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11/29/20 10:01 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hungry Great Horned Owl
11/29/20 8:19 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] White-winged crossbills, Woodstock
11/29/20 7:43 am Judy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] hHanmonasset Eiders
11/29/20 7:12 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Allen’s Highlights
11/29/20 6:51 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-winged crossbills, Woodstock
11/29/20 6:33 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut State of the Birds 2020
11/29/20 6:08 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Crow Roost
11/29/20 4:35 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Virginia Rail at Greenwich Audubon
11/28/20 6:24 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra Swans over Branford
11/28/20 3:22 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mystery calls
11/28/20 2:25 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Audubon bird calls
11/28/20 1:42 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Crow Roost
11/28/20 12:09 pm Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks at Machimoodus SP
11/28/20 12:00 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Redpolls, Waterbury
11/28/20 10:47 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye relocated in MA
11/28/20 10:16 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Rusty Blackbirds
11/28/20 7:31 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thanksgiving Reflections
11/28/20 7:20 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra Swans at Batterson are now gone. Flew over Greg Hanisek and me headed southwest.
11/28/20 7:12 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] RI Dovekie
11/28/20 6:37 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 MALE COMMON EIDER - Hammonasset
11/28/20 5:08 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrow's Goldeneye Enfield continues
11/27/20 3:52 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Truly impressive Eider numbers eastern Connecticut/Rhode Island
11/27/20 3:13 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Truly impressive Eider numbers eastern Connecticut/Rhode Island
11/27/20 1:26 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandhills- Wilton
11/27/20 12:38 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield
11/27/20 11:07 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nashville & Tenn Warblers-Stratford
11/27/20 10:34 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI Dovekie
11/27/20 9:57 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Watertown
11/27/20 9:33 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain FINALLY!!
11/27/20 7:58 am Ann Lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] [NOS Birds] 13 prioritizing winter atlas work
11/27/20 6:23 am Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Geese
11/27/20 6:05 am Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5018, Issue 1
11/27/20 4:03 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Snow Geese 7am
11/27/20 3:55 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] prioritizing winter atlas work
11/26/20 9:05 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Watertown
11/25/20 6:08 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding the four corners
11/25/20 2:33 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow in New Britain
11/25/20 1:17 pm Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Long Beach
11/25/20 1:00 pm Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ravens
11/25/20 11:11 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 11/25 Milford, Silver Sands Ipswich Sparrow +
11/25/20 7:03 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wednesday morning: Pink-footed (pair) and Gr. W-fronted Goose continue to shuttle between Great Pond and the agricultural field on Hoskins Road (east of Clifdon Drive) in Simsbury.
11/24/20 3:12 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook
11/24/20 10:36 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Geese in Simsbury
11/24/20 10:12 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
11/24/20 9:45 am Mike Widmer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] 10 Sandhill Cranes Fairfield Flyover
11/24/20 5:01 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Goldeneyes & Spotted Sandpipers(plural!), Red Crossbills
11/23/20 1:56 pm julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford Buteos
11/23/20 1:36 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Allen’s Golden Eagle
11/23/20 11:09 am Chris Petherick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 10 Sandhill Cranes Fairfield Flyover
11/23/20 9:33 am Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] North Stamford -Belted kingfisher and great blue heron
11/23/20 7:44 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Allen’s Surprise
11/23/20 4:00 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] S E Ct Correction
11/22/20 8:16 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SE CT correction
11/22/20 7:11 pm Severin Uebbing via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Haven Harlequin
11/22/20 6:36 pm Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] follow up comments
11/22/20 4:48 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bantam Lake Ducks
11/22/20 4:31 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Redpolls, Sedge Wren, and others
11/22/20 4:25 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22/20 3:56 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SE CT birds today
11/22/20 3:05 pm Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Haven Harlequin flew
11/22/20 12:17 pm James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Winter Finch movements - crossbills, redpolls, and more
11/22/20 11:25 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo and Old Saybrook highlights: Red Crossbills, Lapland Longspurs, et al
11/22/20 10:46 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Finches in Stamford
11/22/20 10:05 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harlequin - East Haven
11/22/20 9:49 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] October's Pacific Golden Plover- a state first.
11/22/20 9:32 am Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford yard
11/22/20 9:12 am Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22/20 9:11 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose
11/22/20 9:08 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22/20 7:46 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22/20 7:27 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redpolls - they're coming!
11/22/20 7:07 am Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur - Hammonasset
11/22/20 7:03 am Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] DEEP in Old Lyme: GW Teal and Tree Sparrows
11/22/20 6:36 am Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ravens in Stratford
11/22/20 6:33 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] October's Pacific Golden Plover- a state first.
11/22/20 6:25 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] TREE SPARROW - Hansen Park, North Haven
11/22/20 6:17 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mansfield Northern Shrike yes
11/22/20 5:47 am Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22/20 5:42 am Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeder
11/22/20 5:28 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22/20 4:36 am Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruddy Ducks - Reservoir #6 West Hartford
11/22/20 4:09 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common raven
11/21/20 6:31 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redpolls, Sedge Wren, and others
11/21/20 5:11 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The State of the Finch in CT
11/21/20 4:51 pm Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Barred Owl in Central Park
11/21/20 3:35 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barred Owl in Central Park
11/21/20 10:40 am CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] DEEP in Old Lyme: GW Teal and Tree Sparrows
11/21/20 10:18 am Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Sat
11/21/20 9:15 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Parula and Blue-headed Vireo.
11/21/20 9:10 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harkness S.P. Eiders and Scoters
11/21/20 8:56 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Redpoll and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
11/21/20 8:48 am ohjustrelax via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] northern shrike Mansfield
11/21/20 8:44 am Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Swamp Preserve - Ledyard
11/21/20 8:14 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Sparrows
11/21/20 7:02 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Larsen and Long Beach
11/21/20 6:20 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT on honey bees
11/21/20 4:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Spotted Sandpiper Still
11/20/20 6:32 pm Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Crossbill
11/20/20 3:05 pm Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 5 female common eiders
11/20/20 12:46 pm Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bitterns at Hammo
11/20/20 12:28 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NW corner finches
11/20/20 10:44 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] YB Sapsuckers
11/20/20 10:35 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Article on impacts of the race for a Covid Vaccine on shorebird conservation
11/20/20 7:14 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Warbler Silver Sands SP 11/20/20
11/19/20 3:46 pm Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown Creeper - Hammonasset
11/19/20 3:35 pm Elena COFFEY via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5011, Issue 2
11/19/20 2:22 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] atlas updates and roosts
11/19/20 2:10 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11/19/20 1:18 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox sparrow in Orange backyard
11/19/20 8:13 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] New Britain - 1st Juncos of the season
11/19/20 8:02 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain - 1st Juncos of the season
11/19/20 7:48 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Wilson's Warbler
11/19/20 7:24 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford Golden Eagle
11/19/20 6:00 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Saw-whet Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
11/18/20 6:48 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle pics (Correct Link)
11/18/20 6:44 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] golden eagle pics BAD LINK WILL POST A GOOD ONE.
11/18/20 6:32 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle pics 11-18-2020
11/18/20 5:49 pm ashippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
11/18/20 4:52 pm John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
11/18/20 4:47 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Shore Park warblers, Lighthouse Pt
11/18/20 4:07 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Banded Brant
11/18/20 1:26 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] owl in rockefeller center tree
11/18/20 1:09 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeak East Haddam
11/18/20 12:09 pm CAROL GOERTZ via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT!!
11/18/20 11:29 am John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
11/18/20 9:35 am George Amato via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cave Swallow
11/18/20 8:31 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle at LPP Hawkwatch
11/18/20 5:36 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No sighting - WCBC Presentation
11/18/20 5:29 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Western Kingbird - Nathan Hale Park
11/18/20 4:58 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt Cave Swallow
11/17/20 7:31 pm Phil Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
11/17/20 2:07 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport CAVE SWALLOW
11/17/20 9:02 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
11/17/20 7:48 am Nance, Jeremy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley (Easton) Redpolls, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur
11/17/20 4:47 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Buntings, Old Saybrook
11/16/20 7:21 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT!!
11/16/20 4:19 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] REMINDER eBird outage
11/16/20 3:03 pm Tim Riley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dickcissel at feeders, Niantic
11/16/20 1:38 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Today - Eiders, Others
11/16/20 1:14 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waterford
11/16/20 12:48 pm JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Saybrook Eider.
11/16/20 12:13 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CAVE SWALLOW Stonington
11/15/20 7:29 pm jltanager via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandhill Cranes
11/15/20 2:21 pm Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Grosbeak - Great Mountain Forest Chattleton Road
11/15/20 12:51 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Smith Rich Warblers
11/15/20 12:45 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No Sighting - Presentation Invite
11/15/20 11:10 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Smith Rich Warblers
11/15/20 10:32 am Mark Grogan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fourteen Acre Pond - Norwalk
11/15/20 10:06 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
11/15/20 8:54 am Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 15 Nov - Branford Tennessee Warbler, plus Fox Sparrow & YB Sapsuckers at Lake Saltonstall
11/15/20 8:30 am tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruddy duck- Southbury
11/14/20 8:19 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: HAMMONASSETT EIDER
11/14/20 8:14 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HAMMONASSETT EIDER
11/14/20 5:06 pm C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Eider Niantic
11/14/20 4:20 pm Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NW CT, yes it's Eden (pretty long)
11/14/20 3:45 pm moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Snow Buntings
11/14/20 12:47 pm Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Madness II, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL +
11/14/20 11:27 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Franklin’s Gull at Seaside Park
11/14/20 10:06 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Franklin’s Gull at Seaside Park
11/14/20 9:35 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Eider, Long Beach
11/14/20 9:32 am Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle - Barkhamsted
11/14/20 9:15 am William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Madness II, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL +
11/14/20 9:08 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] More crossbills, Bigelow Hollow
11/14/20 8:20 am Andrew McGann via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt. Common Redpoll
11/14/20 8:17 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt. Common Redpoll
11/14/20 7:26 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] finches - piling on
11/14/20 7:14 am Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gannets Hammonasset
11/14/20 7:13 am Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Salineno Wildlife Preserve
11/14/20 6:54 am Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartland - Red Crossbill Redpolls
11/14/20 6:54 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Scoters Seaside
11/14/20 6:26 am Andrew McGann via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Crossbill - Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
11/13/20 5:59 pm NEaton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Salineno
11/13/20 3:05 pm William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Salineño
11/13/20 1:16 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Northern Gannet
11/13/20 1:03 pm Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)
11/13/20 12:54 pm JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Northern Gannet
11/13/20 12:14 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)
11/13/20 10:58 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Migration for the next few days
11/13/20 10:33 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)
11/13/20 9:41 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport highlights
11/13/20 9:10 am CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Niantic Eider
11/13/20 9:07 am CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Niantic River: Common Eider
11/13/20 9:03 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford mist birds
11/13/20 8:38 am W RUPP via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Killingworth Red-headed Woodpecker
11/12/20 8:07 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BBC News: Birds' genetic secrets revealed in global DNA study
11/12/20 5:55 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bad News
11/12/20 4:00 pm Maggy Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Female Common Merganser-Nepaug Reservoir
11/12/20 3:34 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] S. Norwalk Res- Ducks
11/12/20 2:39 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Crow roost forming Norwich
11/12/20 2:25 pm CAROL GOERTZ via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] eBird outage 11/17-19
11/12/20 1:17 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eBird outage 11/17-19
11/12/20 10:11 am Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks - Avon
11/12/20 8:55 am Jay Doody via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] red breasted mergansers in west haven
11/11/20 7:16 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rick Prum and James Prosek Conversation
11/11/20 11:51 am Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] End of year bird walks
11/11/20 7:02 am red396 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] grebe at swan pond hammo
11/11/20 5:05 am William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mt Riga weekend: double-digit RED CROSSBILL+ C. REDPOLL, grouse, +
11/10/20 3:01 pm Loralee Richter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yard Bird- Lark Sparrow
11/10/20 2:09 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Cove, Old Saybrook, Northern Pintail
11/10/20 1:54 pm Joan Tinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
11/10/20 1:51 pm Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5001, Issue 2
11/10/20 12:32 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Very dark Merlin at Hammo
11/10/20 7:10 am Nicki Hall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Grosbeaks
11/10/20 6:20 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo - Chat
11/9/20 8:01 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5001, Issue 2
11/9/20 5:39 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
11/9/20 4:14 pm Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
11/9/20 4:03 pm Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
11/9/20 3:28 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
11/9/20 3:21 pm Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut Christmas Bird Count 2020-2021 Schedule
11/9/20 2:38 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford
11/9/20 12:18 pm Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Busy apple tree Woodbury yard
11/9/20 11:42 am Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] YC Kinglet, westport yard
11/9/20 11:38 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers and Snipes
11/9/20 9:54 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Recent Evening Grosbeaks
11/9/20 6:57 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands Birds
11/9/20 6:55 am Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 9 Nov - Branford Supply Ponds Winter Wrens and Pied-billed Grebes
11/9/20 6:51 am Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cemetery Pond Common Redpoll Flyovers
11/9/20 5:36 am Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Best Plants for Birds
11/8/20 5:15 pm Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swan Sp. Harkness Memorial Update
11/8/20 3:29 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] winter atlas
11/8/20 2:56 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] North Lake, Hamden
11/8/20 2:46 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Best Plants for Birds
11/8/20 2:46 pm Daniel Cimbaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
11/8/20 2:15 pm AMY HOPKINS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] evergreen trees
11/8/20 1:33 pm JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
11/8/20 1:18 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mountainfilm
11/8/20 1:10 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] plants for birds
11/8/20 12:00 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Widgeon - Jonathan Law High School Pond
11/8/20 11:12 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon's Warbler, Stratford
11/8/20 11:01 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
11/8/20 10:57 am Joan Tinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Plants for birds
11/8/20 10:54 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
11/8/20 10:36 am Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swan sp.
11/8/20 10:35 am Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOS snow bunting
11/8/20 10:30 am JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
11/8/20 9:55 am Sirch, James via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Best Plants for Birds
11/8/20 9:50 am Lisa Lukawicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RB Nuthatch - Newington
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11/8/20 8:30 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Location info when posting please
11/8/20 8:25 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
11/8/20 7:50 am red396 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] green winged teals
11/8/20 7:49 am Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WESTERN KINGBIRD - Vernon
11/8/20 7:34 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeder birds for the weekend
11/8/20 7:31 am Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
11/8/20 6:24 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long Beach Redpolls +
11/8/20 6:23 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Redpoll, Trout Brook Valley orchard
11/8/20 6:08 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Vesper + Grosbeaks
11/8/20 6:07 am JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Eider
11/8/20 5:59 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vesper
11/8/20 5:57 am Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley Snow Geese and Lapland Longspur
11/7/20 5:32 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo RI - YES
11/7/20 5:07 pm tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common redpoll- Southbury
11/7/20 2:44 pm Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital. Common Cuckoo continues
11/7/20 1:40 pm Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton Finches
11/7/20 1:39 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow goose Bethlehem
11/7/20 12:58 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Hartford - Red Crossbills
11/7/20 12:50 pm Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fox Sparrows (lots) - Barkhamsted
11/7/20 11:35 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Finches moving Waterford
11/7/20 11:33 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shoveler 14 Acre too
11/7/20 11:23 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Pintail 14 Acre
11/7/20 11:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SNOWY OWL Bethlehem
11/7/20 11:10 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-throated Green Warbler - Stratford
11/7/20 10:32 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] N Shoveler Morris
11/7/20 9:09 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Crossbill
11/7/20 8:23 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Pond Simsbury
11/7/20 7:00 am ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummingbird!
11/7/20 6:46 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Great Pond
11/7/20 4:06 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo
11/6/20 4:31 pm Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Today’s New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk
11/6/20 1:26 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartford
11/6/20 12:29 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Today’s New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk
11/6/20 10:06 am Lisa Lukawicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Bluebird - Wolcott
11/6/20 9:56 am John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Link to Spruce Budworm Article
11/6/20 9:35 am Roberta Gowing via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common cockoo yes
11/6/20 4:52 am Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford yard, 8 evening grosbeaks!
11/5/20 6:20 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cave Swallow setup
11/5/20 5:57 pm Jay Petersen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Station 43
11/5/20 1:04 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook
11/5/20 12:29 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Link to Spruce Budworm Article
11/5/20 10:07 am Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford yard
11/5/20 7:35 am Kathy Edwards via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks!
11/5/20 6:55 am Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Greenwich Hooded Mergansers
11/4/20 6:56 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Eurasian Wigeon
11/4/20 5:39 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cuckoo 11-4-2020
11/4/20 5:30 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo pics 10-4-2020
11/4/20 4:27 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks Roxbury
11/4/20 12:36 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison and Stratford highlights
11/4/20 9:53 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Long Beach Stratford
11/4/20 9:52 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
11/4/20 9:27 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
11/4/20 8:29 am Jonathan Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bell’s vireo still here?
11/4/20 8:20 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long Beach Stratford
11/4/20 8:19 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte’s Gulls
11/4/20 7:51 am Phil Asprelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo - Yes!
11/4/20 5:12 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
11/3/20 11:24 pm Lisa Lukawicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 GHO’s Calling - Newington
11/3/20 4:23 pm Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 14 acre pond
11/3/20 4:14 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
11/3/20 4:01 pm Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ground feeding Kinglets
11/3/20 3:53 pm Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
11/3/20 2:50 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] McKinney blind
11/3/20 2:37 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
11/3/20 2:23 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lordship (Riley's) and McKinney blind 11/3/20
11/3/20 1:17 pm Gene Leganza via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Kinglet behavior
11/3/20 12:14 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
11/3/20 11:34 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Unusual Kinglet behavior
11/3/20 7:28 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stratford Eiders, Gannets
11/3/20 7:17 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BROWN CREEPER at Willard's Island
11/3/20 5:40 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cuckoo yes
11/2/20 3:55 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birds and seasons changing
11/2/20 3:42 pm Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stamford feeder report
11/2/20 1:44 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford feeder report
11/2/20 12:36 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Eiders, Gannets
11/2/20 11:49 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] American wigeon union pond
11/2/20 11:49 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American wigeon union pond
11/2/20 9:16 am Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-headed Vireo
11/2/20 8:48 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avon - Golden Eagle
11/2/20 8:08 am Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI-Common Cuckoo
11/2/20 8:02 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] a few spots in Orange
11/2/20 7:32 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] RI CUCKOO YES
11/2/20 4:01 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI CUCKOO YES
11/1/20 1:58 pm Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Siskin and purple finch
11/1/20 1:56 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Respect the owls!
11/1/20 1:26 pm Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Siskins
11/1/20 12:32 pm David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] (Extralimital) Common Cuckoo in RI
11/1/20 12:24 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Early Winter is Here
11/1/20 12:12 pm Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Respect the owls!
11/1/20 11:18 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT!!
11/1/20 10:52 am Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Respect the owls!
11/1/20 10:38 am perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phoebe in East Windsor
11/1/20 9:55 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] (Extralimital) Common Cuckoo in RI
11/1/20 9:03 am CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook raptors, ducks
11/1/20 8:01 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-throated Blue Warbler
11/1/20 7:21 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extraliminal COMMON CUCKOO IN RI
11/1/20 7:02 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Bell’s Vireo
11/1/20 6:50 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Finch
11/1/20 6:42 am Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (Extralimital) Common Cuckoo in RI
11/1/20 6:40 am David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avon Crossbils
11/1/20 5:41 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Redpoll Andover CT
11/1/20 4:58 am Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening grosbeaks + siskins - Clinton 10/31
11/1/20 4:53 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eBird and sensitive species
11/1/20 4:50 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Don't post owl roosts
11/1/20 4:46 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Don't post owl roosts
11/1/20 4:28 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Don't post owl roosts
10/31/20 8:29 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BELL’S VIREO YES
10/31/20 7:28 pm Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch Saturday
10/31/20 6:06 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pacfic Golden-Plover Pics 10-30 -2020
10/31/20 5:51 pm JJ Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Sat morning
10/31/20 5:45 pm Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pine Siskin Specimen
10/31/20 5:11 pm Mike Widmer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle - Fairfield
10/31/20 3:27 pm James Leone via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford Rough-legged Hawk
10/31/20 12:51 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Clay-colored
10/31/20 12:21 pm Youngdre via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4992, Issue 3
10/31/20 11:59 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Horned Larks Hammo
10/31/20 10:54 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Misc. Simsbury Birds
10/31/20 10:50 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pipits
10/31/20 10:06 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Bitterns
10/31/20 9:46 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse update?
10/31/20 9:46 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-Breasted Nuthatch - Stamford feeder
10/31/20 9:44 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Make it FOUR Short Eared Owls at Silver Sands
10/31/20 9:39 am Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle LPP
10/31/20 9:27 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bell’s Vireo and two Short Eared Owls - Silver Sands
10/31/20 8:40 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle LPP
10/31/20 8:13 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bell’s Vireo, Silver Sands SP
10/31/20 7:31 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Bald Eagles
10/31/20 7:27 am Karen Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset horned larks and snow buntings
10/31/20 7:09 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Rough-legged
10/31/20 7:08 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sikorsky Airport Pacific Golden Plover
10/31/20 6:26 am William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeak flight
10/31/20 5:09 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gannet spectacle
10/31/20 5:08 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Siskin Specimen
10/31/20 4:57 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Sandhill Cranes
 
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Date: 11/29/20 10:01 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hungry Great Horned Owl
A friend in New Milford just called to say a great horned owl had just "landed on" 4 blue jays eating under his feeders - and then, midst a great deal of squawking, carried one off in his talons!
Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Date: 11/29/20 8:19 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] White-winged crossbills, Woodstock
Just had the same or another flock in conifers behind 170 Center St. In West Woodstock. Birds flew west.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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> 13 white-winged crossbills feeding in hemlock at Bradford Marcy Cemetery off Center Rd in Woodstock. Just flew but maybe not gone far.
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Date: 11/29/20 7:43 am
From: Judy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] hHanmonasset Eiders

Raft of a dozen Common Eiders just to left of Meigs Point jetty. Included adult males, one male Black Scoter.
Judy Moore
Woodbridge
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Date: 11/29/20 7:12 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Allen’s Highlights
11/29- Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. 2 Winter Wrens, 6 woodpecker species, 1 lonely Purple Finch, Fox Sparrow, several Tree Sparrows, and 10+ Bluebirds. Beautiful morning to be out as rising sun slowly began to thaw frost-covered vegetation.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/29/20 6:51 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-winged crossbills, Woodstock
13 white-winged crossbills feeding in hemlock at Bradford Marcy Cemetery off Center Rd in Woodstock. Just flew but maybe not gone far.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 11/29/20 6:33 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut State of the Birds 2020
The Connecticut Audubon Society has released its Connecticut State of the Birds 2020, subtitled "Pandemic - Conservationists scramble in the field, the lab, and the legislature”. This excellent publication has an introduction (“Conservation During the Pandemic”) by Tom Anderson, editor of the annual CAS State of the Birds. The articles included cover a range of topics of interest to Connecticut birders, naturalists, and conservationists. They are:

For Beach-nesting Birds, a Potential Disaster is Averted, by Scott Kruitbosch.

Fieldwork Delayed as Marsh Birds Try to Cope with Rising Sea Level, by Sam Apgar. An article by Eliza Grames on Ovenbird nest sites is included.

Summer Atlas Work a “Huge Success” As Organizers Adapt to Pandemic, by Chris Elphick.

The Dismantling of a Key Bird Protection Law Proceeded as Work to Replace it Stalled, by Tykee James.

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Conservation Funding, by Amy Blaymore Paterson.

The Pandemic Slowed but Didn’t Stop a Project to Document Changes on the Lower Connecticut River, by Jim Arrigoni.

Connecticut State of the Birds 2020 concludes with Recommendations & Actions. Graphic design and most photos are by Paul Fusco and Julian Hough. The Connecticut Audubon Society is a co-sponsor of the ongoing Connecticut Bird Atlas, along with the Connecticut Ornithological Association and other outstanding organizations.

Steve Broker
Cheshire


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Date: 11/29/20 6:08 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Crow Roost
Have to laugh -- one of the most dangerous intersections in the state, and here comes this encouragement to look for birds there! The funny thing is that I've always looked for birds there in the past, while arguing with myself about the irony of possibly dying that high up in the air looking at an eagle, peregrine, or other bird...

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On 11/28/2020 4:41 PM William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>
> At the intersection of route 84 and route 8A very large Crow roost
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Date: 11/29/20 4:35 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Virginia Rail at Greenwich Audubon
If anyone wants to try and find the Rail, it was on the main path east of
the hawk watching area running north through the field of what looks like
dead goldenrod. It was just beyond the fir tree on the left side. Unless it
comes out on the path, you won't be able to see it but it might be calling
if its still there.
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Date: 11/28/20 6:24 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans over Branford
Around 10:12am today five Tundra Swans passed over Ecology Park in Branford
heading SW. It is possible these were the same five adult TUSW that left
Batterson Park Pond approx 45 minutes earlier heading southwest, per Dave P
and Greg H.

The finch flight from 8-10am was slow but included one flock of 11 Evening
Grosbeaks, a single Red Crossbill, and a single Common Redpoll.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 11/28/20 3:22 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystery calls
Forrest Wickman suggested a Virginia Rail. I considered the Rail but it was
high and dry in a field but he might be right. Maybe the small flock was
incidental. It also ceased suddenly. Well I did see and photograph that
King Rail at Allen's Meadow so why not a Virginia Rail at Audubon? Probably
so. Thanks, Forrest.

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Date: 11/28/20 2:25 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Audubon bird calls
Walking through the upper fields this afternoon, we heard a small flock of
small birds calling to each other as they flitted through the bushes. We
could not get a good look or a photo but they were calling continuously to
each other with what sounded like Kidick, kidick - almost like a Least
Flycatcher but not quite so abrupt. Then they flew off. Any thoughts?

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Date: 11/28/20 1:42 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Crow Roost
At the intersection of route 84 and route 8A very large Crow roost
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Date: 11/28/20 12:09 pm
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks at Machimoodus SP
Late this morning walking the dog in Machimoodus SP in East Haddam, I ran across 2 Evening Grosbeaks by the lower pond near the main parking area. Also saw a Great Horned Owl being chased through the trees by a mob of crows and a peregrine that was incidentally flushed by another Great Horned Owl. I didn’t expect to see anything other than the “usual” winter fare given the crowds of people out enjoying the park.
Stuart Winquist, East Hampton


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Date: 11/28/20 12:00 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Redpolls, Waterbury
Three Common Redpolls were feeding on Gray Birch catkins in the industrial
area off Reidville Drive, Waterbury (Intertstate Lane), late this morning.

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Waterbury
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Date: 11/28/20 10:47 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye relocated in MA
The Goldeneye was flushed from the Barnes boat launch in Enfield by a boat around 11 (before I arrived)

Currently seeing it from Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, Longmeadow, MA. Probably more visible from Agawam Landing. Quite distant from here.

Paul Smith
New Haven



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Date: 11/28/20 10:16 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Rusty Blackbirds
Talcott Wakeman Vineyard Wildlife Habitat- Aspetuck Land Trust Property- 6 Rusty Blackbirds, Winter Wren

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/28/20 7:31 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanksgiving Reflections
Hi all,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This Coronavirus pandemic has been especially concerning, as we are all aware. Luckily my wife, family and I have stayed well. I wish the same for you. Birding has been a great activity to remain sane through it all, especially locally, alone or in small masked groups of friends...though I miss traveling to exotic birding destinations.
Birding my home town of Stratford has resulted in numerous rare bird finds, including:
- Pacific Golden-Plover, Sikorsky Airport (*first CT record), Oct 29-31- Hudsonian Godwit, Sikorsky Airport, Oct 29-31- Snowy Owl, Sikorsky Airport, Nov 14- Long-tailed Jaeger, Stratford Point, Aug 25- Sooty Tern, Sniffens Lane, Aug 4- Western Tanager, home feeders, Apr 16-20- Blue Grosbeak, home feeders, Apr 30- "Thayer's" Iceland Gull, Long Beach, Feb 28-29- Least Bittern, McKinney NWR, May 22- Connecticut Warbler, Stratford Point, Sept 19- Yellow-breasted Chat, Stratford Point, Oct 2

It's a pretty amazing list of rarities within about 5 miles of home. So, despite the pandemic, there is much to be thankful for! Guess what I'm wishing for for Christmas?
Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 11/28/20 7:20 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra Swans at Batterson are now gone. Flew over Greg Hanisek and me headed southwest.
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Date: 11/28/20 7:12 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] RI Dovekie
Anyone know if its still there today? I haven't seen any other reports.

David Funke, Manchester CT

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> There is currently a Dovekie in the Pond at Trustom NWR in RI. It is being
> seen from the Osprey Point Platform.
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Date: 11/28/20 6:37 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 MALE COMMON EIDER - Hammonasset
Off the shell beach.

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Date: 11/28/20 5:08 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrow's Goldeneye Enfield continues
The Barrow's Goldeneye drake found by Paul Desjardins yesterday at the
Barnes boat launch on the Connecticut River in Enfield continues. With
about 15 Common Goldeneye. Upriver from boat launch when I was there.

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Date: 11/27/20 3:52 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Truly impressive Eider numbers eastern Connecticut/Rhode Island
Echoing Dave and Phil's observation, I was photographing sea ducks by boat
for DEEP today and had by far the most Common Eider I've seen in the
central sound. There were ~220 at Falkner's Island off Guilford, and
small numbers were scattered inshore. How times have changed. It took me
seeing four King Eiders in CT before I saw my first Common Eider in the
state, back only ~15-20 years ago.

Regarding King Eider in the Sound, I've always wondered how much Common
Eider and King Eider numbers are actually tied to one another here.
Sometimes it seems like large flocks of Common Eider make it quite
difficult to find a King by giving a place for the Kings to hide, rather
than increasing the chances just because more eider are around. Don't know.

Either way, late November is prime time for King Eider in CT, with or
without Commons being around. I've always thought of Thanksgiving weekend
as possibly the best time of the year for that species.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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> Phil Rusch and I birded Stonington Point area today. The numbers of Common
> Eiders in Little Narragansett Bay, Eastern Long Island Sound in the area
> between Napatree Point, Stonington Point, Fisher's Island, and Enders
> Island, were truly impressive. While there were also good numbers of
> scoters about (all 3 species) as well as some newly arriving Greater Scaup,
> The real show where the Common Eiders. Large flocks moving about as well as
> individuals sprinkle throughout the entire area numbered in the thousands.
> No Kings were found among them but a King Eider was seen in nearby Rhode
> Island this morning. No doubt there are more King Eiders within this
> impressive incursion.
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Date: 11/27/20 3:13 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Truly impressive Eider numbers eastern Connecticut/Rhode Island
Phil Rusch and I birded Stonington Point area today. The numbers of Common
Eiders in Little Narragansett Bay, Eastern Long Island Sound in the area
between Napatree Point, Stonington Point, Fisher's Island, and Enders
Island, were truly impressive. While there were also good numbers of
scoters about (all 3 species) as well as some newly arriving Greater Scaup,
The real show where the Common Eiders. Large flocks moving about as well as
individuals sprinkle throughout the entire area numbered in the thousands.
No Kings were found among them but a King Eider was seen in nearby Rhode
Island this morning. No doubt there are more King Eiders within this
impressive incursion.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 11/27/20 1:26 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandhills- Wilton
11/27 Wilton- while sitting outside visiting neighbors, 8 Sandhill Cranes flew over at 3:05 heading SW.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/27/20 12:38 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield


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This afternoon seen from the Barnes Boat Launch drake Barrows Goldeneye seen with about 20 Common Goldeneyes. Probably same bird reported in Agawam, Massachusetts November 18.

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Date: 11/27/20 11:07 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nashville & Tenn Warblers-Stratford
1/27. Stratford, Ryders Ln, Sikorsky River Walk- Scott Kruitbosch reports: Tennessee and Nashville Warblers together at Sikorsky bridge park. Right along parkway at curve of trail to bridge.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 11/27/20 10:34 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI Dovekie
There is currently a Dovekie in the Pond at Trustom NWR in RI. It is being seen from the Osprey Point Platform.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 11/27/20 9:57 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Watertown
The Iceland Gull reported by Greg yesterday at Lake Winnemaug in Watertown was present today at about 10:00AM. In addition to the other birds reported yesterday by Greg there were 7 Ruddy Ducks, a Bufflehead, a Double-crested Cormorant and a Bald Eagle.

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> Late this a.m. had an adult Iceland Gull (kumlieni) on L Winnemaug in a
> flock of about 55 Ring-billed Gulls. There was also one Herring Gull. Also
> present were 170 Common Mergansers, three Hooded Mergansers, a Common Loon
> and a Belted Kingfisher.
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Date: 11/27/20 9:33 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain FINALLY!!
got some WT Sparrows yesterday
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Date: 11/27/20 7:58 am
From: Ann Lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [NOS Birds] 13 prioritizing winter atlas work
Hi Chris,

When we follow your advice and find an area that needs birding, but we don’t have enough time to do a one hour timed survey how do we enter that into eBird? Just leave out “CT Bird Atlas timed survey” from the comments field, but still share the checklist with CTBirdAtlas?

Ann Lewis
Chaplin

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> Hi everyone,
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> If you're wondering where to spend some time birding today, to work off yesterday's meal, and would like to find somewhere new to help advance the winter atlas project, I just finished a new blog post on how to find under-birded blocks:
> http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/11/27/where-to-atlas-next/
>
> Now, I'm off to follow my own advice ....
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Date: 11/27/20 6:23 am
From: Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Geese
Two pink footed geese at the field in Simsbury now at 9:25 am on Friday. Also one greater white front goose, same field opposite side.

Tom Kenefick
Woodbridge

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> Two Pink-footed Geese at the field in Simsbury now. 9 AM Friday.
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Date: 11/27/20 6:05 am
From: Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5018, Issue 1
Two Pink-footed Geese at the field in Simsbury now. 9 AM Friday.

Tom Kenefick
Woodbridge

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Date: 11/27/20 4:03 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Snow Geese 7am
Burying Hill Beach- 2 Snow Geese flying west, first low over the water, then high up

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/27/20 3:55 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] prioritizing winter atlas work
Hi everyone,
If you're wondering where to spend some time birding today, to work off yesterday's meal, and would like to find somewhere new to help advance the winter atlas project, I just finished a new blog post on how to find under-birded blocks:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/11/27/where-to-atlas-next/
Now, I'm off to follow my own advice ....

Chris


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Date: 11/26/20 9:05 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Watertown
Late this a.m. had an adult Iceland Gull (kumlieni) on L Winnemaug in a
flock of about 55 Ring-billed Gulls. There was also one Herring Gull. Also
present were 170 Common Mergansers, three Hooded Mergansers, a Common Loon
and a Belted Kingfisher.

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Date: 11/25/20 6:08 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding the four corners
While doing my best to contribute to the Connecticut Birding Atlas over the past few years, one of my biggest frustrations has been block boundaries. Going out to atlas without checking block maps first can lead to one having to do some mental gymnastics with lists when entering data later. This usually happens when coming across a good place by accident or birding a tried and true area without thought. A few times I have completed a one hour winter survey, only to find out later that I crossed a boundary and did not.

Today I was prepared to bird the intersection of four blocks within a farm field (very close to a four way road intersection in the middle of a farm complex). I was happy to find a male American Kestrel perched on a heavily leaning cornstalk that survived the silage cutting. I kept a close eye on him but shifted to the next block to start a one hour survey. Minutes later the kestrel flew through the block I was in and into a third block before disappearing. A twist here or there and it could have been one kestrel, four blocks.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 11/25/20 2:33 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow in New Britain
1st this season.  Still no WT's.
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Date: 11/25/20 1:17 pm
From: Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Long Beach
11/25 Stratford Long Beach
First winter Iceland gull
Paul

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Date: 11/25/20 1:00 pm
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ravens
11/25 Durham - 8 silly Ravens absolutely "frolicking " with one another above the Mica Hill Ledges. They flew together in formation, then broke off into smaller groups , squawking the whole time only to join up together and start their aerobatics once again.I squacked at them and they came over and checked me out. Then dismissed me. I thought I heard one say"Nevermore!"So amusing!! Just thought I'd share.These are residents of the area.
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Date: 11/25/20 11:11 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 11/25 Milford, Silver Sands Ipswich Sparrow +
This afternoon (2 pm) at Silver Sands State Park I had an Ipswich Sparrow along the grass edge right of the boardwalk that starts from the parking lot. Also a late Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Barred Owl and Northern Harrier.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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Date: 11/25/20 7:03 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wednesday morning: Pink-footed (pair) and Gr. W-fronted Goose continue to shuttle between Great Pond and the agricultural field on Hoskins Road (east of Clifdon Drive) in Simsbury.
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Date: 11/24/20 3:12 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad Brook


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This afternoon seen at Mill Pond immature Snow Goose, 3 Greater White Fronted Geese, Bald Eagle and Common Raven.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 11/24/20 10:36 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Geese in Simsbury
Pair sitting among numerous Canadas on north side of Great Pond in Simsbury. Doug BeachSimsbury Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/24/20 10:12 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
11/24, Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:40am-11:00 am. mid
tide, receding, sunny and windy-40F-45F.
The marsh was fairly quiet except for a bunch of gulls. On LIS side, about
90 Brant strewn out along the coastline,
large group of shorebirds, including Dunlin, Black bellied plovers and
sanderlings feeding, about 10 Horned Lark further out on the sand bar in
the center in the grasses, 2 Mute swans, and about 12 Great black backed
gulls at end of sandbar. The Herring and Ring billed gulls were busy
feeding-lots of shells dropping down.
On the grounds, feeders and paths- 2 Northern Cardinals, 1 Carolina wren, 3
American Goldfinches, 3 Chickadees, 1 Red bellied woodpecker, 2 Song
sparrows.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 11/24/20 9:45 am
From: Mike Widmer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 10 Sandhill Cranes Fairfield Flyover
Had these same 10 birds flyover my house just a few minutes later...they made their presence known as they flew over fairly low with plenty of calls.   What an awesome sight!  Thought they might of landed near Samp Mortar Lake or the Mill River, but looked and did not relocate.
Mike WidmerJelly Hill FarmFairfield, CT.
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:08:28 -0500
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Subject: [CT Birds] 10 Sandhill Cranes Fairfield Flyover
We had 10 sandhill cranes flyover Black Rock turnpike today about 1:15pm.  This was at the intersection of Stillson and Black Rock Turnpike over Wild Birds Unlimited.  They were quite vocal and heading northwest.

Chris Petherick
Fairfield, Fairfield County





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Date: 11/24/20 5:01 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Goldeneyes & Spotted Sandpipers(plural!), Red Crossbills
Westport-Burying Hill Beach- with Dave Zawisha- 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 4 FOS Common Goldeneyes, 7 Horned Grebes, 6 Red Crossbills flying west

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/23/20 1:56 pm
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Buteos
2:15-3:15pm Ecology Park, Branford
With the weather clearing and wind howling out of the NW, I had the following:
31 Red-tails4 Red Shoulder 5 Coops2 Sharp-shinned6 Turkey Vultures
Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 11/23/20 1:36 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Allen’s Golden Eagle
11/23, Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. Alerted by Chris’s post and Jim Hunter’s text, I shot down to Allen’s hoping to run into the migrating Cranes- no luck but did have an adult Golden Eagle heading SW.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Subject: 10 Sandhill Cranes Fairfield Flyover
Date: Mon Nov 23 2020 19:09 pm
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We had 10 sandhill cranes flyover Black Rock turnpike today about 1:15pm. This was at the intersection of Stillson and Black Rock Turnpike over Wild Birds Unlimited. They were quite vocal and heading northwest.

Chris Petherick
Fairfield, Fairfield County

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Date: 11/23/20 11:09 am
From: Chris Petherick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 10 Sandhill Cranes Fairfield Flyover
We had 10 sandhill cranes flyover Black Rock turnpike today about 1:15pm. This was at the intersection of Stillson and Black Rock Turnpike over Wild Birds Unlimited. They were quite vocal and heading northwest.

Chris Petherick
Fairfield, Fairfield County

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Date: 11/23/20 9:33 am
From: Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] North Stamford -Belted kingfisher and great blue heron

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Date: 11/23/20 7:44 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Allen’s Surprise
11/23 Allen’s Meadow, Wilton- 2 Snow Buntings upon arrival feeding in gravel/grassy large parking area.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/23/20 4:00 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] S E Ct Correction


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Glenn, you were half right as Western Kingbird is a flycatcher! L O L

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 11/22/20 8:16 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SE CT correction
The bird found yesterday and not refound today in North Stonington was a Western Kingbird, not a "Western" Flycatcher. My brain has a problem with proper nouns. I almost repeated my mistake in this correction!

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 11/22/20 7:11 pm
From: Severin Uebbing via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Haven Harlequin
The drake Harlequin that Julian Hough found at Brazos Road earlier today
was briefly seen again around 2.50 pm.  We searched for it for about 30
minutes, many of which were spent trying to identify distant ducks in a
wavy sea.  When we finally saw it, the duck made a fairly close flyby
seemingly out of nowhere, eventually flying out to sea.  This is to say
that I wouldn't be surprised if it continued there or in the general area.

Also, a juvenile Glaucous Gull came in to roost on the close rock (the
one that becomes an island at high tide).

Severin & Acadia
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Date: 11/22/20 6:36 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] follow up comments
The post I made earlier about the birds seen at Hammonasset made mention of a precise location where the birds were seen. The location can be found on the excellent map of Hammo that was prepared by Micky Komara and is now available through a link on the COA website. This will be a very handy reference for anyone trying to report on or find a bird seen at this park. Thank you, Micky!

The sighting by Julian H of the drake Harlequin Duck in East Haven is interesting. It may very well be the same individual that was seen at Milford Point (and then inland at Aspetuck Reservoir) this past spring. That bird was keeping close company with a female Common Goldeneye and may have been a mated pair. Julian mentioned that he saw the bird with female Common Goldeneyes. Further observers of this bird would do well to watch its interactions with the birds it is seen with. There is the remote possibility that a hybrid offspring could be seen with them. Birding is endlessly interesting!

Chris Loscalzo,
Woodbridge
COA President

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Date: 11/22/20 4:48 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam Lake Ducks
Just the usual suspects today, lots of hooded mergansers and buffleheads, a few common mergs, 4 goldeneye and 1 pied-billed grebe from the Litchfield Town Beach;  30 ruddy ducks and 16 coots around Point Folly - and an adult bald eagle a-hunting.  Very few "land" birds but one golden-crowned kinglet and 5 tree sparrows at Point Folly.  On Jones Pond on Rte.209, 4 American wigeon.
Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Date: 11/22/20 4:31 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Redpolls, Sedge Wren, and others
Anymore on the SEDGE WREN?

Thanks

Jim Hunter
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> 11/21/20 - Sherwood Island S.P., Westport, CT
> 3 Common Redpolls2+ Pine Siskins12+ American Pipits1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet3 American Tree Sparrows1 White-winged Scoter15+
> Common Mergansers2 Red-breasted Nuthatches
> - Long Beach Park, Stratford, CT
> 2 White-winged Scotersseveral Sanderlings7+ Dunlins
> - Birdseye Boat Launch, Milford, CT
> 1 SEDGE WREN1 Hooded Merganser2 Swamp Sparrows1 Savannah Sparrow
> Andrew
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Date: 11/22/20 4:25 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
All "fancy" finches left my yard a couple of weeks ago, leaving just resident house finches and a couple of goldfinches.  Rambling round Bantam Lake this morning with Western CT Bird Club, did not see a single finch of any persuasion, even house or gold, let alone the goodies which seem to be down on the coast or up in Salisbury.  Angela Dimmitt, New Milford


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Subject: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?

Is it the frost or the warm weather that followed?
Paul

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Date: 11/22/20 3:56 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SE CT birds today
The Western Flycatcher on Boombridge Rd, North Stonington was not refound this morning. While winter atlasing in the area, there were a few of the irruptives here and there - Red-breasted Nuthatches, Purple Finches, and Pine Siskins. Best were an EVENING GROSBEAK at the Assekonk Swamp WMA north end, technically the athletic field area of the N Stonington Schools complex and twelve RED CROSSBILLS from the south end, Rt 184 entrance.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 11/22/20 3:05 pm
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Haven Harlequin flew
An eBird report from about quarter of three said that the Harlequin flew.
There were zero goldeneyes around 3:30 and a few Long-tailed Ducks but not
much else of particular note but a distant drake White-winged Scoter.
Viewing conditions were poor.

Jamie Meyers
Canton
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Date: 11/22/20 12:17 pm
From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Winter Finch movements - crossbills, redpolls, and more
This weekend (and past week in general) has been quite good for winter
finches moving through Fairfield.

I've had several multiple-hour dedicated finch / hawk watches from the
first big meadow at Hoyden's Hill Open Space over the course of this past
week, and here are some of the highlights:

Red Crossbills - numerous flyovers, some single birds, some small groups,
on 11/14, 11/21, and this morning 11/22 (also flyovers at Lake Mohegan
11/18 and Larsen Sanctuary 11/20)

White-winged Crossbill - a single flyover bird seen and heard well this
morning at Hoyden's Hill

Common Redpoll - several single birds or small groups at Hoyden's yesterday
(11/21) and this morning (11/22)

Plus numerous Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, a single Horned Lark, and many
migrating raptors (Black and Turkey Vultures, Red-tailed, Red-shouldered,
Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, Bald Eagle).

Ironically, the winter finch I've primarily been doing these watches for
(Evening Grosbeak) has thus far remained elusive. Overall, some really
great mornings spent here and I highly encourage others to get out to their
local spots and listen!

James Purcell
Fairfield
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Date: 11/22/20 11:25 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo and Old Saybrook highlights: Red Crossbills, Lapland Longspurs, et al
We went birding along the coast this morning, at several locations. From Cornfield Point viewing area in Old Saybrook, there were Black and Surf Scoter. At Fort Monument Park in Old Saybrook, we observed a LAPLAND LONGSPUR in the Snow Bunting flock there, along with several White-winged Scoter among the Surf Scoter in the river. At Hammonasset SP in Madison, we saw three RED CROSSBILLS in the pines just south of the Chase Channel Culvert near Cedar Knoll in the campgrounds. Also at those pines were FOS Fox Sparrow and a Brown Creeper. There was one Great Egret at the edge of the swan pond and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR in the flock of Horned Larks in the field south of the swan pond. Full reports on eBird.

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 11/22/20 10:46 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Finches in Stamford
No finches at all in the last two weeks.
And - this afternoon - no birds at all at feeder or anywhere in sight on
the bare trees or bushes. Feeder is full. No hawks in sight. What's going
on?
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Date: 11/22/20 10:05 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harlequin - East Haven
Male Harlequin just offshore at end of Brazos road, East Haven with small flock of goldeneye.
Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 11/22/20 9:49 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] October's Pacific Golden Plover- a state first.
Thank you for this, Julian. I tried to see it a few days later but was unlucky. But hopefully there will be a next time and now I'll know what to look for!

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
> On 11/22/2020 9:32 AM julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Several people got to see this bird, first noticed as a "late American Golden Plover", by hard-working local birder Frank Mantlik.
> Its tricky identification was figured out by a few knowledgeable birders and news was put out quickly, not always the case with stealth species that are hard to identify, and enabled many people to connect the same afternoon.
> It was apparent that many people were not aware of what features to look for, so I hope the following post contains info and captions that may help inform those people that may be curious why this was different from American Golden.
> https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/sometimes-its-just-that-easy/
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Date: 11/22/20 9:32 am
From: Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford yard
Brown Creeper in woods and male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker eating fruit of
winterberry yesterday. Two Hermit Thrushes in lawn today, one 'foot
quivering' to scare up food.



Cindi Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 11/22/20 9:12 am
From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
Same in Clinton. The flock of about 50 siskins dropped on warmer days. It
was down to a few lately but 0 so far today. The goldfinch flock that was
down to at most 4 when the siskins were monopolizing the feeder has grown
to more than 10 most days. I do think they know when you've bought more
niger and are now off in the trees laughing, "ha, now they've got 8 pounds
going rancid" ;)
Another observation, I've seen the sapsucker in the holly bush a couple of
times and apparently attempting to pluck winterberries, but the branches
are too spindly to land on making it difficult.

Rob Ballinger - Clinton

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> Fewer finches/siskins here in Chester, too. Although I've found that
> they back off when the weather is warmer, and reappear with chillier
> temps. I certainly hope they do - I loaded up on thistle seed, based on
> the numbers earlier this season!
> :-)
> Tammy Eustis
> Chester, CT
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
> From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: Sun, November 22, 2020 8:28 am
> To: <ctbirds...>
>
> 11/22- Wilton yard- that strong front that barreled through earlier in
> the week really cleared out finch numbers here- I have far fewer Pine
> Siskins, Purple Finches, and even Goldfinches. I say this based not only
> I what I’m seeing and hearing but also seed levels in the feeders.
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
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Date: 11/22/20 9:11 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose
At least one of the two Greater White-fronted Geese, reported on November 7 by David Lawton, continues in Simsbury. The large agricultural field on Hoskins Road, east of Clifdon Drive, provides a good viewing spot in the morning, before it and the numerous Canadas return to Great Pond.Doug Beach Simsbury Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/22/20 9:08 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
I just counted 22 Pine Siskin at our feeder here at North Lake in Hamden.

Arthur Shippee.

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> On Nov 22, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Fewer finches/siskins here in Chester, too. Although I've found that
> they back off when the weather is warmer, and reappear with chillier
> temps. I certainly hope they do - I loaded up on thistle seed, based on
> the numbers earlier this season!
> :-)
> Tammy Eustis
> Chester, CT
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
> From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: Sun, November 22, 2020 8:28 am
> To: <ctbirds...>
>
> 11/22- Wilton yard- that strong front that barreled through earlier in
> the week really cleared out finch numbers here- I have far fewer Pine
> Siskins, Purple Finches, and even Goldfinches. I say this based not only
> I what I’m seeing and hearing but also seed levels in the feeders.
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
>
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Date: 11/22/20 7:46 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
Fewer finches/siskins here in Chester, too. Although I've found that
they back off when the weather is warmer, and reappear with chillier
temps. I certainly hope they do - I loaded up on thistle seed, based on
the numbers earlier this season!
:-)
Tammy Eustis
Chester, CT



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Subject: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Sun, November 22, 2020 8:28 am
To: <ctbirds...>

11/22- Wilton yard- that strong front that barreled through earlier in
the week really cleared out finch numbers here- I have far fewer Pine
Siskins, Purple Finches, and even Goldfinches. I say this based not only
I what I’m seeing and hearing but also seed levels in the feeders.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/22/20 7:27 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redpolls - they're coming!
I observed 100+ Common Redpolls being harried by a Cooper’s Hawk yesterday at my hawkwatch site in Granville, MA. This is just three miles north of the MA/CT state line in East Hartland.

John Weeks
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Date: 11/22/20 7:07 am
From: Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur - Hammonasset
Meigs Pt parking area in the middle rows with the Horned Larks at 9:00 this morning.

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Date: 11/22/20 7:03 am
From: Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] DEEP in Old Lyme: GW Teal and Tree Sparrows
Tree sparrows still present. Now mixed in with juncos and white throated sparrows right across from DEEP building. Also, 1 Fox Sparrow. All pretty approachable for photography purposes.

MF

> On Nov 21, 2020, at 13:40, CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> A good variety of birds at DEEP Headquarters and adjacent area today including:
>
> 40 Green-winged Teal
> 4 Gadwall
> 3 Mallard
> 15 American Tree Sparrow
> 1 Raven
>
> Most of the Tree Sparrows were at the small marina with the SHELL sign just before DEEP. Three more were across the street at Shippee Pond. The Tree Sparrows in both spots were by themselves with no other sparrow species mixed in.
>
> Complete list of species on eBird.
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> Carolyn Cimino
> Waterford
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Date: 11/22/20 6:36 am
From: Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ravens in Stratford
11/22 Stratford- Lordship Blvd
Two ravens making use of a road-killed rat. Just took the rat over the fence into the airport property near the entrance.
Paul

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Date: 11/22/20 6:33 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] October's Pacific Golden Plover- a state first.
Several people got to see this bird, first noticed as a "late American Golden Plover", by hard-working local birder Frank Mantlik.
Its tricky identification was figured out by a few knowledgeable birders and news was put out quickly, not always the case with stealth species that are hard to identify, and enabled many people to connect the same afternoon.
It was apparent that many people were not aware of what features to look for, so I hope the following post contains info and captions that may help inform those people that may be curious why this was different from American Golden.
https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/sometimes-its-just-that-easy/
Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 11/22/20 6:25 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] TREE SPARROW - Hansen Park, North Haven
Probed the west side of Hansen Park in North Haven. Dirt road through fields. Nice habitat. Photo birding. Got a few pics of a tree sparrow.
Joe Budrow

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Date: 11/22/20 6:17 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mansfield Northern Shrike yes
It took two hours to relocate, but the shrike continues. It was teed up in some tall trees on the east side of a corn field on the opposite side of the railroad tracks, near a yellow bucket in the field. It has been seen in this general area sporadically. This is on the south side of the farm.

The bird was in view for a few minutes and was being harassed by chickadees then flew off. It could be in any suitable location in this wide open area but has been seen more often than not near the bucket.

Jamie Meyers
Canton


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Date: 11/22/20 5:47 am
From: Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
Is it the frost or the warm weather that followed?
Paul

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Date: 11/22/20 5:42 am
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder
Baltimore Oriole at suet feeder

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East Haven

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Date: 11/22/20 5:28 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fewer Finches Anyone?
11/22- Wilton yard- that strong front that barreled through earlier in the week really cleared out finch numbers here- I have far fewer Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, and even Goldfinches. I say this based not only I what I’m seeing and hearing but also seed levels in the feeders.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/22/20 4:36 am
From: Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruddy Ducks - Reservoir #6 West Hartford
Yesterday afternoon a dozen Ruddy Ducks, 5 Common Mergansers, hooded mergansers, a belted kingfisher all on the northern half of the reservoir.

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Date: 11/22/20 4:09 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common raven
Now on RT 8 just south of exit 11 feeding on roadkill deer

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Date: 11/21/20 6:31 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redpolls, Sedge Wren, and others
11/21/20 - Sherwood Island S.P., Westport, CT
3 Common Redpolls2+ Pine Siskins12+ American Pipits1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet1 Golden-crowned Kinglet3 American Tree Sparrows1 White-winged Scoter15+ Common Mergansers2 Red-breasted Nuthatches
- Long Beach Park, Stratford, CT
2 White-winged Scotersseveral Sanderlings7+ Dunlins
- Birdseye Boat Launch, Milford, CT
1 SEDGE WREN1 Hooded Merganser2 Swamp Sparrows1 Savannah Sparrow
Andrew
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Date: 11/21/20 5:11 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The State of the Finch in CT
Hi all,

I hope everyone is enjoying the best finch flight we have seen since
2012-13. It has been fun to watch this progress since the irruptives began
with Red-breasted Nuthatches in the late summer.

I've been getting some questions about finches recently, so figured I
should post something to the group. Here's a brief summary and possibly
what to expect going forward, based on flight years of the recent past.

It is obvious that many species, such as Purple Finch and Pine Siskin, have
been moving through in large numbers. How many birds remain for the winter
entirely depends on food availability here in CT. In the past, we have seen
some massive movements of these species in autumn only to see them scarce
and local during the winter itself. It is possible that may happen again
this winter. Time will tell.

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Their southward movement should be mostly complete,
and birds have settled into places with food where they are likely to
remain for the winter as long as food supplies last.

Purple Finch - Second in chronological order, PUFIs are past their peak
migration but continue to trickle through in small numbers. It seems that
most have blown through CT on their way to points further south.

Pine Siskin - Much like Purple Finches, Siskins have passed their peak push
through CT. If little natural food is available, expect few to stay the
winter, in which case they would be most likely found at feeding stations.

House Finch - These have been moving steadily through the autumn and
continue to do so.

American Goldfinch - They really seem to have increased in migration
intensity over the past couple weeks, and are currently by far the most
numerous finch being tallied at coastal watch sites.

Evening Grosbeak - Eastern populations of this charismatic finch are likely
on the rise thanks to a spruce budworm outbreak in the boreal forest. This
is indeed a flight year for this species, and they have been moving through
CT for a few weeks now. This movement is likely to tail off soon, meaning
fewer coastal flybys. Hopefully there is enough natural food to keep a few
flocks through the winter, likely at inland locations.

Red Crossbill - RECRs are everywhere right now, both inland and coastal, in
small to moderate numbers. We are likely somewhere near the peak of their
push. Not many seem to be stopping. They are often heard and seen while
actively migrating (learning the flight call is nearly essential to
detecting them right now). Coastal towns probably have the highest volume
moving through right now because of the coast's ability to concentrate
migrants that prefer not to cross large bodies of water (the same reason
why the coast concentrates landbird migrants in general).

To find them "on the deck," check any conifers that currently have cones.
For large finches, they can be quite good at rather silently feeding, but
are very vocal when they take flight. I tend to find them most often in
Japanese black pines or pitch pines, but they can hit any conifer with
food. We usually have some overwintering crossbills during flight years;
again, they will focus on the food. So keep an eye on those cones. When
they winter here, it can be in any part of the state, inland or coastal.

If anyone gets recordings of Red Crossbills in CT and wants them assigned
to "call type," feel free to email me clips and I will do my best to help
with the analysis.

White-winged Crossbill - Unlike in autumn 2012, WWCR has not yet been a
major component of the flight as of mid-November, though they have been
scattered in small numbers in northern Massachusetts. We have had a handful
reported. Time will tell if they increase as the season progresses.

Common Redpoll - Redpolls are making a strong early push into CT. They are
scattered in small numbers. Their numbers should increase through the
winter, when they move from natural food sources to backyard feeders as
well (from which they have been essentially absent so far). In past
invasions, their numbers have peaked in mid-late winter, and in the
northern part of the state. The best is likely yet to come.

Hoary Redpoll - None reported in the area yet, but they are likely coming.
They have been seen well to our north and west near the Canadian border.
When this rare species occurs in Connecticut, it is usually a true winter
bird, almost always seen in flocks of Common Redpolls, and usually in the
north.

Pine Grosbeak - The fact that a few have already appeared bodes well for a
good showing through the winter. The last time they appeared in CT as early
as mid-Nov was 2007, when they eventually settled at ornamental crab apples
in a few locations for several weeks. Their numbers should only increase
over the next several weeks/months. Invasions of this species seem to be
getting less and less frequent at our latitude, so enjoy them this winter!
They usually stick to northern CT, though past invasions (think 1970s)
brought them to the coast.

Bohemian Waxwing - None yet. Like Pine Grosbeaks and many of the true
northern finches listed above, this species is making a strong early push
into their usual wintering range, which could be promising for an
appearance in CT at some point. BOWAs routinely reach northern
Massachusetts during flight years, but only rarely do they cross the border
into CT. While we could see one at any time, late winter (Feb-Mar) tends to
be when they max out their southern movement. They simply eat their way
south through the winter, devouring fruit such as ornamental crab apples as
they creep their way southward town-by-town. Let's hope some bust through
the imaginary MA/CT barrier and hang out in CT for a while. Another
northern species that is most likely to appear in northern CT.

Black-capped Chickadee - A note about chickadees, which tend to be missed
when they are migrating due to their general commonness. This autumn saw a
strong push of obviously migrating flocks of BCCH. I have personally noted
what appears to be a decrease in the active chickadee migration, at least
coastally, over the last couple weeks. I just haven't seen the flocks
moving that I was seeing in October. Maybe this is reflective of what is
actually happening, maybe it is not.

Boreal Chickadee - A mega rare bird in CT (no records so far this century),
it is worth addressing because we are due for one and because they have
been moving south of their range this month, including two reports from
northern Massachusetts. While there isn't much of a pattern to modern
regional records, they are probably most likely to be seen with migrant
Black-capped flocks at this time of year in any habitat, but presumably
would stick to conifers when not actively migrating. One might be more
prone to patronizing a bird feeder as the winter progresses.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 11/21/20 4:51 pm
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barred Owl in Central Park
Apparently there is a pair now :) too cute!

Christina Cole

> On Nov 21, 2020, at 6:35 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Today's Times Metropolitan Section has a feature article about Barry the
> Barred Owl who has taken up residence in Central Park, eating mice and
> chipmunks and bathing in a stream while New Yorkers look on. He joins the
> Saw Whet Owl in Rockefeller Center. Can a Snowy be far behind?
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Date: 11/21/20 3:35 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barred Owl in Central Park
Today's Times Metropolitan Section has a feature article about Barry the
Barred Owl who has taken up residence in Central Park, eating mice and
chipmunks and bathing in a stream while New Yorkers look on. He joins the
Saw Whet Owl in Rockefeller Center. Can a Snowy be far behind?
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Date: 11/21/20 10:40 am
From: CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DEEP in Old Lyme: GW Teal and Tree Sparrows
A good variety of birds at DEEP Headquarters and adjacent area today including:

40 Green-winged Teal
4 Gadwall
3 Mallard
15 American Tree Sparrow
1 Raven

Most of the Tree Sparrows were at the small marina with the SHELL sign just before DEEP. Three more were across the street at Shippee Pond. The Tree Sparrows in both spots were by themselves with no other sparrow species mixed in.

Complete list of species on eBird.

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Waterford

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Date: 11/21/20 10:18 am
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Sat
From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Sat. AM Walk:
Hammonasset SP - American Tree Sparrow small flock, 3 Lapland Longspur (among flock of Horned Larks, 14 Common Eiders (one drake adult), Black Scoter (drake adult), Surf Scoters, RB Merganser, Hooded Mergansers, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle

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Date: 11/21/20 9:15 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Parula and Blue-headed Vireo.
Both on Block Island Road in Branford, opposite the water treatment plant. Keeping loose company with Palm and Yellow-rumpled Warblers. Bring a nose clip if you go!
Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 11/21/20 9:10 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harkness S.P. Eiders and Scoters
11/21/20 - Harkness S.P., Waterford, 9:00 am.  Upwards of 100 Common Eider of both sexes and immatures; 2 White-winged Scoters; about 20 Ruddy Ducks. In the Cove American Widgeons, Red-breasted and Hooded Mergansers, Bufflehead, and a probably immature Osprey.
Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison
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Date: 11/21/20 8:56 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Redpoll and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Silver Sands - Milford - 1 Common Redpoll. 1 Late Gnatcatcher. I have had
likely the same Gnatcatcher off and on since late October. If you follow
the gated paved road that runs parallel to the chain linked fence the road
will eventually end at a T at the West end of the park. The bird is about
30 yards back from the T.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/21/20 8:48 am
From: ohjustrelax via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] northern shrike Mansfield
Northern shrike seen at Spring manor farm in Mansfield. Near south end, perched in tree along RR tracks.Kevin Thompson Coventry Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8.
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Date: 11/21/20 8:44 am
From: Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Swamp Preserve - Ledyard
Wanted to recommend a great local patch...Pine Swamp Preserve in Ledyard. This preserve is part of Avalonia Land Conservancy, and it provides a good range of habitat, including a pond, mixed-growth forest, and about two miles of a wide power line cut. I saw 27 species there this morning, including at least 3 Bald Eagles, a late Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird (getting late for them), Belted Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwings, and others. Doubtless, the power line cut is home to classic species such as Indigo Bunting and Blue-winged Warbler during breeding season. Probably a good place to look for Golden-winged Warbler as well during the right time of year. Regardless, it’s the type of place that has a good variety of birds year-round. The best way to access the power line cut is to park at the trailhead across from Stone Ct. in Ledyard.

Jim Stanton
Ledyard, CT
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Date: 11/21/20 8:14 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Sparrows
Westport-Sherwood Island SP-
FOS Tree Sparrows, also Horned Larks,Lapland Longspur, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Redpolls

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/21/20 7:02 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Larsen and Long Beach
I had a flyover Common Redpoll at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary in Fairfield. 3 Common Eiders very close to shore at Long Beach, and a few Pine Siskins still.

Patrick

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Date: 11/21/20 6:20 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT on honey bees
The last couple of days here in Orange, it has been fairly mild 45F-57F. I
have noticed that there are honey bees feeding/crawling around in some of
my bird feeders. Granted- a couple of them didn't look very active, but
others seem to be foraging in the bird seed.
Apparently honey bees will be eating pollen size, dust particles that are
shed from bird seed, cracked corn etc.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 11/21/20 4:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spotted Sandpiper Still
Westport- Burying Hill Beach- Late Spotted Sandpiper continues, FOS Horned Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
20 Black Scoters, Male Harlequin Duck flying west with Black Scoters. Good morning for sea watching!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/20/20 6:32 pm
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Crossbill
I was very excited to see a Red Crossbill this afternoon on the Canton side of Nepaug Reservoir.

I first heard the call and then saw the bird fly into a pine tree next to the reservoir. It was feeding on the pine cones and difficult to see at first. I started playing the type 10 call on my Merlin app and it seemed to pay attention to this as it promptly moved to an open branch of the tree where I was able to get some photos of it. It appears it was a male.

It was generally a very bird day there today with the warm weather and there were lots of red breasted nuthatches around, ruddy ducks, common and hooded mergansers, a horned bill grebe and pileated woodpecker among others.


Gillian
Avon, CT
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Date: 11/20/20 3:05 pm
From: Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5 female common eiders
Today from 1pm - 3:30 off the south easterly path at Stratford Point 5 female common eiders were preening and fishing very successfully I might ad. Several hauled out onto rocks presenting very nicely for photo ops. What was neat but I'm sure an annoyance for the ducks was one very persistent gull. Everytime the duck caught a crab the gull was right there to steal it away. This must have occurred at least 10 times. Just surprised the ducks didn't fly off. They pretty much stayed in the same general area with the tide eventually reaching high tide. Also one possibly two red throated loons and three female merganzers passing by. Other than this fairly slow action wise. FYI Paul F. I checked after my appointment and no signs of the duo over an hour and 1/4.
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New Milford, CT

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Date: 11/20/20 12:46 pm
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bitterns at Hammo
11/20 — Madison, Hammonasset at 3:45 pm two American Bitterns giving amazing views in the marsh just east of Meig’s Pt Nature parking lot

Gina Nichol
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Date: 11/20/20 12:28 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NW corner finches
Hi all, I took a tour of a few NW corner spots today, starting at Canaan Mountain which was the most productive. Highlights were one vocal PINE GROSBEAK, 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS, 15 COMMON REDPOLLS and 8 RED CROSSBILLS. Only the crossbills were seen well.

It was not very birdy in general up there.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 11/20/20 10:44 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] YB Sapsuckers
Two beautiful one adult male and one adult female YB Sapsuckers at the yard tree next to feeders today at noon.
Ralph Amodei - East Haven

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Date: 11/20/20 10:35 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Article on impacts of the race for a Covid Vaccine on shorebird conservation
I thought many of you would be interested in this timely article about the
impacts of the biotech industry on shorebirds, particularly the Red Knot:

https://www.audubon.org/news/how-race-covid-19-vaccine-jeopardizes-east-coast-shorebirds


Good birding,
Ken Elkins
Shelton, CT
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Date: 11/20/20 7:14 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Warbler Silver Sands SP 11/20/20
From Steve Spector, Wilson’s Warbler Silver Sands SP intersection service road and eastern path to beach. Around 10 AM

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Date: 11/19/20 3:46 pm
From: Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown Creeper - Hammonasset
A single brown creeper on the middle path of the Willards Island trail near the bat box this afternoon. The group of Hooded Mergansers was still in the Swan Pond at 2:30pm.


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Date: 11/19/20 3:35 pm
From: Elena COFFEY via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5011, Issue 2
Northern Shrike - seven falls Higganum. Bit of a hike. Follow power lines south about 1 - 1.5 mile power-lines to ridge where blue trail crosses. Take trail up ridge. It’s a bit of a scramble.There are two ways to get up the ridge. Shrike was sitting and calling, at the top of trees on both side of ridge.
Elena Coffey
Marlborough

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> One Song Sparrow this morning.
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Date: 11/19/20 2:22 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] atlas updates and roosts
We've had a couple of questions about the timing of updates on the atlas web site's interactive map.  As in the summer, our goal is to update the numbers and species lists approximately weekly, with a goal of trying to do it on a Thurs/Fri so that the numbers are fresh prior to each weekend. A caveat is that, unlike the summer, Morgan and I are now both back to teaching etc., and spend much of our work days in meetings, so we're often dealing with atlas data in the evenings and on weekends - so there may be some weeks when we simply can't make it happen (or where our zoom-weary eyes just give up on us and we decide we can't stand to stare at a screen any longer!).

We did do an update on Monday (if you don't see it, then be sure to refresh your browser - that solves >95% of the problems we hear about). And I'm hoping to do another in the next 48 hours as we just solved a technical problem that was preventing us from bringing one of the batches of missing 2019 data into the posted stats - for the small number of people who don't see your data reflected in the species lists, the other problem we've been dealing with is also almost fixed.
Also, since there has been some discussion of vulture roosts this week, I'll remind everyone that we have a special atlas protocol specifically designed to help us map roost sites for species like vultures, robins, blackbirds, crows, gulls, etc. etc.  The direct link to the protocol is here: http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/Surveys_winter_roosts.htm.
As always, thanks for your data (and your patience),Chris

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Storrs, CT
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Date: 11/19/20 2:10 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Gorgeous breeding-plumage male sapsucker in my yard this afternoon, mewing too.Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Date: 11/19/20 1:18 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox sparrow in Orange backyard
11/19 Orange backyard- FOS, Fox sparrow in my backyard, foraging with the
White throated sparrows and mourning Doves. I usually have 1-2 Fox
sparrows in my yard for the fall/winter season.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 11/19/20 8:13 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] New Britain - 1st Juncos of the season
Same here. None yet.
One Song Sparrow this morning.

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Date: 11/19/20 8:02 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain - 1st Juncos of the season
now where are my WT Sparrows?
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Date: 11/19/20 7:48 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Wilson's Warbler
Silver Sands - Milford - 1 late Wilson's warbler. There was also a flock
of Snow Buntings in the sparrow lanes

John Oshlick
Bethant
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Date: 11/19/20 7:24 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Golden Eagle
Juv seen from Ecology Park

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 11/19/20 6:00 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Saw-whet Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
I am sure most here have heard about the Northern Saw-whet Owl that was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in NYC. I wonder if  this owl could have found this tree in NYC and was not transported to NYC in the tree?
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 11/18/20 6:48 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle pics (Correct Link)
Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk Watch 11-18-2020
Ed Haesche ,Guilford https://photos.app.goo.gl/CvAGuheuqC3AYZVC8
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Date: 11/18/20 6:44 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] golden eagle pics BAD LINK WILL POST A GOOD ONE.
Ed Haesche

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Date: 11/18/20 6:32 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle pics 11-18-2020
Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk Watch
EdHaesche, Guilford https://photos.app.hgoo.gl/CvAGuheuqC3AYZVC8
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Date: 11/18/20 5:49 pm
From: ashippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
Three or four years ago, my wife Mary was walking down Clifford St. near Putnam Ave. in Hamden, early one morning and she came across two or three dozen Black Vultures covering the roof of a house & its porch.  She first noticed one standing on the sidewalk, looked at another, then another, then the whole bunch.  Quite a sight.  
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7:52:26 PM EST, John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Last week while checking a property between Rt. 10 and Forest La. I saw
about 3 dozen vultures roosting in trees in the wetland.  Interesting sight
on a "Friday the 13th".

Because it was raining, but a bright overcast, they were backlit and I
couldn't tell what species they were.  My guess was that they were black's,
but that would be unusual for so many of that species to be in that area.

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JT


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Sorry my phone app does not work well.



24 turkey vultures roosting in trees at dusk (3:30 Tues), no wind. Hard to
soar. 3 were still roosting at 10 Wed. Also 20 canada geese. Just north of
Rte. 68 on the canal trail.



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Date: 11/18/20 4:52 pm
From: John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
Last week while checking a property between Rt. 10 and Forest La. I saw
about 3 dozen vultures roosting in trees in the wetland. Interesting sight
on a "Friday the 13th".

Because it was raining, but a bright overcast, they were backlit and I
couldn't tell what species they were. My guess was that they were black's,
but that would be unusual for so many of that species to be in that area.

Thanks,
JT


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Sorry my phone app does not work well.



24 turkey vultures roosting in trees at dusk (3:30 Tues), no wind. Hard to
soar. 3 were still roosting at 10 Wed. Also 20 canada geese. Just north of
Rte. 68 on the canal trail.



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Date: 11/18/20 4:47 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Shore Park warblers, Lighthouse Pt
There was a nice variety of late warblers at East Shore Park in New Haven
today, around the sewage plant. With Frank Mantlik and Gina Nichol.

2 Tennessee Warblers
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Palm Warblers
2 Pine Warblers
5 Yellow-rumped Warblers

The Golden Eagle that was seen earlier at Lighthouse Point slowly worked
its way north up the harbor's edge, and was last seen very high over East
Shore Park streaming northward, seeming hesitant to cross the harbor itself.

Earlier, non-raptor highlights at Lighthouse Point included 1 CAVE SWALLOW,
2 EVENING GROSBEAKS, and 2 RED CROSSBILLS. All were brief flybys.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 11/18/20 4:07 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Banded Brant
Yesterday I found a leg banded (color band) Brant at Silver Sands. I was
able to read the band. The bird was banded 8/7/2019 near Iqaluit Nunavut. I
know you can open any field guide, look at the range map, and find out
where our birds come from and where they go, but it is always fun to
actually find out where a particular bird has been.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/18/20 1:26 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] owl in rockefeller center tree
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Date: 11/18/20 1:09 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeak East Haddam

1 EVENING GROSBEAK and 1 FOX SPARROW in our yard today. GROSBEAK feeding at sunflower feeders, FOX SPARROW feeding on ground with many SLATE COLORED JUNCOS and 4 WHITE THROATED SPARROWS. Nice looks as birds are feeding close by on this cold and blustery day!

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Date: 11/18/20 12:09 pm
From: CAROL GOERTZ via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT!!
Kathy, is there a sample page of what we should write for this mini-grant. I have no experience for this but we would like to try. Carol (Friends of Boulder Knoll) Thanks

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> native, bird friendly plants. Grants are typically awarded at our COA
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Date: 11/18/20 11:29 am
From: John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire
Sorry my phone app does not work well.



24 turkey vultures roosting in trees at dusk (3:30 Tues), no wind. Hard to
soar. 3 were still roosting at 10 Wed. Also 20 canada geese. Just north of
Rte. 68 on the canal trail.



J. Philip Perschbacher



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Date: 11/18/20 9:35 am
From: George Amato via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cave Swallow
Seen just now with Steve Spector on sandbar at Milford Point.

George Amato
Milford

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Date: 11/18/20 8:31 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle at LPP Hawkwatch
Nick Bonomo had left the park when he was buzzed by a Golden Eagle on
Townsend Avenue. He called the watch and made it back in time for everyone
to see the beautiful Subadult fly low along the tree line to the north.
Made all this wind and cold well worth it!
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Date: 11/18/20 5:36 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No sighting - WCBC Presentation
Last chance! Join the Western Connecticut Bird Club this Thursday at 7PM for “School of Birding: Lessons from Arizona’s Deserts and Sky Island”, a presentation intended to help sharpen your birding skills with examples from the birding Mecca that is southeast Arizona.

Did I mention it’s free? Email me with a request and I’ll send you the Zoom link and password.

Safe birding!

Chris


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Date: 11/18/20 5:29 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Western Kingbird - Nathan Hale Park
Nathan Hale Park - New Haven - Western Kingbird - likely not still there as
it was heading down the coast toward East Shore

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/18/20 4:58 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt Cave Swallow
First of day at 755

Nick Bonomo

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Date: 11/17/20 7:31 pm
From: Phil Perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vultures in Cheshire

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Date: 11/17/20 2:07 pm
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport CAVE SWALLOW
11/17/20, 4:20 PM — Saugatuck Shores, Westport, CT


1 CAVE SWALLOW caught me by surprised as it flew a few meters above my head. Observed in the parking lot by Cedar Point Yacht Club before it flew off.

Preston Lust
Westport, CT
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Date: 11/17/20 9:02 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
11/17, Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:40am-10:45am, mid
tide. over cast, 45F.
On the marsh: 4 Black ducks, 1 Great Blue Heron and 10 flyover American
crows.
On the grounds & pathways: Carolina wren, singing, 12 American Goldfinches
at the feeders, 1 Cardinal, 2 Titmice, 1 Red winged Blackbird, 2 Song
sparrows, 1 Red bellied Woodpecker, 1 Downy woodpecker.
On the beach and Long Island Sound side: 1 Saltmarsh sparrow, 1 Song
sparrow, 3 Mute swans (1 adult, and 2 juveniles), approximately 90 Brant,
24 Red breasted mergansers, 18 American Black ducks,
9 Ring billed gulls, about 15 Herring gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 11/17/20 7:48 am
From: Nance, Jeremy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley (Easton) Redpolls, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur
This morning at the orchard in Trout Brook Valley Preserve, a pair of Common Redpolls flew over calling, and two flyover Snow Buntings and a feeding Lapland Longspur (with Pipits) were in the farm field area. This has been a reliable spot for small numbers of Redpolls this November, although most have been calling flyovers that didn’t stop.

Jeremy Nance

Easton CT

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Date: 11/17/20 4:47 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Buntings, Old Saybrook
About a dozen Snow Buntings are in grassy area north of the mini golf at Saybrook Point.Same area as last year.


Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Date: 11/16/20 7:21 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT!!
The deadline for 2021 Mini-Grant applications is midnight on January 15th.
These grants in amounts of up to $1,000.00 are available for funding of
projects which *benefit Connecticut's birds.* Successful projects have
been such things as osprey nest platforms and habitat improvement using
native, bird friendly plants. Grants are typically awarded at our COA
annual meeting in March. If we are again unable to gather in person, we
will send the checks after the committee makes its decisions in
mid-February. Full details and applications can be found at
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 11/16/20 4:19 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] REMINDER eBird outage
The below message explains that eBird will be unavailable tomorrow through
Thursday, Nov 17-19. Greg Hanisek

Dear eBird Regional Editors,

As you are likely aware, eBird's long-term database migration from Oracle
to Postgres will be coming to an end on November 17-19. This means that all
of eBird will be down on those days - including the review tools, as well
as the Macaulay Library, Birds of the World - everything. More information
is here: https://ebird.org/news/database-update-november-17-19-maintenance

While we will have a notification system in eBird Mobile to warn users
about this, we can't reach everyone. Please feel free to distribute this
information to your local birding listservs, Whatsapp groups, or other
channels, including the link to the homepage article above.

Thanks for your help, and I sincerely hope everyone will be able to enjoy
birding in an eBirdless world for a few days!

Best,

John Garrett
eBird Project Assistant
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Date: 11/16/20 3:03 pm
From: Tim Riley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dickcissel at feeders, Niantic
Have had surprise feeder visits on Sunday and Monday from a female adult
Dickcissel. She has been eating seeds on the ground beneath the feeders.
Seems to prefer safflower seeds.
Photo on eBird.
Tim Riley
Niantic
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Date: 11/16/20 1:38 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Today - Eiders, Others
Doing the rounds at Stratford/Lordship this morning (high tide, very windy) - highlights:  RR Tracks:  imm. female northern parula (clear yellow throat, green back), palm warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, r-c kinglet; Warehouse Pond - 3 green-winged teal;  Long Beach: laughing gull, 3 long-tailed ducks, 7 horned larks, 2 sanderlings; Sea Wall - 1s winter male common eider; Stratford Point - 7 surf scoters, female common eider, several common loons, 1 red-breasted loon;  Frash Pond - 8 buffleheads, 4 hooded mergs, 2 female common mergansers.
Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Date: 11/16/20 1:14 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen at Harkness State Park all 3 scoter species with Black being most numerous, Common Eiders and Purple Sandpiper.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 11/16/20 12:48 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Saybrook Eider.
Beautiful adult male Common Eider with female now (3:30) up very close to shore at the east jetty of Knollwood Beach on Rt 154. First seen by Kris Rowe.I have been seeing lots of juveniles and females but this is the first adult male I have seen in Old Saybrook.


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Date: 11/16/20 12:13 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CAVE SWALLOW Stonington
11/16 Stonington, private property with permission - one (possibly two) CAVE SWALLOW seen well in flight over farm, 2:30-2:45pm. Record photos.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 11/15/20 7:29 pm
From: jltanager via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandhill Cranes


From Linda Clancy. This morning over northwest Bloomfield two Sandhill Cranes flying south in the vicinity of Wilcox Park.Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
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Date: 11/15/20 2:21 pm
From: Don McGregor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Grosbeak - Great Mountain Forest Chattleton Road
Went up at lunch, had a nice walk of about 2 miles on Chattleton Road, just off of Canaan Mountain Road in the Great Mountain Forest, but other than one Pine Grosbeak, four juncos, a few blue jays and 2 White breasted NH it was very quiet. I saw the Grosbeak maybe not quite a 1/2 mile in along Chattleton Road from the west entrance which is the Canaan Mountain road side (which is blocked off and you have to walk it). Nothing on the lake either. But a lovely walk.

don mcg

> On Nov 14, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> For those planning on heading to Canaan to follow up on Will's report,
> this is the exact location: https://bit.ly/36zmVup
>
> Here's a photo of the pitch pine plot from a few years ago, right
> about where that Google Maps pin is: http://flic.kr/p/U1k9Ad
>
> Park along Canaan Mountain Road and walk in using Chattleton Road.
>
> Great Mountain Forest contains the largest spruce forest in
> Connecticut. Most of it consists of planted nonnatives but there is
> native red and black spruce around some of the ponds. A good spot for
> a Boreal Chickadee to show up. There's also some red pine on the west
> side of Canaan Mountain Rd that could be good.
>
> And for anyone traveling through Winsted or Norfolk, remember to check
> ornamental crabapples in the downtown areas. You could get lucky with
> a Pine Grosbeak or Bohemian Waxwing.
>
> Peter DeGennaro
> Tucson, AZ
>
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Date: 11/15/20 12:51 pm
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Smith Rich Warblers
Apologies: yellow-rumped, not yellow-crowned.


Preston LustWestport, CT

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, 02:10:46 PM EST, Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

11/15/20, 1:30 PM — Smith Richardson Preserve, Westport, CT


A pre-Stop & Shop visit to Smith Rich yielded 4 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER, and 1 yellow-crowned warbler. A late date for the leiothlypes, but with more breeding season outbreaks of spruce budworm up north, it is conceivable that budworm specialists will become more frequent not only as migrants, but as lingerers — and indeed, I have had occasional observations of Tennessee throughout October. A fun group of birds to see as migration winds down!


Preston Lust
Westport, CT

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Date: 11/15/20 12:45 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No Sighting - Presentation Invite
The Western Connecticut Bird Club invites Connecticut Birders to join our Thursday 11/19 meeting for a presentation by me titled “School of Birding: Lessons from the Deserts and Sky Islands of Arizona”. I’ll run through several of the challenges presented by Arizona birding and the opportunities that birding Arizona provide to improve identification skills applicable everywhere in the US.

So if you’re looking for bird related relief from COVID ennui, feel free to join us at 7 PM on Thursday November 19.

If you are interested, email me directly <cwood022...> <mailto:<cwood022...> and I will send you the Zoom meeting link and password.

Safe birding,

Chris

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Date: 11/15/20 11:10 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Smith Rich Warblers
11/15/20, 1:30 PM — Smith Richardson Preserve, Westport, CT


A pre-Stop & Shop visit to Smith Rich yielded 4 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER, and 1 yellow-crowned warbler. A late date for the leiothlypes, but with more breeding season outbreaks of spruce budworm up north, it is conceivable that budworm specialists will become more frequent not only as migrants, but as lingerers — and indeed, I have had occasional observations of Tennessee throughout October. A fun group of birds to see as migration winds down!


Preston Lust
Westport, CT

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Date: 11/15/20 10:32 am
From: Mark Grogan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fourteen Acre Pond - Norwalk
Great selection of water fowl today at Fourteen Acre Pond in Norwalk:

Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, Northern
Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Gadwall, Mallard

Mark and Shane Grogan
Woodbridge
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Date: 11/15/20 10:06 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Westport- Burying Hill Beach- a late Spotted Sandpiper continues on the west side of the creek

Sherwood Island SP- 2 single calling flyover Evening Grosbeaks and a stunning Nashville Warbler( my only warbler today) along with 4 Field and 2 Fox Sparrows.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/15/20 8:54 am
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 15 Nov - Branford Tennessee Warbler, plus Fox Sparrow & YB Sapsuckers at Lake Saltonstall
A Tennessee Warbler was foraging around the plants on the back deck just
now (11:30 AM).

Also, this morning Vanessa Mickan and I saw a Fox Sparrow in the bushes
along the edge of the upper parking lot at Lake Saltonstall (400 Hosley
Ave, Branford), plus at least three Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers along the
White Trail.


Gina Nichol
Branford, CT
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Date: 11/15/20 8:30 am
From: tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruddy duck- Southbury
Lone female river rd by purchase brook rd in lake zoar.Jeff Campbell
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Date: 11/14/20 8:19 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: HAMMONASSETT EIDER
Off the shell beach.
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>To: <ctbirds...> <ctbirds...>Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020, 11:14:06 PM ESTSubject: [CT Birds] HAMMONASSETT EIDER
Thanks to my wife who said, "Hey, look at that cormorant!!!"
Without bins, I am guessing I was looking at a female common eider diving for mollusks just 20 feet off shore at very low tide around 2:30.
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Date: 11/14/20 8:14 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HAMMONASSETT EIDER
Thanks to my wife who said, "Hey, look at that cormorant!!!"
Without bins, I am guessing I was looking at a female common eider diving for mollusks just 20 feet off shore at very low tide around 2:30.
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Date: 11/14/20 5:06 pm
From: C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Eider Niantic
The common Eider is still in Niantic Bay, seen from along the boardwalk.

Colette Driscoll Long

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Date: 11/14/20 4:20 pm
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NW CT, yes it's Eden (pretty long)
To add to Will's and Peter’s posts of scouting the northwest corner of CT now, on Wednesday my wife and I traveled around Falls Village to Norfolk before the steadier rain came in around 2:30. We started the morning on top of Mohawk Mountain then into the magical Black Spruce Bog (2 Golden-crowned Kinglet - in the hemlocks of course). We had our largest Black-capped Chickadee group here with 6 individuals but saw many many groups of 2 or 3 BCCH throughout the day. Continued to Under Mountain Rd then Canaan Mountain Rd to Wangum Rd (3 Raven), some of this borders Great Mountain Forest. Checked the crab apple trees in Norfolk with the ones by the green still holding much fruit and the one by the firehouse appeared almost stripped bare (E. Bluebird pair behind Infinity Hall). Final real stop was Benedict Pond (Pileated). Drove North Goshen Rd home but raining pretty good by then. Our day was actually very quiet and the almost constant light drizzle likely kept many birds hunkered down. Best Boreal species were just a couple Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 on Canaan Mt and the 2nd at Benedict. Being a dreamer, I played Boreal Chickadee at virtually every sizable conifer plot, especially spruce stands (been doing this up in the NW hills every Nov for many years now) and played Gray (Canada) Jay at many different locations and even Black-backed Woodpecker at a few swamp snag forests. I know I’m really dreaming with these last two, but if you don’t try to find them, your’e never going to know they aren’t there. I’ve found it interesting that some BCCH come to the Boreal call as if they were fireman headed to a blaze while others keep a distance and don’t seem that interested, hormones? local birds as opposed to birds on the move? prior exposure? recent predator interaction?. Most conifers and birch had minimal mast, except gray birch which were few and far between. The spruce however in the Bog were loaded with cones and we were amazed to not find any birds in those tree tops. We did witness a large A. Robin movement with 167 over Black Spruce Bog, 199 on Under Mountain with groups of 10 to 30 at many other locations. Even a day in the rain in the northwest hills of CT is better than most other things I can think of spending my time doing. Jackie and I plan to hit Bear Mountain tomorrow and walk to the huge stone cairn. I know I get one bar on my cell there just in case a dream comes true.

Jim Dugan & Jackie Eaton
New Milford
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Date: 11/14/20 3:45 pm
From: moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Snow Buntings
I found 20 or so Snow Buntings in the late afternoon on the east end of the Milford Point sand spit.


Judy Moore

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Date: 11/14/20 12:47 pm
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Madness II, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL +
Hi all,

For those planning on heading to Canaan to follow up on Will's report,
this is the exact location: https://bit.ly/36zmVup

Here's a photo of the pitch pine plot from a few years ago, right
about where that Google Maps pin is: http://flic.kr/p/U1k9Ad

Park along Canaan Mountain Road and walk in using Chattleton Road.

Great Mountain Forest contains the largest spruce forest in
Connecticut. Most of it consists of planted nonnatives but there is
native red and black spruce around some of the ponds. A good spot for
a Boreal Chickadee to show up. There's also some red pine on the west
side of Canaan Mountain Rd that could be good.

And for anyone traveling through Winsted or Norfolk, remember to check
ornamental crabapples in the downtown areas. You could get lucky with
a Pine Grosbeak or Bohemian Waxwing.

Peter DeGennaro
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 11/14/20 11:27 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Franklin’s Gull at Seaside Park
I and others are at seaside Park. Only finding 2-3 LAUGHING GULLS, one of which was exactly where Brian described.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Nov 14, 2020, at 1:06 PM, Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I just relocated the Franklin’s gull at Seaside Park. It is behind the
> bathhouse/concession stand with the playground next to it. It’s towards
> to lighthouse.
>
> The bird is currently with many Greater Black-backed, Herring, and a few
> Ring-Billed Gulls.
> --
> Brian Ahern-Wilson
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Date: 11/14/20 10:06 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Franklin’s Gull at Seaside Park
I just relocated the Franklin’s gull at Seaside Park. It is behind the
bathhouse/concession stand with the playground next to it. It’s towards
to lighthouse.

The bird is currently with many Greater Black-backed, Herring, and a few
Ring-Billed Gulls.
--
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Bridgeport, CT
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Date: 11/14/20 9:35 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Eider, Long Beach

4 female Common Eider at Long Beach, Stratford, just west of parking lot with WW Scoter. Light morph Rough-legged Hawk continues at Silversands in Milford in marshbeast of the entrance booths.

Frank Gallo
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Date: 11/14/20 9:32 am
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle - Barkhamsted
Barkhamsted yard @ 12:10pm - juvenile Golden Eagle. Made a few passes over house - circling several times to show white at base of tail and a white spot toward end of each wing. Watched for ~10 minutes before drifting north toward west side of Barkhamsted reservoir

New yard bird - #170!

- Fran Zygmont
Barkhamsted

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Date: 11/14/20 9:15 am
From: William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Madness II, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL +
Salisbury and Canaan — the same 3 young birders (myself, Nic Main, and
Preston Lust) as went to Riga last weekend made our way up to the northwest
corner again to see what could be found. It was Northern Madness the
Sequel!! Mt Riga was very quiet, with only one goldfinch and one finch that
we initially tentatively identified as Pine Grosbeak, but seems, with what
happened later, more likely to be White-winged Crossbill.

After extensive scouting online and discussion (thanks, Peter DeGennaro!)
we decided to hit Great Mountain Forest along Canaan Mountain Rd as our
next spot. In the spruces behind the field behind the administrative office
came a flock of 5 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, the first in the state this year
and a lifer for me! These birds called a lot and perched briefly, giving
Nic the chance to take some great pics which will be on eBird tonight.
There was also one RED CROSSBILL in the very same area which afforded great
views in the scope and recordings. Also a small flyover flock of EVENING
GROSBEAKS, many (~6) AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, but otherwise was quiet.

My exhortation from my last email is carried over even more strongly. The
Northwest is an Eden!

See checklist with notes here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76237660

Will Schenck
Greenwich
Connecticut Young Birders’ Club
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Date: 11/14/20 9:08 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] More crossbills, Bigelow Hollow
It sounds like there’s at least some chance of red crossbills anywhere with a lot of conifers, especially across the northern tier of the state, but to add to the list I had some while atlasing at Bigelow Hollow this morning. Both west of the boat launch and flyovers farther south in the park. It may have been multiple flocks, but could also have been the same small group moving around. No decent looks, just heard them overhead and brief glimpses in flight.


Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 11/14/20 8:20 am
From: Andrew McGann via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt. Common Redpoll
I did hear one EVGR back in the woods at Lighthouse Park, in my roaming
around there this morning, on two separate laps by the Christmas light
tunnel, near the boundary of the park near Cora St.

Best,
Andy McGann
New Haven

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> At least one, possibly two Common Redpolls just flew over the hawk watch at
> Lighthouse Pt. No grosbeaks yet, but as others have already said, lots of
> finches moving today!
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Date: 11/14/20 8:17 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt. Common Redpoll
At least one, possibly two Common Redpolls just flew over the hawk watch at
Lighthouse Pt. No grosbeaks yet, but as others have already said, lots of
finches moving today!

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Date: 11/14/20 7:26 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] finches - piling on
Doing a finch/hawkwatch this morning at Trout Brook Valley orchard (Easton). So far two redpolls, one evening grosbeak and a solo red crossbill. Also a lapland longspur. Get out and listen if you can!
Jeremy Nance
Easton CT

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Date: 11/14/20 7:14 am
From: Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gannets Hammonasset
Gannets can be observed from the deck at the “Fishermen’s Parking” at Hammonasset.
M.
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Date: 11/14/20 7:13 am
From: Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salineno Wildlife Preserve
If true it looks like the sale has been cancelled.  Fingers crossed.
https://www.borderreport.com/hot-topics/the-border-wall/update-nonprofit-decides-no-sale-on-paradise-birding-preserve-in-south-texas/?fbclid=IwAR2MB3t4r3ne9l2X_9BuVk_Cp7QWAesoSKOm_GD_mbqBzXSiy41vHgce3ls

Jim Zipp

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Date: 11/14/20 6:54 am
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartland - Red Crossbill Redpolls
7:30-8:30 am along Route 181 in West Hartland - 1 Red Crossbill flyover and landed ~30’ from me. Also 4 Common Redpoll flyovers. Couple Purple Finches and Fox Sparrows along this stretch of route 181 between route 318 (south) and route 20 (north).

Barkhamsted Reservoir - east parking lot ~7am - Merlin.

- Fran Zygmont
Barkhamsted

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Date: 11/14/20 6:54 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Scoters Seaside
Flock of 17 all female Black Scoters Seaside Park Bridgeport, ocean front
drive near police building.
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Date: 11/14/20 6:26 am
From: Andrew McGann via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Crossbill - Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
At least one flyby Red Crossbill this morning at lighthouse point Park, and
New Haven. I just happen to be shooting a video clip of a flicker and
luckily I was able to get audio of the bird calling as it flew overhead.

Good birding & ears out for finches,
Andy

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Date: 11/13/20 5:59 pm
From: NEaton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salineno
Just read the good news from Will Schenck!!!  Thanks to Barbara Volkle (moderator of MassBird), I, like so many others in these parts, wrote the Salineno Preserve people to retain this priceless property. So glad that our efforts were successful in averting the political destruction of even this little bit of exceptional bird habitat.
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Date: 11/13/20 3:05 pm
From: William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salineño
Seeing a lot of anguish over Salineño. Birders, rejoice!

https://www.borderreport.com/hot-topics/the-border-wall/update-nonprofit-decides-no-sale-on-paradise-birding-preserve-in-south-texas/?fbclid=IwAR2UId2gs8K7ERZq_IaonbNG7YtvEqGgkhuegYlV54l3p5WuKuxgCotK1mE

- Will Schenck
Greenwich
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Date: 11/13/20 1:16 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Northern Gannet
There were at least 100 Northern Gannets working off of Stonington Point
this morning. They stretched from inside Little Narragansett Bay to the
other side of Napatree Point across to Fisher's Island and into Long Island
Sound towards Mason's Island Connecticut. I'm sure there were many more
pushing deeper into the Sound. About 90% of the Gannets were adults, maybe
a slightly higher percentage. Also present off of Stonington Point were two
Bonaparte's Gulls and a Red-necked Grebe as well as the usual building sea
ducks.

Dave Provencher
Preston

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> A commercial fisherman I know reported that there was a very large flock
> of Gannet feeding at the mouth of the CT River this afternoon when his boat
> came in.I just went out now at 3:15 and didn't see any at the mouth but
> could make out at least 2 in the heavy fog at Town Beach moving west. Could
> be a bunch in the Sound tomorrow.
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Date: 11/13/20 1:03 pm
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)
What a shame.  I visited Salineno several times back in the 80s and 90s, and was fortunate to see several "lifers" there.  I would say more, but I do not want to offend on this site.  Be happy to provide my thoughts offline.
Jay KaplanCanton


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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)

Yes, a sad day among many along the border.  Don't know if I've been to that site, but have heard of it.  And still need the Audubon's:-)
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
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Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

    On Friday, November 13, 2020, 01:33:21 PM EST, John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote: 

A sad loss.  My wife and I visited Salineno in 2008, and Chris saw her first (and so far only) Audubon’s Oriole there.

John Weeks
North Granby

RE:
The Salineno birding spot along the Rio Grande in Texas has been sold to the Army Corps Of Engineers in conjunction with the building of the border wall. For those of us that were fortunate enough to visit this great birding spot be thankful you had the opportunity to visit it. What a shame.

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Windsor Locks







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Date: 11/13/20 12:54 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Northern Gannet
A commercial fisherman I know reported that there was a very large flock of Gannet feeding at the mouth of the CT River this afternoon when his boat came in.I just went out now at 3:15 and didn't see any at the mouth but could make out at least 2 in the heavy fog at Town Beach moving west. Could be a bunch in the Sound tomorrow. 

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Date: 11/13/20 12:14 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)
Yes, a sad day among many along the border.  Don't know if I've been to that site, but have heard of it.  And still need the Audubon's:-)
Andrew
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On Friday, November 13, 2020, 01:33:21 PM EST, John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

A sad loss.  My wife and I visited Salineno in 2008, and Chris saw her first (and so far only) Audubon’s Oriole there.

John Weeks
North Granby

RE:
The Salineno birding spot along the Rio Grande in Texas has been sold to the Army Corps Of Engineers in conjunction with the building of the border wall. For those of us that were fortunate enough to visit this great birding spot be thankful you had the opportunity to visit it. What a shame.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks







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Date: 11/13/20 10:58 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Migration for the next few days
A head's up for folks out in the next few days. While the weather has been overcast and rainy, it will have blocked major migration in CT, but the northerly component to the weather will have likely loaded the hopper for decent raptor movement at Lighthouse Point tomorrow, along with an expected diurnal movement of continuing finches such as Evening Grosbeaks and Common Redpolls. Crossbills also are likely to be moving with these birds, so worth learning the flight calls to detect them in diurnal migration.

The season is getting late, but this is the prime time for Golden Eagles and Goshawk at Lighthouse Point, as well as Rough-legged Hawks which seem to be moving in good numbers in the mid-west. There have been a few already in CT, but as the season gets later, more should be seen, although it doesn't appear to be shaping up to be an "invasion" year" locally. Snowy Owls too usually show up now, as young males push further south from the tundra and are perhaps heralds of a good winter or just vanguards of a typical breeding season dispersal.

Two species to be particularly on the look out for from tomorrow through early next week: Franklin's Gull and Cave Swallow.

The northerly frontal systems that will likely make birding productive tomorrow and Tuesday have the potential to move these birds that have likely been displaced from the south-west. Five years ago, a similar pattern resulted in large numbers of Franklin's Gull being displaced to the Tri-state area. With large numbers already in the hopper now in the Great Lakes area, it stands to reason that several may be found in the north-east after the passage of any frontal weather systems. They often move through quickly when they arrive, so getting out early and checking local beaches, especially any flocks of Laughing Gulls. Now is a good time, to pop open the fieldguide and familiarize yourself with the main identification points separating them from Laughing Gulls. Forewarned is forearmed.

For more information on the last Franklin's Gull event in 2015:

https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/franklins-fall-out-november-2015/

Cave Swallows follow the same route and thus are also likely to be found along coastal CT in the next week.

This is prime rarity season so if you see a Great crested Flycatcher now, it probably isn't one. Any hummingbirds or small Empidonax flycatchers are likely western strays now, so be alert and good birding and remember to report all your good stuff as soon as possible.

Good birding!

Julian Hough
New Haven  
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Date: 11/13/20 10:33 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bad News (Salineno, Texas)
A sad loss. My wife and I visited Salineno in 2008, and Chris saw her first (and so far only) Audubon’s Oriole there.

John Weeks
North Granby

RE:
The Salineno birding spot along the Rio Grande in Texas has been sold to the Army Corps Of Engineers in conjunction with the building of the border wall. For those of us that were fortunate enough to visit this great birding spot be thankful you had the opportunity to visit it. What a shame.

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Date: 11/13/20 9:41 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport highlights
Westport-Compo Beach- on or near the Cannons Jetty- 23 Black-bellied Plovers,5 Dunlin,3 Ruddy Turnstones,FOS Purple Sandpiper, Red-breasted Nuthatch in the Black Pines

Sherwood Island SP- Lesser Black-backed Gull,3 Black-bellied Plovers,9 Killdeer,10 Sanderling,late Spotted (east end of east beach)and Pectoral Sandpipers( big circle with Killdeer),3 Greater Yellowlegs, Blue-headed Vireo, and a late female American Redstart, most likely the same one found by Philip Henson several days ago.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 11/13/20 9:10 am
From: CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Niantic Eider
As soon as I posted, 18 RB Mergansers flew in and landed.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 11/13/20 9:07 am
From: CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Niantic River: Common Eider

Niantic River, viewed from Waterford side at foot of Bishop St: 5 Common Eider, 2 juv male, 3 female. Also 1 Common Loon and several small groups of Bufflehead. I’ve had Eiders in Niantic Bay before, but a half mile up river, i.e. north of the bridge is certainly a first for me. (right now they are opposite the
National Guard Camp in Niantic)

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford


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Date: 11/13/20 9:03 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford mist birds
11/13. Stratford this morning in the cold mist and drizzle: 15. GREAT EGRETS, 3 GW TEAL on McKinney Warehouse Pond. 32 BB PLOVERS, 26 Dunlin On soggy SIKORSKY Airport runways (very high new-moon tide). Numbers of both loons and a large feeding flock of Lsughing and Ring-billed Gulls offshore (at edge of fog).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 11/13/20 8:38 am
From: W RUPP via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Killingworth Red-headed Woodpecker
Killingworth 11/13 9:00 AM  Red-header Woodpecker
A great new yard bird for us:  Following is the account from our eBird entry: I looked out the window to see what birds might be around and immediately recognized a Red-headed Woodpecker on the side of a large oak tree about 35 feet away.  It was at eye-level in full view with its back toward us.  It had a solid red head, black upper back and white lower back.  I alerted Maryanne who watched it with a binocular while I went to the next room to get my camera.  As I raised the camera the bird dropped down behind a stone wall.  Moments later it flew off east to another tree and then another one and flew further without being relocated.  I estimate the time the bird was well seen in the original location as a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of about a minute.
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Date: 11/12/20 8:07 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BBC News: Birds' genetic secrets revealed in global DNA study
I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Birds' genetic secrets revealed in global DNA study https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54904806

Birds' genetic secrets revealed in global DNA study

Scientists have sequenced the "code of life" of species from almost every branch of the bird family tree.
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Date: 11/12/20 5:55 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bad News


Paul Desjardins
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The Salineno birding spot along the Rio Grande in Texas has been sold to the Army Corps Of Engineers in conjunction with the building of the border wall. For those of us that were fortunate enough to visit this great birding spot be thankful you had the opportunity to visit it. What a shame.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 11/12/20 4:00 pm
From: Maggy Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Female Common Merganser-Nepaug Reservoir
Saw a solitary bird yesterday afternoon.

Maggy Graham
Bloomfield
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Date: 11/12/20 3:34 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] S. Norwalk Res- Ducks
11/12- S. Norwalk Reservoir, Old Huckleberry Rd, Wilton. A nice mix of ducks including 15 Hooded Mergansers, 5 Ruddy Ducks, 4 Lesser Scaup, 4 Ring-necked Ducks, and a lone female Bufflehead.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/12/20 2:39 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Crow roost forming Norwich
The large winter crow roost is starting to form along the Yantic River in
Norwich by the intersection of Otrobando Ave and Clinton Ave. Several
hundred were flying in at dusk tonight. Though admittedly I had just had my
pupils dilated for an exam and they might have been fruit bats for all I
could actually see...

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 11/12/20 2:25 pm
From: CAROL GOERTZ via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] eBird outage 11/17-19
Greg, thanks for the heads up.

> On November 12, 2020 at 3:59 PM Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> mailto:<ctbirds...> > wrote:
>
>
> Folks,
>
> I just received this message to all eBird Reviewers.
>
> Greg Hanisek
>
> Dear eBird Regional Editors,
>
> As you are likely aware, eBird's long-term database migration from Oracle
> to Postgres will be coming to an end on November 17-19. This means that all
> of eBird will be down on those days - including the review tools, as well
> as the Macaulay Library, Birds of the World - everything. More information
> is here: https://ebird.org/news/database-update-november-17-19-maintenance
>
> While we will have a notification system in eBird Mobile to warn users
> about this, we can't reach everyone. Please feel free to distribute this
> information to your local birding listservs, Whatsapp groups, or other
> channels, including the link to the homepage article above.
>
> Thanks for your help, and I sincerely hope everyone will be able to enjoy
> birding in an eBirdless world for a few days!
>
> Best,
>
> John Garrett
> eBird Project Assistant
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Date: 11/12/20 1:17 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird outage 11/17-19
Folks,

I just received this message to all eBird Reviewers.

Greg Hanisek

Dear eBird Regional Editors,

As you are likely aware, eBird's long-term database migration from Oracle
to Postgres will be coming to an end on November 17-19. This means that all
of eBird will be down on those days - including the review tools, as well
as the Macaulay Library, Birds of the World - everything. More information
is here: https://ebird.org/news/database-update-november-17-19-maintenance

While we will have a notification system in eBird Mobile to warn users
about this, we can't reach everyone. Please feel free to distribute this
information to your local birding listservs, Whatsapp groups, or other
channels, including the link to the homepage article above.

Thanks for your help, and I sincerely hope everyone will be able to enjoy
birding in an eBirdless world for a few days!

Best,

John Garrett
eBird Project Assistant
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Date: 11/12/20 10:11 am
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks - Avon
At precisely 11am this morning I saw a flock of evening grosbeaks flying through my yard and one landed in a tree near my deck. It was making a loud call. I was fortunate to get a photo of this beautiful bird which is a lifer for me! Hoping I get another chance to see one sometime!

Gillian
Avon



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Date: 11/12/20 8:55 am
From: Jay Doody via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] red breasted mergansers in west haven
A flock of 30 red breasted mergansers landed near prospect beach, west haven, ct.Adjoining cove river yesterday 2 female buffleheads and male hooded merganser (among others)Jay Doody
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Date: 11/11/20 7:16 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rick Prum and James Prosek Conversation
“Are Birds Art?” is the topic of the live, virtual Conversation with James
Prosek & Richard Prum, Wed. Nov. 18 at 7p.m. A fundraiser and online
auction to benefit conservation and environmental education programs in the
Fairfield region. Tickets and more at: www.ctaudubon.org/fallevent2020.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 11/11/20 11:51 am
From: Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] End of year bird walks
Are there going to be any guided bird walks between now and the end of the year? I’m very close to my best year and would love to finish out strong! Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Tom Kenefick
Woodbridge

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> End of CTBirds Digest, Vol 5003, Issue 1
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Date: 11/11/20 7:02 am
From: red396 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] grebe at swan pond hammo
Not sure if pied bill or red neckSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/11/20 5:05 am
From: William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mt Riga weekend: double-digit RED CROSSBILL+ C. REDPOLL, grouse, +
Salisbury, Sunday -- myself, Nicolas Main, and Preston Lust headed up to
one of the highest and northwesternmost birding spots in Connecticut, Mount
Riga in Salisbury, to search for northern specialties, as this winter is
proving to be one of the best in decades for finches and other irruptive
birds. We were amazed at what we found!

Finches were indeed extremely abundant. PINE SISKINS were the most numerous
species, with a few flocks numbering over 30. Over 100 were observed in the
course of the day. Many (15+) COMMON REDPOLLS were interspersed in these
flocks; one stand of birches along Mt Washington Rd was especially
productive, and flyovers were relatively frequent.

However, the clear finch highlight must have been the double-digit numbers
(~18) of RED CROSSBILLS we encountered on the mountain. Our first finch of
the day was a flyover flock 7 at South Pond; one other large flock
followed, with scattered small numbers later. We were not able to see any
of these birds perched (there are few large pine stands that we could see),
but they afforded great flight views.

The non-finch highlight was a euphoric experience with a RUFFED GROUSE, a
rarely seen northern specialty, feeding in the road in front of the car.
Other notables included a very small number of EVENING GROSBEAKS, high
numbers of FOX SPARROW, and one RUSTY BLACKBIRD flyover. There was a
possible encounter with flyover White-winged Crossbill that sadly went
unresolved.

I really must personally urge birders to get out to the northern (and
especially northwestern) parts of the state, which are
desperately underbirded, but during this winter, are sure to hold many
truly exceptional experiences, beyond our own extravaganza. Reports of Pine
Grosbeaks are starting to trickle in, and Bohemian Waxwing and White-winged
Crossbill are already in Massachusetts. Mount Riga, much of the Appalachian
Trail, Canaan Mountain (Great Mountain State Forest), Haystack Mountain,
Aton Forest, around Colebrook River Lake, and Mohawk Mountain are all
exceptional high-elevation northwestern spots that have low coverage. Who
wouldn't want to get the glory of finding a cooperative flock of
White-winged Crossbills eating grit along a pine forest road, or an apple
tree covered in Pine Grosbeaks? Or.... and with these birds present as
rarities in MA, it's not all pipedream fantasy... a Boreal Chickadee? First
state record Canada Jay? Fellow CT birders: go north! There are birds!

Checklist with media and pins here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75992107

Will Schenck
Greenwich
Connecticut Young Birders' Club
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Date: 11/10/20 3:01 pm
From: Loralee Richter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yard Bird- Lark Sparrow
I’m new to this list, but was told this group may enjoy hearing that I saw a Lark Sparrow high up in the maple tree in my yard with a House Finch on Friday Nov 6 at 4pm. Not sure that’s one I’ll ever get to see here again!

Loralee Richter
Danbury

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Date: 11/10/20 2:09 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Cove, Old Saybrook, Northern Pintail
A non-breeding male Pintail is mixed in with the flocks of black Ducks and Mallards. In the cove and seen from Fenwood Trail


Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Date: 11/10/20 1:54 pm
From: Joan Tinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox sparrow
The first fox sparrow in my yard in over thirty years. At the finch food feeder.

JT

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Date: 11/10/20 1:51 pm
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5001, Issue 2
I went Sunday. Was probably there for 2 hours. All of the 10 people that were there when I was were Uber respectful. Photographers and birders alike. Stayed on the dirt road. Nothings growing in the fields but... the grassy area where the bird was hunting I did see some sitting on the outskirts. Nothing damaging. No one in the way. Those trails are listed on the Alltrails app and it loops around on state property. A lot of the neighbors were walking that loop. Maybe someone was just having a grumpy farmer day... it’s winter there wasn’t even potato’s out there to traipse on.

Christina Cole

> On Nov 9, 2020, at 11:01 PM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> From what I gathered by talking to people today, the farmer leases the land and was not pleased with visitors leaving the dirt road and traipsing through his fields for closer looks/photos of the bird. Familiar story? I did not witness any of that today with the 25 or so
> people I saw but this past weekend the place was apparently loaded with people.
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Go GATORS!
>>
>> Message: 9
>> Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 19:13:58 -0500
>> From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
>> To: Sibylle Kinley <sibyllek431...>
>> Cc: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>, <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
>> Message-ID:
>>
>> 2 days after the Farmer let it be known how he wanted the bird gone and
>> birders to leave.
>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:03 PM Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>> Oh no! How disappointing! Maybe it will be seen somewhere again soon
>>> (closer to our end of the state ?)
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>> ?11/9- for those wondering, the Common Cuckoo was not seen in Johnston,
>>> RI today. It was a nice road trip, though.
>>>> Joe and Cameron Bear
>>>> Wilton
>
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Date: 11/10/20 12:32 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Very dark Merlin at Hammo
Kristofer Rowe sent me a photo of a beautiful very dark, almost black Merlin at Hammonasset. He had it until just now, so it may still be in the area. Very cool bird!

Patrick

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Date: 11/10/20 7:10 am
From: Nicki Hall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Grosbeaks
2 Pine Grosbeaks at our feeder in West Hartland yesterday around mid-morning. First thought of course purple finches but close look pine grosbeaks. Not seen yet today. Haven’t seen reports of others…right?

Nicki Hall
West Hartland, CT
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Date: 11/10/20 6:20 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo - Chat
Hammo - 1 chat. It was in the brush at the North end of the large
rectangular middle beach parking lot. The one west of the restored marsh.
There are some empty beer cans at this location

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/9/20 8:01 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 5001, Issue 2
From what I gathered by talking to people today, the farmer leases the land and was not pleased with visitors leaving the dirt road and traipsing through his fields for closer looks/photos of the bird. Familiar story? I did not witness any of that today with the 25 or so
people I saw but this past weekend the place was apparently loaded with people.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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>
> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 19:13:58 -0500
> From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
> To: Sibylle Kinley <sibyllek431...>
> Cc: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>, <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
> Message-ID:
>
> 2 days after the Farmer let it be known how he wanted the bird gone and
> birders to leave.
>
>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:03 PM Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>> Oh no! How disappointing! Maybe it will be seen somewhere again soon
>> (closer to our end of the state ?)
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>> ?11/9- for those wondering, the Common Cuckoo was not seen in Johnston,
>> RI today. It was a nice road trip, though.
>>> Joe and Cameron Bear
>>> Wilton

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Date: 11/9/20 5:39 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
Let us hope there is nothing untoward, but I do have a question.

Might this bird migrate south here and be able to survive the winter? Or would it be more likely to get stuck and perish in the cold? Do we have data on birds migrating far out of their normal range?

Arthur Shippee, Hamden.

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> On Nov 9, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 2 days after the Farmer let it be known how he wanted the bird gone and
> birders to leave.
>
>
>
>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:03 PM Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Oh no! How disappointing! Maybe it will be seen somewhere again soon
>> (closer to our end of the state 😉)
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> 11/9- for those wondering, the Common Cuckoo was not seen in Johnston,
>> RI today. It was a nice road trip, though.
>>>
>>> Joe and Cameron Bear
>>> Wilton
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> Go GATORS!
>>> _______________________________________________
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>> (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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Date: 11/9/20 4:14 pm
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
2 days after the Farmer let it be known how he wanted the bird gone and
birders to leave.



On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:03 PM Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Oh no! How disappointing! Maybe it will be seen somewhere again soon
> (closer to our end of the state 😉)
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > 11/9- for those wondering, the Common Cuckoo was not seen in Johnston,
> RI today. It was a nice road trip, though.
> >
> > Joe and Cameron Bear
> > Wilton
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > Go GATORS!
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Date: 11/9/20 4:03 pm
From: Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
Oh no! How disappointing! Maybe it will be seen somewhere again soon (closer to our end of the state 😉)

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 9, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 11/9- for those wondering, the Common Cuckoo was not seen in Johnston, RI today. It was a nice road trip, though.
>
> Joe and Cameron Bear
> Wilton
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Go GATORS!
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Date: 11/9/20 3:28 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] One Flew Over (Cuckoo)
11/9- for those wondering, the Common Cuckoo was not seen in Johnston, RI today. It was a nice road trip, though.

Joe and Cameron Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/9/20 3:21 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Christmas Bird Count 2020-2021 Schedule
The 121st Annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count is coming
soon. To join or see when it is taking place in your area, check out the
Connecticut Christmas Bird Count 2020-2021 Schedule on the CT
Ornithological Association website at
https://www.ctbirding.org/upcoming-events/


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Date: 11/9/20 2:38 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

Mid afternoon seen at Milford Point 6 Common Eiders, 2 White Winged Scoters, 7 Horned Grebes, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 4 Horned Larks, about 30 Snow Buntings and a Lapland Longspur.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 11/9/20 12:18 pm
From: Darcy Thurrott via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Busy apple tree Woodbury yard
7:30 am to 3pm: female red breasted nuthatch getting black oil sunflower
under feeder dozen times,10 goldfinches,3 titmice, 3 chickadees, junco,male
hairy @ peanut suet, male & female downies @ suet, house finches at black
oil sunflower, male and female red bellied at suet, pr. common mergs flew
over, male yellow bellied sapsucker drilling new holes, ruby crowned
kinglet foraging and then going to sapsucker holes for insects at which I
obseved flies and bees, male downy at peanut butter, 4 bluejays,1 common
whitethroat, carolina wren at pnut suet, possible male red breasted
nuthatch also.
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Date: 11/9/20 11:42 am
From: Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] YC Kinglet, westport yard
Yellow-crowned kinglet flitting around my still-green Spitzenberg apple tree. Have had RC's before but not YC's.Had a Barred Owl late one morning last week in dogwoods by the birdfeeder. What a surprise. I slowly backed away and went inside.
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Date: 11/9/20 11:38 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers and Snipes
Two adult Red-headed Woodpeckers continue at Shingle Mill Pond in Salem.
Also present on the pond were three Wilson's Snipes, a Ring-necked Duck,
nine Green-winged Teal, and the usual waterfowl.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 11/9/20 9:54 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Recent Evening Grosbeaks
Evening Grosbeaks continue to be on the move. Saturday morning I had a
single female fly over my yard, 4 going over Lake Mohegan in Fairfield
yesterday, 4 (2m, 2f) going over my yard this morning, and a single bird
calling over a private area in Monroe.

It is my hope that as the weather gets colder flocks will settle, rather
than fly over or visit feeders for a couple of minutes. It has been a fun
fall!

Redpolls and crossbills are beginning to show up in numbers, and areas N
have Bohemian Waxwing, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Pine Grosbeak.

Female Eurasian Wigeon is still present at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield,
which has become a notable waterfowl spot in the past few winters.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 11/9/20 6:57 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands Birds
Silver Sands Park - Milford

One-eyed Vesper Sparrow in the sparrow lanes, Rough Legged Hawk flying over
the old landfill, Chat about 60 yards west of the white trailer on the
paved Rd

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/9/20 6:55 am
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 9 Nov - Branford Supply Ponds Winter Wrens and Pied-billed Grebes
Three different Winter Wrens were singing this morning at Branford
Supply Ponds all from along the Orange trail that leads off the big
parking lot. The first one I heard from across the upper pond. It was
in the vicinity of Noble's bench and the sound carried beautifully over
the water. When I came around on the trail, there was another one along
the stream that feeds into the upper pond and then also one near the big
parking lot.

The Supply Pond trails are now open after sustaining severe damage from
the August tropical storm (many trees snapped at mid-height and fallen
trees everywhere). Kudos to the people that worked so hard to open the
trails up. The granite bench honoring Noble Proctor was destroyed as
well. I believe there is an effort underway to restore it.

Also two Pied-billed Grebes in the upper pond.

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT
www.sunrisebirding.com

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Date: 11/9/20 6:51 am
From: Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cemetery Pond Common Redpoll Flyovers
Just had a flock of 5 COMMON REDPOLLS over Cemetery Pond in the town of
Litchfield. Birds continued over towards Litchfield High School, possibly
towards White Memorial Center. List with details below.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76038603
Nicolas Main
Litchfield, CT
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Date: 11/9/20 5:36 am
From: Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Plants for Birds
What a great conversation! I agree, you have a terrific line-up of native plants. I've got birds all over my Bayberry and Winterberry at the moment. In the Spring, the berries from the Shadblow (Serviceberry) didn't last 3 days.

I'd add Asters to your list. I had some White Wood Asters pop up after we pulled ivy, and the birds and bees are loving them. I've been watching chickadees do somersaults to get their seeds.

Seconding folks' recommendations--I can testify to the appeal and hardiness of Elderberry and Chokeberry as well.

I've moved here recently and am also planting for birds and insects. I learned a lot from reading Doug Tallamy's books, "Bringing Nature Home," "Nature's Best Hope," and "The Living Landscape." I thought I knew a lot about planting for birds, but the way he draws connections from caterpillars to birds was revelatory.

I also frequent Earthtones Nursery and use their online plant finder-- all regionally indigenous plants, and they're catalogued in terms of their habitat value.

Very best,
Kimberly


> > If you could only plant one plant (annual, perennial, shrub or small
> > tree)
> > to attract birds what would it be?
> > Much of my landscaping is for that purpose and therefore I've got
> > bayberry,
> > dogwoods, hawthorne, shadbush, crabapples, echinacea, winterberry among
> > others but I'm curious what locals think I should add or add more of.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Rob Ballinger
>
Hi Rob,
I would also think about small trees that provide larval food for Lepidoptera- caterpillars as that is chiefly what birds are feeding their young. The top trees include oaks, birches and cherries. As far as small trees, scrub oak Quercus ilicifolia, River Birch Betula nigra, Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana and Pin Cherry Prunus pennsylvanica are all good. Check out Audubon?s Plants for Birds or National Native Plant Finder.
Best,
Jim
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Date: 11/8/20 5:15 pm
From: Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swan Sp. Harkness Memorial Update
Swan sp. observed flying along the beach at Harkness Memorial Park earlier in the day is a Mute Swan.
Thanks David Provencher for the ID.
M.
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Date: 11/8/20 3:29 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] winter atlas
Hi everyone,
I just posted a new blog post on our general priorities for winter atlas data collection:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/11/08/1261/
One key point I'll reiterate is that there are lots of interesting birds to be found in places where few people go birding. Just this weekend I've found common redpolls in 3 blocks and evening grosbeaks in 2 (plus another last Sunday). I've also seen 5 species of warblers while atlasing this week, including 2 late Tennessees at a quick stop in Mansfield this afternoon.

In each case, I was just checking out likely looking habitat that I happened to drive by, rather than going to well known sites ... so there's lots to be found.

Chris

Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT
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Date: 11/8/20 2:56 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] North Lake, Hamden
North Lake Dr., Hamden, 11/8

Feeder birds included Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2 Pine Siskin, F Purple Finch, Carolina Wren, 4 woodpecker species.

On the upper lake, included Am. Wigeon & Ring-necked Duck, & 2 Great Blue Heron.

Also, *bobcat* crossed Servoss St near N. Lake, 3:15 — a first for me here.

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Date: 11/8/20 2:46 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Plants for Birds
Speaking of oaks, this event with Doug Tallamy should be very interesting. Our song birds are carnivores during breeding.

https://www.hlct.org/events.html

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> On Nov 8, 2020, at 12:57 PM, Sirch, James via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Rob,
> I would also think about small trees that provide larval food for Lepidoptera- caterpillars as that is chiefly what birds are feeding their young. The top trees include oaks, birches and cherries. As far as small trees, scrub oak Quercus ilicifolia, River Birch Betula nigra, Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana and Pin Cherry Prunus pennsylvanica are all good. Check out Audubon’s Plants for Birds or National Native Plant Finder.
> Best,
> Jim
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Date: 11/8/20 2:46 pm
From: Daniel Cimbaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
For what it's worth, early Friday morning there was a single immature Bald Eagle hanging out on the rocks off the town beach. I happened to have posted an eBird report with a photo.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75963096

Dan Cimbaro
Colchester, CT

Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2020 19:00:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
To: "<johnogren63...>" <johnogren63...>, Frank Mantlik
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Cc: "ctbirds@lists ctbirding. org" <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
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Frank is right.? I see vultures, mostly blacks, but turkey too, all the time along the beaches in the Everglades in Florida, especially at Flamingo.? Haven't up here, but no reason for them not to.? They go where the yummy food is.
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780?www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

On Sunday, November 8, 2020, 01:54:35 PM EST, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures will commonly feed along freshwater or even ocean shorelines, usually on dead fish.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Nov 8, 2020, at 1:30 PM, JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> ?Probable correction on my earlier post about Turkey Vulture on rocks off Town Beach.A couple of hours later a pair of imBald Eagles were spotted in a tree in the marsh across from beach.In the early morning light (and distant looks) I was getting hints of red off the head of what was most likely an eagle not a TV. Would be much more probable.
>
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Date: 11/8/20 2:15 pm
From: AMY HOPKINS via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] evergreen trees
Re: Zellene's comment about planting evergreens, another great thing to do is to get Christmas trees either after Christmas that are slated for discarding or even pre-Christmas for the funny looking ones that no one wants to sell and place them around the yard for shelter.  I get 6-7 every year and tie them to trees in my backyard near my feeders so the birds have a place to shelter away from predators.  They'll last a year until the next batch, though of course they start to drop needles.
Amy HopkinsGuilford
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Date: 11/8/20 1:33 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
Thanks! I  see the vultures in my marsh all the time but never expected them to be feeding a couple of hundred feet out in the Sound.I kept seeing flashes of red on the head but after seeing the pair of eagles a bit later figured it was just the early morning light.

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On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Andrew Block<ablock22168...> wrote: Frank is right.  I see vultures, mostly blacks, but turkey too, all the time along the beaches in the Everglades in Florida, especially at Flamingo.  Haven't up here, but no reason for them not to.  They go where the yummy food is.
Andrew
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Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

On Sunday, November 8, 2020, 01:54:35 PM EST, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures will commonly feed along freshwater or even ocean shorelines, usually on dead fish.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Nov 8, 2020, at 1:30 PM, JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Probable correction on my earlier post about Turkey Vulture on rocks off Town Beach.A couple of hours later a pair of imBald Eagles were spotted in a tree in the marsh across from beach.In the early morning light (and distant looks) I was getting hints of red off the head of what was most likely an eagle not a TV. Would be much more probable.
>
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Date: 11/8/20 1:18 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mountainfilm
I just watched Mountainfilm, a series of short films which is being presented by the CT Audubon as a fundraiser. It costs $15 and is well worth it. Besides the adventure films, there is also an amazing film of the Helmeted Hornbill, a bird near extinction in Borneo. Last day is Monday...it was extended 1 day. Here is the link:
https://mountainfilm.myeventscenter.com/event/Mountainfilm-On-Tour-Hartford-Ct-45268

Zellene

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Date: 11/8/20 1:10 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] plants for birds
I have both bird and pollinator gardens. You have a nice choice of plants, but I would recommend planting more evergreens as shelter for birds and wildlife. I have yews that came with the house. The yews have berries in fall as well. The birds often use them after grabbing a seed from my feeder. I also have hemlocks but unless you want to let them become trees, I wouldn't recommend them as shrubs. I don't know why folks plant hemlocks as foundation plantings when they are meant to be trees! And don't forget a water source, even in winter. You can find heated birdbaths.

Pollinator plants attract insects which attract birds. I recommend reading Doug Tallamy's book, Bringing Nature Home, for a comprehensive study of what to plant and why. He also has a new book, Nature's Best Hope. Both are really excellent.

Zellene
Bloomfield

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Date: 11/8/20 12:00 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Widgeon - Jonathan Law High School Pond
Johnathan Law HS Pond - Milford - 1 Female Eurasian Widgeon

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/8/20 11:12 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon's Warbler, Stratford
Stefan Martin found an "Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler at Stratford Point
this afternoon. It has flown and not been refound.
**Stratford Point is closed to the public on weekends.** So this is more of
an FYI than anything.

Nick Bonomo for Stefan Martin
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Date: 11/8/20 11:01 am
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
Frank is right.  I see vultures, mostly blacks, but turkey too, all the time along the beaches in the Everglades in Florida, especially at Flamingo.  Haven't up here, but no reason for them not to.  They go where the yummy food is.
Andrew
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20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums

On Sunday, November 8, 2020, 01:54:35 PM EST, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures will commonly feed along freshwater or even ocean shorelines, usually on dead fish.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Nov 8, 2020, at 1:30 PM, JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Probable correction on my earlier post about Turkey Vulture on rocks off Town Beach.A couple of hours later a pair of imBald Eagles were spotted in a tree in the marsh across from beach.In the early morning light (and distant looks) I was getting hints of red off the head of what was most likely an eagle not a TV. Would be much more probable.
>
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Date: 11/8/20 10:57 am
From: Joan Tinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plants for birds
Don’t forget lobelia cardinalis. While it is perennial it has trouble with our winters. Grow it like an annual, letting seed fall in autumn and you will get flowering plants next year.

Also, adult bald eagle seen from Riverfront Park in Glastonbury. Flew toward pond across river.
JoanTinson

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Date: 11/8/20 10:54 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures will commonly feed along freshwater or even ocean shorelines, usually on dead fish.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Nov 8, 2020, at 1:30 PM, JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Probable correction on my earlier post about Turkey Vulture on rocks off Town Beach.A couple of hours later a pair of imBald Eagles were spotted in a tree in the marsh across from beach.In the early morning light (and distant looks) I was getting hints of red off the head of what was most likely an eagle not a TV. Would be much more probable.
>
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Date: 11/8/20 10:36 am
From: Mario F. via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swan sp.
Harkness Memorial park c. 0830 Swan sp. flew across beach . Likely Tundra but will
Need to check images.

> On Nov 8, 2020, at 11:35, David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> At least 3 Evening Grosbeaks, 13 Common Redpolls, and a few hundred Pine
> Siskins passed by the Smith Neck Rd boat launch in Old Lyme this morning.
> Many Robins, Blackbirds, and other species flew westward as well, including
> almost 600 Cedar Waxwings. Of note was a yellow-bellied Kingbird flying
> East but not seen well enough to identify. Unable to relocate.
>
> Dave Provencher
> Preston
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Date: 11/8/20 10:35 am
From: Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOS snow bunting
Seen on Water Company property, Lake Hammonassett. Permit required.

-Aaron Dollar, Killingworth

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Date: 11/8/20 10:30 am
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook ocean going vultures??
Probable correction on my earlier post about Turkey Vulture on rocks off Town Beach.A couple of hours later a pair of imBald Eagles were spotted in a tree in the marsh across from beach.In the early morning light (and distant looks) I was getting hints of red off the head of what was most likely an eagle not a TV. Would be much more probable.

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Date: 11/8/20 9:55 am
From: Sirch, James via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Plants for Birds
Hi Rob,
I would also think about small trees that provide larval food for Lepidoptera- caterpillars as that is chiefly what birds are feeding their young. The top trees include oaks, birches and cherries. As far as small trees, scrub oak Quercus ilicifolia, River Birch Betula nigra, Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana and Pin Cherry Prunus pennsylvanica are all good. Check out Audubon’s Plants for Birds or National Native Plant Finder.
Best,
Jim
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Date: 11/8/20 9:50 am
From: Lisa Lukawicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RB Nuthatch - Newington
Red Breasted Nuthatch at my feeder this morning. First ever in my yard.
This makes 4 firsts (so far!) in my yard this Fall, including:

- Purple Finch and Pine Siskin (first ever seen)
- Great Horned Owl (heard two calling in the middle of the night)

Fingers crossed for more firsts to come!

Lisa Lukawicz
Newington
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Date: 11/8/20 9:45 am
From: Chris Penniman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Bird Plant
Hi Rob,
I am landscaping our property for birds and I would highly recommend black
elderberry (*Sambucus **canadensis*). Many birds, including Eastern
Bluebirds, eat the berries, and provide wonderful photo opportunities.
-Chris Penniman
Old Lyme

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 11:54 AM Joe Bear via CTBirds <
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> Rob,
> Here’s my choice, for each:
> Annual- Salvia “Amistad”, profuse bloomer and even better for hummingbirds
> (IMO as I used to have both); bees LOVE it
> Perennial- Monarda (bee balm) “Jacob Cline”
> Shrub/Small Tree- you’ve got a great collection.
>
> Joe
> Wilton
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Go GATORS!
> >
> > Message: 8
> > Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 09:23:54 -0700
> > From: <teustis...>
> > To: "Rob Ballinger" <rayn4est...>, "ct bird list"
> > <ctbirds...>
> > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
> >
> > Hi, Rob!
> >
> > You have a great selection already! I'd add native honeysuckle, to
> > attract hummingbirds. They also love the annual black-and-blue salvia.
> > And sunflowers for finches. All three attract bees as well.
> >
> > I know you said just one, but that's an impossible ask! I'll stop at
> > those three...
> >
> > :-)
> > Tammy Eustis, Chester
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
> > From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> > Date: Sun, November 08, 2020 10:30 am
> > To: ct bird list <ctbirds...>
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > If you could only plant one plant (annual, perennial, shrub or small
> > tree)
> > to attract birds what would it be?
> > Much of my landscaping is for that purpose and therefore I've got
> > bayberry,
> > dogwoods, hawthorne, shadbush, crabapples, echinacea, winterberry among
> > others but I'm curious what locals think I should add or add more of.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Rob Ballinger
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Date: 11/8/20 8:54 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Bird Plant
Rob,
Here’s my choice, for each:
Annual- Salvia “Amistad”, profuse bloomer and even better for hummingbirds (IMO as I used to have both); bees LOVE it
Perennial- Monarda (bee balm) “Jacob Cline”
Shrub/Small Tree- you’ve got a great collection.

Joe
Wilton

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>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 09:23:54 -0700
> From: <teustis...>
> To: "Rob Ballinger" <rayn4est...>, "ct bird list"
> <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
>
> Hi, Rob!
>
> You have a great selection already! I'd add native honeysuckle, to
> attract hummingbirds. They also love the annual black-and-blue salvia.
> And sunflowers for finches. All three attract bees as well.
>
> I know you said just one, but that's an impossible ask! I'll stop at
> those three...
>
> :-)
> Tammy Eustis, Chester
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
> From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: Sun, November 08, 2020 10:30 am
> To: ct bird list <ctbirds...>
>
> Hello all,
>
> If you could only plant one plant (annual, perennial, shrub or small
> tree)
> to attract birds what would it be?
> Much of my landscaping is for that purpose and therefore I've got
> bayberry,
> dogwoods, hawthorne, shadbush, crabapples, echinacea, winterberry among
> others but I'm curious what locals think I should add or add more of.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Rob Ballinger
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Date: 11/8/20 8:35 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Finches Old Lyme
At least 3 Evening Grosbeaks, 13 Common Redpolls, and a few hundred Pine
Siskins passed by the Smith Neck Rd boat launch in Old Lyme this morning.
Many Robins, Blackbirds, and other species flew westward as well, including
almost 600 Cedar Waxwings. Of note was a yellow-bellied Kingbird flying
East but not seen well enough to identify. Unable to relocate.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 11/8/20 8:30 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Location info when posting please
Please remember to include towns when giving directions to particular parks
or locations.

Thanks,

Dave

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Date: 11/8/20 8:25 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
Hi, Rob!

You have a great selection already! I'd add native honeysuckle, to
attract hummingbirds. They also love the annual black-and-blue salvia.
And sunflowers for finches. All three attract bees as well.

I know you said just one, but that's an impossible ask! I'll stop at
those three...

:-)
Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Subject: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Sun, November 08, 2020 10:30 am
To: ct bird list <ctbirds...>

Hello all,

If you could only plant one plant (annual, perennial, shrub or small
tree)
to attract birds what would it be?
Much of my landscaping is for that purpose and therefore I've got
bayberry,
dogwoods, hawthorne, shadbush, crabapples, echinacea, winterberry among
others but I'm curious what locals think I should add or add more of.

Thanks!

Rob Ballinger - Clinton
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Date: 11/8/20 7:50 am
From: red396 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] green winged teals
10 to 12 at pistol creekSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/8/20 7:49 am
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WESTERN KINGBIRD - Vernon
I just had a WESTERN KINGBIRD at Valley Falls Park in Vernon.

It’s been working the leftmost tree line in the fields to the left of the pond. From time to time it would fly closer and perch alongside the trail, but it’s been relatively skittish.

-Matt Bell
Vernon
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Date: 11/8/20 7:34 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder birds for the weekend
3 Pine Siskins and one female Purple Finch.
Ralph Amodei - East Haven
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Date: 11/8/20 7:31 am
From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
Hello all,

If you could only plant one plant (annual, perennial, shrub or small tree)
to attract birds what would it be?
Much of my landscaping is for that purpose and therefore I've got bayberry,
dogwoods, hawthorne, shadbush, crabapples, echinacea, winterberry among
others but I'm curious what locals think I should add or add more of.

Thanks!

Rob Ballinger - Clinton
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Date: 11/8/20 6:24 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Beach Redpolls +
Big movement of goldfinches and Siskins along Long Beach out to Pleasure Beach. At least 2 male Common Redpolls were mixed in. They are quite skittish with several harriers and a Merlin hunting the dunes, but they are occasionally setting down in areas with cover and goldenrod seeds.

Also 2 Fox Sparrows, American Tree Sparrow, several American Pipits on the ground and at least 5 Lapland Longspurs.

There were at least 8 Longspurs at Milford Point yesterday and a report of a Tennessee Warbler.

2 Common Buckeyes flying at Pleasure Beach.

Patrick

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Date: 11/8/20 6:23 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Redpoll, Trout Brook Valley orchard
Also a common redpoll in weedy field by gate at northern end of Trout Brook Valley orchard. Same area as three yesterday.

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Date: 11/8/20 6:08 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Vesper + Grosbeaks
7 flyover Evening Grosbeaks just now.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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> On Nov 8, 2020, at 8:58 AM, Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> wrote:
>
> 11/8 Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. Vesper Sparrow on grassy area just before turning left down gravel roadway.
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
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Date: 11/8/20 6:07 am
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Eider
28 Common Eider in close to shore off of Knollwood Beach. (RT154)Mostly female and 1st winter.Also something I have never seen before. 2 Turkey Vultures feeding on the exposed rocks at the OS Town Beach. It appeared they were eating something in the seaweed , moving around and grabbing stuff maybe crustaceans?

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Date: 11/8/20 5:59 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vesper
11/8 Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. Vesper Sparrow on grassy area just before turning left down gravel roadway.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/8/20 5:57 am
From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Trout Brook Valley Snow Geese and Lapland Longspur
Currently in farm fields at north end of orchard. Snow Geese are on other side of fence but easily seen; Longspur has been flying around fields calling. Also three E. Meadowlarks. TBV is in Easton.
Jeremy Nance
Easton CT

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Date: 11/7/20 5:32 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo RI - YES

From Mardi & Townsend Dickinson: 11/7/20 - COMMON CUCKOO
10:40-2:23pm Snake Den SP, #71 Brown Ave, Johnston, RI. Bird being seen well throughout the day, weaving back and forth through trees and field edges and along the service road back behind the Cilo’s and at times 5 feet in front while forging and eating Woolly bear Caterpillars.

Note: When the bird swoops down near or a few feet in front of you, PLEASE heed my advise and give the bird a wide berth to eat it’s prey without being pushed to fly off before it’s finished.

Park in parking lot and walk through and behind red Cilo’s. Directions:
https://www.google.com/maps?<ll...>,-71.5457688&<q...>,-71.5457688&<z...>

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
www.kymrygroup.com
www.birdcallsradio.com/



Cheers,
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Date: 11/7/20 5:07 pm
From: tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common redpoll- Southbury
Saw 5 off my deck tonight in a river birch at 515pm. Too my surprise one landed on my deck railing about 3ft away. I managed to get a couple photos posted on facebook groups.Also saw 6 Evening grosbeaks in the morning.Jeff Campbell
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Date: 11/7/20 2:44 pm
From: Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital. Common Cuckoo continues
From Rick Gedney
November 7 , 2:00pm. Johnston RI
Farm at Snake Den SP.
Bird giving great looks and photos to birders coming and going. While I was there it caught and ate 3 caterpillars/bugs. Apparently not afraid of the gallery as it came in quite close to photographers trying keep their distance.

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Date: 11/7/20 1:40 pm
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton Finches
11/7- Evening Grosbeak at feeder private residence, Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, and RB Nuthatch at my feeders. Also a White-crowned Sparrow at Allen’s Meadow.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 11/7/20 1:39 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow goose Bethlehem

> Nonnewag Road just down from Magnolia Hill Road
> In Bethlehem. 1 adult, 1 immature. .
>
> John Marshall
> Watertown
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Date: 11/7/20 12:58 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Hartford - Red Crossbills
Dave Rosgen called to say he had a couple of Red Crossbills at Brodie Park in New Hartford. Last seen flying toward the tennis courts.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 11/7/20 12:50 pm
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fox Sparrows (lots) - Barkhamsted
After leaf blowing the backyard and spreading seed along edges, high count of 15 Fox Sparrows. 1 Evening Grosbeak and 3 Pine Siskin flyovers as well.

Fran Zygmont
Barkhamsted

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Date: 11/7/20 11:35 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Finches moving Waterford
I birded Harkness Memorial Park this morning. The flood of Pine Siskins
moving continues. Indeed as I drove around Southeastern Connecticut today
with my window down in this ridiculously warm weather the constant sound of
Siskins made it seem as though it was the most numerous bird on the planet!
Siskins were constantly moving through Harkness while I was there, but also
I had four Evening Grosbeak flyover and 5 Common Redpolls briefly feeding
in the weeds in the brush dump. Also in the brush dump were a Vesper
Sparrow and two White-crowned Sparrows. A Dickcissel was heard flying
somewhere nearby but I did not see it on the ground. Birders should be
looking for Common Redpolls in weedy areas especially along beaches or the
edges of weedy fields. Common Eiders are once again in large numbers off
Harkness.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 11/7/20 11:33 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shoveler 14 Acre too
Northern Shoveler at 14 Acre, Norwalk too!

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 11/7/20 11:23 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Pintail 14 Acre
14 Acre, Norwalk: Northern Pintail male and female, Green-winged Teal male and female, Eurasian Wigeon male, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Gadwall...

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 11/7/20 11:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SNOWY OWL Bethlehem
11/7. Fran Zygmont passed along a report (with photo) of a SNOWY OWL that had been “sunning” on a homeowner’s deck before flying away. Fran stated: “ Apparently flew away. No details but good places to look are hard hill rd, Anderson rd, Bethlehem fairgrounds area. Very open there.”

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 11/7/20 11:10 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-throated Green Warbler - Stratford
11/7 Stratford, Beacon Point Rd, Stratford Greenway - Imm female BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER in small cedar tree next to stone pillars marking entrance to walking/biking path. Also here were Peregrine Falcon (on jetty), usual shorebirds, and an imm BONAPARTE'S GULL that flew west.
Stratford, home feeders - flocks of 30+ Am Goldfinches and 5+ Pine Siskins.
Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 11/7/20 10:32 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] N Shoveler Morris
Male Northern Shoveler at Jones Pond in Morris along with c 15 Buffleheads,
8 Ring-necked Ducks and an Am Coot. Shoveler was at west end.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 11/7/20 9:09 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Crossbill
East Haddam Yard - a single RED CROSSBILL was calling from a tall hemlock behind my house and then flew over the yard directly above me but unfortunately did not come down to the feeders. A first for the yard! Also we have just a dozen pine siskins daily with numbers down since the day of my first bear visit to the feeders.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 11/7/20 8:23 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Pond Simsbury
11:20 am: Now there are 2 Greater White-fronted Geese at Great Pond.Doug BeachSimsbury Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/7/20 7:00 am
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbird!
Just had a female hummingbird at honeysuckle In monroe
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Date: 11/7/20 6:46 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Great Pond
White-rumped Sandpiper continues. And a Greater White-fronted Goose just
flew in with a flock of Canada Geese.

David Lawton
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Date: 11/7/20 4:06 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo
I refound about 6:45am just beyond barn by Polly covered hoop house. Left a crowd.

Sean

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Date: 11/6/20 4:31 pm
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Today’s New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk
Sounds like a great trip. Tina you went above and beyond to accommodate the Club members.

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From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
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Subject: Today’s New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk

Westport-Sherwood Island SP-
It was hard to believe that just four days ago we were freezing and bundled up in winter clothes and today we were in need of sunscreen and shedding our jackets due to it being too warm!
I was joined by 9 participants on today’s walk which I added so no one had to be turned away. We tallied 63 species with nice diversity. Highlights included the large mixed flock of Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches feeding on the lawn and the continuing large number of Common Loons on Long Island Sound, many very close to shore and very vocal!

Click on the link below to view our eBird checklist with the birds seen and heard today. Thank you to all that attended and I look forward to next week’s First Wednesday Walk on 11/11.

https://eur06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS75905349&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C3e4fc00255534e1c382708d882928620%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637402913104736493%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=gsDQSr%2FP8p9uLWrwfreq%2Fn%2FaZbEaRMg5LJZh2hXVNzs%3D&amp;reserved=0


Tina Green
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Westport
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Date: 11/6/20 1:26 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford


Paul Desjardins
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This morning seen on reservoir # 6 six duck species including Bufflehead, Greater Scaup and about a dozen Ruddy Ducks.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 11/6/20 12:29 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Today’s New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk
Westport-Sherwood Island SP-
It was hard to believe that just four days ago we were freezing and bundled up in winter clothes and today we were in need of sunscreen and shedding our jackets due to it being too warm!
I was joined by 9 participants on today’s walk which I added so no one had to be turned away. We tallied 63 species with nice diversity. Highlights included the large mixed flock of Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches feeding on the lawn and the continuing large number of Common Loons on Long Island Sound, many very close to shore and very vocal!

Click on the link below to view our eBird checklist with the birds seen and heard today. Thank you to all that attended and I look forward to next week’s First Wednesday Walk on 11/11.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75905349


Tina Green
NHBC First Wednesday Walk Coordinator
Westport
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Date: 11/6/20 10:06 am
From: Lisa Lukawicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Bluebird - Wolcott
Today I visited Edgewood Cemetery in Wolcott, the town where I grew up. So pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful mix including RC Kinglet, Dark Eyed Junco, and Hairy Woodpecker, with the prize being an Eastern Bluebird. (Maybe that was a little gift from my dad!)

Lisa Lukawicz
Newington CT

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Date: 11/6/20 9:56 am
From: John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Link to Spruce Budworm Article
Thank you. If made for very interesting reading. On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 03:29:08 PM EST, Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I thought CT BIRDS might enjoy this article I found concerning historical Spruce Budworm outbreaks and the relationship with many of the boreal bird species that are irrupting this winter.  Evening Grosbeaks are just the beginning.  Maybe Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Black-backed Woodpecker are in the mix.

It also discusses the
“ Budworm Warblers”.  Enjoy


http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/104_026-33BUDWORMfeature.pdf


Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 11/6/20 9:35 am
From: Roberta Gowing via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common cockoo yes
Common cockoo seen in RI NOV 6, 10:30-12:00 at Snake Den State Park. Easy walk from parking lot, past barns. Lots of birders for spotting.
Roberta Gowing

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Date: 11/6/20 4:52 am
From: Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford yard, 8 evening grosbeaks!

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Date: 11/5/20 6:20 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cave Swallow setup
CTBirders,

Several days of SW-ish winds in November should distribute at least some, possibly many, Cave Swallows northeast of their breeding range (i.e. into the Great Lakes region). That is usually Step 1 of the recipe that brings them to CT. Step 2 is a switch to NW winds that push those birds to the coast.

There is no moderate-strong NW flow forecast for at least several days, but the wind has to flip eventually. If/when it does, we may see good numbers of Cave Swallows here.

Cave Swallows have become regular enough that “classic” conditions are not required for sightings, but a setup like this should increase chances significantly.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 11/5/20 5:57 pm
From: Jay Petersen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Station 43
Found a Wilson's Snipe,  Pectoral Sandpiper and a Sharp Shinned Hawk.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHOwd69DpUJ/

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Date: 11/5/20 1:04 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad Brook


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This afternoon seen at Mill Pond among probably 5,000 Canada Geese adult Snow Goose, 2 Greater White Fronted Geese and Common Raven.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 11/5/20 12:29 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Link to Spruce Budworm Article
I thought CT BIRDS might enjoy this article I found concerning historical Spruce Budworm outbreaks and the relationship with many of the boreal bird species that are irrupting this winter. Evening Grosbeaks are just the beginning. Maybe Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Black-backed Woodpecker are in the mix.

It also discusses the
“ Budworm Warblers”. Enjoy


http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/104_026-33BUDWORMfeature.pdf


Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 11/5/20 10:07 am
From: Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford yard
About 9 Pine Siskins and 4 Purple Finches at feeders today. Siskins last
here in 2015.



Cindi Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 11/5/20 7:35 am
From: Kathy Edwards via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks!
Kathy Edwards
New Canaan yard
6 evening grosbeaks made a stop at my bird feeder this morning. 5 males and 1 female. Here for about 10 minutes and flew off to the west. First ever for me in my yard and in Ct. I saw them in Vermont years ago. I was excited!

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Date: 11/5/20 6:55 am
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Greenwich Hooded Mergansers
Bruce Park smaller center pond - 12 birds - first saw them Wednesday 11/4 while driving west thru the park, all tucked in, sleeping. Saw them again this morning, very active.

Lynnette Clemens
Old Greenwich CT

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Date: 11/4/20 6:56 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Eurasian Wigeon
I found a female Eurasian Wigeon at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield this
morning. My first in town since December 2016. They used to be regular at
Ash Creek but have vanished the last few years.

I have been looking for female EUWI for a while, and it was nice to finally
pick pne out. Scanning hundreds of female wigeon finally paid off.

Still waiting on Evening Grosbeaks in Fairfield.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 11/4/20 5:39 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cuckoo 11-4-2020


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Date: 11/4/20 5:30 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo pics 10-4-2020
Snake Den State Park 96 Brown Ave, Johnston, RI.
Ed Haesche Guilford Ct. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pdzyz3AontrkTnuh9
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Date: 11/4/20 4:27 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeaks Roxbury
Pair, male and female, of Evening Grosbeaks by blue barns on Botsford Hill Road just off rte. 67 in Roxbury. Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Date: 11/4/20 12:36 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison and Stratford highlights
Madison highlights:

My house:
6 evening grosbeaks

Hammonasset beach state park:
Flyover Lapland Longspur
Pectoral Sandpiper
Eastern Towhee
Pine Siskins

Milford Point:

Pine Siskins
30+ Snow Buntjngs
Red Breasted Merganser

Stratford Highlights:

Access road pool:
20 gadwall
3 black crowned night herons
1 immature yellow crowned night heron

Long Beach:
At least 1 white winged scoter
Blackpoll warbler
Snow buntings
White Rumped sandpiper
Long tailed ducks
Greater scaup

Long Beach blvd pond:

Hermit Thrush
American Wigeon
Green winged teal

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 11/4/20 9:53 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Long Beach Stratford
There were at least 3 White-rumped Sandpipers in the flock. Two were fresh juvenile, the other was almost basic plumage, but I think also a juvenile.

Also several Pine Siskins and at least two Palm Warblers in the dunes.

Patrick

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> On Nov 4, 2020, at 11:20 AM, Patrick Comins <pcomins...> wrote:
>
> A fresh juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper was mixed in with the Sanderling and Dunlin flock. Also a juvenile Dunlin with an unusual amount of juvenile plumage remaining. Big movement of chickadees. One hen/juv Common Eider off the beach.
>
> Patrick
>
> Patrick Comins, Executive Director
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Date: 11/4/20 9:52 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


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This morning seen from the Newberry Road section Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and White Rumped Sandpiper. Also, between this section and Vibert Road section 9 sparrow species including American Tree Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Lincolns Sparrow and 2 immature White Crowned Sparrows.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 11/4/20 9:27 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
11/4 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9am-10:25am, low tide
rising, 54F, sunny.
Highlight of the morning was watching a Cooper's hawk bathing and drinking
in the water fountain, then preening on a branch above. It was there for
about 25 minutes.
On the grounds & observation platform by marsh: 14 Goldfinches-feeding on
reeds and at feeders, American black ducks, Black bellied plovers, 2 Song
sparrow, 3 White throated sparrows, Cardinals, Starlings flew over,
Robins, Chickadees, 2 Pine siskins at feeders.
On the edge of paved private road 1 Field sparrow was feeding.
Brief walk along edge of lagoon-& beach side, Brant, Canada Geese, Black
bellied plovers, Semi palmated sandpipers .
full report on ebird.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 11/4/20 8:29 am
From: Jonathan Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bell’s vireo still here?
Hello! I recently went to silver Sands in the hope of finding the bells
vireo. Despite a dedicated wait, I was not able to confirm the bird.
Additionally, I’ve seen several reports form Silver Sands that do not
mention the bird. Has anyone seen it recently? Has it left? Many thanks.

Jonathan Green
Vernon
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Date: 11/4/20 8:20 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Beach Stratford
A fresh juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper was mixed in with the Sanderling and Dunlin flock. Also a juvenile Dunlin with an unusual amount of juvenile plumage remaining. Big movement of chickadees. One hen/juv Common Eider off the beach.

Patrick

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Date: 11/4/20 8:19 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte’s Gulls
Flocks of Bonaparte’s Gulls joining flocks of Laughing Gulls now here in Western Long Island Sound. Pretty little gull species.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 11/4/20 7:51 am
From: Phil Asprelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Cuckoo - Yes!

Good looks in trees at edge of farm field on Brown Av in Johnston RI.         Phil Asprelli                North Haven

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Date: 11/4/20 5:12 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
While certainly weather conditions would influence feeding behavior, I observed 8 - 10 ground feeding Golden-crowned Kinglets at the Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch site on 10/26 when conditions were relative mild and not windy. As others have noted, these birds were obviously tired and hungry and unconcerned about close observers. That same day we noticed swarms of what appeared to be a hatch of a small fly species, perhaps the GCKI were capitalizing on that. In any event Cornell’s Birds of the World notes that GCKI “may” feed on the ground and eat mainly arthropods. Some photos of ground feeding GCKIs here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/e08413 <https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/e08413>


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> On Nov 3, 2020, at 7:13 PM, David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> This actually isn't all that unusual behavior in cold windy weather. Most
> insectivores will move closer to the ground in cold windy conditions
> because that's where the food has moved. Many of the Kinglets I've been
> seeing lately have been active very close to the ground, often within 1 to
> 2 ft and in the leaf litter. This is particularly true of Ruby-crowned. In
> the past I've seen Blackpoll and Pine Warblers feeding exclusively on the
> ground in very cold conditions.
>
> Dave Provencher
>
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2020, 6:53 PM Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> This evening I had a Golden-crowned Kinglet at Brazos Rd. in East Haven
>> that was foraging near the ground right at my feet, totally unconcerned
>> with my presence. I put my hand next to the ragweed, and after a minute or
>> two it actually hopped right onto my finger and then off into the next
>> branch without skipping a beat! The bird was an adult, so juvenile naivete
>> can't be the explanation, and it was very active, making me think it
>> probably wasn't sick or starving either. Interesting to hear that this
>> seems to be happening all over!
>>
>> Alex
>> New Haven
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Date: 11/3/20 11:24 pm
From: Lisa Lukawicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 GHO’s Calling - Newington
I’ve been hearing 2 GHO’s calling back and forth for the past 15 minutes. 21 years in this house and never heard them before.

Lisa Lukawicz
Newington

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Date: 11/3/20 4:23 pm
From: Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 14 acre pond
Jalna Jaeger and Dave Callan, behind the senior center, Eurasian wigeon, 2
N shovelers, and Pintail male continue with ring necked ducks, many
gadwall, and american wigeons.

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Date: 11/3/20 4:14 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
This actually isn't all that unusual behavior in cold windy weather. Most
insectivores will move closer to the ground in cold windy conditions
because that's where the food has moved. Many of the Kinglets I've been
seeing lately have been active very close to the ground, often within 1 to
2 ft and in the leaf litter. This is particularly true of Ruby-crowned. In
the past I've seen Blackpoll and Pine Warblers feeding exclusively on the
ground in very cold conditions.

Dave Provencher

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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> This evening I had a Golden-crowned Kinglet at Brazos Rd. in East Haven
> that was foraging near the ground right at my feet, totally unconcerned
> with my presence. I put my hand next to the ragweed, and after a minute or
> two it actually hopped right onto my finger and then off into the next
> branch without skipping a beat! The bird was an adult, so juvenile naivete
> can't be the explanation, and it was very active, making me think it
> probably wasn't sick or starving either. Interesting to hear that this
> seems to be happening all over!
>
> Alex
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Date: 11/3/20 4:01 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ground feeding Kinglets
There may be two explanations for the observation, both having to do with the wind: if the winds were strong during the observation, the birds may have been going low to get out of the wind. They are tiny and weigh only 2/10th of an ounce! The second, more likely explanation is that the strong winds blew their food down to the ground. Great to see them so close!

Chris Loscalzo,
Woodbridge

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Date: 11/3/20 3:53 pm
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
This evening I had a Golden-crowned Kinglet at Brazos Rd. in East Haven
that was foraging near the ground right at my feet, totally unconcerned
with my presence. I put my hand next to the ragweed, and after a minute or
two it actually hopped right onto my finger and then off into the next
branch without skipping a beat! The bird was an adult, so juvenile naivete
can't be the explanation, and it was very active, making me think it
probably wasn't sick or starving either. Interesting to hear that this
seems to be happening all over!

Alex
New Haven
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Date: 11/3/20 2:50 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] McKinney blind
Correction - on enlargement, Gadwalls and Green-Winged Teal turned out to
be 2nd plumage American Wigeons - the phase after eclipse. I was looking
into the November sun.
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Date: 11/3/20 2:37 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior
I watched one today eating aphids off the stems of Sedum Autumn Joy.Angela DimmittNew Milford


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Jack, I was got a great photo of a Golden Crowned Kinglet feeding on the ground at the Jamaica Bay Refuge in New York. So birds that usually feed in trees will sometimes come to the ground.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 11/3/20 2:23 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lordship (Riley's) and McKinney blind 11/3/20
Lordship - eiders and FOS Common Loon.
Blind - 6 Gadwalls, Mallard, Green-Winged Teal, 5 Wood Ducks, pair
Mockingbirds, Yellow-Rumped Warbler.
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Date: 11/3/20 1:17 pm
From: Gene Leganza via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual Kinglet behavior
Jack -- Several years ago I was mowing my lawn/mulching leaves in the fall
and as I rounded a blind corner I practically ran over a Golden-crowned
Kinglet foraging on the ground. Like you, I couldn't believe how close I
got. I shut the machine off and just watched it hop around for a while
before it flew off.

Gene
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On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:34 PM Jack Swatt via CTBirds <
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> After going to vote today, I went to Scoville Reservoir in Wolcott for a
> hike. Just out of the parking lot I encountered a small flock of about 6
> Golden-crowned Kinglets foraging on the gravel pathway. Some of them would
> wait until I was about to trip on them before they flew further up the
> pathway. Usually I only hear them or have to strain my neck searching for
> them way up in the pines there. I have occasionally seen them foraging in
> lower branches, but never feeding on the ground. I'm not sure if they were
> gravelling, or just feeding on some small insect too microscopic for my
> presbiotic eyes to see. I did encounter it again later on my hike with
> smaller numbers of kinglets and a group of 5 chickadees as well (but I
> wouldn't think it would be unusual for chickadees).
>
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>
>
> Jack Swatt
>
>
> Lempster, NH
>
> Wolcott, CT
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Date: 11/3/20 12:14 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Unusual kinglet bahavior


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Jack, I was got a great photo of a Golden Crowned Kinglet feeding on the ground at the Jamaica Bay Refuge in New York. So birds that usually feed in trees will sometimes come to the ground.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 11/3/20 11:34 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Unusual Kinglet behavior
After going to vote today, I went to Scoville Reservoir in Wolcott for a
hike. Just out of the parking lot I encountered a small flock of about 6
Golden-crowned Kinglets foraging on the gravel pathway. Some of them would
wait until I was about to trip on them before they flew further up the
pathway. Usually I only hear them or have to strain my neck searching for
them way up in the pines there. I have occasionally seen them foraging in
lower branches, but never feeding on the ground. I'm not sure if they were
gravelling, or just feeding on some small insect too microscopic for my
presbiotic eyes to see. I did encounter it again later on my hike with
smaller numbers of kinglets and a group of 5 chickadees as well (but I
wouldn't think it would be unusual for chickadees).

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75778468


Jack Swatt


Lempster, NH

Wolcott, CT
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Date: 11/3/20 7:28 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford Eiders, Gannets
11/3. Flock of 13 COMMON RIDERS continues just off Lordship Seawall at 10 am. Also numbers of Surf Scoters and Com Loons. Seas much calmer today.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Nov 2, 2020, at 3:36 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
>
> 11/2. Stratford, Lordship Seawall, 3:15 - flock of 13 COMMON EIDERS and 11 Surf Scoters on water close in out from Riley’s restaurant. Also 4 NORTHERN GANNETS flying farther offshore. Wicked WNW wind at 30 mph, gusting to 40-50.
>
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Date: 11/3/20 7:17 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BROWN CREEPER at Willard's Island
Picnic area zipping from tree to tree.
Joe Budrow

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Date: 11/3/20 5:40 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cuckoo yes
Was sent a photo of the Cuckoo from this morning. Showing quite well.

Patrick

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Date: 11/2/20 3:55 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds and seasons changing
In the Northeast we can enjoy the seasonal changes so clearly. Today is a
great example of these changing seasons, with decreasing sunlight and this
big windy cold front pushing down through the eastern USA (click below to
see the Nov.2 weather map, and the huge blue cold front line).

https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/national_forecast/natfcst.php

These strong cold winds have an impact on many things, including
birds, insects, mammals (squirrels!), plants, water currents and
temperature, mixing of stratified layers of sea water, increasing oxygen in
the water, plankton and fish. We certainly notice our regular and
accidental bird species migrating and changing over the last several
weeks. A very exciting time of year!

Mother Nature is putting on a magnificent show, and the seasonal changes in
our bird life gives us a direct experience with it!

Take care, as the covid19 virus is increasing again,
Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT
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Date: 11/2/20 3:42 pm
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stamford feeder report
I haven’t posted much in the past year, but wanted to report a Short-eared Owl in Somers yesterday along the mass border up on the old Bolton Apple Orchard property, half of which has sadly been turned into Solar Panels. Bird was actually seen just on the Massachusetts side of the border. Flushed from thick grassy area, flew west and dove back down 500 feet away. Awesome bird.

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> On Nov 2, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 1. Red-B. Nuthatch apparently moved on. Not seen today.
> 2. First Junco of season took his place.
> 3. Possibly a Cackling Goose at Cove Pond. I saw a small flock of Canadians
> flying over the large lawn towards the pond and a much smaller goose
> trailing behind and trying to catch up. I searched the swimming flocks but
> no joy.
>
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Date: 11/2/20 1:44 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford feeder report
1. Red-B. Nuthatch apparently moved on. Not seen today.
2. First Junco of season took his place.
3. Possibly a Cackling Goose at Cove Pond. I saw a small flock of Canadians
flying over the large lawn towards the pond and a much smaller goose
trailing behind and trying to catch up. I searched the swimming flocks but
no joy.

Paul
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Date: 11/2/20 12:36 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Eiders, Gannets
11/2. Stratford, Lordship Seawall, 3:15 - flock of 13 COMMON EIDERS and 11 Surf Scoters on water close in out from Riley’s restaurant. Also 4 NORTHERN GANNETS flying farther offshore. Wicked WNW wind at 30 mph, gusting to 40-50.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 11/2/20 11:49 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] American wigeon union pond
Sorry, should have said Manchester CT

David Funke, Manchester CT

On Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 2:48 PM David Funke <dfunke2121...> wrote:

> American wigeon with group of about 17 or so Canada geese. Seen at dam.
>
> David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 11/2/20 11:49 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American wigeon union pond
American wigeon with group of about 17 or so Canada geese. Seen at dam.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 11/2/20 9:16 am
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-headed Vireo
11/2.  Lighthouse Point Park New Haven-  2 Blue-headed Virgeo in trees on left side of road in lg oak as you exitNancy Morand
            
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Date: 11/2/20 8:48 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avon - Golden Eagle
Went out on the deck to look for what might fly over in this wind storm
since the power is out. Lucky me!

Juvenile bird initially relatively low, and seen well in good light. Solid
dark eagle with golden nape, clear white tail band and defined white wing
patches. Ran in to grab camera and got out in time to snap a few pics,
although it had gained massive altitude by then. Will post pics to eBird,
if and when the power comes back on.

Also, a White-winged Scoter on Nepaug Reservoir this morning.

David Lawton
Avon, CT
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Date: 11/2/20 8:08 am
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI-Common Cuckoo
Currently being seen on Brown Ave, Snake Den State Park, off US 6, by about 40+ birders. Bird in close to the road. Great looks and photo ops. See previous entries for more specific info.

Carol & Gary Lemmon

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Date: 11/2/20 8:02 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] a few spots in Orange
11/2 Orange
I did a brief drive around through local spots here in Orange. Very windy
this morning.
First was Old Tavern Rd recreation fields-
Conservative estimate of 400 Canada Geese on the fields (2 with yellow neck
bands), estimated flock of about 250 American crows flew over, 4 Gadwall,
3 Hooded Mergansers, 11 mallards, 1 Great blue heron, 2 Blue jays, 2
Mourning doves.
Next stop was Crosby Pond - with 2 Northern Pintails, 2 Gadwall, 9 mallards
and a flock of about 25 starlings flew over.
Last stop was Indian Lake with 1 lonely Bufflehead on the lake, 8 Canada
geese with one with the black & white mottled neck, 1 downy, 1 Phoebe.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 11/2/20 7:32 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] RI CUCKOO YES
The Cuckoo is still there giving great looks. 10:30 


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On Monday, November 2, 2020, 7:01 AM, Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

From the RI text alert at 6:55 AM

The Common Cuckoo is currently being seen across from 67 Brown Avenue near Snake Den Farm in Johnston RI. 

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Chaplin, CT

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Date: 11/2/20 4:01 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI CUCKOO YES
From the RI text alert at 6:55 AM

The Common Cuckoo is currently being seen across from 67 Brown Avenue near Snake Den Farm in Johnston RI.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 11/1/20 1:58 pm
From: Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Siskin and purple finch
Jalna Jaeger at home ,Norwalk , siskin and purple finch at the feeder
together .

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Date: 11/1/20 1:56 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Respect the owls!
I want to apologize when I have seen owls in the past I put the park name forgetting to hide the owl species on my ebird list. I didn’t disclose the exact location, thinking it was okay that I posted the park location. It was totally my misunderstanding on that one. However, I have never divulged an exact location of a roosting owl or used audio to alert them. I’m always quiet when I’m near them and try and make as little noise and movement when I can.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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> On Nov 1, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> wrote:
>
> 
> Thank you for this reminder Monica. I unfortunately have been told of atleast several other instances of this occurring in years past and am extremely upset to hear that this happened. As a polite reminder to all, if you put any owls on Ebird even using the general name of the park they are located in it has been enough to draw people there who will not be respectful of the birds. So for any sensitive species of winter roosting owls please make a private ebird checklist, post at a later date or use an extremely vague location such as the county it's in.
>
> Thank you,
> -Ryan MacLean
> Bird Education Specialist
> Greenwich Audubon Center
>
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 1:52 PM Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>> I was just reading Eli H’s report while at work today and I’m appalled by the behavior he witnessed. It’s important to be quiet when in an area where owls are known to be. Too loud will bring a predator to the area and the owl won’t stand a chance. People need to also understand we should not be overcrowding the owl. They need their space and they need to rest during the day. A friend of mine texted me a photo of the remains of an owl found today. The cause of death was likely an attack by a larger raptor which was probably initiated by HUMANS being loud and attracting the bigger bird’s attention. So PLEASE don’t yell or talk loud, or tell everybody you know to come see an owl. It will not end up well for the birds.
>>
>> Also, please don’t use audio playback on the owls and restrain from using flash as we don’t want to stress the owls more.
>>
>> Respectfully,
>>
>> Monica Nichols
>> Madison
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/1/20 1:26 pm
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Siskins
FOY 4 juv pine siskins at feeders today along with the one lone purple finch. There are lots of otherbirds as well. Blue jays, cardinals, juncos, house sparrows. modos, chicadees, titmice, WB nuthatches andat least a dozen house finches and a quick visit from a ruby crowned kinglet ! Keep an eye out for totals of themore common birds that may be a reflection on how the breeding season went. Today record 6 blue jays.
Ralph Amodei - East Haven Sunday 11/1/2020
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Date: 11/1/20 12:32 pm
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] (Extralimital) Common Cuckoo in RI
Great looks! https://ebird.org/checklist/S75698327

David Lawton
Avon, CT

Le dim. 1 nov. 2020 à 12:55, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> a écrit :

> The Common Cuckoo is still showing well at Snake Den Farm on Brown Avenue.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
>
> > On Nov 1, 2020, at 9:42 AM, Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > At Snake Den state park. Seen this morning by Al Schenck.
> >
> > Definitely an old world cuckoo.
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 11/1/20 12:24 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Early Winter is Here
To all Connecticut birders,

The third year of the early winter period (November/December) for the ongoing Connecticut Bird Atlas got underway today. Please be sure to share your eBird posts or written submissions of bird sightings with the Connecticut Bird Atlas (http://www.ctbirdatlas.org <http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/>).

Bell’s Vireo was seen today at Silver Sands State Park, representing a significant addition to the winter atlas. Silver Sands SP is in Atlas Block 110C Milford, with Steve Spector as the leader/block adopter.

If seen today, reports of the Pacific Golden-Plover at Sikorsky Airport also should be shared with the Atlas. Four different Atlas blocks cover Sikorsky Airport, but the one in which most or all sightings of Pacific Golden-Plover have been made is Block 109F Bridgeport, with Frank Mantlik (most appropriately) the leader/block adopter.

Other lingering migrants, such as Tennessee Warbler, should be shared with the Atlas, particularly during the early days of November. Check the Atlas website for correct block assignments.

Thanks to our 700+ field volunteers for continued support of the Atlas project.

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Date: 11/1/20 12:12 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Respect the owls!
Thank you for this reminder Monica. I unfortunately have been told of
atleast several other instances of this occurring in years past and am
extremely upset to hear that this happened. As a polite reminder to all, if
you put any owls on Ebird even using the general name of the park they are
located in it has been enough to draw people there who will not be
respectful of the birds. So for any sensitive species of winter roosting
owls please make a private ebird checklist, post at a later date or use an
extremely vague location such as the county it's in.

Thank you,
-Ryan MacLean
Bird Education Specialist
Greenwich Audubon Center

On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 1:52 PM Nichols Photography via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I was just reading Eli H’s report while at work today and I’m appalled by
> the behavior he witnessed. It’s important to be quiet when in an area where
> owls are known to be. Too loud will bring a predator to the area and the
> owl won’t stand a chance. People need to also understand we should not be
> overcrowding the owl. They need their space and they need to rest during
> the day. A friend of mine texted me a photo of the remains of an owl found
> today. The cause of death was likely an attack by a larger raptor which was
> probably initiated by HUMANS being loud and attracting the bigger bird’s
> attention. So PLEASE don’t yell or talk loud, or tell everybody you know to
> come see an owl. It will not end up well for the birds.
>
> Also, please don’t use audio playback on the owls and restrain from using
> flash as we don’t want to stress the owls more.
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/1/20 11:18 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT!!
The deadline for 2021 Mini-Grant applications is midnight on January 15th.
These grants in amounts of up to $1,000.00 are available for funding of
projects which *benefit Connecticut's birds.* Successful projects have
been such things as osprey nest platforms and habitat improvements using
native, bird friendly plants. Grants are typically awarded at our COA
annual meeting in March. If we are again unable to gather in person, we
will send the checks after the committee makes its decisions in
mid-February. Full details and applications can be found at
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/ or Google "ctbirds
minigrants" and click on the heading for COA when the listings come up.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 11/1/20 10:52 am
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Respect the owls!
I was just reading Eli H’s report while at work today and I’m appalled by the behavior he witnessed. It’s important to be quiet when in an area where owls are known to be. Too loud will bring a predator to the area and the owl won’t stand a chance. People need to also understand we should not be overcrowding the owl. They need their space and they need to rest during the day. A friend of mine texted me a photo of the remains of an owl found today. The cause of death was likely an attack by a larger raptor which was probably initiated by HUMANS being loud and attracting the bigger bird’s attention. So PLEASE don’t yell or talk loud, or tell everybody you know to come see an owl. It will not end up well for the birds.

Also, please don’t use audio playback on the owls and restrain from using flash as we don’t want to stress the owls more.

Respectfully,

Monica Nichols
Madison
Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/1/20 10:38 am
From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phoebe in East Windsor
Eastern phoebe perched on a light post at a house in Broad Brook (East Windsor) near the South Windsor line twice today, roughly 9:45 and 12:45. Flicked it's tail more like a junco first visit, but properly wagged it second time.

Michael Santner
Westfield, MA

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Date: 11/1/20 9:55 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] (Extralimital) Common Cuckoo in RI
The Common Cuckoo is still showing well at Snake Den Farm on Brown Avenue.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Nov 1, 2020, at 9:42 AM, Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> At Snake Den state park. Seen this morning by Al Schenck.
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> Definitely an old world cuckoo.
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Date: 11/1/20 9:03 am
From: CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook raptors, ducks
Viewed from Founders Memorial Park off Coulter St (former landfill) in Old Saybrook:

1 Rough-legged Hawk, light morph
2 Bald Eagles
2 Northern Harriers
1 late Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Common Mergansers, f.
13 Gadwall

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford


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Date: 11/1/20 8:01 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-throated Blue Warbler
Late female BTBW feeding on the ground alongside Collinsville Farmington
River Bike path (on Burlington side).
David Lawton
Avon
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Date: 11/1/20 7:21 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extraliminal COMMON CUCKOO IN RI
snake den state park - drive to the farm off brown Ave - bird showing well

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 11/1/20 7:02 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Bell’s Vireo
The Bell’s Vireo was located again just a few mins ago behind the white
trailer at Silver Sands SP--
Brian Ahern-Wilson
Bridgeport, CT
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Date: 11/1/20 6:50 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Finch
Still early in the day for today, Sunday, 11/1, but FOY female Purple Finch at 9:30as a feeder bird. Plus FOY SC Junco! New record 6 Blue Jays this am as well.
Ralph Amodei - East Haven
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Date: 11/1/20 6:42 am
From: Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (Extralimital) Common Cuckoo in RI
At Snake Den state park. Seen this morning by Al Schenck.

Definitely an old world cuckoo.



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Date: 11/1/20 6:40 am
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avon Crossbils
A flock of about 15 Red Crossbils just flew over north to south, calling.
Medium-sized all-dark finches with deeply forked tails. Didn't get a
recording but similar to types I and II.

David Lawton
Avon
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Date: 11/1/20 5:41 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Redpoll Andover CT
Had two Common Redpollsforaging between our apple trees in Andover, CT this morning. A large group of Juncos came through with some Goldfinch. A pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker have been making good use of the apple trees too.



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Date: 11/1/20 4:58 am
From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening grosbeaks + siskins - Clinton 10/31
The flock of about 30 pine siskins (that has been here for several weeks
and has replaced or displaced the flock of goldfinches) was joined by 3
evening grosbeaks yesterday. Also a few purple finches are regular visitors.

Rib Ballinger - Clinton
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Date: 11/1/20 4:53 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eBird and sensitive species
Please, please read:
https://ebird.org/news/sensitive_species

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 11/1/20 4:50 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Don't post owl roosts
Especially eBird, They go out immediately as alerts Greg H

On Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 7:45 AM FRANK GALLO <peeplo...> wrote:

> Even ebird
>
> Frank Gallo
> ------------------------------
> On Sunday, November 1, 2020 Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctgregh...>
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> while roosts occupied. Greg Hanisek Waterbury
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Date: 11/1/20 4:46 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Don't post owl roosts

Even ebird

Frank Gallo
On Sunday, November 1, 2020 Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctgregh...> wrote:
Locations, even vague ones, of owl roosts should not be posted on any media
while roosts occupied. Greg Hanisek Waterbury
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Date: 11/1/20 4:28 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Don't post owl roosts
Locations, even vague ones, of owl roosts should not be posted on any media
while roosts occupied. Greg Hanisek Waterbury
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Date: 10/31/20 8:29 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BELL’S VIREO YES


10/31/20 - Mardi & Townsend Dickinson:
Silver Sands State Park, Milford CT 4-4:50pm — BELL’S VIREO was seen and photographed
around white trailer on road and below the trailer in the overgrown trail.

Cheers,
Mardi & Townsend Dickinson
Norwalk
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Date: 10/31/20 7:28 pm
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch Saturday
The hoped-for raptor migration following blocking weather did not
materialize. However, getting such a good long look at our first-of-season
Golden Eagle made it an unforgettable day. We totalled 142 raptors,
including the golden, 11 Bald Eagles, 4 Black vultures, 40 Turkey Vultures,
and a noticeable shift from Accipiters to Buteos with 21 red-tailed Hawks
and 18 Red-shouldered Hawks.
Small bird migration was good with 16,240 Grackles, 925 Red-winged
Blackbirds (including a stand-out leucistic one), 500 American Robins, 300
Eastern Bluebirds, 370 American Crows, 170 Canada Geese, 14 Purple Finch, 2
American Pipits, 4 Eastern Meadowlarks, 30 Pine Siskins, and numerous other
small birds, many of which were very difficult to spot and ID in the
cloudless sky. An eBird checklist S75666796 has the details but is
undoubtedly an undercount.
Monday morning should be exciting with high NW winds and cloud cover
predicted!

--
The Rev. Dana L. Campbell (she, her, hers)
<dana.l.campbell...>

God takes care of the glowworm as well as the galaxies, and not an atom
moves without God's consent. So what in the universe shall we fear?
* --Ernesto
Cardenal*
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Date: 10/31/20 6:06 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pacfic Golden-Plover Pics 10-30 -2020
Sikorsky Airport , Stratford Ed Haesche Guilford
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mdWe6wpnsxsePRsw9
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Date: 10/31/20 5:51 pm
From: JJ Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Sat morning
From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Sat. Bird Walk:
Hammonasset SP on the Sound: 10 Northern Gannet, 3 Red-throated Loons, Brant, Red-breasted Merganser; On Willard’s Isle: Lincoln’s Sparrow, 3-4 Blue-headed Vireos, Red-eyed Vireo, 5-6 Hermit Thrushes, both kinglets, Magnolia Warbler (near outhouse), and an American Bittern showed very well despite its grassy camouflage surroundings - half way out the Willard’s causeway.

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Date: 10/31/20 5:45 pm
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pine Siskin Specimen
Also in response to the dead bird. I have a frozen worm eating warbler of the appropriate persons may need it for study.

Christina Cole

> On Oct 31, 2020, at 8:08 AM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> East Haddam Yard. I have one deceased pine siskin from under the birdfeeders this morning. If any organization would like it please let me know. The bird has been very weak for quite a number of days. When I would go out to fill the feeders it would be on the ground and only hop away. It was alive first thing this morning not moving very much but occasionally hanging around under the feeders eating whatever fell on the ground. It did fly somewhat but when it returned it apparently didn’t survive the landing. Today I have a record number of 100+ siskins well over the average of 20 to 60 that have been around since the irruption began. This bird has been around for several weeks. Again, if any orgaization would like the bird please email me.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
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Date: 10/31/20 5:11 pm
From: Mike Widmer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle - Fairfield
Not sure if same bird or even at all - but early afternoon I had what my inexperienced eyes thought was an immature golden eagle soaring high, circling, and headed southwest at a distance   Noted white patches underneath wings and lighter tail.
Golden Eagle - JuvenileFairfield - near Samp Mortar Lake

Mike WidmerJelly Hill FarmFairfield, CT.

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Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 16:38:49 +0000 (UTC)
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo...>
To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle LPP

Certainly the same juvenile Golden Eagle seen by Julian Hough at Ecology Park, Branford, just moments before, and just a couple kilometers to the East.
Steve MayoBethany
    On Saturday, October 31, 2020, 11:40:55 AM EDT, Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote: 

Golden Eagle at Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch now.


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Date: 10/31/20 3:27 pm
From: James Leone via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford Rough-legged Hawk
At 5:00 this evening while looking for a previously reported Bonaparte’s Gull at Cove Island Park in Stamford, I found an immature light morph Rough-legged Hawk. The bird was in view for about 5 minutes as it circled over the dam before it was driven East by a Northern Harrier. Full report on eBird with photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75660967

A life bird for me!

James Leone
Darien

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Date: 10/31/20 12:51 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Clay-colored
Clay-colored Sparrow now in the back of Oak Lawn Cemetety in Fairfield.
Drive to the back. In the CT Audubon restoration area. Along the fencing,
where the hose is.

Aidan Kiley

Fairfield
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Date: 10/31/20 12:21 pm
From: Youngdre via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4992, Issue 3
Grace,
Please remove to price tag if it’s still on the shirt.
Thanks.
Dot

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> 1. Bell?s Vireo and two Short Eared Owls - Silver Sands
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> 2. Re: Golden Eagle LPP (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
> 3. Make it FOUR Short Eared Owls at Silver Sands (Mark Aronson)
> 4. Red-Breasted Nuthatch - Stamford feeder (Paul Plotnick)
> 5. Lighthouse update? (julian hough)
> 6. American Bitterns (Christina Cole)
> 7. Pipits (Christina Cole)
> 8. Misc. Simsbury Birds (beachgolfdesign)
> 9. Horned Larks Hammo (Christina Cole)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:27:00 -0400
> From: Mark Aronson <markaronson...>
> To: birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Bell?s Vireo and two Short Eared Owls - Silver
> Sands
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> The Bell?s Vireo continues on both sides of the road in great light and lingering looks, near the trailer. Two Short Eared Owls popped up out of the uncut meadow south of the sparrow lanes at 12:15
>
>
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 16:38:49 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo...>
> To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle LPP
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> Certainly the same juvenile Golden Eagle seen by Julian Hough at Ecology Park, Branford, just moments before, and just a couple kilometers to the East.
> Steve MayoBethany
> On Saturday, October 31, 2020, 11:40:55 AM EDT, Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Golden Eagle at Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch now.
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:43:29 -0400
> From: Mark Aronson <markaronson...>
> To: birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Make it FOUR Short Eared Owls at Silver Sands
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> Two more, surely different than the first two Short Eared Owls at Silver Sands,
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:45:50 -0400
> From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Red-Breasted Nuthatch - Stamford feeder
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> R-B Nuthatch showed up and feeding on safflower seeds. First one in many
> years since we took down a hemlock tree and lost our R-B Nuthatches and Red
> Squirrels. Now waiting for Siskins and Evening Grosbeaks, neither of which
> have been seen in many years. Ditto Redpolls. Does this irruption mean a
> cold winter?
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 16:46:04 +0000 (UTC)
> From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse update?
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> Dana st al,
> What is going on at Lighthouse...any good movement? Passerines? Decent flight?I had the Golden at Ecology just before you but bird is were starting to pick up.
> Circa 30 Evening Grosbeaks at Ecology this morning.
> Julian HoughNew Haven
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> Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail on Android
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:05:17 -0400
> From: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>
> To: Ct Birds List <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] American Bitterns
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> Not one but 2. Entrance to willards walk on right behind No Trespassing sign. Decent photographer presence cant miss it.
>
> Christina Cole
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:49:21 -0400
> From: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>
> To: Ct Birds List <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Pipits
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> Hammo Golf Field about 30 in addition to the 3 by swan pond. (But theres a birthday party there now)
> Careful driving through field they are everywhere.
>
> Christina Cole
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:49:12 -0400
> From: beachgolfdesign <beachgolfdesign...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Misc. Simsbury Birds
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> Saturday at noon: an American Redstart (photographed); 2 White-crowned Sparrows; and 1 remaining Chipping Sparrow along the trail adjacent to the south end of the Simsbury Airport runway.Friday afternoon: three Eastern Meadowlarks sitting in the snow at the Simsbury Airport.Doug BeachSimsburySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 14:58:22 -0400
> From: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>
> To: Ct Birds List <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Larks Hammo
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> Horned larks are back this year at Hammo parking lot for Nature Center! About 20
>
> Christina Cole
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Date: 10/31/20 11:59 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Larks Hammo
Horned larks are back this year at Hammo parking lot for Nature Center! About 20

Christina Cole
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Date: 10/31/20 10:54 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Misc. Simsbury Birds

Saturday at noon: an American Redstart (photographed); 2 White-crowned Sparrows; and 1 remaining Chipping Sparrow along the trail adjacent to the south end of the Simsbury Airport runway.Friday afternoon: three Eastern Meadowlarks sitting in the snow at the Simsbury Airport.Doug BeachSimsburySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 10/31/20 10:50 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pipits
Hammo Golf Field about 30 in addition to the 3 by swan pond. (But theres a birthday party there now)
Careful driving through field they are everywhere.

Christina Cole
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Date: 10/31/20 10:06 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Bitterns
Not one but 2. Entrance to willards walk on right behind No Trespassing sign. Decent photographer presence cant miss it.

Christina Cole
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Date: 10/31/20 9:46 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse update?
Dana st al,
What is going on at Lighthouse...any good movement? Passerines? Decent flight?I had the Golden at Ecology just before you but bird is were starting to pick up.
Circa 30 Evening Grosbeaks at Ecology this morning.
Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 10/31/20 9:46 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-Breasted Nuthatch - Stamford feeder
R-B Nuthatch showed up and feeding on safflower seeds. First one in many
years since we took down a hemlock tree and lost our R-B Nuthatches and Red
Squirrels. Now waiting for Siskins and Evening Grosbeaks, neither of which
have been seen in many years. Ditto Redpolls. Does this irruption mean a
cold winter?
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Date: 10/31/20 9:44 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Make it FOUR Short Eared Owls at Silver Sands
Two more, surely different than the first two Short Eared Owls at Silver Sands,
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Date: 10/31/20 9:39 am
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle LPP
Certainly the same juvenile Golden Eagle seen by Julian Hough at Ecology Park, Branford, just moments before, and just a couple kilometers to the East.
Steve MayoBethany
On Saturday, October 31, 2020, 11:40:55 AM EDT, Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Golden Eagle at Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch now.
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Date: 10/31/20 9:27 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bell’s Vireo and two Short Eared Owls - Silver Sands
The Bell’s Vireo continues on both sides of the road in great light and lingering looks, near the trailer. Two Short Eared Owls popped up out of the uncut meadow south of the sparrow lanes at 12:15
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Date: 10/31/20 8:40 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle LPP
Golden Eagle at Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch now.
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Date: 10/31/20 8:13 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bell’s Vireo, Silver Sands SP
Same location As previously just a little further west. Near a large White Birch

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Date: 10/31/20 7:31 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Bald Eagles
Flying over marsh towards East Beach - NOW.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 10/31/20 7:27 am
From: Karen Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset horned larks and snow buntings
Along with Dunlins, American Pipits. Parking lot across from swan pond
Karen Gallo
Waterford

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Date: 10/31/20 7:09 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Rough-legged
10 am - flying over East Beach parking lot and marsh.

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Date: 10/31/20 7:08 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sikorsky Airport Pacific Golden Plover
Was seen at 9:30 with Andy Griswold. Same location as yesterday 


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Date: 10/31/20 6:26 am
From: William \(Will\) Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Grosbeak flight
Greenwich — At least two separate groups of Evening Grosbeaks have passed
over my yard this morning, which lies close to the Greenwich Audubon/Quaker
Ridge hawkwatch. Preston Lust reports one in Westport also. It seems like
lower Fairfield County is finally getting a taste of what the upper reaches
of the state have been enjoying: observers in this region should keep their
ears open and their eyes up!

Checklist here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75629867

Will Schenck
Greenwich
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Date: 10/31/20 5:09 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gannet spectacle
Dozens flying East to west over the sound now. We’re at Cornfield point in Old Saybrook, but they’ll be visible anywhere. Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 10/31/20 5:08 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Siskin Specimen
East Haddam Yard. I have one deceased pine siskin from under the birdfeeders this morning. If any organization would like it please let me know. The bird has been very weak for quite a number of days. When I would go out to fill the feeders it would be on the ground and only hop away. It was alive first thing this morning not moving very much but occasionally hanging around under the feeders eating whatever fell on the ground. It did fly somewhat but when it returned it apparently didn’t survive the landing. Today I have a record number of 100+ siskins well over the average of 20 to 60 that have been around since the irruption began. This bird has been around for several weeks. Again, if any orgaization would like the bird please email me.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

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Date: 10/31/20 4:57 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Sandhill Cranes
Westport- Assumption Cemetery- 2 flyover Sandhill Cranes flying southwest

Tina Green
Westport
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