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10/17/17 9:31 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammo birds - Sunrise Birding walk 10/16
10/17/17 7:33 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo birds - Sunrise Birding walk 10/16
10/17/17 6:43 am Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mystery Goose
10/16/17 7:52 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Mystery Goose
10/16/17 4:28 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point today
10/16/17 4:22 pm Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Meadows SBM
10/16/17 3:17 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
10/16/17 3:14 pm Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mystery goose
10/16/17 3:11 pm mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
10/16/17 2:34 pm Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mystery Goose
10/16/17 7:10 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Shore Park - Dickcissel
10/16/17 6:32 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Roseland Park, Woodstock
10/16/17 6:23 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] From Hartford Audubon Wildlife Series
10/15/17 11:46 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 16 Royal, 1 Caspian Terns - off of Chaffinch Island and Mulberry Point Guilford - seen from kayak.
10/15/17 9:49 am Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thank you - COA Sparrow Workshop
10/15/17 8:48 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington
10/15/17 7:45 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
10/15/17 1:53 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
10/14/17 4:07 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cove Island flycatcher
10/14/17 3:52 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cove Island flycatcher
10/14/17 3:29 pm Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 10/14/17
10/14/17 2:48 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thrush Encounter
10/14/17 1:01 pm Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wallingford Greater White-fronted Goose
10/14/17 12:27 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC Hammonasset walk
10/14/17 11:03 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gray Flycatcher
10/14/17 10:27 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gray Flycatcher - No luck yet
10/14/17 10:23 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Park Forecast for Sunday
10/14/17 9:45 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands SP Orange-crowned Warbler
10/14/17 7:34 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington
10/14/17 7:32 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1
10/14/17 7:26 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1
10/14/17 7:25 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Farmington
10/14/17 7:13 am Lea Kessler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1
10/14/17 6:41 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands Yellow-throated Warbler
10/14/17 5:40 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
10/14/17 5:21 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
10/14/17 3:57 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC trip to Hammonasset this morning
10/13/17 5:46 pm Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP Friday final
10/13/17 3:30 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Partially Leucistic Eastern Phoebe
10/13/17 10:24 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Naugatuck State Forest--West Block, Oct 13, 2017
10/13/17 10:17 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vesper Sparrow, Stratford
10/13/17 9:56 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Smith Richardson Volunteer Day Save the Date, Saturday, November 4th
10/13/17 8:38 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Monarchs still migrating
10/13/17 8:08 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Orange-crowned Warbler
10/13/17 7:44 am Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 10/11/17
10/13/17 7:01 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP Rough-legged Hawk!
10/13/17 6:48 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked type
10/13/17 5:13 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP Friday morning
10/12/17 7:50 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LHP Sandhill Crane, 110-12-17
10/12/17 4:58 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gloucester MA pelagic trip October 22 LINKs
10/12/17 4:33 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gloucester MA pelagic trip October 22
10/12/17 4:26 pm Felix Sangari via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
10/12/17 3:20 pm Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White Throated Sparrows
10/12/17 2:43 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt hawkwatch, 214 raptors, 1 SANDHILL CRANE, 10-12-17, Thursday
10/12/17 11:47 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Clay-colored Sparrow, Common Tern continues
10/12/17 9:24 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] McKinney wildlife refuge in Stratford
10/12/17 8:47 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northwest Park Windsor
10/12/17 6:48 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late Common Tern in Westport
10/12/17 6:42 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange Crowned Warbler Audubon Greenwich
10/12/17 5:55 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
10/12/17 5:08 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
10/12/17 4:56 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
10/11/17 5:51 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Keeping birds safe from outdoor cats (National Wildlife Federation magazine article)
10/11/17 5:47 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WT Sparrow and a Junco
10/11/17 5:12 pm Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 10/11/17
10/11/17 2:47 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
10/11/17 1:52 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oops!
10/11/17 1:34 pm Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury area sparrows
10/11/17 12:56 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bicknell's Thrush rejected from Endangered Species list
10/11/17 12:38 pm mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] panel to discuss cat predation of songbirds and possible solutions
10/11/17 11:57 am Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose Wallingford
10/11/17 10:42 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield
10/11/17 10:30 am Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glastonbury Big Sit Correction
10/11/17 9:35 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Steep Rock Preserve, River Road. Washington, CT
10/11/17 9:17 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked Thrush
10/11/17 8:25 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Some hawks moving + Smithsonian Vulture Lecture tonight at Audubon Greenwich
10/11/17 8:18 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked Thrush
10/11/17 8:11 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford notes 10/10
10/11/17 7:17 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point 10/11/17
10/11/17 6:24 am Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glastonbury Big Sit Results
10/11/17 6:11 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lucas Stephenson Young Birder - BirdCallsRadio
10/10/17 6:05 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] forgot the pics
10/10/17 6:02 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rough-legged Hawk pics
10/10/17 5:57 pm Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Rough-Legged Hawk today.
10/10/17 5:40 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Roughlegged Hawk pics, Lighthouse Point, 10-10-17
10/10/17 5:12 pm Brian Kleinman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HAS Big Sit - Station 43 South Windsor
10/10/17 4:43 pm Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LHPP today- ROUGH-Legged Plus
10/10/17 3:50 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Few ducks
10/10/17 3:28 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Roughlegged Hawk pics, Lighthouse Point, 10-10-17
10/10/17 3:27 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Aspetuck dam
10/10/17 3:02 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point, Nelson's Sparrows, American Golden-Plover, 10/10/17
10/10/17 11:47 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Beaver ponds park new haven
10/10/17 11:37 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Beaver ponds park new haven
10/10/17 10:18 am Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harkness Clay-colored and White-crowned Sparrows
10/10/17 9:44 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rough legged hawk LHPP
10/10/17 8:02 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich hosts 'The Virtues of Vultures'- Oct 11
10/10/17 7:28 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton) Red-headed Woodpecker
10/10/17 6:41 am C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose
10/10/17 6:28 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Excellent article: Birder's Tour of UConn
10/10/17 4:30 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
10/10/17 2:23 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
10/9/17 5:33 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Surf Scopers Big Sit! 2017 final results
10/9/17 4:07 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Point / Groton Seawatch
10/9/17 12:26 pm John McGinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle
10/9/17 12:11 pm wingsct--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early Brant Stratford
10/9/17 11:05 am William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early Brant Stratford
10/9/17 10:21 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jaeger
10/9/17 8:49 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CLAY-COLORED and Lincoln's Sparrows - Stratford Point
10/9/17 7:40 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Orange-crowned Warbler
10/8/17 6:04 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point BIG SIT results
10/8/17 3:18 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 4 Close Park Peregrines
10/8/17 2:15 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, Fri. 10-6-17 Woodcock, Ovenbird
10/8/17 2:02 pm Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Easton Clay-colored Sparrow, N. Shoveler
10/8/17 1:40 pm Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dickcissel, Storrs
10/8/17 1:30 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks and stn 43 South Windsor
10/8/17 4:58 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vesper sparrow
10/7/17 6:48 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Big Sit!
10/7/17 5:40 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lot W fields UConn
10/7/17 5:30 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park 10/7/17
10/7/17 5:14 pm Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park 10/7/17
10/7/17 3:32 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Blue Grosbeak
10/7/17 2:15 pm Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford point & Long Beach Blvd
10/7/17 1:57 pm john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] gull on Anchor Beach, Milford
10/7/17 1:39 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Sparrow Workshop Sunday October 15th at Stratford Point at 8AM
10/7/17 1:20 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] gull on Anchor Beach, Milford
10/7/17 11:50 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gull Id
10/7/17 10:11 am Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kellogg/Osbornedale
10/7/17 10:11 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Pond Simsbury
10/7/17 9:38 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mondo Ponds
10/7/17 9:16 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SilverSands, Milford
10/7/17 7:56 am Fritzandsheila via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cardinal: Male feeding juvenile
10/7/17 7:30 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP Friday
10/7/17 4:15 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MANY INTERESTING POSTS WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL IF YOU COULD INCLUDE THE TOWN OR AREA OF YOUR SIGHTINGS
10/6/17 6:27 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Looking Ahead: Weather and Rarities
10/6/17 5:44 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital: Oct. 8-9 Great Skua trip openings
10/6/17 2:39 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mondo ponds
10/6/17 2:16 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton- YB Cuckoo
10/6/17 12:50 pm Jan Collins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook Greater White-fronted Geese
10/6/17 11:36 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden, North Lake: Cardinal: Male feeding Juvenile, also Towhee
10/6/17 9:43 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
10/6/17 9:16 am Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kinglets and geese
10/6/17 7:55 am VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC October Indoor Program
10/6/17 4:33 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP morning
10/5/17 6:45 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union Wed., 10-4-17 Still following the Chickadees
10/5/17 6:03 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook wablers
10/5/17 5:37 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Injured Swainson's Hawk in rehab
10/5/17 4:57 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Injured Swainson's Hawk in rehab
10/5/17 6:45 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BT GREEN-Hop Brook
10/4/17 2:45 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barkhamsted - Sedge Wren
10/4/17 1:03 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo
10/4/17 12:46 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Hammonasset Road Closures
10/4/17 12:02 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
10/4/17 10:20 am cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummer and leps
10/4/17 9:47 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Loon or grebe at Shuttlemeadow Reservoir
10/4/17 9:23 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point-bird seed/Sparrows
10/4/17 8:13 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Warblers
10/4/17 6:19 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: Hammonasset Road Closures
10/3/17 2:48 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Finchs Plus
10/3/17 12:43 pm Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kinglets
10/3/17 12:31 pm Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LHPP for Tuesday, 10-3-2017
10/3/17 10:44 am Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammo east end
10/3/17 9:55 am Chris Petherick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummer - Fairfield
10/3/17 8:32 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1 Hummer Remaining
10/3/17 7:15 am James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset
10/3/17 6:49 am James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset
10/2/17 8:35 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bauer Farm Sparrows, lost and found
10/2/17 8:15 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk/Westport Forster's Terns
10/2/17 8:01 pm Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HAS members meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10th
10/2/17 7:53 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Good birds seen in Morris today
10/2/17 3:49 pm cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Robins
10/2/17 2:52 pm Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Clay-colored Sparrow Harkness
10/2/17 2:43 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point 10/2
10/2/17 2:43 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Northern Shovelers
10/2/17 11:12 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point,10/2/17
10/2/17 9:56 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SilverSands, Dickcissel
10/2/17 7:54 am Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RT Hummingbirds
10/2/17 6:43 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Clay-colored Sparrow
10/1/17 5:25 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 72 Hawks today
10/1/17 3:12 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Clay-colored Sparrow Portland
10/1/17 2:27 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn hlw,/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union,10-1-17; Kinglets, 28 sp
10/1/17 11:47 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] DC Cormorants
10/1/17 11:43 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Allen's Meadow
10/1/17 11:34 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison birds
10/1/17 9:21 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Allen's Meadow
10/1/17 8:48 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
10/1/17 8:18 am Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummingbirds
10/1/17 8:02 am Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point
10/1/17 7:25 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Sparrow Workshop
10/1/17 7:18 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point addendum
10/1/17 7:18 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sparrow workshop?
10/1/17 7:04 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point 10/1
10/1/17 6:32 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sparrow workshop?
10/1/17 5:40 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] UConn Lot W
9/30/17 8:26 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] EXTRALIMITAL : Great Skua in GOM
9/30/17 5:24 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] royal tern pics9/29 westbrook town beach
9/30/17 2:26 pm Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OC Warbler at Hammo
9/30/17 2:01 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RT Hummingbirds
9/30/17 1:43 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Clay-colored Sparrow
9/30/17 1:33 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point - Whimbrels
9/30/17 1:18 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Double Post
9/30/17 12:31 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartford
9/30/17 12:16 pm pgcianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Batterson Park Pond, Farmington
9/30/17 12:10 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartford
9/30/17 11:29 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 9/30 Durham birds, 9/29 Bluff Pt
9/30/17 11:11 am William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Nelson's Greenwich Point
9/30/17 10:39 am William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nelson's Greenwich Point
9/30/17 9:36 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bantam Lake Ducks, etc.
9/30/17 9:08 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great Skua YES
9/30/17 8:51 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Skua YES
9/30/17 7:21 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sora, Whalebone cove, Hadlyme
9/30/17 7:12 am Dan Mercurio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dickcissel at Hammo
9/30/17 6:43 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP on Friday
9/30/17 4:40 am Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swamp Sparrow
9/30/17 4:08 am Dotty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Road trip: See 100 eagles fighting for fish just 90 minutes from D.C.
9/29/17 6:51 pm Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Geese today
9/29/17 3:55 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 9/29 Greenwich Point Sparrows
9/29/17 2:18 pm Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7 royal terns at Hammo
9/29/17 11:28 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck?
9/29/17 11:07 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton) migrants
9/29/17 10:10 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] red-headed woodpecker Lighthouse Point continues
9/29/17 9:18 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point
9/29/17 9:17 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
9/29/17 8:53 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kingfisher
9/29/17 8:42 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sunrise Walk - Silver Sands
9/29/17 8:32 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle vrs. Great Blue Heron- Ansonia Greenway
9/29/17 7:38 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Terns ,Westbrook Town Beach
9/29/17 7:30 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP Red-headed Woodpecker
9/29/17 7:24 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point Dickcissels
9/29/17 6:53 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LPP Broadwings
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9/21/17 2:52 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo landscaping
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9/21/17 2:23 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Warblers too
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9/21/17 8:48 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
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9/20/17 2:03 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Skimmer Old Saybrook
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9/20/17 7:38 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NYC Sooty Tern
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9/19/17 1:57 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Possible FRANKLIN'S GULL
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Date: 10/17/17 9:31 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo birds - Sunrise Birding walk 10/16
Here's a corrected link to upcoming walks:

http://www.sunrisebirding.com/walks.htm

Frank Mantlik

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> On Oct 17, 2017, at 10:31 AM, Frankk Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
>
> 10/16 Madison, Hammonasset SP
> The Sunrise Birding walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison on Monday resulted in 39 species, with highlights of immature LITTLE BLUE HERON, BALD EAGLE (right overhead!), several hunting COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and a cloud of about 1000 TREE SWALLOWS doing their aerial dance above us. The full eBird list, with Patty Morris' photos, is here:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39958085
>
> A Note: at Hammo, the park road east of Middle Beach is closed for construction weekdays (apparently open on weekends). Walking access east to the Meigs Point area is permitted along the beach.
>
>
> For the remaining autumn walk schedule:
>
> www.sunrisebirding.com/walks
>
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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Date: 10/17/17 7:33 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo birds - Sunrise Birding walk 10/16
10/16  Madison, Hammonasset SPThe Sunrise Birding walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison on Monday resulted in 39 species, with highlights of immature LITTLE BLUE HERON, BALD EAGLE (right overhead!), several hunting COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and a cloud of about 1000 TREE SWALLOWS doing their aerial dance above us. The full eBird list, with Patty Morris' photos, is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39958085

A Note: at Hammo, the park road east of Middle Beach is closed for construction weekdays (apparently open on weekends). Walking access east to the Meigs Point area is permitted along the beach.

For the remaining autumn walk schedule:
www.sunrisebirding.com/walks

Frank Mantlik Stratford
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Date: 10/17/17 6:43 am
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystery Goose
I have looked at a ton of pictures in Sibleys, other field guides and on-line, and I now think that the bird was a Pink-Footed. The upper neck and head was lighter than most P-F pics I found, but there were some where the head was lighter, like the bird I saw. I went back to the field last evening with a scope, but the birds had left, including the bird in question. I will try to relocate it today, but anyone who is in the Somers/Enfield area might want to scan the corn fields this afternoon - I know I'll be.


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Date: 10/16/17 7:52 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mystery Goose
Hey Jim,
I don't have much in the way for suggestions other than checking some
fields guides to see if anything matches. As for photos, you can always try
'digibinning' using your phone to get something identifiable.

Cheers,
Stefan Martin

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 5:34 PM Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <
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> 10/16/07 - 5:10 pm, Cornfield on south side of Watchaug Rd., 700
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=Watchaug+Rd.,+700&entry=gmail&source=g> feet
> east of intersection with Four Bridges Road. 1,000+ Canadas, and one very
> light colored goose with striking almost white scalloping on the back.
> Slightly smaller that Canadas, but extremely light colored with a light
> tan/buff neck and head. I don't think it is a juv. Snow goose or
> white-fronted, and I am thinking it may be a hybrid. Anyone in the area,
> please take a look - man I need a camera.....
>
>
> James L. Pfeifer, LEP
> Principal Consultant
> Environmental Resources Management
> 99 East River Dr., 3rd Floor
> East Hartford, Connecticut
> 06108
>
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Date: 10/16/17 4:28 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point today
The hawk flight at Lighthouse Point today was modest (c 120 raptors)
despite strong NW winds. Very heavy, constant cloud cover may have played a
part in the result. It certainly contributed to a meager flight of
non-raptor species. Tuesday could be better on both fronts. Of greatest
interest were 3 flyover Wilson's Snipe (a species I've seen flying over
there a few times) and a single blue morph Snow Goose in a flock of c 50
Canada Geese.

Most numerous of 10 raptor species were 40 Cooper's Hawks, 25 Sharp-shinned
Hawks and 21 American Kestrels. All others were in single digits.

We had more than 20 observers at times. Thanks especially to Dana Campbell,
Sol Satin, Bruce Finnan, Don Morgan, Nick Bonomo, Howie Sternberg, Sara
Zagorski, Bill Batsford, Ken Merrifield,Jalna Jaeger and others I've
inadvertently overlooked.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 10/16/17 4:22 pm
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Meadows SBM
Wharehouse pond, from blind
Wilsons Snipe
YC Nightheron juv
BC Nightheron
Black Duck
Green Wing teal
Coopers
N Harrier juv


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Date: 10/16/17 3:17 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
I have been reporting an ESOW for quite a while now at North Lake Dr., quite close to that office. Perhaps the same bird? See eBird for details. It was daily for a time, and is more irregular now.

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> On Oct 16, 2017, at 6:06 PM, mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Got one whinnying in the little patch of forest alongside Lake Whitney, Hamden, next to River Advocates office in Whitneyville. Didn't know it was there until I worked late one night. Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford
>
> From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> To: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>; Dana Campbell <dana.l.campbell...>
> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
>
> They have been whinnying and calling in my woods too, almost every night! Last night they started right around dusk when I was finishing gardening. What a nice end to the day!
>
>
> Sarah Faulkner
>
> Collinsville
>
>> On October 15, 2017 at 4:52 AM Dana Campbell via CTBirds wrote:
>>
>>
>> How wonderful to hear a little Eastern Screech Owl whinnying in the woods
>> behind my house! Makes early rising worthwhile. Hope he finds a mate.
>>
>> --
>> The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
>> Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
>> <dana.l.campbell...> mailto:<dana.l.campbell...>
>>
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>> ―Evelyn Underhill, *Mysticism: a Study in the Nature & Development of
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Date: 10/16/17 3:14 pm
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystery goose
Sorry, all. This is in Somers, CT

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Date: 10/16/17 3:11 pm
From: mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
Got one whinnying in the little patch of forest alongside Lake Whitney, Hamden, next to River Advocates office in Whitneyville. Didn't know it was there until I worked late one night. Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford

From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>; Dana Campbell <dana.l.campbell...>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford

They have been whinnying and calling in my woods too, almost every night!  Last night they started right around dusk when I was finishing gardening.  What a nice end to the day!


Sarah Faulkner

Collinsville

> On October 15, 2017 at 4:52 AM Dana Campbell via CTBirds wrote:
>
>
>    How wonderful to hear a little Eastern Screech Owl whinnying in the woods
>    behind my house! Makes early rising worthwhile. Hope he finds a mate.
>
>    --
>    The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
>    Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
>    <dana.l.campbell...> mailto:<dana.l.campbell...>
>
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>    ―Evelyn Underhill, *Mysticism: a Study in the Nature & Development of
>    Spiritual Consciousness*
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Date: 10/16/17 2:34 pm
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystery Goose
10/16/07 - 5:10 pm, Cornfield on south side of Watchaug Rd., 700 feet east of intersection with Four Bridges Road. 1,000+ Canadas, and one very light colored goose with striking almost white scalloping on the back. Slightly smaller that Canadas, but extremely light colored with a light tan/buff neck and head. I don't think it is a juv. Snow goose or white-fronted, and I am thinking it may be a hybrid. Anyone in the area, please take a look - man I need a camera.....


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Date: 10/16/17 7:10 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Shore Park - Dickcissel
East Shore Park - New Haven -- 1 Dickcissel. It was skulking in a
phragmites patch. If you walk along the paved path that runs along the
water treatment facility fence go to where the path has phragmites on both
sides.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 10/16/17 6:32 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Roseland Park, Woodstock
This morning at Roseland Park, a few surprising lingering birds around the lake: an Osprey, a Great Egret, and a Barn Swallow! The latter two are among the latest observations I could find for the county on eBird. There was also a singing and displaying Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the bushes along the shore.
Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 10/16/17 6:23 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] From Hartford Audubon Wildlife Series
Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM, McAuley Residence Auditorium, 275 Steele Rd., W. Hartford, CT Adult $ 4.00, Student $2.00

Margaret Rubega, Ph.D. - Connecticut State Ornithologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut will give a presentation on
The Disappearance of an Almost-Invisible Bird: The Mysterious Biology and Decline of the Chimney Swift -

Chimney Swifts live and breed, literally, right in our houses, but their unique biology makes them particularly difficult to observe, and the steady decline of their populations across their breeding range is a cause for concern. In this presentation, Dr. Rubega will describe the lifestyle of these fascinating birds, and efforts to understand, and halt, the disappearance of them from our skies.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT
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Date: 10/15/17 11:46 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 16 Royal, 1 Caspian Terns - off of Chaffinch Island and Mulberry Point Guilford - seen from kayak.
Kayaking amongst the rocks off of Mulberry Point and Chaffinch Island between. 12:30 and 2:30 PM, Sunday 10/15, a minimum of 16 Royal terns and one Caspian Tern. Some Probably visible or occasionally visible with a scope from shore. Mark Aronson

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Date: 10/15/17 9:49 am
From: Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thank you - COA Sparrow Workshop
It was definitely worth getting up early on a Sunday morning and joining Chris Loscalzo and other terrific birders for both the workshop and the field exploration! Thank you for sharing your expertise and for the great clay colored sparrow siting! I learned a lot, am feeling more confident in sparrow ID, and am excited to "practice" my new found sparrow skills.

:) Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 10/15/17 8:48 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington
This morning at Batterson 2 Gadwall

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Date: 10/15/17 7:45 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
They have been whinnying and calling in my woods too, almost every night! Last night they started right around dusk when I was finishing gardening. What a nice end to the day!


Sarah Faulkner

Collinsville

> On October 15, 2017 at 4:52 AM Dana Campbell via CTBirds wrote:
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>
> How wonderful to hear a little Eastern Screech Owl whinnying in the woods
> behind my house! Makes early rising worthwhile. Hope he finds a mate.
>
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Date: 10/15/17 1:53 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Screech Owl in East Hartford
How wonderful to hear a little Eastern Screech Owl whinnying in the woods
behind my house! Makes early rising worthwhile. Hope he finds a mate.

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Date: 10/14/17 4:07 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cove Island flycatcher
Despite all the excited chatter today about a possible first state record
Gray Flycatcher, we should remember that at this point it remains an
Empidonax sp, pending relocation or perhaps the results of a rigorous
appraisal of the photos. Congratulations to Lea Shaw for taking them. They
will be submitted to observers with strong experience with Gray and the
very similar Dusky Flycatcher for comment. There have been plenty of
occasions where what seemed a likely ID of a specific Empid has turned in
another direction under careful scrutiny.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 10/14/17 3:52 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cove Island flycatcher
Despite all the excited chatter today about a possible first state record
Gray Flycatcher, we should remember that at this point it remains an
Empidonax sp, pending relocation or perhaps the results of a rigorous
appraisal of the photos. Congratulations to Lea Shaw for taking them. They
will be submitted to observers with strong experience with Gray and the
very similar Dusky Flycatcher for comment. There have been plenty of
occasions where what seemed a likely ID of a specific Empid has turned in
another direction under careful scrutiny.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 10/14/17 3:29 pm
From: Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 10/14/17
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, 10/14/17, 8:00am-3:30pm - 10 Migrating Hawks. 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 Cooper’s Hawk, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 2 American Kestrel, 1 Merlin, and 1 Peregrine Falcon. Weather refused to cooperate today... overcast sky with a north wind that was too light to push the hawks to the coast I guess. Thanks to Ed Haesche, Ken Merrifield and Dave Peake-Jones for getting the hawk count total for the day into the double digits.

Howie Sternberg
Middletown
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Date: 10/14/17 2:48 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thrush Encounter


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon while in Barkhamsted I pished up a Hermit Thrush. Most birds when pished up look at you or their surroundings for a brief time and then get back to what they were doing. However, today when the thrush investigated my pishing he perched looking at me for what seemed like the better part of five minutes! In fact he was still looking at me when I walked away from him! How neat and he offered excellent views!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 10/14/17 1:01 pm
From: Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wallingford Greater White-fronted Goose
Seen today on private pond on George Washington Trail. This bird should be
watched for at McKenzie Reservoir. Tom Baptist
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Date: 10/14/17 12:27 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC Hammonasset walk
10/14 19 birders braved the weather (yes we got wet) this morning for a walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park led by Flo McBride and myself.
Total of 37 species seen featuring extended, close looks a a very co-operative Clapper Rail, Merlin, Northern Harrier, 2 American Golden Plover in with group of Black-bellies and several Dunlin. Lots of Yellow-rumped but no Yellow-throated Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler or Gray Flycatcher great day in Connecticut, indeed!
Bill Batsford
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Date: 10/14/17 11:03 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gray Flycatcher

I believe Lea Shaw found the Lark Sparrow in Simsbury last fall.  Congratulations on her latest find.
Doug BeachSimsbury

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Date: 10/14/17 10:27 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gray Flycatcher - No luck yet
Many searching for yesterday's Cove Is. GRAY FLYCATCHER have had no success up till 1:20pm. Numerous E. Phoebes, Yellow-rumps, A couple Palm Warblers, etc.

Frank Mantlik

Stratford

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Date: 10/14/17 10:23 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Park Forecast for Sunday

Light to Moderate SW winds are predicted tomorrow.  It will not be a great day for hawks.  If you do decide to visit the hawk watch or the warm, sunny beach, note that the Making Strides (Breast Cancer) Walk will take place tomorrow.  Cars will be parked from the Bath House north across the field, all the way to the Oaks and Boat Launch.  The Park will be covered in cars.  Registration starts at 9 am and the walk starts at 1 pm.  It will be very difficult to arrive or depart between 12 and 3 pm.  Townsend and Woodward Avenues will have significant traffic. 

We didn't get the weather we wanted, this past peak-migration week.  That is, there hasn't been rainy or other blocking weather followed by a crisp powerful frontal passage and strong NW winds.  So we're down by 1000 hawks or so.  Sharpy counts are taking a beating, let's hope we recover and get a few more birds later this month.
But Monday's looking good!
Steve MayoBethany


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Date: 10/14/17 9:45 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands SP Orange-crowned Warbler
Hi all,

While searching for the yellow-throated warbler found by Julian Hough this morning, I came across an orange-crowned warbler, at least three field sparrows, a young white-crowned sparrow, and a house wren, as well as an Eastern Phoebe or two. Several others were able to see the Orange-crowned. The birds were all in the grasses and shrubs on the east side of the entrance Road, near the fenced pumping station at the bottom of the hill. There were quite a lot of other birds in the area as well, but we never we found the yellow-throated warbler.

Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: 10/14/17 7:34 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington
Seen this morning at Batterson Lesser Scaup and 10 Ruddy Ducks and at Farmington meadows Indigo Bunting

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 10/14/17 7:32 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1
Any video showing tail movement would be awesome.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

On Oct 14, 2017, at 10:24 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Thanks Lea,
Is that near the Wildlife Sanctuary, or across the footbridge to the larger park proper?
Great find; experts are agreeing that your photos show a GRAY FLYCATCHER, a first for CT. Did you happen to note yesterday if the bird pumped its tail or not? Also, did it vocalize?

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Oct 14, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Lea Kessler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I saw the bird in question in Cove Island Park at chainlink fence dividing playground from water, to right of small maintenance building.
>
> Lea Shaw
> Simsbury
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:20:04 -0400
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...><mailto:<mantlik...>>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
> Message-ID: <E5217457-92FC-4EF8-A189-3044DCA5FEBC...><mailto:<E5217457-92FC-4EF8-A189-3044DCA5FEBC...>>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> 10/13. An eBird checklist from Cove Is. Park in Stamford by Lea Shaw reported a late Least Flycatcher. This morning, Greg Hanisek and I viewed subsequently attached photos that to us look like one of the western Empidonax species , GRAY FLYCATCHER. Louis Bevier, an expert birder from Maine (and formerly CT) just saw the pix and he agrees with that ID. This would be a first CT record.
>
> Patrick Dugan is leading a walk at Cove Is. Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. It is unclear at this point if Lea Shaw saw the flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary, or in the city park proper.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 10/14/17 7:26 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1
Thanks Lea,
Is that near the Wildlife Sanctuary, or across the footbridge to the larger park proper?
Great find; experts are agreeing that your photos show a GRAY FLYCATCHER, a first for CT. Did you happen to note yesterday if the bird pumped its tail or not? Also, did it vocalize?

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 14, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Lea Kessler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I saw the bird in question in Cove Island Park at chainlink fence dividing playground from water, to right of small maintenance building.
>
> Lea Shaw
> Simsbury
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:20:04 -0400
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...><mailto:<mantlik...>>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
> Message-ID: <E5217457-92FC-4EF8-A189-3044DCA5FEBC...><mailto:<E5217457-92FC-4EF8-A189-3044DCA5FEBC...>>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> 10/13. An eBird checklist from Cove Is. Park in Stamford by Lea Shaw reported a late Least Flycatcher. This morning, Greg Hanisek and I viewed subsequently attached photos that to us look like one of the western Empidonax species , GRAY FLYCATCHER. Louis Bevier, an expert birder from Maine (and formerly CT) just saw the pix and he agrees with that ID. This would be a first CT record.
>
> Patrick Dugan is leading a walk at Cove Is. Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. It is unclear at this point if Lea Shaw saw the flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary, or in the city park proper.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
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Date: 10/14/17 7:25 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington

Seen this morning at Batterson Lesser Scaup and
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Date: 10/14/17 7:13 am
From: Lea Kessler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3881, Issue 1
I saw the bird in question in Cove Island Park at chainlink fence dividing playground from water, to right of small maintenance building.

Lea Shaw
Simsbury
------------------------------

Message: 8
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:20:04 -0400
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...><mailto:<mantlik...>>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
Message-ID: <E5217457-92FC-4EF8-A189-3044DCA5FEBC...><mailto:<E5217457-92FC-4EF8-A189-3044DCA5FEBC...>>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

10/13. An eBird checklist from Cove Is. Park in Stamford by Lea Shaw reported a late Least Flycatcher. This morning, Greg Hanisek and I viewed subsequently attached photos that to us look like one of the western Empidonax species , GRAY FLYCATCHER. Louis Bevier, an expert birder from Maine (and formerly CT) just saw the pix and he agrees with that ID. This would be a first CT record.

Patrick Dugan is leading a walk at Cove Is. Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. It is unclear at this point if Lea Shaw saw the flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary, or in the city park proper.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 10/14/17 6:41 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands Yellow-throated Warbler
In tree line on left as you drop down into park. Follow mown path on left to tree line and walk south. Mown path is before you get to the directional sign.White-lored race.
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Date: 10/14/17 5:40 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
Here is a link to Lea Shaw's ebird list with photos:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39901468

If any know's Lea, can you please ask them where in Cove Is. Park they saw the bird yesterday?

Frank Mantlik



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> On Oct 14, 2017, at 8:20 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 10/13. An eBird checklist from Cove Is. Park in Stamford by Lea Shaw reported a late Least Flycatcher. This morning, Greg Hanisek and I viewed subsequently attached photos that to us look like one of the western Empidonax species , GRAY FLYCATCHER. Louis Bevier, an expert birder from Maine (and formerly CT) just saw the pix and he agrees with that ID. This would be a first CT record.
>
> Patrick Dugan is leading a walk at Cove Is. Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. It is unclear at this point if Lea Shaw saw the flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary, or in the city park proper.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 10/14/17 5:21 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable GRAY FLYCATCHER -Cove Is. 10/13
10/13. An eBird checklist from Cove Is. Park in Stamford by Lea Shaw reported a late Least Flycatcher. This morning, Greg Hanisek and I viewed subsequently attached photos that to us look like one of the western Empidonax species , GRAY FLYCATCHER. Louis Bevier, an expert birder from Maine (and formerly CT) just saw the pix and he agrees with that ID. This would be a first CT record.

Patrick Dugan is leading a walk at Cove Is. Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. It is unclear at this point if Lea Shaw saw the flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary, or in the city park proper.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 10/14/17 3:57 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC trip to Hammonasset this morning
Hi All,
We will be tempting the weather gods at Hammonasset this morning but you should consult the weather stations before committing to a long drive for the NHBC trip at Hammonasset. We seem to be at the western side of a rain event comng from the south and predicted to get to Hammonasset between 9 and 10AM. Wear rain gear and bring an umbrella if you come.
Hope to see some intrepid birders at Hammonasset this morning!
Bill Batsford
NHBC Outdoor Program Director
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Date: 10/13/17 5:46 pm
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday final
10/13- New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 70 migrating raptors
counted: Osprey 6, Northern Harrier 2, Turkey Vulture 8, Bald Eagle 1,
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6, Cooper's Hawk 27, Merlin 4, Rough-legged Hawk 1
(light morph), Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 3, Unidentified
Accipiter 3, Unidentified Raptor 8.
It was Tree Swallow day. They swirled over the watch all day and reached
murmuration counts at 8 a.m.
Small migrants: 3,215 Tree Swallows, 20 Double-crested Cormorants, 61
Canada Geese, 108 Blue Jays, 8 Pine Siskins, 1 Dickcissel, 50 Cedar
Waxwings, 12 Cowbird sp., 195 House Finches, 65 Common Grackles, 112
Red-winged Blackbirds, and 1 Common Raven. In the park: ring-billed
Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Downey Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Palm Warbler,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Crow, Northern Mockingbird, Red-winged
Blackbird, Herring Gulls, Great Blue Heron, Eastern Towhee (thanks, Marty
Moore.)


--
The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
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“For a lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us everyday.”
―Evelyn Underhill, *Mysticism: a Study in the Nature & Development of
Spiritual Consciousness*
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Date: 10/13/17 3:30 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Partially Leucistic Eastern Phoebe
On 10/10 I encountered a beautiful partially leucistic Eastern Phoebe at
the Woodbridge Community Gardens. It had white primaries, white tail
feathers, and a white breast. I was very fortunate that when I first
spotted the bird it was sitting on a fence bobbing its tail next to another
phoebe. Had I seen it flying by I may have had a heart attack thinking that
I had seen something much more rare.

Ebird list w/ photos linked below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39903596

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 10/13/17 10:24 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Naugatuck State Forest--West Block, Oct 13, 2017
I went hiking at Naugatuck State Forest off Hunter's Mountain Rd. this morning.  Nothing unusual for this time of year.  Many Palm and Myrtle Warblers, both Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, good numbers and variety of sparrows.  Otherwise, a good day to be out in the woods in the nice fall weather.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott

On Friday, October 13, 2017 1:09 PM, "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...> wrote:


Naugatuck State Forest--West Block, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Oct 13, 2017 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  35
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  2    at least 2. they were frequently heard and seen throughout the morning, but the most I heard at one time was 2.  Couldn,t r/o that they weren't the same 2 birds all morning.
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  18
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  11
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  8
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  18
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  11
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  12
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  18
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  8
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39898084

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 10/13/17 10:17 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vesper Sparrow, Stratford
10/13  Stratford, Connors Lane, town community garden - 1 VESPER SPARROW among more expected species, plus a flock of 9 MONK PARAKEETS.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 10/13/17 9:56 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Smith Richardson Volunteer Day Save the Date, Saturday, November 4th
The Connecticut Audubon Society and our volunteer corps are working hard to improve habitats at our Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport. The 4th annual CT Audubon Smith Richardson volunteer day is just weeks away. Below are the details and plans for the day. We have ambitious goals to improve habitats for birds and other wildlife here and your help can make a huge difference!
The event will be from 9am to 3pm. Volunteers should feel free to come and go as they please spending any amount of time that works for them. We meet in the barn at 32 Sasco Creek road. You can park at the Christmas tree farm which is located at 16 Sasco Creek road or Southport beach at 1313 Pequot ave.
Lunch will be supplied by the Taco Loco food truck from noon to 2pm. It will be all you can eat tacos with glutton free and vegetarian options. Around 1:30 we will have a visit from one of the Connecticut Audubon Society's owls. Please Bring large garden loppers (clippers) and shovels if you have them. We do have some extra for those who need them. Most of the work will be cutting vines in the woods and planting some great native trees and shrubs in pre-dug holes, so volunteers should dress appropriately. Work boots and work gloves are preferred. Please let me know if you might attend so we can plan logistics accordingly.

Thank you all so much for supporting the Connecticut Audubon Society's volunteer day at Smith Richardson nature preserve!
Sincerely,
Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director, The Connecticut Audubon Society

314 Unquowa Road
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Date: 10/13/17 8:38 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Monarchs still migrating
Yes, I know they're butterflies, not birds, but its encouraging to see that there are still Monarchs passing through on their southern migration, I see two or three a day down in West Haven/New Haven. Hope they can make a solid comeback.


Robert Jase
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Date: 10/13/17 8:08 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Orange-crowned Warbler
Silver Sands - 1 OC Warbler. It was in the brush east of the gated dirt
path that runs from the gated paved road to the boardwalk.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 10/13/17 7:44 am
From: Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 10/11/17
Thank you Howie and all the other guys for making my Hawk count day a fun filled event. Glad to have contributed, always learning and much appreciated. I place my counts on ebird as well.

Annette Pasek
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Naturalist Certification
Native landscaping can reduce your carbon footprint!

> On Oct 11, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, 10/11/17, 7am-4:45pm - 293 Migrating Hawks.. 2 Black Vulture, 11 Turkey Vulture, 53 Osprey, 11 Bald Eagle, 10 Northern Harrier, 51 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 64 Cooper’s Hawk, 8 Broad-winged Hawk, 23 American Kestrel, 10 Merlin, 9 Peregrine Falcon, 25 Unknown Accipeter, 2 Unknown Buteo, and 14 Unknown Raptor. A lot of the hawks were up high in the sky or out far, making them difficult to spot and identify. Because of this, some birds could not be identified exactly. 41 of the 293 birds were either Unknown Accipiters, Unknown Buteo, or Unknown Raptors. If an Accipeter can’t be further identified as a Sharp-shinned Hawk or Cooper’s Hawk, it is counted as an Unknown Accipeter. And if hawk is difficult to see because it is far away and you can’t even tell if is an Accipeter, Falcon, or Buteo, it is counted as a Unknown Raptor. Thanks to Robin McAllister for getting there early to count, Dan Bavir, Sol Satin, Don Morgan, Ken Merrifield, Jim Cortina, Dave Peake-Jones and everyone else who joined in on the fun today.
>
> Howie Sternberg
> Middletown
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Date: 10/13/17 7:01 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Rough-legged Hawk!
New Haven-Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - Light Morph Rough-legged Hawk
with a Common Raven escort.
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Date: 10/13/17 6:48 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked type
I just had a Gray-cheeked Thrush sp. at Birdcraft. It was near the banding lane at the SW corner of the "Pond". There was also a second Catharus thrush hanging out with it.

Patrick Comins Connecticut Audubon Society

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Date: 10/13/17 5:13 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday morning
Steady North Wind. Murmuration of Swallows. Merlin on patrol. First
flocks of Grackles and Blackbirds. Could be a good day today.
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Date: 10/12/17 7:50 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHP Sandhill Crane, 110-12-17
Here's a link to the pics:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bqazmky7r0s8nf5/AABd4jX8WdEd5ff-RqjUCeria?dl=0

Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct.
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Date: 10/12/17 4:58 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gloucester MA pelagic trip October 22 LINKs
To register for this October 22 pelagic trip go first to this link:

trips33.blogspot.com

and then onwards to the other link.

Thank you.
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Date: 10/12/17 4:33 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gloucester MA pelagic trip October 22
*From: *Carol Carson <krillcarson...>

*Subject: **Tickets still available for NECWA's Ocean Exploration
Cruise Sunday Oct. 22, 2017*
*Date: *October 10, 2017 at 8:34:31 PM EDT
*To: *<ctbirds...>


NECWA's Ocean Exploration Cruise on October 22, 2017 - Tickets Still
Available

Sailing Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Location: Boat leaves from Gloucester Harbor aboard the Privateer IV, 7
Seas Whale Watch

Join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA.org
<http://necwa.org/>) for an all day adventure to support marine wildlife
education, research, and conservation. This excursion is a fundraising
event for NECWA, an all-volunteer nonprofit based in southeastern MA.

Enjoy commentary from wildlife experts Wayne Petersen (Mass Audubon), Jim
Sweeney (South Shore Bird Club), David Clapp (Natural History Services),
Thomas Robben (Hartford Audubon Society), Adrian Jordaan (Department of
Environmental Conservation, UMASS Amherst), and Jay Frontierro (Captain and
Naturalist 7 Seas Whale Watch). NECWA naturalists include Tammy Silva,
Michael O'Neill, Courtney Callahan, and Krill Carson.

We head offshore to view and record seabirds, whales, seals, basking
sharks, ocean sunfish, and other marine wildlife seen in the waters off
Cape Cod. If weather allows, we will chum for seabirds and incorporate a
number of environmental sampling stations into our agenda for the day. Data
collected offshore will be shared with other researches in the New England
area to support their research and management activities. During the trip,
NECWA will provide a free nature-themed raffle to thank passengers for
joining us.

To learn more about this exciting trip or to register online through our
Constant Contact Event site, go to http://events.
constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qdcmohcab&oeidk=a07eedraa7mc69c9941

Adult tickets are $90
Student tickets are $65

If you need additional information, go to www.necwa.org or contact Krill
Carson, President NECWA, at 508-369-8303 <(508)%20369-8303> or krillcarson
@mac.com
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Date: 10/12/17 4:26 pm
From: Felix Sangari via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
In the north coast of Spain, where I live, gulls (mainly yellow-legged gulls) are used to kill and eat the passerines that come from UK during fall migration. And some of them that nest on the roofs in the city (Santander), are specialized in killing/eating pigeons. I once counted 17 corpses around a nest. Very efficient killers, a single blow in the head and that's it...
Félix

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To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:56 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting

Westport- Sherwood Island SP-
275+ Laughing Gulls so far, all moving east, 2 Common Loons headed west,2 Bald Eagles(adult and 1st year) moving west, Peregrine Falcon, midsound, moving west, 2 Merlins, moving west, one chased a passerine into the beach almost hitting me, but missed me and the passerine, a high flying flock of 50+ Brant flying west, only 1 Wood Duck (only duck species so far)flying west, and here's the curious sighting...
I saw 8 Herring Gulls aggressively chase a small passerine in off the water from Long Island Sound as if it were chasing a tern with food. They drove it onto the beach and into the tall grass before giving up in their pursuit.I was unable to locate the passerine which no doubt was traumatized!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 10/12/17 3:20 pm
From: Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White Throated Sparrows

10/11/17. Lisa G Stafford Springs Favorite spot. About 6 or so that I got for a count. Also last few evenings had about 100 plus so of Wood Ducks congregating in the pond.
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Date: 10/12/17 2:43 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt hawkwatch, 214 raptors, 1 SANDHILL CRANE, 10-12-17, Thursday
At 10:10 AM a lone Sandhill Crane flew over the Hawkwatch, and I wanted to
get the word out so that those downstream can be on the lookout tomorrow.
A rough count of Raptors was 214, including, once again, many more Coopers
Hawks than Sharp-shinned. The morning flight was very good but by 1 PM had
petered down to almost nothing and we had only 3 migrators between 2 and 3
PM.
Pics of the crane, however bad, to come later.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 10/12/17 11:47 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Clay-colored Sparrow, Common Tern continues
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Clay-colored Sparrow seen to the left of the west end viewing platform with a Swamp and Song Sparrow.
Common Tern still here, presumably the same tern seen earlier today, but seen from the beach at the very west end of the park and very close to shore.

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 10/12/17 9:24 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] McKinney wildlife refuge in Stratford
Very active here. About 100 green winged teal, several Night herons, tons of warblers, multiple types of sparrows including white crowned.

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Date: 10/12/17 8:47 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northwest Park Windsor

As expected just three Warbler species but did see my f o s Dark Eyed Junco
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 10/12/17 6:48 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late Common Tern in Westport
Westport- Sherwood Island and then Burying Hill Beach- a single Common Tern spotted from Sherwood Island SP headed west at first and then headed east, dove and caught a fish and then flew to and landed at Burying Hill. I immediately drove over to photograph and positively ID the tern where it was very cooperative roosting with a flock of mostly Laughing Gulls before taking off and heading east.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 10/12/17 6:42 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange Crowned Warbler Audubon Greenwich
Orange Crowned Warbler at the second left turn in 'The Maze' next to hawk watch lawn at Audubon Greenwich. Seen briefly before flying left towards Riversville Rd. Haven't been able to relocate. Lots of Kinglets, Yellow Rumps around.
-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich

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Date: 10/12/17 5:55 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
This seems to be a regular thing in fall in LIS. I noticed it again on Tuesday morning, when three Laughing Gulls pursued a passerine over the water as it tried to get back to land. Last year, on a flight day after a front, it happened repeatedly.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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> On Oct 12, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Gulls will definitely prey on small passerines over the Sound and oceans, as witnessed during birding pelagic trips. The passerine is vulnerable out there, with no vegetation to flee to. This individual was lucky to make it back to land.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Oct 12, 2017, at 7:55 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Westport- Sherwood Island SP-
>> 275+ Laughing Gulls so far, all moving east, 2 Common Loons headed west,2 Bald Eagles(adult and 1st year) moving west, Peregrine Falcon, midsound, moving west, 2 Merlins, moving west, one chased a passerine into the beach almost hitting me, but missed me and the passerine, a high flying flock of 50+ Brant flying west, only 1 Wood Duck (only duck species so far)flying west, and here's the curious sighting...
>> I saw 8 Herring Gulls aggressively chase a small passerine in off the water from Long Island Sound as if it were chasing a tern with food. They drove it onto the beach and into the tall grass before giving up in their pursuit.I was unable to locate the passerine which no doubt was traumatized!
>>
>> Tina Green
>> Westport
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 10/12/17 5:08 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
Gulls will definitely prey on small passerines over the Sound and oceans, as witnessed during birding pelagic trips. The passerine is vulnerable out there, with no vegetation to flee to. This individual was lucky to make it back to land.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Oct 12, 2017, at 7:55 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Westport- Sherwood Island SP-
> 275+ Laughing Gulls so far, all moving east, 2 Common Loons headed west,2 Bald Eagles(adult and 1st year) moving west, Peregrine Falcon, midsound, moving west, 2 Merlins, moving west, one chased a passerine into the beach almost hitting me, but missed me and the passerine, a high flying flock of 50+ Brant flying west, only 1 Wood Duck (only duck species so far)flying west, and here's the curious sighting...
> I saw 8 Herring Gulls aggressively chase a small passerine in off the water from Long Island Sound as if it were chasing a tern with food. They drove it onto the beach and into the tall grass before giving up in their pursuit.I was unable to locate the passerine which no doubt was traumatized!
>
> Tina Green
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Date: 10/12/17 4:56 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sea Watching at Sherwood Island and a curious sighting
Westport- Sherwood Island SP-
275+ Laughing Gulls so far, all moving east, 2 Common Loons headed west,2 Bald Eagles(adult and 1st year) moving west, Peregrine Falcon, midsound, moving west, 2 Merlins, moving west, one chased a passerine into the beach almost hitting me, but missed me and the passerine, a high flying flock of 50+ Brant flying west, only 1 Wood Duck (only duck species so far)flying west, and here's the curious sighting...
I saw 8 Herring Gulls aggressively chase a small passerine in off the water from Long Island Sound as if it were chasing a tern with food. They drove it onto the beach and into the tall grass before giving up in their pursuit.I was unable to locate the passerine which no doubt was traumatized!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 10/11/17 5:51 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Keeping birds safe from outdoor cats (National Wildlife Federation magazine article)
Thanks Mary,
A very disturbing toll that our feline friends take on our birds.

http://blog.nwf.org/2017/09/keeping-birds-safe-from-outdoor-cats/
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Date: 10/11/17 5:47 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WT Sparrow and a Junco
In with my Song Sparrow today on the ground under the feeder was an adult White T Sparrow and a Nice male Junco. Also had a string of 18 Snow Geese with many Canada geese flying over house today.
Paul Carrier - Harwinton  
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Date: 10/11/17 5:12 pm
From: Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 10/11/17
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, 10/11/17, 7am-4:45pm - 293 Migrating Hawks.. 2 Black Vulture, 11 Turkey Vulture, 53 Osprey, 11 Bald Eagle, 10 Northern Harrier, 51 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 64 Cooper’s Hawk, 8 Broad-winged Hawk, 23 American Kestrel, 10 Merlin, 9 Peregrine Falcon, 25 Unknown Accipeter, 2 Unknown Buteo, and 14 Unknown Raptor. A lot of the hawks were up high in the sky or out far, making them difficult to spot and identify. Because of this, some birds could not be identified exactly. 41 of the 293 birds were either Unknown Accipiters, Unknown Buteo, or Unknown Raptors. If an Accipeter can’t be further identified as a Sharp-shinned Hawk or Cooper’s Hawk, it is counted as an Unknown Accipeter. And if hawk is difficult to see because it is far away and you can’t even tell if is an Accipeter, Falcon, or Buteo, it is counted as a Unknown Raptor. Thanks to Robin McAllister for getting there early to count, Dan Bavir, Sol Satin, Don Morgan, Ken Merrifield, Jim Cortina, Dave Peake-Jones and everyone else who joined in on the fun today.

Howie Sternberg
Middletown
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Date: 10/11/17 2:47 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
10/11 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 11:30am-1PM, low tide
rising, 70F, overcast.
On marsh: 6 Great Egrets, 1 Snowy egret, numerous American black ducks, 8
Canada Geese flyover, 1 D.C. Cormorant, 2 immature yellow crowned night
herons, about 22 Black bellied plovers.
On front grounds: 2 Ruby crowned Kinglets, 1 White throated sparrow, 12
Yellow rumped warblers, 1 Palm warbler, 1 Titmouse, 1 Phoebe, 2 Blue jays.
Very busy with class visits and visitors.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 10/11/17 1:52 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oops!


Paul Desjardins
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Meant to say Hilltop Farm.



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Date: 10/11/17 1:34 pm
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury area sparrows
From Russ Naylor:
10/11/17- Southbury Training School, Cassidy Road: 1 Vesper Sparrow, 1
female Dickcissel, 3 Lincoln's Sparrows, 4 White-crowned Sparrows

Audubon Center Bent of the River: 1 Indigo Bunting, 3 Eastern Towhee,
Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Field Sparrow
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Date: 10/11/17 12:56 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bicknell's Thrush rejected from Endangered Species list
The USFWS recently decided not to list Bicknell's Thrush on the ESL. It seems they use a 30 year timeline to analyze if the species will face extinction. They determined that its habitat would not be so compromised in 30 years that the thrush would have problems. Very short term thinking in my opinion.

Zellene

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Date: 10/11/17 12:38 pm
From: mary mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] panel to discuss cat predation of songbirds and possible solutions
CT Audubon Society: CaringBetter for Your Cat and Our Threatened SongbirdsPlease join us on Wednesday, October11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a panel discussion of new research on the damagethat feral and roaming domestic cats are doing to songbird populations acrossthe country, and what pet owners and conservationists can do about it. Naturalpredators, outdoor cats kill dozens of birds and small animals every day - andin turn are at risk of being killed by cars, coyotes and disease.Representatives of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,the state General Assembly's Environment Committee and the ConnecticutVeterinary Medical Association will tell why keeping cats indoors is a win-winfor your pet's health as well as for the ecosystem. Location: Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., GlastonburyPanel:CT Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Stewart"Chip" Beckett, DVM Rep. Mary Mushinsky, Environment Committee memberWilliam Hyatt, CT DEEP Moderator: Paul Marks
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Date: 10/11/17 11:57 am
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose Wallingford
About 500 Canada Geese arrived on North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford Yeasterday. The flock is still here today with one Snow Goose mixed in.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 10/11/17 10:42 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield

Just had a Vesper Sparrow at Holcomb Farm in the corn.
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 10/11/17 10:30 am
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glastonbury Big Sit Correction
Please note that we had 500 Tree Swallows and not Tree Sparrows. We would
have been happy with one Tree Sparrow!

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury
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Date: 10/11/17 9:35 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Steep Rock Preserve, River Road. Washington, CT
Took late morning walks along River Road in the Steep Rock Preserve in Washington, CT today and yesterday. Yesterday it was female Common Mergansers and a Great Blue Heron in the Shepaug River. Today it was a nice Hermit Thrush, an Eastern Bluebird family, and an Eastern Phoebe.  On both days Red-Tailed Hawks and Blue Jays too. When I got back to the house here today had a small flock of Wild Turkeys, a couple of males males and  females.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 10/11/17 9:17 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked Thrush
We also banded 17 Phoebes (!) along with 8 other species.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Patrick Comins via CTBirds <
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> The banders caught a Gray-cheeked Thrush this morning.
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Date: 10/11/17 8:25 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Some hawks moving + Smithsonian Vulture Lecture tonight at Audubon Greenwich
Decent amount of both hawk and passerine activity over Audubon Greenwich this morning. So far we've had a steady trickle of Sharp Shins, Coopers and Kestrels which will hopefully continue throughout the day. Many Yellow-Rumped Warblers and Kinglets seem to have moved in overnight and Stefan Martin had a possible CLAY-COLORED SPARROW behind the Audubon Center. Geese are also on the move including one SNOW GOOSE.

Also for anyone who's interested there will be a great talk tonight in Kiernan Hall by members of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum about a recent study on South American Vultures in Guyana. Reception starts at 5:30 and the talk is at 6. More info here:
http://greenwich.audubon.org/events/virtues-vultures-smithsonian-special-report-guyana

-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich

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Date: 10/11/17 8:18 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked Thrush
The banders caught a Gray-cheeked Thrush this morning.

Patrick Comins, Connecticut Audubon Society

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Date: 10/11/17 8:11 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford notes 10/10
10/10. Stratford, Long Beach Blvd pond, McKinney Refuge - 115 Green-winged Teal, 13 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons. And thanks to Craig Repasz, Pat Leahy, and other volunteers for building the new bird blind; now the waterfowl are much less likely to flush.

10/10 Stratford Point - Stefan Martin told me he relocated the previous CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in the afternoon in shrubs near the water garden.

10/10. Bridgeport, Johnson Creek (right off northbound exit 30 off I-95: 67 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers at high tide.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 10/11/17 7:17 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point 10/11/17
Highlights from the "morning flight" today.

3000 Warbler sp. consisting of

900 Yellow-rumps
8 Palm
6 BT Blue
4 Northern Parula
2 Blackpoll
1 each of
Chestnut-sided
Nashville
Magnolia
Black and White
Common Yellowthroat

In addition , there were about 400 Kinglets, my first significant number of juncos and white-throats, and 10-12 Hermit Thrush.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 10/11/17 6:24 am
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glastonbury Big Sit Results
Andrew Dasinger, Denise Jernigan and I held our Big Sit this past weekend
on Saturday which ended up being the better weekend day weather wise. Our
site was a marsh/field area on private property. We noted 61 species with
the following highlights - Orange-crowned Warbler, Dickcissel,
White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven
and Marsh Wren. High inland counts include 500 Tree Sparrow, 10 Wilson's
Snipe and 6 Sora.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT
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Date: 10/11/17 6:11 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lucas Stephenson Young Birder - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al!

Thought many of you would be interested in BirdCallsRadio’s guest Lucas Stephenson, a young birder
in a new series called “Pay It Forward”. bit.ly/PAGm8L

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT



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Date: 10/10/17 6:05 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] forgot the pics
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WPnsAgg8LFqC3n0y1
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Date: 10/10/17 6:02 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rough-legged Hawk pics
Lighthouse pt. New Haven, 10-10-17 .They look better the further away you
get .
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 10/10/17 5:57 pm
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Rough-Legged Hawk today.
Looking at all of the reporting Hawk Count sites today, there has not been ANY reports of Rough-Legged Hawk so far, so we were very priviliged to be the first.


Thanks to all who helped today.


It really was a nice early Wedding Present..


Bill Banks
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Date: 10/10/17 5:40 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Roughlegged Hawk pics, Lighthouse Point, 10-10-17
'Not so very poor.  All images show those lanky wings, splotchy carpal patches and dark belly and axillaries. 

A nice early denizen of the Taiga North Country and a nice find in the first half of October. 

Steve Mayo
Bethany

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Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:28 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Roughlegged Hawk pics, Lighthouse Point, 10-10-17

Here is a link to some very poor pictures of the light-morph  Rough-leg
seen at Lighthouse Pt. today (Tuesday).  I'm sure someone will  post much
better ones, but I thought a few might like to see  it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rrn8q5swgopwrjz/AAARvMXNGvFGwKXbs1KFE0uva?dl=0

Don Morgan
Coventry,  Ct
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Date: 10/10/17 5:12 pm
From: Brian Kleinman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAS Big Sit - Station 43 South Windsor
The annual HAS 'BIG SIT' happened on Sunday 10/8 at Station 43 in South
Windsor, and unfortunately just like last year, we got rained out after 4
hours.

Jay Kaplan, myself (Brian Kleinman), and my 9-year old son Luke arrived at
the Station 43 viewing platform around 5:30am. The temperature was an
astounding 73F, which was the warmest start to any Big Sit that I can
recollect. It was overcast and windy, which is not a good sign if you're
hoping to see any land bird migration.

The marsh was a cacophony of peeping Spring Peepers, trilling Tree Crickets,
and Buzzing-clicking Katydid's, but devoid of bird sounds. After a while we
heard the distant croak of a GREAT BLUE HERON flying low over the marsh. It
was looking pretty bleak until an EASTERN SCREECH OWL started to call, and
then we heard the bass like notes of a GREAT HORNED OWL! We usually only
get one species of owl, so not too bad of a start.

Once the sun came up, it stayed hidden behind clouds. The wind was coming
out of the southwest in 10-20 mph guests. This was great for raptors - bad
for land migrants. During windy days, land bird migrants usually hunker
down and stay put. So where we would usually have YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS
dripping from the trees, and SWAMP SPARROWS practically sitting on our
shoulders, today we saw 1 or 2 "butterbutts", and one shy Swamp Sparrow that
was foraging near the platform.

Luke was eager to help, and he soon spotted a BALD EAGLE flying south over
the CT River. He's seen Bald Eagles before, but this was his first time
finding one - he was very pleased with himself! Shortly after the eagle
flew past, a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK flew over the corn field. A COOPERS HAWK
then flew under the Sharp-shinned Hawk, which apparently the sharpie did not
appreciate. It was entertaining to see the sharpie swoop down and buzz the
coop a few times. The coop eventually had enough and kept on going.

Ernie Harris showed up around 8am which a cheerful smile and doughnuts (mmmm
doughnuts). Ernie helped us tick off PEREGRINE FALCON, NORTHERN HARRIER,
GRAY CATBIRD, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. Excitement came when a small flock of 3
shorebirds flew into the marsh and thankfully landed on a small mudflat
about 300 yards in front of us. We quickly got the scope on them to
discover 2 were PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and the third was a juvenile
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. The later was a new bird for the count.

By 9:30am we had 33 species - and then the rains came. First just light
rain, then moderate to heavy rain. If it was just a passing shower, we
would've toughed it out, but the forecast said rain until 2pm with the
possibility of thunder/lightning - so we called it a day.

Sylvia Halkin arrived at the platform at noon and managed to get COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and Maggie Peretto visited the
platform at 4:30pm and got a late OSPREY flying over, to bring the official
species list of the day to 36.

Without checking the records, I can say with certainty that this was the
lowest HAS Big Day species count to date. But being in a marsh at dawn,
watching WOOD DUCKS by the hundreds fly over your head with good friends and
family is something I wouldn't trade anything for.

Below is the complete list:

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Red-tailed hawk
Bald Eagle
Osprey
Peregrine Falcon
Pectoral Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Great-horned Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
White-throated Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

Brian Kleinman
Riverside Reptiles
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Date: 10/10/17 4:43 pm
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHPP today- ROUGH-Legged Plus
Today at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven was anything but usual for a normal Tuesday. First of all was the dedicated corps of people that showed up; Paul Desjardins, Sol Satin, Dana Campbell, Don Morgan, Bruce Finnan, Tony Tortora and Ed Haesche. At one time, there were twelve people helping to pick up birds in the park.


Second of all was the morning flight: Blue Jays,,, 450.. Tree Swallows... 90... Robins... 55...Cedar Waxwings... 62... CHIMNEY SWIFT... 1,,, and House Finches... 350.
Third was the mixture of Raptors reported for the day.. 13 different species.. for a total of 212 birds. ( There were also two UA)
What were they, you ask?
The following were deemed to be migrating;
Turkey Vulture... 10 ( total of 20 were seen in the park area)
Osprey... 18
Northern Harrier... 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk... 35
Cooper's Hawk... 82 !! ( not a typo )
Bald Eagle... 9
Red-shouldered Hawk... 5 (there were others in the park not seeming to want to go )
Broad-Wing Hawk... 7
Red-Tail Hawk... 3


ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK ... 1 Sol Satin originally found it in the scope, behind us over the Pavilion. It was flying in from the Harbor and cruised down toward the Butterfly Garden area. a few minutes later, it came back toward us on the beach side, where some pictures were taken. Several minutes later, it came back at us from the Harbor again, turned to the north tree line, where more pictures were taken, and eventually went missing for the rest of the day. Zeranski and Baptist note that the earliest fall arrival is 9-7-1936; 9-18-1953; and 9-22-1917. So, while not the earliest date, surely, one of the first. Don Morgan took some photos and has them on CtBirds. A copy of two af his photos is attached to the eBird report for today.


American Kestrel... 33
Merlin... 2
Peregrine Falcon... 4


All in all, a very fun-filled and exciting day at the Point.


Bill Banks, for the MOB
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Date: 10/10/17 3:50 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Few ducks
On my bike ride in Canaan today, I saw on 2 different wetlands 4 Ring neck Duck, 5 Wood Duck, 3 Green wing Teal and 2 Blue wing Teal. Also saw a Sharp S Hawk fly in front of me crossing the rd.
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 10/10/17 3:28 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Roughlegged Hawk pics, Lighthouse Point, 10-10-17
Here is a link to some very poor pictures of the light-morph Rough-leg
seen at Lighthouse Pt. today (Tuesday). I'm sure someone will post much
better ones, but I thought a few might like to see it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rrn8q5swgopwrjz/AAARvMXNGvFGwKXbs1KFE0uva?dl=0

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 10/10/17 3:27 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Aspetuck dam
Ducks still hanging out in a mixed group here, also saw a bald eagle by the fountain

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Date: 10/10/17 3:02 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point, Nelson's Sparrows, American Golden-Plover, 10/10/17
From Steve Spector, 10/10/17, at high tide (3:30 PM), American Golden-Plover (juvenile) with Black-bellied Plover group; 3 Nelson's Sparrows, in two sections of Spartina near main sandbar. <charsjs...>
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Date: 10/10/17 11:47 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Beaver ponds park new haven
Also just saw a blue jay go after the kingfisher

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> On Oct 10, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Monica Nichols <manichols1993...> wrote:
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> Wow! Just watched a pair of Kingfishers chase and try to attack a couple of falcons (couldn’t tell what kind) what a display!!! Kingfishers are chattering away
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Date: 10/10/17 11:37 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Beaver ponds park new haven
Wow! Just watched a pair of Kingfishers chase and try to attack a couple of falcons (couldn’t tell what kind) what a display!!! Kingfishers are chattering away

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Date: 10/10/17 10:18 am
From: Carolyn Cimino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harkness Clay-colored and White-crowned Sparrows
This afternoon at Harkness SP in Waterford, there are a Clay-colored Sparrow and a juv White-crowned Sparrow in west lawn just next to parking lot. The birds are hugging the brushy edges not far from the Niering monument stone.

One late Osprey. Not much in brush dump. Still several other areas here to check out.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 10/10/17 9:44 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rough legged hawk LHPP
Seen by many. With photos.. at 12:42pm EDT..
ROUGH-LEGGED hawk

Bill Banks with the Mob

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Date: 10/10/17 8:02 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich hosts 'The Virtues of Vultures'- Oct 11
Hey all! I figured some of you would be interested in this awesome lecture.
This Wednesday (tomorrow) Oct 11th from 5:30-7:30 Audubon Greenwich will be
hosting Gary Graves and Chris Milensky from the Smithsonian National Museum
as they talk about their recent expedition to Guyana where they studied the
microbiome of South American Vultures. The talk is FREE and open to the
public! Please RSVP to Eli Schaffer at 203-930-1349 or
<eschaffer...> if you're interested in going. Hope to see you there!

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 10/10/17 7:28 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton) Red-headed Woodpecker
In the blueberry patch in orchard. Also Orange-crowned Warbler by the barn and flyover Dickcissel.
Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT

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Date: 10/10/17 6:41 am
From: C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose
Single bird in with 100 plus Canadas on Orton Pond in Woodbury

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Date: 10/10/17 6:28 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Excellent article: Birder's Tour of UConn
Hi all,In the current issue of the UConn Magazine, there is a fine article on Birding the UConn campus area in Storrs, CT by CT State Ornithologist, Margaret Rubega. 

http://magazine.uconn.edu/2017/09/26/flocking-to-storrs/


Enjoy!
Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 10/10/17 4:30 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
I stepped out on my porch at around 445 this morning and stayed out till
about 6. Dispite NW winds, it was still warm outside and I had very few
birds. However, before I went outside, I checked the radar and there was
movement.

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 5:23 AM Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
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> Did not check the radar overnight, but heading out this morning there are
> many warblers, sparrows and thrushes calling overhead in Norwalk.
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> Nick Bonomo
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Date: 10/10/17 2:23 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
Did not check the radar overnight, but heading out this morning there are many warblers, sparrows and thrushes calling overhead in Norwalk.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 10/9/17 5:33 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Surf Scopers Big Sit! 2017 final results
Hi all,

The Surf Scopers had a pretty good 2017 Big Sit! at Milford Point given the weather. Strong Southwest winds and rain don’t make for a great count, but we had a fine time. The wind was warm and the views lovely. There were quite a few Peregrines and Merlins passing through and we spent most of the day watching the 2 Whimbrels which is always a treat. We’ve only seen Whimbrel once before since 1993 when we started the Sit. I won’t rehash the what Frank M. posted, but we added three new species bringing our total to 70. Green-winged Teal was a great save as we’ve rarely miss it, and two Pectoral Sandpipers stopped in briefly before sunset. The gull numbers were getting impressive at sunset with more than 550 Herring Gulls coming in to bathe and to rest on the bars and breakwaters. We would like to thank our friend Georg Dewey who showed up with tarps during a heavy downpour and returned with a nice antipasto to help keep our energy up! We’d also want to thank everyone who stopped by to say hi and to lend a hand. It was much appreciated. This year we are raising money for the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield. Their hope is to expand their education and conservation programs. It’s not to late to help support their efforts. You can make a pledge and check out the organization at:

HOME PAGE: http://www.lrwc.net/ <http://www.lrwc.net/>
PLEDGE FORM: http://www.lrwc.net/Big%20Sit%202017%20Livingston_Ripley%20Pledge%20Form.pdf <http://www.lrwc.net/Big%20Sit%202017%20Livingston_Ripley%20Pledge%20Form.pdf>

We greatly appreciate your support!

Frank Gallo, Milford

and the Surf Scopers Team: Patrick and Jim Dugan, Frank Mantlik, Tom Murray, and Dan Mercurio. It’s not to late to help out.

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Date: 10/9/17 4:07 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Point / Groton Seawatch
I conducted a seawatch this afternoon from 2:15-4:30PM at Eastern Point in Groton.

Highlights were an early adult Northern Gannet flying west to east into Fishers Island Sound and a single Brant on the beach that appeared to have been grounded by the storm.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 10/9/17 12:26 pm
From: John McGinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle nest and bird at City Point, New Haven. Seen 10/9/17.

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Date: 10/9/17 12:11 pm
From: wingsct--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early Brant Stratford
24 Brant at Greenwich Point this morning. Meredith SampsonOld Greenwich

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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:04:57 -0400

One BRANT among the ducks (including many GREEN-WINGED TEAL and one
AMERICAN WIGEON) at the Long Beach Boulevard Pond, among 6 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS, 7 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and 3 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.
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Date: 10/9/17 11:05 am
From: William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early Brant Stratford
One BRANT among the ducks (including many GREEN-WINGED TEAL and one
AMERICAN WIGEON) at the Long Beach Boulevard Pond, among 6 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS, 7 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and 3 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.
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Date: 10/9/17 10:21 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jaeger
Stamford Shippan Pt end of Shippan Ave a dark Jaeger sp flying west.
Stamford
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Date: 10/9/17 8:49 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CLAY-COLORED and Lincoln's Sparrows - Stratford Point
10/09. Stratford, (1207?) Prospect Dr., Stratford Point - CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, Lincoln's Sparrow both in shrubs next to seed feeder across lot from main building.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 10/9/17 7:40 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Orange-crowned Warbler
Silver Sands - 1 OC Warbler. It was in some brush along the two track path
that runs east of the main park road. There was a Thrasher in the same area.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 10/8/17 6:04 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point BIG SIT results
10/8. Preliminary results of our annual BIG SIT at Milford Point: 67 species.. Highlights: 40 Brant, 1 Northern Shoveler, 20+ Northern Pintail, 2 Greater Scaup, 9 Surf Scoter, 1 Black Scoter, 1 American Bittern, 1 Bald Eagle, 1 Clapper Rail, 45 Am. Oystercatcher, 1 Am. Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 4 Merlin, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Common Raven, 1 Nelson's Sparrow, and a Weasel. Rain showers through the morning with steady SSW winds resulted in few passerines, including some major misses (Chickadee, Robin, Cardinal, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, etc.)
Team members: Frank Gallo, Jim & Patrick Dugan, Tom Murray, Dan Mercurio, and I. We appreciated visits by several birders.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 10/8/17 3:18 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 4 Close Park Peregrines
8 total hawks including 4 lazy, on-the-deck Peregrines, in 4 intermittent coverage hours of rain, drizzle, fog, haze, clouds, gusty SSW winds.  Also, 1 Gr Yellowlegs and 2 uber-scruffy imm YB Sapsucker.  Gulls moved steadily E to W but I'm afraid I didn't get a good count on them. 

A dozen Monarchs and a couple dragonflies still linger. 

We're at peak season for this coastal site.  After this rain clears tomorrow, there should be a good hawk flight this week, on moderate northerly winds. 

Really, really strong NW winds would be ideal, but beggars can't be choosers. 

Steve MayoBethany
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Date: 10/8/17 2:15 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, Fri. 10-6-17 Woodcock, Ovenbird
Can't resist going back to the area because I'm still finding birds. This
week an Ovenbird, which I hadn't seen or heard in a long time, an Am.
Woodcock and 2 Hermit Thrushes. I never saw a Woodcock in the Forest before this
year, and this was my 4th sighting, 3rd in the same area so possibly the
same bird. The Ovenbird was in the same place as the Woodcock, but only flew
over to a branch and then let me take his picture. I had no idea there were
any still around.
I also had an Empid which I'm calling a Least Flycatcher. It was in the
same spot where there was a (presumably) nesting pair, and appeared quite
small, with only one wing bar showing clearly when it perched. I see them a
lot in the spring and although obviously not singing now I'm pretty sure
about this one.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Oct 6, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
32 species

Turkey Vulture 1
American Woodcock 1 Flushed when I walked down an old road and flew
off twittering loudly. There was an Ovenbird with it, which surprised me
even more.
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 9
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Least Flycatcher 1 In same location where there was a pair all
summer and presumably nested. Well seen - fluttered up and landed on a wire
right in front of my car as I sat in it.
Blue-headed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 40
American Crow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 30
Tufted Titmouse 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 1st one in a long time. same area as I always
find them
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12 Probably a fallout just like there was of
GCKinglets a week ago
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 1 A real surprise. Haven't seen or heard one in well over a
month, but it flushed when I was walking down an old road and sat on a
branch and looked at me. An Am Woodcock flushed from the same spot.
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39641471


Don Morgan
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Date: 10/8/17 2:02 pm
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Easton Clay-colored Sparrow, N. Shoveler
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the hedgerow in the NE corner of the Trout
Brook Valley Preserve orchard this afternoon (right where the Say's Phoebe
was last year), along with single White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows. A
quick check of Aspetuck Reservoir on the way home turned up two female
NORTHERN SHOVELERS, along with 41 Am. Wigeon, 27 Ring-necked Ducks, and 7
Gadwalls (locally scarce) among others. The ducks on Aspetuck this fall
have been avoiding the fountain area, favoring instead the middle of the
lake near the pull-off along 58 (just north of where the highway runs right
along the west edge of the reservoir). Both Aspetuck Reservoir and TBV
Preserve are off 58 in Easton.

Jeremy Nance
Easton, CT
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Date: 10/8/17 1:40 pm
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dickcissel, Storrs
Dickcissel sighted at community gardens near Mansfield Supply, Route 195. Savannah, Song and Chipping Sparrows, along with my f.o.s. White-throated Sparrow. Did not see Vesper Sparrow at cornfield by W Lot.
Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 10/8/17 1:30 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks and stn 43 South Windsor


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On my way to South Windsor this afternoon there was an adult Snow Goose among a large gathering of Canada Geese on the Connecticut River. Seen at the Newberry Road section of stn 43 female Wilson’s Warbler, my f o s.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 10/8/17 4:58 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vesper sparrow
Continues along the west edge of the big corn field by Lot W at UConn

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 10/7/17 6:48 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Big Sit!
Hi All,

The Surf Scopers will be competing in the Big Sit! at the outer platform at Milford Point tomorrow. Come visit us. This year, we hope to raise money to support Litchfield’s Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. Their hope is to expand their education and conservation programs. Please help support their efforts by supporting our team. You can make a pledge and check out the organization at:

HOME PAGE: http://www.lrwc.net/ <http://www.lrwc.net/>
PLEDGE FORM: http://www.lrwc.net/Big%20Sit%202017%20Livingston_Ripley%20Pledge%20Form.pdf <http://www.lrwc.net/Big%20Sit%202017%20Livingston_Ripley%20Pledge%20Form.pdf>

We greatly appreciate your support!

Frank Gallo, Milford

and the Surf Scopers Team: Patrick and Jim Dugan, Frank Mantlik, Tom Murray, and Dan Mercurio.

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Date: 10/7/17 5:40 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lot W fields UConn
Saw my second Lot W dickcissel of the fall today. Found by David Matthieu and Phil Rusch, who also had a vesper's sparrow. Both were along the west edge of the big corn field.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 10/7/17 5:30 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park 10/7/17
'Entering peak season at Lighthouse, with NE winds (NW winds preferred, beggars can't be choosers) expected during mid-week. 

Watch the weather, and CTBirds...
Steve MayoBethany


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To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:14 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park 10/7/17

Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, 10/7/17, 7am-4:30pm - 82 Migrating Hawks. 5 Osprey, 5 Northern Harrier (including 1 Gray Ghost), 28 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 14 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 11 American Kestrel, 7 Merlin, 3 Peregrine Falcon, and 8 Unidentified Accipiter. No Eagles. No Vultures. But 2 American Oystercatchers flew by. Thanks to Jeff Martin, Jim Cortina, Ken Merrifield, and visitors for helping with the count and supplying freshly baked brownies and banana bread.

Howie Sternberg
Middletown

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Date: 10/7/17 5:14 pm
From: Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park 10/7/17
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, 10/7/17, 7am-4:30pm - 82 Migrating Hawks. 5 Osprey, 5 Northern Harrier (including 1 Gray Ghost), 28 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 14 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 11 American Kestrel, 7 Merlin, 3 Peregrine Falcon, and 8 Unidentified Accipiter. No Eagles. No Vultures. But 2 American Oystercatchers flew by. Thanks to Jeff Martin, Jim Cortina, Ken Merrifield, and visitors for helping with the count and supplying freshly baked brownies and banana bread.

Howie Sternberg
Middletown

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Date: 10/7/17 3:32 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Blue Grosbeak
I had a juvenile Blue Grosbeak in the meadows at Lake Mohegan Open Space in
Fairfield this evening. Photos and details will be in eBird.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 10/7/17 2:15 pm
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford point & Long Beach Blvd
Litchfield Hills Audubon coastal trip to Stratford/Milford - 9am-2pm

Stratford Long Beach Blvd pond - short-billed dowitcher, both yellowlegs, ~50 Green-winged teal, both night-herons (2-3 black, ~20 yellow), Am Widgeon

Long Beach - 2 Dunlin, ~25 Sanderlings

Milford Coastal Center - 2 Whimbrel, 1 juv Black Skimmer, 25+ Am Oystercatchers, 1 Nelson's Sparrow, ~10 Dunlin, 100-200 Black-bellied Plovers, ~50 Sanderling, peregrine, 1 late ibis (presumed Glossy)

In between - Indigo Bunting, Am Coot, Savannah Sparrow, Palm Warblers

Good Monarch flight - 70-90 throughout time there along with 2 buckeyes.

- Fran

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Date: 10/7/17 1:57 pm
From: john--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] gull on Anchor Beach, Milford
For gulls I would heartily recommend “Gulls of the Americas” by Steve Howell Nd Jon Dunn. There are hundreds of wonderful photos showing most species not only in their textbook full cycle molts, but also in their myriad intermediate molts which can be very confusiing. Gull ID can often be daunting and this book helps a lot.

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On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I came home and checked my Sibley's guide. The closest ID I could find was
a first winter Lesser Black backed gull but the gull I saw had a white
breast and face, no streaking.
Bill was black and smallish like the LBBG.
I only had my cell phone camera, and the gull was too far out on the rocks
for a picture.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 10/7/17 1:39 pm
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Sparrow Workshop Sunday October 15th at Stratford Point at 8AM
Hello Birders,
The COA Sparrow workshop will be held next Sunday, October 15 at Stratford Point at 8AM. We will begin with an indoor presentation of Sparrow identification by Chris Loscalzo and then see what is present on this property maintained (and improved!) by Audubon Connecticut. Depending on the birding we may then cross the Housatonic to finish up at Silver Sands State Park in Milford.
All are welcome, no registration necessary.
Hope to see you then,
Bill Batsford
COA Workshop Coordinator
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Date: 10/7/17 1:20 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] gull on Anchor Beach, Milford
I came home and checked my Sibley's guide. The closest ID I could find was
a first winter Lesser Black backed gull but the gull I saw had a white
breast and face, no streaking.
Bill was black and smallish like the LBBG.
I only had my cell phone camera, and the gull was too far out on the rocks
for a picture.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 10/7/17 11:50 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gull Id
2:45pm. 10/7 At anchor beach. Milford.
On beach Ave ( white corner house )out on rocks - by private property sign .
Gull- black tail, brown gray mottled back & wings, black beak & dark eye. White chest chest & face.
It could be common gull but it looks different to me.
If anyone wants to look.
Bev propen, Orange


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Date: 10/7/17 10:11 am
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kellogg/Osbornedale
Today's NHBC bird walk: Wilson's Snipe, Great Horned Owl, Green Heron, Pileated Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Swamp Sparrow, Savanna Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumpled Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Phoebe, and 64 American Crows

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Date: 10/7/17 10:11 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Pond Simsbury

2 Great Egrets and 11 Pectoral Sandpipers
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 10/7/17 9:38 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mondo Ponds
10/7 Milford, Mondo Ponds, 8:25am-9:30am
Beautiful quiet morning walk.
12 American Wigeons squeaking away on the main pond, 15 Mallards, 1 Pied
Billed Grebe, lots of frogs.
1 White breasted nuthatch, 1 titmouse, 1 House wren, 4 Blue jays, 2 Red
bellied woodpeckers,
7 Canada Geese fly over, Robins, 2 Crows, House sparrows, 1 Catbird, 3
Cardinals, 1 Wood thrush, 4 yellow rumped warblers, Common Grackles.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 10/7/17 9:16 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SilverSands, Milford
Two Eastern Meadow Larks seen at noon. Tom Murray. Stratford

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Date: 10/7/17 7:56 am
From: Fritzandsheila via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cardinal: Male feeding juvenile
Yep, seen late juvies here in East Haddam also. I think this is likely if
there are feeders.



Harold "Fritz" Moritz

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Date: 10/7/17 7:30 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday
Not the best conditions for migration with light and variable winds. At
least there was cloud cover so we could find the ones that tried it. 45
raptors were counted: 20 Turkey Vultures, 3 Osprey, 1 juvie Bald Eagle, 4
Sharp-shinned Hawks, 6 Cooper's Hawks, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Red-tailed
Hawk, 5 American Kestrels, 3 Merlins, 1 Unidentified Accipiter.
Also migrating: 62 House Finches, 41 Warbler sp., 145 Cedar Waxwings, 260
Blue Jays, 4 American Robins, 14 Canada Geese, 1 Dickcissel, 4 Purple
Finches.
In the park: Palm Warbler click, Mourning Dove, Carolina Wren, Blue Jay,
Common Grackle, American Robin, 2 flyover Yellowlegs, Northern Mockingbird,
Song Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mallard, Northern Flicker, Eur.
Starling, Eastern Phoebe, Downey Woodpecker, Rock Pigeon.
Thanks to Howie Sternberg!
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Date: 10/7/17 4:15 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MANY INTERESTING POSTS WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL IF YOU COULD INCLUDE THE TOWN OR AREA OF YOUR SIGHTINGS
I know many of you know each other, but some subscribers are very interesting in the information you post but would like to know at least in general terms where you are seeing the birds.
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Date: 10/6/17 6:27 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Looking Ahead: Weather and Rarities
From now until Tuesday or Wednesday, Connecticut and the surrounding region
is predicted to receive warm winds from the South and Southwest. With
rarity season upon us, birders should be alert for southern and western
accidentals, such as yellow-bellied kingbirds, Fork-tailed Flycatcher,
Bell's Vireo, western warblers, etc (the list goes on). Rarities such as
these are likely to ride the winds up into New England.

On Tuesday or Wednesday night, the winds look like they will shift to the
West/North, making a great setup for a push of migrants, and with them,
(hopefully) more rarities. Who knows, maybe mid next week Lighthouse Point
will get the first push of Cave Swallows, and maybe a Swainson's Hawk too!


--
Jory Teltser, President of the CTYBC
Westport
*Check out the Connecticut Young Birders Blog!*
https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
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Jory Teltser
Westport
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Date: 10/6/17 5:44 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: Oct. 8-9 Great Skua trip openings
Dear Birders,

We will run an ad hoc trip (with discounted travel costs) across the Gulf
Of Maine (GOM) for both Great Skua and South Polar Skua this Sunday and
Monday if we get enough interest within the next 24 hours by
​ late​
Saturday afternoon.

2 different species of skuas were seen last saturday 9/30 about 50 miles
west of Yarmouth NS on the cross-GOM (Gulf of Maine) ferry.

See details at
​ ​
trips33.blogspot.com
​ ​
and the same 2 species of skuas were seen again in that general area on
Oct.4th.
​ ​
On our trip in this area on 9/30 we had all the usual seabirds, including 4
species of shearwaters, 2 species of jaegers, 2 species of storm-petrels,
fulmar, kittiwake, red phalarope, etc.

​ ​
The only remaining back-to-back cross-GOM ferry
​ round-trip​
of the year runs October 8-9, departing Portland ME at 11am Sunday.

Email to me (I will lead the trip) if you may have an interest in this ad
hoc two-day trip.

Note that your PASSPORT is required.
​ Thank you. ​

Tom Robben

robben99 AT gmail.com
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Date: 10/6/17 2:39 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mondo ponds
Pretty quiet out today but right now there are several American wigeons in the main pond.

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Date: 10/6/17 2:16 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton- YB Cuckoo
Allen's Meadow, Wilton- woods on west end of pond- 4pm.

Joe Bear w/company- Wilton


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Date: 10/6/17 12:50 pm
From: Jan Collins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad Brook Greater White-fronted Geese
10/6 3PM, 2 Greater White-fronted Geese with 80 Canada Geese in small pond on Depot Rd. just half mile east of Broad Brook Mill pond in East Windsor. Couple hundred Canada Geese way in back at Mill pond perhaps a little annoyed with large, white, inflatable swan tethered in the water not far from the boat launch! Also 5 Double-crested cormorants.
Jan in Somers
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Date: 10/6/17 11:36 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden, North Lake: Cardinal: Male feeding Juvenile, also Towhee
Hamden: North Lake Dr.

Just saw three Cardinals. F. on the feeder, but M. ground-feeding and bringing seed back to a begging Juvenile, who was cheeping and flickering its wings, and focused on the Male.

Broods can be this late, I guess.

Also, F. Towhee this morning, which we see occasionally here.

Arthur Shippee
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Date: 10/6/17 9:43 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning at Northwest Park 10 species of warblers best being 3 Tennessee Warblers. Also 5 Blue Headed Vireos. Winter Wren, Eastern Wood Pewee (getting late) and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows. And seen in the Poquonock section of town immature White Crowned Sparrow.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 10/6/17 9:16 am
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kinglets and geese
Had both Kinglets in my large Fir trees in my yard yesterday - 3 Golden and 2 Ruby.Also Had more C Geese plus a string of Snows going SW. I also heard some Geese flying over house at midnight while in bed. 
Paul Carrier  Harwinton
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Date: 10/6/17 7:55 am
From: VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC October Indoor Program

New Haven Bird Club

Indoor Program   October 2017

Thursday October 12, 2017 - Steve Broker: Return of the Peregrine.
Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517   
Social half-hour at 7:00, program begins at 7:30.
Steve discusses the five known nest sites of peregrines in Connecticut during the period 1850-1948. He then summarizes his ongoing studies of the peregrines that have been nesting at West Rock Ridge State Park in Woodbridge since his discovery of a pair of falcons there in 1999. Peregrine life history strategies are the focus of these studies: territoriality, behavior, vocalizations, foraging, mating, nest site selection and preparation, egg-laying, care of nestlings, nest success, and the changing local population of adults. In the 2000 breeding season, the West Rock peregrines produced the first egg to be laid on a Connecticut cliff in 60 years. Steve Broker has worked in science education for the past 45 years. He taught high school science in the New Haven Public Schools for 23 years and participated in the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute for many years as a fellow, representative, and a member of the Yale National Initiative. His university teaching as adjunct lecturer included courses in ecology and forest & wetland ecology (University of New Haven), biology (Quinnipiac University), and teaching of science (Yale Teacher Preparation Program). Steve is President of the Connecticut Ornithological Association and a past President of the New Haven Bird Club (1991-1993).

Pete VitaliNHBC Publicity


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Date: 10/6/17 4:33 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP morning
The air is full of small birds this morning, and the park also. Makes me
wonder what Bluff Point is like today.
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Date: 10/5/17 6:45 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union Wed., 10-4-17 Still following the Chickadees
I was having a very slow day until I found the big flock of Chickadees and
Titmice - and every other bird left in the forest. Several warbler species
including a couple I couldn't ID. Still several Kinglets of both species,
but less than the last time I was there.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Oct 4, 2017 8:10 AM - 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 11
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 9
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 30
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 35
Tufted Titmouse 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2
Chipping Sparrow 6
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 3
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39573437


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 10/5/17 6:03 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook wablers
Had a nice flight of Pine and Magnolia Warblers this afternoon on the farm
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Date: 10/5/17 5:37 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Injured Swainson's Hawk in rehab
Thanks for posting, Nick. 

For those unfamiliar with this fall vagrant, it's rather easy to identify in CT.  Even the paler light ("phase", "morph") Swanson's juveniles have dark primaries and contrasting pale coverts.  If you see one fairly close, your immediate impression is almost a "photo negative" of an Eastern Buteo such as Broad-winged, Red-tailed or Red-shouldered. From beneath, the front portion of the wing is light, but that back portion - the flight feathers - are dark(er). 

Our common Eastern Buteos always show fairly pale flight feathers from below.  You'll notice that something seems horribly awry and then it's time focus on some of the more subtle field marks. 

So 'tis the season, look out for those dark flight feathers!

Steve Mayo
Bethany

From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:58 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Injured Swainson's Hawk in rehab

Hi all,

A first year SWAINSON'S HAWK was apparently recovered yesterday in
Canterbury, CT, is ill, and has been transported to Massachusetts for
rehab. No word on the bird's current state of health, though it was
described as thin/emaciated.

Of note, there have been at least two (perhaps three) Swainson's Hawks seen
over the past few weeks in the Quebec-New Brunswick region. One of them,
last seen near the New Brunswick-Maine border heading south on Sep 30,
could be the bird that was picked up in CT. Another is still in Quebec as
of yesterday.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 10/5/17 4:57 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Injured Swainson's Hawk in rehab
Hi all,

A first year SWAINSON'S HAWK was apparently recovered yesterday in
Canterbury, CT, is ill, and has been transported to Massachusetts for
rehab. No word on the bird's current state of health, though it was
described as thin/emaciated.

Of note, there have been at least two (perhaps three) Swainson's Hawks seen
over the past few weeks in the Quebec-New Brunswick region. One of them,
last seen near the New Brunswick-Maine border heading south on Sep 30,
could be the bird that was picked up in CT. Another is still in Quebec as
of yesterday.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com
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Date: 10/5/17 6:45 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BT GREEN-Hop Brook
Along the outflow to the lake last parking lot. In the willows

Bill Banks

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Date: 10/4/17 2:45 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barkhamsted - Sedge Wren
I just got a call from Dave Rosgen:
Barkhamsted, Lower Greenwoods Recreation Area - while sorting through a
large number of Sparrows that included a Lincoln's Sparrow, Dave observed a
Sedge Wren. He had walked into the area near the end of the rutted dirt
track that continues straight where the road turns left toward the last
parking area. He described the point where he saw it as an area with a lot
of blackberry bushes about half way between the little grassy pull off and
the small parking area at the end of the dirt track. In other words about
200 feet past the grassy pull off and 200 feet before the parking area at
the end of the dirt track.
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Watertown
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Date: 10/4/17 1:03 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
I was there today. You can access the campground,West beach and Middle beach but the road is closed at the rotary for Meig's point. The roads are open for weekends. They are tearing up the road for utilities, and also to put in a new trail. The shoreline greenway bike trail is open which I plan to explore.

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Date: 10/4/17 12:46 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Hammonasset Road Closures
Sorry this did not go through the first time.
The road from the rotary to Meig's Point and East Beach will be closed during the week for a few weeks for construction. Nature Center is also closed. Road is open during weekends.


http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325210&deepNav_GID=1650

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Date: 10/4/17 12:02 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
10/4 Milford Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, high tide
receding, 65-70F
Fairly quiet today...a few human visitors and a class.
Viewed from windows facing marsh-On grounds: 3 House finches at feeders, 1
Catbird,1 Titmouse, 1 male Cardinal. On Marsh: 4 D.C. Cormorants, 2
black ducks, 1 Osprey (presumed migrating), 4 Mute swans, 1 Great Egrets, 5
gulls flying over.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 10/4/17 10:20 am
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummer and leps


1 rt hummingbird here today(f),  along with at least 6 painted ladies and 3 cabbage butterflies 
Claudia longmore Wethersfield 


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Date: 10/4/17 9:47 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Loon or grebe at Shuttlemeadow Reservoir
Was traveling yesterday with a friend so I didn't have my binoculars with me - has anyone else in the area noticed & ID'd this one?


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Date: 10/4/17 9:23 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point-bird seed/Sparrows
Good afternoon all,
With Sparrow season starting to heat-up and the Sparrow Workshop right
around the corner, Stratford Point is currently looking for bird seed
donations. We are hoping to get a few bags of mixed seed in the next few
days to increase Sparrow presence and diversity on the property. Numbers
and diversity are currently very good here and the Feed Plot is producing
as expected but extra seed never hurts! So far this season (the past 2
weeks) we have had-
Eastern Towhee, Savannah Sparrow(+), Song Sparrow(+), Lincoln's Sparrow(+),
Swamp Sparrow(+), Junco, White-throated Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow.

The season is young and the birding will only get better here in the next
few weeks. Also, for those who did not see the email about October hours,
the gate is open Monday-Friday 7am-6pm. If you wish to make a donation, you
can contact me directly-

Stefan Martin
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Thanks!
Stefan Martin
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Date: 10/4/17 8:13 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Warblers
Had a palm and pine warbler this morning with a flock of chipping sparrows
and bluebirds
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Date: 10/4/17 6:19 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Hammonasset Road Closures

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Date: 10/3/17 2:48 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Finchs Plus
Today at the feeder were 5 Purple Finch and one White t Sparrow in with the Chippies. Also on my Bike trip along the Farmington River in Collinsville saw about 12 Common Merganser and 2 Wood Duck.    
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 10/3/17 12:43 pm
From: Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kinglets

10/3/17 Stafford Springs lots of both kinglets moving around. Lisa G
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Date: 10/3/17 12:31 pm
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHPP for Tuesday, 10-3-2017
With light but persistently North winds for the first three and one-half hours this morning, and with a fair amount of cloud cover, Lighthouse Point produced a steady stream of Tree Swallows, to the tune of about 1,000 birds. During this same time, there was a good amount of Blue Jays also staging and leaving the area. It was estimated at about 450 total birds. At 10:30, the winds shifted to the South-East at a Force 2, the cloud cover increased to about 60%, with great fluffy puff-balls, and then the Tree Swallow activity really increased. I would estimate, in the next hour, 2.000 additional Tree Swallows said "see ya" and left for the Southern regions. Monarchs were also in great numbers, to the tune of 40 plus.


Oh, yes, because this is a Hawk Watch site, we actually had a few hawks. Tony Tortora arrived just as the Hawk flight was shutting down for the day, but I recorded
Osprey... 10
Sharp-Shinned Hawk... 3
Cooper's Hawk... 3
Red-Tailed Hawk... 1 (actually got up high, set it's wings and was gone)
American Kestrel... 2


Bill Banks
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Date: 10/3/17 10:44 am
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo east end
The park is tearing up the roads to install utilities. It is closed for at least 3 weeks completely. No cars, no bikes, no people.

M Komara

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Date: 10/3/17 9:55 am
From: Chris Petherick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummer - Fairfield
Hello,



I still have one female hanging around still, as well.  She likes the Blue and Black Salvia in the yard and checks out my feeder, but doesn't stop at it.


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Fairfield, CT
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Date: 10/3/17 8:32 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1 Hummer Remaining
Wilton home- lone female RT Hummingbird frequenting Salvia Amistad (new, large and profuse flowering cultivar) and Cuphea.
Joe Bear on behalf of Barbara Bear- Wilton.

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Date: 10/3/17 7:15 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset
Nick, I'm not positive but I think It would be walkable. I believe the barriers say closed to motor vehicles.

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Date: 10/3/17 6:49 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset
Hammonasset is closed east of the middle beach rotary. I was told it will be closed for the next few weeks. I guess they're running cable.

Jim Carr
Madison, CT

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Date: 10/2/17 8:35 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bauer Farm Sparrows, lost and found
Briefly visited Bauer Farm (aka Bauer Park) in Madison tonight. I had 5 species of sparrows including first-of-season White-throated Sparrow hanging out with a number of Song and Chipping Sparrows, one Swamp Sparrow and a possible Clay-colored Sparrow - not enough daylight to positively ID. Also saw one Indigo Bunting.

In the lost-and-found department, I came across a lens cover set for Swarovski binoculars...perhaps they belong to Chris or Marianne? I left them on the bench nearest the bulletin board in the community garden area.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 10/2/17 8:15 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk/Westport Forster's Terns
This evening a flock of 18 Forster's Terns made a pass by the Norwalk Islands and Cockenoe Island (Westport) before eventually turning south and heading towards mid Long Island Sound.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 10/2/17 8:01 pm
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAS members meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10th
Tuesday, Oct. 10th Hartford Audubon Society members meeting

Social time 7 p.m.

Meeting 7:30 p.m.



At St. James Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave. West Hartford



Speaker: Menunkatuck Audubon Society Board Member

The Menunkatuck Audubon Society manages three successful Purple Martin
colonies along coastal CT. The speaker will share the progress and
challenges of this project over the last 12 years.



Let's have some Halloween fun. Wear your favorite Halloween outfit.



See you on the 10th!!





Maggie Peretto

Manchester, CT

Make every moment stupendous.







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Date: 10/2/17 7:53 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Good birds seen in Morris today
Went biking today around Morris Reservoir - all dirt roads. Lots of activity with 7 species of warblers - best a Cape May. Also on water were 2 Ringneck Duck, 7 Common Mergs, 4 Scaup Species and one male C Goldeneye.
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Date: 10/2/17 3:49 pm
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Robins


Haven't had any in my yard since late august, but there were 8 just before dusk tonight.  
Claudia longmore Wethersfield 


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Date: 10/2/17 2:52 pm
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Clay-colored Sparrow Harkness
Waterford - Near the small amphitheater/picnic tables at the western end of the park.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard CT
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Date: 10/2/17 2:43 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point 10/2
The hawk watch today in New Haven produced 111 migrating raptors, highlighted by 62 Broad-winged Hawks - all but one in several kettles (swirling flocks riding aloft on thermals) during the 10-11 hour. While hard to count while "kettling," the hawks eventually set their wings and glide off in the same direction (west at this location), making them quite easy to count.
We also had two flyover, calling Dickcissels and a steady movement of Blue Jays, which unlike the hawks are not easy to count at all. They arrive from the E in flocks but often circle the point several times, sometimes dropping out of sight and often with flocks merging  before they leave. 
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Date: 10/2/17 2:43 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Northern Shovelers
9 Northern Shovelers just flew overhead and very low heading South.

Stefan Martin
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Date: 10/2/17 11:12 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point,10/2/17
From Steve & Charla Spector, 10/2/17, Milford Point, 9:45AM-1:45 PM, highlight include kinglets galore (minimum 20 RCKI, 10 GCKI), Wilson's Warbler (male), 3 Nelson's Sparrows (and 3 unidentified Ammodramus sparrows), American Golden-Plover, Whimbrel.  Perfect weather. <charsjs...>
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Date: 10/2/17 9:56 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SilverSands, Dickcissel
Looking for Clay-Colored Sparrow with no luck. Saw Dickcissel in northern Sparrow Lane. With John Oshlick. SilverSands is in Milford. Tom Murray. Stratford

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Date: 10/2/17 7:54 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT Hummingbirds
As the Lemmons have reported, we have noticed that the hummingbirds passing
through our yard this last week visit our black & blue salvia, Wendy's Wish
salvia, and jewelweed. They ignore our feeder with fresh sugar water. What
gives?



Cindi and Bill Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 10/2/17 6:43 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Clay-colored Sparrow
Silver Sands - 1 Clay-colored Sparrow in northernmost Sparrow lanes.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 10/1/17 5:25 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 72 Hawks today


72 distant, diurnal raptors on sunny, intense blue skies today. 

Some of the other migrants today, included, Com Loon 7, Canada Goose 22, Herring Gull 11, RB Gull 7. DC Corm 12, BB Plover 1, Cedar Waxwing 115, Bl Jay 83 (max), Euro Starling 18, Bobolink 4, RB Woodpecker 5, No Flicker 4, YB Sapsucker 1, Tree Swallow 55, Am Robin 6, Am Pipit 1 Sav Sparrow 3, Palm Warbler 4, Titmouse 5, Bk and White Warbler 1, RC Kinglet 2
Yesterday we had 263 hawks and, a lot closer, including Broadies, which helped bring our September total of 4650 to the highest September total since 2013. Those N and NE winds of  the tropical storms, really swept them down this month. 

Check  out HawkCount.org for details.

Peak season (with 11-13 species of raptors) comes around the 1st half of October, so keep looking out for strong NW winds from here on in. 



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Date: 10/1/17 3:12 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Clay-colored Sparrow Portland
1Clay-colored Sparrow in pumpkin field off Strickland St in Portland, CT. In the hedgerow just 150 or so feet from the kiosk (across the dirt road). 6 pm. Many photos.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 10/1/17 2:27 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn hlw,/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union,10-1-17; Kinglets, 28 sp
Spent a nice day in the Yale Forest, more time than usual and places I
seldom visit, including Ashford/Union Turnpike and the Yale Forest Camp road.
Obvious fall-out of GC Kinglets, plus a couple of Ruby-Crowned. Also, lots
of Yellow-rumps, many still singing. Woodpeckers very active today, more
than in a long time. Still a lot of YB Sapsuckers, but all juvenile.
Saw a sparrow I couldn't ID. Terribly backlit so I couldn't see much
detail. See description in Ebird report, and if you have any ideas, let me know.
Thanks.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Oct 1, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
Comments: I covered considerably more ground than usual today, some of
it places that I seldom bird. But it was productive with more birds and a
few extra species.
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 At the Barlow Mill Rd millponds. I seem to find one
there in the same spot 1 day every year. Adult female.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7 Many seen and calling. Very active today, as
were all the woodpeckers
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4 All seen, all juveniles
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Phoebe 9 most seen but some still calling
Blue-headed Vireo 4 all seen, 2 still singing
Blue Jay 30
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 35
Tufted Titmouse 25
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 15 Obviously a fall-out of them. 15 actually
seen but probably 50 or more in the areas I found them. I could hear them
all around me. Probably hundreds or thousands in the forest.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 Apparently feeding on seeds from some gone-by
swamp plants. In association with several Yellow-rumped Warblers
Gray Catbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1 Adult male. Surprising to me they are still
around.
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20 Probably more. Many singing, making the fall
warbler problem moot. Many of them also seen.
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Minus the black throat, of course, in
fall plumage
Eastern Towhee 2
sparrow sp. 1 Largish Sparrow, with high crown on head like
Savannah, but lacking striping on breast or bright white/yellow eyelines that I
could see. Apparent indistinct blotch on gray breast. Dark back but apparent
reddish tail that was the only feature i could see in sunlight. In swampy
area next to stream.
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 7

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 10/1/17 11:47 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DC Cormorants
10/1 - Gaylordsville/Bull's Bridge Power Plant - 4 adult + 2 immature Double-crested Cormorants on rocks in Housatonic


Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 10/1/17 11:43 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Allen's Meadow
Blue Grosbeak continues in last garden plot on the right as you walk down the gardens on the left side trail. Thanks Joe & Penny!

Sara Zagorski, with Aidan & Erika Kiley
Wethersfield


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> Imm Blue Grosbeak at Allen's Meadow community gardens, Wilton. Great views- seems to be very content with abundance of Foxtail Grass. Also Indigo Bunting, several White-crowneds (1 adult), lots of Savannahs, and 1 calling Lincolns.
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> Joe and Barbara Bear, with Penny S and Jamie V- Wilton.
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Date: 10/1/17 11:34 am
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison birds
We went birding in Madison this morning. Highlights included a
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Bauer Park (in the tangles at the edge of the woods
just west of the gardens) and two Royal Terns and two American Pipits at
Hammonasset SP. Full reports on ebird.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 10/1/17 9:21 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Allen's Meadow
Imm Blue Grosbeak at Allen's Meadow community gardens, Wilton. Great views- seems to be very content with abundance of Foxtail Grass. Also Indigo Bunting, several White-crowneds (1 adult), lots of Savannahs, and 1 calling Lincolns.

Joe and Barbara Bear, with Penny S and Jamie V- Wilton.


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Date: 10/1/17 8:48 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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This morning at Northwest Park 13 warbler species including one and possibly two Cape May Warblers. Also a Philadelphia Vireo and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 10/1/17 8:18 am
From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbirds
Now that our pineapple sage has finally opened, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are again showing up, yesterday there were at least three in our gardens.
Also numbers of Common Yellowthroats are here feeding on the many insects that are attracted to our seven foot tall Nicotiana plants.
Here are a few pics from yesterday.

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Larry Flynn
Norwalk
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Date: 10/1/17 8:02 am
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point
my wife, Joseph Cala and I went to Milford Point this morning. Immediately
there was a Merlin on the Purple Martin gourds eaiting. Out on the beach we
had 2 Whimbrel and many American Oystercatchers. We sad at the spartina for
awhile photographing Nelson’s Sparrows and had 1 Saltmarsh Sparrow and 1
calling Clapper Rail.

complete list.

Coastal Center at Milford Point, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Oct 1, 2017 6:52 AM - 10:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.28 mile(s)
Comments: deer on way in.
37 species

Brant (Atlantic) 3
Canada Goose 8
American Black Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 8
Snowy Egret 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Clapper Rail 1
American Oystercatcher 16
Black-bellied Plover 40
Semipalmated Plover 3
Whimbrel 2 photos
Sanderling 80
Dunlin 6
Least Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 24
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Bonaparte's Gull 3
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 5
Herring Gull (American) 19
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Merlin 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
European Starling 5
Nelson's Sparrow 15 at least this many. photographed many. more likely
20-25. conservative count of at least 5 in 3 separate spartina patches.
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
House Finch 2


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Worcester, MA
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Date: 10/1/17 7:25 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Sparrow Workshop
I replied, apparently solely, to Pat Tamburra, but for all:
COA Sparrow Workshop will be held Sunday October 15th ( two weeks from today) at Stratford Point at 8AM. Chris Loscalzo and Paul Wolter will be the leaders. All are welcome and encouraged to come.
We will begin with an indoor session at 8AM and then hope that the sparrows decide to come in over the next week!
Bill Batsford
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Date: 10/1/17 7:18 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point addendum
We also had five American Pipits fly over.

Glenn Williams
Mystic
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Date: 10/1/17 7:18 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sparrow workshop?
Hello Pat,
I have some tentative info. I had heard that the annual Sparrow Workshop is scheduled to be Sunday, Oct. 15 at Stratford Point, with Chris Loscalzo as leader. I am not sure of the time. Let me confirm the date and other info, before an official announcement goes out.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 10/1/17 7:04 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point 10/1
Dylan Pedro, Phil Rusch, and I birded the hot corner at Bluff Point this morning.  It was a very small flight of about 65 warblers, none headline grabbing, but we did have 10 species despite the small numbers.  Highlights were a DICKCISSEL, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and over 3000 TREE SWALLOWS streaming across a broad front from SW to NE, presumably dispersing from the Connecticut River roost.  Strangely, we only had two Yellow-rumped Warblers - one during early morning flight and one as we were leaving after 9am flying out of the hot corner.  Titmice and Blue Jays were migrating, as well as Red-bellied Woodpeckers.  In addition to the small number of Yellow-rumped Warblers, there were only five White-throated Sparrows and no juncos.  

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Date: 10/1/17 6:32 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sparrow workshop?
Can anyone give me info about a Sparrow ID workshop, I saw something a few weeks ago but can't locate info now. I am thinking it is next weekend. Thanks for any help, Pat Tamborra

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Date: 10/1/17 5:40 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] UConn Lot W
Orange-crowned warbler at N end of wetland creation area along W edge of big corn field. 3 white-crowned and 1 Lincoln's sparrows.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 9/30/17 8:26 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] EXTRALIMITAL : Great Skua in GOM
Glenn,
SORRY, i should have added the words Extralimital.
Hope you are recovering from your "heart attack" (-:
I wont make that mistake again!


This was a regular HAS Hartford Audubon Society bird trip,
taking a round trip ferry from Portland ME to Yarmouth NS and back the next
day.

If anybody wants to search for this bird (we saw three skuas, one
positively Great Skua)
only a few Gulf Of Maine ferry crossings remain this year, all in the next
two weeks.
Its a 3-hour drive from central CT up to Portland.

This trip was even better than hoped for and full details will be provided
in the next few days,
on eBird and at trips33.blogspot.com tomorrow.

Best regards,
Tom


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Subject: Great Skua YES
Date: Sat Sep 30 2017 11:08 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org

Tom,



You might want to include "extralimital" in the subject, too. You might
cause a heart attack.



Glenn Williams

Mystic

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CTBirds wrote:



At least one Great Skua 50 miles off Yarmouth NS. Tom Robben with Bill
Asteriades and team.



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Date: 9/30/17 5:24 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] royal tern pics9/29 westbrook town beach
Ed Haesche, Guilford





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Date: 9/30/17 2:26 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OC Warbler at Hammo
Seen for a quite a while working the brush on left just before the turn to leave Cedar Island parking lot.

M Komara

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Date: 9/30/17 2:01 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT Hummingbirds
Sat, 9/30/17 @ 4:30 pm
3 RT Hummingbirds feeding on nectar from Black & Blue Saliva.
We have been seeing multiple hummingbirds everyday this past week feeding on the saliva and/or Major Wheeler Honeysuckle flowers.  Our feeders are out there but the hummers are not taking the sugar water.
Carol & Gary
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Date: 9/30/17 1:43 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Clay-colored Sparrow
I just had a Clay-colored Sparrow at the Metro Conservation Area in
Fairfield. Directions below:

From the entrance at the train station, go right, and bear right when the
path forks. The area would be through the open space from the Kenwood
Avenue entrance. The bird was at the end of the small path parallel to the
train station road, and the path leads directly into a fence. The cement
wall is on your right if you are facing the fence the bird perched on.
There is a small sign on the face that says "Total Fence", and two cans
with bluish green graffiti on them.

There were very few sparrows overall, probably due to the time of day.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 9/30/17 1:33 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point - Whimbrels

9/30 Milford Point with Russ Naylor - 2 Whimbrels in marsh as tide receded; also 4 Short-billed Dowitchers, both Yellowlegs, several imm. Yellow-crowned Night-herons. On sand bars: 18-20 Oyster Catchers, 3 Brants, sanderlings, dunlin.

Angela Dimmitt
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Date: 9/30/17 1:18 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Double Post


Paul Desjardins
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Sorry for another double post. Thought the first one did not go through. There were 5 shorebird species at Fisher Meadow Park in Avon this afternoon. 7 Killdeers, Greater Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, 2 Least Sandpipers and 2 Pectoral Sandpipers.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/30/17 12:31 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford

A short time ago had a flurry of activity best being a Cape May Warbler
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/30/17 12:16 pm
From: pgcianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Batterson Park Pond, Farmington
9/30 Farmington, Batterson Park Pond - Early this morning, 2 flyover RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and a big push of Swamp Sparrow.


Paul Cianfaglione

Canton


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Date: 9/30/17 12:10 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford

Just now had a flurry of activity at Westmore Park best being a Cape May Warbler
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Date: 9/30/17 11:29 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 9/30 Durham birds, 9/29 Bluff Pt
I got out for a few hours late this morning around the Durham area.
Passerine numbers were low, and it is clear from the past two mornings that
sparrow migration has not yet entered its peak. Highlights:

Durham, Skating Pond - CACKLING GOOSE flyby with Canadas, DICKCISSEL along
the berm on the south side of the pond
Durham, White Farm - TENNESSEE WARBLER, DICKCISSEL heard only
Meriden, Bishops Pond - 16 AMERICAN WIGEON, 11 GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
RING-NECKED DUCK

Also, the finally tally for Bluff Point on Friday, as far as I know, was 18
species of warbler including TENNESSEE, HOODED, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, and
BLACKBURNIAN. The flight wasn't huge but there was no real dominant species
and there were multiples of many. The most numerous warblers were Northern
Parula, Yellow-rumped, and Palm. There were surprisingly few Blackpolls!
Woodpeckers were well-represented including several Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers and Red-bellied Woodpeckers in morning flight. Typical October
migrants such as Blue-headed Vireo and both kinglets also came through in
some numbers. Sparrow numbers were low.

Those at the hot corner itself reported nice views of many birds stopping
before continuing their flight. I spent most of my time watching birds in
flight from the playground on the other side of the RR tracks, which can be
a good place to study and photograph birds in flight for longer (you don't
really see anything land there, though).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 9/30/17 11:11 am
From: William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Nelson's Greenwich Point
In the same marsh I discovered another NELSON'S, along with one SALTMARSH
SPARROW. 4 Ammodrammus today!
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Date: 9/30/17 10:39 am
From: William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nelson's Greenwich Point
Greenwich Point, Greewinch - 2 NELSON'S SPARROWS observed in the Spartina
salt marsh on the sound side of the Point, in between the two east most
bridges. Great looks at breast to distinguish from Saltmarsh.

Will Schenck
Stamford
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Date: 9/30/17 9:36 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam Lake Ducks, etc.
Litchfield, Bantam Lake, North Bay - 2 Northern Pintail, 1 Greater Scaup,
2 Pied-billed Grebe, 5 Double-crested Cormorant
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Date: 9/30/17 9:08 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great Skua YES
Tom,

You might want to include "extralimital" in the subject, too.  You might cause a heart attack.

Glenn Williams
Mystic
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At least one Great Skua 50 miles off Yarmouth NS. Tom Robben with Bill Asteriades and team.

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Date: 9/30/17 8:51 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Skua YES
At least one Great Skua 50 miles off Yarmouth NS. Tom Robben with Bill Asteriades and team.

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Date: 9/30/17 7:21 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sora, Whalebone cove, Hadlyme
I saw 3 and heard two more Soras, all close to the road (Rt 418, road to the ferry). I parked near the cemetery and walked back to marsh and creek. One stayed in the open for quite a while. Also had a Harrier in close (probably hunting them)

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 9/30/17 7:12 am
From: Dan Mercurio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dickcissel at Hammo
Female Dickcissel in weedy patch behind science center parking lot. To the
right of the bird blind.

Dan Mercurio with Ryan Wirtes

Meriden CT
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Date: 9/30/17 6:43 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP on Friday
Thanks to a nice kettle of Broadwings (lost, perhaps?):
123 migrating raptors counted
Turkey Vulture - 7
Bald Eagle - 3 (2 immature, 1 adult)
Osprey - 17
Sharp-shinned Hawks - 2
Cooper's Hawks - 8
Northern Harrier - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawks - 3
Broad-winged Hawks - 60
American Kestrels - 8
Merlins - 2
Peregrine Falcons - 2
Unidentified Accipiter - 1
Unidentified Buteos - 3
Unidentified Falcons - 1
Unidentified Raptors - 4

Other migrants counted:
187 Canada Geese, 260 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Chimney Swift, 8 Double-crested
Cormorants, 1 Barn Swallow, 5 American Robins, 4 AMERICAN PIPITS, 6 Common
Loons, and 200 Tree Swallows.
In the park: Immature Red-headed Woodpecker, Swanson's Thrush, Northern
Parula, Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglet, Veery, Downey Woodpecker,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers (many), Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Common
Yellowthroat, Magnolia Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, Palm Warbler, Great
Egret, Kildeer, Eastern Phoebe (many), Eur. Starling, Greater Black-backed
Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Blue Jay.

Many thanks to Steve Mayo, Sol Satin, Don Morgan, Carol Goertz, and Frank
Gallo, who brought along the proofs of his new birding site guide for CT to
be published this year!
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Date: 9/30/17 4:40 am
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swamp Sparrow
FOS Swamp Sparrow in the yard.

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Date: 9/30/17 4:08 am
From: Dotty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Road trip: See 100 eagles fighting for fish just 90 minutes from D.C.
My brother in law sent me this article.
This site is not too far off of 95 South, just over the Susquehanna when you enter MD, for anyone interested.

Dotty in Branford

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Date: 9/29/17 6:51 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Geese today
Was in my yard all day today, and boy were the Geese moving. All going WSW.Couldn't count the Canada Geese cuz were so many, but had 2 Vs of Snow geese containing 12 in first and 26 in the second. They are easy to tell by their calls.
Paul Carrier
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Date: 9/29/17 3:55 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 9/29 Greenwich Point Sparrows
9/29 Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich
2 + Saltmarsh Sparrrows, 1 White-crowned Sparrow, 3+Savannah Sparrows
Cynthia Ehlinger
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Date: 9/29/17 2:18 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7 royal terns at Hammo
Flying and fishing east to west right in front of Meigs platform. May double back. I am now leaving park.

M Komara

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Date: 9/29/17 11:28 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck?
9/29/17- Colchester Deck- mea culpa!! Yellow-bellied not Red-bellied Sapsucker. ( Thanks, Jay) Ernie
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Date: 9/29/17 11:07 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton) migrants
TBV was super birdy this morning, with lots of migrants arriving on light NW winds. Highlights included Lincoln's Sparrow (3), Dickcissel (3), 15 species of warblers including an insane number of Palms littering the orchard. Best warblers were Bay-breasted, Tennessee, Blackburnian, Nashville, and Chestnut-sided.

Jeremy Nance
Easton CT

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Date: 9/29/17 10:10 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] red-headed woodpecker Lighthouse Point continues
Hi All,

The young Red-headed woodpecker seen this morning at Lighthouse Point Park continues in the west woods. It is stashing acorns in the area west of the parking lot, along the trail that has telephone poles on the ground near the trailhead .

Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: 9/29/17 9:18 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point
Six of us saw a pretty good flight this morning. Several hundred warblers of at least 15 species, best of which was probably a Cape May that Nick Bonomo photographed. >150 woodpeckers (mostly flickers). And a mix of other mid-fall migrants. Full details will be on EBird later.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 9/29/17 9:17 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
9/29/17- Colchester Deck- 6:45-7:45AM- 18 species including: Red-bellied Sapsucker,Eastern Wood Peewee, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, flock of Blue Birds ( 26+), Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Also- eating beech nuts- Blue Jays, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Titmice. Ernie
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Date: 9/29/17 8:53 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kingfisher
Kingfisher working salt marsh behind nature center at Sherwood island.

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Date: 9/29/17 8:42 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sunrise Walk - Silver Sands
9/29. Milford, Silver Sands State Park - our SUNRISE BIRDING walk had a delightful time tallying 57 species this morning. Highlights included a NORTHERN HARRIER hunting right next to us for 5 minutes, 2 MERLINS, 9 species of warblers including a BLACKBURNIAN, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (including a gorgeous adult), 6 NELSON'S SPARROWS (crippling looks at 3 from the boardwalk), both Kinglets, and a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (heard only).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 9/29/17 8:32 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle vrs. Great Blue Heron- Ansonia Greenway
About 40 Ring-billed gulls and 2 Great blue Herond were calmly sitting in the water just down from the Railway bridge on the Naugatuck river, Ansonia side of the Division Street Bridge this morning about 11:15. One of the GBH grabbed an eel about 2 feet long and began to maul it. Out of nowhere , a Full Adult Bald Eagle appeared and then the ruckus began. Both the Eagle and the Heron were standing in the shallow water. The winner was the EEL. It got away while the other two were fighting over it. I have never seen a Great BlueHeron stand up to an Eagle like this before.
Bill Banks

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Date: 9/29/17 7:38 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Terns ,Westbrook Town Beach
Seaside Ave . Ed Haesche/ Guilford. with Terry Shaw

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Date: 9/29/17 7:30 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Red-headed Woodpecker
Immature Red-headed Woodpecker spotted by Sol Satin at the LPP Hawkwatch.
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Date: 9/29/17 7:24 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Dickcissels
At least 2 Dickcissels at Stratford Point this morning including one in the Sandy Nissley's bird garden.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 9/29/17 6:53 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Broadwings
Friday watch has been very quiet until a 46-bird kettle of Broad-winged
Hawks appeared!
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Date: 9/29/17 6:13 am
From: rsbirder via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange-crowned Warbler Woodbridge
Woodbridge Community Gardens, Woidbridge, CT 8:40 am, 29 Sep 017: Orange-crowned warbler seen to west of the hedge of trees that divie the gardens. Good variety of warblers, sparrows, vireos this morning, too.Russ SmileyMarlborough, CT


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Date: 9/29/17 4:45 am
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sterling yard
From Robert Dixon
9/29/17 - Sterling yard - A crisp 40 degrees - 5:25 am - 6:10 am
Nocturnal migrants heard - SWAINSON'S THRUSH (13), HERMIT THRUSH (1).
Also resident BARRED OWL and GREAT HORNED OWL calling.
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Date: 9/28/17 7:37 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch; low count, new buddy


Not a very productive day, even with strong north winds and 9.5 hours of
observation:

Osprey 10
Northern Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47
Coopers Hawk 12
American Kestrel 36
Merlin 12
Un- ID'd Raptor 3

Total count 124

But we did have a new buddy drop by to say hello and check out what we
were doing. Pics here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b9pfeutozfhedkl/AABCBeK-uUyWKnNsH4q9Mx4Ca?dl=0

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 9/28/17 2:33 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5 Royal Terns
Clinton Town Beach, 5:30pm there are at least 5 Royal terns in the harbor on posts off the beach and by marina.


Dan Rottino with Tim Antanaitis
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 9/28/17 5:17 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extraliminal - Brown Booby - Montauk NY
Extraliminal - There is a Brown Booby on Lake Montauk - See NY listserve
for details.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 9/27/17 2:33 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5 Bobwhite Wangunk Meadows
5 N Bobwhite at 5:20 pm at Wangunk Meadows in Portland off Tryon St. First I've ever seen in CT in 16 years.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 9/27/17 11:49 am
From: lovestogarden via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Place for birding

In the early 2000's there was a birding place called Quinnipiac River Bird Farm.  It may have been near Meriden.
Does anyone know anything about it?
Gailey Teller Madison, CT

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Date: 9/27/17 10:22 am
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3863, Issue 1

A trip out to Great Gull Island(equipment maintenance) on Monday September,9/27, found one young common tern(the last one to hatch) still being fed by at least one adult. Ready to fly soon. 30 plus Forster's Terns Feeding on incoming tide from Race in to LIS. Also small flock of 18 Common Terns . Two Royal Terns west of Little Gull Island

Matthew Male
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&

The Audubon Shop
907 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 06443


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>
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:10:22 -0400
> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Long Island Sound report 9/24
> Message-ID: <46BC8272-2772-457D-8252-4587F27C5621...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
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> On Sunday 9/24 my brother and I fished the Sound, covering ground from Norwalk all the way to The Race (NY) and around Fishers Island and back.
>
> The sound was mostly birdless. We're sort of at that time between the staging Tern flocks clearing out and winter waterfowl moving in, but occasionally we get late Tern and especially Laughing Gull numbers that last through October. As of right now, that does not appear to be happening.
>
> We saw hardly any Terns, and LAGU numbers were quite modest. No whiffs of any pelagic species, even over the state line around Fishers in open water. Not many birds working the top water fish action either.
>
> The best sighting of the day came at The Race, where a large Leatherback Sea Turtle lingered at the surface for a minute. I first thought it was a seal when it's big head popped up. Very very cool.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> www.shorebirder.com
>
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Date: 9/27/17 8:30 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DICKCISSEL - Wilton
9/27. Wilton, 416-420 Danbury Rd. (US 7), Allen's Meadow Park - immature female DICKCISSEL seen well perched atop tall shrub on north border of community gardens, Which are located on NW corner of soccer fields.
Also 2 juvenile White-crowned Sparrows, Scarlet Tanager.

Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding walk

Stratford
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Date: 9/27/17 7:52 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Dickcissel
Silver Sands - 1 Dickcissel

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 9/26/17 7:52 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, 9-26-17 Swainsons Thrush, Winter Wren, 19 sp.
Not a lot of birds around, but a few notable ones. A Winter Wren in Boston
Hollow was the first bird I saw and first Winter Wren in 2 months.
Foraging about 8 feet from car.
Also, a Swainsons Thrush and a singing Blue-headed Vireo in Union, in with
a flock of foraging Chickadees.
Also, several calling Eastern Towhees. Ebird seems to think that's
unusual at this date, but Towhees have been in the same locations all year as in
years past. I believe these are the same birds getting a late start.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Sep 26, 2017 7:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
19 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 7
Blue-headed Vireo 1 Still singing his song, although slowly
Blue Jay 25
Black-capped Chickadee 30
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 4 1 pair seen, others heard
Winter Wren 1 Seen in swamp next to Boston Hollow Rd. 1st one in 2
months
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 1 In woods by Kinney Hollow Rd just over Union
line. With same flock of Chickadees as the BH Vireo. Heavy dark streaking from
throat on light breast. Top of head, back and tail all very dark. No hint
of red on tail or anywhere else. Wide white eye-ring.
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 6
Pine Warbler 8 still singing where ever there are mature pines.
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) 4 Typical call-note. These birds have been
here all along, or at least, birds in the same locations.

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39412247


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Date: 9/26/17 6:56 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bluff point
Chris Elphick and Roy Harvey both posted good information on CTBirds a few weeks back - on the weekend of the great flight of September 9th. Check the CTBird archives at the COA site or the ABA archives.  
Glenn
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9:46:22 PM EDT, Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I was wondering if anyone can explain the "hot corner" where all the sightings are at BPSP. I've been there once I was a bit lost and confused.
Thanks

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Date: 9/26/17 6:46 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff point
I was wondering if anyone can explain the "hot corner" where all the sightings are at BPSP. I've been there once I was a bit lost and confused.
Thanks

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Date: 9/26/17 6:18 pm
From: Julie Hart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point
We had a very pleasant evening birding at Sandy Point. Highlights were 3 FORSTER’S TERNS and 2 NELSON’S SPARROWS. We were able to watch the Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows at the same time foraging in the open under excellent conditions, which was a treat. Full list on eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39409624 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39409624>

-Julie
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Date: 9/26/17 3:03 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook - Sanderling
From Dave Rosgen:
Colebrook, Colebrook River Lake - 1 SANDERLING, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 300
feet north of the now exposed metal bridge on the mud directly opposite the
gravel pull off.
--
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Watertown
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Date: 9/26/17 12:43 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Massaro farm
Walking around trying to find the blue grosbeak and I had a common nighthawk fly over my head. I thought at first glance a mockingbird but the sound and the structure didn't work. Definitley nighthawk. Also had a few palm warblers and yellowthroats.

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Date: 9/26/17 9:41 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CLAY-COLORED SPARROW - Hammo
9/26. Madison, Hammonasset SP - CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, Brown Thrasher, Swainsin's Thrush - all behind gray composting toilet at Meigs Pt Picnic area- Sparrow on edge of lawn along row of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous vegetation.

Frank Mantlik and 4 other birders
Stratford

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Date: 9/26/17 9:36 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHPP for Tuesday 9-26
Persistent low-hugging coastal fog kept things very quiet today at Lighthouse. What wind there was quickly shifted to the South-East which kept the fog there. One Osprey and 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks were all that appeared. About 160 tree swallows and 113 Blue Jays decided to leave. That was basically it for the day.
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Date: 9/26/17 7:53 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No Sighting - Western Connecticut Bird Club Meeting
The WCBC is meeting Thursday Sept 28th at 6:30 PM at the Hearth in Southbury
at 655 Main Street South.

Long time birder Chris Wood will present “Little Brown Jobs: Fun With Birds Hard to Find and Identify”, an illustrated guide to finding LBJs and even, in some cases, identifying them. This lighthearted presentation uses the LBJ challenge, which involves more than just sparrows and fall warblers, to highlight the appeal and the eccentricities of birding, and explores some of the tricks of the trade.

Come join us if you are in the vicinity.




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Date: 9/26/17 7:11 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Island Sound report 9/24
On Sunday 9/24 my brother and I fished the Sound, covering ground from Norwalk all the way to The Race (NY) and around Fishers Island and back.

The sound was mostly birdless. We're sort of at that time between the staging Tern flocks clearing out and winter waterfowl moving in, but occasionally we get late Tern and especially Laughing Gull numbers that last through October. As of right now, that does not appear to be happening.

We saw hardly any Terns, and LAGU numbers were quite modest. No whiffs of any pelagic species, even over the state line around Fishers in open water. Not many birds working the top water fish action either.

The best sighting of the day came at The Race, where a large Leatherback Sea Turtle lingered at the surface for a minute. I first thought it was a seal when it's big head popped up. Very very cool.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 9/25/17 3:19 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHP 09-25-17
At the Lighthouse Point hawk watch today it wasn't very good, as expected, but it was better than the abysmal day in the hot sun I envisioned. The wind early was NE (good) but almost non-existent (not good). It turned SE fairly quickly (not good) but the SE velocity picked up as the hours passed (turned out to be OK). We had a total of 14 hawks from 7 to noon, but from noon to 1 a freshening breeze brought 19, with 3 more shortly after top of the 1 pm hour. Then we zeroed out up to 2 p.m.
Aside from hawks we did have a modest flight of Blue Jays and a lot of Tree Swallows going in many directions. Little else of note other than one Common Loon and one getting-late (presumed) Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
Helping early were Bill Banks, Paul Desjardins and Paul Smith. Keeping me company later and helping find those high birds was Tony Tortora (emeritus).
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Date: 9/25/17 1:56 pm
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit and Whimbrel at Milford Point
9/25, Milford Point - On the sandbar at Milford Point, Arne Rosengren and I saw at least one Whimbrel and the Marbled Godwit this afternoon. We saw the Whimbrel first, at about 3:15, and just as we were leaving around 3:45 spotted the godwit with a flock of plovers and a dowitcher. There may have been 2 Whimbrels - we saw one at the far end of the sandbar quite a whle after our first sighting, and don’t know if it was the individual seen earlier or a different one. Other shorebirds included good numbers of Sanderlings and Black-bellied Plovers, and at least one Golden Plover, as well as a couple of oystercatchers..

Flo McBride
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Date: 9/25/17 12:56 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford

Immature white Crowned Sparrow seen along r r Tracks at McKinney refuge
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Date: 9/25/17 12:52 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford

Just had an immature White Crowned Sparrow along rr tracks at McKinney refuge
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/25/17 12:52 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Test

Test
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/25/17 12:05 pm
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern wood-peewee Guilford, CT

Eastern wood-peewee in my birdbath! Birdbaths definitely bring in the interesting birds.


Amy Hopkins
Guilford
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Date: 9/25/17 11:42 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Massaro Farms - Blue Grosbeak
After almost a 2-hour search, I relocated the BLUE GROSBEAK in same fenced in foxtail grass garden (south end in shade) at NE corner of farm. Thanks John.
Frank Mantlik

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> On Sep 25, 2017, at 11:06 AM, John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Massaro Community Farm - Woodbridge.
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> 1 immature Blue Grosbeak in the South East most fenced off Field. It has
> been intermittently calling and feeding in foxtail grass. I spoke with
> someone who works there who said it was ok to walk the fields as long as
> you don't directly walk in the planted crops. I do believe that it is only
> open 8 to 5.
>
> John Oshlick
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Date: 9/25/17 9:20 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point

Marbled Godwit now being seen in marsh
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/25/17 8:14 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grosbeak Correction
It was actually the North East most fenced off field
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Date: 9/25/17 8:07 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Massaro Farms - Blue Grosbeak
Massaro Community Farm - Woodbridge.

1 immature Blue Grosbeak in the South East most fenced off Field. It has
been intermittently calling and feeding in foxtail grass. I spoke with
someone who works there who said it was ok to walk the fields as long as
you don't directly walk in the planted crops. I do believe that it is only
open 8 to 5.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 9/25/17 6:17 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
9/25/17- Colchester Deck- 6:45-7:45AM- 20 species including:Eastern Peewee,Least Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager,R C Kinglets, B&W Warbler. Ernie
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Date: 9/24/17 8:18 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ct river Great Cormorant
One immature Great Cormorant mixed in with roosting Double-crested on a channel marker in Essexish this evening as seen from the Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel swallow cruise.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 9/24/17 6:50 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - All Good things must come to an end - for now at least
We had 15 hawks today, before the light northerly winds finally went onshore.

But the past 7 days were just like the good ol' days, averaging 450 migrating raptors per day, including a decent push of Kestrels.  Peak season isn't until early October, so keep an eye on the weather forecasts.
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Date: 9/24/17 1:36 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common grackles and peanuts
Just watching the backyard birds (Orange) here this afternoon - Carolina
wrens, Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Jays etc. The Common grackle took 1 peanut
in shell, dropped it into the bird bath. Went for a second peanut and put
that into the bird bath. Then proceeded to spend about 8 minutes working
and opening each peanut in the bird bath. My daughter, mentioned that she
read that Crows will drop peanuts (in the shell) into water, wait til they
soften and then eat them. Had not known that Common grackles do this as
well. Fun to watch how much effort went into this.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 9/24/17 12:51 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] final Lighthouse Point Hawkwatch results, Thurday, 9-21-17
I said my total was a rough one and it was, but fortunately on the good
side. The Final total was 681 Raptors. Still, turned out to be just a
warm-up for Friday's great day.
Thursday Highlights:

Sharp-shinned hawks 231
American Kestrels 175
Osprey 154
Coopers Hawks 63
Merlins 19
Northern Harriers 13

Nick Bonomo had a total of 9 Cape may Warblers, 7 in the woods and 2 flying
over the Hawkwatch. There were also 15 or so Bobolinks flying over and 6
Hummers. Other than that just frequent flocks of Cedar Waxwings coming
though.

Lots of great help make it a really good day; Bobbi Fisher, Howie
Sternberg, Sol Solon, Nick B., Dori Sosensky, Matt Male, Jim Cortina, Ed Haesche,
and Jim Asmuth. My apologies if I left anyone off but you were all needed
and appreciated.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 9/24/17 12:28 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt, Skimmers, Mar God, Whimbrels, AMGP, Dunlin 9/24/17
From Steve Spector, 9/24/17, this afternoon at high tide, Milford Point, 3 Black Skimmers, 3 Whimbrel, 2 American Golden-Plover, Marbled Godwit, 5 Dunlin. <charsjs...>
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Date: 9/24/17 12:13 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-throats and Hummer

9/24 New Milford yard: FOS 6 white-throated Sparrows feeding together on lawn; 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue-headed Vireo singing.

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 9/24/17 11:52 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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This morning at Northwest Park I could come up with only 4 species of warblers, 2 Tennessee being the best. Also a Lincoln’s Sparrow and I nearly stepped on an American Woodcock!

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/24/17 11:37 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wangunk Meadows - 3 different entrances
Hi all,

I have a small request for anyone visiting the Wangunk Meadows in Portland. Write which entrance you went in - in the notes section. There are 3 very spread out entrances - the North entrance off Tryon St (go in through Glastonbury), the South entrance (in through the Portland Fairgrounds along the CT River), and the East entrance (off Rte 17 in Portland). One Lincoln's Sparrow was the highlight today off the Tryon St entrance.

Tim Antanaitis
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Date: 9/24/17 8:31 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAS GOM pelagic trip postponed to : Sept.29-30
Dear Birders,
Because of rough weather, the HAS Hartford Audubon Society pelagic trip
crossing the Gulf Of Maine had to be postponed to Sept.29-30 from Portland
ME to Yarmouth Canada and back the next morning (420 miles round trip).
The first-of-season Great Skuas in North America were reported near our
route four days ago. For more information please go to this website:
trips33.blogspot.com and email to <robben99...> Anyone can still
join. Registration and passport is required. Thank you. (No, we can not
match the amazing birds at Race Point yesterday! but this might be an
interesting week in the GOM!).
Tom Robben
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Date: 9/24/17 7:05 am
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Winter Finch forecast 2017-2018

Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch forecast for 2017-2018 is out,
Here's the link.


http://jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm





Bob Dixon
Sterling, Ct.
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Date: 9/23/17 6:27 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Townsend's Warbler Pictures and Information
I'm so glad you and the team had the presence of mind to take feathers for
DNA studies, Aaron. That should tell the tale. Very exciting!


Kathy Van Der Aue
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> Here is the ebird list with pictures and description of ID:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39346185
>
> Pictures reveal a deep orange-yellow wash on the underside, unlike just
> white in a hatch year BTNW. If anyone is heading to Pomfret, we released
> the bird near the stone wall on Needles Eye Road which is down the road
> from the Center. The Airline Trail goes right towards where it flew into
> the woods. Also I don't really want to throw this into the mix... but could
> it possibly be a BTNW X TOWA hybrid? This could prove to be very
> challenging since this is a young bird that lacks perfect plumage. Thank
> you, Aaron Bourque
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Date: 9/23/17 6:22 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dickcissel, White-crowned Sparrow
Our day got off to a good start today, as we found a Dickcissel at
Osbornedale State Park in Derby this morning. It was along the edge of the
dried up pond north of the small pond opposite Kellogg Environmental Center.
We had a nice end to the day today as we saw an early juvenile White-crowned
Sparrow in the community gardens in Woodbridge. We look forward to the
avian delights that await us tomorrow!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

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Date: 9/23/17 6:17 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dickcissel, White-crowned Sparrow


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Date: 9/23/17 5:35 pm
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] olive sided Flycatcher plus more
Today, on my bike trip with a friend around Winchester CT back roads, I saw an Olive s Flycatcher in a small marsh. And walking into a wooded area off North Rd, we hit some Warblers. They were, Blk T Blue, Blk t Green, Blackburnian, 4 Yellow Rumps, Redstarts, and a nice Bay breasted Warbler. Also saw 2 White T Sparrows as well. Possibly could nest up here.    Paul Carrier Harwinton
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Date: 9/23/17 1:51 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Pt 9/23
Hi all,

I walked out Sandy Pt in West Haven at high tide today after noon.
Things have slowed down quite a bit, predictably. Highlights included
a lingering PIPING PLOVER (presumably the juvenile that fledged really
late here), a HORNED LARK, and a NELSON'S SPARROW (plus two
unidentified Ammodramus sparrows that were flushed, presumably
Nelson's or Saltmarsh).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 9/23/17 1:12 pm
From: Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Royal Terns
Old Saybrook-    Today at about 2 pm ( by boat), 8 Royal Terns continue west of Saybrook breakwater along with about 12 Fosters Terns and 20 Common. 2 Purple Sandpipers on the breakwater with 2 Oyster Catchers and about 50 DC Cormorants. Terns seem to move during the day between here and Harvey's Beach.    Plum Bank Marsh, 3 pm-. 8 adult, 6 im. Little Blue Heron, 4 Greater, 2 Lesser Yellow Legs, Short- Billed Dowitcher, 2 Pectoral, 8 Spotted Sandpipers, 2 Kingfisher, and at least 6 Osprey still hanging around. John Ogren

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Date: 9/23/17 12:50 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester deck- P.S.
9/23/17-Colchester Deck- 1:30PM- Rusty Blackbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Ernie
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Date: 9/23/17 11:36 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point 9/23
Phil Rusch, Doug Warner, and I manned the hot corner at Bluff Point, joined later by others.

Highlights:

550 warblers of nine species (the walk in afterwards accounted for 50 of those and one species)
DICKCISSEL (seen after we had walked in, working toward the hot corner)
SWAINSON'S THRUSH - 2
PURPLE MARTIN - 12 (all juveniles- dispersing with 400 Tree Swallows)
BOBOLINK - 26

The majority of warblers were American Redstarts, but that is probably due to ease of ID in flight.  Blackpolls were probably more numerous.  Because of the high wind, the birds were flying out high, moving evasively, and unseeable when landing in the hot corner trees. Warbler totals including walking in: American Redstart (195), Blackpoll Warbler (27 - undercounted), Black-throated Blue Warbler (15), Black-and-white Warbler (21), Northern Parula (32), Ovenbird (1), Common Yellowthroat (6), Chestnut-sided Warbler (1), and Black-throated Green (2).  All of the warblers in flight that were identified were of the easier to ID variety.
Glenn Williams
Mystic
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Date: 9/23/17 11:01 am
From: Aaron Bourque via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Townsend's Warbler Pictures and Information
Here is the ebird list with pictures and description of ID:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39346185

Pictures reveal a deep orange-yellow wash on the underside, unlike just
white in a hatch year BTNW. If anyone is heading to Pomfret, we released
the bird near the stone wall on Needles Eye Road which is down the road
from the Center. The Airline Trail goes right towards where it flew into
the woods. Also I don't really want to throw this into the mix... but could
it possibly be a BTNW X TOWA hybrid? This could prove to be very
challenging since this is a young bird that lacks perfect plumage. Thank
you, Aaron Bourque
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Date: 9/23/17 9:57 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] What's With Black Throated Blue Warblers?


Paul Desjardins
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Last year I failed to see a single Black Throated Blue Warbler during the fall migration. This year the only fall bird I have seen thus far was a bird probably on territory. Obviously there is still time to see them but I am wondering if anyone else has had the same experience with the species.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 9/23/17 9:20 am
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Townsend's NO
Several members of ARCC were able to examine photos of the possible Townsend's Warbler from Pomfret this morning. While the bird does have some dark in the auriculars, they are not solid dark as would be expected in Townsend's. As a result the bird lacks Townsend's strongly contrasting yellow arc below the eye. The bird also lacks any yellow directly below the black on the throat or further down the flanks. However, it does have yellow on the vent, a diagnostic mark for Black-throated Green Warbler. These two can present ID problems, and the observers/banders were on the ball when they documented a possible first-state record with photos that showed the hard-to-see vent.
Greg HanisekSecetaryAvian Records Committee of CT
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Date: 9/23/17 7:46 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TOWNSENDS WARBLER CT AUDUBON POMFRET
can you txt a photo to 2036442163 please. thank you

Frank Gallo
 
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Banding in progress, 218 day road, pomfret. More info later
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Date: 9/23/17 7:36 am
From: Aaron Bourque via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] TOWNSENDS WARBLER CT AUDUBON POMFRET
Banding in progress, 218 day road, pomfret. More info later
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Date: 9/23/17 6:22 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor

Just had a Connecticut Warbler along river north of Virbert Road
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 9/23/17 5:49 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 Royal Terns Westbrook
Sat 9/23, 8:00-8:25 am, continuing -- 2 Royal Terns a few hundred yards offshore, flying back and forth a few times between Menunketesuck Is and Salt Is in Westbrook, seen from West Beach (main Town Beach) lot on Seaside Ave

Tim Antanaitis
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Date: 9/23/17 5:28 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester deck
9/23/17- Colchester deck- 6:45-7:45AM- 21 species including: Black&White Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Bluebirds. Ernie
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Date: 9/23/17 5:20 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] UConn Lot W/Mansfield community gardens
1 dickcissel in the house sparrow flock at the gardens. Also 2 Lincolns sparrows - one in the gardens, one in the wetland creation area along the west side of the corn field.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 9/22/17 4:41 pm
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday Final
What a day!
1,152 migrating raptors were counted:
Turkey Vulture - 10
Black Vulture - 1
Osprey - 143
Northern Harriers - 24 (2 Gray Ghosts)
Bald Eagles - 19
Broad-winged Hawks - 51
Red-shouldered Hawks - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawks - 378
Cooper's Hawks - 112
American Kestrels - 356
Merlins - 18
Peregrine Falcons - 11
Unidentified Accipiters - 7
Unidentified Buteos - 1
Unidentified Falcons - 5
Unidentified Raptors - 13

Not much time for counting the small migrants. Many Tree Swallows, some
Cedar Waxwings, some Chimney Swifts, and five Loon sp. were noted.

Thanks to Observers Bobbie Fisher, Sol Satin, John Oshlick, Don Morgan,
Dori Sosensky, Nick Bonomo, Steve Mayo, Howie Sternberg, Lynn James, and
Frank Gallo!

IF YOU LEFT A CAMERA AT THE WATCH SITE, HOWIE WILL BRING IT TOMORROW AROUND
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Date: 9/22/17 3:04 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Royal Tern, Westbrook
West Beach, Westbrook, 5:30pm. Two Royal Terns observed offshore going east to west and eventually past pilots point. Also over 50 Forsters feeding very close to shore. I am not a tern afficionado but this was one of my most enjoyable tern viewings as the lighting was beautifully cast on the forsters while at close range by the lowering sun. Of course I left my camera home. Thanks to Paul Smith for finding the Royal. Details in eBird report.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39335417

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Sep 22, 2017, at 1:22 PM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Royal Tern at West Beach, Westbrook. It was sitting on a buoy when I spotted it, but soon it flew east and did not return.
> Paul SmithNew Haven
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Date: 9/22/17 1:49 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White memorial
Male Cape May Warbler near little pond This is in Litchfield

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Date: 9/22/17 12:52 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: October offshore pelagic opportunity
Hi all,

See below for a rare opportunity to get to deep water offshore southern New England during the middle of autumn. This trip has never been run in October!

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

Greetings:

The Brookline Bird Club cancelled their September Pelagic trip because of Jose. The Captain has an opening for Saturday, and Sunday OCTOBER 14, 15 , 2017. This is a transition time of year. If enough people sign up, We will go from Hyannis, MA to the Hydrographer Canyon area. Warm waters are changing to cooler waters. Anything is possible: shearwaters, skuas (the Great Skua would also be possible) , storm petrels (even the white-faced is possible) , Gulls, including Sabines and Kittewakes, phalaropes, sea ducks and of course, the mammals. Excellent Photo ops… Limit: 50 participants
Cost: BBC members $310, non-members $330
We will have master birders Marshal Iliff, Nicholas Bonomo, Peter Flood and possibly Kate Sutherland leading the trip. Our boat is the Helen H. It is a very comfortable, fast, 100-foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic captain and crew. We use gallons of chum to attract the birds. There is a full galley with excellent food at reasonable prices. Parking is free.
To reserve a space, send a check for the full amount made out to Brookline Bird Club Agent along with a signed Waiver to Ida Giriunas, 83 Summer Ave, Reading, MA 01867 and include your email or your postal address for confirmation, boarding instructions, and other details.
To register and to receive further information and a waiver form:
Contact Ida at 781-929-8772, <ida8...>
Ida Giriunas
Reading, MA
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Date: 9/22/17 10:47 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury area sightings
From Russ Naylor:

9/22-
Southbury Training School, Cassidy Road- 1 Lincoln's Sparrow
Lake Zoar (River Road, Southbury)- 1 drake Northern Pintail, 1 male
Dickcissel on shore of lake
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Date: 9/22/17 10:43 am
From: Parrot via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cross Sound Ferry
Saw no pelagics. Saw hundreds yesterday by Montauk beaches. Some were Sooty but generally to far to ID with just binoculars. Also saw a Goshawk over Montauk village.

Ron, Ashford.

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Date: 9/22/17 10:22 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern, Westbrook
Royal Tern at West Beach, Westbrook.   It was sitting on a buoy when I spotted it, but soon it flew east and did not return.
Paul SmithNew Haven
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Date: 9/22/17 8:56 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday
Wonderful flight. Over 650 birds so far on NNW winds.
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Date: 9/22/17 8:43 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Land and Water Conservation Fund Opportunity
Please see below for information on how a phone call or message can help to protect more than 500 acres of critical habitat along the Connecticut River:

A phone call to save 545 acres in CT

The Appropriations bill now before the U.S. Senate contains a great opportunity to conserve important bird and wildlife habitat in Connecticut.

Please take a couple of minutes to call or write Connecticut's Senators to let them know how important it is.

The key feature of the bill is $400 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Both Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy support and have been champions of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Please thank them for their steadfast support but please also ask them to communicate the importance of this allocation to the Senate leadership.




Senator Blumenthal
(202) 224-2823 or (860) 258-6940

Or via his website:
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Senator Murphy
(202) 224-4041 or (860) 549-8463

Or via his website:
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/contact<https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/service/page.redir?target=https%3a%2f%2fwww.murphy.senate.gov%2fcontact&srcid=5089296&srctid=1&erid=380671011&trid=61f584fd-b073-4377-83c3-6e4ced6c2484> (instructions as above).




Why is this important to conservation in Connecticut?

The Appropriations bill includes $1 million earmarked for acquisition of up to 545 acres along the Connecticut River, in Haddam Neck. A deal to buy the land is in place.

The land would be included in the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and protected for birds and other wildlife for future generations. It is now part of the defunct Connecticut Yankee power plant.

The land includes forests, meadows, and marshes that are critical for nesting birds such as Wood Thrush and Bald Eagle. Anadromous fish such as blueback herring, alewives, and possibly Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon (both federally endangered) use the tidal areas to feed and as a nursery. Migratory waterfowl spend the fall, winter and spring there, feeding and preparing for nesting season and it is a critical staging area for the Purple Martins and Tree Swallows that stop over on the river each fall.

The 545 acres are also an important piece of the mosaic of habitats encompassed not only by the national fish and wildlife refuge but by other protected and unprotected areas on the river.
By acquiring this land and adding it to the national wildlife refuge, we will help guarantee that it is protected and managed properly forever.

Again, please take a minute to contact your U.S. Senators. A vote is expected on Monday, so please don't delay.

Thank them for their leadership on the Land and Water Conservation Fund issue.

Ask them to communicate their support to the Senate leadership.

When we get word about the fund's fate, we will let you know. Thank you!

Patrick

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Date: 9/22/17 8:43 am
From: Sandy and Katie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
Thousands of Tree Swallows circling over Knox Preserve, Stonington CT


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Date: 9/22/17 8:12 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN milford Point
9/22. Milford Point, as scoped from across the river at Sniffens Lane, Stratford: adult CASPIAN TERN just (11 am) flew in and landed at extreme west end of sandbar. A little while ago one WHIMBREL flew N over the dune and landed in the saltmarsh just west of the coastal center.

Yesterday at Milford Point: MARBLED GODWIT, 3 WHIMBRELS, 1 Dunlin among 11 species shorebirds, plus 1 migrant Common Nighthawk.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford


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Date: 9/22/17 7:03 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point Highlights 9/22
Went to Bluff Point this morning and hiked from the hot corner nearly to Bluff Point and back. There were many flocks of warblers about, and for once, American Redstarts weren't the most common. Black-and-white Warblers took the lead, being the predominant species in almost every flock. Many of the passerines were hunkered low, trying to stay out of the strong winds, although there were a dozen or so brave ones (likely Blackpoll Warblers by flight call and timing) that were flying north into the headwind. There was also a strong raptor showing throughout the area, with Cooper's Hawks the most prevalent. See eBird checklist below:


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39328421


Good birding,

Dylan Pedro

Waterford

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Date: 9/22/17 6:33 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quaker Ridge Hawks moving
Over 100 raptors so far over Audubon Greenwich including 80+ Broad Wings. Go to a hawk watch today if you can.
-Ryan MacLean

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Date: 9/22/17 5:52 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft hopping
Black-and-White, Prairie, Cape May and Magnolia by the Pond so far.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 9/21/17 4:48 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch, Litchfield, CT - September 21, 2017. Thursday
Was at the Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch in Litchfield, CT this AM and saw no migrating hawks in the heavy cloud so went home. In the afternoon my fellow hawk watcher Rita Dempsey counted 223 migrating Broad-winged hawks at the Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch. The Broad-winged Hawks are still moving through CT.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 9/21/17 3:54 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point hawkwatch count, Thursday, 9-21-17-
The detailed breakdown will have to wait, but for those of you who follow
the hawkwatch and especially all those who helped out today, my rough total
count, subject to revision, is 623. Am Kestrels, Osprey and Sharp-shinned
hawks led the way.
It's the highest total this year and the best day we've had in some time.
Hurricanes aren't all bad and it's an ill wind that does no one any good.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 9/21/17 2:52 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo landscaping
I was at Hammo this evening and noticed that some of the best remaining shorebird pools were filled in the field across from the Swan Pond. I know that we're told they are obligated to fill these if met with a complaint, presumably for liability purposes. Still, a bummer. I will make a few drives over the newly placed sand and gravel each time I am there. At least it isn't asphalt bits, I guess?

On a positive note, the weedy islands and edges in/around the new west end parking lot held several Savannah Sparrows, giving some hope that these tiny strips of habitat surrounded by asphalt will be useful to sparrows this fall.

Can COA touch base with the folks in charge at Hammo and make sure that these areas are NOT mowed at all? I fear of course that they will do some sort of end-of-season landscaping that will destroy any use these spots will serve. They probably do not know that these plants go to seed in the fall and serve as food for birds through the winter.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 9/21/17 2:43 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt - Cape May Warbler flight
I arrived at Lighthouse Pt around 830 this morning, too late for peak morning flight. I was surprised to find a pure flock of six Cape May Warblers that touched down briefly before continuing their northward reorientation. Later, from the hawk watch, a single and then two more Cape Mays passed overhead, calling frequently, making for a total of 9 on the day.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 9/21/17 2:38 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Today's Sherwood Island eBird list
Click on the link below to view the list of birds I saw at the park today. Note that I did not even bird the west woods, the east end or behind the nature center. I spent very little time seawatching due to the strong north winds but spent some time hawk watching.Palm Warblers were the most prevalent warbler and Laughing Gulls easily outnumbered all the usual expected gulls.With 71 species tallied, not a single vireo.

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39315102

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 9/21/17 2:23 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Warblers too
This didn't seem to go through:

I hit send a little too fast. I just had 2 Cape Mays, 3 Magnolia, a Yellow-rump, Black-and-white Warblers and a Northern Waterthrush all in the same bush alongside the Pond at Birdcraft. I'm going to lock the gate, but I'm happy to share the code with birders if you don't have it. Just be sure to lock it behind you when you enter (that way you don't have to worry about locking anyone in.

Patrick

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Date: 9/21/17 1:51 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked
I hit send a little too fast. I just had 2 Cape Mays, 3 Magnolia, a Yellow-rump, Black-and-white Warblers and a Northern Waterthrush all in the same bush alongside the Pond at Birdcraft. I'm going to lock the gate, but I'm happy to share the code with birders if you don't have it. Just be sure to lock it behind you when you enter (that way you don't have to worry about locking anyone in.

Patrick

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> On Sep 21, 2017, at 4:39 PM, Patrick Comins <pcomins...> wrote:
>
> The banding crew caught a Gray-cheeked Thrush and a Swainson's Thrush this morning, and also the FOS White-throated Sparrow.
>
> Patrick Comins, Meriden
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Date: 9/21/17 1:40 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Gray-cheeked
The banding crew caught a Gray-cheeked Thrush and a Swainson's Thrush this morning, and also the FOS White-throated Sparrow.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 9/21/17 12:04 pm
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hartford - Interesting Large Falcon
Just a follow-up. If I had to guess, I would say large female immature
Peregrine Falcon of Peale's ssp. descent (being harassed by the local male
Peregrine).

But assuming it was a Peregrine, it was the largest I've seen. Just wanted
to alert people right away while I thought about it, and still worth
keeping an eye out.

Happy birding,

David

2017-09-21 13:25 GMT-05:00 David Lawton <lawtonesq...>:

> Minutes ago. From office downtown, I heard a Peregrune alarm cry and
> turned to watch a large grayish brown bird I initially thought was a RTH
> scaring a large pigeon flock and being bothered by a significantly smaller
> Peregrine.
>
> It headed south maybe a kilometer quickly on stiff straight wings before
> returning toward me, passing my building. At which point the Peregrine took
> after it again and I lost sight.
>
> It had an obviously distended crop, with head protruding out and downward.
> It was large and powerful, with significant barring high on the chest to
> its throat. Mustache less clearly defined but dark and wide.
>
> Color viewed from above, as mentioned above, was not at all slate
> blue-gray but warm toned dark reddish brown.
>
> David Lawton
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Date: 9/21/17 11:26 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford - Interesting Large Falcon
Minutes ago. From office downtown, I heard a Peregrune alarm cry and turned
to watch a large grayish brown bird I initially thought was a RTH scaring a
large pigeon flock and being bothered by a significantly smaller Peregrine.

It headed south maybe a kilometer quickly on stiff straight wings before
returning toward me, passing my building. At which point the Peregrine took
after it again and I lost sight.

It had an obviously distended crop, with head protruding out and downward.
It was large and powerful, with significant barring high on the chest to
its throat. Mustache less clearly defined but dark and wide.

Color viewed from above, as mentioned above, was not at all slate blue-gray
but warm toned dark reddish brown.

David Lawton
Avon, CT
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Date: 9/21/17 8:48 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


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This morning a tiny movement of passerines at Spring Park. 3 Red Eyed Vireos, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, 2 Northern Parulas, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Black Throated green Warbler, Black and White Warbler, 3 American Redstarts and the best I saved for last- Philadelphia Vireo.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 9/21/17 8:19 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Yard Nocturnal Migrants
9/20-21/17, 10:00 PM-6:00 AM -- Yard, Westport


Nocturnal migrants recorded last night/this morning include a refreshing variety of sparrows, but over all comparatively meager numbers and few warblers. Sparrows recorded include: 7 savannah sparrows, 2 Lincoln's/swamp sparrows, 1 WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, 1 indigo bunting, and 1 chipping sparrow. There were also 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and a few palm warblers.

Preston Lust, Westport
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Date: 9/21/17 6:12 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood is hopping!
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- spruce grove- both kinglets,Magnolias, Parulas, Black& Whites, Redstarts,Yellow-rumps( FOS for me),Common Yellowthroats, Palms(mostly Westerns),Phoebes, possible Mourning(1st fall), Tennessee, Towhee. And I am sure I've missed many!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 9/21/17 5:42 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Naugatuck State Forest - Philadelphia Vireo
Naugatuck State Forest - West Block - End of Hunters Mtn Rd. 1 Philadelphia
Vireo. 1 Blackburnian Warbler.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 9/21/17 5:26 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ora Ave/Proto Dr access
Does anyone know the situation at Proto Drive (AKA Ora Ave) in East Haven? There is a red sign on a cement block at one of the entrance points that says "Town of East Haven, No Public Access, No Dumping, Gate under video surveillance."

There is no gate there. But it seems as though nobody is allowed beyond the red sign?

If anyone knows what's up, let us know? If not, I will contact the Town.

I fear/suspect that yet another piece of good habitat in Connecticut has been shut off.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 9/20/17 8:23 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford "Forest to Shore Day" -Sat., 9/23
This Saturday, Sept. 23, the Town of Stratford will be holding it's Forest to Shore Day. A full schedule of events include bird walks at Roosevelt Forest and Stratford Point, a hawk-watch at Boothe Park, live birds of prey demonstration, historical events, concerts, etc. All events are free.

Info: www.CelebrateStratford.com
Click on "Forest to Shore Day"

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 9/20/17 7:31 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BBC News: Owls hold secret to ageless ears
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41325339

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.
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Date: 9/20/17 2:03 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Skimmer Old Saybrook
Juvenile Black Skimmer Harvey's Beach in Old Saybrook on flats at 5 pm

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 9/20/17 1:57 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt shorebirds continue
Midday at Milford Point today, 9/20 - adult AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2
WHIMBREL, 1 MARBLED GODWIT, 1 juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER on the bars
at high tide. 12 shorebird species in total. Not much happening
offshore - one flyby Common Tern and a handful of Laughing Gulls.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 9/20/17 11:58 am
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3857, Issue 1
Got out for a bit today in New London and saw the following:

Pequot Road near Mitchell College:

7 Common Eiders
2 Great Black Backed Gulls
6 American Crows
12 DC Cormorants on the rocks
4 Herring Gulls

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 9/20/17 11:01 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Bird Walk by Stefan Martin this Sunday
Please join Stefan Martin for a free bird and nature walk at Milford Point this coming Sunday, September 24th starting at 9 AM at the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Rd, Milford, CT. (note the coastal center itself will not be open until noon, so please plan accordingly bathroom wise).

Stefan serves as the seasonal Land Steward at Stratford Point for Audubon Connecticut. He is an avid outdoorsman and has been leading bird walks for several years for a variety of organizations and is a talented and well-rounded naturalist and a passionate conservationist. This is a great time to see late migrant shorebirds/wintering shorebirds including Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Dunlin, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Black-bellied Plovers etc. In addition to shorebirds, the group will hopefully see migrating passerines such as Warblers and fall sparrows. The walk will run from 9 AM to noon.

Sincerely,

Patrick

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Date: 9/20/17 10:06 am
From: Parrot via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Montauk Sooty Shearwater
Will look for pelagics on the New London Ferry.

Ron, Ashford
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Date: 9/20/17 8:28 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital Sooty Tern

I did a full day seawatch yesterday from Point Judith, RI - about 20 miles from CT. There was a steady stream of birds moving from NE to SW past me, including a close South Polar Skua, a pair of Jaeger, sp., and 45 Shearwaters (most all Cory's). Perhaps some of them made their way into the Sound instead of going south of Long Island.

Mike Resch
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Pepperell, MA


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Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Sooty Tern

Juvenile in off sea at Midland Beach, Staten island, NY within the hour.
May be more things lurking around....
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Date: 9/20/17 7:51 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Sooty Tern
Juvenile in off sea at Midland Beach, Staten island, NY within the hour.
May be more things lurking around....
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Date: 9/20/17 7:38 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NYC Sooty Tern
9/20 Julian Hough just alerted me to a sighting of a SOOTY TERN (juvenile) at Staten Island, New York this morning.

http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/NY01#1333806

As Ed Hagen used to say: Keep your eyes to the skies!

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 9/19/17 8:14 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Friendly visitor at the Lighthous Pt hawk Watch today, Tues, 9-19-17
A Juvenile RT Hawk dropped by and seemed as curious about us as we were
about it. Pics taken from about 50 feet.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nra3j7zkwkdc42a/AADDfAss-Gqqp2CgnLc6rivFa?dl=0

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 9/19/17 2:49 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point today
At the Lighthouse Point hawk watch in New Haven today a good flight was noted on increasingly strong NE winds until rain turned steady just before noon. Non-raptors were very sparse, but we had 164 migrating raptors - 63 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 58 Ospreys, 18 Cooper's Hawks, 16 American Kestrels, 3 Merlins, 1 Northern Harriers plus unidentified Accipiters (3) and falcons (1).
Helping with the watch included Sol Satin, Don Morgan, Tina Green, Mike Male and Tony Tortorra.
Greg HanisekWaterbury
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Date: 9/19/17 2:36 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Pt, Northern Gannet
Juvenile Northern Gannet seen off Stratford Pt 5pm. Stratford. Tom Murray

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Date: 9/19/17 2:36 pm
From: Pam and Phil via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Egrets in Stratford
Around noon.

Stratford Long Beach- ~10 Great Egrets in the marsh near the airport.

Stratford Short Beach- 10 Snowy Egrets in a tree at the north end of the
park.

Pam Goldin & Phil Perschbacher
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Cheshire CT 06410

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Date: 9/19/17 1:57 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible FRANKLIN'S GULL
9/19 Groton, Avery Point - About 3:15pm Tina Green and I saw a possible/probable adult (or near adult) FRANKLIN'S GULL in flight over the mouth of New London Harbor near the NL Ledge Lighthouse. In comparison to nearby Laughing Gulls, Tina saw that it was noticeably smaller. To both of us it also looked shorter winged and less pointy winged. The wings above were generally medium gray, then with what looked like a thin white band, and then black wingtips. We scoped it for several minutes, last seeing it head west toward Ocean Beach Park or Harkness State Park. Be on the lookout.
Also here were 4 female Common Eiders.

Other sites:
Stonington Pt- 15 COMMON EIDERS, 1 or more GREAT CORMORANTS.
Old Saybrook, Harvey's Beach (FM) - 6 Forster's Terns, 1 juv Black Skimmer.
Cornfield Pt - 4+ FORSTER's Terns.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 9/19/17 11:18 am
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Flicker


1 in my yard this afternoon. Haven't seen them for a while.Claudia longmoreWethersfield 


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Date: 9/19/17 7:13 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (no subject)
~2000 Tree Swallows at Hammo now. Tom Murray Stratford

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Date: 9/19/17 7:01 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Parking at Sandy Point West Haven


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

I just called the parks dept and was informed that the parking fee will be in effect all year round. Violators will be subjected to a $100 fine. She claimed they no nothing about the problems people have been having with the parking meter. So it goes.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 9/19/17 6:55 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford WHIMBRELS
9/19 Milford Point - 2 WHIMBRELS continue at west end of sandbar 9:30am.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 9/19/17 5:39 am
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Parasitic Jaeger
Chasing terns off Fenwood Beach, Old Saybrook

Also 17 Osprey working over South Cove.

Keith Mueller
Killingworth

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Date: 9/18/17 6:21 pm
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owl- Home- Seymour
Just now one Barred Owl calling from the woods right outside my front door in Seymour.
Bill Banks

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Date: 9/18/17 5:21 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] LHPP for Monday, 9-18-2017
Prior to today we had 424 hawks on 2 days of early morning fog/haze and then blistering hot, southerly afternoon winds.  Best day of the season was yesterday, Sunday, and I'd publicly proclaimed that it wouldn't be all that good.  

Current forecast is strong to then moderate northerly winds for like, ever.

I'm done with the prognostications.  There will be a real good day or two this week.  Probably not tomorrow, but I don't have a clue as to when.  'Put a gun to my head, and I'd say, Thursday. 

Good luck tomorrow, Bill Banks!
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Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 3:24 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] LHPP for Monday, 9-18-2017

Today at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, It was a very nice day counting Hawks and other species.
The following people helped the cause with their great eye sight and expertise:
Tom Murray, Tina Green, Paul Desjardins, Sol Satin, Sara Zagorski and members of the Sunrise Birding Group bird tour, Gina Nichol and Frank Mantlik


A total of 208 Migrating Raptors were counted. They consisted of the following:


Osprey... 60
Bald Eagle ... 1
Northern Harrier... 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk... 53
Cooper's Hawk... 5
Red-Tailed Hawk... 2
American Kestrel... 63
Merlin... 17
Peregrine Falcon... 3


The Cloud cover started out at 100% at 6:00AM Hawk Time. and by 12Noon Hawk Time was down to 50%. Winds were a steady NorthEast breeze at about 7 MPH, until Just at Noon hawk time (1PM EDT) when it shifted Sharply to the South, and began blowing at 15 - 20 MPH. That killed the Hawk flight


OF note today were the 49 Kestrels at the 7AM E.S.T. hour, and a kettle of 13 Sharp-shinned hawks at the11AM E.S.T. hour.


Other birds of note:
1 Purple Martin
Approx. 450 Tree Swallows
45 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers 125 Cedar Waxwings


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Date: 9/18/17 4:23 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford back yard birds
We had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 3 hummingbirds, a Coopers Hawk among the usual suspects.
Carol and Gary Lemmon
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Date: 9/18/17 3:01 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Godwit
9/18/17 - Milford, Milford Point, 2:45 pm.

The Marbled Godwit was in view from the CACC observation tower, about 100 yards out near mid-tide, to the right of the osprey platform, for 5 or so minutes before disappearing for the last 40 min of observation as the tide receded further. No sign of Whimbrel(s).

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 9/18/17 12:24 pm
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHPP for Monday, 9-18-2017
Today at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, It was a very nice day counting Hawks and other species.
The following people helped the cause with their great eye sight and expertise:
Tom Murray, Tina Green, Paul Desjardins, Sol Satin, Sara Zagorski and members of the Sunrise Birding Group bird tour, Gina Nichol and Frank Mantlik


A total of 208 Migrating Raptors were counted. They consisted of the following:


Osprey... 60
Bald Eagle ... 1
Northern Harrier... 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk... 53
Cooper's Hawk... 5
Red-Tailed Hawk... 2
American Kestrel... 63
Merlin... 17
Peregrine Falcon... 3


The Cloud cover started out at 100% at 6:00AM Hawk Time. and by 12Noon Hawk Time was down to 50%. Winds were a steady NorthEast breeze at about 7 MPH, until Just at Noon hawk time (1PM EDT) when it shifted Sharply to the South, and began blowing at 15 - 20 MPH. That killed the Hawk flight


OF note today were the 49 Kestrels at the 7AM E.S.T. hour, and a kettle of 13 Sharp-shinned hawks at the11AM E.S.T. hour.


Other birds of note:
1 Purple Martin
Approx. 450 Tree Swallows
45 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers 125 Cedar Waxwings


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Date: 9/18/17 12:00 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point

Caspian Tern seen over Stratford point
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Date: 9/18/17 6:09 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LHPP KESTRELS
So far at LHPP... 49 Kestrels in the last hour. 23 blue-gray gnatcatchers
Bill Banks

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Date: 9/17/17 5:23 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystic Cape May Warbler
For some reason, this did not go through this afternoon.

I had a first summer CAPE MAY WARBLER in the yard this afternoon that came through with feeding chickadees and a few other common migrants.  Also, in a brief 20 minute window between cloudy humidity and then fog: blue skies appeared and there was a nice raptor movement despite SSW winds.  Best were an American Kestrel, Merlin, and two Black Vultures.

Glenn Williams
Mystic
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Date: 9/17/17 3:40 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: Marbled Godwit still at Milford Point
This was misdirected.


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Subject: Marbled Godwit still at Milford Point

I had just about given up when I decided to check a bright blip way out in the marsh, and sure enough, it was the Godwit!  It was about 3:45, straight out from the observation tower, at quite a distance- thankfully the afternoon sun was striking its salmony breast!  There were also at least 4 Whimbrel, 2 of them coming quite close to the Audubon center.  While searching for the Godwits I luckily spotted an American Bittern in flight as well as several Little Blue herons.  On the Sound side, there were large numbers of Oystercatchers and Cormorants, but the only surprise were five or six Brant, way out on the breakwater. -Sean Murtha

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Date: 9/17/17 1:11 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt, Cape May Warbler
Cape May reported earlier still here at 4. In the cedars south of Center. Tom Murray. Stratford

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Date: 9/17/17 1:02 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Viney Hill Brook Park, Essex -- Sep 17, 2017
Fairly quiet this afternoon. Did see a bald eagle and a peregrine falcon at the power line cut. A few warblers including black throated green, black and white, common yellowthroat snd redstarts. Plus all the usual suspects. Ebird report below 


Viney Hill Brook Park, Essex
Sep 17, 2017
2:05 PM
Traveling
2.00 miles
110 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-tailed Hawk
4 Mourning Dove
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Phoebe
X Blue Jay
1 American Crow
X Black-capped Chickadee
X Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
5 Gray Catbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 23




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Date: 9/17/17 12:06 pm
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt
9/17 - Milford Point this morning - Marbled Godwit continues on
sandbar, Cape May Warbler in cedars near the tower

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck

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Date: 9/17/17 4:29 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sunrise Birding Fall Walk Schedule
Greetings,

Sunrise Birding is offering a number of fall bird walks in CT, with the first one Monday, Sept 18 at Lighthouse Point.
For information and the schedule, click here:

http://www.sunrisebirding.com/walks.htm


Frank Mantlik
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Date: 9/17/17 4:28 am
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford - Long Beach
9/16 - Long Beach, Stratford - American Golden Plover (a few jetties
west of the parking lot) and 6 Boat-tailed Grackles were the
highlights among the more common species

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck

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