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Black Scoters,©David Sibley

19 Dec BARROW'S GOLDENEYE [1 Attachment] ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Dec Snow goose ["markpagliarini AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Dec Dec 16 Trustom Pond and Perry Mill Pond (Eurasian Wigeon) ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Dec Cod Boat Alcids ["kmueller AT ntplx.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Dec Fwd: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12 ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Dec Re: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12 ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Dec Re: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12 ["Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Dec Re: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12 ["Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Dec Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12 ["Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Dec tundra swan ["Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Dec Re: tundra swan ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Dec tundra swan ["Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Dec RBA: Rhode Island, December 9, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Dec Reminder: Bird lectures at NBS Dec 4 & 11 ["Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Dec ASRI's Wednesday Morning Bird Walks ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Dec Bald Eagles and Ospreys fishing in Providence RI ["Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Dec Dedicated Pelagic Saturday, Dec. 20 ["CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Dec 4 Bald eagles at Turner Reservoir ["Jana Hesser janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Nov RBA: Rhode Island, November 30, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Nov Snowy Owl and Orange-crowned Warblers ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Nov Snow goose in North Kingstown ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Nov Narragansett Birds: Vesper Sparrow, Razorbill, Harlequin Duck+ ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Nov Tundra Swans ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Nov Greater white fronted goose in North Kingstown ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 Nov Cumberland 11/25 ["'Mark Lynch' moa.lynch AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Nov Little Gull - Point Judith - 11/24 ["Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Nov Gulls at Scarborough ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
23 Nov Lesser Black-backed Gull ["Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
20 Nov Lonsdale Marsh ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov this morning's birds ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov Redhead @ St. Mary's Pond ["mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov Greater white-fronted Newport ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov Cackling goose in Newport ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Nov Greater White-fronted Goose in Portsmouth ["mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Nov Sachuest NWR - 11/16/2014 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Nov RBA Rhode Island, November 16, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Nov Little Compton/Tiverton birds ["'bnatural2 .' bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Nov An existing poll has been modified, check it out. []
14 Nov Wigeon in Apponaug ["Catherine Boisseau catherine_boisseau AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Nov Birds around the Wallum Lake 'hood ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Nov East Beach 11/12/14 ["'bnatural2 .' bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Today's ASRI's walk ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Re: Block Island Vets Day Count ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Re: Xmas bird count ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Block Island Vets Day Count ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Xmas bird count ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Black-headed Gull ["Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Nelson 's sparrow ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher Reports 11/11? ["Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Nelson's Sparrow? [1 Attachment] ["Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Nov 3rd beach siting Newport? [1 Attachment] ["Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Nov Forster's Tern on the Seekonk ["Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher ["Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Nov Potential Greater White-fronted Goose @ St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth ["mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Nov Greater white fronted goose ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Nov RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Nov Ash Throated still here ["Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Nov Ash-throated back, near parking lot ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Nov Snow buntings at beaver tail ["John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher continues at Sachuest ["Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher -- NO ["Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
6 Nov myarchis flycatcher at Sachuest ["Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
05 Nov Snowy owl Sachuest ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Nov River rd, providence ["Jana Hesser janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Nov Emailing: 11-3-14 SX 50 053 [1 Attachment] ["'Thomas Tetzner' tjtetzner AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
03 Nov Matunuck birds this afternoon ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Nov RBA: Rhode Island, November 1, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
31 Oct Lecture series at Norman Bird ["Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Oct Dickcissel ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Oct ASRI's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Oct Norman Bird Sanctuary ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Oct Little Compton birds ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct Sachuest Point ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct Swan point ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Oct Cloudy Trustom Sunday [2 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]

Subject: BARROW'S GOLDENEYE [1 Attachment]
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:04:15 -0500
<*>[Attachment(s) from Patrick Felker included below]

Today at Frigate Street by Seaside Drive in Jamestown, RI there was a very 
clear male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. 



<*>Attachment(s) from Patrick Felker:

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Happy Birding Patrick 
Subject: Snow goose
From: "markpagliarini AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Dec 2014 06:48:20 -0800
in grass on the hill behind sisson pond - Middletown, RI
Subject: Dec 16 Trustom Pond and Perry Mill Pond (Eurasian Wigeon)
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:35:56 -0500
With 12 other birders at Trustom Pond this morning the following species
were observed: Great Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Black
Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Red
breasted Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier,
Redtailed Hawk, American Coot (2 very large flottila's - est 150 per), Great
Black backed Gull, Herring Gull, Mourning Dove, Redbellied Woodpecker, Blue
Jay, Whitebreasted Nuthatch, Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Housefinch,
Whitethroated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Cardinal.

 

Later with S. Saunders at Perry Mill Pond: a Eurasian Wigeon amongst large
number of American Wigeon, Northern Pintail (about 6), Black Duck, Mallard,
Canada Goose, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Great Blue Heron. 



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Subject: Cod Boat Alcids
From: "kmueller AT ntplx.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:39:54 -0500
On the Gail Frances cod boat from Point Judith today on Coxes Ledge:  
alcids showing well- 29 large alcids, 15 Razorbill, 7 DOVEKIE, 1  
COMMON MURRE, 1 THICK-BILLED MURRE, 7 KITTIWAKE, 1 NORTHERN FULMAR, 55  
Gannet, 1 Ring-billed Gull (unusual offshore at Coxes), 1 Laughing  
Gull (getting late), 23 Common Loons, high numbers Sea ducks (mostly  
Eiders)...large raft of nearly 1,000 birds off the center sea wall at  
Pt. Judith. At the outer sea walls and inner harbor area- 3 Razorbill,  
1-1st cycle (dark) Kumlien's Iceland Gull, 5 Great Cormorant 13  
Double-crested Cormorant.

Keith Mueller
Killingworth, CT



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Subject: Fwd: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:50:32 -0500
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: jackjsully 
To: peter ; RIBIRDS 
Sent: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 3:37 pm
Subject: Re: [RIBIRDS] Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12


Knowing Aaron, I would suspect that the Bird "flushed by accident",as this is 
the way that they are usually seen. It is very difficult to even know where a 
Long-eared might be in a dense area of pines as they commonly use a different 
"perch" and area each Day. 

Hopefully this info is helpful !                 
                                                 Jack Sullivan  
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS] 
 

To: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RIBIRDS] Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12


 
  
    
                  





Just curious….isn’t “flushing” a bad thing that birders should avoid? 
Doesn’t that mean the bird was disturbed and chased?
Perhaps it was flushed by accident because the owl was camouflaged and he 
didn’t see it? 








On Dec 12, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
 wrote: 







Birders,


Aaron Dollar texted to report that he flushed a LONG-EARED OWL about halfway 
down the East Beach road, in the densest set of pines. 




Good Birding!



Tom Auer

Conservation Data Specialist
National Audubon Society
eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
http://tomauer.com/blog/













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Subject: Re: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:37:13 -0500
Knowing Aaron, I would suspect that the Bird "flushed by accident",as this is 
the way that they are usually seen. It is very difficult to even know where a 
Long-eared might be in a dense area of pines as they commonly use a different 
"perch" and area each Day. 

Hopefully this info is helpful !                 
                                                 Jack Sullivan  
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS] 
 

To: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RIBIRDS] Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12


 
  
    
                  





Just curious….isn’t “flushing” a bad thing that birders should avoid? 
Doesn’t that mean the bird was disturbed and chased?
Perhaps it was flushed by accident because the owl was camouflaged and he 
didn’t see it? 








On Dec 12, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
 wrote: 







Birders,


Aaron Dollar texted to report that he flushed a LONG-EARED OWL about halfway 
down the East Beach road, in the densest set of pines. 




Good Birding!



Tom Auer

Conservation Data Specialist
National Audubon Society
eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
http://tomauer.com/blog/













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Subject: Re: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12
From: "Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:57:50 -0500

Thanks for explaining, Tom.

Good birding! ;)





> On Dec 12, 2014, at 2:55 PM, Tom Auer  wrote:
> 
> Flushed by accident. It's not uncommon to be surprised by these birds on East 
Beach since they're so hard to see and then suddenly they fly off right in 
front of you. 

> 
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com 
 [RIBIRDS] >wrote: 

>  
> 
> 
> 
> Just curious….isn’t “flushing” a bad thing that birders should avoid? 

> Doesn’t that mean the bird was disturbed and chased?
> Perhaps it was flushed by accident because the owl was camouflaged and he 
didn’t see it? 

> 
> 
> 
>> On Dec 12, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com 
 [RIBIRDS] > wrote: 

>> 
>> 
>> Birders,
>> 
>> Aaron Dollar texted to report that he flushed a LONG-EARED OWL about halfway 
down the East Beach road, in the densest set of pines. 

>> 
>> Good Birding!
>> Tom Auer
>> Conservation Data Specialist
>> National Audubon Society
>> eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
>> http://tomauer.com/blog/ 
>> 
> 
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> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Tom Auer
> Conservation Data Specialist
> National Audubon Society
> eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
> http://tomauer.com/blog/ 
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Subject: Re: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12
From: "Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:53:05 -0500

Just curious….isn’t “flushing” a bad thing that birders should avoid? 
Doesn’t that mean the bird was disturbed and chased?
Perhaps it was flushed by accident because the owl was camouflaged and he 
didn’t see it? 




> On Dec 12, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> Birders,
> 
> Aaron Dollar texted to report that he flushed a LONG-EARED OWL about halfway 
down the East Beach road, in the densest set of pines. 

> 
> Good Birding!
> Tom Auer
> Conservation Data Specialist
> National Audubon Society
> eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
> http://tomauer.com/blog/ 
> 
> 

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Subject: Long-eared Owl - East Beach - 12/12
From: "Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:43:45 -0500
Birders,

Aaron Dollar texted to report that he flushed a LONG-EARED OWL about
halfway down the East Beach road, in the densest set of pines.

Good Birding!
Tom Auer
Conservation Data Specialist
National Audubon Society
eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
http://tomauer.com/blog/
Subject: tundra swan
From: "Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:22:05 -0500
as of 9am the tundra swan was back on County Street in Seekonk.

Marge Bradley
Subject: Re: tundra swan
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:16:02 -0500
Thank you for reporting this Great Find this am ! This is particularly of 
interest to people who live here all along the border of the two states like 
myself. ! 

                                       Jack Sullivan   

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
 

To: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:46 am
Subject: [RIBIRDS] tundra swan


 
  
    
                  

I know that I am reporting a Massachusetts bird but if anyone is interested, 
there is a tundra swan being seen in the south Seekonk/Rehoboth area. Yesterday 
and early this morning it was with a flock of Canada geese in a field on County 
Street in Seekonk just at the town line with Rehoboth and later this morning it 
was in a field on North Wheaton Avenue, Seekonk at the town line. 



pretty bird with yellow spot at the base of the bill and U shaped top of bill 
at it's face. 



Marge Bradley

    
             

  
Subject: tundra swan
From: "Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:46:29 -0500
I know that I am reporting a Massachusetts bird but if anyone is
interested, there is a tundra swan being seen in the south Seekonk/Rehoboth
area.  Yesterday and early this morning it was with a flock of Canada geese
in a field on County Street in Seekonk just at the town line with Rehoboth
and later this morning it was in a field on North Wheaton Avenue, Seekonk
at the town line.

pretty bird with yellow spot at the base of the bill and U shaped top of
bill at it's face.

Marge Bradley
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, December 9, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:22:33 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* December 9, 2014
*  RIRI1412.09
 
- Birds mentioned
SNOWY OWL
TUNDRA SWAN
CATTLE EGRET
Baltimore  Oriole
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE 
EURASIAN WIGEON 
Rusty  Blackbird
Canvasback
Redhead
American Bittern
Block-bellied  Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Tree Swallow
Snow  Bunting
Common Yellowthroat
CACKLING GOOSE
 
     date: December 9, 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 December  
9th, 2014. This report covers the period from December 1st to December 8th 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
Multiple SNOWY OWL reports this week.  Sightings were from Napatree  Point 
in Westerly, the Charlestown Breachway, Moonstone Beach in South  Kingstown, 
the parking lot at Roger Wheeler Beach in Narragansett, and on Block  
Island.
 
The 2 TUNDRA SWANS continue at Tiogue Lake in Coventry, first reported on  
the 28th.
 
On Block Island, a CATTLE EGRET was reported on the 4th at Old Town Road  
pasture and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE visited a feeder on the 7th.
 
A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was reported on the Seekonk River in Providence on the 
 1st and the 6th.
 
At Perry's Mill Pond in South Kingstown, 2 EURASIAN WIGEON and 2 RUSTY  
BLACKBIRDS were spotted this past week. At Trustom Pond NWR, 1 CANVASBACK and 

3 REDHEADS were found.
 
In Middletown, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN has been seen at Red Maple Swamp at  
Norman Bird Sanctuary on the 7th and 8th.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 7 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 
 20 DUNLIN, 26 PURPLE SANDPIPER, and 1 TREE SWALLOW were observed on the  
1st.  A large flock of SNOW BUNTINGS continue in the parking lot at  
Misququamicut Beach. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was reported at Quonochontaug 
Breachway 

on the 1st. 
 
Finally, 1 CACKLING GOOSE was spotted at Hammersmith Farm in Newport on the 
 5th.  Another one was reported in the field on the north side of Green End 
 Avenue in Middletown on the 6th.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
Subject: Reminder: Bird lectures at NBS Dec 4 & 11
From: "Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:49:41 -0500
Hello birders,
 
We still have space for more participants in our upcoming lectures with Dr. 
Charles Clarkson of RWU. We will gather by the fire in Mabel's Studio with 
refreshments, to be followed by a Q&A session. 

 
Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Waterbirds
Thursday, December 4th (6:30-7:30pm)
$6 Members, $8 Non-members
It is common knowledge that humans should limit their consumption of fish and 
in some cases avoid it altogether due to the rising threat of mercury 
contamination. As generalist consumers that can switch our diets, this is not a 
difficult task, but what about the species of waterbirds that have specialized 
to feed on fish exclusively? Without having an alternative food source, the 
dangers of mercury contamination are amplified and the effects of mercury 
poisoning are now becoming clear in adult and nestling herons, egrets, ibis and 
cormorants. This lecture will inform you of the problem and how our 
understanding of the bioaccumulation of mercury in birds has led to a new field 
of study. 

 
Click to register (Dec 4): 
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E164191&id=126 

 
Rising Seas, Shrinking Habitat: Marsh Birds and Rhode Island
Thursday, December 11th (6:30-7:30pm)
$6 Members, $8 Non-members
The Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program (SHARP) is a comprehensive 
collaboration between universities, federal and state governments along the 
East coast of the United States. The primary goal of this program is to 
establish conservation priorities across the Northeast for tidal marsh birds. 
As part of the program, Rhode Island's coastal marshes are monitored annually 
and avian species particularly susceptible to habitat loss from flooding and 
sea level rise are caught, banded and monitored throughout the breeding season. 
This lecture will discuss the history of the research program, the findings to 
date and the projections for how our marsh birds will fare with current climate 
change scenarios. 

 
Click to register (Dec 11): 
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E164191&id=128 

 
 
 
Rachel Holbert
Co-Director of Education
Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 Third Beach Road
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Subject: ASRI's Wednesday Morning Bird Walks
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:29:13 -0500
Today on ASRI's Wednesday morning bird walk on Moonstone Beach we had 13
hardy individuals. We saw several  Mallards, Black Duck, Hooded and
Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Eider, Common Loon, Red-throated Loon,
Horned Grebe, Black Scoter, Northern Gannet, Sanderling, Dunlin, Gadwall,
American Coot, Song Sparrow, Great Blue Heron, Tree Sparrow  and 75 + Horned
Larks.  And some other common birds.

 

Then most of our group headed over to the Charlestown Breachway and we saw
the Snowy Owl, Common Eider, Red-throated and Common Loon, Black and
White-winged Scoter, Northern Gannet, Sanderlings and a few common Gulls. 

 

Finally a last stop at Perry Mill Pond resulted in 100 + American Widgeon, 2
Eurasian Widgeon, Black Ducks, Hooded Mergansers,  Gadwall  and Canada
Geese,

 

Laura

 

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Subject: Bald Eagles and Ospreys fishing in Providence RI
From: "Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 13:22:04 -0500
Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

Here is my latest photo series: Bald Eagles and Ospreys fishing in Providence 
RI 

http://www.providenceraptors.com/?p=6931

Thank you for checking it out,
Peter

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Subject: Dedicated Pelagic Saturday, Dec. 20
From: "CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 8:44:44 -0500
I have scheduled a Dedicated Pelagic for Saturday, December 20. 
We have had a tough time getting out over the past couple of winters due to 
weather 

but hopefully we will make it this time.We will depart on one of the larger 
boats of the 

Frances Fleet, probably the Lady Frances, from their dock in Galilee, RI at 7 
AM and return at 3:30 PM. 

I have reserved Sunday, Dec. 21 as a make up day if weather does not permit us 
to go on Saturday. 

 
The trip will take us out thru Mud Hole to Coxes Ledge and back thru 
the Cod Fishing grounds southeast of Block Island. The cost of the trip if 
there are 30 

of us will be $95 each. This includes a 10% tip for the crew. 

 Birds during this time may include Black-legged Kittiwake, Dovekie, Common 
Murre, Razorbill, Glaucous, Iceland and Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Northern 
Fulmar. Hoped for are Atlantic Puffin, 

Thick-billed Murre and Little Gull. Great Skua being the lottery bird. 
 
If you are interested please contact me at dcpedro AT cox.net as soon as possible 
to make a reservation.  

Carlos Pedro 


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Subject: 4 Bald eagles at Turner Reservoir
From: "Jana Hesser janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:05:48 -0500
1adult and 3 immatures on east side of north pond.
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, November 30, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:45:21 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 30, 2014
*  RIRI1411.30
 
- Birds mentioned
YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS
LITTLE GULL
BLACK-HEADED  GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
VESPER SPARROW
Razorbill 
Harlequin  Duck
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 
CACKLING GOOSE 
Snow Goose
TUNDRA  SWAN
SNOWY OWL 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 
American  Bittern
EURASIAN WIGEON 
Rusty Blackbird
Lapland Longspur
Snow  Bunting
Horned Lark
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Redhead
Pileated  Woodpecker
Bald Eagle
 
     date: November 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 November  
30th, 2014. This report covers the period from November 16th to November 30th 
 and will be updated in about one week.
 
A YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS was observed on the 24th, during a storm with  
southerly winds from Point Judith in Narragansett.  Hundreds of NORTHEN  
GANNETS along with 1 LITTLE GULL and a BLACK-HEADED GULL were found that day. 
At 

Scarborough Beach, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported.   At Sunset 
Farm, 2 VESPER SPARROWS were observed on the 28th, and a RAZORBILL and  1 
HARLEQUIN DUCK were sighted off Point Judith that day.
 
On the 18th, 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and 1 CACKLING GOOSE were  
reported along Wapping Road in Middletown.  In North Kingstown, a GREATER  
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen on the turf fields along Slocum Road. A SNOW GOOSE 

was seen there on the 29th.
 
Two TUNDRA SWANS have returned to Tiogue Lake in Coventry, reported on the  
28th.
 
At the Charlestown Breachway, a SNOWY OWL was seen on the 28th and  29th.  
Also in Charlestown, 2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen at  Quonochontaug 
Breachway on the 29th.
 
In South Kingstown, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was spotted just north of Mud Pond  
and a VESPER SPARROW was seen along Matunuck Schoolhouse Road on the 29th.  
 On the 18th, an AMERICAN BITTERN was seen at Succotash Marsh and the 
continuing EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along with a RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Perry Mill 

Pond. 
 
At Misquamicut State Beach parking lot in Westerly, 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR was  
found with 120 SNOW BUNTINGS and 2 HORNED LARKS on the 29th.
 
In East Providence, at Bullock's Cove, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was reported on 
 the 16th.
 
On the 18th, the EURASAIN WIGEON was found again at Apponaug Cove in  
Warwick.
 
A REDHEAD was recorded at St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth on the 18th.
 
At The Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Fisherville Brook Refuge in  
Exeter, 1 PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen on the 25th.
 
Finally, BALD EAGLES have been reported with increasing frequency, 9 were  
seen along the Seekonk in Providence this past week.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Snowy Owl and Orange-crowned Warblers
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:25:20 -0500
Jack Sullivan asked me to post this on yahoo because they have been unable to 
do it from the field- 

This morning Michael Gow and Jack had the Snowy Owl, that was reported 
yesterday, at the Charlestown Breechway. Early this afternoon they had 2 
Orange-crowned Warblers together at Quononchontaug Barrier Beach. They were 
seen from the third and most easterly parking lot. 



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Subject: Snow goose in North Kingstown
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:09:54 -0800 (PST)





    Sod fields behind Slocum Grange on Slocum rd. Now
    Sent from my phone - please excuse the typos and brevity.



Subject: Narragansett Birds: Vesper Sparrow, Razorbill, Harlequin Duck+
From: "Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:52:37 +0000
Patricia Lindsay and I observed at least one and probably two Vesper Sparrows 
at Sunset Farm in Narragansett this morning. Off the east side of Pt Judith and 
extending north at least to the Narrow River mouth were large concentrations of 
Red-throated and Common Loons, almost all on the water, as opposed to flying 
past. We counted 261 Red-throats and 86 Commons in this area, along with 7 
Horned and 2 Red-necked Grebes (both of the last were off of Narragansett 
Pier). Other highlights from Pt. Judith were a Razorbill and a female Harlequin 
Duck. 


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY

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Subject: Tundra Swans
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:21:32 -0500
The Tundra Swans are back in Coventry. At 9:15 Jack Sullivan and I found 2 on 
Tiogue Lake- seen from Arnold's Road by the flagpoles.  



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Subject: Greater white fronted goose in North Kingstown
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:57:57 -0800 (PST)





    In Canada flock in sod fields. Behind houses around 510 Slocum Rd. Now.
    Sent from my phone - please excuse the typos and brevity.



Subject: Cumberland 11/25
From: "'Mark Lynch' moa.lynch AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:40:01 -0500
This morning (11/25) we birded a few stops in CUMBERLAND.
At the ARNOLDS MILLS/DIAMOND HILL RESERVOIRS complex we had:
Pied-billed Grebe (1)
Mute Swan (4)
Green-winged Teal (66)
Mallard (24)
N Pintail (12)
Lesser Scaup/scaup sp (11)
Ring-necked Duck (1)
Bufflehead (3)
Common Goldeneye (4)
Hooded Merganser (58)
Common Merganser (61)
Ruddy Duck (39)
American Coot (2)
NB: this continues to be one of the best waterfowl spots in northern RI and
one of the toughest to bird well.

SNEETCH POND:
Turkey Vulture (4)
Canada Goose (6)
Mallard (15)
A Black Duck (13)
Lesser Scaup (1)

Driving through WOONSOCKET on our way to Cumberland we had:
Black Vulture (9)
Turkey Vulture (6)

Then driving home on Rt. 146 in NORTH SMITHFIELD:
Black Vulture (3)
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Subject: Little Gull - Point Judith - 11/24
From: "Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:19:47 -0500
Birders,

Today around 8:20 AM, a sub-adult LITTLE GULL was seen moving past Point
Judith, accompanied by a Bonaparte's Gull and a Black-headed Gull. It was
not seen later.

There were many birds moving in the strong south winds. Other highlights
included: 2 Harlequin Ducks (uncommon this far west), and good numbers of
all seaducks. Across the two hour-long counts, my totals were:

563 Surf Scoter
196 White-winged Scoter
582 Black Scoter
47 Long-tailed Ducks

Common Eider were surprisingly scarce.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20656759
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20656909

Good Birding!
Tom Auer
Conservation Data Specialist
National Audubon Society
eBird Hotspot Editor for Montana
Subject: Gulls at Scarborough
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:16:11 -0500
This morning at 10:30, near the Sewer Treatment Plant next to Scarbough
Beach the tide was so high it covered the jetty.  The beach was covered
with gulls, mostly Great Black-backed, Herring, Ring-billed but there were
6 Laughing Gulls,all adults and 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Earlier at Point Judith the highlights were: the Northern  Gannet show was
impressive with a constant show of all three Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks,
Common Eiders, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common and Red-throated Loons and 1
Laughing Gull.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: "Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:04:08 -0500
One adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at Grassy point

Drew Wheelan
Narragansett, RI

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Subject: Lonsdale Marsh
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:04:58 -0500
Highlights from this morning:  2 Wood Ducks, 8 Green-winged Teal, 50
Gadwall, 12 Common Mergansers, 8 American Tree Sparrows and 3 Rusty
Blackbirds-two singing.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: this morning's birds
From: "'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:47:25 -0500
Highlights from this morning's birding in strong wind: 1 AMERICAN BITTERN in
the Succotash Marsh area behind the sign that reads "The Point at East
Matunuck Condos";  at Perry's Mill Pond in Matunuck, 1 continuing EURASIAN
WIGEON and by the stream across from the pond, 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

 

Linda Gardrel 
Subject: Redhead @ St. Mary's Pond
From: "mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Nov 2014 06:55:41 -0800
This morning around 7:15 AM there was a male Redhead with a large raft of ruddy 
ducks near the center of St. Mary's Pond. Other species included Bufflehead, 
Northern Shoveler, Gadwal, Mallard, American coot, and American Black Duck. 
There were also approx 300 geese on Sisson Pond but all appeared to be Canada. 

 

 Matt Schenck
 Middletown, RI
Subject: Greater white-fronted Newport
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:32:13 -0800 (PST)





 Across from 243 Wapping rd. With another very small, stubby-billed canada (but 
maybe not cackling). 

    Sent from my phone - please excuse the typos and brevity.



Subject: Cackling goose in Newport
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:29:38 -0800 (PST)





    In farmland behind house at 910 Wapping rd. Drove down dirt farm rd. 
    Sent from my phone - please excuse the typos and brevity.



Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose in Portsmouth
From: "mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Nov 2014 08:40:02 -0800
This morning at the Sakonnet Greenway trail along Sandy Point Avenue in 
Portsmouth around 10:30. I found a juvenile Greater White-fronted goose feeding 
with a flock of Canada's. it is very likely it is the same bird that was found 
on St. Mary's Pond on 11/09/2014. at 11:20 it was still present feeding, and 
visible from the road. 

 

 -Matt Schenck
Subject: Sachuest NWR - 11/16/2014
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:01:41 -0500
Good evening,

This morning, the Ocean State Bird Club had its first Sachuest trip of the
season led by Lauren Parmelee. We had an excellent morning with a steady
diverse movement of sea ducks, loons, grebes, and a good gannet show.

Highlights include Harlequin Ducks, a Long-tailed Duck, Red-throated Loons,
Ruddy Turnstones, Northern Gannets, and an unexpected flock of Northern
Pintails.

Also of note were 3 Snow Geese with a flock of Canada Geese seen near the
Newport Bridge.around 8:30 this morning.

Here is the full list -

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  60     Estimate
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  27
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  4
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)  9
Common Eider (Atlantic) (Somateria mollissima dresseri)  115     Estimate
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)  26
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  3
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)  34
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  83     Many small flocks moving as well
as several groups on water
Surf/Black Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata/americana)  100     Too far to
ID to sp, most likely Black
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)  1
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  37
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  3
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  24
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)  21     Most flybys
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  17
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)  9
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)  1
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)  14
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  14     Estimate - several
prob overlooked
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)  22     Estimate - lots of movement
and several prob overlooked
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)  3
Sanderling (Calidris alba)  1
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus)  7
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  8     Distant
flock
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  21
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  1     Single bird made several passes
throughout morning presumed same bird
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  2
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  11
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)  2
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  12     Estimate
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  9
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: RBA Rhode Island, November 16, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:03:05 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 16, 2014
*  RIRI1411.16
 
- Birds mentioned
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
Long-tailed  Duck
Harlequin Duck
Yellow-breasted Chat
Pine Siskin
Tree  Swallow
SNOW BUNTINGS 
American Pipit
Eastern Wood-Pewee
GREATER  WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 
Canada Goose 
Rusty Blackbird
Red Knot
American  Oystercatcher
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Plover
"Ipswich" Savannah  Sparrow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Nelsons' Sparrow
Forster's Tern
Bald Eagle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED  GULL
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
EURASIAN WIGEON
Snow Goose
Wood  Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
PACIFIC LOON
Red-necked Grebe
Northern  Gannet
Great Egret
CATTLE EGRET
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Peregrine  Falcon
Virginia Rail
Razorbill
BARN OWLNORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue-headed  Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Winter Wren
Brown Thrasher
Pine Warbler
Palm  Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
CLAY-COLORED  SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Purple Finch
 
     date: November 16, 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 November  
16th, 2014. This report covers the period from November 9th to November 15th 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER that was found of the 5th at Sachuest Point NWR 
 in Middletown continued throughout the week.  It is most often seen in the 
 field east of the visitor center.  Other 
highlights from Sachuest included: 8 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 7 HARLEQUIN DUCKS,  
1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, 2 PINE SISKINS, 13 TREE SWALLOWS, 3 SNOW BUNTINGS 
and  several AMERICAN PIPITS.
 
On the 15th, a late EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was found along Charlestown Beach  
Road. 
 
In Portsmouth, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen with CANADA GEESE on  
St.Mary's Pond on the 9th.  On the 15th, 3 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found  
there.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly this past week there was 1 RED KNOT, 11  
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES,1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 4 "Ipswich" 

SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 1 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and 1 NELSON'S SPARROW. 
 
In Providence, 1 FORSTER'S TERN and 3 BALD EAGLES were seen along the  
Seekonk River near Swan Point Cemetery.
 
The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues at Ninigret NWR in  Charlestown.  An 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was also spotted there on the 11th. 
 
In Warwick, a EURASIAN WIGEON was found at Apponaug Cove on the 14th.
 
Lastly, highlights from a survey conducted on Block Island on the 12th  
included: 4 SNOW GEESE, 4 WOOD DUCKS, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 1 HARLEQUIN DUCK, 19 

 RING-NECKED PHEASANT, 1 PACIFIC LOON, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, 112 NORTHERN  
GANNETS,7 GREAT EGRETS, 1 CATTLE EGRET, 7 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 4  
PEREGRINE FALCONS, 4 VIRGINIA RAILS, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 RAZORBILL, 1 

BARN OWL, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, 4 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 11 HAIRY  
WOODPECKERS, 1 BLUE-HEADED VIREO, 1 RED-EYED VIREO, 4 RED-BREASTED 
NUTHATCHERS,  7 WINTER WRENS, 2 BROWN THRASHERS, 10 AMERICAN PIPITS, 1
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 2 PINE WARBLERS, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 1 BLACKPOLL  
WARBLER, 1 COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 1 

SNOW BUNTING, 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 41 PURPLE FINCHES and 117 PINE SISKINS.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Little Compton/Tiverton birds
From: "'bnatural2 .' bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:06 -0500
Jack Sullivan and I were doing some roadside birding in Little Compton and
Tiverton today.
In Little Compton, we found an Orange-crowned Warbler, several
White-crowned Sparrows and 2 American Tree Sparrows (first of the season
for both of us).
In Tiverton we had 1 American Tree Sparrow, 1 Palm Warbler and 1 Brown
Thrasher.

-- 
Mike Tucker
Seekonk, MA
https://www.facebook.com/MikeTuckerPhotography
Subject: An existing poll has been modified, check it out.
From: RIBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com
Date: 15 Nov 2014 08:21:00 -0800
Enter your vote now! 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RIBIRDS/polls/poll/2502559 



Are you interested in helpig create or participating in a new Christmas Bird 
Count circle in northern RI? 

Created by: hesserjana


1. I usually do 2 Xmas counts (Dartmouth and Westport) so it would have to not 
overlap with either. And it is pretty far for me, so I can't promise to 
participate... 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RIBIRDS/polls/poll/2502559#16901387 (added 
by: a2morgan . November 15, 2014) 







Thanks!


Subject: Wigeon in Apponaug
From: "Catherine Boisseau catherine_boisseau AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:18:05 -0800
This afternoon around 3 pm, a small flock (10-12) of primarily American wigeon 
in Apponaug Cove, seen at the end of Station Street off West Shore Road in 
Apponaug (Warwick), among them at least one Eurasian wigeon. 

No other waterfowl present in the immediate vicinity. This is the site of the 
planned waterfront boutique hotel. 
Subject: Birds around the Wallum Lake 'hood
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Nov 2014 16:37:00 -0800
On behalf of the suggestion of a northern RI CBC, I thought I would share some 
of the more interesting birds to pop up on some morning walks I've taken before 
work in the past week or two around the Wallum Lake area in Burrillville. 

 -Migrant Eastern Bluebirds have been present in a small number almost daily, 
although many are just flying around calling "Cheery!". Of course, dozens of 
their thrush-cousins the Robins have also been flying about. 

 -A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, or perhaps two, have seem to taken a liking to 
some ornamental weeping spruces around the neighborhood. There was at least one 
adult male and one juvenile, although I haven't seen the juvenile in a while. 
The male is pretty reliable. 

 -A Winter Wren was heard giving its squeaky call (thought it was a 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at first!), and later found bobbing around on top of my 
trash can a couple of days ago. 

 -Small flocks of blackbirds (Grackles and Red-winged) have been seen flying 
around, raiding feeders and then as quickly as they came flying southbound 

 -Finches also have been moving through, including Purple Finches, House 
Finches, Pine Siskins, and increased numbers of Goldfinches. 

 -An Osprey has been seen sporadically fishing on the lake, and I was surprised 
to find it still here this morning in the harsh cold. It called from its perch 
and then attempted to fish on the glass-like water, but came up empty-handed. 

 -Also fishing on the lake today was an adult Bald Eagle and unfortunately, it 
too was without luck. It was a treat though, to see the two at the same time. 

 -Migrant waterfowl have been present in their usual small numbers on the lake 
or flying around it in the past couple of weeks. Species seen: Canada Goose, 
Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-breasted Merganser, Hooded 
Merganser, Bufflehead, Mallard, American Black Duck, and White-winged Scoter. 
The scoter were a first for me in the area. There were 14 of them swimming 
around in "the deep end" of the lake on the 1st and 2nd of November, where it 
is about 80 or 90 feet deep. A Great Black-backed Gull landed next to them and 
they were having none of its fish-stealing maneuvers and harassment. The raft 
soon took off, presumably for the ocean. 

 

 Good birding,
 Dylan Pedro, Burrillville
 

Subject: East Beach 11/12/14
From: "'bnatural2 .' bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:51:41 -0500
I walked about a third of the way down the sand trail at East Beach
yesterday. Some interesting numbers included at least 12 Downy Woodpeckers
and 3 Hairy Woodpeckers in a fairly short stretch. This further supports
Shai's mention of these species being in an irruption year. It's certainly
quite unusual to see multiple Hairy Woodpeckers at a barrier beach. There
were also 2 Brown Creepers, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, at least a couple of
flyover Pine Siskins and the usual assortment of expected species.
Yellow-rumped Warbler numbers were down in comparison to what I've
experienced in recent jaunts. Perhaps just a localized observation or the
huge numbers that have been around are starting to disperse.
I walked to the pond side and found an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
flying around. It's a good chance that this is the "resident" one that's
found at Grassy Point Trail each winter at Ninigret NWR.
-- 
Mike Tucker
Seekonk, MA
https://www.facebook.com/MikeTuckerPhotography
Subject: Today's ASRI's walk
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:21:28 -0500
On today's ASRI Wednesday morning bird walk at Sachuest Wildlife Refuge we
had a group of 16 participants. We started our morning with dense fog but we
had great looks at the Ash-throated Flycatcher. We then headed to look for
ducks but with the dense fog we had some issues. We did end up seeing
Harlequin Ducks, Black, Surf and White-winged Scoter, Red-throated and
Common Loons, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common
Eider, Northern Gannets and a Northern Harrier. It was a good day. 

 

Laura

 

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Subject: Re: Block Island Vets Day Count
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:12:29 -0500
On behalf of the O. S. B. C., congratulations to all the participants who took 
part in this very successful BI count ! 

Jack  Sullivan ..         
 

 

 

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From: Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS] 
 

To: pollypie 
Cc: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:31 am
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Block Island Vets Day Count


 
  
    
                  

We couldn't have had a nicer day than Monday, 10 November, for the 19th annual 
Block Island Veterans Day Count. 



As might be expected, the species total was very high (122, plus Ipswich 
Sparrow), and many scarce species were detected. Surprisingly, and perhaps 
indicative of the count's maturity as it closes in on two full decades of 
effort, no new species were added to the cumulative list--despite the presence 
of such rare or seasonally unusual species as Snow Goose, Harlequin Duck, 
Pacific Loon, Cattle Egret, Razorbill, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 
Clay-colored Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Indigo Bunting. 



Most notable to me this year was the count's unambiguous affirmation that a 
suite of supposedly sedentary woodland species are engaging in major irruptions 
this fall. Because Block Island hosts breeding populations of Downy, Hairy, and 
Red-bellied Woodpecker, and White-breasted Nuthatch, that are trivial at best, 
it is easy to discern when larger numbers arrive from afar. This year we broke 
records for all four of these species. 



Preliminary results are copied below.


Thanks again to all who participated!


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY



4 Snow Goose
102 Canada Goose
6 Mute Swan
4 Wood Duck
17 Gadwall
25 American Wigeon
93 American Black Duck
90 Mallard
11 Green-winged Teal
46 Ring-necked Duck
1119 Common Eider
1 Harlequin Duck
33 Surf Scoter
193 White-winged Scoter
425 Black Scoter
3 Oldsquaw
107 Bufflehead
1 Common Goldeneye
7 Hooded Merganser
111 Red-breasted Merganser
219 Ruddy Duck
19 Ring-necked Pheasant
11 Red-throated Loon
1 Pacific Loon
88 Common Loon
7 Pied-billed Grebe
22 Horned Grebe
3 Red-necked Grebe
112 Northern Gannet
802 Double-crested Cormorant
85 Great Cormorant
6 Great Blue Heron
7 Great Egret
1 Cattle Egret
7 Black-crowned Night Heron
11 Northern Harrier
3 Sharp-shinned Hawk
7 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Merlin
4 Peregrine Falcon
4 Virginia Rail
6 American Coot
51 Black-bellied Plover
5 Greater Yellowlegs
42 Sanderling
6 Dunlin
21 Laughing Gull
6 Ring-billed Gull
914 Herring Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
249 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Razorbill
6 Rock Pigeon
98 Mourning Dove
1 Barn Owl
1 Northern Saw-whet Owl
3 Belted Kingfisher
16 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
40 Downy Woodpecker
11 Hairy Woodpecker
55 Northern Flicker
6 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
32 Blue Jay
246 American Crow
52 Fish Crow
28 Tree Swallow
161 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Red-breasted Nuthatch
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Brown Creeper
205 Carolina Wren
1 House Wren
7 Winter Wren
1 Marsh Wren
23 Golden-crowned Kinglet
33 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9 Eastern Bluebird
45 Hermit Thrush
358 American Robin
22 Gray Catbird
10 Northern Mockingbird
2 Brown Thrasher
172 European Starling
10 American Pipit
128 Cedar Waxwing
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
275 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
8 Eastern Towhee
2 American Tree Sparrow
18 Chipping Sparrow
2 Clay-colored Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
2 Ipswich Sparrow
8 Savannah Sparrow
5 Fox Sparrow
391 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
37 Swamp Sparrow
313 White-throated Sparrow
16 White-crowned Sparrow
430 Slate-colored Junco
1 Snow Bunting
76 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
8 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Rusty Blackbird
1 Common Grackle
12 Brown-headed Cowbird
41 Purple Finch
53 House Finch
117 Pine Siskin
156 American Goldfinch
164 House Sparrow



Celebrate International Education Week (IEW)> November 13-21 at the College of 
Staten Island> 

    
             

  
Subject: Re: Xmas bird count
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:38:12 -0500
Jana , an excellent Idea ! Hey,gang, can we get something GOING here ? ? ? Jack 

 

 

 

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To: 'ribirds AT yahoogroups. com' 
Sent: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:05 am
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Xmas bird count


 
  
    
                  

Hi All – Last year someone on this list (I believe) was interested in 
organizing a Xmas bird count in the more northerly areas of RI. If you are out 
there, please let me know. Perhaps we can get a new xmas bird count circle 
organized before December as an Ocean State Bird Club initiative. 

 




	
		
												
		
			
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Subject: Block Island Vets Day Count
From: "Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:30:49 +0000
We couldn't have had a nicer day than Monday, 10 November, for the 19th annual 
Block Island Veterans Day Count. 


As might be expected, the species total was very high (122, plus Ipswich 
Sparrow), and many scarce species were detected. Surprisingly, and perhaps 
indicative of the count's maturity as it closes in on two full decades of 
effort, no new species were added to the cumulative list--despite the presence 
of such rare or seasonally unusual species as Snow Goose, Harlequin Duck, 
Pacific Loon, Cattle Egret, Razorbill, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 
Clay-colored Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Indigo Bunting. 


Most notable to me this year was the count's unambiguous affirmation that a 
suite of supposedly sedentary woodland species are engaging in major irruptions 
this fall. Because Block Island hosts breeding populations of Downy, Hairy, and 
Red-bellied Woodpecker, and White-breasted Nuthatch, that are trivial at best, 
it is easy to discern when larger numbers arrive from afar. This year we broke 
records for all four of these species. 


Preliminary results are copied below.

Thanks again to all who participated!

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY

4 Snow Goose
102 Canada Goose
6 Mute Swan
4 Wood Duck
17 Gadwall
25 American Wigeon
93 American Black Duck
90 Mallard
11 Green-winged Teal
46 Ring-necked Duck
1119 Common Eider
1 Harlequin Duck
33 Surf Scoter
193 White-winged Scoter
425 Black Scoter
3 Oldsquaw
107 Bufflehead
1 Common Goldeneye
7 Hooded Merganser
111 Red-breasted Merganser
219 Ruddy Duck
19 Ring-necked Pheasant
11 Red-throated Loon
1 Pacific Loon
88 Common Loon
7 Pied-billed Grebe
22 Horned Grebe
3 Red-necked Grebe
112 Northern Gannet
802 Double-crested Cormorant
85 Great Cormorant
6 Great Blue Heron
7 Great Egret
1 Cattle Egret
7 Black-crowned Night Heron
11 Northern Harrier
3 Sharp-shinned Hawk
7 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Merlin
4 Peregrine Falcon
4 Virginia Rail
6 American Coot
51 Black-bellied Plover
5 Greater Yellowlegs
42 Sanderling
6 Dunlin
21 Laughing Gull
6 Ring-billed Gull
914 Herring Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
249 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Razorbill
6 Rock Pigeon
98 Mourning Dove
1 Barn Owl
1 Northern Saw-whet Owl
3 Belted Kingfisher
16 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
40 Downy Woodpecker
11 Hairy Woodpecker
55 Northern Flicker
6 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
32 Blue Jay
246 American Crow
52 Fish Crow
28 Tree Swallow
161 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Red-breasted Nuthatch
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Brown Creeper
205 Carolina Wren
1 House Wren
7 Winter Wren
1 Marsh Wren
23 Golden-crowned Kinglet
33 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9 Eastern Bluebird
45 Hermit Thrush
358 American Robin
22 Gray Catbird
10 Northern Mockingbird
2 Brown Thrasher
172 European Starling
10 American Pipit
128 Cedar Waxwing
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
275 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
8 Eastern Towhee
2 American Tree Sparrow
18 Chipping Sparrow
2 Clay-colored Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
2 Ipswich Sparrow
8 Savannah Sparrow
5 Fox Sparrow
391 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
37 Swamp Sparrow
313 White-throated Sparrow
16 White-crowned Sparrow
430 Slate-colored Junco
1 Snow Bunting
76 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
8 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Rusty Blackbird
1 Common Grackle
12 Brown-headed Cowbird
41 Purple Finch
53 House Finch
117 Pine Siskin
156 American Goldfinch
164 House Sparrow

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(IEW)> 
November 13-21 at the College of Staten Island> 
Subject: Xmas bird count
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:05:55 -0500
Hi All - Last year someone on this list (I believe) was interested in
organizing a Xmas bird count in the more northerly areas of RI.  If you are
out there, please let me know.  Perhaps we can get a new xmas bird count
circle organized before December as an Ocean State Bird Club initiative.

 



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Subject: Black-headed Gull
From: "Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:50:17 -0500
There was a Black-headed Gull at the mouth of the Narrow River in Narragansett, 
foraging at times and roosting with other gulls, including 2 Laughing Gulls on 
the sand bar. 

Drew Wheelan
Narragansett, RI

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Subject: Nelson 's sparrow
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:54:52 -0800 (PST)





 Continuing at Napatree, on bay side just north of pond, near marker 17. Also 
flock if 40 snow buntings at Misquamicut lot, and 2 semipalmated plovers. 

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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher Reports 11/11?
From: "Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:35:43 -0500
Heading down with my son and hoping it stuck around another day ! and
negative or positive reports from anyone that might be there? thanks !!

On Monday, November 10, 2014, Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS] <
RIBIRDS-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Bird continues at Sachest, being seen original spot in field east of
> Visitor's Center.
> Lynn Abbey
> Fall River
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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-- 
Justin Lawson
Millbury Ma
My 7yr old's blog
greatgreyowen.blogspot.com

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Subject: Nelson's Sparrow? [1 Attachment]
From: "Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:20:33 -0800
Took this photo 9Nov2014 at 3rd beach Newport, RI.  Is this a Nelson's.
Subject: 3rd beach siting Newport? [1 Attachment]
From: "Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:51:21 -0500
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Nelsons Sparrow?


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Subject: Forster's Tern on the Seekonk
From: "Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:59:36 -0500
There was a Forster's Tern on the Seekonk River sitting on a buoy opposite
Swan Point today.  Also present 3 Bald Eagles (none with significant white
on the head, one a definite juvenile).
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher
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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:52:31 -0500
Bird continues at Sachest, being seen original spot in field east of Visitor's 
Center. 

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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:06:31 -0500
At Sachuest today, the Ash-throated Flycatcher put in a mid-morning
appearance in the field next to the parking lot previously mentioned. More
than 30 birders with scopes and cameras got a beautiful look at this bird,
with the OSBC strongly represented. Also seen at the southern point, between
Shoreline Access #3 and SA#4 (flying into the big pine tree, and then flying
off) a flock of 8 Pine Siskins (yellow wing bars seen, also heard their
"zreeeeeeet" calls).

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti
Subject: Potential Greater White-fronted Goose @ St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth
From: "mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Nov 2014 10:39:08 -0800
at around 11:20 AM this morning Susan Delfs and Myself found a goose that we 
think is a juvenile greater-white fronted goose it was still there  AT  12:55 PM 
one poor quality digiscoped photo can be found here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/116794147 AT N08/15749676505/ 
Subject: Greater white fronted goose
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:22:43 -0800 (PST)





    Reports of goose at St. Mary's pond in Newport 
    Sent from my phone - please excuse the typos and brevity.



Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:53:56 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 9, 2014
*  RIRI1411.09
 
- Birds mentioned
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
SNOWY OWL 
Spotted  Sandpiper
Long-tailed Duck
Red-necked Grebe
Harlequin Duck
American  Pipit
Common Yellowthroat
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Pine  Siskin
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Lapland Longspur
"Ipswich" Savannah  Sparrow
Solitary Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
EURASIAN WIGEON
Lincoln's Sparrow
Vesper  Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Peregrine Falcon
Merlin
PILEATED  WOODPECKER
Snow Bunting
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED  GULL
Black-legged Kittiwake
Laughing Gull
Northern  Gannet
Razorbill
 
     date: November 9, 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) )
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Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for November  
9th, 2014. This report covers the period from November 2nd to November 9th 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
On the 5th, an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found at Sachuest Point in  
Middletown. It was seen in the field across from the visitor center and along 

the path on the southeast side.  It was in the same area on the  6th.  Not 
seen on the 7th, it was relocated on the 8th along the shore on  the east 
side. On the 9th, the bird was back near the parking lot. A SNOWY OWL put in 

a one day appearance on the 5th.  Other highlights seen  there this past 
week included: 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, 12 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 1  RED-NECKED GREBE, 
12 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 1 COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, 1  
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 4 PINE SISKINS and a very late YELLOW-BILLED  CUCKOO.
 
Three LAPLAND LONGSPURS were spotted at Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown  
on the 3rd. On the 4th, 2 "Ipswich" SAVANNAH SPARROWS were reported.  At  
Trustom Pond NWR, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER were seen on 
the  5th. One EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Perry's Mill Pond.  Birds 
reported on  the 3rd along several spots on Cards Pond included: 2 LINCOLN'S 
SPARROW, 1  VESPER SPARROW, 4 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON and 1 
MERLIN.
 
A PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen on the 4th at Fisherville Brook Wildlife  
Refuge in Exeter.  Also reported from a feeder in Exeter was a FOX SPARROW  on 
the 6th.
 
In Jamestown, 7 SNOW BUNTINGS were observed at Beavertail State Park.
 
Over 100 AMERICAN PIPITS were found in the field at Route 2 and Heaton  
Orchard Road in Richmond on the 9th.
 
Highlights from a fishing trip on the Gail Frances from Galilee on the 5th  
included: 4 ICELAND GULLS, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 1 BLACK-LEGGED  
KITTIWAKE, 19 LAUGHING GULLS, 300 NORTHERN GANNETS and 1 RAZORBILL.
 
Lastly, PURPLE FINCHES and PINE SISKINS were widely reported this past  
week.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
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Subject: Ash Throated still here
From: "Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:10:05 -0500
Be there or be square!
Subject: Ash-throated back, near parking lot
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 06:07:14 -0800 (PST)





 Same area just east of parking lot at Sachuest. Relocated by Norman bird walk. 

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Subject: Snow buntings at beaver tail
From: "John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 21:04:25 -0500
There were at least seven snow buntings on the rocks across the road from and 
below the lighthouse at beaver tail at about 4:15 this afternoon 


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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher continues at Sachuest
From: "Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 08:25:36 -0500
Ash-throated Flycatcher along the eastern shoreline by Island Rocks, Sachuest 
Point NWR, Middletown, RI. Seen from shore, not path. Relocated by Dylan & 
Carlos Pedro. 


A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was also seen nearby.

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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher -- NO
From: "Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:47:06 -0500
To my knowledge , flycatcher not seen this am at Sachuest.

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Subject: myarchis flycatcher at Sachuest
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Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:42:03 -0500
Probable Ash-throatedFlycatcher being seen at Sachuest Point. first seen at 
0800. Take trail that leaves out of northeast corner of parking lot, to left. 
it is around the first thicket in the first large opening to the west of the 
trail. It is moving around and foraging actively. Has uttered several hushed 
single note calls, and a slightly longer call, all consistent with Ash-throated 
Flycatcher. 

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Subject: Snowy owl Sachuest
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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:01:40 -0800 (PST)





    On rocks just a bit south of overlook trail. Now.
    Sent from my phone - please excuse the typos and brevity.



Subject: River rd, providence
From: "Jana Hesser janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 16:00:21 -0500
osprey, bald eagle, raven, spotted sandpiper at northern end of river rd
along seekonk river this afternoon.
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Subject: Matunuck birds this afternoon
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:52:24 -0500
Birds from various spots around Cards Pond Road included 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, 
1 Vesper Sparrow, 1 "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow, 4 White-crowned Sparrows, 2 
Eastern Towhees, 2 Hermit Thrush, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 1 Merlin. 


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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, November 1, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:34:26 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 2, 2014
*  RIRI1411.02
 
- Birds mentioned
GOLDEN EAGLE 
Bald Eagle
BAIRD'S  SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
DICKCISSEL
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm  Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW 
ORANGE CROWNED  WARBLER 
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
American Bittern
COMMON GALLINULE  
VESPER SPARROW
Nashville Warbler
Eastern Meadowlark
Wilson's  Snipe
Hermit Thrush
COMMON RAVEN 
Winter Wren
Nelson's  Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Brown Creeper
Magnolia Warbler
EURASIAN  WIGEON 
Northern Parula 
Fox Sparrow
Northern Gannet
Razorbill
 
     date: November 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 November  
2nd, 2014. This report covers the period from October 23rd to November 1st 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
On the 25th, a GOLDEN EAGLE was sighted in South Kingstown,near Mud  Pond.  
That same day, another GOLDEN EAGLE was seen with a BALD EAGLE at  Sunset 
Farm in Narragansett.  On the 26th, a GOLDEN EAGLE was sighted over  the 
Great Swamp Mgt Area in South Kingstown.
 
A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and a PECTORAL SANDPIER were reported on the 25th at  
the Chariho turf farm along Switch Road.
 
On the 30th, a DICKCISSEL, 1 BLACKPOLL WARBER, 5 PALM WARBLERS and 2  
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were observed at Sunset Farm. Also in Narragansett, at 

Camp Cronin on the 27th, there was 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and 1 ORANGE  
CROWNED WARBLER along with several flocks of PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES. 

An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen along the Escape Road in Galilee on  the 28th.

At Asa Pond in South Kingstown, a COMMON GALLINULE was  reported on the 
28th. Along Card's Pond Road, 1 DICKCISSEL, 1 CLAY-COLORED  SPARROW and a 
VESPER SPARROW were seen on the 25th, and on the 26th, the  DICKCISSEL was re 
found, along with 2 VESPER SPARROWS, 1 NASHVILLE and 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. 

 At Peckham Farm at URI, a VESPER SPARROW was seen  on the 25th, and on the 
24th, 3 EASTERN 
 
MEADLWLARKS and 7 WILSON'S SNIPE were sighted in a open field near the  
campus.   Along the South Kingstown bike path near Genesse Swamp, 4  HERMIT 
THRUSHES, 1 COMMON RAVEN and 1 WINTER WREN were found on the 30th.
 
At Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem, 5 NELSON'S SPARROW were found on the  25th.
 
In Little Compton, at the John and June Goulart community garden, 1  
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW and a BROWN CREEPER were recorded 
on 

the 28th.  On the 24th, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found along Shaw  
Road.  On the 31st, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER was seen at Simmons Pond.
 
One EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Perry's Mill Pond in Charlestown this  
week.  At Ninigret NWR, a NASHVILLE WARBLER and 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW were  seen 
on the 25th.
 
In Bristol, at Colt State Park, along with a PINE SISKIN, 1 NORTHERN PARULA 
 was reported on the 27th.
 
First of season FOX SPARROWS were reported in a few locations this past  
week.
 
Finally, on a fishing trip with the Francis Fleet out of Galilee on the  
29th, 250 NORTHERN GANNETS and 7 RAZORBILLS were reported.  
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
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Subject: Lecture series at Norman Bird
From: "Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:05:01 -0400
ED Talks 
A Fireside Educational Series
 
The Norman Bird Sanctuary's education department is excited to announce a new 
series of fireside lectures covering topics related to watersheds. Participants 
will gather in Mabel's Studio and learn about watershed habitats, the diversity 
of plant and wildlife found there, and how humans and climate change are 
impacting them. Each program will bring a new environmental scientist and 
educator to speak about these and related topics. Their talk will be followed 
by a Q&A session and refreshments such as wine and cheese will be provided. 

 
Nov 6th: Four Summers of Marine Life at Third Beach Education Center
with Charles Avenengo (Salve Regina University)
After four summers of the Third Beach Education Center, the Norman Bird 
Sanctuary has been actively observing and identifying marine life at Third 
Beach. In our investigations, there have been a surprisingly large variety of 
species of marine fish collected for the Sanctuary's seasonal aquarium. 
Included in these encounters have been a number of tropical fish that have 
worked their way north with the Gulf Stream into our waters. This lecture will 
focus on these interesting and often surprising observations. 

 
Direct registration link - http://bit.ly/1qIjuUw
 
 
Dec 4th: Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Waterbirds
with Dr. Charles Clarkson (Roger Williams University)
It is common knowledge that humans should limit their consumption of fish and 
in some cases, avoid it altogether due to the rising threat of mercury 
contamination. As generalist consumers that can switch our diets, this is not a 
difficult task, but what about the species of waterbirds that have specialized 
to feed on fish exclusively? Without having an alternative food source, the 
dangers of mercury contamination are amplified and the effects of mercury 
poisoning are now becoming clear in adult and nestling herons, egrets, ibis and 
cormorants. This lecture will inform you of the problem and how our 
understanding of the bioaccumulation of mercury in birds has led to a new field 
of study. 

 
Direct registration link - http://bit.ly/1qIlJra
 
 
Dec 11th: Rising Seas, Shrinking Habitat: Marsh Birds & Rhode Island
with Dr. Charles Clarkson (Roger Williams University)
The Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program (SHARP) is a comprehensive 
collaboration between universities, federal and state governments along the 
East coast of the United States. The primary goal of this program is to 
establish conservation priorities across the Northeast for tidal marsh birds. 
As part of the program, Rhode Island's coastal marshes are monitored annually 
and avian species particularly susceptible to habitat loss from flooding and 
sea level rise are caught, banded and monitored throughout the breeding season. 
This lecture will discuss the history of the research program, the findings to 
date and the projections for how our marsh birds will fare with current climate 
change scenarios. 

 
Direct registration link - http://bit.ly/1DivFiK
 
 
Tickets: $6 members, $8 non-members
To register, please visit www.normanbirdsanctuary.org and click on Public 
Programs. 

Or use the direct registration links provided under each program.
 
 
 
 
Rachel Holbert
Co-Director of Education
Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 Third Beach Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-846-2577 x33
Subject: Dickcissel
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:12 -0400
At Sunset Farm in Narraganset, 1 DICKCISSEL, 1 Blackpoll Warbler, 5 Palm 
Warblers, 2 White-crowned Sparrows, 1 Field Sparrow. 


Over 20 American Pipits on the turf field at Peckham Farm at URI

Jan St. Jean

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Subject: ASRI's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:39 -0400
 

Today at Canonchet Farm in Narragansett, ASRI's Wednesday morning bird walk
(group of 18) , saw 1 Osprey, several Black Duck, Wood Ducks, Barred Owl,
White-crowned sparrow, White-throated sparrows, Cedar Waxwing,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Flickers, Yellow-rumped
Warblers among many other common birds. 

 

 

 

 

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Subject: Norman Bird Sanctuary
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Oct 2014 09:47:33 -0700
Black and White Warbler, American Kestrel, 4 Wood Ducks, 7 Green-winged Teals, 
1 American Widgeon, Juncos, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Goldfinch, 
Cardinals, Chickadees, Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wrens, Red-bellied 
Woodpeckers. 
Subject: Little Compton birds
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:54:10 -0400
At the John and June Goulart Farm, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, 1 Lincoln's 
Sparrow, 1 Field and several White-crowned Sparrows and a Brown Creeper. This a 
Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, open to the public. 


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Subject: Sachuest Point
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Oct 2014 14:30:18 -0700
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Junco, 
Cooper's Hawk and 1 Tree Swallow. 
Subject: Swan point
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:52:18 -0400
I observed an immature Bald Eagle around noon today flying over the Seekonk
River just north of Swan Point cemetery; also along the river path a flock
of Pine Siskins, and several ruby crowned kinglets.  In the cemetery itself
a large number of juncos.



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Subject: Cloudy Trustom Sunday [2 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:40:11 -0400
A beautiful sunny morning that eventually turned as gray, gusty and chilly
as last Sunday.  

At Perryville Mill Pond:  

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1

Gr. Blue Heron  1

Carolina Wren  1

Am. Black Duck  5

American Wigeon  ~60

Eurasian Wigeon  1 (male) continues

 

Along Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd:

Cooper's Hawk  1

Wild Turkey 13 (crossed the road to a field where they began running after
and attacking crows)

At Trustom:

Hermit Thrush  1

Song Sparrow  3

White-throated Sparrow  15

Swamp Sparrow  1

Field Sparrow  1

Savannah Sparrow  3

Tree Swallow  7

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~12

Belted Kingfisher  1 (female)

Pied-billed Grebe  3

Am. Black Ducks  6

Mallard  14

Am. Wigeon  3

Green-winged Teal  1 (female)

Ruddy Duck  5

Am. Coot  ~44

Gr. Scaup  8

Gr. Cormorant 1

No. Harrier  1

Merlin  1

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3

Am. Redstart  1

 

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