[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2150, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

   1. Hoary Redpolls- problems and pitfalls (Julian Hough)
   2. Assorted reports (Roy Harvey)
   3. Re: Redpolls in CT (jaybrd49 at aol.com)
   4. Ellington - Bullock's Oriole continues (Bill Asteriades)
   5. Cooper's Hawk (Marty Swanhall)
   6. Bullock's / Redpolls (dbobolink at aol.com)
   7. Re: Courant Article About CT "Pelagics" (Bill Asteriades)
   8. 1/13 - Fairfield, Simsbury (Alex Burdo)
   9. More Hoary Redpoll stuff (julian hough)
  10. Hornemanni Hoary Redpoll photos..new link (julian hough)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:01:32 -0500
From: "Julian Hough" <jrhough1 at snet.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hoary Redpolls- problems and pitfalls
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With increased reports of Hoary Redpolls, I have thrown together some info 
(originally published in part in the CT warbler in January 2008) that may 
help observers understand some of the pitfalls posed by these birds and what 
features to document when making a description to be submitted for 
acceptance.
http://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/hoary-redpoll-identification-problems-pitfalls/

Also, the Greenland form, Hornemanni, is the rarer form of Hoary Redpoll, so 
any observers that do find a Hoary Redpoll should try to determine if it is 
this larger, whiter form, rather than the smaller and more regular exilipes.

Good luck..

Julian Hough
CT, 06519
USA
jrhough1 at snet.net





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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:54:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Assorted reports
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Passing these along.


 From Olaf Soltau:
1/13 - Washington, private property - 1 HOARY REDPOLL with flock of 100+ COMMON REDPOLLS at feeders.
 

 From Cindi Kobak:
01/13/13 - North Guilford yard -- 3 COMMON REDPOLL under feeders this a.m. Finally!


 From Dan Rottino:
1/13/13-East Haddam, 2:10pm-- 50 COMMON REDPOLLS flew over my yard heading SW towards Gillette's Castle, Hadlyme Ferry, or beyond.  1 PILEATED WP in the backyard.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:15:41 -0500 (EST)
From: jaybrd49 at aol.com
To: PCOMINS at audubon.org, artgingert at optonline.net, ghanisek at rep-am.com
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Redpolls in CT
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 Jan. 13th - Approx. 12 common redpolls at Stratford boat launch area.

Jay Kaplan & Jamie Meyers

 

 

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To: Art Gingert <artgingert at optonline.net>; Greg Hanisek <ghanisek at rep-am.com>
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Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 2:12 pm
Subject: RE: Redpolls in CT


Yes, there is a big redpoll irruption under way.  Your best bet for specifics on this would be to look through the archives of CTbirds, where people are reporting locations and numbers:
http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/


Or on eBird, where they provide ways to explore data and see what people are submitting:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/




Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
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Southbury, CT 06488

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From: Art Gingert [artgingert at optonline.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:49 PM
To: Greg Hanisek
Cc: Comins, Patrick; jaybrd49 at aol.com
Subject: Redpolls in CT



Hi Greg, Patrick & Jay,
     Winter greetings to all of you and I hope that you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends.  I'm writing in hopes of receiving some brief information about common redpolls in Connecticut this winter.  I'm not currently receiving the CT Birding Listserve and have been asked to write a short article for our monthly Cornwall Chroniclenewsletter about flocks of redpolls turning up at several feeders in town, including mine.

      For Greg's winter field notes, I can add:
-  Common redpolls here in West Cornwall village beginning on New Years Day (2), increasing to 8-10 and then 15-20 within two or three days, with my maximum flock number at around 35-40 or so, and they are continuing daily so far.  Eating black oil sunflower and nyger seed.
-  Similar flock size at another feeder in North Cornwall during this period, though the birds are more intermittent, and one instance of a flock of over 100 redpolls descending on another feeding station in North Cornwall on January 11th for a short period, and then departing.

      I would very much appreciate a couple of quick notes regarding whether other parts of CT are reporting redpoll flocks this month, and something about town locations and numbers, etc. if possible.  If you could share a return email ASAP I would be grateful, as I have to submit this short article within a couple of days.

        Thanks very much in advance for your assistance, which would be so helpful.
             all the best,
                   Art 


 


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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:10:21 -0500
From: Bill Asteriades <bill.asteriades at gmail.com>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Cc: Jamie Meyers <ctredbird at comcast.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] Ellington - Bullock's Oriole continues
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1/13/13 60 Pinney Street, Ellington - 1st year male BULLOCK'S ORIOLE
continues. It was found at 11:00AM in thickets about 100 yards south of the
feeders with a large group of house sparrows.  Sara Zagorski recently
mentioned that the bird mixes with this flock.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT


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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:33:27 -0500
From: Marty Swanhall <swanhallm at gmail.com>
To: CT Lists <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Cooper's Hawk
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Had an immature Cooper's Hawk sitting in tree in yard today - tail had 2
black stripes and 2 white stripes, rounded tail, and streaked breast.

Had iPhone with me so pictures are not as good as if I had my Canon Rebel
but pics can be seen at http://birdingwithmarty.blogspot.com/

Marty
Woodbury, CT


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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:25:59 -0500 (EST)
From: dbobolink at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Bullock's / Redpolls
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>From Robert and Linda Dixon
1/13/13 - Ellington, 60 Pinney St. #97 - BULLOCK'S ORIOLE observed from 8:10 am - 8:50 am mostly in thicket / tangle on the left side of the yard.
1/13/13 - Winchester, 121 Laurel Way - 12:15 pm - 3:45 pm -  COMMON REDPOLL (200+) with many other birders some who also had HOARY REDPOLL. There was also an interesting pink-rumped, frostier bird that was larger than the rest (photos were obtained).


Robert Dixon
179 Main St. 
Sterling, Ct. 06377
860-564-4638 h
860-933-9545 c





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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:25:53 -0500
From: Bill Asteriades <bill.asteriades at gmail.com>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Courant Article About CT "Pelagics"
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In case you missed it, there are many photos from our ferry trip in the
online article. They can be found by clicking "Birding on the Sound" in the
Related box.

Bill Asteriades
South Glastonbury, CT



On Sunday, January 13, 2013, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
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> Today's Hartford Courant, thanks to birder Steve Grant
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http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-ferry-birding-20130113,0,3371235.story
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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:51:48 -0500
From: Alex Burdo <aburdo10 at gmail.com>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] 1/13 - Fairfield, Simsbury
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>From Alex Burdo:
1/13 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 1 GREAT
CORMORANT, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 35 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin. eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12592957

Among the thirty-five Sanderlings was one poor individual that appeared to
have some short of shell stuck to its leg. The shell was obviously causing
this bird discomfort, as it was continuously flapping about, trying to
dislodge it. When in flight, it was forced to hold its leg down to
compensate for the shell, which caused extreme drag that made this bird
slower than its congeners. Blood was apparent on the leg and the belly
feathers around the start of the visible leg area. The feathers in this
area also appeared quite unkempt, suggesting it hadn't been able to preen
properly. There is no doubt this little guy is under extreme stress, and
I'm concerned that his injuries will cause him to perish in the long run.
The slow, non-aerodynamic flight is especially suggestive of an end at the
hands of a Peregrine Falcon or other predator, while the obvious areas of
bleeding on the leg are very indicative of a possible infection in the
future.

Is there anything we can do for this guy? It was able to fly, so the only
thing I could think of is to capture it using the classic net for shorebird
banding, and then slowly and carefully cutting off the shell.
Unfortunately, I have neither the equipment, nor the permits for doing such
a thing. I know shorebird banding is done in Connecticut during the peak of
shorebird migration, so the equipment must be around somewhere. Would
anybody with the tools and right qualifications be willing to help this
bird? It would be so sad to see such an unlucky injury turn into the death
stroke for this guy. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to
post photos of this bird soon.

On another note, Jim Orrico and I made a stab at the six Pine Grosbeaks
that have been hanging around Simsbury Farms Park. In over three hours at
the location, we weren't able to catch a whiff of grosbeak anywhere,
although the presence of an immature Sharp-shinned Hawk at the beginning of
our visit might've had something to do with it. Three other birders stopped
by over the course of our stay.

Sorry for such a long message. Good birding everyone!

Alex Burdo
Fairfield


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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:35:30 -0800 (PST)
From: julian hough <jrhough1 at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] More Hoary Redpoll stuff
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To put redpoll id. into a better context from a photo-perspective, please see 
the following aricle by Dave Sibley:

http://sibleyguides.blogspot.com/search/label/redpolls

and for photos of the paler and larger hornemanni Hoary Redpoll, see these 
pictures of a bird recently in the UK:

http://stevecareybirdphotography.blogspot.com/2012/12/

 Julian Hough
New Haven, CT 06519
www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com

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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:37:15 -0800 (PST)
From: julian hough <jrhough1 at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hornemanni Hoary Redpoll photos..new link
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sorry I posted a bad link to the hornemanni redpoll, this should work:
http://stevecareybirdphotography.blogspot.com/2012/12/hornemann-arctic-redpoll-carduelis.html


 Julian Hough
New Haven, CT 06519
www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com




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From: julian hough <jrhough1 at snet.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Mon, January 14, 2013 8:35:30 AM
Subject: More Hoary Redpoll stuff


To put redpoll id. into a better context from a photo-perspective, please see 
the following aricle by Dave Sibley:

http://sibleyguides.blogspot.com/search/label/redpolls

and for photos of the paler and larger hornemanni Hoary Redpoll, see these 
pictures of a bird recently in the UK:

http://stevecareybirdphotography.blogspot.com/2012/12/

 Julian Hough
New Haven, CT 06519
www.naturescapeimages.wordpress.com

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