[CT Birds] Hamden: half-dozen Fox Sp., + Rusties
ashippee at snet.net
Fri Mar 28 14:39:55 EDT 2014
From Arthur Shippee:
03/28 - Hamden: North Lake Dr. -- 6 Fox Sparrows, 2 Rusty Blackbirds
NB: 1) where these Rusties come is not really public-access and 2) they come to the feeder very sporadically. While one might try the Hamden Land Trust parcel at Servoss & Mather, I'm sorry that I can't be a better host. If they're still at the Zipp's, there's a public path with good viewing, so you might reach out to them.
That was this morning; also circled upper Lake Whitney about noon. Highlights: FOY Phoebe, & Golden-crowned Kinglet (Flo: both RWA), & Green-winged Teal, along with dozens of Juncos. Also, FOY turtle (box?). Lots of noise.
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> Subject: eBird Report - Lake Whitney, Mar 28, 2014
> Date: March 28, 2014 at 1:41:51 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Lake Whitney, New Haven, US-CT
> Mar 28, 2014 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Also, saw FOY turtle, box I think -- although not much sun!
> 31 species
[X signifies presence, I wasn't counting individuals.]
> Canada Goose X But no big raft on the upper lake at this time.
> Mute Swan X
> Wood Duck X At least 8 males in various places
> American Black Duck X
> Mallard X
> Green-winged Teal 2 Pair feeding together.
> Ring-necked Duck X Quite a few in various locations (more than comm. mergs), mostly males.
> Bufflehead 1
> Hooded Merganser X Fair number, often in pairs -- more than common merg's.
> Common Merganser X Some, m&f, in a few places.
> Great Blue Heron 3 1) 1 was flying vaguely towards another who was calling; 2) 3 flying in a line.
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Ring-billed Gull X
> Herring Gull X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay X Several around, & chatty -- one did a very good gull imitation.
> American Crow X
> Black-capped Chickadee X Decent sized flock, with also w-b Nuthatch & G-c Kinglet
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 In with the chickadees.
> American Robin X
> European Starling X
> Song Sparrow X More than 1
> White-throated Sparrow X Some among the big Junco flock
> Dark-eyed Junco X Many -- several dozen? -- in kettle hole &c. owned by RWA & Hamden Land Trust, a continuing and chatty flock.
> Northern Cardinal X
> Red-winged Blackbird X Males claiming telephone poles in usual spots.
> Common Grackle X
> House Finch X
> House Sparrow X
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17629415
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