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4/25/18 6:59 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/25/18 6:56 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] May 1-2 Migration push (NY) prediction
4/25/18 6:38 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut Audubon Seeking Birders of all Levels!
4/25/18 5:02 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield OCWarbler continues
4/24/18 5:56 pm Deborah Cushman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-and-white warbler
4/24/18 5:25 pm Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glastonbury - Mississippi Kite
4/24/18 3:14 pm Jeff Feldmann via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lone Loon 4-24-18
4/24/18 3:12 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/24/18 3:03 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby: Holcomb Farm, 4/24 -- small correction
4/24/18 2:49 pm Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4073, Issue 1
4/24/18 2:33 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-tailed Hawk carrying Live Snake
4/24/18 12:37 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby: Holcomb Farm, 4/24
4/24/18 12:06 pm Steven Beal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbird
4/24/18 8:37 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Nope
4/24/18 7:48 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cooper's Hawk chasing American Crow - Washington, CT
4/24/18 7:41 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] clearing up some atlas breeding code confusion
4/24/18 7:12 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Green Heron- Wilton
4/24/18 6:32 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] David La Puma Ph.D - BirdCallsRadio
4/24/18 6:11 am Milan Bull via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Volunteers invited!
4/24/18 5:33 am Sandy and Katie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Headed Vireo-Huntington SP
4/23/18 4:06 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle Westport / Fairfield
4/23/18 2:32 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern towhee-female -Orange
4/23/18 1:44 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Another Close Encounter
4/23/18 12:25 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Granby, 4/23: FOY Virginia Rails, CHIMNEY SWIFT (early for this site!)
4/23/18 11:55 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Gull Some Specific Help this weekend
4/23/18 10:25 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler,Hammo
4/23/18 10:18 am Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Johnnycake Mtn Hawkwatch
4/23/18 10:10 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New London Rufous - Unspecified Yard
4/23/18 10:08 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
4/23/18 9:49 am Steven Beal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow Warbler: Fairchild Garden
4/23/18 8:57 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-Throated Warbler at Rosa Hartman Park, Greenwich
4/23/18 8:26 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sorry pond rt63 Middlebury
4/23/18 8:04 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton B&W Warbler
4/23/18 7:31 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich arrivals
4/23/18 7:21 am Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lost laser pointer at Hammo
4/23/18 7:17 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee-Orange backyard
4/23/18 6:26 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook this morning
4/23/18 6:05 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little pond- white memorial Litchfield
4/23/18 5:55 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/23/18 4:40 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Litchfield American Bittern continues
4/23/18 4:22 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
4/23/18 4:20 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Litchfield Soras and Virginia Rails
4/23/18 4:02 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Litchfield American Bittern continues
4/22/18 6:13 pm Dana Laird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings;
4/22/18 5:56 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Bald Eagle gathering corn stalks for nest
4/22/18 5:37 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
4/22/18 5:08 pm MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Juvenile Bald Eagle Flyover - West Hartford Ct
4/22/18 4:55 pm Dana Laird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
4/22/18 11:21 am Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill, Common Yellowthroat, Waterford
4/22/18 11:16 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbill, Common Yellowthroat, Waterford
4/22/18 10:57 am beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Station 43 in South Windsor
4/22/18 10:21 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland sightings query
4/22/18 10:07 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Indigo Bunting - North Haven
4/22/18 9:35 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, Sunday, 4/22 -- Gadwall, Pied-billed Grebe
4/22/18 8:41 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Earth Day event!
4/22/18 8:38 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Boat-tailed Grackle
4/22/18 8:10 am Kim westcott via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 Black-crowned Night-herons Darien
4/22/18 7:31 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Update on YT Warblers?
4/22/18 7:30 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quinebaug Blue grosbeak
4/22/18 7:09 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NO Greenwich Yellow-Throated Warbler...so far
4/22/18 7:08 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Update on YT Warblers?
4/22/18 4:48 am Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (no subject)
4/22/18 4:44 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
4/21/18 7:28 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Race brook Yellow-throated Warbler
4/21/18 6:45 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Directions to find YT warbler in Greenwich.
4/21/18 6:13 pm MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Harwinton backyard bird sightings (posted on behalf of Paul Carrier)
4/21/18 6:09 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Directions to YT Warbler location in Racebrook Tract
4/21/18 5:13 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Interesting Encounter
4/21/18 3:15 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo today
4/21/18 2:58 pm Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] sparrows at Hamden Middle School
4/21/18 2:54 pm MICHAEL POHLOD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo today
4/21/18 1:39 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak continues Plainfield.
4/21/18 11:58 am Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis in Clinton, Indian River Cemetery
4/21/18 11:05 am Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Swallows & Gt Blue Heron
4/21/18 11:01 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler atEvergreen Cemetery.
4/21/18 9:54 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich Yellow-Throated Warbler
4/21/18 9:53 am Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak yes
4/21/18 9:43 am Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler & Least Sandpiper at Hammonasset SP in Madison
4/21/18 9:04 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point
4/21/18 8:35 am Brian Kleinman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Granby Farms
4/21/18 8:05 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-throated Warbler
4/21/18 6:45 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Elllngton
4/21/18 6:38 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk sightings
4/21/18 6:33 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven
4/21/18 5:35 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich Yellow-Throated Warbler
4/21/18 5:27 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Yellow-throated
4/21/18 5:08 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-throated Warbler
4/21/18 4:47 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Quinebaug
4/20/18 6:16 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Wabler pics 4-20
4/20/18 5:56 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grace Farms Earth Day Celebration, Sat. 4/21
4/20/18 5:07 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seaside Park, Bridgeport- Glossy Ibis
4/20/18 3:11 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield Wildlife Mgt Area, 4/20
4/20/18 2:36 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
4/20/18 1:09 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evergreen Cemetary
4/20/18 12:37 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler
4/20/18 12:30 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison Hooded Warbler
4/20/18 10:09 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
4/20/18 8:59 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad-winged Hawk
4/20/18 8:17 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield OCWarbler continues
4/20/18 7:52 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield OCWarbler continues
4/20/18 7:07 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Solitary Sandpipers
4/20/18 6:40 am Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/20/18 6:14 am Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pileated Wookdpecker is back
4/20/18 5:25 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Solitary Sandpipers
4/20/18 5:23 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-eyed Vireo Ledyard
4/20/18 5:05 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
4/19/18 5:58 pm Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-crowned Sparrows
4/19/18 5:31 pm cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Raven today in Southbury
4/19/18 1:28 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Milford - 2 Glossy Ibis
4/19/18 1:02 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester vultures
4/19/18 11:57 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Orange-crowned
4/19/18 10:37 am Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Please the town and bird BOTH in the subject.
4/19/18 9:36 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison area goodies 4/19
4/19/18 8:49 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler Hammo
4/18/18 7:12 pm Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Osprey
4/18/18 6:38 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden: Waite bridge heronry & Osprey platform.
4/18/18 6:31 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford
4/18/18 2:32 pm cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Flicker
4/18/18 1:27 pm cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Palm Warblers at Platt preserve, Southbury this morning
4/18/18 11:36 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
4/18/18 11:02 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 63 Black-Crowned Night Herons currently at Beardsley Park, Bridgeport
4/18/18 9:38 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osbornedale State Park
4/18/18 9:35 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Phoebe
4/18/18 7:17 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo rarities
4/18/18 6:51 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Tri-colored Heron continues
4/18/18 5:09 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Orange-crowned Warbler continues
4/17/18 4:39 pm Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas Training Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 pm in Glastonbury
4/17/18 2:03 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows 4/17: Gadwalls still present; Palm Warblers on parade; 2 Snipes
4/17/18 1:47 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] David Lindo The Urban Birder - BirdCallsRadio
4/17/18 12:20 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/17/18 12:10 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] WF Ibis continues at Hammo
4/17/18 9:57 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE TOWN!!
4/17/18 9:48 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded warbler
4/17/18 9:47 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] HOODED WARBLER
4/17/18 8:25 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peregrines Preston, Iceland Gull Waterford
4/17/18 8:05 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport OC Warbler
4/17/18 7:56 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Gannet- Long Beach Stratford
4/17/18 6:40 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] t WF IBIS, AM GOLDEN PLOVER
4/17/18 5:35 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vibert rd, 2 vesper sparrows
4/16/18 7:05 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Storm Birding
4/16/18 7:01 pm Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital: WOOD SANDPIPER on Long Island NY
4/16/18 6:37 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faces Ibis pics 4-16
4/16/18 6:26 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain Chipping carousel
4/16/18 4:37 pm marymushinsky--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammonassett State Park
4/16/18 3:29 pm VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Killdeer
4/16/18 3:28 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pectoral Sandpiper , American Golden-Plover, Flock of Dunlin
4/16/18 2:19 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Milford GLAUCOUS GULL
4/16/18 2:00 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford GLAUCOUS GULL
4/16/18 1:28 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Watertown storm birds
4/16/18 12:55 pm Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett State Park
4/16/18 12:52 pm Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Madison, Hammonasser
4/16/18 12:28 pm Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pectoral Sandpiper , American Golden-Plover, Flock of Dunlin
4/16/18 10:51 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seaside Park storm birds
4/16/18 9:32 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fallout?
4/16/18 9:06 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4065, Issue 2
4/16/18 8:49 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storm birding - Tricolor and Laughers
4/16/18 6:32 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swallows- Wilton
4/16/18 4:52 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
4/15/18 5:19 pm Cecilia Duffy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ring-Necked Ducks on Lake Whitney, Hamden
4/15/18 3:10 pm Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset
4/15/18 2:12 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee and Barred Owl - Washington, CT
4/15/18 12:43 pm Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital
4/15/18 12:25 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cheshire Loon
4/15/18 11:19 am Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY towhee in Burlington
4/15/18 9:55 am Douglas Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury and Avon
4/15/18 9:49 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] more on Bantam L
4/15/18 9:38 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Yellow-throated Warbler
4/15/18 9:30 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Yellow-throated Warbler
4/15/18 9:14 am Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bantam Lake this am
4/15/18 8:33 am James Dionne via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows, Madison
4/15/18 8:14 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Martins
4/15/18 8:07 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck ( delayed)
4/15/18 6:19 am Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dark lesser black back gull at long beach STRATFORD now
4/15/18 6:15 am Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dark lesser black back gull at long beach STRATFORD now
4/15/18 4:34 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Kestrel
4/14/18 10:32 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] new May 19 pelagic trip from Gloucester MA
4/14/18 7:34 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4/14/18 4:30 pm Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NORTHERN PARULA - Wallingford
4/14/18 3:46 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shovelers, BW Teals and more at Leete’s Island, guilford
4/14/18 2:11 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe - Washington, CT
4/14/18 12:28 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] chipping sparrow
4/14/18 11:23 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital Rarities
4/14/18 10:48 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Yellow Throated Warbler, Audubon Greenwich continues
4/14/18 10:03 am Jeffreena via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s snipe at Quinebaug fish hatchery
4/14/18 9:26 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2- Caspian Terns Stratford
4/14/18 9:10 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] 2- Royal Terns Stratford Birdseye Boat Ramp
4/14/18 9:01 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow Throated Warbler, Audubon Greenwich continues
4/14/18 8:50 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2- Royal Terns Stratford Birdseye Boat Ramp
4/14/18 8:48 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14
4/14/18 8:11 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo - Lapland Longspur
4/14/18 8:07 am Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14
4/14/18 6:16 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norfolk Highlights
4/13/18 4:27 pm Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
4/13/18 3:57 pm Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow
4/13/18 3:38 pm Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ellington Bonaparte’s Gull
4/13/18 3:14 pm Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
4/13/18 1:54 pm Judd Everhart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: DEEP Announces the Immediate Closure of West Rock Ridge Cliff Face Due to Nesting Peregrine Falcons
4/13/18 1:14 pm Barbara DeRienzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy Owl passing through East Haven
4/13/18 12:41 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/13/18 12:36 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Gull Work Weekends
4/13/18 12:34 pm Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis
4/13/18 12:34 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BLUE-WINGED TEAL McKinney, Stratford
4/13/18 12:04 pm James Dionne via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
4/13/18 9:06 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Atlas - nest field guide
4/13/18 9:03 am cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrows in Southbury
4/13/18 8:59 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport/ Norwalk Highlights by boat
4/13/18 8:33 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Green Heron
4/13/18 8:19 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Preston
4/13/18 8:11 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New to Colebrook
4/13/18 7:30 am Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Warblers in Nehantic
4/13/18 7:13 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrows
4/13/18 5:09 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weather
4/13/18 3:41 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Gannet
4/12/18 7:36 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Bald Eagle vs Osprey Guilford
4/12/18 3:43 pm Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford Supply Ponds
4/12/18 3:32 pm Alexis Barbalinardo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Palm Warbler, New Preston
4/12/18 3:00 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Holcomb Farm, Granby — Palm Warbler (FOY), Kestrel, Black Vultures, Cedar Waxwings, but no Bohemian
4/12/18 2:27 pm Paul Wragg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle vs Osprey
4/12/18 10:47 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummers in Madison.
4/12/18 10:31 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford BW Teal
4/12/18 10:10 am jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Weekend Outlook
4/12/18 8:47 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red throated Loon- Wilton
4/12/18 8:46 am Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
4/12/18 6:33 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] THAYERS GULL - Long Beach West
4/11/18 7:42 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal Milford Harbor
4/11/18 5:17 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lost binoculars at Milford Point
4/11/18 3:04 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel - Granby, Holcomb Farm
4/11/18 2:29 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Probable WHITE PELICANS- Stratford Point
4/11/18 2:24 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Probable WHITE PELICANS- Stratford Point
4/11/18 1:19 pm Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal, Groton
4/11/18 12:56 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL-Stratford
4/11/18 12:18 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wimisink - Green-winged Teal, Northern Harrier
4/11/18 11:21 am Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raven
4/11/18 11:19 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
4/11/18 10:57 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows - Washington, CT
4/11/18 10:44 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Little Gull- NO
4/11/18 10:10 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1st (2nd) Wednesday Walk at Milford Point
4/11/18 9:35 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal
4/11/18 9:35 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel
4/11/18 8:16 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Saw my frst flicker of the year in Ellington a few days ago.
4/11/18 7:33 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush Bent of river
4/11/18 7:00 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hawk vs mink
4/11/18 6:55 am Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Becoming a Bird Artist.
4/11/18 5:46 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Catbird Selleck Woods Darien
4/11/18 5:23 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL-Southport Beach
4/10/18 2:43 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull, Milford, 4/10/18
4/10/18 2:27 pm mdigiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Peabody Exhibit of A.E. Gilbert's Bird Paintings
4/10/18 1:56 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Peabody Exhibit of A.E. Gilbert's Bird Paintings
4/10/18 12:34 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Gull at Oyster River mouth
4/10/18 10:22 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
4/10/18 10:19 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Valentines meadow, Storrs
4/10/18 8:51 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Some Comments on Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe Dates, Part V (Last)
4/10/18 8:37 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Shoverers, Boat-tails
4/10/18 8:31 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ashli Gorbet Wildlife Biologist - BirdCallsRadio
4/10/18 8:29 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Valentines Meadow- Tolland
4/10/18 4:25 am Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island (Stonington), 9 April
4/9/18 4:45 pm John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Forest Products
4/9/18 4:22 pm John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrel - Bethany
4/9/18 4:10 pm susieq--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/9/18 2:56 pm Judy Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Snipe
4/9/18 10:12 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL- Russian Beach, Stratford
4/9/18 8:15 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Martin FOY
4/9/18 8:10 am William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglets at White Memorial
4/9/18 7:19 am Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL- Russian Beach, Stratford
4/9/18 5:18 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/9/18 3:47 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raven
4/8/18 9:19 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/8/18 8:11 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/8/18 7:33 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/8/18 7:12 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/8/18 7:02 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ibises back in Hammock River Marsh, Clinton
4/8/18 7:00 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oyster River gulls
4/8/18 6:54 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/8/18 5:23 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Burlington Osprey
4/8/18 4:25 pm Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-tailed Godwit
4/8/18 3:50 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wallingford Loon
4/8/18 2:39 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Milford D-C Cormorants
4/8/18 1:52 pm Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 1:29 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bohemian Waxwing -- Granby, Holcomb Farm
4/8/18 1:09 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 12:04 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southbury Barrow's Goldeneye
4/8/18 10:08 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 9:56 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Forest Products
4/8/18 7:32 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 7:22 am Joe Zygala via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ravens mated another species into oblivion, their twisted family tree shows
4/8/18 7:00 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Purple Finch
4/8/18 5:23 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Acronyms
4/8/18 4:12 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Some Comments on Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe Dates, Part IV
4/7/18 7:49 pm Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Today's COA Gull Workshop- a note
4/7/18 7:42 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leetes Island marsh Guilford
4/7/18 4:43 pm Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bauer Park, Madison, CT 2:00 - 3.30 04/07/2018
4/7/18 3:29 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Lake Whitney Heronry: Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 7, 2018
4/7/18 1:21 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birding the Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves
4/7/18 1:21 pm Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snowy
4/7/18 12:41 pm Anne Kehmna via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Preston Common Loon
4/7/18 11:51 am Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy
4/7/18 11:47 am DOUGLAS WARNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] UCONN Storrs - Wilson Snipe
4/7/18 11:20 am Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Ravens probably nesting, Shelton
4/7/18 11:03 am Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Kestrel
4/7/18 10:13 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Waterford Blue-winged Teal
4/7/18 9:53 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] atlas question: nesting house sparrows (and wrens)
4/7/18 9:35 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Three Bald Eagles Preston
4/7/18 9:23 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Shore Park
4/7/18 8:59 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shore Beach, New Haven
4/7/18 5:16 am Chris Mazzeo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common loon
4/6/18 6:46 pm cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] First Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallows today
4/6/18 5:25 pm Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Evening Hammonasset sightings
4/6/18 5:01 pm William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Woodcocks
4/6/18 4:45 pm Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
4/6/18 4:42 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
4/6/18 2:58 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Beach Highlights (3:45-5:15pm)
4/6/18 2:51 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
4/6/18 2:13 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] bird atlas plus bears
4/6/18 12:29 pm Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Loon
4/6/18 12:11 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
4/6/18 9:06 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
4/6/18 8:40 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gulls Oyster River mouth
4/6/18 8:21 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
4/6/18 6:29 am Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Durham Turkey and...
4/6/18 6:29 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
4/6/18 6:23 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford gulls
4/6/18 5:45 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
4/6/18 5:19 am Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
4/6/18 5:09 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Some Comments on Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe Dates, Part III
4/5/18 5:57 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early or too early?
4/5/18 5:42 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, April 5th
4/5/18 3:10 pm Carol Carson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tickets available for May birding and whale watching trip out of Gloucester - NECWA
4/5/18 12:24 pm Milan Bull via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey Volunteers Needed
4/5/18 10:44 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gull flocks Russian Beach, Stratford
4/5/18 8:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Gull update
4/5/18 8:12 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Oyster River - little Gull now
4/5/18 6:42 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oyster River - little Gull now
4/5/18 5:18 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Southport Little Gull update
4/5/18 4:30 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Little Gull
4/4/18 8:48 pm Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon Meeting
4/4/18 2:55 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Some Comments On Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe dates, Part II
4/4/18 1:47 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
4/4/18 12:41 pm Michael & Jean DiBenedetto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler, East Hartford
4/4/18 12:22 pm Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Saw my first flicker of the year in Ellington on Tuesday.
4/4/18 11:57 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Atlas Volunteer Training session Sunday Old Lyme
4/4/18 11:22 am Goldin-perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
4/4/18 11:18 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, Saturday 4/7
4/4/18 9:29 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Probable Willow Flycatcher
4/4/18 9:28 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great 24 hours in New Britain!
4/4/18 8:52 am Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Probable Willow Flycatcher
4/4/18 7:09 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early Access to Hammonasset Note
4/4/18 6:30 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Early Access at Hammonasset Continues This Year
4/4/18 6:15 am Gene Leganza via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ospreys On Nests Along Amtrak's Coastal Route
4/3/18 2:13 pm Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The Evolution of Beauty by Dr. Richard Prum
4/3/18 9:27 am Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Work on Living Shoreline at Stratford Point in progress - please stick to the south shore if visiting
4/3/18 9:13 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Seabrooke Leckie - BirdCallsRadio
4/3/18 7:27 am Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC First Wednesday walk postponed til Wednesday April 11
4/3/18 5:43 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glaucous and Iceland Long Beach
4/3/18 4:40 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Tundra Swans
4/2/18 4:27 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swallows and Phoebes
4/2/18 4:00 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, Apr 2, 2018
4/2/18 1:14 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs Gr. Yellowlegs.
4/2/18 12:14 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree swallows
4/2/18 9:14 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
4/2/18 5:51 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
4/1/18 7:52 pm Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Training Session April 19, 2018
4/1/18 7:06 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 3-nest Heronry! Hamden - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Mar 31, 2018
4/1/18 6:59 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
4/1/18 6:46 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wood ducks and Osprey Branford Supply Ponds
4/1/18 5:14 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Swallows!
4/1/18 4:46 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stamford
4/1/18 12:29 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Blue at Hammo
4/1/18 10:29 am Edward Caliguri via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ospreys back to Short Beach, Branford
4/1/18 10:10 am frank wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] P-b Grege again New Haven
4/1/18 9:51 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Journey North
4/1/18 9:02 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
4/1/18 8:58 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
4/1/18 8:51 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
4/1/18 7:05 am Al Collins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 2 White Pelicans Stamford
3/31/18 2:56 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian Tern
3/31/18 2:52 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian Tern update
3/31/18 1:18 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford birds, HAS trip
3/31/18 1:09 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blackrock birding
3/31/18 1:04 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagle/herons
3/31/18 11:51 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] West Haven. Caspian Tern
3/31/18 10:41 am Phil Asprelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey End of Edmund St, Hamden
3/31/18 10:08 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Gannet
3/31/18 9:52 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mondo
3/31/18 9:40 am Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Pheobe and Tree Swallows Burlington
3/31/18 8:46 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern shovelers
3/31/18 8:34 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oyster River
3/31/18 8:28 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Rough-winged Swallow
3/31/18 7:38 am Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Southport Beach Bonaparte's Gulls
3/31/18 7:34 am Brian Clancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Is Mondo Pond open???
3/31/18 6:46 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Night herons, DC Cormorants Greenwich
3/31/18 6:27 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook- green winged teal and pintails
3/31/18 6:25 am Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping plover hammonasset
3/31/18 5:48 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windham Airport Meadowlarks
3/31/18 5:25 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Gannets and Barn Swallow
3/31/18 3:07 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull reported
3/30/18 8:12 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
3/30/18 5:14 pm Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop April 7th, 8AM at Stratford Point
3/30/18 3:22 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglets
3/30/18 2:22 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eagles, herons
3/30/18 1:43 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Spring arrivals, Milford local
3/30/18 1:10 pm Lorrie Shaw via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset Willets
3/30/18 12:55 pm Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Easton (from Rachel Keneally)
3/30/18 12:03 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbird, Eastern Phoebe and more... Selleck Woods Darien
3/30/18 11:56 am Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wilton Snowcones
3/30/18 11:38 am Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Osprey@ Greenwich Tod's Point
3/30/18 10:39 am Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Spring has sprung...
3/30/18 10:30 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Geese Flyover
3/30/18 10:13 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow geese +
3/30/18 9:52 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibises & Little Blue
3/30/18 8:46 am Nuhn/Morand via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Meriden- Research Parkway
3/30/18 7:56 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Migration over inland Stratford
3/30/18 6:01 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Yard Amazingness
3/29/18 1:38 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gorham Island 20 TUNDRA SWANS
3/29/18 1:32 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP and Portland Fairgrounds
3/29/18 9:04 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black-headed Gull reported
3/29/18 7:36 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Phoebe...and a Porcupine!
3/29/18 7:26 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey back in New Haven
3/29/18 5:51 am Douglas Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Varied Thrush - NO
3/28/18 7:11 pm Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hi and a note, and unfortunate news about friend
3/28/18 6:01 pm Douglas Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Varied Thrush; a qualified YES
3/28/18 3:05 pm Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY Great Egret Norwalk
3/28/18 2:09 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook
3/28/18 10:59 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point
3/28/18 10:05 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherman/Wimisink - FOY Tree Swallow, Am. Kestrel
3/28/18 9:54 am Scott Vincent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bridgeport DMV Osprey
3/28/18 9:13 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Yellowlegs, Ganett, Iceland Gulls, Oytercatcher
3/28/18 9:09 am George via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue wing teal
3/28/18 7:48 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black bellied Plover
3/28/18 7:16 am frank wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] P-b Grebe now gone 10:15
3/28/18 6:58 am frank wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pied-billed Grebe Morris Creek New Haven 9:50
3/28/18 6:36 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights so far
3/28/18 6:31 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pied-billed Grebe
3/28/18 6:05 am frank wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pied-billed Grebe
3/28/18 4:32 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/28/18 3:59 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Litchfield - Blue-winged Teal
3/27/18 4:52 pm Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] waterbirds in Milford, 3/27/18
3/27/18 4:12 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset 3/27
3/27/18 3:19 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey in Naugatuck
3/27/18 3:13 pm Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
3/27/18 12:53 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor
3/27/18 11:58 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Gull flock
3/27/18 11:45 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Suffield WMA 3/27
3/27/18 11:19 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Meeting regarding the improved funding for Long island Sound-if anyone is interested
3/27/18 10:53 am Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Strang duck ID?
3/27/18 10:45 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Strang duck ID?
3/27/18 9:55 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Point
3/27/18 8:23 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern phoebe- Hop Brook Lake
3/27/18 7:36 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe - BirdCallsRadio
3/27/18 4:13 am wingsct--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Point
3/26/18 2:51 pm Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose continues in Wallingford.
3/26/18 2:26 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BLACK-HEADED GULL Stratford
3/26/18 1:19 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison
3/26/18 9:22 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Varied Thrush reports 3/25?
3/26/18 9:18 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford, Northern Gannet
3/26/18 6:50 am Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No Varied Thrush
3/26/18 6:13 am William Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snowy Egret warehouse pond- Stratford
3/26/18 5:16 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
3/26/18 4:44 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Varied Thrush reports 3/25?
3/26/18 12:13 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Varied Thrush reports 3/25?
 
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Date: 4/25/18 6:59 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/25/18-Colchester Deck- 6-7AM- FOY- House Wren. Ernie

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Date: 4/25/18 6:56 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] May 1-2 Migration push (NY) prediction
From Frank Mantlik,Dave Nicosia (of NY) provides a prediction or a possible bird migration push next week:


| All,

Looking at the three most reliable medium range models, the GFS, European and Canadian models, we continue to see a large high pressure system setting up over the southeast U.S Monday night. This high extends from the surface up through up through 10,000 feet and with its clockwise flow, Monday night will see a southeasterly flow across the Gulf of Mexico focusing on Texas and the west Gulf States in the lowest 5000-7000 feet. Then the flow curves more southerly and then southwesterly by the time it reaches the northeast U.S. So Tuesday May 1st may see a lot of arrivals along with temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s in some areas. The bulk of the migration Monday night will be west of NY state but there is a good potential for southerly overshoots especially in western and central NY. I expect a lot of our earlier warbler species, Baltimore orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and maybe a few early scarlet tanagers and indigo buntings to arrive among many others.

Then for Tuesday night, the winds in the lowest 5000-7000 feet will come right across the Gulf of Mexico up the west side of the Appalachians into NY state. It looks like more migrants for western/central NY with this flow pattern. May 2nd should be an awesome day with temperature pushing 80 in many areas and a lot of new arrivals. I don't see fallout conditions just new arrivals.

Then Wednesday night, things get more complicated, the european model brings a cold front through which will intercept this southerly flow making the 3rd potentially interesting. However, the GFS and Canadian are slower with this front. The Canadian brings it through Thursday night to Friday the 4th, the GFS holds it off until the weekend of the 5th and 6th. So that is where the uncertainty lies, when does this cold front come through and end this early neotropical migrant surge into NY state. The European closes the window earliest, late on the 2nd, the GFS keeps the fun going all next week.

Bottom line, we are looking at May 1st and most of May 2nd as good days for new arrivals with a cold front coming through the late on the 2nd to the 5th to drop down migrants.

More updates to follow as things become clearer...

Go to birdcast for awesome information up to this weekend. I am looking out beyond the time period of birdcast of which weather predictions get much more complicated, making the more detailed information that birdcast provides impossible...

http://birdcast.info



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Date: 4/25/18 6:38 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Audubon Seeking Birders of all Levels!
Calling birders of all skill levels,

Connecticut Audubon will hold its inaugural Bird-a-thon on May 18, 19 &
20. Ours will be a three day event instead of the usual one day, a fun and
friendly chance to find and count birds throughout the State. All proceeds
will go to our bird conservation work throughout Connecticut. For
information, registration and an email to contact for questions see this
website:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/2018/03/migration-madness-2018-connecticut-audubons-first-annual-bird-thon/?bblinkid=90397859&bbemailid=7739911&bbejrid=591571511


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 4/25/18 5:02 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield OCWarbler continues
Fairfield- Sasco Creek Marsh Open Space- on Greensfarms Rd/King’s Highway West, hotspot also know as Kings Highway West on the sign at entrance- a very vocal, singing almost constantly from my arrival, Orange-crowned Warbler. No other warblers heard or seen this morning, only one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, also very vocal.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/24/18 5:56 pm
From: Deborah Cushman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-and-white warbler
Seen in Simsbury late this afternoon, first of year for me.

Deb Cushman
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Date: 4/24/18 5:25 pm
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glastonbury - Mississippi Kite
Late this afternoon, a Mississippi Kite was seen flying at the intersection
of Route 17 and New London Turnpike in Glastonbury drifting slowly to the
east just above treetop level. A Kite was seen in Glastonbury 2013-2015 a
couple of times in the same area but more often further east in town.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT
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Date: 4/24/18 3:14 pm
From: Jeff Feldmann via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lone Loon 4-24-18
Tuesday afternoon, in the Long Island sound, between White Sands Beach in
Old Lyme and the area of Grisworld Point, one adult Loon. Jeff Feldmann
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Date: 4/24/18 3:12 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/24/18- Colchester Deck- 6:05PM- Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( male) ! Ernie

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Date: 4/24/18 3:03 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby: Holcomb Farm, 4/24 -- small correction
Make that 1 Northern Flicker, not 11.

John Weeks
North Granby

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Date: 4/24/18 2:49 pm
From: Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4073, Issue 1
Raven nest with three young and two adults nearby. Nest was under white pavilion on Russell Street in Litchfield town. Saw adult feeding young as well.


Little pond/boardwalk-

1 Sora (Lifer!)

1 Virginia rail



Nicolas Main

Litchfield, CT

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Date: 4/24/18 2:33 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-tailed Hawk carrying Live Snake
4/24 - New Milford yard - red-tailed hawk carrying a wriggling snake, circling high around its nest on which I earlier saw the female standing, moving around. Young perhaps?
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/24/18 12:37 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby: Holcomb Farm, 4/24
My eBird list is below. I was privileged to assist (minimally) Art Gingert as he sized up the situation with the Kestrel box on the deteriorating South Barn and decided to move it to the opposite, more stable end of the building. This is just one of the 86 nest boxes that Art has put up, and actively monitors, all around the state. There is a pair of Kestrels present at Holcomb Farm right now, and there is reason to hope they will find and use the box. A pair has successfully fledged young from the box in past years (most recently in 2016).

In addition to the birds, I encountered my FOY garter snake.

John Weeks
North Granby

Holcomb Farm, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 24, 2018 8:50 AM - 1:08 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny with high, thin clouds. Temp. 50-68 F. Light wind.
40 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Accipiter sp. 3 Soaring, and possibly migrating, in the distance. One of them buzzed a Turkey Vulture in the same updraft.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 11
American Kestrel 1 Tiercel; a female AMKE was seen separately today by Art Gingert and Eric Lukingbeal. I have seen both Kestrels myself in recent days. The pair may use the Kestrel box that Art placed several years ago on the South Barn. (He moved it today to the south end of the barn, due to the deteriorating condition of the north end.)
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 3 One of the males was on a nesting box, with the female perched a few feet away.
American Robin 20
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 1
Palm Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Stunning view of a bright male bird, close and almost at eye-level.
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 11
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 6

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Date: 4/24/18 12:06 pm
From: Steven Beal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Kingbird
Being seen now from boardwalk in the meadow - Fairchild Wildflower Gardens, Greenwich, CT.

Also have had an Indigo Bunting hitting my neighbor’s feeder all day near Greenwich.

Steve Beal

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Date: 4/24/18 8:37 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Nope
4/24/18 - Central Village- Quinebaug Fish Hatchery. 
Two negative reports on the Blue Grosbeak at the hatchery feeders today. Also one negative report yesterday.
Bob Dixon Sterling 


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Date: 4/24/18 7:48 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cooper's Hawk chasing American Crow - Washington, CT
From our breakfast table here this morning we watched a Cooper's Hawk chase an American Crow for a spell. The Cooper's Hawk looked a bit smaller then the American Crow so I suspect it was a male Cooper's Hawk doing the chasing. I am sure the Cooper's Hawk was after smaller birds that come to our solo black-oiled sunflower feeder but found no small birds to go after. American Crows were after seed on the ground here at the time. Just one of three crows in the area was a target for the hawk. It was interesting that one of crows also went after the crow that had been a target of the hawk.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 4/24/18 7:41 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] clearing up some atlas breeding code confusion
Hi everyone,
Spring is really kicking in and breeding activity increasing every day.  Over 410 atlas blocks have been assigned (out of 601), almost 700 eBird checklists shared with the project, and 100s of breeding records submitted for transfer to the atlas data base.  For all this help we are extremely grateful.

Given the way that things are speeding up, I wanted to clarify a couple of things about atlas breeding codes, as they have come up repeatedly in the past couple of weeks.  Most of the codes are pretty self-explanatory, but there are a few that are a bit tricky, especially if you rely on the abbreviated definitions of breeding codes that appear in eBird - some of which are extremely misleading.  All of the codes are explained more fully on the atlas web site here: http://ctbirdatlas.com/Surveys-Breeding-codes.htm. I would urge everyone submitting atlas data to look over this page.

I've also been writing about these issues on the atlas blog, but I thought it might be helpful if I also posted on ctbirds about the three most commonly misused codes.

Code CF indicates carrying food for young.  Those last two words are crucial, because the code does not simply apply to any bird carrying food.  Usually when you see a bird flying around with a beak full of food, especially if it is going back and forth repeatedly to the same spot, then it will be taking food to young.  But birds do carry food for other reasons.  Some species routinely carry food some distance for their own consumption.  For this reason, CF should never be used for raptors (hawks, eagles, osprey, falcons), corvids (jays, ravens, crows), kingfishers, or terns.  If you see these birds carrying food, though, watch where they go - if you see them actually bring the food to young then you will be able to confirm breeding using either the NY (nest with young) or FY (adult feeding young) codes. 

Many species of bird also use food in their mating behaviour, with one member of the pair giving the food to its partner.  Again, the CF code should not be used in these cases, but if you watch where the bird goes you might be able to observe courtship feeding. For example, I wrote about this behaviour in nuthatches on the atlas blog yesterday: http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/04/24/backing-up-records-from-unsafe-dates/

Code P is also troublesome because it specifically indicates a mated pair, not simply two birds of the same species (or even a male and female of a species).  For example, yesterday I saw two phoebes together - I suspect they were a pair, but since the sexes look alike I cannot be certain they were even a male and a female.  A little later I saw two towhees together, but although I could tell that one was a male and the other a female, I did not see them interact so I have no way to know whether they were mated. In these cases, using the P breeding code would have been inappropriate.

Code S indicates a singing bird present or breeding calls heard in breeding season in suitable nesting habitat. The simple definition (singing bird) seems pretty easy to understand, but it's important to remember the longer definition.  If a bird is singing but it is not yet that species' breeding season or the bird is not in appropriate nesting habitat, then the code should not be used.  Like many birders, I've been hearing singing white-throated sparrows in my yard for weeks.  This species likely does breed in some parts of northern Connecticut, but my yard is not typical breeding habitat and these birds are almost certainly lingering winter birds that will leave before the end of May.  Consequently, I do not use S for white-throats in my eBird checklists, and won't before late May when migration is over.
Similarly, I've been seeing palm warblers and ruby-crowned kinglets in the past couple of days, some of which were singing.  Neither of these species is known to breed in Connecticut though, and suitable nesting habitat is not known to occur in the state.  Consequently, the S breeding code should not be used for them. In fact, in cases like these, it is best not to use any breeding code unless you can either confirm breeding (e.g., you find a nest) or you are within the safe dates for the species. This is why these species are not included on the atlas breeding season field card. (Of course, if you do confirm breeding for these species we'd really like to hear about it!)

Hopefully, this email clarifies a few things.  For more information along these lines, I'd encourage you to check out the atlas blog or come to one of the remaining atlas training sessions, listed here: http://ctbirdatlas.com/Events-Training-workshops.htm.

Thanks again to everyone who is contributing to the project - it's a huge endeavor and completely dependent on the large team of volunteers who are doing most of the work!
Chris



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Storrs, CT
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Date: 4/24/18 7:12 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Green Heron- Wilton
4/24- 7:30am Allen's Meadows, Wilton

Green Heron at small pond near ball fields. Otherwise, fairly quiet save a
few RC Kinglets and Savannah Sparrows.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 4/24/18 6:32 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] David La Puma Ph.D - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guest David La Puma, Director of NJA/CMBO http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Connecticut
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Date: 4/24/18 6:11 am
From: Milan Bull via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Volunteers invited!
Date: Tues, 24 Apr 2018
From: Milan Bull
Subject: Volunteers invited!

With a major coastal forest restoration project underway at the H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary in Westport, and with the support of a LISS Futures Fund matching grant, CAS is planning a volunteer weekend on Sat and Sun April 28 & 29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the sanctuary located south of Rt. 95 on Sasco Creek Road. The weekend task is planting over 100 native, bird-friendly trees and shrubs in pre-dug holes on the restored 38-acre forest. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a shovel and gloves and join over 65 volunteers for a great day for bird conservation! Call (203)610-5097 for more information.



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Date: 4/24/18 5:33 am
From: Sandy and Katie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Headed Vireo-Huntington SP
Singing Blue Headed vireo, many ruby crowned kinglet, Palm and Yellow rumpled Warblers, Eastern Towhees males singing, pair of Field Sparrows and single Fish Crow.


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Date: 4/23/18 4:06 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle Westport / Fairfield
4/23/2018 @ 4:30-5:00 (approx)

Westport Fairfield town line while looking for the Orange-crowned Warbler I watched 3 osprey flying around one with a fish. Then an adult bald eagle flew in and starting chasing and interacting with osprey until one dropped its fish. With that the eagle was gone.

Also seen here: ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, 4 Black-crowned night-herons and other typical stuff. Another birder has a warbler before I got there that might have been the Orange-crowned, I did not see when I was there.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 4/23/18 2:32 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern towhee-female -Orange
4/23. Orange backyard - female Eastern towhee just showed up under feeders. Male has been hanging around all day. Last year I marked them arriving may 17.
Bev propen.
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Date: 4/23/18 1:44 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Another Close Encounter


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon while at Stony Brook Park I watched a Cooper’s Hawk fly in with prey. It landed a short distance up the trail and was soon joined by another one. It allowed a close approach and I finally determined what the prey was- a Chipmunk. While consuming it”s prey it vocalized quite a bit as both it and it’s mate called backed to each other. I suspect this is a nesting pair. What was intriguing was the fact that it did not seemed bothered that I was watching it at close range. The location is in Suffield.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/23/18 12:25 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby, 4/23: FOY Virginia Rails, CHIMNEY SWIFT (early for this site!)
My eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby


North Granby: JG Property (Private Access), Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 23, 2018 8:55 AM - 12:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: FOY: Virginia Rail (2), CHIMNEY SWIFT (earliest date I have ever recorded in Granby).
38 species

Wood Duck 2
Mallard 5
American Black Duck 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 2
Mourning Dove 1
CHIMNEY SWIFT
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 10
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 6 A pair of BCCH visited, and entered, a nest hole where I saw similar behavior on 4/14 and 4/21.
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 3
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Palm Warbler 4
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 4
American Goldfinch 3

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Date: 4/23/18 11:55 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Gull Some Specific Help this weekend
This is short notice, but one of the roofs at Great Gull Island needs some work this coming weekend. If anyone has roofing experience and would like to go out for the weekend please email <hays...><mailto:<hays...>, or phone at 860-460-0749.

They are also still looking for volunteers to help mark nests on the last two weekends in May and the first weekend in June. There will be boats leaving Connecticut on Friday at 3 PM Captain John Wadsworth's dock: 15 First Street, Waterford, CT and returning on Sunday between 3-4 PM.

Conditions are rustic on Great Gull and it is hard work, but it is an amazing place. <hays...><mailto:<hays...>, or phone at 860-460-0749.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
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Date: 4/23/18 10:25 am
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler,Hammo
Found on left path on Willard’s about 300’up on marsh side.Also Black&White warbler same side.
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 4/23/18 10:18 am
From: Howie Sternberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Johnnycake Mtn Hawkwatch
Johnnycake Mtn Hawkwatch, Burlington, 4-23-2018, 10am-1pm - 137 Broad-winged Hawk (migrating), 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Male Northern Harrier, 2 Black Vulture, 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 Osprey, some local Red-tailed Hawk, 1 raven, tons of tree swallows, and 2 visitors. Rick Roach, Ken Merrifield.

Howie Sternberg, Middletown.


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Date: 4/23/18 10:10 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London Rufous - Unspecified Yard
This just came in.  I do not have an address, nor do I have authorization to share the email address.
 From Robert Bowman:
"For the last two days, an adult male Rufous Hummingbird has been visiting our backyard feeder in New London."

If I get word that the location is shareable it will be shared.

Roy HarveyCTBirds Admin/ModeratorBeacon Falls, CT
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Date: 4/23/18 10:08 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
Good point, Dave. In Florida, Ive seen a Bahama Swallow in a flock of Barn
Swallows, a Black-Legged Kittiwake on a fishing pier and a Laughing Gull
with bright orange bill and legs. That one threw me for a while.

Paul Plotnick

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 7:22 AM, David Provencher via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Interestingly Paul, even though Dana admitted she typed the wrong code,
> there is a record of Great White Heron (GWT) in Connecticut. August of last
> year, with excellent photographic evidence. Not three of course, but shows
> we should try to look at every bird carefully without assuming the expected
> species. There are surprises every year!
>
> Dave Provencher
>
>
> Sent from XFINITY Connect Application
>
> -----Original Message-----
>
> From: <ctbirds...>
> To: <dflaird...>
> Cc: <ctbirds...>
> Sent: 2018-04-22 8:37:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
>
> I didn't know there were any Great White Herons in CT.
>
> Paul Plotnick
>
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 7:54 PM, Dana Laird via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > This afternoon at the Mill Pond in East Norwalk one BCNH and three GWHs.
> > And later an adult Bald Eagle flying SW from Roton Middle School in
> > Rowayton; probably heading to the Norwalk Islands.
> > Dana Laird
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Date: 4/23/18 9:49 am
From: Steven Beal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow Warbler: Fairchild Garden
Yellow Warbler seen and heard, middle of boardwalk, Fairchild Garden, Greenwich, CT.

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Date: 4/23/18 8:57 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-Throated Warbler at Rosa Hartman Park, Greenwich
Brenda Inskeep just called me to report that she just found a
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Rosa Hartman Park on the border of Old Greenwich
and Stamford. The bird is in the vicinity of a red bridge that crosses a
stream separating the Greenwich and Stamford sides of the park. This
location is most easily accessible by parking along High Meadow Rd in Old
Greenwich. I have provided a GoogleMaps coordinate here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hbUEEsjsZYmkAtLinrxAbpQVpJsH2k2I&usp=sharing

Park on the side of the road at the park entrance where you'll see a
clearing. About 100 yards in from the clearing is the bridge where the bird
has been seen from. According to Brenda it seems to be favoring Red Maple
buds. *Please keep in mind that the parking area is a residential area.*

-Ryan MacLean
Audubon Greenwich
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Date: 4/23/18 8:26 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sorry pond rt63 Middlebury
Very active with many Yellow rumps, palms pines and a Black and white warbler

Bill Banks


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Date: 4/23/18 8:04 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton B&W Warbler
4/22/18 Bradley Park
Wolfpit Road to Oak Ledge Lane.
10:30 - B&W Warbler in the open.
We spent some time trying to identify a Warbler that was uniform gray on the back,
Two wing bars, pale gray underneath, weak broken eye ring, a white or lighter gray spot on the crown, very pointed bill and no distinguishing marks at the underside of the tail.
w/ Tom Burgess and Joe Bear.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT


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Date: 4/23/18 7:31 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich arrivals
No sign of any Yellow-Throated Warblers, but a couple nice yet expected
arrivals included a singing Blue-Headed Vireo at the intersection of Old
Forest and Lake Trails and a Savannah Sparrow along the newly paved trail
at the bottom of the George P Bent Orchard at Audubon Greenwich.
-Ryan MacLean
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Date: 4/23/18 7:21 am
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lost laser pointer at Hammo
Did anyone find a black laser pointer at HSP on Sat or Sun?
If so, please contact me privately. Thanks.

Jerry Connolly
Madison


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Date: 4/23/18 7:17 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee-Orange backyard
4/23 Orange backyard-
First of season male Eastern towhee feeding on ground under feeders and in
hedge.
Also observed: 8 American Goldfinches, 4 Chipping sparrows, 3 White
throated sparrows, 2 Downies, 2 Red bellied woodpeckers, 2 Cardinals, 5
Bluejays, Common Grackles, Starlings, Red winged blackbirds,
2 Titmice, 6 Mourning doves, chickadees, and other regular customers.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/23/18 6:26 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook this morning
Witnessed:
Bluebirds mating
2 male song sparrows dueling through song 50 ft apart
Palm Warbler working the edge of the field.
Chickedees making a nest in a fence post.
--
William Hobbie

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Date: 4/23/18 6:05 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little pond- white memorial Litchfield
With Tina Green-
American Bittern-at least one
Virginia Rail- two
Sora -two
Marsh wren- two or three at least
All on the boardwalk past the first set of Frags.. in the open area
Bill Banks


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Date: 4/23/18 5:55 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/23/18- Colchester Deck- 6:15-7:15AM- 18 species including: FOY Louisiana Waterthrush,Raven and Fish Crow fly-overs, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow and Eastern Bluebird (pr). Ernie
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Date: 4/23/18 4:40 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Litchfield American Bittern continues
I just had a second American Bittern fly ten feet over my head and land about 30 feet away in the phragmites. It was and is doing its “growling” call somewhat similar to a Least Bittern. Very very cool!!

Tina Green
Westport
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>
> Litchfield- White Memorial-Little Pond- American Bittern seen about halfway out on boardwalk on left and then in flight heading north , possibly to Cemetery Pond or north side of Little Pond marsh.
>
> Tina Green
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Date: 4/23/18 4:22 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
Interestingly Paul, even though Dana admitted she typed the wrong code, there is a record of Great White Heron (GWT) in Connecticut. August of last year, with excellent photographic evidence. Not three of course, but shows we should try to look at every bird carefully without assuming the expected species. There are surprises every year!

Dave Provencher


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Sent: 2018-04-22 8:37:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings

I didn't know there were any Great White Herons in CT.

Paul Plotnick

On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 7:54 PM, Dana Laird via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hello,
> This afternoon at the Mill Pond in East Norwalk one BCNH and three GWHs.
> And later an adult Bald Eagle flying SW from Roton Middle School in
> Rowayton; probably heading to the Norwalk Islands.
> Dana Laird
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Date: 4/23/18 4:20 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Litchfield Soras and Virginia Rails
White Memorial Foundation-Little Pond- halfway out on left side of boardwalk, same exact location where the American Bittern flew from, 2 calling Soras (Saw one) and 2 Virginia Rails doing Kidick calls

Tina Green
Westport

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Date: 4/23/18 4:02 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Litchfield American Bittern continues
Litchfield- White Memorial-Little Pond- American Bittern seen about halfway out on boardwalk on left and then in flight heading north , possibly to Cemetery Pond or north side of Little Pond marsh.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/22/18 6:13 pm
From: Dana Laird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings;

Hello Again, 
Yes, I suppose I was too interested in seeing FOY BCNH to give the Great
Egrets their correct name.
Dana Laird

Hello,
This afternoon at the Mill Pond in East Norwalk one BCNH and three GWHs.
And later an adult Bald Eagle flying SW from Roton Middle School in
Rowayton; probably heading to the Norwalk Islands.
Dana Laird
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Date: 4/22/18 5:56 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Bald Eagle gathering corn stalks for nest
4/22/2018, 3:35 pm-Portland, farm field at corner of 17A (Main St) & 17 (Gospel Ln)-An adult Bald Eagle flew up from the middle of the recently plowed field with a cornstalk or two, and headed directly towards Gildersleeve Island (on the Connecticut River), where it’s most likely nesting. I’ve never seen this before, but I read that corn stalks are used for the interior part of the nest.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 4/22/18 5:37 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
I didn't know there were any Great White Herons in CT.

Paul Plotnick

On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 7:54 PM, Dana Laird via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hello,
> This afternoon at the Mill Pond in East Norwalk one BCNH and three GWHs.
> And later an adult Bald Eagle flying SW from Roton Middle School in
> Rowayton; probably heading to the Norwalk Islands.
> Dana Laird
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Date: 4/22/18 5:08 pm
From: MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Juvenile Bald Eagle Flyover - West Hartford Ct
around 6 pm - I had a juvenile Bald Eagle fly over my yard heading south west - towards Newington (perhaps Mill Pond?) or adjacent areas - where they've been seen before. I was on the phone with a friend and sitting out on my porch and i said "holy sh****t" on the phone - "there's a bald eagle flying over my yard!" and went running outside to watch it fly over. always a thrill to see - especially in this small residential area. although i've had them before - but usually flying east towards the CT river.

Mona Cavallero

West Hartford, CT





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Date: 4/22/18 4:55 pm
From: Dana Laird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Sightings
Hello,
This afternoon at the Mill Pond in East Norwalk one BCNH and three GWHs.
And later an adult Bald Eagle flying SW from Roton Middle School in
Rowayton; probably heading to the Norwalk Islands.
Dana Laird
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Date: 4/22/18 11:21 am
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Razorbill, Common Yellowthroat, Waterford

Razorbill.....nice!! Excellent find Dave!

Keith Mueller










Quoting David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>:

> While doing some CT Bird Atlas Field work in Waterford this morning I had a
> male Common Yellowthroat at Harkness Park, and a Razorbill sitting on the
> water off Camp Harkness.
>
> Dave Provencher
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Date: 4/22/18 11:16 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbill, Common Yellowthroat, Waterford
While doing some CT Bird Atlas Field work in Waterford this morning I had a
male Common Yellowthroat at Harkness Park, and a Razorbill sitting on the
water off Camp Harkness.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 4/22/18 10:57 am
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Station 43 in South Windsor
Sunday morning in the marsh:  1 Northern Shoveler, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, and 2 Coots among numerous Green-winged Teal and Ring-necked Ducks.
Doug BeachSimsbury
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Date: 4/22/18 10:21 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland sightings query
Michael Good, your first Portland Reservoir report looks like the Portland Fairgrounds.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 4/22/18 10:07 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indigo Bunting - North Haven
4/22. My wife’s parents are enjoying a male
INDIGO BUNTING at their feeders in North Haven.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/22/18 9:35 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, Sunday, 4/22 -- Gadwall, Pied-billed Grebe
The Gadwall pair has been here for five weeks, amazingly enough. The grebe was a delight.

John Weeks
North Granby



Simsbury Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 22, 2018 8:01 AM - 10:06 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.9 mile(s)
Comments: Jim Watso and John Weeks, observers. Clear sky; light wind; 44-57 F.
33 species

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 2 Skittish, flew off right away. Presumably the pair seen here regularly since March 10th. I have observed and photographed these two repeatedly over the past five weeks.
Mallard 2
American Black Duck 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1 Heard it first. Then spotted it with the 'scope and watched its throat puff out like a bullfrog's as it gave its wild cry.
Great Blue Heron 14 On nests.
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 2 Not seen together. The male appeared to be examining at least two different nest holes in the same tree.
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Palm Warbler 5
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 9
American Goldfinch 5

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Date: 4/22/18 8:41 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Earth Day event!
Hi all,
The gate at Stratford Point is OPEN today until about 5pm. We currently
have volunteers from around the area on site helping to plant the new Dune
system installed by Sacred Heart University. If you're in the area, we'd
love to have some extra hands. The new habitat should be a Sparrow magnet
but needs your help installing it! Lots of Swallows around today including
Barn and Tree as well as an Eastern Meadowlark and fly over Bald Eagle. See
you soon!

Stefan Martin
Stratford Point Land Steward
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Date: 4/22/18 8:38 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Boat-tailed Grackle
While eating lunch at Veteran’s Park in Norwalk I heard and saw a male Boat-tailed Grackle at the park’s east side. It sang briefly once but did not look territorial at all. It soon flew towards the other end of the park (towards the river).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 4/22/18 8:10 am
From: Kim westcott via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 Black-crowned Night-herons Darien
Sunday morning:
> 2 Black -crowned Night -herons Dunlap pond (McDonald’s side) -Selleck’s Woods, Darien
> Also tree swallows, palm and yellow -rumped warblers.

Kim Westcott
Darien CT, 06820
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Date: 4/22/18 7:31 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Update on YT Warblers?
No sign of the Racebrook warbler in Orange either as of 10:15 am.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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> Any update on the Greenwich or Orange Yellow-throated Warblers today?
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Date: 4/22/18 7:30 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quinebaug Blue grosbeak
Any update on the blue grosbeak at quinebaug fish hatchery?

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 4/22/18 7:09 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NO Greenwich Yellow-Throated Warbler...so far
A quick search of the Mead Lake Boardwalk at Audubon Greenwich this AM
didn't turn up the Yellow-Throated Warbler but several people are still out
searching. I will be in the center gift shop until 5 PM if anyone stops by
and needs a trail map and directions.
-Ryan MacLean
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Date: 4/22/18 7:08 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Update on YT Warblers?
Any update on the Greenwich or Orange Yellow-throated Warblers today?

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 4/22/18 4:48 am
From: Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (no subject)
My friend Donna and I hit the road yesterday to do some birding at we had a
great day!

Here are some highlights:

Quinebaug Valley Fish Hatchery (11:00 - 1:00 p.m)
Blue Grosbeak (lifer #298)
Kestrel - sat on a post for a while (in the green grass field.
Broad Winged Hawk (flew over us) (photo on my ebird checklist - crappy
photo tho)
Pine Warbler - eating the suet at the feeders


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One of my favorite things about seeing uncommon birds is how they bring
people together that probably would not have met otherwise. We had some
great looks at the Blue Grosbeak and also some laughs.

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 4/22/18 4:44 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
From Robert Dixon with several other birders.4/22/18 - Quinebaug Fish Hatchery,  Central Village - Blue Grosbeak continues at the feeders. 
Bob Dixon Sterling 


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Date: 4/21/18 7:28 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Race brook Yellow-throated Warbler
4/21/18 - Orange, Racebrook Tract, 4:00 pm.
The Yellow-throated Warbler was found in the treetops right at the junction of the two brooks described in Chris Loscalzo’s detailed directions after much searching. It disappeared from time to time, then reappeared intermittently.

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 4/21/18 6:45 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Directions to find YT warbler in Greenwich.
Hi all,
On Monday I am hoping to go see the YT warbler at the Greenwich Audubon. Can anyone give me directions to where it was seen? I’m not familiar at all with the Audubon there. Thanks

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 4/21/18 6:13 pm
From: MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Harwinton backyard bird sightings (posted on behalf of Paul Carrier)
hi All:

I am posting this note on behalf of Paul Carrier per his request since he is currently having some computer problems and cannot do so himself.

He has had the following birds in his Harwinton, CT backyard over the last two days:

1) a pair of pine warblers near/at the seed feeder

2) 12 chipping sparrows

3) 3 white throated sparrows and 3 juncos - probably moving north

4) 1 fly over broad winged hawk and 1 fly over tree swallow.

Mona Cavallero

West Hartford, Ct





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Date: 4/21/18 6:09 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Directions to YT Warbler location in Racebrook Tract
In case anyone wants to go looking for the Yellow-throated Warbler at the
Racebrook Tract in Orange, here are more precise directions to its location:

(the bird was at this location in the early and late morning today):

Go down the hill from the parking lot onto the gravel trail that goes over
the brook. Turn left and take the left fork of the trail as it heads north,
paralleling the brook. As the main trail curves to the right, continue
straight ahead onto a smaller foot path that then curves right and left past
some short trees. Continue on that trail northward as it crosses a grassy
perpendicular path and then goes into the woods. Upon entering the woods,
there will be gravel hills on either side of the path. Continue on this
white dot trail about 20 yards or so and you will be in the area where the
bird was seen this morning. To your left will be the Race Brook. To your
right will be a stand of conifer trees. Up the trail a short ways to the
north, the Colburn Brook joins the Race Brook. The bird is a bit hard to
find. Listen for it and then you will have a good chance of finding it.
Good luck if you go!



Chris Loscalzo,

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Date: 4/21/18 5:13 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Interesting Encounter


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


While hiking along a trail at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven this afternoon I came upon an immature Red Shouldered Hawk on the trail feeding on something. He allowed me to approach within about 50 feet and was not concerned at all about my close presence! When he finally got to the last portion of his kill it turned out he had killed a large snake.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/21/18 3:15 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo today
4/21/18- Hammonassett SP- 11AM-12PM- Hooded Warbler, Merlin, Am. Kestrel (FO), Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Ernie Harris
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Date: 4/21/18 2:58 pm
From: Florence McBride via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] sparrows at Hamden Middle School
April 21, 8-9 am at the Hamden Middle School field. Our Earth Day bird walk was most notable for good numbers of Savannah Sparrows, and what I think were at least 2 different singing Field Sparrows. Participants also especially enjoyed watching the high-visibility Killdeer, which may well nest at the site as they have in the past.

Florence McBride, Hamden
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Date: 4/21/18 2:54 pm
From: MICHAEL POHLOD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo today
Little Blue Heron seen well in the lagoon (?) west of the traffic circle,

south side of road. Also Snowy Egret across the road from the Little Blue.

Least Sandpiper in a mud puddle in the Nature Center parking lot.

Nesting Killdeer nearby Least Sandpiper.


Mike and Sue Pohlod

Bristol
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Date: 4/21/18 1:39 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak continues Plainfield.
The Blue Grosbeak was present at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery from 3:30 till
4:30 when I left. Waited 20 minutes or so before it appeared.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 4/21/18 11:58 am
From: Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis in Clinton, Indian River Cemetery
The White-faced Ibis in Clinton at Indian River Cemetery continues, as of 2:52. In the marshes in back towards East.

Mixed in a flock of 90+ Glossy Ibis.


Jim Jacques

Fairfield

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Date: 4/21/18 11:05 am
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Swallows & Gt Blue Heron
4/21 Saw several Barn Swallows at Happy Acres Farm flying around their barns on Rt 39 in Sherman, CT.
Also saw a high flying Great Blue Heron at the town meadow/town garage on RT 39.
Pat Bailey
Sherman, CT
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Date: 4/21/18 11:01 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler atEvergreen Cemetery.
Being seen now by a few in the pine bushes at the top of the hill From the
receiving vault. 1:59 PM

Brian Ahern-Wilson
Bridgeport, CT
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Date: 4/21/18 9:54 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich Yellow-Throated Warbler
YTW has returned to the spot it was found last Sat at Audubon Greenwich, left of the Mead Lake dam towards the boardwalk.
-Ryan MacLean

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> On Apr 21, 2018, at 8:34 AM, Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> wrote:
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> Yellow Throated Warbler is now singing along the Clovis Trail at Audubon Greenwich, about 100 yards right of the bench where it intersects with the Discovery Trail.
> -Ryan MacLean
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Date: 4/21/18 9:53 am
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak yes
Subject bird continues as of approximately 12:20 PM. He was buried in the brush near the feeders to the right of them as one looks from the parking area, then came in and fed on the ground underneath the feeders somewhat briefly. Pretty good looks.

Jamie Meyers
Canton

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Date: 4/21/18 9:43 am
From: Jim Jacques via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler & Least Sandpiper at Hammonasset SP in Madison
The Hooded Warbler continues at 12:20 at Hammonasset SP in Madison, center trail of Willard's Island, to the right of the bench. Vocal chips too. Great views for pics.

Least Sandpiper in the parking lot of the Nature Center (near the coned off Killdeer nest), bathing in a large puddle

Jim Jacques
Fairfield

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Date: 4/21/18 9:04 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point
Paul Cashman just called to report a Lesser Yellowlegs and Purple Martin as Milford Point, Milford.

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Date: 4/21/18 8:35 am
From: Brian Kleinman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby Farms
East Granby Farms, East Granby

4/20 WILSON'S SNIPE in larger wetland and AMERICAN KESTREL perched on
weather vane on main building
4/21 VIRGINIA RAIL calling in pond behind baseball field

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Date: 4/21/18 8:05 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-throated Warbler
Racebrook Tract in Orange. Still here, now on west side of river in the tree tops, 1/4 mile north of parking lot. Seen from white dot trail in woods on east side of river. With Judy Moore. CL and MV, Woodbridge

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Date: 4/21/18 6:45 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Elllngton
Saw a pine warbler at my suet feeder in Ellington this morning.


Bob Maleski

Ellington
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Date: 4/21/18 6:38 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk sightings
This morning I have been asked to post this report:
Hello,I still haven't figured out how to post to this site. Could you post some sightings for me?Last evening from Norport Drive in East Norwalk;1 Horned Grebe1 Little Blue Heron1 FOY YCNHand near the Saugatuck Harbor YC; dozens of Brants and 1 Common Loon in breeding plumage.Thank You!Dana Laird

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Date: 4/21/18 6:33 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven

4/21 - Hooded Warbler showing beautifully at Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven off Ella Grasso Blvd. Located again in evergreen shrubs on hill opposite pond and by “receiving vault.
Bill Batsford
New Haven
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Date: 4/21/18 5:35 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich Yellow-Throated Warbler
Yellow Throated Warbler is now singing along the Clovis Trail at Audubon Greenwich, about 100 yards right of the bench where it intersects with the Discovery Trail.
-Ryan MacLean

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Date: 4/21/18 5:27 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Yellow-throated
4/21/18 Audubon Greenwich
8:20 am - Yellow-throated Warbler just relocated east of Indian Spring / Georgie's Pond in the company of three Tufted Titmouse. Also seen so far on the morning walk led by Ryan McClanewas a Common Yellowthroat.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT

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Date: 4/21/18 5:08 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-throated Warbler
At Racebrook Tract in Orange, in tree tops over river along white trail north 1/4 mile north of bridge by entrance. Singing intermittently and drifting north. Chris Loscalzo, Woodbridge

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Date: 4/21/18 4:47 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak- Quinebaug
4/21/18 - From Robert Dixon with Tina Green 
Blue Grosbeak continues at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery feeders in Central Village. 
Robert Dixon Sterling,  Ct.

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Date: 4/20/18 6:16 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Wabler pics 4-20
Evergreen Cemetery,New Haven.


 
 
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Date: 4/20/18 5:56 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grace Farms Earth Day Celebration, Sat. 4/21
Greetings, all,
Mark Fowler, Grace Farms Nature Initiative Director, asked me to announce and invite CT birders to their Earth Day: Celebration of Biodiversity event tomorrow, Sat. April 21, from 10am-6:00pm.
There will be a number of presentations, including two (12 noon and 3:00pm) by Master Falconer Brian Bradley who will bring live birds of prey.
I will be leading a Bird/Nature Walk 1:00-2:00pm (size limit, first come, first served).
There will be other walks on Native Meadows, Biodiversity, and a presentation by the New Canaan Nature Center.
The event is free, and the 80-acre property is open for individual birding, botanizing, and spiritual refreshment.Parking may be limited, so car-pooling is advised.
Website link:   http://gracefarms.org/events/earth-day-2018/


Frank Mantlik Stratford
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Date: 4/20/18 5:07 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seaside Park, Bridgeport- Glossy Ibis
6:30-7pm- Much to my surprise, there were 2 Glossy Ibis feeding on worms in
a puddle next to the road at seaside park. They were then chased off by a
rambunctious Herring Gull and headed East.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 4/20/18 3:11 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield Wildlife Mgt Area, 4/20
Three Bluebirds, three (possibly four) Kestrels and a Meadowlark were all present today in prime habitat. The CT DEEP — or some handy Eagle Scouts — ought to put up some boxes for the falcons and bluebirds!

John Weeks
North Granby

Suffield WMA (Atlas Block 7E), Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 20, 2018 10:10 AM - 1:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
Comments: Observers: Dick and Marcia Haas, John Weeks
32 species

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Great Blue Heron 1 I saw one of two birds present, the one on the nest.
Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 1 Gray ghost!
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 3 Habitat is perfect, but nest boxes are available just across the state line in the Southwick WMA.
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 5
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Palm Warbler 7
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 2

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Date: 4/20/18 2:36 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
Still being seen as of 5:30 pm.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT
Et al

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 1:09 PM Dan Rottino via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

>
> > The BLUE GROSBEAK reported earlier today by Bob Dixon was seen very
> briefly at 12:40 near but not at the feeders. It flew in low from below
> the parking area and landed on a bush- I noticed the lack of tail and beak
> shape immediately. It then flew under the cedar near the trunk to the left
> of the feeder. Again seen briefly - blue plumage and lack of tail
> obvious. It was very elusive so no photo, and then flew out to the small
> ravine below and directly adjacent to the parking area from where it came,
> and that is loaded with thickets. Could not relocate again by 1pm.
> >
> > Dan Rottino
> > East Haddam, CT
> >
> >> On Apr 20, 2018, at 8:05 AM, dbobolink via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Blue Grosbeak (no tail) at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery feeders in
> Central Village 8:00 am this morning.
> >> Robert Dixon Sterling, Ct.
> >>
> >>
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Date: 4/20/18 1:09 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evergreen Cemetary
Is in New Haven off Ella Grasso Boulevard . EH. guil.
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Date: 4/20/18 12:37 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler
Continues at Evergreen Cemetary,Right of receiving vault, up hill looking down on pond.Close views.
Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 4/20/18 12:30 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison Hooded Warbler
4/20/18 Hammonaset S. P.
3:25 pm - Willards Island
Hooded Warbler showing well
behind the bench on the middle trail.
With two other birder/photographers.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT


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Date: 4/20/18 10:09 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug

> The BLUE GROSBEAK reported earlier today by Bob Dixon was seen very briefly at 12:40 near but not at the feeders. It flew in low from below the parking area and landed on a bush- I noticed the lack of tail and beak shape immediately. It then flew under the cedar near the trunk to the left of the feeder. Again seen briefly - blue plumage and lack of tail obvious. It was very elusive so no photo, and then flew out to the small ravine below and directly adjacent to the parking area from where it came, and that is loaded with thickets. Could not relocate again by 1pm.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
>
>> On Apr 20, 2018, at 8:05 AM, dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Blue Grosbeak (no tail) at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery feeders in Central Village 8:00 am this morning.
>> Robert Dixon Sterling, Ct.
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 4/20/18 8:59 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad-winged Hawk
4/20- Woodcock Nature Center, Wilton:
FOY Broad-winged Hawk, Common Raven, Pine and Palm Warblers, Hermit Thrush,
Phoebe, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Joe Bear, Cathy and Tom
Wilton

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Date: 4/20/18 8:17 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield OCWarbler continues
Change that to 200 feet from the road on the left.

Tina Green
Westport
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>
> Fairfield- Sasco Creek Marsh Open Space- Orange-crowned Warbler continues about 200 yards in from road on the left in multiflora rose thickets in front of large white pine. Associating with RC & GC Kinglets, BG Gnatcatcher, and Pine Warbler. Showing amazing views for photo ops(eye level and out in the open.
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Date: 4/20/18 7:52 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield OCWarbler continues
Fairfield- Sasco Creek Marsh Open Space- Orange-crowned Warbler continues about 200 yards in from road on the left in multiflora rose thickets in front of large white pine. Associating with RC & GC Kinglets, BG Gnatcatcher, and Pine Warbler. Showing amazing views for photo ops(eye level and out in the open)

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/20/18 7:07 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Solitary Sandpipers
Portland Fairgrounds in Portland. In addition to the solitary sandpiper, There were two Blue-winged Teal Farther back and to the right from where the sandpiper is being seen. Also at Portland fairgrounds in the main area were two yellow palm warblers, A myrtle warbler, A greater yellowlegs, and Five savannah sparrows. Further along in the south end of Wagunk Meadows I counted at least 37 Wilson snipe, but there could’ve been more hidden in the grass. Also an American kestrel flew through the marsh.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott

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> From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: April 20, 2018 at 8:14:04 AM EDT
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Solitary Sandpipers
> Reply-To: Dan Rottino <rottino...>
>
> Portland Fairgrounds, east side pulloff in flooded field the presumably continuing SOLITARY SANDPIPER reported previously by Tim Antanaitis is now joined by another.
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
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Date: 4/20/18 6:40 am
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
I am forwarding this report for Alison Guiness in East Haddam: Alison’s locally breeding Rose-breasted Grosbeak returned to her yard on Apr. 17. According to Zeranski and Baptist, this would be the 2nd earliest date on record for CT. I’m pretty sure early arrival dates for many species have been blown away since Z&B was published (1990).

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 4/20/18 6:14 am
From: Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pileated Wookdpecker is back
Pileated Woodpecker is back in his favorite spot this morning pounding away. Not sure if he is just looking for insects or working on a nest...

Carolyn
Guilford yard
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Date: 4/20/18 5:25 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Solitary Sandpipers
Portland Fairgrounds, east side pulloff in flooded field the presumably continuing SOLITARY SANDPIPER reported previously by Tim Antanaitis is now joined by another.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 4/20/18 5:23 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-eyed Vireo Ledyard
Rose Hill WMA.
Ledyard

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 4/20/18 5:05 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Grosbeak - Quinebaug
Blue Grosbeak (no tail) at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery feeders in Central Village 8:00 am this morning.
Robert Dixon Sterling, Ct.


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Date: 4/19/18 5:58 pm
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-crowned Sparrows
4/19 Stamford Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary 5:50pm Adult Gambelii and 1st winter under the feeders also seen in the butterfly garden. Gambelii was first found by Vanessa David on the April 11.
Patrick Dugan
Stamford

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Date: 4/19/18 5:31 pm
From: cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Raven today in Southbury


A common Raven was seen flying over Sacred Heart Church, South Main Street, Southbury late this morning pursued by an American Crow. A good opportunity to compare size, beak and tail shape, and flight pattern. 
Chris NevinsSouthbury 


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Date: 4/19/18 1:28 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Milford - 2 Glossy Ibis
4/19 4:45 PM - 2 Glossy Ibises in field on Hartwell Road. Seen by another, flew up towards Ridge Road as I drove towards, could not relocate.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/19/18 1:02 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester vultures
4/19/18- Colchester Troop K communications tower- 3PM- mixed flock of vultures, at least a dozen. Ernie
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Date: 4/19/18 11:57 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Orange-crowned
4/19/18 Sacco Creek Marsh
11:30 - Orange-crowned Warbler continues inside the park high on the left side. Use of scope strongly advised.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 4/19/18 10:37 am
From: Susanne Shrader via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Please the town and bird BOTH in the subject.
On Sunday April 15. E Phoebe W Hartford yard. Please the town and bird BOTH in the subject.


Susanne Shrader
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Date: 4/19/18 9:36 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison area goodies 4/19
Despite the dreary conditions, there were a few good birds at Hammonasset
SP, including a Wilson's Snipe in the small marsh behind the nature center
parking lot and a basic plumage American Golden-Plover in the parking lot
itself.

At Indian River Cemetary in Clinton there was one White-faced Ibis among
>150 Glossy Ibis.

alex lin-moore
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Date: 4/19/18 8:49 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Warbler Hammo
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -Male Hooded Warbler 11:30 with David Funke on middle trail on Willard’s Island. 100-200 feet past bench. Listen for chip note as it’s constantly moving down low or on the ground on both sides of the trail.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 4/18/18 7:12 pm
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Osprey
4/18/18 Greenwich - Audubon Fairchild Garden

7:00 am - Audubon Greenwich Wednesday Morning Bird Walk with Ted Gilman and
4 birders.

On this chilly and raw morning we saw 23 species of birds, some apparently
paired up. The showstopper

was the Osprey carrying a food item which flew into the open area and landed
in a tree 100 feet in front of us.

Over the next half hour we watched in scope as the Osprey slowly and
meticulously consumed the entire fish.



eBird report - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44709234



The next walk is Saturday morning at 7:00 am at Audubon Greenwich, 613
Riversville Road, Greenwich.



Mike Warner

Wilton CT.

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Date: 4/18/18 6:38 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Waite bridge heronry & Osprey platform.
Hamden: Waite St. bridge over upper Lake Whitney. FOY Barn & Tree Swallows for me, a joy to have them swarming around, as well as continued activity at the heronry & some action around the Osprey platform, noted on eBird report, below.

Some shots on the CT Audubon Birds FB page.

(Giles, glad to get you a ticked bird!)

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 18, 2018
> Date: April 18, 2018 at 9:26:03 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Apr 18, 2018 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Went to check heronry mostly.
> 7 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Great Blue Heron 5 When I first arrived, for a moment I thought all three nests were empty! Then a GBHE flew in to nest #1, and another stood up to greet it. Bird on nest stepped aside & preened a while, bird flying in stood over the nest. After some staring, I found that each of the three nests had a bird on it, 4 total. 5th was way up by the Mill River mouth. (Nest 1 is the original nest, the middle of the three.)
> Great Egret 2
> Osprey 2 An Osprey on the nest when I arrived; it started calling & I noticed another flying in. They flew around chasing each other (I don't know whether one chased the other or if they traded), for a few minutes then flew off. Let's hope third year is the charm.
> Northern Flicker 1 Calling, from area roughly below heronry.
> Tree Swallow 2 Surely more, but hard to count swarming.
> Barn Swallow 2 Surely more, but hard to count swarming.
> swallow sp. 15 Or more, hard to count swarming. I expect mostly Tree & some Barn.
> Carolina Wren 1 Heard from general area as before, to N.E. of causeway.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44708926
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 4/18/18 6:31 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford


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This afternoon seen in the Hartford section of Cedar Hill Cemetery 2 Bank Swallows.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/18/18 2:32 pm
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Flicker


Foy, in yard late this afternoon 
Claudia longmoreWethersfield 


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Date: 4/18/18 1:27 pm
From: cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Palm Warblers at Platt preserve, Southbury this morning



A flock of ten Palm Warblers at the Platt Land Trust property in Southbury today this morning.
Chris NevinsSouthbury 

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Date: 4/18/18 11:36 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
4/18 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 10am-1PM, partly cloudy,
windy, 45-50F, low tide rising.
Our osprey pair were in the area all morning. Both spent more time on the
ground adjacent to the nest (possibly because of windy conditions). They
occasionally flew off, and then returned. No fish observed.
On marsh: 160+ Brant, 2 Canada Geese, 6 Mute swans, 6 Green winged teal at
east end of marsh,with 4 American wigeons, 1 Greater yellowlegs, 1 Great
Egret fly by, 1 mallard, 2 Black ducks, 2 Red breasted mergansers (male &
female).
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/18/18 11:02 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 63 Black-Crowned Night Herons currently at Beardsley Park, Bridgeport
Hi..Currently there are at least 63 herons at Beardsley Park. I believe
they are all BCNH..the exact coordinates are 41.2151606 -73.1808766

They are in the trees across the water just before you reach the playground
area on the entrance road.

I took many pics, but have to wait to get home to upload any to ebird.
--
Brian Ahern-Wilson
Bridgeport, CT
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Date: 4/18/18 9:38 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osbornedale State Park
Today:  adult Bald Eagle and immature, 3 pairs of Eastern Bluebirds, 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Palm and Pine Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Osprey, conspicuously absent was the Eastern Phoebe.
Maria StockmalEast Haven

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Date: 4/18/18 9:35 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Phoebe
Saw my first of year Phoebe on my yard. Hope they nest nearby.


Bob Maleski

Ellington
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Date: 4/18/18 7:17 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo rarities
4/18, 10:15 - Hammonassett SP, Madison -
I’m at Hammo now with many other birders - WF Ibis, Am Golden, Pectoral, Least, Snipe, GRYE. So far.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 4/18/18 6:51 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Tri-colored Heron continues
Stratford- 611 Access Road Pond- roosting with Egrets and Herons, hard to spot and out of sight at this moment. Also a pair of Blue-winged Teal with Green-winged Teal

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/18/18 5:09 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Orange-crowned Warbler continues
Westport/ Fairfield Town line- MitchellB. Stock Wildlife Habitat on Greensfarms Road- Orange-crowned Warbler, 4 Pine Watblers

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/17/18 4:39 pm
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas Training Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 pm in Glastonbury
A CT Bird Atlas training session will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 pm, at the Glastonbury Center of the Connecticut Audubon Society. The session is for the North-Central and Southeast-Central participants, but anyone from other regions, and those interested in finding out more about the atlas project, are welcome to attend.
The Glastonbury Center of CAS is located at 1361 Main St., Glastonbury, phone 860-633-8402, website for directions https://www.ctaudubon.org/glastonbury-news-visitor-information/.
Craig Repasz, Atlas Volunteer Coordinator, and Melissa Baston, Southeast-Central Coordinator, will join me in presenting information on how to do breeding surveys, and answer any questions you might have about the atlas project.
I look forward to meeting many of you on the 29th.
Sara ZagorskiNorth-Central CoordinatorCT Bird Atlas Project
Wethersfield, CT

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Date: 4/17/18 2:03 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows 4/17: Gadwalls still present; Palm Warblers on parade; 2 Snipes
My eBird list is below.
John Weeks
North Granby

Simsbury Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 17, 2018 11:36 AM - 1:34 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose 15 One goose on nest built atop an old beaver lodge.
Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 2 Same pair present since March 10th.
American Black Duck 1
Ring-necked Duck 8
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Great Blue Heron 14 All 14 sitting or standing on nests.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Wilson's Snipe 2
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 50
European Starling 6
Palm Warbler 10
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 2

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Date: 4/17/18 1:47 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] David Lindo The Urban Birder - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in our next guest David Lindo, The Urban Birder. http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 4/17/18 12:20 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/17 - New Milford yard - FOY Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/17/18 12:10 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] WF Ibis continues at Hammo
West end with about 15 Glossies, wet pools near west beach lot.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 4/17/18 9:57 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE TOWN!!
REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE TOWN!!


Yes, I am shouting. Sorry about that, but as migration heats up it is easy to get excited and send the report RIGHT NOW, and it is so easy to leave out the town.

And while I am mentioning such things, all posts to CTBirds should be signed with your name and the town where you live.

Thanks, and good birding!



Roy Harvey
CTBirds admin/moderator
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 4/17/18 9:48 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded warbler
Here’s the actual checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44662908

Monica Nichols

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Date: 4/17/18 9:47 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] HOODED WARBLER
Male hooded warbler discovered along edge of steep hill at evergreen cemetery a few mins ago.

Check out the link here for a photo
https://www.facebook.com/monica.nichols.963/posts/2093919874178310


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Date: 4/17/18 8:25 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrines Preston, Iceland Gull Waterford
2 Peregrines at Mohegan Pequot Bridge in Preston this morning raise the
possibility of nesting. Also a first year Iceland Gull flying past
Millstone Point into Niantic Bay at 11:15.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 4/17/18 8:05 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport OC Warbler
Westport- Mitchell B.Stock Wildlife Habitat- Aspetuck Land Trust area- Orange-crowned Warbler working the edge of the river near bridge.
I stopped because I heard a RC Kinglet singing and then saw the OCWA. Yellow-rumped Warbler here also.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/17/18 7:56 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Gannet- Long Beach Stratford
One Gannet very close to shore, wheeling and diving.

Bill Banks


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Date: 4/17/18 6:40 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] t WF IBIS, AM GOLDEN PLOVER
At the Hammonassett State Park nature center parking lot, one American Golden plover. And at the western end near the pavilions, in with about 170 Glossy Ibis, one WHITE-FACED IBIS. Pinkish patch on face and nice pink legs makes this one stand out. Both were seen with Gina Nichol, before her trip to Lesbos.

Bill Banks


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Date: 4/17/18 5:35 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vibert rd, 2 vesper sparrows
2 vesper sparrows mixed in with savannah sparrows on Vibert rd in South
Windsor CT.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 4/16/18 7:05 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Storm Birding
3:45 - 8:00 PM --- Westport Coast

I had an outstanding day of "storm birding" along the coast of Westport,
with most highlights being gulls. Below are the highlights:

Southport Beach: 1 Laughing Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (1 first
cycle, 1 fourth cycle, 1 adult), 2 Iceland Gulls (1 dark first cycle and 1
light 2cy), and an adult Bald Eagle

Sherwood (East Beach) / Burying Hill Beach: 1 (likely) Great Black-backed x
Herring Gull Hybrid (probably this combo; photos still under review),
7(!!!) Lesser Black-backed Gulls (4 adults, 1 fourth cycle, 1 first summer,
1 first winter; making a total of 8-9 for the day in Westport!!), and 50
Fish Crows. I also had several very odd looking American Herring Gulls,
including one that showed similarities in plumage to the west-coast
population.

I wish I had more time this afternoon to bird other locations in the area,
as I'm sure I missed a lot.

Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
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Date: 4/16/18 7:01 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: WOOD SANDPIPER on Long Island NY
A WOOD SANDPIPER was found by Patricia Lindsay at Timber Point Country Club
in Great River NY (Long Island) this afternoon. See below for pictures and
details

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*Subject: Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co*
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 20:04 pm
From: Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu


The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber
Point entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East
Marina) until it was too dark to see.


The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team
effort. I was seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me
to report an unfamiliar shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race
over to join her, along with my seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp
and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, predictably, just after the birds had
flushed. While I spoke with Pat and reviewed some distant photos,
Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. As I came to the
conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they
re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!


The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly
accessible, location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling
"chip-chip-chip" right over us) and returned to the near-ideal place
described above, where it remained as admirers arrived until it was
too dark to see.


I'll put some photos up here:

https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore
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Date: 4/16/18 6:37 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faces Ibis pics 4-16

Hammonasset,Field Across from Swan pond.Ed Haesche w/ Jim Carr.Guilford
 
 
 
 
 
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Date: 4/16/18 6:26 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain Chipping carousel

this morning my feeder closest to my front door had a half dozen Chipping Sparrows on it looking like a miniature bird carousel.



Robert Jase
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Date: 4/16/18 4:37 pm
From: marymushinsky--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammonassett State Park
Monica,Please ask park to set up cones or sawhorses to protect site temporarily, until hatch.Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford
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------ Original message------From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 3:55 PMTo: <ctbirds...>;Cc: Subject:[CT Birds] Hammonassett State Park
Hey all,

Warning to those who park at meigs point nature center. I just located a NESTING KILLDEER to the rear of the lot. Sitting in the last strip of gravel about halfway between both strips of road. Just warning everyone to be careful where you walk or drive because they BLEND IN

Monica Nichols

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Date: 4/16/18 3:29 pm
From: VITALI PETER E via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Killdeer
Killdeer at the Hamden Recycling Center.  Saw 2 today.  May be more.
 Pete
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Date: 4/16/18 3:28 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pectoral Sandpiper , American Golden-Plover, Flock of Dunlin
While watching the American golden-plover from the path to Willard's
Island, I heard and photographed a seaside sparrow (to the north looking in
the direction of the marina).
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> Hammo, Nature Ctr parking field.Ed Haesche. Guilford
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Date: 4/16/18 2:19 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Milford GLAUCOUS GULL
Oh, and there was a wet, miserable-looking SNOWY OWL at Sikorsky Airport, Stratford today; first spotted by Stefan Martin. Quite late for this arctic visitor.

FM

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> On Apr 16, 2018, at 4:59 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 4/16. Milford Point 3:30pm - large flock (700) of gulls foraging on beach and sandbar, including GLAUCOUS GULL (1st-cycle), ICELAND GULL (1st-cycle), 3 adult LAUGHING GULLS, and 2 adult Bonaparte’s Gulls. Also an imm. Peregrine chasing shorebirds and gulls.
>
> I found 8 species of gulls today.
> I’m told people mostly couldn’t find the TRICOLORED HERON I found this morning in Stratford.
>
> Frank Mantlik
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Date: 4/16/18 2:00 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford GLAUCOUS GULL
4/16. Milford Point 3:30pm - large flock (700) of gulls foraging on beach and sandbar, including GLAUCOUS GULL (1st-cycle), ICELAND GULL (1st-cycle), 3 adult LAUGHING GULLS, and 2 adult Bonaparte’s Gulls. Also an imm. Peregrine chasing shorebirds and gulls.

I found 8 species of gulls today.
I’m told people mostly couldn’t find the TRICOLORED HERON I found this morning in Stratford.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/16/18 1:28 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Watertown storm birds
After the rain let up in mid-afternoon, at Lake Winnemaug in Watertown - a
male and female Long-tailed Duck and two Bonaparte's Gulls all in alternate
plumage.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/16/18 12:55 pm
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett State Park
Hey all,

Warning to those who park at meigs point nature center. I just located a NESTING KILLDEER to the rear of the lot. Sitting in the last strip of gravel about halfway between both strips of road. Just warning everyone to be careful where you walk or drive because they BLEND IN

Monica Nichols

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Date: 4/16/18 12:52 pm
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Madison, Hammonasser
Mickey Komara just texted that there are over a 100 ibis at Hammonasset, including a White-faced Ibis in the west end area, last right field, easy to see in short grass. Also Laughing Gull present.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 4/16/18 12:28 pm
From: Ed via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pectoral Sandpiper , American Golden-Plover, Flock of Dunlin

Hammo, Nature Ctr parking field.Ed Haesche. Guilford
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Date: 4/16/18 10:51 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seaside Park storm birds
4/16 Bridgeport, Seaside Park - 1:45. Park is open, area roads and ballfields flooded with rain. Highlights: 1600 Brant, Lesser Black-backed (adult), Iceland (1st-cycle), and 9 Laughing Gulls (adult), 33 Greater Yellowlegs, Barn Swallow.
Rain is ending now st 1:45. Waves crashing over Seawall at west end.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/16/18 9:32 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fallout?
I know the rain started early last night, but I can't help thinking that
somewhere around here ahead of this really hard rain there is a fallout.
Just had a singing male Eastern Towhee under my feeders and saw that others
had them today as well. Can't help thinking about the joys of fallout
biding--even in the rain. Perhaps once this stops this afternoon I will
hit the trails.

--
The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
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Date: 4/16/18 9:06 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4065, Issue 2
"​​I love storm-birding". You think?


Go GATORS!


> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:48:18 -0400
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Storm birding - Tricolor and Laughers
> Message-ID: <23BD31D3-252D-46AC-B7F4-4666F995E0A2...>
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> 4/16. Stratford, so far during rain & wind storm-
> - Access Rd pool (office building at #611, PRIVATE PROPERTY) - TRICOLORED
> HERON
> - Birdseye boat ramp - 2 adult LAUGHING GULLS.
> - Short Beach golf course ( many rain pools)- 1 adult LAUGHING GULL.
>
> Torrential downpours at times. East winds 25-30 mph. Great Meadows salt
> Marsh is totally flooded. Birdseye lot is probably too now. Entrance drive
> to Long Beach has deep rain pools; CAUTION!
>
> ​​
> I love storm-birding.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 4/16/18 8:49 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm birding - Tricolor and Laughers
4/16. Stratford, so far during rain & wind storm-
- Access Rd pool (office building at #611, PRIVATE PROPERTY) - TRICOLORED HERON
- Birdseye boat ramp - 2 adult LAUGHING GULLS.
- Short Beach golf course ( many rain pools)- 1 adult LAUGHING GULL.

Torrential downpours at times. East winds 25-30 mph. Great Meadows salt Marsh is totally flooded. Birdseye lot is probably too now. Entrance drive to Long Beach has deep rain pools; CAUTION!

I love storm-birding.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/16/18 6:32 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swallows- Wilton
4/16- S. Norwalk Reservoir, Wilton. Tree, Barn, and Rough-winged Swallows-
many feeding low over water while others bunched tightly next to each other
on cable lining the causeway margin.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 4/16/18 4:52 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
4/16- Wilton home. Woke me up this morning before my alarm did. Amazing how reliable their arrival date is here- always around this date +\- 1 day.
Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 4/15/18 5:19 pm
From: Cecilia Duffy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ring-Necked Ducks on Lake Whitney, Hamden
1:00-2:00pm; 7 ring-necked ducks foraging on Lake Whitney West of GBH nests
Cecilia Duffy




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Date: 4/15/18 3:10 pm
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset
3rd year (or so) Bald Eagle flew across entrance road to Hammonasset State
Park in Madison at 2:30pm today. Four American Oystercatchers on "seal'
rocks off Meigs Point.



Cin and Bill Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 4/15/18 2:12 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee and Barred Owl - Washington, CT
Took a short walk this frigid afternoon on South St here in Washington, CT. Heard Barred Owl, Song Sparrow, and Eastern Towhee.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 4/15/18 12:43 pm
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital
Sorry if this is inappropriate for the digest....Just returned from 14 days
in Germany, where the green grass, flowering trees, and especially local
birds are weeks ahead of Connecticut. I saw many birds that looked so like
our goldfinches but with a darker gold overall color. What surprised me
the most was how LOUD all these birds were, 24 hours a day! The tiniest
birds were making the most shrill cries, whistles, and songs. I wonder
how they evolved to be so much louder than their "American Cousins."

Katherine Kuckens
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Date: 4/15/18 12:25 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cheshire Loon
A Common Loon is on Broad Brook Reservoir in Cheshire this afternoon.


Marty Moore
Wallingford





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Date: 4/15/18 11:19 am
From: Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY towhee in Burlington
Male towhee at a feeder in Burlington.

Rebecca Schwartz
Collinsville
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Date: 4/15/18 9:55 am
From: Douglas Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury and Avon
In Simsbury Sunday morning:  a Blue-winged Teal in the wetlands east of the road on the north end of IronhorseBlvd.; also an American Wigeon (originally reported by John Weeks) remains in the wetlands east of thebandshell off Ironhorse Blvd. 
In Avon Sunday morning: a Pied-billed Grebe and a Mute Swan in the south pond at the Nod Brook Wildlife Mgmt. area.
Doug BeachSimsbury

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Date: 4/15/18 9:49 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] more on Bantam L
Following up on Frany Zygmont's post, I ran into him as he was leaving and
he told me about the Bonies etc. I spent an hour plus around Point Folly
and Town Beach. I saw the Bonaparte's Gulls and never had more than 5 at a
time, but they were flying up and down the lake and there could have been
more. I came up with c. 50 Buffleheads and tucked into one bunch were 4
Horned Grebes in nice alternate plumage. Five Common Loons also were in
full breeding regalia. There were 2 Bald Eagles, and a walk through the
campground produced a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher along with some Palm Warblers
and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/15/18 9:38 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Yellow-throated Warbler
Just to further clarify, Mead Lake is at Audubon Greenwich and is about a
10 minute walk from the parking lot. I will be in the gift shop there today
if anyone shows up and would like directions.
-Ryan MacLean


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> 4/15/18 Audubon Greenwich
> Franklin Nejame texted to say the YTWA is present near the dam at the
> south end of Mead Lake.
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Date: 4/15/18 9:30 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Yellow-throated Warbler
4/15/18 Audubon Greenwich
Franklin Nejame texted to say the YTWA is present near the dam at the south end of Mead Lake.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 4/15/18 9:14 am
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam Lake this am
8-9 am - 5 Bonaparte's Gull (3 in breeding plumage, 2 non), 1 Common Loon (ad breeding), ~40 Buffleheads (scattered), towhee.

White Memorial - Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch (2+), several Sapsuckers and staging White-throated Sparrows (~10).

Ravens nest near white memorial has at least 2 fledglings.

Also, a belated report of Pine Siskin at my Barkhamsted home last Tuesday.

- Fran

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Date: 4/15/18 8:33 am
From: James Dionne via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows, Madison
I took a ride to Salt Meadow Park in Madison, CT Friday to photograph the
Tree Swallows. They are staking out their nests in the boxes along the far
side of the field. There were also lots of robins feed on the playing
fields.

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Date: 4/15/18 8:14 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Martins
Five Purple Martins now on colony site at the Lake Waramaug Country Club.

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Date: 4/15/18 8:07 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck ( delayed)
4/15/18- Colchester Deck- for 4/14- 6-7AM: 23 species including: FO- Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Raven; FOY- Eastern Phoebe(pr), Chipping Sparrow; Red-shouldered Hawk. Evening( 5-6PM)- Eastern Bluebird(pr), Cooper’s and Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures. Ernie
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Date: 4/15/18 6:19 am
From: Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dark lesser black back gull at long beach STRATFORD now
,Dark lesser black back gull at long beach STRATFORD now. Believe same bird I had few weeks ago. Photo on Connecticut Birds on Facebook
Side note had LAGU half hour before terns st Birdseye Boat Ramp. Always check the flocks in the lot.

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Date: 4/15/18 6:15 am
From: Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dark lesser black back gull at long beach STRATFORD now
Dark lesser black back gull at long beach STRATFORD now. Right along parking lot. Pic on Connecticut Birds on Facebook.
Believe it's same individual I had about a week ago.

Side note there was a LAGU at Birdseye Boat Ramp half hour before terns in lot with ring billed. Always check the gulls :)

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Date: 4/15/18 4:34 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Kestrel
Male Kestrel flewin amd sitting onbthevtop of a dead tree inbetween my east
fields--
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Date: 4/14/18 10:32 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] new May 19 pelagic trip from Gloucester MA
May 19th: 8-hour PELAGIC TRIP from Gloucester MA.
Combining marine biology with seabirds, whales, fish, plankton.
Get registration and payment info at this site:

http://trips33.blogspot.com

Thank you,
Tom Robben
robben99 AT gmail.com

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Date: 4/14/18 7:34 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4/13 - New Milford yard - Ruby-crowned Kinglet singing like crazy, possibly 2
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/14/18 4:30 pm
From: Jason Rieger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NORTHERN PARULA - Wallingford
Less than an hour ago, my son Anthony came in the house and said he just had a Northern Parula at point blank eye-level range in the power-line cut behind our house.
I couldn't help but be a little skeptical (though I should know better with him), but he took me to the spot and there it was. Was able to get some photos.

Jason Rieger
Wallingford

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Date: 4/14/18 3:46 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shovelers, BW Teals and more at Leete’s Island, guilford
Great selection of ducks, both Yellowlegs and a ton of egrets/herons
Paul SmithNew Haven


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Date: 4/14/18 2:11 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe - Washington, CT
Noted a Eastern Phoebe by the little summer cottage here on our property on South St in Washington, CT where they usually nest every year.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 4/14/18 12:28 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] chipping sparrow
Orange backyard -4/14 FOY chipping sparrows (2) at my feeders.
Goldfinches are changing into bright lemon yellow plummage.
Still have about 6-8 juncos and White throated sparrows.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/14/18 11:23 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital Rarities
Some rare birds from the region:

- Maine: VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW - Hamilton Pond, Mt Dessert Is, Bar Harbor (1st state record), today 4/14.

- New Hampshire: NORTHERN WHEATEAR, Durham, New Hampshire, today 4/14.

- Mass: FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, East Sandwich, 4/13. LARK SPARROW, No. Truro 4/14.

- Rhode Island: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, W. Greenwich, since 4/10 (Dylan Pedro).

- New York: at least 5 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS in NYC area, 4/13-4/14.


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/14/18 10:48 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Yellow Throated Warbler, Audubon Greenwich continues

>
> YTW continues to the left of the dam at Mead Lake at Audubon Greenwich as of 1:30.
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Date: 4/14/18 10:03 am
From: Jeffreena via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s snipe at Quinebaug fish hatchery
Wilson’s snipe seen at Quinebaug fish hatchery, Central Village. Seen in pond closest to holding ponds.

Jeff and Reena Linkinhoker
Oakdale, CT

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Date: 4/14/18 9:26 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2- Caspian Terns Stratford
12:20pm now. Both of them the jetty south of Birdseye Boat Ramp mixed with gulls and cormorants.

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Date: 4/14/18 9:10 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 2- Royal Terns Stratford Birdseye Boat Ramp
Yes, Ian,
Thanks. They are 2 CASPIAN TERNS.

Frank & Linda Mantlik
With John Marshall.

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> On Apr 14, 2018, at 11:49 AM, Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 11:45am
>
> 2- adult Royal Terns (maybe Caspian??) on the south side of the parking lots mixed in with about 40 gulls.
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Date: 4/14/18 9:01 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow Throated Warbler, Audubon Greenwich continues
YTW continues to the left of the dam at Mead Lake at Audubon Greenwich.
-Ryan MacLean

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Date: 4/14/18 8:50 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2- Royal Terns Stratford Birdseye Boat Ramp
11:45am

2- adult Royal Terns (maybe Caspian??) on the south side of the parking lots mixed in with about 40 gulls.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 4/14/18 8:48 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14


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> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14
>
> Believe bird to still be in the area. Have multiple photos.
> Great find Cynthia!
> Mike Warner
> Wilton CT.
>
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>> On Apr 14, 2018, at 11:07 AM, Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14
>> Poor but identifiable photos on e-bird. Heard song very quiet, but reminiscent of yellow warbler. White underneath with black streaks on sides, black face mask, bright yelllow throat. gray wings with wing bars. Located in trees, mid to upper canopy of woods near boardwalk at south end of the lake. Alerted Mike Warner later and he also photographed presumable same bird in same area.
>> Seen just after Ted Gilman’s walk
>>
>> Plus 2 Rusty Blackbirds, Palm Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrush
>>
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Date: 4/14/18 8:11 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo - Lapland Longspur
Just had a Lapland Longspur at the far end of the Nature Center parking
lot. Seen well with photos. Others also saw and photographed it, but the
bird was quite skittish and flighty.
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Date: 4/14/18 8:07 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14
Greenwich Audubon Center - Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14
Poor but identifiable photos on e-bird. Heard song very quiet, but reminiscent of yellow warbler. White underneath with black streaks on sides, black face mask, bright yelllow throat. gray wings with wing bars. Located in trees, mid to upper canopy of woods near boardwalk at south end of the lake. Alerted Mike Warner later and he also photographed presumable same bird in same area.
Seen just after Ted Gilman’s walk

Plus 2 Rusty Blackbirds, Palm Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrush


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Date: 4/14/18 6:16 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk Highlights
Norfolk- North Colebrook Rd/ Doolittle Rd- an extremely active and beautiful morning in the Aton Forest area this morning starting at 5:44am with no wind and ideal conditions for birding by ear and for scoping Benedict Pond.
Highlights include 5+ Ruffed Grouse drumming, peenting Woodcocks at the Aton Forest headquarters,pair of Sandhill Cranes,Blue-headed Vireo(FOY),a perched and then hunting female Northern Harrier, singing Ruby-crowned Kinglets, numerous Eastern Phoebes and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers staking out their territories,and 4 Beavers busy working at Benedict Pond, one very close to the road.An absolutely perfect morning! Now back to the coast.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/13/18 4:27 pm
From: Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
Can anyone tell me if the tree swallows have made it back to White Memorial in Litchfield. Would like to check em out tomorrow if they're back.
<Kevindoyle1969...>
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Date: 4/13/18 3:57 pm
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow
One singing Chipping Sparrow Aetna Campus, Farmington Ave, Hartford.Both mornings of 4/12 and 13 between 7-730 am.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven

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Date: 4/13/18 3:38 pm
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ellington Bonaparte’s Gull
One Bonie sitting on Crystal Lake in Ellington, visible from the beach off route 140 as of 6 PM this evening - lucky Friday the 13th county bird for me. Also present were some Buffleheads and an Osprey.

Jamie Meyers
Canton CT

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Date: 4/13/18 3:14 pm
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe
4/13 6:00pm Newtown ,Castle Hill Farm,Sugar Lane, 33 Wilson's Snipe
Patrick Dugan
Stamford


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Date: 4/13/18 1:54 pm
From: Judd Everhart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: DEEP Announces the Immediate Closure of West Rock Ridge Cliff Face Due to Nesting Peregrine Falcons

> For Information Contact:
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> April 13, 2018
>
>
>
> DEEP Announces the Immediate Closure of West Rock Ridge Cliff Face Due to Nesting Peregrine Falcons
>
> (HARTFORD, CT) The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that effective immediately, a section of the West Rock Ridge cliff face at West Rock Ridge State Park in New Haven will be closed for purposes of recreation safety and the protection of state-threatened peregrine falcons.
>
> At the recommendation of both the DEEP State Parks and Wildlife Divisions, this closure is being enacted to reduce the likelihood of interactions between territorial falcons which can be highly aggressive in the defense of their nests, presenting a significant safety hazard to climbers, and to avoid human disturbance of the immediate nesting area which would lead to nest failure and territory abandonment.
>
> Area closed signs and caution tape will be placed at the base of the cliff to clearly identify which section of the cliff has been closed to recreational use. This temporary closure will remain in effect until July 31, 2018. If the falcons have completed their nesting period prior to that date, the closure will be lifted.
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Date: 4/13/18 1:14 pm
From: Barbara DeRienzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl passing through East Haven
Just had a great view of a Snowy who was kind enough to take a brief rest on my next door neighbor’s back deck. Mansfield Grove area.

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Date: 4/13/18 12:41 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/13/18-West Haven, Oronoque Forest Pond, 2:50 pm

One Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on private property.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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Date: 4/13/18 12:36 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Gull Work Weekends
Please see below from Helen Hays at Great Gull Island. If you are used to very rustic accommodations with no electricity for a weekend, this is is an amazing opportunity to get to visit one of the world's largest tern colonies and help out with an amazing project:

Schedule is a bit complicated, so please read carefully. Note that day & time of departure varies. Also note that boats in April and during July through September leave from Captain George Main's dock, whereas boats in May & June leave from Captain John Wadsworth's dock (addresses below):

- Captain George Main's dock: 25 Cove Street, Noank, CT

- Captain John Wadsworth's dock: 15 First Street, Waterford, CT

APRIL
Leaving from Capt Main's

Weekend boat, leaving Saturday at 8:00 AM, returning to mainland Sunday around noon:
- April 14 - 15

- Also, there will be a boat going to the island on Sunday, April 22 -- leaving at 1:30 p.m., with return undetermined at this moment...

MAY - JUNE
Leaving from Capt John's

Nest Marking Weekends, leaving Fridays at 3:00 PM, returning to mainland Sunday around 3:00 PM:
- May 11-13
- May 18-20
- May 25-28 (Memorial Day weekend)
- June 1-3

Weekly boats, leaving mainland Fridays at 3:00 PM
- June 8
- June 15
- June 22
- June 29

JULY - SEPTEMBER
Leaving from Capt Main's

Weekly boats, leaving mainland Saturdays at 9:00 AM
- July 7
- July 14
- July 21
- July 28
- August 4
- August 11
- August 18
- August 25
- September 1
- September 8

Come as often as you can! If you have questions, and/or just want to let Helen know what your plans are, you can reach her via e-mail at <hays...>, or phone at 860-460-0749.


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Date: 4/13/18 12:34 pm
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis
4/13/18-Clinton, Indian River Cemetery Marsh, 2:00 pm
Seven Glossy Ibis in marsh north of cemetery, west side of the river in the first big bend. No White-faced in this group. Also two others in the Beach Park Rd marsh.

Larry Bausher
West Haven
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Date: 4/13/18 12:34 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BLUE-WINGED TEAL McKinney, Stratford
4/13. Long Beach Blvd., McKinney NER, Warehouse Pond - Pair of Blue-winged Teal, with assortment of other ducks, and 11+ Boat-tailed Grackles.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/13/18 12:04 pm
From: James Dionne via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
I took a ride to Salt Meadow Park in Madison, CT today to photograph the
Tree Swallows. They are staking out their nests in the boxes along the far
side of the field. There were also lots of robins feed on the playing
fields.


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Date: 4/13/18 9:06 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Atlas - nest field guide
A number of you who have been birding a long time may well have the
Peterson series classic, A Field Guide to Birds' Nests in the United States
East of the Mississippi River by Hal Harrison. As the popularity of finding
and chasing birds has boomed, field study of breeding birds close to home
has waned, but the CT Atlas prompted me to dust off my copyright 1975 copy.

I had forgotten how much useful and just plain interesting information is
packed in that little book and would highly recommend it. There have been
new editions since I acquired mine and it apparently still is in print.

It has basic info on egg color and size; description of nests; and
explanations on typical nest sites. There are photos of eggs in nests.
Fascinating to me are the Notes sections with each species account. Here's
one example from Hairy Woodpecker:

"Female permanent resident in breeding territory; male joins her at start
of breeding season in late winter. Pair formation, courtship occur as much
as three months before start of breeding season (April)."

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/13/18 9:03 am
From: cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrows in Southbury


I've been hearing Chipping Sparrows calling for a week, but this morning three showed up at my feeder at Heritage Village in Southbury,  CT
Chris Nevins Southbury 


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Date: 4/13/18 8:59 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport/ Norwalk Highlights by boat
Westport- Cockenoe Island - 45+ Black-crowned Night-Herons, 24+Great Egrets on nests, 2 Yellow-crowned Night-herons, 16 American Oystercatchers, 24 Dunlin, 3 Palm and 1 Pine Warbler, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Peregrine Falcons, 2 Northern Gannets

East White Rocks- 8 Purple Sandpipers

Norwalk- Norwalk Islands-4 Bald Eagles(2 adults feeding 2 very young juveniles)Still lots of Long-tailed Ducks around and the Double-crested Cormorants and Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls are staking our their territory on Goose Island

Tina Green
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Westport
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Date: 4/13/18 8:33 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Green Heron
I had a Green Heron this morning at Hancock Brook L. in Plymouth.
Historically this would be about a week to 10 days early, but arrivals have
been creeping up. The last two years first arrivals were noted on April 16
and April 14.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/13/18 8:19 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Preston
Dave Provencher
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Date: 4/13/18 8:11 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New to Colebrook
Pine warbler on the ground hunting for food
Bluebirds vying for fence posts with Eastern Pheobes
And the first Tree sparrow flying over.
Now 2 sets of Woodcocks call in the evening.
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Date: 4/13/18 7:30 am
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warblers in Nehantic
I had several Pine Warblers in the Nehantic State Forest (East Lyme)
yesterday. Music to my ears. Even got to see one--not always so easy.
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Date: 4/13/18 7:13 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrows
FOY in Kent Hollow. Also FOY, Black Fly in my eye.

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Date: 4/13/18 5:09 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weather
I am copying this from the NY listservs regarding the topic of this weekend's weather. Make of it what you will :)

Subject: Update on Weather and front
Date: Fri Apr 13 2018 6:33 am
From: daven102468 AT gmail.com


Last night there was massive migration in the eastern U.S that stopped in northern NY state where there was a rather diffuse front. Not sure if there will be any significant concentration of migrants. This morning as of this writing the front at the surface is across the northern counties of PA and then drops southeast south of the Catskills. At about 5000 feet up the front is farther north roughly from Buffalo to south of Albany but again it is not a very sharp front yet. At about 10000 feet up the winds are from the west and its hard to find any front. So what this means is that birds that migrate between 5000 and 10000 feet and up probably will keep going unless they encounter precipitation. At this point there isn't much precipitation near NY or in the northeast U.S. Once the storm intensifies in the midwest and pulls east, the front at all levels up to 10-15 thousand feet will sharpen up and precipitation will spread east.
Right now it looks like the surface front will lift back north to the southern tier of NY state today but the precipitation will stream across northern NY so I wouldn't expect too much just arrivals and some pockets of migrants.
For tonight, the precipitation and associated front aloft shifts south and looks to be setting up from about Buffalo to Albany and it will be raining north of this. The surface front will actually drop south into northern PA but it will be shallow as the precipitation will be farther north. So I would expect best conditions across upstate NY north of the southern tier, which includes the Finger Lakes area, and Buffalo to Albany.
Its hard enough to predict the weather so trying to predict what the birds will do is even harder. Hopefully some of this will pan out.
Good Luck!Dave Nicosia


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Date: 4/13/18 3:41 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Gannet
Yesterday and again this morning N. Gannet seen inside Bridgeport Harbor. Pretty cool to see them inside the upper Harbor. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 4/12/18 7:36 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Bald Eagle vs Osprey Guilford
Passing along the report below.


Roy Harvey
CTBirds admin/moderator
Beacon Falls, CT


In Guilford had a similar chase this afternoon; at about 4:34 the male
Bald Eagle zoomed across our parking lot straight for an osprey, lots of breath taking aerial chase ensued, then both birds dropped below the
tree line from my vantage point. They rose up over the train tracks
with another osprey joining in, the eagle decided to head back to the
nest once the second osprey got involved. Back at the nest there was a
bit of greeting and then things settled back down. Very interesting to

observe.
Bobbie FisherGuilford

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Date: 4/12/18 3:43 pm
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Supply Ponds
Wood Duck - 3M, 2F. Great Egret

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East Haven

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Date: 4/12/18 3:32 pm
From: Alexis Barbalinardo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Palm Warbler, New Preston
Hi all-

Spotted a PALM WARBLER this evening at Macricostas Preserve in New Preston.
It was wagging its tail and foraging on the ground in the meadow west of
the parking lot.

Good birding,

Alexis Barbalinardo
Washington, CT
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Date: 4/12/18 3:00 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Holcomb Farm, Granby — Palm Warbler (FOY), Kestrel, Black Vultures, Cedar Waxwings, but no Bohemian
My eBird report is below.
John Weeks
North Granby

Holcomb Farm, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 12, 2018 10:37 AM - 11:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy but bright, with high ceiling; wind W light (0-5 mph); 52-57 F.
27 species

Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 11 Flock seen well. Still no sign of the Bohemian Waxwing spotted with this group on Sunday (April 8).
Palm Warbler 1 First of the year.
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 4/12/18 2:27 pm
From: Paul Wragg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle vs Osprey
A 3-year Bald Eagle very energetically chasing one (of two) Ospreys over the
Mystic River for 5 minutes. The two Ospreys then settled on a nest platform
and made a little whopee to de-stress.



Paul Wragg.



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Date: 4/12/18 10:47 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummers in Madison.
Here they come Julian. Co-worker just told me his wife had two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at their feeders this morning.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 4/12/18 10:31 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford BW Teal
4/12/18 Leetes Island Marsh
12:30 pm - A pair of
Blue-winged Teal in the marsh near the group of Great Blue
Herons. Two low flying Bald Eagles scared everything to flight but the two BWTE returned with the many Green-winged Teal present. Pics.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 4/12/18 10:10 am
From: jrhough1--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Weekend Outlook
The mild weather and higher temps will be welcome these next couple of days. This will be a result of a strong south-westerly airflow that will carry numbers of migrants into the north-east. Winds are currently straight out of Florida and there is a strong flow up to the Great Lakes which should see them get a good landbird arrival.There will be many FOY arrivals so hang fire with all those postings of hummingbirds and other annual returnees!
The interesting part is the front that will see temps plummet on Sunday bringing rain and east winds. Such bad weather has the potential for some local fall-outs to occur so it will be interesting to see how that develops. 
It is the perfect weather and timing for Swallow-tailed Kite (among other things) so keep eyes to the skies.
It has been more than a decade since the last twitchable one,  so good luck and good birding.
Julian HoughNew Haven
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Date: 4/12/18 8:47 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red throated Loon- Wilton
4/12- Inland S. Norwalk Reservoir basic plumaged bird found by my son Cameron while I was looking at a female Belted Kingfisher.
Joe and Cameron Bear
Wilton

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Date: 4/12/18 8:46 am
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
A week or so late, but Louisiana Waterthrush has finally appeared at its usual location near the Roaring Brook Nature Center building in Canton, CT. Wind patterns thru April have, no doubt, made northbound migration difficult. I wonder if others have been waiting for various spring migrants to arrive.


Jay Kaplan
Canton
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Date: 4/12/18 6:33 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] THAYERS GULL - Long Beach West
4/12. Stratford, Long Beach West - Immature THAYER’S ICELAND GULL resting on 3rd jetty down from end of parking lot. Also 5 first-winter Kumlien ICELAND GULLS on other jetties, so far. 09:30. High tide.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/11/18 7:42 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal Milford Harbor
A pair of Blue-winged Teal was in Milford Harbor late this afternoon. My first for Wilcox Park.

Frank Gallo, Milford
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New walk list up tomorrow



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Date: 4/11/18 5:17 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lost binoculars at Milford Point
Chandler Wiegand (he's not on the listserv, posting for him) lost his
binoculars at Milford Point today. They were set down near the martin
gourds and have since disappeared. Please let me know if anyone has found
them. They are Nikon Monarch 5s.

Thanks,
Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 4/11/18 3:04 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel - Granby, Holcomb Farm
Holcomb Farm has hosted a pair of Kestrels for several years. The nest box they’ve been using is on the South Barn, which is teetering on the verge of collapse (a serious effort is underway to save it). Other raptors were quite active in the area today: at least two (possibly four) Bald Eagles, an immature Cooper’s Hawk and two Red-tails.

I spent over an hour watching a small band of Cedar Waxwings as they worked their way silently through a grove of cedars festooned with bittersweet, but didn’t see the Bohemian Waxwing that Chris and I found on Sunday.

Holcomb Farm, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 11, 2018 10:10 AM - 12:34 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: Searched in vain for Sunday's Bohemian Waxwing. I did find at least five Cedar Waxwings foraging in the same area.
29 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2 At least two adult birds. There were possibly four individuals, as I had four distinct sightings in the short space of ten minutes.
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1 A Kestrel pair has nested at Holcomb Farm in recent years. This bird bears watching.
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 14
Tree Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 3
Eastern Bluebird 4 In suitable breeding habitat.
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 5
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 4

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Date: 4/11/18 2:29 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Probable WHITE PELICANS- Stratford Point
I will add however, givin the timing and likelyhood, the better choice
would be Northern Gannets but my impressions on the birds were Pelican. The
few poor photos I obtained seem to show tucked in necks as well.. for what
it’s worth..

Stefan Martin

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Date: Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:23 PM
Subject: Probable WHITE PELICANS- Stratford Point
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5:15- I just had 4 very distant birds flying by Stratford Point headed SW
that were most likely White Pelicans.. Very distant but from what I saw,
flight style and behavior were consistent with white pelican. Anyone West
should be on the lookout.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 4/11/18 2:24 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable WHITE PELICANS- Stratford Point
5:15- I just had 4 very distant birds flying by Stratford Point headed SW
that were most likely White Pelicans.. Very distant but from what I saw,
flight style and behavior were consistent with white pelican. Anyone West
should be on the lookout.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 4/11/18 1:19 pm
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal, Groton
I also had 2 pairs of Blue-winged Teal working Buddington Pond, as viewed from The Copp Family Park in Groton this afternoon.
Dylan 
Waterford
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Date: 4/11/18 12:56 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL-Stratford
3:30- adult LITTLE GULL in alternate plumage!! Just flushed from Russian
Beach with about 100 Bonaparte’s and continued East.

Stefan Martin
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Date: 4/11/18 12:18 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wimisink - Green-winged Teal, Northern Harrier
4/11 Sherman/Wimisink marsh - 6 Green-winged Teal (not seen here before), Northern Harrier, pair of Belted Kingfishers.
New Milford yard - Brown Creeper, FOY Tree Swallow, pair of Wood Duck still on stream.

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/11/18 11:21 am
From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raven
A Raven flew up from the ground in our back woods at 2pm today as I walked
out to our deck. When I ran inside to get my bins, the Raven returned to
perch on a fallen tree where it picked at a small branch. It then flew into
a neighbor's back woods to perch in a tree before flying over our house
heading south. Unusual sighting in our yard!



Cindi Kobak

North Guilford

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Date: 4/11/18 11:19 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
4/11 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-1PM, mid-tide
receding, 45-50F, sunny.
Very busy at the center today, with both school visits and many waterfowl
on the marsh.

At 10am 2 ospreys were on the nest; the male then flew off . Male returned
at 10:11am, calling. Both the male and female osprey had their wings in a
mantling position-lowered and spread out. Both ospreys were in the area,
and fending off a second pair of ospreys that returned continually to that
nest site. Possibly the second set of ospreys are youngsters from previous
years.
On the marsh- 3 Tree swallows soaring, 151 Brant, 2 Canada Geese, 8 Mute
Swans, 2 Great Egrets, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, 12 Northern shovelers, 5 Red
breasted mergansers, 6 Green winged teal, 8 Gadwalls, 2 American Wigeons,
6 American black ducks, Herring & ring billed gulls along with one Great
black backed gull.
On the grounds -1 White throated sparrow, many Common grackles, Red winged
blackbirds, 1 starling, 2 American crows, 4 Mourning doves, 2 house
finches.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/11/18 10:57 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows - Washington, CT
Just noted Tree Swallows flying around the big field below our house here on South Street where I have nesting boxes for bluebirds/tree swallows.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 4/11/18 10:44 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Little Gull- NO
Southport Beach, Fairfield- 12:00-12:45:
About 50 Bonaparte's, but no sign of the adult Little Gull, or anything
else of note.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 4/11/18 10:10 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1st (2nd) Wednesday Walk at Milford Point
16 hardy souls braved the chill for the New Haven Bird Club First Wednesday
Walk (postponed from last week). It was an excellent morning with the
marsh full of ducks, Piping Plovers and Oystercatchers (2 in flagrante
delicto) present in good numbers and an opportunity to test the gull skills
we learned at Saturday's COA Gull workshop. 38 species plus one taxa in
all (once I added the gulls, plus a flock of 10 Waxwings that flew in to be
counted at the last minute). Brant were very abundant but the Snowy Owl
seen a couple of days ago was absent. Thank you to all who attended!

eBird list : https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44465377

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 4/11/18 9:35 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal
In Norwich, off Sherman Street, in small ark near upper falls, male Blue-winged Teal in river hanging with Male Mallard. Seen at 12:30 pm.

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Date: 4/11/18 9:35 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel
American Kestrel perched on a Purple Martin House on Gunn Hill Rd.,
New Preston.
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Date: 4/11/18 8:16 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Saw my frst flicker of the year in Ellington a few days ago.

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Date: 4/11/18 7:33 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush Bent of river

Singing along the river before the office and barn
Bill Banjs

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Date: 4/11/18 7:00 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hawk vs mink
At 9:25 while driving north on RT. 33 in Wilton about a block north of of Chestnut Hill road I witnessed a red-tailed hawk catch and fly off with a mink. It was an amazing catch!!

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 4/11/18 6:55 am
From: Michael DiGiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Becoming a Bird Artist.
This Friday evening (April 13th) at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT (where I currently have an art show), I'll be giving a talk about becoming a bird artist. The lecture will cover my major influences and career struggles, as well as the evolution from my early work to recent paintings. The talk is at 5:30 PM- all are welcome!


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Date: 4/11/18 5:46 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Catbird Selleck Woods Darien
8:30am

FOY (for me) Gray Catbird along the RR tracks trail.


Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 4/11/18 5:23 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL-Southport Beach
Adult LITTLE GULL on jetty now 8:20am

Stefan Martin
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Date: 4/10/18 2:43 pm
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull, Milford, 4/10/18
From Steve Spector, Milford, the Gulf (btw Charles Island and Welches Point), Glaucous Gull (all white, prob.2nd yr), with large group of surface-feeding gulls.  Prob. same gull seen in the area on 4/7/18.   <charsjs...>
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Date: 4/10/18 2:27 pm
From: mdigiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Peabody Exhibit of A.E. Gilbert's Bird Paintings
I help Al set up the show! He’s probably one of the best bird and mammal painter alive today.
Don’t miss it!

Michael DiGiorgio
154 Princess Drive
Madison, CT 06443
203 421 5848
Website- mdigiorgio.com

> On Apr 10, 2018, at 4:55 PM, Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I hope many of you have had the chance to see the exhibit of Albert Earl Gilbert's incredible paintings at the Yale-Peabody Museum in New Haven as the last day is April 15, this coming Sunday. There are 25 mostly life-size paintings of birds from around the world, many the superb original artwork for his books, and it is truly breath-taking.
>
>
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> New Milford
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Date: 4/10/18 1:56 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Peabody Exhibit of A.E. Gilbert's Bird Paintings
I hope many of you have had the chance to see the exhibit of Albert Earl Gilbert's incredible paintings at the Yale-Peabody Museum in New Haven as the last day is April 15, this coming Sunday. There are 25 mostly life-size paintings of birds from around the world, many the superb original artwork for his books, and it is truly breath-taking.


Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/10/18 12:34 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Gull at Oyster River mouth
Adult basic plumage. With 80 Bonaparte’s on flats. Retreating to car in sleet squall.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 4/10/18 10:22 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 4 Eastern Towhees, each one seen and heard separately in different areas of the park, Brown Thrasher continues on west end near the viewing platform area doing a “whisper song” from a treetop.
Although it is raining lightly, viewing conditions on Long Island Sound are close to excellent with flat water and no wind. There is a huge raft of Long-tailed Ducks off of the west end of the park looking towards the Norwalk Islands. A conservative estimate is about 1200. There were very few gulls out there.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/10/18 10:19 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Valentines meadow, Storrs
Hi Monica,

Valentine’s Meadow is the low wet field immediately to the south of Horsebarn Hill. Yesterday I had 4 snipe in the shallow pond at the east end - the best place to observe from is the parking area with a gas pump in the middle on the edge of some farm buildings (just before, and across the road from, the polo stadium). They are also sometimes along the steam at the west end but there is more vegetation for them to hide in there.

I’m not sure how much time of day matters but yesterday they were out in the open as I was walking back to my car at the end of the work day.

Chris

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 4/10/18 8:51 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Some Comments on Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe Dates, Part V (Last)
On April 6 I advocated a slow and deliberate approach to breeding bird atlasing with emphasis on close observation of bird behavior, multiple trips to the same sites, observing proper birding etiquette, and careful use of breeding bird codes. I feel that this is the most rewarding form of birding (not "required form" as spellcheck decided to print it).

The discovery of a Barred Owl nest in a woodland in Atlas Block 80D Mount Carmel required a dozen trips from the February 28 observation of a pair of Barred Owls to the March 29 experience of seeing the adult female entering, then leaving a cavity in a tall dead deciduous tree. How do these observations fit in with the CT Bird Atlas published safe dates? Connecticut Bird Atlas safe dates for this species are April 1 through July 15. I shared all my eBird posts from this woodland with CTbirdatlas, maintaining that the February 28 observation constituted Probable breeding due to a pair in suitable habitat. The observation of both birds on March 6 led to a shared post of Probable breeding, courtship. On March 29, March 31, and April 2 the observation of both adults vocalizing and the female within a nest cavity led to a definitive call of Confirmed breeding, occupied nest.

One could maintain that I was pushing the evidence of probable breeding by a month, although hearing the female calling from the nest cavity on March 31 and April 2 certainly clinched the report of confirmed breeding. So, how accurate are the safe dates we are using? Published safe dates are important to keep in mind, but they have their limits, and one result of the current atlas project we can expect is future revision of some safe dates. An important caveat about safe dates from the Atlas website is:

“Breeding codes, especially those in the Possible and Probable categories, generally should not be used outside the safe dates for a given species. Confirmed breeding codes, are less likely to cause errors, but even confirmed breeding should be well documented (e.g., a detailed description of the bird species and the behaviors that confirm breeding) if it happens outside the safe dates for a species because these records are likely to be of particular interest."

Here’s where more information might benefit us but also might lead us astray. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of New York State (2008) lists Barred Owl egg dates from March 20 to May 4. The Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas (2003, based on field work of 1974 to 1979) lists Barred Owl egg dates from February 25 to May 13. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont (2013) lists Barred Owl safe dates from March 15 to July 15. The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania (1992) lists Barred Owl egg dates from March 1 to April 8 and safe dates from January 15 to August 30. This one example of breeding data on a resident owl in the Northeast indicates that there can be a lot of play in the defining of safe dates and how they relate to field observations of egg dates as well as nestling and fledgling dates. In the above description of observing a pair of Barred Owls in atlas block 80D, the safe dates window of April 1 to July 15 for this species works quite well.

Example No. 2 Peregrine Falcon. Connecticut safe dates are May 15 to August 1. I’ve been observing nesting peregrines in south-central Connecticut each year for the last twenty years. Peregrines begin nest scrape preparation a month before egg laying begins, in late February and early March. The first egg of each year’s clutch typically is laid between April 3 and April 10, and the earliest date for the start of a peregrine clutch at this site is March 29. Peregrine nesting on the Travelers Tower in Downtown Hartford is well monitored and widely known, but peregrines nesting on bridges, other buildings, and cliff faces may not be detected until the adults are feeding fledged young. The comparatively small number of nesting peregrines in Connecticut may justify a safe date period that is fully two months after nest preparation and one month after the beginning of egg laying.

Example No. 3 Common Raven. Connecticut safe dates are March 20 to July 20. The nesting ravens I’ve been observing since 2002 typically lay their first egg or begin incubation by March 7. This year the raven pair laid the first of five eggs on February 25. Raven courtship, including tandem flying, allopreening, and a fascinating spreadwing spiral freefall with male and female facing each other and clasping bills begins in mid to late January. Nest rebuilding takes place over two to three weeks in February. I’ve seen ravens copulating once, on March 4. (They are not the exhibitionists that peregrines are.) Ravens build prominent nests consisting of large sticks and smaller branches, with a central bowl lined with redcedar bark peelings, mosses, mud, and finally deer hair. A March 20 start to the safe date period may be two to three weeks later than the actual commencement of egg laying, but it’s a pretty good measure for most opportunities for confirming breeding of ravens in Connecticut.

Example No. 4 Winter Wren. Connecticut safe dates are May 1 to August 5. The state’s first Breeding Bird Atlas confirmed breeding of Winter Wren in just 10 atlas blocks, mostly in northwestern Connecticut, with another twenty or so reports each of probable or possible breeding, again concentrated in the northwest. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of New York State lists Winter Wren egg dates (5/22-7/29), nestling dates (5/7-8/4), and fledgling dates (4/23-9/4), indicating the difficulty of locating nests with eggs for this species. Birds of North America describes Winter Wren nest sites as occurring in roots of upturned trees, under creek banks, in decaying logs, in moss hanging on trees, in stumps. Given that it’s highly unlikely to find the nest of a secretive Winter Wren, a start safe date of May 1 is very reasonable.

To summarize, our safe dates are not perfect, but they provide a very good measure for when most individuals of each species can be expected to breed. It’s now April 10, and confirmation of breeding for a greater number of species is taking place in atlas blocks statewide. Best advice on breeding codes is that they “generally should not be used outside the safe dates for a given species”, but breeding codes for confirmed breeding should be used when the evidence is obtained, with provision of “a detailed description of the bird species and the behaviors that confirm breeding”.

Steve Broker
Cheshire




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Date: 4/10/18 8:37 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Shoverers, Boat-tails
Paul Cashman called, reporting two Northern Shovelers and a Boat-tailed Grackle at Warehouse Pond in Stratford.


Roy Harvey
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Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 4/10/18 8:31 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ashli Gorbet Wildlife Biologist - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next guest Ashli Gorbet
Wildlife Biologist. http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
https://kymrygroup.com

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Date: 4/10/18 8:29 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Valentines Meadow- Tolland
Hey all,
I will be up in the Hartford area tomorrow and would like to check out valentines meadow to see if I can find the Wilsons snipes that have been up there the las several days. Where exactly is it located? Where is the best spot to see them? What time of day is best? It would be a life bird for me if i can find at least one.

Thanks.

Monica Nichols

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Date: 4/10/18 4:25 am
From: Brian Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island (Stonington), 9 April
An hour at high tide yesterday on Barn Island there were 15 great egrets, about six osprey, a tight-knit flock of ten lesser yellowlegs, four greater yellowlegs, ABDs, RBM (1), gulls, one chilly great blue heron.  One flock of at least thirty buffleheads 75% juvenile surfaced on Wequetecok Cove.  Six ruddy ducks seen in two groups of three, two fish crows, RWB and sparrows, titmice, chickadees, heard one YBS.  The peregrine was flying about and almost cruised right into an osprey ambush.  
  
The osprey nest in the eastern impoundment is leaning about thirty degrees and I didn't know if I should report that or if it has been brought to the attention of the DEEP?  There was one osprey still on its nest despite the lean.  I can contact them by the end of the week.
Checklist is on ebird and shared to Ctbirdatlas and ctwaterbirds.
Brian Williams   
Griswold     
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Date: 4/9/18 4:45 pm
From: John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Forest Products
All,

<putting on my RWA Real Estate Manager hat and jumping up on the soapbox>

When you see a sign that says "Keep Out", please, Please, PLEASE.......OBEY
IT. You make all birders look bad.

Birding organizations apply for special permits at access RWA land all the
time. These applications are reviewed by several people at the Authority,
including myself. If there are reasons to deny a permit, then they are
shared and discussed among the group. Having people knowingly ignore posted
signs would be such a reason.

Timber harvests are inherently dangerous places, even without the machinery
being operated at the time. If you see signs like the one noted below,
whether it is on water company property, state land, or anywhere.....please
follow them. Remember you represent all of birders out there.

<taking off my hat and coming off my soapbox>

Thanks,
JT


John Triana
Prospect



-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> On Behalf Of Mark
Aronson via CTBirds
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 12:55 PM
To: birdlist <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Forest Products

8 April 2018, Lake Saltonstall White Trail, Branford.

Ignoring cautionary signs to keep out/watch out for active logging, I walked
an early Sunday morning White Trail at Lake Saltonstall. It reminded me
that even the suburban Connecticut shoreline has impressive logging. The
White Trail is a very different experience.

In spite of the saws, I spied several species I sought to see: winter wren,
swamp and chipping and sparrows, pine warblers. A bald eagle had a much
better view of the forest floor. Several woodpeckers didn't seem to mind
adding insult to injury, providing a coup de grace to trees remaining.

It will be interesting how White Trail Ebird lists change over the next
years.

Mark Aronson
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Date: 4/9/18 4:22 pm
From: John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel - Bethany
April 9 - American Kestrel perched on a telephone pole at Hatfield Hill Rd.
in Bethany



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Date: 4/9/18 4:10 pm
From: susieq--- via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
Arthur i saw a Palm warbler at Mondo ponds . at least 3 osprey., a green heron, a great egret. snowy woodpeckers .a great blue heron and a variety of other birds
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------ Original message------From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds Date: Sun, Apr 8, 2018 11:11 PMTo: CT Birds;Cc: Subject:Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
There was a recent post rather heavy on the acronyms. I found it fun to work them out, but I can understand that it may have proved puzzling to many.

I think the policy is to spell out the names at least once, to aid in searching records.

The acronym rule is easy enough. One-word bird names: first four letters: GADW, Gadwall.

Two-word: first two letters of each word: COHA, Cooper’s Hawk.

Three-word: first letter of first two words, two letters of third: SSHA, Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Is there a four-word name?

Finally, I’ve heard of reports of Palm Warblers (PAWA) – who else has seen them?

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> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:33 PM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Paul Plotnick,
>
> A bit of tact would be appropriate in your posts.
>
> And, please, sign your name per listserv rules.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:12 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds wrote:
>>
>> "Banding codes" belong on leg bands and marginal field notes as were their
>> intended purpose, and in that context, they are commendable. We are
>> ostensibly trying to attract new birders and to use arcane code words is a
>> turnoff for sure. I've received 5 responses so far to my post and all
>> agreed with me. And to imply that using current AOU accepted names for our
>> beloved birds is equivalent to the use of obsolete and archaic names is
>> ridiculous and beneath comment.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
>> <rsdmayo...> wrote:
>>
>>> Banding codes are a convenient and a very, very easy-to-learn designation.
>>>
>>> My friends go back to birding in CT in the 1930s., but I say, use the
>>> banding codes.
>>>
>>> Anyone who'd like to be quaint can go back to English (Sea Pigeon,
>>> Solander Goose, Crow Duck, Creek duck, Whistler, etc.) -- have at it.
>>>
>>> I like the banding code designations here.
>>>
>>> Steve Mayo
>>> Bethany
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* Paul Plotnick via CTBirds
>>> *To:* CT Birds
>>> *Sent:* Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:23 AM
>>> *Subject:* [CT Birds] Acronyms
>>>
>>> This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
>>> doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
>>> English? Thank you.
>>>
>>> Paul
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Date: 4/9/18 2:56 pm
From: Judy Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Snipe
We had a dozen or so Wilson’s Snipe at the Portland Fairgrounds.

Judy Moore, Woodbridge
Marty Moore, Wallingford
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Date: 4/9/18 10:12 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL- Russian Beach, Stratford
No further sightings of Little Gull since about 10:15. Tide is coming in; gull flocks are far offshore and much more disperse now. Anybody’s guess where it has flown to now.

There have been at least 3 Iceland Gulls and a few Gannets around.
I’m leaving Russian Beach now 1:10.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Apr 9, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> There is currently (10:15) an Adult LITTLE GULL off Russian Beach in
> Stratford among 700 or so Bonaparte's Gulls.
>
> Stefan Martin
> Greenwich
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Date: 4/9/18 8:15 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Martin FOY
One adult male at the Lake Waramaug Country Club colony site.

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Date: 4/9/18 8:10 am
From: William Moorhead via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglets at White Memorial
Mid-morning on 4/8/18, we had several Golden-crowned Kinglets (estimate
about 6 -- didn't see all of them at one time) at White Memorial
Conservation Center in trees along the swamp forest edge that is south
of the Little Pond Boardwalk Trail (actually a gated forest road). 
Trail is on Whites Wood Rd.  At about 200 yds along the forest road
trail, take a right onto a grassy corridor that leads to a large sandy
field.  The Kinglets were in trees on both sides of the grassy corridor.
 


Bill & Susanna Moorhead
486 Torrington Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone & FAX: 860-567-4920
Cell phone: 860-543-1786
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Date: 4/9/18 7:19 am
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LITTLE GULL- Russian Beach, Stratford
There is currently (10:15) an Adult LITTLE GULL off Russian Beach in
Stratford among 700 or so Bonaparte's Gulls.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 4/9/18 5:18 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
Hi, all,

As someone who uses the four-letter codes regularly (they fit handily onto the small cards and pocket notebooks I use in the field), I find I have a foot in both camps.

The compromise already mentioned is the position I would advocate: spell out the bird's common name the first time you mention it, then feel free to use the four-letter code as an abbreviation elsewhere in the same post. Thus, today's Purple Finch at the feeder becomes PUFI later in the same message. Anyone can follow that. By the same logic, please refrain from using the four-letter codes in the SUBJECT line. I appreciate the fact that this imposes a slight burden on birders who use their mobile devices and have to type messages on those tiny keyboards. However, hard writing makes easy reading, and that is what matters the most.

John Weeks
North Granby
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Date: 4/9/18 3:47 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raven
Just had a raven flying west along post road from mill plain road. Bird lady seen sitting on wires just east of south pine creek


Jim Hunter
Blackrock CT

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Date: 4/8/18 9:19 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
Steve Mayo tried to post a link that explains the banding codes so that those who are wondering what all the fuss is about would at least be able to make sense of it. However Steve's message was not formatted to work on this old-fashioned text-only CTBirds list so it never reached you.

The link Steve tried to post:


https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/bandcodes.html

That includes the rules (more complex that Arthur's summary) but also a list of the actual species and their codes. That list includes the exceptions to the rules, Black-tailed Godwit vs Bar-tailed Godwit for a timely example.

The simplicity of the rules isn't as helpful when reading them, as you can't know if the name it represents was one, two, three or four words, or one of the several exceptions.


Roy Harvey

CTBirds admin/moderator

Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 4/8/18 8:11 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
There was a recent post rather heavy on the acronyms. I found it fun to work them out, but I can understand that it may have proved puzzling to many.

I think the policy is to spell out the names at least once, to aid in searching records.

The acronym rule is easy enough. One-word bird names: first four letters: GADW, Gadwall.

Two-word: first two letters of each word: COHA, Cooper’s Hawk.

Three-word: first letter of first two words, two letters of third: SSHA, Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Is there a four-word name?

Finally, I’ve heard of reports of Palm Warblers (PAWA) – who else has seen them?

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> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:33 PM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Paul Plotnick,
>
> A bit of tact would be appropriate in your posts.
>
> And, please, sign your name per listserv rules.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:12 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> "Banding codes" belong on leg bands and marginal field notes as were their
>> intended purpose, and in that context, they are commendable. We are
>> ostensibly trying to attract new birders and to use arcane code words is a
>> turnoff for sure. I've received 5 responses so far to my post and all
>> agreed with me. And to imply that using current AOU accepted names for our
>> beloved birds is equivalent to the use of obsolete and archaic names is
>> ridiculous and beneath comment.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
>> <rsdmayo...> wrote:
>>
>>> Banding codes are a convenient and a very, very easy-to-learn designation.
>>>
>>> My friends go back to birding in CT in the 1930s., but I say, use the
>>> banding codes.
>>>
>>> Anyone who'd like to be quaint can go back to English (Sea Pigeon,
>>> Solander Goose, Crow Duck, Creek duck, Whistler, etc.) -- have at it.
>>>
>>> I like the banding code designations here.
>>>
>>> Steve Mayo
>>> Bethany
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>> *To:* CT Birds <ctbirds...>
>>> *Sent:* Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:23 AM
>>> *Subject:* [CT Birds] Acronyms
>>>
>>> This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
>>> doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
>>> English? Thank you.
>>>
>>> Paul
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Date: 4/8/18 7:33 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
Paul Plotnick,

A bit of tact would be appropriate in your posts.

And, please, sign your name per listserv rules.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:12 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> "Banding codes" belong on leg bands and marginal field notes as were their
> intended purpose, and in that context, they are commendable. We are
> ostensibly trying to attract new birders and to use arcane code words is a
> turnoff for sure. I've received 5 responses so far to my post and all
> agreed with me. And to imply that using current AOU accepted names for our
> beloved birds is equivalent to the use of obsolete and archaic names is
> ridiculous and beneath comment.
>
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
> <rsdmayo...> wrote:
>
>> Banding codes are a convenient and a very, very easy-to-learn designation.
>>
>> My friends go back to birding in CT in the 1930s., but I say, use the
>> banding codes.
>>
>> Anyone who'd like to be quaint can go back to English (Sea Pigeon,
>> Solander Goose, Crow Duck, Creek duck, Whistler, etc.) -- have at it.
>>
>> I like the banding code designations here.
>>
>> Steve Mayo
>> Bethany
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> *To:* CT Birds <ctbirds...>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:23 AM
>> *Subject:* [CT Birds] Acronyms
>>
>> This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
>> doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
>> English? Thank you.
>>
>> Paul
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Date: 4/8/18 7:12 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
"Banding codes" belong on leg bands and marginal field notes as were their
intended purpose, and in that context, they are commendable. We are
ostensibly trying to attract new birders and to use arcane code words is a
turnoff for sure. I've received 5 responses so far to my post and all
agreed with me. And to imply that using current AOU accepted names for our
beloved birds is equivalent to the use of obsolete and archaic names is
ridiculous and beneath comment.

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
<rsdmayo...> wrote:

> Banding codes are a convenient and a very, very easy-to-learn designation.
>
> My friends go back to birding in CT in the 1930s., but I say, use the
> banding codes.
>
> Anyone who'd like to be quaint can go back to English (Sea Pigeon,
> Solander Goose, Crow Duck, Creek duck, Whistler, etc.) -- have at it.
>
> I like the banding code designations here.
>
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> *To:* CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:23 AM
> *Subject:* [CT Birds] Acronyms
>
> This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
> doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
> English? Thank you.
>
> Paul
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Date: 4/8/18 7:02 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ibises back in Hammock River Marsh, Clinton
I've been keeping an eye out for the horde of ibis that descend on Hammock and Indian Rivers. Today I spotted at least 60, maybe even 80 at the bridge on Beach Park Road, just a little further down from the preserve parking . But before I could check each and every one for the white-faced ibis that usually hangs with this group, the horde flew to forage just up marsh, but unfortunately to where there is no public access and great amount of heartbreaking housing development on the north side of the marsh. Unbelievably extensive. In the past two years or so, I have witnessed one linear mile of housing development along this marsh. This is why I work for a land trust.

I drove around that marsh twice, and could see from the south side (in between private homes) that the ibises where foraging in the marsh just off the private development. I waited near Hammock River causeway and behind ShopRite to see if the ibises would keep moving east, but I ran out of time. I even went back to Indian River Cemetery and McCusker Landing behind Clinton Town Hall to see if they doubled back and flew west, but they did not. Also, last year, when the ibises disappeared for a while, I dashed in and out of yet another private development on Hammock River Marsh near Clinton Town Beach to confirm that the ibises where indeed all hanging in the marsh just off this development. Hopefully they will show their lovely little faces where we can see them sometime soon.



With them, 2 little blue heron, a great egret, and a greater yellowlegs.



M Komara
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Date: 4/8/18 7:00 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oyster River gulls
Today around low tide (midday) there were about 600 gulls roosting on the
flats at Oyster River on the Milford/West Haven line. Among them were a
first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED, a first cycle ICELAND, (only) four
BONAPARTE'S, and two really fascinating anomalous Ring-billed Gulls.
Gulls, gotta love 'em.

Photos:
www.shorebirder.com/2018/04/a-fun-flock-of-gulls.html

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 4/8/18 6:54 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
Banding codes are a convenient and a very, very easy-to-learn designation.
My friends go back to birding in CT in the 1930s., but I say, use the banding codes.
Anyone who'd like to be quaint can go back to English (Sea Pigeon, Solander Goose, Crow Duck, Creek duck, Whistler, etc.) -- have at it.

I like the banding code designations here.
Steve MayoBethany




From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:23 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Acronyms

This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
English? Thank you.

Paul
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Date: 4/8/18 5:23 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Burlington Osprey
Passing along the report below.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



Begin forwarded message:

From: PATRICIA PICKARD
Date: April 8, 2018 at 7:00:24 PM EDT
Subject: Osprey

Osprey couple has returned to utility pole between the Burlington post office and fired house on April 8. Aa successfully nest was in this same location in 2017.
Patty Pickard

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Date: 4/8/18 4:25 pm
From: Dave via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-tailed Godwit
Went down to New Jersey with Tina Green to see the Godwit. It is a beautiful bird!! If you plan on trying make sure to be there near high tide. It was very tough to see initially but as the tide came up the bird came closer and was much better visualized. Bring a scope and dress warm. Good luck.
Dave Alpeter

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Date: 4/8/18 3:50 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wallingford Loon
A Common Loon was on Pistapaug Pond in Wallingford this afternoon.


Marty Moore, Wallingford
Judy Moore, Woodbridge
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Date: 4/8/18 2:39 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Milford D-C Cormorants
4/8 New Milford/Gaylordsville/Bulls' Bridge Power Plant - 3 Double-crested Cormorants on a rock in river. Rte 7 - American Kestrel.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford



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Date: 4/8/18 1:52 pm
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ

On an interesting note.....I photographed one in Chincoteague Island,
VA. at nearly the same date a few years ago. It was hanging with a
flock of Marbled Godwit. Locate the Marbled Godwits and you found the
Black-tailed! An amazingly beautiful Godwit!

Keith Mueller





Quoting Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>:

> For what it's worth, this location had Ruff annually at this time of year
> in the early 1980s. A quick check of my records shows I saw Ruffs there in
> April 1980 thru 1983, with 2 in the latter year, and also one in 1987. Of
> course that is no longer the case, although who knows what all this
> searching will turn up.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
>
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 1:07 PM, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Some pictures have been posted on ebird, gorgeous breeding plumage bird. As
>> of right now it seems like the bird has not been present for several hours
>> since the tide has gone out but many people are out looking. Updates are
>> being posted on the NJ listerv.
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44362779
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> > See below
>> >
>> > Nick Bonomo
>> > Wallingford
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> > Begin forwarded message:
>> >
>> > > From: L Larson <llarson2...>
>> > > Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:13:49 AM EDT
>> > > To: <NJBIRDS...>
>> > > Subject: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
>> > > Reply-To: L Larson <llarson2...>
>> > >
>> > > A Black-tailed Godwit is being alerted on the SW Jersey text alert
>> > system. It was found by Jon Stippick and being seen at 9:45 on a falling
>> > tide (High was about 8 AM). The location is the Pedricktown Marsh
>> causeway,
>> > east side, on the Gloucester/Salem county border. More information as it
>> > becomes available.
>> > >
>> > > Laurie Larson
>> > > Lumberton NJ
>> > >
>> > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
>> > reporting-rare-birds/>
>> > > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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Date: 4/8/18 1:29 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bohemian Waxwing -- Granby, Holcomb Farm
I can't wait for the pushback on this one. What we saw, we saw well, though. My eBird report is below.

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby, CT


Holcomb Farm, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 8, 2018 12:39 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: Mostly sunny; temp 43 F; wind 5-10, gusting late to 15-20 mph.
25 species

Turkey Vulture 6
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 4 Two pairs, one of which visited a nest box. The female of the pair entered the box.
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 20
Bohemian Waxwing 1 At approximately 1:45 PM, Chris and I were observing four waxwings perched on the left side of a bare deciduous tree between 20 and 30 ft up and about 60 ft from us. Facing the tree, we were looking WNW; the sun was still quite high overhead and slightly to our left. The birds were thus in bright but not harsh light, and were neither shaded nor bleached out. I noticed right away that the topmost bird, which was turned 3/4 away from us, bore two distinct white patches on its left wing. The other three birds had the normal appearance of Cedar Waxwings, with a single white line along the rear edge of the folded wing. Chris saw the same difference in the wing pattern as I did. We were able to study the bird of interest for about a minute, during which time it never turned to reveal its underparts, so we had no opportunity to see the rufous undertail coverts. The bird was also separated from the other three waxwings, so a size comparison was not possible, nor, given the lighting, could we discern a difference in the overall coloration of the four birds.

The four birds then flew from the isolated tree into a tree belt where they were in moderate shadow. I was unable to locate the target bird there, but Chris saw the bird briefly before all four flew out and joined six other waxwings to depart the area. She noted the dual white patches again when the bird was in the shaded tree belt, so we know that this field mark was not the result of a freak lighting effect.

I see no way to call this bird anything other than a Bohemian Waxwing. For 45 minutes, we searched for the flock of ten birds, but never relocated them.
Cedar Waxwing 9
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 9
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 4/8/18 1:09 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
For what it's worth, this location had Ruff annually at this time of year
in the early 1980s. A quick check of my records shows I saw Ruffs there in
April 1980 thru 1983, with 2 in the latter year, and also one in 1987. Of
course that is no longer the case, although who knows what all this
searching will turn up.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 1:07 PM, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Some pictures have been posted on ebird, gorgeous breeding plumage bird. As
> of right now it seems like the bird has not been present for several hours
> since the tide has gone out but many people are out looking. Updates are
> being posted on the NJ listerv.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44362779
>
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > See below
> >
> > Nick Bonomo
> > Wallingford
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >
> > > From: L Larson <llarson2...>
> > > Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:13:49 AM EDT
> > > To: <NJBIRDS...>
> > > Subject: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
> > > Reply-To: L Larson <llarson2...>
> > >
> > > A Black-tailed Godwit is being alerted on the SW Jersey text alert
> > system. It was found by Jon Stippick and being seen at 9:45 on a falling
> > tide (High was about 8 AM). The location is the Pedricktown Marsh
> causeway,
> > east side, on the Gloucester/Salem county border. More information as it
> > becomes available.
> > >
> > > Laurie Larson
> > > Lumberton NJ
> > >
> > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
> > reporting-rare-birds/>
> > > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> > > List help: <njbirds-request...>
> > > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
> > _______________________________________________
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> >
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Date: 4/8/18 12:04 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Barrow's Goldeneye
Russ Naylor just called to report an immature male Barrow's Goldeneye at Shepaug Dam, Lake Zoar, Southbury.


Roy Harvey
CTBirds admin/moderator
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 4/8/18 10:08 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
Some pictures have been posted on ebird, gorgeous breeding plumage bird. As
of right now it seems like the bird has not been present for several hours
since the tide has gone out but many people are out looking. Updates are
being posted on the NJ listerv.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44362779

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> See below
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> > From: L Larson <llarson2...>
> > Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:13:49 AM EDT
> > To: <NJBIRDS...>
> > Subject: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
> > Reply-To: L Larson <llarson2...>
> >
> > A Black-tailed Godwit is being alerted on the SW Jersey text alert
> system. It was found by Jon Stippick and being seen at 9:45 on a falling
> tide (High was about 8 AM). The location is the Pedricktown Marsh causeway,
> east side, on the Gloucester/Salem county border. More information as it
> becomes available.
> >
> > Laurie Larson
> > Lumberton NJ
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
> reporting-rare-birds/>
> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> > List help: <njbirds-request...>
> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
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Date: 4/8/18 9:56 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Forest Products
8 April 2018, Lake Saltonstall White Trail, Branford.

Ignoring cautionary signs to keep out/watch out for active logging, I
walked an early Sunday morning White Trail at Lake Saltonstall. It
reminded me that even the suburban Connecticut shoreline has impressive
logging. The White Trail is a very different experience.

In spite of the saws, I spied several species I sought to see: winter wren,
swamp and chipping and sparrows, pine warblers. A bald eagle had a much
better view of the forest floor. Several woodpeckers didn't seem to mind
adding insult to injury, providing a coup de grace to trees remaining.

It will be interesting how White Trail Ebird lists change over the next
years.

Mark Aronson
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Date: 4/8/18 7:32 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
See below

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: L Larson <llarson2...>
> Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:13:49 AM EDT
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: [NJBIRDS] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
> Reply-To: L Larson <llarson2...>
>
> A Black-tailed Godwit is being alerted on the SW Jersey text alert system. It was found by Jon Stippick and being seen at 9:45 on a falling tide (High was about 8 AM). The location is the Pedricktown Marsh causeway, east side, on the Gloucester/Salem county border. More information as it becomes available.
>
> Laurie Larson
> Lumberton NJ
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <njbirds-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
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Date: 4/8/18 7:22 am
From: Joe Zygala via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ravens mated another species into oblivion, their twisted family tree shows
Here is a link to an interesting article in the Washington Post about ravens:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/02/ravens-mated-another-species-into-oblivion-their-twisted-family-tree-shows/?utm_term=.c7a791e31cd8

Joe Zygala
South Salem, NY (in the oblong)

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Date: 4/8/18 7:00 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Purple Finch
4/8 - FOY female Purple Finch at feeder
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/8/18 5:23 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Acronyms
This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
English? Thank you.

Paul
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Date: 4/8/18 4:12 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Some Comments on Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe Dates, Part IV
Three statements from the Connecticut Bird Atlas website are important to keep in mind when submitting evidence of breeding behavior. Here they are, taken from the website.

(1) “Breeding codes, especially those in the Possible and Probable categories, generally should not be used outside the safe dates for a given species. Confirmed breeding codes are less likely to cause errors, but even confirmed breeding should be well documented (e.g., a detailed description of the bird species and the behaviors that confirm breeding) if it happens outside the safe dates for a species because these records are likely to be of particular interest.” (from Surveys - Safe Dates and Habitats)

(2) A word of warning: Many of the coded breeding behaviors that appear under the possible and probable categories may also be seen in birds during migration (e.g., singing male warblers or a pair of ducks.). If you find a species exhibiting apparent breeding behavior in a place where it is unlikely to nest, either because the habitat is unsuitable or because you are outside its normal breeding range, and you are still within the migration period of that species, then recording the bird as simply Observed (code X, see below . . .) is probably appropriate. (from Documenting breeding evidence)

(3) Safe dates: These are dates between which breeding is known to occur. . . Our safe date list is based on one being used by the Rhode Island Bird Atlas and has been found to be accurate for most species over the past two summers. If, however, you detect strong breeding evidence outside a species’ safe dates, the record is likely to be particularly important, and we want to document the case carefully. (from Documenting breeding evidence)


There is a potentially tricky balance between, on the one hand, making observations that suggest a given bird species is in the breeding period and, on the other, not being misled by behaviors exhibited by migrants or by resident birds that may not in fact lead to breeding. In other words, we need to use breeding codes that are applied properly to behaviors observed in the field (Get the Evidence), and we need to be mindful of safe dates (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

My next and last post on safe dates will address solid evidence of confirmed breeding outside safe dates by three species of early breeding birds.

Steve Broker
Cheshire











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Date: 4/7/18 7:49 pm
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Today's COA Gull Workshop- a note
There were about 50 participants at Stratford Point this morning for what
turned out to be a very productive Gull Workshop! Other than Nick’s
PowerPoint, I’d say everybody genuinely enjoyed themselves! (Only teasing).
A big thank you to Nick Bonomo for leading today’s workshop. He really did
a fantastic job covering this group of birds and was able to explain the
intricacies of molt cycles and hybrids while still holding an audience
(Other than Patrick and I when the Iceland flew past the window). It turns
out that Stratford seemed to be the hotspot today and the group was treated
to great views of a 1st cylcle Thayer's Gull and a 1cy Iceland Gull rock
scraping before the presentation was even over. Thank you to all of today’s
scouts for doing an excellent job keeping track of activity along the
coast. The Stratford Seawall by Marnick’s produced some excellent views of
a 1cy Iceland Gull and an incredibly cooperative adult Bonaparte’s Gull. We
stayed here for a while picking through the evolving flocks of plankton
feeding birds while studying the different cycle combinations of Herring,
Ring-billed and Great black-backed Gulls. From here we moved to Long beach
where the flock moved much closer to shore and grew drastically in size
with an estimated total of Brant and Gulls surpassing 12k birds. All in
all, it was a great day! Thank you to everyone who participated in today's
fantastic gulling adventure and I look forward to next time.

Highlights and Totals-
1 Thayer's
10-11 Iceland (many 1cy, 3-4 adults)
1 Lesser black-backed
15 Great black-backed
9k Ring-billed
2k Herring
300 Bonaparte's

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Date: 4/7/18 7:42 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leetes Island marsh Guilford
Saturday 4:30pm Northern Shovelers were the big find today. 14 other species: BLDU,AMWI, MALL,GWTE,GADW, RBME, GREG, SNEG, GBHE, LEYE,SEPL, CAGO, Osprey pair on platform with HOSP making nest within nest. Tom Kelly Guilford
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Date: 4/7/18 4:43 pm
From: Robin Ladouceur via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bauer Park, Madison, CT 2:00 - 3.30 04/07/2018
Several Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, oh so many Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, Song sparrows, one Eastern Phoebe, one early & lusciously-colored Palm Warbler darting from shrubs across main path to largest pond, one dull Yellow-rumped Warbler in trees along pond, one double-crested cormorant in pond beyond bridge gazebo, one juvenile red-tailed hawk soaring over the park, loads of Flickers calling in the distance.

Happy Spring Birding to ALL!!!
Robin Ladouceur
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Date: 4/7/18 3:29 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Lake Whitney Heronry: Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 7, 2018
Upper Lake Whitney: 9 total GBHE, 8 on the 3 nests visible from Waite St. bridge, Hamden.

Original Nest 1 in center & most visible. Nest 3, used last year, up & to left. Nest 3, new this year, one tree to the right. (I had thought Nest 3 was being built on the other side of that pine tree, but I couldn't see evidence of one there today.)

Panorama on e-bird of 3 nests. If you take a few steps from the bridge sidewalk to E., towards Whitney, you can see all 3 pretty well. Further pictures on the CT Audubon Facebook bird pictures page.

Also, 14 other Wood Duck & 3 Ring-necked around towards Mather St. All on e-bird.

I did not see an osprey while I was there, nor any Great Egrets.

Arthur Shippee

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Apr 7, 2018
> Date: April 7, 2018 at 5:04:14 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Apr 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 5 species
>
> Wood Duck 1 W. of Mill R. mouth,
> Gadwall 5 Out near Mill R. mouth, maybe more.
> Green-winged Teal 5 Out near Mill R. mouth, maybe more.
> Pied-billed Grebe 1 Out near Mill R. mouth.
> Great Blue Heron 9 1 out by Mill R. mouth. 8 on the nests. See pano below: Nest 1, original, in center; Nest 2 to L & Nest 3 to R.
>
> NB: What I thought was Nest 3 was around on the other side of that pine tree, where I saw some work going on the other day. I couldn't see anything there today.
>
> Nest 1 (first, in center): 4; 2 more or less on the nest, facing W; 2 off to the side. See photo.
>
> Nest 2 (to the L & up a bit, active last year): 3.
>
> Nest 3 (to the R): 1.
> Great Egret 0 Scanned around a bit but did not see one.
> Osprey 0 Scanned around a bit but did not see one in area.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44337649
>
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Date: 4/7/18 1:21 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding the Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves
Hi, my name is Jory Teltser and I am a representative of the Aspetuck Land
Trust. We are interested in obtaining data about what wildlife is seen on
the Aspetuck Land Trust properties. The goal of this project is to gather
as much data as we can through Citizen Science and cover as many Aspetuck
Land Trust Preserves as possible. The Aspetuck Land Trust has approximately
50 trailed properties in Fairfield County, and many others that are
non-trailed. Your observations and information will assist us in surveying
the lands. This input will help us manage and conserve these critical
nature preserves, will give us a better understanding of how these natural
ecosystems function, and help us maintain and preserve current and future
properties.

To give us your observations, please visit the Aspetuck Land Trust website
and click on the mammal and bird observation form. There you will be able
to submit your mammal observations. For your bird observations, however, we
would appreciate your using eBird, or the Connecticut Bird Atlas
observation forms. If you are using eBird, you can also record other animal
observations in the checklist comments. Please be sure to provide as much
information as possible. After submitting your eBird checklist, please
share your checklist with the Aspetuck Land Trust eBird account, username
“altbirds”. Remember to use breeding codes!

So get out and explore a new or local Aspetuck Land Trust Preserve!

If you need further information or have any questions, feel free to contact
me.


Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
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Date: 4/7/18 1:21 pm
From: Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy

Sorry.  You are right...  snowy owl sunning and preening.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 2:51 PM, Susan Doherty via CTBirds<ctbirds...> wrote:
Milford Point now end right of sandbar
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Date: 4/7/18 12:41 pm
From: Anne Kehmna via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Preston Common Loon

Lake Waramaug breeding plumage common loon

Anne Kehmna
New Milford
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Date: 4/7/18 11:51 am
From: Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy

Milford Point now end right of sandbar
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Date: 4/7/18 11:47 am
From: DOUGLAS WARNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] UCONN Storrs - Wilson Snipe
4/7 2:30 PM
Valentines Meadow - Horse Barn Hill Storrs

32 Wilson Snipe, most around the standing water across from the horse barn. Also an Am. Kestrel, 2 Green-winged Teal and a few Killdeer.

Doug Warner
Windham
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Date: 4/7/18 11:20 am
From: Christopher Lovell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Ravens probably nesting, Shelton
Shelton RT 108 at Nell’s Rock Rd.

Common Ravens have been present for several months now and appear to be
nesting in the tall pines along RT 108.

They are present every day and the local dog park and the high traffic
appear to make no difference to them.

Very vocal!!



Chris Lovell, Stratford
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Date: 4/7/18 11:03 am
From: Charles Makarewich via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Kestrel
One adult male perched on a cable adjacent to a Kestrel box on Jack Corner Road In Warren. Also in Warren/Lake Waramaug, Two Bald Eagles, and Osprey with fish.

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Date: 4/7/18 10:13 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford Blue-winged Teal
Just had a hen Blue-winged Teal on Brandegee Lake in Waterford, as viewed from Chapman Ave. Also a Great Egret and a little over a half dozen Tree Swallows.
Dylan Pedro
Waterford
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Date: 4/7/18 9:53 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] atlas question: nesting house sparrows (and wrens)
Hi Zellene,
Thanks for your question about the atlas.  We certainly do want reports of nesting house sparrows and other introduced species.  In fact, any bird that nests in the wild in the state should be reported. To answer your question more fully, and others we've been getting about which species to report, I just posted a longer response on the atlas blog:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2018/04/07/what-species-should-you-report/#more-143

 
Your message also mentioned Carolina wrens, so I wanted to take the opportunity to remind people that they should use the atlas code B for nest building in wrens and woodpeckers, rather than code NB.  The reason for this convention is that wrens regularly build dummy nests that they do not use for breeding.  Similarly, woodpeckers will excavate cavities for roosting. So apparent "nest building" activities in these species only indicate probable nesting, and do not confirm breeding. Revisiting nests (taking care to minimize disturbance, of course) to see if they have eggs or young later, will allow you to confirm these species. 

 
Over the next few days I plan to use the atlas blog to address some of the other questions we've been getting, so I would encourage anyone who is interested in the atlas to check it regularly.  Whenever we post something new, we will put the word out via Facebook and Twitter. 
 
I look forward to receiving reports of your house sparrow and wren.  Information on how to submit data is on the web site.
 
Thanks,
Chris

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Date: 4/7/18 9:35 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Three Bald Eagles Preston
Too immature Bald Eagles were sharing a kill on the Poquonock Cove until an
adult came in and drove off the two young birds and took the kill.

Dave Provencher
Mary Gardner
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Date: 4/7/18 9:23 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Shore Park
Sorry I forgot the park's name.  
Maria StockmalEast Haven
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Date: 4/7/18 8:59 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shore Beach, New Haven
2 Brown Creepers, 2 Eastern Phoebes, several Grackles, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Red-wing Blackbirds, one Great Egret flyover, and a healthy representation of resident birds.  
Maria StockmalEast Haven
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Date: 4/7/18 5:16 am
From: Chris Mazzeo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common loon
Hi saw 2 common loon in breeding ploulge and have pictures in clinton town beach at the river Chris mazzeo
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Date: 4/6/18 6:46 pm
From: cnevins77 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] First Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallows today



Two Eastern Phoebe at the Platt Reserve in Southbury this morning, as well as a flock of about 25 Tree Swallows in the parking lot of Home Depot in Derby (next to the Housatonic River). In spite of the snow, Spring has arrived.
Chris NevinsSouthbury 

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Date: 4/6/18 5:25 pm
From: Deneen Hatmaker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Evening Hammonasset sightings
Tonight (4/6) between 6-7 we saw an Eastern Meadowlark in the marsh area to
the right before the Cedar Island trailhead. My first ever!

Also saw two flickers at the head of the trail, and two yellowlegs in the
same marsh area as the meadowlark.

From the platform, saw
2 oystercatchers (with great light showing off their orange),
3 piping plovers,
Lots of red-breasted mergansers,
Either American Golden Plovers or Black-Bellied Plovers

DMH
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Date: 4/6/18 5:01 pm
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Woodcocks
Woodcocks calling from my snow covered field--
William Hobbie

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Date: 4/6/18 4:45 pm
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
Hopefully someone knows where all the Starbucks are located!

Have a great time tomorrow....find all those cool Gulls!

Keith Mueller







Quoting Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>:

> One more thing. We will likely have a few light snacks to share for the
> indoor session, but there are no plans to stop for lunch. Packing food for
> the day is a good idea, though you are welcome to detour for food at any
> time as we move between locations along the coast.
>
> Nick
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> We are a 'go' for tomorrow's workshop on gull identification. The weather
>> looks like it's going to hold off just to our south. Still, I would
>> recommend bringing appropriate clothing in case we are surprised by a stray
>> rain/snow shower. Given the temperatures, winter gear is recommended.
>>
>> You can read below for prior messages in this chain, but to summarize, we
>> are beginning at 8am at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Dr, Stratford, CT.
>> Drive through the open gate, up the driveway, and to the building at the
>> end of the driveway. The presentation will begin at 8am inside the
>> building. The talk, including breaks, should take about 90 minutes. From
>> there, we hit the field to study the gulls in real life.
>>
>> Carpool if you can, as we will be traveling to many spots along the coast
>> in search of gull flocks. There will be an option to leave a few vehicles
>> at Stratford Point if need be, for collection later in the day.
>>
>> We will be permitted to use the restrooms at Stratford Point.
>>
>> Nick
>>
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Date: 4/6/18 4:42 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
One more thing. We will likely have a few light snacks to share for the
indoor session, but there are no plans to stop for lunch. Packing food for
the day is a good idea, though you are welcome to detour for food at any
time as we move between locations along the coast.

Nick


On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We are a 'go' for tomorrow's workshop on gull identification. The weather
> looks like it's going to hold off just to our south. Still, I would
> recommend bringing appropriate clothing in case we are surprised by a stray
> rain/snow shower. Given the temperatures, winter gear is recommended.
>
> You can read below for prior messages in this chain, but to summarize, we
> are beginning at 8am at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Dr, Stratford, CT.
> Drive through the open gate, up the driveway, and to the building at the
> end of the driveway. The presentation will begin at 8am inside the
> building. The talk, including breaks, should take about 90 minutes. From
> there, we hit the field to study the gulls in real life.
>
> Carpool if you can, as we will be traveling to many spots along the coast
> in search of gull flocks. There will be an option to leave a few vehicles
> at Stratford Point if need be, for collection later in the day.
>
> We will be permitted to use the restrooms at Stratford Point.
>
> Nick
>
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Date: 4/6/18 2:58 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Beach Highlights (3:45-5:15pm)
Southport-Southport Beach- 30+ Bonaparte’s Gulls including one 1st winter bird,adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Glossy Ibis flying east

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/6/18 2:51 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
FYI,
For anyone attending the workshop, we will have COA hats ($20),checklists ($1), and also CT Birds by the Season ($5)available to purchase at the workshop.

Tina Green
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> On Apr 6, 2018, at 3:11 PM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> We are a 'go' for tomorrow's workshop on gull identification. The weather
> looks like it's going to hold off just to our south. Still, I would
> recommend bringing appropriate clothing in case we are surprised by a stray
> rain/snow shower. Given the temperatures, winter gear is recommended.
>
> You can read below for prior messages in this chain, but to summarize, we
> are beginning at 8am at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Dr, Stratford, CT.
> Drive through the open gate, up the driveway, and to the building at the
> end of the driveway. The presentation will begin at 8am inside the
> building. The talk, including breaks, should take about 90 minutes. From
> there, we hit the field to study the gulls in real life.
>
> Carpool if you can, as we will be traveling to many spots along the coast
> in search of gull flocks. There will be an option to leave a few vehicles
> at Stratford Point if need be, for collection later in the day.
>
> We will be permitted to use the restrooms at Stratford Point.
>
> Nick
>
>
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:18 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm looking forward to this weekend's gull workshop. Here is a brief
>> rundown of the plan for those of you hoping to attend. We will start at 8am
>> with a presentation on gull identification at Stratford Point. From there,
>> we will search the coast for gull flocks, which tend to be very mobile at
>> this time of year! It may take some time to find our quarry. Our most
>> likely first stop in the field will be Southport Beach in Fairfield, due to
>> its history of producing gull variety in early April. After
>> Southport/Fairfield we would then work our way back to the east, chasing
>> the flocks as needed. However, this is not set in stone - we will start
>> wherever the late week reports dictate. There is no set end time for the
>> workshop as we will be making several stops, and the gulls' habits are very
>> unpredictable! Feel free to leave at any point in our travels. Stefan
>> Martin will also be leading the field portion of the workshop.
>>
>> At the presentation we will talk about the spring gull migration through
>> Connecticut and what causes them to concentrate here. The talk will be
>> geared towards all levels, with an aim to simplify gull ID for those who
>> have not spent much time studying gulls. Many photos will be shown!
>>
>> It is worth mentioning that there is supposed to be a snow event not very
>> far to our south on Saturday. There is a chance it could track far enough
>> north to bring us snow and postpone the workshop to SUNDAY (4/8). We will
>> post a decision Friday PM.
>>
>> Hope to see many of you there, assuming Mother Nature cooperates :)
>>
>> Let me know if any questions.
>>
>> Dress warmly! Winter refuses to leave...
>>
>> Nick Bonomo
>> Wallingford, CT
>>
>> "The COA Gull Workshop, led by Nick Bonomo, will be held on Saturday,
>> April 7th starting with an indoor session at 8AM at Stratford Point. After
>> the indoor session we will follow the gulls along the coast.
>>
>> All are welcome, bring a scope if you have one
>>
>> Bill Batsford
>>
>> COA Workshop Coordinator"
>>
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Date: 4/6/18 2:13 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] bird atlas plus bears
The House Sparrows in my yard are already checking into a nest box they use each year. And each year, the Caro Wrens pull out their nesting materials. The sparrows rebuild and rebuild... they seem to nest continuously all summer. Are we to include house sparrows birds in the atlas?

Also, my usual bear ransacked my garage last night looking for birdseed. I have been wanting to clear out the garage and he did it for me, as all my junk was pulled out onto the driveway. Not sure if I should thank him or not.

Zellene

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Date: 4/6/18 12:29 pm
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Loon
3 Commom Loon in breeding plumage Lake Gaillard No. Branford RWA property no public access Tom Kelly Guilford

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Date: 4/6/18 12:11 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
Hi all,

We are a 'go' for tomorrow's workshop on gull identification. The weather
looks like it's going to hold off just to our south. Still, I would
recommend bringing appropriate clothing in case we are surprised by a stray
rain/snow shower. Given the temperatures, winter gear is recommended.

You can read below for prior messages in this chain, but to summarize, we
are beginning at 8am at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Dr, Stratford, CT.
Drive through the open gate, up the driveway, and to the building at the
end of the driveway. The presentation will begin at 8am inside the
building. The talk, including breaks, should take about 90 minutes. From
there, we hit the field to study the gulls in real life.

Carpool if you can, as we will be traveling to many spots along the coast
in search of gull flocks. There will be an option to leave a few vehicles
at Stratford Point if need be, for collection later in the day.

We will be permitted to use the restrooms at Stratford Point.

Nick


On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:18 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm looking forward to this weekend's gull workshop. Here is a brief
> rundown of the plan for those of you hoping to attend. We will start at 8am
> with a presentation on gull identification at Stratford Point. From there,
> we will search the coast for gull flocks, which tend to be very mobile at
> this time of year! It may take some time to find our quarry. Our most
> likely first stop in the field will be Southport Beach in Fairfield, due to
> its history of producing gull variety in early April. After
> Southport/Fairfield we would then work our way back to the east, chasing
> the flocks as needed. However, this is not set in stone - we will start
> wherever the late week reports dictate. There is no set end time for the
> workshop as we will be making several stops, and the gulls' habits are very
> unpredictable! Feel free to leave at any point in our travels. Stefan
> Martin will also be leading the field portion of the workshop.
>
> At the presentation we will talk about the spring gull migration through
> Connecticut and what causes them to concentrate here. The talk will be
> geared towards all levels, with an aim to simplify gull ID for those who
> have not spent much time studying gulls. Many photos will be shown!
>
> It is worth mentioning that there is supposed to be a snow event not very
> far to our south on Saturday. There is a chance it could track far enough
> north to bring us snow and postpone the workshop to SUNDAY (4/8). We will
> post a decision Friday PM.
>
> Hope to see many of you there, assuming Mother Nature cooperates :)
>
> Let me know if any questions.
>
> Dress warmly! Winter refuses to leave...
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
>
> "The COA Gull Workshop, led by Nick Bonomo, will be held on Saturday,
> April 7th starting with an indoor session at 8AM at Stratford Point. After
> the indoor session we will follow the gulls along the coast.
>
> All are welcome, bring a scope if you have one
>
> Bill Batsford
>
> COA Workshop Coordinator"
>
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Date: 4/6/18 9:06 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
Interesting. Mockingbirds down here in south Florida where I am currently,
do not seem to have the same varied mimicry repertoire as up north. Many
more repeated original phrases with an occasional Blue Jay or Cardinal
thrown in to confuse you. Perhaps south Florida doesn't have that many
breeding birds that Mockingbirds have to defend their territories against.
Since I don't stay down here all year round, I'll have to ask some local
experts what they think.

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 11:20 AM, Roy Harvey via CTBirds <
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> "...the virtue and necessity of slowing down, looking and listening."
> Which is very nearly birding in a nutshell.
>
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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Date: 4/6/18 8:40 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gulls Oyster River mouth
4/6. Woodmont, Oyster R. Mouth -
Big flock of resting gulls now 11:30 Oyster R. Mostly Ring-bills plus ad LBBG and only 1 Bonie. Some plankton feeding offshore.

Frank Mantlik


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Date: 4/6/18 8:21 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
"...the virtue and necessity of slowing down, looking and listening."
Which is very nearly birding in a nutshell.

Roy Harvey
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Date: 4/6/18 6:29 am
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Durham Turkey and...
4/6. Durham 2 male Turkey displaying for 7 female in back yard while  Bobcat in front ( brambles) heading toward the backNancy 

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Date: 4/6/18 6:29 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?


Paul Desjardins
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Apologies if I may have posted this before. Once while at Quabbin reservoir in Massachusetts I heard calling in the distance what sounded like a Blue Winged Warbler giving the typical bee buzz song. I decided to check it out and when I came upon the bird it was a Brewster’s Warbler! Another case in point where it is important to confirm what you heard if there is any question of the identity of the bird. And there was another time when birding at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall when I heard a really crazy song that did not match anything I was familiar with. After much frustration and searching it turned out to be a Magnolia Warbler! Just to prove that birds do not always “go by the book” when singing!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/6/18 6:23 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford gulls
5 Iceland plus one dark Iceland type, glaucous at Russian Beach.

Patrick Comins

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Date: 4/6/18 5:45 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
Very interesting Ryan. I took a look in Bent (Arthur Cleveland Bent, Life
Histories of North American xxx chose your bird group, in many volumes). He
notes one instance where a Purple Finch in Mass. combined notes of American
Goldfinch and Towhee into its song. At the other end of the spectrum, I've
noticed that in fall, when full song has waned, Purple Finches give a
shortened song very reminiscent of a Blue-headed Vireo. I've learned that
when I hear what seems like a very late Blue-headed Vireo I need to look
for a Purple Finch as the source. I was very excited just now, when
rummaging through Bent,to find that he actually recognizes this as a song
type that he calls - wait for it - "the vireo song!"

Ryan's observation fits well into Steve Broker's Atlas post a short while
ago where he extols the virtue and necessity of slowing down, looking and
listening.

Greg

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 8:18 AM, Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> On that note, I have a male Purple Finch in my yard that is mixing quite a
> few elements from other bird songs into his song. On March 8th, I thought
> I heard an Eastern Phoebe. As I listened closer, I realized that the
> phoebe's song was being mixed into quite an amazing composition by this
> Purple Finch. I identified the following elements in his song: 3 types of
> Tufted Titmouse songs/calls, a Veery's "veer", elements from a Northern
> Cardinal, American Robin, the "towhee" of a Towhee, and parts of a Song
> Sparrows song. These elements along with the Phoebe's song were all
> wrapped into the more typical warbling of the Purple Finch. I was clearing
> my roof of snow at the time and stood there, on top of a ladder, in
> amazement for about 5 minutes listening to this amazing song! I know that
> there are some records of this type of vocal copying by male Purple
> Finches, but I would assume that this is somewhat rare, correct? If this
> is the same finch from last year, then he should be sticking around my area
> to breed.
>
> Ryan Wirtes
> Bethlehem
>
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, at 8:57 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds wrote:
> > We've reach the point in the season (despite some unseasonal weather)
> where
> > increased bird song and eagerness to see the season progress results in
> > reports of heard-only birds that should not be in CT at this date. Some
> > commonly mis-heard species include Willow Flycatcher (not expected until
> > more than a week into May); Eastern Wood-Pewee (an even later arrival);
> and
> > Yellow Warbler (usually late April). There are plenty of other
> candidates.
> >
> > If anyone thinks they've heard one of these, make every effort to see the
> > bird. Don't rely on what seems to be a "perfect" call or song. Starlings
> > can and do make near-perfect Pewee whistles. Phoebes can produce
> > Willow-like sounds. The highly variable songs of American Goldfinch can
> > produce Yellow Warbler-like phrases (as well as a glimpse of a yellow
> > bird). Of course N Mockingbirds can't be forgotten, and every year I hear
> > some kind of Tufted Titmouse sound I'm sure I never heard before
> >
> > A look at current maps in eBird shows that no Yellow Warblers have been
> > reported to date north of northern Florida. Willow Flycatchers are even
> > farther south.
> >
> > Be careful out there.
> >
> > Greg Hanisek
> > Waterbury
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Date: 4/6/18 5:19 am
From: Ryan Wirtes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
On that note, I have a male Purple Finch in my yard that is mixing quite a few elements from other bird songs into his song. On March 8th, I thought I heard an Eastern Phoebe. As I listened closer, I realized that the phoebe's song was being mixed into quite an amazing composition by this Purple Finch. I identified the following elements in his song: 3 types of Tufted Titmouse songs/calls, a Veery's "veer", elements from a Northern Cardinal, American Robin, the "towhee" of a Towhee, and parts of a Song Sparrows song. These elements along with the Phoebe's song were all wrapped into the more typical warbling of the Purple Finch. I was clearing my roof of snow at the time and stood there, on top of a ladder, in amazement for about 5 minutes listening to this amazing song! I know that there are some records of this type of vocal copying by male Purple Finches, but I would assume that this is somewhat rare, correct? If this is the same finch from last year, then he should be sticking around my area to breed.

Ryan Wirtes
Bethlehem

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, at 8:57 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds wrote:
> We've reach the point in the season (despite some unseasonal weather) where
> increased bird song and eagerness to see the season progress results in
> reports of heard-only birds that should not be in CT at this date. Some
> commonly mis-heard species include Willow Flycatcher (not expected until
> more than a week into May); Eastern Wood-Pewee (an even later arrival); and
> Yellow Warbler (usually late April). There are plenty of other candidates.
>
> If anyone thinks they've heard one of these, make every effort to see the
> bird. Don't rely on what seems to be a "perfect" call or song. Starlings
> can and do make near-perfect Pewee whistles. Phoebes can produce
> Willow-like sounds. The highly variable songs of American Goldfinch can
> produce Yellow Warbler-like phrases (as well as a glimpse of a yellow
> bird). Of course N Mockingbirds can't be forgotten, and every year I hear
> some kind of Tufted Titmouse sound I'm sure I never heard before
>
> A look at current maps in eBird shows that no Yellow Warblers have been
> reported to date north of northern Florida. Willow Flycatchers are even
> farther south.
>
> Be careful out there.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 4/6/18 5:09 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Some Comments on Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe Dates, Part III
I noted recently that the Connecticut Bird Atlas has three major components, including a breeding bird atlas, a wintering bird atlas, and a migration period atlas. We now are in the breeding bird phase of the Connecticut Bird Atlas.

Atlasing breeding birds is quite different from doing a Big Day, a Big Year, a Christmas Bird Count, or even the usual outing to see a variety of bird species. It has some similarity to doing a Summer Bird Count, as the month in which SBCs take place, June, is one of the key months for birds breeding in Connecticut. However, the focus of a breeding bird atlas is to gather any evidence of reproduction by our 175 or so bird species known to breed in the state. This effort is guided by a knowledge of so-called "safe dates” for each species, and it benefits also from some awareness of when nests are built, when egg clutches or nestlings may be found in the nest, when birds fledge, habitat preferences for each species, and of course a strong focus on bird behavior. It requires a familiarity with established and easy to use “breeding codes” for possible, probable, or confirmed breeding by each bird species.

Chris Loscalzo noted in a March 29 post to ctbirds that “we are immediately seeing the side benefits of doing the atlas as we spend more time than usual looking for nests high in trees”. During the current atlasing, we need to slow down the pace and look for any signs that birds are preparing for or carrying out nesting and raising of young. Again, the breeding codes define the evidence we use for breeding, stepping up from Possible to Probable to Confirmed breeding. Evidence of probable breeding is far more valuable than that of possible breeding, and not surprisingly confirmation of breeding is the ultimate target. This kind of atlasing often requires return visits to the same locality in pursuit of stronger evidence that a bird species is in fact breeding.

Here’s an example. Three of us have been doing a fair amount of birding in Atlas Block 80D Mount Carmel in the town of Hamden. DeWitt Allen is block leader here for the breeding season, and Gail Cameron is block leader for the winter season. I happen to live in this atlas block. On February 28, we three observed a Barred Owl flying to a tree perch in a swampy area of extensive woodland. A short time later, the owl flew again to a position out of our sight, and the bird gave its “who-cooks-for-you” call, followed by a second call of higher pitch by its apparent mate. We had found a pair of Barred Owls in territory appropriate for nesting. Over the course of the next month we made some dozen visits to this locality in search of additional evidence for breeding by this pair of Barred Owls, as well as recording all other bird species seen or heard during these trips. We saw or heard either one or both Barred Owls on four additional visits to the woodland through the month of March. Then, on March 29, the male Barred Owl was heard calling in the distance, the female launched off a tree perch and joined him for some heavy duty vocalizations, followed by her flying back to the original location and disappearing into a hollow near the top of a tall dead tree. She reappeared momentarily and flew back toward the male. Subsequent visits have confirmed that the female now is occupying that tree cavity and the male is perching nearby. Multiple times, the male has been heard calling while in view, and the female has been responding from her nest cavity.

Barred Owls are more difficult to confirm as breeders than are most species of birds. For many song birds, discovery of a nest or seeing a pair of birds on territory or carrying food or feeding young can confirm breeding during safe dates, one and done. For other, secretive species or those in challenging habitats such as marshes, more work is required to determine breeding status. In general, the best way to proceed with breeding bird atlasing is to slow down, look for behavior suggestive of breeding, make multiple trips, observe proper etiquette and give birds the space they require, and use care in applying the breeding codes. From my perspective, this is the most requiring form of birding.

In a later post, I will discuss the fuzziness and potential inaccuracy of “safe dates”.

Steve Broker
Cheshire


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Date: 4/5/18 5:57 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early or too early?
We've reach the point in the season (despite some unseasonal weather) where
increased bird song and eagerness to see the season progress results in
reports of heard-only birds that should not be in CT at this date. Some
commonly mis-heard species include Willow Flycatcher (not expected until
more than a week into May); Eastern Wood-Pewee (an even later arrival); and
Yellow Warbler (usually late April). There are plenty of other candidates.

If anyone thinks they've heard one of these, make every effort to see the
bird. Don't rely on what seems to be a "perfect" call or song. Starlings
can and do make near-perfect Pewee whistles. Phoebes can produce
Willow-like sounds. The highly variable songs of American Goldfinch can
produce Yellow Warbler-like phrases (as well as a glimpse of a yellow
bird). Of course N Mockingbirds can't be forgotten, and every year I hear
some kind of Tufted Titmouse sound I'm sure I never heard before

A look at current maps in eBird shows that no Yellow Warblers have been
reported to date north of northern Florida. Willow Flycatchers are even
farther south.

Be careful out there.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/5/18 5:42 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, April 5th
Notable was the continued presence of the pair of Gadwalls, which have been here since at least March 11th.

My eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby


Simsbury Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Apr 5, 2018 2:37 PM - 4:33 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy day; temp 41 F; blustery wind, WNW 5-15 mph (blew my hat off twice).
26 species

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 8
Gadwall 2 This pair has been present since March 11th.
Mallard 1
American Black Duck 5
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 3
Great Blue Heron 9 Standing on nests.
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Heard unseen.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 2
Tree Swallow 25 Estimated conservatively; difficult to count as they darted back and forth together.
American Robin 4
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 9
American Goldfinch 1
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Date: 4/5/18 3:10 pm
From: Carol Carson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tickets available for May birding and whale watching trip out of Gloucester - NECWA
Tickets are now available for this exciting ocean adventure!

Ocean Exploration Cruise - Spring 2018

Sailing Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Boarding Time: 7:30 am (we leave the dock at 8 am sharp)
Location: Boat leaves from Gloucester Harbor aboard the Privateer IV, 7 Seas Whale Watch

Join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) and special guest naturalists for an all day adventure to support marine wildlife education, research, and conservation. This excursion is a fundraising event for NECWA, an all-volunteer nonprofit based in southeastern MA.

Enjoy commentary from our guest naturalists onboard including: Wayne Petersen (Mass Audubon), Jim Sweeney (South Shore Bird Club), Thomas Robben (Hartford Audubon Society), Jay Frontierro (7 Seas Whale Watch), Peter Flood (NECWA), Dr. Adrian Jordaan (UMASS Amherst), as well as NECWA staff.

We head offshore to view and collect data on seabirds, whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, and other marine animals. If weather allows, we chum for seabirds, and incorporate a number of environmental sampling stations into our agenda for the day. This data is shared with other researches in the New England area to support their research and management efforts. NECWA will also provide our free nature-themed raffle to thank passengers for joining us.

To learn more about this exciting trip or to register online through our Constant Contact Event site, go to www.necwa.org <http://www.necwa.org/> and click on our Events page. There you will find a link to our Constant Contact Event site where you can learn more or register for the trip.

Adult tickets - $90
Student tickets - $65

For additional information, contact Krill Carson using the information below.

Best, Krill Carson
President, Marine Biologist, NECWA
<krillcarson...> <mailto:<krillcarson...>
508-369-8303
11 Clarence Soule Drive
Middleboro, MA 02346
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Date: 4/5/18 12:24 pm
From: Milan Bull via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey Volunteers Needed

Date: Thurs., April 5
From: Milan Bull
Subject: Osprey Volunteers Needed

Ospreys have returned to Connecticut for the nesting season and, if trends continue, well over 400 pairs will successfully raise young and send them on their way in 2018.
With data collection about to start, the Connecticut Audubon Society is putting out a call for new volunteer stewards to monitor nests. All you need are binoculars and a couple spare hours each month until August. We can easily help find a nest for you to monitor in a convenient location. Please email our Osprey Nation Coordinator, Melina Giantomidis to let her know you are interested.
<Osprey...><mailto:<Osprey...>
We can provide all the details.




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Date: 4/5/18 10:44 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gull flocks Russian Beach, Stratford
Thanks to Stefan Martin. There are now two large gull and Brant flocks plankton-feeding now 1:42. Between Stratford Seawall and Lighthouse, 1:40.
Mantlik

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Date: 4/5/18 8:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Gull update
4/5. Southport Beach. The flock of 360 Bonaparte’s Gulls was resting on the flats at low tide. We looked through them for a while, before the entire flock took off about 11:10. Some returned, but most flew high to the east and south. Maybe they will return. We did not see the Little Gull or anything else of note. I will search the immediate area.
Now 11:40.

Frank Mantlik
With Tina Green.

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Date: 4/5/18 8:12 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Oyster River - little Gull now
11:08 am - Little Gull showing well at low tide. Five birders/photographers present. Thank you John Oshlick.
w/others
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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> On Apr 5, 2018, at 9:41 AM, John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Oyster River - west Haven. Little Gull now
>
> John Oshlick
> Bethany
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Date: 4/5/18 6:42 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oyster River - little Gull now
Oyster River - west Haven. Little Gull now

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 4/5/18 5:18 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Southport Little Gull update
The Little Gull flew west with a small flock of Bonaparte’s Gulls about 15 minutes ago.
We had 300 + Bonaparte’s Gulls this morning upon arrival,the largest number so far this year.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/5/18 4:30 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Little Gull
Southport- Southport Beach- Little Gull spotted by Stefan Martin just now

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/4/18 8:48 pm
From: Maggie Peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Audubon Meeting
Hartford Audubon Meeting



Tuesday April 10th

Social time 7:00 pm

Meeting 7:30 pm

St James's Episcopal Church

1018 Farmington Ave West Hartford



Speaker: Walter Berry

Life on the Edge - Sparrows of the Salt Marsh

Seaside and Saltmarsh sparrows live really different lives in the same New
England salt marshes.

One nests above the ground in a defended territory, with biparental care; in
the other, non-territorial females are ground-nesting

single parents with multiple mates.



Free and open to the public.





Maggie Peretto

Hartord Audubon president

Manchester, CT





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Date: 4/4/18 2:55 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Some Comments On Connecticut Bird Atlas Safe dates, Part II
All Connecticut Bird Atlas volunteer field observers should be referring to the CTbirdatlas website <http://www.ctbirdatlas.org <http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/>>
for Blog entries and for Breeding Survey techniques. Keep in mind that the CT Bird Atlas field work consists of three different phases over a three year period: (1) Breeding Bird Atlas; (2) Winter Bird Atlas; (3) Migration Period Atlas. We now are in the first year of field observations for breeding birds. I’ll have some further comments about “safe dates” for breeding birds, but for now the most important issue is to be familiar with the posted information called “Surveys - Safe Dates and Habitats”. Here is the language taken directly from the website set up by the CT Bird Atlas leadership (UCONN and Connecticut DEEP):

The table below provides “safe dates” and the most frequently used breeding habitats for each species. Safe dates give the period when most migrants will have left, and those birds that remain are likely nesters. Breeding codes, especially those in the Possible and Probable categories, generally should not be used outside the safe dates for a given species. Confirmed breeding codes, are less likely to cause errors, but even confirmed breeding should be well documented (e.g., a detailed description of the bird species and the behaviors that confirm breeding) if it happens outside the safe dates for a species because these records are likely to be of particular interest.

If you find a species and you feel that there is strong evidence of nesting, even though you are outside the safe dates or in an inappropriate habitat, please provide additional documentation. Species marked with an asterisk (*), below, or any species not on this list, always require additional written documentation because they are rare breeders in the state that we want to fully document for the historical record. Information on reporting rare sightings is provided here <http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/Surveys-Rare-observations.htm>.


[The list of Safe Dates can be downloaded from the website.]

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 4/4/18 1:47 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
4/4/18 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 9:50am-1PM. foggy, low
tide rising, 45-53F.
At 9:50am, I observed the male osprey sitting on a pole, eating a fish
along the private paved road. It then flew to the nest and perch and
continued eating. It flew off, and then returned to the perch at 11:45am.
On the marsh: 8 Green winged teal, 2 Greater Yellow legs, 4 Gadwalls, 1
Mallard, 2 Red breasted Mergansers, 2 Canada Geese, 2 American Black ducks,
1 Mute swan and about 150+ Brant.
The center was busy with visitors today, even with the fog and rain.
4 friendly, knowledgeable, birders from Berlin, Germany -comparing their
birds to what they observed at the Coastal Center.
On the grounds: 4 Mourning doves, Common Grackles, 2 Song sparrows,
numerous American robins, Red winged blackbirds, 1 Mockingbird, 1 Northern
Flicker;, tree swallows flying by.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/4/18 12:41 pm
From: Michael & Jean DiBenedetto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler, East Hartford
Yesterday evening, enjoying both suet and sunflowers, FOY Pine Warbler.
Mike and Jean DiBenedetto

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Date: 4/4/18 12:22 pm
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Saw my first flicker of the year in Ellington on Tuesday.
First flicker
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Date: 4/4/18 11:57 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Atlas Volunteer Training session Sunday Old Lyme
Craig Repasz, Melissa Baston, and I will be presenting a training session
for CT Bird Atlas volunteers this Sunday April 8th at 10 am at The Roger
Tory Peterson Estuary Center, 90 Halls Road, Old Lyme. This is currently
the only scheduled training session for the Southeast and Southeast-central
regions.

There is a great deal of information on the CT Bird Atlas website of
course, and volunteers can always pose questions to members of the Atlas
team, but face to face training is always the best way to learn if you ask
me.

Some relevant links:
ctbirdatlas.org/Events-Training-workshops.htm
www.ctaudubon.org/rtp-estuary-home/

Dave Provencher
Southeast Region Coordinator
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Date: 4/4/18 11:22 am
From: Goldin-perschbacher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey
Osprey was sighted at south beach light pole nest.Long beach: 3 great egrets and one snowy egret. Really foggy, no seabirds on near the beach.


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Date: 4/4/18 11:18 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, Saturday 4/7
Hi all,

I'm looking forward to this weekend's gull workshop. Here is a brief
rundown of the plan for those of you hoping to attend. We will start at 8am
with a presentation on gull identification at Stratford Point. From there,
we will search the coast for gull flocks, which tend to be very mobile at
this time of year! It may take some time to find our quarry. Our most
likely first stop in the field will be Southport Beach in Fairfield, due to
its history of producing gull variety in early April. After
Southport/Fairfield we would then work our way back to the east, chasing
the flocks as needed. However, this is not set in stone - we will start
wherever the late week reports dictate. There is no set end time for the
workshop as we will be making several stops, and the gulls' habits are very
unpredictable! Feel free to leave at any point in our travels. Stefan
Martin will also be leading the field portion of the workshop.

At the presentation we will talk about the spring gull migration through
Connecticut and what causes them to concentrate here. The talk will be
geared towards all levels, with an aim to simplify gull ID for those who
have not spent much time studying gulls. Many photos will be shown!

It is worth mentioning that there is supposed to be a snow event not very
far to our south on Saturday. There is a chance it could track far enough
north to bring us snow and postpone the workshop to SUNDAY (4/8). We will
post a decision Friday PM.

Hope to see many of you there, assuming Mother Nature cooperates :)

Let me know if any questions.

Dress warmly! Winter refuses to leave...

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

"The COA Gull Workshop, led by Nick Bonomo, will be held on Saturday, April
7th starting with an indoor session at 8AM at Stratford Point. After the
indoor session we will follow the gulls along the coast.

All are welcome, bring a scope if you have one

Bill Batsford

COA Workshop Coordinator"
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Date: 4/4/18 9:29 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Probable Willow Flycatcher
Interesting, but... There currently are no Willow Flycatcher reports in the
Continental US on eBird. It may be a Northern Mockingbird doing Willow
Flycatcher. I have heard the resident Mocker here on Millstone Point do
Killdeer each Spring before any arrive. Willows really shouldn't be showing
up for another 4 to 6 weeks yet. I find it fascinating though that the
Mockers start imitating species just a short time before they arrive. It
would almost seem episodic memory.

Dave Provencher

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 11:52 AM Monica Nichols via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I think I had my FOY Willow Flycatcher in my backyard! Never saw it but I
> head the characteristic call “fitz pew”. Keep an eye out for them!
>
> Monica
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Date: 4/4/18 9:28 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great 24 hours in New Britain!
At my feeders yesterday - H. Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows (1st seen since last winter), WT Sparrows, BC Chickadees, H. Finches, M. Doves, B. Jays, Startlings, Robins (not actually at the feeders but in the yard) and one Carolina Wren. last night in the woods across the street a not-too distance GH Owl was hooting for almost an hour. This morning the crowd at the feeders was smaller but I had several BH Cowbirds, 1st of year.


Robert Jase
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Date: 4/4/18 8:52 am
From: Monica Nichols via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable Willow Flycatcher
Hey all,

I think I had my FOY Willow Flycatcher in my backyard! Never saw it but I head the characteristic call “fitz pew”. Keep an eye out for them!

Monica

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Date: 4/4/18 7:09 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early Access to Hammonasset Note
It took me a couple of weeks to get my Duck Stamp in the mail after
ordering on line, FYI.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 4/4/18 6:30 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Early Access at Hammonasset Continues This Year
DEEP to Allow Early Access for Birders



DEEP Director of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Tom Tyler is pleased to
announce expansion of the dates for the program to allow birders and
photographers early access at Hammonasset Beach State Park, beginning on
Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day (increased from last year’s Labor
Day closing due to budget cuts).



Such early access will be permitted to birders in possession of a current
(2018) Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp and bird
watching gear. The Duck Stamps cost $17.00 and can be obtained at most
Town Clerks’ offices and at many retail outlets. The following link has
information on the Duck Stamp and a link to outlets for purchase. You may
purchase the Duck Stamp on line without signing up for a hunting license by
selecting “other” on the “Product Selection” page (the third field).



https://www.ct.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/Sales?nid=5667420126a343aa94982ad5185bf2ea



This is how it will work:



The gate is manned 24/7 during the summer. Permits are available from 5:30
p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Due to the fact that beachgoers begin lining up for 8:00
a.m. entry by 6:30 a.m., no entry will be allowed between the hours of 6:30
a.m. and 8:00 a.m. You may leave the park, but not enter.



You must sign in and get a pass each time when entering the park. Each
person in the car must possess a Duck Stamp with the exception of children
under 16 years of age. You would arrive at the main gate, show your Duck
Stamp and bird watching gear, enter the office to sign the log, and receive
a pass. You would already need to have purchased a duck stamp (available
on-line), as DEEP does not have the capability to sell them anywhere in the
park. There is no charge for the permit. This permit is to be displayed
on the dashboard of the car.



*Access is limited! *To avoid disturbing campers, access will be limited
to the following areas (per Tom Tyler):



Birders will be allowed to stop for bird viewing and photography from the
East Beach parking lot, and further east to Meigs Point. For birders
accessing East Beach parking area, and also birding along the road from
East Beach to Meigs, we will ask that folks remain in the near vicinity of
their cars. As previously discussed, we will also authorize birding
activities in the general Meigs Point, Willard Island area.



Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 4/4/18 6:15 am
From: Gene Leganza via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ospreys On Nests Along Amtrak's Coastal Route
Today on a train ride from Stamford to Boston I noted Ospreys on nesting
platforms in:

Guilford
Old Lyme
Just east of Rocky Neck
Black Point
Mystic - 2 of 4 platforms (south and north sides of Lord’s Point)
Stonington (on a very tilted storm-damaged platform that looks impossible
to build a nest on)


Gene Leganza, Wilton
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Date: 4/3/18 2:13 pm
From: Amy Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The Evolution of Beauty by Dr. Richard Prum

Come join The Parrot Club on Tuesday, April 10, for anexciting talk and book signing by Richard O. Prum, Ph.D., the William RobertsonCoe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at Yale'sPeabody Museum of Natural History about "The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotton Theory of Mate ChoiceShapes the Animal World - and Us". Dr. Prum, winner of the "Genius" McArthur award in 2010, isauthor of this exciting new book chosen by the New York Times Book Review asone of the Best Books of 2017, along with the Smithsonian and the Wall StreetJournal!

Dr. Prum has a beautiful presentation filled with colorfulimages and videos of male birds trying to impress females, hence the"beauty" in the title. This isa talk not to be missed! He'll alsobring a limited supply of books, which he'll sign there.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Veteran's Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset RidgeDr., East Hartford
Suggested Admission: $3 for adults, 12 and under free
Contact: <info...>
Directions: http://www.theparrotclub.org/

Some quotes sum it up best:

"If a science book can besubversive and feminist and change the way we look at our own bodies — but alsobe mostly about birds — this is it….It’s a passionate plea that begins withbirds and ends with humans and will help you finally understand, among otherthings, how in the world we have an animal like the peacock." (Author uncertain)

“The Evolution of Beauty is at oncefascinating, provocative, and totally compelling. Anyone interested in scienceor art or sex - which is to say everyone - will want to read it.”
—Elizabeth Kolbert,author of The Sixth Extinction

"Prum draws on decades of study,hundreds of papers, and a lively, literate, and mischievous mind . . . adelicious read, both seductive and mutinous . . . Prum's attention never straysfar from nature, and his writing [about birds] is minutely detailed,exquisitely observant, deeply informed, and often tenderly sensual."
—David Dobbs, New York Times Book Review
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Date: 4/3/18 9:27 am
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Work on Living Shoreline at Stratford Point in progress - please stick to the south shore if visiting
Dear CT Birding Community,

The next phase of work on the Living Shoreline at Stratford Point is in progress. For the next 1-2 weeks, there will be construction equipment on the north shore by the reef balls. We will be shifting around some of the rocks and creating a dune system. If you will be visiting the site during this time period, please stick to the trail on the south shore. Thank you for your cooperation!

Cheers,
Corrie

Stratford Point site manager
Audubon Connecticut
<Cfolsom-okeefe...>
203-405-9116



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Date: 4/3/18 9:13 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seabrooke Leckie - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next guest Seabrooke Leckie http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 4/3/18 7:27 am
From: Batsford, William via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC First Wednesday walk postponed til Wednesday April 11
Hi all,
The First Wednesday postponement streak continues! Due to possible thunderstorms (not good out on the bar) we will postpone tomorrow’s scheduled walk until next Wednesday, 4/11 at 8AM at Milford Point.
Bill Batsford
NHBC Outdoor Program Coordinator

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Date: 4/3/18 5:43 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous and Iceland Long Beach
A big white immature Glaucous Gull and also a very white Iceland Gull at Long Beach, east end.

Patrick Comins, meriden

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Date: 4/3/18 4:40 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Tundra Swans
Westport- Burying Hill Beach- just had 2 Tundra Swans flying west just off the beach a few minutes ago. Also a Northern Gannet sitting on the water.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/2/18 4:27 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swallows and Phoebes
Both northern rough-winged swallows and tree swallows are back in good numbers at 14 Acre Pond in Norwalk!

It is also a great way to end your work day when you can watch phoebes fluttering about catching flies along the edge of a pond... Phoebes were active at both Woods Pond and 14 Acre Pond in Norwalk this afternoon.


Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 4/2/18 4:00 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Meadows, Apr 2, 2018
Seven species of ducks, one Rusty Blackbird, FOS Field Sparrow heard singing, Red-shouldered Hawk carrying a mouse or vole.

My eBird report is below.

John Weeks
North Granby

>
> Date: April 2, 2018 at 6:57:07 PM EDT
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <aerie.john...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Simsbury Meadows, Apr 2, 2018
>
> Simsbury Meadows, Hartford, Connecticut, US
> Apr 2, 2018 3:25 PM - 5:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.7 mile(s)
> Comments: Mostly cloudy; 1-3" of snow on the ground from this morning's snowfall. Temp 39F to start.
> 33 species
>
> Canada Goose 6
> Wood Duck 4
> Blue-winged Teal 1
> American Wigeon 3
> Mallard 3
> American Black Duck 8
> Green-winged Teal 4
> Ring-necked Duck 6
> Great Blue Heron 13
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Adult carrying mouse or vole.
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 7
> Fish Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 35
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> Carolina Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 1
> Field Sparrow 1
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 6
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> Rusty Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle 3
> American Goldfinch 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44200252
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 4/2/18 1:14 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs Gr. Yellowlegs.
There is currently an early (Inland) Greater Yellowlegs in the large wet area of Valentine’s Meadow on the south side of Horsebarn Hill Road at UCONN in Storrs. Also present in the Meadow are 3 Wilson’s Snipe and numerous Killdeer.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 4/2/18 12:14 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree swallows
Tree swllows are currently mobbing North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford.


Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Date: 4/2/18 9:14 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
Hi John,

Good question. There is no need to do anything other than share your checklist. We can easily filter out any records that do not fit within the safe dates for a species, so do not worry about submitting more than you think we need. (This is a good general rule of thumb - if you are not sure whether to submit something then share anyway and let us filter out what we don’t need.)

The one critical thing though is to make sure you use a breeding code for all species for which you have evidence of local breeding. The first filter we will apply will be to eliminate any records that lack any code, so without the codes your reports will not enter the atlas database. For this reason there is also no reason to share checklists that have no breeding records.

Chris

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Storrs, CT
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Date: 4/2/18 5:51 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
I have a follow-up question about sharing checklists with the CT Bird Atlas. I regularly post my sightings to eBird and I understand how to share my lists.

What I am unsure about is whether it is appropriate to share my ENTIRE checklist with CT Bird Atlas, since many of the sightings concern birds that are not currently within their "safe dates" for breeding. Am I supposed to delete these sightings before sharing the list to the CT Bird Atlas? That would be a tedious procedure.

Can someone enlighten me? Is this actually a problem, or am I just imagining one?

John Weeks
North Granby

>
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2018 12:01:06 -0400
> From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
> To: Tim <timant123...>
> Cc: List CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
> Message-ID:
> <CAOEr3xUnacybdoH9v0CX_SpX19vNKH2HFpsK-gZFY7huQ5xvmA...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>
> For the bird atlas I have successfully shared my list by typing in CT bird
> atlas. On the user name thing, I think it is just a person's email address
> for sharing. If the person doesn't have an email account, they get a
> message that invites them to open an account. At least this is how it
> works for me.
>
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 4/1/18 7:52 pm
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Training Session April 19, 2018
To all CT Birders,

Craig Repasz has scheduled a Connecticut Bird Atlas training session to be held on Thursday, April 19 at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center (200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden), beginning at 7:00 P.M.. I will be there to help answer questions and discuss atlas breeding codes and safe dates. We encourage atlas field volunteers from any atlas region, including the New Haven Region, to attend this session. Do continue to refer to the atlas webpage, ctbirdatlas.org <http://ctbirdatlas.org/>, for essential information, including the slide presentation used by Craig in the first training session already held.

Later, I’ll post some comments about “safe dates” for breeding evidence. The atlas already has breeding confirmed for a few species of birds, and as we move into April some additional species join the list of those potentially providing evidence of probable or confirmed breeding. Keep in mind that many species do not begin breeding until mid to late May and June. For now, do check the posted safe dates, especially for ducks and most song birds. Safe dates offer general guidelines, they differ from state to state, and they are secondary to actual field observations, which can provide evidence of probable or confirmed breeding outside these dates.

Familiarity with “egg dates” also is helpful for providing guidance for field work, and published egg dates can be found in some previous breeding bird atlases. I continue to refer to Mass BBA1 (available online) for this information. More to follow.

[To share eBird reports with the atlas, enter CTbirdatlas in your share list.]

Steve Broker
Cheshire

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Date: 4/1/18 7:06 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3-nest Heronry! Hamden - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Mar 31, 2018
Upper Lake Whitney, from Waite St. bridge, Hamden.

It's nice to see a Belted Kingfisher & Osprey. It's pretty cool to see 5 Great Egret hunting the shore.

But to see 3 active Great Blue Heron nests, the 3rd being built, and 7 total birds is a show-stopper. Third year of nesting. Some photos on ebird. I may post some video on FB CT Audubon.

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Mar 31, 2018
> Date: March 31, 2018 at 8:43:31 PM EDT
> To: <ashippee...>
>
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Mar 31, 2018 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Three nests in the Lake Whitney heronry!
> 5 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mallard 2
> Great Blue Heron 7 The Upper Lake Whitney Heronry has a third nest being built! All three are currently active.
>
> The oldest nest (3rd year running) is in the middle & is most visible. There were three GBHE visible on the nest.
>
> The second nest, active last year, is behind, up, & to the left. There was one at first, then another came and landed above it. The first bird poked at the second a bit, but both settled down.
>
> The new nest is in the tree furthest to the right of this set of pine, pretty much the upper R hand corner. I first saw a GBHE fly into that tree with a stick. It flew off, and a while later came back with another. I moved around & finally found the location, and there were two birds there.
>
> (From the Waite St. bridge, look S. towards North Lake Condos. A line of White Pine come down to the narrow neck connected next to the bridge (with a small channel to the side bay). The first nest is in the second group of Pine, near the top; below it there's a large fallen branch caught in the tree.)
>
> To be continued!
> Great Egret 5 First noticed one, then two, then five, spread along the E. shore above Waite St. (One below), hunting the shore.
> Osprey 1 Flying around, not obviously attending to the nest box.
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> swallow sp. 1 At least one; clearly swallow from shape. But I was attending to the GBHE.
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44137020
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 4/1/18 6:59 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
When sharing ebird lists with the atlas please use ctbirdatlas (all one word).

More generally, if you want to share with someone and don’t know their username you can also use their email address, as long as it is the address associated with the ebird account.

Chris

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 4/1/18 6:46 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wood ducks and Osprey Branford Supply Ponds
There is now two wood duck houses at the Branford Supply ponds.  Two male drakes circling one of them.  Osprey fishing in one of the ponds north of the bridge.  Hairy, Downy and Red Bellied woodpeckers feeding on suet from the Cedar tree near the feeders.  Great Blue Heron flew in and then out again as the pond appeared too deep where it tried to land.

Carol Lemmon
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Date: 4/1/18 5:14 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Swallows!
The lighting was wrong to accurately ID the swallows -- either northern rough-winged or tree -- but I saw five swooping over the Hollister wetland in Avon! Nice to have them back.


Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 4/1/18 4:46 pm
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stamford
5pm Cove Island Park

One flying overhead heading NNE.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 4/1/18 12:29 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue at Hammo
Hammonasset Beach SP, Madison CT, 3:26pm thereisaLITE BLUE HERON on the west side of the northern tip of Willard’s Island. I post this bc I know several birders are out looking for it.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 4/1/18 10:29 am
From: Edward Caliguri via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ospreys back to Short Beach, Branford
Five adult ospreys vying for nesting spots near Trolly Tracks! A couple looked as if they may be first time breeders!

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Date: 4/1/18 10:10 am
From: frank wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] P-b Grege again New Haven
Much to my surprise, I again saw the Pied-billed Grebe briefly on the incoming tide @12:43 today. Off Meadow View Rd. beyond the Morris Creek Preserve sign. This site is a fairly degraded wetland, channelized in the 1960’s and the treed hummock opposite the sign is actually a rubble pile which is now tree-covered. Lots of phragmites and knotweed on the New Haven Land Trust property. The marsh undoubtedly offers little at the moment. There was nothing else on the water but a pair of Canada geese in the main channel -very quiet, not even the usual two dozen black ducks and occasional pairs of Mergs.

I live opposite the site, and have been on medical leave, so I have lots of time to view the goings- on in this part of the reserve. I have only seen this bird only on incoming or near high tide, when water spills over the low dike separating the marsh from the main channel.

The grebe came into the marsh channel and dove for perhaps 5 minutes, then moved back to the main channel which is around 250 meters downstream from the flood gate - then was out of sight. I had assumed that the previous sighting a few days ago was a bird moving through - since there are only two nesting sites in the state, and this isn’t one. I can’t imagine that upstream around or inside Tweed-New Haven airport property offers habitat conducive for nesting. But who knows?

Frank Wilson
New Haven
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Date: 4/1/18 9:51 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Journey North
Just FYI, the Journey North Hummingbird Migration maps are active. They
have an animation feature this year which is fun. Find it here:

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/humm_ruby_spring2018.html

Also, yesterday afternoon I put eggshells out and I just saw the last one
disappear in a Blue Jay's beak.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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Date: 4/1/18 9:02 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
For the bird atlas I have successfully shared my list by typing in CT bird
atlas. On the user name thing, I think it is just a person's email address
for sharing. If the person doesn't have an email account, they get a
message that invites them to open an account. At least this is how it
works for me.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I’ve tried to share a checklist with other birders, but it says that the
> username doesn’t exit. I’ve read about how to share a list. It says to ask
> them for their username. If someone asked me for my username, I wouldn’t
> know it. Does anyone know the username for CT bird atlas? Any advice?
>
> Tim Antanaitis
> Portland
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Date: 4/1/18 8:58 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
>> Does anyone know the username for CT bird atlas?


Copied from the link below.

You can do this by going to the checklist in your eBird account and clicking the "Share w/Others in your Party" link, which is near the top on the right. Then enter "ctbirdatlas" in the box at the top and click on the "Share Checklist" button.

http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/Surveys-Incidental-observations.htm


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Date: 4/1/18 8:51 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] How do you share eBird checklists?
I’ve tried to share a checklist with other birders, but it says that the username doesn’t exit. I’ve read about how to share a list. It says to ask them for their username. If someone asked me for my username, I wouldn’t know it. Does anyone know the username for CT bird atlas? Any advice?

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 4/1/18 7:05 am
From: Al Collins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2 White Pelicans Stamford
2 American White Pelican seen flying West from end of Shippan Point, Stamford, very close to shore, at 9:45 AM.

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Date: 3/31/18 2:56 pm
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern
This is a nice early record.

Frank Gallo, Milford
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Date: 3/31/18 2:52 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern update
The Caspian Tern was still present at Sandy Point in West Haven as of 5 pm.
Observed roosting on the exposed mud near the water treatment plant. Nice
find earlier in the day by Franklin Nejame.



Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Date: 3/31/18 1:18 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford birds, HAS trip
With the Hartford Audubon Society walk this morning we had some nice birds around Stratford.

A drake Blue-winged Teal off Stratford Point was a real treat, as I had not had one there before. There was also a flock of about 400 Long-tailed Ducks, fairly close to shore. Tree Swallows, a singing Field Sparrow and two Eastern Phoebes gave us a taste of Spring. A first or second Glaucous Gull flyby was another treat. We had about a dozen Great Cormorants flying by and at least one D.C.

Long Beach had thousands of gulls offshore and also both species of scaup. Mr Long Beach, the now adult Iceland Gull put in an appearance and an adult Northern Gannet flew by.

Birdseye had a drake Northern Shoveler. We also had a Snowy Owl at an undisclosed location.

Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Date: 3/31/18 1:09 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blackrock birding
In Blackrock today

2 osprey back on near at Captains Cove and 1 great egret.

Ash creek -
2 osprey back on nest


St. Mary’s by the sea - hundreds of brant, usual sea ducks, and HUNDREDS OF GULLS most are off of seaside park in Bridgeport. From light house the way to the red channel marker. Have picked out about 15 Bonepartes gulls flying west towards penfield reef where there is another group of gulls but much smaller.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 3/31/18 1:04 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagle/herons
At least seven great blue herons who arrived the past few days have built up enough nerve today to check out their old nests at North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford. An eagle remains on nest in the middle of the GBH rookery. There has been no interaction with the herons that I have seen. Maybe they will all just get along.


Marty Moore
Wallingford

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Date: 3/31/18 11:51 am
From: Mike Warner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven. Caspian Tern
Sandy Point at the end of the lagoon on the bar that floods over. NOT the outer bar.
2:45 pm - Caspian Tern spotted by Franklin Nejame. Pics.
Mike Warner
Wilton CT.

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Date: 3/31/18 10:41 am
From: Phil Asprelli via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey End of Edmund St, Hamden
Large flock of 100+ Osprey circling, putting on an impressive aerial display before moving off in a SW direction.                                                                        
Phil Asprelli, North Haven
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Date: 3/31/18 10:08 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Gannet
Great views of a northern gannet off the point at Sherwood Island in Westport (1:00 pm).

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk



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Date: 3/31/18 9:52 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mondo
When I was there last week , that sign was there. I walked parts of the trail around main pond- but there are numerous trees down & hanging . Parts were not passable.
Bev
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Date: 3/31/18 9:40 am
From: Rebecca Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Pheobe and Tree Swallows Burlington
Multiple birds at Sessions Woods on the beaver pond.

Rebecca Schwartz
Collinsville
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Date: 3/31/18 8:46 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern shovelers
Stratford Connecticut Birdseye boat ramp one northern shoveler. I heard there were also many northern shoveler’s at Milford pt Marsh.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 3/31/18 8:34 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oyster River
At 10am today, rising tide, Oyster River mouth on Milford/West Haven line
had 35 Bonaparte's Gulls, a Gannet offshore, and about 25 transitional
plumage Horned Grebes. There was little in the way of gulls between Oyster
River and Merwin Point (Milford).

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 3/31/18 8:28 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Rough-winged Swallow
Paul Cashman just called to report a Northern Rough-winged Swallow at Silver Sands State Park in Milford.


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Date: 3/31/18 7:38 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Beach Bonaparte's Gulls
3/31/18-1015 am-Southport Beach, Westport/Fairfield

75+ Bonaparte's Gulls sitting in the water, all calling. Not much else of
note.
--
Jory Teltser:
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Westport
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Date: 3/31/18 7:34 am
From: Brian Clancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Is Mondo Pond open???
I see a sign: trail closed for maintenance...

Is that left from previous work?

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Date: 3/31/18 6:46 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Night herons, DC Cormorants Greenwich
2pm on Friday Mianus River Dam/Fishladder

3- Black backed Gulls (standing on the dam)
5- Double crested Cormorants
2- Osprey (flying overhead)

About 20 roosting Black crowned Night Herons on the far north side of the lake about 1200’ from the dam.

All awaiting arriving Alewives (threatened species, and Blueback Herring too) coming up the fishway to spawn in the lake above the dam. One of the largest river herring runs in the state occurs here each spring.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Date: 3/31/18 6:27 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook- green winged teal and pintails
This morning at Founders Park which over looks North cove, at least a dozen Geen-Winged Teal and several Northern Pintail in North Cove.

Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook 

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Date: 3/31/18 6:25 am
From: Jannie Shapiro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping plover hammonasset
At end of moraine trail, one lone piping plover seen along the shore
towards cedar island platform. At least 5 northern gannets seen at meigs
point, 2 close fly bus
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 3/31/18 5:48 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windham Airport Meadowlarks