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25 Jun: @ 15:09:52  The House Wren's Revenge [zellene via CTBirds]
25 Jun: @ 07:15:14  Hurricane Sandy helped Piping Plovers [Frank Mantlik via CTBirds]
25 Jun: @ 04:33:33 Re: Wren boxes and House Sparrows [Christopher Lovell via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 22:31:22 Re: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings [Tony [Sent From My Ipad] via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 22:26:45 Re: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings [Matthew via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 20:58:03  Croft [FRANK GALLO via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 20:52:15  New Britain heard but not seen [Robert Jase via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 19:41:14  Wren boxes and House Sparrows [David Jury via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 19:36:30 Re: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings [Chip Caton via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 19:01:12 Re: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings [Nichols Photography via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 15:00:39  House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings [Comcast via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 14:11:08  2 BLACK VULTURES in Clinton [Joseph Budrow via CTBirds]
24 Jun: @ 14:00:46  Richard Croft Preserve [Andrew Block via CTBirds]
23 Jun: @ 11:47:28  Fwd: Sharp-Shinned Mohawk Mt [Maggie peretto via CTBirds]
23 Jun: @ 08:39:25  Ruddy duck in West Haven [Acadia Kocher via CTBirds]
23 Jun: @ 07:10:44 Re: Great blue heron [SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds]
23 Jun: @ 06:52:12 Re: Great blue heron eating Koi question [SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 21:34:54  Great blue heron eating Koi question [SUSANNE via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 21:26:16  Atlasing Tips [spbroker via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 20:42:46  Durham Meadows/Coginchaug River Marsh Birds [spbroker via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 19:53:11  3 State St Hamden Eagle Chicks Ready to Fly [Mike Horn via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 17:08:35  Common Loon at Ashford Lake [Steve Morytko via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 14:37:38  Colebrook Indigo Bunting [William Hobbie via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 14:20:46 Re: Great blue heron [Larry . via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 13:11:35 Re: Great blue heron [Lorrie via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 09:29:16 Re: CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!! [Mary Beth Kaeser via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 09:23:23 Re: CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!! [Christina Nieves via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 08:34:15 Re: CTBirds injured goose [Tammy Eustis via CTBirds]
22 Jun: @ 06:54:57 Re: CTBirds injured goose [Christina Nieves via CTBirds]
21 Jun: @ 14:17:25 Re: Great blue heron question. [SARAH FAULKNER via CTBirds]
21 Jun: @ 14:14:25  Great blue heron question. [Danforth, Mark E (Mark) via CTBirds]
21 Jun: @ 08:24:16  cuckoos (again) [Chris Elphick via CTBirds]
21 Jun: @ 08:16:39  cuckoos [Chris Elphick via CTBirds]
20 Jun: @ 20:01:11  confirming breeding for the atlas [Chris Elphick via CTBirds]
20 Jun: @ 19:22:47 Re: Colebrook Bobolinks [Paul Desjardins via CTBirds]
20 Jun: @ 17:39:28  Colebrook Bobolinks [William Hobbie via CTBirds]
20 Jun: @ 16:44:20 Re: Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo [Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds]
20 Jun: @ 15:53:09  Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo [William Schenck via CTBirds]
19 Jun: @ 22:26:09  Nocturnal Feeding Skimmers [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
19 Jun: @ 21:00:27  Bridled Tern Oyster Bay, NY Sighing [Ian Devlin via CTBirds]
19 Jun: @ 18:45:15 Re: South Windsor bird needing rescue [Tammy Eustis via CTBirds]
19 Jun: @ 18:21:23  Breeding Broad-winged Hawks [Robert Mirer via CTBirds]
19 Jun: @ 13:19:03  CACC [Beverly Propen via CTBirds]
19 Jun: @ 11:46:24  South Windsor bird needing rescue [David Funke via CTBirds]
18 Jun: @ 16:27:57  wood thrush [PATTY CLIFTON via CTBirds]
18 Jun: @ 10:18:56  Colebrook Field [William Hobbie via CTBirds]
18 Jun: @ 08:53:20  Large brown bird with wide wings in field in Washington, CT [John D Babington via CTBirds]
17 Jun: @ 20:29:02  Origin of banded glossy ibis at Grove Beach, Westbrook [MICKY KOMARA via CTBirds]
17 Jun: @ 19:58:32  A call to arms... well binoculars that is... [David Provencher via CTBirds]
17 Jun: @ 19:52:44 Re: question [Paul Plotnick via CTBirds]





Subject: The House Wren's Revenge
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 15:09 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I have always had the opposite happen...the wrens destroy the sparrow nests. They pull out nest material and harass the sparrows. The sparrows rebuild and the wrens strike again.

Zellene

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Subject: Hurricane Sandy helped Piping Plovers
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 7:15 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
6/25. An article in today™s online NY Times illustrates how the scouring/flooding effects of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island NY beaches (like Fire Is.) resulted in an increase in Piping Plover nesting habitat.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...


Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: Wren boxes and House Sparrows
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 4:33 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
If you want to retrofit existing nest boxes you can use a large metal
washer, like you would put on a bolt.

Select a washer with a 1 1/8 inside diameter, drill a couple of small
screw holes in the washer, one on either side, to allow you to attach the
washer to the face of the nest box. Center the washer over the existing
hole and secure in place with screws placed in the holes you drilled.

The diameter of the hole is now the appropriate size and you have a
squirrel guard to prevent gnawing of the nest box entrance.

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 20:41 David Jury via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> I can only speak from my own limited experience, but a box with a 1 and
> 1/8th inch entrance hole seems to be successful at accommodating house
> wrens or chickadees (though no other species) while excluding house
> sparrows. Knowing that house sparrows are common in our area and would be a
> potential problem, I purposely chose a box with a 1 and 1/8th inch hole
> after reading that 1 1/4 is the smallest size house sparrows can fit into.
> This is our third year of having that box in our back yard, and so far so
> good: the first year we had two successful broods of house wrens, last year
> we had a successful brood of chickadees, and this year we have house wrens
> again. Each year, house sparrows have spent much of the spring trying to
> claim the box, but have never been able to get inside. Eventually they
> realize that they can't fit, and give up and move on (though they can be
> rather slow and stubborn to admit it).
>
> David Jury
> Ellington
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Subject: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 22:31 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
www.sialis.org is a good website about deterring these sparrows. Last year, a House Wren killed two of my House Sparrow eggs. House sparrows are very opportunistic nesters!

Tony Belejack
Wallingford


On June 24, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Chip Caton via CTBirds wrote:

Hi, that is not true in my experience of about ten years now. a hole size of 1 and 1/4 inches keeps the wrens in and the sparrows out. And we have plenty of house sparrows in our yard. That™s what the guidelines say, that™s what I™ve done, and it™s worked.

Chip Caton

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:00 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I™m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I™m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
> Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.
>
>
> Monica Nichols
>
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds wrote:
>>
>> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it™s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You™re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
>> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>>
>>
>> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>>
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>
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Subject: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 22:26 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Never EVER set a mouse trap in a bird house. That™s a terrible and horrendous idea, and extremely unethical because there™s no way to guarantee that the death is quick. If you want to set traps, consider Van Ert traps or a large repeating trap. You don™t want one that will kill the bird inside the box because if you catch a native bird that™s beyond bad. There™s plenty of resources on the North American Bluebird Society that give suggestions on trapping an exterminating House Sparrows.

Other suggestions are hanging string from the entrance, different style entrance holes (not just circles), and house placement suggestions. Again, the North American Bluebird Society has amazing resources and they can be applied to all nest boxes.

And of course, if you set traps, remember to check them regularly in case you do catch a native species so you can release it quickly and hopefully without harm.

-Matt Bell
Vernon

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 20:59, Tony [Sent From My Ipad] via CTBirds wrote:
>
> www.sialis.org is a good website about deterring these sparrows. Last year, a House Wren killed two of my House Sparrow eggs. House sparrows are very opportunistic nesters!
>
> Tony Belejack
> Wallingford
>
>
> On June 24, 2019, at 8:36 PM, Chip Caton via CTBirds > wrote:
>
> Hi, that is not true in my experience of about ten years now. a hole size of 1 and 1/4 inches keeps the wrens in and the sparrows out. And we have plenty of house sparrows in our yard. That™s what the guidelines say, that™s what I™ve done, and it™s worked.
>
> Chip Caton
>
>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:00 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds > wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I™m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I™m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
>> Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.
>>
>>
>> Monica Nichols
>>
>> Madison
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds wrote:
>>>
>>> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it™s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You™re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
>>> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>
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>
>
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Subject: Croft
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 20:58 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Andrew,

Coming from the South, the lot is on the right and very small. There is a tiny CT Audubon sign. Directions are in my book, Birding in Connecticut.

Frank Gallo
Sunrisebirding.com

Life is short. Bird often.
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Subject: New Britain heard but not seen
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 20:52 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Fisher tiday, first in several years since all the debris from Superstorm Sandy was removed, they loved the hiding room.

Robert Jase busterggi@aol.com
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Subject: Wren boxes and House Sparrows
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 19:41 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I can only speak from my own limited experience, but a box with a 1 and
1/8th inch entrance hole seems to be successful at accommodating house
wrens or chickadees (though no other species) while excluding house
sparrows. Knowing that house sparrows are common in our area and would be a
potential problem, I purposely chose a box with a 1 and 1/8th inch hole
after reading that 1 1/4 is the smallest size house sparrows can fit into.
This is our third year of having that box in our back yard, and so far so
good: the first year we had two successful broods of house wrens, last year
we had a successful brood of chickadees, and this year we have house wrens
again. Each year, house sparrows have spent much of the spring trying to
claim the box, but have never been able to get inside. Eventually they
realize that they can't fit, and give up and move on (though they can be
rather slow and stubborn to admit it).

David Jury
Ellington
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Subject: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 19:36 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi,  that is not true in my experience of about ten years now. a hole size of 1 and 1/4 inches keeps the wrens in and the sparrows out. And we have plenty of house sparrows in our yard. That™s what the guidelines say, that™s what I™ve done, and it™s worked.

Chip Caton

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:00 PM, Nichols Photography via CTBirds wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I™m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I™m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
> Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.
>
>
> Monica Nichols
>
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds wrote:
>>
>> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it™s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You™re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
>> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>>
>>
>> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>>
>> _______________________________________________
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>
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Subject: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 19:01 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi,

I just had a whole nest full of my tree swallows killed the other day by house sparrows. When I opened the box(I™m a tree Swallow monitor in Madison) I thought all 5 were dead but one was still alive. I got it to a rehabber, but I™m absolutely devastated and angry that the stupid sparrows are murdering my babies!!
Anywhere wrens can fit, so can house sparrows. The only thing I can say is to set a mouse trap in the house sparrow nest and hope it gets one.


Monica Nichols

Madison

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 24, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Comcast via CTBirds wrote:
>
> My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it™s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You™re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
> Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?
>
>
> Sent by Susanne Shrader
>
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Subject: House Sparrows killed my House Wren nestlings
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 15:00 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
My Wren family was giving pleasure, seeing the parents bringing food to and fro, and hearing the nestlings get excited for food when the parents visited . This went on for three or four days when suddenly the next day there was not a peep from the box and no Wren parents. Then, I heard it™s a double, and a red and a male Alfaro or Bible. I have their old one and went into the net and kept going in with the female coming also. You™re the Miranda baby you were dead I went under the bar is there enough I found her dead in the foyer. I cleared out the nerve block and Brandon for the help. For the past 6 hours male and female help barrels have been flying to where the house was, everything around in the boys are flying to and fro where the black.
Does this frequently happen? Why put up a Wren box just for House Sparrows to go kill them and take over? Would a Wren box with an even smaller opening work?


Sent by Susanne Shrader

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Subject: 2 BLACK VULTURES in Clinton
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 14:11 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
2 black vultures soared ovee Ocean State Job Lot at 11:30am today. Above the din of the fish crows.
Joe in Madison

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Subject: Richard Croft Preserve
Date: Mon Jun 24 2019 14:00 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi all,
Does anyone know where the entrance is to the Richard Croft Preserve in Goshen, CT, on E. Street North? I went there early this spring to try for moose and NE cottontails as well as birds and was not able to find the gate and audubon sign they talk about being there on the CAS website. There was a park lot across from the 5/2 mile point given on the site but it was on the wrong side of the road and wasn't an CAS park. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Subject: Fwd: Sharp-Shinned Mohawk Mt
Date: Sun Jun 23 2019 11:47 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Paul Carrier Graphics
> Date: June 22, 2019 at 10:22:00 PM E
>
> I want to post what Ive seen recently - Paul C
>
> today, june 22, I had 1 Goldfinch and 2 Pine Siskin on my thistle feeder! Are they a breeding pair ????
> had a pair breeding at my home here in Harwinton many years ago
>
> Also found a pair of Sharp-shinned hawks up on Mohawk Mt in Norfolk CT .
>
> Paul Carrier
>
>
>
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Subject: Ruddy duck in West Haven
Date: Sun Jun 23 2019 8:39 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Drake ruddy duck viewed from the Kimberly Ave bridge over the West River mouth. Bird is near the western bank, south of the bridge.

Acadia Kocher & Severin Uebbing
New Haven
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Subject: Great blue heron
Date: Sun Jun 23 2019 7:10 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
That's a great idea.  I, too, have been "fished out" by a heron, which surprised me when it started two years ago since I'd had no problem for 13 years with large fish, and suddenly was "discovered". My pond is very small -- two pools, one 3'x3' cascading into one 4' x 7', which seemed way too small to be worth while. The fish are only in the larger pool. Fortunately, it is pretty deep (30" in center), so I constructed a hiding place in the middle and that worked well.  The sad part was that the fish were terrified and would no longer come to the surface to visit or feed, so I could not enjoy my beautiful fish.  Trying a number of things, I eventually got a blue heron decoy and it has worked like a charm (knock on wood). I move it around periodically.  Since your bird apparently is attacking your decoy, I'd suggested another such as a coyote or eagle.  I don't think a green heron decoy would work, but that would be smaller and more attractive...

And, just for a chuckle, until I needed the decoy I'd always scoffed when seeing them at garden centers -- I thought they were for people with bad taste in garden decor!!!! Little did I know...

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
> On June 22, 2019 at 2:10 PM Lorrie via CTBirds wrote:
>
>
> We also have a small pond that has been visited by a great blue it was suggested to me that putting an upside down milk crate in pond gives place for fish to hide from bird I have a large rock on it to keep it submerged it has worked well
> Lorrie Shaw
>
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Subject: Great blue heron eating Koi question
Date: Sun Jun 23 2019 6:52 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I have a good friend who did this and caught one great blue heron and two owls -- one barred and one screech, all of which were tangled in the net and had to be held and untangled.  She took down the net.

> On June 22, 2019 at 10:34 PM SUSANNE via CTBirds wrote:
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> I strung netting across my pond and had no more problem.
>
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Subject: Great blue heron eating Koi question
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 21:34 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I strung netting across my pond and had no more problem.

Susanne Shrader
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Subject: Atlasing Tips
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 21:26 pm
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I would add one tip (specific to a group of birds) to Chris Elphick™s excellent list of suggestions for confirming breeding these days for the Connecticut Bird Atlas.

(See Chris™s Atlas Blog http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/in...
and his ctbirds posts of June 20 & 21.)

Wood-warblers are foraging for food now to feed their nestlings or recently fledged offspring, and they use chip calls to communicate with each other and with the young. In wooded areas, listen for characteristic chip calls by Ovenbirds, Black-and-white Warblers, and Worm-eating Warblers, and do the same in low, wet areas for Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, and the waterthrushes. The same can be said for other species of warblers that breed in our region. We are hearing one or both parents giving these chip calls as they move through their preferred habitats, and the chips come fairly steadily over extended periods of time. If you can locate adults by zeroing in on their chip calls as the adults move around foraging, you increase the chances of seeing them carrying food - hence confirming breeding. The chips vary in tone, sharpness, and loudness from species to species, and with practice you often can identify the species of warbler before seeing it. All this depends on slowing down your birding, often standing still for two or five or ten minutes.

Steve Broker
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Subject: Durham Meadows/Coginchaug River Marsh Birds
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 20:42 pm
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Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Durham Meadows/Coginchaug River off Route 147, Durham ”
American Bittern (1), Least Bittern (2, audio taped), Virginia Rail (2), Sora (1), and confirmation of breeding for Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, and Marsh Wren (Atlas Block 82A Durham).
My initial eBird post incorrectly listed these observations for June 20. The canoe trip was today.

Steve Broker
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Subject: 3 State St Hamden Eagle Chicks Ready to Fly
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 19:53 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi All. The 3 State Street Hamden Eagle Chicks look in Robust Good Health
and are getting ready to Fly. I continue to estimate around the 1st to the
4th of July for the fledging date. I was there tonight (Sat 6/22/19) for
about 2 hours ending around 8:15 PM. When I arrived, 2 chicks were on the
big North nest branch, the third was on the rim of the nest on the South
side. All were flapping at one time or another - note: always one at a time.
About 6:45 PM, Daddy bird showed up with a half-eaten fish which the kids
made short work of. About 7:35 PM, Mom showed up with a shad that had to be
15" long and still alive. She dropped it in the nest and flew off. The kids
ate it with good nest table manners. After everyone had their fill, there
appeared to be some left. It is my opinion that these are some of the best
parents in the State of CT. They check all the boxes: Good Nest Location,
Good Nest Construction, Good Providers, Good Defenders, Good Nurtures etc.
etc. This is apparently why they are so successful. Come down and visit. The
new nest is very easy to see from the Proto Tire parking lot. I'm there from
6 to 8 PM weekends (In good weather) and, occasionally, on week nights too.
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Subject: Common Loon at Ashford Lake
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 17:08 pm
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Common Loon seen on the north side of Ashford Lake at 6pm. Will post photos in eBird later.
Steve Morytko

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Subject: Colebrook Indigo Bunting
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 14:37 pm
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As a thunderstorm is rolling into Colebrook a Male Indigo Bunting is
perched on top of my barn's lightning rods singing his heart out.
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Subject: Great blue heron
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 14:20 pm
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Having had a koi pond for many years, and having been visited by egrets,
osprey, raccoons and more, I can say that I never lost a fish to a
predator, first be sure the water is deep enough,at least a few feet so
the fish have a chance to go below the predators range. I used strawberry
pots on the bottom so they have hideouts, plants are big! pickeral rush for
one (pontideria cordata) makes great hiding spots, looks beautiful and
makes for a healthy pond, plus small birds will use the branches and leaves
for drinking and bathing from, use as many plants as you can, they also
keep the hot sun from shining directly on the water which can make
for.lethal water temps. If the.pond is in a wide open area, big birds will
have no issue flying in and picking off fish, so covering or surrounding
the pond be it trees fencing or whatever will hinder them flying into a now
smaller, tight space. Fake coyotes, foxes... are useless, think of all the
moving head horned owls that were put up on cell towers to keep ospreys
from nesting, those owls don't work on boats either, the birds will just
sit on the owls head and poop away or eat a fish.The last thing is that
fish get use to people hand feeding them and if trained will come right up
a eat out of you hand, I'm not so sure they know the difference between a
human silhouette to a herons. By the time they learn it probably to late.
Larry Flynn Mystic Ct

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> We also have a small pond that has been visited by a great blue it was
> suggested to me that putting an upside down milk crate in pond gives place
> for fish to hide from bird I have a large rock on it to keep it submerged
> it has worked well
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Subject: Great blue heron
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 13:11 pm
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We also have a small pond that has been visited by a great blue it was suggested to me that putting an upside down milk crate in pond gives place for fish to hide from bird I have a large rock on it to keep it submerged it has worked well
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Subject: CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!!
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 9:29 am
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Wonderful news!

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 10:23 AM Christina Nieves via CTBirds <
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> Thank you to all the CT birders who responded to my SOS. The rescue was a
> success! A beautiful Canadian Goose I call him "Big Daddy" the leader of a
> flock of 2 families that come to my lawn every day had a large 5" fishing
> lure caught in his foot this morning. He swam away before I could get to
> him and got his foot snagged on an underwater branch. I called the DEEP
> Emergency number provided to me and they sent a game warden: Officer Heath
> who paddled out on my kayak and somehow (by grace) was able to get him to
> shore and remove the lure.
> A sad reminder that we need to protect our land and water for the
> beautiful creatures we share space with. But I suspect I am preaching to
> the choir with this group! Thank you all again.
> Sincerely,
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Subject: CTBirds injured goose Update Rescue Success!!
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 9:23 am
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Thank you to all the CT birders who responded to my SOS. The rescue was a success! A beautiful Canadian Goose I call him "Big Daddy" the leader of a flock of 2 families that come to my lawn every day had a large 5" fishing lure caught in his foot this morning. He swam away before I could get to him and got his foot snagged on an underwater branch. I called the DEEP Emergency number provided to me and they sent a game warden: Officer Heath who paddled out on my kayak and somehow (by grace) was able to get him to shore and remove the lure.
A sad reminder that we need to protect our land and water for the beautiful creatures we share space with. But I suspect I am preaching to the choir with this group! Thank you all again.
Sincerely,
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Subject: CTBirds injured goose
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 8:34 am
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Hi, Christina!
There's a list of CT rehabbers for ducks and geese here:
https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/vi...


Poor guy! Good luck!

:-)

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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds injured goose
From: Christina Nieves via CTBirds
Date: Sat, June 22, 2019 7:54 am
To: "ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org"

Any recommendations on who to contact to help an injured Canadian goose?

I have had 2 beautiful families that come to my yard 2-3 times a day,
I've watched their babies growing and observe their behavior daily for
months now and so it is tremendously sad (and angering) to see the big
leader has a fishing lure caught through its foot. He is not making his
beautiful honking sound and obviously distressed, although is walking
and swimming in the water.

If anyone knows who I might contact to help please let me know.
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Subject: CTBirds injured goose
Date: Sat Jun 22 2019 6:54 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Any recommendations on who to contact to help an injured Canadian goose?

I have had 2 beautiful families that come to my yard 2-3 times a day, I've watched their babies growing and observe their behavior daily for months now and so it is tremendously sad (and angering) to see the big leader has a fishing lure caught through its foot. He is not making his beautiful honking sound and obviously distressed, although is walking and swimming in the water.

If anyone knows who I might contact to help please let me know.
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Subject: Great blue heron question.
Date: Fri Jun 21 2019 14:17 pm
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Try a different decoy -- a coyote or fox, or maybe an eagle.

> On June 21, 2019 at 3:13 PM "Danforth, Mark E (Mark) via CTBirds" wrote:
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> I have a friend with a small Koi pond that a heron has been pilfering. They tried a heron decoy, but the problem heron swoops in and knocks it over. Interesting behavior. Anyone have success with another effective method to deter further predation of Koi? Pond is small, 12™x8™. Nets not desirable.
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Subject: Great blue heron question.
Date: Fri Jun 21 2019 14:14 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
I have a friend with a small Koi pond that a heron has been pilfering. They tried a heron decoy, but the problem heron swoops in and knocks it over. Interesting behavior. Anyone have success with another effective method to deter further predation of Koi? Pond is small, 12™x8™. Nets not desirable.
Mark Danforth, Tolland

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Subject: cuckoos (again)
Date: Fri Jun 21 2019 8:24 am
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One other thing. Will, based on your description, I would report the cuckoo you saw to the atlas using the breeding code H for a bird in suitable breeding habitat.
And more generally, everyone should be aware that cuckoos frequently fly around with food that they will then consume themselves. So, the CF (carrying food for young) breeding code should not be used for cuckoos. More on this issue on a blog post from last year: http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/in...
Other birds that you should not use CF for are crows, ravens, jays, hawks, falcons, osprey, terns, kingfisher, etc. Again, the reason is that these birds commonly carry food some distance for reasons that have nothing to do with breeding. The CF code is specifically for cases when a bird is carrying food to its young. If you accidentally use the code for one of these species, though do not worry - but be aware that we will change it in the atlas database and the species will remain unconfirmed in the block.

Thanks,
Chris

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Subject: cuckoos
Date: Fri Jun 21 2019 8:16 am
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Will, Greg, and anyone else who is interested,

I just posted some thoughts on cuckoos, along with atlas data so far, on the atlas blog:
http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/in...
(As always, be aware that all maps are preliminary and that we're still sorting through the process of pulling data into the atlas database, especially when submitted via the paper form, but also some eBird data.)
Chris



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Subject: confirming breeding for the atlas
Date: Thu Jun 20 2019 20:01 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Many thanks to Jack Swatt and Dave Provencher for their great posts about the atlas this week. It's really helpful when people share tips on how to add or confirm breeding species and add to the growing atlas database.

Jack's comments about woodpeckers are spot on - now is a great time to confirm breeding simply by walking through the woods and listening for young clamoring in their nests.
Along similar lines, I put together a blog post with tips on how to move species into the confirmed breeding category - a major goal, especially for blocks that already have a lot of species detected. The post is here:http://ctbirdatlas.org/blog/in...
Chris

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Subject: Colebrook Bobolinks
Date: Thu Jun 20 2019 19:22 pm
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Paul Desjardins
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Phone: (860) 623-3696


William, thank you so much for caring enough about the Bobolinks to delay haying. There used to be a breeding colony at my patch at stn 43 South Windsor until the land owner converted the field into a corn field.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Colebrook Bobolinks
Date: Thu Jun 20 2019 17:39 pm
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Came home this evening and found 2 males and one female Bobolink in my
Hayfield... guess the field wont get hayed until later in the season.

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Subject: Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
Date: Thu Jun 20 2019 16:44 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Good questions by Will, and appropriate given the CT Bird Atlas currently
under way. It's always good to bear in mind that the presence of a bird of
a species known to breed in given area does not guarantee that the
individual is actually breeding. The Atlas offers a long list of criteria
and circumstances that help participants determine if breeding is
confirmed, probable or possible. It's well known there are excess males of
many species ready to take over a territory that comes open for any number
of reasons.

Regarding cuckoos specifically, they're species known for uneven
distribution from year to year, primarily because they depend on a food
source subject to periodic outbreaks (large hair caterpillars such as Tent
Caterpillars and Gypsy Moths).

Chris Elphick may have some comments regarding cuckoos and the ongoing
Atlas.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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> Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich ” while birding earlier this afternoon, one
> of the first birds I observed was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo foraging on
> insects and caterpillars in the trees of the parking lot. An especially
> interesting sighting of this uncommon CT breeder as we are well into the
> nesting season... as far as I understand, this species usually breeds in
> more inland locations with mature, diverse forest. Perhaps this bird was
> foraging far from its nesting sight? Any theories/history on the breeding
> of Yellow-billed Cuckoos in coastal or wider CT are welcome. Last I
> checked, the bird was not there, though it covered a wide area while
> foraging.
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Subject: Greenwich Point YB Cuckoo
Date: Thu Jun 20 2019 15:53 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich ” while birding earlier this afternoon, one
of the first birds I observed was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo foraging on
insects and caterpillars in the trees of the parking lot. An especially
interesting sighting of this uncommon CT breeder as we are well into the
nesting season... as far as I understand, this species usually breeds in
more inland locations with mature, diverse forest. Perhaps this bird was
foraging far from its nesting sight? Any theories/history on the breeding
of Yellow-billed Cuckoos in coastal or wider CT are welcome. Last I
checked, the bird was not there, though it covered a wide area while
foraging.

Will Schenck
Connecticut Young Birders™ Club
Greenwich
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Subject: Nocturnal Feeding Skimmers
Date: Wed Jun 19 2019 22:26 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
11:20pm

Two Black Skimmers feeding under marina parking lot lights by Veterans Park in East Norwalk.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: Bridled Tern Oyster Bay, NY Sighing
Date: Wed Jun 19 2019 21:00 pm
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According to an acquaintance of mine in Oyster Bay in Long Island, Tim Murphy has apparently seen the bird today.

Capt. Ian Devlin
East Norwalk, CT.

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Subject: South Windsor bird needing rescue
Date: Wed Jun 19 2019 18:45 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Hi, David!
This link has a list of small bird rehabbers in CT:
https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/vi...


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Subject: [CT Birds] South Windsor bird needing rescue
From: David Funke via CTBirds
Date: Wed, June 19, 2019 12:45 pm
To: CTBirds

Is anyone able to assist in a rescue of a hatchling that has fallen out
of
a nest? My buddy sent me a picture.. No feathers at all on this bird and
he can not find the nest. I am unable to get out of work to go and help.
If anyone can assist, and also advise what he should do with it in the
meantime so I can let him know, that would be great.

Thank you,
David Funke
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Subject: Breeding Broad-winged Hawks
Date: Wed Jun 19 2019 18:21 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
After 2 full months of complete silence following their April arrival, I had 2 Broad-winged Hawks flying overhead this afternoon, one of which was calling. I was concerned that they may have abandoned their traditional nest site after the construction last summer of a new house 2 doors down, very close to their nest. Relieved to see that they are still here. Without binocs, I could not tell if one was a juvenile. Still no sign of young of the nearby-nesting Red-shouldered Hawks. Had a juvenile Great Crested Flycatcher at my suet a few days ago. Pine Warblers have started singing once again. And so, another spring has flown away.

Rob Mirer
Moodus
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Subject: CACC
Date: Wed Jun 19 2019 13:19 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
6/19  Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center,  10am-1PM, low tide,
rising, overcast, 70F.
The Purple martin colony was busy (about 14) this morning, with a chick's
head poking out to be fed around 9:55am.
Our ospreys have 3 chicks now. Most of the morning, the female was on the
nest and the male on his perch, with the chicks either sleeping or
preening. An occasional stray osprey flew over, which caused a lot of
calling from our pair.
On the marsh: 1 Snowy Egret, 4 Great egrets, 1 American Black duck, 27
Mute swans, 2 D.C. Cormorants.
On the grounds and feeders: 2 Song sparrows, 1 singing Yellow warbler, 4
House finches (2 juveniles), 4 Robins, 6 Common Grackles, 2 Mourning Doves,
1 Red winged Blackbird, 1 Carolina Wren, 1 House wren, 1 Mockingbird, 1
Blue Jay, 1 Cardinal, House sparrows.
One very large, rotund woodchuck, 1 rabbit and a squirrel at the "squirrel
proof " bird feeder.
Bev Propen, Orange
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Subject: South Windsor bird needing rescue
Date: Wed Jun 19 2019 11:46 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Is anyone able to assist in a rescue of a hatchling that has fallen out of
a nest? My buddy sent me a picture.. No feathers at all on this bird and
he can not find the nest. I am unable to get out of work to go and help.
If anyone can assist, and also advise what he should do with it in the
meantime so I can let him know, that would be great.

Thank you,
David Funke
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Subject: wood thrush
Date: Tue Jun 18 2019 16:27 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Mid afternoon today, we were excited to hear a beautiful wood thrush, announcing it's return to Deer Lake Camp in Killingworth.
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Subject: Colebrook Field
Date: Tue Jun 18 2019 10:18 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Walked outside this am and saw a Male Bobolink singing in my hayfield
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Subject: Large brown bird with wide wings in field in Washington, CT
Date: Tue Jun 18 2019 8:53 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Going out yesterday afternoon to take my Mom on her afternoon short walk behind the house here I was surprised to see a large brown bird with large wide wings fly up from the field below the house. I just saw the bird briefly but was amazed at it's size and how wide it's wings appeared to be. I have no clue what it was as I only saw it for perhaps 30 seconds. Any ideas what it could have been? It was a lot bigger then a Wild Turkey. Perhaps a Sandhill Crane?

David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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Subject: Origin of banded glossy ibis at Grove Beach, Westbrook
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 20:29 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
A few days back I reported a banded glossy ibis seen in Westbrook to www.reportband.gov http://www.report . This is the update via USGS I received on the bird, in case you have an interest in the origins of one of our glossy ibis.


Thank you so much, for reporting the banded Glossy Ibis. This bird was banded on 17 June 2010, as a pre-fledged young on Canarsie Pol, Jamaica Bay. We are banding long-legged wading birds as part of a larger, long-term study of urban wildlife ecology. Unfortunately, that colony stopped nesting on that island a couple of years ago. I wonder where the bird is nesting. This is really priceless information. We are all very excited about your report.
Keep on looking.
Susan and team
Director of Conservation and Science
New York City Audubon


So this is another plug to please report any banded birds to reportband.gov. The info and feedback are often great!
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Subject: A call to arms... well binoculars that is...
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 19:58 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
The breeding season of this the second year of the CT Bird Atlas project is
well underway. Many of you have spent a great deal of time collecting data
and submitting those to the project team. Your efforts are greatly
appreciated indeed. I am inspired and humbled by what I have seen you do.
There is much still that could be done however. Many blocks have received
little or even no data submitted. So why should we as birders make an
effort to rectify that? Because it matters. The greater our knowledge of
our natural world the stronger is our argument for preserving as much of it
as we can. As I write this, I can hear the "whit-whit-whit" of a Wood
Thrush through my window. I want to always hear bird song in our forests,
and I want my children to be able to hear that as well, for as long as they
live. Do you not want the same? I know the recent news of our natural world
is alarming and even at times dire. All the more reason to do what we can.
I have told my children the worth of fighting a battle is not determined by
how easy or hard the battle is to win, or even if the battle can be won.
The worth of the fight is determined simply by what is the right and
honorable thing to do. I hope you feel the same as I do, and I know you
share my love of our birds and our planet.

Every piece of information helps. You do not have to spend three or four
hours in the field gathering observations of 40 or 50 species or more,
though of course that would be wonderful if you did. Even just reporting a
Bluebird nesting, or the nest of a Red-shouldered Hawk helps. I report many
incidental discoveries that occur in my daily activities, even sightings
out of my office windows. You can as well, it's not difficult. If you
haven't yet joined in the effort I hope you will soon, very soon. You can
find out more at http://ctbirdatlas.org/index.h... Every little bird helps!
Once again, to those who have already taken up binoculars for the cause,
you have our sincerest thanks and fullest appreciation. May our world's
future always be feathered!

Dave Provencher
Coordinator Southeast Region
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Subject: question
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 19:52 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Probably Coopers or Sharpie.

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 7:02 PM Beverly Propen via CTBirds <
ctbirds@lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> In the last couple of weeks, I have noticed body parts (mainly wings &
> legs) from small birds in my yard. One I believe was a downy and the
> latest set of wings , possibly house finch or chickadee.
> While I was gardening, I came across 2 wings and 2 fairly freshly removed
> bird legs (upper thigh was still bloody). No actual body or heads.
> So there is a predator in the neighborhood, possibly hawk....I wonder which
> predator would consume most of the meaty parts of the birds, leaving the
> wings and legs. I figure it is nesting season, so whatever it is , is
> probably providing some good meals for the young.
> Bev Propen, Orange
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