[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 1854, Issue 2

billrileyhere billrileyhere at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 24 21:55:00 EDT 2012


We have had a single resident catbird through the winter, such as it has been. Each time we saw him we thought it might be the last, anticipating a mortal winter storm. However, as recently as ten days ago he had survived and was appearing quite chipper, so with a little luck he will see another summer.  Bill Riley and Suzie Forster

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>   1. FOS Pine Warbler, Hamden (Arthur Shippee)
>   2. 3/24 Stratford (Lynn Jones)
>   3. Waterthrush and others on morning walk (bozclark at earthlink.net)
>   4. Two swans and more - Cheshire (Jim Kalach)
>   5. Question on robins (mcavallero1 at comcast.net)
>   6. South Glastonbury (mtdcon at comcast.net)
>   7. Re: Question on Robins (Paul Desjardins)
>   8. Fairfield;Osprey (Mike Warner)
>   9. from Massbirds RE: Humminngbird (martin swanhall)
>  10. 1 Osprey, Trolley Trail, Branford (lk06)
>  11. 250 Cedar Waxwings @ Hammo (Tim Antanaitis)
>  12. Assorted Reports (Roy Harvey)
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>Message: 1
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:39:49 -0400
>From: Arthur Shippee <ashippee at snet.net>
>To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>Subject: [CT Birds] FOS Pine Warbler, Hamden
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>On our suet in back, FOS Pine Warbler (M?, very bright), North Lake Dr., Hamden.
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>Flo:  flew off into RWA land
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>Message: 2
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:08:16 -0400
>From: Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com>
>To: CT Birding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>Subject: [CT Birds] 3/24 Stratford
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>Quick shore trip this morning.
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>Long Beach @10am
>around 5000 gulls feeding pretty far offshore among 3 fishing boats.  No
>scope means no ID's :-(
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>Railroad path 10:30-11:30
>Best birds include:
>Boat-tailed Grackles (several males 'singing')
>Swamp Sparrow
>Savannah Sparrow
>Killdeer (displaying)
>Tree Swallows (foy for me)
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>Short Beach @12 noon
>Great Egret in marsh on east side of park
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>Birdseye boatramp @12:30
>Still about 40 American Coot
>female hooded merganser
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>-- 
>Lynn A. Jones
>Museum Assistant
>Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
>New Haven, CT
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>Message: 3
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:19:46 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>From: bozclark at earthlink.net
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>Subject: [CT Birds] Waterthrush and others on morning walk
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>3/24 Darien, Sellecks/Dunlap Woods  
>Productive morning walk at Selleck's/Dunlap Woods in Darien, highlighted by waterthrush (assuming Louisiana Waterthrush because of the early arrival). One or two of them _ may have seen same one in two different locations.
>Also, eastern phoebe (many), great egret, wood ducks, red-shouldered hawk, both kinglets, hermit thrush, pine warbler, and many of the usual suspects.
>Happy birding all.
>Chris Bosak
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>Message: 4
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:31:44 -0400
>From: Jim Kalach <jkalach at sbcglobal.net>
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>Subject: [CT Birds] Two swans and more - Cheshire
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>Two swans flying just northeast of police station off route 10, likely headed for pond at Highland School.
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>At the feeders, male and female Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadees. Seeing larger groups of Grackles in early morning. 
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>Jim Kalach
>Cheshire
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>Message: 5
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:38:17 +0000
>From: mcavallero1 at comcast.net
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>Subject: [CT Birds] Question on robins
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>West hartford ct yard
>I have been watching a flock of robins go to town today in my backyard feeing on worms and some kind of grubs
>Some of the robins are very dark on their back with brilliant orange red breasts.  Others are very pale gray on their back and their breasts are more like a pale coral.  They are so light they almost look like northern wheatears!   
>My question is.    Are these pale robins the females. Or just the young from last year?   The differences are quite noticeable.  I am certainly enjoying watching them feed. Its amazing how they locate worms and grubs and most of the time they are spot on!
>Any info would be appreciated
>Mona cavallero
>West hartford ct
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>Message: 6
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:44:33 +0000 (UTC)
>From: mtdcon at comcast.net
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>Subject: [CT Birds] South Glastonbury
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>Wangunk Meadow, Glastonbury side?-- male and female bluebird, 4 wood ducks (roosting in large sycamore in the middle 
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>of the meadow), about 30 turkeys in field on Old Maid's Lane on the way there, including 2 toms . 
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>Jean, East Hartford 
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>Message: 7
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:22:44 -0400
>From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
>To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Question on Robins
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>Mona, the paler robins you are seeing are the females. Some females are paler than others and can really look washed out.
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>Message: 8
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:34:14 -0400
>From: Mike Warner <mjwarner at optonline.net>
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>Subject: [CT Birds] Fairfield;Osprey
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>3/24/12  4:35 pm  Fairfield - Ash Creek Open Space - 2 Osprey
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>     Two Osprey were standing in the nest box closest to the tidal inlet.  Also, a flock of 60 Fish Crows flew south to the beach, turned left (east) and began to lose altitude.  Not certain if I have ever heard of a Fish Crow roost.
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>Mike Warner
>Wilton, CT.
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>Message: 9
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:42:44 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>From: martin swanhall <mswanhall at earthlink.net>
>To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>Subject: [CT Birds] from Massbirds RE: Humminngbird
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>Massbird,
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>As a follow-up to my rather skeptical hummingbird post, here is an idea for an experiment that we -- as a connected community of a large number of bird-lovers -- could conduct right now. Let's try to find an early hummingbird!
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>If you have a hummingbird feeder, clean it, fill it up (1:4 ratio of water to sugar), and put it out in your yard. If you don't have a feeder, they are only $15 or so. Let's see what happens. Maybe nothing will visit it until 25 April, when we expect hummingbirds back. But maybe we will help to document a movement that the hummingbird map website folks already know about. If you get one, please do try to document it with a photo or at least a description of what field marks you saw.
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>One thing that is true of hummingbirds, is that they can occur pretty widely without being seen, unless there is a feeder to attract them. The rather recent (last 25 years) discovery that western hummingbirds are regular in the East in October and November is due almost exclusively to people having late-blooming flowers and leaving feeders out late. Without those two behaviors, we would have no concept of how regular Rufous, Calliope, Black-chinned, and Allen's Hummingbirds reach the East (very rarely, but still more regularly than anyone suspected 30 years ago!).
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>So, in this early spring, why not put your feeder out now and try to prove Marshall wrong! 
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>Best,
>
>Marshall Iliff
>eBird Project Leader
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>PS - Among the private responses to my post was this from Craig Taylor, our eBird reviewer in Illinois. 
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>Message: 10
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:11:17 -0700 (PDT)
>From: lk06 <lk06 at yahoo.com>
>To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>Subject: [CT Birds] 1 Osprey, Trolley Trail, Branford
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>1 Osprey on the platform near Tilcon's dock at 6 pm, 3/24. Spicebush in flower. 
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>--Lane
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>Message: 11
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:01:13 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Tim Antanaitis <timant123 at yahoo.com>
>To: BIRDS <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>Subject: [CT Birds] 250 Cedar Waxwings @ Hammo
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>At 3:50 in the tree tops on the entrance road, I counted 230 Cedar Waxwings
>and there were definitely more blocked by the cedars.
>2 Killdeer at the middle beach pool.
>1 Killdeer, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, and 2 Dunlin in the Meigs Point parking lot pool.
>15 Sanderlings and a Dunlin on the jetty.
>50 Dunlin, 7 Ruddy Turnstones, 3 Black-bellied Plovers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs,
>a Surf Scoter, 2 Common Loons, and 7 Red-breasted Mergansersat at the end of Moraine Trail.
>Dead on Willard's Island.
>?
>Tim Antanaitis
>Middletown
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>Message: 12
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 18:34:29 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
>To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>Subject: [CT Birds] Assorted Reports
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>Passing these along.
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> From Ted Gilman:
>3/23/ 2012 ? Greenwich, Audubon Center and 2 other sites in town? PINE WARBLER singing
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> From Annie & Mike Perko with Janet Weisner, Colchester,CT
>Pine Warblers several heard and one seen at Chatfield Hollow
>St.Pk. around 9:30A.M. near boardwalk area in Pines.
>2 ? Pectoral Sandpipers with single yellow legs in Pond with big
>rock near Meigs Pt. around 11. at Hammo. St. Pk.
>Snowy Egret with Great egret at Rocky Neck St. Pk. around
>1:00
>6 Northern Shovelers in Pond on Right as you drive up to
>Harkness Memorial St. Pk. 3 Oyster catchers on ocean side
>on rocks, One near flags, 2 further down beach on other rocks
>around 3:30 P.M.
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>Roy Harvey
>Beacon Falls, CT
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