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21 Oct Matunuck birds ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Oct Re: Walker Farm ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Oct Walker Farm ["Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Oct Trustom in High Winds [6 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Oct Norman Bird Sanctuary ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Oct Invitation to Bird Photography exhibit ["delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Oct Clay-colored Sparrow ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Oct Trustom Area Duck Day [5 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Re: OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12 ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Avondale Chat and others ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Clay-colored Sparrow - Jacobs Point, Warren 10/12 ["the.eastern.towhee AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Pine Siskins ["Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Oct Lark Sparrow, Sunset Farm in Narragansett ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Oct RBA: Rhode Island, October 11, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Oct OSBC Big Sit Rain Date ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Oct Merlin attacks Fish Crows ["fieldfareusa AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Oct Norman Bird Sanctuary ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
05 Oct Common Gallinule at Asa pond in South Kingstown ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Oct Dark-eyed Junco ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Sep FW: A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of Butterflies ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 30, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Whimbrel at Napatree Point today ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Sep YELLO-BELLIED SAPSUCKER IN THE YARD NOW ! 11:30 AM ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Sep Glocester - 9/27/14 (Blue Grosbeak, siskins) ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Sep Sachuest ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Sep Sachuest Point ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 Sep Trustom Pond Summer Tanager++ ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Sep Wednesday Morning Bird Walk with Audubon ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Sep Block Island ["mrthmccarthy AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
23 Sep Cape May Warbler, etc. ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 Sep American Bittern at Trustom ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 Sep Bird Exhibit Invitation ["delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Sep Plum Island trip [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Sep Plum Island trip [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Sep Last week's Plum Island trip. [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Sep Trustom and Moonstone Beach ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
20 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, August 26, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
20 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 20, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Sep Sedge Wren-no ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Sep Clay-Colored Sparrow photo [1 Attachment] ["Richard Tucker msorp AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Sep Whiskered tern in Cape May, NJ ["lighty70 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Sep today at Moonstone Beach ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Sep Clay colored sparrow - Providence ["Richard Tucker msorp AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep Eurasian Widgeon [1 Attachment] ["Sandra Saunders ssaunders AT mail.uri.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep Wednesday Morning Bird Walk at Napatree ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep Emailing: 9-17-14 SX 50 001, 9-17-14 SX 50 002, 9-17-14 SX 50 003, 9-17-14 SX 50 004, 9-17-14 SX 50 005, 9-17-14 SX 50 006, 9-17-14 SX 50 007 [7 Attachments] ["'Thomas Tetzner' tjtetzner AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep SEDGE WRENS - Trustom NWR - 9/17 ["Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Sep Upcoming RI Pelagic 9/28 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Sep today at Napatree ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Sep Purple Martin totals Weakapaug Country club Westerly 2014 ["Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Sep Purple Martins totals Barrington 2014 ["Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Sep Northern Waterthrush [1 Attachment] ["rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep " WOOD DUCKS" ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep Ninigret Pond - Lesser Black-backed Gull ["Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 14, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep National Chocolate Milkshake Day ["'John and Alexandra La Force' woonpuffin AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep " RUSTY BLACKBIRDS" ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep pelagic birds from 8/25-8/29 ["Wheelan Drew amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep Re: morning birds ["Carol Lukowski capjo3 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Sep morning birds ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Sep ASRI bird walk ["Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Sep OSBC Events 9/13 and 9/14 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Sep Glocester - ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Sep RE: Bird ID from Goosewing Beach ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Birds and Birding Today ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
6 Sep Quicksand Pond ["John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Bird ID from Goosewing Beach [1 Attachment] ["smb5682 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Sep OSBC Events this weekend 9/5-9/7 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Sep Wednesday Morning Bird Walk ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Sep Probable Clapper Rail, Succotash Marsh ["'Aaron Dollar' aaron.dollar AT yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 1, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
02 Sep Invitation to bird exhibit ["delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Sep Quicksand Pond, Little Compton ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]

Subject: Matunuck birds
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:21:08 -0400
Along Moonstone Beach Rd, there was an Orange-crowned Warbler and a Brown 
Thrasher before the dirt road part. Further down the road, there was a Marsh 
Wren before Mud Pond. An American Bittern flew from Cards Pond and stayed in 
view all the way across the large field to the edge of Trustom Pond. At 
Matunuck Beach there was a White-crowned Sparrow feeding in the grass behind 
the pavilion. While driving down Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd, a Yellow-bellied 
Sapsucker flew across the road. Green Hill Point had 60+ ducks that included 
all 3 Scoter species and Common Eider. Raptors in the area included 2 Merlin, 3 
Norther Harriers and a Cooper's Hawk. 


Mike Tucker 
Seekonk, MA


Sent on a Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
Subject: Re: Walker Farm
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:41:13 -0400
Also at Walkers was a Yellow Warbler, which seems a little late.
Jan St.Jean

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 21, 2014, at 11:26 AM, "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> This morning there was a clay-colored sparrow seen in the center isle of the 
gardens and three purple finches seen at Walker Farm gardens/leaf piles among 
other birds seen there to include white-crowned sparrows. 

> 
> Jim Murphy
> 
Subject: Walker Farm
From: "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:26:47 -0700
This morning there was a clay-colored sparrow seen in the center isle of the 
gardens and three purple finches seen at Walker Farm gardens/leaf piles among 
other birds seen there to include white-crowned sparrows. 


Jim Murphy


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Subject: Trustom in High Winds [6 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:09:09 -0400
A chilly and extremely gusty day along the south coast. The swaying of the
trees and windy beach seemed to keep bird flight down, although there were
many scattered flocks of small birds flying west (or sw) along the beach
line.

 

 

At Mud Pond and Moonstone Beach:

 

American Coot   2

No. Harrier  1 (male)

Semipalmated Plover  1

Semipalmated Sandpiper  2

Palm Warbler  1

 

At Perryville Mill Pond: 

 

Ea. Phoebe  2

Blue-headed Vireo  2

Gr. Blue Heron  2

Hermit Thrush  1

Carolina Wren  2 (1 seen)

Mallard  2

Am. Black Duck  5

Wood Duck  6

American Wigeon  45

Eurasian Wigeon  3 (all males, all visible simultaneously)

 

At Trustom:

 

Song Sparrow  2

White-throated Sparrow  6

Prairie Warbler  1 (male)

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~40

Yellowlegs  1

Gr. Blue Heron  2

Belted Kingfisher  2 (male and female)

Pied-billed Grebe  5

Ring-necked Duck  1 (fem./im.)

Am. Black Ducks 7

Mallard 4

Am. Wigeon  9

Gadwall  2

Green-winged Teal  8

Ruddy Duck  2

Am. Coot  ~70

Gr. Scaup  16

 

 

See photos of Eur. Wigeon (bad photo with camera up to scope), phoebe,
ruddy, yellow-rumped, and Moonstone at daybreak.

 

Thanks, 

Marc Gousie, Marie LoPresti 

 
Subject: Norman Bird Sanctuary
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Oct 2014 11:48:03 -0700
October 18th...Lincoln's Sparrow, Philadelphia Vireo, Cooper's Hawk, 
White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, House and Carolina 
Wren, Cat Bird, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied 
Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Robin, Crow. 
Subject: Invitation to Bird Photography exhibit
From: "delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Oct 2014 17:21:51 -0700
I would like to invite you to my Birds of the Americas exhibit. This is my 
largest exhibit, a project now in it's eight year. The exhibit has images from 
my native Peru, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Canada, Florida, and New England. It 
will take place at the Hunneman Hall area of the Brookline Public Library 
located in Brookline Village. Next public viewing is scheduled for Thursday 
October 23, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:30 PM. Exhibit closes on November 3. 

  
 You can see all the images in this exhibit as well as directions and 
information for my exhibit at this link: 

 http://www.delsolar.org/docs/exhibits/brookline.html 
http://www.delsolar.org/docs/exhibits/brookline.html 

  
  
 Eduardo del Solar
 Boston, Mass
 delsolar AT bellatlantic.net mailto:delsolar AT bellatlantic.net
  
 
 del Solar Homepage http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 
 http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 
 del Solar Homepage http://www.delsolar.org/ Welcome to my new website, one 
that continues to change as my photographic goals evolve. You can continue to 
see all my bird photographs here. 

 
 
 
 View on www.delsolar.org http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
  

 

Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:38:14 -0400
This morning at Beavertail one Clay-colored Sparrow on the road leading to
the old Coast Guard House. Jan St.Jean was nearby and was able to see the
bird. Wayne Munns saw it also around noon.

Yesterday at Mountaindale Road  in Smithfield, 1 Swanson's Thrush, 1 Hermit
Thrush, Purple Finches and approximately 50 Pine Siskins.  Later in the day
another 30 plus Pine Siskens flew over my home in Cumberland.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Trustom Area Duck Day [5 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:45:17 -0400
At Perryville Mill Pond: 

 

Dark-eyed Junco  1

Swamp Sparrow  2

Song Sparrow  1

Am. Black Duck  4

Wood Duck  5

American Wigeon  13

Eurasian Wigeon  1 (male, great view through scope)

 

 

At Mud Pond:

 

American Coot  2

Sharp-shinned Hawk  1 (directly overhead flyby)

Belted Kingfisher  1

 

At the Farm Pond area: 

 

White-throated Sparrow  1

Swamp Sparrow  ~7

Red-winged Blackbird  5

Grey Catbird  2

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~10

 

At Otter Point:

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler  5

Semipalmated Plover  5

Hooded Merganser  1 (male, great view)

Belted Kingfisher  1

Pied-billed Grebe  5

Ring-necked Duck  2 (fem./im.)

Am. Black Ducks 5

Mallard 6

 

At Osprey Point:

 

Blue-headed Vireo  2

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~30

Osprey  1

Am. Coot ~35

Dbl.-crested Cormorant 16

Great Cormorant 1

Brown Creeper 1

Scaup  33

 

See photos of coot, swamp sparrow and ring-necked duck below.

 

Thanks, 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie, Marie LoPresti 
Subject: Re: OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:23:55 -0400
Dan and Team Members, thank you very kindly for your very impressive effort on 
behalf on behalf of the OSBC ! Very much appreciated ! 


Jack and the Board..   
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
 

To: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 9:14 pm
Subject: [RIBIRDS] OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12


 
  
    
                  

This morning, from 6am to 3pm, over 20 birders were present throughout the day 
for the Ocean State Bird Club's Big Sit at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. 



Our count circle was located right near Lot 3 which allowed us good views of 
the thickets, ocean, and scopeable views of the main land. 



This location allowed us to scan a variety of habitats from one convenient 
location (near bathrooms). And with northern winds the previous night, birds 
that were blown out over the ocean turned around and dropped into the thickets 
just north of the light house near sunrise. We were able to see several species 
try to migrate out of the water, rethink their decision and turn back and drop 
into the thickets in front of us. While seeing migrants such as Yellow-rumped 
Warblers, Red-eyed Vireos, and kinglets do this is exciting, it's interesting 
to see species less often seen as migrants do this as well. Some notable 
instances of this are - a 'flock' of three Downy Woodpeckers, a flock of a 
dozen or so Blue Jays making it to the light house and turning around, a 
Red-bellied Woodpecker returning to the thicket and landing upside down on a 
wire, and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. 



Other highlights include many Monarchs, one or two Red Admirals, Clouded and 
Orange Sulphurs, Yellow-legged Meadowhawks, and several unIDed dragonflies. 



The real surprise of the day was a pod of about 40 Atlantic White-sided 
Dolphins moving by to the north that we watched for about 5 minutes.This is the 
third species of dolphin seen during a club trip this season! We had 
Short-beaked Common and Bottlenose Dolphins on the pelagic a few weekends ago. 



In the end we tallied 78 species of bird from our circle. All in all a great 
day with good birds, people, scenery and weather! 



Here is the full bird list -


Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  19
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  2     With a flock of black ducks
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  11
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  23
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  1
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)  29
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  9
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)  1
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  7
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 500 Estimate, likely low; 
Constant presence in low numbers flying by and medium to large flocks overhead 

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)  5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1     Fly-over at dawn
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  7     Possibly more
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  8     Some probably gone unnocticed
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 71 Difficult to keep track, most likely many 
more. Starting around 8:30am they were consistently flying by over head and at 
a distance. All were seen heading south and south east, none seemed to be 
returning 

Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.) 3 Not seen well enough to confidently tell at 
distance 

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1     Immature
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 10 Estimate; A few in the distance and 
several passing by close and heading back north and north east 

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)  1     Possibly more; heard at dawn
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  1     Vocal fly-over
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  30     Estimate
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 250 Estimate; Many flying by and at fishing 
boats 

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 Adult passed by close with Great 
Black-backed and Herring Gulls. Coal gray 'back' with long thin wings, quicker 
wing beats than GBBG, Dark streaking around the eye. 

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 50 Estimate; Many flying by and at 
fishing boats 

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3     Prob more
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1 Seen flying in at dawn, later 
one seen flying in same direction but enough time passed to be the same bird 

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5 Prob more; Possibly some local birds 
with migrants. At one time 3 birds were seen redirecting north 

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Possibly more; One bird seen several 
times redirecting north 

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 8 Possibly 
more 

Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2 Seen together; several birds seen 
redirecting throughout the morning 

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 2 Two distinctly different plunaged 
individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day 

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 1 Somewhat drab individual; Short 
tail, dark lores, and yellow-ish throat. Seen well several times throughout the 
day 

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2 Two distinctly different plunaged 
individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 20 Estimate; Small flock trying to fly out over 
water a few times in the morning 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  20     Estimate
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  1     Fly-over just before dawn
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  12     Estimate
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6     Estimate
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  6     Estimate
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 5 A pair consistently redirecting 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus minimus/bicknelli) X NFC heard but 
unable to ID specifically 

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) X NFCs heard predawn. Unsure if more 
than one individual 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12     Estimate
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4     Estimate
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  12     Estimate
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 3 Several flyovers of individuals throughout 
the day and atleast two at sunrise 

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  5
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1 Seen several times throughout the 
morning 

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1 Smallish very drab warbler, with 
a short sharp bill. Overall drab olive color, slightly brighter on undertail 
coverts 

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  6     Estimate
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 30 Estimate; 
Constantly present throughout the day moving through thickets and flying over 
head, most likely many more 

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 Single bird heard just before 
dawn with a single bird seen shortly after 

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  10     Estimate; Likely more
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6     Estimate
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6     Estimate
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  10     Estimate
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  12     Estimate
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 6 Estimate; Several heard only fly-overs, 
and a few seen well including one with a female House Finch offering great 
comparisons 

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 9 Estimate; Flocks of 5, 3 and a single flyover 
several time 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6     Estimate
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8



Have a great night!


- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI

    
             

  
Subject: OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:14:50 -0400
This morning, from 6am to 3pm, over 20 birders were present throughout the
day for the Ocean State Bird Club's Big Sit at Beavertail State Park in
Jamestown.

Our count circle was located right near Lot 3 which allowed us good views
of the thickets, ocean, and scopeable views of the main land.

This location allowed us to scan a variety of habitats from one convenient
location (near bathrooms). And with northern winds the previous night,
birds that were blown out over the ocean turned around and dropped into the
thickets just north of the light house near sunrise. We were able to see
several species try to migrate out of the water, rethink their decision and
turn back and drop into the thickets in front of us. While seeing migrants
such as Yellow-rumped Warblers, Red-eyed Vireos, and kinglets do this is
exciting, it's interesting to see species less often seen as migrants do
this as well. Some notable instances of this are - a 'flock' of three Downy
Woodpeckers, a flock of a dozen or so Blue Jays making it to the light
house and turning around, a Red-bellied Woodpecker returning to the thicket
and landing upside down on a wire, and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Other highlights include many Monarchs, one or two Red Admirals, Clouded
and Orange Sulphurs, Yellow-legged Meadowhawks, and several unIDed
dragonflies.

The real surprise of the day was a pod of about 40 Atlantic White-sided
Dolphins moving by to the north that we watched for about 5 minutes.This is
the third species of dolphin seen during a club trip this season! We had
Short-beaked Common and Bottlenose Dolphins on the pelagic a few weekends
ago.

In the end we tallied 78 species of bird from our circle. All in all a
great day with good birds, people, scenery and weather!

Here is the full bird list -

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  19
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  2     With a flock of black ducks
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  11
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  23
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  1
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)  29
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  9
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)  1
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  7
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  500     Estimate, likely
low; Constant presence in low numbers flying by and medium to large flocks
overhead
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)  5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1     Fly-over at dawn
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  7     Possibly more
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  8     Some probably gone unnocticed
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  71     Difficult to keep track, most
likely many more. Starting around 8:30am they were consistently flying by
over head and at a distance. All were seen heading south and south east,
none seemed to be returning
Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.)  3     Not seen well enough to confidently
tell at distance
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1     Immature
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  10     Estimate; A few in the distance
and several passing by close and heading back north and north east
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)  1     Possibly more; heard at
dawn
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  1     Vocal fly-over
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  30     Estimate
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  250     Estimate; Many flying by and at
fishing boats
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)  1     Adult passed by close with
Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls. Coal gray 'back' with long thin
wings, quicker wing beats than GBBG, Dark streaking around the eye.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  50     Estimate; Many flying by
and at fishing boats
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3     Prob more
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1     Seen flying in at
dawn, later one seen flying in same direction but enough time passed to be
the same bird
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  5     Prob more; Possibly some local
birds with migrants. At one time 3 birds were seen redirecting north
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1     Possibly more; One bird seen
several times redirecting north
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  8
 Possibly more
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2     Seen together; several birds seen
redirecting throughout the morning
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2     Two distinctly different
plunaged individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)  1     Somewhat drab individual;
Short tail, dark lores, and yellow-ish throat. Seen well several times
throughout the day
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2     Two distinctly different plunaged
individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  20     Estimate; Small flock trying to fly
out over water a few times in the morning
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  20     Estimate
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  1     Fly-over just before dawn
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  12     Estimate
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6     Estimate
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  6     Estimate
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  5     A pair consistently
redirecting
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus minimus/bicknelli)  X     NFC
heard but unable to ID specifically
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  X     NFCs heard predawn. Unsure if
more than one individual
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12     Estimate
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4     Estimate
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  12     Estimate
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  3     Several flyovers of individuals
throughout the day and atleast two at sunrise
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  5
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1     Seen several times
throughout the morning
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  1     Smallish very drab
warbler, with a short sharp bill. Overall drab olive color, slightly
brighter on undertail coverts
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  6     Estimate
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  30
 Estimate; Constantly present throughout the day moving through thickets
and flying over head, most likely many more
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1     Single bird heard
just before dawn with a single bird seen shortly after
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  10     Estimate; Likely more
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6     Estimate
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6     Estimate
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  10     Estimate
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  12     Estimate
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  6     Estimate; Several heard only
fly-overs, and a few seen well including one with a female House Finch
offering great comparisons
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  9     Estimate; Flocks of 5, 3 and a single
flyover several time
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6     Estimate
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8

Have a great night!

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: Avondale Chat and others
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:59:12 -0400
Avondale Farm in Westerly was pretty active this afternoon from 1:30 to 2:45. A 
Yellow-breasted Chat was seen fairly close to the parking area. I've had them a 
couple of times over the years in the same spot. There were also 5 Pine Siskins 
and an American Pipit flyovers. 

Other birds included large numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers (well over 100!), 
1 Common Yellowthroat, 2 House Wrens, several White-throated Sparrows and Swamp 
Sparrows, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 Eastern Towhee, 1 Merlin, 1 Northern Harrier and 1 
Cooper's Hawk. 



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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow - Jacobs Point, Warren 10/12
From: "the.eastern.towhee AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Oct 2014 10:29:59 -0700
While leading a bird walk for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island at the 
McIntosh Wildlife Refuge in Bristol I came across a Clay-colored Sparrow at 
Jacobs Point. The Jacobs Point trail in Warren leads to the water from the east 
bay bike trail. The bird was in the thickets just before the water with some 
Song and Swamp Sparrows and a Brown Thrasher. If you search for this bird it is 
probably best to comb the thickets in both directions along the beach. 

 Just before I found the sparrow, three Brant flew past headed south.
 

 A link to the checklist here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20208790 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20208790 

 

 To add to the sparrow theme, yesterday there was a White-crowned and a Field 
Sparrow at Colt State Park in Bristol along with many Songs, Swamps, 
White-throated, and a Savannah in one large flock. 

 These birds were on the first paved trail that leads to the left when you 
enter from Poppasquash Rd. They were in the thickets and cattails behind the 
small marsh on the left. 

 

 Evan Lipton,
 Milton, MA
 the.eastern.towhee AT gmail.com
  
Subject: Pine Siskins
From: "Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:14:00 -0400
A noisy flock of 30+ Pine Siskins landed briefly near California Jim's 
Pond in Wakefield this morning.

Paul L'Etoile
South Kingstown


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Subject: Lark Sparrow, Sunset Farm in Narragansett
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Oct 2014 17:52:55 -0700
Today at Sunset Farm in Narragansett: One Lark Sparrow (ad.) and a brief 
appearance by a Northern Goshawk. 

 The sparrow was seen later in the day, and seems chase-able for those 
interested. 

 

 -DP
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, October 11, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:34:01 -0400
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* October 11, 2014
*  RIRI1410.11
 
- Birds mentioned
COMMON GALLINULE
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
BLACK  SKIMMER
Red Knot
Whimbrel
DICKCISSEL
Lincoln's Sparrow
Caspian  Tern
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
Nelson's Sparrow
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
American Bittern
White-crowned  Sparrow
Snow Goose
Little Blue Heron
Northern Goshawk
Peregrine  Falcon
American Golden Plover
Pectoral Sandpiper
BROWN  THRASHER,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Marsh Wren
Philadelphia  Vireo
Purple Finch
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Indigo Bunting
Pine  Siskin
Cape May Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Blue  Warbler
American Redstart
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm  Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Northern  Fulmar
Northern Gannet
Parasitic Jaeger
 
     date: October 11, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for October  
11th, 2014. This report covers the period from September 30th to October 10th, 
 and will be updated in about one week.
 
A COMMON GALLINULE was found in South Kingstown at Asa Pond on the  5th.
 
On the 30th, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT and 2 BLACK SKIMMERS were seen at Napatree  
Point in Westerly.  On the 3rd, there was 1 RED KNOT and a WHIMBREL  there.
 
At Walkers Farm in Barrington, a DICKCISSEL was seen on the 3rd and 4th.  
LINCOLN'S SPARROW was also reported.
 
In Middletown, at Easton's Beach, 2 CASPAIN TERNS, 1 BLACK SKIMMER and 2  
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were observed ON THE 4th. The terns lingered for  
several days. On the 9th, 1 CASPIAN TERN was seen there.R
 
At the Charlestown Breachway, 1 NELSON'S SPARROW was seen on the 4th.
 
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on the west side of the field at Trustom 
 Pond NWR on the 10th.
 
A late RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at a feeder in North Kingstown on 
 the 9th.
 
In the Point Judith area, an AMERICAN BITTERN was seen near Camp Cronin on  
the 3rd, and in the lobster pot storage area near the Escape Road, 1 
LINCOLN'S  SPARROW and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen on the 10th.
 
On the 4th, a SNOW GOOSE was seen at Hammersmith Farm in Newport.  At  
Gooseneck Cove, a LITTLE BLUE HERON was found.
 
Highlights from the past week on Block Island include: 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK,  
6 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 BROWN THRASHER, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCLER, 1 

MARSH WREN,  1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 2 DICKSCISSELS, 2 PURPLE FINCHES, 1 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 3 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 1 
NELSON'S 

SPARROW, 2 INDIGO 
BUNTINGS and 2 PINE SISKINS.  Warblers found included: 2  ORANGE-CROWNED, 3 
CAPE MAY, 1 NASHVILLE, 9 BLACK-THROATED BLUE, 1 AMERCIAN  REDSTART, 2 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN, 4 PALM, 2 PINE, 3 BLACKPOLL and 1 YELLOW  WARBLER.  
 
Finally, on a fishing trip out of Galilee on the Francis fleet, 3 NORTHERN  
FULMARS, 5 NORHTHERN GANNETS and 1 PARASITIC JAEGER were reported on the  
6th.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: OSBC Big Sit Rain Date
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:48:36 -0400
Good evening everyone,

Looking at the forecast, Saturday (Oct 11) looks like it'll rain for most
of the morning so we will be using the rain date for the Big Sit, Sunday
(Oct 12).

Hope to see many of you this Sunday at Beavertail!

Full details are below -

*October 12, Sunday. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown. All Day*

Bird Watcher’s Digest Big Sit!
Join Ocean State Bird Club members as we see how many species we can record
from within a 17ft circle (birders are in the circle, birds can be
outside). If you want to be gung-ho, you can come predawn to help record
land birds as they fly over head or try to redirect themselves and head
north instead of flying out over the ocean. Or come at sunrise to look for
warblers and sparrows in the thickets. Maybe stop by around noon for a
picnic, hawk watch and sea watch. Visit any time during the day to hang out
with other birders and help us rack up the species! This is a world-wide
event, so stop by anytime to help us make a good impression.

The circle will be located near Lot #3

See you in the field!

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: Merlin attacks Fish Crows
From: "fieldfareusa AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2014 17:45:50 -0700
10/9 Warwick, Route 2
 I got to witness an aerial battle between a Merlin and a flock of Fish Crows. 
The Fish Crows were gathering in a line of trees where I find them quite 
frequently. The Merlin took a straight line flight at three of them at the top 
of the tree. Crow wings went flapping and the Merlin flew out and around for 
another run. At this point it was tough to tell who was chasing who. The crows 
took flight after the Merlin and I could hear a high pitched screech as they 
went behind the neighboring building. The crows started to return but the 
Merlin came from another angle in a stoop right over the traffic on Route 2 
toward a low flying bird. Both disappeared for a few moments and I went to see 
if either was hit in the road. The Merlin reappeared, circled and flew off and 
away. The attempt on that size bird was a surprise. 

 

 Suzanne French

 

Subject: Norman Bird Sanctuary
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2014 11:43:56 -0700
October 9th at the pond...Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Female Wood Duck, 
Catbird. Along Ridge Trail...9 

 Cedar Waxwings...mostly juvies.
Subject: Common Gallinule at Asa pond in South Kingstown
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:13:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reported earlier. From nature c enter boat ramp, bird is in front of cattails 
to the left . 


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Subject: Dark-eyed Junco
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:40:36 -0400
Today at Sachuest Point NWR I observed a Dark-eyed Junco on Ocean trail. Is it 
a little early? I'm not sure, but I thought I would report it anyway. 


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Subject: FW: A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of Butterflies
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:54:02 -0400
This is worth a look.  Monarch's on the move!

 

Subject: A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of
Butterflies

 

Pretty Awesome!

 

Read this:
http://www.citylab.com/weather/2014/09/a-strange-cloud-over-st-louis-turns-o
ut-to-be-an-enormous-swarm-of-butterflies/380614/ 



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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, September 30, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:54:37 -0400
RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* September 30, 2014
*  RIRI1409.30
 
- Birds mentioned
WHITE IBIS
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
Little Blue Heron
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
Whimbrel
Pectoral  Sandpiper
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Horned Lark
Nelson's Sparrow
BLUE  GROSBEAK
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Philadelphia Vireo
Eastern  Kingbird
Pine Siskin
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Purple Finch
Brown  Thrasher
Lincoln's Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Cape May  Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Nashville  Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green  Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Peregrine  Falcon
Merlin
SANDHILL CRANE 
SUMMER TANAGER 
American  Bittern
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 
Yellow-breasted Chat
MARBLED GODWIT  
BLACK VULTURE
Blue-winged Teal
Forster's Tern
Piping Plover
 
     date: September 30, 2014
(401) 949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for September  
30th, 2014. This report covers the period from September 21st to September 
29th,  and will be updated in about one week.
 
The WHITE IBIS that was found at Andy's Way on Block Island on the 25th of  
August, was still being seen as of the 29th.  Other highlights from Andy's  
Way included: 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS, 2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 2 
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 1 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED 

GULL, 1  HORNED LARK and 3 NELSON'S SPARROWS.  Three BLUE GROSBEAKS were 
found at  the garden at the Spring House Hotel on the 26th, and at least one 
continues  there.  Other sightings from the north end of the island: 1 
YELLOW-BELLIED  SAPSUCKER, 1 PHILIDELPHIA VIREO, 1 EASTERN KINGBIRD, 3 PINE 
SISKINS, many  RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, 1 PURPLE FINCH, 1 BROWN THRASHER, 2 
LINCOLN'S SPARROW  and 5 SCARLET TANAGERS.  Warblers included: 2 CAPE MAY, 1 
BAY-BREASTED, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 2 BLACK-THROATED BLUE, 1 

NASHVILLE,  several PINE, BLACKPOLL and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS. Both 
RUBY-CROWNED and  GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS were seen in numbers.
A few PEREGRINE FALCONS and  MERLINS were also spotted.
 
A SANDHILL CRANE was spotted flying over the Great Swamp in South Kingstown 
 on the 26th.
 
On the 25th, a SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Trustom Pond NWR.   Also 
that day, 1 PHLIADELPHA VIREO.  An AMERICAN BITTERN has been  frequenting 
Otter Point. Along Moonstone Beach, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found on the 

22nd.
 
In Galilee, a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was observed in the lobster pot storage  
area on the 23rd.
 
The MARBLED GODWIT was reported on the 29th from Quicksand Pond in Little  
Compton.  Other birds there included: 3 BLACK VULTURES, 16 BLUE-WINGED  
TEAL, 7 FORSTER'S TERNS, 1 PIPING PLOVER and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
 
At Sachuest NWR Saltmarsh, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the  
25th.
 
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at Firehouse Pond in Charlestown on the  21st.
 
On the 28th, at Walkers Farm in Barrington, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a  
LINCOLN'S SPARROW were reported. 
 
Finally, from the northern end of the state, at Steere Hill Farm in  
Glocester, 1 BLUE GROSBEAK, 2 PINE SISKINS and a PHILIDELPHIA VIREO were seen 
on 

the 27th.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:26:33 -0400
Photos of the Savannah Sparrows and Am. Pipits:

 

Marc Gousie
Subject: Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:24:16 -0400
Early Sunday morning found us at the Perryville Mill Pond where we found all
the usual feeder birds (the owners of the house have resumed filling the
feeders), a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a Red-eyed Vireo, and a Golden-crowned
Kinglet. On  the pond were Gadwall, Wood Ducks, a Black Duck and a
good-sized group of Green-winged Teal. The teal seemed to be feeding right
off the surface in the middle of a large mass of algae that covered a large
part of the pond, from the edges inward.

 

At Trustom, there were two pairs of Phoebes, one in the tree in the middle
of the field, the other at the Farm Pond. Walking out to Otter Point added
many Cardinals and Catbirds, Carolina Wrens, and an American Redstart.
Arriving at the water before Otter Point, we found a single Pied-billed
Grebe, and immediately after, an American Bittern. The water level was low,
and the bittern had walked out of the phragmites at the northern end of the
little island. It continued walking out on the rocky area, fishing as it
went. From the deck we added a Yellowlegs and a male Belted Kingfisher. As
we were about to leave the deck a couple of birders from Connecticut walked
up the path from the tip of the point and told us that they had just seen a
Green Heron and an American Bittern in the cove looking back northerly from
the point. We walked back there and found both of them out in the open, the
Green fishing from a rock and the bittern walking nearer the far end.  On
the way back, walking the Red Maple Trail added a Black-and-white Warbler.

 

At Mud Pond the water level was very high, and there were no birds except
for a No. Harrier. Walking Moonstone Beach brought us to the southern bank
of Trustom Pond where we found a group of four yellowlegs made up of three
Greater and one Lesser. There was also a flock of Savannah Sparrows feeding
in the dunes. Walking to the cut gave us seven Bl.-bellied Plover and a
flock of six American Pipits. 

 

 

Mill Pond:

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Gadwall 4

Am. Black Duck 1

Wood Duck 3

Green-winged Teal 9

 

 

Trustom:

 

Ea. Phoebe 4 (2 pairs)

Ea. Towhee 2 (1 seen)

Carolina Wren 2 (heard)

Am. Redstart 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 (heard)

Pied-billed Grebe 1

American Bittern 2

Belted Kingfisher (male) 1

Yellowlegs 1

Green Heron 1

Bl.-and-white Warbler 1

 

 

Moonstone Beach:

 

Song Sparrow 1

No. Harrier 1

Gr. Yellowlegs 3

Gr. Blue Heron 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 1

Savannah Sparrow ~ 10

Bl.-Bellied Plover 7

Osprey 1

Merlin (poss. Kestrel) flyby 1

Am. Pipit 6

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie and Marie LoPresti

 

Photos of the Am. Bittern and Gr. and Lesser Yellowlegs attached:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Whimbrel at Napatree Point today
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:01:17 -0400
During a walk at Napatree Point today with a friend a single Whimbrel was
seen.



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Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:29:36 -0400
JACK SULLIVAN 
RUMFORD  RI
Subject: Glocester - 9/27/14 (Blue Grosbeak, siskins)
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:40:39 -0400
I headed over to the Steere Hill Farm Land Trust in Glocester this morning
for an informal morning flight count in hopes that last night's weather
brought in a few birds.

It was a fairly productive morning with the best birds being a Blue
Grosbeak (moving around and calling near the picnic tables at the top of
the hill), flyover Pine Siskins, a lone flyover American Pipit and a
Philadelphia Vireo.

Here are a few shots from this morning

Blue Grosbeak -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28853318 AT N08/15184966848/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28853318 AT N08/15184807009/in/photostream/

Palm Warbler -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28853318 AT N08/15184806839/

Blackpoll Warbler -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28853318 AT N08/15184860230/

Here's the full list -

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker -3
Downy Woodpecker- 7
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker-  4     Most seen at once; Fair amount of local movement,
difficult to keep track
Eastern Phoebe - 13     One of the most abundant birds of the day. A few
birds flying overhead and continuing on and many birds feeding in the fields
Philadelphia Vireo -1
Red-eyed Vireo -1
Blue Jay-  14  Estimate; Lots of movement and heard constantly throughout
the morning
American Crow - 6     Estimate; Heard only
Black-capped Chickadee -  8     Estimate
Tufted Titmouse -15     Estimate
White-breasted Nuthatch -3     Estimate
House Wren - 2
Eastern Bluebird -  7     Estimate; Highest number seen at once. Several
flyover pairs and single birds presumed to be part of this larger group
American Robin -  11
Gray Catbird- 4
American Pipit -  1     Flyover calling
Blackpoll Warbler- 21     Estimate; Many birds flying over as well as
several birds feeding and chasing each other in the field
Palm Warbler (Yellow) -  7     Estimate; Most flyovers several perched
birds were singing
Pine Warbler - 5     Several still singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - 6     All flyovers
warbler sp. - 5     UnIDed flyovers
Eastern Towhee - 4
Chipping Sparrow- 23     Estimate; Most likely more. Several small - medium
flocks moving throughout the field
Song Sparrow -  5     Surprisingly low
Swamp Sparrow - 1
Scarlet Tanager -1
Northern Cardinal -  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak -  1
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting -  1
Baltimore Oriole -  1
House Finch -  6
Pine Siskin - 2     Possibly more; Two birds seen and heard together as
they flew over. Several single birds heard and seen flying over in
different directions, so I am unsure if these are different birds.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6     Estimate

See some of you on tomorrow's pelagic!!

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: Sachuest
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2014 07:47:13 -0700
a House Wren.
Subject: Sachuest Point
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2014 07:44:35 -0700
September 27th... 3 Red-eyed Vireos, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 4 Mockingbirds, 
1 Great-Blue Heron flyover, Blue Jay, many Catbirds, Crows, Song Sparrows and 
one House Wren. 
Subject: Trustom Pond Summer Tanager++
From: "Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:22:54 +0000
Trustom was pretty quiet this morning with the exception of four Pintails on 
the pond and one good landbird flock near the windmill on the Red Maple trail. 
Oddly, this flock was dominated by vireos rather than warblers (just single 
Magnolia, Blackpoll and Redstart vying with five White-eyed, 4 Red-eyed, and 
single Warbling and Philadelphia vireos). Also with these was a juv Indigo 
Bunting and a real surprise, a Summer Tanager (thanks to Jan, Barbara, and 
Rachel for getting word in real time). It was tough digiscoping this active 
bird in the rain, but I managed a few shots: 


https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/RhodeIslandBirds#

Because Pat has never seen a Marbled Godwit in RI, we headed over to Quicksand 
Pond. It was very birdy there, but we could not find the godwit. Highlights 
were 6 presumably newly arrived Dunlin, 16 frisky Blue-winged Teal, a sub-adult 
Lesser Black-backed Gull, and a latish Piping Plover. 


There was a big gathering of Laughing Gulls off of Sapowet, both resting and 
feeding over the river. Among these were 2 Bonaparte's Gulls and a Common Tern. 


Shai Mitra & Patricia Lindsay
Bay Shore, NY


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Subject: Wednesday Morning Bird Walk with Audubon
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:08:24 -0400
On this week's ASRI Wednesday Morning Bird Walk we had 20 participants. It
was a quiet morning but we did have a few hawks including 3 Osprey,
1Northern Harrier,  2 Red-tailed, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks. We also
saw a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, a few Song Sparrows, lots of Eastern
Phoebes and the Lesser Black-backed Gull. We also saw many of the usual
suspects. Thank you all for a great walk. 

 

Laura

 

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Subject: Block Island
From: "mrthmccarthy AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Sep 2014 07:04:49 -0700
I will be in Block Island this weekend. Anyone know of any guided bird walks 
going on that I could join? 
Subject: Cape May Warbler, etc.
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Sep 2014 16:23:58 -0700
Today at my house and around the Wallum Lake Dam there were quite a variety of 
migrants pushed here from last night's winds. Highlights: 

 From 7-730 AM
 Black-throated Blue, Black-Throated Green, Northern Parula, 2 Blackpolls, 
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Osprey. Goldfinches were in 
exceptional numbers. 

 From 6-7 PM
 Cape May (state bird for me, a nice adult male still with some color), 
Magnolia, and Palm Warblers, Eastern Phoebe, Barred Owl, Common Raven. 

 

 -DP
Subject: American Bittern at Trustom
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:22:53 -0700 (PDT)
Out in open in otter point now. From observation deck look back towards big 
exposed rock. Also seen common nighthawk. Ebird report later. 


Sent from my phone. Please excuse the brevity and typos. 
Subject: Bird Exhibit Invitation
From: "delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Sep 2014 11:47:12 -0700
I would like to invite you to my Birds of the Americas exhibit, a project now 
in it's eight year. The exhibit will take place at Hunneman Hall, Brookline 
Public Library located in Brookline Village. This is my largest exhibit with 42 
framed bird images from my Peru, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Canada, Florida, and 
New England. Below is the schedule of the public viewings for my exhibit: 

  
 Opening Reception
Saturday September 27, 2014            2:00 - 4:00 PM
  
 Public viewings
 Thursday October 2, 2014                  5:30 - 8:00 PM Live Tango Music 
 Thursday October 23, 2014                5:00 - 8:00 PM

 You can see all the images in this exhibit as well as directions and 
information for my exhibit at this link: 

 http://www.delsolar.org/docs/exhibits/brookline.html
  
 Brookline Public Library
361 Washington Street
Brookline, Mass.


 Eduardo del Solar
 delsolar AT bellatlantic.net mailto:delsolar AT bellatlantic.net
 Boston, Mas
 
 http://www.delsolar.org/ http://www.delsolar.org/
 

Subject: Plum Island trip [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:06:17 -0400
Four birds from the Plum Island trip.

 

Marc Gousie
Subject: Plum Island trip [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:04:29 -0400
Four more photos from the Plum Island trip.

 

Marc Gousie
Subject: Last week's Plum Island trip. [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:02:25 -0400
Belatedly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan Berard for
leading us on a very enjoyable and educational jaunt to Plum Island last
Sunday. We were blessed with great weather, a fine group of enthusiastic
birders, a good variety of birds, and a very intriguing set of paths,
trails, blinds and beach that made for an ever-changing series of habitats.
Dan provided his usual leadership, and I'm sure that we weren't the only
ones who came away with more than a few tips to help us improve our birding.
We had a great time socializing with our fellow OSBC members, and look
forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

I've included some photos from that trip. Plum Island offered some gorgeous
scenery for sure.

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti 
Subject: Trustom and Moonstone Beach
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:51:07 -0400
This morning at Trustom NWR, one Wood Duck sleeping under the trees (while
perched on a branch) at the edge of the Farm Pond, and one Least Bittern
seen at the very tip-end of the trail past Otter Point, where the cove comes
back north into the rushes.

 

At Moonstone Beach (and Trustom Pond), 28 Sanderlings on the beach, in the
pond were 1 Pied-billed Grebe, and a flock of about 16 American Wigeon
containing also one male Eurasian Wigeon. Along the shore of the pond were a
flock of about 20 Savannah Sparrows. These were heavily streaked birds with
some variation in facial coloring; i.e. some had a good amount of yellow
coloring in the lore area, and others looked quite white. Feeding with them
were two Nashville Warblers.

 

Marc Gousie      

Danielle Gousie

 

 
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, August 26, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:10:59 -0400
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* August 26, 2014
*  RIRI1408.26
 
- Birds mentioned
WHITE IBIS 
American Golden  Plover
Whimbrel
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
MARBLED  GODWIT
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral  Sandpiper
Red Knot
Black Tern
Forster's Tern
American  Bittern
WISLONS'S PHALAROPE
ROYAL TERN 
American Oystercatcher
Red  Knot
Bald Eagle
 
     date: August 26, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for August  
26th, 2014. This report covers the period from August 18th to August 26th and  
will be updated in about one week.
 
A WHITE IBIS was found at Andy's Way on Block Island on the 25th, along  
with an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER.  The Ibis was seen again on the 26th.   A 
WHIMBREL was also found that day.
 
On the 26th, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found at the Ninigret pond tidal 
 flats at the Charlestown Breachway.  Other highlights from the past week  
included: 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 2 MARBLED GODWITS, 5 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 5  
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 RED KNOT, 5 BLACK TERNS, 3  
FORSTER'S TERNS  and an AMERICAN BITTERN.  The last sighting of the  
WISLONS'S PHALAROPE was the 21st.
 
In Westerly, on the 20th, a ROYAL TERN was reported in the Weekapaug  area. 
 At Napatree Point, 2 MARBLED GODWITS were reported on the  23rd.  Other 
sightings included: 72 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 1 WESTERN  SANDPIEPR, 1 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and 14 RED KNOTS.
 
In Newport, the BALD EAGLE continues to be seen at Gooseneck Cove, along  
Ocean Drive.  A WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen on First Beach on the  22nd.
 
At Quicksand in Little Compton, 1 MARBLED GODWIT was reported this  week.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, September 20, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:10:17 -0400
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* September 20, 2014
*  RIRI1409.20
 
- Birds mentioned
SEDGE WREN
Philadelphia Vireo
Blue-headed  Vireo
American Bittern
EURASIAN WIGEON 
BUFF-BREASTED  SANDPIPER
Peregrine Falcon
American Pipit
LEAST BITTERN  
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON  
Whimbrel
Western Sandpiper
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied  Plover
Red Knot
American Kestrel
Marsh Wren
MARBLED GODWIT
LESSER  BLACK-BACKED GULL
WHITE IBIS
 
     date: September 20, 2014
(401) 949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for September  
20th, 2014. This report covers the period from September 14th to September 
20th,  and will be updated in about one week.
 
At Trustom Pond NWR, 2 SEDGE WRENS were discovered on the 17th and seen  
again on the 18th.  They were on the east side of the field, in the tall  
grass.  On the 20th, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen 
along the west side of the field with a BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and an AMERICAN  
BITTERN was at Otter Point.  A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the pond on the  
17th, viewed from Moonstone Beach. On the 20th, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 
1  PEREGRINE FALCON and 2 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at the cut.  Two  
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIERS were spotted here on the 15th and 18th. A LEAST BITTERN 

was reported on the 17th.
 
In Providence, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found in the bushes and brush  
along the chain link fence at the old electric company plant on Eddy St.   It 
was seen on the 17th, 18th and 19th.
 
A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was reported from Walkers Farm in Barrington on the  
17th.
 
At the Ninigret Pond tidal flats at the Charlestown Breachway, 1  
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and a WHIMBREL were seen on the 16th, and on the 
20th, a 

WESTERN SANDPIPER was observed.
 
Highlights from Napatree Point in Westerly this past week include: 1  
WHIMBREL, 84 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 13 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 7 RED KNOTS, 1 

AMERICAN KESTREL and 1 MARSH WREN.
 
On the 15th, 1 MARBLED GODWIT was reported at Quicksand Pond in Little  
Compton.
 
The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL returned to Grassy Point at Ninigret NWR for  
its 13th winter.
 
The WHITE IBIS that was found at Andy's Way on Block Island on the 25th of  
August, was last reported on the 17th.  On the 19th, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO  
was reported from the north end of the island.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Sedge Wren-no
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:19:02 -0400
Today at Trustom Pond we did not see the continuing Sedge Wren. Although there 
was a flyover PEREGRINE FALCON. 


Happy Birding Patrick 

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:42:48 -0700
Attached is a photo of the clay-colored sparrow from earlier today.

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Subject: Whiskered tern in Cape May, NJ
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Date: 18 Sep 2014 16:11:37 -0700
Got a newspaper clipping from my aunt in Cape May, NJ. A whiskered tern has 
been spotted down in those parts and is causing quite a stir. There's only one 
so far, but another should be there soon since one good tern deserves another. 

 

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Subject: today at Moonstone Beach
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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:23:34 -0400
Highlights from this morning's walk out to the cut at Trustom Pond, 3
American Pipits and 12 semipalmated sandpipers.  In the ocean one common
eider.

 

Linda Gardrel
Subject: Clay colored sparrow - Providence
From: "Richard Tucker msorp AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:13:12 -0700
There is a clay-colored sparrow feeding with song and house sparrows in the 
bushes and brush along the chin link fence on the north sideof the old (now 
empty) electric company plant on Eddy St. They are feeding just inside a 
construction area. I found it there yesterday and confirmed id today (had to 
rule out winter chippy). I will post a photo tonight. 


(very small consolation for not being able to look for the sedge wren ...)

Richard Tucker


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Sept 17 morning- a male Eurasian Widgeon was with the Wood Ducks at the back of 
Trustom Pond yesterday morning, seen from Moonstone Beach. A poor distant phone 
scoped picture is attached. The pair went up when a helicopter circled low over 
the pond. I wasn't able to relocate the Widgeon. 


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Subject: Wednesday Morning Bird Walk at Napatree
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:28:38 -0400
Today on ASRI's Wednesday morning bird walk we headed out to Napatree Pt. It
was a beautiful day with 12 participants.  A few of our highlights were.74
Oystercatchers, 1 Red Knot, Semipalmated Plovers, Black-bellied Plovers,
Semipalmated Sandpipers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Sanderlings,
Common Loon and 3 Black Scoter on the ocean side. 

 

If you would like to join our Wednesday Morning Bird Walks please visit the
ASRI's Website every Monday for each week's destination. 

 

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Subject: SEDGE WRENS - Trustom NWR - 9/17
From: "Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:18:57 -0400
Birders,

The are two SEDGE WRENS in the grassy field at Trustom. Go left at the
initial fork and they're about 50 yards down on the left.

Good Birding,
Tom Auer

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Subject: Upcoming RI Pelagic 9/28
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:50:32 -0400
Hello,

The Ocean State Bird Club (RI's only, newly formed bird club) is sponsoring
a full day pelagic on September 28.

This is the first of hopefully many pelagic trips so we hope you'll join us
in making the first one a success!

Full details are below as well as on our club website at
www.oceanstatebirdclub.org

Be sure to check the site again soon as our full list of October public
programs (including a Big Sit, Block Island trip, and launch party) will be
online within the next few days.

See you in the field!

- Dan Berard
  OSBC Vice President and Event Coordinator
  Glocester, RI

The Ocean State Bird Club is excited to offer its very first club sponsored
pelagic.  With the help from Carlos Pedro, an experienced birder and leader
of pelagic trips, along with OSBC's very own vice president and trip
leader, Dan Berard, the pelagic is a great opportunity to view birds rarely
seen from shore.  Seabirds are among some of the most sought after birds in
the world, due to most species spending a majority of their life at sea. In
this trip, we will board a Frances Fleet boat out of Galilee and head out
in search of these fascinating birds. This is a great opportunity to
observe and learn to ID shearwaters, storm-petrels, jaegers, and many other
pelagics. There is also a very good chance of observing a variety of
whales, fish and other marine life not seen on other whale watches. *The
trip is restricted to the first 38 people who register with the Ocean State
Bird Club and submit payment either by credit card or check.*  *As of
9/14/14, 26 spots remain.*

Register early to reserve your spot.  If you are not a member, why not sign
up  with us.  Its
easy and only costs $15/year per household.  To help offset the cost of the
trip, pay the $15 to become a member of the club and pay discounted prices
on this and future events.
*When:*

*Time:*



*Cost:*

*Payment Options*

*Cancellation *
Sunday September 28, 2014

The boat leaves at 7 AM sharp and will return at or near 3 PM.  *Because of
the nature of the trip and the strict schedule of Francis Fleet, the boat
can not wait for late arrivals.  Therefore, plan to arrive at least 30
minutes early. *

$95/OSBC household member or $110 for non-members

You may pay by check or by credit card using the PayPal option at the end
of the form.

If by chance the trip is cancelled due to weather, the contact person from
the registration form submitted online will be contacted and you will be
given the full refund of the amount you paid
Subject: today at Napatree
From: "'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:07:48 -0400
This morning from 8:30-10:30, I observed 72 American oystercatchers, 2
peregrine falcons in a spectacular aerial chase of a greater yellowlegs (it
got away), 14 semipalmated plovers, 11 black bellied plovers, 3 semipalmated
sandpipers, 12 sanderlings, 1 great and 1 snowy egret, 2 willetts, 2 red
knots, 100's of tree swallows, 1 barn swallow on the rack line, and 3 common
loons.  Sadly, no terns were on the point.

 

Linda Gardrel
Subject: Purple Martin totals Weakapaug Country club Westerly 2014
From: "Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:47:01 -0400
 This community has seen alot of growth and new gourds and modern houses are 
going up yearly. The martins are well spread out and common. 

and there is enough room for as many as 70+ nesting pairs threw out the town. I 
think alot of it is exposure and super prime locations along the water. And 
many of the 

sites are on display. So people are enjoying them and also want them. Weakapaug 
Country Club added 12 more troyer gourds and two older hens 

produced a clutch of 7 eggs (which is very rare with Martins) and many sets of 
six eggs. Only two gourds were empty. 

22 pairs nested out of 24 gourds 2 pairs failed and the club produced 97 
chicks. There older rack filled with adults and the newer rack fill with mostly 

yearlings. Next year the site will be filled with adults only and numerous 
yearlings will be run off. The new rack this year pulled in many yearlings that 

would have nested at other locations but super prime locations always fill 
first. The newer sites should see there first nesting martins in May when 
younger 

birds start to return.   

Many thanks to the Weakapaug Country Club

Raymond Marr
Barrington 
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Subject: Purple Martins totals Barrington 2014
From: "Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:44:15 -0400
 The 2014 season ended with excellent weather and produced high numbers of 
Martin chicks state wide. For alot more growth with the expanding 

base of new landlords and sites set to take on the next generation of Purple 
Martins. The Martins seems to favor low elevations of the state where its 
warmer. 

And this where people should focus there effort. No new sites were started in 
RI as far as I know and there was a decrease in adults in the Barrington and as 
well 

as numerous other northern Landlords reported. I feel its in there best 
interest to keep them as close as possible to lower elevations of the state 
where its warmer. 

RI Country Club   23 pairs   105 chicks    28 units total   Nayatt   Avenue
Dr John Moakler 15 pairs    68  chicks    36  units total  Country road
Tillinghast Farm RISD  11 pairs  51 chicks    16 units total   Nayatt Avenue
Barrington Landtrust 30 pairs 160 chicks 56 units total Washington Road. 

   79 pairs total   and  384  chicks fledged.    

Many thanks to The RI Country Club Dr John Moakler Barrington Landtrust and 
Rhode Island School of Design. 


Raymond Marr
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Subject: Northern Waterthrush [1 Attachment]
From: "rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Sep 2014 03:18:51 -0700
This Waterthrush was seen Saturday 13 Sept Melville pond.  Portsmouth, RI
Subject: " WOOD DUCKS"
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:48:17 -0400
Yesterday afternoon, at the E.P. Turner Reservoir, we noted the following: 27 
Wood Ducks, 1 Green-winged Teal, 2 Black-crowned Night-Heron, 1 Merlin and way 
too many Mute Swans! All these birds were at the extreme North End. 


Jack Sullivan
Christian Picard    
Subject: Ninigret Pond - Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: "Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:21:20 -0400
The Lesser Black-backed Gull has returned to the Grassy Point area of 
Ninigret Pond for its 13'th(?) winter.  At East Beach, I noticed that 
most of the pine trees have died.  Judging from the small bore holes in 
the trees, I assume they succumbed to a beetle infestation.

Paul L'Etoile
South Kingstown


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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, September 14, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:50:16 -0400
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* September 14, 2014
*  RIRI1409.14
 
- Birds mentioned
WHITE IBIS 
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
Caspian  Tern
Roseate Tern
American oystercatcher
Red  Knot
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Marsh Wren
Pectoral  Sandpiper
Forster's Tern
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED  GULL
PHILADELPHIA VIREO 
MARBLED GODWIT
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Western  Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Piping Plover
Blue-winged  Teal
Black Tern
Clapper Rail
PILEATED WOODPECKER 
Rusty  Blackbird
 
     date: September 14, 2014
(401) 949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for September  
14th, 2014. This report covers the period from September 2nd to September 
13th  and will be updated in about one week.
 
The WHITE IBIS that was found at Andy's Way on Block Island on the 25th of  
August, is still being seen.  On the 12th, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was 
 also spotted there.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly, 2 CASPIAN TERNS and 9 ROSEATE TERNS along  
with 61 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 1 RED KNOT, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON and 
a  MARSH WREN were observed on the 13th.  On the 10th, there were 13 RED  
KNOTS, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 4 FORSTER'S TERNS.  A BUFF-BRESTED  SANDPIEPR 
was found there on the 3rd.
 
On the 7th, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen on the turf farm at  Slocum
 
On the 12th, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 1 CASPIAN TERN were seen at  
Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown.  A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at  Trustom 
Pond NWR, also on the 12th.
 
At Quicksand Pond in Little Compton, 1 MARBLED GODWIT, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 
 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and 2 PIPING PLOVERS were  
recorded on the 8th.  On the 6th, 31 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were counted there,  
along with 4 BLACK TERNS.
 
A CLAPPER RAIL was noted at Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem on the 2nd.
 
On the 11th, a PILEATED WOODPECKER was observed at Arcadia Management Area  
in West Greenwich.
 
Finally, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were reported on the 12th in East  Providence.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
From: "'John and Alexandra La Force' woonpuffin AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:08:59 -0400
We didnt have a chocolate shake today, but did see quite a few birds, which 
was even better: 


There were 6 Kildeer in the center fields at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter 
early in the morning. Later in the morning we spotted several juvenile Laughing 
Gulls in with a group of Herring Gulls at Roger Wheeler Beach parking lot; 
getting there by passing Bluff Hill Cove along the causeway, we saw about 7 
Snowy Egrets and 2 Great Blue Heron. We were rewarded with views of a Ruddy 
Turnstone, Semipalmated Sandpipers as well as Semipalmated Plovers, and a 
Willet in the kelp beds on the shore at Camp Cronin. We saw what appeared to be 
2 Purple Sandpipers on the rocks on the breakwater there, though Audubons 
Checklist of Rhode Island Birds seems to indicate that they wont be arriving 
for another month. They were flying onto and off the rocks, rather than on the 
beach or kelp beds  what else could they have been? Im afraid that we didnt 
get clear enough views of them to positively identify them. There were 
thousands of Swallows swarming (for lack of a better word) at Succotash Marsh  
weve seen Swallows do that in the evening along the Connecticut River when 
theyre getting ready to migrate, but have never seen anything like it during 
the day, or in Rhode Island. Lots more Snowy Egrets and Great Blue Heron in the 
marsh also. 



John and Alex La Force
Richmond RI
Subject: " RUSTY BLACKBIRDS"
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:00:07 -0400
This morning we were pleased to see 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at the feeders in the 
back yard here in Rumford.This is the first time that Rusty Blackbirds have 
ever been seen here. A new"yard bird"! We have seen all the regulars but never 
"Rusty. .These birds are early and perhaps they came in on the cold front last 
night. 


Jack Sullivan
Runford, RI 
Subject: pelagic birds from 8/25-8/29
From: "Wheelan Drew amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:32:04 -0700
Hey All, I've been really busy, and haven't taken the chance to write about a 
four day trip I took on an offshore lobster boat a couple of weeks ago. The 
trip left on Monday AM, 8/25, and we headed due south to an area known as the 
"fish tail". It's a deepwater canyon that geologically links to what was once 
the outflow of the Hudson River, or at least, the glacial activity that created 
it... There were many tuna boats in the area, all week, except for Thursday, as 
the sea state deteriorated. There were thousand's of Pilot Whales in the area, 
as well as other large whales and Dolphins. I was actually surprised by the 
relatively few birds that I saw, especially as we did some tuna fishing, as 
well as lobstering, and considering the amount of sea life in general out 
there. There was also a lot of Sargassum, and I was surprised to not see any 
Phalaropes. 

 At the time that we left, Hurricane Cristobal was heading north, and I though 
that if it got close enough, it might blow some interesting birds into the 
area. That didn't end up being the case. 

  Birds seen:  Sooty Shearwater, 1, first day only
 Cory's Shearwater, 25+, most abundant Shearwater, and most abundant just south 
of Block Island on 8/29 

                        Manx Shearwater 6, on first day only
 Audubon's Shearwater 8, one pair, one group of four, and two singles. In the 
group of four, on the second day, one of the birds looked, with the naked eye, 
to be very light in the face. 

                        Wilson's Storm-Petrel hundreds
 Leach's Storm-petrel, 1, seen with several Wilson's, much different flight, 
slightly forked tail with darkish line through the white rump was visible. 

                       Herring Gull, 3
                       Great Black-backed Gull, 1
                       Common Tern, 25 +
                       Arctic Tern, 2

Drew Wheelan
Narragansett, RI
Subject: Re: morning birds
From: "Carol Lukowski capjo3 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:10:34 -0400
September 12, a few minutes after sunrise thousands of birds (grackles, 
starlings, redwings) flew in groups of over a hundred out of the marsh, 
Occupautuxet Cove. They have been congregating now for over a month. They are a 
sight, especially when they move in undulating waves at roosting time! 


carol lukowski

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Subject: morning birds
From: "'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:36:21 -0400
At Arcadia Management Area in W. Greenwich this morning 1 Pileated
woodpecker and 1 Northern waterthrush along the streambed.

 

Linda Gardrel 
Subject: ASRI bird walk
From: "Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:58:41 -0400
At this morning's walk at Trustom Pond we had 22 participants, and beautiful 
weather. There were not a lot of birds, however. Highlights included 3 
Pie-billed Grebe (one to the west of Osprey Pt and 2 to the east of Otter Pt) 
and some nice looks at an Eastern Wood-Pewee. Also, there were White-eyed 
Vireos calling at many spots, although they were being careful not to allow us 
to see them. We found no migrating warblers that could be verified. A full 
checklist for the morning is on eBird at this URL: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19791703 


-Don Heitzmann
Subject: OSBC Events 9/13 and 9/14
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 19:08:00 -0400
Hello everyone,

The Ocean State Bird Club has two exciting trips this weekend!

On Saturday, Dylan Pedro will take a group to explore the under birded Big
River Management Area in West Greenwich.

On Sunday, I'll be leading a trip to the Newburyport, Ma area.

Here are the full details -

 September 13, Saturday.  Big River Management Area, West Greenwich.
7:30am. Morning Trip

We will visit the under birded Big River Management Area is West Greenwich.
The mix of forest, wetland, and farm land will make for an interesting day
of birding.


Dress appropriately for biting insects and be prepared to do some walking
and exploring.


Meet at the dirt parking lot on Route 3 at the corner of Nooseneck Hill Rd
and Burnt Sawmill Rd.


Leader: Dylan Pedro - pedrodyl AT yahoo.com



September 14, Sunday. Newburyport, Ma area. 8am. All day trip
We will make several stops around the Newburyport area concentrating on the
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge where we will search for shorebirds,
raptors, ducks, and warblers. The varied habitats combined with the timing
of this trip allow for the possibility of a very well-rounded trip list.
This is a great opportunity to bird one of the east coast’s premiere
birding spots and learn about many different bird families.
We will meet in the parking lot of the Market Basket at 25 Storey Ave,
Newburyport Ma at 8am and carpool from there. Note – This is about a 90 min
drive from Providence. If you’d like to carpool to Newburyport from RI,
e-mail me and we can assist you in finding a carpool.
Bring a scope if you have one.
This is an all day trip, so be sure to bring a lunch as we’ll have a picnic
as we hawk watch.
Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com


Hope to see you there!


- Dan Berard

  Glocester, RI
Subject: Glocester -
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:41:14 -0400
On Friday (9/5), I was joined by 23 participants for the Ocean State Bird
Club’s first ‘Birds, Bugs and Bats’ walk.


We walked the Steere Hill Land Trust in Glocester from about 6:30-8:45pm.
While the birding was arguably a little slow, we had some cool birds
including a flyby woodcock and some Barred Owls calling back and forth.
There was also a fair amount of nocturnal migration; with the quiet and
elevation, the top of ‘the hill’ is a good place to listen for migrants in
the evening.


This area is also a great spot to listen to and look for singing insects
and we were treated to excellent looks at some really cool species like
Sword-bearing Conehead, Round-tipped Conehead, a bush katydid, and a
singing Broad-winged Tree Cricket. Overall, we recorded 18 species of
singing insect, and heard and saw several unIDed ones.


Another highlight was being surrounded by a large number of darners and one
pennant darting around doing a bit of mosquito control.


Bats were far less cooperative, with a quick fly by only seen by a few in
the group.

Here’s the full trip list:


Birds -


Canada Goose -  X     Flock heard in distance
American Woodcock - 1
Barred Owl - 2
Downy Woodpecker -  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee -  2
Warbling Vireo -  1
Blue Jay -  1
Black-capped Chickadee -  4
Tufted Titmouse - 2
House Wren -  1
Veery > 2     One bird heard on the ground; later, 3 NFCs heard
Swainson's Thrush -  1
American Robin -  6
Gray Catbird - 2
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Nashville Warbler -  1
Common Yellowthroat -  2
American Redstart -   NFCs - 4
Pine Warbler -  1
warbler sp. - NFCs - 7 unable to discern beyond warbler
Eastern Towhee -  2
Song Sparrow -  4
Northern Cardinal -  5
Indigo Bunting - NFCs - 2
Common Grackle - 1
American Goldfinch -  1


Insects –


Slender Meadow Katydid

Round-tipped Conehead

Sword-bearing Conehead

Oblong-winged Katydid

Rattler Round-winged Katydid

Northern Bush Katydid

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid

Common True Katydid

Drumming Katydid (After the walk, one of these tiny katydids landed on
someone. While they’re non-native, they’re interesting in that they don’t
‘sing’ by stridulating like other katydids, but make noise by stomping on a
leaf)

Fall Field Cricket

Allard’s Ground Cricket

Carolina Ground Cricket

Two-spotted Tree Cricket

Four-spotted Tree Cricket (We saw and heard quite a few of these in the
tall grasses)

Black-horned Tree Cricket

Pine Tree Cricket

Broad-winged Tree Cricket

Snowy Tree Cricket



 Hope to see you at Birds and Beers tonight!


- Dan Berard

  Glocester, RI
Subject: RE: Bird ID from Goosewing Beach
From: "Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 02:20:33 +0000
Yes, that's a Western Sandpiper!

Nice bird.

Shai Mitra
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Subject: [RIBIRDS] Bird ID from Goosewing Beach [1 Attachment]


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Hi Folks,


Did some birding at Goosewing Beach in Little Compton today around 1pm.


I need some assistance with an ID on the bird to the left, which seems like a 
Western Sandpiper, but it's hard to tell. Photo is attached. 



Thanks in advance!


Scott Borowy



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Subject: Birds and Birding Today
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Sep 2014 18:19:29 -0700
Although not much in the way of new birds today, it was still decent birding 
overall. 

 At Quicksand Pond in Little Compton:
 -Western Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, White-rumped Sandpipers, Forster's 
Tern, 9000 Tree Swallows. Others saw a Whimbrel flyover. 

 At Trustom Pond in South Kingstown:
 -Pied-billed Grebe, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black Tern
 At the Slocum Fields in South Kingstown:
 -A male Merlin atop one of the telephone poles near the "Ross's Goose Bridge". 
It seemed to have scared a number of the Killdeer there which were hunkered 
down, as well as a reported Buff-breasted that we never got on. 

 At Powder Mill Ledges in Smithfield:
 -A Solitary Sandpiper on the small pond there in with a Wood Duck.
 At a muddy area off of Jackson Schoolhouse Road in Burrillville:
 -Another Solitary Sandpiper in with a juvenile Great Blue Heron.
 At my house in Burrillville:
 -One juvenile Bald Eagle flyover, as well as two Black Ducks and a Common 
Nighthawk. 

 

 Looks like all the juvie sandpipers are certainly coming through now...
 

 
 -DP
 

 

Subject: Quicksand Pond
From: "John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:58:01 -0400
This morning at Quicksand Pond, the 2 Marbled Godwits seen last Monday were 
still there.l There were also 4 Greater Yellowlegs. In the barrier area between 
the pond and Goosewing beach several there were at least a couple thousand tree 
swallows, it reminded me of the shorebirds at Mary's Pt. in New Brunswick. 


There was also a Baird's sandpiper walking along Goosewing beach (upper parts 
of beach where debris is deposited from high tides. I also saw a white rumped 
sandpiper. 


Happy birding,

John Mitchell

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Subject: Bird ID from Goosewing Beach [1 Attachment]
From: "smb5682 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Sep 2014 17:46:17 -0700
Hi Folks,
 

 Did some birding at Goosewing Beach in Little Compton today around 1pm. 
 

 I need some assistance with an ID on the bird to the left, which seems like a 
Western Sandpiper, but it's hard to tell. Photo is attached. 

 

 Thanks in advance!
 

 Scott Borowy
Subject: OSBC Events this weekend 9/5-9/7
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:33:51 -0400
Good afternoon,

Just a reminder of some free Ocean State Bird Club events this weekend:

If you're interested in more than birds you may be interested in this
evening walk... (bring a flashlight)



*September 5, Friday. Steere Hill, Glocester. 6:30pm. Evening Trip*Birds,
Bugs and Bats

This is an evening walk at a Glocester Land Trust in search of birds, bugs
and bats! We’ll bird the trails in search of migrants and late nesters, and
make our way to the fields to search for bats and listen for owls as it
gets dark. When the birds go to bed, the insects begin singing and create
their own nocturnal chorus. We will walk back through the fields and
forest, listen to, and learn how to identify insects by their ‘songs’ and
discuss how they ‘sing’.

We will meet in the Steere Hill Glocester Land Trust parking lot at 6:30pm.
The lot is located across from the Harmony Post Office on 391 Putnam Pike,
Glocester. There is a small red Glocester Land Trust sign and a single
evergreen that mark the parking area.

Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com

If you're interested in beer, you may be interested in...


*September 7, Sunday, Birds and Beer at the Brutopia Brewery **in Cranston,
RI. 6:00 pm*

Join club members and other guests at the Brutopia Brewery
 in Cranston.  Catch up with others about
birds while enjoying a drink.
Plan to meet around at 6:00 PM.  The Brutopia is located at 505 Atwood
Avenue, Cranston, RI.  Tel # 464-8877.

Be sure to sign up for our upcoming pelagic trip to Mud Hole and Cox's
Ledge!

http://www.oceanstatebirdclub.org/september-28-pelagic-trip.html

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: Wednesday Morning Bird Walk
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:27:28 -0400
Today on ASRI's Wednesday Morning Bird walk at the Charlestown Breachway
with group 12 individuals we had the following highlights.

 

1 Black-crowned Night Heron, 30 Great Egrets, 3 Green Heron,  Greater and
Lesser Yellowlegs, Willets, Semipalmated Plovers, Semipalmated and Least
Sandpipers, Black-bellied Plovers,  100's of Tree Swallows, Merlin,
Kingfisher, Osprey, and a number of other usual suspects. 

 

If you would like to join our weekly Wednesday Group please visit asri.org
each Monday for our destination. Or contact lcarberry AT asri.org to be
included in the weekly email list. 

 

Laura

 

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Subject: Probable Clapper Rail, Succotash Marsh
From: "'Aaron Dollar' aaron.dollar AT yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:09:32 -0400
Today at around 5pm I had what I believe was a Clapper Rail vocalizing at
Succotash Marsh. I pulled the car into the dirt pull-off on the west side of
the road right after the little inlet/crossing and near the trees, and as I
got out it was startled and alarmed/called while moving quickly through the
tall grasses/brush along the edge of the marsh. There was also a Harrier
hunting very low and close, around 15 ft away. The bird was moving from the
area near the inlet (where there is a very rough path over the guard rail to
go down into the grasses), towards the "pond" "sweet spot", but kept in the
tall brush. It stopped vocalizing when it was near the widest part of the
tree/brush area. 

 

I did not attempt any playback to confirm, but the vocalization was similar
to the "slow-paced 'kek' calls" from my Sibley app and was deeper than any
Sora or Virgina Rail vocalizations that I have heard or could find on
xeno-canto.  

 

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Aaron M. Dollar

John J. Lee Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Science

Yale University

office: (203) 436-9122

aaron.dollar AT yale.edu

http://www.eng.yale.edu/grablab/

 
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, September 1, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:31:11 -0400 (EDT)
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* September 2, 2014
*  RIRI1409.02
 
- Birds mentioned
WHITE IBIS 
Whimbrel
Northern Goshawk
Clapper  Rail
American golden Plover
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
BAIRD'S  SANDPIPER
Peregrine Falcon
Blue-winged Teal
Piping Plover
Lesser  Yellowlegs
White-rumped Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
Pectoral  Sandpiper
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
ROYAL TERN 
Black  Tern
Pied-billed grebe
Stilt Sandpiper
American  Oystercatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
 

date: September 2, 2014
(401) 949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for September  
2nd, 2014. This report covers the period from August 27th to September 1st 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
The WHITE IBIS  that was found at Andy's Way on Block Island on the  25th, 
was reported again on the 27th, 28th, and 29th, along with a  WHIMBREL.  A 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK was spotted on the 27th, and a CLAPPER RAIL  was seen at 
Andy's Way on the 29th.
 
Up to 14 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were reported on the turf fields along  
Heaton Orchard Road in Richmond this week.
 
On the 30th, 3 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found at the Slocum turf  
fields in Richmond, across from the Post Office.  Another 2 BUFF-BREASTED  
SANDPIPERS and 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were seen at Moonstone Beach on the  29th.
 
Highlights from Quicksand Pond in Little Compton on the 1st included: 1  
PEREGRINE FALCON, 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 1 PIPING PLOVER, 1 WHIMBREL, 30 LESSER  
YELLOWLEGS, 15 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 MARBLED GODWITS, 4 PECTORAL  
SANDPIPERS, 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, 1 CASPIAN TERN and 3 FORSTER'S TERNS. 

On the 26th, a ROYAL TERN was spotted in flight over the  pond.
 
A BLACK TERN and a PIED-BILLED GREBE were seen at Trustom Pond NWR on the  
30th.
 
In Westerly, at Napatree Point, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was recorded on the  
28th.
 
At Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem, a STILT SANDPIPER was observed in the  
pools just north of the East Matunuck Beach parking lot.
 
On the 27th, at Third Beach in Middletown, 1 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER and 1  
BONAPARTE'S GULL were reported. 
 
Lastly, at George Washington Management Area in Burrilliville a  
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was found on the 31st.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Invitation to bird exhibit
From: "delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Sep 2014 03:12:39 -0700
I would like to invite you to my largest Birds of the Americas exhibit, a 
project now in it's eight year. The exhibit will take place at the Hunneman 
Hall area of the Brookline Public Library located in Brookline Village. It is 
comprised of 42 images from my native Peru, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Canada, 
Florida, and New England. Below is the schedule of the four viewings for my 
exhibit: 

 Saturday September 13, 2014            1:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday October 23, 2014                5:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Opening Reception
Saturday September 27, 2014            1:00 - 4:00 PM
 
Live Tango Music Orquesta Atìpica Quintet 
Thursday October 2, 2014                   5:30 - 8:00 PM
  
 You can see all the images in this exhibit as well as directions and 
information for my exhibit at this link: 

 http://www.delsolar.org/docs/exhibits/brookline.html 
http://www.delsolar.org/docs/exhibits/brookline.html 

  
 Brookline Public Library
361 Washington Street
Brookline, Mass.


 Eduardo
del Solar Homepage http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 
 http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 
 del Solar Homepage http://www.delsolar.org/ Welcome to my new website, one 
that continues to change as my photographic goals evolve. You can continue to 
see all my bird photographs here. 

 
 
 
 View on www.delsolar.org http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
  


 

Subject: Quicksand Pond, Little Compton
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:18:26 -0400
This morning with Jan St.Jean & Cathy Gim:  2 Blue-winged Teal, 1 Peregrine
Falcon, 1 Piping Plover. 30 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Marbled
Godwits, 15 White-rumped Sandpipers, 4 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Buff-breasted
Sandpipers, 1 Caspian & 3 Forster's Terns. Many shorebirds, only
hightlights listed.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland