[CT Birds] Upper Lake Whitney, Hamden: GBHE nest success! &c.
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Mon May 29 22:23:11 EDT 2017
First of year Green Heron, S.W. end by Mather St.
Good news of Waite St. bridge nests: Oriole as usual in Elm; Osprey still sitting on platform; and hooray, the Great Blue Heron nest has chicks! At least 2 (there were 4 last year). And a bunch of other GBHE's at the upper end.
Video of GBHEs on the CT Audubon / Bird FB page.
> Begin forwarded message:
> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> May 29, 2017 6:15 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 5 species
> Wood Duck 3 Back in upper flats.
> Great Blue Heron 9 5 out in the N flats near Mill River mouth. Nest with 2 adults & at least 2 chicks. Nest is basically same place as last year: from Waite St. bridge, look south into line of pines, see picture below.
> I have not been out in a while, and was afraid that the RWA cutting of the Waite St. brush & fence installation may have spooked them. But, guess not.
> Osprey 2 1 on nest; 1 in neighborhood.
> Warbling Vireo 1 Singing in the Oak on S. side of bridge, as usual. I presume it nests there, given year after year presence with singing.
> Baltimore Oriole 1 Elm tree by the bridge, as usual. Saw nest being begun a couple of weeks ago. Saw adult poking around the tree, and dash into the nest (photo).
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37252721
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