[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 1132, Issue 1

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Fri Apr 2 08:48:02 EDT 2010


Can we get over the joke and get back to the birding! Lisa
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Today's Topics:

   1. Hammo Sandpiper Id help needed (Mntncougar at aol.com)
   2. CT Cumulative Bird List, March update (Frank Mantlik)
   3. 2010 CT Cumulative List, March Update (Frank Mantlik)
   4. spring anticipation (Greg Hanisek)
   5. hoax (Claudia)
   6. Re: bird migration radar URL (Roy Harvey)
   7. Re: Lapwing Hoax (james.bair at snet.net)
   8. Re: hoax (Jo-Anne Roberts)
   9. An ID Question (Mark Szantyr)
  10. Woodcock (Patrice Favreau)
  11. Re: hoax (CHIS)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:11:07 EDT
From: Mntncougar at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Sandpiper Id help needed
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At Hammo today, at the west end pool where the Godwit was last  year there  
was 1 sandpiper and about 100 gulls.  I can't match  the sandpiper to 
anything I know.  It has yellow legs and a 2-toned bill,  yellow base and black 
tip.  Seems closest to a Least Sandpiper, but I  thought it was a little 
bigger.  Does not seem to fit a Spotted Sandpiper  at all, unless its an 
in-between plumage I haven't seen before.  Link to a  few pics below - please help 
with ID:
 
_http://www.photoshop.com/user/mntncougar/?trackingid=BTAGC&rlang=en_US&gall
eryid=519efbe071284ae0a01698b52c3e5d5a&wf=shareslideshow_ 
(http://www.photoshop.com/user/mntncougar/?trackingid=BTAGC&rlang=en_US&galleryid=519efbe07128
4ae0a01698b52c3e5d5a&wf=shareslideshow) 
 
Don Morgan
Coventry


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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:14:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] CT Cumulative Bird List, March update
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Greetings all,
As of March 31, there were 12 additions that month to the cumulative CT bird list, bringing the year's total to 180 species.  The March additions were: Trumpeter Swan, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, and Pine Warbler.  In addition, two forms were also new:  Eurasian Green-winged (Common) Teal (a subspecies) and a dark western morph of Red-Tailed Hawk.

Respectfully,
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

p.s.  I will send another email with the full list attached, in hopes the listserve moderator will allow it (due to length).

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:16:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] 2010 CT Cumulative List, March Update
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Greetings all,
As of March 31, there were 12 additions that month to the cumulative CT bird list, bringing the year's total to 180 species.  The March additions were: Trumpeter Swan, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, and Pine Warbler.  In addition, two forms were also new:  Eurasian Green-winged (Common) Teal (a subspecies) and a dark western morph of Red-Tailed Hawk.

Respectfully,
Frank Mantlik, Stratford

CONNECTICUT CUMULATIVE 2010 BIRD LIST
As reported to the CT birding listserve.  Rare species in BOLD.
Compiled by Frank Mantlik
 
180 species as of March 31, 2010
 
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Snow Goose
Brant
(?BLACK? race also)
Canada Goose
CACKLING GOOSE
Mute Swan
TRUMPETER SWAN
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
(Eurasian Green-winged Teal)
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
KING EIDER
COMMON EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
BARROW?S GOLDENEYE
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
RED-NECKED GREBE
EARED GREBE
NORTHERN GANNET
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper?s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
Red-tailed Hawk
(and dark western morph)
Rough-legged Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
American Coot
SANDHILL CRANE
Black-bellied Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
American Oystercatcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
WILLET
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Wilson?s Snipe
American Woodcock
JAEGER, SPECIES
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Bonaparte?s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
Great Black-backed Gull
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
DOVEKIE
RAZORBILL
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
SNOWY OWL
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
NORTHERN SHRIKE
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
MARSH WREN
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Field Sparrow
VESPER SPARROW
Savannah Sparrow
            (?Ipswich?
race also)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Northern Cardinal
DICKCISSEL
Red-winged Blackbird
EASTERN MEADOWLARK
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Brown-headed Cowbird
BALTIMORE ORIOLE
Purple Finch
House Finch
COMMON REDPOLL
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:26:33 -0400
From: "Greg Hanisek" <ghanisek at rep-am.com>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] spring anticipation
Message-ID: <001001cad20b$e96df090$6e02a8c0 at internal.repam.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"

Several people have posted recently (and very well) about birds to watch for over the next few days. Here's another thought. This weather is going to send our minds racing ahead, but it's still only the first couple days of April. We're still probably a couple weeks away from any real surge of neotropical migrants, but a few anomalous early records occur every year. 

It pays to think of birds that are weeks ahead of schedule as rarities, even if they'll become common before long. This especially applies to birds that are heard but not seen. Over the years I've received a number of reports of what would have been record early arrival dates that involve voice-only IDs. If you hear what sounds like a familiar bird voice well out of season, it really pays to track it down and get a verifying look. It's amazing the array of sounds that can emanate from species such as Tufted Titmice or American Goldfinches (among others) that are very vocal right now.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:32:10 -0400
From: "Claudia" <cllongmore at cox.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] hoax
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ENOUGH ALREADY !!!   would everyone please take a deep breath and count to
10 (maybe even a hundred) ?   

Listen to yourselves - based on a report of " No real specific's but
hopefully something soon "   people have canceled plans, sent harassing
emails, and are " threatening to go apeshit on RI " .   is there really
anyone out there who hasn't played a practical joke that backfired ?   
So what if this was silly, lame, whatever .   it's the 1st of april - april
fool's day - and if you let the thought of seeing this bird override what
common sense you do have then in my opinion you're to blame as much as the
original sender of the email .    and even if you did already go to rhode
island I'm sure they could use some help with the cleanup .    we open our
wallets with millions for Haiti ;  how much will we send to our neighbors
next door ?  

Anyway, peace - please ?    or would you really rather go back to when there
wasn't any reporting ?   

Claudia longmore
Wethersfield, ct       

-----Original Message-----
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Glenn Williams
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:18 PM
To: streatham2003 at aol.com; Nick Bonomo
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] lapwing hoax


Certainly didn't mean to post to a list, but enough is enough.  I am tired
of the silliness that seems to come with reporting birds these days.

Glenn

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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:57:40 -0400
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: CT BIRDS <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] bird migration radar URL
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http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/radar/

The radar is alive with birds right now, all up and down the eastern
seaboard, with the only significant exception being Connecticut.   8-(

I use it all year long for weather as well as migration in season.  I
use the "Regional reflectivity*" option with specific spots on the
map, as well as the Contiguous U.S. view.

Roy



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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 23:04:32 -0400
From: <james.bair at snet.net>
To: "CT Birding Listserv" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Lapwing Hoax
Message-ID: <94AC89F35E8640A79A376DC1326E9791 at home>
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Back about twenty years ago the bird log at Milford Point had occasional hoaxes. I remember a listing of a Double-Striped Thick-Knee, for example. They were entertaining. They were ridiculous sightings.They were also all signed by Joe Isuzu--people of a certain age will remember him as a sleazy TV car salesman in Isuzu ads. If anyone believed Joe Isuzu, he would have been dumber than Homer Simpson in a D'oh moment. Needless to say, none of them ever made it to the RBA, but they were good for a chuckle.

Jim Bair

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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 23:25:38 -0400
From: Jo-Anne Roberts <jmrcnslt at hotmail.com>
To: <cllongmore at cox.net>, <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] hoax
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couldn't have said it better! AMEN! let's call it a night.

> From: cllongmore at cox.net
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:32:10 -0400
> Subject: [CT Birds] hoax
> 
> ENOUGH ALREADY !!!   would everyone please take a deep breath and count to
> 10 (maybe even a hundred) ?   
> 
> Listen to yourselves - based on a report of " No real specific's but
> hopefully something soon "   people have canceled plans, sent harassing
> emails, and are " threatening to go apeshit on RI " .   is there really
> anyone out there who hasn't played a practical joke that backfired ?   
> So what if this was silly, lame, whatever .   it's the 1st of april - april
> fool's day - and if you let the thought of seeing this bird override what
> common sense you do have then in my opinion you're to blame as much as the
> original sender of the email .    and even if you did already go to rhode
> island I'm sure they could use some help with the cleanup .    we open our
> wallets with millions for Haiti ;  how much will we send to our neighbors
> next door ?  
> 
> Anyway, peace - please ?    or would you really rather go back to when there
> wasn't any reporting ?   
> 
> Claudia longmore
> Wethersfield, ct       
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
> [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Glenn Williams
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:18 PM
> To: streatham2003 at aol.com; Nick Bonomo
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] lapwing hoax
> 
> 
> Certainly didn't mean to post to a list, but enough is enough.  I am tired
> of the silliness that seems to come with reporting birds these days.
> 
> Glenn
> 
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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 00:11:28 -0400
From: "Mark Szantyr" <birddog55 at charter.net>
To: "CT Birds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] An ID Question
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I just got in to check emails and after a very long day having been spent 
with lawyers and then teaching till 9:30 or so, I was just wondering if 
anyone knows who pee'd in everyone's cornflakes today?

Mark
Mark S. Szantyr
80 Bicknell Road #9
Ashford, Connecticut 06278
860-487-9766
Birddog55 at charter.net 




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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 02:32:59 -0400
From: Patrice Favreau <pfavreau at cox.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock
Message-ID: <6EDFDB92-59EA-4D01-87BE-472E51E5554C at cox.net>
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>From Patrice Favreau:
04/1/10 - South Windsor, Donnelly Preserve West Road field -- one  AMERICAN WOODCOCK started peenting 7:35PM & then displaying










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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 06:41:59 -0400
From: "CHIS" <Chris0381 at comcaSt.net>
To: "'Jo-Anne Roberts'" <jmrcnslt at hotmail.com>,
	<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] hoax
Message-ID: <000601cad251$1fb65f30$5f231d90$@net>
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Look Joe Anne, I just cancelled my trip to the Galapagos to see the lapwing
and invited over friends from all over New England to have a lapwing party. 

-----Original Message-----
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Jo-Anne Roberts
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 11:26 PM
To: cllongmore at cox.net; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] hoax


couldn't have said it better! AMEN! let's call it a night.

> From: cllongmore at cox.net
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:32:10 -0400
> Subject: [CT Birds] hoax
> 
> ENOUGH ALREADY !!!   would everyone please take a deep breath and count to
> 10 (maybe even a hundred) ?   
> 
> Listen to yourselves - based on a report of " No real specific's but
> hopefully something soon "   people have canceled plans, sent harassing
> emails, and are " threatening to go apeshit on RI " .   is there really
> anyone out there who hasn't played a practical joke that backfired ?   
> So what if this was silly, lame, whatever .   it's the 1st of april -
april
> fool's day - and if you let the thought of seeing this bird override what
> common sense you do have then in my opinion you're to blame as much as the
> original sender of the email .    and even if you did already go to rhode
> island I'm sure they could use some help with the cleanup .    we open our
> wallets with millions for Haiti ;  how much will we send to our neighbors
> next door ?  
> 
> Anyway, peace - please ?    or would you really rather go back to when
there
> wasn't any reporting ?   
> 
> Claudia longmore
> Wethersfield, ct       
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
> [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Glenn Williams
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:18 PM
> To: streatham2003 at aol.com; Nick Bonomo
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] lapwing hoax
> 
> 
> Certainly didn't mean to post to a list, but enough is enough.  I am tired
> of the silliness that seems to come with reporting birds these days.
> 
> Glenn
> 
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