[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2973, Issue 3

Sam msamhiggins at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 14:22:56 EDT 2015


Any one who is a state resident and over 60 (62?) can get a free, permanent pass to all the CT state parks. 

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>   1. Carolina Wren (judy moore)
>   2. Re: FYI: Hammonasset is now charging an entrance fee
>      (Kathy Van Der Aue)
>   3. Re: Hammo fee (Michaelene Komara)
>   4. Re: [NOSbird] bobolink project (time running out to help)
>      (Arthur Shippee)
>   5. Cedar Hill (Steve)
>   6. Bobolink Project - Westchester County, NY (Lynnette Clemens)
>   7. Hammo Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, et al (Chuck Imbergamo)
>   8. Re: FYI: Hammonasset is now charging an entrance fee
>      (Mark Szantyr)
>   9. Upland SP & Grasshopper Sp (Dan Rottino)
>  10. New Britain Towhees (Robert Jase)
>  11. Palm Warbler (Joan Hill)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:01:09 -0400 (EDT)
> From: judy moore <judymoore at optonline.net>
> To: COA Discussion <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Carolina Wren
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> I heard a Carolina Wren singing in my yard this morning - first I have 
> heard in months. ?What a welcome song!
> 
> 
> And as for Hammo, have they opened all the restrooms now that they are 
> charging admission? ?The only one open on Wednesday was at the Nature 
> Center, and it wasn't working.
> 
> 
> Judy Moore
> Woodbridge
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:11:13 -0400
> From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda at gmail.com>
> To: Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
> Cc: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] FYI: Hammonasset is now charging an entrance
>    fee
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> This was on their website:  From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
> there are separate weekend/holiday and weekday parking fees. Weekday
> parking rates are in effect on weekends from April 21 through May 22 and
> from September 10 through September 18.
> 
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
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> On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Mark Szantyr via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
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>> So is their charging policy weather-based or date based?  Is this the
>> literal, "making hay while the sun shines" ?
>> 
>> If it snows next weekend, will the entry be free?  Will all the roads get
>> closed?  Though yesterday, the west end roads were blocked off...probably
>> just getting to the snow removal.
>> 
>> No dog in this race as i have a season pass but seems like another
>> inconsiderate management decision.
>> 
>> Mark Szantyr
>> 
>>>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 11:26 AM, Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <
>>> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:13:41 -0400
> From: Michaelene Komara <mkcommunications at comcast.net>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo fee
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> I called last week. This was the planned start date for charging, rain or shine. 
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:14:25 -0400
> From: Arthur Shippee <ashippee at snet.net>
> To: CTbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] [NOSbird] bobolink project (time running out
>    to help)
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> Don't they, or did they not use to do some work in Rhode Island, around Jamestown?
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>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 11:04 AM, Chris Elphick via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
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>> Hi Steve, 
>> 
>> Good points. Steve (Swallow) Is already investigating ways to expand the programme to other New England states, and success in VT will be key to whether that happens. 
>> 
>> Additionally, of course, bird populations pay no attention to state boundaries, so if we want these birds at all we have to think at larger spatial scales when doing conservation. Especially in a small state like ours. 
>> 
>> Chris
>> 
>> Chris Elphick
>> Storrs, CT
>> @ssts
>> 
>>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 10:16, Steve Morytko <smorytko at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Thanks for the reminder Chris. I've heard several comments suggesting that the project benefits Vermont and not Connecticut. We really should be thinking in regional or even global terms about this opportunity. I don't think it's clear where CT Bobolinks are fledged but giving Bobolinks (and other grassland species) greater opportunity to expand/maintain their core breeding range can only help increase the overall population and logically it would seem that CT benefits as a result. 
>>> 
>>> If this unique funding model continues to work in VT there is no reason to think it couldn't also work in CT. We need to find ways to preserve/expand grassland bird breeding habitat in Connecticut instead of helplessly watching it fast disappear as we lose  premier grasslands like Rentschler Field. This looks like a great opportunity to prove this model works and make a real contribution to grassland bird conservation.
>>> 
>>> Steve Morytko 
>>> Ashford, CT
>>> 
>>> From: "Chris Elphick elphick at sbcglobal.net [nosbird]" <nosbird at yahoogroups.com>
>>> To: CTbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>; NOS List <nosbird at yahoogroups.com> 
>>> Cc: Work <chris.elphick at uconn.edu> 
>>> Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 5:01 PM
>>> Subject: [NOSbird] bobolink project (time running out to help)
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> I recently heard from Steve Swallow ? the UConn economics professor who runs the Bobolink Project ? that they have had an increase in the number of farmers who are willing to delay haying to benefit nesting bobolinks this year. This means that there is potential to increase the area of suitable nesting habitat compared to previous years.  Achieving this goal, however, is contingent on pledges to support payments to farmers.  One of the Bobolink Project?s strengths is that it uses economic methods to drive the cost of protection down towards the lowest level acceptable to farmers ? hence it maximizes benefits per conservation dollar.  I mentioned this project a few weeks ago, but I?m posting again because the deadline for pledges is only a few days away.  If you are interested, check out Steve?s web site:   http://www.bobolinkproject.com/
>>> 
>>> There's also a recent newspaper article here:
>>> http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/green-mountain/2015/04/11/tenacious-bobolink-wins-financial-backers/25532389/
>>> 
>>> Chris
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>>> Chris Elphick @ssts 
>>> Storrs, CT 
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:35:24 -0400
> From: Steve <smkbard at cox.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Cedar Hill
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> Nice little group of early migrants along pine and forsythia path at Cedar Hill Cem. Hfd-Weth at noon.  Path goes south between brook and lake just beyond the entrance:  Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Warb, Palm Warb, RC Kinglets.  One Tree Swallow.  3 DC Cormorants on lake.
> 
> Steve Kotchko
> Wethersfield
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:38:42 -0400
> From: Lynnette Clemens <LSC1465 at yahoo.com>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Bobolink Project - Westchester County, NY
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> The Bedford NY Audubon (just North of Greenwich) has their host office @ 35 Todd Road, Katonah, NY, run by Tait Johannsen.  They have a bobolink program where they work with landowners to delay their mowing  to allow the bobolink habitat to remain thru nesting season.  In the past, they have offered a walk @ "Sky Hill" to view bobolink.  Tait would be a good contact to reach out to if he's not yet in the CT loop.
> 
> Sent By Lynnette Clemens, Old Greenwich, CT
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> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:01:26 -0400
> From: Chuck Imbergamo <imbercj at comcast.net>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hammo Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, et al
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> While birding with the Audubon Shop group this morning, I heard a familiar sound and we finally located a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher near the entrance to the Cedar Island Trail.
> 
> Also notable was a Pileated Woodpecker, seen flying between Willard Island and the Pavilion area.
> 
> As far as we know, neither of these birds paid  entrance fees.
> 
> Chuck Imbergamo
> Madison
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> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:04:58 -0400
> From: Mark Szantyr <birdinggeek at gmail.com>
> To: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda at gmail.com>
> Cc: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] FYI: Hammonasset is now charging an entrance
>    fee
> Message-ID: <6F916A6F-4CB4-4369-A104-2E691A8DA81F at gmail.com>
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> Its April 18. 
> 
> Mark Szantyr
> 
>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 12:11 PM, Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> This was on their website:  From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day there are separate weekend/holiday and weekday parking fees. Weekday parking rates are in effect on weekends from April 21 through May 22 and from September 10 through September 18.
>> 
>> Kathy Van Der Aue
>> Southport, Connecticut
>> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
>> 
>>> On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Mark Szantyr via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>>> So is their charging policy weather-based or date based?  Is this the literal, "making hay while the sun shines" ?
>>> 
>>> If it snows next weekend, will the entry be free?  Will all the roads get closed?  Though yesterday, the west end roads were blocked off...probably just getting to the snow removal.
>>> 
>>> No dog in this race as i have a season pass but seems like another inconsiderate management decision.
>>> 
>>> Mark Szantyr
>>> 
>>>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 11:26 AM, Michaelene Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> 
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:14:57 -0400
> From: Dan Rottino <rottino at hotmail.com>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Upland SP & Grasshopper Sp
> Message-ID: <BAY407-EAS231CC3288A8B717C3B8F700BAE20 at phx.gbl>
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> From Dan Rottino & Family in part with Tim Antanaitis:
> East Hartford, Cabelas - 1pm there are 4 UPLAND SANDPIPERS working the field to the right of the checkered towers.  I also saw 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW in the weedy mound behind the pond.  Heard singing first, then saw it fly to a perch on a stalk and it continued singing.
> 
> Bird Forever Work Whenever
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
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> Message: 10
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:44:19 -0400
> From: Robert Jase <busterggi at aol.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] New Britain Towhees
> Message-ID: <14ccda18eda-64d3-389fa at webstg-m06.mail.aol.com>
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> 
> Calling last night in back yard & across street
> 
> Robert Jase
> busterggi at aol.com
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> Message: 11
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:48:13 -0400
> From: Joan Hill <jhill003 at charter.net>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Palm Warbler
> Message-ID: <8E4C6071-86AF-4180-A2D7-94C927C7734C at charter.net>
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> FOY Palm Warbler at Allanach-Wolf Preserve in Windham today.
> Joan Hill
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