] birds in my yard Roxbury
yesterday female oriole gathering nesting material—fiber off jute twine
Nashville warbler
2 pairs red breasted grosbeaks consistently at feeders—believe nesting on property
today indigo bunting

Sue Fitch

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Date: 5/19/18 6:27 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] off topic - David Baade's funeral service
Hi All,
For all of Renees friends, her husband Davids service will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 AM at St Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Ct
Bill Batsford
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Date: 5/19/18 5:44 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SPAM WARNING - CTBirds List
Twice in the last couple of days dangerous spam has been distributed on the CTBirds list. The Subjects were blank (though that will not always be the case) and the contents were just a link.  NEVER TRUST SUCH A MESSAGE!  NEVER FOLLOW SUCH A LINK!
I have no magic answer for keeping such messages off CTBirds.
We all have to be careful when reading email.  DO NOT FOLLOW QUESTIONABLE LINKS!
Please be careful out there.
Good birding!

Roy HarveyCTBirds Admin/ModeratorBeacon Falls, CT
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