[CT Birds] Error, sorry

Gregory Dowd xgregdowdx at mindspring.com
Mon May 21 16:11:21 EDT 2012


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>   1. Gray-cheeked Thrush (Jerry Connolly)
>   2. 5/19 - Fairfield 'Big Day' (Alex Burdo)
>   3. Blue birds (Robley Evans)
>   4. Lyme birds (Sailcarm)
>   5. Nehantic SF Lyme (David Provencher)
>   6. wind turbines and birds (zellene sandler)
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> Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 12:09:41 -0400
> From: Jerry Connolly <birdshop at sbcglobal.net>
> To: CTBird Report <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Gray-cheeked Thrush
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> From Jerry Connolly:
> 5/20 - East Rock Park -- GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH sp. near the foot bridge and path intersections
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> Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 13:21:56 -0400
> From: Alex Burdo <aburdo10 at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org, David Hursh <hurshbird at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CT Birds] 5/19 - Fairfield 'Big Day'
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> Dave Hursh and I conducted a non-formal eighteen-hour big day, restricted
> to the town of Fairfield. Our primary goal was to beat last year's record
> of 106 species over fifteen hours. Despite poor migration conditions the
> night before, we were nevertheless able to put together a total of 116
> species, crushing last year's total by 10 species! Several huge misses
> stood out, which always happens on big days, but several surprises also
> occurred, neutralizing the ugliest misses.
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> I'll throw up a long report of the big day effort in the coming days at
> this link: http://floridascrubjay.wordpress.com/
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> But for now, I'll keep to the highlights here:
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>> From Alex Burdo and Dave Hursh:
> 05/19/12 - Fairfield, Townwide 'Big Day' -- The highlights of our eighteen
> hour effort included 11+ White-winged Scoter, 1 Wild Turkey, 4 Common Loon,
> 1 Green Heron, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWK (possible breeder!!),
> many Clapper Rail, 10 shorebird species including 3 American Oystercatcher
> and 1 Dunlin, 1 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 3 Barred Owl, 1 Pileated Woodpecker
> (got Hairy too), 4+ Willow Flycatcher, 1 WHITE-EYED VIREO, 1 PURPLE MARTIN,
> 15+ CLIFF SWALLOW, 10+ MARSH WREN, 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5+ EASTERN
> BLUEBIRD, 3+ SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 3 BROWN THRASHER, 16 wood-warbler species
> including 1 Louisiana Waterthrush, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 Blackpoll
> Warbler, 3 CANADA WARBLER, 1 Field Sparrow, 10+ SALTMARSH SPARROW, 1
> SEASIDE SPARROW, 1 Swamp Sparrow, 4+ Indigo Bunting, 8+ ORCHARD ORIOLE
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> I'm sorry for all of the pluses on the numbers, but it was difficult
> keeping track of exact totals as we were moving about. I threw up a report
> on eBird as well, unfortunately with many X's.
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> Many thanks to Frank Mantlik, Scott Kruitbosch and especially Charlie
> Barnard for help with planning, gathering information, and scouting. Much
> of the days success was due in part to the help these guys provided!
> 
> Alex Burdo
> Fairfield
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> Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 16:17:44 -0400
> From: Robley Evans <rjeva at conncoll.edu>
> To: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Blue birds
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> I want to report on early recommendations for keeping sparrows out of
> bluebird houses by hanging fishing line or wire over the houses and
> entries.  I have five houses, one now replaced by a wren house on a pole
> where tree swalllows are now nesting.  I pinned the recommended hangings on
> the other four, three in the field, one nailed to my deck railing.  Of the
> three, male sparrows kept building nests in each but females will not
> enter, at least, not yet, and it is getting late in the mating season.  The
> males spend their day calling but uselessly.  The deck rail house has been
> occupied by both male and female sparrows, ignoring the lines.  This may be
> because they had begun nesting in the furled deck awning just above, until
> I tore the nest out.  In other words, they had established territorial
> rights in the immediate area.  So far bluebirds nesting in a fifth house
> rather removed from the other houses but still visible have not been
> bothered, as though it were the battle for empty houses that is the issue.
> Anything can happen, I know, and I was making a gamble, so will see.  At
> the moment, however, I have the impression that female sparrows avoid what
> may seem like traps, leaving the territorial males to carry on with empty
> nests and time on their hands, so to speak.  Anypme else noted a gender
> difference?
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> On another topic, has anyone noted cackling geese in our area?  I have no
> references for a pair of Canada geese obviously smaller than the usual that
> fought over the marsh with the big guys, who finally drove them away, with
> lots of shouting and splashing on both sides.  Anyone?  P.S.  Black-billed
> cuckoo today, heard, then seen.  And alone, as in the past.
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> Robley Evans   North Stonington
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 17:55:56 -0400
> From: Sailcarm <sailcarm at aol.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Lyme birds
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> I spent the afternoon birding several spots in Lyme.
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> Just the significant goodies:
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> White-eyed Vireo- Gungy Rd Powercut
> Yellow-throated Vireo - Powercut, Hartman Park, Grassy Hill Rd.
> E. Wood Pewee - Nehantic Forest
> Least Flycatcher - Gungy Rd. in between Powercut and Hartman entrance
> Worm-Eating Warbler - Hartman Park, Nehantic F
> Cerulean Warbler - Hartman 
> Prairie and Blue-winged Warblers - Powercut, Nehantic F
> Broad-winged Hawk - over Gungy Rd.  Perhaps same one I had there several days ago?
> Virginia Rail- Elys Ferry Rd.
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> Also had great looks at several Wood Thrushes and one Veery.
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> Carolyn Cimino
> Waterford
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 18:09:37 -0400
> From: "David Provencher" <davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Nehantic SF Lyme
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> Early morning hike produced no migrants.
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>> From Dave Provencher
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> 05-20-12 Nehantic State Forest Lyme Unit - Acadian Flycatcher (1), Hooded
> Warbler (5 singing males)
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> 05/20/12 Hartman Park Lyme, Cerulean Warbler (1) and Least Flycatcher (1)
> heard from Gungy Road as I drove past.
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> 
> Dave Provencher
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> Naturally New England
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 10:52:56 -0400
> From: "zellene sandler" <zellene at earthlink.net>
> To: "ctbirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] wind turbines and birds
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> My town is considering purchasing energy from a company that primarily uses
> wind energy. They have provided me with a few links that say that wind
> turbines killing birds is a myth. I don't believe this to be true. Do any
> of you know of a reliable source of information that shows the extent of
> bird kill by wind turbines...especially in the Northeast? 
> 
> Please email me directly. I can read your messages even if you get a note
> from my spamblocker. Thanks.
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> Zellene
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