[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2492, Issue 2

Donna Buckley dleeyak at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 23 10:44:15 EST 2013


RE: Rescued Snowy at Long Beach, Stratford. The rescuer was Todd from A Place Called Hope in Killingworth. Please 'Like' their FB page and you can follow the Snowy and find out how things are going. Todd told us that the bird did not have oil on it, it was sludge from the water. He is emaciated, no broken bones. He is on IV fluids and being forced fed at the moment and holding his own. Fingers crossed. Please give your support to APCH so they can continue to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release! Have a great day :)



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Today's Topics:

   1. Red-necked Grebe, New London (Brendan Murthy)
   2. Branford Canvasback (pwolter6 at earthlink.net)
   3. Wallingford bsckya (Nick Ferrauolo)
   4. 12-22 Greenwich Point Pipits (Cynthia Ehlinger)
   5. Grass island-Gannets (Stefan Martin)
   6. Leucistic Robin (Dan Rottino)
   7. Raucous Raven (Beverly Propen)
   8. Stratford-Milford CBC: Seaside Park (Alex Burdo)
   9. Snow geese, Avery Pond (Timothy L Thompson)
  10. Stratford-Milford CBC - BALTIMORE ORIOLE (and Plenty of    Snowy
      Owls) (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
  11. Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, Stratford (Mntncougar at aol.com)
  12. Area "Z" Stratford/Milford CBC 12/22 (Frank Mantlik)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 12:28:21 -0500
From: Brendan Murthy <bmskua at sbcglobal.net>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Red-necked Grebe, New London
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New London Harbor, from the Orient Point Ferry-
1 RED-NECKED GREBE, seen well close to the boat, amongst a small group of Common Loons.

Due to the heavy fog, the rest of the ferryride was very quiet, highlights being a few Gannets and a mixed Scoter flock.

Brendan Murtha
Norwalk

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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:37:29 +0000
From: pwolter6 at earthlink.net
To: "CT Birds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Branford Canvasback
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12/22/13 Branford, River behind the Center Cemetary. This morning one drake Canvasback with Green-winged Teal, and Hooded Mergansers.
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 12:43:51 -0500
From: Nick Ferrauolo <naferrauolo1999 at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Wallingford bsckya
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Today at 12:00 on my feeder
2 cardinals
1 eadtern towhee
10 black capped chickadees

Nick F


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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:21:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Cynthia Ehlinger <cehlinger at sbcglobal.net>
To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] 12-22 Greenwich Point Pipits
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>From Cynthia Ehlinger
12/22 Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich
2 AMERICAN PIPITS in new woodland near Clambake area

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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:31:31 -0500
From: Stefan Martin <nafets519 at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Grass island-Gannets
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Just had 2 adult gannets flying around the sound in between grass island and island beach (seen from grass island). Also, this morning I had 1 American Coot and 1 female common merg. Lesser scaup and gadwall still present in the teens. 

Stefan Martin

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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:43:05 -0500
From: Dan Rottino <rottino at hotmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Leucistic Robin
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From Emily Rottino and Family with Jack Faller:
12/22/13 -- Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP- 2:30pm; 1 Leucistic AMERICAN ROBIN, found by Emily in the campground area.  Head and upper back gray, underparts off white, lower back and wing tips white, orange beak.  Jack got photos.

Bird.
Eat.
Sleep.
Repeat.
Dan Rottino
East Haddam

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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:49:13 -0500
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Raucous Raven
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12/22  Orange yard.
One very raucous Raven flew over my yard, pursued by 3 blue jays.
I have seen 2 Ravens in the neighborhood in the past, but this is the first
that was "in" /over my yard.
Bev Propen, Orange


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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:38:26 -0500
From: Alex Burdo <aburdo10 at gmail.com>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Cc: charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford-Milford CBC: Seaside Park
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>From Charlie Barnard and Alex Burdo:
12/22/13 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park and environs (as part of the
Stratford-Milford CBC; from 6:40am-9am) -- 1 first cycle ICELAND GULL, 1
COMMON RAVEN, 1 GRAY CATBIRD, 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR. Also Horned Grebe,
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, 100 Horned Lark, 80
Snow Bunting, 1 American Tree Sparrow. 32 species total (plus 3 American
Black Duck x Mallard, Scaup sp. and Cormorant sp.).

Photos of the Iceland Gull and Lapland Longspur are posted here:
http://floridascrubjay.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/1222-stratford-milford-cbc-seaside-park/

Alex Burdo
Fairfield


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Message: 9
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:03:19 -0500
From: Timothy L Thompson <twodogs77 at sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Snow geese, Avery Pond
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12/22 - 4:00pm - Avery Pond, Preston, CT.  2 Snow geese, Rhuddy ducks, Ring-necked duck, American Black ducks, Mallards and est. 500 plus Canada geese coming and going, great landing and take-off views easily seen with bins at end of boat launch. Whole lot of honkin' goin' on!

Timothy L. Thompson
Norwich, Ct.
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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:54:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
To: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford-Milford CBC - BALTIMORE ORIOLE (and
    Plenty of    Snowy Owls)
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Preliminary results indicate 106 plus several count period species. Highlights included drake Eurasian Wigeon (Short Beach, Stratford) , Rough-legged Hawk (Milford Point), Clapper Rail (Silver Sands), several N Gannet, 2 Iceland Gull (Milford and Seaside Park), Ruddy Turnstone (Silver Sands), Razorbill (Lordship), Lapland Longspur (Seaside Park) and Baltimore Oriole (Milford).? 


There were as many as 4 Snowy Owls:?? 1 on the Fayerweather Island Lighthouse (Seaside Park), 2 in the Long Beach area of Lordship and one on the sandbar off Milford Point.?

Steve Mayo
Bethany


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Message: 11
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:31:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Mntncougar at aol.com
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, Stratford
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I just got a phone call from a gentleman, Phil Maddalena,   who I was with 
yesterday while observing  the 2 Snowy Owls that were  at Long Beach. We had 
seen the one down near Pleasure Beach first and then  walked back up, 
having been told that there was another bird perched on the  fence near the last 
house. I mentioned in my post late last night that I had a  feeling the 2nd 
bird was not well:

" 2nd bird on the end of the  fence  onto the beach from the last house on 
Oak Bluff Ave. That bird struck me   as not doing well. Eyes were closed 
almost all the time, very seldom  looked  around at all. Tail and underbelly 
appeared dirty. Seemed oblivious  to many  
birders around it, sometimes very close. It was apparently in  the same 
spot 
for  the entire 4 hours plus I was at the beach."

Phil called me to say that when he went back today with a  birder friend 
the Owl was still on the fence, one post back. I had mentioned to  him that I 
thought the bird was ill and when they saw it today it was apparently  even 
more obvious. They got in touch with a rehabber (I believe, first name was  
"Tod") who came out, looked at the bird and subsequently was able to walk up 
and  just take it off the post in his hands. He said that the bird was 
emaciated and  probably near death.  The soiled plumage I mentioned was from 
oil, and  the bird's feathers were soaking wet. If it had not been so warm it  
probably would have frozen to death (my thought).
This is all I know at this point. Phil is a member of this  list, although 
he does not post, and I've asked that he or his friend will post  some more 
details of what was done and said. We can only cross our fingers that  the 
bird will pull through. Apparently the rehabber mentioned that another Snowy  
had been rehabilitated and released at Hammo today. If anyone knows more 
details  of that I would like to know them as I assume we all would. Nice to 
hear some  good news once in a while.

Don  Morgan
Coventry

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Message: 12
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:27:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Area "Z" Stratford/Milford CBC 12/22
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>From Frank Mantlik, with Tina Green,
12/22 Stratford CBC Area "Z" highlights:
Stratford Point - 3+ Northern Gannets, 1 Razorbill, Eurasian Wigeon (and at Short Beach), Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Sikorsky Airport (East side) - Merlin, Peregrine Falcon.
Birdseye Boat Ramp - Green-winged Teal, 9 Am. Coot, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, white-winged gull, sp.
Stratford Marina (Broad St.) - 4 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 2 Greater Yellowlegs.
Frash Pond - 26 Canvasbacks.


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