[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 4020, Issue 1

Carrie Szwed carrieszwed at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 15:18:18 EST 2018


About the cut trees by Little Pond, we hope it does not affect wildlife
either. All of that work going on over there is being done by the power
company, not White Memorial.

Carrie Szwed
Education Director
White Memorial Conservation Center
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-0857 x16

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>    1. Snowy owl Hammo (Ed)
>    2. Rex Brasher also White Memorial (zellene)
>    3. Rex Brasher (Carrie Szwed)
>    4. Rex Brasher (Stephen Broker)
>    5. Woodcock- S. Windsor (Patrice)
>    6. CT Audubon Milford Coastal Ctr - CLOSED TODAY (Frank Mantlik)
>    7. Extralimital: Male TUFTED DUCK, Rye NY (Ryan Maclean)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 12:47:23 -0500
> From: Ed <ed3max at aol.com>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy owl Hammo
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> Pebble Beach on Moraine trail ,Ed Haesche  Guilford
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> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 15:08:27 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
> From: zellene <zellene at earthlink.net>
> To: ct bird list <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Rex Brasher also White Memorial
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> Rex was born in 1869 and died in 1960, so was not a contemporary of
> Audubon...mea culpa. I was remembering a story about how Brasher's father,
> an amateur ornithologist, wanted to meet the great Audubon and finally
> scheduled an appointment with him. He travelled a distance to get there,
> but when he arrived Audubon refused to see him because he was busy. Crushed
> with disappointment, his father peeked in and saw Audubon painting a dead
> bird hanging from a string.  He told this story to Rex, who never forgot it
> and vowed to paint birds from nature.
>
> I was hiking at White today and was very sad to see the number of rather
> freshly cut trees around Little Pond to make way for the powerline. This
> was prime warbler habitat and I hope this does not have an adverse effect.
>
> Zellene
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 22:21:05 -0500
> From: Carrie Szwed <carrieszwed at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Rex Brasher
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> Correct, Rex Brasher was not a contemporary of Audubon, but his father
> was. In fact, Rex?s father getting snubbed by Audubon contributed to Rex?s
> life mission of painting more birds than Audubon, and doing it by observing
> live birds in their natural habitat.
>
> The Rex Brasher exhibit will be on display at White Memorial until the end
> of May. The pieces are in our classroom, which is only open during
> programs, but if you tell Lois or Lynda at the front desk in the Museum
> that you?d like to see the artwork, they?ll take you down there.
>
> If you?re interested in learning more about this fascinating man, who both
> NY and CT can claim as their own ; ), I would recommend reading his
> biography, ?Rex Brasher: A Painter or Birds,? written by his nephew, Milton
> Brasher. I believe you can get copies on Amazon.
>
> It?s almost as though this amazing artist, who did nothing short of a
> miracle by painting some 850 North American bird originals, and then
> hand-colored another 90,000 prints, got lost in history somehow. We?d love
> for people to rediscover him.
>
> Here?s a link to our newsletter, with the cover story about Rex by Janet
> Reagon, president of the Rex Brasher Association:
> https://www.whitememorialcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/
> 11/Winter-Newsletter-2018-pdf-1.pdf
>
> Thank you for posting about him and attending the program!
>
> Carrie Szwed
> Education Director
> White Memorial Conservation Center
> Litchfield, CT 06759
> 860-567-0857 x16
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 07:48:18 -0500
> From: Stephen Broker <stephenpaulbroker at gmail.com>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Rex Brasher
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> Janet Reagon?s article, ?Rediscovering Rex Brasher?, is a fascinating read
> (Sanctuary, Newsletter of the White Memorial Conservation Center).  Do take
> the time to go to the link posted March 1 by Carrie Szwed and read the
> article.
>
> Steve Broker
> Cheshire
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 08:11:34 -0500
> From: Patrice <kestrel.pf at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Woodcock- S. Windsor
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> On 2/28/18 (Wed) evening, had a few Woodcock displaying at Donnelly
> Preserve, S.Windsor-the West Rd fields.
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> *Patrice*
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> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 08:52:43 -0500
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] CT Audubon Milford Coastal Ctr - CLOSED TODAY
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> 3/2. This announcement from Rick Boucher:
>
> Due to today?s high tide, heavy rain & winds, the Coastal Center will be
> closed today.
>
> At times like this the grounds & parking lot often flood with salt water
> making conditions unsafe.
>
> We will open tomorrow as usual.
>
> Thanks & be safe.
>
> Rick
> Rick Boucher
> Director ? Fairfield/Milford
>
> 203/259-6305 #113 office
> 203/906-9008 mobile
> 2325 Burr Street
> Fairfield, CT 06824
> www.ctaudubon.org
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:38:44 -0500
> From: Ryan Maclean <ryanmac335 at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimital: Male TUFTED DUCK, Rye NY
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> Although I highly doubt anyone wants to chase anything in this weather,
> just wanted to give a heads up that Tom Burke and Gail Benson found a
> gorgeous male TUFTED DUCK on Playland Lake in Rye NY yesterday afternoon
> (yup, the same Playland Lake that has produced American White Pelican,
> Barnacle + Greater White Fronted Goose and 100+ Tundra Swans in the past 2
> months alone). This is about 10 minutes away from the CT border so its
> certainly worth looking for tomorrow once the storm clears.
>
> Tom + Gail's ebird checklist with photos is below:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43303399
>
> Stay safe everyone!
> -Ryan MacLean
> Audubon Greenwich
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