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8/9/20 7:40 pm Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
8/9/20 4:19 pm Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
8/9/20 4:15 pm Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cassia Crossbill
8/9/20 2:39 pm JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Little Blue
8/9/20 10:22 am Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Geoff Hill Cassia Crossbills
8/9/20 8:50 am Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
8/9/20 8:40 am Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
8/9/20 7:53 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
8/8/20 3:42 pm Michael Carretta via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe - Barn Island WMA
8/8/20 1:32 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mourning dove nest in Orange yard
8/8/20 9:26 am David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern , Least Bittern, Wstrn Sand Old Lyme
8/8/20 9:23 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Addition to tally
8/8/20 9:05 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avon and Simsbury
8/8/20 6:10 am Jim@dw Google via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Storm birding question
8/7/20 4:24 pm Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset
8/7/20 3:09 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset
8/7/20 2:25 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Enfield
8/7/20 1:47 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Summary, Rarities from T.S. Isaias 8/4/20
8/7/20 1:22 pm Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Tropical Strom Isaias: Recap
8/7/20 1:00 pm Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Not a bird, but Loggerhead Turtle
8/7/20 12:43 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Not a bird, but Loggerhead Turtle
8/7/20 12:30 pm Nancy Meyer-Lustman via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Branford Land Trust
8/7/20 12:03 pm David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black Tern Stonington
8/7/20 7:42 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Warbling Vireos in Ellington
8/7/20 7:29 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storm birding question
8/7/20 5:48 am Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Station 43 down trees on trail
8/6/20 4:09 pm Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ruby throated male Westport
8/6/20 2:58 pm Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
8/6/20 2:39 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Juvenile Forster’s tern
8/6/20 5:19 am George Amato via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nine Clapper Rails easily visible
8/5/20 6:32 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Noank Caspian Tern
8/5/20 2:40 pm Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport of note
8/5/20 2:23 pm JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Whimbrel
8/5/20 8:32 am Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wallingford Terns
8/5/20 7:57 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo update: the park will now remain closed until 8 am tomorrow.
8/5/20 6:57 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset is closed until noon today.
8/5/20 6:32 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Storm
8/5/20 6:27 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point Knots
8/5/20 5:40 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storm
8/5/20 5:08 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Black Tern
8/5/20 3:10 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] No Names, Please
8/5/20 12:02 am Glenn Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bird Names
8/4/20 7:59 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Storm birding
8/4/20 6:29 pm Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Names
8/4/20 5:48 pm Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] terns at Bantam Lake tomorrow
8/4/20 5:10 pm James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sea watch St. Mary’s Bridgeport
8/4/20 4:59 pm Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Seawatch
8/4/20 2:24 pm Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bantam Lake - Sooty And Black Terns
8/4/20 12:49 pm Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Storm birding
8/4/20 12:39 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storm birding
8/4/20 11:04 am Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Avery Pt, Groton- Pectoral Sand
8/4/20 10:49 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Extralimital: Sooty Terns off of Rye NY
8/4/20 10:17 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird Names
8/4/20 9:31 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] State Parks,WMAs, Campgrounds
8/4/20 8:31 am Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Injured Barred Owl
8/4/20 7:36 am Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Injured Barred Owl
8/4/20 7:26 am William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Injured Barred Owl
8/4/20 6:40 am MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset will also be closing at noon
8/4/20 6:04 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] State parks closing early today
8/3/20 7:07 pm Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Chimney Swifts -
8/3/20 5:14 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] chimney swifts
8/3/20 1:12 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] 8/3 — Milford Point afternoon
8/3/20 12:38 pm Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 8/3 — Milford Point afternoon
8/3/20 10:57 am Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Old Greenwich chimney Swifts
8/3/20 7:49 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit Milford Point
8/3/20 7:47 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit Milford Point
8/3/20 6:47 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit Milford Point
8/3/20 5:45 am Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American Bittern, Cornwall
8/2/20 3:17 pm John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury, Great Pond State Forest - Little Blue Heron
8/2/20 2:35 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Egret New Milford
8/2/20 1:04 pm SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great egret in Collinsville
8/2/20 12:12 pm beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Simsbury Little Blue Heron
8/2/20 10:31 am Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point Highlights 8/2
8/2/20 10:20 am Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Chimney Swifts
8/2/20 7:21 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Lieutenant River, Old Lyme, Aug 2, 2020 American Bittern
8/2/20 6:23 am Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Solitary Sandpiper
8/1/20 3:20 pm Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] European Swifts vesper flights
8/1/20 9:19 am Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluebird eggs since June 27th
8/1/20 9:02 am Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] South Windsor
8/1/20 6:39 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Blue x 3 in North Windham.
7/31/20 4:43 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stratford / Milford CASPIAN & BLACK TERNS
7/31/20 4:31 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Historic flashback
7/31/20 4:30 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] East Granby
7/31/20 10:08 am Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Royal Tern Flyover Milford Point 7/31/2020
7/31/20 7:33 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Westport Caspian Terns
7/31/20 7:01 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: 7/31 - Hammonasset at least 5 Pectoral Sandpipers
7/31/20 6:52 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7/31 - Hammonasset Pectoral Sandpipers
7/30/20 1:56 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] BLACK TERN Milford Point
7/30/20 10:42 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Position at Mass Audubon
7/30/20 9:52 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] BLACK TERN Milford Point
7/30/20 5:33 am Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Mud at Mansfield Hollow
7/29/20 2:31 pm red396 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Black skimmers sandy point
7/29/20 1:37 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Roseates
7/29/20 11:36 am Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Eastern Point/Avery Point Pond
7/29/20 10:15 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/29/20 9:15 am Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] “A Short Philosophy of Birds”
7/29/20 9:07 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit report
7/29/20 8:59 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Purple Martin update
7/29/20 5:09 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Red Knot continues
7/28/20 1:59 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island
7/28/20 1:55 pm C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island
7/28/20 8:11 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7/27 - Marbled Godwit at Sandy Point, West Haven
7/28/20 8:00 am Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island terns
7/28/20 7:37 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island terns
7/28/20 5:15 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7/28 - Red Knot at Milford Point
7/28/20 4:46 am lafly1953 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe
7/27/20 10:05 pm Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island
7/27/20 6:17 pm Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
7/27/20 6:16 pm Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
7/27/20 6:05 pm Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
7/27/20 12:30 pm Fusco, Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] GB Heron
7/27/20 11:52 am Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Arthur St. Ospreys
7/27/20 11:27 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
7/27/20 7:47 am John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Injured Great Blue Heron on pond in New Milford. CT
7/27/20 5:46 am George Amato via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Knot still at Milford Point
7/26/20 5:15 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
7/26/20 5:03 pm Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Whimbrel and knot
7/26/20 8:51 am DENNIS MAIN via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas and CT Blue Trails..... and Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. Trailed Preserves.....
7/26/20 7:14 am julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] July "golden plovers"
7/26/20 7:10 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Milford Knot and Golden
7/26/20 6:45 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Knot and Golden
7/26/20 6:31 am Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] it’s not too late to Atlas
7/26/20 6:02 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red Knot and Wilson’s Phalarope
7/25/20 8:03 pm Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas and CT Blue Trails
7/25/20 7:05 pm sosipatra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 48 Common Mergansers...
7/25/20 5:14 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bird atlas - it's not too late to confirm species
7/24/20 11:23 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Pt - STILT SANDPIPER & 2 WHIMBREL
7/23/20 8:13 am Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Huge and good news for birds and their habitats.
7/23/20 6:39 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Huge and good news for birds and their habitats.
7/22/20 12:31 pm Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/22/20 11:15 am Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/22/20 11:02 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/22/20 9:04 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandpiper ID from Crosby Pond
7/22/20 8:52 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
7/22/20 7:40 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
7/22/20 7:17 am Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
7/21/20 6:38 pm Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/21/20 1:00 pm Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/21/20 11:43 am Marie Etter via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] American woodcock at Burr Pond Torrington
7/21/20 11:07 am Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Piping Plover Chicks - BirdCallsRadio
7/21/20 10:58 am Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bink
7/21/20 8:24 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/21/20 8:17 am russ robbins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bluebirds
7/21/20 7:58 am Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/21/20 7:44 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
7/21/20 7:31 am Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bink
7/21/20 6:42 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Error
7/21/20 5:43 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Bink
7/21/20 5:18 am Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bink
7/21/20 5:00 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 12 common 800
7/20/20 6:25 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July
7/20/20 4:28 pm Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Migration in July
7/20/20 12:35 pm zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] puffballs
7/20/20 11:33 am Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Birds and mushrooms
7/20/20 8:23 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Block 94E Shelton
7/20/20 8:16 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Banded Roseate Terns and other birds.
7/20/20 8:10 am Serena Pedane via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Block 94E Shelton
7/20/20 8:04 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] National Estuarine Research Reserve Meeting
7/20/20 4:36 am Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] replies wanted. is this unusual bird behavior? eating puffball mushroom
7/20/20 4:05 am Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4889, Issue 1 "Owl"
7/19/20 2:12 pm MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point
7/19/20 6:07 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Least Bittern
7/18/20 6:42 am Joan Tinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Rose breasted grosbeaks
7/17/20 5:55 pm Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
7/17/20 5:39 pm Gabriel Cohen-Glinick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
7/17/20 3:32 pm Kevin AOL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
7/17/20 3:03 pm Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
7/17/20 7:40 am Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Caspian Tern, Silver Sands SP
7/17/20 6:25 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford Point birdwalks
7/16/20 12:11 pm Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Mystery object
7/16/20 11:18 am Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Chester, 7/16: fledglings, no-shows, and mystery object in sky
7/16/20 10:49 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] yard atlasing
7/16/20 9:46 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Problems with eBird?
7/16/20 7:40 am John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Problems with eBird?
7/15/20 6:19 pm Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Broadwing chick pics
7/15/20 10:03 am Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Oppose the proposed weakening of a key law protecting birds.
7/15/20 9:41 am Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] CACC
7/15/20 6:11 am Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Snow Goose, Rowayton
7/15/20 5:39 am Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bears vs Bird Feeders
7/15/20 2:18 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Hammonasset dragonfly migration
7/14/20 8:11 pm John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point Skimmers
7/14/20 7:25 pm Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset dragonfly migration
7/14/20 12:30 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonasset
7/14/20 11:55 am Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Confirming hummingbirds
7/14/20 5:09 am Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] hummingbirds
7/13/20 8:37 am John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Whimbrel and Boat Tailed Grackles
7/12/20 3:56 pm Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Western Willet
7/12/20 2:38 pm Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] New Britain Fledgling R B Woodpecker
7/12/20 2:33 pm Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Milford
7/12/20 8:02 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] RI Red-Necked Stint?
7/12/20 7:43 am Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Stint YES Napatree Point
7/12/20 7:39 am Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Dying Menhaden
7/11/20 6:37 pm Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Storrs
7/11/20 11:56 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point addendum
7/11/20 10:00 am Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Red-necked Stint YES Napatree Point
7/11/20 8:25 am Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Sea watching post-storm 7/11
7/11/20 7:18 am Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] 7/11/20 — Milford Point Whimbrel
7/11/20 4:43 am Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Stonington Point Great Shearwater
 
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Date: 8/9/20 7:40 pm
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
I had a wonderful talk with Matt Young, one of North America’s crossbill experts, about this paper last week. To summarize the conversation we had in the simplest of terms, the position of the author would also suggest that he would be in support of an overall lumping of the Anas and Larus genera as well. I brought up that by the authors definition, Scottish and Parrot crossbills would also have to be lumped. Speciation is an absolutely fascinating concept and one I delve into on a continual basis. The bottom line is there’s no universal definition, which makes it all the more interesting!

-Matt Bell
Vernon

> On Aug 9, 2020, at 19:02, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> I just read the article on the South Hills Crossbill (link provided by
> Arthur Shippee) that disputes the elevation of that taxxon to species
> status. It's heavy but fascinating going and I would recommend anyone with
> a serious interest in bird species give it a go. If you've never
> delved into the concept of species (beyond bemoaning another change to
> your life list) it's well worth the effort.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
>
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 11:50 AM Andrew Block via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> I know that a new species of "Red" Crossbill was named out in Idaho I
>> believe but I don't remember which it is. It's been officially accepted by
>> The AOS/ABA I believe and is accepted on the Clements checklist.
>> Andrew
>> Andrew v. F. Block
>> Consulting Naturalist
>> 20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
>> Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780
>> www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums
>>
>> On Sunday, August 9, 2020, 10:53:43 AM EDT, Paul Desjardins via
>> CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Paul Desjardins
>> <paul.desjardins2...>
>> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>>
>>
>> For those interested there is an excellent article by ornithologist
>> Geoffrey Hill that can be viewed under Alabama Birds that runs in the face
>> of granting full species status for Cassia Crossbill. Somewhat technical
>> but a must read for anyone contemplating a visit to Idaho to look for this
>> species if it indeed is one.
>>
>> Paul Desjardins
>> Windsor Locks
>>
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Date: 8/9/20 4:19 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
I just read the article on the South Hills Crossbill (link provided by
Arthur Shippee) that disputes the elevation of that taxxon to species
status. It's heavy but fascinating going and I would recommend anyone with
a serious interest in bird species give it a go. If you've never
delved into the concept of species (beyond bemoaning another change to
your life list) it's well worth the effort.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 11:50 AM Andrew Block via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I know that a new species of "Red" Crossbill was named out in Idaho I
> believe but I don't remember which it is. It's been officially accepted by
> The AOS/ABA I believe and is accepted on the Clements checklist.
> Andrew
> Andrew v. F. Block
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>
> On Sunday, August 9, 2020, 10:53:43 AM EDT, Paul Desjardins via
> CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>
> Paul Desjardins
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> Phone: (860) 623-3696
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>
> For those interested there is an excellent article by ornithologist
> Geoffrey Hill that can be viewed under Alabama Birds that runs in the face
> of granting full species status for Cassia Crossbill. Somewhat technical
> but a must read for anyone contemplating a visit to Idaho to look for this
> species if it indeed is one.
>
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Date: 8/9/20 4:15 pm
From: Jamie Meyers via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cassia Crossbill
It is currently considered a countable species in the eyes of the ABA. They added it to their list a few years ago. Given that we are about to lose Northwestern Crow as countable, it is not inconceivable that this species will not remain either.

The Cassia Crossbill is so named because nearly its entire population occurs within Cassia County Idaho. It has adapted to eating the seeds of one particular tree that only occurs in a relatively small portion of southern Idaho. Unlike other crossbill species that occur there, it is a year-round resident. Current places to look depend on the availability of seeds. In general, the closest population is about an hour and a half south of Twin Falls. Learning its vocalization is essential because it looks identical to the red crossbill, which also occurs there. It can be difficult to find.

I never would have visited that area and I’m glad I did. It was very pretty and there was lots of wildlife. I will look back on my several days spent there finally, regardless of whether they lump it or not

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT



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Date: 8/9/20 2:39 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Little Blue
On a boat trip through Plum Bank Marsh and around Dunk Island there were at least 12 adult, 17 immature and 1 first year (mottled) Little Blue Heron.7-8 Spotted Sandpiper,  20 adult and im Snowy Egrets, 35 Great Egrets.No sign of Whimbrel from a few days ago.

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Date: 8/9/20 10:22 am
From: Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Geoff Hill Cassia Crossbills
Nice subject on Cassia Crossbills, South Hills, Idaho species of Red Crossbills. Geoff Hills believes they should NOT be a separate species even with their separate call 9 vocalizations. Simply because of a 90/10 percent split of an algorithm. 90 percent separate species, but 10 percent chance of cross breeding with other Red Crosbills. Other point 6,000 years of South Hills population isolation not long enough. This may change. I understood that you needed 10,000 years of isolation. Geoff Hill seems to think you need 100,000 years of isolation. Very interesting 
topic. Those interested should read more on algorithms, species isolation and in todays world DNA which wasn't covered very well.
Ralph AmodeiEast Haven



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Date: 8/9/20 8:50 am
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
I know that a new species of "Red" Crossbill was named out in Idaho I believe but I don't remember which it is.  It's been officially accepted by The AOS/ABA I believe and is accepted on the Clements checklist.
Andrew
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For those interested there is an excellent article by ornithologist Geoffrey Hill that can be viewed under Alabama Birds that runs in the face of granting full species status for Cassia Crossbill. Somewhat technical but a must read for anyone contemplating a visit to Idaho to look for this species if it indeed is one.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 8/9/20 8:40 am
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?
I believe Paul is referring to this post:

https://www.ornithologistsblog.com/single-post/2020/07/30/The-Cassia-Crossbill-is-not-a-species

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> Paul Desjardins
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> Phone: (860) 623-3696
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>
> For those interested there is an excellent article by ornithologist Geoffrey Hill that can be viewed under Alabama Birds that runs in the face of granting full species status for Cassia Crossbill. Somewhat technical but a must read for anyone contemplating a visit to Idaho to look for this species if it indeed is one.
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Date: 8/9/20 7:53 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Is Cassia Crossbill a valid species?


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


For those interested there is an excellent article by ornithologist Geoffrey Hill that can be viewed under Alabama Birds that runs in the face of granting full species status for Cassia Crossbill. Somewhat technical but a must read for anyone contemplating a visit to Idaho to look for this species if it indeed is one.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 8/8/20 3:42 pm
From: Michael Carretta via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe - Barn Island WMA
I was surprised to see a Red-necked Grebe today at Barn Island WMA while
kayaking. I saw the bird around 1pm today along the edge of the marsh - not
too far from the boat ramp. The bird was in a small cove after the second
inlet. Keep a look out if you're kayaking in the area tomorrow. Details:
Breeding plumage with red neck and white throat, base of the bill is
yellow.

ebird list with photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72222765

Mike Carretta
Terryville, CT
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Date: 8/8/20 1:32 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning dove nest in Orange yard
I found 1/2 a discarded bird egg shell (white) on driveway. After a bit
of searching, I spotted a mourning dove sitting on a nest in an evergreen,
branch is extending over our driveway a bit. Not an exotic bird, but will
be fun to watch.
Continuing to watch our regular customers at the feeders- family of
titmice, blue jay family, cardinals, WB nuthatches, and the hoard of
Common grackles. Someone (I can't remember your name) had mentioned to me
that I should buy plain suet instead of the suet with seeds and nuts, so
the Grackles don't eat it all in a couple of hours.
I bought a case at Fat Robin, and sure enough, the other birds are eating
that plain suet (it's lasting a few days), but the Grackles are not
interested. Thank you! Tom turkey visits everyday and relaxes on the
lawn.

Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 8/8/20 9:26 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern , Least Bittern, Wstrn Sand Old Lyme
Kayaked Griswold Point, Watch Rock, and surrounds this morning. Highlights
included Black Tern, 6 Roseate Terns ( including one juvenile), Least
Bittern, immature Little Blue Heron, 4 immature Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons, Bonaparte's Gull, and a Western Sandpiper among hundreds of
Semipalmated Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 8/8/20 9:23 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Addition to tally


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There was also a Solitary Sandpiper at Fishers Meadow and 2 others at Great Pond.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 8/8/20 9:05 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avon and Simsbury


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This morning seen at Fishers Meadow immature Little Blue Heron- probably same bird that was at Great Pond Simsbury recently and seen at Great Pond Great Egret, 2 Great Blue Herons, 4 Green Herons, 4 immature Red Shouldered Hawks and 2 Least Sandpipers.

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Date: 8/8/20 6:10 am
From: Jim@dw Google via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Storm birding question
I checked roughly 60% of Candlewood once the rain let up including the bay where I found over a dozen storm related Sooty Terns several years ago and saw no terns anywhere but I had a very brief look at a gull type bird with a black band on leading edge of the wings. Kittiwake came to mind but I couldn’t re-find the bird and didn’t see it long or well enough to confirm.
Jim Dugan
New Milford

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> On Aug 7, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> Tropical Storm Isaias brought seabirds to the central Atlantic and New England states, coastal LT and at inland lakes. It seems as though about 15 people got to see SOOTY TERNS during the Storm on Tuesday. Looking at a map, the Housatonic River flows from lakes near Pittsfield MA (where storm birds were found) southward through CT. Fran Zygmont discovered 5 SOOTY TERNS on Bantam Lake that day. I’m curious If anyone checked Lake Candlewood during or after the storm. If so, what did you find? Thanks.
>
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Date: 8/7/20 4:24 pm
From: Bruce via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 7 August 2030: Today I saw an
adult bald Eagle on the outermost rock off the end of the Moraine trail.
Not uncommon, it is still for me a very satisfying sight. Later when I was
on the shell beach section of the trail I heard a chorus of common terns
behind me to the east. I turned to see the eagle leading an entourage of a
dozen or so harassing terns. The eagle made three circling passes off the
beach: the second was a miss and on the third it succeeded in snatching a
fish close to the surface. It headed back east still with terns following.
I saw it a third time again on its rock from the Cedar Island platform.
Later it flew north toward Clinton.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT
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Date: 8/7/20 3:09 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Hammonasset
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 7 August 2030: Today I saw an
adult bald Eagle on the outermost rock off the end of the Moraine trail.
Not uncommon, it is still for me a very satisfying sight. Later when I was
on the shell beach section of the trail I heard a chorus of common terns
behind me to the east. I turned to see the eagle leading an entourage of a
dozen or so harassing terns. The eagle made three circling passes off the
beach: the second was a miss and on the third it succeeded in snatching a
fish close to the surface. It headed back east still with terns following.
I saw it a third time again on its rock from the Cedar Island platform.
Later it flew north toward Clinton.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT
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Date: 8/7/20 2:25 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield


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This afternoon seen in Enfield from the Suffield side of the Connecticut River at the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Great Egret.

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Date: 8/7/20 1:47 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Summary, Rarities from T.S. Isaias 8/4/20
Hi all,This is what I am aware of at this point.FM

Rare Birds in CT from Tropical Storm Isaias - Tuesday, 4 August 2020

These were reported via CT Birds list-serve, eBird, or private text messages. Some were documented with photos. Compiled by Frank Mantlik.




SOOTY TERNS: 5 at Bantam Lake, Litchfield (FZ, NM, JO, FN, JR), 1 at Stonington Point, Stonington (RS), 2 at Shippan Point, Stamford (FG, PD, AC), 1 at Sniffens Lane, Stratford (FM, LO), 1 at Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook (DR), 3 at St. Mary’s, Bridgeport (JH), 1 at Doolittle Park, Milford (MA), 1 on 8/5 from Fisher’s Is. ferry but unclear if in CT or NY (CJ).




CORY’S SHEARWATER; 1 at Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook (MB, AG, DR).




GREAT SHEARWATER: 2 at Stonington Point, Stonington (RS).




SOOTY SHEARWATER: 1 at Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook (MB), 1 at St. Mary’s, Bridgeport (JH).




WILSON’S STORM-PETREL: 1 at Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook (MB).




RED-NECKED PHALAROPE: 40 at Southport Beach, Westport/Faifrield (JT, TG, AK). 1-2 at Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook (MB).



Also, numerous BLACK TERNS along the coast and inland, and a possible CAVE SWALLOW at Southport Beach.
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Date: 8/7/20 1:22 pm
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tropical Strom Isaias: Recap
Tuesday, August 4th: Southport Beach

A bit delayed, but I am only now getting reliable internet here in Westport
(still no power yet). Highlights were a possible CAVE SWALLOW (assumed
Carribiean subspecies) and a flock of 40 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES viewed from
Southport Beach.

The following day, I checked Saugatuck Reservoir, Aspetuck Reservoir, and
the Stratford/Milford area with no sign of any storm-related birds.

See the below checklist for a short summary of my experience birding the
storm.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S72117279

--
Jory Teltser
Westport, CT/Oberlin, OH
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Date: 8/7/20 1:00 pm
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Not a bird, but Loggerhead Turtle

Another whale story of interest occurred in New Haven Harbor back in 1986. Horrible circumstances surrounding CT’s first state record of Beluga Whale. The skeletal specimen of this individual is at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. AKA, The Smithsonian. Article below.


https://www.nytimes.com/1986/05/15/nyregion/beluga-whale-called-bw-shot-to-death.html



Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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> 8/7, Stratford, Russian Beach - I thought this might be of interest to CT birders. Thanks to a tip from my naturalist friend, Joe Koripsky, I checked out a dead, washed-up LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE in Stratford yesterday. It was first found Wednesday, the day after Tropical Storm Isaias hit Connecticut. In communications with NOAA's Sea Turtle coordinator, Joe was told that the extensive wounds were consistent with a propeller strike. Apparently a variety of sea turtles can and do occur in Long Island Sound, but this is the first I have seen in CT, alive or dead.
> Of particular interest, on this same beach in recent years, other marine life has washed up, including a Pygmy Sperm Whale (first recorded CT record; specimen now at Yale Peabody Museum) and a Common Dolphin.
> Photos of the turtle are here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157715399781277
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Date: 8/7/20 12:43 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Not a bird, but Loggerhead Turtle

8/7, Stratford, Russian Beach - I thought this might be of interest to CT birders. Thanks to a tip from my naturalist friend, Joe Koripsky, I checked out a dead, washed-up LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE in Stratford yesterday. It was first found Wednesday, the day after Tropical Storm Isaias hit Connecticut. In communications with NOAA's Sea Turtle coordinator, Joe was told that the extensive wounds were consistent with a propeller strike. Apparently a variety of sea turtles can and do occur in Long Island Sound, but this is the first I have seen in CT, alive or dead.
Of particular interest, on this same beach in recent years, other marine life has washed up, including a Pygmy Sperm Whale (first recorded CT record; specimen now at Yale Peabody Museum) and a Common Dolphin.
Photos of the turtle are here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/albums/72157715399781277


Frank MantlikStratford
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Date: 8/7/20 12:30 pm
From: Nancy Meyer-Lustman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Land Trust
The Branford Land Trust wants some advice about osprey nests and street lights. Do we have an expert that is willing to talk with them?
Thank you.
<Nancymeyerlustman...>

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Date: 8/7/20 12:03 pm
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Tern Stonington
Black Tern feeding with Common Terns off Stonington point in Stonington.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Date: 8/7/20 7:42 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Warbling Vireos in Ellington
Saw 3-4 Warbling Vireos hawking insects high up on my neighbor's oak tree in Ellington. First vireos I have ever seen in my immediate area.

Bob Maleski
Ellington
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Date: 8/7/20 7:29 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm birding question
Tropical Storm Isaias brought seabirds to the central Atlantic and New England states, coastal LT and at inland lakes. It seems as though about 15 people got to see SOOTY TERNS during the Storm on Tuesday. Looking at a map, the Housatonic River flows from lakes near Pittsfield MA (where storm birds were found) southward through CT. Fran Zygmont discovered 5 SOOTY TERNS on Bantam Lake that day. I’m curious If anyone checked Lake Candlewood during or after the storm. If so, what did you find? Thanks.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/7/20 5:48 am
From: Maggie peretto via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Station 43 down trees on trail
Good morning.
Save a trip.
Friday, August 7th 8:30 am
After the storm.

On the Trail to station 43 in South Windsor there are down trees.

Over and under branches I managed to go through the first down tree only to be faced with a second one that I did not attempt.

Birds must be enjoying the quiet time.

Take care,

Maggie Peretto
Manchester, CT

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Date: 8/6/20 4:09 pm
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruby throated male Westport
Watching resident RT hummer male doing his regular evening imitation Of a flycatcher. Sitting on branch and constantly venturing a few feet grabbing tiny bugs flying by. He’s been at it for several day’s running.

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Date: 8/6/20 2:58 pm
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
8/6. Milford, Connecticut Audubon coastal center.
10:45-12:15
Low tide, overcast.
Center grounds & beach area were very busy today.
I was told that the purple Martin colony has fledged - safe travels to them.
American robins, starlings, mourning doves , 2 catbirds, 1 mockingbird, grackles & 2 cardinals on grounds. On Long Island sound the shoreline was teeming with shorebirds - hundreds of semi palmate sandpipers, some sanderlings, about 20 ruddy turnstones, 11 oystercatchers including 2 chicks, 10 piping plovers including juveniles, hundreds of Least terns with about 15 juveniles observed, 2 great black backed gulls,.2 mute swans with 1 cygnet., 5 snowy egrets .
The osprey family was on the nest platform.
Several families enjoying the beach.
Full report will be on ebird when we get power back.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 8/6/20 2:39 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Juvenile Forster’s tern
A very fresh juvenile Forster’s Tern was mixed in with the Common Terns at Milford Point. I apologize to the relatively young birder who had asked about a pale tern with Buffy on the back and I had said it was probably a Least Tern. This Forster’s was very Buffy on The back.

Patrick, Stratford

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Date: 8/6/20 5:19 am
From: George Amato via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nine Clapper Rails easily visible
While out for a run this morning- I saw nine Clapper Rails - easily visible from the boardwalk leading to the beach at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. One group was two adults and four nearly grown chicks. The others were three much younger chicks - still all black.
Good photo opportunities.

George Amato
Milford

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Date: 8/5/20 6:32 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Noank Caspian Tern
Birding the extreme eastern Sound by boat from 6pm until dark turned up one CASPIAN TERN just south of Noank at about 6:25pm.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 8/5/20 2:40 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport of note
Westport- Grace Salmon Memorial Park- although shorebird numbers were low this afternoon, I had my first juvenile Least Sandpiper of the season and very beautiful!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/5/20 2:23 pm
From: JOHN OGREN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Whimbrel
Seen in Plum Bank Marsh about 100' from 154 just to west of Town Beach. Tough parking during the day.

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Date: 8/5/20 8:32 am
From: Tony Belejack via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wallingford Terns
Was very surprised to see 2 Common Terms and 2 Black Terms fly over my
Wallingford house yesterday after the storm calmed down.
Tony Belejack
Wallingford


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Date: 8/5/20 7:57 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo update: the park will now remain closed until 8 am tomorrow.

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Date: 8/5/20 6:57 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset is closed until noon today.

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Date: 8/5/20 6:32 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Storm
I took in my regular feeder but left up the hummingbird feeder. Sure
enough, all through the storm I got my hummers hovering in the strong winds
like nothing was going on. Amazing little guys/gals.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 8:40 AM Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
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> Orange backyard- I was amazed that during the height of wind, birds were
> still coming to the feeders. I thought they would be hunkered down in
> trees.
> This morning- a juvenile red belly woodpecker & juvenile blue jay were
> trying to feed at thistle feeder- :/
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Date: 8/5/20 6:27 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Knots
Three Red Knots out on the sandbars.Black Tern still here.

Tina Green & MOB
Westport
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Date: 8/5/20 5:40 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm
Orange backyard- I was amazed that during the height of wind, birds were still coming to the feeders. I thought they would be hunkered down in trees.
This morning- a juvenile red belly woodpecker & juvenile blue jay were trying to feed at thistle feeder- :/
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Date: 8/5/20 5:08 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Black Tern
Milford Point -immature Black Tern Spotted by Paul Desjardins, preening on the mudflats with Common Terns


Tina Green & Paul Desjardins
Westport, Windsor Locks
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Date: 8/5/20 3:10 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] No Names, Please
No more messages to CTBirds about the bird name question, please.

Thank you all.

Roy Harvey
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Beacon Falls, CT

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Date: 8/5/20 12:02 am
From: Glenn Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bird Names
I don’t want name changes!!!

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
www.WilsonsWarbler.com

On Aug 4, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I’m working with Jordan and Gabriel, the two mentioned in the Washington Post article. If anyone has questions please feel free to reach out.

If you’re interested in signing the petition or reading up on some of the people these 150 birds are named after, please checkout birdnamesforbirds.wordpress.com

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Date: 8/4/20 7:59 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Storm birding
Glenn Williams helped me re-identify the tern I saw at Stonington Point
this afternoon. It was another sooty tern. I had seen the bridled tern at
Faulkner Island a few years ago and never knew that sooty terns were so
similar. Always learning.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

On Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 3:48 PM Russ Smiley <rsbirder...> wrote:

> i just photographed at bridled tern at Stonington point.
> Russ Smiley
> Marlborough, CT
>
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 3:39 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>> 8/4. Tropical Storm Isaias. A number of us are out in CT looking for
>> storm birds, all while being careful with falling trees and wires. Not much
>> of note at Stratford coast yet. But Fran Zygmont just reported 5 SOOTY
>> TERNS at Bantam Lake. And Matt Bell reported 1 CORYS SHEARWATER along the
>> Old Saybrook coast.
>>
>> Frank Mantlik
>> Stratford
>>
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Date: 8/4/20 6:29 pm
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Names
I’m working with Jordan and Gabriel, the two mentioned in the Washington Post article. If anyone has questions please feel free to reach out.

If you’re interested in signing the petition or reading up on some of the people these 150 birds are named after, please checkout birdnamesforbirds.wordpress.com

Sean

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Date: 8/4/20 5:48 pm
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] terns at Bantam Lake tomorrow
If anyone sees the terns at Bantam Lake in Litchfield tomorrow could they please post them.  I'm interested in trying for them if they are.  Also, where are the best places to view the lake?  I've never found any good areas to view.
Thanks,
Andrew
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Date: 8/4/20 5:10 pm
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sea watch St. Mary’s Bridgeport
From 4:00-6:30
3 - SOOTY TERNS - all birds were seen flying into the wind (coming from west/southwest) and drifting to the east. First seen off of lighthouse at Penfield Reef. Moved east past the lighthouse at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.

1 - SOOTY SHEARWATER - all grey bird flying like shearwater with light silver/white underwing coverts. Bird flying east at 5:40.

Lots of other terns - common, least, 2 Forsters. Also about 15 laughing gulls. And shorebirds flying way to fast to id.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 8/4/20 4:59 pm
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Seawatch
8/4/20 Cornfield Pt, Old Saybrook, 7:15 pm — 1 SOOTY TERN, 1 CORY’S SHEARWATER and several unidentified shearwaters.

Dan Rottino & Family
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 8/4/20 2:24 pm
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam Lake - Sooty And Black Terns
With Nic Main - Litchfield Bantam Lake ~1:30-5:30. 5 Sooty Terns (all adults) seem off/on between ~3:30 and last seen at 5:15 in north bay. ~4:00 had three Black terns (maybe 4).

Also, hummingbird, Merlin, Osprey, several tree and barn swallows.

- Fran
Barkhamsted

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Date: 8/4/20 12:49 pm
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Storm birding
i just photographed at bridled tern at Stonington point.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

On Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 3:39 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> 8/4. Tropical Storm Isaias. A number of us are out in CT looking for storm
> birds, all while being careful with falling trees and wires. Not much of
> note at Stratford coast yet. But Fran Zygmont just reported 5 SOOTY TERNS
> at Bantam Lake. And Matt Bell reported 1 CORYS SHEARWATER along the Old
> Saybrook coast.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
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Date: 8/4/20 12:39 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storm birding
8/4. Tropical Storm Isaias. A number of us are out in CT looking for storm birds, all while being careful with falling trees and wires. Not much of note at Stratford coast yet. But Fran Zygmont just reported 5 SOOTY TERNS at Bantam Lake. And Matt Bell reported 1 CORYS SHEARWATER along the Old Saybrook coast.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 8/4/20 11:04 am
From: Dyl Pedro via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Avery Pt, Groton- Pectoral Sand
This noon at Eastern Point Pd: A Pectoral Sandpiper joins the fray on the mudflats among several dozen other common shorebirds. 
Shennecossett Pond- Water getting low but no shorebirds here yet.
UConn Avery Pt- Nothing significant in a ~10 min seawatch

Dylan Pedro
newly of Colchester
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Date: 8/4/20 10:49 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: Sooty Terns off of Rye NY
Just a heads up to anyone on the coast that Sean Camillari just reported
two SOOTY TERNS off of Edith Read Sanctuary in Rye NY, just west of
Greenwich CT. Keep an eye out on the sound and stay safe!
-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center
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Date: 8/4/20 10:17 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird Names
In a provocative article in today’s Washington Post, two ornithologists advocate renaming birds bearing the names of men (all the examples are men) with unsavory biographies. Food for thought — and discussion elsewhere, not in this list.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/04/american-bird-names-colonialism-audubon/?arc404=true

John Weeks
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Date: 8/4/20 9:31 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] State Parks,WMAs, Campgrounds
All state parks, wildlife management areas, and campgrounds are closed as of noon today due to the storm. Campgrounds May open tomorrow at noon.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/4/20 8:31 am
From: Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Injured Barred Owl
All set, headed to Roaring Brook.

On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:36 AM Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Please bring it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator asap. Depending on
> where you are in CT here is a full list of licensed rehabbers with permits
> to care for raptors.
>
> https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Rehabilitator/Animals-in-Distress/Hawks-and-Owls-in-Distress
>
>
> -Ryan MacLean
> Greenwich Audubon Center
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:26 AM William Hobbie via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> > Last night...actually early this morning on my way home from work a
> barred
> > Owl out and I ended up running over it.. i circled back to find it
> stunned
> > but alive. I picked it up and took it home. Within the 3 minute ride the
> > bird was able to to stand... looking dazed.. I was very please to find it
> > very alert this morning.. I would like someone to look at it and say if
> it
> > should be rehabilitated or can be release.. i have made numerous phone
> > calls and no responses...
> >
> > Please help.. if I don't hear from someone I will have release it and
> hope
> > for the best as I am leaving on a work trip in the am.
> >
> > Thanks Will.
> >
> > cell: 973-477-2562
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Date: 8/4/20 7:36 am
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Injured Barred Owl
Please bring it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator asap. Depending on
where you are in CT here is a full list of licensed rehabbers with permits
to care for raptors.
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Rehabilitator/Animals-in-Distress/Hawks-and-Owls-in-Distress


-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center


On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:26 AM William Hobbie via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Last night...actually early this morning on my way home from work a barred
> Owl out and I ended up running over it.. i circled back to find it stunned
> but alive. I picked it up and took it home. Within the 3 minute ride the
> bird was able to to stand... looking dazed.. I was very please to find it
> very alert this morning.. I would like someone to look at it and say if it
> should be rehabilitated or can be release.. i have made numerous phone
> calls and no responses...
>
> Please help.. if I don't hear from someone I will have release it and hope
> for the best as I am leaving on a work trip in the am.
>
> Thanks Will.
>
> cell: 973-477-2562
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Date: 8/4/20 7:26 am
From: William Hobbie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Injured Barred Owl
Last night...actually early this morning on my way home from work a barred
Owl out and I ended up running over it.. i circled back to find it stunned
but alive. I picked it up and took it home. Within the 3 minute ride the
bird was able to to stand... looking dazed.. I was very please to find it
very alert this morning.. I would like someone to look at it and say if it
should be rehabilitated or can be release.. i have made numerous phone
calls and no responses...

Please help.. if I don't hear from someone I will have release it and hope
for the best as I am leaving on a work trip in the am.

Thanks Will.

cell: 973-477-2562
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Date: 8/4/20 6:40 am
From: MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset will also be closing at noon
M Komara
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Date: 8/4/20 6:04 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] State parks closing early today
Sherwood Island SP will close at noon today and I was told probably all coastal state parks will do the same due to the approaching storm.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 8/3/20 7:07 pm
From: Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Chimney Swifts -
Thanks to all those who responded to my Swift questions. Very grateful.
Alan Scuterud

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Date: 8/3/20 5:14 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] chimney swifts
Chimney swifts migrate in the fall, before it gets cold enough to use the fireplace. Chimney swifts have roosts where many birds will congregate at dusk and leave in the morning. These roosts don't have nests. There are also chimneys where a pair will nest. Your son is lucky to be a "swiftlord." These are fascinating birds. I did chimney swift surveys for years and never tired of going out at dusk and watching them circle and fly into a chimney. I monitored a school with a large chimney and during migration, up to 600 birds would fly in. Some roosts are even larger. Chimney swifts are in serious decline.

Zellene

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Date: 8/3/20 1:12 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 8/3 — Milford Point afternoon
By the time we got there, the Godwit had gone. Shorebirds are now on the
move. About 125 Semipalmated Plovers and Semipalmated Sandpipers, maybe a
few Least mixed in - hard to tell. 6 Oystercatchers, at least one Forsters
Tern in flocks of Common-maybe more, and many Least, some carrying what
looked like Atlantic Silversides or Sand Launces, a few Black-Bellied
Plovers, a Peregrine chasing Least Terns, some of whom bravely dove at him
from behind, another Peregrine, Saltmarsh Sparrow in plain view, two
Ospreys and a pair of Mute Swans with one cygnet. My camera battery died -
lesson learned. Spare home in drawer.

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> 8/3 — My afternoon search for the godwit at Milford Point came up empty
> but there were lots of shorebirds to see as the tide fell.
>
> Highlights were two white-rumped sandpipers, a pectoral sandpiper, a
> Forster’s Tern, two short-billed dowitchers and 10 or so but Black-bellied
> plovers.
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Date: 8/3/20 12:38 pm
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 8/3 — Milford Point afternoon
8/3 — My afternoon search for the godwit at Milford Point came up empty but there were lots of shorebirds to see as the tide fell.

Highlights were two white-rumped sandpipers, a pectoral sandpiper, a Forster’s Tern, two short-billed dowitchers and 10 or so but Black-bellied plovers.


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Date: 8/3/20 10:57 am
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Greenwich chimney Swifts

I usually get them annually at my OG condo development. Then this Summer they disappeared for several weeks. I was happy to hear them twittering again last week when I went out for an evening dog walk. Not as many as previous years, but I was able to see them dive down the chimney.

Lynnette Clemens
Old Greenwich CT

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Date: 8/3/20 7:49 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit Milford Point
It just flew back, but won’t be there for long

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> On Aug 3, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
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> The Marbled GODWIT remained on the Mil Pt westernmost sandbar till 10:40, When rising tide pushed Oystercatcher flock and it to fly S towards offshore breakwater.
>
> Frank Mantlik
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>> On Aug 3, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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>> From Steve Spector Marbled Godwit Milford Point 9:45 am westmost main sandbar 8/3/20
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Date: 8/3/20 7:47 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit Milford Point
The Marbled GODWIT remained on the Mil Pt westernmost sandbar till 10:40, When rising tide pushed Oystercatcher flock and it to fly S towards offshore breakwater.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Aug 3, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> From Steve Spector Marbled Godwit Milford Point 9:45 am westmost main sandbar 8/3/20
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Date: 8/3/20 6:47 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit Milford Point
From Steve Spector Marbled Godwit Milford Point 9:45 am westmost main sandbar 8/3/20

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Date: 8/3/20 5:45 am
From: Paul Smith via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Bittern, Cornwall
Rattlesnake Swamp (intersection of Cream Hill and Rattlesnake) in Cornwall

Flying at dawn both this morning and on Monday morning. At 5:20 AM both days, it circled the marsh and flew over the ridge to the northeast.

On Saturday, I didn't realize how big it was, but today on its second pass around the marsh it was briefly pursued by a heron or bittern roughly half its size. Not long afterward, when it was a bit lighter, a Green Heron flew across the marsh and landed near me. The Green Heron was definitely smaller than the bird in question.

This was a challenge, never having identified an American Bittern by silhouette before. But the profile is an exact match, especially the feet trailing behind the tail (which rules out a Black-Crowned Night Heron).

It's regular habit should make this a chase-able bird. I wish I were be in the area longer to track down where it goes!

Paul Smith
New Haven




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Date: 8/2/20 3:17 pm
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury, Great Pond State Forest - Little Blue Heron
Juvenile bird, found today by Doug Beach. We got excellent views just before the heavy rains started. Also present was a Great Egret, and the two birds stood close together briefly, offering a nice size comparison.

John Weeks
North Granby

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Date: 8/2/20 2:35 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Egret New Milford
8/2 - Great Egret on the Housatonic just below the Rocky River power plant, seen from Housatonic Avenue.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 8/2/20 1:04 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great egret in Collinsville
Great egret on the Farmington River at the Collinsville mill pond this morning.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 8/2/20 12:12 pm
From: beachgolfdesign via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury Little Blue Heron

Immature Little Blue Heron this morning and early afternoon at Great Pond State Forest in Simsbury; with John Weeks and Shirley Beach. Doug BeachSimsbury Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 8/2/20 10:31 am
From: Brendan Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Highlights 8/2
This morning at Milford Point was highland by a single CASPIAN TERN (flying downriver and out over the Sound) and three PECTORAL SANDPIPER which appeared suddenly on the backside of the bar and disappeared just as suddenly. Good numbers of other shorebirds around (no knots), put up twice by a hunting Peregrine.

Brendan Murtha
Norwalk
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Date: 8/2/20 10:20 am
From: Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Chimney Swifts
My son bought a house last fall, and used the fireplace. However, now with the warmer weather it looks like he has Chimney Swifts. This is new to me. They can be heard through the flue chattering away. Do they build nests in the chimney? Do they migrate in the fall? Will he have to have the chimney cleaned before he uses it again?
Appreciate any advice.
Alan Scuterud
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Date: 8/2/20 7:21 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lieutenant River, Old Lyme, Aug 2, 2020 American Bittern
Had a good morning on the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme from route 156 to Watch Rock.Highlights were Least Bittern, AMERICAN BITTERN, Yellow-crowned  Night herons, Lesser Yellowlegs and Clapper railsEbird list link below
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Date: 8/2/20 6:23 am
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Solitary Sandpiper
8/2/20
Hamden, Forest St pond near intersection with Evergreen Ave., 9:15 am. One Solitary Sandpiper.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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Date: 8/1/20 3:20 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] European Swifts vesper flights
As you come back home — from a forthcoming book, some recent science on the remarkable lives of European swifts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/magazine/vesper-flights.html
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Date: 8/1/20 9:19 am
From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluebird eggs since June 27th
After fledging 4 young from their first brood the yard bluebirds started a
second nest in the same box. I first checked to box on June 27th when it
had 4 eggs. It still has 4 eggs and the female has apparently given up as
I rarely see her (or the male) in the yard. No outward signs of what
caused the failure, the female was often in the box. I'm glad they at
least got 4 fledged from the first brood.

Rob Ballinger
Clinton
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Date: 8/1/20 9:02 am
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor


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This morning seen at the Newberry Road section of stn 43 Least Bittern, 7 Green Herons and Marsh Wren and seen at the East Windsor Hill section Brown Thrasher.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 8/1/20 6:39 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue x 3 in North Windham.
Doug Warner and I walked the duke at Windham Airport/ Mansfield Hollow Lake this morning. Highlights were 3 juvenile Little Blue Herons, a Great Egret, and 3 Solitary Sandpipers. We watched the Little Blues and the Great Egret fly west towards Mansfield. Little Blue was a county bird bird for both Windham and Tolland for Doug.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 7/31/20 4:43 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford / Milford CASPIAN & BLACK TERNS
7/31. Stratford, Short Beach (open only to Stratford residents during pandemic)- Scoping the Housatonic River late afternoon, I found 2 CASPIAN TERNS (adult & juvenile) on sandbars in the river, and a juvenile BLACK TERN in flight among the many Common Terns.
This morning a small CAS group and I saw the continuing RED KNOT at Milford Point.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/31/20 4:31 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Historic flashback
It was ten years ago tomorrow (8/1/2010) that Dennis Varza saw an unusual raptor fly south past Short Beach, Stratford. It was soon relocated at Stratford Point. It proved to be CT’s first (and only) WHITE-TAILED KITE! Rather than being a “1-day wonder”, it remained in the area for 4 months, and was seen by hundreds of birders, photographers, and the general public.

Here is the account from the 15th report of COA’s Avian Records Committee of CT (ARCC):


WHITE-TAILED KITE (Elanus leucorus) The state’s first was found on 1 Aug 2010 at Stratford Point, Stratford (10-17 Dennis Varza*, Bruce Finnan‡, Frank Gallo‡, Julian Hough‡, Scott Kruitbosch‡, Tom Sayers‡, Mark Szantyr‡, Scott Vincent‡, Rick Wiltraut‡, Jim Zipp‡). The bird’s remarkable stay of more than four months allowed several thousand observers to see it and produced a remarkable array of photographs. The bird became perhaps the best-documented individual rarity ever in Connecticut. It spent some time at Milford Point but was most often observed at Stratford Point, a location not always open to the public. Throngs of people were able to see it there because of warden services provided by Kruitbosch through Connecticut Audubon Society. His almost-daily observations were published as an article in The Connecticut Warbler (Vol. 31 Number 1), which featured a deft cover drawing by Mark Szantyr. The only previous sighting in New England was at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on 30 May 1910. Hough provided the following on age and sex: “While worn outer primaries and the state of molt may have initially suggested a 2nd calendar-year bird, input from experienced birders (Liguori, Clark et al.) indicated a molting adult cannot be excluded, and the bird is best left as ‘age and sex uncertain’. Further research revealed that while many juvenile White-tailed Kites replace much of their plumage in the first fall, according to Clark, they do not replace their black wing coverts, which according to him would still be white-tipped, unlike the adult feathers of the Connecticut individual.”


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/31/20 4:30 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Granby


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This afternoon seen at East Granby Farms 4 Black Vultures and a Worm Eating Warbler.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/31/20 10:08 am
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Royal Tern Flyover Milford Point 7/31/2020
Milford Point, Milford, CT 1:00 PM 31 July 2020: A royal tern just flew
over toward Stratford's Short Beach. I was alerted by an unfamiliar call.
Saw a juvenile Forsters tern earlier in the visit. No sign of black terns
yet.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough,
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Date: 7/31/20 7:33 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Caspian Terns
Westport- Sherwood a Island SP-( scoped from Burying Hill Beach early this morning) 2 Caspian Terns roosting on East Beach before flying west

Lots of shorebirds but nothing unusual,Common Terns, and Laughing Gulls in Westport today.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/31/20 7:01 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: 7/31 - Hammonasset at least 5 Pectoral Sandpipers


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> Date: July 31, 2020 at 9:51:08 AM EDT
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> Subject: 7/31 - Hammonasset Pectoral Sandpipers
>
> From the Cedar Island platform. Two Pectoral Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs and others. Rising tide brings them into close view. Also large flock of aerobatic Tree Swallows near Nature Center.
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Date: 7/31/20 6:52 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7/31 - Hammonasset Pectoral Sandpipers
From the Cedar Island platform. Two Pectoral Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs and others. Rising tide brings them into close view. Also large flock of aerobatic Tree Swallows near Nature Center.

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Date: 7/30/20 1:56 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] BLACK TERN Milford Point
Later, I walked out on the Milford Pt tidal flats / gravel bars during low tide, and found 2 BLACK TERNS (adult starting to molt, and an apparent juvenile with much white on forehead, neck, and underparts) and 9 ROSEATE TERNS (all adults; 1 banded) among an estimated 700 Common Terns.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford



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> On Jul 30, 2020, at 12:52 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
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> 7/30/ Milford Point - BLACK TERN seen well in flight among flock of 200 Common Terns, when a plane flew over. Flock sat back down on south side of main sandbar 12:40. Others told me that 2 RED KNOTS continue in same area.
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Date: 7/30/20 10:42 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Position at Mass Audubon
Passing along this position description of potential interest:

We are seeking a dynamic and highly strategic leader to drive the organization's public policy priorities at the local, state, and regional levels. The position has been elevated to a vice president level and, as such, will serve on the President's executive team. He/she will lead a team of policy, government affairs, and advocacy experts, as well as work across departments to accomplish Mass Audubon's goals. The position description can be found here:
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Date: 7/30/20 9:52 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BLACK TERN Milford Point
7/30/ Milford Point - BLACK TERN seen well in flight among flock of 200 Common Terns, when a plane flew over. Flock sat back down on south side of main sandbar 12:40. Others told me that 2 RED KNOTS continue in same area.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/30/20 5:33 am
From: Phil Rusch via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mud at Mansfield Hollow
Mud has finally begun to appear at Mansfield Hollow Lake in North Windham. In the last couple of days , there have been several Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers working the mud Long with the local Spotted Sandpipers.
The Killdeer numbers are building on the Airport side of the dike as well
A bonus this morning was a flock of 22 Short-billed Dowitchers flew over the commuter parking lot heading south. I assume they came off the mud after being forced down this morning by the heavy local fog.

For those unaware of this site, it is accessed from the commuter lot on Route 6 in North Windham east of Willimantic. The EBird hotspot is called Mansfield Lake/Airport Trail.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Date: 7/29/20 2:31 pm
From: red396 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black skimmers sandy point

Sandy point very active 4 black skimmers oyster catchers least and common terns plenty shore birds.NOTICE new haven residents parking only. Get there by 930 before parking attendant set up at 10.i parked at closed restaurant and walk over. Take trail to right all the way to end go around point and there is skimmers and oyster catchersSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 7/29/20 1:37 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Roseates
About a half dozen Roseate Terns mixed in with about 1000 terns at Milford Point this afternoon.

Patrick

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Date: 7/29/20 11:36 am
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Point/Avery Point Pond
Pat Tamborra, Salem. The water level in the pond across the road from Avery Point is quite low. There were about 30 Great Egrets, BC Night Herons, peep, a Solitary Sandpiper. It is worth a look if you are in Eastern Ct. Some of the peep were interesting but above my skillset.

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Date: 7/29/20 10:15 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/29 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center- 9:40am-11:10am, sunny,
85F, mid tide.
Greeted by the singing Song sparrow in the parking lot, again.
Many Purple Martins flying around , several in the trees and several not
fledged yet.
Our osprey female was on the nest with the 2 juveniles quite large and male
was on his perch. Two other ospreys flying in area. Two Mute swans on the
marsh with a snowy egret.
On the grounds- several mourning doves, Common Grackles, Robins, House
sparrows, and the Ruby throated hummingbird in the tree by the trumpet vine.
On the Long Island Sound side, 12 Piping Plover adults with 3 chicks seen,
Semipalmated Sandpipers everywhere (conservative estimate of 500), about 9
Semipalmated Plovers, 14 American Oystercatchers including 3 juveniles,
3 Great Egrets, 5 Snowy Egrets, 1 Red Knot, conservative estimate of 100
Least Terns with a couple of juveniles being fed fish, and conservative
estimate of 200 Common Terns, 11 Great black backed gulls, Herring and Ring
billed gulls,
1 Barn swallow, 1 Tree swallow, pair of Mute swans with gosling in marsh on
Long Island sound side.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 7/29/20 9:15 am
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] “A Short Philosophy of Birds”
I am reading this lovely book & wanted to share it with you. It is co-authored by a French ornithologist & a French philosopher, and contains 22 short “lessons” inspired by birds. Authors are Dubois & Rousseau. Example: Vulnerability: what the mallard teaches us about giving up our old feathers for new ones in order to fly. Enjoy!

Lynnette Clemens
Old Greenwich

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Date: 7/29/20 9:07 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marbled Godwit report
Any updates on the reported Godwit at Sandy Point?

Sean

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Date: 7/29/20 8:59 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island Purple Martin update
Westport- Sherwood Island SP(nature center)- 22 of the 25 active nests have fledged their young. There are 12 juveniles that will fledge any day now.We had 107 juveniles this season that successfully fledged including the 12 almost ready to leave their gourds.Another good year! Hopefully DEEP will be able to band next year.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 7/29/20 5:09 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Red Knot continues
Milford Point- at least one Red Knot, maybe two out at the end of the point

Tina Green
With John Oshlick
Westport,Bethany
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Date: 7/28/20 1:59 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island
For anyone curious about what this sand spit and its birds look like, I’ve posted an album of photos from the past four years. Enjoy

https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/7H3Y71 <https://www.flickr.com/gp/cswood-photos/7H3Y71>

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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> On Jul 28, 2020, at 1:04 AM, Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> The recent reports perked my interest, some may recall me doing a silly
> blog about the Norwalk Islands a decade ago,
> Prior to 2010 there were about zero nesting birds on the Cockenoe sandspit
> for a number of years, yes it was a hotspot at times during the 70's on
> into perhaps the 80's, Mr. Mantlik please chime in on that.
> When I was youngster back in the early 60's there was a whole lot more
> land to this sand spit, Our family used to boat there to picnic and swim
> on summer weekends, that sand spit was long and much wider back then, today
> there is only remnants of what was, these days with every passing
> nor-easter and hurricane Cockenoe and other islands in the Norwalk Island
> chain are becoming less and less in acreage.
> There were two major noreasters over the previous winter and it changed the
> landscape of the sandspit. After the terns arrived Dennis Varza remarked to
> me that the landscape change probably made suitable habitat for the newly
> nesting terns, here is my blog on what led up to this point. Please excuse
> my poor grammar and spelling.
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/05/chicks-and-terns.html
> followed by...
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/06/here-come-babies.html
> then..
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/4th-of-july-is-official-start-of-summer.html
>
> and
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/terns-survived.html
> a bit more
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/least-terns-is-third-nesting-attemp.html
>
> These blogs are a small historical look at the terns 2010 nesting season on
> Cockenoe, back then there were almost as many Least Terns as Common, wow
> that has changed.
> Two of Patricks interns and I spent some midnight hours studying the
> spring tide effects on the bar...
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2012/06/flooded-cockenoe-island-nest-site.html
>
> There are years more of these blogs, no need for me to go on, Hopefully
> folks will have an understanding of the erosion of this tiny sand spit and
> some of the wildlife that tries to evolve around it.
> Note: these 2010 blogs are a decade old, the spit has lost more earth
> since, so lesser tides will cause more havoc.
> Please, someone save this history. I may never repeat it.
> Thank you to Tina, Sean, Brendan and others for keeping up with the Norwalk
> Islands!
> Great Job!!!
>
> Larry Flynn
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Date: 7/28/20 1:55 pm
From: C Wood via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island
Notably, the fluctuating presence and success of breeding terns on Cockonoe and other Norwalk Islands has been observed since at least 1964 (Bull, Birds of New York), often influenced by recreation use of the area. In the late 1970s while researching colonial nesting birds in the Norwalk Islands area for my graduate program, I recorded in 1979 a Least Tern colony of 150 or so adults on the Cockonoe sand spit and adults, juveniles, and fledglings were observed there and feeding throughout the region. At that time only a few Common Terns were observed.

Like others, I’ve observed that Common Terns have dominated the nesting area in recent years, but with fluctuating numbers. Recreational activities continue to disrupt the birds, despite warning signs, but I suspect that Larry and Sean are right about the impact of spring tides, especially as water levels rise.

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> On Jul 28, 2020, at 1:04 AM, Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> The recent reports perked my interest, some may recall me doing a silly
> blog about the Norwalk Islands a decade ago,
> Prior to 2010 there were about zero nesting birds on the Cockenoe sandspit
> for a number of years, yes it was a hotspot at times during the 70's on
> into perhaps the 80's, Mr. Mantlik please chime in on that.
> When I was youngster back in the early 60's there was a whole lot more
> land to this sand spit, Our family used to boat there to picnic and swim
> on summer weekends, that sand spit was long and much wider back then, today
> there is only remnants of what was, these days with every passing
> nor-easter and hurricane Cockenoe and other islands in the Norwalk Island
> chain are becoming less and less in acreage.
> There were two major noreasters over the previous winter and it changed the
> landscape of the sandspit. After the terns arrived Dennis Varza remarked to
> me that the landscape change probably made suitable habitat for the newly
> nesting terns, here is my blog on what led up to this point. Please excuse
> my poor grammar and spelling.
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/05/chicks-and-terns.html
> followed by...
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/06/here-come-babies.html
> then..
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/4th-of-july-is-official-start-of-summer.html
>
> and
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/terns-survived.html
> a bit more
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/least-terns-is-third-nesting-attemp.html
>
> These blogs are a small historical look at the terns 2010 nesting season on
> Cockenoe, back then there were almost as many Least Terns as Common, wow
> that has changed.
> Two of Patricks interns and I spent some midnight hours studying the
> spring tide effects on the bar...
> http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2012/06/flooded-cockenoe-island-nest-site.html
>
> There are years more of these blogs, no need for me to go on, Hopefully
> folks will have an understanding of the erosion of this tiny sand spit and
> some of the wildlife that tries to evolve around it.
> Note: these 2010 blogs are a decade old, the spit has lost more earth
> since, so lesser tides will cause more havoc.
> Please, someone save this history. I may never repeat it.
> Thank you to Tina, Sean, Brendan and others for keeping up with the Norwalk
> Islands!
> Great Job!!!
>
> Larry Flynn
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Date: 7/28/20 8:11 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7/27 - Marbled Godwit at Sandy Point, West Haven
With Willets at end of point. Flock is very skittish and keeps flying.

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Date: 7/28/20 8:00 am
From: Tony Eason via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island terns
As a fisherman that is often near Cockenoe fishing and observing the tern colony and other birds on the spit/island I've observed that there seems to be plenty of forage for terns this season.  I've seen them feeding just about everywhere from mid-sound into all the bays very consistently.  I'm keenly aware of the bait/forage availability as that drives my focus on the what I'm fishing for and there has been a lot of small bait (sand eels ((earlier this season)), silversides,  and other small "rain bait") just about everywhere.  I've watched terns returning to the spit from all directions as a result, rather than the Conveyor Belt seen when only sand eels at Old Mill are the main focus.  My two cents.
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:37:35 AM EDT, Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:


As several birders have chimed in about the abandonment of the tern colony at Cockenoe, I want to re-iterate that my suspicion of high Spring Tides being the culprit is merely that- a suspicion.  We have been checking in on it frequently, but not with scientific regularity- and viewing by kayak is challenging at best, as the vantage point is low and unsteady (we never land or get out)- so getting a clear picture of breeding success is indirect- adults returning with food, and young birds wandering from the nesting area.  We missed the prior weekend, but another ebird report indicates that the colony was thriving.  That sudden change within a week, coinciding with the New Moon on Tuesday and some heavy storms on Wednesday, led to my conclusion.

That said, the stresses on these birds from pleasure-boaters and environmental factors such as fish abundance are immense, and cannot be discounted. It would be interesting to know how other area colonies are doing.

-Sean Murtha, Norwalk

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Date: 7/28/20 7:37 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island terns

As several birders have chimed in about the abandonment of the tern colony at Cockenoe, I want to re-iterate that my suspicion of high Spring Tides being the culprit is merely that- a suspicion. We have been checking in on it frequently, but not with scientific regularity- and viewing by kayak is challenging at best, as the vantage point is low and unsteady (we never land or get out)- so getting a clear picture of breeding success is indirect- adults returning with food, and young birds wandering from the nesting area. We missed the prior weekend, but another ebird report indicates that the colony was thriving. That sudden change within a week, coinciding with the New Moon on Tuesday and some heavy storms on Wednesday, led to my conclusion.

That said, the stresses on these birds from pleasure-boaters and environmental factors such as fish abundance are immense, and cannot be discounted. It would be interesting to know how other area colonies are doing.

-Sean Murtha, Norwalk

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Date: 7/28/20 5:15 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7/28 - Red Knot at Milford Point
Still present 8 am

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Date: 7/28/20 4:46 am
From: lafly1953 via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe
Sorry, my blog was locked, it is now open.Thanks Tina for the heads up.Larry FlynnSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
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Date: 7/27/20 10:05 pm
From: Larry via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island
The recent reports perked my interest, some may recall me doing a silly
blog about the Norwalk Islands a decade ago,
Prior to 2010 there were about zero nesting birds on the Cockenoe sandspit
for a number of years, yes it was a hotspot at times during the 70's on
into perhaps the 80's, Mr. Mantlik please chime in on that.
When I was youngster back in the early 60's there was a whole lot more
land to this sand spit, Our family used to boat there to picnic and swim
on summer weekends, that sand spit was long and much wider back then, today
there is only remnants of what was, these days with every passing
nor-easter and hurricane Cockenoe and other islands in the Norwalk Island
chain are becoming less and less in acreage.
There were two major noreasters over the previous winter and it changed the
landscape of the sandspit. After the terns arrived Dennis Varza remarked to
me that the landscape change probably made suitable habitat for the newly
nesting terns, here is my blog on what led up to this point. Please excuse
my poor grammar and spelling.
http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/05/chicks-and-terns.html
followed by...
http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/06/here-come-babies.html
then..
http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/4th-of-july-is-official-start-of-summer.html

and
http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/terns-survived.html
a bit more
http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2010/07/least-terns-is-third-nesting-attemp.html

These blogs are a small historical look at the terns 2010 nesting season on
Cockenoe, back then there were almost as many Least Terns as Common, wow
that has changed.
Two of Patricks interns and I spent some midnight hours studying the
spring tide effects on the bar...
http://long-tails.blogspot.com/2012/06/flooded-cockenoe-island-nest-site.html

There are years more of these blogs, no need for me to go on, Hopefully
folks will have an understanding of the erosion of this tiny sand spit and
some of the wildlife that tries to evolve around it.
Note: these 2010 blogs are a decade old, the spit has lost more earth
since, so lesser tides will cause more havoc.
Please, someone save this history. I may never repeat it.
Thank you to Tina, Sean, Brendan and others for keeping up with the Norwalk
Islands!
Great Job!!!

Larry Flynn
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Date: 7/27/20 6:17 pm
From: Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
So, what is the nesting situation at Great Gull Island and Falkner Is. this season?
Paul

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Date: 7/27/20 6:16 pm
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
There were a few flying around the Cummings Beach area in Stamford a few
days ago but not diving for fish.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 9:05 PM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Sean,Thanks for your report on the Common Tern colony at Cockenoe. What
> disappointing news! Such a shame. Do you think it was a result of high-tide
> flooding? Or maybe a collapse in prey fish, as last year? Or both?
> This coincides with the huge influx of adult Common Terns in the mouth of
> the Housatonic River in the past week. I estimated 550 at/near Milford
> Point yesterday. I saw only a few fresh juveniles and one 1st-summer bird.
> My suspicion was that these flocks were here due to nest failure at area
> colonies (possibly Falkner Is., Cockenoe Is, and Great Gull Is.).
> Best,
> Frank MantlikStratford
> On Monday, July 27, 2020, 02:26:55 PM EDT, Sean Murtha via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> A visit on Sunday afternoon by kayak to the Common Tern nesting colony on
> the Cockenoe Island sandbar revealed a disappointing outcome... the colony
> was deserted, with only one juvenile tern seen on the bar, and later a few
> flyover adult terns, with perhaps another juvenile (or the same one).
> Numbers were well into the hundreds just the weekend before, so we fear
> that the intervening Spring tides may have washed over the site. A sad
> outcome, but an ever-present risk and one that has happened before.
>
> Oystercatchers also nest on the sandbar, and several were still present,
> though only one still in juvenile plumage. Very few shorebirds were there
> when we were, but numbers of Ring-billed Gulls and Laughing Gulls were up.
>
> -Sean (and Brendan) Murtha, Norwalk
>
> www.seanmurthaart.com
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Date: 7/27/20 6:05 pm
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...
Sean,Thanks for your report on the Common Tern colony at Cockenoe. What disappointing news! Such a shame. Do you think it was a result of high-tide flooding? Or maybe a collapse in prey fish, as last year? Or both?
This coincides with the huge influx of adult Common Terns in the mouth of the Housatonic River in the past week. I estimated 550 at/near Milford Point yesterday. I saw only a few fresh juveniles and one 1st-summer bird. My suspicion was that these flocks were here due to nest failure at area colonies (possibly Falkner Is., Cockenoe Is, and Great Gull Is.).
Best,
Frank MantlikStratford
On Monday, July 27, 2020, 02:26:55 PM EDT, Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:


A visit on Sunday afternoon by kayak to the Common Tern nesting colony on the Cockenoe Island sandbar revealed a disappointing outcome...  the colony was deserted, with only one juvenile tern seen on the bar, and later a few flyover adult terns, with perhaps another juvenile (or the same one).  Numbers were well into the hundreds just the weekend before, so we fear that the intervening Spring tides may have washed over the site.  A sad outcome, but an ever-present risk and one that has happened before.

Oystercatchers also nest on the sandbar, and several were still present, though only one still in juvenile plumage.  Very few shorebirds were there when we were, but numbers of Ring-billed Gulls and Laughing Gulls were up.

-Sean (and Brendan) Murtha, Norwalk

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Date: 7/27/20 12:30 pm
From: Fusco, Paul via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GB Heron
Hi John,
Please email me about the GB heron with injured wing.
Paul Fusco
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Date: 7/27/20 11:52 am
From: Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Arthur St. Ospreys
I'm looking to reach Jim Hunter from Black Rock.

Thank you
<Kevindoyle1969...>

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Date: 7/27/20 11:27 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Tern Colony at Cockenoe Island, Westport, sad news...

A visit on Sunday afternoon by kayak to the Common Tern nesting colony on the Cockenoe Island sandbar revealed a disappointing outcome... the colony was deserted, with only one juvenile tern seen on the bar, and later a few flyover adult terns, with perhaps another juvenile (or the same one). Numbers were well into the hundreds just the weekend before, so we fear that the intervening Spring tides may have washed over the site. A sad outcome, but an ever-present risk and one that has happened before.

Oystercatchers also nest on the sandbar, and several were still present, though only one still in juvenile plumage. Very few shorebirds were there when we were, but numbers of Ring-billed Gulls and Laughing Gulls were up.

-Sean (and Brendan) Murtha, Norwalk

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Date: 7/27/20 7:47 am
From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Injured Great Blue Heron on pond in New Milford. CT
Had an email from a family friend who reported a  Great Blue Heron on a pond where her husband works that has an injured wing, I believe in New Milford, CT.  My friend reported contacting several Audubon centers about the GBH  about three weeks but not hearing back from any of them. The GBH appears to be healthy despite the injured wing. Any advise on who she should contact about the GBH or any another advise about the injured GBH?.  

David W BabingtonWashington, CT

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Date: 7/27/20 5:46 am
From: George Amato via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knot still at Milford Point
On the Sound side of sandbar. Near where fencing begins. Up close and very visible.

George Amato
MIlford

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Date: 7/26/20 5:15 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


Paul Desjardins
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While relaxing in the back yard this evening observed a Peregrine Falcon flying due east. Wonder where the closest nest is.

Paul Desjardins


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Date: 7/26/20 5:03 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Whimbrel and knot
The Red Knot was at Milford Point foraging with some turnstones (including one flagged) on the Sound side on a falling tide until a Peregrine put them all up. Also a Whimbrel roosting on one of the Sound side pebble spits.

Patrick Comins, Stratford
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Date: 7/26/20 8:51 am
From: DENNIS MAIN via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas and CT Blue Trails..... and Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. Trailed Preserves.....
Just FYI for those interested in birding in Southeastern CT (New London "County" ) area, Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. has now conserved 4331 acres, many of which are open to the public. An interactive map of Preserves that are trailed is located at https://avalonia.org/map/- A number of the Preserves now have an associated eBird "hot-spot" which corresponds to the public parking location. A good deal of those are in Blocks that are NOT currently "owned" at my last review of the map. There is some good birding out there!!



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On Saturday, July 25, 2020, 11:03:50 PM EDT, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I was recently doing a bit of Atlas Block Busting and found the Connecticut Walk Book to be invaluable. Blue and related trails will frequently cross roads, allowing you to safely park near the trail head and take short walks into a variety of habitats. Many public trail easements are the only way to access portions of private property. Earlier Walk Book editions provided brief hike descriptions which may guide you to target habitats. Trail maps are also available at the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and DEEP State Park/Forest websites as well as commercial App sites such as Alltrails. These compliment the excellent guidance provided on the CT Bird Atlas Block Maps page.
My trip morphed into a late-Atlas, block sign-up. There's still time to adopt a block and learn so much more about the distribution of birds in Connecticut.
Steve MayoBethany
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Date: 7/26/20 7:14 am
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] July "golden plovers"
Phil Rusch called to alert me to Patrick Comins' fly-over American Golden Plover at Milford. 
This is prime time for Pacific Golden Plover in the east. In July, there is way more likelihood it may be a Pacific and any July adult "golden plovers" should not assumed to be American unless Pacific has been ruled out.
This is a species that is overdue in the state and has been recorded in Mass, NJ and NY and recently, just last week in PA.
Birders should make themselves familiar with the differences, the main one being adult Pacific shows a white stripe that continues down the breast and along the flanks.
While adult American's may stray south, mid-late July has become a classic window for Pacific Golden Plover and so any golden plovers in worn summer plumage, seen in CT during this time, should be scrutinized.
Y'all have been warned! :)
Good birding,
Julian Hough,New Haven

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Date: 7/26/20 7:10 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Milford Knot and Golden
This info from Julian Hough about GoldenPlovers in CT in July:

“Phil Rusch called to alert me to Patrick's fly-over American Golden Plover. This is prime time for Pacific in the east. In July, there is way more likelihood it may be a Pacific and any July adult "golden plovers" should not assumed to be American unless Pacific has been ruled out.“

There have been two Pacific Golden Plovers in the East recently (NC and ? - I don’t readily recall where the other one was).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jul 26, 2020, at 9:51 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
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> Patrick,
> Are you sure it was an Am Golden? There have been a couple Pacific Goldens in the east recently (NC and ?).
> Frank
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jul 26, 2020, at 9:45 AM, Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> There was a single Red Knot foraging on the Sound side of Milford Point at relatively low tide this morning. Also a flyover American Golden Plover.
>>
>> Patrick Comins, Stratford
>>
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Date: 7/26/20 6:45 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Knot and Golden
There was a single Red Knot foraging on the Sound side of Milford Point at relatively low tide this morning. Also a flyover American Golden Plover.

Patrick Comins, Stratford


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Date: 7/26/20 6:31 am
From: Mark Aronson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] it’s not too late to Atlas
And by the way, in addition to Frank Gallows comment about its still a good time to confirm species — I’m finding wild red raspberries are peaking along many a country road. Blue jays seem to love them, but so do I! Bring a basket when you bird! Mark
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Date: 7/26/20 6:02 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knot and Wilson’s Phalarope
Both seen at Milford Point on the sound side of the sand bar. The Phalarope flew west and may have put down on a sand bar by Stratford Point. Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 7/25/20 8:03 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Bird Atlas and CT Blue Trails
I was recently doing a bit of Atlas Block Busting and found the Connecticut Walk Book to be invaluable. Blue and related trails will frequently cross roads, allowing you to safely park near the trail head and take short walks into a variety of habitats. Many public trail easements are the only way to access portions of private property. Earlier Walk Book editions provided brief hike descriptions which may guide you to target habitats. Trail maps are also available at the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and DEEP State Park/Forest websites as well as commercial App sites such as Alltrails. These compliment the excellent guidance provided on the CT Bird Atlas Block Maps page.
My trip morphed into a late-Atlas, block sign-up. There's still time to adopt a block and learn so much more about the distribution of birds in Connecticut.
Steve MayoBethany
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Date: 7/25/20 7:05 pm
From: sosipatra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 48 Common Mergansers...

Was paddling on flatwater section of Farmington River north of the Route 4 bridge in Farmington and saw 48 Common Mergansers swimming all in a group with hens spread out among them.Green and Great Blue Herons up and down the river as well.GinnySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 7/25/20 5:14 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bird atlas - it's not too late to confirm species

Hi all,

Now is still a great time to confirm species at almost any time of day. Fledglings are out in force. Young woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, and catbirds are conspicuous. Goldfinches are now on nests. I'm finding fledgling Barred and Great Horned Owls begging during the day as are young Red-tailed Hawks. Today, I confirmed 6 more species in my Milford area in a few hours, and 7 in just an hour at lunch time in one of my Stamford areas, yesterday.

Good luck

Frank Gallo

Sunrisebirding.com
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Date: 7/24/20 11:23 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt - STILT SANDPIPER & 2 WHIMBREL
7/24. The former resting among flock of Semi Sands on sandbar ( north or lagoon side). The latter were initially on extreme west end of sandbar, but flew to near tip of Milford (Smith’s) Pt along mainland beach. 2:00pm

Frank Mantlik, with Stefan Martin, George Amato, and Paul Smith

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Date: 7/23/20 8:13 am
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Huge and good news for birds and their habitats.
Thank you, Patrick, for organizing us.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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> On Jul 23, 2020, at 9:39 AM, Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Huge news on an issue we have been working on for several years. Thank you to all of you who took time to make your voices be heard about the importance of protecting our open spaces:
>
> https://www.ctaudubon.org/2020/07/permanent-conservation-fund-passes-in-congress/
>
>
>
> Patrick M. Comins
> Executive Director
>
> 314 Unquowa Road
> Fairfield, CT 06824
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Date: 7/23/20 6:39 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Huge and good news for birds and their habitats.
Huge news on an issue we have been working on for several years. Thank you to all of you who took time to make your voices be heard about the importance of protecting our open spaces:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/2020/07/permanent-conservation-fund-passes-in-congress/



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Date: 7/22/20 12:31 pm
From: Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
Yes for both species.

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From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> on behalf of Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:14:15 PM
To: CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush

Several years ago I saw a waterthrush - I never did figure out which one - feeding a young bird. The problem was, it was feeding a Brown-headed Cowbird bigger than it was. Would that be considered evidence of breeding?

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

On Jul 22, 2020, at 2:03 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I've had no trouble finding Louisiana Waterthrusheson territory in their
very specific preferred habitat, but until this year I hadn't confirmed
any. Having failed to find any nests, I concentrated this year on looking
for family groups in July. I was able to confirm them in 2 places when I
found adults feeding young out of the nest, both earlier this month.

Greg Hanisek
Watebury

> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 9:38 PM Chris Elphick via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> New blog post and data maps for waterthrushes:
> http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/07/22/confirming-waterthrushes/
> (and a nest ...)
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> Chris Elphick @ssts
> Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/22/20 11:15 am
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
Several years ago I saw a waterthrush - I never did figure out which one - feeding a young bird. The problem was, it was feeding a Brown-headed Cowbird bigger than it was. Would that be considered evidence of breeding?

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

On Jul 22, 2020, at 2:03 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

I've had no trouble finding Louisiana Waterthrusheson territory in their
very specific preferred habitat, but until this year I hadn't confirmed
any. Having failed to find any nests, I concentrated this year on looking
for family groups in July. I was able to confirm them in 2 places when I
found adults feeding young out of the nest, both earlier this month.

Greg Hanisek
Watebury

> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 9:38 PM Chris Elphick via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> New blog post and data maps for waterthrushes:
> http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/07/22/confirming-waterthrushes/
> (and a nest ...)
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> Chris Elphick @ssts
> Storrs, CT
> <elphick...>
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Date: 7/22/20 11:02 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
I've had no trouble finding Louisiana Waterthrusheson territory in their
very specific preferred habitat, but until this year I hadn't confirmed
any. Having failed to find any nests, I concentrated this year on looking
for family groups in July. I was able to confirm them in 2 places when I
found adults feeding young out of the nest, both earlier this month.

Greg Hanisek
Watebury

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 9:38 PM Chris Elphick via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> New blog post and data maps for waterthrushes:
> http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/07/22/confirming-waterthrushes/
> (and a nest ...)
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> Chris Elphick @ssts
> Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/22/20 9:04 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandpiper ID from Crosby Pond
Thank you everyone who responded with suggestions about the bird at Crosby
Pond.
After reviewing resources-print and online, I think what I observed was a
Solitary Sandpiper. Coloration, beak size, neck size, and bobbing behavior
seem to be the closest match.
This birding community is great! Thank you again.
Bev Propen
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Date: 7/22/20 8:52 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
Thank you for your response, Arthur. I got home and I am looking at all my
bird guides and online resources. Spotted sandpiper coloring (for juvenile
or non-breeding) was good but this bird had a bit longer neck & darker
bill. I looked at Solitary sandpiper, in Sibley's -describes it in
"muddy, vegetation-enclosed ponds and creeks". Both Spotted and Solitary
describe the bobbing motion that I observed.
Of course, I can't be 100% sure, but I'm fairly sure it was one of those
two. I need to get better at sandpiper IDs.
Thank you again. Very much appreciated!
Bev Propen, Orange

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:46 AM Arthur Shippee <ashippee...> wrote:

> Spotted S.?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 22, 2020, at 10:42 AM, Bev via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Thank you for your response - checked Petersons guide- the bill on
> this bird is not as long & doesn't droop down -
> > But otherwise does look similar- collar on this bird is broader &
> brownish.
> > Bev
> >
> >
> >> On Jul 22, 2020, at 10:31 AM, Spector, David (Biology) <
> <spectord...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Maybe Stilt Sandpiper? "Sewing machine" feeding is characteristic of
> Stilt Sandpiper.
> >>
> >> David
> >>
> >> David Spector
> >> Belchertown, Massachusetts
> >>
> >>
> >> From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> on behalf of Bev
> via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:16 AM
> >> To: Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
> >> Subject: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
> >>
> >> Please be cautious: **External Email**
> >>
> >> I'm at Crosby pond in Orange at access of 280Racebrook rd , at business
> park. Near picnic table on edge of pond is a wading bird- I'm not sure of-
> >> Possibly willet , sandpiper or yellowlegs ( legs are muddy)-
> >> Dark straight beak, white eyebrow stripe , Buffy brownish head ,
> White belly & chin with Buffy brown collar, dark brown wings- constantly
> head bobbing. Was feeding on edge of pond.
> >> Bev propen
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Date: 7/22/20 7:40 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
Thank you for your response - checked Petersons guide- the bill on this bird is not as long & doesn't droop down -
But otherwise does look similar- collar on this bird is broader & brownish.
Bev


> On Jul 22, 2020, at 10:31 AM, Spector, David (Biology) <spectord...> wrote:
>
> Maybe Stilt Sandpiper? "Sewing machine" feeding is characteristic of Stilt Sandpiper.
>
> David
>
> David Spector
> Belchertown, Massachusetts
>
>
> From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> on behalf of Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:16 AM
> To: Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
>
> Please be cautious: **External Email**
>
> I'm at Crosby pond in Orange at access of 280Racebrook rd , at business park. Near picnic table on edge of pond is a wading bird- I'm not sure of-
> Possibly willet , sandpiper or yellowlegs ( legs are muddy)-
> Dark straight beak, white eyebrow stripe , Buffy brownish head , White belly & chin with Buffy brown collar, dark brown wings- constantly head bobbing. Was feeding on edge of pond.
> Bev propen
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Date: 7/22/20 7:17 am
From: Bev via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
I'm at Crosby pond in Orange at access of 280Racebrook rd , at business park. Near picnic table on edge of pond is a wading bird- I'm not sure of-
Possibly willet , sandpiper or yellowlegs ( legs are muddy)-
Dark straight beak, white eyebrow stripe , Buffy brownish head , White belly & chin with Buffy brown collar, dark brown wings- constantly head bobbing. Was feeding on edge of pond.
Bev propen
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Date: 7/21/20 6:38 pm
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
New blog post and data maps for waterthrushes:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/07/22/confirming-waterthrushes/
(and a nest ...)

Chris



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Storrs, CT
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Date: 7/21/20 1:00 pm
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
7/21/20 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:20am-11:20am.
82F-86F, sunny, mid tide rising. The Purple Martin colony continues to be
active-I saw about 22 adults flying around and many chicks poking their
heads out of gourds. Gourd 57 had a chick come out onto its front
"porch"....it just sat there for several minutes , looking around- Perhaps
the first time it ventured out. Female osprey was on nest with 2 large
chicks and male on perch. When I was leaving, the male was eating a fish
on his perch. 5 Snowy Egrets on marsh, 2 flyover Ospreys.
On the grounds & paths: Song sparrows, Carolina wren singing, House wren,
numerous American Robins, Common Grackles, about 11 Mourning doves, 1
juvenile Baltimore Oriole preening in tree near Trumpet vine, 1 American
Goldfinch, 2 Mockingbirds, 3 American Crows.
On Long Island Sound side: Willow Flycatcher singing , 6 American
Oystercatchers including 2 chicks which are getting bigger, 29 Common Terns
along shoreline, about 45 Least Terns, about 100 Semipalmated Sandpipers
(several flocks flying around),
16 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Tree swallow flyover, 1 Barn swallow flyover,
11 Piping Plovers including 1 pair with 2 chicks, and 1 adult with 1 chick-
the chick was poking into shells, 2 other Ospreys at end of sand bar.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 7/21/20 11:43 am
From: Marie Etter via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American woodcock at Burr Pond Torrington
On a walk around the pond today, saw a bird I'd never seen before in the underbrush about 5 feet off the trail.  Looked it up when I got home, and it matches the photos of the American woodcock.  Never thought I'd see one.Marie EtterHarwinton     
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Date: 7/21/20 11:07 am
From: Mardi Dickinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Piping Plover Chicks - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in an article about Piping Plover Chicks. https://bit.ly/39eiWV2

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 7/21/20 10:58 am
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bink
In 2018 at Sherwood Island SP I had
40 Bobolinks on 7/16 and 23 Bobolinks on 7/19 along with 2000 Red-winged Blackbirds on the 16th.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:18 AM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 7/20- Allen’s Meadow. While picking tomatoes and cucumbers in 95F heat, the last sound I thought I’d hear was that of a Bobolink overhead, but I did. Single bird. They nest somewhat close by in Redding/Easton, but perhaps this guy was getting a jump on his/her 12,000 migration?
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 7/21/20 8:24 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
Thanks Dan, that is encouraging!  I have waded along the meandering stream for half a mile - it is jungle and swamp on either side, not easy to walk through.  I see the bird often enough - it comes up near the house singing to taunt me.  Shall don my boots and try again......Angela


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Rottino <rottino...>
To: Angela Dimmitt <angeladimmitt...>; CT Birds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Tue, Jul 21, 2020 10:57 am
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush

Hi Angela, I have the same EXACT experience! I have a large brook and see or hear the Louisiana almost daily from first week in April until third week in August but confirming breeding has been difficult.  I even staked out the probable nest location for hours a few days in succession to no avail but may have heard the young.  A few days later I finally and randomly got an adult with one flegling away from that spot.  Their nesting is very secretive.  I believe I have only seen fledglings one other time in 20 years.  Scarlet tanager is another breeding nemesis for me -sings from treetop daily though.  Good luck and keep trying!

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> A Louisiana Waterthrush has been present on my stream in New Milford every year for the past 30 or so (arrived April 8, 2020), singing all summer - still singing now very early morning and very late evening.  But only once in all that time have I been able to see Proof of Nesting - feeding a fledgling, sadly not during this Atlas.  Maybe next year....
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> To: COA - Connecticut Ornithological Association <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 9:25 pm
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July
>
>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
>
> Concerning migration in July and particularly concerning the waterthrushes I have seen Northern Waterthrush as early as July 11 in Enfield, Connecticut and Louisiana Waterthrush as early as July 7 at Wakulla Springs, Florida  both areas where they do not breed.
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
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Date: 7/21/20 8:17 am
From: russ robbins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluebirds
We have had a lot of bluebirds in the box for the first time this year.
They were in and out since May. Last week they were there. Now they all
seem to be gone. Is this typical? When should I clean the box?

Russ
Wilton, CT
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Date: 7/21/20 7:58 am
From: Dan Rottino via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
Hi Angela, I have the same EXACT experience! I have a large brook and see or hear the Louisiana almost daily from first week in April until third week in August but confirming breeding has been difficult. I even staked out the probable nest location for hours a few days in succession to no avail but may have heard the young. A few days later I finally and randomly got an adult with one flegling away from that spot. Their nesting is very secretive. I believe I have only seen fledglings one other time in 20 years. Scarlet tanager is another breeding nemesis for me -sings from treetop daily though. Good luck and keep trying!

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT

> On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> A Louisiana Waterthrush has been present on my stream in New Milford every year for the past 30 or so (arrived April 8, 2020), singing all summer - still singing now very early morning and very late evening. But only once in all that time have I been able to see Proof of Nesting - feeding a fledgling, sadly not during this Atlas. Maybe next year....
> Angela Dimmitt
> New Milford
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> To: COA - Connecticut Ornithological Association <ctbirds...>
> Sent: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 9:25 pm
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July
>
>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
>
> Concerning migration in July and particularly concerning the waterthrushes I have seen Northern Waterthrush as early as July 11 in Enfield, Connecticut and Louisiana Waterthrush as early as July 7 at Wakulla Springs, Florida both areas where they do not breed.
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
>
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Date: 7/21/20 7:44 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July - LA Waterthrush
A Louisiana Waterthrush has been present on my stream in New Milford every year for the past 30 or so (arrived April 8, 2020), singing all summer - still singing now very early morning and very late evening.  But only once in all that time have I been able to see Proof of Nesting - feeding a fledgling, sadly not during this Atlas.  Maybe next year....
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July



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


Concerning migration in July and particularly concerning the waterthrushes I have seen Northern Waterthrush as early as July 11 in Enfield, Connecticut and Louisiana Waterthrush as early as July 7 at Wakulla Springs, Florida  both areas where they do not breed.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/21/20 7:31 am
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bink
I have in the past had migrant Bobolinks before the end of July at
Lighthouse Point in New Haven. My earliest is 7/10/95, when I had 6 moving
after a 7/9 cold front. I had 50+ on 7/20/99 in 2 hours. More recently I
had 10 there on July 24, 2019. Any visit I make to the Lighthouse is
prompted by a good cold front.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 8:43 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Joe,
> It is early for a migrating BOBO. But I have seen reports recently of
> other single migrants on Long Island and even Cape May (if I’m not
> mistaken).
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Go Huskies
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:18 AM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > 7/20- Allen’s Meadow. While picking tomatoes and cucumbers in 95F heat,
> the last sound I thought I’d hear was that of a Bobolink overhead, but I
> did. Single bird. They nest somewhat close by in Redding/Easton, but
> perhaps this guy was getting a jump on his/her 12,000 migration?
> >
> > Joe Bear
> > Wilton
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 7/21/20 6:42 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Error
Sorry, message sent in error

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 7/21/20 5:43 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bink
Joe,
It is early for a migrating BOBO. But I have seen reports recently of other single migrants on Long Island and even Cape May (if I’m not mistaken).

Frank Mantlik
Go Huskies

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:18 AM, Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 7/20- Allen’s Meadow. While picking tomatoes and cucumbers in 95F heat, the last sound I thought I’d hear was that of a Bobolink overhead, but I did. Single bird. They nest somewhat close by in Redding/Easton, but perhaps this guy was getting a jump on his/her 12,000 migration?
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Go GATORS!
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Date: 7/21/20 5:18 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bink
7/20- Allen’s Meadow. While picking tomatoes and cucumbers in 95F heat, the last sound I thought I’d hear was that of a Bobolink overhead, but I did. Single bird. They nest somewhat close by in Redding/Easton, but perhaps this guy was getting a jump on his/her 12,000 migration?

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 7/21/20 5:00 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 12 common 800

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Date: 7/20/20 6:25 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Migration in July


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


Concerning migration in July and particularly concerning the waterthrushes I have seen Northern Waterthrush as early as July 11 in Enfield, Connecticut and Louisiana Waterthrush as early as July 7 at Wakulla Springs, Florida both areas where they do not breed.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/20/20 4:28 pm
From: Preston Lust via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Migration in July
7/20/20, 7:15 PM, Yard, Westport, CT


This summer’s early shorebird migration, probably due to breeding failure brought on by extremely high temperatures in the Arctic, is surely evident in many of the state’s coastal sites. But one would do well to bear in mind the early movement of migrant passerines as well. This afternoon, I had an early Louisiana waterthrush in my yard, which is almost certainly a migrant given the lack of breeding records (to my knowledge) in Westport. One of the earlier migrants, Louisiana waterthrushes will likely be clearing out in larger numbers towards early August. Blackbirds, swallows, and other passerines exhibit considerable movement in late July as well.


Migration is truly an all-year-round phenomenon. It’s exciting to bear this in mind in the typical breeding months!


Preston Lust, Westport


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Date: 7/20/20 12:35 pm
From: zellene via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] puffballs
I haven't seen birds eating puffballs, but fresh giant puffballs are delicious breaded with panko crumbs and sautéed!

Zellene

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Date: 7/20/20 11:33 am
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds and mushrooms
Bob, that's a great question and observation! Little is known about this
behavior, but jays are some of the few species that partake in this type of
behavior. As someone who actively seeks out mushrooms (like right now!) to
photograph, I have witnessed it just once (last year) by a Hairy
Woodpecker. Now, I have to consider a bird, not just a squirrel, as the
culprit of a half-eaten mushroom! Check out Fungivore on Wikipedia for more
info.
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Date: 7/20/20 8:23 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Block 94E Shelton
Hi Serena,
For Cranbury Pond/bog, you can park on Leo Lane, a side road off James Farm Rd to the south of the pond. Then walk (carefully) N along James Farm to the pond, which can be viewed from the small dam/spillway.

Contact me offline for tips on birding other sites.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jul 20, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Serena Pedane via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Hoping to crowdsource some info on block 94E in the Shelton area. I
> attempted to put some more hours/confirmations in last week but found all
> of my potential stopping points either closed or private property. The
> "cranberry bog" hotspot also looked inaccessible, so just looking for
> either confirmations on that or tips on where to go later this week. Thanks!
>
> Serena Pedane
> Southbury
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Date: 7/20/20 8:16 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Banded Roseate Terns and other birds.
Here is a request for birders to make an effort to read the 3-character "field-readable" codes on the bands of any terns they come across - but especially Roseate Terns:

"Researchers really would like to know the identities and ages of the individuals that are being seen at that time of year that far away from the breeding colony sites at Falkner Island and Great Gull Island. Research on Cape Cod suggests that there are many more young nonbreeding 2- and 3-year-olds than we once suspected that are coming back to North America each year that are either not visiting at all, or only spending a little time at the colony sites.

Also, this past winter researchers had Pedro Lima put about 500 yellow field readable tags on ROSTs wintering in Brazil and would like to know how many of them show up in North America this year."

In general it would be great if any color banded birds (particularly shorebirds) are reported to reportband.gov and the results shared with <ctwaterbirds...><mailto:<ctwaterbirds...>

Thank you!

Patrick



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Date: 7/20/20 8:10 am
From: Serena Pedane via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Block 94E Shelton
Hi all,

Hoping to crowdsource some info on block 94E in the Shelton area. I
attempted to put some more hours/confirmations in last week but found all
of my potential stopping points either closed or private property. The
"cranberry bog" hotspot also looked inaccessible, so just looking for
either confirmations on that or tips on where to go later this week. Thanks!

Serena Pedane
Southbury
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Date: 7/20/20 8:04 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] National Estuarine Research Reserve Meeting
Dear Connecticut Birders:

The CT-NERR (National Estuarine Research Reserve) is currently in a designation process that involves developing an environmental impact statement (EIS) and a management plan (MP). When completed (estimated to be spring 2021), these documents will be submitted to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for review and approval.

As part of the EIS requirements, Connecticut will be hosting a virtual scoping meeting for the public on August 4th between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. The purpose is to provide the public with information on the proposed reserve and to seek input on issues that the EIS should consider. Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), together with steering team partners from University of Connecticut and NOAA, have worked hard to plan the meeting in such a way that it will be open and easy to access while still maintaining NOAA's federal requirements for public comment meetings.

We welcome and encourage you and other experts from your organization to attend this important meeting, which will be managed using the Webex virtual meeting application.
The meeting access details are as follows:

Public Scoping Meeting on Environmental Impact Statement for the CT National Estuarine Research Reserve
Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

To join by computer:
https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=1200263550<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fuconn-cmr.webex.com%2Fuconn-cmr%2Fonstage%2Fg.php%3Ft%3Da%26d%3D1200263550&data=02%7C01%<7Cjamie.vaudrey...>%7C9541ed7076fe401091a508d82338b7e4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637298073801510678&sdata=Z6slCSk6wTVT7bCUpmiPaJIOsDriSf%2FoIVKnnxaJeH4%3D&reserved=0>

To join by phone:
US Toll: +1-415-655-0002
Access code: 120 026 3550

On or about July 20th, there will be posted on DEEP's website for the CT NERR ( https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Coastal-Resources/NERR/NERR-Home-Page) further information about the meeting protocols. A little later this site will also carry copies of any presentations that were made.

Thank you in advance for participating in this essential public meeting.


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Date: 7/20/20 4:36 am
From: Cathy or Bob Maleski via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] replies wanted. is this unusual bird behavior? eating puffball mushroom
Saw a blue jay eating a puffball mushroom on my lawn. He was eating it for about three minutes. Two other blue jays checked it out but didn't peck at it. Is this unusual food for a blue jay?

Bob Maleski
Ellington CT
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Date: 7/20/20 4:05 am
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4889, Issue 1 "Owl"
Went outside this morning around 5:30a as Blue Jays were screeching; usually means a hawk is around. I was surprised to see an owl - a Barred Owl, I believe, perched on an old ladder in my driveway. I know owls reside nearby, as I've heard them, and seen their wing "tracks" in the snow hunting rabbits. It eventually flew onto the roof of a neighbor's house, under a low hanging branch, such that it was mostly covered by leaves. Checking periodically to see if it left, and make sure its not injured. Although the Blue Jays have stopped screeching, a good sign, usually means all clear of raptors.
Christina Nieves

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Date: 7/19/20 2:12 pm
From: MARIA STOCKMAL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point
What a day today for nesting birds! Expecting a boring day, Sandy Point was full of bird nesting. This was my first day our after beaches were closed and I couldn't be happier. Summary:

Piping Plovers: 8 adults, 10 fledglings. I'm not sure if these birds a the product of Sandy Point, but, if they are, the birds are on target. Two more nests with 5 hatchlings to go.

The Least Terns are back! About 50 nesting pairs with chicks of all ages. I stop counting at 25 chicks. Appears that terns are still sitting on nests since we were dive bombed in a few locations. Migrant terns are also coming through.

No Common Terns nesting but about 25 in the area stealing fish from the Least Terns and from each other.

American Oystercatchers: 4 adults hosting 5 fledglings.

Willets showing well with 11 birds.

1 Saltmarsh Sparrow, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Brant, Red-throated Loon, and the usual.

I saved the best for last: 12 Black Skimmers. Looks like at least two nests. Hard to tell at this point. Welcome back!

Remember to social distance and to bird distance as well if going out to where there are nesting birds. It is a challenging time at Sandy Point with so much activity taking place and birds being wary of each other and protecting their chicks. They do not need us to provide more interference. If you are photographing, please stay outside the fencing and a good distance away from the birds.

Maria Stockmal
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Date: 7/19/20 6:07 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Least Bittern

At Station 43, in South Windsor. This seems to be the best time of year to see Least Bittern, as they frequently fly from one portion of a marsh to another. Perhaps to get food for young. Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge
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Date: 7/18/20 6:42 am
From: Joan Tinson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rose breasted grosbeaks
Never had any in the spring but the last few weeks have had adult male, female and now a thrill. Two different juvenile males. Something I had never seen before. They have all been coming for several weeks. Joan Tinson

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Date: 7/17/20 5:55 pm
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
PLEASE, NO MORE POSTS TO THIS THREAD!
Two posts that are off topic is already two too many.
Thanks!
Roy


Roy HarveyCTBirds moderator/administratorBeacon Falls, CT




On Friday, July 17, 2020, 8:39:48 PM EDT, Gabriel Cohen-Glinick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

Kevin,

With all respect, I don’t feel this was an appropriate response to this message - the issue of statues reinforcing cultural racism is a serious one that impacts many within our birding community. If this is not what you were referring to, I apologize.

Gabe Cohen-Glinick
Providence, RI

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> On Jul 17, 2020, at 6:32 PM, Kevin AOL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> They’re not concerned it’s going to offend someone?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jul 17, 2020, at 6:03 PM, Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Thought this might be of interest to Connecticut birders.
>>
>> https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/local/the-hawk-that-flew-the-wrong-way-permanently-lands-in-this-maine-park/ar-BB16SkTU
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Date: 7/17/20 5:39 pm
From: Gabriel Cohen-Glinick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
Kevin,

With all respect, I don’t feel this was an appropriate response to this message - the issue of statues reinforcing cultural racism is a serious one that impacts many within our birding community. If this is not what you were referring to, I apologize.

Gabe Cohen-Glinick
Providence, RI

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> On Jul 17, 2020, at 6:32 PM, Kevin AOL via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> They’re not concerned it’s going to offend someone?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 17, 2020, at 6:03 PM, Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Thought this might be of interest to Connecticut birders.
>>
>> https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/local/the-hawk-that-flew-the-wrong-way-permanently-lands-in-this-maine-park/ar-BB16SkTU
>>
>>
>> Bob DixonEliot, Me.
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Date: 7/17/20 3:32 pm
From: Kevin AOL via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
They’re not concerned it’s going to offend someone?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 17, 2020, at 6:03 PM, Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Thought this might be of interest to Connecticut birders.
>
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/local/the-hawk-that-flew-the-wrong-way-permanently-lands-in-this-maine-park/ar-BB16SkTU
>
>
> Bob DixonEliot, Me.
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Date: 7/17/20 3:03 pm
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Black Hawk Statue
Thought this might be of interest to Connecticut birders.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/local/the-hawk-that-flew-the-wrong-way-permanently-lands-in-this-maine-park/ar-BB16SkTU


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Date: 7/17/20 7:40 am
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Caspian Tern, Silver Sands SP
From Steve Spector, Caspian Tern flying west around 10:15 AM, 7/17/20, Silver Sands SP.
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Date: 7/17/20 6:25 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point birdwalks
Greetings,
For those birders itching to safely get afield along the CT shore, I will be leading several small-group bird-walks at the CT Audubon Milford Coastal Center. The first is tomorrow 7/18, 8:00am, with others on July 22 and 31.

For more info, and to register:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-programs-events/


Frank Mantlik

Stratford
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Date: 7/16/20 12:11 pm
From: Danforth, Mark E \(Mark\) via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mystery object
Tammy, Neowise comet?
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Date: 7/16/20 11:18 am
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chester, 7/16: fledglings, no-shows, and mystery object in sky
Chester, 7/16. Fledgling titmice are now joined by fledgling house
wrens, who have had a grand time dust-bathing in our gravel path today.
Vocal flicker made a quick visit, and the sky over our yard is filled
with chimney swifts and dragonflies.

Just a couple of non-bird observations: haven't seen any bats or
monarchs this year, unusual for us.

And if anyone is out and about right now, please look into the south
sky, about 35-40 degrees up, and see if you can spot that white dot that
I've been watching for over an hour, visible to the naked eye against
the blue sky. It's been drifting *very* slowly east to west; it's only
gone a little over a hands-width in that time. Then see if you can get
it in your binocs or a spotting scope, and tell me what the heck that
is. Dad and I have both looked through our scope, and darned if we know.

:-)
Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Date: 7/16/20 10:49 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] yard atlasing
New atlas blog post: http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/07/16/yard-atlasing/
Chris


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Date: 7/16/20 9:46 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Problems with eBird?
John,

I was having a similar problem in recent weeks. I thought it was a connectivity issue. I figured out that if I opened on old eBird checklist from the same location while entering data for a later date, I would get "spinner" icons in the "add data"sections or when I completed a list and submitted it, it would not go through and all entries were lost. The problem for me was opening the old eBird list screwed up the new list entry. 

Why would one open an old list? I was trying to avoid entering all the breeding codes for the atlas. By checking old lists, I could see if a species had already been confirmed or if I would not be upgrading a level of breeding evidence. The solution - while entering eBird data for atlasing, open the specific block information from the CT Atlas site and look at the preliminary species list. All of your old lists and data from everybody else is included and is more thorough and accurate than checking just your own old lists.

Hope that helps,

Glenn Williams
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Date: 7/16/20 7:40 am
From: John Weeks via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Problems with eBird?
I’m been having difficulty entering data into eBird the past two days, and I’m trying to diagnose the problem. The various submission pages keep freezing on me. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?

John


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Date: 7/15/20 6:19 pm
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Broadwing chick pics
Local chicks about ready to fledge.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8tjz7RxwxkTXpyt68

Ed Haesche Guilford
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Date: 7/15/20 10:03 am
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oppose the proposed weakening of a key law protecting birds.
Dear Connecticut Birders:

As has been discussed here, there is a proposal to weaken the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior changed the way this law 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. Under the proposed changes, if a colony of terns were nesting on a beach, the owner would be allowed to rake debris off the beach, taking the nests with it, as long as the intent was to rake the beach and not destroy the nests. Among the reasons this is bad policy is that it is very difficult to prove intent in a court of law. These changes would make the law virtually unenforceable.

Please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and tell them the rollbacks to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are unacceptable. Deadline for comments is July 20. This act is the foundation of the modern bird conservation movement and provides significant protections for native birds.

We have created an action alert that makes it easy to submit comments. You can use the language we have prepared or customize as you see fit. For more information please see:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/2020/07/action-alert-key-bird-protection-law-is-about-to-be-gutted/

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Patrick


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Date: 7/15/20 9:41 am
From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:15am-11:05am, mid tide, 73F,
partly cloudy, partly sunny, breezy.
The Purple martin colony was active with 5 chick heads poking out of 2
gourds, Lots of adults bringing in insects.
The male osprey was on his perch, female on nest with chicks and 2 other
ospreys flew over. 3 juvenile Red winged blackbirds on marsh edge with
several Common grackles and Starlings foraging on marsh edge.

On the grounds and paths, American Robins, House wren singing, Ruby
throated Hummingbird visiting the trumpet vine, 2 House finches, 2
Cardinals . Water feature had Robins, Mourning doves and Grackles bathing
and drinking.
Two new residents in the water feature- 2 Goldfish.
On the path to sand bars, 4 Tree swallows, 1 Catbird, 4 Mockingbirds, 2
American Goldfinches, and 1 teeny rabbit.
Along the LIS shore and on sandbars, 3 Barn swallows, 9 Piping Plovers
including 1 on nest, 1 chick and a pair,
1 Yellow crowned night heron, 1 Snowy Egret, 1 Great Egret, 8 Great black
backed gulls, 4 D.C. Cormorants,
37 Semipalmated sandpipers, about 22 Least Terns and 1 Common Tern, 10
American Oystercatchers, Ring billed and herring gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 7/15/20 6:11 am
From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snow Goose, Rowayton

There is a snow goose hanging out with Canada’s on the Five Mile River in the Rowayton section of Norwalk. First seen Sunday but it wasn’t until today that I got good looks. Frequents Area of Pinkney Park and upstream from there. Won’t show up on ebird until I am able to upload photos later this evening. The bird seems healthy.


-Sean Murtha, Norwalk

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Date: 7/15/20 5:39 am
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bears vs Bird Feeders
FYI, CT is heading for a record year of bears entering homes. A bear entered a neighbor’s garage which had dog food in the it. One recommendation is don’t feed birds when bears are out of their dens. From the Danbury “News Times”.
Already in 2020 (through July 8) DEEP has received more reports of bears entering homes (25) than in any previous year and we are on track to triple the average number of home entries of 2018 and 2019," DEEP said in a release. "The number of home entries reported this year in June alone (17) equaled those reported during all of 2019"

Pat Bailey
Sherman, CT
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Date: 7/15/20 2:18 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammonasset dragonfly migration
Alex,
In Cape May, NJ, Tom Johnson also noted a large number of migrating dragonflies, mostly Swamp Darners. See his ebird list.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71484223

Frank Mantlik
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> On Jul 14, 2020, at 10:25 PM, Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> mid-afternoon at Hammonasset, there were many thousands of dragonflies
> migrating west along the coast. I think the majority of the swarm was made
> up of green darners, banded pennants and black saddlebags, but I'm pretty
> clueless when it comes to odonates so there almost certainly were
> more/other species. On the bird front, very few terns at Hammo today (at
> least passing by the beach) and no scarce/unusual species, and no
> shorebirds in the puddles in the west beach or nature center parking lots -
> a departing flock of Short-billed Dowitchers were the only (avian) migrants
> in sight.
>
> Alex
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Date: 7/14/20 8:11 pm
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point Skimmers
I was able to read a color marker band off on of the Skimmers that has been
hanging around Sandy Point lately.

It was banded last August as a young bird in Nassau County NY.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 7/14/20 7:25 pm
From: Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset dragonfly migration
mid-afternoon at Hammonasset, there were many thousands of dragonflies
migrating west along the coast. I think the majority of the swarm was made
up of green darners, banded pennants and black saddlebags, but I'm pretty
clueless when it comes to odonates so there almost certainly were
more/other species. On the bird front, very few terns at Hammo today (at
least passing by the beach) and no scarce/unusual species, and no
shorebirds in the puddles in the west beach or nature center parking lots -
a departing flock of Short-billed Dowitchers were the only (avian) migrants
in sight.

Alex
New Haven
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Date: 7/14/20 12:30 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset


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This morning seen from the Meig’s Point section f o s Sanderling and seen from the end of the moraine trail male Boat Tailed Grackle.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 7/14/20 11:55 am
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Confirming hummingbirds
Adding to Chris Elphick’s useful comments on the atlas blog, we can offer a potentially useful tip for confirming RT Hummingbird in your atlas block. Two springs ago, we stumbled upon a way to confirm the species. We were sitting by a pond when we observed a female hummer make repeated visits to a stand of cattails, flying off with a beak full of cattail “fluff” each time, undoubtedly gathering nesting material. We haven’t tried it yet at home, but next spring we plan on putting out such cattail heads in our backyard as soon as the hummingbirds return. We anticipate that the females that visit our feeders in the spring will make use of the nesting material thus confirming them as breeders in our local block. Worth a try!
Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Date: 7/14/20 5:09 am
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] hummingbirds
Blog post on collecting atlas data for hummingbirds:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2020/07/14/confirming-hummingbirds/
Chris

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Date: 7/13/20 8:37 am
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point - Whimbrel and Boat Tailed Grackles
Sandy Point - 1 Whimbrel at base of Morse Point. Also 5 BT Grackles. It
lookes like 2 adult females and 3 young birds. Female seen feeding young. I
would like to know where they came from

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 7/12/20 3:56 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Western Willet
At Milford Point just now at high tide at the tip of the western sand bar. Larger, paler, and grayer than “our” willet, with longer legs and bill. Tends to feed in deeper water. Chris Loscalzo, Woodbridge

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Date: 7/12/20 2:38 pm
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain Fledgling R B Woodpecker
1st ever of their youngsters, watched the parenys right along
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Date: 7/12/20 2:33 pm
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford


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This morning seen at Milford Point Ruby Throated Hummingbird flying west over the sound undoubtably migrating indicating how early they start.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 7/12/20 8:02 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] RI Red-Necked Stint?
Does anyone know if the Red-Necked Stint or the Little Stint has been seen
today..I’m thinking about taking the ride up to RI.

Thank you
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Bridgeport, CT
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Date: 7/12/20 7:43 am
From: Brian Ahern-Wilson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Red-necked Stint YES Napatree Point
Does anyone know it the Red-necked Stint or the Little Stint have been seen
today?

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM Jim Stanton via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> The RED-NECKED STINT in the lagoon area at Napatree Point (Westerly, RI)
> continues. Additionally, a flyover of 4 FORSTER’S TERNS.
>
> Jim and Kerrie Stanton
> Ledyard, CT
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Date: 7/12/20 7:39 am
From: Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dying Menhaden
This week's Hudson River Almanac which I subscribe to, reported dying
menhaden in the river, the result of a month of drought and low oxygen. If
anyone is interested in this natural process which has been going on
for generations, you may be able to reach the Hudson River Almanac website
and learn more about it.

Paul
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Date: 7/11/20 6:37 pm
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Storrs
Any birding spots you guys like in Storrs?

Christina Cole

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Date: 7/11/20 11:56 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point addendum
I am retracting my Merlin sighting from this morning. I thought I had it nailed down in the field and seen enough to make a positive ID, but after having time to mull it over and think of other possibilities in more detail, I just can't make such an out of season ID with 100% certainty. All I can say that is that it wasn't a Peregine or a jaeger species. Sometimes you have to eat a little crow and let a bird go.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Date: 7/11/20 10:00 am
From: Jim Stanton via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Stint YES Napatree Point
The RED-NECKED STINT in the lagoon area at Napatree Point (Westerly, RI) continues. Additionally, a flyover of 4 FORSTER’S TERNS.

Jim and Kerrie Stanton
Ledyard, CT
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Date: 7/11/20 8:25 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sea watching post-storm 7/11
7/11. Stratford, Russian Beach 6:10-7:15am - No Shearwaters nor other seabirds, but one adult FORSTER’S TERN flying east, as were small numbers of Common Terns.

Stratford Point (gate locked on weekends) - adult BLACK TERN among foraging flock of usual terns off the lighthouse. Thanks to Aidan Kiley for alerting us.

Frank and Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 7/11/20 7:18 am
From: Sunrise Birding via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 7/11/20 — Milford Point Whimbrel
10:15 am tide is out. Whimdrel working the edge of the water in direction of Charles Island.

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Date: 7/11/20 4:43 am
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stonington Point Great Shearwater
Alerted by Phil Rusch that he had a Great Shearwater from Old Saybrook, I rushed down to Stonington Point and had one within ten minutes. It was only about 150 yards from the point heading east. A bit later I had a Merlin going west. Strange time for one but seen well. Details will be submitted for both birds on eBird later. Also six Common Eider.

Glenn Williams

Mystic

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