[CT Daily] 05/05/2012

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sat May 5 23:14:05 EDT 2012


 From John Weeks:
05/05/12 - Granby, private property -- Mississippi Kite fly past at
treetop level just before noon.  This is ten days earlier than the
previous first date (for me) for this species in the area.

 From Bill Asteriades with Andrew Dasinger, Denise Jernigan:
05/05/12 - Glastonbury, Hollister Preserve, Old Maids Lane, treeline
behind the pollution plant and various other locations -- 2 SOLITARY
SANDPIPERS, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 3 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 1 WILSON'S
WARBLER, 2 BOBOLINKS and 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES, 1 Brown Thrasher.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/05/12 - East Hartford, Hockanum River Linear Park -- 1 RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, 7 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 13 sp. WARBLERS.
Hartford, Bushnell Park (next war memorial arch) -- 13 sp. WARBLERS.
Canton, Yard -- Noon to 6:00 PM; Adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK flyover, 18
sp. Warblers.

 From Maggie Peretto via Patrick Comins:
05/05/12 - Manchester, Line Street -- Kentucky Warbler in the wetland
near where the road curves off to the north.  Driving in from Main
Street, go past the the golf course.  You'll find a small parking area
near where the road curves and becomes Gardner St. There is a small
wetland across the street from the small parking lot.  This is a
hotspot in general for birds.

 From Jamie Meyers:
05/05/12 - Canton -- 19 warbler species, including Wilson's Warbler.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
05/05/12 - Orange, Racebrook Tract -- 17 warbler species, including
WILSON'S WARBLER.

 From Paul Carrier:
05/05/12 - New Hartford, Bakerville Swamp -- 4 RUSTY BLACKBIRD
(possibly more), 4 Purple finch (they nest here).

 From David Lawton:
05/05/12 - Avon, yard -- at least 14 warbler species in an hour an a
half late morning, including: TENNESSEE WARBLER and 2 BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLERS.

 From Jan Collins:
05/05/12 - Somersville, paddle from Mill Pond --  8-11 AM; 42 species
including 1 BROWN THRASHER, 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 1 WILSON'S SNIPE,
and an unusual (inland) flyby Common Tern.

 From Edward Sadowski:
05/05/12 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 19 species of warblers
Saturday morning including Hooded Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler,
wilson's Warbler.

 From James Purcell with Alex Burdo:
05/05/12 - Fairfield, Birdcraft sanctuary -- 1 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Saturday Bird Walk Crew:
05/05/12 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- MARSH WREN (on territory), 9
Warbler sp. including HOODED WARBLER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

 From Art Gingert & Jean Bouteiller:
05/05/12 - West Cornwall, River Road (north section) --  morning;
OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER (teed up & with white flank feathers), 12
species of warblers including BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER.

 From Larry Reiter:
05/05/12 - Groton(?), Bluff Point -- White-crowned Sparrow.

 From Mike Horn:
05/05/12 - Hamden -- The male Orchard Oriole continues to be at CT
Trust property on the trails in front of the new Regional Water
Authority 900 Whitney Ave directly across from the enterance to the
Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden. Pull in to the Water Company drive way
and male a quick right. It was right at the parking lot. These trails
are a lovely new place to bird.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
05/05/12 - Stratford, various sites (home, Wooster Park, McKinney NWR,
Oak Bluff Ave., Town Greenway) -- midday; 80 species, including 16
species of warblers with Blackburnian Warbler, Brown Thrasher,
Bobolink (Greenway), Boat-tailed Grackles, 2 Orchard Orioles.

 From Patrice Favreau:
05/05/12 - SouthWindsor, West Rd fields of Donnelly Preserve, dusk --
several American Woodcock.

 From Brian Kleinman:
05/05/12 - East Granby -- flying over house, One calling COMMON
NIGHTHAWK flying in a northerly direction (seems a bit early to me).

 From Dana Campbell:
05/05/12 - Ashford, Boston Hollow and Yale Rd -- 16 species of Warbler
including BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER; COMMON RAVEN, a singing Winter Wren.

 From Scott Kruitbosch:
05/05/12 - Stratford, Stratford Point -- The Chuck-will's-widow was
not seen at Stratford Point tonight through just after 9PM.  I am sure
we would have spotted it, or heard it, if it were there.

 From Alex Burdo:
05/05/12 - Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary -- 56 species including 15
wood-warbler species including 1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, 1 WILSON'S
WARBLER.
Fairfield Yard -- 37 species including 1 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 1
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER.
Fairfield, Sherman School area -- 43 species including 1 SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, 11 wood-warbler species.

 From Richard Payne:
05/05/12 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 1 Common Raven, 2 Hooded
Warbler, 1 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Dick & Joan Mihm:
05/05/12 - Glastonbury yard -- White-Crowned Sparrow under feeder.

 From Ted Gilman:
05/05/12 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- LAWRENCE’S WARBLER
(spectacular male, singing classic blue-wing “bee-buzz” song, provided
excellent views at edge of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch lawn area next to
parking lot); SOLITARY SANDPIPER (2 flying overhead, dropping down
toward nearby Indian Spring Pond); ORCHARD ORIOLE (male and female)
near hawk watch.




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