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Diademed Sandpiper-plover,©Jan Wilczur

19 Apr Barden's Res. [Jim Murphy ]
18 Apr 150+ Glossy Ibis - Tiverton [Paul Champlin ]
17 Apr birding today - multistops ["Jana Hesser" ]
16 Apr Spring Migration ecotour with Norman Bird Sanctuary-May 10th [Rachel Holbert ]
16 Apr FW: Tickets still available - Spring 2014 - Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion ["Jana Hesser" ]
16 Apr Tuesday at Fisherville Brook []
15 Apr Galilee Glaucous Gull [Glenn Williams ]
15 Apr Tricolored Heron [Janice StJean ]
15 Apr farmland bird conservation [Chris Elphick ]
15 Apr farmland bird conservation [Chris Elphick ]
14 Apr New OSBC Walk added - April 21 [Dan Berard ]
13 Apr Great Swamp Sunday ["Marc Gousie" ]
13 Apr RBA: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014 []
13 Apr Purple Martin Weekapaug Golf Club Westerly [Raymond Marr Jr ]
13 Apr Osprey Lecture [Jeffrey Hall ]
13 Apr Glossy Ibis []
13 Apr Blue Winged Teal [Patrick Felker ]
13 Apr Saturday in Jamestown...Snowy Owl []
12 Apr broad winged hawk ["Linda" ]
12 Apr OSBC May Walk Schedule [Dan Berard ]
12 Apr Probable PILEATED W P In Exeter near Falls River Rd. []
12 Apr OSBC Warbler Song Presentation - April 28 [Dan Berard ]
11 Apr Checklist [Jan StJean ]
11 Apr Louisiana Waterthrush [Barbara C Gearhart ]
10 Apr Checklist of Rhode Island Birds []
09 Apr gannets ["Dr. Bob Kenney" ]
9 Apr Emailing: Tree Swallow [1 Attachment] ["Thomas Tetzner" ]
9 Apr Song Bird Identification Workshop w Mike Tucker, 4/12/2014, 9:30 am []
8 Apr OSBC Songbird ID Workshop this Saturday [Dan Berard ]
8 Apr A reason to go to the library ["John and Alexandra La Force" ]
08 Apr Songbird Identification TAlk, Saturday, April 12th []
08 Apr Songbird Identification Talk, Saturday, April 12th []
8 Apr Re: Common Raven in RI? [Suzanne French ]
8 Apr Foggy, but good day ["John and Alexandra La Force" ]
6 Apr Sunday birding in Charlestown [5 Attachments] ["Marc Gousie" ]
6 Apr female martin doing excellent. [Raymond Marr Jr ]
06 Apr Re: Common Raven in RI? [Bonnie ]
6 Apr Re: Common Raven in RI? [Danielle Crudden ]
06 Apr Common Raven in RI? []
5 Apr Fwd: [2] [Bill ]
5 Apr House Finches [3 Attachments] ["Bruce Kindseth" ]
5 Apr Pawtucket Peregrine [2 Attachments] ["Marc Gousie" ]
4 Apr Re: American Oystercatcher [phil maddalena ]
04 Apr American Oystercatcher [3 Attachments] []
4 Apr Fwd: [3] [Bill ]
4 Apr Red-Bellied Woodpeckers and perhaps Ring-Necked Ducks [Mark Vaughn ]
3 Apr Highlights This Morning [Barbara C Gearhart ]
03 Apr Re: I did it again! ["Dr. Bob Kenney" ]
3 Apr I did it again! ["John and Alexandra La Force" ]
3 Apr Ring-Billed Ducks and Tree Swallows ["John and Alexandra La Force" ]
3 Apr RBA: Rhode Island, April 3, 2014 []
3 Apr Caratunk Bird Walk ! []
2 Apr today's ospreys ["Linda" ]
2 Apr Return of first Martin to Barrington [Raymond Marr Jr ]
2 Apr Songbird Identification Workshop - April 12 []
02 Apr Jamestown Sightings []
01 Apr Osprey Day []
01 Apr Re: Possible O.S.B.C. Bird Walk next week @ ASRI's Caratunk Refuge in Seekonk,MA. [Prigmore David ]
1 Apr Possible O.S.B.C. Bird Walk next week @ ASRI's Caratunk Refuge in Seekonk,MA. []
31 Mar Re: Hawk ID help? [phil maddalena ]
31 Mar Hawk ID help? [1 Attachment] [Rod Griffith ]
31 Mar Gardening for Birds Presentation, 3/31/2014, 6:00 pm []
31 Mar Banded Royal Tern! Newport [1 Attachment] [Paul Champlin ]
31 Mar Birds on the East Side []
29 Mar Big River and EG Cove [1 Attachment] [Sandra Saunders ]
29 Mar Gardening for the Birds []
28 Mar Kildeer ["John and Alexandra La Force" ]
27 Mar Richard King discusses "The Devil's Cormorant" []
27 Mar Barn Owl still alive! []
27 Mar Snipe [Janice StJean ]
26 Mar RBA: Rhode Island, March 26, 2014 []
25 Mar Jamestown Notes and Pics []
25 Mar piping plovers and more [Jim Murphy ]
25 Mar Re: Re: Fwd: Location of "OSBC" - BIRDS& BEERS ! ! ...East Providence,close to Bold Point ! ! []
25 Mar LOCATION OF BIRDS & BEERS -Tonight @ 6:pm ! ! []
25 Mar Re: Fwd: Location of "OSBC" - BIRDS& BEERS ! ! ...East Providence,close to Bold Point ! ! []

Subject: Barden's Res.
From: Jim Murphy <jimride0457 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:55:44 -0700 (PDT)
This morning there was a calling Louisiana Waterthrush calling below the dam 
off Ponaganset Rd.,Scituate and 2 Northern-rough winged swallows at the bridge 
off Central Pike (Barden's Res.) A palm warbler was also seen with other spring 
birds and nesting Cooper's hawks right after cemetery on the left along 
Ponaganset Rd. 


Jim Murphy


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Subject: 150+ Glossy Ibis - Tiverton
From: Paul Champlin <skua999 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:31:10 -0400
Seapowet marsh.

Paul Champlin
Westport, MA
Subject: birding today - multistops
From: "Jana Hesser" <janaehesser AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:31:51 -0400
During multistop birding today with Bob Weaver, a total of 50 species.
HIGHLIGHTs on Jamestown included: 2 Osprey on a nest and 2 Oystercatchers at
Mackerel Cove, 1 Kestrel over the field along the road to Fort Getty; 2
Great Egrets and 2 Osprey on a nest at Marsh Meadows, (no tri-colored
heron); another Kestrel at the Conanicut Island Land trust where there is a
Kestrel nesting box; at Rainbow pond, several Roughwing Swallows, perhaps 8
- 10 Tree Swallows, and 1 Barn Swallow, 1 Great Egret, 6 Yellow Rumped
warblers, and 1 Phoebe.   HIGHLIGHTS in South County, at Succotash Marsh, 4
Snowy Egrets, 6 Greenwing Teal, 1 YELLOW LEGS sp., 1 Great Egret, and on the
Jersulem side 4 Loons.  At Mud Pond 1 CASPIAN TERN seen with Jan St. Jean, 3
Great Egrets, 1 Great Blue Heron, 1 Kestrel, and 1 Osprey, (no Bittern) and
in the ocean off Moonstone Beach 4 Red Throated Loons.  At Cards Pond there
were 7 Scaup sp, 3 Bufflehead, 9 DC Cormorants and 11 deer.  At the Trustom
parking lot and feeders, 5 Towhees, 1 RAVEN,  1 Coopers Hawk; at Perryville
Pond 1 Pied Billed Grebe and 2 Great a Blue Herons, no ducks.   

 



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Subject: Spring Migration ecotour with Norman Bird Sanctuary-May 10th
From: Rachel Holbert <rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:47:13 -0400
Spring Migration Trip 
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
$60 Members, $70 Non-members
May is an exciting time to see droves of migrating warblers, swallows, 
shorebirds, and other species. Join us on an itinerary designed to hit as many 
hot spots as we can ranging along the coast of MA or CT. This program is 
appropriate for a variety of activity levels, as participants are walking short 
distances over level terrain at each stop along the way. Participants should 
dress appropriately for spring weather and bring a bag lunch. Drinks and snacks 
are provided; space is limited. 

Raindate: Saturday, May 24th, 2014
 
To register, please use the following link:
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E164191&id=67
 
Information about all of our annual birding trips can be found at the following 
link: 


http://normanbirdsanctuary.org/public-programs-2/ecotours-and-birding-day-trips/ 

 
 
Best,
 
Rachel
 
 
Rachel Holbert
Co-Director of Education/AmeriCorps Site Supervisor
Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 Third Beach Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-846-2577 x33
Subject: FW: Tickets still available - Spring 2014 - Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion
From: "Jana Hesser" <janaehesser AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:51:05 -0400
This is an excellent trip.  Last year we saw 60 Humpback Whales doing
"bubble nets" plus a number of pelagic bird species.

 

From: Carol "Krill" Carson [mailto:carol AT necwa.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of
Carol "Krill" Carson
Subject: Tickets still available - Spring 2014 - Seabird & Whale Tales
Excursion

 


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Spring 2014 - Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion

 




When
Sunday June 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
 
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Where

Boat leaves from the Town Wharf, Plymouth Harbor
10 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA 02360
 
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Dear Jana, 

Tickets are still available for our upcoming Spring SAWT trip on Sunday,
June 8th from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

Join us for our spring Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion. This all day
adventure helps support NECWA's many projects and activities. Being offshore
for the entire day allows us to get further offshore if needed and to stay
with animals for a longer time. 

 

On our spring trip, our guest seabird naturalists include David Clapp and
Jim Sweeney. And NECWA will be commentating on the whales and other marine
mammals sighted offshore. 

 

Good food, good friends and great sightings. So pass along the news and lets
get offshore! Who knows what is in store for us!

 

Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.

 

Thank you for all your continued support. 


Best to all, Krill Carson



 
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For questions or comments, please contact Krill using the information below.
Hope to see you offshore this June!

 

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Subject: Tuesday at Fisherville Brook
From: <laurieschaper AT yahoo.com>
Date: 16 Apr 2014 03:35:12 -0700
Very quiet until we reached the walkway along side the pond...Pine 
Warblers...one male and several females and a Gray-blue Gnatcatcher. 
Subject: Galilee Glaucous Gull
From: Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:51:12 -0700 (PDT)
from Glenn Williams & family:

4/15/14 - Galilee, Salty Brine State Beach parking lot -- GLAUCOUS GULL

We missed the Boat-tailed Grackle twice today.


Glenn Williams
Subject: Tricolored Heron
From: Janice StJean <DLSaint AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:05:10 -0400
A Tricolored Heron is being seen at Marsh Meadows in Jamestown. It flew with 2 
Great Egrets and landed in the marsh. Seen again 15 mins later it flew up a 
second time and disappeared into the marsh grass. 


Earlier today, an American Bittern was at Mud Pond.

Jan St Jean
Michele Patenaude
Chepachet 
and Burlington, Vt


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Subject: farmland bird conservation
From: Chris Elphick <elphick AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:35:57 -0700 (PDT)
Some of you might have read the lead article in today's Science section of the 
New York Times about innovative ways to provide habitat for birds in 
California's rice fields: 




http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/science/paying-farmers-to-welcome-birds.html?ref=science&_r=0 



A colleague here at UConn has been developing similar approaches to fund 
conservation on farmland, by working for the past few years with farmers in New 
England who have nesting grassland birds in their fields.  The poster child 
for this work, has been some sites in Rhode Island.  My colleague has asked 
that I post the information below regarding that project.  I hope it does not 
go beyond the bounds of what is appropriate for this list. (Note, I am not 
involved in the work myself, but anyone interested in the project can follow 
the contact information at: www.bobolinkproject.com). 


Message from project leader follows:

The Bobolink Project for Rhode Island is nearing the deadline for 
Jamestown (April 15) and Aquidneck Island (April 21). Both communities 
are
far short of the funding goals 
needed to achieve success, particularly as we are within hours of the 
deadline for Jamestown. Remember, the Bobolink Project only retains 
donations that will be used specifically to provide for grassland nesting birds 
on farms in communities that donors choose. To obtain a hayfield for 
Jamestown’s Bobolinks, we probably need about 

60 additional participants (we’ll keep the web site hope through mid-day 
April 16).  Aquidneck needs more as well (deadline April 21).  Supporters can 
go to www.bobolinkproject.com to learn details and click on the “Pledge 

Now” tab (or button) to offer a donation to support a field … anyone can 
“enter as guest” and choose to support either Jamestown or Aquidneck 

Island, RI  fields (or they can contribute to Vermont too).  The deadlines 
are essential to the needs of our 

cooperating farmers’ to plan.
 
Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
elphick AT sbcglobal.net
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Subject: farmland bird conservation
From: Chris Elphick <elphick AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:35:57 -0700 (PDT)
Some of you might have read the lead article in today's Science section of the 
New York Times about innovative ways to provide habitat for birds in 
California's rice fields: 




http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/science/paying-farmers-to-welcome-birds.html?ref=science&_r=0 



A colleague here at UConn has been developing similar approaches to fund 
conservation on farmland, by working for the past few years with farmers in New 
England who have nesting grassland birds in their fields.  The poster child 
for this work, has been some sites in Rhode Island.  My colleague has asked 
that I post the information below regarding that project.  I hope it does not 
go beyond the bounds of what is appropriate for this list. (Note, I am not 
involved in the work myself, but anyone interested in the project can follow 
the contact information at: www.bobolinkproject.com). 


Message from project leader follows:

The Bobolink Project for Rhode Island is nearing the deadline for 
Jamestown (April 15) and Aquidneck Island (April 21). Both communities 
are
far short of the funding goals 
needed to achieve success, particularly as we are within hours of the 
deadline for Jamestown. Remember, the Bobolink Project only retains 
donations that will be used specifically to provide for grassland nesting birds 
on farms in communities that donors choose. To obtain a hayfield for 
Jamestown’s Bobolinks, we probably need about 

60 additional participants (we’ll keep the web site hope through mid-day 
April 16).  Aquidneck needs more as well (deadline April 21).  Supporters can 
go to www.bobolinkproject.com to learn details and click on the “Pledge 

Now” tab (or button) to offer a donation to support a field … anyone can 
“enter as guest” and choose to support either Jamestown or Aquidneck 

Island, RI  fields (or they can contribute to Vermont too).  The deadlines 
are essential to the needs of our 

cooperating farmers’ to plan.
 
Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
elphick AT sbcglobal.net
Subject: New OSBC Walk added - April 21
From: Dan Berard <djberard84 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:17:19 -0400
 Good evening,
We have added another walk to our Spring schedule!
April 21, Monday

Caratunk, Seekonk, Ma. 8am-10am

Caratunk is an Audubon Society of Rhode Island property encompassing
a variety of habitats: open fields, pine and hardwood woodlands, scrub
brush along power lines, and a farm pond.  Trails are mostly level, with
normal roots and rocks.  Our walk will be approximately 2 miles, covering
all of these different habitats allowing for a good diversity of resident
and migrating birds.  As with any walk in the woods, participants should be
dressed to avoid ticks, and expect that there may be the usual array of
biting insects.
Leaders: Don Heitzmann – dheitzmann AT dovetl.com & Jack Sullivan –
jackjsully AT aol.com
- Dan Berard
Subject: Great Swamp Sunday
From: "Marc Gousie" <gousie6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:36:52 -0400
Down to the Great Swamp today. If ever it was apparent that our migration is
delayed compared to last year, it was today. Upon walking the first few
miles to the impoundment, we knew that the prospects for the day were not
great. The morning's weather, which began very promisingly with clearing
skies and brilliant sunshine, deteriorated to increasing clouds and then a
solid, leaden overcast. Although we arrived to many singing Pine Warblers,
once we left the pine grove birds became increasingly difficult to find, and
in the last few miles of the loop (after leaving the water) we heard very
few birds. Altogether:

 

1 Turkey (hen)

4 Dbl.-crested Cormorant

1 Gr. Egret

1 Turkey Vulture

16 Ring-necked Duck (mostly male-fem. pairs)

8 Osprey (min.)

1 Am. Kestrel

many Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard)

many Tree Swallow

many Pine Warbler (1 seen)

many Northern Flicker (seen and heard)

1 Song Sparrow

1 Swamp Sparrow

1 Chipping Sparrow

12 Brown-headed Cowbird

2 Eastern Towhee (1 seen)

usual feeder birds

 

Conspicuously missing from the list as compared with the same weekend last
year were: other herons, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Barn Swallow,
Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler (although others saw some). We were
unable to find any snipe or sandpipers.

 

Stopping on the way back to check the Providence River, we found Black
Ducks, Mallard, 4 Gadwall, and 7 Bufflehead, and, visible across the river
from Swan Point were two Osprey nests with 4 Osprey visible in the nests
(two per nest). 

 

Although there was no bird life at the cemetery (apart from robins and many
flickers), a quick stop at Bold Point led to the discovery that the entire
point (not the park) had been mowed almost to ground level. The lack of
growth and gusty wind (no sun at all) seemed to have produced a gigantic
barren wasteland (Is the mowing an annual event?) with nothing to be heard
except for crows, grackles, and a few mockingbirds. As we walked back to our
car, we were amazed and pleased to see, flying from a tree to a tangle of
weeds, a solitary Brown Thrasher.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie and Marie LoPresti

 
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014
From: DLSaint AT aol.com
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:59:32 -0400 (EDT)
 
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* April 13, 2014
*  RIRI1404.13
 
- Birds mentioned
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Little Blue Heron
Brown  Thrasher
Snowy Egret
SNOWY OWL 
Short-billed Dowitcher
BARNACLE  GOOSE 
CATTLE EGRET 
ICELAND GULL
Wilson's Snipe
Blue-winged  Teal
Ruffed Grouse
SANDHILL CRANE
Eastern Kingbird
Virginia  Rail
Rusty Blackbird
Northern Shoveler
Glossy Ibis
Pectoral  Sandpiper
Piping Plover
Broad-winged Hawk
Louisiana  Waterthrush
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Palm Warbler
Purple Martin
 
     date: April 13, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_DLSaint AT aol_ (mailto:DLSaint AT aol) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org/) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for April 13th, 
 2014. This report is from April 3rd to April 13th and will be updated in 
about  one week.
 
A BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE was found in Succotash Marsh on the 12th.  It  was 
relocated on the morning of the 13th.  It was seen from the parking lot  at 
East Matunuck Beach, and south to almost the bridge, on the west side of the  
road.  Also, a LITTLE BLUE HERON was observed both days, and a BROWN  
THRASHER was seen on the 13th. On the 12th, 12 GLOSSY IBIS were there. On the 

10th, 7 SNOWY EGRETS were found, and a SNOWY OWL was observed sitting in the  
marsh. On the 5th, an early SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported.
 
In Burrilliville, a BARNACLE GOOSE was seen and photographed on Wallum Lake 
 on the 6th.
 
On the 9th, in West Greenwich, a CATTLE EGRET was observed in a field on  
the corner of Nooseneck Hill Road and Robin Hollow Road.  The bird was not  
found the next day.
 
AN ICELAND GULL, 2 WILSON'S SNIPE and 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were reported on  
the 12th at the Charlestown Breachway.  In the Quonochontaug Marsh, 2  
BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen on the 3rd.
 
In Coventry, a RUFFED GROUSE was heard drumming on the 13th at Nicholas  
Farm MA.
 
On the 12th, 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying above the URI campus in  
South Kingstown.  At Perry Mill Pond, at the corner of Route 1 and  Moonstone 
Beach Road, a BLUE-WINGED TEAL was found on the 
5th.  On the 11th, a very early EASTERN KINGBIRD was spotted at  Genesse 
Swamp along the bike path near Larkin Pond.  Other birds there that  day 
included: 2 VIRGINA RAILS, 1 WILSON'S SNIPE, and 1 
RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
 
In Middletown, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS are being seen in the farm pond along  
Braman's Lane.  On the 13th, 48 GLOSSY IBIS were recorded flying over  
Norman Bird Sanctuary, and the 2 SNOWY OWLS continue at Sachuest Point  NWR.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly on the 3rd, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 3 PIPING  
PLOVERS and a SNOWY OWL were seen.
 
Finally, new arrivals this week included, 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 LOUISANA  
WATERTHRUSH, 1 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and several sightings of PALM WARBLERS 
and  PURPLE MARTINS.

That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Purple Martin Weekapaug Golf Club Westerly
From: Raymond Marr Jr <rmarr2 AT cox.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:50:19 -0400
 The first returns of Purple Martins to Weekapaug Golf club in westerly 1 adult 
male. 

The flock will enjoy added 12 units so the club will host 24 pairs now. Most 
should be full by May 10th 

And produce around 90 chicks for the state. And another twelve units have been 
place on shore road by a private 

home owner the rack can be seen from the road and is 1 mile from the club they 
too will have a colony 

this season. And will be a excellent display for the town for people to enjoy 
the birds from the road. 

Gourds numbers continue grow state wide along with the Martin numbers. And the 
birds are making great progress. 



Raymond Marr
Barrington
rmarr2 AT cox.net






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Subject: Osprey Lecture
From: Jeffrey Hall <travelernewspapers AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:02:32 -0400
*Osprey Migration: The Four Thousand Mile Journey*
*Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7pm *
*Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI*

*Dr. Rob Bierregaard banding an Osprey at Audubon's Marsh Meadows **Refuge
in Jamestown.*
How do Osprey make their 4,000 mile journey to South America and back? Join
Dr. Rob Bierregaard, ornithologist and Osprey expert, for an illustrated
talk on the mysteries of Osprey migration.

Sponsored but the Conanicut Island Raptor Project and the Jamestown
Education Foundation.

Free lecture but must register to reserve a seat at
http://asri.doubleknot.com/event/1505473










Jeff Hall



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Subject: Glossy Ibis
From: <janaehesser AT gmail.com>
Date: 13 Apr 2014 09:58:02 -0700
During the Sunday morning bird walk at Norman Bird Sanctuary, a minimum of 48 
glossy ibis flying north overhead. Later at 3rd beach marsh, two continuing 
Snowy Owls. 
Subject: Blue Winged Teal
From: Patrick Felker <patbirddude AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:36:22 -0400
Yesterday at Indian Run Reservoir which is by Old Mountain Field in Wakefield 
there was a male BLUE WINGED TEAL resting in the marsh with Mallards. There 
were also a couple of NORTHERN ROUGH WINGED SWALLOWS flying around. Other birds 
include Buffleheads, Ring Necked Ducks, and a Belted Kingfisher flyover. I have 
photos of the teal if needed. 


Happy Birding Patrick 

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Subject: Saturday in Jamestown...Snowy Owl
From: <laurieschaper AT yahoo.com>
Date: 13 Apr 2014 05:19:52 -0700
While heading west on 138, I noticed the owl in flight heading east. It was a 
beautiful sight with the brilliant blue sky as background 


 Trustom Pond on Thursday...Cormorant stationed on a rock in the distance to 
the right of the Osprey Pt. observation deck and an Eastern Phoebe near Farm 
Pond. An elusive bird in the brush along Red Maple Trail...color and size made 
me think of a Fox Sparrow but other than that, not able to get distinct 
markings for clear identification. 

  
Subject: broad winged hawk
From: "Linda" <jff30 AT cox.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:24:27 -0400
This afternoon around 5:10, I had a broad winged hawk over the nursery
fields of the Farmer's Daughter on Rt. 138 in So. Kingstown.  I clearly saw
the black outline of the wings' trailing edges, the black wing tips (both
features from underneath the soaring and gliding bird), and very broad
wings.  The nursery assistant said they have been getting a lot of hawks
overhead.  The nursery sits at the bottom of Kingston Hill and he feels
there are good thermals in that area.

 

Linda Gardrel
Subject: OSBC May Walk Schedule
From: Dan Berard <djberard84 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:52:25 -0400
Good evening everyone,

Here is the Ocean State Bird Club trip schedule for May! If you are
interested in attending any (or all) of these walks, please RSVP with the
leader so they have an idea how many people to expect.

May 3, Saturday

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  7am-10am

This is a great time to explore one of the best warbler migration spots in
Southern New England. In addition to the warblers, there is always a nice
assortment of vireos, flycatchers, thrushes and more.  We will meet on the
lawn area just outside the main gate. Please park along the main road
before or after the apron that leads to the gate.

Leader:  Dan Berard - DJBerard84 AT gmail.com



May 4, Sunday

Durfee Hill Management Area, Glocester. 8am – 10:30am

This beautiful forested land in the northwest part of the state is a great
place for early migrants and nesting birds. Least Flycatcher, Pileated
Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Common Raven, several warbler and vireo
species are all birds commonly found here. We will hike around the pond
through clearings and beautiful mixed forest. The trails can be considered
moderate in difficulty and the hike may take around 2 ½ - 3 hours.

We will meet in the parking lot for Durfee Hill Management area on Route 94
(Reynolds Road) south of Route 44. An Orange vest is advised as it will be
during hunting season.

Leader: Mike Tucker – bnatural2 AT gmail.com



May 9, Friday

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  7am-9am

This is a great time to explore one of the best warbler migration spots in
Southern New England. In addition to the warblers, there is always a nice
assortment of vireos, flycatchers, thrushes and more. We will meet on the
lawn area just outside the main gate. Please park along the main road
before or after the apron that leads to the gate.

Leader:  Dan Berard - DJBerard84 AT gmail.com



May 12, Monday

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  7am-9am

This is a great time to explore one of the best warbler migration spots in
Southern New England In addition to the warblers, there is always a nice
assortment of vireos, flycatchers, thrushes and more. We will meet on the
lawn area just outside the main gate. Please park along the main road
before or after the apron that leads to the gate.

Leader:  Mike Tucker – bnatural2 AT gmail.com



May 13, Tuesday

Rome Point: John Chafee Nature Preserve, North Kingstown. 8am-10am

This will be a relatively easy walk along a forest path that leads to one
of Rhode Island’s most pristine shorelines. This variety of habitats will
offer both land and shore birds, as well as lingering winter migrants. Meet
in lot on Boston Neck Rd, North Kingstown.

Leader:  Bob Kenney – drbobk AT verizon.net



May 16, Friday

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  7am-9am

This is a great time to explore one of the best warbler migration spots in
Southern New England. In addition to the warblers, there is always a nice
assortment of vireos, flycatchers, thrushes and more. We will meet on the
lawn area just outside the main gate. Please park along the main road
before or after the apron that leads to the gate.

Leader:  Dan Berard - DJBerard84 AT gmail.com



May 19, Monday

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  7am-9am

This is a great time to explore one of the best warbler migration spots in
Southern New England In addition to the warblers, there is always a nice
assortment of vireos, flycatchers, thrushes and more. We will meet on the
lawn area just outside the main gate. Please park along the main road
before or after the apron that leads to the gate.

Leader:  Mike Tucker – bnatural2 AT gmail.com



May 21, Wednesday

Browning Mill Pond State Recreation Area, Arcadia Management Area, Exeter.
8am–10am

This will be an easy walk in search of migrant and resident species. The
forest and pond edge habitats attract warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles,
and flycatchers. We will meet at the Browning Mill Pond State Recreation
Area parking lot on Arcadia Rd, Exeter.

Leader: Bob Kenney – drbobk AT verizon.net



May 24, Saturday

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, South Kingston. 7am-10am

The varied habitats of Trustom Pond provide an excellent assortment of
migrant warblers, thrushes and vireos. While searching for these migrants
we will also find a variety of nesting birds from Ospreys to White-eyed
Vireos.

NOTE: Due to limited parking, meeting place will be determined soon.

Leader: Dan Berard – DJBerard84 AT gmail.com


Our webmaster is hard at work putting the finishing touches on our website,
where our programs will be posted in the future.

Hope many of you will attend a walk or two!

See you in the field!!

- Dan Berard
Subject: Probable PILEATED W P In Exeter near Falls River Rd.
From: Jackjsully AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:14:09 -0400 (EDT)
While birding with Christian Picard in Exeter this morning,we saw a brief 
glimpse of a bird that looked to be right for a PILEATED WOODPECKER. We were 
hiking the Ben Utter Trial and hoping to find a Pileated. Other highlights 
were, 2 Chipping Sparrows and 7 Purple Martins in that area. On the east side 
of route 3, the extension of Ten Rod Rd near the New London Turnpike,we saw a 
Perigrine Falcon and and a Red-shouldered Hawk over some large fields. On the 
other side of the road we saw a Martin dive-bombing and harassing a female A. 

Kestrel.     One GREAT Day to be out.

Jack Sullivan
Rumford, RI 
 
Subject: OSBC Warbler Song Presentation - April 28
From: Dan Berard <djberard84 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:38:00 -0400
Good morning,

The Ocean State Bird Club is offering another exciting free presentation this 
month, just in time for peak spring migration. 


April 28, Monday

Identifying Warblers by Ear
With Alex Dunn

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI
Room 101

6:30-7pm Meet and Greet
7-8:30pm Presentation

Each spring over thirty species of warblers come flooding through New England. 
Finding these fast moving, insect eating, migratory jewels can be an act of 
neck-breaking frustration. In this presentation, we'll break down this hotly 
sought after family of birds into "sound groups" allowing for easier 
identification in the field. We will listen to and identify over twenty species 
of warblers based on their songs. Whether learning songs for the first time or 
doing a spring warm up, this class will get you ready for the coming invasion! 


Alex Dunn is a life long birder and natural historian and an expert teacher! He 
is based out of Worcester County, Ma and is kind enough to offer his very well 
reviewed warbler song presentation to the club. 


The OSBC is putting the finishing touches on our Spring walk schedule, so look 
for that to be posted soon. 


- Dan Berard
  Douglas, Ma
Subject: Checklist
From: Jan StJean <DLSaint AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:51:41 -0400
Jeff Hall at ASRI has offered to mail a RI checklist to anyone who wants one. 
Contact him at 

Jhall AT asri.org
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Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush
From: Barbara C Gearhart <bcgearhart AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:16:25 -0400
This morning at 6:30, singing in my yard. After a few minutes flew
upstream, chipping, into the deep woods.
Subject: Checklist of Rhode Island Birds
From: DLSaint AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:34:12 -0400 (EDT)
FYI
 
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has a Tri-fold card that they give away 
 free at the headquarters at Powder Mill Ledges in Smithfield.  This  
tri-fold, cardboard list is an indispensable tool for field birding.   
Unfortunately, it is a bit out of date, (hence the free-bee). It lists all 
regularly 

occurring birds in RI, plus vagrant species.  Average arrival and  
departure dates are indicated by a number for each month, as "5" for May, and a 

letter for each week of that month, as "D" for the fourth week.  Permanent  
residents are marked (PR).  (B) will indicate the species breeds in  RI.  Also 
helpful is symbols for uncommon or rare species.  This is  where the list is 
a bit outdated, as some species, like Common Raven are still  treated as 
rare.  However the arrival and departure dates are spot on, and  very helpful. 
 For example, Snow Bunting is 10 D to 3 D.  So if you  think you are seeing 
a Snow Bunting, for example, in July, the list shows that  that time frame 
does not fit with the species.  I go up there a lot and  keep several in my 
car.  I refer to it all the time.  It really does  help to learn when birds 
get here, when they leave, and which ones can be seen  all year long.  If 
you want one and it's a hardship for you to get there, I  can mail one to you, 
if you e-mail me privately.  Hope this helps.
 
Jan St.Jean
Chepachet, RI
Subject: gannets
From: "Dr. Bob Kenney" <drbobk AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:09:08 -0500 (CDT)




Subject: Emailing: Tree Swallow [1 Attachment]
From: "Thomas Tetzner" <tjtetzner AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:16:23 -0400
tree swallow back at my home charlestown,RI
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Subject: Song Bird Identification Workshop w Mike Tucker, 4/12/2014, 9:30 am
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Subject: OSBC Songbird ID Workshop this Saturday
From: Dan Berard <djberard84 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:59:08 -0400
Songbird Identification Workshop - presented by Mike Tucker

Saturday April 12th, 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Warwick Public Library - Room 101
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI

This workshop is just in time for the exciting return of our migrants.
During this PowerPoint presentation we will cover many of the basics and
the best way to approach identification. It will be filled with many
helpful tips and prepare you for this exciting time of year.

Hope many of you can make it!

And please look forward to the OSBC Spring Walk Schedule which will be
posted within the next few days!

- Dan Berard
  Ocean State Bird Club
Subject: A reason to go to the library
From: "John and Alexandra La Force" <woonpuffin AT cox.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:59:31 -0400
After spending a successful morning birding, we were driving home from the 
library, and drove down North Road in Shannock, which is a little out of our 
way. Just as we have seen them twice this week, we saw a flock or gobble or 
rafter of 24 Turkeys on the ridge on the east side of the road, with many of 
the males displaying, which was quite impressive. We also spotted an Eastern 
Kingbird. 


I have a meeting in Providence this evening, and hope to add to our list by 
spotting one of the Peregrine Falcons roosting on the top of the Bank of 
America building.... 




John and Alex La Force
Richmond
Subject: Songbird Identification TAlk, Saturday, April 12th
From: <snoozin50 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 08 Apr 2014 10:22:43 -0700
Spring migration is starting!
 Consider attending this excellent and free upcoming program from the Ocean 
State Bird Club 

 Songbird Identification Workshop – presented by Mike Tucker
 Saturday April 12th, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
 Warwick Public Library
 This workshop is just in time for the exciting return of our migrants. During 
this PowerPoint presentation we will cover many of the basics and the best way 
to approach identification. It will be filled with many helpful tips and 
prepare you for this exciting time of year. 

 Hope many of you can make it! And please look forward to more programs from 
the Ocean State Bird Club! 

 

 Sue Dunn, OSBC
Subject: Songbird Identification Talk, Saturday, April 12th
From: <snoozin50 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 08 Apr 2014 10:20:44 -0700
Spring migration is starting!
 Consider attending this excellent and free upcoming program from the Ocean 
State Bird Club 

 Songbird Identification Workshop – presented by Mike Tucker
 Saturday April 12th, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
 Warwick Public Library
 This workshop is just in time for the exciting return of our migrants. During 
this PowerPoint presentation we will cover many of the basics and the best way 
to approach identification. It will be filled with many helpful tips and 
prepare you for this exciting time of year. 

 Hope many of you can make it! And please look forward to more programs from 
the Ocean State Bird Club! 
Subject: Re: Common Raven in RI?
From: Suzanne French <fieldfareusa AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:13:27 -0400
If you haven't seen this yet, here is a nice look at a Ravens.
http://www.wellesley.edu/ravencam
Subject: Foggy, but good day
From: "John and Alexandra La Force" <woonpuffin AT cox.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:55:36 -0400
Despite the dense fog along the coast, it was a good morning for birding at low 
tide. We saw 2 Osprey, as well as a Greater and a Lesser Yellowlegs at Bluff 
Hill Cove in Galilee. Two Kildeer were hanging with a number of Starlings at 
the entrance to Rose Nulman Park at Point Judith. A plastic bag made a really 
good impression of an egret in a field at the corner of Route 108 and Burnside 
Avenue, but that was okay, because we did end up seeing a Great Egret in 
Succotash Marsh. We also saw 14 Dunlins in the Marsh. 



John and Alex La Force
Richmond
Subject: Sunday birding in Charlestown [5 Attachments]
From: "Marc Gousie" <gousie6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 21:11:04 -0400
Beautiful day with clear blue sky, but cold early in the morning. At
Carpenter Beach, a fly-by Great Egret. On Moonstone Beach, everything roped
off and new signs in place in anticipation of the arrival of the piping
plover, but none yet. On Mud Pond, 7 Ring-necked Ducks and 2 Scaup; many
Song Sparrows singing.

 

Up the road at Perryville Mill Pond, more Scaup, 8 Ring-necked Ducks, 2
Gadwall, and a male and female pair of Wood Ducks. There were plenty of
White-throated and Song Sparrows, as well as all of the other common feeder
birds, and 1 Belted Kingfisher.

 

At Trustom, nothing unusual at the feeders, but many House Finches and
Goldfinches, singing loudly. At Otter Point, 12 Scaup, 1 male and female
pair of Ring-necked Ducks, 1 male and female pair of Ruddy Ducks, 1 male and
female pair of Bufflehead, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Osprey
(nest-building), 1 No. Harrier, several Tree Swallows, and 1 Snowy Egret up
in the island dead tree. 

 

At the Charlestown Breachway, nothing to be seen except 2 Common Loons in
the breachway.

 

At the Quonochontaug Breachway, nothing except a Red-Breasted Merganser, and
6 Common Loons, in various stages of moulting.

 

Finally, on Succotash Rd, 2 more Great Egrets and 1 Greater Yellowlegs.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie and Marie Lopresti

 

 
Subject: female martin doing excellent.
From: Raymond Marr Jr <rmarr2 AT cox.net>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:06:31 -0400
 Female Martin at Barrington Landtrust looking excellent and feeding. Without 
question she did return home long before many others. 

First time seen since first reported on the 04/02 she is still very alone and 
seems very healthy as she waits for the rest of her flock. 

I am happy the weather could have been much colder and she would have perished. 
She has done well. Weather reports look good 

so she should be fine. And new birds should start to arrive almost daily now. 
So she will not be alone for long. 


Raymond Marr
Barrington 
rmarr2 AT cox.net





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Subject: Re: Common Raven in RI?
From: Bonnie <bonnie.hawksley AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:33:21 -0400
It may well have been a raven. Three passed by my house on the west Kingston 
line early this week. Noisy buggers. I have also seen one off the new London 
turnpike. I watched him for quite a while as he bathed in a puddle. 


> On Apr 6, 2014, at 3:18 PM,  wrote:
> 
> Hello- This morning I believe I saw a common raven near URI. Over the past 
year or two I would occasionally see what I thought was an extremely large crow 
in North Kingstown on the wooded roads up behind URI. This morning I saw the 
curvature of the beak and was almost certain it was a raven. Unfortunately 
someone was on our tail so I could not stop to take a photo with my phone. Does 
anyone know if ravens are found around here? I've heard that they are uncommon. 
Thanks. 

> 
> 
Subject: Re: Common Raven in RI?
From: Danielle Crudden <dcrudden AT my.uri.edu>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:04:34 -0400
It is quite possible that the bird you saw today near URI was a raven. For
the past month there have been ravens heard calling on campus. One day I
even heard two calling back and forth!
Subject: Common Raven in RI?
From: <dmollyross AT gmail.com>
Date: 06 Apr 2014 12:18:30 -0700
Hello- This morning I believe I saw a common raven near URI. Over the past year 
or two I would occasionally see what I thought was an extremely large crow in 
North Kingstown on the wooded roads up behind URI. This morning I saw the 
curvature of the beak and was almost certain it was a raven. Unfortunately 
someone was on our tail so I could not stop to take a photo with my phone. Does 
anyone know if ravens are found around here? I've heard that they are uncommon. 
Thanks. 
Subject: Fwd: [2]
From: Bill <Aybayb AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:29:28 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: House Finches [3 Attachments]
From: "Bruce Kindseth" <bkindseth AT cox.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:42:43 -0400
Attached are pictures of the pink-faced house finch and the yellow variant.

Bruce Kindseth

Pt. Judith
Subject: Pawtucket Peregrine [2 Attachments]
From: "Marc Gousie" <marc AT meimeiandme.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:53:29 -0400
The peregrine atop the Pawtucket City Hall continues as of this morning
(4/5/14). I have been observing it weekly on Saturdays for a month now.

 

Marc Gousie

 
Subject: Re: American Oystercatcher
From: phil maddalena <thor957 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:31:12 -0700 (PDT)
Hi my name is Phil and i live in Connecticut. Let me say beautiful shots! Love 
them. Could you please tell me where you seen the snowy owl and captured that 
shot of her? 

                                                    
                                                  
 Thanks Again  

And great shots
On Friday, April 4, 2014 3:14 PM, "auldini AT yahoo.com"  
wrote: 

 
  
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Today, 4/4/14, at Napatree:
Seven American Oystercatcher, multiple sanderlings and purple sandpipers, a 
Savannah Sparrow and a heavily barred Snowy Owl. The owl had multiple 
confrontations with both nesting Osprey and Greater Blackbacked gull. Photos 
attached 


Dianne Auld
Coventry, RI
Subject: American Oystercatcher [3 Attachments]
From: <auldini AT yahoo.com>
Date: 04 Apr 2014 12:14:03 -0700
Today, 4/4/14, at Napatree:
 Seven American Oystercatcher, multiple sanderlings and purple sandpipers, a 
Savannah Sparrow and a heavily barred Snowy Owl. The owl had multiple 
confrontations with both nesting Osprey and Greater Blackbacked gull. Photos 
attached 

 

 Dianne Auld
 Coventry, RI

Subject: Fwd: [3]
From: Bill <Aybayb AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:09:31 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Red-Bellied Woodpeckers and perhaps Ring-Necked Ducks
From: Mark Vaughn <mkvaughn AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:21:28 +0200
Hello All,
I was chuckling at the Ring-Billed Duck comments and just shook my head at the 
Red-Bellied Woodpecker comment and thought to myself, some of these naming 
conventions are really for the birds. Yes the Ring-necked duck actually has a 
ring around its neck but the ring around the bill is much more prominent. 
However, even the brightest Red-bellied Woodpecker barely has any red on its 
stomach when compared w it's neck and lower head area! 

My point being, if they can change the Marsh Hawk and Sparrow Hawk to Northern 
Harrier and American Kestral, respectively, why can't "they" change the 
Red-Bellied Woodpecker to the Red-Naped or Red-Necked Woodpecker? Or 
Ring-billed duck (At least it can be id'd when not flying). Can we start a 
petition to get some common sense changes? 

Don't get me started on the White-headed Eagle! ( yeah that's a non-starter). 
Seriously though...
Just some (bird) food for thought!  Not to peck fun at anyone's postings.
V/R and happy bird day
Mark V
Pedantic at large


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> 
Subject: Highlights This Morning
From: Barbara C Gearhart <bcgearhart AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:13:31 -0400
Napatree Point, Westerly: 3 Piping Plovers, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Snowy
Owl-very white with just a suggestion of barring

Quonochontaug: 2 Blue-winged Teal, 5 Greater Yellowlegs

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Re: I did it again!
From: "Dr. Bob Kenney" <drbobk AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:18:48 -0500 (CDT)




Subject: I did it again!
From: "John and Alexandra La Force" <woonpuffin AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:53:49 -0400
Sorry, thats Ring-Necked Ducks. I did learn (thanks, John and Hugh), and 
thought I had it right this time, but, obviously, I didnt. 





Alex La Force
Subject: Ring-Billed Ducks and Tree Swallows
From: "John and Alexandra La Force" <woonpuffin AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:35:56 -0400
This morning there were 7 Ring-Billed Ducks swimming on the little pond across 
from Westerly Credit Union along Route 138 in Wyoming ; weve rarely seen any 
waterfowl there, let alone Ring-Billeds. Reaching home, we found Tree Swallows 
moving into one of the bluebird houses on the property.... 



John and Alex La Force
Richmond

Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, April 3, 2014
From: DLSaint AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:49:00 -0400 (EDT)
 
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* April 3, 2014
*  RIRI1404.03
 
- Birds mentioned
ROYAL TERN 
COMMON MURRE 
Snow  Bunting
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Ruddy  Turnstone
Piping Plover
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern  Rough-winged Swallow
TUNDRA SWAN
EURASIAN WIGEON
Redhead
Pied-billed  Grebe
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Greater Yellowlegs
Northern  Shoveler
BARN OWL
SNOWY OWL 
Canvasback
White-crowned  Sparrow
Wilson's Snipe
American Kestrel
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Fox  Sparrow
Bald Eagle
Eastern Phoebe
 
     date: April 3, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_DLSaint AT aol_ (mailto:DLSaint AT aol) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org/) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for April 3rd,  
2014. This report is from March 26th to April 2nd and will be updated in 
about  one week.
 
The highlight bird of the week is a ROYAL TERN found and photographed on  
the 31st in Newport.  It was on the granite pier next to the navy base  
officer's club.  Efforts to relocate the bird were not successful.
 
A COMMON MURRE was seen from the Block Island ferry on the 2nd.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly, 8 SNOW BUNTINGS were found on the 1st.   
Other birds seen that included, 10 AMERICAN OYSTERCATHERS, 2 BLACK-BELLIED  
PLOVERS, 1 RUDDY TURNSTONE and 2 PIPING PLOVER.
 
On the 2nd, the first PURPLE MARTIN returned to the nest boxes at the  
Barrington Land Trust.  A few TREE SWALLOWS were reported this week, and  the 
first NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was found in 
Peace Dale, also on the 2nd.
 
There were 2 TUNDRA SWANS reported in Trustom Pond in South Kingstown on  
the 1st.  On the 29th, a EURASIAN WIGEON and 5 REDHEADS were seen  there.  At 
nearby Perry Mill Pond, the PIED-BILLED GREBE continues.   At Succotash 
Saltmarsh, a SNOWY EGRET, 1 GREAT EGRET and 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS  were found 
this past week.
 
In Middletown, a NORTHERN SHOVELER was found at the small farm pond on  
Braman's Lane, and a BARN OWL and SNOWY OWL continue at Sachuest Point. From  
Portsmouth, a CANVASBACK and 6 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were reported from  
St.Mary's Pond.
 
On the 27th, 6 WILSON'S SNIPE and an AMERICAN KESTREL were seen along  
Weedon's Lane in Jamestown. A SNOWY and a GREAT EGRET were at Marsh Meadows on 

the 1st.
 
In Charlestown, at Fort Ninigret, the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continues to 
 be seen in the large tree in the center of the small park, and a FOX 
SPARROW and  a BALD EAGLE were also seen on the 1st.
 
In Providence, a EURASIAN WIGEON was reported in the Seekonk River near the 
 Henderson Bridge on the 31st, and a REDHEAD was found in Central Pond 
along the  Ten Mile River Greenway.
 
Lastly, EASTERN PHOEBES have been reported from several areas this past  
week.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Caratunk Bird Walk !
From: Jackjsully AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:01:11 -0400 (EDT)
Bird walk  AT  Caratunk has been off a couple of weeks because of slow arrival of 
Migrants. 

watch for further info.



Jack Sullivan
Subject: today's ospreys
From: "Linda" <jff30 AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:50:06 -0400
While leaving work at So. County Hospital this afternoon at 12:45, I
observed and heard 8 ospreys flying over the hospital parking lot soaring
and vocalizing loudly.  I have never seen/heard this many at one time in one
location!!

 

Linda Gardrel
Subject: Return of first Martin to Barrington
From: Raymond Marr Jr <rmarr2 AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:15:53 -0400
    Hi Folks
 A very old female martin flew in at dusk a matriarch of the flock probably 
between 6-10 years of age. 

To the Barrington Landtrust.  She will guide in many more to
the town and the town can support up to 138 pairs and probably will host the 
largest number of martins in New England. 

We should reach over 100 nesting pairs by June.  


Raymond Marr
Barrington
rmarr2 AT cox.net
  

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Subject: Songbird Identification Workshop - April 12
From: frostedcorncrakes AT verizon.net
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:48:44 -0400
Saturday April 12th, 9:30 – 11:30am

Songbird Identification Workshop by Mike Tucker

Cost - Free!

This workshop is just in time for the exciting return of our migrants. During 
this PowerPoint presentation we will cover many of the basics and the best way 
to approach identification. It will be filled with many helpful tips and 
prepare you for this exciting time of year. 


Location: Warwick Public Library

600 Sandy Lane.  Directions at http://warwicklibrary.org/ hours-directions
Subject: Jamestown Sightings
From: <laurieschaper AT yahoo.com>
Date: 02 Apr 2014 09:06:54 -0700
At Zeek's Creek...2 Ospreys on the nest and 3 Great Egrets. Racquet Rd. 
Refuge...Red-tailed Hawk being chased by Crows and another Red-tailed Hawk just 
outside of refuge. Pair of Red-breasted Mergansers just off shore of the 
private beach. Fort Wetherill...pair of Canada Geese...6 Red-breasted 
Mergansers. 
Subject: Osprey Day
From: <twrobel AT tacticaltech.com>
Date: 01 Apr 2014 14:04:49 -0700
Four seen fighting over a nest on Burma Rd in Portsmouth, one in a badly 
damaged nest on Poppasquatch Point in Bristol, one in large nest in Colt State 
Park, others in Warren, Barrington,,Seekonk, Swansee. I gues the season is upon 
us! 


Ted
Newport
Subject: Re: Possible O.S.B.C. Bird Walk next week @ ASRI's Caratunk Refuge in Seekonk,MA.
From: Prigmore David <davidwprigmore AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:31:43 -0400
Id be interested if its not Tuesday AM

Dave Prigmore
Westerly

On Apr 1, 2014, at 1:20 PM, Jackjsully AT aol.com wrote:

> We may set up a mid-morning Bird Walk next week if there is enough interest 
and cooperating weather. Anyone having an interest is invited 

> to send a quick email to Jack Sullivan  AT  jackjsully AT aol.com. It's "migration 
time" once again! 

> 
> 
Subject: Possible O.S.B.C. Bird Walk next week @ ASRI's Caratunk Refuge in Seekonk,MA.
From: Jackjsully AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:20:29 -0400 (EDT)
We may set up a mid-morning Bird Walk next week if there is enough interest and 
cooperating weather. Anyone having an interest is invited 

to send a quick email to Jack Sullivan  AT  jackjsully AT aol.com. It's "migration 
time" once again! 
Subject: Re: Hawk ID help?
From: phil maddalena <thor957 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:08:12 -0700 (PDT)
Hi, my name is Phil. I live in Connecticut, just south of Hartford. Rod looks 
like a juvenile coopers hawk to me. Wish i could see the front of him. Well 
just my take on it. 

On Monday, March 31, 2014 4:53 PM, Rod Griffith  
wrote: 

 
  
[Attachment(s) from Rod Griffith included below]
Took these pictures couple days ago and the white cap is confusing me.
Subject: Hawk ID help? [1 Attachment]
From: Rod Griffith <rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:53:36 -0400
<*>[Attachment(s) from Rod Griffith included below]

Took these pictures couple days ago and the white cap is confusing me.

<*>Attachment(s) from Rod Griffith:

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Subject: Gardening for Birds Presentation, 3/31/2014, 6:00 pm
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Subject: Banded Royal Tern! Newport [1 Attachment]
From: Paul Champlin <skua999 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:40:51 -0400
Photographed and videoed on the granite pier next to the navy base
officer's club. It took off while I was adjusting camera settings, and I
didn't see which way it went. It would have been visible from where the
Pacific Loon was viewable from two years ago. Newport Harbor is worth
checking - watch those loafing flocks of gulls.

Paul Champlin
Westport, MA
Subject: Birds on the East Side
From: <lighty70 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 31 Mar 2014 04:15:28 -0700
Saturday: American wigeons bobbing in the river off Pitman Street; three Osprey 
calling to each other over Swan Point Cemetery; a Belted kingfisher feeding at 
the Pawtucket boat launch. 

 

 SL
Subject: Big River and EG Cove [1 Attachment]
From: Sandra Saunders <ssaunders AT mail.uri.edu>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:42:19 -0400
The rookery at Big River has 8 surviving nests and today there were 8 adult 
Great Blue Herons in the area but not all occupying nests. So far the Osprey 

have not come back. Hooded Mergansers along with a few Canada Geese and 
Mallards were on the pond. Still quite a bit of ice on nearby ponds. PHOTO 


Two Osprey have returned to the nest overseeing the upper end of East Greenwich 
Cove. A Great Egret, 2 Double Crested Cormorants and Red-brested Mergansers 
were seen with numerous Bufflehead. 



Sandra Saunders








Sandra Saunders
105 Spring St
East Greenwich, RI 02818
401-886-0722 -h
401-862-7396 -c



Subject: Gardening for the Birds
From: <snoozin50 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 29 Mar 2014 14:12:00 -0700
Just a reminder that Rosanne Sherry's program, Gardening Is For the Birds, is 
happening Monday night at the Warwick Public Library. Hope to see many birders 
and gardeners there! 

 When: Monday, March 31st 6:30-8:30 (meet and greet 6:00-6:30)
Who: Rosanne E. Sherry, Horticultural Educator and Consultant
This program is sponsored by the Ocean State Bird Club
 Explore plant selections for the garden from the birds' perspective. Learn 
about a year round selection of flowering and fruiting plants. Native and 
useful exotics are discussed. This is a Powerpoint presentation with handouts 
available. 

Rosanne Sherry is a lifelong birdwatcher and naturalist. Her horticultural 
career has spanned 3 decades in Rhode Island. She has worked in garden centers, 
written for local newspapers and magazines and appeared on radio and television 
as a horticultural educator. She is the former Cooperative Extension State 
Master Gardener Coordinator, a nation-wide program based at public land grant 
universities. She continues sharing her passions of birds, nature and gardening 
with the public of southern New England with public presentations and home 
garden consultations. She mostly recently spoke at the Rhode Island Spring 
Flower Show. 


Subject: Kildeer
From: "John and Alexandra La Force" <woonpuffin AT cox.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:05:18 -0400
Four Kildeer were running around the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter this morning; 
more could be heard behind the Administration Building. 




Alex La Force
Richmond
Subject: Richard King discusses "The Devil's Cormorant"
From: RIBIRDS-owner AT yahoogroups.com
Date: 27 Mar 2014 16:50:55 -0700
Title: Richard King discusses & signs his book "The Devil's Cormorant" 
http://events.brown.edu/events/cal/CAL-00147cc4-44ab056d-0144-ad228df4-000021fcevents AT brown.edu/ 

 When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where: Brown Bookstore 
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/index.php?query=BOB 

 244 Thayer Street Description: Meet Richard J. King, senior lecturer in 
literature of the sea with the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and 
Mystic Seaport, for a journey through the history, biology, and culture of the 
misunderstood cormorant. 

 
Behold the cormorant: silent, still, cruciform, and brooding; flashing, 
soaring, quick as a snake. Evolution has crafted the only creature on Earth 
that can migrate the length of a continent, dive and hunt deep underwater, 
perch comfortably on a branch or a wire, walk on land, climb up cliff faces, 
feed on thousands of different species, and live beside both fresh and salt 
water in a vast global range of temperatures and altitudes, often in close 
proximity to man. Long a symbol of gluttony, greed, bad luck, and evil, the 
cormorant has led a troubled existence in human history, myth, and literature. 
The birds have been prized as a source of mineral wealth in Peru, hunted to 
extinction in the Arctic, trained by the Japanese to catch fish, demonized by 
Milton in Paradise Lost, and reviled, despised, and exterminated by sport and 
commercial fishermen from Israel to Indianapolis, Toronto to Tierra del Fuego. 
In "The Devil's Cormorant", Richard King takes us back in time and around the 
world to show us the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the world's most 
misunderstood waterfowl. 

 
Reviews:

One of the best five books in science/technology of 2013. -Library Journal, end 
of year ranking 


"This book is delicious! It's a fun read, informative, and eye-opening. I 
highly recommend it." -Bernd Heinrich, author of "Ravens in Winter" 

 
"This will be a seminal and benchmark work." -Timothée Cook, Percy Fitzpatrick 
Institute, University of Cape Town 


"Before I read this marvelous, idiosyncratic book, I might have said I wasn't 
interested in cormorants. Now--I'll never not be interested. Richard King's 
account of one specific creature is on the outside modest, relaxed, and 
unpretentious, a pleasure to read--but beneath that, ambitious, intellectually 
challenging, and moving. As with the work of David Quammen it forces us to 
question how we view the natural world, how we intervene in it, and how we 
control the consequences." -Andrea Barrett, author of Voyage of the Narwhal 

 
"The Devil's Cormorant twists and turns through history, natural history and 
culture, continually serving up the unexpected. This is a fascinating tour 
through time and around the world that highlights our enduring, varied and 
often fraught connections to nature." -Callum Roberts, author of The Unnatural 
History of the Sea 

 
"Thorough and authoritative as well as charming. . . . King demonstrates his 
multidimensional expertise on matters relating to the sea in this excellent 
exploration of the world of cormorants." —Library Journal 

 
"Fascinating. . . . A great book to have at home or aboard."—American 
Schooner Association 




 

 This event, which takes place at the Brown University Bookstore, 244 Thayer 
Street, Providence RI, is free and open to the public. 


 For more information about this and other Bookstore events, please call (401) 
863-3168 or visit: http://bit.ly/BookstoreEvents http://bit.ly/BookstoreEvents 

 


Subject: Barn Owl still alive!
From: <ed_burda AT yahoo.com>
Date: 27 Mar 2014 16:12:49 -0700
Great to see this guy today! 10:15am-11:00am. then again around 12:45pm-1:15pm 
incredible show this guy put on flying past snowy owls as well! 
Subject: Snipe
From: Janice StJean <DLSaint AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:07:33 -0400
Along Weedon Lane in Jamestown, 6 WILSON'S SNIPE and an AMERICAN KESTREL

At St Mary's Pond in Portsmouth, a CANVASBACK with some RUDDY DUCKS, 6 
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS and an OSPREY. 


Jan St Jean
Chepachet RI

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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, March 26, 2014
From: DLSaint AT aol.com
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:24:03 -0400 (EDT)
 
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* March 26, 2014
*  RIRI1403.26
 
- Birds mentioned
Pied-billed Grebe
EURASIAN WIGEON
Northern  Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
TUNDRA SWAN 
Canvasback
Red-necked  Grebe
Redhead
Piping Plover
Rusty Blackbird
Greater  Yellowlegs
Great Egret
SNOWY OWL 
American Bittern
Snow  Goose
Wilson's Snipe
American Oystercatcher
Ipswich Savannah  Sparrow
PILEATED WOODPECKER
COMMON RAVEN
Peregrine Falcon
BARROW'S  GOLDENEYE 
Northern Fulmar
Common Murre
Razorbill
 
     date: March 26, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_DLSaint AT aol_ (mailto:DLSaint AT aol) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org/) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for March 26th, 
 2014. This report is from March 17th to March 25th, and will be updated in 
about  one week.

In South Kingston, at Perry Mill Pond, along Route 1 and Moonstone  Beach 
Road, 1 PIED-BILLED GREBE, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON and 2 NORTHEREN SHOVELERS  were 
joined by 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL.  The teal were only seen briefly on the  22nd. 
 The TUNDRA SWAN continues to be seen at Mud Pond or Card's  Pond.  Mud 
Pond had 17 CANVASBACK on the 20th.  On the 25th, 12  CANVASBACK and 2 
RED-NECKED GREBE were observed at Card's Pond. At Trustom Pond on the 22nd, 
there 

were 8 REDHEADS. Three PIPING PLOVERS returned to Moonstone  Beach on the 
25th.  At Genesee Swamp, along the bike path just east of  Route 110, a group 
of 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found on the 22nd, and 21 birds  were seen on the 
19th.
 
At Succotash Marsh in Jerusalem, 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and a GREAT EGRET  
were reported this week.  On the 23rd, a SNOWY OWL was spotted there.
 
In Middletown, at Norman Bird Sanctuary, an AMERICAN BITTERN was seen on  
the 24th.  A SNOW GOOSE was seen at the golf course on Brown's Lane on the  
18th.  SNOWY OWLS continue from the Sachuest Point area.
 
IN Jamestown, 8 WILSON'S SNIPE were seen on Weedon Lane and 2 CANVASBACKS  
were observed at Rainbow Pond on the 23rd. 
 
On the 23rd, 2 PIPING PLOVERS and 6 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were at  
Napatree Point in Westerly.  On the 20th, 6 "Ipswich" SAVANNAH SPARROWS  were 
spotted there.
 
In Hopkinton on the 23rd, a PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen near Long  Pond.
 
From the northern end of the state, 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS were seen at  
Lincoln Woods several times this past week.  At Lonsdale Marsh in Lincoln,  2 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and a NORTHERN SHOVELER were reported. At Pulaski Park in  
West Glocester, 1 COMMON RAVEN was calling. In Pawtucket, along the Ten Mile 
 River, 1 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 1 REDHEAD and 1 EURASIAN WIGEON were reported. 
A  PEREGRINE FALCON is being seen on Pawtucket city Hall.   A female  
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found on the 25th in the Seekonk River near the 
Henderson 

Bridge.
 
Lastly, birds seen from a cod fishing trip on the Francis Fleet to Cox's  
Ledge on the 23rd included: 17 NORTHERN FULMARS, 15 COMMON MURRES and 40  
RAZORBILLS.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Jamestown Notes and Pics
From: <breezy02780 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 25 Mar 2014 13:01:50 -0700
Molting birds continue around Jamestown - common loons at Ft Getty and Ft. 
Wetherill. Got a decent shot of a Horned Grebe today (pic link below). 


The Canvasback pair, which had been seen at Rainbow Pond everyday for the past 
week were absent today. 


Killdeer have been located in the pasture at Weeden Ln and elsewhere. A decent 
pic from Ft. Getty is linked. I wasn't able to get a pic of the snipes in the 
pasture on Weeden Ln on Sunday. 


Beavertail still has harlequins in front of the lighthouse, Black and Surf 
scoters near parking lot 4 as well as eiders. Even cormorants are looking 
spiffy these days - pic of 2 at Silver Spring Lake in N.K. 


Turkey Vultures were seen near the Police Station/Golf course area as well as 
Ft. Getty - pic from last Thursday. 


Finally, an unusual Hybrid Duck was seen at Rainbow pond last Thursday....it 
looks something like a Mallard x Black Duck X Wigeon to me. When described to a 
much more experienced birder, he quipped "Roger Williams Park Special (lol). 
Pic at link 


Sorry I can't be at the OSBC meeting tonight - Birds and Beer sounds great!
Nice to meet the Hamlins from W. Mass last week at Ft. Getty.
Photobucket link w/ images:

http://s185.photobucket.com/user/jbreeze_albums/library/?sort=6&page=1 
http://s185.photobucket.com/user/jbreeze_albums/library/?sort=6&page=1 
Subject: piping plovers and more
From: Jim Murphy <jimride0457 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:10:28 -0700 (PDT)
Card's Pond had 12 canvasbacks and 2 red-necked grebes. Trustom pond had 
another red-necked grebe and the tundra swan. There were three piping plovers 
on Moonstone Beach at the Trustom pond opening. 


Jim Murphy


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Subject: Re: Re: Fwd: Location of "OSBC" - BIRDS& BEERS ! ! ...East Providence,close to Bold Point ! !
From: Jackjsully AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:11:08 -0400 (EDT)
I believe you are right,Michael,but the tel.directory says "Engine 
St"..........Jack 

 

 

 

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From: m.kieron 
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Subject: [RIBIRDS] Re: Fwd: Location of "OSBC" - BIRDS& BEERS ! ! ...East 
Providence,close to Bold Point ! ! 



 
  
    
                  

I think the street sign may say Teophilo Braga Way instead of Engine Street. 
Both are the same street, though. 



-Mike K.


Michael W. Kieron
Curator
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium
Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Avenue, 
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 785-9457 x246
(401) 461-5146 (fax)
www.providenceri.com/museum

    
             

  
Subject: LOCATION OF BIRDS & BEERS -Tonight @ 6:pm ! !
From: Jackjsully AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:06:16 -0400 (EDT)
The location is -The "Teofilo Braga Club"in East Providence  AT  the very end of 
Tangent St.off 1st.Street. The address for the GPS is 26 Engine 

St. E.Prov. RI. If coming from Providence on Rt. 195 take the "Riverside" Exit 
onto Veterans Memorial Parkway going south. The telephone # for 

the Club is 401-434-4757.  All are welcome!      
 

This area is just east of Bold Point [ The westerly end of Warren Ave ] in E. 
Providence. .............................Jack Sullivan... OSBC ! 
Subject: Re: Fwd: Location of "OSBC" - BIRDS& BEERS ! ! ...East Providence,close to Bold Point ! !
From: m.kieron AT musnathist.com
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:41:09 -0400 (EDT)
I think the street sign may say Teophilo Braga Way instead of Engine 
Street. Both are the same street, though.

-Mike K.

Michael W. Kieron
Curator
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium
Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Avenue,
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 785-9457 x246
(401) 461-5146 (fax)
www.providenceri.com/museum