[CT Birds] GBHE nest thriving, &c. - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Hamden, Jun 1, 2017
ashippee at snet.net
Thu Jun 1 22:07:39 EDT 2017
Waite St. bridge GBHE nest has at least three chicks, plus two adults, plus a stray adult in the area.
Finally, I think the Osprey nest will be productive, now in its 3rd year. I saw one bring a fish to the nest -- although it had to pass through Red-winged Blackbird harassment along the way!
2nd Baltimore Oriole nest found, on Gordon, just off Waite, in the maple tree. And I think I saw an Orchard Oriole flying about, too.
Some video posted to CT Audubon photos FB page.
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> Subject: eBird Report - Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, Jun 1, 2017
> Date: June 1, 2017 at 9:57:15 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Upper Lake Whitney Cycle, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Jun 1, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 28 species
> Canada Goose 5
> Mute Swan 2
> Wood Duck 1 upper lake near Mill River mouth
> Great Blue Heron 6 Nest clearly has at least three chicks.
> Great Egret 1
> Osprey 2 I saw one osprey with a fish fly to the nest & visit the one who was on the nest. This was from a distance, so I couldn't see much of what went on. Nest remained occupied when I got to the Waite St. bridge. Third year at this platform, and best results so far.
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 2
> Chimney Swift 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Singing behind us all the day. RWA kettle now a marsh.
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Calling several times, in RWA kettle marsh.
> Eastern Kingbird 2 Up near Mill River mouth
> Warbling Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 1
> Barn Swallow 4 at least
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 8 One male dive bombs the osprey, & I think nests in the tree by the platform.
> Common Grackle 2
> Baltimore Oriole 3 Two occupied nests, the one in the elm at the bridge (noted prior) and a second in the maple tree by the Web Brook marsh on Gordon near Waite. 1st major branches over road, about 20' up.
> Third, dark-marked F in brush along west side of Whitney Ave. between bridge & Waite.
> House Finch 1 singing male on Mather
> American Goldfinch 2
> House Sparrow 10
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