[CT Birds] Gray Jay under bridge in Eagleville??

danforth1723 at att.net danforth1723 at att.net
Sat Mar 30 22:32:01 EDT 2013

I suppose stranger things have happened. After seeing Justin's posting I
shot over to Eagleville to check it out at 6:30 pm. I was suspicious from
the start, wondering what a UMaine ornithology class would be doing in
Eagleville Ct. Though it is close to the UConn campus. Never heard of a Gray
Jay nesting under a bridge, but what do I know? 
No Gray Jay and no nest of any kind under the bridge. There is only one
bridge over a river (Willimantic river) in Eagleville. I used to live very
close to it eighteen years ago and know the area very well. I still live
close by, so it was low risk for me.
Thought the posting was possibly for Maine, but Google didn't find an
Eagleville Me.
On the bright side, saw my FOY Tree Swallow. 

Mark Danforth
Tolland Ct.

-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Roy
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:18 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Cc: Justin Lawson
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Gray Jay under bridge in Eagleville??

Relax, everyone.

I just got off the phone from talking with Greg Hanisek, the state's eBird
reviewer and secretary of the records committee.  He has just sent an
inquiry to the originator of the eBird entry with a variety of questions.
At the moment there is nothing to support this report (which would be a
first state record), and Greg didn't sound like he would be headed up there
looking himself.

Good birding!

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

--- On Sat, 3/30/13, Justin Lawson <justindlawson at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Gray Jay under bridge in Eagleville??
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 6:08 PM
> Does anyone have any more information
> on this?  I was going to take my son
> way up to Vermont for Gray Jays. But this would be a lot
> closer and
> definitely a bigger rarity. Thank you
> Justin Lawson
> Millbury Ma
> justindlawson AT gmail.com
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> Date: Mar 30, 2013 5:52 PM
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Rare Bird Alert for Connecticut
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> *** Species Summary:
> - Gray Jay (1 report)
> - Boat-tailed Grackle (1 report)
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> Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) (1)
> - Reported Mar 30, 2013 14:40 by UMaine Ornithology Class
> - Eagleville, Tolland, Connecticut
> - Map:
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13573158
> - Comments: "Nesting underneath a bridge over a river"
> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) (1)
> - Reported Mar 30, 2013 10:53 by Dan Rottino
> - Lordship Marsh, Fairfield, Connecticut
> - Map:
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13566607
> - Comments: "Dark eye, blue-black head, long tail."
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