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14 Apr: @ 23:19:09  COA website maintenance [Steve Morytko]
14 Apr: @ 21:05:55  Iceland Gull [paulcashman26@gmail.com]
14 Apr: @ 20:53:52  For those looking, 75 ibises at Indian River, near gazebo. Too far to call with bins. M Komara [MICKY KOMARA]
14 Apr: @ 16:38:54  Windsor Locks [Paul Desjardins]
14 Apr: @ 15:24:53  American Kestrel [Charles Makarewich]
14 Apr: @ 15:19:44  Purple Martins [Charles Makarewich]
14 Apr: @ 14:03:12  Glossy Ibis - Bantam Lake [J Herkimer]
14 Apr: @ 14:02:12  Westport highlights [Tina Green]
14 Apr: @ 13:53:58  Purple finches [Linkoz]
14 Apr: @ 01:18:23  Glossy Ibis In Westbrook marsh [Jerilyn Duefrene]
14 Apr: @ 00:32:14  Babcock Pond WMA [Ernest Harris via CTBirds]
14 Apr: @ 00:28:07  COA Warbler Workshop coming April 25 [Cynthia Ehlinger]
13 Apr: @ 20:09:10  Louisiana Waterthrush in North West Park Windsor [Susanne Shrader]
13 Apr: @ 19:23:38  Rusty Blackbirds Litchfield [Gregory Hanisek]
13 Apr: @ 19:23:16  Lapland Longspurs [Stephen Spector]
13 Apr: @ 16:48:06  Yellow bellied sapsucker - stamford [Jim Voros]
13 Apr: @ 13:05:26  Bantam Lake -Glossy Ibis [John Marshall]
13 Apr: @ 12:15:02  Great Blue Herons - Old Lyme [David Carey]
13 Apr: @ 00:30:31  Sapsucker drumming...and the CT Bird Atlas [Chris Loscalzo]
12 Apr: @ 23:47:41  Need a second person, too [SARAH FAULKNER]
12 Apr: @ 23:20:24  Looking for a person [SARAH FAULKNER]
12 Apr: @ 18:47:47  Westport Glossy Ibis/ LBHeron [Tina Green]
12 Apr: @ 17:12:44  Stratford LAPLAND LONGSPURS (2) [Frank Mantlik]
12 Apr: @ 16:56:02  GLOSSY IBIS BANTAM LAKE [Nicolas Main]
12 Apr: @ 10:50:04  Westport RB Grosbeak [Tina Green]
12 Apr: @ 02:22:12  Eastern Towhee [SARAH FAULKNER]
11 Apr: @ 23:46:09  Bartlett Brook WMA [Ernest Harris via CTBirds]
11 Apr: @ 23:29:36  Waterthrush confusion [Chuck Imbergamo]
11 Apr: @ 22:28:42  Killingworth [Paul Desjardins]
11 Apr: @ 16:28:50  Hammo Savanna Sparrow [Chuck Imbergamo]
11 Apr: @ 15:08:28  Re: West haven [Mark Grogan]
11 Apr: @ 14:33:00  Garden cleanup and birds [zellene]
11 Apr: @ 14:13:02  West haven [Christina Cole]
11 Apr: @ 12:14:44  Birding by Ear [Tina Green]
11 Apr: @ 11:06:32  Semipalmated Plover [Thomas Kelly via CTBirds]
11 Apr: @ 01:09:22  Salem and Waterford [russ robbins]
10 Apr: @ 23:43:19  Norfolk - Ruffed Grouse [Steve Mayo]
10 Apr: @ 23:03:07  Goshen Grouse [Jim Dugan]
10 Apr: @ 18:08:31  Marsh Wren [paulcashman26@gmail.com]
10 Apr: @ 18:07:53  Granby - Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve [John Weeks]
10 Apr: @ 18:06:01  Kestrels at Sikorsky Airport, Stratford [James Leone via CTBirds]
10 Apr: @ 14:23:03  Chatfield Hollow Northern Waterthrush [Chuck Imbergamo]
09 Apr: @ 23:49:19  West Haven No Kamchatka [Annette Pasek]
09 Apr: @ 20:45:51  Seeking Mallard nests [MIN HUANG]
09 Apr: @ 17:45:02  Re: To Digest Subscribers [Kevin M Doyle]
09 Apr: @ 14:45:25  Norwalk River (Esplanade) Clean Up Saturday [Jo Fasciolo]
09 Apr: @ 14:30:25  To Digest Subscribers [Roy Harvey]
09 Apr: @ 13:27:54  Hummingbird migration [felixpdq]
09 Apr: @ 12:20:23  Madison Northern Parula [Chuck Imbergamo]
09 Apr: @ 12:19:26  Bonaparte's Gull - Nepaug Reservoir [David Lawton]





Subject: COA website maintenance
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 23:19 pm
From: smorytko AT gmail.com
 
The COA website will be offline for maintenance beginning at 11p tonight.
The interruption for the vast majority of Internet users will likely be for
10-20 minutes or less. Worst case it could be 4 hours which is why it's
scheduled for when there is reduced activity.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Steve Morytko - COA web team
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Subject: Iceland Gull
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 21:05 pm
From: paulcashman26 AT gmail.com
 
Iceland Gull at Ltong Beach second Betty at 8:45am. Stratford. Paul Cashman. Also 2 Coors at the Stratford Boat ramp and 2 adult yellow-t 1crowned Night Herons at Shore Road. Stratford aSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Subject: For those looking, 75 ibises at Indian River, near gazebo. Too far to call with bins. M Komara
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 20:53 pm
From: mkcommunications AT comcast.net
 
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Subject: Windsor Locks
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 16:38 pm
From: paul.desjardins2 AT gmail.com
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning there was a Red Breasted Nuthatch in my yard so I decided to visit Spring Park which is only three minutes away. It is a small park surrounded by development and maybe because of this birds seem to be driven there. Although I did not see any rarities there this morning never the less I came up with an interesting list as follows. Red Shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, audio Red Breasted Nuthatch, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, singing Hermit Thrush and four warbler species including a singing Louisiana Waterthrush among others. Sort of like the Central Park effect but on a smaller scale of course.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: American Kestrel
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 15:24 pm
From: cmakar1002 AT gmail.com
 
Adult male /female pair at the Lake Waramaug Country Club

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Subject: Purple Martins
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 15:19 pm
From: cmakar1002 AT gmail.com
 
FOY. 2 adult males at the established colony site at Lake Waramaug Country Club.



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Subject: Glossy Ibis - Bantam Lake
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 14:03 pm
From: jherkimer AT snet.net
 
04.15.21; ~1:00pm - Glossy Ibis x 3 still foraging at the edge of Morris Town Beach.
Kim HerkimerCornwall
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Subject: Westport highlights
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 14:02 pm
From: petermgreen AT hotmail.com
 
Westport- Compo Beach- 8 pairs of American Oystercatchers including the returning Compo Beach pair and others on Cockenoe Island and Saugatuck Shores.
550 Double-crested Cormorants- groups of about 50 flying east up high and out over the middle of Long Island Sound, about 30 staking out their nesting spot on Goose Island in Norwalk.
This is the first big push of cormorants I have seen so far this season.

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Purple finches
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 13:53 pm
From: linkoz AT cox.net
 
A single male and female purple finch in backyard early this morning.  First backyard   sighting in a few months.
Also continue to see 2-4 dark eyed juncos and 2 white throated sparrows daily.

Linda Kozloski
Suffield
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Subject: Glossy Ibis In Westbrook marsh
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 1:18 am
From: kaymad143 AT gmail.com
 
On my way home from work (in New Haven) I stopped at the Indian River
Cemetery in Clinton to see if the Glossy Ibis were there and they were not
there. So, I continued heading home home via route 1. As I got close to
the Westbrook "Causeway" I saw a bunch of them flying and so, of course, I
parked my car, ran across the street and was able to take some photos
(there were 26 of them). Definitely, a bright spot on the way home.

Jeri Duefrene
Niantic
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Subject: Babcock Pond WMA
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 0:32 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
4/13/21 Babcock Pond WMA, Colchester, Ct. c.3-4PM: Pine Warblers (6), Tree Swallow, Green-winged Teal (pr); 30# snapping turtle:)  Ernie and Millie Harris
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Subject: COA Warbler Workshop coming April 25
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 0:28 am
From: cynthia.ehlinger AT gmail.com
 
It’s Warbler Time!
COA Zoom Workshop
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7PM
FREE

Get ready for the waves of warblers that hit Connecticut in May with this
online CT Ornithological Association Warbler Workshop presented by Chris
Wood.
Tips on when and where to look for warblers in Connecticut during Spring
migration, and how to narrow the identification challenges, will be
illustrated and explained.
Chris has birded Connecticut for over 45 years and has photographed 34 of
the 38 warbler species known to have occurred in Connecticut, as well as
several more species in Arizona and Central America. Wood Warblers (family
Parulidae) are one of North American birders’ favorite bird families,
displaying a fascinating variety of plumages, songs, behaviors, and
character.
Join us for this entertaining and informative Workshop and be ready for the
May migration.
Register in advance for this online event here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

You do not need to be a COA member to participate, but we'd love it if you
were! See the Join Us page at ctbirding.org
to learn more.


Cynthia S. Ehlinger
cynthia.ehlinger@gmail.com
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Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush in North West Park Windsor
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 20:09 pm
From: birdgirrl AT comcast.net
 
Louisiana Waterthrush in North West Park Windsor

Susanne Shrader
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Subject: Rusty Blackbirds Litchfield
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 19:23 pm
From: ctgregh AT gmail.com
 
This morning at Little Pond, part of the White Memorial property in
Litchfield, Rusty Blackbirds, were very conspicuous, both active and noisy.
I had nearly 20. Many were singing their distinctive gurgly song. They're
much more "blackbird" like at this time of year, with adult males lacking
the eponymous rusty feathers of their non-breeding dress.




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Subject: Lapland Longspurs
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 19:23 pm
From: charsjs AT sbcglobal.net
 
From Steve & Charla Spector Stratford airport Lapland Longspurs continuing 3:24
pm

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Subject: Yellow bellied sapsucker - stamford
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 16:48 pm
From: voros AT sbcglobal.net
 
Backyard last night. Good looks even though it was a little rainy.
Also GB Heron, Phoebe, carolina wren
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Subject: Bantam Lake -Glossy Ibis
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 13:05 pm
From: johnmarshall47 AT gmail.com
 
The 3 Glossy Ibis found yesterday by Nic Main at Bantam Lake visible from
Litchfield Town Beach on the shoreline just past the rocks on the shore
visible to the left of the boat launch at present again this morning at
9:00 A M. --
John Marshall

Watertown
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Subject: Great Blue Herons - Old Lyme
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 12:15 pm
From: careydavid AT sbcglobal.net
 
Usually see one or two but, Interesting to see 5 flying north over I95 this morning.  Spaced out over a mile and a half or so.  Two of them were carrying nesting material (sticks).  Maybe heading to their henory somewhere north of the highway?



Captain Dave
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Subject: Sapsucker drumming...and the CT Bird Atlas
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 0:30 am
From: closcalz AT optonline.net
 
For the past two weeks, a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has been drumming in our local neighborhood (it’s very clever of this species to have evolved the variable tapping pattern that distinguishes it so clearly from other woodpeckers).  We haven’t recorded this species in our local atlas block as yet, so I checked to see what the safe dates are for this species.   The safe date range for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker begins on May 20th, so this bird will have to stick around for a while in order to be counted in this block for the atlas.  It may merely be a wintering bird doing some practicing of its territorial drumming before it goes north to its breeding grounds, analogous to the White-throated Sparrows doing their rehearsal singing in our area before they go north to breed.  All of us doing atlas work should pay attention to the safe dates for any species we report, especially if the breeding code is only possible or probable breeder.  More often than not, the species is just passing through or a winter visitor gearing up for the breeding season on its wintering grounds.  The overwintering sea ducks in the sound having been engaged in courtship behavior for months.  If our Sapsucker does stick around to breed in our block, we will happily report it and give further evidence for the southward expansion of the breeding range of this species in CT over the past several decades.

Chris Loscalzo,
Woodbridge

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Subject: Need a second person, too
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 23:47 pm
From: sffaulkner AT comcast.net
 
Hi again,

I need a second name, too, for mailing out the Hartford Big January of Birds Challenge certificates. Since we recently decided to hold our annual meeting virtually, we can't hand out the certificates in person, so off I go to the Post Office.

I'm hoping to get some help from the birding community - I don't have a mailing address for Joseph Wojtanowski or Tom Marsan-Ryan. Tom or Joseph, are you out there? or does anyone have a mailing address for them?

Please reply only to me.

thank you!

Sarah Faulkner
President, Hartford Audubon
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Subject: Looking for a person
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 23:20 pm
From: sffaulkner AT comcast.net
 
Hi all,

I'm in the process of mailing out the Hartford Big January of Birds Challenge certificates -- and there are a LOT of them this year! Since we recently decided to hold our annual meeting virtually, we can't hand out the certificates in person, so off I go to the Post Office.

I'm hoping to get some help from the birding community - I don't have a mailing address for Joseph Wojtanowski. Joseph, are you out there? or does anyone have a mailing address for him?

Please reply only to me.

thank you!

Sarah Faulkner
President, Hartford Audubon
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Subject: Westport Glossy Ibis/ LBHeron
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 18:47 pm
From: petermgreen AT hotmail.com
 
Westport- Sherwood Island SP- 12 Glossy Ibis on east end of model airplane field

Richard Drive Pond- Little Blue Heron

Cockenoe Island- 30 + Egrets roosting in the rookery this morning

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Stratford LAPLAND LONGSPURS (2)
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 17:12 pm
From: mantlik AT sbcglobal.net
 
4/12, 1:00 - Sikorsky Airport - 2 Lapland Longspur ( 1 in near breeding plumage) at Sikorsky Airport now atop fence at small observers lot. (Where the PAC Golden Plover was). Very late. Photos.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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Subject: GLOSSY IBIS BANTAM LAKE
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 16:56 pm
From: nicolasmain58 AT gmail.com
 
Currently seeing 3 Glossy Ibis feeding at Litchfield Town Beach on bantam
lake. Feeding on waters edge by first set of rocks.

Nicolas Main
Litchfield, CT
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Subject: Westport RB Grosbeak
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 10:50 am
From: petermgreen AT hotmail.com
 
Westport- Greeted now as I stepped out the door to a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeders “chinking” away!

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Eastern Towhee
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 2:22 am
From: sffaulkner AT comcast.net
 
Handsome Eastern towhee in the yard today.  Skittish so I could not get a photo.  The Coop didn't get it though -- maybe being skittish is good!

Sarah Faulkner
Collinsville
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Subject: Bartlett Brook WMA
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 23:46 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
Bartlett Brook WMA, Lebanon-3-4PM: Field Sparrows, Tree Swallows, Louisiana Waterthrush. Ernie
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Subject: Waterthrush confusion
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 23:29 pm
From: imbercj AT comcast.net
 
I incorrectly reported a Northern Waterthrush from Chatfield Hollow yesterday – I made recordings of the song and after review by Greg H. it turned out to be a Louisiana Waterthrush.

I heard the same bird in the same location again this morning and it is probably the same bird that Paul Desjardins mentioned in his report.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison

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Subject: Killingworth
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 22:28 pm
From: paul.desjardins2 AT gmail.com
 
Paul Desjardins
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com
Phone: (860) 623-3696


This morning seen at Chatfield Hollow State Park Louisiana Waterthrush and Rusty Blackbird.

Paul Desjardins
Windsor Locks

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Subject: Hammo Savanna Sparrow
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 16:28 pm
From: imbercj AT comcast.net
 
Hammonasset State Park didn’t have many new migrants this morning, but I did find a Savanna Sparrow in the northwest corner of the nature center lot.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Subject: Re: West haven
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 15:08 pm
From: mgrogan AT gmail.com
 
After a lengthy search yesterday of Bradley Point and adjacent beaches, we
did not see the Mew or California but did see two Icelands. Another birder
had a Glaucous.

Mark Grogan
Woodbridge

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 10:12 AM Christina Cole
wrote:

> Having to go to west haven today. Any updates on the gulls in that area?
>
> Christina Cole
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Subject: Garden cleanup and birds
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 14:33 pm
From: zellene AT earthlink.net
 
You can help save insects and bees that winter over in lawns and gardens by not mowing or cleaning up the garden too soon. Our native bees are mostly solitary and nest underground. Mowing too soon can destroy them. Some chrysalises remain on standing garden stems until it warms enough for them to emerge. Please see the following from the Xerces Society. This organization advocates for invertebrates...there is much great info on the site. The insects you protect today are the bird food of tomorrow.

https://xerces.org/blog/dont-s...

Zellene Sandler
Bloomfield
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Subject: West haven
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 14:13 pm
From: gooutsidect AT gmail.com
 
Having to go to west haven today. Any updates on the gulls in that area?

Christina Cole
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Subject: Birding by Ear
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 12:14 pm
From: petermgreen AT hotmail.com
 
Don’t let the fog stop you from birding.It’s a great morning to get out and sharpen your birding by ear skills!

Tina Green
Westport
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Subject: Semipalmated Plover
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 11:06 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
FOY Semipalmated Plover yesterday at Hammonasset SP Madison.  Tom Kelly Guilford
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Subject: Salem and Waterford
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 1:09 am
From: rdrdr821 AT gmail.com
 
Red headed woodpecker, ring necked ducks,  roosting great blue and black
crowned night herons, chickadees and tree swallows at the pond on 251 old
new London road Salem ct.

Brant and long tailed duck ducks highlights of harkness state park.

Definitely worth the drive!

Russell Robbins, Valerie Rosenson, Steve & Adrienne Reedy
Wilton CT
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Subject: Norfolk - Ruffed Grouse
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 23:43 pm
From: scmayo999 AT gmail.com
 
Ruffed Grouse drumming this morning in early successional habitat on Canaan
Mountain and Chattleton Roads.

Steve Mayo
Bethany
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Subject: Goshen Grouse
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 23:03 pm
From: jim AT duganworks.com
 
4/10/21 - Goshen, Croft Preserve - 2 RUFFED GROUSE drumming 7am (west side of road), singing Louisiana Waterthrush and all our woodpeckers except Red-bellied (and should I now be adding Red-headed to “our woodpeckers”???). With no rain or snow in awhile, vernal pools were so slim that if a moose stopped to drink, they’d be dry.

Jim Dugan
Jackie Eaton
New Milford
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Subject: Marsh Wren
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 18:08 pm
From: paulcashman26 AT gmail.com
 
Marsh Wren at Hammonassett State Park at 9:00am. Madison.    Paul Cashman. Near bird blind at Nature Center. No Ibis in the park. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device
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Subject: Granby - Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 18:07 pm
From: aerie.john AT cox.net
 
First-of-the-year Virginia Rails (2) and Louisiana Waterthrush, with season-high 34 other species.  Plus an adult otter accompanied by a yearling.  For full eBird report, go to < https://ebird.org/checklist/S8... >.

John Weeks
Chris Chinni
North Granby







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Subject: Kestrels at Sikorsky Airport, Stratford
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 18:06 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org
 
There are 3 American Kestrels hovering and flying around over the large field to the left of the entrance when you pull in.

Also of interest in the area - several male and female Boat-tailed Grackles as well as two Clapper Rails in the marsh adjacent to the warehouse pond.

James Leone & Aidan Kiley
Darien and Fairfield
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Subject: Chatfield Hollow Northern Waterthrush
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 14:23 pm
From: imbercj AT comcast.net
 
Quiet morning at Chatfield Hollow in Madison, but the Chipping Sparrows were everywhere and quite vocal, compared to only one observed the other day.

Also found a Phoebe pair with one bird carrying nesting material and a Northern Waterthrush singing on the east side of the park.

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Subject: West Haven No Kamchatka
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 23:49 pm
From: apasek AT cox.net
 
At Se Bluff Beach and Bradley Point Park.  Spent an hour or two around noon today looking for the Mew and did not see it.

Annette Pasek
Glastonbury
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Subject: Seeking Mallard nests
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 20:45 pm
From: mhuang AT snet.net
 
Hi Everyone,

Hope this finds you well and enjoying this great weather. Spring certainly is here it would seem. The Wildlife Division is beginning a large scale project to assess nesting success, nest habitat selection, and brood movement in mallard ducks. Mallards are very adaptable, much more so than our native puddle duck, the iconic black duck. Our landscape has changed in the past 30 years with much more development and wetland loss. At the same time the suite of medium sized mammals has increased. This study will allow us to assess how mallards have adapted to these changes and how their productivity has been affected. We know that the breeding range of black ducks in our state has shrunk in response to a changing landscape, but mallards seem to be adjusting, but we aren’t really sure. Breeding mallards across the Northeast have been declining for over 20 years, in our state they are stable.

We are looking for assistance in finding nests. Mallard nests in many different places, and we are trying to stratify our study to cover all nesting possibilities. If you have mallards nesting on your property, or find an active nest, please contact the Migratory Bird Program, min.huang@ct.gov. We will monitor and then capture and telemeter the hen.

Thanks!!

Min Huang
Columbia
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Subject: Re: To Digest Subscribers
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 17:45 pm
From: kevindoyle1969 AT charter.net
 
Hi Roy,

Kevin Doyle here. I'm having trouble posting can you please let the list know that the male osprey at Arthur St. arrived late yesterday per gossip from the local fisherman.  He made multiple trips with sticks, defended several rouge ospreys and sat preening away. Hopefully the female can't be that far behind.

Thanks

Kevindoyle1969@charter.net
Kevin M Doyle
New Milford

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On Apr 9, 2021, 10:29 AM, at 10:29 AM, Roy Harvey wrote:
>When you reply to a DIGEST message you MUST remove the body of the
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>We have many subscribers to the list who have recently switched to
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>Digest .  It happens when you REPLY to a DIGEST message.
>When you REPLY to a DIGEST message, by default a copy of the Digest
>message is included in yours.  But a Digest can easily include seven to
>ten messages.  We really don't need those repeated to everyone,
>ESPECIALLY to those subscribed to DIGEST mode who would get the entire
>Digest AGAIN in the NEXT Digest.
>This could get out of hand VERY quickly, with huge Digest messages full
>of copies of old Digests.
>We stop that by having a size limit that causes such messages to be
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>gets sent to you, and (d) you have to send it again.  Which is no fun
>for anyone.
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>
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Subject: Norwalk River (Esplanade) Clean Up Saturday
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 14:45 pm
From: jo_fasciolo AT msn.com
 
I thought I would share this with the group since so many have become aware of this location due to the warblers that have wintered over!  Adam and I will be there and have done it in the past. We have found it to be a good cause with good people! Note it is hosted by ORCA, Keep Norwalk Beautiful, Cleaner CT Coalition, Skip the Plastic Norwalk, and NRWA. Here is the information:

Norwalk River Esplanade River Cleanup Tomorrow
Volunteers needed

April 10, 10AM-1PM
1 Moody's Lane, Norwalk

Join us at the Norwalk River Rowing Docks and help clean up the bend in the river along the Harbor Loop.

Wear masks, waterproof shoes, long pants, work gloves, and bring a reusable water bottle.

We will meet rain or shine unless there are thunderstorms--then we will meet April 11.

Questions? info@norwalkriver.org

Jo Fasciolo
Norwalk

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Subject: To Digest Subscribers
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 14:30 pm
From: rmharvey AT snet.net
 
When you reply to a DIGEST message you MUST remove the body of the digest from the message you send!

We have many subscribers to the list who have recently switched to Digest mode. There is a gotcha waiting to catch subscribers who get the Digest .  It happens when you REPLY to a DIGEST message.
When you REPLY to a DIGEST message, by default a copy of the Digest message is included in yours.  But a Digest can easily include seven to ten messages.  We really don't need those repeated to everyone, ESPECIALLY to those subscribed to DIGEST mode who would get the entire Digest AGAIN in the NEXT Digest.
This could get out of hand VERY quickly, with huge Digest messages full of copies of old Digests.
We stop that by having a size limit that causes such messages to be held.  This means (a) a moderator has to review it, (b) the moderator has to reject it, (c) the moderator has to write and explanation that gets sent to you, and (d) you have to send it again.  Which is no fun for anyone.
PLEASE trim any REPLY you make to a DIGEST message.
Thanks!

Roy Harvey
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Subject: Hummingbird migration
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 13:27 pm
From: felixpdq AT gmail.com
 
To Paul and others,



You can check out the progress of hummingbird migration on
hummingbirdcentral.com. As of this morning none shown for CT but several at
the same latitude. Tax Day was always the traditional time to put out
feeders, but I'm putting mine out today.



Dorothy Wadlow

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Subject: Madison Northern Parula
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 12:20 pm
From: imbercj AT comcast.net
 
Just heard at my place about a mile north of Hammonasset State Park in Madison - one Northern Parula!

Chuck Imbergamo
Madison
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Subject: Bonaparte's Gull - Nepaug Reservoir
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 12:19 pm
From: lawtonesq AT gmail.com
 
Small, pigeon-like gull sitting high on the water and then turn-like in
flight with distinct white primary patches. Head not fully black yet. Flew
to far southern side of the reservoir and then upward and north.

David Lawton
Avon
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