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14 Dec: @ 09:06:18  Pink Footed in Preston [Danforth, Mark E (Mark) via CTBirds]
13 Dec: @ 10:42:57  Bald Eagle Tries To Snag An Octopus, Instantly Regrets It | HuffPost [Bev via CTBirds]
13 Dec: @ 10:35:12  Cackling Goose Fairfield 12/12 [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
13 Dec: @ 10:01:38  Silver Sands - Common Yellowthroats [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
13 Dec: @ 09:04:13  Durham SNOW GEESE [Tony Belejack via CTBirds]
13 Dec: @ 06:48:26  Joseph Zeranski [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
13 Dec: @ 06:30:48  Pink-footed Goose Preston YES [David Provencher via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 19:48:17  Pileated Woodpeckers and Cooper's Hawk [Pam Taylor via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 14:40:45  Hilltop Farm Red-headed Woodpeckers and eBird [Aidan Kiley via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 11:20:10 Re: I’ve been hacked! [Phil Asprelli via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 10:42:07  I’ve been hacked! [Phil Asprelli via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 10:31:09  Tufted duck jennings beach [Bill Banks via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 09:27:31  Lapland Longspur Seaside Pk [Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds]
12 Dec: @ 06:31:50  Westport Gannet [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
11 Dec: @ 21:21:06  Bears in Avon [David Lawton via CTBirds]
11 Dec: @ 18:31:25  American Tree Sparrows Larsen Fairfield Audubon [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
11 Dec: @ 14:12:10  CACC [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
11 Dec: @ 10:37:32  Bald eagle Just flew over house Greens Farms, Westport ! [Leslie Meredith via CTBirds]
11 Dec: @ 10:22:56  West Hartford Reservoir 6 [zellene via CTBirds]
11 Dec: @ 07:19:07  New Haven - Iceland Gull [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 15:27:57  Eastern Towhee- Washington, CT [John D Babington via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 08:59:12  Pink-footed Goose [Eli Holton via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 08:25:29  Re-pinkie [Linda Olsen via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 07:57:21  No PFGO 0848 [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 07:50:45  PF Goose flew 8.20. Checked usual spots, not refound [Severin Uebbing via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 07:23:53  Re-pink footed goose [Linda Olsen via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 07:06:45  Good news for birds from NYC [Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 06:51:05  Edgewood Park [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 06:43:26  Pink-Footed Refound [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
10 Dec: @ 06:30:31  New Haven Pink-Footed Goose Yes [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
09 Dec: @ 21:20:34 Re: Bird ID Help [Roy Harvey via CTBirds]
09 Dec: @ 19:49:48  Quinnipiac Marsh - North Haven & Hamden; Hamden backyard feeder; 12/08/2019 [Glen M Cummings via CTBirds]
09 Dec: @ 19:38:03 Re: Bird ID Help [Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds]
09 Dec: @ 18:40:11  Bird ID Help [Lisa White via CTBirds]
09 Dec: @ 17:25:30  Pink-footed Goose, New Haven [Chris Howe via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 19:10:50  Hartford Audubon Potluck Dinner 12-10 [SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 13:38:15  Greater White-fronted Good Fairfield Hunt Club Field [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 13:35:31  Ruddy Ducks Southbury and Weston [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 13:32:34  Redheads Norwalk Harbor [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 12:43:03  Pink-footed Goose NO but... [David Provencher via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 12:35:57  Grass Island, Greenwich Harbor [Lynnette Clemens via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 09:50:32  Tufted Duck and Canvasbacks Bridgeport and Stratford [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 09:34:04  Horned Larks in Canton [SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds]
08 Dec: @ 07:45:24  Tufted duck YES [James Hunter via CTBirds]
07 Dec: @ 16:44:39  Golden Eagle [Eli Holton via CTBirds]
07 Dec: @ 14:14:12  Bantam Lake still partially open [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
07 Dec: @ 13:23:36  Enfield [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
07 Dec: @ 11:08:21  Iceland Gull [Chris Loscalzo via CTBirds]
07 Dec: @ 10:42:54  Question- Where were the Blackpoll Warblers this fall? [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
07 Dec: @ 09:59:39  Ruddy duck on Indian lake -Orange [Bev via CTBirds]





Subject: Pink Footed in Preston
Date: Sat Dec 14 2019 9:06 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Being seen now in cornfield on Old North Rd. Off Rt. 164.
Mark Danforth , Tolland.

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Subject: Bald Eagle Tries To Snag An Octopus, Instantly Regrets It | HuffPost
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:42 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
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Subject: Cackling Goose Fairfield 12/12
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:35 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
12/12, Fairfield, Sasco Hill Rd, Country Club of Fairfield - CACKLING GOOSE among about 300 Canadas feeding on golf course; scoped from Southport shore.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Silver Sands - Common Yellowthroats
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:01 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Silver Sands - 2 Common Yellowthroats, 1 RC Kinglet, 1 Catbird.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: Durham SNOW GEESE
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 9:04 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hello,
There are currently 3 Snow geese at Greenbacker Farm Pond in Durham amongst 100 Canadian geese.One juv and 2 adults (one with a rusty orange head).
Also to note is that I had a CACKLING GOOSE in Wallingford yesterday.

Tony


Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Subject: Joseph Zeranski
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 6:48 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hello friends,
It is with great sadness that I report that a giant figure in Connecticut Birding, Joseph Zeranski of Greenwich, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Joe is probably best known as the co-author, with Thomas Baptist, of the milestone book, "Connecticut Birds", published in 1990. Even today it serves as the printed bible of the birds of CT, with an annotated species list.Also, "Big Joe" had an unending creative vision for new projects relating to birding. Among his accomplishments are as a founding member of The Connecticut Ornithological Association, the creation of the Greenwich Summer Bird Count, and the establishment of the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at Greenwich Audubon.
Joe was also a local historian, and a Constable of the town of Greenwich. He was probably happiest sitting at the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, helping to document the annual passage of raptors during their southbound migration.
I have not yet seen an obituary, but I have heard that a memorial service is being planned. More later, as it becomes available.
Good Bye, Joe.
Frank MantlikStratford
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Subject: Pink-footed Goose Preston YES
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 6:30 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
on my way to do winter survey work I've checked the geese on Amos Lake in
Preston. The Pink-footed Goose is present with about 900 Canada geese. The
continuation of this bird here in Preston confirms that there are two
different individual Pink-footed Geese that have occurred recently in
Connecticut.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Subject: Pileated Woodpeckers and Cooper's Hawk
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 19:48 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
2 Pileated Woodpeckers at Hemlock Hills.  I frequently see 2 together - is
this usual?

This afternoon a Cooper's Hawk that poaches in our yard was perched on a
deck chair 5 feet from our kitchen window. Fun to get such a close look.

Pam T.
Ridgefield
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Subject: Hilltop Farm Red-headed Woodpeckers and eBird
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 14:40 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi CT Birders,

Many birders have been getting the Red-headed Woodpeckers at Hilltop Farm
in Suffield lately. I have created an eBird hotspot for the area. If you
have eBirded anything from that location, please merge your personal pins
with the hotspot. Here is how to do it:

Go into eBird on the website (not the app), and go to My eBird. Click on
Manage my Checklists on the right side, and find your list for the
location. When you're on the checklist, click on the large blue button with
the pencil on the right, Checklist tools, and then click Edit Location.
Next, click "Nearby Location on a Map", and zoom to the location (you can
search Hilltop Farm in the search box), and click on the red hotspot icon.
Click continue, and you're all set. It's pretty simple once you get used to
it.

And if you are birding this location in the future, please select the
hotspot when you make a checklist, not create a personal pin, Hotpots are
useful to collect data in one place, where it can be easily analyzed and
used. Please use eBird hotspots whenever appropriate when you go birding,
and do not create unnecessary personal pins. If there's a hotspot for a
location, please use it.

Also, please feel free to suggest a location as a hotspot. My eBird->
Manage my Locations-> Find the location ->Edit-> Suggest as hotspot.

If you have any hotspot questions, or eBird questions in general, please do
not hesitate to reach out to myself or Greg Hanisek.

Good birding!

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield CT/Easton MA
CT Hotspot Editor
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Subject: I’ve been hacked!
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 11:20 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Lori


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On Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:41 AM, Phil Asprelli via CTBirds wrote:

Hi members, I am not asking anyone to purchase a gift card for my nephew. Phil Asprelli


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Subject: I’ve been hacked!
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 10:42 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi members, I am not asking anyone to purchase a gift card for my nephew.            Phil Asprelli


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Subject: Tufted duck jennings beach
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 10:31 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Now with approx 550 Scaup.With Greg and BruceBill Banks


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Subject: Lapland Longspur Seaside Pk
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 9:27 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
West end with larks and 3 Snow Buntings Greg Hanisek
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Subject: Westport Gannet
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 6:31 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sherwood Island SP- Northern Gannet flying west at 7:28am

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Bears in Avon
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 21:21 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Passing this along for the benefit of others in the area:  late in the
season, and after snow, but I just had a large black bear take down most of
my feeders. Ugh.

David Lawton
Avon

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Subject: American Tree Sparrows Larsen Fairfield Audubon
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 18:31 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
About 3pm

2- American Tree Sparrows between the bird feeders and garage building on the south side of the main building.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: CACC
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 14:12 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
12/11 Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,   10:15am-1PM, overcast,
high tide, 2" snow, 28F.
Beautiful morning with snow accenting the center. Edges of the marsh are
frozen.
On the marsh: 12 American Black ducks (1 was head bobbing to another one),
1 Gadwall, 8 Buffleheads, 2 American Wigeons (male and female) 48 Canada
Geese, 1 fly by Great blue heron, 3 ring billed bulls, 1 Great black backed
gull sitting on the osprey nest.
On the grounds & feeders: 1 Mourning dove, 1 Mockingbird, 1 Carolina wren,
10 House finches, 2 Song sparrows, 1 White throated sparrow, 1 House
sparrow.
and 7 fishing boats far out on the marsh.
Bev Propen, orange
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Subject: Bald eagle Just flew over house Greens Farms, Westport !
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 10:37 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Slow majestic progress with minimal effort.
Earlier this week saw one gliding over Southport Harbor. Always a thrill

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Subject: West Hartford Reservoir 6
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 10:22 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Tuesday in a light rain, there were about 100 Hooded Mergansers and 50 Common Mergs. Also a few Mallards. Interestingly, one male Hoodie was doing a mating display....a bit early for that I think.

Zellene
Bloomfield

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Subject: New Haven - Iceland Gull
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 7:19 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
New Haven - Grape Vine Point/foot of James St. 1 First Cycle Iceland across
the Q River on top of one of the factory Buildings.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: Eastern Towhee- Washington, CT
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 15:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Getting ready to take a shower this morning and noted, looking out the window of the bathroom, an Eastern Towhee in the Eastern Hemlock bushes on the side of the house. Hope the towhee is around this coming Saturday for the Woodbury- Roxbury CBC.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Subject: Pink-footed Goose
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 8:59 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I heard that the Pink-footed Goose disappeared from Edgewood Park, so I
decided to check Lake Whitney. I did not find it there but I biked over to
the New Haven Country Club and checked there. I found a large flock of
geese foraging on the grass and checked them. I found the Pink-footed Goose
(Probably the same one) mixed in the flock at 9:32. Somebody then drove by
in a golf cart and purposefully flushed the geese. So refound, but then
flew off. People should probably check the surrounding areas.

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Subject: Re-pinkie
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 8:25 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Not on duck pond when we arrived.. Met birding group we all will be
canvassing area and will post if refound. L. Olen and Franklin Nejame
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Subject: No PFGO 0848
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 7:57 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Pink-footed goose not at Edgewood currently. Two non-birders in park tell me geese were scared by person with a camera? Will try to relocate.

Nick B
Wallingford

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Subject: PF Goose flew 8.20. Checked usual spots, not refound
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 7:50 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
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Subject: Re-pink footed goose
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 7:23 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
pent hours looking for this bird.. thank you ! Love you John Oshlick!!!
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Subject: Good news for birds from NYC
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 7:06 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
NYC has pending bird friendly glass building code requirements.

https://thecity.nyc/2019/12/ho...


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, CT
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Subject: Edgewood Park
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 6:51 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The pond can be seen from chapel st.
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Subject: Pink-Footed Refound
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 6:43 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Currently on Edgewood Park Duck Pond at 7:42

John Oshlick
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Subject: New Haven Pink-Footed Goose Yes
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 6:30 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
New Haven Pink-Footed Goose yes. I just had it in the West River near the
corner of Ella T Grasso and Derby Ave/34. Sadly it just flew north with 17
Canada's. I would check the small fields around the yale athletic complex
and Edgewood Park. There was also a Greater-white Fronted Goose which is
still here.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: Bird ID Help
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 21:20 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Lisa tried to post a photo, which of course doesn't work on CTBirds. The message, and photo, were caught in a filter for the list admin to deal with. I passed it along to five birders I often bother with such things. One suggested an immature Red-shouldered Hawk, three of the other agreed, with one not heard from.

Roy Harvey
CTBirds admin/moderator
Beacon Falls, CT



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Can someone ID this hawk for me? Been hanging out in my backyard in Essex for the past few weeks. Thx.

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Subject: Quinnipiac Marsh - North Haven & Hamden; Hamden backyard feeder; 12/08/2019
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 19:49 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I apologize for not being able to get this out Sunday evening, and today,
there seemed to be no bird activity at all in the usual spots.



Quinnipiac Marsh - Black Crowned Night Heron; 1 Male Mallard, 2 Females
Mallards; 1 Female Northern Harrier; 2 Adult Bald Eagles, 1 Male Peregrine
Falcon, several Tufted Titmouse, 20 or so Adult and Immature Herring Gulls.

Hamden Backyard - 6 Wild Turkey, 2 Red Bellied WP, 1 Downy WP, 1 Hairy WP, 6
Blue Jays, 8-10 Tufted Titmouse, 5 Black-capped Chickadee, 1 Carolina Wren,
10 White-throated Sparrow, 4 Dark -eyed Junco, 2 White-breasted Nuthatch, 12
Mourning Dove, several House Finch, too many European Starling.





Glen Cummings - Hamden CT







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Subject: Bird ID Help
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 19:38 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Lisa,
You came to the right place. Did it have a white throat? (Red Tail)What did the wing coverts look like? Did they have any pattern? (Red-shouldered) How about the tail, were the tail stripes really fine (Red-tailed), or were they thick (Red-shouldered)? Was it large and chunky (a buteo, like a Red-tailed or a Red-shouldered) or was it tapered and songbird like (more like a Sharp-shinned or Cooper's)? If the latter, did it have a small head and beady, crazy eyes (Sharp-shinned) or a normal-sized head and fierce eyes (Cooper's). How about the retrices from the ventral side. Were all the tail feathers the same length (Sharp-shinned) or were they graduated (Cooper's)? Did it have noodly, tear-drop streaks on a pure white breast (Cooper's)? Did it have an orange breast (adult Cooper's or Sharp-shinned, or Red-shouldered).
Backyard, Eastern USA Hawk ID is simple, there are only 4 species to deal with, really. You just have to be a bit systematic!
Happy birding,
Steve MayoBethany

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Can someone ID this hawk for me? Been hanging out in my backyard in Essex for the past few weeks. Thx.

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Subject: Bird ID Help
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 18:40 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Can someone ID this hawk for me? Been hanging out in my backyard in Essex for the past few weeks. Thx.

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Subject: Pink-footed Goose, New Haven
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 17:25 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Pink-footed Goose in a flock of 150 Canada Geese at 3:35pm today, on the grassy median at Ella Grasso Blvd and North Frontage / Legion Avenue, New Haven. (This is where the Monk Parakeet nests are.) Whole flock flew off to the west at 4:15pm, towards the West River. ID confirmed at the COA Board Meeting from my photos.

Chris Howe
Hamden

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Subject: Hartford Audubon Potluck Dinner 12-10
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 19:10 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Please join the Hartford Audubon Society for our Holiday Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, Decembe r 10th at 6 pm at St. James Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford.  All are welcome!

We're downstairs in the Parish Kitchen Hall. Good food, good company, and the annual members' slide show, followed by our always-popular teacup auction!

Remember to bring a dish to share and your own table setup. And please wear your favorite bird shirt or hat!

Questions? email me, Sarah Faulkner, HAS President
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Subject: Greater White-fronted Good Fairfield Hunt Club Field
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 13:38 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
About 2pm

Amongst the flock of Canada Geese eating grass in the field.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Ruddy Ducks Southbury and Weston
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 13:35 pm
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12 noon-1:30pm

3- Ruddy Ducks on the east side of the river about 3/8 of a mile downriver of Shepaug Dam.

5- Ruddy Ducks on the north end of Saugatuck Reservoir.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Redheads Norwalk Harbor
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 13:32 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
2:25pm

2- Redheads (male) amongst about 60 Scaups off the SE side of Veterans Park. Larry Flynn pointed this Scaup flock out to me a few years back, with a chance of seeing a couple Redheads mixed in.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Pink-footed Goose NO but...
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 12:43 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I checked very briefly while running errands it was not a proper search at
all. There were between 800 and 900 Canada geese, and I did not see the
Pink-footed.

Dave Provencher
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Subject: Grass Island, Greenwich Harbor
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 12:35 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Ducks have arrived. Approx 30 Gadwall in main harbor & west basin behind boat club. 4 Redheads. Hooded Mergansers. American Black Ducks. 2 GBH. Much of the Harbor has a thin coating of ice.  Most birds up between the dog park & I-95

Lynnette C - OG, CT
"In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence." by Robert Lynd

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Subject: Tufted Duck and Canvasbacks Bridgeport and Stratford
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 9:50 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
10amIn Captains Cove off Arthur Street

Amongst the sleeping Scaup flock, the female Tufted Duck continues. At 10:07, the entire flock woke up and flew away due to a couple boats moving around in the channel.

10:45 at Frash Pond

3- Canvasbacks (male) sleeping in the back of the pond on the north side about 150 west of a cement pipe culvert

1- very late Double-crested Cormorant drying its wings on the bank of the pond only 5 from my truck by the fence.

A good amount of Red-breasted Mergansers.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Horned Larks in Canton
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 9:34 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Found by Jamie Meyers and Jay Kaplan, Powder Mill Road - head north on Powder Mill from Rt 202, take left onto short, unmarked in about 1/2 mile road just before Canton Village Construction.  They were in the scaped-off section of the grassy area near the building.

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
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Subject: Tufted duck YES
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 7:45 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Being seen right now from deck and shops at captains cove (Bridgeport) In a mixed flock of greater, lesser scaup, and others.

Jim Hunter
Blackrock, CT


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Subject: Golden Eagle
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 16:44 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I had one Juvenile Golden Eagle fly over Camp Cedarcrest in Orange.
Beautiful bird, looked for them out in the western United States, but
couldn't find one. Lifer!

Eli Holton
Hamden
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Subject: Bantam Lake still partially open
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 14:14 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Saturday midday - Bantam still has fairly large areas of open water and a large number of ducks, including buffleheads, hooded and common mergs, ruddy ducks, coots and GB herons. Also a male Wood Duck at the bridge over the Bantam River on East Shore Road just off Rte 202.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Subject: Enfield
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 13:23 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This afternoon adult Peregrine Falcon perched under the route 190 bridge.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Subject: Iceland Gull
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 11:08 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Adult Iceland Gull is at Circle Beach in Madison along Neck Rd. Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey, Woodbridge

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Subject: Question- Where were the Blackpoll Warblers this fall?
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 10:42 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


I am out birding nearly every day in the fall and this year I saw very few Blackpoll Warblers. I wonder if anyone else noticed the reduction in their numbers this fall.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Ruddy duck on Indian lake -Orange
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 9:59 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Ruddy duck in with 53 mallards. Over 150 Canada geese
Bev propen. Orange

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At this afternoon party, we will announce the species, and unveil the painting of the 2020 ABA Bird of the Year, by Chicago icon and prominent American artist Tony Fitzpatrick.


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