[CT Birds] East Rock Park (Fri. 4/20)

Grace Profatilov grace.profatilov at yale.edu
Sun Apr 22 15:07:25 EDT 2007

Is there a particularly good time to look for warblers during the day? I
live near East Rock Park and would like to go as often as I can now that the
warblers are coming through. 

I was out a CT Audobon group at East Rock on Friday morning (around 7:00am)
and saw only Palm Warblers. I saw them again this morning, around 7:30am.
Another birder in the park told me he saw a blue-winged warbler but I was
not able to find it. 

Grace Profatilov

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   1. 4/21 Great Pond Simsbury (Jan Collins)
   2. Northwest Park, Windsor (Eric Davison)
   3. Broad-Winged Hawk (dianetucker01 at comcast.net)
   4. Blue-winged Warbler (judymoore at optonline.net)
   5. Savanah Sparrow fall-out? (Boletebill)
   6. A few from Newington (Roy Zartarian)
   7. Stratford Yellow-crowned night herons (Christopher Lovell)
   8. reporting Kestrel locations (Tom Sayers)
   9. Edgewood Park, New Haven (jtriana1 at sbcglobal.net)
  10. More Thoughts on nesting birds (Dennis Varza)
  11. BROADWING HAWK- BENT OF RIVER (semismart9 at aol.com)
  12. Question: Why are Turkey Vultures on Roof top? (designamm at aol.com)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 18:08:29 -0400
From: "Jan Collins" <jgcollins at cox.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] 4/21 Great Pond Simsbury
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Len will probably post more on the Hartford Audubon birding trip this morn 
at Great Pond in Simsbury. but it was great yielding over 50 species 
including lots of pine,palm and yellow-rumped warblers, red-tailed, 
red-shouldered, broad-winged hawks, as well as northern harriers, cooper's 
hawk and osprey.  Was a great morning, thanks to Roger and Jon for leading 
the group.



Message: 2
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 18:32:20 -0400
From: "Eric Davison" <edavison at comcast.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] Northwest Park, Windsor
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Field Sparrows, Palm Warblers, Tree Swallows, Bluebirds; and Wood Ducks
in vernal pools.  
Eric R. Davison
Soil Scientist / Wildlife Biologist
116 Smith Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 22:55:07 +0000
From: dianetucker01 at comcast.net
Subject: [CT Birds] Broad-Winged Hawk
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I got a nice view of a broad-winged hawk today from my backyard in West
Hartford.  Diane Tucker 


Message: 4
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:12:03 +0000 (GMT)
From: judymoore at optonline.net
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue-winged Warbler
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This afternoon (4/21) I saw a blue-winged warbler in a field in Durham, near
Madison line.  I 
don't think they have been listed here yet.

Judy Moore


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 16:20:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Boletebill <boletebill at yahoo.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Savanah Sparrow fall-out?
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Today on the way home I made a few stops, first at neck Rd in Madison and
next at the "Rockpile" in Guilford. In Madison I had a group of six Savanah
Sparrows and in Guilford about 12-14 more S.S.s.  Seeing these birds today
in great light and at this time of year it struck me how extreme the yellow
of the eyebrow stripe and even the malar stripe can be in these birds.  It
also seems that the cheek patch is golden/yellow/brown.  Maybe it's me but
none of the field guides that I've ever used depict Savanahs the way they
look right now here in CT.  I know there's a clinal variation through the
range of these birds but "our" Savanahs look more dramatically yellow than
any painting or photo I have.  These are my thoughts about these beautiful
birds today. Nice.

                         Bill Yule

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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:01:23 -0400
From: "Roy Zartarian" <royz at royzartarian.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] A few from Newington
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A walk through the Young Farm this afternoon produced three local

Wood Duck (male)
Palm Warbler (2)
Savannah Sparrow (1)

Roy Zartarian


Message: 7
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:20:15 -0400
From: "Christopher Lovell" <ctlovell at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Yellow-crowned night herons
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Yellow-crowned night herons are back in 2 different nesting trees which they
occupied last year.  One, over Elm Street in the vicinity of the old
Shakespeare Theater and another above the Carriage House on the grounds of
the Stratford Historical Society on Academy Hill.  This tree had 4 active
nests last year.

Chris Lovell


Message: 8
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 21:40:48 -0400
From: "Tom Sayers" <sayers.tom at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] reporting Kestrel locations
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I have been following the discussion concerning reporting the location of
nesting birds with great interest. I am currently in the middle of  a
project that involves erecting 9 kestrel boxes all in habitat where kestrel
singles and pairs have been recently seen.  I will be documenting any
nesting success that may occur through the NDDB.  Since kestrel boxes tend
to be very visible, to report a pair of kestrels in this forum at location x
in town y is tantamount to divulging their nesting location. Not reporting
them at all would deprive others of having the chance to observe-at a
distance- these magnificent birds. I really don't know which way to go on
this and would appreciate hearing more from the experts on this
forum -specifically on the issue of kestrels.  Thanks. Tom Sayers


Message: 9
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 22:55:55 -0400
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Subject: [CT Birds] Edgewood Park, New Haven
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Chris Loscalzo has the complete list (~40 species) of today's New Haven Bird
Club trip through Edgewood Park, but since I didn't see any posts, I'll just
list the highlights..

Black-crowned Night Heron, Red-headed Woodpecker, Palm Warbler, several
Rusty Blackbirds, multiple Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawk

This was part of the Centennial Walk series to celebrate the Club's 100th


John Triana

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Message: 10
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:11:26 -0400
From: Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] More Thoughts on nesting birds
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Here are my thoughts on nesting birds.

First of all, I can?t think of any nesting species that you can?t get 
easier during migration or winter. So, to disturb a bird to get it for 
your ?List? is rather selfish. If one is getting it for one?s town or 
month list, and you already know it is there, what is the point of 
seeing it? Put it down on your list because you could have seen it if 
you really tried, and it is better for the birds.

Discovering nesting birds on your own is another matter. There are 
criteria for determining nesting without actually seeing the nest. 
There have been numerous times I discovered nesting birds and had a 
good idea where the nest was but declined to look for it. Knowing it is 
nesting is all that is necessary. As for looking for nesting birds the 
easiest way is when the young have fledged. The babies are calling, the 
adults are calling, they are easy to find yet they can keep their own 

My concern is the opposite problem of being too secretive. The reason 
given is to protect the birds. The problem is that by keeping them too 
secret we may be overestimating their rarity. Also, It makes it 
difficult to identify trends and patterns that may help the species.

Years ago we had an atlasing project mapping the nesting distribution 
of all species. Perhaps we should set up a nesting registry for the 
rarer species. This way the data could be gathered without the need for 
general decemination, yet available as needed. For general interest an 
end of year summary could be made.

Dennis Varza


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Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 13:41:23 -0400
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>From Bill Banks 4-21-2007

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Message: 12
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 07:47:13 -0400
From: designamm at aol.com
Subject: [CT Birds] Question: Why are Turkey Vultures on Roof top?
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I am interested in thoughts and opinions regarding 2 Turkey Vultures I have
been observing on a roof top since March 30. Because I think this behavior
is a little bizarre and they were still there yesterday I stopped and talked
to the neighbor who happened to be out working in her front yard. She told
me the birds  have been hanging around since early to mid March . 
The house is on a heavily traveled state road in north central CT and
occupied. The birds both adult, are normally seen perched close to a brick
chimney and a shiny metal wood stove vent. At least one of the birds is
pretty interested in it's reflection. They fly off for short periods of time
but return and spend approximately 80% of the day on the roof. 
Is this just a matter of being attracted to the warmth of the chimneys?
An interest in the reflection of stove pipe?
Attraction to odors/scents permeating from home?
Waiting on thermals?
Nothing better to do?
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Anita Mueller
Enfield, CT
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