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17 Sep Eurasian Widgeon [1 Attachment] ["Sandra Saunders ssaunders AT mail.uri.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep Wednesday Morning Bird Walk at Napatree ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep Emailing: 9-17-14 SX 50 001, 9-17-14 SX 50 002, 9-17-14 SX 50 003, 9-17-14 SX 50 004, 9-17-14 SX 50 005, 9-17-14 SX 50 006, 9-17-14 SX 50 007 [7 Attachments] ["'Thomas Tetzner' tjtetzner AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Sep SEDGE WRENS - Trustom NWR - 9/17 ["Tom Auer mthomasauer AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Sep Upcoming RI Pelagic 9/28 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Sep today at Napatree ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Sep Purple Martin totals Weakapaug Country club Westerly 2014 ["Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Sep Purple Martins totals Barrington 2014 ["Raymond Marr Jr rmarr2 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Sep Northern Waterthrush [1 Attachment] ["rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep " WOOD DUCKS" ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep Ninigret Pond - Lesser Black-backed Gull ["Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 14, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep National Chocolate Milkshake Day ["'John and Alexandra La Force' woonpuffin AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep " RUSTY BLACKBIRDS" ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep pelagic birds from 8/25-8/29 ["Wheelan Drew amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Sep Re: morning birds ["Carol Lukowski capjo3 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Sep morning birds ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Sep ASRI bird walk ["Don Heitzmann dheitzmann AT dovetl.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Sep OSBC Events 9/13 and 9/14 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Sep Glocester - ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Sep RE: Bird ID from Goosewing Beach ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Birds and Birding Today ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
6 Sep Quicksand Pond ["John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
06 Sep Bird ID from Goosewing Beach [1 Attachment] ["smb5682 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Sep OSBC Events this weekend 9/5-9/7 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Sep Wednesday Morning Bird Walk ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Sep Probable Clapper Rail, Succotash Marsh ["'Aaron Dollar' aaron.dollar AT yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 1, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
02 Sep Invitation to bird exhibit ["delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
1 Sep Quicksand Pond, Little Compton ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
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]" ]

Subject: Eurasian Widgeon [1 Attachment]
From: "Sandra Saunders ssaunders AT mail.uri.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:57:04 -0400
<*>[Attachment(s) from Sandra Saunders included below]

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


Sandra Saunders and Chris Sidler



<*>Attachment(s) from Sandra Saunders:

<*> 1 of 1 Photo(s) 
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  <*> photo.JPG

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Sandra Saunders 
105 Spring St. 
East Greenwich, RI
(401)886-0722
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Subject: Wednesday Morning Bird Walk at Napatree
From: "'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:28:38 -0400
Today on ASRI's Wednesday morning bird walk we headed out to Napatree Pt. It
was a beautiful day with 12 participants.  A few of our highlights were.74
Oystercatchers, 1 Red Knot, Semipalmated Plovers, Black-bellied Plovers,
Semipalmated Sandpipers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Sanderlings,
Common Loon and 3 Black Scoter on the ocean side. 

 

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

 

Laura

 

 

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Audubon Society of Rhode Island

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Tel: (refuge) 401-295-8283

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Subject: Emailing: 9-17-14 SX 50 001, 9-17-14 SX 50 002, 9-17-14 SX 50 003, 9-17-14 SX 50 004, 9-17-14 SX 50 005, 9-17-14 SX 50 006, 9-17-14 SX 50 007 [7 Attachments]
From: "'Thomas Tetzner' tjtetzner AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:58:14 -0400
Hi 7 photos of the Sedge Wren at Trustom Pond NWR 9-17-14 at 9:33AM

tom tetzner 

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

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

Good Birding,
Tom Auer

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

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

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

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

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

See you in the field!

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

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

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

*Time:*



*Cost:*

*Payment Options*

*Cancellation *
Sunday September 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

birds start to return.   

Many thanks to the Weakapaug Country Club

Raymond Marr
Barrington 
rmarr2 AT cox.net







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

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

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

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

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

   79 pairs total   and  384  chicks fledged.    

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


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


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

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


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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


carol lukowski

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

Here are the full details -

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

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


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


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


Leader: Dylan Pedro - pedrodyl AT yahoo.com



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


Hope to see you there!


- Dan Berard

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


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


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


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


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

Here’s the full trip list:


Birds -


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


Insects –


Slender Meadow Katydid

Round-tipped Conehead

Sword-bearing Conehead

Oblong-winged Katydid

Rattler Round-winged Katydid

Northern Bush Katydid

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid

Common True Katydid

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

Fall Field Cricket

Allard’s Ground Cricket

Carolina Ground Cricket

Two-spotted Tree Cricket

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

Black-horned Tree Cricket

Pine Tree Cricket

Broad-winged Tree Cricket

Snowy Tree Cricket



 Hope to see you at Birds and Beers tonight!


- Dan Berard

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

Nice bird.

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


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Hi Folks,


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


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



Thanks in advance!


Scott Borowy



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

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

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

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

 

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

 
 -DP
 

 

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


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


Happy birding,

John Mitchell

Sent from my iPad

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

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

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

 

 Thanks in advance!
 

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

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

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



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

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

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

Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Laura

 

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Audubon Society of Rhode Island

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Tel: (refuge) 401-295-8283

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

 

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

 

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Yale University

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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 

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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*
*Non-Member cost: $110*
*By Check*
*Ocean State Bird Club*
*℅ Michael Gow, Treasurer*
*14 Park St.*
*Rehoboth, MA 02769*
*Click the link to register online -
http://www.oceanstatebirdclub.org/september-28-pelagic-trip.html
*
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]" 
To: RIBIRDS AT yahoogroups.com 
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
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
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. 


Jan St. Jean

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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

-- 
Alice & Dane Morgan
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) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
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!
 
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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
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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) )
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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!
 
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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

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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
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