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Updated on Monday, July 28 at 12:32 PM EST
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Marbled Murrelet,©Dan Lane

28 Jul Sunday morning at the Cumb. Monastery [5 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' marc AT meimeiandme.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Jul Stilt Sandpiper ["Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
23 Jul Breachway ["Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
23 Jul Breachway ["Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 Jul OSBC Birds and Butterflies at Norman Bird Sanctuary 7/19 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
20 Jul Cumberland Monastery in Danger ["alexcurran2 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Jul Sachuest Saltmarsh ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Jul Jamestown-- Marsh Meadows ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Jul Peregrine Falcons at the Cranston Street Armory ["Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Jul Westerly Purple Martins Weakapaug Golf Club ["Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Jul Upcoming OSBC Events ["Michael Gow gunnergow AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Jul Block Canyon Pelagic ["CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Jul Black Skimmer ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Jul Norman Bird Sanctuary Maine Birding Weekend (Aug 15-17)--Register soon! ["Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
6 Jul Ninigret flats Whimbrel ["Glenn Williams gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
5 Jul Late season report of Purple Martins of Barrington ["Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Jul WOOD DUCK EMERGENCY- POLICE CALLED ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Jun GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS ! ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Jun Re: Pawtucket Peregrine Release today ["Vivian Maxson vivamax59 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Jun Pawtucket Peregrine Release today [1 Attachment] ["Vivian Maxson vivamax59 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Jun Providence peregrine falcon fledglings ["vivamax59 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Jun New Birder needing assistance ["tefft9wes AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Jun The OSBC is now accepting membership ["Michael Gow gunnergow AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 Jun Sunday at Francis C. Carter [5 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 Jun RBA: Rhode Island, June 22, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Jun Re: WESTERN KINGBIRD - Napatree - 6/21 ["Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Jun WESTERN KINGBIRD - Napatree - 6/21 ["Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Jun W. Phalarope & Chuck ["Glenn Williams gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Jun Wilson's Phalarope ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Jun Wilson's Phalarope in Succotash Marsh ["Wheelan Drew amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Jun Re: Pelagic Results ["Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Jun Re: Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and a Red-bellied with Odd Marks ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Jun Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and a Red-bellied with Odd Marks ["dk dk-shopper AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Jun Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and a Red-bellied with Odd Marks ["smb5682 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Jun Birding in Burrillville Today ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Jun Pelagic Results ["CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Jun OSBC walk this morning at Trustom Pond ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Jun The Ocean State Bird Club is now open for membership ["Michael Gow gunnergow AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Jun Birds and Beers Gathering ["snoozin50 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Jun Birds and Beers Gathering, Thursday, June 19th ["snoozin50 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Jun Pelagic Sunday June 15 ["CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Jun Re: Nesting Green Herons ["'John Magill' johnmagill AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Jun Nesting Green Herons ["dtylerphoto AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Jun Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Jun RBA: Rhode Island, June 8, 2014ri ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Jun Re: Black Skimmer Still Present ["Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Jun Black Skimmer Still Present ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Jun Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown 6/7 ["Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Jun Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron ! ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
5 Jun BIRDS & BEER ["Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
05 Jun Confirming Ravens at URI ["hickssj AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Jun Napatree this morning [3 Attachments] ["Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Jun Pileated Woodpecker, Hillsdale Rd, Richmond ["Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Jun OSBC Napatree 6/5 Cancelled ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Jun NO Scissor-tailed Flycatcher today ["Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Jun Pelagic June 1 ["'Pam Hunt' biodiva AT myfairpoint.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Jun Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Jun Little Blue Heron ["Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
01 Jun Pawtucket Peregrine Falcon pics, 6/1 ["kab2769 AT ymail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Jun RBA: Rhode Island, June 1, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
31 May Birding Today ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 May Buck Hill WMA ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 May Pawtucket Peregrine Falcons [1 Attachment] ["kab2769 AT ymail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 May Olive-sided Flaycatcher ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 May Dedicated Pelagic June 15 ["CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 May Audubon's Eppley Wildlife Refuge walk has been canceled ["travelernewspapers AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 May peregrine falcon banding day ["Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 May Re: Sunday morning at Caratunk ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 May Sunday morning at Caratunk [6 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 May Winter Wren ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
31 Mar Hawk ID help? ["Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 May RBA: Rhode Island, May 25, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 May Swan Point Sunday morning ["'Marc Gousie' marc AT meimeiandme.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 May OSBC June Schedule ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 May Help with Bird ID [2 Attachments] ["rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 May Yellow-crowned Night-Herons ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]

Subject: Sunday morning at the Cumb. Monastery [5 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' marc AT meimeiandme.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:06:46 -0400
Arrived at 7:00 to a thin overcast that broke up very slowly. Two hours of
hiking discovered the flowing list. The trails feature some very nice
overgrown meadow with a variety of beautiful wild flowers. However,
unfortunately, our birding was frequently disrupted by loud-speaking trail
walkers with many large, unleashed dogs.

 

Northern Cardinal (many)

Gray Catbird 6

Bl.-capped Chickadee 4

Brown-headed Cowbirds 3

American Crow 4

Mourning Doves 2

Northern Flicker 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

American Goldfinch (several heard)

Common Grackle 5

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Blue Jays 4

White-Breasted Nuthatch 6

Baltimore Oriole 4

American Robin (many)

Chipping Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 4 (many heard)

Chimney Swift (several)

Scarlet Tanager 1 (male)

Tufted Titmouse 5

Red-eyed Vireo 1 (others heard)

Downy Woodpecker 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 (another heard)

Carolina Wren 1

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Marie LoPresti
Subject: Stilt Sandpiper
From: "Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:58:25 -0400
There was one STILT SANDPIPER at 12:45 PM today, at Succotash Marsh, west side, 
just north of East Matunuck Beach parking lot. Also 16 Short-billed Dowitchers, 
10 Lesser and 8 Greater Yellowlegs, plus numerous "peeps." A short time later, 
the birds were flushed by a Peregrine Falcon. 


Charlestown Breachway had 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 1 Forster's Tern. 
Thanks to Sue Talbot for pointing out the tern. With Dan F, Linda G, Barbara G, 
Patty O and Bob D. 


Jan St.Jean
Chepachet, RI 

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Subject: Breachway
From: "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:40:16 -0700
This morning from 8-11 on the Ninigret flats there were very brief appearances 
of 2 ruddy turnstones,14 lesser yellowlegs, 3 pectoral sandpipers, and a 
whimbrel. 


Very few terns, a few s.b. dowitchers, and not much else.

Jim Murphy


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Subject: Breachway
From: "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:40:15 -0700
This morning from 8-11 on the Ninigret flats there were very brief appearances 
of 2 ruddy turnstones,14 lesser yellowlegs, 3 pectoral sandpipers, and a 
whimbrel. 


Very few terns, a few s.b. dowitchers, and not much else.

Jim Murphy


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Subject: OSBC Birds and Butterflies at Norman Bird Sanctuary 7/19
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:27:19 -0400
Hi everyone,

Sorry for the late report, I've been without internet for a few days and
thought this might still be of interest.

On Saturday, 7/19, I was joined by 8 participants for the first Birds and
Butterflies walk of the Ocean State Bird Club held at the Norman Bird
Sanctuary. It was a great day for a walk, not too warm and slightly
overcast for most of the day, which is sadly not the best conditions for
butterflies.

Even with the overcast conditions, we saw a fair amount of butterflies
including some really nice looking Monarchs and Red Admirals. While looking
at the Monarchs, we discussed using clues besides coloration to ID very
similar species. In the case of Monarchs, they glide with their wings held
like a 'V' while Viceroys (a Monarch mimic) glide with their wings held
flat.

On the birds side of things, there was a definite movement of Yellow
Warblers. Throughout the morning we noticed individuals or small groups of
~ 3 flying over. This was most noticeable in the morning from the parking
lot and again at the overlook. A few other species seemed to be showing
some 'movement' such as flickers and possibly redstarts with two flying
over with the Yellow Warblers.

Other highlights included Merlin, Black-crowned Night-Heron and even though
they're not countable, two female Ring-necked Pheasants were interesting to
come across.

The non-winged highlight of the day was a close but brief look at a Mink.

Here is the full list -

Norman Bird Sanctuary, Newport, US-RI
Jul 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     OSBC Birds and Butterflies Walks
62 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose - 9
Surf/Black Scoter - 9 (Distant, seen from Overlook)
Ring-necked Pheasant - 2 (Females; Released nearby?)
Common Loon - 1 (Flyby)
Double-crested Cormorant -  7 (Estimate)
Great Blue Heron -  1
Great Egret -  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1
Turkey Vulture -  2
Osprey -  3
Red-tailed Hawk -  1
Solitary Sandpiper -  1 (Flyover calling)
Ring-billed Gull -  1
Herring Gull (American) -  6 (Estimate)
Great Black-backed Gull -  4 (Estimate)
Common Tern -  1
Mourning Dove -  4
Chimney Swift - 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird -  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker -  1
Downy Woodpecker -  3
Hairy Woodpecker -  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -  7 (Appeared to be a fair bit of
'movement')
Merlin -  1 (Flying low overhead being harassed by Red-winged Blackbirds
and grackles. Unable to confirm age, did not appear to be juvenile based on
'wing wear'.)
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher -  5
Eastern Kingbird -  1
White-eyed Vireo -  3
Red-eyed Vireo -  2
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow -  2 (Estimate)
Tree Swallow -  30 (Estimate; Beginning to stage as well as some still
nesting)
Bank Swallow -  1 (Possibly more)
Barn Swallow -  13 (Estimate)
Black-capped Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse -  5
White-breasted Nuthatch -  2
House Wren -  9
Carolina Wren -  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1 (Breeding at this site?)
Eastern Bluebird - 1 (Flyover calling)
American Robin -  6 (Estimate)
Gray Catbird -  11 (Estimate)
European Starling – 12 (Estimate; several small flocks flying over parking
lot a few times, unclear if same flock(s))
Cedar Waxwing - 6
Common Yellowthroat - 2
American Redstart – 3 (Two flying over with Yellow Warblers seen from
overlook)
Yellow Warbler -  20 (Low estimate; Noticeable push of this species as of
late. Throughout the day there were consistent individuals or small group
(~3) flying over. Very noticeable from parking lot and while at the
Overlook several individuals were seen putting up and turning around when
they reach the 'water')
Pine Warbler - 1 (Local bird?)
warbler sp. - 1 (Very high, silent individual. Presumably Yellow Warbler,
but too high overhead and brief to be sure)
Eastern Towhee -  5
Chipping Sparrow – 1 (Juvenile)
Song Sparrow - 7
Northern Cardinal - 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1 (Local bird?)
Bobolink - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 12 (Estimate)
Common Grackle - 9
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Orchard Oriole - 1
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 6 (Estimate)
House Sparrow - 20 (Low estimate; A small flock made several passes over
the parking lot and many still very actively nesting)

Butterflies:

Cabbage White ~ 6

Clouded Sulphur ~ 5

Orange Sulphur – 2

Polygonia sp – 1 (Brief flyby)

Red Admiral – 7

Monarch – 3

Silver-spotted Skipper – 1

Crossline Skipper – 1



Dragonflies:

Eastern Pondhawk – 5

Blue Dasher – 3

Eastern Amberwing – 1

Meadowhawk sp – 1 (Teneral)

Black Saddlebags - 1


Mammals:

Eastern Cottontail - 2

Eastern Chipmunk - 1

Eastern Gray Squirrel - 2

Mink - 1


- Dan Berard

  Glocester, RI
Subject: Cumberland Monastery in Danger
From: "alexcurran2 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Jul 2014 23:52:45 -0700
Bird-Watchers of Southern New England,
 

 My name is Alexandra Curran and I am a Cumberland Rhode Island resident and 
founder of the Cumberland Monastery Preservation Alliance. Recently, town 
government has started plans to build a safety complex on an undisclosed 
acreage of Monastery land. In order to do this town officials will overturn a 
2004 Conservation Easement which protects the entire Monastery, meaning if this 
passes the ENTIRE Monastery will be in danger. I do not need to tell you what 
this loss of habitat will do to the bird species we all love. 

 

 The Monastery Preservation is trying to enlist the help of environmental 
activists around the area to preserve this vital habitat. I read through your 
messages of the past 4 years and notes these species spotted in the Cumberland 
Monastery. Those in bold are on the State endangered species list: 

 

 Barred Owl
 Black and White
 Black-Throated Green Warbler
 Blue-Winged Warbler
 Canada Warbler
 Catbirds
 Chestnut-sided Warbler
 Cooper’s Hawks
 Eastern Wood-Pewee
 Magnolia
 Nashville Warbler
 Northern Parula
 Northern Waterthrush
 Olive-sided Flycatcher
 Ovenbird
 Pileated Woodpecker
 Red Shouldered Hawk
 Ruby-Crowned Kinglets
 Rusty Blackbird
 Scarlet Tanager
 Swamp Sparrow
 Tennessee Warbler
 Turkey Vulture
 
 Wilson Warbler
 

 We need your help to save our Monastery!!! Please visit the Monastery on your 
next birding trip, record the species you see there and send them to my email 
address alexcurran2 AT yahoo.com. 

 If you are interested, the Monastery Preservation Alliance's first meeting is 
this Wednesday July 23 at 6pm at the Cumberland Library. 

 

Subject: Sachuest Saltmarsh
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:37:10 -0400
Today at Sachuest Salt Marsh.
2 Double Crested Cormorant 
1 Great Egret
2 Snowy Egret
2 Black-crowned Night-Heron
3 Semipalmated Plover
1 Least Sandpiper
7 Semipalmated Sandpiper
15 Short-billed Dowitcher 
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
1 Common Tern
2 Mourning Dove
1 Willow Flycatcher 
5 Tree Swallow
8 Barn Swallow
1 Gray Catbird
30 European Starling
3 Song Sparrow
3 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
4 American Goldfinch

Happy Birding Patrick 


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Subject: Jamestown-- Marsh Meadows
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:20:15 -0400
Today at Marsh Meadows in Jamestown, Rhode Island there were
1 Willow Flycatcher
1 Saltmarsh Sparrow
Grackles
3Lesser Yellowlegs
Killdeer
2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
Mourning Doves
1 Cedar Waxwing
Unidentified peeps

Happy Birding Patrick 


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Subject: Peregrine Falcons at the Cranston Street Armory
From: "Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:33:29 -0400
Hi everyone -

I'm often asked, "Do you know what has become of any of the Peregrine Falcon 
nestlings that have been banded in Providence?" - and now I can say "Yes, I 
do." 


Please click here to see the full photos series:

http://www.providenceraptors.com/2014/07/13/peregrine-falcons-at-the-cranston-street-armory/ 


Thanks for looking,
All the best,
Peter Green



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Subject: Westerly Purple Martins Weakapaug Golf Club
From: "Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:54:01 -0400
A last check on the Purple Martins at the Weakapaug Golf Club Westerly shows 
great growth 

Out of 24 gourds in place this season 22 gourds were used : 
112 eggs  98 chicks 1 re-nest with six eggs.  1 failed  nest.   
The flock will in time continue to grow and expand. No Extreme hot or wet 
weather 

is helping to produce a healthy flock of chicks state wide. The last chicks to 
fledge will 

not be until early Aug but the majority will fledge by july 25 at the club.  
While some locations seen a decline Westerly had some growth to there flock.  
Westerly has the second largest population per town of Martins in the state.
 Many Thanks to the Weakapaug Golf Club And to residents who have placed homes 
for 

these special birds in Westerly.   


Raymond Marr
Barrington 
rmarr2 AT cox.net   





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Subject: Upcoming OSBC Events
From: "Michael Gow gunnergow AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:03:19 -0400
Good Afternoon,

The Ocean State Bird Club is offering three walks in July starting tomorrow 
morning, July 12th, at Fisherville Brook in Exeter. To learn more about our 
free walks, please visit our website. While there, consider becoming a member 
of the club or explore the various videos, resources, games, and webcams we 
have to offer. Also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 


Happy Birding,

Michael Gow
OSBC Treasurer and Website Manager

http://www.oceanstatebirdclub.org/july.html
Subject: Block Canyon Pelagic
From: "CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:25:43 -0400
Hope everyone is having a great summer. I have arranged an overnight dedicated 
Pelagic with the 

Frances Fleet departing at 8 PM on Sunday August 17 and returning on Monday 
August 18 at 8 PM. 

We will depart from the Frances Fleet dock in Galilee, RI onboard of the 'Lady 
Frances'. Info on the 

boat and directions to the dock can be obtained by Googling FRANCES FLEET. 
Birds 

sighted on past Canyon trips are posted on Paul Letoile's RIBIRD Website. 
 
It has been a couple of years since we have been able to go the Canyon area and 
explore the shelf edge 

area 100 miles south of RI. The Lady Frances has 40 bunk beds to accommodate 
everyone onboard. 

The idea is to travel overnight and be at the shelf edge in the Fishtail area 
at dawn. We will spend 6 to 7 

hours exploring this area for rarities. 
 
The cost of the trip will be $235 per person. This is the break even point if 
there are 35 of us on the trip. 

 
Birds seen on past trips include Great, Cory's, Sooty, Manx and Audubon's 
Shearwaters, Pomarine, Parasitic and Long-tailed 

Jaegers, Red and Red-necked Phalaropes, and Wilson's Storm-petrel. Possible but 
rare birds from previous trips include 

Band-rumped Storm-petrel, Black-capped Petrel and Bridled Tern. Hoped for but 
not previously seen on these trips include 

White-faced Storm-petrel, Leech's Storm Petrel and Arctic Tern. 
 
If you are interested please e-mail me at dcpedro AT cox.net , as quickly as 
possible, as I have to make a final decision based on confirmations by July 30. 

The trip is limited to a maximum oft 39 persons. 
 
 
Carlos Pedro 


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Subject: Black Skimmer
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:16:52 -0400
A BLACK SKIMMER was seen from Osprey Point at Trustom Pond. It flew along the 
edge of the pond and landed on the beach at the "cut" for about 10 minutes. 
Tern numbers are high with 187 COMMON TERNS and at least 6 ROSEATE TERNS. Also 
15 Laughing Gulls and 3 Spotted Sandpipers. 


A PEREGRINE FALCON flew by and flushed all the shorebirds at Succotash Marsh.  

Jan St.Jean
Chepachet RI

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Subject: Norman Bird Sanctuary Maine Birding Weekend (Aug 15-17)--Register soon!
From: "Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:16:54 -0400
Norman Bird Sanctuary Maine Birding Weekend 
Friday, August 15th - Sunday, August 17th
$300 Members, $350 Non-members
 
Join the Norman Bird Sanctuary for a weekend birding trip to Maine this August! 
We will meet up at Claybrook Mountain Lodge in Maine's beautiful western 
mountain region. Experienced birders and general nature lovers alike are 
encouraged to take advantage of this rare opportunity through NBS. We will 
explore multi-elevation bird habitats from the low-lands up to boreal forest on 
this guided van tour. Program fee includes a Saturday tour, two nights' 
lodging, and all meals Friday evening through Sunday morning at Claybrook. 

 
To register, follow this link:
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E164191&id=93
Please contact Rachel Holbert (rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary) for additional 
information. 

 
Rachel Holbert
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583 Third Beach Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-846-2577 x33
Subject: Ninigret flats Whimbrel
From: "Glenn Williams gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:47:40 -0700
from Julian Hough, Phil Rusch, and Glenn Williams:
7/6/14 - Ninigret flats at the Charlestown Breachway -- juvenile WHIMBREL, last 
seen flying away west 


Glenn Williams
Mystic, CT
Subject: Late season report of Purple Martins of Barrington
From: "Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 20:42:30 -0400
 Many northern landlords across the country have reported a sharp decline in 
the species mostly the adults. 

The town of Barrington also was one of the areas that had numerous adults 
absent. The town had no growth 

the units left empty were filled by many of the chicks from the 2013 season. To 
keep there flock in the low 80's 

the same as 2013. The flock is very much at a safe level and probably will be 
around for generations there no telling 

what ever happen to 30% of the flock that never returned but I am sure weather 
played a big part in southern states. 

Barrington Landtrust pic-wil  Washington Avenue  30 pairs     156  chicks
RI Country Club   Nyatt avenue                     23 pairs      121 chicks
 Dr John Moakler County Rd 15 Pairs 77 chicks 

Ri School of Design   Nyatt avenue               13 pairs          62 chicks
 These are not totals just the numbers to date. Only had one minor problem a 
Coopers hawk who would 

fly into the flock at the landtrust and try and grab the martins in flight he 
learned quickly there much slower food around and has 

been absent lately.  
  Raymond Marr
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Subject: WOOD DUCK EMERGENCY- POLICE CALLED
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:33:14 -0400 (EDT)
There was a bit of an emergency here at the house this AM when a family of 
"WOOD" ducks tried 

unsuccessfully to cross busy Route 1 in front of my home here in E,Providence 
RI. The birds were obviously coming from the pond out in back at the 
Wannamoisett C.C.,not too far from The Seekonk River in Providence. I suspect 
that they were on their way to the Turner Reservoir at the West of Seekonk MA. 
This type of a Parade has taken place before. 

Wood Ducks are know to nest more that a mile from their water source.         
As I came in from the store, I notice a large bird, land and confront our dog 
that was obviously upset with these "large"ducklings that were trying to 
squeeze their way past her and on towards the busy highway. I immediately 
recognized the large bird to be a female WOOD Duck. I was surprised at how 
large the ducklings were and surprised that they were not trying to fly instead 
of walking. They seemed the size of a cantaloupe melons. They were making a lot 
of noise in communicating with the very upset mother duck. 

So as not to risk any bad interaction between the ducklings and the heavy 
traffic,a call was placed to the.E.Prov.Police. 

By the time that the Animal Control Police arrived and searched the 
neighborhood all 7 ducks had disappeared. 

Hopefully,they all made it. 
Jack Sullivan
Rumford, RI        
Subject: GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS !
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:39:15 -0400 (EDT)
Early this A.M.and together with Tim White,we were able to locate a minimum of 
three individual GRASSHOPPER sparrows at the Francis C. Carter Preserve in 
Charlestown RI. 


Jack Sullivan
Rumford, RI 
Subject: Re: Pawtucket Peregrine Release today
From: "Vivian Maxson vivamax59 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:51:19 -0700
In my zest to post the Pawtucket peregrine release, I forgot to credit the 
photographer! It was taken by Kathy Bartels from the roof of the Design 
Exchange. 
Subject: Pawtucket Peregrine Release today [1 Attachment]
From: "Vivian Maxson vivamax59 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:38:41 -0700
This male fledgling was found on the ground beneath Pawtucket City Hall 2 weeks 
ago and transferred to the Born To Be Wild Nature Center for evaluation. Today 
it was returned to the blue skies of Pawtucket to rejoin it's family! 
Subject: Providence peregrine falcon fledglings
From: "vivamax59 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Jun 2014 12:26:03 -0700
Sadly, 2 of the 3 Providence falcon fledglings have collided with a building. 
One did not survive. The other is currently being evaluated and cared for at 
the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of R.I.'s wildlife clinic in 
Saunderstown. The plan is to transfer it to the Born To Be Wild Nature Center 
in Bradford tommorrow for rehab. BTBW Nature Center had a successful rehab and 
release of the 2 Pawtucket City Hall peregrine falcon fledglings today. Both 
parents and a sibling were there to greet the returning youngsters. 

 

Subject: New Birder needing assistance
From: "tefft9wes AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Jun 2014 08:18:52 -0700
Hello Everyone,
 

 I'm currently pursuing a degree in wildlife science (career change) and need 
to become a little more in tune with my bird identification. I'm looking to 
head out into the field with and experienced birder.to identify and survey 
birds in a given area (species type and visual count). Is there anyone out 
there who can help? If so let me know your availability and birding location. 
Thank you in advance. 

 

 Josh
Subject: The OSBC is now accepting membership
From: "Michael Gow gunnergow AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:11:15 -0700
The leadership team of the OSBC is thrilled to announce that The Ocean State 
Bird Club is accepting members to its club. Please visit our website for 
membership information including an online membership form and option to pay 
your membership fee using PayPal. The annual cost of membership is $15 for 
household. As our club enters a new phase of existence, also please consider 
ways in which you could help us grow. 


Please spread the word and share the good news via social media, word of mouth, 
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Subject: Sunday at Francis C. Carter [5 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:03:12 -0400
At the Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown this morning:

 

Arrived at the Old Mill Road parking lot to a Prairie Warbler calling. We
walked directly to the meadow, hearing the constant calling of the Ovenbird
along the way. We were able to find the pair of Grasshopper Sparrows right
away - great view with a spotting scope. Just like two weeks ago, they seem
to like the corner of the field near the entrance sign. They were flying
about in the field, and occasionally into the low brush on the other side of
the path. The pair of nesting Bluebirds still occupy a box mid-field. One
Wood Pewee was heard, and a Kingbird hunted in the field alongside the
Bluebird. Small flocks of Cedar Waxwings were found on all sides of the
field. Several Chipping Sparrows, one Yellowthroat and a Brown Thrasher
livened things up. Two Prairie Warblers were seen, and many were heard as we
walked the field perimeter. We got a fine look at an Empidonax flycatcher,
but it didn't oblige us with a call. There is a patch of brush on the back
course (in the field, but near the edge) that the Field Sparrow seems to
favor, and we got a good look. 

Attached are some views of the Field Sparrow with a bill full of bugs.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, June 22, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:11:27 -0400 (EDT)
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* June 22, 2014
*  RIRI1406.08
 
- Birds mentioned
WESTERN KINGBIRD 
Roseate Tern
Red  Knot
American Oystercatcher
Ruddy Turnstone
Laughing Gull
WILSON'S  PHALAROPE 
LEAST BITTERN
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx  Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
RED-NECKED  PHALAROPE
Parasitic Jaeger
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
 
     date: June 22, 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 June 22nd,  
2014. This report covers the period from June 9th to June 21st and will be  
updated in about one week.
 
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was found in Westerly at Napatree Point on the  21st.  
It was seen mid morning and not relocated.  Other birds at  Napatree 
included: 1 ROSEATE TERN, 1 RED KNOT, 8 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 3 RUDDY 
TURNSTONES 

and 1 LAUGHING GULL.
 
On the 18th, a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was discovered at Succotash Marsh in  
Jerusalem. It was seen for three days, just north of the parking lot for East 

Matunuck Beach, on the west side of the road.
 
In South Kingstown, along Moonstone beach Road, at Mud Pond, 2 LEAST  
BITTERNS were reported on the 20th.
 
On a dedicated pelagic to Mud Hole and Cox's Ledge on the 15th the  
following were observed: 67 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 5 GREAT SHEARWATERS, 4 MANX  
SHEARWATERS, 5 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 110 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 1 RED-NECKED  
PHALAROPE, 1 PARASITIC JAEGER and 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Re: WESTERN KINGBIRD - Napatree - 6/21
From: "Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:30:31 -0400
Western Kingbird continues; relocated by Sue Talbot. It has flown twice between 
the point on the bay side of Napatree across the harbor to the houses and back. 
Right now it's across and not in view. 


Barbara Sherman
Narragansett, RI

> On Jun 21, 2014, at 10:21, "Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Birders,
> 
> A WESTERN KINGBIRD is actively moving around the eastern end of Napatree 
Point. It was last seen around 10:17 perched on a tree north of the Misquamicut 
Club and below the large dune cut on the bay side. However, it does not stay in 
one area for more than a minute and has covered a lot of ground. Will post 
photos later. 

> 
> Good Birding,
> Tom Auer
> 
> Sent from my handheld device
> 
> 
Subject: WESTERN KINGBIRD - Napatree - 6/21
From: "Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:21:28 -0400
Birders,

A WESTERN KINGBIRD is actively moving around the eastern end of Napatree
Point. It was last seen around 10:17 perched on a tree north of the
Misquamicut Club and below the large dune cut on the bay side. However, it
does not stay in one area for more than a minute and has covered a lot of
ground. Will post photos later.

Good Birding,
Tom Auer

Sent from my handheld device
Subject: W. Phalarope & Chuck
From: "Glenn Williams gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:55:26 -0700
from Glenn and Madeleine Williams
6/19 - Succotash Marsh at previously described location -- Wilson's Phalarope 
appeared at 8pm after a 45 minute wait. 


South Kingstown, Ministerial Road -- the CHUCK-WILL'S WIDOW was more prompt at 
dusk along with 5+ EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILLS. 



Glenn Williams
Mystic, CT
Subject: Wilson's Phalarope
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:31:43 -0400
Continues  on the right, just before East Matunuck Beach.  Thanks to Tom
for finding it and many others for texting out its location.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Wilson's Phalarope in Succotash Marsh
From: "Wheelan Drew amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:59:25 -0700
Thanks to Tom Auer for finding a Wilson's Phalarope and to others who got the 
word out via text. The bird was seen all day today, 6/18 in the large pool of 
water to the north of the entrance to East Matunuck beach. When I saw it, it 
was skulking in the marsh grass along the edge, end not in the water. Might 
still be there tomorrow!! 

Drew Wheelan
Narragansett, RI
Subject: Re: Pelagic Results
From: "Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:38:32 -0400
I posted a few photos from Sunday's trip here:

http://ribird.org/galleries/4

Paul L'Etoile
South Kingstown


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Subject: Re: Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and a Red-bellied with Odd Marks
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:20:46 -0400 (EDT)
Scott, the Great Blue is an adult. A juvenile would have a black crown not 
white. The woodpecker is a Flicker with a black malar instead of 

a red malar. See Sibly's big book page 318. Thanks for looking at the N. Heron. 

Good  Birding       .........Jack Sullivan
                                                          O S B C !   
 

 

 

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From: smb5682 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS] 
To: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Mon, Jun 16, 2014 11:16 pm
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and 
a Red-bellied with Odd Marks 



 
  
    
                  

Hi All,


Many thanks to Carlos Pedro for organizing the Pelagic trip on Sunday. 


On the way back home, Christine and I stopped at Hunt's Mills in East 
Providence/Rumford to check out the Black-crowned Night Heron that Jack 
Sullivan posted and grab some shots. Very nice bird and it appears to be paired 
with another Night Heron along with Great Blue Herons. The Great Blue in the 
picture appears to be juvenile. Please correct me if I am wrong. 



One thing I did notice is what appears to be a Red-bellied Woodpecker with an 
odd black mark on its face. Any explanation as to what this could be? 



Thanks,
Scott Borowy

    
             

  

Subject: Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and a Red-bellied with Odd Marks
From: "dk dk-shopper AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:02:09 -0400
Those are great photos; thanks for sharing.
Your woodpecker is a Northern Flicker.  Notice also the tan back.


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Subject: Re: "8976 Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !" and a Red-bellied with Odd Marks
From: "smb5682 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Jun 2014 20:16:17 -0700
Hi All,
 

 Many thanks to Carlos Pedro for organizing the Pelagic trip on Sunday. 
 

 On the way back home, Christine and I stopped at Hunt's Mills in East 
Providence/Rumford to check out the Black-crowned Night Heron 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RIBIRDS/conversations/messages/8976 that 
Jack Sullivan posted and grab some shots. Very nice bird and it appears to be 
paired with another Night Heron along with Great Blue Herons. The Great Blue in 
the picture appears to be juvenile. Please correct me if I am wrong. 

 

 One thing I did notice is what appears to be a Red-bellied Woodpecker with an 
odd black mark on its face. Any explanation as to what this could be? 

 

 Thanks,
 Scott Borowy
Subject: Birding in Burrillville Today
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Jun 2014 19:20:28 -0700
Today, I hiked and bushwhacked near or along a section of the Clear River 
(outflow from Wallum Lake) in Burrillville. Among the more common nesting 
species in RI were some less common ones: 2 Winter Wrens heard singing, 1 
Blue-headed Vireo, 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler, and 1 Canada Warbler. Other 
notables were Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Northern 
Waterthrush, and Broad-winged Hawk. eBird checklist, including embedded 
recordings and photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18812617 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18812617 

 

 -DP
  
Subject: Pelagic Results
From: "CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 9:00:53 -0400
On a dedicated Pelagic yesterday to Mud Hole and the Coxes Ledge Area with 32 
participants 

on the Admiral Frances out of Galilee - 67 Cory's, 5 Great, 4 Manx and 5 Sooty 
Shearwaters, 110 Wilson's 

Storm-petrels, 1 very cooperative Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Lesser Black-backed 
Gull and 1 Parasitic Jaeger. Also, 5 Fin Whales and 1 Tiger Swallowtail 
Butterfly 25 miles from Pt. Judith. 

 
Carlos Pedro 



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Subject: OSBC walk this morning at Trustom Pond
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:00:28 -0400
7 birders joined walk leader Dan Berard for a wonderful learning experience
about how a breeding bird survey is conducted.  We looked for breeding
behaviors and identified the appropriate behavior from a provided list for
each observed species. Behaviors were classed as "confirmed", "probable",
"possible" breeders and "observed".  For me, this walk open a new door into
a world of bird watching.  A few of the highlights: observing a yellow
warbler nest with adults feeding babies, a red-winged black bird female
building a nest, and hearing blue-grey gnatcatcher young in the nest.
Thanks Dan and fellow birders for a great morning at Trustom.  



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Subject: The Ocean State Bird Club is now open for membership
From: "Michael Gow gunnergow AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:14:11 -0700 (PDT)
The leadership team of the OSBC is thrilled to announce that The Ocean State 
Bird Club is now accepting members to its club. Please visit our website for 
membership information including an online membership form and option to pay 
your membership fee using PayPal. The annual cost of membership is $15 for 
household. As our club enters a new phase of existence, also please consider 
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Subject: Birds and Beers Gathering
From: "snoozin50 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Jun 2014 09:51:21 -0700
Please join us for a casual gathering to raise our glasses (beer glasses not 
bins!) together! 


Thursday, June 19th --- 6:30 pm

Doherty's, 342 East Avenue, Pawtucket

Share your spring sightings and anticipate what you hope to see this summer and 
fall. Enjoy Doherty's huge collection of brews and foods as you wish. 


rsvp please iamMrsBradley AT hotmail.com so she can give Doherty's an idea of how 
many will be attending. 


 

 Thanks!
 

 Sue Dunn
 Ocean State Bird Club
 

Subject: Birds and Beers Gathering, Thursday, June 19th
From: "snoozin50 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Jun 2014 09:45:30 -0700
Please join us for a casual gathering to raise our glasses (beer glasses not 
bins!) together! 


Thursday, June 19th --- 6:30 pm

Doherty's, 342 East Avenue, Pawtucket

Share your spring sightings and anticipate what you hope to see this summer and 
fall. Enjoy Doherty's huge collection of brews and foods as you wish. 


rsvp please iamMrsBradley AT hotmail.com so she can give Doherty's an idea of how 
many will be attending. 


 

 Thanks!
 

 Sue Dunn
 Ocean State Bird Club
 

Subject: Pelagic Sunday June 15
From: "CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 8:31:07 -0400
There is a dedicated Pelagic scheduled to depart this Sunday, June 15 from the
Frances Fleet Dock in Galilee. Due to 3 last minute cancellations there is 
space 

available for anyone who may be interested. We will depart at 7 AM and return 
to the Dock at 

3:30 PM. The cost of the trip is $100. We will go to the Mud Hole and Cox's 
Ledge areas. 

Hoped for on the trip are Sooty, Great, Cory's and Manx Shearwaters, Wilson's 
Storm-Petrel, 

Parasitic and Pomarine Jaegers, South Polar Skua and Northern Fulmar.

If anyone is interested please e-mail me as soon as possible at 
dcpedro AT cox.net. 


Carlos Pedro


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Subject: Re: Nesting Green Herons
From: "'John Magill' johnmagill AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:15:13 -0400
Dean,

I live near there (N. Quidnessett Rd) and would like to see them. Is Bay Ridge 
across from Chianti's? 


John Magill

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From: "dtylerphoto AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" 
Date: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 7:54 pm
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Nesting Green Herons
To: 

The is a pond near my house in Bay Ridge (Potomomut near Goddard Park) that has 
a pair of nesting green herons. We have been watching night herons at the pond 
too. I noticed two on the shore close together and wonder if they are nesting 
too. The green herons are interesting to watch and pretty visible from the 
road. I don't know how common this is, but thought I would pass it on. 


Best regards,
Dean
 

Subject: Nesting Green Herons
From: "dtylerphoto AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Jun 2014 16:54:27 -0700
The is a pond near my house in Bay Ridge (Potomomut near Goddard Park) that has 
a pair of nesting green herons. We have been watching night herons at the pond 
too. I noticed two on the shore close together and wonder if they are nesting 
too. The green herons are interesting to watch and pretty visible from the 
road. I don't know how common this is, but thought I would pass it on. 


Best regards,
Dean
 

Subject: Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:19:09 -0400
At the Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown this morning from 7:30 to 11:00.


 

Starting at the Old Mill Road parking lot, we were greeted by a Prairie
Warbler who was kind enough to perch on the electrical wires and give us a
view. Walking directly to the meadow, we walked the perimeter. The first
northeasterly path gave us the Alder Flycatcher in the trees to the right
almost immediately. First we heard it calling, and advancing cautiously,
were able to get a look at it perched for a few moments before it flew. We
heard it calling for another five minutes as we continued around the field.
At the first bend there was a Gr. Crested Flycatcher perched in the open for
a good view. The back stretch of the perimeter gave us 1 Field Sparrow, 1
Chipping Sparrow, 2 Indigo Buntings,  1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Bl.-winged Warbler
(heard), and another Prairie Warbler (more were heard). The last stretch
brought us back to the starting point where we saw a hen Turkey in the
middle of the meadow, and a pair of Ea. Bluebirds (the male was on a box in
the middle of the field, the other box seemed occupied by a tree swallow).
Luckily, a few fellow birders with a spotting scope were waiting there, and
were able to spot a Grasshopper Sparrow out in the meadow singing from a low
perch. The striped crown and other field marks were quite clear. 

 

Hiking through the woods found us another Gr.-crested Flycatcher, an Ea.
Wood Pewee, and some mating Chipping Sparrows. We also found a group of 6
Cedar Waxwings who seemed to be excitedly flying about and poking at the
nests of tent caterpillars. At first we thought they were feeding, but
photos made it clear that they were gathering the silk of the tents,
presumably to line nests? Photos of Gr. Crested Flycatcher, Cedar Waxwing
and Ea. Wood Pewee. 

 

Seen today:

 

2 Ea. Bluebird

2 Indigo Bunting

2 No. Cardinal

4 Gray Catbird

1 Bl.-Capped Chickadee

2 Gr. Crested Flycatcher

1 Alder Flycatcher (seen and heard)

many Ovenbird (heard)

2 Ea. Wood Pewee

4 Chipping Sparrow

1 Field Sparrow

1 Grasshopper Sparrow

2 Tree Swallow

1 Br. Thrasher

Wood Thrush (heard)

Hermit Thrush (heard)

2 Ea. Towhee

1 Wild Turkey hen

2 Red-eyed Vireo (heard)

1 Bl.-winged Warbler (heard)

2 Prairie Warbler (others heard)

8 Cedar Waxwing

2 Com. Yellowthroat (heard)

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 No. Flicker

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, June 8, 2014ri
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:29:06 -0400 (EDT)
 
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* June 8, 2014
*  RIRI1406.08
 
- Birds mentioned
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER 
ALDER  FLYCATCHER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
Common Raven
Yellow-billed  Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Bluebird
Brown Thrasher
BLACK  SKIMMER 
Red Knot
PILEATED WOODPECKER
Little Blue Heron
Solitary  Sandpiper
LEAST BITTERN 
POMARINE JAEGER
NORTHERN FULMAR
Greater  Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Cory's Shearwater
Wilson's  Storm-Petrel
RED-NEKCED PHALAROPE
Northern Gannet
Roseate Tern
 
     date: June 8, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_DLSaint AT aol_ (mailto:DLSaint AT aol) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org/) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for June 8th,  
2014. This report covers the period from June 1st to June 8th and will be  
updated in about one week.
 
A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found in Charlestown, at the Francis Carter 
 Preserve on the 3rd.  Found in the morning, the bird was seen well into 
the  afternoon, however it was not present the next 
day.  On the 7th, an ALDER FLYCATCHER was found there.  Other  highlights 
this past week included: 3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 1  
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 1 BLACK BILLED CUCKOO, 2 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and 1 BROWN  
THRASHER.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly, a BLACK SKIMMER was seen on the 3rd, 4th and 
 the 8th. One or two RED KNOTS have also been observed there this week 
along with  more common shorebirds.
 
A BLACK SKIMMER was also found at the tidal flats in Ninigret Pond at the  
Charlestown Breachway on the 8th.  This bird could be seen from Grassy  
Point at Ninigret NWR.
 
In Johnston, 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS were seen near Snake Den Park on the  
7th.  Another PILEATED WOODPECKER report came from Maxwell Mays Refuge in  
Coventry on the 2nd.
 
A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Allen's Harbor in North Kingstown on the  
3rd.
 
In Exeter, at a farm pond along Ten Rod Road, a SOLITARY SANDPIPER  
continues to be reported.
 
At Trustom Pond NWR, a LEAST BITTERN was seen again this week from Otter  
Point.
 
Finally, birds seen on a dedicated pelagic to Cox's ledge on the 1st  
included: 1 POMARINE JAEGER, 12 NORTHERN FULMARS, 20 GREATER SHEARWATERS, 30  
SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 30 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 2 
RED-NEKCED  PHALAROPES, 6 NORTHERN GANNETS and 3 ROSEATE TERNS.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Re: Black Skimmer Still Present
From: "Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:49:39 -0400
The Black Skimmer continues, currently being viewed from Grassy Point.

Barbara Sherman
Narragansett, RI

> On Jun 8, 2014, at 13:36, "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Charlestown Breachway on flats, should be able to see from Grassy Point. 
Originally found by Jim Murphy around 10:14 & posted by Carlos Pedro at 11:00. 

> 
> Barbara Gearhart
> Jan St.Jean
> 
> 
Subject: Black Skimmer Still Present
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 13:36:29 -0400
Charlestown Breachway on flats, should be able to see from Grassy Point.
Originally found by Jim Murphy around 10:14 & posted by Carlos  Pedro at
11:00.

Barbara Gearhart
Jan St.Jean
Subject: Francis Carter Preserve, Charlestown 6/7
From: "Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 18:40:52 -0400
Highlights at Francis Carter Preserve (TNC), Charlestown on 6/7 from 7:30-9:00 
AM were 2 calling Common Ravens, 3 singing Grasshopper Sparrows and 1 singing 
Alder Flycatcher. Participants were: Carlos Pedro, Dylan Pedro, Chris Sidler, 
and David Wallis. 


Barbara Sherman
Narragansett, RI

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Subject: Breeding Plumage Black-crowned Night Heron !
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 11:42:01 -0400 (EDT)
At mid-morning today, there was a Night Heron at the falls just below the dam 
at Hunts Mills in Rumford. This bird refused to leave it's 

hunting spot at the edge of a large rock in spite of the fact that there were 
people around. It's the first one I've seen in a year or so. 

At one time not too long ago they were very common. I remember about 5 or 6 
years counting about 20 birds during late summer at the northern end of the 
Reservoir. Their numbers are down significantly for whatever reason. 


Jack Sullivan
Rumford, RI.  
Subject: BIRDS & BEER
From: "Marge Bradley margebradley53 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:05:44 -0400
A casual gathering to raise our glasses (beer glasses not bins!) together!

Thursday, June 19th --- 6:30 pm

Doherty's, 342 East Avenue, Pawtucket

share your spring sightings and anticipate what you hope to see this summer
and fall.

rsvp iamMrsBradley AT hotmail.com.   so I can give Doherty's an idea of how
many will be attending.
Subject: Confirming Ravens at URI
From: "hickssj AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Jun 2014 09:01:48 -0700
Folks-I have noticed in the last couple of months Ravens flying around campus, 
especially around the Chafee building. Yesterday I spotted a Raven fly onto the 
high rise portion of Chafee and feed one of its young. I don't know if they 
nested up there or whether they had fledged and landed their to hang out for a 
while. Nice to see so many Ravens in RI. I'll try to get pictures and if I do, 
I'll post them. 
Subject: Napatree this morning [3 Attachments]
From: "Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:44:20 -0400
<*>[Attachment(s) from Don Heitzmann included below]

Early this morning, during low tide at Napatree, on the bay side, there were a 
large number of Semipalmated Sandpipers, as well as a couple of dozen Ruddy 
Turnstones. Plovers included 7 Piping, 3 Black-bellied, and 4 Semipalmated. 
There was one Red Knot (two had been reported in prior days), one Black 
Skimmer, and a single Sanderling in breeding plumage, which was a new sight for 
me. Other birds of note included a single Spotted Sandpiper, many Common and 
Least Terns, and both Barn and Bank Swallows. Some not-so-great pictures 
attached. 


I stopped at Carter to look for the flycatcher, between about 10 and 11 a.m., 
but just as others have reported from this morning, it was not to be seen. 

- Don Heitzmann


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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker, Hillsdale Rd, Richmond
From: "Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:10:29 -0400
After dipping on the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, I strolled along some back
roads on my way to my mother-in-laws house in Exeter.Had the windows down
trying to pick up new state birds while I was down here. Had a Pileated
calling so I pulled over knowing they flag in RI. I was able to snap a few
photos that are in the below checklists. Also Tripps Corner Rd was just
awesome. I had at least 7!! Hooded Warblers. On top of that a Barred Owl
calling, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Red-shouldered Hawk among some other
things. Turned out to be a good trip!

Hillsdale
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18685557

Tripps
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18684335

Justin Lawson
Millbury, MA
My Wildlife Photos/Videos
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Subject: OSBC Napatree 6/5 Cancelled
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:22:49 -0400
Hello everyone,

Due to weather, the OSBC trip to Napatree tomorrow (6/5) is cancelled.

We are looking to reschedule the trip, so stay tuned.

Remember to check our website for more trips and events!

OceanStateBirdClub.org

- Dan Berard
  Douglas, Ma
Subject: NO Scissor-tailed Flycatcher today
From: "Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:34:46 -0400
Thought I'd pass the negative report on so no one else drives an over an
hour to look for yesterday's scissor tailed at Francis Carter Preserve.

Justin Lawson
Millbury, Ma
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Subject: Pelagic June 1
From: "'Pam Hunt' biodiva AT myfairpoint.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:43:09 -0400
Apologies for the delay in posting this, but I'm guessing it's still useful
for folks!

 

On Saturday I participated in a pelagic aboard the "Snappa," led by Charles
Avenengo, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Wilson
Ornithological Society and Association of Field Ornithologists. We left the
dock in Galilee around 0600 and returned a little after 1400. We ended up
some 30-35 miles southeast, a little beyond Cox's Ledge.

 

Once we cleared Block Island, bird activity started to pick up, although
there were rarely high numbers of any pelagics. Overall, however, we had
great diversity and excellent looks. Species list as follows (includes birds
within Block Island)

 

Common Loon 15

Northern Fulmar 14

Great Shearwater 12

Sooty Shearwater 25

Cory's Shearwater 2

Wilson's Storm-Petrel 25

Northern Gannet 5

Phalarope sp. (probably Red-necked) 3

Pomarine Jaeger 1 adult

Herring Gull 30+

Great Black-backed Gull 10+

Common Tern 2

Roseate Tern 3

Barn Swallow 1

 

We also had a couple of excellent looks at Blue Sharks.

 

Pam Hunt

Concord, NH

 

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the world."

      - Alexander von Humboldt

 
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:10:36 -0400
A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is being seen at Carter Preserve in Charlestown. 
The bird is pale, a hint of salmon color on the flanks but it has a short, 
broken tail. 


Jan St.Jean
Dan Finizia
Sue Talbot
Drew Wheelan 

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Subject: Little Blue Heron
From: "Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:47:18 -0400
At Allen's Harbor in North Kingstown, 1 Little Blue Heron and a few Common 
Terns off the beach there. 


Jan St.Jean
Chepachet, RI

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Subject: Pawtucket Peregrine Falcon pics, 6/1
From: "kab2769 AT ymail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Jun 2014 17:30:31 -0700
I've added 5 new images from this morning, 6/1, to my Pawtucket Peregrines 
album on Flickr. They are the most recent in the set. Both parents made 
deliveries, and all four chicks were visible at times, including one youngster 
alternating between stomping around and flat out sleeping on the ledge directly 
below the nest box. 

 

 Pawtucket Peregrines 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maiabird/sets/72157630087323332/ 


 
 
 Pawtucket Peregrines 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maiabird/sets/72157630087323332/show maia bird's 
Pawtucket Peregrines set 

 
 
 
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 Kathleen Bartels
 Pawtucket and Rehoboth
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, June 1, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:08:47 -0400 (EDT)
 
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* June 1, 2014
*  RIRI1406.01
 
- Birds mentioned
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
COMMON GALLLINULE 
LEAST  BITTERN 
KENTUCKY WARBLER 
MOURNING WARBLER 
ALDER  FLYCATCHER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Bald Eagle
Magnolia  Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Indigo  Bunting
Swainson's Thrush
Little Blue Heron
Clapper Rail
GRASSHOPPER  SPARROW 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
BLACK VULTURE
Common Raven
Acadian  Flycatcher
Hooded Warbler
Black-billed Cuckoo
Broad-winged  Hawk
Least Flycatcher
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern  Waterthrush
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Prairie  Warbler
Field Sparrow
 
     date: June 1, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_DLSaint AT aol_ (mailto:DLSaint AT aol) )
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Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for June 1st,  
2014. This report is from May 25th to June 1st and will be updated in about 
one  week.
 
On the 29th, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found in Cumberland, at the  
Cumberland Monastery.  It was active and calling and was easily viewed from  
the parking lot behind the senior center.  The bird only stayed for a  little 
over an hour.
 
At Trustom Pond NWR in South Kingstown, a COMMON GALLLINULE was observed  
from Osprey Point on the 29th.  A LEAST BITTERN was seen from Otter Point  on 
the 31st.
 
Swan Point Cemetery in Providence saw a late push of migrants this  week.  
On the 27th, a KENTUCKY WARBLER and a MOURNING WARBLER were singing  near 
the Seekonk river at the north east end of the 
property.  Also that day, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS and 1 YELLOW-BELLIED  
FLYCATCHER were reported. The YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATHCER was first seen on the 
25th 

and again on the 26th.  On the 26th, a female MOURNING WARBLER was  seen.  
Other sightings from Swan Point this past week included: 1 BALD  EAGLE, 1 
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 1 CANADA WARBLER, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, several  BLACKPOLL 
WARBLERS, 1 INDIGO BUNTING and 1 SWAINSON'S THRUSH.
 
In Jamestown, a LITTLE BLUE HERON was found at Sheffield Cove on the  31st.
 
A CLAPPER RAIL was recorded on the 25th, in Narragansett, at the Galilee  
Bird Sanctuary.
 
In Charlestown, at Francis Carter Preserve, 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW are being 
 seen, close to the trail at the south east corner.  Also seen there was 1  
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 1 BLACK VULTURE and 2 
COMMON RAVENS.
 
Breeding birds seen along the Ben Utter Trail in Arcadia State Park in West 
 Greenwich included: 1 ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 2 HOODED WARBLERS, 1 
YELLOW-BILLED  CUCKOO and 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.
 
Finally, at Buck Hill MA in Burrilliville, 1 BLACK VULTURE, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 
 COMMON RAVEN, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWK, 3 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, 7 LEAST 
FLYCATCHERS,  1 LOUISANA WATERTHRUSH, 2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, 2 CHESTNUT-SIDED 
WARBLERS, 4  BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS 6 PRAIRIE WARBLERS, 1 FIELD SPARROW 
and 1 INDIGO  BUNTING.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Birding Today
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 31 May 2014 18:10:32 -0700
Starting at the Ben Utter Trail and thereabouts at Arcadia SP in West 
Greenwich, with Carlos Pedro leading the OSBC walk. Highlights include: 

 -1 Acadian Flycatcher
 -2 Hooded Warblers
 -1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
 -1 Black-billed Cuckoo
 -1 Black-throated Green Warbler
 -5-6 Purple Martins feeding around the nearby residential area
 Later in the day at Trustom Pond in South Kingstown, with Scott Tsagarikis 
joining us: 

 -1 First-year male Purple Finch singing by the feeders
 -1 Willow Flycatcher on Farm Pond
 -2 Gadwall, perhaps nesting on Trustom Pond or Mud Pond somewhere
 On Mud Pond:
 -2 Marsh Wrens, singing
 Later at Burlingame North in Charlestown:
 -1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, actively creating nesting material by breaking twigs 
off of treetops 

 -3-4 Black-throated Green Warblers
 At Long and Ell Pond Woods in Hopkinton:
 -1 Chesnut-sided Warbler, singing
 

 Good Birding,
 -DP
 

 

Subject: Buck Hill WMA
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 May 2014 13:15:46 -0700
At Buck Hill Management in Burrillville this morning, there were still a fair 
amount of birds around, most of them residents. 

 Highlights include:
 -1 Black Vulture
 -2 Red-shouldered Hawks
 -1 Broad-winged Hawk
 -1 Red-tailed Hawk
 -3 Black-billed Cuckoos, two of which I witnessed copulating
 -3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
 -3 Hairy Woodpeckers
 -7 Least Flycatchers (all around the marsh)
 -2 Eastern Phoebes, one occupying a nest
 -5 Yellow-throated Vireos (again, around the marsh)
 -3 Fish Crow, harassing the Black Vulture, or perhaps just following it around 

 -3 Hermit Thrush
 -5 Veerys (Veeries?)
 -1-2 Louisiana Waterthrush
 -2 Northern Waterthrush
 -2 Chestnut-sided Warblers
 -4 Black-throated Blue Warblers
 -4 Pine Warblers
 -6 Prairie Warblers
 -1 Field Sparrow
 -1 Scarlet Tanager
 -1 Indigo Bunting, near a couple of the fields there
 On or near Wallum Lake,
 -1 Double-crested Cormorant
 -1 Purple Finch
Subject: Pawtucket Peregrine Falcons [1 Attachment]
From: "kab2769 AT ymail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 May 2014 16:36:52 -0700
There are four nestlings in the nestbox on Pawtucket City Hall. In the attached 
grainy image, you can see three heads, and the fourth is stretching its wings 
in the back. 

 

 Kathleen Bartels
 Pawtucket
Subject: Olive-sided Flaycatcher
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 09:40:33 -0400
At Monestary in Cumberland.  behind senior center. Seen and calling.

Barbara Gearhart
Jan St.Jean
Carlos Pedro
Subject: Dedicated Pelagic June 15
From: "CATLEY/PEDRO dcpedro AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 20:51:29 -0400
Giving it another try for a dedicated pelagic. I have scheduled a day Pelagic 
with 

the Frances Fleet for Sunday, June 15, 2014. This is the only June date 
available from the Frances Fleet. It is Father's Day but I am hoping we can 
still make a go of it. 
 
We will depart the Frances Fleet Dock out of Galilee, RI on board one of their 
larger fishing boats at 7 AM 

and return at 3:30 PM. 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 for 30 of us will be 
$100 each. 

This includes a 10% tip for the crew. 
 
Birds during this time should include Great, Cory's, Sooty and Manx 
Shearwaters, Wilson's Storm-petrel. 

Hoped for and possible are Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, South Polar Skua, 
Northern Fulmar and Leech's Storm-petrel.  
 
Boat Information and directions to the Dock can be obtained by Googling 
'Frances 

Fleet". Sightings on past trips can be found at Paul Letoile's Website 
'RIBIRD'. 

 
If you are interested please e-mail me at dcpedro AT cox.net as soon as possible 
to 

reserve your spot. 
Thanks for making these trips possible. 
 
Carlos Pedro 


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Subject: Audubon's Eppley Wildlife Refuge walk has been canceled
From: "travelernewspapers AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 May 2014 10:36:39 -0700
 Audubon's Thursday morning bird walk at the Eppley Wildlife Refuge has been 
canceled. 

 

 

Subject: peregrine falcon banding day
From: "Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 17:15:08 -0400
Hi everyone,

Here are photos and narrative from today's banding of three peregrine falcon 
nestlings in downtown Providence. 

http://www.providenceraptors.com/?p=6546

It's my favorite day of the year!
Thank you for checking out the series.
best,
Peter



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Subject: Re: Sunday morning at Caratunk
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 21:53:46 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks for trying,guys !    .....Jack S.
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
To: ribirds 
Sent: Mon, May 26, 2014 9:30 pm
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Sunday morning at Caratunk [6 Attachments]


 
  
    
                            
[Attachment(s) from Marc Gousie included below]
                    

The day started out with hopeful weather, but the sky soon deteriorated to 
thick clouds and scattered light showers. At Caratunk, that meant waiting at 
intervals under the trees on the trail around the first field, where the trees 
and shrubs form a few “tunnels,” where birders and hordes of mosquitos can 
get a little protection from the rain. Immediately, we missed seeing the 
bluebirds that were here in some number last year at this time. Starlings had 
taken over the Kestrel house, and all the other houses that were being used 
were occupied by Tree Swallows, with the exception of house #3 (behind the 
barn) which was hosting a pair of House Wrens. It was clear by the time we 
circled the first field that we would be seeing many Yellow Warblers, which 
were calling constantly, although the wet weather seemed to be keeping the 
birds down. 

 
From t he second field (House Wrens also using a nesting box at the far end, 
but no bluebirds) we circled Muskrat Pond, adding 4 Cedar Waxwings, 2 Warbling 
Vireos, a family of Canada Geese (4 goslings) and more Yellows. The rain seemed 
to have stopped for good, and as we headed uphill to the meadow trail, the bird 
activity started picking up. Walking the narrow trail we found 2 Blue-winged 
Warblers and then, suddenly, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos who were feeding from a 
big nest of Tent Caterpillars. 

 
As we reached the observation deck an Indigo Bunting flew from the small tree 
there down into the meadow where it posed for a while, singing to the 
accompaniment of Yellow and Blue-winged Warblers. Circling back through the 
swamp to the main trail we spooked a hen Turkey which took off running. Another 
one in the sparse woods bottomland near the stream also ran away. 

 
< p class="MsoNormal">Climbing up to the power lines we walked to the left down 
the easement and right away had a low flyover of a Cooper’s Hawk. Walking 
north and south (following the power lines) we got a brief look at another 
cuckoo (unsure of species), more Blue-winged and Yellow Warblers, 2 
Yellowthroats, and 2 Ovenbirds calling. A possible sighting of a Worm-eating 
Warbler (we were trying, Jack) wasn’t confirmed. 


 
Thanks,
 
Marc Gousie
Danielle Gousie
Marie LoPresti

    
             

  
Subject: Sunday morning at Caratunk [6 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 21:29:45 -0400
The day started out with hopeful weather, but the sky soon deteriorated to
thick clouds and scattered light showers. At Caratunk, that meant waiting at
intervals under the trees on the trail around the first field, where the
trees and shrubs form a few "tunnels," where birders and hordes of mosquitos
can get a little protection from the rain. Immediately, we missed seeing the
bluebirds that were here in some number last year at this time. Starlings
had taken over the Kestrel house, and all the other houses that were being
used were occupied by Tree Swallows, with the exception of house #3 (behind
the barn) which was hosting a pair of House Wrens. It was clear by the time
we circled the first field that we would be seeing many Yellow Warblers,
which were calling constantly, although the wet weather seemed to be keeping
the birds down. 

 

From the second field (House Wrens also using a nesting box at the far end,
but no bluebirds) we circled Muskrat Pond, adding 4 Cedar Waxwings, 2
Warbling Vireos, a family of Canada Geese (4 goslings) and more Yellows. The
rain seemed to have stopped for good, and as we headed uphill to the meadow
trail, the bird activity started picking up. Walking the narrow trail we
found 2 Blue-winged Warblers and then, suddenly, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos who
were feeding from a big nest of Tent Caterpillars.

 

As we reached the observation deck an Indigo Bunting flew from the small
tree there down into the meadow where it posed for a while, singing to the
accompaniment of Yellow and Blue-winged Warblers. Circling back through the
swamp to the main trail we spooked a hen Turkey which took off running.
Another one in the sparse woods bottomland near the stream also ran away.  

 

Climbing up to the power lines we walked to the left down the easement and
right away had a low flyover of a Cooper's Hawk. Walking north and south
(following the power lines) we got a brief look at another cuckoo (unsure of
species), more Blue-winged and Yellow Warblers, 2 Yellowthroats, and 2
Ovenbirds calling. A possible sighting of a Worm-eating Warbler (we were
trying, Jack) wasn't confirmed.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti
Subject: Winter Wren
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 15:27:09 -0400
At Pulaski Park in West Glocester, there was a singing Winter Wren along the 
stream. 


Along Ponaganset Rd in Foster, 1 Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 
1 Yellow-throated Vireo, several Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. 
Last week Cathy Gim and I saw the Louisiana Waterthrush below the waterfall. It 
was not vocalizing today, but there is probably a pair breeding there. 


Jan St.Jean
Chepachet, RI

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Subject: Hawk ID help?
From: "Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:53:36 -0400
Took these pictures couple days ago and the white cap is confusing me.

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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, May 25, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:33 -0400 (EDT)
 
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* May 25, 2014
*  RIRI1405.25
 
- Birds mentioned
CERULEAN WARBLER 
SUMMER TANAGER
Tennessee  Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-BELLIED  FLYCATCHER 
ALDER FLYCATCHER 
Yellow-throated Vireo
Magnolia  Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian  Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Indigo Bunting
TRUMPETER  SWAN
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
Clapper Rail
American Bittern
CLIFF SWALLOW  
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
LEAST BITTERN 
Little Blue  Heron
Brant
White-rumped Sandpiper
Red Knot
Short-billed  Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
American Oystercatcher
Ruddy  Turnstone
Roseate Tern
MOURNING WARBLER 
TRICOLORED  HERON
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
American Golden  Plover
Merlin
Broad-winged Hawk
Bald Eagle
Solitary  Sandpiper
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Laughing Gull
Orchard Oriole
Cape  May Warbler
 
     date: May 25, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_DLSaint AT aol_ (mailto:DLSaint AT aol) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org/) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for May 25th,  
2014. This report is from May 18th to May 25th and will be updated in about 
one  week.
 
A CERULEAN WARBLER was found at Miantonomi park in Newport on the  18th.  
This bird was seen for 3 days.  Other highlights included: 2  SUMMER 
TANAGERS, 2 TENNESSEE WARBELERS, 2 BAY-BREASTED, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 1  CANADA 
WARBLER and 1 BLACKPOLL.
 
On the 24th, a CERULEAN WARBLER was found at Swan Point Cemetery in  
Providence, and seen only that day. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was spotted 
there 

on the 25th, and an ALDER FLYCATCHER was singing at the south end of the  
cemetery on the 21st.  Other sightings included: 1 YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 1  
TENNESSE WARBLER, 8 MAGNOLIA WARBLERS, 13 BLACKPOLL, 2 CHESTNUT-SIDED, 2  
BAY=BREASTED, 1 WILSON'S, 1 BLACKBURNIAN, 1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and an INDIGO 
 BUNTING.  The TRUMPETER SWAN continues to be located on the Seekonk  River.
 
Two GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS returned to the managed field at Francis Carter  
Preserve in Charlestown this past week, first reported on the 22nd.
 
At the Galilee Bird Sanctuary in Narragansett, 2 CLAPPER RAILS and an  
AMERICN BITTERN were found.
 
On the 19th, a CLIFF SWALLOW was observed at Sachuest Saltmarsh in  
Middletown.
 
In Jamestown, 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen in Marsh Meadows on  
the 22nd.
 
At Trustom Pond NWR, a LEAST BITTERN was seen at Otter Point on the 22nd,  
and a LITTLE BLUE HERON was observed from Osprey Point on the 17th.
 
Highlights from Napatree Point in Westerly this week included: 9 BRANT, 2  
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 3 RED KNOTS, 12 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 4 SPOTTED  
SANPIPERS, 6 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 96 RUDDY TURNSTONES, and 3 ROSEATE  
TERNS.
 
On the 18th, a MOURNING WARBLER was seen at High Rock Farm in  Cumberland.
 
Finally, on Block Island, the following birds were reported: 2 TRICOLORED  
HERONS, 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 1 YELLOW-CROWNED  
NIGHT-HERON, 4 GLOSSY IBIS, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 1 MERLIN, 3 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULL, 

2  LAUGHING GULLS, 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES, 1 CAPE MAY WARLBER, 2 BLACKBURNIAN 
WARBLERS,  3 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS and 14 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Swan Point Sunday morning
From: "'Marc Gousie' marc AT meimeiandme.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 16:52:40 -0400
Swan Point on a solidly overcast, rain-spitting, very chilly morning.

 

SW corner: On the road approaching the chapel 2 flyby cuckoos. Too overcast
and dark to tell the species. Trees and bushes in this area yielded 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 Warbling Vireo, 1 Am. Redstart (fem.), 1 Canada
Warbler

(seen in two different trees, or, possibly, two). There was nothing on the
path but  1 Wood Thrush singing from the top of a dead tree.

 

NW corner: The glade near the corner gave us nothing, but pushing deeper
into the woods (near the burnt area) gave us another Warbling Vireo,  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 1 Com. Yellowthroat (heard),
2 Ovenbirds (heard), 4 Tennessee Warblers, and 1 Wilson's Warbler. 

 

Despite walking the road down to the water to the corner, there was no sign
or sound of the Cerulean Warbler seen the previous afternoon. 

 

It was only as we left that the sky began to break up and a little blue
appeared.

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie
Subject: OSBC June Schedule
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 19:02:03 -0400
Good evening everyone,

The Ocean State Bird Club's June schedule will be on our website soon, and
I am posting it here as well so get out your calendars!

We have more excellent leaders as well as some unique trips and we're
working on adding a few more, so please stay tuned!

Here is the schedule -

June 1, Sunday

Buck Hill Management Area, Burrilville. 8am, Morning trip.

Buck Hill contains unique habitat within RI being part of a large
continuous forest that extends into Ma as Douglas State Forest.  Because of
this, it is also a unique place to bird. We will meet in the parking lot
located 2.2 miles from the junction of Rte 100 and Buck Hill Rd, look for a
dirt road after the sign.

Leader: Jan StJean – DLSaint AT aol.com

June 5, Thursday

Napatree Point, Westerly. 7:30am, Morning trip.

Napatree Point is one of RI’s shorebirding hot spots. We will walk out to
the point in search of migrant spring shorebirds. Be prepared to walk on
sand. Park on the street, we will meet at the entrance.

Leader: Jan StJean – DLSaint AT aol.com

June 8, Sunday

Mount Hope Farm, Bristol. 7:30am, Morning trip.

Mount Hope Farm is a beautifully maintained historic site with great
birding opportunities. We will meet at the Trail Parking Lot located 500ft
south of the main entrance on South Pasture Rd.

Leader: Lauren Parmelee

June 15, Sunday

Trustom Pond NWR Search for Nesting Birds. 7am to noon.

In this trip, we will concentrate on looking for and confirming nesting
birds. Trustom Pond NWR offers a variety of habitats and we will spend time
in each one seeing which species we can confirm nesting. Due to the nature
of the trip, this will require a lot of patience as we watch for courtship
behavior, nest building, nests and young for each possible nesting species
we encounter. At the end of the trip, we will make a list of each species
recorded along with their ‘best evidence’.

RSVP’ing is recommended

We will meet at the Tower Hill Park N Ride in South Kingstown at 6:30am to
carpool to Trustom for 7am.

Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend.

See you in the field!

Dan Berard

Douglas, Ma
Subject: Help with Bird ID [2 Attachments]
From: "rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 May 2014 09:51:16 -0700
Took these pictures today Melville Pond area. This a new bird for me and I am 
thinking Alder or Willow Flycatcher. Could some of you confirm this for me. 

 Thank You,
 Rod
Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-Herons
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 15:50:05 -0400
A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at Marsh Meadows in Jamestown this 
morning by Wayne M and Barbara S. When Barbara G and I arrived later in the 
morning, there were 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in the 

channel on the east side of the road.

Jan St.Jean


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