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8/7/22 4:22 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GODWIT PICS (haesche)
8/7/22 4:17 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit pics
8/7/22 4:13 pm julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long-billed Dowitcher, Sandy Point
8/7/22 12:33 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 3:30 Yes. Re: Re: Marbled Godwit YES
8/7/22 11:24 am Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Marbled Godwit YES
8/7/22 9:19 am Jean Adamus via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Marbled Godwit YES
8/7/22 7:37 am ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marbled godwit
8/7/22 6:27 am Mary Walsh via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Marbled Godwit YES
8/7/22 4:27 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Shearwaters
8/7/22 3:13 am Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit YES
8/6/22 4:11 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: interesting observations in Bristol backyard
8/6/22 4:05 pm Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] interesting observations in Bristol backyard
8/6/22 3:11 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Tern Chaffinch Island/Guilford Harbor
8/6/22 8:59 am Abby Sesselberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Anderson Pond-Milford Marbled Godwit
8/6/22 8:14 am George Wallace via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cranes and Crossbills in Litchfield County today
8/5/22 6:41 pm Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Shearwaters / New London Ferry / Sat Aug 6
8/5/22 5:53 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 2:34 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 2:13 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 1:36 pm Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 1:03 pm David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 10:29 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 9:53 am Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Terns & Gulls - Stratford Point
8/5/22 8:49 am Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 6:49 am tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow throated Vireos - Plymouth Ct
8/5/22 6:18 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruby-throated Hummingbirds moving?
8/5/22 5:13 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Shearwater, New London
8/5/22 3:27 am Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Wilson’s Storm Petrel
8/4/22 7:10 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Tanager
8/3/22 1:20 pm AMY HOPKINS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] birdwatching humor
8/3/22 12:42 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern Harkness
8/3/22 7:40 am Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport morning migrants
8/2/22 6:15 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] cinnamomea Solitary Sandpiper Redding 7/31
8/2/22 4:54 am Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point Curlew Did Not Locate
8/1/22 10:19 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Help protect Plum Island
8/1/22 8:13 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Correction
8/1/22 8:07 am Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RT Hummingbird Dynamics
7/31/22 4:18 pm Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Olive-sided Flycatcher - Yard Town of Litchfield
7/31/22 1:17 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] LIS "rain bait"
7/31/22 1:07 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Lighthouse Pt migration
7/31/22 12:51 pm Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Lighthouse Pt migration
7/31/22 12:06 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Benedict Pond Colebrook
7/31/22 10:30 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt migration
7/31/22 5:40 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper Updates?
7/30/22 5:46 pm Karen Prager via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Updates?
7/30/22 12:32 pm GLEN M CUMMINGS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony
7/30/22 12:05 pm Bianca Beland via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony
7/30/22 8:10 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Milford Point Marsh side
7/30/22 7:49 am Jonathan Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Any word on curlew sandpiper today?
7/30/22 5:39 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockonoe Tern Colony
7/29/22 12:10 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CUrlew Sand Milford Pt 3pm- showing well
7/29/22 11:16 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/29/22 10:48 am Christopher Unsworth via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sand
7/29/22 10:13 am Chris Unsworth via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew sand
7/29/22 10:06 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] juv P-b Grebes Bantam Lake
7/29/22 8:00 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point Caspian Tern
7/29/22 7:58 am Abby Sesselberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper-Milford Point
7/29/22 7:34 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] White-rumped Stratford
7/28/22 5:43 pm ashippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Aton Forest / AF-Benedict Pond: any pointers for Friday AM?
7/28/22 7:20 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Western Sand Stratford Pt
7/28/22 6:36 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FRANKLIN’S Gull, Windham
7/28/22 6:31 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Probable Franklin’s Gull North Windham
7/27/22 7:47 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Terns
7/27/22 5:51 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Chocolate Factory Throwdown Met
7/26/22 7:25 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper 7/26? - NO
7/26/22 3:45 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blackpoll Warbler!
7/26/22 10:48 am Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stilt Sandpiper at Harkness 7/25 1 pm
7/26/22 7:58 am Victor Quintanilla via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Avocet and Curlew
7/26/22 7:56 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Avocet and Curlew
7/26/22 7:55 am SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Chocolate Factory Throwdown Met
7/26/22 7:08 am Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chocolate Factory Throwdown Met
7/26/22 6:43 am Victor Quintanilla via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet and Curlew
7/25/22 5:06 am Julian Hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chocolate factory throw down
7/25/22 4:38 am Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
7/24/22 8:04 pm Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Reverse Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tern Challenge
7/24/22 1:34 pm Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A very Craney day!
7/24/22 1:26 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 12:53 pm Liz Jaffin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cowbird/Common Yellowthroat
7/24/22 12:44 pm Darryl Rathbun via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Avocet Milford Pt
7/24/22 11:31 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] M. Point. Re: Avocet Milford
7/24/22 11:19 am Darryl Rathbun via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet
7/24/22 10:46 am Emily Keating via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet and Whimbrel - Milford Point
7/24/22 10:44 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet still at Milford Point
7/24/22 9:10 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet Milford
7/24/22 8:26 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 8:21 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avocet, Milford Pt
7/24/22 8:09 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 8:06 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 7:53 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 7:37 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 7:26 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
7/24/22 4:51 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper
7/23/22 12:16 pm Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo
7/23/22 11:39 am chrisandkeri via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew sandpiper
7/23/22 10:24 am Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] (Migrating RTHU?) Hummingbird - Hammonesett
7/23/22 9:51 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Continues
7/23/22 8:02 am Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point Curlew Sandpiper continues on outer bar now- 11am
7/23/22 7:57 am Jayne Champion via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 5600, Issue 2
7/22/22 3:36 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Thanks for finding my glasses
7/22/22 2:12 pm Vincent Gallogly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thanks for finding my glasses
7/22/22 1:05 pm JEFFREY KOHAN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Lost sunglasses Milford Sand Bar
7/22/22 1:02 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] McKinney NWR 50th Anniversary
7/22/22 11:07 am Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: No terns at Cockenoe Island, Westport
7/22/22 10:56 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Black Skimmer
7/22/22 10:30 am Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper photos, 7/21/22
7/22/22 9:41 am Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
7/22/22 9:36 am Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
7/22/22 9:30 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
7/22/22 9:20 am Ken Elkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Answering questions about conditions for viewing the Curlew Sandpiper
7/22/22 9:12 am Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
7/22/22 8:50 am Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew ??
7/22/22 8:36 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No terns at Cockenoe Island, Westport
7/22/22 8:30 am Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew sp
7/22/22 7:53 am Steve Hubbard via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper photos, 7/21/22
7/22/22 7:45 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 10:40. Re: Curlew Sandpiper - yes at Milford Point
7/22/22 6:59 am Vincent Gallogly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lost sunglasses Milford Sand Bar
7/22/22 6:27 am Ken Elkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper - yes at Milford Point
7/22/22 3:09 am Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper YES at Milford Point
7/21/22 9:05 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew sandpiper, yes at Milford Point after sunset
7/21/22 5:44 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt
7/21/22 5:03 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper photos 7/21/22
7/21/22 6:48 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Records
7/21/22 6:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sand Milford Pt sandbar yes 9:30
7/21/22 3:31 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black terns flying at mouth of ct river
7/21/22 2:44 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] More notes on Curlew Sandpiper
7/20/22 5:54 pm Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper - Yes -Milford point just at near dark
7/20/22 3:29 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper yes
7/20/22 8:04 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sand image
7/20/22 7:17 am Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew sandpiper, NO, Milford point
7/20/22 3:13 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper
7/20/22 3:11 am adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper
7/19/22 4:45 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt
7/19/22 4:33 pm Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt
7/19/22 4:00 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Stratford Pt gate is closed now
7/19/22 2:18 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Pt gate is closed now
7/19/22 1:18 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sand YES, Stratford Pt
7/19/22 11:39 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 50th Anniversary McKinney NWR - Sat., July 23
7/19/22 8:57 am Dorothy Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thank you
7/19/22 8:16 am A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew NO
7/19/22 3:55 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Prelim report 7/19 -Curlew Sand - no
7/19/22 3:28 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Prelim report 7/19 -Curlew Sand - no
7/18/22 10:26 pm Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER notes
7/18/22 9:26 pm Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] more CUSA photos etc : Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER
7/18/22 7:53 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER notes
7/18/22 7:09 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER notes
7/18/22 6:47 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper pics 7-18-2022
7/18/22 5:51 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Parking for the Curlew Sandpiper
7/18/22 5:29 pm David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper practicalities
7/18/22 5:10 pm Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper practicalities
7/18/22 3:01 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper still present
7/18/22 1:56 pm Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yes Curlew Sandpiper 4:37 pm
7/18/22 11:46 am Michael Richardson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
7/18/22 11:02 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
7/18/22 10:27 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
7/18/22 8:46 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
7/17/22 3:28 pm mdigiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
7/17/22 3:14 pm Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hummers, Barred Owl, Guilford
7/17/22 10:16 am Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Gallinule
7/16/22 8:57 am Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Gallinule- Groton
7/16/22 5:06 am Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Black Tern
7/15/22 6:32 pm Brien Hindman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon Internship Positions
7/15/22 6:18 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] The Bizarre Bird That’s Breaking the Tree of Life.
7/15/22 10:44 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: terns at Hammo
7/15/22 8:07 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern Hammo
7/15/22 7:35 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Haley Farm, Groton
7/14/22 5:07 am Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stilt sandpiper, Hammonassett
7/13/22 6:51 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo WESTERN SANDPIPER
7/12/22 1:33 pm Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nod Brook Avocet -NO
7/12/22 4:53 am John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nod Brook Avocet - not yet
7/11/22 9:15 pm Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Norwalk River Esplanade
7/11/22 4:35 pm Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Norwalk River Esplanade
7/11/22 12:33 pm Liz Jaffin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dowitchers
7/11/22 10:16 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avon AMERICAN AVOCET
7/10/22 5:03 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bear in Orange
7/10/22 2:08 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Audubon Photo Winners 2022
7/9/22 9:01 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Highlights
7/8/22 12:53 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Puffin noted at Seal Island NWR in Maine
7/8/22 10:57 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Correct link- Coastal Center Birds & Plants - Connecticut Audubon Society
7/8/22 10:31 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/8/22 9:05 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bobolinks, etc.
7/8/22 7:58 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hooded Mergansers
7/8/22 6:26 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7/8/22- Hammonasset Pectoral Sandpiper
 
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Date: 8/7/22 4:22 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GODWIT PICS (haesche)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9VzDsCk8WvUfrhUU7

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Date: 8/7/22 4:17 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit pics
8-7-22 Anderson Ave marsh ,Milford.
Ed Haesche , Guilfordhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/9VzDsCk8WvUfrhUU7

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Date: 8/7/22 4:13 pm
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long-billed Dowitcher, Sandy Point
8/7 Sandy PtOne adult Long-billed Dowitcher flew in to roost at the high tide on the spit on the harbor side at 6:30pm
Shorebirds continue in smaller numbers with noticeable increase in Turnstone and Semiplamated Plovers as well as a single adult Red Knot. The first juvenile shorebirds are arriving now 
Terns continue to increase with Roseate, Black and Royal Tern being seen.
Julian HoughNew Haven



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Date: 8/7/22 12:33 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3:30 Yes. Re: Re: Marbled Godwit YES
Walked up from bridge to get good view of second flats behind grass. Good view.


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> On Aug 7, 2022, at 12:18 PM, Jean Adamus via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Marbled Godwit, Milford. Continuing at 12:15 pm. Seen with Jeff C.
>
>> On Aug 7, 2022, at 9:27 AM, Mary Walsh via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> It continues … beautiful observations on front mudflat!
>>
>> Mary
>>
>>>> On Aug 7, 2022, at 6:12 AM, Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> 
>>>
>>> The Marbled Godwit continues in Milford, viewable from the north side of Anderson Ave., here:
>>>
>>> 41°14'03.0"N 72°59'34.4"W
>>> https://goo.gl/maps/uqz2A9mMo5cEGcDK6
>>>
>>> It's working the mud, sometimes visible sometimes behind some grass.
>>>
>>> A most elegant bird!
>>>
>>> Bill Rankin
>>> New Haven
>>>
>>>
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Date: 8/7/22 11:24 am
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Marbled Godwit YES
Update: bird is still there. Looks like it’s resting on edge of water. One
leg up and bill tucked in. Beauty! Haven’t seen one in CT (just down
south).

Ellynne Rey
Stamford

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, Jean Adamus via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Marbled Godwit, Milford. Continuing at 12:15 pm. Seen with Jeff C.
>
> > On Aug 7, 2022, at 9:27 AM, Mary Walsh via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > It continues … beautiful observations on front mudflat!
> >
> > Mary
> >
> >> On Aug 7, 2022, at 6:12 AM, Bill Rankin via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> 
> >>
> >> The Marbled Godwit continues in Milford, viewable from the north side
> of Anderson Ave., here:
> >>
> >> 41°14'03.0"N 72°59'34.4"W
> >> https://goo.gl/maps/uqz2A9mMo5cEGcDK6
> >>
> >> It's working the mud, sometimes visible sometimes behind some grass.
> >>
> >> A most elegant bird!
> >>
> >> Bill Rankin
> >> New Haven
> >>
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Date: 8/7/22 9:19 am
From: Jean Adamus via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Marbled Godwit YES
Marbled Godwit, Milford. Continuing at 12:15 pm. Seen with Jeff C.

> On Aug 7, 2022, at 9:27 AM, Mary Walsh via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> It continues … beautiful observations on front mudflat!
>
> Mary
>
>> On Aug 7, 2022, at 6:12 AM, Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>>
>> The Marbled Godwit continues in Milford, viewable from the north side of Anderson Ave., here:
>>
>> 41°14'03.0"N 72°59'34.4"W
>> https://goo.gl/maps/uqz2A9mMo5cEGcDK6
>>
>> It's working the mud, sometimes visible sometimes behind some grass.
>>
>> A most elegant bird!
>>
>> Bill Rankin
>> New Haven
>>
>>
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Date: 8/7/22 7:37 am
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marbled godwit
Still at Anderson Ave feeding on mud flatMilford near Woodmont Ed Bailey in milford

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Date: 8/7/22 6:27 am
From: Mary Walsh via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Marbled Godwit YES
It continues … beautiful observations on front mudflat!

Mary

> On Aug 7, 2022, at 6:12 AM, Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 
>
> The Marbled Godwit continues in Milford, viewable from the north side of Anderson Ave., here:
>
> 41°14'03.0"N 72°59'34.4"W
> https://goo.gl/maps/uqz2A9mMo5cEGcDK6
>
> It's working the mud, sometimes visible sometimes behind some grass.
>
> A most elegant bird!
>
> Bill Rankin
> New Haven
>
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Date: 8/7/22 4:27 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Shearwaters
New London to Orient Pt Ferry 8/7/22 Four Great Shearwaters. Three were in the water and then took flight just before the NY state line at 7:05am, One was flying slightly earlier. Photos confirm IDs.

Dan, Trudy, and Danny Rottino
East Haddam, CT

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Date: 8/7/22 3:13 am
From: Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit YES


The Marbled Godwit continues in Milford, viewable from the north side of Anderson Ave., here:

4114'03.0"N 7259'34.4"W
https://goo.gl/maps/uqz2A9mMo5cEGcDK6

It's working the mud, sometimes visible sometimes behind some grass.

A most elegant bird!

Bill Rankin
New Haven


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Date: 8/6/22 4:11 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: interesting observations in Bristol backyard
Grape jelly seems to be a big draw for birds. Besides our orioles, the catbird family & even juvenile blue jays are partaking. The squirrels seem to enjoy the jelly too :/
Bev Propen

> On Aug 6, 2022, at 7:04 PM, Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Seen recently, juvenile Rose Breasted Grosbeak and juvenile Baltimore Oriole
> visiting the jelly and suet feeders. More interesting, an American Robin perching
> on feeders and indulging in sunflower hearts and grape jelly!
>
> Mike and Sue Pohlod
> Bristol Ct
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Date: 8/6/22 4:05 pm
From: Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] interesting observations in Bristol backyard
Seen recently, juvenile Rose Breasted Grosbeak and juvenile Baltimore Oriole
visiting the jelly and suet feeders. More interesting, an American Robin perching
on feeders and indulging in sunflower hearts and grape jelly!

Mike and Sue Pohlod
Bristol Ct

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Date: 8/6/22 3:11 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern Chaffinch Island/Guilford Harbor
While kayaking I paddled past a lone Royal Tern perched on top of the green mailbox that is part of the line of channel markers to the east of Chaffinch Island. The bird took flight around 4:30 PM. Other common terns flying about with it.

Mark Aronson
O.R.O.C.

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Date: 8/6/22 8:59 am
From: Abby Sesselberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Anderson Pond-Milford Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit in place as reported earlier by Dudley G.

Seen well on mudflats for 5 minutes, then flew behind grass. North Side of Anderson Avenue.

Abby Sesselberg. Steve Mayo
Guilford. Bethany

Sent by my handheld gonculator.

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Date: 8/6/22 8:14 am
From: George Wallace via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cranes and Crossbills in Litchfield County today
Minimum 4 and possibly as many as 6 Red Crossbills at Benedict Pond,
Norfolk this morning. Also present 2 adult and 1 juv Sandhill Crane.

Sandhill Cranes (2 ad and 1 juv) also at 595 Westside Road, Norfolk. This
is south of the typical location for these birds in a backyard surrounded
by forest. Certainly doesn't feel like crane habitat! But not far away from
where these birds have been more commonly seen.

Best to all. George and Beth Wallace
Salisbury, CT

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Date: 8/5/22 6:41 pm
From: Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shearwaters / New London Ferry / Sat Aug 6
Based on the good advice provided by Phil and Frank and looking at the Cross Sound Ferry Schedule, the first two best ferries for trying to view Shearwaters (or possibly Petrels) Saturday are the 7AM John H and the 10AM Mary Ellen

People looking for either of the two reported Shearwaters may want to target one of these two crossings. More people looking and working together will increase chances of a sighting.

Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk


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Date: 8/5/22 5:53 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
Phil Rusch gave some good advice for birding from the New London ferry. Some additional tips:
- get to the bow on the upper deck for the best viewing. Scan continually ahead and to the sides (180+ degree views) both by naked eye and with binoculars. Scan the sky for flying birds as well as the water for sitting birds. Be alert, and try to get photos of any interesting birds; sometimes photos are a big help in determining a positive ID.
- More eyes the better for spotting birds. Bring a friend or two.
- while it may seem the ferry isn’t moving very fast, it’s surprising how quickly you can pass by a bird of interest. Act quickly and yell location to your birder friends. Take photos!
- the CT/NY state line is roughly mid-Sound. Track the boat’s location using Google Maps on your phone. The map shows the state line in relation to the boat position. I do a separate EBird list for CT waters and for NY waters.

The New London ferry has proven to be CT’s best chance for real oceanic pelagic birds. The crossing is closer to the Ocean than the Bridgeport ferry. Even so, I and others have seen pelagic birds (Wilson’s Storm-Petrel, razorbill, etc) from the latter ferry as well over the years. I rode the Bpt ferry yesterday but saw no pelagic birds.

Good birding!

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Aug 5, 2022, at 5:34 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
>
> I’m on a ferry (4pm Mary Ellen from Orient) just pulling in to New London dock. Lighting was excellent, and I photo’d 2 Great Shearwaters; both mid-Sound; both sitting on calm water; one in NY and one in CT. No other seabirds, but Lots of Common Terns feeding. The 2pm cruise out from New London produced nothing of note. The lighting was harsh.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 5:13 PM, Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> David, Adam et al
>>
>> More often than not, I find the sound to be empty of birds. That being said, there were birds out there today. I’ve had birds on the 7 AM boats and had birds on the 3PM boats. So the time isn’t that important.
>>
>> The key to birding the sound by ferry is to get on the right boat. We have found only 2 ferries that provide unobstructed views of the sound.
>>
>> Those two are the JOHN H, and the MARY ELLEN.
>>
>> All of the others have some sort of obstruction in the bow.
>>
>> Tomorrow the John H sails from New London at 7AM, 11AM and 3PM.
>>
>> The Mary Ellen sails from New London at 10AM and 2PM.
>>
>> Cost of a round trip is $35.
>> Parking can be tight so I recommend the parking garage across the street.
>>
>> I also recommend carpooling if possible. There is a big lot just off I-95 at the Burlington Coat Factory that is a good meeting spot.
>>
>> Hope this is helpful.
>>
>> Phil Rusch
>> Chaplin, CT
>>
>> Sent from my I-phone
>>
>>
>>
>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:37 PM, Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> There might be fog that hasn’t burned off yet at that time of the morning. A few people are looking at the 7 AM ferry. Make sure you choose a ferry boat with good visibility, they’re not all the same (the Mary Ellen might be the best).
>>>
>>> I’ll defer to others regarding best sighting times for chances of actually being able to see a Shearwater. And welcome input as we’re thinking of going tomorrow as well.
>>>
>>> Adam Fasciolo
>>> Norwalk
>>>
>>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:03 PM, David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am thinking about trying to go tomorrow morning. It would be my first
>>>> time doing it. Is the 630 too early to have a good shot of seeing any
>>>> birds out there or ok? Anything else I should try to keep in mind when
>>>> doing it?
>>>>
>>>> David Funke, Tolland CT
>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 1:29 PM Phil Rusch via CTBirds <
>>>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Upon review of photos of this mornings Great Shearwaters, Russ Smiley
>>>>> discovered he had photos of 2 Manx Shearwaters with the Greats.
>>>>>
>>>>> Phil Rusch
>>>>> Chaplin, CT
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my I-phone
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 11:50 AM, Steve Mayo via CTBirds <
>>>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across
>>>>> the bow of the ferry.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Steve Mayo
>>>>>> Bethany
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <
>>>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New
>>>>> London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sara Zagorski
>>>>>>> West Hartford
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>
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Date: 8/5/22 2:34 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
I’m on a ferry (4pm Mary Ellen from Orient) just pulling in to New London dock. Lighting was excellent, and I photo’d 2 Great Shearwaters; both mid-Sound; both sitting on calm water; one in NY and one in CT. No other seabirds, but Lots of Common Terns feeding. The 2pm cruise out from New London produced nothing of note. The lighting was harsh.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Aug 5, 2022, at 5:13 PM, Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> David, Adam et al
>
> More often than not, I find the sound to be empty of birds. That being said, there were birds out there today. I’ve had birds on the 7 AM boats and had birds on the 3PM boats. So the time isn’t that important.
>
> The key to birding the sound by ferry is to get on the right boat. We have found only 2 ferries that provide unobstructed views of the sound.
>
> Those two are the JOHN H, and the MARY ELLEN.
>
> All of the others have some sort of obstruction in the bow.
>
> Tomorrow the John H sails from New London at 7AM, 11AM and 3PM.
>
> The Mary Ellen sails from New London at 10AM and 2PM.
>
> Cost of a round trip is $35.
> Parking can be tight so I recommend the parking garage across the street.
>
> I also recommend carpooling if possible. There is a big lot just off I-95 at the Burlington Coat Factory that is a good meeting spot.
>
> Hope this is helpful.
>
> Phil Rusch
> Chaplin, CT
>
> Sent from my I-phone
>
>
>
>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:37 PM, Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> There might be fog that hasn’t burned off yet at that time of the morning. A few people are looking at the 7 AM ferry. Make sure you choose a ferry boat with good visibility, they’re not all the same (the Mary Ellen might be the best).
>>
>> I’ll defer to others regarding best sighting times for chances of actually being able to see a Shearwater. And welcome input as we’re thinking of going tomorrow as well.
>>
>> Adam Fasciolo
>> Norwalk
>>
>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:03 PM, David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I am thinking about trying to go tomorrow morning. It would be my first
>>> time doing it. Is the 630 too early to have a good shot of seeing any
>>> birds out there or ok? Anything else I should try to keep in mind when
>>> doing it?
>>>
>>> David Funke, Tolland CT
>>>
>>>> On Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 1:29 PM Phil Rusch via CTBirds <
>>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Upon review of photos of this mornings Great Shearwaters, Russ Smiley
>>>> discovered he had photos of 2 Manx Shearwaters with the Greats.
>>>>
>>>> Phil Rusch
>>>> Chaplin, CT
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my I-phone
>>>>
>>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 11:50 AM, Steve Mayo via CTBirds <
>>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across
>>>> the bow of the ferry.
>>>>>
>>>>> Steve Mayo
>>>>> Bethany
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <
>>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New
>>>> London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sara Zagorski
>>>>>> West Hartford
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>
>>>>>> CTBirds, a service of Connecticut Ornithological Association - Bringing
>>>> birders together statewide. Please support COA:
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>>>> list rules and subscription information visit:
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>>>>>
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>>>>
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>>>
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Date: 8/5/22 2:13 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
David, Adam et al

More often than not, I find the sound to be empty of birds. That being said, there were birds out there today. I’ve had birds on the 7 AM boats and had birds on the 3PM boats. So the time isn’t that important.

The key to birding the sound by ferry is to get on the right boat. We have found only 2 ferries that provide unobstructed views of the sound.

Those two are the JOHN H, and the MARY ELLEN.

All of the others have some sort of obstruction in the bow.

Tomorrow the John H sails from New London at 7AM, 11AM and 3PM.

The Mary Ellen sails from New London at 10AM and 2PM.

Cost of a round trip is $35.
Parking can be tight so I recommend the parking garage across the street.

I also recommend carpooling if possible. There is a big lot just off I-95 at the Burlington Coat Factory that is a good meeting spot.

Hope this is helpful.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

Sent from my I-phone



> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:37 PM, Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> There might be fog that hasn’t burned off yet at that time of the morning. A few people are looking at the 7 AM ferry. Make sure you choose a ferry boat with good visibility, they’re not all the same (the Mary Ellen might be the best).
>
> I’ll defer to others regarding best sighting times for chances of actually being able to see a Shearwater. And welcome input as we’re thinking of going tomorrow as well.
>
> Adam Fasciolo
> Norwalk
>
>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:03 PM, David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I am thinking about trying to go tomorrow morning. It would be my first
>> time doing it. Is the 630 too early to have a good shot of seeing any
>> birds out there or ok? Anything else I should try to keep in mind when
>> doing it?
>>
>> David Funke, Tolland CT
>>
>>> On Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 1:29 PM Phil Rusch via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Upon review of photos of this mornings Great Shearwaters, Russ Smiley
>>> discovered he had photos of 2 Manx Shearwaters with the Greats.
>>>
>>> Phil Rusch
>>> Chaplin, CT
>>>
>>> Sent from my I-phone
>>>
>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 11:50 AM, Steve Mayo via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across
>>> the bow of the ferry.
>>>>
>>>> Steve Mayo
>>>> Bethany
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>
>>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New
>>> London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
>>>>>
>>>>> Sara Zagorski
>>>>> West Hartford
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 8/5/22 1:36 pm
From: Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
There might be fog that hasn’t burned off yet at that time of the morning. A few people are looking at the 7 AM ferry. Make sure you choose a ferry boat with good visibility, they’re not all the same (the Mary Ellen might be the best).

I’ll defer to others regarding best sighting times for chances of actually being able to see a Shearwater. And welcome input as we’re thinking of going tomorrow as well.

Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk

> On Aug 5, 2022, at 4:03 PM, David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I am thinking about trying to go tomorrow morning. It would be my first
> time doing it. Is the 630 too early to have a good shot of seeing any
> birds out there or ok? Anything else I should try to keep in mind when
> doing it?
>
> David Funke, Tolland CT
>
>> On Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 1:29 PM Phil Rusch via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Upon review of photos of this mornings Great Shearwaters, Russ Smiley
>> discovered he had photos of 2 Manx Shearwaters with the Greats.
>>
>> Phil Rusch
>> Chaplin, CT
>>
>> Sent from my I-phone
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 11:50 AM, Steve Mayo via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across
>> the bow of the ferry.
>>>
>>> Steve Mayo
>>> Bethany
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New
>> London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
>>>>
>>>> Sara Zagorski
>>>> West Hartford
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
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Date: 8/5/22 1:03 pm
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
I am thinking about trying to go tomorrow morning. It would be my first
time doing it. Is the 630 too early to have a good shot of seeing any
birds out there or ok? Anything else I should try to keep in mind when
doing it?

David Funke, Tolland CT

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 1:29 PM Phil Rusch via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Upon review of photos of this mornings Great Shearwaters, Russ Smiley
> discovered he had photos of 2 Manx Shearwaters with the Greats.
>
> Phil Rusch
> Chaplin, CT
>
> Sent from my I-phone
>
> > On Aug 5, 2022, at 11:50 AM, Steve Mayo via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across
> the bow of the ferry.
> >
> > Steve Mayo
> > Bethany
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
> >
> >> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New
> London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
> >>
> >> Sara Zagorski
> >> West Hartford
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
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Date: 8/5/22 10:29 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
Upon review of photos of this mornings Great Shearwaters, Russ Smiley discovered he had photos of 2 Manx Shearwaters with the Greats.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

Sent from my I-phone

> On Aug 5, 2022, at 11:50 AM, Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across the bow of the ferry.
>
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
>>
>> Sara Zagorski
>> West Hartford
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
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Date: 8/5/22 9:53 am
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Terns & Gulls - Stratford Point
There are about 70 terns & gulls at Stratford Point now. Most are Common
and Laughing. However, Merlin is hearing a Forster’s mixed in. I hear the
call that’s different. Trying to find the bird making the sound on the
rocks. Also a Spotted Sandpiper and Oystercatchers, R. Turnstones, etc.
Need I say hydrate yourself if you go out?

Ellynne Rey
(<Ellynnerey...>)

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Date: 8/5/22 8:49 am
From: Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Great Shearwater, New London
Another Great Shearwater was seen on the return trip. It flew across the bow of the ferry.

Steve Mayo
Bethany

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 5, 2022, at 8:13 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.
>
> Sara Zagorski
> West Hartford
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 8/5/22 6:49 am
From: tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow throated Vireos - Plymouth Ct
On a campout with boy scouts at Mattatuck Camp in Plymouth.  Ive seen 7 separately through out the week. Nice diversion along with a pair of eastern kingbirdd feeding at the swim area all day.Jeff Campbell

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Date: 8/5/22 6:18 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruby-throated Hummingbirds moving?
A sudden rush of ruby-throated hummers beyond my resident pair, presume migrating, beginning with male and female hovering where a feeder hung last summer!  They do remember!  Immediately hung feeder and 5 or 6 have been coming fairly constantly as well as at other feeders and flowers, males, females and immatures.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford

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Date: 8/5/22 5:13 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Shearwater, New London
Phil Rusch just called to report a Great Shearwater seen from the New London ferry in Connecticut waters on way to Orient Point this morning.

Sara Zagorski
West Hartford


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Date: 8/5/22 3:27 am
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Burying Hill Beach- flying east, spotted with scope just southeast of Cockenoe Island

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/4/22 7:10 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Tanager
8/4/22 - Chatfield Hollow S.P., Killingworth, c. 9:30, male Scarlet Tanager, with transitional yellow spot on belly, in pines close to dam; Louisiana (prob.) Waterthrush in stream near the dam; a family of Gnatcatchers and probable Winter Wrens on the Boardwalk.Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison

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Date: 8/3/22 1:20 pm
From: AMY HOPKINS via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] birdwatching humor
I thought everyone might appreciate this new comic from Rosemary Mosco about nemesis birds
https://www.birdandmoon.com/comic/nemesis/

Amy HopkinsGuilford

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Date: 8/3/22 12:42 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern Harkness
Harkness- Black Tern on rocks at end of point. (3:30 ish).

Jo & Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 8/3/22 7:40 am
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport morning migrants
Upon hearing there were light north-northeast winds this morning, I headed to Burying Hill Beach to watch for blackbird and kingbird migrants.Although I arrived late(6:30am), there was decent movement and a few surprises.
Highlights include 3 Common Nighthawks,100 Chimney Swifts,1 American Kestrel,38 Eastern Kingbirds,2 Bobolinks,850 Red-winged Blackbirds,10 Yellow Warblers,1 Scarlet Tanger.


Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/2/22 6:15 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] cinnamomea Solitary Sandpiper Redding 7/31
On Sunday evening I noticed a good candidate for the cinnamomea subspecies
of Solitary Sandpiper on the N shore of Saugatuck Reservoir .

Good photos from Jeremy were sent to Tony Leukering who agrees with my ID
of this western-breeding form. It is the second documented CT record in
eBird and one of few east of the Mississippi, although is very likely
overlooked. Juvenile SOSA with buffy brown spots vs white on solitaria plus
buffy tones overall.

The exact spot we viewed it from requires a permit, but it could be visible
from the Saugatuck Universal Access Trail.

Chase and I also had 2 juvenile Glossy Ibis at Aspetuck Reservoir later
that evening, which is only the second record for that area.

Aidan Kiley
With Jeremy Nance and Chase McCabe
Fairfield

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Date: 8/2/22 4:54 am
From: Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Curlew Did Not Locate
Late day birding at Milford Point 8/1

Spent from 4:30 to 7 looking mostly on the Beach, south side, when heading to car noted the semis had mostly moved to the marsh and spent last half hour continuing to look to no avail.

Tide was just going out and birds were beginning to gather at my start time. I would say focus as much on the marsh as on the beach sooner than later. Since setting sun makes it hard to see later.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury

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Date: 8/1/22 10:19 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Help protect Plum Island
July 28, 2022



Dear Patrick,



You have a chance to help preserve Plum Island for the benefit of the public and the region’s wildlife.



You probably remember that Plum Island is at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. The U.S. government's animal disease center is there, but not for long — the center is moving to Kansas.



Which means Plum Island is ripe for conservation.



Please write today to President Joe Biden and urge him to declare Plum Island a national monument for conservation and historic preservation.


We've prepared a sample email for you to use. And please feel free to put the message to the President in your own words.
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Thank you so much!


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Date: 8/1/22 8:13 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Correction


Paul Desjardins
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I was informed Benedict Pond is in Norfolk. Sorry for any confusion!

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 8/1/22 8:07 am
From: Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RT Hummingbird Dynamics
Our hummingbird feeders continue to be busy, but the dynamics have changed.
New visitors: A more aggressive adult male has claimed one feeder, while a
juvenile male (with a patch of red feathers in the center of his throat) has
claimed the other. The juvenile sits on the hook above the feeder for long
periods and even preens while sitting on the feeder. We had to put out a
third feeder in another part of the yard for the 3 or 4 females that are
regular visitors. They also visit our deck plants, bee balm and cardinal
flowers.



Photos of juv. male at https://ebird.org/checklist/S116151690



Cindi Kobak

Guilford


























































































































































































































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Date: 7/31/22 4:18 pm
From: Nicolas Main via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Olive-sided Flycatcher - Yard Town of Litchfield
About an hour ago I located an early Olive-sided Flycatcher perched at the
very top of a dead snag in my yard. Attaching the eBird list below. Was not
able to relocate, but wanted to get the word out to encourage birders to be
on the lookout!
https://ebird.org/checklist/S116118962

Good birding,
Nicolas Main, Litchfield, CT

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Date: 7/31/22 1:17 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LIS "rain bait"
Last week while traveling by boat a mile or less off the coast from New
Haven to Westport, there was an impressive concentration of very small bait
fish on the water's surface off Milford near the mouth of the Housatonic
River. They were restricted to just this area.

Friends of mine noted similar schools this morning in western LIS off
Norwalk.

I am not sure what species is involved, but friends have speculated
juvenile menhaden AKA bunker.

Tiny baitfish are often referred to as "rain bait" because it looks like
countless drops of rain falling on the water when they all break the
surface at the same time.

These are the types of baits that staging and migrating terns should key-in
on while passing through the area. If those schools remain local, tern
numbers may increase substantially. I did not see many terns on the schools
I saw off Milford, but Laughing Gulls were sure getting in on the action.

Best,
Nick

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Date: 7/31/22 1:07 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Lighthouse Pt migration
I haven't been watching as intently during July as Greg or Tina, but last
week I noticed this event in a small scale at Hammonasset Beach SP in
Madison following a weak cold front. Several flocks, up high, moving down
the coast to the west as they do during their better-known late autumn
migration window.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Burying Hill Beach and Sherwood Island SP are great for Red-winged
> Blackbird migration in late July through August as well. Large flocks began
> moving south over a week ago. I have found that movement begins at dawn and
> slows by 8-9am. Many flocks are up very high and can be missed with the
> naked eye so continuing to scan with binoculars is a must. Eastern Kingbird
> and Bobolink migration in August is also good at these locations in
> Westport.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 31, 2022, at 1:29 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > The northbound migration iof shorebirds in May gets overshadowed by
> > warblers. Right now things are in reverse: the exciting southbound
> > shorebird push, augmented by an amazingly cooperative Curlew Sandpiper,
> is
> > getting all the juice. But landbird migration has begun as well, as
> > underlined by Paul Desdjardins amazingly eraary Blackpoll Warbler a few
> > days ago.
> >
> > This morning, after a bit of dithering, I headed to Lighthouse Point Park
> > in New Haven. This is one of the state's premier places to observe
> diurnal
> > migration in fall, but prime time is Sept to early Nov. But with good
> > weather (that is moderate northwest winds) I knew something would be
> > happening this morning. I didn't get there until 8:15, but I immediately
> > found myself in the midst of a little-known but consistent and reliable
> > late summer movement - the early push of Red-winged Blackbirds.
> >
> > Because I'm easily amused, I've been coming to Lighthouse on promising
> > days in late July through August for years, and I had no doubt today
> would
> > produce a 4-digit count of passage Red-wingeds. Signed, sealed,
> delivered.
> > From 8:15 to 9:15 I logged 2400. It then slowed down, with only 200 more
> > before it essentially ended at 9:30.
> >
> > I'm not aware of this movement being readily apparent anywhere else in
> the
> > state, which underscores Lighthouse's value as a convergence point for
> > diurnal migrants, most famously raptors. By the time the hawks start in
> > Septemeber, this phase of the Red-winged migration is over. The really
> big
> > movement of Icterids won't resume until after mid-October into the peak
> in
> > the first week of November.
> >
> > I didn't get much else on the move today, other than some Barn Swallows,
> > but before Sept there will be noteworthy flights of Eastern Kingbirds and
> > Bobolinks.
> >
> > Greg Hanisek
> > Waterbury
> >
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Date: 7/31/22 12:51 pm
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Lighthouse Pt migration
Burying Hill Beach and Sherwood Island SP are great for Red-winged Blackbird migration in late July through August as well. Large flocks began moving south over a week ago. I have found that movement begins at dawn and slows by 8-9am. Many flocks are up very high and can be missed with the naked eye so continuing to scan with binoculars is a must. Eastern Kingbird and Bobolink migration in August is also good at these locations in Westport.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 31, 2022, at 1:29 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> The northbound migration iof shorebirds in May gets overshadowed by
> warblers. Right now things are in reverse: the exciting southbound
> shorebird push, augmented by an amazingly cooperative Curlew Sandpiper, is
> getting all the juice. But landbird migration has begun as well, as
> underlined by Paul Desdjardins amazingly eraary Blackpoll Warbler a few
> days ago.
>
> This morning, after a bit of dithering, I headed to Lighthouse Point Park
> in New Haven. This is one of the state's premier places to observe diurnal
> migration in fall, but prime time is Sept to early Nov. But with good
> weather (that is moderate northwest winds) I knew something would be
> happening this morning. I didn't get there until 8:15, but I immediately
> found myself in the midst of a little-known but consistent and reliable
> late summer movement - the early push of Red-winged Blackbirds.
>
> Because I'm easily amused, I've been coming to Lighthouse on promising
> days in late July through August for years, and I had no doubt today would
> produce a 4-digit count of passage Red-wingeds. Signed, sealed, delivered.
> From 8:15 to 9:15 I logged 2400. It then slowed down, with only 200 more
> before it essentially ended at 9:30.
>
> I'm not aware of this movement being readily apparent anywhere else in the
> state, which underscores Lighthouse's value as a convergence point for
> diurnal migrants, most famously raptors. By the time the hawks start in
> Septemeber, this phase of the Red-winged migration is over. The really big
> movement of Icterids won't resume until after mid-October into the peak in
> the first week of November.
>
> I didn't get much else on the move today, other than some Barn Swallows,
> but before Sept there will be noteworthy flights of Eastern Kingbirds and
> Bobolinks.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
>
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Date: 7/31/22 12:06 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Benedict Pond Colebrook


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This morning seen at Benedict Pond the family of 4 Sandhill Cranes, 2 adult Common Loons with a large young, several Purple Finches and 3 Red Crossbills including an adult male perched on a wire against the sky singing and calling!

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Date: 7/31/22 10:30 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Pt migration
The northbound migration iof shorebirds in May gets overshadowed by
warblers. Right now things are in reverse: the exciting southbound
shorebird push, augmented by an amazingly cooperative Curlew Sandpiper, is
getting all the juice. But landbird migration has begun as well, as
underlined by Paul Desdjardins amazingly eraary Blackpoll Warbler a few
days ago.

This morning, after a bit of dithering, I headed to Lighthouse Point Park
in New Haven. This is one of the state's premier places to observe diurnal
migration in fall, but prime time is Sept to early Nov. But with good
weather (that is moderate northwest winds) I knew something would be
happening this morning. I didn't get there until 8:15, but I immediately
found myself in the midst of a little-known but consistent and reliable
late summer movement - the early push of Red-winged Blackbirds.

Because I'm easily amused, I've been coming to Lighthouse on promising
days in late July through August for years, and I had no doubt today would
produce a 4-digit count of passage Red-wingeds. Signed, sealed, delivered.
From 8:15 to 9:15 I logged 2400. It then slowed down, with only 200 more
before it essentially ended at 9:30.

I'm not aware of this movement being readily apparent anywhere else in the
state, which underscores Lighthouse's value as a convergence point for
diurnal migrants, most famously raptors. By the time the hawks start in
Septemeber, this phase of the Red-winged migration is over. The really big
movement of Icterids won't resume until after mid-October into the peak in
the first week of November.

I didn't get much else on the move today, other than some Barn Swallows,
but before Sept there will be noteworthy flights of Eastern Kingbirds and
Bobolinks.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 7/31/22 5:40 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper Updates?
Karen, the most reliable place has been Milford Point. The most reliable time has been on a newly falling tide, 2-3 hours after high tide, on the main sandbar - S side, 1/2 way out. Others have seen it on a rising tide, 3 hours before high. Still others have spotted it in the big salt marsh from the lot platform, on a lower tide.

Frank Mantlik

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> On Jul 30, 2022, at 8:45 PM, Karen Prager via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I've made two failed attempts to see the Curlew Sandpiper; thinking about
> making a third trip down to Milford tomorrow from Hartford County. Anyone
> else planning a trip? Any pieces of advice?
>
> --
> Karen Prager
>
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Date: 7/30/22 5:46 pm
From: Karen Prager via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Updates?
I've made two failed attempts to see the Curlew Sandpiper; thinking about
making a third trip down to Milford tomorrow from Hartford County. Anyone
else planning a trip? Any pieces of advice?

--
Karen Prager

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Date: 7/30/22 12:32 pm
From: GLEN M CUMMINGS via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony
Thank to both Chris and Bianca for their posts. Growing up on Saugatuck Shores from 1954 till the early 70’s, I remember going out to Cockonoe Island via a small 8 foot pram and also sailing out there doing overnights too. I really don’t remember there ever being a Tern colony there but sure do remember that there was a very active colony out beyond Pecks Light on Goose Island.

Did the colony on Goose Island move over to Cockonoe Island at some point in these later years?





Glen Cummings Hamden CT



-----Original Message-----
From: Bianca Beland via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:12 PM
To: C Wood <cwood022...>
Cc: CT Bird Report <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony



Hi All,



I’ve mentioned the loss of island habitat situation to folks at work (DEEP Land and Water Resources Division). I had thoughts that perhaps dredging projects in the area (with suitable sediment chemistry and size) could supplement the areas losing material to rising tides and erosion. There

*may* be funding to conduct such restoration work on the island. However the project would need a managing authority. Please contact me at <mailto:<bianca.beland...> <bianca.beland...> if this is something you have the capacity and interest to manage as a project through a non profit like Audubon or municipal type position.



Thanks to Chris Wood and others for bringing to light the history and current status of the colony at Cockonoe!



Bianca



On Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 8:39 AM C Wood via CTBirds < <mailto:<ctbirds...> <ctbirds...> wrote:



> There was recently here a discussion about the decline of the tern

> colony on Cockonoe Island in Westport. I visited the area several

> times between

> 2016 and 2019 (from a boat well offshore) and photographed what was a

> large and healthy colony. For anyone interested, I have an album of

> those photos

> here: <https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E> https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E <

> <https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E> https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E>

>

> This tern colony did have to deal with high tides as well as dogs and

> humans disrupting nesting activity. Unfortunately, it is unlikely

> that terns can find another suitable location for a colony this size,

> at least along the western Connecticut coast.

>

>

>

> Chris Wood

>

> Woodbury, CT

> 203 558-0654

>

>

>

>

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Date: 7/30/22 12:05 pm
From: Bianca Beland via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony
Hi All,

I’ve mentioned the loss of island habitat situation to folks at work (DEEP
Land and Water Resources Division). I had thoughts that perhaps dredging
projects in the area (with suitable sediment chemistry and size) could
supplement the areas losing material to rising tides and erosion. There
*may* be funding to conduct such restoration work on the island. However
the project would need a managing authority. Please contact me at
<bianca.beland...> if this is something you have the capacity and
interest to manage as a project through a non profit like Audubon or
municipal type position.

Thanks to Chris Wood and others for bringing to light the history and
current status of the colony at Cockonoe!

Bianca

On Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 8:39 AM C Wood via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> There was recently here a discussion about the decline of the tern colony
> on Cockonoe Island in Westport. I visited the area several times between
> 2016 and 2019 (from a boat well offshore) and photographed what was a large
> and healthy colony. For anyone interested, I have an album of those photos
> here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E <
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E>
>
> This tern colony did have to deal with high tides as well as dogs and
> humans disrupting nesting activity. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that
> terns can find another suitable location for a colony this size, at least
> along the western Connecticut coast.
>
>
>
> Chris Wood
>
> Woodbury, CT
> 203 558-0654
>
>
>
>
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Date: 7/30/22 8:10 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Milford Point Marsh side
Curlew Sandpiper Milford Point Marsh side. Difficult viewing b/c in grassy area and tide coming in. Viewed from parking lot platform looking right.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 7/30/22 7:49 am
From: Jonathan Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Any word on curlew sandpiper today?
I would appreciate any info on whether or not the curlew sandpiper has
remained at Milford point.
Many thanks

Jonathan Green
Vernon

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Date: 7/30/22 5:39 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockonoe Tern Colony
There was recently here a discussion about the decline of the tern colony on Cockonoe Island in Westport. I visited the area several times between 2016 and 2019 (from a boat well offshore) and photographed what was a large and healthy colony. For anyone interested, I have an album of those photos here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E <https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/Xrwa33264E>

This tern colony did have to deal with high tides as well as dogs and humans disrupting nesting activity. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that terns can find another suitable location for a colony this size, at least along the western Connecticut coast.



Chris Wood

Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654




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Date: 7/29/22 12:10 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CUrlew Sand Milford Pt 3pm- showing well
7/29. Mantlik

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Date: 7/29/22 11:16 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/29-Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10:50am-12:10pm. tide
rising, 85F, overcast, breezy.
A brief visit this morning, as I watched the Purple Martin crew tend to our
Purple Martin colony. Two chicks fledged as we were there observing, a few
more still in their gourds. One gourd still has 4 eggs, which are not
viable.
The adults were sitting on top of each pole, some with dragonflies in their
beaks, waiting patiently to feed their young.
Our ospreys are doing well. Lots of calling this morning. Two of the young
have fledged and one was still on the nest being fed a fish, while the
other two were flying around the grounds.
5 young yellow crowned night herons flying around and landing in the trees.
Around the center grounds: 2 Song sparrows (one was banded), 1 young
Common Grackle and 1 young Starling were bathing and drinking from our
water fountain, 8 Mourning doves, 2 American Robins, 1 American Crow, 1
Mockingbird, 1 Catbird, 2 singing Cardinals, 2 House finches.
Our pollinator garden is teeming with butterflies, caterpillars and bees.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 7/29/22 10:48 am
From: Christopher Unsworth via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sand
Sorry, this message was from mid-morning today. Got hung up somewhere…

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> On Jul 29, 2022, at 13:13, Christopher Unsworth <chrisunsworth...> wrote:
>
> On the outer bar at milford pt. Now.
>
> About half way down toward the tip. Outer shore
>
> Christopher Unsworth
> Cheshire, CT.
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 7/29/22 10:13 am
From: Chris Unsworth via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sand
On the outer bar at milford pt. Now.

About half way down toward the tip. Outer shore

Christopher Unsworth
Cheshire, CT.

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Date: 7/29/22 10:06 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] juv P-b Grebes Bantam Lake
Late this a.m. I had two juvenile Pied-billed Grebes actively and
successfully fishing near the Litchfield Town Beach (limited non-resident
access) on Bantam Lake. They appeared to be full size but showed juvenile
head plumage. They were in dense aquatic vegetation in the northwest corner
of the lake, adjacent to a good-sized shrub swamp that would be suitable
for breeding. Impossible to tell if they were yet capable of flight, but
they have bred close by at Little Pond in the past. Statewide they have
become very scarce (but also secretive) breeders.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 7/29/22 8:00 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point Caspian Tern
A Caspian Tern made a close pass heading west past Stonington Point in Stonington this morning. Was hoping for Wilson's Storm-Petrels as conditions were perfect for seeing them from land and this location is good when they are around. A mink was successfully feeding in the water off of the point.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/29/22 7:58 am
From: Abby Sesselberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper-Milford Point

Bird relocated by Chris Unsworth.

Outer sandbar. May flush due to coming tide.

-Abby Sesselberg
Guilford


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Date: 7/29/22 7:34 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-rumped Stratford
I have an adult WR Sandpiper at the warehouse pond now. About 70 peeps
total. Birds are flighty but will come back with patience.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield

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Date: 7/28/22 5:43 pm
From: ashippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Aton Forest / AF-Benedict Pond: any pointers for Friday AM?
Friends!
Late to ask, but I'll try:  we're thinking of trying Aton Forest up near Colebrook tomorrow morning.
We'd be going up 183 to the road that becomes N. Colebrook.  It looks like there are 4 relevant eBird hotspots marked there, including Aton Forest & Aton Forest — Benedict Pond Outlet.  
Any suggestions of how to proceed there?  Where to park & start?  The eBird mark for Aton Forest seems to be at some center or building:  helpful place?

Thanks for your help.    Arthur Shippee & Mary Porterfiled    Hamden, CT

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Date: 7/28/22 7:20 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Western Sand Stratford Pt
I have an adult male Western Sand now on the rocks at Stratford Pt. Very
bright adult- scaps very rufous. Bill very short for the species so
certainly male.

Aidan Kiley with Sam Buttrick
Fairfield

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Date: 7/28/22 6:36 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FRANKLIN’S Gull, Windham
7/28. Phil Rusch reports what he believes was an adult Franklin’s Gull this morn around 7am at Windham/Mansfield dam walk accessed from Rt 6 in Windham. It flew, and local birders are still trying to refind it. He has had technical trouble in posting it.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/28/22 6:31 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable Franklin’s Gull North Windham
Earlier this morning around 6:45AM there was a dark hooded gull seen from the Airport Trail at Windham Airport/ Mansfield Hollow Reservoir.

The bird was on the rocky shoreline with 3 Ring-billed Gulls. It was spooked by 3 squawking Great Blue Herons and headed north towards the boat ramp.

Quick description:
Dark hood with large bright white eyerings.
Extensive white at the primary tips.
Slightly smaller tha the Ring-bills

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 7/27/22 7:47 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Terns
Spent some time on the Stamford fishing pier yesterday, binoculars in hand.
No baitfish - no terns. Two DC Cormorants, couple of Ring Billed Gulls, at
least 100 Canada Geese on fields and leisurely crossing road, flying
Oystercatcher and a few Fish Crows.

Paul Plotnick
Stamford

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Date: 7/27/22 5:51 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Chocolate Factory Throwdown Met
Looking for birds is its own reward -- but if you add chocolate! Challenge accepted! Now I'm going to look that much harder.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On 07/26/2022 10:07 AM Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>
> Julian (and others):
>
> Funny, I thought about offering chocolate as rewards for tern band reads, but thought that might impugn your dignity as birders. Knowing otherwise, it's on: I will happily send chocolate to anyone who finds me ROST or COTE fledglings with bands on.
>
> However, you insult me with talk of Hershey's, sir. I would not stoop so low.
>
> There were two Royal terns out here this week, so folks might want to keep an eye peeled for those, too.
>
> Thank you
>
> Margaret Rubega
> (she/her/hers)
> Professor
> CT State Ornithologist
> Curator, Ornithology Collections
> Dept Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
> University of Connecticut
> <margaret.rubega...>
> @profrubega
> 860-486-4502
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> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 11:37:43 +0000
> From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
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> Compo Beach- largest concentration of Laughing Gulls I have seen this season, at least 125 feeding offshore between Compo Beach and Cockenoe Island as well as a group coming in to roost at the tern sand spit. Also about 40 Common Terns continue at the East White Rocks area and one Roseate Tern seen and heard just off Compo’s south beach.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 08:04:49 -0400
> From: Julian Hough <jrhough1...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Chocolate factory throw down
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> Dear Margaret,
>
> I will be happy to keep an eye out at Sandy Point during the post-breeding dispersal for marked birdd. In the past couple of year's more Roseate's than normal have showed up which is nice to see and hopefully indicative of a good breeding season. I assume these are Faulkner birds, but do you have data that GGI nesters penetrate or disperse this far into the mid-sound? I assume no sightings of the returning Bridled Tern this year?
>
> However, I like chocolate, so we should work out a quid pro quo here whereby I am paid in chocolate for each flag I find! :)
>
> And being British, it can't be the Hershey pseudo-chocolate stuff- gotta be the real deal! So let me know, and I can send you my mailing address, or have Joan drop them off!
>
> Willy Wonka out.
>
> Julian Hough
> New Haven
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Date: 7/26/22 7:25 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper 7/26? - NO
Since I discovered the adult CURLEW SANDPIPER in Stratford on Monday, July 18, it has been seen by many each day at various places, but especially Milford Point - until today. Despite many people searching it’s usual haunts, it could not be found. It seems the passage of last night’s cold front perhaps nudged it on its continued migration. I encourage anyone who relocated it to promptly post their sighting here.

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Stratford

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Date: 7/26/22 3:45 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blackpoll Warbler!


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George Amato and myself observed a basic plumaged Blackpoll Warbler from the observation deck near the parking lot at the Milford Point Coastal Center this afternoon. This is probably the earliest this species has occured in Connecticut during the southward migration.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 7/26/22 10:48 am
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stilt Sandpiper at Harkness 7/25 1 pm
Sorry for the late reporting, but I thought it was a Yellowlegs (thanks go
to Aidan Kiley for ID’ing the bird from a not great far away highly cropped
photo I posted). I stopped at Harkness for a first time visit on my way
back home to CT from out of state just before the short
downpour/thunderstorms came through. I saw a bunch of peeps feeding in the
shallows on a spit of sand and there was the larger bird behind that.

If the Stilt Sandpiper is still hanging around it was to the right if you
were facing out towards the water near the parking area in the shallows
between the Niering Preserve paths and the shore. There was a footbridge
you could see (not accessible to the public) with lots of Cormorants and
egrets on the far side. Lots of Common & Least Terns, too.

Ellynne Rey
(<Ellynnerey...>)
Stamford

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Date: 7/26/22 7:58 am
From: Victor Quintanilla via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Avocet and Curlew
Thanks for the info.

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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Avocet and Curlew

Victor,
The Avocet was a one-afternoon bird on Sunday. The Curlew Sandpiper was reported at Milford Point yesterday morning, but apparently no sightings yet today. I just left there.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jul 26, 2022, at 9:42 AM, Victor Quintanilla via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Any word if one or both are still present at Milford? Thanks.
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Date: 7/26/22 7:56 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Avocet and Curlew
Victor,
The Avocet was a one-afternoon bird on Sunday. The Curlew Sandpiper was reported at Milford Point yesterday morning, but apparently no sightings yet today. I just left there.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jul 26, 2022, at 9:42 AM, Victor Quintanilla via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Any word if one or both are still present at Milford? Thanks.
>
> Victor
> Cheshire
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Date: 7/26/22 7:55 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Chocolate Factory Throwdown Met
Looking for birds is its own reward -- but if you add chocolate! Challenge accepted! Now I'm going to look that much harder.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On 07/26/2022 10:07 AM Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Julian (and others):
>
> Funny, I thought about offering chocolate as rewards for tern band reads, but thought that might impugn your dignity as birders. Knowing otherwise, it's on: I will happily send chocolate to anyone who finds me ROST or COTE fledglings with bands on.
>
> However, you insult me with talk of Hershey's, sir. I would not stoop so low.
>
> There were two Royal terns out here this week, so folks might want to keep an eye peeled for those, too.
>
> Thank you
>
> Margaret Rubega
> (she/her/hers)
> Professor
> CT State Ornithologist
> Curator, Ornithology Collections
> Dept Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
> University of Connecticut
> <margaret.rubega...>
> @profrubega
> 860-486-4502
> ________________________________
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> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 11:37:43 +0000
> From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
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> Compo Beach- largest concentration of Laughing Gulls I have seen this season, at least 125 feeding offshore between Compo Beach and Cockenoe Island as well as a group coming in to roost at the tern sand spit. Also about 40 Common Terns continue at the East White Rocks area and one Roseate Tern seen and heard just off Compo’s south beach.
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 08:04:49 -0400
> From: Julian Hough <jrhough1...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Chocolate factory throw down
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> Dear Margaret,
>
> I will be happy to keep an eye out at Sandy Point during the post-breeding dispersal for marked birdd. In the past couple of year's more Roseate's than normal have showed up which is nice to see and hopefully indicative of a good breeding season. I assume these are Faulkner birds, but do you have data that GGI nesters penetrate or disperse this far into the mid-sound? I assume no sightings of the returning Bridled Tern this year?
>
> However, I like chocolate, so we should work out a quid pro quo here whereby I am paid in chocolate for each flag I find! :)
>
> And being British, it can't be the Hershey pseudo-chocolate stuff- gotta be the real deal! So let me know, and I can send you my mailing address, or have Joan drop them off!
>
> Willy Wonka out.
>
> Julian Hough
> New Haven
>
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Date: 7/26/22 7:08 am
From: Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chocolate Factory Throwdown Met
Julian (and others):

Funny, I thought about offering chocolate as rewards for tern band reads, but thought that might impugn your dignity as birders. Knowing otherwise, it's on: I will happily send chocolate to anyone who finds me ROST or COTE fledglings with bands on.

However, you insult me with talk of Hershey's, sir. I would not stoop so low.

There were two Royal terns out here this week, so folks might want to keep an eye peeled for those, too.

Thank you

Margaret Rubega
(she/her/hers)
Professor
CT State Ornithologist
Curator, Ornithology Collections
Dept Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
<margaret.rubega...>
@profrubega
860-486-4502
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Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
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Compo Beach- largest concentration of Laughing Gulls I have seen this season, at least 125 feeding offshore between Compo Beach and Cockenoe Island as well as a group coming in to roost at the tern sand spit. Also about 40 Common Terns continue at the East White Rocks area and one Roseate Tern seen and heard just off Compos south beach.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 08:04:49 -0400
From: Julian Hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chocolate factory throw down
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Dear Margaret,

I will be happy to keep an eye out at Sandy Point during the post-breeding dispersal for marked birdd. In the past couple of year's more Roseate's than normal have showed up which is nice to see and hopefully indicative of a good breeding season. I assume these are Faulkner birds, but do you have data that GGI nesters penetrate or disperse this far into the mid-sound? I assume no sightings of the returning Bridled Tern this year?

However, I like chocolate, so we should work out a quid pro quo here whereby I am paid in chocolate for each flag I find! :)

And being British, it can't be the Hershey pseudo-chocolate stuff- gotta be the real deal! So let me know, and I can send you my mailing address, or have Joan drop them off!

Willy Wonka out.

Julian Hough
New Haven

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Date: 7/26/22 6:43 am
From: Victor Quintanilla via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet and Curlew
Any word if one or both are still present at Milford? Thanks.

Victor
Cheshire

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Date: 7/25/22 5:06 am
From: Julian Hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chocolate factory throw down
Dear Margaret,

I will be happy to keep an eye out at Sandy Point during the post-breeding dispersal for marked birdd. In the past couple of year's more Roseate's than normal have showed up which is nice to see and hopefully indicative of a good breeding season. I assume these are Faulkner birds, but do you have data that GGI nesters penetrate or disperse this far into the mid-sound? I assume no sightings of the returning Bridled Tern this year?

However, I like chocolate, so we should work out a quid pro quo here whereby I am paid in chocolate for each flag I find! :)

And being British, it can't be the Hershey pseudo-chocolate stuff- gotta be the real deal! So let me know, and I can send you my mailing address, or have Joan drop them off!

Willy Wonka out.

Julian Hough
New Haven

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Date: 7/25/22 4:38 am
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
Compo Beach- largest concentration of Laughing Gulls I have seen this season, at least 125 feeding offshore between Compo Beach and Cockenoe Island as well as a group coming in to roost at the tern sand spit. Also about 40 Common Terns continue at the East White Rocks area and one Roseate Tern seen and heard just off Compo’s south beach.

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Westport
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Date: 7/24/22 8:04 pm
From: Rubega, Margaret via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Reverse Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tern Challenge
Hello, CT Birders,

If you are out and about in the heat at the coast, you may notice that terns have begun to appear. Adult terns and their successful offspring are beginning to leave their breeding spots and congregate at coastal sites. At Great Gull Island this year, we put plastic field readable (PFR) bands on 100 Roseate and 100 Common Tern hatchlings, to determine if we could measure fledging rates by resighting banded birds. Those birds have begun leaving GGI -- Matthew Male spotted one of them today in Waterford; in a fascinating first, we saw it BACK on Great Gull this evening. Interested in the challenge of looking for a needle in the haystack? It's kind of like being Willy Wonka, only the bird is the golden ticket, and there's no chocolate involved. If you spot one of these birds, we would LOVE to hear from you. The bands are made out of plastic and have 3 digit alpha-numeric codes printed on them in a contrasting color -- the Common Tern young of the year are wearing black bands with white l
ettering; the Roseate Tern young of the year are wearing yellow bands with black lettering. The most valuable observations would be of the complete band code, but even spotting the band without being able to read it is informative. Reports sent directly to me at <margaret.rubega...> would keep from cluttering up the CTBirds feed.

Happy birding.

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Date: 7/24/22 1:34 pm
From: Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A very Craney day!


Hi All,

This morning Kimberly Jannarone and I went in search of Sandhill Cranes in Litchfield county, and we were happily surprised to find not just the one family recently reported, but a second family as well. The first, in a field on Westside Rd. in Norfolk, had one juvenile that was already getting close to the size of the adults (though still obviously juvenileno red cap). The second family, just a short hop away in a large mown lawn on Colebrook Rd., east up the hill from Benedict Pond, had two juvenilesalmost fledglingsthat were noticeably smaller and clumsier.

Very exciting to see TWO successful breeding pairs in Connecticuton the same day!

Here are the checklists (with some bonus families of crossbills, loons, Cooper's hawks, and RB nuthatches):
https://ebird.org/checklist/S115651494
https://ebird.org/checklist/S115656932

happy birding,
Bill Rankin
Kimberly Jannarone
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Date: 7/24/22 1:26 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
A reminder that this is a place to share information about birds and birding. Several people answered the question posed earlier, and further comments were not necessary.

And it should go without saying that this is NOT the place to stereotype people based on where they live, or for any other reason.

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Jul 24, 2022, at 11:26 AM, Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I’m down with that description/abbreviation! Waaaay better! I was just telling Glenn that after one too many excursions to LI to see snowies MOB meant something else entirely lol
>
> Christina Cole
>
>> On Jul 24, 2022, at 11:08 AM, Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> wrote:
>> 
>> Many Other Birders, I think.
>> Kathy Van Der Aue
>> Southport, CT
>>>> On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 11:06 AM Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>> Christina,
>>> I believe that "mob" is a variant of abbreviations M.ob, MOB, or m.ob meaning "many observers," not a judgment or description of behavior.
>>> Glenn Williams
>>> Mystic
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Date: 7/24/22 12:53 pm
From: Liz Jaffin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cowbird/Common Yellowthroat
Just watched a male common yellowthroat feeding a juvenile cowbird in my yard in Woodbury. Almost got a picture except the cowbird moved behind a thick branch to take the food and then flew off.
I’ve seen this a few times before but never with a yellowthroat.
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Date: 7/24/22 12:44 pm
From: Darryl Rathbun via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Avocet Milford Pt
The American Avocet is still feeding in tyy it’s lagoon between the spit of
land and the outer sandbar at Milford Pt. Great views!

Darryl Rathbun
Stratford CT

Arthur Shippee
Hamden CT

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Date: 7/24/22 11:31 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] M. Point. Re: Avocet Milford
2:28: alone in inside of outer bank, across from the last houses, Milford Pt.

Arthur Shippee
Hamden

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> On Jul 24, 2022, at 12:10 PM, Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Avocet flew up river, chased by an oystercatcher and is currently on the
> inner Milford bar across from Knapps Landing.
>
> Aidan Kiley and Chase McCabe
> Fairfield
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Date: 7/24/22 11:19 am
From: Darryl Rathbun via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet
American Avocet is on outer Milford sandbar, river side, and visible from Knapp’s Landing now.

Darryl Rathbun
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Date: 7/24/22 10:46 am
From: Emily Keating via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet and Whimbrel - Milford Point
The Avocet and a Whimbrel are both present at Milford point, viewing from
Knapps Landing.

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Date: 7/24/22 10:44 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet still at Milford Point
Avocet currently on outer bar of Milford Point. Being viewed with scope from Knapps Landing. Whimbrel no longer visible from here.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 7/24/22 9:10 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet Milford
Avocet flew up river, chased by an oystercatcher and is currently on the
inner Milford bar across from Knapps Landing.

Aidan Kiley and Chase McCabe
Fairfield

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Date: 7/24/22 8:26 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
I’m down with that description/abbreviation! Waaaay better! I was just telling Glenn that after one too many excursions to LI to see snowies MOB meant something else entirely lol

Christina Cole

> On Jul 24, 2022, at 11:08 AM, Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> wrote:
>
> 
> Many Other Birders, I think.
>
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, CT
>
>
>> On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 11:06 AM Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>> Christina,
>>
>> I believe that "mob" is a variant of abbreviations M.ob, MOB, or m.ob meaning "many observers," not a judgment or description of behavior.
>>
>> Glenn Williams
>> Mystic
>>
>>
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Date: 7/24/22 8:21 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avocet, Milford Pt
Found by Kathy Hall. On sandbar. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 7/24/22 8:09 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
Many Other Birders, I think.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT


On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 11:06 AM Glenn Williams via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Christina,
>
> I believe that "mob" is a variant of abbreviations M.ob, MOB, or m.ob
> meaning "many observers," not a judgment or description of behavior.
>
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
>
>
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Date: 7/24/22 8:06 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
Christina,

I believe that "mob" is a variant of abbreviations M.ob, MOB, or m.ob meaning "many observers," not a judgment or description of behavior.

Glenn Williams
Mystic


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Date: 7/24/22 7:53 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
I don’t think I said I’m interested in having it all to myself but rather don’t like crowds. Especially with a new Covid variant. Outside or not. When you have a camera up to your face sometimes the ebb and flo is a little sticky. But also I’m not at a height to shoot around others. Not that I feel an explanation is that necessary. I think it was a reasonable request in today’s element when someone annotates “mobs.”

Christina Cole

> On Jul 24, 2022, at 10:36 AM, Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> wrote:
>
> 
> As one of the MOB mentioned, I can only say that everyone was very respectful, plus it is most helpful to have many eyes on the flocks of mixed shorebirds constantly moving about. I wouldn't delay my efforts to see this beautiful rarity in breeding plumage in hopes of having it all to myself. Good luck!
>
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, CT
>
>
>> On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 10:25 AM Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> May I add can we have a “people” report with this as well? After reading the 33 individual eBird sighting notes yesterday and words like “seen with mob” were used… as a loner birder/photographer this does not sound like a gratifying experience.
>> (Feels like 103 today yay ) heat +hoards= hell lol
>>
>> Christina Cole
>> Killingworth
>>
>> New book out as of 6/27/22- Weird, Wild, Wonderful Connecticut: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781634994026
>>
>> > On Jul 24, 2022, at 7:51 AM, adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>> >
>> > Keep the posts up here if it’s hanging ... heading down this afternoon with mad hope!
>> >
>> > Adrian Lewis - Woodbury
>> > 860-417-8393
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
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Date: 7/24/22 7:37 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper
As one of the MOB mentioned, I can only say that everyone was very
respectful, plus it is most helpful to have many eyes on the flocks of
mixed shorebirds constantly moving about. I wouldn't delay my efforts to
see this beautiful rarity in breeding plumage in hopes of having it all to
myself. Good luck!


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT


On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 10:25 AM Christina Cole via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

>
> May I add can we have a “people” report with this as well? After reading
> the 33 individual eBird sighting notes yesterday and words like “seen with
> mob” were used… as a loner birder/photographer this does not sound like a
> gratifying experience.
> (Feels like 103 today yay ) heat +hoards= hell lol
>
> Christina Cole
> Killingworth
>
> New book out as of 6/27/22- Weird, Wild, Wonderful Connecticut:
> https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781634994026
>
> > On Jul 24, 2022, at 7:51 AM, adrian lewis via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Keep the posts up here if it’s hanging ... heading down this afternoon
> with mad hope!
> >
> > Adrian Lewis - Woodbury
> > 860-417-8393
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
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Date: 7/24/22 7:26 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper

May I add can we have a “people” report with this as well? After reading the 33 individual eBird sighting notes yesterday and words like “seen with mob” were used… as a loner birder/photographer this does not sound like a gratifying experience.
(Feels like 103 today yay ) heat +hoards= hell lol

Christina Cole
Killingworth

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> On Jul 24, 2022, at 7:51 AM, adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Keep the posts up here if it’s hanging ... heading down this afternoon with mad hope!
>
> Adrian Lewis - Woodbury
> 860-417-8393
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 7/24/22 4:51 am
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper
Keep the posts up here if it’s hanging ... heading down this afternoon with mad hope!

Adrian Lewis - Woodbury
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Date: 7/23/22 12:16 pm
From: Maria Stockmal via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
Waterthrush

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Date: 7/23/22 11:39 am
From: chrisandkeri via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sandpiper
Thanks to everyone on the beach today.everyone was ethical in their birding and photographing the birds...we all worked together and it was relocated several times ..first sighing was at 6:06am on the incoming tide...then it came back as it has been , on the receding tide at around 10 and was still there at 12:30....Best of luck and good birdingChris roberts

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Date: 7/23/22 10:24 am
From: Steve Mayo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] (Migrating RTHU?) Hummingbird - Hammonesett
As part of a nice morning at Hammo, I did a bit of a sea watch at Meig's
Point. In addition to the expected "pelagics" for this time of year
(dragonflies, Bank Swallows, paddle boarders) I was surprised to see a
hummingbird far out in LIS, heading roughly SW. It was distant but
unmistakable (tiny, bulbous, slightly swerving and/or undulating with a
very long, shallow, 50-foot or so, "wavelength"). The 'scope observation
lasted a good portion of a minute until it was lost over by Falkner
Island.

This seems a month early for any coastal movement of Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds.

Steve Mayo
Bethany

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Date: 7/23/22 9:51 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Continues
The Curlew Sandpiper was still showing nicely on the outer bar when I left Milford Point at 12:30 p.m.
Frank GalloNew CanaanOnly 2 spots left on  my DecemberSunrise Birding Jamaica tour. Sign up soon. 

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Date: 7/23/22 8:02 am
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Curlew Sandpiper continues on outer bar now- 11am


Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/23/22 7:57 am
From: Jayne Champion via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 5600, Issue 2
❣️ Loved the snow pictures

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> 1. Re: Curlew sp (Ellynne Rey)
> 2. Answering questions about conditions for viewing the Curlew Sandpiper
> (Ken Elkins)
> 3. Re: Curlew sp (Paul Plotnick)
> 4. Re: Curlew sp (Nichols Photography)
> 5. Re: Curlew sp (Ellynne Rey)
> 6. Re: Curlew Sandpiper photos, 7/21/22 (Thomas Robben)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 12:11:24 -0400
> From: Ellynne Rey <ellynnerey...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
> To: chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...>
> Cc: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
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> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>
> Ellynne
>
>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>>
>> I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day at
>> milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be appreciated
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
>> To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>>
>> Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper. Is
>> it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
>> yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>>
>> Ellynne Rey
>> <Ellynnerey...>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 16:19:46 +0000
> From: Ken Elkins <kElkins...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Answering questions about conditions for viewing
> the Curlew Sandpiper
> To: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>,
> "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
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> Hi Christina and others considering the visit here.
>
> The bird has been seen most about half way out the sandbar. Walking out from the coastal center to the platform, it's about a 5-10 minute walk in the sand. All the way out is another 10 minutes.
>
> It is being seen most about 1 hour on either side of high tide. Lower tides, there are too many spaces for the shorebirds to relocate it Tomorrow morning, after 9 am will be most likely to find it, with 9:30-11am the best conditions if I'm guessing correctly. This evening, after 6:00 could work, though it's been found on falling tides more than rising tides, so closest to sunset around 8pm is much more likely.
>
> For tides here, I tend to follow search for Sniffens Point, Stratford. Milford Harbor isn't too far off.
>
> *About the Coastal Center facilities: our building is closed to visitors on weekdays, with such a large enrollment in our summer camps, our bathrooms seem to always have at least one child in them. The center is open to the public 9-4 on Saturday and Noon-4 on Sunday.
>
> Good luck,
> Ken
>
>
> Ken Elkins
> Director, Coastal Center at Milford Point
> 1 Milford Point Road
> Milford, CT 06460
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christina Cole via CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds...>]
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2022 11:49 AM
> To: Ct Birds List <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew ??
>
>
> Well being fair and European anyone want to clue me in on how far out and tough of a walk this might be in the heat.
>
> I’m tossing the idea around … but admittedly I’m being a sissy
>
> Also with blues on the beach occupying short beach this weekend in Stratford it may spend more time on the Milford side. If it’s like last years they probably start setting up today or yesterday!
>
> Christina Cole
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 12:28:45 -0400
> From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
> To: Ellynne Rey <ellynnerey...>
> Cc: chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...>, ct birds
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> Question - where does the bird go at low tide? It's obviously still around.
> Ellynne and I were there yesterday around 1 pm- of course it was not there.
>
> Paul Plotnick
> Stamford
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
>> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
>> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>>
>> Ellynne
>>
>>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day
>> at
>>> milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be
>> appreciated
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>
>>>
>>> -------- Original message --------
>>> From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>> Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
>>> To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>>>
>>> Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper.
>> Is
>>> it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
>>> yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>>>
>>> Ellynne Rey
>>> <Ellynnerey...>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 12:35:07 -0400
> From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
> To: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
> Cc: Ellynne Rey <ellynnerey...>, chrisandkeri
> <chrisandkeri...>, ct birds <ctbirds...>
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> But it returned later in the evening som I’m thinking it will return today around the same time.
>
> Monica nichols
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 22, 2022, at 12:29 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Question - where does the bird go at low tide? It's obviously still around.
>> Ellynne and I were there yesterday around 1 pm- of course it was not there.
>>
>> Paul Plotnick
>> Stamford
>>
>>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <
>>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
>>> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
>>> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>>>
>>> Ellynne
>>>
>>>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day
>>> at
>>>> milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be
>>> appreciated
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -------- Original message --------
>>>> From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>>> Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
>>>> To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
>>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>>>>
>>>> Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper.
>>> Is
>>>> it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
>>>> yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>>>>
>>>> Ellynne Rey
>>>> <Ellynnerey...>
>>>>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 12:40:01 -0400
> From: Ellynne Rey <ellynnerey...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
> To: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
> Cc: chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...>, ct birds
> <Ctbirds...>
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> Thanks all. I work tonight so can’t get back. Maybe tomorrow early is a
> slim possibility. I may try a few little areas between here and
> Bridgeport/Stratford. I appreciate the strategic info. When you’re not
> looking it seems you see flocks of sandpipers land at the water’s edge.
> Aside from AMOY and a few terms & plovers it’s quiet.
>
> Thanks again for the info!
>
> Ellynne
> (<Ellynnerey...>)
>
>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> wrote:
>>
>> Question - where does the bird go at low tide? It's obviously still
>> around. Ellynne and I were there yesterday around 1 pm- of course it was
>> not there.
>>
>> Paul Plotnick
>> Stamford
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
>>> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
>>> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>>>
>>> Ellynne
>>>
>>>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day
>>> at
>>>> milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be
>>> appreciated
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -------- Original message --------
>>>> From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>>> Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
>>>> To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
>>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>>>>
>>>> Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper.
>>> Is
>>>> it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
>>>> yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>>>>
>>>> Ellynne Rey
>>>> <Ellynnerey...>
>>>>
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>>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 13:29:16 -0400
> From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper photos, 7/21/22
> To: Steve Hubbard <hubbardsr...>
> Cc: SendEmailTo CTbirds <ctbirds...>
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> Steve,
> THANK YOU for some of the most wonderful photos possible of a Curlew
> Sandpiper.
>
> Do not miss these photos!
> Everybody should click on Steve's Flickr link:
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/30264683@N07/52G6M21808 or
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/30264683@N07/sets/72177720300739784/
>
> Tom Robben
> Glastonbury CT
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 10:52 AM Steve Hubbard via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> I was with other birders/photographers yesterday morning (7/21) at Milford
>> Point around 10 am observing the Curlew. At one point, it was flushed by
>> other sandpipers, but shortly after, it flew back and landed approx. 25 ft.
>> from me, near the water’s edge. Here are a few photos I was fortunate to
>> get. https://www.flickr.com/gp/30264683@N07/52G6M21808
>>
>> Steve Hubbard
>>
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Date: 7/22/22 3:36 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Thanks for finding my glasses
Thanks Vin, i agree with that.
In my experience, birders are the nicest group of people you will ever
meet.
They care about birds, nature, air and water, families, our childrens'
future, and more.
They have good character, and take the-high-road, as much as possible.
Not only COA, but all birders, everywhere.
Anyway, that's just my two-cents.
Take care,
Tom Robben
Glastonbury



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> COA has great birders who are caring.
> To the, unknown to me, birders who placed my glasses at the Audubon desk,
> THANKS
> Vin Gallogly
> --
> Regards
> Vin Gallogly
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Date: 7/22/22 2:12 pm
From: Vincent Gallogly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks for finding my glasses
COA has great birders who are caring.
To the, unknown to me, birders who placed my glasses at the Audubon desk,
THANKS
Vin Gallogly
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Date: 7/22/22 1:05 pm
From: JEFFREY KOHAN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Lost sunglasses Milford Sand Bar
Someone did find them. They may answer here. I think they were going to leave them at the Center.
On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:00:33 AM EDT, Vincent Gallogly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

While Looking for the Curlew Sandpiper at 7am I managed to loose my
prescription sunglasses on the outer sand bar.

If found let me know.
Thanks
Vin Gallogly
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Date: 7/22/22 1:02 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] McKinney NWR 50th Anniversary
What: Stewart McKinney NWR 50th Anniversary Free Family Event

When: Saturday, July 23, 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Refuge HQ, 733 Old Clinton Rd, Westbrook, CT

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Date: 7/22/22 11:07 am
From: Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: No terns at Cockenoe Island, Westport
Hi Sean,

There is very little land left on that sandbar compared to sixty years ago
when I was a youngster, I've been watching it erode for many decades.
Successful tern nesting on the remnants of that bar is getting harder and
harder each year as landmass disappears. Every nor'easter and storms like
Sandy and Irene have taken a big toll on not only that bar but much of
Cockenoe and other islands.
Unfortunately whatever land that it left on the sandspit can succumb and
become awash during the nesting season spring tides, and storms. Sometimes
just by a large boat wake at extreme high tide can do it..
I've watched those terns lose everything and attempt renesting one or two
times afterwards, depending how late in the season it is, with certainty
date's near mid to late July are getting very late for them to attempt a
renest, but it happens.
Some years there have been big numbers of terns on the spit after most or
all of the nesting is finished well into August, this is generally due to a
favorable amount of baitfish in this area, other years when there are lower
numbers of terns left, it's lack of food sources.
Another cool thing that I have witnessed, is while fishing mid sound, or on
the Long Island side, is the numbers of terns that will fly from CT to LI,
catch some food and fly all the way back to CT to feed their young. Of
course this occurs only when there is a lack of food nearby in CT.

Best,
Larry Flynn

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 11:35 AM Sean Murtha via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

>
> I visited the Cockenoe sandbar by kayak this morning for the first time in
> a while, only to discover the Common Tern Colony there abandoned. Only a
> handful of adult birds were present. Many appear to have relocated
> westward to East White Rock, just east of Calf Pasture Island in Norwalk- I
> observed adults bringing food, aggressively driving off approaching gulls
> (and me when I drifted too close), and spotted a few young birds. But the
> rock is too small to support the numbers that used to nest on Cockenoe
> sandbar. I suspect high tides swamped the sandbar- to my eye it looks a
> little lower this year (though that's hard to judge).
>
> There were small numbers of Semipalmated sandpipers and at least one Least
> sandpiper on Cockenoe. Also a Brant, which appears to have a damaged wing
> but otherwise looking healthy.
>
> -Sean Murtha
>
> www.seanmurthaart.com
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Date: 7/22/22 10:56 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Black Skimmer
7/22, 1:50pm, Stratford, Short Beach - lone BLACK SKIMMER resting on tidal sandflats in river. No terns seen.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/22/22 10:30 am
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper photos, 7/21/22
Steve,
THANK YOU for some of the most wonderful photos possible of a Curlew
Sandpiper.

Do not miss these photos!
Everybody should click on Steve's Flickr link:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/30264683@N07/52G6M21808 or
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30264683@N07/sets/72177720300739784/

Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT


On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 10:52 AM Steve Hubbard via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I was with other birders/photographers yesterday morning (7/21) at Milford
> Point around 10 am observing the Curlew. At one point, it was flushed by
> other sandpipers, but shortly after, it flew back and landed approx. 25 ft.
> from me, near the water’s edge. Here are a few photos I was fortunate to
> get. https://www.flickr.com/gp/30264683@N07/52G6M21808
>
> Steve Hubbard
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Date: 7/22/22 9:41 am
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
Thanks all. I work tonight so can’t get back. Maybe tomorrow early is a
slim possibility. I may try a few little areas between here and
Bridgeport/Stratford. I appreciate the strategic info. When you’re not
looking it seems you see flocks of sandpipers land at the water’s edge.
Aside from AMOY and a few terms & plovers it’s quiet.

Thanks again for the info!

Ellynne
(<Ellynnerey...>)

On Friday, July 22, 2022, Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> wrote:

> Question - where does the bird go at low tide? It's obviously still
> around. Ellynne and I were there yesterday around 1 pm- of course it was
> not there.
>
> Paul Plotnick
> Stamford
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
>> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
>> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>>
>> Ellynne
>>
>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>>
>> > I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day
>> at
>> > milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be
>> appreciated
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>> >
>> >
>> > -------- Original message --------
>> > From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> > Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
>> > To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
>> > Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>> >
>> > Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper.
>> Is
>> > it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
>> > yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>> >
>> > Ellynne Rey
>> > <Ellynnerey...>
>> >
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Date: 7/22/22 9:36 am
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
But it returned later in the evening som I’m thinking it will return today around the same time.

Monica nichols
Madison

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> On Jul 22, 2022, at 12:29 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Question - where does the bird go at low tide? It's obviously still around.
> Ellynne and I were there yesterday around 1 pm- of course it was not there.
>
> Paul Plotnick
> Stamford
>
>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
>> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
>> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>>
>> Ellynne
>>
>>> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day
>> at
>>> milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be
>> appreciated
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>>
>>>
>>> -------- Original message --------
>>> From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>>> Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
>>> To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
>>> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>>>
>>> Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper.
>> Is
>>> it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
>>> yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>>>
>>> Ellynne Rey
>>> <Ellynnerey...>
>>>
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Date: 7/22/22 9:30 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
Question - where does the bird go at low tide? It's obviously still around.
Ellynne and I were there yesterday around 1 pm- of course it was not there.

Paul Plotnick
Stamford

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
> have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
> can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.
>
> Ellynne
>
> On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:
>
> > I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day
> at
> > milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be
> appreciated
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> >
> >
> > -------- Original message --------
> > From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> > Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
> > Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
> >
> > Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper.
> Is
> > it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
> > yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
> >
> > Ellynne Rey
> > <Ellynnerey...>
> >
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Date: 7/22/22 9:20 am
From: Ken Elkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Answering questions about conditions for viewing the Curlew Sandpiper
Hi Christina and others considering the visit here.

The bird has been seen most about half way out the sandbar. Walking out from the coastal center to the platform, it's about a 5-10 minute walk in the sand. All the way out is another 10 minutes.

It is being seen most about 1 hour on either side of high tide. Lower tides, there are too many spaces for the shorebirds to relocate it Tomorrow morning, after 9 am will be most likely to find it, with 9:30-11am the best conditions if I'm guessing correctly. This evening, after 6:00 could work, though it's been found on falling tides more than rising tides, so closest to sunset around 8pm is much more likely.

For tides here, I tend to follow search for Sniffens Point, Stratford. Milford Harbor isn't too far off.

*About the Coastal Center facilities: our building is closed to visitors on weekdays, with such a large enrollment in our summer camps, our bathrooms seem to always have at least one child in them. The center is open to the public 9-4 on Saturday and Noon-4 on Sunday.

Good luck,
Ken


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-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds...>]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2022 11:49 AM
To: Ct Birds List <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew ??


Well being fair and European anyone want to clue me in on how far out and tough of a walk this might be in the heat.

I’m tossing the idea around … but admittedly I’m being a sissy

Also with blues on the beach occupying short beach this weekend in Stratford it may spend more time on the Milford side. If it’s like last years they probably start setting up today or yesterday!

Christina Cole

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Date: 7/22/22 9:12 am
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew sp
Just arrived. It’s a NO. Rumor is the tide is wrong so the bird left. I
have no info other than it might be here later when the ride shifts. But I
can’t come back later. Good luck to those who can make it here later.

Ellynne

On Friday, July 22, 2022, chrisandkeri <chrisandkeri...> wrote:

> I'll be coming from vt tomorrow and am prepared to spend the entire day at
> milford.and tips or pins of the outer sandbar to check would be appreciated
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: 7/22/22 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: ct birds <Ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
>
> Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper. Is
> it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
> yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).
>
> Ellynne Rey
> <Ellynnerey...>
>
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Date: 7/22/22 8:50 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew ??

Well being fair and European anyone want to clue me in on how far out and tough of a walk this might be in the heat.

I’m tossing the idea around … but admittedly I’m being a sissy

Also with blues on the beach occupying short beach this weekend in Stratford it may spend more time on the Milford side. If it’s like last years they probably start setting up today or yesterday!

Christina Cole

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Date: 7/22/22 8:36 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No terns at Cockenoe Island, Westport

I visited the Cockenoe sandbar by kayak this morning for the first time in a while, only to discover the Common Tern Colony there abandoned. Only a handful of adult birds were present. Many appear to have relocated westward to East White Rock, just east of Calf Pasture Island in Norwalk- I observed adults bringing food, aggressively driving off approaching gulls (and me when I drifted too close), and spotted a few young birds. But the rock is too small to support the numbers that used to nest on Cockenoe sandbar. I suspect high tides swamped the sandbar- to my eye it looks a little lower this year (though that's hard to judge).

There were small numbers of Semipalmated sandpipers and at least one Least sandpiper on Cockenoe. Also a Brant, which appears to have a damaged wing but otherwise looking healthy.

-Sean Murtha

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Date: 7/22/22 8:30 am
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sp
Hi. I have a small window now (11:30 am- 1:30 pm) to see the sandpiper. Is
it still there? It will take 20 minutes to get there. I missed it
yesterday. Thanks for all the updates (and Frank for making it public).

Ellynne Rey
<Ellynnerey...>

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Date: 7/22/22 7:53 am
From: Steve Hubbard via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper photos, 7/21/22
I was with other birders/photographers yesterday morning (7/21) at Milford Point around 10 am observing the Curlew. At one point, it was flushed by other sandpipers, but shortly after, it flew back and landed approx. 25 ft. from me, near the water’s edge. Here are a few photos I was fortunate to get. https://www.flickr.com/gp/30264683@N07/52G6M21808

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Date: 7/22/22 7:45 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 10:40. Re: Curlew Sandpiper - yes at Milford Point
Still showing well, moving down west along the bar.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 22, 2022, at 9:27 AM, Ken Elkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Currently in view on outer sandbar at Milford Point
>
> Ken Elkins
> Director, Coastal Canter at Milford Point
> 1 Milford Point Road
> Milford, CT
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Date: 7/22/22 6:59 am
From: Vincent Gallogly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lost sunglasses Milford Sand Bar
While Looking for the Curlew Sandpiper at 7am I managed to loose my
prescription sunglasses on the outer sand bar.

If found let me know.
Thanks
Vin Gallogly
--
Regards
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Date: 7/22/22 6:27 am
From: Ken Elkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper - yes at Milford Point
Currently in view on outer sandbar at Milford Point

Ken Elkins
Director, Coastal Canter at Milford Point
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Milford, CT
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Date: 7/22/22 3:09 am
From: Bill Rankin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper YES at Milford Point


Curlew Sandpiper currently in large group of peeps at water's edge, Sound side of sandbar. Lots of flocks flying to and fro at near-high tide, but it's here and definitely possible to walk the shore without flushing them.

Bill Rankin
Kimberly Jannarone
New Haven



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Date: 7/21/22 9:05 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sandpiper, yes at Milford Point after sunset
For those looking, the curlew sandpiper was seen after sunset at Milford Point, associating with scads of other small shorebirds, on the sound side of the sandbar. High tide was around 6:30 pm, and at that point only a few birds were present along that stretch of beach. A couple of hours later, with dusk approaching, and the tide continuing to fall, wave after wave of shorebirds flew in from the distant breakwater, where they had been seen roosting for hours. So it's best to factor in the tide if you're planning to look for it, especially a falling tide. Good luck.

M Komara

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Date: 7/21/22 5:44 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt
Curlew sandpiper showed up at Milford Pt at 8:35pm. Also two Black Skimmers spotted by Andre C. Tom Murray Stratford

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Date: 7/21/22 5:03 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper photos 7/21/22
7/21 Milford Point, Milford - The continuing adult CURLEW SANDPIPER was very accommodating this morning as it fed on the gravel/mud/shell flats of the main sandbar as the tide receded. About ten of us had a wonderful time observing it. It eventually took off to the east; other birders apparently could not relocate it.
Here are some of my photos from today, better than previous days:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/with/52213517448/


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Date: 7/21/22 6:48 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper Records


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The Curlew Sandpiper has a tendency to wander far and wide in the lower 48 as it has not been seen in only the following states- Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Iowa and West Virginia.

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Date: 7/21/22 6:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sand Milford Pt sandbar yes 9:30
Half way out sandbar. Mantlik

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Date: 7/21/22 3:31 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black terns flying at mouth of ct river
6:30 am today i saw two black terns hunting at the mouth of the ct river between saybrook point and great island.


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Date: 7/21/22 2:44 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] More notes on Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper is a rare bird in the ABA area. Checking EBird, this is the only one currently in the USA and Canada. About the 10th CT record. The species breeds in arctic Siberia; winters mainly in Africa. And here it is in Stratford and Milford.

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Date: 7/20/22 5:54 pm
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper - Yes -Milford point just at near dark
Curlew Sandpiper at Milford Point, Coastal Audubon Center - on sound side of outer sandbar, just across from the wooden walk and platform that leads to beach - just found as sun was setting at 8:36 PM.

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Date: 7/20/22 3:29 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper yes
7/20 Stratford, Stratford Point - I’m passing this along. Paul Fusco reported seeing the CURLEW SANDPIPER about 6:00pm, but that roosting flock of shorebirds flew, and he hasn’t relocated the rarity.
NOTE: this site is open weekdays only, access controlled by an automatic gate that opens about 8:00am (I think), and closes about 5:00pm.
NOTE 2: this is an important shorebird roost site during high tide. Please view from a distance (with scopes), as approaching too close will certainly flush the birds that need to rest during their long 10,000 mile long migration.

Frank Mantlik

Stratford

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Date: 7/20/22 8:04 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sand image
The Stratford/Milford Curlew Sandpiper is in excellent plumage. I've posted
an image here:

Shorebirder: CURLEW SANDPIPER - Stratford, CT
<https://www.shorebirder.com/2022/07/curlew-sandpiper-stratford-ct.html>

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Date: 7/20/22 7:17 am
From: Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew sandpiper, NO, Milford point
A couple folks have been at Milford Point this morning and no one has seen the Curlew Sandpiper.

Although it is always a joy to be surrounded by oystercatchers, Least Terns, and piping plovers, I will note that it is a scorching at 90° already with no shade and very little wind. Heat haze is impressive, as are the biting flies..

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New Haven

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Date: 7/20/22 3:13 am
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper
Edit:
That is of course, if it is still being seen anywhere. Thank you.

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Date: 7/20/22 3:11 am
From: adrian lewis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper
Asking a favor from anyone who may go for it early tomorrow. I have tomorrow off and want this bird. It takes me a while to get to that area. If anyone sees it showing can you text me ASAP? I’ll fly down. Pun intended.

Adrian Lewis - Woodbury.
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Date: 7/19/22 4:45 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt
Curlew sandpiper back in view in outer sandbar in beautiful light

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Date: 7/19/22 4:33 pm
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt
Saw the Curlew Sandpiper On outer sandbar at 7:24. Walkers flushed flock. Haven’t relocated it yet. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 7/19/22 4:00 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Stratford Pt gate is closed now
Wayne's Walk gets you closer,

On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 5:18 PM Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Closed at 5pm I believe. Bird is still on site, however. Currently very
> poor views roosting with Semi flock.
>
> Alternative would be to enter Short Beach (fee, unsure of park or fee
> hours) and walk up the bay to the flocks.
>
> Nick Bonomo
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Date: 7/19/22 2:18 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Pt gate is closed now
Closed at 5pm I believe. Bird is still on site, however. Currently very poor views roosting with Semi flock.

Alternative would be to enter Short Beach (fee, unsure of park or fee hours) and walk up the bay to the flocks.

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Date: 7/19/22 1:18 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sand YES, Stratford Pt
The Curlew Sand is currently roosting 415p with large shorebird flock at Stratford Point at end of Prospect Drive. The flock is roosting along the shore on the bay/north side of the point. Viewing angle is tough. Scope probably required.

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Wallingford

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Date: 7/19/22 11:39 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 50th Anniversary McKinney NWR - Sat., July 23
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Date: 7/19/22 8:57 am
From: Dorothy Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thank you

Thank you Frank for posting the curlew sandpiper sighting yesterday. When I read your alert I told my granddaughter that maybe we could go see it later in the day. When my son came home from work we jumped in his car at 4:00 and drove through the rain to Stratford.

I always tell my family that birders are kind and generous people and that was very true yesterday. Thank you Andrew, Maggie, Matt and Justin for sharing your scopes with me and for making sure I saw the bird in that pouring rain. It was very nice to meet you and bird with you.

Dotty Young
Branford


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Date: 7/19/22 8:16 am
From: A W via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew NO
No Curlew Sandpiper as of 11:15am

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Ridgefield

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Date: 7/19/22 3:55 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Prelim report 7/19 -Curlew Sand - no
The park gate was opened by 6:10am, so I explored the rest of the park, including walked to several other similar golf course Phragmites-lined ponds (before the course opened). Still no luck. If the CUSA is still in the area, I would suggest checking Milford Point (and marsh), and McKinney Refuge “Warehouse” Pond.

Frank Mantlik

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> On Jul 19, 2022, at 6:28 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
>
> Stratford, Short Beach GC, 5:58am - Looking for 20 minutes, there are still flocks of Semi Sands, Least Sands, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, and some Killdeer, but no sign of the CURLEW SANDPIPER so far. The water level in the pond is higher than yesterday, from the rain, but still good foraging habitat. The park gate is still locked. We’ll keep looking.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
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Date: 7/19/22 3:28 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Prelim report 7/19 -Curlew Sand - no
Stratford, Short Beach GC, 5:58am - Looking for 20 minutes, there are still flocks of Semi Sands, Least Sands, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, and some Killdeer, but no sign of the CURLEW SANDPIPER so far. The water level in the pond is higher than yesterday, from the rain, but still good foraging habitat. The park gate is still locked. We’ll keep looking.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/18/22 10:26 pm
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER notes
Thank you Frank!!!! I have been wanting to see this bird for years. The rain did not stop me once I read the message.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

> On Jul 18, 2022, at 10:09 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>

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Date: 7/18/22 9:26 pm
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] more CUSA photos etc : Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER
Thank you Frank Mantlik, again, for your endless work and successes with
rare birds, and sharing them generously with everyone.

Your Curlew Sandpiper today is emerging as probably the best rare bird of
the month for July, and people may also enjoy reading more about the best
place on the East Coast for that species: Heislerville NJ, where you and
I stopped at Matts Landing (on our way to Hatteras) to look for another
CUSA on May 18, 2015:
http://notes99.blogspot.com/

Keep up your great, legendary work, Frank!
Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT

PS: and our Hatteras 2015 "trip report" can be found here, perhaps useful
for anyone planning their next trip to these remarkable ocean waters off
Cape Hatteras:
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On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 10:53 PM Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Frank - Congratulations on an amazing find…!! Beautiful bird.
>
> And THANK YOU for promptly posting and providing details to help others
> find this awesome bird. Kudos also to Matt Bell for sounding the alarm
> using the CT Audubon rare bird alert.
>
> For most of us, this was a lifer, thanks to your post.
>
> Many in the CT birding community are grateful to you tonight!
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> CT Birds Moderator
> Madison
>
> > On Jul 18, 2022, at 10:08 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> > 7/18 Stratford, Short Beach golf course marshy pool opposite 257 Short
> Beach Rd.- CURLEW SANDPIPER
> > After discovering this rare shorebird about 11:25am today, I got word
> out through several sources immediately. As a result I have tallied that at
> least 64 other birders got to see this "cracking" bright adult in
> near-breeding plumage...despite rain showers (some heavy) and some
> lightning and thunder. I and others have posted directions for where to
> park and where not to park. Also DO NOT walk on the golf course itself.
> > My best assessment is that this is about the 10th record for Connecticut
> (COA ARCC, Zeranski & Baptist, eBird). It is the first since one on May 15,
> 2012 at Hammonassett (one observer?), and the first chaseable one since a
> juvenile in Old Lyme present there Oct 8-13, 1998. It is the second one I
> have found in CT; previously I found one adult at Milford Point May 14,
> 1981.
> > I have posted my photos on Flickr here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/with/52224893777/
> > I plan to search for it near dawn tomorrow, and will post any updates.
> > Frank Mantlik
> > Stratford
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 7/18/22 7:53 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER notes
Frank - Congratulations on an amazing find…!! Beautiful bird.

And THANK YOU for promptly posting and providing details to help others find this awesome bird. Kudos also to Matt Bell for sounding the alarm using the CT Audubon rare bird alert.

For most of us, this was a lifer, thanks to your post.

Many in the CT birding community are grateful to you tonight!

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

> On Jul 18, 2022, at 10:08 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
> 7/18 Stratford, Short Beach golf course marshy pool opposite 257 Short Beach Rd.- CURLEW SANDPIPER
> After discovering this rare shorebird about 11:25am today, I got word out through several sources immediately. As a result I have tallied that at least 64 other birders got to see this "cracking" bright adult in near-breeding plumage...despite rain showers (some heavy) and some lightning and thunder. I and others have posted directions for where to park and where not to park. Also DO NOT walk on the golf course itself.
> My best assessment is that this is about the 10th record for Connecticut (COA ARCC, Zeranski & Baptist, eBird). It is the first since one on May 15, 2012 at Hammonassett (one observer?), and the first chaseable one since a juvenile in Old Lyme present there Oct 8-13, 1998. It is the second one I have found in CT; previously I found one adult at Milford Point May 14, 1981.
> I have posted my photos on Flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/with/52224893777/
> I plan to search for it near dawn tomorrow, and will post any updates.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
>
>
>
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Date: 7/18/22 7:09 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford CURLEW SANDPIPER notes
7/18 Stratford, Short Beach golf course marshy pool opposite 257 Short Beach Rd.- CURLEW SANDPIPER
After discovering this rare shorebird about 11:25am today, I got word out through several sources immediately. As a result I have tallied that at least 64 other birders got to see this "cracking" bright adult in near-breeding plumage...despite rain showers (some heavy) and some lightning and thunder. I and others have posted directions for where to park and where not to park. Also DO NOT walk on the golf course itself. 
My best assessment is that this is about the 10th record for Connecticut (COA ARCC, Zeranski & Baptist, eBird). It is the first since one on May 15, 2012 at Hammonassett (one observer?), and the first chaseable one since a juvenile in Old Lyme present there Oct 8-13, 1998. It is the second one I have found in CT; previously I found one adult at Milford Point May 14, 1981.
I have posted my photos on Flickr here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/with/52224893777/
I plan to search for it near dawn tomorrow, and will post any updates.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford




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Date: 7/18/22 6:47 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper pics 7-18-2022
Eurasia Sandpiper,Taken from Short Beach rd Stratford. Across from 257. Thank You Frank Mantlik
 Ed Haesche, Guilford.    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZBWw7EYANDnhe1nMA

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Date: 7/18/22 5:51 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Parking for the Curlew Sandpiper
FYI - I parked along the side road just past where the bird is being seen.  Any of those streets are good to park as far as I know.  No signs saying otherwise.  Not smart to park along Short Beach Rd. itself.
Andrew
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Date: 7/18/22 5:29 pm
From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Curlew Sandpiper practicalities
Several of us have been here since just after the rain stopped at about
7pm. No luck.

David Lawton
Avon

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022, 8:09 PM Paul Smith via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,A word of advice for those of going to see the Curlew
> Sandpiper. Although there is a nice grassy margin to Short Beach Road, it
> is posted as No Parking. The side roads do not have any such signage, so I
> would advise you to park there. I was told that you can also park at the
> golf course for $10.
> A woman, who I believe is one of the commissioners of the golf course, was
> extremely upset with the influx of birders and made something of a scene.
> I heard her calling the police to request enforcement of the no parking
> regulation. She also said that we were not allowed to stand along the
> fence, but I saw no signage to that effect.
> I do not intend to start a group discussion about etiquette and
> interactions with non-birders. Please don't take this conversation in that
> direction. I want you to be aware of the parking restriction and the
> likelihood that it will be enforced.
> I was able to engage this woman in a more constructive conversation for a
> short time. What's driving her reaction is that apparently a birder was
> hit by a golf ball earlier. I'm sure the golf course has significant
> liability. So please keep an eye on what's happening on the golf course.
> This is, in more than one sense, a heads-up.
> Paul SmithNew Haven
>
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Date: 7/18/22 5:10 pm
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper practicalities
Hello Everyone,A word of advice for those of going to see the Curlew Sandpiper.  Although there is a nice grassy margin to Short Beach Road, it is posted as No Parking.  The side roads do not have any such signage, so I would advise you to park there.  I was told that you can also park at the golf course for $10.
A woman, who I believe is one of the commissioners of the golf course, was extremely upset with the influx of birders and made something of a scene.  I heard her calling the police to request enforcement of the no parking regulation.  She also said that we were not allowed to stand along the fence, but I saw no signage to that effect.
I do not intend to start a group discussion about etiquette and interactions with non-birders.  Please don't take this conversation in that direction.  I want you to be aware of the parking restriction and the likelihood that it will be enforced.
I was able to engage this woman in a more constructive conversation for a short time.  What's driving her reaction is that apparently a birder was hit by a golf ball earlier.  I'm sure the golf course has significant liability.   So please keep an eye on what's happening on the golf course.  This is, in more than one sense, a heads-up.
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Date: 7/18/22 3:01 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Curlew Sandpiper still present
The Curlew Sandpiper is resting between the two cattail stalks in the left center of the golf course pond, now. 
Frank GalloNew Canaan 

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Date: 7/18/22 1:56 pm
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yes Curlew Sandpiper 4:37 pm
7/18/22 - Stratford, marsh on golf course across from 257 Short Beach Rd. Scope recommended.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland, CT

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Date: 7/18/22 11:46 am
From: Michael Richardson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
I am following this and hoping to get a photo in after work so please keep
the reports coming in this evening if anyone is still present. I'd probably
get there around 5:30pm

Thank you,

Michael Richardson
Norwalk

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From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2022, 2:02 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
To: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Cc: Listserv <ctbirds...>


Still present at 2. Nice find Frank.

Birders, please use the Short Beach Park eBird hotspot!

Aidan Kiley

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 1:28 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Follow up. Many came to successfully see the Curlew Sandpiper. But a
> person supposedly affiliated with the park and said parking along street
> not permitted and that all had to leave.
> Here is fact:
>
> It is a public street, but sections are posted " parking by Stratford
> permit only" and other stretches such as closer to park entrance state "no
> parking any time". Being a rainy day, it might be permissible to park in
> the golf course lot in park entrance just past Nikki's restaurant. BUT
DONT
> WALK OUT ON GOLF COURSE. You’ll flush the bird. Walk back out park to
view
> through chainlink fence at small marshy pool opposite 257 Short Beach
> park. A heavy rain shower just passed through.
>
> Frank Mantlik
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 18, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Monday 7/18 - Stratford, Short Beach golf course - I just found a
> CURLEW SANDPIPER at Short Beach golf course. Looking at pool thru fence
opposite
> 257 Short Beach Rd. Str
> <
https://www.google.com/maps/search/osite+257+Short+Beach+Rd.+Str?entry=gmail&source=g
>atford.
> Don’t go on golf course because you’ll flush it. Mantlik
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 7/18/22 11:02 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
Still present at 2. Nice find Frank.

Birders, please use the Short Beach Park eBird hotspot!

Aidan Kiley

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 1:28 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Follow up. Many came to successfully see the Curlew Sandpiper. But a
> person supposedly affiliated with the park and said parking along street
> not permitted and that all had to leave.
> Here is fact:
>
> It is a public street, but sections are posted " parking by Stratford
> permit only" and other stretches such as closer to park entrance state "no
> parking any time". Being a rainy day, it might be permissible to park in
> the golf course lot in park entrance just past Nikki's restaurant. BUT DONT
> WALK OUT ON GOLF COURSE. You’ll flush the bird. Walk back out park to view
> through chainlink fence at small marshy pool opposite 257 Short Beach
> park. A heavy rain shower just passed through.
>
> Frank Mantlik
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 18, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Monday 7/18 - Stratford, Short Beach golf course - I just found a
> CURLEW SANDPIPER at Short Beach golf course. Looking at pool thru fence opposite
> 257 Short Beach Rd. Str
> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/osite+257+Short+Beach+Rd.+Str?entry=gmail&source=g>atford.
> Don’t go on golf course because you’ll flush it. Mantlik
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 7/18/22 10:27 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
Follow up. Many came to successfully see the Curlew Sandpiper. But a person supposedly affiliated with the park and said parking along street not permitted and that all had to leave.
Here is fact:

It is a public street, but sections are posted " parking by Stratford permit only" and other stretches such as closer to park entrance state "no parking any time". Being a rainy day, it might be permissible to park in the golf course lot in park entrance just past Nikki's restaurant. BUT DONT WALK OUT ON GOLF COURSE. You’ll flush the bird. Walk back out park to view through chainlink fence at small marshy pool opposite 257 Short Beach park. A heavy rain shower just passed through.

Frank Mantlik

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 18, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Monday 7/18 - Stratford, Short Beach golf course - I just found a CURLEW SANDPIPER at Short Beach golf course. Looking at pool thru fence opposite 257 Short Beach Rd. Stratford. Don’t go on golf course because you’ll flush it. Mantlik
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 7/18/22 8:46 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CURLEW SANDPIPER Stratford
Monday 7/18 - Stratford, Short Beach golf course - I just found a CURLEW SANDPIPER at Short Beach golf course. Looking at pool thru fence opposite 257 Short Beach Rd. Stratford. Don’t go on golf course because you’ll flush it. Mantlik

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Date: 7/17/22 3:28 pm
From: mdigiorgio via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
For most of the afternoon I had a calling Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling in my yard in N.Madison.
Also a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak feeding at my feeder.
Mike DiGiorgio

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Date: 7/17/22 3:14 pm
From: Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummers, Barred Owl, Guilford
Our 2 hummer feeders need to be filled every other day: 4 female/juvenile RT
Hummingbirds in constant motion around the feeders and deck plantings of
trumpet honeysuckle, black & blue salvias, cuphea, fuchsia, and wishbone
plant. Also at bee balms and butterflyweed. An adult male visits a few times
a day, but is not aggressive or territorial.



Have had a juvenile Barred Owl that's been in the neighborhood for about a
month and seen frequently during the day. A found pellet had beetle and
cricket bits, as well as two different rodent skulls and sets of bones.
Seems to be eating well.



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Date: 7/17/22 10:16 am
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Gallinule
Adult bird continues at Buddington Pond in Groton (in Copp Family Park). It took nearly two hours of waiting for it to make an appearance. Seen with GW.
Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 7/16/22 8:57 am
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Gallinule- Groton
Common Gallinule adult continuing in far corner of buddington pond in Copp family park. Seen behind the stream to the left of cluster of maples


Monica nichols
Madison

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Date: 7/16/22 5:06 am
From: Tina Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Black Tern
Westport-Compo Beach- adult Black Tern flying east at 8am but first spotted flying west about 7:45.
Single male Greater Scaup continues at marina peninsula.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/15/22 6:32 pm
From: Brien Hindman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Internship Positions
Apologies if the following is not appropriate for the list, but I am trying
to help Pasadena Audubon out. I lived in LA previously, and I still follow
Pasadena Audubon's posts. Hopefully, the following is useful to some of
our younger members of our birding community, and again apologies to those
for whom it is just noise:

*We are hiring several interns for the Bird Science Program. This is a
great opportunity for college age students studying biology, ecology,
environmental science and related subjects to get experience in
environmental education!*
*Internships are paid and we require 50 hours over several months so they
work well for full time students.*
*Please share widely. Applications should be sent to me at
<LoisB.PAS...> <LoisB.PAS...>*

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Date: 7/15/22 6:18 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] The Bizarre Bird That’s Breaking the Tree of Life.
Now that we’re home thinking about our next sighting or twitch, here’s something to ponder. . . .

New Yorker: The Bizarre Bird That’s Breaking the Tree of Life Darwin thought that family trees could explain evolution. The hoatzin suggests otherwise. By Ben Crair July 15, 2022

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/the-bizarre-bird-thats-breaking-the-tree-of-life

“ DNA research has not solved the mysteries of the hoatzin; it has deepened them. One 2014 analysis suggested that the bird’s closest living relatives are cranes and shorebirds such as gulls and plovers. Another, in 2020, concluded that this clumsy flier is a sister species to a group that includes tiny, hovering hummingbirds and high-speed swifts. “Frankly, there is no one in the world who knows what hoatzins are,” Cracraft, who is now a member of B10K, said. The hoatzin may be more than a missing piece of the evolutionary puzzle. It may be a sphinx with a riddle that many biologists are reluctant to consider: What if the pattern of evolution is not actually a tree?”

Arthur Shippee
Hamden, CT.
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Date: 7/15/22 10:44 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: terns at Hammo
Hi Frank,

In response to your question about the lack of terns at Hammonasset...in reviewing ebird reporting data for the past three years, terns tend to number in the single digits at the park until the end of July. Then they are plentiful through mid-August.

If they don't show up by then, we're all in trouble.

Micky

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Date: 7/15/22 8:07 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern Hammo
7/15 Madison, Hammonasset SP - adult BLACK TERN flying generally west far (.5 mi) over Sound off Meigs Pt observation deck, about 10:30am. I’m surprised how few Common Terns are here at this season. Anyone know nesting status on Falkner Is? No shorebirds of note on Boulder pond.

Frank Mantlik

Stratford



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Date: 7/15/22 7:35 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Haley Farm, Groton
7/15/22- 8:30 - 9:30 -- At least one female Orchard Oriole; and at least one White-Eyed Vireo.
Fran and Tom Holloway

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Date: 7/14/22 5:07 am
From: Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stilt sandpiper, Hammonassett
One stilt sandpiper is foraging, (helpfully) alongside some lesser yellowlegs at Boulder Pond at Hammonasset.

I am not seeing the western sandpiper.

Kimberly Jannarone
New Haven

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Date: 7/13/22 6:51 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo WESTERN SANDPIPER
There is a WESTERN SANDPIPER in the Boulder Pond at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. Found by Steve Mayo, confirmed by Greg H. Currently on the northwestern edge of the marsh. With Russ Smiley and Abby Sesselberg.

No sign of Stilt Sandpipers reported in eBird yesterday.

Chuck Imbergamo
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Madison

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Date: 7/12/22 1:33 pm
From: Rick Gedney via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nod Brook Avocet -NO
From Rick Gedney
Nod Brook WMA , Avon , CT
July 12, 2022. 11am - 1 pm

Scoped South Pond and north pond. No sign of American Avocet.
Although that exposed mud/sand flat on South Pond was a bit of bird magnet with a nice number of species and is worth keeping an eye on for migrants.

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Date: 7/12/22 4:53 am
From: John Graham via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nod Brook Avocet - not yet
About 6 of us looking for the Avocet without success until I left at 7:20am
this morning.

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Date: 7/11/22 9:15 pm
From: Ellynne Rey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Norwalk River Esplanade
I recently had cause to be at a park near Wilton Center that was on part of
the Norwalk River Trail but further northwest than the Esplanade. There
were signs about the project you mentioned and a guy told me they plan on
getting rid of a dam so trout can spawn (his words) and expand the trail
all the way to Danbury, eventually. It looked like an amazing spot for
birds. Lots of tall trees, scrub, bushes, rocks/boulders, and the river. In
fact, I heard quite a variety of bird songs in the area that I walked. Lots
of joggers, bikes, and people with dogs, too, and quite a few of them
unleashed. I wondered if all the big plans will improve the area. It’s all
part of the same effort to improve the Norwalk River Trail. Guess we will
see. Maybe someone else knows more about the project.

Ellynne Rey
(Stamford)
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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Jo and I walked the Esplanade tonight for the first time in a few months.
> The MTA is starting preparation for installation of the “walk bridge
> project”. A state and federal government approved project to improve the
> train bridge over the Norwalk River. The entire Esplanade has been mowed on
> both sides, presumably to allow trucks and machinery access to the train
> tracks. At the end, near the bridge, large areas have been cleared,
> including some trees that Herons have typically roosted in.
>
> There are still a lot of birds feeding on bugs over the water treatment
> tanks. And of course there are the expected birds in the river. But it’ll
> be interesting to see what happens to this site once construction kicks in
> full tilt.
>
> Adam Fasciolo
> Norwalk
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Date: 7/11/22 4:35 pm
From: Adam Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk River Esplanade
Jo and I walked the Esplanade tonight for the first time in a few months. The MTA is starting preparation for installation of the “walk bridge project”. A state and federal government approved project to improve the train bridge over the Norwalk River. The entire Esplanade has been mowed on both sides, presumably to allow trucks and machinery access to the train tracks. At the end, near the bridge, large areas have been cleared, including some trees that Herons have typically roosted in.

There are still a lot of birds feeding on bugs over the water treatment tanks. And of course there are the expected birds in the river. But it’ll be interesting to see what happens to this site once construction kicks in full tilt.

Adam Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 7/11/22 12:33 pm
From: Liz Jaffin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dowitchers
Six dowitchers at Sandy Point. Five together in a group and a single. At the end of the sand bar nearest the road.

Liz Jaffin
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Date: 7/11/22 10:16 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avon AMERICAN AVOCET
This just came through on the CT Audubon Rare Bird Alert:

CTAudubonRBA: An AMERICAN AVOCET is currently being seen at Nod Brook WMA in Simsbury/Avon. Present on the south mudflat

I also just saw that someone submitted an eBird report.

Chuck Imbergamo
CT Birds Moderator
Madison

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Date: 7/10/22 5:03 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bear in Orange
7/10- Orange-bear
In My backyard neighbor’s front yard! Time to take down bird feeder.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 7/10/22 2:08 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Photo Winners 2022
There are many bird photographers among Connecticut's birding community. I urge all to check out the Audubon Society's 2022 Photo Contest winners. Amazing images!
https://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2022/the-2022-audubon-photography-awards-winners-and?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=eail | https://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2022/the-2022-audubon-photography-awards-winners-and?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=eail

Frank MantlikStratford

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Date: 7/9/22 9:01 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Highlights
We went to Hammonasset SP in Madison this morning. We saw numerous shorebirds on the mud flat in Boulder Pond, including the continuing Pectoral Sandpiper. Other notable birds there were 16 Short-billed Dowitchers, several Semipalmated Plovers and a good number of Least Sandpipers. All of these birds are migrants, signaling the beginning of the protracted southbound migration that takes place every year from July through December. That’s part of the fun of “fall” migration: every month, from now until the end of the year, there are new birds to see. Other noteworthy sightings were a female Boat-tailed Grackle in the marsh east of the nature center parking lot as well as good numbers of Saltmarsh Sparrows in that marsh as well as the Boulder Pond marsh. There were several juvenile birds and adults carrying food, perhaps an indication that this threatened species is having a good breeding season. Full report on ebird.

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,
Woodbridge

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Date: 7/8/22 12:53 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Puffin noted at Seal Island NWR in Maine
Noted on the Facebook page for Project Puffin a photo of a Tufted Puffing with a group of Atlantic Puffins on Seal Island NWR in Maine. Boy is that puffin out of it's normal range.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT

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Date: 7/8/22 10:57 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Correct link- Coastal Center Birds & Plants - Connecticut Audubon Society
This is a corrected link for our Purple Martin camera.

https://www.ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-birds-plants/

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Date: 7/8/22 10:31 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/8- Milford Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 11am-12:20PM.
low tide, sunny, 80F. I watched and helped a bit with the volunteers who
care for our Purple Martin colony.
Each gourd was checked for eggs, chicks, mites and cared for according to
what was needed. The chicks ranged from hatchlings to nestlings and some
may be ready to fledge soon. Check gourd 26 which has the camera- to
watch the progression of chicks. ctaudubon.org/purplemartincam
Our ospreys are doing well. 3 chicks (I only observed 2)- male brought in a
fish which the female fed to the chicks. One chick did a lot of wing
flapping. The male osprey chased off several gulls (one gull carrying a
crab).
A very vocal Carolina wren. 2 Mute swans on the marsh.
Bev Propen, Orange

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Date: 7/8/22 9:05 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bobolinks, etc.
7/7/22 (late report)- Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield, just off Rte 118 on the way toward Litchfield Center - On Thursday we saw the most Bobolinks we have ever seen in one place, located in the fields abutting the Red Trail (really a road) leading toward the Blind.  Also on the Edith Chase Ecology Trail, just into the forest, saw an adult and also probable young Chestnut-Sided Warblers.
Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison

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Date: 7/8/22 7:58 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hooded Mergansers


Paul Desjardins
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This morning there were 6 Hooded Mergansers at Great Pond Simsbury. This is the most I have seen here this time of year. Four flyovers and two on the pond.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks



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Date: 7/8/22 6:26 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7/8/22- Hammonasset Pectoral Sandpiper
7/8/22- Hammonasset Pectoral Sandpiper


This morning there are a number of shorebirds at the Boulder pond at megs point Hammonasset State Park in Madison. Short-billed Dowitchers, Least Sandpipers, And at least one Pectoral Sandpiper.


Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
www.sunrisebirding.com


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