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Subject: 09/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:26:22 -0400
 From Leslie Meredith:
09/17/14 - Westport(?), Greens Farms station -- 4 Common Nighthawks
hovering pver the station.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/17/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 2 CAPE MAY WARBLER feeding
together at waters edge.

 From Tina Green:
09/17/14 - Westport,  CT Audubon Tree Farm -- 1 Philadelphia Vireo,
CAPE MAY WARBLER, 2 Dickcissel( flyovers), and 2 Bobolinks( in the
most eastern field).

 From John Oshlick:
09/17/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, end of Hunters Mtn Rd --
Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, BrownThrasher.  (Greg
Hanisek had a Tennessee Warbler.)

 From Patrick Comins:
09/17/14 -  Southbury, Audubon Center at Bent of the River --
Lincoln's Sparrow and Philadelphia Vireo.
Meriden, Yard -- Red-breasted Nuthatch.

 From Judy Moore:
09/17/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- Lincoln's
Sparrow.

 From Tom Murray:
09/17/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 6:45 PM; about 20
Common Nighthawks.

 From William Freedberg:
09/17/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 2
Western Sandpiper, 1 Red Knot (end of point).

 From Meredith Sampson:
09/16/14 - Old Greenwich, Innis Arden tennis courts -- 4 COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS.


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Subject: 09/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:21:48 -0400
 From Tina Green:
09/16/14 - Fairfield, Southport Beach -- 9 Blue-winged Teal.
Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- 2 Soras on the west side in one of the
small ponds out I the open feeding.

 From Bill Banks:
09/16/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 51 Bobolink.

 From Greg Hanisek:
09/16/14 - Litchfield, Cemetery Pond -- PECTORAL SANDPIPER with a
single Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper. Also 3 Blue-winged
Teal.
Litchfield, Chestnut Hill hawk watch -- one flyby Common Nighthawk
while I was there from 1-2 PM.

 From Paul Carrier:
09/16/14 - Litchfield, East Cemetary -- one Ruffed Grouse.

 From Doug Beach:
09/16/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- One Pectoral Sandpiper continued
from Monday.

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
09/16/14 - Branford -- COMMON NIGHTHAWKS still passing over the Farm
River here in Short Beach.

 From Daisy Echevarria:
09/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- about 10 Common
Nighthawk.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
09/15/14 - Wilton, Allen's Meadow -- 1 BOBOLINK


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Subject: 09/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:40:44 -0400
Note 1: Apologies to the many Hawk Watch sites which have been quite
busy counting many hawks for the last couple of days.  You can read
about some of them on CTBirds.

Note 2: Sorry about the delayed report.  Life is like that sometimes.


 From Patrick Comins Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe, Stewart Hudson, Katie
O'Brien, Carole Clarkson and Sandy Nissley:
09/15/14 - Guilford, Leetes island/ Shell Beach -- A juvenile Baird's
Sandpiper close to Rt 146 and a flock of 9 Blue-winged Teal!

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/15/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park Pond -- 1 SNOWY EGRET.

 From Greg Hanisek:
09/15/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 1 Common
Nighthawk, 200 Bobolinks and 2 Purple Finches. These diurnal migrants
are seen mostly in the first 2 hours of the hawk watch 7-9 a.m. These
are birds visibly migrating over the point; on many days there are
also varying numbers nocturnal migrants (warblers etc.) in the park
that can be found by walking the trails.

 From Jim Moore, Paul Carrier:
09/15/14 - Colebrook, Colebrook Reservoir -- Solitary Sandpiper.

 From John Ogren:
09/15/14 - Old Saybrook, Plum Bank Marsh -- 6 PM; 10 adult LITTLE BLUE
HERON, 12 immature LITTLE BLUE HERON, 4 SEASIDE SPARROWS, no salt
marsh sparrows.

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/15/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- An hour just after high tide
this evening had a juv WESTERN SANDPIPER and an adult WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER. Terns were feeding in the harbor, including 4 FORSTER'S
TERNS.

 From Larry Bausher:
09/15/14 - Stratford, Great Meadows Marsh -- 4:30; 7 female/ immature
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, first seen in marsh behind first Long  
Beach parking lot, then followed to top of house at end of Oak Bluff  
Ave, and then on beach; 3 Whimbrel continue, seen from Oak Bluff  
Ave.; 8 immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Mike Widmer:
09/15/14 - Fairfield, yard -- 3 Common Nighthawks flying low over my
backyard/pasture/woods near Samp Mortar Lake at dusk tonight; first
time I have seen them in several years.

 From Barbara Pokorny:
09/14/14 - Niantic, Rocky Neck State Park -- From the marsh platform,
a Marbled Godwit.  First seen  10:45 AM. Flew to west and out of site
for 10 minutes. Then returned to view east of platform for 1-2 minutes
then flew north to far end of marsh and not relocated.

 From Gina Nichol:
09/14/14 - Branford, Branford Supply Ponds -- 1 Hooded Warbler.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
09/14/14 - Orange, Maltby Lakes RWA property (permit required) -- at
least 12 Red-breasted Nuthatches.  I found a pair here in June on the
summer bird count, but the widespread abundance of this species here
today suggests that these birds are early arriving migrants.  The
early arrival of RB Nuthatches usually portends a good winter finch
irruption year.

 From Tom Murray:
09/14/14 - Stratford -- 3 Whimbrel again today feeding on mudflat just
before entrance to Long Beach.  Seen at 7 PM.

 From Steve Mayo:
09/14/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 2 Common Nighthawks.

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
09/14/14 - East Haven & Short Beach/ Branford, Farm River border
between them -- Common 12 Nighthawks quite low over the river heading
SW.

 From Shaun Martin:
09/13/14 - Stratford -- 1:20 PM; two Whimbrel on the exposed mud flat
just before the entrance of Long Beach.

 From Roy Zartarian:
09/13/14 - Newington -- one adult PEREGRINE FALCON perched on the
Cedarcrest antenna tower and 2 immature PEREGRINES at the top of a
dead tree as the southwest corner of Cedar Hill Cemetery.

 From Frank Mantlik:
09/13/14 - Stratford, Access Rd Pool -- 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER.
Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave, Great Meadows marsh just before beach
entrance -- at least 3 WHIMBREL.

 From Kevin Finnan:
09/13/14 - Litchfield, Cemetery Pond -- Blue-winged Teal, Solitary
Sandpipers.

 From Paul Carrier & Hartford Audubon club trip:
09/13/14 - West Hartland, Booth Hill -- 1 immature Northern Goshawk, 2
Common Raven, 2 Bobolink.


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Subject: 09/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:58:34 -0400
EXTRALIMITAL NOTE: A Whiskered Tern was being seen in Cape May NJ
regularly on Friday.  This is only the third record for this species
in North America.  (Both prior records were also at Cape May.)


 From Hank Golet:
09/12/14 - Old Lyme, Great Island -- AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, PEREGRINE
FALCON.

 From Mike Resch:
09/12/14 - Pomfret, CT Audubon facility -- in the hedgerows, 2
Lincoln's Sparrows and a somewhat late Bobolink.

 From Preston Lust:
09/12/14 - Westport --  two migratory BLACK VULTURES.

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
09/12/14 - Branford -- 7:45 PM; 125 NIGHTHAWKS streaming over the Farm
River around 7:45 PM in the area of the town line of Branford & East
Haven Route 142 (Shore Drive).

 From Dana Campbell and friends:
09/12/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk watch -- 3 PEREGRINE
FALCONS, 1 Common Nighthawk, 25 Bobolink.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
09/11/14 - Litchfield, Cemetery Pond -- 2 solitary sandpipers;
Blue-winged Teal.

 From Doug Beach:
09/11/14 - Simsbury -- A concentrated flock of 26 (twenty-six) Common
Ravens, first spotted by Sam Fried at 6:45 PM, soaring over Talcott
Mountain; approximately one-quarter mile north of Wintonbury Road. The
birds circled in the same location for at least 15 minutes before
settling into the trees just after 7:00 PM.


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Subject: 09/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:30:20 -0400
 From Bill Batsford:
09/11/14 - Guilford, Rt 146  & Shell Beach Rd, Leete's marsh -- 11:30
to 12; Baird's sandpiper and 2 Pectoral sandpipers.

 From Ryan Maclean:
09/11/14 - Greenwich -- Had a surprisingly good late nighthawk flight
over Audubon Greenwich this evening, with 106 counted from 2 PM
onwards. Many were seen to our East actively feeding and generally
moving in a Northerly direction.


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Subject: 09/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:59:26 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/10/14 - Hartford/Wethersfield, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- 1 BROWN
THRASHER.

 From Keith Mueller:
09/10/14 - Guilford, Leetes Island Marsh -- Western Sanpiper and
Pectoral Sanpiper.

 From Tina Green:
09/10/14 - Westport, CT Audubon Tree Farm -- Tennessee Warbler,
Mourning Warbler.

 From Kat Kuckens:
09/10/14 - South Windsor, end of Vibert Road -- 2 or three Brown
Thrasher near the boat ramp.

 From Steve Spector:
09/10/14 - Milford, Milford Point, sandbar -- 12 to 2 PM, juvenile
American Golden-Plover; White-rumped Sandpiper; at one view, 6
Saltmarsh Sparrows.

 From Tom Kelly:
09/10/14 - West Haven -- 12:30 PM; American Advocet in flight. Seen
from beach parking lot on Ocean Ave. between Linwood Ave. and South
St. heading north.

 From Angela Dimmitt with Todd Boland:
09/10/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.

 From Charlie Barnard:
09/09/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- one American Golden-Plover (among
about 80 Black-bellied Plovers) at about 10:30 AM.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
09/09/14 - Sherman, Wimisink marsh, big pond -- OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Linda Vegliante:
09/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 Sora in the spot where one
often gets Clapper Rail.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Very quick trip thru produced 1
Pectoral Sandpiper in Boulder Pond, 1 Saltmarsh Sparrow in marsh just
to north of Nature Center parking lot, and one Little Blue Heron in
marsh south of same parking lot.

 From Bill Banks:
09/09/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- one Dickcissel,
calling, as a flyby.

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
09/09/14 - Branford, Short Beach (Clark Ave) -- 15 Common Nighthawks
lazily 'streamed' on through and out over the sound. They were quite
low hawking dragon flies.


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Subject: CT Report 09/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:45:26 -0400
 From Ryan MacLean:
09/08/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- Had a Philadelphia Vireo
around 7:40 AM around the Teenage Forest Boardwalk (between the field
next to the hawkwatch and the apple orchard).

 From John Oshlick:
09/08/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, West Block, End of
Hunters Mtn Rd -- 10 species of warbler including 1 Tennessee Warbler.

 From Keith Mueller:
09/08/14 - Guilford, Leetes island marsh -- 4 Blue-winged Teal,
Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper.  Also Peregrine Falcom.

 From Frank Mantlik and Joe Bear:
09/08/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point -- land birds were fairly
sparse this morning, but the trail at the NW border held 2
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.

 From Gina Nichol with Steve Bird:
09/08/14 - Guilford, 146 marshes -- American Pipit, observed for 10
minutes before it flew off not to be seen again.  11:30 AM; Stilt
Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper.  12:05 PM; 4 Blue-winged Teal at
Guilford 146 Marshes at Shell Beach

 From Carolyn Cimino with Frank Mantlik and Joe Baird:
09/08/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach on Rt 146 -- 3:00 PM; Baird's
Sandpiper still here.

 From Glenn Williams:
09/08/14 - ystic yard -- COMMON RAVEN, second yard occurrence.


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Subject: 09/06/2014 Marbled Godwit
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:20:32 -0400
 From Tina Green:
09/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Audubon center -- Marbled Godwit
out in the marsh at 7 AM, seen from the tower.

 From Donna Caporaso via Charlie Barnard Jr:
09/07/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- photographed what is
probably the same Marbled Godwit reported earlier by Tina Green from
Milford Point.

 From Tina Green:
09/07/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- 9:55 AM; the Marbled
Godwit is still here roosting on the blacktop near the outflow
channel.

 From Frank and Linda Mantlik:
09/07/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- The Marbled Godwit flew
off about 10:40 AM, headed south down river, and was last seen flying
east across river towards Milford Point. (It might have also turned
back and headed toward Short Beach, Stratford.  Many happy birders and
photographers.

 From Mark Danforth:
09/07/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 6:00 to 7:30 AM; Buff-breasted
Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper and Red Knot.  (No Avocet.)

 From Steve Spector:
09/07/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 2:10 PM, Buff-breasted Sandpiper
(watched with Larry Bausher), one of very few shorebirds around.

 From Paul Fusco:
09/07/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 5:35 PM; Juvenile Buff-breasted
Sandpiper.  Juvenile Peregrine Falcon.

 From Glenn Williams with Phil Rusch:
09/07/14 - Groton, Bluff Point, hot corner and surrounding trails --
The front visibly passed just after 7am.  Despite that, we had
approximately 170 warblers of 10 species with about 80% being
redstarts.  Most notable were five Bobolink and a Peregrine Falcon.

 From Greg Hanisek, in part with John Oshlick, Gina Nichol, Steve
Bird:
09/07/14 - Naugautck, Naugatuck State Forest, Hunter's Mountain
section -- Between all of us, 15 species of warblers (maybe more I
don't know about). including TENNESSE WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER and
WILSON's WARBLER.

 From Meredith Sampson with Cynthia Ehlinger, Debby Ethridge, Bo
Hopkins & "First Sundays" group:
09/07/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- 3 COMMON RAVENS put
on quite a show with awesome views and calls.  Also one Tennessee
Warbler.

 From Paul Carrier, with Jim Moore:
09/07/14 - Colebrook, Colebrook reservoir -- The water is finally down
showing some mud. We had 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper.

 From Paul and Maureen Wolter:
09/07/14 - Branford, Sybil Creek -- At 7 PM a total of 44 Common
Nighthawks in small groups appeared pursuing and eating dragonflies.
Abruptly at 730 pm the dragonfly flight stopped.

 From Lane Kirby:
09/07/14 - Branford, Indian Neck -- 7:25 to 7:40 PM; 10 - 12 Common
Nighthawks feeding.

 From Steve Mayo:
09/07/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 405 Bobolink.


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Subject: 09/06/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:15:16 -0400
 From Russ Smiley:
09/06/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 7:18 AM; American Avocet refound
on south side of north point.

 From Debbie McTigue:
09/06/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 9 AM; American Avocet in the
cove by the treatment plant.

 From Roy Harvey:
09/06/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 3:15 PM; American Avocet in the
tidal lagoon, south end.  Earlier, out on the beach facing west, one
American Golden-Plover

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/06/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- There was an incredible feeding
frenzy in the harbor during and after the storms this evening that
included some 10,000 combined Common Terns and Laughing Gulls. The
sight was one to behold. Among the several swarming flocks were many
FORSTER'S TERNS and a single juvenile BLACK TERN picked out by Steve
Bird.  One BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was elusive but was seen off and
on. The AMERICAN AVOCET was feeding in the lagoon after the storms had
passed.

 From Mark Aronson:
09/06/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- around 2:15 PM; three larger
shorebirds flew in from the east shore, circled a bit, did not land
and continued west and seemed very much like HUDSONIAN GODWIT. 

 From John Oshlick:
09/06/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 2 Whimbrels; sadly, they flew.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
09/06/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island marsh -- around 1 PM;
Buff-breasted Sandpiper seen from Rt 146.

 From Mark Danforth:
09/06/14 - Willington -- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher on Trask rd, near
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Subject: 09/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:17:03 -0400
 From Paul Wolter:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 7:05 AM; American Avocet
continues.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/05/14 - West Haven -- American Avocet still there as of 8:50 on the
north side of Sandy Point roosting in the cove near the sewage
treatment plant.

 From John Oshlick:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 9:15 AM; American Avocet
continues.  Also 2 Caspian terns on far bar.  10:20 AM; at least 1
Wilson's Phalarope and 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper continue far out on
the point.

 From Tina Green:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 10:05; American Avocet
continues.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 10:25; American Avocet still
roosting near treatment plant, just north of trail.

 From James Winkelmann:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1:30 PM; 1 American Avocet
initially roosting in the cove by the treatment facility, then around
noon as we headed back in from the point it was actively feeding in
the shallows, darting around chasing fish, offering satisfying looks
in good light.  Also 1 Red Knot, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 2 Wilson's
Phalarope, 2 Caspian Terns.

 From Steve Brainard:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 4:15 PM; American Avocet still
in cove near sewage plant.

 From Steve Brainard:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 5:30 PM; American Avocet now in
wetlands between sand spits.  Caspian Tern pair at far eastern end of
point.

 From Mark Danforth:
09/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 6:05 PM; American Avocet near
the far end of the shorter point. Moving around, sometimes in the
channel between the two points.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
09/05/14 - West Haven -- 6:50 to 7:10 pm, at the end of Morse Point,
TWO juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper, two Wilson's Phalarope.  At Sany
Point, the American Avocet.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/05/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- 1 immature SNOWY EGRET.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/05/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Tennessee Warbler, Purple Finch.

 From Preston Lust:
09/05/14 - Westport, Bedford Middle School -- PECTORAL SANDPIPER seen
on soccer field.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/05/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River -- There was a Northern
Bobwhite calling from across the river this evening.  An escapee no
doubt, but great to hear nonetheless.  The Bent would be a good spot
to try a reintroduction considering the habitat there.

 From Deb Cushman:
09/05/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond State Forest -- evening; 1 Solitary
Sandpiper, 3 Common Raven.

 From Annette Nejaime Pasek:
09/05/14 - Portland, North Mulford Road, Meshomasic State Forest --
Female Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.


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Subject: 09/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:13:03 -0400
CORRECTION: The Parasitic Jeager reported yesterday has since been
conclusively identified from photos as a LONG-TAILED JAEGER.


 From Robert Dixon:
09/04/14 - Sterling yard -- Nocturnal flight calls heard between 4:55
am and 5:45 am ( there were lots of birds over the yard this morning,
many went uncounted and unidentified); VEERY (31), SCARLET TANAGER
(15), WOOD THRUSH (9) and SWAINSON'S THRUSH (4). Also had calling
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL.

 From Donna Caporaso:
09/04/14 - Stratford -- Unidentified rail or sora (small up pointed
tail brown bird) on waters edge at Birdseye boat ramp. Ran into grass
before I could get photos or id. Call is not loud like a clapper rail.

 From Jim Carr:
09/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8:30 AM; Whimbrels in
fields across from Swan Pond.

 From Bill Banks:
09/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8:35 AM; Whimbrels still
by Swan Pond.

 From John Oshlick:
09/04/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, End of Hunters Mtn Rd --
2 Blackburnian Warblers.

 From Jerry Connolly:
09/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- 2 WHIMBRELLS (field across from
"Swan Pond", east of West Beach parking lot), BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
(Boulder Pond from north side) as of 9:45 AM.

 From Paul Carrier:
09/04/14 - Harwinton, yard -- Cape May Warbler.

 From Mike Warner:
09/04/14 - Wilton, Allens Meadow, garden area -- 4 PM;  4 Bobolinks
climbing on Foxtail Weeds and selecting the best kernels.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Tina Green:
09/04/14 - Long Island Sound cruise from Milford to Fisher's Island
(NY) to Old Lyme: 1 Bonaparte's Gull off New Haven/East Haven shore.
12 Forster's Terns and 1 GREAT CORMORANT (imm) on breakwater at mouth
of CT River in Old Lyme/Old Saybrook.

 From Mark Aronson:
09/04/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- juvenile BLACK TERN (in amongst
several many Common Tern) at high tide.


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Subject: 09/03/2014 Parasitic Jeager
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:40:35 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik, with Greg Hanisek:
09/03/14 - On a boat on LI Sound, mid-Sound, CT waters, off Stratford
Point -- PARASITIC JAEGER leisurely flying west at 1:44 PM.

 From Bill Asteriades:
09/03/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 2 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS, 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 3 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and a
PECTORAL SANDPIPER all continue. The Buff-breasted and Golden-Plovers
were showing well close to the road.

 From Jim Carr:
09/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Whimbrel in field
east of west end parking lot.

 From Andrew Dasinger:
09/03/14 -  East Hartford, Cabela's -- 3 American Golden-Plover
roosting on paved area to the west of the pond

 From Kevin Finnan:
09/03/14 - Goshen yard -- first-fall Tennessee Warbler.

 From John Oshlick:
09/03/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, West Block, Field at end
of Hunters Mtn Rd -- 1 Tennessee Warbler.

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/03/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Several of the good birds
continue this morning. Highlights included Red Knot, Buff-breasted
Sandpiper, 2 Wilson's Phalaropes, Roseate Tern and 6 Forster's Terns.

 From Stefan Martin:
09/03/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 11:35 AM; Both Wilson's
Phalaropes and the Buff-breasted Sandpiper have now been flushed. No
sign of the Whimbrel.  11:50; Buff-breasted Sandpiper is back.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/03/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 10:30 AM; 2 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/03/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- morning; 10 warbler species,
best being a Tennessee Warbler.  Also had a Black Billed Cuckoo.

 From Sara Zagorski:
09/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Whimbrels
surprisingly continue as of 12 noon. When you enter the parking area
across from the Swan Pond in the west end, the birds are in the grassy
area to the right, close to the road.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
09/03/14 - Milford, Milford Point sandbars -- 2 Caspian Terns flying
over and then resting on sandbars, 3 juvenile Red Knots, Peregrine
Falcon among birds on this morning's First Wednesday walk.

 From Michaelene Komara:
09/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 2 Whimbrels
continue at 1:15. Right where Sara indicated.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/03/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River -- Purple Finch at the feeder.
The first of the fall and hopefully a portend of a good finch winter
ahead.

 From Gina Nichol & Steve Bird:
09/03/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- morning; checked the
area east of the butterfly garden.  It wasn't too busy but we did find
a WILSON'S WARBLER.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
09/03/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was
walking the wrack line on the outer harbor side (South) this afternoon
as of 1:37 PM. It was low tide and I saw neither the golden plovers
nor the phalaropes. The terns were visible way out by the outer
breakwaters; that was too far out for me to be able to make any
identifications.

 From Gina Nichol:
09/03/14 - Guilford, marshes -- Watching Pectoral Sandpiper at 4:35
from the 146 side.

 From Tom Murray:
09/03/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- American Golden- Plover seen at 7
PM; also 4 Red Knot.

 From Don Morgan:
09/03/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- Amongst the other birds
we saw at Lighthouse to day was and  extremely early Juvenile Northern
Goshawk. First ones usually show up in  mid-October.

 From Dylan Pedro:
09/03/14 - Douglas, Quaddick State Forest -- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
at a small bog on the main trail just west off of Quaddick Town Farm
Road.


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Subject: 09/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:21:10 -0400
 From Bill Batsford:
09/02/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 11 AM; 2 Wilson's Phalarope far
out on sandbar.

 From Frank Mantlik:
09/02/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 12:00 to 3:00 PM; 2 WILSON'S
PHALAROPES, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 1
WESTERN SANDPIPER (juv), 12 RED KNOTS, 3000 Common Terns, 3 FORSTER'S
TERNS, 1 ROSEATE TERN (juv).  All of the rare stuff was on the flats
and water's edge at the very end of the Point proper; walk past the
new butterfly garden, then left out to beach, then north.  I agree
with Gina that this has been my best birding day here ever, except
when the Snowy Plover was here years ago.
Stratford, Sniffens Lane on Housatonic River -- 5:30 PM; two WHIMBREL
just headed east up the coast toward Silver Sands SP and New Haven.

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/02/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- evening; lots of repeats from
last night and what Frank Mantlik reported earlier today. I believe
the only new thing that several birders and I had there this evening
was a single WHIMBREL.

 From Jack Swatt:
09/02/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill meadows -- noon; 4 American
Golden-Plovers, 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, White-rumped Sandpiper.

 From Justin and Owen Lawson:
09/02/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- Spent an hour or so
530-630 with my 7 year old who is doing his little big year. 4
American Golden-Plover (lifer for Owen), 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers
(Owen lifer),  and 1 White-rumped Sandpiper.

 From Tina Green:
09/02/14 - Westport, Compo Beach -- Western Sandpiper.
Sherwood Island State Park -- flock of 50+ Bobolinks flying west over
the model airplane field.

 From Frank Mantlik:
09/02/14 - Orange, Racebrook Tract -- 10 species of warblers,
including 1 CAPE MAY, 1 BAY-BREASTED. (Could not find yesterday's YB
Chat.)

 From Jim Carr:
09/02/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Baird's Sandpiper still
at Boulder Pond, by main road.

 From Dana Campbell:
09/02/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- 3 molting American
Golden-Plovers on the lawn west of the pond.

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
09/01/14 - Westbrook -- Sunday, while boating near Duck Island
straight out from the Westbrook shoreline, four Wilson's Storm Petrels
feeding along with terns. Very excited after consulting with Crossley
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Subject: 09/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:00:06 -0400
 From Bill Asteriades:
09/01/01 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 8:10 AM; Two American
Golden-Plovers and a Pectoral Sandpiper in previously described
location.

 From Bill Asteriades with Karen Prager:
09/01/01 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 8:55; Buff-breasted
Sandpiper and two White-rumped Sandpipers flew into the same field
where the American Golden-Plovers have been feeding.  Enter via the
ferry landing.  First field on left after the zig zag.

 From Tina Green:
09/01/01 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 10:15; Buff-breasted
Sandpiper, 4 American Golden-Plovers, at the end of Great Meadows Rd,
past the motor cross intersection, but of course (10:22) they flew off
toward the original location.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/01/01 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 11 AM; Buff-breasted
Sandpiper being seen in plowed field near original location with 4
American Golden-Plover.  Three White-rumped Sandpipers very close to
the road and occasional views of at least one Pectoral Sandpiper.  

 From Stefan Martin:
09/01/01 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 11:25; Buff-breasted
Sandpiper flew SWish.  American Golden-Plovers continue.  12:25 PM;
Buff-breasted Sandpiper has returned.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
09/01/01 - Orange, at the Racebrook Tract -- one YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.
Seen in a vine-covered tree along the trail just north of the parking
area.

 From Dan Cimbaro:
09/01/01 - Colchester yard -- Male & Female Wilson's Warbler in my
yard Monday morning.

 From Ricki Soucy:
09/01/01 - Meriden, Meriden Landfill -- 1 Common Nighthawk, 1 Acadian
Flycatcher.

 From Russ Naylor via Angela Dimmitt:
09/01/01 - Woodbury, Church Road -- 53 Common Nighthawks flying over
house 6 PM.

 From Paul Carrier:
09/01/01 - Torrington, Middle school -- Olive-sided Flycatcher.

 From Gina Nichol & Steve Bird:
09/01/01 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 6 to 8 PM, outgoing tide;
FORSTER'S TERN, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, RED KNOT, 2 WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
08/31/01 - Woodbridge, along the power line cut between the JCC and
Pease Road -- one adult male HOODED WARBLER, as well Wilson's Warbler.


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Subject: 08/31/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:51:59 -0400
 From Sara Zagorski:
08/31/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- American Golden Plover
continues in same location as yesterday, sod field on left after zig
zag in road from ferry park entrance.
West Haven, Sandy Pt -- 2:20 PM; Caspian Tern showed up on rocks with
gulls, off of left trail from parking lot. Big red bill, black cap.

 From Russ Smiley:
08/31/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- American Golden Plover
continues where previously reported.

 From John Marshall & Dan Rottino:
08/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP, boulder pond -- BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, the latter with Tina Green.

 From Jerry Connolly:
08/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Baird's Sandpiper
continues  AT 11:30 AM at Boulder Pond (seen best from boat launch area).

 From Bill Asteriades:
08/31/14 - East Hartford, Hockanum River Linear Trail -- 14
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 4 SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER.

 From From Steve Spector, with Charlie Barnard:
08/31/14 - Milford,  Milford Pt, sandbars -- around 3:25 PM; Caspian
Tern flew in and sat on fugitive sandbar next to western end of main
sandbar.  Also, 3 juvenile Red Knots, 3 Saltmarsh Sparrows, likely
Seaside SP, the continuing White-winged Scoter, Marsh Wrens.

 From Fran Zygmont:
08/31/14 - Barkhamsted Yard -- 9 Common Nighthawks.

 From Nancy Morand:
08/31/14 - Durham, Mica Hill Ledges -- aerial display included 5
Common Ravens , 1 Black Vulture.  Ravens were very vocal the entire
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Subject: 08/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:08:13 -0400
 From Robert Dixon:
08/30/14 - Sterling yard --between 4:30 AM and 5:45 AM; EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL (2).

 From Tina Green:
08/30/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 6:25 AM; Whimbrel seen in cove
near sewage treatment plant (with Greater Yellowlegs) before being
flushed by the a Peregrine Falcon which was actively hunting the
entire time I was there. I did walk out to the outer beach to check
for the Whimbrel and other shorebirds and terns but did not find much.

 From Christina Clayton:
08/30/14 - Old Lyme, Griswold Point -- immature Whimbrel.

 From Sara Zagorski and Deb McTigue:
08/30/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- American Golden-Plover
(in with killdeer, least sandpipers and srmipalmated sandpipers). From
ferry park entrance to meadows, first field on left after zig zag.
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew off
towards the back of the west end.

 From Patrick Comins:
08/30/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- American Golden-Plover
still there at 9:30 AM, but a few minutes later flew off to the east,
but may have landed in another field closer to the river.  Back in the
original location at 10 am.  Pretty close to the road.

 From Jim Carr via Deb McTigue & Sara Zagorski:
08/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 10:20 AM; Buff-breasted
Sandpiper at west end.

 From Gina Nichol and Steve Bird:
08/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 4:30 PM; checked the
Boulder Pond and found a White-rumped Sandpiper.

 From Paul Desjardins and Steve Broker:
08/30/14 - morning; Baird's Sandpiper feeding in the boulder pond near
Meig's Point.

 From Steve Spector:
08/30/14 - Milford, Milford Point sandbars -- around 4:00 PM; 2
juvenile Red Knots (beautiful scalloped fringing on coverts,
scapulars) (hanging out with 90 Black-belied Plovers); also a Western
Willet (with 8 Eastern Willets).

 From Frank Mantlik:
08/29/14 - Groton, Avery Point (UConn campus) -- flock of 32 COMMON
EIDERS swimming in cove between here and Eastern Point.
Old Lyme, Watch Rock -- 1 RED KNOT on mudflat during mid tide.
Guilford, Shell Beach Rd marsh -- BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, with Nick Bonomo.
Stratford, Rt 113, Great Meadows marsh near airport entrance -- 3
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES.

 From Dana Campbell:
08/29/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawkwatch -- 1 COMMON
RAVEN, 19+ Bobolinks.


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Subject: 08/29/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:47:06 -0400
 From  Robert Dixon:
08/29/14 - Sterling yard -- nocturnal migrants heard this morning from
4:30 AM to 5:30 AM included a first of season SWAINSON'S THRUSH.
Plainfield, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- SOLITARY SANDPIER (6), BOBOLINK
(8).

 From Nick Bonomo:
08/29/14 - Groton, Bluff Point SP -- flyover DICKCISSEL.
Old Lyme, Watch Rock -- juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 3 WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS.
Old Lyme, Griswold Pt -- juv RED KNOT, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP - "LITTLE BLUE x TRICOLORED" HERON
hybrid, juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.
Guilford, Shell Beach Rd with Frank Mantlik -- juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
(got up and flew west), no sign of the Wilson's Phalarope while I was
there.

 From Nick Bonomo with Jake Musser:
08/29/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 6:30 PM until nearly dark at 8
PM; 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bonaparte's Gull (basic adult and fresh juvenile), 1
Roseate Tern (possibly more but never saw or heard more than one at a
time)20 Forster's Tern.

 From Bill Asteriades:
08/29/14 - East Hartford, Hockanum River Linear Trail -- 12
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPER.

 From John Marshall:
08/29/14 - Shelton, Shelton Rec Path, Lane Street section --
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER in the dead tree next to the footbridge south
of Lane Street.

 From Ernie Harris:
08/29/14 - Bolton Backyard -- 6:30 to 7:30 AM; Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Gina Nichol and Steve Bird:
08/29/14 - Branford, off Hosley Avenue -- The upper "Hiking" parking
lot of the Lake Saltonstall recreational area is open with east facing
tamarack trees along the edge and is good sometimes when the morning
light hits it.  Highlight was Cape May Warbler.  A Water Company
permit is required to visit this property.

 From Jake Musser:
08/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 5:40 PM; 1 Baird's
Sandpipe, 1 Western Sandpiper, and 3 White-rumped Sandpiper at the
boulder pond (the pond across the main rd from Meig's nature center).

 From Paul Carrier:
08/29/14 - New Hartford. Stub Hollow Rd -- One Olive-sided Flycatcher.


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Subject: 08/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:05:34 -0400
NOTE: The last positive report of the Guilford Wilson's Phalarope was
Wednesday evening.  There were only two reports from there today; both
were negative.  There were several responses on CTBirds today to a
request for directions; see the archives such as:
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/CT01


 From Paul Desjardins:
08/28/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Common Raven.

 From James Winkelmann:
08/28/14 - Naugatuck, Hunter's Mountain Road, Naugatuck State Forest
-- 2 Hooded Warblers.

 From Mark Danforth:
08/28/14 - Guilford, Leete's marsh -- 7:00 PM; White-rumped Sandpiper
seen from Shell Beach Rd.  Possible Baird's Sandpiper too.  No
Phalarope.

 From Kevin Finnan:
08/27/14 - Goshen, Valcove Court -- Among a small, mixed flock was a
CAPE MAY WARBLER.

 From Gina Nichol and Steve Bird:
08/27/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island Road, Shell Beach Marsh --
Wilson's Phalarope, White-rumped Sandpiper.

 From Dennis Riordan:
08/27/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island Road, Shell Beach Marsh -- 11:15;
Wilson's Phalarope still there.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
08/27/14 - New Milford yard -- stream of 20-30 Common Nighthawks
flying southwest high over the house around 7 PM, just before the
thunder storm.  First time I've seen them here in years, half a mile
west of the Housatonic.

 From Joseph Budrow:
08/27/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island Road, Shell Beach Marsh -- 5 PM;
Wilson's Phalarope (disturbed by a Merlin).


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Subject: 08/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:05:43 -0400
 From Mike Resch:
08/26/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- around noon; Among the peeps was
a Baird's Sandpiper on some of the drier flats.  The Wilson's
Phalarope flew in at about 12:15 and preened close to the highway for
the next 15 minutes before getting back to feeding. 

 From Tina Green:
08/26/14 - Fairfield, Sunken Island -- a single 1st winter Bonaparte's
Gull, seen sitting on the exposed rocky bar before flying off to the
west. Dark circular ear spot as well as pinkish legs,small black bill
observed.

 From Russ Smiley:
08/26/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- 7:30 AM; Wilson's Phalarope seen
from Rte 146.

 From Carolyn Cimino and Denise Jernigan:
08/26/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- 9:25 Wilson's Phalarope present
in same location on Rt 146.

 From Larry Bausher:
08/26/14 - Guilford, Leete’s Marsh -- 11:00 to 11:15 AM; seen from Rt
146 with Jean and Bruce Webber, Wilson’s Phalarope, swimming and
feeding in shallow water in distinctive Phalarope pattern about 100
feet south of 146.

 From John Ogren:
08/26/14 - Old Saybrook, Plum Bank Marsh -- 4 Adult LITTLE BLUE HERON,
5 im (white) LITTLE BLUE HERON, at least 8 Salt Marsh Sparrows.
Old Saybrook -- 4 PM; 100-150 yards off town beaches, 2 Male, 3 female
BLACK SCOTERS.

 From Tom Murray:
08/26/14 - Easton, Aspetuck Reservoir -- Counted 117 Common Nighthawks
from 7 to 7:35 PM. They were up high and headed due south.

 From Bill Banks and Roy Harvey:
08/26/14 - Seymour, Stop & Shop parking lot -- 5 to 7 PM; it was hard
to count the Common Nighthawks once they appeared flying over
downtown, or maybe just in that direction, as they kept on fading in
and out of the clouds/overcast, but we ended up somewhere around 70
Common Nighthawks.  Note that we eventually had to leave S&S at the
request of the store's management as conveyed by the local police.  We
relocated to the field by the skatepark a few blocks away to continue
our vigil.

 From Gina Nichol, Steve Bird and Sunrise Birding group:
08/26/14 - Milford, Coastal Center at Milford Point -- YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON, RED KNOT, SALTMARSH SPARROW.


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Subject: 08/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:11:40 -0400
 From Dave Tripp:
08/25/14 - Canton -- 6:50 PM; over 200 Common Nighthawks working the
Farmington River skies near Rts 44 & 202.

 From Bo Hopkins:
08/25/14 - Greenwich -- 45 minutes of non-stop Common Nighthawks over
my central Greenwich home.  High and low altitude.  Hundreds of
individuals seen (hawking activity made it impossible to continue any
reliable count) plus hundreds more sightings as many returned back
into view.  A very impressive display!

 From Beverly Propen:
08/25/14 - Guilford, Leetes islande Marsh -- 9:40 AM; Wilson's
Phalarope in marsh right off Route 146.

 From Brendan Murtha:
08/25/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island Road, Shell Beach Marsh -- 2:20
PM; Wilson's Phalarope continues.  Fabulous looks as he feeds mere
feet from the roadside.

 From Maria Stockmal:
08/25/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island Road, Shell Beach Marsh -- 4 PM;
Wilson's Phalarope.

 From Robert  and Linda Dixon:
08/25/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh, viewed from Rt 146 -- 5:30 to 6:20
PM; WILSON'S PHALAROPE continues.

 From Ryan MacLean:
08/25/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- one Olive-sided Flycatcher
actively flying to and from the snags ontop of the two tall cedars
infront of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch.

 From Ray Belding:
08/25/14 - Litchfield, Cemetary Pond -- Glossy Ibis continues.  1
Stilt Sandpiper observed for ten minutes before it took flight and
wasn't seen again.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
08/25/14 - Westbrook, Menunketesuck Flats -- at low tide, 5:30 PM; two
ROYAL TERNS.  They flew over the flats, giving their guttural "kerr"
calls intermittently, landed briefly on a sandbar, then flew out
towards the south end of Menunketsuck Island to feed. 

 From Gina Nichol with Steve Bird:
08/25/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 5 to 7 PM; Yellow-crowned
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Subject: 08/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:41:11 -0400
 From Debbie McTigue with Paul Wolter, John Marshall, Mark Danforth:
08/24/14 - Guilford, Leete's marsh -- 7:40 AM; Wilson's Phalarope.

 From Michaelene Komara:
08/24/14 - Guilford, Leete's marsh -- Wilson's Phalarope seen until 9
AM when it flew off because of a hawk.  As of 10:30 AM it had not
returned.

 From Tony Tortora:
08/24/14 - Guilford, Leete's marsh -- 10:35 AM; Wilson's Phalarope
returned.

 From Ann & Sol Satin:
08/24/14 - Guilford -- 8 AM; adult male Golden-winged Warbler across
from Sam Hill Rd (not Sable) parking lot.  First found by Tim
Thompson, seen by four birders, and not seen since that original
report.  That is the same lot referred to for the Prothonotary Warbler
yesterday; from the phalarope area head east on Rt 146 but pull off
the the left immediately after going under the railroad tracks.

 From Ernie Harris:
08/24/14 - Bolton Backyard -- 6:30 to 7:30 AM; Connecticut Warbler,
Olive-sided Flycatcher.
08/23/14 - Bolton Backyard -- around 5:30 PM; Common Nighthawk.

 From Paul Desjardins:
08/24/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Tennessee Warbler.
Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill meadows -- 2 Solitary Sandpipers.

 From Paul Carrier:
08/24/14 - Harwinton yard -- 5:30 to 6:40 PM; 8 Common Nighthawks.

 From Robert Dixon:
08/24/14 - Sterling yard -- nocturnal migrants heard before daybreak
(4:50 AM to 5:35 AM); EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL (migrant called once
passing over yard). Also in yard COMMON RAVEN (soaring over yard),
COMMON NIGHTHAWK (2).

 From Dave Salmon via Ryan MacLean:
08/24/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich, Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch --  2
Olive-Sided Flycatchers.  This is a pretty annual occurrence.

 From Don Morgan:
08/23/14 - Eagleville (Mansfield) -- evening; sproradic Common
Nighthawks totally 26.
Coventry, yard -- I  counted a total of 9 Common Nighthawks; they
circled the open lot across the street for about 5 minutes, hawking
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Subject: 08/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:39:03 -0400
 From Patrick Comins with COA shorebird seminar:
08/23/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Red Knot, one "western" Willet,
White-winged Scoter, Peregrine Falcon, possible Western Sandpiper.

 From Jason Rieger:
08/23/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- 8:45 AM; Wilson'w Phalarope
viewed from Rt 146.  Also one Sora.

 From Roy Harvey:
08/23/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- 12:05; Wilson's Phalarope at
west end of Marsh along Rt 146.  In close.

 From Mark Danforth with lots of birders:
08/23/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- Wilson's Phalarope being seen
from Rt 146.

 From Russ Smiley:
08/23/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- Wilson's Phalarope still there
at 3:20.

 From John Marshall:
08/23/14 - Old Lyme, Hawk's Nest Beach Marsh -- 1 WHITE IBIS.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
08/23/14 - Stafford Springs -- 8 Common Nighthawks came over at about
5 PM.

 From Jack and Maggie Peretto via Jake Musser:
08/23/14 - Guildford, West Woods trailhead -- Prothonotary Warbler.
This location is just down the road from the shell beach marsh where
the phalarope has been.  From the marsh head east on 146, turn left at
the stop sign and go under the railroad tracks (you are still on 146
at this point).  Immediately after going under the railroad tracks
turn left on Sam Hill road and immediately turn left into the parking
area for the west woods trail complex.  The bird is 4 ft from the
parking area immediately to your left in a low sunken muddy area.  It
is not shy.

 From John Weeks:
08/23/14 - Granby -- At 5:30 PM this evening, hundreds of Common
Nighthawks were streaming south for over a mile along Rt 10 in the
center of town.  There were easily 500 of them overhead, and the real
total could have been as high as a thousand.

 From Robert Dixon:
08/23/14 - Sterling yard -- YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO in the yard after
daybreak.


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Subject: 08/22/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:57:01 -0400
 From Sol Satin via Tina Green:
08/22/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach, seen from Rte 146 -- 9 AM; juvenile
Wilson's Phalarope.

 From Patrick Comins:
08/22/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- 10:25; Wilson's Phalarope still
there.

 From Dan Rottino and family:
08/22/14 - Guilford Shell Beach -- 10:35 to 11:30 AM; 1 WILSON'S
PHALAROPE viewed from rte 146, and 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER viewed from
Shell Beach Rd.  Both juvies.

 From Frank Mantlik:
08/22/14 - Guilford Shell Beach -- Both the Wilson's Phalarope and the
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were still present in same locations about 1:00 PM,
plus I found a juvenile Western Sandpiper along Rt 146.

 From Mark Danforth & Brenda Anderson:
08/22/14 - Guilford,  Leete's marsh from 146 -- 6:45 to 7:30 PM;
Wilson's Phalarope continued.

 From Timothy L Thompson:
08/22/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- 5:50 to 7:45 PM; Wilson's
Phalarope present until 7:25pm, then flew east back over Rte 146 and
railroad tracks with Yellowlegs ensemble. Relocated Baird's Sandpiper
approx. 75 yds in front of 35 mph sign (facing south) by the White
House on Rte 146. Baird's feeding back from the pack along edges of
marsh. Still there when vicious onslaught of skeeters ended my happy
hour.

 From Paul Desjardins:
08/22/14 - Windsor, Farmington River Town Park -- an immature
Peregrine Falcon perched that appeared to have a blue band on it's
left leg although the light was poor and it was fluffed up.

 From Maria Stockmal:
08/22/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Forster's Tern, Yellow-crowned
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Subject: 08/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:17:29 -0400
 From Tina Green:
08/21/14 - Westport, Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve (from the bridge) --
7 Little Blue Heron (5 adult), 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Greg Hanisek:
08/21/14 - Watertown, Sand Bank Road -- MOURNING WARBLER, adult
female, very bright bird with full hood, paler in front, and thin but
obvious broken eyering; drew attention with loud, persistent chip
notes; showed self well (briefly) in response to pishing; I think
every other one I've see in fall was an immature; this is the
beginning of the expected migratory window

 From Don Morgan:
08/21/14 - Eagleville (Mansfield) -- where yesterday I saw many
hundreds of Common Nighthawks, tonight I saw 39. Most of  them came
late, when it was almost too dark to see, and flew  in 1's, 2's  and
3's, plus one group of 5.


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Subject: 08/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:11:58 -0400
 From Don Morgan:
08/20/14 - Mansfield -- There was a tremendous flight of Common
Nighthawks this evening  over the Willimantic River, just north of the
Eagleville Lake dam. The birds  stayed farther north than usual, so
most of my sightings were bins and scope  only, but I counted one
flock of 390 (very low, I'm sure). I saw flocks of birds at least 10
times or so, but I have no way of knowing if they were the same birds
or different flocks moving through. I counted well over 300 twice
more,  but also had many smaller groups, from about 170 down to as few
as 8. If they  were all different birds (unlikely) there would have
been well over 1000. I saw the first birds at 6:45 (but I had just
gotten there) and  the last ones at 7:45 (I left then - almost dark).
Normally the birds follow the river down to and past Eagleville, but
tonight only a few ever made it that far south. Must have been a good
hatch up north. In previous years I have seen as  many as 250 in a
single flock there. 

 From Sean Grace:
08/20/14 - Eagleville (Mansfield) -- When we arrived at 7:00 at the
Housatonic Valley Regional High School there was a flock of over 300
Common NightHawks passing over head down the  Housatonic River.  Then
another 200, then another 100 then 75.  It was epic and Zach Adams our
educator and I both counted similar conservative numbers.  675 total.

 From Tina Green:
08/20/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Stilt Sandpiper (with 150
Semipalmated Sandpipers) in the Mill Pond before the entrance.
CT Audubon Tree Farm -- flyover Dickcissel.

 From Bev Propen:
08/20/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
-- 10 to 1 PM; 4 JUVENILE YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS flying around,
landing, eating and then flying around some more.  When one flew off,
the others followed.

 From Alex Burdo:
08/19/14 - Fairfield, Hoydens Hill Open Space -- 1 YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER, 1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, 20 BOBOLINK.
Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 1
LITTLE BLUE HERON X TRICOLORED HERON.


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Subject: 08/19/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:39:34 -0400
 From Phil Rusch:
08/19/14 - North Windham, Windham Airport -- evening; 200 or so Common
Nighthawks feeding on an insect hatch at the west end of the runway.
When I left around 7 PM, the flock had shifted over the nearby strip
malls and Walmart. (Joining in were several hundred swallows and 4
Ring-billed Gulls.)

 From Frank Mantlik:
08/19/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 9:40 to 11:00 AM; WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER, 9 species shorebirds including 1 RED KNOT.

 From Maria Stockmal:
08/19/14 - Branford, Branford Supply Ponds -- Orange-crowned Warbler,
Winter Wrens.

 From Russ Smiley:
08/19/14 - Guilford, Long Cove by Sachem's Head Rd -- 5:20 PM;
Tricolored Heron hunting again in the shallow waters at the top of the
cove.

 From Ricki Soucy:
08/19/14 - Meriden yard -- While planting late perennials in a front
bed this afternoon, 200 to 300 chimney swifts and 1 Common Nighthawk
in their midst passed over my house.  Most swifts I've ever seen.  I
don't often see Mighthawks either.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
08/18/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park Pond - 1 imm. LITTLE BLUE HERON,
11 GREAT EGRET.

 From Mike Warner:
08/18/14 - Wilton, Horseshoe Road (off Wolfpit Road), Horseshoe Pond
-- 9:30 AM; 3 Little Blue Herons, one adult and two white juveniles.
South Wilton, Chipmunk Lane (off Kent Road) -- 10:00 AM; Adult male
Hooded Warbler feeding in the dense undergrowth where a house once
stood.

 From Maria Stockmal:
08/18/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Alder Flycatcher,
Tricolor/Little Blue Heron hybrid.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
08/18/14 - Fairfield, Hoyden's Hill Open Space -- A Philadelphia Vireo
was hanging upside down, feeding upon something under a leaf,  about
8' in front of me and only 9' above ground this morning. It was the
best look which I have ever had at one and my camera was hanging
around my neck, but I forgot I had it with me. 

 From Greg Hanisek:
08/18/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 7 AM to noon; 55
Bobolinks, 1 Cliff Swallow.  (And lots and lots of other stuff, of
course.)

 From Bev Propen and Judy Moore:
08/18/14 - Orange/WEstHaven, Maltby Lakes off Route 34 -- 8:15 to
10:15 AM; RED BREASTED NUTHATCH, 2 COMMON RAVEN.

 From Sean Murtha:
08/18/14 - Norwalk, yard -- evening; ten or so Common Nighthawks came
streaming over the house, from the east.

 From Bill Banks:
08/18/14 - Seymour -- one Common Nighthawk seen cruising down the
Naugatuck River Valley about 7:48 PM.

 From Paul Desjardins:
08/18/14 - Windsor Locks, yard -- 7:14 PM; had my first Common
Nighthawk of the season.

 From Paul Carrier:
08/18/14 - Harwinton yard -- 6 Common Nighthawk going due south.

 From Sarah Faulkner:
08/18/14 - Farmington -- Around 8 PM Monday there were close to two
dozen Common Nighthawks over the Farmington River/Rt 4 crossing in
Farmington, and another 6 in Collinsville over the river by the
Collins Company in Collinsville.  Lots of food up there, apparently!

 From lex Burdo:
08/18/14 - Fairfield, Pine Creek Area -- 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON,
1 MARSH WREN, 10 BOBOLINK.
Fairfield, Hoydens Hill Open Space -- 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, foraging
in the tall trees on the east side of the orchard (thanks, Charlie!),
1 male HOODED WARBLER (Orchard), 5 COMMON NIGHTHAWK.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
08/18/14 - Madison, Hammonassett State Park -- 2 Stilt Sandpipers in
pool along Morain Trail with other shorebirds.

 From Lynn Jones:
08/18/14 - Stratford, Boothe Memorial Park -- While playing volleyball
Monday night I had  loose group of 7 Common Nighthawks fly over. Yes,
it made me miss a ball.

 From  Cindi Kobak:
08/17/14 - North Guilford yard -- 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS.


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Subject: 08/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:24:35 -0400
 From Fran Zygmont:
08/17/14 - Barkhamsted yard -- Caught the tail-end of a Common
Nighthawk flock circling high and heading south. Counted 26 but likely
more blocked by the trees.

 From Timothy L Thompson:
08/17/14 - Scotland, Waldo Tract (Waldo Road off Rte 97) -- 100 plus
Common Nighthawks. Adults out numbered by what I perceive to be nest
year birds based on size and plumage. Spectacular sight as you could
observe them hawking insects as far as the eye (with help from my
bins) could see east and west along the Shetucket River and over the
corn fields between railroad tracks and river proper. Interspersed
we're about 900 plus tree swallows.

 From Timothy L Thompson
08/17/14 - Wethersfield, Rocky Hill Meadows, Elm Street entrance by
the brook -- male first year Blue Grosbeak.  Crossing back and forth
between Willow trees and cattails.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
08/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Got brief but good looks
at a Black Tern from the tip of the moraine trail Sunday morning
around 9 AM.

 From Mike Warner:
08/17/14 - South Wilton, Chipmunk Lane -- Philadelphia Vireo.

 From Greg Hanisek:
08/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 1 BLACK TERN (end
of moraine trail).
Guilford, Shell Beach -- 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDIPER (w/ c 350 Semipamated
Sandpiper). Closest viewing was from Rt 146 pull off.

 From Tom Murray:
08/17/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 3:45 PM; one Red Knot (in with
about sixty Black bellied Plovers. 11 Ruddy Turnstones and peeps).

 From Maria Stockmal:
08/17/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 2 flyover Forster's Terns
(heading south).
Milford, Milford Point -- 3 Red Knots, 3 Western Willets (non
breeding).

 From Steve & Charla Spector with Tom Murray and other birders:
08/17/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- around 5:00 PM; 3 Red Knots, two
White-winged Scoters.  (Other birders saw White-rumped Sandpiper.)

 From Robert Dixon:
08/17/14 - Sterling yard -- 43 species, including BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO,
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Subject: 08/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:38:13 -0400
 From Tina Green:
08/16/14 - Old Lyme, Smith Neck Boat ramp -- 2 Forster's Terns and 1
Black Tern.

 From Robert Dixon:
08/16/14 - Sterling yard -- calling BARRED OWL (2) and EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL.

 From Sue Joffray via Hank Golet:
08/16/14 - Old Lyme, Otter Rock Rd --  that WHITE IBIS (along with 9
Glossy) in the marsh in front of her house (Last house on  Otter Rock
Rd road) at 12:38 PM Saturday.

 From Dan Rottino:
08/16/14 - Groton, Uconn Avery Pt campus -- 2:00 PM; from the
observation platform I watched a ROYAL TERN come in and take a tour of
the harbor, and then passing adjacent to the platform directly in
front of me before heading back out.

 From Mark Danforth:
08/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 3:00 PM; (3) Black Terns
feeding in river at end of moraine trail.

 From Hank Golet:
08/16/14 - Old Lyme, Home bird bath/water garden -- Female
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER.

 From Chris Loscalzo with the NHBC field trip group:
08/16/14 - Westbrook, LI Sound, off West beach (near the mouth of the
Menunketsuck River) -- two BLACK TERNS.  Also, one Western Willet.

 From Dan Cimbaro:
08/16/14 - Clinton -- Observing from the end of Pratt Road at 8:30 AM,
Marbled Godwit briefly seen in marsh and then taking flight
heading north along the Hammonasset River.  This area is just across
the river from Hammonasset Beach State Park.

 From Dana Campbell:
08/16/14 - ????? -- 2 BLACK VULTURES soaring over I-91 at Exit 20.

 From Steve Mayo:
08/16/14 - Bethany,  intersection of Routes 42 and 63 -- Black Vulture
in a tree.

 From Paul Desjardins:
08/16/14 - Milford,  Milford Point -- drake White-winged Scoter.

 From  Dan and Emily Rottino:
08/16/14 - Waterford, Harness Memorial State Park -- 4:30 PM; 3 Black
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Subject: 08/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:04:04 -0400
 From Paul Desjardins:
08/15/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Blackburnian Warbler, and a
Tennessee Warbler lacking a tail.

 From  Frank Mantlik:
08/15/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 10:45 to 12-15; (WESTERN)
WILLET, ROSEATE TERN.
Milford, Milford Point -- 1:00 to 2:00; male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 3
RED KNOTS, Peregrine Falcon. I did not see the Am. Golden Plover of
yesterday.

 From Paul and Maureen Wolter:
08/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 6 PM; From the
Moraine Trail, 1 Marbled Godwit in the marsh and 3 Black Terns feeding
in the river.

 From Dan Rottino and Jim Carr:
08/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 7:30 PM; 1 MARBLED GODWIT
in the marsh off pebble beach and the morraine trail.  We had good
views for awhile, then we lost it when we moved down the trail.  3
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Subject: 08/14/2014 AM Golden Plover
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:57:43 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik:
08/14/14 - Stratford, Short Beach (Dorne Dr) -- 9:15 AM; AMERICAN
GOLDEN PLOVER, adult in breeding plumage, on tidal sand flats (dead
low tide). Note: entrance fee charged for non-residents.
12:10; Charlie Barnard and I last saw the Am Golden Plover across the
river (Milford side) on the southern most sandbar, as the tide was
quickly rising.

 From Frank Mantlik and small crowd:
08/14/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- an adult AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
is roosting at high tide on the tern nesting bar with lots of BBPL and
other shorebirds. At least till 3:00. It's on the bar viewable west
down the beach from near the wooden bench.

 From Nick Bonomo:
08/14/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- In addition to the continuing
adult AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER this afternoon, we had a juv "WESTERN"
WILLET, 3 adult RED KNOTS, and an immature LITTLE BLUE HERON among the
regulars.

 From Nick Bonomo with Greg Hanisek and Bill Banks:
08/14/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- single ROSEATE and FORSTER'S
TERNS (in the Common Tern flock).

 From John Oshlick:
08/14/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Caspian Tern.

 From James Purcell:
08/14/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- 7 PM; west-bound fly-by Caspian
Tern.

 From Frank Mantlik:
08/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- A brief scan from beach platform
4:30 netted 2 RED KNOTS.


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Subject: 08/13/2014 Red-necked Phalaropes
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:19:42 -0400
 From Noble Proctor via Frank Mantlik:
08/13/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach Rd, Leete's Island Marsh -- 4:30 PM;
3 Red-necked Phalarope viewed from the road.

 From Glenn Williams:
08/13/14 - Guilford -- As of 6:30 PM, the three RED-NECKED PHALAROPES
found by Noble Proctor continue at Leete's Island Marsh, giving great
views from Shell Beach Road

 From Dan, Karen and Lindsey Mercurio:
08/13/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach Road Marsh -- Red-necked Phalaropes.

 From Greg Hanisek, Bill Banks:
08/13/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- 1 STILT SANDPIPER.  (We arrived at
7:30 and did not find the phalaropes.)

 From John Oshlick:
08/13/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 1 Red Knot and 1 Forster's Tern.

 From Tom Murray:
08/13/14 - Stratford, Great Meadow Marsh -- 2-3 PM; 3 Virginia Rail.

 From Bill Asteriades and Sara Zagorski:
08/13/14 -  Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows - 2 SANDERLING (unusual
inland) and 6 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER.

 From Dan and Danny Rottino:
08/13/14 - Old Lyme, Hawk's Nest Marsh --  4:30 PM; the immature WHITE
IBIS was seen (in the usual company of several snowy egrets).  The
water was high, and additional shorebirds were present following the
storm compared to what I have seen before.


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Subject: 08/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:14:30 -0400
 From Bobbie Fisher:
08/11/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 6:20 to 7:00 PM; 6
immature Virginia Rails and 1 adult at East Beach Parking lot.  At
edge of lot in channel of restored salt meadow.  Immatures in various
ages, some still sporting black punk-looking head feathers.

 From Hank Golet:
08/12/14 - Old Lyme, Otter Rock Rd -- Immature WHITE IBIS.  I received
a call from Sue who lives in last house on Otter Rock Rd around 10 AM
that bird was in the small salt pond  there. I went down around 10:30
and Ibis was still there an hour later when I left.

 From Frank Mantlik:
08/12/14 - Old Lyme, Otter Creek Rd -- the immature WHITE IBIS
continued as of 3:13 PM, hanging with 3 juvenile Glossy Ibis. Thanks,
Hank!

 From Russ Smiley:
08/12/14 - Guilford, Sachems Head Rd, Long Cove -- 3:30 PM: Tricolored
Heron at north end coming in and out if grass at high water.  (Twenty
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Subject: 08/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:07:56 -0400
 From Tom Murray:
08/11/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Pectoral Sandpiper seen
in Boulder Pond.  Also a White-rumped Sandpiper.

 From Jon Schwartz:
08/11/14 - Burlington -- Common Nighthawks passing very high overhead.
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Subject: 08/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:44:11 -0400
 From Phil Rusch:
08/10/14 - North Windham -- morning; I walked the dike between Windham
Airport and Mansfield Hollow Reservoir. There is finally sufficient
mud to draw in shorebirds and waders.  At the reservoir, 2 Solitary
Sandpiper among others.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
08/10/14 - Norwalk, 297 Newtown Tpk -- COMMON RAVEN.

 From Paul Carrier:
08/10/14 - Harwinton yard -- 3 Purple Finch on feeder today.

 From Fran Zygmont:
08/10/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial museum -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
(night migrant).
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Subject: 08/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:58:15 -0400
 From Ted Gilman:
08/09/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- 6:25 PM; COMMON NIGHTHAWK
flying north, just east of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch lawn.


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Subject: 08/08/2014 American Avocet
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:37:10 -0400
 From Donna Caporaso:
08/08/14 - Stratford, Birdseye Boat Ramp -- 7-7:45 AM; American Avocet
at the water line; flew up river.  Lunchtime; back again.

Editor's Note: There was an eBird report of an American Avocet from
Milford Point in the 1:00 to 4:30 PM range, probably in the marsh.

 From Tom Murray:
08/08/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Boat-tailed Grackles seen in trees
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Subject: 08/07/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:23:10 -0400
 From Dan Mercurio with John Gondek:
08/07/14 - Old Lyme, Hawks Nest Marsh -- Juvenile White Ibis was
seen on mud flat by right most Osprey platform.

 From Glenn Williams:
08/07/14 - Groton, Bluff Point -- 5:37 to 8:53 AM; SOLITARY SANDPIPER,
BOBOLINK, 2 BROWN THRASHER, 185 warblers of 7 species.

 From Paul Desjardins:
08/07/14 -  Hartland -- an early WILSON's WARBLER.
Barkhamsted -- Black Billed Cuckoo, Black Vulture.


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Subject: 08/06/2014 White Ibis
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:36:24 -0400
 From Mark Danforth:
08/06/14 - Old Lyme -- 6:20 AM; juvenile White Ibis continues at Hawk
Nest Rd In marsh with egrets.

 From Mike Resch with Denny Abbott:
08/06/14 - Old Lyme -- 3:30 PM; White Ibis being seen from Otter Rock
Rd in marsh with 1 Snowy Egret.  Best viewing from 100 Yards south of
northern end of road.  Though frequently out of view in channels on
this low/mid tide.

 From John and Anders Ogren:
08/06/14 - Old Saybrook, Plum Bank Marsh -- strikingly marked
"Dalmatian" spotted immature Little Blue Heron with about 8 white
immature and 2 adult Little Blue Herons. Lots of Salt Marsh Sparrows.
Looked for White Ibis in Old Lyme at about 2 PM with no luck. I am
thinking that in that marsh a higher tide would probably be better.

 From Hank Golet with Noble Proctor:
08/06/14 - Old Lyme,Hawk's Nest -- Immature WHITE IBIS.  Things were
quiet until 7:20 PM when White Ibis and 5 egrets flew down from upper
marsh and out of sight over the trees to the east.  

 From Paul Desjardins:
08/06/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- about a half dozen Orchard
Orioles, unexpected Winter Wren.

 From Don Morgan:
08/06/14 - Ashford, Yale Forest -- I had a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
calling today with his classic  cuckoo call. Previously I have heard
the clicking call about 5 times. On 8/1/14  I had one land on  a
branch about 40 feet from me. After it flew I heard  the clicks that
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Subject: 08/05/2014 White Ibis
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:59:45 -0400
Extralimital Note: Julian Hough posted about a Zone-tailed Hawk that
has been vacationing on Martha's Vineyard this summer.  "It goes
without saying that as the season progresses, this bird is likely to
move south and I have a feeling that it could well move along the
coast into Connecticut, and Lighthouse Point would be a likely conduit
for its journey south....pay particular attention to any Turkey
Vultures this fall with this species in mind!"


 From Hank Golet:
08/05/14 - Old Lyme, Hawk's Nest salt marsh -- imm WHITE IBIS.  Hawk's
Nest is at the start of the Sound View area. The marsh starts north of
Rt 156, goes under the road at small gas station, then to Hawk's Nest
area.  Be very careful driving in Hawk's Nest. Many kids playing and
on bikes in the road.
Sara Zagorski provided directions:
Hawk's Nest Rd is off of Rt 156 in Old Lyme. You will pass Smith Neck
Rd on your right, go past the AC Petersen stand, and it will come up
on your right. There is a road sign plus a big sign with Hawk's Nest
Beach on it. Go straight down until the road ends at the beach, and
turn right on Avenue A, which turns into West End Dr. There are
cottages on the left, and the marsh will appear on the right. Parking
is available there.

 From  Hank Golet, Sara Zagorski, Russ Smiley, and Dan Rottino:
08/05/14 - 7:00 PM; 1 immature WHITE IBIS in Hawk's Nest Marsh. The
bird is close in on the right side of the marsh.

 From Dan Rottino & Family:
08/05/14 - Old Lyme, Hawk's Nest Marsh -- 7:48 PM; 1 immature WHITE
IBIS just flew off to the east by itself, then several minutes later
followed by a small group of snowy egrets that it was associating
with.  

 From John Oshlick:
08/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 Roseate Tern, 1 Forester's
Tern, 1 Red Knot.

 From  Maria Stockmal:
08/05/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Forster's Tern, Roseate Tern.

 From Don Morgan:
08/05/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Yale Forest -- 1 juvenile Northern
Goshawk; first in 2 years  in the area.  1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 2
Acadian  Flycatcher, 1 Common Raven, 2 Winter Wren.


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Subject: 08/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:42:28 -0400
 From Sean Murtha:
08/04/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- at lunch, one adult FORSTERS
TERN was flying and vocalizing, near the "windsurfing beach".


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Subject: 08/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:21:54 -0400
 From Chris Loscalzo:
08/03/14 - Westbrook, Menunketesuck River Marsh -- observations from
the COA Wader Workshop; 5 LITTLE BLUE HERON (2 adults, 3 juveniles), 3
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
Menunketesuck Flats -- long distance looks at Little Blue Heron
roosting on the trees on Duck Island.

 From Frank Gallo and Vanessa Mickan:
08/03/14 - Stratford -- 12 Boat-tailed Grackles flying across the
marsh near the airport and 3 Common Ravens in the trees by the pond on
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Subject: 08/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:27:14 -0400
 From Russ Smiley:
08/02/14 - Guilford, Sachems Head Rd, Long Cove -- 1:50 PM; Tricolored
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Subject: 08/01/2014 American Avocet
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:45:22 -0400
 From Noble Proctor via Paul Wolter:
08/01/14 - Guilford, Sachems Head Road, Long Cove -- 9:30 AM; American
Avocet.

 From Hank Golet via Andrew Griswold:
08/01/14 - Old Lyme, Watch Rock mud flats -- American Avocet in
alternate plumage.

 From Hank Golet:
08/01/14 - Old Lyme, Watch Rock area, kayak -- AMERICAN AVOCET, LITTLE
BLUE HERON on or near WRock mudflat (along with 250-300 peeps), LEAST
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Subject: 07/31/2014 Am Avocet, Royal Tern
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:25:14 -0400
 From Nick Bonomo:
07/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- Just driving in as an
AMERICAN AVOCET was flying over the rotary heading the west. Following
the bird in flight, it took a low circle over the Swan Pond but
decided against landing and continued west down the coast. The bird
was definitely interested in landing at the pond so perhaps won't go
too far down the coast before settling.

 From Paul and Muareen Wolter:
07/31/14 - Guilford, Long Cove, Sachems Head Rd -- 7 PM; one American
Avocet (with several Yellowlegs), visible from the road.
7:30 PM -- Guilford, Shell Beach Rd marsh -- American Avocet.

 From Ernie Harris:
07/31/14 - Bolton -- a Common Raven flying near Bolton Notch.

 From Maria Stockmal:
07/31/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Saltmarsh Sparrow,
Yellow-crowned Nigh-Heron.

 From James Purcell:
07/31/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- a beautiful Royal Tern foraging
around the reef itself and occasionally resting on the jetty behind my
house, which is one jetty to the west of the reef (to your left if you
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Subject: 07/30/2014 Rufous Humm
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:06:42 -0400
 From Mark Szantyr:
07/30/14 - Kent -- Joy and I paid a visit to the Makarewich home  in
Kent and enjoyed the male Rufous Hummingbird they are hosting.  They
are wonderful folks who made us feel very welcomed.  The gallery above
shows the bird and that it has a distinctly damages proximal portion
of its bill.  It appears to be missing some sheathing.  It is still
very active and feeds well.

 From Emily and Dan Rottino:
07/30/14 - Meriden, Castle Craig -- 11:21 AM; 2 Peregrine Falcons seen
from I-691.

 From John Oshlick:
07/30/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 Red Knot and 1 Black Skimmer.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
07/30/14 - West Hartford, West Farms Mall -- While waiting for the
bus, I watched 5 Common Ravens move into the parking lot chasing away
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Subject: CT Report 07/30/2014 Rufous Humm
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:06:41 -0400
 From Mark Szantyr:
07/30/14 - Kent -- Joy and I paid a visit to the Makarewich home  in
Kent and enjoyed the male Rufous Hummingbird they are hosting.  They
are wonderful folks who made us feel very welcomed.  The gallery above
shows the bird and that it has a distinctly damages proximal portion
of its bill.  It appears to be missing some sheathing.  It is still
very active and feeds well.

 From Emily and Dan Rottino:
07/30/14 - Meriden, Castle Craig -- 11:21 AM; 2 Peregrine Falcons seen
from I-691.

 From John Oshlick:
07/30/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 Red Knot and 1 Black Skimmer.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
07/30/14 - West Hartford, West Farms Mall -- While waiting for the
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Subject: 07/29/2014 Rufous Hum, WS Petrel
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:19:39 -0400
 From Charles Makarewich:
07/29/14 - Kent, Kent Hollow -- Rufous Hummingbird at feeder.
Brilliant in color and, never having seen one, assume it to be an
adult male. Have a lot of great photos. 

 From Nick Bonomo with Glenn Williams, Phil Rusch, and Andy
Griswold in part:
07/29/14 - Old Lyme, Griswold Pt with GW and PR -- flyby SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, a single CLIFF SWALLOW.
Old Lyme, offshore with AG, GW and PR -- We set up a fish oil slick
around 11:00 AM at 41.230619, -72.303386 on a 10-15mph breeze from the
west. After 30-45 minutes of chumming, a single WILSON'S STORM-PETREL
flew in directly from the east. The bird worked the slick briefly
before moving on. Another half-hour of chumming produced no more
birds.
Lower CT River from Deep River to Essex with AG, GW and PR -- 16
FORSTER'S TERNS including family groups with begging juveniles. Some
of these could be scoped from the Deep River town dock looking up
river.
Guilford, Shell Beach Rd marsh with GW and PR -- 2 adult LITTLE BLUE
HERONS, continuing STILT SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (the only
dowiticher on site while we were there), and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER.

 From John Oshlick:
07/29/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Stilt
Sandpiper.

 From Hank Golet:
07/29/14 - Westbrook, Menunketesuck River, Kayak, between Rt 145 and
RR track -- SOLITARY SP, 3 LITTLE BLUE HERONS.

 From Paul Desjardins:
07/29/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- about 8 or so Orchard Orioles.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
07/29/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island (Shell Beach) marsh -- the
Long-billed Dowitcher continues.  Also seen: one Pectoral Sandpiper,
in one of the shallow pools at the western most side of the marsh,
near the osprey platform.  No sign of the Stilt Sandpipers.

 From Aidan Kiley:
07/28/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 1 White-winged Scoter, 1
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Subject: 07/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:33:21 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik:
07/28/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach Rd, salt marsh pools opposite red
house -- adult STILT SANDPIPER continues at 9:15 AM, along with many
other usual shorebirds.  A bit later... in addition there is now an
adult LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER feeding by itself (and apart from 4
Short-billed Dowitchers). Rich Rusty underparts, white barred
undertail coverts, very long bill (probably female), exhibiting hump-
back and pot belly ("swallowed a grapefruit look").

 From Paul Desjardins:
07/28/14 - Suffield, Suffield Wildlife Management Area -- Grasshopper
Sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark.
East Granby, East Granby Farms -- Black Billed Cuckoo.

 From Maria Stockmal:
07/28/14 - Milford, Milford point -- Red Knot, Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron, White-winged Scoter.

 From Dan, Emily and Danny Rottino:
07/28/14 - Milford, Coastal Center -- 8:00 AM; 2 RED KNOT.
Guilford, Shell beach -- 1:00 PM; 1 STILT SANDPIPER, then at 6:00 PM
(just Dan); 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and 2 STILT SANDPIPER.

 From Chris Loscalzo, Patrick Comins, Paul and Maureen Wolter:
07/28/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island (Shell Beach) Marsh -- one
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and two STILT SANDPIPERS.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
07/28/14 -  Westbrook, Menunketesuck River Marsh (observed from the
SBM NWR Salt Meadow Unit) -- Seven LITTLE BLUE HERON (four adults and
three juveniles).

 From Don Morgan:
07/27/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Yale Forest -- 1 Yellow-bellied
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Subject: 07/27/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:57:28 -0400
 From From Greg Hanisek with Newington Adult Ed class:
07/27/14 - Milford, Milford Point - 8-10 a.m. 1 RED KNOT, 3 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, 11 sps of shorebirds including 3000+ Semipalmated
Sandpipers.

 From Jim and Jan Sherwonit:
07/27/14 - Lyme -- Today in between rain showers we paddled down the
Lt. River to Watch Rock.  Good look at a Tri-colored Heron.

 From Mike Warner With Tom Murray:
07/26/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- White-faced Ibis
continues in the marsh along the south edge of the Nature Center
parking lot.  Bird seen with 7 other birders.
07/27/14 - Milford, Milford Point Coastal Center -- 3 PM; one Red Knot
retaining a slight blush to the belly on the sandbars with the
dropping tide.

 From Paul and Maureen Wolter:
07/27/14 - Guilford, Leetes Marsh/Shell Beach -- 545 PM; one Stilt
Sandpiper.

 From Michaelene Komara:
07/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Black Skimmer viewable
from Cedar Island platform. Little Blue Heron x Tricolored Heron in
Boulder Pond.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
07/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- A check of the Cedar
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Subject: 07/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:04:09 -0400
 From Arthur Shippee:
07/26/14 - Hamden, Upper Lake Whitney -- 2 Orchard Oriole, M & F,
Waite St, little meadow at east end of causeway.  F presumably
immature, attentively following around the M, as if awaiting food.

 From Dan Rottino & Family:
07/26/14 - Meriden, Castle Craig -- 6:00 PM; 3 PEREGRINE FALCON AND 2
COMMON RAVEN.  The peregrines put on quite a show with one being
chased off by the other two.  They all made several passes back and
forth directly in front of us.  A great place to see the Peregrines
and Ravens up close.

 From Robert Dixon:
07/26/14 - Sterling yard -- 49 species, including EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO calling before daybreak.

 From Mark Szantyr:
07/26/14 - Salem, RT 85, Burnett's Country Garden -- heard a loud
metallic chip note coming from the rear border of the store. I only
saw the bird twice and both times very briefly but the strong metallic
chip note and size and coloration of the bird was consistent with a
female / first year Blue Grosbeak. Again, I did not see the bird well
enough to be positive but it is worth checking out if you are in the
area. There was also a Yellow- billed Cuckoo calling from the
property.

 From Shai Mitra via Glenn Williams and eBird:
07/25/14 - Orient Point (LI, NY) ferry on the trip to CT -- a Little
Gull seen in CT waters on Friday.


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Subject: 07/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:00:19 -0400
 From Maria Stockmal:
07/24/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 2 Red-necked Stints.

 From Russ Smiley:
07/24/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 6:45 PM; White-faced Ibis
seen from Cedar Island platform.

 From Hank Golet:
07/24/14 - Old Lyme, Lord's Cove -- 5 Adult FORSTER'S TERNS.

 From Stefan Martin:
07/24/14 - Greenwich, coast(?) -- The surprise of the evening were 3
separate groups of about 10 Bobolink working their way down. I'm not
sure I've seen Bobolink working the coast this early..


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Subject: 07/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:46:57 -0400
NOTE: Free State Park Weekend: On Saturday and Sunday (July 26 & 27)
all CT state parks and museum fees are waived as part of the ongoing
celebration of the state parks centennial.


 From Dan and Danny Rottino:
07/23/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 CASPIAN TERN.  We first
spotted it just before 7 AM briefly landing in the grassy dune, then
it flew off west past Chick's Seafood possibly with a 2nd.  At 7:30 it
reappeared flying gracefully and directly in front of me so I could
appreciate its massive red bill and dark underside to the outer
primaries.

 From Bill Batsford:
07/23/14 - Milford,  Silver Sands State Park -- Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron.

 From ngela Dimmitt with Matthew Hoyt and Bill Case:
07/23/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 8:30 AM; adult American Bittern
+ 1 juvenile feeding itself.  Also on south pond, all-white LITTLE
BLUE HERON (rare here).

 From Paul Desjardins:
07/23/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill meadows -- Solitary Sandpiper.

 From Bev Propen:
07/23/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 1 FEMALE ORCHARD ORIOLE.

 From Micky Komara:
07/22/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- A Stilt Sandpiper
was in Boulder Pond around 7 PM Tuesday.  Also in attendance, the
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Subject: 07/22/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:06:26 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik:
07/22/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
continues; eight species of shorebirds during morning high tide
including 3700 Semipalmated Sandpipers (no stint among them that I
could find).
Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave, salt marsh corner just before entrance to
Long Beach Park -- One WHIMBREL.

 From Ryan MacLean with Mike Warner & Stefan Martin:
07/22/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 10:45 AM; Momma American Bittern
was right infront of the platform actively hunting. Only one of the
young ones was seen and it seems to have figured out how to hunt on
its own (caught atleast one frog).
Litchfield, White Memorial -- 1:30 PM; 2 VIRGINIA RAILS (seen/heard)
on the Little Pond boardwalk. Also 2 BOBOLINKS, 3 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, 1
female PURPLE FINCH and a BROAD WINGED HAWK. A quick stop at Cemetery
Pond yielded 3 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS.

 From Jason and Anthony Rieger:
07/22/14 - West Haven, Sandy Pt -- 6:05 PM; CASPIAN TERN flew by low
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Subject: 07/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:35:38 -0400
Note: Just two reports today, but the same species many miles apart.


 From Frank Mantlik:
07/21/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 1 male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
(swimming off nesting bar), at least 2000 Semipalmated Sandpipers on
marsh mudflats behind CAS Coastal Center as tide falling.

 From Hank Golet:
07/21/14 - ld Lyme, Great Island -- male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.  As I
was kayaking around the south tip of Great Island I saw the birds head
above the grass at the edge of the bank .  When I got closer it went
into the water and swam out a ways.  When I came back by an hour later
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Subject: 07/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:53:19 -0400
NOTE: Frank Mantlik posted the following heads-up on CTBirds.
EXTRALIMITAL EUROPEAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in New Jersey.
On early May, Newfoundland experienced an incredible influx of
European shorebirds including at least 2 Common Redshanks and dozens
of European Golden-Plovers. It stands to reason some might appear in
the U.S. during this current southbound migration. Here's the first
one.


 From Mark Danforth:
07/20/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- 9:00; Mississippi Kite over north
end of pond for about two minutes, left heading  south.

 From Carolyn Johns:
07/20/14 - Old Lyme, Rt 156 -- Bobwhite around Noon.  Not certain of
ID, but cannot find anything else that resembles the quail like bird
that crossed the road in front of my car.

 From Robert Hutton:
07/20/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 1 Black Skimmer.


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Subject: 07/19//2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:01:25 -0400
 From Robert Dixon:
07/19/14 - Sterling yard -- EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL (calling at 4:30
AM), PURPLE FINCH and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

 From Angela Dimmitt with Maureen Connolly:
07/18/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 3 charismatic young American
Bittern continue to chase Mom demanding food, she sometimes feeds
them, sometimes flies off.  One of them can fly and has fished
(frogged?) on its own, the other two tend to just sit and  chill, but
all 3 get aggressive with Mom when she is willing to feed them.  They
all stab at each other, not so nice.  Never see second parent.
Additional entertainment includes a Yellow-billed Cuckoo often seen
flying into low trees to the left  of the boardwalk (we also heard a
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Subject: 07/18/2014 Miss Kite
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:00:45 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik, with Greg Hanisek:
07/18/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond State Forest -- adult MISSISSIPPI KITE
flying over pond, harassed by Eastern Kingbird at 8:06 AM. It flew
south over pond and us, then went west just south of pond. We were on
trail along south side of pond.

 From Ryan MacLean:
07/18/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 3 young American Bittern.

 From Don Morgan:
07/18/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Yale Forest -- 1 Acadian Flycatcher,
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Subject: 07/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:06:18 -0400
 From Angela Dimmitt:
07/17/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 11:00 adult American Bittern
flies out of reeds on far bank for a few feet, followed by two young
scrambling together.  When they reach parent, it takes off again
another few feet, young falling over each other on foot.  Third time
parent flies, one of the young does  too, other scrambles.  They then
disappeared behind grasses/cattails.  Meanwhile a third bird is left
behind whence they first emerged, looks too pale for juvie but can't
tell for sure.  It then disappeared too.  Guess I got really lucky!

 From Paul Desjardins:
07/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- morning;  female
Boat-tailed Grackle and 2 large young. She caught a fish to feed them!

 From Frank Mantlik:
07/17/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach Rd, marsh pools -- 1 adult LITTLE
BLUE HERON, male GREATER SCAUP (in cove on beach side by red barn). No
sign of the Tricolored Heron nor any Stilt Sandpipers. What a great
looking spot for a rare wader!

 From James Winkelmann:
07/17/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh --  1 adult, 1 juvenile, American
Bittern in marsh pond area at end of boardwalk.  Also 1 Yellow-Billed
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Subject: 07/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:24:39 -0400
 From Dan, Emily, and Danny Rottino:
07/16/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- 1 STILT SANDPIPER continuing (I
did not locate the second bird), 1 TRICOLORED HERON, and 1 LITTLE BLUE
HERON.

 From Bev Propen:
07/16/14 - Milford, Milford Pt, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center --
3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (2 on marsh, 1 a flyover), 1 female
ORCHARD ORIOLE feeding in the basswood trees.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
07/15/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach marsh -- two STILT SANDPIPERS,
feeding in a shallow pool near the road, in transitional plumage. 


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Subject: 07/15/2014 Am Avocet
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:54:56 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik:
07/15/14 - Milford, foot of Sailor's Lane -- 2:06 PM; adult AMERICAN
AVOCET sleeping out in marsh by itself along edge of a channel. Tide
is dead high. Spotting scope definitely needed. Sailor's Lane is off
Housatonic Rd at north side of large Milford saltmarsh.

 From Sara Zagorski with Angela Dimmitt:
07/15/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- we observed the adult American
Bittern and 3 youngsters this morning from 7:40 AM to 9:30 AM.  The 2
younsters were on the tussock island, but the 3d younster was by
itself in the grass behind and further left of the other two. Maybe it
was voed off the island? :) The adult was close by, and we watched it
hunt and eat a frog. All appears to be well.

 From Frank Mantlik:
07/15/14 - Milford -- 3 adult BLACK SKIMMERS skimming on Housatonic
River near tip of Milford Point, as scoped from Stratford Greenway.

 From Arthur Shippee:
07/15/14 - Hamden, Upper Lake Whitney -- Black Vulture.

 From Don Morgan:
07/14/14 - Ashford/Union, Boston Hollow/Yale Forest -- 1 Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, 3 Acadian Flycatcher, 1 Common Raven, 2 Winter Wren, 4
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Subject: Avocet, Miss Kite
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:01:04 -0400
 From Frank Gallo and Jesus Tirado:
07/14/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Wheeler Marsh -- While leading a
summer camp group through the marsh, we found an American Avocet
roosting with egrets in the center of the marsh at high tide. The bird
flew to the west and we were unable to relocate it.
(Nobody else found it yet either.)

 From Kathy Van Der Aue:
07/14/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- saw the adult Bittern and the
three fledglings very well.

 From Mike Warner:
07/14/14 - Wilton, Horseshoe Road, Horseshoe Pond -- 9:30 AM; Little
Blue Heron.

 From Sara Zagorski:
07/13/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- An adult Mississippi Kite appeared
over the pond at 7:50 AM, hunted about 10 minutes, then disappeared.
Also had a Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

 From John Marshall:
07/13/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- MISSISSIPPI KITE, flew in at about
12:40 and left almost immediately. I watched it circle for about two
minutes. 

 From Doug Beach:
07/13/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- After spending a cumulative 12.5
hours last year at Great Pond and NOT seeing the Mississippi Kite, I
bagged it Sunday afternoon in exactly 10  minutes.  At 1:20 PM the
bird came in for approximately 3 minutes before exiting to the left
(toward the west).

 From Brenda Inskeep:
07/13/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 6:30 AM; American Bittern.

 From Jan Hollerbach along with Judy Richardson:
07/13/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- Adult American Bittern and 3
babies seen.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
07/13/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- American Bitterns; 3 babies on
island and one adult in open pond.  Also, the yellow-billed cuckoo
flew by again to the trees to the left of the boardwalk.

 From Bill Asteriades:
07/13/14 - East Hartford, Hockanum Linear Park Trail -- PECTORAL
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Subject: 07/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:33:27 -0400
 From Roy Harvey with Many others:
07/12/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- Two adult and three fledgeling
American Bittern.  First adult seen early (5:45 AM), first young one
around 7 AM.  Two of the young spend quite a while at the top of some
cattails, but all eventually came down and started walking around the
marsh edge.  Adults were sometimes defensive for them, but eventually
flew off leaving them on their own.  I left around mid-morning.  There
were no later reports on the list but enough on eBird to indicate some
later activity.

 From Robert Dixon:
07/12/14 - Sterling yard -- 46 species (juveniles of 18 species);
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL (calling at 4:30 AM), PURPLE FINCH (3), BLACK
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Subject: 07/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:07:28 -0400
 From Angela Dimmitt:
07/11/14 - Sherman/Wimisink Marsh - 6:30 AM - American Bittern
preening on island in pond.  11:30 AM; 3 (three) baby American
Bitterns, together on an island in the marsh, one fluffy body plus two
hunkered in grass with downy heads.  Parent seen threatening juvenile
great blue heron

 From Nick Bonomo:
07/10/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 4 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons
including one fresh juvenile that still had some down feathers on its
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Subject: 07/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:09:21 -0400
 From Charla & Steve Spector:
07/10/14 - Milford, Milford Point, sandbar -- 10:30 AM; Black Tern
sitting on diminishing sandbar.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Frank Gallo & Jesus Tirado:
07/10/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 1:00 PM; Frank Gallo spotted the
adult BLACK TERN flying by over sand bars and river mouth to the west
of beach viewing platform. 

 From Frank Mantlik:
07/10/14 - Stratford, Long Beach & Long Beach West -- 4 BOAT-TAILED
GRACKLES (3 male, 1 female) in large Locust tree just before entrance
booth.
Bridgeport, Pleasure Beach -- By far my rarest sighting was a ZEBRA
SWALLOWTAIL butterfly that flew past me heading east at 10:20 AM.

 From Mark Danforth:
07/10/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- Solitary Sandpiper.

 From Tracey Bissell:
07/10/14 - West Hartford, Yard -- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker visiting
our yard daily to munch on our Nut mix.  This is the first year we
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Subject: 07/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:49:17 -0400
 From Bev Propen:
07/09/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
-- 10 AM to 1 PM; 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (1 flyover and 1 on
marsh).

 From unknown via Margaret Robbins:
07/09/14 - Brookfield -- A customer of mine from Brookfield had an
adult male Painted Bunting at his feeder on July 8 at 7am. He has not
seen the bird since, but admits he has not had much time for watching
his feeders.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
07/08/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach marsh -- evening; 100 Snowy Egrets,
16 Great Egrets, 46 Glossy Ibis plus one WHITE-FACED IBIS and two
TRICOLORED HERON all feeding in a shallow pool in the middle of the
marsh.  The White-faced Ibis was likely the same bird reported from
this location on 7/6 by Paul Wolter and, intriguingly, looks to me to
be a different individual from the one seen in Hammonasset Beach SP
the past few weeks.   This bird had a less well-defined light stripe
around the light face and red eye. The face color seemed different as
well.  Both the Hammo and Shell Beach White-faced Ibis had long,
all-gray decurved bills and were slightly larger than the Glossy Ibis
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Subject: 07/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:37:51 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik with Angela Dimmitt:
07/08/14 - herman, Rt 39, Wimisink Marsh --  2 adult AMERICAN BITTERNS
at 10:45 AM.

 From Don Morgan:
07/08/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Yale Forest -- 7:10 AM to 12:50 PM;
1 Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Acadian
Flycatcher, 2 Brown  Creeper, 4 Winter Wren, 2 Blackburnian Warbler.


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Subject: 07/07/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:13:51 -0400
 From Lisa Wahle:
07/07/14 - East Haddam -- 6 Black Vultures (with TVs) circling over
downtown Monday morning.

 From Bill Batsford with Brian O'Toole:
07/07/14 - Sherman, Wimisink -- American Bittern seen from 9:45-10:15,
still there when I left.

 From Micky Komara:
07/06/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8 Short-billed
Dowitchers were in Boulder Pond around 6 PM Sunday for the tide, along
with the Little Blue x Tricolor Heron.  (I hear the dowitchers
continue today.)

 From Don Morgan:
07/06/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Yale Forest -- 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM; 1
Acadian Flycatcher, 2 Common Raven, 1 Brown Creeper, 2 Winter Wren, 4
Blackburnian Warbler, 1 Purple Finch.


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Subject: 07/06/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:25:24 -0400
 From Dan and Emily Rottino with Jesus Tirado:
07/06/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 7:00 AM; 1 AMERICAN BITTERN
hunting in the open water viewable from the end of the boardwalk just
of the parking lot.  Also a Virginia Rail.

 From Dave Provencher:
07/06/14 - Plainfield, Quinebaug River, north of the Rte 14 bridge --
this morning my son and I had 2 Acadian Flycatchers calling.

 From Paul Desjardins:
07/06/14 - Bloomfield -- This afternoon at the Seabury Retirement
Community 5 Bobolinks and 2 Eastern Meadowlarks.

 From Kamran Amin:
07/06/14 - Wilton -- Black Vulture.


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Subject: 07/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:55:20 -0400
 From Phil Rusch:
07/05/14 - North Windham, Windham Airport -- Eastern Meadowlark; a
total of 12, including distant groups of 6 and 4 out on the airport
proper.  Also a pair that were foraging and carrying food to an
apparent nest site just below the dam.  The large grass ares were
mowed in the last week, but it appears that at least 3 nests were
successful.

 From Roy Harvey:
07/05/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- 5:05 to 8:45 AM; American
Bittern first spotted at 6:30 AM moving very slowly (maybe 20 feet in
35 minutes) on the edge of and through some grass.  At 7:10 it few
away north.  Next seen back at 7:17, when it started hunting the open
areas.  It stayed more or less visible until at least 8:10 when I went
off exploring.  When I returned around 8:45 I saw it flying off, again
to the north.  From what two birders who had arrived while I was away
said it had been around the whole time they were there.

 From Mark Danforth:
07/05/14 - Sherman, Wimisink preserve -- American Bittern continues,
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Two Virginia Rails heard and one seen at small
observation deck south of parking area and boardwalk. 

 From Paul Desjardins:
07/05/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond State Forest -- morning; Solitary
Sandpiper. My earliest ever!

 From Rob Ballinger:
07/05/14 - Bloomfield -- Cliff Swallows collecting mud at a puddle
outside Republic on Jerome Ave.

 From Stefan Martin:
07/05/14 - Greenwich -- Peregrine Falcon following the Mianus River
south to LI Sound.

 From Doug Carrier via Paul Carrier:
07/05/14 - West Hartland -- Ruffed Grouse seen, drumming heard.

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
07/05/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- My brother and I had a
family of four Orchard Orioles near the path between the two ponds
across the street from the Kellogg Center.


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Subject: 07/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:58:40 -0400
 From Dan and Karen Mercurio:
07/04/14 - Sherman, Wimisink Marsh -- American Bittern carries on.
feeding on frogs and tadpoles.
New Milford? -- We stopped just south of New Milford at a scenic
overlook to what I believe is Lover's Leap State Park on route 67.  A
Blue Grosbeak flushed from the side where there is a house located and
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Subject: 07/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:29:54 -0400
NOTE: The parking lot and grounds at Milford Point Coastal Center will
be closed for part of this weekend including ALL DAY FRIDAY!  For the
full story see:

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140630/049572.html 



 From Ted Gilman:
07/03/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- ORCHARD ORIOLE singing behind
Kimberlin Education Center building.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Linda Vegliante and Denise Jernigan:
07/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- White-faced Ibis
Thursday morning around 10 AM.  Sighting was confirmed by Noble
Proctor.  It was in the marsh grasses on the southwest side of Nature
Center Parking Lot.  Also 1 Little Blue Heron x Tricolored Heron
hybrid (boulder pond), 2 Liitle Blue Heron (1 adult, 1 juv).

 From Jack Faller via Jerry Connolly:
07/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- WHITE-FACED IBIS,
TRICOLORED X LITTLE BLUE HERON hybrid, Short-billed Dowitchers.

 From Tom Kelly:
07/02/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 5:30 PM; Black Skimmer.


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Subject: 07/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:23:41 -0400
 From Angela Dimmitt:
07/02/14 - Sherman/Wimisink Marsh -- 6:15 AM, American Bittern on same
tussock, caught enormous tadpole; 6:45 flew north and landed in shrub
near where landed yesterday;  preened; 7:20 still in bush when I left.

 From Kevin Finnan:
07/02/14 - Goshen yard -- Red-breasted Nuthatch.

 From Robert Hutton:
07/02/14 - ????? -- Horned Grebe.

 From Bev Propen:
07/02/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center -- 2 ORCHARD
ORIOLES; 1 immature male (black by chin & neck and yellow breast and
stomach) singing all morning in front of building and side.  Also a
female ORCHARD ORIOLE accompanying it occasionally.   2 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS, 1 foraging in marsh, another was a flyover.


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Subject: 07/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:40:30 -0400
 From Angela Dimmitt:
07/01/14 - herman/Wimisink Marsh from boardwalk -- AMERICAN BITTERN
fishing from tussock in open pond (water now low) around 6:08 AM.
Caught two very large fish and numerous pollywogs; 6:55 flew north
across marsh 150+/- yards; 7:08 returned and continued fishing. Also
Marsh Wrens.  Rt 39 N at Rt55.

 From Hank Golet:
07/01/14 - Old Lyme, Watch Rock area in kayak -- COMMON MOORHEN, LEAST
BITTERN.

 From Rebecca Schwartz:
07/01/14 - Simsbury/Avon town line, along the railtrail, near Nod
Brook -- Brown Thrasher.

 From Cindi and Bill Kobak:
06/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 6 to 6:30 PM;
WHITE-FACED IBIS in Meigs marsh east of parking lot feeding in mud
around grass tussocks, while LITTLE BLUE HERON fished in marsh's open
water. Ibis (reddish face and red eyes visible in perfect early
evening light) moved deeper into marsh, scaring up dozens and dozens
of seaside dragonlet dragonflies from grasses. SALTMARSH SPARROW in
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Subject: 06/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:23:58 -0400
 From Bill Batsford:
06/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 9:40 AM; White-faced
Ibis seen with Dorothy Wadlow at same area as previously reported.
White around face and definite reddish face.


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Subject: 06/29/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:39:27 -0400
 From Mark Danforth:
06/29/14 - South Windsor, Station 43 -- 4:45 to 6:15 AM; one Least
Bittern.

 From John Marshall:
06/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- WHITE-FACED IBIS, seen to
the east of the picnic tabes and the Cedar Island trail with the
Loscalzos at about 9:00 this morning. Greg Hanisek was kind enough to
point us in the right direction. 

 From Greg Hanisek:
06/29/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach marsh -- 1 TRICOLORED HERON, 1 adult
Little Blue Heron, 22 Great Egrets, 54 Snowy Egrets, 38 Glossy Ibis.
(Some unusual amounts in that list.)
Sachem Head marsh -- 20 Snowy Egrets.
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- WHITE-FACED IBIS with c. 6 Glossy
Ibis in Meigs Point marsh 8 AM, TRICOLORED HERON X LITTLE BLUE HERON
very cooperative as usual in Boulder Pond. Spent about an hour on the
platform looking for Roseate Tern without success.

 From Alex Burdo:
06/29/14 -  Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- The WHITE-FACED IBIS
continued as of 1:30 PM. It was foraging in the marsh to the east of
the Willard's Island parking lot. The bird was viewed from the short
stretch of blacktop between the nature center parking lot and
Willard's Island lot, south of the brown dumpster.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
06/29/14 - Westbrook, Duck Island, in the LI Sound ~1/4 mile beyond
the mouth of the Menunketesuck River -- One adult TRICOLORED HERON.
The heron flew from the middle of the island where the nests are and
landed on a small tree at the edge of the island.  There were 4-5
Little Blue Herons flying to and from the island.  All observations
were made from kayaks, a few yards from the east shore of the island.
The island is off-limits during the breeding season. 

 From Patrick Comins, Max Comins:
06/29/14 - Meriden, yard -- Quite a surprise to have a Common
Nighthawk fly over heading north seen by Max and me from the yard.

 From Mary Porterfield & Arthur Shippee:
06/29/14 - Hamden, Waite St, causeway bridge -- male Orchard Oriole.


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Subject: 06/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:21:07 -0400
 From Russ Smiley:
06/28/14 - South Windsor, Station 43 -- 9:00 AM; at least two Least
Bitterns were seen flying across marsh. Heard a possible 3rd and there
was a young Bittern or heron flying, too.

 From Patrick Comins:
06/28/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- The White-faced Ibis
continues as if 5:40 PM in the marsh east of the Willard's Island
parking lot, near the dumpsters.

 From Jim Dugan:
06/28/14 - New Milford - 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS. Set southbound and
calling at 6:12 PM. Seen and heard from our front porch. Quite a
summer evening surprise.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
06/28/14 - Groton, Haley Farm -- 8:00 AM; one female ORCHARD ORIOLE in
the marshy area next to the  swamp.
9:00 AM; one YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at the far end of the field which
has a stone wall at its lower end.

 From Don Morgan:
06/28/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Barlow Mill -- 4 Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, 2 Acadian Flycatcher, 1 Alder Flycatcher, 1 Red-breasted
Nuthatch, 2 Brown Creeper, 1 Winter Wren, 2 Blackburnian Warbler, 1
Purple Finch.

 From Dave Provencher:
06/27/14 - Lyme, Mt Archer -- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker pair seen while
I was hiking.  Male was drumming and aggressively responded to
drumming imitation. Pretty far south in CT for this species, maybe 6
or 7 miles north of Long Island Sound.


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