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