[CT Birds] Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, May 9, 2015
ashippee at snet.net
Sat May 9 18:29:32 EDT 2015
Hamden, near upper Lake Whitney, Arthur Shippee
In honor of the May 9th big day, a pretty good day. Earlier, Mary had 2 Wood Thrush, on Waite St. above Whitney ("Wood Thrush Hill") and in the Hamden Land Trust lot, Mather x Servoss, & I had a Phoebe: 37 species for the day. Best birding for me for a while -- D.g.!
Notables: Osprey nest N. of Waite Bridge: material & osprey sitting in it -- ! First ever nesting there, after many many years. Perhaps 3 Baltimore Oriole nest areas; 2 spots with Orchard Orioles -- let's hope! Nice views of Great Crested Flycatcher. It may be a good year for Kingbirds, 2 or 3 places.
Link to some photos to follow.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, May 9, 2015
> Date: May 9, 2015 at 5:46:05 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, US-CT
> May 9, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.25 mile(s)
> 34 species (+1 other taxa)
> Canada Goose 11 Or a few more.
> Mute Swan 2
> Wood Duck 1
> Mallard 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 7
> Osprey 2 The nesting platform N. of Waite St. bridge, first time any occupation since built, years ago.
> Red-tailed Hawk 3
> gull sp. 3
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
> Mourning Dove 4 Likely many more.
> Chimney Swift 2 At least
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Maybe two; very vocal in area, for some days.
> Eastern Kingbird 5 Perhaps more -- 2 or 3 likely places. May be a good year for them here. Waite nearish Mather; around Waite Bridge; along Whitney Ave. grass.
> Warbling Vireo 1 Or two, near Waite St. bridge.
> Blue Jay 4 Maybe more -- mobbing the RTH's
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
> Tree Swallow 1 Or more
> Barn Swallow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 1 Or more
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> American Robin 9 Likely several more.
> Gray Catbird 7 Or more, singing in different spots.
> European Starling 4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 6 Singing different spots.
> Northern Cardinal 2 At least
> Red-winged Blackbird 5 Likely many more.
> Common Grackle 8 Likely several more
> Orchard Oriole 2 One signing in elm by Waite St. Bridge; 1 singing in bushes, Whitney Ave., across from North Lake Dr. Presumably different birds.
> Baltimore Oriole 3 Or more. 1 at least around Big Avis (in North Lake Condos); 1 at least around Waite St. bridge, building nest in elm; one singing in white pines on Whitney overhanging Web Brook cove, where I think I saw one bringing nesting material. May be three nests.
> American Goldfinch 10
> House Sparrow 5 Likely more.
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