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30 Mar: @ 14:14:25  Eastern Towhee and Carolina Wren - Washington, CT [John D Babington via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 14:08:08  coopers hawks [Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 13:50:12  Pileated Woodpeckers, E. Bluebirds in Guilford [Cin and Bill Kobak via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 13:34:05  Old Lyme -- Smith Neck Road Boat Ramp, Mar 30, 2020 [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 13:16:51  Harlequin Milford Pt 3/30/20 [Stephen Spector via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 12:56:05  Hammonassett highlights [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 11:33:04  A First! [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 11:20:23  The little blue - tricolored hybrid is in Piper Pond (across from Boulder Pond) at Hammo. M Komara [MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 09:48:33  Pectoral sandpiper with killdeer, golfers field, Hammo. M. Komara [MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 08:47:28  FOY Chipping Sparrow [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 07:39:21  Milford HARLEQUIN DUCK - Yes [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
30 Mar: @ 07:24:16  Westport RNGrebes [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
29 Mar: @ 15:15:53  Strong Rd [Steph Stewart via CTBirds]
29 Mar: @ 14:41:16  White more [C.S. Wood via CTBirds]
29 Mar: @ 13:22:17  Hammo this a.m. [Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds]
29 Mar: @ 12:37:34  Osprey on nest/platform Milford Point [George Amato via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 20:42:33 Re: Phoebe [Judd Everhart via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 20:16:31  CT Big Day yesterday 3/27 [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 15:42:41  Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Great Egrets, [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 15:41:00  Stratford bits & pieces [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 15:17:41  Northern Gannets Merwin Pt Milford [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 15:10:02  Fisher’s Meadow [John A Calogero via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 15:03:36  Northern Gannets Merwin Pt Milford [Stephen Spector via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 14:33:40 Re: Pileated woodpeckers [Tammy Eustis via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 14:11:15  Eastern Phoebe [Carole via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 13:27:08  Field Sparrow [Joe Bear via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 13:05:02  Pileated woodpeckers [Bev via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 12:53:49  Bauer Farm, Madison [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 12:13:11  Harlequin Duck & American Golden Plover continue at Milford Point [Paul Smith via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 11:49:18  Harris sparrow hammonasset [Janet Messick via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 11:21:23  Phoebe [Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 10:50:51  Harkness Scoters and Eiders [fran holloway via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 10:42:23 Re: Southport Bonaparte’s Gulls [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 09:55:26  Southport Bonaparte’s Gulls [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 09:13:22  Snow goose -Shelton greenway Alan [Bill Banks via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 08:40:16  Westport Snowy Egrets [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 07:50:21  Boat tailed grackle. Stratford [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 06:52:34  Iceland & Lesser Black-backed Gulls, etc. [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
28 Mar: @ 06:10:21  Gannets [Patrick Dugan via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 21:17:53  FOY Phoebe; 4 Great Blue Herons [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 19:13:25  First of the year Eastern Phoebes [Susanne Shrader via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 18:43:07  Hammonassett checklist [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 17:00:28  Hammonassett Tricolored/Little Blue Heron hybrid [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 16:26:27  Great Cedar Conservation Area west - CT-Old Saybrook [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 15:47:27  Kinglet migrant flock/Bonaparte’s Gulls info [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 14:50:57 Re: Osprey [Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 14:48:44  Osprey [Nancy via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 14:43:42  Hammonasset Tree Swallows et al [Chuck Imbergamo via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 13:54:59  Tree Swallows and Eastern Phoebe, Washington, CT [John D Babington via CTBirds]
27 Mar: @ 12:51:01  Milford Pt HARLEY and AMGP [Nick Bonomo via CTBirds]





Subject: Eastern Towhee and Carolina Wren - Washington, CT
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 14:14 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Walked out our long driveway early this afternoon to pick up the mail in mailbox on the street here in Washington, CT. Heard a Carolina Wren, which has troubles in these parts because of harsh Winters. I suspect with climate change Carolina Wrens will be having an easier time here. Also heard an Eastern Towhee.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Subject: coopers hawks
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 14:08 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Jalna Jaeger Norwalk , 3 Phoebes at 14 acre pond, also GBH and Osprey. 2
phoebes at woods pond, also pair of coopers hawks, first time I have heard
them vocalizing!


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Subject: Pileated Woodpeckers, E. Bluebirds in Guilford
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 13:50 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Pileated Woodpecker pair is busy excavating nest hole in snag in our front
woods. Bluebird pair is claiming nest box in our front yard, while a female
robin and male cardinal show interest in holly just outside living room
window. If we have to be stuck at home, this is the time of year!

Stay well.



Cindi Kobak

North Guilford

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Subject: Old Lyme -- Smith Neck Road Boat Ramp, Mar 30, 2020
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 13:34 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Did some birding by car this morning before get involved with some issues at work.There are a lot of osprey on Great Island.
Common Loon 2
Osprey 12 At least 12 occupied nests with some having two birds present. Great Island
American Crow 2
American Robin 2
Song Sparrow 4Savannah Sparrow
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Subject: Harlequin Milford Pt 3/30/20
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 13:16 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
From Steve Spector 2:15 pm Harlequin Du still south of main sandbar
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Subject: Hammonassett highlights
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 12:56 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Just finishing my walk of the park. (Did not look for Harriss sparrow)

Highlights today were:

Pectoral sandpiper in west end (found by Micky K earlier today)

Little blue heron

Little blue/Tricolored heron hybrid

8 horned grebes just past East beach

4 boat tailed grackles seen off end of moraine trail

2 black bellied plovers perched on the rocks where the seals sit


Monica Nichols
Madison



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Subject: A First!
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 11:33 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696

Coming back from food shopping just around the corner from my home there was an immature Sharp Shinned Hawk perched on a wire. Never saw one perched on a wire before.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks


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Subject: The little blue - tricolored hybrid is in Piper Pond (across from Boulder Pond) at Hammo. M Komara
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 11:20 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
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Subject: Pectoral sandpiper with killdeer, golfers field, Hammo. M. Komara
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 9:48 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
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Subject: FOY Chipping Sparrow
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 8:47 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/29 - FOY Chipping Sparrow on sunflower feeder
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Subject: Milford HARLEQUIN DUCK - Yes
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 7:39 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/30. Milford Point - the male HARLEQUIN DUCK remains as of 8:30am. I scoped it from beach platform, it was roughly in line with the left end of the offshore breakwater, among some Long-tailed Ducks. No time to walk out for a photo.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Westport RNGrebes
Date: Mon Mar 30 2020 7:24 am
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Westport-Sherwood Island SP- 2 Red-necked Grebes off of east beach at 8:23am

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Strong Rd
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 15:15 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/29 3pm Strong Rd South Windsor. At least 30 snipe around the puddles.

Stephanie Stewart
Vernon, Ct

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Subject: White more
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 14:41 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A hike through Whittemore Sanctuary in Woodbury this am turned up only 22 bird spp, but the cold rain and thunderstorms made social distancing very easy. 6 different duck spp including about 20 ring-necks and foy GC kinglet were highlights. https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

Chris Wood
Woodbury, CT
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Subject: Hammo this a.m.
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 13:22 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A couple hours in the rain were quite enjoyable. A pristine adult Lesser
Black-backed Gull in full alternate was in the Nature Center parking lot,
and then later across from the Swan Pond. Two recently arriving herons, an
adult Little Blue Heron and the hybrid Little Blue X Tricolored were at the
tiny pond across from the Swan Pond and at the Boulder Pond, sheltering in
the vegetation, respectively. Also had a Black-bellied Plover and a flock
of about 5 Savannah Sparrows.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury


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Subject: Osprey on nest/platform Milford Point
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 12:37 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Osprey on the nest/platform at Milford Point Coastal Center on a very windy and wet afternoon.

George Amato
Milford

George Amato, Ph.D.
Director, Conservation Genomics
Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Subject: Phoebe
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 20:42 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Had a phoebe yesterday and seven wood ducks overhead at Bent of the River Audubon Center in Southbury.

> On Mar 28, 2020, at 12:21 PM, Jalna Jaeger via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Jalna Jaeger Norwalk
> 2 phoebes singing. one on East rock rd., one on west rocks Rd.
> Wood duck in a tree at woods pond.
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Subject: CT Big Day yesterday 3/27
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 20:16 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi all,

Yesterday I escaped a bit from the real world goings-on and did a statewide
Big Day (responsibly and safely). I had 112 species for the day from
4a-midnight. I rambled a bit about it here:

https://www.shorebirder.com/20...

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Great Egrets,
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:42 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
1:30 pm Lordship: 611 Access Rd pond - 2 adult yellow-crowned night herons and 2 great egrets; also green-winged teal.Junction Rte113 and Access Road - 3 Greater Yellowlegs.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Subject: Stratford bits & pieces
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:41 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/28. Stratford - Birding by car in the rain early afternoon  turned up these highlights:

- Lordship Seawall - steady stream of eastbound Northern Gannets (21) in 15 minutes; all adults.

- Short Beach - 2 Merlins in aerial combat over west side of golf course. Immature White-crowned Sparrow, among Song Sparrows and 3 Killdeer at bocce courts.

- Frash Pond- 2 Ruddy Ducks continue.

- The Dock shopping center - 2nd-cycle ICELAND Gull continues.

Frank & Linda Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Northern Gannets Merwin Pt Milford
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:17 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4 No. Gannets also seen flying west off Stratford Point around noon.
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford (great blue heron just landed in my stream 30 yards away!)


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Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Gannets Merwin Pt Milford

From Steve Spector, 3/28/20, 4:00 pm, 4 No Gannets flying Merwin Point Milford Ct


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Subject: Fisher’s Meadow
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:10 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
As of 3PM, the snow geese have departed.  A great egret perched at the top of a pine on the southern island. A male and two female common mergansers swimming about, and about 30 Canada Geese.
John A Calogero
West Hartford

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Subject: Northern Gannets Merwin Pt Milford
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:03 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
From Steve Spector, 3/28/20, 4:00 pm, 4 No Gannets flying Merwin Point Milford Ct

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Subject: Pileated woodpeckers
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 14:33 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
We seem to have a bumper-crop of pileateds in our Chester neighborhood,
too. We'd always have at least one trolling around each season, but now
we have a pair nesting somewhere nearby and another rival/pair across
Route 148. The drummer of our pair has discovered one particular tree in
our side woods that lets out a truly resonant sound - it's there a few
times a day, dueling with the other drummer.
:-)
Tammy Eustis, Chester



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Subject: [CT Birds] Pileated woodpeckers
From: Bev via CTBirds
Date: Sat, March 28, 2020 2:04 pm
To: [email protected]

Racebrook tract in Orange this morning around 10:30am , saw 3 pileated
woodpeckers- most I've seen.
One hammering on tree on side of main trail & other 2 on opposite side
of trail, flying tree to tree.
Bev propen , Orange.
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Subject: Eastern Phoebe
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 14:11 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/27/20  noon FOY Eastern Phoebe back on territory

Carole Donagher
Farmington



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Subject: Field Sparrow
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 13:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/28- Allens Meadow, Wilton. While sowing kale seeds, 2 Eastern Phoebes and 1 singing Field Sparrow. Ive had them singing here in early Spring before, but maybe theyll next this year with the ball fields closed.

Joe Bear
Wilton

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Subject: Pileated woodpeckers
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 13:05 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Racebrook tract in Orange this morning around 10:30am , saw 3 pileated woodpeckers- most I've seen.
One hammering on tree on side of main trail & other 2 on opposite side of trail, flying tree to tree.
Bev propen , Orange.
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Subject: Bauer Farm, Madison
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 12:53 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
This morningat Bauer Farm in Madison
Large flock of Robins and mixed flock of blackbirds in the grassy area behind the gardensAdult and Immature Red-shouldered HawkField and Chipping sparrows.Two Tree Swallows
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Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Subject: Harlequin Duck & American Golden Plover continue at Milford Point
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 12:13 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
After scanning Long-tailed Duck flocks for some time, the drake Harlequin Duck suddenly appeared fairly close to shore, giving good looks before flying 1/2 mile east.

Steady stream of Gannets. 20+ Shovelers in the marsh.

Paul Smith with Serena Pedane (at a safe social distance)
New Haven

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Subject: Harris sparrow hammonasset
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 11:49 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Harris sparrow and 2 fox Sparrows continue at play ground  area at Hammonasset , 12:30
Janet Messick
Madison

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Subject: Phoebe
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 11:21 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Jalna Jaeger Norwalk
2 phoebes singing. one on East rock rd., one on west rocks Rd.
Wood duck in a tree at woods pond.



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Subject: Harkness Scoters and Eiders
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 10:50 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
From Fran and Tom Holloway, Madison3/28/20 - 9:00 am. Harkness S.P. - 9:00 am, rows of perhaps 50 Surf Scoters and 6 Black Scoters, with about 20 Common Eider fairly close to shore. In the pond, Red-breasted mergansers, many Bufflehead, Widgeons, and Black Ducks. Several pairs of Osprey are active.
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Subject: Southport Bonaparte’s Gulls
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 10:42 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Southport Beach- 11 Bonapartes Gulls, 6 Northern Gannets, 2 Common Eider hens headed east

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Southport Bonaparte’s Gulls
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 9:55 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Southport Beach- 6 Bonapartes Gulls so far at 10:52am

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Snow goose -Shelton greenway Alan
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 9:13 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
One Snow GOOSE with 35 Canada Geese at Inline plastics green slab downtown SheltonBill Banks




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Subject: Westport Snowy Egrets
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 8:40 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sherwood Island SP- Mill Pond- 2 Snowy Egrets,FOY

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Boat tailed grackle. Stratford
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 7:50 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Sat 8:45 pair boat tailed grackle Warehouse pond, Stratford. Angela Dimmitt. New Milford
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Subject: Iceland & Lesser Black-backed Gulls, etc.
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 6:52 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
3/27. I birded much around Stratford today. Aside from my previous post, highlights:

- The Dock shopping center marina: 2nd-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (on docks) and continuing 2nd-cycle ICELAND GULL (atop BJs roof). Also PEREGRINE FALCON atop Devon power plant smokestack.

- Frash Pond: 2 RUDDY DUCKS continue.

- McKinney Refuge Pond at Long Beach Blvd.: 2 male BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES. Other people reported as many as 11.

- Raven Park Pond (E. Main St.) - 11 GREAT EGRETS at evening roost.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Gannets
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 6:10 am
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3/27 Stamford Cove Island Park 4:35-7:05pm 591 Gannets all flying east.
Patrick Dugan David Winston
Stamford

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Subject: FOY Phoebe; 4 Great Blue Herons
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 21:17 pm
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3/27 FOY in my garden - Eastern Phoebe; also 4 great blue herons circling my house before heading towards swamp upstream - curious. One often fishes in stream, but 4 together is unusual here - nearest heronry in Sherman 6 miles away. Maybe starting a new one?
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
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Subject: First of the year Eastern Phoebes
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 19:13 pm
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March 27-W. Hartford-several Eastern Phoebes calling in the woods.

Susanne Shrader

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Subject: Hammonassett checklist
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 18:43 pm
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Attached is my checklist from today with photos of the hybrid heron and audio of a marsh wren.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...





Monica Nichols
Madison
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Subject: Hammonassett Tricolored/Little Blue Heron hybrid
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 17:00 pm
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I found our yearly visitor, the hybrid heron just a few mins ago in boulder pond. Very backlit, but was able to verify its identity by the super long somewhat droopy bill and the white on its legs when it flew across pond. Photos will be added to ebird.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Subject: Great Cedar Conservation Area west - CT-Old Saybrook
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 16:26 pm
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This afternoon we visited theGreat Cedar Conservation Area West in Old SaybrookWe were pleasantlysurprisedby a Pine Warbler feeding in a grassy areaHere is a list of other species:
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
European Starling 8
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Goldfinch 1
Common Grackle 3
Pine Warbler 1

For full ebird report and photos you can View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Jim and Jan SherwonitOld Saybrook
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Subject: Kinglet migrant flock/Bonaparte’s Gulls info
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 15:47 pm
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Westport-Longshore Club Park- (Hendricks Point/Instructional Golf Area)-
Early this morning I drove through Longshore Club Park and had a flock of at least 24 Golden-crowned Kinglets at the north end along the Saugatuck River. It appeared that they were migrants touching down to feed and rest. They settled into a small group of Hemlock bushes which were loaded with swarms of insects and remained there the entire time of my visit. I searched through them looking for other species but only had the kinglets.There were robin flocks flying over constantly as well. I suspect the southwest wind brought a few other migrants overnight also.

For those waiting for Bonapartes Gulls to arrive, I looked at my eBird reports of the past 8 years. Bonapartes Gulls show up the end of March and the first week of April in numbers. 2012 and 2014 produced high numbers. The last 4 years were not that good. We should see them over the weekend and next week. I had one Little Gull last year on 4/11.But getting to a beach to find and see them wont be easy, Southport Beach is closed!

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Osprey
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 14:50 pm
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They are back in Ashford as well.

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Subject: Osprey
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 14:48 pm
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3/27- Hammonasett- Osprey beneath platform near web cam.Harris Sp continues.NancyDurham

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Subject: Hammonasset Tree Swallows et al
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 14:43 pm
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I saw two small groups of Tree Swallows and a couple more checking nest boxes at Hammonasset State Park around 1:30 PM today.  Also found a single Eastern Phoebe and a total of 5 Golden-crowned Kinglets on Willards Island.

A fair amount of people in the park, but almost all were following distancing rules.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Subject: Tree Swallows and Eastern Phoebe, Washington, CT
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 13:54 pm
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Had a couple of Tree Swallows checking out one of nest boxes in the field below the house here early this afternoon. Also heard an Eastern Phoebe not far from the house but could find it to see it.

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Subject: Milford Pt HARLEY and AMGP
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 12:51 pm
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Drake Harlequin Duck with Long-tail flock scopable from sandbar. Golden Plover roosting within plover fencing.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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