[CT Birds] Ravens, North Lake, Hamden: Fwd: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 20, 2015
ashippee at snet.net
Tue Jan 20 16:27:55 EST 2015
Relatively quiet around here. No Rusties, but a lovely view of a flying Flicker flashing gold.
Much of Lake Whitney is frozen, but there's open space near the Mill River mouth and below Whitney Ave., and in Web Brook marsh (on Waite St. near Whitney Ave), and the shoreline ice is thinning.
From Arthur Shippee:
1/20/15 - Hamden, North Lake Dr. -- 2 Common Ravens, flying E to W, over Hamden Land Trust lot.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jan 20, 2015
> Date: January 20, 2015 at 4:10:40 PM EST
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, US-CT
> Jan 20, 2015 11:15 AM - 12:25 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Still a lot of ice, although more open around Mill River mouth; shore line ice thin or patchy, but didn't see GBH.
> 18 species
> Canada Goose 100 Maybe a few more; on ice shore just south of Whitney Ave.
> Mute Swan 2
> Mallard 3 Others might be hidden in reeds; in Web Brook marsh, as before.
> Common Merganser 2
> Ring-billed Gull 7
> Herring Gull 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 4 Or more; a small flock flushed.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1 Beautiful gold flashing while flying.
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 5
> Common Raven 2 What a noise! Then two birds flew over, big looking, and both gliding at times.
> Black-capped Chickadee X
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> House Sparrow X
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21436201
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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