[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 1152, Issue 1

lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 22 13:46:45 EDT 2010


Sorry wrong date mentioned its today I work to many different shifts and loose track of days @ the nursing home. And regards to the song I heard I'm thinking more in the warbler birds. Definatley not the finches or the grosbeak. Came in heard a few minutes I haven't heard it since. Lisa 4 /22. 
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Today's Topics:

   1. On This Date (4/22) (Dennis Varza)
   2.  Baltimore oriole, House wren and Towhee (jayne.amico at cox.net)
   3. Stratford spots, warbler song assistance (Brian Webster)
   4. Sherwood Island SP (Tina and Peter Green)
   5. Cattle Egrets Continue (Tina and Peter Green)
   6. Wt ect (lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com)
   7. Osprey behavior question (Larson Eric)
   8. Song question (lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com)
   9. Re: Song question (Jim Pfeifer)
  10. Re: Song question (Tammy Eustis)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 06:18:51 -0400
From: Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net>
To: Posting Bird List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>,	Jorge de Leon
	<ornithology.library at yale.edu>,	Susan Hochgraf
	<susan.hochgraf at uconn.edu>
Subject: [CT Birds] On This Date (4/22)
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1881	Purple Sandpiper	Saybrook
1888	American Coot	Portland
1888	Grasshopper Sparrow	New Haven
1901	Surf Scoter	Mansfield
1910	King Rail	Branford
1941	Indigo Bunting	Westport
1946	Lesser Scaup	Fairfield
1948	Swainson's Thrush
1951	250 Snow Goose	Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary
1952	European Goldfinch	Fairfield
1954	Least Flycatcher	Mansfield
1956	Sora Rail	Guilford
1956	Fox Sparrow	Guilford
1962	Loggerhead Shrike	Mansfield
1963	Purple Gallinule	Fairfield
1977	Purple Gallinule	Madison
1984	Prothonotary Warbler	Pawcatucket
1985	Eastern Kingbird	Canton
1995	Yellow-throated Warbler	Kent, River Rd.
1995	Yellow Warbler	Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1995	Worm-eating Warbler		Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1995	Ovenbird		Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1995	60 Swamp Sparrow		Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1996	100 Long-tailed Duck 	Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
1996	56	Glossy Ibis	Stonington, Barn Is.
1997	Northern Parula	Southbury
1999	Bay-breasted Warbler  	Guilford
1999	Orange-crowned Warbler	New Haven East Rock Pk.
2000	Ruff  	Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk.
2001	Great Crested Flycatcher	Milford
2001	Rose-breasted Grosbeak	Portalnd






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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 8:54:14 -0400
From: <jayne.amico at cox.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds]  Baltimore oriole, House wren and Towhee
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This morning found some new arrivals... Singing male Baltimore Oriole,  along with a singing house wren

Eastern towhee and rc kinglet continue.
--
Jayne


Jayne Amico
Southington, CT
www.mvssanctuary.org

---- Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net> wrote: 
> 1881	Purple Sandpiper	Saybrook
> 1888	American Coot	Portland
> 1888	Grasshopper Sparrow	New Haven
> 1901	Surf Scoter	Mansfield
> 1910	King Rail	Branford
> 1941	Indigo Bunting	Westport
> 1946	Lesser Scaup	Fairfield
> 1948	Swainson's Thrush
> 1951	250 Snow Goose	Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary
> 1952	European Goldfinch	Fairfield
> 1954	Least Flycatcher	Mansfield
> 1956	Sora Rail	Guilford
> 1956	Fox Sparrow	Guilford
> 1962	Loggerhead Shrike	Mansfield
> 1963	Purple Gallinule	Fairfield
> 1977	Purple Gallinule	Madison
> 1984	Prothonotary Warbler	Pawcatucket
> 1985	Eastern Kingbird	Canton
> 1995	Yellow-throated Warbler	Kent, River Rd.
> 1995	Yellow Warbler	Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
> 1995	Worm-eating Warbler		Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
> 1995	Ovenbird		Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
> 1995	60 Swamp Sparrow		Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
> 1996	100 Long-tailed Duck 	Westport, Sherwood Is. St. Pk.
> 1996	56	Glossy Ibis	Stonington, Barn Is.
> 1997	Northern Parula	Southbury
> 1999	Bay-breasted Warbler  	Guilford
> 1999	Orange-crowned Warbler	New Haven East Rock Pk.
> 2000	Ruff  	Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk.
> 2001	Great Crested Flycatcher	Milford
> 2001	Rose-breasted Grosbeak	Portalnd
> 
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:20:51 -0400
From: Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com>
To: CT Birding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford spots, warbler song assistance
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4/22, Peck's Mill Pond, Stratford (6:55-7:20a)-

 

(1) singing Chipping sparrow

(2-3) singing Pine warblers

(1) possible Common Yellowthroat**

(1) waterthrush sps.... dark area, leaning towards Northern due to white on supercillium

(1) asthmatic Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

(3) E. Phoebes (where are the Kingbirds and GC Flys??!!??)

(3) Barn Swallows

(2) Wood Ducks... looks like they will breed here again

(1) Great Blue Heron

(19) DC Cormorants overhead moving due north

(1) adult Bald Eagle (you Boothe hawkwatchers think this guy is on range??)

 

Non bird sightings included Bull, Wood and Green frogs, a single Red eft (FOY), a large snapping turtle, and an E. Comma butterfly among maybe 3 Mourning Cloaks.  The BH Vireo is no longer there.

 

**I couldn't locate the bird, but it was clearly a warbler, and all sounds pointed to yellowthroat except a variatins in it's song.  The 'witchity-witchty' was a no brainer, but it had an asending 'wee' at the end. I know from books and birders that the yellowthroat has some intense song variation geographically (i.e.  4-6 verses in the east, 2-4 in the west).  So if this makes sense, it was like this...  'witchity-whitchity-whichity-wweEEE'.  

 

Not sure what else it could be other than the crazy variatinos of titmice (was not a titmouse) or a Mocker, maybe.  I heard a Saw-whet last night around 2am... then a Phoebe.... then a Towhee... silly Mockers.  Not enough (for me at least) to enter to eBird.

 

 

4/22, Chapel St. School, Stratford- retention pond and surrounding thickets and wood edges (7:30a)-

 

(5+) singing Chipping sparrows (always very numerous around the schools field and cut near-by)

(2) Savannah sparrows

(1-2) Pine warblers

(1) Palm warbler

(1) calling Catbird

(2) E. Towhees..... one singing, one calling (they are EVERYWHERE in my area right now)

(4) NRW Swallows

(1) adult Cooper's hawk migrant NE

 

 

Still several WTSP around my woods/feeders and cut. Would a mmigrant such as a WTSP copulate NOT on it's breedin grounds??  Because I saw two the other day in my woods 'enjoying each other'.  How long after insemination do birds, for this purpose WTSP, actually lay the eggs??  I have to think they'd have a nest ready, or worked on by copulation.  Interesting indeed.  There does seem to be a larger number of WTSP this year.  Though, my late date last year was in May.

 

Get out there today before the rain.... tomorrow should bring in some new buddies!


Brian Webster
Stratford, CT
b.webster at hotmail.com
http://thebirdmojo.blogspot.com/
 
 



 		 	   		  
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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:01:49 +0000
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
To: ct birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island SP
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4/22 - Westport - Sherwood Island SP - 1 WILSON'S SNIPE at the edge of the pond near the model airplane field,3 WILLET flying over the Mill Creek marsh behind the model airplane field

 

  Today I was able to study a most cooperative snipe at close proximity for about twenty minutes as it was preening along the edge of the water.These were the best views I've ever had in CT of this shy and secretive bird.I could study it's markings and colorations in detail through my scope at a distance of about 50 feet with perfect lighting from behind me.What a treat!

 

Tina Green

Westport



  		 	   		  

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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:08:16 +0000
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
To: ct birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cattle Egrets Continue
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 Passing this along from Roy Harvey:Janet Mehmel relocated the CATTLE EGRETS in Guilford at the Guilford Town Beach at the end of Seaside Avenue and they were in the grass.

 

Tina Green

Westport


 		 	   		  

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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:36:22 +0000
From: lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com
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Subject: [CT Birds] Wt ect
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Still have a few wt singing and a couple juncos hanging. Also broadwing hawks showing up here and house wren made a appearence. Since I'm new to this area I don't know when the wt leave and when migrants come in so this will be my first year learning that. Last place I lived juncos left by end of April and wt left in mid may in stafford. Lisa East Hampton ct. 4/21/10. 
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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:41:17 -0400
From: Larson Eric <eric_r_larson at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey behavior question
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Yesterday morning and again this morning I was watching an osprey over Knox preserve perform some aerial stunts that left me baffled.  Each time the bird was holding a fish (which was apparently long past caring about anything).  The bird was roughly 50-100 feet off the ground, and it would alternately dive, wings part way back, for twenty to 40 feet, pull up, fly back directly up to its original altitude, then repeat the stunt, all the while making a hunting call.  It repeated the act a dozen times (after which time I left).  

 

There are two pair of nesting birds in the area, one pair hatching eggs and the other I'm less certain of.  I don't know if the acrobatic bird was one of those pair, since each nest held only one bird at the time.  Another osprey came by, but just flew past and seemed unperturbed.

 

Any ideas as to what was going on?

 

Eric Larson
 		 	   		  

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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:48:56 +0000
From: lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com
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Subject: [CT Birds] Song question
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Just had a small bird come through didn't get to see it started with a loud chip and then sang its song almost reminded me of a goldfinch except for the loud chip. Migration always messes me up with the bird calls. Any ideas please let me know. Lisa 4/21.
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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:57:26 -0400
From: Jim Pfeifer <Jim.Pfeifer at erm.com>
To: "lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com" <lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com>, CT birds Ct
	birds	<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Song question
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Could be a House Finch.

James L. Pfeifer, LEP
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Just had a small bird come through didn't get to see it started with a loud chip and then sang its song almost reminded me of a goldfinch except for the loud chip. Migration always messes me up with the bird calls. Any ideas please let me know. Lisa 4/21.

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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:14:41 +0000
From: "Tammy Eustis" <teustis at killingworthlibrary.org>
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Song question
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I'm wondering if it was a rose-breasted grosbeak. They tend to "chip" (or "chink") before and after singing (except in this sample, of course: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Rose-breasted_Grosbeak/id); the call note comes right at the end of the recording. Their song is kind of finchy, but more like a "robin with a sore throat".
- Tammy Eustis, Chester
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Just had a small bird come through didn't get to see it started with a loud chip and then sang its song almost reminded me of a goldfinch except for the loud chip. Migration always messes me up with the bird calls. Any ideas please let me know. Lisa 4/21. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org 





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