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Whitehead:s Trogon,©Barry Kent Mackay

20 Nov Sterling yard [Robert Dixon via CTBirds ]
20 Nov prairie (?) Merlin [greg hanisek via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Lark Sparrow [Hank Golet via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Vesper Sparrow, Silver Sands SP, 11/20/14 [Stephen Spector via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Broad Brook [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Seaside Park, BPT [Tom Murray via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Middletown Ravens [Dana Campbell via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Osprey [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Swainson's Thrush [fran holloway via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Hanover Pond So. Meriden [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Bishops Pond Meriden [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Cackling and GWF Geese.... [Keith Mueller via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Bantam Lake n. shoveler [michael doyle via CTBirds ]
20 Nov East Shore [John Oshlick via CTBirds ]
20 Nov Fairfield HARLEQUIN DUCK [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
19 Nov Lark Sparrow, New London [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
19 Nov L. Waramaug W-w Scoter [greg hanisek via CTBirds ]
19 Nov Snow Goose Bloomfield [Janis LaPointe via CTBirds ]
19 Nov Lyman Orchards pipits [julian hough via CTBirds ]
19 Nov Juv Golden Eagle at Quaker Ridge [Ryan MacLean via CTBirds ]
19 Nov American Coot [Martin Moore via CTBirds ]
19 Nov Late Osprey & Chipping Sparrow at Quaker Ridge [Ryan MacLean via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Eurasian Wigeon and other waterfowl [Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Madison Fox Sparrow [Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Simsbury and East Granby [Doug Beach via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Bald eagles [David Zomick via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Re: New London Lark Sparrow continues [David Provencher via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Old Saybrook Yards Birds - Fox Sparrow returns [James Sherwonit via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Osprey [Chris Bosak via CTBirds ]
18 Nov Re: Lark Sparrow [David Provencher via CTBirds ]
18 Nov New London Lark Sparrow continues [David Provencher via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Seymour Pileated [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Re: Hamden eagles [brainardsj via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Hamden eagles [Kevin via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Re: Eagles [Mary Mushinsky via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Old Lyme yard [Diana Atwood Johnson via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Re: Article on November Rare Birds [Carolyn Johns via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Eagles [Kevin via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Photos of Autumnal Rarities in Connecticut [Stephen Broker via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Waterford yard: YB Sapsucker [Carolyn via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Re: Article on November Rare Birds ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
17 Nov Article on November Rare Birds ["Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" ]
17 Nov Hammonasset Lapland Longspurs [Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds ]
17 Nov Turkeys [Claudia via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Stratford RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds ]
16 Nov YB Sapsuckers [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Re: Red-headed Woodpecker, Colchester [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
16 Nov West Rock, Fox Sparrow and Coopers [Craig Repasz via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Few birds around New London ferry nov 16 [Thomas Robben via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Sterling yard / Quinebaug Fish Hatchery [Robert Dixon via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Broad Brook [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Observations [Steve via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Waterford [Hank Golet via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Eurasian Wigeon at Jonathan Law School [Jory Teltser via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Bruce Park, Greenwich - Sunday 11/16 [Lynnette via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Red-headed Woodpecker, Colchester [Roy Harvey via CTBirds ]
16 Nov 14 Hamden Eagles [Mike Horn via CTBirds ]
16 Nov New London Lark Sparrow continues [Carolyn via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Rusty Blackbirds in East Hampton [Dan Cimbaro via CTBirds ]
16 Nov 11/16 - Hammonasset Common Yellowthroat, Fox Sparrow, Kinglets + [Gina Nichol via CTBirds ]
16 Nov South Windsor [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Mondo Ponds Pintail [Larry Bausher via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Hammonasset [fran holloway via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Lark Sparrow @ Ocean Beach Park [Russ Smiley via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Canton Yard [Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds ]
16 Nov Old Saybrook - fox sparrow [James Sherwonit via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Common Mergs are here [Carrier Graphics via CTBirds ]
15 Nov GB Heron [rcg via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Mondo Ponds, Pintail 11/15/14 [Stephen Spector via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Baltimore Oriole [Lisa White via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Golden Eagle pictures, seen 11-14-14 at Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch [Don Morgan via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Gleanings from Union Pond, Manchester [rcg--- via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Sterling yard [Robert Dixon via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Barn Island to Sandy Point [Scott Besade via CTBirds ]
15 Nov Lyme: Ely's Ferry Rd: 6 Bald Eagles and other goodies [Carolyn via CTBirds ]
15 Nov 19 Fox Sparrows [Fran via CTBirds ]

Subject: Sterling yard
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:08:34 -0500
From Robert Dixon
11/20/14 - Sterling yard feeders - FOX SPARROW (3), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER 
(1f), EASTERN TOWHEE (1f), AMERICAN TREE SPARROW and increasing numbers of 
blackbirds. 

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Subject: prairie (?) Merlin
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:56:59 -0800
While birding in rural Watertown today I observed a bird that showed 
characteristics of the "prairie" race or subspecies of Merlin, Falco 
columbarius richardsonii. The observation was quick, and the bright 
over-the-shoulder light no doubt enhanced the pale look typical of this race. 
Given those circumstances, I'll just suggest this could have been the "prairie" 
race, which would be a rare bird in New England. 


I first heard some clucking, raptor type calls then quickly saw two birds tail 
chasing. One of them was so pale I momentarily thought it might be a white 
pigeon. However, the birds were twisting and turning, giving quick but good 
looks at the dorsal and ventral surfaces. They were both Merlins, one quite 
typical looking but the other a very pale adult with a light gray mantle. The 
bright light probably enhanced this appearance somewhat, but after seeing 
Merlins regularly at the Lighthouse Point hawk watch for the past 3 months, I 
would say this bird would have jumped out as unusual. Unfortunately the birds 
remained in sight for probably less than a minute, so I'm just passing this 
along as a point of interest, especially given that we're in a time of year 
noted for western "vagrants" and in a period with some extreme weather to the 
west. 


Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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Subject: Lark Sparrow
From: Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:44:51 -0500
From Hank Golet
11/20, Ocean Beach, New London,Around noon, LARK SPARROW was almost at south 
end of fence,picnic table area. Also, "IPSWICH" SAVANNAH SPARROW in sparce 
beach grass area before viewing pllatform. 

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Subject: Vesper Sparrow, Silver Sands SP, 11/20/14
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:38:57 -0800
From Steve Spector, Milford, Silver Sands SP, 11/20/14, 3:30 PM, Vesper Sparrow 
with 3 A. Tree Sparrows, 8 Song Sparrows. Cold sparrow lanes next to main 
parking lot with constant west wind. 

 
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Subject: Broad Brook
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:31:53 -0500
This afternoon at Mill Pond 2 Northern Shovelers, hen Northern Pintail and 6 
Hooded Mergansers among other waterfowl. 


Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Subject: Seaside Park, BPT
From: Tom Murray via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:07:01 -0500
23 Snow Bunting on grass field at far west end of Seaside Park seen at 4pm
Tom Murray, Stratford
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Subject: Middletown Ravens
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:17:20 -0500
Reporting late that Sunday 11/16 I arrived at Church of the Holy Trinity
and that Middletown to find two Common Ravens perched on the roof.
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Subject: Osprey
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:47:31 -0500
Hubbard Park Meriden

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Subject: Swainson's Thrush
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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:38:02 -0500
From Fran and Tom Holloway
11/20/14 - Killingworth, Chatfield Hollow S.P.- 3 Swainson's Thrushes just  
off main road near the parking area adjoining the Boardwalk. 9:30  am.
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Subject: Hanover Pond So. Meriden
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:09:50 -0500
42 Coot, 2 Wigeon
K Mueller

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Subject: Bishops Pond Meriden
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:34:43 -0500
Mostly frozen but 23 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon. 1 GWTeal, 1 drake Wood Duck, 1 Coot
K Mueller

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Subject: Cackling and GWF Geese....
From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:59:34 -0500
Whirlwind Hill Rd. Above Mackenzie Res Wallingford

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Subject: Bantam Lake n. shoveler
From: michael doyle via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:32:37 +0000 (GMT)
Four Northern Shoveler in the outlet cove this morning
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Subject: East Shore
From: John Oshlick via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:10:17 -0500
East Shore New Haven - 1 Woodcock, 1 Bonaparte's Gull

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: Fairfield HARLEQUIN DUCK
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:57:41 -0500
Passing this along:
On Wed., 11/19, there was an eBird report by Justine Lee of a female HARLEQUIN 
DUCK at Ash Creek, Fairfield, CT at 2:20pm. 

I'm not sure of the exact location it was seen and photographed, but her eBird 
info with photo can be seen here: 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20607644

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Lark Sparrow, New London
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:09:02 -0800
Passing this along.


 From Morris and Debbie Finkelstein:
11/19/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park--The Lark Sparrow was present this 
afternoon around 3:00 PM, in the picnic area, as previously described. There 
were several Chipping Sparrow and Savannah Sparrow in the same area. We didn't 
spot the Common Eider or Northern Gannet near the shore today. However, we did 
see a Common Loon close to the rock jetty. 



Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: L. Waramaug W-w Scoter
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:25:36 -0800
From Greg Hanisek

11-19 - New Preston, Lake Waramaug - 10 species of waterfowl including one 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 

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Subject: Snow Goose Bloomfield
From: Janis LaPointe via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:36:31 -0500
An adult Snow Goose was with a flock of Canadas on the lawn of Carmen Arace 
School on Park Ave. in Bloomfield this afternoon.    The flock appeared 
small on the front law.   Then the Snow Goose and other moved among the 
school's athletic fields joining a much large flock.   Seen at 2:30 to 3 
p.m. today.
Janis LaPointe
Enfield 


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Subject: Lyman Orchards pipits
From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:10:46 -0800
Two flocks of American Pipits, totalling 100+ and 30+ respectively in fields 
surrounding Lyman Orchards between Rt 157 and Powder HIll Road. Never seen that 
many American Pipits together. 

 
Julian Hough 
New Haven, CT 06519 
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Subject: Juv Golden Eagle at Quaker Ridge
From: Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:37:55 -0500
Our 14th GE of the season gave 3 hawkwatchers and several members of the 
Audubon staff great looks soaring directly over the parking lot at 12:20. 
Photos were obtained by Ken Mirman. 


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Subject: American Coot
From: Martin Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:01:18 -0500
Fifty-two American Coot are on North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford this 
morning under the watchful eyes of an adult Bald Eagle. 



Marty Moore
Wallingford
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Subject: Late Osprey & Chipping Sparrow at Quaker Ridge
From: Ryan MacLean via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:12:11 -0500
Just had an extremely late adult Osprey heading due south over Audubon 
Greenwich. A Chipping Sparrow is also feeding in the goldenrod next to the 
hawkwatch. Guess this would be a good time to keep an eye out for late (and 
stray) migrants. 


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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon and other waterfowl
From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:25:55 -0500
11/18/14:  I had a chance to visit a few area ponds today.  Notable
sightings at each location were:

 

Jonathan Law HS/Beaver Brook Pond, Milford:  the drake EURASIAN WIGEON
continues, in a flock of ~ 100 American Wigeon.

 

Mondo Ponds, Milford:  3 American Coot, 6 Hooded  Merganser.

 

Pecks Mill Pond, Stratford: one hen NORTHERN SHOVELER

 

Wooster Park Pond, Stratford: 5 Green-winged Teal

 

Motil Pond, Stratford:  34 Gadwall

 

Konold's Pond, Woodbridge: 100 American Coot, 3 Ruddy Duck, 2 Pied-billed
Grebe

 

Chris Loscalzo, 

Woodbridge

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Subject: Madison Fox Sparrow
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:22:12 -0500
A Fox Sparrow briefly joined the feeding frenzy under our feeders at 1 PM 
today. He is yard bird #80 for 2014! 


Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Subject: Simsbury and East Granby
From: Doug Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:16:26 -0500
Tuesday morning with Roger Preston and Ben Skaught:

1 Pied-billed Grebe in the oxbow opposite the north end of Quarry Road in 
Simsbury; found by Ben Skaught at 8:45. 


1 Black Vulture over East Granby; seen from the Simsbury Airport at 10:00.

Approximately 25 American Pipits continuing from last week at the Simsbury 
Airport. 


Doug Beach
Simsbury

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Subject: Bald eagles
From: David Zomick via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:41:09 -0500
Noon Bristol Reservoir on Marsh Rd 3 bald eagles
1 immature  bald eagle feeding, displaced by 2 adults 
Also 60 common mergansers,1 pair hooded mergs 14 ring- billed gulls & Red-tail 
hawk 


David Zomick
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Subject: Re: New London Lark Sparrow continues
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:44:27 -0500
Apologies for blank message. Used wrong app on phone. Multitasking fail.

The Lark Sparrow was still present at Ocean Beach Park in New London this
morning, in the area of the picnic tables. It moved to the vegetation along
the creek at one point. Though there are a few other sparrows about, it
appears to not be associating with them.

Also of note were 6 Common Eider and a small number of Northern Gannets
working very close to the shore.

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Subject: Old Saybrook Yards Birds - Fox Sparrow returns
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:42:11 +0000 (UTC)
Our lone fox sparrow and female purple finch continue at the feeders along with 
all the usuals including lots of redwing blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles.Best 
bird this morning was an adult sharp shinned hawk that landed at the railing on 
the deck 3 feet for the kitchen window.  It then hopped down on the deck 
searching around the planter and grill looking for birds I guess? 

 Jim & Jan SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Subject: Osprey
From: Chris Bosak via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:24:51 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
11/18/14 — Osprey hunting along Norwalk River this morning. Haven't seen one 
in weeks here. 

Chris Bosak
Norwalk

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Subject: Re: Lark Sparrow
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:05:47 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: New London Lark Sparrow continues
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:04:04 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: Seymour Pileated
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:26:02 -0800
Passing this along.


 From Amy Wallace:
Pileated woodpecker in backyard maple Seymour ct


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT


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Subject: Re: Hamden eagles
From: brainardsj via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:28:25 -0500
Good luck.  Its a great opportunity.  I shoot a 600mm with a 1.4x converter 
and have good images of chicks within the nest.  Your 500 should do well on 
the fully grown birds.  My recollection is range is 100-150 yards(?) to the 
nest. 



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From: Kevin via CTBirds
Date:11/17/2014 9:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden eagles
To all who replied with location & directions, I appreciate you're help. I just hope my 500mm does the job.On the Hudson when everything comes together a 200-300mm is more than enough. First nice day and no wind I'm off. Kevin ... kevindoyle01 AT charter.net Sent from Blue Mail _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Hamden eagles
From: Kevin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:18:45 -0500
To all who replied with location & directions, I appreciate you're help. I just 
hope my 500mm does the job.On the Hudson when everything comes together a 
200-300mm is more than enough. First nice day and no wind I'm off. 


Kevin ... kevindoyle01 AT charter.net
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Subject: Re: Eagles
From: Mary Mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:51:39 -0500
Eagles often seen opposite W.B. Mason on State St., Hamden.  You can set 
up scope or binocs in their lot, face east and see the roost in the 
little grove just beyond the Amtrak line. The eagles know you can't 
approach them due to the trains and seem to feel secure there.  Mary 
Mushinsky, Wallingford

On 11/17/2014 2:04 PM, Kevin via CTBirds wrote:
> Can anyone tell me where in Hamden the eagles are located. I spend the 
majority of my winter freezing photographing them in Verplanck which is on the 
Hudson River it would be nice to see them when it's not cold. 

>
> Last winter was spot on due to the severe cold and that the Hudson was frozen 
from the Bear Mountain Bridge with ice down to the NYC harbor. To have ice down 
that far hasn't happened in many years. Even super bowl week the coast guard 
was breaking it up. Eagle Season on the Hudson is hopefully Christmas through 
early March. At times less than 200-300 feet away fishing and eating on the ice 
flows. Pretty much quarenteed to see them perching in the trees right out in 
the open. Great shots with a 200mm lens & up. 

>
> Thanks to whoever can guide me there.
> Kevin Doyle ... New Milford ... CT
> Kevindoyle01 AT charter.net
>
> FYI ... I live on Candlewood Lake and have Eagles but so far I've seen 
nothing. 

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Subject: Old Lyme yard
From: Diana Atwood Johnson via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:10:03 -0500
2 Purple finches, FOY American Tree Sparrow, 2 magnificent Northern Flickers on 
lawn and at Peanut Suet Feeder 



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Subject: Re: Article on November Rare Birds
From: Carolyn Johns via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:32:32 -0500
Thanks Patrick for sharing these fantastic birds with us!
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>I forgot to add:  Thank you to Mark Szantyr (2 photos), Stefan Martin, 
>Keith Mueller and Russ Smiley for the use of their photos!
>
> Patrick
>
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> To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Article on November Rare Birds
>
> My latest slideshow features some of the recent rarities in Connecticut 
> and surrounding states:
> http://wxedge.com/articles/20141117november_is_prime_time_for_rare_birds_
>
>
> 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
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>
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Subject: Eagles
From: Kevin via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:04:24 -0500
Can anyone tell me where in Hamden the eagles are located. I spend the majority 
of my winter freezing photographing them in Verplanck which is on the Hudson 
River it would be nice to see them when it's not cold. 


Last winter was spot on due to the severe cold and that the Hudson was frozen 
from the Bear Mountain Bridge with ice down to the NYC harbor. To have ice down 
that far hasn't happened in many years. Even super bowl week the coast guard 
was breaking it up. Eagle Season on the Hudson is hopefully Christmas through 
early March. At times less than 200-300 feet  away fishing and eating on the 
ice flows. Pretty much quarenteed to see them perching in the trees right out 
in the open. Great shots with a 200mm lens & up. 


Thanks to whoever can guide me there.
Kevin Doyle ... New Milford ... CT
Kevindoyle01 AT charter.net 

FYI ... I live on Candlewood Lake and have Eagles but so far I've seen nothing.
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Subject: Photos of Autumnal Rarities in Connecticut
From: Stephen Broker via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:26:36 -0500
From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
The fall season invariably produces some interesting rare occurrences of birds 
in Connecticut. The COA Bulletin strives to publish photographs of rarities at 
this season and throughout the year. (The Avian Records Committee of 
Connecticut also welcomes photographic submissions along with descriptions of 
sightings.) A number of our outstanding photographers continue to be very 
generous in submitting bird photos. We also welcome submissions from those who 
have not previously sent in photos. The Winter 2014 issue of the COA Bulletin 
now is in production. In the next week, please send “Autumnal Rarities” 
photos to be considered for publication in the Bulletin to me at the following 
address: 

Ls.Broker AT cox.net . Thanks, and good birding 
photography! 

   
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Subject: Waterford yard: YB Sapsucker
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:17:17 -0500
Today in yard: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and also a Hairy Woodpecker. I rarely 
have a Hairy in the yard, so that was a treat. 


Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Subject: Re: Article on November Rare Birds
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:53:34 +0000
I forgot to add: Thank you to Mark Szantyr (2 photos), Stefan Martin, Keith 
Mueller and Russ Smiley for the use of their photos! 


Patrick 

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Patrick via CTBirds 

Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 12:39 PM
To: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Article on November Rare Birds

My latest slideshow features some of the recent rarities in Connecticut and 
surrounding states: 

http://wxedge.com/articles/20141117november_is_prime_time_for_rare_birds_


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
Fax: (203)264-6332

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Subject: Article on November Rare Birds
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:39:22 +0000
My latest slideshow features some of the recent rarities in Connecticut and 
surrounding states: 

http://wxedge.com/articles/20141117november_is_prime_time_for_rare_birds_


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
Fax: (203)264-6332

pcomins AT audubon.org
http://ct.audubon.org/conservation-efforts
Audubon Connecticut is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AudubonCT
The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook: 
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Our blog: http://ctwaterbirds.blogspot.com/
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Subject: Hammonasset Lapland Longspurs
From: Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:33:07 -0500
Two Lapland Longspurs are in the Nature Center lot at Hammonasset, associating 
with 3 Horned Larks. 


Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Subject: Turkeys
From: Claudia via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:15:34 -0500
5 looking in the patio doors to see when I am going to fill the feeders  :-) 

Claudia longmore
Wethersfield

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Subject: Stratford RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:21:08 -0500
From Frank Mantlik
11/16. Stratford, undisclosed private residence - Immature female RUFOUS 
HUMMINGBIRD coming to feeder. Identification, age and sex determined with aid 
of photographs. Access to birders is not yet allowed. 


From Frank & Linda Mantlik
11/16. Stratford, our residence - Fox Sparrow. Our first of season.

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Subject: YB Sapsuckers
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:18:53 -0800
Passing this along.


 From Cindi Kobak:
11/15/14 - North Guilford yard -- 2 adult male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS 
stripped last of fruit from winterberry in late afternoon. 



Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: Re: Red-headed Woodpecker, Colchester
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:16:47 -0800
Passing along this later update.


From Annie and Mike Perko of Colchester:
(sent at 4:54 PM)
Red-headed Woodpecker showed up finally around 10 and stayed around
off and on til last seen around 4:30.  Five other people got to see
it today. Thanks for not giving up on him/her. It seems to be more
active after 2 P.M. Today it was seen eating peanuts, suet and
white millet on the ground near back feeder. Before lunch it seemed
to be find his cache and eating leftovers from yesterday.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CTG




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Cc: 
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 3:46 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-headed Woodpecker, Colchester

Passing this along.


From Annie and Mike Perko:
(sent at 11:18 AM)
Red-headed Woodpecker is finally making regular visits to peanut feeder
since 10:A.M. lst 5-10 minute intervals but now every 2-3 minutes.  Had
a red Shoulder Hawk earlier this morning that got some kind of mammal.
Got a piece of the foot that we found so don't exactly know what it was.
That might have kept the Red-headed away.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: West Rock, Fox Sparrow and Coopers
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:16:36 -0500
On West River. Sparrow, juncos and chickadees got away Coopers flew away 
hungry. 


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Subject: Few birds around New London ferry nov 16
From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:39:26 -0500
Nov 16, 2014. 8am ferry round trip from New London CT, to Orient NY, and
returned back to New London at noon.
overcast. winds west 5mph, occasional gusts to 10mph. 40F air temp. 45F
water temp SST. water calm.
We wanted to check the bird activity along this ferry route prior to the
LIS Bird Count starting in two weeks on Dec 1st, through Jan 4th.

Very quiet morning on LISound, with few birds and few species. Only a few
small fishing boats, around each end of ferry route. One navy submarine in
mid-sound was the most exciting species seen! One Herring Gull dove down
and pulled an eel out of the waters at the mouth of the NL harbor, flying
around with it dangling out of its bill. The only noteworthy bird was one
American Coot calmly swimming in the middle of LISound, and seemingly
healthy, although there was one Gr. Black-backed Gull swimming nearby
ominously. Of course we looked for alcids, jaegers, kittiwakes, etc, but we
found none. Species listed in ad hoc order:

CT waters:
========
Common Loon, 24, mostly within one mile of shore.
Red-throated Loon, zero.
Scoters, zero.
No other waterfowl species seen.
AMERICAN COOT, 1 swimming in middle of LISound.
Gr. Black-backed Gull, 10
Herring Gull, 20
Ring-billed Gull, 5
Laughing Gull, 1, in New London harbor.

NY waters (almost all birds within half mile of shore):
========
Gannet, 1 adult, flying north of Plum Island.
Common Loon, 4.
Red-throated Loon, zero.
Long-tailed Duck, 15.
White-winged Scoter, 40.
Harlequin Duck, zero seen from ferry, although 1 has been around Orient
Point this month.
Double-crested Cormorant, 20, around rocks at Orient Point.
Waterfowl too distant to ID, 100+ (many beyond the rocks at Orient Pt.).
Buteo, 1, soaring over Plum Island.
Gr. Black-backed Gull, 10.
Herring Gull, 20.
Ring-billed Gull, 5.
Laughing Gull, 1, near Orient Point.

Jay Kaplan and Tom Robben.
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Subject: Sterling yard / Quinebaug Fish Hatchery
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:15:56 -0500
From Robert and Linda Dixon
11/16/14 - Sterling yard - FOX SPARROW (5), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1f) and 
28 Northern Cardinals at dusk (20 males). 


Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery - EASTERN PHOEBE, GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT 
THRUSH (giving it's flight call), PURPLE FINCH (2), FOX SPARROW and a first 
winter male BALTIMORE ORIOLE (photos) feeding on multiflora rose hips. 

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Subject: Broad Brook
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:37:32 -0500
This afternoon at Mill Pond hen Northern Pintail and 2 Common Ravens.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Observations
From: Steve via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:21:58 -0500
11/16--  AT  50 American Pipits in field in the Rocky Hill Meadows.... AT  30 Pipits 
in Wethersfield Meadows. Also in Weth. Meadows 3 American Tree Sparrows...and a 
Red-shouldered Hawk on highway light poles on Silas Deane Highway (RT 99) in 
Wethersfield. 


Steve Kotchko
Wethersfield

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Subject: Waterford
From: Hank Golet via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:12:13 -0500
From Hank Golet
11/16, Waterford, Town beach, on Islands off the beach.
COMMON EIDER 4
PURPLE SANDPIPER 4
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Jonathan Law School
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:00:14 -0500
At 4 pm, with Tina Green



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Subject: Bruce Park, Greenwich - Sunday 11/16
From: Lynnette via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:13:30 -0500
- Pie Billed Grebe (photo attached), main pond near tennis courts
- Belted Kingfisher - Indian Harbor rock outcropping
- Hooded Mergansers - near the horse statue
- Dark eyed Junco - lots of them around the main pond in & under the small 
trees 

- Blue Jays - lots of them




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Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker, Colchester
From: Roy Harvey via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:46:43 -0800
Passing this along.


 From Annie and Mike Perko:
(sent at 11:18 AM)
Red-headed Woodpecker is finally making regular visits to peanut feeder
since 10:A.M. lst 5-10 minute intervals but now every 2-3 minutes.  Had
a red Shoulder Hawk earlier this morning that got some kind of mammal.
Got a piece of the foot that we found so don't exactly know what it was.
That might have kept the Red-headed away.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: 14 Hamden Eagles
From: Mike Horn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:39:54 -0500
Hi Folks. After Church and Dunkin Donuts (Sun 11/16/14) this morning, Pat
and I counted 14 perched bald eagles in a "snap shot" at about 10:20 AM.
There were 6 perched in trees around the tidal pond at the bottom of Edmund
St Extension, 4 in trees separating the tidal pond from the main roost and 4
in the trees across from the WB Mason warehouse on State St. Last evening,
we saw a true demonstration of the fish in the Quinnipiac River when a
single first year bird got 2 fish in 10 minutes and no one tried to steal
them. Regards, Mike Horn, Hamden, CT

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Subject: New London Lark Sparrow continues
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:26:53 -0500
The Lark Sparrow found by Russ this morn continues at Ocean Beach Park in New 
London, same spot near playground. 


Mixed in with Song, Savannah Sparrows and YR Warblers

Also 7 Common Eiders off the beach 

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Subject: Rusty Blackbirds in East Hampton
From: Dan Cimbaro via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:34:41 -0800
Today at noon 8 Rusty Blackbirds present at Pine Brook marsh. Feeding on ground 
at north end of marsh visible from trail at intersection of Chestnut Hill Road 
& Old Middletown Ave. 

 
Dan Cimbaro
Colchester, CT
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Subject: 11/16 - Hammonasset Common Yellowthroat, Fox Sparrow, Kinglets +
From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:57:46 -0500 (EST)
From Gina Nichol & Steve Bird:
11/16/2014 - Madison, Hammonassett State Park, Willards Island -- Common
Yellowthroat (adult, late migrant), Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and
lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers at the far end where the three trails come
together.

Gina & Steve
Branford, CT
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Subject: South Windsor
From: Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:41:40 -0500
This morning seen from the Vibert Road section of stn 43 22 Horned Larks, 2 Fox 
Sparrows and 3 Rusty Blackbirds. 


Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Subject: Mondo Ponds Pintail
From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:01:11 -0500
 From Larry Bausher:
11/16/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds, 10:30 AM. Hen Northern Pintail  
continues on back pond with Mallards.  Other notables: American Coot,  
American Wigeon, Hooded Mergansers, and a mixed flock of American  
Goldfinches and Pine Siskins.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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Subject: Hammonasset
From: fran holloway via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:20:55 -0500
From Fran and Tom Holloway
11/16/14- Madison, Hammonasset S. P. - 9:00 am.  One NORTYHERN GANNET  
flying off the coast beyond the jetty; 25 SNOW BUNTINGS in Nature Center 
parking 

 field; looking north from the Cedar Island observation platform: 1 adult 
BALD  EAGLE on the farthest visible log and 1 male PEREGRINE on a nearer  log.
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Subject: Lark Sparrow @ Ocean Beach Park
From: Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:56:31 -0500
Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT 10:45 AM: Lark Sparrow near playground area by 
picnic tables seen front stream side trail. Harbor seal out in rocks. 

Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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Subject: Canton Yard
From: Paul Cianfaglione via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:39:59 -0500
11/16 Canton, Canton Yard- 200+ PINE SISKIN, 3 PURPLE FINCH.
11/15 Hartford, Riverside Park - 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 GADWALL.

Paul Cianfaglione
Canton
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Subject: Old Saybrook - fox sparrow
From: James Sherwonit via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:32:12 -0800
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Subject: Common Mergs are here
From: Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:20:02 -0800
Bristol Res #7 this afternoon - 

Where are all the Common Mergansers in CT? Well I counted at least 200 here, 
but more I'm sure were behind the land blocking my sight. Also 12 plus Hooded 
Merganser, 2 Bufflehead but the Ruddys are all gone. Also saw a Loon way back 
there but not which one. 


Yard - Hermit Thrush eating Poke berries with 3 Bluebird. 

Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Subject: GB Heron
From: rcg via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:13:39 -0500
The Great Blue Heron which lives at Union Pond, Manchester, was on the dam this 
afternoon. 

RCG, Vernon

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Subject: Mondo Ponds, Pintail 11/15/14
From: Stephen Spector via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:51:58 -0800
From Steve Spector, Milford, Mondo Ponds, 11/15/14, female Northern Pintail 
continues (has been associating with Mallards for a week) 

 
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Subject: Baltimore Oriole
From: Lisa White via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:48:15 -0500
Very surprised to see a Baltimore Oriole (looked like a juvenile) at my 
feeders in backyard Essex today.  Latest I've ever seen one around here.

Lisa



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Subject: Golden Eagle pictures, seen 11-14-14 at Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch
From: Don Morgan via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:06:12 -0500
Beautiful young bird, most likely 1st year. Pictures  here:
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p3rqfj3321bavpq/AACEVSZ-9EZZUYAkyhiS8yL3a?dl=0
 
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct  
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Subject: Gleanings from Union Pond, Manchester
From: rcg--- via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:25:48 -0500
Adult Black-crowned Night Heron, 15 Sep 2014

Solitary Male Bufflehead, 10 Nov 2014

Two Female Bufflehead, 12 Nov 2014

Two (pair) Ring-necked Duck, 12 Nov 2014

RCG, Vernon, CT

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Subject: Sterling yard
From: Robert Dixon via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:15:57 -0500
From Robert Dixon
11/15/14 - Sterling yard - 33 species - FOX SPARROW (3), PURPLE FINCH, 
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1f), AMERICAN WOODCOCK flushed from sunny hillside, 
adult male NORTHERN HARRIER migrating over yard (all previous records have been 
juveniles), AMERICAN TREE SPARROW (fos), CEDAR WAXWING (12 feeding on 
crabapples,honeysuckle and holly berries) and Northern Mockingbird feeding on 
holly berries (uncommon species in yard). 

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Subject: Barn Island to Sandy Point
From: Scott Besade via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:14:55 -0500
Stonington Ct
Viewed from boat

Common Eider 30
Black Ducks 24
Bufflehead 20
RB Mergs 20
Gadwall 12
Am Wigeon 10
WW Scoter 8
Surf Scoter 2
Pintail 2
Common Loon 2


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Subject: Lyme: Ely's Ferry Rd: 6 Bald Eagles and other goodies
From: Carolyn via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:55:50 -0500
With Bob Dewire and group at 3:00 PM on Ely's Ferry Rd in Lyme

Birds of interest:
6 Bald Eagles (5 ad, 1 juv)
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Brown Creeper
3 E Bluebirds
Flock of Pine Siskins
2 Am Tree Sparrows

There were also 14 GW Teal at DEP Headquarters in Old Lyme

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford

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Subject: 19 Fox Sparrows
From: Fran via CTBirds <ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:52:36 -0500
Barkhamsted Yard - Just when I thought my yard Fox Sparrow numbers were 
subsiding, I counted 19 visible at one pass along grounds where I feed 
(4:15pm). Also for the yard today - 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Brown 
Creeper, several Pine Siskins, 2 Purple Finch, 1 Common Raven, 3 Golden-crowned 
Kinglet. 


- Fran 
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