[CT Birds] Hamden - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, May 15, 2016

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sun May 15 20:30:25 EDT 2016


A quick walk late afternoon included (details in e-bird report below):  GBHE hunkered down in the nest;  odd-looking thrush, perhaps Swanson's?;  Osprey continues hunkered down;  Bank Swallow.

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> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, May 15, 2016
> Date: May 15, 2016 at 8:09:48 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
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> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> May 15, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.25 mile(s)
> Comments:     Didn't do the spurs;  didn't sweat out every grackle / RWBB &c.
> 28 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Mute Swan  3     1 in water, 2 flying over head
> Wood Duck  5
> Mallard  3
> Double-crested Cormorant  2
> Great Blue Heron  1     First time I've seen one hunkered down in the nest;  otherwise standing on or by.  Almost invisible:  just saw the eye -- not great digiscoped photo below.
> Great Egret  1     Far bank behind peninsula
> Osprey  1     Hunkered down in nest.  Saw one in flight from a distance earlier in walk -- don't know if separate individual.
> Cooper's Hawk  1     Thanks to several blue jays for drawing my attention to this one.
> Mourning Dove  4     Or more
> Chimney Swift  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Hairy Woodpecker  1     I heard the young in the nest, but didn't scan trees.  Male HWP at home suet about 7 PM
> Eastern Kingbird  1     Hawking insects from oaks in circle before 72 North Lake Dr.
> Blue Jay  4
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5     Or more.
> Tree Swallow  2     Or more.
> Bank Swallow  1     Chin strap clearly visible, maybe lighter rump, but light tricky.  (Bank Swallow:  my wife suggested it wears a bow tie to work.)
> Barn Swallow  5     Or more.
> Black-capped Chickadee  1     By voice.  Not looking hard for such birds today.
> American Robin  6     Or more.
> thrush sp.  1     What first looked like a small, immature Robin, very bland & with some spots on upper breast.  Eye ring.  Pretty sure no visible rufous, against Veery or Hermit.  Swainson's my best guess, with eye ring, but a first for me so unsure.
> Gray Catbird  6     Or more, in at least 4 places.  Singing, &c.
> Song Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  3     Or more.
> Red-winged Blackbird  10     Or more, various spots around water.
> Common Grackle  10     Or more.
> Baltimore Oriole  2     Two singing North Lake Dr. near Big Avis;  didn't happen to see one on Waite St. bridge today.
> American Goldfinch  3
> House Sparrow  10     Or more.
> 
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29692583
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




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