[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2411, Issue 1

Mike Widmer mdwidmer at yahoo.com
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Today's Topics:

   1. Westport White-crowned Sparrows (Tina and Peter Green)
   2. Re: All Refuges Closed (Greg Hanisek)
   3. Plum Island (Paul Desjardins)
   4. a red letter day! (Carrier Graphics)
   5. CONH, CHSW (lpflynn at optonline.net)
   6. To clarify (Mark Szantyr)
   7. Stratfore Merlin (Roy Harvey)
   8. Re: Plum Island (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
   9. life birds (Ricki Soucy)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 17:16:05 -0400
From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westport White-crowned Sparrows
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10/1/13- Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 2 immature White-crowned Sparrows seen feeding along the road that parallels the East Beach.

Tina Green
Westport(not Cyprus)
Sent from my iPhone


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:35:37 -0400
From: "Greg Hanisek" <ghanisek at rep-am.com>
To: "Roy Harvey" <rmharvey at snet.net>, CTBirds
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] All Refuges Closed
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My son-in-law is a US Forest Service law enforcement ranger in the Green Mountain National Forest in VT. He's considered "essential" and continues to work. We have a family vacation coming up in mid-Oct in RI. If the situation remains the same, he won't be able to go. Definitely won't be in a good mood while looking for illegal campers, pot growers etc.  
   
Greg Hanisek  
Waterbury  
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From: Roy Harvey [mailto:rmharvey at snet.net]
To: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org]
Sent: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:09:43 -0500
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] All Refuges Closed

FYI, what I heard is that the law enforcement arm of the USF&WS is NOT part of the shutdown.  It wouldn't surprise me to find that the situation leaves them with more time than usual to patrol, nor would I be surprised if their patience was a bit limited under the circumstances.  But everyone can make up their own minds.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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From: Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
To: Sharon Abner <sharonorganist at hotmail.com> 
Cc: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] All Refuges Closed


Camping at McKinney. I love it!

Mark 

On Oct 1, 2013, at 3:15 PM, Sharon Abner <sharonorganist at hotmail.com> wrote:

> You go, rebels!
> 
> > From: birdinggeek at gmail.com
> > Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:11:21 -0400
> > To: lwebbe at optonline.net
> > CC: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] All Refuges Closed
> > 
> > And dince no FWS cops about, maybe an occupy movement till they get back to work
> > 
> > Mark 
> > 
> > On Oct 1, 2013, at 2:06 PM, lwebbe at optonline.net wrote:
> > 
> > > This whole thing makes me sick. I definately will enter the refuges if I can. Rebels unite!
> > > 
> > > 
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Carol Bauby 
> > > Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 1:28 pm
> > > Subject: Re: [CT Birds] All Refuges Closed
> > > To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> > > 
> > >> Do like the WWII veterans did in Washington when their Honor 
> > >> Flight took 
> > >> them to see 'their' memorial. They moved the barricades.
> > >> 
> > >> Carol in Harwinton
> > >> 
> > >> On 10/1/2013 1:13 PM, Mark Szantyr wrote:
> > >>> I don't think we should let a beaurocratic pissing match stop
> > >> us from entering OUR land.
> > >>> 
> > >>> ACT UP!
> > >>> 
> > >>> Mark
> > >>> 
> > >>> On Oct 1, 2013, at 9:39 AM, "Comins, Patrick"
> > >> wrote:
> > >>> 
> > >>>> Due to a lapse in appropriations, all U.S. Fish and Wildlife
> > >> Service lands, including the Stewart B. McKinney National 
> > >> Wildlife Refuge and Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife 
> > >> Refuge, are closed for the duration of the federal government 
> > >> shutdown. All lands and facilities are closed and all programs 
> > >> and activities are cancelled. For more information, please 
> > >> visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.
> > >>>> Patrick
> > >>>> 
> > >>>> Patrick M. Comins
> > >>>> Director of Bird Conservation
> > >>>> 
> > >>>> Audubon Connecticut
> > >>>> 185 East Flat Hill Road
> > >>>> Southbury, CT 06488
> > >>>> 
> > >>>> Phone: (203)264-5098 x308
> > >>>> Fax: (203)264-6332
> > >>>> 
> > >>>> pcomins at audubon.org
> > >>>> http://ct.audubon.org/conservation-efforts
> > >>>> Audubon Connecticut is on Facebook:
> > >> http://www.facebook.com/AudubonCT>> The Audubon Alliance for 
> > >> Coastal Waterbirds is on Facebook: 
> > >> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Audubon-Alliance-for-Coastal-
> > >> Waterbirds/168520783251234>> Our blog: 
> > >> http://ctwaterbirds.blogspot.com/>> Friends of Conte is on 
> > >> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Silvio-O-
> > >> Conte-National-Fish-and-Wildlife-Refuge/121976791147545?v=wall
> > >>>> 

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 17:46:00 -0400
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
To: CT Birds Submission <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Plum Island
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As many of you know Plum Island, where the U S government conducted various secret tests over the years, is now for sale. I just learned that Donald Trump has shown an interest in purchasing it. You know what that means. 


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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:35:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] a red letter day!
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After a real poor fall migration so far at my yard, today was a red letter day!
I looked out the window at 5:45pm and noticed a few birds fly catching from my Birch tree which is half nude. I went out with my nocks, and suddenly noticed birds were everywhere! The setting sun in the west was already half way up my tallest trees in the back woods, but also loaded with birds. i couldn't see them all, but of the ones I did see, it was great. Lasted till 6:20 when the sun set and it appeared the birds hunkered down within the leaves of?the tallest trees. To many birds to count, but what I saw of species were.

Vireos - they were the most obvious.

BLUE HEADED - many
RED-EYED - many
YELLOW THROATED - 2
PHILADELPHIA - 2
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER -at least 5 seen, but more poss
BLACKPOLL - at least 10, but many more poss
CAP-MAY - at least 4
PARULA - many
CHESTNUT SIDED - 2
BT GREEN - many
PINE-saw 1
YELLOW-RUMP - many
PALM - 1
TENNESSEE - 3 seen
BLACK & WHITE - 5
BLACKBURNIAN - 6
no Redstart, BT Blue, Nashville,but certainly could have been within the crowed.
Many birds were flycatching from the tree tops, and so many more were within the trees leaves moving around quickly. Also within were a flock of Waxwing and some other common stuff. Was an exciting 30 mins, and one of those events were you wish others were here with you!

Paul Carrier - Harwinton


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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:26:00 +0000 (GMT)
From: lpflynn at optonline.net
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Subject: [CT Birds] CONH, CHSW
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10/01/13 ?Norwalk,

Yard, ?6:25 At least a dozen COMMON NIGHT HAWKS passing, and 1 CHIMNEY SWIFT feeding.
I probably just caught the end of this.

Larry Flynn


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:38:43 -0400
From: Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
To: CTbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] To clarify
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Greg's son-in-law Mike and other federal employees are not part of the problem. They are being chewed up by the same arrogant, insensitive, uncaring, over-paid beaurocracy that had the gall to shut down the government in order to win a game of "Mine is Bigger".  Both sides of the aisle are to blame. They are as uncaring about our quality of life as they are about tar sands oil, fracking, wind turbines, missles into Syria, the first and fourth ammendment ( even the 2nd but guns do kill people), and the sacrificing of ANWR. 

I care about Mike , the employees at the Bird Banding Lab, and on and on. I don't care if anybody in washington gets re-elected. They need to stop thinking that we belong to them. That Bridge in Concord wasn't that long ago.

Careful of history...... 

Mark 


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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 18:57:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratfore Merlin
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Passing this along.


?From Amy Jarratt 

10/1, Stratford, my back yard near Housatonic River. Merlin stayed for 1/2 hour flying from tree to tree being chased by 5 crows.


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT




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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:50:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
To: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>,	CT Birds Submission
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Plum Island
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I had the opportunity to tour the Plum Island Animal Disease Center just a few years back.? It is really no big deal.? Ironically, since Homeland Security took over, the island is readily accessible to the public.? Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other groups routinely camp there.? We toured the island on a sunny June day and I was amazed, not by all the Black Skimmers and terns, but by the many lingering Harbor Seals.

We toured the entire island in a school bus on a narrow sandy trail, which brushed along the multiflora rose, staghorn sumach and poison ivy, past that "infamous" crumbling Building 257 (the Government employees get a laugh out of the speculation about that edifice) as well as the old bunkers.

I'm no pathobiologist, but it sure did look like a Level 3 Animal Disease facility to me. ? ? 

Steve Mayo
Bethany




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 From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
To: CT Birds Submission <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 5:46 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Plum Island
 

As many of you know Plum Island, where the U S government conducted various secret tests over the years, is now for sale. I just learned that Donald Trump has shown an interest in purchasing it. You know what that means. 
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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 04:23:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ricki Soucy <rickisoucy at yahoo.com>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] life birds
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Back yesterday from 10 days at a Mexican resort.? Had 4 life birds to add to my list.?
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1. Royal Terns, some still feeding young.
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2. Yellow Throated Warblers, most doing their up-side down foraging in the many palm trees on the resort.? Probably the most colorful of any warblers I've seen.
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3. Great Kiskadees, who were probably feeding young just outside the resort's fenced in pool area in back of our room block.? They would snatch small dragonflies out of the air and return to the same tree in the mangrove swamp, disappearing for minutes at a time.? They never appeared to eat any of those, but did land on a palm quite often to snap other bugs to eat themselves.
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4. Hooded Oriole.? Don't know if this is nesting time for them, but always saw pairs together.
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Also had mixed flocks of swallows and martins, including barn, rough winged, tree and cliff.? Small flocks of Little Blue Herons would stream by at sun rise, mostly white juvi's, with dark adults here and there.? Only one hummer, which I was unable to verify; it looked like a Rufus but as they are primarily west coast birds I tend to think it was a Central American bird I had no picture of in my Sibley book.
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Finally saw wild coatimundi nosing around at sun rise.? They are very noisy and forage in large groups, eating bugs, fallen palm fruits and flowers.
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All in all a very good?outing, just being able to use my glasses mostly from the room's balcony.
?
Ricki Soucy
Meriden

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