[CT Birds] Juncos

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Sun Jan 3 13:05:43 EST 2010


I'm just back from the Nantuckeet CBC. Interestingly, there were almost no Juncos on the Island this year... We heard 1 on the entire west end of the Island.. and I don't think the total made double digits..  

Frank Gallo



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oday's Topics:
   1. Re: so many JUNCOS ! (Carole Donagher)
  2. Re: so many JUNCOS ! (Brian Webster)
  3. Re: so many JUNCOS ! (COMINS, Patrick)
  4. Tardy Harriers?? (Brian Webster)
  5. Yellow-headed Blackbird (DBOBOLINK at aol.com)
  6. Re: so many JUNCOS ! (Jim Zipp)
  7. Re: Greenwich Point Pipit (Cynthia Ehlinger)

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ate: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 03:37:48 -0800 (PST)
rom: Carole Donagher <cdonagher at yahoo.com>
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ubject: Re: [CT Birds] so many JUNCOS !
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I wholeheartedly agree, I counted 62 here yesterday in the snow, more than 
ouble my normal bad weather count.? Also, though in my experience they are 
ostly ground feeders, it seems more and more of them are hopping up 3 to 8' 
igh to tray and other feeders, even though I still ground feed.? They are such 
un to watch!
Carole Donagher
armington
--- On Sat, 1/2/10, Donna <sunny19682 at comcast.net> wrote:
From: Donna <sunny19682 at comcast.net>
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ate: Saturday, January 2, 2010, 3:13 PM
I am... although I didn't actually count, the front feeders seemed to be 
urrounded by them... a huge influx of them than I can remember.
Donna Lorello
ranford

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ubject: [CT Birds] so many JUNCO !

 Today, I counted under my two home feeding stations at one time, 55 JUNCOS 
ith many more in sight within the surounding area.
 This is the most I have ever counted in 35 years, at one time, at my feeders 
ere in Harwinton.
 
 Their seems to be many more Juncos this year in the yard and encountered all 
ver up here in northwest CT.
 
 Is anyone else seeing more JUNCO at their feeders this year?
 
 Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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ate: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 08:10:03 -0500
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itto to all.  My high count last year (in poor weather) was 34.  My feeder area 
utts up against wood edges, so including those hidden/foraging there, I counted 
2 this last storm.
 
Though, as if on cue, there are 0 in my yard now, and over 20 White-throats.
 
 
Brian Webster
Stratford, CT
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 Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 03:37:48 -0800
 From: cdonagher at yahoo.com
 To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
 Subject: Re: [CT Birds] so many JUNCOS !
 
 I wholeheartedly agree, I counted 62 here yesterday in the snow, more than 
ouble my normal bad weather count.  Also, though in my experience they are 
ostly ground feeders, it seems more and more of them are hopping up 3 to 8' 
igh to tray and other feeders, even though I still ground feed.  They are such 
un to watch!
 
 Carole Donagher
 Farmington
 
 --- On Sat, 1/2/10, Donna <sunny19682 at comcast.net> wrote:
 
 From: Donna <sunny19682 at comcast.net>
 Subject: Re: [CT Birds] so many JUNCO !
 To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
 Date: Saturday, January 2, 2010, 3:13 PM
 
 I am... although I didn't actually count, the front feeders seemed to be 
urrounded by them... a huge influx of them than I can remember.
 
 Donna Lorello
 Branford
 
 
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 Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 6:10 PM
 Subject: [CT Birds] so many JUNCO !
 
 
 > Today, I counted under my two home feeding stations at one time, 55 JUNCOS 
ith many more in sight within the surounding area.
 > This is the most I have ever counted in 35 years, at one time, at my feeders 
ere in Harwinton.
 > 
 > Their seems to be many more Juncos this year in the yard and encountered all 
ver up here in northwest CT.
 > 
 > Is anyone else seeing more JUNCO at their feeders this year?
 > 
 > Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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Up to 55 in my nearly urban yard in Meriden over the last few days.  Good winter 
o hone our junco observation skills.  Lots of variation to be enjoyed in this 
pecies, maybe even uncover some western subspecies.
There's also been a flock of up to 20 Eastern Bluebirds popping in and out of 
he neighborhood for the last month or so.  The other night Max and I caught 
hem all going into old woodpecker nests in the maple tree outside our door as 
usk approached.
Patrick Comins, Meriden.

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ate: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 08:59:02 -0500
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/3,
 
It seems, at least to these relatively unexperienced eyes, that the Harriers 
ade a bit of a rebound since the noticed absence.  My last 5 trips to the 
tratford/Milford shore pulled up at least one each time.  We even had 2 up the 
ousatonic river by the Sikorsky Bridge on the S/M CBC.
 
And there was an amazing juvenile flying the Silver Sands marshes in Milford 
esterday while I was at the Animal Control office.
 
Anyone else notice they are around now?  Perhaps their northern food sources 
ere exhausted later than norm?
 
 
 
Brian Webster
Stratford, CT
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>From Robert Dixon
/2 - Sterling feeders - YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD. Had a female (chocolate  
rown, orange- yellow throat, looked longer legged than red -winged, giving 
ery  different posture when feeding) in with a group of mostly cowbirds  
ith a few grackles and red-winged blackbirds.Birds were very skittish and  
nly managed one poor photo of the bird late in the evening. The flock size 
as  been variable over the last few weeks with some days a few and other days 
several hundred. Has not been seen yet today. Yard bird # 161!




obert Dixon
79 Main St.
terling, Ct. 06377
60-564-4638
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ate: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:03:01 -0800 (PST)
rom: Jim Zipp <jimzipp at sbcglobal.net>
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Good winter to hone our junco observation skills.  Lots of variation to be 
njoyed in this species, maybe even uncover some western subspecies.

atrick Comins, Meriden.
Since finding an unusual junco I took to be a possible Dark-eyed 
unco/White-throated Sparrow showed up under my feeders a few weeks ago.  A 
uick email to Mark Szantyr who has a special interest and knowledge of these 
uys also thinks it's a good possibility.  Makes it even more fun watching the 
eeder birds on a day like this.  To see a photo of the one I had look here
http://jimzippphotography.com/nucleus/index.php
and for a great article on these hybrids in general see Marks article and 
llustrations here.
http://birdinggeek.blogspot.com/2009/08/two-probable-dark-eyed-junco-hybrids.html
Happy New Year,
im

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ate: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:16:33 -0800 (PST)
rom: Cynthia Ehlinger <cehlinger at sbcglobal.net>
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1/3 - Old Greenwich-Greenwich Point Park- 1 AMERICAN PIPIT along beach and in 
altmarsh?near Holly grove picnic area- 
ynthia Ehlinger
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