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20 Jan: @ 21:27:10  Long-tailed duck, common eider - Downtown Mystic [Paul Wragg via CTBirds]
20 Jan: @ 21:24:51  Redpolls - Yes [Steve Brainard via CTBirds]
20 Jan: @ 03:22:22  My bird lists in Orange [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
20 Jan: @ 02:55:40 Re: RFI - Black Guillemot -Bluff Point [Tom Baptist via CTBirds]
20 Jan: @ 01:14:09  Beverly Propen has shared an eBird checklist with you from Orange - Crosbys Pond on Jan 19, 2021 - 3:00 PM [Beverly Propen via eBird via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 23:45:00  Bird siting [Paul Cashman via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 22:15:51  Redpolls at Nod Brook [Steve Brainard via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 22:15:29  Seaside Park Barrow's Goldeneye - NO [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 21:05:50 Re: 14 acre issue eBird [Aidan Kiley via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 20:39:50  14 acre issue eBird [Aidan Kiley via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 18:31:51 Re: RFI - Black Guillemot -Bluff Point [David Provencher via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 17:29:04  RFI - Black Guillemot -Bluff Point [Bruce Finnan via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 15:03:26 Re: Continuing Sick House Finches, New Haven [Kimberly Jannarone via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 13:53:00  Nod Brook road conditions [zellene via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 07:24:39  Hoary Redpoll location and parking [Thomas Robben via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 04:03:14  Hoary Redpoll in Avon - yes [Maggy Graham via CTBirds]
19 Jan: @ 01:56:49 Re: C O A Website Maintenance Complete [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 23:25:23  COA website maintenance complete [Steve Morytko via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 23:16:33  HOARY REDPOLL - Avon NO [Christina Cole via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 18:44:05  Pine grosbeaks and long-tailed duck [Fran via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 18:43:49  Continuing Sick House Finches, New Haven [Jackson Smith via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 17:39:58  Fred Schroeder Obituary from today's NY Times [Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 17:05:06  COA Website Maintenance [Steve Morytko via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 15:16:40  Hoary Redpoll continues [Dan Rottino via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 05:04:08  Ross's Gull, Stamford and Norwalk - no [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 02:30:19  East Hartford birding [SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds]
18 Jan: @ 00:28:06  Ross's Gull - No to 4:20PM [Jim Dugan via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 22:15:32  Stratford-Milford Highlights [Mark Grogan via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 21:16:40  Fwd: Glaucous Gull [Colleen Lord via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 19:56:04  Glaucous Gull [Larry Bausher via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 19:39:15  Hoary Redpoll Continues [Karen Prager via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 19:05:04  East Hartford Middle school [John Weeks via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 18:31:24  Great Egret Westport [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 18:09:02  Ross's Gull [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 17:57:02 Re: Ross’s Gull - no [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 17:47:05  Valley Falls Park Evening Grosbeaks [Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 17:15:11  HOARY REDPOLL yes [William (Will) Schenck via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 17:06:10 Re: Ross’s Gull - no [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 16:56:59  Ross’s Gull - no [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 16:45:16  Old Saybrook [JOHN OGREN via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 16:19:10  Extralimital: FERRUGINOUS HAWK, Orange County NY [Ryan Maclean via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 15:36:39 Re: Ross's Gull updates [Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 15:27:32 Re: Ross's Gull updates [Brendan Reilly via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 14:33:59 Re: Pine Grosbeaks- Falls Village [Nicolas Main via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 13:15:55  Ross's Gull updates [Tony [Sent From My Ipad] via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 13:05:39  Pine Grosbeaks- Falls Village [Peter Green via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 02:00:23 Re: ROSS'S Gull pics [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 01:59:10  Ross's Gull - details and location map [MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 00:56:31 Re: ROSS'S Gull pics [Joseph Budrow via CTBirds]
17 Jan: @ 00:48:00  ROSS'S Gull pics [Ed Haesche via CTBirds]





Subject: Long-tailed duck, common eider - Downtown Mystic
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 21:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A pair of long-tailed duck seen from the boardwalk of Mystic River Park -
within 25'. Also 2 eider.





Paul Wragg, Annette David-Rallo



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Subject: Redpolls - Yes
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 21:24 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Both common and hoary redpolls made their afternoon stop at the grassy area at Nod Brook park in Simsbury about 3:30pm.

Also, found Sibleys handbook that someone must have dropped here. Contact me if its yours.

Steve Brainard
Cheshire, CT

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Subject: My bird lists in Orange
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 3:22 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I apologize about posting my ebird list on the ctbird list.  I meant to
"share" it with the ct bird atlas for data and hit the wrong link.
For those interested, there are 2 pairs of Northern Pintail Ducks and 2
drake Wood ducks at Crosby Pond in Orange.
At Lake Wepawaug at the American legion post on Grassy Hill Rd., there are
Ring necked ducks along with the hundreds of Canada Geese, Mute swans and
Hoodies.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Subject: RFI - Black Guillemot -Bluff Point
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 2:55 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I looked for it in the late morning and early noon on the 16th without
success. I did find the razorbill, however.

Tom

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 1:31 PM David Provencher via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Bruce we hiked through there yesterday evening but light/sea conditions
> made it extraordinarily difficult to try and find it using only binoculars.
> I would think there is a good chance it is still in the area.
>
> Dave
>
> Dave Provencher
>
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 12:29 PM Bruce Finnan via CTBirds <
> ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone looked for the Guillemot since it was last reported on
> 1/15/21?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> >
> >
> > Bruce Finnan
> >
> > Southbury
> >
> >
> >
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--
Tom Baptist
19 Brookside Court
East Hampton, CT 06424
(203) 979-6800
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Subject: Beverly Propen has shared an eBird checklist with you from Orange - Crosbys Pond on Jan 19, 2021 - 3:00 PM
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 1:14 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

https://ebird.org/mychecklists...

You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

https://support.ebird.org/en/s...

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Subject: Bird siting
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 23:45 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
2 Great Egrets Warehouse Pond Stratford CT. 7: 30 am.
Paul Cashman
Bridgeport,CT. 1 / 19/ 21
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Subject: Redpolls at Nod Brook
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 22:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Four common and one hoary redpoll seen WELL at the "grassy" location around 3:30pm today.

Also, anyone who lost a Sibleys guide at this location can contact me for its return.

Steve Brainard
Cheshire, CT

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Subject: Seaside Park Barrow's Goldeneye - NO
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 22:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Seaside Park, Bridgeport 2-3 PM - no sign of female Barrow's Goldeneye or the male hybrid among the flock of 6 male and 34-35 female Common Goldeneyes moving from the base of the jetty out into the open bay and drifting back and inside the jetty with the black ducks, gulls and Long-tailed ducks.
Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Subject: 14 acre issue eBird
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 21:05 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The issue appears to be fixed. Apologies for any redundant Eurasian Wigeon,
shoveler or pintail on needs alert emails!

Good birding,

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
CT eBird Hotspot Editor

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 3:38 PM Aidan Kiley wrote:

> CT Birders-
>
> If you're seeing ducks you've seen this year pop up on needs alerts do not
> fear. Some glitch that I did not do moved the pin of the eBird hotspot to
> Massachusetts.
>
> It will be fixed ASAP.
>
> Aidan Kiley
> Fairfield
>
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Subject: 14 acre issue eBird
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 20:39 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
CT Birders-

If you're seeing ducks you've seen this year pop up on needs alerts do not
fear. Some glitch that I did not do moved the pin of the eBird hotspot to
Massachusetts.

It will be fixed ASAP.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Subject: RFI - Black Guillemot -Bluff Point
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 18:31 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Bruce we hiked through there yesterday evening but light/sea conditions
made it extraordinarily difficult to try and find it using only binoculars.
I would think there is a good chance it is still in the area.

Dave

Dave Provencher

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 12:29 PM Bruce Finnan via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Has anyone looked for the Guillemot since it was last reported on 1/15/21?
>
>
>
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
>
> Bruce Finnan
>
> Southbury
>
>
>
> --
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Subject: RFI - Black Guillemot -Bluff Point
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 17:29 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Has anyone looked for the Guillemot since it was last reported on 1/15/21?





Thank you,



Bruce Finnan

Southbury



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Subject: Continuing Sick House Finches, New Haven
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 15:03 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hello,

Thanks for writing about this. I have finches with eye disease in my New Haven yard, as well.

I moved here summer 2019, and I've hardly had a month without finches with eye disease (I live in the East Rock neighborhood) visiting the yard. A friend on lower State Street also has them. Regular cleaning, removing feeders, etc., has little to no observable impact on the population's health. I've gotten the impression that it's widespread in town, and like, you, I'm wondering what my best move is.

I'm interested to hear if there's any community effort that might be of use?

The only upside I've seen is that my local raptors have some easy meals--I found a pile of goldfinch feathers in my yard not long after seeing an American Goldfinch with eye disease.

Best,
Kimberly
New Haven

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:43:15 -0500
From: Jackson Smith
To: ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Continuing Sick House Finches, New Haven
Message-ID:

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I wrote a couple of weeks ago about House Finches at my feeders showing
signs of finch eye disease. Thank you to everyone who responded with
helpful advice! I ended up taking my feeders down for nearly two weeks to
try to solve the problem. They have been back up for two days and I have
sick finches back already. It appears that a significant number of House
Finches in my area have eye disease. Is anyone else in New Haven seeing
sick finches, either at their feeders or out birding? I'm not really sure
what to do about the problem now, other than giving up on feeding birds to
avoid spreading the disease.

Jackson Smith
Wooster Square, New Haven

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Subject: Nod Brook road conditions
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 13:53 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
If you don't mind a very short walk, you can park at Sperry Park in Avon and walk in heading left along the rail trail, then turn right down into the area where the bird was seen. Sperry Park is on Rt. 10 north a short distance from from Rt. 44. Turn into driveway at light with Healthtrax sign and bear right into small parking area.

Zellene

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Subject: Hoary Redpoll location and parking
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 7:24 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
If the usual road gets too muddy or rutted you can probably also see the
two redpolls from the other side, by driving to the small parking area on
the east side of the 80 Avon Meadow Lane building. There is a very small
grassy field immediately on the east side of those parking spaces, where
the two birds have been seen, often on the ground, sometimes near the lamp
pole. This is an excellent opportunity to compare these two species.

See Chris Wood's excellent photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

And Julian Hough's excellent article here:
https://naturescapeimages.word...

Tom Robben

Glastonbury CT
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Subject: Hoary Redpoll in Avon - yes
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 4:03 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The Common and Hoary Redpolls were feeding in the grassy area above the parking lot late afternoon (4:00-ish). It was just the two of them and they stayed there for a good while before flying off. According to others, they were in the same area in the morning, left around noon and returned again late afternoon.

Maggy Graham
Bloomfield
Sent from my magnificent mobile machine

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Subject: C O A Website Maintenance Complete
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 1:56 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696


Nothing to be sorry about Steve. Thank you for all you do!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: COA website maintenance complete
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 23:25 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The unscheduled maintenance of the COA website was completed early this afternoon resulting in the website being down for approximately 10 minutes. We're sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Steve Morytko - COA Electronics team member
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Subject: HOARY REDPOLL - Avon NO
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 23:16 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Afternoon looks produced nada. Heads up though with the traffic it’s increasingly muddy and deep. Wear the right shoes and perhaps even bring the right car.

I might be more upset over my adidas than not seeing the bird. Haha

Christina Cole
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Subject: Pine grosbeaks and long-tailed duck
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 18:44 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Not two species you would see side by side.  They weren’t.

Great Mountain Forest headquarters parking lot ~10am - 11 Pine Grosbeaks. 8 flew in to single spruce next to headquarters office then another 3 moments later. Fed for about 15 minutes before dropping to smaller spruce trees behind house.

Barkhamsted Reservoir - close from east parking lot at Saville Dam - ~11am - single hen Long-tailed Duck. Seen briefly in good light before heading north.

Also, Barkhamsted yard - finally getting more than the 50+ goldfinches....2 Pine Siskins for a few minutes on deck feeders.

Fran Zygmont
Barkhamsted



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Subject: Continuing Sick House Finches, New Haven
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 18:43 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about House Finches at my feeders showing
signs of finch eye disease. Thank you to everyone who responded with
helpful advice! I ended up taking my feeders down for nearly two weeks to
try to solve the problem. They have been back up for two days and I have
sick finches back already. It appears that a significant number of House
Finches in my area have eye disease. Is anyone else in New Haven seeing
sick finches, either at their feeders or out birding? I'm not really sure
what to do about the problem now, other than giving up on feeding birds to
avoid spreading the disease.

Jackson Smith
Wooster Square, New Haven
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Subject: Fred Schroeder Obituary from today's NY Times
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 17:39 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
This does not in any way capture the vibrant man I knew who was
instrumental in getting me my first pair of Swarovskis, encouraging me to
bird by ear and getting me involved in bird banding but perhaps it will be
appreciated by those who knew him.

FREDERICK D. SCHROEDER (1934-2021)
SCHROEDER—Frederick D., longtime resident of Redding, CT, died on January
16, 2021 at the age of 86. He is survived by his loving family: his wife of
62 years, Jean, his children Frederick C. (Allison) and Lisa (Joe), his
grandson Charlie, and his sister Penny. Fred graduated from The Pingry
School, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School. He was a partner in the
law firms of Cole & Deitz and Winston & Strawn and was a member of The
University Club. Fred served on the boards of The Connecticut Audubon
Society, The Connecticut Ornithological Association, and The Redding
Conservation Commission. He will be greatly missed by his family and
friends with whom he enthusiastically shared his many interests— books,
history, the arts, gardening, birds, worldwide travel, wines in France,
winters in Costa Rica. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The
Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824, or to
New Pond Farm Education Center, 101 Marchant Road, Redding, CT, 06896.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Subject: COA Website Maintenance
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 17:05 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
CT birders,
The COA website will experience some unexpected downtime beginning sometime today. Unfortunately, we are depending on a third-party to complete a process and we don't know exactly when it will start nor when it will end. Know that we are trying our best to minimize the outage time and that it is necessary. We'll post further updates as we learn them.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Steve Morytko - COA Electronics team member
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Subject: Hoary Redpoll continues
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 15:16 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Avon, Nod Brook Wildlfe Management Area.  HOARY REDPOLL and COMMON REDPOLL in the grassy area just above the dirt parking area where it was seen yesterday.

Dan, Trudy and Danny Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Subject: Ross's Gull, Stamford and Norwalk - no
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 5:04 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Shippan Point, Stamford - 4 Red-Breasted Mergansers and one Long-Tailed
Duck.
Cummings Park boat basin - 2 Common Loons! Good pictures.; one unidentified
diving duck (possibly a Ruddy Duck?) could not get a positive ID or picture.
Cummings parking lot - 75 Ring-Billed and Herring Gulls.
Cove Pond - usual Gulls.
Calfpasture - Norwalk - 400-500 assorted Gulls, including several Great
Black Backed;2 Buffleheads. Getting dark.
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Subject: East Hartford birding
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 2:30 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Fem Am wigeon, 1 gadwall, and 2 green winged teal, along with common and hooded mergs, Canada geese, mallards, and black ducks, in the Hockanum River Reservoir behind the EH Middle School.

Lots and lots of Canada geese, mallards, and black ducks in the Hockanum River Linear Park pond, and a quick glimpse of what was likely a pintail at the east end, but could not confirm as it moved behind grasses. Accessible either from Elm Street or behind the City Hall. Warning: the boardwalk, particularly at Elm Street, is in VERY bad condition, impassable at points. There is one enormous tree over it on the Elm Street side and is dangerous to get over. Great caution is recommended if you want to bird there.

Sarah Faulkner, Collinsville
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Subject: Ross's Gull - No to 4:20PM
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 0:28 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
1/17/21 - Ross’s Gull stakeout from shortly after the Park opened until 4:20PM - scoped Park from the east end of Moraine Trail to West Beach, no sign of the bird. Perhaps it will be found again along our coast as the 1984 bird was.

Jim Dugan
New Milford
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Subject: Stratford-Milford Highlights
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 22:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
After striking out up north looking for the Pine Grosbeaks, headed back to
our usual spots and found a Great Cormorant in Frash Pond, Stratford and a
Glaucous Gull at Milford Point.

Mark Grogan
Woodbridge
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Subject: Fwd: Glaucous Gull
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 21:16 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Seeing the Glaucous at WHvn boat ramp now - he is the  same Savin Rock Glaucous that has been on the Savin Rock Condo and Peck beaches since May including yesterday.  Identical patterning. Such a beauty! Glad he is sticking around for the winter. I really wish people would stop feeding these gulls though. I see it 2-3 times a day and educate them when I can get to them. These lucky gulls have so much to eat in the water it really upsets me. Will try to get better signage here.

Colleen Lord
Savin Rock
West Haven


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> From: Larry Bausher via CTBirds
> Date: January 17, 2021 at 2:56:05 PM EST
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Glaucous Gull
> Reply-To: Larry Bausher
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> ?1/17: West Haven, West Haven boat ramp, 2:45 pm, one Glaucous Gull.
>
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Subject: Glaucous Gull
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 19:56 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
1/17: West Haven, West Haven boat ramp, 2:45 pm, one Glaucous Gull.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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Subject: Hoary Redpoll Continues
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 19:39 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hoary Redpoll continues this morning at Nod Brook. Seen and photographed well.

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Subject: East Hartford Middle school
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 19:05 pm
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1 American Wigeon, 3 Gadwall and 2 Green-winged Teal

Chris Chinni and John Weeks

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Subject: Great Egret Westport
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 18:31 pm
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1:25pm
North side of I-95 in the marsh tributary into Mill Pond feeding.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Ross's Gull
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 18:09 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
NW wind might have pushed it across the Sound. Long Island birders
should be alerted.
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Subject: Ross’s Gull - no
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 17:57 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I'll check the Norwalk-Stamford area. It's very windy.

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:56 AM Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> 1/17. Hammonasset SP - despite many many birders (from CT and many other
> states) searching, there has been no sign of yesterday’s ROSS’S GULL. I
> suspect with the howling WSW wind, it might be hunkered down somewhere, as
> most gulls are doing, on ballfields, marina docks, etc. I just checked some
> Clinton marina docks. There are gulls just sitting out the wind...no sign
> of Mr. Ross yet.
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Subject: Valley Falls Park Evening Grosbeaks
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 17:47 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Had 4 Evening Grosbeaks at Valley Falls Park in Vernon this late morning. Were perched in the top of a tree and flew off calling loudly to the east as I came around a bend and over a rise in the trail. No chance for any picts.
Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Subject: HOARY REDPOLL yes
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 17:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Avon — Great views of the Hoary Redpoll at Nod Brook. It is currently
feeding in a grassy area along a parking lot, like a Horned Lark, with a
Common Redpoll, along the bike path up from the dirt parking lot,
here: (41.8215707, -72.8250895)

Will Schenck
Greenwich
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Subject: Ross’s Gull - no
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 17:06 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I also searched all the beaches and lookouts I could get to from Clinton to Old Saybrook searching for the Ross's and had no luck.

Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook, CT

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, 11:56:59 AM EST, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds wrote:

1/17. Hammonasset SP - despite many many birders (from CT and many other states) searching, there has been no sign of yesterday’s ROSS’S GULL. I suspect with the howling WSW wind, it might be hunkered down somewhere, as most gulls are doing, on ballfields, marina docks, etc. I just checked some Clinton marina docks. There are gulls just sitting out the wind...no sign of Mr. Ross yet.

Frank Mantlik

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Subject: Ross’s Gull - no
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 16:56 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
1/17. Hammonasset SP - despite many many birders (from CT and many other states) searching, there has been no sign of yesterday’s ROSS’S GULL. I suspect with the howling WSW wind, it might be hunkered down somewhere, as most gulls are doing, on ballfields, marina docks, etc. I just checked some Clinton marina docks. There are gulls just sitting out the wind...no sign of Mr. Ross yet.

Frank Mantlik

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Subject: Old Saybrook
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 16:45 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Just completed an hour long cruise along Old Saybrook's coastline and coves in case the Ross's had got blown a bit to the east. Lots of gulls but nothing small that could have been the Ross's Gull. (10:45-11:45 am )

John Ogren

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Subject: Extralimital: FERRUGINOUS HAWK, Orange County NY
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 16:19 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Yesterday Linda Scrima photographed a juvenile Ferruginous Hawk in New Hampton NY. This morning I along with numerous observers saw the bird hovering over Lynch Ave, New Hampton NY before it flew below treeline and out of sight. Many are currently trying to relocate.

-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center

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Subject: Ross's Gull updates
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 15:36 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I have been scoping and searching since a bit after 8 AM in hopes of better looks than yesterday.  No luck so far.

Many other birders looking and no one has found it either. I have met birders from as far away as Pennsylvania.

Please note that the wind is very strong; tough day for a search!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

> On Jan 17, 2021, at 10:27 AM, Brendan Reilly via CTBirds wrote:
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> ?No positive reports my knowledge as of 10:20 a.m., to the best of my knowledge.
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Subject: Ross's Gull updates
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 15:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
No positive reports my knowledge as of 10:20 a.m., to the best of my knowledge.

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Subject: Pine Grosbeaks- Falls Village
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 14:33 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Just a follow up on Tina’s email: I just got service back as it’s quite
scarce in the NW corner. Just finished the checklist with recordings and a
detailed description of the sighting. Linked below

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

Nicolas Main
Litchfield, Ct

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> Nic Main just called to report 10 Pine Grosbeaks feeding in trees across
> from the Great Mountain Forest Headquarters in Falls Village on Great
> Mountain Road.
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Subject: Ross's Gull updates
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 13:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Has anyone seen the Ross's Gull today? Thanks

Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Subject: Pine Grosbeaks- Falls Village
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 13:05 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Nic Main just called to report 10 Pine Grosbeaks feeding in trees across from the Great Mountain Forest Headquarters in Falls Village on Great Mountain Road.

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: ROSS'S Gull pics
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 2:00 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Ed, Thanks for sharing your great photos of this Mega-rarity. And grateful congratulations to Micky Komara for finding it and sending photos to Nick Bonomo for identification.
Frank MantlikStratford
On Saturday, January 16, 2021, 07:48:01 PM EST, Ed Haesche via CTBirds wrote:

Thanks to Micky Komera who found and stayed with bird and got the word out.Hammonasset Meigs Pt Jetty 1-16-2021. It was first seen in Boulder pond so maybe it might show tomorrow, worth a look.Ed Haesche Guilford
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Subject: Ross's Gull - details and location map
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 1:59 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
For those interested in the Ross's Gull, sighting details, pix, and location map can be found in this ebird report: https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...  https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...

Birding map to Hammonasset Beach State Park, can be found at: https://www.ctbirding.org/bird... Just type in "jetty" or "Boulder Pond" in the upper left corner search tool.

M Komara
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Subject: ROSS'S Gull pics
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 0:56 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I'm always amazed at the skill to finding these rare gulls. Did someone notice the smoky eye from afar and yell ROSS!!!

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On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 7:48 PM, Ed Haesche via CTBirds wrote: Thanks to Micky Komera who found and stayed with bird and got the word out.Hammonasset Meigs Pt Jetty 1-16-2021. It was first seen in Boulder pond so maybe it might show tomorrow, worth a look.Ed Haesche Guilford
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Subject: ROSS'S Gull pics
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 0:48 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Thanks to Micky Komera who found and stayed with bird and got the word out.Hammonasset Meigs Pt Jetty 1-16-2021. It was first seen in Boulder pond so maybe it might show tomorrow, worth a look.Ed Haesche Guilford
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