[CT Birds] Help, 9 Ducklings in my bathtub....

Sheril Frano sfrano at att.net
Sun Jun 10 14:07:29 EDT 2012


Dear Bird List,

Can anyone help us. A neighbor just brought us 9 ducklings that fell out of
a tree in front of our house (suburban Hamden). A cat raided a squirrel nest
apparently and caused havoc. Mum is nowhere to be found. There is nowhere
safe to leave them to be reunited - if she is around- due to the road and
cats that live here. The only waterway is a few streets away behind the CVS
and BB&Beyond that we know of, and a small pond another few blocks away.
They aren't old enough to have their water coating from what we can see
(bearing in mind we're birdwatchers, not duckwatchers)

Coincidentally, a dead duck (small, but seemed mature) was retrieved from my
neighbors chimney last weekend, a pair of ducks (only sighting showed brown
ducks) and approx. 2 mths ago, a larger duck, brown, very speckled, much
larger than deceased duck was seen in the same tree (giant sugar maple)
once.

We have called various local nature centers and we have photographed the
ducklings for scale, but essentially, we're calling, calling, calling and
nothing tangible is happening. They're too young to survive alone and we
have no clue what to do apart from Google Duckling retrieval 101, meanwhile,
they're in our bathtub, yelling for rescue and at least being smart enough
to huddle together for warmth. I can send a photo if anyone is interested. 

If anyone can help take the ducklings or tell us what do do, we'd be
grateful. We work all day and can't abandon them!

Thanks,
Sheril Frano

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Stratford & Westport - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,	PIPING
      PLOVER, LEAST TERN (Michael Richardson)
   2. ID Help (Michael Richardson)
   3. Milford Pt White-rumps (Nick Bonomo)
   4. Re: ID Help (Michael Richardson)
   5. Hamden: Orchard Oriole Web Brook meadow (Roy Harvey)
   6. Hartford bird count, 6/9+10 (Jonah Cohen)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 21:37:02 -0400
From: Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
To: "'Anthony Zemba'" <Anthony.Zemba at gza.com>
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford & Westport - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT
	HERON,	PIPING PLOVER, LEAST TERN
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Thanks Anthony.  Sorry for the mis-ID.


Michael Richardson


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Zemba [mailto:Anthony.Zemba at gza.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 9:32 PM
To: 'michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com'
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford & Westport - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,
PIPING PLOVER, LEAST TERN

Yep
Looks like a scraggly looking  house finch to me AZ


----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Richardson [mailto:michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 09:29 PM
To: Anthony Zemba
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: RE: [CT Birds] Stratford & Westport - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,
PIPING PLOVER, LEAST TERN

I could be mistaken.  Maybe it's just a scraggly looking house finch.  Here
is the photo:

http://flic.kr/p/bVEKY4


Michael Richardson


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Zemba [mailto:Anthony.Zemba at gza.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 9:21 PM
To: 'michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com'
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford & Westport - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,
PIPING PLOVER, LEAST TERN

Pine Grosbeaks? Better check your ID on that one Michael



----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Richardson [mailto:michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 09:16 PM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford & Westport - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,
PIPING PLOVER, LEAST TERN

6/9/12 - Stratford, Long Beach - Many PIPING PLOVERs and LEAST TERNs,
including piping plover chicks, nesting near the shore.  Much of the beach
is fenced off to provide protection for their nesting areas.  A pair of
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONs in the marshes before the entrance.  A pair of
WILLETs feeding in the bay.

Stratford, Short Beach - EASTERN KINGBIRD near the golf course.

Stratford, residential area near the light house, 2 PINE GROSBEAKs flying
around near the road.

Westport, Sherwood Island State Park - 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS near the
west beach.  6 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS on the east beach.  Also 2 striped
skunks (sadly no Great Horned Owls seen).





Michael Richardson

Norwalk, CT

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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:06:34 -0400
From: Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] ID Help
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Looking for some ID help on this photo:

 

http://flic.kr/p/bVFbo2

 

Taken today at Long Beach in Stratford.  I looked thru my guides and online,
but just couldn't come up with a match. 

 

Thanks,

 

Michael Richardson

Norwalk, CT

http://www.connecticutwilderness.com <http://www.connecticutwilderness.com/>


 



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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:20:00 -0400
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Pt White-rumps
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>From Nick Bonomo:
6/9 - Milford, Milford Pt -- 15 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS among 150
Semipalmated Sandpipers at high tide in the afternoon. Also 60 Common Terns
foraging at the mouth of the Housatonic River.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com



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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:29:11 -0400
From: Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
To: "'Arthur Shippee'" <ashippee at snet.net>
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] ID Help
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That seems to be the consensus.  Thanks!


Michael Richardson
Norwalk, CT 06851
http://www.connecticutwilderness.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Shippee [mailto:ashippee at snet.net]
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 10:24 PM
To: Michael Richardson
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] ID Help

Immature starling, I think.

(I have missed starlings before, as odd as it sounds.)

On Jun 9, 2012, at 10:06 PM, Michael Richardson
<michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Looking for some ID help on this photo:
> 
> 
> 
> http://flic.kr/p/bVFbo2
> 
> 
> 
> Taken today at Long Beach in Stratford.  I looked thru my guides and 
> online, but just couldn't come up with a match.
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> 
> 
> Michael Richardson
> 
> Norwalk, CT
> 
> http://www.connecticutwilderness.com
> <http://www.connecticutwilderness.com/>
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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 20:58:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden: Orchard Oriole Web Brook meadow
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Passing this along.


 From Arthur Shippee:
Some later-day birds, to add to the NHBC Summer Bird Count.  (Our group had
a great view of a bathing Orchard Oriole just beyond the covered bridge,
East Rock Park, N.H.)
6/9/12 - Hamden, Gordon Rd., near Lake Whitney - Orchard Oriole (singing on
top of willow, ca. 20 posts in from Waite St.)  RWA property


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 11:08:03 -0400
From: Jonah Cohen <jonahc at cox.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford bird count, 6/9+10
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Nothing super-duper special during the summer count led by Jay Kaplan, but a
few nice finds.

6/9 - at the Hartford Landfill, Jay located a grasshopper sparrow. We also
found several orchard orioles, bank swallow, willow flycatcher (and a ton of
savannah sparrow). At the pond near the RR tracks in riverside park, a green
heron.

6/10 - this morning was quieter, but a cedar hill cemetery, we did locate a
pair of juvenile peregrine falcons.

Jonah Cohen
Newington



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