[CT Birds] Hamden, Lake Whitney: GBHE nesting?, Osprey, &c.
ashippee at snet.net
Thu Apr 14 20:07:38 EDT 2016
It seems a pair of Great Blue Heron are beginning to build a nest, on RWA property just south of Waite St. bridge, across the upper part of Lake Whitney. I saw one with a stick disappear into the pines then fly away. When I got to the bridge, I saw one come back, & there was the other one. I have some film, but ebird seems to take images only.
You might try this link, which should work even if you're not on FB. (Don't have volume up: lots of wind noise.) https://www.facebook.com/arthur.shippee/videos/10154094404029042/?l=3937917265547307862
Also, saw an Osprey sit for a bit on the platform just north of Waite St.
Otherwise, the Chipping Sparrow had a lovely bright spring cap. A bunch of teal at the N. end of Lake W. Otherwise, fairly normal.
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Apr 14, 2016
> Date: April 14, 2016 at 6:47:08 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Apr 14, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 32 species
> Canada Goose 6
> Wood Duck 2
> Gadwall 4
> American Black Duck 2
> Mallard 3
> Green-winged Teal 8
> Double-crested Cormorant 7
> Great Blue Heron 2 2 nest-building in white pines, s. of Waite St. bridge, very high up.
> Great Egret 1
> Osprey 3 One was sitting for a bit on the osprey box, which had gotten some construction last year.
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
> Mourning Dove 6 or more
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 At least. Maybe others calling
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Blue Jay 4 Or more
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> American Robin 4 Or more.
> European Starling 2
> Chipping Sparrow 1 Handsome & bright cap!
> Dark-eyed Junco 3 Or more
> White-throated Sparrow 1 Singing, or more
> Song Sparrow 1 Singing
> Northern Cardinal 2 Or more
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle 10 Or more
> House Finch 1 Or more: a bunch of finchy chatter in places.
> American Goldfinch 1
> House Sparrow 10
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28945596
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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