[CT Birds] Black-necked Stilt historical

Clay Taylor ctaylor at att.net
Sat Jun 7 13:19:10 EDT 2008

Thanks Jim and Steve!

Everybody should notice that with the exception of the three birds in Sept, the records are all clustered into this date range - Nick's comments are right on.   

Other stuff we should be looking for (besides the Traveling Whistling Ducks) are White-faced Ibis, Wilson's Plover (mine was Griswold Point, 6/17/79), Black Rail (calling in Cromwell, 6/25/82) and still Ruff (5/30/82, North Cove, Old Saybrook), late kites (both Mississippi and Swallow-tailed - I have seen neither in CT), and western flycatchers and the like.

Hmm....that means I have to stop looking down at the butterflies, eh?    Tough decision.....

Clay Taylor
Moodus, CT
ctaylor at att.net 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Zipp 
  To: Clay Taylor ; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
  Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 11:53 AM
  Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black-necked Stilt historical

  I just happen to have my CT Birds handy here Clay. 

  1 in Saybrook, June 30, 1938
  1 in Stratford in 1959
  1 in Madison, May 28, 1971
  3 in Greenwich on September 18, 1971
  1 in Guilford on May 27, 1979  (David Sibley's bird)

  Of course this source is 18 years old now so if there have been any since I don't have them here.

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  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Clay Taylor <ctaylor at att.net>
  To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
  Sent: Saturday, June 7, 2008 11:26:58 AM
  Subject: [CT Birds] Black-necked Stilt historical

  Hi all - 

  I don't have my copy of Birds of CT handy (it's packed away), but the last (and possibly only?) BN Stilt record that I am aware of in CT was the Guilford Sluice bird that was found by that great bicycle birder of the CT Shoreline, David Sibley.  This was before he got a middle name, and was still sometimes known as "Fred's son" or "Steven's brother".

  I saw the Sluice bird on May 27, 1979.

  Clay Taylor
  Moodus, CT
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