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19 Sep: @ 19:55:20  Willard's Island morning flight 9/19/20 [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]
19 Sep: @ 19:55:20  Willard's Island morning flight 9/19/20 [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]
19 Sep: @ 18:49:55  Hammo tonight [Christina Cole via CTBirds]
19 Sep: @ 18:03:38  Kent Land Trust Trails Open Again [Laurie Doss via CTBirds]
19 Sep: @ 16:55:03  Hartland [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
19 Sep: @ 08:37:11 Re: Birdy on the coast [David Lawton via CTBirds]
19 Sep: @ 08:29:59  Birdy on the coast [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 20:54:47  Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch Friday [Dana Campbell via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 20:15:28 Re: Common nighthawks- hammonasset beach [Christina Cole via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 19:26:01  Broad-winged Hawks today, Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch, Litchfield, CT [John D Babington via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 18:24:46 Re: Pistol Creek [Ronald Serianz via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 18:17:48  Common nighthawks- hammonasset beach [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 17:00:02  Bolton Notch Pectoral Sandpipers [Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 16:36:23  Pistol Creek [Doug Wisneski via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 14:01:41  "Hybrid" New Haven Migration Festival: [Patrick Comins via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 11:26:51  Golden Plover Reports [Patrick Comins via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 07:47:24  Windham Whimbrel continues [Phil Rusch via CTBirds]
18 Sep: @ 06:59:27  Clay-colored sparrow Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton) [Jeremy Nance via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 20:00:03  Royal tern pics [Ed Haesche via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 20:00:03  Royal tern pics [Ed Haesche via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 19:47:47  Royal Tern Pics 9-16 2020 [Ed Haesche via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 19:23:11  AW Stanley Park NB [Lukaszek, Donald (Physics and Engineering Physics) via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 15:58:23  Hammonasset [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 15:21:37  Breeding plumage Horned Grebe Waterford [David Provencher via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 14:39:54  DC Cormorant [Phil Asprelli via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 11:29:49  Royal terns hammo [Gary Lemmon via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 10:18:14 Re: Wet dog under white wings [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 08:29:45  Whimbrel in North Windham. [Phil Rusch via CTBirds]
17 Sep: @ 06:17:52 Re: Wet dog under white wings [Bruce via CTBirds]
16 Sep: @ 18:45:01 Re: Wet dog under white wings [Spector, David (Emeritus) via CTBirds]
16 Sep: @ 17:33:15  Wet dog under white wings [David Provencher via CTBirds]
16 Sep: @ 12:33:14  CACC [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
16 Sep: @ 12:24:50  thousands of migrating birds found dying out west....disturbing article [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
16 Sep: @ 11:10:40  Royal Tern [ed3max via CTBirds]
15 Sep: @ 10:08:05  Greenwich Audubon migration, CT WARBLER [William (Will) Schenck via CTBirds]
15 Sep: @ 09:39:16  Colchester Deck [Ernest Harris via CTBirds]
15 Sep: @ 09:31:16  Westport CT Warbler [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
15 Sep: @ 09:14:41  Avon - Fisher Meadows [David Lawton via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 19:30:50  Broad-winged Hawks at Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch in Litchfield, CT [John D Babington via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 19:07:26  Golden-winged Warbler report [Tim via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 16:44:31  Lighthouse Point - kestrel afternoon [Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 15:45:09 Re: East Granby [David Lawton via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 15:44:35 Re: East Granby [C. S. Wood via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 15:25:57  East Granby [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 09:13:24  Sora, Gallinule Pistol Creek [cjveale via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 09:13:24  Sora, Gallinule Pistol Creek [cjveale via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 08:40:15  Sora [Batsford, William via CTBirds]
14 Sep: @ 08:38:55  Gallinule/ Sora at Pistol Park [Batsford, William via CTBirds]
13 Sep: @ 10:48:00  Common gallinule [red396 via CTBirds]
13 Sep: @ 10:24:16  Marbled Godwit @ Ocean State Park [Jo Fasciolo via CTBirds]





Subject: Willard's Island morning flight 9/19/20
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 19:55 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
There was a decent morning flight off the north tip of WIllard's Island
this morning. 420 warblers flew out, 12 species ID'd including one
CONNECTICUT. Note that these birds are all seen only in flight and most go
unidentified (by me, anyway...). I added two more warbler species in the
trees on the walk back, and others mentioned seeing a few more, bringing
the morning total to 17 warbler species on Willard's.

Also kicking around, though not terribly cooperative, were 2 AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, a few
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and my first local Dunlin of the autumn.

I'll post greater detail about morning flight at this location in the near
future.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Subject: Willard's Island morning flight 9/19/20
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 19:55 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
There was a decent morning flight off the north tip of WIllard's Island
this morning. 420 warblers flew out, 12 species ID'd including one
CONNECTICUT. Note that these birds are all seen only in flight and most go
unidentified (by me, anyway...). I added two more warbler species in the
trees on the walk back, and others mentioned seeing a few more, bringing
the morning total to 17 warbler species on Willard's.

Also kicking around, though not terribly cooperative, were 2 AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, a few
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and my first local Dunlin of the autumn.

I'll post greater detail about morning flight at this location in the near
future.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com
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Subject: Hammo tonight
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 18:49 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Common nighthawks 25

There were more on the way out but hard to get an accurate count as it was pretty dark. Very cool to watch not so easy to video haha

Christina Cole
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Subject: Kent Land Trust Trails Open Again
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 18:03 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
FYI...
The tree damage along the trails has been cleared and KLT's Skiff Mountain
South Preserve's trails are now open (
https://www.kentlandtrust.org/...

The tree damage along the trails has been cleared and KLT's Audrey and
Robert Tobin Preserve trails are now open (
https://www.kentlandtrust.org/...

Laurie

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Subject: Hartland
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 16:55 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Posting for Paul Carrier although I was there also. Today at Booth Hill there were 1 Osprey, 5 Bald Eagles, i Red Tailed Hawk, 7 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 2 Coopers Hawks, 508 Broad Winged Hawks and 3 American Kestrels on a N N E wind.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Subject: Birdy on the coast
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 8:37 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Not bad midland either. 11 warbler species and counting at Fisher Meadows
in Avon, including Cape May and Tennessee.

David Lawton
Avon

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 9:29 AM Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> As anticipated with this strong cold front, the coast is quite birdy this
> morning with passerines, and hawk watchers are reporting good activity as
> well.
>
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford
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Subject: Birdy on the coast
Date: Sat Sep 19 2020 8:29 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
As anticipated with this strong cold front, the coast is quite birdy this morning with passerines, and hawk watchers are reporting good activity as well.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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Subject: Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch Friday
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 20:54 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
On the first day after the passage of a cold front bringing Northeasterly
winds and lovely clouds, we counted 515 migrating raptors, including 58
Osprey, 19 Northern Harriers, 27 Bald Eagles, 87 Broadwings (some in
kettles right overhead), 156 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 60 Cooper's Hawks, 72
American Kestrels, 10 Merlins, 60Peregrine Falcons, and other unidentified
raptors.
See eBird Checklist S73758778 for details about the small birds seen at the
watch site. Several excellent birders explored the park, finding many
migrant warblers, thrushes, and other passerines. A steady stream of
Chimney Swifts continued all day.
Notable was the presence of several Cape May Warblers, one of which even
perched briefly in the tree closest to the watch.
Many thanks to Lynn James, Sol Satin, Frank Gallo, John Oshlick, Julian
Hough, Howie Sternberg, and a host of visitors.
Saturday promises another potentially good day for the migrants, but
without the helpful clouds. Dress warmly and come to the Lighthouse
(saying at the gate that you are with the Hawkwatch) to join Steve Mayo and
company! Social distancing is relatively easy at this site if you bring
your own chair.
Checklist S73758778

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Subject: Common nighthawks- hammonasset beach
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 20:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Had them there last night but only two

Christina Cole

> On Sep 18, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Just had at least 5 Common Nighthawks flying over the marsh behind the nature center at hammonasset beach state park in Madison. Was watching the sunset and at 7 pm I noticed falcon like birds in the air over my head and I got my camera on them. Never had them here before!
>
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Subject: Broad-winged Hawks today, Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch, Litchfield, CT
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 19:26 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
We counted 1,364 Broad-winged Hawks today (18 Sept) between 1:15 DST and 5 PM DST at the Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch in Litchfield CT. Good day for a BW flight, with wind strong from the north.


David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Subject: Pistol Creek
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 18:24 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
im going there sunday morning i will report if found

> On September 18, 2020 at 5:35 PM Doug Wisneski via CTBirds < ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org mailto:ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org > wrote:
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> Has anyone seen the SORA recently?
> Thanks. Doug
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Subject: Common nighthawks- hammonasset beach
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 18:17 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Just had at least 5 Common Nighthawks flying over the marsh behind the nature center at hammonasset beach state park in Madison. Was watching the sunset and at 7 pm I noticed falcon like birds in the air over my head and I got my camera on them.  Never had them here before!

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Subject: Bolton Notch Pectoral Sandpipers
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 17:00 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4 Pectoral Sandpipers on the mudflats on the pond at Bolton Notch State Park this afternoon. Picts on ebird.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Subject: Pistol Creek
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 16:36 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Has anyone seen the SORA recently?
Thanks. Doug
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Subject: "Hybrid" New Haven Migration Festival:
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 14:01 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Please see below for information on this year's "hybrid" New Haven Migration Festival: The streaming events will be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/NewHa...

Due to current COVID-19 constraints we are doing a "hybrid" Migration Festival, this Sunday.
Please join us for a couple of virtual tours (to be broadcast on Facebook), and/or come and explore the park on your own.
Virtual tours as follow:
09/20/2020 10AM, pollinator garden and butterflies of Lighthouse Point Park.

09/20/2020 12PM, tour of the 5 Mile Point Lighthouse.

Despite extensive damage to the trails, most of the paths are now passable, and the park will remain open for bird-watching and hiking.

Beach will also be open, with lifeguards on duty during normal hours.

Please observe social distancing practices and wear a mask.

Patrick

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Subject: Golden Plover Reports
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 11:26 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I received a report of nine American Golden-Plovers (presumed American) at Bluff Point today.  Earlier in the week one of our Alliance techs had eight juveniles on the flats at Milford Point and I have heard of a few other reports of juveniles of late.  Yes they can be tricky to ID vs juvenile Black-bellied Plover, but there were photos of the Milford flock.   It may pay to keep an eye out.

Such "invasions" of goldens have historically been tied to weather patterns, either strong westerlies to push more to the coast or strong easterlies to push them into Long Island Sound from their more usual maritime haunts. I plan to get out at low tide later to check Milford Point. As far as I can tell the peak modern number in CT appears to be 85 in South Windsor in 1955. Paul Desjardins had 45 there on October 4th, 1971. There were more turf farms in the South Windsor meadows back then. Rocky Hill Meadows would be a great place to check in addition to coastal haunts.


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Subject: Windham Whimbrel continues
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 7:47 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The Whimbrel found yesterday at Windham Airport in North Windham was present this morning. It was first seen foraging on the rocks at the base of the dike on the reservoir side In Tolland County.  It proceeded to fly  up and over the dike , calling. and back over the grassland Into Windham County. That little bit of info was added for Jamie Meyers.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Subject: Clay-colored sparrow Trout Brook Valley Preserve (Easton)
Date: Fri Sep 18 2020 6:59 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
In blueberry patch in orchard now, with chipping sparrows.
Jeremy Nance
Easton CT

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Subject: Royal tern pics
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 20:00 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
There may have been a problem with first Email EH GUILFORD
https://photos.app.goo.gl/54U3...
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Subject: Royal tern pics
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 20:00 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
There may have been a problem with first Email EH GUILFORD
https://photos.app.goo.gl/54U3...
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Subject: Royal Tern Pics 9-16 2020
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 19:47 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
End of Moraine Trail at Hammo, Also seen today same spot.Ed Haesche Guilfordhttps://photos.app.goo.gl/54U3...
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Subject: AW Stanley Park NB
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 19:23 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Thursday 9/17/2020, 5pm/530pm, New Britain, AW Stanley Park, Lower Pond: LOTS of exposed mudflats. Least Sandpiper(greenish legs a dead giveaway), Greater Yellowlegs, Killdeer, possible Solitary Sandpiper(it fit the description in Sibley and it was all by itself/solitary).

Dr. Donald Lukaszek
Department of Physics & Engineering Physics
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
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Subject: Hammonasset
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 15:58 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning seen at the end of the moraine trail 5 flyby immature American Golden Plovers. Also, around 3:13 one Royal Tern flying east as seen from Meigs Point.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Breeding plumage Horned Grebe Waterford
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 15:21 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A breeding plumaged Horned Grebe is off Millstone Point in Waterford.
Unfortunately in a location that's inaccessible to the public and also to
myself and my camera. Gorgeous bird.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Subject: DC Cormorant
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 14:39 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
From Phil Asprelli North Haven                                                                                  Surprised to see a DC Cormorant working Sinoway Pond on Upper State St in North Haven considering that the pond is only about 1/4 acre in size. The bird as been there all day.                                                                               
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Subject: Royal terns hammo
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 11:29 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
9/17, 11:40, Gary & Carol Lemmon with Paul Desjardins at end of Moraine trail.
2 Royal Terns flying over.

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Subject: Wet dog under white wings
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 10:18 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Dave,
An amazing experience! And well written...thanks for sharing.

Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Sep 17, 2020, at 7:17 AM, Bruce via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Cool observation.
>
>
> Sent from Xfinity Connect Application
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> To: ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org
> Sent: 2020-09-16 6:33:15 PM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Wet dog under white wings
>
> This morning I did a ninety minute vigil on the boat ramp platform on
> Smith's Neck Road in Old Lyme. It was an enjoyable experience that included
> Merlins chasing shorebirds, a Harrier harassing perched Crows, a Cooper's
> Hawk harassing the Harrier, and a Peregrine harassing the Cooper's Hawk.
> The most unique observation however involved a mammal. While I was scanning
> the marsh through my scope, I noticed it was getting noisy around me.
> Taking my eye from the scope I saw a Coyote swimming the channel in front
> of me, crossing to the Great Island marsh. This attracted the attention of
> a Great Egret and the bird was squawking and diving at the Coyote. Soon
> another Egret joined in, and another, and another. Before the Coyote could
> reach the far shore there were 17 Great Egrets hovering over it, diving at
> it, and squawking raucously. Throw in a Great Blue Heron and the dog had a
> veritable cloud of disgruntled waders mobbing it. When it finally reached
> the far shore it climbed out, shook the water from its fur, and took off
> running to escape what must have been a rather rattling start to its day. I
> settled back in to watch the comings and goings along the marsh and on the
> sound before heading to work. Unlike the Coyote's chaotic crossing, it was
> an excellent way to start the day for me.
>
> Dave Provencher
> Preston
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Subject: Whimbrel in North Windham.
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 8:29 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I found a Whimbrel this morning at Windham Airport in North Windham. It is in the general area of the dark tarmac in front of the old dump

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Subject: Wet dog under white wings
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 6:17 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Cool observation.


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Subject: [CT Birds] Wet dog under white wings

This morning I did a ninety minute vigil on the boat ramp platform on
Smith's Neck Road in Old Lyme. It was an enjoyable experience that included
Merlins chasing shorebirds, a Harrier harassing perched Crows, a Cooper's
Hawk harassing the Harrier, and a Peregrine harassing the Cooper's Hawk.
The most unique observation however involved a mammal. While I was scanning
the marsh through my scope, I noticed it was getting noisy around me.
Taking my eye from the scope I saw a Coyote swimming the channel in front
of me, crossing to the Great Island marsh. This attracted the attention of
a Great Egret and the bird was squawking and diving at the Coyote. Soon
another Egret joined in, and another, and another. Before the Coyote could
reach the far shore there were 17 Great Egrets hovering over it, diving at
it, and squawking raucously. Throw in a Great Blue Heron and the dog had a
veritable cloud of disgruntled waders mobbing it. When it finally reached
the far shore it climbed out, shook the water from its fur, and took off
running to escape what must have been a rather rattling start to its day. I
settled back in to watch the comings and goings along the marsh and on the
sound before heading to work. Unlike the Coyote's chaotic crossing, it was
an excellent way to start the day for me.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Subject: Wet dog under white wings
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 18:45 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
That coyote was lucky to encounter egrets and not loons.  Here is an account of a coyote that didn't make it when mobbed by Common Loons:
https://sora.unm.edu/node/5110... .

David Spector
Belchertown, Massachusetts



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Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:32 PM
To: ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Wet dog under white wings


This morning I did a ninety minute vigil on the boat ramp platform on
Smith's Neck Road in Old Lyme. It was an enjoyable experience that included
Merlins chasing shorebirds, a Harrier harassing perched Crows, a Cooper's
Hawk harassing the Harrier, and a Peregrine harassing the Cooper's Hawk.
The most unique observation however involved a mammal. While I was scanning
the marsh through my scope, I noticed it was getting noisy around me.
Taking my eye from the scope I saw a Coyote swimming the channel in front
of me, crossing to the Great Island marsh. This attracted the attention of
a Great Egret and the bird was squawking and diving at the Coyote. Soon
another Egret joined in, and another, and another. Before the Coyote could
reach the far shore there were 17 Great Egrets hovering over it, diving at
it, and squawking raucously. Throw in a Great Blue Heron and the dog had a
veritable cloud of disgruntled waders mobbing it. When it finally reached
the far shore it climbed out, shook the water from its fur, and took off
running to escape what must have been a rather rattling start to its day. I
settled back in to watch the comings and goings along the marsh and on the
sound before heading to work. Unlike the Coyote's chaotic crossing, it was
an excellent way to start the day for me.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Subject: Wet dog under white wings
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 17:33 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
This morning I did a ninety minute vigil on the boat ramp platform on
Smith's Neck Road in Old Lyme. It was an enjoyable experience that included
Merlins chasing shorebirds, a Harrier harassing perched Crows, a Cooper's
Hawk harassing the Harrier, and a Peregrine harassing the Cooper's Hawk.
The most unique observation however involved a mammal. While I was scanning
the marsh through my scope, I noticed it was getting noisy around me.
Taking my eye from the scope I saw a Coyote swimming the channel in front
of me, crossing to the Great Island marsh. This attracted the attention of
a Great Egret and the bird was squawking and diving at the Coyote. Soon
another Egret joined in, and another, and another. Before the Coyote could
reach the far shore there were 17 Great Egrets hovering over it, diving at
it, and squawking raucously. Throw in a Great Blue Heron and the dog had a
veritable cloud of disgruntled waders mobbing it. When it finally reached
the far shore it climbed out, shook the water from its fur, and took off
running to escape what must have been a rather rattling start to its day. I
settled back in to watch the comings and goings along the marsh and on the
sound before heading to work. Unlike the Coyote's chaotic crossing, it was
an excellent way to start the day for me.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Subject: CACC
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 12:33 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
9/16  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,  high tide rising,
65-70F, sunny. 9:45-10:55am.
On the marsh: 2 Great Egrets, 2 Snowy egrets, 2 osprey on the nest
platform, and 6 juvenile Yellow crowned night herons around- it was so
funny- 1 juvenile YC Night heron on top of purple martin gourds, 1 in a
tree, 1 in marsh,on top of post log in marsh, 1 in tree by outhouse and
another in separate tree. Other birders were enjoying them as well.
On grounds and paths: 2 House sparrows, 4 Mourning doves, 1 Cardinal, 2
Blue jays, 2 Carolina wrens, .
On LIsland sound side: 37 Semipalmated Sandpipers along shoreline, 1
Peregrine falcon chasing a shorebird, 2 American Oystercatchers, 7 Ruddy
Turnstones, 1 Osprey soaring over, 1 Great Egret stalking in marsh area,
2 Mute swans, and along the shoreline Herring gulls and Ring billed
gulls. One Herring gull was feeding, while 4 semipalmated sandpipers were
right underneath it foraging.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Subject: thousands of migrating birds found dying out west....disturbing article
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 12:24 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
https://www.dailykos.com/stori...
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Subject: Royal Tern
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 11:10 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Still hanging around area, End ofMoraine tr.Flew in  sat for awhile and flew off

Ed Haesche,Guilford

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Subject: Greenwich Audubon migration, CT WARBLER
Date: Tue Sep 15 2020 10:08 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Greenwich, AM: in response to the warnings of an amazing push of migrants
in the northeast over the night of the 14th, I headed to Quaker Ridge
starting from the pre-dawn at 6:20 AM, where there was indeed an incredible
movement of 40 species. This included multiple Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
(around 12), Red-breasted Nuthatches, alongside two autumnal shows:
sparrows and warblers. Sparrows were of 6 species, including Savannah,
first-of-the-season White-throated, and a beautiful LINCOLN'S. 10 species
of warbler were seen, highlights being one each Nashville and TENNESSEE
Warbler, but the best sighting of the day was easily a CONNECTICUT WARBLER,
seen briefly but extraordinarily well in the apple orchard at the beginning
of the day. The bird was not relocated but could still be present among
many other lingering migrants.

List here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...

Will Schenck
Greenwich
Connecticut Young Birders' Club
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Subject: Colchester Deck
Date: Tue Sep 15 2020 9:39 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
9/15/20 Colchester Deck 6:45-7:45AM 21 species including: Prairie Warbler (male); American Redstart ( female/ 1st yr. ?)  Ernie
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Subject: Westport CT Warbler
Date: Tue Sep 15 2020 9:31 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sherwood Island SP- CT Warbler, chip  heard and briefly seen before disappearing in vegetation. Seen on north side of overgrown spruce grove area, to the left of the path that leads to the disc golf cage( where the Ash-throated Flycatcher was)Unable to relocate.
Kestrels and Harriers migrating over the model airplane field

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Avon - Fisher Meadows
Date: Tue Sep 15 2020 9:14 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Decent movement this morning, especially in the alder field north of the
lake and adjacent edges.

Highlights: Bay-breasted Warbler and Philadelphia Video.

David Lawton
Avon
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Subject: Broad-winged Hawks at Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch in Litchfield, CT
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 19:30 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
With NW wind today a nice number Broad-winged Hawks (560) at Chestnut Hill in Litchfield. Noted also good numbers of Broad-wingeds at Middle School in Torrington and of course at Quaker Ridge in Greenwich. See hawkcount.org for detailed reports. 

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Subject: Golden-winged Warbler report
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 19:07 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Does anyone know any details about a Golden-winged Warbler reported on the evening of September 13 in Killingworth, Middlesex County?

Thanks either way,
Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Subject: Lighthouse Point - kestrel afternoon
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 16:44 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The hawk watch today at Lighthouse Point in New Haven enjoyed good sky and
weather conditions but got off to a slow start that included almost no
morning passerines. However, the hawk watch itself picked up steam with an
afternoon falcon flight. The day's total of 125 American Kestrels included
75 from 1 to 4 p.m. The overall total of 175 diurnal raptors included 18
Ospreys, 14 Sharp-shinned Hawks and a few Merlins, Peregrine Falcons,
Northern Harriers and Cooper's Hawks.

Other birds of note were 80 Chimney Swifts, 24 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds,
2 Common Nighthawks, a flyover Solitary Sandpiper, a few Purple Finches and
one Pine Siskin.

Thanks for help from Sol Satin, Sara Zagroski, Julian Hough, Bill Banks,
Nick Bonomo, Phil Rusch and Tom Murray.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury


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Subject: East Granby
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 15:45 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul,
I had a Blackpoll this morning in Avon (home) as well, along with a mixed
flock of usual suspects, including four other warbler species.
Happy birding,
David


On Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 4:25 PM Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <
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> Paul Desjardins
> paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> A brief visit to East Granby Farms this afternoon yielded but three
> warbler species but one was a f o s Blackpoll Warbler. Unless it is just me
> but warblers seem low in numbers and species diversity.
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
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Subject: East Granby
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 15:44 pm
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Paul (et al), check out tomorrow: https://birdcast.info/news/mig...


Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

Flickr: C.S.Wood-Photos
Blog: WoodWarbling

> On Sep 14, 2020, at 4:25 PM, Paul Desjardins via CTBirds wrote:
>
>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
> A brief visit to East Granby Farms this afternoon yielded but three warbler species but one was a f o s Blackpoll Warbler. Unless it is just me but warblers seem low in numbers and species diversity.
>
> Paul Desjardins
> Windsor Locks
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Subject: East Granby
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 15:25 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696

A brief visit to East Granby Farms this afternoon yielded but three warbler species but one was a f o s Blackpoll Warbler. Unless it is just me but warblers seem low in numbers and species diversity.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Subject: Sora, Gallinule Pistol Creek
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 9:13 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sora and Common Gallinule continue at Pistol Creek Park in Middletown. Both found in same location north side of  the wooden footbridge on the west bank in and out of the reeds in vicinity of ducks. Pics obtained, will post to eBird later.
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Subject: Sora, Gallinule Pistol Creek
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 9:13 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sora and Common Gallinule continue at Pistol Creek Park in Middletown. Both found in same location north side of  the wooden footbridge on the west bank in and out of the reeds in vicinity of ducks. Pics obtained, will post to eBird later.
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Subject: Sora
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 8:40 am
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9/14 sorry for cutoff post. Sora s

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Subject: Gallinule/ Sora at Pistol Park
Date: Mon Sep 14 2020 8:38 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
9/14- Gallinule continues north of bridge at Pistol Park as described.

Sora gave brief but great vi

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Subject: Common gallinule
Date: Sun Sep 13 2020 10:48 am
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Still swimming by its self pistol creek berlinSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Subject: Marbled Godwit @ Ocean State Park
Date: Sun Sep 13 2020 10:24 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Marbled Godwit @ south end of Alewife Cove, Ocean State Park. (Closer to Waterford Town Beach) Great views. 11:21 am.

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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