[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2134, Issue 3

Donna Caporaso donnacap at aol.com
Sat Dec 29 22:58:41 EST 2012


Correction.....White Throated Sparrow : )



Message: 8
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:25:46 -0500 (EST)
From: Donna Caporaso <donnacap at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford  Birds
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Seen in my yard in Stratford today:


4 Yellow Throated Sparrows (a first!)
1 Blue Jay
3 Female Cardinals
2 Male Cardinals
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 Chickadees
30+ House Sparrows 
6 Starlings (only 6?!)
3 Pigeons
1 Monk Parakeet 
1 Red Breasted Nut Hatch
6 Juncos
1 Male Downy
1 Female Downy
1 Red Tail fly over which I suspect has been leaving the assorted bird feathers 
around the yard :( and who I have seen in my big Maple


Of note Around the Coast:
3 Great Egrets at entrance of Long Beach that were moving gradually toward Rt. 
113 as hide tide was getting to its peak (did not see Ibis)
Dozen Sanderlings on Jetty at Long Beach
1 Red Throated Loon off Long Beach but close to shore.


Warehouses off Long Beach Boulevard
4 Great Blue Heron in the reeds/debris field to left of parking lot when looking 
toward Bridgeport/Pleasure Beach Bridge, They look like stumps without binos.
2 Mute Swans in main Pond
1 Belted Kingfisher on fallen tree 


Pond behind 300 Building on Long Beach Boulevard
Several Hooded Mergansers, Black Ducks, Mallards


Frash Pond
12ish Buffleheads
A lot of Red Breasted Mergansers
8 Canvas Backs
3 Cormorants
Gulls


Boat Ramp foot of Birdseye Street
1 Red Breasted Male Merganser
12 Coot (in sewage stream)
1 Male Northern Harrier!


Greenway Cove (Beacon Pt Road off Birdseye Street)
Assortment of Black Ducks and Mallards
1 Adult Mute Swan
1 Juvenile Mute Swan
2 Tree Sparrows
20ish Starlings
1 Male Cardinal


Donna Caporaso

Stratford, CT




Donna Caporaso
Stratford, CT



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Today's Topics:

   1. Hammo Red Crossbills (Tina and Peter Green)
   2. Old Saybrook Greater White- Fronted Goose (Hank Golet)
   3. Re: Hammo Red Crossbills (Tina and Peter Green)
   4. Lake Waramaug 12/30 (Pstaff at pipeline.com)
   5. New London ferry CBC 12/29 (Frank Mantlik)
   6. Mystic to Mumford Cove - NL CBC (Glenn Williams)
   7. NL CBC-SW Groton (Phil Rusch)
   8. Stratford  Birds (Donna Caporaso)
   9. Not Tundra Swan (Pstaff at pipeline.com)
  10. Killingworth Pine Warbler (Roy Harvey)
  11. Stratford Iceland Gull, Boat-tailed Grackles (Frank Mantlik)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:37:19 -0500
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Red Crossbills
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Seen late morning with Kathy Van de Aue and Frank Mantlik
12/29/12 - Hammonasset  Beach SP ( west end Black Pines) - 9 Red Crossbills, 4 
Red- breasted Nuthatches 

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone


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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:41:53 -0500
From: "Hank Golet" <htg1523 at att.net>
To: "CTBIRDS" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Greater White- Fronted Goose
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>From Hank Golet
12-29-12 OSaybrook, Ingham Hill, Maynard Pond, 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. In 
with a group of 150+ Canada

A week or more ago I saw probably the same bird in the water and I wasn't sure 
it wasn't a Graglag. Today it was standing on the ice and I could see the black 
barring  on the belly.  Also in the open water were Ruddy Ducks, Ring-necked 
Ducks, Gadwall, Am Coot.
  
Earlier in Old Lyme off Brighton Rd a nice group of 15 Com Goldeneye  

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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:45:38 -0500
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo Red Crossbills
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My apology to Kathy for the typo- should have been Van Der Aue.so glad you could 
join us today.

Tina Green
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 29, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "Tina and Peter Green" <petermgreen at hotmail.com> 
wrote:

> Seen late morning with Kathy Van de Aue and Frank Mantlik
> 12/29/12 - Hammonasset  Beach SP ( west end Black Pines) - 9 Red Crossbills, 4 
Red- breasted Nuthatches 
> 
> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:08:05 -0500
From: Pstaff at pipeline.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Lake Waramaug 12/30
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 From BK and Peary Stafford
12/30/12 -- Washington/Warren/Kent, Lake Waramaug -- A spectacular 
waterfowl display today with 2000+ Common Mergansers, 36 Hooded 
Mergansers, about 100 Ruddy Ducks, 175 Ring-necked Ducks,  2 
Buffleheads, 5 Lesser Scaup, 60 Mallards and one beautiful immature 
Tundra Swan who was kind enough to pose for photos.




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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:46:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] New London ferry CBC 12/29
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12/29 New London
Frank Mantlik, along with Tina Green, Sara Zagorski, Kathy Van der Aue, and Dan 
Rottino (and family) participated on the New London CBC by riding the first 
ferry (M.V. Mary Ellen, 7am) to Orient Point NY and back.  It was pretty quiet, 
birdwise, on the CT side at least, but highlights were 1 No. Gannet, 1 
Razorbill, 4 DC Cormorant, 6 Great Cormorant, 1 No. Harrier, 2 Fish Crow, and 
120 Common Grackles, and many of both loons.  [The NY side produced 5 large 
alcids (probably all Razorbills), 5 N. Gannets, 26 Common Eiders, many 
White-winged and Surf Scoters, 1 Black Scoter.]  Skies overcast, cold 37F, calm 
NE breeze 2-8 mph, in advance of afternoon snowfall. [Note: FM rode the noon 
ferry on 12/27 and saw 1 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE AND 1 Bonaparte's Gull in CT 
waters for  Count Week.]

To view today's complete eBird checklists:

CT waters:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12408767

NY waters:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12408931

It appeared as though a CBC was taking place at Orient Point as well.  If anyone 

knows who serves as compiler of that Count, please email me; they might want our 

data.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford, CT

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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:03:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Mystic to Mumford Cove - NL CBC
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from James Restivo, Tommy & Linda Self, Scott Tsagarakis, and Glenn Williams:
12/29 - (All locations in Groton), Groton Long Point -- 2 RAZORBILL, PURPLE 
SANDPIPER, BROWN CREEPER, 2 FOX SPARROW
Mystic -- YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, 2 FOX SPARROW
Noank -- RAZORBILL
Haley Farm -- displaying AMERICAN WOODCOCK, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 2 FOX SPARROW
Groton Transfer Station (permission required) -- WILSON'S SNIPE, 6 AMERICAN 
PIPITS

The Groton Long Point flats had zero shorebirds - a big miss, but we had four 
species across Mumford Cove on the beach of the east side of Bluff Point (BB 
Plover, Dunlin, and Ruddy Turnstone).? Oddly, a Purple Sandpiper was working the 
beach like a Dunlin.? Has anyone seen one feeding on a non-rocky beach before?? 
We had zero warblers for the day - a count first for all.? Not sure how the rest 
of the count made out as snow prevented many from going to the compilation.

Glenn Williams
Mystic



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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:52:45 -0500
From: Phil Rusch <philiprusch at charter.net>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] NL CBC-SW Groton
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12/29/12. From Ti Crossman, Kevin Jensen, Sue Latourette,Tanya Patten, Louise 
Brown &Phil Rusch
All in Groton:  
Eastern Pt/Avery Pt--N. Gannet 1--Razorbill 1--Common Eider 6--Purple Sand 
6--Palm Warbler 1
Groton-New London Airport--Yellow-br Chat 1--E. Meadowlark 17
Thomas Rd--Virginia Rail 1--Fox Sparrow 5--Black cr. Night Heron 
Gold Star Bridge--Peregrine Falcon 2


Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

Sent from my I-phone


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Message: 8
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:25:46 -0500 (EST)
From: Donna Caporaso <donnacap at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford  Birds
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Seen in my yard in Stratford today:


4 Yellow Throated Sparrows (a first!)
1 Blue Jay
3 Female Cardinals
2 Male Cardinals
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 Chickadees
30+ House Sparrows 
6 Starlings (only 6?!)
3 Pigeons
1 Monk Parakeet 
1 Red Breasted Nut Hatch
6 Juncos
1 Male Downy
1 Female Downy
1 Red Tail fly over which I suspect has been leaving the assorted bird feathers 
around the yard :( and who I have seen in my big Maple


Of note Around the Coast:
3 Great Egrets at entrance of Long Beach that were moving gradually toward Rt. 
113 as hide tide was getting to its peak (did not see Ibis)
Dozen Sanderlings on Jetty at Long Beach
1 Red Throated Loon off Long Beach but close to shore.


Warehouses off Long Beach Boulevard
4 Great Blue Heron in the reeds/debris field to left of parking lot when looking 
toward Bridgeport/Pleasure Beach Bridge, They look like stumps without binos.
2 Mute Swans in main Pond
1 Belted Kingfisher on fallen tree 


Pond behind 300 Building on Long Beach Boulevard
Several Hooded Mergansers, Black Ducks, Mallards


Frash Pond
12ish Buffleheads
A lot of Red Breasted Mergansers
8 Canvas Backs
3 Cormorants
Gulls


Boat Ramp foot of Birdseye Street
1 Red Breasted Male Merganser
12 Coot (in sewage stream)
1 Male Northern Harrier!


Greenway Cove (Beacon Pt Road off Birdseye Street)
Assortment of Black Ducks and Mallards
1 Adult Mute Swan
1 Juvenile Mute Swan
2 Tree Sparrows
20ish Starlings
1 Male Cardinal


Donna Caporaso

Stratford, CT



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Message: 9
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:47:41 -0500
From: Pstaff at pipeline.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Not Tundra Swan
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Sorry Folks:
	  When I started getting inquiries about the Tundra Swan I wanted to 
make doubly sure that I was correct.  Initially, I had focused on the 
very erect neck posture of the bird and hadn't even considered Mute 
Swan as a possibility.   However, in examining the bill coloration it 
now appears that  the bird is an immature Mute Swan that doesn't seem 
to know that it is supposed to hold its neck in a graceful curve.  I 
apologize for the confusion.
Peary




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Message: 10
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:48:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Killingworth Pine Warbler
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Passing this along.


 From David Gumbart, 12-29-12, Killingworth yard, Pine Warbler.
Pine Warbler, at bird feeder.  A tad too far west to count as CP for my Old Lyme 
CBC area, for tomorrow.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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Message: 11
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:41:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Iceland Gull, Boat-tailed Grackles
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FROM FRANK & LINDA MANTLIK
12/29 Stratford, 
The adult ICELAND GULL was on the beach at the foot of Fifth Ave. (near Long 
Beach) this afternoon.  The wintering flock of  20 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES flew 
over Access Rd. Pond in the direction of the Airport, and an AMERICAN KESTREL 
was on the fence at the Airport entrance.

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