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Painted Snipe,©Jan Wilczur

2 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 1, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
02 Sep Invitation to bird exhibit ["delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Sep Quicksand Pond, Little Compton ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
31 Aug single Golden Plover ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
31 Aug Stilt Sandpiper ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Aug Short-billed Dowitcher [1 Attachment] ["pete rawlings pfrawlings AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Aug American Golden Plovers continue ["'John and Alexandra La Force' woonpuffin AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Aug Block Island today [2 Attachments] ["Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Aug MA Pelagic opportunity (Sept 27-28) ["nbonomo AT stonehill.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Aug American Golden-Plovers ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Aug OSBC's September Schedule ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Aug Birding celebration in nearby Mass. [1 Attachment] ["Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Aug Breachway ["Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Aug Re: Gulls acting like Swifts ["Glenn Williams gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Aug RE: Gulls acting like Swifts ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Aug Gulls acting like Swifts ["dtylerphoto AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Aug Buff-breasted ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 Aug Goosewing Beach, Quicksand Pond [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 Aug Goosewing Beach, Quicksand Pond [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
25 Aug A Decent Push of Passerines ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
23 Aug Oystercatchers and Marbled Godwits ["ljn12208 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
22 Aug Western and Baird's Sandpiper, American Bittern ["Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Aug Baird's Sandpiper ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Aug Ninigret flats ["Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Aug Ninigret flats ["Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Aug Quicksand Pond Godwit? ["alice morgan morgan.alice AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Aug RBA: Rhode Island, August 17, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Aug Marbled Godwits ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Aug Northern Harrier ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Aug Killdeer hatchlings in Providence ["Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Aug Marbled Godwits ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Aug this morning's birding ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Aug Bittern at Moonstone Beach Rd. ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Aug Mud Pond and Succotash Marsh [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Aug American Bittern [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Aug RBA: Rhode Island, August 10, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Aug Black Terns ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Aug Quicksand pond ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Aug American Avocet ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Aug Terns: Black, Roseate, Forster 's ["Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Aug "Birds and Their Amazing Stories" with Scott Weidensaul this Wednesday ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
03 Aug Solitary Sandpiper, Barred Owl ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Aug Cumb. Monastery ["'Marc Gousie' marc AT meimeiandme.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Aug RBA: Rhode Island, August 3, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Aug Black Tern ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Aug Shorebirds at Succotash salt marsh ["John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Aug Caspian Tern ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
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]" ]

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

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

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

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

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

  
 Brookline Public Library
361 Washington Street
Brookline, Mass.


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

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


 

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

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: single Golden Plover
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:06:26 -0400
Early this morning, in the field north of Route 2 at the corner of Heaton
Orchard Road in Richmond, we found one Golden Plover feeding on the turf
amidst 13 Killdeer and a large flock of starlings. Across the road were
another 26 Killdeer and a Sharp-shinned hawk that flushed them all up for a
minute or so before flying away.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

 
Subject: Stilt Sandpiper
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:23:01 -0400
There is one STILT SANDPIPER with 24 Lesser Yellowlegs at Succotash Marsh in 
Jerusalem, "sweet spot." 


Jan St. Jean 

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Short-billed Dowitcher [1 Attachment]
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Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:33:11 -0500 (CDT)




Subject: American Golden Plovers continue
From: "'John and Alexandra La Force' woonpuffin AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:22:19 -0400
This morning we counted 14 American Golden Plovers in the field north of Route 
2 at the corner of Heaton Orchard Road in Richmond. There were also about 8 
Kildeer in the central fields at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter. 



John and Alex La Force
Richmond RI
Subject: Block Island today [2 Attachments]
From: "Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:00:18 -0400
<*>[Attachment(s) from Don Heitzmann included below]

Pleasant day on Block...but not many migrating birds. The north end was pretty 
dead all morning, with only expected things like Common Yellowthroats, Carolina 
Wrens, and Song Sparrows. Andy's Way, in the morning at high tide, had no birds 
except for a single gull. But this afternoon, at low tide, Andy's Way was more 
interesting. The immature White Ibis was still hanging around, and even though 
it flew off several times to the south, it always seemed to come back a little 
later. There were hundreds of terns, most Common but several Roseate and at 
least one Forster's. A lone Whimbrel was hanging around. And there were several 
dozen Black-Bellied Plovers. I believe there was one American Golden Plover in 
amongst them, but I need to review photos before being certain. Attached are 
photos, taken through scope, of the Ibis and the Whimbrel. 

- Don


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Subject: MA Pelagic opportunity (Sept 27-28)
From: "nbonomo AT stonehill.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Aug 2014 13:27:42 -0700
RI birders,

The Brookline Bird Club has just announced a relatively last-minute overnight 
pelagic out of Hyannis, MA scheduled for the weekend of Sept 27 & 28. This is 
the exact same overnight trip that is usually offered only once per year and 
sails on average every *other* year due to weather luck. We just completed this 
year's trip this past weekend with great success. The overnight trip before 
that, in Aug 2012, was also amazing. 

 
A quick summary of this year's trip:
http://www.shorebirder.com/ 2014/08/aug-23-24-bbc-extreme- 
pelagic-wfsp-rbtr.html 
http://www.shorebirder.com/2014/08/aug-23-24-bbc-extreme-pelagic-wfsp-rbtr.html 

 Watch Massbird for the upcoming full report.
 
2012:
http://trips. brooklinebirdclub.org/2012/09/ august-superpelagic.html 
http://trips.brooklinebirdclub.org/2012/09/august-superpelagic.html 

 

 This year we have the opportunity to do this for a second time. The annual 
August trip, which is announced during January each year, sells out months 
before the trip and has a waiting list. This has become the most reliable 
pelagic trip in North America for White-faced Storm-Petrel, and the mega rare 
Barolo Shearwater has been seen by us in these waters twice (once on the 2012 
overnighter, and once on a single-day trip in 2007). There have been very, very 
few deep-water pelagic trips organized for New England waters in September, and 
it stands to reason that White-faced Storm-Petrel and Barolo Shearwater may be 
just as likely, and perhaps even MORE likely, during September. The rarity 
possibilities, in addition to the more expected species, are very exciting. 

 

See the below information from organizer Ida Giriunas. Note that the deadline 
to get enough participants signed up is Sept 6th. 


"Greetings:
 
 We have an opportunity to rerun the recent very successful Extreme August
 Pelagic trip at the end of September. The birds seen in August were the
 White-faced Storm-petrel, Black-capped Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird,
 dozens of Audubon's shearwaters, a few Band-rumped storm-petrels, a few
 Leach's Storm-petrels and a SOUTH POLAR SKUA as well as our common
 shearwaters, jaegers and phalaropes. Also seen was a WHALE SHARK and a
 TIGER SHARK.. We have Master birders such as Jeremiah Trimble, Marshall
 Iliff, Nicholas Bonomo, Mark Faherty, Luke Seitz, etc. leading our trips.
 Our boat, the HELEN H, is a very comfortable, fast, 100 foot fishing boat
 with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Captain and crew. We use gallons of
 chum to attract the birds.. There are 38 bunks aboard which will be
 available to the first 38 who sign up. There is a full galley with excellent 
food at reasonable prices. 

 Parking is free.
 
 Please let us know if you would be interested. We need enough people
 registered by 9/6 to plan to do so. So, if you want to join us, contact
 Ida Giriunas at ida8 AT verizon.net mailto:ida8 AT verizon.net
 (781-929-8772) for further information and waiver forms.
 
 September 27,28, 2014 Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veaches, Atlantis Canyon
 area:
 
 5:30 AM Saturday - 6PM Sunday
 
 for WHITE-FACED STORM PETREL, Band-Rumped and, Leach's Storm-Petrel,5
 Shearwater species (including possible BAROLO), 3 Jaeger species, terns,
 gulls and sea ducks, possible Tropicbird, bridled tern, other rarities.
 Cost: $295 BBC Members, $310 non-members.
 
 
 Ida Giriunas
 
 For the Brookline Bird Club"
 

 Nick Bonomo
 Wallingford, CT

Subject: American Golden-Plovers
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:21:35 -0400
Early this morning in a field on Route 2 near Heaton Orchard Road, 4
American Golden-Plovers.  At the Charlestown Breachway, 1 Whimbrel, 3
Pectoral Sandpipers, 15 White-rumped Sandpipers ( counted by Dan) and 2
Black Vultures.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: OSBC's September Schedule
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:04:10 -0400
Good morning everyone,

Fall migration is in full swing and the Ocean State Bird Club has some
exciting free trips and events coming up as well as our first dedicated
pelagic!

Please be sure to check our website for updates as we are working on other
exciting events!

www.oceanstatebirdclub.org

While there, why not become a member and receive word on members only
events and receive discounts on upcoming paid events!

Our September events are below.

See you in the field... or bar, or ocean!!!

- Dan Berard
  OSBC Vice President and Trip Coordinator



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

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

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

Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com


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

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

*September 14, Sunday. Newburyport, Ma area. 8am. All day trip*

We will make several stops around the Newburyport area concentrating on the
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge where we will search for shorebirds,
raptors, ducks, and warblers. The varied habitats combined with the timing
of this trip allow for the possibility of a very well-rounded trip list.
This is a great opportunity to bird one of the east coast’s premiere
birding spots and learn about many different bird families.

We will meet in the parking lot of the Market Basket at 25 Storey Ave,
Newburyport Ma at 8am and carpool from there. Note – This is about a 90 min
drive from Providence. If you’d like to carpool to Newburyport from RI,
e-mail me and we can assist you in finding a carpool.

Bring a scope if you have one.

This is an all day trip, so be sure to bring a lunch as we’ll have a picnic
as we hawk watch.

Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com

*Sept. 28th PELAGIC 7am - 3pm*
The Ocean State Bird Club is excited to offer its very first club sponsored
pelagic.  With the help from Carlos Pedro, an experienced birder and leader
of pelagic trips, along with OSBC's very own vice president and experienced
pelagic trip leader, Dan Berard, the pelagic is a great opportunity to view
birds rarely seen from shore.  Seabirds are among some of the most sought
after birds in the world, due to most species spending a majority of their
life at sea. In this trip, we will board a Frances Fleet boat out of
Galilee and head out in search of these fascinating birds. This is a great
opportunity to observe and learn to ID shearwaters, storm-petrels, jaegers,
and many other pelagics. There is also a very good chance of observing a
variety of whales, fish and other marine life not seen on other whale
watches. *The trip is restricted to the first 38 people who register with
the Ocean State Bird Club and submit payment either by credit card or
check.*

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

*Time:*



*Cost:*

*Payment Options*

*Cancellation *
Sunday September 28, 2014

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

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

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

If by chance the trip is cancelled due to weather, the contact person from
the registration form submitted online will be contacted and you will be
given the full refund of the amount you paid.
*OSBC Member cost: $95 /Household Member*
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Subject: Birding celebration in nearby Mass. [1 Attachment]
From: "Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:47:09 -0400
From Paul Champlin





 I'd like to remind everyone that the full day celebration focusing on the 
SouthCoast as a birding destination and a going concern is only a month away 
(Sept. 27th)! I have attached the poster announcing this event, which includes 
walks, lectures, and more. You may either wait to attend before getting one of 
the new 48 page Bird Observer guides to birding this area (which I authored), 
or may pick one up at Allens Pond or Partner's General Store in Westport if you 
can't make it to the main event (all proceeds go directly to Allens Pond 
Sanctuary). I hope to see you on the 27th, when we gather to celebrate our 
magnificent stretch of very birdy habitat! As many of you know, late September 
is always worth birding the SouthCoast. 


 Also, the next three nights will provide favorable conditions for decent 
morning flight over Gooseberry. The tern action has been off the hook, and 
passerines are bottled up, waiting to move. Now is their opportunity (esp. 
Friday). 


Best
Paul Champlin
Westport, MA

                        



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Subject: Breachway
From: "Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:17:16 -0400
I stopped at the Charlestown Breachway mud flats this afternoon (after parking 
was free). Low tide. I did not relocate the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Besides 
the usual assortment of peeps, plovers, Willets, etc., there were 2 Pectoral 
Sandpipers and 1 Western Willet. Remarkably, I did not notice a single swallow, 
although there were 1000's of Tree earlier in the afternoon at Quonny. The 
eBird checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19581478 

- Don



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Subject: Re: Gulls acting like Swifts
From: "Glenn Williams gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:26:46 -0700
I have seen this a number of times.  Gulls will turn into awkward 
flycatchers.  I have only seen this associated with flying ant swarms, which 
are starting to happen now.  Common Nighthawks also coordinate their migration 
to take advantage of flying ants. 

 
Glenn Williams
Mystic, CT
 

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 From: "dtylerphoto AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:32 PM
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Gulls acting like Swifts
  


  
Hi all,

This might be a dumb question, but will gulls catch insets like swifts?  On 
Sunday evening, I noticed 30-40 gull circling over my neighborhood.  I thought 
someone's barbeque was being raided.  As I watched the birds, they appeared to 
eating insects (maybe dragonflies) in mid-flight. I have never seen this 
before.  Is this common behavior? 


Best regards,
Dean Tyler

  
 
Subject: RE: Gulls acting like Swifts
From: "Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:59:49 +0000
Gulls commonly feed on flying insects, when these are abundant. I know of 
instances of flocks of gulls feeding on several kinds of insects, but the most 
frequent situation on Long Island (and probably Rhode Island too) involves 
swarms of flying ants in early September. Here's an article describing one such 
event: 


http://www.nybirds.org/KBsearch/y1977v27n2/y1977v27n2p87-88lauro.pdf#

--and 
here's an image of an ant I captured during a similar event, on 12 Sep 2009: 



https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/CrittersAndOthersFunctAndNotSo#5380791796728136466 


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore NY


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Subject: [RIBIRDS] Gulls acting like Swifts



Hi all,

This might be a dumb question, but will gulls catch insets like swifts? On 
Sunday evening, I noticed 30-40 gull circling over my neighborhood. I thought 
someone's barbeque was being raided. As I watched the birds, they appeared to 
eating insects (maybe dragonflies) in mid-flight. I have never seen this 
before. Is this common behavior? 


Best regards,
Dean Tyler




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Subject: Gulls acting like Swifts
From: "dtylerphoto AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Aug 2014 10:32:18 -0700
Hi all,

This might be a dumb question, but will gulls catch insets like swifts? On 
Sunday evening, I noticed 30-40 gull circling over my neighborhood. I thought 
someone's barbeque was being raided. As I watched the birds, they appeared to 
eating insects (maybe dragonflies) in mid-flight. I have never seen this 
before. Is this common behavior? 


Best regards,
Dean Tyler
 

Subject: Buff-breasted
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:17:20 -0400
At Breachway now.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Goosewing Beach, Quicksand Pond [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:43:48 -0400
This is a late posting from a trip on Sunday:

 

Dbl.-crested Cormorant 8

Gr. Egret 1

Turkey Vulture 3

Mute Swan 6

Canada Goose 2

Am. Bl. Duck 3

Com. Eider 1

Black Scoter 13

Osprey 2

No. Harrier 1

Bald Eagle 1

Bl.-bellied Plover 3

Semipalmated Plover 8

Killdeer 1

Piping Plover 14

Short-billed Dowitcher 12

Gr. Yellowlegs 2

Semipalmated Sandpiper 8

Least Sandpiper 12

Ring-billed Gull ~

Gr. Bl.-backed Gull 7

Herring Gull ~

Laughing Gull 8

Common Tern 7

Least Tern 6

Chimney Swift ~

Tree Swallow ~

Sparrows ?

Red-winged Blackbird 2

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti

 

Some photos attached:

 
Subject: Goosewing Beach, Quicksand Pond [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:46:39 -0400
Four more photos from Quicksand Pond.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie
Subject: A Decent Push of Passerines
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Aug 2014 17:11:34 -0700
Today my yard and the nearby woodlot saw a decent push of passerines from 1830 
to dusk, including: 

 Scarlet Tanager,
 Blue-winged Warbler (a yard bird for me),
 Common Yellowthroat,
 Pine/Blackpoll Warbler (leaning towards Blackpoll),
 Baltimore Oriole,
 Blue-grey Gnatcatcher,
 Red-eyed Vireo,
 Eastern Kingbirds (several)
 Eastern Wood-pewee
 Other notable waterbirds on Wallum Lake were American Black Duck, Spotted 
Sandpiper, and Great Black-backed Gull. 

 Also a Little Brown Bat out and fighting over insects with the Cedar Waxwings 
before the sun fully set. 

 The next week looks good for warbler movement!
 -DP
Subject: Oystercatchers and Marbled Godwits
From: "ljn12208 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Aug 2014 20:14:55 -0700
Many Oystercatchers seen this afternoon at Napatree Point (at least dozens) - 
thanks to Jan for the tip. Also seen - a pair of Marbled Godwits, Ruddy 
Turnstone -1 , Least Terns - 2. 

 
 Lucy Newman
 Albany, NY
Subject: Western and Baird's Sandpiper, American Bittern
From: "Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:11:48 -0400
At the Ninigret Pond tidal flats at the Charlestown Breachway, the continuing 
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 3 WESTERN SANDPIPER, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 1 "Western" 
Willet, 1 FORSTER'S TERN and an AMERICAN BITTERN. 


At Napatree Point in Westerly, 1 WESTERN and 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 14 RED 
KNOTS, 52 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 12 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 FORSTER'S TERN 


Jan St.Jean
Chepachet, RI

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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper
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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:20:35 -0400
On the ninigret pond tidal flats at the Charlestown Breachway this morning, 1 
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and the continuing WILSON'S PHALAROPE. 


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Subject: Ninigret flats
From: "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:05:36 -0700
 The Wilson's Phalarope is still on the flats this morning during low tide. 
Also seen were: 2 pectoral sandpipers, 2 Western sandpipers, 2 black terns, one 
forster's tern, 3 roseate terns, 5 white-rumped sandpipers, 2 northern 
harriers, and other assorted shorebirds. 


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Subject: Ninigret flats
From: "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:05:35 -0700
 The Wilson's Phalarope is still on the flats this morning during low tide. 
Also seen were: 2 pectoral sandpipers, 2 Western sandpipers, 2 black terns, one 
forster's tern, 3 roseate terns, 5 white-rumped sandpipers, 2 northern 
harriers, and other assorted shorebirds. 


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Subject: Quicksand Pond Godwit?
From: "alice morgan morgan.alice AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:28:29 -0400
Any info (positive or negative) on the Marbled Godwit reported a few days
ago from Quicksand Pond would be appreciated! Thanks, Alice Morgan

-- 
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Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, August 17, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:49:26 -0400 (EDT)
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* August 17, 2014
*  RIRI1408.17
 
- Birds mentioned
AMERICAN AVOCET
MARBLED GODWIT
WILSON'S  PHALAROPE 
Forster's Tern
Black Tern
Stilt Sandpiper
Western  Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Roseate Tern
Willet
Red  Knot
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER 
Bald Eagle
Bonaparte's Gull
Cliff  Swallow
LEAST BITTERN 
Common Nighthawk
 
     date: August 17, 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 August  
17th, 2014. This report covers the period from August 10th to August 17th and  
will be updated in about one week.
 
The AMERICAN AVOCET that was found at Quicksand Pond in Little Compton on  
the 8th, was last seen on the 10th.  Access is from the end of South Shore  
Road, at the town beach.  There is a fee for parking. On the 15th, 2  
MARBLED GODWITS were seen there.
 
Three MARBLED GODWITS put down for a short time on the Ninigret pond tidal  
flats at the Charlestown Breachway on the 12th.  On the 17th, a WILSON'S  
PHALAROPE was seen there.  Other highlights from 
the past week included, 3 FORSTER'S TERNS, 1 BLACK TERN, 5 STILT  
SANDPIPERS, 1 WESTERN SANPIPER and 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly, 3 MARBLED GODWITS were reported on the  
12th.  Tern numbers are building at the point, with an estimate of over  500.  
On the 17th, over 50 ROSEATE TERNS, 3 FORSTER'S 
TERNS and 7 BLACK TERNS were counted.  A "western" WILLET was found  along 
with 5 RED KNOTS and 37 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS. 
 
In Newport, at Brenton Point State Park, a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen on 
 the 10th. Also in Newport, a BALD EAGLE has been seen at Gooseneck Cove 
along  Ocean Drive several times this past week.
 
A BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen at Third Beach in Middletown on the 14th.
 
At Trustom Pond NWR in South Kingstown, a CLIFF SWALLOW was seen on the  
16th.  The LEAST BITTERN was viewed in the marsh at the southern end of  
Moonstone Beach Road, just north of Mud Pond on the 10th..
 
Lastly, COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported from a few areas this past week. 
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Marbled Godwits
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:39:00 -0400
In Little Compton at Quicksand Pond, 2 MARBLED GODWITS. Water level higher than 
when the Avocet was there. 


In Tiverton, at the small farm pond on Narrow Lane, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER with a 
Lesser Yellowlegs. 


Jan St.Jean
Chepachet, RI

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Subject: Northern Harrier
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:34:58 -0400
Today at Sachuest Salt Marsh I spotted a NORTHERN HARRIER probably one 
migrating down and staying here for winter. 


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Subject: Killdeer hatchlings in Providence
From: "Peter Green peter AT providenceraptors.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:02:32 -0400
Please click here to see my complete photo series with many pics of adorable 
Killdeer hatchlings, thanks! 

http://www.providenceraptors.com/2014/08/12/killdeer-hatchlings-in-providence/

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Subject: Marbled Godwits
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:31:49 -0400
This morning at the Charlestown Breachway close to high tide Dan spotted 3
Marbled Godwits fly in.  They stayed for 35 minutes. Also 5 Stilt
Sandpipers made a brief stop and the terns have increased to between 5-6
hundred. Mostly Common, several Roseate, 3 Forster's and 1 Least. With Dan,
Sue and Don.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: this morning's birding
From: "'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:51:18 -0400
At Napatree Point, Westerly from 8:15-11:00AM,  hundreds of terns, the
highlights were 3 roseates, 2 black, 1 forster's ; also, 7 piping plovers, 2
red knots and only 4 American oystercatchers.  Due to the extreme high tide,
I could not cross over to the other side of the pond/beach to determine if
others were there.  Also 3 spotted sandpipers, 1 semipalmated sandpiper with
a blue flag above its foot, and hundreds of adult and juvenile tree swallows
at the beginning of the entrance to the beach covering the grasses and the
low shrubs.

 

Linda Gardrel
Subject: Bittern at Moonstone Beach Rd.
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:03:31 -0400
Thanks to Jan and John for the correction. Our bittern was a Least Bittern. 

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie 
Subject: Mud Pond and Succotash Marsh [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:18:31 -0400
Today at the marsh north of Mud Pond (west side of Moonstone Beach Rd.) an
American Bittern. We were able to watch it feed for a while.

 

At Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem (west side of the road), 1 Black-bellied
Plover in the midst of a long row of sleeping and preening Herring Gulls (3)
Ring-billed Gulls (24) and Laughing Gulls (14). Also many Lesser and Greater
Yellowlegs, 4 Short-billed Dowitchers, and 1 Willet. On the east side, 20+
Snowy Egrets roosting in trees, along with 5 Great Egrets. Other Great
Egrets, 2 Gr. Blue Herons and 2 Green Herons were feeding in the marsh.

 

Photos of the Am. Bittern attached.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti
Subject: American Bittern [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:16:07 -0400
Four more photos showing the Am. Bittern going after a fish.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, August 10, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:34:05 -0400 (EDT)
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* August 10, 2014
*  RIRI1408.10
 
- Birds mentioned
AMERICAN AVOCET 
Stilt Sandpiper
Western  Sandpiper
Black Tern
Forster's Tern
Roseate Tern
Bonaparte's  Gull
Red Knot
American Oystercatcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Ruddy  Turnstone
Whimbrel
White-rumped Sandpiper
Blue-winged Teal
Solitary  Sandpiper
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Worm-eating Warbler
 
     date: August 10, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for August  
10th, 2014. This report covers the period from August 4th to August 9th and 
will  be updated in about one week.
 
An AMERICAN AVOCET was found at Quicksand Pond in Little Compton on the  
8th, and seen again on the 9th.  Access is from the end of South Shore  Road, 
at the town beach.  There is a fee for parking.
 
At Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS and 1 WESTERN SANDPIER  
were seen on the 7th.  The Stilt Sandpipers were seen again on the  9th.
 
Highlights from Napatree Point in Westerly this past week included: 2 BLACK 
 TERNS, 3 FORSTER'S TERNS, 12 ROSEATE TERNS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL, 1 RED 
KNOT, 59  AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 14 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 44 RUDDY  
TURNSTONES.
 
On the 4th, 2 WHIMBRELS were recorded at Quonochontaug Marsh in  
Charlestown. Two BLACK TERNS and 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIER were observed at the  
Ninigret Pond tidal flats at the Charlestown Breachway on the 9th. On the 5th, 
1 

BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen there.
 
At White Brook in Carolina, 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen on the 9th, and 
 one was seen on the 7th.
 
Finally, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and a WORM-EATING WARBLER were found at 
 Trustom Pond NWR on the 9th.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Black Terns
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:55:56 -0400
This morning from 7:14, when there were two, one stayed for three hours.
Seen also by Sue & Dan.  Otherwise the usual Breachway birds.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Quicksand pond
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:35:01 -0400
I heard about the Avocet at Quicksand Pond, and I was wondering where you park 
to see the pond. If you have any suggestions please email me at 
patbirddude AT yahoo.com or reply to this email. 


Happy Birding Patrick

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Subject: American Avocet
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:13:37 -0400
Reported to Rachel this morning from Bob Emerson.  I found it at the edge
of the pond after crossing the large cut of water that enters Quicksand
Pond.  It is easiest to cross near the ocean. I walked to the pond and it
was to the right.
Weekdays it costs $12 & weekends $15.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Terns: Black, Roseate, Forster 's
From: "Jan StJean DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:17:38 -0400
Napatree Point in Westerly, 1 BLACK TERN, 3 FORSTER'S TERNS, several ROSEATE 
TERNS with hundreds of Common Terns. Also a lone RED KNOT. (With Cathy Gim) 


At Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem, (with Linda Gardrel and Cathy Gim) 2 STILT 
SANDPIPERS and 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER. 


At White Brook in Carolina, 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER.  ( with Cathy Gim)

Nothing much at the Charlestown Breachway, however on Tuesday there was a 
BLUE-WINGED TEAL. (I didn't see the duck reported) 


Jan St Jean
Chepachet, RI

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Subject: "Birds and Their Amazing Stories" with Scott Weidensaul this Wednesday
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:58:51 -0400
Hi All - I just got this information.  Hope some will be able to attend.
Scott is a great speaker.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Sakonnet Golf Club Playhouse in
Little Compton.  Space limited. Please RSVP and direct questions to
Catherine Campbell: Catherine_campbell AT tnc.org or 401-331-7110 ext.11
   she can give directions to the location

"Birds and Their Amazing Stories" with Scott Weidensaul

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural
history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind," about
bird migration, "Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the
Continent's Natural Soul," and "Of a Feather: A Brief History of American
Birding." His newest book, "The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of
Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America," was published in 2012.
Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon magazine and writes for a
variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern
Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and
hummingbirds.

 

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Subject: Solitary Sandpiper, Barred Owl
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Aug 2014 20:04:22 -0700
I had a rather eventful dogwalk this evening. As I walked through the Wallum 
Lake Dam I heard an atypical Barred Owl call (an oo-oo-oo-oo-oo and an ooAH, 
almost monkey-like). Later on I heard some peeping I had never heard before. 
Upon investigating, I found two Solitary Sandpipers on a rock near the 
shoreline bobbing and calling away. They continued to do so until dark. 

 

 -DP
Subject: Cumb. Monastery
From: "'Marc Gousie' marc AT meimeiandme.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:24:53 -0400
At the Cumberland  Monastery early morning in light rain and drizzle. The
rain made viewing difficult, but kept the jogging/dog-walking numbers low
during that first hour.

 

Gr. Bl. Heron 1

Chimney  Swift X

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 6

Hairy Woodpecker 1

No. Flicker 5

Ea. Wood Pewee 3

Gr. Crested Flycatcher 1

Blue Jay X

Am. Crow 2 

Bl.-capped Chickadee 6

Tufted Titmouse 7

Wh.-breasted Nuthatch 5

Carolina Wren 1 (many heard)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3

Wood Thrush 1 (heard)

Am. Robin X

Gray Catbird 6

Nashville Warbler 1

Bl.-winged Warbler 2

Yellow Warbler 2

Am. Redstart 4 (all im./fem.)

Chipping Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 5

Common Grackle 12

Br.-headed Cowbird 7

Am. Goldfinch 10

 

Thanks,

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

Marie LoPresti

 

 
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, August 3, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:21:38 -0400 (EDT)
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* August 3, 2014
*  RIRI1408.03
 
- Birds mentioned
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
ROYAL TERN
Black Knot
Red  Knot
American Oystercatcher
Whimbrel
Western Sandpiper
Caspian  Tern
Pectoral Sandpiper
CLIFF SWALLOW
Bobolink
Common Eider
Black  Scoter
 
     date: August 3, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for August 3rd, 
 2014. This report covers the period from July 27th to August 3rd and will 
be  updated in about one week.
 

A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen in a private yard on Jamestown on the  2nd.  
The bird was observed feeding on flowers but did not stay long.
 
On the 31st, a ROYAL TERN was discovered at Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem,  
on the west side of the road, just north of the East Matunuck parking lot.   
It was found mid day and stayed for about one hour.  
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly, 1 BLACK TERN was seen on the 3rd.   Seven 
RED KNOTS and 51 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were also reported there this  week.
 
On the 29th at the Ninigret Pond tidal flats at the Charlestown Breachway,  
1 WHIMBREL and 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER were observed. On the 1st, a CASPAIN 
TERN, 2  RED KNOTS AND 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were recorded.
 
In Middletown, at Sachuest Point NRW, 1 CLIFF SWALLOW, 3 BOBOLINKS, 41  
COMMON EIDER and 12 BLACK SCOTER were reported on the 30th.  On the 27th, a  
WHIMBREL was at Third Beach. 
 
A WESTERN SANDPIPER was found in Newport, along Ocean Drive on the  31st.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Black Tern
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:34:06 -0400
At Napatree Point in Westerly, 1 BLACK TERN, 61 Common Terns, 7 RED KNOTS, 25 
American Oystercatchers, 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, 6 Piping Plovers, 4 Greater 
Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, many Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstones, 
Semipalmated Sandpipers and Semipalmated Plovers. One juvenile Least Sandpiper, 
first non local young bird this season. 


Jan St. Jean 

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Subject: Shorebirds at Succotash salt marsh
From: "John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:03:36 -0400
Hello, This morning at the marsh and mudflats just north of E. Matunuck State 
Beach, there were both Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, at least 5 Short billed 
Dowitchers, a Ruddy Turnstone, Semipalmated Plovers, a Black bellied Plover, 
many Semipalmated Sandpipers and at least 1 White rumpled sandpiper. At another 
mudflat area to the west of Succotash Rd. and maybe a half mile further north I 
saw two Least Sandpipers with several semipalmated sandpipers and semi. 
Plovers. Happy Birding, 


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Subject: Caspian Tern
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:45:11 -0400
There was a CASPIAN TERN 
that flew over the Ninigret pond tidal flats at the Charlestown Breachway at 
mid day. Napatree Point in 

Westerly had 7 Red Knots, 35 American Oystercatchers both Greater and Lesser 
Yellowlegs and a handful of Short-billed Dowitchers. 


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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.

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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.

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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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http://providenceraptors.com
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 
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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
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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
Co-Director of Education/AmeriCorps Site Supervisor
Norman Bird Sanctuary
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
   Barrington
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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, 
and email.  


OSBC Leaderhsip Team

Ocean State Bird Club
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