[CT Birds] late hummers

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Sun Sep 16 14:58:51 EDT 2012


Observed a female ruby throat this PM very actively feeding on the orange  
and red zinnias today planted in the vegetable garden. Haven't seen them in 
the  big garden until today.
Jim and Mary Lyons, Glastonbury
 
 
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Today's  Topics:

1. Stratford Bobolinks (Roy  Harvey)
2. One more report (Roy Harvey)
3.  Hummers (Angeladimmitt at aol.com)
4. Re: Hummers (Paul  Koker)
5. Re: Hummers (Eleanor Linkkila)
6.  Hawk Flights (Neil Currie)
7. West Hartford Rt 44 Powerline  (Sara Zagorski)
8. Migrating passerines this morning  (Christopher Loscalzo)
9. Waterford - Hummers etc. (Patrick  Smith) (Patrick)
10. Kettle of Coopers Hawks, Kent CT (Belinda  Boone)
11. Greenwich Point Park - YB Chat, YB Fly etc  (streatham2003 at aol.com)


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Message:  1
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:25:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey  <rmharvey at snet.net>
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Subject: [CT  Birds] Stratford Bobolinks
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Passing this along.


>From Mike  Carretta:
09/15/12 - Stratford, Greenway -- 2 BOBOLINKS in the tall grass  between 
the trails


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls,  CT



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Message: 2
Date:  Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:31:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey  <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT  Birds] One more report
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Passing this along.


>From  David Schonfeld:
09/15/12 - West Hartford, MDC Reservoir complex - 2 adult  BALD EAGLES
soaring over Reservoir 5 at noon.


Roy  Harvey
Beacon Falls,  CT



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Message: 3
Date:  Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:40:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Angeladimmitt at aol.com
To:  ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummers
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9/15 - New Milford yard - one male and one female  ruby-throat today - the  
male goes to the feeder but the female  prefers flowers - Cuphea "David 
Verity"  (red tubes) and Salvia  "Coral Nymph" seem to be the favorites, 
also 
hosta still   flowering.

Angela  Dimmitt

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Date: Sun,  16 Sep 2012 07:24:52 -0400
From: "Paul Koker"  <pkoker2011 at charter.net>
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds]  Hummers
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Angela,
I've noticed a  similar pattern.  They seem to "work" the flowers more at 
the
end of  the season.  Just now (~ 7:15) had a female Ruby-throat  thoroughly
work through a fuchsia then go to a feeder.

Paul
New  Milford

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Subject: [CT Birds]  Hummers

9/15 - New Milford yard - one male and one female ruby-throat  today - the  
male goes to the feeder but the female prefers flowers -  Cuphea "David 
Verity"  (red tubes) and Salvia "Coral Nymph" seem to  be the favorites, 
also

hosta still  flowering.

Angela  Dimmitt
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Message:  5
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:03:07 -0400
From: "Eleanor Linkkila"  <elinkkila at charter.net>
To: "Paul Koker"  <pkoker2011 at charter.net>, <Angeladimmitt at aol.com>,
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds]  Hummers
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I have noticed my female hummers in plants much  more for the past few 
weeks 
but don't recall seeing that at the end of  past seasons.  I just saw a 
female now  and I saw my last male  hummer on the 2nd.  Last year I saw 
males 
until the 4th of September  and females until the 24th.

Eleanor  L.
Hampton


-----Original Message----- 
From: Paul  Koker
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:24 AM
To: Angeladimmitt at aol.com  ; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds]  Hummers

Angela,
I've noticed a similar pattern.  They seem to  "work" the flowers more at 
the
end of the season.  Just now (~ 7:15)  had a female Ruby-throat thoroughly
work through a fuchsia then go to a  feeder.

Paul
New Milford

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Angeladimmitt at aol.com
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012  10:40 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds]  Hummers

9/15 - New Milford yard - one male and one female ruby-throat  today - the
male goes to the feeder but the female prefers flowers - Cuphea  "David
Verity"  (red tubes) and Salvia "Coral Nymph" seem to be the  favorites, 
also

hosta still  flowering.

Angela  Dimmitt
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Message:  6
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 05:40:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Neil Currie  <nwcurrie23 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Hawk  Flights
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Hawks are on the move (migrating)?and  counts from some lookouts?are being? 
reported daily on  http://www.hawkcount.org/
Yesterday (Saturday) produced exciting counts at  all lookouts. Here are 
some of the totals (all hawks).
????Booth Hill?-  West Hartland??? -???? 275????
????Middle School - Torrington??? -?????  169?? 
????Johnycake Mountain - Burlington????? -?? 1040
????Chestnut  Hill -? Litchfield???? -??? 325
????Botsford Hill? -? Bridgewater?? -????  205
????Boothe Memorial Park -?275????
????Lighthouse Point - New Haven  - Report not in.
????Poquonock - Windsor Locks? -? No report  yet.
????Quaker Ridge - Greenwich?? -??? 3262???????? (The tip of the  funnel!).?
????With more on the way!
?
Neil  Currie????????

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Message:  7
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:13:56 -0400
From: Sara Zagorski  <penguinsz at sbcglobal.net>
To: Ctbirds  <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] West Hartford Rt 44  Powerline
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9/16 -  Brian Toal and I  had a mini-Bluff Pt experience this morning when 
a huge wave of birds came  down the powerline, so many of them moving so 
fast it was hard to get on them.  Amongst the usual species Philadelphia Vireo 
and Bay-breasted Warbler stood  out, and we had our first white-throated 
sparrows show up. Very exciting to  see so many birds at one time!

Sara  Zagorski
Wethersfield


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Message: 8
Date:  Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:16:32 -0400
From: Christopher Loscalzo  <closcalz at optonline.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject:  [CT Birds] Migrating passerines this morning
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9/16/12-Woodbridge, community  gardens-today is shaping up to be a good day
for migrants, as  expected.  We saw a total of 47 species of birds this
morning in our  local patch, with the highlights being 1 Philadelphia Vireo
(dark lores,  bright yellow throat), 11 warbler species, including
Blackburnian,  Blackpoll, Canada, and Prairie Warbler.  The most abundant
warbler was  Magnolia.  Also, 4 Lincoln's Sparrow, 1 Savannah Sparrow, and  
2
White-throated Sparrow.  Indigo Bunting, Eastern Wood Pewee,  Red-breasted
Nuthatch, and Ruby-throated Hummingbird were also  observed.



Chris Loscalzo, with Betsy Britt, Judy Moore, and  Marianne Vahey,

Woodbridge  



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Message: 9
Date: Sun,  16 Sep 2012 07:49:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick  <psmithct at sbcglobal.net>
To: when i see a bird  <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Waterford - Hummers  etc. (Patrick Smith)
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Still getting several hummers a day  passing through at my feeders & 
salvias (I fill my deck with them each  year just for the hummers.They prefer blue 
salvia guarantica to the reds,  believe it or not) ?I assume they are 
getting fat for a flight over the sound  to long Island? ?Or do they travel the 
coast? ?I don't know.

Beloved  catbirds skipped a few weeks ago.

Also lots of Goldfinch, some titmice,  chickadees, carolina wrens, blue 
jays. ?Haven't seen anything unusual this  migration, like the year of the 
vireos and warblers & redstarts two years  ago! ?I have my water feature pumping 
water all night hoping to  attract.

Patrick  Smith?
Waterford

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Message:  10
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:52:26 -0400
From: Belinda Boone  <belindareneeboone at yahoo.com>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org"  <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Kettle of Coopers  Hawks, Kent CT
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This morning at 10:10 am, I  spotted a kettle of 8 Cooper's Hawks circling 
in the air just east of Main  Street in Kent CT. They continued circling 
toward the east over a mountain  ridge. 

Temp: 61 deg. F
Precip: 0%
Humidity 70%
Wind: 0  mph


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Message:  11
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:53:31 -0400 (EDT)
From:  streatham2003 at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT  Birds] Greenwich Point Park - YB Chat, YB Fly etc
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Hi All,

Met with Joe Bear and  Shaun Martin at Greenwich Point (open to Greenwich 
residents only) this  morning and then ran into Cynthia Ehlinger. Incredibly 
birdy in general. Best  birds were the Chat a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and 
Wilson's Wabler. Joe was  up to 12 species of warbler even before Shaun and 
I arrived including a Cape  May. Back up at the watch now so Joe may turn 
some stuff up before he leaves.  At least a dozen Swainson's Thrushes and 
large numbers of RB Nuts.  

Apparently a decent lift off at the watch this morning but not as  
spectacular as last nights drop-in. Should still be a decent day - we'll  see.

Luke Tiller,  Greenwich


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