[CT Birds] Partial Albino Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the Bent of the River

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Tue Aug 2 14:34:53 EDT 2011


A partial albino Red-breasted grosbeak was just at the Bent of the River feeders.  It is mostly white with some red on the breast, head, and wing coverts; there are a few black feathers on the body and tail.  I will get a picture on the BOTR facebook page in a day or two.

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

IBA Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut


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Today's Topics:

   1. Cicada vs House Sparrow (Dana Campbell)
   2. Readings-2 (Dennis Varza)
   3. Re: Bird ID (Mark Szantyr)
   4. Bonaparte's Gulls Goshen (Kfinnan at aol.com)
   5. stratford stilt sandpiper (John Oshlick)
   6. White Memorial (Fran Zygmont)
   7. Backyard very quiet (Sarah Faulkner)
   8. Nighthawk (Mark Aronson)
   9. July Lapland Longspur (greg hanisek)
  10. Riverside Park Sewage Pond (paul cianfaglione)
  11. Grey-headed Gull Coney isl K Mueller (kmueller at ntplx.net)
  12. Re: July Lapland Longspur (Roy Harvey)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 12:33:42 -0400
From: Dana Campbell <dana.l.campbell at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Cicada vs House Sparrow
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Today among the sounds of baby birds in the back yard came suddenly a very
strange clicking and buzzing sound.  Seemed like some kind of alarm call,
but not one I recognized.  The cat was immediately pasted against the
window, and following her sight line, I found a House Sparrow in my driveway
trying to dispatch a huge Cicada of some kind.  It was the bug that had been
"screaming."  First time I ever heard an insect alarm call!  The House
Sparrow was pecking away at the cicada, which was clearly alive and trying
to escape.  Finally, the House Sparrow carried it off in his beak, half
flying and half hopping.  Quite a noisy happening.

-- 
Dana Campbell, Priest in Charge
Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com

*"*Come to me bird-watching God, you will find the branches for nesting. A
mustard seed of faith grows to a place of many wings*.*"
                                    from ?Prayer of the Heart? by Maren C.
Tirabassi & Joan Jordan Grant


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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 15:41:02 -0400
From: Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Readings-2
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F. Schuyler Mathews
FIELDBOOK OF WILD BIRDS AND THEIR MUSIC

We think there is a vast mediocrity of singers in Nature?s chorus and  
only occasionally a supreme soloist! It is scarcely so; the master  
singer, I fear is often so labeled without that wider acquaintance  
with the many talented singers which would cause to hesitate before  
we hang the card over his neck. I would, I must spend an hour or more  
in Steinway?s warerooms trying instruments before I pronounced  
Judgement on a particular one, and in some respects the choice would  
be partly a matter of taste. I wonder wether that delicate instrument  
in the throat of the Hermit Thrush differs so widely from the one  
made by the hand of man, that Great Designer succeeded in turning it  
out like a mere machine, not one whit different from others he had  
created! No! Never does Nature repeat herself; it is not one vast  
mediocre chorus, it is an endless variety of soloists whose voices,  
filled with tone-color, redundant in melody, replete with expression,  
and strong in individuality, make up the orchestra which performs  
every year the glad spring symphony. The Hermit is the great tone  
artist, the Red-eyed Vireo is the obligato accompanist, the Song  
Sparrow is the melodist, and the Partridge controls the drums. But  
every individual sings his own song.

Dennis Varza
Fairfield

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:26:47 -0400
From: Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
To: Robley Evans <rjeva at conncoll.edu>
Cc: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bird ID
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Have you considered a yellowish first year Eastern Phoebe?

Mark 

On Jul 31, 2011, at 2:18 PM, Robley Evans <rjeva at conncoll.edu> wrote:

> For the record: Bird I thought the other day was great crested flycatcher I
> now think is western kingbird.  Still eating dogwood berries.  No crest on
> smooth gray head.  Robley Evans North Stonington
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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:12:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kfinnan at aol.com
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bonaparte's Gulls Goshen
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Two adults flew over Woodridge Lake, yesterday afternoon.  They are  very 
uncommon, here.
 
Kevin Finnan
Goshen

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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 15:40:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Oshlick <john.oshlic at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] stratford stilt sandpiper
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The stilt sandpiper is still present at the access road pond

John Oshlick
Hamden



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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 21:08:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Fran Zygmont <fzygmont at charter.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] White Memorial
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Hoping something would drop from the t-storms this evening, found 15 
Great Blues scattered around Bantam Lake.  Also 2 Black-crowned Night 
Herons and 3 Green Herons at Cemetary Pond.

Yesterday at Little Pond, had a Great Egret and 2 Virginia Rails.

- Fran


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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:08:02 -0400
From: "Sarah Faulkner" <sffaulkner at comcast.net>
To: "CT Birding List" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Backyard very quiet
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My backyard, too, is surprisingly quiet.  There is the occasional chip of a chipping sparrow, but the only bird calls that are routine are the hummingbirds, who are yelling at each other and being territorial.  I saw a gorgeous rth male chase off an angry tufted titmouse this afternoon!  But I am still seeing birds -- they just aren't talking.  Backyard regulars:

Cardinals
Goldfinches
Purple finch
Chickadee
Ruby throated hummingbirds
Tufted titmice
Catbirds
chipping sparrows
Northern flicker
downy woodpeckers
hairy woodpeckers
Mourning doves
Chimney swifts (at twilight)
Grackles
Rock doves
and, of course, house sparrows (but not as many!)

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville


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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:17:13 -0400
From: Mark Aronson <markaronson at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Nighthawk
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>From Mark Aronson - 8/1 New Haven, Cottage at Whitney Avenue - NIGHTHAWK
calling at 9 PM.


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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 21:01:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: greg hanisek <ctgregh at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] July Lapland Longspur
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Here's a remarkable record, a summer first for Connecticut. Maggie Peretto sent me photos of a molting adult male Lapland Longspur she took on Sunday, July 24, at the mouth of the Connecticut River. The latest records for this species in the state are 2 from May listed in "Connecticut Birds" (Zeranski and Baptist). "Birds of Massachusetts" lists one June date and none for July. "Birds of New York State" lists nothing later than May. 
?
Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:54:46 +0000
From: paul cianfaglione <pcianfaglione at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Riverside Park Sewage Pond
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8/2 Hartford, Riverside Park Sewage Pond  -    4  adult  SNOWY EGRET,   7  SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. 
 
Paul Cianfaglione
Canton 		 	   		  

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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 13:08:56 +0000
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Subject: [CT Birds] Grey-headed Gull Coney isl K Mueller
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YES!!  Its Beautiful! Looking at now!

Keith Mueller
Tom Robben
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry



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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 08:40:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] July Lapland Longspur
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Greg,

Should it be looked at from the other direction?  Using Z&B's dates, 24 July is close to an even split between the latest (9 May, 76 days) and earliest (5 Oct, 73 days).

Roy

--- On Tue, 8/2/11, greg hanisek <ctgregh at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 12:01 AM
> Here's a remarkable record, a summer
> first for Connecticut. Maggie Peretto sent me photos of a
> molting adult male Lapland Longspur she took on Sunday, July
> 24, at the mouth of the Connecticut River. The latest
> records for this species in the state are 2 from May listed
> in "Connecticut Birds" (Zeranski and Baptist). "Birds of
> Massachusetts" lists one June date and none for July. "Birds
> of New York State" lists nothing later than May. 
> ?
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury




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