[CT Birds] More Ravens in Norwalk

Mike VanValen mikefuture95 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 7 21:44:35 EDT 2013


This afternoon, 10/07. Three Common Ravens calling and flying together above my neighborhood in Norwalk.

 
Mike C. Van Valen
Vice President
NAFHA - Northeast





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Today's Topics:

   1. Am I going mad? (Angeladimmitt at aol.com)
   2. Bishop's pond Meriden..... (Keith Mueller)
   3. Common Raven and Hummer question (Barbara Garrett)
   4. Hammo 2 Pectoral Sandpipers,,,,, (Keith Mueller)
   5. Re: Common Raven and Hummer question (Frank Mantlik)
   6. Re: Common Raven and Hummer question (Jim Pfeifer)
   7. Bolton Backyard (Ernest Harris)
   8. Visiting birder (Tom and Dorothy Wadlow)
   9. Windsor Locks (Paul Desjardins)
  10. Head to a hawk watch tomorrow! (Mntncougar at aol.com)
  11. Re: Head to a hawk watch tomorrow!
      (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
  12. Re: Common Raven and Hummer question (voros at sbcglobal.net)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 12:18:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Angeladimmitt at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Am I going mad?
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10/7 from Angela Dimmitt
Once before I said I'd heard a bunch of TVs making croaking noises - they  
were flying past and the noises went with them all the way from north to  
south.  Scorn was heaped upon me by you guys as TVs don't make  sounds.  
Lesson learned - or was it?  Well this weekend the same thing  happened twice:-  
1) a kettle of 6 TVs and 3 black vultures, close  by and same soft croaks.  
Maybe BVs croak??   2) yes, there was a  raven nearby, but two TVs were 180 
degrees opposite, quite far away and the  noise was coming from that 
direction, again as they moved sideways, no sign of a  raven over there.  Would not 
dreamed of mentioning if not on 2  consecutive days - but I am curious.  
And quite possibly going mad.   Scorn me if you will!!

ps small migrants scarfing down dogwood berries this morning (several WTSP, 
towhee, tanager, Swainson's thrush).  Also R-T hummer still at feeder  in 
Sherman yesterday.

Angela Dimmitt

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:06:04 -0400
From: Keith Mueller <kmueller at ntplx.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bishop's pond Meriden.....
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....50 wigeon, 5 g w teal, 1 hen shoveler.  
K Mueller

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:58:36 -0400
From: Barbara Garrett <barbaragarrett at optonline.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Common Raven and Hummer question
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Common Raven heard/seen over both days of the weekend (but not today) in my backyard forest/wetlands here in north Stamford.  Watched as it made an unsuccessful attempt to pick off a songbird; nearby crows were creating a raucous/fracas as it was very evident they didn't appreciate having the raven around.

Separately, has anyone been getting hummers still at their feeders?  Have kept mine up with the great hope of still having some migrants stop by.  Am wondering if it's now become a pipe-dream.

Barbara
north Stamford


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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:19:54 -0400
From: Keith Mueller <kmueller at ntplx.net>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo 2 Pectoral Sandpipers,,,,,
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.......in nature center parking lot hunkered down out of the wind. Close views
K Mueller

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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 11:10:19 -0700
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Barbara Garrett <barbaragarrett at optonline.net>
Cc: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Raven and Hummer question
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In Stratford, we've still been getting a RT Hummingbird in our yard flowers (salvia, etc) this past weekend.
Linda Mantlik

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On Oct 7, 2013, at 10:58 AM, Barbara Garrett <barbaragarrett at optonline.net> wrote:

> Common Raven heard/seen over both days of the weekend (but not today) in my backyard forest/wetlands here in north Stamford.  Watched as it made an unsuccessful attempt to pick off a songbird; nearby crows were creating a raucous/fracas as it was very evident they didn't appreciate having the raven around.
> 
> Separately, has anyone been getting hummers still at their feeders?  Have kept mine up with the great hope of still having some migrants stop by.  Am wondering if it's now become a pipe-dream.
> 
> Barbara
> north Stamford
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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:54:51 +0000
From: Jim Pfeifer <Jim.Pfeifer at erm.com>
To: Barbara Garrett <barbaragarrett at optonline.net>, CT Birds
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Raven and Hummer question
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Barbara, my mother had a hummer at her flowers/feeder in Enfield on Saturday morning.  So, there is still a chance.

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From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Barbara Garrett
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 1:59 PM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Common Raven and Hummer question

Common Raven heard/seen over both days of the weekend (but not today) in my backyard forest/wetlands here in north Stamford.  Watched as it made an unsuccessful attempt to pick off a songbird; nearby crows were creating a raucous/fracas as it was very evident they didn't appreciate having the raven around.

Separately, has anyone been getting hummers still at their feeders?  Have kept mine up with the great hope of still having some migrants stop by.  Am wondering if it's now become a pipe-dream.

Barbara
north Stamford
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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:29:06 -0400
From: Ernest Harris <pdlqlt at mac.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bolton Backyard
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10/7/13- Bolton Backyard- 8-9AM:     WHITE-THROATED SPARROW ( first of the fall) and YELLOW-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (FOY). Ernie


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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:18:39 -0400
From: "Tom and Dorothy Wadlow" <joyant at att.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Visiting birder
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Hi Roy,



I live in Stonington and would be happy to take Juliet birding in this area.
Could you send me her email or send her mine.



Thanks,



Dorothy Wadlow



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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:24:17 -0400
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor Locks
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This afternoon at Spring Park a flurry of warbler activity with 7 species noted, best of which was a Tennessee Warbler.


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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 19:36:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mntncougar at aol.com
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Subject: [CT Birds] Head to a hawk watch tomorrow!
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Looks like Bill Banks has grabbed the brass ring at  the Lighthouse Point 
carousel this year, because it's his day to count  tomorrow and currently the 
conditions look great - for the third Tuesday  this  year. Northwest winds, 
12-21 mph are predicted along with a lot of  sunshine (and hopefully, some 
clouds). A great chance to see lots of hawks and  have fun helping to spot 
them. Come on  down!

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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:19:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Mntncougar at aol.com" <Mntncougar at aol.com>,
    "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Head to a hawk watch tomorrow!
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Don is spot-on.?? 'No need to fret about "waiting for the second day of a passing front."? It ain't September; this isn't Wachusett.? At Lighthouse, at peak season, when the "big fan turns on", the hawk flight can be almost instantaneous.? A wind shift at midnight or even later, is plenty of time.? And the higher the wind speed, the closer the hawks.? If the winds stay strong, be sure to bring your cameras.? Even if you sleep in and miss all the finches, and other early morning passerines, it should be good all day.

Steve Mayo
Bethany







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Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 7:36 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Head to a hawk watch tomorrow!


Looks like Bill Banks has grabbed the brass ring at? the Lighthouse Point 
carousel this year, because it's his day to count? tomorrow and currently the 
conditions look great - for the third Tuesday? this? year. Northwest winds, 
12-21 mph are predicted along with a lot of? sunshine (and hopefully, some 
clouds). A great chance to see lots of hawks and? have fun helping to spot 
them. Come on? down!
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Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:40:02 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Raven and Hummer question
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