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2 Sep Rocky Hill Meadows [Justin Lawson via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Plovers [Dana Campbell via CTBirds ]
2 Sep 2 Whimbrel Stratford head east [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
2 Sep W Haven Buff-Breast, Am Golden, Wil Phalarope, Knots, Forster's [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2745, Issue 2 Monarch [Alan Scuterud via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Re: The topic is Birds, and Connecticut [Gary Lemmon via CTBirds ]
2 Sep re Butterfly [Deborah Cushman via CTBirds ]
2 Sep The topic is Birds, and Connecticut [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Re: Rocky Hill Meadows [Jack Swatt via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Rocky Hill Meadows [Jack Swatt via CTBirds ]
02 Sep Butterfly [Claudia via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Sandy Point phalarope ["Batsford, William via CTBirds" ]
2 Sep Hammo. Baird's SP [Jim via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Racebrook warblers [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Westport Highlights- Western Sandpiper [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds ]
02 Sep Wilson's Storm Petrels [Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Re: Nighthawks, close up and personal [Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds ]
2 Sep Canada Goose Observations [MIN HUANG via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Nighthawks, close up and personal [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Hamden: Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Sep 1, 2014 [Arthur Shippee via CTBirds ]
1 Sep CT Cumulative 2014 Bird List - August 31 [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Sandy Point Shorebird Bonanza - Buff, Phals, White-rumped and more [Gina Nichol via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Olive s Flycatcher [Carrier Graphics via CTBirds ]
01 Sep Re: Tagged and banded Mallards [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Re: Tagged and banded Mallards [Min Huang via CTBirds ]
01 Sep Tagged and banded Mallards [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Common Nighthawks [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds ]
1 Sep test [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds ]
1 Sep contact info if injured gull at hammo is caught [Micky Komara via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Buff-breasted back [Stefan Martin via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Meriden Landfill [Ricki Soucy via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Wood Thrush [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds ]
1 Sep New Yard Bird - Wilson's Warbler in Colchester [Dan Cimbaro via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Buff-breasted flew [Stefan Martin via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 AG Plovers ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
1 Sep Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 AG Plovers [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 AG Plovers [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds ]
01 Sep Yellow-breasted Chat [Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Wood Thrush [Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Rocky Hill Meadows - Buff-breasted [Bill Asteriades via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Rocky Hill Meadows [Bill Asteriades via CTBirds ]
1 Sep Yale's Richard Prum, "The Evolution of Beauty: From Warblers to Warhol" [Arthur Shippee via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Pictures forom Lighthouse point, 8-28-14 [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
31 Aug FW: Hooded Warbler, et al [Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Hooded Warbler, et al [Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Durham [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Osprey facts I didn't know. [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Marsh, not House Wren [Stephen Spector via CTBirds ]
31 Aug CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2 [Peter De Gennaro via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Litchfield - Philadelphia Vireo [Fran via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: Fish in the sound. [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Milford Pt Caspian Tern, Red Knots [Stephen Spector via CTBirds ]
31 Aug gannets [Frank Gallo via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Griswold point, old Lyme addition [James Sherwonit via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Viny Hill brook park, Essex warblers [James Sherwonit via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: Am. Golden-Plover, Rocky Hill Meadows [Russ Smiley via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Griswold point dowitcher [James Sherwonit via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Birds [Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Chester, 8/31 - yardbird: osprey! [Tammy Eustis via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Caspian tern, Sandy Pt [Sara Zagorski via CTBirds ]
31 Aug East Hartford - Hockanum River Linear Trail [Bill Asteriades via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2 [James Dugan via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Birds seen on Farmington River [Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: Fish in the sound [John Ogren via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Baird's Hammo [Jerry Connolly via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2 [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2 [Frank Gallo via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Milford Pt [Peter De Gennaro via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: Fish in the sound? [Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: Hammo - Baird's & White-rumped [Mark Szantyr via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Hammo - Baird's & White-rumped [John Marshall via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Am. Golden-Plover, Rocky Hill Meadows [Sara Zagorski via CTBirds ]
31 Aug Re: Fish in the sound? [Larry Flynn via CTBirds ]
30 Aug Osprey migration [Chris Elphick via CTBirds ]
30 Aug Re: Fish in the sound? [Mark Szantyr via CTBirds ]
30 Aug Re: Fish in the Sound [Sophie Zyla via CTBirds ]

Subject: Rocky Hill Meadows
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:17:09 -0400
Spent an hour or so with my 7 year old whom is doing his little big year at
Rocky Meadows 530-630. 4 Golden Plover(lifer for Owen) , Numerous Killdeer,
2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers(Owen lifer) , Least Sandpipers, and 1
White-rumped Sandpiper.

Justin Lawson
Millbury, Ma
My Wildlife Photos/Videos
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My 7yr old's "Lil" Big Year 2014 Blog
www.greatgrayowen.blogspot.com
justindlawson AT gmail.com
On Sep 2, 2014 12:05 PM, "Jack Swatt via CTBirds" <
ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Being seen now at Rocky Hill meadows:  4 American Golden plovers, 2
> Buff-breasted Sandpipers and possibly 2 Bairds Sandpipers (not 100% sure of
> the id, but a good match to juvenile plumage).
>
> Jack Swatt
> Wolcott
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Subject: Plovers
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:11:59 -0400
9/2 - East Hartford - Rentschler Field - 3 molting American Golden Plovers
amid the Mourning doves, Kildeer, and Mockingbirds on the lawn west of the
pond.
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Subject: 2 Whimbrel Stratford head east
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:46:20 -0400
From Frank Mantlik
9/2. Stratford, Sniffens Lane on Housatonic River- at 5:30 two WHIMBREL just 
headed east up the coast toward Silver Sands SP and New Haven. 


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Subject: W Haven Buff-Breast, Am Golden, Wil Phalarope, Knots, Forster's
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:36:51 -0400
From Frank Mantlik
9/2. West Haven, Sandy Point, 12:00-3:00 - 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, 1 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVER, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER (juv), 12 RED 
KNOTS, 3000 Common Terns, 3 FORSTER'S TERNS, 1 ROSEATE TERN (juv), HORNED 
GREBE, GREATER SCAUP, etc. 

All of the rare stuff was on the flats and water's edge at the very end of the 
Point proper; walk past the new butterfly garden, then left out to beach, then 
north. 

I agree with Gina that this has been my best birding day here ever, except when 
the Snowy Plover was here years ago. 


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Subject: Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2745, Issue 2 Monarch
From: Alan Scuterud via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:00:23 -0400 (EDT)
Saw our first Monarch in Old Greenwich on Saturday
AL Scuterud
Old Greenwich
 
 

Message: 3
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:38 -0400
From: Claudia 
To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Butterfly
Message-ID: 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Finally - 1 monarch !  

Claudia Longmore

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End of CTBirds Digest, Vol 2745, Issue 2
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Subject: Re: The topic is Birds, and Connecticut
From: Gary Lemmon via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:53:21 -0400
There is a server for CT butterfly sightings. Go to ctbutterfly.org and click 
on ctleps-l and follow the instructions. This server works just like ctbird and 
is administered by Yale University and it is free. 


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> On Sep 2, 2014, at 1:06 PM, Roy Harvey via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

> 
> A note from your (usually friendly) list administrator:
> 
> 
> Most of the time I don't get concerned about an occasional post that veers 
from birds to some other aspect of nature in CT. But today I am asking that we 
take a break from such things for a while. 

> 
> First, bird migration is getting busy and CTBirds with it. When things are 
busy keeping the noise down is important. 

> 
> Second, I fear the a discussion on the status of the monarch butterfly could 
easily get started, even though the has been just one post about a single 
butterfly. The situation with the monarch is a terrible mess 
(http://www.newsweek.com/monarch-butterflies-have-declined-90-conservationists-seek-extra-protection-267094) 
but there isn't anything to be done here in CT to help them. They aren't 
getting as far as CT, and the issues are broader and farther away than 
appropriate for CTBirds. 

> 
> Birds, and Connecticut, please?
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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Subject: re Butterfly
From: Deborah Cushman via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:32:25 -0400
I saw my first monarch of the year at Northwest Park in Windsor yesterday!

Deb Cushman, Simsbury

Message: 3
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:38 -0400
From: Claudia 
To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Butterfly
Message-ID: 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Finally - 1 monarch !

Claudia Longmore
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Subject: The topic is Birds, and Connecticut
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:06:10 -0700
A note from your (usually friendly) list administrator:


Most of the time I don't get concerned about an occasional post that veers from 
birds to some other aspect of nature in CT. But today I am asking that we take 
a break from such things for a while. 


First, bird migration is getting busy and CTBirds with it. When things are busy 
keeping the noise down is important. 


Second, I fear the a discussion on the status of the monarch butterfly could 
easily get started, even though the has been just one post about a single 
butterfly. The situation with the monarch is a terrible mess 
(http://www.newsweek.com/monarch-butterflies-have-declined-90-conservationists-seek-extra-protection-267094) 
but there isn't anything to be done here in CT to help them. They aren't 
getting as far as CT, and the issues are broader and farther away than 
appropriate for CTBirds. 


Birds, and Connecticut, please?


Thanks!

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: Re: Rocky Hill Meadows
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:26:24 -0700
Correction on the Baird's. In better light legs turned yellow transforming them 
into Least Sandpipers. But a White-rumped SP has also shown up. 


Jack Swatt
Wolcott 


On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 PM, Jack Swatt via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

  


Being seen now at Rocky Hill meadows: 4 American Golden plovers, 2 
Buff-breasted Sandpipers and possibly 2 Bairds Sandpipers (not 100% sure of the 
id, but a good match to juvenile plumage). 


Jack Swatt
Wolcott
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Subject: Rocky Hill Meadows
From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:01:00 -0700
Being seen now at Rocky Hill meadows: 4 American Golden plovers, 2 
Buff-breasted Sandpipers and possibly 2 Bairds Sandpipers (not 100% sure of the 
id, but a good match to juvenile plumage). 


Jack Swatt
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Subject: Butterfly
From: Claudia via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:38 -0400
Finally - 1 monarch !  

Claudia Longmore

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Subject: Sandy Point phalarope
From: "Batsford, William via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:03:57 +0000
2 Wilson's phalarope far out on sandbar.

Bill Batsford
New Haven

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Subject: Hammo. Baird's SP
From: Jim via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:09:33 -0400
Still at Boulder Pond. By main road. 

Jim Carr
Madison, CT

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Subject: Racebrook warblers
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:44:23 -0400
9/2 Orange, Racebrook Tract - 10 species of warblers, including 1 CAPE MAY, 1 
BAY-BREASTED, and many Am. redstarts and Magnolias. Could not find yesterday's 
YB Chat. 

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Westport Highlights- Western Sandpiper
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:15:01 -0400
9/2/14- Westport-
Compo Beach- 48 Snowy Egrets seen flying from their evening roost at Cockenoe 
Island,7 Semipalmated Plovers,51 Ruddy Turnstones,Western Sandpiper.Shorebirds 
were roosting on the west facing beach at 6:10am. 


Sherwood Island SP- female Scarlet Tanager(unusual for the park),flock of 50+ 
Bobolinks 

flying west over the model airplane field

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Wilson's Storm Petrels
From: Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:43 -0400
Yesterday while boating near Duck Island straight out from the Westbrook 
shoreline, four Wilson's Storm Petrels feeding along with terns. Very excited 
after consulting with Crossley and Sibley guides last night! 


Eileen Becker-Dunn
Branford, CT
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Subject: Re: Nighthawks, close up and personal
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:24:17 -0400
My most exciting looks at Nighthawks so far this year have been while
watching Red Sox games on TV.  Every so often I see one swoop though at
camera level.  It gives a little thrill to an otherwise very disappointing
season.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Don Morgan via CTBirds <
ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> There have been a lot of Common Nighhawk reports this year, but  if you're
> like me they are 100 feet overhead if you're lucky, much farther if  you're
> not. Here's some pictures of them of them up close in broad daylight.
> Unfortunately, these pictures weren't taken in Ct, they were taken in
> Texas last
> year during migration. But who knows. Some of those birds might have been
> on  their way here!
>
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bi672o1kqmhnkaa/AADVqWj71NoSn7ftXiv8Rj73a?dl=0
>
> Don Morgan,  Coventry
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Subject: Canada Goose Observations
From: MIN HUANG via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 04:22:20 -0700
Hi All,

As part of ongoing research on migrant Canada geese, about 200 neck collars and 
tarsal bands were placed on Canada Geese in western Greenland this summer. This 
is the 3rd time that we have placed markers on these birds originating from 
Greenland. I am hoping that birders can be on the lookout for these collars 
this fall and winter. Typically these geese have a greater whitefront or two 
tagging along with them in the flock, so all the more reason to keep your eyes 
peeled! 


The collars are yellow with black alphanumerics and the series are:

 GPn, GSn, GTn, GUn, GVn, GXn, GnA, GnB, GnC, GnD, GnF, GnH, GnJ, GnL, GnN 
(i.e. where n can be a digit between 1 and zero) Series G2n, G3n, G4n, G5n, 
G6n, G7n, G8n, G9n (i.e. where n can be a digit between 1 and zero) 


And the following 2 symbol tarsus bands only (fitted to goslings too small to 
bear a neck collar): 


Series Gx, Gn and Hx (where n can be a digit between 1 and zero and x can be a 
letter between A and Z) 


Please report sightings to the USGS BBL online. You can also go to: 
http://greenland2013.wikispaces.com/Recoveries+and+resightings 


Thank you!!

Min Huang
Columbia CT






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Subject: Nighthawks, close up and personal
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:20:25 -0400 (EDT)
There have been a lot of Common Nighhawk reports this year, but  if you're 
like me they are 100 feet overhead if you're lucky, much farther if  you're 
not. Here's some pictures of them of them up close in broad daylight.  
Unfortunately, these pictures weren't taken in Ct, they were taken in Texas 
last 

year during migration. But who knows. Some of those birds might have been 
on  their way here!
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bi672o1kqmhnkaa/AADVqWj71NoSn7ftXiv8Rj73a?dl=0
 
Don Morgan,  Coventry
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Subject: Hamden: Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Sep 1, 2014
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:16:40 -0400
Hamden: upper Lake Whitney circuit (Servoss, Mather, Waite, Whitney). Over 30 
species on a late afternoon walk, Mary & myself, around the upper lake. It's 
still very low, with large mudflats, especially north of Waite. Several 
Killdeer, some Solitary Sandpipers, I think some other shorebirds; a gazillion 
Great Blue Heron, maybe even 8, also quite a number of Green Heron. Really a 
gazillion Wood Duck, in various stages of undress. There have been several 
Flickers around quite visibly (and that gold shafting in the sun is one of 
birding's glories). Starlings molting, odd-looking, but their fresh coat is 
lovely. 


Imm. Bald Eagle (presumably visiting from State St., only a couple of miles 
away) on a branch north of Waite then flying off: impressively big birds, 
Eagles are. 


Anyone who wants to help get some Lake Whitney records of shore birds is 
welcome to bring a scope, either to Waite, or Greenway St. 


Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Sep 1, 2014
> Date: September 1, 2014 at 7:12:06 PM EDT
> To: ashippee AT snet.net
> 
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, US-CT
> Sep 1, 2014 5:20 PM - 6:50 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments:     With Mary Porterfield
> 29 species (+2 other taxa)
> 
> Canada Goose  X
> Mute Swan  3     Or more
> Wood Duck 50 Or many more, in several locations, in various stages of 
molting. 

> duck sp.  5     Mal. or Black
> Double-crested Cormorant  2
> Great Blue Heron  5     Or more, maybe 7 or 8
> Great Egret  1
> Green Heron  3     Or more, maybe 5
> Black-crowned Night-Heron  1     Coloring all very vague
> Osprey  2
> Bald Eagle 1 Very large, dark bird, big raptor-beak; when it flew away, 
lighter, browner across back, & slow, powerful wing-beats, not the floppy look 
of a vulture. 

> Killdeer  X     3 or several more.
> Solitary Sandpiper 2 Or more. Other shore birds around, maybe peeps, but 
couldn't be sure. 

> gull sp.  3
> Mourning Dove 6 Minimal count, birds in one place, really many more in 
various places. 

> Chimney Swift 30 At least; high up in a flock, SW; much higher up than normal 
feeding level, I could barely spot them at first. 

> Belted Kingfisher  1     Maybe 2
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker  2     Or three, clearly yellow-shafted.  Two were together
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Eastern Kingbird  1
> Blue Jay  X
> Black-capped Chickadee  3     Or more.
> American Robin  4     At least, small flock on Servoss St.
> Gray Catbird  3     Minimal # in one place;  several others around.
> European Starling 20 Or more, mixed flock w/ Grackle & Cowbirds. New feathers 
coming in -- very odd looking! 

> Northern Cardinal  2     Or more.
> Common Grackle 20 Or more. Mixed flock with Starlings & Cowbird (or two 
flocks, one of Grackle, one of Starling & Cowbird, on Waite St. near Gordon. 

> Brown-headed Cowbird  2     Likely more, in with Grackle & Starling flock.
> American Goldfinch  X
> House Sparrow  X
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19641073 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: CT Cumulative 2014 Bird List - August 31
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:07:17 -0700
Here's the update through August 31.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

CONNECTICUT CUMULATIVE 2014 BIRD LIST

As reported to the CT birding listserve and/or eBird.  
Rare species in CAPS.
Compiled by Frank Mantlik

312 species as of August 31, 2014
(compared to 304 in 2013)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Snow Goose
Brant
BARNACLE GOOSE
CACKLING GOOSE
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
(Trumpeter Swan - not yet accepted)
TUNDRA SWAN
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
(American Black Duck X Mallard hybrid)
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
(MALLARD X NORTHERN PINTAIL hybrid)
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
REDHEAD
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
KING EIDER
Common Eider
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
(Northern Bobwhite - probable releases)
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
PACIFIC LOON
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
MANX SHEARWATER
WILSON’S STORM-PETREL
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
TRICOLORED HERON
(LITTLE BLUE X TRICOLORED HERON hybrid)
CATTLE EGRET
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
WHITE-FACED IBIS
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
MISSISSIPPI KITE
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
Clapper Rail
KING RAIL
Virginia Rail
Sora
COMMON GALLINULE
American Coot
SANDHILL CRANE
AMERICAN AVOCET
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
UPLAND SANDPIPER
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
STILT SANDPIPER
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Short-billed Dowitcher
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Wilson’s Snipe
American Woodcock
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
COMMON MURRE
THICK-BILLED MURRE
Razorbill
BLACK GUILLEMOT
Bonaparte’s Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
LITTLE GULL
Laughing Gull
MEW (COMMON) GULL
Ring-billed Gull
(BLACK-HEADED X RING-BILLED GULL hybrid)
Herring Gull
THAYER’S GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
(HERRING X LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL hybrid)
GLAUCOUS GULL
(HERRING X GLAUCOUS GULL hybrid)
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
CASPIAN TERN
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
ARCTIC TERN
Forster’s Tern
ROYAL TERN
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon (feral)
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
BARN OWL
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
SNOWY OWL
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
Belted Kingfisher
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
NORTHERN SHRIKE
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
SEDGE WREN (in June/July)
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
BICKNELL’S THRUSH
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
(BREWSTER’S WARBLER hybrid)
(LAWRENCE’S WARBLER hybrid)
Black-and-white Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
(“Ipswich” race also)
Grasshopper Sparrow
Nelson’s Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
SUMMER TANAGER
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting
PAINTED BUNTING
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Purple Finch
COMMON REDPOLL
PINE SISKIN
American Goldfinch
(Yellow-fronted Canary - escaped cage bird)
EVENING GROSBEAK
House Sparrow
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Subject: Sandy Point Shorebird Bonanza - Buff, Phals, White-rumped and more
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:53:10 -0500 (EST)
This evening Steve Bird and I went to Sandy Point and it was the best birding
I've had there in a long time.  We met Nick Bonomo and his party in the parking
lot and they walked out the beach side while we walked the inside.  There were
hundreds of Common Terns and despite being flushed several times by clammers 
and 

Coast Guard Helicopters, we got good views of many and found a FORSTER'S TERN
among them.  There were good numbers of shorebirds and among them we found two
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS.  Nick called from the sand bar to report two WILSON'S
PHALAROPES and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER so we immediately crossed the inlet
(deeper than we thought!) and got good views of those as well as a RED KNOT. Oh 

what a night! Thanks Nick!

FOR ROY:

From Gina Nichol & Steve Bird
9/1/2014 - West Haven, Sandy Point, 6 - 8 pm, outgoing tide -- FORSTER'S TERN, 
2 

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, RED KNOT, 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BUFF-BREASTED 
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Subject: Olive s Flycatcher
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:32:40 -0700
Today at Middle school in Torrington, saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher
Also had another or same Red breasted Nuthatch in yard. Also small movement of 
a few Warblers as well. Best was a Parula. 


Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Subject: Re: Tagged and banded Mallards
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:08:23 -0400
Thank You Min!




Quoting mhuang AT snet.net:

> mallards and black ducks are being marked with various colored nasal  
> saddles as part of a multi-year study of the effects of saltmarsh  
> restoration on wintering ecology and energetics.
>
> Min Huang
> Columbia
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 1, 2014, at 7:17 PM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds  
>>  wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone have any information about a Mallard banding/tagging  
>> program using bright yellow bill/nares tags? I spotted 5 eclipse  
>> drake Mallards today in the Leetes Farm Marsh in Guilford this  
>> morning with these bright yellow nares tags. One of the birds flew  
>> and it looked like it also had a leg band. I am not sure if this is  
>> a State banding program, or a private program, or maybe escaped  
>> birds from an aviary of private collection.
>>
>> Shorebirds in the marsh included three dozen Yellowlegs (about  
>> 50/50 Greater/Lesser), many Kildeer, a few Semi-palmated Plovers, 3  
>> Short-billed Dowitcher, only 50 Semi-palmated and Least  
>> Sandpiper....with one larger unidentified Semi-palmated type with  
>> unusual plumage, leg color and bright plumage color.
>>
>> K Mueller
>>
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Subject: Re: Tagged and banded Mallards
From: Min Huang via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:40:39 -0400
mallards and black ducks are being marked with various colored nasal saddles as 
part of a multi-year study of the effects of saltmarsh restoration on wintering 
ecology and energetics. 


Min Huang
Columbia

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> On Sep 1, 2014, at 7:17 PM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

> 
> Does anyone have any information about a Mallard banding/tagging program 
using bright yellow bill/nares tags? I spotted 5 eclipse drake Mallards today 
in the Leetes Farm Marsh in Guilford this morning with these bright yellow 
nares tags. One of the birds flew and it looked like it also had a leg band. I 
am not sure if this is a State banding program, or a private program, or maybe 
escaped birds from an aviary of private collection. 

> 
> Shorebirds in the marsh included three dozen Yellowlegs (about 50/50 
Greater/Lesser), many Kildeer, a few Semi-palmated Plovers, 3 Short-billed 
Dowitcher, only 50 Semi-palmated and Least Sandpiper....with one larger 
unidentified Semi-palmated type with unusual plumage, leg color and bright 
plumage color. 

> 
> K Mueller
> 
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Subject: Tagged and banded Mallards
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:17:47 -0400
Does anyone have any information about a Mallard banding/tagging  
program using bright yellow bill/nares tags? I spotted 5 eclipse drake  
Mallards today in the Leetes Farm Marsh in Guilford this morning with  
these bright yellow nares tags. One of the birds flew and it looked  
like it also had a leg band. I am not sure if this is a State banding  
program, or a private program, or maybe escaped birds from an aviary  
of private collection.

Shorebirds in the marsh included three dozen Yellowlegs (about 50/50  
Greater/Lesser), many Kildeer, a few Semi-palmated Plovers, 3  
Short-billed Dowitcher, only 50 Semi-palmated and Least  
Sandpiper....with one larger unidentified Semi-palmated type with  
unusual plumage, leg color and bright plumage color.

K Mueller


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Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:01:17 -0400
From Russ Naylor via Angela Dimmitt
Church Road, Woodbury - 53 Common Nighthawks flying over house 6 PM
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Subject: test
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:35:47 -0400
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Subject: contact info if injured gull at hammo is caught
From: Micky Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:38:55 +0000 (UTC)
If anyone catches the injured gull at Hammonasset (last seen in the West Beach 
parking lot), or it appears so weakened it can be caught, please call 203 
804-3453, a Place Called Hope. The organization has said it will come for it. 
For a picture of the gull, go to 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124876218 AT N05/14901949170/ 

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Subject: Buff-breasted back
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:27:19 -0400

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Subject: Meriden Landfill
From: Ricki Soucy via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:26:01 -0700
Nice morning over to the Meriden Landfill. Didn't get there till 10ish, but 
still had a nice list of migrants and year round birds. 


2 Red tail hawks
2 Kestrels
1 Nighthawk
1 Turkey vulture
9 Warbling vireos, which were the bird of the day. Haven't heard so many over 
there since the spring migration. 

12 juvie Eastern phoebes
1 King bird
1 Eastern Belted Kingfisher
2 pairs of mangy looking Wood ducks (Boy are they sorry looking when they are 
molting) 

1 Baltimore Oriole
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Song sparrow 
1 Savannah sparrow
1 Piper Cub
1 Cessna
1 Pontoon heliocopter, species unknown (sorry about those last three, the 
landfill is across from Markham airport) 



Great looking Great Spangled Fritillary in the upper meadow near the road 
leading towards the Quinnepiac River. The other thing; the kestrels and 
nighthawk were going after the dozens of dragon flies zooming all over the 
place. Watched one of the kestrels dive down and catch a dragon fly out of mid 
air. Disappointed not a single warbler and almost no sparrows. 


Ricki Soucy
Meriden
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Subject: Wood Thrush
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:01:48 -0400
from Angela Dimmitt
9/1 New Milford yard - further to Jan Hollerbach's e-message re her wood 
thrush, one has been singing in my woods all summer (1st time in several years) 
and most evenings clucking at the edge of the lawn just at dusk - the last time 
was August 27 at 7:45 PM. 

Angela
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Subject: New Yard Bird - Wilson's Warbler in Colchester
From: Dan Cimbaro via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:38:15 -0700
9/1/14 - Male & Female Wilson's in my yard this morning. Must be moving through 
- I also had a female at the Stewart P. McKinney NWR in Westbrook yesterday. 

 
Dan Cimbaro
Colchester, CT
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Subject: Buff-breasted flew
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:37:31 -0400
Bird flew SWish at about 11:25 and was not seen since. Could very well still be 
around but the bird has now separated from the Plovers which are giving close 
views in first field on left after zig-zag. 


Stefan Martin
Stamford 

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Subject: Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 AG Plovers
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:04:54 +0000
Buff-breasted being seen now in plowed field near original location with 4 
American Golden-Plover. Three White-rumped Sandpipers very close to the road 
and occasional views of at least one Pectoral Sandpiper. Northern Harrier 
hunting the fields nearby. 


Patrick Comins, Meriden

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> 
> They just flew off towards the original location.
> 
> Tina Green
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>> On Sep 1, 2014, at 10:18 AM, "Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds" 
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>> 
>> 9/2/14- Rocky Hill Meadows- birds now at the end of Great Meadows Rd. Past 
the motor cross intersection.- Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 American Golden 
Plovers 

>> 
>> Tina Green
>> Westport
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Subject: Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 AG Plovers
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:22:49 -0400
They just flew off towards the original location.

Tina Green
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> 
> 9/2/14- Rocky Hill Meadows- birds now at the end of Great Meadows Rd. Past 
the motor cross intersection.- Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 American Golden 
Plovers 

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 AG Plovers
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:15:22 -0400
9/2/14- Rocky Hill Meadows- birds now at the end of Great Meadows Rd. Past the 
motor cross intersection.- Buff-breasted Sandpiper,4 American Golden Plovers 


Tina Green
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Subject: Yellow-breasted Chat
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:12:58 -0400
9/1/14, in Orange, at the Racebrook Tract:  one YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.  Seen
in a vine-covered tree along the trail just north of the parking area.  In
with a nice group of fall migrants (eight warbler species in total, along
with Veery, Scarlet Tanager, and Red-eyed Vireo).  Full report on ebird.

 

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge

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Subject: Wood Thrush
From: Jan Hollerbach via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:37:39 -0400
So I hadn't heard "my" Wood Thrush vocalize since August 1. So imagine the 
thrill when I looked out my bedroom window this morning to see not only a Wood 
Thrush working through the leaf litter, but to see it being closely followed by 
a juvenal! (Periodically doing the wing-shake-feed-me dance.) Now I'm going to 
go do my happy dance, because the more Wood Thrushes in the world, the better! 


A very satisfying morning. 

Jan Hollerbach
Fairfield

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Subject: Rocky Hill Meadows - Buff-breasted
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:56:36 -0400
Rocky Hill Meadows - Buff-breasted Sandpiper and two White-rumped
Sandpipers flew into the same field where the Golden-plovers are feeding.
Enter via the ferry landing.  First field on left after the zig zag.

Bill Asteriades with Karen Prager.
On Sep 1, 2014 8:12 AM, "Bill Asteriades"  wrote:

9/1/14 Rocky Hill Meadows - Two American Golden- Plovers and a Pectoral
Sandpiper in previously described location.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT
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Subject: Rocky Hill Meadows
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:12:08 -0400
9/1/14 Rocky Hill Meadows - Two American Golden- Plovers and a Pectoral
Sandpiper in previously described location.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT
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Subject: Yale's Richard Prum, "The Evolution of Beauty: From Warblers to Warhol"
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:03:57 -0400
DeVane Lectures to explore 'The Evolution of Beauty'

http://news.yale.edu/2014/08/27/devane-lectures-explore-evolution-beauty

Why is bird song so variable? Why do some animals perform elaborate courtship 
rituals? Why do skunks smell so bad? These are among the questions that will be 
explored during this semester's DeVane Lectures, which will be presented by 
Yale evolutionary ornithologist Richard O. Prum. 


The DeVane Lecture series, this year titled The Evolution of Beauty: From 
Warblers to Warhol, is open to the public and is also offered as a course for 
credit to Yale undergraduate students. The lecture series was established in 
1969 to honor William Clyde DeVane, dean of Yale College from 1939 to 1963. 


Prum, the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology, and 
Evolutionary Biology, says in his course description that the series will 
broadly explore aesthetics and beauty from the perspective of evolutionary 
biology, human biology, art, and culture. 


The lectures will begin on Thursday, Aug. 28, and will take place on subsequent 
Thursdays through Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. in Rm. 202 of Osborne Memorial Labs, 
corner of Prospect and Sachem streets. There are no classes during breaks on 
Oct. 16, Oct. 23, and Nov. 20. 




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Subject: Pictures forom Lighthouse point, 8-28-14
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:35:13 -0400 (EDT)
If this link doesn't work, please, someone let me know. 
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xlhfw3tnh40r9dc/AACSSDfHu_YPQIqipZRybbCla?dl=0
 
Don Morgan,  Coventry
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Subject: FW: Hooded Warbler, et al
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:25 -0400
 

 

From: Christopher Loscalzo [mailto:closcalz AT optonline.net] 
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:57 PM
To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Hooded Warbler, et al

 

8/31/14, in Woodbridge, along the power line cut between the JCC and Pease
Road:  one adult male HOODED WARBLER, as well as seven other warbler
species, including Wilson's, Canada, Prairie, Magnolia, and Chestnut-sided.
Also, two Screech Owl (they responded to my screech owl call) and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher.  Full report on ebird.  

 

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, 

Woodbridge

 

 

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Subject: Hooded Warbler, et al
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:57:16 -0400
8/31/14, in Woodbridge, along the power line cut between the JCC and Pease
Road:  one adult male HOODED WARBLER, as well as seven other warbler
species, including Wilson's, Canada, Prairie, Magnolia, and Chestnut-sided.
Also, two Screech Owl (they responded to my screech owl call) and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher.  Full report on ebird.  

 

Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, 

Woodbridge

 

To Mark S.: No, the Hooded Warbler didn't eat Al.  J

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Subject: Durham
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:40:04 -0700
Passing this along, sorry for the delay.


 From Nancy Morand 8/31/14
Durham Mica Hill Ledges;  aerial display by 5 Ravens , 4 Turkey Vultures ,
1 Black Vulture and 1 Redtail Hawk.
Lasted 20 minutes. Ravens were very vocal the entire time. 


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: Osprey facts I didn't know.
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:38:11 -0400 (EDT)
This quote is from the Michigan DNR and is about Mi., but I'm  sure it 
applies to our birds as well:
 
 Young male ospreys migrate to Central  or South American in September, 
where they remain for two years, which is when  they become sexually mature. 
After securing a mate, the pair return to Southern  Michigan in springtime – 
often to the same nest where the male was  born.
 
We  can tell an osprey is getting ready to migrate because one day it 
starts to fly a little farther from its nest and then comes back,. They do this 

several times,  each time going farther and farther from the nest, until one 
day they don’t come  back.”
 
Don Morgan,  Coventry
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Subject: Marsh, not House Wren
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:43:19 -0700
From Steve Spector, 8/31/14, the wrens singing in the Spartina I reported 
earlier at Milford Point are Marsh Wrens, not House Wrens. 

 
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Subject: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2
From: Peter De Gennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:30:45 -0400
Frank,

I checked eBird when I got home and saw that there are pretty much no
reports of gannet in the Sound this time of year. That combined with only a
far out view through binoculars is why I left it as a "likely" sighting. If
it was a later in the year though, I would have called it. No hurricanes
anywhere near here so that can't be it.

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck
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Subject: Litchfield - Philadelphia Vireo
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:21:03 -0400
Litchfield, Little Pond - Great Egret, Philadelphia Vireo, 2 Green Heron, 
Red-shouldered Hawk 


Litchfield, Cemetery Pond - Hooded Merganser, 2 Green Heron, Harrier

Barkhamsted Yard - 9 Common Nighthawks  

- Fran 
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Subject: Re: Fish in the sound.
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:50:04 -0400 (EDT)
All the responses I'm getting are positive ones, of plenty of  bait, 
including bunker, around. Possibly the early migrants being seen are birds from 

up north, maybe leaving early this year, perh Kathy Van Der Aue's  post. It's 
been a cool summer and maybe even more so up there. Anyway, getting  enough 
to eat doesn't seem to be a problem for our local  Osprey.
 
Don Morgan,  Coventry
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Subject: Milford Pt Caspian Tern, Red Knots
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:27:39 -0700
8/31/14, From Steve Spector, with Charlie Barnard, Milford Pt, sandbars, around 
3:25 PM, Caspian tern flew in and sat on fugitive sandbar next to western end 
of main sandbar. Photographed. Also, 3 juvenile Red Knots, 3 Saltmarsh 
Sparrows, likely Seaside SP, the continuing White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, 
female Green-winged Teal, Marsh Wrens, 50 Laughing Gulls, distant Common Terns 
with gulls surface feeding. 

 
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Subject: gannets
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:04:48 -0400 (EDT)
Hi all,


Keith makes a good point, although storm driven birds are a whole different 
kettle of fish. Normally, gannets don't get into the sound with regularity 
until October. It just seems an interesting coincidence. 



Frank
 
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Subject: Griswold point, old Lyme addition
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:57:45 -0700
Forgot yo add a northern harrier to my previous post

Jim Sherwonit

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Subject: Viny Hill brook park, Essex warblers
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:55:12 -0700
Viny hill park in Essex was fairly active this morning. Feeding flock in one 
area included black & white and pine warblers, red start, common yellowthroat, 
an empid flycatcher, cedar waxwing, red eyed vireo plus chickadees, titmice, wb 
nuthatch, house and Caroline wren. It was sensory overload!

Jim Sherwonit
Old Saybrook


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Subject: Re: Am. Golden-Plover, Rocky Hill Meadows
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:51:52 -0400
Sunday 8/31/14 4:40 PM: American Golden-plover continues where previously 
reported. 

Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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> On Aug 31, 2014, at 8:21 AM, Sara Zagorski via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

> 
> 8/31 - bird continues in same location as yesterday, sod field on left after 
zig zag in road from ferry park entrance. 

> 
> Sara Zagorski
> Wethersfield
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Subject: Griswold point dowitcher
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:48:49 -0700
Kayaked from the state boat launch to Griswold point on the incoming tide today 
(11:00 to 2:00). From the boat launch 22 osprey were visible on various perches 
on great island alone. Many more flying around. Short billed dowitcher on the 
mudflats with Willets and yellowlegs. Also several juvenile little blue herons. 
Common and least terns, american oystercatchers and black bellied 
plovers.

Jim and Jan sherwonit
Old Saybrook


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Subject: Birds
From: Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:43:52 -0700
Lisa G 8/31/14, Hi all. My mom moved the feeders down to the deck area were
we usually move them to at the end summer... Glad she did it ahead of time
by a few weeks, anyway today had male and female blue birds, 2 juvy downys
one male and female, numerous house finches, gold finches. There's a juvy
song sparrow and Carolina wrens making a racket lol. 2 common night hawks
went over. I'm really glad I can sit for the time I'm allowed to sit on the
deck to watch everyone flying around, back surgery I'm only allowed to sit
for 20 mins. Then I have to move. I'm going to try and get someone to take
me for a quick ride tomorrow.  Hope all is well everyone. Lisa
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Subject: Chester, 8/31 - yardbird: osprey!
From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:24:02 -0700
Yes, you read that subject line correctly. We've been hearing an osprey
calling in the neighborhood for a couple of months now. There are some
choice bodies of water within about a mile of our house (Cedar Lake,
Killingworth Reservoir, and other sizable ponds), so it's not too
strange to think one would be around - although this is the first year
one has been this consistently vocal. And surrounded by woods as we are,
it seemed a little out of place.
This morning (8/31), we heard osprey again, and it seemed to be staying
in one location. Well, that location turned out to be an oak tree at the
top of our driveway! The bird sat there for about 10 minutes, fell
silent, then flew back off into the woods. We suspect it's checking out
our water garden - we've had red-shouldered hawks and great-blue herons
fish (and frog) from there before, even though it's a tiny body of
water. If osprey can figure out a way to make a catch without taking up
too much wingspan, more power to it! (And that's something I'd love to
see. Sorry, fish and frogs...)
~  Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Subject: Caspian tern, Sandy Pt
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:23:59 -0400
8/31 - west Haven, Sandy Pt

Caspian Tern just showed up on rocks with gulls, off of left trail from parking 
lot. Big red bill, black cap. 


Sara Zagorski
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Subject: East Hartford - Hockanum River Linear Trail
From: Bill Asteriades via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:15:54 -0400
8/31/14 East Hartford, Hockanum River Linear Trail - 14 SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPER, 4 SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER. Also, 24 Least
Sandpiper, 6 Killdeer, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, a Spotted Sandpiper and a
Semipalmated Plover all feeding on the mud banks at low tide.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT
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Subject: Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2
From: James Dugan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:11:34 -0400
For the remainder of my days I will never forget seeing a juvenile Northern 
Gannet fly south not more than 125' above Stamford Avenue back into the Sound 
after Sandy hit. This was well after sunrise so I assumed the bird was blown 
well inland and was likely visible over downtown Stamford. Then again there 
were many sights over the two days my brother Patrick and I spent on the 
Stamford shore as that storm came and went that I will never forget. On Monday 
the 29th of the storm we had 18 Gannets and then 8 more on Tuesday the 30th. 


Jim Dugan
New Milford

On Aug 31, 2014, at 12:38 PM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds wrote:

> Weren't Gannets in the Sound heavy after the hurricane a few years ago?
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Aug 31, 2014, at 12:29 PM, Frank Gallo via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

>> 
>> Peter,
>> 
>> 
>> Just an FYI. August would be an extremely unusual date for Gannet in the 
Sound. I'm not aware of any records. Anyone else? I just saw a report of Brown 
Booby today from New York... 

>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Frank Gallo, Milford
>> 
>> Life is short. Bird often.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:08:47 -0400
>> From: Peter De Gennaro 
>> To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt
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>> 
>> 8/30 - In addition to the birds Steve S reported, I had a likely Northern
>> Gannet out in the Sound. It was way out and I only had binoculars, but
>> field marks and flight pattern point toward Gannet.
>> 
>> Peter DeGennaro
>> Naugatuck
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Subject: Birds seen on Farmington River
From: Katherine Kuckens via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:12:33 -0400
My husband and I kayaked 9 miles on the Farmington yesterday (8/30), from
the Rte. 4 bridge north to the sycamores in Simsbury.

We saw:

5  kingfishers
1 Osprey
Many fat little gray/white birds skimming the river surface
8 Great Blue Herons
Numerous common merganser females
4 Cedar Waxwings
Goldfinches
Kildeer
Eastern Kingbird
4 mature Bald Eagles

I think Bald Eagle numbers 3 & 4 might have been the same eagle.  The first
two we saw about a quarter mile apart. Spooked by our paddling, each one
rose out of a tree and soared overhead, then flew upstream (south).  I
almost didn't see the third one. As I was drifting quietly towards a tree
stump in the middle of the river, it rose straight up from the tree trunk,
not 35 feet from me.  It circled me at about mid-tree height, then flew
low, downstream (north).  About 20 minutes later, as we rounded a curve,
there was a large cracking and breaking of branches overhead, which was the
sound of the 4th (or same as the 3rd?) eagle pushing off from a low tree
branch. As it flew by we could hear -- and it seemed, feel -- the powerful
beat of its wings.

Katherine Kuckens
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Subject: Re: Fish in the sound
From: John Ogren via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:56:25 -0700
There seems to be no shortage of "bunker" in Old Saybrook. I haven't had any 
luck snagging them but the 5-6 adult Osprey who spent the summer in and around 
the Plum Bank Marsh haven't had any problems catching them. Every time I have 
gone out in my boat I usually see one or 2 fly by with a fish. 


John Ogren

> >> On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Larry Flynn via CTBirds 
> wrote:
> >> 
> >> Hi Don,
> >> 
> >> Nice post.
> >> First, from my many years of fishing, bunker are notorious 
> for being non-existent in one harbor to being very abundant in 
> the next harbor over.
> >> An example of that is that at any giving time there may be 
> few bunker in Norwalk Harbor yet Stamford and Bridgeport Harbors 
> are loaded with these fish.
> >> Plus certainly there are cyclical years and cycles for the 
> menhaden and other fish specie population in LIS.
> >> 
> >> This year at the present time the number of bunker around 
> Norwalk Harbor are possibly the largest seen in decades. 
> >> "Every Osprey has a fish..."
> >> 
> >> In other years it may be New Haven, Milford, Branford or 
> other harbors that hold bunker..at any giving time
> >> Back in the early 90's I went to Branford from Norwalk by 
> boat because that was the closest place to find bunker for the 
> WICC Bluefish contest, there were no bunker from Greenwich to 
> New Haven, Branford was the spot. We fished outside that harbor 
> and had over 100 bluefish, of course non of them make the weight ! AT #$
> >> 
> >> You said that last year "it was widely known that there 
> >> were few if any baitfish in the sound"
> >> I recall that thread was mostly about very small baitfish 
> that terns would feed on, not bunker, I think it was a tern 
> issue at that time.
> >> I also believe the the North Shore of LI had ton's of tern 
> food fish at the same time.
> >> 
> >> What I am trying to show is that fish species move from here 
> to there in a heartbeat, is there is a total lack any certain 
> forage fish in LIS, I don't know? 
> >> 
> >> It's cool to check out the DEEP trawl data, they have all 
> that stuff nailed down.
> >> 
> >> As far as Osprey migration, Bob Bierregaard's Website,
> >> www.ospreytrax.com is awesome.
> >> He has many osprey fitted with satellite and cell tower 
> transmitters from the New England area, a few are very close to us.
> >> Click on Osprey Pages, then interactive maps, then 2014.
> >> He has been working with ospreys since the early 70's and I 
> would like to add one of his recent quotes...
> >> "It seems the start of fall migration is not as similar from 
> one year to the next for an individual bird as is the start of 
> spring migration. Birds in the fall are in no real hurry to get 
> south, so they are more likely to wait for just the right 
> weather--a nice strong wind out of the north--in the fall than 
> in the spring. In the spring, they're in a rush to get home to 
> make sure no usurper tries to take over their territory, and I 
> don't think they get big weather systems moving in with strong 
> winds out of the south to urge them on. So I think the 
> northbound trip starts with some combination of hormone levels 
> rising and an internal clock telling them it time to get back to 
> the breeding grounds."
> >> 
> >> What is this "normal" that you talk about? I'd bet that 
> "normal data" doesn't go back very many decades, but rather is 
> forever evolving and will continue to change as time moves on.
> >> Hopefully for the better!
> >> 
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Larry Flynn
> >> Norwalk CT.
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Subject: Baird's Hammo
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:49:19 -0400
Hammonasset Baird's Sandpiper continues  AT 11:30 AM at Boulder Pond (seen best 
from boat launch area) 


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Subject: Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:38:34 -0400
Weren't Gannets in the Sound heavy after the hurricane a few years ago?

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> On Aug 31, 2014, at 12:29 PM, Frank Gallo via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

> 
> Peter,
> 
> 
> Just an FYI. August would be an extremely unusual date for Gannet in the 
Sound. I'm not aware of any records. Anyone else? I just saw a report of Brown 
Booby today from New York... 

> 
> 
> 
> Frank Gallo, Milford
> 
> Life is short. Bird often.
> 
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> To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
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> 8/30 - In addition to the birds Steve S reported, I had a likely Northern
> Gannet out in the Sound. It was way out and I only had binoculars, but
> field marks and flight pattern point toward Gannet.
> 
> Peter DeGennaro
> Naugatuck
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Subject: Re: CTBirds Digest, Vol 2743, Issue 2
From: Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:29:07 -0400 (EDT)
Peter,


Just an FYI. August would be an extremely unusual date for Gannet in the Sound. 
I'm not aware of any records. Anyone else? I just saw a report of Brown Booby 
today from New York... 




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8/30 - In addition to the birds Steve S reported, I had a likely Northern
Gannet out in the Sound. It was way out and I only had binoculars, but
field marks and flight pattern point toward Gannet.

Peter DeGennaro
Naugatuck


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Subject: Milford Pt
From: Peter De Gennaro via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:08:47 -0400
8/30 - In addition to the birds Steve S reported, I had a likely Northern
Gannet out in the Sound. It was way out and I only had binoculars, but
field marks and flight pattern point toward Gannet.

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Subject: Re: Fish in the sound?
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:29:47 -0400
FWIW, I'm here in Maine where we had at least a dozen Osprey when we were
here two weeks ago.  Today there are only two juveniles from the three
nests around the house.


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Southport, Connecticut
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On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Larry Flynn via CTBirds <
ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> On his website, Dr. Bierregaard mentions from several weeks ago...
> "Shorebirds have been moving south from their arctic breeding grounds for
> almost a month now, and warblers are beginning to show up, so our Ospreys
> will be moving soon. In fact, the hawk watch site at Corpus Christie, TX,
> has already reported the first Ospreys of the season. These will almost
> certainly be females--probably from failed nests--because adult females
> leave before males. Most females head south in mid to late August. Most
> males and juveniles start their migrations in the first two weeks of
> September."
>
> Mark, from monitoring Norwalk Island Osprey's, I see the same thing, if
> there are no fledges, there is no reason for the adults to hang around any
> longer.
> I would take a stab at it and conclude that if the adult (s) have a failed
> nest, they hang around for a while (always June,then some July) near the
> nest and then disperse, perhaps moving southward, but not always.
> Bierregard TRAX shows these birds as sort of wandering about. Especially
> the bachelors
> It's amassing how many miles Osprey can cover in a day or two and come
> back to the same roost at night.
>
> Best,
> Larry
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mark Szantyr
> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:51 pm
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fish in the sound?
> To: "lpflynn AT optonline.net"
> Cc: "Mntncougar AT aol.com" , "ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org"
>
> > Became aware
> >
> > Sorry.
> >
> >
> >
> > Mark Szantyr
> >
> > > On Aug 30, 2014, at 10:33 PM, Mark Szantyr
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Just a note about Osprey migration. Greg Hanisek and i spent a
> > few summer days along the coast a few years back and became that
> > in mid July, we had ospreys in obvious migration. If i remember
> > correctly, the literature noted that adult females (? This is a
> > gray memory area) move as early as July. Grag, any better
> > recollections?>
> > > Mark
> > >
> > > Mark Szantyr
> > >
> > >> On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Larry Flynn via CTBirds
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hi Don,
> > >>
> > >> Nice post.
> > >> First, from my many years of fishing, bunker are notorious
> > for being non-existent in one harbor to being very abundant in
> > the next harbor over.
> > >> An example of that is that at any giving time there may be
> > few bunker in Norwalk Harbor yet Stamford and Bridgeport Harbors
> > are loaded with these fish.
> > >> Plus certainly there are cyclical years and cycles for the
> > menhaden and other fish specie population in LIS.
> > >>
> > >> This year at the present time the number of bunker around
> > Norwalk Harbor are possibly the largest seen in decades.
> > >> "Every Osprey has a fish..."
> > >>
> > >> In other years it may be New Haven, Milford, Branford or
> > other harbors that hold bunker..at any giving time
> > >> Back in the early 90's I went to Branford from Norwalk by
> > boat because that was the closest place to find bunker for the
> > WICC Bluefish contest, there were no bunker from Greenwich to
> > New Haven, Branford was the spot. We fished outside that harbor
> > and had over 100 bluefish, of course non of them make the weight ! AT #$
> > >>
> > >> You said that last year "it was widely known that there
> > >> were few if any baitfish in the sound"
> > >> I recall that thread was mostly about very small baitfish
> > that terns would feed on, not bunker, I think it was a tern
> > issue at that time.
> > >> I also believe the the North Shore of LI had ton's of tern
> > food fish at the same time.
> > >>
> > >> What I am trying to show is that fish species move from here
> > to there in a heartbeat, is there is a total lack any certain
> > forage fish in LIS, I don't know?
> > >>
> > >> It's cool to check out the DEEP trawl data, they have all
> > that stuff nailed down.
> > >>
> > >> As far as Osprey migration, Bob Bierregaard's Website,
> > >> www.ospreytrax.com is awesome.
> > >> He has many osprey fitted with satellite and cell tower
> > transmitters from the New England area, a few are very close to us.
> > >> Click on Osprey Pages, then interactive maps, then 2014.
> > >> He has been working with ospreys since the early 70's and I
> > would like to add one of his recent quotes...
> > >> "It seems the start of fall migration is not as similar from
> > one year to the next for an individual bird as is the start of
> > spring migration. Birds in the fall are in no real hurry to get
> > south, so they are more likely to wait for just the right
> > weather--a nice strong wind out of the north--in the fall than
> > in the spring. In the spring, they're in a rush to get home to
> > make sure no usurper tries to take over their territory, and I
> > don't think they get big weather systems moving in with strong
> > winds out of the south to urge them on. So I think the
> > northbound trip starts with some combination of hormone levels
> > rising and an internal clock telling them it time to get back to
> > the breeding grounds."
> > >>
> > >> What is this "normal" that you talk about? I'd bet that
> > "normal data" doesn't go back very many decades, but rather is
> > forever evolving and will continue to change as time moves on.
> > >> Hopefully for the better!
> > >>
> > >> Sincerely,
> > >> Larry Flynn
> > >> Norwalk CT.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: Don Morgan via CTBirds
> > >> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 5:56 pm
> > >> Subject: [CT Birds] Fish in the sound?
> > >> To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
> > >>
> > >>> I noticed that, while there were lots of Osprey circling
> > >>> Lighthouse point
> > >>> on Thursday, we only saw one carrying a fish. In past years,
> > >>> sometimes
> > >>> every bird we saw would have a fish. I also had half a dozen
> > >>> Osprey way up high
> > >>> like the Eagles we saw. the ones I saw seemed to end up
> > turning
> > >>> and
> > >>> circling back, but it isn't normal for them to be up that
> > high,
> > >>> although the
> > >>> strong NW wind may have played a part in that.
> > >>> I notice that Dana had three Osprey migrating on Friday, and
> > >>> Quaker Ridge
> > >>> reported 15 or so. This is so early it's almost unheard of.
> > >>> Last year in
> > >>> the first week of September we also noticed that the birds
> > >>> seemed to be
> > >>> heading out already, and by the end of the month there were
> > >>> almost none left.
> > >>> Normally that's when they start leaving. But it was widely
> > known
> > >>> that there
> > >>> were few if any baitfish in the sound and almost none of the
> > >>> Osprey we saw
> > >>> ever had fish. When they did it was likely as not a
> > flounder,
> > >>> rather than
> > >>> the usual menhaden.
> > >>> So, I would like to know if any of you that spend time
> > boating
> > >>> on the
> > >>> sound, fishing or otherwise, have any impression of the
> > current
> > >>> situation with
> > >>> baitfish. I'm afraid it could be another early migration for
> > the
> > >>> Osprey
> > >>> again if the supply is low.
> > >>>
> > >>> Don Morgan, Coventry
> > >>> mntncougar AT aol.com
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Subject: Re: Hammo - Baird's & White-rumped
From: Mark Szantyr via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:49:02 -0400
Did it arrive with Tina or did the meet there? Maybe she can start hanging 
around with a redshank or two? 


Mark Szantyr

> On Aug 31, 2014, at 9:20 AM, John Marshall via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

> 
> From John Marshall & Dan Rottino:
> 8/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP, boulder pond -- BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, the latter with Tina Green. 

> 
> John Marshall
> Watertown
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Subject: Hammo - Baird's & White-rumped
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:20:16 -0400
From John Marshall & Dan Rottino:
8/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP, boulder pond -- BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, the latter with Tina Green. 


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Subject: Am. Golden-Plover, Rocky Hill Meadows
From: Sara Zagorski via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:21:07 -0400
8/31 - bird continues in same location as yesterday, sod field on left after 
zig zag in road from ferry park entrance. 


Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Subject: Re: Fish in the sound?
From: Larry Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:17:04 +0000 (GMT)
On his website, Dr. Bierregaard mentions from several weeks ago...
"Shorebirds have been moving south from their arctic breeding grounds for 
almost a month now, and warblers are beginning to show up, so our Ospreys will 
be moving soon. In fact, the hawk watch site at Corpus Christie, TX, has 
already reported the first Ospreys of the season. These will almost certainly 
be females--probably from failed nests--because adult females leave before 
males. Most females head south in mid to late August. Most males and juveniles 
start their migrations in the first two weeks of September." 


Mark, from monitoring Norwalk Island Osprey's, I see the same thing, if there 
are no fledges, there is no reason for the adults to hang around any longer. 

I would take a stab at it and conclude that if the adult (s) have a failed 
nest, they hang around for a while (always June,then some July) near the nest 
and then disperse, perhaps moving southward, but not always. 

Bierregard TRAX shows these birds as sort of wandering about. Especially the 
bachelors 

It's amassing how many miles Osprey can cover in a day or two and come back to 
the same roost at night. 


Best,
Larry

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Szantyr 
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:51 pm
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fish in the sound?
To: "lpflynn AT optonline.net" 
Cc: "Mntncougar AT aol.com" , "ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org" 

> Became aware
> 
> Sorry. 
> 
> 
> 
> Mark Szantyr
> 
> > On Aug 30, 2014, at 10:33 PM, Mark Szantyr 
> wrote:
> > 
> > Just a note about Osprey migration. Greg Hanisek and i spent a 
> few summer days along the coast a few years back and became that 
> in mid July, we had ospreys in obvious migration. If i remember 
> correctly, the literature noted that adult females (? This is a 
> gray memory area) move as early as July. Grag, any better 
> recollections?> 
> > Mark
> > 
> > Mark Szantyr
> > 
> >> On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Larry Flynn via CTBirds 
> wrote:
> >> 
> >> Hi Don,
> >> 
> >> Nice post.
> >> First, from my many years of fishing, bunker are notorious 
> for being non-existent in one harbor to being very abundant in 
> the next harbor over.
> >> An example of that is that at any giving time there may be 
> few bunker in Norwalk Harbor yet Stamford and Bridgeport Harbors 
> are loaded with these fish.
> >> Plus certainly there are cyclical years and cycles for the 
> menhaden and other fish specie population in LIS.
> >> 
> >> This year at the present time the number of bunker around 
> Norwalk Harbor are possibly the largest seen in decades. 
> >> "Every Osprey has a fish..."
> >> 
> >> In other years it may be New Haven, Milford, Branford or 
> other harbors that hold bunker..at any giving time
> >> Back in the early 90's I went to Branford from Norwalk by 
> boat because that was the closest place to find bunker for the 
> WICC Bluefish contest, there were no bunker from Greenwich to 
> New Haven, Branford was the spot. We fished outside that harbor 
> and had over 100 bluefish, of course non of them make the weight ! AT #$
> >> 
> >> You said that last year "it was widely known that there 
> >> were few if any baitfish in the sound"
> >> I recall that thread was mostly about very small baitfish 
> that terns would feed on, not bunker, I think it was a tern 
> issue at that time.
> >> I also believe the the North Shore of LI had ton's of tern 
> food fish at the same time.
> >> 
> >> What I am trying to show is that fish species move from here 
> to there in a heartbeat, is there is a total lack any certain 
> forage fish in LIS, I don't know? 
> >> 
> >> It's cool to check out the DEEP trawl data, they have all 
> that stuff nailed down.
> >> 
> >> As far as Osprey migration, Bob Bierregaard's Website,
> >> www.ospreytrax.com is awesome.
> >> He has many osprey fitted with satellite and cell tower 
> transmitters from the New England area, a few are very close to us.
> >> Click on Osprey Pages, then interactive maps, then 2014.
> >> He has been working with ospreys since the early 70's and I 
> would like to add one of his recent quotes...
> >> "It seems the start of fall migration is not as similar from 
> one year to the next for an individual bird as is the start of 
> spring migration. Birds in the fall are in no real hurry to get 
> south, so they are more likely to wait for just the right 
> weather--a nice strong wind out of the north--in the fall than 
> in the spring. In the spring, they're in a rush to get home to 
> make sure no usurper tries to take over their territory, and I 
> don't think they get big weather systems moving in with strong 
> winds out of the south to urge them on. So I think the 
> northbound trip starts with some combination of hormone levels 
> rising and an internal clock telling them it time to get back to 
> the breeding grounds."
> >> 
> >> What is this "normal" that you talk about? I'd bet that 
> "normal data" doesn't go back very many decades, but rather is 
> forever evolving and will continue to change as time moves on.
> >> Hopefully for the better!
> >> 
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Larry Flynn
> >> Norwalk CT.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: Don Morgan via CTBirds 
> >> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 5:56 pm
> >> Subject: [CT Birds] Fish in the sound?
> >> To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
> >> 
> >>> I noticed that, while there were lots of Osprey circling 
> >>> Lighthouse point 
> >>> on Thursday, we only saw one carrying a fish. In past years, 
> >>> sometimes 
> >>> every bird we saw would have a fish. I also had half a dozen 
> >>> Osprey way up high 
> >>> like the Eagles we saw. the ones I saw seemed to end up 
> turning 
> >>> and 
> >>> circling back, but it isn't normal for them to be up that 
> high, 
> >>> although the 
> >>> strong NW wind may have played a part in that. 
> >>> I notice that Dana had three Osprey migrating on Friday, and 
> >>> Quaker Ridge 
> >>> reported 15 or so. This is so early it's almost unheard of. 
> >>> Last year in 
> >>> the first week of September we also noticed that the birds 
> >>> seemed to be 
> >>> heading out already, and by the end of the month there were 
> >>> almost none left. 
> >>> Normally that's when they start leaving. But it was widely 
> known 
> >>> that there 
> >>> were few if any baitfish in the sound and almost none of the 
> >>> Osprey we saw 
> >>> ever had fish. When they did it was likely as not a 
> flounder, 
> >>> rather than 
> >>> the usual menhaden.
> >>> So, I would like to know if any of you that spend time 
> boating 
> >>> on the 
> >>> sound, fishing or otherwise, have any impression of the 
> current 
> >>> situation with 
> >>> baitfish. I'm afraid it could be another early migration for 
> the 
> >>> Osprey 
> >>> again if the supply is low.
> >>> 
> >>> Don Morgan, Coventry
> >>> mntncougar AT aol.com
> >>> _______________________________________________
> >>> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological 
> >>> Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in 
> >>> Connecticut.For subscription information visit 
> >>> 
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Subject: Osprey migration
From: Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:18:48 -0400
Based on this paper on osprey migration (using satellite tags to track 
movements), we should be getting towards the end of the period in which female 
ospreys leave the northeast (well past the midpoint of departures) and around 
the start of the period in which males leave. Note that the sample size for 
males is small so it probably underestimates the range of departure dates: 



http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/researchers/uploads/452/fall_migration_routes_2001.pdf 


The comments about migration timing being more variable in fall vs spring are 
also widely recognized for migratory birds in general (and make sense for the 
reasons given). A good breeding year for example could mean that all the birds 
are ready to leave early. Of course a disastrous year in which all the nests 
fail could lead to the same thing ... 


Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
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Subject: Re: Fish in the sound?
From: Mark Szantyr via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:51:12 -0400
Became aware

Sorry. 



Mark Szantyr

> On Aug 30, 2014, at 10:33 PM, Mark Szantyr  wrote:
> 
> Just a note about Osprey migration. Greg Hanisek and i spent a few summer 
days along the coast a few years back and became that in mid July, we had 
ospreys in obvious migration. If i remember correctly, the literature noted 
that adult females (? This is a gray memory area) move as early as July. Grag, 
any better recollections? 

> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark Szantyr
> 
>> On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Larry Flynn via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

>> 
>> Hi Don,
>> 
>> Nice post.
>> First, from my many years of fishing, bunker are notorious for being 
non-existent in one harbor to being very abundant in the next harbor over. 

>> An example of that is that at any giving time there may be few bunker in 
Norwalk Harbor yet Stamford and Bridgeport Harbors are loaded with these fish. 

>> Plus certainly there are cyclical years and cycles for the menhaden and 
other fish specie population in LIS. 

>> 
>> This year at the present time the number of bunker around Norwalk Harbor are 
possibly the largest seen in decades. 

>> "Every Osprey has a fish..."
>> 
>> In other years it may be New Haven, Milford, Branford or other harbors that 
hold bunker..at any giving time 

>> Back in the early 90's I went to Branford from Norwalk by boat because that 
was the closest place to find bunker for the WICC Bluefish contest, there were 
no bunker from Greenwich to New Haven, Branford was the spot. We fished outside 
that harbor and had over 100 bluefish, of course non of them make the weight 
! AT #$ 

>> 
>> You said that last year "it was widely known that  there 
>> were few if any baitfish in the sound"
>> I recall that thread was mostly about very small baitfish that terns would 
feed on, not bunker, I think it was a tern issue at that time. 

>> I also believe the the North Shore of LI had ton's of tern food fish at the 
same time. 

>> 
>> What I am trying to show is that fish species move from here to there in a 
heartbeat, is there is a total lack any certain forage fish in LIS, I don't 
know? 

>> 
>> It's cool to check out the DEEP trawl data, they have all that stuff nailed 
down. 

>> 
>> As far as Osprey migration, Bob Bierregaard's Website,
>> www.ospreytrax.com is awesome.
>> He has many osprey fitted with satellite and cell tower transmitters from 
the New England area, a few are very close to us. 

>> Click on Osprey Pages, then interactive maps, then 2014.
>> He has been working with ospreys since the early 70's and I would like to 
add one of his recent quotes... 

>> "It seems the start of fall migration is not as similar from one year to the 
next for an individual bird as is the start of spring migration. Birds in the 
fall are in no real hurry to get south, so they are more likely to wait for 
just the right weather--a nice strong wind out of the north--in the fall than 
in the spring. In the spring, they're in a rush to get home to make sure no 
usurper tries to take over their territory, and I don't think they get big 
weather systems moving in with strong winds out of the south to urge them on. 
So I think the northbound trip starts with some combination of hormone levels 
rising and an internal clock telling them it time to get back to the breeding 
grounds." 

>> 
>> What is this "normal" that you talk about? I'd bet that "normal data" 
doesn't go back very many decades, but rather is forever evolving and will 
continue to change as time moves on. 

>> Hopefully for the better!
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> Larry Flynn
>> Norwalk CT.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Don Morgan via CTBirds 
>> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 5:56 pm
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Fish in the sound?
>> To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
>> 
>>> I noticed that, while there were lots of Osprey circling 
>>> Lighthouse point 
>>> on Thursday, we only saw one carrying a fish. In past years, 
>>> sometimes 
>>> every bird we saw would have a fish. I also had half a dozen 
>>> Osprey way up high 
>>> like the Eagles we saw. the ones I saw seemed to end up turning 
>>> and 
>>> circling back, but it isn't normal for them to be up that high, 
>>> although the 
>>> strong NW wind may have played a part in that. 
>>> I notice that Dana had three Osprey migrating on Friday, and 
>>> Quaker Ridge 
>>> reported 15 or so. This is so early it's almost unheard of. 
>>> Last year in 
>>> the first week of September we also noticed that the birds 
>>> seemed to be 
>>> heading out already, and by the end of the month there were 
>>> almost none left. 
>>> Normally that's when they start leaving. But it was widely known 
>>> that there 
>>> were few if any baitfish in the sound and almost none of the 
>>> Osprey we saw 
>>> ever had fish. When they did it was likely as not a flounder, 
>>> rather than 
>>> the usual menhaden.
>>> So, I would like to know if any of you that spend time boating 
>>> on the 
>>> sound, fishing or otherwise, have any impression of the current 
>>> situation with 
>>> baitfish. I'm afraid it could be another early migration for the 
>>> Osprey 
>>> again if the supply is low.
>>> 
>>> Don Morgan, Coventry
>>> mntncougar AT aol.com
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Subject: Re: Fish in the Sound
From: Sophie Zyla via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:38:47 -0400
I've spent a good portion of the summer on Great Gull Island with the Common 
and Roseate Terns. Sand lance and butterfish were scare most of the season. The 
fishing boats which carry us back and forth also noted the shortage of bait 
fish. The number off eggs were way down were the chicks banded. The weight of 
many juveniles has been low. While mortality may be high even in a good year, 
it is sad to see so many dead. 


Sophie Zyla
Beacon Falls


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On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:14 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds 
 wrote: 


> Sorry, I've lost track of Don Morgan's original post.
> 
> I know some of the LIS fishing community has noted a significant lack of bait 
fish throughout this summer. 

> 
> 
> They are very interested in the birding community's observations about 
declines or changes in behaviors of colonial nesters (terns), long-legged 
waders, osprey , etc. 

> 
> It's all inter-related, folks.
> 
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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