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Northern Potoo,©Jan Wilczur

20 Nov Lonsdale Marsh ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov this morning's birds ["'Linda' jff30 AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov Redhead @ St. Mary's Pond ["mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov Greater white-fronted Newport ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Nov Cackling goose in Newport ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Nov Greater White-fronted Goose in Portsmouth ["mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Nov Sachuest NWR - 11/16/2014 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
16 Nov RBA Rhode Island, November 16, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Nov Little Compton/Tiverton birds ["'bnatural2 .' bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
15 Nov An existing poll has been modified, check it out. []
14 Nov Wigeon in Apponaug ["Catherine Boisseau catherine_boisseau AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Nov Birds around the Wallum Lake 'hood ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Nov East Beach 11/12/14 ["'bnatural2 .' bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Today's ASRI's walk ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Re: Block Island Vets Day Count ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Re: Xmas bird count ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Block Island Vets Day Count ["Shaibal Mitra Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Nov Xmas bird count ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Black-headed Gull ["Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Nelson 's sparrow ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher Reports 11/11? ["Justin Lawson justindlawson AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Nov Nelson's Sparrow? [1 Attachment] ["Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Nov 3rd beach siting Newport? [1 Attachment] ["Rod Griffith rodgriffith33 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Nov Forster's Tern on the Seekonk ["Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
10 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher ["Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Nov Potential Greater White-fronted Goose @ St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth ["mschenckee AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Nov Greater white fronted goose ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Nov RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Nov Ash Throated still here ["Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Nov Ash-throated back, near parking lot ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Nov Snow buntings at beaver tail ["John Mitchell northernsawwhet AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
8 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher continues at Sachuest ["Barbara Sherman birdingbarbara AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
7 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher -- NO ["Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
6 Nov myarchis flycatcher at Sachuest ["Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
05 Nov Snowy owl Sachuest ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
4 Nov River rd, providence ["Jana Hesser janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Nov Emailing: 11-3-14 SX 50 053 [1 Attachment] ["'Thomas Tetzner' tjtetzner AT cox.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
03 Nov Matunuck birds this afternoon ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
2 Nov RBA: Rhode Island, November 1, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
31 Oct Lecture series at Norman Bird ["Rachel Holbert rholbert AT normanbirdsanctuary.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Oct Dickcissel ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Oct ASRI's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk ["'Laura Carberry' lcarberry AT asri.org [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Oct Norman Bird Sanctuary ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Oct Little Compton birds ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct Sachuest Point ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
27 Oct Swan point ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
26 Oct Cloudy Trustom Sunday [2 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
24 Oct Little Compton birds ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
23 Oct RBA: Rhode Island, October 23, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Oct Matunuck birds ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Oct Re: Walker Farm ["Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
21 Oct Walker Farm ["Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
19 Oct Trustom in High Winds [6 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
18 Oct Norman Bird Sanctuary ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
17 Oct Invitation to Bird Photography exhibit ["delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
14 Oct Clay-colored Sparrow ["Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
13 Oct Trustom Area Duck Day [5 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Re: OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12 ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12 ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Avondale Chat and others ["bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Clay-colored Sparrow - Jacobs Point, Warren 10/12 ["the.eastern.towhee AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
12 Oct Pine Siskins ["Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Oct Lark Sparrow, Sunset Farm in Narragansett ["pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
11 Oct RBA: Rhode Island, October 11, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
9 Oct OSBC Big Sit Rain Date ["Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Oct Merlin attacks Fish Crows ["fieldfareusa AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
09 Oct Norman Bird Sanctuary ["laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
05 Oct Common Gallinule at Asa pond in South Kingstown ["aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" ]
3 Oct Dark-eyed Junco ["Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Sep FW: A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of Butterflies ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
30 Sep RBA: Rhode Island, September 30, 2014 ["DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments] ["'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
29 Sep Whimbrel at Napatree Point today ["'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" ]
28 Sep YELLO-BELLIED SAPSUCKER IN THE YARD NOW ! 11:30 AM ["Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" ]

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

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

 

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

 

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





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

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



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





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



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

 

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

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

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

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

Here is the full list -

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

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: RBA Rhode Island, November 16, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:03:05 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 16, 2014
*  RIRI1411.16
 
- Birds mentioned
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
Long-tailed  Duck
Harlequin Duck
Yellow-breasted Chat
Pine Siskin
Tree  Swallow
SNOW BUNTINGS 
American Pipit
Eastern Wood-Pewee
GREATER  WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 
Canada Goose 
Rusty Blackbird
Red Knot
American  Oystercatcher
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Plover
"Ipswich" Savannah  Sparrow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Nelsons' Sparrow
Forster's Tern
Bald Eagle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED  GULL
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
EURASIAN WIGEON
Snow Goose
Wood  Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
PACIFIC LOON
Red-necked Grebe
Northern  Gannet
Great Egret
CATTLE EGRET
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Peregrine  Falcon
Virginia Rail
Razorbill
BARN OWLNORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue-headed  Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Winter Wren
Brown Thrasher
Pine Warbler
Palm  Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
CLAY-COLORED  SPARROW
Lincoln's Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Purple Finch
 
     date: November 16, 2014
(401) 949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for November  
16th, 2014. This report covers the period from November 9th to November 15th 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER that was found of the 5th at Sachuest Point NWR 
 in Middletown continued throughout the week.  It is most often seen in the 
 field east of the visitor center.  Other 
highlights from Sachuest included: 8 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 7 HARLEQUIN DUCKS,  
1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, 2 PINE SISKINS, 13 TREE SWALLOWS, 3 SNOW BUNTINGS 
and  several AMERICAN PIPITS.
 
On the 15th, a late EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was found along Charlestown Beach  
Road. 
 
In Portsmouth, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen with CANADA GEESE on  
St.Mary's Pond on the 9th.  On the 15th, 3 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found  
there.
 
At Napatree Point in Westerly this past week there was 1 RED KNOT, 11  
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES,1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 4 "Ipswich" 

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

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

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

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

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



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

Created by: hesserjana


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







Thanks!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Good birding,
 Dylan Pedro, Burrillville
 

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

 

Laura

 

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Laura Carberry

Refuge Manager, Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI 02822

Tel: (refuge) 401-295-8283

  lcarberry AT asri.org 

 

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

Jack  Sullivan ..         
 

 

 

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Subject: [RIBIRDS] Block Island Vets Day Count


 
  
    
                  

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



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



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



Preliminary results are copied below.


Thanks again to all who participated!


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY



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



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

 

 

 

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Sent: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:05 am
Subject: [RIBIRDS] Xmas bird count


 
  
    
                  

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

 




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


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


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


Preliminary results are copied below.

Thanks again to all who participated!

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore, NY

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

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

 



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

Drew Wheelan
Narragansett, RI

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Subject: Nelson 's sparrow
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:54:52 -0800 (PST)





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

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

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

>
>
> Bird continues at Sachest, being seen original spot in field east of
> Visitor's Center.
> Lynn Abbey
> Fall River
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>  
>


-- 
Justin Lawson
Millbury Ma
My 7yr old's blog
greatgreyowen.blogspot.com

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

Nelsons Sparrow?


<*>Attachment(s) from Rod Griffith:

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Subject: Forster's Tern on the Seekonk
From: "Greg Sargeant sargeguy.ri AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:59:36 -0500
There was a Forster's Tern on the Seekonk River sitting on a buoy opposite
Swan Point today.  Also present 3 Bald Eagles (none with significant white
on the head, one a definite juvenile).
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher
From: "Lynn Abbey osprey1170 AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:52:31 -0500
Bird continues at Sachest, being seen original spot in field east of Visitor's 
Center. 

Lynn Abbey
Fall River

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

 

Marc Gousie

Danielle Gousie

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





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



Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:53:56 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 9, 2014
*  RIRI1411.09
 
- Birds mentioned
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
SNOWY OWL 
Spotted  Sandpiper
Long-tailed Duck
Red-necked Grebe
Harlequin Duck
American  Pipit
Common Yellowthroat
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Pine  Siskin
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Lapland Longspur
"Ipswich" Savannah  Sparrow
Solitary Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
EURASIAN WIGEON
Lincoln's Sparrow
Vesper  Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Peregrine Falcon
Merlin
PILEATED  WOODPECKER
Snow Bunting
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED  GULL
Black-legged Kittiwake
Laughing Gull
Northern  Gannet
Razorbill
 
     date: November 9, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for November  
9th, 2014. This report covers the period from November 2nd to November 9th 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
On the 5th, an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found at Sachuest Point in  
Middletown. It was seen in the field across from the visitor center and along 

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

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





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

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



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


John Mitchell

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


A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was also seen nearby.

Barbara Sherman
Narragansett, RI



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

Lynn Abbey
Fall River,  MA

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Subject: myarchis flycatcher at Sachuest
From: "Andrew Wheelan amazilia55 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:42:03 -0500
Probable Ash-throatedFlycatcher being seen at Sachuest Point. first seen at 
0800. Take trail that leaves out of northeast corner of parking lot, to left. 
it is around the first thicket in the first large opening to the west of the 
trail. It is moving around and foraging actively. Has uttered several hushed 
single note calls, and a slightly longer call, all consistent with Ash-throated 
Flycatcher. 

Drew Wheelan
Narragansett, RI

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Subject: Snowy owl Sachuest
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:01:40 -0800 (PST)





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



Subject: River rd, providence
From: "Jana Hesser janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 16:00:21 -0500
osprey, bald eagle, raven, spotted sandpiper at northern end of river rd
along seekonk river this afternoon.
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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:25:26 -0500
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Subject: Matunuck birds this afternoon
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:52:24 -0500
Birds from various spots around Cards Pond Road included 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, 
1 Vesper Sparrow, 1 "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow, 4 White-crowned Sparrows, 2 
Eastern Towhees, 2 Hermit Thrush, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 1 Merlin. 


Mike Tucker 
Seekonk 

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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, November 1, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:34:26 -0500
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* November 2, 2014
*  RIRI1411.02
 
- Birds mentioned
GOLDEN EAGLE 
Bald Eagle
BAIRD'S  SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
DICKCISSEL
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm  Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW 
ORANGE CROWNED  WARBLER 
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
American Bittern
COMMON GALLINULE  
VESPER SPARROW
Nashville Warbler
Eastern Meadowlark
Wilson's  Snipe
Hermit Thrush
COMMON RAVEN 
Winter Wren
Nelson's  Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Brown Creeper
Magnolia Warbler
EURASIAN  WIGEON 
Northern Parula 
Fox Sparrow
Northern Gannet
Razorbill
 
     date: November 2, 2014
(401)  949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for November  
2nd, 2014. This report covers the period from October 23rd to November 1st 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
On the 25th, a GOLDEN EAGLE was sighted in South Kingstown,near Mud  Pond.  
That same day, another GOLDEN EAGLE was seen with a BALD EAGLE at  Sunset 
Farm in Narragansett.  On the 26th, a GOLDEN EAGLE was sighted over  the 
Great Swamp Mgt Area in South Kingstown.
 
A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and a PECTORAL SANDPIER were reported on the 25th at  
the Chariho turf farm along Switch Road.
 
On the 30th, a DICKCISSEL, 1 BLACKPOLL WARBER, 5 PALM WARBLERS and 2  
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were observed at Sunset Farm. Also in Narragansett, at 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Jan St. Jean

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

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

 

 

 

 

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


Jan St. Jean
Chepachet, RI

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



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

At Perryville Mill Pond:  

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1

Gr. Blue Heron  1

Carolina Wren  1

Am. Black Duck  5

American Wigeon  ~60

Eurasian Wigeon  1 (male) continues

 

Along Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd:

Cooper's Hawk  1

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

At Trustom:

Hermit Thrush  1

Song Sparrow  3

White-throated Sparrow  15

Swamp Sparrow  1

Field Sparrow  1

Savannah Sparrow  3

Tree Swallow  7

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~12

Belted Kingfisher  1 (female)

Pied-billed Grebe  3

Am. Black Ducks  6

Mallard  14

Am. Wigeon  3

Green-winged Teal  1 (female)

Ruddy Duck  5

Am. Coot  ~44

Gr. Scaup  8

Gr. Cormorant 1

No. Harrier  1

Merlin  1

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3

Am. Redstart  1

 

-          two photos of the ruby-crowned kinglet attached

 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie and Marie LoPresti 
Subject: Little Compton birds
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:18:53 -0400
Things were pretty quiet in a number of places I visited in Tiverton and Little 
Compton today. But on Shaw Rd in Little Compton, there was an Orange-crowned 
Warbler, 4 White-crowned Sparrows and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  


Mike Tucker 
Seekonk, MA 

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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, October 23, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:32 -0400
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* October 23, 2014
*  RIRI1410.23
 
- Birds mentioned
LARK SPARROW 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
CLAY-COLORED  SPARROW 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-billed  Cuckoo
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Northern  Parula
Lincoln's Sparrow
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
EURASIAN  WIGEON
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Brown  Thrasher
American Pipit
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow  Warbler
VESPER SPARROW
Indigo Bunting 
GOLDEN EAGLE 
Nelson's  Sparrow
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Bittern
 
     date: October 23, 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 October  
23rd, 2014. This report covers the period from October 11th to October 22nd 
and  will be updated in about one week.
 
A LARK SPARROW was found at Sunset Farm in Narragansett on the 11th, along  
with a NORTHERN GOSHAWK.. Both birds were seen the following day.  On the  
13th, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found there.  
 
At Camp Cronin on the 20th, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and 1 NASHVILLE  
WARBLER were reported.
 
Another LARK SPARROW was found on Block Island, at Hodge Preserve on the  
13th.  Other highlights on the island that day included: 1 YELLOW-BILLED  
CUCKOO, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 2 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, 2 NORTHERN  
PARULAS, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 3 PURPLE FINCH and 7 PINE SISKINS.  
 
At Perry Mill Pond in Charlestown, 3 EURASIAN WIGEON were found this past  
week.
 
During a "big sit" at Beavertail Point in Jamestown on the 12th, 1 LESSER  
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 BALD EAGLE, 2 PEREGRIENE FALCONS, 1 BROWN THRASHER, 3  
AMERICAN PIPITS, 1 BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, 1 NORTHERN PARULA and 1  
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were the highlights. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was observed 

there on the 14th.
 
At Walkers Farm in Barrington, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 3 PURPLE FINCHES and 
 1 YELLOW WARBLER were found on the 21st. On the 20th, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER,  1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW.   On the 12th, 1  
VESPER SPARROW, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 1 INDIGO BUNTING and a GOLDEN EAGLE were  
reported.
 
At the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's McIntosh Preserve in Bristol, 1  
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on the 12th, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was  
recorded on the 19th.
 
One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown  
on the 18th.
 
In Charlestown, at Quonochontaug Breachway on the 18th, a NELSON'S SPARROW  
was found.
 
A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was recorded at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence on  
the 19th.
 
On the 13th, along Mountaindale Road in Smithfield, 1 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 1  
HERMIT THRUSH and about 50 PINE SISKINS were found.
 
Lastly, in South Kingstown, along Moonstone Beach road, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED  
WARBLER and a BROWN THRASHER were found on the 21st, and an AMERICAN BITTERN 
was  seen near Card's Pond.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
- End transcript
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Matunuck birds
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:21:08 -0400
Along Moonstone Beach Rd, there was an Orange-crowned Warbler and a Brown 
Thrasher before the dirt road part. Further down the road, there was a Marsh 
Wren before Mud Pond. An American Bittern flew from Cards Pond and stayed in 
view all the way across the large field to the edge of Trustom Pond. At 
Matunuck Beach there was a White-crowned Sparrow feeding in the grass behind 
the pavilion. While driving down Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd, a Yellow-bellied 
Sapsucker flew across the road. Green Hill Point had 60+ ducks that included 
all 3 Scoter species and Common Eider. Raptors in the area included 2 Merlin, 3 
Norther Harriers and a Cooper's Hawk. 


Mike Tucker 
Seekonk, MA


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Subject: Re: Walker Farm
From: "Jan DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:41:13 -0400
Also at Walkers was a Yellow Warbler, which seems a little late.
Jan St.Jean

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> On Oct 21, 2014, at 11:26 AM, "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> This morning there was a clay-colored sparrow seen in the center isle of the 
gardens and three purple finches seen at Walker Farm gardens/leaf piles among 
other birds seen there to include white-crowned sparrows. 

> 
> Jim Murphy
> 
Subject: Walker Farm
From: "Jim Murphy jimride0457 AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:26:47 -0700
This morning there was a clay-colored sparrow seen in the center isle of the 
gardens and three purple finches seen at Walker Farm gardens/leaf piles among 
other birds seen there to include white-crowned sparrows. 


Jim Murphy


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Subject: Trustom in High Winds [6 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:09:09 -0400
A chilly and extremely gusty day along the south coast. The swaying of the
trees and windy beach seemed to keep bird flight down, although there were
many scattered flocks of small birds flying west (or sw) along the beach
line.

 

 

At Mud Pond and Moonstone Beach:

 

American Coot   2

No. Harrier  1 (male)

Semipalmated Plover  1

Semipalmated Sandpiper  2

Palm Warbler  1

 

At Perryville Mill Pond: 

 

Ea. Phoebe  2

Blue-headed Vireo  2

Gr. Blue Heron  2

Hermit Thrush  1

Carolina Wren  2 (1 seen)

Mallard  2

Am. Black Duck  5

Wood Duck  6

American Wigeon  45

Eurasian Wigeon  3 (all males, all visible simultaneously)

 

At Trustom:

 

Song Sparrow  2

White-throated Sparrow  6

Prairie Warbler  1 (male)

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~40

Yellowlegs  1

Gr. Blue Heron  2

Belted Kingfisher  2 (male and female)

Pied-billed Grebe  5

Ring-necked Duck  1 (fem./im.)

Am. Black Ducks 7

Mallard 4

Am. Wigeon  9

Gadwall  2

Green-winged Teal  8

Ruddy Duck  2

Am. Coot  ~70

Gr. Scaup  16

 

 

See photos of Eur. Wigeon (bad photo with camera up to scope), phoebe,
ruddy, yellow-rumped, and Moonstone at daybreak.

 

Thanks, 

Marc Gousie, Marie LoPresti 

 
Subject: Norman Bird Sanctuary
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Oct 2014 11:48:03 -0700
October 18th...Lincoln's Sparrow, Philadelphia Vireo, Cooper's Hawk, 
White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, House and Carolina 
Wren, Cat Bird, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied 
Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Robin, Crow. 
Subject: Invitation to Bird Photography exhibit
From: "delsolar AT bellatlantic.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Oct 2014 17:21:51 -0700
I would like to invite you to my Birds of the Americas exhibit. This is my 
largest exhibit, a project now in it's eight year. The exhibit has images from 
my native Peru, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Canada, Florida, and New England. It 
will take place at the Hunneman Hall area of the Brookline Public Library 
located in Brookline Village. Next public viewing is scheduled for Thursday 
October 23, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:30 PM. Exhibit closes on November 3. 

  
 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 

  
  
 Eduardo del Solar
 Boston, Mass
 delsolar AT bellatlantic.net mailto:delsolar AT bellatlantic.net
  
 
 del Solar Homepage http://www.delsolar.org/ 
 
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 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. 

 
 
 
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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow
From: "Barbara C Gearhart bcgearhart AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:38:14 -0400
This morning at Beavertail one Clay-colored Sparrow on the road leading to
the old Coast Guard House. Jan St.Jean was nearby and was able to see the
bird. Wayne Munns saw it also around noon.

Yesterday at Mountaindale Road  in Smithfield, 1 Swanson's Thrush, 1 Hermit
Thrush, Purple Finches and approximately 50 Pine Siskins.  Later in the day
another 30 plus Pine Siskens flew over my home in Cumberland.

Barbara Gearhart
Cumberland
Subject: Trustom Area Duck Day [5 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:45:17 -0400
At Perryville Mill Pond: 

 

Dark-eyed Junco  1

Swamp Sparrow  2

Song Sparrow  1

Am. Black Duck  4

Wood Duck  5

American Wigeon  13

Eurasian Wigeon  1 (male, great view through scope)

 

 

At Mud Pond:

 

American Coot  2

Sharp-shinned Hawk  1 (directly overhead flyby)

Belted Kingfisher  1

 

At the Farm Pond area: 

 

White-throated Sparrow  1

Swamp Sparrow  ~7

Red-winged Blackbird  5

Grey Catbird  2

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~10

 

At Otter Point:

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler  5

Semipalmated Plover  5

Hooded Merganser  1 (male, great view)

Belted Kingfisher  1

Pied-billed Grebe  5

Ring-necked Duck  2 (fem./im.)

Am. Black Ducks 5

Mallard 6

 

At Osprey Point:

 

Blue-headed Vireo  2

Yellow-rumped Warbler  ~30

Osprey  1

Am. Coot ~35

Dbl.-crested Cormorant 16

Great Cormorant 1

Brown Creeper 1

Scaup  33

 

See photos of coot, swamp sparrow and ring-necked duck below.

 

Thanks, 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie, Marie LoPresti 
Subject: Re: OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:23:55 -0400
Dan and Team Members, thank you very kindly for your very impressive effort on 
behalf on behalf of the OSBC ! Very much appreciated ! 


Jack and the Board..   
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS] 
 

To: RIBIRDS 
Sent: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 9:14 pm
Subject: [RIBIRDS] OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12


 
  
    
                  

This morning, from 6am to 3pm, over 20 birders were present throughout the day 
for the Ocean State Bird Club's Big Sit at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. 



Our count circle was located right near Lot 3 which allowed us good views of 
the thickets, ocean, and scopeable views of the main land. 



This location allowed us to scan a variety of habitats from one convenient 
location (near bathrooms). And with northern winds the previous night, birds 
that were blown out over the ocean turned around and dropped into the thickets 
just north of the light house near sunrise. We were able to see several species 
try to migrate out of the water, rethink their decision and turn back and drop 
into the thickets in front of us. While seeing migrants such as Yellow-rumped 
Warblers, Red-eyed Vireos, and kinglets do this is exciting, it's interesting 
to see species less often seen as migrants do this as well. Some notable 
instances of this are - a 'flock' of three Downy Woodpeckers, a flock of a 
dozen or so Blue Jays making it to the light house and turning around, a 
Red-bellied Woodpecker returning to the thicket and landing upside down on a 
wire, and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. 



Other highlights include many Monarchs, one or two Red Admirals, Clouded and 
Orange Sulphurs, Yellow-legged Meadowhawks, and several unIDed dragonflies. 



The real surprise of the day was a pod of about 40 Atlantic White-sided 
Dolphins moving by to the north that we watched for about 5 minutes.This is the 
third species of dolphin seen during a club trip this season! We had 
Short-beaked Common and Bottlenose Dolphins on the pelagic a few weekends ago. 



In the end we tallied 78 species of bird from our circle. All in all a great 
day with good birds, people, scenery and weather! 



Here is the full bird list -


Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  19
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  2     With a flock of black ducks
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  11
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  23
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  1
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)  29
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  9
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)  1
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  7
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 500 Estimate, likely low; 
Constant presence in low numbers flying by and medium to large flocks overhead 

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)  5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1     Fly-over at dawn
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  7     Possibly more
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  8     Some probably gone unnocticed
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 71 Difficult to keep track, most likely many 
more. Starting around 8:30am they were consistently flying by over head and at 
a distance. All were seen heading south and south east, none seemed to be 
returning 

Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.) 3 Not seen well enough to confidently tell at 
distance 

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1     Immature
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 10 Estimate; A few in the distance and 
several passing by close and heading back north and north east 

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)  1     Possibly more; heard at dawn
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  1     Vocal fly-over
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  30     Estimate
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 250 Estimate; Many flying by and at fishing 
boats 

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 Adult passed by close with Great 
Black-backed and Herring Gulls. Coal gray 'back' with long thin wings, quicker 
wing beats than GBBG, Dark streaking around the eye. 

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 50 Estimate; Many flying by and at 
fishing boats 

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3     Prob more
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1 Seen flying in at dawn, later 
one seen flying in same direction but enough time passed to be the same bird 

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5 Prob more; Possibly some local birds 
with migrants. At one time 3 birds were seen redirecting north 

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Possibly more; One bird seen several 
times redirecting north 

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 8 Possibly 
more 

Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2 Seen together; several birds seen 
redirecting throughout the morning 

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 2 Two distinctly different plunaged 
individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day 

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 1 Somewhat drab individual; Short 
tail, dark lores, and yellow-ish throat. Seen well several times throughout the 
day 

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2 Two distinctly different plunaged 
individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 20 Estimate; Small flock trying to fly out over 
water a few times in the morning 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  20     Estimate
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  1     Fly-over just before dawn
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  12     Estimate
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6     Estimate
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  6     Estimate
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 5 A pair consistently redirecting 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus minimus/bicknelli) X NFC heard but 
unable to ID specifically 

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) X NFCs heard predawn. Unsure if more 
than one individual 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12     Estimate
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4     Estimate
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  12     Estimate
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 3 Several flyovers of individuals throughout 
the day and atleast two at sunrise 

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  5
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1 Seen several times throughout the 
morning 

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1 Smallish very drab warbler, with 
a short sharp bill. Overall drab olive color, slightly brighter on undertail 
coverts 

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  6     Estimate
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 30 Estimate; 
Constantly present throughout the day moving through thickets and flying over 
head, most likely many more 

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 Single bird heard just before 
dawn with a single bird seen shortly after 

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  10     Estimate; Likely more
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6     Estimate
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6     Estimate
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  10     Estimate
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  12     Estimate
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 6 Estimate; Several heard only fly-overs, 
and a few seen well including one with a female House Finch offering great 
comparisons 

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 9 Estimate; Flocks of 5, 3 and a single flyover 
several time 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6     Estimate
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8



Have a great night!


- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI

    
             

  
Subject: OSBC Big Sit Results 10/12
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:14:50 -0400
This morning, from 6am to 3pm, over 20 birders were present throughout the
day for the Ocean State Bird Club's Big Sit at Beavertail State Park in
Jamestown.

Our count circle was located right near Lot 3 which allowed us good views
of the thickets, ocean, and scopeable views of the main land.

This location allowed us to scan a variety of habitats from one convenient
location (near bathrooms). And with northern winds the previous night,
birds that were blown out over the ocean turned around and dropped into the
thickets just north of the light house near sunrise. We were able to see
several species try to migrate out of the water, rethink their decision and
turn back and drop into the thickets in front of us. While seeing migrants
such as Yellow-rumped Warblers, Red-eyed Vireos, and kinglets do this is
exciting, it's interesting to see species less often seen as migrants do
this as well. Some notable instances of this are - a 'flock' of three Downy
Woodpeckers, a flock of a dozen or so Blue Jays making it to the light
house and turning around, a Red-bellied Woodpecker returning to the thicket
and landing upside down on a wire, and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Other highlights include many Monarchs, one or two Red Admirals, Clouded
and Orange Sulphurs, Yellow-legged Meadowhawks, and several unIDed
dragonflies.

The real surprise of the day was a pod of about 40 Atlantic White-sided
Dolphins moving by to the north that we watched for about 5 minutes.This is
the third species of dolphin seen during a club trip this season! We had
Short-beaked Common and Bottlenose Dolphins on the pelagic a few weekends
ago.

In the end we tallied 78 species of bird from our circle. All in all a
great day with good birds, people, scenery and weather!

Here is the full bird list -

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  19
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  2     With a flock of black ducks
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  11
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  23
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  1
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)  29
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)  9
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)  1
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  7
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  500     Estimate, likely
low; Constant presence in low numbers flying by and medium to large flocks
overhead
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)  5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1     Fly-over at dawn
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  7     Possibly more
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  8     Some probably gone unnocticed
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  71     Difficult to keep track, most
likely many more. Starting around 8:30am they were consistently flying by
over head and at a distance. All were seen heading south and south east,
none seemed to be returning
Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.)  3     Not seen well enough to confidently
tell at distance
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1     Immature
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  10     Estimate; A few in the distance
and several passing by close and heading back north and north east
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)  1     Possibly more; heard at
dawn
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  1     Vocal fly-over
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  30     Estimate
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  250     Estimate; Many flying by and at
fishing boats
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)  1     Adult passed by close with
Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls. Coal gray 'back' with long thin
wings, quicker wing beats than GBBG, Dark streaking around the eye.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  50     Estimate; Many flying by
and at fishing boats
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3     Prob more
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1     Seen flying in at
dawn, later one seen flying in same direction but enough time passed to be
the same bird
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  5     Prob more; Possibly some local
birds with migrants. At one time 3 birds were seen redirecting north
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1     Possibly more; One bird seen
several times redirecting north
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  8
 Possibly more
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2     Seen together; several birds seen
redirecting throughout the morning
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2     Two distinctly different
plunaged individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)  1     Somewhat drab individual;
Short tail, dark lores, and yellow-ish throat. Seen well several times
throughout the day
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2     Two distinctly different plunaged
individuals. Seen sporadically throughout the day
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  20     Estimate; Small flock trying to fly
out over water a few times in the morning
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  20     Estimate
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  1     Fly-over just before dawn
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  12     Estimate
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6     Estimate
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  6     Estimate
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  5     A pair consistently
redirecting
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus minimus/bicknelli)  X     NFC
heard but unable to ID specifically
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  X     NFCs heard predawn. Unsure if
more than one individual
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12     Estimate
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4     Estimate
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  12     Estimate
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  3     Several flyovers of individuals
throughout the day and atleast two at sunrise
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  5
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1     Seen several times
throughout the morning
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  1     Smallish very drab
warbler, with a short sharp bill. Overall drab olive color, slightly
brighter on undertail coverts
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)  6     Estimate
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  30
 Estimate; Constantly present throughout the day moving through thickets
and flying over head, most likely many more
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1     Single bird heard
just before dawn with a single bird seen shortly after
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  10     Estimate; Likely more
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6     Estimate
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6     Estimate
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  10     Estimate
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  12     Estimate
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  6     Estimate; Several heard only
fly-overs, and a few seen well including one with a female House Finch
offering great comparisons
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  9     Estimate; Flocks of 5, 3 and a single
flyover several time
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6     Estimate
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8

Have a great night!

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: Avondale Chat and others
From: "bnatural2 bnatural2 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:59:12 -0400
Avondale Farm in Westerly was pretty active this afternoon from 1:30 to 2:45. A 
Yellow-breasted Chat was seen fairly close to the parking area. I've had them a 
couple of times over the years in the same spot. There were also 5 Pine Siskins 
and an American Pipit flyovers. 

Other birds included large numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers (well over 100!), 
1 Common Yellowthroat, 2 House Wrens, several White-throated Sparrows and Swamp 
Sparrows, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 Eastern Towhee, 1 Merlin, 1 Northern Harrier and 1 
Cooper's Hawk. 



Sent on a Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow - Jacobs Point, Warren 10/12
From: "the.eastern.towhee AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Oct 2014 10:29:59 -0700
While leading a bird walk for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island at the 
McIntosh Wildlife Refuge in Bristol I came across a Clay-colored Sparrow at 
Jacobs Point. The Jacobs Point trail in Warren leads to the water from the east 
bay bike trail. The bird was in the thickets just before the water with some 
Song and Swamp Sparrows and a Brown Thrasher. If you search for this bird it is 
probably best to comb the thickets in both directions along the beach. 

 Just before I found the sparrow, three Brant flew past headed south.
 

 A link to the checklist here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20208790 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20208790 

 

 To add to the sparrow theme, yesterday there was a White-crowned and a Field 
Sparrow at Colt State Park in Bristol along with many Songs, Swamps, 
White-throated, and a Savannah in one large flock. 

 These birds were on the first paved trail that leads to the left when you 
enter from Poppasquash Rd. They were in the thickets and cattails behind the 
small marsh on the left. 

 

 Evan Lipton,
 Milton, MA
 the.eastern.towhee AT gmail.com
  
Subject: Pine Siskins
From: "Paul L'Etoile pletoile2 AT verizon.net [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:14:00 -0400
A noisy flock of 30+ Pine Siskins landed briefly near California Jim's 
Pond in Wakefield this morning.

Paul L'Etoile
South Kingstown


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Subject: Lark Sparrow, Sunset Farm in Narragansett
From: "pedrodyl AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Oct 2014 17:52:55 -0700
Today at Sunset Farm in Narragansett: One Lark Sparrow (ad.) and a brief 
appearance by a Northern Goshawk. 

 The sparrow was seen later in the day, and seems chase-able for those 
interested. 

 

 -DP
Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, October 11, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:34:01 -0400
* RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* October 11, 2014
*  RIRI1410.11
 
- Birds mentioned
COMMON GALLINULE
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
BLACK  SKIMMER
Red Knot
Whimbrel
DICKCISSEL
Lincoln's Sparrow
Caspian  Tern
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
Nelson's Sparrow
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
American Bittern
White-crowned  Sparrow
Snow Goose
Little Blue Heron
Northern Goshawk
Peregrine  Falcon
American Golden Plover
Pectoral Sandpiper
BROWN  THRASHER,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Marsh Wren
Philadelphia  Vireo
Purple Finch
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Indigo Bunting
Pine  Siskin
Cape May Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Blue  Warbler
American Redstart
Black-throated Green Warbler
Palm  Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Northern  Fulmar
Northern Gannet
Parasitic Jaeger
 
     date: October 11, 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 October  
11th, 2014. This report covers the period from September 30th to October 10th, 
 and will be updated in about one week.
 
A COMMON GALLINULE was found in South Kingstown at Asa Pond on the  5th.
 
On the 30th, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT and 2 BLACK SKIMMERS were seen at Napatree  
Point in Westerly.  On the 3rd, there was 1 RED KNOT and a WHIMBREL  there.
 
At Walkers Farm in Barrington, a DICKCISSEL was seen on the 3rd and 4th.  
LINCOLN'S SPARROW was also reported.
 
In Middletown, at Easton's Beach, 2 CASPAIN TERNS, 1 BLACK SKIMMER and 2  
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were observed ON THE 4th. The terns lingered for  
several days. On the 9th, 1 CASPIAN TERN was seen there.R
 
At the Charlestown Breachway, 1 NELSON'S SPARROW was seen on the 4th.
 
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on the west side of the field at Trustom 
 Pond NWR on the 10th.
 
A late RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at a feeder in North Kingstown on 
 the 9th.
 
In the Point Judith area, an AMERICAN BITTERN was seen near Camp Cronin on  
the 3rd, and in the lobster pot storage area near the Escape Road, 1 
LINCOLN'S  SPARROW and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen on the 10th.
 
On the 4th, a SNOW GOOSE was seen at Hammersmith Farm in Newport.  At  
Gooseneck Cove, a LITTLE BLUE HERON was found.
 
Highlights from the past week on Block Island include: 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK,  
6 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 BROWN THRASHER, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCLER, 1 

MARSH WREN,  1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 2 DICKSCISSELS, 2 PURPLE FINCHES, 1 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 3 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 1 
NELSON'S 

SPARROW, 2 INDIGO 
BUNTINGS and 2 PINE SISKINS.  Warblers found included: 2  ORANGE-CROWNED, 3 
CAPE MAY, 1 NASHVILLE, 9 BLACK-THROATED BLUE, 1 AMERCIAN  REDSTART, 2 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN, 4 PALM, 2 PINE, 3 BLACKPOLL and 1 YELLOW  WARBLER.  
 
Finally, on a fishing trip out of Galilee on the Francis fleet, 3 NORTHERN  
FULMARS, 5 NORHTHERN GANNETS and 1 PARASITIC JAEGER were reported on the  
6th.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
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Subject: OSBC Big Sit Rain Date
From: "Dan Berard djberard84 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:48:36 -0400
Good evening everyone,

Looking at the forecast, Saturday (Oct 11) looks like it'll rain for most
of the morning so we will be using the rain date for the Big Sit, Sunday
(Oct 12).

Hope to see many of you this Sunday at Beavertail!

Full details are below -

*October 12, Sunday. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown. All Day*

Bird Watcher’s Digest Big Sit!
Join Ocean State Bird Club members as we see how many species we can record
from within a 17ft circle (birders are in the circle, birds can be
outside). If you want to be gung-ho, you can come predawn to help record
land birds as they fly over head or try to redirect themselves and head
north instead of flying out over the ocean. Or come at sunrise to look for
warblers and sparrows in the thickets. Maybe stop by around noon for a
picnic, hawk watch and sea watch. Visit any time during the day to hang out
with other birders and help us rack up the species! This is a world-wide
event, so stop by anytime to help us make a good impression.

The circle will be located near Lot #3

See you in the field!

- Dan Berard
  Glocester, RI
Subject: Merlin attacks Fish Crows
From: "fieldfareusa AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2014 17:45:50 -0700
10/9 Warwick, Route 2
 I got to witness an aerial battle between a Merlin and a flock of Fish Crows. 
The Fish Crows were gathering in a line of trees where I find them quite 
frequently. The Merlin took a straight line flight at three of them at the top 
of the tree. Crow wings went flapping and the Merlin flew out and around for 
another run. At this point it was tough to tell who was chasing who. The crows 
took flight after the Merlin and I could hear a high pitched screech as they 
went behind the neighboring building. The crows started to return but the 
Merlin came from another angle in a stoop right over the traffic on Route 2 
toward a low flying bird. Both disappeared for a few moments and I went to see 
if either was hit in the road. The Merlin reappeared, circled and flew off and 
away. The attempt on that size bird was a surprise. 

 

 Suzanne French

 

Subject: Norman Bird Sanctuary
From: "laurie_schaper AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2014 11:43:56 -0700
October 9th at the pond...Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Female Wood Duck, 
Catbird. Along Ridge Trail...9 

 Cedar Waxwings...mostly juvies.
Subject: Common Gallinule at Asa pond in South Kingstown
From: "aaron.dollar AT yale.edu aaron.dollar@yale.edu [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:13:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reported earlier. From nature c enter boat ramp, bird is in front of cattails 
to the left . 


Sent from my phone. Please excuse the brevity and typos. 
Subject: Dark-eyed Junco
From: "Patrick Felker patbirddude AT yahoo.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:40:36 -0400
Today at Sachuest Point NWR I observed a Dark-eyed Junco on Ocean trail. Is it 
a little early? I'm not sure, but I thought I would report it anyway. 


Happy Birding Patrick 

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Subject: FW: A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of Butterflies
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:54:02 -0400
This is worth a look.  Monarch's on the move!

 

Subject: A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of
Butterflies

 

Pretty Awesome!

 

Read this:
http://www.citylab.com/weather/2014/09/a-strange-cloud-over-st-louis-turns-o
ut-to-be-an-enormous-swarm-of-butterflies/380614/ 



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Subject: RBA: Rhode Island, September 30, 2014
From: "DLSaint AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:54:37 -0400
RBA
* Rhode Island
* Statewide 
* September 30, 2014
*  RIRI1409.30
 
- Birds mentioned
WHITE IBIS
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
Little Blue Heron
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
Whimbrel
Pectoral  Sandpiper
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Horned Lark
Nelson's Sparrow
BLUE  GROSBEAK
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Philadelphia Vireo
Eastern  Kingbird
Pine Siskin
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Purple Finch
Brown  Thrasher
Lincoln's Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Cape May  Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Nashville  Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green  Warbler
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Peregrine  Falcon
Merlin
SANDHILL CRANE 
SUMMER TANAGER 
American  Bittern
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 
Yellow-breasted Chat
MARBLED GODWIT  
BLACK VULTURE
Blue-winged Teal
Forster's Tern
Piping Plover
 
     date: September 30, 2014
(401) 949-5454 or 245-7500 ext 3052
compiler: Janice  St.Jean
transcriber: Janice St.Jean (_janstjean AT gmail.com_ 
(mailto:janstjean AT gmail.com) )
_www.asri.org_ (http://www.asri.org) 
 
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's bird alert for September  
30th, 2014. This report covers the period from September 21st to September 
29th,  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, was still being seen as of the 29th.  Other highlights from Andy's  
Way included: 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS, 2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 2 
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 1 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED 

GULL, 1  HORNED LARK and 3 NELSON'S SPARROWS.  Three BLUE GROSBEAKS were 
found at  the garden at the Spring House Hotel on the 26th, and at least one 
continues  there.  Other sightings from the north end of the island: 1 
YELLOW-BELLIED  SAPSUCKER, 1 PHILIDELPHIA VIREO, 1 EASTERN KINGBIRD, 3 PINE 
SISKINS, many  RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, 1 PURPLE FINCH, 1 BROWN THRASHER, 2 
LINCOLN'S SPARROW  and 5 SCARLET TANAGERS.  Warblers included: 2 CAPE MAY, 1 
BAY-BREASTED, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 2 BLACK-THROATED BLUE, 1 

NASHVILLE,  several PINE, BLACKPOLL and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS. Both 
RUBY-CROWNED and  GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS were seen in numbers.
A few PEREGRINE FALCONS and  MERLINS were also spotted.
 
A SANDHILL CRANE was spotted flying over the Great Swamp in South Kingstown 
 on the 26th.
 
On the 25th, a SUMMER TANAGER was reported from Trustom Pond NWR.   Also 
that day, 1 PHLIADELPHA VIREO.  An AMERICAN BITTERN has been  frequenting 
Otter Point. Along Moonstone Beach, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found on the 

22nd.
 
In Galilee, a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was observed in the lobster pot storage  
area on the 23rd.
 
The MARBLED GODWIT was reported on the 29th from Quicksand Pond in Little  
Compton.  Other birds there included: 3 BLACK VULTURES, 16 BLUE-WINGED  
TEAL, 7 FORSTER'S TERNS, 1 PIPING PLOVER and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
 
At Sachuest NWR Saltmarsh, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the  
25th.
 
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at Firehouse Pond in Charlestown on the  21st.
 
On the 28th, at Walkers Farm in Barrington, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a  
LINCOLN'S SPARROW were reported. 
 
Finally, from the northern end of the state, at Steere Hill Farm in  
Glocester, 1 BLUE GROSBEAK, 2 PINE SISKINS and a PHILIDELPHIA VIREO were seen 
on 

the 27th.
 
That's all for this week, thank you for calling and good birding!
 
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Subject: Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:26:33 -0400
Photos of the Savannah Sparrows and Am. Pipits:

 

Marc Gousie
Subject: Yesterday at Trustom, Moonstone [4 Attachments]
From: "'Marc Gousie' gousie6 AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:24:16 -0400
Early Sunday morning found us at the Perryville Mill Pond where we found all
the usual feeder birds (the owners of the house have resumed filling the
feeders), a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a Red-eyed Vireo, and a Golden-crowned
Kinglet. On  the pond were Gadwall, Wood Ducks, a Black Duck and a
good-sized group of Green-winged Teal. The teal seemed to be feeding right
off the surface in the middle of a large mass of algae that covered a large
part of the pond, from the edges inward.

 

At Trustom, there were two pairs of Phoebes, one in the tree in the middle
of the field, the other at the Farm Pond. Walking out to Otter Point added
many Cardinals and Catbirds, Carolina Wrens, and an American Redstart.
Arriving at the water before Otter Point, we found a single Pied-billed
Grebe, and immediately after, an American Bittern. The water level was low,
and the bittern had walked out of the phragmites at the northern end of the
little island. It continued walking out on the rocky area, fishing as it
went. From the deck we added a Yellowlegs and a male Belted Kingfisher. As
we were about to leave the deck a couple of birders from Connecticut walked
up the path from the tip of the point and told us that they had just seen a
Green Heron and an American Bittern in the cove looking back northerly from
the point. We walked back there and found both of them out in the open, the
Green fishing from a rock and the bittern walking nearer the far end.  On
the way back, walking the Red Maple Trail added a Black-and-white Warbler.

 

At Mud Pond the water level was very high, and there were no birds except
for a No. Harrier. Walking Moonstone Beach brought us to the southern bank
of Trustom Pond where we found a group of four yellowlegs made up of three
Greater and one Lesser. There was also a flock of Savannah Sparrows feeding
in the dunes. Walking to the cut gave us seven Bl.-bellied Plover and a
flock of six American Pipits. 

 

 

Mill Pond:

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Gadwall 4

Am. Black Duck 1

Wood Duck 3

Green-winged Teal 9

 

 

Trustom:

 

Ea. Phoebe 4 (2 pairs)

Ea. Towhee 2 (1 seen)

Carolina Wren 2 (heard)

Am. Redstart 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 (heard)

Pied-billed Grebe 1

American Bittern 2

Belted Kingfisher (male) 1

Yellowlegs 1

Green Heron 1

Bl.-and-white Warbler 1

 

 

Moonstone Beach:

 

Song Sparrow 1

No. Harrier 1

Gr. Yellowlegs 3

Gr. Blue Heron 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 1

Savannah Sparrow ~ 10

Bl.-Bellied Plover 7

Osprey 1

Merlin (poss. Kestrel) flyby 1

Am. Pipit 6

 

Thanks,

 

Marc Gousie, Danielle Gousie and Marie LoPresti

 

Photos of the Am. Bittern and Gr. and Lesser Yellowlegs attached:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Whimbrel at Napatree Point today
From: "'Jana Hesser' janaehesser AT gmail.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:01:17 -0400
During a walk at Napatree Point today with a friend a single Whimbrel was
seen.



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Subject: YELLO-BELLIED SAPSUCKER IN THE YARD NOW ! 11:30 AM
From: "Jackjsully AT aol.com [RIBIRDS]" <RIBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:29:36 -0400
JACK SULLIVAN 
RUMFORD  RI