[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2367, Issue 1

Jim Zipp jimzipp at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 19 15:28:02 EDT 2013


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On Aug 19, 2013, at 12:00 PM, ctbirds-request at lists.ctbirding.org wrote:

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> Today's Topics:
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>   1. The Town, Please (Roy Harvey)
>   2. Bobolinks (Elaine Taylor)
>   3. Westport Laughing Gulls (Tina and Peter Green)
>   4. bird sighting (craig minor)
>   5. Sunday kayaking Menunketesuck River at low tide observed 6 or
>      more peeps that could be semipalmated sandpipers, but they really
>      looked more like photos of little stint. Probably confusion due
>      to my inexperience. (Doug Renfrew)
>   6. Questions on feeding birds (Carrier Graphics)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:27:16 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] The Town, Please
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> When sending a sighting report to CTBirds please remember to specify the TOWN where the sighting occurred.? (By the rules the town where you live is also expected, but I'm willing to start with just one.)
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> Thanks!
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> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:49:45 -0400
> From: Elaine Taylor <etbchs at aol.com>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Bobolinks
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> 8/ 19 7:42 am wetlands area of Orchard Hill in Bristol, BOBOLINKS on the move. Difficult to get accurate count but 22+ at first count. No Bobolinks nested here this year so they are definitely on the move and will be gone soon. Coloring seems to indicate fall plumage. 
> Elaine Taylor
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:42:49 -0400
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Laughing Gulls
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> 8/19/13-Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 
> 38 Laughing Gulls
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> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:25:02 -0700 (PDT)
> From: craig minor <minor.craig at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] bird sighting
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> Well today was a milestone for a newby ,,, I saw my first humming bird fly through my yard today , was a grayish colored bird ( being new at this I'm not sure of the type , ) also had a pair of common grackles? first time this year for them also , usually I just get sparrows , blue jays and cardinals at the feeder .? the felid guide a lot of you told me about is a big help?.??
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:44:51 -0400
> From: Doug Renfrew <papafrew at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Sunday kayaking Menunketesuck River at low tide
>    observed 6 or more peeps that could be semipalmated sandpipers, but
>    they really looked more like photos of little stint. Probably
>    confusion due to my inexperience.
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:03:04 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Questions on feeding birds
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> I have been thinking all summer about
> my feeding birds at my home here in Harwinton. I have been feeding
> them throughout the year ever since I moved here. About 38 years. I
> am now questioning the impact this all year round feeding has on the
> well being of the birds that feed here. 
> 
> This is really a complicated subject,
> and I would like to hear from others on what they feel is the right
> thing to do. So here is my interpretation on this subject at this
> time. It appears, during the summer, the feeding of birds might just
> have a more detrimental impact on their survival than the winter in
> many ways. First, I have observed many more feathers during the
> summer under the feeder than in the winter. Im not talking about molt
> feathers, but numerous breast feathers, the kind that indicate a bird
> was grabbed by a predator. I surmise many of these birds were
> Immature. Yes, young birds do experience a higher mortality rate than
> adults who have learned more about survival, but still, to have young
> newly fledged birds feeding from feeders and on the ground under them
> seems to be a bit more dangerous for them than feeding dispersed more
> in wild nature. 
> 
> Also ? When I see newly fledged young
> feeding with adults in and under the feeders, I also feel the young
> are not getting the best lessons on how to fend for themselves in
> finding wild foods at their source. A very important knowledge for
> them to have for survival in the future. In the summer months, food
> is usually plentiful for birds, and the young need to learn how and
> where to find it from their parents. As an example, I often see adult
> Chipping Sparrows spread out on the lawn and adjacent wild grassy
> areas with a group of Immature birds who are learning to feed in more
> natural areas than just on or under a feeder where the food is
> abundant and always there. This holds true to most all the young
> birds that do visit our feeders. 
> 
> However, feeding in the winter, though
> still not a natural source for feeding, might be a better way for us
> to help feed the birds than in the summer. In winter, the Immature
> birds have had time to learn all the natural ways to find food, and
> our offerings might be just that. An offering to help in harsh times,
> but not one which is the only source young birds know of to survive.
> Any further thoughts you might contribute to this topic would be
> greatly appreciated...Thanks
> 
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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