[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 847, Issue 1

Alexander Burdo alexanderburdo at mac.com
Sat Jun 20 13:03:17 EDT 2009


holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
painted bunting!!!!!!!!!!
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>   1. Catbird chicks (eyeflight16 at optonline.net)
>   2. Mohawk State Forest (John M. Oshlick)
>   3. Stratford tonight (Frank Mantlik)
>   4. Stratford Addendum (Frank Mantlik)
>   5. Orange backyard (Katz1449 at aol.com)
>   6. On This Day (6/20) (Dennis Varza)
>   7. House Sparrow question..... (Brian Webster)
>   8. Re: House Sparrow question..... (Jim Zipp)
>   9. Re: This and that (Carol Ansel)
>  10. white breasted nuthatches (martin swanhall)
>  11. Saltmarsh Meadows (Ftholloway at aol.com)
>  12. Re: This and that (Jo-Anne Roberts)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 23:26:28 +0000 (GMT)
> From: eyeflight16 at optonline.net
> Subject: [CT Birds] Catbird chicks
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
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> In the hedge on the side of my house today I heard some chirping  
> noises and was delighted to see 2 gray catbird fledglings. They were  
> pretty big, and it looks to me like they will survive to adulthood.  
> The parents were very angry at me, giving me their catlike call and  
> screeching, so I left them alone. This is the first time I have seen  
> two successful chicks from one nest.
>
> James Randall
> Fairfield
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:40:48 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
> From: "John M. Oshlick" <joshlic at earthlink.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Mohawk State Forest
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
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> I visited Mohawk State Forest today
>
> Highlights
>
> 2 yellow-bellied sapsuckers entering and exiting a nest hole
>
> other birds seen or heard - black-throated blue, black-throated  
> green, and chestnut-sided warblers, ovenbird, veery, and wood-pewee
>
> - John Oshlick
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 17:54:40 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford tonight
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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>> From Frank & Linda Mantlik6/19 Stratford, Short Beach / Housatonic  
>> River / sand bar , 7pm (tide high) - gull flock included 85  
>> LAUGHING GULLS. ?Also, 2 BLACK SKIMMERS, 1 DUNLIN, 1 SANDERLING, 7  
>> AM. OYSTERCATCHERS. No terns.
>
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:10:07 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Addendum
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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> Oh, I almost forgot: ?There were also 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS at the  
> sandbar off Short Beach tonight.
> Frank Mantlik
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:55:11 EDT
> From: Katz1449 at aol.com
> Subject: [CT Birds] Orange backyard
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
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>> From Bev Propen  6/19  Orange
>
> My backyard feeders have had an invasion of common  grackles this year
> too-5 adults and 2 juveniles; and 4 juvenile starlings  with 3  
> adults.  House
> finches include 2 adult pairs with 6 juveniles, and  about 6  
> juvenile house
> sparrows   :(    One pair of  goldfinches show up at the nyger feeder.
> Also 1 juvenile Red bellied woodpecker with 2 adults;  2  adult  
> downies
> with 1 juvenile downy.  We have a pair of titmice, and 1 pair  of  
> chickadees
> but I haven't noticed any juveniles there yet.  6 Mourning  doves  
> and 1 pair
> seem to setting up a nest in our blue spruce. Mr. & Mrs.  Cardinal  
> with no
> chicks, and 5 blue jays.  1 Pair of catbirds eat our suet  too with  
> an unusual
> technique-they hop from the flat squirrel baffle and  bang at the  
> suet cage
> and catch what falls out.  The mockingbird has  adopted this  
> technique as
> well. One white breasted nuthatch makes many  trips back and forth,  
> so he may
> have a family to feed.  It makes for an  entertaining morning cup of  
> coffee
> watching out the  window.
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 06:54:36 -0400
> From: Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] On This Day (6/20)
> To: Posting Bird List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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> 1909	Wilson's Petrel, Branford
> 1969	Little Gull Stratford, Long Beach
> 1987	White Pelican Fairfield, Penfield Reef
> 1986	Black Tern Old Lyme, Griswald Pt.
> 1991	Black Rail Stratford, Lordship
> 1994	Red-throated Loon Milford, Milford Pt. 	
> 1996	Manx Shearwater Guilford, Flakner's Island ((20-21)
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 08:47:39 -0400
> From: Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [CT Birds] House Sparrow question.....
> To: CT Birding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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>
> 6/20-
>
>
>
> Is there a such thing as bird food House sparrows DON'T like?  I  
> live in condos (unfortunately very poorly made) that have openings  
> in the clapboard around just about every gutter.  And as a result,  
> I've already counted 18 nests.
>
>
> This morning I just noticed that their 2nd brood has fledged, and  
> now I am onver run with House sparrows.  They are moving in flocks  
> like blackbirds, 20, 30, 40 at a time, and completely emptying  
> feeders in what seems like minutes.
>
>
>
>
> Once the regular stuff is gone (S&S Classic blend.... pretty cheap),  
> they move to the BOSS.  Once that is gone, they move to the thistle  
> feeder with wild finch blend in it.  Once the finch blend is gone,  
> they move to the suet.
>
>
> I am not the type to dismantle nests, regardless if I hate them.   
> Which I do.
>
>
>
> Any ideas?  Or am I just going to have to pony up more dough so that  
> the Chippers, Catbirds, Grosbeaks, Gold and House finches,  
> Nuthatches, woodpeckers, Blue Jays and Wrens can get their fill?
>
> Right now almost all visitors are either bringing fledglings, or bee- 
> lining it right back to the nest with a stuffed face.  Obviously  
> these species have been around much longer than people have been  
> feeding them at feeders, so they can find food.  I just enjoy  
> watching Downy's chirp at their moms and the fluffy catbirds  
> examining their parents every moves, then repeating.  I don't want  
> them to come to the yard to find empty feeders due to over active  
> nuisances.
>
>
>
> -Brian Webster-
> Stratford, CT
> b.webster at hotmail.com
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> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 06:37:02 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jim Zipp <jimzipp at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] House Sparrow question.....
> To: Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com>,	CT Birding
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> Try Safflower or better yet Nutrasaf.  Most birds will take to it  
> eventually and very often sparrows don't like it.  The big plus is  
> that more often than not the grackles that some people get overrun  
> with don't like it either.  The Chickadees, Titmice, Cardinals,  
> Doves and Grosbeaks love the Nutrasaf.  Oh yeah, Squirrels usually  
> don't go for it either.  Not as all round attractive as sunflower or  
> a good quality mix but it's a great alternative.
>
> Jim
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> ________________________________
> From: Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com>
> To: CT Birding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:47:39 AM
> Subject: [CT Birds] House Sparrow question.....
>
>
> 6/20-
>
>
>
> Is there a such thing as bird food House sparrows DON'T like?  I  
> live in condos (unfortunately very poorly made) that have openings  
> in the clapboard around just about every gutter.  And as a result,  
> I've already counted 18 nests.
>
>
> This morning I just noticed that their 2nd brood has fledged, and  
> now I am onver run with House sparrows.  They are moving in flocks  
> like blackbirds, 20, 30, 40 at a time, and completely emptying  
> feeders in what seems like minutes.
>
>
>
>
> Once the regular stuff is gone (S&S Classic blend.... pretty cheap),  
> they move to the BOSS.  Once that is gone, they move to the thistle  
> feeder with wild finch blend in it.  Once the finch blend is gone,  
> they move to the suet.
>
>
> I am not the type to dismantle nests, regardless if I hate them.   
> Which I do.
>
>
>
> Any ideas?  Or am I just going to have to pony up more dough so that  
> the Chippers, Catbirds, Grosbeaks, Gold and House finches,  
> Nuthatches, woodpeckers, Blue Jays and Wrens can get their fill?
>
> Right now almost all visitors are either bringing fledglings, or bee- 
> lining it right back to the nest with a stuffed face.  Obviously  
> these species have been around much longer than people have been  
> feeding them at feeders, so they can find food.  I just enjoy  
> watching Downy's chirp at their moms and the fluffy catbirds  
> examining their parents every moves, then repeating.  I don't want  
> them to come to the yard to find empty feeders due to over active  
> nuisances.
>
>
>
> -Brian Webster-
> Stratford, CT
> b.webster at hotmail.com
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:46:46 -0400
> From: Carol Ansel <carolansel at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] This and that
> To: David.F.Provencher at dom.com
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
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> I awoke today to find my little tube hummer feeder empty, and the
> screw cap on the bottom missing - prime suspect: Raccoon & Co. - they
> come every night to maraud whenever I forget to bring the feeder in
> off the deck at night.
>
> Carol
>
>
>
> Carol Ansel
> Mystic, CT
>
>
> On Jun 19, 2009, at 11:30 AM, David.F.Provencher at dom.com wrote:
>
>>
>> "I'm still perplexed about the hummingbird feeder that is being
>> sucked dry
>> during the night."
>>
>> Jo-Anne, In the tropics you can watch bats use the hummingbird
>> feeders at
>> night. Never seen that happen here myself but it's a thought.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
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> Message: 10
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:49:34 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
> From: martin swanhall <mswanhall at earthlink.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] white breasted nuthatches
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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> For the last 3 days, have noticed a 'flock' of 4 WBnuts flying from  
> oak tree to feeder, back to tree, around yard, etc - reminds me of  
> the NAVY's Blue Angels
>
> Marty from Woodbury
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 11
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:44:33 EDT
> From: Ftholloway at aol.com
> Subject: [CT Birds] Saltmarsh Meadows
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
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>> From Fran and Tom Holloway
> 6/20/09 - Westbrook, McKinney Saltmarsh Meadows Preserve, two LITTLE  
> BLUE
> HERONS, one adult, one white immature.  Also two blue wing warblers.  
> 9:00
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> Message: 12
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 11:35:25 -0400
> From: Jo-Anne Roberts <jmrcnslt at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] This and that
> To: Carol Ansel <carolansel at gmail.com>,	<David.F.Provencher at dom.com>
> Cc: "\[CT Birds}" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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> I couldn't stay awake past 10:30 last night. But before I went to  
> bed, I
> sifted flour around the base of the hook that the feeder hangs off  
> of (this
> is not a tall hook, just a 4' single pole stuck into the ground  
> about 6-9".
> This morning there were no tracks disturbing the flour. That leads  
> me to
> think that it is a bat or the hummingbird moth as people have  
> suggested. I
> may set up a camera to the computer tonight with the longest USB  
> cable I can
> come up with....as long as it doesn't rain!
>
> At least I've learned not to fill the feeder any more than is  
> necessary to
> keep the hummers happy during the day. But getting up a 4 to refill is
> tiring.
>
> Thanks for your suggestions.
>
> Jo-Anne
> Mansfield Center
>
> On 6/20/09 9:46 AM, "Carol Ansel" <carolansel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I awoke today to find my little tube hummer feeder empty, and the
>> screw cap on the bottom missing - prime suspect: Raccoon & Co. - they
>> come every night to maraud whenever I forget to bring the feeder in
>> off the deck at night.
>>
>> Carol
>>
>>
>>
>> Carol Ansel
>> Mystic, CT
>>
>>
>> On Jun 19, 2009, at 11:30 AM, David.F.Provencher at dom.com wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> "I'm still perplexed about the hummingbird feeder that is being
>>> sucked dry
>>> during the night."
>>>
>>> Jo-Anne, In the tropics you can watch bats use the hummingbird
>>> feeders at
>>> night. Never seen that happen here myself but it's a thought.
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>
>>>
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