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Phalaropes,©John Schmitt

20 Oct Silver Sands - Vespers and Orange-crowned [John Oshlick via CTBirds ]
20 Oct FOF Fox Sparrow-Audubon Greenwich [Stefan Martin via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Adult Bald Eagle over St. Joseph's cathedral in Hartford [Don Crockett via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Stratford VESPER, etc [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Orange Crowned Warbler at Audubon Greenwich [Ryan MacLean via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Immi GOLDEN EAGLE at Quaker Ridge [Stefan Martin via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Southbury Sparrows ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
20 Oct Lighthouse Point golden Eagle Pictures [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Re: Stratford BLUE GOOSE, Lincoln's, Siskins [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Stratford BLUE GOOSE, Lincoln's, Siskins [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Yard sightings [Carrier Graphics via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Case for a Scope [Nancymeyerlustman via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Greenwich Highlights [Stefan Martin via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Stratford herons, shorebirds, etc. [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Boothe Park Hawk Watch 10/19 - 663 raptors + Cackling PUFI PISI etc [Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Quaker Ridge 10/19: 255 Raptors (inc. Goshawk), 3, 000+ Geese (inc. 38 Snows) [Ryan Maclean via CTBirds ]
19 Oct LIGHTHOUSE LOST AND FOUND [Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Lighthouse Point Park GOLDEN EAGLE [Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds ]
19 Oct 10/19 - Westport and Fairfield (incl. CTYBC Trip) [Alex Burdo via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Bantam Lake [RAYMOND BELDING via CTBirds ]
20 Oct Wilton Private Residence [James Hunter via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Ten Bald Eagles! [Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Sterling yard [Robert Dixon via CTBirds ]
19 Oct FOS Brandt's at Greenwich Point [Lynnette via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Litchfield this am [Fran via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Greenwich Point sparrows, hawks plus - oh my! [wingsct--- via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Guilford, Sachem's Head, Royal turn [John Marshall via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Juv Goshawk at Quaker Ridge [Ryan MacLean via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Yard birds 10/19/14 [Lisa Gagnon via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Re: Allen's Meadow- Wilton [Joe Bear via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Bluff Point 10/19 [Glenn Williams via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Allen's Meadow- Wilton [Joe Bear via CTBirds ]
19 Oct Pine Siskins Goshen [Kevin Finnan via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Re: Frank Mantlik talk @ Cove: Two Tuesdays Correction: [David Winston via CTBirds ]
18 Oct PINE SISKINS [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Frank Mantlik talk @ Cove: [David Winston via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Re: Royal tern [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Re: Royal tern [Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds ]
18 Oct 12 Hamden Eagles [Mike Horn via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Royal tern [Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Lighthouse Point admission fee and Lost and Found [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
18 Oct good stuff from yard today [Carrier Graphics via CTBirds ]
18 Oct 2 Peregrine falcons Branford [Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Sparrows [Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds ]
18 Oct "Audubon's" Warbler yes ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
18 Oct Lighthouse park [Steve Light via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Sachem's Head Royal Terns [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Merlins and other raptors at Northwest Park [John Flynn via CTBirds ]
18 Oct An Exceptional (Hawk) Migration Forecast for Sunday [Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Coot Wallingford [Martin Moore via CTBirds ]
18 Oct COA Sparrow Workshop results 10/18 [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
18 Oct CACC Banding in Milford Saturday [Andy Thiede via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Brooksvale Park, Hamden [Jim Zipp via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Peregrine encounter [Roy Zartarian via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Dead Chickadees on Wall and Church Streets in New Haven [Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds ]
18 Oct Bantam Lake Re: WMF birds ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
18 Oct To All Young Birders [Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds ]
18 Oct WMF birds ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
17 Oct Bauer Park birds - NO grosbeak but many other goodies [Andrew Block via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Twin lakes today [Carrier Graphics via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Silver Sands birds 10/17/14 [Stephen Spector via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Common Nighthawks [Larry Havey via CTBirds ]
17 Oct COA SPARROW WORKSHOP STARTING TIME [Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds ]
17 Oct East Granby [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Yard Birds 10/17/14 [Lorraine Gundersen via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Milford Point Highlights [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Chimney Swift [Erica Soucy via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Chimney Swift [Erica Soucy via CTBirds ]
17 Oct Bishops pond meriden [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
16 Oct Madison, Clinton, Waterford [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
16 Oct Do not post [Michaelene Komara via CTBirds ]
16 Oct Grosbeak - from 'no' to 'yes' to...maybe [Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds ]
16 Oct Re: Royal Terns at Hammo continue [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
16 Oct Blue Grosbeak-Yes! [Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds ]
16 Oct BBC Pelagic carpool? ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
16 Oct Homing pigeon? [Daisy via CTBirds ]

Subject: Silver Sands - Vespers and Orange-crowned
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:45:00 -0400
Silver Sands SP Milford - 2 vesper sparrows, 10 White crowned sparrows, 1
thrasher, 1 orange-crowned warbler, 1 thrasher

With Ed Sedowski and Charlie Barnard

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: FOF Fox Sparrow-Audubon Greenwich
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:08:51 -0400
In grape tangles along the teenage forest boardwalk. 

Stefan Martin
Stamford

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Subject: Adult Bald Eagle over St. Joseph's cathedral in Hartford
From: Don Crockett via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:02:34 -0400
Just had an adult Bald Eagle soaring in a thermal behind Cathedral of St.
Joseph on Farmington Ave., Hartford and then glide ESE toward downtown as
seen from the Aetna campus.

       Don


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Subject: Stratford VESPER, etc
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:51:07 -0400
From Frank Mantlik
10/20 Stratford, Beacon Pt Rd, Town Greenway - 178 Brant, 7 Laughing Gulls, 2 
Common Ravens, Blue-headed Vireo, eight species sparrows including VESPER and 
LINCOLN's. 

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Subject: Orange Crowned Warbler at Audubon Greenwich
From: Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:15 -0400
Seen by Stefan Martin, Bill Wallace and myself in the Oasis infront of the 
hawkwatch 


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Subject: Immi GOLDEN EAGLE at Quaker Ridge
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:48:01 -0400
I just received a phone call from Ryan MacLean over at Quaker Ridge in 
Greenwich notifying me of the stellar morning so far. He's had a Juvi Golden 
Eagle, dozens of Sharpies, kettles of TV's and a late BW (among others). I'm 
about to head up to lend a hand. It seems like it could be a good early 
afternoon before the winds totally switch. If you want to see some migrating 
birds today, we could use the eyes!! 


P.S. We're due for some cranes

Stefan Martin
Stamford 

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Subject: Southbury Sparrows
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:33:44 +0000
Lots of sparrows moving in. This morning before work I came across:
Mitchell Farm, White-crowned Sparrow, American Pipits
Southbury Training School, several White-crowned Sparrows
Audubon Center at Bent of the River (NW corner of the visitors parking lot), 
Lincoln's Sparrow. 

Feeders still holding a decent flock of Purple Finches and Pine Siskins calling 
from the woods intermittently but still not stopping at the feeders. 


Patrick


Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation
President, Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)405-9115
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Subject: Lighthouse Point golden Eagle Pictures
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:21:13 -0400
Here's a link to some pictures of Sunday's Golden Eagle at  Lighthouse 
Point Park. Not the best, but great for ID. Perhaps someone got some  better 
ones they could share. 
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/38wphvwkml7bsth/AAAngBC6bgck7Mfp_2BrxF8pa?dl=0
 
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct  
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Subject: Re: Stratford BLUE GOOSE, Lincoln's, Siskins
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:34:31 -0400
Sorry, I meant the date 10/20.

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> On Oct 20, 2014, at 9:33 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds 
 wrote: 

> 
> From Frank Mantlik
> 12/20. Stratford, Connors Ln, town community garden - Chilly temps (37F) and 
a hard frost on ground (largely melted now), but very birdy . Adult dark 
("blue") morph SNOW GOOSE overhead with Canada Goose flock, 42 Tree Swallows, 8 
species of sparrows including 1 LINCOLN'S and 3 juv WHITE-CROWNED, 5 PURPLE 
FINCHES and 24 PINE SISKINS. 

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Subject: Stratford BLUE GOOSE, Lincoln's, Siskins
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:33:47 -0400
From Frank Mantlik
12/20. Stratford, Connors Ln, town community garden - Chilly temps (37F) and a 
hard frost on ground (largely melted now), but very birdy . Adult dark ("blue") 
morph SNOW GOOSE overhead with Canada Goose flock, 42 Tree Swallows, 8 species 
of sparrows including 1 LINCOLN'S and 3 juv WHITE-CROWNED, 5 PURPLE FINCHES and 
24 PINE SISKINS. 


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Subject: Yard sightings
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:22:49 -0700
This morning here in Harwinton, it was 35f and my 2 regular Junco under feeders 
grew to 26. 2 White-t-Sparrow still here. The local Red shouldered Hawk picked 
a Chipmunk off my window feeder tray. Also had a Blue-headed Vireo and 2 Winter 
Wren in yard this morning. 


Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Subject: Case for a Scope
From: Nancymeyerlustman via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:32:11 -0400
If anyone found a case for a scope yesterday at Lighthouse, please back channel 
me. Thks 

Nancy Meyer-Lustman

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Subject: Greenwich Highlights
From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:23:14 -0400
An enjoyable day of birding for everyone! 
Adding one species to The Tod's Point list.
1-Pintail flying at the end of a small group of Brant. 

Rockwood Reservoir- still continuing to produce. I've had a continuing 
Pied-billed Grebe for the better part of 2 weeks now and at least 2 Pectoral 
Sandpipers up until 2 days ago. On Oct 12 I had 11 Ring-necked Ducks, 30+ GW 
Teal, 2 BW Teal, 1 Pintail and a lone Drake Hooded Merganser (sorry for the 
late post.) today I had 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Wilson's Snipe and 30+ Pipits. 
All birds were working the exposed mud (I've never seen it this low). The Grebe 
and Merganser continue along with 20 or so GW Teal. 


Also a great day for Hawkwatching throughout the state (especially 
Lighthouse!!) 



Stefan Martin
Stamford 

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Subject: Stratford herons, shorebirds, etc.
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:58:08 -0700
From Frank Mantlik
10/19 Stratford, Long Beach Blvd., McKinney Refuge (with Linda) - 5 
Green-winged Teal, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON (juvenile), 5 
Black-crowned Night-Herons, 13 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, Black-throated Blue 
Warbler, lots of usual sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers. 


10/19 Stratford, Pond behind 611 Access Rd (private), (with Linda) - 6+ 
Black-crowned Night-Herons, 20 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS. 


10/19 Stratford, private home - female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD continues.

10/18, 7:15am, Stratford, Broad St., Stratford Marina (private) - 11 
Black-crowned Night-Herons, 35 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 137 Greater 
Yellowlegs, 17 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Dowitchers, sp. (presumed Short-billed). 

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Subject: Boothe Park Hawk Watch 10/19 - 663 raptors + Cackling PUFI PISI etc
From: Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:24:06 -0400
We had a great time at the Boothe Park Hawk Watch in Stratford today as 
Tom, Charlie, Marty, Ron, Frank and I plus more observers and visitors 
put in ~7.25 hours. The TV count is the second highest for our site to 
the epic day before the Snowtober event (October 28, 2011) when we set 
the New England/Mid-Atlantic fall record. It would also be the second 
highest for Lighthouse Point (Snowtober as well) and Quaker Ridge 
meaning it truly was an exceptional and historic day! Our SS tally is a 
strong second highest for us.

Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 256
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 14
Northern Harrier 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 286
Cooper's Hawk 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 7
Red-tailed Hawk 44
American Kestrel 13
Merlin 10
Unknown Falcon 4
Unknown Raptor 6
Total: 663

Southbound migrants included:
CACKLING GOOSE 4 - unmistakable, seen by multiple observers directly 
overhead with all four together mixed in with CANG. They broke off at 
one point to join another group of nearby CANG.
Canada Goose 719
Double-crested Cormorant 245
Great Blue Heron 2
Tree Swallow 41
Red-winged Blackbird 31
PURPLE FINCH 202
PINE SISKIN 54
finch sp. 99

Migrants in the park included:
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 22
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 11
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3

Notable birds included:
COMMON RAVEN 2

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Subject: Quaker Ridge 10/19: 255 Raptors (inc. Goshawk), 3, 000+ Geese (inc. 38 Snows)
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:06 -0400
Excellent day of hawkwatching here at Audubon Greenwich with a steady
stream of Sharp Shins, Coopers, several adult Red Shoulders and increasing
numbers of Vultures. The highlight of the day was an immature Goshawk seen
by 6 observers around 3:40.

While the hawks may have been the overall stars, our numerical stars today
were the geese. 3,067 Canadas, 50 Brant and a beautiful late day skein of
38 SNOW GEESE (FOS) were tallied.

Sparrows also continue to impress with several Lincolns, White-Crowned,
Savannah, Field and many Chippings around the front fields/orchard. A
Nashville Warbler and a Swainson's Thrush were also caught/banded today as
part of our scheduled banding workshop.

Many thanks to the 15+ observers who came to help out today and to the
Audubon staff for the baked goods and cider.

Quaker Ridge 10/19/14

Black Vulture: 4
Turkey Vulture: 53
Osprey: 6
Bald Eagle: 6
Northern Harrier: 3
Sharp-Shinned Hawk: 131
Cooper's Hawk: 15
Northern Goshawk: 1
Red-Shouldered Hawk: 9
American Kestrel: 13
Merlin: 6
Unidentified: 8
TOTAL: 255
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Subject: LIGHTHOUSE LOST AND FOUND
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:52:55 -0700
Thanks to the dozens of observers and visitors today!  


In the chaos an impressive number of items were left at the hawk watch site, 
including a Black Jansport Backpack, Binocular and scope cases, water bottle, 
etc. 


Please contact me at this email. I would be happy to make arrangements to 
return all of these items! 


Steve Mayo
Bethany
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Subject: Lighthouse Point Park GOLDEN EAGLE
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:47:24 -0700
An immature Golden Eagle seen E to W over the Park by many observers was the 
highlight of the day which included 1159 raptors of 13 species. Totals included 
20 late Osprey, 16 late Broad-wings, 25 Bald Eagles and a respectable 24 
Northern Harriers. Full details are posted on HawkCount. 


https://www.hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?r=on&rsite=138&go=Go+to+site


There was a massive morning flight of birds, that went uncounted, as the hawks 
were already flying at dawn. The finch flight was impressive (Pine Siskin in 
the low thousands, perhaps slightly fewer Purple Finch). Siskins continued to 
move (albeit in smaller flocks) into the late afternoon!. Just a very few of 
the sightings included 400 Tree Swallow, 2 RT Loons, 6-8 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED 
SWALLOW, 1 CHIMNEY SWIFT, 400+ Canada Goose, 80 Brant, 20 Black Duck, 1 Com 
Raven, 600+ RW Blackbird, 10+ Rusty Blackbird, 20+ YR Warbler, 6 Snowy Egret, 3 
Gr Egret, 8+ Am Pipit, and many others. 


An excellent afternoon falcon and Harrier show and 5-6 Merlins remained in the 
Park at dusk. 

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Subject: 10/19 - Westport and Fairfield (incl. CTYBC Trip)
From: Alex Burdo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:26:49 -0400
Our October CTYBC trip took place this morning, and was a huge success. Led
by Tina Green, we covered the Christmas Tree Farm and Sherwood Island in
Westport. Following the trip, Brendan Murtha, Jory Teltser, and I birded a
few locations around Fairfield. I then made a solo visit to Greenfield Farm
to round out the day.

Information on forthcoming November and December trips should be posted
shortly. Please invite any young birders you know to participate in these
outings. A huge thanks to Tina Green, Kathy Van Der Aue, and Sean Murtha
for leading and chaperoning the trip. Highlights of the day are posted
below:

From Tina Green, Kathy Van Der Aue, Sean Murtha, and CTYBC Members:
10/19 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 AMERICAN KESTREL, 35
HORNED LARK, 2 BROWN THRASHER, 6 AMERICAN PIPIT, 1 VESPER SPARROW, 3
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

From Alex Burdo, Kathy Van Der Aue, Brendan Murtha, and Jory Teltser:
10/19 - Fairfield, Southport Beach -- 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 30 PINE SISKIN.

From Alex Burdo, Brendan Murtha, and Jory Teltser:
10/19 - Fairfield, Metro Conservation Area -- 3 AMERICAN PIPIT, 1
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.
Fairfield, Ash Creek Open Space -- 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 1 WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 Eastern Towhee.

From Alex Burdo:
10/19 - Fairfield, Greenfield Farm -- 1 BLACK VULTURE, 1 EASTERN
MEADOWLARK, 2 Field Sparrow.


Alex Burdo
Fairfield
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Subject: Bantam Lake
From: RAYMOND BELDING via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:58:31 -0400 (EDT)
10/19 - Bantam Lake's N. Bay
1 first winter Bonaparte's Gull
Ray Belding w/ Dennis Hannon



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Subject: Wilton Private Residence
From: James Hunter via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:46:59 +0000
From Jim Hunter
Oct 18 and 19 - Wilton - Private Residence - northern Wilton near Ridgefield 
boarder - 

 MANY yellow-rumped and palm warblers seemed to have been a big movement over 
night. 10 species of sparrow including - White-crowned (several), Clay-colored, 
Vesper, and Lincolns. About 4 young Cooper Hawks - for most of the day fighting 
and being "territorial". Several Ravens, both vultures, moving Red-tailed and 
Red-shouldered hawks. At least 5 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 50+ purple finches, 
200+++ Pine Siskins. Robins, blue jays and bluebirds seemed to be moving the 
whole time both days. 


Jim Hunter
Bridgeport, CT.


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Subject: Ten Bald Eagles!
From: Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:11:41 -0400
With Nancy Meyer-Lustman - along with multitudes of Sharp-Shins, Coopers, A. 
Kestrels, Pine Siskins, Tree Swallows and Purple Finches, we had TEN BALD 
EAGLES over the house on Shore Drive in Short Beach Branford (btwn 12 - 5pm). 

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Subject: Sterling yard
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Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:54:42 -0400
From Robert Dixon
10/19/14 - Sterling yard - 37 species - SWAINSON'S THRUSH (2), HERMIT THRUSH 
(2), BARRED OWL (2), PURPLE FINCH (10 at the feeders), YELLOW-BELLIED 
SAPSUCKER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, CEDAR WAXWING (7), GRAY CATBIRD and COOPER'S 
HAWK (4). 

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Subject: FOS Brandt's at Greenwich Point
From: Lynnette via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:33:06 -0400
Saw 2 different groups if Brandt's this afternoon - first of the Fall season.

Lynnette C - OG, CT

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Subject: Litchfield this am
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:14:02 -0400
With Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson - 

Bantam lake, Litchfield Town Beach - Bonaparte's gull, Harrier, 2 Rusty 
Blackbirds, 2 Kestrel, 6 Pied-billed Grebe, 35 Pine Siskins 


Little Pond - Greater Yellowlegs, ~20 Pine Siskins, 6 Purple Finch 

Cemetery Pond - Bufflehead, American Widgeon, 8 Green-Winged Teal, 3 
Blue-winged Teal 


- Fran 

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Subject: Greenwich Point sparrows, hawks plus - oh my!
From: wingsct--- via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:45:03 GMT
From Meredith Sampson w/ Stefan Martin, Cynthia Ehlinger & "First 
Sundays"Group10/19/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 60+ PINE SISKINS, 
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 6 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, BROWN CREEPER. Also:15 or so Field 
Sparrows15 Swamp Sparrows9 Eastern Towhees5 Palm Warblers (1 Western)many 
Yellow-rumped WarblersKinglets6 Eastern PhoebesSwainson's Thrush2 Hermit 
Thrush22 Sharp-shinned Hawks4 American Kestrels1 Merlin1 Northern Harrier4 
Cooper's Hawks1 Osprey1 Red-tailed HawkBrant 

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Subject: Guilford, Sachem's Head, Royal turn
From: John Marshall via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:45:12 -0400
From John Marshall with Sol Satin & Bobbie Fisher
10-19/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- NORTHERN GANNET, 8 ROYAL TERN, 2 
FORSTER'S TERN 


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Watertown
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Subject: Juv Goshawk at Quaker Ridge
From: Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:54:10 -0400
Juv Goshawk seen well by 6 observers over Audubon Greenwich at 3:40. Our first 
for the season at Quaker Ridge. 


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Subject: Yard birds 10/19/14
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Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:17:08 -0700
Lisa G Stafford Springs.  20 purple finches, a couple of pine siskins, dark
eyed juncos, white throated sparrows, at least 6 ruby crowned kinglets (
there to cute). Yellow rumps,  lots of robins moving around in the woods. I
usually get a good group of them at this time. Lisa
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Subject: Re: Allen's Meadow- Wilton
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:46:14 -0400
Wrapping up 2 hrs here, in part with Brenda Inskeep. Well over 100 Siskens at 
one point, many feeding on the ground. 20+ Bluebirds feeding on Pokeberry. Had 
a small flock of 9 Rusty Blackbirds fly by as well as a few Pipits- also 9 
Pipits on the soccer field grass. At one point there were 80+ Chipping 
Sparrows- combed through the carefully but nothing different. Couple of Merlins 
and Sharpies. As of 10:30am most of the birds cleared out. 

Joe Bear- Wilton

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> On Oct 19, 2014, at 8:57 AM, Joe Bear  wrote:
> 
> Lots of birds in general. Flock of 20 Pine Siskins just landed, 1 Vesper, 1 
Lincoln's, few White-crowneds, (incl adults), several Purple Finches and 15+ 
Bluebirds. 

> Joe Bear
> Wilton 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Bluff Point 10/19
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:40:41 +0000 (UTC)
from Tom Auer, Nick Bonomo, Dan Field, Phil Rusch, and Glenn Williams - later 
joined by Tim Thompson:10/19/14 - Groton, Bluff Point -- 1-3 GRAY-CHEEKED 
THRUSH sp., 9 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 4 WHITE-CROWNED 
SPARROWS, 20 PINE SISKINS, 40 PURPLE FINCHES, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN 
THRASHER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, 4000+ birds, 1000+ Yellow-rumped Warblers, 
6 warbler species including a Black-throated Blue, Blackpoll and 2 Nashvilles, 
and ~200 Hermit Thrushes.   

Birds were not funneling directly through the hot corner, but instead leaving 
the park in a broad front.  At several points we were spread out between the 
road, hot corner and the other side of the chain linked gate and all reporting 
different species and numbers, so I think most things were undercounted.  I 
believe that the numbers of Hermit Thrushes and Chipping Sparrows were the 
highest that I have seen there. 

Glenn WilliamsMystic
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Subject: Allen's Meadow- Wilton
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:57:20 -0400
Lots of birds in general. Flock of 20 Pine Siskins just landed, 1 Vesper, 1 
Lincoln's, few White-crowneds, (incl adults), several Purple Finches and 15+ 
Bluebirds. 

Joe Bear
Wilton 

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Subject: Pine Siskins Goshen
From: Kevin Finnan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:50:35 -0400
A tight flock of 25 just cruised oner headed SW.

Kevin Finnan
Goshen

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Subject: Re: Frank Mantlik talk @ Cove: Two Tuesdays Correction:
From: David Winston via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:31:10 -0400
On Oct 18, 2014, at 9:36 PM, David Winston  wrote:

> Hello Ct Birders:
> 
> 
> For all interested in the rarities of Fairfield County.
> You might want to check out the Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary Annual 
Meeting. 

> 
> Two Tuesdays from now, Tuesday October 28th, 7PM.
> Place:  Stamford Government Center
> 888 Washington Boulevard.  2nd Floor Auditorium.
> Just map quest directions its right in downtown Stamford.
> Free Parking, Just bring drivers License for security at the front desk.
> 
> As many of you know Frank has been around fairfield County for some time now 
and were looking forward to his presentation. 

> 
> See you there.
> 
> 
> Dave Winston


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Subject: PINE SISKINS
From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:48:45 -0400
from Angela Dimmitt
10/18 New Milford/Merryall - flyover 20-25 PINE SISKINS
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Subject: Frank Mantlik talk @ Cove:
From: David Winston via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:36:48 -0400
Hello Ct Birders:


For all interested in the rarities of Fairfield County.
You might want to check out the Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Meeting.

This coming Tuesday October 28th, 7PM.
Place:  Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard.  2nd Floor Auditorium.
Just map quest directions its right in downtown Stamford.
Free Parking, Just bring drivers License for security at the front desk.

As many of you know Frank has been around fairfield County for some time now 
and were looking forward to his presentation. 


See you there.


Dave Winston
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Subject: Re: Royal tern
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:56:35 -0700
Sarah is having problems posting.  Here is the report she sent me a moment ago.

"I saw one Royal Tern at the end of the Moraine Trail at Hammonasset this 
afternoon. Not much else moving -- cormorants and gulls. Nice afternoon, 
though." 




Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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Subject: [CT Birds] Royal tern

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Subject: Re: Royal tern
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:44:22 +0000
For some reason the text didn’t travel with the title from my iPhone… 
weird. 



I saw one Royal Tern at the end of the Moraine Trail at Hammonasset this 
afternoon. Not much else moving -- cormorants and gulls. Nice afternoon, 
though. 



Sarah Faulkner

Collinsville






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Subject: 12 Hamden Eagles
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:36:43 -0400
Hi Folks. Tonight we had 12 bald eagles; 10 immatures and 2 adults!!!!!! All
but one immature (Princess Anne who stayed with her parents) decided to take
off one at a time and fly low and slow to the west - right over us. The
children and the adults that were here tonight (including me) were totally
awe struck. Regards to all, Mike Horn

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Subject: Royal tern
From: Sarah Faulkner via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:36:26 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: Lighthouse Point admission fee and Lost and Found
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:32:04 -0400
Assuming you are going to the hawk watch at Lighthouse Point  Park, if you 
tell the attendant you are going to the hawk watch you will not be  charged 
at all. And they only collect entry fees on the weekend in the  fall.
 
As I posted before, on Sunday, 10/5 a visitor to the hawk watch  left a 
field guide behind, which I have. No one responded to my first post. We  are 
quite sure it was a woman, so the women visitors to the watch whose names  
were recorded are:
Marcia Merithew, Anne Batterson, Lynda Dohrman, Ruth Alex,  Maryann Loomis, 
 Jane Weber, Carrie ?, Anne Steckfus. The list is probably  incomplete. If 
you happen to know any of these woman, or anyone else that  might have been 
there, please ask if they lost a field guide if you  have the chance. You or 
they can contact me.
 
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct  
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Subject: good stuff from yard today
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:26:59 -0700
In yard today, 

1 Winter Wren
2 Purple Finch at feeder plus
4 Pine Siskin
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
4 White -t-Sparrow
2 Junco
and up in the clouds I think I heard Snow Geese! 
have any been seen this year here in CT?

Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Subject: 2 Peregrine falcons Branford
From: Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:10:28 -0400
Two Peregrine Falcons vocalizing and diving at each over the house. Shore 
Drive, Short Beach Branford on the Farm River. Delightful and a first in my 
yard. 

Eileen 
Branford

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Subject: Sparrows
From: Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:39:09 +0000
Spent an hour this morning near the intersection of Durkee Road and Four 
Bridges Road in Somers. There is a new housing development started on the north 
side of Durkee, and a lot of dirt piles covered in weeds, adjacent to some 
brushy edge habitat and corn fields. I had 7 sparrow species, including 21 
Song, 11 Swamp, 2 Field, 45 Savanah (3 Ipswitch), 3 White-Throated, 1 Junco, 
and 2 White-Crowned (first Winter). Also had a Kestrel and a Sharp-shinned 
Hawk. 


Jim in Somers

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Subject: "Audubon's" Warbler yes
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:37:33 +0000
It does appear that it was an "Audubon's" Warbler at the entrance to Little 
Pond this morning. The yellow was more apparent in the field and this shot is 
quite backlit and over exposed to compensate. Both Fran and I noted the 
sharper, more metallic chip note. 


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We also had a Dickcissel flyover at Little Pond.

Patrick

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Subject: Lighthouse park
From: Steve Light via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:13:44 -0400
Sorry to post if this is a tired subject. I went to lighthouse for the first 
time a few weeks ago and had to pay $15 or so to get in. Is there a way to 
avoid this, other than staying home? 


Thanks,

Steve
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Subject: Sachem's Head Royal Terns
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:13:04 -0700
Passing this along.


 From Sol Satin:
Guilford, Sachem's Head -- 11 Royal Terns (7 adulot, 4 juvenile), and 2 
Forster's Terns. 



Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT
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Subject: Merlins and other raptors at Northwest Park
From: John Flynn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:58:15 +0000 (GMT)
3 Merlins, 1 Sharpie (resident), 1 Northern Harrier today at Northwest Park. 
One of the Merlins was dragging some sort of string or wire behind it. Passing 
this along for Ford Parker. 

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Subject: An Exceptional (Hawk) Migration Forecast for Sunday
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:24:25 -0700


The forecast hasn't changed and the big fan is finally poised to be turned on. 
Quaker Ridge (Greenwich), Boothe Memorial (Stratford) and Lighthouse Park (New 
Haven) should all have an excellent day with powerful NW winds. 



At Lighthouse, many hundreds of Robins, Bluebirds, finches and blackbirds 
should be pouring through by 7 am. Hawks should move all day long, almost to 
sunset. 



The ACS Making Strides (Breast Cancer) Walkathon starts at Lighthouse at 12 pm 
tomorrow. It is best to avoid the traffic by arriving before 11:30 am. There 
will be a few cars in the Park. 


Steve Mayo
Bethany
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Subject: Coot Wallingford
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:09:47 -0400
Eleven American Coot arrived today on North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford.


Marty Moore
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Subject: COA Sparrow Workshop results 10/18
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:21:01 -0700
From Frank Mantlik, with Chris Loscalzo, Steve Spector, Steve Broker, and 17 
others, 

10/18 Milford, Silver Sands State Park - The C.O.A. Sparrow Workshop found a 
nice variety (62 species) and number of birds this morning, with highlights: 8 
species of sparrows including 10 WHITE-CROWNED, 1 VESPER, 1 NELSON'S; Plus 
RING-NECKED PHEASANT, 29 WILD TURKEYS, 2 MERLINS, 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. 

The entire eBird checklist is here:
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Subject: CACC Banding in Milford Saturday
From: Andy Thiede via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:03:13 -0400
 
From Charlotte Weston,  Stacy Hanks & The Banding Crew 
10/18 -  Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, Milford 
Birds were dripping out of the trees this  morning, what a fun day!  Total 
of 82 banded plus 4 recaptures, thank to  our awesome crew of volunteers who 
made it possible.   
Black and white warber -  1 
Black capped chickadee -  37 
Myrtle warbler -  17 
Eastern phoebe -  1 
Ruby crowned kinglet -  3 
Golden crowned kinglet - 1
Brown creeper -  2
Blue headed vireo - 1 
Gray catbird -  5 
Tufted titmouse -  3 
Song sparrow -  1 
White throated sparrow -  1 
Carolina wren -  1 
White breasted nuthatch  -1 
Northern cardinal -  6 
Northern mockingbird -  1 
Also on the CACC property - a Merlin and a  flock of about 15 monk 
parakeets Merlin, plus a couple of monarch  butterflies.
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Subject: Brooksvale Park, Hamden
From: Jim Zipp via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:11:54 -0700
This morning our Fat Robin Fall Bird Walk had 11 PINE SISKINS, about a dozen 
PURPLE FINCH as well as numerous Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers. Also Swamp, 
Chipping, Song and White-throated Sparrows. A pair of very cooperative 
Red-shouldered Hawks sat nicely for us too. One INDIGO BUNTING and our first 
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER of the fall. 



From Jim and Carol Zipp with Fat Robin Bird Group
1-18 - Brooksvale Park, Hamden
11 PINE SISKINS, 12 PURPLE FINCH, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER

 


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Subject: Peregrine encounter
From: Roy Zartarian via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:06:55 -0400
10/18/2014 - Newington, municipal parking lot - immature PEREGRINE FALCON
chasing after a flock of smaller birds. The Peregrine was so close to my
head that I could hear its wing flaps and feel the downdraft.

Roy Zartarian
Newington
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Subject: Dead Chickadees on Wall and Church Streets in New Haven
From: Eileen Becker-Dunn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:32:34 -0400
Yesterday at 8:30AM I parked my car at the corner of Church and Grove Streets 
in New Haven. A disoriented juvenile chickadee was sitting on the sidewalk. 
Worried that someone would step on it, I picked it up and held it for awhile. 
It appeared to be stunned. Looking up at a 20 story all glass building I 
assumed that it was a window strike. Still confused, it fluttered off in 
circles, perched briefly on the hood of my car and then up on a hanging planter 
- still trying to recover. I turned to go and nearly stepped on another adult 
chickadee, this one unfortunately dead. It was still warm and it's eyes were 
open when I picked it up. I thought this very strange and relayed the story 
later to a friend. She reported it to another friend who said that she found 6 
dead chickadees that same morning on Wall Street - just around the corner. 
Chickadees are not that common in downtown New Haven so I am assuming they were 
migrants. Nancy Meyer-Lustman suggested wind-tunnels. Any thoughts are most 
appreciated. 


Eileen Becker-Dunn
Branford
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Subject: Bantam Lake Re: WMF birds
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:20:55 +0000
9 Pied-billed Grebes and a Bonaparte's Gull at North Bay. Possible "Audubon's" 
Warbler at the entrance to Little Pond at White's Woods Road. Photos will tell. 
also R-b nut and creeper. Rusty Blackbird just now at North Bay. 


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> On Oct 18, 2014, at 7:51 AM, "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" 
 wrote: 

> 
> With Fran Zygmont at Little Pond, several Virginia Rails, one Sora, lots of 
Pine Siskins, several Purple Finches, Marsh Wrens, 12 American Coots, American 
Pipit, Great Horned Owl. Lincoln's Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Red-shouldered 
Hawk. 

> 
> Patrick Comins, Meriden
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Subject: To All Young Birders
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:16:31 -0400
Please join other young birders tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. for a walk
visiting  hot spots for fall migrants.  We will meet at Southport Beach
located at 505 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT



https://www.google.com/maps/place/1505+Pequot+Ave,+Southport,+CT+06890/ AT 41.1253508,-73.2979274,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e81a61c6601833:0x3094d3f1f7e3f670?hl=en 


We will car pool from there to the nearby Connecticut Audubon Society's
Christmas Tree Farm and go on to other close birding hot spots, known well
to our guide, Tina Green.  We welcome young birders of all abilities.  For
more information contact Tina at tinaATrenaissancestudios.com or at
(203)-247-2660.  If you are a young birder, or know a young birder - this
is a not to be missed bird walk.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Subject: WMF birds
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:51:15 +0000
With Fran Zygmont at Little Pond, several Virginia Rails, one Sora, lots of 
Pine Siskins, several Purple Finches, Marsh Wrens, 12 American Coots, American 
Pipit, Great Horned Owl. Lincoln's Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Red-shouldered 
Hawk. 


Patrick Comins, Meriden

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Subject: Bauer Park birds - NO grosbeak but many other goodies
From: Andrew Block via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:57:13 -0700
10/17/14 - Bauer Park, Madison, CT

Observers:  Andrew Block
Time:  9:30am to 4:15pm

several Turkey Vultures
1 Wood Duck
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
3+ Red-tailed Hawks
2 Mourning Doves
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpeckers
4+ Northern Flickers
2 Eastern Phoebes
several Blue Jays
3 American Crows
8+ Common Ravens
3 Black-capped Chickadees
5+ Tufted Titmice
1 Carolina Wren
4 Eastern Bluebirds
2 American Robins
2 Northern Mockingbirds
5+ American Pipits
1 Eastern Towhee
1 American Tree Sparrow
several Chipping Sparrows
1 Field Sparrow
many Savannah Sparrows
many Song Sparrows
3+ Swamp Sparrows
3 Northern Cardinals
1 Indigo Bunting
3 Red-winged Blackbirds
5+ Purple Finches
3+ House Finches
2 Pine Siskins
several American Goldfinches
2+ House Sparrows

Andrew
 
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist/Wildlife Biologist
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Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Subject: Twin lakes today
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:41:15 -0700
Jim Moore and i went to twin lakes Salisbury today. Had...

6 Ruddy Duck
1 Osprey w fish
at Beaver pond...
150 Ring-neck Duck
14 Wood duck
1 Pied b Greebe
lots of Canada Geese

Also went to Colebrook Res, had...

1 Bald Eagle - not much else, cept...
White-t-Sparrow and Junco plus Chipping Sparrow seen all day along the 
roadsides up here. 

will be active up here soon in November !

Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Subject: Silver Sands birds 10/17/14
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:01:37 -0700
From Steve Spector, 10/17/13, Milford, Silver Sands SP, around Noon, on an 
afternoon of relatively weak sparrow turnout, E Meadowlark, (juv) White-crowned 
Sparrow (with Frank Mantlik). 

 
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Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: Larry Havey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:47:19 -0400
4 Common Nighthawks moving SW over Will Merry Lane, Greenwich, 2:30 pm.

Larry Havey
Bethel
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Subject: COA SPARROW WORKSHOP STARTING TIME
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:44:17 -0400
The COA Sparrow Workshop being held at Silver Sands State Park in Milford
tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th, will start at 8:00 AM as the park does not
open until that time.  

 

Thanks and good birding,

 

Chris Loscalzo,

Woodbridge 

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Subject: East Granby
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:33:19 -0400
This afternoon at East Granby Farms 2 Black Vultures, audio Winter Wren and 
Lincoln’s Sparrow. And at the Newgate Wildlife Management area 2 Pine 
Siskins. 


Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Subject: Yard Birds 10/17/14
From: Lorraine Gundersen via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:26:16 -0400
10/17/14 - Eastern Towhee ( male & female ) working the edge of the 
winterberry, turning over the leaves, moving them about the yard..now if only 
I could get them to rake and bag! 


Lorraine Gundersen
Guilford, CT
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Subject: Milford Point Highlights
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Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:57:13 -0400
From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding walk group,
10/17. Milford, Milford Point - 58 bird species with highlights: 25 Brant, 3 
Greater Scaup, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 7 American Oystercatchers, 
Merlin, Brown Creeper, 25 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 6 Nelson's Sparrows. 


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Subject: Chimney Swift
From: Erica Soucy via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:03:27 -0400
Had a lone chimney swift fly over the house around 8:30. I was just getting out 
of the shower and heard it Twitter overhead. I actually ran outside in my towel 
with the glasses to get a good look at it. I'm going to assume the ones that 
amass over the Connecticut River are long gone and this is one lonesome bird. 


Ricki Soucy
Meriden 
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Subject: Chimney Swift
From: Erica Soucy via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:03:27 -0400
Had a lone chimney swift fly over the house around 8:30. I was just getting out 
of the shower and heard it Twitter overhead. I actually ran outside in my towel 
with the glasses to get a good look at it. I'm going to assume the ones that 
amass over the Connecticut River are long gone and this is one lonesome bird. 


Ricki Soucy
Meriden 
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Subject: Bishops pond meriden
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:55:39 -0400
Still numerous Wigeon, no Eurasian yet. 9 BW Teal still incl 1 recognizable 
drake, 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall with 2 adult drakes in full color fewer Wood ducks 

K mueller

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Subject: Madison, Clinton, Waterford
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:50:22 -0700
Passing this along. Note that another birder has some questions about their own 
identification of the grosbeak, as detailed in an recent message. 



 From Danny Williams
10/16- Bauer Park, Madison- Female BLUE GROSBEAK feeding on the sunflowers in 
plot #13 of the Madison Community Gardens at 11:00AM. 

Clinton Town Beach, Clinton- 1 flyover immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK at 1:15PM
Harkness SP, Waterford- 1 PEREGRINE FALCON buzzing mallards in Goshen Cove.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: Do not post
From: Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:21:44 -0400
Roy, yes? I just noticed that my post from today appears one hour earlier than 
I actually sent it, according to my computer and phone. Do the postings always 
appear in regular time, as opposed to daylight savings, or is this an error? 
Just wondering. 


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Subject: Grosbeak - from 'no' to 'yes' to...maybe
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:17:00 -0400
I stopped by Bauer Park and showed Frank Mantlik my photos, and he is not 
certain whether the bird was a Blue Grosbeak. He suspects it may have been an 
Indigo Bunting, but it's not clear from my camera display. I'm sending the 
photos to Frank later so he can review them full-screen. 


I'll edit my eBird report if it turns out I didn't see the Grosbeak, of course!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Subject: Re: Royal Terns at Hammo continue
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:48:06 -0400
Juvenile ROYAL TERN just flew in from west to feed briefly offshore from near 
end of Hammo Moraine Trail 3:20-3:30. It then flew Far East and was last scoped 
flying around over distant breakwater. 

Frank Mantlik (with Mike Warner)
Stratford

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> On Oct 16, 2014, at 1:35 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds 
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> 
> Correction to this post. I should have posted that the Royal Terns were seen 
from the end of the moraine trail. 

> 
> Tina Green
> Westport
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>> On Oct 16, 2014, at 1:11 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds 
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>> 
>> 10/16/14-Madison-Hammonasset Beach SP-2 Royal Terns flying by and 
calling,seen with Micky Komara from Meig's Point about 15 minutes ago 

>> 
>> Tina Green
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak-Yes!
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:25:50 -0400
I just re-located the BLUE GROSBEAK at Bauer Farm in Madison. The bird has been 
feeding in the community garden in a plot in the southeast corner. It appears 
to be a first winter male or female (brown plumage). The bird has flown from 
the garden to the woods and back several times from 3-3:25 PM. 


Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Subject: BBC Pelagic carpool?
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0000
I'm planning to go on the BBC pelagic trip out of Hyannis on November 22nd. 
Please contact me off-list if you might be interested in carpooling. I'm still 
undecided as to whether I'd leave at 3:30 AM and make it a day trip or try to 
find a cheap motel room in the area, if there is such a thing on the cape. 


Patrick


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Subject: Homing pigeon?
From: Daisy via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:04:22 -0400
There is a possible homing pigeon in the Quaker Hill area trying VERY hard to 
enter a friend's home. She says he is overly friendly, sits and waits for her 
and is wearing two neon bands with the number 20 on them. I figured I'd reach 
out to anyone who may have possibly lost this little guy! Any help is 
appreciated 


~Daisy Echevarria
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