[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2474, Issue 2

Donna Buckley dleeyak at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 4 23:02:43 EST 2013


RE: Snowy Owl @ Hammo
Glen Williams reported hearsay of the Snowy that was perched on the jetty for approx 3 hours, being flushed out by a photographer. Please get your info correct before passing on misinformation. I was one of many photographers/birders who respectfully kept a distance on the beach. Not one person went on the jetty or pushed their luck with the bird. She eventually left being chased by a gang of gulls. We all have to put the bird's welfare first and work together to make their environment as safe for them as possible. Thank you



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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert! (Joe Zygala)
   2. Re: Barnacle goose (Jamie Meyers)
   3. Milford Point Breakwater - Snowy Owls (John Marshall)
   4. Passing along reports (Comins, Patrick)
   5. Fw:  Barnacle goose (Phil Asprelli)
   6. Re: Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert! (Comins, Patrick)
   7. Newington Shoveler (Roy Zartarian)
   8. Re: Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert! (Glenn Williams)
   9. Re: Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert! (Sara Zagorski)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 12:13:35 -0500
From: Joe Zygala <shilohdad01 at gmail.com>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert!
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Here is a link that was posted on the NYSbirds-L list concerning a Snowy Owl that is now in rehab. It turned out to be emaciated. Let's not pressure these birds.

http://bashakillbirder.wordpress.com

Joe Zygala
South Salem, NY (a.k.a., West Ridgefield?)

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 4, 2013, at 11:41 AM, "David F Provencher (Generation - 4)" <david.f.provencher at dom.com> wrote:
> 
> The Snowy Owl that was seen on Millstone Point last Wednesday has been found dead. We examined the bird and it was severely emaciated, it certainly appears to have succumbed to starvation or a malnutrition related illness. It is very likely that ALL Snowy Owls currently in southern New England are underfed and possibly critically so. There will undoubtedly be more birds that succumb, so it is imperative that we do everything we can to not add additional stress to these birds. Please make any all observations from a distance and please do NOT approach them.
> 
> Dave Provencher
> 
> 
> 



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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 17:15:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: Jamie Meyers <ctredbird2 at comcast.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle goose
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I made a run for this bird this morning but there were zero geese present at Fisher Meadow around 10 AM. I then ran the route down to and through the Farmington Meadows. There were maybe 500 geese total, all Canadas. West Hartford Reservoir 6 would be a logical roosting spot for this goose. Perhaps many of them were still there but I didn't go home that to check. 

Even the larger bodies of water up here are beginning to freeze. I'm getting ... sleepy ... wake me up when spring comes! 

Jamie Meyers 
Canto, CT 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Lea Kessler" <lkshaw1 at hotmail.com> 
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:53:07 PM 
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle goose 

I saw a barnacle goose today at 1 pm in a large flock of Canada geese on Spring Lake in Fisher Meadow Park in Avon. The lake is mostly frozen over but there is an area free of ice at the far end, and that is where the geese are. Two of the Canada geese had wide yellow bands on their necks. There were some lovely bluebirds by the parking lot too. 

Lea 
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 12:23:48 -0500
From: John Marshall <johnmarshall47 at gmail.com>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Milford Point Breakwater - Snowy Owls
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From John Marshall:
12/4/13 - Milford Point Breakwater, seen from Short Beach in Stratford. -- 2 SNOWY OWL

John Marshall
Watertown
http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/

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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 17:26:23 +0000
From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Passing along reports
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>From Russ Naylor:
He had an Evening Grosbeak on the 29th on Washington Ave in Woodbury, but the bird did not stick around.

He also has had a Greater White-fronted Goose in Newtown at Ram Pasture Sugar Street in Downtown Newtown.  He thinks it may have been a Greenland race.    It has been there since 11/25.

Patrick


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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:27:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Phil Asprelli <aspr82 at sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Fw:  Barnacle goose
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I scanned the large flock on Seymour Rd. in E Granby?6 times this morning. No luck. I then passed by Day Hill Rd. in Windsor with the same results. (We'll always have the Fork-tailed fly catcher to dwell upon.)
Phil Asprelli
North Haven


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Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Barnacle goose


I made a run for this bird this morning but there were zero geese present at Fisher Meadow around 10 AM. I then ran the route down to and through the Farmington Meadows. There were maybe 500 geese total, all Canadas. West Hartford Reservoir 6 would be a logical roosting spot for this goose. Perhaps many of them were still there but I didn't go home that to check. 

Even the larger bodies of water up here are beginning to freeze. I'm getting ... sleepy ... wake me up when spring comes! 

Jamie Meyers 
Canto, CT 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Lea Kessler" <lkshaw1 at hotmail.com> 
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:53:07 PM 
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle goose 

I saw a barnacle goose today at 1 pm in a large flock of Canada geese on Spring Lake in Fisher Meadow Park in Avon. The lake is mostly frozen over but there is an area free of ice at the far end, and that is where the geese are. Two of the Canada geese had wide yellow bands on their necks. There were some lovely bluebirds by the parking lot too. 

Lea 
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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 17:28:39 +0000
From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
To: Joe Zygala <shilohdad01 at gmail.com>, "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org"
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert!
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And there are some thoughts that rodent populations in coastal areas were severely depleted by the tidal flooding of both Sandy and Irene (and the 2013 Blizzarcaine).  Who knows if populations have rebounded, but the hunting grounds may be lean here.



-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Joe Zygala
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:14 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert!

Here is a link that was posted on the NYSbirds-L list concerning a Snowy Owl that is now in rehab. It turned out to be emaciated. Let's not pressure these birds.

http://bashakillbirder.wordpress.com

Joe Zygala
South Salem, NY (a.k.a., West Ridgefield?)

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 4, 2013, at 11:41 AM, "David F Provencher (Generation - 4)" <david.f.provencher at dom.com> wrote:
> 
> The Snowy Owl that was seen on Millstone Point last Wednesday has been found dead. We examined the bird and it was severely emaciated, it certainly appears to have succumbed to starvation or a malnutrition related illness. It is very likely that ALL Snowy Owls currently in southern New England are underfed and possibly critically so. There will undoubtedly be more birds that succumb, so it is imperative that we do everything we can to not add additional stress to these birds. Please make any all observations from a distance and please do NOT approach them.
> 
> Dave Provencher
> 
> 
> 

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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 12:56:51 -0500
From: Roy Zartarian <royz at royzartarian.com>
To: ct birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Newington Shoveler
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12/4/2013 - Newington, Mill Pond - 1 male Northern Shoveler initially
spotted by Anita Shaffer earlier in the week.  I found the bird at about
8:15 this morning but it could not be located at noon. It's the first
either of us has seen in town.

Roy Zartarian
Newington


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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:49:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com>
To: "David F Provencher \(Generation - 4\)"
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert!
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There have been multiple reports of people getting too close and flushing Snowy Owls in neighboring states- particularly by people?trying to take pictures with cell phones or small cameras.?This happened to the Snowy Owl at Hammonassett recently.? I was told that it was flushed from one jetty to another and eventually left the area completely (at least for that day).
?
Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 14:21:24 -0500
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz at sbcglobal.net>
To: Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com>
Cc: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Snowy Owl Death/Condition Alert!
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This also happened in Bridgeport last Thursday. The owl was in the landfill next to Seaside Park, sitting on a dump truck on a road that went into the landfill. There was a locked gate at the main road to prevent entry, but there was a space where the 2 gates met to be locked. After I left the site I was told that people had walked into the area through the space in the gate and flushed the owl.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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On Dec 4, 2013, at 1:49 PM, Glenn Williams <gswilliams9 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> There have been multiple reports of people getting too close and flushing Snowy Owls in neighboring states- particularly by people trying to take pictures with cell phones or small cameras. This happened to the Snowy Owl at Hammonassett recently.  I was told that it was flushed from one jetty to another and eventually left the area completely (at least for that day).
>  
> Glenn Williams
> Mystic
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