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1/24/20 2:39 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Big January Update
1/23/20 1:45 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden: peregrine falcon and raven
1/23/20 12:48 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No PF Goose seen
1/23/20 11:56 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat, Hammo
1/23/20 10:54 am Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] [Extralimital] Gyrfalcon in Upstate NY
1/22/20 6:14 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Vortex Optics Cover Found Windsor Locks
1/22/20 1:36 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
1/22/20 1:28 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
1/22/20 12:48 pm Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
1/22/20 10:03 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
1/21/20 3:37 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Lyme -- Smith Neck Road Boat Ramp, Jan 21, 2020 - Eastern Meadowlark
1/21/20 3:33 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Lyme Iceland Gull
1/21/20 1:21 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Milford Blackbirds
1/21/20 1:18 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Warren - Grackles +
1/21/20 12:55 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck update
1/21/20 12:15 pm Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mark Stackhouse, Tropical Birder - BirdCallsRadio
1/21/20 12:08 pm Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barrows Goldeneye
1/21/20 9:23 am Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown creeper - Avon
1/20/20 1:18 pm Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose Preston
1/20/20 9:42 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Current CT Big January 2020 update
1/20/20 9:33 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Indian Lake
1/20/20 9:26 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Old Lyme
1/20/20 9:23 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose Preston
1/20/20 9:11 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Indian lake
1/20/20 9:05 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Canadas at Indian lake , Orange
1/19/20 1:29 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] winter atlas update
1/19/20 1:13 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Treat farm
1/19/20 7:59 am dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Golden Eagle
1/19/20 7:27 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat, Hammo
1/18/20 4:27 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Buntings, Ruddy Duck - Stratford
1/18/20 2:02 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, a note of caution.
1/18/20 1:21 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow X Ross pix??
1/18/20 11:57 am Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh
1/18/20 11:38 am Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh
1/18/20 9:48 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Horned Larks at Eastern Point Groton
1/18/20 9:44 am George via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Short Beach Stratford
1/18/20 9:11 am George via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow buntings
1/18/20 7:35 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Florida birding
1/18/20 6:37 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hockanun river Elm St
1/18/20 6:29 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford - Glaucous Gull
1/18/20 5:43 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1/18 Wesport
1/17/20 4:18 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Warming ocean water > seabird deaths
1/17/20 12:58 pm John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Patrick Comins on BirdNote
1/17/20 12:56 pm Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] House Finches
1/17/20 11:50 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Update on Ted Gilman retirement gathering at Greenwich Audubon
1/17/20 8:53 am Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Goldeneye, Wallingford
1/17/20 7:07 am James McLoughlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald eagle
1/17/20 6:35 am Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull
1/17/20 6:30 am James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull
1/17/20 4:32 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rough-legged alert
1/16/20 1:13 pm Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose
1/16/20 12:48 pm MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Nature Center grassy parking, Hammo. Park closes at 4:30. M Komara
1/16/20 10:31 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fix Needed For The Migratory Bird Treaty Act
1/16/20 9:08 am Semeon Tsalbins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 1/15 red throated loon
1/16/20 9:08 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fix Needed for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act reminder
1/16/20 6:44 am Philip Henson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed goose, YES, Lake Wepawaug, Orange
1/16/20 5:59 am James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink footed yes or no?
1/15/20 6:04 pm Semeon Tsalbins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] red throated loon
1/15/20 5:20 pm Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeck Suffield
1/15/20 4:35 pm Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Ruddy Duck
1/15/20 2:09 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lake wepawaug- Orange
1/15/20 10:49 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
1/15/20 7:59 am David Mathieu via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, Storrs
1/15/20 7:56 am David Mathieu via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, Storrs
1/15/20 5:18 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose -yes
1/15/20 5:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goosey
1/14/20 1:11 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Beware of ticks
1/14/20 1:00 pm Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Grass Island, Redheads
1/14/20 11:40 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
1/14/20 9:08 am Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Grassy island Redheads
1/14/20 8:26 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Richard Crossley - BirdCallsRadio
1/14/20 7:38 am Bo Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink footed remains as of 10:37
1/14/20 6:38 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink footed goose back at Treat Farm, Orange
1/14/20 5:19 am Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Goose flock on Lake Wepawaug, Orange - pink-footed, greater white-fronted, and snow geese
1/14/20 4:59 am Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Goose flock on Lake Wepawaug, Orange - pink-footed, greater white-fronted, and snow geese
1/14/20 4:39 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed : no
1/14/20 4:36 am Dixie Sanderson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] question on Niger Seed
1/14/20 4:31 am Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No geese at Crosbys Pond, Orange
1/13/20 6:30 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
1/13/20 4:44 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Thistle seed
1/13/20 4:40 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
1/13/20 4:31 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
1/13/20 3:50 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
1/13/20 12:36 pm Dave Medd via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Mergansers & RNDU
1/13/20 11:54 am Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marsh Wren
1/13/20 11:36 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose, Orange
1/13/20 10:35 am Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] great whitefronted hybrid Bunnell high school Stratford
1/13/20 7:18 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point - Snow Goose
1/13/20 6:47 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink footed goose
1/13/20 6:16 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Longspur
1/13/20 6:14 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose Crosby’s pond orange
1/13/20 6:01 am stephen veillette via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Wethersfield
1/13/20 5:15 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose Crosby’s pond orange
1/13/20 4:18 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink footed goose Crosby’s pond orange
1/12/20 5:38 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bat at Greenwich Point, 1/11/20
1/12/20 5:10 pm Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Winter Raptor Survey
1/12/20 4:08 pm Abby Sesselberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole
1/12/20 3:36 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle: Hamden, Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Jan 12, 2020
1/12/20 12:59 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe
1/12/20 10:51 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider continues.
1/12/20 10:36 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull, Wethersfield
1/12/20 6:09 am Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon and Snow Goose updates please
1/12/20 6:06 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford 3 Palm & 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, Marsh Wren
1/12/20 3:02 am Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hilltop Farm?
1/11/20 4:23 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider / Rusty Blackbird link
1/11/20 3:09 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo to Harkness
1/11/20 12:33 pm Donna Rose Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Winter Wren
1/11/20 12:20 pm John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Watertown - Kestrel
1/11/20 11:37 am John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Morris - Catbird
1/11/20 11:25 am Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe- Southbury
1/11/20 10:18 am Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pintails yes Orange 280 Racebrook Rd back parking area
1/11/20 8:33 am Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] where have the Barnacles gone
1/11/20 6:45 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Help pass the new Migratory Bird Act
1/11/20 5:42 am Scott Vincent via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cackling Goose - Gould Manor Park, Fairfield
1/11/20 4:43 am William Riley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4698, Issue 2
1/11/20 3:39 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] If you were wondering where the Barnacle Goose and its’ hybrid offspring went....
1/10/20 8:12 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole
1/10/20 6:53 pm Mark Grogan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Monk parakeets in Bridgeport?
1/10/20 6:32 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Monk parakeets in Bridgeport?
1/10/20 4:51 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Help pass the new Migratory Bird Act
1/10/20 2:30 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Anchor beach
1/10/20 1:52 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Possible Surf scoters
1/10/20 1:30 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Anchor beach milford
1/10/20 1:23 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Anchor beach milford
1/10/20 9:42 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY!!!
1/10/20 8:51 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Pintails still here in Orange
1/10/20 7:43 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Lyme Rusties continue
1/10/20 6:23 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills, Greenwich Point
1/9/20 7:08 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL IV !!!
1/9/20 1:32 pm Fraser, Doug via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo 1200
1/9/20 12:49 pm Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange Crown warbler
1/9/20 10:05 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] pair of Northern Pintails in Orange
1/8/20 8:04 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole, Milford
1/8/20 1:03 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Clean up day at Milford Point
1/8/20 12:56 pm cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Leaf litter
1/8/20 12:52 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NHBC 1st Wednesday Walk eBird Checklist - 8 Jan 2020 - Sherwood Island State Park - 48 species plus a few extras
1/8/20 12:17 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windham County highlights
1/8/20 8:59 am Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallow
1/8/20 7:07 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] {HASnotes} Tundra??? Swan fly over
1/8/20 7:05 am Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] {HASnotes} Tundra Swan fly over
1/8/20 6:25 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tundra Swan fly over
1/8/20 2:59 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Big January numbers to date
1/7/20 3:18 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Goldeneye
1/7/20 2:55 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Goldeneye
1/7/20 10:58 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Tree Swallow
1/7/20 9:34 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NEWS REEL - BirdCallsRadio
1/7/20 9:16 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Lincoln's Sparrow
1/7/20 9:05 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland gull manchester
1/7/20 9:04 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ravens - Milford CT
1/7/20 8:57 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Catbird / Strong rd
1/7/20 6:06 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE IN ONE WEEK!!!
1/7/20 5:14 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ebird error
1/6/20 6:38 pm LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Captain's Cove Bridgport
1/6/20 6:04 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, Bridgeport
1/6/20 4:01 pm sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrels
1/6/20 3:39 pm Kathy Edwards via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black squirrels
1/6/20 3:23 pm Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] History About - Stanley Park and Black Squirrels -Westfield MA
1/6/20 3:08 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enough Squirrels
1/6/20 2:58 pm Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] squirrels
1/6/20 2:57 pm Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Squirrels - Greenwich
1/6/20 2:51 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills- Ocean Beach Park NL
1/6/20 2:47 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds-Rocky Neck SP
1/6/20 2:47 pm Donna Rose Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 2:46 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 2:30 pm Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 2:20 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 1:59 pm Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Catbird
1/6/20 1:28 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel Washington
1/6/20 1:17 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield
1/6/20 12:30 pm Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull, Wethersfield
1/6/20 12:15 pm perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 10:47 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 10:25 am Richardson, Valerie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 10:14 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
1/6/20 8:08 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Huge flock of Grackles in Milford
1/6/20 6:16 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills,Snow Goose, Eurasian Wigeon plus
1/5/20 6:46 pm Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Stratford/Bridgeport Long-billed Dows
1/5/20 5:42 pm Chris Petherick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook CBC
1/5/20 4:04 pm JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook CBC
1/5/20 3:14 pm Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 5 Jan 2020 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- 2 Pied-billed Grebes
1/5/20 1:47 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater Wht-fronted Geese, Cackling Goose-Broadbrook Millpond
1/5/20 12:36 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo CBC
1/5/20 12:17 pm Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Lyme CBC-Hammo Chat
1/5/20 11:04 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long-billed Dowitchers Stratford Johnson Creek
1/5/20 10:49 am Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Egret Norwalk
1/5/20 9:52 am Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Hammonasset Beach State Park
1/5/20 9:45 am Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Hammonasset Beach State Park
1/5/20 9:42 am FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford birds
1/5/20 9:40 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford/Bridgeport Long-billed Dows
1/5/20 9:36 am Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat Hammonasset Beach State Park
1/5/20 9:03 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler
1/5/20 8:56 am Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur
1/5/20 8:34 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fairfield Turkey vultures flying in formation
1/5/20 7:36 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ted Gilman Retiring
1/5/20 7:13 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow goose manchester ct
1/5/20 6:25 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tufted Duck continues
1/5/20 5:44 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Orange-crowned Warbler Groton
1/4/20 4:26 pm SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] In the title, the name of the bird and at least the town
1/4/20 3:22 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GH owls
1/4/20 1:10 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Wethersfield Cove
1/4/20 10:47 am David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland gull manchester ct
1/4/20 7:30 am Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow geese Seaside Park
1/4/20 4:42 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Pink-Footed continues
1/4/20 4:36 am Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-Footed continues
1/3/20 6:37 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose X Canada Goose hybrid
1/3/20 2:08 pm Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Possible Pacific Loon
1/3/20 12:22 pm Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker
1/3/20 10:44 am Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Amos Lake , Preston
1/3/20 10:32 am Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bristol CBC Preliminary Results
1/3/20 8:20 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbird flock Niantic.
1/3/20 7:05 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Palm Warblers McKinney Rr tracks Stratford
1/3/20 7:01 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT atlas needs owl reports
1/3/20 5:56 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Candlewood Bald Eagles
1/3/20 5:24 am Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose at Amos Lake
1/2/20 7:03 pm Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
1/2/20 6:28 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
1/2/20 5:02 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
1/2/20 4:37 pm Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
1/2/20 4:26 pm John Picard via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Guilford - Long Island Sound CBC?
1/2/20 3:06 pm Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo SP Willard's Island YB Chat and Fox Sparrow
1/2/20 2:48 pm Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Longshore Club Westport Snow Goose and Eurasian Wigeon
1/2/20 8:54 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birdseye Boat Ramp Delights
1/2/20 7:14 am Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS
1/2/20 6:24 am Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose Preston
1/2/20 5:59 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Late YB Chat-Marshland Conservatory-Rye, NY
1/2/20 5:46 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Phoebe/ Cedar Hill Cemetery
1/2/20 4:55 am Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Late Winter Surveys
1/2/20 4:38 am MIN HUANG via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas Technicians
1/2/20 1:05 am Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Guilford - Long Island Sound CBC?
1/1/20 8:21 pm Glen M Cummings via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh Area: North Haven + Hamden
1/1/20 5:44 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed pics 1-1-20
1/1/20 4:40 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford
1/1/20 2:15 pm Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] James Sherwonit has shared an eBird checklist with you from Hammonasset Beach SP on Jan 1, 2020 - 2:54 PM
1/1/20 2:12 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Compo Beach EURASIAN WIGEON
1/1/20 2:09 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull at Hammonassett today
1/1/20 2:07 pm James Sherwonit via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] James Sherwonit has shared an eBird checklist with you from Hammonasset Beach SP on Jan 1, 2020 - 2:54 PM
1/1/20 1:58 pm James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull at West End of Hammonassett
1/1/20 11:46 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Change of habitat, change of hawks in Burlington
1/1/20 11:37 am Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Huge raft of long tail ducks
1/1/20 11:03 am Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Surf Scoters Stratford
1/1/20 10:30 am Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Palm Warbler
1/1/20 8:59 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Eider Waterford Harkness Park
1/1/20 8:18 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] King Rider Harkness Waterford
1/1/20 7:33 am Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Change of habitat, change of hawks in Burlington
1/1/20 7:23 am Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Preston Pink Footed Goose- YES
1/1/20 7:15 am Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Catbird
1/1/20 7:09 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osbornedale State Park
1/1/20 7:04 am Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Northern Shoveler
1/1/20 6:34 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
1/1/20 6:23 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
1/1/20 6:16 am MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk
1/1/20 6:10 am Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE IN TWO WEEKS!
1/1/20 6:08 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
1/1/20 4:49 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
12/31/19 1:48 pm Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Raven at roadkill in Guilford
12/31/19 1:43 pm CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Tom’s New Years Day request
12/31/19 12:17 pm Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Year’s Day 2020
12/31/19 11:46 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] UConn Storrs
12/31/19 10:04 am Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/31/19 8:56 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
12/30/19 10:11 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
12/30/19 9:34 am zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Vulture Bolton
12/30/19 6:48 am Mahlon Hale via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4686, Issue 1
12/29/19 6:03 pm MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sightings from Twin Lakes in Salisbury Saturday 12/28
12/29/19 2:42 pm Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stamford: Bluebirds
12/29/19 1:09 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broad Brook
12/29/19 12:01 pm ed3max via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose
12/29/19 11:44 am C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose
12/29/19 10:34 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Long Beach/ Lapland Longspur
12/29/19 9:38 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Feeder update
12/29/19 8:11 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford Barnacle Goose - no
12/29/19 7:57 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Tree Swallow
12/28/19 7:52 am Karen Lethbridge via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow bellied sapsucker
12/28/19 6:47 am Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 12/28 Barnacle - NO
12/27/19 6:28 pm Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] A friendly reminder...and congratulations!
12/27/19 6:00 pm Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] A friendly reminder...and congratulations!
12/27/19 12:10 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose No
12/27/19 8:48 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] BARG
12/27/19 8:30 am James Muchmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose/Hybrids at the school
12/27/19 8:26 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] BARG
12/27/19 8:11 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BARG AND PFGO Updates
12/27/19 7:30 am Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose Hybrids
12/27/19 7:21 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose Hybrids
12/27/19 5:54 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose Stratford - No
12/27/19 5:41 am Pam Taylor via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluebirds at suet feeder - Ridgefield
12/27/19 5:18 am Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barnacle goose updates?
12/26/19 6:02 pm Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] NL Ferry Razorbills
12/26/19 1:43 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pink Footed Goose No
12/26/19 9:29 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barn Island WMA highlights
12/26/19 9:23 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose, Stratford
12/26/19 9:02 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose, Stratford
12/26/19 8:23 am Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose, Stratford
12/25/19 8:59 am Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose-NO
 
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Date: 1/24/20 2:39 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Big January Update
With just about one week left to go, here are the latest numbers according
to eBird submissions. Remember you can submit your numbers via email and
I'll re-post that info closer to the end of the month. There are some
interestingly tight races in the different counties. The following is the
current top two birders in the state and each county according to eBird;

Connecticut: Sara Zagorski 134, Eli Holton 125
Litchfield: Nicolas Main 61, Ray Belding 54
Hartford: Jamie Meyers 91, Maggie Peretto 89
Tolland: David Mathieu 56, Chris Elphick 38
Windham: Bob Dixon 61, Phil Rusch 47
New London: Dave Provencher 100, Phil Rusch 93
Middlesex: Chris Petherick 58, Howie Sternberg 56
New Haven: John Oshlick 94, Eli Holton 94
Fairfield: Cynthia Ehlinger 118, Jo Fasciolo 106

Keep at it folks!

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/23/20 1:45 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: peregrine falcon and raven
North Lake Dr., Hamden: our old antenna is a good place for birds.

Today we had another peregrine falcon and, a little later, a raven.

Arthur Shippee, Hamden.

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Date: 1/23/20 12:48 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No PF Goose seen
1/23 Orange.
I did a brief survey around Crosby Pond, Indian Lake and Lake Wepawaug late
morning.
Crosby Pond still has the 2 Northern Pintails, with mallards and a pair of
Red shouldered hawks that seem to be setting up a household there.
Indian Lake had about 120 mallards, about 34 Canada Geese , 3 Mute Swans
and Ring billed gulls, but I didn't see the PF Goose nor the Canada with a
black & white speckled head & neck.
At Lake Wepawaug, there were about 300 (estimate) Canada Geese-mostly
resting on the ice and 1 Mute Swan tucked in with them. they were close to
the shore, so I was able to see with my binoculars, but I didn't see the PF
Goose. This was around 11:45pm.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 1/23/20 11:56 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat, Hammo
23 Jan 2020: The chat continues in the location described by Sara.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020, 10:27 AM Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <
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> Actively feeding on right trail at Willards, towards the end of the trail
> where there is s solitary cedar. Feeding on berries in bushes by path.
>
> Sara Zagorski
> Wethersfield
> With Greg Hanisek & Newington Adult Ed class
>
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Date: 1/23/20 10:54 am
From: Aaron Dollar via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] [Extralimital] Gyrfalcon in Upstate NY
Juvenile Gyr sighted yesterday at Shawangunk Grasslands. Posted on "What's this Bird" on Facebook.


* Aaron Dollar, Killingworth
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Date: 1/22/20 6:14 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Vortex Optics Cover Found Windsor Locks
While walking the bike path under the Route 190 bridge at the Windsor Locks
Canal State Park I found a rubber optics cover with the Vortex logo on it.
If you lost it, please reply to this.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT
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Date: 1/22/20 1:36 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
1/22 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10:30am-12:30PM,
sunny, high tide. Edges of marsh are frozen over.
On the marsh: 187 (approximate) Canada Geese, 8 Red Breasted Mergansers, 12
Buffleheads, 5 Mute swans, 2 Black ducks, 1 Loon (Common loon far out, I
believe), 1 Great Egret on mud flat with Canada Geese and then preening on
marsh edge, Ring billed gulls.
On the grounds & feeders: 2 Mourning doves, 3 Cardinals (2 male, 1
female), 1 Song sparrow, 1 Mockingbird.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/22/20 1:28 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
I searched until 2 PM at Stonington Point without any further sightings. I also checked the areas to the west from Lord’s Point, Latimer Point and Enders Island. All came up negative.

Another alcid dives itself out of view.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

Sent from my I-phone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Phil Rusch <philiprusch...>
> Date: January 22, 2020 at 1:02:58 PM EST
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
>
> Just had 2 quick looks at a possible Guillemot off Stonington Point at the end of the west breakwater. Searching now
>
> Phil Rusch
> Chaplin, CT
>
> Sent from my I-phone
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Date: 1/22/20 12:48 pm
From: Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
Any updates on this Phil?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 22, 2020, at 1:03 PM, Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Just had 2 quick looks at a possible Guillemot off Stonington Point at the end of the west breakwater. Searching now
>
> Phil Rusch
> Chaplin, CT
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Date: 1/22/20 10:03 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Guillemot @Stonington Point
Just had 2 quick looks at a possible Guillemot off Stonington Point at the end of the west breakwater. Searching now

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 1/21/20 3:37 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Lyme -- Smith Neck Road Boat Ramp, Jan 21, 2020 - Eastern Meadowlark
I stopped by the boat ramp at Smith Neck Rd in Old Lyme and saw what I thought was a Meadow Lark flying across from the marsh.It ended up landing in the tree next to the platform and I had a chance to take a couple quick photos before it flew off to the east.Ebird report and photos attached.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook

Old Lyme -- Smith Neck Road Boat Ramp, New London, Connecticut, US
Jan 21, 2020 8:22 AM - 8:37 AM
Protocol: Stationary
2 species

Hooded Merganser  6
Eastern Meadowlark  1    Flew over from marshes across the river and landed in the tree near the platform. Then flew off to the east toward Griswold Point

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S63621833

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 1/21/20 3:33 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Lyme Iceland Gull
Thanks to Dave Provencher I went to Old Lyme this morning to look for the Iceland Gull.It was there. Ebird checklist with photos attached.This bird has been at this spot for at least 3 years.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook

Jan 21, 2020 7:56 AM - 8:16 AM
Protocol: Stationary
8 species

Horned Grebe  1
Mourning Dove  4
Ring-billed Gull  15
Herring Gull  35
Iceland Gull  1
Red-throated Loon  1
Common Loon  1
Song Sparrow  1

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Date: 1/21/20 1:21 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Milford Blackbirds
1/21, 2:45 pm - New Milford/Chapin Road off Ridge Rd- 100 red-winged blackbirds and 20 rusty blackbirds feeding in cornfield on edge of woods.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 1/21/20 1:18 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Warren - Grackles +
1/21, 2 PM - Warren Rte.45 just south of Rte.341 - 350+/- common grackles in trees with a handful of red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds and starlings.  Noise deafening.  Also 3 turkeys.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 1/21/20 12:55 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck update
Hi all,
On the 19th I found a Tufted Duck at Captain's Cove, Bridgeport that has only a hint of a wispy crest. This explains some of the confusion with the Lesser Scaup showing little or no white feathering around their bills.  It appears that there are, or have been, two female Tufted Ducks at Captain's Cove in the last month or so. I just posted a couple of photos of this bird on my Birding in Connecticut Facebook page taken by Joanne Fasciolo, who saw the bird with me on the 19th. Apparently, this Tufted Duck was first seen on January 4 by Aidan Kiley. If anyone has photos of this "tuftless" individual before the 4th, please let me know. Also, if anyone has recent photos of the bird with the obvious tuft, or of both birds together, also let me know. I'd like to know if there is any overlap in their time at Captain's Cove. Thank you. 
Frank Gallo
Sunrisebirding.comMy January walk and Owl Prowl list now available.Email me for a copy. 
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Date: 1/21/20 12:15 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mark Stackhouse, Tropical Birder - BirdCallsRadio


Birder et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in today’s show Mark Stackhouse, Tropical Birder https://bit.ly/35Ur6PY

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson



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Date: 1/21/20 12:08 pm
From: Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barrows Goldeneye
Jan 21, 2020 , 2PM

From the Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge (Rt 190) over the CT River:
1 Barrows Goldeneye male with Common Goldeneye, Mallards, Hooded Mergs seen from NE corner of the bridge.
2 Peregrine Falcons in a tree at the SW corner of the bridge on the river bank.

Carol & Gary Lemmon, Branford



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Date: 1/21/20 9:23 am
From: Gillian Smits via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown creeper - Avon
I was really excited to see a brown creeper this morning in the trees surrounding my deck. It stayed for a good 20 minutes allowing me to get a photo. It’s been a very birdy morning generally with 15 species around my deck and feeders. I’ve had a big increase in goldfinches from about 6 daily to 20 today.

Gillian Smits
Avon

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Date: 1/20/20 1:18 pm
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose Preston
Hi Dave, thanks for #90, the Greater White-fronted Goose. My wife is happy, I promised her that I would relax when I got there. It was difficult finding them all ( no winter finches, no shorebirds except purples, no Dave P finding stuff). I'm glad your back, now I can do some block work
Pat Tamborra

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Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 12:22:52 PM
To: Unknown <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose Preston

Went birding in CT for the first time in 2 weeks after getting back from
birding Florida. Somehow the world is 60 degrees colder and windy! A
Greater White-fronted Goose is in with a flock of about 375 Canadas on Amos
Lake in Preston. Seen from Rte 164.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/20/20 9:42 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Current CT Big January 2020 update
With about a week and a half left to the month I thought I'd do an update
on the Big January leaders numbers. These are eBird numbers only, so not
including folks who are not posting to eBird.

Connecticut: Sara Zagorski 126, Eli Holton 122
Litchfield County: Nicolas Main 60, Ray Belding 53
Hartford Count: Jamie Meyers 85, Maggie Peretto 84
Tolland County: David Mathieu 56, Michael Curtis 36
Windham County: Robert Dixon 53, Phil Rusch 47
New London County: Dave Provencher 95, Pat and Christine Tamborra 88
Middlesex County: Chris Petherick 58, Stuart Winquist 50
New Haven County: John Oshlick 93, Paul Smith 82
Fairfield County: Cynthia Ehlinger 109, Jo Fasciolo 104

Keep at it folks! I think I will also post a list of all who hit 100 for
the month in the state (thinking of you two Carol!)

Dave Provencher
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Date: 1/20/20 9:33 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indian Lake
1/20
Orange
Actually, there are 2 separate flocks of Canadas at Indian Lake in Orange.
One vantage point is from 535 Indian River Rd (but it's a busy road) and
other vantage for other flock is at 194 Margaret Lane. Flock seen from 535
Indian River rd, had a Canada with black and white speckled head. The
flock by 194 Margaret Lane was more difficult to see all the geese .
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/20/20 9:26 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Old Lyme
First year Iceland Gull off Brighton Road in Old Lyme. Tucked up on rocks
as you first reach the water.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/20/20 9:23 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose Preston
Went birding in CT for the first time in 2 weeks after getting back from
birding Florida. Somehow the world is 60 degrees colder and windy! A
Greater White-fronted Goose is in with a flock of about 375 Canadas on Amos
Lake in Preston. Seen from Rte 164.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/20/20 9:11 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Indian lake
At 535 Indian river rd- there is a good view of that flock- there's a Canada with black & white speckled head but I didn't see PF.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/20/20 9:05 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Canadas at Indian lake , Orange
There are about 100 Canadas at Indian lake in Orange.
If you put 194 Margaret lane on gps, one could check them. I looked with bins but there is a curve on lake edge where they're feeding & I can't see around it.
That is if the PF goose hasn't shown at lake wepawaug.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/19/20 1:29 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] winter atlas update
Hi everyone,
If you're interested in where things stand for the winter atlas, we did an update of the block stats and species lists on the web site earlier this week. As usual, we're still a bit behind on the entry of data submitted by mail or scanned forms, but eBird data should be more-or-less up to date (give or take a couple of days).
I just posted maps on the blog, showing where things stand in terms of block completion:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/01/19/winter-atlas-update/
You'll see that we made good progress in the middle of the state for the early winter period, but that there is still lots to do for the late winter period which goes until the end of February. If you're going out, but don't have firm plans, please consider visiting an under-birded area and sharing your findings with the atlas.
Thanks,Chris


Chris Elphick @ssts
Storrs, CT
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Date: 1/19/20 1:13 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Treat farm
Large goose flock at Treat farm on old tavern rd Orange - if anyone wants to scan them for PF goose.
On brief look with bins , I didn't see it.
Bev Propen, Orange.
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Date: 1/19/20 7:59 am
From: dbobolink via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden Eagle
From Robert Dixon 1/19/20 - Passing this along. Doug Warner called to report a GOLDEN EAGLE at the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery in Central Village. He also had Pine Warbler, Field Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Wood Duck and Northern Harrier.Bob DixonEliot, Me. Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 1/19/20 7:27 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat, Hammo
Actively feeding on right trail at Willards, towards the end of the trail where there is s solitary cedar. Feeding on berries in bushes by path.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield
With Greg Hanisek & Newington Adult Ed class


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Date: 1/18/20 4:27 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Buntings, Ruddy Duck - Stratford
1/18 Stratford Short Beach - Noon - 37 Snow Buntings in tree by picnic pavilion north end of Short Beach - sat, flew off and returned.  At foot of tree, 8 Savannah Sparrows feeding in grass.  Sorry did not report - phone dead.
12:30 - Frash Pond - female Ruddy Duck amongst Canada Geese, also Canvasbacks

Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 1/18/20 2:02 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, a note of caution.

Hi all,

Sorting out Scaup and their cousins can be a pain, and there seems to be some confusion with sorting out the female Tufted Duck from the many scaup at Captain's Cove, Bridgeport. The Tufted Duck has a faily long wispy tuft that may be difficult to see at certain angles, but is generally pretty obvious. In addition, it has a solid dark back, no white surrounding the bill, and a large dark tooth that nearly covers the tip of the bill. The confusion seems to be with a couple of young female Lesser Scaup that show little or no white surrounding the base of the bill, and also have dark backs, although theirs is a bit less extensive and they have paler flanks. The indentation at the back of the head may suggest a crest, but doesn't approach the length of the longer wispy crest of the Tufted. Lesser Scaup also have a tiny sliver of a tooth at the bill tip, not the wide tooth of the Tufted. Additionally, the female Tufted has brown flanks and white undertail coverts, and is small, only slightly larger than a Lesser Scaup.

I hope this helps to eliminate some of the confusion


Frank Gallo

Sunrisebirding.com
New alks start next week.
Life is short. Bird often.
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Date: 1/18/20 1:21 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow X Ross pix??
I'm using Snow X Ross here because that name has taken on a life of it's
own as people flock to Orange to see the gaggle of good geese (that's GOGG
:). However, definitively determining it identity/parentage isn't a simple
proposition. Some folks with wide knowledge of western geese are pouring
over what photos we have, but more would be better. If anyone has some that
haven't been added to eBird checklists, please email jpegs to me. If you're
off to Orange tomorrow and wield a camera, try to get more pix.

Thanks

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 1/18/20 11:57 am
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh
Odd


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Subject: [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh

I was just at the Quinnipiac Tidal Marsh Trail, and I have a crazy story.
First, I played recordings of Clapper Rail at the bend in the trail where
it overlooks the river, and one responded. I continued down the trail and
met a birder I have never seen before and who didn't mention his name. He
said that there was a large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds in the old train
yard and that there were 2 Rusty Blackbirds mixed in, along with a
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD! I immediately rushed down the trail and found a
large group of Red-winged Blackbirds. There were at least 44. I quickly
found the 2 Rusty Blackbirds, and had just got on a browner bird that was
weird looking when the whole flock took off because of a Coopers Hawk. So
highlights are Clapper Rail, Rusty Blackbird, and Belted Kingfisher. It is
very possible that there is also a Yellow-headed Blackbird hanging around,
so people should be on the lookout. I got poor photos of part of the
blackbird flock, and will post a complete checklist on eBird.

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Date: 1/18/20 11:38 am
From: Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh
I was just at the Quinnipiac Tidal Marsh Trail, and I have a crazy story.
First, I played recordings of Clapper Rail at the bend in the trail where
it overlooks the river, and one responded. I continued down the trail and
met a birder I have never seen before and who didn't mention his name. He
said that there was a large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds in the old train
yard and that there were 2 Rusty Blackbirds mixed in, along with a
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD! I immediately rushed down the trail and found a
large group of Red-winged Blackbirds. There were at least 44. I quickly
found the 2 Rusty Blackbirds, and had just got on a browner bird that was
weird looking when the whole flock took off because of a Coopers Hawk. So
highlights are Clapper Rail, Rusty Blackbird, and Belted Kingfisher. It is
very possible that there is also a Yellow-headed Blackbird hanging around,
so people should be on the lookout. I got poor photos of part of the
blackbird flock, and will post a complete checklist on eBird.

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Date: 1/18/20 9:48 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Larks at Eastern Point Groton
Pat and Chris Tamborra, Salem. At Eastern Point about 15 Horned Larks. A Perigrene Falcon just buzzed area. About 1 pm.

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Date: 1/18/20 9:44 am
From: George via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Short Beach Stratford
Angela says i should report the Savama sparrows also. 30 Snow Buntings in berry tree.

George
Watertown
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Date: 1/18/20 9:11 am
From: George via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow buntings
Short Beach n end. Litch hills club.


George
Watertown
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Date: 1/18/20 7:35 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Florida birding
Anyone coming down to the Sarasota-Venice- Ft Myers area rhis winter and
would like to do some birding is welcome to email us at any time. Florida
Scrub Jays, wintering shorebirds - last year, even a Bronzed Cowbird.

Paul
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Date: 1/18/20 6:37 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hockanun river Elm St
Jan 18th, 9 am
Elm Street EH Hockanum River
A quick look produced 2 pairs of Pintails, 1 male American wigeon, 1 Male Green Winged Teal... with about 100 Mallards.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT
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Date: 1/18/20 6:29 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford - Glaucous Gull
One first cycle-type Glaucous Gull floating offshore at LONG BEACH. White
overall, all-white wingtips, pink bill with a “dipped-in-ink” black tip.
Larger than associating Herrings. Also plenty of Long-tailed Ducks courting
offshore. No Rough-legged Hawks yet though

Alex w/ Severin
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Yale University | Department of Genetics
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Date: 1/18/20 5:43 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1/18 Wesport
1/18 Westport Compo Beach
Drake Eurasian widgeon near marina boat launch.
Paul Fusco
Oxford

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Date: 1/17/20 4:18 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Warming ocean water > seabird deaths
This USA Today article may be of interest to birders:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/16/blob-hot-water-killed-million-seabirds-pacific-2015-and-2016/4491618002/


Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 1/17/20 12:58 pm
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Patrick Comins on BirdNote
I was surprised and happy to hear an interview on BirdNote yesterday. via Facebook, with Patrick Comins. Patrick thanks for speaking up for Connecticut birds. The link to the interview got Audubon Connecticut confused with Connecticut Audubon though.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 1/17/20 12:56 pm
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] House Finches
Feeder birders swelled today to a season-high of 17 House Finches.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven1/17/2020
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Date: 1/17/20 11:50 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Update on Ted Gilman retirement gathering at Greenwich Audubon
Hi all,
For anyone planning to attend Ted Gilman's retirement gathering at
Greenwich Audubon tomorrow I wanted to send an update that given the
forecast for snow we are giving people the option of either coming tomorrow
(if you can safely travel here) or Sunday, January 19th. If you wish to
come on Sunday we will welcome visitors to see Ted at the same timeframe of
2-6 PM. For more information visit the link below:
https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/ted-gilman-retirement-party-celebrating-43-years-nature-education


-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center
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Date: 1/17/20 8:53 am
From: Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Goldeneye, Wallingford
I had two (2) Common Goldeneyes in Wallingford, Pistapaug Pond. It was
around 10:10

Tony Belejack
Wallingford
www.birderoftheshore.blogspot.com
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Date: 1/17/20 7:07 am
From: James McLoughlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald eagle
Bald Eagle Saugatuck Avenue Westport

Best,
James McLoughlin
203.223.1421
Mcloughlinlandscapes.com

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Date: 1/17/20 6:35 am
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull
Thanks!


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Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull

At shoreline east of jetty at Meigs Point Hammonasset.

Jim Carr
Madison CT

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Date: 1/17/20 6:30 am
From: James Carr via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull
At shoreline east of jetty at Meigs Point Hammonasset.

Jim Carr
Madison CT

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Date: 1/17/20 4:32 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rough-legged alert
In recent years strong January cold fronts have sparked the arrival of
Rough-legged Hawks, Today would be a good day to be on the lookout in open
ares, both on the coast and inland, Bear in mind the ability of Red-tailed
Hawks to hover.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 1/16/20 1:13 pm
From: Steph Stewart via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose
4:10 Broadbrook Mill Pond. Snow Goose.
Stephanie Stewart

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Date: 1/16/20 12:48 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Nature Center grassy parking, Hammo. Park closes at 4:30. M Komara

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Date: 1/16/20 10:31 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fix Needed For The Migratory Bird Treaty Act


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Thank you Patrick for posting about the threat to the M B T A. As it now stands Virginia will pave over an island that hosts thousands of nesting terns in conjunction with the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel without having to construct an artificial island to replace the one being destroyed. And this will be just the beginning without a fix.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/16/20 9:08 am
From: Semeon Tsalbins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1/15 red throated loon
My apologies for not stating yesterday that the sunset sighting of the red throated loon was at Hammonasset SP in Madison,CT

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Date: 1/16/20 9:08 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fix Needed for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act reminder
You may recall that in 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior changed the way the original Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enforced. The department said it would no longer be a violation to "incidentally" kill birds during the course of doing business. Only "intentional harm" would count. Proving intentional harm legally is very difficult, so in practice this removes nearly all of the long-standing protections our native birds have benefitted from for many decades. There was a lot of outrage expressed on this list.

Last week I sent an action alert, but our delegation still hasn't signed on, so there is still more time to weigh in on this important issue. The Act is the single most important protection for the birds we so care about and as it stands now the government would need to prove intentional harm in order to enforce the protections of the act if a bird or birds are killed. H.R. 5552 would correct this and bring back the protections to where they were prior to 2018.

You can contact them through this link, or through each legislator's website:

https://p2a.co/FwqOWLs?bblinkid=198601869&bbemailid=18791732&bbejrid=1337355639

Using the link lets us know how many of people have contacted each congressman or congresswoman, which is helpful for our follow-up's.

Thank you!

Patrick



Patrick M. Comins
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Date: 1/16/20 6:44 am
From: Philip Henson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed goose, YES, Lake Wepawaug, Orange
Subject: Pink-footed goose, Lake Wepawaug, Orange. – Pink-footed goose still present at Lake Wepawaug in Orange as of 8:30 AM this morning. Viewed from the American Legion hall grounds (630 Grassy Hill Rd.). Approx. 800-900 Canada geese. Also present were two snow geese, a previously reported snow goose x ross’s goose hybrid (notably smaller bird than the two snow geese, and duskier, with a short, triangular bill), and at least one cackling goose.

Phil Henson
203.858.8180
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Date: 1/16/20 5:59 am
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink footed yes or no?
Any reports would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jim
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 1/15/20 6:04 pm
From: Semeon Tsalbins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] red throated loon
Seen today as sun was setting ,about 15ft off shore @ beach across from old Nature Ctr building.

(also a redbreasted merganser in the channel @ end of Willard Is trail )

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Date: 1/15/20 5:20 pm
From: Annette Pasek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeck Suffield
Hilltop Farms Continuing, visual of immature only. Sparring at times with a Red-bellied Woodpecker in-between feeding.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Date: 1/15/20 4:35 pm
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Ruddy Duck

Added to the list of ducks in Greenwich harbor today, is one Ruddy Duck. Viewed from Grass Island adjacent to the dog-walk, but it was just off Baldwin Sherman park. One Coot was present too.

Sean Murtha
Norwalk

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Date: 1/15/20 2:09 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lake wepawaug- Orange
2:30 pm Pink Footed Goose and two snow geese as well as the Ross’ X Snow Goose hybrid. Link to my checklist with a photo of the hybrid next to a Snow Goose.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63424889



Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 1/15/20 10:49 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
1/15 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 10am-12noon; low tide
rising.
On the marsh: 1 Snow goose in with flock of 22 Canada Geese at back end of
marsh,
8 Red breasted Mergansers, 2 Buffleheads, 2 Northern harriers cruising over
the marsh, 16 Ring billed gulls and 2 Herring gulls, 1 Great blue heron at
back end of marsh. 2 Mourning doves in the rafters of front porch.
Sunny and mild for a winter day.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/15/20 7:59 am
From: David Mathieu via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, Storrs
Sorry, forgot to say it’s at the north side of Horsebarn Hill.

David Mathieu
Coventry, CT

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> On Jan 15, 2020, at 10:54 AM, David Mathieu <ddsmathieu...> wrote:
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> There’s a yellow-headed blackbird mixed in with the brown-headed cowbird/starling flock. Looks to be the same one as last January. Brown bird with yellow on face and breast, and yellow feathers around cloaca.
>
> David Mathieu
> Coventry,CT
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Date: 1/15/20 7:56 am
From: David Mathieu via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, Storrs
There’s a yellow-headed blackbird mixed in with the brown-headed cowbird/starling flock. Looks to be the same one as last January. Brown bird with yellow on face and breast, and yellow feathers around cloaca.

David Mathieu
Coventry,CT



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Date: 1/15/20 5:18 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose -yes
1/15, orange, lake Wepawaug - large goose flock continues including PINK/FOOTED, 2 Snows - visible from back lot of Am Legion, 630 Grassy Hill Rd.

Frank Mantlik
W/ small mob

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Date: 1/15/20 5:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goosey


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Date: 1/14/20 1:11 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Beware of ticks
The recent warm spell has brought ticks out again. I brushed two deer (black-legged) ticks off my light-colored pants this afternoon at Simsbury Meadows. Fortunately, I decided to switch today from my usual winter blue jeans. A good practice (recommended by the Centers for Disease Control) is to toss your outer garments into the dryer and spin them at high heat for 10 minutes after returning from a visit to tick habitat.

John Weeks
North Granby, CT 06060





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Date: 1/14/20 1:00 pm
From: Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Grass Island, Redheads
Location error.  Should read Grass Island, not Grassy Is.  This is in Greenwich.  Sorry for any confusion. ( See page 12 of Franks book "Birding in CT")

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:08:07 PM EST, Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:


1/14, 10:30am: incoming tide
4 Redheads, Fish Crows, Gadwall, Buffleheads, Hooded and RB Mergs, Scaup, Blk Ducks, Loons etc....
Carol and Gary Lemmon
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Date: 1/14/20 11:40 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Sherwood Island SP-61 species including
Brown Thrasher, 25 Northern Flickers(single flock of 17 behind the nature center,group of 8 near the air quality station), Pine Warbler,Great Egret
Details on my Sherwood eBird list below.

Longshore Club Park- Snow Goose with Canada Goose flock continues,no sign of any Wigeon species

Old Mill Beach/Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve- Tree Swallow continues

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63393253

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/14/20 9:08 am
From: Carol Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Grassy island Redheads

1/14, 10:30am: incoming tide
4 Redheads, Fish Crows, Gadwall, Buffleheads, Hooded and RB Mergs, Scaup, Blk Ducks, Loons etc....
Carol and Gary Lemmon
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Date: 1/14/20 8:26 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Richard Crossley - BirdCallsRadio

Birder et al,

Thought many of you would be interested tin today’s show Richard Crossley, The ID Boot Camp https://bit.ly/35Ur6PY

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 1/14/20 7:38 am
From: Bo Hopkins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink footed remains as of 10:37
361 old tavern road in Orange

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Date: 1/14/20 6:38 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose back at Treat Farm, Orange
361 Old Tavern Rosd

Paul Smith
New Haven

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Date: 1/14/20 5:19 am
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Goose flock on Lake Wepawaug, Orange - pink-footed, greater white-fronted, and snow geese
In addition to the Pink-footed, Greater White-fronted, and Snows, we had at
least one Cackling and a potential immature Snow x Ross’s hybrid: Juvenile
bird, light dusty gray body overall. Much, much smaller than associating
SNGO, with a smaller, stubbier, more triangular bill. Partial grin patch
still visible ruling out pure ROGO.


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Date: 1/14/20 4:59 am
From: Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Goose flock on Lake Wepawaug, Orange - pink-footed, greater white-fronted, and snow geese
Viewing from the American Legion on Grassy Hill Rd. Huge Canada goose flock includes pink-footed, greater white-fronted, and several snow geese.

Acadia w/ Alex, Severin, and Cody
New Haven
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Date: 1/14/20 4:39 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed : no
1/14 Orange - we checked Crosby Pond, Rose Mill Pond, Treat Farm, and town athletic field complex. Only a handful of geese. Nothing rare, as if 7:38.
Male Pintail in Crosby.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/14/20 4:36 am
From: Dixie Sanderson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] question on Niger Seed
Do you think that the Niger seed goes rancid over time, and that is why it is rejected by the birds? If it was stored in a freezer then, would it have a longer shelf life?



Dixie Sanderson
Leete's Island, Guilford
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From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> On Behalf Of SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds
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To: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>; Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed

I concur with all the comments about buying good quality seed from a local birding store. I'd add that thistle seed does become unappealing to the finches when it is old. In the past I bought big bags which the birds devoured when it was new, but by the end of the winter they'd ignore it. To test the "old seed" theory, I bought new and they chowed down again. They are picky eaters!

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
> On January 13, 2020 at 7:39 PM Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> P.S. - the only time I have seen finches avoid thistle/niger is when the seed was not fresh, as in bought at a discount store. Support your local bird shop!
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
>
> > On Jan 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> wrote:
> >
> > I’ve never had problems with the niger seed I buy at the Audubon Shop in Madison and I’d doubt there’s any reason to seek out Lyric brand niger seed.
> >
> > Chuck Imbergamo
> > Madison
> >
> >> On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:49 PM, James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> I follow the VT Birds list serve and below is some interesting
> >> information on niger/thistle seed.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
> >> ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Patricia Folsom
> >> <pfols...>To: "<vtbird...>"
> >> <vtbird...>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020, 05:56:09 PM
> >> ESTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information
> >> on Niger Seed Thank you Jeannie
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I want to send a public giant thank you to Maeve Kim for posting some extremely useful information on feeding Niger or Thistle seed. If you missed it, Maeve explained that Niger is heat treated to prevent the seed from growing thistle in yards and gardens, but if treated with too much heat, the seed becomes unappealing to the birds. Maeve suggested that one company, Lyric, sold seed that remained palatable to the birds. (I believe the implication was the overheating also deprived the seed of nutritional value, and that the birds knew that...) I had full Niger seed feeders that flocks of American Goldfinches had been ignoring all season. I switched brands and got some Lyric brand Niger seed and now my Goldfinches are happily chowing down. Thank you Maeve.
> >>> Jeannie Elias
> >>> Mad Birders
> >>> Fayston, VT
> >>>
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Date: 1/14/20 4:31 am
From: Acadia Kocher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No geese at Crosbys Pond, Orange
No geese at Crosbys Pond in Orange. Continuing our pink-footed goose search elsewhere.

Acadia w/ Alex, Severin, Cody
New Haven
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Date: 1/13/20 6:30 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
I concur with all the comments about buying good quality seed from a local birding store. I'd add that thistle seed does become unappealing to the finches when it is old. In the past I bought big bags which the birds devoured when it was new, but by the end of the winter they'd ignore it. To test the "old seed" theory, I bought new and they chowed down again. They are picky eaters!

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
> On January 13, 2020 at 7:39 PM Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> P.S. - the only time I have seen finches avoid thistle/niger is when the seed was not fresh, as in bought at a discount store. Support your local bird shop!
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
>
> > On Jan 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> wrote:
> >
> > I’ve never had problems with the niger seed I buy at the Audubon Shop in Madison and I’d doubt there’s any reason to seek out Lyric brand niger seed.
> >
> > Chuck Imbergamo
> > Madison
> >
> >> On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:49 PM, James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> I follow the VT Birds list serve and below is some interesting information on niger/thistle seed.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
> >> ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Patricia Folsom <pfols...>To: "<vtbird...>" <vtbird...>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020, 05:56:09 PM ESTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
> >> Thank you Jeannie
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I want to send a public giant thank you to Maeve Kim for posting some extremely useful information on feeding Niger or Thistle seed. If you missed it, Maeve explained that Niger is heat treated to prevent the seed from growing thistle in yards and gardens, but if treated with too much heat, the seed becomes unappealing to the birds. Maeve suggested that one company, Lyric, sold seed that remained palatable to the birds. (I believe the implication was the overheating also deprived the seed of nutritional value, and that the birds knew that...) I had full Niger seed feeders that flocks of American Goldfinches had been ignoring all season. I switched brands and got some Lyric brand Niger seed and now my Goldfinches are happily chowing down. Thank you Maeve.
> >>> Jeannie Elias
> >>> Mad Birders
> >>> Fayston, VT
> >>>
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Date: 1/13/20 4:44 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Thistle seed
P.S. - the only time I have seen finches avoid thistle/niger is when the seed was not fresh, as in bought at a discount store. Support your local bird shop!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

> On Jan 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> wrote:
>
> I’ve never had problems with the niger seed I buy at the Audubon Shop in Madison and I’d doubt there’s any reason to seek out Lyric brand niger seed.
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
>
>>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:49 PM, James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I follow the VT Birds list serve and below is some interesting information on niger/thistle seed.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Date: 1/13/20 4:40 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
P.S. - the only time I have seen finches avoid thistle/niger is when the seed was not fresh, as in bought at a discount store. Support your local bird shop!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

> On Jan 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> wrote:
>
> I’ve never had problems with the niger seed I buy at the Audubon Shop in Madison and I’d doubt there’s any reason to seek out Lyric brand niger seed.
>
> Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
>
>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:49 PM, James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I follow the VT Birds list serve and below is some interesting information on niger/thistle seed.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
>> ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Patricia Folsom <pfols...>To: "<vtbird...>" <vtbird...>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020, 05:56:09 PM ESTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
>> Thank you Jeannie
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I want to send a public giant thank you to Maeve Kim for posting some extremely useful information on feeding Niger or Thistle seed. If you missed it, Maeve explained that Niger is heat treated to prevent the seed from growing thistle in yards and gardens, but if treated with too much heat, the seed becomes unappealing to the birds. Maeve suggested that one company, Lyric, sold seed that remained palatable to the birds. (I believe the implication was the overheating also deprived the seed of nutritional value, and that the birds knew that...) I had full Niger seed feeders that flocks of American Goldfinches had been ignoring all season. I switched brands and got some Lyric brand Niger seed and now my Goldfinches are happily chowing down. Thank you Maeve.
>>> Jeannie Elias
>>> Mad Birders
>>> Fayston, VT
>>>
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Date: 1/13/20 4:31 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
I’ve never had problems with the niger seed I buy at the Audubon Shop in Madison and I’d doubt there’s any reason to seek out Lyric brand niger seed.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

> On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:49 PM, James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I follow the VT Birds list serve and below is some interesting information on niger/thistle seed.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
> ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Patricia Folsom <pfols...>To: "<vtbird...>" <vtbird...>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020, 05:56:09 PM ESTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
> Thank you Jeannie
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...> wrote:
>>
>> I want to send a public giant thank you to Maeve Kim for posting some extremely useful information on feeding Niger or Thistle seed. If you missed it, Maeve explained that Niger is heat treated to prevent the seed from growing thistle in yards and gardens, but if treated with too much heat, the seed becomes unappealing to the birds. Maeve suggested that one company, Lyric, sold seed that remained palatable to the birds. (I believe the implication was the overheating also deprived the seed of nutritional value, and that the birds knew that...) I had full Niger seed feeders that flocks of American Goldfinches had been ignoring all season. I switched brands and got some Lyric brand Niger seed and now my Goldfinches are happily chowing down. Thank you Maeve.
>> Jeannie Elias
>> Mad Birders
>> Fayston, VT
>>
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Date: 1/13/20 3:50 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fw: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
I follow the VT Birds list serve and below is some interesting information on niger/thistle seed.Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Patricia Folsom <pfols...>To: "<vtbird...>" <vtbird...>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020, 05:56:09 PM ESTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] Giant Thanks to Maeve Kim for Information on Niger Seed
Thank you Jeannie


Sent from my iPad

> On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Jeannie Elias <moosewoman...> wrote:
>
> I want to send a public giant thank you to Maeve Kim for posting some extremely useful information on feeding Niger or Thistle seed. If you missed it, Maeve explained that Niger is heat treated to prevent the seed from growing thistle in yards and gardens, but if treated with too much heat, the seed becomes unappealing to the birds. Maeve suggested that one company, Lyric, sold seed that remained palatable to the birds. (I believe the implication was the overheating also deprived the seed of nutritional value, and that the birds knew that...) I had full Niger seed feeders that flocks of American Goldfinches had been ignoring all season. I switched brands and got some Lyric brand Niger seed and now my Goldfinches are happily chowing down. Thank you Maeve.
> Jeannie Elias
> Mad Birders
> Fayston, VT
>
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Date: 1/13/20 12:36 pm
From: Dave Medd via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Mergansers & RNDU
Putnam Reservoir- Greenwich 330 pm

~100 Common Mergansers
6 Ring neck ducks

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Date: 1/13/20 11:54 am
From: Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marsh Wren
I had a MARSH WREN at Lake Whitney today on Gordon Street. Other highlights
include 30 Wood Duck, a Purple Finch, and a unknown Warbler.

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Date: 1/13/20 11:36 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose, Orange
1/13. Orange, 361 Old Tavern Rd , 2:30pm - flock of 1000+ Canada geese in fields and cornfields N of road now contains PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, 1 adult GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, and at least 4 SNOW GEESE. I’m viewing from side of road near creek east of farm driveway.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/13/20 10:35 am
From: Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] great whitefronted hybrid Bunnell high school Stratford
300 Canada and 1 great white fronted hybrid now at Bunnell High School

Stratford

L.Olsen
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Date: 1/13/20 7:18 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point - Snow Goose
Milford Point - 1 Snow Goose mixed in with Canada's in the marsh.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 1/13/20 6:47 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose
1/13 Orange, Crosby Pond 7:55AM- saw the Pink footed goose in with the
Canada Geese. Just before 8AM, The Pink footed goose took flight with about
a dozen Canadas , heading Northwest. Pintail Ducks are still at that pond,
which can be seen more easily from Racebrook Rd business Park (280
Racebrook Rd).
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/13/20 6:16 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Longspur
Sandy Point - West Haven - 1 Lapland Longspur mixed in with a few Horned
Larks. They were our near the tip.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 1/13/20 6:14 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose Crosby’s pond orange
Shortly after 8:10am, Bev and I checked two places in Orange she has seen geese feeding recently - Old Tavern Rd athletic fields and Treat Farm. There were no geese at former site and only 16 Canada’s at the latter.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> Bev Propen says the PF Goose flew off 8:00am, headed west
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>> Pink footed goose now at Crosby’s pond orange with Pintsil and many Canada geese. Seen with Greg H
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Date: 1/13/20 6:01 am
From: stephen veillette via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Wethersfield
Still at Spring St pond as of 8:45am Monday. -Steve Veillette

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Date: 1/13/20 5:15 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose Crosby’s pond orange
Bev Propen says the PF Goose flew off 8:00am, headed west

Mantlik

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> Pink footed goose now at Crosby’s pond orange with Pintsil and many Canada geese. Seen with Greg H
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Date: 1/13/20 4:18 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink footed goose Crosby’s pond orange
Pink footed goose now at Crosby’s pond orange with Pintsil and many Canada geese. Seen with Greg H
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Date: 1/12/20 5:38 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bat at Greenwich Point, 1/11/20
Another sign of the crazy times we're living in - a bat, flying around in
broad daylight. Reddish brown.

Paul
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Date: 1/12/20 5:10 pm
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Winter Raptor Survey
Like myself, I'm sure many CT birders participated in the Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey on Saturday.  I just read about another citizen-science project that surveys for all wintering raptors that may be of interest to other CT birders.  It involves driving a 20-60 mile route that you can construct yourself.  Stopping at locations with favorable habitat to scan for hawks can also be included.  And since we all know how dangerous birding while driving can be, teams of 2-4 surveyors are required.  It is run by the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA), the same folks who tabulate all the Hawkwatch data.  More info can be found at their website:
https://www.hmana.org/winter-raptor-survey/

Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Date: 1/12/20 4:08 pm
From: Abby Sesselberg via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole
Still there today around 11am.

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:11 PM FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <
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> The Baltimore Oriole was visiting the feeder at the blue condos beside
> Mondo Pond's north parking lot from 3:37-4:07 p.m. when we left.
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> Frank Gallo and Sunrise Birding group.
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> Next walk Wednesday, 1/15. Check website for listings.
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Date: 1/12/20 3:36 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle: Hamden, Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Jan 12, 2020
Bald eagle is always striking. Some digiscoped photos on eBird, if you want to check my aging. It flew over the bridge then landed near the north coast and played in the water some.
Arthur Shippee, Hamden.

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> Date: January 12, 2020 at 6:26:47 PM EST
> To: <Ashippee...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Jan 12, 2020
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> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
N. H. county, Hamden.
> Jan 12, 2020 2:40 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
>
> Bald Eagle 1 Third year, I think: head whitish, but not bright; body generally dark, beak yellow. It flew overhead, over Waite St., & a moment's thought was Black Vulture, as hint to tone of head color. It then landed far out near the upper shore. These shots through Viper scope @ 60x, plus iPhone 7 zoom (Phone Skope connector.)
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Date: 1/12/20 12:59 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP 3:45pm - 1 RED-NECKED GREBE at the end of the morraine trail.

Dan Rottino & Family
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 1/12/20 10:51 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider continues.
Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford. Seen from the point. Very windy.
Mark Danforth, Tolland


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Date: 1/12/20 10:36 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull, Wethersfield
The Iceland Gull is back on Spring St. Pond in Wethersfield as of 1:25 pm.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 1/12/20 6:09 am
From: Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Wigeon and Snow Goose updates please

Has anyone seen either the Snow Goose or Eurasian Wigeon at the Westport Longshore Club??
Positive and negative updates will be great
Thanks!

Tony Belejack
Wallingford 
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Date: 1/12/20 6:06 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford 3 Palm & 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, Marsh Wren
Stratford-McKinney RR Tracks Trail- 3 western Palm Warblers, 2 forty feet from the road on right as you walk in, the 3rd along with the Orange-crowned about 50 feet past the sign and boulders. Also in the same area, a single Marsh Wren seen and heard next to the path, listen for the “excited chit-chit” calls.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/12/20 3:02 am
From: Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hilltop Farm?
I am going to check Hilltop Farm around 7:30 and was wondering if there is
a specific place to go to see the Red-headed Woodpeckers. Thanks!

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Date: 1/11/20 4:23 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider / Rusty Blackbird link
From Robert Dixon    1/11/20Link to record shots of the Harkness King Eider and the Rocky Neck Rusty Blackbird.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150023605@N08/with/49363910358/




Bob DixonEliot, Me.
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Date: 1/11/20 3:09 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo to Harkness
From Robert Dixon1/11/20 - Myself, Jason Rieger and Doug Warner birded from Hammo to Harkness today with the following highlights.
Hammonassett SP - Willards Island - GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH and many YELLOW - RUMPED WARBLERS. Elsewhere in the park RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and NORTHERN HARRIER and many HORNED LARKS.
East Lyme, Rocky Neck SP - A lone RUSTY BLACKBIRD in the previously reported location and an immature BALD EAGLE.
Warterford, Harkness SP - Drake KING EIDER continues along with BLACK SCOTER, RAZORBILL (2), GREAT CORMORANT (2), BRANT and SWAMP SPARROW (three on the marsh side of the brush dump).Also had BLACK VULTURE (5) over Rte 213 in Waterford and a PEREGRINE FALCON scattering Rock Pigeons on Rte 156 in Old Lyme.
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Date: 1/11/20 12:33 pm
From: Donna Rose Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Winter Wren
1/11 Winter Wren: Cornwall Bridge, on AT trail just after entrance at Dawn Hill Rd.Donna Rose SmithWoodbury, CT
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Date: 1/11/20 12:20 pm
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Watertown - Kestrel
1/11/2020 - Watertown, McVeigh Road - 1 AMERICAN KESTREL


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Watertown
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Date: 1/11/20 11:37 am
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Morris - Catbird
1/11/2020 - Morris, Anderson Road - 1 GRAY CATBIRD, flew from above the little pond back towards the woods.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 1/11/20 11:25 am
From: Audubon Bent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe- Southbury
From Russ Naylor
Fish Rock Road in Southbury, private residence an Eastern Phoebe
associating with a feeding flock of sparrows and other songbirds.

Ken Elkins
Southbury, CT
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Date: 1/11/20 10:18 am
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pintails yes Orange 280 Racebrook Rd back parking area


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Date: 1/11/20 8:33 am
From: Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] where have the Barnacles gone
Thank you Tina.. I have been.. excellent!
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Date: 1/11/20 6:45 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Help pass the new Migratory Bird Act
There is an error in the bill number. It is H.R, 5552.



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On Jan 10, 2020, at 7:51 PM, Patrick Comins <pcomins...> wrote:




Please contact your representatives about this important legislation

Your voice has made a difference in the past. Please email your representative in the U.S. House!




Good evening! Sorry to email you on a Friday night<x-apple-data-detectors://1>but your help is important.

Connecticut's Congress members have a chance to be an early co-sponsor of one of the most important pieces of bird protection legislation ever.

H.R. 5222, a new version of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, would halt the recent rollback of regulations and standards that have protected birds for a century.

The Connecticut Audubon Society is strongly supporting the legislation and is urging Connecticut’s House members to become co-sponsors.

Please contact your Representative<https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=https%3a%2f%2fp2a.co%2fFwqOWLs&srcid=18791732&srctid=1&erid=1337355639&trid=4ca8ae4f-dc96-4c76-818d-6e9995915d85&linkid=198601902&isbbox=1> and ask him or her to become a co-sponsor.

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The new legislation is necessary because in 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior changed the way the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enforced.

The department ruled that it would no longer be a violation to “incidentally” kill birds during the course of doing business. Only “intentional harm” would count.

The new law will change that! It is absolutely crucial that this legislation pass.

Your voice and the voices of other advocates have made the difference in the past. Please act today and email your House member.

Thank you!

Sincerely,


Patrick

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Date: 1/11/20 5:42 am
From: Scott Vincent via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cackling Goose - Gould Manor Park, Fairfield
Cackling Goose with Canada Geese at Gould Manor Park, Fairfield CT at 8:30am

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Date: 1/11/20 4:43 am
From: William Riley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4698, Issue 2
Okay to pay. Bill

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> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:22:36 -0500
> From: Bev <bpropen...>
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Anchor beach milford
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> 1/10
> 3:35-4:15
> 2 ducks that I couldn't ID-no scope. But orangy colored bill. White face/forehead & upper neck . & black body- fairly large size - diving- at intersection of Wall st & beach Ave in sound waters.
> Others were 4 avail, 4 RB mergansers, 8 black bellied plovers on rocks, American black ducks, gulls.
> Bev Propen, Orange
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> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:29:19 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Anchor beach milford
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> surf scoter?
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>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 4:23 PM Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
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>> 1/10
>> 3:35-4:15
>> 2 ducks that I couldn't ID-no scope. But orangy colored bill. White
>> face/forehead & upper neck . & black body- fairly large size - diving- at
>> intersection of Wall st & beach Ave in sound waters.
>> Others were 4 avail, 4 RB mergansers, 8 black bellied plovers on rocks,
>> American black ducks, gulls.
>> Bev Propen, Orange
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>
> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:51:21 -0500
> From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
> To: Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Surf scoters
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> Regarding the 2 ducks I couldn't definitively ID at Anchor Beach, Milford,
> Thank you for your suggestions. I do believe they were 2 Surf Scoters.
> Bev Propen, Orange
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:29:23 -0500
> From: Bev <bpropen...>
> To: Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Anchor beach
> Message-ID: <A615A3FB-CD95-4D33-B63B-B6CCF1E0AF6F...>
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>
> The other 4 ducks were scaup species. ( not avail- auto correct)
> Bev Propen
>
>
>
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>
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 00:33:54 +0000
> From: Patrick Comins <pcomins...>
> To: CT List <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Help pass the new Migratory Bird Act
> Message-ID: <956F2502-1238-4868-8FCB-B415E94B8C1A...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>
>
> Please contact your representatives about this important legislation
>
> Your voice has made a difference in the past. Please email your representative in the U.S. House!
>
>
>
>
> Good evening! Sorry to email you on a Friday night<x-apple-data-detectors://1>but your help is important.
>
> Connecticut's Congress members have a chance to be an early co-sponsor of one of the most important pieces of bird protection legislation ever.
>
> H.R. 5222, a new version of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, would halt the recent rollback of regulations and standards that have protected birds for a century.
>
> The Connecticut Audubon Society is strongly supporting the legislation and is urging Connecticut?s House members to become co-sponsors.
>
> Please contact your Representative<https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=https%3a%2f%2fp2a.co%2fFwqOWLs&srcid=18791732&srctid=1&erid=1337355639&trid=4ca8ae4f-dc96-4c76-818d-6e9995915d85&linkid=198601902&isbbox=1> and ask him or her to become a co-sponsor.
>
> https://p2a.co/FwqOWLs?bblinkid=198601869&bbemailid=18791732&bbejrid=1337355639
>
> The new legislation is necessary because in 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior changed the way the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enforced.
>
> The department ruled that it would no longer be a violation to ?incidentally? kill birds during the course of doing business. Only ?intentional harm? would count.
>
> The new law will change that! It is absolutely crucial that this legislation pass.
>
> Your voice and the voices of other advocates have made the difference in the past. Please act today and email your House member.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Patrick
>
> Patrick M. Comins
> Executive Director
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 21:31:43 -0500 (EST)
> From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
> To: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Monk parakeets in Bridgeport?
> Message-ID: <1972672740.314931.1578709904571...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
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> Are there still any monk parakeets in Bridgeport? There used to be nests near Seaside Park -- are they still there?
>
> Sarah Faulkner
> Collinsville
>
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>
> Message: 8
> Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 21:52:49 -0500
> From: Mark Grogan <mgrogan...>
> To: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
> Cc: ctbirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Monk parakeets in Bridgeport?
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> Yes
>
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 9:32 PM SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> Are there still any monk parakeets in Bridgeport? There used to be nests
>> near Seaside Park -- are they still there?
>>
>> Sarah Faulkner
>> Collinsville
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 04:11:11 +0000 (UTC)
> From: FRANK GALLO <peeplo...>
> To: <CTBirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole
> Message-ID: <2068322203.6509527.1578715871738...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
>
> The Baltimore Oriole was visiting the feeder at the blue condos beside Mondo Pond's north parking lot from 3:37-4:07 p.m. when we left.
>
> Frank Gallo and Sunrise Birding group.
>
> Sunrisebirding.com
> Next walk Wednesday, 1/15. Check website for listings.
> Life is short. Bird often.
>
>
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> Subject: Digest Footer
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Date: 1/11/20 3:39 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] If you were wondering where the Barnacle Goose and its’ hybrid offspring went....

https://ebird.org/checklist/S63222124


Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/10/20 8:12 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole

The Baltimore Oriole was visiting the feeder at the blue condos beside Mondo Pond's north parking lot from 3:37-4:07 p.m. when we left.

Frank Gallo and Sunrise Birding group.

Sunrisebirding.com
Next walk Wednesday, 1/15. Check website for listings.
Life is short. Bird often.
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Date: 1/10/20 6:53 pm
From: Mark Grogan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Monk parakeets in Bridgeport?
Yes

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 9:32 PM SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Are there still any monk parakeets in Bridgeport? There used to be nests
> near Seaside Park -- are they still there?
>
> Sarah Faulkner
> Collinsville
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Date: 1/10/20 6:32 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Monk parakeets in Bridgeport?
Are there still any monk parakeets in Bridgeport? There used to be nests near Seaside Park -- are they still there?

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
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Date: 1/10/20 4:51 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Help pass the new Migratory Bird Act

Please contact your representatives about this important legislation

Your voice has made a difference in the past. Please email your representative in the U.S. House!




Good evening! Sorry to email you on a Friday night<x-apple-data-detectors://1>but your help is important.

Connecticut's Congress members have a chance to be an early co-sponsor of one of the most important pieces of bird protection legislation ever.

H.R. 5222, a new version of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, would halt the recent rollback of regulations and standards that have protected birds for a century.

The Connecticut Audubon Society is strongly supporting the legislation and is urging Connecticut’s House members to become co-sponsors.

Please contact your Representative<https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=https%3a%2f%2fp2a.co%2fFwqOWLs&srcid=18791732&srctid=1&erid=1337355639&trid=4ca8ae4f-dc96-4c76-818d-6e9995915d85&linkid=198601902&isbbox=1> and ask him or her to become a co-sponsor.

https://p2a.co/FwqOWLs?bblinkid=198601869&bbemailid=18791732&bbejrid=1337355639

The new legislation is necessary because in 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior changed the way the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enforced.

The department ruled that it would no longer be a violation to “incidentally” kill birds during the course of doing business. Only “intentional harm” would count.

The new law will change that! It is absolutely crucial that this legislation pass.

Your voice and the voices of other advocates have made the difference in the past. Please act today and email your House member.

Thank you!

Sincerely,


Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director


Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 1/10/20 2:30 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Anchor beach
The other 4 ducks were scaup species. ( not avail- auto correct)
Bev Propen

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Date: 1/10/20 1:52 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Surf scoters
Regarding the 2 ducks I couldn't definitively ID at Anchor Beach, Milford,
Thank you for your suggestions. I do believe they were 2 Surf Scoters.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/10/20 1:30 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Anchor beach milford
surf scoter?

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 4:23 PM Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
wrote:

> 1/10
> 3:35-4:15
> 2 ducks that I couldn't ID-no scope. But orangy colored bill. White
> face/forehead & upper neck . & black body- fairly large size - diving- at
> intersection of Wall st & beach Ave in sound waters.
> Others were 4 avail, 4 RB mergansers, 8 black bellied plovers on rocks,
> American black ducks, gulls.
> Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/10/20 1:23 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Anchor beach milford
1/10
3:35-4:15
2 ducks that I couldn't ID-no scope. But orangy colored bill. White face/forehead & upper neck . & black body- fairly large size - diving- at intersection of Wall st & beach Ave in sound waters.
Others were 4 avail, 4 RB mergansers, 8 black bellied plovers on rocks, American black ducks, gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/10/20 9:42 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY!!!
Every year COA offers small grants (up to $1,000.00 each) to help fund
projects that benefit Connecticut’s birds. The application deadline for
2020 grants is midnight on January 15, 2020. Complete guidelines and forms
are on the COA website at this link:
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/ Please note,
guidelines have changed. We will no longer accept applications for funding
the purchase of optics.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 1/10/20 8:51 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Pintails still here in Orange
1/10 Orange
Did my short loop around my local birding areas. At Old Tavern Rd
baseball fields, the Great blue heron was in its same location on right
side of pond. Red Tailed hawk in tree near maintenance building.
Went to Racebrook Business park pond again (you can put in 280 Racebrook Rd
into GPS). It is on Racebrook Rd, off Boston Post Rd, near Chase Bank.
There were 2 pairs of Northern Pintails in with the mallards, plus 2 Red
Shouldered hawks in trees, pointed out by Andy and Tara Stack. Nice to put
names and faces together from fellow birders.
At Indian Lake-mallards, a couple of Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher , Great
black backed gull in with the other gulls.
Stopped at Clark Pond Fishway off Roses Mill Rd.- 1 Great Blue Heron and
Red shouldered hawk in tree with several Blue jays squawking and 7 Common
Grackles in the trees.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/10/20 7:43 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Lyme Rusties continue
East Lyme-Rocky Neck SP- 30+ Rusty Blackbirds heard and seen well in the marsh and the trees on the right side of the exit road. After passing the parking areas and the bridge, they were near the 20 mph speed limit sign. Be patient and listen for them. There is a large flock of starlings and cowbirds there as well but they are eating the crabapples in the parking areas.

Tina Green & Sara Zagorski
Westport & Wethersfield
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Date: 1/10/20 6:23 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills, Greenwich Point

This morning there were 4 RAZORBILLS off the East beach at Greenwich Point Park, sitting on the water. When I first spotted them they were close enough for decent scope views, but were diving frequently; as I watched they moved further out into the sound, one of them flying a short distance. Plenty of the usual suspects as well, Longtails and Horned Grebes especially abundant.

Sean Murtha
Norwalk

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Date: 1/9/20 7:08 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MEGA BOWL IV !!!
Hello, fellow CT birders!



The fourth annual Mega Bowl of Birding in New Haven County will be held on
Saturday, February 1st! This is a fun and friendly event. All CT birders
are welcome to participate. People go out in groups of 2-5 and go birding
wherever they choose within New Haven County. They record all of the
species they encounter. Teams are awarded points for each species they
observe. The rarer the species, the more points they are awarded.
Sightings are called in to the coordinator and shared with the other teams.
At the end of the day, all of the participants meet at the Kellogg
Environmental Center in Derby to share stories, enjoy a great dinner and
receive prizes. The rules and checklist are available upon request. Contact
me anytime with questions or to register for the Mega Bowl at:
<mailto:<closcalz...> <closcalz...> or 203 389-6508.



Thanks and good birding,



Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge

Mega Bowl Coordinator





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Date: 1/9/20 1:32 pm
From: Fraser, Doug via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo 1200
First fork at Willards (Chat location)
Veery
Also
Hermit, White-throated Sparrows, Y-R Warblers

Doug Fraser
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Date: 1/9/20 12:49 pm
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange Crown warbler
3pm. Jan 9th Cedar Hill Cemetery. Hartford
End of the back road.
Orange Crown Warbler
Photo

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/9/20 10:05 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] pair of Northern Pintails in Orange
1/9 -Did a short drive around my local birding spots here in Orange.
Highlight was a pair of Northern Pintails in with 11 mallards, at the
Racebrook business park pond.
The rest of the areas, Indian Lake, Old Tavern Rd baseball fields, Mill
Pond close had Canada Geese, mallards, Crows, starlings-nothing unusual.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 1/8/20 8:04 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Baltimore Oriole, Milford
1/8. Milford, Mondo Ponds. During a brief walk late afternoon at Mondo Ponds, I discovered an immature female BALTIMORE ORIOLE. It was feeding at the bird feeder on private property at the adjacent condominium. It could be readily seen from the small dirt parking lot along Naugatuck Avenue, which is just west of the condo drive "Audubon Close". No need to trespass; please respect private property.
Afterward around sunset, at nearby Beaver Brook Preserve (West Avenue, just east of the I-95 overpass), there was a huge mixed flock of Common Grackles and European Starlings that were gathering prior to their evening roost. There were an estimated 350 Grackles and 2100 Starlings.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 1/8/20 1:03 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Clean up day at Milford Point
There is a lot of garbage that has floated in with some of the recent high tides so some concerned local citizens have organized a cleanup day for this Sunday from 8 AM -11:30 AM. Meeting at the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center. You can call or text 203-770-8895 or just show up. All supplies will be provided, but some work gloves may be handy. We will have about 10 "litter grabbers" but if you have a set it might be helpful to have more.

Thank you!

Patrick


Patrick M. Comins
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Date: 1/8/20 12:56 pm
From: cllongmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Leaf litter
Raked out some leaves from a corner of the patio and the birds are going crazy picking thru it.  Even had a Carolina wren.  Claudia longmore Wethersfield 
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Date: 1/8/20 12:52 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC 1st Wednesday Walk eBird Checklist - 8 Jan 2020 - Sherwood Island State Park - 48 species plus a few extras
The New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday Walk of the year highlights included an adult Bald Eagle, the continuing American Pipit flock, a vocal but hidden Fox Sparrow, and 2 male Eastern Towhees.
Click on the link below to see the entire checklist.
Several of us went to see the continuing Tree Swallow at Sherwood Mill Pond/Mill Beach after the walk and this afternoon around 3pm I saw the Snow Goose fly into the Longshore Park golf course. No sign of the Eurasian Wigeon today.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S63174677

Tina Green
Westport
NHBC 1st Wednesday Walk Coordinator
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Date: 1/8/20 12:17 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windham County highlights
From Robert Dixon1/8/20 - Some highlights from the Quinebaug Fish Hatchery and a few other stops in Windham County that might be of interest to 'Big January' birders.Plainfield, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - Great Blue Heron (6), Bald Eagle (2), Belted Kingfisher (2), Northern Flicker (2), Fish Crow (5), Winter Wren (2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (one for sure might have been two), Eastern Bluebird (8), Field Sparrow and Swamp Sparrow. Details of where individual species were found and a few photos on my ebird list   https://ebird.org/checklist/S63175927
Moosup, Moosup Pond - Ring-necked Duck (2) and Bufflehead (4).
Thompson, Thompson Dam parking lot - Common Merganser (4).
Putnam, Rotary Park - Cedar Waxwings (10) in crabapple near Cargil Falls bridge.
Sterling yard - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Robert DixonEliot, Maine / Sterling, Ct.
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Date: 1/8/20 8:59 am
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallow
Wondered what the Westport Tree Swallow was eating. In an old book published 1951, “American Wildlife & Plants…” it says they eat mostly insects and spiders but also Bayberry, Virginia Creeper, Red Cedar and Dogwood and other fruit.
Pat Bailey
Sherman, CT
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Date: 1/8/20 7:07 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] {HASnotes} Tundra??? Swan fly over
Looking at the pictures again it may be an imm. Mute swan.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

> On Jan 8, 2020, at 9:24 AM, Maggie peretto <wings.mp...> wrote:
>
> 9:10 am Jan 8th Imm. Tundra Swan
> Flew over the Hockanum River Trail by EH middle school headed SW.
> have pics.
>
>
>
> Maggie Peretto
> Manchester, CT
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Date: 1/8/20 7:05 am
From: Jay Kaplan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] {HASnotes} Tundra Swan fly over
January 8th - 8:30 am
Ruby-crowned kinglet in Simsbury behind the band shell near Helen's Way off Iron Horse Blvd.
Alecia Langlois and Jay Kaplan


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Subject: {HASnotes} Tundra Swan fly over

9:10 am Jan 8th Imm. Tundra Swan
Flew over the Hockanum River Trail by EH middle school headed SW.
have pics. 



Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/8/20 6:25 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tundra Swan fly over
9:10 am Jan 8th Imm. Tundra Swan
Flew over the Hockanum River Trail by EH middle school headed SW.
have pics.



Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/8/20 2:59 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Big January numbers to date
I'll be away from CT for a bit so I wanted to do an update on how birders
are doing on their CT Big Januarys. Below are the current leaders (two
highest current totals for each) in the state and in each county. Remember
we're doing county lists as well and you may want to only do a county, I
myself am only birding New London County this month (unless a Ross's Gull
shows up somewhere else in CT!). Big Januarys are an opportunity to share
birding and expand our passion to others, so please try and keep no
secrets, share sightings on CTBirds. As those of us who have been around
for a minute know, secrecy has never been good for the birding community.
Okay off the soapbox and on to the numbers.

To date in January 2020 151 species have been reported in CT. The current
leaders are:

Connecticut: Eli Holton 99, Frank Mantlik 93/Dave Provencher 93
Fairfield County: Frank Mantlik 91, Aidan Kiley 86
New Haven County: Marianne Vahey 70, Chris Loscalzo 70
Middlesex County: Chris Petherick 55, Tim Antanaitis 35
New London County: Dave Provencher 93, Phil Rusch 78
Litchfield County: Ray Belding 41, Nicolas Main 41
Hartford County: Paul Cianfaglione 67, Maggie Peretto 64
Tolland County: Dave Mathieu 43, Michael Curtis 31
Windham County: Robert Dixon 25, Andrea Perko 24/Mike Perko 24

All numbers according to eBird. Hopefully I didn't spell anyone's name
wrong! Good luck everyone, I'll be back birding CT later this month and
will give further updates.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/7/20 3:18 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Goldeneye
Sorry! no location!

At the Windsor Locks Canal, just north of the 190 bridge.


> On January 7, 2020 at 5:55 PM SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> wrote:
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> 3:30 pm 8 seen - 6 drakes, 2 hens, all Common. No Barrows in sight.
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> Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 1/7/20 2:55 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Goldeneye
3:30 pm 8 seen - 6 drakes, 2 hens, all Common. No Barrows in sight.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 1/7/20 10:58 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Tree Swallow
Sherwood Mill Pond- from the tide gates bridge- Tree Swallow continues

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/7/20 9:34 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NEWS REEL - BirdCallsRadio

Birder et al,

Thought many of you would be interested tin today’s show BCR News Reel https://bit.ly/35Ur6PY

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk CT
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Date: 1/7/20 9:16 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Silver Sands - Lincoln's Sparrow
Silver Sands - 1 Lincoln's Sparrow

The bird was in the marsh about 50 yards north of the animal control
building. Possibly the bird I had in the park in December.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 1/7/20 9:05 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland gull manchester
At union pond viewable with flock of gulls. Parked by the dam on union st
and seen well with scope and binoculars

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/7/20 9:04 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ravens - Milford CT
Both yesterday and today I observed two ravens "chasing" each other and doing aerial displays.They were soaring and flying quite high in the area around exit 36 of I-95, Plains Rd, MilfordI suppose they are starting courtship?
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Date: 1/7/20 8:57 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Catbird / Strong rd
Jan 7th at 11:53 Strong Road. South Windsor
Gray CatBird.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/7/20 6:06 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE IN ONE WEEK!!!
Every year COA offers small grants (up to $1,000.00 each) to help fund
projects that benefit Connecticut’s birds. The application deadline for
2020 grants is midnight on January 15, 2020. Complete guidelines and forms
are on the COA website at this link:
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/ Please note,
guidelines have changed. We will no longer accept applications for funding
the purchase of optics.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 1/7/20 5:14 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ebird error
1/7. In entering an ebird list in Stratford minutes ago, I accidentally entered a Snowy Owl. I did not see a Snowy Owl. Sorry.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/6/20 6:38 pm
From: LAIRD via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Captain's Cove Bridgport
Around 11 am I saw the dozens of scaups; 2 juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons, 1 kingfisher and a Great Blue Heron that was fighting a gull over a fish (GBH won). Across the way on the Fairfield side were another 4 GBHs.

Before I arrived at Captain's Cove I encountered hundreds of starlings on the power lines...!

Dana Laird

Norwalk, CT
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Date: 1/6/20 6:04 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck, Bridgeport
1/6 Bridgeport, Captain's Cove, 3:25pm - The female TUFTED DUCK continues among a large Scaup flock (320 Greater, 9+ Lesser) in the marina channel behind the Captain's Cove office. It took repeated scans with binocs and scope to find it. To distinguish it from female Scaup, look for the uniformly black back, the small but noticeable tuft on back of head, and the lack of white around the base of the bill.  Also present was a Black-crowned Night-Heron.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford
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Date: 1/6/20 4:01 pm
From: sharon dellinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrels
We have seen Black Squirrels as recently as this past summer. Never more
than 1 or 2 at a time. There will be prolonged absences, unlike their grey
”cousins”.

Sharon and Roy Dellinger
Colchester, CT
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Date: 1/6/20 3:39 pm
From: Kathy Edwards via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black squirrels
Kathy Edwards
New Canaan
When my two kids were at Princeton we had a black squirrel with an orange tail frequenting our yard! I kid you not and I have the photos to prove it! :) Haven’t seen it in years.

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Date: 1/6/20 3:23 pm
From: Nancy via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] History About - Stanley Park and Black Squirrels -Westfield MA
Black Squirrel History- as a kid in early 50's , we would drive from Simsbury up to see the Black Squirrels in Westfield. What a thrill !
https://www.stanleypark.org/history-about.html
No problem if you dont include- I know it's not about birds. But very interesting information. 
Nancy MorandDurham, Ct
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Date: 1/6/20 3:08 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enough Squirrels
Everyone,

Interesting as they may be, it appears that black squirrels aren't anywhere near as uncommon as we might have thought.  Common enough that it is time to wind down the subject on our bird list.


I photographed one of the white ones at Kellog in Derby back in 2015.  I seem to recall that a photo of one by Paul Fusco made the cover of Connecticut Wildlife Magazine.  My personal opinion (taking off my moderator hat for a moment) is that anyone in Connecticut who is interested in our wildlife should have a subscription. A bargain!
https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325712&deepNav_GID=1655


Good birding!

Roy Harvey
CTBirds admin/moderator
Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 1/6/20 2:58 pm
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] squirrels
There was an outbreak of black squirrels 10 or 15 years ago on the east side of Wallingford. That population soon declined, but a few are still around.
Marty MooreWallingford
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Date: 1/6/20 2:57 pm
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrels - Greenwich
I annually see black squirrels in Bruce Park, Greenwich (between exits 3/4)

Lynnette C - OG, CT
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Date: 1/6/20 2:51 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills- Ocean Beach Park NL
Group of 6 diving Razorbills just off shore at Ocean Beach park in New London this afternoon. Also 8 Purple Sandpipers on the rock islands off of the west end of the beach. The drake King Eider was not seen, but plenty of Common Eiders were present.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Date: 1/6/20 2:47 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds-Rocky Neck SP
The flock of 30 or so Rusty Blackbirds continue this afternoon at Rocky Neck State Park along the main entrance road in the tree/phragmite area past the campground.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Date: 1/6/20 2:47 pm
From: Donna Rose Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
I have seen over the years many colors of Eastern Grey Squirrel at Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby CT. The most notable is the white one, but also black, brown, and gray with white guard hairs (this last combo was a known offspring of the white femal).

Donna Rose Smith
Woodbury, CT

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Date: 1/6/20 2:46 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
There is a handsome black squirrel who is a regular at the feeders at the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville


> On January 6, 2020 at 5:29 PM Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> There is one, and maybe two. all-white squirrels at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby. We saw one when we visited in early December. and when we asked about it, were told it is not albino. Also a black squirrel there.
>
> Mike and Sue Pohlod
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Date: 1/6/20 2:30 pm
From: Michael Pohlod via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
There is one, and maybe two. all-white squirrels at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby. We saw one when we visited in early December. and when we asked about it, were told it is not albino. Also a black squirrel there.

Mike and Sue Pohlod
Bristol CT
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Date: 1/6/20 2:20 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
There are black squirrels in Greenwich, at least around Brook Ridge Drive. I think these are populations connected to those in New York.

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> On Jan 6, 2020, at 3:15 PM, perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> About 70 years ago, Frank Stanley Beverage, founder of Stanley Home Products, introduced a handful of black squirrels to what is now Stanley Park, in Westfield, MA. They have spread from there. I have seen them as far as Amherst, MA. Some have crossed the Connecticut River. They are in Suffield, CT, and I have seen at least one in Enfield. Not all are pure black. Some mixed-bloods look rather strange.
>
> Michael Santner
> Westfield, MA
>
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> Sent: Jan 6, 2020 1:13 PM
>> To: Ctbirds <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
>>
>> Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus of Princeton University.
>> David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 1/6/20 1:59 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Catbird
Dropped by Hammonasset State Park in Madison this evening looking for the Chat. No luck, but I saw the Gray Catbird again, associating with a mixed flock that included White-throated Sparrows and a Fox Sparrow.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 1/6/20 1:28 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel Washington


Paul Desjardins
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Saw one across the street from me this morning and I see them quite frequently in the neighborhood.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 1/6/20 1:17 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield


Paul Desjardins
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This afternoon seen on the Enfield side of the Connecticut River just north of the 190 bridge drake and hen Barrows Goldeneyes.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 1/6/20 12:30 pm
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull, Wethersfield
There is an Iceland Gull currently - 3:25 pm - at the Spring St. pond in Wethersfield. Second time in 2 years I’ve seen this happen.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 1/6/20 12:15 pm
From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
About 70 years ago, Frank Stanley Beverage, founder of Stanley Home Products, introduced a handful of black squirrels to what is now Stanley Park, in Westfield, MA. They have spread from there. I have seen them as far as Amherst, MA. Some have crossed the Connecticut River. They are in Suffield, CT, and I have seen at least one in Enfield. Not all are pure black. Some mixed-bloods look rather strange.

Michael Santner
Westfield, MA

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>From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>Sent: Jan 6, 2020 1:13 PM
>To: Ctbirds <ctbirds...>
>Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
>
>Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus of Princeton University.
>David W BabingtonWashington, CT     
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Date: 1/6/20 10:47 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
We had a black squirrel in our yard in Chester through November and
December - haven't seen it in a couple of weeks. It was so distinctive,
bounding through the back woods. Would only spend a short time under the
feeders, and ventured onto our deck only once. Not as sociable as the
grey ones, it seems.
I've seen black squirrels a couple of times - the first was about 30
years ago, in Essex. And then there was a colony of albino squirrels on
Baker Road in Chester for a few years. They're really neat; look like
Persian cats running through the trees.
:-)
Tammy Eustis
Chester, CT


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Mon, January 06, 2020 1:13 pm
To: Ctbirds <ctbirds...>

Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black
eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the
black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic
subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black
squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus
of Princeton University.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 1/6/20 10:25 am
From: Richardson, Valerie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
A black squirrel has been hanging out for the last year on Yale's Old Campus (bounded by College, Chapel, High, and Elm Streets). Must be something about college campuses. We've also had red squirrels over the years but not currently.

--Valerie
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Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT

Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus of Princeton University.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 1/6/20 10:14 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus of Princeton University.
David W BabingtonWashington, CT     
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Date: 1/6/20 8:08 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Huge flock of Grackles in Milford
This morning around 10:30 there was a flock of about 1500 Common Grackle in the trees and feeding in the grass in the office complex at 185 Plains Rd Milford.They were very skiddish and kept getting spooked but from what I could see it was a pure Common Grackle flock.When they took off they went in a westerly direction.
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Date: 1/6/20 6:16 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills,Snow Goose, Eurasian Wigeon plus
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 2 Razorbills flying west at 7:50

Longshore Club Park- Snow Goose & Eurasian Wigeon continue plus a Pine Warbler and a Chipping Sparrow just after the private residence on the “middle” exit road with a flock of juncos


Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 1/5/20 6:46 pm
From: Linda Olsen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford/Bridgeport Long-billed Dows
Aidan...I just realized I have an extra tripod I dont use..if you want it
its yours...so sorry about that darn wind :(
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Date: 1/5/20 5:42 pm
From: Chris Petherick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook CBC
Hey John,

I’m not sure we had Merlin today...I mistakenly called it by its size, flight pattern and feather patterns, ignoring the wing shape - it was definitely acciptor, not falcon ...Jim and I discussed, not sure anyone else heard us discuss though.

Maybe you had one separately...if not, my apologies!!!!!

Chris Petherick (came with Jim)

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Date: 1/5/20 4:04 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook CBC
Pretty rough day today for our CBC, but we still managed 75 species for the Old Saybrook portion of the Saybrook/Old :Lyme CBC.Highlights included Peregrine, Merlin, Northern Gannet,Purple Sandpiper, Savannah Sparrow, Winter Wren, Black Scoter, Virginia Rail, and Wood Duck.Misses included Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Brant, among others.

John Ogren

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Date: 1/5/20 3:14 pm
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 5 Jan 2020 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- 2 Pied-billed Grebes
Happy New Year CT Birders.
From the shore of Lake Saltonstall today, I saw two Pied-billed Grebes
among other things in the lake. They were with Mallards and Hooded
Mergansers about 1/4 mile north of the fishing pier. Seen from the
Green trail. Lake is completely ice free (odd for this time of year!).
Ebird checklist at this link: https://ebird.org/checklist/S63048418
Gina

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Date: 1/5/20 1:47 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater Wht-fronted Geese, Cackling Goose-Broadbrook Millpond
Pair of Greater White-fronted Geese continue at Broadbrook Millpond, along with at least one Cackling Goose. With approximately 2000 Canada Geese. No Snow Goose. Hooded and Common Mergansers also present, as well as a Belted Kingfisher. Had a possible drake Wood Duck here yesterday along the far bank with the reeds and fallen trees, but unable to get a good enough look to confirm. No sign of it today.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Date: 1/5/20 12:36 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo CBC
Report of Glaucous Gull has been corrected to Iceland Gull.

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 1/5/20 12:17 pm
From: Robert Mirer via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Lyme CBC-Hammo Chat
Refound today during the Old Lyme CBC at Willard I: Yellow-breasted Chat along the right path as you walk in. With 2 Fox Sparrows and many Yellow-rumped Warblers. Also, a Glaucous Gull at Meig’s Point.

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 1/5/20 11:04 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long-billed Dowitchers Stratford Johnson Creek
2 Long-billed Dowitchers feeding in mud flats in Jonson Creek Stratford (just off exit 30 northbound).

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/5/20 10:49 am
From: Ian Devlin via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Egret Norwalk
Yesterday (1/3/20) about 4pm off route 136 by Wilson Point marsh


A Great Egret feeding by the phragmites. The latest I have ever seen a great Egret. There was one recently reported in Sherwood Island Stare Park though, and this may have been the same bird.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.
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Date: 1/5/20 9:52 am
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Hammonasset Beach State Park
now on the beach just south of the jetty

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 12:44 PM Adrian Burke <aburke173...> wrote:

> Adult-type (maybe 3rd winter) Iceland Gull was just on Boulder Pond but
> just flew to parts unknown.
>
> Adrian Burke
> New York City
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Date: 1/5/20 9:45 am
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Hammonasset Beach State Park
Adult-type (maybe 3rd winter) Iceland Gull was just on Boulder Pond but
just flew to parts unknown.

Adrian Burke
New York City
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Date: 1/5/20 9:42 am
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford birds

Birding around Stamford with Patrick Dugan this morning was productive. 10 or so Razorbills and an adult Northern Gannet off Shippan Point, and a young female Barrow's Goldeneye feeding with Brant west of Shippan Point that swam west out of sight around another Point. The adult Greater White-fronted Goose was in Stamford harbor with both  scaup species, and a Bonaparte's Gull was on Holly Pond. Purple Sandpipers were reported on the jetty off Cummings Park.

Frank Gallo & Patrick Dugan

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Date: 1/5/20 9:40 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford/Bridgeport Long-billed Dows
Linda Olsen and I just saw two (not 3) Long-billed Dowitchers at Johnson
Creek feeding in the mud near goose flock.

Western Palm Warbler continues at the Railroad Track Trail. Go straight
down the trail, then you'll get to a red/brown blank sign where the trail
goes right. Then maybe 100 ft further it was there with a Song Sparrow.

Very little passerine activity with the strong winds today.

Happy New Year!

Aidan
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Date: 1/5/20 9:36 am
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-breasted Chat Hammonasset Beach State Park
Continues on Willard’s Island southernmost path (right hand side as you
walk in) about halfway down the path around a little clearing. Seen about
two hours ago. Very skulky and hard to see, some people who looked since
today’s initial sighting did not see it.

Adrian Burke
New York City
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Date: 1/5/20 9:03 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler
East shore park New Haven. Seen at the last pine tree farthest from the parking lot, near the sewage plant. Nice yellow!
Mark Danforth, Tolland


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Date: 1/5/20 8:56 am
From: Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspur
The Lapland Longspur continues at Long Beach around 500 feet off the
parking lot hiding in grass.

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Date: 1/5/20 8:34 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield Turkey vultures flying in formation
A first time for me -yesterday at 4:30 in Greenfield Hill a flock of about 10 turkey vultures (I assume not black vultures, not positive) flew overhead in tight,  semi "v" formation.  They were alternating between flapping and gliding (not soaring at all) and were keeping to a very straight  course.  I assume they were headed to roost.  Never seen them grouping/straight course like this before.
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Date: 1/5/20 7:36 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ted Gilman Retiring
This month one of Connecticut's greatest heroes in environmental education,
conservation and birding will be retiring after 43 years as senior
naturalist of the Greenwich Audubon Center. Ted Gilman has been a mentor to
me and thousands of other individuals who have attended his bird walks,
programs and presentations which are always marked by his immense
knowledge, humility and excitement in sharing the natural world.

We invite everyone who has known Ted to attend a very special farewell
gathering on Saturday, January 18th at the Greenwich Audubon Center from
2-6 PM. The event is FREE and people will have the opportunity to thank Ted
for his years of inspiration and dedication to the natural world before he
relocates to Indiana in February. Light refreshments will be served and we
also encourage people to bring nature questions to try and 'Stump Ted!'

For more information and to RSVP visit the link below:
https://greenwich.audubon.org/events/ted-gilman-retirement-party-celebrating-43-years-nature-education

The entire birding community of Connecticut thanks you Ted for inspiring
four generations of bird and nature lovers.

-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center
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Date: 1/5/20 7:13 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow goose manchester ct
Snow goose seen with Canada geese on union pond from parking lot on union
street in manchester. Also had 4 bald eagles here today, which is the most
I've ever seen at this location.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/5/20 6:25 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tufted Duck continues
Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport. Seen from H Dock.
Mark Danforth, Tolland


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Date: 1/5/20 5:44 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Orange-crowned Warbler Groton
Yesterday at the end of Leonard Drive in Groton Anthony Vicciarelli and I
had an Orange-crowned Warbler in the weedy area. Meant to post yesterday
but being up since midnight and participating in two Christmas counts I was
kind of tired and forgot!

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/4/20 4:26 pm
From: SUSANNE via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] In the title, the name of the bird and at least the town
Many of the posts earlier today just had the name of a bird. Even if it’s a continuation of several days of sightings, it’s very easy to include the name of the town for those of us who weren’t able to read earlier postings.

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 1/4/20 3:22 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GH owls
I have had a pair of great horned owls calling in my backyard & local yards for about 2 months.
I am not familiar with entering data into the bird atlas. But if someone wants to enter the data for me , that's fine. They usually call around 3-4am. But I just heard them.
Bev Propen. Orange
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Date: 1/4/20 1:10 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull Wethersfield Cove
First winter Iceland Gull in with mixed gull flock on Wethersfield Cove this afternoon.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Date: 1/4/20 10:47 am
From: David Funke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland gull manchester ct
Iceland gull in old Bradley's parking lot behind stop and shop in
manchester ct.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Date: 1/4/20 7:30 am
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow geese Seaside Park
2 snow geese at Seaside Park, Bridgeport near the pavilion. With several hundred Canada Geese and 1 cackling seen.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/4/20 4:42 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Pink-Footed continues


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From: "Danforth, Mark E (Mark)" <danforth...>
Date: January 4, 2020 at 7:35:46 AM EST
To: Ct Birds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Pink-Footed continues

Preston, Amos Lake. Heard vocalizing before daylight. Seen from St Catherine’s church as it got light. Foggy now.
Mark Danforth, Tolland


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Date: 1/4/20 4:36 am
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-Footed continues
Preston, Amos Lake. Heard vocalizing before daylight. Seen from St Catherine’s church as it got light. Foggy now.
Mark Danforth, Tolland


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Date: 1/3/20 6:37 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose X Canada Goose hybrid
1/3. Stratford - Subject goose hybrid seen today on ballfields behind Bunnell High School (Bulldog Lane). I first saw this goose 12/26 at Second Hill Lane School among the large flock of Canada’s that also contained the adult Barnacle Goose and it’s 5 Barnacle X Cackling Goose offspring. It has also been present on Wooster Park Pond (Freeman Ave).
I received word today from CO-based goose expert Steve Mlodinow that this is a GWFG X CANG hybrid.
Photos on eBird report:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S62639280


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 1/3/20 2:08 pm
From: Eli Holton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Pacific Loon
This afternoon, I birded a little at lake Whitney and noticed a strange
loon. Here is my description:

I got to lake whitney around 1:30, and after a while, went over to Waite
Street. I noticed a RTLO on one side of the road, and when I checked the
other side, I noticed another loon that I immediately thought looked
different. I started to compare the 2 loons and noticed that the mystery
loon was much darker, with a lot of black plumage on the head. I also
noticed faint stripes running across the loon’s back, which peaked my
interest. Here are the details I noticed.

The coloration overall was much darker than the RTLO, especially the head.
The size of the bird was a little larger than the RTLO, but a lot smaller
than a COLO. I would estimate the length of the bird to be around 26
inches. The bill, when compared with the RTLO, was straighter. There was
also a lot of dark plumage on the neck, and I noticed a faint chinstrap on
the throat. The head shape was also a lot more rounded than the RTLO. The
back was dark except for the faint white stripes, and I noticed a small
white patch near the base of the tail.

After carefully observing the loon for around 20 minutes, the RTLO flew off
in the direction of Long Island Sound. I immediately biked home and pulled
out my field guides. In all of them, the bird best matched the pictures and
illustrations of a PALO. I studied the PALO, but had to run an errand. I
drove by Lake Whitney, and the loon was still there at 3:45.

If anybody is available to check Lake Whitney tomorrow, that would be great!

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Date: 1/3/20 12:22 pm
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker
1/3, 3:15pm, Hilltop Farm, Suffield. 1606 Mapleton Ave. Previously reported woodpecker. Appeared to be an immature. Light was very bad. Seen with other Birders in tree next to dilapidated barn past the outhouse.
Gary & Carol Lemmon
Branford

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Date: 1/3/20 10:44 am
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Amos Lake , Preston
1/3, 11:30 to 1, Rt 164, just south of St Catherine Church. Birded Amos Lake from a construction site along the lake shore. Pink-footed Goose found in with about 1200 Canada Geese. When first arrived there were only about 500 geese. Flocks kept arriving making it difficult to scan the entire flock. It took 90 minutes to locate. In addition there was a grebe, Mergs, Bufflehead, Rough- legged hawk, Great-blue Heron, Crows & a Carolina Wren singing.
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Date: 1/3/20 10:32 am
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bristol CBC Preliminary Results
    Still waiting for a few more reports to trickle in but so far the warm and sunny day last Saturday, December 28th led to quite a few new high counts for the 30th Bristol CBC.  So far 69 species were found on count day.  Highlights were an immature SNOW GOOSE found at Memorial Boulevard right in downtown Bristol (M. & S. Pohlod, S. Heth, L. Fortin), a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE found at Farmington Meadows (M. Aronson, K. Elkins), and an ICELAND GULL found at Lakewood Park in Waterbury (G. Hanisek, B. Finnan).  One new species was added to the count list as 2 EASTERN PHOEBES were located in Wolcott and Southington (J. Swatt, E. Larson, M. Krampitz) bringing our all-time species count to 96.       Twenty species were found in new high numbers -- Mute Swan (3, prev. 1), Hooded Merganser (46, prev. 45), Common Merganser (97, prev. 59), Ring-necked Pheasant (18, prev. 15), Herring Gull (28, prev. 26), Sharp-shinned Hawk (4, prev. 3), Bald Eagle (9, prev. 7), Piliated Woodpecker (12, prev. 11), Fish Crow (68, prev. 42), Common Raven (19, prev. 10), Brown Creeper (8, prev. 4), Carolina Wren (28, prev. 22), Eastern Bluebird (108, prev. 52), Hermit Thrush (4, prev. 2), Gray Catbird (2, prev. 1), House Finch (231, prev. 204), Field Sparrow (8, prev. 3), White-throated Sparrow (204, prev. 187), Song Sparrow (77, prev. 75) and Red-winged Blackbird (12, prev. 7).  Eight species tied high counts -- Greater White-fronted Goose (1), American Wigeon (2), Ring-necked Duck (2), Great Cormorant (1), Belted Kingfisher (6), Winter Wren (7), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2), and Eastern Towhee (1).  I expect some of the numbers to go higher as more reports come in.    The Bristol CBC was one of the original 25 CBCs started in 1900.  This marks our fourth consecutive year since the count was restarted in 2016.  I would like to thank all those who participated this year to keep this historic CBC going.
Jack Swatt

Lempster, NH
Wolcott, CT
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Date: 1/3/20 8:20 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbird flock Niantic.
Notable flock of Rusty Blackbirds at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic. At
least 30 Rustys along the marshy entrance road.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 1/3/20 7:05 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Palm Warblers McKinney Rr tracks Stratford
One and probably two Palm W just at beginning of Rr track trail.With Greg Hanisek


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Date: 1/3/20 7:01 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT atlas needs owl reports
Hi everyone,
I've been less active on the atlas blog than I'd like this winter, but I just added a post on the importance of reporting owls - right now great horneds, if in suitable nesting habitat, will count for both breeding and winter atlases if you remember to use breeding codes.

More info here:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/01/03/report-those-owls/.
Thanks,Chris



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Date: 1/3/20 5:56 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Candlewood Bald Eagles
1/2/20 - Candlewood Lake - Bald Eagles back on nest
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 1/3/20 5:24 am
From: Peter Grose via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose at Amos Lake
After much searching through Canada Goose flock I found the Pink-footed Goose in Amos Lake, Preston. Viewed from Route 164 ROW by a construction site south of St Catherine’s Church. Pied-bilked Grebe also.

Peter Grose
Coventry, CT

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Date: 1/2/20 7:03 pm
From: Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
Thank you all for your responses - I will try to go back tomorrow to see if there is any change.
Appreciate the input.
Sibylle

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> On Jan 2, 2020, at 9:28 PM, Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> wrote:
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> As a wildlife transporter I have contact info for several rehabbers. Let me know if attempts should be made to catch the bird.
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
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>> On Jan 2, 2020, at 7:37 PM, Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I went by Longshore this afternoon and saw the Snow Goose on the golf course near the Pearl - it was limping heavily. The flock of Canadas and it were flushed by a dog and it could fly just fine but when they all landed again it sort of hit with a thud - I don’t know if this is a serious enough injury to check out but thought I should report it here in case someone can check it out and make the determination.
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Date: 1/2/20 6:28 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
As a wildlife transporter I have contact info for several rehabbers. Let me know if attempts should be made to catch the bird.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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> On Jan 2, 2020, at 7:37 PM, Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I went by Longshore this afternoon and saw the Snow Goose on the golf course near the Pearl - it was limping heavily. The flock of Canadas and it were flushed by a dog and it could fly just fine but when they all landed again it sort of hit with a thud - I don’t know if this is a serious enough injury to check out but thought I should report it here in case someone can check it out and make the determination.
>
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Date: 1/2/20 5:02 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
Sibylle,
If the Snow Goose is an immature, with a bad left leg, then it is probably the same individual that was also seen at Short Beach fields in Stratford 12/30, and then was at Seaside Park, Bridgeport 12/31.

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Stratford

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> On Jan 2, 2020, at 7:37 PM, Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I went by Longshore this afternoon and saw the Snow Goose on the golf course near the Pearl - it was limping heavily. The flock of Canadas and it were flushed by a dog and it could fly just fine but when they all landed again it sort of hit with a thud - I don’t know if this is a serious enough injury to check out but thought I should report it here in case someone can check it out and make the determination.
>
> Sibylle Kinley
> Greenwich, CT
>
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Date: 1/2/20 4:37 pm
From: Sibylle Kinley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose at Longshore has a bad limp
I went by Longshore this afternoon and saw the Snow Goose on the golf course near the Pearl - it was limping heavily. The flock of Canadas and it were flushed by a dog and it could fly just fine but when they all landed again it sort of hit with a thud - I don’t know if this is a serious enough injury to check out but thought I should report it here in case someone can check it out and make the determination.

Sibylle Kinley
Greenwich, CT

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Date: 1/2/20 4:26 pm
From: John Picard via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Guilford - Long Island Sound CBC?
Hi Adrian,
  Yes, the Christmas Bird Count for the Guilford area is scheduled for 1/4/20, all are welcome to participate. 
You can find information regarding CBC here: Menunkatuck.org
  Thanks, John Picard

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Hi all,

Looking at the map of Christmas Bird Count circles on Audubon's website, I
see one called the Guilford-Long Island Sound CBC. Thought I saw that it
was scheduled for January 4, though I'm not seeing a date posted now.
Anyone know if this count is happening, and if so how to get involved?

Thanks,

Adrian Burke
New York City
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Date: 1/2/20 3:06 pm
From: Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo SP Willard's Island YB Chat and Fox Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat and Fox Sparrow seen late afternoon in thickets along the right fork trail on Willard's Island. Associated with a large mixed flock of berry (Eastern Red Cedar and Asiatic Bittersweet) and seed feeding flock, of Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-throated Sparrows, American Robins, Northern Mockingbirds, as well as the previously reported Grey Catbird.
Unable to relocate the previously reported adult Iceland Gull.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Date: 1/2/20 2:48 pm
From: Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Longshore Club Westport Snow Goose and Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon and Snow Goose continue. The EUWI was in the pond to the left just after the marina. Viewed from the “middle” road through the park. I wonder if it is the one from 14 Acre as that one is gone along with all the other American Wigeon. The SNGO was with large flock of Canada Geese in the middle field of park.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 1/2/20 8:54 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdseye Boat Ramp Delights
1/2/20, 11:25 AM — Birdseye Boat Ramp, Stratford


For those interested, 1 GREAT EGRET, 3 American coots, 1 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 1 double-crested cormorant at Birdseye Boat Ramp.


Preston Lust, Westport with Jory Teltser and Brendan Murtha

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Date: 1/2/20 7:14 am
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS
1/2/20, 10:00 AM — Johnson Creek, Stratford


3 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS feeding on mud in the creek.


Preston Lust, Westport with Jory Teltser and Brendan Murtha

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Date: 1/2/20 6:24 am
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose Preston
The Pink-footed Goose is back at Amos Lake in Preston with the Canada Goose flock. Seen from top of hill on Rt 164 just past St Catherine church. The goose was on the far left side of the lake close to where the houses are located on the opposite shore.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 1/2/20 5:59 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Late YB Chat-Marshland Conservatory-Rye, NY
Anyone interested in seeing a holdover Chat - there's one at Marshland. We
saw and photographed it yesterday. It's been there for a while. Very green
back and almost orange throat - a good specimen. It's been seen hanging out
in the bushes adjacent to the parking lot on the US 1 side. Marshland is
on US 1 just beyond the Town of Rye. Look for the sign on your left.

Paul
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Date: 1/2/20 5:46 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phoebe/ Cedar Hill Cemetery
8:42 Jan 2nd.
Eastern Phoebe at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford. East of the first pond.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 1/2/20 4:55 am
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Late Winter Surveys
We’re now in the Late Winter period for the Connecticut Bird Atlas (January and February). As with the Early Winter period (November and December), all observations of birds in a given block are of importance to the Atlas. The link to the Atlas winter surveys is here: http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/Surveys_winter.htm

The primary method of gathering data on birds within a block is the Timed One-Hour Survey: http://www.ctbirdatlas.org/Surveys_winter_timed.htm. In this survey, 5 to 10 localities are selected to represent the range of habitat types within the block, and they are visited for timed one-hour periods. If 5 localities are identified, visit each spot twice in early winter and again in late winter. If so many as 10 localities are identified, carry out your 10 one-hour surveys in early winter and again in late winter. The statewide goal is to assemble 20 hours of field time in winter (November through February) for each Atlas Block.

There are other surveys of importance, including the Inland Lakes and Ponds Survey; the Coastal Shorelines, Major Rivers, and Large Lakes Survey; Nocturnal and High Tide Roosts; and of course, Incidental Sightings. Check the Atlas website for details on conducting these surveys.

A total of 601 Atlas Blocks cover the state, and many have received extensive winter coverage. Some blocks have minimal coverage to date, and many blocks remain with no submitted records. Now is a good time for block adopters to get out in the field to make observations of late winter birds. Submit reports to eBird and share them with CT bird atlas, or send them in on the Winter Survey Field Cards available at the Atlas website. If you have reached the minimum 10 hours of late winter field work, consider birding in a block that has not yet received coverage.


Happy New Year, and Good Birding,

Steve Broker
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Date: 1/2/20 4:38 am
From: MIN HUANG via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas Technicians
Happy New Year to all!! We are gearing up for another breeding season already, and we are going to hiring another suite of talented technicians to conduct protocol surveys. This year we will also be looking to conduct some specialized surveys to detect secretive species. If anyone on the list serv is interested (we have been thinking about a couple folks) or know of some people who might be interested in doing some rigid survey work, please pass the below along:

Avian Research Assistant

Dates of Employment: April 3-August 6, 2020

Positions are available to assist with an assessment of the abundance of breeding birds in Connecticut. Work entails conducting point count surveys, specialized surveys for secretive birds, data entry, and data proofing.

Qualifications:

1. Minimum BS in wildlife science, ecology, biology, or related field
2. Ability to identify Northeastern US birds by sound and sight
3. Ability to navigate in the field
4. Ability and willingness to work individually for long hours in potentially adverse field conditions
5. Attention to detail and ability to work under stressful conditions
6. Ability to develop and maintain a database

Responsibilities:

1. Conduct point count surveys for breeding birds
2. Conduct specialized surveys for secretive and difficult to survey birds
3. Maintain database
4. Error check data sheets

Salary:

$14/hour. No housing is available, but a field vehicle will be provided.

To apply, please email or send a cover letter and resume to:

Min T. Huang, Migratory Bird Program Leader
CT DEEP
391 RT 32
N. Franklin CT 06254
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860-418-5959


Min Huang, Columbia

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Date: 1/2/20 1:05 am
From: Adrian Burke via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Guilford - Long Island Sound CBC?
Hi all,

Looking at the map of Christmas Bird Count circles on Audubon's website, I
see one called the Guilford-Long Island Sound CBC. Thought I saw that it
was scheduled for January 4, though I'm not seeing a date posted now.
Anyone know if this count is happening, and if so how to get involved?

Thanks,

Adrian Burke
New York City
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Date: 1/1/20 8:21 pm
From: Glen M Cummings via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Quinnipiac Marsh Area: North Haven + Hamden
Tuesday 12/31/2019 - Many Gulls (Ring Bills, Herring - 2 Black Backed); 12
Common Mergansers; 1 Hooded Merganser (Drake); 4 Mallards male + female; 2
Red Tailed Hawks; 2 Bald Eagles male + female; Blue Jays; 3 Belted
Kingfishers; Northern Harrier - female; 1 Perigrene Falcon; 4 American
Crows;



Wednesday 01/01/2020 - 6-8 Gulls; 3 Red Tailed Hawks; 1 Cormorrant (in
flight); 1 Belted Kingfisher; 1 Northern Harrier - female; 4 Morning Dove;
15 Rock Dove Pigeons; 1 Blue Jay; 1 Downy Woodpecker - male;



Glen Cummings - Hamden

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Date: 1/1/20 5:44 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed pics 1-1-20
Rt. 2A  Preston,by closed down Brookside Cafe. Thanks DP for keeping tab on Goose.
Ed Haesche, Guilford
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Date: 1/1/20 4:40 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford


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Seen this afternoon at Frash Pond 2 drake Canvasbacks. Seems like this species is in decline in Connecticut. I remember years ago counting 121 together in Connecticut!

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 1/1/20 2:15 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] James Sherwonit has shared an eBird checklist with you from Hammonasset Beach SP on Jan 1, 2020 - 2:54 PM
CT Birders: Important***

Please do not click on this link. You will be added to the checklist as an
observer. James corrected it by sending just the link, but this post is
still here obviously. See his other post. Please do not open this, as it
will create a mess.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 1/1/20 2:12 pm
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Compo Beach EURASIAN WIGEON
1/1/20, 4:20 PM — Compo Beach, Westport


1 EURASIAN WIGEON with its American brethren at the end of the jetty. This continuing bird can be found either here or at Gray’s Creek. Also the continuing juvenile snow goose at Longshore.


Preston Lust, Westport

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Date: 1/1/20 2:09 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull at Hammonassett today
Here is a link to the ebird checklist Hope this works
https://ebird.org/checklist/S62868058


Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Date: 1/1/20 2:07 pm
From: James Sherwonit via eBird via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] James Sherwonit has shared an eBird checklist with you from Hammonasset Beach SP on Jan 1, 2020 - 2:54 PM
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

https://ebird.org/shared?subID=UzYyODY4MDU4&s=t

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https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48000625567

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Date: 1/1/20 1:58 pm
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull at West End of Hammonassett
Adult Iceland Gull in with a huge mixed flock of Herring  and Ring Billed gulls in the picnic area by the West End Parking lots. This was around 3:00 then it flew east.
Jim and Jan Sherwonit Old Saybrook


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Date: 1/1/20 11:46 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Change of habitat, change of hawks in Burlington
I've noticed the same shift in our neighborhood, where we've lived for
50 years. When it was still young second-growth forest during my
childhood, we'd have red-tails around. Then as things grew in, the
forest hawks (red-shouldereds and Coopers) nested regularly in our woods
for almost a decade. Then people did a lot of tree thinning, we had no
hawks around for a while, and now the red-tails are settling back in
again.
We have barred and great-horned owls on a regular basis, but haven't
heard a screech since the 1970s.
This is why it really bothers me when people brush off development
clear-cutting by saying "There are plenty of trees - the birds can go
elsewhere!" People think a tree is a tree and a bird is a bird, with no
understanding of habitat diversity and ecological needs.
Tammy Eustis
Chester, CT

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Subject: [CT Birds] Change of habitat, change of hawks in Burlington
From: Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Date: Wed, January 01, 2020 10:31 am
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>

For many years, there were red-tailed hawks over my house in the center
of
Burlington. Then about 15 years ago there was a lot of tree cutting. The
red-tails disappeared for the most part, and red-shouldered hawks were
regularly nesting in the area.

Now the forest has changed again. There is a pair of red-tails checking
nesting sites near me, and the red-shouldered hawks are scarce.

Jonathan Schwartz

"The Internet: Spreading Ignorance, Fear, and Outrage at the speed of
light."

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Date: 1/1/20 11:37 am
From: Kevin Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Huge raft of long tail ducks
12-31-19 a day late but I was alerted to several hundred LTD between the 5th & 6th jetty wall if my addition was right at Long Beach.  Very calm seas and excellent photo ops. Hope to check on them 1-2-20
<Kevindoyle1969...>
New Milford  CT

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Date: 1/1/20 11:03 am
From: Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Surf Scoters Stratford

Had 4 Surf Scoter off the seawall <end if Washington Parkway>.  Toward the end.  Needed buns to see them. 
Donna Caporaso
Stratford
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Date: 1/1/20 10:30 am
From: Peter DeGennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Palm Warbler
There's a Palm Warbler near the entrance of the Railroad Track at McKinney
NWR in Stratford; folks doing a Big January may be interested.

Peter DeGennaro
Plainville
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Date: 1/1/20 8:59 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Eider Waterford Harkness Park
Getting much better looks at the point. Adult male.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 1/1/20 8:18 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] King Rider Harkness Waterford
King eider with a small group of common eiders off of the platform at the
Western end. Windy, rough, bad look but maybe young male hard to tell.
Brief looks at mostly silhouetted bird.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 1/1/20 7:33 am
From: Jonathan Schwartz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Change of habitat, change of hawks in Burlington
For many years, there were red-tailed hawks over my house in the center of
Burlington. Then about 15 years ago there was a lot of tree cutting. The
red-tails disappeared for the most part, and red-shouldered hawks were
regularly nesting in the area.

Now the forest has changed again. There is a pair of red-tails checking
nesting sites near me, and the red-shouldered hawks are scarce.

Jonathan Schwartz

"The Internet: Spreading Ignorance, Fear, and Outrage at the speed of
light."

I'm posting my nature photos at http://blog.jschwartz.com
and on Instagram (schwartz.jonathan
<https://www.instagram.com/schwartz.jonathan/>)
and Facebook as Wilmot Flat Photos (
https://www.facebook.com/WilmotFlatPhotos/)
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Date: 1/1/20 7:23 am
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Preston Pink Footed Goose- YES
Pink footed goose in the cove on rt 2a in Preston. Seen from the former Brookside Cafe. Swimming out into the open water with the Canada geese. Thanks to Dave P for reporting!

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 1/1/20 7:15 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Catbird
I just found a Catbird on Willard's Island East side at Hammonasset state park in Madison.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 1/1/20 7:09 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osbornedale State Park
1/1 Osbornedale SP in Derby
Small flock of 6+ field sparrows and one house wren.
Paul Fusco
Oxford

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Date: 1/1/20 7:04 am
From: Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Shoveler
There is a female Northern Shoveler at the Birdseye Boat launch feeding in the stream next to the parking lot right now. 10:00 AM

Tom Kenefick
Woodbridge
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Date: 1/1/20 6:34 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
The location that the pink footed goose is at is a kinda defunct
restaurant/bar called Sly Fox inn off route 2A. Easily seen from the
parking lot.

Dave Provencher

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 9:07 AM Russ Smiley <rsbirder...> wrote:

> Almost all the geese departed at 9:00. The PFGO, noticeably lighter than
> the Canada geese, flew right over the church.
> Russ Smiley
> Marlborough, CT
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>> The goose is present with about 800 Canada geese on Amos Lake seen from
>> st.
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Date: 1/1/20 6:23 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
The pink footed Goose along with some Canada geese has just arrived on
Poquetanuck Cove in Preston. Seen from old Brookside Cafeon Rte 2A.

Dave Provencher

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> Almost all the geese departed at 9:00. The PFGO, noticeably lighter than
> the Canada geese, flew right over the church.
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> Marlborough, CT
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> <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> The goose is present with about 800 Canada geese on Amos Lake seen from
>> st.
>> Catherine's of Siena church parking lot off route 164.
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Date: 1/1/20 6:16 am
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-shouldered Hawk
At 7:30 am today, I watched a Red-shouldered Hawk give chase to a gray-colored squirrel at my feeders.  The squirrel scurried to and fro and was able to escape the hawks grip.  But, it was close.  I was so rooting for the hawk.  I watched the hawk as he was perched in a tree near the feeders watching birds fly near but keeping them at bay at its sight.  And, at the same time, he was keeping an eye on two squirrels consuming ground seed.  He called it quits after an half and hour and flew off.  A good start to the New Year!
Maria StockmalEast Haven
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Date: 1/1/20 6:10 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE IN TWO WEEKS!
Every year COA offers small grants (up to $1,000.00 each) to help fund
projects that benefit Connecticut’s birds. The application deadline for
2020 grants is midnight on January 15, 2020. Complete guidelines and forms
are on the COA website at this link:
https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/ Please note,
guidelines have changed. We will no longer accept applications for funding
the purchase of optics.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 1/1/20 6:08 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
Almost all the geese departed at 9:00. The PFGO, noticeably lighter than
the Canada geese, flew right over the church.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 7:49 AM David Provencher via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> The goose is present with about 800 Canada geese on Amos Lake seen from st.
> Catherine's of Siena church parking lot off route 164.
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Date: 1/1/20 4:49 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose YES Preston
The goose is present with about 800 Canada geese on Amos Lake seen from st.
Catherine's of Siena church parking lot off route 164.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/31/19 1:48 pm
From: Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Raven at roadkill in Guilford
Raven eating roadkill opossum on Long Hill Road, Guilford, just north of
Beta Ave. at 9am.



Cindi Kobak

Guilford

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Date: 12/31/19 1:43 pm
From: CAROLYN CIMINO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tom’s New Years Day request
Tom, if you have Frank Gallo’s new book on birding in CT, I would suggest that you just use that to check out the spots along the shoreline that are recommended.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Date: 12/31/19 12:17 pm
From: Tom Kenefick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Year’s Day 2020
I’m hoping to kick off 2020 with a big morning! Any suggestions between Guilford and Sherwood Island? Happy New Year!!

Tom Kenefick
Woodbridge CT

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> One Black Vulture flying overhead along Hop River Linear Trail in Bolton yesterday.
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> Longshore Club Park- Snow Goose with large Canada Goose flock on the golf course, Eurasian Wigeon with American Wigeon and other ducks in the first pond on the left after passing the marina
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> Mill Beach/Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve- Tree Swallow continues near the outflow from the pond to LI Sound,best seen from the Mill Beach parking lot
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> Longshore Club Park- Snow Goose continues, swimming out of Burritt Cove with a flock of Canada Geese onto the Saugatuck River.
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> Mill Beach/Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve-
> Tree Swallow continues, seen flying over the pond and near the wooden bridge and tide gates.
>
> No sign of the Eurasian Wigeon anywhere in Westport. Perhaps it has moved to 14 Acre Pond in Norwalk.
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Date: 12/31/19 11:46 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] UConn Storrs
This morning David Mathieu found 3 Lapland longspurs in the horned lark flock on Horsebarn Hill at UConn. As usual they’re hard to pick out on the ground, so it’s worth listening for their distinctive calls when the flock is in flight.

There was also a sapsucker in the trees across 195 from Mirror Lake.

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Date: 12/31/19 10:04 am
From: Patrick Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Razorbills
12/31 7:30-950am Stamford Shippan Pt end Shippan Ave flying east west and some on the water. Groups of 4s 3s 2s and 1s. One Red-necked Grebe. 5 Razorbills on the water of the end of Stamford Ave. Greater White-fronted Goose and female Redhead atCzecik Marina Park Harbor Drive
Patrick & Jim Dugan Al Collins
Stamford. New Milford. Stamford
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Date: 12/31/19 8:56 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Longshore Club Park- Snow Goose continues, swimming out of Burritt Cove with a flock of Canada Geese onto the Saugatuck River.

Mill Beach/Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve-
Tree Swallow continues, seen flying over the pond and near the wooden bridge and tide gates.

No sign of the Eurasian Wigeon anywhere in Westport. Perhaps it has moved to 14 Acre Pond in Norwalk.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 12/30/19 10:11 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights
Longshore Club Park- Snow Goose with large Canada Goose flock on the golf course, Eurasian Wigeon with American Wigeon and other ducks in the first pond on the left after passing the marina

Mill Beach/Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve- Tree Swallow continues near the outflow from the pond to LI Sound,best seen from the Mill Beach parking lot

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 12/30/19 9:34 am
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Vulture Bolton
One Black Vulture flying overhead along Hop River Linear Trail in Bolton yesterday.

Zellene Sandler
Bloomfield

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Date: 12/30/19 6:48 am
From: Mahlon Hale via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4686, Issue 1
39 outside, 69 inside. Device shows both temps. Keep up,the Malbec with breakfast

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> Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve- from the wooden bridge and tide gates,a single Tree Swallow hunting over the water. Never expected to see a swallow at this time of year. Record photos obtained.
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> Tina Green
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> 12/29. Stratford. At 9:50 Linda and I found a flock of over 400 Canada Geese on the Bunnell High School ballfield. The Barnacle Goose and its 5 hybrid offspring were not among them, but there was an immature SNOW GOOSE and the odd Canada Goose hybrid with orange legs (Canada X Swan Goose?).
> We also checked other area school fields and Mill River Country Club, but found no other goose flicks.
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> Frank & Linda Mantlik
> Stratford
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Date: 12/29/19 6:03 pm
From: MONA CAVALLERO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sightings from Twin Lakes in Salisbury Saturday 12/28
Posting these sightings on behalf of Paul Carrier:

Twin Lakes in Salisbury, CT. - Saturday - 12/28
One lake was frozen almost 100%, but the other was open a bit

55 Ring neck Ducks - 50% were Immatures
2 Canvasbacks
15 Scaup Ducks Sp - ? Had no scope with me and they were far out -
21+ Hooded Mergansers
10 Goldeneyes
8 Common Mergansers

Also on Canaan Mt Rd near top, I spotted a distant flock of 6 birds fly away that were
the size and shape of possible Grosbeaks - but could not confirm.
I will try to return and check them out - If confirmed, I will report them.

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Date: 12/29/19 2:42 pm
From: Jim Voros via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford: Bluebirds

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Date: 12/29/19 1:09 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad Brook


Paul Desjardins
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Seen this afternoon at Mill Pond among thousands of Canada Geese 2 Greater White Fronted Geese and an adult Snow Goose. Also a flyby Merlin.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 12/29/19 12:01 pm
From: ed3max via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose
In field on Mill st by Ann In North Branford with many hundreds of Canada’s


Ed Haesche,Guilford

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Date: 12/29/19 11:44 am
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose
One immature Snow Goose with 600 +/- Canadas in Suffield. Exact location on eBird list https://ebird.org/checklist/S62744515 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S62744515>

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Date: 12/29/19 10:34 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Beach/ Lapland Longspur
Noon today at Long Beach, Stratford
Lapland Longspur in a flock of Horned Larks also about 30 Snow Buntings.


Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 12/29/19 9:38 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder update
Goldfinches have returned, including one with a bright white tail. Picture
available. Also, an unexpected treat - a gleaming white male Hairy
Woodpecker-my first in two years. Then a Pileated checked into a nearby
tree, hitched himself up about six feet and flew off.

Paul Plotnick
Stamford
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Date: 12/29/19 8:11 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Barnacle Goose - no
12/29. Stratford. At 9:50 Linda and I found a flock of over 400 Canada Geese on the Bunnell High School ballfield. The Barnacle Goose and its 5 hybrid offspring were not among them, but there was an immature SNOW GOOSE and the odd Canada Goose hybrid with orange legs (Canada X Swan Goose?).
We also checked other area school fields and Mill River Country Club, but found no other goose flicks.

Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 12/29/19 7:57 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Tree Swallow
Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve- from the wooden bridge and tide gates,a single Tree Swallow hunting over the water. Never expected to see a swallow at this time of year. Record photos obtained.

Tina Green
With AJ Hand
Westport
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Date: 12/28/19 7:52 am
From: Karen Lethbridge via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow bellied sapsucker

Pretty Yellow Bellied Sapsucker seen 12/27 Wilton CT
Karen Lethbridge


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Date: 12/28/19 6:47 am
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 12/28 Barnacle - NO
12/28 Stratford - 9:40 am
Second Hill Lane School - no geese.
Bunnell High School - @ 80 Canadas.
No barnacle goose or hybrids at either location.
Paul
Oxford


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Date: 12/27/19 6:28 pm
From: Nichols Photography via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] A friendly reminder...and congratulations!
Wait... I had a photo published? Do you have the link?

Thanks Chris!!

Monica Nichols
Madison

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> Thanks.
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> Congratulations to CT's very own young birder, Tony Belejack, for having an
> article published in Birding magazine!!! Way to go, Tony! And
> congratulations to Monica Nichols for having her photo published there, as
> well.
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Date: 12/27/19 6:00 pm
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] A friendly reminder...and congratulations!
Hi, all.



Please remember to sign your posts to ctbirds with your full name and town
of residence, even if you send a message from your phone rather than your
computer. Also, please do not use the four-letter codes for species without
first stating the full name of the species so that people who are not
familiar with the codes will know what species you are talking about.
Thanks.



Congratulations to CT's very own young birder, Tony Belejack, for having an
article published in Birding magazine!!! Way to go, Tony! And
congratulations to Monica Nichols for having her photo published there, as
well.



Best regards and good birding to all.


Chris Loscalzo

COA President,

Woodbridge

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Date: 12/27/19 12:10 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink-footed Goose No
A check early this morning and again in mid-afternoon yielded no
Pink-footed Goose. There were fewer Canada geese on Amos Lake in Preston
today.

Dave Provencher
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Date: 12/27/19 8:48 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] BARG
At 11:46 dog walkers flushed all geese.


Barnacle at 180 Islandview Drive
> Stratford. Behind the school.
>
> At 11:16 a.m.
>
> Maggie Peretto
> Manchester, CT
>
>> On Dec 27, 2019, at 11:11 AM, Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> Have a friend driving in from Ohio looking for these birds. Any updates would be well appreciated. If any leads on TUDU available, also a target.
>>
>> BARG AND PFGO
>>
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Date: 12/27/19 8:30 am
From: James Muchmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose/Hybrids at the school
I’m at the field that the Barnacle was reported at yesterday. All birds are here by the baseball diamond on the left.


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> On Dec 27, 2019, at 10:30 AM, Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Paul,
>
> A couple of birders including myself suggested Barnacle x Cackling rather
> than Canada due to the size of the birds and the size of their bills. The
> hybrids are almost the exact same size as the Barnacle and have tiny bills.
>
> I sought out confirmation from Steve Mlodinow, arguably the top North
> American goose expert. He confirms Barnacle x Cackling.
>
> He also confirmed odd Richardson's for the dark Cackling in the flock.
>
> Aidan Kiley
> Fairfield
>
>
>> On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 10:21 AM Paul Smith via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Is there any way to visually distinguish between Barnacle Goose x Canada
>> Goose and Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose hybrids? Or will some intrepid
>> observer need to collect a DNA sample? ;-)
>>
>> Paul Smith
>> New Haven
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Date: 12/27/19 8:26 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] BARG
Barnacle at 180 Islandview Drive
Stratford. Behind the school.

At 11:16 pm.

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

> On Dec 27, 2019, at 11:11 AM, Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> 
> Have a friend driving in from Ohio looking for these birds. Any updates would be well appreciated. If any leads on TUDU available, also a target.
>
> BARG AND PFGO
>
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Date: 12/27/19 8:11 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BARG AND PFGO Updates

Have a friend driving in from Ohio looking for these birds. Any updates would be well appreciated. If any leads on TUDU available, also a target.

BARG AND PFGO

Sean

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Date: 12/27/19 7:30 am
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose Hybrids
Paul,

A couple of birders including myself suggested Barnacle x Cackling rather
than Canada due to the size of the birds and the size of their bills. The
hybrids are almost the exact same size as the Barnacle and have tiny bills.

I sought out confirmation from Steve Mlodinow, arguably the top North
American goose expert. He confirms Barnacle x Cackling.

He also confirmed odd Richardson's for the dark Cackling in the flock.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield


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<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Is there any way to visually distinguish between Barnacle Goose x Canada
> Goose and Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose hybrids? Or will some intrepid
> observer need to collect a DNA sample? ;-)
>
> Paul Smith
> New Haven
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Date: 12/27/19 7:21 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose Hybrids
Is there any way to visually distinguish between Barnacle Goose x Canada Goose and Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose hybrids? Or will some intrepid observer need to collect a DNA sample? ;-)

Paul Smith
New Haven

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Date: 12/27/19 5:54 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose Stratford - No
12/27 8:50am - Stratford, a quick check of ball fields at Bunnell High School and at Second Hill Lane School found no geese present.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 12/27/19 5:41 am
From: Pam Taylor via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluebirds at suet feeder - Ridgefield
1 male and 2 female Eastern Bluebirds at our suet feeder this morning at
about 8:15. Saw 3 males yesterday at about the same time but forgot to
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Date: 12/27/19 5:18 am
From: Bill Banks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle goose updates?

Any positive update on Barnacle Goose locations would be appreciated.ThanksBill Banks

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Date: 12/26/19 6:02 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] NL Ferry Razorbills
Today Frank Gallo and I had several Razorbills in both CT and NY waters from the New London-Orient Pt ferry. We also had a flyby Razorbill from Harkness SP in Waterford.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Date: 12/26/19 1:43 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pink Footed Goose No


Paul Desjardins
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Spent a lot of time in Preston this morning looking for the Pink Footed Goose to no avail. However, there was a Ring Necked Duck and a Pied Billed Grebe there.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 12/26/19 9:29 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barn Island WMA highlights
We took a long hike through Barn Island WMA in Stonington this morning. Highlights were a BLACK-HEADED GULL, seen at a distance from the third impoundment out along the river, Brown Thrasher, and Orange-crowned Warbler. 42 species in all. Full report on eBird. Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 12/26/19 9:23 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose, Stratford
12/26 12:20, Stratford, Second Hill Lane School - I just relocated the BARNACLE GOOSE with flock of Canada’s on field behind Second Hill Lane School. I advise birders to remain in their cars, so as not to flush flock.

Frank a Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Dec 26, 2019, at 12:01 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
>
> 
> Stratford, Bunnell, 11:50 - Tom Murray about 1/2 hour earlier found flock of geese, with adult Barnacle and 5 hybrid offspring on ballfield west of tennis court. I arrived just in time to see them, but before I could get photos, a guy loosed his dog and flushed the whole flock - which went SW.
>
> Frank Mantlik
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>
>>> On Dec 26, 2019, at 11:23 AM, Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> With 200 Canada Geese on ball fields at Bunnell High School. 5 Hybrids also present. Tom Murray, Stratford
>>
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Date: 12/26/19 9:02 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose, Stratford
Stratford, Bunnell, 11:50 - Tom Murray about 1/2 hour earlier found flock of geese, with adult Barnacle and 5 hybrid offspring on ballfield west of tennis court. I arrived just in time to see them, but before I could get photos, a guy loosed his dog and flushed the whole flock - which went SW.

Frank Mantlik
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> On Dec 26, 2019, at 11:23 AM, Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> With 200 Canada Geese on ball fields at Bunnell High School. 5 Hybrids also present. Tom Murray, Stratford
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Date: 12/26/19 8:23 am
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose, Stratford
With 200 Canada Geese on ball fields at Bunnell High School. 5 Hybrids also present. Tom Murray, Stratford

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Date: 12/25/19 8:59 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose-NO
12/25/19, Orange, Rt 34, Fields at intersection with Baldwin Rd:

No geese in fields at 11:35 am.

Larry Bausher
West Haven



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