[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 1853, Issue 1

Eileen Becker-Dunn eileenbd at me.com
Fri Mar 23 10:47:34 EDT 2012


8 ravens flying over Bishop and Orange Street new haven. Very cool.
Eileen Becker-Dunn

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>   1. Herpetological Strangeness (Robert Bitondi)
>   2. Woodcocks . . .3/21/12 (Larson Eric)
>   3. Re: Woodcocks . . .3/21/12 (David F Provencher)
>   4. East Rock Park Hamden section (Paul Desjardins)
>   5. Repost Herpetological Strangeness (Robert Bitondi)
>   6. West River Festival, New Haven July 14 (Sandra Cox)
>   7. Early birds? (Parrot)
>   8. FOS Great Egret, Lake Whitney, Hamden (Arthur Shippee)
>   9. FOY DC Cormorants adults (Boletebill)
>  10. Portland (Hank Golet)
>  11. Mid-March birding highlights    Keith Mueller (kmueller at ntplx.net)
>  12. Wilson's Snipe @ Hammo (Gina)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:11:24 -0400
> From: Robert Bitondi <rjbitondi at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Herpetological Strangeness
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> This isn't bird related but I'm hoping that someone knowledgeable about
> amphibians can take a look at this photo and perhaps comment offline.
> 
> Frogs<https://picasaweb.google.com/103127148510151309563/AmphibiansReptiles#5722780812634944418>
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> I saw this amorous couple "embracing" yesterday and thought it odd, but
> today they're at it again (assuming it's the same pair).  When my wife
> looked at the photo she observed that the timing of the normal seasonal
> appearance of Wood Frogs and Green Frogs in our pond is such that they
> rarely cross paths, this year being phenomenally different, so they may be
> biologically as well as seasonally confused.  Or, on the other hand, love
> knows no bounds!
> 
> Bob
> Pomfret
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:14:03 -0400
> From: Larson Eric <eric_r_larson at hotmail.com>
> To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcocks . . .3/21/12
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> Third night in a row, stealthily walking around Haley farm, searching for peenting woodcocks.  
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> Started off rambling through the fields along the eastern trail at sunset, then into the woods at the end of the trail and back again to the parking lot.  Then another loop. A boatload of robins roosted in the trees and then foraged in the fields, but no woodcocks.   Sunset, evening, but no woodcocks.  
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> Eric Larson
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:33:36 -0400
> From: David F Provencher <david.f.provencher at dom.com>
> To: Larson Eric <eric_r_larson at hotmail.com>,
>    "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org"    <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Woodcocks . . .3/21/12
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> Eric,
> 
> Stealth really isn't all that necessary when they are displaying. You can hear them "peenting" a long way off, and when they are airborne you can move rapidly to the area they are using on the ground. Once there, all you have to do is remain still. I have regularly had them land within 25 feet of me using this method (and once within 6 feet). However, Haley Farm is likely only a good place for birds that have just arrived that day/night. Those birds will likely move on quickly from there alas. I have seen double digit numbers of displaying newly arrived Woodcock at coastal locations where they certainly would not stay. I would suggest checking inland fields, large powerline cuts, or open disturbed areas around woodlands since many birds are now back and on territory. They are also at Barn Island WMA in Stonington around the last impoundment and the fields along the northeast border of the WMA. I would think that Haley Farm sees so much human and dog (and cat and coyote and fisher and
> maybe even bobcat) traffic that it would be tough place for Woodcock to stay and raise youg'uns. 
> 
> Dave
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:48:25 -0400
> From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] East Rock Park Hamden section
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> This afternoon Black Vulture. Also, at Wharton Brook State Park Wallingford 2 big Snapping Turtles.
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:06:24 -0400
> From: Robert Bitondi <rjbitondi at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Repost Herpetological Strangeness
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> Here is the link for the frog photo, unhypertexted.  Sorry it didn't go
> through the first time.
> 
> https://picasaweb.google.com/103127148510151309563/AmphibiansReptiles#5722780812634944418
> 
> Bob
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> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:19:25 -0400
> From: Sandra Cox <sandrakayaker40 at sbcglobal.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Cc: sandra cox <sandrakayaker40 at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] West River Festival, New Haven July 14
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> 
>  As a fairly new birding member of
>  this site, I understand I can post the
>  following message- We on the
>  planning committee for the West R.
>  Festival are searching for 2-3 people
>  to lead birding trips on the edge of
>  Edgewater Park in New Haven from 1-4 in the afternoon on Sat July 14
>  Other activities scheduled are canoe
>  trips, various booths representing
>  river life/demonstrations and we hope several nature centers. In the
> morning we will do river and land cleanups. Last year I kayaked this  
> river for the first time and in 3 1/2 miles saw more birds than anywhere
> I have paddled in 10 years . I hope this will whet some of your  
> interests and I will hear back from you. Thanks
> and come join us for a fun day
> 
> Sandra / Woodbury
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> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:37:43 -0400
> From: Parrot <sisserou at charter.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Early birds?
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> Crocus and daffodils peaking in the northeast highlands!  Coltsfoot in flower, Skunk cabbage is leafing our.  Storrs Pinks are peaking.  So my bet is this - by May 1 we will witness full leaf out making it nearly impossible to see the usual spring migrations - unless they decide to arrive early.
> 
> Ron, Ashford
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> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:08:05 -0400
> From: Arthur Shippee <ashippee at snet.net>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] FOS Great Egret, Lake Whitney, Hamden
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> FOS (for me) Great Egret, Web Brook cove, Lake Whitney, Waite @ Whitney, Hamden.
> 
> Also a Great B-B Gull, which strikes me (perhaps wrongly) as late for Lake Whitney.  They are often around in the winter, but not much in the summer.
> 
> And a Mourning Cloak near home.
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> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:12:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Boletebill <boletebill at yahoo.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] FOY DC Cormorants adults
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> Essex: 3 adult DC Cormorant, 1 juv DC Cormorant.
> ?
> Bill Yule
> PS off topic" American toads singing today and yesterday.
> ?
> "For those who hunger after the earthly excrescences called mushrooms."
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> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:39:18 -0400
> From: "Hank Golet" <htg1523 at att.net>
> To: "CTBIRDS" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Portland
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>> From Hank Golet
> 3/22, Portland Fairgrounds off Rt 17-A in Portland, 15 WILSON'S SNIPE
> 
> Also went to nearby Wangunk Meadow to see the Great 
> Blue Heron rookery of over 100 active nests.
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> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 23:59:25 -0400
> From: kmueller at ntplx.net
> To: CTBIRDS <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Mid-March birding highlights    Keith Mueller
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> I have finally completed my March birding reports, and I am finally  
> caught up to date. For the reports with many images, see:  
> http://coastalbirds2.blogspot.com/
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> I hope you enjoy it!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Keith Mueller
> Killingworth
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> Message: 12
> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:25:00 -0400
> From: Gina <sunrisebirding at aol.com>
> To: CtBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Snipe @ Hammo
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> This morning 4 in the little pond next to the road into the Middle Beach parking lot (near the rotary).
> 
> Gina Nichol
> Sunrise Birding, LLC
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