[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2089, Issue 3

Florence McBride fmcb_warbler at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 14 20:09:26 EST 2012


11/14 from F. McBride, Hamden - minor correction of my earlier post today, to keep the record straight:  didn't see the Great Blue today, just Monday.  (though of course it could well have been there today, as we only looked at a small section of the lake).

On Nov 14, 2012, at 5:49 PM, ctbirds-request at lists.ctbirding.org wrote:

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>   1. Fwd: PINE GROSBEAK Farmington this morning (Nick Bonomo)
>   2. Hamden Fox Sparrows (Roy Harvey)
>   3. Lake Whitney birds 11/14 (and 11/12) (Florence McBride)
>   4. Stratford Redpolls, Cave Swallows (Frank Mantlik)
>   5. Malicious Links on CT Digest (John Pfitzner)
>   6. Hammo (Ftholloway at aol.com)
>   7. Re: Malicious Links on CT Digest (Roy Harvey)
>   8. Re: Malicious Links on CT Digest (Kfinnan at aol.com)
>   9. NORTHERN SHRIKE (Carrier Graphics)
>  10. Greater White-fronted Goose (pfavreau at cox.net)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:07:31 -0500
> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Fwd: PINE GROSBEAK Farmington this morning
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> See below.
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> Begin forwarded message:
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>> Date: November 14, 2012, 11:34:08 AM EST
>> Subject: PINE GROSBEAK Farmington this morning
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>> 
>> From SH Johnston
>> 11/13/12 -- Farmington yard - 1 PINE GROSBEAK (female type) feeding on oriental bittersweet around 11am. About a dozen PINE SISKINS have continued for about three weeks at the feeder. Three YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS are in the yard every day; only the adult male comes to the suet feeder.
>> 
>> When I stepped out to fill the feeders this morning, I heard several birds giving unfamiliar flight calls overhead (tew, tew) but I missed whatever it was. Later I noticed a single female-type Pine Grosbeak feeding on the bittersweet at the edge of the yard, and put two and two together. The bird stayed only about 10 minutes. I suspect there may be more Pine Grosbeaks around Farmington Village today.
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:52:07 -0800 (PST)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hamden Fox Sparrows
> Message-ID:
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> Passing this along.
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> From Carol Zipp:
> 11/14/12 - Hamden Yard and Brooksvale Park, Hamden -- 5 Fox Sparrows in yard, 1 Eastern Phoebe in Brooksvale Park
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> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:14:14 -0500
> From: Florence McBride <fmcb_warbler at yahoo.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Lake Whitney birds 11/14 (and 11/12)
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> 11/14 from Florence McBride, with Arne Rosengren
> 	Hamden, north end of Lake Whitney (viewed from a private yard), mid- to late morning:  1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 Great Blue Heron, at least 20 Gadwall, 5 Green-winged Teal, 1 Hooded Merganser (male), and 19 Greater Yellowlegs.
> 	[For the record - The dowitcher was there on the 12th too, along with  2 P-b Grebes, 1 Wilson's Snipe, 19 Greater Yellowlegs, over 40 Gadwall,  5 Green-winged Teal, at least 14 Black Ducks, a pair each of Mallards and Wood Ducks, and 1 Great Blue Heron.  Also several Red-breasted Nuthatches , plus many more common land birds]
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:39:17 -0800 (PST)
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Redpolls, Cave Swallows
> Message-ID: <1352918357.45059.YahooMailRC at web80016.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>
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>> From Frank Mantlik
> 11/14  Stratford, Prospect Dr. - 2 COMMON REDPOLLS stopped with a briefly 
> feeding flock in the tree and shrubs just before the entrance to Stratford 
> Point.  Also here was a Fox Sparrow. Four Northern Gannets and a Great Cormorant 
> were off Stratford Point.
> Sikorsky Airport entrance - a flock of 6 CAVE SWALLOWS flew west over the salt 
> marsh at 10:30; Bald Eagle too.
> Lordship Seawall- 8 Bonaparte's Gulls were among a flock of gulls feeding 
> offshore.
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:19:43 +0000
> From: John Pfitzner <jkat61 at hotmail.com>
> To: ct birds digest <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Malicious Links on CT Digest
> Message-ID: <BLU171-W45343D0608B079DF5F7F19DC530 at phx.gbl>
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> Roy,  Todays digest contained a message ( # 4 from david coutu ) that contained a link that is malware/spyware etc.And yesterdays digest also contained a message ( #4 from neil currie ) ( subject being ct-hey and re:hey )that also had a link ( same url as todays post) any link that has msnbc.msn and jobs in it is malicious and if openedwill infect your computer and hijack your e-mail address book and then distribute the foul link to all of your contacts.I know several people that have clicked on the link and are having a difficult time trying to remove the malware.maybe the links from those messages are safe, but I would not click on them unless you are certain they are safe.I know for sure that there is spyware going around using a msnbc.msn#$%^^ jobs link. John Pfitzner   		 	   		  
> 
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> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:45:39 -0500 (EST)
> From: Ftholloway at aol.com
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo
> Message-ID: <5352e.35e2da28.3dd54ee3 at aol.com>
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>> From Fran and Tom Holloway
> 11/14 - Madison, Hammonasset S.P.. about a dozen RED CROSSBILLS of both  
> sexes, along with a handful of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES in the West Beach 
> parking  area, the eastern end of the row of jack pines.  Also the BLACK-HEADED 
> GULL  continues in his usual puddle in the parking lot across from the Swan 
> Pond. 1:30  pm.
> 
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> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:14:22 -0800 (PST)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Cc: John Pfitzner <jkat61 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Malicious Links on CT Digest
> Message-ID:
> 	<1352924062.19627.YahooMailClassic at web181103.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
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> John,
> 
> Yes, starting Monday there has been a string of infected users on the list, among them myself.  Mine was probably the worst of them because it went out to everyone on the daily report along with everywhere else.  (I have reason to believe that mine only got up to D in my address book, so it could have been even worse.)
> 
> When account is compromised in this way I put it on Review status in CTBirds.  That means any post by that person has to sit and wait for me to manually check it out and make sure it is not another spam.  Note that, because I was one of those infected, I have put MYSELF on review status along with the rest of those afflicted.  (I even had to put myself on review for the Daily, and that is even worse to work around when I make the post each night.)
> 
> The rule I try to follow comes in two parts.  First, never click on anything that is even the least bit suspicious.  Second, be VERY, VERY SUSPICIOUS!!!  Any email with no text but a link should be ignored.  Any email where the text something simpleminded like "check this out" should be ignored.  Any link that does not include a clear statement of what an included link is for and why it coming to you should be ignored.  Just because you trust the person is no reason to trust their email!!!
> 
> If you do seem to be infected the FIRST thing to do is CHANGE YOUR EMAIL PASSWORD.  Following that up with a good virus scan makes a lot of sense too, though when I scanned after my infection it found nothing.
> 
> Be careful out there.
> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
> 
> --- On Wed, 11/14/12, John Pfitzner <jkat61 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> From: John Pfitzner <jkat61 at hotmail.com>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Malicious Links on CT Digest
>> To: "ct birds digest" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>> Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 2:19 PM
>> 
>> Roy,? Todays digest contained a message ( # 4 from
>> david coutu ) that contained a link that is malware/spyware
>> etc.And yesterdays digest also contained a message ( #4 from
>> neil currie ) ( subject being ct-hey and re:hey )that also
>> had a link ( same url as todays post) any link that has
>> msnbc.msn and jobs in it is malicious and if openedwill
>> infect your computer and hijack your e-mail address book and
>> then distribute the foul link to all of your contacts.I know
>> several people that have clicked on the link and are having
>> a difficult time trying to remove the malware.maybe the
>> links from those messages are safe, but I would not click on
>> them unless you are certain they are safe.I know for sure
>> that there is spyware going around using a msnbc.msn#$%^^
>> jobs link. John Pfitzner??????
>> ????????
> 
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> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:38:02 -0500 (EST)
> From: Kfinnan at aol.com
> To: rmharvey at snet.net, ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Cc: jkat61 at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Malicious Links on CT Digest
> Message-ID: <3e66f.6e6ed79d.3dd55b2a at aol.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
> 
> A real simple suggestion is to avoid opening any messages with brief,  
> out-of-character subjects.  On CTBirds, "Hey" is a perfect example.
> 
> If you have opened a message, avoid clicking on a link when there  is 
> either no text or very brief text leading up to it--especially if the  text is 
> out-of-character.  It's the link that will do  the damage.
> 
> Unfortunately, it's easy for these people to pick-up e-mail addresses  so 
> they appear to come from legitimate parties like Neil or Roy.  But they  
> won't bother tailoring the message to any listserve or group like CTBirds.   
> Instead, they rely on volume.  Those messages go to large numbers and broad  
> varieties of recipients so it's easy to see whether they make sense on  
> CTBirds.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Kevin
> 
> Kevin Finnan
> Goshen
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> Message: 9
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:00:56 -0800 (PST)
> From: Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] NORTHERN SHRIKE
> Message-ID:
> 	<1352930456.94574.YahooMailRC at web185003.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
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> Today, taking my shortcut to West Hartland from Goshen, I decided to look real 
> good for a possible Shrike. 
> 
> Well driving East from Colebrook on Stillman Hill Rd, just at the corner of rt 
> 182A where a farm is, I spot
> a white object on top of a bush - There, sits an adult NORTHERN SHRIKE!
> It flew after a Bluebird! My dream came true!
> 
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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> Message: 10
> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:49:08 -0500
> From: <pfavreau at cox.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Greater White-fronted Goose
> Message-ID: <20121114174908.7C7LN.165028.imail at eastrmwml304>
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>> From Patrice Favreau: 
> 11/14/12 - East Windsor, Broadbrook Pond - 1 each, Greater White-fronted Goose, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, unidentified duck (possible Gadwall - got hidden too quick); 2000 Canada Geese, dozen Ring-billed Gulls.
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