[CT Birds] Hamden: half-dozen Fox Sp., + Rusties

Arthur Shippee 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.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: do-not-reply at ebird.org
> 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
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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