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2/25/24 1:35 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Island marsh Guilford
2/25/24 11:07 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grackles
2/25/24 7:44 am ftholloway--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow
2/25/24 7:36 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at old tavern rd park
2/24/24 8:53 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cedar Waxwings
2/24/24 7:37 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at old tavern rd park
2/22/24 3:49 pm Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Volunteers Needed for Shorebird Monitoring 2024
2/22/24 3:26 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds
2/22/24 3:07 pm ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird of prey pellet?
2/22/24 2:29 pm Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Highlights
2/22/24 12:08 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] brief stops in Orange
2/21/24 2:08 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood Duck, Gaylordsville
2/21/24 11:03 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coastal Center
2/21/24 10:36 am JEFFREY KOHAN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shrike YES Miller Road 12:30-12-50
2/21/24 9:59 am Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] YB Sapsuckers in Guilford
2/21/24 7:53 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Middlefield Shrike — YES
2/21/24 4:46 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull
2/20/24 9:24 am ed3max--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shrike & Meadowlarks
2/20/24 8:51 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The Connecticut Audubon Society- Osprey Nation Coordinator
2/20/24 6:52 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norther Shrike Middlefield?
2/19/24 3:20 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New COA cap available at Annual Meeting March 9
2/19/24 1:42 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Island marsh, Guilford
2/19/24 11:10 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/19/24 7:07 am ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black headed gull
2/19/24 7:05 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield
2/18/24 1:26 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Island, marsh, Guilford
2/18/24 7:21 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/17/24 5:34 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: GBBC Alert
2/17/24 4:56 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GBBC Alert
2/17/24 12:35 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown Thrasher
2/16/24 5:35 pm James Leone via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thanks Linda!
2/16/24 9:56 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/16/24 8:35 am Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Congratulations James Leone!
2/16/24 5:52 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fire Sale of The Connecticut Warbler back issues
2/15/24 4:43 pm Christopher Grice via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlarks back at White's Farm Open Space, Durham
2/15/24 2:04 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January correction
2/15/24 6:57 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/14/24 6:23 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January of Birding
2/14/24 10:52 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coastal Center
2/13/24 2:09 pm Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon "Tanzania Birds" TONIGHT - ZOOM ONLY - 2/13
2/13/24 12:07 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding With Your Phone Workshop 3-2-2024
2/13/24 5:11 am C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: RFI Tagged Herring Gull
2/13/24 5:07 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RFI Tagged Herring Gull
2/12/24 3:51 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WCBC mtg Feb.15 - Wildlife photography
2/12/24 3:48 pm t.zissu--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WOODBURY SIGHTING ON FEB. 10TH
2/12/24 9:22 am Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sunrise Birding supports COA Annual Meeting
2/12/24 6:04 am ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Konolds pond Woodbridge?
2/12/24 5:54 am Molly Zahn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Konolds pond Woodbridge?
2/12/24 5:53 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow geese settlers park Southbury
2/12/24 5:34 am Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Konolds pond Woodbridge?
2/12/24 4:06 am ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Konolds pond Woodbridge?
2/11/24 5:26 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cos Cob Rufous Hummingbird yes
2/11/24 12:07 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] From the Deck!!
2/11/24 10:45 am Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White Farm Durham
2/11/24 10:12 am Bruce Finnan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: SNGO
2/11/24 9:43 am David Mathieu via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler Yes
2/11/24 8:37 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull
2/11/24 7:41 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck in East Haven
2/11/24 7:30 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Redhead pair. Savin Lake, Lebanon
2/11/24 7:24 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SNGO
2/11/24 7:20 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SNGO
2/11/24 6:38 am Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike' yes
2/10/24 12:15 pm John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cheshire RS Hawk courting
2/10/24 7:53 am John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/10/24 7:36 am Shori Velles via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Redhead pair. Savin Lake, Lebanon
2/10/24 6:35 am Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Backyard area
2/10/24 6:21 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redheads continuing Savin Lake Lebanon
2/10/24 6:11 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/10/24 5:29 am Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike Durham
2/10/24 5:09 am Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/10/24 3:39 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: courting Cooper's
2/9/24 4:21 pm ed3max--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike
2/9/24 3:31 pm ftholloway--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Mckinney Wildlife Refuge Salt Meadow Unit, Westbrook
2/9/24 3:26 pm Jeff Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Crowned Kinglets- aFairfield
2/9/24 2:58 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] courting Cooper's
2/9/24 12:46 pm ed3max--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike location
2/9/24 11:28 am Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Knox Preserve Stonington
2/9/24 11:15 am ftholloway--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mckinney salt marsh, westbrook
2/9/24 10:53 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redhead pair. Savin Lake, Lebanon
2/9/24 8:14 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler reported 2/9
2/9/24 8:04 am Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler Knox Preserve Stonington
2/9/24 6:42 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common (Kam) Gull
2/8/24 9:40 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Reminder: COA welcomes suggestions and comments on CT state parks
2/8/24 7:18 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Old tavern rd park, orange.
2/8/24 5:48 am Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Harlequin continues plus
2/7/24 8:50 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: PBS Nature: Flyways - excellent!
2/7/24 6:42 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] PBS Nature: Flyways - excellent!
2/7/24 6:07 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Februrary pics
2/7/24 11:52 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coastal Center
2/7/24 7:34 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
2/7/24 7:09 am Joan Meek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
2/7/24 7:03 am JEFFREY KOHAN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shrike yes
2/6/24 6:37 pm Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mega Bowl VIII Results
2/6/24 4:22 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Turkey Vulture in New Milford !
2/6/24 1:58 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/6/24 1:46 pm Gabrielle Bugden via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Northern Shrike - No- Miller Road marsh
2/6/24 12:40 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] North Granby -- Belted Queenfisher
2/6/24 11:12 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond- 2:05pm
2/6/24 10:24 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/6/24 10:12 am Elizabeth Jaffin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/6/24 9:44 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/6/24 8:40 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/6/24 5:30 am Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting Registration is open
2/6/24 4:14 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike - Middlefield
2/5/24 6:28 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/5/24 6:08 pm Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/5/24 6:06 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
2/5/24 5:08 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Miller Road and shrikes
2/5/24 1:15 pm William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood ducks konolds pond Woodbridge
2/5/24 10:30 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 4 snow geese at Hammo
2/5/24 9:24 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ringnecked Ducks Woodbury
2/5/24 7:13 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow Hop Brook Lake Middlebury
2/5/24 5:31 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hurt duck
2/5/24 5:09 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike continues
2/4/24 8:12 pm Matthew Bell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers
2/4/24 4:34 pm Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers
2/4/24 4:06 pm Nancy Meyer-Lustman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hurt duck
2/4/24 12:00 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
2/4/24 11:42 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Semipalmated Plovers predator evasion strategy
2/4/24 9:45 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
2/4/24 8:18 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at old tavern rd park pond
2/4/24 5:35 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler Yes
2/3/24 12:50 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Durham Shrike
2/3/24 12:20 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Old tavern rd park, orange
2/3/24 6:42 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shoveler male
2/3/24 6:01 am Gabrielle Bugden via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lesser Scaup, Amston Lake
2/3/24 3:35 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: A bully is disrupting pease in my yard
2/2/24 1:55 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater white fronted goose
2/2/24 1:40 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater white fronted and at Crosby pond, orange
2/2/24 9:08 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A Bully is disrupting the peace in my yard
2/2/24 7:54 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brief stops in Orange
2/2/24 7:22 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Harlequin Drake
2/1/24 7:15 pm sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Colchester visitors
2/1/24 6:50 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Island Marsh Guilford
2/1/24 5:30 pm sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester visitors
2/1/24 12:49 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 50 Years of Project Puffin - LHAS Meeting Feb. 5
2/1/24 12:15 pm Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle Plainville
2/1/24 10:05 am David Carey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: rufous sided towhee
2/1/24 8:49 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA welcomes comments on CT state parks
2/1/24 7:50 am George Wallace via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Salisbury Big January
2/1/24 7:33 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Off the Deck
2/1/24 4:09 am Judy Richardson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Congratulations Aidan Kiley
2/1/24 3:26 am Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Congratulations Aidan Kiley
2/1/24 3:22 am Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Congratulations David Mathieu
1/31/24 3:34 pm Allison Black via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Reminder: COA Wild Goose Chase Zoom Tomorrow 2/1
1/31/24 12:37 pm Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Harlequin Duck continues plus Goldeneyes
1/31/24 12:27 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrow‘s Goldeneye: fishing pier, Nathan Hale Park
1/31/24 11:22 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coastal Center
1/31/24 7:41 am DENNIS MAIN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit warbler
1/31/24 7:32 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Hermit warbler
1/31/24 6:41 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Siskins Woodbury
1/31/24 6:22 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond, orange
1/31/24 5:51 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Tavern Rd park, Orange
1/31/24 5:13 am ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hermit warbler
1/30/24 2:40 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Stonington HERMIT WARBLER
1/30/24 1:14 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington HERMIT WARBLER
1/30/24 1:05 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early Chipping Sparrow
1/30/24 7:11 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Crosby pond
1/30/24 6:46 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Goose at Old tavern park
1/30/24 6:43 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cedar Waxwings
1/29/24 4:44 pm Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mega Bowl
1/29/24 12:05 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shrike at Durham/Middlefield (January 29)
1/29/24 6:26 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater white fronted goose—yes
1/29/24 6:12 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] rufous sided towhee
1/29/24 5:13 am Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA supports Mega Bowl
1/28/24 7:02 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January Update
1/27/24 8:52 am Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shovelers and Wood Duck on pond behind Whitney Center
1/27/24 7:24 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow buntings, Horned larks Long Beach
1/27/24 6:56 am Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red shouldered hawks
1/26/24 12:50 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Pintails Watertown
 
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Date: 2/25/24 1:35 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Island marsh Guilford
American black duck, Mallard, Greenwing Teal, Gadwall, Redbreasted Merganser, Hooded Merganser, American Widegon, Northern Pintail Tom Kelly Guilford 

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Date: 2/25/24 11:07 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grackles

New Haven, CT
!,000s of grackles fling over RTE 80 at corner of Quinnipiac Ave RTE 103 this morning
at between 6 - 630 am and I mean 1,000s of them. Must have been a good migration
over night north.
Ralph Amodei

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Date: 2/25/24 7:44 am
From: ftholloway--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow
2/25-9:45am, McKinney Wildlife Refuge, WestBrook, Fox Sparrow seen in same general area as reported on 2/9: perpendicular spur off the main meadow trail, marked by blue-topped pole.Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison

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Date: 2/25/24 7:36 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at old tavern rd park
2/25. Orange. 10:30am.
Old tavern rd park/ GWF goose feeding in first field on left as you drive in, with about 200 Canada geese.
Bev propen, orange

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Date: 2/24/24 8:53 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cedar Waxwings
2/24 my garden - 7 Cedar Waxwings feeding on privet berries, a couple with red tips, most none (1st year birds?).  Fluffed up in stiff cold breeze
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 2/24/24 7:37 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at old tavern rd park
2/24. Orange. 10:30am. Greater white fronted goose at old tavern rd park in pond with about 160 Canada geese, mallards & gadwalls.
Bev Propen, orange

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Date: 2/22/24 3:49 pm
From: Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Volunteers Needed for Shorebird Monitoring 2024
*Volunteers Needed for Shorebird Monitoring 2024*

*The thirteenth season of the incredibly successful Audubon Alliance for
Coastal Waterbirds invites new and returning volunteers to make a big
impact in 2024*

The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds (AAfCW) and the CT Department
of Energy and Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division, invite you to
make a difference for threatened birds at the beach as an official
volunteer monitor. This stewardship effort is focused on Piping Plovers,
American Oystercatchers, Least Terns, and Common Terns at beaches statewide
from April through August.

Atlantic Coast populations of beach-nesting birds return to the Connecticut
coast beginning in March from their wintering grounds, as far as the
Caribbean. The cryptic nests of these birds are extremely susceptible to
human disturbance, predation, and tidal washouts. To enhance the survival
and productivity of Connecticut’s beach-nesting birds, volunteers monitor
at locations across the state to observe shorebirds, record and report
nesting data, and spread a “share the shore” philosophy encouraging
positive actions everyone can take to help these birds successfully raise
their young.

Training and orientation sessions will be held via Zoom webinars for new
volunteers on March 26th from 6:30-8:00 pm and returning volunteers on
March 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. During the sessions, volunteers will learn
about the biology of the Piping Plover, Least Tern, and American
Oystercatcher, how to monitor breeding pairs and chicks, volunteer
organization and logistics, and law enforcement information. Virtual
attendance by everyone planning to join us for the 2024 season is important
to discuss the birds. For more information on the training sessions, please
email the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds at <ctwaterbirds...>
.

This training session is co-sponsored by the Audubon Alliance for Coastal
Waterbirds (Audubon Connecticut, the Connecticut Audubon Society, The
Nature Conservancy), and the Connecticut Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division.

--
Scott Kruitbosch
Photographer, Noella & Scott Photography
www.noellaandscott.com | <kbosch...>

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Date: 2/22/24 3:26 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds


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This afternoon seen along Miller Road in Middlefield about a dozen Rusty Blackbirds.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks



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Date: 2/22/24 3:07 pm
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird of prey pellet?
A visit to pleasure Beach today I came upon a pile of bird droppings 3/8" high and pellets over 10. Can a bird be ld by them? Not by looking but by lab testing they were small pellets as far as I can tell all rodent, the droppings still looked not that old but dried. Should have sent this out earlier. Ed bailey Monroe 

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Date: 2/22/24 2:29 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Highlights

We spent the morning at Hammonasset SP in Madison today. The most notable observation was that there were numerous gulls (mostly Ring-billed) plankton feeding on the surface of the LI Sound near the shore. Seems a bit early for this phenomenon, but it will probably begin in earnest when the weather gets warmer after Saturday. There were lots of other early signs of spring. Notable species observations included a Razorbill and two Black Scoter off the end of the Moraine Trail, 4 Killdeer near the beginning of the Willards Island trail and the continuing over-wintering Great Egret in the boulder pond.

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,
Woodbridge
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Date: 2/22/24 12:08 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] brief stops in Orange
2/22 Orange. While doing my errands, I stopped briefly at Old Tavern Rd
park, Crosby Pond and Indian Lake. No sign of the Greater white fronted
goose in the usual locations since Monday, although there are several farm
fields around town where it could be.
As I arrived at Crosby Pond , 95 Canada Geese flew in, the female Northern
Shoveler is still there and 10 mallards.
At Indian Lake, lots of Ring billed gulls kept flying in and landing on
the lake, along with 2 Greater black backed gulls, the 2 Mute swans, and a
Turkey vulture soaring overhead.
Full report on Ebird.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 2/21/24 2:08 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood Duck, Gaylordsville
Mud Pond, Gaylordsville (village in northern New Milford) - male Wood Duck in fine plumage (early here?).Also my garden in New Milford - Yellow-bellied sapsucker newly arrived.  Yesterday male Purple Finch and still 2 robins in the swamp.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 2/21/24 11:03 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coastal Center
2/21/2024 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center. 10am-1PM high
tide receding, 38F, overcast.
Lots of visitors today- families enjoying Franklin the turtle.
On the marsh: (viewed from windows inside bldg. with bins & scopes) 115
Canada geese as the tide was receding, 37 American Black ducks, 4 Gadwalls,
6 Buffleheads actively diving, 2 American Wigeons, 9 Ring billed gulls, 1
Great black backed gull, 3 Mute swans, 2 Common loons (a bit farther
out), 7 Green winged teal, 4 Red breasted mergansers-skimming surface of
the water with their bills and one of them caught something (1 male, 3
Female).
On grounds & feeders: 8 Mourning doves, 6 House finches (1 with eye
disease, 1 orange coloration), 3 White throated sparrows, 3 Song sparrows,
12 House sparrows, 4 Cardinals (2M, 2 F).
On the way home, I stopped at Crosby Pond & Old Tavern Rd park- with no
sign of the Greater white fronted goose.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 2/21/24 10:36 am
From: JEFFREY KOHAN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shrike YES Miller Road 12:30-12-50
Seen in east marsh. Perched in mid-tree about 50 feet into marsh. Crippling views as Chuck I would say. Scanned marsh for about 20 minutes and then dropped straight down. Go to "Road may flood' sign and look straight into marsh or follow my footprints in snow. Have photos of course! New perch perhaps?
Saw earlier from rt 147 with Connor and John but returned after looking at 7 Meadowlarks at Durham Fairgrounds. Seen with Ed, Scott and Sylvia.
Jeff KohanWallingford

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Date: 2/21/24 9:59 am
From: Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] YB Sapsuckers in Guilford
This morning I watched 2 adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers fly from the
base of a tree in our back woods to a patch of exposed lawn under a table
feeder where they snacked on seed. Unusual to see them on the ground at
seed; sapsuckers usually visit our winterberries for fruit in late fall,
then occasionally suet. Five weeks ago I saw 2 juveniles chase each other
through the woods.

Cindi Kobak, Guilford


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Date: 2/21/24 7:53 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Middlefield Shrike — YES
In marsh preening, viewed from Durham Rd 10:00-10:30 am.

Connor Hogan, Simsbury
John Weeks, North Granby


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Date: 2/21/24 4:46 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull
2/21 Stamford Black-headed Gull Czescik Marina. Harbor Dr
Patrick Dugan
Stamford
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Date: 2/20/24 9:24 am
From: ed3max--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shrike & Meadowlarks
Shrike Miller rd Middlefield,across from golf courseMeadow L at Durham Meadows by airplane field


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Date: 2/20/24 8:51 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The Connecticut Audubon Society- Osprey Nation Coordinator
Hey, folks! I wanted to let everyone know about a job opportunity that we
just posted on our website. In this position, you will get to interact with
a tremendous group of passionate and dedicated community scientists and
manage valuable data collected throughout the breeding season. These data
help in protecting important resources to ensure the continued success of
this amazing species. Click on the link for additional information and
please email <osprey...> with any resumes or questions.

https://www.ctaudubon.org/2023/01/seasonal-osprey-steward-coordinator/

We look forward to working with you!

Best,

Stefan Martin
Conservation Manager
The Connecticut Audubon Society

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Date: 2/20/24 6:52 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norther Shrike Middlefield?
Just curious if there's been any sightings of the Northern Shrike in Middlefield? 
Thanks all.
Sean MilnesAndover, CT

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Date: 2/19/24 3:20 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New COA cap available at Annual Meeting March 9
Want another reason to attend the COA Annual Meeting?
The brand new Connecticut Ornithological Association cap will be available
in time for the COA Annual Meeting on March 9. Featuring the new logo
designed by Julian Hough, this is a quality offering exclusively from COA.
Crafted from 100% cotton twill, garment washed, pigment dyed, it sports a
khaki crown with a choice of contrasting green, blue or gray brim and
button. Supplies are limited and it will be available as cash and carry
only.
Learn more about the cap at https://www.ctbirding.org/new-coa-cap/
For more on the Annual Meeting, see
https://www.ctbirding.org/events/annual-meeting/

--
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Date: 2/19/24 1:42 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Island marsh, Guilford
American black duck, mallard, American goldeneye, red breasted Merganser, hooded merganser,American widgeon, Greenwing teal,  Northern pintail, Gadwall and one Northern Shoveler Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 2/19/24 11:10 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/18. 2:08 pm. Orange. Crosby pond. Greater white fronted goose still present in with 22 Canada geese & mallards.
Bev propen, orange.

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Date: 2/19/24 7:07 am
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black headed gull
At czecik marina Stamford 10:06Ed bailey Monroe 

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Date: 2/19/24 7:05 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield
Continuing bird, at 10:00 am Monday. Behind the pollinator garden.

John Weeks (North Granby)
Connor Hogan (Simsbury)


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Date: 2/18/24 1:26 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Island, marsh, Guilford
3 PM from Shell Beach Road most American widgeon I’ve ever seen at one time in there, 60+ also seen Northern Pintail American black duck gadwall Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 2/18/24 7:21 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/18. 10:10am. Crosby pond, orange. Greater white fronted goose in with about 170 Canada geese. Actively feeding in sections of pond that aren’t frozen . Northern shoveler present also.
Bev propen, orange

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Date: 2/17/24 5:34 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: GBBC Alert
Thanks Chuck. It's also worth noting that eBird alerts are designed to go
out immediately before reviewers have a chance to verify them. This is so
there is no chance that really significant legitimate rarities don't stay
under wraps while verification is being sought. So anyone who signs up for
alerts needs to understand this dynamic. As an alert recipient you have to
decide if you want to take a chance on seeking something without additional
details. And of course as Chuck notes, the GBBC is significantly prone to
generating incorrect reports.

Greg Hanisek

On Sat, Feb 17, 2024 at 7:56 PM Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I didn’t see a post from our eBird reviewers, so I thought I should
> mention it: This is the great backyard bird count weekend.
>
> Since many inexperienced birders are entering eBird reports, there are
> quite a few outrageous birds being ‘seen’ at feeders this weekend. Those
> of us receiving rare bird alerts from eBird should be aware that the
> reports come through before our reviewers have had a chance to check them
> out and discuss sightings details with observers. Greg H. and Aidan K.
> work hard to ensure that our eBird data is accurate!
>
> When reading these unreviewed reports remember that we all started out not
> knowing much. :)
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> CT Birds Moderator
> Madison
>
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Date: 2/17/24 4:56 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GBBC Alert
I didn’t see a post from our eBird reviewers, so I thought I should mention it: This is the great backyard bird count weekend.

Since many inexperienced birders are entering eBird reports, there are quite a few outrageous birds being ‘seen’ at feeders this weekend. Those of us receiving rare bird alerts from eBird should be aware that the reports come through before our reviewers have had a chance to check them out and discuss sightings details with observers. Greg H. and Aidan K. work hard to ensure that our eBird data is accurate!

When reading these unreviewed reports remember that we all started out not knowing much. :)

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
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Date: 2/17/24 12:35 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown Thrasher
The bird feeders were busy today given the recent snow. I was surprised to see a Brown Thrasher at the suet feeder today. That’s a first for me.

Jack Swatt

Colchester

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Date: 2/16/24 5:35 pm
From: James Leone via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks Linda!
Hi all,

I certainly did not expect to see my name on the listserv today, but I appreciate the kudos!

My high position on the World Top 100 is largely the result of an amazing trip to Ecuador last month. The birding there is incredible, and I highly recommend it to anybody with the interest and means to travel.

I doubt I’ll be up there much longer, but I’m proud to represent CT while it lasts!

Good birding,

James Leone
Darien

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Date: 2/16/24 9:56 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/16. Orange. 12:50pm. GWF goose at Crosby pond in with about 150 Canada geese, 8 mallards, 1 northern shoveler .
Bev Propen. Orange.

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Date: 2/16/24 8:35 am
From: Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congratulations James Leone!
Just thought you'all would like to know that our James Leone is number 13
in the WORLD on eBird for 2024 ...Congratulations James!!! ..Keep it up :)

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Date: 2/16/24 5:52 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fire Sale of The Connecticut Warbler back issues
Dear Friends of COA,

We are having a Fire Sale of back issues of The Connecticut Warbler. The inventory of surplus copies of TCW has exceeded its storage capacity. Consequently, we are offering back issues at the bargain basement price of $1.00 per copy.

To obtain one or more copies for your personal collection, please send via email (see below) a list of issues you are requesting, including Month and Year of publication and Volume/Number of each issue.

We will have your requested issues of The Connecticut Warbler at the COA Annual Meeting, to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Connecticut State Community College, Middlesex (formerly known as Middlesex Community College). Please bring the appropriate dollar amount for payment for your copies.

NO REQUESTED ISSUES WILL BE MAILED OUT. They are available only for pick up at the annual meeting.

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Date: 2/15/24 4:43 pm
From: Christopher Grice via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlarks back at White's Farm Open Space, Durham
Group of 6-7 Eastern Meadowlarks back in the open field next to the
fairgrounds. They seem to prefer the snow covered field, as they
disappeared for awhile prior to the snowstorm. They dig with their clawed
feet in the grass and snow, apparently looking for insects. Photos obtained
but they try to avoid humans by flying to the far end of the field when
approached within 75-100 yards!

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Date: 2/15/24 2:04 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January correction
Oops! I somehow had the wrong total for Jamie Meyers recorded for our Hartford County Big January. He's still the overall winner, but with 106 species instead of 110. Still amazing!

Sarah

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Date: 2/15/24 6:57 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond
2/15. Orange/ 9:50am. Crosby pond.
GWF goose In with about 200 Canada geese, 12 mallards.
Bev Propen, orange

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Date: 2/14/24 6:23 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January of Birding
Dear CT Birders,

It is with true delight that I am sending out the Hartford Audubon Big January of Birding results for Hartford County. We had 32 adults meet the number of species to win our certificate, and two teens! Congratulations to all. Special congrats to teen winner Sophie Chen, who wrote "I had 4 lifers over the course of January, including my last unique species of the month!". So exciting. Finding birds in January is a challenge for the best of us. I hope everyone had fun - I know I did. The certificates will be mailed out as soon as I can get them done.

As for the overall winner, there was some real competition this year, and for that I feel a little guilty -- it's not supposed to be overly competitive, and yet somehow we all are out seeking more birds. Congratulations once again to our amazing "bird whisperer" Jamie Meyers -- 110 species! And congratulations too to Deb Bishop for 103, Susan Gowen for 98, Connor Hogan for 95, and Maggie Peretto for 94. Breaking 90 in Hartford County is abolutely amazing.

Thanks for participating, everyone!

Sarah Faulkner

1

Jamie Meyers

110

2

Debbie Bishop

103

3

Susan Gowen https://ebird.org/profile/NjcwMDIz/US-CT-003

98

4

Connor Hogan https://ebird.org/profile/MTI1OTczNw/US-CT-003

95

5

Maggie peretto https://ebird.org/profile/MTM0MjQw/US-CT-003

94

6

Jay Kaplan

84

7

John Weeks

82

8

Annette Pasek

74

9

Joan Heffernan https://ebird.org/profile/MTAzMTA2NA/US-CT-003

71

10

Thomas Heffernan https://ebird.org/profile/MjA4NzQ3OA/US-CT-003

71

11

Barry Marsh https://ebird.org/profile/MjE0NDU3Nw/US-CT-003

70

12

Jeff Fengler https://ebird.org/profile/MTU0MzQ1OA/US-CT-003

70

13

Austin Loewen https://ebird.org/profile/Mjc4ODY3/US-CT-003

70

14

Brian Toal

68

15

Audrey Staropoli https://ebird.org/profile/MTQwNDYzOA/US-CT-003

67

16

Sarah Faulkner https://ebird.org/profile/MjM4NTYy/US-CT-003

65

17

William Kelly https://ebird.org/profile/MjA2MzQyNw/US-CT-003

64

18

Christine Chinni

64

19

Amy Burlingame https://ebird.org/profile/MzA5ODAzMQ/US-CT-003

62

20

Martin Kaehrle

62

21

Faith Ann Weidner MD

60

22

Lisa Lukawicz https://ebird.org/profile/MTA3MjE1Mg/US-CT-003

59

23

David Mathieu https://ebird.org/profile/NjI3MzEw/US-CT-003

58

24

Jack Halibozek

57

25

David Lawton https://ebird.org/profile/OTA5OTM/US-CT-003

56

26

Alison Wilcox https://ebird.org/profile/MjgzNTg5Mg/US-CT-003

53

26

Joseph Wojtanowski

52

28

Sophie McAndrew Chen

Teen Category, age 17

51

29

Brian Lombardo https://ebird.org/profile/MjUzNDUzNw/US-CT-003

50

30

Denise Jernigan

50

31

Davis Smith

50

32

David Gifford https://ebird.org/profile/MTUxOTczMQ/US-CT-003

50

33

Chris Wilcox

50

2

Sebastian Lawton

Teen Category, age 14

39



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Date: 2/14/24 10:52 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coastal Center
2/14/24 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 11am-1PM. low
tide-rising, sunny, windy, 36F.
Beautiful views on the marsh today.
On the marsh: 21 Gadwalls, 17 American Black ducks - (one was foraging in
the mud and was completely covered in mud),
3 Mute swans -(the juvenile has very little gray left on it), 2 Red
Breasted mergansers, 25 Buffleheads and a mix of Ring billed and Herring
gulls feeding in the marsh.
On the grounds & feeders: 1 American pipit-scurrying along the edge of the
marsh, tail bobbing-THANK YOU KEN for help with ID- I hadn't seen one on a
marsh before, 1 Northern Cardinal, 3 female House finches (1 with eye
disease in left eye) &3 Mourning doves.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 2/13/24 2:09 pm
From: Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon "Tanzania Birds" TONIGHT - ZOOM ONLY - 2/13
Tomorrow's Hartford Audubon Member Meeting will be a ZOOM ONLY MEETING. This is due to the bad weather forecast.
We will begin the meeting at 7:30 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by the presentation at 8:00 p.m. Here are the details for the Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hartford Audubon | Member Meeting - Feb 12th
Time: Feb 13, 2024 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 835 2770 0226

Our speaker, Paul Fusco will be presenting “Tanzania Birds - A Photographic Safari.” Paul's program will be about the birds of northern Tanzania, in the region of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Ndutu. He will cover multiple species with descriptions and conservation information. Paul joined the DEEP Wildlife Division in 1989 as a Creative Media Specialist. He worked on developing and designing exhibits, interpretive signs, and publications.

Hope to see you at the meeting.
Al Gatti, President

Annette Pasek, Glastonbury

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Date: 2/13/24 12:07 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding With Your Phone Workshop 3-2-2024
Hi Birders!

Hartford Audubon is once again offering our Birding With Your Phone Workshop with Ken Elkins of CT Audubon. It's great for beginning and newer birders, and terrific for anyone who is not adept at using birding apps on their phone. We'll send out the agenda about a week before the program with a list of apps to load onto your phone. Ken usually goes over eBird briefly, then Merlin and a host of other apps that enhance our birding knowledge and success.

The workshop is virtual, free, and open to everyone (we will invite you to join HAS if you're not already a member!), but registration is limited so that Ken can answer questions and give individual guidance. Please email me to register.

Virtual Program, Birding With Your Phone
Saturday, March 2
10 am - 12 pm

Happy birding!

Sarah Faulkner
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Date: 2/13/24 5:11 am
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: RFI Tagged Herring Gull
You may have this already Dan, but here’s the appropriate reporting
site. I reply to all in case others would like to know how to report
such sightings.

[1]Banded Bird Encounter Reporting
[2]pwrc.usgs.gov
[3][wFNi7tReOKIaAAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==]

Chris

Chris Wood
President - Connecticut Ornithological Association
Woodbury, CT
[4]203 558-0654

On Feb 13, 2024, at 8:07 AM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds
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Hello, I have photos of the leg tags of a juvenile gull from North
Windham. If anyone can help analyze them to find out the origins of
the gull, please email me offline. Thank you,
Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 2/13/24 5:07 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RFI Tagged Herring Gull
Hello, I have photos of the leg tags of a juvenile gull from North Windham. If anyone can help analyze them to find out the origins of the gull, please email me offline. Thank you,

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
rottino@ hotmail.com

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Date: 2/12/24 3:51 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WCBC mtg Feb.15 - Wildlife photography
Danielle Hawthorne will be presenting a program on wildlife photography through an artist’s eye on Thursday Feb 14 at 6:45 at the Southbury library. For info, contact Angela Dimmitt at <angeladimmitt...>

Angela Dimmitt

New Milford

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Date: 2/12/24 3:48 pm
From: t.zissu--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WOODBURY SIGHTING ON FEB. 10TH
2/10/2024 - Hesseky Meadows, Woodbury, 2 Wood ducks, 55 Black ducks, 207 Ring-necked ducks; also 200 Red-winged Blackbirds roosting.
Russ NaylorWoodbury

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Date: 2/12/24 9:22 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sunrise Birding supports COA Annual Meeting
We are pleased to share that one of our supporting sponsors for the
upcoming Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) Annual Meeting
<https://www.ctbirding.org/events/annual-meeting/> on March 9, 2024 is Sunrise
Birding <https://www.sunrisebirding.com/>, owned and operated by our own
Gina Nicol. If you are a birder, there is a good chance you have either
joined one of her trips, or hope to do so. Some Sunrise tours go beyond
just birds.

Events like our Annual Meeting make it possible for us to offer services
valuable to the Connecticut birding community such as this ListServ as well
as workshops, a calendar to learn about birding programs statewide, the
respected quarterly journal The Connecticut Warbler, and more.

We hope you will attend the meeting, and please be sure to visit Gina at
her Sunrise Birding table. Maybe you’ll learn about a trip that matches
both your budget and your dreams!

Both COA members and non-members are invited to attend this 40th Annual
Meeting. If you are not currently a member, we do hope you will consider
joining to show your support.

Register and Pay here
<https://www.ctbirding.org/join-us/2024-annual-meeting/>.


For the COA Annual Meeting Committee
Cynthia Ehlinger
Vice President, Connecticut Ornithological Association
Riverside

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Date: 2/12/24 6:04 am
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Konolds pond Woodbridge?
Thank you Ed bailey 
On Monday, February 12, 2024 at 08:54:06 AM EST, Molly Zahn <mollymzahn...> wrote:

The "high caloric expenditure" (post Super Bowl?) option is to hike up the orange trail in West Rock St Park, which gives you good looks over most of Konolds Pond from the top. (There's often purple finches and other goodies up there too, as a bonus.) But you have to haul your scope!Molly ZahnHamden
On Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 8:35 AM Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:



Konolds Pond can be a tricky spot, and there's no single vantage that gives good views of the whole pond. Probably the easiest are a couple of short trails that lead to the pond from Bradley Rd; the best is near 41.3476095, -72.9779690; there's also one a bit further south. But this still leaves plenty of the pond out of view. Route 69 is pretty busy without a good shoulder, but it's possible to get glimpses between shrubs at the end of Warren Rd. (mindful of private property) and also at the end of Bond Rd. (a bit up the hill, looking over Route 69).

Others might have their own tips, too!

Hope this helps,
Bill Rankin
New Haven

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Sent: Monday, February 12, 2024 7:05:43 AM
To: CT Bird Report <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Konolds pond Woodbridge?

Looking to check it out. Is there a trail or just a place to view what is on the pond. Thanks for any help.Ed bailey Monroe

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Date: 2/12/24 5:54 am
From: Molly Zahn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Konolds pond Woodbridge?
The "high caloric expenditure" (post Super Bowl?) option is to hike up the
orange trail in West Rock St Park, which gives you good looks over most of
Konolds Pond from the top. (There's often purple finches and other goodies
up there too, as a bonus.) But you have to haul your scope!
Molly Zahn
Hamden

On Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 8:35 AM Bill Rankin via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Konolds Pond can be a tricky spot, and there's no single vantage that
> gives good views of the whole pond. Probably the easiest are a couple of
> short trails that lead to the pond from Bradley Rd; the best is near
> 41.3476095, -72.9779690; there's also one a bit further south. But this
> still leaves plenty of the pond out of view. Route 69 is pretty busy
> without a good shoulder, but it's possible to get glimpses between shrubs
> at the end of Warren Rd. (mindful of private property) and also at the end
> of Bond Rd. (a bit up the hill, looking over Route 69).
>
> Others might have their own tips, too!
>
> Hope this helps,
> Bill Rankin
> New Haven
>
> ________________________________
> From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2024 7:05:43 AM
> To: CT Bird Report <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Konolds pond Woodbridge?
>
> Looking to check it out. Is there a trail or just a place to view what is
> on the pond. Thanks for any help.Ed bailey Monroe
>
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Date: 2/12/24 5:53 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow geese settlers park Southbury
2 continuing in pond with approx 300 Canada geeseAlso a very different Canada goose.. all white head, and orange beak. Bill Bsnks


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Date: 2/12/24 5:34 am
From: Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Konolds pond Woodbridge?


Konolds Pond can be a tricky spot, and there's no single vantage that gives good views of the whole pond. Probably the easiest are a couple of short trails that lead to the pond from Bradley Rd; the best is near 41.3476095, -72.9779690; there's also one a bit further south. But this still leaves plenty of the pond out of view. Route 69 is pretty busy without a good shoulder, but it's possible to get glimpses between shrubs at the end of Warren Rd. (mindful of private property) and also at the end of Bond Rd. (a bit up the hill, looking over Route 69).

Others might have their own tips, too!

Hope this helps,
Bill Rankin
New Haven

________________________________
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Sent: Monday, February 12, 2024 7:05:43 AM
To: CT Bird Report <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Konolds pond Woodbridge?

Looking to check it out. Is there a trail or just a place to view what is on the pond. Thanks for any help.Ed bailey Monroe

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Date: 2/12/24 4:06 am
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Konolds pond Woodbridge?
Looking to check it out. Is there a trail or just a place to view what is on the pond. Thanks for any help.Ed bailey Monroe 

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Date: 2/11/24 5:26 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cos Cob Rufous Hummingbird yes
The long staying female Rufous Hummingbird at the CT Botanical Center in the Montgomery Pinetum Park in Cos Cob, was still there this morning.  Amazing.
Andrew
Andrew BlockConsulting Naturalist
Yonkers, New York www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

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Date: 2/11/24 12:07 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] From the Deck!!
2/11/24- Colchester Deck- “My Lord what a morning”- 7:15-8:15AM-29 species: Flocks of- American Robins, Eastern Bluebirds, European Starlings; very ‘active’ Northern Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, also-Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow -Bellied Sapsucker (all 6);Song Sparrow singing; Chipping Sparrow; Golden-crowned Kinglet; Brown Creeper; Purple Finches. Later- Red-winged Blackbird Wow! Ernie Harris, Colchester

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Date: 2/11/24 10:45 am
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White Farm Durham
No Northern Shrike up in Middlefield came down here to look and was rewarded with a northern Harrier gray phase Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 2/11/24 10:12 am
From: Bruce Finnan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: SNGO
Still present at 1:00 pm in the pond on the golf course.

Bruce Finnan
Southbury, CT

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Edit: two SNOW geese in with flack of CAGO at settlers Park in Southbury.
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Date: 2/11/24 9:43 am
From: David Mathieu via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler Yes
Hermit Warbler continues at Knox in Stonington. Spotted by a pair of birders I didn’t get the names of. In usual spot in the SW corner. Silent and moving low below cedars and out in the open along the trail.

David Mathieu
Coventry, CT

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Date: 2/11/24 8:37 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull
2/11 Black-headed Gull Stamford Czescik Marina. Harbor Dr
Patrick Dugan
Stamford
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Date: 2/11/24 7:41 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harlequin Duck in East Haven
An adult male Harlequin Duck was at the East Haven Town Beach this morning, feeding near the rocks to the west (right) of the beach. It seemed to be associating with a female Common Goldeneye. This is probably the same bird that was seen in this area by Steve M. et al on the New Haven CBC in mid-December. It was at an inaccessible/private location at that time, but is more accessible now.

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,
Woodbridge

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Date: 2/11/24 7:30 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Redhead pair. Savin Lake, Lebanon
Pair is still there in pond on the right, down the dirt road. Towards the back of the pond under the trees.
Stuart Winquist
East Hampton
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> On Feb 10, 2024, at 10:36 AM, Shori Velles via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Redheads are now in the small pond on the right down the dirt road.
>
> Thanks for the lifer, Jack!
>
> Shori Velles
> Franklin, CT
>
>> On Fri, Feb 9, 2024 at 1:53 PM Jack Swatt via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> A pair of Redheads (M&F) at Savin Lake in Lebanon this afternoon. Seen in
>> the smaller section to the east (right side) of the dirt road running
>> through them.
>>
>> Jack Swatt
>>
>> Colchester, CT
>>
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Date: 2/11/24 7:24 am
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SNGO
Edit: two SNOW geese in with flack of CAGO at settlers Park in Southbury. Adrian Lewis - Woodbury.
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Date: 2/11/24 7:20 am
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Subject: [CT Birds] SNGO
Franklin Nejame and I currently have two geese in with a large flock at settlers Park in Southbury Connecticut. Adrian Lewis – Woodbury.
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Date: 2/11/24 6:38 am
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike' yes
2/11  Middlefield  Northern Shrine 9:20 sitting up beautifully in top of small tree.Across from the 4th hole at Apple 9 GC 500 yards out. Need scope available.
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Date: 2/10/24 12:15 pm
From: John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cheshire RS Hawk courting
In the usual nest, north of West Main Street on the Canal Trail: first the
female inspecting the nest, then male roosting nearby. 4 days earlier a
flock of bluebirds (~6) north of Cornwall Avenue.



John Philip Perschbacher

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Date: 2/10/24 7:53 am
From: John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
In addition to Chuck’s comments, it would be helpful if birders tried to remain on the shoulder and not stand in the road.  When I was there, we were creating a bit of a traffic problem.
Also, as a frequent birder in the area, after buying a donut and coffee at the Apple Barrel, a quick drive through Durham Meadows or stop at Greenbacker Farm Pond might be fruitful.
John GrahamMiddletown
On Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 09:11:09 AM EST, Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Everyone –

It took me a while to make contact with someone at Lyman Orchards and I just received an answer from them last evening.  The reason for the no parking signs is that they are concerned about allowing cars to park in the area since last year there was a fatal accident there.  They kindly offered to allow birders to park at the Apple Barrel store or at the driving range.  Or you can park as I did further down Miller Road near the bridge.  In that area there is a fairly good size pull off which will allow you to stay well off the road, and it is a walk along the straightaway to bring you to the best area to observe the bird.  41.49988° N, 72.70829° W

As Paul noted, visiting the Apple Barrel is a good thing to do; I highly recommend their cider donuts!

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Feb 10, 2024, at 8:16 AM, Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> All of the phragmites that were along the southeast side of Miller Road last weekend, across the street from the golf course, have now  been cut down.
>
> That might be the reason for the “No Parking” signs.
>
> Adam Fasciolo
> Norwalk
>
>> On Feb 6, 2024, at 4:58 PM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Thank you, Chuck, for your efforts as a birding ambassador.
>> I think it would be good for the folks at Lyman Orchards to realize that birders are good for their business.  In the past, I've stopped in their store while birding in the area -- and I wouldn't have been there otherwise.
>> So, if anyone does go see the shrike and you're inclined to drop in to the Apple Barrel Store -- wear your binoculars and tell the  manager how much you appreciated seeing the bird ...
>> Paul
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Date: 2/10/24 7:36 am
From: Shori Velles via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Redhead pair. Savin Lake, Lebanon
Redheads are now in the small pond on the right down the dirt road.

Thanks for the lifer, Jack!

Shori Velles
Franklin, CT

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> A pair of Redheads (M&F) at Savin Lake in Lebanon this afternoon. Seen in
> the smaller section to the east (right side) of the dirt road running
> through them.
>
> Jack Swatt
>
> Colchester, CT
>
> Lempster, NH
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Date: 2/10/24 6:35 am
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Backyard area
Gray Catbird and Robins are back

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Date: 2/10/24 6:21 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redheads continuing Savin Lake Lebanon
Drake and Hen Redhead continue on Savin Lake in Lebanon. In Eastern
impoundment at the eastern side of that. Thanks Jack!

Dave Provencher
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Date: 2/10/24 6:11 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
Everyone –

It took me a while to make contact with someone at Lyman Orchards and I just received an answer from them last evening. The reason for the no parking signs is that they are concerned about allowing cars to park in the area since last year there was a fatal accident there. They kindly offered to allow birders to park at the Apple Barrel store or at the driving range. Or you can park as I did further down Miller Road near the bridge. In that area there is a fairly good size pull off which will allow you to stay well off the road, and it is a walk along the straightaway to bring you to the best area to observe the bird. 41.49988° N, 72.70829° W

As Paul noted, visiting the Apple Barrel is a good thing to do; I highly recommend their cider donuts!

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Feb 10, 2024, at 8:16 AM, Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> All of the phragmites that were along the southeast side of Miller Road last weekend, across the street from the golf course, have now been cut down.
>
> That might be the reason for the “No Parking” signs.
>
> Adam Fasciolo
> Norwalk
>
>> On Feb 6, 2024, at 4:58 PM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Thank you, Chuck, for your efforts as a birding ambassador.
>> I think it would be good for the folks at Lyman Orchards to realize that birders are good for their business. In the past, I've stopped in their store while birding in the area -- and I wouldn't have been there otherwise.
>> So, if anyone does go see the shrike and you're inclined to drop in to the Apple Barrel Store -- wear your binoculars and tell the manager how much you appreciated seeing the bird ...
>> Paul
>>
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Date: 2/10/24 5:29 am
From: Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike Durham
Northern Shrike
Continuing Bird eastern, most part of South field to the golf course
Miller Road

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Date: 2/10/24 5:09 am
From: Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
All of the phragmites that were along the southeast side of Miller Road last weekend, across the street from the golf course, have now been cut down.

That might be the reason for the “No Parking” signs.

Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk

> On Feb 6, 2024, at 4:58 PM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Thank you, Chuck, for your efforts as a birding ambassador.
> I think it would be good for the folks at Lyman Orchards to realize that birders are good for their business. In the past, I've stopped in their store while birding in the area -- and I wouldn't have been there otherwise.
> So, if anyone does go see the shrike and you're inclined to drop in to the Apple Barrel Store -- wear your binoculars and tell the manager how much you appreciated seeing the bird ...
> Paul
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Date: 2/10/24 3:39 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: courting Cooper's
Reading Greg's note this morning about courting Coops reminded me that in
yesterday's warm temps the Red-winged Blackbirds that have been frequenting
our feeder this winter were all in full song. Even though we are still in
the first half of February things are moving in the avian world. A couple
of days ago I was speaking with a friend who moved to Florida (many or you
will remember Jayne, a superb CT rehabber) and she now has returning Purple
Martins back in her martin houses down there. The reality is many migratory
birds are on the move already and many more will be very shortly. Some
species, such as Veery, may not really ever stop moving except for very
brief periods... and nesting of course.

Warm spells such as the current one we are experiencing, combined with the
increasing length of daylight, can suddenly shake up our bird landscape.
Migration is triggered more by increasing hours of daylight than by rising
temperatures but a sudden warm spell can spur wintering birds to change
addresses. So we should not now expect what we have been finding in the
field to necessarily be the same. Yes in late February there is a period
when it seems like birds are leaving and no new one are arriving, however
this is a sign that things are moving not just away from us but also
towards us. Soon Woodcock will seemingly be "peenting" everywhere, rafts of
ducks such as Goldeneyes will have all the drakes tossing their heads back
trying to impress the girls, Phoebes will appear out of nowhere setting up
shop, and many more raptors such as Red-shoulders will be courting. Indeed,
a few years ago around this time I was fortunate enough to find courting
American Goshawks in North Stonington. Yes, it's February in New England
and the landscape is still mainly just shades of gray and brown, but
migration has begun and the birds are coming. I'm ready for them and I'm
sure so are you.

Dave

Dave Provencher
Preston

On Fri, Feb 9, 2024, 5:57 PM Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Today at Hop Brook Lake in Naugatuck, a consistent nesting place for
> Cooper's Hawks, two adults had begun the early stage of courtship. A
> couple of single resonant clucking notes caught my attention, and after
> thinking about it for a moment I realized Cooper's were in the woods near a
> large turf field. I slowly walked in their direction when what I assumed
> was the male flew across the opening displaying its flared under tail
> coverts and moving with very slow stylized wingbeats. When in full display
> this can be an extended bout of circling and agitated calling, but in this
> case the displaying bird went straight across and disappeared in the trees.
> Then the female (based on large size), assumed an exposed perch in a tall
> deciduous tree and continued calling, while the presumed male called less
> frequently from the opposite side of the field.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 2/9/24 4:21 pm
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Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike
Continues ,Has been showing for the last hour 2:30-3:40 still out .Scope for good views.Miller rd,Middlefield


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Date: 2/9/24 3:31 pm
From: ftholloway--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Mckinney Wildlife Refuge Salt Meadow Unit, Westbrook
Cleaning up our previous real time post of 2:15:
At least 2 fox sparrows and MF towhees. POSSIBLE Lincoln's Sparrow.  Off main meadow trail (southern direction), take the  perpendicular path (west) marked by blue topped pole. A cluster of these birds near the entry to the forest.
Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison

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At least 2 fox sparrows MF towhees, POSSIBLE Lincolns off ma I n meadow trail perpe declared path marked by blue topped pole.

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Date: 2/9/24 3:26 pm
From: Jeff Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Crowned Kinglets- aFairfield
2 Golden Crowned Kinglets at Ct Audubon Birdcraft today at 230pm. Location left fork off main trail closer to water.Jeff Campbell

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Date: 2/9/24 2:58 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] courting Cooper's
Today at Hop Brook Lake in Naugatuck, a consistent nesting place for
Cooper's Hawks, two adults had begun the early stage of courtship. A
couple of single resonant clucking notes caught my attention, and after
thinking about it for a moment I realized Cooper's were in the woods near a
large turf field. I slowly walked in their direction when what I assumed
was the male flew across the opening displaying its flared under tail
coverts and moving with very slow stylized wingbeats. When in full display
this can be an extended bout of circling and agitated calling, but in this
case the displaying bird went straight across and disappeared in the trees.
Then the female (based on large size), assumed an exposed perch in a tall
deciduous tree and continued calling, while the presumed male called less
frequently from the opposite side of the field.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 2/9/24 12:46 pm
From: ed3max--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike location

(41.5011140, -72.7080704)

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Date: 2/9/24 11:28 am
From: Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Knox Preserve Stonington
HEWA re found 218 pm. Same SW corner near RR tracks.
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> Sue Palmer just refound the HEWA by the RR tracks just W of the bend in the stone wall. It stayed in the junipers (E Red Cedar) for about 3 minutes before disappearing at 1055 am.
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Date: 2/9/24 11:15 am
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Subject: [CT Birds] Mckinney salt marsh, westbrook
At least 2 fox sparrows MF towhees, POSSIBLE Lincolns off ma I n meadow trail perpe declared path marked by blue topped pole.

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Date: 2/9/24 10:53 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redhead pair. Savin Lake, Lebanon
A pair of Redheads (M&F) at Savin Lake in Lebanon this afternoon. Seen in the smaller section to the east (right side) of the dirt road running through them.

Jack Swatt

Colchester, CT

Lempster, NH

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Date: 2/9/24 8:14 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler reported 2/9
From Sue Palmer:

“HEWA relocated at Knox preserve.”
After being absent for 4? Days.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 2/9/24 8:04 am
From: Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler Knox Preserve Stonington
Sue Palmer just refound the HEWA by the RR tracks just W of the bend in the stone wall. It stayed in the junipers (E Red Cedar) for about 3 minutes before disappearing at 1055 am.
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Date: 2/9/24 6:42 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common (Kam) Gull
2/9 Stamford Cove Island Park marina on the docks. Razorbill flyby west.
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 2/8/24 9:40 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Reminder: COA welcomes suggestions and comments on CT state parks
The COA Conservation Committee is conducting a survey on the current “care & maintenance” practices at Connecticut state parks, and their impacts on bird and wildlife habitats. We invite anyone with comments on or examples of these impacts to habitats, good or bad, to please send those comments along.

In addition, if you have any suggestions on ways to improve birding on state-owned land, for example viewing platforms or parking etc., please feel free to also forward those ideas.

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Date: 2/8/24 7:18 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Old tavern rd park, orange.
2/8. 10:15am. GWF goose at old tavern rd park in field behind restrooms with about 150 Canada geese.
Bev propen, orange

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Date: 2/8/24 5:48 am
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Harlequin continues plus
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Harlequin Duck continues off of Sherwood Point/911 Memorial. Also 400+ Long-tailed Ducks and a huge raft of 170 Horned Grebes seen from East Beach.This the highest numbers in quite a few years. Just had an adult Iceland Gull flying east while writing this post!Perfect seawatching conditions this morning!

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Westport
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Date: 2/7/24 8:50 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: PBS Nature: Flyways - excellent!
Second that.
Shows other countries besides US helpimg the migrants.

Paul Plotmick
Stamford

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> Hi all,
>
> This evening Feb 7, on TV PBS Nature episode “Flyways” about shorebird
> migration worldwide was EXCELLENT! It showed incredible migrations, chicks
> in their tundra nests. habitat conservation, researchers, birders, and
> amazing cinematography.
> It will be rebroadcast Thursday on Long Island channel WLIW; also
> available on PBS Passport, and on Prime.
>
> It’s not to be missed!
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Shorebird aficianado
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Date: 2/7/24 6:42 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] PBS Nature: Flyways - excellent!
Hi all,

This evening Feb 7, on TV PBS Nature episode “Flyways” about shorebird migration worldwide was EXCELLENT! It showed incredible migrations, chicks in their tundra nests. habitat conservation, researchers, birders, and amazing cinematography.
It will be rebroadcast Thursday on Long Island channel WLIW; also available on PBS Passport, and on Prime.

It’s not to be missed!

Frank Mantlik
Shorebird aficianado
Stratford

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Date: 2/7/24 6:07 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Februrary pics
Hawk Owl (Maine bird) 2-6-24 e mail me direct for directions if interested in going.
Lincoln Sparrow and Hermit Warbler Stonington,Knox Preserve  02-05-24Black-headed Gull  Barne Island  02-01-24Ed Haesche Guilford  https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJuNjCGE27MDof5q7

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Date: 2/7/24 11:52 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coastal Center
2/7/24 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 11:30am-1:00PM high
tide, receding, 45F., sunny.
We had a few visitors today- we introduced them to Franklin the diamond
backed terrapin.
On the marsh: 8 Red breasted mergansers which were constantly diving, 1
Common Loon, 2 Buffleheads, 7 Gadwall and lots of gulls feeding. Plus one
hunter on the marsh.
On the grounds and feeders: 1 House finch, 10 House sparrows in the brush
piles and at feeders, 2 Mourning doves, 2 Song sparrows, 1 White throated
sparrow, 1 Downy & 1 Red bellied woodpecker- hammering away on the trees.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 2/7/24 7:34 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
The Hermit Warbler was not seen all day yesterday Feb 6, despite many people searching. But it has vanished for long periods before, then was re-found. My guess is it’s still in the area.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Feb 7, 2024, at 10:09 AM, Joan Meek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Does anyone know if this bird is still around? Thanks. Joan Meek. Old Lyme
>
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>> I hope the following lat/long will be better; sometimes Apple Maps doesn’t
>> work well. [41.338181,-71.940280](
>> https://maps.apple.com/?auid=8259493353273388478&<ll...>,-71.940280&lsp=7618&q=Marked%20Location&_ext=EiYpwZskTAehREAxtBjhkogIUsA5TYI3pFGxREBBnNzvUBT1UcBQDA%3D%3D&t=h
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Date: 2/7/24 7:09 am
From: Joan Meek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
Does anyone know if this bird is still around? Thanks. Joan Meek. Old Lyme

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Date: 2/7/24 7:03 am
From: JEFFREY KOHAN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shrike yes
Continues at Miller Rd behind golf hole far end of marsh
Jeff KohanWallingford 

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Date: 2/6/24 6:37 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mega Bowl VIII Results
The Mega Bowl of Birding in CT was held this past Saturday. 20 teams/60 birders went out in areas all over the state in search of birds. 122 species were found, with the rarities including: Harlequin Duck, Eared Grebe, Great Egret, Clapper and Virginia Rail, Semipalmated Plover, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Northern Saw-whet Owl, American Pipit, Vesper Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole and Hermit Warbler. The combined efforts of the birders will result in 16 CT-based conservation organizations receiving a total of more than $1,000 in donations. Many of the participants met the following evening at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby for a fine meal and the sharing of stories and prizes. We are looking forward to Mega Bowl IX (to be held on Feb 1 2025) already!

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,
Woodbridge

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Date: 2/6/24 4:22 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Turkey Vulture in New Milford !
Yes, the first Turkey Vulture of the year here in New Milford - joining the population of over 50 Black Vultures seen daily feeding near fast food shops on Route 7.
Angel Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 2/6/24 1:58 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
Thank you, Chuck, for your efforts as a birding ambassador.  
I think it would be good for the folks at Lyman Orchards to realize that birders are good for their business.  In the past, I've stopped in their store while birding in the area -- and I wouldn't have been there otherwise.
So, if anyone does go see the shrike and you're inclined to drop in to the Apple Barrel Store -- wear your binoculars and tell the  manager how much you appreciated seeing the bird ...
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Date: 2/6/24 1:46 pm
From: Gabrielle Bugden via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Northern Shrike - No- Miller Road marsh
Shrike not present roughly 4:15-4:45pm.
Did not check Durham.

Gabrielle and Will Bugden, Hebron

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> Just had good view of shrike, with scope, at top of a tree off east side
> of Miller Rd. More on eBird.
>
> Peter Grose
> Ellington
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Date: 2/6/24 12:40 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] North Granby -- Belted Queenfisher
…i.e., female Kingfisher, on her favorite perch in the “Gorge" overlooking the East Branch of Salmon Brook. (Viewed from the bridge at the foot of Silver St).

John Weeks
North Granby




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Date: 2/6/24 11:12 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond- 2:05pm
2/6. Orange/ Crosby pond-2:05pm GWF goose in with about 90 Canada geese.
Bev Propen, orange

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Date: 2/6/24 10:24 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
Glenn makes a good point and I decided to place a call to the town of Middlefield.

They were not aware of the newly erected signs and they are following up with Lyman Orchards. They confirmed that it is Lyman property on either side of the road but there should be room enough to park.

I made sure to explain to the groundskeeper as well as the town official that birders are only seeking to park for a short while to look for the bird and that they would not be trespassing. Always remember that we are ambassadors of the birds and birding. Hopefully once what we are doing is understood there will be no further conflict around parking in the area.

Stay tuned!

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Feb 6, 2024, at 12:43 PM, Glenn Williams <gswilliams9...> wrote:
>
> I doubt that these sign were put up by the police or town and are not official and binding. It generally takes some effort and meetings for a town to make changes to existing sign and rules situations. Private citizens cannot just put up their own signs because they don't want people parking on their street. I would think a phone call to the local police would clear up the situation.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic

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Date: 2/6/24 10:12 am
From: Elizabeth Jaffin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
I don’t remember any meetings before a bunch of no parking signs suddenly appeared on one of my favorite birding roads in Woodbury. I’m sure they were put up to keep away the teens who used to park there (and still do, regardless of the signs!) but it was one of the best places locally to find bobolinks and savannah sparrows.

> On Feb 6, 2024, at 12:43 PM, Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I doubt that these sign were put up by the police or town and are not official and binding. It generally takes some effort and meetings for a town to make changes to existing sign and rules situations. Private citizens cannot just put up their own signs because they don't want people parking on their street. I would think a phone call to the local police would clear up the situation.
>
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> Mystic
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Date: 2/6/24 9:44 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
I doubt that these sign were put up by the police or town and are not official and binding. It generally takes some effort and meetings for a town to make changes to existing sign and rules situations. Private citizens cannot just put up their own signs because they don't want people parking on their street. I would think a phone call to the local police would clear up the situation.

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Mystic

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Date: 2/6/24 8:40 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
The Northern Shrike continues in the location previously reported; north of Miller Road in Middlefield/Durham. The bird was teeing up on shrubbery in the marsh area and hunting. Scope recommended! The bird was absent for about the first 40 minutes of my visit.

When I arrived, I was surprised to see ‘no parking’ signs placed on either side of Miller road every 30 feet or so. It appears the signs were just put up this morning. I stopped at the Apple Barrel store which is owned by Lyman Orchards and I talked to a groundskeeper about the signs. He did not know why they were put there. I told him that someone in the birding community was told not to park there yesterday and he did not know why that happened.

I shared about the rare bird visiting us from the north and explained that many birders will probably be visiting to try and see it. Most of us would just park on the side of the road and set up a scope to look around. He is going to inquire about whether the signs can be taken down.

Until then, my recommendation is to park further up the road past the signs. For those driving non-four-wheel-drive vehicles, there is level and dry parking near the bridge about a quarter mile further up Miller Road.

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Feb 6, 2024, at 3:06 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> To Greg's point, the birding at Miller Road really declined when Lyman's
> put in the driving range there. That field and adjacent habitat used to be
> very birdy and somewhat reliable in winter for Rusty Blackbird and Northern
> Shrike. Most of the habitat in that particular patch is gone, but some
> remains. It's nice to hear a shrike can still find use there.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford
>
>> On Mon, Feb 5, 2024 at 8:08 PM Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Miller Road in Middlefield, site of a Northern Shrike present for a few
>> days, was a good place to find this species back when its appearances in CT
>> were more regular than they are now.
>>
>> My records show that I saw one there in March 2000 and in January 2003.
>>
>> Greg Hanisek
>> Waterbury
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Date: 2/6/24 5:30 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Annual Meeting Registration is open
The Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) is proud to once again
offer an in-person Annual Meeting
<https://www.ctbirding.org/events/annual-meeting/> to be held on Saturday,
March 9th at Connecticut State College-Middlesex Campus in Middletown.

Events like our Annual Meeting make it possible for us to offer services
valuable to the Connecticut birding community such as this ListServ as well
as workshops, a calendar to learn about birding programs statewide, the
respected quarterly journal The Connecticut Warbler, and more.

This year, we are pleased to announce our Lead Sponsor is Zeiss
<https://www.zeiss.com/corporate/us/home.html>. At the meeting, Zeiss will
offer a 15-minute presentation on their new infrared birding technology, as
well as participate as a vendor.

Both COA members and non-members are invited to attend this 40th Annual
Meeting. If you are not currently a member, we do hope you will consider
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Register and pay here
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For the COA Annual Meeting Committee
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Date: 2/6/24 4:14 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike - Middlefield
Just had good view of shrike, with scope, at top of a tree off east side of Miller Rd. More on eBird.

Peter Grose
Ellington

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Date: 2/5/24 6:28 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
"While there a Lyman Orchard worker stopped to tell me not to park on the side of the road? Where should one park to search for this bird?" 
A quick check on Google Maps shows that Miller Road is a public road and the town owns about 20 feet beyond the pavement on each side of the road. I try to avoid conflicts with property owners, but unless there is no parking signage, this is just someone with no authority trying to claim some. I have been told that I wasn't allowed to park on public roads in the past and don't hesitate to tell self appointed sheriffs that I am legally parked.
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Date: 2/5/24 6:08 pm
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
I searched Miller Road today without success. While there a Lyman Orchard worker stopped to tell me not to park on the side of the road? Where should one park to search for this bird?
Also, I do remember seeing Northern Shrikes on that same road with the late John Maynard- it was one of his favorite birding spots.
Mike DiGiorgio
154 Princess Drive
Madison, CT, 06443
203 421 5848
Website: mdigiorgio.com

> On Feb 5, 2024, at 8:08 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Miller Road in Middlefield, site of a Northern Shrike present for a few
> days, was a good place to find this species back when its appearances in CT
> were more regular than they are now.
>
> My records show that I saw one there in March 2000 and in January 2003.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 2/5/24 6:06 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Miller Road and shrikes
To Greg's point, the birding at Miller Road really declined when Lyman's
put in the driving range there. That field and adjacent habitat used to be
very birdy and somewhat reliable in winter for Rusty Blackbird and Northern
Shrike. Most of the habitat in that particular patch is gone, but some
remains. It's nice to hear a shrike can still find use there.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

On Mon, Feb 5, 2024 at 8:08 PM Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Miller Road in Middlefield, site of a Northern Shrike present for a few
> days, was a good place to find this species back when its appearances in CT
> were more regular than they are now.
>
> My records show that I saw one there in March 2000 and in January 2003.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 2/5/24 5:08 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Miller Road and shrikes
Miller Road in Middlefield, site of a Northern Shrike present for a few
days, was a good place to find this species back when its appearances in CT
were more regular than they are now.

My records show that I saw one there in March 2000 and in January 2003.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 2/5/24 1:15 pm
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood ducks konolds pond Woodbridge
No Lesser Scaup or Tufted Duck was found by me this afternoon ( Monday) at Konolds Pond in Woodbridge, but I did see 4 Wood Ducks.Bill BanksSeymour

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Date: 2/5/24 10:30 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4 snow geese at Hammo
In Cedar Island Marsh north, near Canadas



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Date: 2/5/24 9:24 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ringnecked Ducks Woodbury
2/4/2024 Woodbury from Russ Naylor

137 Ringnecked Ducks on Husky Meadows pond as well as a peregrine at Lakeshore.

Jim Hunter
Woodbury, CT.
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Date: 2/5/24 7:13 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrow Hop Brook Lake Middlebury
By first pavilion Bill Banks


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Date: 2/5/24 5:31 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hurt duck
All –

Here is the DEEP resource page for injured Ducks and Geese:

<https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Rehabilitator/Animals-in-Distress/Ducks-and-Geese-in-Distress>

Chuck Imbergamo \
CT Birds Moderator \
Madison

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Date: 2/5/24 5:09 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike continues
2/5/24 Middlefield, Miller Rd, 7:29am the NORTHERN SHRIKE that has been in the area since first found by Steve Broker was seen this morning from Miller Rd in the same location as yesterday morning’s sighting. It popped up to the top of a small tree in the marsh about two hundred yards down from the intersection with Main Street. Then it flew across the street to the back of the golf course where it stayed in view for awhile. In low bushes and trees between the golf course and tree line in the marshy margin. A blue jay came near it and it moved further back out from view.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

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Date: 2/4/24 8:12 pm
From: Matthew Bell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpeckers have an interesting history in Connecticut. There’s no doubt that they’re moving northward, just like Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, and more have. However, Sage and Bishop (1914) mention that it was rare in fall, very rare in spring and summer, and irregular in winter. But they also note that records from up until the 1840s mention that Red-headed Woodpeckers were as abundant as Flickers, before disappearing around 1847. So, the question is are they returning to historic habitats? Or were they originally more southern, moved northward as land was cleared for farming and habitat became ideal, moved back south as farmland was discarded in the northeast, and now are moving back north due to the changing climate? Of course caution should be taken on these records, because descriptions of “Red-headed” could of course mean quite a few different species, especially before there was a consistent use of nomenclature.

I’m not sure how many breeding records there were for the recently completed Atlas, but the one from the 80s mentions that the two records found during that period were the most recent records. I know in recent years there was the pair that was assumed to have bred around Salem for a couple years, and the pair around Suffield, if I recall correctly? It does seem that they appear to be a bit more abundant during winter and migration though, instead of summer. There’s at least four in the state right now, so it’ll be interesting to see how many of them stick around and if any more show up.

Regardless, I would expect their numbers to sooner or later rapidly increase in the state. While not in Connecticut, I remember back in 2018 at Magee Marsh in Ohio, it was a big deal if one showed up at the boardwalk. Just 3 years later in 2021 (and continuing since), they’ve arguably become the most abundant woodpecker around the area.

-Matt Bell
Vernon

> On Feb 4, 2024, at 19:33, Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> This is for anyone who studies bird range patterns over the years or tracks
> that. It seems to me that there are way more red-headed woodpeckers in our
> area this year than in prior years. There are always a couple. I saw one in
> Greenwich and another in Darien in recent years past. Both were adults. But
> the one in Fairfield is a juvenile and others in Westchester are, too. I
> don’t recall many juvenile sightings. Maybe there were and I wasn’t privy
> to them. I’ve only been birding for 10 years or so.
>
> When my dad was a kid he didn’t recall cardinals or mockingbirds (Carolina
> wrens, too, I think) in SWCT. Those are all so well established in our
> region. It’s hard to imagine. Range boundaries change. Success of species
> is another factor, I suppose. Other more common birds are all but gone.
>
> My question for this group is are Red-headed WPs moving here and becoming
> established or is it just a particularly good year for them in CT/NY? The
> presence of juveniles makes me wonder. Climate change could be a reason if
> this is the case. I really don’t know.
>
> If you want to contact me “offline” to continue the conversation feel free
> to in case it’s not a topic other birders are curious about.
>
> Best,
>
> Ellynne Rey
> (Stamford, CT)
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Date: 2/4/24 4:34 pm
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers
This is for anyone who studies bird range patterns over the years or tracks
that. It seems to me that there are way more red-headed woodpeckers in our
area this year than in prior years. There are always a couple. I saw one in
Greenwich and another in Darien in recent years past. Both were adults. But
the one in Fairfield is a juvenile and others in Westchester are, too. I
don’t recall many juvenile sightings. Maybe there were and I wasn’t privy
to them. I’ve only been birding for 10 years or so.

When my dad was a kid he didn’t recall cardinals or mockingbirds (Carolina
wrens, too, I think) in SWCT. Those are all so well established in our
region. It’s hard to imagine. Range boundaries change. Success of species
is another factor, I suppose. Other more common birds are all but gone.

My question for this group is are Red-headed WPs moving here and becoming
established or is it just a particularly good year for them in CT/NY? The
presence of juveniles makes me wonder. Climate change could be a reason if
this is the case. I really don’t know.

If you want to contact me “offline” to continue the conversation feel free
to in case it’s not a topic other birders are curious about.

Best,

Ellynne Rey
(Stamford, CT)

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Date: 2/4/24 4:06 pm
From: Nancy Meyer-Lustman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hurt duck
A friend of mine brought a duck home that was hit by a car and is looking for a rehabilitator. She asked me if anyone on the listserve knows a rehabilitator? If so would you back channel her at Shirley.McCarthy @yale.edu. Thank you, Nancy
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Date: 2/4/24 12:00 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
I hope the following lat/long will be better; sometimes Apple Maps doesn’t work well. [41.338181,-71.940280](https://maps.apple.com/?auid=8259493353273388478&<ll...>,-71.940280&lsp=7618&q=Marked%20Location&_ext=EiYpwZskTAehREAxtBjhkogIUsA5TYI3pFGxREBBnNzvUBT1UcBQDA%3D%3D&t=h)

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Date: 2/4/24 11:42 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Semipalmated Plovers predator evasion strategy
This morning I observed two Semipalmated Plovers at Ocean Beach Park. While
photographing them I observed them employ an interesting strategy to avoid
being noticed by a nearby hunting Northern Harrier. They first squatted
lowering their bodies closer to the mud. Then they lied down on the mud and
eventually pushed their bills into the mud. This strategy resulted in the
birds looking remarkably like the nearby stones in the mud. The photos bring
the birds out more than the human eye did (and I assume the Harrier eye!)
The bird that was further from me than the photographed bird blended in so
well I had to use my binoculars to tell it from a rock. This was a very cool
behavior to witness. A sequence of photos of this behavior can be viewed at
the eBird checklist listed below;



https://ebird.org/checklist/S160614202



Dave Provencher

Preston


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Date: 2/4/24 9:45 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit Warbler Yes
After many hours, I relocated the Hermit Warbler. At present it is in the southwest corner of the preserve.

https://maps.apple.com/?auid=8259493353273388478&<ll...>,-71.940337&lsp=7618&q=Dropped%20Pin&t=h

Many birders enjoying good views now!

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Feb 4, 2024, at 8:35 AM, Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> around 8:20 am in the cedars on the road. Happy and sunning. Had it for a nice bit of time. Came in with YRWA and stayed until I was too cold.
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> Sean Milnes
> Andover, CT
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Date: 2/4/24 8:18 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at old tavern rd park pond
2/4. Orange 11:10 am. . Old tavern rd park- Greater white fronted goose in pond with about 100 Canada geese, 2 mallards, 2 gadwalls . Plus another 100 Canada geese in field OT- 2
Beverly propen, orange

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Date: 2/4/24 5:35 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit Warbler Yes
around 8:20 am in the cedars on the road. Happy and sunning. Had it for a nice bit of time. Came in with YRWA and stayed until I was too cold.




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Date: 2/3/24 12:50 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Durham Shrike
2/3/24-
Durham, corner of Miller and Main around 3:00.
Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 2/3/24 12:20 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Old tavern rd park, orange
2/3 orange- greater white fronted goose at old tavern rd park, in pond with about 150 Canada geese - 3:15pm.
Bev propen , orange.

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Date: 2/3/24 6:42 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shoveler male
At Access Road pond in Stratford. Also one Hreen wing Teal male at 9:30amBill Banks


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Date: 2/3/24 6:01 am
From: Gabrielle Bugden via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lesser Scaup, Amston Lake
Had a Lesser Scaup in the area of Amston Lake in Amston. It was in the
small pond just before the lake, by the intersection of Ames Road and
Deepwood Drive. Present at 8:30, could not relocate when we turned around
at 8:45.
Gabrielle and Will Bugden, Hebron,
And Chris Knight, Norwich

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Date: 2/3/24 3:35 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: A bully is disrupting pease in my yard


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

Kathy, no advice here but years ago in Windsor when I was driving the mail truck down the street I drove up to a bush loaded with berries guarded by a Mockingbird. All of a sudden a huge flock of Starlings descended into the bush. He was so outnumbered there was nothing he could do!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks



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Date: 2/2/24 1:55 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater white fronted goose
Date correction 2/2 in orange at Crosby pond - greater white fronted goose.
Beverly Propen, orange

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Date: 2/2/24 1:40 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater white fronted and at Crosby pond, orange
2/3. 4:30pm. Crosby pond, orange. Greater white fronted goose in with about 80 Canada geese. 8 mallards.
Bev Propen, orange

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Date: 2/2/24 9:08 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A Bully is disrupting the peace in my yard
I would appreciate suggestions. I still have winterberries (normally
cleared off by Robins and Waxwings in November) and the holly is loaded
with fruit. I wondered about this and when I took the time to monitor it,
I saw a Mockingbird chasing all the birds away. Now, not content with the
berries, he is staking out the feeders. He tried sunflower hearts, didn't
like them, but still sits on top of the feeder and chases everyone else
away.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT

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Date: 2/2/24 7:54 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brief stops in Orange
2/1 Orange between 9:30am-10:40am.
Drove around checking Old Tavern Rd park, Crosby pond, Wright's Pond, Lake
Wepawaug with no sign of the Greater white fronted goose. There were many
small flocks of Canada Geese throughout the farm fields , but no GWF goose
with them.
At Lake Wepawaug I heard a murder of crows squawking loudly and I assumed
there was a hawk nearby, but then I heard a Great horned owl hooting at
10:30am. In Lake Wepawaug, 2 Mute swans, 15 Ring necked ducks, 4 hooded
mergansers (1 male, 3 female), 2 mallards and 5 Blue jays also, calling.
Full report on Ebird.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 2/2/24 7:22 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Harlequin Drake
Harlequin Duck drake seen from the Stonington Town Dock towards the railroad causeway.

Jack Swatt with Ernie Harris

Colchester, CT

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Date: 2/1/24 7:15 pm
From: sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Colchester visitors
Mark
I meant 1 male Purple Finch
Then 1 Fox Sparrow

On Thu, Feb 1, 2024 at 8:29 PM sharon dellinger <sdell1964...> wrote:

> 10 female Purple Finch and 1 male
> Fox Sparrow kicking around on the ground
> Hermit Thrush hanging around the past few weeks enjoying the suet I put on
> the ground for him/her, and more Goldfinch than usual.
>
> Sharon and Roy Dellinger
> Colchester
>
>

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Date: 2/1/24 6:50 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Island Marsh Guilford
2/1/24 Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Mallard, American Black Duck, Greenwing Teal, Bufflehead, American Goldeneye and 1 Greater Scaup diving and feeding a first for me there Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 2/1/24 5:30 pm
From: sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester visitors
10 female Purple Finch and 1 male
Fox Sparrow kicking around on the ground
Hermit Thrush hanging around the past few weeks enjoying the suet I put on
the ground for him/her, and more Goldfinch than usual.

Sharon and Roy Dellinger
Colchester

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Date: 2/1/24 12:49 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 50 Years of Project Puffin - LHAS Meeting Feb. 5
Monday, Feb. 5 at the Litchfield Hills Audubon monthly meeting, "Seabird Sue" Schubel of Audubon's Seabird Institute, based in Bremen, Maine, will give a talk celebrating 50 years of Project Puffin.  In the late 1800s, puffins were almost gone from the Maine coast; then in 1973 an experiment was begun to bring them back to their former nesting island of Eastern Egg Rock.  Now the Institute is involved with restoration projects around the world, including shipping decoys and sound systems to far-flung places.  The meeting starts at 6:45 pm at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road (Rte.202), Litchfield; free and open to the public.  The talk will be on Zoom.  To register for Zoom, go to the Calendar section of the website, lhasct.org, before 5 pm on Feb.4.  You will be sent the login link.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 2/1/24 12:15 pm
From: Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle Plainville
Shortly after noon today while driving east on Rt.72, we saw
an adult Bald Eagle perched atop a dead tree. South of Robertson
airport, and near the swampy area west of the rail yard.

Mike and Sue Pohlod
Bristol

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Date: 2/1/24 10:05 am
From: David Carey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: rufous sided towhee
Last week with snow on the ground, we had three males and a female pecking around under the feeders for several days.

Captain Dave


On Monday, January 29, 2024 at 09:12:06 AM EST, zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

My neighbor in Bloomfield had a towhee two days ago in their yard. They are good birders so I believe this was a true sighting. Seems very early for this bird. Also, I had my usual two red-winged blackbirds at my feeders last week. They come every year.

Zellene Sandler
Bloomfield

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Date: 2/1/24 8:49 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA welcomes comments on CT state parks
The COA Conservation Committee is conducting a survey on the current “care & maintenance” practices at Connecticut state parks, and their impacts on bird and wildlife habitats. We invite anyone with a comment on or an example of these impacts to habitats, good or bad, to please send that comment along.

We very greatly appreciate your participation.

BUT please be sure to REPLY to this post VIA EMAIL ONLY, and DO NOT “reply all.”

Micky Komara
COA Conservation Committee

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Date: 2/1/24 7:50 am
From: George Wallace via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salisbury Big January
Hello all,

Once again, Beth and I attempted a Big January limited to the Town of
Salisbury in Litchfield Co., Connecticut's most northwestern town. We tried
this first last year, when we tallied 65 species. Like last year, this year
started with a lot of open water which was a huge help as we had 15 species
of waterfowl. Our tally this year was 67 species. Our only rarity was a
one-day-wonder Greater White-fronted Goose on Lake Wononskopomuc. Several
species were only represented by single encounters, including Mute Swan,
Northern Harrier, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Saw-whet
Owl, American Pipit, Pine Siskin, and Common Grackle. Despite really
pounding (not literally!) the bushes, we could not come up with more than
four species of sparrow, and, Gray Catbird, which had been present in
pretty good numbers on the Christmas count, eluded us. Our real fail was
owls. We didn't bother to look for owls until the later part of the month,
and then weather, work and personal obligations kept us from going out more
than two times. So, amazingly, saw-whet was our only owl. 70 species is
definitely within reach as long as the lakes are open.

Anyway, it was good fun. Salisbury is nice and all, but now we are eager to
expand our birding horizons beyond the town!

Go birds! George
--
George E. Wallace
Salisbury, CT

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Date: 2/1/24 7:33 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Off the Deck
1/31/24- Colchester Deck: 21 species including Hermit Thrush. Ernie Harris, Colchester

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Date: 2/1/24 4:09 am
From: Judy Richardson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Congratulations Aidan Kiley
Well done Aiden!

Judy Richardson
Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 1, 2024, at 5:26 AM, Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Congratulations to Aidan Kiley who had an impressive January of Birding, solely in Fairfield County, sighting 143 birds!
> Aidan has set the bar high.
>
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> Norwalk
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Date: 2/1/24 3:26 am
From: Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congratulations Aidan Kiley
Congratulations to Aidan Kiley who had an impressive January of Birding, solely in Fairfield County, sighting 143 birds!
Aidan has set the bar high.

Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 2/1/24 3:22 am
From: Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Congratulations David Mathieu
Congratulations to David Mathieu who had a MONSTER January of Birding in Connecticut, sighting 166 birds!

Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/31/24 3:34 pm
From: Allison Black via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Reminder: COA Wild Goose Chase Zoom Tomorrow 2/1
Just a reminder that tomorrow night at 6:30 pm is the free Zoom
presentation for COA's all-new workshop about wintering geese in CT!

The Zoom will be given by COA board member Joe Attwater, who is also a
Conservation and Education Coordinator at RTPEC. He'll cover the history of
wintering geese in Connecticut, species identification for some of the more
rare species, and where to find your own rarities throughout the state.

At the end of the presentation you’ll be given a chance to join our COA
Wild Goose Chase GroupMe chat, where you can access a curated list of the
latest rare goose sightings in the state leading up to Sunday.

Register for the Zoom portion at the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdO2rqj8pHdNS-uoEmWW_AI-oYAdFDxqi

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.

Happy Birding,
Allison

Allison Black
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Norwich, CT

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Date: 1/31/24 12:37 pm
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Harlequin Duck continues plus Goldeneyes
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Harlequin Duck continues off of Sherwood Point/911 Memorial plus a huge raft of 650+ Common Goldeneyes. Still looking for a Barrow’s.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/31/24 12:27 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrow‘s Goldeneye: fishing pier, Nathan Hale Park
Barrow‘s Goldeneye visible from fishing pier of Nathan Hale Park, up towards the north, out from coast guard, with other goldeneyes.

A. Shippee, Hamden
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Date: 1/31/24 11:22 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coastal Center
1/31 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM. overcast,
low tide rising, 38F.
A few visitors today.
On the marsh: 16 Gadwalls, 25 American Black ducks, 37 Canada Geese with
about 50 flyovers. Ring billed & herring gulls, with one gull chasing a
black duck that had some food in its beak. The duck dropped it and the
gull retrieved it.
At feeders & grounds: 8 House finches, 11 House sparrows, 3 Chickadees, 3
Cardinals, 1 Golden crowned kinglet, 10 Mourning doves, 4 Song sparrows, 3
White throated sparrows, 1 Hair & 1 downy woodpecker fighting over the suet.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 1/31/24 7:41 am
From: DENNIS MAIN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit warbler
Yes, Ryan/et. al., Preserve is open Dawn to Dusk
Visitation Guidelines - Avalonia Land Conservancy

PS - we have about 45 Preserves set up as eBird hotspots in New London County area (thank you, Aidan!) - search "Avalonia......"
Dennis
Dennis S. Main, Pres.Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc.860-823-MAIN

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 10:32:43 AM EST, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Just for confirmation, it has now been reported that official preserve
signage and their website say that the preserve is open DAWN TIL DUSK while
it was previously reported that it is only open from 9 am to 5 pm. As this
prior information greatly informed my plans and I'm sure those of many
others would appreciate any concrete confirmation as to which is the more
accurate and permissible of these two.
Thanks,
-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich

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> Refound today 8am at avalonia Knox preserve Stonington Ed bailey Monroe
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Date: 1/31/24 7:32 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hermit warbler
Just for confirmation, it has now been reported that official preserve
signage and their website say that the preserve is open DAWN TIL DUSK while
it was previously reported that it is only open from 9 am to 5 pm. As this
prior information greatly informed my plans and I'm sure those of many
others would appreciate any concrete confirmation as to which is the more
accurate and permissible of these two.
Thanks,
-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich

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> Refound today 8am at avalonia Knox preserve Stonington Ed bailey Monroe
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Date: 1/31/24 6:41 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Siskins Woodbury
9:30 Flock of Pine Siskins (16 or more) feeding in tall hemlock corner of Judson Ave and School street. Also large flock of juncos (60+) feeding on ground nearby

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 1/31/24 6:22 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GWF goose at Crosby pond, orange
1/31- 9:15am- orange. Crosby pond. 1 greater white fronted goose in with about 200 Canada geese but part of flock just took off.
Bev Propen, orange

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Date: 1/31/24 5:51 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Tavern Rd park, Orange
1/31 Orange
For those who are not familiar with Old Tavern Rd park in Orange(on Old
Tavern Rd) it is a circular track (walkable or driveable) approximately 1/2
mile around. As you enter and head to the right, you pass some white pines
that have had some good birds,then there is the first baseball field
(OT-1), then the second field (OT-2), then the small pond and you continue
around to a few other fields. The Greater white fronted goose has been
seen here several times in with the Canada Goose flock. Ospreys nest there
on the light tower in season.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 1/31/24 5:13 am
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit warbler
Refound today 8am at avalonia Knox preserve Stonington Ed bailey Monroe 

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Date: 1/30/24 2:40 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Stonington HERMIT WARBLER
Just a heads up on the preserves hours of operation. The preserve is open from 9AM to 5PM. There is limited parking for 10 cars and I recommend car pooling

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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> On Jan 30, 2024, at 4:14 PM, Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> From the CT Audubon Rare Bird Alert:
>
> CTAudubonRBA: A HERMIT WARBLER was just photo'd at Knox Preserve in Stonington. No additional info at this time, besides bird being currently present
>
> I understand that the bird is currently at the following coordinates:
>
> 41.3381523, -71.9399461
>
> I have no other info at this time!
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> CT Birds Moderator
> Madison
>
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Date: 1/30/24 1:14 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington HERMIT WARBLER
From the CT Audubon Rare Bird Alert:

CTAudubonRBA: A HERMIT WARBLER was just photo'd at Knox Preserve in Stonington. No additional info at this time, besides bird being currently present

I understand that the bird is currently at the following coordinates:

41.3381523, -71.9399461

I have no other info at this time!

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

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Date: 1/30/24 1:05 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early Chipping Sparrow
An early Chipping Sparrow was mixed in with the other sparrows foraging below my feeders this afternoon. Along with the grackles and blackbirds I’ve had already this year, who cares what the Groundhog says this Friday, Spring is coming!

Jack Swatt

Colchester, CT

Lempster, NH

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Date: 1/30/24 7:11 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Crosby pond
1/30. Crosby pond. 10 am
2 wood ducks ( a pair),14 mallards & 2 Carolina wrens calling .
Beverly Propen, orange

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Date: 1/30/24 6:46 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Goose at Old tavern park
1/30. 9:40am old tavern rd park- greater white fronted goose in with about 170 Canada geese at field OT-1,
Bev propen, orange

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Date: 1/30/24 6:43 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cedar Waxwings
Two large flocks of Cedar Waxwings just came through my garden - 17 landed then took off again, a second flock of about 30 flew over very fast.  First CEWA seen in a long time.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 1/29/24 4:44 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mega Bowl
The Mega Bowl of Birding in CT is this weekend! The birding will be on Saturday and the celebratory dinner will be on Sunday. There is still time to register for the event if you are interested in doing so. The deadline for registration is this Wednesday evening (but I will accept last minute entries if they are sent in by Friday). Most teams are choosing to bird within a circle with a 5-mile Radius (my apologies: on at least one occasion, I mistakenly referred to a circle as having a 5-mile diameter), but you can also bird within a town or county if you prefer. It is a fun challenge to see how many bird species you can find in a day in mid-winter and the more birds you see the more money will be donated to the CT-based environmental organization of your choice. So, put on your warmest clothes and join us on Saturday for a fun day of birding! Contact me to register or if you have any questions. Previous posts to this site have provided details for the event.

Chris Loscalzo,
Mega Bowl Coordinator
<closcalz...>
203 389-6508

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Date: 1/29/24 12:05 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shrike at Durham/Middlefield (January 29)
A Northern Shrike was seen and photographed at 11:25 A.M. today from the edge of Durham Meadows and the Coginchaug River off route 147 and near the Durham/Middlefield town line. Field observations and review of photographs indicate a gray immature or possibly an adult Northern Shrike. The perched bird was observed for a minute or so, during which the photos were taken. It was then seen in flight as it headed northwest over Route 147 in the direction of the Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel store. There was no possibility of follow up on this sighting. Further details are posted on eBird.

Steve Broker
Cheshire

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Date: 1/29/24 6:26 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater white fronted goose—yes
1/29- Crosby pond, orange. 9:20 am. Greater white fronted goose at Crosby Pond in with 122 Canada geese & 16 mallards.
Bev propen,
Orange

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Date: 1/29/24 6:12 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] rufous sided towhee
My neighbor in Bloomfield had a towhee two days ago in their yard. They are good birders so I believe this was a true sighting. Seems very early for this bird. Also, I had my usual two red-winged blackbirds at my feeders last week. They come every year.

Zellene Sandler
Bloomfield

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Date: 1/29/24 5:13 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA supports Mega Bowl
Mega Bowl of Birding is Feb. 3; Compilation is Feb 4.

The Mega Bowl is a celebration of birds, birders and birding. The idea is
to go birding in a specific area in CT (a count circle with a 5-mile
diameter that includes your residence, or any town, or any county in CT),
either on your own or preferably with a small group of your birding
friends. You look for as many bird species as you can and are awarded
points for each species you find. The less common the species, the more
points you acquire. Prizes will be awarded to groups in several categories
AND the points you attain will be converted to a monetary donation to the
CT conservation organization of your choice.

COA is pleased to partner with the Mega Bowl to offer one COA membership
and one COA Annual Meeting ticket as additional prizes for select event
categories selected by Chris Loscalzo.

Birders of all experience levels are welcome.See additional details here
<https://www.ctbirding.org/eventcal/new-haven-bird-club-bird-count-and-compilation-dinner-the-eighth-annual-mega-bowl-of-birding/2024-02-03/>.
People who are interested in participating in the Mega Bowl should contact
Chris Loscalzo by email at <closcalz...> or by phone at 203
389-6508.
--
Cynthia S Ehlinger
Vice President, Connecticut Ornithological Association
Riverside

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Date: 1/28/24 7:02 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford County Big January Update
Well, THIS is disappointing weather! I like to finish Big January strong and the weather is not cooperating. I just watched a forecast and the "rain" predicted for this morning is coming down as thick white stuff that is now about 2" deep... The chance that many of us will go birding today is slim, but good luck to those who do! I filled my feeders and am getting some wet, hungry birds, including a poor little white-breasted nuthatch who was trying to compete with the aggressive house sparrows. I put some extra seed on the railing for it.

The last week did bring more species to the counts for many folks -- congratulations! We now have Debbie Bishop in the lead with 101 species (WOW!!!) - with a Wilson's snipe no less!!! There are now five folks with counts of 90 or better, which is simply amazing for Hartford County in January. Many others are over the adult goal of 60, and others coming along. I hope we'll have many folks getting certificates this year - so much fun to get out birding in January... but it would be more fun without this white rain. A reminder that this is a FUN challenge -- please share your sightings so others can enjoy the birds too.

Please remember that our young birders have lower goals to get a certificate -- take out the kids!
* Youth (ages 4-10) who must see at least 25 species to enter
* Teen (ages 11-17) who must see at least 35 species to enter
* Weekend Warrior (adults ages 18 and up who can’t get outdoors during the week) who must see at least 50 species to enter
* Adults (ages 18 and up who can get outdoors during the week) who must see at least 60 species to enter.
Three days left, folks. I'll pull the statistics on February 1st and announce the winners later in the week.

Happy Birding,

Sarah Faulkner

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Date: 1/27/24 8:52 am
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shovelers and Wood Duck on pond behind Whitney Center
1/27: Very active waterfowl feeding at 8:15 a.m. in a pond behind Whitney Center in Hamden. A quick look from our window through the intervening branches showed 3 Northern Shovelers (two males and a female), a male Wood Duck (wish it had been there for the NHBC Christmas Count last month), along with many Gadwall and Ring-necked Ducks. I’m sure there must have been more waterfowl on other parts of the pond, but I didn’t have time to do a comprehensive survey.

Flo McBride, Hamden

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Date: 1/27/24 7:24 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow buntings, Horned larks Long Beach
10:15 two separate flocks flying around

Angela Dimmitt

New Milford

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Date: 1/27/24 6:56 am
From: Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red shouldered hawks
Jalna Jaeger, East Ave Norwalk
1 red shouldered hawk calling in yard joined by a second, then third red
shouldered! Lots of discussion,the 2 flew off.

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Date: 1/26/24 12:50 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Pintails Watertown
This afternoon there was one adult male and 2 female-type Northern
Pintails on Sand Bank Road in Watertown. I had a female at this spot at the
beginning of the recent deep freeze, in a small bit of open brook in the
big cow pasture with about a dozen Mallards. They all disappeared when the
place froze up, but it's open now.
The Pintails were in a flock of c 30 Mallards, all mucking around in the
soggy turf. It was easy for individuals to disappear in ruts. The first
time through I had the two females but missed the male. A short time later,
on a return pass, the male was out in the open.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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