[CT Birds] Hamden: various: Fwd: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 20, 2014

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Mon Jan 20 17:06:09 EST 2014

Rusty Blackbird update:  at our feeders, I saw 2 F yesterday.  It's been a while since I've seen the North Lake flock, last reported by Stephen Broker, 1/8.  
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A mid-day walk around upper Lake Whitney, Hamden, produced 28 species.  Highlights: G-C Kinglet, heard then seen;  Carolina Wren, heard;  a big flock of Starlings with a number of Robins (& some Cowbirds);  a couple of G.B. Heron;  a bunch of Mallards;  and a Song Sparrow.  Wonder who will be around tomorrow?

(Flo, if you need any of these for RWA property reporting, ask for details.)

eBird report:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: do-not-reply at ebird.org
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 20, 2014
> Date: January 20, 2014 4:41:07 PM EST
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, US-CT
> Jan 20, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 28 species (+1 other taxa)
> Canada Goose  35     Or more, flying in.
> Mute Swan  4     2 pair.  I'm sexing by the pairings.
> Mallard  38     M/F pair;  MM/F trio;  M/F pair;  29 mixed;  M/F pair.
> Hooded Merganser  2     Pair
> Great Blue Heron  2     1) North shore of Lake Whitney, just W of Mather;  2) on NE shore of L.W. to NE of Mather, behind the peninsula.
> Turkey Vulture  1
> Accipiter sp.  1     That quieted down the Starlings for a moment, although many scrambled & followed it, not mobbing close, but clearly following.
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Ring-billed Gull  70     Or more, in clear water on Lake Whitney above the Waite St. bridge,
> Herring Gull  7     Or more, among Ring-billed
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
> Mourning Dove  4
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     Servoss/North Lake meadow
> Blue Jay  2
> American Crow  1
> Black-capped Chickadee  X     Some seen in several places, but maybe same ones.  3+ at least.
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2     Together, perhaps a pair.
> Carolina Wren  1     Servoss/North Lake meadow
> Golden-crowned Kinglet  1     At least 1, among some Chickadees, in small kettle just W of Mather St. by Lake Whitney.
> American Robin  20     Or more, in a mixed flock with 80+ Starlings and some Cowbirds.  It was moving slowly N. from either side of Servoss St. just E. of Mather through North Lake Dr. towards Lake Whitney.  The center had moved a few hundred yards in the hour or so from first seen to seen again.
> European Starling  80     Or more.  See details of this mixed flock under Robin
> Song Sparrow  1     Perhaps 2.  Sighted twice, about half mile apart, over ice, longer if traveling by bush.
> White-throated Sparrow  1     Near Juncos
> Dark-eyed Junco  6     Servoss & North Lake meadow
> Northern Cardinal  2     Together & chattering, but couldn't see clearly to sex by sight.
> Brown-headed Cowbird  3     Or more, in the Starling flock, see details under Robin
> American Goldfinch  10
> House Sparrow  4     or more
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16450644
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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