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19 Aug: @ 11:19:49  Collarde-dove [Chris Elphick via CTBirds]
19 Aug: @ 09:32:36  Goodwin Trail (East Haddam to East Lyme) late singing birds [Dyl Pedro via CTBirds]
18 Aug: @ 17:03:10  Nighthawks [C. S. Wood via CTBirds]
18 Aug: @ 15:10:43  RED KNOT Milford Point [Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds]
18 Aug: @ 12:50:25  Lawrence's Warbler [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
18 Aug: @ 11:16:36  Hammo [Sean Milnes via CTBirds]
18 Aug: @ 09:32:43 Re: Magnificent Frigatebird additional sighting yesterday 8/17/19 [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
18 Aug: @ 08:57:51  Magnificent Frigatebird additional sighting yesterday 8/17/19 [Stefan Martin via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 18:26:30  AAfCW fencing removal [Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 16:51:40  Adult Bald Eagle - Shelton [Paul via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 16:40:02 Re: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 14:27:41 Re: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo [Joseph Budrow via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 14:22:11 Re: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 13:11:33 Re: Ovenbird Collecting Nesting Material [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 12:56:34 Re: Ovenbird collecting nesting material [Glenn Williams via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 12:40:08  Ovenbird collecting nesting material [Rob Ballinger via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 12:03:52 Re: Magnificent Frigatebird reported at Hammonasset [FRANK GALLO via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 11:43:01  MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 11:42:47  Magnificent Frigatebird reported at Hammonasset [Roy Harvey via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 07:16:08  Migration [Sean Milnes via CTBirds]
17 Aug: @ 06:20:27 Re: Endangered Species Act gutted [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 20:22:21  Bird welfare IS the topic those of us on the list ultimately depend on. [Susanne Shrader via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 19:35:07  Tidal Marsh Trail, North Haven [moore via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 15:12:01  Sandy Point Horned Lark [Preston Lust via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 10:23:12  Windsor Locks [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 06:36:06 Re: Off Topic Posts [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 06:23:29  Off-topic posts [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]
16 Aug: @ 06:02:08 Re: Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 22:18:38  Hamden - Mather to Treadwell pond, Aug 15, 2019 [Arthur Shippee via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 20:48:23 Re: Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior [Shaun Martin via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 19:31:05  Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior [Paul via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 17:26:23  New London Ferry [Phil Rusch via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 17:01:27  Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 15:46:05 Re: Beach Nesting Birds & Behavior [Joan Meek via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 12:38:52  Beach Nesting Birds & Behavior [DMSK Designs via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 09:02:47 Re: Fwd: Sandhill cranes [Keith Mueller via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 08:37:17  Colchester Deck [Ernest Harris via CTBirds]
15 Aug: @ 07:29:03  Ocean City NJ raptor solution [Tarponted via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 22:50:15 Re: Directions to Wangunk Meadows [Stuart Winquist via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 22:38:42  Fwd: Sandhill cranes [FRANK GALLO via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 20:50:26  2 Common Ravens: Hamden - 72 North Lake Dr., Aug 14, 2019 [Arthur Shippee via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 20:29:28  Sandhill Cranes [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 19:56:42 Re: Sandhill Cranes [Shaun Martin via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 19:27:30  Directions to Wangunk Meadows [Tim via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 18:08:48  Sandhill Cranes [Ralph Amodei via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 17:57:54  Colebrook Warblers [William Hobbie via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 17:07:51  Directions for Wangunk Meadows Parking [Michael Ashley via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 15:51:27  Whimbrel photo [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 15:23:36 Re: Whimbrel reminder [David Provencher via CTBirds]
14 Aug: @ 15:17:54  Whimbrel reminder [Aidan Kiley via CTBirds]





Subject: Collarde-dove
Date: Mon Aug 19 2019 11:19 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Just heard via Twitter about a Eurasian collared-dove that has been reported on and off over the past week on Club Rd in Orange. I™ve been out of the country for the past month but I don™t think the record has been posted here yet. Based on a quick look, the photos look good, but this ID is not simple and both hybrids and escapees should be considered.

Observer says birders are welcome but this sounds like a residential neighborhood so visitors should (of course) be respectful of private property, etc etc.

Pics can be seen here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/pau...

Chris Elphick
Storrs, CT
@ssts
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Subject: Goodwin Trail (East Haddam to East Lyme) late singing birds
Date: Mon Aug 19 2019 9:32 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Saturday 8/17 I hiked 14 miles with a friend and a pair of binoculars on the Goodwin Trail, starting in Chapel Farm preserve in East Haddam and ending at Darrow Pond in East Lyme. The cooler temps in the morning gave rise to some singing birds, at least and unfortunately until the rain squalls. Some of which I was surprised to find around still, including:


3 Acadian Flycatchers at Chapel Farm and further in East Haddam.

1 Cerulean Warbler near their Gungy Rd stronghold

1 Black billed Cuckoo near Grassy Hill

Although the rain drenched us and silenced the birds, the hike still gave us enjoyable stuff to look at, including lots of Cardinal flower along the streamsides, one of the tallest American Chestnut trees I've ever seen (apparently a blight resistant strain), and a colorful Vesper Bluet damselfly near Darrow Pond.

The parking area near Darrow Pond held more expected birds as we awaited our ride, including a family of Mockingbirds, and several aggressive Hummingbirds and Barn Swallows. Lots of birds on a wire, competing for the wire.

Dylan Pedro

Waterford
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Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 17:03 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Several Comments Nighthawks passing southbound over Woodbury now. Alas, summer is over but rejoice fall migration is underway.

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

Flickr: C.S.Wood-Photos
Blog: WoodWarbling
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Subject: RED KNOT Milford Point
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 15:10 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Me, Jo Fasciolo, and Eli Holton saw one Red Knot this afternoon at
Milford Point . More about our day here:
www.birderoftheshore.blogspot.com
Tony Belejack
Wallingford

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Subject: Lawrence's Warbler
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 12:50 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
8/18, 7 AM my yard - Lawrence's Warbler (adult plumage); also mini-migration: Am. redstarts, common yellowthroat, ovenbird; wood pewee, blue-headed vireo, wood thrush, veery, Baltimore Oriole, common grackles.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Subject: Hammo
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 11:16 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A Forsters Tern, 12 Glossy Ibis, few Pectoral Sandpipers and a Whimbrel at Hammo today.  All at Meigs.

Sean

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Subject: Magnificent Frigatebird additional sighting yesterday 8/17/19
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 9:32 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Thanks, Stefan and Glen,
Sounds very plausible Glen saw the same female MAFR. Checking mapquest, the distance between Hammonasset and Watch Hill is roughly 45 miles. And time elapsed between both sightings is about 70 minutes. Calculation is that the bird flew 39 mph eastward in a SE wind. They are a species that can fly/sail effortlessly in most winds.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 18, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Stefan Martin via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Hey all, speaking with my friend Glen Somogie (Audubon CT) yesterday
> afternoon after he returned from fishing rough waters just off RI, he
> mentioned seeing what he thought was a Frigatebird flying towards Watch
> Hill, RI. He asked me not to laugh when he started explaining what he saw
> (I did not btw) while having zero knowledge that one was seen just an hour
> prior of his sighting over Hammonaset. Timeline certainly adds up as well..
> I asked if he could put together a brief description of what he saw.
>
> ˜About 1:30p Bird emerged from fog flying northeast towards Watch Hill
> point amongst juvenile laughing gulls and terns. seemed to be targeting the
> Point. Much larger than other gulls, flying low just about eye level with
> slow wing beats. Resembling Adult Female, brown with patchy white collar
> and chest. Dark head and long hooked bill. Long narrow wings. Location:
> just west of Gangway Rock between Napatree pt and Watch hill pt. in Block
> Island sound. Wind strong SE, on and off heavy rain, scattered thunder
> storms.™
>
> Stefan Martin reporting for Glen Somogie
> Stratford Woodbury
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Subject: Magnificent Frigatebird additional sighting yesterday 8/17/19
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 8:57 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hey all, speaking with my friend Glen Somogie (Audubon CT) yesterday
afternoon after he returned from fishing rough waters just off RI, he
mentioned seeing what he thought was a Frigatebird flying towards Watch
Hill, RI. He asked me not to laugh when he started explaining what he saw
(I did not btw) while having zero knowledge that one was seen just an hour
prior of his sighting over Hammonaset. Timeline certainly adds up as well..
I asked if he could put together a brief description of what he saw.

˜About 1:30p Bird emerged from fog flying northeast towards Watch Hill
point amongst juvenile laughing gulls and terns. seemed to be targeting the
Point. Much larger than other gulls, flying low just about eye level with
slow wing beats. Resembling Adult Female, brown with patchy white collar
and chest. Dark head and long hooked bill. Long narrow wings. Location:
just west of Gangway Rock between Napatree pt and Watch hill pt. in Block
Island sound. Wind strong SE, on and off heavy rain, scattered thunder
storms.™

Stefan Martin reporting for Glen Somogie
Stratford Woodbury
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Subject: AAfCW fencing removal
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 18:26 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
In the next few weeks we have three fencing removal dates set by CT DEEP. The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds would appreciate any volunteers who could help us out at:


-Bluff Point on Sunday, August 25th at 10am. Rain date of Monday, August 26th at 10am.

-Sandy Point on Tuesday, August 27th at 10am. Rain date of Wednesday, August 28th at 10am.

-Long Beach on Wednesday, September 4th at 10am. Rain date of Friday, September 6th at 10am.


Assisting not only helps AAfCW but it also greatly aids CT DEEP staff and their busy schedules. It also limits the stress on our birds. Please remember that taking down fencing in late summer can be physically demanding because of the potential heat and humidity, and those who join us should remember a few things:

-wear sunscreen and a hat

-drink plenty of water or sports drink and bring a snack

-do not attempt to carry too many stakes as there will be enough volunteers and staff members so that no one should overexert themselves

-anyone who needs to limit physical exertion should stick to winding up string rolls

-take as many breaks as needed


In general we look for everyone we can to help out even if you are not a past monitor or volunteer - the more the merrier. It also makes for a more pleasant morning of bird watching and discussions on the beach. Please email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com if you can join us, and thank you!

(PS - no frigatebirds at Stratford Point today)

Best,

Scott Kruitbosch

AAfCW Volunteer Coordinator
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Subject: Adult Bald Eagle - Shelton
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 16:51 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hunting over lower Housatonic River just south of Wooster Island.
Paul

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Subject: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 16:40 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
No Frigatebird (or anything else) seen off Stamford due to heavy seafog
that rolled in on east wind.

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 3:27 PM Joseph Budrow via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> 7 years ago I was at the Guilford Fairgrounds watching a concert and just
> staring upwards. I swore a MAFR(??) soared way overhead. I blamed the beer.
> And I never spoke of it til now.
> Joe in Madison.
>
> On Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:22:13 PM EDT, Frank Mantlik via
> CTBirds wrote:
>
> About three hours after original sighting, numerous birders at key shore
> spots west of Madison since then have not re-sighted the FRIGATEBIRD. Will
> post if I hear anything positive.
>
> Frank Mantlik
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 17, 2019, at 12:42 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
> ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> >
> > Just saw this eBird alert of a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD at Hammonasset SP!
> >
> > https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
> >
> >
> > Frank Mantlik
> > Stratford
> >
> > from my iPhone
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Subject: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 14:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
7 years ago I was at the Guilford Fairgrounds watching a concert and just staring upwards. I swore a MAFR(??) soared way overhead. I blamed the beer. And I never spoke of it til now.
Joe in Madison.

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:22:13 PM EDT, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds wrote:

About three hours after original sighting, numerous birders at key shore spots west of Madison since then have not re-sighted the FRIGATEBIRD. Will post if I hear anything positive.

Frank Mantlik

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 17, 2019, at 12:42 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Just saw this eBird alert of a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD at Hammonasset SP!
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
>
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> from my iPhone
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Subject: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 14:22 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
About three hours after original sighting, numerous birders at key shore spots west of Madison since then have not re-sighted the FRIGATEBIRD. Will post if I hear anything positive.

Frank Mantlik

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 17, 2019, at 12:42 PM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Just saw this eBird alert of a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD at Hammonasset SP!
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
>
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> from my iPhone
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Subject: Ovenbird Collecting Nesting Material
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 13:11 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696


Rob, that is really intriguing since in New York at least the latest egg date is July 22!

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Ovenbird collecting nesting material
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 12:56 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Rob,

I posted earlier in the week about Phil Rusch and I observing a Worm-eating Warbler collecting nest material. Considering that it was near the hot corner at Bluff Point in a habitat that Worm-eating Warbler would not nest in, it was presumed that this was a behavior prompted by photoperiod. Daylength now is about the same as normal nesting time during spring for many of our birds. Release of hormones relating to breeding are triggered by the daylength and birds temporarily revert to breeding behavior. As the days continue to get shorter, the hormones shut down and nesting behavior stops.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

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Subject: Ovenbird collecting nesting material
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 12:40 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Had a surprising observation of an ovenbird on the deck collecting nesting
material. It picked up various leaves, a cardinal feather and flew off
with what looked like a piece of grass. Ovenbirds nest in the surrounding
woods and we see them on and around the deck early and late in the season.
I wouldn't expect them to be attempting another brood this late in the
season.

Rob Ballinger-Clinton
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Subject: Magnificent Frigatebird reported at Hammonasset
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 12:03 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Any word on the direction it was headed.

Frank

Sunrisebirding.com

Life is short. Bird often.
On Saturday, August 17, 2019 Roy Harvey via CTBirds wrote:
Shannon Skalos reported on eBird that she and her husband sighted a Magnificent Frigatebird at Hammonasset State Park at 12:20. See the linked eBird report for details and PHOTO.


https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: MAG FRIGATEBIRD report 12:20 Hammo
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 11:43 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Just saw this eBird alert of a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD at Hammonasset SP!

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Magnificent Frigatebird reported at Hammonasset
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 11:42 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Shannon Skalos reported on eBird that she and her husband sighted a Magnificent Frigatebird at Hammonasset State Park at 12:20. See the linked eBird report for details and PHOTO.


https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: Migration
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 7:16 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
150+ flock of brown-headed cowbirds moving around new haven.  Those and red-winged blackbirds are all grouping up.

Sean

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Subject: Endangered Species Act gutted
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 6:20 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Thanks to those many who responded - all in agreement - to my post.

I now wish to share a blog post by Bryan Pfeiffer, an amazing naturalist, writer, photographer, and educator from Vermont:

https://bryanpfeiffer.com/2019...

I first met Bryan while birding on Monhegan Is., Maine about 12 years ago. He impressed me immediately with his wealth of knowledge about the natural world around us, and his willingness to share that with all. I subscribe to his free blog and website, and I recommend all to do the same.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Aug 12, 2019, at 12:09 PM, Frank Mantlik wrote:
>
> 8/12. President Trump and his administration has been decimating the nation™s long-fought-for environmental protections for clean air and water, and disregards climate change science.
> Although he is now on vacation, he is gutting the Endangered Species Act.
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...
>
> As an avid nature lover, I cannot remain silent anymore. I hope and pray Mr. Trump is not re-elected.
>
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Bird welfare IS the topic those of us on the list ultimately depend on.
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 20:22 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I appreciate all the alerts to human events that risk damage to the birds we love. I don't read this list to go out and actually see birds. I love just knowing about them and their status.
As Paul D said " Not all of us are on Facebook etc so when there is a threat to birds ...." we need to know.

Susanne Shrader
birdgirrl@comcast.net




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Subject: Tidal Marsh Trail, North Haven
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 19:35 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
An hour's walk this morning on the trail along the Quinnipiac River marsh produced the following birds: 4 Mallards, 1 Double-crested Cormorant, 1 Great Egret, 3 Snowy Egrets, 4 Osprey, 2-3 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 4 American Crows, 2 Song Sparrows.  The tide was fairly high; I'm sure there would have been more birds had it been lower.


Judy Moore, Woodbridge

Marty Moore, Wallingford
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Subject: Sandy Point Horned Lark
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 15:12 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
8/186/19, 4:00 PM -- Sandy Point, West Haven


1 HORNED LARK viewed at the entrance to the beach. Flew off giving diagnostic calls. My first for CT in the summer.


Preston Lust, Westport

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Subject: Windsor Locks
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 10:23 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696

This morning seen at the Water Works OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER. Seen flycatching from the top of a tall dead pine. Same location as the one I observed last spring.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Subject: Off Topic Posts
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 6:36 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


Sorry Nick. Not all of us are on Facebook etc so when there is a threat to birds I was just trying to get the word out.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Off-topic posts
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 6:23 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Let™s bring the discussion back to CT Birds, perhaps?

Thanks,

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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> On Aug 16, 2019, at 7:01 AM, Paul Desjardins via CTBirds wrote:
>
>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
>
>
> Shaun, as I recall that is not true. If such activity happens in remote area of Alaska such as Saint Lawrence Island (Gambel) then that is a different story.
>
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Subject: Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 6:02 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696



Shaun, as I recall that is not true. If such activity happens in remote area of Alaska such as Saint Lawrence Island (Gambel) then that is a different story.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks
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Subject: Hamden - Mather to Treadwell pond, Aug 15, 2019
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 22:18 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
As I noted the other day, there are still some Juvenile Green Herons hanging around the upper Lake Whitney bay just above Mather, on its west end.  Three there today, & what seems to be droppings from the nest.  Photos on eBird.

Arthur Shippee, Hamden.

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> Date: August 15, 2019 at 10:54:34 PM EDT
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>
> Mather to Treadwell pond, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Aug 15, 2019 3:13 PM - 3:23 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 1 species
>
> Green Heron 3 Follow up to previous report: birds in same location. This is near the W end of this bay, across from Mather. There's a light pole just as Mather goes up towards Dixwell, and this area is clearly visible about 3/4 way from that pole to a no parking sign. Looking across and shading left, the fallen branches where the first two were spotted (& all from earlier post) are clearly visible, as well as the white above them, which I think is droppings from their nest. A bit to their right, on another convenient dead branch was the third bird.
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Subject: Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 20:48 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I'd be pretty sure they are allowed that as a sustenance hunt.

Shaun

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 4:01 PM Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

>
>
> Paul Desjardins
> paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>
>
> I think some of the destruction just boils down to human behavior and the
> fact that a lot of people just don™t care. As an example, while we were
> near Anchorage, Alaska three years ago we were told that the eskimos were
> going into Arctic Tern colonies and gathering up the eggs.
>
> Paul Desjardins
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Subject: Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 19:31 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
When I was up in Nome a number of years ago I watched people clean the eggs out of an entire mew gull colony. There were dozens of nests and pairs of breeding birds. The next day the colony was empty.
Paul


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Subject: New London Ferry
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 17:26 pm
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Nick Bonomo and I took the 2:30 Ferry to Orient Point and back this afternoon. There was a nice showing of Common Terns in Plum Gut.  A smaller flock of Common Terns, 2 Roseates, 2 Least, a single Bonaparte™s Gull and good numbers of Laughing Gulls were seen on the return trip just outside the mouth of the Thames River.

The middle of the sound was really quiet.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Subject: Beach Nesting Birds And Behavior
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 17:01 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696


I think some of the destruction just boils down to human behavior and the fact that a lot of people just don™t care. As an example, while we were near Anchorage, Alaska three years ago we were told that the eskimos were going into Arctic Tern colonies and gathering up the eggs.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Beach Nesting Birds & Behavior
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 15:46 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Good for you fo rprinting this !!!!!!!!  No matter how many signs are
up.......or how many articles are printed in the newspapers.....People
still invade these areas year after year...case in point is Griswold point
in Old Lyme - boaters, jet skis (ought to be just banned entirely from
anywhere but far out at sea....) harassing and causing such devastation to
marsh areas and ultimately nesting birds...I don't understand why they are
not kept away from these years by law.

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 1:38 PM DMSK Designs via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> I cannot believe I have to keep writing this, but here™s a post copied over
> from Facebook for everyone here...
>
> PLEASE do NOT pursue our hatchling and fledgling shorebirds and terns on
> our beaches. Please, as birders or photographers, do not enter string
> fencing at any beach. You are harming endangered wildlife and being
> entirely and ridiculously selfish. We continually reply to various posts in
> Facebook groups and pages about giving our nesting waterbirds space because
> they are harassed 24 hours a day by human visitors, dogs, predators, planes
> or drones, ATVs, bonfires, sporting events, concerts, cats, fireworks, on
> and on, and we do not need anyone enjoying nature adding to that list.
>
> If you wonder why I/we try so very hard to limit posts featuring cute
> little beach birds or not specify locations for nesting birds or colonies,
> this is why. If you are a newbie who has no knowledge of this or a
> long-time birder who knows it all from decades in the field, and might be
> happy to see folks enjoying nature, we all are. But there are limits, and
> you need to understand what actually goes on 24 hours a day at these
> locations, and what our field staff and volunteer monitors witness and
> report. There are antagonistic interactions rising to the level of
> involving law enforcement regularly, and there are constantly a stream of
> birders and photographers - sometimes armed with an iPhone or a short
> lens - running after these birds or into their protected areas. So
> respectfully, please do not educate me on what we have to deal with, and
> what is thrown at us seven days a week.
>
> With that said, thank you to all of the folks here who contribute through
> monitoring, surveys, advocacy and otherwise, and a huge thanks to all who
> truly do respect the wildlife and boundaries set forth by conservationists
> and biologists working so hard every day for their management.
>
> Best,
> Scott Kruitbosch
> AAfCW Volunteer Coordinator
> RTPI Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
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Subject: Beach Nesting Birds & Behavior
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 12:38 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I cannot believe I have to keep writing this, but here™s a post copied over
from Facebook for everyone here...

PLEASE do NOT pursue our hatchling and fledgling shorebirds and terns on
our beaches. Please, as birders or photographers, do not enter string
fencing at any beach. You are harming endangered wildlife and being
entirely and ridiculously selfish. We continually reply to various posts in
Facebook groups and pages about giving our nesting waterbirds space because
they are harassed 24 hours a day by human visitors, dogs, predators, planes
or drones, ATVs, bonfires, sporting events, concerts, cats, fireworks, on
and on, and we do not need anyone enjoying nature adding to that list.

If you wonder why I/we try so very hard to limit posts featuring cute
little beach birds or not specify locations for nesting birds or colonies,
this is why. If you are a newbie who has no knowledge of this or a
long-time birder who knows it all from decades in the field, and might be
happy to see folks enjoying nature, we all are. But there are limits, and
you need to understand what actually goes on 24 hours a day at these
locations, and what our field staff and volunteer monitors witness and
report. There are antagonistic interactions rising to the level of
involving law enforcement regularly, and there are constantly a stream of
birders and photographers - sometimes armed with an iPhone or a short
lens - running after these birds or into their protected areas. So
respectfully, please do not educate me on what we have to deal with, and
what is thrown at us seven days a week.

With that said, thank you to all of the folks here who contribute through
monitoring, surveys, advocacy and otherwise, and a huge thanks to all who
truly do respect the wildlife and boundaries set forth by conservationists
and biologists working so hard every day for their management.

Best,
Scott Kruitbosch
AAfCW Volunteer Coordinator
RTPI Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
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Subject: Fwd: Sandhill cranes
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 9:02 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
THANK YOU Frank!.......Thank you!!!

Anyone seeing any birds around??

Keith Mueller
Killingworth






Quoting FRANK GALLO via CTBirds :

>
>
>
> From: FRANK GALLO
> Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
> Subject: Sandhill cranes
> To: ctbirding
>
> Folks,
>
> Before this Sandhill Crane discussion goes off the rails, can it be
> taken off line, so the focus can go back to the reporting of rare
> birds?
>
> Frank Gallo
>
> Life is short. Bird often.
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Subject: Colchester Deck
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 8:37 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
8/15/19- Colchester Deck- this AM- 24 species including: L. Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Wood Pewee, Red-shouldered Hawk and fewer Ruby-throated Hummingbirds( yesterday- 9, today 3- all females). Ernie
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Subject: Ocean City NJ raptor solution
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 7:29 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Vacationed at the Jersey beach at Ocean City NJ. Laughing gulls were obnoxiously stealing food from people at the beach and on the boardwalk. Was delighted to encounter a man with a falcon patrolling the boardwalk. He and several other certified falconers have been hired to put pressure on the naughty gulls.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...
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Subject: Directions to Wangunk Meadows
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 22:50 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Tim™s directions are to what would be my first option for birding in the Wangunk Meadows, but if you don™t get your fill of mud, mosquitoes and ticks there, you can also access the Meadows along the CT River from a state WMA parking area in Glastonbury on the north side or the Portland Fairgrounds to the south (park off to the side of the area in front of the main gate). A dirt ˜road™ runs between the two along the river.  It is usually quite muddy and rutted due to four-wheelers getting in when the gates are open.  However, it does provide access to a big expanse of great habitat.  The big puddle in the fairgrounds sometimes yields great birds in early spring or in the fall, and is not far from the access point Tim described.  I would add to Tim™s description, that if you are heading up Rt 17 from Portland, the pull-off is about halfway up a big hill on the left.  You™ll see a metal DEEP gate just past where you can park your car.

Stuart Winquist, East Hampton

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> On Aug 14, 2019, at 8:26 PM, Tim via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> Wangunk Meadows is in Portland right off Route 17. There™s a tiny (for about 3 cars) pull off area to park at and walk in through the gate. There is a Wangunk Meadows sign just past the gate. The closet side road is Wilcox Hill Rd, which loops around and connects with 17 in two places. The parking area is on the west side of the road, between these two side roads. The parking area is just north of a guardrail. It is difficult to see, so slow down once you see one of the Wilcox Hill side roads. If you walk three-fourths of a mile in on the trail, you™ll come to a field near the marsh with a view of the great blue heron rookery, which is pretty quiet in August. I would recommend mud boots.
>
> Tim Antanaitis
> Portland
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Subject: Fwd: Sandhill cranes
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 22:38 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
From: FRANK GALLO 
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Subject: Sandhill cranes
To: ctbirding

Folks,

Before this Sandhill Crane discussion goes off the rails, can it be taken off line, so the focus can go back to the reporting of rare birds?

Frank Gallo

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Subject: 2 Common Ravens: Hamden - 72 North Lake Dr., Aug 14, 2019
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 20:50 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
2 CORA chattering on the antenna behind 64 North Lake Dr., Hamden.  Audio + sonograms at eBird;  original video on CT Audubon bird photo FB page.

That antenna has hosted many good birds, including Peregrin Falcons & Great Horned Owls.

Arthur Shippee
Hamden

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>
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - 72 North Lake Dr., Aug 14, 2019
> Date: August 14, 2019 at 9:40:15 PM EDT
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>
> 72 North Lake Dr., New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Aug 14, 2019 10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 1 species
>
> Common Raven 2 Two ravens at first on the antenna behind 64 NLD (several birds recorded there). Photo below & one bit of audio. Then L. raven left & R. remained & chatted some more, other audios.
>
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 20:29 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Who would kill a Sandhill Crane? They're protected in Florida with heavy
fines if you kill one. Our golf course has several breeding pairs and
except for their loud rattling cries, they're colorful additions to the
local avifauna and its interesting to see how fast their chicks grow up as
they follow the adults around the course.
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 19:56 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
As with any state, there is significant study that goes into a species
before setting a season. Im sure you have a link to a study supporting your
statement. If so, please pm I'd like to take a look.

Shaun

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 5:08 PM Ralph Amodei via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Alabama's game law in Sandhill Cranes:I totally disagree with Shaun
> Martin.The south's game laws on migratoty birds in this case can and will
> cause a fledgling breeding population here in the Northeast to be harmed.
> Clearly Alabama needs study cases in it's migratory population of Sandhill
> Cranes before taking any hunting action.Thank you Paul Dejardins for being
> forward and proactive.
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Subject: Directions to Wangunk Meadows
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 19:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi Michael,

Wangunk Meadows is in Portland right off Route 17. There™s a tiny (for about 3 cars) pull off area to park at and walk in through the gate. There is a Wangunk Meadows sign just past the gate. The closet side road is Wilcox Hill Rd, which loops around and connects with 17 in two places. The parking area is on the west side of the road, between these two side roads. The parking area is just north of a guardrail. It is difficult to see, so slow down once you see one of the Wilcox Hill side roads. If you walk three-fourths of a mile in on the trail, you™ll come to a field near the marsh with a view of the great blue heron rookery, which is pretty quiet in August. I would recommend mud boots.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 18:08 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Alabama's game law in Sandhill Cranes:I totally disagree with Shaun Martin.The south's game laws on migratoty birds in this case can and will cause a fledgling breeding population here in the Northeast to be harmed. Clearly Alabama needs study cases in it's migratory population of Sandhill Cranes before taking any hunting action.Thank you Paul Dejardins for being forward and proactive.
Ralph Amodei
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Subject: Colebrook Warblers
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 17:57 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
This evening a Blackburnian Warbler as well as Adult Chestnut-Sided feeding
a youngster in my apple tree.

Will
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Subject: Directions for Wangunk Meadows Parking
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 17:07 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hello everyone,
I am planning on going to Wangunk Meadows tomorrow, and I am wondering
where exactly I am supposed to park. If anyone has been before I would
appreciate the help. I saw that the parking is off of Route 17, but a more
exact location would be helpful.

Thank you,
Michael Aronson
Farmington
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Subject: Whimbrel photo
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 15:51 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I posted a photo of the Milford Whimbrel from today on my Instagram. Here™s the link if you™d like to see the bird.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1...

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Subject: Whimbrel reminder
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 15:23 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
To follow on Aidan's heads up I would add European Whimbrel has been recorded in CT before. So it is indeed worth vetting any Whimbrels for another one.

Dave Provencher


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-----Original Message-----

From: ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org
To: ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: 2019-08-14 4:17:59 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Whimbrel reminder

Hi CT Birders,

With shorebird season picking up, and Whimbrels arriving, I wanted to
remind birders to check your Whimbrels carefully! If you see a Whimbrel in
flight, look at the rump color.

The North American (Hudsonian) subspecies has a BROWN rump, while European
(which is a rare but regular vagrant to the Northeast), and other old world
forms have a WHITE rump. There are other subtle field marks such as overall
color and head pattern but those are much harder to analyze and take
experience. But the rump sticks out if you know what to look for.

If you have a Whimbrel in flight and see a white rump, get photos and post
immediately!

Euro Whimbrel is a mega rarity, but the more birders checking their
Whimbrels the better chance we have of turning one up.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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Subject: Whimbrel reminder
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 15:17 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi CT Birders,

With shorebird season picking up, and Whimbrels arriving, I wanted to
remind birders to check your Whimbrels carefully! If you see a Whimbrel in
flight, look at the rump color.

The North American (Hudsonian) subspecies has a BROWN rump, while European
(which is a rare but regular vagrant to the Northeast), and other old world
forms have a WHITE rump. There are other subtle field marks such as overall
color and head pattern but those are much harder to analyze and take
experience. But the rump sticks out if you know what to look for.

If you have a Whimbrel in flight and see a white rump, get photos and post
immediately!

Euro Whimbrel is a mega rarity, but the more birders checking their
Whimbrels the better chance we have of turning one up.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield
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