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4/22/21 8:12 am James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Nehantic State Forest, Old Lyme
4/21/21 4:06 pm James Hunter <hunterj...> [CT Birds] Re: Dark-eyed Juncos
4/21/21 3:29 pm SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] Re: Dark-eyed Juncos
4/21/21 3:22 pm Michael Pohlod <habaneros123...> [CT Birds] Bristol Rose Breasted Grosbeak
4/21/21 3:11 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Virginia Rails
4/21/21 1:47 pm FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Selleck's Woods, Darien
4/21/21 1:26 pm ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Downy invasion
4/21/21 12:45 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Windsor
4/21/21 11:41 am Steve Morytko via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] COA Website - poor performance
4/21/21 11:11 am Mario F. <mfarr13...> [CT Birds] Pine warbler, groton
4/21/21 7:54 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/21/21 7:43 am Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> [CT Birds] Re: Busy Morning at Woodstock feeder
4/21/21 6:36 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Re: Busy Morning at Woodstock feeder
4/21/21 6:36 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Chatfield, Hammo quiet
4/21/21 6:16 am tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown thrashers- Fairfield
4/21/21 5:51 am Clark Moseley <an.doc.mo.72...> [CT Birds] Dark-eyed Juncos
4/21/21 5:41 am Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...> [CT Birds] Busy Morning at Woodstock feeder
4/21/21 5:36 am Charles Makarewich <cmakar1002...> [CT Birds] Ruby Throated Hummingbird
4/21/21 4:39 am Bob Hollister <rwhonline...> [CT Birds] FOY hummingbird
4/21/21 4:04 am John Marshall <johnmarshall47...> [CT Birds] Litchfield - Meadowlark
4/20/21 5:06 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY House Wren
4/20/21 4:10 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Willets
4/20/21 2:02 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Hamden
4/20/21 1:54 pm Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...> [CT Birds] Feeder Season, and Grackles
4/20/21 1:37 pm Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] CACC
4/20/21 12:12 pm SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] Feeder Season is Over
4/20/21 11:41 am Dave Rauch <daverauch203...> [CT Birds] Invitation to iNaturalist Training
4/20/21 11:30 am Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...> [CT Birds] Re: Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
4/20/21 11:06 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Re: Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
4/20/21 10:42 am <mtdcon...> [CT Birds] Re: Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
4/20/21 8:38 am Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...> [CT Birds] Northern shoveler
4/20/21 8:10 am Nancy <simon.nuhn...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
4/20/21 7:21 am Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...> [CT Birds] Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
4/20/21 6:30 am Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...> [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
4/20/21 6:15 am David Carey <careydavid...> [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
4/20/21 6:14 am melissa baston <mbaston...> [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
4/20/21 5:13 am John Weeks <aerie.john...> [CT Birds] Granby - Purple Finches, Blue-headed Vireo
4/20/21 4:26 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Common Tern
4/19/21 8:10 pm Ellynne Rey <ellynnerey...> [CT Birds] Selleck’s Wds-Kinglets & possible Hooded
4/19/21 7:45 pm Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...> [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
4/19/21 6:54 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Pond, Litchfield,
4/19/21 6:53 pm Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> [CT Birds] Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
4/19/21 6:43 pm Gina Nichol <gina...> [CT Birds] 4/19/21 -- Black-and-white Warbler, Lake Saltonstall, Branford
4/19/21 4:30 pm Marion Irizarry <pianolady49...> [CT Birds] Rocky Neck State Park
4/19/21 12:49 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
4/19/21 11:46 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Madison Meadowlark
4/19/21 11:17 am Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...> [CT Birds] Westport Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum
4/19/21 9:55 am Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> [CT Birds] Re: more on Wilson's Warbler
4/19/21 9:45 am Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] more on Wilson's Warbler
4/19/21 9:25 am Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> [CT Birds] Allen’s Meadow
4/19/21 8:07 am Stephen Spector <charsjs...> [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlark, Milford, 4/19/21
4/19/21 7:55 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammo Kinglets and Hermit Thrush
4/19/21 5:14 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport warblers
4/19/21 4:06 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Piping Plover
4/18/21 7:00 pm Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...> [CT Birds] Re: Remarkable Wilson's Warbler
4/18/21 6:09 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Milford
4/18/21 6:03 pm Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] Remarkable Wilson's Warbler
4/18/21 3:16 pm Fran <fzygmont...> [CT Birds] Barkhamsted yard - Goshawk and Siskins
4/18/21 2:41 pm Kathy Edwards <kathycoed...> [CT Birds] Pine siskins, pine warbler
4/18/21 2:32 pm M K <mkozlak...> [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Besse Pond Torrington
4/18/21 2:01 pm julian hough <jrhough1...> [CT Birds] Maryland Zone-tailed Hawk
4/18/21 12:06 pm John Weeks <aerie.john...> [CT Birds] Granby - Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve
4/18/21 11:49 am Albert Laguna <albert.laguna...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s warbler no, Black crowned night heron Yes
4/18/21 8:39 am <mtdcon...> [CT Birds] Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Hartford
4/18/21 8:11 am Derik Bowen <rocketguy66...> [CT Birds] Wilson’s Warbler- Edgewood Park, New Haven
4/18/21 5:52 am Adrian Burke <aburke173...> [CT Birds] Clinton White-faced Ibis Yes
4/18/21 5:02 am Rob Ballinger <rayn4est...> [CT Birds] Re: Observations at Home
4/18/21 4:13 am Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...> [CT Birds] COA Warbler Workshop online - Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7PM
4/17/21 6:50 pm Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> [CT Birds] Observations at Home
4/17/21 3:56 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/17/21 1:57 pm Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Golden Eagle
4/17/21 1:56 pm Emily Keltonic <edak9...> [CT Birds] First female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/17/21 10:53 am Dan Rottino <rottino...> [CT Birds] Hadlyme - Blue-winged Teal
4/17/21 10:40 am richard sharon <rls1661...> [CT Birds] East Hartford Ravens
4/17/21 10:06 am MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...> [CT Birds] Nearly 300 ibises at juncture of Hammonasset River and Route 1. Bring scope and hop over guard rail. M Komara
4/17/21 7:35 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Wimisink Marsh, Sherman
4/17/21 7:29 am Skaught via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY indigo bunting
4/17/21 6:47 am CAROL GOERTZ <cgoertz...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow FOY in Cheshire.
4/17/21 6:27 am Steve Hubbard <hubbardsr...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibises at Hammo
4/17/21 5:56 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Siskins,Snipe,& Gannets
4/17/21 4:18 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] CT birding history 4/17/2020
4/17/21 3:48 am Skaught via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY indigo bunting
4/16/21 7:53 pm SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] several firsts of season!
4/16/21 2:43 pm <frogcop...> [CT Birds] yellow house finch variant - how common is it?
4/16/21 10:12 am fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Madison Purple Finches
4/16/21 7:13 am Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...> [CT Birds] Shared my ebird list in error
4/16/21 7:12 am Ann Raymond via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Fwd: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
4/16/21 5:34 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Martin,Lesser Yellowlegs
4/15/21 6:07 pm Dorothy Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Fwd: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
4/15/21 2:02 pm MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...> [CT Birds] Lesser black-backed gull, hanging in field across from Swan Pond, Hammo. M Komara
4/15/21 1:41 pm MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...> [CT Birds] Many Ibis in marsh, juncture Rt. 1 and Hammonasset River. M Komara
4/15/21 10:46 am Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> [CT Birds] Yellow-rumped Warbler at Suet Feeder
4/15/21 10:21 am <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Purple Martin
4/15/21 9:32 am Nicolas Main <nicolasmain58...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis Bantam Lake Update
4/15/21 9:11 am Sandi Jones <frogcop...> [CT Birds] Suffield Purple Finches
4/15/21 9:00 am Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...> [CT Birds] Purple finch in West Hartford
4/15/21 6:58 am MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...> [CT Birds] Blue-morph snow goose and white-faced ibis, Clinton
4/15/21 6:02 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Purple Finch Fall-out
4/15/21 5:07 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Willet
4/14/21 4:18 pm Steve Morytko <smorytko...> [CT Birds] COA website maintenance
4/14/21 2:05 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Iceland Gull
4/14/21 1:53 pm MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...> [CT Birds] For those looking, 75 ibises at Indian River, near gazebo. Too far to call with bins. M Komara
4/14/21 9:38 am Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
4/14/21 8:24 am Charles Makarewich <cmakar1002...> [CT Birds] American Kestrel
4/14/21 8:19 am Charles Makarewich <cmakar1002...> [CT Birds] Purple Martins
4/14/21 7:03 am J Herkimer <jherkimer...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis - Bantam Lake
4/14/21 7:02 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport highlights
4/14/21 6:53 am Linkoz <linkoz...> [CT Birds] Purple finches
4/13/21 6:18 pm Jerilyn Duefrene <kaymad143...> [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis In Westbrook marsh
4/13/21 5:32 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Babcock Pond WMA
4/13/21 5:27 pm Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...> [CT Birds] COA Warbler Workshop coming April 25
4/13/21 1:08 pm Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...> [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush in North West Park Windsor
4/13/21 12:23 pm Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds Litchfield
4/13/21 12:23 pm Stephen Spector <charsjs...> [CT Birds] Lapland Longspurs
4/13/21 9:48 am Jim Voros <voros...> [CT Birds] Yellow bellied sapsucker - stamford
4/13/21 6:05 am John Marshall <johnmarshall47...> [CT Birds] Bantam Lake -Glossy Ibis
4/13/21 5:14 am David Carey <careydavid...> [CT Birds] Great Blue Herons - Old Lyme
4/12/21 5:30 pm Chris Loscalzo <closcalz...> [CT Birds] Sapsucker drumming...and the CT Bird Atlas
4/12/21 4:47 pm SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] Need a second person, too
4/12/21 4:20 pm SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] Looking for a person
4/12/21 11:47 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport Glossy Ibis/ LBHeron
4/12/21 10:12 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Stratford LAPLAND LONGSPURS (2)
4/12/21 9:55 am Nicolas Main <nicolasmain58...> [CT Birds] GLOSSY IBIS BANTAM LAKE
4/12/21 3:49 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Westport RB Grosbeak
4/11/21 7:22 pm SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee
4/11/21 4:46 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bartlett Brook WMA
4/11/21 4:29 pm Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Waterthrush confusion
4/11/21 3:28 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Killingworth
4/11/21 9:28 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Hammo Savanna Sparrow
4/11/21 8:08 am Mark Grogan <mgrogan...> [CT Birds] Re: West haven
4/11/21 7:32 am zellene <zellene...> [CT Birds] Garden cleanup and birds
4/11/21 7:12 am Christina Cole <gooutsidect...> [CT Birds] West haven
4/11/21 5:14 am Tina Green <petermgreen...> [CT Birds] Birding by Ear
4/11/21 4:06 am Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Semipalmated Plover
4/10/21 6:09 pm russ robbins <rdrdr821...> [CT Birds] Salem and Waterford
4/10/21 4:43 pm Steve Mayo <scmayo999...> [CT Birds] Norfolk - Ruffed Grouse
4/10/21 4:02 pm Jim Dugan <jim...> [CT Birds] Goshen Grouse
4/10/21 11:08 am <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Marsh Wren
4/10/21 11:07 am John Weeks <aerie.john...> [CT Birds] Granby - Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve
4/10/21 11:05 am James Leone via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Kestrels at Sikorsky Airport, Stratford
4/10/21 7:22 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Northern Waterthrush
4/9/21 4:49 pm Annette Pasek <apasek...> [CT Birds] West Haven No Kamchatka
4/9/21 1:45 pm MIN HUANG <mhuang...> [CT Birds] Seeking Mallard nests
4/9/21 10:44 am Kevin M Doyle <kevindoyle1969...> [CT Birds] Re: To Digest Subscribers
4/9/21 7:45 am Jo Fasciolo <jo_fasciolo...> [CT Birds] Norwalk River (Esplanade) Clean Up Saturday
4/9/21 7:29 am Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] To Digest Subscribers
4/9/21 6:27 am <felixpdq...> [CT Birds] Hummingbird migration
4/9/21 5:20 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Madison Northern Parula
4/9/21 5:19 am David Lawton <lawtonesq...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte's Gull - Nepaug Reservoir
4/8/21 4:58 pm Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> [CT Birds] Re: leaned behavior at feeder
4/8/21 4:14 pm anthony <anhinga13...> [CT Birds] Re: leaned behavior at feeder
4/8/21 3:58 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Red-Headed Woodpecker
4/8/21 3:53 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Stratford
4/8/21 2:32 pm julian hough <jrhough1...> [CT Birds] Kam Gull-Yes
4/8/21 2:29 pm Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Bradley Pt
4/8/21 2:27 pm Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> [CT Birds] Wilton- Biking Birds
4/8/21 2:23 pm Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker Location
4/8/21 2:12 pm Paul Smith <psmith29...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker Location
4/8/21 1:49 pm Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] Osprey nest -thank you
4/8/21 1:30 pm Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: possible eagle nest? or osprey nest?
4/8/21 1:05 pm Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker Location
4/8/21 12:51 pm <bafinnan...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker Location
4/8/21 12:01 pm Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> [CT Birds] Learned behavior-feeder report from Stamford
4/8/21 11:51 am SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> [CT Birds] Re: Nest work Pileated woodpecker pair- Darien
4/8/21 10:30 am Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] possible eagle nest? or osprey nest?
4/8/21 10:10 am Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> [CT Birds] Birdcraft Banding
4/8/21 10:03 am James Hunter <hunterj...> [CT Birds] Great Egret Oxford
4/8/21 8:24 am Mary Stevens <mstevens14...> [CT Birds] Re: Nathan Hale Park - Iceland Gull
4/8/21 7:52 am John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] Nathan Hale Park - Iceland Gull
4/8/21 6:48 am Kathy Edwards <kathycoed...> [CT Birds] Pine siskins, pine warbler
4/8/21 6:47 am <smorytko...> [CT Birds] Re: Managing Your CTBirds Subscription, and MORE
4/8/21 6:46 am Peter Grose <pgrose53...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull West Haven
4/8/21 6:27 am Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull, West Haven
4/8/21 2:01 am <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
4/7/21 8:13 pm Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] Managing Your CTBirds Subscription, and MORE
4/7/21 6:39 pm Kim Westcott <kimpwestcott...> [CT Birds] Nest work Pileated woodpecker pair- Darien
4/7/21 6:38 pm Prum, Richard <richard.prum...> [CT Birds] Re: Kam Gull yes at West Haven
4/7/21 1:49 pm Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes at West Haven
4/7/21 10:52 am Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] CACC
4/7/21 9:04 am Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
4/7/21 8:04 am Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] Re: Listserv issues
4/7/21 7:27 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal -Stratford
4/7/21 7:10 am Aaron Dollar <aarondollar...> [CT Birds] Listserv issues
4/7/21 7:09 am Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull W Haven
4/7/21 6:10 am Abby Sesselberg <abbyks222...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teals -Stratford
4/7/21 5:54 am Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Proposed Darrow Pond Development
4/7/21 3:09 am Patrick Comins <pcomins...> [CT Birds] Proposed Darrow Pond Development
4/6/21 6:39 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Shovelers
4/6/21 6:35 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Kamacatcha Gull
4/6/21 6:04 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Yellow-trumped Warbler
4/6/21 5:59 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Blue winged Teal
4/6/21 5:22 pm John D Babington <davewb07...> [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drumming starts - Washington, CT
4/6/21 10:09 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow migrants and others
4/6/21 8:29 am William Root <waroot...> [CT Birds] Mourning cloak butterfly
4/6/21 5:20 am AW via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Ridgefield Winter Wrens
4/5/21 5:24 pm Robin Ladouceur <quinnerrr...> [CT Birds] Re: FOY Northern Waterthrush
4/5/21 5:16 pm Robin Ladouceur <quinnerrr...> [CT Birds] FOY Northern Waterthrush
4/5/21 3:15 pm julian hough <jrhough1...> [CT Birds] West Haven Kamchatka (Mew) Gull
4/5/21 2:16 pm Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Mew gull west haven.
4/5/21 1:36 pm Aidan Kiley <eezambo...> [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes
4/5/21 1:32 pm C. S. Wood <cwood022...> [CT Birds] Re: Common Merganser - one pair still on CT River in Middletown
4/5/21 1:18 pm Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...> [CT Birds] Reminder: Applications due soon for Birding Camp Scholarship for Teen
4/5/21 1:14 pm B. Lynn Hollinger <blynh86...> [CT Birds] Common Merganser - one pair still on CT River in Middletown
4/5/21 1:13 pm Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Stratford blue winged teal
4/5/21 12:31 pm Patrick Comins <pcomins...> [CT Birds] Re: Housatonic Birding Survey, April 8th 6 PM
4/5/21 12:08 pm julian hough <jrhough1...> [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull-not currently
4/5/21 11:59 am Thomas Robben <robben99...> [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
4/5/21 11:44 am Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Stratford Blue winged teal?
4/5/21 11:26 am John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] West Haven Mew Gull Continues
4/5/21 11:04 am Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bolton Notch SP
4/5/21 10:39 am Jim Zipp <jimzipp...> [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
4/5/21 9:08 am John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] Mew Gull - West Haven
4/5/21 8:35 am Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor
4/5/21 8:21 am Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...> [CT Birds] Milford point
4/5/21 8:15 am Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] Osprey is back at Old Tavern Rd recreation field
4/5/21 6:55 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/5/21 6:12 am ohjustrelax <ohjustrelax...> [CT Birds] Kestrel at Spring manor farm
4/5/21 4:19 am Mark Aronson <markaronson...> [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
4/4/21 11:22 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [CT Birds] Re: He's a Birder; He's a Poet
4/4/21 9:08 pm Christina Cole <gooutsidect...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
4/4/21 8:02 pm Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
4/4/21 5:22 pm Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
4/4/21 5:04 pm Loralee Richter <loraleeann...> [CT Birds] Question about robins at night
4/4/21 3:58 pm Carl Benson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
4/4/21 2:09 pm Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...> [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query
4/4/21 2:08 pm Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...> [CT Birds] Re: Spring migration and Brood X query
4/4/21 2:08 pm ROBERT MIRER <twomirers...> [CT Birds] He's a Birder; He's a Poet
4/4/21 12:19 pm Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Hamden Pine Warblers and NRW Swallows
4/4/21 12:17 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Simsbury
4/4/21 11:37 am <felixpdq...> [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
4/4/21 10:43 am John Weeks <aerie.john...> [CT Birds] Granby: Northern Harrier, Pine Warbler
4/4/21 10:30 am John D Babington <davewb07...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows - Washington, CT
4/4/21 9:19 am Stephen Spector <charsjs...> [CT Birds] BG Gnatcatcher Nicholdale
4/4/21 7:06 am Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Help for injured Grackle
4/3/21 5:47 pm Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...> [CT Birds] Purple Finch West Hartford!
4/3/21 4:44 pm Gene Leganza <gleganza...> [CT Birds] S. Norwalk Reservoir 4-3-21 7:15pm
4/3/21 3:12 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Palm Warbler
4/3/21 2:34 pm <magraham2...> [CT Birds] FOY house wren in Bloomfield
4/3/21 11:53 am Richard Prum <richard.prum...> [CT Birds] East Rock Park
4/3/21 11:33 am Mark Aronson <markaronson...> [CT Birds] Norwalk Esplanade warblers continue, plus hermit thrushes
4/3/21 11:26 am <felixpdq...> [CT Birds] Shingle Mill Pond
4/3/21 9:41 am John Weeks <aerie.john...> [CT Birds] FOY Palm Warblers - Suffield Wildlife Mgt Area - 4/3/21
4/3/21 9:36 am Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...> [CT Birds] White-faced ibis, Hammonassett
4/3/21 9:15 am Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow?
4/3/21 7:23 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Fwd: Martin, not Purple; Brooklyn (extralimital)
4/3/21 7:22 am Sunrise Birding <gina...> [CT Birds] 4/3/21 - Milford, Mondo Pond — N. Rough-winged Swallow
4/3/21 6:33 am The Rices <lsrice1888...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Huntington State Park Redding
4/3/21 5:24 am zellene <zellene...> [CT Birds] Discarded masks a danger to birds and wildlife
4/3/21 4:49 am Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow?
4/2/21 6:14 pm Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...> [CT Birds] Chipping sparrow? In West Hartford
4/2/21 3:56 pm John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] Extraliminal - Martin Species in NYC
4/2/21 11:19 am Kathy Edwards <kathycoed...> [CT Birds] Pine did kind
4/2/21 10:26 am Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey in Greenwich
4/2/21 10:21 am Judy <judymoore...> [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow
4/2/21 8:29 am James Hunter <hunterj...> [CT Birds] Oxford Osprey with nesting material
4/2/21 7:11 am Joan Tinson <jtinson...> [CT Birds] Bluebirds
4/2/21 6:08 am Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...> [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query
4/2/21 5:41 am Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] Re: Spring migration and Brood X query
4/2/21 5:15 am Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...> [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query
4/2/21 5:10 am Annette Pasek <apasek...> [CT Birds] Glastonbury Flickers
4/1/21 6:22 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Horned Grebes
4/1/21 3:50 pm Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...> [CT Birds] Probable Kamchatka Gull Seaside Park
4/1/21 1:46 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Hermit Thrush
4/1/21 12:50 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Sherman
4/1/21 11:29 am Christina Cole <gooutsidect...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammonassett SP
4/1/21 8:27 am Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> [CT Birds] S. Norwalk Res
4/1/21 8:10 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammonassett SP
4/1/21 6:50 am Jackson Smith <jacksonsmith86...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammonassett SP
4/1/21 6:13 am Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP
3/31/21 7:18 pm Annette Pasek <apasek...> [CT Birds] Windsor NW Park
3/31/21 3:44 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] E. Towhee
3/31/21 12:29 pm Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Glaucous & Iceland - Stratford
3/31/21 11:39 am Nancy <simon.nuhn...> [CT Birds] Hammo
3/31/21 11:16 am Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Greenwich Osprey
3/31/21 11:11 am MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...> [CT Birds] Bonaparte’s gull in Boulder Pond, Hammo. M Komara
3/31/21 10:33 am Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...> [CT Birds] Re: White-faced Ibis Hammo
3/31/21 9:26 am Stephen Spector <charsjs...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis Hammo
3/31/21 8:21 am Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] Brief stops in Orange
3/31/21 7:58 am Patrick Comins <pcomins...> [CT Birds] Housatonic Birding Survey, April 8th 6 PM
3/31/21 7:02 am John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] Hammo - Boat-tailed Grackles
3/31/21 6:30 am Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> [CT Birds] Persistence Pays Off
3/31/21 6:20 am John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] Hammo - White-faced Ibis
3/31/21 5:11 am C. S. Wood <cwood022...> [CT Birds] Scott Weidensaul
3/30/21 7:39 pm Annette Pasek <apasek...> [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds NO on Teal
3/30/21 4:47 pm Aidan Kiley <eezambo...> [CT Birds] Re: Little Blue at Hammo?
3/30/21 4:37 pm Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Re: Little Blue at Hammo?
3/30/21 4:20 pm Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Re: Little Blue at Hammo?
3/30/21 2:55 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Phoebe
3/30/21 2:44 pm Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] Little Blue at Hammo?
3/30/21 12:53 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Winter Wren singing, Roxbury
3/30/21 12:46 pm Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Hammo White-faced Ibis - Yes
3/30/21 11:00 am Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] CACC
3/30/21 10:55 am Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...> [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Hammonasset
3/30/21 9:59 am Gary Lemmon <lemmon...> [CT Birds] Meigs Pt, Hammo
3/30/21 7:31 am Steve Hubbard <hubbardsr...> [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglets on Willard’s Island at Hammo
3/30/21 6:34 am Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...> [CT Birds] White pelican...hammo!!
3/30/21 5:53 am Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...> [CT Birds] Gannets at hammo
3/30/21 5:08 am Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...> [CT Birds] Glossy ibis still at swan pond...with the swans!!
3/30/21 4:50 am Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] Re: Scott Weidensaul NPR interview now
3/30/21 4:39 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Scott Weidensaul NPR interview now
3/29/21 3:02 pm James Nordgren <jim_nordgren...> [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 5139, Issue 1
3/29/21 2:44 pm Stephen Spector <charsjs...> [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds, N RW Swallows
3/29/21 12:50 pm Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Re: Glossy ibis- Madison
3/29/21 12:46 pm Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Glossy ibis- Madison
3/29/21 10:56 am Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Little Blue Heron Hammo
3/29/21 9:08 am Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Portland fairgrounds
3/29/21 7:39 am Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown headed Cowbirds New Britain
3/29/21 5:45 am Donna Rose Smith <drsmith006...> [CT Birds] FOY Chipping Sparrow
3/28/21 4:04 pm <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Black Headed Gull
3/28/21 1:43 pm Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...> [CT Birds] DEEP marina open today?
3/28/21 1:30 pm Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...> [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal Portland still
3/28/21 12:07 pm Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...> [CT Birds] COA Warbler Workshop registration link reopened
3/28/21 9:59 am <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...> [CT Birds] Cal. Gull.
3/28/21 9:03 am Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...> [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Issue: If You Usually Do Not Get Emails
3/28/21 8:53 am Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Issue: If You Usually Do Not Get Emails
3/28/21 8:26 am Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] CTBirds Issue: If You Usually Do Not Get Emails
3/28/21 7:03 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Re: Pecks mill pond teal
3/28/21 6:50 am Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] California Gull
3/28/21 6:18 am Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Osprey
3/28/21 5:44 am Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds Blue-winged Teal
3/28/21 5:07 am Forrest Wickman <forrestwickman...> [CT Birds] Re: Pecks mill pond teal
3/28/21 4:45 am Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Pecks mill pond teal
3/28/21 4:43 am Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Pecks mill pond teal
3/27/21 8:35 pm Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> [CT Birds] Problems With the CTBirds List
3/27/21 6:23 pm Chris Loscalzo <closcalz...> [CT Birds] California and Bonaparte's Gulls
3/27/21 3:46 pm Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...> [CT Birds] Connecticut College Arboretum
3/27/21 3:31 pm Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...> [CT Birds] Scholarship application for teen birder due 4/10
3/27/21 2:25 pm Jerilyn Duefrene <kaymad143...> [CT Birds] Shingle Mill Pond
3/27/21 2:14 pm Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Bolton Notch
3/27/21 1:55 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/27/21 12:22 pm julian hough <jrhough1...> [CT Birds] Cali Gull - West Haven
3/27/21 11:47 am James Hunter <hunterj...> [CT Birds] Osprey blackrock
3/27/21 11:45 am Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] Phoebe
3/27/21 10:26 am Susan Edwards <susanburtedwards...> [CT Birds] Osprey Rowayton
3/27/21 10:13 am Sandi Jones <frogcop...> [CT Birds] Re: Kestrels and Osprey
3/27/21 9:12 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] Re: Stratford Herons - caution
3/27/21 8:21 am Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...> [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe
3/27/21 8:09 am Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...> [CT Birds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Strstford
3/27/21 7:09 am William Hobbie <whobbie3...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Feeders
3/27/21 6:02 am Mary Beth Kaeser <horizonwingsraptorrehab...> [CT Birds] Kestrels
3/27/21 5:38 am Peter Grose <pgrose53...> [CT Birds] DEEP Marine HQ Closed
3/27/21 5:19 am Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
3/26/21 5:03 pm Chris Loscalzo <closcalz...> [CT Birds] Sandy Point/Morse Point cleanup event
3/26/21 2:54 pm Audubon Bent <bentoftheriver...> [CT Birds] Palm Warbler, Woodbury
3/26/21 2:18 pm Alec Wiggin <alec...> [CT Birds] Snowy Egret
3/26/21 1:16 pm Abby Sesselberg <abbyks222...> [CT Birds] Southport Beach
3/26/21 12:46 pm George Amato <gamato...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler at Milford Point
3/26/21 10:28 am Paul Smith <psmith29...> [CT Birds] Re: Portland snipe/teal?
3/26/21 9:53 am Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> [CT Birds] Portland snipe/teal?
3/26/21 8:45 am Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> [CT Birds] E. MEADOWLARK - Stratford Pt
3/26/21 6:48 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Brown Creepers Singing
3/26/21 6:47 am julian hough <jrhough1...> [CT Birds] Crazy birding stories - Part Deux
3/26/21 6:39 am William Hobbie <whobbie3...> [CT Birds] Colebrook Farm
3/26/21 5:42 am Nicolas Main <nicolasmain58...> [CT Birds] Little Pond Boardwalk Updates + Highlights
3/26/21 4:57 am Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...> [CT Birds] Blue wing teals and snipes at Portland fairgrounds
3/25/21 4:30 pm Jerilyn Duefrene <kaymad143...> [CT Birds] American Bittern continues
3/25/21 3:46 pm Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> [CT Birds] Stamford harbor
3/25/21 3:11 pm Carl Benson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Salem pond!
3/25/21 2:59 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] One More
3/25/21 2:51 pm Beverly Propen <bpropen...> [CT Birds] Birder on Berry lane
3/25/21 2:33 pm James Bair <james.bair...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammo Swan Pond 3-24 Correction
3/25/21 2:32 pm Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Salem pond!
3/25/21 2:28 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] South Windsor
3/25/21 2:27 pm James Bair <james.bair...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammo Swan Pond 3-24
3/25/21 12:02 pm John Weeks <aerie.john...> [CT Birds] Simsbury - partially leucistic Robin
3/25/21 11:20 am Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...> [CT Birds] Blue-wing Teal, Portland
3/25/21 11:19 am Edward Grzeda <eegrzeda...> [CT Birds] Black-headed gull
3/25/21 10:47 am bob roberts via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Zoom: Birder on Berry Lane
3/25/21 10:19 am Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Middlebury
3/25/21 8:16 am Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammo swan pond 3-24
3/25/21 7:33 am John D Babington <davewb07...> [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe -Washington, CT
3/25/21 7:14 am Chris Elphick <elphick...> [CT Birds] atlas data; house sparrows and rock pigeons
3/25/21 6:54 am Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...> [CT Birds] Re: Hammo swan pond 3-24
3/25/21 4:14 am Cindy Bailey <cabbie337...> [CT Birds] Hammo swan pond 3-24
3/24/21 6:34 pm Liz Jaffin <lizjaffin...> [CT Birds] Re: robin question
3/24/21 12:50 pm John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> [CT Birds] Long Wharf New Haven - Iceland Gull
3/24/21 9:11 am Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> [CT Birds] Re: 3/24/21 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wrens
3/24/21 8:16 am Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] dissuading nest 'invaders'
3/24/21 8:05 am Gina Nichol <gina...> [CT Birds] 3/24/21 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wrens
3/23/21 4:50 pm Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> [CT Birds] Re: robin question
3/23/21 4:28 pm Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] FOY E.Phoebe My Yard
3/23/21 3:26 pm Dana Campbell <dana.l.campbell...> [CT Birds] E. Phoebe, E. Hartford
3/23/21 3:09 pm Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...> [CT Birds] Haley Farm Towhee
3/23/21 2:40 pm khall3296 <khall3296...> [CT Birds] Re: robin question
3/23/21 2:33 pm <goldin-perschbacher...> [CT Birds] Re: robin question
3/23/21 1:31 pm Dan Rottino <rottino...> [CT Birds] Am Bittern, Red Crossbill Old Lyme
3/23/21 12:44 pm Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
3/23/21 10:32 am George Amato <gamato...> [CT Birds] Osprey on platform at Milford Point
3/23/21 9:33 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [CT Birds] Hoary Redpoll
3/23/21 8:07 am Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
3/23/21 8:06 am teustis killingworthlibrary.org <teustis...> [CT Birds] Re: robin question
3/23/21 7:19 am Dixie Sanderson <dixie.sanderson...> [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
3/23/21 5:35 am Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
3/23/21 5:31 am Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...> [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
 
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Date: 4/22/21 8:12 am
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nehantic State Forest, Old Lyme
Walked the road for a couple hours this morning. Picked up Louisiana Waterthrush, Pine Warbler and Blue-headed Vireo along with the usual forest birds.


Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Date: 4/21/21 4:06 pm
From: James Hunter <hunterj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Dark-eyed Juncos
Had several juncos at a feeder in Woodbury today as well a a group of white-throated sparrows which has increased since this past weekend, according to the home owner.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 21, 2021, at 6:30 PM, SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...> wrote:
>
> I saw two juncoes today in my yard in Collinsville
>
> Sarah Faulkner
>> On 04/21/2021 8:51 AM Clark Moseley <an.doc.mo.72...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> In Storrs, CT in the last week I’ve seen one or two hanging around the
>> feeders here at our house. I assume that they are migrants still making
>> their way northward, ones that are weak or ones that don’t have much
>> further to go?--
>> Clark "Chip" Moseley
>> PO Box 151/198 Pertville Rd.
>> Sedgwick, ME 04676
>>
>> Hm. Phone: 207.359.2558
>> Cell Phone: 207.812.0461 (seldom used)
>> Camp Phone: 207.672.3603
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Date: 4/21/21 3:29 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Dark-eyed Juncos
I saw two juncoes today in my yard in Collinsville

Sarah Faulkner
> On 04/21/2021 8:51 AM Clark Moseley <an.doc.mo.72...> wrote:
>
>
> In Storrs, CT in the last week I’ve seen one or two hanging around the
> feeders here at our house. I assume that they are migrants still making
> their way northward, ones that are weak or ones that don’t have much
> further to go?--
> Clark "Chip" Moseley
> PO Box 151/198 Pertville Rd.
> Sedgwick, ME 04676
>
> Hm. Phone: 207.359.2558
> Cell Phone: 207.812.0461 (seldom used)
> Camp Phone: 207.672.3603
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Date: 4/21/21 3:22 pm
From: Michael Pohlod <habaneros123...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bristol Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Today, a FOY Rose breasted Grosbeak visited the black oil sunflower
feeder several times. Two weeks earlier than last year.

Mike and Sue Pohlod
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Date: 4/21/21 3:11 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Virginia Rails
Three Virginia Rails at the Little Pond main south Bridge at 9:00am. Litchfield.    Paul Cashman.     Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/21/21 1:47 pm
From: FRANK GALLO via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Selleck's Woods, Darien
Hi all,
A few first for the year this a.m. at Selleck's Woods/Dunlop Lake in Darien. House Wren, Brown Thrasher, Baltimore Oriole, and a Wood Thrush. All but the Wood Thrush were singing along the power cut at the south end of the property. The Wood Thrush was near the north lot. 
Frank GalloSunrisebirding.com
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Date: 4/21/21 1:26 pm
From: ed bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Downy invasion
Got home from work around 3:40pm there had to be over 20 downy woodpeckers around the they were everywhere for about a half hour then back to normal amount. Never seen that in 17 years here. Monroe
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Date: 4/21/21 12:45 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor


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

Fairly quiet morning at Northwest Park but there were 3 each of American Kestrels and Hermit Thrushes as well as about a dozen Palm Warblers feeding on the ground close up. Also f o y Blue Headed Vireo, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher and one or more distant flyover Purple Finches.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 4/21/21 11:41 am
From: Steve Morytko via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Website - poor performance
This morning around 10am our COA website performance became really slow, sometimes unreachable, and sometimes showing errors. Coincidentally, this occurred while Cynthia Ehlinger and I were making important changes to the website (more to come but significant updates applied). 
After calling our web hosting vendor I was informed at 1:00p that they are doing some server maintenance that could take "worst case, up to 12 hours" so this is still a problem but it's expected to clear up later today. We had been warned of some planned maintenance but we were told it would begin late tomorrow evening ... surprise!
So you may want to hold off visiting our updated website (still suffering at 2:30p) until this evening when we will hope the maintenance has completed. If you do visit, be very patient as pages may take a long time to load while the maintenance continues.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of COA and our online services.
Steve Morytko/Cynthia Ehlinger - COA Web team
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Date: 4/21/21 11:11 am
From: Mario F. <mfarr13...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine warbler, groton
1 pine warbler at Copps family park, groton.
Happy birding,
Mario Farr
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Date: 4/21/21 7:54 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/21 FOY Blue-gray gnatcatcher my yard, along with house wren (woke me at 6:45) and ruby-crowned kinglet.  Also 5 male/2 female purple finches.
Angel Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/21/21 7:43 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Busy Morning at Woodstock feeder
I banded an immature (second year) male last week and he had no red in his
epaulettes at all. He was very pretty in his own way with each feather of
his undertail coverts outlined in white and a lot of white sprinkled over
his face and body.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT


On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 9:36 AM Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:

> It may be an immature male.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 21, 2021, at 8:41 AM, Barbara Wright <
> <barbarawright535...> wrote:
> >
> > In the short time I’ve in the kitchen this morning, its been quite busy
> outside at the feeders and suet. A Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mourning Doves,
> brilliant Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, a pair of Cardinals, lots of House
> Sparrows and...my nemesis - back for a second visit - the Red-winged
> Blackbird. Still showing no red. NONE!
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
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Date: 4/21/21 6:36 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Busy Morning at Woodstock feeder
It may be an immature male.

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> On Apr 21, 2021, at 8:41 AM, Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...> wrote:
>
> In the short time I’ve in the kitchen this morning, its been quite busy outside at the feeders and suet. A Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mourning Doves, brilliant Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, a pair of Cardinals, lots of House Sparrows and...my nemesis - back for a second visit - the Red-winged Blackbird. Still showing no red. NONE!
>
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Date: 4/21/21 6:36 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chatfield, Hammo quiet
Brief visits to Chatfield Hollow in Killingworth and Hammonasset in Madison yielded very few migrants.

Best birds were first of season Towhee and Willet at Willard’s Island at Hammo and a very vocal Marsh Wren in the blind marsh at the Willard’s Island parking area.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Date: 4/21/21 6:16 am
From: tpropertiesllc via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown thrashers- Fairfield
A pair just past foot bridge on left in brush at South pine creek open space this morning at 645am.Also a Easter towhee mixed in.Jeff Campbell
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Date: 4/21/21 5:51 am
From: Clark Moseley <an.doc.mo.72...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dark-eyed Juncos
In Storrs, CT in the last week I’ve seen one or two hanging around the
feeders here at our house. I assume that they are migrants still making
their way northward, ones that are weak or ones that don’t have much
further to go?--
Clark "Chip" Moseley
PO Box 151/198 Pertville Rd.
Sedgwick, ME 04676

Hm. Phone: 207.359.2558
Cell Phone: 207.812.0461 (seldom used)
Camp Phone: 207.672.3603
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Date: 4/21/21 5:41 am
From: Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Busy Morning at Woodstock feeder
In the short time I’ve in the kitchen this morning, its been quite busy outside at the feeders and suet. A Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mourning Doves, brilliant Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, a pair of Cardinals, lots of House Sparrows and...my nemesis - back for a second visit - the Red-winged Blackbird. Still showing no red. NONE!

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Date: 4/21/21 5:36 am
From: Charles Makarewich <cmakar1002...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ruby Throated Hummingbird
FOY. Male on our Kent Hollow feeder this morning.

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Date: 4/21/21 4:39 am
From: Bob Hollister <rwhonline...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY hummingbird
Bridgewater, FOY RT hummingbird 4/20

Bob Hollister

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Date: 4/21/21 4:04 am
From: John Marshall <johnmarshall47...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Litchfield - Meadowlark
Litchfield, Wigwam Road (about 100 yearns from the top of the road) - singing Meadowlark. Moved farther away as I listened.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Date: 4/20/21 5:06 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY House Wren
This afternoon, singing his little head off with other assorted noises, the first House Wren of the season.  Also: yellow-bellied sapsuckers drumming and calling; ruby-crowned kinglet and Louisiana waterthrush singing.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/20/21 4:10 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Willets
Three Willets at the McKinney railroad trail in Stratford. At 7:30an. Also a female Blue-Winged Teal at Warehouse Pond and several Flapper Rails calling along the railroad trail at 8:00am.    Paul Cashman.     Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/20/21 2:02 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden


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Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning seen at the Regional Water Authority (across street from East Rock) Orchard Oriole.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/20/21 1:54 pm
From: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder Season, and Grackles
It generally works for us to bring feeders into the house after about an hour before dusk. (The “Absolute” and a platform). There are some late Cardinals that are sad about this. We also put these feeders back out about an hour after sunrise. Over the years, we've had a few feeders bent to the point of non fix-ability, but mostly I can fix it and we put it back up and the problem seldom arises again if we wait a few days. Our trusty Bear Proof Pole is up year round day and night and since we put a raccoon baffle on it, nothing but Grackles bothers it.
That is our main problem. The Grackles really eat everything, suet cakes, blocks, upside down suet, and safflower and sunflower seed inside a feeder within a cage. The grackles can reach right through the outer cage. If we make it more difficult then the woodpeckers can't reach to the seed. Any solutions?

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Date: 4/20/21 1:37 pm
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
4/20 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, sunny, low tide
-receding, 60F. 9:30-11:00am
Very loud with bird songs this morning. Mockingbird sitting on a tree in
parking lot-singing a million different songs. A couple and I were
laughing and enjoying it. A song sparrow on its tree (possibly same one
from last year) singing.
A pair of Carolina wrens calling/singing back and forth -then going onto a
dead snag in front of the center.
Mourning doves nesting on the building eves. More Common Grackles than I
could count, 2 male House finches, White throated sparrows and robins. On
the marsh- 1 Northern Shoveler, 2 Mute swans, Green winged teal, some
American black ducks, mallards and 5 American Wigeons.
Our ospreys were on the nest at 9am (viewed on osprey cam), and by 9:30am,
there were 5 ospreys flying over the marsh- appearing to have a territorial
dispute.
4 Tree Swallows, with two of them hovering over one of the nest boxes near
the coastal center. One Tree swallow picked up a small twig and brought it
into the nest box.
Lots of visitors on the grounds today.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/20/21 12:12 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Feeder Season is Over
I'm going to be enjoying feeder stories vicariously now. I was reading in bed last night around 11:00 and just about to turn out the light, when I heard a crash on the back landing and the cats freaked out. I'd forgotten to bring in the feeders from the back landing. I got downstairs in time to get to see the bear. It had bent over one pole and taken the suet, and I watched it amble its way up my path into the woods. Not threatening at all, but BIG. I was almost out of seed anyway, but will really, really miss my friends at the feeders.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
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Date: 4/20/21 11:41 am
From: Dave Rauch <daverauch203...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Invitation to iNaturalist Training
Meriden Natural Resources Inventory [NRI] is conducting an online
introductory training for using the iNaturalist App this Thursday April 22
at 6-7 PM.

If you are interested, please register
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for
the event. A calendar invite including the Google Meet link will be sent to
you.

iNaturalist is a popular mobile phone app that can help identify any plant
or animal from a cell phone image. Observations recorded are shared with a
scientific database when they can be authenticated. Meriden NRI has a
project account and can access the data for Meriden.

please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks

Dave Rauch 203-631-2130
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Date: 4/20/21 11:30 am
From: Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
Thank you Frank. I’m glad I had the video.

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> On Apr 20, 2021, at 2:07 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik...> wrote:
>
> Hello Barbara,
> Your video of the bird in your yard was forwarded to me by the listserve moderator, Roy Harvey. It is not a White-shouldered Tanager, which is a tropical species found in Central America, and to my knowledge has never been seen in the U.S.
> It is actually a male Red-winged Blackbird. Males have both red and pale yellow in the wings, but often the red is hidden by some of the wing covert feathers.
>
> Yours truly,
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
> Member, COA Avian Records Committee of CT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 20, 2021, at 1:42 PM, <mtdcon...> wrote:
>>
>> Maybe juvenile Red-winged Blackbird?
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Date: 4/20/21 11:06 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
Hello Barbara,
Your video of the bird in your yard was forwarded to me by the listserve moderator, Roy Harvey. It is not a White-shouldered Tanager, which is a tropical species found in Central America, and to my knowledge has never been seen in the U.S.
It is actually a male Red-winged Blackbird. Males have both red and pale yellow in the wings, but often the red is hidden by some of the wing covert feathers.

Yours truly,

Frank Mantlik
Stratford
Member, COA Avian Records Committee of CT

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>
> Maybe juvenile Red-winged Blackbird?
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Date: 4/20/21 10:42 am
From: <mtdcon...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
Maybe juvenile Red-winged Blackbird?
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Date: 4/20/21 8:38 am
From: Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern shoveler
Jalna Jaeger Norwalk shoveler in white barn land trust pond
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Date: 4/20/21 8:10 am
From: Nancy <simon.nuhn...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
4/20 Durham -Tree Swallows checking out houses at the pond.  Wood Duck ,Mallard and Great Blue Heron in pond.
Nancy MorandDurham, Ct

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Date: 4/20/21 7:21 am
From: Barbara Wright <barbarawright535...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodstock - White Shouldered Tanager
White Shouldered Tanager at feeder and on the ground beneath at dinnertime on Monday in Woodstock. Poking around with the House Wrens and chipmunks.

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Date: 4/20/21 6:30 am
From: Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
In the interest of the Listserv...
To start thank you for your input.

I was only inquiring about ravens using the trusses in bow string salt sheds. I was going to do an article about this adaptation since I found the one in Litchfield five years ago then Torrington ‘s.

We do not need to flood the Listserv with other Raven nests or possible nesting. They are throughout our state from Mass to the shore. Sorry for the confusion.


Dave Tripp


> On Apr 20, 2021, at 9:16 AM, David Carey <careydavid...> wrote:
>
>  They have been in the Tylerville area of Haddam for several years. We hear and see them as they fly over regularly... but have not found out where they are nesting.
>
> Captain Dave
>
>
> On Monday, April 19, 2021, 10:45:22 PM EDT, Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...> wrote:
>
> In response to the East Hartford DPW salt shed ravens...
> Ravens have nested in Litchfield for the fifth year now and Torrington the fourth year.
> All in open bow string salt sheds, building a nest in the trusses. The Torrington female raven was rescued last year after getting her foot tangled in fishing line hanging helplessly from the truss. She was brought to Sharon Audubon for rehab. The young had already fledged.
> Pretty cool to see they added East Hartford. I wonder how many other towns are experiencing this. It is worth a check.
>
> Dave Tripp
> Torrington
>
>
>> On Apr 19, 2021, at 9:53 PM, Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> wrote:
>>
>> A pair of ravens have built a nest in an empty salt storage shed in the
>> East Hartford public works yard at 1 Ecology Drive. Despite public works
>> commotion, the pair have been observed there each day since the nest was
>> first discovered ten days ago.
>>
>> Tom Baptist
>>
>> --
>> Tom Baptist
>> 19 Brookside Court
>> East Hampton, CT 06424
>> (203) 979-6800
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Date: 4/20/21 6:15 am
From: David Carey <careydavid...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
They have been in the Tylerville area of Haddam for several years. We hear and see them as they fly over regularly... but have not found out where they are nesting.

Captain Dave


On Monday, April 19, 2021, 10:45:22 PM EDT, Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...> wrote:

In response to the East Hartford DPW salt shed ravens...
Ravens have nested in Litchfield for the fifth year now and Torrington the fourth year.
All in open bow string salt sheds, building a nest in the trusses. The Torrington female raven was rescued last year after getting her foot tangled in fishing line hanging helplessly from the truss. She was brought to Sharon Audubon for rehab. The young had already fledged.
Pretty cool to see they added East Hartford. I wonder how many other towns are experiencing this. It is worth a check.

Dave Tripp
Torrington


> On Apr 19, 2021, at 9:53 PM, Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> wrote:
>
> A pair of ravens have built a nest in an empty salt storage shed in the
> East Hartford public works yard at 1 Ecology Drive.  Despite public works
> commotion, the pair have been observed there each day since the nest was
> first discovered ten days ago.
>
> Tom Baptist
>
> --
> Tom Baptist
> 19 Brookside Court
> East Hampton, CT  06424
> (203) 979-6800
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Date: 4/20/21 6:14 am
From: melissa baston <mbaston...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
A few years ago ravens nested in Cheshire at the water treatment plant 2
years in a row. They used 2 different buildings that were open on 3 sides,
trusses were large steel I beams. The plant was mildly active with human
activity under the buildings during working hours M-F 7-3:30, with a slow
stream of people walking their dogs around the perimeter. While trying to
nest build the third year the workers continually destroyed the nest and
the ravens moved to a pine tree just outside of the fence, only about 20'
high, very close to where many dog walkers park and overlooking a then busy
soccer field. Last year they chose a very tall pine tree a block away,
haven't found their nest this year yet. Over the winter the pair roosted,
side by side, under a different building close to the fence. I would see
them peer out at me while walking my dog just before sunset.

Melissa Baston
Cheshire

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:45 PM Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...> wrote:

> In response to the East Hartford DPW salt shed ravens...
> Ravens have nested in Litchfield for the fifth year now and Torrington the
> fourth year.
> All in open bow string salt sheds, building a nest in the trusses. The
> Torrington female raven was rescued last year after getting her foot
> tangled in fishing line hanging helplessly from the truss. She was brought
> to Sharon Audubon for rehab. The young had already fledged.
> Pretty cool to see they added East Hartford. I wonder how many other towns
> are experiencing this. It is worth a check.
>
> Dave Tripp
> Torrington
>
>
> > On Apr 19, 2021, at 9:53 PM, Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> wrote:
> >
> > A pair of ravens have built a nest in an empty salt storage shed in the
> > East Hartford public works yard at 1 Ecology Drive. Despite public works
> > commotion, the pair have been observed there each day since the nest was
> > first discovered ten days ago.
> >
> > Tom Baptist
> >
> > --
> > Tom Baptist
> > 19 Brookside Court
> > East Hampton, CT 06424
> > (203) 979-6800
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Date: 4/20/21 5:13 am
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby - Purple Finches, Blue-headed Vireo
Migrants were clearly on the move overnight. An even dozen Purple Finches crowded our feeders this morning — the most we’ve ever had at once in the yard. A FOY Blue-headed Vireo sang in the trees, along with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. “Our” Louisiana Waterthrush has been vocal for the past week down by the brook behind the house.

John Weeks
North Granby




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Date: 4/20/21 4:26 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Common Tern
Westport- Compo Beach- sitting on channel marker preening

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/19/21 8:10 pm
From: Ellynne Rey <ellynnerey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Selleck’s Wds-Kinglets & possible Hooded
Selleck’s Woods was hopping! I had a lot of RC Kinglets (saw at least 5)
and 1 GC Kinglet. Lots of Wh. Thr. Sparrows, a Downy wp, and I heard an
interesting warbler call near the stone wall by the central path. I did not
see anything, but it sounded like a Hooded Warbler. Quite unconfirmed.
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Date: 4/19/21 7:45 pm
From: Dave Tripp <dtrippjr...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
In response to the East Hartford DPW salt shed ravens...
Ravens have nested in Litchfield for the fifth year now and Torrington the fourth year.
All in open bow string salt sheds, building a nest in the trusses. The Torrington female raven was rescued last year after getting her foot tangled in fishing line hanging helplessly from the truss. She was brought to Sharon Audubon for rehab. The young had already fledged.
Pretty cool to see they added East Hartford. I wonder how many other towns are experiencing this. It is worth a check.

Dave Tripp
Torrington


> On Apr 19, 2021, at 9:53 PM, Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> wrote:
>
> A pair of ravens have built a nest in an empty salt storage shed in the
> East Hartford public works yard at 1 Ecology Drive. Despite public works
> commotion, the pair have been observed there each day since the nest was
> first discovered ten days ago.
>
> Tom Baptist
>
> --
> Tom Baptist
> 19 Brookside Court
> East Hampton, CT 06424
> (203) 979-6800
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Date: 4/19/21 6:54 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Pond, Litchfield,
Virginia rails calling, broad-winged hawk, American kestrel, ruby-crowned kinglets, brown creepers singing; pine, palm and yellow-rumped warblers; oh my, lovely Monday morning!
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/19/21 6:53 pm
From: Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Ravens, East Hartford, CT
A pair of ravens have built a nest in an empty salt storage shed in the
East Hartford public works yard at 1 Ecology Drive. Despite public works
commotion, the pair have been observed there each day since the nest was
first discovered ten days ago.

Tom Baptist

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Date: 4/19/21 6:43 pm
From: Gina Nichol <gina...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4/19/21 -- Black-and-white Warbler, Lake Saltonstall, Branford
This evening there was a Black-and-white Warbler along the white trail
at Lake Saltonstall singing its weesy, weesy, weesy song. Yellow-rumped
there too.

Lake Saltonstall is a Regional Water Authority property and a permit is
required for access. Details at
https://www.rwater.com/in-the-community/recreation

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT
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Date: 4/19/21 4:30 pm
From: Marion Irizarry <pianolady49...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rocky Neck State Park
Green- winged Teals, several pairs of nesting Osprey, Great Egrets

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Date: 4/19/21 12:49 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


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Decided to do some back yard birding this morning and of the 21 species seen the migrating hawks were the best of interest. These were 1 Cooper’s, 1 Sharp Shinned, 8 f o y Broad Winged and 1 Merlin.

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Date: 4/19/21 11:46 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison Meadowlark
There is a very skittish Eastern Meadowlark at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. Found by Micky Komara, the bird is in the septic field just north of the cattails on the western side of the park. Still present as of 2:45 PM.

Also numerous Savanna Sparrows and Mockingbirds here.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Date: 4/19/21 11:17 am
From: Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum
Jalna Jaeger and Dave Callan at noon Palm warblers, yellow rumped warblers,
black and white warbler, ruby crowned kinglets by bridge in the swampy
area. Walking out spied a robin on a nest, and a pair of bluebirds.

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Date: 4/19/21 9:55 am
From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: more on Wilson's Warbler
Don't forget the several warblers that overwintered in Norwalk near the
settling tanks including a Cape May. That Wilson's might have done the same
thing somewhere.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 12:45 PM Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> wrote:

> Regarding my highly speculative suggestion that 3 very early Wilson's
> Warblers stretched out from 4/12 in Philly through 4/14 in Central Park to
> 4/17 in CT might involve one individual - a dose of reality arrived in a
> note that the Philadelphia bird was ID'd as a female.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
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Date: 4/19/21 9:45 am
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] more on Wilson's Warbler
Regarding my highly speculative suggestion that 3 very early Wilson's
Warblers stretched out from 4/12 in Philly through 4/14 in Central Park to
4/17 in CT might involve one individual - a dose of reality arrived in a
note that the Philadelphia bird was ID'd as a female.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/19/21 9:25 am
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Allen’s Meadow
4/19- Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. Great Horned Owl calling at noon (strange), and Winter Wren singing his heart away along wet area of Ephemeral Woods; has been present and singing last few years but I can’t say for sure nesting. Likely though.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 4/19/21 8:07 am
From: Stephen Spector <charsjs...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Meadowlark, Milford, 4/19/21
From Steve Spector, Eastern Meadowlark, Milford, Rogers Avenue marsh (at beginning of East Broadway near NOAA facility), unusual here, 4/21/19
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Date: 4/19/21 7:55 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Kinglets and Hermit Thrush
4/19/21 - 9:00 am at Hammonasset.  At least a dozen Ruby Crowned Kinglets on the pear tree at the end of the Willard's Circle.  Also a Hermit Thrush on the middle trail just before the Circle.  A bright Yellow Rump Warbler seen in the same area.  Also many Great Egrets between the Boulder Pond and the Tidal Pool.
Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison
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Date: 4/19/21 5:14 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport warblers
Westport- Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum- finally a push of migrants including at least a dozen each of Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Northern Parula,Black-and-white,Blue-headed Vireo,several Hermit Thrush and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, most near the bridge and swampy area and at eye level or below.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/19/21 4:06 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Piping Plover
Westport- Compo Beach- Piping Plover just south of the cannons. Perhaps half of the pair that successfully nested last year.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/18/21 7:00 pm
From: Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Remarkable Wilson's Warbler
Greg,
The only question I might have about that is that the WIWA seen near Philadelphia on 4/12 is described as a female. Very interesting nonetheless!

Jim Stanton
Gales Ferry


> On Apr 18, 2021, at 9:03 PM, Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...> wrote:
>
> The Wilson's Warbler now being seen in New Haven is remarkable for its
> early arrival. A bit of detecting on eBird brings this into focus for a
> couple of reasons.
>
> First, by accessing eBird maps it's easy to see that virtually any Wilson's
> Warbler present now in North America is either in Texas or somewhere around
> the rim of the Gulf of Mexico. There's an outlier in northern Alabama, then
> the map is blank until you get to CT - ALMOST
>
> Second is the almost. In addition to the red stick pin on the map for our
> CT bird, there are 2 other ones tracing a neat line to New Haven. If you
> look at the map you can't help but think our bird is responsible for a 4/12
> sighting near Philadelphia and a 4/14 sighting by many in Central Park
> (NY) and then 4/17-18 in Edgewood Park, New Haven. The map image is
> remarkable
>
> Greg Hansiek
> Waterbury
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Date: 4/18/21 6:09 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford


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This afternoon seen at Milford Point about a half dozen Northern Shovelers, drake Blue Winged Teal and a Lesser Yellowlegs.

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Date: 4/18/21 6:03 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Remarkable Wilson's Warbler
The Wilson's Warbler now being seen in New Haven is remarkable for its
early arrival. A bit of detecting on eBird brings this into focus for a
couple of reasons.

First, by accessing eBird maps it's easy to see that virtually any Wilson's
Warbler present now in North America is either in Texas or somewhere around
the rim of the Gulf of Mexico. There's an outlier in northern Alabama, then
the map is blank until you get to CT - ALMOST

Second is the almost. In addition to the red stick pin on the map for our
CT bird, there are 2 other ones tracing a neat line to New Haven. If you
look at the map you can't help but think our bird is responsible for a 4/12
sighting near Philadelphia and a 4/14 sighting by many in Central Park
(NY) and then 4/17-18 in Edgewood Park, New Haven. The map image is
remarkable

Greg Hansiek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/18/21 3:16 pm
From: Fran <fzygmont...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barkhamsted yard - Goshawk and Siskins
Not a Zone-tailed Julian but still good - adult Northern Goshawk just above treetops and directly over my house at 5:30pm heading north.

Still getting 2 Pine Siskins at what is left of feeders and a Fox Sparrow continues since October.

More on the Goshawk....

Very large accipiter just above treetop heading over house. Powerful stiff wingbeats. All gray underside with horizontal barring on breast. Longer tail than red-shouldered with broader uneven barring. Couldn’t see from my angle the white eye stripe as it flew directly overhead.



Fran Zygmont
Barkhamsted
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Date: 4/18/21 2:41 pm
From: Kathy Edwards <kathycoed...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine siskins, pine warbler
Kathy Edwards
New Canaan yard
4/18/2021

I have my continuing small flock of 5 or so pine siskins and for the last several days a pine warbler coming to my sunflower hearts feeder. I also have 2 juncos, 2 or 3 white throated sparrows, my to be expected chipping sparrows and the regular non migratory crew happily chowing down.

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Date: 4/18/21 2:32 pm
From: M K <mkozlak...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle at Besse Pond Torrington
Bald eagle at Besse Pond at Torrington High School. I saw it when I was
watching a pair of tired looking common mergansers.
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Date: 4/18/21 2:01 pm
From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Maryland Zone-tailed Hawk
Just a heads up that a Zone-tailed Hawk was seen yesterday in Maryland. Highly likely this is the bird that has been returning to the North east for several years.
It may continue north-east and summer  again and thus could become a fall passage migrant in mid-September, possibly passing through CT again as it did previously.

Check vultures! :)
Regards,
Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 4/18/21 12:06 pm
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby - Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve
Migrating Sharp-shinned Hawk and American Kestrel were unusual sights today at DBWP. We observed a season-high 40 species in the preserve this morning. See the full eBird list at the link below.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S85831529

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby





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Date: 4/18/21 11:49 am
From: Albert Laguna <albert.laguna...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s warbler no, Black crowned night heron Yes
Tried my luck at finding the Wilson’s warbler using coordinates graciously provided by Derik and Erin Bowen but didn’t have any luck. I did spot a Black Crowned Night Heron perched in a tree above the river though!



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Date: 4/18/21 8:39 am
From: <mtdcon...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Hartford
Several of each seen at Cedar Hill Cemetery, along the path between the stream and the pond.
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Date: 4/18/21 8:11 am
From: Derik Bowen <rocketguy66...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson’s Warbler- Edgewood Park, New Haven
The Wilson’s Warbler found Krzysztof Lasocki continues at Edgewood Park in New Haven, CT. See checklist for cords and photos.

Good Birding,

Derik and Erin Bowen

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Date: 4/18/21 5:52 am
From: Adrian Burke <aburke173...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Clinton White-faced Ibis Yes
White-faced Ibis continues with flock of ~115+ Glossy Ibis looking north
from west shoreline side of Boston Post Rd bridge over Hammonasset River at
the border of New Haven and Middlesex Counties (not sure which I was
standing in). Scope required for ID, and patience required as birds are
feeding, mostly keeping heads down.

Good birding,

Adrian Burke
NYC
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Date: 4/18/21 5:02 am
From: Rob Ballinger <rayn4est...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Observations at Home
We have the same situations: house finches eating weeping cherry blossoms.
Although the flock has decreased to the low single digits lately. I
haven't seen cardinals eating them yet.
We have also seen 0 chipmunks. 2 years ago we were overrun with them. Last
year much fewer.

A single female purple finch has been around lately, as has 1 white
throated sparrow. 1 chipping sparrow has returned. 2 juncos yesterday (only
1 so far today) are lingering.
The bluebird pair may have eggs and the pileated nest cavity appears to be
complete.

Rob Ballinger - Clinton

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021, 9:51 PM Joe Bear <joebear.gator...> wrote:

> Every year at this time, our Weeping Cherry (Snowfountain) bursts with
> showy white flowers that seemingly light up the front of our house,
> especially at dusk. The bloom is fairly short-lived, but made even shorter
> thanks to both House Finches and Cardinals who every year enjoy
> eating something inside the flower itself as the petals rain to the ground
> when they're at work.
>
> Another observation is 0 chipmunks thus far- I know their populations (much
> like voles around the house) ebb and flow in 3-5 year cycles, but 0? We
> had them last Autumn so I can only imagine the deep snow for an
> extended period did them in (e.g. perhaps couldn't venture out of their
> burrows for replenishments if Fall harvest ran out- not many acorns as I
> recall).
>
> Joe Bear
> Wilton
>
> Go GATORS!
>
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> *-John Muir*
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Date: 4/18/21 4:13 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Warbler Workshop online - Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7PM
REMINDER: One week to go. Sign up now.

It’s Warbler Time!
COA Warbler Workshop on Zoom
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7PM
FREE

Get ready for the waves of warblers that hit Connecticut in May with this
online CT Ornithological Association Warbler Workshop presented by Chris
Wood.
Tips on when and where to look for warblers in Connecticut during Spring
migration, and how to narrow the identification challenges, will be
illustrated and explained.
Chris has birded Connecticut for over 45 years and has photographed 34 of
the 38 warbler species known to have occurred in Connecticut, as well as
several more species in Arizona and Central America. Wood Warblers (family
Parulidae) are one of North American birders’ favorite bird families,
displaying a fascinating variety of plumages, songs, behaviors, and
character.
Join us for this entertaining and informative Workshop and be ready for the
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Date: 4/17/21 6:50 pm
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Observations at Home
Every year at this time, our Weeping Cherry (Snowfountain) bursts with
showy white flowers that seemingly light up the front of our house,
especially at dusk. The bloom is fairly short-lived, but made even shorter
thanks to both House Finches and Cardinals who every year enjoy
eating something inside the flower itself as the petals rain to the ground
when they're at work.

Another observation is 0 chipmunks thus far- I know their populations (much
like voles around the house) ebb and flow in 3-5 year cycles, but 0? We
had them last Autumn so I can only imagine the deep snow for an
extended period did them in (e.g. perhaps couldn't venture out of their
burrows for replenishments if Fall harvest ran out- not many acorns as I
recall).

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 4/17/21 3:56 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/17/21- Colchester Deck- 7-8AM- 28 species including: Eastern Towhee ( FOY 4/16), Pileated Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron F/O, Wood Duck F/O, Wild Turkey. Later: Song Sparrow, Louisiana Waterthrush. Ernie
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Date: 4/17/21 1:57 pm
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Golden Eagle
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- adult Golden Eagle seen while putting up Tree Swallow houses on the west end of the park on the Mill Pond marsh early this afternoon.The Golden Eagle was being chased by the adult Bald Eagle pair that are nesting in the area and was headed north.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/17/21 1:56 pm
From: Emily Keltonic <edak9...>
Subject: [CT Birds] First female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Date: Friday midafternoon,  04/16/21,  Location: Norwich residenceFrom: Emily Keltonic, <edak9...>:  one female rose-breasted grosbeak  feeding         with group of cowbirds  near feeders.  This is earliest        I've seen one before May in many years.  Also daily bluebird pair        feeding on suet.
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Date: 4/17/21 10:53 am
From: Dan Rottino <rottino...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hadlyme - Blue-winged Teal
Hadlyme-Whalebone Creek 1:00pm a single drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL amongst the Mallard, Black Duck, and Green-winged Teal all dabbling in the marsh.

Dan and Trudy Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 4/17/21 10:40 am
From: richard sharon <rls1661...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Hartford Ravens

Last night about 5 pm had a Common Raven in Glastonbury just off Naubuc Ave by the old mills. Watched it swoop in, harassed by grackles, then fly off seconds later with a baby bird. 
Then this morning about 11 am had two Ravens circling and playing over my house in SW East Hartford. 
Kind of unusual for us to see them down here, a first for my yard bird list. 
Richard Sharon 



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Date: 4/17/21 10:06 am
From: MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nearly 300 ibises at juncture of Hammonasset River and Route 1. Bring scope and hop over guard rail. M Komara

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Date: 4/17/21 7:35 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wimisink Marsh, Sherman
Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Osprey.
Angela DimmittNew Milford
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Date: 4/17/21 7:29 am
From: Skaught via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY indigo bunting
Sorry I forget to mention where. Bloomfield, CT
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Date: 4/17/21 6:47 am
From: CAROL GOERTZ <cgoertz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow FOY in Cheshire.

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Date: 4/17/21 6:27 am
From: Steve Hubbard <hubbardsr...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy Ibises at Hammo
Around 9 am approx. 15 in the west end working both sides of the road.

Ste
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Date: 4/17/21 5:56 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Siskins,Snipe,& Gannets
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 2 Wilson’s Snipe on model airplane field but flew into marsh, 2 Northern Gannets feeding mid sound

Private Residence- 3 Pine Siskins still visiting a feeder and have probably been here since winter

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/17/21 4:18 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT birding history 4/17/2020
4/17. It was one year ago today that Paul Desjardins discovered CT’s first TOWNSEND’S WARBLER at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

(And it was one year ago yesterday that a male WESTERN TANAGER began visiting our Stratford home feeders).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/17/21 3:48 am
From: Skaught via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY indigo bunting
FOY non-breeding male indigo bunting
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Date: 4/16/21 7:53 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] several firsts of season!
On a cold, rainy walk from home to the Farmington River and back, got a few new birds arriving: a chipping sparrow at home, and a phoebe, 5 rough-winged swallows, and 5 myrtle/yellow rumped warblers along the river. Spring!

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Date: 4/16/21 2:43 pm
From: <frogcop...>
Subject: [CT Birds] yellow house finch variant - how common is it?
All winter among the many house finches at the feeder there was one with
more orange than red. Just now in the window feeder there was a yellow
house finch - yellow where the red is usually on a house finch. I see it is
a variant? How common is this to see?



Sandi Jones West Suffield

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Date: 4/16/21 10:12 am
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison Purple Finches
4/16/21 1:00 pm.  A fallout of Purple Finches, about a half-dozen each male and female, at our feeder.
Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison
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Date: 4/16/21 7:13 am
From: Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shared my ebird list in error
Sorry I saw that I shared my ebird list with ct birds instead of the
atlas...if there is a way to correct that, please let me know how
Jannie Shapiro Cromwell
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Date: 4/16/21 7:12 am
From: Ann Raymond via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Fwd: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
How did Central Park miss inclusion?


-----Original Message-----
From: Dorothy Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
To: <ctbirds...>
Sent: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 9:07 pm
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade

This article was in today’s NYT online edition.
I think some online articles appear before the print edition?  Perhaps someone could explain this to all of us.
It’s a wonderful article written by five  ‘birding
enthusiasts’ who make suggestions of places to go for spring migration in five regions of the US.
Greenwich Audubon Center is mentioned in the Northeast Region.
The article might bring back memories of special places visited by some. It might have some of us dream of places to visit in future days.  I hope you are able to access the article.
Dotty Young
Branford


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> From: Dorothy Young <youngdre...>
> Date: April 15, 2021 at 7:52:53 PM EDT
> To: Dotty Young <youngdre...>
> Subject: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
>
> Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/travel/birding-america.html?referringSource=articleShare
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 4/16/21 5:34 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Martin,Lesser Yellowlegs
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- FOY Purple Martin at the gourds near nature center, Lesser Yellowlegs feeding on east end of the model airplane field

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/15/21 6:07 pm
From: Dorothy Young via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
This article was in today’s NYT online edition.
I think some online articles appear before the print edition? Perhaps someone could explain this to all of us.
It’s a wonderful article written by five ‘birding
enthusiasts’ who make suggestions of places to go for spring migration in five regions of the US.
Greenwich Audubon Center is mentioned in the Northeast Region.
The article might bring back memories of special places visited by some. It might have some of us dream of places to visit in future days. I hope you are able to access the article.
Dotty Young
Branford


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> From: Dorothy Young <youngdre...>
> Date: April 15, 2021 at 7:52:53 PM EDT
> To: Dotty Young <youngdre...>
> Subject: NYTimes: Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
>
> Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade
> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/travel/birding-america.html?referringSource=articleShare
>
>
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Date: 4/15/21 2:02 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lesser black-backed gull, hanging in field across from Swan Pond, Hammo. M Komara

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Date: 4/15/21 1:41 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Many Ibis in marsh, juncture Rt. 1 and Hammonasset River. M Komara

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Date: 4/15/21 10:46 am
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-rumped Warbler at Suet Feeder
The dreary weather has brought an abundance of birds to the feeders today.
I was surprised to see a Myrtle Warbler (Yellow-rumped) among them, first
feeding on the suet feeder, then eventually foraging on the ground below.
With the continuing cold and snow in the forecast, I expect tomorrow will
be an even busier, or unusual, day.

Jack Swatt


Lempster, NH

Wolcott, CT
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Date: 4/15/21 10:21 am
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Martin
Male Purple Martin at the Milford Point gourds at 7:30 am. Also lesser Yellowlegs and semi- palmated plover in the marsh.    Paul Cashman.     Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/15/21 9:32 am
From: Nicolas Main <nicolasmain58...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis Bantam Lake Update
Just got the chance to have great looks at the continuing Ibis I located on
(4/12/21) at the point folly entrance. These birds seem to be working the
lake very well and must have found a good food source. If you haven’t seen
them yet I recommend taking the trip!

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Nicolas Main
Litchfield, CT
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Date: 4/15/21 9:11 am
From: Sandi Jones <frogcop...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield Purple Finches
Interesting while I've had a pair of purple finches all winter, yesterday I
looked at my feeder and there were 6 males on the platform feeder. Within
minutes several females joined them along with 2 male goldfinches. I
figured it was a 'Purple Finch' boys night out and the girls crashed the
party with male goldfinches. Sandi Jones - West Suffield





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Date: 4/15/21 9:00 am
From: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple finch in West Hartford
A single male Purple Finch has been hanging around for the last three days, in amongst a few House Finches. Is that unusual?

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 4/15/21 6:58 am
From: MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-morph snow goose and white-faced ibis, Clinton
Were both seen yesterday at Indian River in Clinton, from the gazebo. The ibis around 5pm, the snow goose around 7pm. M Komara
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Date: 4/15/21 6:02 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Finch Fall-out
FOY 11 male and 9 female purple finches at or under my feeders this morning (7:45 am).Angela DimmittNew Milford
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Date: 4/15/21 5:07 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Willet
Westport-Sherwood Island SP- Willet calling from model airplane marsh

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/14/21 4:18 pm
From: Steve Morytko <smorytko...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA website maintenance
The COA website will be offline for maintenance beginning at 11p tonight.
The interruption for the vast majority of Internet users will likely be for
10-20 minutes or less. Worst case it could be 4 hours which is why it's
scheduled for when there is reduced activity.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Steve Morytko - COA web team
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Date: 4/14/21 2:05 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull at Ltong Beach second Betty at 8:45am. Stratford. Paul Cashman. Also 2 Coors at the Stratford Boat ramp and 2 adult yellow-t 1crowned Night Herons at Shore Road. Stratford aSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/14/21 1:53 pm
From: MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...>
Subject: [CT Birds] For those looking, 75 ibises at Indian River, near gazebo. Too far to call with bins. M Komara

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Date: 4/14/21 9:38 am
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


Paul Desjardins
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This morning there was a Red Breasted Nuthatch in my yard so I decided to visit Spring Park which is only three minutes away. It is a small park surrounded by development and maybe because of this birds seem to be driven there. Although I did not see any rarities there this morning never the less I came up with an interesting list as follows. Red Shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, audio Red Breasted Nuthatch, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, singing Hermit Thrush and four warbler species including a singing Louisiana Waterthrush among others. Sort of like the Central Park effect but on a smaller scale of course.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/14/21 8:24 am
From: Charles Makarewich <cmakar1002...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Kestrel
Adult male /female pair at the Lake Waramaug Country Club

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Date: 4/14/21 8:19 am
From: Charles Makarewich <cmakar1002...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Martins
FOY. 2 adult males at the established colony site at Lake Waramaug Country Club.



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Date: 4/14/21 7:03 am
From: J Herkimer <jherkimer...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis - Bantam Lake
04.15.21; ~1:00pm - Glossy Ibis x 3 still foraging at the edge of Morris Town Beach.
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Date: 4/14/21 7:02 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport highlights
Westport- Compo Beach- 8 pairs of American Oystercatchers including the returning Compo Beach pair and others on Cockenoe Island and Saugatuck Shores.
550 Double-crested Cormorants- groups of about 50 flying east up high and out over the middle of Long Island Sound, about 30 staking out their nesting spot on Goose Island in Norwalk.
This is the first big push of cormorants I have seen so far this season.

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/14/21 6:53 am
From: Linkoz <linkoz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple finches
A single male and female purple finch in backyard early this morning. First backyard sighting in a few months.
Also continue to see 2-4 dark eyed juncos and 2 white throated sparrows daily.

Linda Kozloski
Suffield
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Date: 4/13/21 6:18 pm
From: Jerilyn Duefrene <kaymad143...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy Ibis In Westbrook marsh
On my way home from work (in New Haven) I stopped at the Indian River
Cemetery in Clinton to see if the Glossy Ibis were there and they were not
there. So, I continued heading home home via route 1. As I got close to
the Westbrook "Causeway" I saw a bunch of them flying and so, of course, I
parked my car, ran across the street and was able to take some photos
(there were 26 of them). Definitely, a bright spot on the way home.

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 4/13/21 5:32 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Babcock Pond WMA
4/13/21 Babcock Pond WMA, Colchester, Ct. c.3-4PM: Pine Warblers (6), Tree Swallow, Green-winged Teal (pr); 30# snapping turtle:) Ernie and Millie Harris
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Date: 4/13/21 5:27 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Warbler Workshop coming April 25
It’s Warbler Time!
COA Zoom Workshop
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7PM
FREE

Get ready for the waves of warblers that hit Connecticut in May with this
online CT Ornithological Association Warbler Workshop presented by Chris
Wood.
Tips on when and where to look for warblers in Connecticut during Spring
migration, and how to narrow the identification challenges, will be
illustrated and explained.
Chris has birded Connecticut for over 45 years and has photographed 34 of
the 38 warbler species known to have occurred in Connecticut, as well as
several more species in Arizona and Central America. Wood Warblers (family
Parulidae) are one of North American birders’ favorite bird families,
displaying a fascinating variety of plumages, songs, behaviors, and
character.
Join us for this entertaining and informative Workshop and be ready for the
May migration.
Register in advance for this online event here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9DEkZLDFS4Cz7sVstpb6SA?fbclid=IwAR38EFuPnvgjLA4YGHjLahk2RZrf8yCeNXu3HaMOONmSBzq7aXnz_L0vBCk

You do not need to be a COA member to participate, but we'd love it if you
were! See the Join Us page at ctbirding.org
<https://www.ctbirding.org/join-us/> to learn more.


Cynthia S. Ehlinger
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Date: 4/13/21 1:08 pm
From: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush in North West Park Windsor
Louisiana Waterthrush in North West Park Windsor

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 4/13/21 12:23 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds Litchfield
This morning at Little Pond, part of the White Memorial property in
Litchfield, Rusty Blackbirds, were very conspicuous, both active and noisy.
I had nearly 20. Many were singing their distinctive gurgly song. They're
much more "blackbird" like at this time of year, with adult males lacking
the eponymous rusty feathers of their non-breeding dress.



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Date: 4/13/21 12:23 pm
From: Stephen Spector <charsjs...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Lapland Longspurs
From Steve & Charla Spector Stratford airport Lapland Longspurs continuing 3:24
pm

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Date: 4/13/21 9:48 am
From: Jim Voros <voros...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow bellied sapsucker - stamford
Backyard last night. Good looks even though it was a little rainy.
Also GB Heron, Phoebe, carolina wren
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Date: 4/13/21 6:05 am
From: John Marshall <johnmarshall47...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam Lake -Glossy Ibis
The 3 Glossy Ibis found yesterday by Nic Main at Bantam Lake visible from
Litchfield Town Beach on the shoreline just past the rocks on the shore
visible to the left of the boat launch at present again this morning at
9:00 A M. --
John Marshall

Watertown
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Date: 4/13/21 5:14 am
From: David Carey <careydavid...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Blue Herons - Old Lyme
Usually see one or two but, Interesting to see 5 flying north over I95 this morning. Spaced out over a mile and a half or so. Two of them were carrying nesting material (sticks). Maybe heading to their henory somewhere north of the highway?



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Date: 4/12/21 5:30 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo <closcalz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sapsucker drumming...and the CT Bird Atlas
For the past two weeks, a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has been drumming in our local neighborhood (it’s very clever of this species to have evolved the variable tapping pattern that distinguishes it so clearly from other woodpeckers). We haven’t recorded this species in our local atlas block as yet, so I checked to see what the safe dates are for this species. The safe date range for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker begins on May 20th, so this bird will have to stick around for a while in order to be counted in this block for the atlas. It may merely be a wintering bird doing some practicing of its territorial drumming before it goes north to its breeding grounds, analogous to the White-throated Sparrows doing their rehearsal singing in our area before they go north to breed. All of us doing atlas work should pay attention to the safe dates for any species we report, especially if the breeding code is only possible or probable breeder. More often than not, the species is just passing through or a winter visitor gearing up for the breeding season on its wintering grounds. The overwintering sea ducks in the sound having been engaged in courtship behavior for months. If our Sapsucker does stick around to breed in our block, we will happily report it and give further evidence for the southward expansion of the breeding range of this species in CT over the past several decades.

Chris Loscalzo,
Woodbridge

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Date: 4/12/21 4:47 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Need a second person, too
Hi again,

I need a second name, too, for mailing out the Hartford Big January of Birds Challenge certificates. Since we recently decided to hold our annual meeting virtually, we can't hand out the certificates in person, so off I go to the Post Office.

I'm hoping to get some help from the birding community - I don't have a mailing address for Joseph Wojtanowski or Tom Marsan-Ryan. Tom or Joseph, are you out there? or does anyone have a mailing address for them?

Please reply only to me.

thank you!

Sarah Faulkner
President, Hartford Audubon
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Date: 4/12/21 4:20 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Looking for a person
Hi all,

I'm in the process of mailing out the Hartford Big January of Birds Challenge certificates -- and there are a LOT of them this year! Since we recently decided to hold our annual meeting virtually, we can't hand out the certificates in person, so off I go to the Post Office.

I'm hoping to get some help from the birding community - I don't have a mailing address for Joseph Wojtanowski. Joseph, are you out there? or does anyone have a mailing address for him?

Please reply only to me.

thank you!

Sarah Faulkner
President, Hartford Audubon
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Date: 4/12/21 11:47 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Glossy Ibis/ LBHeron
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 12 Glossy Ibis on east end of model airplane field

Richard Drive Pond- Little Blue Heron

Cockenoe Island- 30 + Egrets roosting in the rookery this morning

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/12/21 10:12 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford LAPLAND LONGSPURS (2)
4/12, 1:00 - Sikorsky Airport - 2 Lapland Longspur ( 1 in near breeding plumage) at Sikorsky Airport now atop fence at small observers lot. (Where the PAC Golden Plover was). Very late. Photos.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/12/21 9:55 am
From: Nicolas Main <nicolasmain58...>
Subject: [CT Birds] GLOSSY IBIS BANTAM LAKE
Currently seeing 3 Glossy Ibis feeding at Litchfield Town Beach on bantam
lake. Feeding on waters edge by first set of rocks.

Nicolas Main
Litchfield, CT
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Date: 4/12/21 3:49 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport RB Grosbeak
Westport- Greeted now as I stepped out the door to a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeders “chinking” away!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/11/21 7:22 pm
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Towhee
Handsome Eastern towhee in the yard today. Skittish so I could not get a photo. The Coop didn't get it though -- maybe being skittish is good!

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
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Date: 4/11/21 4:46 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bartlett Brook WMA
Bartlett Brook WMA, Lebanon-3-4PM: Field Sparrows, Tree Swallows, Louisiana Waterthrush. Ernie
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Date: 4/11/21 4:29 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterthrush confusion
I incorrectly reported a Northern Waterthrush from Chatfield Hollow yesterday – I made recordings of the song and after review by Greg H. it turned out to be a Louisiana Waterthrush.

I heard the same bird in the same location again this morning and it is probably the same bird that Paul Desjardins mentioned in his report.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 4/11/21 3:28 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Killingworth


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning seen at Chatfield Hollow State Park Louisiana Waterthrush and Rusty Blackbird.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Date: 4/11/21 9:28 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Savanna Sparrow
Hammonasset State Park didn’t have many new migrants this morning, but I did find a Savanna Sparrow in the northwest corner of the nature center lot.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Date: 4/11/21 8:08 am
From: Mark Grogan <mgrogan...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: West haven
After a lengthy search yesterday of Bradley Point and adjacent beaches, we
did not see the Mew or California but did see two Icelands. Another birder
had a Glaucous.

Mark Grogan
Woodbridge

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Date: 4/11/21 7:32 am
From: zellene <zellene...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Garden cleanup and birds
You can help save insects and bees that winter over in lawns and gardens by not mowing or cleaning up the garden too soon. Our native bees are mostly solitary and nest underground. Mowing too soon can destroy them. Some chrysalises remain on standing garden stems until it warms enough for them to emerge. Please see the following from the Xerces Society. This organization advocates for invertebrates...there is much great info on the site. The insects you protect today are the bird food of tomorrow.

https://xerces.org/blog/dont-spring-into-garden-cleanup-too-soon

Zellene Sandler
Bloomfield
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Date: 4/11/21 7:12 am
From: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West haven
Having to go to west haven today. Any updates on the gulls in that area?

Christina Cole
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Date: 4/11/21 5:14 am
From: Tina Green <petermgreen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birding by Ear
Don’t let the fog stop you from birding.It’s a great morning to get out and sharpen your birding by ear skills!

Tina Green
Westport
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Date: 4/11/21 4:06 am
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Semipalmated Plover
FOY Semipalmated Plover yesterday at Hammonasset SP Madison.  Tom Kelly Guilford
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Date: 4/10/21 6:09 pm
From: russ robbins <rdrdr821...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salem and Waterford
Red headed woodpecker, ring necked ducks, roosting great blue and black
crowned night herons, chickadees and tree swallows at the pond on 251 old
new London road Salem ct.

Brant and long tailed duck ducks highlights of harkness state park.

Definitely worth the drive!

Russell Robbins, Valerie Rosenson, Steve & Adrienne Reedy
Wilton CT
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Date: 4/10/21 4:43 pm
From: Steve Mayo <scmayo999...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norfolk - Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse drumming this morning in early successional habitat on Canaan
Mountain and Chattleton Roads.

Steve Mayo
Bethany
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Date: 4/10/21 4:02 pm
From: Jim Dugan <jim...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Goshen Grouse
4/10/21 - Goshen, Croft Preserve - 2 RUFFED GROUSE drumming 7am (west side of road), singing Louisiana Waterthrush and all our woodpeckers except Red-bellied (and should I now be adding Red-headed to “our woodpeckers”???). With no rain or snow in awhile, vernal pools were so slim that if a moose stopped to drink, they’d be dry.

Jim Dugan
Jackie Eaton
New Milford
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Date: 4/10/21 11:08 am
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren at Hammonassett State Park at 9:00am. Madison.    Paul Cashman. Near bird blind at Nature Center. No Ibis in the park. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/10/21 11:07 am
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby - Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve
First-of-the-year Virginia Rails (2) and Louisiana Waterthrush, with season-high 34 other species. Plus an adult otter accompanied by a yearling. For full eBird report, go to < https://ebird.org/checklist/S85245307 >.

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby







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Date: 4/10/21 11:05 am
From: James Leone via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrels at Sikorsky Airport, Stratford
There are 3 American Kestrels hovering and flying around over the large field to the left of the entrance when you pull in.

Also of interest in the area - several male and female Boat-tailed Grackles as well as two Clapper Rails in the marsh adjacent to the warehouse pond.

James Leone & Aidan Kiley
Darien and Fairfield
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Date: 4/10/21 7:22 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow Northern Waterthrush
Quiet morning at Chatfield Hollow in Madison, but the Chipping Sparrows were everywhere and quite vocal, compared to only one observed the other day.

Also found a Phoebe pair with one bird carrying nesting material and a Northern Waterthrush singing on the east side of the park.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Date: 4/9/21 4:49 pm
From: Annette Pasek <apasek...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven No Kamchatka
At Se Bluff Beach and Bradley Point Park. Spent an hour or two around noon today looking for the Mew and did not see it.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Date: 4/9/21 1:45 pm
From: MIN HUANG <mhuang...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Seeking Mallard nests
Hi Everyone,

Hope this finds you well and enjoying this great weather. Spring certainly is here it would seem. The Wildlife Division is beginning a large scale project to assess nesting success, nest habitat selection, and brood movement in mallard ducks. Mallards are very adaptable, much more so than our native puddle duck, the iconic black duck. Our landscape has changed in the past 30 years with much more development and wetland loss. At the same time the suite of medium sized mammals has increased. This study will allow us to assess how mallards have adapted to these changes and how their productivity has been affected. We know that the breeding range of black ducks in our state has shrunk in response to a changing landscape, but mallards seem to be adjusting, but we aren’t really sure. Breeding mallards across the Northeast have been declining for over 20 years, in our state they are stable.

We are looking for assistance in finding nests. Mallard nests in many different places, and we are trying to stratify our study to cover all nesting possibilities. If you have mallards nesting on your property, or find an active nest, please contact the Migratory Bird Program, <min.huang...> We will monitor and then capture and telemeter the hen.

Thanks!!

Min Huang
Columbia
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Date: 4/9/21 10:44 am
From: Kevin M Doyle <kevindoyle1969...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: To Digest Subscribers
Hi Roy,

Kevin Doyle here. I'm having trouble posting can you please let the list know that the male osprey at Arthur St. arrived late yesterday per gossip from the local fisherman.  He made multiple trips with sticks, defended several rouge ospreys and sat preening away. Hopefully the female can't be that far behind.

Thanks

<Kevindoyle1969...>
Kevin M Doyle
New Milford

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>When you REPLY to a DIGEST message, by default a copy of the Digest
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>ten messages.  We really don't need those repeated to everyone,
>ESPECIALLY to those subscribed to DIGEST mode who would get the entire
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>This could get out of hand VERY quickly, with huge Digest messages full
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Date: 4/9/21 7:45 am
From: Jo Fasciolo <jo_fasciolo...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk River (Esplanade) Clean Up Saturday
I thought I would share this with the group since so many have become aware of this location due to the warblers that have wintered over! Adam and I will be there and have done it in the past. We have found it to be a good cause with good people! Note it is hosted by ORCA, Keep Norwalk Beautiful, Cleaner CT Coalition, Skip the Plastic Norwalk, and NRWA. Here is the information:

Norwalk River Esplanade River Cleanup Tomorrow
Volunteers needed

April 10, 10AM-1PM
1 Moody's Lane, Norwalk

Join us at the Norwalk River Rowing Docks and help clean up the bend in the river along the Harbor Loop.

Wear masks, waterproof shoes, long pants, work gloves, and bring a reusable water bottle.

We will meet rain or shine unless there are thunderstorms--then we will meet April 11.

Questions? <info...>

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 4/9/21 7:29 am
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] To Digest Subscribers
When you reply to a DIGEST message you MUST remove the body of the digest from the message you send!

We have many subscribers to the list who have recently switched to Digest mode. There is a gotcha waiting to catch subscribers who get the Digest .  It happens when you REPLY to a DIGEST message.
When you REPLY to a DIGEST message, by default a copy of the Digest message is included in yours.  But a Digest can easily include seven to ten messages.  We really don't need those repeated to everyone, ESPECIALLY to those subscribed to DIGEST mode who would get the entire Digest AGAIN in the NEXT Digest.
This could get out of hand VERY quickly, with huge Digest messages full of copies of old Digests.
We stop that by having a size limit that causes such messages to be held.  This means (a) a moderator has to review it, (b) the moderator has to reject it, (c) the moderator has to write and explanation that gets sent to you, and (d) you have to send it again.  Which is no fun for anyone.
PLEASE trim any REPLY you make to a DIGEST message.
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Date: 4/9/21 6:27 am
From: <felixpdq...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbird migration
To Paul and others,



You can check out the progress of hummingbird migration on
hummingbirdcentral.com. As of this morning none shown for CT but several at
the same latitude. Tax Day was always the traditional time to put out
feeders, but I'm putting mine out today.



Dorothy Wadlow

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Date: 4/9/21 5:20 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Madison Northern Parula
Just heard at my place about a mile north of Hammonasset State Park in Madison - one Northern Parula!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Date: 4/9/21 5:19 am
From: David Lawton <lawtonesq...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte's Gull - Nepaug Reservoir
Small, pigeon-like gull sitting high on the water and then turn-like in
flight with distinct white primary patches. Head not fully black yet. Flew
to far southern side of the reservoir and then upward and north.

David Lawton
Avon
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Date: 4/8/21 4:58 pm
From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: leaned behavior at feeder
Safflower here also.

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 7:15 PM anthony <anhinga13...> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Here in Hampshire County, MA, we have observed the behavior described by
> Paul for at least 3 feeding seasons now. Although I'm a bander, I
> haven't banded
> any of the birds in question (not a valid reason to band) so can't tell
> how many are opening the seeds on the feeder perch, if it's more than
> one, and if it's the
> same birds season to season. That said, I think we have at least 2
> Titmice and 2 Chickadees that do this.
>
> We're feeding Safflower seed in tube feeders, BTW.
>
> Anthony Hill
> S. Hadley, MA
>
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Date: 4/8/21 4:14 pm
From: anthony <anhinga13...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: leaned behavior at feeder
Hi,

Here in Hampshire County, MA, we have observed the behavior described by
Paul for at least 3 feeding seasons now. Although I'm a bander, I
haven't banded
any of the birds in question (not a valid reason to band) so can't tell
how many are opening the seeds on the feeder perch, if it's more than
one, and if it's the
same birds season to season. That said, I think we have at least 2
Titmice and 2 Chickadees that do this.

We're feeding Safflower seed in tube feeders, BTW.

Anthony Hill
S. Hadley, MA


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Date: 4/8/21 3:58 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-Headed Woodpecker
Red-Headed Woodpecker near 247 and 251 Old New London Road at 9:00am.  Shingle Mill Pond. Salem.   Paul Cashman   Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/8/21 3:53 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This afternoon seen at Stratford Point immature Glaucous Gull and Barn Swallow.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 4/8/21 2:32 pm
From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull-Yes
Chilling out next to Ryan Maclean's feet on the flats at Bradley Point. 530 PM.
Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 4/8/21 2:29 pm
From: Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Bradley Pt
Kamchatka Mew Gull continues now sitting on beach at Bradley Pt, West Haven.

-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center

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Date: 4/8/21 2:27 pm
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilton- Biking Birds
4/8- Bike ride through town with kids on this fantastic Spring day: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Allen’s Meadow along “Ephemeral Woods” trail, pair of Rough-winged Swallows at bridge crossing to Schenck’s Island.

Joe Bear and family
Wilton

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Go GATORS!

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-John Muir
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Date: 4/8/21 2:23 pm
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker Location
Bruce, there’s a pull off along the road (237 Old New London Rd, Salem). Just get out and look and listen for the woodpecker(s) in trees along the edge of the pond and along the road.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Apr 8, 2021, at 5:13 PM, Paul Smith <psmith29...> wrote:
>
> If you don’t has a device that takes coordinates, the turnoff is on Old New London Road.
>
> Paul Smith
> New Haven
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 8, 2021, at 4:05 PM, Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Bruce,
>>
>> Assuming you have a maps app or smart phone, you can park at these coordinates: 41.453962, -72.262043
>>
>> It doesn’t look like much from a map, but there’s room for 2 or 3 cars there. The Woodpeckers have mainly been seen to the right of the pond, near the road, but they can be anywhere of course.
>>
>> It’s a fairly quiet street so you can generally sit and wait. The locals have been friendly in my experience.
>>
>> I hope this helps!
>>
>> ---Chuck Imbergamo
>> Madison
>>
>> From: <bafinnan...>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:51 PM
>> To: <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker Location
>>
>> I'm a little confused about where to go for the Red-headed Woodpeckers being
>> reported from Shingle Mill pond. Can anybody help me out?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Bruce Finnan
>>
>> Southbury
>>
>>
>>
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> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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Date: 4/8/21 2:12 pm
From: Paul Smith <psmith29...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker Location
If you don’t has a device that takes coordinates, the turnoff is on Old New London Road.

Paul Smith
New Haven

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> On Apr 8, 2021, at 4:05 PM, Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...> wrote:
>
> Hi Bruce,
>
> Assuming you have a maps app or smart phone, you can park at these coordinates: 41.453962, -72.262043
>
> It doesn’t look like much from a map, but there’s room for 2 or 3 cars there. The Woodpeckers have mainly been seen to the right of the pond, near the road, but they can be anywhere of course.
>
> It’s a fairly quiet street so you can generally sit and wait. The locals have been friendly in my experience.
>
> I hope this helps!
>
> ---Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
>
> From: <bafinnan...>
> Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:51 PM
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker Location
>
> I'm a little confused about where to go for the Red-headed Woodpeckers being
> reported from Shingle Mill pond. Can anybody help me out?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Bruce Finnan
>
> Southbury
>
>
>
> --
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>
> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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Date: 4/8/21 1:49 pm
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey nest -thank you
That's so interesting, because this afternoon around 12:35pm, I did see 2
ospreys on the platform nest behind Joe's Carpet (and Sundae House)- they
were copulating, after which the male flew around and then returned to that
nest. So it seems that hopefully, the ospreys have adopted the platform
nest instead of the nest that is on that metal trestle. If trains are
going on the tracks there every so often, I would think it would be very
disruptive to the ospreys nesting and safety.
Thank you!
Bev Propen
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Date: 4/8/21 1:30 pm
From: Susan Doherty via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: possible eagle nest? or osprey nest?
That is an Osprey nest. They've been there for years. They just erected a platform across the way in the marsh behind Joe's Carpet in hopes of deterring them. 

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On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 1:31 PM, Beverly Propen<bpropen...> wrote: A friend contacted me yesterday. They were driving from West Haven  into
Milford on New Haven Ave.,and noticed a large nest near Dr. Nick's Auto
repair (498 New Haven Ave)  and opposite the Sundae House.  Metro North
rail line runs there.  There is a metal trestle over the tracks near the
marshy area.  On top of the metal trestle there is a huge, deep nest nest,
in which she thinks she saw 2 eagles (2 large dark birds with no white
bellies) . In the marsh across the street, behind Sundae House , is a
relatively new osprey platform which is occupied by 2 ospreys.
I am thinking that possibly the 2 ospreys were briefly sitting in the nest
on the RR trestle, but occupy the nest platform across the street in the
marsh, except my friend said she didn't see any white bellies.
So I am wondering if anyone knows if an eagle nest has ever been reported
there.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 4/8/21 1:05 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker Location
Hi Bruce,

Assuming you have a maps app or smart phone, you can park at these coordinates: 41.453962, -72.262043

It doesn’t look like much from a map, but there’s room for 2 or 3 cars there. The Woodpeckers have mainly been seen to the right of the pond, near the road, but they can be anywhere of course.

It’s a fairly quiet street so you can generally sit and wait. The locals have been friendly in my experience.

I hope this helps!

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

From: <bafinnan...>
Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:51 PM
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker Location

I'm a little confused about where to go for the Red-headed Woodpeckers being
reported from Shingle Mill pond. Can anybody help me out?



Thanks,



Bruce Finnan

Southbury



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Date: 4/8/21 12:51 pm
From: <bafinnan...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker Location
I'm a little confused about where to go for the Red-headed Woodpeckers being
reported from Shingle Mill pond. Can anybody help me out?



Thanks,



Bruce Finnan

Southbury



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Date: 4/8/21 12:01 pm
From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Learned behavior-feeder report from Stamford
Titmice (and Chickadees) have always taken one seed from feeder, flown up
to a branch and opened it there. One particular Titmouse has been watching
the finches and he/she now camps out and opens the seeds there by hitting
them against the perch. This has never happened before.
I put the hummingbird feeder out there two days ago but no action so far.
Males usually arrive first. Any hummers seen yet?
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Date: 4/8/21 11:51 am
From: SARAH FAULKNER <sffaulkner...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Nest work Pileated woodpecker pair- Darien
I can think of so many responses to this... gave me a smile!!! (smart female!)

> On 04/07/2021 5:55 PM Kim Westcott <kimpwestcott...> wrote:
>
>
> 4/7/21. Female pileated working, male arrives and takes over.
>
>
>
> Kim Westcott
> Darien CT, 06820
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Date: 4/8/21 10:30 am
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] possible eagle nest? or osprey nest?
A friend contacted me yesterday. They were driving from West Haven into
Milford on New Haven Ave.,and noticed a large nest near Dr. Nick's Auto
repair (498 New Haven Ave) and opposite the Sundae House. Metro North
rail line runs there. There is a metal trestle over the tracks near the
marshy area. On top of the metal trestle there is a huge, deep nest nest,
in which she thinks she saw 2 eagles (2 large dark birds with no white
bellies) . In the marsh across the street, behind Sundae House , is a
relatively new osprey platform which is occupied by 2 ospreys.
I am thinking that possibly the 2 ospreys were briefly sitting in the nest
on the RR trestle, but occupy the nest platform across the street in the
marsh, except my friend said she didn't see any white bellies.
So I am wondering if anyone knows if an eagle nest has ever been reported
there.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 4/8/21 10:10 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birdcraft Banding
We've begun and it is a little slow, as expected. Migrants included a
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Phoebes and a nice surprise, a Pine Warbler. This
was a first for me at Birdcraft although we have rarely banded others.
Pines are scarce at Birdcraft so he was a special treat. We also had a
couple of recaps, most fun was a White-throated sparrow banded April 10,
2019 so he was two days early at Birdcraft. Birdcraft is located at 314
Unquowa Road in Fairfield.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Date: 4/8/21 10:03 am
From: James Hunter <hunterj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Great Egret Oxford
Had a great egret along RT 67 at the Oxford Seymour boarder at about 12:30 on the right hand side of the road as you head north - map says Hoadley Pond.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 4/8/21 8:24 am
From: Mary Stevens <mstevens14...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Nathan Hale Park - Iceland Gull
I know I am posting incorrectly so apologies...but my neighbor has a golden pheasant in his garage...in colchester...probably an escapee from Somewhere?

> On Apr 8, 2021, at 10:52 AM, John Oshlick <john.oshlic...> wrote:
>
> Nathan Hale Park/New Haven - 1 First Cycle Iceland Gull. Seen from main
> parking area
>
> John Oshlick
> Bethany
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Date: 4/8/21 7:52 am
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nathan Hale Park - Iceland Gull
Nathan Hale Park/New Haven - 1 First Cycle Iceland Gull. Seen from main
parking area

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 4/8/21 6:48 am
From: Kathy Edwards <kathycoed...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine siskins, pine warbler
Kathy Edwards
New Canaan yard

Ah spring!
I have juncos, chipping sparrows, 2 white throated sparrows, a red breasted nuthatch, my small siskin flock and as of yesterday a pine warbler (2 I think) plus the regulars coming to my sunflower hearts feeder!

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Date: 4/8/21 6:47 am
From: <smorytko...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Managing Your CTBirds Subscription, and MORE
Thanks Roy for getting everyone up-to-speed on some of the new functions available for using CTBirds! I have a few additions that I hope don’t confuse anyone as we’re throwing a lot of information out at once.

First, I’m writing this reply from the **Empathy** interface (not replying to email). So the posting/replying option works, so I’d suggest you try it but you ***must register first*** on the Affinity interface as Roy mentioned. You might think of **Affinity** as where you register and manage your CTBirds account and **Empathy** as where you read, post, and search the CTBirds list. That may not be entirely accurate but for our purposes let’s go with it. While you can view CTBirds posts as a *Guest* without registering you can’t reply or post nor can you manage your email and account settings.

**I would encourage everyone to register for a CTBirds account** - even if you’re happily receiving CTBirds via email as there are several important advantages when you do.

* Subscribers to CTBirds have endured some pain lately with changes to the new interface and various other frustrating issues with email processing - much of it beyond our control. By using the Empathy web interface you can still enjoy everything about ***CTBirds*** without actually receiving email! All posts and replies are available via the web interface so you can avoid issues that come with sometimes chaotic email processing … and you can still continue to receive email if you wish.

* Rich text processing is available from the web interface. You’ve noticed I’m using **bold** and *italic* characters for emphasis. You can’t do that with email as the listserve currently converts everything to plain text format.

* You can use a powerful search interface that goes back to the beginning of CTBirds time on Earth. Search all your old posts, find out where and when someone saw a King Rail, …

* You can manage your email settings (change to digest mode, disable email delivery, and more). We’d appreciate that too as lately we are awfully busy processing requests from people wishing to switch to digest mode so that posts are sent in batches rather than individual messages. You can do that yourself from the **Update Profile** page.

That’s enough for now. Again, I’d encourage you to register for a CTBirds account by visiting: <https://lists.ctbirding.org/register> I suspect you’ll be glad you did.
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Date: 4/8/21 6:46 am
From: Peter Grose <pgrose53...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull West Haven
Mew Gull present at parking lot at Bradley Point. Came in when a couple folks fed the birds.

Peter Grose
Coventry

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Date: 4/8/21 6:27 am
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull, West Haven
Russ Smiley reports Mew Gull at Bradley Pt beach in West Haven seen this morning.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield

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Date: 4/8/21 2:01 am
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush at Burr Street Connecticut Audubon Fairfield at 6:30pm. Paul Cashman. Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/7/21 8:13 pm
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Managing Your CTBirds Subscription, and MORE
The changes to CTBirds over the last month or so have been a bit rocky at times, but it also provides some new capabilities.  I am going to take a stab here at outlining them.  Some of you might want to take advantage of them..

First, it is now possible to have a password with your ID.  The new software calls this being Registered.  Registration opens up several new capabilities.  To Register, start here: https://lists.ctbirding.org/login#. In the upper right corner there can be found "Don't have an account yet?   Sign Up!"  Click on Sign Up and you will get a place to enter your name, email and a new password.  When you fill that in and press the Sign UP button below YOU WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL TO CONFIRM THAT YOU INTENDED TO SIGN UP!  That confirmation email can end up in your SPAM folder!  You MUST follow the instructions in that email to complete the process.  (There are currently five such confirmation messages that have been sent out without that last response step being taken.)

Once you have completed Registering, and have signed in, that puts you in a new tool for managing your account.  The tool is called Affinity.  You will see your name in the upper right corner of the screen.  Click on that and you will have the opportunity to Update Profile.  In your profile you can:
- Change your name
- Change your email address
- Change your password
- Disable all delivery of postings to your email address
- Change whether you want individual messages or Digests every ten messages or so.

It is also possible to remove yourself from CTBirds if that is what you want.  Be aware that you MAY have to deal with confirming emails (that can land in your SPAM folder) for some changes.

Another area of the list has been completely changed is the List Archive.  The new address for the archive is:
https://lists.ctbirding.org/empathy/list/ctbirds.lists.ctbirding.org
The tool to view the new archive has a name, Empathy.  If you are not signed in you can still read the messages there.  They are in Threaded order, sorted by the threads with the most recent activity at the top.  Some of you may find this a useful alternative to the ABA site.  It is possible to filter by month.

For those who have Registered, and who have Signed In, Empathy offers another new feature: posting to the list directly from Empathy.  It allows you to start a new Thread with the "Post new thread" button, or reply to a message you are viewing.  WE HAVE NOT EXPLORED THIS CAPABILITY YET.  It would probably be best to refrain from using it until we actually understand it.

Some things have not changed.  CTBirds is still plain text.  CTBirds still does not support attachments such as photos.

Please understand that the above is no more than a first draft.  Something more detailed should be written from this, but it was past time for this information to be shared.

Before I end this I must acknowledge the outstanding work that Steve Morytko has been doing in the shadows to support the list transition and the issues that have resulted.  He has been doing far more than I have on this, and invaluable doesn't begin to encompass his contribution.  Thanks, Steve!

Thank you all for your patience during these... interesting times, and...

Good birding!

Roy Harvey
CTBirds admin/moderator
Cheshire, CT


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Date: 4/7/21 6:39 pm
From: Kim Westcott <kimpwestcott...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Nest work Pileated woodpecker pair- Darien
4/7/21. Female pileated working, male arrives and takes over.




Kim Westcott
Darien CT, 06820
203-326-0247
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Date: 4/7/21 6:38 pm
From: Prum, Richard <richard.prum...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Kam Gull yes at West Haven
Komchatka Mew Gull present on Seabluff Beach through 6:10 pm
Thanks Frank!

Rick Prum
New Haven

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From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:48:58 PM
To: Birds CT <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes at West Haven

4/7. Seabluff Beach, just W of Bradley Pt - MEW (KAMCHATKA) GULL showing well on beach, 4:45pm

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/7/21 1:49 pm
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes at West Haven
4/7. Seabluff Beach, just W of Bradley Pt - MEW (KAMCHATKA) GULL showing well on beach, 4:45pm

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/7/21 10:52 am
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
4/7 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 9:05am-1040am. high
tide- receding, sunny, 54-58F
Beautiful morning to be out.
On the marsh: Our osprey pair was in the nest and then male took off,
flying around , then returning later.
Many Brant, 7 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 mallards, 2 American Black ducks,2
Great egrets further out, 2 Buffleheads.
On the grounds & paths: 3 Mockingbirds- 1 pair chasing the third
individual, 1 White throated sparrow, 8 Mourning doves- 2 nesting in eves
of the center building, Redwinged Blackbirds and Grackles calling, 4
Robins, including a pair at the water fountain, pair of cardinals, and
grackle at the water fountain.
On the Long Island sound side: Brant, 8 Canada Geese, 1 Sanderling, 7
Oystercatchers loudly flying around ( with two separate as a pair), 4 Red
breasted mergansers in lagoon and 3 on LI sound, 4 Tree swallows visiting
the nest boxes (which then got visited by House sparrows), 2 Common Loons
on LI sound, 3 Piping plovers along with Ring billed and herring gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/7/21 9:04 am
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This morning seen from the Newberry Road section Pied Billed Grebe and best among four duck species were 2 Blue Winged Teal which are hard to come by here in recent years.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 4/7/21 8:04 am
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Listserv issues
Yes, there is Digest mode.  This sends one email for every 10 or so messages, or perhaps one per day if there are fewer.
Aaron, I have switched you to receive the Digest.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
Anyone else wishing to go this way should send an email to <ctbirds-owner...> with the request.
Good birding!

Roy HarveyCTBirds moderator/administratorCheshire, CT



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Is there a way to either digest (e.g. once daily) or not get any emails at all for the new listserv? I definitely do not want to receive a separate email every time someone posts on here. I checked the website for the listserv last night and couldn't find any options about how to receive messages.
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Date: 4/7/21 7:27 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal -Stratford
4/7. Freeman Ave, Wooster Park Pond - a pair of Blue-winged Teal I found 4/5 are still present this morning.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 4/7/21 7:10 am
From: Aaron Dollar <aarondollar...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Listserv issues
Is there a way to either digest (e.g. once daily) or not get any emails at all for the new listserv? I definitely do not want to receive a separate email every time someone posts on here. I checked the website for the listserv last night and couldn't find any options about how to receive messages.
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Date: 4/7/21 7:09 am
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull W Haven
On beach at Bradley Pt sleeping with c 200 Herring and Ring-billed
Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Date: 4/7/21 6:10 am
From: Abby Sesselberg <abbyks222...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teals -Stratford
Previously reported Blue-winged Teals very close to shore at Wooster Park, Stratford. Approach slowly and quietly.

Abby Sesselberg
fairfield

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Date: 4/7/21 5:54 am
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Proposed Darrow Pond Development
Darrow Pond is one of the areas where Whip-poor-wills have been found
recently and are listed as a species of Special Concern. Unfortunately
they do not appear in the Natural Diversity Data Base section of their
Environmental Review Report. I must admit that I am very behind in
submitting sightings of state listed birds to the NDDB, but this shows how
important it is to submit reports on a timely basis since
development projects like this can happen at any time. It would be nice if
there was an easier way to submit sightings, but for now it is just a
paper-based system. I'll be submitting my Whip-poor-will sightings and
mentioning that on the survey, but I encourage everyone to submit reports
of listed birds or any other listed species they encounter. For
those unfamiliar with the reporting system, more info and reporting forms
can be found here:
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Endangered-Species/Contributing-Data


Jack Swatt


Lempster, NH

Wolcott, CT


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> If you frequent Darrow Pond in East Lyme. Apparently it is a great
> birding area. You may want to complete this survey, which is open to town
> residents and others. There are some proposals floating about to convert
> the wild habitat here into active recreation areas and it would be good if
> they heard from people who visit the site for birding. The survey can be
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Date: 4/7/21 3:09 am
From: Patrick Comins <pcomins...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Proposed Darrow Pond Development
If you frequent Darrow Pond in East Lyme. Apparently it is a great birding area. You may want to complete this survey, which is open to town residents and others. There are some proposals floating about to convert the wild habitat here into active recreation areas and it would be good if they heard from people who visit the site for birding. The survey can be found at the bottom of the page here:
https://eltownhall.com/visitors-recreation/sites-of-interest/walking-hiking-trails/darrowpond/


Patrick


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Date: 4/6/21 6:39 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shovelers
Three drake Northern Shovelers at Milford Point Milford at 2:00pm. Also several Green Teal. Paul Cashman. Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/6/21 6:35 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamacatcha Gull
 Kamacatcha Gull at Bradley Point West Haven at 1:00pm. Refund by Chris Wood. Paul Cashman. Bridgeport. Thanks for your directions,Ed. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/6/21 6:04 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-trumped Warbler
Yellow-trumped Warbler at Mon do Ponds Milford at 9:00am. Paul Cashman. Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/6/21 5:59 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue winged Teal
Pair of Blue winged Teal at Wooster Pond in Stratford at 6:30am.  Paul Cashman.   Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/6/21 5:22 pm
From: John D Babington <davewb07...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drumming starts - Washington, CT
I wonder what is with my local male Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers today  All of the sudden they were drumming away today on just about anything - gutters. trees, etc. This morning I counted at least three Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers on territory drumming away here.
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Date: 4/6/21 10:09 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chatfield Hollow migrants and others
I spent a pleasant morning at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Madison this morning, seeing 29 species including several migrants.

Sightings included Bald Eagle, Brown Creeper, singing Winter Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch and one Chipping Sparrow. Numerous Eastern Phoebes were seen and the sounds of Pine Warblers were heard often, with a few birds seen as well. No Waterthrushes yet, but it won’t be long…!!

Please note that the boardwalk is still closed, due to the pandemic. A park employee thinks that may be changing soon – I hope so!!

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 4/6/21 8:29 am
From: William Root <waroot...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning cloak butterfly
I was pleased to see my first mourning cloak butterfly of the season in Woodbridge.
Bill Root

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Date: 4/6/21 5:20 am
From: AW via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ridgefield Winter Wrens
Just my opinion, but the prettiest spring CT song.
Early morning singing Winter Wrens early (6:30ish) today (04/06) in Ridgefield.
One on left side @ 50-100 yards up trailhead at Old Sib Open Space (small parking at trailhead just beyond 403 Old Sib Road).  Louisiana Waterthrush also singing.
Second wren singing opposite side of Turtle Pond, near waterfall, address @ 158 Old Sib Road.  Turtle Pond is private Land Conservancy property so you can't walk back to the waterfall.  Just have to listen to the song from Old Sib Road.
Allan WelbyRidgefield, CT
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Date: 4/5/21 5:24 pm
From: Robin Ladouceur <quinnerrr...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: FOY Northern Waterthrush
Given the timing, it may be more likely to be a Louisiana...

> On Apr 5, 2021, at 8:16 PM, Robin Ladouceur <quinnerrr...> wrote:
>
> 
> When a forest gallump with a gleeful pup turns into a fun birding escapade... Northern Waterthrush seen flitting, darting, and tail-bobbing creek-side near Sperry Falls this evening around 6:20pm.
>
> Wishing everyone a joyous spring migration!
> Robin Ladouceur
> New Haven
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Date: 4/5/21 5:16 pm
From: Robin Ladouceur <quinnerrr...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Northern Waterthrush

When a forest gallump with a gleeful pup turns into a fun birding escapade... Northern Waterthrush seen flitting, darting, and tail-bobbing creek-side near Sperry Falls this evening around 6:20pm.

Wishing everyone a joyous spring migration!
Robin Ladouceur
New Haven
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Date: 4/5/21 3:15 pm
From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Kamchatka (Mew) Gull
Some pix of today's obliging Asian Mew Gull (colloquially known as Kamchatka Gull) can be seen here.

https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2021/04/05/kamchatka-gull-west-haven-ct/
A great find by John Oshlik who got the word out quickly and allowed a few of us to have great views of this rare gull. Unlike the recent California Gull, this individual is quite bold and will come to food with Ring-billed's.
It was seen loafing with gulls and the rising and falling tide is the best time to look for gulls here when they gather to rest on the exposed flats.
A large individual, the darker grey-back like the California Gull, allows it to be picked out, but the bill is all yellow, lacking the dark black and red gonys pattern of the recent California Gull which may be still around.

Best,

Julian Hough
New Haven  
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Date: 4/5/21 2:16 pm
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew gull west haven.
Found the subject bird immediately at Seabluff beach. It then got flushed by kids throwing sand in the water and flew over to the sandbar where the California gull was hanging out.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 4/5/21 1:36 pm
From: Aidan Kiley <eezambo...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kam Gull yes
Just relocated the Kam Gull close on the beach at Bradley Point Park in
West Haven.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Date: 4/5/21 1:32 pm
From: C. S. Wood <cwood022...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Common Merganser - one pair still on CT River in Middletown
Actually, Common Mergs are a somewhat common breeder in western and north central Connecticut. Broods of ducklings, sometimes more than 20, often merge together with one or more hens. I expect the current Atlas results will find a larger and more heavily populated breeding area than seen during the 1982-1986 Atlas. The species seems to be doing well, there were flocks of thousands on Lake Waramaug this past Fall.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Blog: WoodWarbling

> On Apr 5, 2021, at 4:15 PM, B. Lynn Hollinger <blynh86...> wrote:
>
> Common Mergansers, 4.5.21 Mon, On CT River, Middletown CT, Portland side, 140pm. Questions: Is it common to have a Common Merganser mating pair actually NESTING here in CT? Just watched a male + female pair of Common Mergs slowly make their way upriver from the Portland marinas / across from Eastern Drive, Middletown, hugging the bank, heading towards the bend in river. Rarely see them here this late once it warms up. They always arrive only on first real cold snap of the winter season here in Middletown, and stay all winter. If they do have a nest with eggs here, would they both leave the nest to go fishing together? (Maybe she hasn't laid eggs yet.) Would love to see little ones this Spring/Summer. B. Lynn Hollinger Vegan For Life 💚"PEACE BEGINS ON OUR DINNER PLATE"✌️If You Think That It's Wrong To Hurt Animals, You Already Believe In Veganism.Please Eat VEGAN ... For the Animals, For Our Planet, For Your Health.For More Information, Watch FORKS OVER KNIVES, COWSPIRACY, EARTHLINGS (start with Forks Over Knives👍) 💚 www.Earthlings.com
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Date: 4/5/21 1:18 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Reminder: Applications due soon for Birding Camp Scholarship for Teen
Deadline is this Saturday!

Now accepting CT teen applications for

Connecticut Ornithological Association’s

Zepko Audubon Camp Scholarship

Monhegan and Hog Island Birding for Teens

July 18-23, 2021

Designed for ages 14-17 only

Application deadline April 10, 2021

This 6-day, 5-night Audubon program on Hog Island in Maine allows young
birders to connect with people their own age, learn field identification
and explore bird ecology. An emphasis will be placed on field journals, the
Maine Bird Atlas and seabird conservation. A tour of the Mad River Decoys
by Audubon workshop will be provided, including a paint-your-own decoy
activity. Teens will learn about conservation projects around the world and
see how decoys are used to restore bird species.

All campers must comply with the strict camp COVID-19 Camp Guidelines | Hog
Island Audubon Camp

– Please read https://hogisland.audubon.org/covid-19guidelines
<https://hogisland.audubon.org/covid-19guidelines?fbclid=IwAR1fi4r0YXz9qki_C8wNlv6l4JcUIBS1R7IG7bzw4qQY97LygUBGT97_xsI>
before
applying.

Details and application link at https://www.ctbirding.org/news/
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Cynthia S. Ehlinger
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Date: 4/5/21 1:14 pm
From: B. Lynn Hollinger <blynh86...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Common Merganser - one pair still on CT River in Middletown
Common Mergansers, 4.5.21 Mon, On CT River, Middletown CT, Portland side, 140pm. Questions: Is it common to have a Common Merganser mating pair actually NESTING here in CT? Just watched a male + female pair of Common Mergs slowly make their way upriver from the Portland marinas / across from Eastern Drive, Middletown, hugging the bank, heading towards the bend in river. Rarely see them here this late once it warms up. They always arrive only on first real cold snap of the winter season here in Middletown, and stay all winter. If they do have a nest with eggs here, would they both leave the nest to go fishing together? (Maybe she hasn't laid eggs yet.) Would love to see little ones this Spring/Summer. B. Lynn Hollinger Vegan For Life 💚"PEACE BEGINS ON OUR DINNER PLATE"✌️If You Think That It's Wrong To Hurt Animals, You Already Believe In Veganism.Please Eat VEGAN ... For the Animals, For Our Planet, For Your Health.For More Information, Watch FORKS OVER KNIVES, COWSPIRACY, EARTHLINGS (start with Forks Over Knives👍) 💚 www.Earthlings.com
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Date: 4/5/21 1:13 pm
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford blue winged teal
Pair of blue winged teal continue at Wooster pond park in Stratford. Closer to the road side of the pond.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 4/5/21 12:31 pm
From: Patrick Comins <pcomins...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Housatonic Birding Survey, April 8th 6 PM
Just another reminder about this opportunity to provide input on birding opportunities in the upper Housatonic area Thursday evening.

If the Housatonic River north of New Milford is one of your birding destinations, the Housatonic Valley Association wants to know what you think. For more details please see:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/2021/03/the-housatonic-valley-association-wants-to-hear-from-birders/
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Date: 4/5/21 12:08 pm
From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kamchatka Gull-not currently
Flew inland at 250 PM. Probably still in the area. Decent number of gulls on the flats so it may return. Not timid and will likely come to bread.
Julian HoughNew Haven
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Date: 4/5/21 11:59 am
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
>
> What birds eat is such an important question in our understanding of them.
> And their survival.
> It is great that us birders can contribute to that knowledge about their
> food-web, their food-chains.
> Each habitat's ecosystem is largely the sum of its food-webs (i.e.,
> especially the carbon cycle part of the system, the nitrogen cycle, etc),
> of course.
> And changes in some food-webs may be one of the major causes of the
> decline of some birds.
> Google "decline in bird population" to get some articles on this
> topic, such as this one...
>
>
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
>
> Birders reporting their field observations, especially through eBird and
> standardized counts, is very important to enable science to keep monitoring
> and learning about this changing situation. Our field work is making a
> difference. Keep up the great work.
> Tom Robben,
> Glastonbury
>
>
>>
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Date: 4/5/21 11:44 am
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Blue winged teal?
Anyone know if the blue winged teal are still at Wooster pond in Stratford since this morning?

Thanks

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 4/5/21 11:26 am
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Haven Mew Gull Continues
The bird continues as of 2 pm

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 4/5/21 11:04 am
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bolton Notch SP
4 warbler species including Louisiana Waterthrush.

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Date: 4/5/21 10:39 am
From: Jim Zipp <jimzipp...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush
From Jim and Carol Zipp. April 5. Hamden.
Carol and I had our first Louisiana Waterthrush today along the Canal in Hamden near Brooksvale park.   April 5th is about the earliest we've gotten one.  First heard they watched it along the stream to the eastern side of the trail.




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Date: 4/5/21 9:08 am
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Mew Gull - West Haven
I just had a Mew Gull. Presumably the same Kamchatka Mew Jeremy Nance had
in Bridgeport. It was on the beach just west of Bradley point where the
California Gull was being seen. I am not on it right this moment but I
assume it is still here

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 4/5/21 8:35 am
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stn 43 South Windsor


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This morning seen from the Newberry Road section glimpse of a Virginia Rail, Wilson’s Snipe and Rusty Blackbird. Only three duck species.

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Date: 4/5/21 8:21 am
From: Jalna Jaeger <jalnabird...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford point
Jalna Jaeger Dave Callan
8 Northern shovelers, 40 green winged teal, 3 piping plovers, 8
oystercatchers, 40 dunlin
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Date: 4/5/21 8:15 am
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey is back at Old Tavern Rd recreation field
4/5 Orange, Old Tavern Rd recreation field, Orange- 9:05am
The male osprey was on the light pole nest this morning! Welcome back! No
sign of the Red tailed hawks this morning.
The osprey sat on the nest and then flew to the trees behind and to the
right of the pond.
A brief stop at Eisenhower Park had 2 Eastern Phoebes foraging in the
shrubs, 3 Tree Swallows flying over the pond and numerous "singing frogs".
Full reports on Ebird.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 4/5/21 6:55 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
4/5/21- Colchester Deck 7-8AM; 25 species including: 5 of 6 woodpeckers- Pileated, Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy and Northern Flicker; Eastern Phoebe and FOY- Louisiana Waterthrush. Also, thanks to Rob and Tom for kind words. Ernie
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Date: 4/5/21 6:12 am
From: ohjustrelax <ohjustrelax...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrel at Spring manor farm
Seen hunting the upper pasture just north of the entry road west of rt 32.Kevin Thompson Coventry Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8.
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Date: 4/5/21 4:19 am
From: Mark Aronson <markaronson...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
This reminds me, a few years ago a bunch of us at Todd’s Point observed a Barred Owl hopping around on the ground in broad daylight eating the worms that had risen to the top on a warm winter day. I had never imagined owls eating worms, but if they are doing this during the day I would guess they would have their fill of those Night Crawlers by moonlight too

> On Apr 4, 2021, at 11:02 PM, Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...> wrote:
>
> Night Crawlers come out at night. That's why they call them Night Crawlers.
> I used to catch them for fishing.
>
>> On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:05 PM Loralee Richter <loraleeann...> wrote:
>>
>> My husband was out walking our dog late last night. He estimates it was
>> around 11pm. He saw two robins “hopping around” on our lawn in the dark
>> night. Does anyone know if robins are known to sometimes forage in the
>> night, and why?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for sharing any thoughts or ideas :)
>>
>> Loralee Richter
>> Danbury, CT
>>
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Date: 4/4/21 11:22 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: He's a Birder; He's a Poet
I second everything Rob said.
Ernie Harris has been gracing the meetings of the Hartford Audubon Society
with his beautiful and touching poetry for years, and we all look forward
to hearing his next poem, coming as a benediction, at the beginning of
almost every meeting. May you keep it up for a long time Ernie!
Tom Robben
Glastonbury

On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 5:08 PM ROBERT MIRER <twomirers...> wrote:

> Did you know that Ernie Harris has published a book of poetry? Many of you
> know Ernie personally; many more of you know Ernie from his years of
> posting dawn bird sightings from his deck. Now you have a chance to get an
> insight into the inner life and thoughts of this deeply reflective and
> sensitive person. Many of the poems are about birds, many others about
> birding, to which birders will knowingly respond. All of them are about
> human thoughts and emotions. In Ernie's own words:
> "In quietness I can still hear those voices, even more new ones, So often
> I am surprised by the meanings. My heart is being touched by these
> discoveries. I hope something similar for you."
>
> The title of the book is "Still." It is available at the Fat Robin, and at
> that ubiquitous superstore in the sky (link below).
>
> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MV79Y8Q?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
>
> Rob Mirer
> Moodus
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Date: 4/4/21 9:08 pm
From: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
Eyesight is 20/20 ?
Not everyone has it.

Christina Cole

> On Apr 4, 2021, at 8:22 PM, Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
>  "Are there any trails closer to the nest,I did see some people on that side."
> How about everyone stay away from the nests. You can see all that you need to see at a distance from the road. Do we really need to be disturbing nesting birds for a better look?
> Glenn WilliamsMystic, CT
>
>
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Date: 4/4/21 8:02 pm
From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
Night Crawlers come out at night. That's why they call them Night Crawlers.
I used to catch them for fishing.

On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:05 PM Loralee Richter <loraleeann...> wrote:

> My husband was out walking our dog late last night. He estimates it was
> around 11pm. He saw two robins “hopping around” on our lawn in the dark
> night. Does anyone know if robins are known to sometimes forage in the
> night, and why?
>
> Thanks in advance for sharing any thoughts or ideas :)
>
> Loralee Richter
> Danbury, CT
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 4/4/21 5:22 pm
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
"Are there any trails closer to the nest,I did see some people on that side."
How about everyone stay away from the nests. You can see all that you need to see at a distance from the road. Do we really need to be disturbing nesting birds for a better look?
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Date: 4/4/21 5:04 pm
From: Loralee Richter <loraleeann...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Question about robins at night
My husband was out walking our dog late last night. He estimates it was around 11pm. He saw two robins “hopping around” on our lawn in the dark night. Does anyone know if robins are known to sometimes forage in the night, and why?

Thanks in advance for sharing any thoughts or ideas :)

Loralee Richter
Danbury, CT

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Date: 4/4/21 3:58 pm
From: Carl Benson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
I also managed to find it today. I did see one red headed woodpecker on my 2nd visit, I did some wondering around in between.  I could see the heron nest across the pond. Didn't see any but did hear one.  Are there any trails closer to the nest,I did see some people on that side.

Happy Birding
Carl

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, 2:37:38 PM EDT, <felixpdq...> wrote:

Thanks to all who responded with directions to Shingle Mill Pond.  I went
this morning and two adult red-headed were very active near the pull out.  I
did not see where they are nesting.  Lots of other birds too.



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Date: 4/4/21 2:09 pm
From: Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query
From Steve Broker, Cheshire - Periodical cicadas and avian predators:

Here’s the link to a 2012 article written by Virginia Morell in the journal Science. Chris Simon of UConn is mentioned in the article.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/12/cicadas-cycles-control-their-predators <https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/12/cicadas-cycles-control-their-predators>

Ms. Morell references a research article published in The American Naturalist. Here’s the abstract from that January 2013 article:
Abstract

The extraordinarily long life cycles, synchronous emergences at 13- or 17-year intervals, and complex geographic distribution of periodical cicadas (Magicicada spp.) in eastern North America are a long-standing evolutionary enigma. Although a variety of factors, including satiation of aboveground predators and avoidance of interbrood hybridization, have been hypothesized to shape the evolution of this system, no empirical support for these mechanisms has previously been reported, beyond the observation that bird predation can extirpate small, experimentally mistimed emergences. Here we show that periodical cicada emergences appear to set populations of potential avian predators on numerical trajectories that result in significantly lower potential predation pressure during the subsequent emergence. This result provides new support for the importance of predators in shaping periodical cicada life history, offers an ecological rationale for why emergences are synchronized at the observed multiyear intervals, and may explain some of the developmental plasticity observed in these unique insects.

Details
<https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/668596#pane-pcw-details>
Figures
<https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/668596#pane-pcw-figures>
References
<https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/668596#pane-pcw-references>
Cited by
<https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/668596#pane-pcw-related>
<https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/an/current>
The American Naturalist <https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/an/current>Volume 181, Number 1 <https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/an/2013/181/1>
January 2013 <https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/an/2013/181/1>
Published for The American Society of Naturalists <http://www.amnat.org/>
Article DOI
https://doi.org/10.1086/668596 <https://doi.org/10.1086/668596>

Steve Broker
Cheshire


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Date: 4/4/21 2:08 pm
From: Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Spring migration and Brood X query
Yeah, we're definitely not an epicenter of the action. But we're in peripheral-emergence zones, and ground zero is right across state lines...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/03/09/cicadas-broodx-environment/

I wonder if birds flying in to CT will be affected by the all-you-can eat buffets they encounter en route? Maybe folks who've been birding here for a while can share if they're ever noticed a difference during a big cicada emergence year.

________________________________
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 5:40 AM
To: Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...>
Cc: <ctbirds...> <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query

It appears that Brood X doesn’t include Connecticut, so we won’t be seeing such things around here.

https://www.hcpress.com/news/2021-is-the-year-of-the-cicada-after-17-years-millions-of-large-cicada-brood-will-emerge-aboveground-throughout-the-north-carolina-high-country.html

Roy Harvey
Cheshire, CT

On Apr 2, 2021, at 8:14 AM, Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...> wrote:

Hello Birders,

I'm wondering if the overlap in spring migration and the predicted emergence of cicada Brood X in May will make for any unusual activity. For example, will the abundance of easily-caught food change anything about the way migration unfolds? Will we see overstuffed thrushes and kingbirds with indigestion?

Any thoughts or sources of information on what we might expect would be welcome.

Thanks,
Kimberly Jannarone
New Haven
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Date: 4/4/21 2:08 pm
From: ROBERT MIRER <twomirers...>
Subject: [CT Birds] He's a Birder; He's a Poet
Did you know that Ernie Harris has published a book of poetry? Many of you know Ernie personally; many more of you know Ernie from his years of posting dawn bird sightings from his deck. Now you have a chance to get an insight into the inner life and thoughts of this deeply reflective and sensitive person. Many of the poems are about birds, many others about birding, to which birders will knowingly respond. All of them are about human thoughts and emotions. In Ernie's own words:
"In quietness I can still hear those voices, even more new ones, So often I am surprised by the meanings. My heart is being touched by these discoveries. I hope something similar for you."

The title of the book is "Still." It is available at the Fat Robin, and at that ubiquitous superstore in the sky (link below).

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MV79Y8Q?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Date: 4/4/21 12:19 pm
From: Joanne Fasciolo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Pine Warblers and NRW Swallows
Pine Warblers at Eli Whitney (near covered bridge) and Lake Wintergreen (in pines by parking lot). NRWS at Lake Whitney and at Lake Wintergreen.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Date: 4/4/21 12:17 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury


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This afternoon seen at Nod Brook W M A 5 Rusty Blackbirds.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 4/4/21 11:37 am
From: <felixpdq...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers at Shingle Mill Pond
Thanks to all who responded with directions to Shingle Mill Pond. I went
this morning and two adult red-headed were very active near the pull out. I
did not see where they are nesting. Lots of other birds too.



Dorothy Wadlow





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Date: 4/4/21 10:43 am
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Granby: Northern Harrier, Pine Warbler
Our first-ever “gray ghost” in Granby, at the Granby Land Trust’s Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve. A FOY singing Pine Warbler was also newly arrived there.

Complete email checklist (29 species) is at:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84768013

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby


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Date: 4/4/21 10:30 am
From: John D Babington <davewb07...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows - Washington, CT
Thought it was about time Tree Swallows were here in the large field below the house where I have nesting boxes. Just came back from walking around the field. Heard one Tree Swallow first, then noted six Tree Swallow flying around the filed, and then saw one male Tree Swallow sitting no top of one of the six nesting boxes.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Date: 4/4/21 9:19 am
From: Stephen Spector <charsjs...>
Subject: [CT Birds] BG Gnatcatcher Nicholdale
From Steve Spector BG Gnatcatcher 3/4 Nicholdale Farms

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Date: 4/4/21 7:06 am
From: Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Help for injured Grackle
I found a dazed Grackle walking around the back yard. It appears to have a small scrape on the back of the head. It otherwise seems in good shape. While attempting to drink from a garden pond it fell in. I pulled it out, dried it off as best I could. It is now warming inside in a covered box by the radiator. It seems to be reviving. Any thoughts about where I might take the bird for rehab care? A Place Called Hope doesn’t appear to take Grackles. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Eileen

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Date: 4/3/21 5:47 pm
From: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Purple Finch West Hartford!
So unexpected, because I did not see anyone else reporting a Purple Finch. It was at my sunflower heart feeder this morning at 7:30 AM.

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Date: 4/3/21 4:44 pm
From: Gene Leganza <gleganza...>
Subject: [CT Birds] S. Norwalk Reservoir 4-3-21 7:15pm
Horned Grebe still at S Norwalk reservoir, close to the road/causeway.
Thanks Joe Bear!

Gene
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Date: 4/3/21 3:12 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Palm Warbler
A palm warbler and several Pine warblers and three Golden crowned-Crowned Kingletts .Also three rough winged swallows. Mon do Ponds . Milford.   Paul CashmanSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/3/21 2:34 pm
From: <magraham2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY house wren in Bloomfield
It was rummaging around in the leaf litter.

Maggy Graham

Bloomfield
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Date: 4/3/21 11:53 am
From: Richard Prum <richard.prum...>
Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock Park
Nice set of birds for a chilly morning today along the Mill River in
East Rock Park:

Wood Duck- 10

Common Merganser- 2

Canada Goose- 6

Mourning Dove- 5

Pied-billed Grebe- 1

Herring Gull- 3

Black Vulture- 4

Osprey- 1

Red-tailed Hawk- 2

Downy Woodpecker- 6

Hairy Woodpecker- 1

Peregrine Falcon- 2 at nest

Eastern Screech Owl- 1, rufous morph

Red-bellied Woodpecker- 1

Pileated Woodpecker- 1 heard

Raven- 2

Blue Jay- 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 2

Pine Warbler- 2

Swamp Sparrow- 2

Song Sparrow- 1

White-throated Sparrow- 4


Rick Prum, New Haven


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Date: 4/3/21 11:33 am
From: Mark Aronson <markaronson...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Esplanade warblers continue, plus hermit thrushes
Palm, Cape May, Yellow-rumped and Tennessee warblers plus Hermit Thrushes at the south end by the scrappy overgrown mound near the railroad tracks at 2:30pm
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Date: 4/3/21 11:26 am
From: <felixpdq...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shingle Mill Pond
Hi-

Could someone give me specific directions to the area at Shingle Mill Pond
where the red-headed woodpeckers are being seen. Is the entrance from Route
85 or Old New London Road?



Thanks,



Dorothy Wadlow

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Date: 4/3/21 9:41 am
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Palm Warblers - Suffield Wildlife Mgt Area - 4/3/21
Two of these feathered daffodils were up close and personal by the marsh in the Suffield WMA this morning. A female Kestrel was seen carrying a lengthy stalk of dry grass — possible pre-nesting behavior (comments welcome)? There is no nest box in the Suffield WMA; there are several boxes in the neighboring Southwick WMA.

Full checklist is online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S84676951

John Weeks
North Granby





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Date: 4/3/21 9:36 am
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced ibis, Hammonassett
The White-faced Ibis is feeding with a small group of Glossy Ibis in the small pond across the street from the Swan Pond (which has no swans) at 12:30 pm. Hammonassett, Madison.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield

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Date: 4/3/21 9:15 am
From: Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow?
I’ve been remiss in not mentioning Frank Gallo’s outstanding 2018 publication, "Birding in Connecticut" (Wesleyan University Press), which uses an updated rendition of Greg Hanisek’s bar graphs for the 439 species of birds then accepted to the official Connecticut list of birds by COA’s Avian Records Committee of Connecticut. See Appendix A in Frank’s book for seasonal distributions of Connecticut birds. A further revision of the bar graphs is in the works and should reach publication in pamphlet format soon.

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 4/3/21 7:23 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: Martin, not Purple; Brooklyn (extralimital)
Of interest to CT birders.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Laurie Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
> Date: April 3, 2021 at 8:07:04 AM EDT
> To: <NJBIRDS...>
> Subject: Martin, not Purple; Brooklyn (extralimital)
> Reply-To: Laurie Larson <llarson2...>
>
> Forwarding from the New York City RBA for 4/2/20:
>
> Progne spp. (CUBAN/CARIBBEAN/SINALOA/GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN)
>
> "Not an April Fool's joke but likely one of the year's highlights. Yesterday (4/1) a MARTIN was spotted flying around Prospect Park Lake with Tree and other swallows. In close scrutiny then and today as the bird remained around the lake to sunset points to this being not a Purple Martin but either a GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN or one of the formerly Snowy Bellied complex now split into 3 species including CUBAN and CARIBBEAN MARTINS. Further analysis of photos and vocalizations will presumably provide the answer. The MARTIN was found this morning on the west side of the lake roosting in a tree with Tree Swallows and once it started feeding over the lake, usually at a low level, it did cover most of the lake but spent much of its time cruising the southwest corner of the lake. This area is just inside the park from Prospect Park Southwest where a prudent birder would begin a Saturday morning search."
>
> List help: <njbirds-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
> NJ Bird Records Committee: www.njbrc.com
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Date: 4/3/21 7:22 am
From: Sunrise Birding <gina...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4/3/21 - Milford, Mondo Pond — N. Rough-winged Swallow
Flying over pond with Tree Swallow.

Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
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Date: 4/3/21 6:33 am
From: The Rices <lsrice1888...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Huntington State Park Redding
FOY Pine Warbler singing and sighted in tall white pines along carriage trail behind horse barns.Also Brown Creepers and Ruby Crowned Kinglets.Katie Rice Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Date: 4/3/21 5:24 am
From: zellene <zellene...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Discarded masks a danger to birds and wildlife
Please read this article on how discarded face masks with straps attached are killing birds. I often see face masks left as litter on the ground. Please check out the article at:

https://www.nepm.org/post/western-mass-doctor-warns-danger-discarded-face-masks-wildlife#stream/1

Zellene Sandler
Bloomfield
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Date: 4/3/21 4:49 am
From: Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow?
This is a good time of year to begin thinking about the seasonal occurrences of our Connecticut birds. Chipping Sparrows are present in Connecticut throughout the year. Each year on the Christmas Bird Count (defined by National Audubon as the period December 14 through January 5) we record between 20 and 60 Chipping Sparrows (in winter plumage) on our 20 state CBCs. However, Chipping Sparrows have been considered rare in Connecticut from approximately the middle of December through the end of March. There is some indication from CBC data that they are becoming a little less rare during a portion of this period. Through the month of April, Chipping Sparrows progress from uncommon to fairly common to common in their occurrence in Connecticut.

The publication “Connecticut Birds by the Season” by Greg Hanisek is an essential reference for all Connecticut birders. An introductory section states in part, “It is hard to overstate the power of seasonal knowledge in helping to make accurate field observations.” Also, “This kind of understanding evolves over time, especially when identity problems cloud the picture.” The publication uses bar graphs with occurrence categories: very rare; rare; uncommon; fairly common; common; abundant, as well as irruptive; breeding; out-of-season; isolated breeding; uncertain seasonal status; historic records. An important section that follows the bar graphs discusses habitat preferences, population trends, and special cases relating to the bar graphs. It is accompanied by photographs by some of our top photographers.

“Connecticut Birds by the Season” first appeared in the January 2005 issue of The Connecticut Warbler. It has since been reproduced as a stand-alone document, most recently in March 2008 with updated bar graphs, and has been available for sale at The Audubon Shop in Madison and The Fat Robin in Hamden. A small number of copies still may be available there. This reference presently is undergoing another update to reflect recent additions to the official list of the birds of Connecticut and changing assessments of frequency of occurrence of each species. Until this update makes it into print one can refer to the scanned copy of the January 2005 Connecticut Warbler on the Connecticut Ornithological Association publications page.

Steve Broker
Cheshire


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Date: 4/2/21 6:14 pm
From: Susanne Shrader <birdgirrl...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping sparrow? In West Hartford
I thought April 1 was way too early for a chipper, but this looked like a cross between winter and breeding, with a brownish cap, faint eyeline , and whitish gray under parts.. There seemed to be a dividing line down the middle of the cap. Could it be?

Susanne Shrader
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Date: 4/2/21 3:56 pm
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Extraliminal - Martin Species in NYC
Yesterday a Martin was found by Doug Gochlield on the lake on Prospect Park
in Brooklyn. The bird was present today. The ID is unknown at this time but
it is not a Purple Martin. It is likely a "Snowy Bellied" Martin which is a
complex that includes Cuban, Caribbean, and Sinaloa Martin or possibly a
Gray-Breasted Martin. Hopefully it will stick for the weekend.


John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 4/2/21 11:19 am
From: Kathy Edwards <kathycoed...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine did kind
Kathy Edwards
New Canaan yard
4/2/2021

I still have a small flock of pine siskins coming to my sunflower hearts feeder along with the brightening goldfinches.

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Date: 4/2/21 10:26 am
From: Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey in Greenwich
Osprey on tree at Rich Avenue near Byram Park in Greenwich. There has been a nest on a light pole in the park for several years.
Alan Scuterud
Old Greenwich

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Date: 4/2/21 10:21 am
From: Judy <judymoore...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Chipping Sparrow
My FOY Chipping Sparrow under the sunflower feeder on this cold April morning.
Judy Moore
Woodbridge

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Date: 4/2/21 8:29 am
From: James Hunter <hunterj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Oxford Osprey with nesting material
Had an osprey flying over RT 67 in Oxford about 9:30 am just south of the bridge over little river. Just north of that was an adult eagle flying east.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT

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Date: 4/2/21 7:11 am
From: Joan Tinson <jtinson...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bluebirds
Just had one sitting on my feeder pole. I have oak woods. They don’t stay usually. He opened his mouth and stuck his tongue out. It is fluorescent orange!!!

JT
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Date: 4/2/21 6:08 am
From: Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query

Periodical cicadas and avian predators:

Here’s the link to a 2012 article written by Virginia Morell in the journal Science. Chris Simon of UConn is mentioned in the article.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/12/cicadas-cycles-control-their-predators <https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/12/cicadas-cycles-control-their-predators>

Ms. Morell references a research article published in The American Naturalist. Here is the abstract from that January 2013 article:


Abstract
The extraordinarily long life cycles, synchronous emergences at 13- or 17-year intervals, and complex geographic distribution of periodical cicadas (Magicicada spp.) in eastern North America are a long-standing evolutionary enigma. Although a variety of factors, including satiation of aboveground predators and avoidance of interbrood hybridization, have been hypothesized to shape the evolution of this system, no empirical support for these mechanisms has previously been reported, beyond the observation that bird predation can extirpate small, experimentally mistimed emergences. Here we show that periodical cicada emergences appear to set populations of potential avian predators on numerical trajectories that result in significantly lower potential predation pressure during the subsequent emergence. This result provides new support for the importance of predators in shaping periodical cicada life history, offers an ecological rationale for why emergences are synchronized at the observed multiyear intervals, and may explain some of the developmental plasticity observed in these unique insects. (The American Naturalist, Volume 181, No. 1)


Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Date: 4/2/21 5:41 am
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Spring migration and Brood X query
It appears that Brood X doesn’t include Connecticut, so we won’t be seeing such things around here.

https://www.hcpress.com/news/2021-is-the-year-of-the-cicada-after-17-years-millions-of-large-cicada-brood-will-emerge-aboveground-throughout-the-north-carolina-high-country.html

Roy Harvey
Cheshire, CT

On Apr 2, 2021, at 8:14 AM, Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...> wrote:

Hello Birders,

I'm wondering if the overlap in spring migration and the predicted emergence of cicada Brood X in May will make for any unusual activity. For example, will the abundance of easily-caught food change anything about the way migration unfolds? Will we see overstuffed thrushes and kingbirds with indigestion?

Any thoughts or sources of information on what we might expect would be welcome.

Thanks,
Kimberly Jannarone
New Haven
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Date: 4/2/21 5:15 am
From: Kimberly Jannarone <kimberlyjannarone...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Spring migration and Brood X query
Hello Birders,

I'm wondering if the overlap in spring migration and the predicted emergence of cicada Brood X in May will make for any unusual activity. For example, will the abundance of easily-caught food change anything about the way migration unfolds? Will we see overstuffed thrushes and kingbirds with indigestion?

Any thoughts or sources of information on what we might expect would be welcome.

Thanks,
Kimberly Jannarone
New Haven
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Date: 4/2/21 5:10 am
From: Annette Pasek <apasek...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glastonbury Flickers
Flickers at feeders, always an impressive site. They are coming in.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Date: 4/1/21 6:22 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Horned Grebes
Two Horned Grebes Hammonassett. Madison. Me its Point 9:30 am. Also a Perrigrine Falcon at Cedar Island platform at 11:00 am.    Paul Cashman    Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/1/21 3:50 pm
From: Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Probable Kamchatka Gull Seaside Park
Jeremy Nance just posted a photo in a private message group of what appears to be a very good candidate for ‘Kamchatka’ Mew Gull at Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT. He is currently going to the west end to try and relocate it and Stefan Martin will be arriving shortly.

-Ryan MacLean
Bird Education Specialist
Greenwich Audubon Center

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Date: 4/1/21 1:46 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush at Hammonassett State Park near the Cedar Island Trail entrance. Madison.   Paul Cashman   Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 4/1/21 12:50 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Sherman
Very bright Pine Warbler reported and photographed today at a feeder in Sherman.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Date: 4/1/21 11:29 am
From: Christina Cole <gooutsidect...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammonassett SP
Usually when I can not find them at Hammo anymore I check the field behind Clinton City Hall offices. They tend to like it there. Big flocks of them.

Christina Cole

> On Apr 1, 2021, at 9:13 AM, Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> wrote:
>
> I had time for a quick stop at Hammonasset this morning and no signs of any ibis in Boulder pond or Meig’s point parking lot, but I did see 4 northern gannet out over the sound off meigs point.
>
> Jack Swatt
>
> Wolcott
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Date: 4/1/21 8:27 am
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] S. Norwalk Res
4/1 S Norwalk Res, Wilton. Was wondering if I’d see a Pied-billed Grebe but instead to my surprise was a Horned Grebe. First time for me at this location. Perhaps wind related while migrating. Also 15+ Common Mergs and 2 Rough-winged Swallows.

Joe Bear
Wilton
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Date: 4/1/21 8:10 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammonassett SP
4/1 - Greg Hanisek & I also (independently) checked Hammo this morning. No luck finding any Ibis either. It was very quiet for birds actually, except numerous Ospreys. We also checked several marshes east of the park along US-1 in Clinton and Westbrook; no ibis there either.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Apr 1, 2021, at 9:50 AM, Jackson Smith <jacksonsmith86...> wrote:
>
> I also dropped by for a quick look. I quickly checked most of the marshes
> in the park, but there were no signs of any ibises, egrets, or herons. Also
> no Boat-tailed Grackles--but again, I didn't spend much time!
>
> Also, FYI, starting today the park is charging $17 for out-of-state license
> plates (which I have) and you have to pay with your phone.
>
> Jackson Smith
> Wooster Square, New Haven
>
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 9:12 AM Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I had time for a quick stop at Hammonasset this morning and no signs of
>> any ibis in Boulder pond or Meig’s point parking lot, but I did see 4
>> northern gannet out over the sound off meigs point.
>>
>> Jack Swatt
>>
>> Wolcott
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Date: 4/1/21 6:50 am
From: Jackson Smith <jacksonsmith86...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammonassett SP
I also dropped by for a quick look. I quickly checked most of the marshes
in the park, but there were no signs of any ibises, egrets, or herons. Also
no Boat-tailed Grackles--but again, I didn't spend much time!

Also, FYI, starting today the park is charging $17 for out-of-state license
plates (which I have) and you have to pay with your phone.

Jackson Smith
Wooster Square, New Haven

On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 9:12 AM Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> wrote:

> I had time for a quick stop at Hammonasset this morning and no signs of
> any ibis in Boulder pond or Meig’s point parking lot, but I did see 4
> northern gannet out over the sound off meigs point.
>
> Jack Swatt
>
> Wolcott
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Date: 4/1/21 6:13 am
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonassett SP
I had time for a quick stop at Hammonasset this morning and no signs of any ibis in Boulder pond or Meig’s point parking lot, but I did see 4 northern gannet out over the sound off meigs point.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott
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Date: 3/31/21 7:18 pm
From: Annette Pasek <apasek...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor NW Park
Belted Kingfisher, Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing and more.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Date: 3/31/21 3:44 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] E. Towhee
Eastern Towhee at Eisenhower Park Milford 7:30am. Paul CashmanBridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 3/31/21 12:29 pm
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous & Iceland - Stratford
3/31 -Stratford, Lordship Seawall (foot Washington BLvd), 3:20pm- the subject birds (both 1st-cycle) continue. The Glaucous is perched on the roof of Riley’s Restaurant (where I have also seen the ICELAND), and the ICELAND is along the beach (east end of wall), picking at a paper bag.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Date: 3/31/21 11:39 am
From: Nancy <simon.nuhn...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
3/31  2:30 pm White-faced Ibis- Swan pond, Bonaparte Gull, Yellow Legs in Bloulder Pond and Boat Tailed Grackles in Meigs Pt parking lot.NancyDurham, Ct
    

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Date: 3/31/21 11:16 am
From: Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Osprey
Bruce Park (Central Greenwich) osprey hovering over main pond

Lynnette Clemens
Old Greenwich CT

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Date: 3/31/21 11:11 am
From: MICKY KOMARA <mkcommunications...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte’s gull in Boulder Pond, Hammo. M Komara

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Date: 3/31/21 10:33 am
From: Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: White-faced Ibis Hammo
Good Afternoon!
Thanks for update. Any additional updates? I was tempted to go after work
yesterday and did not. So, now I’m really thinking to go today. Appreciate
any updates. Thanks! Deirdra, Brookfield (at work in Sherman)

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> From Steve and Charla Spector 3/31/21 White-faced Ibis w about 30 Glossy
> at Swan Pond Hammo 12:25
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Date: 3/31/21 9:26 am
From: Stephen Spector <charsjs...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis Hammo
From Steve and Charla Spector 3/31/21 White-faced Ibis w about 30 Glossy at Swan Pond Hammo 12:25

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Date: 3/31/21 8:21 am
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brief stops in Orange
3/31 Did a brief drive around town- At Old Tavern Rd recreation fields- the
pair of Red Tailed hawks were on the osprey nest and light pole again- no
sign yet of the ospreys.
At Crosby Pond- pair of Wood ducks and pair of Pied Billed grebes (first I
have seen there), with a Belted Kingfisher and
Red shouldered hawk getting mobbed by 2 Blue Jays.
At Indian Lake a Common Loon on the lake with the other regulars.
And at Lake Wepawaug a Belted Kingfisher was the highlight. Carolina wrens
were singing loudly at all locations.
Full report on Ebird.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/31/21 7:58 am
From: Patrick Comins <pcomins...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Housatonic Birding Survey, April 8th 6 PM
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Date: 3/31/21 7:02 am
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo - Boat-tailed Grackles
Hammo - 3 male Boat-tailed Grackles. They are near the small marsh on the
east end of the nature center parking lot

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/31/21 6:30 am
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Persistence Pays Off
3/31- Allen’s Meadow, Wilton
It’s been over 10yrs since Allen’s Meadow was mowed, allowing secondary succession of woody plants to begin their steady encroachment. Partnering my own efforts here (in establishing a Native Pollinator Meadow) with P&R’s overall park management, they agreed to resume annual mowing again and did so yesterday. What a rewarding sight to see Allen’s Meadow this morning looking like, a meadow. Blackbirds finding food in the rubble, a few Killdeer scattered about, Tree Swallows and Bluebirds going in and out of the nest boxes carrying grass clippings. Many thanks to P&R!!

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 3/31/21 6:20 am
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo - White-faced Ibis
Hammo - Ibis flock with the WF Ibis continues.
Moving between the boulder pond and the nearly marsh

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/31/21 5:11 am
From: C. S. Wood <cwood022...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scott Weidensaul
A review of Scott’s new book in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/books/review/a-world-on-the-wing-scott-weidensaul.html

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT

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Date: 3/30/21 7:39 pm
From: Annette Pasek <apasek...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds NO on Teal
Around noon, No sight of the Blue-winged Teal. Ran into two other birders, between the three of us we combed the open waters.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Date: 3/30/21 4:47 pm
From: Aidan Kiley <eezambo...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Little Blue at Hammo?
The hybrid acquires yellow lores in late summer. It looks more
Tricolored-like then. See eBird photos for a cool month-by-month plumage
comparison.

In spring it looks like a Little Blue with less neck contrast between
purple and blue, and a bit of white below.

The hybrid has a very long and narrow bill that comes to a sharp point a
the tip, more like Tricolored.

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Fairfield


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Date: 3/30/21 4:37 pm
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Little Blue at Hammo?
Last year the hybrid that was present was less obvious than the well known hybrid frequenting the area. The hybrid I observed last year had pretty much no white on it at all. The only things that stood out were the longer than normal bill and the same coloring from the head down through the body. Also, last year at this time the well known hybrid didn’t have the yellow lores so be careful when you trying and determine ID. Just my two cents.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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> Hi Greg –
>
> When I saw the bird this morning, it was a bit backlit – but I didn’t see any of the white on the neck usually seen on the hybrid. Looked like a normal Little Blue Heron to me.
>
> ---Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
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> From: Gregory Hanisek
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:44 PM
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue at Hammo?
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> Regarding the bird being seen, has anyone taken into account the
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Date: 3/30/21 4:20 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Little Blue at Hammo?
Hi Greg –

When I saw the bird this morning, it was a bit backlit – but I didn’t see any of the white on the neck usually seen on the hybrid. Looked like a normal Little Blue Heron to me.

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue at Hammo?

Regarding the bird being seen, has anyone taken into account the
possibility of the hybrid?

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Waterbury


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Date: 3/30/21 2:55 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe at Bird Craft Center 5:45 pm.  Fairfield.    Paul Cashman.     Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 3/30/21 2:44 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue at Hammo?
Regarding the bird being seen, has anyone taken into account the
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Date: 3/30/21 12:53 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Winter Wren singing, Roxbury
Mine Hill Trail, 2 PM.  One long glorious song.
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New Milford
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Date: 3/30/21 12:46 pm
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo White-faced Ibis - Yes
The White-faced Ibis was still at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison as of around 3:25 PM.

It is still in the Boulder Pond, best viewed from the ‘fisherman’s landing’ parking area behind the Meig’s Point Jetty – the light will be at your back allowing you to see the red/pink eye and red/pink legs. Scope very helpful.

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Date: 3/30/21 11:00 am
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
3/30 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center 9:45am-11:15am. low
tide -rising, sunny, no wind.
On the marsh: 1 Great Egret, several Green winged teal, 4 Buffleheads,
about 24 American Black ducks, 8 Northern Shovelers, 5 Red breasted
Mergansers.
On the paths and grounds: 12 Mourning Doves, 1 Fish Crows, 4 American
crows, 15 Common Grackles, Song sparrows, White throated sparrows, House
sparrows, 1 Cardinal, 2 Mockingbirds, 4 Chickadees, 1 Red winged Blackbird.
On the Long Island sound side: 1 Common Loon, 4 Tree swallows (2 entering
and exiting a nest box),Brant, about 300 Sanderlings, about 60 Dunlin, 6
American Oystercatchers- (4 flying together and a separate pair doing head
bobbing), 4 Piping plovers (a pair and 2 singles), Ring billed and Herring
gulls.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/30/21 10:55 am
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White-faced Ibis, Hammonasset
One of the ibis in the Boulder Pond at Hammo in Madison is s White-faced Ibis, red eye, pink face, red legs, first seen by Russ Smiley.

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Wethersfield


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Date: 3/30/21 9:59 am
From: Gary Lemmon <lemmon...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Meigs Pt, Hammo
1pm, Boulder Pond. 20 Glossy Ibis, 18 Herring Gulls, 1 Little Blue Heron
Carol & Gary Lemmon

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Date: 3/30/21 7:31 am
From: Steve Hubbard <hubbardsr...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Golden-crowned Kinglets on Willard’s Island at Hammo
Center path at 10:25 am.

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Date: 3/30/21 6:34 am
From: Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...>
Subject: [CT Birds] White pelican...hammo!!
Just saw a white pelican fly east from Meigs point parallel to Moraine
trailbut flew over jetty near end of Moraine trail and kept heading east!!
Jannie Shapiro
Cromwell
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Date: 3/30/21 5:53 am
From: Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Gannets at hammo
Gannets being seen in the distance from the Meigs point platform.
Hammonasset..scope needed.
Jannie Shapiro
Cromwell
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Date: 3/30/21 5:08 am
From: Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy ibis still at swan pond...with the swans!!
22 glossy ibis are at hammonasset withe the swans ...at the swan pond
Jannie Shapiro
Cromwell
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Date: 3/30/21 4:50 am
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Scott Weidensaul NPR interview now
It can be streamed on demand too. One way is using the NPR app, but this should do it too.

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5ucHIub3JnLzM4MTQ0NDkwOC9wb2RjYXN0LnhtbA/episode/MDk2MmM4YjYtNTZjNC00NTA4LTg4MDMtMmYyOTUxNWMyZTdj?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwjO95jE-NfvAhWSHM0KHS20AvMQieUEegQIRhAH&ep=6

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Cheshire, CT

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3/30. NPR Fresh Air program(Sirius channel 122) - great interview now 7:30am on bird migration. Excellent!

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Date: 3/30/21 4:39 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scott Weidensaul NPR interview now
3/30. NPR Fresh Air program(Sirius channel 122) - great interview now 7:30am on bird migration. Excellent!

F Mantlik

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Date: 3/29/21 3:02 pm
From: James Nordgren <jim_nordgren...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 5139, Issue 1
Great egret is back in a pond on route 1 in Madison

Jim Nordgren
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Date: 3/29/21 2:44 pm
From: Stephen Spector <charsjs...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Rusty Blackbirds, N RW Swallows
From Steve Spector, Eisenhower Park, Milford, 3/29/22 4 Rusty Blackbirds, 5 N Rough-winged Seallows

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Date: 3/29/21 12:50 pm
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Glossy ibis- Madison
Meant to add at hammonasset beach state park. Was just too excited I forgot that lol

Monica

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> 13 glossy ibis in wet field across from swan pond in west end.
>
> Monica Nichols
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Date: 3/29/21 12:46 pm
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Glossy ibis- Madison
13 glossy ibis in wet field across from swan pond in west end.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/29/21 10:56 am
From: Ed Haesche via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Blue Heron Hammo
In pond across from Swan Pond


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Date: 3/29/21 9:08 am
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland fairgrounds
Any update as to whether the Blue Winged Teal are still at the fairgrounds in Portland today?

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/29/21 7:39 am
From: Robert Jase via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown headed Cowbirds New Britain
Had a pair show up Saturday & Sunday -didn't see any last year
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Date: 3/29/21 5:45 am
From: Donna Rose Smith <drsmith006...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY Chipping Sparrow
So happy to my FOY Chipping sparrow at the feeding staition this morning.Donna Rose SmithWoodbury, CT
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Date: 3/28/21 4:04 pm
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black Headed Gull
Black Headed Gull and Female Ruddy Duck at Captain's Cove. Bridgeport at 5:30pm.   Paul Cashman.    Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 3/28/21 1:43 pm
From: Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DEEP marina open today?
Could head that way next- not familiar w if gated or not.
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Date: 3/28/21 1:30 pm
From: Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Teal Portland still
A little rain, a little fog, friendly birders to help get your eyes on
them!
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Date: 3/28/21 12:07 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...>
Subject: [CT Birds] COA Warbler Workshop registration link reopened
It’s Warbler Time! REGISTRATION REOPENED
COA Zoom Workshop, April 25, 2021 at 7PM

Get ready for the waves of warblers that hit Connecticut in May with this
upcoming Connecticut Ornithological Association Warbler Workshop presented
online by Chris Wood. Tips on when and where to look for warblers in
Connecticut during Spring migration, and how to narrow the identification
challenges, will be illustrated and explained. Chris has birded
Connecticut for over 45 years and has photographed 34 of the 38 warbler
species known to have occurred in Connecticut, as well as several more
species in Arizona and Central America. Wood Warblers (family Parulidae)
are one of North American birders’ favorite bird families, displaying a
fascinating variety of plumages, songs, behaviors, and character. Join us
for this entertaining and informative Workshop and be ready for the May
migration.

Registration is now open. To register, please visit:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9DEkZLDFS4Cz7sVstpb6SA

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Date: 3/28/21 9:59 am
From: <paulcashman26...> <paulcashman26...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cal. Gull.
California Gull at Bradley Point in West Haven. 7: 10am.    Paul Cashman.     Bridgeport. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Date: 3/28/21 9:03 am
From: Deirdra Wallin <deirdrawallin...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Issue: If You Usually Do Not Get Emails
Yes-thank you! These are my favorite emails 😊🦆😊

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 11:53 AM Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
wrote:

> Thank YOU, Roy, for all the dedication and hours of work in making this
> important listserv available for all of us.
>
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, CT
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 11:27 AM Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> wrote:
>
> > There were a many subscribers to CTBirds who preferred not to receive any
> > of the email, neither individual messages nor the Digest. Some people
> read
> > the list online. Others had multiple email addresses and wanted to be
> able
> > to submit posts from any of them, but only receive messages to one.
> >
> > Everyone set up that way is now getting email again. Sorry about that!
> >
> > If you were subscribed but not receiving email, but you are seeing this,
> > please let me know so I can fix it.
> >
> > Thanks for everyone's patience.
> >
> > Good birding!
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Date: 3/28/21 8:53 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: CTBirds Issue: If You Usually Do Not Get Emails
Thank YOU, Roy, for all the dedication and hours of work in making this
important listserv available for all of us.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT


On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 11:27 AM Roy Harvey <rmharvey...> wrote:

> There were a many subscribers to CTBirds who preferred not to receive any
> of the email, neither individual messages nor the Digest. Some people read
> the list online. Others had multiple email addresses and wanted to be able
> to submit posts from any of them, but only receive messages to one.
>
> Everyone set up that way is now getting email again. Sorry about that!
>
> If you were subscribed but not receiving email, but you are seeing this,
> please let me know so I can fix it.
>
> Thanks for everyone's patience.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Roy Harvey
> CTBirds admin/moderator
> Beacon Falls, CT
> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA)
> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.
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Date: 3/28/21 8:26 am
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] CTBirds Issue: If You Usually Do Not Get Emails
There were a many subscribers to CTBirds who preferred not to receive any of the email, neither individual messages nor the Digest.  Some people read the list online.  Others had multiple email addresses and wanted to be able to submit posts from any of them, but only receive messages to one.

Everyone set up that way is now getting email again.  Sorry about that!

If you were subscribed but not receiving email, but you are seeing this, please let me know so I can fix it.

Thanks for everyone's patience.

Good birding!

Roy Harvey
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Beacon Falls, CT
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Date: 3/28/21 7:03 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Pecks mill pond teal
Monica,
As of 10am this morning, I saw no Teal (no ducks at all) on Peck’s Pond in Stratford. Linda and I had found the pair of Blue-winged Teal (and a pair of GW Teal) there yesterday.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Mar 28, 2021, at 7:43 AM, Nichols Photography <manichols1993...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> If anyone is going to look for the Blue Winged Teal seen at Pecks Mill Pond yesterday, can you please let me know if they are still there? I would like to try for them this afternoon or maybe tomorrow if they are still around.
>
> Thanks
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/28/21 6:50 am
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] California Gull
Adult on beach at Bradley Point, W Haven
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Date: 3/28/21 6:18 am
From: Thomas Kelly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey
FOY Osprey dressing up nest east of  Guilford dock boat launch Tom Kelly Guilford
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Date: 3/28/21 5:44 am
From: Tim via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds Blue-winged Teal
3/28/2021 - Portland Fairgrounds- 4 Blue-winged Teal. 2 males seen from main gate. A pair seen from the pull off east of the pavilion. 8:15-8:40 am.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Date: 3/28/21 5:07 am
From: Forrest Wickman <forrestwickman...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Pecks mill pond teal
No idea. This may or may not be relevant, but I’ve been meaning to tell
this list: I saw two Blue-Winged Teal—male and female—in Captain’s Cove
around 6 PM yesterday. (It was a surprise to me: I was looking for the
Black-Headed Gull, which I didn’t see.) No idea whether they might still be
there or whether they might have been the same two, or whether they might
be the two from Portland Fairgrounds the day before.

Forrest Wickman
Glastonbury

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 7:46 AM Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
wrote:

> Hi all-
>
> If anyone is going today to look for the Blue Winged Teal at Pecks Mill
> Pond, can you let me know if they are there? I would like to try for them
> either this afternoon or possibly tomorrow.
>
> Thanks
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/28/21 4:45 am
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pecks mill pond teal
Hi all-

If anyone is going today to look for the Blue Winged Teal at Pecks Mill Pond, can you let me know if they are there? I would like to try for them either this afternoon or possibly tomorrow.

Thanks

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/28/21 4:43 am
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pecks mill pond teal
Hi all,

If anyone is going to look for the Blue Winged Teal seen at Pecks Mill Pond yesterday, can you please let me know if they are still there? I would like to try for them this afternoon or maybe tomorrow if they are still around.

Thanks

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/27/21 8:35 pm
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Problems With the CTBirds List
We have been having problems with subscribers to CTBirds having their subscriptions disabled without real reasons.

I have taken measures that should provide temporary relief while the problem gets sorted out.

That includes re-enabling 187 disabled subscriptions.

Thank you all for your patience.

Good birding!


Roy


Roy Harvey  
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Date: 3/27/21 6:23 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo <closcalz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] California and Bonaparte's Gulls
We went to the Oyster River mouth in West Haven near low tide (around 4:30 pm) this afternoon and counted 41 Bonaparte’s Gulls roosting on an open sand bar. We looked for, but did not see, Little or Black-headed Gull in the flock. From there, we went to Bradley Point and located the California Gull (thank you to the kind birder who gave us a general idea of its location as she was leaving) reported earlier in the afternoon by Julian H. As promised, we then went to Sandy Point Beach and Bird Sanctuary and collected garbage from the sand bar and marsh edge. In two hours, we filled four large garbage bags! Another group was there before us and collected a good bit of garbage as well, so the point is looking pretty good at the moment. It will be interesting to see how the nesting season goes there this year.

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,
Woodbridge

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Date: 3/27/21 3:46 pm
From: Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut College Arboretum
Spent an hour or so this evening at Connecticut College Arboretum in New London...lovely place!

Highlights were Eastern Phoebe, Barred Owl, Field Sparrow, and several Golden-crowned Kinglets.

Jim and Kerrie Stanton
Gales Ferry
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Date: 3/27/21 3:31 pm
From: Cynthia Ehlinger <cynthia.ehlinger...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Scholarship application for teen birder due 4/10
Now accepting teen applications for

Connecticut Ornithological Association’s

Zepko Audubon Camp Scholarship

Monhegan and Hog Island Birding for Teens

July 18-23, 2021

Designed for ages 14-17 only

Application deadline April 10, 2021

This 6-day, 5-night Audubon program on Hog Island in Maine allows young
birders to connect with people their own age, learn field identification
and explore bird ecology. An emphasis will be placed on field journals, the
Maine Bird Atlas and seabird conservation. A tour of the Mad River Decoys
by Audubon workshop will be provided, including a paint-your-own decoy
activity. Teens will learn about conservation projects around the world and
see how decoys are used to restore bird species.

All campers must comply with the strict camp COVID-19 Camp Guidelines | Hog
Island Audubon Camp

– Please read https://hogisland.audubon.org/covid-19guidelines
<https://hogisland.audubon.org/covid-19guidelines?fbclid=IwAR1fi4r0YXz9qki_C8wNlv6l4JcUIBS1R7IG7bzw4qQY97LygUBGT97_xsI>
before applying.

Details and application link at https://www.ctbirding.org/news/
<https://www.ctbirding.org/news/?fbclid=IwAR2t6vgD0-FRMAa2OEFDkmvIwRGYJ2xhkAhwNHDxiwx3Yfd0woIow1hEB9Y>

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Date: 3/27/21 2:25 pm
From: Jerilyn Duefrene <kaymad143...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Shingle Mill Pond
I went to the Shingle Mill Pond this morning (3/27) and saw the following
"highlight" birds:

Red-Headed Woodpeckers (2)
Immature Bald Eagle
Eastern Phoebe

Jeri Duefrene
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Date: 3/27/21 2:14 pm
From: Sean Milnes via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Bolton Notch
Two Pine Warblers
Tree Swallow
Minimum of 8 Eastern Phoebe’s

Nice to hear singing Warblers again

Sean
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Date: 3/27/21 1:55 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colchester Deck
3/27/21- Colchester Deck- 6:45-7:45AM-24 species - continuing Eastern Phoebe, nesting pair of Red-shouldered Hawks and Carolina Wrens, and 4 of the 5 woodpeckers seen here- Pileated, Downy, Red-bellied, Northern Flicker. At 1PM- the 5th- male Hairy. Ernie
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Date: 3/27/21 12:22 pm
From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cali Gull - West Haven
Ad California Gull at Bradley Point. Now in alternate plumage. Lost all the head streaking and bill yellow. Bill tip pattern and P10 pattern identify it as the same bird from January.
Still present at 3:20 out on small sandbank to the right of the inlet but several people around so may flush.

Julian HoughNew Haven

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Date: 3/27/21 11:47 am
From: James Hunter <hunterj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey blackrock
March 27, 2021 @ 2:40pm Blackrock, CT

Osprey currently sitting on nest overlooking ash creek at the Metro Open Space.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT.

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Date: 3/27/21 11:45 am
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Phoebe
Behind Peck place school playground in orange my FOY eastern phoebe singing in trees.
Bev Propen, orange
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Date: 3/27/21 10:26 am
From: Susan Edwards <susanburtedwards...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey Rowayton
Osprey back in nest on piling off Crescent Beach in Rowayton. Susan Edwards

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Date: 3/27/21 10:13 am
From: Sandi Jones <frogcop...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Kestrels and Osprey
The Suffield WMA yesterday: Second kestrel arrived - a breeding pair last season had 2-4 fledges that stayed together all summer until late into the fall.
The Suffield Osprey (nesting here) also was seen yesterday near there. Red Shouldered hawk and multiple turkey vultures.
Some In town reporting phoebes showing up.

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Today's Topics:

1. Tree Swallows (Joe Bear)
2. DEEP Marine HQ Closed (Peter Grose)
3. Kestrels (Mary Beth Kaeser)
4. Colebrook Feeders (William Hobbie)
5. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Strstford (Sara Zagorski)
6. Eastern Phoebe (Jim Stanton)
7. Re: Stratford Herons - caution (Frank Mantlik)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 08:18:45 -0400
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
To: "<ctbirds...>" <ctbirds...>
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3/27, 8:15am- Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. Three Tree Swallows over the blue stem meadow field.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Go GATORS!

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
-John Muir

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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 08:37:37 -0400
From: Peter Grose <pgrose53...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DEEP Marine HQ Closed
To: <ctbirds...>
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There is Police Academy trading taking place all day on the HQ grounds, so no access to Bittern

Peter Grose
Coventry

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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 09:01:27 -0400
From: Mary Beth Kaeser <horizonwingsraptorrehab...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrels
To: Birds CT <ctbirds...>
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Has anyone seen the kestrels back at Spring Manor yet? Their nest box is all set and waiting.-- Mary-Beth Kaeser Owner, Horizon Wings
9 Sand Hill Rd
Ashford Ct 06278
860-429-2181 860-481-0525
www.horizonwings. <http://www.horizonwings.net>org " The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi

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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 10:09:00 -0400
From: William Hobbie <whobbie3...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Feeders
To: CT Bird List <ctbirds...>
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Had 2 RBN at the peanut feeder this morning.. Thought they were long gone by this point

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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 11:08:24 -0400
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Strstford
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Four Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, along with one Black-crowned Night-Heron, in Access Rd pool behind building 611 in Stratford.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 11:21:30 -0400
From: Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe
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FOY Eastern Phoebe heard singing this morning in Gales Ferry. Signs of spring!

Jim and Kerrie Stanton
Gales Ferry

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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 12:12:21 -0400
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Stratford Herons - caution
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Sara Z. reported this. Unfortunately this site is private property, and should not have been advertised. Also, disturbance of the roosting herons here by many birders and photographers could certainly cause the birds to abandon this protected roost site. Please refrain from visiting, and from too close an approach.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

>> Four Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, along with one Black-crowned Night-Heron, in Access Rd pool behind building 611 in Stratford.
>>
>> Sara Zagorski



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Date: 3/27/21 9:12 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Stratford Herons - caution
Sara Z. reported this. Unfortunately this site is private property, and should not have been advertised. Also, disturbance of the roosting herons here by many birders and photographers could certainly cause the birds to abandon this protected roost site. Please refrain from visiting, and from too close an approach.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

>> Four Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, along with one Black-crowned Night-Heron, in Access Rd pool behind building 611 in Stratford.
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Date: 3/27/21 8:21 am
From: Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe
FOY Eastern Phoebe heard singing this morning in Gales Ferry. Signs of spring!

Jim and Kerrie Stanton
Gales Ferry
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Date: 3/27/21 8:09 am
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Strstford
Four Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, along with one Black-crowned Night-Heron, in Access Rd pool behind building 611 in Stratford.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 3/27/21 7:09 am
From: William Hobbie <whobbie3...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Feeders
Had 2 RBN at the peanut feeder this morning.. Thought they were long gone
by this point
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Date: 3/27/21 6:02 am
From: Mary Beth Kaeser <horizonwingsraptorrehab...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kestrels
Has anyone seen the kestrels back at Spring Manor yet? Their nest box is
all set and waiting.--
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Owner, Horizon Wings
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Ashford Ct 06278
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Date: 3/27/21 5:38 am
From: Peter Grose <pgrose53...>
Subject: [CT Birds] DEEP Marine HQ Closed
There is Police Academy trading taking place all day on the HQ grounds, so no access to Bittern

Peter Grose
Coventry

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Date: 3/27/21 5:19 am
From: Joe Bear <joebear.gator...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Tree Swallows
3/27, 8:15am- Allen’s Meadow, Wilton. Three Tree Swallows over the blue stem meadow field.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Date: 3/26/21 5:03 pm
From: Chris Loscalzo <closcalz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point/Morse Point cleanup event
Marianne and I are going to Sandy Point in West Haven tomorrow at 5 pm to pick up garbage off the beach and sand bar. Anyone who wishes to help out is welcome to join us. We’ll have plenty of large trash bags and extra gloves. If interested, meet us at the parking lot at 5 pm. Thanks.
Chris Loscalzo,
Woodbridge

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Date: 3/26/21 2:54 pm
From: Audubon Bent <bentoftheriver...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Palm Warbler, Woodbury
Russ Naylor just called to report a Palm Warbler in a yard on Orton Lane in
Woodbury.
Curious what else this SW winds may bring.

Ken Elkins
Shelton, CT
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Date: 3/26/21 2:18 pm
From: Alec Wiggin <alec...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy Egret
3:00pm on mudflats along Saugatuck River, just south of town near park.

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Date: 3/26/21 1:16 pm
From: Abby Sesselberg <abbyks222...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Southport Beach
3:00 pm had an adult Lesser Black-backed, a Bonaparte’s, and a first cycle Iceland gull. Iceland still here. All near creek outlet, low tide.

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Faifield





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Date: 3/26/21 12:46 pm
From: George Amato <gamato...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler at Milford Point
Pine Warbler at Milford Point with Golden-crowned Kinglets and Phoebes.

George Amato
Milford

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Date: 3/26/21 10:28 am
From: Paul Smith <psmith29...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Portland snipe/teal?
Snipe - yes
Teal - no

Paul Smith
New Haven, CT

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> Any update since early this morning whether the Wilson’s snipe and blue winged teal are still at the Portland fairgrounds?
>
> Thanks
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
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Date: 3/26/21 9:53 am
From: Nichols Photography <manichols1993...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Portland snipe/teal?
Any update since early this morning whether the Wilson’s snipe and blue winged teal are still at the Portland fairgrounds?

Thanks

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Date: 3/26/21 8:45 am
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik...>
Subject: [CT Birds] E. MEADOWLARK - Stratford Pt
3/26. Stratford, Stratford Point - cool wind and dense fog. Singing EASTERN MEADOWLARK, first found this morn by Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe, it’s still present as of 11:00am. Also 1 E. Phoebe, GC Kinglet, Brown Creeper, and lots of Robins and blackbirds. Birds obviously migrated overnight and got knocked down coastally by the dense fog.

Frank Mantlik

Stratford

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Date: 3/26/21 6:48 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Brown Creepers Singing
7:30 this morning - 2 brown creepers singing, trees in my yard.  1 Fox Sparrow.Angela Dimmitt,  New Milford
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Date: 3/26/21 6:47 am
From: julian hough <jrhough1...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Crazy birding stories - Part Deux

Following up on Severin's post last week, it was again a lot of fun chatting with the Naturally Adventurous guys about the craziest things I've done in pursuit of birds!

People (Severin!) may be interested to know i managed to get through TWO stories this week. Lol!



Last week's was their most popular episode to date, so thanks to the CT birders that tuned in or reached out to support their Patreon page. Hope you enjoyed the adventures as much as I did reliving them.

This week it's twitching vagrant Eared Quetzals in Arizona and tracking down the now likely extinct Slender-billed Curlews in North Africa.

https://anchor.fm/ken-behrens/episodes/Episode-32-Charley--Ken-welcome-Julian-Hough-back-to-the-show-ethfmt



Julian Hough,

New Haven

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Date: 3/26/21 6:39 am
From: William Hobbie <whobbie3...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Colebrook Farm
I realize that my birds are late to the party but I think spring has
started in the Northwest Corner.

Heard 2 Eastern Phoebes call as I left for work this AM.

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Date: 3/26/21 5:42 am
From: Nicolas Main <nicolasmain58...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Little Pond Boardwalk Updates + Highlights
Had a very enjoyable experience today out on the boardwalk in Litchfield.
Humid morning with fog made for a great springtime feel.

The trail remains open to the public! Just have to follow a one way path
and wear a mask when other walkers are around.

A large flock of about (65) Wood Docks, a lonely American Coot, (4) Fox
Sparrows, one Horned Grebe out on water, along with one Virginia Rail
calling and seen!
No Marsh Wrens present quite yet

As I write this email with Brown Creepers singing around me, I say: Good
birding and happy spring! Checklist with details below
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84113936

Nicolas Main
Litchfield, CT
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Date: 3/26/21 4:57 am
From: Jannie Shapiro <jshapiro30...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue wing teals and snipes at Portland fairgrounds
The blue wing teals are still at Portland fairgrounds in far end of the
pool near parking lot.
Jannie Shapiro
Cromwell
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Date: 3/25/21 4:30 pm
From: Jerilyn Duefrene <kaymad143...>
Subject: [CT Birds] American Bittern continues
The American Bittern continues at the Old Lyme DEEP. Seems it loves it
there, he has the whole place to himself. :-)

There is a Great Egret there now too, 2nd day I have seen it.

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Date: 3/25/21 3:46 pm
From: Paul Plotnick <pdplot2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stamford harbor
4 pm. West branch Stamford harbor from boardwalk. 6 Long-Tailed ducks, 3
Brant, usual gulls and a Mallard X Shoveler? Also a few Fiddler Crabs.
East branch near marina - 6 Canada Geese, one male Gadwall, 4 Buffleheads,
pair Mallards, 6 probably Lesser Scaup.
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Date: 3/25/21 3:11 pm
From: Carl Benson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Salem pond!
Is Salem also known as Horse Pond??

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5:32:22 PM EDT, Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:

3/25/21- Salem pond on Old New London Tpke.- 4:40PM- 50+ Ring-Necked Ducks; Canada Goose (4 pr.); Great Blue heron (2) { but this is a rookery, have been as many as 14 nests}; Bald Eagle ( 3rd year).  Ernie
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Date: 3/25/21 2:59 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] One More


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Forgot to mention also an audio Virginia Rail at the Newberry Road section.

Paul Desjardins
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Date: 3/25/21 2:51 pm
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birder on Berry lane
What a great book! I’m very much enjoying it so far. Gave a copy to a friend.
Bev Propen
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Date: 3/25/21 2:33 pm
From: James Bair <james.bair...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammo Swan Pond 3-24 Correction
When I wrote that the DEP addled the swan eggs, I recall a conversation
with a DEP officer on the subject. I do not think they successfully did
it often. It was not easy, but it was a solution that he spoke of.

Jim Bair
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Date: 3/25/21 2:32 pm
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Salem pond!
3/25/21- Salem pond on Old New London Tpke.- 4:40PM- 50+ Ring-Necked Ducks; Canada Goose (4 pr.); Great Blue heron (2) { but this is a rookery, have been as many as 14 nests}; Bald Eagle ( 3rd year). Ernie
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Date: 3/25/21 2:28 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor


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This afternoon seen at the Newberry Road section continuing 3 Northern Shovelers among other waterfowl and seen off Vibert Road f o y Wilson’s Snipe.

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Date: 3/25/21 2:27 pm
From: James Bair <james.bair...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammo Swan Pond 3-24
Regarding Mute Swans in Connecticut, I just have a few anecdotes from
the seventies. I was in the Coast Guard in New London and often worked
with the DEP (now DEEP) on pollution issues. Back then the DEP did addle
Mute Swan eggs. They would not hatch, but the swans would keep brooding
until they finally gave up. I am not sure if the DEEP still does it.

Even back then most people viewed the swans romantically. Once, when a
boater ran into a Mute Swan and killed it, we got a few calls asking us
to apprehend the boater. We explained that no law was broken and the
Mute Swans were not protected. Now I live in New Haven County, but it
does seem to me that the population at least in the western part of the
state has stabilized. That is not necessarily a good thing, but they are
large and quite territorial, so they may have reached a limit here.
Maybe someone from the DEEP can shed some light.

Jim Bair
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Date: 3/25/21 12:02 pm
From: John Weeks <aerie.john...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Simsbury - partially leucistic Robin
This afternoon at Hopmeadow Golf Course in Simsbury, we spotted an American Robin with snowy-white primary feathers on both wings. Dazzling! (Almost made up for the Red Crossbills we think we heard, but didn’t see.)

John Weeks
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North Granby, CT




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Date: 3/25/21 11:20 am
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-wing Teal, Portland
Two blue-wing teal swimming in pond at Portland Fairgrounds, found earlier today by Jack Halibozek, continuing at 2:15 pm.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Date: 3/25/21 11:19 am
From: Edward Grzeda <eegrzeda...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Black-headed gull
Present now at Captains Cove, Bridgeport. Feeding out in near side of main channel by H dock with ring-billed gulls.

Ed Grzeda, Fairfield

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Date: 3/25/21 10:47 am
From: bob roberts via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Zoom: Birder on Berry Lane
presentation on Birder on Berry Lane: Three Acres, Twelve Months, and Thousands of Birds
or contact Norfolk Library, CT ( website for link)CT author talks about birds in his woodlot and yardTonight  5 : 30 pmhttp://www.norfolklibrary.org/events/author-talk-robert-tougias-birder-on-berry-lane-three-acres-twelve-months-thousands-of-birds/  



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Date: 3/25/21 10:19 am
From: Gregory Hanisek <ctgregh...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Pine Warbler Middlebury
A newly arrived Pine Warbler wa singing in (of course) an Eastern White
Pine within the last hour at Sperry Pond in Middlebury.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: 3/25/21 8:16 am
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammo swan pond 3-24
Andy,

This is not a direct answer to your question really, but there are plenty
of Mute Swans still around. I cringe every time I see them in numbers at
places like Milford Point, New Haven Harbor, or the mouth of the
Connecticut River, where they obviously directly compete with many species
of native waterfowl at these important sites. I wouldn't be surprised if
agencies around here have to deal with non-science-based backlash from the
animal rights community; I know this has been a problem in other states.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 9:54 AM Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...>
wrote:

> Hi Cindy et al.,
>
> This question is more for the entire group, but as a new Connecticut
> resident, I am curious to what degree the state is working to control the
> Mute Swan population. I know that this invasive, exotic species is
> aggressively targeted in the Mid-Atlantic (especially Maryland, Delaware,
> and New Jersey), with oiling of eggs and other means.
>
> Second question: does the Mute Swan population in CT seem to be
> increasing, decreasing, or stable? Nowadays in Delaware they are becoming a
> species that takes a bit of work for the year-list birding “tick.”
>
> All the best & good birding,
> Andy
>
>
>
> --
> Andy McGann
> New Haven, CT
>
> > On Mar 25, 2021, at 7:14 AM, Cindy Bailey <cabbie337...> wrote:
> >
> > There were 8 adult mute swans in the pond Weds. afternoon. We have been
> monitoring that pond for more years than I can say and have never seen more
> than a nesting pair with its offspring. Since last year's pair both died,
> we have been wondering if there would be a nesting pair this year. A single
> swan arrived on March 19, then left. And then voila! 8 appeared.
> >
> > Cindy Bailey, Madison
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Date: 3/25/21 7:33 am
From: John D Babington <davewb07...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Eastern Phoebe -Washington, CT
Sitting at my computer here in Washington, CT and noted an Eastern Phoebe sitting on the branch of a tree wagging it's tail. The Phoebe just flew off.
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Date: 3/25/21 7:14 am
From: Chris Elphick <elphick...>
Subject: [CT Birds] atlas data; house sparrows and rock pigeons
Hi everyone,
Although we often pay little attention to introduced species, we are very interested in collecting atlas data for all species that breed in the state. And, it turns out that there are some really intriguing questions about some of the introduced species. Given that nesting is well underway for both house sparrows and rock pigeons, I've written blog posts about both this week and want to encourage people to submit any breeding evidence for these species - and maybe even take a little bit of time to search for them in undersampled blocks over the next few weeks.  For more on why this will be valuable, check out the posts:
House sparrows:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2021/03/22/chasing-sparrows/
Rock pigeons: http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/index.php/2021/03/25/in-search-of-pigeons/
Thanks,Chris


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Date: 3/25/21 6:54 am
From: Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammo swan pond 3-24
Hi Cindy et al.,

This question is more for the entire group, but as a new Connecticut resident, I am curious to what degree the state is working to control the Mute Swan population. I know that this invasive, exotic species is aggressively targeted in the Mid-Atlantic (especially Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey), with oiling of eggs and other means.

Second question: does the Mute Swan population in CT seem to be increasing, decreasing, or stable? Nowadays in Delaware they are becoming a species that takes a bit of work for the year-list birding “tick.”

All the best & good birding,
Andy



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Andy McGann
New Haven, CT

> On Mar 25, 2021, at 7:14 AM, Cindy Bailey <cabbie337...> wrote:
>
> There were 8 adult mute swans in the pond Weds. afternoon. We have been monitoring that pond for more years than I can say and have never seen more than a nesting pair with its offspring. Since last year's pair both died, we have been wondering if there would be a nesting pair this year. A single swan arrived on March 19, then left. And then voila! 8 appeared.
>
> Cindy Bailey, Madison
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Date: 3/25/21 4:14 am
From: Cindy Bailey <cabbie337...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo swan pond 3-24
There were 8 adult mute swans in the pond Weds. afternoon. We have been
monitoring that pond for more years than I can say and have never seen
more than a nesting pair with its offspring. Since last year's pair both
died, we have been wondering if there would be a nesting pair this year.
A single swan arrived on March 19, then left. And then voila! 8 appeared.

Cindy Bailey, Madison

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Date: 3/24/21 6:34 pm
From: Liz Jaffin <lizjaffin...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question
I had a robins’s nest behind my porch light a few years ago. Four nestlings that disappeared one by one! I heard the robins sounding very agitated one evening and rushed outside to see the last baby being carried off by a crow. If I see them starting to build there again, I plan to cover up the light.

Liz
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> On Mar 23, 2021, at 7:45 PM, Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...> wrote:
>
> Also, chipmunks and squirrels are voracious egg eaters.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 23, 2021, at 5:40 PM, khall3296 <khall3296...> wrote:
>>
>> I have the same situation. I get all excited for babies then seemingly overnight eggs disappear. Have not identified the culprit but don't trust the house sparrows. The robins do appear to re-nest in the woods.
>> -------- Original message --------From: <goldin-perschbacher...> Date: 3/23/21 5:34 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question Mine was raided by a crow, it also got a blue jay's. A snake may also havebeen at work. I have seen several snakes already this spring. J. Philip Perschbacher This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For list rules and subscription information visit https://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/ct-birds-email-list/
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Date: 3/24/21 12:50 pm
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Long Wharf New Haven - Iceland Gull
Long Wharf New Haven - 1 Second Cycle Iceland Gull near the food trucks. I
went looking for the leucistic Ring-billed Gull and instead found an
Iceland.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Date: 3/24/21 9:11 am
From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: 3/24/21 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wrens
Funny you should mention the ‘rare’ designation in eBird for Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I had one visiting at my suet and peanut feeders for all of January this year and I was submitting eBird reports for it nearly every day, until the last day of January when I last saw the bird.

The very next day, February 1st, the eBird ‘rare bird alert’ email began to list Ruby-crowned Kinglet reports. I suspect that the ‘rare’ tag had something to do with the month – perhaps sightings from February and March are few enough that eBird flags them as ‘rare’ during those months?

Do any of our reviewers know if this is how eBird works in this case of a bird that is common during some months and not during others?

---Chuck Imbergamo
Madison


From: Gina Nichol
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06 AM
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Subject: [CT Birds] 3/24/21 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wrens

Lots of spring song this morning at Lake Saltonstall. Two Ruby-crowned
Kinglets (ebird says rare?), 4 Winter Wrens in the forest, and 4 Field
Sparrows singing in the powerline. Eastern Phoebe noticeably absent.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S84001089

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT


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Date: 3/24/21 8:16 am
From: Ernest Harris via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] dissuading nest 'invaders'
3/24/21 We have used BOBBEX to keep rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks away from plants. Might this be effective, when sprayed at the base of shrubs, to keep chipmunks away from bird nests? Ernie
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Date: 3/24/21 8:05 am
From: Gina Nichol <gina...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 3/24/21 - Branford, Lake Saltonstall -- Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Winter Wrens
Lots of spring song this morning at Lake Saltonstall. Two Ruby-crowned
Kinglets (ebird says rare?), 4 Winter Wrens in the forest, and 4 Field
Sparrows singing in the powerline. Eastern Phoebe noticeably absent.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S84001089

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT


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Date: 3/23/21 4:50 pm
From: Tom Baptist <tbaptist47n...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question
Also, chipmunks and squirrels are voracious egg eaters.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 23, 2021, at 5:40 PM, khall3296 <khall3296...> wrote:
>
> I have the same situation. I get all excited for babies then seemingly overnight eggs disappear. Have not identified the culprit but don't trust the house sparrows. The robins do appear to re-nest in the woods.
> -------- Original message --------From: <goldin-perschbacher...> Date: 3/23/21 5:34 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question Mine was raided by a crow, it also got a blue jay's. A snake may also havebeen at work. I have seen several snakes already this spring. J. Philip Perschbacher This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For list rules and subscription information visit https://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/ct-birds-email-list/
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Date: 3/23/21 4:28 pm
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] FOY E.Phoebe My Yard
Also for those interested, a Red Bat and tonight a Big Brown Bat.Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Date: 3/23/21 3:26 pm
From: Dana Campbell <dana.l.campbell...>
Subject: [CT Birds] E. Phoebe, E. Hartford
FOY Eastern Phoebe heard while doing yard work in East Hartford.
Also had a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks screeching and circling all day.
Seems like they were protecting their nesting territory, as these hawks
have nested in the woods and wetlands behind my house for years.
Watched 3 Red-tailed Hawks doing aerial acrobatics in Manchester while I
was stopped at a light near Buckland Hills Mall. Probable territorial
dispute.
Nesting time for buteos is coming right up!
Dana
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Date: 3/23/21 3:09 pm
From: Jim Stanton <jimstanton36...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Haley Farm Towhee
FOY Eastern Towhee this evening at Haley Farm State Park in Groton.

Jim Stanton
Groton
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Date: 3/23/21 2:40 pm
From: khall3296 <khall3296...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question
I have the same situation. I get all excited for babies then seemingly overnight eggs disappear. Have not identified the culprit but don't trust the house sparrows. The robins do appear to re-nest in the woods. 
-------- Original message --------From: <goldin-perschbacher...> Date: 3/23/21 5:34 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question Mine was raided by a crow, it also got a blue jay's. A snake may also havebeen at work. I have seen several snakes already this spring. J. Philip Perschbacher This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut.For list rules and subscription information visit https://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/ct-birds-email-list/
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Date: 3/23/21 2:33 pm
From: <goldin-perschbacher...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question
Mine was raided by a crow, it also got a blue jay's. A snake may also have
been at work. I have seen several snakes already this spring.



J. Philip Perschbacher



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Date: 3/23/21 1:31 pm
From: Dan Rottino <rottino...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Am Bittern, Red Crossbill Old Lyme
This afternoon at the DEP Marine headquarters in Old Lyme the AMERICAN BITTERN continues in the marsh along with a Northern Harrier, some Green-winged Teal, a Wood Duck, and several close up beavers. A single continuing Red Crossbill was seen on the ground feeding on a pine cone.

Dan Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Date: 3/23/21 12:44 pm
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks


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F O Y Chipping Sparrow in my back yard this afternoon. This is the third time I have seen this species in March from my back yard.

Paul Desjardins

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Date: 3/23/21 10:32 am
From: George Amato <gamato...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey on platform at Milford Point
Osprey just landed on the new platform at Milford Point.

George Amato
Milford

George Amato, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Conservation Genomics
Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics
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212-769-5736
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Date: 3/23/21 9:33 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hoary Redpoll

Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in a new article. https://birdcallsradio.com/hoary-redpoll-at-last/

Stay healthy at a distance, strong, safe and positive. Happy Birding.

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
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Date: 3/23/21 8:07 am
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
I heard a robin singing for the first time at 6:30 this morning - not seen one on the lawn yet.  My robins nesting in a rhododendron by the house two years ago also lost their eggs to something.  They left.
Angela Dimmitt,
New Milford


-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
To: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Cc: COA - Connecticut Ornithological Association <ctbirds...>
Sent: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 8:34 am
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question

My locals are here in spades, Paul, and have been for a couple of weeks but
I'm near the shoreline.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT


On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 8:31 AM Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
wrote:

>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> Bev, if in fact it is the same robin returning and nesting in the same
> location I doubt it’s memory is so good that it can recall the loss of it’s
> eggs from the previous year. One has to realize the stakes so often are
> against a successful nesting. Fortunately being double brooded helps in
> this situation. B T W I have noticed this year in my area robins are late
> in arriving in numbers. As an example, recently along a two mile or so
> drive along Main Street in South Windsor I noted only one robin when
> normally a dozen or more should have been present. Also, still waiting for
> my locals to show up!
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
>
>
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Date: 3/23/21 8:06 am
From: teustis killingworthlibrary.org <teustis...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: robin question
I'm curious about that as well. We had multiple orioles nesting in our woods last year, whose nests/young were all wiped out by a red-tailed hawk. We'll see if they return to the area, or move elsewhere. (The orioles have nested in various trees around our house for the past 10 years, never in exactly the same spot. But they never had that kind of trauma before, either.)

Tammy Eustis
Chester

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From: Beverly Propen <bpropen...>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 9:07 PM
To: Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] robin question

For the past two years I have had a robin nesting in my front
rhododendron bush- it's very thick, so it provides good cover. Not sure if
it's the same returning bird, but the nest has been in the same location in
the bush.
I can watch it from the front window. However after the eggs are laid, the
next day , the eggs are all gone. I figure a small local predator has
watched it, and then takes the eggs.
My question is - If this is the same nesting bird...how many years will it
continue to build a nest in the same location, when its eggs are taken?
Does it remember from year to year, that its eggs were taken?
Bev Propen, Orange
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Date: 3/23/21 7:19 am
From: Dixie Sanderson <dixie.sanderson...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
Last week we had a nice large flock arrive here at our house by Shell Beach in Guilford.


I usually have them documented a couple of weeks earlier than they arrived this year.



Dixie
Leete's Island
Guilford

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From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:31 AM
To: COA - Connecticut Ornithological Association <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question



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

Bev, if in fact it is the same robin returning and nesting in the same location I doubt it’s memory is so good that it can recall the loss of it’s eggs from the previous year. One has to realize the stakes so often are against a successful nesting. Fortunately being double brooded helps in this situation. B T W I have noticed this year in my area robins are late in arriving in numbers. As an example, recently along a two mile or so drive along Main Street in South Windsor I noted only one robin when normally a dozen or more should have been present. Also, still waiting for my locals to show up!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Date: 3/23/21 5:35 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question
My locals are here in spades, Paul, and have been for a couple of weeks but
I'm near the shoreline.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT


On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 8:31 AM Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
wrote:

>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> <paul.desjardins2...>
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> Bev, if in fact it is the same robin returning and nesting in the same
> location I doubt it’s memory is so good that it can recall the loss of it’s
> eggs from the previous year. One has to realize the stakes so often are
> against a successful nesting. Fortunately being double brooded helps in
> this situation. B T W I have noticed this year in my area robins are late
> in arriving in numbers. As an example, recently along a two mile or so
> drive along Main Street in South Windsor I noted only one robin when
> normally a dozen or more should have been present. Also, still waiting for
> my locals to show up!
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
>
>
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Date: 3/23/21 5:31 am
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Robin Question


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

Bev, if in fact it is the same robin returning and nesting in the same location I doubt it’s memory is so good that it can recall the loss of it’s eggs from the previous year. One has to realize the stakes so often are against a successful nesting. Fortunately being double brooded helps in this situation. B T W I have noticed this year in my area robins are late in arriving in numbers. As an example, recently along a two mile or so drive along Main Street in South Windsor I noted only one robin when normally a dozen or more should have been present. Also, still waiting for my locals to show up!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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