[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 1612, Issue 1

JoAnna Rubino joannarubino at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 26 12:40:56 EDT 2011


Question: 
We are up in Machiasport, Maine and have spotted a bird we can't identify-
-About the size of a small cardinal 
-cone shaped beak( grayish)
- black with a white back
- seen perched on a wire
Help! Any ideas?
Jo:)


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>   1. Fwd:  Tiny Hummingbird (Lynn Jones)
>   2. Hamden: Bobolinks (John Oshlick)
>   3. Green Heron (Marty Swanhall)
>   4. Thanks (Pat Dufour on Jiminger)
>   5. Stilt Sandpiper and Western Sandpiper, Stratford
>      (charles barnard jr)
>   6. Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Branford (lk06)
>   7. Ct River terns and martins (Comins, Patrick)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:32:19 -0400
> From: Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com>
> To: CT Birding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd:  Tiny Hummingbird
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Boletebill <boletebill at yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tiny Hummingbird
> To: Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com>
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> 
>  Just to add a bit to this solved mystery I get Hummingbird Clearwing moths
> at my mimosa tree daily along with RT Hummingbirds. In fact the moths run a
> trapline in my gardens just like the "real" Hummingbirds visiting different
> plants at different times of the day every day the sun is shining and the
> flowers are blooming. Beebalm, Butterfly bush, Mimosa tree, each are visited
> by both moths and Hummingbirds daily.
> 
> Bill Yule
> 
> "For those who hunger after the earthly excrescences called mushrooms."
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> 
> --- On *Sun, 7/24/11, Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com>* wrote:
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> From: Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Tiny Hummingbird
> To: streatham2003 at aol.com
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 9:13 PM
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> 
> There's actually three species of clearwing moths in CT.  I had to look up
> the common name of the third species... slender clearwing.
> On Jul 24, 2011 8:32 PM,
> <streatham2003 at aol.com<http://us.mc1610.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=streatham2003@aol.com>>
> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Robert,
>> 
>> It sound like your mystery culprit is probably a Snowberry Clearwing. A
> moth rather than a hummingbird. There are only two local clearwing moth
> species I believe, one that looks like a hummingbird: Hummingbird Clearwing
> and one that looks like a bee: the Snowberry.
>> 
>> Luke Tiller, Greenwich
>> www.underclearskies.com
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> Lynn A. Jones
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:08:48 -0700 (PDT)
> From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic at yahoo.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Bobolinks
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> Hamden - Paradise road - Farmbrook Watershed Dam #2 -? A pair (Male and female) of?bobolinks seen. This is a small area?of grassland near a water control dam. It is only a few acres at most but the grass has not been cut this year and it is chest high. I found the bobolink pair in the grass. I did not observe them at this site during the summer bird count. I am not sure if they are just passing though or attempted to nest. 
> ?
> small pond at intersection of Paradise road and Howard Drive. - 1 solitary sandpiper
> ?
> John Oshlick
> Hamden
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:43:43 -0400
> From: "Marty Swanhall" <mswanhall at earthlink.net>
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Green Heron
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> Saw a green heron in pond on Trolley Bed Road in Woodbury at 4:30 pm today.
> 
> Marty in Woodbury
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 22:34:51 -0400
> From: "Pat Dufour on Jiminger" <pat at jiminger.com>
> To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Thanks
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> I just wanted to thank all that answered my question about the Robins.  It was a first for me.  I have several berry bushes around but don't watch them to see which birds are enjoying them.  I usually have the cat birds finishing the jelly.
> Pat.
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> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:34:47 -0400
> From: charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Stilt Sandpiper and Western Sandpiper, Stratford
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> Frank Mantlik just callled and said that he had just seen a Stilt Sandpiper
> and a Western Sandpiper
> feeding in  the Access Road pool in Stratford.
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> Relayed from Charlie Barnard
> Stratford
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> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:16:09 -0700 (PDT)
> From: lk06 <lk06 at yahoo.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Branford
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> Some good views of an adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron behind the house this morning in a small canal in the Pawson Park marsh.  --Lane
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> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 07:21:56 -0700
> From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Ct River terns and martins
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> I went on a cruise to see the former Connecticut Yankee property in Haddam Neck yesterday and had a couple of interesting observations.  There were 3 Common Terns foraging on the river near the Haddam bridge; the furthest up the river I've had terns.   Also, swallows are starting to stage, including a couple dozen Purple Martins which were perched on snags on the CY property and in Salmon Cove.     Hopefully that beautiful property can end up in conservation hands and not developed.  Development would drastically alter the wild feel and beauty of Salmon Cove.
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> Patrick
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> Patrick M. Comins
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