[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2222, Issue 1

Kevindoyle01 kevindoyle01 at charter.net
Wed Mar 27 15:41:54 EDT 2013


Milford CC ... 3/27 Wednesday male osprey on nest as I arrived 9am ... Immediately flew to guard post & preened for nearly an hour. Then took a short flight west and flew right over my head maybe 50 feet. Having just glanced at the captures it appears to be a female. Also the osprey made 4 flights for nesting material; twice with sticks and grass. It also seemed to arranging the material on the nest. Many times over the 4 hours I was there it kept looking to the sky as though it was looking for it's partner.

So we might be in luck that both birds are back. Won't know more till Friday weather permitting need sun to photograph clouds mess all the exposures up. I hear Sherwood Island has it's pair back ... Any confirmation would be appreciated.

Kevin M Doyle ... New Milford,Ct.






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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Ospreys 3/26 (John Weeks)
   2. "Fieldfare" Pronunciation (NEaton)
   3. Portland fairgrounds (Barbara E Thomas)
   4. BBC E-mail: Butterflies 'hurt by cold, wet 2012' (Arthur Shippee)
   5. Assorted Reports (Roy Harvey)
   6. Help with Call (Marty Swanhall)
   7. Westport Oystercatchers (Tina and Peter Green)
   8. Portland Fairgrounds - Eurasian Green-winged Teal	continues
      (Bill Asteriades)
   9. Batterson Pond (paul cianfaglione)
  10. Willimantic Black Vultures and Phoebe (David Provencher)
  11. CACC osprey (Bev)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:13:11 -0400
From: John Weeks <aerie.john at cox.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Ospreys 3/26
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Two Ospreys were at work building a nest today on the cell tower near Goose Pond in southern Southwick.  Hold on -- yes, it's in Massachusetts, but a glance at the map will tell you that lower Southwick really should be (and once was) part of Connecticut.  In any case, the point is that these Ospreys have already made it all the way inland to the MA/CT line.

John Weeks


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Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:35:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: NEaton <nancyeaton at sbcglobal.net>
To: ConnBirding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] "Fieldfare" Pronunciation
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At the risk of prolonging a minor discussion, I checked the pronunciation of "fieldfare" today in the library resources of Westfield State University, where I teach English. Again, I could find no authority, British or American, that even mentioned "field-FAR" as an acceptable pronunciation; all show the name as rhyming with  "air," "care" and "hardware." I am wondering if the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)indicators in some dictionaries, including the OED, have been misread--it's easy to do! Hope my interest in this recent question is not a distraction from more important birding concerns. 

Nancy Eaton
Enfield, CT   



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Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:47:22 -0400
From: Barbara E Thomas <Bthomasct at aol.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Portland fairgrounds
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Can someone tell me where to go to see the waterfowl in Portland?    Are they there other than this season?    Thank you for this list and all the helpful people.

Barbara in Vernon

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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:13:38 -0400
From: Arthur Shippee <ashippee at snet.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] BBC E-mail: Butterflies 'hurt by cold, wet 2012'
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Not CT and not birds, but part of our general picture.

I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App and thought you should see it.

** Butterflies 'hurt by cold, wet 2012' **
Butterflies suffered in last year's wet and cold weather, having their worst year since 1976, a charity's study suggests.
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21934075 >


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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:34:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Assorted Reports
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Passing these along.


From Judy Richardson:
Many ducks at Aspetuck/ Hemlock Reservoirs
Around 1 this afternoon in Easton, 2 Pied-billed Grebes were along the Center road Fairfield side of the reservoir. On the way down Black Rock Tpke, 2 Black Vultures were flying over, and when I drove up toward Redding, there were around 50 Ring-necked Ducks, 20 Bufffleheads, a couple of Hooded Mergansers, about 5 Common Mergansers, and at least 4 American Wigeons. I didn't have time to use the scope, but them might have been more! Things are moving!


From Roy Harvey:
03/16/13 - Beacon Falls, Rimmon Hill Rd -- late afternoon; adult Bald Eagle in the farm field sloping down west of the rd, first seen flying very low and then landing.  Gone when  I returned half an hour later; by then there were half a dozen Killdeer.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT



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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:12:00 -0400
From: Marty Swanhall <swanhallm at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Help with Call
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Hi All:

This morning at school I heard a very clear call coming from evergreen (I
think pine) trees.

Sounded like "sweet sweet sweet sweet" or "three three three three"

I looked fo ra song sparrow saw nothing in the trees

Marty


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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:24:49 -0400
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Oystercatchers
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3/27/13 - Westport - Compo Beach- 8 
American Oystercatchers, scoped from the beach, 2 on Kitts Island, others out on Cockenoe Island, FOY

Tina Green
Westport
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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:43:50 -0400
From: Bill Asteriades <bill.asteriades at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Portland Fairgrounds - Eurasian Green-winged Teal
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03/27/13 - Portland, Portland Fairgrounds -- 1 drake EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED
TEAL, 4 NORTHERN PINTAILS (3 drake and 1 hen) and 3 drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL
continue.

Bill Asteriades
Souht Glastonbury, CT


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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:12:07 -0400
From: paul cianfaglione <pgcianfaglione at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Batterson Pond
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3/27 Farmington, Batterson Pond -  1 RED-NECKED GREBE.

Paul Cianfaglione
Canton


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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:55:12 -0400
From: "David Provencher" <davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Willimantic Black Vultures and Phoebe
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I was in Willimantic this morning to be interviewed about hiking and birding
on WILI. When I left the studio, 2 Black Vultures were flying across Main
Street. To think hour many miles and hours I spent trying to get one in CT
back in the 1990s! Now I see them everywhere and often. Got COA mentioned on
air a few times, so that's good too. An Eastern Phoebe was calling along Rte
32 heading out of town as well as a flyby Killdeer.



Did a late day into night hike at Walden Preserve in Salem last night under
the "Worm" moon, absolutely gorgeous night hike! At least 3 American
Woodcocks were displaying along the various forest openings. Might have been
more but I was listening to music for a lot of the hike. 



Dave Provencher

Naturally New England

<http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/>
http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/



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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:43:09 -0400
From: Bev <bpropen at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] CACC osprey
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3/27.  Our male osprey returned on march 22;   Female has not returned yet. Usually they arrive within a day of each other ;  so I wonder how long the male will wait til he takes another mate
Bev Propen, orange 


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