[CT Birds] Nightbird Survey

Joseph Budrow jbudrow at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 24 13:05:40 EDT 2013


I haven't heard a barred owl in my yard since early April. Last year they were quite vocal from February through August.

Joe

--- On Mon, 6/24/13, kmueller at ntplx.net <kmueller at ntplx.net> wrote:

From: kmueller at ntplx.net <kmueller at ntplx.net>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Nightbird Survey
To: "Jack Swatt" <jswattbirds at snet.net>
Cc: "ctbirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:45 AM


A few years back, we would hear at least 5 (or more) Whip-poor-wills calling out back behind my house in Killingworth on the private land/now water company land on any given summer night. In fact I had seen a few flying over our yard at dusk a few times, and my neighbor down the street would have a pair of them on their front porch railing and gravel driveway on many nights. I haven't heard a single Whip-poor-will in the last five years....or the many Great Horned, Barred and Screech Owls either. This is really sad.

K MUeller
Killingworth




Quoting Jack Swatt <jswattbirds at snet.net>:

> 
> I just finished my second round of the Nightbird Survey for the DEEP last night.  I was hoping the extra bright and close full moon would change my luck and bring out more birds, but again, I only had 1 Whip-poor-will calling in the same spot as earlier this year.  I used to have several survey points with multiple whips calling in the Southington/Wolcott area, but the last few years the number of encounters has dropped off significantly.  Not a good trend.
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> From Jack Swatt:
> 6/24/13  Southington, Mount Vernon Rd. Power line cut south of Lake Compounce - 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL
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