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17 Apr 04/17/2014 Swallow-tailed Kite, Yellow-throated Warbler [Roy Harvey ]
16 Apr 04/16/2014 SWALLOW-TAILED KITE [Roy Harvey ]
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01 Feb 01/31/2014 MEW GULL [Roy Harvey ]
30 Jan 01/30/2014 MEW GULL [Roy Harvey ]
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Subject: 04/17/2014 Swallow-tailed Kite, Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:43:41 -0400
 From Stuart Johnson:
04/17/14 - New Haven -- At noon today, a swallow-tailed kite flew by
my office window headed toward West Rock.  Office at the corner of
Church and Eln, on the 18th floor.  The bird appeared to be sort of
meandering west toward West Rock, but with the easterly component to
the wind, was actually out of sight, even with binoculars, fairly
soon. 

 From Frank Gallo:
04/17/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- male Yellow-throated Warbler
Thursday morning, feeding in a vine tangle (with a Blue-gray
gnatcatcher about 10 yards to the west of the north parking lot on the
right. The lot is off Naugatuck Ave. Park and walk west (right) from
the lot. The bird was on the right in the dense vine tangles near the
road. The tangles can be seen from the road, as well. It appeared to
be a white-lored bird with a large bill.
NOTE: Many birders searched the area, it was not relocated.

 From Nina Dolan:
04/17/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- Male Red-headed Woodpecker
near Sections, 2, 9 & 10.

 From Debbie McTigue with Steph and Duncan Stewart:
04/17/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- Red-headed Woodpecker seen
around 2:45 around sections 2, 9 and 10.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/17/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
continues in reported area as does a BROWN THRASHER.

 From Jonah Cohen:
04/17/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- ~5:45-6:15; Red-headed
Woodpecker at the intersection of sections 2, 9 + 10. Excellent looks
at him, and he was still there when I left. A Brown Thrasher was also
in the same area, seen quite close at one point when he was noisily
foraging under the bushes (and, at one point, landing high in a tree
and letting out a loud call for 5 minutes without pausing for breath).

 From Randall Sabia:
04/17/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- Red-headed Woodpecker as
indicated in the posting, spending most of its time on the ground. Per
another birder here, this bird has been very reliable at the spot for
the last three weeks.

 From Tina Green:
04/17/14 - Litchfield, Cemetery Pond -- American Bittern spotted at
edge of cattails and phragmites while scanning for ducks.  Pair of
Blue-winged Teal.

 From Marty Moore:
04/17/14 - Wallingford -- Glossy Ibis in the farm pond on the left
(North) side of Whirlwind Hill Road as you approach Pistapaug Pond.

 From Robert Dixon:
04/17/14 - Sterling yard -- at the feeders this morning, PURPLE FINCH
(1m) and BROWN THRASHER.

 From Roy Harvey:
04/17/14 - Oxford/Monroe, Housatonic River, Stevenson Dam -- just one
Cliff Swallow identified.


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Subject: 04/16/2014 SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:31:58 -0400
 From Jim Zipp and Ryan Zipp:
04/16/14 - Guilford -- This afternoon about 4PM my son Ryan and I had
a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE flying high from east to west in the area of the
parking area by The Stone House.  Briefly soared with an imm redtail,
a couple osprey and 3 bald eagles.  Got good record shots but it was
really high and moving steadily to the west.

 From Keith Mueller, Frank Mantlik, Patrick Comins, Paul Paul
Cianfaglione:
04/16/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 10:10 AM; Adult Little Gull
and first cycle Black-headed Gull.  10:34 AM; everything flew away.
Little Gull returned at 1:15 PM.  1:40 PM; 3 Little Gulls.

 From Tina Green:
04/16/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park, near the fenced in white
pipes on left after entering -- Vesper Sparrow.
Weston, Trout Brook Valley (Bradley Rd / Purple Trail) -- 2 Brown
Creeper, Winter Wren.

 From Tricia Reid:
04/16/14 - Mansfield Center, yard -- At my home feeders, several Pine
Siskins.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
04/16/14 - New Milford subdivision -- American Woodcock flushed by
accident from nest with 3 eggs, 20 feet from house, wood near edge of
lawn.  House adjacent to swampy woodlands.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/16/14 - East Granby -- afternoon, about a dozen Rusty Blackbirds
seen from the rails to trails.

 From Arthur Shippee
04/16/14 - Hamden, Upper Lake Whitney -- Blue-winged Teal, Black
Vulture.

 From Steve Mayo:
04/16/14 - Bethany, yard -- American Woodcock flushed from the oak
leaf litter today, in my back yard.  It jumped and fluttered off just
a few yards and settled back down.  Amazing.


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Subject: 04/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:25:55 -0400
 From Patrick Dugan via Virginia Winston:
04/15/14 - Stamford, Holly Pond -- 8:12 AM; Little Gull.  8:30 AM;
Little Gull flew off.

 From Lynn Jones:
04/15/14 - Stratford/Milford, I-95 -- While driving across the
Housatonic river Tuesday morning, I saw a Northern Gannet close to
road level on the Moses Wheeler Bridge.  I tried to convince myself it
was a strange gull/ cormorant hybrid but it didn't work.  ;-)  Maybe
this rain is doing some funky things along the coast.

 From Tina Green:
04/15/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 11:25 PM; Little
Gull on runway of the model airplane field (with many Bonaparte's
Gulls), but they all flew off toward the beach.  12:30; adult
non-breeding Little Gull (with 400 Bonaparte's Gulls), Iceland Gull,
on the East Beach.  Joined by a Glaucous Gull minutes later.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/15/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- 2 PM, rain and wind storm (from
SSW at 25+ mph, big surf); 1 Northern Gannet, 1 Iceland Gull
(1st-cycle), 1100 Brant and hundreds of usual gulls on ballfields.
Zero Bonaparte's Gulls; zero shorebirds.
Stratford, Long Beach -- 1 Iceland Gull (1st-cycle).
Stratford, Birdseye Boatramp -- pair Blue-winged Teal.

 From Hank Golet:
04/14/14 - Lyme -- WHIP-POOR-WILL.

 From Micky Komara:
04/14/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- A pair of gorgeous
Brown Thrashers were actively working the parking circle at Middle
Beach for at least two hours, from mid to late afternoon.

 From Dan Rottino with Jack Faller: 
04/14/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- A Snowy Owl at the
west end by the first pavilion on the left across from the Swan Pond. 

 From Gina Nichol:
04/14/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Monday's Snowy Owl
put on an amazing show flying and landing on various perches around
the East Beach parking lot.  Also Little Blue Heron.

 From The Raffords:
04/14/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Snowy Owl on
pavilion roof across the street from the Swan pond.  8:00 AM.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
04/14/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Willard Island
parking lot -- Pair of Boat-tailed Grackles, seen with Dan Rottino.

 From Renee Baade:
04/14/14 - Stratford, pond across from the 600 warehouse on Lordship
Blvd -- Eurasian Wigeon and Northern Shoveler.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/14/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 5 Northern Shovelers, 2
Blue-winged Teal,  4 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 1 Black Vulture, 2
Common Ravens.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/14/14 - West Hartford, Reservoir #6 -- 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK.

 From John Marshall:
04/14/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial's Little Pond -- AMERICAN
BITTERN, Northeast side of the pond.

 From Tina Green:
04/14/14 - Westport, Cockenoe Island -- with AJ Hand; 4 Blue-winged
Teal, 2+ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.
Sherwood Island State Park -- Northern Gannet, 2 Wilson's Snipe in
ditch next to model airplane field.
Norwalk, Canfield Creek Marsh -- with AJ Hand; 2 Little Blue Heron, 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Wilson's Snipe.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/14/14 - New Haven, New Haven harbor -- Northern Gannet diving as
seen from the boat ramp in West Haven.

 From Robert Braunfield:
04/14/14 - Fairfield -- 2 Northern Gannets off Fairfield Beach Monday,
late afternoon, not too far out. First time I've seen them there.

 From Art Gingert:
04/13/14 - North Goshen, Goshen Wildlife Management Area -- Ruffed
Grouse.

 From SH Johnston:
04/13/14 - Hartford, downtown -- around 5:30 PM; 1 COMMON RAVEN
alighting on Lincoln Financial building.
New Britian, corner of Main and Chestnut Streets -- by the curb, head
of an AMERICAN WOODCOCK.  Photos and commentary here:
http://quodlibet-sarah.blogspot.com/2014/04/whats-that-bird-bat.html.


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Subject: 04/13/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:21:22 -0400
NOTE: Nick Bonomo posted this on CTBirds:
"Weather conditions from last night into Tuesday are prime for
carrying early spring overshoots to New England. We are in the midst
of a pretty strong southerly flow ahead of a strong cold front. Keep
an eye out for southern neotropical migrants (or early returns of
common species), a Swallow-tailed Kite, or something even rarer like
the Neotropic Cormorant that New Jersey has been enjoying."



 From Gina Nichol:
04/13/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- Little Gull at 10:45.

 From Mardi & Townsend Dickinson:
04/13/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 1 LITTLE GULL second year.
Seen at 12:52 briefly, and again 1:06 to 1:30 PM.

 From John Marshall:
04/13/14 - Litchfield in the cemetery by White Memorial's Cemetery
Pond -- Brown Thrasher.
Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, end of Hunter Mountain Road --
Brown Thrasher.

 From Sophie Zyla:
04/13/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, end of Hunter Mountain
Road -- The brown thrasher just flew by us at the field at the end of
Hunters Mtn as we were putting up the predator guards on the
bluebird/tree swallow houses.

 From John Marshall:
04/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- in the marsh, TRICOLORED HERON,
seen with the Spectors.  Snowy Owl sitting on the roof of a tall gray
house toward the end of the point.

 From Tina Green:
04/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Court Street, Charles Wheeler WMA
-- relocated the a Tricolor Heron around noon.  Then gone at 12:23.
Then back again around 12:45.
Stratford, Shore Road -- 9 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons; 1 first year
bird, 8 adults.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
04/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 9:00 to 11:30 AM; in addition to
already reported Snowy Owl (on rooftop on Smith's Pt Rd), Tricolored
Heron, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Larry Nichols:
04/13/14 - Portland(?), Portland Reservoir Trai -- Eastern Meadowlark
in weedy edge near water tanks.

 From Jo Fasciolo:
04/13/14 - Milford -- Snowy Owl.
Stratford, Long Beach -- Snowy Owl.

 From Mona Cavallero:
04/13/14 - West Hartford, backyard -- 5 PM; a beautiful adult
White-crowned Sparrow feeding underneath my feeders.

 From Julian Hough with Frank Gallo:
04/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 6 PM; 2 Snowy Owls out in the
marsh; one a small, pale male-like bird and the other a larger, darker
bird.

 From Frank Gallo with Julian Hough:
04/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Wheeler Marsh behind the Coastal
Center -- Two Snowy Owls.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
04/13/14 - Stamford, Kosciusko Park -- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Paul Carrier:
04/13/14 - Harwinton, yard -- 1 Winter Wren, 2 Purple Finch.

 From Charles Makarewich:
04/13/14 - Kent, Kent Hollow -- Among the regulars at our Feeders, one
Purple Finch.

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
04/12/14 - Naugatuck, yard -- A Fox Sparrow was in my yard Saturday
morning, eating from one of our holly bushes.


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Subject: 04/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:42:40 -0400
Editor's Note: If all you read is this report you may not know how
well spring migration is progressing.  This is heavily filtered,
leaving out the many reports of Pine Warbler, the increasing reports
of Palm Warbler, and the single reports of Louisiana Waterthrush and
Yellow Warbler... along with many other "common" species that are much
anticipated at this season.  To get the full picture of the state of
migration in CT, CTBirds has what this report is missing.


 From Phil Asprelli via Frank Mantlik:
04/12/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- 10:10 AM; 2 LITTLE GULLS.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
04/12/14 - Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich -- 6:30 to 9:30 AM; 2
Brown Creeper.

 From Patrick Comins:
04/12/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 1:10 PM; Adult Little Gull,
which left and flew out into the Sound by 1:40 PM.
Guilford, Shell Beach Marsh -- At least 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 3
Northern Shovelers, 4 Blue-winged Teal and 3 Northern Pintail.

 From Stefan Martin:
04/12/14 - Greenwich -- EARED GREBE still being seen in the same
location. They are going to start checking beach passes May 1st FYI

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/12/14 - East Hartford -- 2 Eastern Meadowlarks behind Cabela's.


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Subject: 04/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:40:38 -0400
NOte: Frank Mantlik posted this on CTBirds today.  Be alert!
I just wanted to share the news of  New Jersey's first Neotropic
Cormorant on a pond in Clinton, NJ, first reported two days ago, and
still being seen today. Ct birders should study up the field marks,
and be on the lookout for this species. Areas that are worth checking
include freshwater lakes and reservoirs such as Lake Whitney in
Hamden, site of the state's last Anhinga (2011).  Happy hunting.


 From Tina Green:
04/11/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- adult Little Gull continues
so far.  Also 2 Iceland Gulls.  (Most of the gulls left as the tide
was coming in.)

 From Bill Asteriades:
04/11/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- 4 singing EASTERN
MEADOWLARKS.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/11/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 3 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1
HORNED GREBE, 7 RUDDY DUCK.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/11/14 - Stratford, Frash Pond -- RED-NECKED GREBE.
Duchess Diner (rear lot) -- Pair Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at nest.
Stratford Greenway (Beacon Point Rd) -- pair Northern Shovelers
Stratford, Long Beach -- 3000 Long-tailed Ducks, 1200 Scaup (majority
Greater but also many Lesser), 1 "blonde" leucistic female Greater
Scaup (photos), male Blue-winged Teal, continuing 2nd-cycle Iceland
Gull.

 From Stefan Martin, Ryan MacLean and Mayn Hipp:
04/11/14 - Greenwich, Tod's Point -- 2 Yellow-crowned Night Heron
tucked back away from water 50ft up in a cherry tree. Odd spot for
them! Found by Mayn Hipp.

 From Gina Nichol:
04/11/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 3 Little Blue Heron, 2
Boat-tailed Grackle in cedars at the far end of the parking lot at
Meigs Point Nature Center.  Male sang from the top of the cedar and
both male and female in trees in vicinity of last year's nest

 From Bo Hopkins:
04/11/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 2 Northern Gannet.  Unable to
pull Little Gull from hundreds of Bonaparte. 

 From Stefan Martin:
04/11/14 - Greenwich -- The EARED GREBE is still around and can be
viewed from the same location as before. The bird is not showing much
sign of alternate plumage except for a much darker cheek.

 From Andy Thiede:
04/10/14 - Danbury -- Black Vulture seen over I-84.


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Subject: 04/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:19:57 -0400
 From Keith Mueller:
04/10/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 10:30 AM; 3 LITTLE GULLS.
11:30 AM; 4 LITTLE GULLS, 2 adult 2 juvenile.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/10/14 - Stratford, Long Beach/Long Beach West -- morning; 3
NORTHERN GANNETS, 2 ICELAND GULLS (a 1st-winter and the continuing
2nd-winter bird).
Bridgeport, Pleasure Beach -- pair NORTHERN SHOVELERS.
Southport, Southport Beach -- mid-day; among 1400 Bonaparte's
Gulls, at least two LITTLE GULLS: one adult in non-breeding plumage
and at least one 1st-winter bird. Both photographed by many. Thanks to
Keith Mueller for finding ("four") and promptly reporting them.

 From Tina Green:
04/10/14 - Westport, across from 5 Compo Beach Rd -- 7 Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons.
Westport, Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve on Hillspoint Rd -- a Little
Blue Heron.
Norwalk, 14 Acre Pond -- Blue-winged Teal hen (Stonybrook Rd end) and
drake Northern Shoveler (behind school) continue.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/10/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Meadows -- 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER,
1 VESPER SPARROW.

 From John Shepard:
04/10/14 - Portland, Portland Fairgrounds --8 Wilson's Snipe at the
north end of the fairgrounds.

 From Debbie McTigue:
04/10/14 - Stratford, Access Rd -- 1:15 PM;  3 Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons in the trees by the pond behind the office building.

 From David W Babington:
04/10/14 - Washington, yard -- Fox Sparrow feeding on the lawn.

 From John Triana:
04/10/14 - New Haven, exit 8 on I-91 -- 2 Black Vultures over the
highway.


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Subject: 04/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:21:14 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/09/14 - South Windsor, Vibert Road -- 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 9
WILSON'S SNIPE, 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

 From Tina Green:
04/09/14 - Westport, Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve -- Little Blue Heron
(FOY).
Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- Blue-winged Teal pair and Red-necked
Grebe continue.

 From Sara Zagorski:
04/09/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Little Blue Herons in
the Swan Pond by the rotary.

 From Gina Nichol (with Jim Carr some of the time):
04/09/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 SNOWY OWL, 1 NORTHERN
GANNET, and 2 PURPLE MARTINS, 4 LITTLE BLUE HERONS.

 From Bo Hopkins:
04/09/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- noon; 4 Black vultures.

 From Don Crockett:
04/08/14 - New Britain -- I had a Common Raven fly past me as I walked
along Hartford Rd close to the Target, and then fly in and land on the
edge of A W Stanley Park. I've never seen or heard a raven there
before.

 From Tina Green:
04/08/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- Lesser Black-backed Gull.

 From Bev Propen:
04/08/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- 2 BLUE WINGED TEAL.
Woodbridge, Konold's Pond -- 1 TRUMPETER SWAN on right edge of pond,
(viewed from industrial area).

 From Mike Warner:
04/08/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- Pectoral Sandpipers.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Little Blue Heron in Swan Pond.

 From Michaelene Komara:
04/08/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Snowy Owl on osprey
platform at Meigs nature center marsh being dive-bombed by osprey.
Little Blue Heron in Swan Pond.

 From Steve Spector:
04/08/14 - Stratford, Birdseye -- 4:00 PM; pair of Blue-winged Teal
continues.
Milford, Charles Island -- 5:00 PM; 4 Northern Gannets.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/08/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- SNOWY OWL.
Stratford, Long Beach -- ICELAND GULL.
Stratford Point -- 2 EURASIAN WIGEONS.
Birdseye boatramp -- pair Blue-winged Teal, pair Northern Shovelers.

 From Andrew Block:
04/08/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Pt Park -- 1 Eared Grebe.

 From Lynn James and Dana Campbell:
04/08/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- on the trail towards
the creek at the park entrance end at least 2 perhaps 4 Brown Creepers
foraging and singing.

 From Tina Green:
04/07/14 -- Westport, Compo Beach -- male Boat-tailed Grackle heard
and seen near pavilion.  Vesper Sparrow just after entrance gates on
the right at edge of road.Seen with and first spotted by Mike Warner.

 From Bill Batsford:
04/07/14 -- Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 9:30; Little Blue Heron
at Swan Pond.

 From Bill Asteriades:
04/07/14 -- Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 4 BLUE-WINGED TEALS (2
drake), flyover AMERICAN PIPIT and a singing EASTERN MEADOWLARK at the
T.

 From Jean DiBenedetto:
04/07/14 -- Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- Entering from Goff Brook
Road, in back of flooded field on left between the stream and the
motocross track; 6 Blue-winged Teal.

 From Patrick Comins:
04/07/14 -- Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- Eared Grebe still there.

 From Greg Hanisek, Bill Banks, Bruce Finnan:
04/07/14 -- Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 14 Black Scoters, 2
Red-necked Grebes, Little Blue Heron.
Old Saybrook, North Cove -- pair Northern Shovelers.
Guilford, Shell Beach Road -- 300 Black Ducks, 6 Northern Pintail, one
Blue-winged Teal, 8 Pectoral Sandpipers.

 From Roy Zartarian:
04/07/14 -- Newington, Cedar Mountain -- 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS on and
around the Cedarcrest antenna tower.

 From Bill Banks with Bruce (Finnan?) and Greg Hanisek:
04/07/14 -- Guilford, Shell Beach Road, marsh area -- 7 Pectoral
Sandpipers.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/07/14 -- Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave, Long Beach -- First-winter
GLAUCOUS GULL, 2nd-winter ICELAND GULL (continuing). Also 1 Northern
Gannet; 6 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES in tree at entrance.
Birdseye Boat ramp -- continuing (from yesterday) pair of Northern
Shovelers.

 From Dana Campbell:
04/07/14 -- Portland, Portland Fairgrounds -- 5:30-6:00 PM; saw one
Wilson's Snipe and heard them calling from an additional 5-6 locations
in the muddy fields.  Well-camoflaged, these birds!

 From Tom Murray:
04/07/14 -- Stratford, Long Beach -- Pectoral Sandpiper on jetty at
end of parking area.  3 Northern Gannets in close. Got to see up
close dive. 4 PM.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
04/07/14 -- Milford, Milford Point -- Marsh-side: Northern Pintail
(drake), 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (next to parking lot platform).

 From John Oshlick:
04/06/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- 8 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2 Northern
Pintail.

 From Bill Asteriades:
04/06/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 4 BLUE-WINGED TEAL (2
drakes) in flooded pool by the trees at the T.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/06/14 - South Windsor, Station 43, Newberry Road section -- 2
Northern Shovelers.

 From Mona Cavallero:
04/06/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- 11:30 AM; 1st-winter Plumage
LiTTLE GULL among many Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls.  First
identified by Mike Berzenski and later confirmed by Sol Satin.

 From Tina Green:
04/06/14 - Westport, Saugatuck River, from Riverside Ave, Westport
Arts Center Parking lot -- 3 Pectoral Sandpipers.
Sherwood Island SP -- 6 Northern Shovelers; 1 pair in the NE corner of
the Mill Pond just before the entrance, the other 2 pair in the most
NW section of the Mill Pond which is difficult to see.

 From Meredith Sampson:
04/06/14 - Old Greenwich, Park Avenue -- COMMON RAVEN. 
During "First Sundays" bird walk w/ 32 participants at 
Greenwich Point -- NORTHERN GANNET.

 From Arthur Shippee:
04/06/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Robert Dixon:
04/06/14 - Sterling yard -- YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (2), PURPLE FINCH
(2), BLACK VULTURE (5).
Added up all my receipts for the peak bird feeding months of October
1st thru March 31st. Birds at our feeders consumed 2,942 lbs of seed,
suet, corn and peanuts. About 200 lbs less than the same time period
in 2012 / 2013.

 From Robert Dixon:
04/05/14 - Sterling yard -- PURPLE FINCH (2), AMERICAN WOODCOCK, BLACK
VULTURE, RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

 From Phil Asprelli with Paul Fusco:
04/05/14 - ?????, North Farm's Reservoir -- Tundra Swan.

 From Colleen Lord:
04/05/14 - West Haven, Woody Crest --  I was standing on my sea wall
when suddenly a gorgeously marked SNOWY OWL flew along the shoreline
from west to east toward Sandy Point.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/05/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- adult LITTLE GULL (11:52) flew
west along the beach towards Seaside Park, Bridgeport.  Also adult
Northern Gannet. At 12:30, a 2nd LITTLE GULL in water at Lordship
Seawall.  
Short Beach -- 5:45 PM; Adult LITTLE GULL (winter plumage) sitting on
water with gull flock offshore, leeward side of Lordship peninsula.
Make that 2 Little Gull, if not 3.
Short Beach (Dorne Drive) -- 5:40-6:30 PM; 4 LITTLE GULLS (Stefan
Martin, others & I counted 3 basic-plumaged adults plus one
1st-winter) among about 300 Bonaparte's and 5000 Ring-billed Gulls.
They were on the water and on the beach, apparently all resting from
the relentless west wind.
Add to this the dark-headed adult LITTLE GULL seen earlier by many off
the Lordship Seawall. That makes at least five birds today.

 From Patrick Comins:
04/05/14 - Cromwell, Cromwell Meadows -- About a dozen Rusty
Blackbirds.
Stratford, Russian Beach/east end of sea wall -- Little Gull.

 From Sara Zagorski:
04/05/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- a Snowy Owl is at the end of the
sandbars.

 From Stefan Martin:
04/05/14 - Stratford -- 2 LITTLE GULLS.  1 bird flew West followed by
a second minutes later. Seen off the beach 100 yards East of Lordship
Seawall. Great looks! Both birds spotted flying by Mayn Hipp.

 From Dan and Emily Rottino:
04/05/14 - Stratford, Lordship Seawall - 2 LITTLE GULL seen with a
large flick of approx 300 BONAPARTE's GULL.  Also 3 NORTHERN GANNET.

 From Allan Welby:
04/05/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 2 PM; Peregrine Falcon in
vicinity of motocross track.

 From Sara Zagorski and Hartford Audubon Group:
04/05/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Northern Gannet, Northern
Shovelers.
Stratford, Lordship Seawall -- Little Gull! (thank you Frank Mantlik,
a lifer for many of us).
Birdseye Boat Ramp -- Blue-winged Teal, Common Raven.
Stratford Marina -- Red-necked Grebe.
Milford, Milford Point -- Snowy Owl, Northern Gannets, Northern
Pintail.


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Subject: CT Report Saturday Litttle Gulls
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:21:27 -0400
Sorry, I don't have time to compile the Daily report tonight.

The birds of the day were 5 LITTLE GULL.  See CTBirds for the full
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Subject: Saturday Litttle Gulls
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:21:28 -0400
Sorry, I don't have time to compile the Daily report tonight.

The birds of the day were 5 LITTLE GULL.  See CTBirds for the full
story.


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Subject: 04/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:52:29 -0400
 From Paul Desjardins:
04/04/14 - Suffield,  Suffield Wildlife Management Area -- morning;
Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Jack Swatt, with Hank Golet:
04/04/14 -  Portland,  Portland fairgrounds -- 12 WILSON'S SNIPE seen
on the northwest shore of the large seasonal puddle to the left of the
driveway.

 From Phil Asprelli:
04/04/14 - Wallingford, North Farms Reservoir -- The Tundra Swan has
returned. It was seen to the right side of the island.

 From Stefan Martin:
04/04/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- Lesser Black-backed Gull on
the West side sand bar (sand island).
Stamford, Stamford Ave -- 2:30; 1 drake Eurasian Wigeon, 1 drake
Northern Pintail and a pair of Northern Shovelers.  2 adult Northern
Gannet.

 From Mike Warner:
04/04/14 - Norwalk, Stony Brook Rd, 14 Acre Pond -- 1 PM; Northern
Shoveler adult male in NW corner of the pond as seen through scope.
Likely easier view from the Allen Road Senior Center.
Westport, Gray's Creek -- 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

 From Robert Dixon:
04/04/14 - Sterling yard -- At the feeders today Linda had two PURPLE
FINCH (male and female).  Also displaying AMERICAN WOODCOCK at dawn.

 From  Steve Broker:
04/04/14 - Woodbridge, West Rock Ridge State Park and Konold's Pond,
from the ridge top -- 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM; 1 Trumpeter Swan (day 76 on
Konold's Pond), 9 Black Vulture observed in flight above the ridge,
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Subject: 04/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:45:56 -0400
 From Tina Green:
04/03/13 - Norwalk, 14 Acre Pond -- Northern Shoveler drake, pair of
Blue-winged Teal.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/03/13 - Stratford, Long Beach --  12:00; an estimated 20,000 Gulls
(90% Ring-billed; zero Bonaparte's so far) thousands of Brant, Scaup,
Long-tailed Ducks plankton-feeding. One large flock close in, most far
out, but all continually shifting. Plankton feast.
4:30, (high tide); many Bonaparte's Gulls in the mix - 200-300?

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/03/13 - ?????, Batterson Pond -- Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.
Avon, Fisher Meadow Park -- 4 Lesser Scaup and 4 Rusty Blackbirds.
Simsbury, Great Pond -- Red-breasted Merganser.

 From Arthur Shippee:
04/03/13 -  Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 2 male Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
04/03/13 - Hebron, Amston, off Rt 85 R Trail headed West off main
parking area -- Blue-winged Teal seen again this morning around 9 AM
on opposite side from yesterday (Colchester side) going in main wet
area.

 From Ted Gilman:
04/03/13 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- approximately Noon; flock of
(11) COMMON RAVEN soaring about 500 feet above, calling and chasing
each other over the parking lot next to Audubon Center and Quaker
Ridge Hawk Watch. The group gradually worked its way east towards
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Subject: 04/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:46:15 -0400
 From George Stephens:
04/02/14 - Morris, Anderson Rd -- 11:30 AM; 2 Northern Shrike in
bushes across from pond.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
04/02/14 - Old Greenwich, Tomac Lane -- YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.

 From Julian Hough:
04/02/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- one dark female Snowy
Owl way out along the beach, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 1st cycle Iceland
Gull.
West Haven -- 95+ Horned Grebes.
Oyster River -- 1st cycle Iceland Gull, adult graellsi Lesser Black
Backed Gull, 20+ Bonaparte's Gull.

 From Janis LaPointe:
04/02/14 - Enfield -- 3 Black Vultures circling near the CT River.
yard -- Fox Sparrow for the 3rd consecutive day.

 From Jim Sherwonit:
04/02/14 - Stratford -- noon;  a Red-necked Grebe in the Ferry creek
channel at the intersection of Ferry Boulevard and Broad Street.

 From Keith Mueller:
04/02/14 - Portland, Portland Fairgrounds -- 2:00 PM; Fairgrounds were
flooded due to the high CT River, but the small cornfields across the
street were literally covered with Wilson’s Snipe (and a few Kildeer)!
It was the most Snipe I have ever seen in the State, so many that
"flocks" of them were constantly flying around the stubble field often
landing right alongside the road!

 From Ben Skaught:
04/02/14 - Bloomfield, Filey Pond -- Snow Goose.

 From Doug Beach:
04/02/14 - Simsbury -- Male Northern Pintail in the flooded cornfield
on the east side of Nod Road, just south of Route 185.

 From Tom Murray:
04/02/14 -  Milford, Milford Point -- Pair of Northern Shovelers seen
in marsh.  Also Snowy Owl still present perched on far Osprey
platform.  Seen at 7 PM.

 From Bob Bitondi:
04/02/14 - Pomfret, yard -- American Woodcocks calling.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
04/02/14 - ????? -- Between 9 and 10 AM; going in and out on the
Amston Rail Tr on right hand side in lst wet area as you pass the
Colchester Spur Trail, a BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

 From Dana Campbell:
04/02/14 - South Windsor, Donnelly Park -- I spent the early evening
tonight surrounded by peenting and whirring American Woodcock.  Only a
few glimpses of the birds themselves in the dark but lots of sounds in
stereo. 

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/01/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 1 Northern Gannet, Iceland Gull
(continuing 2nd-cycle), 11 Lesser Scaup, 3500 Long-tailed Ducks
(counted by tens with scope; calm seas).

 From Kevin Doyle:
04/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Snowy Owl.


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Subject: 04/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:26:32 -0400
 From Bill Asteriades:
04/01/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

 From Tina Green:
04/01/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- American Pipit in the
circle after entrance.

 From Patrick Dugan:
04/01/14 - Stamford, Shippan Pt -- 11,400 Scaup. The largest group off
Stamford Ave 7,300.

 From Nick Hawvermale with Tom Hook and Mike Warner:
04/01/14 - Morris, Anderson Road -- Chukar (in the area where the
shrike was seen yesterday).

 From Jon Schwartz:
04/01/14 - Burlington -- afternoon; several male Brown Creepers
singing along Clear Brook Road, near the intersection with Mill Dam
Road.

 From Janis LaPointe:
04/01/14 - Enfield, yard -- Fox Sparrow at my feeder area again.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/01/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Pectoral Sandpiper and a flock of
about 17 Snow Buntings. The buntings tie my late date. Have not seen
any in April since 1977!

 From Joan Hill:
04/01/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Snowy Owl.  Flock of 16 Snow
Buntings; one female totally inbreeding plumage except bill still
orange, others from 30-75% in breeding plumage.

 From SH Johnston:
04/01/14 - Farmington, Farmington Meadows -- 10 SNOW GEESE continue. 8
adults and 2 subadults. All white morph.  Lots of water in the fields,
accommodating the large flock of geese plus plenty of ducks in the
water away off towards the woods line, including 1 NORTHERN SHOVELER
(f), a pair of NORTHERN PINTAIL (m,f). There was no sign of the Tundra
Swans  this morning, or at 6pm last night, just ten minutes after the
most recent report.

 From Annette Nejaime Pasek:
04/01/14 - South Glastonbury, Great Pond -- 2 American Woodcock, both
peenting and one displaying.

 From AJ Hand via Tina Green:
04/01/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- Black- headed Gull.

 From Robert Dixon:
04/01/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (5) continue at feeders, two
AMERICAN WOODCOCK calling and displaying.


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Subject: 03/31/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:38:35 -0400
 From Stefan Martin:
03/31/14 - Stamford, Holly Pond -- 10:15; 20 Bonaparte's Gulls and a
Nelson's Gull sitting in the grass next to the pull off and not camera
shy.
Greenwich, Greenwich point -- As many as 5 adult Northern Gannets
close to shore at Byram Beach in Greenwich. 2 of which are hunting
deep in the harbor and practically flying overhead!
Stratford, Park Blvd and York St -- LITTLE GULL viewed in feeding
group of gulls right offshore.
Stratford, Long Beach -- around 4:30; 17 Northern Gannets (adults)
cruising the coast.

 From  Frank Mantlik:
03/31/14 - Stratford, Russian Beach -- 6:05 PM; LITTLE GULL (apparent
adult in winter plumage) first found by Stefan Martin was still in
water offshore with large number of plankton-feeding gulls. Thanks
Stefan! Also present were 2 male EURASIAN WIGEONS.
Broad St creek near Ferry Blvd -- 2 RED-NECKED GREBES.
Long Beach -- 3 Northern Gannets, Iceland Gull (continuing 2nd-cycle).
Short Beach -- ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (light morph) hunting old landfill,
later seen flying NE over Housatonic River to Milford Point.

 From Ray Belding:
03/31/14 - Morris, Anderson Rd -- 11:30; Northern Shrike near the
small pond.

 From Tina Green with Sara Zagorski:
03/31/14 - Morris, Anderson Rd -- Northern Shrike continues across
from the small pond in the field.

 From George Stephens with John Marshall:
03/31/14 - Morris, Anderson Rd -- 6:00 PM; Northern Shrike still
present.

 From Tina Green:
03/31/14 - Stratford, corner of Ferry Blvd and Broad St, near
Stratford Marina -- 2 Red-necked Grebes.

 From Patrick Comins:
03/31/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill Road -- 20 Wilson's Snipe at
the farm field where the geese have been.

 From Janis LaPointe:
03/31/14 - Enfield, yard -- Fox Sparrow at my feeder area.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/31/14 - Farmington, Farmington Meadows -- 2 TUNDRA SWANS behind
model plane field.

 From Jamie Meyers:
03/31/14 - Farmington, Farmington Meadows -- Tundra Swans still there
as of 5:52 PM.


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Subject: 03/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:34:30 -0400
 From  Bill Asteriades and Rick Macsuga:
03/30/14 - South Windsor, Strong Road -- 2 TUNDRA SWANS in field on
the left (found by Rick).

 From Jamie Meyers:
03/30/14 - South Windsor, Strong Road -- 2 TUNDRA SWANS still present
as of 12:50 PM.

 From Tina Green:
03/30/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- 4 Northern Gannets flying
east.
Sherwood Island SP -- Wilson's Snipe in circle after entrance.
Southport -- 200+ Bonaparte's Gulls on the beach, then flying east.

 From Jason Rieger:
03/30/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill Rd -- Greater White-fronted
Goose continues.

 From Cindy Bailey:
03/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 12:00; Snowy Owl
on Osprey platform on the way to Meigs Point before the Nature Center.
Good views.

 From Steve Spector:
03/30/14 - Milford, between Charles Island and Point Lookout -- 11:30
AM; small flock (around 20) of Bonaparte's Gulls  flying in and
surface feeding; 4 Northern Gannets

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/30/14 - Stratford, Birdseye boat ramp -- 4:30 PM; Blue-winged Teal
(drake & hen).
Stratford Marina (Broad St & Ferry Blvd) -- Red-necked Grebe (Adult
breeding plumage).

 From Robert Dixon:
03/30/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (4), PURPLE FINCH (1m), RUSTY
BLACKBIRD (4).

 From Paul Swigart:
03/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Snowy Owl, very dark streaking.
Also 3 Glaucous Gulls, an Iceland Gull

 From Mary Porterfield & Arthur Shippee:
03/30/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 2 Fox Sparrows, Rusty Blackbird.

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
03/30/14 - ?????, yard -- One FOX SPARROW under the feeder.


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Subject: 03/29/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:56:42 -0400
NOTE: On CTBirds Greg Hanisek posted some valuable suggestions about
identification of Eared Grebe.  Check it out:

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140324/047386.html 



 From John Marshall:
03/29/14 - Stratford, Long Beach --  an Eared Grebe was swimming and
feeding with Goldeneye of the end of the first jetty south of the
parking lot until hunters in the marsh fired 3 quick shots which
spooked all the birds which flew farther off shore. I was unable to
relocate the grebe. There is also a Snowy Owl in the marsh.

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/29/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- drake RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 2
RED-NECKED GREBES continue. 
Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- NORTHERN PINTAIL.

 From Tina Green with Sara Zagorski:
03/29/14 - Norfolk, North Colebrook Rd -- Red-breasted Nuthatches,
handsome male Purple Finch.

 From Frank Mantlik, with 35 participants on New Haven Bird Club Trip
"Gull and Gannet Frenzy":
03/29/14 - Stratford, Lordship Seawall and Long Beach Park -- 48
species, including highlights: EURASIAN WIGEON, Lesser Scaup, 2+
NORTHERN GANNETS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, and two SNOWY OWLS. There was also an earlier-reported EARED
GREBE seen by some in the group.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
03/29/14 - Stratford, Elm St -- 9:15 AM; 2 adult YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS in large Sycamore tree near old Shakespeare Theater.
Birdseye St Boatramp - RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Sulmaan Khan via Dana Campbell:
03/29/14 - just north of New London -- White Pelican seen from train,
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Subject: 03/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:38:53 -0400
 From Tina Green:
03/28/14 - Westport, Nyala Farms -- Wilson's Snipe continues.
Sherwood Island SP -- 8 Fox Sparrows.
Stratford, Shore Rd -- FOY Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Stefan Martin:
03/28/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 Eastern
Meadowlark in the grass island by the entrance (with at least 24
Killdeer.)

 From Gina Nichol (and Jim Carr part of the time):
03/28/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 SNOWY OWL seen from
Cedar Island platform, 2 NORTHERN GANNET.

 From Kathy Mihm Dunning:
03/28/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- Two of the breeding-plumaged
Red-necked Grebes continue north of the park on the river underneath
the railroad bridge.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/28/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 6 Fox Sparrows, 2 Rusty
Blackbirds.  (Note that the location is not really public access and
the Rusty Blackbirds visit sporadically.)

 From Mike Moccio:
03/28/14 - tamford, East Branch Stamford Harbor -- 1 Red-necked Grebe.

 From John & Michele Barriger:
03/28/14 - Farmington, Farmington Meadows -- 10 SNOW GEESE near model
airplane field on Meadow Road.


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Subject: 03/27/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:54:03 -0400
 From Tina Green:
03/27/14 - Westport, Sherwood a Island SP -- 3 Northern Pintails (1
hen, 2 drake) in Mill Pond before entrance.  5 Fox Sparrows in the
pine grove.
Stratford, Long Beach -- With Kathy & George Van Der Aue; Rough-legged
Hawk seen flying in the marsh near the causeway.

 From Bill Batsford:
03/27/14 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond --  Trumpeter Swan continues at
far north end.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/27/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- 3 RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Greg Hanisek:
03/27/14 - Watertown, Black Rock State Park -- 1 Black Vulture, 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 5 Fox Sparrows (some singing); late-morning
sun on stream got things moving.

 From Paul Desjardins:
03/27/14 - Windsor, Poquonock section -- 1 Fox Sparrow.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/27/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 12 Rusty Blackbirds.


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Subject: 03/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:04:05 -0400
Note: Some of the most challenging birding involves Gulls.  Among that
group, hybrids pose particular challenges.  Followers of CTBirds the
last couple of days have been treated to (or inflicted with, depending
on point of view) a discussion of one such interesting bird.  Check it
out!


 From Anthony Zemba:
03/26/14 - Stratford, Stratford Point Coastal Grassland Conservation
Area -- 1 Meadowlark, presumably Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Stefan Martin:
03/26/14 - Greenwich -- 3 adult Northern Gannet working Long Island
sound from Byram to Old Greenwich, probably best views from Indian
Harbor.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/26/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 4 Rusty Blackbirds & 3 Fox
Sparrows.

 From Dan Rottino:
03/26/14 - Hadlyme, Whalebone Creek -- 4:30 PM; 28 NORTHERN PINTAIL.

 From Thomas Kelly:
03/26/14 - Durham. Rt 68, Greenbackers Pond -- 5:30 PM; possible
Cackling Goose (in 200+- Canada Geese). Small sized in comparision to
the Canada's and?the bill was very small and dissimilar in shape.


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Subject: 03/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:21:18 -0400
 From Bill Asteriades:
03/25/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- EASTERN MEADOWLARK seen
at the intersection of Great Meadow Road and North Meadow Lane.

 From John Blackburn:
03/25/14 - Cheshire, Broad Swamp Reservoir, on the ice between
Reservoir Rd and Yalesville Rd (Rt 68) -- TWO (2) GOLDEN EAGLES.

 From Stefan Martin with Mike Warner:
03/25/14 - Old Greenwich -- 11:00 AM; EARED GREBE continuing at Tod's
Point.
Greenwich(?), Greenwich Cove -- 3:35 PM; 1 Adult Northern Gannet
flying east, reasonably close. 8-Drake Redhead are now present (7 was
the high until today).

 From Greg Hanisek:
03/25/14 - Wallingford, Mackenzie Reservoir loop -- 8 Wilson's Snipe
together in wet but mostly frozen swale on Whirlwind Hill Road near
Pistapaug Pond.

 From Tina Green:
03/25/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 27 Bonaparte's Gulls,
Eurasian Wigeon continues.  Please note that Sasco Creek Road is
closed due to construction of a new bridge at the intersection of
Beachside Ave & Sasco Creek Rd.
Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Brown Thrasher, Fox Sparrow.

 From Frank Mantlik:
03/25/14 - Stratford, Birdseye St boatramp -- A pair of BLUE-WINGED
TEAL.
Long Beach -- wintering 2nd-cycle ICELAND GULL continues.
Raven Pond Park (Rt 110 and Brookside) -- pair of NORTHERN PINTAIL and
continuing male MALLARD X NORTHERN PINTAIL hybrid. 

 From  Hank Golet with Maryann Nazarchyk:
03/25/14 - Portland, Fairgrounds -- 8  WILSON'S SNIPE.
Indian Hill Rd (near Fairgrounds) -- 2 RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/25/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL.

 From Lynn James and Dana Campbell:
03/25/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- SNOWY OWL seen from the
Cedar Island platform.

 From Patrick Comins:
03/25/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- What I firtst through
was a Black-headed Gull turns out to be, upon more reflection and
review by others, I now think is some sort of hybrid.
Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill Road -- Greater White-fronted Goose,
Wilson's Snipe.

 From Steve Mayo:
03/25/14 - Bethany -- American Woodcock "peenting" and "whirrring" and
"dripping" and displaying in the bitter cold, on my street, tonight,
and last night. 

 From Lynn James and Dana Campbell:
03/25/14 - East Haven, Ora Avenue -- at dusk; more than one American
Woodcock peenting.  One seen flying across the road in the headlights
of the police officer who politely threw us out.  Ora Avenue is off
limits now. Woodcocks obviously didn't get the memo.

 From Craig Minor:
03/25/14 - Vernon, yard -- Had a Red-breasted Nuthatch show up today
at the feeder.

 From Joan Tinson:
03/25/14 - Glastonbury, yard -- 2 PM; an adult Northern Goshawk
sitting in my garden eyeing the bird feeders an adult

 From SH Johnston:
03/25/14 - Farmington, Farmington Meadows -- 10 SNOW GEESE. 8 adults
and 2 subadults. (Increase from 8 individuals on 3/24.)  All white
morph. Feeding with Canada Geese on north side of Meadow road, in the
community garden (which, sad to report, was completely mown bare in
the fall, eradicating formerly productive sparrow habitat).
Avon, Thompson Brook where it crosses Tillotson Farm Road -- 1
possible CACKLING GOOSE.

 From  Claudia Horwatt:
03/25/14 - Farmington -- 5:30 PM; 10 Snow Geese feeding in the open
corn fields on Meadow Road.

 From Chris Bosak:
03/23/14 - Stamford, Holly Pond -- two pair of Northern Shovelers.
03/24/14 - Darien, Spring Grove Cemetery -- Redhead.


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Subject: 03/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:36:08 -0400
 From Sara Zagorski:
03/24/14 - Rocky Hill, Ferry Landing -- Red-necked Grebe continues
south of the ferry ramp, between the ferry slip and the pier down the
river.
Wethersfield, Wethersfield Meadows -- Red-necked Grebe in river.

 From Mike VanValen:
03/24/14 - Norwalk -- around 2 PM; 2 Black Vultures sitting on top of
the Merritt View building on Route 7 directly across from Stop & Shop.

 From Frank Mantlik:
03/24/14 - Stratford, Long Beach - an estimated 3000+ gulls
plankton-feeding offshore. Most are Ring-billed, 20+ Bonaparte's. Also
here wintering 2nd cycle ICELAND gull, SNOWY OWL in marsh.

 From  Steve Spector:
03/24/14 - Milford, Merwin Point -- a few thousand birds, mainly
gulls, geese, and ducks, surface feeding very close to shore--from
Merwin Point to Oyster River.  At least 200 Bonaparte's Gull.

 From  Greg Hanisek, Bruce Finnan:
03/24/14 - Milford, Villa Rosa -- 125 Bonaparte's Gulls at low tide
(around noon).

 From Tina Green, in part with AJ & Sue Hand:
03/24/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Lesser Black-backed Gull,
now in beautiful breeding plumage.
CT Audubon Tree Farm -- 3 Fox Sparrow.
Nyala Farms -- Wilson's Snipe.
Sherwood Island SP -- Northern Pintail, 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 3
Fox Sparrow.
Redding, Saugatuck Falls Natural Area -- 3 Fox Sparrow.

 From Paul Wolter with Bobby Fisher and Sol Satin:
03/23/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh and Shell Beach -- Hundreds of
ducks on one side of the road and gulls on the other. 24 Northern
Pintail. Many Bonaparte's Gull, one Black-headed Gull and one Iceland
Gull in a flotilla of gulls, grebes and scaup feeding in the cove.


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Subject: 03/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:09:32 -0400
 From Rob Ballinger:
03/23/14 - Newington, yard -- New yard bird, woodcock, flushed when I
went out to fill the suet feeder.  Also, fox sparrow persists under
the feeders after appearing during the recent "invasion".
Later, after chainsawing for 10 minutes not 50' away I flushed TWO
American Woodcocks from the backyard. That brings my Newington
sightings to 3, lifetime.

 From Bill Batsford:
03/23/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Rd -- 11:30; Greater White-fronted
Goose remains in last field.

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/23/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- singing EASTERN
MEADOWLARK in first back field on left after entering from the ferry
landing.
Glastonbury, CT River by Riverfront Park -- 5 NORTHERN PINTAILS (3
drakes).

 From Gina Nichol:
03/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Snowy Owl seen
from the Cedar Island trail platform.  Over the sound, I saw one low
flying Northern Gannet.  Later there were gulls (including 12
Bonaparte's Gull) plankton feeding off the Meig's Point jetty.  Mixed
in with the gulls was a Red-necked Grebe.  Also 1 Northern Pintail.

 From John Ogren:
03/23/14 - Old Saybrook, Baldwin Bridge -- PEREGRINE FALCON.
North Cove -- 30+ LESSER SCAUP.
South Cove, Clinton Ave -- at least 8 NORTHERN PINTAIL, 2 NORTHERN
SHOVELERS.

 From John Oshlick:
03/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Meig's Point Jetty
-- 2 basic plumage Red-necked Grebes, 3 Bonapart's Gull, 1
White-winged Scoter.

 From Nick Bonomo:
03/23/14 - Milford/ West Haven, Oyster River --  Just off the mouth of
the river were 120 Bonaparte's Gulls among the common gulls and ducks.
Also one first cycle Iceland Gull.

 From Paul Desjardins:
03/23/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond (about 95% frozen) -- 1 Fox
Sparrow.
Behind the cemetery -- continuing Red-necked Grebe.
alongside Meadow Road -- 10 Snow Geese.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
03/23/14 - Woodbridge, Konolds Pond -- one TRUMPETER SWAN continues,
feeding at the east side of the pond.  The pond is completely free of
ice now.
Community Gardens --  several Fox Sparrow.

 From Peter Grose:
03/23/14 - Wallingford -- 12:55; Greater White-fronted Goose still at
end of Whirlwind Hill rd (on right).

 From Dan Rottino and family:
03/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 3:45 PM; 2 RED-NECKED
GREBE, 13 BONAPARTE'S GULL and 1 ICELAND GULL by the jetty.  1
GLAUCOUS GULL at the west end parking lot.  Flew up into a kettle with
other gulls them headed towards the east.

 From Steve Spector:
03/23/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- around 3:30 to 4:30 PM;
Wilson's Snipe.  Large surface- feeding group of gulls, geese, and
ducks stretching from Point Lookout towards Charles Island.

 From Patrick Comins:
03/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- two adult Northern Gannets
flew by and the Black-headed Gull was in the gull flock, but quite far
offshore.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/23/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 5 Rusty Blackbirds (4 M, 1 F).

 From Paul Smith:
03/22/14 - Cromwell -- 5:30 PM; Beautiful RED-NECKED GREBE in breeding
plumage seen from River Rd moving steadily downriver as it dove.

 From Deb Cushman:
03/22/14 - Simsbury -- at least 5 American Woodcocl in the field by
Owens Brook and Echo Lane at around 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday
evenings.  Lots of peenting and display flights.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/21/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 4 or more Rusty Blackbirds, Fox
Sparrow.


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Subject: 03/22/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:10:33 -0400
 From Larry Nichols:
03/22/14 - Portland -- 2 Red-necked Grebes on Connecticut River seen
near fairgrounds and then at end of Indian Hill Avenue near fireman's
grounds.

 From Patrick Comins with multiple observers:
03/22/14 - Wallingford -- The Greater White-fronted Goose was present
on the south side of Whirlwind Hill Road just before Pistapaug Pond.
Also somewhat poor views of a likely Cackling Goose found by Jason
Rieger.

 From Jo Fasciolo:
03/22/14 - Norwalk, Woods Pond -- I don't know who was startled more,
the American Woodcock or me!

 From Sean Murtha:
03/22/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island -- afternoon; Northern Gannets
offshore.
Norwalk, our very suburban yard -- American Woodcock.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/22/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 7:20-7:45 PM, American
Woodcocks beenting near two locations: main parking lot and near
Walnut Beach.

 From Tim Wininger:
03/22/14 - ?????, yard -- Fox Sparrow at the feeders.  First time we 
have seen one here.


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Subject: 03/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:44:12 -0400
 From Ted Gilman:
03/21/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- at least 5 AMERICAN WOODCOCK
calling and doing display flights on or near the Quaker Ridge Hawk
Watch lawn and adjacent meadow and thickets, between approximately
7:20 and 7:45 PM.

 From Bill Banks:
03/21/14 - Stratford, Long Beach Blvd -- Two Boat-tailed Grackles
singing at the warehouse pond.

 From Mark Szantyr via Frank Gallo:
03/21/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill Road -- found a lovely Cackling
Goose feeding close to the road (in a flock of 300 canada geese) and
the continuing Greater White-fronted Goose.

 From Tina Green:
03/21/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Northern Pintail drake and
Lesser Scaup on the Mill Pond, 5 Fox Sparrows continue in the pine
grove.

 From John Ogren:
03/21/14 - Old Saybrook, South Cove -- 11 AM, low tide; 8 Northern
Pintail, pair of Northern Shovelers.

 From Steve Spector:
03/21/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Marsh side, near Milford Point
hook, darkish Snowy Owl (found by Louise).

 From Bob Marra:
03/21/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Snowy Owl seen at dawn at the
far end of the spit.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
03/21/14 - Norwalk, Woods pond parking lot, East Rocks Rd -- 6:30 AM;
American Woodcock peenting and doing flight display.

 From Steve Grant:
03/21/14 - Farmington, Farmington River, near Meadow Road, about 100
yards upstream of point where Pequabuck River enters the Farmington --
Red-necked Grebe.

 From Michaelene Komara:
03/21/14 - Clinton, Indian River at Route 1 -- 5 PM; one Red-necked
Grebe.

 From Mike Warner:
03/21/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 3:45 PM; 2 Northern Gannet
soaring about, but not fishing.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/21/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 12 Rusty Blackbirds, 6:15 PM.

 From Dave and Mary Ahlgren:
03/21/14 - Glastonbury, behind the Town Hall on Main St, on either
side of the skate park, especially on the south side in the tree line
-- 7:25 PM; American Woodcocks.

 From SH Johnston:
03/21/14 - Farmington Meadows - 2 TUNDRA SWANS feeding and resting
with large flock of Canada Geese. South side of Meadow Road, beyond
the model airfield, easily visibly from the parking lot of the model
airfield. The model air field is private property; do not go beyond
the parking lot. I did not see any yellow on the bill of either bird,
but the size relative to the Canada Geese, and the relatively small
size of the bill (compared to what I would expect on Trumpter Swan)
sway my ID toward Tundra rather than Trumpeter.

 From Dave Provencher:
03/20/14 - Norwich -- First of year American Woodcock displaying.


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Subject: 03/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:03:31 -0400
 From Keith Mueller:
03/20/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Meigs Point -- 3:30
to 5:00 PM; potential adult THAYER's GULL!!
Rather than try to condense Keith's report I am going to send you to
it.

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140317/047189.html 


 From John Shepard:
03/20/14 - Portland -- A Rough-legged Hawk has been actively hunting
for the last five days in the Rose Hill area of Portland.  Also Fox
Sparrow at our back yard feeders.

 From Edward Sadowski:
03/20/14 - Enfield -- 9:30 to 10:00 AM; Red-necked Grebe by the old
bridge supports.
Wallingford -- 11:30 AM; Greater White-fronted Goose in a field at the
end of Whirlwind Rd.

 From Phil Asprelli:
03/20/14 - Hamden, Sleeping Giant State Park -- Cackling Goose
(flyover) with two canadas.

 From Mike Warner:
03/20/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill -- Greater White-Fronted Goose.
12:30 to 12:45 -- Spotted by Jason Rieger. Traveling East on Whirlwind
Hill, the Greater White-Fronted Goose continued in the last field on
the right at the Pistapaug Water Treatment Plant intersection.

 From Sue Lavallee:
03/20/14 - Brooklyn, Quinebaug River Canoe Park off of Route 6 -- 4:00
PM; Greater White-fronted Goose (in a flock of about 80 Canada Geese).

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/20/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- Fox Sparrow, mid-afternoon.

 From Bill Banks with Roy Harvey:
03/20/14 - Beacon Falls, Industrial park north of Rt 42/Pines Bridge
Rd -- 7:19 to 7:40; at least 2 and probably 3 American Woodcock
peenting and making dispay flights.

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
03/20/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck Industrial Park -- 3 or 4 American
Woodcock displaying in field on Raytkwich Road. Two more flew over the
car as I headed out.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/20/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (3) continue at feeders. Also
had my first of the year Wood Frogs calling in Pawcatuck.

 From Daisy Echevarria
03/20/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 SNOW GOOSE.
Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- LINCOLN'S SPARROW, LAPLAND
LONGSPUR.
Milford, Milford Point -- 4:00-5:45 PM; PEREGRINE FALCON less than 30
yards from me on the ground (kind of funny- here I am birding and I am
blissfully unaware as he is just yards behind me. Staring. ?. He
wouldn't budge either!)

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/20/14 - Rocky Hill, Connecticut River by Rocky Hill Meadows --
RED-NECKED GREBE continues, drake RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and drake and
hen NORTHERN PINTAIL.


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Subject: 03/19/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:38:05 -0400
Note: Last night (3/19) I mistakenly sent the Daily report to the
wrong list (CTBirds).  So here it is, one day late.  Today's (3/20)
report should be along shortly.


 From Bill Banks with Hanisek and Bruce Finnan:
03/19/14 - Enfield, Barnes boat launch -- Red-necked Grebe continues.
Wallingford -- Greater White-fronted Goose east of winery in field
1349 mailbox, before Cook Road.

 From Rob Mirer:
03/19/14 - East Haddam, Salmon Cove -- morning; the Tundra Swan
continues to earn a living pulling up vegetation.

 From Steve Spector:
03/19/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 12:45-1:30 PM; 1 Redhead (drake,
spent most of the time snoozing on large rock with gulls and geese;
could not find hen).  1 Fox Sparrow near Naugatuck parking area.

 From Ernie Harris:
03/19/14 - West (?) Hartford -- 7:15 PM; While driving Prospect Ave.
between Asylum and Albany, a Woodcock flew low over our car.

 From Keith Mueller:
03/19/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 1 2nd cycle Iceland Gull.

 From Steve Broker, Bob Pease:
03/18/14 -  Woodbridge, West Rock Ridge -- 5 to 5:18 PM -- 2 Peregrine
Falcons.

 From Jan Collins:
03/18/14 - Somers, yard -- 1 flyover COMMON RAVEN.
West Hartford, McCauley Residence -- on my way into Hartford Audubon's
Wildlife Series lecture 1 AMERICAN WOODCOCK, peenting and displaying
in the residence courtyard, perhaps to himself in the reflection of
the windows or perhaps there was a female lurking in the shrubbery. At
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Subject: 03/18/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:12:52 -0400
 From John Ogren:
03/18/14 - Old Lyme -- Black Vulture, circling over I95 near exit 70.
Peregrine Falcon on top of Transmission Tower. 

 From David Lawton:
03/18/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- RED-NECKED GREBE (1),
NORTHERN PINTAIL (pair) and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1).

 From Paul Cashman:
03/18/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Cackling Goose
continues.  Also four Wilson's Snipe.

 From Keith Mueller:
03/18/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 1 Black headed
Gull continues (smudge headed adult).

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/18/14 - Hartford, Charter Oak Landing -- 1 RED-NECKED GREBE

 From Sara Zagorski:
03/18/14 - Rocky Hill, ferry landing --  one beautiful Red-necked
Grebe in breeding plumage with one 1st winter Red-necked Grebe in the
late afternoon sunshine.

 From Ted Gilman:
03/18/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- AMERICAN WOODCOCK calling at
12:25AM under the light of the full moon on the Quaker Ridge Hawk
Watch lawn.


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Subject: 03/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:43:49 -0400
Special Note: Mark Szantyr reported what he believes to have been an
adult White-tailed Hawk.  This was along I-95 in the Old Lyme area.
Mark finished by noting that the prior occasion when this species was
seen in this part of the world was in April.  His account, posted by
Greg Hanisek, can be found here:

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140317/047134.html 



 From Patrick Comins with Keith Muller, Jacob Musser:
03/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Black-headed Gulls and
4 Iceland Gulls.

 From Keith Muller with Patrick Comins, Stephan Martin:
03/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Black-headed Gulls.
One adult has a fully developed hood and the other has a half
developed hood looking smudgy and incomplete. Of all the Bonaparte's
Gulls in the large assembled feeding flock of mixed Gulls, there was
only one that Patrick Comins, Stephan Martin and myself found that had
a half-developed hood. My suggestion would be to pan the flock of
Gulls looking for the "hoods".

 From Frank Mantlik:
03/17/14 - Milford/Stratford -- SNOWY OWL at end of Milford Point, as
viewed from foot of Sniffen's Lane, Stratford (across river).
Stratford -- male EURASIAN WIGEON flying east along Russian Beach.

 From Tina Green:
03/17/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- American Woodcock and 7 Fox
Sparrows in the pine grove.  Eastern Meadowlark feeding and singing in
grassy area on the left just before the main pavilion parking lot.
Southport, Southport Beach -- Eurasian Wigeon continues.
Norwalk, 14 Acre Pond -- Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler (looking
really spiffy now).

 From Jacob Musser:
03/17/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island -- Richardson's Cackling Goose in
a small flock feeding in the grass near the beach straight back from
the main entrance.

 From Steve Broker:
03/17/14 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond -- scope observations from the
berm at the southeast portion of the pond, view partially obscured
(3:00 PM to 3:40 PM).  Trumpeter Swan (1).  Also, female Peregrine
Falcon (color band black/green, *K/*1 banded in Middletown, CT in 2003
hatch year, in residence at West Rock since 2004) feeding on the ice
on a duck kill (probable Ring-necked Duck), and male Common Raven
observed flying south in the direction of his favorite dumpster, the
female known to be in incubation on 3 eggs.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/17/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- 1 RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/17/14 - Sterling yard feeders -- FOX SPARROW (2), RUSTY BLACKBIRD
(3).

 From Carol Goertz:
03/17/14 - Cheshire backyard -- Rusty Blackbird, three Fox Sparrows
have been here for a week.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
03/17/14 - Norwalk, 5 Allen Road -- in the field across the street, by
the brook, FOX SPARROW seen for past week in the same spot.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/17/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 6 Rusty Blackbirds (5 M & 1 F) & 2
Fox Sparrow, mid-morning.

 From Jan Collins:
03/17/14 - Somers backyard -- finally got in on the Fox Sparrow frenzy
with 1 FOX SPARROW at the feeders this morn.

 From Susanne Shrader:
03/16/14 - West Hartford, yard -- BROWN CREEPER.


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Subject: Re: 03/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:29:59 -0400
Snowy plover was a typo. Snow Bunting!

Sorry about that.

Roy


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Roy Harvey 
> Date: March 16, 2014 at 11:46:33 PM EDT
> To: ctdailyreport AT lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Daily] 03/16/2014
> Reply-To: CTBirdReport AT ftml.net
> 
> From Dan Rottino:
> 03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 8:00 AM; 1 LAPLAND
> LONGSPUR (with the Horned Lark flock) in the nature center parking
> lot, 1 SNOWY OWL on a picnic table by the second pavilion at the west
> end.
> 
> From Dan Rottino with Gina Nichol and Mark Danforth:
> 03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL  at
> Meig's Pt jetty with a flock about 35 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
> 
> From Gina Nichol:
> 03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 7:55 to 9:55 AM; Snowy Owl
> on a picnic table near pavilion 2 at the west end, Black-headed Gull
> in good light and close to shore with several Bonaparte's Gulls near
> the Meig's Point jetty.  Also 1  flyover Peregrine Falcon, 1 Lapland
> Longspur.
> 
> From Roy Harvey:
> 03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- at 2 PM, Snowy Owl from
> the platform at the end of the Cedar Island trail, in with some
> driftwood on the north side of the marsh.  Also, over the course of
> the day, 180 Bonaparte's Gull, 2 Lapland Longspur, several Snowy
> Plover.
> 
> From Cathy Parent:
> 03/16/14 - Cheshire, Rt 70 -- 8 Black Vulture soaring and landing on
> chimney.
> 
> From Dan Rottino:
> 03/16/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 1 PM; 1 EURASIAN WIGEON (with
> 7 American Wigeon).
> 
> From Stefan Martin:
> 03/16/14 - Old Greenwich -- 1:30 PM; drake Blue-winged Teal in a
> protected cove.
> 
> From Lisa Wahle:
> 03/16/14 - Chester, Chester Creek -- Pair of Northern Pintailupstream
> of Rte 154 bridge.
> 
> From Tim Wininger:
> 03/16/14 - Clinton -- A pair of Black Vultures flew over the Job Lot
> parking lot.
> 
> From Jan Collins:
> 03/16/14 - Somers, farm pond area on 9th District and Hutton Rd -- 1
> SNOW GOOSE (with about a 1000 Canada Geese).
> 
> From Mark Aronson:
> 03/16/14 - Stratford, Long Beach/Pleasure Beach -- 50+ Snow Buntings,
> one Snowy Owl seen in the marsh across Lewis's Gut.
> 
> From Paul Desjardins:
> 03/16/14 - Enfield, Barnes boat launch --  2 close in Red-necked
> Grebes.
> 
> From Bill Yule:
> 03/16/14 - Essex, Connecticut River -- 2 Red-necked Grebes.
> 
> From Robert Dixon:
> 03/16/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (4) continue at feeders.
> Sterling Pond - SNOW GOOSE.
> Plainfield, Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- LESSER SCAUP
> (3).
> 
> From Russ Smiley:
> 03/16/14 - South Windsor, Vibert Road -- 6:20 PM; to the north in the
> Newberry Brook, 4 Northern Pintails (drakes).
> 
> From Robert Hutton:
> 03/16/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River Sanctuary -- 2 Fox Sparrows
> under the feeders.
> 
> From Annie and Mike Perko:
> 03/16/14 - Moodus, Johnsville Section -- Tundra Swan continues on Cove
> Rd at 11:15.
> 
> From Jan Hollerbach:
> 03/16/14 - Fairfield, Black Rock Turnpike -- Black Vulture flying low
> over the road.
> 
> From Arthur Shippee:
> 03/16/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- Rusty Blackbirds (2 or 3) & Fox
> Sparrow (both Saturday and Sunday).
> 
> From Bill Asteriades:
> 03/16/14 - Glastonbury, Connecticut River, as seen from Elm Street
> Extension in Wethersfield -- 5 NORTHERN PINTAILS (3 drakes).
> South Glastonbury, Connecticut River by Water Street -- RED-NECKED
> GREBE.
> Rocky Hill, Ferry Landing -- with Sara Zagorski; RED-NECKED GREBE.
> 
> From Cathy Rado:
> 03/16/14 - Fairfield, St Mary's Ash Creek Open Space -- 1 American
> Woodcock running around.
> 
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Subject: 03/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:46:33 -0400
 From Dan Rottino:
03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 8:00 AM; 1 LAPLAND
LONGSPUR (with the Horned Lark flock) in the nature center parking
lot, 1 SNOWY OWL on a picnic table by the second pavilion at the west
end.

 From Dan Rottino with Gina Nichol and Mark Danforth:
03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL  at
Meig's Pt jetty with a flock about 35 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

 From Gina Nichol:
03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 7:55 to 9:55 AM; Snowy Owl
on a picnic table near pavilion 2 at the west end, Black-headed Gull
in good light and close to shore with several Bonaparte's Gulls near
the Meig's Point jetty.  Also 1  flyover Peregrine Falcon, 1 Lapland
Longspur.

 From Roy Harvey:
03/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- at 2 PM, Snowy Owl from
the platform at the end of the Cedar Island trail, in with some
driftwood on the north side of the marsh.  Also, over the course of
the day, 180 Bonaparte's Gull, 2 Lapland Longspur, several Snowy
Plover.

 From Cathy Parent:
03/16/14 - Cheshire, Rt 70 -- 8 Black Vulture soaring and landing on
chimney.

 From Dan Rottino:
03/16/14 - Southport, Southport Beach -- 1 PM; 1 EURASIAN WIGEON (with
7 American Wigeon).

 From Stefan Martin:
03/16/14 - Old Greenwich -- 1:30 PM; drake Blue-winged Teal in a
protected cove.

 From Lisa Wahle:
03/16/14 - Chester, Chester Creek -- Pair of Northern Pintailupstream
of Rte 154 bridge.

 From Tim Wininger:
03/16/14 - Clinton -- A pair of Black Vultures flew over the Job Lot
parking lot.

 From Jan Collins:
03/16/14 - Somers, farm pond area on 9th District and Hutton Rd -- 1
SNOW GOOSE (with about a 1000 Canada Geese).

 From Mark Aronson:
03/16/14 - Stratford, Long Beach/Pleasure Beach -- 50+ Snow Buntings,
one Snowy Owl seen in the marsh across Lewis's Gut.

 From Paul Desjardins:
03/16/14 - Enfield, Barnes boat launch --  2 close in Red-necked
Grebes.

 From Bill Yule:
03/16/14 - Essex, Connecticut River -- 2 Red-necked Grebes.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/16/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (4) continue at feeders.
Sterling Pond - SNOW GOOSE.
Plainfield, Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- LESSER SCAUP
(3).

 From Russ Smiley:
03/16/14 - South Windsor, Vibert Road -- 6:20 PM; to the north in the
Newberry Brook, 4 Northern Pintails (drakes).

 From Robert Hutton:
03/16/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River Sanctuary -- 2 Fox Sparrows
under the feeders.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
03/16/14 - Moodus, Johnsville Section -- Tundra Swan continues on Cove
Rd at 11:15.

 From Jan Hollerbach:
03/16/14 - Fairfield, Black Rock Turnpike -- Black Vulture flying low
over the road.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/16/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- Rusty Blackbirds (2 or 3) & Fox
Sparrow (both Saturday and Sunday).

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/16/14 - Glastonbury, Connecticut River, as seen from Elm Street
Extension in Wethersfield -- 5 NORTHERN PINTAILS (3 drakes).
South Glastonbury, Connecticut River by Water Street -- RED-NECKED
GREBE.
Rocky Hill, Ferry Landing -- with Sara Zagorski; RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Cathy Rado:
03/16/14 - Fairfield, St Mary's Ash Creek Open Space -- 1 American
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Subject: 03/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:24:32 -0400
 From Bill Asteriades:
03/15/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch -- REDHEAD, RED-NECKED GREBE
continue.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/15/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- 1 CACKLING GOOSE, 2
CANVASBACK and 1 RED-NECKED GREBE continue.

 From Jamie Meyers:
03/15/14 - Cromwell, River Rd -- 3 Red-necked Grebes in the river.

 From Russ Smiley:
03/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 11:00 AM; About two dozen
Bonaparte's gulls off Meigs Point.  (One was really a BLACK-HEADED
GULL.)

 From Jack Swatt:
03/15/14 - Rocky Hill, Ferry Park -- The RED-NECKED GREBE was present
again this morning (8:25 to 9:15 AM).  It was diving and surfacing
south of the ferry landing, not very close but easily identifiable
with bins.

 From Donna Caporaso:
03/15/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Snowy Owl way out in Marshes (very
streaky).  Also 2nd Cycle Iceland Gull.

 From Hank Golet:
03/15/14 - East Haddam, Cove Rd, Salmon River Cove -- TUNDRA SWAN.
Deep River, Town Dock -- RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Dan Rottino and Family:
03/15/14 - East Haddam, Salmon River Cove Rd -- 6:40 PM; 1 TUNDRA SWAN
continues (with 8 Mute Swans). Nice find Hank.  

 From Stefan Martin:
03/15/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Cackling Goose in
with Canada's in the grass circle by the entrance.

 From John Marshall:
03/15/14 - Rocky Hill, Ferry Park -- RED-NECKED GREBE, present at 4:00
south of the park on the west side of the river in front of a dock,
scope required.

 From Tina Green:
03/15/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- American Woodcock
accidentally flushed in the pine grove. This is the 8th sighting this
winter at Sherwood Island for me.
Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Cackling Goose continues in
the circle as of 5:22 PM just after the entrance to the park.

 From Timothy L Thompson:
03/15/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach Road -- As viewed in front of little
red barn at entrance to Shell Beach, 17 NORTHERN PINTAIL.

 From Paul Desjardins:
03/15/14 - Fairfield -- Barrow's Goldeneye continues as of Saturday
morning from Penfield Reef.Also seen there were 3 Bonaparte's Gulls.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/15/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (6) at feeders .

 From Dana Laird:
03/15/14 - Norwalk, Rowayton -- Saturday evening as I was walking at
dusk I heard 2 American Woodcock.  I was behind a house at 1 Old Witch
Ct (7:23 PM) and another was behind 11 Old Witch Ct (7:28 PM) (private
homes).  I walked up to Roton Middle School on Highland Avenue where I
heard some rustling in the undergrowth but I think I missed the show
there.

 From Mike and Wanda Moccio:
03/14/14 - Stamford Holly Pond -- 1 Red-necked Grebe and 5 Northern
Shovelers persist. 1 Fox sparrow.


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Subject: CT Report 03/14/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:44:18 -0400
 From Howie Sternberg:
03/14/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- 2 Barrow's Goldeneye
(male and female) with 19 Common Goldeneye just upstream of boat
launch.

 From Dan Rottino:
03/14/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- 5 PM; male and female
pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continue with a small flock of COMMON
GOLDENEYE along the exposed sandbar adjacent to the shore near the
boat launch.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/14/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- 2 RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe:
03/14/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River Audubon Center -- 3 Fox
Sparrows at the feeders around 9 AM.  One is really red.  Gorgeous
bird.

 From Tina Green:
03/14/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- 13 Fox Sparrow, several
singing early this morning.

 From Florence McBride:
03/14/14 - Hamden, Spring Glen -- two Fox Sparrows foraging in my back
yard.  I don't remember ever seeing more than one at a time here
before.

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/14/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- RED-NECKED GREBE seen on
the CT river close to shore by the ferry landing.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
03/14/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Harbor -- 6 REDHEAD.

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/14/14 - Glastonbury, CT river by Glastonbury Meadows -- 4 GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and a SNOW GOOSE (amongst approximately 4,500
Canada Geese). The geese can best be viewed from Elm Street extension
via route 3 in Wethersfield Meadows. The Greater-white fronted Goose
is a new Town of Glastonbury specie.

 From Steve Spector:
03/14/14 - Milford, Eisenhower Park -- 2:30 PM; 4 Fox Sparrows.
Milford Point -- 12:30 PM; 60 Snow Bunting, 2 Fox Sparrow.

 From Tina Green:
03/14/14 - Westport, Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve(Tree Farm) --
7 American Woodcocks peenting and displaying beginning at 7:05pm.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/14/14 - Sterling yard feeders -- FOX SPARROW (4), YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (1f).

 From Janis LaPointe:
03/14/14 - Enfield, boat ramp -- Red-necked Grebe, Northern Pintail

 From Timothy L Thompson:
03/13/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park -- 5 PM; COMMON EIDER (2m/3f),
PURPLE SANDPIPER(5), FOX SPARROW.


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Subject: 03/13/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:15:32 -0400
Note: It appears that this was Fox Sparrow Day here in CT.


 From Tina Green:
03/13/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach in the creek -- Red-necked
Grebe continues.
Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 American Pipit on the
airplane field, a record breaking 23 Fox Sparrows on the west side of
the park, 8 in the pine grove (singing as well), 11 in the NW corner
that is off limits to the public, and 4 in the west end platform area
with a Brown Thrasher as well. I checked the east end of the park and
had zero Fox Sparrows.

 From Dana Campbell:
03/13/14 - East Hartford, yard -- At least 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS under my
back yard feeders.

 From Tom Murray:
03/13/14 - Easton, Aspetuck Park -- 3 Fox Sparrows at 11:30 AM.

 From Patrick Comins with Kieth Mueller:
03/13/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Ramp -- Keith found the Red-necked
Grebe fairly close to shore.

 From Greg Hanisek:
03/13/14 - Windsor Locks -- A Snowy Owl seen Wednesday a on a light
pole at Bradley Airport was submitted to eBird. There's a photo. One
of just a few inland in CT during this irruption.

 From Steve Spector:
03/13/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 1:00 PM; 2 Redhead (possibly 3--a
2nd hen perhaps).  Fox Sparrow too.

 From Stephen Thomas:
03/13/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 8:55 AM; 2 Fox Sparrows
feeding in a mixed flock on the roadside near the entrance booths.
Gulf (btw Charles Island and Point Lookout) -- 2:55 PM; 2 Northern
Gannet.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
03/13/14 - Colchester, yard -- between 7 and 8:30 AM; 2 Fox Sparrows,
one Brown Creeper and 1 Rusty Blackbird.

 From Randall J Sabia:
03/13/14 - Westbrook, yard -- One Wilson's Snipe foraging.

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/13/14 - Madison, Mercy Center (on the shore) -- American Woodcock
on the lawn.

 From Janis LaPointe:
03/13/14 - Enfield. yard -- Fox Sparrow at my feeder area in the
afternoon.

 From John Oshlick:
03/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 1 Snowy Owl out on sandbars.
Flock of 8 White Phase Snow Geese out in the Marsh. The Snow Geese
were better seen from the Wheeler Marsh Boat Ramp area.

 From Scott Besade:
03/13/14 - Preston, Poquetanuck Cove along Rt 22 -- 20 Lesser Scaup.

 From John Pfitzner:
03/13/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 5:30 PM; Four Fox
Sparrows feeding around the solar panel at nature center.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/13/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (2).
Sterling Pond -- SNOW GOOSE.

 From Hank Golet:
03/13/14 - Old Lyme -- At my house, where I ground feed just outside a
large window , 4 FOX SPARROWS.  I have had 2 or 3 just about every day
during this nice winter we are having.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
03/13/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Harbor -- Redheads continue.

 From Jim Denham:
03/13/14 - Essex, yard, off of River Road, near the Great Meadow --
Adding to the reports of Fox Sparrows, I had three at my feeders
around 12:30 today.

 From Dan Rottino:
03/13/14 - Windham Center -- 7:15 PM; 1 AMERICAN WOODCOCK flying
around at the large field near the intersection of Rte 14 & Back Rd.

 From Trudy, Emily and Danny Rottino:
03/13/14 - East Haddam Yard -- 1 FOX SPARROW.

 From Peary Stafford:
03/13/14 - Washington, the Macricostas Preserve of the Steep Rock
Association -- Spring has officially arrived in the Northwest corner.
There were at least two American Woodcock peenting and doing their
aerial display around 7:15 PM.


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Subject: 03/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:26:43 -0400
 FROM Gina Nichol:
03/12/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park --  8:30 to 10:30 AM;
Snowy Owl seen from the end of the Moraine Trail.  Seen as I looked up
river and on the left side. The bird was perched up on a log and
probably well seen from the Cedar Island platform.  There was also a
Fox Sparrow sunning in the cedars in the rotary.

 FROM Steve Broker:
03/12/14 - East Haven, Mansfield Point/Four Beaches Condominiums/mouth
of the Farm River/Long Island Sound -- 8:45 to 9:30 AM; 1 Drake (full
adult) Eurasian Wigeon observed against Darrow Rocks.

 FROM Stephen Thomas:
03/12/14 - West Haven, South Street Beach -- 12:35 PM; 2 Northern
Gannets very near shore, seen without bins.

 FROM John Oshlick:
03/12/14 - New Haven, Quinnipiac River near Front Street -- 5 Redhead
continue.

 FROM Paul Cashman:
03/12/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Red-necked Grebe
continues, seen in the marsh.

 FROM Charlie Barnard Jr:
03/12/14 - Stratford -- A Snowy Owl still remains in the marshes near
the entrance booth to Long Beach. It was easily visible, since all but
a trace of the ice and snow was gone from the marsh.

 FROM Paul Carrier:
03/12/14 - Litchfield -- In a small open water swamp had 2 Wilson's
Snipe.

 FROM Stefan Martin:
03/12/14 - Greenwich -- The EARED GREBE was still present today at the
same location. Incoming tides seem to be the best time for viewing.

 From Meredith Sampson:
03/11/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 42 SNOW BUNTINGS continue
on the "bluff".


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Subject: 03/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:59:35 -0400
*****  A note from Tina Green, COA President.

The 30th COA Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday March 22nd at
Middlesex Community College in Middletown. It's not too late to
register for a day of fantastic speakers including Pete Dunne,Kevin
Karlson,and Chris Rimmer. We have fantastic vendors and our famous
raffle with optics,artwork,books,and all things bird related! Follow
the link below for more details and to register.
COA members and non-members are welcome. Come join the fun!
http://www.ctbirding.org/2014docs/2014AnnualMeetingSpeakers.htm

*****


 From Vanessa Caccamise:
03/11/14 - Westport, Burying Hill -- One Red-necked Grebe.

 From Tina Green:
03/11/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- a singing Eastern
Meadowlark in the circle after the entrance.  Also 4 Northern Pintails
(3 drake and 1 hen), Red-necked Grebe in creek behind airplane field
left of Osprey at form. Amazing!!

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/11/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- 1 RED-NECKED GREBE continues as
does 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

 From ????? Lawton:
03/11/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- 8:50 to 9 AM; 2
Red-necked Grebes.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/11/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- mid-day; Lesser Black-backed
Gull, Barrow's Goldeneye (drake).

 From Scott Kruitbosch:
03/11/14 - Stratford -- 1 Black Vulture.

 From Jack Swatt:
03/11/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- In the Nature Center
Parking lot were 5 LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 1 SNOW BUNTING.  The longspurs
were starting to molt into breeding plumage.  One SNOWY OWL was in the
marsh between Cedar Point and Willards Island, but was way far out
almost right up next to the river.  Difficult to see even with a
scope.  mongst the gulls feeding in the larva frenzy were at least 10
BONAPARTE GULLS.

 From Steve Spector:
03/11/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 2:00 PM; 2 Redhead (drake, hen).
East Broadway (near Silver Sands SP) -- 3:00 PM; Snowy Owl on roof of
waterfront house (roof has 2 large plastic owls to discourage birds
from perching).

 From Stefan Martin with Mike Warner:
03/11/14 - Stratford, Cove Place -- The Gull feeding frenzy was
underway with about 500 gulls feeding offshore. Highlights of the
group were 80-100 Bonaparte's Gulls.
Stratford Point -- 1 Wilson's snipe in marsh along Access Rd.
Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Just before sunset; 1-Red-necked Grebe
in breeding plumage directly off the beach and rather close. The bird
flew off towards  Sherwood while I was viewing it. On my way out I
noticed something swimming in the marsh by the entrance. It was the
Grebe! The bird dove and came up 15 ft from shore! Never thought I'd
see one in breeding plumage so close.

 From Joe Zygala:
03/11/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- afternoon; Red-necked
Grebe, plus on the way out in the creek a glorious alternate-plumaged
Red-necked Grebe.

 From Francis Wilson:
03/11/14 - New Haven, Morris Creek preserve area -- American Woodcock
peenting in the twilight. At least 3 individuals answering one
another. No aerial display that I witnessed.

 From Bob Cartoceti:
03/11/14 - Danbury -- Black Vulture soar above the Patriot parking
garage at 9:35 AM.

 From Ted Gilman:
03/11/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- AMERICAN WOODCOCK  (at least
two) calling from thicket below hawk watch lawn between 7:22 and 7:30
PM.


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Subject: 03/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:19:01 -0400
 From Tina Green:
03/10/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island, at the west end of Fairfield
Beach Rd -- female and 1st winter male King Eider pair continues out
at Sunken Island. The viewing conditions Were excellent at 8:40.
Sunken Island was covered over but you could look out towards the red
bellbuoy where all the ducks are feeding and resting.  A scope is
absolutely necessary for viewing these ducks!

 From Sara Zagorski:
03/10/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island -- When we saw the King Eiders
Monday morning, they were first seen way to the left of the red buoy.
They rapidly made their way to the right and then we lost them. This
was a little after 10:30 AM, and Sunken Island was not visible at all.
So they were traveling west along the shore, if this is at all
helpful.

 From Frank Mantlik:
03/10/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island -- no luck seeing the King Eiders,
but there was an adult LesserBlack-backed Gull on nearby Penfield
Reef.
Stratford, McKinney NWR, end of Long Beach Blvd near BE/Aerospace --
SNOWY OWL on fallen tree at end of Long Beach West (next to left
Osprey platform), 20 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES atop trees nearby. My first
of year.

 From Robert Marra:
03/10/14 - West Haven -- around 7 AM; an immature Snowy Owl being
chased by a couple of crows, on the shoreline in the vicinity of
Chick's.

 From Jan Collins:
03/10/14 - Enfield, Barnes Launch -- 11:30 AM; RED-NECKED GREBE
continues diving near and all the way under and up the otherside of
the pack ice in front of the landing for great looks. At one point
even scrambled out of the water onto the ice and sat like a football
for a few minutes showing off just how far back those legs are set on
the body.  He then plopped back in and looked much more comfortable
back in the water!  9 NORTHERN PINTAIL continue.

 From Stefan Martin:
03/10/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 4:45 PM; relocated the EARED
GREBE, same location as before.

 From Phil Rusch:
03/10/14 - Storrs, UCONN, in the wet area between Horsebarn Hill and
Gurleyville Roads -- Around 4:30 PM; 4 to 5 Wilson's Snipe, 3 Rusty
Blackbirds right where the wet area intersects with the woods.

 From James Purcell:
03/10/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- evening; the male Barrow's
Goldeneye continues.  I should note that both yesterday and today the
bird was way off to the left (or east) of the reef, instead of
straight out towards the lighthouse where most of the ducks were. In
other words, he was in line of sight of Seaside Park, but much closer
(only a few hundred yards from the reef).  Also at the reef were six
male Redheads mixed in with the scaup (a first for me at the reef),
and Frank's Lesser Black-backed Gull.


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Subject: 03/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:16:26 -0400
 From Ron Rozsa:
03/09/14 - Eastford -- afternoon: Northern Shrike seen along the edge
of Route 44 (just west of Old Colony Road - and just uphill from a
lawn mower repair shop) on the north side of highway.  With the snow
and traffic, not a safe place to watch birds!

 From Robert Dixon with Tim Thompson:
03/09/14 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- NORTHERN
SHOVELER.
North Stonington, Parke Preserve -- NORTHERN PINTAIL (2).
Stonington Point -- COMMON EIDER (10), BLACK SCOTER.
Milford, Mondo Pond -- REDHEAD (2).
Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.
Norwalk, 14 acre Pond -- BLUE-WINGED TEAL.
Old Saybrook, Saybrook Point / South Cove -- BONAPARTE'S GULL (60).

 From Tina Green:
03/09/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Red-necked Grebe 20 feet
offshore near the breakwater.

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/09/14 - Hartford, Connecticut River by Riverside Park -- RED-NECKED
GREBE and continuing WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. The other 2 scoter, which
were here the past few weeks, could not be located.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/09/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- 11 AM; Rough-legged Hawk.  No
Chukar.

 From John Ogren:
03/09/14 - Old Saybrook, South Cove -- 60 BONAPARTE'S GULLS seen in
mud flats from causeway. Initially seen around noon, went back with
scope about 12:30. Entire flock flew up several times so pretty
certain all were Bonie's. Finally flew off and settled in to a section
of cove further to the west out of sight from causeway at about 1 PM.

 From Stefan Martin:
03/09/14 - Stamford, Holly Pond -- 1 Female Northern Shoveler feeding.

 From Jake Musser:
03/09/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Beach -- Continuing male Barrow's
Goldeneye seen from the Pavilion.

 From Paul Carrier:
03/09/14 - Litchfield -- Saw 8 Black Vultures moving NW.

 From Jim Dugan, Jackie Dugan, Patrick Dugan, Wendy Knothe:
03/09/14 - Southbury, River Rd, Housatonic River, across from Mitchell
Farm -- RED-NECKED GREBE just up river from the raft of gulls that
included the continuing GLAUCOUS GULL, LESSER-BLACK BACKED GULL also
present.

 From Glenn and Eliza Williams:
03/09/14 - North Stonington, Parke Memorial Preserve -- 5 NORTHERN
PINTAIL.

 From Bill Yule:
03/08/14 - Essex/Old Saybrook/CT River -- All white (leucistic?)
Red-throated Loon continues on the river.
Goose Island -- Rough-legged Hawk.


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Subject: 03/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:13:51 -0500
 From Bo Hopkins:
03/08/14 - Greenwich, Grass Island -- Redhead, Lesser Scaup, in the
harbor.
?????, 14 acre pond -- Male Northern Shoveler remains.  Also
Blue-winged Teal.

 From Bill Asteriades:
03/08/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch -- 1 RED-NECKED GREBE continues
and 8 NORTHERN PINTAIL.
East Hartford, Great River Park -- ICELAND GULL.
Hartford, Riverside Park -- 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS continue. The
Red-necked Grebe was 50 feet from shore offering great views.

 From John Oshlick:
03/08/14 - ?????, Quinnipiac River, Fargeorge Preserve -- 5 Redhead.

 From Brenda Inskeep:
03/08/14 - Stamford (?) -- from a little park at the end of Harbor
Drive past the Yacht Haven Marina in Shippan; Breeding plumage
Red-necked Grebe seen again. This location is about a 5 minute drive
past Czecik Marina where it was originally located and reported. This
entire area is a nice place to view waterfowl close-up.

 From Marty Swanhall
03/08/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 1 Snowy owl seen in marsh area at
Long Beach in Stratford, Ct from 2:00 pm

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/08/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 12:30 PM; 3
Lapland Longspur, 5 Snow Bunting.
Milford, Milford Pt -- parking lot for Nature Ctr; 20 Bonaparte's
Gulls off Meig's Pt.
Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 4:00 PM; drake and hen Redheads, Fox Sparrow.

 From Colleen Lord:
03/08/14 - West Haven, Woody Crest -- afternoon; had 4 EARED GREBES,
one was fairly close to shore for a while, but they were mostly pretty
far out in the sound.

 From Rollin Tebbetts:
03/08/14 - Enfield, Barnes boat launch -- morning; Red-necked Grebe
fishing.

 From James Purcell:
03/08/14 - Fairfield, sunken island -- 3 King Eiders continue at
sunken island in Fairfield at 5:30 pm, viewed from the western end of
Fairfield Beach Road.

 From Paul Desjardins:
03/08/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- About 30 Snow Buntings.
Milford, Silver Sands -- Rough-legged Hawk, . But in the crazy
department a Chukar Partridge at Silver Sands running along side me on
the trail. Obviously an escape but surprised to see it! 

 From Peter DeGennaro & Co:
03/08/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Snowy O		wl way out in
the marsh.
Short Beach - Close views of a Snowy Owl on the north end of the park.
Eventually flushed a bit further north by a cellphone photographer.
Birdseye boat ramp -- Snowy Owl across the river.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
03/08/14 - Enfield, Donald Barnes Boat Launch -- Still Red-necked
Grebe and Northern Pintails present between 10:15 and 11 AM.

 From Art Gingert with Jean Bouteiller & Ron Hummel:
03/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 2 PM; SNOWY OWL
(near water's edge in saltmarsh, east of viewing platform at
end of path north from nature center parking lot).  SNOW BUNTINGS in
field by parking lot.  Two SNOWY OWLS (separated, on long gravel bar
in the Sound).
?????, corner of Wheeler saltmarsh -- possible 3rd SNOWY OWL in flight
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Subject: 03/07/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:15:09 -0500
 From Tina Green:
03/07/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island -- 3 King Eiders continue now at
7:04 AM, first found last Sunday by James "sharp eyed" Purcell, 2
females and a 1st winter male, associating with flock of Scaup and
scoters.  The tide was perfect as Sunken Island was just being exposed
with an outgoing tide.
Norwalk, 14 Acre Pond on the Stonybrook Rd end -- Blue-winged Teal and
Northern Shoveler continue.

 From James Purcell:
03/07/14 - Fairfield -- a male Barrow's Goldeneye once again at
Penfield Reef.

 From Paul Desjardins:
03/07/14 - Enfield, Barnes boat launch -- afternoon; the 2 Red-mecked
Grebes continue along with 4 Northern Pintails.

 From Stefan Martin with Mike Warner:
03/07/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island -- 4:45 to 5:04 PM; 3 King Eider
continue. 2 Hen and 1 young Drake. The birds were not in the mixed
flock of Scaup and Goldeneye but were associating closer to the
White-winger scoter (15). First viewed left of the 'Red 22' marker
buoy.

 From Anthony Zemba:
03/07/14 - Stratford, Stratford Point --  had a beautiful look at a
Red-necked Grebe in close to shore off the point in the afternoon.
Also, approx 65 Snow Buntings.

 From Peter DeGennaro & Co:
03/07/14 - Southbury -- Good numbers of gulls (1000+) Friday near
Mitchell Farm. My dad and I, in part with Neil Currie, picked out a
Glaucous and two Iceland Gulls. The Glaucous and first Iceland were on
the river ice; the second Iceland was in the gull flock at the actual
farm.

 From Stefan Martin:
03/07/14 - Stratford -- 1:20 PM; light morph Rough-legged Hawk in the
marsh north of the airport.

 From Roy Harvey:
03/07/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- 2 dark morph Rough-winged
Hawks in the marsh across the river.
Stratford, Long Beach -- One Snowy Owl way far across the marsh.


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Subject: 03/06/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:57:57 -0500
 From Steve Spector:
03/06/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- 11 AM to noon; one drake Redhead
with probable female; Fox Sparrow.
Silver Sands SP -- 3:45 PM; Rough-legged Hawk (light morph).  (Could
not relocate Snowy Owl.)

 From Patrick Comins with Ryan McLean and Stefan Martin:
03/06/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat-ramp -- 2 Red-necked Grebes, one in
alternate plumage.  Also at least one lesser Scaup, a few Northern
Pintail.

 From Patrick Comins with Keith Mueller:
03/06/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill --  2nd cycle Glaucous Gull,
Keith's presumed hybrid Herring x Lesser, 5 Iceland Gulls, 3 adults,
including one with dark eyes and 2 first cycle.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/06/14 - Hartford, Charter Oak Landing -- 2 LESSER SCAUP.

 From Diana Atwood Johnson:
03/04/14 - Old Lyme -- 2 FOX SPARROWS on ground amongst eating nyger
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Subject: 03/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:22:24 -0500
 From Aaron Dollar:
03/05/14 - New Haven, corner of Bradley and Lincoln -- Haven't seen it
in a few weeks, but the Redheaded Woodpecker was back defending its
perch against a group of bluejays this morning at 9 AM.

 From Hank Golet:
03/05/14 - Waterford, Harkness SP -- 2 male NORTHERN PINTAIL in
Neiring Pond.  Off the beach 20 COMMON EIDER.

 From Robert Hutton:
03/05/14 - New Haven, Long Wharf pier -- Red-necked Grebe.

 From Charlotte Matthews:
03/05/14 - Stratford, Housatonic Avenue -- Male Northern Pintail in
back yard with a pair of Mallards.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/04/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park --  1:30-2:30 PM; 2
Rough-legged Hawks, Snowy Owl (at same spot on dune next to boardwalk
as Monday).

 From Paul Carrier:
03/04/14 - Harwinton yard -- 2 Pine Siskin!

 From Russ Smiley:
03/04/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 1:15 PM: Besides the oft seen
white-winged gull, there was a Lesser Black-backed Gull on the beach.

 From Keith Mueller:
03/04/14 - Southbury, Housatonic River, below the Shepaug Dam -- after
lunch; 1 1st cycle Glaucous Gull, 2 1st cycle Iceland Gulls.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
03/03/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 4:00 PM; Snowy Owl atop
dune next to main beach boardwalk.
Milford, Merwin Point -- 3:00 PM; 10 Purple Sandpipers, 5 Great
Cormorant.  (Did not see Snowy Owl that has been seen sitting on local
rooftops lately.)

 From John Oshlick:
03/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 10 Bonaparte's Gulls at
Meigs point. 5 Lapland Longspurs in nature center lot. I also had a
possible juvenile Gambel's type White-crowned Sparrow feeding at the
side of the road near the nature center. It had a pale lores and a
bright orange bill.

 From Patrick Comins:
03/03/14 - Southbury -- There were at least 3 Iceland Gulls and 1
Glaucous Gull at the river near Mitchell Farm.  Two first cycle
Iceland Gulls at lunch and a first and a second cycle Iceland Gull
before work.  Glaucous was there both visits.  

 From Arthur Shippee:
03/05/14 - Hamden:  North Lake Dr -- Brown Creeper;  14 Rusty
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Subject: 03/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:47:48 -0500
 From Tina Green:
03/02/14 - Norwalk, 14 Acre Pond at the Stonybrook Rd end --
Blue-winged Teal & Northern Shoveler continue since first being found
on Jan 13th by Patrick Dugan.

 From Gina Nichol:
03/02/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 8:30 AM; Snowy Owl in the marsh.
Stamford, Czescik Marina -- 10:15 AM; Non-breeding plumage Red-necked
Grebe (breeding plumage bird seen earlier this morning). Also Iceland
Gull on the dock and 3 Redhead flew up river.

 From Barb DeRienzo:
03/02/14 - East Haven, near the mouth of the Farm River -- Lesser
Scaup, pair of male White-winged Scoter continue.

 From Stefan Martin:
03/02/14 - Greenwich, Grass Island -- 1 Wilson's Snipe feeding on
private beach on south end.  Also 7 Redhead (a new high count for
here).

 From Steve Spector:
03/02/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- afternoon; drake Redhead, drake
Northern Pintail.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/02/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 1 SNOWY OWL, 1
RED-NECKED GREBE, 7 FOX SPARROW.
Old Lyme, Great Island State Boat Launch -- 17 immature BALD EAGLE,
two of which caught ducks.

 From Robert Dixon:
03/02/14 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- Sunday bird
walk; NORTHERN SHOVELER (drake), LESSER SCAUP (3), WINTER WREN.

 From James Purcell:
03/02/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island -- I observed 3 very probable King
Eiders (two females and one first year male) for a half an hour.
Sunken Island is best viewed from the very end (western end) of
Fairfield Beach Road, which is like a small parking lot where you can
park and scan the water.

 From Mark Danforth & Brenda Anderson:
03/02/14 - Storrs --  1 Wilson's Snipe at the bottom of the field
between Horse Barn Hill Rd and Gurleyville Rd.  Low wet muddy stream
area.

 From Mark Aronson:
03/01/14 - Bridgeport Seaside Park -- Iceland Gull.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur,
Purple Sandpiper, Northern Pintail drake (last two  AT  Meigs Point
jetty.)

 From James Smith:
03/01/14 - Wallingford, I-95 southbound, rest area -- 10:30 AM; Common
Raven.


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Subject: 03/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:29:04 -0500
Note: Does the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migratioh Blitz sound
interesting?  Check it out!

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140224/046742.html 



 From Paul Cianfaglione:
03/01/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park Boat Launch -- 3 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER continue.
Enfield, South River Street Boat Launch -- 1 first-cycle GLAUCOUS
GULL.

 From Tina Green with Brenda Inskeep:
03/01/14 - Stamford, Czescik Marina on Harbor Drive -- Red-necked
Grebe in breeding plumage, relocated today by Brenda Inskeep and found
by Patrick Dugan yesterday.  I was able to take photos with my iPhone
as it was only 15 feet away from the dock. 

 From Pam Holden:
03/01/14 - Colchester, yard -- One Brown Creeper and two Red-breasted
Nuthatch.

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
03/01/14 - Naugatuck -- Three Black Vultures soaring over my house.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
03/01/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- A Snowy Owl was still in the
marsh.
Short Beach -- a flock of about 60 Snow Buntings.

 From Meredith Sampson:
02/28/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- EARED GREBE at 2 and 4 PM
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Subject: 02/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:22:17 -0500
 From Tina Green:
02/28/14 - Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave, about 50 yards before the
entrance to Long Beach -- 2 Snowy Owls seen out in the marsh, could be
spotted with binoculars but a scope is recommended for optimal views.

 From Patrick Comins:
02/28/14 - Southbury -- Not so many gulls around at Mitchell Farm
today, but among them was one Glaucous Gull and one Iceland Gull.

 From Jerry Connolly:
02/28/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- 2 SNOWY OWLS seen at 5:30 PM:
one on the osprey platform nearest Nature Center, one on the osprey
platform nearest Moraine Trail.

 From Robert Dixon:
02/28/14 - Sterling yard -- Rusty Blackbirds (12) continue at feeders
for the 34th day this year. In 27 years of feeding birds at this
location we have never had more than a few records each winter and
usually just single birds.

 From Arthur Shippee:
02/28/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- 6+ Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Stefan (with Kathy, Bill and Paul):
02/27/14 - EARED GREBE Continues in the same location. It took a bit
of patience and a good pair of gloves today but it paid off with nice
looks. The bird was close to shore with nice comparisons to the close
by Horned Grebes.

 From Tina Green:
02/27/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Brown Thrasher continues
across from the chain link fenced area, 4 Fox Sparrows in pine grove.

 From John Oshlick:
02/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 First Cycle Iceland
Gull in west beach parking lot.

 From Keith Mueller:
02/27/14 - Southbury, Housatonic River below Shepaug Dam -- 3 first
cycle Glaucous Gulls, 4 first cycle Iceland Gulls plus an additional
white-winged Gull (Iceland-type) species identification pending review
by others.  Also 1 Peregring Falcon, 3 Common Raven.

 From John Ogren:
02/27/14 - Old Saybrook, Cornfield Point -- 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

 From Phil Asprelli:
02/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Snowy Owl out in marsh
100 yds behind Meig's Point Nature Ctr.
Woodbridge, Konold's Pond -- Trumpeter Swan continues.

 From Gil Salk:
02/27/14 - Hebron, yard -- 2 Rusty Blackbirds eating cracked corn at
about Noon.

 From Patrick Comins:
02/27/14 - Stratford. Short Beach -- Eurasian Wigeon off the pavilion
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Subject: 02/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:20:20 -0500
 From Stefan Martin:
02/26/14 - Greenwich -- 2:00; EARED GREBE continues at Tod's Point in
the same location.
Greenwich, Greenwich Harbor -- A single Bonaparte's Gull, 5 Drake
Redhead continue.

 From Tina Green:
02/26/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Lesser Black-backed Gull
continues.
Sherwood Island SP -- Brown Thrasher, 2 Fox Sparrows.
Norwalk, intersection of I-95 at exit 16 southbound and East Ave --
American Woodcock.

 From Patrick Comins:
02/26/14 - Southbury -- Still two Glaucous Gulls at Mitchell Farm
today.  One giant one was on the river and another big, nearly pure
white one was roosting on the hill simultaneously.

 From  Claudia Longmore:
02/26/14 - Wethersfield yard -- Fox Sparrow has parked himself under
my feeder for the past couple of days.


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Subject: 02/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:43:44 -0500
 From Brian Toal via Sara Zagorski:
02/25/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Pt -- The Eared Grebe continues this
afternoon in the same location, by the entrance booths on the Sound
side, close to shore.

 From Patrick Comins with Keith Mueller:
02/25/14 - Southbury, Mitchell Farm -- I had 2 Glaucous Gulls at
Mitchell Farm on the way in to work this am.  Stopped by at lunchtime
with Keith Mueller and both, perhaps a 3rd were there.  Keith had an
Iceland as well.

 From Paul Desjardins:
02/25/14 - Enfield, Barnes boat launch -- 4 Northern Pintails.

 From Timothy L Thompson:
02/25/14 - Groton, Eastern Point -- 4:51 PM; adult ICELAND GULL. Nice
plumage on it With the setting sun, nice pink legs against the crisp
white plumage.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
02/25/14 - Norwalk, Rt 7 -- 3 BLACK VULTURES atop Total Wine.


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Subject: 02/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:47:40 -0500
 From Russ Smiley:
02/24/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 5:50 PM; I watched a
Snowy Owl land on the long walkway to the beach. 

 From Steve Broker:
02/23/14 - Woodbridge, West Rock Ridge, afternoon trip to the ridge
top -- West Rock is a 7-mile long, north-south trending trap rock
ridge in the towns of New Haven, Hamden, Woodbridge, and Bethany.  The
West Rock Common Ravens are nesting again on a well-hidden,
inaccessible, and undisclosed cliff ledge, first used in 2003.
(For the rest of Steve's news see his message on CTBirds.)

 From Tom Murray:
02/24/14 - Fairfield, Ash Creek -- 11:10 AM; Eurasian Wigeon.

 From Tina Green with Jim Carr, Sara Zagorski, others:
02/24/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- morning; 41 Bonaparte's
Gulls at Meigs Point.

 From Jan Collins:
02/24/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch -- 9 AM; at least 10 NORTHERN
PINTAIL continue (but did not see the Red-necked Grebe).

 From Paul Desjardins 
02/24/14 - Old Lyme/Old Saybrook -- morning; Red Necked Grebe seen
from the boardwalk at the DEEP Marine Headquarters (Old Lyme) but it
was actually on the Old Saybrook side of the river.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
02/24/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Harbor -- about 1:15 PM; 5 Redhead.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
02/24/14 - Norwalk, Saddle Road -- COMMON RAVEN.

 From Tom Zissu:
02/24/14 - Roxbury, Painter Hill Road, Topland Farm -- about 20 Snow
Buntings near road.


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Subject: 02/23/2014 Eared Grebe
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:16:50 -0500
Editor's note:
There were several reports of Tree Swallows today.  It is not a
species that gets covered here, but I think we must all be ready for
any sign of impending spring we can find.


 From John Marshall:
02/23/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- 11:45 AM; EARED GREBE by
the entrance booth.

 From Stefan Martin:
02/23/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- EARED GREBE still
present as of 1:20.  Viewed from the same location.

 From Bill Asteriades and Paul Desjardins:
02/23/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch -- RED-NECKED GREBE (found by
Paul), 26 (by Paul's count) NORTHERN PINTAIL and 2 RED-BREASTED
MERGANSERS among 14 species of waterfowl.

 From Phil Rusch:
02/23/14 - Storrs -- 6 Wilson's Snipe in the wet area between
Hosrebarn Hill Rd and Gurleyville Rd.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
02/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- one male
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE, singing/calling from the top of a tree at the
picnic area by the entrance to Willard's Island.  Also, 12 BONAPARTE'S
GULLS,  resting and feeding on the water by the Meig's Point jetty.

 From Bill Asteriades:
02/23/14 - Hartford, CT river by Riverside Park -- 3 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS continue.
East Hartford, CT river by Great River Park -- LESSER-BACKED BLACK
GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and ICELAND GULL continue.
14 Glastonbury, CT river by Community Center -- 4 NORTHERN PINTAILS
and 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS (drake and hen)

 From Lynn James with Dori Sosensky:
02/23/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 9:30 AM; Snowy Owl. Looking across
the marsh it was along the edge of one of the creeks. We needed our
scope for a positive id.

 From James Sherwonit, CT Audubon EcoTravel group:
02/23/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- one Snowy Owl in the marsh looking
out toward the airport.
Birdseye St boat ramp -- Snowy Owl directly across the Housatonic
River in the marsh.
Milford, Milford Point, Audubon Coastal Center -- Snowy Owl ound on
the back side of the spit looking from the outer platform.

 From Mark Danforth:
02/23/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- Eared Grebe near the ticket
booth, seen from 2:00 to about 3:30 with other birders. Good light and
little wind.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
02/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- a Lapland Longspur
in the Nature Center lot around 4:30 PM Sunday (mixed in with the
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Subject: 02/22/2014 Eared Grebe
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 23:33:09 -0500
 From Sara Zagorski with Annette Cunniffe, the Rottino family, and Tim
Antanitis:
02/22/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Pt -- After spending the entire day at
the point looking for the Eared Grebe with many other birders,
sharp-eyed Annette Cunniffe spotted the bird at 3:30 pm, giving us
great front and side looks. It came in with the high tide and was
swimming in front of the tall orange buoy, at the toll booth entrance
area. Great looks in late afternoon sun.

 From Tina Green:
02/22/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Lesser Black-backed Gull
continues, looking very spiffy.

 From Jamie Meyers:
02/22/14 - East Hartford, Great River Park -- the Lesser Black-backed
Gull continues.  There is also a Glaucous Gull here.
Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch -- at least 16 NORTHERN PINTAILS scattered
along the edge on both sides of the river.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
02/22/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove (area of confluence with
the CT River) -- 1 drake RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 drake NORTHERN
SHOVELER.

 From John Oshlick:
02/22/14 - West Haven, Savin Rock -- 5 Bonaparte's Gulls.

 From Russ Smiley:
02/22/14 - Lyme, DEEP Marine Headquarters -- a white Red-throated Loon
in the river just downriver from the bridge.

 From Paul Carrier:
02/22/14 - Falls Village, Under Mountain Rd -- dark phase fly over
Rough-leg going due north.
?????, on way down to Under Mountain Rd -- a nice adult Northern
Goshawk flew in front of the car chasing something!

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
02/22/14 - Bridgeport, Black Rock section, St Mary's-By-The-Sea -- 8
Redhead (all males) remain.

 From Ralph Amodei:
02/22/14 - Foxon, East Haven -- 2 Common Ravens flying south east and
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Subject: 02/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:39:38 -0500
 From Tina Green:
02/21/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- pair of Northern Pintails
briefly touched down at the mouth of the creek to feed before flying
east, Lesser Black-backed Gull continues.
Compo Beach -- adult Iceland Gull, have not seen one here since
January 30,2013.
Norwalk, 14 Acre Pond (Stonybrook Rd end) -- Blue-winged Teal hen and
1st winter male Northern Shoveler continue from January.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
02/21/14 - East Hartford, Great River Park -- 1 adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.

 From Scott Roxbrough:
02/21/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- SNOWY OWL on roof of
pavillion #3 near West Beach parking lot as of 8:45 AM.

 From Frank Mantlik:
02/21/14 - Stratford, Lordship Seawall (foot of Washington Ave) --
male EURASIAN WIGEON feeding along shore in front of Marnick's
Restaurant.

 From Matthew Male:
02/21/14 - Old Lyme, Great Island -- A pair of White-winged Scoters
just upstream of the platform.

 From Jack Swatt:
02/21/14 - Wolcott yard -- a male PURPLE FINCH at my feeder all day.


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Subject: 02/20/2014 Eared Grebe
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:25:17 -0500
 From Frank Mantlik, with Stefan Martin and two others:
02/20/14 - Greenwich Point , at entrance beach -- 12:15-12:45; EARED
GREBE continues, among 60 Horned Grebes (scattered).

 From Frank Mantlik:
02/20/14 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond -- Adult TRUMPETER SWAN continues
on pond with two Mute Swans and variety of ducks and gulls. Also 2
Common Ravens, adult Peregrine Falcon, Black Vultures. I had decent
scope views from atop snow pile at end of Bradley Rd. off Rt 69.

 From Gina Nichol:
02/20/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
SNOWY OWL, SNOW BUNTINGS.  

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
02/20/14 - Colchester, yard -- 4 Rusty Blackbirds along with
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker continue.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- two Snowy Owls. One from Cedar
Island trail, at the end and the other seen better from the Morraine
trail sitting on a post in field between 1 and 2 o'clock. Snow
Buntings in Nature Center parking area.  Two Fox Sparrows underneath
cedar tree near big rocks on way out to Cedar Island from Willard's
Island about 2:15 PM.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
02/20/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park Boat Launch -- 3 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER.

 From John Oshlick:
02/20/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 1 first cycle Iceland
Gull (near boat ramp), and 2 Purple Sanpipers (on stone jetty).

 From Keith Mueller:
02/20/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 1 Glaucous Gull, 3 adult
Iceland (1 Thayer's-type, 1 with dark primaries and dark irids).

 From Hank Golet:
02/20/14 - Old Lyme, Griswold Pt -- 2 "IPSWICH" SAVANNAH SPARROWS.


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Subject: 02/19/2014 Eared Grebe
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:50:40 -0500
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 From Stefan Martin, Mike Warner:
02/19/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- The EARED GREBE continues
shortly after 10 AM at the same spot as yesterday, at the booth where
they check cards (Sound side).
(Note: Greenwich Point Park is open to non-residents this time of
year.  Entering the park, there is a stop sign with the guard shack.
Make a U-turn and park safely.  Walk out to the little shed and look
out to Long Island Sound slightly east.  Use of a spotting scope is
advised.)

 From Mike VanValen:
02/19/14 - Norwalk, yard -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Roberta Gowing:
02/19/14 - South Windsor, yard -- a few Rusty Blackbirds still at my
feeder.

 From Cecilia Duffy:
02/19/14 - North Haven, Bird Feeder -- Fox Sparrow.


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Subject: 02/18/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:43:31 -0500
 From Stefan Martin:
02/18/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 3:20 PM; EARED GREBE re-found
and viewed at the entrance to the park on the sound side.

 From Frank Gallo:
02/18/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- late afternoon; there was still a
small area of open water on the northwest side of the main lake. I was
pleasantly surprised to see a drake Redhead.

 From Paul Wolter:
02/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- morning; two Snowy Owls at end
of the Moraine trail. One flew off to Clinton, second moved further
into the marsh after close encounter with a male Northern Harrier.

 From George Stephens:
02/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Short-eared Owl
hunting at beginning of Moraine trail around 1:00 PM.

 From Tina Green:
02/17/14 - Bridgeport, Beacon St Cove -- 8 drake Redhead originally
found by Charlie Barnard.  Birds are very close to shore and were only
20 feet offshore sitting on the mud when I arrived.

 From Mark Aronson:
02/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park, West Beach, around the
base of the pines at the parking area -- Ipswich type Savannah
Sparrow.

 From Patrick Comins:
02/16/14 - Westbrook, Menunketesuck Island -- adult Lesser
Black-backed Gull viewed from the access way at the junction of
Pilot's Point Drive and Captains Drive.

 From James Sherwonit:
02/16/14 -  Old Saybrook -- Both Peregrine Falcons were perched on the
south side of the mid-river piers of the Baldwin bridge over the
Connecticut River around 1:40 PM.

 From  Shai Mitra:
02/16/14 - Orient Point ferry, Long Island Sound -- breeding plumaged
COMMON MURRE and RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Tina Green:
02/16/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Lesser Black-backed Gull
continues.
augatuck River, I-95 Bridge/Riverside Ave -- Peregrine Falcon
continues.
Beachside Ave/Greens Farms Rd intersection -- Black Vulture sitting on
telephone pole.
Sherwood Island State Parl -- Fox Sparrow at the feeders in the pine
grove.
CT Audubon/Lower Smith-Richardson Property -- Common Raven.

 From Joe Bear:
02/16/14 - Norwalk -- while waiting in traffic on the off ramp of I95
at Exit 14, amidst a huge red dumpster, 2 large CAT backhoes, and a
couple of broken wooden pallets (an obvious prime birding spot) I
noticed a few birds milling around.  5 Snow Buntings feeding on the
barriers of hay put down during construction.  Go figure.

 From Paul Wolter:
02/15-16/14 - Branford -- Birds at my feeders this weekend include a
Brown Thrasher, 2 Fox Sparrows.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
02/15/14 - New Milford yard -- 2 female Purple Finches at the feeders,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker nearby.


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Subject: 02/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:36:32 -0500
 From Greg Hanisek:
02/15/14 - Wallingford, Mackenzie Reservoir loop -- light ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
02/15/14 - New Milford yard -- flock of 50 +/- Rusty Blackbirds high
in top  of tall tree, chattering then flying away.

 From Roberta Gowing:
02/15/14 - South Windsor yard -- 10 Rusty Blackbirds at my feeder for
the last two days.  First for my yard.

 From Robert Dixon:
02/15/14 - Sterling yard -- feeders, FOX SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD
(10), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.

 From Cindi Kobak:
02/13/14 - North Guilford yard -- adult male and female YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKERS at suet.
02/14/14 - North Guilford yard -- BROWN CREEPER.


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Subject: 02/14/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:39:09 -0500
 From Paul Locke via Patrick Comins:
02/14/14 - Manchester, Manchester Landfill -- first Cycle Glaucous
Gull there Thursday and Friday.

 From Robert Jase:
02/14/14 - New Britain -- Purple Finch showed up this afternoon with a
mate.

 From Mary Mushinsky:
02/12/14 - New Haven(?), New Haven Land Trust's Quinnipiac Meadows --
4 Redhead viewed from the birdwatchers' blind.


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Subject: 02/13/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:16:21 -0500
 From Timothy L Thompson:
02/13/14 - Groton, Avery Point, UConn Campus -- Snowy Owl sitting
100yds due west of lighthouse. In the snow on walking trail. Same bird
from yesterday, dark cap, dark sides and back.

 From Jan Collins:
02/13/14 - Somers, Billings Rd near 9th District Rd intersection --
40-45 SNOW BUNTINGS feeding along the road in between dodging traffic.
I occasionally see 4-5 Buntings mixed in with Horned Larks but this is
the first time I have seen this large a flock, all Snow Buntings, in
Somers.  Also, a couple days ago in the "raptor tree" at the west end
of the open fields on Hutton Rd, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS, hopefully a
pair, one was perched while the other was performing an impressive
aerial display around it.

 From  Brian Kleinman:
02/13/14 - East Granby, Intersection of 189/North Road -- this morning
I noticed 5 sparrow sized bird foraging in the snow in the middle of
route 189 right where North Road intersects.  As I got closer I was
amazed to see that they were SNOW BUNTINGS.  There are plenty of
tobacco fields around and Simsbury Airport is only a mile away, so it
makes sense that they¹re in the area, just surprised to see them at
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Subject: 02/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:50:07 -0500
 From Bob Jase:
02/12/14 - New Britain -- a male Purple Finch.  I hope this means a
new pair may be forming as I'm used to seeing them in pairs.

 From Tina Green:
02/12/14 - Southbury, Purchase Brook Rd / Mitchell Farm -- 2 Iceland
Gulls, Glaucous Gull, 2 White-crowned Sparrows (1 adult, 1 immature).

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
02/12/14 - Bridgeport, Black Rock section, St Mary's By The Sea -- Two
drake Redhead seen at about 3 PM. They were within a raft of about 300
Lesser Scaup. (There was also a raft of about 225 Greater Scaup. The
scaup species stayed in separate rafts for the most part, although
they mingled a bit at times.)

 From Timothy L Thompson:
02/12/14 - Groton, Avery Point, Pine Island (as scoped from Avery
Point behind Branford house) -- Snowy Owl perched on tall leaning pole
on western end. Presumably same bird I reported on 12/20/13. Heavily
barred on cap and sides.

 From Dan Rottino and Family:
02/12/14 - East Haddam yard -- 2 FOX SPARROW for the 7th consecutive
day.

 From Paul Smith:
02/12/14 - New Haven, Quinnipiac River, just south of interstate 91 --
late afternoon -- 4 male Redhead.

 From Paul Carrier:
02/12/14 - Harwinton -- 1 female Purple Finch.
Torrington -- saw at least 6 Raven individually, and a pair being
harassed by crows. More about than usual.


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Subject: 02/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:44:27 -0500
 From Tina Green:
02/11/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Fox Sparrow seen near the gate houses at the entrance feeding on bird
seed.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
02/11/14 - New Milford yard -- Purple Finches (male + female) at
feeders (FOY).

 From Keith Mueller:
02/10/14 - Southbury -- I am very confident that the Mew  
Gull is still in the same location on the Housatonic River ice near  
the Farm on River St.  (For details of why, see Keith's full message
on CTBirds.)

 From Rob Mirer:
02/10/14 - East Haddam, East Haddam Senior Center -- 2 PM; 2 Black
Vultures were circling overhead.

 From J P Barsky with Simon Barsky
02/10/14 - Milford, Gulf Beach -- One male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE about 50
yards offshore.

 From Stefan Martin:
02/09/14 - Greenwich, Belle Haven -- Lesser Scaup.
?????, Grass Island -- 3 drake Redhead.
Stamford, Shippan Point -- Around dusk, a tremendous raft of
Long-tailed Ducks formed straight out. Estimated 1,500+ birds easily.
A very cool sight to see. 
02/10/14 - Greenwich -- about 4:30 PM; 1 light morph Rough-legged Hawk
flying NW over the I-95 Mianus River Bridge.


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Subject: 02/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 23:47:42 -0500
Note: Last night CTBirds delayed delivery of messages for hours so we
have some Saturday reports that only arrived overnight.


 From Sarah Faulkner:
02/09/14 - Collinsville yard -- For just the second time this year, a
single, shy Pine Siskin at the feeder Sunday morning. 

 From Ed Dettore:
02/09/14 - (West?) Hartford, Reservoir 6 -- 2 SNOW GOOSE

 From Ray Belding with Deb Bishop:
02/08/14 - West Hartford, Reservoir 6 -- 2 Snow Geese, 2 Northern
Pintail.
Windsor Locks, Bradley Airport, east side where snow is being dumped
-- 41 Snow Buntings

 From Kevin McGrath:
02/09/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- finally located a Snowy
Owl in the distance hunkered down in the marsh across the river.

 From Dan Rottino:
02/09/14 - East Haddam yard -- FOX SPARROW for the 4 the consecutive
day in a row, one or two each day.

 From Robert Dixon:
02/09/14 - Sterling yard -- YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1f), RUSTY
BLACKBIRD (8).

 From Russ Naylor:
02/09/14 - Lake Zoar, Housatonic River above Stevenson Dam, west of
Oxford & Southbury, east of Newtown and Monroe -- 1 PM; 1 Peregrine
Falcon, 2 immature Iceland Gulls, 1 immature Glaucus Gull.

 From Donna Caporaso:
02/09/14 - Stratford -- white morph Rough-legged Hawk on Lordship Blvd
just before the fork that turns off toward the Airport/Long Beach.  I
have seen the bird in that area several times.

 From Scott Besade:
02/08/14 - New London, Thames River, Bentley Creek -- Lesser Scaup 12.

 From Glenn Williams:
02/08/14 - Southbury -- The Mew Gull was not seen for the three hours
that I was present in Southbury Saturday.  Denise Jurnigan was there
before me and Russ Naylor was there when I left.  Present were a
Glaucous Gull, two Iceland Gulls.  Off nearby Cassidy Road, there was
a White-crowned Sparrow, a mangy coyote eating a vole in the same spot
as last weekend, and a raccoon high in a crab apple tree gorging
itself.

 From Russ Smiley:
02/08/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 4:30 PM; Snowy Owl seen
from Cedar Island platform.  Rough-legged Hawkin area, too.

 From Bill Yule with CT River Museum's Eagle Watch boat tour:
02/08/14 - Connecticut River, between Joshua's Rock, Lyme and Ayer's
Point, Old Saybrook -- 17 sub-adult Bald Eagles, 5 Adult Bald Eagles.


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Subject: 02/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:04:48 -0500
 From Julian Hough:
02/08/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 1 dark Rough-legged Hawk, 1 light
Rough-legged Hawk, 1 Snowy Owl in marsh.
Sniffen Lane -- 1 Snowy Owl seen on Milford Pt visible from Knapp's
Landing.

 From Lisa Wahle:
02/08/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Snowy Owl at end of
Morraine Trail, nice view from Cedar Island trail platform.  2 Snow
Buntings East Beach parking lot.

 From Jason Rieger:
02/08/14 - Wallingford, North Farms Reservoir -- Tundra Swan
continues.  Also drake Redhead.

 From John Oshlick:
02/08/14 - West Haven, West Haven Boat Ramp -- 8 Redhead!

 From Russ Smiley:
02/08/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- noon; mo Redhead, but the
Cackling Goose continues below the cemetery.

 From Bill VanLoan Alec Wiggim:
02/08/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Show Buntings.


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Subject: 02/07/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:29:19 -0500
Note: Passing along this request from Min Huang.  "If you folks are
seeing any nasal marked ducks, please send along the information as to
what species, where, and when to min.huang AT ct.gov.  Thank you."


 From Annie and Mike Perko:
02/07/14 - Colchester yard -- 5 Rusty Blackbirds, Brown Creeper,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

 From Jason Rieger:
02/07/14 - Southbury, River Rd area -- two 1st cycle Iceland Gulls,
one 1st cycle Glaucous Gull.

 From Andy Thiede:
02/07/14 - Berlin -- Two Fox Sparrows doing their back and forth
rumba, stirring up some good eats on a small patch of ground where the
snow has  melted

 From  Carol and Jim Zipp:
02/07/14 - Hamden Yard -- Just back from vacation and happy to see our
Rusty Blackbird flock still hanging in there. (they were being fed
while we were away) Approx 50-60 birds present most all day.  Of note
is that they are singing much more now than only a little over a week
or so ago when we left. 

 From Sara Zagorski:
02/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- NHBC First Wednesday
(sort of) walk was led by Greg Hanisek.  Fantastic looks at a
Rough-legged Hawk soaring over our heads. On the ground we had a
Lapland Longspur and Fox Sparrow.

 From Glenn Williams:
02/07/14 - Mystic yard -- two COMMON RAVENS.

 From Stefan Martin:
02/07/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat ramp -- 1 dark morph Rough-legged
Hawk patrolling the northern end of the marsh in between Milford and
Stratford.

 From Arthur Shippee:
02/07/14 - Hamden, North Lake Dr -- Continuing regularly below our
feeders, Rusty Blackbirds, mixed sex & plumage, flocks up to about 40.


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Subject: 02/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:24:21 -0500
Note: Patrick updated the link in his message I pointed to yesterday.

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140203/046416.html 



 From Bill Banks:
02/05/14 - Seymour yard -- Brown Creeper on the Oak Tree.

 From Bev Propen:
02/05/14 - Orange yard -- 1 Brown creeper on plum tree trunk, Fox
Sparrow.

 From Frank Mantlik:
02/04/14 - Milford Point, as scoped from Sniffens Lane, Stratford --
SNOWY OWL sitting on snow-covered tern nesting bar. It looked right at
home.


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Subject: 02/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:50:28 -0500
Note:  PLEASE read an IMPORTANT message that Patrick Comins posted
today on CTBirds.

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140203/046402.html 



 From Keith Mueller:
02/04/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 2 Glaucous Gulls, 5 Iceland
Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull.


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Subject: 02/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:17:24 -0500
 From Andy Krofina:
02/03/14 - Woodstock, Chamberlain Lake, yard -- Adult male Northern
Goshawk.

 From Susanne Shrader:
02/03/14 - West Hartford, yard -- BROWN CREEPER.

 From Cindi Kobak:
02/03/14 - North Guilford yard -- adult male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
a regular at suet.


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Subject: 02/02/2014 MEW GULL, Eared Grebe
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 23:38:26 -0500
 From Jim Link & Pat McNichol:
02/02/14 - Southbury -- The Mew Gull was finally seen this afternoon
around 1:55 PM in a large flock of mostly Ring-billed Gulls and a few
Herring Gulls feeding in the pumpkin field behind the barns of the
farm at the intersection of River Road and Purchase Brook Road.  The
rain had just started and most other birders had left except 3 other
cars.

 From Stefan Martin:
02/02/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- During our first Sunday Bird
walk Sunday morning I noticed a smaller, dusky faced Grebe in with a
group of Horned Grebes. It was noticeably smaller with very dark
cheeks and a different build. The bird was lost and then picked up
again and viewed by several others. After sending a few digiscoped
shots to numerous people, I am confident calling this bird an EARED
GREBE. The bird was seen off bluff point at about 10:15 this morning.
With much effort, I was unable to relocate the bird. 3:30 PM; Eared
Grebe relocated, seen from the Innis Arden Cottage.

 From Ryan Maclean:
02/02/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- After hearing from Stefan
Martin about the Eared Grebe he found at Greenwich Point this morning,
I headed down there around 3 PM to try and relocate the bird. I
quickly re-found it after only a few minutes of scanning the sound
from the stone wall next to the Innis Arden Cottage. For those of you
unfamiliar with the Point, the I.A Cottage is the first building you
see on your left once you enter the Point, which also contains the
Bruce Museum Seaside Center. There's a small parking lot with a stone
wall infront of it immediately after the building where you can get
out and scan from the beach. The bird was relatively close to shore,
actively feeding in the cove with a bunch of Horned Grebes,
Red-Breasted Mergansers and Long-Tailed Ducks. I was surprised to find
it so far north of the original vantage point that it was seen from
this morning and I'd suspect that it moves around alot during the day.
So if you plan on making the trip to find it make sure you scan along
the sound from as many different points as you can if you initially
come up empty.

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 From Jeffrey Sonshine:
02/02/14 - Greenwich, Todds Point -- a flock of over 100 Snowy Bunting
in the morning.

 From Sara Zagorski with John Oshlick and Dan Rottino:
02/02/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- White-winged Scoter,
Black Scoter, Iceland Gull on jetty, Snowy Owl off of Cedar Island
platform, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, Fox Sparrows.

 From Phil Asprelli:
02/02/14 - ?????, North Farms Reservoir -- The Tundra Swan has
returned. Seen at 12:45 PM.

 From James Purcell:
02/02/14 - Fairfield -- I thought it might be worth mentioning that
the male Barrow's Goldeneye is still here at Penfield Reef in
Fairfield and has never left. It's been exactly 7 weeks as of today.
I'm wondering how long this bird is actually going to stay... usually
the Common Goldeneye start to pull out in late February here.

 From Amy Jarratt:
02/02/14 - Stratford, Duke Drive -- 2 PM; 3 Black Vulture,
Rough-legged Hawk.

 From tephanie Stewart:
02/02/14 - Storrs, Horse Barn Hill Rd, back pastures -- Northern
Shrike chasing bluebirds and others.

 From Mark Danforth with Steph and Duncan Stewart:
02/02/14 - Storrs, Horse barn Hill Road -- 2:45 PM; Northern Shrike
chasing a flock of about 50 Snow Buntings.  It was sitting at the top
of a large Maple tree on the East side of the hill toward the North
end of the pasture when I arrived. Moved around a bit from tree to
tree before chasing the Buntings. We were unable to relocate it after
that.  Thanks Steph and Duncan for the timely call!

 From Frank and Linda Mantlik with Mike and Wanda Moccio:
02/02/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- mid-afternoon; 2 SNOWY OWLS in
salt marsh, 2 ICELAND GULLS on jetty at end of lot ( 1st-cycle and
2nd-cycle).
Lordship Seawall -- RED-NECKED GREBE swimming east along shore.
Birdseye Boat ramp -- SNOWY OWL in marsh on Milford side of river.

 From Tina Green, discovered by Jake Musser:
02/02/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Barnacle Goose in the marsh
on left just before the gates.

 From Cyndi Fazekas:
02/02/14 - Shelton, Shelton Riverwalk -- Red-Necked Grebe just a few
feet from shore.

 From Andrew Block:
02/02/14 - Stratford -- Had a Eurasian Wigeon again, this time at the
end of Long Beach Blvd behind building #600.

 From  Mark Aronson:
02/02/14 - Bridgeport, Captain's Cove Marina -- Northern Pintail hen.


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Subject: 02/01/2014 MEW GULL
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 22:33:49 -0500
 From Mike Resch:
02/01/14 - Southbury -- 11 AM;  Mew Gull continues, seen in field
along River Rd.  Note that the gull flock was present when we arrived
at 9:45, mostly in the field adjacent to River Road, with some feeding
up the hill in and around the buildings, and a few on the water in the
river.  At least one immature Bald Eagle game by a couple times which
kept the flock on its toes.

 From Dan Rottino and family:
02/01/14 - Southbury, River Rd at Purchase Brook intersection -- 10:30
AM; 1 MEW GULL with approximately 500 ring-billed gulls.  The bird was
seen with several other birders for a few brief moments, in the lower
part of the field along River Rd.  Then it flew behind and to the left
of the barn landing again, at which point I lost sight of it
forevermore.  We tried in vain to relocate it until 1:30.

 From Donna Caporaso:
02/01/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 4 Snowy Owls; 1 in marshes
opposite parking lot, 3 between Long Beach West and Pleasure Beach
(down by the round concession stand!)  Also at Long Beach, 2nd Cycle
Iceland Gull, 1 Peregrine Falcon perched on a tree for quite a while,
5 Snow Buntings.

 From Himmelmans and Kobaks:
02/01/14 - Old Saybrook, North Cove Road -- (30?) SNOW BUNTINGS in
spruce, power lines, and grass.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR with flock of
SNOW BUNTINGS. SNOWY OWL on a post in Clinton Harbor.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
02/01/14 - Enfield, Saint Patrick Cemetery (Pleasant Street) -- 1
drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.

 From Tina Green:
02/01/14 - Southport, Harbor Rd. Bridge -- Barnacle Goose continues
(with Canada Goose flock) on the water.

 From Paul Cashman:
02/01/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Phil Rusch:
02/01/14 - New London to Orient Point (LI) ferry -- 9:15 AM ferry from
NL to OP and back. The ride over to Orient was disappointing with only
1 Bonepart's Gull. The return trip, in CT waters there were 5
Razorbills and 2 more Bonepart's Gulls.  (A Thick-billed Murre was way
inside New York waters, but could easily stray into CT waters.)

 From John Oshlick:
02/01/14 - Westhaven Boat Ramp -- Male and Female Redhead present.
Look North toward the West River.

 From Patrick and Gia Comins:
02/01/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 3 First cycle Glaucous Gulls
and a 4th cycle Iceland Gull.  Oh and a somewhat ratty looking 2nd
cycle Nelson's Gull.
Enfield, St Patrick's Cemetery -- Barrow's Goldeneye continues.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
02/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Northern Pintail drake
in the first marsh on the right near the park entrance.

 From Scott Besade:
02/01/14 - New London, Bentley Creek -- Lesser Scaup (9 drake, 4 hen).

 From John and Alex La Force:
02/01/14 - Old Saybrook,  cove north of Fenwick -- afternoon; 3
Redhead.

 From Doug Beach:
01/31/14 - Simsbury/Bloomfield town line, on Talcott Mountain; just
south of the Tariffville section of Simsbury -- Two Black Vultures.
Simsbury --  three Northern Pintail in an area of open water on the
Farmington River; just north of the model airplane field on Nod Road.


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Subject: 01/31/2014 MEW GULL
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:20:58 -0500
 From Frank Mantlik, with a variety of others:
01/31/14 - Southbury, River Rd -- MEW GULL first located on the river
at 12:20.  Relocated at 12:55.

Note from Patrick Comins: mid-day seems to be the best time.  The
gulls start arriving around 8 AM, but build through noon.  It seem
that after 3 PM there are no gulls to be found!

Note, repeating what Patrick said yesterday:  The flock
moves around quite a bit.  At times the gulls have been feeding or
roosting in the fields on either side of Purchase Brook Road at
Mitchell Farm.  Please do not trespass on Mitchell Farm, or get out of
cars on River Road west of intersection with Purchase Brook (signs
posted to remain in vehicle).  Traffic on River Road can travel fast.
Bring a scope and some eye drops, and maybe some Tylenol; it doesn't
exactly stand out like a sore thumb. 

 From Keith Mueller:
01/31/14 - Southbury, just south of the Shepaug Dam -- 12:30 pm to
1:30 PM; MEW GULL continues seen by many. Seen in the fields in the
morning and then in the river shortly after. Distant views, scope is
necessary searching through 1,000 Gulls mostly Ring-billed. Also 3
ICELAND GULLS (2- 1st cycle) one very pale bird with pure white
primaries, one darker, and a 2nd cycle flying up the river that never
landed with the Gull flock.  Also light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at
Cassidy Road (over the hill from the river), also a quick look at the
very pale Redtail Hawk that Patrick found the other day.

 From John Oshlick:
01/31/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- Gull numbers seemed low but I
had 2 First cycle Glaucous Gulls.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
01/31/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- 1 drake REDHEAD continues
as does 1 CACKLING GOOSE.

 From Gil Salk:
01/31/14 - Hebron, yard -- FOY Brown Creeper.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
01/31/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat ramp -- drake Northern Shoveler in
the morning.  Also Eurasian Wigeon, and a Wilson' Snipe flew into the
little marsh where the sewage outflow stream is located.

 From Sean Murtha:
01/31/14 - Greenwich, Byram Shore Park -- at lunchtime one RED-NECKED
GREBE, over towards Belle Haven.

 From Judy Richardson:
01/31/14 - Fairfield(?) -- 1:30; the Barnacle Goose was posing with
the Canadas today across from the Yacht Club on the CCofF fairways.
First good weather to watch him. Handsome bird.

 From Mike Whittlesey:
01/31/14 - Windsor -- Three BLACK VULTURES in flight together near the
Windsor Land Fill.

 From Steve Broker:
01/31/14 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond & West Rock Ridge from the ridge
top -- 1:20 PM to 2:50 PM -- The Trumpeter Swan has returned.  Also
Common Raven (1 pair).

 From Barb DeRienzo:
01/31/14 - East Haven -- Seen in LIS near the Farm River, raft of
approx 20 Lesser Scaup; close-up view of lone White-winged Scoter
feasting on a crab.

 From Charlotte Matthews:
01/31/14 - Stratford, Housatonic Avenue -- FOX SPARROWS at feeder in
back yard.


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Subject: 01/30/2014 MEW GULL
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:07:00 -0500
 From Patrick Comins:
01/30/14 - Southbury -- Mew Gull on the Housatonic, from River Road,
just east of the intersection with Purchase Brook Road.  The flock
moves around quite a bit.  At times the gulls have been feeding or
roosting in the fields on either side of Purchase Brook Road at
Mitchell Farm.  Please do not trespass on Mitchell Farm, or get out of
cars on River Road west of intersection with Purchase Brook (signs
posted to remain in vehicle).  Traffic on River Road can travel fast.
Bring a scope and some eye drops, and maybe some Tylenol; it doesn't
exactly stand out like a sore thumb. 

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
01/30/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- 1 CACKLING GOOSE.

 From Bill Banks:
01/30/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Eastern Meadowlark
continues on second sparrow lane.
Stratford, Sikorsky Airport -- 10:45 AM; Snowy Owl out on runway near
"K" 11-29 red marker from observation lookout area.
Birdseye Boat ramp -- With Greg Hanisek; 2 Wilson's Snipe at end of
guardrail near outfall. 

 From Frank Mantlik:
01/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach - 2 SNOWY OWLS (and 1 Red Fox) in
Great Meadows salt marsh.

 From David Lawton:
01/30/14 - Farmington, Riverside Cemetery -- Drake Redhead.

 From Mike VanValen:
01/30/14 - Norwalk -- 1 Common Raven flying towards the Woods
Pond/Fourteen Acre Pond area (with American Crows) around 1:30 PM.

 From Gil Salk:
01/30/14 - Hebron -- Single Black Vulture crossing Rt 85 near Gilead
Hill School at about 1:00 PM.

 From Paul Desjardins:
01/30/14 - Wallingford, North Farms Reservoir -- 7:50 AM; Tundra Swan.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- afternoon;  9 Snow Buntings and 2
Lapland Longspurs near nature center and Fox Sparrow along edge of
woods near cedar island.
Stratford, Short Beach -- morning; at least 26 Snow Buntings.

 From John Oshlick:
01/30/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- 1 Red-necked Grebe swam up
the river. It was still present at dusk when I left but far up river.
Also 1 American Pippit, and a Snowy Owl across the river on an osprey
platform.

 From Mike Warner:
01/30/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- Around 2:30 PM I saw a
Red-necked Grebe less than 100 feet off the Birdseye boatramp
shoreline, diving and feeding as the outgoing tide carried it down
river.  I relocated to Beacon Point Road and after a shortwhile it
came into view doing the same until I lost sight of it behind the rock
jetty.  Also seen, Wilson's Snipe.


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Subject: 01/29/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:27:21 -0500
 From Robert Dixon:
01/29/14 - Groton, Avery Pt -- RED-NECKED GREBE between lighthouse and
observation deck at 10:30 AM.

 From Phil Asprelli:
01/29/14 - Wallingford, North Farms Reservoir -- Tundra Swan, patience
required.  After waiting for several minutes it raised it's head and
preened for about 20 seconds before returning to sleeping mode.

 From Keith Mueller:
01/29/14 - Windsor, Windsor landfill -- 2 Glaucous Gulls 2 adult
Iceland Gulls.

 From Paul Desjardins:
01/29/14 - Suffield, Windsor Locks Canal State Park -- Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker.
Windsor Locks -- on the way home a Peregrine Falcon flew in front of
my car just before the route 140 bridge.

 From Sarah Faulkner:
01/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Common Murre off
Meigs pt 4:30 PM, heading out, rough water. Good look, clear id, no
pics unfortunately.  Also Purple Sandpipers, Great Cormorant.

 From Tina Green:
01/29/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph),
Eastern Meadowlark (relocated earlier today by Frank Mantlik. What a
treat to see that beautiful yellow breast against the snow!)
Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- American Woodcock,Brown Thrasher,and 2
Eastern Towhee(males) seen near the area of the west end platform, Fox
Sparrow in the spruce grove

 From  Dean Rupp:
01/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR
and 22 SNOW BUNTINGS (with flock of Horned Larks) in the Nature Center
Parking lot, 3:30 PM.

 From Stefan Martin:
01/29/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 2 light morph Rough-Legged Hawks
hunting the landfill around noon.  16 Lapland Longspurs (with a flock
of about 30 Horned Lark).

 From Meredith Sampson:
01/28/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 1st cycle ICELAND GULL on
rock jetty at western side of the park, 45-50 SNOW BUNTINGS. 
 From Judy Richardson:
01/28/14 - Easton yard -- juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in a
maple.

 From Bill Asteriades:
01/26/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- SAVANNAH "IPSWICH"
SPARROW (very rare inland) feeding in the cut corn field near the tree
line at the intersection of Great Meadow Road and N Meadow Lane with
10 "regular" savannah sparrows. This subspecie breeds on Sable Island,
Nova Scotia and traditionally winters on sand dunes along the coast.
It represents the first inland sighting in CT per eBird, and differs
from the "Ipswich" Sparrow reported last month which was recently
changed to unidentified based on a couple of possible conflicting
field marks. Thanks to Julian Hough and Greg Hanisek for confirming
the ID.


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Subject: 01/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:27:24 -0500
 From Frank Mantlik with Bill Banks, Greg Hanisek, Paul Desjardins:
01/28/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 9:45 to 11:00 AM; 1 GLAUCOUS
GULL, 1 ICELAND GULL ( both 1st-cycle).

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
01/28/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM -- 1
first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL, 1 first-cycle ICELAND GULL, 1 adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.


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Subject: 01/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:12:54 -0500
 From Frank Mantlik with Bill Banks, Greg Hanisek, Paul Desjardins:
01/28/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 9:45 to 11:00 AM; 1 GLAUCOUS
GULL, 1 ICELAND GULL ( both 1st-cycle).

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
01/28/14 - Windsor, Windsor Landfill -- 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM -- 1
first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL, 1 first-cycle ICELAND GULL, 1 adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.


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Subject: 01/27/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:35:17 -0500
 From John Oshlick:
01/27/14 - New Haven, Fort Nathan Hale -- 1 first cycle Iceland Gull.

 From Tina Green:
01/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- Northern Pintail drake in
creek on right at the entrance gate, Northern Gannet flying west and
very close to shore, seen from Meigs Pt parking lot, 2 Lapland
Longspur and Snow Bunting flock on the grassy areas near nature
center.

 From Phil Asprelli via Tina Green:
01/27/14 - Wallingford, North Farms Reservoir -- Tundra Swan
continues.

 From Keith Mueller:
01/27/14 - Windsor, Windsor landfill -- 5 Glaucous Gulls total for the
day.  4 Iceland Gulls, 2- 1st cycle (1 pale and 1 darker), 1- 2nd
cycle, and a quick look at an adult with black wing-tips.

 From Paul Desjardins:
01/27/14 - Windsor, center along Farmington river -- Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker and Winter Wren.

 From Frank Mantlik:
01/27/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- large 2nd-cycle ICELAND GULL
continues, SNOWY OWL in salt marsh.
Stratford Point -- 1 Lesser Scaup, 1 White-winged Scoter, 150 Snow
Buntings.
Short Beach Park -- male EURASIAN WIGEON.
Raven Pond Park (East Main/Rt 110 and Brookside) -- female Northern
Pintail, male MALLARD X NORTHERN PINTAIL HYBRID.

 From Jonathan Trouern-Trend:
01/26/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- GLAUCOUS GULL seen just
offshore near the end of the Moraine trail. Appeared to be a first
winter bird.  Also 4 Fox Sparrows feeding under the trees next to the
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Subject: 01/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:03:47 -0500
 From Jack Swatt:
01/26/14 - New Haven -- The juvenile RED-HEAED WOODPECKER at the
corner of Lincoln and Bradley in New Haven was still there this AM at
8:10.  Seen on the same dead snag at the top of the tree right on the
NW corner of the intersection.  More red starting to fill in on the
head.

 From Jason Rieger:
01/26/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- Eurasian Wigeon continues close
to shore in front of lavatories / play-scape area.

 From Sara Zagorski:
01/26/14 - Preston, Amos pond --  1 Greater white-fronted Goose
continues in small patch of open water with about 500 Canada Goose
flock. Bald Eagle kept spooking the birds. Viewed from roads at back
of pond.

 From Brendan Murtha:
01/26/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- A push of snow brought HUGE
flocks of Snow Buntings (and Horned Larks) into the Short Beach
parking area, along with a bunch of LAPLAND LONGSPUR.  Although it was
hard to get a count as the flocks kept moving, some views had 3-4
longspurs in a binocular view.  Awesome!
Long Beach marsh -- 1 Snowy Owl.
Lordship Blvd -- 1 Snowy Owl, perched on a snag right along the blvd.

 From Patrick Comins:
01/26/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- I counted 17 just now (3:50 PM)!
Note: From context I assume 17 Lapland Longspurs, but 

 From Robert Hutton:
01/26/14 - New Haven -- 10:45 AM; Red Headed Woodpecker was on Lincoln
Street about twenty yard beyond the nest tree.

 From Robert Dixon with five other birders:
01/26/14 - Plainfield, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- Sunday Bird Walk;
WILSON'S SNIPE, WINTER WREN, RUSTY BLACKBIRD.  Return trip in the
afternoon a drake NORTHERN SHOVELER.

 From Jonah Cohen:
01/26/14 - Bloomfield/West hartford, reservoir #6 -- Morning looks
like the time to go for the Snow Geese here; Saw them at close range
in the patch of open water ~10:00 AM.

 From Bruce Anderson:
01/25/14 - Ledyard -- About noon on Saturday I saw two very large
birds flying overhead making a sound that I have never heard before.
After a little research on the Macaulay library, I determined that the
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Subject: 01/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:25:27 -0500
 From Rebecca Schwartz:
01/25/14 - Bloomfield, Res 6 -- morning; 2 Snow Geese on the
Bloomfield side.

 From Dan Rottino:
01/25/14 - Southbury, Cassidy Rd -- A nice extended look at a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS one of which was an
adult.  All viewed for an hour from 11:35 to 12:35.

 From Paul Desjardins:
01/25/14 - Rocky Hill -- afternoon; seen from the parking lot at the
ferry crossing, 4 GREAT  CORMORANTS.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger with Maryann O'Leary, Annette Cunniffe:
01/25/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Harbor -- 3 REDHEADS, Lesser Scaup.

 From Tina Green:
01/25/14 - Simsbury, Cornfield on Rt 10 across from the Weatogue Fire
Station -- Snow Goose flew in around 3:15 PM with Canada Geese, 75+
Rusty Blackbirds in trees at edge of the field.

 From Robert Dixon:
01/25/14 - Sterling yard -- RUSTY BLACKBIRD (9 total with six spending
the day at the feeders) and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1f).

 From John Ogren:
01/23/14 - Old Saybrook, Baldwin Bridge -- Peregrine Falcon on
transmission tower.
Founders Park -- Rough-Legged Hawk.
01/24/14 - Danbury, 307 White Street -- at least 7 Black Vultures,
close range (20-50') at Winter Bros Recycling.
01/25/14 - Old Saybrook, At Chalker Mill Pond off of Ingham Hill Road
-- Purple Finch, Common Raven.


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Subject: 01/24/2014 Thayer's Gull
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:19:15 -0500
 From Patrick Comins:
01/24/14 - Windsor, Windsor landfill -- first Cycle Thayer's Gull.  I
also had at least 3 Iceland Gulls, one first cycle Lesser Black-backed
Gull and a small funky dark gull I'm not putting a name on.  And a
Black Vulture.

 From Robert Hutton:
01/24/14 - New Haven, Long Wharf -- 7:30 AM; Snowy Owl was sighted
behind the rocky outcrop at the pier. It could not be seen from the
other end of the pier. This looks like different bird as there was no
yellowing around the eye, unless, of course, the ye problem is gone.
It left at 7:40.

 From Sean Murtha:
01/24/14 - Norwalk -- a COMMON RAVEN flying over Highland Avenue, just
south of Brien McMahon High School.

 From Greg Hanisek:
01/24/14 - Bethlehem, Hard Hill Road -- 1 Snow Bunting, 1 LAPLAND
LONGSPUR, 1 VESPER SPARROW.

 From CJ & Gary Lemmon:
01/24/14 - Branford, yard -- 2 Common Ravens and 31 Black Vultures all
chowing down on road kill meat we scattered out back.  Later, also a
Rough-legged Hawk.

 From Claudia Longmore:
01/24/14 - Wethersfield, yard -- Fox Sparrow at my feeders again today
(Wednesday was the 1st day) for less than 2 minutes.

 From Jay Kaplan:
01/24/14 - West Hartland -- For you January listers, there is a male
purple finch frequenting a feeder on the east side (reservoir side) of
Route 20.  It is a green house, I believe the number is 124.  The
feeder is directly in front of the house.

 From Dan Rottino:
01/24/14 - West Hartford, Reservoir#6 -- 2:00 PM; I observed 2 adult
SNOW GOOSE until 2:15pm at the far north end.  Great close-up views!

 From Arthur Shippee:
01/24/14 - Hamden:  North Lake Dr -- below our feeders, 60+ Rusty
Blackbirds, mixed sex & plumage.

 From Mark Danforth:
01/24/14 - Simsbury -- 4:15 PM; two Snow Geese in cornfield across
from the Weatogue firehouse on Rt 10.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
01/24/14 - Southport, Harbor Road -- Barnacle Goose on ice by bridge,
preening, with Canadas 11 AM.


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