[CT Birds] Link for yesterday's Hamden: Nesting mockingbirds; 7 nests in heronry

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sun Jun 10 16:36:03 EDT 2018

(Sorry, yesterday I forgot to add that I'm Arthur Shippee)

Pictures and video of yesterday's report.  I believe both these links should work for anyone, whether or not on FB.

Heronry pictures & video from yesterday, 6/9:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156438350739042.1073741920.525184041&type=1&l=d68bcf9741

Mockingbird carrying nesting material, Whitneyville Cemetery photos from 6/9:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156438306774042.1073741919.525184041&type=1&l=e1db9ed914

> On Jun 9, 2018, at 11:48 PM, Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Hamden:  good news for our summer bird count & breeding bird atlas.  The Whitneyville Cemetery (Whitney Ave & Treadwell) is dependable for NOMO, and right off I found a bird carrying nesting material.
> The Upper Lake Whitney Heronry is thriving & growing.  I counted 7 nests & 18 birds (clearly other adults involved;  12 chicks visible).  It's hard to keep them all separate.  Viewed from E end of bridge down almost to the speed bump.  There has been remarkable growth here this year.
> Pictures & video posted on CT Audubon FB page.  I'll send around links when I have them.  
> 	Good night!
>> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
>> Jun 9, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> 3 species
>> Great Blue Heron  18     I counted 7 nests today, 6 clearly with chicks.  Visible from E end of the bridge down towards the speed bump, from left end of pines.  A remarkable development here.
>> Osprey  1     Off towards the Mill River mouth, being chased by grackle or something.  The nest seems empty.
>> Baltimore Oriole  1     Seen up in trees near heronry.  There is a nest in the elm, but haven't seen direct evidence of bird in nest.
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46434889
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> _______
> Whitneyville Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Jun 9, 2018 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
> Northern Mockingbird  3     Watched from west end.  Heard a singing bird on the other side, towards the Treadwell / Whitney light.
> Saw two birds, quiet, around the W end, including one harvesting grass and flying into yew bushes with bittersweet at the W end, twice.  
> Pictures posted on Connecticut Audubon FB picture site.
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46434723 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46434723>
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