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22 Oct: @ 16:09:29  **Extralimital- Pennsylvania Snail Kite [Aidan Kiley via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 15:27:24  Chat Portland yard [Tim via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 13:30:35  KITTIWAKE CONTINUES [Tony Belejack via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 12:57:57  Madison highlights [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 11:36:35  LHPP for Tuesday - 2019-10-22 [Bill Banks via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 10:53:45  Gulls, gulls, gulls and more gulls [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 10:20:08  Allen’s Meadow GRSP [Joe Bear via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 09:08:22  RC Kinglets at Crescent Lake Southington [John Philip Perschbacher via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 08:27:38  Grasshopper sparrow, allen's meadows [cagefamily via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 07:54:05  Old Woodbridge Country Club - Dickcissel and Vesper Sparrow [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
22 Oct: @ 07:25:13  Kittiwake update [Tony Belejack via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 21:59:57 Re: Amazon Basin Birding / Yellow Fever [brien via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 21:40:51  Grasshopper sparrow at Allen's meadows in garden with white piping on far side near bushes. Seen at 5:40 PM. Also present was an adult White Crowned Sparrow. Pictures available is wanted. [cagefamily via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 21:04:34  Lighthouse Point hawk watch [Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 17:55:11  Kittiwake late - buzzer beater [Jamie Meyers via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 17:25:54  Kittiwake Updates please [Tony Belejack via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 17:10:09  Vesper Sparrow Cheshire Rd Wallingford [Christopher Lovell via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 16:37:51  Suffield [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 16:27:49  Amazon Basin Birding / Yellow Fever [Lawrence Reiter via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 16:01:07  Kittiwake yes 4:35 [Tim via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 15:15:46  Wallingford Birds today [Tony Belejack via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 14:20:20  Black legged kittiwake- YES [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 14:10:21  Woodbridge Dickcissel [moore via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 12:55:31  Blue Grosbeak- Smith Richardson, Westport [Stefan Martin via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 12:50:28 Re: Kittiwake update? [Mark Grogan via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 12:45:19  Kittiwake update? [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 09:13:13  Allen’s Meadow- Wilton [Joe Bear via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 08:51:18  Black-legged Kittiwake continues- Southport Harbor [Stefan Martin via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 08:31:19  Black headed gull Stratford [David Funke via CTBirds]
21 Oct: @ 08:19:28  Silver Sands - Vesper [John Oshlick via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 19:54:45  Hammo: 9 sparrows (including Vesper, White-crowned, and Field) plus towhee [Andy Scholten via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 17:27:13  RC Kinglets, YB Sapsuckers, Swainson's Thrush in Guilford [Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 16:32:18 Re: Black-legged Kittiwake continues [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 15:39:01  Black-legged Kittiwake continues [FRANK GALLO via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 15:16:42  Kittiwake - seen as of 4:10pm [Fran via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 14:51:04  Chester, 10/20: ruby-crowned kinglets, plus phoebe [Tammy Eustis via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 13:47:57 Re: Kittiwake Still present at 2:30 Sacsco Jetty [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 13:38:25  Kittiwake Still present at 2:30 Sacsco Jetty [Mark Aronson via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 13:27:00  Kittiwake relocated [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 12:49:03  Southport Black-legged Kittiwake now 1:41pm [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 12:01:05  Black-headed Gull [Dave via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 09:54:49  brief morning birding in orange-mostly common birds [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
20 Oct: @ 09:38:55  Black-headed Gull [C.S. Wood via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 18:23:02  Say's Phoebe Preston [David Provencher via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 17:04:59  Greater White-Fronted Goose continues at Cummings Park - Stamford. [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 16:32:02 Re: Westport Black-legged Kittiwake [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 16:23:26  Allen's Meadow, Wilton [Andrew Block via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 16:08:11  Westport Black-legged Kittiwake [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 12:48:21  Bonaparte's Gulls, Milford Point [Stephen Spector via CTBirds]
19 Oct: @ 12:19:18  4000+ Warblers Bluff Point [David Provencher via CTBirds]





Subject: **Extralimital- Pennsylvania Snail Kite
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 16:09 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
An extralimital Snail Kite was just found in Erie County, PA, at Thompson's
Bay in Presque Isle SP. Photo is on Facebook "ABA Rare Bird Alert". The
previous northernmost record of the species was apparently North Carolina.
Might be of interest to CT birders if it sticks around.

Aidan Kiley
Fairfield, CT/Easton, MA
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Subject: Chat Portland yard
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 15:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4:45 pm, Portland yard, Yellow-breasted Chat moving through blackberry thicket and understory along edge of woods. Seen clearly twice. Staying hidden, havent seen it for 40 minutes.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Subject: KITTIWAKE CONTINUES
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 13:30 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The kittiwake was at Southport Beach at 1-1:15.
Tony Belejack
Wallingford


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Subject: Madison highlights
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 12:57 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
10/22. Madison. On our Sunrise Birding walk around Bauer Farm this morning, the community garden was loaded with sparrows, goldfinches, House Finches, and Bluebirds. The highlights were 7 species of sparrows, an Indigo Bunting, and 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

Afterwards a few of us birded Hammonasset State Park. Highlights there were a female COMMON EIDER, Surf & White-winged Scoters, a large feeding flock of (mostly) Laughing Gulls - all off Meigs Point; and large flocks of migrating Double-Crested Cormorants, 450 Tree Swallows in flight, a Peregrine, and 2 Pied-billed Grebes on Swan Pond. Willards Island was very quiet. A few late Monarch butterflies were migrating.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: LHPP for Tuesday - 2019-10-22
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 11:36 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
100% clouds and a wind of 5-10 MPH from the ENE made it easy to see the migration today as it passed Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven.A steady stream of Tree Swallows all morning ended up with 700 birds. No other swallows were seen. The continuing RedWing Blackbird push resulted in 1,600 today.As far as Raptors this morning, Sol Satin and I had:OSprey - 1Sharp-Shin Hawk - 2Cooper's Hawk - 1Merlin - 1Peregrine Falcon - 2

For a complete liost of todays birds, see eBird S60843666.Tomorrow looks like there could be a potential of better numbers.
Bill Banks
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Subject: Gulls, gulls, gulls and more gulls
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 10:53 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Westport - Mill Beach which is just west of the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve on Hillspoint Rd- thousands of gulls roosting and feeding now at 11:50. Just arrived a few minutes ago to look for the kittiwake and  who knows what else. Please post if you see the kittiwake as there are others looking for it today who would love to see it if its still around.
The gull action is off the charts!!

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Allen’s Meadow GRSP
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 10:20 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
10/22- Wilton. Grasshopper Sparrow continues in comm gardens mid morning- great find Cindy!  Also TEWA.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Subject: RC Kinglets at Crescent Lake Southington
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 9:08 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Did not have my bins along, but there were many (dozen plus) RC Kinglets
hovering and feeding along the shore of Crescent Lake in Southington. 4 mute
swans, a dozen mallards, a winter wren and a red breasted woodpecker. Great
fall color in the maples.



Pam Goldin & Phil Perschbacher



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Subject: Grasshopper sparrow, allen's meadows
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 8:27 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
At 9:30am Grasshopper Sparrow still present.Cindy CageNorwalkSent via the Samsung Galaxy S9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
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Subject: Old Woodbridge Country Club - Dickcissel and Vesper Sparrow
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 7:54 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Old Woodbridge C.C. - Woodbridge - 1 Dickcissel along the stream on the
west side of the property and 1 Vesper near the abandoned building at the
North West corner of the property.

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: Kittiwake update
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 7:25 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Please post updates on the kittiwake.
Thanks
Tony Belejack
Wallingford


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Subject: Amazon Basin Birding / Yellow Fever
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 21:59 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I was vaccinated for yellow fever before my month long trip to Kenya.  Its a live vaccine, and was definitely treated differently than the rest.  I felt a little woozy immediately upon administration, but after that, I was fine.  I should add that I was given six other vaccines in the same visit.  Im glad I did it.  I didnt think twice about it and I dont have to worry about it for future trips.  I would be more concerned about what you are given for malaria and food poisoning.

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> On Oct 21, 2019, at 5:27 PM, Lawrence Reiter via CTBirds wrote:
>
> At the risk of posting something not about CT birds, I am looking for some insight (not medical advice!) about birding in the Amazon (or for that matter other Yellow Fever endemic areas). CDC recommends that people traveling to the Amazon be vaccinated for Yellow Fever which I have not been. I have no problem with vaccines - Ive had just about everything else one can think of for travel to India and southern Africa - but not Yellow Fever. OK, so whats the issue? The vaccine is contraindicated for people over 60 owing to an increased risk of serious side effects (including death!). Surely Im not the only person over 60 in CTs birding community to travel to the Amazon. So what has been other peoples experience? Got the vaccine, no problem? Went anyway unvaccinated, was really careful about avoiding mosquito bites? Some context on what other people have done would be really useful in deciding what my wife and I should do as we contemplate such a trip. Thanks for any insight. Please reply off line. lar.mysti[email protected]
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Subject: Grasshopper sparrow at Allen's meadows in garden with white piping on far side near bushes. Seen at 5:40 PM. Also present was an adult White Crowned Sparrow. Pictures available is wanted.
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 21:40 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
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Subject: Lighthouse Point hawk watch
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 21:04 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Today at Lighthouse Point in New Haven we had about 200 diurnal raptors on
northerly winds in a cloudless sky. Most numerous were Sharp-shinned Hawk
(74) and Cooper's Hawk (61). There were 10 Bald Eagles (2 adult) and what I
think was the first good push of Buteos (16 Red-shouldered and 14
Red-tailed).

The early passerine flight was dominated by Red-winged Blackbirds (1400)
and American Robins (450). There were a few American Pipits and Eastern
Bluebirds and a steady presence of Tree Swallows.

Thanks to Sol Satin, Tina Green, Bill Banks, Tom Murray, Eli Holton, Sara
Zagorski, Gina Nichol, Steve Bird, Dean Rupp and Abby Sesselberg for eyes
on the sky. .

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury


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Subject: Kittiwake late - buzzer beater
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:55 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
As Tim already reported, the gulls apparently scattered from the Breakwater they were on at about 4:30 PM or so. When I arrived at Sasco beach, there were quite a few gulls flying around the sound and also sitting on the rocky shore, but none of us could pick the kittiwake out from that crowd.  I noted a lot of gulls on the beach west of Sasco Beach and decided to try and get closer to those birds.  Not much luck there.

Anyway, as late was beginning to fade I went to the small parking area at the end of Harbor Road. There is a little park on the west side of the mouth the harbor there from which a person can scan. Tim had told me that the kittiwake seemed to hang in the vicinity of the several Bonapartes Gulls that are around. I saw a Bonie and then a moment later another bird caught my eye, swimming close to shore and almost out of sight as it was heading around a bend. Fortunately, I was able to get a good but quick look and confirm that it was in fact the kittiwake. It even flexed its wings out so I could see the diagnostic ink spots. Literally seconds later, it went behind a bush, from my vantage point, and I never sought again. I did go back to Sasco Beach to try and get another look, but by that point the sun had gone down and it was too dark. I feel very fortunate to have even spotted the bird at all.

Just a note not being from the area, Im not as familiar with the ins and outs of it as many on this list might be. I followed a pin from an eBird checklist and it took me to what I believe is the wrong beach. It took me to a private beach theres access by driving through the country club. And that didnt seem right to me. I dont know if all the checklists that are out there have pins that direct a person there, or if in fact thats where people have been seeing the bird from. I found it rather confusing.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT




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Subject: Kittiwake Updates please
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:25 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Can you please post updates if the kittiwake is still there.
Thanks
Tony Belejack
Wallingford


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Subject: Vesper Sparrow Cheshire Rd Wallingford
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:10 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
10/21/19 0930 VESPER SPARROW Ashlar Village, Cheshire Rd, Wallingford

At least one VESPER SPARROW clearly seen flying from the grass alongside
the back driveway into Ashlar Village, not the driveway with the
Masonicare at Ashlar Village sign. The bird flushed into the roadside brush
and brambles.

Chris Lovell, Stratford
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Subject: Suffield
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 16:37 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

This afternoon seen at Hilltop Farm immature White Crowned Sparrow along with a Bobolink that remained in clear view for a few minutes.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Subject: Amazon Basin Birding / Yellow Fever
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 16:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
At the risk of posting something not about CT birds, I am looking for some insight (not medical advice!) about birding in the Amazon (or for that matter other Yellow Fever endemic areas).  CDC recommends that people traveling to the Amazon be vaccinated for Yellow Fever which I have not been.  I have no problem with vaccines - Ive had just about everything else one can think of for travel to India and southern Africa - but not Yellow Fever.  OK, so whats the issue?  The vaccine is contraindicated for people over 60 owing to an increased risk of serious side effects (including death!).  Surely Im not the only person over 60 in CTs birding community to travel to the Amazon.  So what has been other peoples experience?  Got the vaccine, no problem?  Went anyway unvaccinated, was really careful about avoiding mosquito bites?  Some context on what other people have done would be really useful in deciding what my wife and I should do as we contemplate such a trip.  Thanks for any insight.  Please reply off line.  [email protected]

Larry Reiter (Mystic, CT)
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Subject: Kittiwake yes 4:35
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 16:01 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4:35 pm, Fairfield (or Southport?), Sasco Hill Beach, end of Sasco Hill Rd- scoped from far west end-Black-legged Kittiwake. In water on east side of jetty for a few minutes. Looking into the sun. All gulls took off. Trying to relocate.

Tim Antanaitis
Portland

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Subject: Wallingford Birds today
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 15:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Today on Whirlwind Hill Rd in Wallingford, I had at least 15 Savannah
Sparrow, 2 Eastern Phoebes, and one VESPER SPARROW.
Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Subject: Black legged kittiwake- YES
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 14:20 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Kittiwake continues- now roosting on the jetty next to the buoys. Also 3-5 bonapartes gulls.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Subject: Woodbridge Dickcissel
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 14:10 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
This morning I watched a Dickcissel preening in the sun in one of the plots at the northwest corner of the first group of gardens at the Woodbridge Community Gardens.  Otherwise it was fairly quiet.


Judy Moore

Woodbridge
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak- Smith Richardson, Westport
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 12:55 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Female type- Blue Grosbeak in the first feedplot near stone bench at The
Connecticut Audubon Societys lower Smith Richardson Preserve in
Westport.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Subject: Kittiwake update?
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 12:50 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
It was there as of 1PM today. It was last in the water near the rock pier.

Mark Grogan
Woodbridge

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 1:45 PM Nichols Photography via CTBirds <
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> Hoping to make it down to Sasco beach within an hour. Any updates since
> mid morning?
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> Madison
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Subject: Kittiwake update?
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 12:45 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hoping to make it down to Sasco beach within an hour. Any updates since mid morning?

Thanks
Monica Nichols
Madison

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Subject: Allen’s Meadow- Wilton
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 9:13 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
10/21-  6 Vesper Sparrows on gravel roadway.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake continues- Southport Harbor
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 8:51 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The adult Kittiwake currently visible from Sasco Hill Beach, Fairfield.

Stefan Martin
Greenwich
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Subject: Black headed gull Stratford
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 8:31 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Continuing, resting/preening at this time.. seen from Stratford
greenway/beacon point.

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Subject: Silver Sands - Vesper
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 8:19 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Silver Sands - Milford - 1 Vesper in Sparrow lanes

John Oshlick
Bethany
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Subject: Hammo: 9 sparrows (including Vesper, White-crowned, and Field) plus towhee
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 19:54 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hello, CT Birders,
A friend from Rhode Island and I had a very enjoyable day of birding at
Hammonasset today. Almost all of the sparrows were in the campgrounds
behind Swan Pond. The Vesper was associating with Chipping Sparrows and an
immature Palm Warbler. We also had at least ten White-crowneds, mostly
mixed with White-throats. Other sparrows included Song (far and away the
most common), Swamp, Savannah, and Junco. Other birds of interest were a
Merlin, Blue-headed Vireo(s) on Willard Island, two Palm Warblers, and a
Pine Warbler.
Also an immature Osprey flying over the Singing Bridge in Westbrook.

Good birding,
Andy Scholten
Sudbury, MA
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Subject: RC Kinglets, YB Sapsuckers, Swainson's Thrush in Guilford
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 17:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Today we also had two energetic, tussling Ruby-crowned Kinglets, as well as
an Eastern Phoebe, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and
a Swainson's Thrush in yard with our usual suspects.



Cin and Bill Kobak

North Guilford

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Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake continues
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 16:32 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The Kittiwake was just on the beach at Sasco Hill Beach, at end of Sasco Hill Rd, Fairfield at 5:15pm . In the rain. It flew with the gulls to the west toward jetty and Southport Harbor (where reported earlier  today.

Frank & Linda Mantlik, Stratford
With 3 others

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> On Oct 20, 2019, at 4:39 PM, FRANK GALLO via CTBirds wrote:
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> The Black-legged Kittiwake continues from Sasco Beach in Fairfield as of 4:25 p.m. It was near the horizon line beside a white buoy with a yellow top. It was regularly flapping its wings and was drifting East.
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Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake continues
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 15:39 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The Black-legged Kittiwake continues from Sasco Beach in Fairfield as of 4:25 p.m. It was near the horizon line beside a white buoy with a yellow top. It was regularly flapping its wings and was drifting East.

Frank Gallo

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Subject: Kittiwake - seen as of 4:10pm
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 15:16 pm
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Re-located off Sasco Beach east of jetty as of 4:10pm.  Headed out further from beach.  Tends not to associate with other gulls.

Follow Sasco Hill Rd to end to get to beach.

- Fran

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Subject: Chester, 10/20: ruby-crowned kinglets, plus phoebe
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 14:51 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Chester, 10/20 - Two ruby-crowned kinglets in our yard this afternoon.
They both spent a lot of time bugging through the fall asters,
goldenrod, and crabapple tree, although they didn't share well, tussling
over bugging rights. Like our yard isn't big enough for two tiny
kinglets!
Eastern phoebe is also still in our yard, taking advantage of the
late-season insects.
Tammy Eustis, Chester

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Subject: Kittiwake Still present at 2:30 Sacsco Jetty
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 13:47 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Still here at 2:46pm in Southport at the end of Harbor Road

Tina Green
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> Black Legged Kittiwake as found by TIGR present on the South Port Harbor mouth and Jetty. Flying about at 2:37.
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Subject: Kittiwake Still present at 2:30 Sacsco Jetty
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 13:38 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Black Legged Kittiwake as found by TIGR present on the South Port Harbor mouth and Jetty. Flying about at 2:37.
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Subject: Kittiwake relocated
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 13:27 pm
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Southport- very end of Harbor Road now- bird sitting on the jetty , excellent scope views

Tina Green
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Subject: Southport Black-legged Kittiwake now 1:41pm
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 12:49 pm
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Southport Beach- Kittiwake relocated just now looking east towards Sasco Beach. Seen just now in flight, landed on the rocks and could be seen also from Sasco Beach jetty.

Tina Green
With Eli Holton
& Mike Warner
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Subject: Black-headed Gull
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 12:01 pm
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The  BHGU is still at Stratford Greenway on the break wall. Good scope views.
Dave Alpeter

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Subject: brief morning birding in orange-mostly common birds
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 9:54 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
10/20  I visited my usual 3 local ponds in Orange.
At Old Tavern Rd recreation area the small pond was quiet except for a
Great Blue Heron, a few common birds.
At Racebrook Business park pond, the lily pad invasion is subsiding so more
waterfowl were out-32 Mallards, 1 Canada Goose calling in the middle of the
pond, a Red shouldered hawk sitting in a tree along pond edge, an estimate
of 65 starlings, 3 Mourning doves, 1 Chickadee, 2 Song sparrows and one
Brown headed Cowbird.
At Indian lake (primary and secondary ponds) Canada Geese ....total of 73,
with yellow neck banded -HO 20 and HO 38 continuing (banded by Min
Huang), 3 Mute Swans, 16 Wood ducks at secondary pond along with 15
Mallards, 5 Blue jays, 2 Carolina Wrens, 2 Mockingbirds, 1 Red bellied
woodpecker, 28 Robins on residential lawn and 10 Mourning doves.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Subject: Black-headed Gull
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 9:38 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
At Stratford Greenway on mudflats at 10:39am

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Subject: Say's Phoebe Preston
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 18:23 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I wasn't going to post this because the bird was not relocated, but since
the word will get out to some due to eBird alerts I decided to post this.
Today after birding Bluff Point I was birding in the yard to see what was
around. Our yard backs on a dairy farm and I was standing by the stonewall
between us and the farm when I heard quite distinctly the flight call of
Say's Phoebe. I heard the bird call three times moving east to west but the
terrain and vegetation blocked my view so I never saw the bird. This was at
about 11:45 a.m. I searched the area for a total of 3 hours or so on and
off for the rest of the day but never found the bird. Coincidentally, this
afternoon Julian Hough sent me a link to an eBird checklist from Long
Island this morning that included a Say's Phoebe. Very much unlikely to be
the same bird of course.

Dave Provencher
Preston
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Subject: Greater White-Fronted Goose continues at Cummings Park - Stamford.
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:04 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
In flock of Canadas just off park entrance. Can't miss. Closeup possible.
Also Canada Goose with white head. Hybrid or just leucistic? Pictures
available.

Paul Plotnick - Stamford
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Subject: Westport Black-legged Kittiwake
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 16:32 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Kittiwake took off about 15 minutes ago.

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Allen's Meadow, Wilton
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 16:23 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A quick trip to Allen's Meadow Park in Wilton produced 5+ Palm Warblers, 3+ White-crowned Sparrows, 3 Field Sparrows, 1+ Vesper Sparrows, 3+ Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and 2 Gray Catbirds among the reported birds lately. No Dickcissel or bunting.
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Subject: Westport Black-legged Kittiwake
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 16:08 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve- wooden bridge- roosting on the shellfish traps now, tide going out. Same viewing spot as the Gull-billed Terns that I found in September.

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls, Milford Point
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 12:48 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
From Steve Spector, 5 Bonaparte's Gulls, main sandbar, Milford Point, around 12:45 PM. Also, Brant flock back; many Laughing Gulls, hoping one might be Franklin's, but no luck.
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Subject: 4000+ Warblers Bluff Point
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 12:19 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Morning flight at the Hot Corner at Bluff Point in Groton was good this
morning with over 4000 warblers of 12 species. Nearly all Yellow-rumpeds,
highlights included a Wilson's, 4 Black-throated Blue, a Magnolia, 2
Nashvilles, and a Tennessee. An estimated 200 Chipping Sparrows was also
notable. Ruby-crowned Kinglets put on a good show today as well but only a
handfull of Juncos flew out. We should see more Juncos by now.
Additionally, not a single Purple Finch or Red-breasted Nuthatch has gone
through this fall, confirming the prediction of a poor winter finch year
for us here in CT.

list at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

Dave Provencher
Preston
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