[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 955, Issue 2

Milan Bull mbull at ctaudubon.org
Wed Oct 7 15:27:11 EDT 2009


The incredible journey of Hope, a Whimbrel carrying a satellite transmitter from the Center for Conservation Biology Newsletter:
http://www.ccb-wm.org/news/2009_MayAug/flight_of_hopeTheWhimbrel.htm


Milan G. Bull
Senior Director of Science and Conservation
Connecticut Audubon Society
2325 Burr St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203)259-6305
mbull at ctaudubon.org

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Today's Topics:

   1. Hartford Sewage Pond, 10/6 (paul cianfaglione)
   2. Re: On This Day (10/7) (edward.raynor at maine.edu)
   3. Re: On This Day (10/7) (David F Provencher)
   4. Predicting migration/Morning Flight conditions
      (David F Provencher)
   5. Dogwood tree (Christopher Lovell)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:02:14 +0000
From: paul cianfaglione <pcianfaglione at hotmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford Sewage Pond, 10/6
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10/6 Hartford, Riverside Park Sewage Pond ( a visit during work )   -   8  PECTORAL SANDPIPER,  31 GREEN-WINGED TEAL.





Paul Cianfaglione

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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 15:48:55 +0100
From: edward.raynor at maine.edu
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] On This Day (10/7)
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Hello CTBirders,
Do all records of Gray Jays in Connecticut lack sufficient
documentation? This is not the first time that I've heard of the
species occurrence in the state.  It's a pretty straight forward
identification so why isn't it on the state list?

A curious birder relocated to the Delta
E.J. Raynor


Quoting Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net>:

> 1891  Semipalmated Sandpiper  Middletwon
> 1938  Black-capped Petrel     Fairfield, Fairfield Beach
> 1945  2900 Tree Swallow       Wethersfield
> 1945  Barn Swallow    Wethersfield
> 1945  75      Rusty Balckbird Cromwell
> 1945  Short-eared Owl South Windsor
> 1982  Gray Jay        Harwinton
> 1985  Red Phalarope   Stratford, Lordship
> 1988  Eared Grebe     Litchfield, Bantam Lake
> 1989  Blue Grosbeak   Westport
> 1992  Le Conte's Sparrow      Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk
> 1996  Black Skimmer   Old Lyme Griswold Pt.
> 1997  10000 Blue Jay  New Haven, Lighthouse Pk.
> 1997  10000   Yellow-rumped Warbler   Groton Bluff Pt.
> 1997  4000    White-throated Sparrow  Groton Bluff Pt.
> 1997  5000    Dark-eyed Junco Groton Bluff Pt.
> 1998  White-fronted Goose     Mansfield, Storrs
> 2000  Blue Grosbeak   South Windsor, St.a 43
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> Western Kingbird 3 records
> Orange-crowned Warbler 3 Records
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:01:14 -0400
From: David F Provencher <david.f.provencher at dom.com>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] On This Day (10/7)
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E.J. your right in your assumption. The records Dennis is working from are more than just the official CT State list maintained by the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut or the published reports of the ARCC. The official list of species accepted as having occurred in CT is based upon acceptable documentation being created and presented to ARCC (formerly CRRC). Many reported occurrences of species in CT are never documented beyond word of mouth. Many historical records were supported by specimens but even here the record is unacceptable if the specimen has no supporting evidence or vague, questionable provenance. There have been a number of species reported by Dennis that do not show up in the official state list. That is not a bad thing and in fact I find it a very good thing. Some of the reported occurrences will simply be wrong and others will simply have lacked convincing evidence. I find all of them interesting and once again laud Dennis for doing this for us.

Dave Provencher
Naturally New England<http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/>



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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:18:50 -0400
From: David F Provencher <david.f.provencher at dom.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Predicting migration/Morning Flight conditions
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I just took a look at the forecast for tonight and tomorrow night. Conditions tonight will be windy with NW winds. In my experience that means that a decent movement will probably occur tonight. However the breezy conditions will make birding tomorrow more difficult. Indeed breezy mornings historically are very frustrating at Bluff Point in Groton with birds flying high overhead and the trees dancing so much it is hard to find the migrants. So I'm not saying don't go but I am saying the conditions are likely to be far from optimal for observing. If the forecast for Thursday night is accurate the winds will have backed to west south west. This should result in a reduced movement and Bluff Point in particular will have many fewer birds on Friday morning. So my best guess right now is a decent but difficult to observe movement tonight/tomorrow morning and a significantly reduced movement Thursday night/Friday morning. And WSW winds are very bad for seeing Morning Flight at Bluff. If the forecast changes I'll revise my prediction.

Dave Provencher
Naturally New England<http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/>



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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:28:46 -0400
From: Christopher Lovell <ctlovell at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Dogwood tree
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Spent about 30 minutes watching adult fully fruited flowering dogwood
in the yard today.  I was amazed at the bird variety and activity.

Scarlet tanager
Chipping sparrows
Swainson's Thrush
Blue Jay
American Robins
Tufted Titmice
Yellow bellied Sapsucker

All in the tree pretty much simultaneously.

Chris
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