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6/26/17 8:03 pm Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 6/26 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Black Skimmer
6/26/17 5:24 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eBird and Data Privacy
6/26/17 9:07 am Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Scalzi River Walk Stamford King Rail
6/26/17 7:37 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whites Wood Road bridge in Litchfield, CT to be closed June 29 till Nov 15, 2017
6/25/17 3:54 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe
6/25/17 9:27 am greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] W-e Vireo Southbury
6/25/17 4:50 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windham Airport, North Windham
6/24/17 7:20 pm Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] June 13 Th. Massachuestts
6/24/17 6:49 pm Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ebird and sensitive species
6/24/17 3:21 pm Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stamford King Rail
6/24/17 3:10 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stamford King Rail
6/24/17 3:04 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford King Rail
6/24/17 3:00 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A successful Year for Eastern Meadowlarks at Windham Airport
6/24/17 11:34 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harkness SP
6/24/17 11:15 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow -breasted Chat
6/24/17 10:09 am Jim - via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Rail at Scalzi Riverwalk Stamford
6/24/17 7:25 am Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, Fri, 6-23; Lots of juvenile birds now
6/24/17 7:20 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] drake Goldeneye, Wilcox Park, Milford
6/23/17 5:55 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport & Norwalk islands highlights
6/22/17 7:29 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-22-17; 3 Cuckoos
6/22/17 6:26 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe pics/ long tailed duck
6/22/17 5:51 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] bird egg shapes and flight from NY Times
6/22/17 2:07 pm Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harkness, no roseates
6/22/17 12:24 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birds inhabiting Fragmented Habitat
6/22/17 11:30 am Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bobwhite
6/22/17 9:36 am Pamela Holden via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bobwhite Quail, Colchester Yard
6/22/17 8:15 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red necked Grebe
6/22/17 7:08 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Roseate Terns
6/21/17 5:59 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sikorsky Airport Ospreys
6/21/17 1:39 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sikorsky Airport Ospreys
6/21/17 1:26 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
6/21/17 12:28 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport & Norwalk islands highlights
6/21/17 10:01 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] extralimital Dickcissel invasion
6/21/17 5:46 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
6/21/17 4:35 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tropical Storm Cindy -Frigatebirds
6/20/17 2:27 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
6/20/17 12:44 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bethlehem W-e Vireo, Wood Thrushes
6/20/17 9:56 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital rarities
6/20/17 8:59 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long-tailed Duck, New Haven Harbor
6/19/17 6:16 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Crested Flycatcher
6/19/17 4:11 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
6/19/17 3:13 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
6/19/17 1:58 pm dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital Brown Booby
6/19/17 1:44 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
6/19/17 1:23 pm Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
6/19/17 10:02 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Shearwater
6/19/17 9:40 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Shearwater
6/19/17 8:34 am Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shearwater
6/19/17 8:22 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Correction. Re: Hammo Black-capped Petrel
6/19/17 8:02 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Correction. Re: Hammo Black-capped Petrel
6/19/17 7:54 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Correction. Re: Hammo Black-capped Petrel
6/19/17 7:50 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Black-capped Petrel
6/18/17 10:08 pm Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Menunketesuck least terns
6/18/17 7:37 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BBC News: How does a duck change its sex?
6/18/17 6:30 pm Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch continues in Hamden
6/18/17 6:28 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-18-17 Another BB Cuckoo
6/18/17 6:23 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Menunketesuck Island observations
6/18/17 12:40 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Roseate Terns Little Blue Heron Old Lyme
6/18/17 9:53 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat Pics, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery
6/18/17 9:49 am Aaron Bourque via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat Pics, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery
6/18/17 7:43 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow -breasted Chat
6/18/17 6:55 am Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred Owl chick pics
6/18/17 4:23 am Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canton Birds
6/17/17 10:04 am David Barans via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Auerfarm, Bloomfield
6/17/17 10:03 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford SKIMMERS, etc.
6/17/17 9:10 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eagle fostering hawk in Canada
6/17/17 9:08 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at Chatfield Hollow
6/17/17 8:45 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island highlights
6/17/17 5:30 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] opossums and ticks
6/17/17 5:27 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eagle fostering hawk in Canada
6/17/17 5:02 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NH Brown Booby continues.
6/16/17 7:06 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw,/yale Forest, Ashford/Union
6/16/17 3:19 pm Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Opportunity to comment on possible closing of gates in Rocky Hill Meadows
6/16/17 1:50 pm Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Opportunity to comment on possible closing of gates in Rocky Hill Meadows
6/16/17 1:04 pm Kat Hast via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Blue Heron - Westport
6/16/17 10:25 am marymushinsky--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Q River - Least Bittern
6/15/17 7:22 pm Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
6/15/17 2:56 pm David Holmes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] BT Spraying a Quandary and Perhaps Cautionary Tale
6/15/17 9:25 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary, Hooded Warblers
6/15/17 7:56 am Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Brewster's warbler @ Bent
6/15/17 7:53 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Q River - Least Bittern
6/15/17 7:45 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary Hooded Warblers
6/15/17 7:12 am Benjamin Sonnenberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brewster's warbler @ Bent
6/15/17 5:21 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
6/15/17 4:52 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American bitterns, Coventry
6/15/17 1:23 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] painted bunting
6/14/17 6:59 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-14-17; BB Cuckoo
6/14/17 6:29 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
6/14/17 5:07 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Behavior
6/14/17 10:35 am C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Behaviour
6/14/17 9:55 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Behaviour
6/14/17 9:00 am Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] RT hummingbird behavior
6/14/17 4:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Piping Plover
6/14/17 4:18 am pgcianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] [Cy dT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazonn
6/14/17 3:59 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport RNGrebe
6/14/17 3:05 am greg ninigret.net via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
6/13/17 8:33 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-13-17; Still YB cuckoo, RB Nuthatch
6/13/17 7:31 pm Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
6/13/17 4:50 pm Scott Philbrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RT Hummer behavior in Hamden
6/13/17 1:53 pm Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Topsmead meadowlark
6/13/17 1:20 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island Highlights
6/13/17 6:44 am Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whip-Poor-Wills
6/13/17 5:29 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
6/12/17 9:57 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BBC News: Painting from Scott expedition discovered in Antarctica
6/12/17 7:06 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
6/12/17 6:53 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-12-17, FOY Alder Flycatcher
6/12/17 4:11 pm Robert White via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Topsmead State Forest
6/12/17 12:08 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Ceruleans vs Black-throated Blue Warblers
6/12/17 9:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Highlights so far
6/12/17 9:01 am Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
6/12/17 8:05 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Ceruleans vs B T Blues
6/12/17 7:39 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
6/12/17 7:33 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BT Spraying a Quandary and Perhaps Cautionary Tale
6/12/17 7:03 am Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest/Pumpkin Hill Rd, Jun 11
6/12/17 7:02 am Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest/Pumpkin Hill Rd, Jun 11
6/11/17 8:18 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital rarities
6/11/17 6:58 pm Kevin Finnan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
6/11/17 6:13 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
6/11/17 4:11 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island Highlights
6/11/17 1:03 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Naugatuck State Forest, Reservoir No 4, Oxford
6/11/17 9:17 am Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe ROSEATEs
6/11/17 8:33 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield White-winged Scoter
6/10/17 7:33 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-10-17
6/10/17 5:52 pm Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel in Burlington
6/10/17 5:42 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw,/Yale Forest, Asford/Union, 6-8-17
6/10/17 4:05 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] American Wigeon in New Haven
6/10/17 3:25 pm Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Collinsville, notable sightings
6/10/17 2:58 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Wigeon in New Haven
6/10/17 12:02 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Auerfarm S.P.
6/10/17 11:33 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Knots, Skimmers
6/9/17 5:20 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late white-throated
6/9/17 5:00 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] fossil reveals baby bird in amber-interesting
6/9/17 2:39 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bent Purple Martins, Mourning W
6/9/17 2:16 pm Colleen Lord via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping Plover chicks
6/9/17 1:54 pm Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary
6/9/17 11:06 am Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
6/9/17 9:54 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
6/9/17 9:12 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
6/9/17 7:12 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Premature send. Closed areas.
6/9/17 7:08 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Loss of birding habitat.
6/9/17 5:53 am Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
6/9/17 4:59 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gate Code
6/9/17 3:04 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Skimmers continue
6/8/17 8:08 pm Pam and Phil via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3754, Issue 1
6/8/17 5:38 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow Baltimore Oriole
6/8/17 2:55 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford, Bridgeport & Milford highlights June 8
6/8/17 9:13 am Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT: warblers
6/8/17 3:28 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Skimmers
6/7/17 4:28 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 6/5 and 6/7/17 two quiet days
6/7/17 2:47 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
6/7/17 1:22 pm Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch in Hamden
6/7/17 12:22 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Cuckoo
6/7/17 12:17 pm fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Cuckoo
6/6/17 4:10 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Adult Coopers Hawk Preston
6/6/17 10:20 am Parrot via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Adult Bald Eagle in Ashford
6/6/17 8:55 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bent Red-headed Woodpecker
6/6/17 5:34 am Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Batterson Pond, Farmington
6/6/17 5:32 am Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Batterson Pond, Farmington
6/5/17 1:15 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
6/5/17 10:18 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long-tailed Ducks
6/4/17 8:21 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
6/4/17 8:06 pm Robert J. Cartoceti via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
6/4/17 7:56 pm cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Turkeys
6/4/17 7:35 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 6-4-17, Ashford/Union. Better weather and more birds
6/4/17 7:23 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Turkeys
6/4/17 6:55 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Haven Nighthawk
6/4/17 5:19 pm Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Summer Bird Count
6/4/17 1:23 pm Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Falkner Island flybys
6/4/17 10:59 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cuckoo Action
6/4/17 9:44 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Scoters, West Haven
6/4/17 8:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights by boat- Red-necked Grebe
6/4/17 8:26 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagle/Osprey interaction
6/4/17 7:13 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lower CT River night marsh birding
6/4/17 7:07 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fisher Meadows, Avon plus a goodie from yesterday in Hampton.
6/4/17 3:55 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Black Tern
6/3/17 6:23 pm Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk, New Haven
6/3/17 5:48 pm Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
6/3/17 5:18 pm John A Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian tern
6/3/17 4:09 pm John A Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Spicer's
6/3/17 1:04 pm Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Towns please!
6/3/17 12:10 pm Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied flycatcher
6/3/17 11:28 am John Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian tern
6/3/17 11:14 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
6/3/17 9:19 am cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Turkeys !!!
6/3/17 8:20 am Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Samuel Wheeler Reed Park, Bloomfield
6/3/17 7:57 am Ben Silano via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raven screaming!!
6/3/17 4:08 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler - Hamden
6/2/17 8:29 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Naugatuck SF Whip-poor-wills
6/2/17 3:42 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw, Yale Forest, 6-2-17, Ashford/Union: Golden Eagle. Really!
6/2/17 1:55 pm Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] [NOSbird] TICKS -and permethrin and cats
6/2/17 1:25 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] [NOSbird] TICKS -and permethrin and cats
6/2/17 12:56 pm Stephen McLaughlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Topsmead bobolinks
6/2/17 12:19 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plainville and Bristol birding this morning
6/2/17 5:22 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
6/2/17 5:06 am Nancy Specht via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Ticks/Permethrin
6/1/17 7:43 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
6/1/17 7:16 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Pond nighthawks
6/1/17 7:08 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GBHE nest thriving, &c. - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Hamden, Jun 1, 2017
6/1/17 6:59 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk
6/1/17 6:16 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk
6/1/17 6:07 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
6/1/17 5:37 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migrating Brant
6/1/17 5:14 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migrating Brant
6/1/17 4:20 pm VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
6/1/17 4:20 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
6/1/17 3:06 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Uncommon Shorebirds etc.
6/1/17 2:19 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] TICKS
6/1/17 12:39 pm Mike VanValen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woops!
6/1/17 12:16 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Prothonotary
6/1/17 12:09 pm Mike VanValen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Prothonotary
6/1/17 11:27 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport: Compo Beach Black Skimmer
6/1/17 11:15 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Migrating Brant 5/31- Audubon Greenwich
6/1/17 11:04 am Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chaney Preserve in Salem/Montville area: Hooded and Worm-eating Warblers, Acadian Flycatcher
6/1/17 9:10 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kenn Kaufman Guest - BirdCallsRadio
6/1/17 7:39 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gallinule-NO
6/1/17 7:24 am Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gate Code
6/1/17 6:38 am Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gate Code
6/1/17 6:37 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Rock - Mourning Warbler
6/1/17 2:54 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Skimmers & Shorebirds
5/31/17 7:54 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Skimmers and more, Sandy Point, New Haven
5/31/17 7:40 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Skimmers and more, Sandy Point, New Haven
5/31/17 7:17 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yale Forest American Woodcock pics
5/31/17 6:44 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] How do you attach audio clips to eBird posts?
5/31/17 6:04 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 5-31-17; FOY Am Woodcock
5/31/17 5:30 pm John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Martins in South Kent
5/31/17 4:39 pm Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred Owl
5/31/17 3:51 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] yellow oriole, New Britain - thanks Ryan!
5/31/17 3:35 pm Darlene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point
5/31/17 2:45 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
5/31/17 2:36 pm Stephen Oresman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred Owls in Darien
5/31/17 1:51 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield
5/31/17 1:10 pm greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bantam L. lingerers
5/31/17 12:36 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt, Black Skimmers
5/31/17 11:45 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Romford Road bridge over Shepaug River in Washington, CT to be closed June 5
5/31/17 11:40 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 Alder Flycatchers Middletown
5/31/17 11:16 am Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] yellow oriole? New Britain
5/31/17 10:36 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] yellow oriole? New Britain
5/31/17 9:05 am Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White Memorial
5/31/17 4:54 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Big Day Summary
5/30/17 7:48 pm Robert Tougias via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] whip-poor-wills
5/30/17 6:09 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Saugatuck River
5/30/17 5:02 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford bits
5/30/17 4:43 pm SUSANNE Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Several Chimney Swifts in West Hartford
5/30/17 4:16 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 5-30-17; both cuckoos
5/30/17 3:11 pm Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] whip-poor-wills
5/30/17 1:23 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield MISSISSIPPI KITE
5/30/17 9:18 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian Tern noon Old Saybrook
5/30/17 8:09 am Janis LaPointe via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] 5/28: Indian Council Caves section of Tunxis Trail
5/30/17 5:10 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport LBBGull
5/30/17 3:16 am James Dionne via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Meriden Green Chimney Swifts
5/29/17 7:24 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Upper Lake Whitney, Hamden: GBHE nest success! &c.
5/29/17 5:45 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shearwater mid Long Island Sound off Norwalk
5/29/17 2:19 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Interesting audio of a Wood Thrush
5/29/17 2:18 pm Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] World Series of Birding Write-Up
5/29/17 2:02 pm Tom Conroy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Titmouse feeding robins
5/29/17 11:44 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummingbird on Nest
5/29/17 11:36 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lower Housatonic River
5/29/17 11:29 am Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Flocks of spring arrivals, prairie warblers in Pachaug Forest (Griswold/Voluntown)
5/29/17 10:45 am Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island Mourning Warbler
5/29/17 10:00 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point - Skimmers
5/29/17 9:30 am Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis Barn Island (Stonington)
5/29/17 6:43 am Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yesterday computer down
5/29/17 5:10 am pgcianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Penwood State Park, Bloomfield/Simsbury
5/28/17 2:46 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange backyard
5/28/17 1:23 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 5-28-17 FOY Chimney Swift
5/28/17 12:35 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 5/28: Indian Council Caves section of Tunxis Trail
5/28/17 12:09 pm Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quarry Park, Rocky Hill
5/28/17 11:27 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point
5/28/17 8:51 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Durham Least Bittern
5/28/17 8:36 am Ben Silano via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3743, Issue 3
5/27/17 8:48 pm Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whip-Poor-Wills
5/27/17 8:40 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bird songs
5/27/17 7:53 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 5-25-17; 3 FOY, new season high
5/27/17 6:47 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Olive-sided fly, Mourning Warblers
5/27/17 5:40 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weston Trout Brook Orchard: Indigo Bunting and Blue winged warbler
5/27/17 5:12 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Eagle Chick Getting Big
5/27/17 3:57 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A couple of Bird Songs - Any ideas different from mine?
5/27/17 2:47 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford and Madison
5/27/17 1:33 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gallinule
5/27/17 1:29 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Babcock Hill Rd, Chat, etc.
5/27/17 11:44 am Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harkness Memorial State Park 5/27/17
5/27/17 11:29 am Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waterford Powercut: RW Swallows, BB Cuckoos, etc
5/27/17 11:08 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Olive-Sided, Mourning W
5/27/17 10:40 am Peter Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White Memorial Little Pond
5/27/17 9:45 am Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cromwell Meadows
5/27/17 9:02 am Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Sat
5/27/17 7:59 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluff Point Black-Billed Cuckoo
5/27/17 7:48 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 5/27/17 Greenwich Audubon Walk
5/27/17 5:25 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Gallinule continues
5/27/17 5:19 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Babcock Hill Rd Chat
5/27/17 4:55 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windham Airport
5/27/17 4:17 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lake Chamberlain - Mourning Warbler
 
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Date: 6/26/17 8:03 pm
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 6/26 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Black Skimmer
A lovely but relatively quiet evening at Sandy Point with the regular breeding
birds around (no chicks though). A Saltmarsh Sparrow was fairly showy in nice
light. The highlight was an adult Black Skimmer skimming just offshore heading
toward the West Haven Boat Ramp. Ebird list below.

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT

Sandy Point, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Jun 26, 2017 6:50 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: Birding on the lagoon side, tide going out.
22 species

American Black Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Egret 4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Osprey 2
American Oystercatcher 3
Willet 8
Laughing Gull 1
Herring Gull 3
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Black Skimmer 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37823875

Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807
<gina...>
www.sunrisebirding.com
USA 203.453.6724

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Date: 6/26/17 5:24 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird and Data Privacy
There are several options for making your data private on eBird, all of which are under the "My eBird" tab, and then under the "Preferences" link at the top of that page. 
Here you can:
-Make it so your name doesn't show up anywhere, by making your name "Anonymous eBirder"
-Hide your data. Note that your data still does get sent to reviewers this way. Nevertheless you can still exclude your checklists from :        -Recent Visits. This is the spot on the right hand side of location pages (state, county, hotspot pages, etc.). Checking this will exclude your checklists from showing up here

    - eBird Alerts. Basically this makes it so the species in your checklists don't show up on the emails that get sent out to everyone who subscribes to them. This includes rare bird alerts as well as things like "year needs" and "county needs" alerts. Again, your data still gets sent to review this way
    -the "Top 100" competition. If you weren't interested in it, or if the account doesn't belong an actual person (maybe the account is of historical records, or maybe it is for a specific location list, like a nocturnal flight count station or an organization's property list)

-You can also hide your checklist comments from all public viewing if there were sensitive location information noted there for example. But again, the reviewers still see this.

Hope this helps.
Dylan
Waterford

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Date: 6/26/17 9:07 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scalzi River Walk Stamford King Rail
6/26/2017 Stamford, Scalzi River Walk
Cynthia Ehlinger-
At my third try I finally found the King Rail at the Scalzi River Walk on west stream bank between 2nd and 3rd bench north of southern footbridge. It came out about 8 am to preen in the sun about 5 minutes before disappearing back into the vegetation.

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Date: 6/26/17 7:37 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whites Wood Road bridge in Litchfield, CT to be closed June 29 till Nov 15, 2017
Noted in the online newsletter for the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT that the Whites Wood Road bridge over the Bantam River in Litchfield will be closed from Thursday ( June 29. 2017) until November 15, 2017. This bridge is being replaced by the Town of Litchfield. I use this bridge myself to get from Litchfield, CT to Washington. CT some times. Getting to the east side of Bantam Lake from "downtown" Litchfield might take a tad longer.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT


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Date: 6/25/17 3:54 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe
6/25/17. In New Haven. The out-of-season, Red-necked Grebe, in breeding
plumage, continues in New Haven Harbor, observed from Long Wharf/Amistad
pier. Seen in the late afternoon today. A beautiful bird!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey

Woodbridge

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Date: 6/25/17 9:27 am
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] W-e Vireo Southbury
This morning there was a very reluctant singing White-eyed Vireo at Peach Orchard Road and E. Flat Hill Rod in Southbury. I had been standing there for almost 10 minutes when it sang twice and then got quiet again. This follows one I reported last week in Bethlehem.  The whole rural area  just W of Waterbury has produced quite a few of these over the years (many by Russ Naylor while biking), but they move around a lot from year-to-year and can be very unpredictable in their singing at a known location.
Wood Thrushes continue to be quite vocal in this area. Yesterday I did a 5-mile loop centering on L Quassapaug in Middlebury and had 9 singing birds. Had 4 and a couple Hooded Warblers while moving around Southbury this morning.
Greg HanisekWaterbury
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Date: 6/25/17 4:50 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windham Airport, North Windham
Thanks to Dylan's report yesterday of a fledged Meadowlark, I decided to check out Windham Airport early this morning. The following highlights were seen:

A total of 7 Eastern Meadowlarks. 1 family group of 2 adults and 3 recently fledged juveniles. These were most likely the family that nested in the "bowl". There was also a family group consisting of 1 adult and 1 juvenile way out near what I call the "old dump". I expect there will be additional juveniles fledging from this group in the next few days.

Also of interest was a pair of copulating Bobolinks at the "old dump" area. I assume these are displaced individuals from nearby recently mown fields, as these birds were not present prior to yesterday. I also would not call this grassland prime habitat for Bobolinks.

Finally there was at least 1 Grasshopper Sparrow teed up at the edge of the "old dump" area showing off the nice buffy front. There were 2 other sparrows teed up , but only showing their back.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 6/24/17 7:20 pm
From: Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] June 13 Th. Massachuestts
Fished Connecticut River in Massachusetts, near Turners Falls with Harrison Anglers guides. Saw so many Bald Eagles, by 10 AM I had to ignore them to catch and release American Shad.

In Connecticut if I see one Bald Eagle I’m ecstatic. The banks of the river in this area are pristine. Access is extremely difficult. The banks are owned by the power companies.
The fishing guides had to use high powered winches to lower and retrieve the fishing rafts. The geology is fascinating.

The guides are knowledgeable about the birds and animals along the river.

I will ask the Harrison brothers if they can accommodate birders. The guides sit in the middle of the raft with oars. The guests sit fore and aft in comfortable swivel seats. The guides ask you your preferences for lunch. They fish all the rivers and lakes in central and Western Massachusetts.

How is it possible to bored with Eagles? Earth!
Ted
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Date: 6/24/17 6:49 pm
From: Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ebird and sensitive species
For the record, I believe that if you wait 30 days to post on ebird, it won't show up on rare bird alerts but is otherwise public for future citizen science purposes. We did this with the Black Rail in RI a few years back. If you really want to be secret, you can check a box that makes your whole checklist private ("hide from ebird output" or something like that), but I think that may keep even the reviewers from seeing it.


- Aaron Dollar, Killingworth
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Date: 6/24/17 3:21 pm
From: Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stamford King Rail
In this situation not only is playing tape calls immoral but also ILLEGAL since King Rail is listed as Endangered for the state. Because of that status alone this bird should have never been posted to this list in order to ensure its protection. Since the cats out of the bag all I can say is please be vigilant of anyone engaging in any behavior that harasses the bird and report them if necessary.
-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 24, 2017, at 6:09 PM, Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I may add that the finder of this bird had wished for this sighting to be
> kept quiet but it seems these wishes have been disrespected with the first
> adding of this bird to ebird. If you go look for this bird I will ask that
> nobody play calls.. If I find out that anybody plays calls or disrespects
> wishes, I will be sure to contact you personally.
>
> Stefan Marin
>
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 6:04 PM Paul Smith via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> King Rail along Scalzi Riverwalk in Stamford
>>
>> If you go, please STAY ON THE WALKWAY. This is the rare case where
>> consideration coincides with good birdwatching.
>>
>> Volunteers have spent tens of thousands of hours cleaning out trash,
>> removing invasive species, raising plants in their homes, and otherwise
>> doing everything in their power to create the habitat that this bird is
>> utilizing. We need to support their passionate efforts. And they take it
>> personally if someone steps on their plants.
>>
>> On the whole, the birding community has done a good job in respecting
>> these boundaries so far.
>>
>> Luckily, staying on the walk is also the best strategy for getting
>> fabulous views of the rail. Every so often it wanders down to the stream,
>> providing unobstructed views as it goes about its business undisturbed. If
>> someone tried to bushwhack their way to the rail on its side of the river,
>> not only would they scare the rail, but the effort would be futile, as the
>> rail would be completely obstructed by vegetation.
>>
>> Paul Smith
>> New Haven
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 6/24/17 3:10 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stamford King Rail
I may add that the finder of this bird had wished for this sighting to be
kept quiet but it seems these wishes have been disrespected with the first
adding of this bird to ebird. If you go look for this bird I will ask that
nobody play calls.. If I find out that anybody plays calls or disrespects
wishes, I will be sure to contact you personally.

Stefan Marin

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 6:04 PM Paul Smith via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> King Rail along Scalzi Riverwalk in Stamford
>
> If you go, please STAY ON THE WALKWAY. This is the rare case where
> consideration coincides with good birdwatching.
>
> Volunteers have spent tens of thousands of hours cleaning out trash,
> removing invasive species, raising plants in their homes, and otherwise
> doing everything in their power to create the habitat that this bird is
> utilizing. We need to support their passionate efforts. And they take it
> personally if someone steps on their plants.
>
> On the whole, the birding community has done a good job in respecting
> these boundaries so far.
>
> Luckily, staying on the walk is also the best strategy for getting
> fabulous views of the rail. Every so often it wanders down to the stream,
> providing unobstructed views as it goes about its business undisturbed. If
> someone tried to bushwhack their way to the rail on its side of the river,
> not only would they scare the rail, but the effort would be futile, as the
> rail would be completely obstructed by vegetation.
>
> Paul Smith
> New Haven
>
>
>
>
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Date: 6/24/17 3:04 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford King Rail
King Rail along Scalzi Riverwalk in Stamford

If you go, please STAY ON THE WALKWAY.  This is the rare case where consideration coincides with good birdwatching.

Volunteers have spent tens of thousands of hours cleaning out trash, removing invasive species, raising plants in their homes, and otherwise doing everything in their power to create the habitat that this bird is utilizing.  We need to support their passionate efforts.  And they take it personally if someone steps on their plants.

On the whole, the birding community has  done a good job in respecting these boundaries so far.

Luckily, staying on the walk is also the best strategy for getting fabulous views of the rail.  Every so often it wanders down to the stream, providing unobstructed views as it goes about its business undisturbed.  If someone tried to bushwhack their way to the rail on its side of the river, not only would they scare the rail, but the effort would be futile, as the rail would be completely obstructed by vegetation.

Paul Smith
New Haven




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Date: 6/24/17 3:00 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A successful Year for Eastern Meadowlarks at Windham Airport
I was pleased to find a juvenile Meadowlark alongside a singing adult at the Windham Airport this afternoon. See eBird list for photo:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37778533



Good birding,

Dylan Pedro

Waterford

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Date: 6/24/17 11:34 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harkness SP
Waterford, no shearwaters or roseates but a possible Royal Tern. Will analyze poor photos later.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 6/24/17 11:15 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow -breasted Chat


From Robert Dixon6/24/17 - Central Village,  Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -  YELLOW -BREASTED CHAT continues. At the end of the paved access road go right through the red gate and up the hill about 200 yards or so. Bird was calling on the left (east) side. Brief views.


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Date: 6/24/17 10:09 am
From: Jim - via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Rail at Scalzi Riverwalk Stamford
11:45 a.m. King Rail continues at Scalzi Riverwalk in Stamford. Still in river between island and the bridge, across from a large parking garage and bench, on other side of river. Some great views as it meandered along the vegetation at the river's edge. eBird list and pics to follow.

Jim Jacques
Fairfield
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Date: 6/24/17 7:25 am
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, Fri, 6-23; Lots of juvenile birds now
Many fledgling and young juvenile birds of many species around now. Had a
BB Cuckoo fly into a tree right in front of me for a good look. There is a
Broad-winged Hawk being an absolute terror as he defends his territory on
Kinney Hollow Rd in Union. Saw him stoop on a Red-tail and spar with a
Cooper's Hawk. Sent both fleeing.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 23, 2017 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
58 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 Juvies at the nest
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 10
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Flew in to the field on Axe Factory Rd
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1 calling sporadically - on Axe Factory Rd
Least Flycatcher 6
Eastern Phoebe 12
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 10
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 1
Veery 20
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 12
Ovenbird 25
Louisiana Waterthrush 5 Including 2 Juvies
Northern Waterthrush 8 including 2 juvies in the brush with dad
calling in background
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 1
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 8
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 10 Including 4 juvies just out of the nest being herded
around by dad
Chipping Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 7
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/24/17 7:20 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] drake Goldeneye, Wilcox Park, Milford
From Steve Spector, Milford CT, Wilcox Park (Milford Harbor), drake Common Goldeneye, with Canada geese and Mallards, 9:45 AM <charsjs...>
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Date: 6/23/17 5:55 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport & Norwalk islands highlights
Westport- Cockenoe Island- Pair of Piping Plovers, 2 Roseate Terns, 14 Least Terns.
Yesterday we had 2 pair of Piping Plovers.

Norwalk- sand bar at mouth of Norwalk Harbor- pair of Gadwall and three 1st cycle Laughing Gulls

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/22/17 7:29 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-22-17; 3 Cuckoos
I have had at least one Cuckoo almost every day, and 3 today, 2
Yellow-billed, 1 Black-billed. (From my Ebird report):
These birds of both species have been around long enough now that I have
hopes they will stay and nest. I am more often hearing their clicking calls
than cuckoo calls. A larger number than normal came in this year, but they
are undoubtedly staying because of the tent caterpillars (heavier than
normal infestation) and now the gypsy moth caterpillars. This is the first time
in 10 yrs I've seen a significant infestation and it is very heavy; some
trees eaten bare. But it's a bonanza for the cuckoos!

The other species are still around, some finished nesting, some still on
eggs or with young in the nest, and only a few that have not begun nesting
yet. Goldfinches won't start till July. Some species are quiet now and hard
to find, some have begun to sing again and others about as they have been.
The 3 Red-shouldered Hawk nestlings are fledging. 1 left the nest yesterday
and the other two seem nearly ready. 1 has been flying to a branch and
back to the nest again.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 22, 2017 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
62 species

Wild Turkey 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 These birds of both species have been around
long enough now that I have hopes they will stay and nest. I am more often
hearing their clicking calls than cuckoo calls. A larger number than normal
came in this year, but they are undoubtedly staying because of the tent
caterpillars (heavier than normal infestation) and now the gypsy moth
caterpillars. This is the first time in 10 yrs I've seen a significant infestation
and it is very heavy; some trees eaten bare. But it's a bonanza for the
cuckoos!
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Least Flycatcher 7
Eastern Phoebe 15
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Blue-headed Vireo 7
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 8
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Northern Waterthrush 5
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 6
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 9
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 8
American Goldfinch 10

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Date: 6/22/17 6:26 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe pics/ long tailed duck
Today at Long Wharf NH. Across from food trucks. Ed Haesche Guilford







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Date: 6/22/17 5:51 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] bird egg shapes and flight from NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/science/bird-eggs-shapes-flight.html
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Date: 6/22/17 2:07 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harkness, no roseates
Trekked on over to Harkness State Park today. Found a fair amount of least tern, a smattering of common, but no roseate.

M Komara
Westbrook

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Date: 6/22/17 12:24 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds inhabiting Fragmented Habitat
This afternoon while driving on route 140 in East Windsor right near I91 there is a small patch of white pine trees and singing in the pines was a Pine Warbler. Considering the spot is surrounded by development it was interesting to note that the warbler was never the less engaged in maintaining a territory!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/22/17 11:30 am
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobwhite
So that makes at least 2 Bobwhite that have eluded the hunters this year; there has been one calling regularly for the last month on Davidson Rd. in Moodus.

Rob Mirer
Moodus

From: Pamela Holden via CTBirds
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To: CT Bird List
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobwhite Quail, Colchester Yard

I've been hearing the call of a bobwhite for two days now, mostly in the
morning. Haven't heard or seen one in years, so it's been nice to at least
hear one again.

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Colchester, CT




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Date: 6/22/17 9:36 am
From: Pamela Holden via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobwhite Quail, Colchester Yard
I've been hearing the call of a bobwhite for two days now, mostly in the
morning. Haven't heard or seen one in years, so it's been nice to at least
hear one again.

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Date: 6/22/17 8:15 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red necked Grebe
Long Wharf New Haven across food trucks.Also Long tailed duck still around.Ed Haesche Guilford

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Date: 6/22/17 7:08 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Roseate Terns
Westport- Cockenoe Island- 8 Roseate and one Forster's Tern now. WOW!!!

Tina Green
with AJ & Sue Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/21/17 5:59 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sikorsky Airport Ospreys
Hi Tony,
I have been keeping an eye on this new Osprey nest (atop the concrete support for the old Corsair plane). This pair started nesting a bit later than other area pairs, so it seemed she was still incubating eggs...as of yesterday.
This afternoon I was shocked when I drove in the airport entrance road. There was no adult on the nest, and then I noticed some of the nest sticks on the ground. It certainly seems as though someone or something disturbed the nest, and the pair abandoned the nest. There was one adult perched on a distant light pole.
More monitoring is needed to try to determine what happened, and to see if they will attempt re-nesting.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> Apologies if this has been reported prior. Osprey nest in remnant of sign? in middle of circle of the entrance from Lordship BLVD. It makes for a very easily observed nest. Didn't stick around to see status of chicks?
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Date: 6/21/17 1:39 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sikorsky Airport Ospreys
Apologies if this has been reported prior.  Osprey nest in remnant of sign? in middle of circle of the entrance from Lordship BLVD.  It makes for a very easily observed nest.  Didn't stick around to see status of chicks?
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Date: 6/21/17 1:26 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
6/21 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, high tide
receding,80F, overcast / partly sunny
At 10am the female osprey was on the nest and male on edge of nest. A
third osprey was in the area again but chased off. No fish was brought in,
but the female continues to care for the 2 chicks. The third egg hatched
on June 14, but chick did not survive.
On the marsh: 3 Great Egrets, 2 Snowy Egrets, 4 Yellow crowned night
herons flew in, 33 Mute swans, .
On grounds: 2 Mourning doves, cardinal, 1 Mockingbird, 3 Robins, Purple
martins in the gourd condos (counted by Mike Aurelia & Melena there were
125 eggs), 2 house finches (m&F), 2 Red winged blackbirds, starlings,
Common grackles, House sparrows, 5 Tree swallows collecting bugs on the
marsh edge, 2 Song sparrows.
A heft sized woodchuck was mozing around.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 6/21/17 12:28 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport & Norwalk islands highlights
Westport- Cockenoe Island- pair of nesting Piping Plovers, 2 Roseate Terns, 14+ Least Terns, probable 7 nests. Lots of newly hatched Common Terns and the juvenile American Oystercatchers are flying.


Norwalk- sand bar at mouth of Norwalk Harbor- pair of Gadwall, 3 first year Laughing Gulls

Tina Green
with AJ Hand by boat
Westport
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Date: 6/21/17 10:01 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] extralimital Dickcissel invasion
Of note to CT Birders, perhaps especially to those in the southwestern
quadrant of the state, there has been an influx of singing Dickcissels
into PA and NJ, as nearby as northern NJ. Something to keep an eye/ear
out for, or even actively seek out, in appropriate habitat.

Whether or not any Dickcissels attempt to breed in CT, it will be
interesting to see if this leads to a particularly good autumn
migration in the state.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 6/21/17 5:46 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
6/21/2017- Colchester Deck-Summer ,and a gloriously birdy morning: 4:15AM- Boisterous dawn chorus!; 5:45-6:45AM- 34 species including: vireos( YT&RE), Ruby-throated Hummingbird(m&f), Flycatchers( phoebe,pewee, great-crested), Scarlet Tanager, Chimney Swift, Cooper’s Hawk ( w. bird-prey), Louisiana Water Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Am. Redstart ( m feeding fledgling). Delightful! Ernie
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Date: 6/21/17 4:35 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tropical Storm Cindy -Frigatebirds
Some CT birders may be aware of one (or two) MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS that appeared in recent weeks off Cape Cod, MA, then along the southern coast of Maine (Prout's Neck).
Well yesterday in LA, there was an eBird report of an accurate count (photos & video) of 800 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS along the Mississippi River near New Orleans. It would seem logical that this unusual concentration is a result of Tropical Storm Cindy, currently in the Gulf of Mexico.
Check it out:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S37714358

Something for CT birders to keep in mind as the storm eventually heads east and north.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 6/20/17 2:27 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
As most people on ctbirds probably know, wood thrushes have been undergoing a long-term population decline in the state. That said, I would caution anyone from reading too much into the apparent changes at any given location, or even in any one year. 

This link goes to an animated graphic that Chris Field (postdoc in my lab) made a few years ago using the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data for the state:http://www.ctbirdtrends.org/woodthrush.html
The graph on the right shows how the average wood thrush population has declined over the past 40 years.  (Note, if your internet is as slow as mine, you might need to wait a minute or two for the animation to load and for the graphs to show all the information they contain.) The graph on the left shows the actual data, with each bar representing the total count for a given BBS route.  The grey horizontal line shows the average population size in 1966 when the survey began, and the shifting blue line shows how that average changes from year to year (corresponding with the points in the graph on the right).

If you look at how the bars for individual BBS routes bounce around in the left-hand graph you'll see dramatic shifts from year to year.  Averaged over all sites, however, the overall trend does go up and down some, but it follows a fairly steady (and far less dramatic) decline that at any individual site.  None of that up and down at individual sites is especially unusual for a songbird population, yet it is often what is most apparent to us during day-to-day birding, frequently exaggerating our impressions of how things are changing overall. 

It is also my impression that we generally take more note of local absences of expected species than their reappearance .. this is certainly true for me ... I'll notice if my local Carolina wren or mockingbird disappears for a year, but I often don't pay nearly as much attention to their return a couple of years later.  Also, I think people are far more likely to post a message about an absence of local birds, than about their continued persistence (or return) - again possibly creating a misleading impression of how bad things are overall.
Having said all that, I should emphasize that I do not mean to minimize the loss of species, even locally.  Serious regional/long-term declines always start with a series of local/short-term declines.  I just wanted to point out that fluctuating populations are normal, especially at a local scale, and that we really need to look through all that noise and find out what the bigger/broader signals are, so that we can focus our attention on those.

Chris

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Date: 6/20/17 12:44 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bethlehem W-e Vireo, Wood Thrushes
This morning on Magnolia Hill Road, east of Hard Hill Road, a White-eyed Vireo was singing in typical scrubby habitat.  Also along this c 0.8-mile stretch to the end of Magnolia were 3 Wood Thrushes and 3 Field Sparrows. Nice mix of habitats. Apropos recent posts about Wood Thrush, I drove home (slowly) threw good thrush areas in Bethlehem, Watertown and Middlebury, hearing 5 more Wood Thrushes from the car. 
I've noticed in my regular haunts, especially with Wood Thrushes and Veerys, that either one can have a very good singing day while the other doesn't, and vice versa. I only had 2 Veerys today, and I know they're well-represented in the areas I covered. Consequently it's very hard to get a handle on their presence with one day's pass through an area. Of course anyone getting an impression from their neighborhood or on a frequently visited patch will have a better feel. Still, these populations have their yearly ups and downs. That why efforts like the SBCs (and diligent eBird entries over time) offer valuable information. 
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Date: 6/20/17 9:56 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital rarities
Regional rare birds of note recently:
-YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS, photographed 6/18 on rock of Pond Island, (off Popham Beach), Maine.   http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S37695893

-BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS (10) - 6/19. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S37696876

-BROWN PELICAN - 6/20. Salisbury, Newburyport, MA.
-FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER - 6/18 &19. Cape May, NJ.
NY, Long Island:  ARCTIC TERN, Nickerson Beach 6/19.                            FRANKLIN'S GULL, Northport 6/18.
                            BROWN BOOBY, Nickerson Beach a few days ago; now deceased.
                            Many GREAT SHEARWATERS & other seabirds a few days ago.

BROWN BOOBY: Corbett's Pond, Windham, NH, for 1-2 weeks.
HENSLOW'S SPARROW, Wallkill, NY for about 2 weeks.Photos I took on June 14 are here:    http://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/



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Date: 6/20/17 8:59 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long-tailed Duck, New Haven Harbor
From Steve Spector, 6/20/17, drake Long-tailed Duck, Long Wharf pier, heavy molt; with American Oystercatcher and Black-crowned  <Night-Heroncharsjs...>
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Date: 6/19/17 6:16 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Crested Flycatcher
On the New Haven Summer Bird Count, the most productive area for Great Crested Flycatcher is Area C West Rock & East. West Rock is in the towns of New Haven, Hamden, Woodbridge, and Bethany. In Area C, we typically record 30-40% of all Great Crested Flycatchers counted in the entire NH SBC count circle. This year, we recorded 30 individuals, our second highest total since New Haven’s first SBC in 1991. Our highest count was 31 Great Crested Flycatchers in 2005. The species was in good evidence this year.

On the other hand, Wood Thrushes were in somewhat reduced numbers on the West Rock ridge top.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 6/19/17 4:11 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
I have also noticed an absence of great crested flycatchers this year. Places that normally have them have been silent. Does this show in the summer bird count data?
Paul

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Date: 6/19/17 3:13 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
Regarding the scarcity of Wood Thrushes, when we conducted the summer bird count June 10 in the West Hartford Reservoir we only came up with 3! And this is an immense area!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/19/17 1:58 pm
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Brown Booby


From Robert Dixon6/19/17 - The extralimital BROWN BOOBY at Cobbett's Pond in Windham, N.H. is doing well. Linda and I made the trip up to see it this morning. 


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Date: 6/19/17 1:44 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
We were just thinking the opposite: Here around North Lake Dr., Whitneyville, Hamden, we have not had any singing in several regular areas. I just checked the eBird maps, and we do seem to have missing Wood Thrush here this year, and the state map seems -- if I'm reading it right -- a bit thin this year.

Have people been missing Wood Thrush this season?

> On Jun 19, 2017, at 4:22 PM, Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I must say that I am so grateful for the Wood Thrushes that have seemed to
> stay this year in the woods/wetlands behind my house in East Hartford.
> Some years they just pass through. They sing at all times of day and
> really know how to work the woodland acoustics. I thought they were a
> species of special concern in CT, but do not find them listed. Love to
> listen and glad to know.
>
> --
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Date: 6/19/17 1:23 pm
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood Thrushes
I must say that I am so grateful for the Wood Thrushes that have seemed to
stay this year in the woods/wetlands behind my house in East Hartford.
Some years they just pass through. They sing at all times of day and
really know how to work the woodland acoustics. I thought they were a
species of special concern in CT, but do not find them listed. Love to
listen and glad to know.

--
The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
<dana.l.campbell...>

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Date: 6/19/17 10:02 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shearwater
Frank,
Patrick Comins stated that the specimen will be delivered to Yale Peabody. And a request has been made to ask the finder to submit a written report (with photo) to the Avian Records Committee of CT (ARCC).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jun 19, 2017, at 12:39 PM, Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm sad to hear of the shearwater's demise. It is a valuable specimen for the Yale or Uconn collections. Does anyone know if arrangements have been made to get it to either of them?
>
>
> Frank Gallo
> Milford
>
> Life is short. Bird often.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 11:34 AM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwater
>
>
> I contacted a rehabilitator in the area to seek help, but she has informed me that the bird has unfortunately passed at the scene.
>
> M Komara
> Westbrook
>
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Date: 6/19/17 9:40 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shearwater
Hi all,

I'm sad to hear of the shearwater's demise. It is a valuable specimen for the Yale or Uconn collections. Does anyone know if arrangements have been made to get it to either of them?


Frank Gallo
Milford

Life is short. Bird often.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
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Sent: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 11:34 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwater


I contacted a rehabilitator in the area to seek help, but she has informed me that the bird has unfortunately passed at the scene.

M Komara
Westbrook

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Date: 6/19/17 8:34 am
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwater
I contacted a rehabilitator in the area to seek help, but she has informed me that the bird has unfortunately passed at the scene.

M Komara
Westbrook

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Date: 6/19/17 8:22 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Correction. Re: Hammo Black-capped Petrel
Patrick Comins just reported that the GREAT SHEARWATER at Hammo has expired. Hopefully it can be collected as a specimen (and cause of death determined) by Yale Peabody or by UConn.

Similarly, a Brown Booby hanging out at a Long Is., NY, tern colony the past couple days also died yesterday.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jun 19, 2017, at 11:01 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Speaking of shearwaters, there has all of a sudden been a very good
> inshore (i.e. visible from land) showing of shearwaters along the
> south shore of Long Island and off Cape May, NJ in recent days. That
> could only increase the chances of a bird wandering into Long Island
> Sound (hopefully healthy ones...).
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> www.shorebirder.com
>
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Comins, Patrick via CTBirds
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>> Sorry, ID egg on face. It is a Great Shearwater!
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jun 19, 2017, at 10:49 AM, Comins, Patrick <PCOMINS...> wrote:
>>>
>>> There is a Black-capped Petrel at Hammonasset. Perhaps on West Beach. It is in need of transport to a rehab facility. I'm up in the north today.
>>>
>>> Patrick Comins
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/19/17 8:02 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Correction. Re: Hammo Black-capped Petrel
Speaking of shearwaters, there has all of a sudden been a very good
inshore (i.e. visible from land) showing of shearwaters along the
south shore of Long Island and off Cape May, NJ in recent days. That
could only increase the chances of a bird wandering into Long Island
Sound (hopefully healthy ones...).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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<ctbirds...> wrote:
> Sorry, ID egg on face. It is a Great Shearwater!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 19, 2017, at 10:49 AM, Comins, Patrick <PCOMINS...> wrote:
>>
>> There is a Black-capped Petrel at Hammonasset. Perhaps on West Beach. It is in need of transport to a rehab facility. I'm up in the north today.
>>
>> Patrick Comins
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/19/17 7:54 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Correction. Re: Hammo Black-capped Petrel
Sorry, ID egg on face. It is a Great Shearwater!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 19, 2017, at 10:49 AM, Comins, Patrick <PCOMINS...> wrote:
>
> There is a Black-capped Petrel at Hammonasset. Perhaps on West Beach. It is in need of transport to a rehab facility. I'm up in the north today.
>
> Patrick Comins
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 6/19/17 7:50 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Black-capped Petrel
There is a Black-capped Petrel at Hammonasset. Perhaps on West Beach. It is in need of transport to a rehab facility. I'm up in the north today.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 6/18/17 10:08 pm
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Menunketesuck least terns
I also see people often walking on the island at low tide, at times with dogs, even though it's posted. I chide them and call DEEP whenever I spot them, but I'm not there on a regular basis. I haven't seen many common terns there either. Other years I could tally 20-50 of each tern easily. The folks directly living across from the island in Pilots Point might have some everyday awareness of something going on. The terns, I miss them. :(

M Komara
Westbrook

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Date: 6/18/17 7:37 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BBC News: How does a duck change its sex?
Unusual intersex & other gender situations in birds.

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

How does a duck change its sex?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40016817


The biological trick that allows a female mandarin duck to become a male.
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Date: 6/18/17 6:30 pm
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch continues in Hamden
6/18 Hamden, Spring Glen - We keep getting Red-breasted Nuthatch female(s?) at the hulled sunflower feeder (several visits today, reported to ctbirds on 6/16 and 6/7, and seen on at least one other day when we weren’t out of town), not a common occurrence in the past at this time of year here. Too bad the feeding will have to stop in a few days when we leave for some family visiting.
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Date: 6/18/17 6:28 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-18-17 Another BB Cuckoo
Quiet day with the lousy weather, but another Black-Billed Cuckoo. No
secret what's keeping both species of Cuckoo here I guess. First tent
caterpillars and now Gypsy Moth caterpillars. First time I've seen Gypsy moths in
any numbers here in 10 years. Everywhere in eastern Ct. its the same though,
right now. Even my own yard.
Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 18, 2017 7:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
55 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Mourning Dove 12
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 5
Winter Wren 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 4
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 6
Ovenbird 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 9
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 1
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 15
Canada Warbler 6
Chipping Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 10
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Baltimore Oriole 8
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at
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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/18/17 6:23 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Menunketesuck Island observations
We made our first kayaking excursion of the season to Menunketesuck Island
(off the Westbrook shore, near the mouth of the river) today and made some
interesting observations. First the bad news: we saw no Least Terns. They
have nested on the north end of the island for a number of years. The colony
appears to have been abandoned. Two possible reasons: the sand bar where
they have nested appears to be smaller than in previous years and a dead,
rotting seal is washed up on the sand bar. It is reassuring to know that
they are breeding elsewhere in the state, including Griswold Point, Sandy
Point, and Milford Point. Perhaps our friends at Audubon can weigh in with
what they know about the situation.



Now the good news: Glossy Ibis are nesting in the trees on Menunketesuck
Island. We didn't have time today to go to nearby Duck Island to see if they
are nesting there, too. They have nested on Duck Island (along with dozens
of egrets and herons) for a number of years, but they have not been observed
on Menunketesuck Island before, to our knowledge. We didn't have time to
look at the Ibis carefully, but there is the possibility that a White-faced
Ibis (or two) could be breeding on the island with the Glossy Ibis. That
would be a new state record for this species as a breeder, as far as I know.
If anyone with a boat chooses to go to observe the ibis, be aware that the
island is off limits to landing during the breeding season. Observations
should be made from the water only. Other observations of interest during
our kayaking trip included: recently fledged American Oystercatchers and
Willet, adult Little Blue Heron, one Laughing Gull, and a lone Brant on the
island.



Seeing the out-of-season Brant leads to another interesting topic of
conversation: what causes these out-of-season waterfowl to stay in our
waters (either on the shore or in our rivers) rather than go north to breed.
Some possible explanations include that they are immature, old and past
breeding age, injured, or ill. I suspect any of these are possible in any
given case. Having kayaked regularly on our waters in the summer in the past
10+ years, I have seen many examples of these out-of-season birds, including
a drake Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Greater Scaup, several scoters, and
Long-tailed Duck. And, I am sure that many of us remember the immature King
Eider that spent much of the summer off the end of the Moraine Trail at
Hammonasset several years ago. It is always worth being on the lookout for
unusual and out-of-season birds!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 6/18/17 12:40 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Roseate Terns Little Blue Heron Old Lyme
Kayaking the Great Island area of Old Lyme today with Mary and friends
produced the usual coastal birds plus an adult Little Blue Heron working the
edges of the marsh near the mouth of the Black Hall River, and 2 Roseate
Terns that flew in from LIS to Griswold Point near the Least Tern Colony. I
wrapped up the trip by playing around and ramming Mary's kayak and causing
her to capsize. Good thing she had dry clothes in the truck and she's a good
sport, I don't like sleeping on the couch.



Dave Provencher

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Date: 6/18/17 9:53 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat Pics, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery
No playback should be used on a rare and endangered state nester.
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Date: 6/18/17 9:49 am
From: Aaron Bourque via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat Pics, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery
Detailed info on where bird was seen as well as pictures in my ebird list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37661090
If you are planning to see the bird, please try not to use excessive
playback, I could easily hear the Chat and I only used one call note which
brought the bird into view.
Thank you and happy birding! -Aaron Bourque, Central Village
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Date: 6/18/17 7:43 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow -breasted Chat


From Robert Dixon6/18/17 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - YELLOW -BREASTED CHAT.At the end of the paved road go through the red gate on the right and walk up the hill on the grassy road. Bird was heard and seen in several locations on the left side between the powerline and the dead stick in the middle of the trail. No photos.


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Date: 6/18/17 6:55 am
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owl chick pics
Taken last month all 4 fledged and were in good health .I missed the group
shot of them all together but still wanted to share .Ed Haesche Guilford.








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Date: 6/18/17 4:23 am
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canton Birds
6/17 North Canton - After losing all their nests at the Kohl's Shopping
Center, some of the CLIFF SWALLOWS have re-nested on local elementary
school, and at the moment are doing fine. Also spotted across the street
from the school, singing PURPLE FINCH and a BROAD-WINGED HAWK being
harassed by American Crows.
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Date: 6/17/17 10:04 am
From: David Barans via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Auerfarm, Bloomfield
Is the peaked crown diagnostic for the Lincoln's sparrow? Also saw
several immature male orchard oriole on a brief visit around noon.


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Date: 6/17/17 10:03 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford SKIMMERS, etc.
6/17. Stratford, Short Beach Park (non-resident entrance fee required) - 8 BLACK SKIMMERS feeding in river mouth & resting on tidal flats; 2 BRANT (on flats); 1 GADWALL ( male in lagoon). Sadly only 1 Common Tern seen. Yesterday there were also 2 immature LAUGHING GULLS.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 6/17/17 9:10 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eagle fostering hawk in Canada
We're seeing the darker side of the Bald Eagle here at our place in
Boothbay. Yesterday we watched in horror as an eagle repeatedly dove at
our new little Eider Duck flock (mom, aunties and 8 ducklings) until it
finally caught one and flew away with it. We also saw a Great Black-backed
Gull take one a few minutes later. Sigh.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 6/17/17 9:08 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at Chatfield Hollow
I think this species was reported here this week? Dog walking in on the road. Just south of swimming pond is a fork in the road. Bird was high above calling at high noon. Seen flying east.
Lifer!!

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Date: 6/17/17 8:45 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island highlights
Westport- Cockenoe Island by boat- Piping Plover, Black Skimmer, 12 Least Terns, 20 American Oystercatchers including 6 juvenile birds

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/17/17 5:30 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] opossums and ticks
http://blog.nwf.org/2017/06/opossums-unsung-heroes-in-the-fight-against-ticks-and-lyme-disease/?s_email_id=20170617_MEM_ENG_WLO_June_Edition|MTMemAct
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Date: 6/17/17 5:27 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eagle fostering hawk in Canada
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/16/Eagles-spotted-
raising-baby-hawk-with-their-eaglets/3331497636534/?utm_
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Date: 6/17/17 5:02 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NH Brown Booby continues.
Cobbetts Pond, Windham NH.
For those interested.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 6/16/17 7:06 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw,/yale Forest, Ashford/Union
Kinney Hollow Rd is open again after a week closed for replacement of a
brook culvert. Had to detour around quite a bit but found some interesting
new areas. Recorded some sounds that I have no idea what made them. Have to
listen to them carefully for clues.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 16, 2017 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
Comments: long detour due to closed rd (Kinney Hollow) Some birds
outside YF boundaries
60 species

Wild Turkey 11
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Least Flycatcher 12
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 8
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 12
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 8
Winter Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 20
Hermit Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 25
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 8
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Pine Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 15
Canada Warbler 8
Chipping Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 10
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Baltimore Oriole 12
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 7

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/16/17 3:19 pm
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Opportunity to comment on possible closing of gates in Rocky Hill Meadows
My apologies, the opportunity to comment is actually during the Town Council meeting which takes place at 7 PM following the public safety meeting.

Corrie
Audubon CT
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Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 4:49:15 PM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Opportunity to comment on possible closing of gates in Rocky Hill Meadows

Dear CT birding community,

There is a meeting of the Rocky Hill Public Safety Committee on Monday June 19th to discuss the closing of the gates to Rocky Hill Meadows. There will be opportunity for public comment. See below for the meeting time and location. Also, if you would like to submit comments but are unable to make the meeting, your comments can be emailed to Town Manager Mehr (<jmehr...>).

Public Safety Committee Meeting
Monday June 19th, 2017, 5:30pm
Town Hall Council Chamber
761 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Cheers,
Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

IBA Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut
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Date: 6/16/17 1:50 pm
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Opportunity to comment on possible closing of gates in Rocky Hill Meadows
Dear CT birding community,

There is a meeting of the Rocky Hill Public Safety Committee on Monday June 19th to discuss the closing of the gates to Rocky Hill Meadows. There will be opportunity for public comment. See below for the meeting time and location. Also, if you would like to submit comments but are unable to make the meeting, your comments can be emailed to Town Manager Mehr (<jmehr...>).

Public Safety Committee Meeting
Monday June 19th, 2017, 5:30pm
Town Hall Council Chamber
761 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Cheers,
Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

IBA Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut
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203-405-9116

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Date: 6/16/17 1:04 pm
From: Kat Hast via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue Heron - Westport
Little Blue Heron seen at Saugatuck River in Westport fishing in shallow
waters. Exact location,
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.1494144,-73.3660431,124m/data=!3m1!1e3.
Seen in front of the dam. Picture attached although you can't see the
gorgeous colors as well as I could! Beautiful plumage with a bright blue
beak.

Kat Hastings
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Date: 6/16/17 10:25 am
From: marymushinsky--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Q River - Least Bittern
Good work, Nick! Those species were recorded in the late 1990' s and in mid-2000's during marsh paddles, but not recently. Good to know they are still present. Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford
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------ Original message------From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirdsDate: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 10:53 AMTo: CTBirds;Cc: Subject:[CT Birds] Q River - Least Bittern
Hi all,On the evening of June 12 I kayaked a portion of the Quinnipiac Riverfrom Sackett Point Rd in North Haven. I covered approximately 2.5miles, mostly upriver. The most interesting sighting came a bitdownriver near sunset, where a Least Bittern was hunting the edge ofthe main channel. Unfortunately there is no land access close to thispart of the marsh, so access is via boat only. If anyone is out thereon the river and would like the location of the bird, email meoff-list and I will give directions.Otherwise, one Virginia Rail was heard, several Bank Swallows wereforaging along the river, a half-dozen Spotted Sandpipers were seenthus must breed here, and an Orchard Oriole was heard singing upriverfrom the road launch site.Nick BonomoWallingford, CTwww.shorebirder.com_______________________________________________This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org
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Date: 6/15/17 7:22 pm
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
Oops! I forgot to include the website for donations! Cornell Lab of Ornithology Amazon Binocular Project:

http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville, CT



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Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:30:33 PM
Subject: Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon

Hi Fellow Birders,

I am the very lucky recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant that will take me on a birding/teacher development trip this summer to the Amazon in Peru with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Cornell is sponsoring a program called "The Amazon Binocular Project" which donates gently used binoculars to natives in the Amazon as part of an international support for conservation. I'm sure you all know how critical the Amazon rainforest habitat is. This is one way to work to protect it and its coplex ecosystem, including the birds. By providing native residents with binoculars we extend the knowledge and appreciation of this amazing natural resource.

If you have an old but "good" pair of binoculars that you can donate -- tax-deductible -- please go this site, print out the donation form, and follow the directions. If this is too much bother for you, just email me and I'll come get them and do it for you. And many thanks!

I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning when I get back.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville

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Date: 6/15/17 2:56 pm
From: David Holmes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] BT Spraying a Quandary and Perhaps Cautionary Tale

does anyone know what the inert ingredients are? I'm a chemist.

>
> On June 12, 2017 at 10:32 AM "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I got a call from someone who wanted me to pass this along to the birding community. They had their trees sprayed with BT recently, a bacterial treatment for gypsy moths and other insect pests. They returned to find their House Wren dead and their local Gray Catbird missing. The hypothesis put forward was that perhaps some of the inert ingredients may have been toxic, or perhaps the pressure of the spray may have caused traumatic injury to the birds. The active ingredients of the spay should not have been harmful to birds.
>
> I'm not sure we could ever know, but I promised I would pass this cautionary tale along.
>
> Patrick
>
> Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
> Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
> Stratford Point is on Facebook:
> https://www.facebook.com/StratfordPoint/
> The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook.
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Date: 6/15/17 9:25 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary, Hooded Warblers
From Fran and Tom Holloway (Thanks to Carolyn Cimino for the info!)
6/15/17 - Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary, 8:00 - 9:30, starting from the Turner Road entrance, 1 Worm Eating Warbler seen (numbers heard), and then just ahead of the trail intersection (where a right turn leads to the cleared area) a pair of singing Hooded Warblers. Also saw 2 Northern Ravens (harassed by jays), a Red-Eyed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, and, almost certainly, two Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. Heard only: Blue Wings, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, Eastern Wood Pewee, Yellow and Black and White Warblers.
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Date: 6/15/17 7:56 am
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Brewster's warbler @ Bent
It is looking like the Brewster's is not an F1 generation, but more likely an F2 or F3. More blue-wing than golden-wing. I'll get some pictures on ebird in the next day or so.

Cheers,
Corrie

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-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Benjamin Sonnenberg via CTBirds
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:52 AM
To: Connecticut Bird Listserv <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brewster's warbler @ Bent

Banding this morning yielded a Brewster's warbler at Bent of the River in Southbury.

Photo attached.

Ben Sonnenberg
Litchfield, CT
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Date: 6/15/17 7:53 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Q River - Least Bittern
Hi all,

On the evening of June 12 I kayaked a portion of the Quinnipiac River
from Sackett Point Rd in North Haven. I covered approximately 2.5
miles, mostly upriver. The most interesting sighting came a bit
downriver near sunset, where a Least Bittern was hunting the edge of
the main channel. Unfortunately there is no land access close to this
part of the marsh, so access is via boat only. If anyone is out there
on the river and would like the location of the bird, email me
off-list and I will give directions.

Otherwise, one Virginia Rail was heard, several Bank Swallows were
foraging along the river, a half-dozen Spotted Sandpipers were seen
thus must breed here, and an Orchard Oriole was heard singing upriver
from the road launch site.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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Date: 6/15/17 7:45 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary Hooded Warblers

From: ftholloway <ftholloway...>
To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 10:42 am
Subject: Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary Hooded Warblers



From Fran and Tom Holloway (Thanks to Carolyn Cimino for the info!)
6/15/17 - Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary, 8:00 - 9:30, starting from the Turner Road entrance, 1 Worm Eating Warbler seen (numbers heard), and then just ahead of the trail intersection (where a right turn leads to the cleared area) a pair of singing Hooded Warblers. Also saw 2 Northern Ravens (harassed by jays), a Red-Eyed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, and, almost certainly, two Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. Heard only: Blue Wings, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, Eastern Wood Pewee, Yellow and Black and White Warblers.




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Date: 6/15/17 7:12 am
From: Benjamin Sonnenberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brewster's warbler @ Bent
Banding this morning yielded a Brewster's warbler at Bent of the River in
Southbury.

Photo attached.

Ben Sonnenberg
Litchfield, CT
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Date: 6/15/17 5:21 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- from 911 Memorial- 2 Laughing Gulls sitting in the water

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 6/15/17 4:52 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American bitterns, Coventry
Strange though it may seem I just had two bitterns fly over the powercut on Flanders River Road in Coventry. This is the same powercut that crosses Babcock Hill Rd. I got brief but good looks as they circled and did a second pass (or there were 4 birds!!). Details in ebird.

Chris

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 6/15/17 1:23 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] painted bunting
Went to Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina with the specific hope of seeing a painted bunting and I actually achieved my goal.

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Date: 6/14/17 6:59 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-14-17; BB Cuckoo
After a couple of weeks absence Yellow-rumps are singing again.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 14, 2017 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
57 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 15
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 9
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Blue-headed Vireo 7
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 5
Ovenbird 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 5
Northern Waterthrush 5
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 10
American Redstart 4
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 10
Pine Warbler 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 11
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 12
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/14/17 6:29 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
6/14 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10 am-1PM, low tide
rising. sunny, 80F. At 10 am, female osprey was on nest with 2 chicks
(hatched June 11 and June 12). At 11:05 the male brought a whole fish to
the female and she proceeded to feed both chicks. At 11:15, an intruder
osprey was diving at the nest while the female was feeding the chicks.
Male stayed on the nest with the female and chicks, both calling until the
intruder left.
At 11:30, male was on the nest eating the fish and female sitting on the
chicks. 12:25- female on nest, male on perch and intruder comes by again.
Lots of calling and intruder left after it circled a few times. (Perhaps
a chick from past nesting).
On the marsh: 1 Black skimmer- skimming low over the marsh , 1 Great blue
heron-whacking and consuming several crabs, 32 Mute swans, 4 Great Egrets,
2 Snowy egrets, 3 Ring billed gulls, and 10 "peeps" flew by.
On grounds: 1, Tree swallow, 1 Warbling vireo, 4 mourning doves, a
mockingbird, 2 Cardinals, robins, Common grackles, starlings and House
sparrows.
Purple martins in the gourds and flying around marsh.
Lots of human visitors.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 6/14/17 5:07 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Behavior
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher behavior but with a different twist. On May 2, 1993 in Suffield I witnessed a pair of gnatcatchers attacking a female Brown Headed Cowbird indicating they recognized that the cowbird was a threat to them. Interesting!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/14/17 10:35 am
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Behaviour
Yes, I've seen BG gnats and several warbler species gathering silk from tent caterpillar nests. Recycling.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

Flickr: C.S.Wood-Photos
Blog: WoodWarbling

> On Jun 14, 2017, at 12:54 PM, Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Further to Margaret Rubega's comments on hummingbird behavior and nutritioal needs, I saw a blue-gray gnatcatcher attacking a tent caterpillars' web - for the silk to line its nest or food? While I suspect the caterpillars are too large for such a tiny bird, maybe when they first hatch they are perfect?
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Date: 6/14/17 9:55 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Behaviour
Further to Margaret Rubega's comments on hummingbird behavior and nutritioal needs, I saw a blue-gray gnatcatcher attacking a tent caterpillars' web - for the silk to line its nest or food? While I suspect the caterpillars are too large for such a tiny bird, maybe when they first hatch they are perfect?
Angela Dimmitt
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Date: 6/14/17 9:00 am
From: Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] RT hummingbird behavior
Hi Scott, the behavior you saw IS normal for hummingbirds, though not often observed directly. Everyone knows that hummingbirds eat nectar from flowers, but fewer people know that hummingbirds also HAVE to eat bugs. There's no protein in nectar, and not enough of the right amino acids for them to make protein from nectar, and they have to get protein somewhere to build muscle and bone and feathers. If you keep them in captivity and don't feed them either bugs, or a liquid protein supplement, they die. So they catch all kinds of stuff in midair, and take spiders (and probably rob the spiders of caught insects) from webs. We've done some work in my lab on how they catch insects in midair (short version: they bend their face into a spring-loaded catcher's mitt ) but not much yet on how they handle spiders. I'm envious you got to watch!



Margaret Rubega
CT State Ornithologist
Curator, Ornithology Collections
Dept Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
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Today's Topics:

1. Cockenoe Island Highlights (Tina and Peter Green)
2. Topsmead meadowlark (Darcy Thurrott)
3. RT Hummer behavior in Hamden (Scott Philbrick)
4. Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
(<sffaulkner...>)
5. Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-13-17; Still YB
cuckoo, RB Nuthatch (<Mntncougar...>)
6. Re: Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
(greg ninigret.net)
7. Westport RNGrebe (Tina and Peter Green)
8. Re: [Cy dT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the
Amazonn (pgcianfaglione)
9. Westport Piping Plover (Tina and Peter Green)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:19:11 +0000
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
Cc: Alicia Mozian <amozian...>, "<eamendola...>"
<eamendola...>, "<kristina_vagos...>"
<kristina_vagos...>, Scott Kruitbosch <skruitbosch...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island Highlights
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Westport- Cockenoe Island- 2 Roseate Terns for the third day in a row, 12 Least Terns, and 2 Piping Plovers.
One Plover was just north of campsite #1 and the other was heard west of campsite # 3.
The Roseate Terns were with the Common Terns and the Least Terns were on the north side of the same area and defending their territory from the Common Terns.

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
Westport
Sent from my iPhone


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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:52:44 -0400
From: Darcy Thurrott <darcythurrott...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Topsmead meadowlark
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Darcy Thurrott on Sat June 10 at 12:30 walking in south meadows thought I
heard a meadowlark. First in probably 15 yrs!


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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:49:13 -0400
From: Scott Philbrick <philbrick.scott...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT Hummer behavior in Hamden
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I had the pleasure to see a RT Hummer in the woods on RWA property north of Sleeping Giant park. The RT flew up and lined up with a large spider web an began plucking presumably insects from the web! It moved to an adjacent web then flited away... I've never seen this behavior before. Is this normal for hummers?
Sent from my iPhone


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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:30:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: <sffaulkner...>
To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>, HASnotes
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Subject: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
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Hi Fellow Birders,

I am the very lucky recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant that will take me on a birding/teacher development trip this summer to the Amazon in Peru with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Cornell is sponsoring a program called "The Amazon Binocular Project" which donates gently used binoculars to natives in the Amazon as part of an international support for conservation. I'm sure you all know how critical the Amazon rainforest habitat is. This is one way to work to protect it and its coplex ecosystem, including the birds. By providing native residents with binoculars we extend the knowledge and appreciation of this amazing natural resource.

If you have an old but "good" pair of binoculars that you can donate -- tax-deductible -- please go this site, print out the donation form, and follow the directions. If this is too much bother for you, just email me and I'll come get them and do it for you. And many thanks!

I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning when I get back.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville


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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:32:00 -0400
From: <Mntncougar...>
To: <nosbird...>
Cc: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-13-17;
Still YB cuckoo, RB Nuthatch
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At least one YB Cuckoo still in the area and calling, and a RB Nuthatch at
the same location. Recorded Nuthatch and heard the Cuckoo. The
Red-shouldered Hawk has 3 very large nestlings, the oldest now losing its down and
developing dark feathers. And a Kingfisher around again in Union.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 13, 2017 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Buteo sp. 1
Mourning Dove 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Least Flycatcher 8
Eastern Phoebe 12
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 7
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 12
Tree Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 7
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 12
Common Yellowthroat 12
Blackburnian Warbler 7
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Pine Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 10
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 7
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37580838


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct

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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:04:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: "greg ninigret.net" <greg...>
To: <sffaulkner...>, HASnotes <HASnotes...>,
Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
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Hi Sarah,


Thanks for sharing, i have a few nice pairs to send out. Here is the link to the site http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html. http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html
Amazon Binocular Project - Amazon Rainforest Workshops<http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html>
www.amazonworkshops.com
Nov. 15, 2016: Remembering Lucio Pando We are so sad to announce the loss of our dear friend Lucio Pando - pictured above on a field trip with Amazon students.

Amazon Binocular Project - Amazon Rainforest Workshops<http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html>
www.amazonworkshops.com
Nov. 15, 2016: Remembering Lucio Pando We are so sad to announce the loss of our dear friend Lucio Pando - pictured above on a field trip with Amazon students.



>
> On June 13, 2017 at 10:30 PM Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Fellow Birders,
>
> I am the very lucky recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant that will take me on a birding/teacher development trip this summer to the Amazon in Peru with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
>
> Cornell is sponsoring a program called "The Amazon Binocular Project" which donates gently used binoculars to natives in the Amazon as part of an international support for conservation. I'm sure you all know how critical the Amazon rainforest habitat is. This is one way to work to protect it and its coplex ecosystem, including the birds. By providing native residents with binoculars we extend the knowledge and appreciation of this amazing natural resource.
>
> If you have an old but "good" pair of binoculars that you can donate -- tax-deductible -- please go this site, print out the donation form, and follow the directions. If this is too much bother for you, just email me and I'll come get them and do it for you. And many thanks!
>
> I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning when I get back.
>
> Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
>
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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:59:07 +0000
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport RNGrebe
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Westport- Compo Beach- Red-necked Grebe continues just past Seymour's Rock

Tina Green
Sent from my iPhone



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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:18:02 -0400
From: pgcianfaglione <pgcianfaglione...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [Cy dT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars
for the Amazonn
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%pffid
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphonejo

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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:26:23 +0000
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Piping Plover
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Westport- Compo Beach- Piping Plover foraging near the water's edge on the west facing beach near the cannons. 1 Semipalmated Plover as well.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 6/14/17 4:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Piping Plover
Westport- Compo Beach- Piping Plover foraging near the water's edge on the west facing beach near the cannons. 1 Semipalmated Plover as well.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 6/14/17 4:18 am
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [Cy dT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazonn


%pffid
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Date: 6/14/17 3:59 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport RNGrebe
Westport- Compo Beach- Red-necked Grebe continues just past Seymour's Rock

Tina Green
Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 6/14/17 3:05 am
From: greg ninigret.net via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
Hi Sarah,


Thanks for sharing, i have a few nice pairs to send out. Here is the link to the site http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html. http://www.amazonworkshops.com/amazon-binocular-project.html

>
> On June 13, 2017 at 10:30 PM Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Fellow Birders,
>
> I am the very lucky recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant that will take me on a birding/teacher development trip this summer to the Amazon in Peru with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
>
> Cornell is sponsoring a program called "The Amazon Binocular Project" which donates gently used binoculars to natives in the Amazon as part of an international support for conservation. I'm sure you all know how critical the Amazon rainforest habitat is. This is one way to work to protect it and its coplex ecosystem, including the birds. By providing native residents with binoculars we extend the knowledge and appreciation of this amazing natural resource.
>
> If you have an old but "good" pair of binoculars that you can donate -- tax-deductible -- please go this site, print out the donation form, and follow the directions. If this is too much bother for you, just email me and I'll come get them and do it for you. And many thanks!
>
> I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning when I get back.
>
> Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
>
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Date: 6/13/17 8:33 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-13-17; Still YB cuckoo, RB Nuthatch
At least one YB Cuckoo still in the area and calling, and a RB Nuthatch at
the same location. Recorded Nuthatch and heard the Cuckoo. The
Red-shouldered Hawk has 3 very large nestlings, the oldest now losing its down and
developing dark feathers. And a Kingfisher around again in Union.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 13, 2017 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Buteo sp. 1
Mourning Dove 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Least Flycatcher 8
Eastern Phoebe 12
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 7
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 12
Tree Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 7
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 12
Common Yellowthroat 12
Blackburnian Warbler 7
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Pine Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 10
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 7
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at
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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/13/17 7:31 pm
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wanted: gently used binoculars for the Amazon
Hi Fellow Birders,

I am the very lucky recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant that will take me on a birding/teacher development trip this summer to the Amazon in Peru with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Cornell is sponsoring a program called "The Amazon Binocular Project" which donates gently used binoculars to natives in the Amazon as part of an international support for conservation. I'm sure you all know how critical the Amazon rainforest habitat is. This is one way to work to protect it and its coplex ecosystem, including the birds. By providing native residents with binoculars we extend the knowledge and appreciation of this amazing natural resource.

If you have an old but "good" pair of binoculars that you can donate -- tax-deductible -- please go this site, print out the donation form, and follow the directions. If this is too much bother for you, just email me and I'll come get them and do it for you. And many thanks!

I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning when I get back.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 6/13/17 4:50 pm
From: Scott Philbrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT Hummer behavior in Hamden

I had the pleasure to see a RT Hummer in the woods on RWA property north of Sleeping Giant park. The RT flew up and lined up with a large spider web an began plucking presumably insects from the web! It moved to an adjacent web then flited away... I've never seen this behavior before. Is this normal for hummers?
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Date: 6/13/17 1:53 pm
From: Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Topsmead meadowlark
Darcy Thurrott on Sat June 10 at 12:30 walking in south meadows thought I
heard a meadowlark. First in probably 15 yrs!
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Date: 6/13/17 1:20 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island Highlights
Westport- Cockenoe Island- 2 Roseate Terns for the third day in a row, 12 Least Terns, and 2 Piping Plovers.
One Plover was just north of campsite #1 and the other was heard west of campsite # 3.
The Roseate Terns were with the Common Terns and the Least Terns were on the north side of the same area and defending their territory from the Common Terns.

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/13/17 6:44 am
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-Poor-Wills
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to find a reliable singing perch for a Whip-Poor-Will on Summer Hill Road in Madison.
I posted two movies on Lynx website.
http://www.hbw.com/ibc/species/eastern-whip-poor-will-antrostomus-vociferus
Went there a few times this year, and although the birds are singing up and down the road, the perch seems to no longer be used as much.
Heard about 4 of them last night.
Mike DiGiorgio
Madison
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Date: 6/13/17 5:29 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
Interesting - I've listened to the old Cornell "Warblers" tape but despite several versions of songs and calls, it is not totally clear, really a bit too fuzzy to be truly useful. Perhaps it's the tape (yes, tape, a copy somebody made years ago).....
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
ps - don't suppose anyone has an old Virginia Rail tape (loop) tucked away they could spare?? Cash paid!



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo...>
To: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>; ctbirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs



This discussion takes me back to that (early 1980s, Borer, Gunn) LP of Warbler songs, by the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. There were plenty of breeding territory songs as well as earlier migrant songs, and it was clear that warblers exhibited quite an overlap in dendroican repertoires.



Steve Mayo
Bethany









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To: <ctbirds...>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs




Jack and Kevin's comments below have got me thinking: in past Junes, I have done the SBC in Riverton on both sides of the Farmington river, the American Legion and People's State Forests, and most years I have heard but not seen Cerulean warblers along the western side of the river, high in the trees, habitat very similar to River Road Kent. In People's SF, one of the most common birds is the Black-throated Blue and I have heard several different "accents". But I have always felt sure of my calls on the Ceruleans along the river, clear and sweet. On June 25, another good birder with me, we shall try harder to see the bird as well!

Angela Dimmitt

New Milford





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Today's Topics:



4. "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs (Jack Swatt)

5. Re: "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs

(Kevin Finnan)













Message: 5

Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:57:27 -0500

From: Kevin Finnan <kfinnan...>

To: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>

Cc: <ctbirds...>

Subject: Re: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler

songs

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Hi Jack, I have noticed the same thing at two locations in Goshen. You think you are hearing a Cerulean but it turns out to be a Black-throated Blue. In both cases, the habitat is classic Black-throated Blue and there never have been Ceruleans there, at least, as far as I know.



Best regards,



Kevin



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> On Jun 11, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

>

> I do a lot of birding in New Hampshire and have had the same experience as Don Morgan has had with the alternate song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler that sounds almost exactly like the Cerulean Warbler song. It seems lately almost all the BT Blues I hear up there are singing this alternate song. It's become familiar to northern birders, but frequently gets misidentified as Cerulean Warblers by people not familiar with this song, as I did when I first heard it. Just as Don had mentioned, the BT Blues singing this alternate song respond to playback of Cerulean warbler song and not to BT Blue playbacks. It has generated several discussions on the NH Birds list-serve about visually verifying any Cerulean Warbler observations, especially since their decline has made them very rare sightings in the state of NH

> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nhbirds/OJ4Poc06C6w

> While this song has been reported in NH, VT and MA, Don's report is the first one I've heard of in CT. I'm not sure if this is a goegraphically local song to New England, but I haven't heard of any reports outside the area (granted, I didn't do an extensive search of McCauley or Xeno-canto). As mentioned before, in the northern states Cerulean Warbler has become quite rare, but in MA and CT their ranges overlap. I would suggest visually confirming any Cerulean Warbler identification based on song, especially in the northern hills where the overlap occurs. This should be especially considered when submitting sightings into eBird where the data can be used scientifically to monitor population trends.

> If anyone can't open Don's recording, I also have one on an eBird checklist:

> http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/edit/checklist?subID=S30346654

> Jack Swatt

> Wolcott

>

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Date: 6/12/17 9:57 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BBC News: Painting from Scott expedition discovered in Antarctica
I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Painting from Scott expedition discovered in Antarctica
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40245227

Painting from Scott expedition discovered in Antarctica

A mystery painting found in Antarctica is traced to Captain Scott's ill-fated South Pole expedition.
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Date: 6/12/17 7:06 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
This discussion takes me back to that (early 1980s, Borer, Gunn) LP of Warbler songs, by the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.  There were plenty of breeding territory songs as well as earlier migrant songs, and it was clear that warblers exhibited quite an overlap in dendroican repertoires. 

Steve MayoBethany


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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs

Jack and Kevin's comments below have got me thinking:  in past Junes, I have done the SBC in Riverton on both sides of the Farmington river, the American Legion and People's State Forests, and most years I have heard but not seen Cerulean warblers along the western side of the river, high in the trees, habitat very similar to River Road Kent.  In People's SF, one of the most common birds is the Black-throated Blue and I have heard several different "accents".  But I have always felt sure of my calls on the Ceruleans along the river, clear and sweet.  On June 25, another good birder with me, we shall try harder to see the bird as well!
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford


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  4. "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs (Jack Swatt)
  5. Re: "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
      (Kevin Finnan)






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Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:57:27 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler
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Hi Jack, I have noticed the same thing at two locations in Goshen. You think you are hearing a Cerulean but it turns out to be a Black-throated Blue. In both cases, the habitat is classic Black-throated Blue and there never have been Ceruleans there, at least, as far as I know.

Best regards,

Kevin

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 11, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>  I do a lot of birding in New Hampshire and have had the same experience as Don Morgan has had with the alternate song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler that sounds almost exactly like the Cerulean Warbler song.  It seems lately almost all the BT Blues I hear up there are singing this alternate song.  It's become familiar to northern birders, but frequently gets misidentified as Cerulean Warblers by people not familiar with this song, as I did when I first heard it.  Just as Don had mentioned, the BT Blues singing this alternate song respond to playback of Cerulean warbler song and not to BT Blue playbacks.  It has generated several discussions on the NH Birds list-serve about visually verifying any Cerulean Warbler observations, especially since their decline has made them very rare sightings in the state of NH
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nhbirds/OJ4Poc06C6w
> While this song has been reported in NH, VT and MA, Don's report is the first one I've heard of in CT.  I'm not sure if this is a goegraphically local song to New England, but I haven't heard of any reports outside the area (granted, I didn't do an extensive search of McCauley or Xeno-canto).  As mentioned before, in the northern states Cerulean Warbler has become quite rare, but in MA and CT their ranges overlap.  I would suggest visually confirming any Cerulean Warbler identification based on song, especially in the northern hills where the overlap occurs.  This should be especially considered when submitting sightings into eBird where the data can be used scientifically to monitor population trends.
> If anyone can't open Don's recording, I also have one on an eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/edit/checklist?subID=S30346654
> Jack Swatt
> Wolcott
>
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Date: 6/12/17 6:53 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-12-17, FOY Alder Flycatcher
In recent years I have had an Alder Flycatcher just about every year, and
always within a day or two of the same date. This year, no exception. He
was singing in the marsh on Barlow Mill Rd, just 100 yards or so from Boston
Hollow Rd, and probably can be heard from there. Typically he doesn't stay
there too long, maybe a week of so at the most. At least after that I don't
hear him any more. Saw one Barred Owl and saw the other one today.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 12, 2017 7:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
61 species

Wild Turkey 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 5
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Alder Flycatcher 1 FOY - in swamp on Barlow Mill, 100 yds N of
Boston Hlw Rd I get one there just about every year, within a few days of this
date
Least Flycatcher 7
Eastern Phoebe 15
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 12
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 12
Ovenbird 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 8
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 15
Pine Warbler 9
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 8
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 9
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 25
Baltimore Oriole 6
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at
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Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/12/17 4:11 pm
From: Robert White via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Topsmead State Forest
Litchfield, CT

Birding at Topsmead state forest this AM. Bobolinks were flying everywhere.
I counted 18, both males and females, but there were likely more. Mostly
located in the extensive fields south of the Chase house, but at least one
pair in the meadow north of the house. Also saw a female Eastern meadowlark
in the garden of the house. Complete ebird list:


Species

Count


Eastern Phoebe

1


American Crow

3


Tree Swallow

10


House Wren

1


Eastern Bluebird

1


European Starling

10


Chipping Sparrow

10


Song Sparrow

10


Bobolink

18


Red-winged Blackbird

6


Eastern Meadowlark

1

Robert White

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Date: 6/12/17 12:08 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Ceruleans vs Black-throated Blue Warblers
Here in Granby I once chased what I was absolutely certain had to be a Northern Parula singing an anomalous song. It turned out to be a Cerulean!

John Weeks
North Granby


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Date: 6/12/17 9:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Highlights so far
Westport- Cockenoe Island- 2 roosting Roseate Terns continue,10 Least Terns,pair of Piping Plovers,Short-billed Dowitchers

Tina Green
with AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/12/17 9:01 am
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
Too add to this in Douglas SF in Massachusetts we had a bird that sounded
like a Cerulean as well. I recorded audio and then photographed the bird.
he came in when we olayed Cerulean.



On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:39 AM Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Jack and Kevin's comments below have got me thinking: in past Junes, I
> have done the SBC in Riverton on both sides of the Farmington river, the
> American Legion and People's State Forests, and most years I have heard but
> not seen Cerulean warblers along the western side of the river, high in the
> trees, habitat very similar to River Road Kent. In People's SF, one of the
> most common birds is the Black-throated Blue and I have heard several
> different "accents". But I have always felt sure of my calls on the
> Ceruleans along the river, clear and sweet. On June 25, another good
> birder with me, we shall try harder to see the bird as well!
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ctbirds-request <ctbirds-request...>
> To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 10:03 am
> Subject: CTBirds Digest, Vol 3758, Issue 1
>
> Today's Topics:
>
> 4. "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs (Jack Swatt)
> 5. Re: "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
> (Kevin Finnan)
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:57:27 -0500
> From: Kevin Finnan <kfinnan...>
> To: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
> Cc: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler
> songs
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> Hi Jack, I have noticed the same thing at two locations in Goshen. You
> think you are hearing a Cerulean but it turns out to be a Black-throated
> Blue. In both cases, the habitat is classic Black-throated Blue and there
> never have been Ceruleans there, at least, as far as I know.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Kevin
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 11, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Jack Swatt via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > I do a lot of birding in New Hampshire and have had the same
> experience as Don Morgan has had with the alternate song of the
> Black-throated Blue Warbler that sounds almost exactly like the Cerulean
> Warbler song. It seems lately almost all the BT Blues I hear up there are
> singing this alternate song. It's become familiar to northern birders, but
> frequently gets misidentified as Cerulean Warblers by people not familiar
> with this song, as I did when I first heard it. Just as Don had mentioned,
> the BT Blues singing this alternate song respond to playback of Cerulean
> warbler song and not to BT Blue playbacks. It has generated several
> discussions on the NH Birds list-serve about visually verifying any
> Cerulean Warbler observations, especially since their decline has made them
> very rare sightings in the state of NH
> > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nhbirds/OJ4Poc06C6w
> > While this song has been reported in NH, VT and MA, Don's report is the
> first one I've heard of in CT. I'm not sure if this is a goegraphically
> local song to New England, but I haven't heard of any reports outside the
> area (granted, I didn't do an extensive search of McCauley or Xeno-canto).
> As mentioned before, in the northern states Cerulean Warbler has become
> quite rare, but in MA and CT their ranges overlap. I would suggest
> visually confirming any Cerulean Warbler identification based on song,
> especially in the northern hills where the overlap occurs. This should be
> especially considered when submitting sightings into eBird where the data
> can be used scientifically to monitor population trends.
> > If anyone can't open Don's recording, I also have one on an eBird
> checklist:
> > http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/edit/checklist?subID=S30346654
> > Jack Swatt
> > Wolcott
> >
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Date: 6/12/17 8:05 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Ceruleans vs B T Blues
With all the variations in songs by different bird species I am a believer in SEEING the bird when the song can be a candidate for more than one species. Along this line Chesnut Sided and Yellow Warblers can sound similar. I once heard the buzzing call of a warbler in Quabbin Reservior in Massachusetts that I assumed was a Blue Winged Warbler. Upon actually seeing the bird it turned out to be a Brewsters Warbler! So never assume you know the identity of a singing bird unless you are 100 % sure!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/12/17 7:39 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] - Ceruleans vs BTBs
Jack and Kevin's comments below have got me thinking: in past Junes, I have done the SBC in Riverton on both sides of the Farmington river, the American Legion and People's State Forests, and most years I have heard but not seen Cerulean warblers along the western side of the river, high in the trees, habitat very similar to River Road Kent. In People's SF, one of the most common birds is the Black-throated Blue and I have heard several different "accents". But I have always felt sure of my calls on the Ceruleans along the river, clear and sweet. On June 25, another good birder with me, we shall try harder to see the bird as well!
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford


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4. "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs (Jack Swatt)
5. Re: "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
(Kevin Finnan)






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Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:57:27 -0500
From: Kevin Finnan <kfinnan...>
To: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Cc: <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler
songs
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Hi Jack, I have noticed the same thing at two locations in Goshen. You think you are hearing a Cerulean but it turns out to be a Black-throated Blue. In both cases, the habitat is classic Black-throated Blue and there never have been Ceruleans there, at least, as far as I know.

Best regards,

Kevin

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 11, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I do a lot of birding in New Hampshire and have had the same experience as Don Morgan has had with the alternate song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler that sounds almost exactly like the Cerulean Warbler song. It seems lately almost all the BT Blues I hear up there are singing this alternate song. It's become familiar to northern birders, but frequently gets misidentified as Cerulean Warblers by people not familiar with this song, as I did when I first heard it. Just as Don had mentioned, the BT Blues singing this alternate song respond to playback of Cerulean warbler song and not to BT Blue playbacks. It has generated several discussions on the NH Birds list-serve about visually verifying any Cerulean Warbler observations, especially since their decline has made them very rare sightings in the state of NH
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nhbirds/OJ4Poc06C6w
> While this song has been reported in NH, VT and MA, Don's report is the first one I've heard of in CT. I'm not sure if this is a goegraphically local song to New England, but I haven't heard of any reports outside the area (granted, I didn't do an extensive search of McCauley or Xeno-canto). As mentioned before, in the northern states Cerulean Warbler has become quite rare, but in MA and CT their ranges overlap. I would suggest visually confirming any Cerulean Warbler identification based on song, especially in the northern hills where the overlap occurs. This should be especially considered when submitting sightings into eBird where the data can be used scientifically to monitor population trends.
> If anyone can't open Don's recording, I also have one on an eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/edit/checklist?subID=S30346654
> Jack Swatt
> Wolcott
>
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Date: 6/12/17 7:33 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BT Spraying a Quandary and Perhaps Cautionary Tale
I got a call from someone who wanted me to pass this along to the birding community. They had their trees sprayed with BT recently, a bacterial treatment for gypsy moths and other insect pests. They returned to find their House Wren dead and their local Gray Catbird missing. The hypothesis put forward was that perhaps some of the inert ingredients may have been toxic, or perhaps the pressure of the spray may have caused traumatic injury to the birds. The active ingredients of the spay should not have been harmful to birds.

I'm not sure we could ever know, but I promised I would pass this cautionary tale along.

Patrick

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Date: 6/12/17 7:03 am
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest/Pumpkin Hill Rd, Jun 11
thanks to Don Morgan for lots of pointers. Going to make yale forest a
regular spot of mine now that I moved to southern worcester county
(massachusetts)

Just when I thought Acadian Flycatcher,Cerulean and Hooded Warblers were
going to be the highlights of my birding day....i ended up with aBrown
Booby in NH. crazy.


checklist links below with a couple pics

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 11, 2017 7:47 AM - 10:22 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
52 species

Wild Turkey 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 8
Red-eyed Vireo 22
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 4
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 7
Cedar Waxwing 5
Ovenbird 23
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 6
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 10
American Redstart 4
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 41.938350
-72.105544.
Pine Warbler 11
Black-throated Green Warbler 11
Canada Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1 random to me
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 6
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37524713


Pumpkin Hill Rd., Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 11, 2017 10:25 AM - 11:33 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
36 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 8
American Crow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 4
Ovenbird 5
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Hooded Warbler 1 audio. ph
American Redstart 2
Cerulean Warbler 5
Yellow Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 6/12/17 7:02 am
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Boston Hollow/Yale Forest/Pumpkin Hill Rd, Jun 11
thanks to Don Morgan for lots of pointers. Going to make yale forest a
regular spot of mine now that I moved to southern worcester county
(massachusetts)

Just when I thought Acadian Flycatcher,Cerulean and Hooded Warblers were
going to be the highlights of my birding day....i ended up with a Brown
Booby in NH. crazy.


checklist links below with a couple pics

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 11, 2017 7:47 AM - 10:22 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
52 species

Wild Turkey 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 8
Red-eyed Vireo 22
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 4
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 7
Cedar Waxwing 5
Ovenbird 23
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 6
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 10
American Redstart 4
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 41.938350
-72.105544.
Pine Warbler 11
Black-throated Green Warbler 11
Canada Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1 random to me
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 6
American Goldfinch 4

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Pumpkin Hill Rd., Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 11, 2017 10:25 AM - 11:33 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
36 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 8
American Crow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 4
Ovenbird 5
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Hooded Warbler 1 audio. ph
American Redstart 2
Cerulean Warbler 5
Yellow Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 6/11/17 8:18 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital rarities
New Hampshire (Windham) - Brown Booby 6/10 and 6/11.

Maine (York) - Burrowing Owl (belated report, photographed June 7).

Massachusetts (Stellwagon Bank) - Frigatebird species 6/10.

Delaware (Bombay Hook NWR) - Little Egret (through 6/11).

Quebec, Canada - Crested Caracara (6/9).

"Keep your eyes to the skies".

Frank Mantlik

Stratford

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Date: 6/11/17 6:58 pm
From: Kevin Finnan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
Hi Jack, I have noticed the same thing at two locations in Goshen. You think you are hearing a Cerulean but it turns out to be a Black-throated Blue. In both cases, the habitat is classic Black-throated Blue and there never have been Ceruleans there, at least, as far as I know.

Best regards,

Kevin

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> On Jun 11, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I do a lot of birding in New Hampshire and have had the same experience as Don Morgan has had with the alternate song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler that sounds almost exactly like the Cerulean Warbler song. It seems lately almost all the BT Blues I hear up there are singing this alternate song. It's become familiar to northern birders, but frequently gets misidentified as Cerulean Warblers by people not familiar with this song, as I did when I first heard it. Just as Don had mentioned, the BT Blues singing this alternate song respond to playback of Cerulean warbler song and not to BT Blue playbacks. It has generated several discussions on the NH Birds list-serve about visually verifying any Cerulean Warbler observations, especially since their decline has made them very rare sightings in the state of NH
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nhbirds/OJ4Poc06C6w
> While this song has been reported in NH, VT and MA, Don's report is the first one I've heard of in CT. I'm not sure if this is a goegraphically local song to New England, but I haven't heard of any reports outside the area (granted, I didn't do an extensive search of McCauley or Xeno-canto). As mentioned before, in the northern states Cerulean Warbler has become quite rare, but in MA and CT their ranges overlap. I would suggest visually confirming any Cerulean Warbler identification based on song, especially in the northern hills where the overlap occurs. This should be especially considered when submitting sightings into eBird where the data can be used scientifically to monitor population trends.
> If anyone can't open Don's recording, I also have one on an eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/edit/checklist?subID=S30346654
> Jack Swatt
> Wolcott
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Date: 6/11/17 6:13 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] "Cerulean-Type" Black-throated Blue Warbler songs
  I do a lot of birding in New Hampshire and have had the same experience as Don Morgan has had with the alternate song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler that sounds almost exactly like the Cerulean Warbler song.  It seems lately almost all the BT Blues I hear up there are singing this alternate song.  It's become familiar to northern birders, but frequently gets misidentified as Cerulean Warblers by people not familiar with this song, as I did when I first heard it.  Just as Don had mentioned, the BT Blues singing this alternate song respond to playback of Cerulean warbler song and not to BT Blue playbacks.  It has generated several discussions on the NH Birds list-serve about visually verifying any Cerulean Warbler observations, especially since their decline has made them very rare sightings in the state of NH
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nhbirds/OJ4Poc06C6w
While this song has been reported in NH, VT and MA, Don's report is the first one I've heard of in CT.  I'm not sure if this is a goegraphically local song to New England, but I haven't heard of any reports outside the area (granted, I didn't do an extensive search of McCauley or Xeno-canto).  As mentioned before, in the northern states Cerulean Warbler has become quite rare, but in MA and CT their ranges overlap.  I would suggest visually confirming any Cerulean Warbler identification based on song, especially in the northern hills where the overlap occurs.  This should be especially considered when submitting sightings into eBird where the data can be used scientifically to monitor population trends.
If anyone can't open Don's recording, I also have one on an eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/edit/checklist?subID=S30346654
Jack Swatt
Wolcott

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Date: 6/11/17 4:11 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island Highlights
Westport- Cockenoe Island - 2 Red Knots, 7 Short-billed Dowitchers, 15 Ruddy Turnstones, 8 Least Terns.
All birds were seen on the Tern spit with the Common Terns.


Checked hard for Roseate Terns even though we were not aware of them being seen earlier today.

Tina Green
with AJ Hand &
Dave Alpeter
Westpor
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Date: 6/11/17 1:03 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Naugatuck State Forest, Reservoir No 4, Oxford
I went hiking this morning at Naugatuck State Forest in the Reservoir area in Oxford.  There were many Worm-eating Warblers and had two Yellow-billed Cuckoos (one heard, one seen), but the highlight of the morning was the Black-billed Cuckoos.  One jumped up on a branch right in front of me and started calling.  Surprisingly, it didn't fly away even as I got out my camera.  Eventually, it moved a few branches away and stayed there, then a few more branches down the trail as I followed.  Realizing it was luring me away from where I first saw it, I went back to the area to see if I could find a nest.  Above the brushy area was a second cuckoo also calling.  Looking in the brush I saw a small pile of sticks, and sure enough, nestling cuckoos tucked in the middle.  I moved in a little closer for a few pictures and then left quickly to let the parents take care of their young.  Pictures are posted on my ebird checklist.
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Date: 6/11/17 9:17 am
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe ROSEATEs
There were TWO ROSEATE TERNS and five LEAST TERNS among the Commons at Cockenoe Island this morning. No sign of the Knots or Skimmers.

Brendan Murtha
With Larry Flynn
Norwalk

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Date: 6/11/17 8:33 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield White-winged Scoter
About a half hour ago I had a male White-winged Scoter off of Penfield Reef
in Fairfield.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 6/10/17 7:33 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 6-10-17
The birds seemed more active today than they have been for a couple of
weeks. In particular, the Winter Wrens singing almost constantly, the Northern
Waterthrushes more vocal, and more Canada Warblers sounding off.
Once again I spent an hour chasing a bird around, convinced it was a
Cerulean Warbler, only to find a Black-throated Blue - who came very eagerly to
a Cerulean call and ignored the BT Blue song. Bird was in an area of tall
mature oaks, with no conifers anywhere close.

Here's the song that gave me fits:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/exlzs5q6jiuywif/AAA9VXhVAJvv1CFL-x4LL2L3a?dl=0

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 10, 2017 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
63 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 6
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 10
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 20
Hermit Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 12
Ovenbird 20
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 7
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 10
American Redstart 1
Blackburnian Warbler 7
Yellow Warbler 12
Chestnut-sided Warbler 15
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 9
Scarlet Tanager 6
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 8
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 12

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37516493


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/10/17 5:52 pm
From: Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel in Burlington
One or possibly 2 kestrels hunting the meadows on Johnnycake Mountain

Jonathan Schwartz

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Date: 6/10/17 5:42 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw,/Yale Forest, Asford/Union, 6-8-17
Belated report, but it was a good day. Before I even left home I watched a
Pileated woodpecker destroying a log in my yard to get at the ants inside.
My first ever Great Horned Owl in the Yale Forest area. It was on Reed Rd
in Union about 2/10 of a mile outside of the Yale forest and about a mile
from the Barred Owl, which I saw also. That's pretty close for a couple of
competitors who don't like each other.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 8, 2017 7:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
58 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 10
Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Great Horned Owl 1 First ever for me in the Yale Forest area.
Actually about 2/10 miles from the Yale property at the end of Reed Road in Union.
Barred Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 7
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 20
Blue Jay 10
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 20
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 4
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 5
Yellow Warbler 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler 20
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 8
Black-throated Green Warbler 15
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Scarlet Tanager 6
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 5
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/10/17 4:05 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] American Wigeon in New Haven
(1) 'Too bad your visitor missed Wood Duck and (2) that sighting is a very, very big deal.
Steve MayoBethany


From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
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Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:58 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] American Wigeon in New Haven

Down by the duck pond in New Haven's Edgewood Park, where I had gone to show a foreign visitor a wood duck, there were no wood ducks.  But there was a male American Wigeon.  Ok, no big deal, but out of season, anyway.  Mark

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Date: 6/10/17 3:25 pm
From: Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Collinsville, notable sightings
I wasn't planning on birding today, but some birds caught my attention...

While in a kayak today saw an Osprey over the old Collins Co Mill pond. I
thought it was a bald eagle at first, but as it flew over, I was surprised.
A hooded merganser with two ducklings was weaving in the currents up
towards the town bridge. In that area my daughter pointed out a sand piper
(maybe spotted?), but I didn't get a good enough look to identify.

I've got purple finch nesting in my hanging flower baskets.

Still regularly seeing Sapsuckers, Pileated, and great crested flycatcher,
and hearing barred owl, but still haven't seen it yet.

As an aside, found a wood frog the other day and a box turtle seeming to
nest.

Lisa Coggins
Daynard Drive
Canton,CT
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Date: 6/10/17 2:58 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Wigeon in New Haven
Down by the duck pond in New Haven's Edgewood Park, where I had gone to show a foreign visitor a wood duck, there were no wood ducks. But there was a male American Wigeon. Ok, no big deal, but out of season, anyway. Mark

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Date: 6/10/17 12:02 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Auerfarm S.P.
I went to our newest state park, Auerfarm in Bloomfield, for the summer count. As you walk up the hill, you see the extensive area has been kept as grassland. Counted 20 Bobolinks...probably many more in the grasses. Over 30 red-winged blackbirds and 7 Baltimore Orioles. Not only is this pristine grassland, but the view from the hilltop of the Metacomet Ridge is spectacular. Many little butterflies as well. Also got a chance to talk to some kids on a hayride about Bobolinks and the importance of saving these areas. Auerfarm itself does a very nice educational program for kids.

In the past I have seen kestrels in the area. It is worth a visit.

Zellene

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Date: 6/10/17 11:33 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Knots, Skimmers
Currently at Cockenoe Island in Westport, from boat, there are 3 RED KNOTS, 3 BLACK SKIMMERS, and a few Ruddy Turnstones and Semipalmated Sandpipers. A pair of Least Terns among the many hundred Commons.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 6/9/17 5:20 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late white-throated
6/9/2017 Bridgeport (Blackrock section) had a white-throated sparrow calling the last 3 afternoons / evenings and today actually tracked it down in a neighbors yard. Adult bird with no obvious signs of injury can fly well and has been singing a lot. Additionally had an eastern wood-peewee calling here as well yesterday morning which I found a little odd as there are no real woodlands here just scattered trees in yards.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock CT.

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Date: 6/9/17 5:00 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] fossil reveals baby bird in amber-interesting
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/06/09/stunning-fossil-reveals-prehistoric-baby-bird-caught-in-amber/?utm_term=.ce5e7e1b6593
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Date: 6/9/17 2:39 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bent Purple Martins, Mourning W
I just had a call from Russ Naylor.  He reported that today, at Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary in Southbury, he had 5 Purple Martins - 2 male, 3 female - checking out the nesting gourds. Also, near the entrance, a singing male Mouring Warbler.
Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 6/9/17 2:16 pm
From: Colleen Lord via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping Plover chicks
3 very active Piping Plover chicks feeding in seaweed with parents today 500 feet outside of the fencing in West Haven. Walk carefully, avoid area or help educate the public. It is expected to be a very populated area this weekend.

Colleen
West Haven

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Date: 6/9/17 1:54 pm
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Montville: Morgan Chaney Sanctuary
Last week I posted about the Turner St entrance to the Chaney Sanctuary which is one of the CT Audubon preserves. Along with the forest trails, it now has a clearcut area which should become an excellent early successional habitat. It already is hosting some exciting birds.

Today I visited the Sanctuary again and entered via the Fire St forest trail. The access to the clearcut area is much quicker via this entrance and is well marked with a sign.

The forest trail had 21 species including most of the nesters that one would expect at this time.

Highlights on the forest trail were:

1 Acadian Flycatcher

3 Louisiana Waterthrush

1 Worm-eating Warbler (there have to be more: it is excellent WE Warbler habitat, and I had several last week at the other entrance)

2 BB Cuckoo

3 E. Wood Pewee

2 RT Hummingbirds
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Clearcut area had 23 species of birds. Not bad for a new birding site!

Highlights for me:

2 E. Bluebirds
1 RB Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
2 E. Phoebes at nest site
1 YB Cuckoo
2 Great Crested Flycatchers

Both Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks were soaring nearby.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford




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Date: 6/9/17 11:06 am
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
Somebody needs to get these birds this weekend for the SBC!


Jay



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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper

3 upland sandpipers as you approach the M Lot of pratt and whitney. right
at the speed bump they were making their way north. DON'T stop for
pictures. walked on the path where everyone walks and security let me know
no cameras on property. rookie mistake.

David Funke, Manchester CT

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> 6/9 - Rentschler Field, East Hartford - 1 drive-by Upland just inside the
> chain link fence, on the road south of Cabelas. Easy to see since they keep
> the grass extremely short.
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> Andrew Dasinger
> South Glastonbury
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Date: 6/9/17 9:54 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
3 upland sandpipers as you approach the M Lot of pratt and whitney. right
at the speed bump they were making their way north. DON'T stop for
pictures. walked on the path where everyone walks and security let me know
no cameras on property. rookie mistake.

David Funke, Manchester CT

On Jun 9, 2017 8:53 AM, "Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds" <
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> 6/9 - Rentschler Field, East Hartford - 1 drive-by Upland just inside the
> chain link fence, on the road south of Cabelas. Easy to see since they keep
> the grass extremely short.
>
> Andrew Dasinger
> South Glastonbury
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Date: 6/9/17 9:12 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
1 brown thrashed working behind the cylinder blocks in back of cabanas
field right now. there is a narrow opening of bushes to look at the back
field nicely on the left side of the field (approximately 1 quarter of the
length of fence starting left to right).. if you look out towards the
tower, the thrashed is only maybe 20 feet or so begins the cylinder blocks.

David Funke, Manchester CT

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> 6/9 - Rentschler Field, East Hartford - 1 drive-by Upland just inside the
> chain link fence, on the road south of Cabelas. Easy to see since they keep
> the grass extremely short.
>
> Andrew Dasinger
> South Glastonbury
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Date: 6/9/17 7:12 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Premature send. Closed areas.
As I was saying. Birders provide a lot of low impact policing of these areas. This should be taken into consideration.
Mark Danforth, Tolland.

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Date: 6/9/17 7:08 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Loss of birding habitat.
Maybe it's better for the birds when we lose access, but then monitoring these areas is also lost. I agree with Nick. Many birders have performed a policing
At these locations and

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Date: 6/9/17 5:53 am
From: Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rentschler Upland Sandpiper
6/9 - Rentschler Field, East Hartford - 1 drive-by Upland just inside the chain link fence, on the road south of Cabelas. Easy to see since they keep the grass extremely short.

Andrew Dasinger
South Glastonbury

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Date: 6/9/17 4:59 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gate Code
I have no insider knowledge, but something tells me that these acts
were not committed by birders (it's not like the gate is the only way
to access the place...). Yet birders have to pay the price. A
disturbing recent trend in CT (see Rocky Hill and River Road
closures), which continues to suffer not only loss of habitat but also
loss of access to the best of what little we have left.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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> I guess this is why we can't have nice things.
>
> Sad.
> On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 09:38 Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <
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>> In response to a number of disrespectful acts, littering, vandalism and
>> other incidents the gate code at Stratford Point has been changed. We
>> will not be able to share the new code at this time and apologize for the
>> inconvenience.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>> Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
>> Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
>> Stratford Point is on Facebook:
>> https://www.facebook.com/StratfordPoint/
>> The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook.
>> https://www.facebook.com/AudubonAlliance/
>>
>> Plants for Birds!
>> Join Audubon supporters as we plant 1 million native plants for birds
>> across the country!
>> Find the best plants in your area on Audubon's new Plants for Birds
>> Database here<http://ct.audubon.org/plantsforbirds>
>> ...and check out this cool video about the campaign here!<
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Date: 6/9/17 3:04 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Skimmers continue
Westport- Cockenoe Island- seen from the west facing side of Compo Beach- 4 Black Skimmers continue

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 6/8/17 8:08 pm
From: Pam and Phil via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3754, Issue 1

I was also there in the afternoon and saw in addition to the below:
Black? Crowned night heron
Black billed cuckoo

Message: 5
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 17:45:48 -0400
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
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6/7 Milford, connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, high tide
receding, 60F, cloudy/overcast.
At 10 am the female osprey was on the perch preening, til 11:30, male on the
nest.
Around 11:30, she began calling, the male flew off the nest and female went
onto the nest. Male flew off and returned with a fish. He ate til 12:25pm,
then brought the rest of the fish to the female, and she took it to the
perch to eat, while male went onto the nest. No drama today.
Nice quiet family scene.
On the marsh, 36 Mute swans, 4 Great egrets, far out.
On the grounds- 6 Purple martins sitting on gourds, Purple martin cam is in
a nest with 2 eggs.
6 Common grackles, 3 Robins, 3 Starlings(2 adults, 1Juvenile), 2 Tree
swallows (house sparrows seem to have taken over the swallow nest box
outside the windows facing the marsh), D.C. Cormorants far out, 2 Red winged
blackbirds, 1 female Cardinal, 2 Mourning doves, Family of House finches (2
adults & 2 juveniles feeding).
Bev Propen, Orange



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Date: 6/8/17 5:38 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow Baltimore Oriole
This morning I had one of those "yellow" colored male Baltimore Orioles recently discussed on this list. It was at Machimoodus State Park, East Haddam, around the first small pond to your left. It was bright yellow, and in close proximity to two normal bright orange male orioles that were chasing each other around. I got good views of all three with binoculars and that was the only difference in plumage. This is the first time I have ever seen that.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 6/8/17 2:55 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford, Bridgeport & Milford highlights June 8
6/8  While conducting Piping Plover/Least Tern monitoring today I saw:
Long Beach/Long Beach West: male GREATER SCAUP (offshore near entrance-probably same individual from last month), 1 Common Loon, 12 species shorebirds with 4 nesters (Am Oystercatcher, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Willet) and 8 late northbound migrants (1 Black-bellied Plover, 3 Semipalmated Plover, 3 Ruddy Turnstone, 10 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Least Sandpiper, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 135 Semipalmated Sandpiper).
Pleasure Beach: 1 female LONG-TAILED DUCK, family of 5 Common Ravens.
Short Beach:  6 BLACK SKIMMERS, 1 Greater Yellowlegs.
Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 6/8/17 9:13 am
From: Marty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT: warblers
Does anyone know of any research that investigated why the color yellow is in so many species of warblers?

Marty
New Milford

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Date: 6/8/17 3:28 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Skimmers
Westport- Compo Beach- 4 Black Skimmers continue at Cockenoe Island

These birds can be seen from Compo Beach easily with a scope from the west facing beach ( with picnic tables) early in the morning before 7am. And the comings and goings of the Egrets, herons, and Terns is a delight to observe!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 6/7/17 4:28 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 6/5 and 6/7/17 two quiet days
Probably because of the weather, in part, the birds were not very active
Monday or today. But many species are in the middle of their nesting cycle
now and maybe they are keeping quiet. I had a Black-billed Cuckoo both days,
in different locations but the same area. I am hearing and seeing more
Cedar Waxwings almost daily now, and a few more Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. Today
I heard 3 different Acadian Flycatchers for the first time at BHYF. Also,
there are more Least Flycatchers this year, or at least I am finding more.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 5, 2017 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
58 species

Mallard 1
Wild Turkey 8 hen and 7 poults
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 8
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Calling repeatedly while I was there Axe
factory road
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 12
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 10
Warbling Vireo 7
Red-eyed Vireo 20
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 3
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 20
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 5
Yellow Warbler 12
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Pine Warbler 5
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 8
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37457582

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 7, 2017 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
56 species (+1 other taxa)

Wild Turkey 1 hen and 6 poults
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Buteo sp. 1
Mourning Dove 9
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Least Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Blue-headed Vireo 10
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 20
Blue Jay 10
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Veery 12
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 8
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 20
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 15
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Pine Warbler 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 15
Canada Warbler 6
Chipping Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 6
Scarlet Tanager 10
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Baltimore Oriole 6
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/7/17 2:47 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
6/7 Milford, connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, high tide
receding, 60F, cloudy/overcast.
At 10 am the female osprey was on the perch preening, til 11:30, male on
the nest.
Around 11:30, she began calling, the male flew off the nest and female went
onto the nest. Male flew off and returned with a fish. He ate til 12:25pm,
then brought the rest of the fish to the female, and she took it to the
perch to eat, while male went onto the nest. No drama today.
Nice quiet family scene.
On the marsh, 36 Mute swans, 4 Great egrets, far out.
On the grounds- 6 Purple martins sitting on gourds, Purple martin cam is in
a nest with 2 eggs.
6 Common grackles, 3 Robins, 3 Starlings(2 adults, 1Juvenile), 2 Tree
swallows (house sparrows seem to have taken over the swallow nest box
outside the windows facing the marsh), D.C. Cormorants far out, 2 Red
winged blackbirds, 1 female Cardinal, 2 Mourning doves, Family of House
finches (2 adults & 2 juveniles feeding).
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 6/7/17 1:22 pm
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch in Hamden
6/7, 2:30 pm in Hamden (Spring Glen) - I was surprised and delighted to see a female Red-breasted Nuthatch going to our seed feeders this afternoon — a very unusual occurrence in our yard at this time of year

Flo McBride

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> Subject: [CT Birds] Adult Coopers Hawk Preston
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> While eating dinner tonight with Mary I spotted an adult Coopers Hawk emerge
> for the woods across the street and land in the mid-canopy over the road.
> Probably female sized since my first thought when it emerged was it was one
> of the Red-shoulders that have been buzzing low through the yard lately with
> various songbirds in chase. Haven't seen a Coop here since the migration,
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Date: 6/7/17 12:22 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Cuckoo
Amazingly I heard one last Saturday in the Guilford Timberlands Preserve. The place is ravaged by chomping and pooping caterpillars and as I was dog walking in there I thought about cuckoos. Just as I got home I heard one calling.
Joe in North Madison

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On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 3:17 PM, fran holloway via CTBirds<ctbirds...> wrote: From Fran and Tom Holloway
6/7/17 - Killingworth, Chatfield Hollow S.P. - 8:30 am, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo close to the boardwalk, calling.  Besides that just a pair of Warbling Vireos, many Yellow Warblers, Redstarts, and a Common Yellowthroat.
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Date: 6/7/17 12:17 pm
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Cuckoo
From Fran and Tom Holloway
6/7/17 - Killingworth, Chatfield Hollow S.P. - 8:30 am, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo close to the boardwalk, calling. Besides that just a pair of Warbling Vireos, many Yellow Warblers, Redstarts, and a Common Yellowthroat.
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Date: 6/6/17 4:10 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Adult Coopers Hawk Preston
While eating dinner tonight with Mary I spotted an adult Coopers Hawk emerge
for the woods across the street and land in the mid-canopy over the road.
Probably female sized since my first thought when it emerged was it was one
of the Red-shoulders that have been buzzing low through the yard lately with
various songbirds in chase. Haven't seen a Coop here since the migration,
hopefully there's a nest somewhere near here.



Dave Provencher

Preston CT.

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Date: 6/6/17 10:20 am
From: Parrot via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Adult Bald Eagle in Ashford
About 12:30 pm over Seckar Road.

Ron, Ashford

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Date: 6/6/17 8:55 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bent Red-headed Woodpecker
A beautiful adult Red-headed Woodpecker just visited the feeders at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury. It goes nicely with the singing Acadian Flycatchers Hooded Warblers and the tame feeder visiting Grosbeaks and Indigo Buntings. And the Pileated Woodpecker that just called made it a near Woodpecker sweep, minus the Sapsucker. With MOB.

Patrick Comins, Audubon Connecticut

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Date: 6/6/17 5:34 am
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Batterson Pond, Farmington
The dates should read 6/6.



Paul Cianfaglione
Canton
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Date: 6/6/17 5:32 am
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Batterson Pond, Farmington
6/2 Farmington, Batterson Pond - 1 RUDDY DUCK.
6/2 Canton, property adjacent to Roaring Brook Nature Center - 1 adult
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK.


Paul Cianfaglione
Canton
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Date: 6/5/17 1:15 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
Wouldn't you know it? After posting yesterday about turkey sightings I saw
just one today - a hen with at least 7 very tiny poults in tow.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/5/17 10:18 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long-tailed Ducks
6/4-5/17 Newtown 116 Alberts Hill Rd above Shepaug Dam 2 Long-tailed Ducks
Patrick Dugan
Stamford
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Date: 6/4/17 8:21 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
Don-2 days ago, Ernie Harris and I watched a turkey hen lying on the ground-with a tom standing on her back. Hmmm-wonder what that was about. We were in a car within 20 feet-and no camera. So breeding season is underway now. I had also thought that they would be finished breeding by now.

Rob Mirer
Moodus

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To: <nosbird...>
Cc: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Turkeys

Every year I see a few Turkeys in the BHYF area, sometimes alone, usually
in small flocks. But this year I have no idea what is going on. For weeks,
starting in April, I saw a single Turkey almost every day. And almost never
more than one at a time and usually in a different location every day.
But suddenly I am seeing small flocks of 5 or 6 with both Toms and hens.
And yet, I still have not seen a single poult.
I don't know the exact timing but I think this is around the end of the
nesting season. Shouldn't I be seeing hens or groups of hens with a whole
bunch of poults?

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/4/17 8:06 pm
From: Robert J. Cartoceti via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
Claudia:

On the Western CT Bird Club count this morning in Southbury, we had a single Turkey hen at one location sprawled on the ground.: upon approaching, she raised up quickly to reveal seven very tiny polts which scattered from beneath her. They must be an early clutch but in keeping with the dates Paul has mentioned for New York State fledglings.

Bob Cartoceti
Southbury

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> On Jun 4, 2017, at 10:55 PM, cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> See below for Pauls response re fledgling dates
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> From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: 6/3/17 2:13 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: Connecticut Ornithological Association <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
>
> Claudia, according to “Birds of New York State” the dates for fledglings range from June 1 to September 7. I would imagine Connecticut dates would be about the same. So you are in the ball park for your observation.
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> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/4/17 7:56 pm
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Turkeys


See below for Pauls response re fledgling dates


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

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Date: 6/3/17 2:13 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Connecticut Ornithological Association <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys

Claudia, according to “Birds of New York State” the dates for fledglings range from June 1 to September 7. I would imagine Connecticut dates would be about the same. So you are in the ball park for your observation.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/4/17 7:35 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 6-4-17, Ashford/Union. Better weather and more birds
For the first time in a while the birds were quite active today. I saw a
family of L Waterthrushes today with at least 2 fledglings. Also, finally,
my first Bald Eagle of the season. This year I have also been finding
species in locations where I had not seen or heard them before.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 4, 2017 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
64 species

Wild Turkey 11
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 1 FOY
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 9
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Calling - in Union
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 7
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Blue-headed Vireo 8
Warbling Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 20
Blue Jay 9
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 13
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 12
Ovenbird 25
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 7 Including a family of at least 2 fledglings
and 2 adults
Northern Waterthrush 4
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 12
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 8
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 7
Yellow Warbler 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler 9
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 7
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 6
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 9
Scarlet Tanager 12
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 8
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37392477



Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/4/17 7:23 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Turkeys
Every year I see a few Turkeys in the BHYF area, sometimes alone, usually
in small flocks. But this year I have no idea what is going on. For weeks,
starting in April, I saw a single Turkey almost every day. And almost never
more than one at a time and usually in a different location every day.
But suddenly I am seeing small flocks of 5 or 6 with both Toms and hens.
And yet, I still have not seen a single poult.
I don't know the exact timing but I think this is around the end of the
nesting season. Shouldn't I be seeing hens or groups of hens with a whole
bunch of poults?

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/4/17 6:55 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven Nighthawk
Inspired by Florence and Larry, prompted by Steve, I slipped into the evening to stake out the New Haven nighthawk haunt, at the corner of Mansfield and Munson Streets. The skies were lowering, a sprinkle of water fell in my eyes. Untoward Yale types walked by, and a dealer in used appliances shared my corner. A raccoon, too friendly for my tastes tried to make my acquaintance. The bird, the nighthawk, remember the nighthawk? This is a post about a nighthawk. It did appear, offering its plaintive fart-like call at 8:26pm, putting on an aerial show for at least ten minutes. I then stole away. Mark

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Date: 6/4/17 5:19 pm
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Summer Bird Count
Greeting Birders!


Next weekend (June 10-11th) is the Hartford Summer Bird Count. The Summer Count conflicts with graduations, vacations, etc. and we are always in need of help from the Connecticut birding community. If anyone plans on birding some of the Hartford area's prime birding spots or anywhere else within the Hartford Circle next weekend, I would very much appreciate your forwarding me a list of all birds seen and heard as well as the time spent. Areas of note include Station 43, the Hockanum River area in East Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery, what's left of Rentschler Field, etc.


The Center of Hartford's Count is the Old State House in downtown Hartford and the Count area includes all of Hartford, West Hartford and East Hartford and portions of South Windsor, Windsor, Bloomfield, Newington, Wethersfield, Glastonbury and Manchester. Rocky Hill Meadows is also within the territory,however, access to the Meadows is now restricted. Fortunately, we have that area covered by special arrangement.


Any assistance with this Count would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know should you have any interest in participating.


Jay Kaplan, Compiler
Hartford Summer Bird Count
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Date: 6/4/17 1:23 pm
From: Cédric Duhalde via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Falkner Island flybys
Hey all,

I'm working on Falkner Island this summer with the Common and Roseate Tern
colony, and during one of our resighting stints, I observed an
alternate-plumaged BLACK TERN at 10:30 AM (presumably the same bird people
have been reporting from Sherwood Island) join the foraging flock on the
western side of the island. There were also 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS and a
LAUGHING GULL that appeared shortly thereafter in the same vicinity.
On a different note, we've already detected upwards of 48 ROST nests, which
is more than this time last year according to the wildlife biologist. Not
all nests will necessarily be successful, but it's a good start already!

Cheers and good birding,
Cédric Duhalde
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Date: 6/4/17 10:59 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cuckoo Action
While in Southwick, Massachusetts this morning just over the state line from Connecticut I played a Yellow Billed Cuckoo tape since I need it for Massachusetts. Right away a cuckoo responded and flew in right in front of me. BUT it was a Black Billed Cuckoo! Was surprised that he responded to the Yellow Billed’s call. Darn it!


Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/4/17 9:44 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scoters, West Haven
From Steve Spector, 6/4/17, around noon, just off of the breakwater at Jimmy's of Savin Rock in West Haven, adult male Black Scoter; further out, 2 White-winged Scoters, 2 Common Loon; at Sandy Point, West Haven, 14 species of shorebirds recorded for Summer Count include Red Knot, Short-billed Dowitcher, White-rumped Sandpiper, Dunlin.  Also Clapper Rail and Saltmarsh Sparrow.  <charsjs...>
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Date: 6/4/17 8:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights by boat- Red-necked Grebe
Westport- Cockenoe Island and Norwalk Islands area-
Red-necked Grebe in stunning breeding plumage spotted between Seymour's Rock and Saugatuck Shores sitting on the water,still some nice shorebirds including 26 American Oystercatchers (sadly only 4 juvenile birds),Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers,80 Ruddy Turnstones, 3 Red Knots,Dunlin,& Semipalmated Sandpipers,( no Purple Sandpipers, we checked hard for these,no Black Skimmers either),4 Tern species including Least,Roseate,& Forster's(1 of each), and lots of nesting Common.

Note that earlier this morning I had a Black Tern,seen from Sherwood Island and shortly thereafter, Jory Teltser and Aidan Kiley saw the Black Tern from Compo Beach.So 5 Tern species were seen in Westport this morning.

Tina Green
with AJ & Sue Hand
Westport
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Date: 6/4/17 8:26 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagle/Osprey interaction
Yesterday while at Circle Beach boat launch in Madison, we saw an Osprey power dive on a soaring Bald Eagle that the osprey felt encroached on its air space above its nest. The bald eagle executed a nimble barrel role to extend its talons skyward. I have never seen an eagle move that fast even when chasing osprey to steal their fish. It was over in a split second and the eagle casually left the scene of the confrontation. Russ Smiley caught it in a series of pictures that really capture the moment, and which he posted on eBird.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37354086

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 6/4/17 7:13 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lower CT River night marsh birding
Phil Rusch, Nick Bonomo, and I searched marshes in Essex, Old Saybrook, and Old Lyme last night from 9pm to 1am. We covered only a percentage of quality territory and did not get to some known locations good for marsh birds. It was an interesting night with a lot of persistent territorial calling of Virginia Rails - 21 total including at least nine at one location. Also of note was a King/Clapper Rail. We had both cuckoos at one stop. As expected, Marsh Wrens were ubiquitous, while Willow Flycatchers and Swamp Sparrows were vocal at several places. Phil and I did a similar route last weekend and had less rails (no moon a factor?), but two Least Bitterns. Three species of owls called spontaneously. Little wind on both nights optimized listening range.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 6/4/17 7:07 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fisher Meadows, Avon plus a goodie from yesterday in Hampton.
This morning I encountered a very secretive mourning warbler in a very brushy Riverside area at Fisher Meadows Park in Avon. The bird didn't seem to be singing its complete song but was doing enough so that I picked it up. Seeing it was pretty difficult.

Brown thrashers have become a fairly difficult to find species in the Hartford area, but Fisher Meadows is a notable hold out spot for them. I was pleased to note two in fairly widely separated spaces, so hopefully that represents two different pairs of birds. In my travels I heard three yellow billed cuckoos in the park. I'm sure many of you have noticed that this is a good year for Cuckoos. I've seen a lot of tent caterpillar action in the eastern part of the state in particular – I'm sure that until the inevitable spraying occurs cuckoos will be doing particularly well in that part of the state.

Yesterday while looking for insects in Hampton, I encountered a late Swainson's thrush. I don't believe I've ever seen one in Connecticut in June before.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT

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Date: 6/4/17 3:55 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Black Tern
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- gorgeous adult Black Tern in breeding plumage headed west and towards Cockenoe Island. Optimum seawatching conditions now.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 6/3/17 6:23 pm
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk, New Haven
6/3, about 8:50 pm, Yale greenhouses on Mansfield St. New Haven: one Common Nighthawk heard and then seen.

Flo and Mike McBride
Hamden
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Date: 6/3/17 5:48 pm
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
I'd like to thank everyone for alerting us about the danger to cats from permethrin. I was unaware of this, and did some research after hearing about it. While it seems as though it is safe once it is dry, if you have cats that like to lick things --as mine do sometimes -- you may want to either avoid permethrin altogether, or completely keep your clothes that were treated with it away from the cats. One article suggested keeping the clothes outside and changing before entering the house, and showering well after wearing them. Permethrin is very, very dangerous to cats.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

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From: "Roy Harvey via CTBirds" <ctbirds...>
To: <Mntncougar...>, "ctbirds" <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:41:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS

Don said: "I think you'll find that BugsAway and other "permanent" insect repelling clothing use permethrin as the repellent."

Correct. From Consumer Reports:

"We tested L.L.Bean’s permethrin-treated Crew shirt ($80, 100 percent polyester); and two similar ExOfficio shirts, the Bugsaway Breez’r ($85, 100 percent nylon) and the Talisman ($85, 60 percent cotton/40 percent polyester). All three products are treated with 0.52 percent permethrin, the industry standard. The manufacturers of all three shirts claim the permethrin will last for 70 washes. We tested them new, and after 25 washes."

IN THE SAME ARTICLE they make a point that DEET was more effective, and using BOTH works best. Read the entire article and draw your own conclusions.


"Plus, none of the permethrin-treated shirts were as effective against bites as an ordinary shirt that was sprayed with deet. And it’s worth noting: The shirts don’t eliminate the need for using an effective repellent on your skin. In fact, the manufacturers stress the importance of wearing the clothing along with a repellent.

http://www.consumerreports.org/insect-repellents/permethrin-treated-clothing-mosquito-bites/
Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 6/3/17 5:18 pm
From: John A Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian tern
As noted in the initial report, it is Spicer's marina.

John Calogero

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Date: 6/3/17 4:09 pm
From: John A Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spicer's
Is in West Cove, one peninsula west of the Mystic River. Surrounded by Noank on east and Groton Long Point to west. Bird was headed west, alone as is common with Caspians.

John Calogero

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Date: 6/3/17 1:04 pm
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Towns please!
I am pretending to be Roy for just one minute while I remind everyone to please include the town of your sighting!! Thanks. That info is obviously very helpful!

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 6/3/17 12:10 pm
From: Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied flycatcher
Yellow-bellied flycatcher calling incessantly for 10 minutes at Trout Brook
in Easton at 1:30 on the white trail beyond the white barricade.
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Date: 6/3/17 11:28 am
From: John Calogero via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian tern
Flew over Spicer's marina at 2:20 today.

John Calogero

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Date: 6/3/17 11:14 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkeys
Claudia, according to “Birds of New York State” the dates for fledglings range from June 1 to September 7. I would imagine Connecticut dates would be about the same. So you are in the ball park for your observation.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/3/17 9:19 am
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Turkeys !!!


Mama is here now with 6 very little ones.  Isn't this a bit early ?  
Claudia longmore Wethersfield 


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Date: 6/3/17 8:20 am
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Samuel Wheeler Reed Park, Bloomfield
6/3 Bloomfield, Samuel Wheeler Reed Park - 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARK,
approximately 50 BOBOLINK.

Paul Cianfaglione
Canton
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Date: 6/3/17 7:57 am
From: Ben Silano via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raven screaming!!
Raven screaming!!!
Here's a possible topic for some much needed info.
At one of the properties I work on, there is a lone raven that walks around the field screaming. I do know some of the reasons why a raven would be doing this. Just wanted to put the question out there to the group. See if anyone might share reasons why they do this.

Thanks!
Ben
New Hartford

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Date: 6/3/17 4:08 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning Warbler - Hamden
Hamden - Small bridge near intersection of Broadway and Ives. Seen and
heard singing. Good bird for NH summer bird count.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 6/2/17 8:29 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Naugatuck SF Whip-poor-wills
On the New Haven Bird Club's Whip-poor-will walk at the end of Hunters Mt Rd tonight we had at least 4, but possibly a 5th Whip-poor-will calling. We also had a distant Barred Owl calling.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott

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Date: 6/2/17 3:42 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw, Yale Forest, 6-2-17, Ashford/Union: Golden Eagle. Really!
This is probably my surprise for the year. I am well aware that this
sighting is out of date range/location, but the look I had was good enough to be
certain. Below is my description from Ebird, which pretty much says it all:
Juvenile or immature Golden Eagle. Bird was sighted north of Boston
Hollow, Ashford, near the end of Boston Hollow Road. Very large, dark bird with
extremely visible white patches in the middle of each wing panel. Bird
never flapped a wing during 10 minutes of observation (sometimes obscured by
trees).
It was being shadowed by 1 Red-tailed Hawk and 1 Broad-winged Hawk, both
of which looked quite small in comparison. The Broad-wing, in particular,
repeatedly dove on the larger bird, which showed no reaction whatsoever. I
had a rather distant but very good look in bright sunshine, which made the
white patches almost glow when the bird circled and the undersides of the
wings were illuminated. I had no question on the ID.

A second Acadian Flycatcher today also, in a new location. It was over a
mile from the first one, which was still in the same spot.


Also, after 8 years or so of never seeing one, a second American Woodcock
in 2 trips, this time in the middle of the road trying to look invisible.
To simplify things I've added pics of today's bird onto the end of the
file of the first bird. Last 5 pics are new:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jksg4pj1ambaj5z/AAA1zV5lgbaq8Li5eWrWpZaOa?dl=0


Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
Jun 2, 2017 7:50 AM - 1:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)
58 species

Golden Eagle 1 Juvenile or immature Golden Eagle. Bird was sighted
north of Boston Hollow, Ashford, near the end of Boston Hollow Road. Very
large, dark bird with extremely visible white patches in the middle of each
wing panel. Bird never flapped a wing during 10 minutes of observation
(sometimes obscured by trees).
It was being shadowed by 1 Red-tailed Hawk and 1 Broad-winged Hawk, both
of which looked quite small in comparison. The Broad-wing, in particular,
repeatedly dove on the larger bird, which showed no reaction whatsoever. I
had a rather distant but very good look in bright sunshine, which made the
white patches almost glow when the bird circled and the undersides of the
wings were illuminated. I had no question on the ID.
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Adult and nestling.
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Woodcock 1 2nd in 2 trips after never having one in the
area before. This time in the middle of the road, trying to hide by being
still.
Barred Owl 1 Calling near the Ashford/Union line
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2 A second bird found today, calling. More than a
mile from the original one, which was still on site.
Least Flycatcher 6
Eastern Phoebe 12
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 7
Red-eyed Vireo 25
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 9
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 12
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 10
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 15
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 7
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 6
Chipping Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 10
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Baltimore Oriole 12
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 4

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/2/17 1:55 pm
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [NOSbird] TICKS -and permethrin and cats

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Date: 6/2/17 1:25 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [NOSbird] TICKS -and permethrin and cats
I am a cat lover and was a cat owner for many years, but the last one was
gone before I ever used permethrin, so I knew nothing about any issues. But
the question of cat safety has come up several times since I posted on
this. I looked it up on Google and the unanimous answer seems to be that it is
safe for pets once it dries thoroughly.
If you are interested in reading the safety precautions on the label, look
up "Permethrin for ticks" or something similar on Amazon, and you will get
a page with the product that shows the complete label. All it says is
"hazards for humans and domestic animals". It does not single out cats. There
is also an interesting and informative video you can watch, by the
manufacturer, of course.
There are many pages that address this on line and all say it is safe once
it is dried. However it does not say what would happen with clothing that
gets wet from dew, etc., as mine often does in the morning.
I think the answer for me would be to keep the treated clothing, even when
dry away from my animals (not let them lie on my lap or etc.) That should
be easy enough to do in a drawer or clothes bag or etc. But If you have
cats I would consider carefully what is right for you.
I treat my clothing outdoors, draped over a split rail fence on a sunny
day, and there is no doubt that if there is any breeze it will blow to some
extent. I would make sure no cats are in the area then or find another way.
But it dries very quickly in the sunshine, and you can put it away in an
hour or two. It's dry to the touch in 15 minutes.
In case anyone wonders, I have absolutely no "interest" in this product. I
am a user and I posted because it is useful to me and might be to others.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct


In a message dated 6/2/2017 7:18:42 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<msamhiggins...> writes:

Ann, do they have to come in contact with it (cats, I mean), or just have
to breathe it to be toxic to them?

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On Jun 2, 2017, at 6:57 AM, Ann Lewis <_annmlewis59...>
(mailto:<annmlewis59...>) [nosbird] <_nosbird...>
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Be aware, though, that permethrin is very toxic to cats.

On Jun 1, 2017 5:19 PM, "<_Mntncougar...> (mailto:<Mntncougar...>)
[nosbird]" <_nosbird...> (mailto:<nosbird...>) >
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If you read nothing else, read the last paragraph, because that's the real
point of this post.

Since I've been birding I have just accepted ticks of all kinds as just
one of the hazards of being outdoors. I was relatively easy for me, since
years ago when i was more of a hiker I had to cope with the same problems. I
don't like them but I live with them.
But this year is different.
My solution has always been simply to do frequent tick checks when ever in
the woods or brushy/grassy areas and again as soon as I get home and can
strip down. Even so, I've been bitten by 2 dog ticks this year. I will tell
you first hand that DEET does nothing to deter them, and other mosquito
type repellents even less. I've been told that some "natural" remedies work,
but I'll let others trust them.
If you get a tick on your pants watch it for a moment before you dispose
of it. You will be amazed at how fast they sometimes climb up your leg.
Within a minute or two they can be at your waist band, and if you have an
untucked shirt, that means on your upper body skin in another minute or so.
And of course, If your pants are untucked they may climb up under them as
well. That's even worse. I know.
They can even be up high enough in the brush that they can drop down on
your head, neck and shoulders too, but for me that has been rare. However I
just met someone the other day who had 2 on the back of her neck, inside her
shirt.

I am NOT trying scare everyone indoors for the summer. It's not pleasant
but I deal with it, and so can you.
Here's what I always do and what I am doing this year. Number one is
frequent tick checks, as above. If you are in a brushy or grassy area that means
at least every 5 minutes or so, particularly if you have been moving
around. While I do believe that most ticks jump from brush, etc, I think they
also jump from the ground, because I have found many while I was in a
completely open area with no vegetation more than 6 inches or so high. Usually
they are just a few inches above pants cuffs in that case.
This may also work for you, but I don't do it. Tuck your pants in your
socks. It is often recommended but I find it very uncomfortable and they
usually pull out quickly.

I travel a lot out west and chiggers are the biggest problem there, but
there is one solution that works for both. PERMETHRIN. You don't ever put it
on yourself. Treat your clothing and let it dry. I treat my pants and
socks. It's easy to find, Walmart sells it, but its a little cheaper and in
larger quantities online (Amazon, etc., brand name I use is Sawyer). I have
finally broken down and treated my clothes now for ticks and will continue
this year unless the problem abates. It's easy to use, sprays on, and will
last up to 6 weeks through 4 washings, or so they say. I've never had damage
of any kind to clothing and once dry, no smell either. Permethrin doesn't
just repel ticks. If they come in contact it will actually kill them. Good
stuff. If you plan to be out a lot, try it. If you can afford them, places
like LL Bean even sell clothing that is supposedly permanently treated.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct









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Date: 6/2/17 12:56 pm
From: Stephen McLaughlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Topsmead bobolinks
Topsmead state park - Litchfield, Ct


Quite the display of breeding males. Maybe 8 and one female that I saw.

From parking lot walk toward Clark Cottage. Bobolinks are in field behind (west) of cottage.

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Date: 6/2/17 12:19 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plainville and Bristol birding this morning
    I went to Tomasso Nature Preserve in Plainville this morning.  The BANK SWALLOW colony has a few nest holes started, but most of the birds were foraging above the sand bank.  I saw a PEREGRINE FALCON soaring over the old landfill area, and then went into a dive behind the hill.  I'm not sure if this would be a late migrant or if there might be some nesting activity going on in the area.  There area plenty of cliff faces and radio towers in the area that might be available to them.  Also saw an ORCHARD ORIOLE on the berm between the two ponds.    In the Chippen's Hill area of Bristol, I went in search of BOBOLINKS and found some on Marsh Rd.in the field across from the golf course entrance, and on Hill St. in the fields just north of James P Casey Rd (viewed from pull-off on road).  At Roberts Field off Perkin's St. (aka Bristol Dog Park), there were at least 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS singing from the grasses below the barn.  Also heard a BROWN THRASHER in the southeast corner of the field.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 6/2/17 5:22 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
I take all the precautions mentioned by Don, plus one additional step. As soon as I get home from the field, I throw all my clothes in the dryer and spin them at HIGH heat for 20 minutes. This is probably overkill, as 10 minutes is supposed to be sufficient. I once spent six weeks in the hospital with severe Lyme disease, so I prefer to err on the side of caution...

Here's a link about killing the nasty things with dry heat:

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/like-to-kill-ticks-put-them-in-dryer/

John Weeks
North Granby


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Date: 6/2/17 5:06 am
From: Nancy Specht via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Ticks/Permethrin
On word of caution about Permethrin. It is very toxic to cats, so make sure your cats do not come contact with it or with your treated clothing. One solution is to immediately put your treated clothing in a plastic bag when you get home.

Nancy Specht
Hamden
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Date: 6/1/17 7:43 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
Don said: "I think you'll find that BugsAway and other "permanent" insect repelling clothing use permethrin as the repellent."

Correct. From Consumer Reports:

"We tested L.L.Bean’s permethrin-treated Crew shirt ($80, 100 percent polyester); and two similar ExOfficio shirts, the Bugsaway Breez’r ($85, 100 percent nylon) and the Talisman ($85, 60 percent cotton/40 percent polyester). All three products are treated with 0.52 percent permethrin, the industry standard. The manufacturers of all three shirts claim the permethrin will last for 70 washes. We tested them new, and after 25 washes."

IN THE SAME ARTICLE they make a point that DEET was more effective, and using BOTH works best. Read the entire article and draw your own conclusions.


"Plus, none of the permethrin-treated shirts were as effective against bites as an ordinary shirt that was sprayed with deet. And it’s worth noting: The shirts don’t eliminate the need for using an effective repellent on your skin. In fact, the manufacturers stress the importance of wearing the clothing along with a repellent.

http://www.consumerreports.org/insect-repellents/permethrin-treated-clothing-mosquito-bites/
Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 6/1/17 7:16 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Pond nighthawks
Between 8 and 8:30 tonight I had a total of 35 Common Nighthawks moving over Little Pond at White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield. Couldn't find the Common Gallinule though.
Greg HanisekWaterbury
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Date: 6/1/17 7:08 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GBHE nest thriving, &c. - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Hamden, Jun 1, 2017
Waite St. bridge GBHE nest has at least three chicks, plus two adults, plus a stray adult in the area.

Finally, I think the Osprey nest will be productive, now in its 3rd year. I saw one bring a fish to the nest -- although it had to pass through Red-winged Blackbird harassment along the way!

2nd Baltimore Oriole nest found, on Gordon, just off Waite, in the maple tree. And I think I saw an Orchard Oriole flying about, too.

Some video posted to CT Audubon photos FB page.

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jun 1, 2017
> Date: June 1, 2017 at 9:57:15 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Jun 1, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 28 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Mute Swan 2
> Wood Duck 1 upper lake near Mill River mouth
> Great Blue Heron 6 Nest clearly has at least three chicks.
> Great Egret 1
> Osprey 2 I saw one osprey with a fish fly to the nest & visit the one who was on the nest. This was from a distance, so I couldn't see much of what went on. Nest remained occupied when I got to the Waite St. bridge. Third year at this platform, and best results so far.
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 2
> Chimney Swift 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Singing behind us all the day. RWA kettle now a marsh.
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Calling several times, in RWA kettle marsh.
> Eastern Kingbird 2 Up near Mill River mouth
> Warbling Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 1
> Barn Swallow 4 at least
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 8 One male dive bombs the osprey, & I think nests in the tree by the platform.
> Common Grackle 2
> Baltimore Oriole 3 Two occupied nests, the one in the elm at the bridge (noted prior) and a second in the maple tree by the Web Brook marsh on Gordon near Waite. 1st major branches over road, about 20' up.
>
> Third, dark-marked F in brush along west side of Whitney Ave. between bridge & Waite.
> House Finch 1 singing male on Mather
> American Goldfinch 2
> House Sparrow 10
>
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>
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Date: 6/1/17 6:59 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk
Awesome!
Mark often keeps a "weather eye out" for Nighthawks, as well!
An increasingly rare CT bird.

Regards,
Steve


From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:16 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk

From Larry Bausher:
6/1/17 - New Haven, Yale Greenhouses on Mansfield St near intersection with Hillside Pl.  The Mansfield St nighthawk showed at 8:15 pm, working the area high up until 8:21 pm, when it disappeared.  Count week at least for the New Haven SBC.

Larry Bausher,
West Haven
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Date: 6/1/17 6:16 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawk
From Larry Bausher:
6/1/17 - New Haven, Yale Greenhouses on Mansfield St near intersection with Hillside Pl. The Mansfield St nighthawk showed at 8:15 pm, working the area high up until 8:21 pm, when it disappeared. Count week at least for the New Haven SBC.

Larry Bausher,
West Haven
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Date: 6/1/17 6:07 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS





This post was kicked back as being too long so I eliminated my original
post. But in the meantime I learned that Lesley Roy is in the clothing
business.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct



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From: <Mntncougar...>
To: <lesley...>
CC: <ctbirds...>
Sent: 6/1/2017 8:56:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS


I think you'll find that BugsAway and other "permanent" insect repelling
clothing use permethrin as the repellent. And your TWO posts look
suspiciously like advertisements to me.
Permethrin has been used by our armed forces for something like 30 years
now, and if there were adverse effects I'm sure they'd have stopped using it
and we'd have heard about it. It needs to be used as directed.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct


In a message dated 6/1/2017 8:05:51 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<lesley...> writes:

Ticks bug almost everyone...but not me!

I hesitated to weigh in, but it is far too important a subject. The
environmental impact of applying Permethrin onto your clothing is harmful to
humans and insects. I have used this on numerous trips in Central & South
America but have come to understand that it is truly a nasty solution to the
problem of ticks, and harms many other insects critical to our beloved birds
of CT.


As a avid bird photographer, I have been known to camp out, "in the thick
of it" buggy spots for hours, if not days on end...usually as close to, or
flat out on the ground to get the shot!


My solution: I rely on a line of clothing called BugsAway. Often I am
wearing a hat, shirt, tank top, pants or shorts, a bandana, fingerless gloves
& socks all BugsAway and I can tell you: I don't even think about ticks. I
know these items are a little more expensive (but often on sale online),
as the repellent is treated right into the fabric. I feel compelled to ask
everyone to weigh the environmental impact of applying a highly toxic powder
or liquid that can come off in the field as we are moving about; against
the cost of buying preventative clothing that is a more environmentally
friendly choice.



ExOffico BugsAway
Also, I recently heard that using a lint roller rubbed with: Oil of Spike
Lavender and used in the field is also a great solution to remove ticks and
repel new ones, if you don't mind giving yourself the once over every now
and again!
Enjoy the outdoors and thank you for reading.


Respectfully,


Lesley Roy
New Haven


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Date: 6/1/17 5:37 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migrating Brant
Good question Paul. Snow geese feed more terrestrially, meaning marshy
habitat and grasslands. Brant feed more aquatically. It may well be just
that the Arctic food source for Snow Geese is available sooner than the
Arctic food sources for Brant since the Brant need to wait for ice melt and
open water.

Dave Provencher

On Jun 1, 2017 8:14 PM, "Paul Desjardins via CTBirds" <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Concerning Stefan’s report today of migrating Brant at such a late date I
> have often wondered why Brant delay migrating up to the arctic. As everyone
> knows Snow Geese return to the arctic much sooner than Brant and yet both
> species nest at the same latitude. Does anyone have any insight as to why
> their migration schedules are so different?
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/1/17 5:14 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migrating Brant
Concerning Stefan’s report today of migrating Brant at such a late date I have often wondered why Brant delay migrating up to the arctic. As everyone knows Snow Geese return to the arctic much sooner than Brant and yet both species nest at the same latitude. Does anyone have any insight as to why their migration schedules are so different?

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 6/1/17 4:20 pm
From: VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
Thanks Don.
Pete Vitali


From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: <nosbird...>
Cc: <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:19 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] TICKS

If you read nothing else, read the last paragraph, because  that's the real
point of this post.

Since I've been birding I have just accepted ticks of all kinds  as just
one of the hazards of being outdoors. I was relatively easy for me,  since
years ago when i was more of a hiker I had to cope with the same  problems. I
don't like them but I live with them.
But this year is different.
My solution has always been simply to do frequent tick checks  when ever in
the woods or brushy/grassy areas and again as soon as I get home  and can
strip down. Even so, I've been bitten by 2 dog ticks this year. I will  tell
you first hand that DEET does nothing to deter them, and other mosquito 
type repellents even less. I've been told that some "natural" remedies work,
but  I'll let others trust them.
If you get a tick on your pants watch it for a moment before  you dispose
of it. You will be amazed at how fast they sometimes climb up your  leg.
Within a minute or two they can be at your waist band, and if you have an 
untucked shirt, that means on your upper body skin in another minute or so.
And of course, If your pants are untucked they may climb up  under them as
well. That's even worse. I know.
They can even be up high enough in the brush that they can drop  down on
your head, neck and shoulders too, but for me that has been rare.  However I
just met someone the other day who had 2 on the back of her neck,  inside her
shirt.

I am NOT trying scare everyone indoors for the summer. It's not  pleasant
but I deal with it, and so can you.
Here's what I always do and what I am doing this year. Number  one is
frequent tick checks, as above. If you are in a brushy or grassy area  that means
at least every 5 minutes or so, particularly if you have been moving 
around. While I do believe that most ticks jump from brush, etc, I think they 
also jump from the ground, because I have found many while I was in a
completely  open area with no vegetation more than 6 inches or so high. Usually they
are  just a few inches above pants cuffs in that case.
This may also work for you, but I don't do it. Tuck your pants  in your
socks. It is often recommended but I find it very uncomfortable and they 
usually pull out quickly.

I travel a lot out west and chiggers are the biggest problem  there, but
there is one solution that works for both. PERMETHRIN. You don't ever  put it
on yourself. Treat your clothing and let it dry. I treat my pants and 
socks. It's easy to find, Walmart sells it, but its a little cheaper and in 
larger quantities online (Amazon, etc., brand name I use is Sawyer). I have 
finally broken down and treated my clothes now for ticks and will continue this
year unless the problem abates. It's easy to use, sprays on, and will last
up to  6 weeks through 4 washings, or so they say. I've never had damage of
any kind to  clothing and once dry, no smell either. Permethrin doesn't
just repel ticks. If  they come in contact it will actually kill them. Good
stuff. If you plan to be  out a lot, try it. If you can afford them, places
like LL Bean even sell  clothing that is supposedly permanently treated.

Don Morgan
Coventry,  Ct
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Date: 6/1/17 4:20 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] TICKS
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Beware that PERMETHRIN is very toxic to cats. Read the label carefully!


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On Thursday, June 1, 2017, 5:19 PM, Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

If you read nothing else, read the last paragraph, because  that's the real
point of this post.

Since I've been birding I have just accepted ticks of all kinds  as just
one of the hazards of being outdoors. I was relatively easy for me,  since
years ago when i was more of a hiker I had to cope with the same  problems. I
don't like them but I live with them.
But this year is different.
My solution has always been simply to do frequent tick checks  when ever in
the woods or brushy/grassy areas and again as soon as I get home  and can
strip down. Even so, I've been bitten by 2 dog ticks this year. I will  tell
you first hand that DEET does nothing to deter them, and other mosquito 
type repellents even less. I've been told that some "natural" remedies work,
but  I'll let others trust them.
If you get a tick on your pants watch it for a moment before  you dispose
of it. You will be amazed at how fast they sometimes climb up your  leg.
Within a minute or two they can be at your waist band, and if you have an 
untucked shirt, that means on your upper body skin in another minute or so.
And of course, If your pants are untucked they may climb up  under them as
well. That's even worse. I know.
They can even be up high enough in the brush that they can drop  down on
your head, neck and shoulders too, but for me that has been rare.  However I
just met someone the other day who had 2 on the back of her neck,  inside her
shirt.

I am NOT trying scare everyone indoors for the summer. It's not  pleasant
but I deal with it, and so can you.
Here's what I always do and what I am doing this year. Number  one is
frequent tick checks, as above. If you are in a brushy or grassy area  that means
at least every 5 minutes or so, particularly if you have been moving 
around. While I do believe that most ticks jump from brush, etc, I think they 
also jump from the ground, because I have found many while I was in a
completely  open area with no vegetation more than 6 inches or so high. Usually they
are  just a few inches above pants cuffs in that case.
This may also work for you, but I don't do it. Tuck your pants  in your
socks. It is often recommended but I find it very uncomfortable and they 
usually pull out quickly.

I travel a lot out west and chiggers are the biggest problem  there, but
there is one solution that works for both. PERMETHRIN. You don't ever  put it
on yourself. Treat your clothing and let it dry. I treat my pants and 
socks. It's easy to find, Walmart sells it, but its a little cheaper and in 
larger quantities online (Amazon, etc., brand name I use is Sawyer). I have 
finally broken down and treated my clothes now for ticks and will continue this
year unless the problem abates. It's easy to use, sprays on, and will last
up to  6 weeks through 4 washings, or so they say. I've never had damage of
any kind to  clothing and once dry, no smell either. Permethrin doesn't
just repel ticks. If  they come in contact it will actually kill them. Good
stuff. If you plan to be  out a lot, try it. If you can afford them, places
like LL Bean even sell  clothing that is supposedly permanently treated.

Don Morgan
Coventry,  Ct
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Date: 6/1/17 3:06 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Uncommon Shorebirds etc.
6/1. Stratford, Bridgeport - During my volunteer Piping Plover & Least Tern Monitoring walk, I saw the following:

1 RED KNOT and 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER among more common shorebirds at Long Beach West.

1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER with a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers at Pleasure Beach's jetty base.
Also, in the vegetated area of Pleasure Beach there was a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER (very unexpected here at this season, but I ruled out other rare Myiarchus species).
And a BANK SWALLOW flew west past the pavilion; an early southbound migrant?


Frank Mantlik

Stratford

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Date: 6/1/17 2:19 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] TICKS
If you read nothing else, read the last paragraph, because that's the real
point of this post.

Since I've been birding I have just accepted ticks of all kinds as just
one of the hazards of being outdoors. I was relatively easy for me, since
years ago when i was more of a hiker I had to cope with the same problems. I
don't like them but I live with them.
But this year is different.
My solution has always been simply to do frequent tick checks when ever in
the woods or brushy/grassy areas and again as soon as I get home and can
strip down. Even so, I've been bitten by 2 dog ticks this year. I will tell
you first hand that DEET does nothing to deter them, and other mosquito
type repellents even less. I've been told that some "natural" remedies work,
but I'll let others trust them.
If you get a tick on your pants watch it for a moment before you dispose
of it. You will be amazed at how fast they sometimes climb up your leg.
Within a minute or two they can be at your waist band, and if you have an
untucked shirt, that means on your upper body skin in another minute or so.
And of course, If your pants are untucked they may climb up under them as
well. That's even worse. I know.
They can even be up high enough in the brush that they can drop down on
your head, neck and shoulders too, but for me that has been rare. However I
just met someone the other day who had 2 on the back of her neck, inside her
shirt.

I am NOT trying scare everyone indoors for the summer. It's not pleasant
but I deal with it, and so can you.
Here's what I always do and what I am doing this year. Number one is
frequent tick checks, as above. If you are in a brushy or grassy area that means
at least every 5 minutes or so, particularly if you have been moving
around. While I do believe that most ticks jump from brush, etc, I think they
also jump from the ground, because I have found many while I was in a
completely open area with no vegetation more than 6 inches or so high. Usually they
are just a few inches above pants cuffs in that case.
This may also work for you, but I don't do it. Tuck your pants in your
socks. It is often recommended but I find it very uncomfortable and they
usually pull out quickly.

I travel a lot out west and chiggers are the biggest problem there, but
there is one solution that works for both. PERMETHRIN. You don't ever put it
on yourself. Treat your clothing and let it dry. I treat my pants and
socks. It's easy to find, Walmart sells it, but its a little cheaper and in
larger quantities online (Amazon, etc., brand name I use is Sawyer). I have
finally broken down and treated my clothes now for ticks and will continue this
year unless the problem abates. It's easy to use, sprays on, and will last
up to 6 weeks through 4 washings, or so they say. I've never had damage of
any kind to clothing and once dry, no smell either. Permethrin doesn't
just repel ticks. If they come in contact it will actually kill them. Good
stuff. If you plan to be out a lot, try it. If you can afford them, places
like LL Bean even sell clothing that is supposedly permanently treated.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 6/1/17 12:39 pm
From: Mike VanValen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woops!


Sorry for the false alarm. After showing a horribly blurry photo around, seems the warblers I saw were blue-winged warblers. My bad. But if anyone wants to see them, they are in the back parking area of Lake Mohegan in Fairfield, "the cascades". At the end where the creek crossing is. They are in the trees right near the wood fence there. Sorry again! ~ Mike Van Valen, Norwalk (not really a bird guy).
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Date: 6/1/17 12:16 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Prothonotary
Mike,
That's a fairly large town property. Can you please provide more specific details where the Warblers were? Also, did you obtain any photos? Prothonotary Warbler is a species which rarely if ever nests in CT.
Thanks.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jun 1, 2017, at 3:08 PM, Mike VanValen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Fairfield, Lake Mohegan. Today. 2 prothonotary warblers. I watched one of them gathering material. Also, a rose-breasted grosbeak. ~ Mike Van Valen, Norwalk.
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Date: 6/1/17 12:09 pm
From: Mike VanValen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Prothonotary

Fairfield, Lake Mohegan. Today.  2 prothonotary warblers. I watched one of them gathering material. Also, a rose-breasted grosbeak. ~ Mike Van Valen, Norwalk.


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Date: 6/1/17 11:27 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport: Compo Beach Black Skimmer
Had one Black Skimmer pass by boat in the very thick fog last evening while
striper fishing. Headed toward Sherwood Island. Many Brant geese and a few Oystercatchers around/on grassy island at Schlaet's Point.
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Date: 6/1/17 11:15 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Migrating Brant 5/31- Audubon Greenwich
Yesterday evening I had a decent group of Brant migrating North over
Audubon Greenwich. I estimated the group at about 400 birds. I think this
is my largest group of such substance here in CT.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 6/1/17 11:04 am
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chaney Preserve in Salem/Montville area: Hooded and Worm-eating Warblers, Acadian Flycatcher
After reading earlier in the week the article in The Day about the Chaney Preserve in Salem/Montville and its new clear cut habitat, I decided to check it out this morn. I was there several years ago and remember seeing several WE Warblers. I was not disappointed!

Highlights:

6 Worm-eating Warblers

1 Hooded Warbler m. (Saw one on way in and one on way back, most likely same bird. It is quite a ways in, just after the stone wall)

1 Acadian Flycatcher seen and heard, same area as Hooded.

BB Cuckoos calling in several spots

several Eastern Wood Pewees.

All the forest birds that one would expect to hear were vocalizing. Red-throated Vireos everywhere, 1 Yellow-throated heard, and 1 Warbling Vireo heard. Many Redstarts.

1 Scarlet Tanager, 2 RB Grosbeaks, and several Baltimore Orioles

Not much in the clear cut area yet, but I am sure in a couple of years that will change!

Thanks to Andy Rzez and company for all their efforts to make this an enduring and appreciated habitat.

Path is very easy to walk, straight in and out. Clear cut near the end. About a mile in. Some hilly terrain and a bit muddy just before clearcut. Thanks for leaving the big shady tree in the middle of the clear cut.

Some mosquitos. Wear a hat if you do not want caterpillars in your hair!!

Nice spot.

See eBird complete list of species seen

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford



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Date: 6/1/17 9:10 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kenn Kaufman Guest - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested. Our next special guest is Kenn Kaufman in this series
called For The Record, Legacy Interviews series now on BirdCallsRadio http://birdcallsradio.com/ <http://birdcallsradio.com/>

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 6/1/17 7:39 am
From: William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gallinule-NO
No luck finding the Common Gallinule from 8:30 until 10am on the Little pond Boardwalk..
Bill Banks

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Date: 6/1/17 7:24 am
From: Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gate Code
I guess this is why we can't have nice things.

Sad.
On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 09:38 Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> In response to a number of disrespectful acts, littering, vandalism and
> other incidents the gate code at Stratford Point has been changed. We
> will not be able to share the new code at this time and apologize for the
> inconvenience.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Patrick
>
>
> Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
> Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
> Stratford Point is on Facebook:
> https://www.facebook.com/StratfordPoint/
> The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook.
> https://www.facebook.com/AudubonAlliance/
>
> Plants for Birds!
> Join Audubon supporters as we plant 1 million native plants for birds
> across the country!
> Find the best plants in your area on Audubon's new Plants for Birds
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Date: 6/1/17 6:38 am
From: Comins, Patrick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Gate Code
In response to a number of disrespectful acts, littering, vandalism and other incidents the gate code at Stratford Point has been changed. We will not be able to share the new code at this time and apologize for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Patrick


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Phone: (203)405-9115 http://ct.audubon.org/
Stratford Point is on Facebook:
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The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook.
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Date: 6/1/17 6:37 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock - Mourning Warbler
East Rock - Singing Mourning Warbler at the giant steps stairway. Found by
Mark Scott. Has been singing off and on four 1 hour.

John Oshlick
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Date: 6/1/17 2:54 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Skimmers & Shorebirds
Westport- Compo Beach- 5 Black Skimmers roosting on the south end of the Tern spit and lots of shorebirds moving early this morning

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/31/17 7:54 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Skimmers and more, Sandy Point, New Haven
The three black skimmers were still there at 6:30 PM as was a ratty looking Iceland gull.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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Subject: [CT Birds] Black Skimmers and more, Sandy Point, New Haven

3 Black Skimmers at Sandy Point this morning Also a gorgeous Red-throated Loon in the harbor towards Long Wharf, and two probable Black Scoters in the harbor channel towards Lighthouse Point. The scoters were quite far away, and I'd be grateful for a confirmation or correction, in case anyone else sees them. I believe I saw them again from Fort Nathan Hale Park after work, but the fog closed in.
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Date: 5/31/17 7:40 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Skimmers and more, Sandy Point, New Haven
3 Black Skimmers at Sandy Point this morning
Also a gorgeous Red-throated Loon in the harbor towards Long Wharf, and two probable Black Scoters in the harbor channel towards  Lighthouse Point.  The scoters were quite far away, and I'd be grateful for a confirmation or correction, in case anyone else sees them.   I believe I saw them again from Fort Nathan Hale Park after work, but the fog closed in.
Paul SmithNew Haven
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Date: 5/31/17 7:17 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yale Forest American Woodcock pics
He's tough to spot, and even when you know where he is, it's still hard to
make him out.
Link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jksg4pj1ambaj5z/AAA1zV5lgbaq8Li5eWrWpZaOa?dl=0

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/31/17 6:44 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] How do you attach audio clips to eBird posts?
I thought you just took a video and attached it for the sound, but I tried that and it didn't allow it.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 5/31/17 6:04 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 5-31-17; FOY Am Woodcock
For me, first ever American Woodcock in the Yale Forest. Like all his
kind, would rather hide than run. Let me get within 8 feet of him. I went late
and stayed late because of the fog. Day started out slow but ended up
pretty good. Lots less birds singing or showing now, but still lots of species.
1 fuzzy white chick in the Red-shouldered Hawk nest. 1st time I've seen
it. Last year 3 juvies fledged. The female seems to do it all herself. In 3
years I've never seen a male anywhere around the nest. Hoping for a couple
more heads to pop up.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
May 31, 2017 9:35 AM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
62 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 4
American Woodcock 1 My first ever in the Yale Forest
Mourning Dove 12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 8
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 8
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 10
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 12
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 12
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 10
Ovenbird 25
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 4
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 9
Common Yellowthroat 15
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 6
Yellow Warbler 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 10
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Baltimore Oriole 12
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/31/17 5:30 pm
From: John Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Martins in South Kent
At least seven Purple Martins at new nest house in South Kent; four female and three males.

The house was erected in mid-April by South Kent School and the Kent Land Trust at South Kent School's Center for Innovation, the farm at the intersection of South Kent Road and Spooner Hill.
It remains to be seen whether the Martins actually nest at this new site or move on to other established colonies at Skiff Mountain in Kent or the Lake Waramaug Country Club in New Preston.

John Johnson
South Kent
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Date: 5/31/17 4:39 pm
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owl
Had a Barred Owl in the section of Schnipsit State Forest near the Somers/Stafford town line this evening, around 7:00. It flew into my view from a perch I think, crossed the dirt road, and then lit in a 40-foot hemlock about 250 feet away from me. I just stood there and watched it in the Hemlock for about 3 minutes, and then the second I started walking again toward my car, it disappeared. Best look ever for me with this species. Ovenbirds, Veery and Hermit Thrush heard singing in many locations.


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Date: 5/31/17 3:51 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] yellow oriole, New Britain - thanks Ryan!

That photo sure matches what I saw, wish my books had juves pictured.



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Date: 5/31/17 3:35 pm
From: Darlene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point
CT birders,
Saw the posts from this location today and thought I would add 4 American Oystercatchers seen at the end of the bar at Milford Point milling around near the Black Skimmers.

Best
Darlene

Darlene J Moore MN, RN, NNP-BC
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Date: 5/31/17 2:45 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
5/31 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10-1PM , overcast,
drizzle, 65F, low tide.
At 10am the male osprey was on his perch eating a fish, for about
90minutes. No sharing that fish with the female though. Female remained
on the nest. However an intruder osprey was antagonizing the female several
times around 12:30, and she left the eggs to chase off the intruder. Lots
of drama there.
At the Purple Martin condos I observed 22 martins on the gourds and in the
trees, with several inside the gourds, I assume.
On the marsh: 17 Mute swans, 1 Great Egret, 6 Snowy egrets, a mixed flock
of Least & Semipalmated sandpipers, 1 Spotted sandpiper, 1 mallard, 1 D.C.
cormorant fly over.
On the grounds: 1 Common Yellowthroat singing, 2 Goldfinches, a cardinal, 2
song sparrows, Grackles, 1 male House finch, a Warbling vireo singing.
Bev Propen
Orange
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Date: 5/31/17 2:36 pm
From: Stephen Oresman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owls in Darien
Two and possibly three Barred Owls actively calling back and forth in mid-afternoon at our house in the Delafield Island area of Darien. While we regularly have Great Horned we have never had Barred in the over 25 years we have lived here so both their occurence and timing seems unusual.

Steve Oresman, Darien
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Date: 5/31/17 1:51 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield
This afternoon seen at the Suffield Wildlife Management Area 2 Bobolinks and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 5/31/17 1:10 pm
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam L. lingerers
At Bantam L. in Litchfield this morning, two birds that have been around for more than a week were still there in South Bay - a basic-plumaged Red-throated Loon and a female Ruddy Duck. There also was one alternate-plumaged Common Loon. When I first saw the 2 lingerers more than a week ago the female Ruddy was accompanied by a male.
Greg HanisekWaterbury
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Date: 5/31/17 12:36 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt, Black Skimmers
4 Black Skimmers on bar of end of Milford Pt spit. 3:30pm Tom Murray. Stratford

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Date: 5/31/17 11:45 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Romford Road bridge over Shepaug River in Washington, CT to be closed June 5
Just noted an item on the Facebook page for Washington, CT that may possibly impact June Breeding Bird Counts? Effective Monday, June 5, the Romford Road bridge over the Shepaug River in Washington, CT will be closed because the bridge is now considered not safe to travel over. This bridge connects Romford Road to RT 202 and also to Whittlesey Road to RT 202. There will barriers put up to block the crossing of this bridge. This bridge will not be replaced until the Fall/Autumn of 2017
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 5/31/17 11:40 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 Alder Flycatchers Middletown
Tynan Memorial Park off Higby Rd
Videos of audio and photos 2:39 5/31

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 5/31/17 11:16 am
From: Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] yellow oriole? New Britain
I've seen one B. Oriole like this recently at Little Pond in Litchfield.
It seems related to diet and/or genetics.

https://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/topic/135713-why-is-this-baltimore-oriole-so-yellow/

Ignore the first reply on the forum linked to above.

Ryan Wirtes
Bethlehem

On Wed, May 31, 2017, at 01:35 PM, Robert Jase via CTBirds wrote:
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> I spotted what looked like a Baltimore Oriole this morning but with
> yellow instead of orange markings - did I mis-ID or is this a rare or
> rari-sh variation?
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Date: 5/31/17 10:36 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] yellow oriole? New Britain

I spotted what looked like a Baltimore Oriole this morning but with yellow instead of orange markings - did I mis-ID or is this a rare or rari-sh variation?





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Date: 5/31/17 9:05 am
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White Memorial
The Common Gallinule reported last week is still at Little Pond at White Memorial.

Also 2 Virginia Rail, 1 seen and heard, 1 heard. And 4 Alder Flycatchers possibly more, and 1 Willow. Alders were seen and heard.

3 Chestnut-sided Warblers and several Eastern Kingbirds.

See eBird list for more details:39 species

Carolyn Cimino with Linda Vegliante and Barbara Pokorny



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Date: 5/31/17 4:54 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Big Day Summary
On May 20th, Preston Lust and I competed in the 2nd annual Town Big Day
competition, where we tried to see as many species of birds in one day in
our home town of Westport. We had an outstanding day, shattering our
previous record of 110, and coming within arms reach of the all time record
(to my knowledge) for any town big day (127, set by two young birders:
James Purcell and Alex Burdo). We finished the 19 and a half hour day,
traveling a total of 98.1 miles, with 125 species of bird. Highlights were
Gray-cheeked Thrush, 5(!) Bay-breasted Warblers, Wilson's Warbler,
Lincoln's Sparrow, Piping Plover, 47(!) White-winged Scoters, all three
owls, Merlin, White-eyed Vireo, Least Flycatcher, Bonaparte's Gull, 6(!)
Purple Sandpipers, Clapper Rail, and Greater Scaup.

I HIGHLY recommend that others try in this very fun event. I have learned a
lot about birding in my own town, and have really enjoyed discovering the
hidden birding spots that my town has to offer. This year, young birders
participated in Westport, Fairfield, Greenwich, and Coventry big days.
Hopefully next year, we will have others (it doesn't matter how old or
young you are!) participating in this fun and exciting competition. My hope
is that more birders will participate in this event, throughout more towns
across the state.

Big thanks goes out to AJ Hand, my Mom, Preston's parents, Tina Green, Alex
Burdo, and Jim Hunter.

Here is the blog post regarding the big day, which also has the eBird
checklist for the day in it: https://connecticutybc.
wordpress.com/2017/05/30/westport-big-day-2017/



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Date: 5/30/17 7:48 pm
From: Robert Tougias via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] whip-poor-wills
they have been heard years past on occasion in the route 82 corridor Hamburg. Lyme East Haddam
does anyone have 35 mm slides of birds of prey?  I could sure use a few for a talk I am giving on the subjectthanks

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:11 PM, Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:



If anyone knows any areas with whip-poor-wills (in addition to Summer Hill Rd in Madison), please let me know.  I'm collecting data for DEEP about them (prevalence has gone way down in recent years) and would like to check out any locations where people have heard them.  Thanks!


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Date: 5/30/17 6:09 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Saugatuck River
Several Marsh wrens and one visible nest.
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Date: 5/30/17 5:02 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford bits
5/30. Stratford-
There were 13 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS among the (120+) Semipalmated Sandpipers in the Animal Shelter marsh at the town Greenway (Beacon Point Rd).
At least 7 BRANT, 3 Common Loons, and 13 Am Oystercatchers were near Milford Point, as viewed from Sniffens Lane, Stratford.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 5/30/17 4:43 pm
From: SUSANNE Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Several Chimney Swifts in West Hartford
The last few evenings about 730 there have been Several Chimney Swiftsin West Hartford, flying above my house up in the cloud so it was difficult to count them.

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 5/30/17 4:16 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 5-30-17; both cuckoos
Gray and cold, not pleasant at all; I think the birds liked it more than I
did. Ticks everywhere. 1 each BB and YB Cuckoo.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
May 30, 2017 7:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.5 mile(s)
57 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 8
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 7
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 10
Tree Swallow 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 10
Ovenbird 25
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 4
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 9
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 9
Pine Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 7
Chipping Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 1
Baltimore Oriole 12
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S372748

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct.
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Date: 5/30/17 3:11 pm
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] whip-poor-wills

If anyone knows any areas with whip-poor-wills (in addition to Summer Hill Rd in Madison), please let me know. I'm collecting data for DEEP about them (prevalence has gone way down in recent years) and would like to check out any locations where people have heard them. Thanks!


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Date: 5/30/17 1:23 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield MISSISSIPPI KITE
Passing this along from Preston Lust:

"At 3:33 PM, I had an adult Mississippi Kite flying North over Perry's Mill
Pond, in Fairfield. It briefly landed in a tree, and then continued North.
Photos taken."



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Date: 5/30/17 9:18 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern noon Old Saybrook
Plum bank beach (Rte 154), Old Saybrook, noon, 5/30, Caspian Tern

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT


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Date: 5/30/17 8:09 am
From: Janis LaPointe via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 5/28: Indian Council Caves section of Tunxis Trail
I went on a Hartford Audubon walk on part of that trail. Beautiful area. Jan

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From: John Weeks via CTBirds
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:35 PM
To: ctbirds
Subject: [CT Birds] 5/28: Indian Council Caves section of Tunxis Trail

Notable among 47 species found along the Tunxis Trail today were a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a pair of Canada Warblers in good nesting habitat. One Blackpoll was passing through as well. Full eBird list is below.

John Weeks
North Granby

Indian Council Caves Trail (Tunxis Trail), Litchfield, Connecticut, US
May 26, 2017 9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Observers: John Weeks, Chris Chinni, Katherine Smith, Krehe Ritter
47 species

Turkey Vulture 1
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK 1 Quite unusual at this time of year, but very well observed: small overall; relatively short tail (compared to Cooper's Hawk's tail); rapid, fluttery wing beats; tight circles in flight; tail corners sharp; curved leading edge to wing (as opposed to straight leading edge of Cooper's); wings relatively short (compared to Cooper's) and wing tips rounded, not pointed.
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 10
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 4
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
CANADA WARBLER 2 Singing male and female, together in suitable nesting habitat (mountain laurel thicket).
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Date: 5/30/17 5:10 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport LBBGull
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 2nd-3rd year Lesser Black-backed Gull at the far east end of East Beach. I think this is a different bird than the one I had last week as it is very heavily streaked on the head.
They do seem to like Westport!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 5/30/17 3:16 am
From: James Dionne via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Meriden Green Chimney Swifts
On Memorial day while attend the events on the Meriden Green the Chimney
Swifts were flying up and down Harbor Brook. Ther had to be a least 25 of
them. They also were flying over the seated crowd.

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[image: Picture]
Regards,
Jim Dionne
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Date: 5/29/17 7:24 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Upper Lake Whitney, Hamden: GBHE nest success! &c.
First of year Green Heron, S.W. end by Mather St.

Good news of Waite St. bridge nests: Oriole as usual in Elm; Osprey still sitting on platform; and hooray, the Great Blue Heron nest has chicks! At least 2 (there were 4 last year). And a bunch of other GBHE's at the upper end.

Video of GBHEs on the CT Audubon / Bird FB page.

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> May 29, 2017 6:15 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 5 species
>
> Wood Duck 3 Back in upper flats.

> Great Blue Heron 9 5 out in the N flats near Mill River mouth. Nest with 2 adults & at least 2 chicks. Nest is basically same place as last year: from Waite St. bridge, look south into line of pines, see picture below.
>
> I have not been out in a while, and was afraid that the RWA cutting of the Waite St. brush & fence installation may have spooked them. But, guess not.

> Osprey 2 1 on nest; 1 in neighborhood.

> Warbling Vireo 1 Singing in the Oak on S. side of bridge, as usual. I presume it nests there, given year after year presence with singing.

> Baltimore Oriole 1 Elm tree by the bridge, as usual. Saw nest being begun a couple of weeks ago. Saw adult poking around the tree, and dash into the nest (photo).
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37252721
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 5/29/17 5:45 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwater mid Long Island Sound off Norwalk
8:35pm

While fishing off Norwalk about 3 miles, I had a Shearwater fly to the east of me. Second one I've ever seen in Long Island Sound!

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 5/29/17 2:19 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Interesting audio of a Wood Thrush
Hearing the little twittering notes of the Acadian Flycatcher the other
day reminded me of some recordings I made last year in Boston Hollow on June
3rd. The bird is a Wood Thrush and I was never more than 8 to 15 feet away
when I recorded him. The secret to that is that there was a stone wall
between us.
This is the song of this particular Thrush, but in addition to the fluting
notes there are some other sounds. You can hear a quiet chattering sound
and also a more forceful popping. They are mostly heard in the last 2/3 of
the recording.
These sounds seem to be actually a part of his song, just ones that we
don't normally get to hear. When he stopped singing the sounds stopped too,
even though he never moved to any extent. This bird was actually around for a
week or more, and I think I heard him every morning I was there during that
time. And I heard these sounds repeatedly, every time I stopped to listen
, although it took a while to realize they were coming from him.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6l19rqj9qys900j/AAD8oFNsNW_4U0IdQjwYjtf3a?dl=0


Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/29/17 2:18 pm
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] World Series of Birding Write-Up
If any are interested, I’ve posted a detailed report on the Connecticut Young Birders Club's World Series of Birding run from the beginning of this month.

Read here: https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/world-series-of-birding-2k17/ <https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/world-series-of-birding-2k17/>

Thank you to all who supported our efforts!

Also, please join me in congratulating Jory Teltser, who will take the helm as President of the CYBC in a few weeks when I leave for college. For those of you who know Jory, I’m sure this comes as no surprise… he’s an accomplished, dedicated and exceedingly knowledgeable young birder who will, without a doubt, continue the current success and growth our club is seeing. We’ve added several new members over the past few weeks alone— and on that note, I remind you all: if you know a young birder in middle or high schooler, even a beginner on the fence about her/his interest, please let them know about our club and request they reach out to us.

Cheers!!

Brendan Murtha
CYBC President
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Date: 5/29/17 2:02 pm
From: Tom Conroy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Titmouse feeding robins
There are two nests on the basketball hoop in my driveway; a robin’s nest on the back of the backboard and a titmouse nest in the pole. The titmouse has been feeding the robins as well as its own nestlings. I’m assuming that is because of the proximiity of the nests. Here’s a link to a short video of the feeding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k8c-ykwxaw


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Date: 5/29/17 11:44 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbird on Nest
5/29 - How lucky can one get - a hummingbird is sitting on her nest on an open branch in a Maple tree, clearly visible from where I sit at this computer! Even photographable!
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 5/29/17 11:36 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lower Housatonic River
yesterday (Sunday) by boat through Nell’s Island marshes: several Short-billed Dowitchers, one White-rumped Sandpiper, one Least Sandpiper, a few Red Knot and Black-bellied Plovers and along the Housatonic breakwater off Milford Point: some 650 Semipalmated Sandpipers, one Dunlin, and lots of Oystercatchers and Turnstones.

some photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>

eBird lists: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37236165 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37236165>
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37236165 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37236165>


Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Blog: WoodWarbling <http://cswood022.blogspot.com/?m=0>


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Date: 5/29/17 11:29 am
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Flocks of spring arrivals, prairie warblers in Pachaug Forest (Griswold/Voluntown)
Yesterday a break in the action found the Trail II Rd area hosting hundreds of songbirds, from 201 past the start of Cutoff Rd. in Pachaug Forest north sector (Griswold/Voluntown).  Had plenty of looks too but this took leaving the road, which isn't much of a trade-off anyhow when a caterpillar can straight drop over 100' onto you if you're out in the open.  Usually I get most looks from the road but the birds weren't having to move much at all at this time.  Tens of ovenbirds, red-eyed vireos, towhees, veerys, catbirds, robins, cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds plus many eastern wood-pewees heard singing above the rest.  A flock of prairie warblers, approx. ten, left the understory for low hanging branches and as I kept scanning and jockeying position to see other warblers it was the prairies that appeared in view.   http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37228186  
   
prairie warbler
https://www.flickr.com/photos/96606904@N05/34923628566/in/datetaken-public/


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Date: 5/29/17 10:45 am
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island Mourning Warbler
In addition to the WFIB, there was a MOURNING WARBLER singing in the woods between the first and second impoundment (marsh side). I waited patiently and recorded audio a few times, but could not get eyes on it.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard, CT
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Date: 5/29/17 10:00 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point - Skimmers
Milford Point - 5 Black Skimmers

John Marshall
Watertown
http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/

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Date: 5/29/17 9:30 am
From: Anthony Vicciarelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis Barn Island (Stonington)
First impoundment, with a couple dozen Glossy.

Anthony Vicciarelli
Ledyard CT

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Date: 5/29/17 6:43 am
From: Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yesterday computer down
From Hank Golet, 5/28

Old Lyme,Watch Rock flats, Red Knot and Griswold Point Inner pond, group of 22 Dowitchers
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Date: 5/29/17 5:10 am
From: pgcianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Penwood State Park, Bloomfield/Simsbury
5/28 Bloomfield/Simsbury, Penwood State Park (Hartford Audubon Society Trip) - 64 total species, 16 species of warbler including 4 WORM-EATING WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLACK VULTURE. 


Paul Cianfaglione

Canton


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Date: 5/28/17 2:46 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange backyard
5/28 Orange backyard.
Today there has been a male Eastern Towhee feeding on the ground, all day.
What a handsome guy! This is in addition to the young hen turkey who comes
every morning, and this afternoon 4 tom turkeys displaying.
Plus 4 Goldfinches, 3 House finches, 3 Blue Jays, 3 Cardinals, Grackles,
House sparrows,
2 Song sparrows, 2 Red belly woodpeckers, 2 downies, 1 Hairy woodpecker,
Robins, 2 Chickadees, 1 Titmouse, 1 Carolina wren, Mockingbird, Mourning
doves.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 5/28/17 1:23 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, Ashford/Union, 5-28-17 FOY Chimney Swift
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos calling back and forth today in same location as
one heard yesterday. One with coo call, the other with chuck type call.
First Chimney Swift, not often seen in Yale Forest area.
Crows are moving into the area now that Ravens are gone, but they'll be
back.

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
May 28, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
63 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 10
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Barred Owl 2 Callling up on the hillside over the gravel pit on BH
road
Chimney Swift 1 FOY - over the old logging cut on the left side of
Kinney Hollow Road
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Blue-headed Vireo 7
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 2 Back in the Hollow now that the Ravens have left the
nest and moved out
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 15
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 4
Ovenbird 25 Includes a family of about 5 dashing about wildly in the
ferns, etc next to BH Road. First new fledglings I've been sure of this
year.
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 4
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 15
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 5
Yellow Warbler 12
Chestnut-sided Warbler 10
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 12
American Goldfinch 6

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Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/28/17 12:35 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5/28: Indian Council Caves section of Tunxis Trail
Notable among 47 species found along the Tunxis Trail today were a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a pair of Canada Warblers in good nesting habitat. One Blackpoll was passing through as well. Full eBird list is below.

John Weeks
North Granby

Indian Council Caves Trail (Tunxis Trail), Litchfield, Connecticut, US
May 26, 2017 9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Observers: John Weeks, Chris Chinni, Katherine Smith, Krehe Ritter
47 species

Turkey Vulture 1
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK 1 Quite unusual at this time of year, but very well observed: small overall; relatively short tail (compared to Cooper's Hawk's tail); rapid, fluttery wing beats; tight circles in flight; tail corners sharp; curved leading edge to wing (as opposed to straight leading edge of Cooper's); wings relatively short (compared to Cooper's) and wing tips rounded, not pointed.
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 10
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 4
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
CANADA WARBLER 2 Singing male and female, together in suitable nesting habitat (mountain laurel thicket).
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Date: 5/28/17 12:09 pm
From: Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quarry Park, Rocky Hill
5/28 - Quarry Park, Rocky Hill - Gray-cheeked Thrush, on Cedar Trail as shown on park map, which I believe is also the Yellow trail.
Andrew Dasinger
South Glastonbury

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Date: 5/28/17 11:27 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point
While monitoring Piping Plovers: 1 Black Skimmer, fished and alighted on mud flat.  4 White-rumped Sandpipers, 4 Dunlin, 60 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Red-throated Loon, and a Peregrine Falcon. Also, Rudy Turnstones, Great and Snowy Egrets and the usual nesting birds: Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, and Ospreys. Least and Common Terns only flying through and looking around. 
Maria StockmalEast Haven

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Date: 5/28/17 8:51 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Durham Least Bittern
Mary and I kayaked along the Coginchaug River in Durham this morning. Heard
single Least Bittern and Sora. Also singing Blackpoll in the trees by the
put in.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 5/28/17 8:36 am
From: Ben Silano via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3743, Issue 3
Scarlet Tanager

So we have a beaver that moved in a few years ago. Now his pond is gigantic! This beaver pond has definitely attracted some unique birds to our feeder. I actually saw a Scarlet Tanager on the feeder. I had to take a second look, due to our very bright red cardinals. I'm 99% sure it was a scarlet Tanager. In addition, this morning I counted four male rose-breasted grosbeak also at the feeder.

Ben Silano
New Hartford


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Date: 5/27/17 8:48 pm
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-Poor-Wills
Took a ride down Summer Hill Road in Madison tonight about 9:30. Heard 5 Whip-Poor-Wills calling.
Mike DiGiorgio
Michael DiGiorgio
154 Princess Drive
Madison, CT 06443
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Date: 5/27/17 8:40 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bird songs
The consensus is that the first bird is a Hooded Warbler and the second,
an American Redstart. Thanks to all those who responded.

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/27/17 7:53 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bstn Hlw/Yale Forest, 5-25-17; 3 FOY, new season high
Day started out really slow, cloudy, damp and cold. But when the sun came
out so did the birds, probably as sick of the rain as I am. 3 FOY, finally
a yellow-billed Cuckoo, thanks to a friend, Worm-eating Warbler (possibly
2, not certain of the 2nd one) and the first Acadian Flycatcher in 2 years,
300 yards down the road from where they used to nest. Called repeatedly and
gave me a good show. 64 total is a new high for this season for me.

Acadian Flycatcher pics:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ygd0p8no4x7590l/AAD37ifIfXv0Pay_OslAP8z_a?dl=0

Acadian Flycatcher call: The bird only called every 45 seconds or so, and
I have edited out large sections of miscellaneous sounds.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4anoa67zdps2th/170527_05%20BH%20-%20Acadian%20Fly
%202%20ED%201.mp3?dl=0

Acadian Flycatcher "twitter": I learned something new today. In addition
to their 2 note call they have a quiet little twitter which they do each
time they fly and settle onto a branch. Like a Least Flycatcher, they land
very delicately, hovering over the branch then settling lightly down onto it.
But they, or at least this bird, make this sound every time they do. I
took a series of these calls off my recording and put them together. Lots of
background noise so the quality is poor, but you can hear the little song.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lpnls0sqh6481ux/Acadian%20Flycatcher%20landing%20t
witter.mp3?dl=0

Boston Hollow/Yale Forest, Windham, Connecticut, US
May 27, 2017 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
Comments: BH was like a tomb early, but with the sun out the forest
came alive, although some areas were a lot more active than BH
64 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 FOY for me in BHYF. Only other one was in my
yard.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 1 FOY and 1st 1 in two years for me at BHYF. 300
yards from where they used to nest.
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Blue-headed Vireo 9
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 10
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 15
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 10
Ovenbird 25
Worm-eating Warbler 1 FOY - same location as Acadian F and YBCU
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 7
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 1 In the Axe Factory cut. First I've had there but
always expected one.
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 15
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37194696



Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/27/17 6:47 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Olive-sided fly, Mourning Warblers
At Audubon/Bent of the River this morning, Russ Naylor's Mourning Warblers were seen and heard singing from the front of the barn, as was the Olive-sided Flycatcher; also 3 Acadian flycatchers up the Cascade Trail.
Angela Dimmitt
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Date: 5/27/17 5:40 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weston Trout Brook Orchard: Indigo Bunting and Blue winged warbler
Both on perimeter fence ( forest side).  
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Date: 5/27/17 5:12 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Eagle Chick Getting Big
Hi There Hamden Eagle Chick Fans.



Our chick has been out of the shell for about 6 Weeks and she is getting
BIG. In the last week she has added at least 4 to each wing and 4 to her
primary feathers. She is growing so big so fast that I have decided that she
has to be a female so I have named her (The Empress) Josephine.



Now a little history. The 2013 nesting produced 1 female, 2014 2 males,
2015 1 female, 2016 3 males. So now it is 2017 and we have one chick who
had a younger sibling who isnt there anymore. Im guessing that if the
female hatches first, she makes her younger siblings go away. In the
meantime, I saw each parent bring her a fish in the space of 10 minutes. Mom
just dropped the fish off and took off. Dad decided to feed her, (daddys
little girl).



Regards to All, Mike Horn Hamden, CT





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Date: 5/27/17 3:57 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A couple of Bird Songs - Any ideas different from mine?
Last Monday was a really yucky day, so I went exploring a little. Came up
with 2 singing birds I'm not sure about. The first I think is a White-eyed
Vireo, the second possibly a Yellow Warbler, but if you have different
ideas I'd like to know.

_https://www.dropbox.com/s/g3mjc8s52vc3tk4/White-eyed%20Vireo%2C%20Pumpkin%2
0Hill%2C%205-22-17.mp3?dl=0_
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/g3mjc8s52vc3tk4/White-eyed%20Vireo,%20Pumpkin%20Hill,%205-22-17.mp3?dl=0)


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ujlc3wih7rnp5io/UKN%20bird%201%20Yellow%20Warbler%
20170522_01%20ED%202.mp3?dl=0

Don Morgan
Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/27/17 2:47 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford and Madison
This morning at Milford Point calling Alder Flycatcher. First time I have noted this species at the immediate coast. And this afternoon at Hammonasset there was a Yellow Bellied Flycatcher seen at the Willard’s Island section along with 11 warbler species best being a Bay Breasted Warbler.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 5/27/17 1:33 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gallinule
A couple shots of Tom Murray’s Common Gallinule here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>
Seen with Tina Green and Dave Alpeter around 8:30 this morning.

Nice find Tom, thanks.


Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Blog: WoodWarbling <http://cswood022.blogspot.com/?m=0>


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Date: 5/27/17 1:29 pm
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Babcock Hill Rd, Chat, etc.

In addition to the birds that have been mentioned I had a Hooded Warbler
there, singing loudly and often, both Monday and Friday. He was at the
bottom of the road at the lowest plateau, up in the bushes and trees on the left
side.


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Coventry, Ct
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Date: 5/27/17 11:44 am
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harkness Memorial State Park 5/27/17
Good afternoon,

Just got home a little while ago from Harkness and I saw the following
"birds" (other than the regulars)

10 Common Eiders (8 in flight, 2 at the Harkness Beach area)
2 Common Loons (looking for food near the Harkness Beach area)
2 Eastern Phoebes
3 Yellow Warblers
2 American Oystercatchers
2 Spotted Sandpipers

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 5/27/17 11:29 am
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford Powercut: RW Swallows, BB Cuckoos, etc
The powercut is just east of Dominion Nuclear Power Station on opposite side of Rt 156. No parking.

Highlights of the 35 species included:

4 possibly more Rough-winged Swallows

2 Black-billed Cuckoos calling from adjacent woods

Warblers: 4 Blue-winged and 3 Prairie (Yellow and C Yellowthroats everywhere)

1 Eastern Kingbird

2 Red-tailed Hawks soaring together

Complete list on eBird

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 5/27/17 11:08 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Olive-Sided, Mourning W
Russ Naylor left me a message of sightings at Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary in Southbury, CT. He had two singing Mourning Warblers around 6:30 AM. Also a singing Olive-sided Flycatcher last seen around 11:30 AM.

Good job, Russ!

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT


(Nothing was mentioned about locations within the sanctuary.)

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Date: 5/27/17 10:40 am
From: Peter Thompson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White Memorial Little Pond
No gallinule seen (could have just missed it since it was midday) but I did have a Mourning Warbler near the entrance to the boardwalk near the powerlines (left side from the entrance to the pond), as well as two Cliff Swallows flying around and over the big bridge at the south end of the pond.

Peter Thompson
Coventry, CT
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Date: 5/27/17 9:45 am
From: Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cromwell Meadows
5/27 - Cromwell Meadows WMA, Cromwell - Mourning Warbler (singing in dense undergrowth), Blackburnian, BT Green, 2 Magnolia, 2 Swainson's Thrush
Andrew Dasinger
South Glastonbury

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Date: 5/27/17 9:02 am
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Sat
From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Sat. Morning Bird Walk:
5/27 - Hammonasset SP -- Finally some migrants! 8 warblers incl. Chestnut-sided, Black and White, Black-throated Green, Blackpoll, Magnolia; American Oystercatchers, Little Blue Heron, Piping Plover with two young, Black-bellied Plovers, Semi-palmated Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher, Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstones, Eastern Wood Pewee, Wood Thrush, Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows, Common Loon, Bald Eagle


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Date: 5/27/17 7:59 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluff Point Black-Billed Cuckoo
From Fran and Tom Holloway
5/27/17 - Groton, Bluff Point, S.P. - 8:30 am, one Black-Billed Cuckoo and a (nesting?) pair of Scarlet Tanagers, plus an Eastern Wood Pewee, and many common birds, on the road that starts at the south end of the parking lot, runs past the outhouses, then turns left, and then a quick right at the sandpit. Then on the trail that leads south from that same road (toward Mumford Cove) a White-Eyed Vireo and a Blue-Wing Warbler, and female Baltimore Oriole (plus many Redstarts and Yellows).
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Date: 5/27/17 7:48 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5/27/17 Greenwich Audubon Walk
Greenwich - Greenwich Audubon Center

Saturday Morning Bird Walk with Ted Gilman.

Surprise birds today were a singing Worm-eating Warbler along Riverbottom
Road

and a lingering American Redstart near the intern house. A Cedar Waxwing
was seen

with nesting material in it's beak. Even the local birds are paired up as
we go into nesting

season. This trip concludes the morning bird walks sponsored by Audubon
Greenwich.

Hope to see you next year!

Mike Warner

Wilton CT.

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Date: 5/27/17 5:25 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Gallinule continues
Litchfield- White Memorial Little Pond - 50 feet past where the new Boardwalk meets the old boardwalk- Common Gallinule seen next to boardwalk

Tina Green
With Dave Alpeter
& Chris Wood
Westport
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Date: 5/27/17 5:19 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Babcock Hill Rd Chat
Babcock Hill Rd, Coventry- Yellow-breasted Chat along power lines south of road, almost to angle point in lines. Up high, chattering. Also Prairie and Blue-winged Warblers, Indigo Bunting, Field Sparrow.
Peter Grose, Coventry

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Date: 5/27/17 4:55 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windham Airport
This morning I had the following at Windham Airport in North Windham:

2 singing Eastern Meadowlarks on seperate territories

Virginia Rail- grunting from the phragmites

Grasshopper Sparrow-distant scope view of teed up bird in the old dump area.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 5/27/17 4:17 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lake Chamberlain - Mourning Warbler
Lake Chamberlain - Bethany - 1 Mourning Warbler seen and heard singing in
large brushy area between Sperry Rd and the dam. Note that this is water
company land and a pass is needed.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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