[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2443, Issue 4

Robert Reginio robert.reginio at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 21:56:28 EST 2013


Date 10 nov 2013 10:30 am  
first winter female blackpol warbler fisher meadow,Avon
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>   1. continuing Litchfield Black Scoter hen (Jamie Meyers)
>   2. Re: GOSHAWK (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
>   3. Re: unidentified migrators (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
>   4. FOS yard junco: Waterford (Sailcarm)
>   5. Lighthouse Point Park - 5 Golden Eagles
>      (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
>   6. Westport Highlights- jaeger sp. & Cave Swallow
>      (Tina and Peter Green)
>   7. Assorted Reports (Roy Harvey)
>   8. Bufflehead and Black Scoters (Douglas Beach)
>   9. East Lyme (Roy Harvey)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:24:00 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Jamie Meyers <ctredbird2 at comcast.net>
> To: ctbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] continuing Litchfield Black Scoter hen
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>> From Jamie Meyers: 
> 11/3 -- Litchfield, North Bay of Bantam Lake as seen from the Town Beach -- the female BLACK SCOTER continues, this afternoon in the company of 2 Ruddy Ducks. 
> 
> Spurred on by Black Scoter reports from east of me, I decided to make a run at the large bodies of water that are relatively nearby. Barkhamsted and Nepaug Reservoirs were completely empty, as was the section of Colebrook Lake that can be seen from the Goodwin Dam. I have never seen that body of water so low. A consolation prize for me were 5 Green-winged Teal south of the Saville Dam, in the north end of Lake McDonough. Disappointed, I went down to Litchfield for the scoter to add her to my year (and Litchfield town) list. Bantam Lake had decent numbers of Ruddy Ducks and a few Bufflehead. 'Twas bloody cold in the wind. 
> 
> I appreciate seeing the other scoter reports on here even though I didn't have time to chase them. I quite enjoy looking for those tight, nervous flocks on inland lakes. Seems like there are one or two November days in particular that are good for them, along with other scoters and sometimes grebes and Oldsquaw too. Today appears to have been mildly good in that regard. Perhaps tomorrow might be as well, with more cold coming -- though the scoters seldom stick on inland lakes more than a day. 
> 
> Jamie Meyers 
> Canton, CT 
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 14:26:54 -0800 (PST)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>,
>    "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] GOSHAWK
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> Indeed it was.? 
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> At Lighthouse, we had one juv. Northern Goshawk, a slew of Red-tails - and a LPP record 5 Golden Eagles.? 
> 
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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> Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:38 PM
> Subject: [CT Birds] GOSHAWK
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> 
> At 4:00 this afternoon, while pulling up Beets in the garden, I hear a roukus?
> of Ravens above. I look up, and see 3 Raven dive bombing an adult GOSHAWK!
> 
> Throughout the day above the yard, I saw at least 5 Redtail Hawks moving.?
> Must have been a great day today for them migrating at the Hawk watches.
> 
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 14:37:06 -0800 (PST)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>,    Bird List Serve
>    <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] unidentified migrators
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> Bev,
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> In early November, Common Grackles and other blackbirds move near the coast, just after dawn, in huge clouds.? We had 32,000 Grackles this morning at Lighthouse.? That's my guess! 
> 
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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> From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
> Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2013 8:13 AM
> Subject: [CT Birds] unidentified migrators
> 
> 
> 11/3? Orange,
> I took an early neighborhood walk this morning in Orange.? As I walked at
> intersection of Martin Lane & Christian Circle (7:30AM) I heard lots of
> honking and looked up to see 2 flocks of Canada Geese in lines.? But then
> what caught my eye were hundreds/thousands of tiny dark flecks high up in
> the sky.
> These birds were on the same path (flying east to west) as the Canadas,
> following behind and this flock (hard for me to estimate but it had to be
> hundreds, probably thousands) continued for about 2 minutes as I continued
> to watch in awe.? Even though I couldn't identify them, it was the
> most (assumed) migrators, I personally have seen, other than in photos or
> videos.? It was amazingly awesome? (not enough adjectives).
> Bev Propen, Orange
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 17:42:12 -0500
> From: Sailcarm <sailcarm at aol.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] FOS yard junco: Waterford
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> Just to let nearby folks in SE CT know that I had my first yard Junco today mixed in with a frantically feeding flock of about 15 WT Sparrows.  
> 
> Carolyn Cimino
> Waterford
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 16:09:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 5 Golden Eagles
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> 286 hawks today!? A whopping 14 species, including late Broad-wing and Osprey and a juvenile Northern Goshawk with virtually no tail (molting retrices).? But the highlight was a record 5 Golden Eagles, 1 during the 11-12 hour and 4 during 12-1 pm.? 
> 
> The morning especially brought clouds of blackbirds and other migrants:? Com Loon 2, DC Cormorant 24, Brant 30, Can Goose 207, Gr Yellowlegs 1, Killdeer 1, numerous Gulls, E Phoebe 2, 23 Am Crow, Com Raven 1, Bl Jay 14, No RW Swallow 1, Barn Swallow 1, Tree Swallow 31, BG Gnatcher (woods near feeders) 1, GC Kinglet 1, Kinglet sp 4, Ea Blubird 79, Am Robin 1450+, Thrush sp 5, Am Pipit 18, Ced Waxwing 388, YR Warbler 14, Palm Warbler 1, Warbler sp 20, Sav sparrow 3, N Junco 38, Ea Meadowlark 3, BH Cowbird 1700+, RW Blackbird 2770, Com Grackle 31,600+, Pur Finch 29, Ho Finch 14+, Am Goldfinch 16
> 
> Also, 1 Monarch Butterfly, 1 Sulfur.
> 
> Many thanks to all the help and visitors:? Lynn James, Dori Sosensky, Dana Campbell, Steve Oresman, Howie Sternberg, Phil Rausch, Glen Williams, Lisa and Pete Wahl (and Elvis), Julian Hough, Nick Bonomo, Judy Moore, Paul Roberts, Sulmaan Kahn, Matt Male, Ken Merrifield, Bobbie Fisher, Sol Satin, Maria Stockmal, Peter Moore,? Michael Donofrio, Paul Wolter, Jim Cortina, et al
> 
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:22:16 -0500
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Westport Highlights- jaeger sp. & Cave Swallow
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> 11/3/13- Westport- 
> Burying Hill Beach- Lesser Black-backed Gull continues
> 
> Sherwood Island SP- 7 duck species on the Mill Pond including 2 Lesser Scaup,Great Egret,1 jaeger species( distant scope views of the bird flying east to west, my many hours of sea watching on the Outer Cape for the last six summers helped me today!),1 Cave Swallow,11 Hermit Thrush(all on the west side of the park),2 Common Yellowthroats.
> In part with AJ & Sue Hand.
> 
> Tina Green
> Westport
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> Message: 7
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:44:53 -0800 (PST)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Assorted Reports
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> Passing these along.
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> 
> ?From. Rick macsuga
> 11/3/13-south Windsor,vibert rd-120 black scoter,pintail,buffleheads.
> East Hartford,linear trail,osprey,greater yellowlegs,5 pectoral sandpiper,yellow bellied sapsucker,brown creeper.
> 
> 
> ?From Cindi Kobak:
> 11/03/13 - North Guilford backyard -- YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and BROWN
> CREEPER
> 
> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:11:53 -0500
> From: Douglas Beach <beachgolfdesign at att.net>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Bufflehead and Black Scoters
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> Approximately 12 Bufflehead and 30-40 Black Scoters observed Sunday afternoon in the south Pond of Congamond Lakes.  Birds were technically in Southwick, MA waters but could be seen from the eastern shoreline in Suffield, CT.
> 
> On Saturday at Great Pond in Simsbury: 1 Pectoral Sandpiper
> 
> Doug Beach
> Simsbury 
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:13:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] East Lyme
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> Passing this along.
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> 
> 
> ?From Annette Nejaime Pasek
> 11/03/13 - East Lyme, Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve -- 3 Brown Creeper.
> 
> 
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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