[CT Daily] CT Report 11/27/2011 N Shrike, W Kingbird

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sun Nov 27 22:28:17 EST 2011

Note: On CTBirds there was an unconfirmed report of a pair of Clark's
Grebes today in Milford, at the Walnut Beach Fishing Pier, 3:15-3:45
pm.  There is only one accepted New England record, a single bird in
Maine in 2005.  This species is very similar to the more numerous (but
still hard to come by around here) Western Grebe; they used to be
considered one species.  A request has been made for details of how
the identification was reached.

 From Michael Richardson:
11/27/11 - Westport, CAS Smith Richardson -- WESTERN KINGBIRD still
there in the field across from the Christmas tree farm.

 From Mona Cavallero and Mike Berzenski:
11/27/11 - South Windsor, Donnelly Preserve -- 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE seen
past 2nd platform 50 to 100 yards actively hunting in the thickets to
the right between 8:30 to 9:30 am.

 From Randy Given with Ed Dettore and his son:
11/27/11 - East Hartford, Hockanum River Linear Trail (HRLT) -- The
trail entrance is to the north of the Elm Street parking area.  We
went back down the trail, made a right at the vee and continued to the
bridged area with railings (N41 46.168 W72 38.069). Sure enough, the
immature/juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER showed up. It flew toward the
river several hundred feet, would stay a minute, then fly back. This
happened most of the time I was there.  We only saw the one, but Ed
and his son said they were going back this afternoon to try to see if
they saw others -- they thought they had yesterday.

 From Paul Wolter:
11/27/11 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- 1 drake Common Eider, 1 Purple
New Haven, East Shore Park -- 11 am-1 pm; 1 first fall Tennessee

 From Craig Repasz:
11/27/11 - Hamden, Sleeping Giant State Park -- Winter Wren heard
singing from Tower Road.

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