CTBirds
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8/21/18 9:06 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island highlights- Philadelphia Vireo and probable Rufous Hummer
8/21/18 3:03 am Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Wood-Pewees, Pachaug State Forest (Griswold)
8/20/18 6:21 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis at Hammonasset
8/20/18 5:33 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Nighthawks
8/20/18 1:40 pm Clark Moseley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RB Nuthatch in Storrs, CT
8/20/18 12:58 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk - no
8/20/18 10:55 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk ?!
8/20/18 9:19 am Claudia Longmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] eagle
8/20/18 8:33 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] It happened again!
8/20/18 7:47 am James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No Phalarope
8/20/18 7:25 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shorebird ID film
8/20/18 7:17 am Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Phalarope
8/20/18 7:09 am Jim Denham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck - No
8/20/18 6:57 am spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret This Evening?
8/20/18 6:28 am James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phalarope
8/20/18 6:20 am James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phalarope at Hammonasset
8/19/18 7:47 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret Continues on the Stonington Breakwater
8/19/18 7:20 pm Dotty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] YouTube shorebirds
8/19/18 4:45 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven Plovers
8/19/18 4:26 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Essex black-bellied whistling duck, no luck
8/18/18 8:28 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital Brown Booby in Pittsfield, MA
8/18/18 7:46 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
8/18/18 7:33 pm Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
8/18/18 7:14 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
8/18/18 6:49 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/18/18 6:48 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/18/18 6:08 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
8/18/18 4:50 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret YES
8/18/18 3:16 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Gull Island NO
8/18/18 2:42 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point Jaegers- 8/17
8/18/18 12:08 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point this a.m.
8/18/18 10:59 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Sandwich Tern Flew
8/18/18 10:30 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/18/18 9:56 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandwich Tern Flew
8/18/18 9:05 am Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows at Hammonasset
8/18/18 8:46 am Julie Hart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Juvenile Tricolored Heron at Hammo
8/18/18 8:07 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandwich Tern Sandy Point now
8/18/18 7:55 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/18/18 7:27 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Parasitic Jaeger Old Saybrook
8/18/18 6:30 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/18/18 5:31 am Gabrielle von Paternos via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/17/18 4:58 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret YES
8/17/18 4:22 pm Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Worm-eating Warbler at Dunlap Lake (Selleck's Woods), Darien
8/17/18 1:51 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Little Egret tonight
8/17/18 1:11 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach
8/17/18 12:13 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Little Egret tonight
8/17/18 12:07 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret tonight
8/17/18 10:58 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Brown Booby in Massachusetts
8/17/18 10:49 am Steph2015 IMAC via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] In Massachusetts
8/17/18 10:45 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Foster's Tern, Old Lyme
8/17/18 10:20 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Phalarope, etc at Hammonassett
8/17/18 7:37 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Westport morning flight
8/17/18 5:50 am Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Forming advisory group Rocky Neck State Park.
8/17/18 5:44 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport morning flight
8/16/18 5:21 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Backyard Birding
8/16/18 4:10 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wilson’s phalarope nature center grassy parking lot at Hammo
8/16/18 3:59 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s phalarope nature center grassy parking lot at Hammo
8/16/18 3:42 pm David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Anyone want to go for Bridled Tern Sunday Morning?
8/16/18 3:28 pm Tamesin Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/16/18 1:53 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Highlights
8/16/18 1:19 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
8/16/18 12:20 pm Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BBWD
8/16/18 10:29 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
8/16/18 8:38 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
8/16/18 8:05 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted nuthatch
8/16/18 6:03 am sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No luck in Essex
8/16/18 5:24 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
8/16/18 4:13 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early morning flight
8/15/18 6:35 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
8/15/18 5:55 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck - Yes
8/15/18 3:34 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck?
8/15/18 3:30 pm Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck now
8/15/18 3:20 pm Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black/bellied Whistling duck
8/15/18 2:37 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital pelagic trip
8/15/18 1:43 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
8/15/18 1:04 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Direction of flight
8/15/18 12:37 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Jaegers and Shearwaters, Hammo
8/15/18 9:04 am Anthony Zemba via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
8/15/18 8:49 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck yes at 10:00
8/15/18 8:47 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
8/15/18 8:38 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jaegers and Shearwaters, Hammo
8/15/18 8:23 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Migrant Highlights
8/15/18 8:07 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck
8/15/18 7:39 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling-duck YES
8/15/18 7:16 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck yes at 10:00
8/15/18 6:07 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long Beach, Stratford- Plover fencing
8/15/18 5:13 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett seabirds
8/15/18 4:51 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
8/15/18 4:23 am Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
8/15/18 3:13 am Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants
8/14/18 6:37 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Essex Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - yes
8/14/18 3:48 pm Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barkhamsted Nighthawks
8/14/18 3:21 pm brainardsj via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
8/14/18 3:00 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
8/14/18 12:35 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] jaegers - not easy
8/14/18 12:06 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford, Milford 8/14
8/14/18 11:03 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven Marbled Godwits are gone now
8/14/18 10:09 am spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Breakwater/Little Egret
8/14/18 9:45 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Godwit update
8/14/18 9:33 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Marbled Godwit
8/14/18 9:32 am Jim & Mary Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4185
8/14/18 9:23 am Jim Denham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
8/14/18 8:43 am Jim Denham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
8/14/18 8:24 am John Mitchell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blackbellied Whistling Duck yes
8/14/18 8:13 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo update
8/14/18 7:56 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo 5 Jaegers, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s (Paul D only)
8/14/18 7:49 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whistling Duck yes 1045am
8/14/18 6:52 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2-3 Parasitic Jaegers Hammo
8/14/18 6:17 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black bellied Whistling Duck
8/14/18 6:11 am Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck, Essex
8/14/18 5:54 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Laughing gull influx
8/14/18 5:33 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck
8/14/18 4:00 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] B B Whistling Duck
8/14/18 3:27 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck, Essex
8/14/18 3:21 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] I95 road closed
8/13/18 8:24 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK - photos
8/13/18 6:34 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammo Great Shear, Par Jaegers
8/13/18 6:31 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck pics
8/13/18 3:19 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Great Shear, Par Jaegers
8/13/18 2:51 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 12:49 pm Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 12:49 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 12:38 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point - Whimbrel
8/13/18 12:34 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BB Whistling-Duck - better location
8/13/18 12:30 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 12:21 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 12:20 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 11:32 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 11:07 am W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 11:05 am W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
8/13/18 10:36 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset SP
8/13/18 9:52 am Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret trip this evening
8/13/18 8:43 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret- RI
8/12/18 4:37 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret yes CT
8/12/18 4:31 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret Stonington east breakwater 8/12, 7:00-7:30 pm
8/12/18 2:45 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point sparrows, 8/12/18
8/12/18 1:52 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford Ruff
8/12/18 12:56 pm Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rocky Hill Meadows, 8/12
8/12/18 11:58 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern - Meigs Point
8/12/18 10:30 am MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sharing this sad news with our birding community - the passing of Don Hopkins
8/12/18 10:12 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hungry Hummingbirds
8/12/18 9:47 am James Lingle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis
8/12/18 9:33 am John Schwarz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Try for Little Egret
8/12/18 9:28 am Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Coopers Hawk, Fairfield
8/12/18 9:19 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Coopers Hawk, Fairfield
8/12/18 9:00 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hungry Hummingbirds
8/12/18 7:52 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo shearwater update
8/12/18 6:33 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great shearwater and Cory Hammonassett
8/12/18 6:31 am Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison, Hammonasset Wilson’s Phalarope
8/11/18 4:57 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret Yes
8/11/18 1:52 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] great shearwaters
8/11/18 1:49 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shearwater uptick
8/11/18 1:04 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Phalarope
8/11/18 11:58 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Phalarope at Hammonasset 2:50 pm
8/11/18 11:43 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] All white swallow-Westport
8/11/18 9:18 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dowitcher issues
8/11/18 8:49 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] August 9 Rarity Chase photos
8/11/18 7:56 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LBDowitcher continues
8/11/18 7:24 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shorebirds
8/11/18 3:13 am Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern, Great Gull Island, NY, 8/11
8/10/18 9:24 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] August 9 Rarity Chase photos
8/10/18 6:06 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club 8/11 Milford trip CANCELLED
8/10/18 1:16 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope Hammonasset Beach SP
8/10/18 11:37 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Little egret boat
8/10/18 10:41 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little egret boat
8/10/18 8:22 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope Hammonasset Beach SP
8/10/18 7:25 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Marbled Godwit
8/9/18 5:43 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stonington LITTLE EGRET - YES!
8/9/18 5:23 pm Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse tour - Cross Sound Ferry
8/9/18 5:22 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington LITTLE EGRET - YES!
8/9/18 1:54 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great egret
8/9/18 7:35 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk, ME, yes
8/9/18 7:16 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital: Neotropic Cormorant and Wood Stork in NH
8/9/18 6:49 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret and Bridled Tern Boat Ride Services
8/8/18 11:18 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Night Flight Calls (Warblers) Migrating
8/8/18 10:59 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret photos
8/8/18 4:26 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret Ct
8/8/18 4:09 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital : Bridled Tern nearby
8/8/18 3:23 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital Great Black Hawk in Maine
8/8/18 1:08 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weekapaug Little Egret and others
8/8/18 10:33 am Lynn Jones via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
8/8/18 6:19 am Whalen, Susan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FW: Rocky Neck Shorebird Puddles-- filled in
8/8/18 5:53 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
8/8/18 5:26 am Nick Hawvermale via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
8/8/18 5:20 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] dead osprey fledgling
8/8/18 5:06 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
8/7/18 2:43 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret in RI, yes
8/7/18 2:19 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shorebird southbound migration
8/7/18 1:19 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagles
8/7/18 12:58 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ferry Crossing Tuesday
8/7/18 12:48 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry tomorrow morning
8/7/18 12:32 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dead fledgling Osprey
8/7/18 11:51 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Tern, Shearwaters, Bridled Tern Plum Island to Gull Island
8/7/18 10:53 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London ferry - Sooty Shearwater in CT
8/7/18 9:43 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret yes RI
8/7/18 9:17 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ROYAL TERN Milford Pt
8/7/18 8:49 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI Little Egret local
8/7/18 6:40 am MATTHEW via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Terns at Hammo
8/7/18 6:22 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rocky Neck Shorebird Puddles-- filled in
8/7/18 4:46 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret solved? ... but not in CT
8/7/18 4:40 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI Little Egret continued
8/6/18 5:15 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] August 5th LIS mini pelagic trip
8/6/18 4:24 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ferry Trip, New London
8/6/18 8:57 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset Shorebird puddles
8/6/18 8:46 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Shearwaters, yes
8/6/18 7:53 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret no in CT
8/6/18 7:17 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] putting in a good word for Hammonasset officials
8/6/18 7:14 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quiet here in New Milford
8/6/18 5:45 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI LITTLE EGRET 8/6
8/6/18 5:36 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Terns Faulkner Is. - date?
8/6/18 4:41 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Good morning flight
8/5/18 8:05 pm Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island - no visible Little Egret late today
8/5/18 7:09 pm Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Siskin - Clinton yard
8/5/18 2:43 pm Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry - Great Shearwaters in NY, 8/5
8/5/18 1:50 pm James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Horned Grebe Penfield Reef
8/5/18 12:54 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] FISH, terns and shearwaters
8/5/18 9:21 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
8/5/18 8:34 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret search - no luck
8/5/18 8:16 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
8/5/18 3:33 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret - yes at Napatree, flew toward CT
8/5/18 3:17 am greg ninigret.net via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] FISH, terns and shearwaters
8/4/18 10:11 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FISH, terns and shearwaters
8/4/18 2:21 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] bridled tern in NY
8/4/18 2:06 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Egret. NO.
8/4/18 10:41 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island update #2
8/4/18 8:21 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Is update
8/4/18 7:00 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island
8/4/18 6:35 am Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Egret - Collinsville
8/4/18 5:31 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: [RI Birds] 8/4/18 Little Egret, Napatree
8/4/18 5:27 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (Barely) extralimital Little Egret report
8/4/18 4:47 am C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: de-birds Digest - 1 Aug 2018 to 3 Aug 2018 (#2018-121)
8/3/18 3:35 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] BLACK, ROYAL TERNS Strat Point
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8/2/18 8:14 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Short Beach STILT and WR Sands
8/2/18 3:04 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NY Times birds and climate article
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8/1/18 11:38 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] House Wrens and Other Nesters
8/1/18 9:11 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummers in New Britain
8/1/18 8:29 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian Tern Stratford
7/31/18 4:50 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!!
7/31/18 11:54 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sooty Shearwaters
7/31/18 11:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital Shearwaters and jaegers
7/31/18 10:15 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] North Shore Road in Bantam (Litchfield), , CT to be closed
7/31/18 7:07 am Christine Hammond via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!
7/31/18 4:40 am Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!
7/31/18 4:28 am lovestogarden via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!
7/30/18 2:51 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
7/30/18 11:00 am Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Hartford yard birds
7/30/18 9:52 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Sedge Wren
7/30/18 7:32 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] singing Winter Wren
7/29/18 8:30 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jaeger and Shearwaters south of Little Gull Island
7/29/18 6:09 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Are we next?
7/29/18 5:39 pm Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Ferry Highlights
7/29/18 5:23 pm Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Herons in Gales Ferry, Griswold; come birding with us in Pachaug Forest 8/19!
7/29/18 4:53 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gulls etc.
7/29/18 1:48 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rocky Hill and Hartford
7/29/18 11:11 am Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Missing West Hartford Birds?
7/29/18 11:06 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian tern
7/29/18 10:50 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sedge Wren
7/29/18 10:06 am Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LI Sound Shearwater
7/29/18 9:52 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Jaeger Shearwaters
7/29/18 8:24 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Jaeger Shearwaters
7/29/18 7:51 am James Muchmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point
7/29/18 7:45 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] missing birds in West Hartford
7/29/18 7:03 am Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] missing birds in West Hartford
7/28/18 7:11 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birds and seals
7/28/18 9:35 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whimbrel and Red-necked Grebe Norwalk Islands
7/28/18 5:26 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Caspian Tern
7/27/18 1:37 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield
7/27/18 11:32 am Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] singing Winter Wren
7/27/18 10:43 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ballot Question re protection of Connecticut public lands
7/27/18 9:19 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Shearwaters
7/27/18 5:29 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SE CT seabirds-no
7/27/18 4:27 am Joseph Cala via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Shorebirds?
7/26/18 5:11 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven Sandy Point Whimbrel
7/26/18 3:55 pm Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummers aplenty
7/26/18 1:56 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] hummingbird feeder
7/26/18 10:42 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt highlights
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7/26/18 9:12 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avery Point, Groton
7/26/18 5:58 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shearwaters
7/26/18 4:51 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point shearwaters this morning
7/25/18 7:14 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Warning - Long Beach bites
7/25/18 6:57 pm Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long Island Ferry - shearwaters 5-8pm
7/25/18 5:25 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] shearwater images
7/25/18 1:30 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LI ferry 2pm return trip - Orient Pt to New London
7/25/18 12:37 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Milford - Osprey
7/25/18 11:20 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/25/18 11:11 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummingbird feeder
7/25/18 10:55 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LI ferry birds 12 pm boat
7/25/18 7:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Seabirds - NL ferry
7/25/18 5:48 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seabirds - NL ferry
7/25/18 3:17 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sunglasses lost at Milford Point
7/24/18 7:19 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mama merganser and many chicks- NY Times
7/24/18 3:30 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Tern Stratford
7/24/18 3:11 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern
7/24/18 9:44 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian Tern
7/23/18 1:42 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FYI inland shorebirds
7/23/18 9:41 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT bird atlas - blog posts
7/23/18 9:18 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point shorebirds!
7/23/18 8:08 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Job Opening With the Connecticut Audubon Society.
7/22/18 2:56 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Not getting CT Birds emails
7/22/18 1:46 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nesting Cedar waxwing Easton
7/22/18 11:23 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mississippi Kites
7/22/18 10:04 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Roseates
7/22/18 8:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Pt Black Tern
 
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Date: 8/21/18 9:06 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island highlights- Philadelphia Vireo and probable Rufous Hummer
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- After a slow start this morning and not expecting much,I walked into the spruce grove and had a “tooting” Red-breasted Nuthatch and decided to check “the hot corner” over towards the stone barn where I had a Whip-poor-will a few years ago. The longer I stood there,the more birds appeared with a nice mixed flock feeding frantically including the following:Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, 2 Warbling Vireos, Red-eyed Vireo, PHILADELPHIA VIREO,2 Black-and White Warbler, 4 American Redstarts, Blue-winged Warbler,Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting,and a probable Rufous Hummingbird which I observed twice. Included with this group were the “expected” species of Downy,Hairy, & Red-bellied Woodpecker,Northern Flicker, American Robin, Gray Catbird, White-breasted Nuthatch,Chickadees, Titmice,& Chipping Sparrows.

Note:Years ago I thought I had a Rufous Hummingbird near the west end viewing platform in August and I had a conversation with an excellent and well known Massbirder about seeing that species. He told me that it was very possible as they are around but most people just assume that every Hummer we see at this time of year is a Ruby-throated and don’t check for other Hummingbird species. Since then I have tried to check every hummingbird closely that I see at all times of the year in the field. All that diligence finally paid off!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/21/18 3:03 am
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Wood-Pewees, Pachaug State Forest (Griswold)
This weekend I spent an afternoon and late morning searching for birds along Trail II Rd. (Griswold into Voluntown).  Saturday afternoon I found a mixed flock of bluebirds, Baltimore orioles and several pewees.  There are red-eyed vireos or yellow warblers calling from stationary posts and though I can determine it's REV call sometimes I cannot say the bird couldn't be YW, but it seems far from the calls of robins. Chipping sparrows are present but fewer in number this month.  More than two dozen birds comprised this flock.
Sunday I participated in a hike sponsored by the Friends of Pachaug Forest, covering horse trails from Trail II Rd to Heron Pond and we listened throughout to eastern wood-pewees for over a mile.  At one spot several were together in treetops and it appears to have been juveniles but it's very challenging to photograph more than branches and leaves now.   Not much to find at the marsh (one GBH) that morning but up to two dozen pewees were known by then.  Along Trail II Rd. in the afternoon I came across black and white warblers in two locations, maybe eight birds total.  Titmice and  a juvenile song sparrow were photographed in full molt.    
     
Brian Williams     
   
Griswold
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Date: 8/20/18 6:21 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis at Hammonasset
Hi all,

I'm just passing along that a White-faced Ibis was photographed at Hammonasset yesterday and posted to Facebook, in case it hadn't made it here.


Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: 8/20/18 5:33 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Nighthawks
3 Common Nighthawks Guilford docks 8:00 pm Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 8/20/18 1:40 pm
From: Clark Moseley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RB Nuthatch in Storrs, CT
One seen briefly this A.M. at one of my home bird feeders which is quite
unusual at this location. I suspect that this individual was on the move!
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Date: 8/20/18 12:58 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk - no
Photo review by a battery of my go-to birders says the bird seen today at
LHP was a well-marked juv Broad-winged Hawk with size misjudged in the
field. Thanks to Bruce Finnan for getting some pix so we could get to the
bottom of it.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 8/20/18 10:55 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk ?!
At about noon today 5 of us had a raptor we could not identify fly over
Lighthouse Point. It was totally backlit, never flapped and gave low angle
underside views. It flew straight across New Haven harbor and out of
sight. Bruce Finnan got some photos which didn't provide much detail on the
back of the camera, but in flight we did note bulging secondaries and did
not recognize its size/shape as any NA species.

I just left Bruce's house after he worked on his image on a big screen. At
this point I would not rule it out as being the Great Black Hawk but
obviously will need to get others looking at the images.

This is a heads up for places near the coast west of New Haven.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 8/20/18 9:19 am
From: Claudia Longmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] eagle
While watching a couple of mergs on the reservoir next to shuttle meadow
road (berlin / new Britain?) an eagle flew over the car and landed on the
other side . wish there was somewhere to pull over !



Claudia longmore

Wethersfield

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Date: 8/20/18 8:33 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] It happened again!


Paul Desjardins
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This morning while birding Northwest Park in Windsor I started pishing as I customarily do to try to bring birds in. Seconds later in came a Barred Owl! This is the fifth time I have brought in a Barred Owl this way! This is the only owl species that has responded when I pish. Wonder if anyone else has had the same experience. B T W only 3 warbler species noted there today.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 8/20/18 7:47 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No Phalarope


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Date: 8/20/18 7:25 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebird ID film
With the upcoming COA Shorebird Workshop coming up this Saturday on August 25th at Milford Point at 8am, this short Youtube film is timely and may be helpful.Studying one’s Field Guide and getting out in the field is also very helpful.

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSO9WWX7Svg
>
>
> Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/20/18 7:17 am
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Phalarope
Hi Jim, is it there? If so I'll run down. Thanks,
Keith

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> On Aug 20, 2018, at 9:28 AM, James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I might have spoke too soon. Not sure, still checking.
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Date: 8/20/18 7:09 am
From: Jim Denham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck - No
Checked Essex Main Street boat launch and corner of Ferry and Pratt streets
yesterday and today (10:00 AM). No sign of BBWD. Will continue checking
this week and report if any sighting.
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Date: 8/20/18 6:57 am
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret This Evening?
Roy Harvey and I are interested in trying for Little Egret at Stonington Breakwater this evening. We would be going out in the boat with Captain Ian Devlin if all pieces fall into place. We seek one or two more birders to share in the trip. If interested, call me soon on my cell phone: 203-747-6843.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 8/20/18 6:28 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phalarope
I might have spoke too soon. Not sure, still checking.

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Date: 8/20/18 6:20 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phalarope at Hammonasset
Wilson’s Phalarope is at west end puddles on south side

Jim Carr
Madison, CT

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Date: 8/19/18 7:47 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret Continues on the Stonington Breakwater
8/19/18: observed via kayak (!). We paddled out from the Barn Island boat
launch and got to the breakwater at 6:30 pm. The egrets started to arrive
shortly afterwards. We were fortunate to find the Little Egret among the
first few groups of egrets to arrive as it allowed us the time we needed to
paddle back to the boat launch before it got dark. This was a challenging
kayak trip that made finding the bird all the more satisfying. Thanks to
Nick and crew for finding its roosting site. So convenient that it is in
CT!. So glad the bird has stuck around for more than two weeks!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 8/19/18 7:20 pm
From: Dotty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] YouTube shorebirds
I came across this video and found it helpful.

Dotty Young
Branford


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBXL2mE9j0s


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Date: 8/19/18 4:45 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Plovers
West Haven- Sandy Point-No Sandwich Tern yet and not that many Common Terns but 4 American Golden Plovers out here now

Tina Green
with Bill & Denise Martha
Westport & New Hartford
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Date: 8/19/18 4:26 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Essex black-bellied whistling duck, no luck
I went to look for the BBWD yesterday at 5:00pm with no luck
Jim Sherwonitold Saybrook 


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Date: 8/18/18 8:28 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital Brown Booby in Pittsfield, MA
While we wait for the Pittsfield bird to come down to visit CT, the story of our state’s first record is amusing enough to be worth recalling.

https://www.shorebirder.com/2013/05/brown-booby-norwalk-ct.html?m=1

8-)

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

On Aug 18, 2018, at 10:48 PM, Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Just wanted let everyone know that the previously reported juvenile Brown Booby at Onota Lake at Burbank Park in Pittsfield, MA, was still there giving good views from the point nw. of the lot for the beach. No close views so you need a scope but it did fly around and catch fish for most of the time I was there.
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
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Date: 8/18/18 7:46 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
Thanks Keith,
I saw those birds flying as I was leaving the West Pavillion bathroom, on my way to the field and wondered if the LB Dowitcher was one of them.
Paul SmithNew Haven On Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:33:26 PM EDT, Keith Mueller <kmueller...> wrote:

I had the long-billed Dowitcher around noon on Friday in the field near the pavilions in the usual location at the western end of the park. It was in the middle of the field and I didn't bother with any photos since I had taken many on Thursday.

The bird was flushed by a large group of people who walked across the field heading towards the bike path and the beach. I watched the bird fly southwest over the brush/dunes and out over the Sound. I lost sight of the bird as it dropped down in the distance.

I didn't see the bird again in the park when I stopped back in the afternoon until sunset.

Not sure if the bird left or will come back, but I watched fly south. Hope it comes back.

Keith mueller

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> On Aug 18, 2018, at 10:14 PM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Thank you for this prompt Greg.  Despite my mid-day post to this list-serve yesterday, I cannot confirm that the Long-Billed Dowitcher was present at that time. 
> I was in a hurry to let everyone know about the Wilson's Phalarope, as several people had just left the west end to look for the phalarope at the nature center.  They told me that they had seen the L-B Dowitcher, and I thought I saw it when I pulled up.  So I mentioned the dowitcher in the post about the phalarope.  But I could not (re)locate it after making the post.  I don't know if it was actually there mid-day.
> Paul SmithNew Haven
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Hello CT Birders
>
> I'm trying to keep track of the Long-billed Dowitcher (which as Julian
> Hough has pointed out is pretty hard to get species in CT, not to mention
> hard to ID). Many photos were taken during most of its stay, but over the
> past couple days there have been several entries in eBird but no photos.
> The Dowitcher situation has changed there with more Short-billeds of
> varying looks (juveniles, worn adults, maybe subspecies hendersoni) so it
> would be good to have the Long-billed's continuing presence photo
> documented.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 8/18/18 7:33 pm
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
I had the long-billed Dowitcher around noon on Friday in the field near the pavilions in the usual location at the western end of the park. It was in the middle of the field and I didn't bother with any photos since I had taken many on Thursday.

The bird was flushed by a large group of people who walked across the field heading towards the bike path and the beach. I watched the bird fly southwest over the brush/dunes and out over the Sound. I lost sight of the bird as it dropped down in the distance.

I didn't see the bird again in the park when I stopped back in the afternoon until sunset.

Not sure if the bird left or will come back, but I watched fly south. Hope it comes back.

Keith mueller

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> On Aug 18, 2018, at 10:14 PM, Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Thank you for this prompt Greg. Despite my mid-day post to this list-serve yesterday, I cannot confirm that the Long-Billed Dowitcher was present at that time.
> I was in a hurry to let everyone know about the Wilson's Phalarope, as several people had just left the west end to look for the phalarope at the nature center. They told me that they had seen the L-B Dowitcher, and I thought I saw it when I pulled up. So I mentioned the dowitcher in the post about the phalarope. But I could not (re)locate it after making the post. I don't know if it was actually there mid-day.
> Paul SmithNew Haven
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Hello CT Birders
>
> I'm trying to keep track of the Long-billed Dowitcher (which as Julian
> Hough has pointed out is pretty hard to get species in CT, not to mention
> hard to ID). Many photos were taken during most of its stay, but over the
> past couple days there have been several entries in eBird but no photos.
> The Dowitcher situation has changed there with more Short-billeds of
> varying looks (juveniles, worn adults, maybe subspecies hendersoni) so it
> would be good to have the Long-billed's continuing presence photo
> documented.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
>
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Date: 8/18/18 7:14 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
Thank you for this prompt Greg.  Despite my mid-day post to this list-serve yesterday, I cannot confirm that the Long-Billed Dowitcher was present at that time.  
I was in a hurry to let everyone know about the Wilson's Phalarope, as several people had just left the west end to look for the phalarope at the nature center.  They told me that they had seen the L-B Dowitcher, and I thought I saw it when I pulled up.  So I mentioned the dowitcher in the post about the phalarope.  But I could not (re)locate it after making the post.  I don't know if it was actually there mid-day.
Paul SmithNew Haven

---------------------------------------------
Hello CT Birders

I'm trying to keep track of the Long-billed Dowitcher (which as Julian
Hough has pointed out is pretty hard to get species in CT, not to mention
hard to ID). Many photos were taken during most of its stay, but over the
past couple days there have been several entries in eBird but no photos.
The Dowitcher situation has changed there with more Short-billeds of
varying looks (juveniles, worn adults, maybe subspecies hendersoni) so it
would be good to have the Long-billed's continuing presence photo
documented.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 8/18/18 6:49 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
Thanks for the info! I love that the birding community takes good care of each other!

:) jo

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> On Aug 18, 2018, at 9:02 PM, SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> wrote:
>
> Apologies for the late posting -- out all day and not able to get service.
>
> Jay Kaplan, Gabrielle from RBNC, and I went to Essex and combed the area for the BBWD this morning between 8:00 and 9:30 with no luck. We tried both marinas as well as the cove behind the southern marina, the boat launch, the cemetary, and the various puddles in the area -- no duck.
>
> Sarah Faulkner
> Collinsville
>
>> On August 18, 2018 at 9:29 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Gabrielle,
>> A quick search on eBird seems to show no reports of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Essex since Wednesday, Aug 15th. Has anyone been looking for it? This is why even negative reports to CTBirds is helpful to others. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the duck is still in the area. Note that people have seen the duck in the vegetated swale next door to the yard with the tidal-pool; among the mallards at the boat ramp at the foot of Main St.; it was also perched on a nearby boat trailer. So, look everywhere if you go. And I wouldn't be too surprised if there are others elsewhere in the state.
>> A couple of things CT birders should be on the lookout for, as the fall season results in southbound migration:
>> - A BROWN BOOBY was discovered yesterday on Lake Onota in Pittsfield, MA.- There has been a juvenile WOOD STORK in Rochester, NH.- Of course the mega rare GREAT BLACK HAWK in Biddeford, ME was last seen flying out over the Atlantic Ocean on August 9.
>> "Keep your eyes to the skies".
>> Frank Mantlik Stratford
>>
>> On Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:31 AM, Gabrielle von Paternos via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Does anyone know if BBWD has been seen since Wednesday? Thanks!
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 4:19 PM Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> I am also going to look for the BBWD this evening. Any input would be
>>> appreciated! Thanks!
>>>
>>> Jo Fasciolo
>>> Norwalk
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 8/18/18 6:48 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
Apologies for the late posting -- out all day and not able to get service.

Jay Kaplan, Gabrielle from RBNC, and I went to Essex and combed the area for the BBWD this morning between 8:00 and 9:30 with no luck. We tried both marinas as well as the cove behind the southern marina, the boat launch, the cemetary, and the various puddles in the area -- no duck.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

> On August 18, 2018 at 9:29 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Gabrielle,
> A quick search on eBird seems to show no reports of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Essex since Wednesday, Aug 15th. Has anyone been looking for it? This is why even negative reports to CTBirds is helpful to others. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the duck is still in the area. Note that people have seen the duck in the vegetated swale next door to the yard with the tidal-pool; among the mallards at the boat ramp at the foot of Main St.; it was also perched on a nearby boat trailer. So, look everywhere if you go. And I wouldn't be too surprised if there are others elsewhere in the state.
> A couple of things CT birders should be on the lookout for, as the fall season results in southbound migration:
> - A BROWN BOOBY was discovered yesterday on Lake Onota in Pittsfield, MA.- There has been a juvenile WOOD STORK in Rochester, NH.- Of course the mega rare GREAT BLACK HAWK in Biddeford, ME was last seen flying out over the Atlantic Ocean on August 9.
> "Keep your eyes to the skies".
> Frank Mantlik Stratford
>
> On Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:31 AM, Gabrielle von Paternos via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Does anyone know if BBWD has been seen since Wednesday? Thanks!
>
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 4:19 PM Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > I am also going to look for the BBWD this evening. Any input would be
> > appreciated! Thanks!
> >
> > Jo Fasciolo
> > Norwalk
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 8/18/18 6:08 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] L-b Dow status at Hammo
Hello CT Birders

I'm trying to keep track of the Long-billed Dowitcher (which as Julian
Hough has pointed out is pretty hard to get species in CT, not to mention
hard to ID). Many photos were taken during most of its stay, but over the
past couple days there have been several entries in eBird but no photos.
The Dowitcher situation has changed there with more Short-billeds of
varying looks (juveniles, worn adults, maybe subspecies hendersoni) so it
would be good to have the Long-billed's continuing presence photo
documented.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 8/18/18 4:50 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret YES
Still here at 7:45pm. I came here alone. I arrived late, 7:30pm.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT

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Date: 8/18/18 3:16 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Gull Island NO
This afternoon 3:30pm-6pm

Significantly less tern activity on Gull Island. The Bridled Tern was a no-show on its usual spot. I circumnavigated the island to look in all other possible spots that can be seen by boat. No luck. It might have migrated away.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/18/18 2:42 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Jaegers- 8/17
Excuse the late report.. Yesterday evening around 5pm, Scott Kruitbosch and
I were observing a few large feeding flocks of Terns and Gulls offshore. I
was asking him about the (2016?) influx of Jaegers and at what distance
they were observed from the property. Before he could answer I screamed out
‘Jaeger!’ He then answered with ‘about that far..’ We watched the Parasitic
Jaeger harass the flock for a few minutes as it continued to work the
group. It then singled out a young Laughing Gull and began chasing the bird
directly at us. Before we knew it, the bird banked up right in front of us
within 150ft or so.. As it headed back out, I saw 2 different birds coming
in off the sound! We then had a total of 3 Parasitic Jaegers in view. I
stayed a bit later watching the flock drift West towards Russian Beach
while keeping an eye out for additions. I repositioned myself towards the
lighthouse as the Jaegers continued flushing the group and noticed 2
Caspian Terns in the mix. I scanned to the East moments after to find
another(!) Jaeger powering West low to the water. This bird was heavily
barred, barrel-chested with broader wings and overall, bulkier. I’ll leave
that one as ‘Sp.’. All in all, I ended up with

3 Parasitic Jaegers
1 Jaeger Sp.
2 Caspian Terns
4 Forster’s Terns
1k+ Common Terns
1 Roseate Tern
100+ Laughing Gulls

Note*- These recent groups of Gulls and Terns observed from Stratford Point
have been focused on blitzing Striped Bass schools. I’m not sure what the
baitfish are but possibly peanut bunker..?

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 8/18/18 12:08 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point this a.m.
I spent 3 hours this morning 7-10 A.M. at Lighthouse Point Park with Howie
Sternberg. No hawks, not surprising given unfavorable weather, but even
with heavy overcast, moderate SW winds and occasional sprinkles we had a
nice but modest flight of expected migrants: Chimney Swift, E Kingbird,
Barn and Tree Swallows (with one each Purple Martin and Bank Swallow),
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, Red-winged Blackbird.

Nice additions were a flyover Whimbrel, 2 flyover Solitary Sandpipers, and
one calling Red-breasted Nuthatch. Also 2 Ravens

Then I went to Sandy Point ...... looks like quite a few people got to see
the Sandwich Tern.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 8/18/18 10:59 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Sandwich Tern Flew
Caution at Sandy Pt: if parking in the lot, be sure to go to the machine and pay for a parking pass. Fine could be steep otherwise.

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> On Aug 18, 2018, at 12:55 PM, Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Feeding, close to West Haven boat ramp. Viewed from Tip of Sandy Point
>
> With MOB
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Date: 8/18/18 10:30 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD

And don't forget the Neotropic Cormorant continues in northern NH in the town of Gorham!

Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com
Pepperell, MA


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From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: Gabrielle von Paternos <gvonp27...>; Jo Fasciolo <jo_fasciolo...>
Cc: Ctbird List <ctbirds...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 9:30 am
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD

Gabrielle,A quick search on eBird seems to show no reports of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Essex since Wednesday, Aug 15th. Has anyone been looking for it? This is why even negative reports to CTBirds is helpful to others. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the duck is still in the area. Note that people have seen the duck in the vegetated swale next door to the yard with the tidal-pool; among the mallards at the boat ramp at the foot of Main St.; it was also perched on a nearby boat trailer. So, look everywhere if you go. And I wouldn't be too surprised if there are others elsewhere in the state. A couple of things CT birders should be on the lookout for, as the fall season results in southbound migration:- A BROWN BOOBY was discovered yesterday on Lake Onota in Pittsfield, MA.- There has been a juvenile WOOD STORK in Rochester, NH.- Of course the mega rare GREAT BLACK HAWK in Biddeford, ME was last seen flying out over the Atlantic Ocean on August 9."Keep your eyes to the skies".Frank Mantlik Stratford On Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:31 AM, Gabrielle von Paternos via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote: Does anyone know if BBWD has been seen since Wednesday? Thanks!On Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 4:19 PM Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:> I am also going to look for the BBWD this evening. Any input would be> appreciated! Thanks!>> Jo Fasciolo> Norwalk>> Sent from my iPhone> _______________________________________________> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.> For subscription information visit> http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org>_______________________________________________This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org _______________________________________________This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org
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Date: 8/18/18 9:56 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandwich Tern Flew
Feeding, close to West Haven boat ramp. Viewed from Tip of Sandy Point

With MOB
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Date: 8/18/18 9:05 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows at Hammonasset
Thousands of tree swallows in flight barely overhead along boardwalk at
Hammonasset SP at 10am this morning. Hundreds more landed on sand of beach
where section of boardwalk ends. Spectacular.



Bill Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 8/18/18 8:46 am
From: Julie Hart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Juvenile Tricolored Heron at Hammo
We are watching a juvenile Tricolored Heron right now in the marshes to the east of pavilion #4 or at the back of the nature center parking lot. It is only 100 ft from the dumpster. We will post photos on our eBird list later today.

-Julie & Daniel

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Date: 8/18/18 8:07 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandwich Tern Sandy Point now
Greg Hanisek just called to report that there is Sandwich Tern at Sandy Point seen from Morse point. It is well out on the outer bar, now.

Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: 8/18/18 7:55 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
I went both on Thursday evening (waited for 2.5 hours) then again on Friday morning and unfortunately did not see the BBWD.

Good luck!

:) jo

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On Aug 18, 2018, at 9:29 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...><mailto:<mantlik...>> wrote:

Gabrielle,

A quick search on eBird seems to show no reports of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Essex since Wednesday, Aug 15th. Has anyone been looking for it? This is why even negative reports to CTBirds is helpful to others.
Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the duck is still in the area. Note that people have seen the duck in the vegetated swale next door to the yard with the tidal-pool; among the mallards at the boat ramp at the foot of Main St.; it was also perched on a nearby boat trailer. So, look everywhere if you go. And I wouldn't be too surprised if there are others elsewhere in the state.

A couple of things CT birders should be on the lookout for, as the fall season results in southbound migration:

- A BROWN BOOBY was discovered yesterday on Lake Onota in Pittsfield, MA.
- There has been a juvenile WOOD STORK in Rochester, NH.
- Of course the mega rare GREAT BLACK HAWK in Biddeford, ME was last seen flying out over the Atlantic Ocean on August 9.

"Keep your eyes to the skies".

Frank Mantlik
Stratford


On Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:31 AM, Gabrielle von Paternos via CTBirds <ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>> wrote:


Does anyone know if BBWD has been seen since Wednesday? Thanks!

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<ctbirds...><mailto:<ctbirds...>> wrote:

> I am also going to look for the BBWD this evening. Any input would be
> appreciated! Thanks!
>
> Jo Fasciolo
> Norwalk
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Date: 8/18/18 7:27 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Parasitic Jaeger Old Saybrook
Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook, end of Pratt Rd. 9:05 harassing a single common tern. Flying west. Breast band, underwing with single white stripe at tip, pointy tail.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 8/18/18 6:30 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
Gabrielle,
A quick search on eBird seems to show no reports of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Essex since Wednesday, Aug 15th. Has anyone been looking for it? This is why even negative reports to CTBirds is helpful to others. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the duck is still in the area. Note that people have seen the duck in the vegetated swale next door to the yard with the tidal-pool; among the mallards at the boat ramp at the foot of Main St.; it was also perched on a nearby boat trailer. So, look everywhere if you go. And I wouldn't be too surprised if there are others elsewhere in the state. 
A couple of things CT birders should be on the lookout for, as the fall season results in southbound migration:
- A BROWN BOOBY was discovered yesterday on Lake Onota in Pittsfield, MA.- There has been a juvenile WOOD STORK in Rochester, NH.- Of course the mega rare GREAT BLACK HAWK in Biddeford, ME was last seen flying out over the Atlantic Ocean on August 9.
"Keep your eyes to the skies".
Frank Mantlik Stratford

On Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:31 AM, Gabrielle von Paternos via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:


Does anyone know if BBWD has been seen since Wednesday? Thanks!

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> I am also going to look for the BBWD this evening. Any input would be
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Date: 8/18/18 5:31 am
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
Does anyone know if BBWD has been seen since Wednesday? Thanks!

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Date: 8/17/18 4:58 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret YES
7:50pm

Little Egret seen now at breakwater off of Stonington. With John Marshall. His first in CT, but not ever. Congrats!

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Date: 8/17/18 4:22 pm
From: Jay via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Worm-eating Warbler at Dunlap Lake (Selleck's Woods), Darien
Worm-eating warbler low in brush at south end of the lake behind the bench.

Lots of other warblers there today 4-6 PM... Canada, Black & Whites, Yellow,
Blue-winged, American Redstarts, Lousiana Waterthrush - all in the same
area, except for Watertrush, which was at the north end of the lake.

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Date: 8/17/18 1:51 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Little Egret tonight
It was reported early this morning (on eBird) at Napatree Pt, RI. So it seems it is still around.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> Is it still around? I’ve seen no reports of it since mine on August 13
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>> This evening is open for me to take anyone out to try for the Little Egret roosting. 6:30pm start.
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Date: 8/17/18 1:11 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett Beach
Madison Hammonassett west end: short billed dowitchers, pectoral Sandpipers, 2 WILSONS SNIPE

Monica Nichols
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Date: 8/17/18 12:13 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Little Egret tonight
Is it still around? I’ve seen no reports of it since mine on August 13

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Date: 8/17/18 12:07 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret tonight

This evening is open for me to take anyone out to try for the Little Egret roosting. 6:30pm start.

Capt. Ian Devlin

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Date: 8/17/18 10:58 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Brown Booby in Massachusetts
FYI

Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Subject: [CT Birds] In Massachusetts
To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
Brown Booby

Juvenile on Onota Late Pittsfield

Seen today from the public beach.

Steph Stewart



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Date: 8/17/18 10:49 am
From: Steph2015 IMAC via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] In Massachusetts
Brown Booby

Juvenile on Onota Late Pittsfield

Seen today from the public beach.

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Date: 8/17/18 10:45 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Foster's Tern, Old Lyme
Adult Tricolored Heron and Little Blue Heron as well as Foster's Tern with
approx 100 Commons while kayaking Great Marsh, Griswold Point, Blackhall
River today. Tricolored was easily visible from Rte 156 over Blackhall
River at low tide.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47900941

Dave Provencher
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Date: 8/17/18 10:20 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Phalarope, etc at Hammonassett
Phalarope is at the west end ponds, along w/ both Dowitchers, White-rumped and Pectoral Sandpipers
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Date: 8/17/18 7:37 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Westport morning flight
Sherwood Island SP- final highlights of morning flight include:
134 Chimney Swifts,284 Eastern Kingbirds, 1032 Red-winged Blackbirds,115 Bobolinks, 1 Dickcissel. 75 species total and there were many areas of the park I did not cover.Eight species of shorebirds were flyovers except for a Spotted Sandpiper and seven warbler species seen in the west woods except for the 4 Northern Waterthrush.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/17/18 5:50 am
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Forming advisory group Rocky Neck State Park.
Hello

The COA is asking for volunteers to form an ad hoc advisory committee to work with the DEEP. The committee will suggest potential shorebird rain pools at Rocky Neck State Park.

Please let me know if you are interested. <crepasz...><mailto:<crepasz...>


Craig Repasz
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Date: 8/17/18 5:44 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport morning flight
Sherwood Island SP- the August Eastern Kingbird migration continues with 274 so far and counting and I undoubtedly missed many as Red-winged Blackbirds and Bobolinks filled the skies for me to count.One Dickcissel flyover as I am composing this email.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/16/18 5:21 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Backyard Birding


Paul Desjardins
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Decided to bird from my back yard today to see what would be passing through. Of the 25 species seen the most interesting were 2 Black Vultures, Cooper’s Hawk, 3 Common Nighthawks and a Common Yellowthroat. Also an audio Red Breasted Nuthatch.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 8/16/18 4:10 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wilson’s phalarope nature center grassy parking lot at Hammo
I was with Micky and saw the wilsons phalarope as well in the bottom part of the parking lot in the puddles.

Monica Nichols
Madiso

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Date: 8/16/18 3:59 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s phalarope nature center grassy parking lot at Hammo

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Date: 8/16/18 3:42 pm
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Anyone want to go for Bridled Tern Sunday Morning?
Hello All,

Hope this is ok to post here. I am looking to go out on Captain Ian's boat
Sunday morning to hopefully see the Bridled Tern that has been around. His
boat will be leaving at 7am at Waterford Boat ramp. I am looking for 3 to
join. If anyone wants to go, please let me know. I believe Ian put out a
message a little while back with pricing to reference. Please email me if
you are looking to go.

Thank you,
David Funke
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Date: 8/16/18 3:28 pm
From: Tamesin Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD

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Date: 8/16/18 1:53 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Highlights
1230-215 pm today

In addition to the continuing shorebirds (ie Long-billed Dowitcher,
Pectorals, etc.), sea-watching off of Meigs Point was very productive. Over
1000 Common Terns feeding or roosting on the breakwater, one BLACK TERN in
very close roosting on a rock, over 20 ROSEATE TERNS, several FORSTER'S
TERNS, and one LEAST TERN. After 10 minutes of seeing nothing unusual, I
spotted a very likely SOOTY SHEARWATER, but was unable to get a long enough
view to confirm. One definite GREAT SHEARWATER, and one distant large
shearwater, probably a CORY'S SHEARWATER.

Birders Beware: There was a distant Peregrine Falcon harassing terns over
the water today, so take care when trying to identify distant jaeger-type
birds.

Jory Teltser with Alex Burdo
Westport
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Date: 8/16/18 1:19 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Also going to look for BBWD
I am also going to look for the BBWD this evening. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 8/16/18 12:20 pm
From: Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BBWD
Hey, just wondering if anyone else has gone to see the BBWD today? Trying to see it but I have not seen any recent reports other than 9am.
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Date: 8/16/18 10:29 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
Amen to all the comments and praise for Roy's hard work. I just want to single out another feature of CTBirds that I particularly appreciate: the "table of contents", otherwise known as "Today's Topics", at the beginning of each CTBird roundup. There are other listservs (I won't mention any names) that omit this handy guide, leaving the curious birder to wade through all the reports to find something of interest to her or him. Again, thank you, Roy, for maintaining this valuable tool for all of us. (Incidentally, this is the only "social medium" I regularly use, so please don't ever make me join Facebook or Twitter!)

John Weeks
North Granby
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Date: 8/16/18 8:38 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
Westport -Sherwood Island SP- final numbers of migrants seen this morning were as follows:
89 Chimney Swifts,11 Lesser Yellowlegs(small flock flying west),167 Eastern Kingbirds( my 2nd highest total at Sherwood,last year I had 375 on 8/21/17),8 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers,47 Cedar Waxwings,22 Bobolinks,18 Baltimore Orioles,750 Red-winged Blackbirds,3 Blue-winged & 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler, 2 American Redstarts, and 1 Dickcissel, distinct flight call heard several times while headed west with small Blackbird flock.
I am warming up for Lighthouse Point which probably had a decent morning flight too!

Tina Green
Westport
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> Westport- Sherwood Island SP-
> 97 Eastern Kingbirds so far in 15 minutes, Dickcissel, Swifts, Waxwings, and Red-winged Blackbirds, flock of 8 Gnatcatchers flew in, some warbler movement here also!
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Date: 8/16/18 8:05 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted nuthatch
Saw a belted kingfisher at the Hockanum River Trail in Ellington, flying along the stream towards Vernon.


Had a red-breasted nuthatch at my feeder just now; first one in a couple of years.


Bob Maleski

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Date: 8/16/18 6:03 am
From: sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No luck in Essex
No Black bellied Whistling Duck from 8:20-9 am. When Dauntless Marina
staff saw me with binoculars they wanted to be sure all birders stay off
the docks.
Sharon Dellinger
Colchester
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Date: 8/16/18 5:24 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
I just have to second everything Dave and Nick said, about the great job
Roy has done for all of us, and what an amazing active cooperative birding
community CT has. Compare the number of posts on our CTbirds with any other
state and it shows this, the activity level and open public sharing. No
need for any birder to JOIN facebook or twitter or any other closed service
which requires your personal info and a membership of any kind. CTbirds
just puts our information out there in public for everyone to benefit
from. And Roy has been the moderator which makes all this possible, to
allow CTbirds to be so open and public. Thank you Roy!!
Tom Robben.
Glastonbury, CT
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Date: 8/16/18 4:13 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
Westport- Sherwood Island SP-
97 Eastern Kingbirds so far in 15 minutes, Dickcissel, Swifts, Waxwings, and Red-winged Blackbirds, flock of 8 Gnatcatchers flew in, some warbler movement here also!
Back to counting!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/15/18 6:35 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
So true, Dave. We all owe Roy a debt of gratitude.

CTBirds remains vital to the CT birding community. In many other states,
listservs have begun to fade away as communities have divided into other
forums for communication, such as text groups, Facebook, Twitter, even
eBird checklists. Their communities have suffered, as there is no longer a
central location for information sharing and a place where all birders have
an equal voice in the community - you have to check many sources to get the
information you want, and you have to hope that you know the right people.
This is not the case in Connecticut, luckily. We have an excellent forum
for discussion and reporting, and until a better alternative arises, I
really hope we continue to use CTBirds in this way.

Seems like just the other day we were creating this listserv, led of course
by Roy. That was over 11 years ago now...

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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> meeting regarding CTBirds. Among other points was just how valuable to the
> birding community it is in providing nearly immediate information on
> rarities in our state. The CTBirds users are to be commended for in essence
> "live streaming" a bird's movements so other birders enroute to see a
> rarity may know exactly where to go. What birders may not realize is the
> behind the scene reality of just what it takes to maintain this valuable
> birding tool. Roy Harvey has done a remarkable if not Herculean job over
> many years carrying the main load in keeping CTBirds up and running, and we
> as CT birders owe him a debt that we simply cannot repay. Thankfully Roy is
> getting paroled for time served soon and I for one wish him many years of
> freedom to actually just go birding again. CTBirds will continue once COA
> has a team in place to replace Roy. CTBirds is just one of COAs ongoing
> projects for birds and birders in CT and if you are not a member I do hope
> you will join us and help ensure its future existence. Fall migration is
> underway and undoubtedly there will be exciting bird reports hitting our
> phones soon!
>
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Date: 8/15/18 5:55 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck - Yes
The Black-bellied Whistling Duck was still present at the corner of Ferry and Pratt streets in Essex when I left at about 7:45 PM this evening. I shared scope views with several non-birders who appreciated the close views.

Thanks to the CT Birders who replied to my poorly worded request for location help!

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 8/15/18 3:34 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck?
Can anyone who has seen the Black-bellied Whistling duck within the last hour or two (currently it's 6:30 PM).

Thanks CT Birders!

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 8/15/18 3:30 pm
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck now


Essex, Cor of Pratt and Ferry in pool where it has been almost every evening around 6:30.

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Date: 8/15/18 3:20 pm
From: Maureen Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black/bellied Whistling duck
Just flew into the puddle at Ferry and Pratt 6:15 pm
Maureen WolterBranford


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Date: 8/15/18 2:37 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital pelagic trip
Hi all, the popular Brookline Bird Club overnight pelagic is sold out for
August, but space remains on the September sailing. It has always been
popular among CT birders. See below for sign-up details.

"

*Saturday–Sunday, September 22–23, 2018, 6:00 AM Saturday to 6 PM Sunday *

*Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon* area for WHITE-FACED
STORM PETRELS, other petrels, several species of shearwaters, jaegers,
possible skua, terns and other seabirds and mammals.

Limit: 50 participants

Cost: BBC members $310, non-members $335

We have master birders Jeremiah Trimble, Nicholas Bonomo and two others
leading these trips. Our boat, from Hyannis is the Helen H. It is a very
comfortable, fast, 100-foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and
enthusiastic captain and crew. We use gallons of chum to attract the birds

To reserve a space, send a check for the full amount made out to Brookline
Bird Club Agent along with a signed Waiver to Ida Giriunas, 83 Summer Ave,
Reading, MA 01867

To register and to receive further information and a waiver form:

Contact Ida at 781-929-8772, <ida8...>"

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/15/18 1:43 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CTBirds and birding CT
Nick's post puts me in mind of a discussion we had at the last COA board
meeting regarding CTBirds. Among other points was just how valuable to the
birding community it is in providing nearly immediate information on
rarities in our state. The CTBirds users are to be commended for in essence
"live streaming" a bird's movements so other birders enroute to see a
rarity may know exactly where to go. What birders may not realize is the
behind the scene reality of just what it takes to maintain this valuable
birding tool. Roy Harvey has done a remarkable if not Herculean job over
many years carrying the main load in keeping CTBirds up and running, and we
as CT birders owe him a debt that we simply cannot repay. Thankfully Roy is
getting paroled for time served soon and I for one wish him many years of
freedom to actually just go birding again. CTBirds will continue once COA
has a team in place to replace Roy. CTBirds is just one of COAs ongoing
projects for birds and birders in CT and if you are not a member I do hope
you will join us and help ensure its future existence. Fall migration is
underway and undoubtedly there will be exciting bird reports hitting our
phones soon!

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 8/15/18 1:04 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Direction of flight
A bit of nitpicking here, but I am seeing/hearing lots of folks describing direction of flight as “east to west” or “right to left” while birding and in written reports.

All one really has to say is “flying west” or “flying left.” Using two words of opposite direction in the same phrase can confuse people and, when you think about it, is superfluous information.

I had caught that bug too, though I have made an effort to stop because other birders complained about it. I think it’s a fair point to mention, if an unimportant one :)

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT



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Date: 8/15/18 12:37 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Jaegers and Shearwaters, Hammo

I misspoke about the direction the Shearwaters were flying - they were heading east to west. I'm assuming they would end up turning around before they reached NYC.


What a spectacular seawatch! I would have stayed longer if it hadn't been so hot and sunny. Who needs to take a ride on the ferry!

That gave me 4 new CT statebirds today. The last time I got 4 New England statebirds in one day was 9/1/11 on the RI coast after one of the hurricanes.

Mike Resch
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Subject: [CT Birds] Jaegers and Shearwaters, Hammo

Results of a seawatch from Meigs Point 8:15 - 11:15 -After the early activity from 8-9 am where as many as 6 Jaegers were in view at once, it slowed to 1-2 sightings every half hour or so. Occasionally close enough to confirm Parasitic. Plus 1 Great Shearwater at 9:30 and 1 Cory’s at 11. Both shearwaters were flying west to east not feeding. Then another Great at 11:15 feeding with terms. At least 8 Black Terns.

Mike Resch
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Date: 8/15/18 9:04 am
From: Anthony Zemba via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
Still here! Sleeping on the back of a boat in Dauntless Boatyard

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> And still present at 7:45 at Ferry and Pratt. Yay!
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> Sent: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 07:23 AM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
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> Here at 7:20 in the yard puddle at the corner of Ferry & Pratt streets.
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Date: 8/15/18 8:49 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck yes at 10:00
continuing. sleeping on backside of this boat listed previously.

David Funke, Manchester CT

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 10:16 AM Mark Aronson via CTBirds <
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> Essex, Pratt Street, sleeping on the back of a green boat with red trim
> (ct 2637) in front of Dauntless Ship Yard at 9:45 and on.
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Date: 8/15/18 8:47 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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This morning seen at Northwest Park American Kestrel and 6 warbler species. Also an audio Red Breasted Nuthatch.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 8/15/18 8:38 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jaegers and Shearwaters, Hammo
Results of a seawatch from Meigs Point 8:15 - 11:15 -

After the early activity from 8-9 am where as many as 6 Jaegers were in view at once, it slowed to 1-2 sightings every half hour or so. Occasionally close enough to confirm Parasitic. Plus 1 Great Shearwater at 9:30 and 1 Cory’s at 11. Both shearwaters were flying west to east not feeding. Then another Great at 11:15 feeding with terms. At least 8 Black Terns.

Mike Resch
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Pepperell, MA

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Date: 8/15/18 8:23 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Migrant Highlights
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 17 Eastern Kingbirds,Red-eyed Vireo,Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 3 Bobolink,14 Baltimore Orioles,Blue-winged and Black & White Warblers, 2 American Redstarts, Canada Warbler

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/15/18 8:07 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck
Anyone see the Essex duck today? We are thinking about going down to look.
Thanks.
Dana
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Date: 8/15/18 7:39 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling-duck YES
Bird was present as of 10:37.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock CT

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Date: 8/15/18 7:16 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck yes at 10:00
Essex, Pratt Street, sleeping on the back of a green boat with red trim (ct 2637) in front of Dauntless Ship Yard at 9:45 and on.
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Date: 8/15/18 6:07 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Beach, Stratford- Plover fencing
Hey all,
Just a friendly reminder that the AAfCW (Audubon Alliance for Coastal
Waterbirds) crew will be removing the Plover fencing at Long Beach in
Stratford starting at 10am today 8/15. We encourage people to come give a
hand and learn about our coastal nesting birds! It’s also a great
opportunity to see some great birds like last year when we had a very
cooperative American Golden Plover. I will let the gate guard know that we
will have some out-of-towners coming to help so just let them know you’re
there to help with the fencing.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks,
Stefan Martin
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Date: 8/15/18 5:13 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett seabirds
From Meig’s Pt. since just after 8:00 AM: two confirmed CORY’S SHEARWATER
and three jaegers, almost certainly Parasitic (rapid flight, strong
underdog flash, dark body)

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Date: 8/15/18 4:51 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
And still present at 7:45 at Ferry and Pratt. Yay!

Mike Resch
Www.statebirding.blogspot.com
Pepperell, MA

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Subject: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes


Here at 7:20 in the yard puddle at the corner of Ferry & Pratt streets.
Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 8/15/18 4:23 am
From: Stuart Winquist via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Essex black bellied whistling duck yes
Here at 7:20 in the yard puddle at the corner of Ferry & Pratt streets.
Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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Date: 8/15/18 3:13 am
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nocturnal migrants

From Robert Dixon
8/15/18 - Sterling yard - 5:00 am - Nocturnal flight calls heard - VEERY (8) and WOOD THRUSH (2).
Also have had a couple OVENBIRDS and a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH picking around under the
feeders the past few days.

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Date: 8/14/18 6:37 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Essex Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - yes
I came up to Essex today around noon and found it had left and gone to the Yacht Club before I got there and then flew north about 12:10pm.  Well, frustrated as I was, I stayed in the area driving back and forth checking spots from Essex to Deep River and back for awhile.  Finally around 4 or so I decided to park next to the tidal pond its been staying at on Ferry and just wait to see if it would come back.  While waiting I had a male immature Cooper's Hawk chasing the sparrows in the shrubs next to my car for about an half hour and a Snowy Egret came to the pond a few times for photo ops too.  I was thinking of leaving about 6:30pm when the pond was almost gone when a local woman who saw it yesterday about this time said it comes when the water is low like that and that it had been here about a week.  So that gave me hope on both counts, which made me decide to stay until dark to see if it would come back.  Well low and behold about two minutes after she left I looked up and there it was standing at the edge of the mud!  Didn't even see it come in.  What a beautiful bird.
Andrew 
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Date: 8/14/18 3:48 pm
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barkhamsted Nighthawks
First push of Common Nighthawks into Barkhamsted. Estimating 20-30 along Farmington River in Pleasant Valley bridge area.

- Fran

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Date: 8/14/18 3:21 pm
From: brainardsj via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
I saw it fly north at 12:10. I spent the next 2 hours searching from the cemetery to the Main St boat ramp to the tidal puddle at Essex marina. No luck.
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Has anyone looked for the Whistling-Duck following its departure at 12:10?  Here's hoping the bird returns after a brief trip up north.

Thanks -

Mike Resch
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Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck

12:10 pm- just departed from Essex Main Street boat ramp, heading north.
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Date: 8/14/18 3:00 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Has anyone looked for the Whistling-Duck following its departure at 12:10? Here's hoping the bird returns after a brief trip up north.

Thanks -

Mike Resch
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Pepperell, MA


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12:10 pm- just departed from Essex Main Street boat ramp, heading north.
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Date: 8/14/18 12:35 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] jaegers - not easy
We're in the midst of an unusual appearance of pelagic birds into Long
Island Sound, something that any birder with an interest in such things
knows and has probably checked out or would like to check out for
themselves. Most recently this has resulted in a flurry of jaeger reports,
both from boats and from shore, primarily from Hammonasset.

It's good to bear a couple things in mind. First jaegers are well-known as
one of the most difficult groups of birds to identify. Second, we're now in
the time period when Long-tailed Jaegers migrate through the Northeast and
Great Lakes. CT's three documented records of the species range from Aug 28
to Sep 3 (although one is hurricane related).

While jaegers are never routine within Long Island Sound, Parasitic is the
species recorded most often (by far) and the one being reported over the
past few days. It's tempting to just default to Parasitic if you see a
distant jaeger (especially if you'd really like to get one at species level
on some sort of list), but the reality is that really distant jaegers
probably warrant only "jaeger sp."

Certainly any attempt to ID a Long-tailed Jaeger will require strong
documentation, probably with multiple photos for anything less than an
adult. But we'll never get the documentation if everyone just defaults to
Parasitic for listing reasons.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 8/14/18 12:06 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford, Milford 8/14
8/14. Stratford, Short Beach - Housatonic River flats at low tide this morning: 2 FORSTER’S TERNS among 480 Common Terns, usual shorebirds.
Milford Point, this afternoon - 1 WHIMBREL, 2 FORSTER’S TERNS.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/14/18 11:03 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Marbled Godwits are gone now
West Haven- Sandy Point- on the inner sand bar but viewed from the sound side outer bar about 50 yards past the Adirondack chair on the beach. The godwit suddenly flew , touched down briefly and then there were two Marbled Godwits in flight. Sara and I watched them until they flew out of sight headed east.

Tina Green
With John Oshlick and Sara Zagorski
Westport, Bethany, Wethersfield
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Date: 8/14/18 10:09 am
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Breakwater/Little Egret
Captain Ian Devlin is prepared to run another boat trip this evening to Stonington Breakwater from the Barn Island Boat Launch, in search of the Little Egret that has been roosting there. Planned departure time is 6:30 P.M.. I’ve expressed interest in going. If one or more others would like to join in, please do call me on my cell phone.

Also, Ian’s published number is 203-451-9400.

Steve Broker
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Date: 8/14/18 9:45 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Godwit update
The godwit is now roosting near the tip of Morse point. It is best viewed
from the inside of Sandy point.

Also 1 pectoral.

1 Roseate and 1 Black terns also present - both seen earlier by Corey
Folsom-O'Keefe.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/14/18 9:33 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Marbled Godwit
On Morse point now 12:30

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/14/18 9:32 am
From: Jim & Mary Lyons via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4185
 
 
In a message dated 8/14/2018 12:00:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, <ctbirds-request...> writes:




Today's Topics:

Piliated Woodpecker, Jim and Mary Lyons, South GlastonburyA somewhat tame and industrious piliated woodpecker working directly overhead on a mature chokecherry tree in our backyard for most of the afternoon today. 
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Date: 8/14/18 9:23 am
From: Jim Denham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
12:10 pm- just departed from Essex Main Street boat ramp, heading north.
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Date: 8/14/18 8:43 am
From: Jim Denham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
11:40 am- resting at Essex boat launch with Mallards at foot of Main
Street.
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Date: 8/14/18 8:24 am
From: John Mitchell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blackbellied Whistling Duck yes
I had a half hour of observing the black bellied whistling duck! hanging
out with about 40 mallards at ct river museum dock in essex at 10 at 1030
it was still there

John Mitchell
Cranston RI
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Date: 8/14/18 8:13 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo update
Nothing in view as of 11:00

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 8/14/18 7:56 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo 5 Jaegers, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Cory’s (Paul D only)
10:40 Meigs Pt. Clump of 5 Parasitic Jaegers far out on water. John Oshlick got photos of 3 the Jaegers.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 8/14/18 7:49 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whistling Duck yes 1045am
From Allison Black:
It's right at the end of main st., up against the red boat building with the white doors in the shade. 10:45 still being seen.

This is the same spot as the most recent listserv report, if I am following correctly.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 8/14/18 6:52 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2-3 Parasitic Jaegers Hammo
2-3 Parasitic Jaegers from Meigs Pt deck 9:30-9:35. Chasing terns, landed on water a few times, twisting and turning acrobatic moves. 3-4 inch streamers in center of tail seen. Also 2 shearwaters

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 8/14/18 6:17 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black bellied Whistling Duck
Now at end of Main St boat ramp .Ed Haesche , Terry Shaw Guilford

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Date: 8/14/18 6:11 am
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck, Essex
This "pond" is a tidal pool. At 8:45 it was a duckless mud slick. Apparently he went to the Essex Yacht Club on Novelty Lane.

Joe

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Subject: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck, Essex

Still present this morning. Across from Essex Boat Works.Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 8/14/18 5:54 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Laughing gull influx
8/14. Stratford, Lordship Seawall - many flocks of Laughing Gulls flying east this morning. And a probable large Tern species.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/14/18 5:33 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck

8/14 - now showing at Essex Yacht Club; gravel parking lot at end of road into Yacht Club showing now at 8:20 with mob
Bill Batsford
New Haven

Last right off Main, street After Scholls; past Griswold In
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Date: 8/14/18 4:00 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] B B Whistling Duck

Took off a few minutes ago heading east
Paul Desjardins
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Date: 8/14/18 3:27 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BB Whistling Duck, Essex
Still present this morning. Across from Essex Boat Works.Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 8/14/18 3:21 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] I95 road closed
FYI, I95 northbound is closed between exit 28 and 29. Take the Merritt Parkway up to Milford to get on I95 to avoid this accident.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/13/18 8:24 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK - photos
8/13.Greetings,
A big Thank You to Bill Myers for posting his find of CT's first BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK in Essex today. (He also noted he had seen it on 11 Aug). Many got there in time to see it standing and feeding in a large rain puddle on the corner of Ferry and Pratt, opposite the Essex Boat Works. Despite the drenching rain, many people had big smiles! One birder talked to a nearby resident, who claimed the bird has been present for a week.

Here are a few of my best images today (and a video to come soon as well):https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157699819428804


And here is my eBird checklist, with more detailed info:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47834665



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Date: 8/13/18 6:34 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo Great Shear, Par Jaegers
Adding to this report. 7:00-7:45p-
1 Great Shearwater and at least 5(!) Parasitic Jaegers off Meigs Point with
nice views of a light and dark morph sitting on the water in the same
frame. At times, Jaegers would be ‘naked eye’.

Stefan Martin w/ Patrick Dugan and Frank Mantlik

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> 8/13. 6:00pm Hammonassett SP - 1 GREAT SHEARWATER and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS
> among large feeding Tern and Laughing Gull flock about 1 mi offshore from
> Meigs Pt observation deck. Scope needed. Not currently raining.
> In flooded fields of west end: 1 LB Dowitcher and 6 Pectoral Sandpipers
> continue.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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Date: 8/13/18 6:31 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck pics
Today in Essex c/o Ferry & Pratt  streets
Ed Haesche  Guilford
 
 
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Date: 8/13/18 3:19 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Great Shear, Par Jaegers
8/13. 6:00pm Hammonassett SP - 1 GREAT SHEARWATER and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS among large feeding Tern and Laughing Gull flock about 1 mi offshore from Meigs Pt observation deck. Scope needed. Not currently raining.
In flooded fields of west end: 1 LB Dowitcher and 6 Pectoral Sandpipers continue.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/13/18 2:51 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Still in same spot 5:49.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 8/13/18 12:49 pm
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
The duck is showing nicely and feeding. For those interested, the bird is not banded!
Keith Mueller

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> On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:29 PM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is giving magnificent views at the Essex Boat Works location at the corner of Ferry and Pratt Streets. Many birders here.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
>
>> On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Continues at same location in the rain.
>>
>> Dan, Trudy, and Danny Rottino
>> East Haddam, CT
>>
>>> On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:05 PM, W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 12:49 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Not surprised at all. These ducks, once rare, are spreading all through
south Florida. Many people feed them. They come to backyards. Remains to be
seen what this one will do in the fall.

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 3:29 PM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is giving magnificent views at the Essex
> Boat Works location at the corner of Ferry and Pratt Streets. Many birders
> here.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
>
> > On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Continues at same location in the rain.
> >
> > Dan, Trudy, and Danny Rottino
> > East Haddam, CT
> >
> >> On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:05 PM, W. Myers via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today
> (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main
> Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex
> Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 12:38 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point - Whimbrel
Milford Point - 2 Whimbrel where present at high tide.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/13/18 12:34 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BB Whistling-Duck - better location
It is actually at the corner Ferry and Pratt just off Main St.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 8/13/18 12:30 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is giving magnificent views at the Essex Boat Works location at the corner of Ferry and Pratt Streets. Many birders here.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Continues at same location in the rain.
>
> Dan, Trudy, and Danny Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
>
>> On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:05 PM, W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 12:21 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Nothing at 2pm. And only black ducks at the Main Street boat launch and within Brewer Dauntless Marina (private).
Will keep an eye out through Wednesday.
Joe in Essex

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Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 2:05 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck

One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 12:20 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Continues at same location in the rain.

Dan, Trudy, and Danny Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:05 PM, W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 11:32 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
I just received photos of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck found by Bill
Myers in Essex. A huge congratulations is in order as this is a first state
record and one that many people have been waiting to see for many years.
Great work in documenting this bird!

Stefan Martin

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> One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today
> (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main
> Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex
> Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 11:07 am
From: W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Forgot. Sorry. Bill Myers
Chester

> On Aug 13, 2018, at 2:05 PM, W. Myers <wkm...> wrote:
>
> One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex Boat Works.


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Date: 8/13/18 11:05 am
From: W. Myers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Bellied Whistling Duck
One Adult lone Black Bellied Whistling Duck (full plumage) seen today (Monday the 13th) at 12:30 pm, and Saturday at noon, in Essex off Main Street, in 2 small shallow ponds at bottom of slight hill opposite Essex Boat Works.
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Date: 8/13/18 10:36 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset SP
Madison- Hammonassett Beach- LB Dowitcher continues with Pectoral Sandpiper.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 8/13/18 9:52 am
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret trip this evening
Captain Ian Devlin is taking Jack and I to see the Little Egret at its roost in CT.
We are leaving Barn Island at 6:30 today.

We have room for two more. If anyone is interested. Please, reply to me.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 8/13/18 8:43 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret- RI
Weekapaug Breachway by Osprey platform WAY OUT by water, need scope but the Little Egret is present as of 11:30 am. This is in Washington

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 8/12/18 4:37 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret yes CT
The Little Egret arrived on the east Stonington breakwater at exactly 7:00 pm and was seen until 7:30. On Ian Devlin’s boat with John Schwarz, Linda Olsen, and Franklin Nejame.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT

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Date: 8/12/18 4:31 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret Stonington east breakwater 8/12, 7:00-7:30 pm
On Ian Devlin’s boat with John Schwarz, Linda Olsen, Franklin Nejame

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Date: 8/12/18 2:45 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point sparrows, 8/12/18
From Steve Spector: at Milford Point,  this morning (812/18), in lagoon Spartina, 3 Saltmarsh Sparrows (at least 2 juveniles), 1 juvenile Seaside Sparrow. <charsjs...>
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Date: 8/12/18 1:52 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford Ruff
8/12/18 Guilford Leetes Island Marsh
4:00 pm From the Rt 146 side of the marsh, I saw a very dark shorebird move behind some vegetation on the road side of the marsh. My first thought was Ruddy Turnstone but I took out my camera and the bird came back out in the open. I saw a black head, black breast and black flanks. The bill was a little longer than a semi Sand but leaner and all black. Just then, while raising the iPhone to the scope, a Greater Yellowlegs and a Snowy Egret had a flap. My bird took off, and I saw it clear the tree line and head for Long Island Sound. I drove around to the barn and checked the beach area with no luck.
Keep your eyes open.

Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 8/12/18 12:56 pm
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Hill Meadows, 8/12
8/12 Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows - 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 11 SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, 6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 9 LEAST SANDPIPER, 5
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 75+ KILLDEER.
Also, 2 PEREGRINE FALCON, 4 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK.

The meadows right now have numerous pools of water. Access today was on
mountain bike.

Paul Cianfaglione
Canton
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Date: 8/12/18 11:58 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern - Meigs Point
Madison, Hammonasset State Park, Meigs Point - Black Tern 2:50 pm

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Date: 8/12/18 10:30 am
From: MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sharing this sad news with our birding community - the passing of Don Hopkins
To All:

It is with sadness that I pass along this news as it was brought to my attention recently. - not only to honor Don's life but to honor all that he did for the birding community, especially his renowned work with the New England Hawk Watch committee, the Hawk Migration Association of North America, and especially the founding of the CT Bald Eagle study group including his critically important "find" of the first bald eagle nest in Connecticut following 40 years of their absence here. For more information - please read the excerpt below and / or click on the link below to view his obituary. Fly high with the eagles now, Don! You will be missed.


Respectfully,

Mona Cavallero


Donald A. Hopkins passed away on Wednesday, August 8th 2018. He was born June 27th 1926 in West Hartford. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Jane. He leaves a daughter Julia of Windsor; a daughter Joyce Welch and her husband Robert of Ellington; a son Henry and his wife Susan with daughter Lindsey and son Randal of East Hampton; and son Donald Scott with daughter Rachel and Hayden of Salem, Oregon. He also leaves behind countless friends and colleagues who shared his deep passion for nature and his sense of humor.


He co-founded the New England Hawk Watch Committee in 1971, and co-founded the Hawk Migration Association of North America in 1974. In 1993, he was awarded the Maurice Broun award for his work on raptor migration, and in 1994 he was awarded the Mabel Osgood Wright award by the Connecticut Ornithology Association.

He published more than a dozen papers regarding his studies of bald eagles, and received letters of recognition from professional wildlife societies for his work. He was most proud of locating the first bald eagle nest in Connecticut following 40 years of their absence, and founding the Connecticut Bald Eagle Study Group. In 1996, he received the Watershed Protection Award from the Metropolitan District Commission for his long term monitoring work studying eagles on the District's land.

During the 1960s, Donald served on the Advisory Board for the Windsor Public Library. He was a long time member of the Raptor Research Foundation, Wilson Ornithological Society, Hartford Audubon Society, and the Sunflower and Cattail Fishing Club.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 17th at 11:00a.m. at The Lodge Community Chapel, 130 Deerfield Rd., Windsor followed by a reception for all.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Donald’s memory to either DEEP Non-harvested Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 1550, Burlington, CT 06013, or Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation & Education, P.O. Box 238, Ashford, CT 06278.


https://www.carmonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Donald-A.-Hopkins/Windsor-Connecticut/1809626

https://www.carmonfuneralhome.com/obituary?name_last=Hopkins


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Date: 8/12/18 10:12 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hungry Hummingbirds
I was refilling mine and two came and hovered in place while I did so, as much to say "hurry up!". It was only down for about 5 minutes while I cleaned and refilled, but they were MAD!

And I saw several feeding off my tomato blossoms as well as many of the flowers in the gardens!

I awoke to the sounds of them peeping this morning -- it's hummingbird wars all the time here now! I have at least 8, I think, juvvies and adults. All those bird-friendly species are paying off in the yard.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On August 12, 2018 at 11:59 AM Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>
> Just replaced a window feeder previously removed after several hummers came looking for it - immediately a female came, hovered, sipped, then sat and sipped - I counted 20 seconds of sipping over half a minute with pauses while sitting! 3 or 4 in the garden today. Now a young male at feeder. Also feeding off coral bells, nicotiana, calamaris, verbena, calibrachoa.
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Date: 8/12/18 9:47 am
From: James Lingle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis
Watched for 20 mins at Pine Creek Oldfield South, Fairfield at noon today.
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Date: 8/12/18 9:33 am
From: John Schwarz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Try for Little Egret
Outing this evening with Capt. Ian Devlin. Anyone interested welcome to e-mail or call me at 561-445-5201 for time and place.

John Schwarz

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Date: 8/12/18 9:28 am
From: Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Coopers Hawk, Fairfield
Nice job!!

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM Tom Murray via CTBirds <
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> Went to Hoyden Hill today and found a Male Coopers Hawk trapped inside the
> netted batting cage near the ball field. Your guess is as good as mine as
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Date: 8/12/18 9:19 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Coopers Hawk, Fairfield
Went to Hoyden Hill today and found a Male Coopers Hawk trapped inside the netted batting cage near the ball field. Your guess is as good as mine as how it got in there. I was able to free it fairly easily. Made me feel good.He flew off. unharmed. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 8/12/18 9:00 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hungry Hummingbirds
Just replaced a window feeder previously removed after several hummers came looking for it - immediately a female came, hovered, sipped, then sat and sipped - I counted 20 seconds of sipping over half a minute with pauses while sitting! 3 or 4 in the garden today. Now a young male at feeder. Also feeding off coral bells, nicotiana, calamaris, verbena, calibrachoa.
Angel Dimmitt
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Date: 8/12/18 7:52 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo shearwater update
About 10:10 the feeding frenzy disappeared. Hoping they’ll return closer to shore as tide comes in

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 8/12/18 6:33 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great shearwater and Cory Hammonassett
At 9:30 right now from meigs point platform...1 Cory's and at least 1 Great
Shearwater being seen right now
With Paul and Tim
Jannie Shapiro
Cromwell
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Date: 8/12/18 6:31 am
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison, Hammonasset Wilson’s Phalarope
At 9:15 AM from the Cedar Island platform I saw the Wilson’s Phalarope. It landed in the pool not far from the platform and I got quick scope views of it before it continued flying up the river. So the bird is still around. It might be worth checking at high tide some of the shorebird pools.

Other shorebirds from the platform included black-bellied Plover, ruddy turnstone, greater yellowlegs, and Semi-palmated Plover

Gina Nichol
Branford, ct
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Date: 8/11/18 4:57 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret Yes
The Little Egret continues. Found again at 7:10 on the stonington
breakwater.

John Oshlick, Mark Danforth and Captain Ian Devlin
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Date: 8/11/18 1:52 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] great shearwaters
We just found 2 great shearwaters going west to east past Meig's Point

Frank
 
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Date: 8/11/18 1:49 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwater uptick
FYI the Bridled Tern is still on Great Gull Island, as of 2:30pm today (
trips33.blogspot.com updated),
AND Joe DiCostanzo reports an increase in shearwaters in some of those
waters around the two Gull Islands.
You may want to read his afternoon report on the NY listserv.

Bottom line, tomorrow might be a good day to take the ferry again, aiming
for a few of those birds in CT waters.
Birders are Optimists!

Tom Robben
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Date: 8/11/18 1:04 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Phalarope
Continues across from SwanPond Between or Behind Pavalion 1+2
Ed Haesche / mob /. Guilford
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Date: 8/11/18 11:58 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Phalarope at Hammonasset 2:50 pm
Wilson’s Phalarope at Hammonasset opposite West Beach parking lot A, in puddle in grassy field near road and geese.

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Date: 8/11/18 11:43 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] All white swallow-Westport
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- I just pulled into the model airplane field and saw a all pure white swallow.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/11/18 9:18 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dowitcher issues
It seems that this issue crops up each August. A Long-billed Dowitcher currently being seen at Hammo generated the annual headaches for some.
Here's a link that may help birders home in when faced with a worn, late summer dowitcher. It applies to the current bird at Hammo.
https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/those-late-summer-dodgy-dows/

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Date: 8/11/18 8:49 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] August 9 Rarity Chase photos
Thanks for sharing the photos -- especially the great black hawk! I can't get up there at this time and so am enjoying your experience vicariously.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

> On August 11, 2018 at 12:23 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>
> Greetings,
> On August 9, three friends and I did a rare bird chase to Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. We batted "1000" in successfully seeing the GREAT BLACK HAWK in southern ME, the WOOD STORK in NH, and the LITTLE EGRET in CT. To view my photo gallery, as well as images of other recent subjects, click here:
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Date: 8/11/18 7:56 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LBDowitcher continues
Madison-Hammonasset Beach SP- Long- billed Dowitcher continues, also Wilson’s Snipe and other shorebirds

Tina Green
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Date: 8/11/18 7:24 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebirds
The bad weather the next couple of days with local east/southeast winds and rain bode well for shorebirds dropping in. Seems like there are pools at Hammo that might be worth keeping watch at. Hudsonian Gwits have shown up at this time of year when adults are moving south and Long-billed Dowitchers should be looked for, surprisingly a very scarce bird in the state.
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Date: 8/11/18 3:13 am
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern, Great Gull Island, NY, 8/11


I hired Captain Ian Devlin to take me out to Great Gull Island in NY to try for the Bridled Tern on 8/11. (Twice last summer I tried for the tern at Falkner Island without success, so I still needed this species as a life bird.) We left from the Niantic River public boat ramp, and 20 minutes later arrived at the northeast portion of Great Gull Island where the Bridled Tern is most often seen. But after a few minutes of increasingly frantic searching there was no Bridled Tern in site. It quickly brought back most unhappy memories of my failed attempts for this bird last summer. Just then all the terns took off from the island as a Peregrine buzzed the colony. I looked to the east and even without binocs quickly picked out the Bridled Tern in flight among hundreds of Commons. We both watched it for the next several minutes as it flew nearby, allowing for a few nice pictures. It briefly landed on a concrete structure just above the rocks at the northeast corner of the island, but then took off and we didn't spot it again over the next 45 minutes. Later we had a Parasitic Jaeger nearby (still in NY waters).

Here's a link to my eBird checklist with a couple photos -
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47770709

This capped off what was likely my best ever 2 consecutive days of birding in my 51-year birding career -

Thursday -
Great Black Hawk - Biddeford, ME
Neotropic Cormorant - Gorham, NH
Wood Stork - Rochester, NH
Friday -
Little Egret - Westerly, RI
Bridled Tern - Great Gull Island, NY

That's 5 extreme rarities, 2 of which were life birds, in 2 days.


Mike Resch
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Date: 8/10/18 9:24 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] August 9 Rarity Chase photos
Greetings,
On August 9, three friends and I did a rare bird chase to Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. We batted "1000" in successfully seeing the GREAT BLACK HAWK in southern ME, the WOOD STORK in NH, and the LITTLE EGRET in CT. To view my photo gallery, as well as images of other recent subjects, click here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/


Frank Mantlik
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Date: 8/10/18 6:06 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club 8/11 Milford trip CANCELLED
Hello all,Given the weather forecast for tomorrow for rain (possibly heavy at times) and likely thunderstorms, I have decided to CANCEL the New Haven Bird Club "Shorebirds and Terns Walk at Milford Point, scheduled for 8:00am.
That being said, I plan to still be present at 8:00am to try to do some birding (at least from the observation tower), and in case people don't get the message. We'll play it by ear, being particularly cautious if thunder and lightning are around.
Frank MantlikNew Haven Bird Club(Stratford)
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Date: 8/10/18 1:16 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope Hammonasset Beach SP
Any sightings in the last couple hours of the phalarope?
Monica Nichols
Madison

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> On Aug 10, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT, 10 August 2018 11:25 am:
> Wilson's Phalarope in puddles close to walking trail across from Swan Pond,
> west of second open pavilion.
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Date: 8/10/18 11:37 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Little egret boat
I too am looking for a boat and time.

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Date: 8/10/18 10:41 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little egret boat
If anyone has a boat/boat contact and is looking for another to share costs, please contact me (I'm about an hour from Westerly). I missed the Boat yesterday, but am hoping for another chance.
Pat Tamborra, Salem

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Date: 8/10/18 8:22 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope Hammonasset Beach SP
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT, 10 August 2018 11:25 am:
Wilson's Phalarope in puddles close to walking trail across from Swan Pond,
west of second open pavilion.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough,CT
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Date: 8/10/18 7:25 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Marbled Godwit
10:15- A single Marbled Godwit just flew past Stratford Point flying North
towards Milford Point.

Stefan Martin w/ Genevieve Nuttall
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Date: 8/9/18 5:43 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stonington LITTLE EGRET - YES!
We also saw the Little Egret on the breakwater from Captain Ian Devlin’s boat! Great CT bird! Thanks to Ian Devlin for being so accommodating!

Dan Rottino and family
East Haddam, CT

> On Aug 9, 2018, at 8:22 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 8/9. Stonington East (south) breakwater - aboard charter boat out of nearby Avondale, RI. We were sweating it, as the bulk of the Snowy and Great Egrets came in later than last night; we finally spotted the rare LITTLE EGRET come in with a flock about 7:50pm. Good views and record photos for about 10 minutes before flock flew to a different position. We’re heading in now.
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Date: 8/9/18 5:23 pm
From: Andrew Dasinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse tour - Cross Sound Ferry
If you're considering a lighthouse tour by Cross Sound Ferry out of New London to get near Great Gull Island, be aware there are 2 different tours - the Classic Lighthouse Cruise and the Lights and Sights Cruise. Only the Classic Cruise ventures across the sound near Great Gull. Check the schedule - today only the Lights and Sights Cruise was offered, which my wife and I took. This one heads west toward Watch Hill then circles around the south side of Fishers Island. I found 1 Great Shearwater east of Fishers (on water, flushed by boat) and 1 Cory's south of Fishers (same). Both in NY.

Andrew Dasinger
S Glastonbury

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Date: 8/9/18 5:22 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington LITTLE EGRET - YES!
8/9. Stonington East (south) breakwater - aboard charter boat out of nearby Avondale, RI. We were sweating it, as the bulk of the Snowy and Great Egrets came in later than last night; we finally spotted the rare LITTLE EGRET come in with a flock about 7:50pm. Good views and record photos for about 10 minutes before flock flew to a different position. We’re heading in now.


Frank Mantlik, with Frank Gallo, Greg Hanisek, Tina Green, Jason Rieger, Sara Zagorski.
It’s Miller time!!

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Date: 8/9/18 1:54 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great egret
Though not quite the best egret sighting in the state this week, there is a great egret on Mirror Lake, Storrs - a new bird for me on the UConn campus.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 8/9/18 7:35 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk, ME, yes
Hi all,

The Great Black Hawk in Biddeford, ME is showing nicely. It's been moving around the neighborhood, eating bird eggs, and often sits low. It flew near Neptune Ave/St as we were leaving.


Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: 8/9/18 7:16 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: Neotropic Cormorant and Wood Stork in NH
A Neotropic Cormorant was reported and relocated in Gorham, NH yesterday and a Wood Stork was sighted this morning at Pickering Ponds in Rochester, NH.  There was some discussion on the Great Black Hawk possibly being pushed up to Maine from the recent steady southerly winds and would probably also explain these two sightings.  It would be a good time to keep an eye out for vagrants from the south.
Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 8/9/18 6:49 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret and Bridled Tern Boat Ride Services
Hello everyone,

Last year I took many people to see the Bridled Tern out at Faulkner’s Island, and enjoyed it very much. I would like to offer my services to take people out to try and see both the Bridled Tern at Gull Island and the Little Egret off Stonington. I have a 17’6” boat and can take up to 4 passengers. Rate is $75/hour flat rate minimum 2 hours for the boat, not per person, for birding by boat. That works out to $40/person if 4 people go out for 2 hours. I have a trolling motor on my boat and able to quietly be near whatever we are watching at that moment. I supply ice and water in a cooler and a full tank of gas too. Just bring your optics and clothing suitable for the conditions.

I trailer my boat every time, so I am highly mobile. For the Little Egret, we would meet at Barn Island State Boat Ramp. For the Bridled Tern, we would meet at Niantic Waterford State Boat Ramp.

Best bet to contact me via my email: <captain_ian...>

Let me know ASAP, and good birding!

Capt Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.


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Date: 8/8/18 11:18 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Night Flight Calls (Warblers) Migrating
I am hearing several flight calls of warblers overhead right now overhead while in the back yard.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/8/18 10:59 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret photos
Hi all, I've posted a few photos of this evening's Little Egret that was
relocated in CT. Also, the circumstances of the sighting and how one might
view the bird in CT.

https://www.shorebirder.com/2018/08/connecticuts-first-little-egret-aug-8.html

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/8/18 4:26 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret Ct
On Stonington breakwater now. We are on boat. With Nick Bonomo, Allison
Black, and Phil Rusch

Dave Provencher
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Date: 8/8/18 4:09 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital : Bridled Tern nearby
Joe DiCostanzo and I combined our observations and maps for the Bridled
Tern today. This includes my distant photos of the tern from the ship, plus
maps, at my blog (trips33.blogspot.com). Check it out (and Joe’s excellent
site inwoodbirder.blogspot.com) before you try for the Bridled Tern so you
know exactly where it is likely to be and how difficult it will be to see
it. The lighthouse cruises do pass close to this area of Great Gull Island
(www.lighthouse.cruises), and I have discussed it today with the ferry
company which runs these trips so they might slow down at this area to give
you time to look and photograph, although this is from a distance. I
suggest reminding the staff when you board the ship. See
trips33.blogspot.com for many details. Good luck if you go to try for this
beautiful tern. The distance makes it challenging, even for younger eyes
than mine (-: Tom Robben.
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Date: 8/8/18 3:23 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Great Black Hawk in Maine
Great Black Hawk was relocated by Doug Hitchcox
In Biddeford Maine at the corner of Fortune’s Rocks Road
and Lily Pond Road as of 5:57pm today.
Check the Maine listserve for updates.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/8/18 1:08 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weekapaug Little Egret and others
I left this am at 2:30 to go to try and get the Little Egret at Napatree before it flew.  Well that didn't work since I couldn't figure out how to get to the beach once I parked, my own fault (by the way thanks much to everyone who helped me).   So I decided to just go right to Atlantic Ave. in Weekapaug to try for it there.  I went to the same spot ca. .5 miles from Weekapaug Rd. and when I got there there were plenty of egrets but only a small group that were close enough to see the Snowy's well.  No luck at that point, but did have a few Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers right next to the road where the egret has been seen recently.  Unfortunately one of the Semis was on the side of the road there flopping around with no usable legs.  Very sad.  I placed it in the shrubs so it wouldn't fry in the sun since there was nothing I could do for it.  About a half hour after driving around searching for other viewing spots I came back to check out a large group of egrets I saw from the north sitting in some dead trees.  When I got there about 8:10 or so neither I nor the gentleman already there could pick it out.  We were talking about what to do next and then I took another look and bang, there it was in the trees!  Right on time seen about the same time as previous days. 
It is easy to notice with the other egrets since it's a good amount smaller than a Great and about a quarter to a third bigger (think Ring-billed, Lesser B.-b. and Herring Gulls size comparison) than a Snowy, had greenish instead of yellowish feet, the nares were grayish, and had one of the two single plumes still.  The plum alone is diagnostic.  I've seen many Little's in Japan but it was nice to compare it to Snowy's since you can't do it in Europe or Asia.     
I also had some flyover pipers which I wasn't sure about, both medium sized and peep sized.  Lots of terns and a few Willets.  All in all a great day.  Glad I didn't have to go to Maine to get one of the ones there:-)
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629 
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Date: 8/8/18 10:33 am
From: Lynn Jones via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABArare/permalink/1979544938772806/?hc_location=ufi

full link to the facebook discussion
On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:53 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds
<ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> This report is amazing, if authentic:
> Someone photographed an "unidentified" hawk in Biddeford, Maine "in August". It's since been identified as a juvenile GREAT BLACK HAWK, a species native of South and Central America north to Mexico. Details are being gathered by Maine experts (Doug Hitchcox, et al) to try to authenticate the report.
> Coincidentally, a juvenile Great Black Hawk was also photographed in April at South Padre Island, Texas. If accepted, this would be a first ABA record. As some have said, "that bird had to go somewhere". It's possible with all the southerly winds we've had this year, that it wandered far to the northeast U.S. We have seen similar exceptional vagrancy by a Zone-tailed Hawk (with a similar normal range) a few years ago that appeared in New England, and was eventually seen that September migrating south at the Lighthouse Point and Cape May hawk watches.
> I post this information mainly to alert CT birders and hawk watchers to be on the lookout for any unusual large raptors in the next month or two. Obtain photos, if possible.
> Here is Derek Lovitch's post yesterday on the Maine bird list-serve:
>
> | Hi all,Folks are still working out specifics, but an unidentified raptor posted today to the "What Bird is This?" Facebook Page taken "earlier this month" at "Biddeford Pool" appears to be a GREAT BLACK HAWK. There will be lots of debate about provenance, etc, but at the very least, I figured I'd get the word out so folks can keep an eye out and perhaps refind it.
>
> The photos are here:https://www.facebook.com/group...
>
>
>
> Discussion about ID, circumstances, etc can be found on the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook page. And of course, discussion continues about whether or not the sighting is genuine (plant clues certainly have eliminated one conspiracy theory). But I thought I would give a head's up to get out and look for it.
>
> -Derek
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 8/8/18 6:19 am
From: Whalen, Susan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FW: Rocky Neck Shorebird Puddles-- filled in
FYI - I meant to copy you on this reply to Mr Pedro in the event you wish to add to the blog. Thanks Susan

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From: Whalen, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 9:35:14 AM
To: 'Dyl Pedro'
Subject: RE: [CT Birds] Rocky Neck Shorebird Puddles-- filled in

Hello,
I am the Deputy Commissioner at DEEP, and have read your comment about Rocky Neck State Park. The park is in fact extremely popular and fills to capacity on hot summer weekends. We have closed several times this summer after reaching parking capacity(most recently this past weekend) - which is at about 2,000 cars.

So, the challenge for us is to maintain parking areas that are safe for visitors, while supporting the wildlife activities. At Hammonasset, a group of birders worked with our wildlife staff and the park supervisor to identify areas adjacent to but not in the parking lots that could be used for freshwater rain pools. If members of COA are interested, please contact me at <susan.whalen...> and we will work with you.

Best wishes,
Susan



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From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Dyl Pedro via CTBirds
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:21 AM
To: CT Birding List <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Neck Shorebird Puddles-- filled in

The puddles at Rocky Neck's parking lot (which is vast, oversized, and never full from what I've seen) in East Lyme, which generated a Wilson's Phalarope last year among other more common shorebirds, were filled in with sand late last year. I guess someone complained or maybe they just don't think it "looks good", but there's no way they actually need that extra parking space. I was wondering if anyone on here had a point of contact for this sort of thing at Rocky Neck? Maybe we can reference what was done at Hammonasset and get them restored somehow, and maybe see more Wilson's Phalaropes :) Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any ideas.

Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 8/8/18 5:53 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
This report is amazing, if authentic:
Someone photographed an "unidentified" hawk in Biddeford, Maine "in August". It's since been identified as a juvenile GREAT BLACK HAWK, a species native of South and Central America north to Mexico. Details are being gathered by Maine experts (Doug Hitchcox, et al) to try to authenticate the report. 
Coincidentally, a juvenile Great Black Hawk was also photographed in April at South Padre Island, Texas. If accepted, this would be a first ABA record. As some have said, "that bird had to go somewhere". It's possible with all the southerly winds we've had this year, that it wandered far to the northeast U.S.  We have seen similar exceptional vagrancy by a Zone-tailed Hawk (with a similar normal range) a few years ago that appeared in New England, and was eventually seen that September migrating south at the Lighthouse Point and Cape May hawk watches.
I post this information mainly to alert CT birders and hawk watchers to be on the lookout for any unusual large raptors in the next month or two. Obtain photos, if possible.
Here is Derek Lovitch's post yesterday on the Maine bird list-serve:

| Hi all,Folks are still working out specifics, but an unidentified raptor posted today to the "What Bird is This?" Facebook Page taken "earlier this month" at "Biddeford Pool" appears to be a GREAT BLACK HAWK. There will be lots of debate about provenance, etc, but at the very least, I figured I'd get the word out so folks can keep an eye out and perhaps refind it.

The photos are here:https://www.facebook.com/group...



Discussion about ID, circumstances, etc can be found on the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook page. And of course, discussion continues about whether or not the sighting is genuine (plant clues certainly have eliminated one conspiracy theory). But I thought I would give a head's up to get out and look for it.

-Derek

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 8/8/18 5:26 am
From: Nick Hawvermale via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
This bird was found by a CT birder from Bethlehem, CT who was visiting
Maine. She often birds the Litchfield County area and asks Ryan Wirtes and
I for advice on IDs. Below is her Instagram where two of her Great Black
Hawk photos can be seen. Phenomenal find by Christine and a great ID photo.

https://www.instagram.com/cmmurphy56/
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Date: 8/8/18 5:20 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] dead osprey fledgling
That is so disturbing. What is so difficult for fishermen to take fishing
line out when they leave?! I still remember that horrid photo years ago,
of an osprey dangling from a nest with fishing line.
Can there be fines imposed, since they are migratory birds and "protected"?
Something clearly needs to be done.
Bev Propen
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Date: 8/8/18 5:06 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital (Maine) - Apparent GREAT BLACK HAWK
This report is amazing, if authentic:

Someone photographed an "unidentified" hawk in Biddeford, Maine "in August". It's since been identified as a juvenile GREAT BLACK HAWK, a species native of South and Central America north to Mexico. Details are being gathered by Maine experts (Doug Hitchcox, et al) to try to authenticate the report.

Coincidentally, a juvenile Great Black Hawk was also photographed in April at South Padre Island, Texas. If accepted, this would be a first ABA record. As some have said, "that bird had to go somewhere". It's possible with all the southerly winds we've had this year, that it wandered far to the northeast U.S. We have seen similar exceptional vagrancy by a Zone-tailed Hawk (with a similar normal range) a few years ago that appeared in New England, and was eventually seen that September migrating south at the Lighthouse Point and Cape May hawk watches.

I post this information mainly to alert CT birders and hawk watchers to be on the lookout for any unusual large raptors in the next month or two. Obtain photos, if possible.

Here is Derek Lovitch's post yesterday on the Maine bird list-serve:

Hi all,Folks are still working out specifics, but an unidentified raptor posted today to the "What Bird is This?" Facebook Page taken "earlier this month" at "Biddeford Pool" appears to be a GREAT BLACK HAWK. There will be lots of debate about provenance, etc, but at the very least, I figured I'd get the word out so folks can keep an eye out and perhaps refind it.
The photos are here:https://www.facebook.com/group...

Discussion about ID, circumstances, etc can be found on the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook page. And of course, discussion continues about whether or not the sighting is genuine (plant clues certainly have eliminated one conspiracy theory). But I thought I would give a head's up to get out and look for it.
-Derek
Sent from my iPhone



Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/7/18 2:43 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret in RI, yes
The R.I. Little Egret was still showing nicely at Winnapaug Pond on Atlantic Ave when we left at 5 p.m. today. It was with other egrets about .5 miles from the intersection of Weekapaug Rd on the north side of the road.

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Date: 8/7/18 2:19 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebird southbound migration
I forgot to add to my earlier report that I saw a steady flow of southbound shorebirds in flocks of 15-30 near Plum Island, Gulls, and Fishers Island this morning. Small sandpiper species, but I wasn’t sure which species.

Days are getting shorter as the days get hotter. Kinda like in winter when days start to get longer we get colder and more snow. Hmmm...

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 8/7/18 1:19 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagles
A first-year eagle, almost certainly from the nest on North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford, made an awkward (first?) flight yesterday at the reservoir acompanied by an adult. Today a young bird was flying solo (and more gracefully) although I suspect mature eyes were watching.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 8/7/18 12:58 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ferry Crossing Tuesday
Hi all,

Today's noon ferry crossing from New London yielded 7-8 Roseate Terns and 49 Common Eider in CT waters, and 1 Great Shearwater, 5 Roseate, 2 least and a distant Black Tern in NY waters. It was a bit warm out there today.

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Date: 8/7/18 12:48 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry tomorrow morning
I am considering taking the New London Ferry tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM on
the John H to look for "pelagic" birds. I find that the more birders the
better, as it is much easier to scan the water when multiple people are
looking. Is anyone else already planning on taking this ferry, or is anyone
interested in joining me? I can fit up to 3 additional people in my car if
anyone wants to carpool.

Email me off-list to let me know if you are intersted.

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Date: 8/7/18 12:32 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dead fledgling Osprey
Sad story in today's Stamford Advocate. Partially-grown female Osprey in
nest at Ash Creek in Bridgeport died of injuries sustained when it became
tangled in some nylon fishing line in the nest. When she tried to fly, she
dangled helplessly, caught by the line. She was rescued, but died
thereafter. The line had actually grown into her leg. Fishermen have been
told not to discard line but some either don't know, like kids, or don't
care. They are putting up some of those tubes and we can only hope that
fishermen will use them, including kids.
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Date: 8/7/18 11:51 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern, Shearwaters, Bridled Tern Plum Island to Gull Island
5:30am-12noon


Joe the observer on Gull Island reported seeing the Bridled Tern back last evening on the SE side of the island. I did not have any luck this morning finding it, but it easily could have been there. I had a Peregrine Falcon terrorizing all the terns on the island, flushing the birds several times.

1- Royal Tern flying just north of Plum Island in a westward direction about 11am.

3- shearwaters between Gull Island and Plum Island 6am-11am feeding amongst adult and young Roseate and Common Terns.

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Date: 8/7/18 10:53 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London ferry - Sooty Shearwater in CT
I had one Sooty Shearwater from the 8AM Cross Sound Ferry in CT waters. No
other seabirds in CT, but immediately after crossing the NY border I had 2
Great Shearwater, a Cory's and a Parasitic Jaeger. Nothing of note on the
return ferry from Orient Point.

Alex
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Date: 8/7/18 9:43 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret yes RI
Seen 11:08-11:30 in same spot Glenn Williams mentioned in the last sentence of his last post.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 8/7/18 9:17 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ROYAL TERN Milford Pt
8/7. Milford Point - one ROYAL TERN flew west along Main sandbar at 10:37am. Record photos. I could not relocate it later.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/7/18 8:49 am
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI Little Egret local
Hi all,
I was thinking of coming up to check out the egret sometime this week.  Where exactly is this lagoon people are referring to?  Also, is parking at Napatree free or is there a charge?
Thanks,
Andrew
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Date: 8/7/18 6:40 am
From: MATTHEW via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Terns at Hammo
Two Black Terns, foraging with the 50+ Common Terns and at least one Roseate Tern off the breakwater at Megs Point. Hammonasset Park, MadisonCT. 8:15 am 8/7/18

Matthew Male
Chester,CT

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Date: 8/7/18 6:22 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Neck Shorebird Puddles-- filled in
The puddles at Rocky Neck's parking lot (which is vast, oversized, and never full from what I've seen)  in East Lyme, which generated a Wilson's Phalarope last year among other more common shorebirds, were filled in with sand late last year. I guess someone complained or maybe they just don't think it "looks good", but there's no way they actually need that extra parking space. 
I was wondering if anyone on here had a point of contact for this sort of thing at Rocky Neck? Maybe we can reference what was done at Hammonasset and get them restored somehow, and maybe see more Wilson's Phalaropes :)
Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any ideas.

Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 8/7/18 4:46 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret solved? ... but not in CT
The Little Egret was seen again this morning at Napatree point. Matt Schenck saw it fly northeast from there toward the Pawcatuck River.  It then banked south and headed toward Misquamicut.  Tom Seiter just refound the Little Egret in Winnepaug Pond, which is the large salt pond north of Misquamicut Beach.  He describes it as visible from Atlantic Avenue about a half mile west of Weekapaug Road in a mixed flock of Snowy and Great Egrets.

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Mystic

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Date: 8/7/18 4:40 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI Little Egret continued
The rare Little Egret was seen this meaning at the Napatree Point lagoon
from 5:45 to 5:57. It flew off alone, but clearly up the Pawcatuck River
back into RI. Other goodies included Red Knot and a single Dublin in almost
full alternate plumage

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Date: 8/6/18 5:15 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] August 5th LIS mini pelagic trip
I took the Aug.5th Sunday 12:30pm “Classic Lighthouse Cruise” from New
London for $30.
Most of the route and the birds were in NY waters, where I had a few Great
and Corys Shearwaters, plus the Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island. We also
covered the north side of Plum and Little Gull island, plus The Race. What
an excellent bargain, for 2.5 hours and 55miles for $30!
More complete trip report is at:
trips33.blogspot.com

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Date: 8/6/18 4:24 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ferry Trip, New London
Hi all,

Highlights from today's Sunrise Birding Seabird Chase from the ferry in New London included great looks at 2 Great Shearwaters, at least 10 Roseate Terns, 2 Bank Swallows, and 52 Common Eiders in CT waters.

We saw at least 3 Great Shearwaters, 2 distant Wilson's Storm-Petrels, and 12 Roseate Terns in NY. It was a beautiful day on the water with a much welcome breeze.

We are heading out again tomorrow. Interested- See the Sunrise Birding webpage for details.
Good Birding!


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Date: 8/6/18 8:57 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Shorebird puddles
Greg Hanisek called to report that the shorebird puddles at the west end of the park are in excellent shape & he has been watching birds coming in & out of them this morning, including a Pectoral Sandpiper. He also had a Black Tern by the Meigs Pt jetty.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 8/6/18 8:46 am
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Shearwaters, yes
Hi all,

2 Great Shearwaters and 3 Roseate Terns in CT waters,so far, on our Sunrise Birding Seabird Chase on the Cross Sound Ferry. We'll see what the return trip brings, and we'll be heading out again tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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Date: 8/6/18 7:53 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret no in CT
I had a brilliant plan to kayak out to the Island shared by CT and RI
(called Sandy Point) predawn and scope the Little Egret on Napatree and
watch where it flew to in CT when it left. That brilliant plan failed to
take into account the fog that covered the area until after the Little
Egret left Napatree. After some shorebird photography on Sandy Point I
kayaked the shoreline of Barn Island in hopes of getting lucky. An immutare
Little Blue Heron was the best I found.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 8/6/18 7:17 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] putting in a good word for Hammonasset officials
I know that on occasions the park and birders have had "discussions" over things, but I did want to put in a good word for park officials and maintenance on some recent accommodations they made at my request. First, I noticed that there was no longer an easy way to access the campground from its parking lot, due to the new running split-rail greenway trail fence, which forced everyone to walk south a good ways before walking west into the grounds. I asked them to cut an opening near the parking lot, and after they understood the problem they did. I also mentioned that the shrubs along the path to the bird blind at the Nature Center grassy parking lot were overgrown and within a day those shrubs were trimmed. I also informed park officials how difficult it was for some people to access the Middle Beach bird blind, because the step up into it was so high. It took about a month, but there is now a new step at that bird blind, and it actually looks nice. So thanks!


M Komara
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Date: 8/6/18 7:14 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quiet here in New Milford
No migrants in my yard in western New Milford except this morning a flock of a dozen grackle at the feeders, m,f, j, moulting; also 2 M red-breasted grosbeaks. Resident pileated woodpeckers very vocal with 1 or 2 juvies. Louisiana waterthrush still singing on the stream, red-eyed and yellow-throated vireos also. Young great horned owl has finally stopped shrieking all night so I can sleep again without earplugs. Other locals now silent except goldfinches.
Angel Dimmitt
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Date: 8/6/18 5:45 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI LITTLE EGRET 8/6
Thanks to Glenn Williams for this update. Early this morning, the RI LITTLE EGRET was seen with 40 Snowy Egrets by six RI birders again at Napatree Point (RI) at 5:30am for about 20 minutes, despite fog. It apparently flew.
One CT birder is searching for it by kayak around Barn Is. in Stonington, CT. No luck yet.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/6/18 5:36 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Terns Faulkner Is. - date?
I recently informed US Fish & Wildlife biologist Kris Vagos to alert their Faulkner Is., Guilford, tern researchers to be on the lookout for a Bridled Tern. (One has been seen at least three days at Great Gull Is. in NY).
She replied with several photos of at least 2 BLACK TERNS they recently (date?) photographed on Falkner; an adult and a juvenile.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/6/18 4:41 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Good morning flight
Westport-Sherwood Island SP-
So far, lots of movement west of mainly Red-winged Blackbirds with Eastern Kingbirds, Chimney Swifts, Waxwings, and 2 separate Dickcissels loudly giving distinct flight call.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/5/18 8:05 pm
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island - no visible Little Egret late today
Stonington, Barn Island - 4:20PM to 7:30PM, I was unable to locate a Little Egret. The mosquitos heading up to the north end of the 1st impoundment rivaled the Rattlesnake Trail in the Everglades. My heart goes out to any terrestrial mammal that resides there.

Jim Dugan
New Milford
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Date: 8/5/18 7:09 pm
From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Siskin - Clinton yard
An unexpected visitor at the feeder today, a PINE SISKIN joined the
goldfinch flock that has grown over the last few weeks.
Also 2-3 more hummingbirds than have been around, presumably juveniles.
And an OVENBIRD joined me on the deck, perching on the railing before
dropping down to feed in the mulch.

Rob Ballinger - Clinton
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Date: 8/5/18 2:43 pm
From: Mike Resch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry - Great Shearwaters in NY, 8/5

I took the Mary Ellen out of New London at 10 AM today, returning on the Noon trip. Had 4 Great Shearwaters on the return trip in NY waters only. All 4 were singles - 2 on the water and 2 in flight, and all east of the boat. Viewing to the east heading out in the morning was difficult due to sun glare, but much better for the return trip. On sunny days of course there is better viewing looking out to the east mid-day and in the afternoon. Most of the pelagics I've seen from the ferry over the years have been east of the ferry towards the more open water. On sunny days I wonder if it would be better to take mid-day/afternoon ferry trips?

Best birds in CT were 1 Roseate Tern and a flock of about 35 Common Eiders a short distance out of the mouth of the New London harbor. Also had 3 Roseate Terns in NY in one tight flock that flew right in front of the bow.


Mike Resch
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Date: 8/5/18 1:50 pm
From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Grebe Penfield Reef
There is a beautiful adult Horned Grebe just west of Penfield Reef in
Fairfield, in full breeding plumage. This is now the third time I've had a
summer bird here, and they usually stick around for a while.

James Purcell
Fairfield
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Date: 8/5/18 12:54 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] FISH, terns and shearwaters
Blues and Stripers feed principally on Menhaden (Bunkers) because they are
large - up to 13 inches or so, school together on the surface, and are not
fast swimmers. Those birds are probably feeding on cut-up bits of Bunkers
left by the slashing teeth of Bluefish. They might also feed on smaller
baitfish such as Butterfish, Sand Eels and Atlantic Silversides
(Whitebait). The latter two could be eaten whole by the birds, especially
Terns. Fishermen know to follow the Terns to find the fish.

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 6:16 AM, greg ninigret.net via CTBirds <
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> The fish are Bluefish and Striped Bass. There is lots of bait for fish and
> birds.
>
> > On August 5, 2018 at 1:10 AM Thomas Robben via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> mailto:<ctbirds...> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Sixteen of us took the ferry to Orient Pt. at 8am on Aug.4th. A few
> jaegers
> > and Cory’s and Great Shearwaters persist along the ferry route. You
> can get
> > to Tina Green’s eBird reports for this trip from this site:
> > trips33.blogspot.com
> >
> > There is strong fish activity off Plum Island Light. If anyone knows
> which
> > species of fish are currently active in the waters around Plum and
> Great
> > Gull Islands, please let us know. The terns and shearwaters are
> preying on
> > some of those fish species.
> >
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Date: 8/5/18 9:21 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
8/5/18-Colchester Deck- 6-8AM- 28 species including: Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow-throated Vireo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Wood Pewee, Common Raven, Eastern Towhee and very active Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Ernie
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Date: 8/5/18 8:34 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret search - no luck
Birders have been searching Barn Island and several other local spots since a little after 7am this morning without luck.  The area has lots of places for an egret to be out of sight and the tide is low right now.  There is at least one immature Little Blue Heron there now and there were a half dozen there yesterday afternoon.  The rising and high tide should be better for turning up this rarity as the ditches and low areas fill with water.  Congratulations again to Barbara Gearhart for finding this bird yesterday at Napatree Point in RI.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 8/5/18 8:16 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


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This morning seen at Northwest Park Northern Parula and Canada Warbler among 4 warbler species.

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Date: 8/5/18 3:33 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret - yes at Napatree, flew toward CT
Phil Rusch, Anthony Vicciarelli, and I refound the Little Egret at Napatree. Within five minutes, it and others flew toward CT. Barn Island would be the best bet. We could not follow it all the way to CT.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 8/5/18 3:17 am
From: greg ninigret.net via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] FISH, terns and shearwaters
The fish are Bluefish and Striped Bass. There is lots of bait for fish and birds.

> On August 5, 2018 at 1:10 AM Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> mailto:<ctbirds...> > wrote:
>
>
> Sixteen of us took the ferry to Orient Pt. at 8am on Aug.4th. A few jaegers
> and Cory’s and Great Shearwaters persist along the ferry route. You can get
> to Tina Green’s eBird reports for this trip from this site:
> trips33.blogspot.com
>
> There is strong fish activity off Plum Island Light. If anyone knows which
> species of fish are currently active in the waters around Plum and Great
> Gull Islands, please let us know. The terns and shearwaters are preying on
> some of those fish species.
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> Tom Robben
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Date: 8/4/18 10:11 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FISH, terns and shearwaters
Sixteen of us took the ferry to Orient Pt. at 8am on Aug.4th. A few jaegers
and Cory’s and Great Shearwaters persist along the ferry route. You can get
to Tina Green’s eBird reports for this trip from this site:
trips33.blogspot.com

There is strong fish activity off Plum Island Light. If anyone knows which
species of fish are currently active in the waters around Plum and Great
Gull Islands, please let us know. The terns and shearwaters are preying on
some of those fish species.

Tom Robben
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Date: 8/4/18 2:21 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] bridled tern in NY
Hi all,

The Bridled Tern that's been at Great Gull Island, NY, for the past 2 days, flew towards Connecticut at 3:30 p.m today. Perhaps it will return to Falkner's Island as it did last year. Keep an eye out.

Frank Gallo, Milford
 
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Date: 8/4/18 2:06 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Egret. NO.
Despite the efforts of 10 birders, we were unable to locate the Little Egret at Barn Island in Stonington between 1 and 5 PM this afternoon. There is always tomorrow.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 8/4/18 10:41 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island update #2
No luck with Little Egret.

I made one last trek to the end of the impoundments and back. As of 12:45pm, about a third of the egret flock were roosting in trees on Barn Island proper - south of the woodland between the 2nd and 3rd impoundments.  The flock is visible from the end of the 2nd impoundment but can be seen completely from the third impoundment.  There were eight egrets at the very end of the 4th impoundment in the marsh that is not completely visible from the trail.  Another half dozen egrets were scattered around and there were egrets back at the NW corner of the 2nd impoundment (north of the trail) where I first had them. Who know how many are back there.  My original 12 Great Egrets became 75 Great and Snowy Egrets when they flew. Unfortunately, rain and humidity made optics useless and ID of Little Egret kind of tough. It seems like the most likely place for it to be.  Beware of deer flies and marsh mosquitoes.  They were relentless, even in downpours.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 8/4/18 8:21 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Is update
75 or so egrets flew from the back of the 2nd impoundment towards their 3rd and fourth impoundments. Lots of Snowy in the flock. Raining too hard for optic use now. No egrets on west side of Barn Island just now. Waiting out the rain.
Glenn Williams
Mystic 


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Date: 8/4/18 7:00 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island
Dozen Great Egrets in the back of impoundment 2, but out of sight most of the time. 
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Date: 8/4/18 6:35 am
From: Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Egret - Collinsville
There is a great egret on the north side of the river in Collinsville, near
the railroad platforms.

Rebecca Schwartz
Collinsville
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Date: 8/4/18 5:31 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: [RI Birds] 8/4/18 Little Egret, Napatree
Birders in SE CT, be aware! There are yet no records of LITTLE EGRET for CT.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> Subject: [RI Birds] 8/4/18 Little Egret, Napatree
> Reply-To: Rachel Farrell <pollypie...>
>
>
> Barbara Sherman reports a LITTLE EGRET at Napatree Point. It was first seen at the Lagoon with Snowy Egrets. Later, the Little Egret flew in a SW direction towards Connecticut.
> Photos have been taken.
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Date: 8/4/18 5:27 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (Barely) extralimital Little Egret report
From Rachel Farrell of RI:
"Barbara Sherman reports a LITTLE EGRET at Napatree Point. It was first
seen at the Lagoon with Snowy Egrets. Later, the Little Egret flew in a SW
direction towards Connecticut.
Photos have been taken."

Wanted to pass this report along.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 8/4/18 4:47 am
From: C. S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: de-birds Digest - 1 Aug 2018 to 3 Aug 2018 (#2018-121)
Here’s some interesting discussion that hummingbird aficionados may appreciate from the Delaware bird digest. And by the way, appropriate to today’s weather, I’ve read that some flowers have adapted to hummingbirds as pollinators instead of insects because hummers work in the rain.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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> From: de-birds automatic digest system <LISTSERV...>
> Date: August 4, 2018 at 12:00:25 AM EDT
> To: <de-birds...>
> Subject: de-birds Digest - 1 Aug 2018 to 3 Aug 2018 (#2018-121)
> Reply-To: Delaware Birding <de-birds...>
>
> There are 4 messages totaling 319 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic (3)
> 2. Fwd: [PABIRDS] Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
>
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> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 11:30:24 -0400
> From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
> Subject: Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
>
> Hummingbird feeding enthusiasts:
>
> I have had several replies and responses to my earlier message on DE Birds
> about a "Feeding Frenzy" with respect to an increase in the number and
> frequency of ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting our sugar water feeders.
>
> The conventional wisdom, to my knowledge, is that recently fledged young
> plus mostly adult females yield higher number of hummers at feeders and
> their frequency of visits is increased to fatten up for migration. Many
> adult males have already started to migrate and their numbers are much
> lower than adult females and immatures .
>
> I was posed with the statement/question below and am sending it out to
> these two groups for help with a response.
>
> "As fledged birds learn sources of food from their parents, if their first
> exposure are artificial feeders, artificial feeders could become part of
> their 'search image', and perhaps even a preference that supersedes other
> natural and more nutritional food sources. The fact that the newly fledged
> hummingbirds are targeting feeders so early in their learning might not be
> the best for them in the long run?"
>
> The person who posed the question asked if it is appropriate to take down
> feeders to prevent young birds from imprinting on them.I have been told by
> hummer banders to leave feeders up into winter to provide a food source.
>
> *What is the best schedule to feed and simultaneously protect young hummers
> from the kindness of human feeders??*
>
> Please respond to all so both PA and DE subscribers can see the discussion.
>
> *Rob*
>
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
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> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 11:46:31 -0400
> From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
> Subject: Re: Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
>
> I'm not an ornithologist, but based on what I see in my yard, the hummers use a variety of nectar sources, so I wouldn't worry about young hummingbirds relying too much on feeders.
>
> Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye <rwblye...> Date: 8/3/18 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <de-birds...> Subject: [de-birds] Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
> Hummingbird feeding enthusiasts:
>
> I have had several replies and responses to my earlier message on DE Birds
> about a "Feeding Frenzy" with respect to an increase in the number and
> frequency of ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting our sugar water feeders.
>
> The conventional wisdom, to my knowledge, is that recently fledged young
> plus mostly adult females yield higher number of hummers at feeders and
> their frequency of visits is increased to fatten up for migration. Many
> adult males have already started to migrate and their numbers are much
> lower than adult females and immatures .
>
> I was posed with the statement/question below and am sending it out to
> these two groups for help with a response.
>
> "As fledged birds learn sources of food from their parents, if their first
> exposure are artificial feeders, artificial feeders could become part of
> their 'search image', and perhaps even a preference that supersedes other
> natural and more nutritional food sources. The fact that the newly fledged
> hummingbirds are targeting feeders so early in their learning might not be
> the best for them in the long run?"
>
> The person who posed the question asked if it is appropriate to take down
> feeders to prevent young birds from imprinting on them.I have been told by
> hummer banders to leave feeders up into winter to provide a food source.
>
> *What is the best schedule to feed and simultaneously protect young hummers
> from the kindness of human feeders??*
>
> Please respond to all so both PA and DE subscribers can see the discussion.
>
> *Rob*
>
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
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> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 12:03:41 -0400
> From: Meghann <spyturtle008...>
> Subject: Re: Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
>
> I agree with Pat and the expert banders you've worked with, Rob. I think
> feeders are more for our benefit as birdwatchers than they are a primary
> food source for the birds. (Keeping them clean to avoid causing illness is
> the only thing I worry about, based on what I've read / researched.) The
> exception (and I was lucky enough to have a brief chat with Scott
> Weidensaul about this after a talk he gave a few years ago) is during the
> fall months. I had a hatch-year Ruby-throated a few years ago arrive
> mid-November who used my feeder and the insects flitting around our pine
> stand to bulk up for a week. (There are more insects active later in the
> year than one might expect -- when I turned on the heat lamp to keep the
> nectar from freezing, I'd see a column of tiny fliers all set to provide a
> good protein source!) His sense was that the bird may have been a very
> late hatch, or that an injury had delayed the start of his migration. Now
> I keep my feeder up & clean into December to help delayed hummers in the
> absence of blooming nectar sources. Their evolutionary drive and instinct
> are stronger than the effects of a few feeders.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Meghann Matwichuk
> Hockessin, DE
>
>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:46 AM, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:
>>
>> I'm not an ornithologist, but based on what I see in my yard, the hummers
>> use a variety of nectar sources, so I wouldn't worry about young
>> hummingbirds relying too much on feeders.
>>
>> Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>> -------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye <rwblye...> Date:
>> 8/3/18 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <de-birds...> Subject:
>> [de-birds] Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
>> Hummingbird feeding enthusiasts:
>>
>> I have had several replies and responses to my earlier message on DE Birds
>> about a "Feeding Frenzy" with respect to an increase in the number and
>> frequency of ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting our sugar water feeders.
>>
>> The conventional wisdom, to my knowledge, is that recently fledged young
>> plus mostly adult females yield higher number of hummers at feeders and
>> their frequency of visits is increased to fatten up for migration. Many
>> adult males have already started to migrate and their numbers are much
>> lower than adult females and immatures .
>>
>> I was posed with the statement/question below and am sending it out to
>> these two groups for help with a response.
>>
>> "As fledged birds learn sources of food from their parents, if their first
>> exposure are artificial feeders, artificial feeders could become part of
>> their 'search image', and perhaps even a preference that supersedes other
>> natural and more nutritional food sources. The fact that the newly fledged
>> hummingbirds are targeting feeders so early in their learning might not be
>> the best for them in the long run?"
>>
>> The person who posed the question asked if it is appropriate to take down
>> feeders to prevent young birds from imprinting on them.I have been told by
>> hummer banders to leave feeders up into winter to provide a food source.
>>
>> *What is the best schedule to feed and simultaneously protect young hummers
>> from the kindness of human feeders??*
>>
>> Please respond to all so both PA and DE subscribers can see the discussion.
>>
>> *Rob*
>>
>> Robert W. Blye
>> 34603 Doe Run
>> Lewes DE 19958-3332
>> 302 945-8618
>> 610 213-2413 mobile
>>
>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DE-BIRDS
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>>
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> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 12:36:31 -0400
> From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
> Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
>
> See Scott Weidensaul's discussion of hummer feeding.
>
> *Rob*
>
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
> 610 213-2413 mobile
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...>
> Date: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 12:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Feeding late summer hummingbirds in the mid-Atlantic
> To: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
> Cc: “PABIRDS“ <PABIRDS...>
>
>
> Rob,
>
> The concern assumes that other sources of food are more nutritious than a
> 4:1 sugar water mixture in a feeder — a common misconception. Flower nectar
> and a white cane sugar/water mix are essentially identical sucrose fluids,
> and both effectively provide the carbohydrate boost that hummers need to
> pursue the insects and other small arthropods that make up as much as 40
> percent of their daily diet…the reason that your correspondent should not
> worry about young hummers getting an unbalanced diet from their feeders.
>
> For that reason, we all should avoid any “nutritional supplements” sold for
> hummingbird food, since they are 1) not necessary and 2) may speed rapidity
> with which the sugar water spoils, especially in warm weather. (Similarly,
> avoid new products that claim to deter spoilage — hummingbird experts are
> deeply suspicious about the safety of such additives. If you’re too lazy to
> clean your feeders and replace your nectar every few days, I’d respectfully
> suggest you not feed hummers.) The only time nutritionally balanced liquid
> food is necessary is for captive hummingbirds without the chance to forage
> naturally.
>
> Yes, I know, white sugar is dangerous junk food for humans — but hummers
> aren’t humans. Four parts water and one part white sugar neatly replicates
> what they’re getting from flowers. It’s also worth reminding folks that
> substitutions are dangerous. Organic/brown/turbinado sugar or molasses can
> pack fatally high levels of iron, to which hummers are exquisitely
> sensitive, while honey, once diluted, becomes a stew of dangerous bacteria
> and fungi. And believe it or not, at least once a year someone emails me to
> ask if it’s OK to feed artificial sweetener “so my hummers don’t get fat.”
> They need to get fat…that’s what fuels their migration.
>
> Scott Weidensaul
> Schuylkill Haven, PA
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Aug 3, 2018, at 11:30 AM, Rob Blye <rwblye...> wrote:
>>
>> Hummingbird feeding enthusiasts:
>>
>> I have had several replies and responses to my earlier message on DE Birds
>> about a "Feeding Frenzy" with respect to an increase in the number and
>> frequency of ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting our sugar water feeders.
>>
>> The conventional wisdom, to my knowledge, is that recently fledged young
>> plus mostly adult females yield higher number of hummers at feeders and
>> their frequency of visits is increased to fatten up for migration. Many
>> adult males have already started to migrate and their numbers are much
>> lower than adult females and immatures .
>>
>> I was posed with the statement/question below and am sending it out to
>> these two groups for help with a response.
>>
>> "As fledged birds learn sources of food from their parents, if their first
>> exposure are artificial feeders, artificial feeders could become part of
>> their 'search image', and perhaps even a preference that supersedes other
>> natural and more nutritional food sources. The fact that the newly
> fledged
>> hummingbirds are targeting feeders so early in their learning might not be
>> the best for them in the long run?"
>>
>> The person who posed the question asked if it is appropriate to take down
>> feeders to prevent young birds from imprinting on them.I have been told by
>> hummer banders to leave feeders up into winter to provide a food source.
>>
>> *What is the best schedule to feed and simultaneously protect young
> hummers
>> from the kindness of human feeders??*
>>
>> Please respond to all so both PA and DE subscribers can see the
> discussion.
>>
>> *Rob*
>>
>> Robert W. Blye
>> 34603 Doe Run
>> Lewes DE 19958-3332
>> 302 945-8618
>> 610 213-2413 mobile
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Date: 8/3/18 3:35 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] BLACK, ROYAL TERNS Strat Point
6:28 pm 3 Aug 2018 Milford Point Sandbars: a black tern just landed on
westernmost exposed sandbar as the tide falls. Thousands of SESAs, hundreds
if common terns, scores of sanderlings, tens of oystercatchers, ruddy
turnstones, BBPLs, and semipalmated plovers. One each of piping plover and
short-billed dowitcher. No royal or Caspian... yet.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> 8/2. Stratford, Stratford Point - Among the Common Tern flock (270) this
> afternoon was a non-breeding plumaged BLACK TERN (3:40) and a flyby adult
> ROYAL TERN, headed south into Sound 3:15.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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Date: 8/3/18 2:38 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital BRIDLED TERN - NY
8/3. A/the BRIDLED TERN was reported from Great Gull Is., Suffolk Co., New York today.  It's probably the same bird that appeared there the past two years AND the same one that frequented Falkner Is. in Guilford last summer.Those riding the New London ferry for shearwaters, etc., should be on the lookout for this rarity.
From the NY list-serve:An adult Bridled Tern was discovered today on the north east side of Great Gull Island. This is the third summer in a row it/one has spent part of the late summer here. Unfortunately, the island is a research station and landing is not permitted.



Shearwater numbers are down today, but yesterday morning there were hundreds of Shearwaters, mostly Cory�s and Great with less than 5 Sooty and 2 Manx. At minimum 5 Parasitic Jaegers were working the Tern flocks around the island.



Good birding,

Sean Sime

Brooklyn, NY


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Date: 8/2/18 5:17 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwaters still being seen in the eastern LI sound
8/2/18. We went on the Cross Sound Ferry today and saw the following:



New London to Orient Point (11 am):

CT waters: No pelagics

NY waters: 2 Cory's Shearwaters



Orient Point to New London (1 pm):

NY waters: 4 Cory's Shearwaters, 2 Great Shearwaters, and one Black Tern
flying east to west

CT waters: 1 Cory's Shearwater



The return trip may be more productive as it goes out further east in the
sound.



Interesting that people are seeing shearwaters, but very few storm-petrels.



Let's hope the pelagics stick around in the sound for a few more weeks!



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge





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Date: 8/2/18 3:12 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kellogg center, derby
Very active here!
Male indigo bunting flying between flowers and small saplings providing great views. Also a young bunting. Plus eastern kingbirds chasing a RTHA. Not to mention I just got here so plenty more to see

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 8/2/18 1:07 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BLACK, ROYAL TERNS Strat Point
8/2. Stratford, Stratford Point - Among the Common Tern flock (270) this afternoon was a non-breeding plumaged BLACK TERN (3:40) and a flyby adult ROYAL TERN, headed south into Sound 3:15.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/2/18 12:57 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Smith Richardson Volunteer Day Save the date
What: Forest Restoration Volunteer Day
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: H. Smith Richardson Preserve, south parcel, Sasco Creek Rd., Westport
The Connecticut Audubon Society is restoring a 38-acre coastal forest at our H. Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport. We have already prepared the land, planted over 300 trees and shrubs and flagged the landscape for the reception of our final planting effort. On Saturday, November 3 we will be planting several hundred native trees and shrubs that are beneficial to wildlife. Come join us for a day of planting and fun! All the holes have been dug and we a looking for volunteers of all ages to help us get these important plants in the ground. Bring gloves and shovels and give us a much-needed helping hand and help us turn Smith Richardson into a prime destination for migrating birds and for birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

For more information contact:
Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation
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The H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve restoration effort was made possible by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Long Island Sound Futures Fund.

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director

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Date: 8/2/18 8:14 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Short Beach STILT and WR Sands
8/2. Stratford, Short Beach - I waded out onto Housatonic River sandflats at low tide this morning. No rare terns among 485 Common Terns. About 21% were juveniles. But highlights were an adult STILT SANDPIPER (my first of year), and an adult WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ( my first of season). Photos of both. Beautiful and peaceful out there. Note: $20 parking fee charged for our-of/town vehicles.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/2/18 3:04 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NY Times birds and climate article
8/2. Dr. Morgan Tingley, UConn ecologist and CT Bird Atlas team member, is featured in a New York Times article on California birds and their adaptations to climate change. It’s an excellent study and article.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/science/california-birds-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/1/18 5:21 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
8/1 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, overcast,
80F, low tide rising.
The Purple Martin condos are very active with adults and juveniles.
Our osprey parents spent the morning either on the perch together or one on
the nest, along with the chick. chick is feathering out nicely and
growing. There was a second pair of ospreys circling occasionally, to
which our ospreys let out many calls.
On the marsh;
3 Great Egrets, 4 Snowy Egrets, 8 Mute Swans, 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2
Semipalmated Plovers, 11 Black Ducks, 5 Common Terns flew by, about 100
"peeps" which I couldn't identify, 1 fly-by juvenile Yellow Crowned night
heron and 2 D.C. Cormorants.
On the grounds:
1 Song sparrow, 1 Cardinal, 1 singing House Wren, 3 Mourning doves9 2
adults & 1 fledged), 1 female House finch.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 8/1/18 11:38 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] House Wrens and Other Nesters
This morning at 6:30, my House Wrens fledged 3 babies, their third brood of the season, 2 in a straw hat on the patio wall, the middle in a bluebird box. A second pair fledged one lot from another bluebird box previously occupied by chickadees. Bluebirds have raised two broods in two different boxes, plus 5 eggs destroyed by house sparrows (they were not successful) and tree swallows fledged 5 babies in the box now holding 5 newly-hatched bluebirds. Confused? My yard has been busy - sort of musical chairs in man-made nests!!! The great blue heron is back on the stream - hmmm?
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 8/1/18 9:11 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummers in New Britain
Finally getting RT Hummingbirds at my feeders! Also great close-up look at a G B Heron this morning in Kensington.


Robert Jase
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Date: 8/1/18 8:29 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern Stratford
8/1. Stratford. Stefan Martin reported a CASPIAN TERN among 500 Terns (mostly Common no doubt) in the Housatonic River mouth, viewed from Stratford Point this morning.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/31/18 4:50 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!!
Dear LovesToGarden,

You may also want to acquire the excellent new birding guide by Frank Gallo:

UPNEBookPartners - Birding in Connecticut: Frank Gallo
<https://www.upne.com/0819576354.html>

https://www.upne.com/0819576354.html


Regards,
Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT




Subject: Info and suggestions wanted!
Date: Tue Jul 31 2018 6:28 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org

I recently moved to Chester and want to know the best birding spots nearby.
Would people make suggestions please?

Also, can anyone suggest places along the CT River for birding?

Thank you!
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Date: 7/31/18 11:54 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sooty Shearwaters
New London Ferry- CT waters -2 Sooty Shearwaters,Great and Cory’s Shearwaters

Tina Green
With the Group
Westport
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Date: 7/31/18 11:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Shearwaters and jaegers
New London Ferry- NY waters,1 Sooty, 15 Cory’s, & 4 Great
Shearwaters, 2 Parasitic Jaegers(10:00am Ferry)
We are now on the ferry again with Dave Provencher, Phil Rusch, & Frank Gallo(2:00pm)
Will update any new birds later.

Tina Green
with SaraZagorski, Will Schenck, John Oshlick
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Date: 7/31/18 10:15 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] North Shore Road in Bantam (Litchfield), , CT to be closed
Just noted on the Facebook page of White Memorial Conservation Center that North Shore Road in Bantam (Litchfield, CT) will be closed because of repairs required to the bridge over the Bantam River. The dates for this closure will be August 1, 2018 till the end of November 2018.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 7/31/18 7:07 am
From: Christine Hammond via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!
Hello!

I am very new birder, less than 3 months, but I think Chester has nice diversity of habitats. While these aren’t "hot spots" like Hammonasset, there is Cockaponset State Forest, which can be accessed from Butter Jones Road (cross street is Rt. 148, west from the village). I also love to walk through the marsh off Dock Road, which is accessed near the ferry crossing.

In Essex, Riverview Cemetery is on the CT River, which is good year round and during the winter, eagles are easy to spot from there. It’s off North Main St.

Finally, RiverQuest Boat trips from Haddam, easy to find info online, is always fun and their Selden Island trip is usually packed with serious and experienced birders! The upcoming swallow trips are amazing too.

Welcome to Chester!

Christy Hammond
Chester



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> I recently moved to Chester and want to know the best birding spots nearby. Would people make suggestions please?
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Date: 7/31/18 4:40 am
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!
Hamanassett state park


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Subject: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!

I recently moved to Chester and want to know the best birding spots nearby.  Would people make suggestions please?
Also, can anyone suggest places along the CT River for birding?
Thank you!
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Date: 7/31/18 4:28 am
From: lovestogarden via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Info and suggestions wanted!
I recently moved to Chester and want to know the best birding spots nearby.  Would people make suggestions please?
Also, can anyone suggest places along the CT River for birding?
Thank you!
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Date: 7/30/18 2:51 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Westport-Sherwood Island-
juvenile Northern Harrier hunting over the model airplane field and being chased by 2 Osprey, Black Tern flying west over LI sound,700 Red-winged
Blackbirds migrating west

Cockenoe Island-Red-necked Grebe continues,250+ Common Terns including a dozen juveniles roosting on the “Tern bar”, 30 Ruddy Turnstones

Tina Green
In part with Bob Miller &
AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 7/30/18 11:00 am
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford yard birds

A nice family of House Wrens , two parents and at least three offspring, nesting in a house set up under the soffit of my house. Fledging any day now. Hearing a Carolina Wren every day. I have Hummingbirds coming by all day, males and females, hard to say how many of each. Have syrup feeders up. Mockers never here, too wooded .
I have seed and suet feeders up, although I had to stop for a while because the grackles were numerous and insatiable.
Susanne Shrader

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Date: 7/30/18 9:52 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Sedge Wren
7/30/18 Cassidy Road
12:00 to present, Sedge Wren singing its textbook song along the dirt road which starts at the bar gate on the east side of Cassidy Road. This bird seen and heard by another birder earlier but the bird moved back up the field to the dirt road. Being heard well by Adrian Lewis and Liz Jamison.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 7/30/18 7:32 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] singing Winter Wren
Hi Alex,
Thanks for mentioning this observation.  Winter wrens nest along the Fenton River, but I'm not sure if we have a record for the atlas for that block yet.  I'll pass your note to the person covering the block.
I'll also take this opportunity to remind everyone that, for incidental observations like this one, there is no need to go through the person who is in charge of a block to submit records to the atlas. 

If you use eBird just enter the appropriate breeding code and share your checklist with ctbirdatlas. Instructions here:
http://ctbirdatlas.com/Surveys-Incidental-observations.htm

If you don't use eBird, then you can just submit the record on an incidental observation form, available here:http://ctbirdatlas.com/Surveys-Data-forms.htm
If you just post your observation on the listserve there is no guarantee that we will receive it because not everyone who has taken on a block is on the list, and even though I am on the list there are many days when I don't have time to read every message. Submitting the data directly is the best way to ensure it gets included in the atlas. 

Many thanks to all,Chris




Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:31:45 -0400
From: Alex Delehanty <alexdelehanty...>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] singing Winter Wren
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FYI whoever has the block that includes 99 Wildwood Road
Storrs-Mansfield...there is a Winter Wren singing its little heart out at
this location.
Alex
Storrs

 Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/29/18 8:30 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jaeger and Shearwaters south of Little Gull Island
Dave, Nick, Glenn, Phil, Frank:

Regarding your excellent results today south of Little Gull Island, any
idea what species or types of fish? Assuming the concentration of fish was
the major attraction.


By the way, for comparison, on thursday July 26th, 2018 at Great Gull
Island the seabird show was winding down, but still impressive...

eBird Checklist – Great Gull Island, Suffolk County, New York, US – Thu Jul
26, 2018 – 22 species (+1 other taxa)
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47472731>

275 Cory's, 350 Great, 60 Sooty, 1 Manx Shearwater..... and 1 Parasitic
Jaeger.

What a week for our state's mini-ocean !!
Tom
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Date: 7/29/18 6:09 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Are we next?


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Just learned that a Black Bellied Whistling Duck was photographed as it flew into Rhode Island from Westport, Massachusetts flying southwest toward the coast. I believe this is a first state record for Rhode Island. After the other recent reports in Vermont and New York maybe (hopefully) we will be next!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/29/18 5:39 pm
From: Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry Highlights
Took the 1:00 John H (which did not depart until 1:25 for some reason).

Out-going
CT Waters
6 Common Terns
That's it.

NY Waters
5 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Roseate Terns

Return Trip 3:30pm depart
NY Waters
4 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater

CT Waters
2 Great Shearwaters - shortly after crossing - stayed in front of bow for several minutes
No Cory's in CT

Jason Rieger & Anthony Rieger
Wallingford

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Date: 7/29/18 5:23 pm
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Herons in Gales Ferry, Griswold; come birding with us in Pachaug Forest 8/19!
At least two great egrets were in Poquetanuck Cove on Friday afternoon (Gales Ferry) along with a great blue heron.  Saturday  at the Heron Marsh (Griswold) one great blue heron on the other side of the marsh and one green heron at 20:00.
Friends of Pachuag Forest has organized a birding event in Pachuag Forest on August 19, 9:00 and has asked me to assist.  We are going to meet at 9 at the Rt. 201 entrance and hike to the Heron Marsh.  We should conclude well before the heat of middday as it's under a mile of a grassy trail each way.  This way people can visit whichever locations they feel inclined to as most hotspots are easily accessed with off-trail parking, and some are interested to visit the Lee Rd. property responsible for all the controversy within our beleaguered state administration.  No RSVP needed but you can contact me if needed.  Please help me find birds because I only want to photograph insects for over a year now!
Brian Williams  
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Date: 7/29/18 4:53 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gulls etc.
7/29/2018

Blackrock - ash creek and st. Mary’s.
From 7:00-7:40
Ash creek - low tide - at least 25+ great egrets, few snowy egrets, 10+ great blue herons, 1 little blue heron, 15+ Black-crowned night-herons (including some young), 4+ yellow-crowned night herons (all adults). No shore birds.

Off of st. Mary’s there was a flock of 300-400 gulls flying off of the light house (at end of seaside park) appeared to be some Laughing Gulls.

No terns off of st. Mary’s.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 7/29/18 1:48 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Hill and Hartford


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This afternoon seen at the Rocky Hill Meadows Cliff Swallow and at Riverside Park Great Egret.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 7/29/18 11:11 am
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Missing West Hartford Birds?
This year I have had only 1 hummingbird come to my feeders, where in past
years there were always 4, 5, even more.

No mockingbirds instead of the 2 or 3 we usually have.

Only 2 catbirds who came very late, but at least they are very visible and
active, very smart about getting the suet.

No house wrens instead of the two to four pairs we usually have.

Plenty of sparrows, gold finches, and an occasional chickadee, far fewer
than usual.

6 or more woodpeckers and their young, especially Red-bellied, Downy, and
Hairy.

2 nuthatches regularly at feeders.

My usual pair of Carolina wrens came early this spring and did what they
always do: make lots of noise at 3:30 AM; devour the suet at the window
feeders; sleep at night in our hanging flowerpots, and fly under our canvas
gazebo to land on the chair backs, and scold us loudly until we give up and
go inside. Then about three weeks ago they vanished. I am so sad.

I wonder if this is because of the many cowbirds we've been seeing. Never
had them before, and after we saw the first pair on the suet, they were
soon followed by many many offspring who are still here. Did the mating
pair succeed in uprooting all my wrens, I wonder.

Katherine Kuckens
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Date: 7/29/18 11:06 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian tern
7/29/2018 Stratford CT

In Stratford at Knapps Landing had a Caspian Tern fly by heading towards Milford point about 1:15. Also had a handful of common terns and 5 laughing gulls with 1 Bonepartes Gull mixed in.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 7/29/18 10:50 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sedge Wren
Russ Naylor alerted me to a singing Sedge Wren that he found at Cassidy Road in Southbury this morning. On the east side of the road in wet grasses near the farm access road that leads up to the new apple orchard. A few snapshots here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Date: 7/29/18 10:06 am
From: Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LI Sound Shearwater
New London to Orient Point Ferry 8 am 7/29/18
Roseate Terns in CT Waters and a lone Cory’s Shearwater in NY waters, patrolling the rips just north of the Orient Pt Lighthouse at south end of Plum Island.
Ferry ride back saw almost no birds in the Sound after leaving those rips.

Paul Wolter
Branford

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Date: 7/29/18 9:52 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Jaeger Shearwaters
These birds were seen from Nick's boat but the CT birds were right on the ferry route.

Provencher


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1 Parasitic Jaeger and 2 Cory's Shearwater in Ct. 1800 shearwaters (4
species) and 2Jaegers in NY waters so far...

Dave Provencher, Nick Bonomo, Phil Rusch, Glenn Williams, Frank Gallo.
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Date: 7/29/18 8:24 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Jaeger Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger and 2 Cory's Shearwater in Ct. 1800 shearwaters (4
species) and 2Jaegers in NY waters so far...

Dave Provencher, Nick Bonomo, Phil Rusch, Glenn Williams, Frank Gallo.
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Date: 7/29/18 7:51 am
From: James Muchmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point
It was my time at Milford Point this morning. Most notable bird 1 Saltmarsh Sparrow.
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Date: 7/29/18 7:45 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] missing birds in West Hartford
Mockingbirds seem much less common this year -- I've only seen a few on traveling in CT. But I have at least three hummingbirds at home, with two males arguing over the feeder. I also have a good, healthy family of catbirds and have a pair of wrens nesting somewhere close.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On July 29, 2018 at 10:02 AM Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Haven’t seen Mocking birds, Humming birds, Cat birds or Wrens. Either I’m miss seeing them or they are not here.
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Date: 7/29/18 7:03 am
From: Tarponted via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] missing birds in West Hartford
Haven’t seen Mocking birds, Humming birds, Cat birds or Wrens. Either I’m miss seeing them or they are not here.
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Date: 7/28/18 7:11 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds and seals
Some highlights birding by boat today:

Milford Pt sandbars - ROYAL TERN

On “No Wake” buoy just south of Birdseye ramp in Stratford - FORSTER’S TERN

Falkner Island and Goose Rocks, Guilford - 7 ROSEATE TERNS and some 20(!) Gray Seals on Goose. I do not remember seeing any seals while searching for Terns out here last summer. One of the seals was just wailing away. Are they breeding out there?!?

Clinton breakwater - 3 COMMON EIDER

Westbrook, Duck Island - two juv LITTLE BLUE HERONS

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 7/28/18 9:35 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whimbrel and Red-necked Grebe Norwalk Islands
Today 5am-9am

Whimbrel flying west onto Grassy Island with its very noticeable long down curved bill.

Red-necked Grebe diving for food on the north side of Cockenoe Island.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 7/28/18 5:26 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Caspian Tern
Westport- Grace Salmon Park-
Caspian Tern circling over river and then flew back downstream.
Shorebirds are beginning to show up at this location and Gorham Island.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/27/18 1:37 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen from the parking lot at King’s Island W M A 7 Common Mergansers all in female plumage. What was interesting is that they allowed a very close approach which is unusual in this species. Also, just up the road seen near the dog pound Blue Winged Warbler and 2 American Redstarts indicative of migration.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 7/27/18 11:32 am
From: Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] singing Winter Wren
FYI whoever has the block that includes 99 Wildwood Road
Storrs-Mansfield...there is a Winter Wren singing its little heart out at
this location.
Alex
Storrs
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Date: 7/27/18 10:43 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ballot Question re protection of Connecticut public lands
Hi all,

As many of you are no doubt aware, there is a vitally important ballot question to vote on this coming November. It concerns an amendment to the Connecticut state constitution designed to protect public lands from being surreptitiously sold off to private interests. (Yes, I'm biased in favor. So sue me.)

The text of the question reads as follow:

"Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require (1) a public hearing and the enactment of legislation limited in subject matter to the transfer, sale or disposition of state- owned or state-controlled real property or interests in real property in order for the General Assembly to require a state agency to sell, transfer or dispose of any real property or interest in real property that is under the custody or control of the agency, and (2) if such property is under the custody or control of the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, that such enactment of legislation be passed by a two-thirds vote of the total membership of each house of the General Assembly?"

For more information, go to this site:

https://www.ctwoodlands.org/public-policy/protect-public-lands-november-6th

John Weeks
North Granby
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Date: 7/27/18 9:19 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Shearwaters
27 July 2018 Cross Sound Ferry MV John H: I took the 9:00 ferry from New
London and did not see much on the way out, the fog lifting a fair distance
from the mouth of the Thames. In NY waters I saw Wilson Storm-petrels, a
distant shearwater, and a parasitic jaeger. On the return back in CT waters
I saw two Wilson Storm-petrels, a Cory's shearwater, and a jaeger.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> New London Ferry(CT)- Great and Cory Shearwaters, multiple Wilson’s Storm
> Petrels
>
> Tina Green
> with Sara Zagorski, Maggie Peretto, John Oshlick
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Date: 7/27/18 5:29 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SE CT seabirds-no
Hoping for something approaching Bob's morning yesterday, I hit the SE coast for a few hours this morning.  It was so foggy, that if there was anything going on in the Sound, I probably couldn't have seen it.  Ender's Island and Stonington Point checked.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/27/18 4:27 am
From: Joseph Cala via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Shorebirds?
I've not seen any updates from Hammo this week? I have to assume there are
plenty of puddles- has anyone checked in there this week?
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Date: 7/26/18 5:11 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Sandy Point Whimbrel
Not too many shorebirds on the inner leg of West Haven’s Sandy Point at dead low, evening tide. But a whimbrel on the salt pond flats. Took off toward the west at 6:22pm. Also clapper rails and salt marsh sparrow. aronson
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Date: 7/26/18 3:55 pm
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummers aplenty
In the last three days I have had a significant increase in the
Hummingbirds visiting my feeder. The kids and Moms are now coming. Love
watching the newbies checking out the feeder.

--
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Date: 7/26/18 1:56 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] hummingbird feeder
I hope that's what it is. I would hate to think I contributed to the
sickness or worse of one of my hummers due to a fungus infection.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 1:26 PM, Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <
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> Could the white spot be spider web? I often see our hummers with a bit of
> spider web on their bills in the summer.
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Date: 7/26/18 10:42 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt highlights
7/26. Milford, Milford Pt . While out on a stint-search, I saw 13 species of shorebirds (1 PECTORAL, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 WESTERN, 2400 SEMIPALMATED), 1 FORSTER’S Tern among 300 Common Terns, 2 Common Loons, etc.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/26/18 10:27 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] hummingbird feeder
Could the white spot be spider web? I often see our hummers with a bit of
spider web on their bills in the summer.

Cindi Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 7/26/18 9:12 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avery Point, Groton
A brief late morning scan at Avery Point revealed no tubenoses, but a couple of other interesting birds:
1 summering Black Scoter hen, right off the point1 summering Great Cormorant! On Black Rock with several Double-crested1 summering Common Eider hen off of Shore Rd. near Eastern Point
At Eastern Point Rd. Pond, the water level is rather high so no shorebirds. There was the adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron however
Dylan
Waterford
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Date: 7/26/18 5:58 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwaters
New London Ferry(CT)- Great and Cory Shearwaters, multiple Wilson’s Storm Petrels

Tina Green
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Date: 7/26/18 4:51 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point shearwaters this morning
I just got this from Bob Dewire:

"Hi Glenn:  Just had a large show of Cory's Shearwaters off Stonington Point flying east through Fisher's island Sound heading out over the east end of the island.  I estimated 150 birds between 6:30 and 7:00 am.  When I left, there were a few birds still going through.  A few were in Ct. waters, but virtually all were in NY waters.  I had 1 Sooty Shearwater in NY waters and 1 Great Shearwater in CT waters.  It flew across the end of the point inside the breakwater.  Probably worth early morning checks while this weather holds.  Bob"

Glenn Williams, for Bob Dewire
Mystic

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Date: 7/25/18 7:14 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Warning - Long Beach bites
Went to end of Long Beach Blvd.yesterday and got attacked by a horde of
Black Flies. My legs are raw today from scratching bites. I should have
read Frank Gallo's book before going. He said "Don't go there without DEET.
" Boy was he right...
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Date: 7/25/18 6:57 pm
From: Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Island Ferry - shearwaters 5-8pm
Severin Uebbing and I took the 5pm ferry from New London to Orient Point after the recent reports. On the leg to LI we had a constant company of shearwaters! Total conservative counts:

15 Cory’s shearwater (5 CT, 10 NY)
18 Great shearwater (12 CT, 6 NY)
7 Sooty shearwater (4 CT, 3 NY)

On the 7pm return ferry:
8 Cory’s shearwater (2 NY, 6 CT)
3 Great shearwater (all NY)

Also had a feeding frenzy of terns and gulls with some of the large shearwaters mixed in just off the western tip of Plum Island where the ferry passes by.

We managed to get photos of all three shearwaters although not all in CT waters. Will get posted on eBird later.

Many thanks to all who made reports today and yesterday, and wishing luck for tomorrow!!

Acadia Kocher
New Haven

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Date: 7/25/18 5:25 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] shearwater images
Hi all, a few record photos of today's three shearwater ferry ride can be
seen here:

https://www.shorebirder.com/2018/07/ct-shearwater-bonanza.html

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 7/25/18 1:30 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LI ferry 2pm return trip - Orient Pt to New London
On the return trip from Orient Point to New London, I saw no pelagic species in Connecticut waters.  I did have 7 Cory's Shearwaters, 3 Great Shearwaters, and 2 Wilson's Storm-Petrels very near the NY/CT border.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/25/18 12:37 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Milford - Osprey
1 pm - Osprey on dead tree by marsh on Route 37 west
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/25/18 11:20 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/25 Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, Milford. 10am-1PM,. high tide,
then receding. 80F, overcast & rain.
The Purple Martin condos are active. I saw 7 fledglings, 3 chicks poking
their heads out of a gourd, 19 adults. On the marsh edge near the martin
condos, 1 Least Sandpiper, 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers. At 10 am the female
osprey brought in a branch-male was on perch, chick in nest. Around
10:50am, the female returned with a fish which she was eating on the perch
. Around 11:20am, she went to the nest to feed the chick. Both adults were
on the perch and the chick in the nest when I left.
On the grounds: Common grackles, Starlings, 1 House wren, 4 Red winged
blackbirds, 9 House finches (females and juveniles), 1 Cardinal, 1
Mockingbird, 1 Catbird, 3 Robins, 4 Mourning doves, 1 female Orchard oriole
in Cardinal flowers, 1 Song sparrow, 7 pigeons flew by 2 Tree swallows.
On marsh: 1 Snowy Egret, 1 Great Egret (flyovers), 1 juvenile Yellow
crowned night heron eating crabs, 7 mute swans.
and 1 Woodchuck.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 7/25/18 11:11 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbird feeder
I just removed my hummingbird feeder after seeing a hummer with a white
spot on the bill. I had been diligent about changing the sugar water and
scrubbing the bowl and cap with hot water and a brush- but maybe not
diligent enough. Some claim it has to be changed every day in the summer. I
think I'll just plant some flowers instead. I hope the hummer will be ok.
Check your hummers carefully.
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Date: 7/25/18 10:55 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LI ferry birds 12 pm boat
At the CT/NY border, seen first in CT waters then flew SE into NY waters:
25 Cory's Shearwaters, 2 Great Shearwaters, 4 Sooty Shearwaters
In NY waters only - 1 Parasitic Jaeger
All shearwaters were first seen on the water relatively close to the ferry.  Shortly after seeing them, they took flight. It was raining and I was concentrating on the Sootys so I did not count carefully.
Glenn WilliamsMystic

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Date: 7/25/18 7:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Seabirds - NL ferry
The 9am return from Orient was even better: single GREAT, SOOTY, and CORY’S SHEARWATERS and 4 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS in CT. In NY many GRSH, 1 SOOTY, 1 No GANNET and 1 CASPIAN TERN.

Mantlik

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> On Jul 25, 2018, at 8:47 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 7/25. Long Is. Sound, New London ferry. Five of us rode the 7am New London ferry to Orient, NY ( where we are now). There weren’t a lot of birds, but in CT we saw 1 GREAT SHEARWATER, 4 CORY’S SHEARWATERS, and 1 WILSON’S STORM-PETREL. Photos obtained of most. In NY we saw 2 CORY’S SHEARWATERS, 1 WILSON’S STORM-PETREL and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS.
> Return trip soon.
>
> Another ferry-riding birder yesterday reported to eBird that he saw 5 CORY’S and 1 GREAT SHEARWATER in CT waters.
>
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Date: 7/25/18 5:48 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seabirds - NL ferry
7/25. Long Is. Sound, New London ferry. Five of us rode the 7am New London ferry to Orient, NY ( where we are now). There weren’t a lot of birds, but in CT we saw 1 GREAT SHEARWATER, 4 CORY’S SHEARWATERS, and 1 WILSON’S STORM-PETREL. Photos obtained of most. In NY we saw 2 CORY’S SHEARWATERS, 1 WILSON’S STORM-PETREL and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS.
Return trip soon.

Another ferry-riding birder yesterday reported to eBird that he saw 5 CORY’S and 1 GREAT SHEARWATER in CT waters.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/25/18 3:17 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sunglasses lost at Milford Point
I lost my sunglasses out on the sandbar yesterday. They have oval lenses. If you find them please leave them at the office with Louise. Thanks.

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Date: 7/24/18 7:19 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mama merganser and many chicks- NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/science/merganser-ducklings-photo.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=wide&state=standard&contentPlacement=1&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2018%2F07%2F24%2Fscience%2Fmerganser-ducklings-photo.html&eventName=Watching-article-click
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Date: 7/24/18 3:30 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern Stratford
7/24. Stratford Point - adult ROYAL TERN flew south past coastal bluff at 5:55pm.

Frank Mantlik, with Stefan Martin

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Date: 7/24/18 3:11 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern
Seen at Milford Coastal Center outer bar at 2:30 with daughter Ellynne:
continuing Caspian Tern parked on beach amid Common Terns and Least Terns
(Least Terns also feeding), Dunlin in summer plumage with black belly,
Sanderlings (male and female in summer plumage), usual Black-Backed and
Herring Gulls, Cormorants, Mute Swans and Purple Martins still present.

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:43 PM, Dan Rottino via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Milford Coastal Center at 12:30pm flying over the marsh side at least one
> CASPIAN TERN at a distance, scoped from the parking area platform. Also a
> LITTLE BLUE HERON closer to platform. Earlier a WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen
> with Steve Specter and RED KNOT with Frank Mantlik.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
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Date: 7/24/18 9:44 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern
Milford Coastal Center at 12:30pm flying over the marsh side at least one CASPIAN TERN at a distance, scoped from the parking area platform. Also a LITTLE BLUE HERON closer to platform. Earlier a WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen with Steve Specter and RED KNOT with Frank Mantlik.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 7/23/18 1:42 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FYI inland shorebirds
Hi all, I noticed today on the surrounding states' listservs that this very
inclement weather has downed many shorebirds at inland locations. Something
to keep an eye on today and for the next few days, until this unstable air
mass moves out.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 7/23/18 9:41 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT bird atlas - blog posts
Hi everyone,
I've not posted here every time we put something new on the blog, but we have two recent posts that might be of wide interest.
The first is a caution about when to use the FL (fledged young) breeding code, now that many young birds are moving around and can be seen far from where they hatched:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/07/21/the-trouble-with-fledglings/

The second includes some (very preliminary) data summaries, including maps of survey effort and species counts:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/07/23/mid-summer-atlas-update/
Lots of data is not yet incorporated into our data base, so maps will change as we add all this additional information, but I thought everyone would be interested to see the great progress that has already been made.
Chris
 Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT <elphick...>
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Date: 7/23/18 9:18 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point shorebirds!
7/23. Milford, CT Audubon Coastal Ctr at Milford Point - It is mid-July, but shorebirds are on the move, and Tern numbers are gradually building. Highlights from 2 hours on sandbar this morning:
13 species of shorebirds including about 2000 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 WHIMBRELS, 1 gorgeous RED KNOT, 1 adult WESTERN SANDPIPER, 1 Dunlin (apparently summering). Also 104 Common Terns, 2 Least Terns, 1 Immature BONAPARTE’S GULL.
Inexperienced shorebirders should be aware that Sanderlings now (with their reddish necks) can superficially resemble much rarer Stints.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/23/18 8:08 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Job Opening With the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Job opening at the Connecticut Audubon Society: The Director of the Southwest Region is a senior management position responsible for the operations, fiscal management, programming, and maintenance of the Center at Fairfield, Birdcraft Museum, and the Coastal Center at Milford Point as well as their relationships with the their regional advisory boards and within their communities.



The Director is a highly visible, energetic, and organized leader with a demonstrated passion for conservation. The Director is an active member of the Fairfield, Bridgeport and Milford regional communities and works in concert with other CAS staff to carry out the mission of the Connecticut Audubon Society. The Director shares our organization's value in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our boards, staff, and program participants. Please see the below link for more details and how to apply.

https://www.ctaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SW-Regional-Director-Description.pdf



Patrick M. Comins

Executive Director

314 Unquowa Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

203-259-0416 x107

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Date: 7/22/18 2:56 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Not getting CT Birds emails
Roy,
The last couple days I have not been getting the CT Birds emails.Can you check to see what happened?
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Date: 7/22/18 1:46 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nesting Cedar waxwing Easton
On Valley road in Easton - cedar waxwing sitting on nest.
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Date: 7/22/18 11:23 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mississippi Kites
7/22 Monroe 1:58-2:06 both bird at the corner of Sherwood Ln and Greenacre Dr in the dead trees be hide 15 Greenacre Dr than flew south.
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 7/22/18 10:04 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Roseates
Late this morning at least two Roseate Terns were feeding with Common Terns in the vicinity of the jetty at Meigs Point, Hammonasset Beach SP.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Date: 7/22/18 8:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Pt Black Tern
Spotted earlier flying east on east side of breakwater, but now feeding west of breakwater

Tina Green
Westport
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