[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 1190, Issue 1

lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com lisagagnon37 at yahoo.com
Sun May 30 17:35:24 EDT 2010

Yup! Seen them on ground a few times! 
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Today's Topics:

   1. Red Knots (peeplo at aol.com)
   2. Cockenoe Terns (lpflynn at optonline.net)
   3. Hammonasset state park Madison and Sandy Point West Haven
      (Paul Desjardins)
   4. Cockenoe island terns update Sat 5/29 (Mardi Dickinson)
   5. Unusual Pileated Woodpecker Behavior (Linda Rediker)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 13:18:24 -0400
From: peeplo at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Red Knots
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Nice find James... Frank G.


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 20:25:44 +0000 (GMT)
From: lpflynn at optonline.net
Cc: "z/ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>,
	"richard_potvin at fws.gov" <richard_potvin at fws.gov>, "BRESLIN,	Sandy"
	<sbreslin at audubon.org>, "Dickson,	Jenny" <Jenny.Dickson at ct.gov>,
	"Victoria, Julie" <Julie.Victoria at ct.gov>,	charles barnard jr
	<chbarnjr at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Terns
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For anyone that may be interested, here is the story as to what happened yesterday on Cockenoe Island, concering the terns.



Message: 3
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 17:04:52 -0400
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset state park Madison and Sandy Point
	West Haven
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Paul Desjardins
Phone: (860) 623-3696
paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com

This morning in marsh east of nature center 2 Red Knots and seen from  
Meig's Point a Roseate Tern. in the
afternoon i went to sandy point after hearing Julian had no terns  
there. i had at least ( pardon the pun) 16 Least
Terns some flying and some sitting. One tern was observed flying with  
a fish. Courtship perhaps? if so maybe
they will attempt to nest after all.


Message: 4
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 19:50:14 -0400
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1 at optonline.net>
To: Larry Flynn <lpflynn at optonline.net>
Cc: CT Birds Birds List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>,	Rick Potvin
	<Richard_Potvin at fws.gov>, Sandy Breslin <sbreslin at audubon.org>,	Jenny
	Dickson <jenny.dickson at ct.gov>,	Julie Victoria
	<Julie.Victoria at ct.gov>,	Charles Barnard <chbarnjr at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe island terns update Sat 5/29
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Dear Birders et al:

To follow up on Larry's and others adventures with Cockenoe island.

Towny and I went out earlier this morning by boat around 7AM to do some
photographing and to go by Cockenoe island and check to see if all was  
We are happy to report that all was calm and the chicks and mothers  
were fine.
We spent to day on the water and also patrol the area regularly to  
keep an
eye on the island to help out.

We cruised by slowly all around the island and used our scope that was  
on the boat to scan all around the island. This was most helpful and  
as to not disturb the birds by getting on the island if we didn't have  
to. We also
photographed the surrounding island and area too.

All the chicks and mothers seemed to be calm and comfortable. They are  
just adorable.
We did not land at that time although later on we did go back by and  
landed briefly,
to secure a couple of stakes by a hammer. They were leaning over and  
about to fall onto a
nesting area on the wrack line. I watched as boaters cruised by and  
seemed to
be reading the signs, wave to us and then just kept going. This was a  
good thing to see and was
glad that hopefully boaters including dogs will follow the signs and  
not go onto the island at all!

Our last stop by around the island appeared to be calm at 4:38PM. The  
stakes were falling earlier
were still up and looked secured. We said our goodbyes for the the  
night to the cute fuzzy little chicks
on our way back to shore.

It appeared Cockenoe island had not been disturbed at all since Larry  
and Charlie put up
the roped off area by stakes and signs last night.

THANK YOU Larry and Charlie for a super job well done! This just goes  
to show you how a wonderful
and caring group of people can get together at a moments notice to  
help out! This just fantastic!

We plan to be out by boat Sunday and Monday so we will help patrol the  
area regularly.
Hopefully everyone will obey the signs. We will keep you updates as  
the weekend goes on.

Mardi W. Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
mardi1 at optonline.net


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 19:30:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linda Rediker <lkrediker at att.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Unusual Pileated Woodpecker Behavior
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Hi, all.

I have just recently returned from Gadsden, AL where I witnessed on two different occasions a Pileated Woodpecker feeding on the ground near a birdfeeder which is filled with black sunflower seeds.? It looked as if he was looking for?insects or worms?as he was not directly under the feeder where seed fallout occurs.? Has anyone else witnessed this behavior in Pileateds?

Linda Rediker
Middletown, CT.


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