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18 Feb: @ 15:22:46  Mourning Dove calling Norwalk [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 13:23:57 Re: Junco behavior [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 12:56:16  Iceland Gull in Norwich harbor [Patrick and Christine Tamborra via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 12:51:10  Iceland (kumlien’s) Gull [JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 12:36:40  The Preserve - Ingham Hill Rd - old Saybrook -Common Redpoll [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 12:28:46  Hammonasset - Red Knot [John Marshall via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 11:01:48  Junco behavior [Monica Nichols via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 10:49:16  Red-winged Blackbirds & Cowbirds - FOY [Patricia Bailey via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 09:13:37  Westport Pipits and Killdeer continue [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
18 Feb: @ 08:28:35  Barred Owl in Waterford [sammonicuslux via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 22:10:51 Re: bird feeders [Carl Benson via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 18:51:27  Misc. Ducks [William Root via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 17:32:43  SE shoreline birding highlights [Jeffrey Fengler via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 17:26:31  Woodbridge community gardens & Ansonia Nature Center [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 17:19:30 Re: Black Vultures [Lemmon via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 17:12:33  Raven Phenology [Stephen Broker via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 16:46:19  Greater White fronted goose and Tundra Swans [Dan Rottino via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 16:38:59  Fw: Whalebone creek - Ferry Rd, Old Lyme - Northern Pintails and Wood Ducks [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 15:58:41  Black Vultures [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 15:16:27  Tundra Swans continue [Gary Lemmon via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 14:48:57  Whalebone creek - Ferry Rd, Old Lyme - Northern Pintails and Wood Ducks [James Sherwonit via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 13:12:24  Silent Winter (Naugatuck State Forest) [Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 12:18:59 Re: Red knot? [Mark Grogan via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 11:46:45  SE CT Influx of Horned Grebes [Phil Rusch via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 11:31:09  Hammonasset red knot [William Furgueson via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 10:38:14  Red knot? [David Funke via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 08:30:26  Glastonbury Pintails [A W via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 07:21:59  Tundra Swans Wethersfield [David Provencher via CTBirds]
17 Feb: @ 07:13:53  Westport Pipits [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 22:32:24  NYTimes: Tom Cade, a Savior of the Peregrine Falcon, Dies at 91 [Arthur Shippee via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 18:53:10  Singing birds [Bev via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 17:49:38  North Guilford RS Hawks [Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 16:38:11  Tundra geese, etc. [Steve via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 16:34:37  Wethersfield Tundras Plus [Roy Harvey via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 16:30:38  Redheads [George Stephens via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 15:32:12  Greater White-fronted Goose [JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 15:19:44  Common Goldeneye Kent, Ct [Laurie Doss via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 13:24:41  Guilford, Lake Quonnipaug Ring-necked Ducks [Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 13:19:54  Pileated Woodpecker Drumming [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 12:31:24 Re: Hammo Red Knot continues [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 12:19:59  Hammo Red Knot continues [Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 11:56:28  Southbury/Lake Zoar Redheads [Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 10:48:46  Hartford Iceland continuing [JAMES ASMUTH via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 10:33:55  Common Redpolls West Thompson Lake [David Provencher via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 10:17:57  Tundra Swans YES [Christine Chinni via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 10:10:45  Way fewer birds in Canaan, CT [Dave Beaujon via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 10:06:34  Tundra Swans-YES [Nature, WWE and More! via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 10:03:27  Leucistic Junco? [Mary Catherine Smith via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 09:34:28  Redpoll correction [Danforth, Mark E (Mark) via CTBirds]
16 Feb: @ 09:25:59  Gulls in Hartford Continue. [Justin Lawson via CTBirds]





Subject: Mourning Dove calling Norwalk
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 15:22 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4pm

First dove I have heard calling of the year. Good to know spring is closer.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Junco behavior
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 13:23 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
My juncos have learned to use the feeder - a Droll Yankee tube - for
several years.

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM Monica Nichols via CTBirds <
[email protected]> wrote:

> So I have had numerous dark eyed juncos hanging out. Until this winter,
> they have been feeding off the ground which is their normal behavior. In
> the last month or so, I have noticed their behavior changing. They have
> been perching on my bird feeder poles, and even going into my caged bird
> feeder to eat. I didn™t think juncos ate directly from the feeders. Would
> appreciate any input.
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
>
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Subject: Iceland Gull in Norwich harbor
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 12:56 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The Iceland gull continues in Norwich harbor/boat launch..  seen at 1:55 pm.
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Subject: Iceland (kumlien’s) Gull
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 12:51 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Long Beach, Stratford.    On beach 50 yards before end of parking lot. 2nd cycle full.



Jim Asmuth

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Subject: The Preserve - Ingham Hill Rd - old Saybrook -Common Redpoll
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 12:36 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Took a 5 mile hike in the Preserve in Old Saybrook this morning. Fairly quiet but I did find some birds - Highlight was a mixed flock of Goldfinch and Common Redpoll along with a couple of very vocal/drumming Pileated Woodpeckers.
Full ebird report below
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
The Preserve - Ingham Hill Rd - old Saybrook - 41.3156x-72.4115, Middlesex, Connecticut, US
Feb 18, 2019 8:44 AM - 11:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walked the blue, green and red trail loop. 32 degrees, calm with mist, sleet and light snow
13 species

Canada Goose 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3 Drumming and calling
Blue Jay 1
Common Raven 1
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Common Redpoll 7
American Goldfinch 15
Red-winged Blackbird 1

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Subject: Hammonasset - Red Knot
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 12:28 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The Red Knot was feeding with 3 Ruddy Turnstones on Pebble Beach at Meig™s Point today at 1:15PM.  I viewed it from the area where the path has collapsed by the old trail right next to the parking lot.

John Marshall
Watertown
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Subject: Junco behavior
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 11:01 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
So I have had numerous dark eyed juncos hanging out. Until this winter, they have been feeding off the ground which is their normal behavior. In the last month or so, I have noticed their behavior changing.  They have been perching on my bird feeder poles, and even going into my caged bird feeder to eat. I didn™t think juncos ate directly from the feeders. Would appreciate any input.

Monica Nichols
Madison

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Subject: Red-winged Blackbirds & Cowbirds - FOY
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 10:49 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Had first of the year Red-winged Blackbirds near feeders this am. 3 males, 1 female.  Also FOY Cowbirds.
Pat Bailey
Sherman, CT
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Subject: Westport Pipits and Killdeer continue
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 9:13 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 2 Killdeer on center isle of the model airplane field parking area, 4 American Pipits just northeast of the East Beach bathhouse feeding on the gras

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Barred Owl in Waterford
Date: Mon Feb 18 2019 8:28 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I spotted a Barred owl last night around9:30pm in the Ridgewood section of Waterford (Alewife Cove area). He was on the ground...I think his prey got away. Looked healthy and flew away as I tried to get closer for a photo.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Subject: bird feeders
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:10 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
My neighbors and I have also noted a drop off birds at ourfeeders in Clinton. The flocks havedropped off or become non-existent.Feeders that needed filling daily, now can go 2/3 days or more.



We have also noticed more hawk and owl sightings. Perhaps, the influx of Barred Owls has lead toa shortage of rodents, forcing these birds to hunt more at the localbird feeder. What do you think?

Carl


On Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:26:27 PM EST, Donna Lorello via CTBirds wrote:

I noticed the same thing at my feeders. Nothing at all has changed. Just
starting to see more activity at the feeders with nuthatches and downy
woodpeckers. Wondering if the warmer winter has the insects providing
enough of a food source.

Donna Lorello
Branford

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 7:33 AM Tom Conroy via CTBirds <
[email protected]> wrote:

> After about 25 years of very steady activity at my backyard feeders, I™ve
> had about a 70 percent decline this winter of all the usual woodpeckers,
> finches, titmice, nuthatches, etc. Nothing has changed about the feeders or
> the suet, sunflower seed and thistle I put out, and nothing has changed in
> my backyard or nearbly yards. Any thoughts as to why this would be?
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Subject: Misc. Ducks
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 18:51 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Emily Rose and I had a nice sampling of ducks today. Highlights for us were green wing teal at Birdseye Ramp Stratford and Northern pintail at Shell Beach Guilford.
Bill Root

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Subject: SE shoreline birding highlights
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 17:32 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Rocky Neck St Pk:30+ Horned Grebes offshore.In marsh area: 2 Green-winged Teal, 20+ Gadwall, 7 Great Blue Herons sleeping together in a row (I first thought they were tree stumps), Hooded Merganser, Black Duck, Mallard.
Harkness Memorial St Pk:12+ American Wigeon in marsh channels. Nothing out of the expected offshore (Brant, Black Duck, Surf Scoter, Common Loon, Horned Grebe).
Ocean Beach Park:Southwest offshore rocks-drake and hen King Eider continue, but weren't associating with each other. 40+ Common Eider, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 12+ Black Scoter, Brant.
Pequot Avenue seawall:2 Razorbill near Ledge Lighthouse. A few Common Loon, 1 Red-throated Loon.

Hammonassett St Pk:Meigs Point/Moraine Trail- Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling. No Red Knot.Meigs Point Nature Center parking lot-Lapland Longspur continues with 20+ Horned Lark.

Jeff Fengler
Vernon CT
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Subject: Woodbridge community gardens & Ansonia Nature Center
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 17:26 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
2/17  8:45am  Woodbridge Community Gardens,
Nancy Clark and I did some birding in the gardens this morning. Highlights
were a Cooper's hawk flyover, pair of Hairy Woodpeckers working their way
on a tree, and a pair of Eastern Bluebirds sitting on top of a nest box at
far end of the open meadow area.
Also seen were 2 White throated sparrows, Goldfinches, 2 Song sparrows,
Juncos, 1 male House finch singing his little heart out, 3 Blue jays, and
Northern cardinal singing.
After we drove over to Ansonia nature center, Also 1 Eastern Bluebird
there, plus 1 White breasted nuthatch, 2 Cardinals, 6 Goldfinches, 7
Chickadees, 1 House finch, 2 Downy woodpeckers, Titmice, juncos and a Red
bellied woodpecker.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Subject: Black Vultures
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 17:19 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
We also had 4 black vultures in our yard today. They have been coming on a regular basis in the winter for 8 years. It is always the mated male and female and the current youngster. The current year's baby has some what of of mohawk look with its feathers on the top of its head. It also sticks it mouth into each of the parent's mouth begging for food, or makes a woof, call. They often hang out at the back of our white house in a nook of the kitchen garden where they are out of the wind and the sun reflects off the siding to warm up this spot. Have cell phone photos of them from today if anyone wants them send me your email. This year they appear for the first time to have two current babies. I have seen them feed both of them. They usually mate the 3rd week of March and then dump the youngsters. They only come to the house a few more times without them and then I don't see them until the next snowfall.

Carol Lemmon

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 4:58:42 PM EST, Paul Desjardins via CTBirds wrote:



Paul Desjardins
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This morning I looked out my living room window and noticed 4 Black Vultures. No real big deal, but what makes this interesting is this is the third time in town that I have seen what I assume to be the same 4 individuals. The other dates were December 4, 2018 and February 6. The saying birds of a feather stick together seems to apply in this case. Just found it interesting.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Raven Phenology
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 17:12 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
02/17/19 - West Rock Ridge & Konold™s Pond. Woodbridge (observations from the ridge top, 1:45-3:45 PM) ” Common Raven (2). The resident pair (both present) has begun forming the nest bowl on an inaccessible rock ledge, using Eastern Redcedar and Grape Vine bark peelings.  The bowl is partially complete in the center of a nest that at present is still somewhat skimpy on large- and medium-sized sticks.  More work to be done before egg-laying begins, late February to early March.  Also present at Konold™s Pond:  2 Bald Eagles (a 2nd year bird and a full adult).  The immature eagle was feeding on the ice (blood evident but prey item not seen - probably a duck killed by a peregrine), lifted off, and was met in the air over the pond by the adult, which pushed the immature out of the area and to the north toward Lake Dawson.  Estimated 200 Ring-necked Ducks, Northern Pintail (1 drake), Wood Duck (5), Mallard and American Black Duck (combined 90), Hooded Merganser (2); Canada Goose (20+), Mute Swan (2), Great Blue Heron (1), Peregrine Falcon (2, the tiercel, and the female with a very full crop - studied on her perch for 20 minutes.  May be a new female to the ridge).

Steve Broker
Cheshire
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Subject: Greater White fronted goose and Tundra Swans
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 16:46 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Wethersfield Meadows, 2/17/19, 4:30 PM, the 3 Tundra Swans were there the whole time in the usual spot.  Only a few hundred Canada Geese were present when we arrived, but as we waited they started streaming down the river and into view.  Eventually I spotted the Greater White-Fronted Goose but it got mixed up pretty quickly with the Canadas and I did not relocate it. Several thousand geese were present, but many hundreds had taken off and left.

Dan and Trudy Rottino
East Haddam, CT
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Subject: Fw: Whalebone creek - Ferry Rd, Old Lyme - Northern Pintails and Wood Ducks
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 16:38 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Out in the marshes off of Ferry Rd in Old Lyme were hundreds of ducks including Black, Mallard, Common Mergansers, Northern Pintails and Wood Ducks.
Jim SherwonitOld Saybrook
eBird report below
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: [email protected] To: "[email protected]" Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:25:03 PM ESTSubject: eBird Report - Whalebone creek - 84“100 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme US-CT (41.4201,-72.4164), Feb 17, 2019
Whalebone creek - 84“100 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme US-CT (41.4201,-72.4164), New London, Connecticut, US
Feb 17, 2019 1:39 PM - 2:14 PM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose 35
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 65
American Black Duck 55
Northern Pintail 10
Hooded Merganser 9
Common Merganser 25
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 2

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Subject: Black Vultures
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 15:58 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Paul Desjardins
[email protected]
Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning I looked out my living room window and noticed 4 Black Vultures. No real big deal, but what makes this interesting is this is the third time in town that I have seen what I assume to be the same 4 individuals. The other dates were December 4, 2018 and February 6. The saying birds of a feather stick together seems to apply in this case. Just found it interesting.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Tundra Swans continue
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 15:16 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4 pm, Wethersfield Meadows, Carol & Gary Lemmon

3 Tundra Swans visible from 2nd Lane and Elm St intersection. Best looks are with a scope as they are up river a ways. About 12 Common Mergs, 30 or so Black Ducks,110 Canada Geese on river. Also more than 300 crows roosting in trees on Elm near 2nd Ln.


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Subject: Whalebone creek - Ferry Rd, Old Lyme - Northern Pintails and Wood Ducks
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 14:48 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Out in the marshes off of Ferry Rd in Old Lyme were hundreds of ducks including Black, Mallard, Common Mergansers, Northern Pintails and Wood Ducks.
eBird report below
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: [email protected] To: "[email protected]" Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:25:03 PM ESTSubject: eBird Report - Whalebone creek - 84“100 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme US-CT (41.4201,-72.4164), Feb 17, 2019
Whalebone creek - 84“100 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme US-CT (41.4201,-72.4164), New London, Connecticut, US
Feb 17, 2019 1:39 PM - 2:14 PM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose 35
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 65
American Black Duck 55
Northern Pintail 10
Hooded Merganser 9
Common Merganser 25
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 2

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Subject: Silent Winter (Naugatuck State Forest)
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 13:12 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
80+ minute hike along the western West Block (N on red trail, S on Red/White Trail) for approximately 6k, and NO Birds, save 1 lone overhead Turkey Vulture. Hairy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, WB Nuthatches, Jays, Ravens, and the like are relatively noisy, even amidst all the crunching of the icy snow underfoot. But the inland woods were a barren, food-less deciduous desert today.

I've posted several eBird reports with the dreaded Red Warning (fewer than 5 taxa) lately.

Steve Mayo

Bethany
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Subject: Red knot?
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 12:18 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Here with several other birders. We have not seen it.

On Sun, Feb 17, 2019, 11:38 AM David Funke via CTBirds <
[email protected] wrote:

> Anyone see if red knot is still at hammo today ?
>
> David Funke, Manchester CT
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Subject: SE CT Influx of Horned Grebes
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 11:46 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
There appears to be an influx of Horned Grebes in SE CT.   I stopped at 4 spots in Stonington this morning and had double digit counts at each location. At the top was Enders Island with 38 grebes.

Also of interest, there is a large flock of presumed Common Eider southeast of Enders. My estimate is around 2500 birds.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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Subject: Hammonasset red knot
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 11:31 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I just came back from spending 1.5 hours there and went to the two spots it has been seen the past few days with no luck. Sanderlings, brant, various gulls, mallard, Black duck, mergansers and a red tailed hawk were around but no red knot.

But an added bonus that made the trip down there worth it was seeing four seals playing on the rocks off Miegs Point.

I then went to Rocky Neck State Park and saw some bluebirds but not a lot of other activity.

Bill Furgueson
Mystic


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> On Feb 17, 2019, at 11:37 AM, David Funke via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Anyone see if red knot is still at hammo today ?
>
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Subject: Red knot?
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 10:38 am
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Anyone see if red knot is still at hammo today ?

David Funke, Manchester CT
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Subject: Glastonbury Pintails
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 8:30 am
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9:15 am 2/17.  Looking right from Glastonbury Riverfront Park Boat Launch (252 Welles Street) 14 Pintails, 1 Long Tailed Duck.

Allan Welby
Ridgefield

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Subject: Tundra Swans Wethersfield
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 7:21 am
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Present again off of elm Street. No pintails, snow goose, greater
white-fronted goose, cackling goose.

Dave Provencher
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Subject: Westport Pipits
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 7:13 am
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Westport-Sherwood Island SP- on the east side of the large circle after the entrance- 4 American Pipits feeding

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: NYTimes: Tom Cade, a Savior of the Peregrine Falcon, Dies at 91
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 22:32 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
New York Times:  After DDT had wiped the bird out on the East Coast, he led the effort to bring it back. It was eventually removed from the federal endangered species list.

Tom Cade, a Savior of the Peregrine Falcon, Dies at 91
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...

Arthur Shippee
Hamden.
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Subject: Singing birds
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 18:53 pm
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Yes- our titmice & cardinals are also singing. :)
Bev Propen

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Subject: North Guilford RS Hawks
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 17:49 pm
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Our second roadkill opossum has attracted our resident Red-shouldered Hawk
as well as a Turkey Vulture and a Red-tailed Hawk in the past week.

The carcass (reduced to skull, legs, tail and hide) brought in a new RS Hawk
this afternoon. Our resident RS flew in to perch in woods nearby and
eventually joined the new RS at the carcass. One mantled over the carcass
while it fed. Within minutes a third RS Hawk flew in and usurped the other
two! They flew up to perches in witch-hazel above the carcass and eventually
left the area.

Meanwhile, our four crazy turkey hens walked into yard and picked through
fallen seed under feeders within yards of the action.



Cin and Bill Kobak

North Guilford

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Subject: Tundra geese, etc.
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 16:38 pm
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For anyone checking the CT River in Wethersfield Sunday for the 3 Tundra Swans, they were in their much-reported spot on the river just north of the intersection of Elm Street and 2nd Lane in the Wethersfield Meadows on Saturday.  Also, at 4 pm Saturday a moderate-sized flock of Canada Geese flew into the same spot.  That flock included a Greater White-fronted Goose (possibly same one I saw on Feb. 2 a short distance downriver), a Snow Goose, and 6 Northern Pintails.

Steve Kotchko
Wethersfield, CT

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Subject: Wethersfield Tundras Plus
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 16:34 pm
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I just had a call from Frank Gallo. He just left the (usual?) spot in Wethersfield (2nd Ave?) where he had the Tundra Swans. Also there, an adult Greater White-fronted Goose, 1 Snow Goose, 1 Cackling Goose. Finding the Cackling Goose was quite a challenge because he estimated 750 Canada Geese were there too.
Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT
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Subject: Redheads
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 16:30 pm
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Still present at Southbury River Rd a little after 3

George




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Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 15:32 pm
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Northwest Park Manchester from observation deck with 2000 CAGO.



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Subject: Common Goldeneye Kent, Ct
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 15:19 pm
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Male Common Goldeneye hanging out with some Hooded Mergansers in Housatonic River off of Skiff Mountain Road between Kent School™s Crew House and tennis courts.

Laurie Doss

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Subject: Guilford, Lake Quonnipaug Ring-necked Ducks
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 13:24 pm
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Over 60 RING-NECKED DUCKS (only 3 females) at south end of Lake Quonnipaug,
North Guilford at noon today. Visible from Lake Drive.



Cin and Bill Kobak

North Guilford

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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker Drumming
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 13:19 pm
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Resident Pileated Woodpecker drumming furiously. Also, despite full snow cover, titmice and cardinal starting to sing.Angela Dimmitt. New Milford
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Subject: Hammo Red Knot continues
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 12:31 pm
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To clarify, the knot is in the rocks at the beginning of the moraine trail at the shell beach area.

Tina Green
Westport
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> On Feb 16, 2019, at 1:19 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds wrote:
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> Madison-Hammonasset Beach SP- from shell beach going towards the end of the Moraine Trail but not easy to pick out- Red Knot found earlier by Nick Bonomo- bird was roosting among the rocks with Dunlin and Turnstones and is still there somewhere but all the birds flew up and returned to shore and are tucked in and on top of the rocks. A higher tide would be helpful to refind it.
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Subject: Hammo Red Knot continues
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 12:19 pm
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Madison-Hammonasset Beach SP- from shell beach going towards the end of the Moraine Trail but not easy to pick out- Red Knot found earlier by Nick Bonomo- bird was roosting among the rocks with Dunlin and Turnstones and is still there somewhere but all the birds flew up and returned to shore and are tucked in and on top of the rocks. A higher tide would be helpful to refind it.

Tina Green
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Subject: Southbury/Lake Zoar Redheads
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 11:56 am
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10 AM - 2 male/1 female Redheads roosting on Lake Zoar with Canadas, seen from River Road just south of Mitchell's Farm.Angela Dimmitt, New Milford
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Subject: Hartford Iceland continuing
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:48 am
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143 Murphy RD, circling behind All Waste, with Paul D. and 2 other birders.



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Subject: Common Redpolls West Thompson Lake
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:33 am
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15 Common Redpolls continue at West Thompson lake in Thompson. Birds are at
the first stream crossing feeding very quietly and difficult to detect at
times, often on the ground in the wet brushy area. Counted in flight.

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Subject: Tundra Swans YES
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:17 am
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Tundra swans continue in Wethersfield   A pair of Pintails and some other ducks with them

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Subject: Way fewer birds in Canaan, CT
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:10 am
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I™m experiencing the same reduction of birds to our feeders this winter as
well. Nothing has changed and in addition one of our neighbor™s who fed
birds as well, are absent this winter. I thought I™d be really going
through seed, but not at all

Dave Beaujon
Canaan, CT
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Subject: Tundra Swans-YES
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:06 am
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The 3 Tundra Swans were present at the same location as previously
reported. Also, no luck with the Snow Goose at the Glastonbury Boat Ramp.
The Tundra Swans were a new lifer for me! #209!
Tony Belejack
Wallingford
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Subject: Leucistic Junco?
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 10:03 am
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I had an unusual-looking visitor to the yard this morning obvious junco but with blurry white streaks on its head, blurry white collar around back of neck, white patch on right wing feathers, and white eye rings. Hopping around with other juncos.
I see that leucistic juncos aren™t all that uncommon but nevertheless a strange and interesting sight to behold!
Cathy Smith
Wilton
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Subject: Redpoll correction
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 9:34 am
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West Thompson lake. Previous mentioned count of at least a dozen should be a count of ten. Some Purple Finches were mixed in with them.
Mark Danforth
Tolland, Ct.

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Subject: Gulls in Hartford Continue.
Date: Sat Feb 16 2019 9:25 am
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Glaucous is sleeping above bay 5. Iceland is around as well. 143 Murphy
Ave.

Justin Lawson
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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> Five species of gulls just observed behind 143 Murphy Rd (All Waste),
> Hartford. Iceland and Glaucous both on roof of transfer station; at middle
> and right sides respectively. Scope recommended to stay away from
> industrial activity. Thanks, David for you earlier post.
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