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7/18/19 1:28 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo rainpools & shorebirds
7/18/19 11:38 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Passerine Migration
7/18/19 11:15 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport SBDowitchers
7/18/19 9:48 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NYTimes.com: Florence Merriam Bailey, Who Defined Modern Bird-Watching
7/18/19 6:27 am spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT birder on podcast
7/18/19 4:49 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shorebirds on the move
7/17/19 9:59 pm Edward Pullen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT birder on podcast
7/17/19 5:33 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] ...and there are COA Workshops in August!
7/17/19 5:05 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA/CBS Workshop this weekend!
7/17/19 3:43 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/16/19 5:55 pm Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Speaking of birds we see all the time
7/16/19 5:09 pm Bill Karpowicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle & Osprey
7/16/19 11:01 am Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] [Extralimital] NY Bridled Tern w/ CT Audubon
7/16/19 9:19 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagles
7/16/19 9:16 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point Western Sandpipers
7/16/19 7:49 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Crossbills
7/16/19 4:15 am Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Greenwich Baltimore Oriole
7/15/19 2:36 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red Crossbills
7/15/19 2:06 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norfolk Red Crossbills
7/15/19 1:58 pm Kathy Edwards via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4520, Issue 1
7/15/19 1:56 pm Donna Lorello via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] New to Connecticut
7/15/19 1:18 pm Joseph Pescatore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New to Connecticut
7/15/19 12:15 pm Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
7/15/19 11:51 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
7/14/19 7:25 pm Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Block busting (Block 20F, Canton)
7/14/19 6:32 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
7/14/19 3:48 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Loon @ Greenwich Point
7/14/19 3:30 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill
7/14/19 1:53 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield
7/14/19 10:21 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fireflies
7/14/19 9:56 am Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fireflies
7/14/19 9:29 am C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fireflies in Waterford
7/14/19 7:16 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fireflies - yes!
7/14/19 6:34 am George & Luella Landis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fireflies
7/14/19 4:29 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
7/13/19 7:21 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cretaceous Period flier, trapped in amber 99 million years ago, had features unlike any bird living today.
7/13/19 6:29 pm Lauren Brown via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fireflies
7/13/19 4:59 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
7/13/19 4:53 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
7/13/19 4:45 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill
7/13/19 2:52 pm Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Who's up for a band-reading challenge?
7/13/19 1:12 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Roseates
7/13/19 12:55 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Roseates
7/13/19 11:26 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Block busting (Block 20F, Canton)
7/13/19 10:57 am Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
7/13/19 10:26 am MATTHEW MALE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Roseates
7/13/19 7:09 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norfolk Red-crossbills
7/12/19 3:32 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Whip-poor-wills
7/12/19 3:09 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
7/12/19 9:53 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Butterflies
7/12/19 9:24 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
7/12/19 9:07 am Donna Lorello via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
7/12/19 8:57 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No butterflies??
7/12/19 5:41 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird bathing
7/12/19 4:34 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck- cowbird?
7/11/19 11:33 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Black Skimmers
7/11/19 10:31 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford ROYAL TERN
7/11/19 7:20 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] atlas reminders
7/11/19 6:18 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeder notes
7/11/19 6:02 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] another citizen science opportunity for people with nest boxes
7/11/19 6:02 am Larry . via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] bald eagles
7/10/19 4:58 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/10/19 12:05 pm Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] American Avocet
7/10/19 9:20 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Indigo Buntings!
7/10/19 9:04 am C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] avocet
7/10/19 8:46 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] avocet
7/10/19 8:01 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Juvvie crows
7/10/19 7:32 am Steve Brainard via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Avocet NO
7/10/19 5:42 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Avocet continues
7/9/19 4:24 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Avocet
7/9/19 4:23 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Juvenile RT Hawks
7/9/19 4:14 pm Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet
7/9/19 2:25 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet continues
7/9/19 2:02 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wayne Petersen Legacy Interview - BirdCallsRadio
7/9/19 12:43 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] List Problem
7/9/19 12:08 pm Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Avocet
7/9/19 11:06 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet update?
7/9/19 10:31 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Zone -tailed???? Pomfret
7/9/19 9:18 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet Hammonasset Yes 11:42
7/9/19 8:31 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sorry. Forgot. M Komara
7/9/19 8:31 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet still in Boulder Pond. However, Meigs Point parking is full and park officials just shooed everyone from parking alongside the pond. The park is crowded and they are probably nervous since the fatal car accident. Best bet: nature center
7/9/19 7:45 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet continues Hammo
7/9/19 6:14 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Avocet - HBSP
7/9/19 6:11 am Jim Link via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet - HBSP
7/9/19 5:51 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mansfield Hollow/Windham Airport
7/7/19 6:09 pm Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Forensic photography help requested to ID a possibly rare hummer from MD
7/7/19 1:57 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Granby
7/7/19 1:14 pm spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird
7/7/19 11:44 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Block busting weekend for the atlas
7/7/19 11:16 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mockingbirds
7/7/19 10:27 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Storm-Petrels
7/7/19 9:58 am Karen Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird. Washington Depot, CT
7/7/19 9:26 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird Washington Depot Ct
7/7/19 7:32 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird. Washington Depot, CT
7/7/19 7:16 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird. Washington Depot, CT
7/6/19 6:22 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raptor Workshop
7/6/19 6:21 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shorebird ID Workshop
7/6/19 6:19 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Photography Workshop
7/6/19 6:18 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA/CBS Workshop
7/6/19 6:13 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER!!!
7/6/19 1:07 pm Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Breeding Bird Atlas Block busting in Montville.
7/6/19 5:37 am Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 BB cuckoos continue
7/6/19 5:34 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Possible Sandhill Crane
7/6/19 4:58 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
7/6/19 4:07 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
7/5/19 9:36 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Darien Dowitchers
7/5/19 5:45 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
7/5/19 5:34 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
7/5/19 5:33 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden - Hooded Warbler
7/5/19 11:57 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
7/5/19 10:17 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] SE CT atlasing
7/5/19 7:31 am Thera And Andy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Woodbridge black-billed cuckoos
7/5/19 5:49 am Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hawks & geese
7/4/19 6:31 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cliff Swallows - Bethany July 4
7/4/19 6:10 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fledged red-shouldered Hawks
7/3/19 2:18 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandhill Crane!
7/3/19 1:49 pm Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cattle egret no
7/3/19 1:25 pm Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Squirrel Mange
7/3/19 12:35 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] atlas block-busting update
7/3/19 12:04 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ermine, Bears, etc on one SBC
7/3/19 11:35 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] McLean Game Refuge, Granby/Simsbury (Atlas Block 21C) - Acadian Fly still present
7/3/19 9:31 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RT hawk
7/3/19 9:30 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Cattle Egret NO as of noon on
7/3/19 9:21 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] OT
7/3/19 9:21 am William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cattle Egret NO as of noon on
7/3/19 9:03 am boll via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cattle Egret Sherwood Island SP, Westport
7/3/19 8:49 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RT Hawks
7/3/19 7:43 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] OT
7/3/19 6:49 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport: Interest Blue Jay behavior
7/3/19 4:48 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Behavior question
7/2/19 11:52 pm AMY HOPKINS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] behavior question
7/2/19 8:08 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] block busting for the atlas
7/2/19 5:17 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Granby atlasing - five species confirmed
7/2/19 4:12 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] block busting for the atlas
7/2/19 3:06 pm spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby atlasing - five species confirmed
7/2/19 3:01 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] block busting for the atlas
7/2/19 1:04 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point
7/2/19 12:24 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] urban predators
7/2/19 10:59 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby atlasing - five species confirmed
7/2/19 5:09 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island SP is OPEN
7/1/19 5:46 pm Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden blue herons
7/1/19 5:34 pm Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chester, 7/1: LA waterthrush bopping around on our deck
7/1/19 11:56 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby: Atlasing Mary Edwards Mountain Property
7/1/19 9:28 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grace Salmon Park Black-Billed Cuckoo
6/30/19 11:55 am Lauren Brown via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
6/30/19 9:11 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandhill Crane NW CT
6/30/19 7:20 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island SP Closed
6/30/19 6:03 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] wren in garage
6/30/19 2:53 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher No
6/29/19 8:53 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Laughing Gull Influx
6/29/19 3:40 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Probable Fork-tailed Flycatcher Preston, can't relocate
6/29/19 1:04 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Probable Fork-tailed Flycatcher Preston, can't relocate
6/29/19 9:35 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield WMA, 6/29: Grasshopper Sparrows, nesting confirmed
6/28/19 10:11 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nocturnal Black Skimmers Norwalk
6/28/19 5:53 pm spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
6/28/19 4:04 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh Least Bittern
6/28/19 2:35 pm SOPHIE ZYLA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
6/28/19 2:09 pm CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
6/28/19 11:49 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Carolina Wren
6/28/19 6:32 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Florence Griswold Museum exhibit
6/27/19 7:49 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wimisink - American Bittern
6/27/19 6:25 pm Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stragglers
6/27/19 4:50 pm Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern no
6/27/19 1:40 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherman/Wimisink - American Bittern
6/27/19 11:38 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN Stratford
6/27/19 7:22 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern Milford Point
6/27/19 1:46 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nocturnal Black Skimmers Norwalk
6/26/19 7:09 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT bird atlas - nest box birds
6/26/19 3:17 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
6/26/19 11:00 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset
6/25/19 1:09 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The House Wren's Revenge
6/25/19 5:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hurricane Sandy helped Piping Plovers
6/24/19 8:26 pm Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
6/24/19 6:58 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Croft
6/24/19 6:52 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain heard but not seen
6/24/19 5:59 pm Tony \[Sent From My Ipad\] via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
6/24/19 5:57 pm Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wren boxes and House Sparrows
6/24/19 5:41 pm David Jury via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wren boxes and House Sparrows
6/24/19 5:36 pm Chip Caton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
6/24/19 5:01 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
6/24/19 1:00 pm Comcast via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
6/24/19 12:11 pm Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 BLACK VULTURES in Clinton
6/24/19 12:00 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Richard Croft Preserve
6/23/19 9:47 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Sharp-Shinned Mohawk Mt
6/23/19 6:39 am Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruddy duck in West Haven
6/23/19 5:10 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
6/23/19 4:52 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron eating Koi question
6/22/19 7:34 pm SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great blue heron eating Koi question
6/22/19 7:26 pm spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Atlasing Tips
6/22/19 6:42 pm spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Durham Meadows/Coginchaug River Marsh Birds
6/22/19 5:53 pm Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 3 State St Hamden Eagle Chicks Ready to Fly
6/22/19 3:08 pm Steve Morytko via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Loon at Ashford Lake
6/22/19 12:37 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Indigo Bunting
6/22/19 12:20 pm Larry . via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
6/22/19 11:11 am Lorrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
6/22/19 7:29 am Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!!
6/22/19 7:23 am Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!!
6/22/19 6:34 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose
6/22/19 4:54 am Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose
6/21/19 12:17 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron question.
6/21/19 12:14 pm Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great blue heron question.
6/21/19 6:24 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] cuckoos (again)
6/21/19 6:16 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] cuckoos
6/20/19 6:01 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] confirming breeding for the atlas
6/20/19 5:22 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Colebrook Bobolinks
6/20/19 3:39 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Bobolinks
6/20/19 2:44 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
6/20/19 1:53 pm William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
6/19/19 8:26 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nocturnal Feeding Skimmers
6/19/19 7:00 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Oyster Bay, NY Sighing
6/19/19 4:21 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Breeding Broad-winged Hawks
6/19/19 11:19 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
6/19/19 9:53 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] South Windsor bird needing rescue
6/19/19 9:46 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Windsor bird needing rescue
6/18/19 2:27 pm PATTY CLIFTON via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] wood thrush
6/18/19 8:18 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Field
6/18/19 6:53 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Large brown bird with wide wings in field in Washington, CT
 
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Date: 7/18/19 1:28 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo rainpools & shorebirds
7/18. Madison, Hammonasset SP - There are extensive rainpools throughout the park, especially the west end and opposite the Swan Pond. Many usual shorebirds include both Yellowlegs, SB Dowitchers, Least & Semipalm Sandpipers, Killdeer. Nothing rare noted during a quick drive through, but we could have missed species.
Also the Little Blue X Tricolored Heron was in the boulder pond at Meigs Point.

Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/18/19 11:38 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Passerine Migration
7/18/19, 2:20 PM -- Yard, Westport


With shorebird migration underway, it would do as well to note the concurrent movement of passerines — a movement often under-noted in its early stages. This afternoon, for instance, I observed 1 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH — a species that does not breed near my yard, nor in Westport, presumably. Louisiana waterthrushes, together with cerulean warblers, are some of the earliest warblers to depart their Connecticut breeding grounds — with most being gone by mid-August. Other species of warbler engage in post-breeding dispersal around this time, as well as early migration. In past Julys, I have had yellow warbler and northern waterthrush in the yard, neither of which breed appreciably close.


While my nocturnal monitoring equipment is currently broken, if I were to bust it out around this time, I would expect some nights of very light passerine movement featuring yellow warbler, the waterthrushes, and ovenbird. Prior seasons of recording in early August have shown significant early movements of species not detected in semblable quantities on the ground, most saliently mourning warbler and Canada warbler. Increased vigilance would likely reconcile this discrepancy. I am excited to see what the season brings!


Preston Lust, Westport

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Date: 7/18/19 11:15 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport SBDowitchers
Sherwood Island SP- in the circle after the gates and close to the road- 8 Short-billed Dowitchers in
breeding plumage- beautiful!

Tina Green
Westport t
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Date: 7/18/19 9:48 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NYTimes.com: Florence Merriam Bailey, Who Defined Modern Bird-Watching
For a rainy day, from The New York Times series of producing obituaries they missed at first:
>
> Overlooked No More: Florence Merriam Bailey, Who Defined Modern Bird-Watching
>
> Her pioneering approach involved quietly examining birds in their natural habitat, rather than shooting them, as people had previously done.
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/obituaries/florence-merriam-bailey-overlooked.html

Arthur Shippee
Hamden

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Date: 7/18/19 6:27 am
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT birder on podcast
Thanks very much to Ed Pullen, The Bird Banter Podcast host, for posting links to his interview with Nick Bonomo. The 53 minute podcast was nicely done and very informative. In addition to giving Nick the opportunity to talk about the early years of his developing interest in bird study, some of his travels, Big Days, and his Shorebirder blog, Nick’s closing comments about current scattered sources for bird reporting (including social media) and the need for a centralized location for timely local or regional bird sightings were very interesting to hear (last 8 minutes of the interview). Well done, Nick.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 7/18/19 4:49 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebirds on the move
FYI, an almost constant movement of shorebirds flying west along the coast as seen from Compo Beach, Mostly peep size but also one flock of about 50 larger birds, dowitcher size or larger flying west.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/17/19 9:59 pm
From: Edward Pullen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT birder on podcast
Nick Bonomo is the featured guest on The Bird Banter Podcast this week.
Posted here so CT birders know to listen if you are interested. Thanks.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bird-banter-podcast-episode-24-with-nick-bonomo/id1450449001?i=1000444691765
Also can be seen for non-Apple Podcast listeners at http://birdbanter.com/

Good birding.

Ed
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Date: 7/17/19 5:33 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] ...and there are COA Workshops in August!
There are still a few spots available for the Photography Workshop on
Saturday, August 10th (advance registration required; see below). Sign up
for it soon to reserve your place! The following day, we will run our
annual Shorebird Workshop, also at the Coastal Center. That weekend should
be an amazing weekend of birding at the Coastal Center in Milford. In
addition to our workshops, Frank Mantlik will be leading a walk there on
Saturday morning for the New Haven Bird Club. Birders planning on attending
one of these events may want to carpool to the Coastal Center. The lot may
be crowded!



Bird Photography Basics Workshop
CT Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford

Saturday, August 10th, 2019 from 8:15 am to 10:45 am

Leaders: Paul J. Fusco and Julian R. Hough



Do you like making images but don't know what basic equipment you need?
Are you deterred because you think you need a "big" lens to make great
images?
Tired of wondering why your images don't look as great as the
"professionals"?

Then join experienced and local wildlife photographers Paul Fusco and Julian
Hough for a workshop that should immediately improve the quality of your
images. This workshop will consist of a short indoor presentation followed
by in-the-field instruction on how to apply some basic principles of
photography.

You will learn:

. The basic equipment recommended for achieving the best results

. Basic, but incredibly effective, fieldcraft techniques

. What makes a great composition and how to achieve it

. Information about your subject and environment you need to know
before you
go into the field.

Skill Level: Basic to intermediate. This workshop is aimed at photographers
that have a DSLR body (no bridge cameras or point and shoots) and use a
300mm lens or longer for bird photography. Participants should have a good
working knowledge of their cameras and basic understanding of exposure. This
workshop aims to build on participants' basic photography skills to improve
their images rather than learn photography.



The workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike. It will
be limited to 16 participants. Register now to reserve your place.

Paul and Julian are familiar and respected figures in the CT birding and
photography community and have been photographing birds around the world for
many years. Their work has been published in a variety of magazines and
books in North America and Europe. They have been responsible for the design
and photography for CAS's State of the Birds report since its inception in
2006. Contact person: Milan Bill at <mbull...>





Shorebird Workshop

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

CT Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford

Sharpen your shorebird identification skills at one of the best places to
see shorebirds in the state. There will be an indoor presentation followed
by outdoor field study. The event is co-sponsored by COA and the
Connecticut Audubon Society. Meet at the coastal center parking lot. The
workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike. Leaders:
Patrick Comins, et al. Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at
<closcalz...> or 203 389-6508.



Chris Loscalzo

COA President

Woodbridge



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Date: 7/17/19 5:05 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA/CBS Workshop this weekend!
CT birders are welcome to join us on the combined COA/CT Botanical Society
Workshop this Saturday at Wimisink Preserve in Sherman, CT. The event
should be a lot of fun. We may see a bittern or two, and will certainly see
birds that are frequently found in freshwater marshes such as Green Heron,
Wood Duck, and Eastern Kingbird. We'll also learn something about the
plants that are growing there. Time permitting, we may visit another nearby
location to look for more birds and plants. Wear shoes you won't mind
getting wet or muddy. The full announcement is as follows:



Combined COA/CT Botanical Society Bird/Plant Workshop

Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Wimisink Preserve, Sherman

Spend a morning with plant enthusiasts and learn about the plants upon which
birds depend while we birders show them the birds that visit the plants that
they know and love. On this joint event of the CT Botanical Society and the
Connecticut Ornithological Association we'll visit a freshwater wetland
where bitterns and other marsh birds have bred. We may also visit the nearby
Herrick Trail to look for woodland species. Meet at the parking lot to the
Wimisink Preserve on Route 39, just south of Route 55 (1/2 mile west of
Route 7 in Sherman). The workshop is free and open to COA members and
non-members alike. Leaders: John Anderson, CBS, C: 860-248-1053; Chris
Loscalzo at: <mailto:<closcalz...> <closcalz...> and 203
389-6508.



Chris Loscalzo,

COA President

Woodbridge







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Date: 7/17/19 3:43 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/17 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center. 9:45am-11:30am.
overcast, 80F, high tide rising.
The Purple Martin colony is doing very well. About 18 flying around, and
several heads peaking out from the gourds.
The new water feature/water fall is attracting lots of birds, especially
with this heat. Common Grackles and Starlings, Robins were all drinking
and bathing.
Our osprey family is getting bigger. The chicks have beautiful feathering
now. One was peeking out over the edge of the nest-very curious. male was
on the perch, female on the nest. A third osprey flew over, lots of
calling and then it flew off.
A human visitor from Denver was very interested in our osprey and Purple
Martin cams. She told me that in Boulder Colorado, the Flicker is a
"protected" species.
On the marsh: 1 D.C. Cormorant, 5 Least terns fishing, 4 Great Egrets, 8
Mute swans, 1 Yellow crowned Night heron fly over and a flock of about 15
"peeps" flew over....I could not identify..
On the grounds: 2 Mourning Doves, 1 House finch, 1 House wren, 3 Robins.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 7/16/19 5:55 pm
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Speaking of birds we see all the time
I’m just amazed at the osprey that made the nest on the electric pole at the busy intersection of branford. It’s interesting to sit in Chipotle and watch them just watching traffic. Or just people watching! Noisy, busy, dangerous and they just don’t care.

Christina Cole
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Date: 7/16/19 5:09 pm
From: Bill Karpowicz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle & Osprey
On the Lieutenant River Tuesday afternoon just Northeast of Florence Griswold Museum.

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." -Douglas

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Date: 7/16/19 11:01 am
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] [Extralimital] NY Bridled Tern w/ CT Audubon
Hello Birders!

Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel is scheduling an afternoon excursion to the
waters around Great Gull Island, NY, in search of the continuing Bridled
Tern. Departure will be in the afternoon either this Thursday, 7/18, or
Monday, 7/22. Departure time is planned for 1 p.m.

Cost per person is $125, with a minimum of four and a maximum of six
participants. Departure is from Old Saybrook on a comfortable 44' boat. We
have no set time limit, but expect to be on the water for an estimated 3-5
hours.

If you want to sign up, please email me at <mbell...> or call at
860-767-0660 as soon as possible.

-Matt Bell
Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel
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Date: 7/16/19 9:19 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagles


Paul Desjardins
<paul.desjardins2...>
Phone: (860) 623-3696


I don’t normally report Bald Eagles since I see them so often but this morning sitting on a sandbar along the Connecticut River at the end of Vibert Road in South Windsor there were 4 immature and an adult Bald Eagle which I found inspiring.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/16/19 9:16 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Western Sandpipers
An excellent (especially for mid-July) count of five WESTERN SANDPIPERS at Milford Pt today, with Steve Spector. Adults in variable stages of breeding plumage (one with no rufous at all) among the few hundred Semipalmated Sandpipers. Also RED KNOT and PECTORAL SANDPIPER.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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Date: 7/16/19 7:49 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Crossbills

Around 10:15. Male and juvenile graveling.

Sean

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Date: 7/16/19 4:15 am
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Greenwich Baltimore Oriole
Approx 7am - We just had a Baltimore Oriole working a tree outside our living room window.....have never seen one in this location before. Flew off to a tree on Old Kings Hwy.

Lynnette Clemens & Fulvio Montanari, Old Greenwich



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Date: 7/15/19 2:36 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red Crossbills
Tina is exactly right that we would love reports of crossbills that provide breeding evidence. Tina has already reported that the Norfolk birds are in suitable habitat - so we don't need everyones' eBird checklists from this site - but if you see stronger evidence of breeding - courtship, nest building, recent fledglings (but not independent youngsters that could have come from elsewhere), etc., etc., please share your eBird checklists with the ctbirdatlas account, or submit an incidental observation form (on the web site).
Similarly, if you see crossbills at a different site, please report those, even if the only evidence is that they're in suitable nesting habitat.

This blog post from last year, mentions crossbills in relation to the atlas:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/04/07/what-species-should-you-report/
Chris


Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/15/19 2:06 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red Crossbills
For those birding in Norfolk and hoping to see Red Crossbills, there appears to be a good cone crop in that location and in particular, around the Benedict Pond area.Last year’s cone crop was non-existent.

FYI, the Benedict Pond area hosted Red Crossbills in the fall of 2016 and into January of 2017. In early April of this year, Dave Alpeter and I heard a Red Crossbill at Wood Creek Pond, also in Norfolk.
And then I saw three Red Crossbills on Saturday at Benedict Pond. The fact that they are still being seen hints of the possibility of them breeding in the state.

Referencing All About Birds from
TheCornellLab:

“In North America, most Red Crossbills breed in late summer through early autumn and/or in late winter through early spring.”
“The later timing of Red Crossbill nesting seasons coincides with periods of greatest food availability.”

I believe eBird checklists with Red Crossbills should be shared with the CTBirdAtlas, especially when a pair is seen. I am sure Chris will confirm this.I know there is a CT Bird Atlas blog post about documenting possible breeding rare species.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to confirm breeding Red Crossbills in CT!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/15/19 1:58 pm
From: Kathy Edwards via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4520, Issue 1
Kathy Rdwards
New Canaan yard

First time in my yard blue-grey gnatcatcher in an ornamental cherry tree by our patio and fountain.

Sent from my iPhone

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> 1. Common Loon @ Greenwich Point (Lynnette Clemens)
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> 3. Re: Block busting (Block 20F, Canton) (Lisa C)
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> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 18:47:30 -0400
> From: Lynnette Clemens <lsc1465...>
> To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Common Loon @ Greenwich Point
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>> Close to shore, south of Eagle Pond. Photos available.
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>> Lynnette C - OG, CT
>> "In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence." by Robert Lynd
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> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 21:31:22 -0400
> From: John Marshall <johnmarshall47...>
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
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> Oops, it has been pointed out to me that the bird I reported as a Red Crossbill today was in fact a Purple Finch. It was graveling in the same place at the same time as yesterday?s Crossbills. I hope everybody sees this before running out there.
>
> John Marshall
> Watertown
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>> On Jul 14, 2019, at 6:18 PM, John Marshall <johnmarshall47...> wrote:
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>> Norfolk - 1 male Red Crossbill graveling at the bottom of S Sandisfield Road at 6:05 PM until a passing car spooked it.
>>
>> John Marshall
>> Watertown
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> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 22:24:56 -0400
> From: Lisa C <lc2w2kids...>
> To: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
> Cc: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Block busting (Block 20F, Canton)
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> Thank you, great list.
>
> My husband asked me what the bird with the white face was. I knew it was
> some sort of flycatcher ;Thanks to this list it didn't take long to
> identify the eastern wood-pewee. New for me.
>
> Kindly,
> Lisa Coggins
> Daynard drive
> Canton
>
> On Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 2:26 PM John Weeks via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> Chris and I visited two sites in Canton today. Highlights were an
>> Ovenbird feigning injury to draw us off its nest, a hen Turkey with a
>> single downy chick, and an Acadian Flycatcher. Our eBird reports are below.
>>
>> John Weeks
>> Chris Chinni
>> North Granby
>>
>>
>> Atlas Block 20F, Hartford, Connecticut, US
>> Jul 13, 2019 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 2.5 mile(s)
>> Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks. Atlasing conducted, with owner's
>> permission, on private property off Wright Road, Canton.
>> 30 species
>>
>> Wood Duck 1
>> Wild Turkey 3 One of the two adult turkeys was accompanied by a
>> single downy chick. There may have been others, but we didn't see them.
>> Great Blue Heron 5 On the nests in Big Down Marsh (Barkhamsted Land
>> Trust).
>> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
>> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
>> Downy Woodpecker 2
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
>> Eastern Phoebe 2 A pair; one bird carrying food.
>> Red-eyed Vireo 7
>> American Crow 1
>> Black-capped Chickadee 4
>> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
>> Veery 6
>> Hermit Thrush 1
>> American Robin 1
>> Gray Catbird 1
>> Cedar Waxwing 1
>> American Goldfinch 3
>> Chipping Sparrow 1
>> Song Sparrow 1
>> Eastern Towhee 5 A pair was very agitated by our presence. The
>> female flew out of a mountain laurel bush right next to our path; she was
>> probably sitting on the nest.
>> Common Grackle 1
>> Ovenbird 3 One bird dragged its wings on the ground as if injured;
>> its mate was nearby, giving alarm calls.
>> Black-and-white Warbler 1
>> American Redstart 2
>> Blackburnian Warbler 3 Two birds counter-sang in proximity to each
>> other.
>> Black-throated Blue Warbler 3 Two birds counter-sang in proximity to
>> each other.
>> Scarlet Tanager 1
>> Northern Cardinal 1
>> Indigo Bunting 1
>> View this checklist online at
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58146432
>>
>>
>> Canton: Swan Preserve (Atlas Block 20F), Hartford, Connecticut, US
>> Jul 13, 2019 9:43 AM - 10:18 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 0.6 mile(s)
>> Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks
>> 7 species
>>
>> Downy Woodpecker 1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
>> Acadian Flycatcher 1 Found in typical habitat along the brook. It
>> called repeatedly, but did not sing. Seen well by both of us.
>> Red-eyed Vireo 2 Two males counter-singing in proximity to each other.
>> American Crow 1
>> Black-capped Chickadee 1
>> Northern Cardinal 1
>> View this checklist online at
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58147199
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Date: 7/15/19 1:56 pm
From: Donna Lorello via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] New to Connecticut
This listserv does exactly that. You get quick messaging of rarities and
other information.

I would also highly recommend Frank Gallo’s book to all the hot spots of CT
birding.

Welcome to Connecticut!

Donna Lorello
Branford

On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 4:18 PM Joseph Pescatore via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I just moved to Connecticut and am trying to find out if there is any
> real-time rare bird alert/group reporting system here. In Manhattan, for
> example, Twitter is used (“Manhattan Bird Alert”) and in New Jersey they
> use GroupMe texting and have several successful groups (“Jersey Shore
> Birders”, "North New Jersey Birds”, “New Jersey State-wide Chat group”) to
> name a few. It works great and is a game-changer for chasing rarities
> around the state — as simple as sending a text…everyone receives it within
> seconds. GroupMe is an App for smart phones that can be downloaded from
> the internet.
>
> If anyone is aware of or knows of a group, I would love to join it. my
> email address is <jfpescatore...>
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Joseph Pescatore
> Ridgefield
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Date: 7/15/19 1:18 pm
From: Joseph Pescatore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New to Connecticut
Hello,

I just moved to Connecticut and am trying to find out if there is any real-time rare bird alert/group reporting system here. In Manhattan, for example, Twitter is used (“Manhattan Bird Alert”) and in New Jersey they use GroupMe texting and have several successful groups (“Jersey Shore Birders”, "North New Jersey Birds”, “New Jersey State-wide Chat group”) to name a few. It works great and is a game-changer for chasing rarities around the state — as simple as sending a text…everyone receives it within seconds. GroupMe is an App for smart phones that can be downloaded from the internet.

If anyone is aware of or knows of a group, I would love to join it. my email address is <jfpescatore...>

Many thanks!

Joseph Pescatore
Ridgefield

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Date: 7/15/19 12:15 pm
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
July 15th. 9:30 am.
Be aware that two large black bears crossed the road exactly at the corner where the crossbills are seen.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

> On Jul 15, 2019, at 2:50 PM, C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> in fact, Red Crossbills continue at Benedict Pond today; Maggie Peretto first saw one bird at 9:30, we later saw a male and female together then a single male at about 11:30 perched in dead snags briefly twice. Record photos https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58201239 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58201239>
>
> Chris Wood
> Woodbury, CT
> 203 558-0654
>
> Flickr: C.S.Wood-Photos <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>
> Blog: WoodWarbling <http://cswood022.blogspot.com/?m=0>
>
>
>> On Jul 14, 2019, at 9:31 PM, John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Oops, it has been pointed out to me that the bird I reported as a Red Crossbill today was in fact a Purple Finch. It was graveling in the same place at the same time as yesterday’s Crossbills. I hope everybody sees this before running out there.
>>
>> John Marshall
>> Watertown
>> http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jul 14, 2019, at 6:18 PM, John Marshall <johnmarshall47...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Norfolk - 1 male Red Crossbill graveling at the bottom of S Sandisfield Road at 6:05 PM until a passing car spooked it.
>>>
>>> John Marshall
>>> Watertown
>>> http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 7/15/19 11:51 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
in fact, Red Crossbills continue at Benedict Pond today; Maggie Peretto first saw one bird at 9:30, we later saw a male and female together then a single male at about 11:30 perched in dead snags briefly twice. Record photos https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58201239 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58201239>

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

Flickr: C.S.Wood-Photos <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>
Blog: WoodWarbling <http://cswood022.blogspot.com/?m=0>


> On Jul 14, 2019, at 9:31 PM, John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Oops, it has been pointed out to me that the bird I reported as a Red Crossbill today was in fact a Purple Finch. It was graveling in the same place at the same time as yesterday’s Crossbills. I hope everybody sees this before running out there.
>
> John Marshall
> Watertown
> http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 14, 2019, at 6:18 PM, John Marshall <johnmarshall47...> wrote:
>>
>> Norfolk - 1 male Red Crossbill graveling at the bottom of S Sandisfield Road at 6:05 PM until a passing car spooked it.
>>
>> John Marshall
>> Watertown
>> http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 7/14/19 7:25 pm
From: Lisa C via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Block busting (Block 20F, Canton)
Thank you, great list.

My husband asked me what the bird with the white face was. I knew it was
some sort of flycatcher ;Thanks to this list it didn't take long to
identify the eastern wood-pewee. New for me.

Kindly,
Lisa Coggins
Daynard drive
Canton

On Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 2:26 PM John Weeks via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Chris and I visited two sites in Canton today. Highlights were an
> Ovenbird feigning injury to draw us off its nest, a hen Turkey with a
> single downy chick, and an Acadian Flycatcher. Our eBird reports are below.
>
> John Weeks
> Chris Chinni
> North Granby
>
>
> Atlas Block 20F, Hartford, Connecticut, US
> Jul 13, 2019 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks. Atlasing conducted, with owner's
> permission, on private property off Wright Road, Canton.
> 30 species
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Wild Turkey 3 One of the two adult turkeys was accompanied by a
> single downy chick. There may have been others, but we didn't see them.
> Great Blue Heron 5 On the nests in Big Down Marsh (Barkhamsted Land
> Trust).
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Eastern Phoebe 2 A pair; one bird carrying food.
> Red-eyed Vireo 7
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Veery 6
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 1
> Cedar Waxwing 1
> American Goldfinch 3
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 5 A pair was very agitated by our presence. The
> female flew out of a mountain laurel bush right next to our path; she was
> probably sitting on the nest.
> Common Grackle 1
> Ovenbird 3 One bird dragged its wings on the ground as if injured;
> its mate was nearby, giving alarm calls.
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> American Redstart 2
> Blackburnian Warbler 3 Two birds counter-sang in proximity to each
> other.
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 3 Two birds counter-sang in proximity to
> each other.
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Indigo Bunting 1
> View this checklist online at
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58146432
>
>
> Canton: Swan Preserve (Atlas Block 20F), Hartford, Connecticut, US
> Jul 13, 2019 9:43 AM - 10:18 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.6 mile(s)
> Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks
> 7 species
>
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Acadian Flycatcher 1 Found in typical habitat along the brook. It
> called repeatedly, but did not sing. Seen well by both of us.
> Red-eyed Vireo 2 Two males counter-singing in proximity to each other.
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> View this checklist online at
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58147199
>
>
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Date: 7/14/19 6:32 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill (Not a Crossbill
Oops, it has been pointed out to me that the bird I reported as a Red Crossbill today was in fact a Purple Finch. It was graveling in the same place at the same time as yesterday’s Crossbills. I hope everybody sees this before running out there.

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

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 14, 2019, at 6:18 PM, John Marshall <johnmarshall47...> wrote:
>
> Norfolk - 1 male Red Crossbill graveling at the bottom of S Sandisfield Road at 6:05 PM until a passing car spooked it.
>
> John Marshall
> Watertown
> http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 7/14/19 3:48 pm
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Loon @ Greenwich Point

>
> Close to shore, south of Eagle Pond. Photos available.
>
> Lynnette C - OG, CT
> "In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence." by Robert Lynd


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Date: 7/14/19 3:30 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill
Norfolk - 1 male Red Crossbill graveling at the bottom of S Sandisfield Road at 6:05 PM until a passing car spooked it.

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

Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 7/14/19 1:53 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield


Paul Desjardins
<paul.desjardins2...>
Phone: (860) 623-3696


This afternoon seen at the Suffield Wildlife Management Area 2 Eastern Meadowlarks with another in Massachusetts and 16 Bobolinks. Some of the male Bobolinks are already molting into basic plumage with one well on the way. Also an Orchard Oriole.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/14/19 10:21 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fireflies
Lots of fireflies in Killingworth too! All over! Nice to see a comeback !

Christina Cole

> On Jul 14, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Here in the highly suburban wilds of Beaver Hills in New Haven, I, too, was struck last night by how many fireflies were on wing between 8:00 & 10:00. In a year when I am noticing far fewer butterflies and bees, it is a joy to see the fireflies out in force! Magical indeed!
>
> Robin Ladouceur
>
>> On Jul 13, 2019, at 9:28 PM, Lauren Brown via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I too have been seeing tons of fireflies this year. Same thing happened a few years ago, then they were sparse in between. They’re so magical.
>> Lauren Brown
>> Branford
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> 1. Re: No butterflies?? (Donna Lorello)
>>> 2. Re: No butterflies?? (<teustis...>)
>>> 3. Butterflies (Bev)
>>> 4. 7/12 coast (Roseates) (Nick Bonomo)
>>> 5. Whip-poor-wills (Jack Swatt)
>>> 6. Norfolk Red-crossbills (Tina and Peter Green)
>>>
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:06:53 -0400
>>> From: Donna Lorello <dlorell2...>
>>> To: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>, Birds CT
>>> <ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
>>> Message-ID:
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>>>
>>> It?s been slim pickings here too although had a fresh painted lady this
>>> morning and a fresh monarch. Yesterday, black swallowtail, summer azure and
>>> a couple skippers.
>>>
>>> No tiger swallowtails.
>>>
>>> Donna Lorello
>>> Branford
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
>>>> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs much
>>>> earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
>>>> Angela Dimmitt
>>>> New Milford
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>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 2
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:23:04 -0700
>>> From: <teustis...>
>>> To: "Angela Dimmitt" <angeladimmitt...>,
>>> <ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
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>>>
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>>>
>>> Low in Chester, too. We would usually have flutters of fritillaries all
>>> over our milkweed, but I don't think I've seen one this year. One each
>>> of black and yellow swallowtails so far, and a couple of painted ladies.
>>> No cabbage moths, which makes me wish we had planted brussel sprouts
>>> this year. The only success we had was with monarchs - a couple came
>>> through laying eggs early in the season, and we had a day of young
>>> hatching, with four excited "babies" exploring the yard all afternoon.
>>>
>>> I've also planted with natives and pollinators in mind, so it's
>>> distressing.
>>> On the plus side, we have bats, a wide variety of dragonflies, and more
>>> fireflies than we've had in decades. Things may be on a cycle.
>>>
>>> Tammy Eustis
>>> Assistant Director, Killingworth Library Association
>>> 860-663-2000
>>> <teustis...>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
>>> From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>> Date: Fri, July 12, 2019 11:56 am
>>> To: <ctbirds...>
>>>
>>> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
>>> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs
>>> much earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
>>> Angela Dimmitt
>>> New Milford
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>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 3
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:52:59 -0400
>>> From: Bev <bpropen...>
>>> To: <angeladimmitt...>, Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Butterflies
>>> Message-ID: <A3EC7EA2-27F6-4C27-89D5-1B8320DB3752...>
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>>>
>>> I have had one monarch on my milkweed. That's it so far.
>>> Bev propen
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 4
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:08:03 -0400
>>> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
>>> To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
>>> Message-ID:
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>>>
>>> Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
>>> Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
>>> below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
>>> were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
>>> breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
>>> coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
>>> with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.
>>>
>>> Nick Bonomo
>>> Wallingford, CT
>>> www.shorebirder.com
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 5
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:30:29 +0000 (UTC)
>>> From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
>>> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-poor-wills
>>> Message-ID: <443419565.1137738.1562970629235...>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>>>
>>> With the decline of Whip-poor-wills in CT, this year I tried to do some night bird block busting for the CT Breeding Bird Atlas project.? I surveyed many spots that I had previously found Whip-poor-wills and some historical sites that they had been found on previous DEP night bird surveys.? I also followed up on eBird reports of Whip-poor-wills recorded this spring to see if they were maintaining a territory during the breeding season.? The blocks where I was able to record them are listed below.? Despite the positives below, there were still many historical places where they were not found.? Given their cryptic coloration and scarcity, confirming breeding would be extremely lucky, but just recording them singing more than 7 days apart makes them Probable breeders for the atlas.? ? ?Given the warm temperatures and waxing moon during this upcoming weekend, it would be a good time to drive around your blocks with the windows down, listening for their distinctive song,? especially around any powerline cuts or overgrown agricultural fields.
>>> Block 65B Southington - Mt. Vernon Rd at powerline cut near Churchill Rd. S7 on 6/1 and 6/14
>>> Block 50F Southington?-?Mt. Vernon Rd? field across from Lincln College, S7??on 6/1 and 6/14
>>> Block 50E Bristol - Willis St. powerline cut. Newly clearcut habitat in an area where they had been recorded historically.??S7??on 6/1 and 6/14
>>> Block 49B Harwinton, Kalmia sanctuary, Roraback east at end of Laurel Rd. S7 on 6/17 and 6/24
>>> Block 85D East Lyme, Nehantic SF at end of Holmes Rd. Originally found in May by Mark Aronson and Carolyn Cimino, 2 still singing on 7/10
>>> Block 86E East Lyme (?) Darrow Pond.?Originally found in May and again in June by Dylan Pedro.?2 still singing on 7/10
>>> Jack Swatt
>>> Wolcott
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 6
>>> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:08:30 +0000
>>> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
>>> To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red-crossbills
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>>>
>>> Norfolk-Benedict Pond-3 Red-crossbills on the road about 30 minutes ago at the corner of South Sandisfield Road and North Colebrook Road
>>>
>>> Tina Green
>>> Westport
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 7/14/19 9:56 am
From: Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fireflies
Here in the highly suburban wilds of Beaver Hills in New Haven, I, too, was struck last night by how many fireflies were on wing between 8:00 & 10:00. In a year when I am noticing far fewer butterflies and bees, it is a joy to see the fireflies out in force! Magical indeed!

Robin Ladouceur

> On Jul 13, 2019, at 9:28 PM, Lauren Brown via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I too have been seeing tons of fireflies this year. Same thing happened a few years ago, then they were sparse in between. They’re so magical.
> Lauren Brown
> Branford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 13, 2019, at 12:00 PM, <ctbirds-request...> wrote:
>>
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>> 1. Re: No butterflies?? (Donna Lorello)
>> 2. Re: No butterflies?? (<teustis...>)
>> 3. Butterflies (Bev)
>> 4. 7/12 coast (Roseates) (Nick Bonomo)
>> 5. Whip-poor-wills (Jack Swatt)
>> 6. Norfolk Red-crossbills (Tina and Peter Green)
>>
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:06:53 -0400
>> From: Donna Lorello <dlorell2...>
>> To: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>, Birds CT
>> <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
>> Message-ID:
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>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>>
>> It?s been slim pickings here too although had a fresh painted lady this
>> morning and a fresh monarch. Yesterday, black swallowtail, summer azure and
>> a couple skippers.
>>
>> No tiger swallowtails.
>>
>> Donna Lorello
>> Branford
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
>>> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs much
>>> earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
>>> Angela Dimmitt
>>> New Milford
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:23:04 -0700
>> From: <teustis...>
>> To: "Angela Dimmitt" <angeladimmitt...>,
>> <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
>> Message-ID:
>> <20190712092304.f6d888fdd9e3baeb0275c3f3a9ec780d.da763ad592.wbe...>
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>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>
>> Low in Chester, too. We would usually have flutters of fritillaries all
>> over our milkweed, but I don't think I've seen one this year. One each
>> of black and yellow swallowtails so far, and a couple of painted ladies.
>> No cabbage moths, which makes me wish we had planted brussel sprouts
>> this year. The only success we had was with monarchs - a couple came
>> through laying eggs early in the season, and we had a day of young
>> hatching, with four excited "babies" exploring the yard all afternoon.
>>
>> I've also planted with natives and pollinators in mind, so it's
>> distressing.
>> On the plus side, we have bats, a wide variety of dragonflies, and more
>> fireflies than we've had in decades. Things may be on a cycle.
>>
>> Tammy Eustis
>> Assistant Director, Killingworth Library Association
>> 860-663-2000
>> <teustis...>
>>
>>
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
>> From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> Date: Fri, July 12, 2019 11:56 am
>> To: <ctbirds...>
>>
>> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
>> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs
>> much earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
>> Angela Dimmitt
>> New Milford
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>> Message: 3
>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:52:59 -0400
>> From: Bev <bpropen...>
>> To: <angeladimmitt...>, Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Butterflies
>> Message-ID: <A3EC7EA2-27F6-4C27-89D5-1B8320DB3752...>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>>
>> I have had one monarch on my milkweed. That's it so far.
>> Bev propen
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:08:03 -0400
>> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
>> To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
>> Message-ID:
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>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>>
>> Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
>> Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
>> below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
>> were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
>> breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
>> coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
>> with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.
>>
>> Nick Bonomo
>> Wallingford, CT
>> www.shorebirder.com
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 5
>> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:30:29 +0000 (UTC)
>> From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
>> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-poor-wills
>> Message-ID: <443419565.1137738.1562970629235...>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>>
>> With the decline of Whip-poor-wills in CT, this year I tried to do some night bird block busting for the CT Breeding Bird Atlas project.? I surveyed many spots that I had previously found Whip-poor-wills and some historical sites that they had been found on previous DEP night bird surveys.? I also followed up on eBird reports of Whip-poor-wills recorded this spring to see if they were maintaining a territory during the breeding season.? The blocks where I was able to record them are listed below.? Despite the positives below, there were still many historical places where they were not found.? Given their cryptic coloration and scarcity, confirming breeding would be extremely lucky, but just recording them singing more than 7 days apart makes them Probable breeders for the atlas.? ? ?Given the warm temperatures and waxing moon during this upcoming weekend, it would be a good time to drive around your blocks with the windows down, listening for their distinctive song,? especially around any powerline cuts or overgrown agricultural fields.
>> Block 65B Southington - Mt. Vernon Rd at powerline cut near Churchill Rd. S7 on 6/1 and 6/14
>> Block 50F Southington?-?Mt. Vernon Rd? field across from Lincln College, S7??on 6/1 and 6/14
>> Block 50E Bristol - Willis St. powerline cut. Newly clearcut habitat in an area where they had been recorded historically.??S7??on 6/1 and 6/14
>> Block 49B Harwinton, Kalmia sanctuary, Roraback east at end of Laurel Rd. S7 on 6/17 and 6/24
>> Block 85D East Lyme, Nehantic SF at end of Holmes Rd. Originally found in May by Mark Aronson and Carolyn Cimino, 2 still singing on 7/10
>> Block 86E East Lyme (?) Darrow Pond.?Originally found in May and again in June by Dylan Pedro.?2 still singing on 7/10
>> Jack Swatt
>> Wolcott
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 6
>> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:08:30 +0000
>> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
>> To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red-crossbills
>> Message-ID:
>> <BN8PR07MB613251C5DD8CF80E4A656063AFCD0...>
>>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>>
>> Norfolk-Benedict Pond-3 Red-crossbills on the road about 30 minutes ago at the corner of South Sandisfield Road and North Colebrook Road
>>
>> Tina Green
>> Westport
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>
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Date: 7/14/19 9:29 am
From: C J Long via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fireflies in Waterford
I’m in Waterford down on the shoreline
& we are just recently seeing lots of
Fireflies.

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Date: 7/14/19 7:16 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fireflies - yes!
Yes - a ton of fireflies in my garden, many more than "usual". Thank goodness for small mercies!  And my barred owl family is still calling around 11 pm or 3 am.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/14/19 6:34 am
From: George & Luella Landis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fireflies
I've been seeing many more in Cromwell this year, and also for a longer duration.Luella Landis
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Date: 7/14/19 4:29 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
7/14/19- Colchester Deck- 7AM- High in an Ash tree- Ovenbird feeding Cowbird :( Ernie
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Date: 7/13/19 7:21 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cretaceous Period flier, trapped in amber 99 million years ago, had features unlike any bird living today.
With nightfall we can take a longer historical view.
Arthur Shippee, Hamden

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/science/bird-amber-toe.html
Why Did This Extinct Bird Have Such a Weird, Long Toe?
The Cretaceous Period flier, trapped in amber 99 million years ago, had features unlike any bird living today.


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Date: 7/13/19 6:29 pm
From: Lauren Brown via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fireflies
I too have been seeing tons of fireflies this year. Same thing happened a few years ago, then they were sparse in between. They’re so magical.
Lauren Brown
Branford

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> 5. Whip-poor-wills (Jack Swatt)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:06:53 -0400
> From: Donna Lorello <dlorell2...>
> To: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>, Birds CT
> <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
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> It?s been slim pickings here too although had a fresh painted lady this
> morning and a fresh monarch. Yesterday, black swallowtail, summer azure and
> a couple skippers.
>
> No tiger swallowtails.
>
> Donna Lorello
> Branford
>
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
>> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs much
>> earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
>> Angela Dimmitt
>> New Milford
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:23:04 -0700
> From: <teustis...>
> To: "Angela Dimmitt" <angeladimmitt...>,
> <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
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> Low in Chester, too. We would usually have flutters of fritillaries all
> over our milkweed, but I don't think I've seen one this year. One each
> of black and yellow swallowtails so far, and a couple of painted ladies.
> No cabbage moths, which makes me wish we had planted brussel sprouts
> this year. The only success we had was with monarchs - a couple came
> through laying eggs early in the season, and we had a day of young
> hatching, with four excited "babies" exploring the yard all afternoon.
>
> I've also planted with natives and pollinators in mind, so it's
> distressing.
> On the plus side, we have bats, a wide variety of dragonflies, and more
> fireflies than we've had in decades. Things may be on a cycle.
>
> Tammy Eustis
> Assistant Director, Killingworth Library Association
> 860-663-2000
> <teustis...>
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
> From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: Fri, July 12, 2019 11:56 am
> To: <ctbirds...>
>
> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs
> much earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:52:59 -0400
> From: Bev <bpropen...>
> To: <angeladimmitt...>, Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Butterflies
> Message-ID: <A3EC7EA2-27F6-4C27-89D5-1B8320DB3752...>
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> I have had one monarch on my milkweed. That's it so far.
> Bev propen
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:08:03 -0400
> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
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> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>
> Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
> Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
> below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
> were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
> breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
> coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
> with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> www.shorebirder.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:30:29 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-poor-wills
> Message-ID: <443419565.1137738.1562970629235...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> With the decline of Whip-poor-wills in CT, this year I tried to do some night bird block busting for the CT Breeding Bird Atlas project.? I surveyed many spots that I had previously found Whip-poor-wills and some historical sites that they had been found on previous DEP night bird surveys.? I also followed up on eBird reports of Whip-poor-wills recorded this spring to see if they were maintaining a territory during the breeding season.? The blocks where I was able to record them are listed below.? Despite the positives below, there were still many historical places where they were not found.? Given their cryptic coloration and scarcity, confirming breeding would be extremely lucky, but just recording them singing more than 7 days apart makes them Probable breeders for the atlas.? ? ?Given the warm temperatures and waxing moon during this upcoming weekend, it would be a good time to drive around your blocks with the windows down, listening for their distinctive song,? especially around any powerline cuts or overgrown agricultural fields.
> Block 65B Southington - Mt. Vernon Rd at powerline cut near Churchill Rd. S7 on 6/1 and 6/14
> Block 50F Southington?-?Mt. Vernon Rd? field across from Lincln College, S7??on 6/1 and 6/14
> Block 50E Bristol - Willis St. powerline cut. Newly clearcut habitat in an area where they had been recorded historically.??S7??on 6/1 and 6/14
> Block 49B Harwinton, Kalmia sanctuary, Roraback east at end of Laurel Rd. S7 on 6/17 and 6/24
> Block 85D East Lyme, Nehantic SF at end of Holmes Rd. Originally found in May by Mark Aronson and Carolyn Cimino, 2 still singing on 7/10
> Block 86E East Lyme (?) Darrow Pond.?Originally found in May and again in June by Dylan Pedro.?2 still singing on 7/10
> Jack Swatt
> Wolcott
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:08:30 +0000
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>
> To: ct birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red-crossbills
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> Norfolk-Benedict Pond-3 Red-crossbills on the road about 30 minutes ago at the corner of South Sandisfield Road and North Colebrook Road
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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Date: 7/13/19 4:59 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
While at home in Hamden, I noticed it seems there have been very few bugs in general.

Driving through Wisconsin, it seemed there were quite a few more, including a fair number of butterflies. Noticeably more than home, but I don’t know if a high or low count.

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> On Jul 13, 2019, at 6:52 PM, Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I fear it is that bleak - over a dozen people have responded to my email and only two had anything positive to say - the rest have all had the same experience, no butterflies or almost none. Very scary.
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: leslieameredith <leslieameredith...>
> To: Bev <bpropen...>
> Cc: angeladimmitt <angeladimmitt...>; Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 1:56 pm
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
>
> Two this week. One last month.
>
>> On Jul 12, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I have had one monarch on my milkweed. That's it so far.
>> Bev propen
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Date: 7/13/19 4:53 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
I fear it is that bleak - over a dozen people have responded to my email and only two had anything positive to say - the rest have all had the same experience, no butterflies or almost none.  Very scary.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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To: Bev <bpropen...>
Cc: angeladimmitt <angeladimmitt...>; Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies

Two this week. One last month.

> On Jul 12, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I have had one monarch on my milkweed.  That's it so far.
> Bev propen
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Date: 7/13/19 4:45 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Red Crossbill
Norfolk - 2 Red Crossbills at the foot of Sandisfield Road next to Benedict Pond at about 6:30. There may have been 4 birds.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 7/13/19 2:52 pm
From: Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Who's up for a band-reading challenge?
Recent posts about the occurrence of Common and Roseate terns on the coast prompt me to remind folks that you can provide an important public service by checking legs for bands, and if you are toting a scope, attempting to read any bands on birds that you find. Any band numbers you are able to read should ALWAYS be reported to the USFWS Bird Banding office <https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjn3ajF6bLjAhXOGs0KHYrOC_MQFjABegQIABAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reportband.gov%2F&usg=AOvVaw2oRv-Tc07tWCGaG18vG385>

<https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjn3ajF6bLjAhXOGs0KHYrOC_MQFjABegQIABAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reportband.gov%2F&usg=AOvVaw2oRv-Tc07tWCGaG18vG385>
(https://www.reportband.gov/)
but the proximity of the tern colony at Great Gull Island to the CT coast increases the likelihood that terns in CT were banded at Great Gull. Researchers there are particularly interested in terns on the CT coast this summer, and would be grateful to also receive reports of band numbers, and dates seen; you can email <jdicost...>


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Date: 7/13/19 1:12 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Roseates
Earlier in the season there were 158 Common Tern Nests at the Cockenoe Island colony (exact count per Miley Bull and the DEEP crew doing the colonial waterbird survey). There has been plenty of food for the Terns in the Westport area this year. Last year the colony failed due to lack of food and also possibly high storm tides. On June 17th there were 12 Roseate Terns roosting with the Common Terns at the colony but have not seen any Roseates since then.I am guessing that many juvenile Common Terns have already left the colony, hence the lower numbers Chris.
I have not been out there in over two weeks but I watch the activity from Compo Beach.

Tina Green
Westport
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> On Jul 13, 2019, at 3:55 PM, C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> In fact, i reported an unusually high count (according to eBird) of Roseates fishing the west breakwater at Hammonasset last Wednesday; estimated at least 12 at the west end (most that I saw close were banded) plus at least three at Meigs Point. Also one Least Tern fishing the Swan Pond.
>
> eBird list here https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58082006 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58082006>
>
> Tern photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/with/48264786601/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/with/48264786601/>
>
> Today at the Cockonoe tern colony there appeared to be far fewer birds compared to a month ago (well over 200 then; see https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/48032864293/in/datetaken-public/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/48032864293/in/datetaken-public/>), although I don’t track them regularly, maybe Tina has data; they were actively fishing up the Saugatuck and off Sherwood Island and bringing fish to fledglings but I saw maybe only 30 adults and 10 or so chicks from one boat trip around the colony.
>
>
> Chris Wood
> Woodbury, CT
> 203 558-0654
>
> Flickr: C.S.Wood-Photos <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>
> Blog: WoodWarbling <http://cswood022.blogspot.com/?m=0>
>
>
>> On Jul 13, 2019, at 1:25 PM, MATTHEW MALE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> There should be an increase of both Common and Roseate Terns along the CT and LI coasts as the Tern Colony at Great Gull Island is experiencing a shortage of Forage Fish being brought back to colony by the Terns. In the last weeks the Terns seem to be having difficulty finding fish within their diving range at the east end of LIS. This is a mass starvation event, over 1000 deceased young Terns were recovered from the colony on Thursday alone.
>>
>> Faulkner’s Island is experiencing similar problems, as well as more similar reports from colonies further north.A large number of adult Terns have already left Great Gull,abandoning the colony. There are reports of large groups of Common Terns in unusual places as far South as NJ.
>> Shallower waters alongshore give the Terns more reliable foraging areas,but unfortunately they have to fly further from their nesting colonies.
>>
>> This is just to alert all interested that this is happening. I don’t have any answers as to Why this is happening. Might be related to increase in water temperature in LIS or something else. If you see large numbers of Terns in unusual places you might want to post it.
>>
>> Reports from Great Gull last night was that they might be seeing a slight increase in fish being brought back to colony, well see if that helps slow down the mortality.
>>
>> Matthew Male
>> Chester,CT
>> <malematthew...>
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>> To: CTBirds<ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
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>> Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
>> Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
>> below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
>> were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
>> breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
>> coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
>> with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.
>>
>> Nick Bonomo
>> Wallingford, CT
>>
>>
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Date: 7/13/19 12:55 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Roseates
In fact, i reported an unusually high count (according to eBird) of Roseates fishing the west breakwater at Hammonasset last Wednesday; estimated at least 12 at the west end (most that I saw close were banded) plus at least three at Meigs Point. Also one Least Tern fishing the Swan Pond.

eBird list here https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58082006 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58082006>

Tern photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/with/48264786601/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/with/48264786601/>

Today at the Cockonoe tern colony there appeared to be far fewer birds compared to a month ago (well over 200 then; see https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/48032864293/in/datetaken-public/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/48032864293/in/datetaken-public/>), although I don’t track them regularly, maybe Tina has data; they were actively fishing up the Saugatuck and off Sherwood Island and bringing fish to fledglings but I saw maybe only 30 adults and 10 or so chicks from one boat trip around the colony.


Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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


> On Jul 13, 2019, at 1:25 PM, MATTHEW MALE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> There should be an increase of both Common and Roseate Terns along the CT and LI coasts as the Tern Colony at Great Gull Island is experiencing a shortage of Forage Fish being brought back to colony by the Terns. In the last weeks the Terns seem to be having difficulty finding fish within their diving range at the east end of LIS. This is a mass starvation event, over 1000 deceased young Terns were recovered from the colony on Thursday alone.
>
> Faulkner’s Island is experiencing similar problems, as well as more similar reports from colonies further north.A large number of adult Terns have already left Great Gull,abandoning the colony. There are reports of large groups of Common Terns in unusual places as far South as NJ.
> Shallower waters alongshore give the Terns more reliable foraging areas,but unfortunately they have to fly further from their nesting colonies.
>
> This is just to alert all interested that this is happening. I don’t have any answers as to Why this is happening. Might be related to increase in water temperature in LIS or something else. If you see large numbers of Terns in unusual places you might want to post it.
>
> Reports from Great Gull last night was that they might be seeing a slight increase in fish being brought back to colony, well see if that helps slow down the mortality.
>
> Matthew Male
> Chester,CT
> <malematthew...>
>
>
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> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:06:
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:08:03 -0400
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> To: CTBirds<ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
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> Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
> Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
> below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
> were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
> breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
> coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
> with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
>
>
>
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Date: 7/13/19 11:26 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Block busting (Block 20F, Canton)
Chris and I visited two sites in Canton today. Highlights were an Ovenbird feigning injury to draw us off its nest, a hen Turkey with a single downy chick, and an Acadian Flycatcher. Our eBird reports are below.

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby


Atlas Block 20F, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jul 13, 2019 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks. Atlasing conducted, with owner's permission, on private property off Wright Road, Canton.
30 species

Wood Duck 1
Wild Turkey 3 One of the two adult turkeys was accompanied by a single downy chick. There may have been others, but we didn't see them.
Great Blue Heron 5 On the nests in Big Down Marsh (Barkhamsted Land Trust).
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 2 A pair; one bird carrying food.
Red-eyed Vireo 7
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Veery 6
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 3
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 5 A pair was very agitated by our presence. The female flew out of a mountain laurel bush right next to our path; she was probably sitting on the nest.
Common Grackle 1
Ovenbird 3 One bird dragged its wings on the ground as if injured; its mate was nearby, giving alarm calls.
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Blackburnian Warbler 3 Two birds counter-sang in proximity to each other.
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3 Two birds counter-sang in proximity to each other.
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 1
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58146432


Canton: Swan Preserve (Atlas Block 20F), Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jul 13, 2019 9:43 AM - 10:18 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks
7 species

Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1 Found in typical habitat along the brook. It called repeatedly, but did not sing. Seen well by both of us.
Red-eyed Vireo 2 Two males counter-singing in proximity to each other.
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Northern Cardinal 1
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58147199



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Date: 7/13/19 10:57 am
From: Leslie Meredith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Butterflies
Two this week. One last month.

> On Jul 12, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I have had one monarch on my milkweed. That's it so far.
> Bev propen
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Date: 7/13/19 10:26 am
From: MATTHEW MALE via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Roseates
There should be an increase of both Common and Roseate Terns along the CT and LI coasts as the Tern Colony at Great Gull Island is experiencing a shortage of Forage Fish being brought back to colony by the Terns. In the last weeks the Terns seem to be having difficulty finding fish within their diving range at the east end of LIS. This is a mass starvation event, over 1000 deceased young Terns were recovered from the colony on Thursday alone.

Faulkner’s Island is experiencing similar problems, as well as more similar reports from colonies further north.A large number of adult Terns have already left Great Gull,abandoning the colony. There are reports of large groups of Common Terns in unusual places as far South as NJ.
Shallower waters alongshore give the Terns more reliable foraging areas,but unfortunately they have to fly further from their nesting colonies.

This is just to alert all interested that this is happening. I don’t have any answers as to Why this is happening. Might be related to increase in water temperature in LIS or something else. If you see large numbers of Terns in unusual places you might want to post it.

Reports from Great Gull last night was that they might be seeing a slight increase in fish being brought back to colony, well see if that helps slow down the mortality.

Matthew Male
Chester,CT
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Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
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Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT



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Date: 7/13/19 7:09 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk Red-crossbills
Norfolk-Benedict Pond-3 Red-crossbills on the road about 30 minutes ago at the corner of South Sandisfield Road and North Colebrook Road

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/12/19 3:32 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Whip-poor-wills
With the decline of Whip-poor-wills in CT, this year I tried to do some night bird block busting for the CT Breeding Bird Atlas project.  I surveyed many spots that I had previously found Whip-poor-wills and some historical sites that they had been found on previous DEP night bird surveys.  I also followed up on eBird reports of Whip-poor-wills recorded this spring to see if they were maintaining a territory during the breeding season.  The blocks where I was able to record them are listed below.  Despite the positives below, there were still many historical places where they were not found.  Given their cryptic coloration and scarcity, confirming breeding would be extremely lucky, but just recording them singing more than 7 days apart makes them Probable breeders for the atlas.     Given the warm temperatures and waxing moon during this upcoming weekend, it would be a good time to drive around your blocks with the windows down, listening for their distinctive song,  especially around any powerline cuts or overgrown agricultural fields.
Block 65B Southington - Mt. Vernon Rd at powerline cut near Churchill Rd. S7 on 6/1 and 6/14
Block 50F Southington - Mt. Vernon Rd  field across from Lincln College, S7  on 6/1 and 6/14
Block 50E Bristol - Willis St. powerline cut. Newly clearcut habitat in an area where they had been recorded historically.  S7  on 6/1 and 6/14
Block 49B Harwinton, Kalmia sanctuary, Roraback east at end of Laurel Rd. S7 on 6/17 and 6/24
Block 85D East Lyme, Nehantic SF at end of Holmes Rd. Originally found in May by Mark Aronson and Carolyn Cimino, 2 still singing on 7/10
Block 86E East Lyme (?) Darrow Pond. Originally found in May and again in June by Dylan Pedro. 2 still singing on 7/10
Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 7/12/19 3:09 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7/12 coast (Roseates)
Today I hit a few coastal spots in Stratford, Milford, West Haven, Old
Saybrook and Old Lyme. It was slow, with shorebird numbers and diversity
below average for the date, but it is early in the season. Common Terns
were evident throughout. ROSEATE TERNS were seen at the Milford/Stratford
breakwater (1), Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook (1), and along the Old Lyme
coast (12). A bright 'hendersoni' Short-billed Dowitcher was at Sandy Point
with two of the expected 'griseus' subspecies.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 7/12/19 9:53 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Butterflies
I have had one monarch on my milkweed. That's it so far.
Bev propen

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Date: 7/12/19 9:24 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
Low in Chester, too. We would usually have flutters of fritillaries all
over our milkweed, but I don't think I've seen one this year. One each
of black and yellow swallowtails so far, and a couple of painted ladies.
No cabbage moths, which makes me wish we had planted brussel sprouts
this year. The only success we had was with monarchs - a couple came
through laying eggs early in the season, and we had a day of young
hatching, with four excited "babies" exploring the yard all afternoon.

I've also planted with natives and pollinators in mind, so it's
distressing.
On the plus side, we have bats, a wide variety of dragonflies, and more
fireflies than we've had in decades. Things may be on a cycle.

Tammy Eustis
Assistant Director, Killingworth Library Association
860-663-2000
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Subject: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Fri, July 12, 2019 11:56 am
To: <ctbirds...>

Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs
much earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/12/19 9:07 am
From: Donna Lorello via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
It’s been slim pickings here too although had a fresh painted lady this
morning and a fresh monarch. Yesterday, black swallowtail, summer azure and
a couple skippers.

No tiger swallowtails.

Donna Lorello
Branford

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> Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in
> their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs much
> earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
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Date: 7/12/19 8:57 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs much earlier.  My garden is largely native shrubs and plants.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/12/19 5:41 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird bathing
7/12/19- Colchester deck- A delightful phenomena- Eastern Phoebe and Rose-breasted Grosbeak ‘bathing’ in wet tree leaves:) Ernie
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Date: 7/12/19 4:34 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck- cowbird?
7/12/19- 7:15AM Colchester deck- Adult male and female arrived at feeder accompanied by 5 juv/imm.- what’s going on ? Ernie
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Date: 7/11/19 11:33 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Black Skimmers
Stratford Point- On sand bars seen with scope- 2 Black Skimmers

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/11/19 10:31 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford ROYAL TERN
7/11. Stratford, Short Beach (car fee for non-residents) At 1:20 there is an adult ROYAL TERN resting with gulls on the tidalflats (low tide).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/11/19 7:20 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] atlas reminders
A few quick reminders about things that have come up with multiple people recently:
1. Please share eBird checklists with ctbirdatlas - simply entering data into eBird will not get the records into the atlas database (it is possible for us to download eBird data, but the basic download does not include breeding codes, and there is a much longer timelag in getting the data).
2. Only records with breeding codes will go into the atlas database.  It is not necessary to add breeding codes for every species on a checklist - but those that lack codes will not appear on the block species lists or contribute to block totals or atlas maps.  For the breeding portion of the atlas, there is no need to share a checklist if none of the species on it have breeding codes because we will not be able to use the data (the winter atlas is a different matter).
3. Be wary about using the FL (fledged young) breeding code.  This code should only be used in cases where young birds are recently out of the nest and likely to have hatched nearby (and within the block). It should not be used for any young bird.  E.g., flocks swallows, starlings, mourning doves, etc. are starting to congregate - usually containing young of the year ... but these birds could easily have come from miles away, maybe even a different state! There's a blog post from last year on this topic here:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/07/21/the-trouble-with-fledglings/

4. If you are surveying border blocks, please limit your submissions to birds seen within the CT state boundary. Another blog post from last year covers this:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/06/15/block-boundary-problems-part-3/
5. The PE (physiological evidence) breeding code is primarily for use by banders and others who have a bird in the hand. Only under very rare conditions can you see the features needed to use this code during regular birding.
Hope all this helps. If anyone has questions, please feel free to email me.

Thanks,Chris



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Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/11/19 6:18 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder notes
Strange happenings at my Droll Yankees tube feeder yesterday. For the first
time, a Mourning Dove stood on the anti-squirrel barrier and stretched out
to take seeds out of the feeder instead of picking seeds off the ground.
Then a young House Sparrow stood on the barrier begging and fluttering
wings until the only other bird on the feeder - a male Goldfinch - started
feeding the Sparrow.

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Date: 7/11/19 6:02 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] another citizen science opportunity for people with nest boxes
Hi everyone,A week or so ago I wrote about box-nesting birds on the CT atlas blog. Doing that, reminded me that one of my UConn colleagues, Dr Sarah Knutie, recently started a great project on the invertebrates that live in bird nests and parasitize birds. If you have nest boxes that you manage, Sarah would very much like the nests (after the birds are done with them). She wrote the following note with more details on what she is doing and how you can help:

*Box-Nesting Bird Landlords*
I am a scientist from the University of Connecticut thatstudies the effect of nest parasites on Eastern Bluebirds and TreeSwallows as well as what conditions might help these birds fight off theparasites.

I'm looking for landlords that are interested in helping withthe study, especially those that do not manipulate the box in anyway (eguse vanilla, insecticides, DE, etc). To participate, landlords collectnests from their boxes in a labeled ziplock bag as soon as the nest is emptyand send the nests to my lab (I’ll pay for postage or will pick up the nests).UConn students then dissect the nests and identify and count allparasites.

I'm looking for Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow nests fromanywhere and everywhere in the United States and Canada! 

Please send me an e-mail at <nestparasitestudy...> you are interested and I will give you more detailed instructions.

Thanks! ~Dr. Sarah Knutie


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Date: 7/11/19 6:02 am
From: Larry . via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] bald eagles
A recent article from USA Today about a eagle pair that have a young hawk
in their nest.

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AADZ4gD?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare

Larry Flynn
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Date: 7/10/19 4:58 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/10
Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:30- 12pm mid-tide
receding, sunny, 85F.
Lots of visitors again today.
Our osprey family is doing very well. The chicks are growing and have
feathers. Male osprey was on the perch and female osprey on the nest.
Male brought in a fish, ate some of it and deposited the rest in the nest.
Female osprey fed each of the chicks, after which the chicks were all
preening themselves.
the Purple martin colony is bustling. Many flying around and several
chicks' heads popping out of the gourds.
On the marsh: 7 mute swans, 1 fly over American Oystercatcher, 2 Least
terns diving for fish, 1 Yellow crowned night heron feeding, Herring and
Ring billed gulls, and many fiddler crabs scurrying about.
On the grounds: 2 American Robins, 2 Song sparrows, several Common
Grackles, Mourning doves, House sparrows.
Those hairy tent caterpillars galore.
A class was busy observing bird banding, but I didn't have the opportunity
to watch.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 7/10/19 12:05 pm
From: Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] American Avocet
For those looking for Avocet I searched Shell Beach and all along that
route for bird 10-12pm without luck

L. Olsen
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Date: 7/10/19 9:20 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indigo Buntings!
7/10/19- 8-10AM. A birthday walk on a new section of the Airline Trail ( Depot Hill Rd., E. Hampton- east)at least 5 singing Indigo Buntings on power lines,3 Ravens, Baltimore Oriole and Scarlet Tanager. Delightful!! Ernie Harris
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Date: 7/10/19 9:04 am
From: C.S. Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] avocet
All pools east and west checked multiple times, no avocet as of noon.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Blog: WoodWarbling

> On Jul 10, 2019, at 11:46 AM, MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Anyone looking might be wise to check the west end puddles, including Swan Pond. The last avocet in 2014 was spotted in the west end and later in the Guilford shore pools (Shell Beach and Long Cove).
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Date: 7/10/19 8:46 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] avocet
Anyone looking might be wise to check the west end puddles, including Swan Pond. The last avocet in 2014 was spotted in the west end and later in the Guilford shore pools (Shell Beach and Long Cove).


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Date: 7/10/19 8:01 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Juvvie crows
For the first time in my neighborhood we have juvenile crows, which are incredibly amusing as they chase after a parent and beg in the most pleading calls. Very much like the poor, starving baby red-tails we've had in the last 10 years but are absent this year. I miss the hawks, but am laughing at yet another large species dealing with teenagers.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On July 9, 2019 at 7:22 PM Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>
> The 2 juvenile RT Hawks are celebrities in my neighborhood.
> On my evening walk , one was posing in an evergreen- unfazed by 3 neighbors taking pictures. I hope it's becoming a good hunter.
> Bev Propen
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Date: 7/10/19 7:32 am
From: Steve Brainard via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Avocet NO
Adding to Russ's report...
No sign of Avocet at Boulder Pond, marsh along nature center parking lot, and pond with viewing blind at Hammo.

Little Blue Heron and Glossy Ibis (2) were seen.

⁣Steve Brainard
Cheshire, CT

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Date: 7/10/19 5:42 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Avocet continues
I have been looking since 7:30 am without success.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> As of 5:24 the American Avocet is giving easy views in the boulder pond at
> Hammo. Use nature center parking.
>
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Date: 7/9/19 4:24 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Avocet
Still there?

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> On Jul 9, 2019, at 7:13 PM, Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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Date: 7/9/19 4:23 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Juvenile RT Hawks
The 2 juvenile RT Hawks are celebrities in my neighborhood.
On my evening walk , one was posing in an evergreen- unfazed by 3 neighbors taking pictures. I hope it's becoming a good hunter.
Bev Propen
Orange
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Date: 7/9/19 4:14 pm
From: Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet
As of 7:15 the Avocet is showing nicely.
Dave Alpeter

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Date: 7/9/19 2:25 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet continues
As of 5:24 the American Avocet is giving easy views in the boulder pond at Hammo. Use nature center parking.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 7/9/19 2:02 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wayne Petersen Legacy Interview - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

I thought many of you would be interested in my next guest Wayne Petersen in our series called “For The Record Legacy Interview™. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 7/9/19 12:43 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] List Problem
For at least one subscriber (me!) the first post that came through today was Carol Lemmon's on the American Avocet.  Checking the archive I see that the nine previous posts to the list today did not reach my InBox.
Usually this sort of thing relates to a specific email provider.  Mine is Yahoo, by way of AT&T.  Others with the same might have messed the same as I did.

No, I have no idea what the specific problem is, or what do do about it.  I just thought it should be mentioned.

Roy HarveyCTBirds admin/moderatorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 7/9/19 12:08 pm
From: Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Avocet

Tues, 7/9, 3pm. Carol & Gary Lemmon

Avocet continues in Boulder Pond at Hammo.


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Date: 7/9/19 11:06 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet update?
Anyone have any updates on the Avocet at Hammo?

Sean

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Date: 7/9/19 10:31 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Zone -tailed???? Pomfret
This morning around 9:15 AM on Boswotth Rd in Pomfret, I observed a possible Zone-tailed Hawk. It was in the company of 6-7 distant Turkey Vultures circling as they gained altitude. The bird in question looked and acted like a TV but was about 2/3 the size of a TV. Light distance, and heat haze prevented any chance of seeing the tail band or the yellow legs and feet. So all I got is the GISS of this individual and a hunch.

I’m just posting this to remind people to check all of the Turkey Vultures carefully. There was a sighting earlier this year of a Zone-tail in ME. Presumably the same bird that has been frequenting the northeast over the last 5-6 years and went over the hawk watch at Lighthouse Point in 2015.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 7/9/19 9:18 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet Hammonasset Yes 11:42
7/9/19-Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park-American Avocet continues in Boulder Pond as of 11:42 am.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 7/9/19 8:31 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sorry. Forgot. M Komara

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Date: 7/9/19 8:31 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet still in Boulder Pond. However, Meigs Point parking is full and park officials just shooed everyone from parking alongside the pond. The park is crowded and they are probably nervous since the fatal car accident. Best bet: nature center

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Date: 7/9/19 7:45 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet continues Hammo
7/9. Madison, Hammo SP - American Avocet continues 10:30 in “boulder” pond at Meigs Pt.
Frank Mantlik & small mob

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Date: 7/9/19 6:14 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Avocet - HBSP
Assuming this will soon be asked...
HBSP stands for Hammonaset Beach State Park
by the way everyone.

Stefan Martin
Stratford

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> American Avocet in Boulder Pond now
> Feeding and preening
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Date: 7/9/19 6:11 am
From: Jim Link via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet - HBSP
American Avocet in Boulder Pond now
Feeding and preening
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Date: 7/9/19 5:51 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mansfield Hollow/Windham Airport
This morning from the top of the dike in North Windham, there were 2 Least Sandpipers on the mud that had appeared recently.
On the airport side, 5 species of swallows are staging on the tarmac of the airport. There were 2 Cliff Swallows in the mix.
There were also 2 distant recently fledged Eastern Meadowlarks with one adult.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 7/7/19 6:09 pm
From: Jim Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Forensic photography help requested to ID a possibly rare hummer from MD
My fellow CT birders,

I spent the long weekend in Silver Spring, MD where, on the 4th, I photographed what I believe to be a non-native hummingbird species, either an escapee or a natural vagrant. The bird was only in my view for a few seconds and I took the shoot first and ask questions later decision knowing photographic proof would be needed for a potentially important record. I got one photo with the bird in the frame, my camera was on auto and focused on the building a few feet behind the hummer. The bird was gone before I could get another photo or visually study it and if I didn’t have my camera around my neck I wouldn’t even have the one crappy shot. I felt the bird was much larger than any species I’ve seen in these parts. I posted my finding to the MD list serve and all who emailed me (which was a fair amount of folks, but no conclusion was made to species) agreed what can be seen in my one out of focus photo shows something besides a Ruby-throated or Selasphorus species. I am posting this to my fellow CT birders asking if someone on the list has the ability and experience to manipulate the photo with computer programs to possibly reveal some field marks that could hopefully ID the species or at least the genus.

Here is a link to the eBird post with the photo:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57975188 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57975188>

I will happily email the original un-cropped photo to anyone on this list that thinks they might be able to pull something out of the photo and wouldn’t mind trying.

If the link above to the eBird post doesn’t come through in this email for some reason, it is eBird checklist number
S57975188

In appreciation,
Jim Dugan
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New Milford
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Date: 7/7/19 1:57 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This afternoon seen at East Granby Farms a male and a female Bobolink. In past years the town has mowed this area obviously preventing the nesting of grassland birds. So it was hearting to see the field left unmowed. However there was no sign of nesting activity.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 7/7/19 1:14 pm
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird appeared on a few Connecticut Christmas Bird Counts in the earliest 1940s, usually just one individual per year. From 1950 through 1962, the Connecticut statewide CBC total for mockingbirds was from 0 to 5 birds. This species showed an exponential increase in numbers on the statewide Connecticut Christmas Bird Count beginning in the 1960s: 22 individuals in 1964-65, 85 in 1966-67, 200 in 1969-70. These dramatic increases continued through the 1970s, with 426 mockingbirds in 1971-72, 653 in 1973-74, 933 in 1974-75, 1,132 in 1976-77, and 1,934 in 1980-81. A record high total of 2,098 mockingbirds was reached in 1981-82. High numbers continue to be counted through the 1980s and into the early 1990s. Since then, there has been a steady, significant decline in Northern Mockingbirds counted on CT CBCs. Here are the average annual numbers for the last 6 five-year periods: 1,771 mockingbirds average count from 1989-90 through 1993-94; 1,525 average count from 1994-95 through 1998-99; 1,307 average count from 1999-2000 through 2003-04; 989 average count from 2004-05 through 2008-09; 641 average count from 2009-10 through 2013-14; 589 average count from 2014-15 through 2018-19. The most recent five-year average count is 33% of the first average count listed above - thus, a 67% decrease in numbers since the late 1980s/early 1990s. The lowest mockingbird count in the last 45 years occurred on the 2013-14 CBC (409 individuals), and this year’s total was second lowest in 45 years, at 495 individuals. (These are raw numbers, not adjusted for total party hours or for the increased numbers of CBCs held in Connecticut - which makes the decline even more significant.) Based on Christmas Bird Count data, Northern Mockingbird is in a 15 to 20 year free fall in our state.

Steve Broker
Cheshire

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Date: 7/7/19 11:44 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Block busting weekend for the atlas
This weekend I block busted blocks 56E, 58D, and 58F in my southeast
region. Today I spent the morning in block 56E "Willimantic E" though it's
actually Lebanon. Tallied 64 species (22 confirmed breeding) in mostly
farmland and residential habitat. Most interesting were a couple of male
Kestrels in different spots and multiple White-eyed Vireo territories (5 or
6 off the top of my head). Immature White-eyed Vireos have black eyes, like
Barred Owl eyes, striking looking. The hardest species to get today (of the
expected to find variety) were Ovenbird and Red-eyed Vireo! Had one
individual of each and had to search multiple areas to turn them up. Just
not enough woodlands with all the farm fields and such.

Dave Provencher

P.S. Swallows are starting to mass up. Had a couple of large mixed flocks
of Tree, Barn, Rough-winged, and Bank.
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Date: 7/7/19 11:16 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mockingbirds
A couple evenings ago I heard a Mockingbird along the Quinnipiac River do Chimney Swift. That was a new one!

Paul Smith
New Haven

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Date: 7/7/19 10:27 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Storm-Petrels
This morning from the New London-Orient Pt ferry, Phil Rusch and I had two Wilson’s Storm-Petrels on the CT side on the outbound leg only. Very quiet otherwise.

Was out by Gardiner’s Bay, Montauk, and offshore from there on Thu-Fri. There were no Shearwaters evident til we were some 20 miles south of Long Island. Wilson’s were the only inshore tubenose.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 7/7/19 9:58 am
From: Karen Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird. Washington Depot, CT
Northern Mockingbirds were my first bird interest as a kid, being dive-bombed by them while playing in my neighborhood. They seem to be abundant here as well in my Waterford neighborhood with their varied repertoire of song including the calls of a Killdeer, of which there is a family being raised below the tree the mockingbird sings from. They are also abundant at Harkness Memorial State Park here in Waterford.

Karen Gallo
Waterford

> On Jul 7, 2019, at 10:31 AM, SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I had a "driveway moment" yesterday in Newington going into a store when I was arrested by hearing in quick succession a blue jay, robin, starling, crow, FISH crow, catbird chatter, tufted titmouse bugle, and then -- the huge giveaway -- a fire engine siren. AAHHAAA!!!!
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>> On July 7, 2019 at 10:13 AM John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>>
>> Do not hear or see Northern Mockingbird much around where I live here in Washington, CT. Just came back from picking up the Sunday newspaper and had a singing Northern Mockingbird by the Washington, CT Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT. The most reliable place locally for me to hear and/or see a Northern Mockingbird. Love their "song".
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>> David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 7/7/19 9:26 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird Washington Depot Ct


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Concerning Northern Mockingbirds from a historical perspective it is amazing how much they have increased in Connecticut over the years. I remember being excited when I found the only one on the Hartford Christmas bird count in the early 60s! What is interesting and disturbing is that the Brown Thrasher on the other hand is decreasing even though it is in the same family as the mockingbird.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/7/19 7:32 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird. Washington Depot, CT
I had a "driveway moment" yesterday in Newington going into a store when I was arrested by hearing in quick succession a blue jay, robin, starling, crow, FISH crow, catbird chatter, tufted titmouse bugle, and then -- the huge giveaway -- a fire engine siren. AAHHAAA!!!!

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville

> On July 7, 2019 at 10:13 AM John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Do not hear or see Northern Mockingbird much around where I live here in Washington, CT. Just came back from picking up the Sunday newspaper and had a singing Northern Mockingbird by the Washington, CT Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT. The most reliable place locally for me to hear and/or see a Northern Mockingbird. Love their "song". 
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Date: 7/7/19 7:16 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Mockingbird. Washington Depot, CT
Do not hear or see Northern Mockingbird much around where I live here in Washington, CT. Just came back from picking up the Sunday newspaper and had a singing Northern Mockingbird by the Washington, CT Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT. The most reliable place locally for me to hear and/or see a Northern Mockingbird. Love their "song". 

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Date: 7/6/19 6:22 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raptor Workshop
Raptor Workshop

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven (at the Migration Festival)

Learn how to identify raptors as they pass by in fall migration. You'll
learn how to identify the various buteos, accipiters, eagles, vultures, and
falcons that can be observed in CT. The workshop will be held during the
Migration Festival, run by the New Haven Parks Department. Leader: Steve
Mayo (coordinator of the Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch). Contact person: Chris
Loscalzo at <closcalz...> and 203 389-6508.



Chris Loscalzo

COA President

Woodbridge

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Date: 7/6/19 6:21 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shorebird ID Workshop
Shorebird Workshop

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

CT Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford

Sharpen your shorebird identification skills at one of the best places to
see shorebirds in the state. There will be an indoor presentation followed
by outdoor field study. The event is co-sponsored by COA and the
Connecticut Audubon Society. Meet at the coastal center parking lot. The
workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike. Leaders:
Patrick Comins, et al. Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at
<closcalz...> or 203 389-6508.



Chris Loscalzo

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Woodbridge

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Date: 7/6/19 6:19 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Photography Workshop
Bird Photography Basics Workshop
CT Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford

Saturday, August 10th, 2019 from 8:15 am to 10:45 am

Leaders: Paul J. Fusco and Julian R. Hough



Do you like making images but don't know what basic equipment you need?
Are you deterred because you think you need a "big" lens to make great
images?
Tired of wondering why your images don't look as great as the
"professionals"?

Then join experienced and local wildlife photographers Paul Fusco and Julian
Hough for a workshop that should immediately improve the quality of your
images. This workshop will consist of a short indoor presentation followed
by in-the-field instruction on how to apply some basic principles of
photography.

You will learn:

. The basic equipment recommended for achieving the best results

. Basic, but incredibly effective, fieldcraft techniques

. What makes a great composition and how to achieve it

. Information about your subject and environment you need to know
before you go into the field.

Skill Level: Basic to intermediate. This workshop is aimed at photographers
that have a DSLR body (no bridge cameras or point and shoots) and use a
300mm lens or longer for bird photography. Participants should have a good
working knowledge of their cameras and basic understanding of exposure. This
workshop aims to build on participants' basic photography skills to improve
their images rather than learn photography.



The workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike. It will
be limited to 16 participants. Register now to reserve your place.

Paul and Julian are familiar and respected figures in the CT birding and
photography community and have been photographing birds around the world for
many years. Their work has been published in a variety of magazines and
books in North America and Europe. They have been responsible for the design
and photography for CAS's State of the Birds report since its inception in
2006. Contact person: Milan Bill at <mbull...>



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Date: 7/6/19 6:18 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA/CBS Workshop
Combined COA/CT Botanical Society Bird/Plant Workshop

Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Wimisink Preserve, Sherman

Spend a morning with plant enthusiasts and learn about the plants upon which
birds depend while we birders show them the birds that visit the plants that
they know and love. On this joint event of the CT Botanical Society and the
Connecticut Ornithological Association we'll visit a freshwater wetland
where bitterns and other marsh birds have bred. We may also visit the nearby
Herrick Trail to look for woodland species. Meet at the parking lot to the
Wimisink Preserve on Route 39, just south of Route 55 (1/2 mile west of
Route 7) in Sherman. The workshop is free and open to COA members and
non-members alike. Leaders: John Anderson, CBS, C: 860-248-1053; Chris
Loscalzo at: <mailto:<closcalz...> <closcalz...> and 203
389-6508.



*Please watch for an update a few days before this event that will report on
the status of the trail leading to the south observation platform at the
preserve. It is in need of repair that we hope will take place before our
workshop!

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Date: 7/6/19 6:13 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER!!!
There are four COA workshops scheduled for this summer! They are as
follows:



Saturday, July 20th: Combined workshop with the CT Botanical Society at
Wimisink Preserve in Sherman.



Saturday, August 10th: Photography Workshop at CAS Audubon Coastal Center in
Milford



Sunday, August 11th: Shorebird ID Workshop at CAS Audubon Coastal Center in
Milford



Sunday, September 15th: Raptor Workshop at Lighthouse Point Park in New
Haven



I will post the notices for each of them separately so that they will "fit"
into a post on ctbirds. Stay tuned!



Best regards and good birding,



Chris Loscalzo

COA President

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Date: 7/6/19 1:07 pm
From: Paul Wolter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Breeding Bird Atlas Block busting in Montville.
Atlas Block 86C this morning. 42 species with the most noteworthy being a singing Prairie Warbler and Field Sparrow in very late successional habitat on Ridge Hill Road.

Paul and Maureen Wolter
Madison


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Date: 7/6/19 5:37 am
From: Edward Sadowski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 BB cuckoos continue
Woodbridge community gardens between fitness trail markers 5 and 6.

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Date: 7/6/19 5:34 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Sandhill Crane
My neighbor, in her 80’s, saw what was most likely a Sandhill Crane in her yard yesterday around noontime. She called her daughter, also a neighbor and she looked across the street (Rt. 74) and saw it too. They know what a heron is and confirmed it as a Crane when shown a photo of one.
The elderly neighbor says she has seen it few times over the past four weeks or so.
I have searched the area a few times to no avail. There is suitable habitat in the area. Several hay and corn fields with the Skungamaug River and marshy areas. “The Country Butcher” on Rt. 74 is the location.
I will post if it is found.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 7/6/19 4:58 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo


Paul Desjardins
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A species we should be on the lookout for is Yellow Green Vireo. It has a tendency to wander having been recorded in 12 states including New Jersey and Massachusetts. It superficially resembles Red Eyed Vireo but the undersides are yellowish.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/6/19 4:07 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
I agrees with what Steve and Aidan have said. I have been taught to think
horses not zebras when I see hoofprints.
It was early morning and the light was to my back so the bird was was well
lit.
I looked at the 4 different bird books that I have and my 1st inclination
was red-eye but the yellow on the throat was too striking... One book said
it could be confused with a Tennessee Warbler but it was the wrong size.
Lastly I went to All About Birds and went the process of looking at similar
species and listening to their calls and songs and it was the call that
sealed it for me... it was the song that initially caught my attention and
it match perfectly.

Will

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> I agree with Steve. It's not completely I guess, but almost not possible to
> have one right now. Completely unheard of. They don't breed anywhere near
> CT and it's way too early for a migrant, of a species that is very scarce
> in the actual migration window to begin with. I would check out a Red-eyed
> singing an odd song.
>
> Aidan Kiley
> Fairfield
>
> On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 8:34 PM Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> > That would be a remarkable, unprecedented date.
> > Regards,
> > Steve
> > On Friday, July 5, 2019, 02:57:40 PM EDT, William Hobbie via CTBirds
> <
> > <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Opened the sliding door this am and heard a song I did not recognize.
> > Grabbed the binoculars and found a Philadelphia Vireo in one of my apple
> > trees, A Life Bird for me
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Date: 7/5/19 9:36 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Darien Dowitchers
7/5/19
6:30am flying NE to SW just offshore of Weed Beach.

6 Long-billed Dowitchers


Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 7/5/19 5:45 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
I agree with Steve. It's not completely I guess, but almost not possible to
have one right now. Completely unheard of. They don't breed anywhere near
CT and it's way too early for a migrant, of a species that is very scarce
in the actual migration window to begin with. I would check out a Red-eyed
singing an odd song.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield

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> That would be a remarkable, unprecedented date.
> Regards,
> Steve
> On Friday, July 5, 2019, 02:57:40 PM EDT, William Hobbie via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Opened the sliding door this am and heard a song I did not recognize.
> Grabbed the binoculars and found a Philadelphia Vireo in one of my apple
> trees, A Life Bird for me
>
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Date: 7/5/19 5:34 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
That would be a remarkable, unprecedented date.
Regards,
Steve
On Friday, July 5, 2019, 02:57:40 PM EDT, William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Opened the sliding door this am and heard a song I did not recognize.
Grabbed the binoculars and found a Philadelphia Vireo in one of my apple
trees, A  Life Bird for me

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Date: 7/5/19 5:33 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden - Hooded Warbler
A male Hooded Warbler remains on Woods Road just north of the YMCA Camp, end of Downs Road.   Access to the site is the Quinnipiac (blue trail) to the blue/red blazed feeder.   
I think there should be a new Atlas Code GO (for "Goofing Off").   Goofing Off would be feeding/gleaning, singing, and showing well in front of the observer, at this peak time of the season, instead of more sought-after breeding behavior, like carrying nest material or food.  That Hooded Warbler was seen well and constantly singing, definitely T (song or other evidence of territory establishment on at least 2 days, at least 7 days apart).  I spent a lot of effort in my Block today, but like the Hooded, every bird seemed to be Goofing Off.  
Steve Mayo
Bethany
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Date: 7/5/19 11:57 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Philadelphia Vireo
Opened the sliding door this am and heard a song I did not recognize.
Grabbed the binoculars and found a Philadelphia Vireo in one of my apple
trees, A Life Bird for me

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Date: 7/5/19 10:17 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] SE CT atlasing
Like many of us, I have been visiting areas I might not normally bird to survey blocks for the atlas.  I spent a good amount of time in Hoffman Evergreen Preserve in Stonington this morning.  Excellent spot but I have never walked the whole perimeter. I had six singing ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, which I am going to guess might be a number hard to top in any other single spot in southeastern Connecticut.  

I have also been surveying Assekonk Swamp Wildlife Management Area.  In the eBird era, this place has not been birded at all, but it was temporarily famous for hosting Connecticut's only confirmed record of Fulvous Whistling Ducks in the spring of 1987. The northern "swamp" end is accessible from Wheeler Jr/Sr High in North Stonington but there are few spots to actually view the swamp.  The southern end is accessible but very hard to find from Rt 184 in North Stonington.  There is an unmarked dirt road just east of Jeremy HIll Road with a sign well into the woods that says "Area Closed" for no apparent reason.  A few driveways east of that road, there is a shared driveway (#825) that leads to a parking area, sign, and green gate.  From here, there is a (50?) acre second or third year clearcut in the middle of mature woods and near the south end of the large Assekonk Swamp (but no apparent access to the swamp from here, either).  I had almost thirty EASTERN TOWHEES and almost the same number of COMMON YELLOWTHROATS.  There was other good stuff in the area, including two singing HOODED WARBLERS.  

I have also had great luck birding power lines wherever I can access them.  There are a lot more Prairie Warblers close to my home than I realized.  There are also more productive little nature areas around than you might think, especially on roads that you would not normally travel.  A little time looking at satellite views on Google Maps for example, can turn up some new discoveries. 

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/5/19 7:31 am
From: Thera And Andy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbridge black-billed cuckoos
While gardening at the community gardens 2 black-billed cuckoos in and around the pond between the gardens and the firehouse.
Andy and Thera Stack

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Date: 7/5/19 5:49 am
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hawks & geese
This year I’ve been watching a large hawks nest about 100 feet up in a coniferous tree across the lake where you can see the parents moving around and the young hawk out on the branch. It screeches in the morning-presumably to be fed. We saw it on the ground with prey and the parent about 20 feet away also with prey-likely teaching the little one to hunt. The 2 families of geese that daily frequent our yard didn’t appreciate the hawks’ presence on the shore. They began swimming back and forth, (including the young goslings) honking and flapping their wings -similar to mating behavior, presumably in an effort to get them to leave, which they eventually did. FYI “Big Daddy” (the leader of the flock who had the lure caught in his foot and removed by game warden a couple weeks ago) recovered 100%. Except for two tiny holes a little larger than a pin hole, in the web space of his left foot, one would never know he sustained the injury. Nature is truly marvelous.
Christina Nieves
Enfield

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Date: 7/4/19 6:31 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cliff Swallows - Bethany July 4
2-3 Cliff Swallows flying low for several minutes at the Bethany Airport at 745 pm tonight.  Breeding Atlas safe date is up until July 1.
More evidence that Summer's over (ie, for the birds).
Steve Mayo
Bethany

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Date: 7/4/19 6:10 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fledged red-shouldered Hawks
7/4 - finally this morning with much shrieking, local parent plus 2 fledgling red-shouldered hawks being mobbed by crows over my house. Still some downy feathers showing.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 7/3/19 2:18 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandhill Crane!
7/3/19- 8:20AM- As I left Broadway heading North on Rt85 in Colchester, a Sandhill Crane flew over. Ernie Harris
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Date: 7/3/19 1:49 pm
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cattle egret no
Sherwood shows no Cattle Egret. 4:45 pm

I did see 3 coyote pups heading to the marsh from the feeders through the small meadow by the model plane field.

Sean

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Date: 7/3/19 1:25 pm
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Squirrel Mange
7/4/  Replying to squirrel mange question.Secure Ivermectin from Vet and place 1 drop on a walnut and feed. Powerful stuff.Feed  once a week for 3 weeks. Hopefully you can tell apart.That's once a week, not day.Nancy MorandDurham, CT
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Date: 7/3/19 12:35 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] atlas block-busting update
If anyone is planning to go block busting over the holiday weekend, we just did a web site update and have revised the priority list:http://ctbirdatlas.org/BlockBusting.html

All of the block map statistics have also been updated, so you can also search for blocks with few confirmations if none of the priority blocks are near to you.
If it doesn't look like things have changed when you go to the site, you probably need to refresh your browser - or maybe even close and reopen it - as your computer will cache the old version for a while.

We probably won't have another update until sometime next week due to Morgan and my travel schedules, but we will try to get things updated again before the following weekend.
Chris


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Date: 7/3/19 12:04 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ermine, Bears, etc on one SBC
Our annual Summer Bird Counts (SBC) experimented this June with also
reporting MAMMALS. Woodbury/Roxbury, thanks to its Compiler Russ Naylor,
is the first SBC sending in those reports, this week, including 126 bird
species and 23 MAMMAL SPECIES, especially focusing on potential bird
predators, and hoping to learn more about the multiple factors which may
impact bird populations.

You can find the full list of mammals at this website:
bird-censusing.blogspot.com

Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT
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Date: 7/3/19 11:35 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] McLean Game Refuge, Granby/Simsbury (Atlas Block 21C) - Acadian Fly still present
McLean Game Refuge - Atlas Block 21C, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jul 3, 2019 7:37 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weather: sunny; 67 F to start; humid and buggy.
25 species

Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5 Two males tapping counter to each other.
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1 Along Paine Brook. Doug Beach and I found an ACFL (presumably this same one)
along the brook on June 17th.
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 2
Veery 1
Wood Thrush 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Ovenbird 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 5
Scarlet Tanager 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

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Date: 7/3/19 9:31 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT hawk
The two juveniles RT Hawks just made their first appearance in my yard. One got a chipmunk. The other one, sat on a branch for about 5 minutes, getting dive bombed by jays & grackles.
Bev Propen
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Date: 7/3/19 9:30 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Cattle Egret NO as of noon on
Other locations I would recommend for anyone looking to check out:

-County Club of Fairfield off of Harbor Road in Fairfield (visible from the
end of Rose Hill Road)

-Morehouse Lane in Fairfield has great habitat along the whole road if you
drive up.

-Hunt Club as Will mentioned.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield



On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 12:21 PM William Schenck via CTBirds <
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> Sherwood Island SP, 12:00 — conveniently was already at the park looking
> for SALS when the report came in. Not on the circle, or the grassy parking
> lot areas, or any of the picnic areas. Nyala Farms yielded no results —
> heading to the Hunt Club right now.
>
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> Greenwich
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Date: 7/3/19 9:21 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] OT
Kathy Van Der Aue did a blog series on treating a mangy red fox.  I don't suppose there will be much overlap with treating a squirrel, but it is an interesting read.

https://naturaliststable.wordpress.com/2018/09/

thru

https://naturaliststable.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/fox-update-final/

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT




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New batch of squirrels- with mange.
Any remedies to administer to wild animals. ?
Bev


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Date: 7/3/19 9:21 am
From: William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cattle Egret NO as of noon on
Sherwood Island SP, 12:00 — conveniently was already at the park looking
for SALS when the report came in. Not on the circle, or the grassy parking
lot areas, or any of the picnic areas. Nyala Farms yielded no results —
heading to the Hunt Club right now.

Will Schenck
Greenwich
Connecticut Young Birders’ Club
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Date: 7/3/19 9:03 am
From: boll via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cattle Egret Sherwood Island SP, Westport
Cattle Egret grazing in the big circle at park entrance of Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, at 11 AM.


Jay Boll
Norwalk, CT

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Date: 7/3/19 8:49 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT Hawks
Family of red tailed Hawks in area- juvenile just flew over my head & driveway. It's flying okay- trying to balance in trees .
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 7/3/19 7:43 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] OT
New batch of squirrels- with mange.
Any remedies to administer to wild animals. ?
Bev

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Date: 7/3/19 6:49 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport: Interest Blue Jay behavior
I was having coffee early this morning and it began raining Fall webworm caterpillars onto our patio.  Above, blue jays were tearing apart a webworm nest in our sweet gum tree.  After a while a blue jay came down to the patio and began grabbing caterpillars and scraping them on a rock (presumably, to remove the noxious hairs) and then eating them one after another.  There were definitely young jays in the mix as they were begging for food.
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Date: 7/3/19 4:48 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Behavior question


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Amy, sounds like courtship behavior.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/2/19 11:52 pm
From: AMY HOPKINS via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] behavior question
Today I watched a house sparrow in full male adult breeding plumage running around acting like a fledgling in full begging mode with fluttering of wings and plaintive cheeps.  Or perhaps like a female wanting to be mounted (crouched down with tail lifted in the air).  I shot several videos.  It went on for quite a long time as he seemed to be looking for someone to feed him.
I've never seen anything like this before.  It was in an area with several visible house sparrow nests and lots of other house sparrows, including many juveniles.
Does anybody know what's going on?
Amy Hopkinsseen in North Branford
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Date: 7/2/19 8:08 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] block busting for the atlas
Yes, as Dave points out there is often a short delay between data submissions and their appearance in our atlas summaries - even for eBird submissions which are easiest to incorporate. I was gone over the weekend (block busting partly!) so have a few days of catch up to do.

Our goal is to run an update of the web materials before this weekend (hopefully tomorrow), so that people can plan their atlas work with the most up to date info.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/2/19 5:17 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Granby atlasing - five species confirmed
Also look for duller plumage on young Ravens, often dull dark brownish
tinged rather than glossy black. A photo I took recently of a young Raven
showing the brownish plumage and slight pink gape (as well as adult
photo) can be found at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57620492

Dave Provencher



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> John, if you have the opportunity, look for a pink gape on the potential
> juvenile Common Raven - a good indication that this is indeed a hatch year
> bird. Juvenile vocalizations may also help make the determination.
>
> Steve Broker
> Cheshire
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Date: 7/2/19 4:12 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] block busting for the atlas
Indeed some of us have been block busting! In fact I have not done any
surveying in my own blocks so far this year but have been block busting
"zero" blocks in the southeast region due to the critical need for coverage
in the region. The Atlas team is busy entering data but at this busy time
of the year they are a little behind submissions, which is of course to be
expected and a credit those submitting the data. But to the point of
focusing effort where needed, I want to mention southeast region blocks on
Chris's list of needy blocks that I have recently worked. These blocks
could use additional attention yes, but they need less than the others
Chris listed. The blocks on the list I have just recently worked are: 72B
and 73E. Both of these blocks now have 50 or 60 species recorded, give or
take.

We could really use a a hand with all the needy blocks Chris listed. Time
is running out for this year. We have only one more year to do our best for
the birds of Connecticut. Next year, the last year for the field work, will
be a push to cross the finish line, and every piece of data we can get this
year will help shorten the distance we need to go. We can do this!

Dave Provencher
Southeast Region Coordinator







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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> At least two groups went block busting for the CT atlas this weekend, and
> I know several individuals are doing the same - finding blocks without much
> survey effort and spending a few hours helping to fill gaps. If you are
> interested in helping with this, we now a list of target blocks on the
> atlas web site:http://ctbirdatlas.org/BlockBusting.html
>
> I also just wrote a blog post on the topic, which helps explain how to
> identify good blocks to target:
>
> http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/07/02/block-busting-independently/
> As you'll see, we especially need help in the southeastern portion of the
> state - so anyone wanting to work on their New London list, this is your
> chance! You never know, you might find a fork-tailed flycatcher ....
> Chris
>
>
> Chris Elphick @ssts
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Date: 7/2/19 3:06 pm
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby atlasing - five species confirmed
John, if you have the opportunity, look for a pink gape on the potential juvenile Common Raven - a good indication that this is indeed a hatch year bird. Juvenile vocalizations may also help make the determination.

Steve Broker
Cheshire



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Date: 7/2/19 3:01 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] block busting for the atlas
Hi everyone,
At least two groups went block busting for the CT atlas this weekend, and I know several individuals are doing the same - finding blocks without much survey effort and spending a few hours helping to fill gaps.  If you are interested in helping with this, we now a list of target blocks on the atlas web site:http://ctbirdatlas.org/BlockBusting.html

I also just wrote a blog post on the topic, which helps explain how to identify good blocks to target:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/07/02/block-busting-independently/
As you'll see, we especially need help in the southeastern portion of the state - so anyone wanting to work on their New London list, this is your chance!  You never know, you might find a fork-tailed flycatcher ....
Chris


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Date: 7/2/19 1:04 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point


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This morning there were 5 Semipalmated Sandpipers and a Least Sandpiper. Presumed returning migrants.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/2/19 12:24 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] urban predators
Not the ones swept up by Waterbury homicide detectives and appearing on
local TV news yesterday. These were juvenile Red-shouldered Hawks
patrolling the lawn at the city's Fulton Park, a true urban oasis
surrounded by heavily populated city neighborhoods. Red-shoulders were
confirmed nesting in the park in 2018, and clearly they were successful
this year. While at least two juvs hunted out in the open, one adult was
stationed at the top of a dead tree in the park's wooded eastern slopes.
The juvs were out on a recently mowed lawn. At first I thought they were
after earthworms, but when they ran briskly to grab something small off the
ground, they were definitely after something more mobile than a worm -
maybe a beetle or a grasshopper. One was so close to busy Pine Street that
only a small border of bushes separated it from the sidewalk.

Also noteworthy were single singing male Pine Warblers in 3 different
stands of E White Pine and an E Wood-Pewee, hardly a city stock item,
singing on territory in the mature woods (along with a couple Red-eyed
Vireos)..

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 7/2/19 10:59 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby atlasing - five species confirmed
Confirmed: Tree Swallow, Catbird, Baltimore Oriole, Black-and-white Warbler, Yellow Warbler. I strongly suspect that one of the three Ravens was a youngster, but couldn’t confirm it. They kept together in a tight group.

John Weeks
North Granby

North Granby: JG Property (Private Access), Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jul 2, 2019 7:09 AM - 9:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Weather: 65 F to start; cloudy to mostly cloudy (high ceiling)
44 species

Wood Duck 1
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Alder Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 3 Three together, possibly a family group.
Tree Swallow 5 One went into a nest hole in a snag and flew out carrying a fecal sac.
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Eastern Bluebird 2 Male singing from many different posts and chasing another male around the north marsh.
Veery 3
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 7 One fledgling: scruffy-looking; faint streaks on breast; yellow gape. I couldn't make out any chestnut coloration on the undertail coverts. Voice slightly higher-pitched than that of an adult.
American Goldfinch 3
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 5 Two birds counter-singing.
Eastern Towhee 1
Baltimore Oriole 1 Female, very agitated and carrying food.
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 5
Ovenbird 2 Male bird very agitated, his crest feathers raised. He flew all around me, singing and calling from different perches.
Black-and-white Warbler 3 Male of agitated pair was carrying food.
Common Yellowthroat 5 Two males counter-sang from territories close together.
Yellow Warbler 3 Adult female fed a fledgling.
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2

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Date: 7/2/19 5:09 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island SP is OPEN
Parking at the east side of park only

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/1/19 5:46 pm
From: Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden blue herons
Any help would be greatly appreciated as to where to park and photograph the blue herons on Lake Whitney. Are there any trails or is viewing from the road/bridge.

Thanks

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New Milford

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Date: 7/1/19 5:34 pm
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chester, 7/1: LA waterthrush bopping around on our deck
Chester, 7/1 - Around 8:20pm (dusk), a juvenile Louisiana waterthrush
decided to land our deck. It's a second-floor, elevated deck with
railings; and while we're about a mile from a brook that I know
waterthrush nest near, we've never seen one come so close to the house.
It first landed on the clothesline that runs by the deck (a favorite
perch for hummingbirds and where we hang the oriole oranges) - I thought
it was an ovenbird or wood thrush from the belly markings. But I noticed
that it bobbed its tail more than most birds that size when they try to
stay balanced on the line. Then it hopped onto the deck railing and did
the full-on tail-bob strut of a waterthrush! It looked a little
puffy/scruffy, with a couple of loose downy feathers on its back,
although it was well able to fly and had very clear plumage markings
(like the eye-striped). After about a minute, it flew down to our lawn,
where I lost track of it.
Don't know if it was attracted by the sound of the waterfall in our
pond, or just happened to stumble on some good eats. But we're happy to
have it visit!
:-)
Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Date: 7/1/19 11:56 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby: Atlasing Mary Edwards Mountain Property
I confirmed nesting of three species today in the Granby Land Trust’s Mary Edwards Mountain Property: Black-billed Cuckoo, American Robin and Northern Cardinal. Full eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby


Mary Edwards Mountain Property (CT Atlas Block 21A), Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jul 1, 2019 9:09 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Weather: sunny, low humidity; 73 F to start; somewhat breezy.
29 species

Mourning Dove 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Carrying a plump, hairy caterpillar that only a cuckoo could love.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Stirred up two angry Robins when it perched low in a tree, presumably near their nest.
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 1
American Robin 2 A pair, furiously berating a Red-shouldered Hawk; one of the Robins was carrying a worm.
It never ceases to amaze me that birds can call and even sing while carrying food in their beaks.
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 3 Adult fed a nearly full-grown fledgling.

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Date: 7/1/19 9:28 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grace Salmon Park Black-Billed Cuckoo
7/1/19, 10:30 AM -- Grace K. Salmon Park, Westport


1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO briefly showed stupendous views. Tried to refind it with no success, but probably still lurking.


Preston Lust, Westport

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Date: 6/30/19 11:55 am
From: Lauren Brown via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
We once had a Carolina Wren nesting in our garage – in a bucket of sawdust!  Until finding the nest, I couldn’t figure out why Carolina Wrens were flying out of the garage every time I opened the door. Then I had to figure out how they were getting IN the garage,  which turned out to be just the tiniest little crack at the top of the door.

My father once put some wet hiking boots on the back steps to dry and then went away for two weeks. When he came back, there was a Carolina Wren nest in one of the boots.  Another year in a dried up wreath on the back door.  There are probably countless stories like these.  

Lauren Brown,  Branford

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Date: 6/30/19 9:11 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandhill Crane NW CT
New Milford flying east over rte. 7. One Sandhill Crane.

11:45 Sunday 6/30

Sean

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Date: 6/30/19 7:20 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island SP Closed
Due to storm damage from yesterday’s thunderstorms, the park is closed. The Purple Martin program that Miley Bull and I were going to do at 4pm at the nature center will be rescheduled at a later date.


Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 6/30/19 6:03 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] wren in garage
I posted last year about a wren nesting in my garage. Had to leave the door open. Unfortunately, they chose to stuff the garage door opener with nest materials...it still doesn't work right!

Zellene

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Date: 6/30/19 2:53 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher No
Brief search this morning before heading out to do fieldwork did not turn
up yesterday's flycatcher.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 6/29/19 8:53 pm
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Laughing Gull Influx
6/29/19, 7:00 PM -- Compo Beach, Westport


22 LAUGHING GULLS all flying west mix of immatures and adults. Certainly interesting to note this movement, which is, at least in my experience, substantial for June in Connecticut. Also flying west were 3 BLACK SKIMMERS and 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON. Additionally, there were large concentrations of feeding terns, many of which were carrying fish off to Cockenoe Island. Birding at Compo is always fun as dusk approaches, as one can get a good appreciation for the diversity of species that nightly head over to the Norwalk Islands to roost.


Preston Lust, Westport


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Date: 6/29/19 3:40 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Probable Fork-tailed Flycatcher Preston, can't relocate
No sightings of he bird. Been here since 5PM.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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> On Jun 29, 2019, at 4:03 PM, David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Just drove passed bird on fence of Sweet Grass Creamery on Mattern Road in
> Preston. Looked immature type, tail half length of adult. Turned around and
> went back but could not relocate during brief search, commitment stopping
> me from continuing search. Will look later. Bird was a bit west of farm
> buildings.
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Date: 6/29/19 1:04 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable Fork-tailed Flycatcher Preston, can't relocate
Just drove passed bird on fence of Sweet Grass Creamery on Mattern Road in
Preston. Looked immature type, tail half length of adult. Turned around and
went back but could not relocate during brief search, commitment stopping
me from continuing search. Will look later. Bird was a bit west of farm
buildings.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 6/29/19 9:35 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield WMA, 6/29: Grasshopper Sparrows, nesting confirmed
Successful attempt (finally!) to confirm nesting of Grasshopper Sparrows here for the Atlas. They’ve been here for at least 20 years. Thank goodness for Breeding Code “Carrying Food.” I don’t know how I would have ever located the nest itself — though I had a pretty good idea where the female was lurking — nor would I have wanted to disturb the birds that much.

Full eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby

Suffield WMA (Atlas Block 7E), Hartford, Connecticut, US
Jun 29, 2019 8:21 AM - 9:49 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Observers: Chris Chinni and John Weeks.
22 species

Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Fish Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
American Goldfinch 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 2 Two singing males. In addition to the one carrying food, a probable female was calling from a dense stand of weeds nearby. The male, clearly disturbed by our presence, flew from one song post to another, singing and keeping a watchful eye on us. Apparently to prevent us from discovering the nest site, he eventually decided to eat the fat green caterpillar he was carrying.
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 2 Two males counter-singing in proximity to each other.
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Orchard Oriole 1 Adult male. Not the same male (which was a first-summer bird) seen here on 6/7/2019 near a nest occupied by his mate.
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 3 Two males counter-sang, and one chased the other.
Prairie Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 4 Three singing males, one accompanied by his mate.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57784258

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Date: 6/28/19 10:11 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nocturnal Black Skimmers Norwalk
1am

Went to get a midnight snack and heard through my window the distinct calls of Black Skimmers. In my cove here in East Norwalk, the same two birds skimming for young of the year baitfish by the docks with parking lot lights illuminating the area. East side of Veterans Park.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 6/28/19 5:53 pm
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
Paul, I had a Carolina Wren investigating my garage several times recently, undoubtedly planning a second clutch. Earlier, the Carolina Wren pair nested in my upturned canoe, just as they did in 2018. They find the canoe an ideal place for nesting - I less so.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 6/28/19 4:04 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh Least Bittern
Paddling from Sackett Point Road boat launch in North Haven (?) in the late afternoon on a rising tide yielded one adult Least Bittern, several Seaside Sparrows, marsh wrens, spotted sandpipers, a greater yellowlegs, bank swallows.

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Date: 6/28/19 2:35 pm
From: SOPHIE ZYLA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
While on Great Gull Island I spent a week in one of the tower rooms where a Carolina Wren was nesting. It isn't just the terns that rule the island, it is all the birds. The wren sent me flying out of bed the first morning by perching two feet from my head and singing as loudly as it could at the first hint of light. Who needs an alarm clock to make it to trapping on time when your roomy is a wren.

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Birders : Do not underestimate the power, perkiness, curiosity, aggressivity,
and operatic voice qualities of our Carolina Wrens.  And their ability to find nesting possibilities in so many human habitats!!

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford



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Date: 6/28/19 2:09 pm
From: CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Carolina Wrens
Birders : Do not underestimate the power, perkiness, curiosity, aggressivity,
and operatic voice qualities of our Carolina Wrens. And their ability to find nesting possibilities in so many human habitats!!

Carolyn Cimino
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Date: 6/28/19 11:49 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Carolina Wren


Paul Desjardins
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Yesterday a Carolina Wren flew into the my kitchen. He entered through the attached garage but he found his way out to safety. I thought that was the end of it until upon arriving home today I discovered they are building a nest inside the garage! When I go somewhere I leave the garage door open but always close it at night. So obviously they have been flying into the garage in the daytime. Wonder what they do at night. Anyway, it seems I will be leaving the garage door open continuously now!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 6/28/19 6:32 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Florence Griswold Museum exhibit
I was at the Flo Gris yesterday and saw the new exhibit, "Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art." I was impressed. As you walk into the first room, the walls were covered with huge murals of birds in silhouette and other works that were unique. Each artist amazed me. Another portion of the exhibit is housed in a different building...works of art made from insects. Very worthwhile seeing. Go to florencegriswoldmuseum.org/fragile-earth for more in depth descriptions. The gardens are at peak, too, and lunch at the café overlooking the Lieutenant River is very pleasant.

Zellene
Bloomfield

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Date: 6/27/19 7:49 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wimisink - American Bittern
Sherman/Wimisink Marsh - American Bittern seen flying into reeds on west side of  South Pond opposite platform at 7:35 PM.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 6/27/19 6:25 pm
From: Northernrail via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stragglers
Female RB Merganser seen at the mouth of the Oyster River, Old Saybrook today.First summer Common Loon off of Salt Island, Westbrook, about a week ago,  sorry for late post.John Ogren 

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Date: 6/27/19 4:50 pm
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern no
No luck at Milford Point this evening, 6/27 7:45pm, locating the Black Tern seen earlier. A Small group of Laughing Gull and one Roseate Tern in the dozens of Common at the far west end of the sand bars.

Sean

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Date: 6/27/19 1:40 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherman/Wimisink - American Bittern
June 26 - American Bittern reported by Alison Brion flying across south pond, landing on dead tree.  Not relocated today.  6/27 - Least Bittern, Virginia Rail, Green Herons, just fledged Belted Kingfishers; a gazillion young wood ducks, 2 young hooded merganzers.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 6/27/19 11:38 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN Stratford
6/27. Stratford, Short Beach Park (parking fee for non-residents)- 1 adult CASPIAN TERN (on sandbar near breakwater) among 160 Common Terns on Housatonic River tidal flats and/or foraging in flight, 2:30pm. Also 4 BRANT (have been 7 around), but cannot see Black Tern.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 6/27/19 7:22 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern Milford Point
From Steve & Charla Spector adult Black Tern on west sandbar flew toward Stratford, with Ranger M 9:45 AM

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Date: 6/27/19 1:46 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nocturnal Black Skimmers Norwalk
My 2 Black Skimmers back again feeding in my cove around the Veterans Park marina lights at 4am. I have been observing this fairly unusual time to feed for the last 6 years with them. They appear virtually at anytime. I live across the street with my window open, and can hear them calling, which alerts me they are back feeding. I walk to my front porch, then to the street or the park to watch them at night. I have filmed them at night in the past.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 6/26/19 7:09 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT bird atlas - nest box birds
Zellene beat me to it, but it's well known that wrens will enter the nests of other birds and poke holes in eggs, presumably as an eviction strategy that allows them to take over the nest. I'm not defending house sparrows, but it cuts both ways ... and it's hardly the sparrows fault that they ended up here :).

With nest box birds on the listserv's collective mind, though, I will take the opportunity to ask everyone to submit reports of any birds they can confirm as breeding in nest boxes. Reporting via eBird (share with ctbirdatlas) is easiest for us, but you can also use the incidental observations form on the atlas web site.  Full details here:http://ctbirdatlas.com/Surveys-Incidental-observations.htm
Direct link to the form, here:http://ctbirdatlas.com/PDF/Incidental_obs_data_form.pdf
To read more about nest box nesting birds, there's a new piece on the blog, here:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/06/27/nest-boxes/
Thanks,Chris

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Date: 6/26/19 3:17 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
6/26 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:45am-1PM- mid tide
rising, 70-87F, sunny.
Wow- the center was busy with visitors today. Nice to chat with so many
people interested in our wildlife.
The Purple Martin colony is bustling...I counted about 13 PMs flying in and
out, with 2 little heads poking out from the gourds.

On the marsh-a huge dead tree washed up in the middle of the marsh. The
birds love it! 2 D.C. Cormorants, 1 osprey and a few gulls perched on it.
Our ospreys are tending to the 3 chicks. The male & female take turns on
the nest and chicks. From 10:45-10:50, both ospreys were off the nest, so
we had nice views of the 3 chicks, but it was sunny & hot out there. The
female returned at 10:50 and was on the nest, wings spread out to shade the
chicks.
On the marsh: 6 Great Egrets, 4 Snowy Egrets, 11 Mute Swans, the 2 D.C.
Cormorants, 1 additional osprey, 2 Tree swallows flew over.
On the grounds: 2 Song sparrows, 1 Female Orchard Oriole (heard another one
singing), about 12 Common Grackles including 2 juveniles, begging. It was
interesting-there are the tent caterpillar nests around the property and
the Grackles were poking their heads into the tents and gobbling down those
caterpillars.
House sparrows, 4 Robins, singing House wren, Mockingbird, 2 Cardinals and
3 Mourning Doves with one on a nest.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 6/26/19 11:00 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset


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This morning seen from the Meigs Point section with Dan Rottino 2 Laughing Gulls and several close flyby Roseate Terns.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 6/25/19 1:09 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The House Wren's Revenge
I have always had the opposite happen...the wrens destroy the sparrow nests. They pull out nest material and harass the sparrows. The sparrows rebuild and the wrens strike again.

Zellene

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Date: 6/25/19 5:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hurricane Sandy helped Piping Plovers
6/25. An article in today’s online NY Times illustrates how the scouring/flooding effects of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island NY beaches (like Fire Is.) resulted in an increase in Piping Plover nesting habitat.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/science/fire-island-hurricane-sandy.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage


Frank Mantlik
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Date: 6/24/19 8:26 pm
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Never EVER set a mouse trap in a bird house. That’s a terrible and horrendous idea, and extremely unethical because there’s no way to guarantee that the death is quick. If you want to set traps, consider Van Ert traps or a large repeating trap. You don’t want one that will kill the bird inside the box because if you catch a native bird that’s beyond bad. There’s plenty of resources on the North American Bluebird Society that give suggestions on trapping an exterminating House Sparrows.

Other suggestions are hanging string from the entrance, different style entrance holes (not just circles), and house placement suggestions. Again, the North American Bluebird Society has amazing resources and they can be applied to all nest boxes.

And of course, if you set traps, remember to check them regularly in case you do catch a native species so you can release it quickly and hopefully without harm.

-Matt Bell
Vernon

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 20:59, Tony [Sent From My Ipad] via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> www.sialis.org <http://www.sialis.org/> is a good website about deterring these sparrows. Last year, a House Wren killed two of my House Sparrow eggs. House sparrows are very opportunistic nesters!
>
> Tony Belejack
> Wallingford
>
>
> On June 24, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Chip Caton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> <mailto:<ctbirds...>> wrote:
>
> Hi, that is not true in my experience of about ten years now. a hole size of 1 and 1/4 inches keeps the wrens in and the sparrows out. And we have plenty of house sparrows in our yard. That’s what the guidelines say, that’s what I’ve done, and it’s worked.
>
> Chip Caton
>
>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:00 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> <mailto:<ctbirds...>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I’m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I’m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
>> Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.
>>
>>
>> Monica Nichols
>>
>> Madison
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it’s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You’re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
>>> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent by Susanne Shrader
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Date: 6/24/19 6:58 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Croft

Andrew,

Coming from the South, the lot is on the right and very small. There is a tiny CT Audubon sign. Directions are in my book, Birding in Connecticut.

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Date: 6/24/19 6:52 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain heard but not seen
Fisher tiday, first in several years since all the debris from Superstorm Sandy was removed, they loved the hiding room.

Robert Jase <busterggi...>
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Date: 6/24/19 5:59 pm
From: Tony \[Sent From My Ipad\] via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
www.sialis.org is a good website about deterring these sparrows. Last year, a House Wren killed two of my House Sparrow eggs. House sparrows are very opportunistic nesters!

Tony Belejack
Wallingford


On June 24, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Chip Caton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Hi, that is not true in my experience of about ten years now. a hole size of 1 and 1/4 inches keeps the wrens in and the sparrows out. And we have plenty of house sparrows in our yard. That’s what the guidelines say, that’s what I’ve done, and it’s worked.

Chip Caton

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:00 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I’m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I’m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
> Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.
>
>
> Monica Nichols
>
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it’s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You’re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
>> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>>
>>
>> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>>
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Date: 6/24/19 5:57 pm
From: Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wren boxes and House Sparrows
If you want to retrofit existing nest boxes you can use a large metal
washer, like you would put on a bolt.

Select a washer with a 1 1/8” inside diameter, drill a couple of small
screw holes in the washer, one on either side, to allow you to attach the
washer to the face of the nest box. Center the washer over the existing
hole and secure in place with screws placed in the holes you drilled.

The diameter of the hole is now the appropriate size and you have a
squirrel guard to prevent gnawing of the nest box entrance.

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 20:41 David Jury via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I can only speak from my own limited experience, but a box with a 1 and
> 1/8th inch entrance hole seems to be successful at accommodating house
> wrens or chickadees (though no other species) while excluding house
> sparrows. Knowing that house sparrows are common in our area and would be a
> potential problem, I purposely chose a box with a 1 and 1/8th inch hole
> after reading that 1 1/4 is the smallest size house sparrows can fit into.
> This is our third year of having that box in our back yard, and so far so
> good: the first year we had two successful broods of house wrens, last year
> we had a successful brood of chickadees, and this year we have house wrens
> again. Each year, house sparrows have spent much of the spring trying to
> claim the box, but have never been able to get inside. Eventually they
> realize that they can't fit, and give up and move on (though they can be
> rather slow and stubborn to admit it).
>
> David Jury
> Ellington
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Date: 6/24/19 5:41 pm
From: David Jury via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wren boxes and House Sparrows
I can only speak from my own limited experience, but a box with a 1 and
1/8th inch entrance hole seems to be successful at accommodating house
wrens or chickadees (though no other species) while excluding house
sparrows. Knowing that house sparrows are common in our area and would be a
potential problem, I purposely chose a box with a 1 and 1/8th inch hole
after reading that 1 1/4 is the smallest size house sparrows can fit into.
This is our third year of having that box in our back yard, and so far so
good: the first year we had two successful broods of house wrens, last year
we had a successful brood of chickadees, and this year we have house wrens
again. Each year, house sparrows have spent much of the spring trying to
claim the box, but have never been able to get inside. Eventually they
realize that they can't fit, and give up and move on (though they can be
rather slow and stubborn to admit it).

David Jury
Ellington
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Date: 6/24/19 5:36 pm
From: Chip Caton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Hi, that is not true in my experience of about ten years now. a hole size of 1 and 1/4 inches keeps the wrens in and the sparrows out. And we have plenty of house sparrows in our yard. That’s what the guidelines say, that’s what I’ve done, and it’s worked.

Chip Caton

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:00 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I’m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I’m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
> Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.
>
>
> Monica Nichols
>
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it’s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You’re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
>> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>>
>>
>> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>>
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Date: 6/24/19 5:01 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Hi,

I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I’m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I’m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.


Monica Nichols

Madison

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it’s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You’re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>
>
> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>
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Date: 6/24/19 1:00 pm
From: Comcast via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it’s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You’re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?


Sent by Susanne Shrader

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Date: 6/24/19 12:11 pm
From: Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 BLACK VULTURES in Clinton
2 black vultures soared ovee Ocean State Job Lot at 11:30am today. Above the din of the fish crows.
Joe in Madison

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Date: 6/24/19 12:00 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Richard Croft Preserve
Hi all,
Does anyone know where the entrance is to the Richard Croft Preserve in Goshen, CT, on E. Street North?  I went there early this spring to try for moose and NE cottontails as well as birds and was not able to find the gate and audubon sign they talk about being there on the CAS website.  There was a park lot across from the 5/2 mile point given on the site but it was on the wrong side of the road and wasn't an CAS park.  Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Andrew
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Date: 6/23/19 9:47 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Sharp-Shinned Mohawk Mt
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Paul Carrier Graphics
> Date: June 22, 2019 at 10:22:00 PM E
>
> I want to post what Ive seen recently - Paul C
>
> today, june 22, I had 1 Goldfinch and 2 Pine Siskin on my thistle feeder! Are they a breeding pair ????
> had a pair breeding at my home here in Harwinton many years ago
>
> Also found a pair of Sharp-shinned hawks up on Mohawk Mt in Norfolk CT .
>
> Paul Carrier
>
>
>
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Date: 6/23/19 6:39 am
From: Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruddy duck in West Haven
Drake ruddy duck viewed from the Kimberly Ave bridge over the West River mouth. Bird is near the western bank, south of the bridge.

Acadia Kocher & Severin Uebbing
New Haven
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Date: 6/23/19 5:10 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
That's a great idea. I, too, have been "fished out" by a heron, which surprised me when it started two years ago since I'd had no problem for 13 years with large fish, and suddenly was "discovered". My pond is very small -- two pools, one 3'x3' cascading into one 4' x 7', which seemed way too small to be worth while. The fish are only in the larger pool. Fortunately, it is pretty deep (30" in center), so I constructed a hiding place in the middle and that worked well. The sad part was that the fish were terrified and would no longer come to the surface to visit or feed, so I could not enjoy my beautiful fish. Trying a number of things, I eventually got a blue heron decoy and it has worked like a charm (knock on wood). I move it around periodically. Since your bird apparently is attacking your decoy, I'd suggested another such as a coyote or eagle. I don't think a green heron decoy would work, but that would be smaller and more attractive...

And, just for a chuckle, until I needed the decoy I'd always scoffed when seeing them at garden centers -- I thought they were for people with bad taste in garden decor!!!! Little did I know...

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On June 22, 2019 at 2:10 PM Lorrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> We also have a small pond that has been visited by a great blue it was suggested to me that putting an upside down milk crate in pond gives place for fish to hide from bird I have a large rock on it to keep it submerged it has worked well
> Lorrie Shaw
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Date: 6/23/19 4:52 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron eating Koi question
I have a good friend who did this and caught one great blue heron and two owls -- one barred and one screech, all of which were tangled in the net and had to be held and untangled. She took down the net.

> On June 22, 2019 at 10:34 PM SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> I strung netting across my pond and had no more problem.
>
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Date: 6/22/19 7:34 pm
From: SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great blue heron eating Koi question
I strung netting across my pond and had no more problem.

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 6/22/19 7:26 pm
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Atlasing Tips
I would add one tip (specific to a group of birds) to Chris Elphick’s excellent list of suggestions for confirming breeding these days for the Connecticut Bird Atlas.

(See Chris’s Atlas Blog http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/06/21/tips-on-confirming-breeding/#more-666 <http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/06/21/tips-on-confirming-breeding/#more-666>
and his ctbirds posts of June 20 & 21.)

Wood-warblers are foraging for food now to feed their nestlings or recently fledged offspring, and they use chip calls to communicate with each other and with the young. In wooded areas, listen for characteristic chip calls by Ovenbirds, Black-and-white Warblers, and Worm-eating Warblers, and do the same in low, wet areas for Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, and the waterthrushes. The same can be said for other species of warblers that breed in our region. We are hearing one or both parents giving these chip calls as they move through their preferred habitats, and the chips come fairly steadily over extended periods of time. If you can locate adults by zeroing in on their chip calls as the adults move around foraging, you increase the chances of seeing them carrying food - hence confirming breeding. The chips vary in tone, sharpness, and loudness from species to species, and with practice you often can identify the species of warbler before seeing it. All this depends on slowing down your birding, often standing still for two or five or ten minutes.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 6/22/19 6:42 pm
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Durham Meadows/Coginchaug River Marsh Birds
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Durham Meadows/Coginchaug River off Route 147, Durham —
American Bittern (1), Least Bittern (2, audio taped), Virginia Rail (2), Sora (1), and confirmation of breeding for Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, and Marsh Wren (Atlas Block 82A Durham).
My initial eBird post incorrectly listed these observations for June 20. The canoe trip was today.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 6/22/19 5:53 pm
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3 State St Hamden Eagle Chicks Ready to Fly
Hi All. The 3 State Street Hamden Eagle Chicks look in Robust Good Health
and are getting ready to Fly. I continue to estimate around the 1st to the
4th of July for the fledging date. I was there tonight (Sat 6/22/19) for
about 2 hours ending around 8:15 PM. When I arrived, 2 chicks were on the
big North nest branch, the third was on the rim of the nest on the South
side. All were flapping at one time or another - note: always one at a time.
About 6:45 PM, Daddy bird showed up with a half-eaten fish which the kids
made short work of. About 7:35 PM, Mom showed up with a shad that had to be
15" long and still alive. She dropped it in the nest and flew off. The kids
ate it with good nest table manners. After everyone had their fill, there
appeared to be some left. It is my opinion that these are some of the best
parents in the State of CT. They check all the boxes: Good Nest Location,
Good Nest Construction, Good Providers, Good Defenders, Good Nurtures etc.
etc. This is apparently why they are so successful. Come down and visit. The
new nest is very easy to see from the Proto Tire parking lot. I'm there from
6 to 8 PM weekends (In good weather) and, occasionally, on week nights too.
Regards, Mike Horn, Hamden, CT





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Date: 6/22/19 3:08 pm
From: Steve Morytko via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Loon at Ashford Lake
Common Loon seen on the north side of Ashford Lake at 6pm. Will post photos in eBird later.
Steve Morytko

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Date: 6/22/19 12:37 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Indigo Bunting
As a thunderstorm is rolling into Colebrook a Male Indigo Bunting is
perched on top of my barn's lightning rods singing his heart out.
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Date: 6/22/19 12:20 pm
From: Larry . via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
Having had a koi pond for many years, and having been visited by egrets,
osprey, raccoons and more, I can say that I never lost a fish to a
predator, first be sure the water is deep enough,at least a few feet so
the fish have a chance to go below the predators range. I used strawberry
pots on the bottom so they have hideouts, plants are big! pickeral rush for
one (pontideria cordata) makes great hiding spots, looks beautiful and
makes for a healthy pond, plus small birds will use the branches and leaves
for drinking and bathing from, use as many plants as you can, they also
keep the hot sun from shining directly on the water which can make
for.lethal water temps. If the.pond is in a wide open area, big birds will
have no issue flying in and picking off fish, so covering or surrounding
the pond be it trees fencing or whatever will hinder them flying into a now
smaller, tight space. Fake coyotes, foxes... are useless, think of all the
moving head horned owls that were put up on cell towers to keep ospreys
from nesting, those owls don't work on boats either, the birds will just
sit on the owls head and poop away or eat a fish.The last thing is that
fish get use to people hand feeding them and if trained will come right up
a eat out of you hand, I'm not so sure they know the difference between a
human silhouette to a herons. By the time they learn it probably to late.
Larry Flynn Mystic Ct

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> We also have a small pond that has been visited by a great blue it was
> suggested to me that putting an upside down milk crate in pond gives place
> for fish to hide from bird I have a large rock on it to keep it submerged
> it has worked well
> Lorrie Shaw
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Date: 6/22/19 11:11 am
From: Lorrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron
We also have a small pond that has been visited by a great blue it was suggested to me that putting an upside down milk crate in pond gives place for fish to hide from bird I have a large rock on it to keep it submerged it has worked well
Lorrie Shaw

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Date: 6/22/19 7:29 am
From: Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!!
Wonderful news!

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 10:23 AM Christina Nieves via CTBirds <
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> Thank you to all the CT birders who responded to my SOS. The rescue was a
> success! A beautiful Canadian Goose I call him "Big Daddy" the leader of a
> flock of 2 families that come to my lawn every day had a large 5" fishing
> lure caught in his foot this morning. He swam away before I could get to
> him and got his foot snagged on an underwater branch. I called the DEEP
> Emergency number provided to me and they sent a game warden: Officer Heath
> who paddled out on my kayak and somehow (by grace) was able to get him to
> shore and remove the lure.
> A sad reminder that we need to protect our land and water for the
> beautiful creatures we share space with. But I suspect I am preaching to
> the choir with this group! Thank you all again.
> Sincerely,
> Christina Nieves/Enfield
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Date: 6/22/19 7:23 am
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!!

Thank you to all the CT birders who responded to my SOS. The rescue was a success! A beautiful Canadian Goose I call him "Big Daddy" the leader of a flock of 2 families that come to my lawn every day had a large 5" fishing lure caught in his foot this morning. He swam away before I could get to him and got his foot snagged on an underwater branch. I called the DEEP Emergency number provided to me and they sent a game warden: Officer Heath who paddled out on my kayak and somehow (by grace) was able to get him to shore and remove the lure.
A sad reminder that we need to protect our land and water for the beautiful creatures we share space with. But I suspect I am preaching to the choir with this group! Thank you all again.
Sincerely,
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Date: 6/22/19 6:34 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose
Hi, Christina!
There's a list of CT rehabbers for ducks and geese here:
https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320816&deepNav_GID=1655


Poor guy! Good luck!

:-)

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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Sat, June 22, 2019 7:54 am
To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>

Any recommendations on who to contact to help an injured Canadian goose?

I have had 2 beautiful families that come to my yard 2-3 times a day,
I've watched their babies growing and observe their behavior daily for
months now and so it is tremendously sad (and angering) to see the big
leader has a fishing lure caught through its foot. He is not making his
beautiful honking sound and obviously distressed, although is walking
and swimming in the water.

If anyone knows who I might contact to help please let me know.
Christina Nieves/Enfield





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Date: 6/22/19 4:54 am
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose
Any recommendations on who to contact to help an injured Canadian goose?

I have had 2 beautiful families that come to my yard 2-3 times a day, I've watched their babies growing and observe their behavior daily for months now and so it is tremendously sad (and angering) to see the big leader has a fishing lure caught through its foot. He is not making his beautiful honking sound and obviously distressed, although is walking and swimming in the water.

If anyone knows who I might contact to help please let me know.
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Date: 6/21/19 12:17 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great blue heron question.
Try a different decoy -- a coyote or fox, or maybe an eagle.

> On June 21, 2019 at 3:13 PM "Danforth, Mark E (Mark) via CTBirds" <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> I have a friend with a small Koi pond that a heron has been pilfering. They tried a heron decoy, but the problem heron swoops in and knocks it over. Interesting behavior. Anyone have success with another effective method to deter further predation of Koi? Pond is small, 12’x8’. Nets not desirable.
> Mark Danforth, Tolland
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Date: 6/21/19 12:14 pm
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great blue heron question.
I have a friend with a small Koi pond that a heron has been pilfering. They tried a heron decoy, but the problem heron swoops in and knocks it over. Interesting behavior. Anyone have success with another effective method to deter further predation of Koi? Pond is small, 12’x8’. Nets not desirable.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 6/21/19 6:24 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] cuckoos (again)
One other thing.  Will, based on your description, I would report the cuckoo you saw to the atlas using the breeding code H for a bird in suitable breeding habitat.
And more generally, everyone should be aware that cuckoos frequently fly around with food that they will then consume themselves. So, the CF (carrying food for young) breeding code should not be used for cuckoos.  More on this issue on a blog post from last year: http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/06/01/cuckoos-carrying-food/
Other birds that you should not use CF for are crows, ravens, jays, hawks, falcons, osprey, terns, kingfisher, etc.  Again, the reason is that these birds commonly carry food some distance for reasons that have nothing to do with breeding.  The CF code is specifically for cases when a bird is carrying food to its young. If you accidentally use the code for one of these species, though do not worry - but be aware that we will change it in the atlas database and the species will remain unconfirmed in the block.

Thanks,
Chris

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Date: 6/21/19 6:16 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] cuckoos
Will, Greg, and anyone else who is interested,

I just posted some thoughts on cuckoos, along with atlas data so far, on the atlas blog:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/06/21/cuckoos-declining-but-increasing/
(As always, be aware that all maps are preliminary and that we're still sorting through the process of pulling data into the atlas database, especially when submitted via the paper form, but also some eBird data.)
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Date: 6/20/19 6:01 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] confirming breeding for the atlas
Many thanks to Jack Swatt and Dave Provencher for their great posts about the atlas this week. It's really helpful when people share tips on how to add or confirm breeding species and add to the growing atlas database. 

Jack's comments about woodpeckers are spot on - now is a great time to confirm breeding simply by walking through the woods and listening for young clamoring in their nests.
Along similar lines, I put together a blog post with tips on how to move species into the confirmed breeding category - a major goal, especially for blocks that already have a lot of species detected. The post is here:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2019/06/21/tips-on-confirming-breeding/
Chris

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Date: 6/20/19 5:22 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Colebrook Bobolinks


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Phone: (860) 623-3696


William, thank you so much for caring enough about the Bobolinks to delay haying. There used to be a breeding colony at my patch at stn 43 South Windsor until the land owner converted the field into a corn field.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 6/20/19 3:39 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Bobolinks
Came home this evening and found 2 males and one female Bobolink in my
Hayfield... guess the field wont get hayed until later in the season.

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Date: 6/20/19 2:44 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
Good questions by Will, and appropriate given the CT Bird Atlas currently
under way. It's always good to bear in mind that the presence of a bird of
a species known to breed in given area does not guarantee that the
individual is actually breeding. The Atlas offers a long list of criteria
and circumstances that help participants determine if breeding is
confirmed, probable or possible. It's well known there are excess males of
many species ready to take over a territory that comes open for any number
of reasons.

Regarding cuckoos specifically, they're species known for uneven
distribution from year to year, primarily because they depend on a food
source subject to periodic outbreaks (large hair caterpillars such as Tent
Caterpillars and Gypsy Moths).

Chris Elphick may have some comments regarding cuckoos and the ongoing
Atlas.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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> Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich — while birding earlier this afternoon, one
> of the first birds I observed was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo foraging on
> insects and caterpillars in the trees of the parking lot. An especially
> interesting sighting of this uncommon CT breeder as we are well into the
> nesting season... as far as I understand, this species usually breeds in
> more inland locations with mature, diverse forest. Perhaps this bird was
> foraging far from its nesting sight? Any theories/history on the breeding
> of Yellow-billed Cuckoos in coastal or wider CT are welcome. Last I
> checked, the bird was not there, though it covered a wide area while
> foraging.
>
> Will Schenck
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Date: 6/20/19 1:53 pm
From: William Schenck via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich — while birding earlier this afternoon, one
of the first birds I observed was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo foraging on
insects and caterpillars in the trees of the parking lot. An especially
interesting sighting of this uncommon CT breeder as we are well into the
nesting season... as far as I understand, this species usually breeds in
more inland locations with mature, diverse forest. Perhaps this bird was
foraging far from its nesting sight? Any theories/history on the breeding
of Yellow-billed Cuckoos in coastal or wider CT are welcome. Last I
checked, the bird was not there, though it covered a wide area while
foraging.

Will Schenck
Connecticut Young Birders’ Club
Greenwich
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Date: 6/19/19 8:26 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nocturnal Feeding Skimmers
11:20pm

Two Black Skimmers feeding under marina parking lot lights by Veterans Park in East Norwalk.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 6/19/19 7:00 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bridled Tern Oyster Bay, NY Sighing
According to an acquaintance of mine in Oyster Bay in Long Island, Tim Murphy has apparently seen the bird today.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 6/19/19 4:21 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Breeding Broad-winged Hawks
After 2 full months of complete silence following their April arrival, I had 2 Broad-winged Hawks flying overhead this afternoon, one of which was calling. I was concerned that they may have abandoned their traditional nest site after the construction last summer of a new house 2 doors down, very close to their nest. Relieved to see that they are still here. Without binocs, I could not tell if one was a juvenile. Still no sign of young of the nearby-nesting Red-shouldered Hawks. Had a juvenile Great Crested Flycatcher at my suet a few days ago. Pine Warblers have started singing once again. And so, another spring has flown away.

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 6/19/19 11:19 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
6/19 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, low tide,
rising, overcast, 70F.
The Purple martin colony was busy (about 14) this morning, with a chick's
head poking out to be fed around 9:55am.
Our ospreys have 3 chicks now. Most of the morning, the female was on the
nest and the male on his perch, with the chicks either sleeping or
preening. An occasional stray osprey flew over, which caused a lot of
calling from our pair.
On the marsh: 1 Snowy Egret, 4 Great egrets, 1 American Black duck, 27
Mute swans, 2 D.C. Cormorants.
On the grounds and feeders: 2 Song sparrows, 1 singing Yellow warbler, 4
House finches (2 juveniles), 4 Robins, 6 Common Grackles, 2 Mourning Doves,
1 Red winged Blackbird, 1 Carolina Wren, 1 House wren, 1 Mockingbird, 1
Blue Jay, 1 Cardinal, House sparrows.
One very large, rotund woodchuck, 1 rabbit and a squirrel at the "squirrel
proof " bird feeder.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 6/19/19 9:53 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] South Windsor bird needing rescue
Hi, David!
This link has a list of small bird rehabbers in CT:
https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320812&deepNav_GID=1655


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Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor bird needing rescue
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Wed, June 19, 2019 12:45 pm
To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>

Is anyone able to assist in a rescue of a hatchling that has fallen out
of
a nest? My buddy sent me a picture.. No feathers at all on this bird and
he can not find the nest. I am unable to get out of work to go and help.
If anyone can assist, and also advise what he should do with it in the
meantime so I can let him know, that would be great.

Thank you,
David Funke
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Date: 6/19/19 9:46 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor bird needing rescue
Is anyone able to assist in a rescue of a hatchling that has fallen out of
a nest? My buddy sent me a picture.. No feathers at all on this bird and
he can not find the nest. I am unable to get out of work to go and help.
If anyone can assist, and also advise what he should do with it in the
meantime so I can let him know, that would be great.

Thank you,
David Funke
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Date: 6/18/19 2:27 pm
From: PATTY CLIFTON via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] wood thrush
Mid afternoon today, we were excited to hear a beautiful wood thrush, announcing it's return to Deer Lake Camp in Killingworth.  
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Date: 6/18/19 8:18 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Field
Walked outside this am and saw a Male Bobolink singing in my hayfield
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Date: 6/18/19 6:53 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Large brown bird with wide wings in field in Washington, CT
Going out yesterday afternoon to take my Mom on her afternoon short walk behind the house here I was surprised to see a large brown bird with large wide wings fly up from the field below the house. I just saw the bird briefly but was amazed at it's size and how wide it's wings appeared to be. I have no clue what it was as I only saw it for perhaps 30 seconds. Any ideas what it could have been? It was a lot bigger then a Wild Turkey. Perhaps a Sandhill Crane?

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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