[CT Birds] Hamden - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Aug 6, 2014
ashippee at snet.net
Wed Aug 6 18:36:35 EDT 2014
Hamden: upper Lake Whitney. An afternoon stroll, but some good birds. M. Kingfisher feeding F., presumably immature: gave her the fish, which she held in her beak, thinking about it for a good minute. It was a pretty big fish. Perhaps 5 Great Blue Heron in four locations, and a four-heronid day. Fewer swallows & no swifts; no robins!; fewer cat birds.
Btw, there will be a Lake Whitney draw down pretty soon, delayed from earlier; I'll try to alert people, as it may attract shore birds.
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> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Aug 6, 2014
> Date: August 6, 2014 at 6:23:13 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, US-CT
> Aug 6, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 24 species (+3 other taxa)
> Mute Swan 5
> Wood Duck 12 Or more, in a couple of locations
> Great Blue Heron 3 3 to 5, probably 5.
> Great Egret 1
> Green Heron 1
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
> Osprey 3
> gull sp. 5
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
> Mourning Dove X
> Belted Kingfisher 2 Male caught fish and gave it to female, who thought about it for a minute, then finally swallowed it. Pretty big fish.
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> woodpecker sp. 1
> Eastern Kingbird 2 Or more
> Blue Jay X
> Barn Swallow 8
> swallow sp. X
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> American Robin 0 Didn't see any; they've been plentiful this spring & summer.
> Gray Catbird 1 Usually many more around.
> Cedar Waxwing X
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird X
> Common Grackle X
> House Finch X
> American Goldfinch X
> House Sparrow X
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19355250
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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