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Kevin Jensen ktjensen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 20:30:16 EDT 2011


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>   1. In regards to hurricanes and sea birds. (Carrier Graphics)
>   2. Re: Baird's Sandpiper at Cabela's - East Hartford (David Coutu)
>   3. Cabela's Pond (paul cianfaglione)
>   4. Milford Point this morning (charles barnard jr)
>   5. Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival - CANCELLED (Mardi Dickinson)
>   6. Small patches of habitat (Paul Desjardins)
>   7. Hurricane Irene bird-reports aggregated (Thomas Robben)
>   8. mini-habitats (mhmoorep at aol.com)
>   9. Cockenoe Island Westport (lpflynn at optonline.net)
>  10. Sunrise Birding weekend walk moved to Saturday
>      (streatham2003 at aol.com)
>  11. Solitary Sandpiper (Marty Swanhall)
>  12. Peregrine Falcons at Riverside Park ? (Randy Given)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:58:28 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] In regards to hurricanes and sea birds.
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> In regards to hurricanes and sea birds. 
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> Many years ago, we sat under a motels' 2nd floor walkway after vacating our 
> campsite in Wellfleet Cape Cod and watched a hurricane pass through there verses 
> evacuating. The winds built, and we observed the following....
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> While we observed several large trees and branches blow down, the most 
> interesting sightings were the birds. Most birds seemed to get through the high 
> winds by flying in them. Mostly gulls and terns, though some Swallows were seen 
> as well. They all did very well using this tactic. And when the winds were 
> extremely strong, many gulls and terns were observed flapping into the head wind 
> while progressing backwards! It did not seem to matter, for they were safer in 
> the air vs being on the ground for sure. 
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> After the storm's extremely high winds and rain passed through, we quickly 
> visited the shore cliffs at Trurro. here the winds were still strong, though the 
> rains had passed. Many gulls and terns had landed on the beach below the cliff 
> getting out of the high west winds blowing from land, creating enormous white 
> caped waves off shore.
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> Of interest were the many land birds who it seemed were blown out to sea from 
> the hurricane, and were now attempting to reach land once again. Many were 
> Swallows but I remember seeing with bins, some warbler type birds and Sparrows 
> trying to reach land, but not getting much help from the strong off land winds. 
> To me it seemed, land birds were the ones getting the worst of it vs the sea 
> birds, who flew stronger into the high winds while land birds did not. After 
> spending an hour there, we saw not one land bird reach land, while sea birds 
> were enjoying the rest below, or flying along the beach as they usually do.
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> Paul Carrier et al       
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:05:44 -0700 (PDT)
> From: David Coutu <djc225lbt at att.net>
> To: cimbaro at att.net, ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Baird's Sandpiper at Cabela's - East Hartford
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> Baird's Sandpiper continues behind Cabellas.?? 11:00AM?? Allowed close 
> approach.?? David Coutu
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> From: "cimbaro at att.net" <cimbaro at att.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Sent: Thu, August 25, 2011 1:50:38 AM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Baird's Sandpiper at Cabela's - East Hartford
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> Baird's Sandpiper late this evening 8/24 at the pond behind Cabela's.? Also
> the following:
> Killdeer
> Lesser Yellowlegs 2
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
> Least Sandpiper 3
> 
> Dan Cimbaro
> Colchester
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:19:30 +0000
> From: paul cianfaglione <pcianfaglione at hotmail.com>
> To: Ctbirds Ctbirdslists <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Cabela's Pond
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> 8/25 East Hartford, Cabela's Pond  -  1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER...... plus 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER that has an injured right wing. 
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> Paul Cianfaglione
> Canton
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:32:17 -0400
> From: charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point this morning
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> This morning between 8:30 and 10:30, at the high tide, I birded Milford
> Point (the LIS side) mostly with Nick Bonomo, but also Dennis Varza and
> Charles Hills for a little while.   Here are my numbers of the more uncommon
> species, which may vary from those of Nick and others.: Black Tern (3),
> Forster's Tern (3), Black Skimmer (4),  Red Knot (8), Stilt Sandpiper (1).
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> More common species included about  450 Common Terns, 1 Least Tern, 35
> Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover (110),  Semipalmated Plover
> (150), Sanderling (80), Semipalmated Sandpiper (400), Ruddy Turnstone (2),
> American Oystercatcher (2) and Lesser Yellowlegs (1) There were also 2
> Peregrine Falcons present.
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> Nick was still birding when I left, so maybe he will expand this list
> later.
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:41:56 -0400
> From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d at gmail.com>
> To: CT Birds  Birds List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival - CANCELLED
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> Birders et al,
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> I wanted to pass this note along from Lloyd Spitalnik who sent this to the NYList. For those who may have been
> going from CT.
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> Cheers,
> Mardi Dickinson
> Email: mardi1d at gmail.com
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/MardiWD
> Blog: http://kymry.wordpress.com/
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> Hi Everyone,
> Because of extremely high water levels at Jamaica Bay and more rain coming we?ve decided to cancel the festival 
> his Saturday the 27th. We all feel bad about it but we always want to give you the best experience. This year there 
> were just too m any bstacles including 8? of rain in a 24 hour period and an impending hurricane on the way. Sorry
> if this ruins anybody?s plans. It was a difficult decision by all the organizers. See you there next year.
> Batten down the hatches and stay safe during the coming storm. 
> 
> All our best,
> Don Riepe
> Kevin Karlson
> NPS
> NYC Audubon
> Lloyd
> Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
> www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com
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> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:02:14 -0400
> From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Small patches of habitat
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> Yesterday while  Paul Wolter and i were in the parking lot of Northwest Park in Windsor we found 2 Least sandpipers
> near a very small puddle of water. We thought how interesting that they discovered such a small amount of water.
> i know that shorebirds are known to migrate at high altitudes so if they saw this water from high up and just dropped
> down this is truly amazing how they spotted it!
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> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:02:02 -0400
> From: Thomas Robben <robben99 at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Cc: "P.A. BUCKLEY" <pab387 at cox.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hurricane Irene bird-reports aggregated
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> Encouraged by a few friends, we are starting a temporary web site for just
> one week, to track the increasingly DANGEROUS hurricane Irene and all the
> related bird reports, from Florida up to maritime Canada. Not sure how
> useful this will be, but we will give it a try. Hopefully we will have lots
> of "hurricane birds" and this site will provide one convenient centralized
> picture of all those hurricane-bird-reports along this thousand miles of
> coastline, and nearby. If there aren't any hurricane birds, there wont be
> much to report. We will get our data by manually checking every one of the
> twenty bird listserv sites along the East Coast, every day for one week, and
> add relevant references and links into our one site...
> http://hurricaneirene2011.blogspot.com/
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> More importantly, hopefully Irene will not hurt anyone. Be careful, this is
> starting to look like a very dangerous storm, with forecast of a possible
> deadly storm surge hitting the East Coast, including New England....
> http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1899
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> Tom Robben
> Glastonbury CT
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> Message: 8
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:16:54 -0400 (EDT)
> From: mhmoorep at aol.com
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] mini-habitats
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> I suspect many of have shared Paul's amazement at what can show up in mini-habitats. I was at the Wallingford Super Stop & Shop a few years ago after a heavy morning shower, and the busy parking lot held 70 or 80 peeps exploring the puddles.
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> Marty Moore
> Wallingford
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> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:30:15 +0000 (GMT)
> From: lpflynn at optonline.net
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Cockenoe Island Westport
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> For the past three years I have followed AMERICAN 
> OYSTERCATCHERS staging this time of year on the Norwalk Islands, in all of those years Crow Island was the place for this gathering, with numbers as high a 63. Today there was only 1. 
> This year the birds are not assembling on Crow Island but rather on 
> Cockenoe Island, Tina Green has been spotting this group from the mainland shore for about a week. I checked each island today by boat to confirm that they in fact did move. 
> Also on 
> Cockenoe Island were 3 juv BLACK SKIMMERS, 1 FORSTER'S TERN along with 120 COMMON TERNS, mostly young still being fed by adults. 
> Larry Flynn
> Norwalk Islands, Fairfield, US-CT
> Aug 25, 2011 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     52 
> amoy were on cockenoe
> 16 species
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> Double-crested Cormorant  100
> Great Egret  5
> Snowy Egret  2
> Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
> Osprey  7
> Black-bellied Plover  6
> Semipalmated Plover  25
> American Oystercatcher  53     52 staging on cockenoe island, 1 on crow island
> Ruddy Turnstone  30
> Laughing Gull  40
> Herring Gull  60
> Great Black-backed Gull  40
> Least Tern  1
> Common Tern  120
> Forster's Tern  1
> Black Skimmer  3
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> This report was generated automatically by eBird v2 (http://ebird.org)
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> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:38:45 -0400 (EDT)
> From: streatham2003 at aol.com
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Sunrise Birding weekend walk moved to Saturday
> Message-ID: <8CE31868066E121-22F8-7EF5D at webmail-m028.sysops.aol.com>
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> Hi All,
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> I just wanted to let people know that the Sunrise Birding walk for this Sunday has been moved to the Saturday. Last time a couple of people just showed up without booking, so although unlikely that anyone might try to do so this on this particular Sunday I thought I best just send out a warning in case. I guess if I were really hardcore I'd keep the walk on the Sunday - could be interesting ;)
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> Just a quick view on the hurricane. Although at this current time safety rather than birds is a priority, I thought it worth mentioning that even if you don't live near the coast this kind of weather can still bring interesting birds. During one of the more recent tropical storms (which actually turned into something of a damp squib) I was rather thrilled to discover a couple of Semi-P Plovers at Allen's Meadows in Wilton for the patch list. Inland reservoirs and open spaces like ballfields can certainly turn up something relatively exciting. I'm sure people will post more on possibilities anon. Personally I'll be keeping my eyes open for something interesting over the hawkwatch on the Monday and hoping we keep power and don't lose too many trees.
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> Luke Tiller, Greenwich
> www.underclearskies.com
> www.sunrisebirding.com
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> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:51:40 -0400
> From: "Marty Swanhall" <mswanhall at earthlink.net>
> To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Solitary Sandpiper
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> Saw a  solitary Sandpiper and Great Blue Heron in wetlands on South Pomperaug Road in Woodbury on my way home from work today.
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> Marty in Woodbury
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> Message: 12
> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:47:17 -0400
> From: Randy Given <givenrandy at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Peregrine Falcons at Riverside Park ?
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> I've seen several postings about Peregrine Falcons at Riverside Park,
> but I haven't seen any myself. Granted, they're not that common. Were
> they seen there or were they seen flying over Hartford from there?
> 
> Randy Given
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