[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2558, Issue 1

Sheril Frano sfrano at att.net
Wed Feb 26 10:09:45 EST 2014

Thought you guys may be interested in the following event next month at the Peabody:

"Here and There Across the Continents with Roseate and Common Terns"

Hays, an ornithologist and the director of the American Museum of 
Natural History’s Great Gull Island Project, will discuss research on 
the Roseate Tern and Common Tern on Great Gull Island at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. She will also share details from work completed 
in South America. This illustrated talk will show Great Gull Island, 
maps of routes taken by terns from Great Gull Island to Brazil and 
Argentina, and those cooperators in South America. Hays will also 
discuss work that first began in the Azores and Puerto Rico when some of the birds banded on Great Gull Island were discovered there.

March 6, 2014

5:30 pm
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Free and Open to the Public


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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: True sign of spring? (Mntncougar at aol.com)
   2. Southbury Glaucous Gulls (Comins, Patrick)
   3. Passenger Pigeons revisited (Milan Bull)
   4. Enfield (Paul Desjardins)
   5. Bald Eagles (gstrassdmd)
   6. Adult Iceland Gull, Eastern Point, Groton (Timothy L Thompson)
   7. Eared Grebe, Greenwich Pt (Sara Zagorski)
   8. Re: first sign of spring (Don Crockett)
   9. Eagles in Enfield (louise tucker)
  10. Norwalk Black Vultures (Roy Harvey)
  11. Snowy owl myths | Project SNOWstorm (elphick at sbcglobal.net)


Message: 1
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:55:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Mntncougar at aol.com
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] True sign of spring?
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Bird songs. Always the Titmice first, sometimes as early as the  end of 
January. But they seem to awake the spirit in the others. Cardinals  quickly 
follow, and of course, the Carolina Wrens. And before long we have the  
screaming of the returning Red-shoulders and the waking cheer-ups of the Robins.  
The Juncos babble all winter of course, but by the end of February there 
seems  to be a bit of glee mixed in with their scolding. Today I heard my first 
Red-wing. Now spring is un-stoppable.  

Don  Morgan


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:59:20 +0000
From: "Comins, Patrick" <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Southbury Glaucous Gulls
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I had 2 Glaucous Gulls at Mitchell Farm on the way in to work this am.  Stopped by at lunchtime with Keith Mueller and both, perhaps a 3rd were there.  Keith had an Iceland as well.

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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:48:21 -0500
From: Milan Bull <mbull at ctaudubon.org>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Passenger Pigeons revisited
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Feb. 25, 2014
From:  Milan Bull

Introducing the author, and marking the 100th anniversary of the Passenger Pigeon's demise, Connecticut Audubon Society and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will present Joel Greenberg, author of the acclaimed new book A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction, on Wednesday, March 12, at Kroon Hall in New Haven.

The talk starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Kroon Hall is located at 195 Prospect Street, New Haven.

Greenberg, the author of three previous books, is a research associate of the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum. His presentation, including a selection of photos and illustrations, will compare the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon to the extensive effort being made to save two contemporary birds - Whooping Cranes and Kirtland's Warblers - from extinction.

In addition, the Peabody Museum will display the preserved skins of Passenger Pigeons in its collection. The March 12 talk will be Greenberg's only appearance in Connecticut.

A Feathered River Across the Sky has been extensively praised by reviewers. The New Yorker called the book "equal parts natural history, elegy, and environmental outcry... A painstaking researcher, Greenberg writes with a naturalist's curiosity about the birds... Answering even basic questions about the passenger pigeon requires a sort of forensic ornithology, which gives Feathered River Across the Sky an unexpected poignancy at the very points where it is most nature-nerdy."

The Wall Street Journal said, "Joel Greenberg has done prodigious research into the literature of the passenger pigeon and lays much of it out in this book. For that effort, all who care about the living world owe him a debt of gratitude."

Copies of A Feathered River Across the Sky will be available for sale and to be signed by the author at the conclusion of the presentation.

Although the talk is free, space is limited. Please RSVP to tandersen at ctaudubon.org<mailto:tandersen at ctaudubon.org>.


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:28:30 -0500
From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Enfield
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Not as many ducks both in number and species as recently this morning at the Barnes boat launch. Best were 4 Northern Pintails.


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:42:41 -0500 (EST)
From: gstrassdmd <gstrassdmd at aol.com>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagles
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Three bald eagles seen at Aspectuck Reservoir, Easton,  from 2-2:30 PM today- one perched to the South, 2 soaring in the air. 


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:58:05 -0500
From: Timothy L Thompson <twodogs77 at sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Adult Iceland Gull, Eastern Point, Groton
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02-25-14 4:51 pm - Adult ICELAND GULL, 11 WIGEON, BRANT, MALLARDS and the usual Gull assortment. Nice plumage on the Adult ICELAND! With the setting sun, nice pink legs against the crisp white plumage. 

Timothy L. Thompson
Norwich, CT

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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:55:55 -0500
From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz at sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Eared Grebe, Greenwich Pt
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2/25 - Greenwich Pt

The Eared Grebe continues this afternoon in the same location, by the entrance booths on the Sound side, close to shore.

Brian Toal

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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:58:26 -0500
From: Don Crockett <doncrockett63 at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] first sign of spring
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Returning Osprey.


Don Crockett
Great Blue Media Works - http://greatblue.com
New Britain, CT
doncrockett63 (at) gmail.com

People say believe half of what you see,
son, and none of what you hear.
                         -- Marvin Gaye

We can't fall any further
if we can't feel ordinary love.
We cannot reach any higher
if we can't deal with ordinary love.
                         -- U2


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:48:26 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: [CT Birds] Eagles in Enfield
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>From St. Patrick's Cemetery. at 5:30pm, I observed 2 immature (year old) eagles circling over the Connecticut River in Enfield. I watched them for about 5 minutes, then they flew west.
Yesterday, I saw one Killdeer feeding in an opened cemetery plot.
The day before the big storm, I found a small flock of Snow Buntings in the cemetery. They too were feeding in open plowed cemetery plots.
I have not seen them since.
Louise P. Tucker
Enfield, CT


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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:35:14 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: [CT Birds] Norwalk Black Vultures
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Passing this along.

?From Jalna Jaeger:
Norwalk, feb 25, Route 7 atop total wine
3 BLACK VULTURES, perhaps awaiting store opening?

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT


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Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:53:27 -0500
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Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy owl myths | Project SNOWstorm
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This blog post may be of interest:


Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT


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