[CT Birds] O/T Central Park Effect documentary on HBO

Sheril Frano sfrano at att.net
Tue Jul 17 18:55:56 EDT 2012


A big "Thank you" to the member who posted the original link and reminder,
or I would have missed it and not set the DVR. That was such a good show, I
love to hear others articulate why they're into birding. I think I had a
smile on my face the whole way through, especially listening to the young
girl explain why she was into birds. Just waiting for the fall and spring to
come back around and torn when it means I say goodbye to "my" hummingbirds.
Thanks again, OP!

Sheril
Hamden

PS) for those who helped me with the wood ducklings, I have reliable
information that they were released carefully at Fort Nathan Hale!

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Today's Topics:

   1. OT:  Central Park Effect (martin swanhall)
   2. Stilt Sandpiper continues 7/17 (Frank Mantlik)
   3. Re: Barn Island - BB Cuckoo (David F Provencher)
   4. Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip (Mike Windsor)
   5. Re: Mosquitos (Michael Richardson)
   6. Re: Mosquitos (Michael Richardson)
   7. Osprey nest hit by lightning (Gary Witte)
   8. Woodbury Summer Tanager (Roy Harvey)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:37:07 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: martin swanhall <mswanhall at earthlink.net>
To: "JerseyBirds at Princeton.EDU" <JerseyBirds at Princeton.EDU>,
	"nysbirds-l at cornell.edu" <nysbirds-l at cornell.edu>, 	CT Birds
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Subject: [CT Birds] OT:  Central Park Effect
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What a great show HBO had last about birding in Central Park - I can't wait
until fall migration arrives to spend a day there.

Marty in Woodbury (CT)





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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:49:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stilt Sandpiper continues 7/17
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>From Frank Mantlik,
7/17, Stratford, Access Rd. Pond - adult STILT SANDPIPER continues; seen
9:15am and again at 12:35pm.

Sent from my iPod

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:18:05 -0400
From: David F Provencher <david.f.provencher at dom.com>
To: Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com>,
	"ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org"	<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barn Island - BB Cuckoo
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Glenn I know what you mean about the bugs! The species of mosquito flying at
Barn Island is a sizable and hardy one to be sure. Repellant, specifically
DEET, works by confusing the senses of mosquitoes. As you know mosquitoes
(well the females) sense us by detecting the CO2 we emit. Supposedly when
they get close to a person wearing DEET, they are unable to sense where to
land and bite. So they swarm around the CO2 cloud and keep trying to sense a
feeding site. If you miss any part of your body with the repellant (and it
could be an area as small as penny), they WILL find it and nail you.
Green-heads and Deer Flies find their prey (again it is the females that
bite, though "slash" is a better description) mostly by sight, with CO2
detection playing a much smaller role. These odious little buggers are not
deterred in any appreciable way by DEET in my experience. Since they use
color contrast and movement to find targets, wearing clothes that
approximate the color of the environment you're in, and moving slowly, can
lower the amount of Deer Flies/Green Heads that find you. Also running as
fast as you can helps when you have been driven absolutely insane by these
winged curses, a tactic I have used (read as been driven to) on occasion. It
admittedly only works for a few precious moments, and has somewhat of a
deleterious effect on birding!

Dave  

David Provencher

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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:35:36 -0400
From: Mike Windsor <mwindsor at maineaudubon.org>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip
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Hello CT Birders,

Maine Audubon's annual Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip is on Sunday, September 30th.
Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, a rare great skua,
thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, razorbills,
common murres, five different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray
seals, and schools of tuna.

For more information, or to register online, please visit
http://maineaudubon.org/events/2012/bar-harbor-pelagic-trip/

Thanks,
Mike Windsor
Staff Naturalist & Adult Educator
Maine Audubon
20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105
(207) 781-2330 ext. 237


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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:55:23 -0400
From: Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
To: <david.f.provencher at dom.com>, <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com>,
	<ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mosquitos
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As a nature photographer, I spend a lot of time in the deep woods, trying to
keep the bugs off.  Standing still for even a moment to compose a shot can
be too long and cause many painful and itchy mosquito bites.  This time of
year can be especially bad.  In my opinion, hosing yourself down with bug
spray, including the stuff with 40% DEET, does very little to keep the
mosquitos off.  The solution that I have found that works is a combination
of tactics.

First off, don't wear any perfumes or deodorants before you go out.  They
can attract bugs.Wear leather boots and socks that go up the calf,
preferably wool.Blue jeans are usually fine for me, I don't get bitten on
the legs much anyway.  You can tuck them into your socks if it's really bad,
or as extra protection from ticks.
Wear a very thin, synthetic, lightweight long sleep shirt, such as:
http://bit.ly/Mrz2d6Douse yourself with 40% DEET bug spray at this time.
Cover the whole body, legs, arms, ears, back of neck, etc...The put on a Bug
Tamer jacket with face shield.  These are lightweight, breathable mesh
jackets that keep the bugs out:  http://bit.ly/NCaDogFinally, get very thin
pair of gloves: http://bit.ly/MhrgUX The end result is that you might look
like a hunter (or a terrorist as one lady called me) but you will be nearly
impervious to even the harshest mosquito environments.  The outfit is very
light weigh, very breathable and not overly hot, even in 90 degree weather.
It will also protect you from ticks and other insects.  Since most of the
outfit is camouflaged, it will protect you from green-heads and deer flies
as well.  Not to mention the added benefit of being stealthy in the woods
that can give you a better chance to see and photograph your targets. Not
the cheapest option by far, but worth it if you spend a lot of time outdoors
in the summer months.
My only other suggestion is to keep a change of clothes in the car, so you
can change into something more comfortable and less frightening after your
hike.

-Mike


> From: david.f.provencher at dom.com
> To: gswilliams9 at yahoo.com; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:18:05 -0400
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barn Island - BB Cuckoo
> 
> Glenn I know what you mean about the bugs! The species of mosquito flying
at Barn Island is a sizable and hardy one to be sure. Repellant,
specifically DEET, works by confusing the senses of mosquitoes. As you know
mosquitoes (well the females) sense us by detecting the CO2 we emit.
Supposedly when they get close to a person wearing DEET, they are unable to
sense where to land and bite. So they swarm around the CO2 cloud and keep
trying to sense a feeding site. If you miss any part of your body with the
repellant (and it could be an area as small as penny), they WILL find it and
nail you. Green-heads and Deer Flies find their prey (again it is the
females that bite, though "slash" is a better description) mostly by sight,
with CO2 detection playing a much smaller role. These odious little buggers
are not deterred in any appreciable way by DEET in my experience. Since they
use color contrast and movement to find targets, wearing clothes that
approximate the color of the environment you're in, and moving slowly, can
lower the amount of Deer Flies/Green Heads that find you. Also running as
fast as you can helps when you have been driven absolutely insane by these
winged curses, a tactic I have used (read as been driven to) on occasion. It
admittedly only works for a few precious moments, and has somewhat of a
deleterious effect on birding!
> 
> Dave
> 
> David Provencher
> 
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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:14:12 -0400
From: Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
To: <rmharvey at snet.net>, <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mosquitos
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Your email system seems to have merged the URL with the word next to it.  

Try:

Lightweight shirt:    http://bit.ly/Mrz2d6     
Bug Tamer Jacket:    http://bit.ly/NCaDog

-Mike


> Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:10:16 -0700
> From: rmharvey at snet.net
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mosquitos
> To: michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
> 
> Mike,
> 
> Great info, thanks!
> 
> Unfortunately two of the links (shirt, bug-tamer jacket) don't work for
me.  The only one that worked was the gloves.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
> 
> --- On Tue, 7/17/12, Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
wrote:
> 
> > From: Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mosquitos
> > To: david.f.provencher at dom.com, gswilliams9 at yahoo.com, 
> > ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> > Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 1:55 PM
> > 
> > As a nature photographer, I spend a lot of time in the deep woods, 
> > trying to keep the bugs off.  Standing still for even a moment to 
> > compose a shot can be too long and cause many painful and itchy 
> > mosquito bites.  This time of year can be especially bad.  In my 
> > opinion, hosing yourself down with bug spray, including the stuff 
> > with 40% DEET, does very little to keep the mosquitos off.  The 
> > solution that I have found that works is a combination of tactics.
> > 
> > First off, don't wear any perfumes or deodorants before you go out.  
> > They can attract bugs.Wear leather boots and socks that go up the 
> > calf, preferably wool.Blue jeans are usually fine for me, I don't 
> > get bitten on the legs much anyway.  You can tuck them into your 
> > socks if it's really bad, or as extra protection from ticks.
> > Wear a very thin, synthetic, lightweight long sleep shirt, such as: 
> > http://bit.ly/Mrz2d6Douse yourself with 40% DEET bug spray at this 
> > time.  Cover the whole body, legs, arms, ears, back of neck, 
> > etc...The put on a Bug Tamer jacket with face shield.  These are 
> > lightweight, breathable mesh jackets that keep the bugs out:  
> > http://bit.ly/NCaDogFinally, get very thin pair of
> > gloves: http://bit.ly/MhrgUX
> > The end result is that you might look like a hunter (or a terrorist 
> > as one lady called me) but you will be nearly impervious to even the 
> > harshest mosquito environments.
> > The outfit is very light weigh, very breathable and not overly hot, 
> > even in 90 degree weather.  It will also protect you from ticks and 
> > other insects.  Since most of the outfit is camouflaged, it will 
> > protect you from green-heads and deer flies as well.  Not to mention 
> > the added benefit of being stealthy in the woods that can give you a 
> > better chance to see and photograph your targets. Not the cheapest 
> > option by far, but worth it if you spend a lot of time outdoors in 
> > the summer months.
> > My only other suggestion is to keep a change of clothes in the car, 
> > so you can change into something more comfortable and less 
> > frightening after your hike.
> > 
> > -Mike
> > 
> > 
> > > From: david.f.provencher at dom.com
> > > To: gswilliams9 at yahoo.com;
> > ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> > > Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:18:05 -0400
> > > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barn Island - BB Cuckoo
> > > 
> > > Glenn I know what you mean about the bugs! The species
> > of mosquito flying at Barn Island is a sizable and hardy one to be 
> > sure. Repellant, specifically DEET, works by confusing the senses of 
> > mosquitoes. As you know mosquitoes (well the
> > females) sense us by detecting the CO2 we emit. Supposedly when they 
> > get close to a person wearing DEET, they are unable to sense where 
> > to land and bite. So they swarm around the CO2 cloud and keep trying 
> > to sense a feeding site. If you miss any part of your body with the 
> > repellant (and it could be an area as small as penny), they WILL 
> > find it and nail you. Green-heads and Deer Flies find their prey 
> > (again it is the females that bite, though "slash" is a better
> > description) mostly by sight, with CO2 detection playing a much 
> > smaller role. These odious little buggers are not deterred in any 
> > appreciable way by DEET in my experience.
> > Since they use color contrast and movement to find targets, wearing 
> > clothes that approximate the color of the environment you're in, and 
> > moving slowly, can lower the amount of Deer Flies/Green Heads that 
> > find you. Also running as fast as you can helps when you have been 
> > driven absolutely insane by these winged curses, a tactic I have 
> > used (read as been driven to) on occasion. It admittedly only works 
> > for a few precious moments, and has somewhat of a deleterious effect 
> > on birding!
> > > 
> > > Dave
> > > 
> > > David Provencher
> > > 
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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:18:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gary Witte <wirthwitte at att.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Osprey nest hit by lightning
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This spring, ospreys built a nest on a utility pole on the corner of Quirk
and Anderson Roads in Milford CT. UI had put insulation on the wires on each
side of the nest for protection, yet during the thunderstorm on Sunday
evening, lightning struck nearby and an electrical surge jumped to the nest
and ignited it. The mother bird was seen circling the nest but the two young
were incinerated. Photos and stories are on nhregister.com for 07/17/12 and
05/05/12... Sigh... Winie Wirth, Milford

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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:38:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Woodbury Summer Tanager
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Just got a call.  Sorry if I didn't get the directions right.


 From Russ Naylor:
07/17/12 - Woodbury -- adult female or immature Summer Tanager. S Pomperaug
Ave (intersection south of the Curtis House on Main St Rt 6), in the woods
as you turn off the main road.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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