[CT Birds] Prince Edward Island Birding Tips?

Sarah Faulkner sffaulkner at comcast.net
Fri Aug 23 22:07:08 EDT 2013


I'll be interested to hear how it went -- I was up there a few years ago and 
found very, very few birds, mostly due to the overwhelming use of 
genetically modified crops. The potatos, wheat, and corn, which blanket the 
landscape, are all genetically modified for herbicides and insecticides. 
Many times I'd stop by the side of a road to look for birds and heard 
literally nothing -- no birds, no insects... just the wind across the 
perfect, weedless expanse of crops.  It was actually frightening.  I'll not 
go back.  I did enjoy the nature preserves which did have a few birds, but 
the overwhelming landscape outside of them was shocking.  PEI used to be a 
good migratory stopover location but I suspect it is not anymore.  Please 
send an update when you return.

The nature preserve on the mainland just before the bridge had lots of 
warblers, though, as well as some sea ducks.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville, CT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Belinda Boone" <belindareneeboone at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:07 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Prince Edward Island Birding Tips?


>I am going on vacation to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Does anyone here 
>have any tips or suggestions for birding there? We are staying in 
>Charlottetown.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Belinda
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:19:41 +0000
>> From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
>> To: CT Birds List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Old Saybrook Forster's Tern
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>> There was a Forster's Tern foraging at the mouth of the CT River on the 
>> Saybrook side, south of Dock and Dine.   Probably visible from the Old 
>> Saybrook Causeway.
>>
>> Patrick Comins, on a boat on Long Island Sound.
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:27:54 +0000
>> From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
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>> Subject: [CT Birds] Phalaropes!
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>> 10-15 Phalaropes on the water just off of Plum Island.   Not sure 
>> which...have to hit the books, but definitely phalaropes.  NY waters.
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>> On Aug 21, 2013, at 12:20 PM, "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org> 
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>>> There was a Forster's Tern foraging at the mouth of the CT River on the 
>>> Saybrook side, south of Dock and Dine.   Probably visible from the Old 
>>> Saybrook Causeway.
>>>
>>> Patrick Comins, on a boat on Long Island Sound.
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:50:57 +0000
>> From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
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>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Phalaropes!
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>> Thinking Red Phalaropes.   They were very pale.
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>> On Aug 21, 2013, at 12:28 PM, "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org> 
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>>> 10-15 Phalaropes on the water just off of Plum Island.   Not sure 
>>> which...have to hit the books, but definitely phalaropes.  NY waters.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Aug 21, 2013, at 12:20 PM, "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org> 
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>>>> There was a Forster's Tern foraging at the mouth of the CT River on the 
>>>> Saybrook side, south of Dock and Dine.   Probably visible from the Old 
>>>> Saybrook Causeway.
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>>>> Patrick Comins, on a boat on Long Island Sound.
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:24:26 -0400
>> From: Marty <swanhallm at gmail.com>
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>> One of the ugliest sights must be a bluejay without its crest feathers
>>
>> Marty
>> Woodbury
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:07:06 -0400
>> From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
>> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>> Subject: [CT Birds] CACC
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>> 8/21  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center  9:30AM-1PM
>> sunny, 78F-87F, mid tide rising.
>> At 9:30AM- a crow on the osprey nest.  At 10AM an adult osprey eating a
>> fish on the perch.
>> Only one adult osprey seen this morning;  no sign of the juvenile.  1
>> Clapper Rail (pretty sure)
>> walking along perimeter, by windows of building.  10 Mute swans, Cowbird,
>> Carolina wren.
>> Otherwise basically quiet, except for campers and human visitors.
>> Bev Propen, orange
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:07:56 -0400
>> From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
>> To: CT Birds Submission <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] New Haven
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>> This morning at Lighthouse Point Park audio Dickcissel. Also, hundreds of 
>> Red Winged Blackbirds but only 10 Eastern Kingbirds.
>>
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:00:14 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
>> To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Milford BAIRD'S, WHITE-RUMPS, KNOT
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>>> From Frank Mantlik, with SUNRISE BIRDING Walk,
>> 8/21 Milford, Milford Point, 08:30-12:00 - 52 bird species, with NO TERNS 
>> (!) but 15 species of shorebirds including: 1-2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER 
>> (provided excellent views for 15 minutes), 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 1 
>> RED KNOT, 3 PIPING PLOVERS.
>> A great morning of shorebirding.
>> The full eBird list can be seen 
>> here:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S14973055
>>
>> Frank Mantlik
>> SUNRISE BIRDING LLC
>> www.sunrisebirding.com/walks.htm
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:57:44 -0400 (EDT)
>> From: Mntncougar at aol.com
>> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>> Subject: [CT Birds] New Yardbird
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>> I looked out my front door about 7:20 tonight And saw two birds  flying 
>> due
>> west, quite high. As I watched three more followed them. I grabbed a 
>> pair
>> of bins and confirmed what I thought: Nighthawks. I counted a total of 12
>> over a 10 minute period, but I suspect quite a few more may have gone 
>> over
>> earlier and the last ones were stragglers. They were at least 300 feet 
>> high,
>> maybe more, and flying due west in about as straight a line as I've ever
>> seen  them. I was really surprised by the fact that all but a couple flew
>> directly  over my house. Last bird around 7:30.
>>
>> New yardbird of course and the first I've seen in the immediate  area. 
>> Now
>> I wish I'd gone over to the Natchaug River in Eagleville (Mansfield). 
>> There
>> are very large flights there that seem to follow the river south. I once
>> counted 250 in a single flock.
>>
>> Yesterday I had the first Pileated Woodpecker in my yard that  I've seen
>> there in about a year. Heard him first across the street, then he flew 
>> into
>> one of my trees and started pounding away.  Also saw a bird I was  almost
>> sure was a warbler, but didn't see enough to ID it. I seldom have 
>> warblers in
>> the yard.
>>
>> I still have quite a few hummers, and some that I'm sure are  migrants. 
>> The
>> birds that have been here continue to use the feeders,  which are still
>> going down fast, but I've seen several in my flowers,  including Hibiscus 
>> and
>> Butterfly bush.  I always assume that at this time  of year that they are
>> migrants and don't know where the feeders are. I  have a Downy Woodpecker 
>> in
>> the neighborhood that is calling constantly, and the  other day a whole 
>> bunch
>> of Chickadees mobbing my nyger feeders. When one tried  to figure out how
>> to eat from a hummer feeder I knew that most of them were  fledglings,
>> probably being led by the parents to the food.
>>
>> Don  Morgan
>> Coventry
>>
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>> Message: 9
>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:25:24 -0400
>> From: Ernest Harris <pdlqlt at mac.com>
>> To: CTBirdsDigest <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Bolton Backyard
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>> 8-21-13 Bolton Backyard- 6:30-7:30AM- WILD TURKEY( adults x 2 + 6 
>> poults),RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS,BALTIMORE ORIOLE, CEDAR 
>> WAXWINGS,EASTERN BLUEBIRD, BARN SWALLOW, TREE SWALLOW, CHIMNEY SWIFT, 
>> BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, SCARLET TANAGER,EASTERN WOOD 
>> PEEWEE, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, VEERY-plus 20 others! Lovely. Ernie
>>
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