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Subject: 11/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:54:52 -0500
 From Sara Zagorski:
11/23/14 - New London, Ocean Beach SP -- Lark Sparrow continues on the
dirt path on the right side of the water slide.

 From Rollin S Tebbetts:
11/23/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch, South River Street -- 1
Red-necked Grebe.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/23/14 - Enfield, north Enfield boat launch -- Red-necked Grebe.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
11/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- a flock of 5 Black
Scoter flew in, landed briefly, then continued west.  Also Northern
Gannet, Purple Sandpiper, and Lapland Longspur.

 From Steve Spector:
11/23/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach Road -- with Sol Satin, Pectoral
Sandpiper.

 From Phil Rusch:
11/23/14 - Storrs, UCONN, field below horse barn -- a single late
Pectoral Sandpiper.  (I did consider Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, but this
bird had a heavily streaked breast with no hint of orange.)

 From Steve Mayo:
11/23/14 - Bethany -- afternoon; my Lab and I had 3 American Woodcock
high up (10 meters, through the trees) while walking on the red trail
behind the Old Bethany Airport.  This was not really near yesterday's
sightings, which were seen off-trail in a "ticky-er" area. 


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Subject: 11/22/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:09 -0500
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/22/14 - West Hartford, Reservoir #6 -- 1 CACKLING GOOSE, 2 NORTHERN
PINTAIL.

 From Alex Burdo:
11/22/14 - Wallingford near the intersection of Whirlwind Hill Road
and Cooke Road -- Greater White-fronted Goose (in a flock of around
400 Canadas).

 From Alex Burdo and Doug Warner:
11/22/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park -- Lark Sparrow seen very well
in the same area as reported previously, from around 3:30-4:30 this
afternoon.

 From Justin & Owen Lawson:
11/22/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park -- Lark Sparrow  feeding on
grass by permanent picnic tables and on the gravel path between the
water and fence.  Having never been there a gentleman guided my family
in the right direction. (thank you).

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/22/14 - Fairfield/Bridgeport, Ash Creek -- Adult EURASIAN WIGEON
(among flock of American Wigeon) easily seen from parking lot of One
Post Rd office building at intersection of Post Rd and Grasmere.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/22/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadow -- 1 Fox Sparrow.
East Granby, East Granby Farms -- 1 Rusty Blackbird.

 From Hank Golet with Maryann Nazarchky:
11/22/14 - Mystic, Ender's Island -- BLACK-HEADED GULL, adult
non-breeding,

 From Hank Golet:
11/22/14 - Rocky Neck, Rocky Neck marsh -- LITTLE BLUE HERON, JUV.

 From Jan Hollerbach:
11/22/14 - Westport, private home, very close to Post Road and Turkey
Hill -- Red-breasted Nuthatch.

 From Steve Mayo:
11/22/14 - Bethany -- 4 American Woodcock flushed in the woods, from
behind the driving range just south of the Old Bethany Airport.  

 From Aidan Kiley with New Haven Bird Club Walk:
11/22/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 Brown Creeper at
main entrance, 1 Swainson's Thrush seen well, 25 Snow Buntings.
Fairfield, Mill Plain Road -- 1 Black Vulture circling close.


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Subject: 11/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:50:33 -0500
 From Michael Doyle:
11/21/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lak -- morning;  two White-winged
Scoter, one Red-throated Loon, one Red-necked Grebe. Also two Northern
Shoveler.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
11/21/14 - Colchester, yard -- Between 6:30 and 7:30 AM; Brown Creeper
and Fox Sparrow continue.
?????, on the Rt. 207 Section of the Hebron Rail Trail across from the
Fish and Game Section of that Swamp -- Between 9:15 and 9:30; A Dozen
male and female Rusty Blackbirds were walking on the ice near the edge
of the swamp on both sides of the Trail.

 From Andy Griswold:
11/21/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Three flyby Red
Crossbill.
New London, Ocean Beach Park -- Lark Sparrow continues along with
Common Eider, and northern Gannet. 

 From Steve Spector:
11/21/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- 32 Snow Bunting.
Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Vesper Sparrow feeding with
Ipswich Savannah Sparrow.

 From Tom Murray:
11/21/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- about 40 Snow Bunting at far
west end of the park on grassy field just before Fairweather Island.
Seen at 4:10 PM.

 From Ted Gilman:
11/20/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- AMERICAN WOODCOCK and FOX
SPARROW each flushed out of the brush as I walked along the boardwalk
between the front fields and the orchard, just north of Quaker Ridge
Hawk Watch site.


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Subject: 11/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:02:13 -0500
 From Justine Lee via eBird and Frank Mantlik:
11/19/14 - Fairfield, Ash Creek -- 2:20 PM Wednesday; female HARLEQUIN
DUCK.  There is no way to be sure of the precise location, but the
eBird report (with link to photo) is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20607644

 From John Oshlick:
11/20/14 - New Haven, East Shore Park -- 1 American Woodcock, 1
Bonaparte's Gull.

 From Michael Doyle:
11/20/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake -- morning; four Northern Shoveler
in the outlet cove.

 From Keith Mueller:
11/20/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill Rd, above Mackenzie Reservoir
-- Cackling Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
11/20/14 - Killingworth, Chatfield Hollow State Park -- 9:30 AM; 3
Swainson's Thrushes just off main road near the parking area adjoining
the Boardwalk.

 From Tom Murray:
11/20/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- 23 Snow Bunting on grass field
at far west end of the park, seen at 4 PM.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/20/14 - Broad Brook, Mill Pond -- afternoon; 2 Northern Shovelers,
hen Northern Pintail.

 From Steve Spector:
11/20/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- 3:30 PM; Vesper Sparrow.  Cold
sparrow lanes next to main parking lot with constant west wind.

 From Hank Golet:
11/20/14 - New London, Ocean Beach -- Around noon, LARK SPARROW was
almost at south end of fence, picnic table area.  Also, "IPSWICH"
SAVANNAH SPARROW in sparce beach grass area before viewing pllatform.

 From Robert Dixon:
11/20/14 - Sterling, yard, feeders -- FOX SPARROW (3), YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER (1f).

 From Tony Hager:
11/20/14 - Middletown -- 3:30 PM; 32 (more-or-less) BLACK VULTURES
circling roughly over the Home Depot on Rt 66.


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Subject: 11/19/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:51:46 -0500
 From Ryan MacLean:
11/19/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- Our 14th Golden Eagle of the
season gave 3 hawkwatchers and several members of the Audubon staff
great looks soaring directly over the parking lot at 12:20. 

 From Julian Hough:
11/19/14 - ????? -- Two flocks of American Pipits, totalling 100+ and
30+ respectively in fields surrounding Lyman Orchards between Rt 157
and Powder HIll Road. Never seen that many American Pipits together.

 From Janis LaPointe:
11/19/14 - Bloomfield -- An adult Snow Goose (with a flock of Canadas)
was on the lawn of Carmen Arace School on Park Ave this afternoon. The
flock appeared small on the front law.  Then the Snow Goose and other
moved among the school's athletic fields joining a much large flock.
Seen at 2:30 to 3:00 PM.

 From Greg Hanisek:
11/19/14 - New Preston, Lake Waramaug -- 10 species of waterfowl
including one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

 From Morris and Debbie Finkelstein:
11/19/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park -- The Lark Sparrow was
present this afternoon around 3:00 PM, in the picnic area, as
previously described.  We didn't spot the Common Eider or Northern
Gannet near the shore today.


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Subject: 11/18/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:57:13 -0500
 From Dave Provencher:
11/18/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park -- The Lark Sparrow was still
present this morning, in the area of the picnic tables. It moved to
the vegetation along the creek at one point. Though there are a few
other sparrows about, it appears to not be associating with them. Also
of note were 6 Common Eider and a small number of Northern Gannets
working very close to the shore.

 From Doug Beach with Roger Preston and Ben Skaught:
11/18/14 - East Granby -- 1 Black Vulture over East Granby; seen from
the Simsbury Airport at 10:00.  Approximately 25 American Pipits
continuing from last week at the Simsbury Airport.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
11/18/14 - Madison, yard -- A Fox Sparrow briefly joined the feeding
frenzy under our feeders at 1 PM today.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
11/18/14 - Milford, Jonathan Law HS/Beaver Brook Pond -- the drake
EURASIAN WIGEON continues (in a flock of ~ 100 American Wigeon).
Stratford, Pecks Mill Pond -- one hen NORTHERN SHOVELER.

 From Jim & Jan Sherwonit:
11/18/14 - Old Saybrook, yard -- Our lone Fox Sparrow (and female
Purple Finch) continue at the feeders along with all the usuals.


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Subject: 11/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:32:13 -0500
 From Chuck Imbergamo:
11/17/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Two Lapland Longspurs in
the Nature Center lot.


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Subject: 11/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:56:09 -0500
 From Russ Smiley:
11/16/14 - New London, Ocean Beach Park -- 10:45 AM: Lark Sparrow near
playground area by picnic tables seen front stream side trail.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/15/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park -- 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.
11/16/14 - Canton, Canton Yard- 200+ PINE SISKIN, 3 PURPLE FINCH.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
11/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 9:00 AM; One NORTHERN
GANNET flying off the coast beyond the jetty; 25 SNOW BUNTINGS in
Nature Center parking field; looking north from the Cedar Island
observation platform 1 male PEREGRINE FALCON on a nearer log.

 From Larry Bausher:
11/16/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 10:30 AM; hen Northern Pintail  
continues on back pond (with Mallards)  Also Pine Siskins.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/16/14 - South Windsor, Station 43, Vibert Rd section -- 2 Fox
Sparrows and 3 Rusty Blackbirds.
Broad Brook, Mill Pond -- hen Northern Pintail and 2 Common Raven.

 From Gina Nichol & Steve Bird:
11/16/14 - Madison, Hammonassett State Park, Willards Island -- Fox
Sparrow.

 From Dan Cimbaro:
11/16/14 - East Hampton -- noon; 8 Rusty Blackbirds present at Pine
Brook marsh.  Feeding on ground at north end of marsh visible from
trail at intersection of Chestnut Hill Road & Old Middletown Ave.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/16/14 -  New London, Ocean Beach Park -- 2:20 PM; The Lark Sparrow
found by Russ this morn continues.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
11/16/14 - Colchester, yard -- Red-headed Woodpecker showed up finally
around 10 and stayed around off and on til last seen around 4:30. Five
other people got to see it today. Thanks for not giving up on him/her.
It seems to be more active after 2 P.M. Today it was seen eating
peanuts, suet and white millet on the ground near back feeder. Before
lunch it seemed to be find his cache and eating leftovers from
yesterday.

 From Jory Teltser:
11/16/14 - ?????, Jonathan Law School -- Eurasian Wigeon, at 4 PM,with
Tina Green.

 From Hank Golet:
11/16/14 - Waterford, Town beach, on Islands off the beach -- COMMON
EIDER 4, PURPLE SANDPIPER 4.

 From Steve Kotchko:
11/16/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- about 50 American Pipits
in field in the meadows.

 From Robert and Linda Dixon:
11/16/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (5), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
(1f) and 28 Northern Cardinals at dusk (20 males).
Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- PURPLE FINCH (2), FOX
SPARROW.

 From Craig Repasz:
11/16/14 - ?????, West Rock -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/16/14 - Stratford, undisclosed private residence -- Immature female
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD coming to feeder. Identification, age and sex
determined with aid of photographs. Access to birders is not yet
allowed.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
11/16/14 - tratford, our residence -- Fox Sparrow. Our first of
season.

 From James Sherwonit:
11/16/14 - Old Saybrook -- Fox Sparrow

 From Cindi Kobak:
11/15/14 - North Guilford yard -- 2 adult male YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKERS stripped last of fruit from winterberry in late afternoon.


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Subject: 11/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:33:41 -0500
 From Annie and Mike Perko:
11/15/14 - Colchester, yard -- A RED HEADED WOODPECKER (JUVENILE)
showed up under my peanut feeder in back. Going from peanut feeder to
suet feeder tree in back yard. Showed up at 7:45 AM and still there as
of 4 PM, coming as often as every 2 minutes caching away peanuts in
two large swamp maples in backyard.

 From Ernie Harris:
11/15/14 - Colchester deck -- 6:45-7:45 AM; Brown Creeper, Common
Raven.

 From Michael Doyle:
11/15/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake -- One Red-throated Loon this
morning in the center of the lake.

 From Russ Smiley:
11/15/14 - East Windsor, Broad Brook Mill Pond -- Greater
White-fronted Goose arrived about 10:30 AM.  Barnacle Goose arrived
around 11 AM.

 From Nick Bonomo:
11/15/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- 11 AM; A CATTLE EGRET just flew
out of the horse pen that is near the west entrance to the park. It
flew behind the landfill, heading west.

 From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Sat. Bird Walk Crew:
11/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- COMMON EIDER, 2 GREAT
CORMORANTS, 40+ SNOW BUNTINGS (all at end of moraine trail, visible
from Cedar Isle trail platform).

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 Brown Creeper in
campground, 70 Snow Buntings in several parking areas and also viewed
from Cedar I platform, 2 Northern Gannet, 1 Common Eider.

 From Mark Szantyr:
11/15/14 - East Windsor, Broad Brook -- found the Barnacle Goose and
the Greater White-fronted Goose.

 From Fran Zygmont:
11/15/14 - Barkhamsted Yard -- Just when I thought my yard Fox Sparrow
numbers were subsiding, I counted 19 visible at one pass along grounds
where I feed (4:15 PM). Also for the yard today: 1 Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, 1 Brown Creeper, several Pine Siskins, 1 Common Raven.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Bob Dewire and group :
11/15/14 - Lyme, Ely's Ferry Rd -- 3:00 PM; 1 Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, 1 Brown Creeper, flock of Pine Siskins.

 From Scott Besade:
11/15/14 - Stonington, Barn Island to Sandy Point, from boat -- 30
Common Eider, 8 White-winted Scoter, 2 Northern Pintail.

 From Robert Dixon:
11/15/14 - Sterling yard -- 33 species; FOX SPARROW (3), PURPLE FINCH,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1f), AMERICAN WOODCOCK flushed from sunny
hillside.

 From Steve Spector:
11/15/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- female Northern Pintail continues
(has been associating with Mallards for a week).

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/14/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK.

 From Dana Campbell:
11/14/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk Watch -- 10:45;
Juvie GOLDEN EAGLE gave great looks, 7 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 44 PINE
SISKINS.

 From Gina Nichol & Steve Bird:
11/14/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Common Eider close to
shore off the Moraine Trail, 14 Snow Buntings in the East Beach
parking lot.


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Subject: 11/13/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:02:09 -0500
 From Tina Green:
11/13/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Eurasian Wigeon in the Mill
Pond before the entrance to the park.  (Also a Northern Saw-whet Owl
killed by a Red-tailed Hawk.)

 From Bill Batsford:
11/13/14 - New Haven, Fargeorge Preserve -- American Woodcock flushed
from side of trail connecting Meadow and River trails.

 From Gina Nichol:
11/13/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM; 2
Black Vulture, 1 Winter Wren, 1 Brown Thrasher, 3 Lincoln's Sparrow,
80 Pine Siskin.

 From Rob Mirer:
11/13/14 - East Haddam -- While having coffee at a friend’s house in
town this morning, 2 Redpolls (Common I assume) at his feeders.

 From Debbie McTigue:
11/13/14 - Broad Brook, Millpond -- 12:15 P{M; got great looks at the
Barnacle Goose, which was on the left-hand side of the pond about
half-way towards the back.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/13/14 - Old Lyme, Smith Neck Rd -- 2 FOX SPARROWS, 1 BROWN
THRASHER.

 From Greg Hanisek, Bill Banks and Bruce Finnan:
11/13/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach marsh -- from red barn, 2 LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS; also 2 American Pipits.

 From Jim Pfeifer:
11/13/14 - Somers, farm land located north of Durkee Road -- 6 Fox
Sparrow, 1 immature White-crowned Sparrow.


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Subject: 11/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:26:20 -0500
NOTE: Only NEGATIVE reports today (Wednesday) from those seeking the
Lyman Orchard Yellow-headed Blackbird(s).


 From David Zomick:
11/12/14 - Bloomfield -- One Snow Goose behind Carmen Arace school in
the Athletic field.  One Cackling Goose in front of Carmen Arace
school between the entrance and Rt 178 feeding in muddy area close to
parking lot; short stubby bill & white neck band readily seen.

 From Paul Carrier:
11/12/14 - Cannan -- 18 Black Vultures kettleing.

 From Mike Resch:
11/12/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchard -- Fly over American Pipits were
nice; a flock of about 30, another flock of 6, and a single bird.

 From Joseph Budrow:
11/11/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchard -- 9 AM; Yellow-headed Blackbird
in plowed field where corn maze was.  Brown with partial yellow head.

 From Michael Doyle:
11/11/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake, Point Folly -- Three Northern
Shoveler east of the point.

 From Michaelene Komara:
11/11/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Common Eider off Moraine
Trail.

 From Steve Spector:
11/11/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- around noon;  western end of main
sandbar, Lapland Longspur.   Also, 2 Nelson's Sparrow, 2 "Ipswich"
Savannah Sparrows.

 From David Zomick:
11/11/14 - Southbury, Cassidy Road -- Cattle Egret seen 12:10 PM on
telephone wires near cow feeding pen/orange colored enclosure & again
alongside cows in meadow across the road from Southbury Training
School Farms.

 From Greg Hanisek:
11/11/14 - Southbury, Cassidy Road -- CATTLE GREAT in pasture with
Holsteins; found today and reported to eBird by Adrian Lewis.

 From Bill Banks:
11/11/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk Watch -- 180 Pine
Siskins.

 From Ryan Maclean:
11/11/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- the best look we've had at
a Golden Eagle all season at 3:39.


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Subject: 11/10/2014 Lark Sparrow, YHBB
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:32:25 -0500
 From Patrick Comins:
11/10/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Lark Sparrow near the
west side of the swan pond at 8:40 am.  Thank you to the birder who
helped me track it down!

 From Julian Hough:
11/10/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchards -- Yellow-headed Blackbird was
showing well at 8:00am in the ploughed field (Lyman's Corn Maze) at
Lyman Orchards at the corner of Rt 147 and Rt 157. Best viewed from Rt
147 looking back toward the pond.  The flock disperses into the
surrounding trees but frequently returns to feed in the same field, so
the bird obviously goes missing for periods. These are busy roads,
please pull over safely if looking for this bird.

 From Bill Banks:
11/10/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchards -- Yellow-headed Blackbird in
the same field.

 From David Coutu:
11/10/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchard -- Yellow Headed Blackbird
continues same location 3:30PM.  Good looks first perched in adjacent
tree.  I located and watched as it joined the feeding flock below.

 From Ryan MacLean:
11/10/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- extremely distant Juv Golden
Eagle heading SW towards Long Island Sound.

 From Charles Trapani:
11/10/14 - East Windsor, Broad Brook Pond -- The Barnacle Goose came
in with the huge Canada flock about 10 AM, and continued until at
least 11:10.

 From Steve Spector:
11/10/14 - Milford, Milford Point, sandbars -- 2 Nelson's Sparrows,
"Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow (around 3:30 PM).


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Subject: 11/09/2014 Lark Sparrow
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:19:25 -0500
 From Mark Danforth:
11/09/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 3:15 PM; Lark Sparrow
under cedar grove on north edge of Swan Pond.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp:
11/09/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchard -- Yellow-headed Blackbird by
the pond at 11:00 AM.

 From Stefan Martin:
11/09/14 - Greenwich, Rockwood Reservoir -- 1 Juv White-rumped
Sandpiper feeding alone.

 From Patrick Comins:
11/09/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchard -- a juvenile "blue" Snow Goose
Sunday morning, just before the Yellow-headed Blackbird showed up (10
minutes after I left). 

 From Ryan MacLean, Stefan Martin, Mike Warner and Ken Mirman:
11/09/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- Juv Goshawk seen extremely well
around 1:30, heading SW.

 From Don Morgan:
11/09/14 - Coventry, Coventry Lake -- 3 Lesser Scaup.
Storrs, UConn, Valentines Meadow, (Across the road from the  stable)
-- 5 Wilson's Snipe on the edges of the largest puddle, east? end  of
the field.

 From Hank Golet:
11/09/14 - Old Lyme, Great Island -- adult Peregrine Falcon, 2
"Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow, 9 Snow Bunting.

 From Nick Bonomo:
11/09/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- apparent hybrid adult LESSER
BLACK-BACKED x HERRING GULL, 19 SNOW BUNTING, and one possible
"Cassiar" Dark-eyed Junco.
East Haven, Proto Dr -- ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

 From Ayreslea Denny, Janet Petricone, Rita Dempsey via David
Babington:
11/08/14 - Litchfield, Chestnut Hill, hawk watch -- 1 Golden Eagle, 1
Northern Goshawk.

 From Robert Dixon:
11/09/14 - Sterling yard feeders -- started my 19th season of Project
Feederwatch this weekend. Some highlights: FOX SPARROW, PURPLE FINCH,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (on suet / peanut feeder). Also had a flyover
PINE SISKIN.

 From James Sherwonit:
11/09/14 - Old Saybrook, yard -- Pine Siskins.

 From Meredith Sampson:
11/08/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 2 BROWN CREEPERS,
immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. 

 From Fran Zygmont:
11/08/14 - Barkhamsted yard -- Pine Siskins are still passing thru
with 3 separate flocks; one had ~25 flying low over my house.  At dusk
had 13(!) Fox Sparrows seen at one time. I knew their numbers have
been building from the 6 seen on Friday. 


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Subject: 11/08/2014 Lark Sparrow
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 23:03:31 -0500
Note from Frank Mantlik for those who bird in Stratford.
"Main Street is closed between Sniffens Ln. and Dorne Dr. for 4
months. The detour takes you on Rt. 113 past the Sikorsky Airport
entrance."  (For those familiar with the area but not street names,
Dord Dr takes you to Short Beach park, while Sniffens Ln leads to
Knapp's Landing.  The closed section is along tne end of the runway.)


 From Gina Nichol:
11/08/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8:15 AM; Lark Sparrow in
same area near playground at west end.

 From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Saturday Bird Walk Crew:
11/08/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- LARK SPARROW (20 yds
west of Campground playground with sparrow flock), 4 NORTHERN GANNETS,
VESPER SPARROW by some around noon.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/08/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 6 LESSER SCAUP.

 From Sean Murtha:
11/08/14 - Norwalk, Norwalk Millpond -- one EURASIAN WIGEON.

 From Jory Teltser with Preston Lust:
11/08/14 - Norwalk, Mill Pond -- Eurasian Widgeon.

 From Brian Kleinman:
11/08/14 - Windsor, Waterside Crossing -- 1 PM; 2 CACKLING GEESE
(mixed in with about 400 Canada Geese).  The 2 Cackling Geese were on
the lawn next the Insurance Buildings staying within close proximity
to one another.  These were both light-breasted birds as opposed to
the Bloomfield Cackling Goose which is dark-breasted.

 From Ryan MacLean:
11/08/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- Sub-Adult Golden Eable seen at
2:12 by 4 observers.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/08/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- afternoon; Winter Wren, late
Tennessee Warbler, 3 Fox Sparrows.

 From Rob Mirer:
11/08/14 - Moodus, Moodus Reservoir -- morning; at the north end of
the reservoir, a fly-over Common Raven.

 From Maria Stockmal:
11/08/14 - Ansonia, Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center -- American
Woodcock, Winter Wren, Black Vulture, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Purple
Finch, Fox Sparrow, Common Raven.

 From John Oshlick with Nick Bonomo and Jake Musser:
11/08/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Yellow-headed Blackbird
in a flock of mixed blackbirds. The extensive yellow head and white
wing-patches were seen well.

 From Steve Spector:
11/08/14 - Milford, yard -- Lincoln's Sparrow.
Milford, Mondo Ponds -- hen Northern Pintail.

 From Annie Perko:
11/08/14 - Colchester, yard -- Fox Sparrow under front yard feeder at
6:17 AM.

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/07/14 - Milford, Sailor's Lane -- AMERICAN BITTERN seen in flight
over salt marsh during very high tide.


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Subject: 11/07/2014 Lark Sparrow
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 23:18:27 -0500
 From Chuck Imbergamo:
11/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 10:15 AM; relocated the
Lark Sparrow in the West campground; about 500 feet northwest of where
I found it yesterday near the dumpsters near the playground area. Near
the corner of 'P' street.  With Bev Propen.

 From Mike Resch:
11/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 11:30; found the Lark
Sparrow again, giving great views.  A flyover flock of Pine Siskins
and a couple flyover Purple Finches were nice too.

 From Tom Murray:
11/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Lark Sparrow seen at
2:10 with Steve Spector and to others 500 feet east of dumpsters.
(Hanging with 2 Chipping Sparrows.)

 From Keith Mueller:
11/07/14 - Durham, Greenbachers Pond -- "Blue" Snow Goose as reported
by Nick B  still present in the morning.  Also 2 maybe 3 Cackling
Geese and at least 6 small stubby-billed Lesser type Canada's.

 From Tina Green:
11/07/14 - Stonington, over I-95 near Rhode Island -- 2 Sandhill
Cranes flying over and heading Northwest.

 From atrick Dugan, David Winston:
11/07/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- 2
Orange-crowned Warblers in the SW corner.

 From Ryan MacLean with Frank Guida:
11/07/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- Gorgeous looks at a
juvenile Golden Eagle at 11:36 heading SW.

 From Sara Zagorski:
11/07/14 - East Windsor, Broad Brook Pond -- A Barnacle Goose
continues (with about a 1000 Canada Goose flock), seen in back right
of pond at 2 PM.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/07/14 - Windsor Locks, yard -- morning; 3 flyover Evening Grosbeaks
and a Pine Siskin.

 From Rob Mirer:
11/07/14 - East Haddam, Sunrise State Park -- 3 PM; Alberta and I were
walking down to the banks of the Salmon River when we flushed a red
fox, which in turn flushed a Ruffed Grouse along the river bank. 

 From Dana Campbell et al:
11/07/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawkwatch -- 2 BLACK
VULTURES, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS.  Many small migrants including 5
AMERICAN PIPITS, 330 PINE SISKINS, 45 PURPLE FINCHES.

 From Annie Perko with Janet Weisner:
11/07/14 - Storrs, Horse Barn Hill -- about 3:30 PM; one immature Snow
Goose on back side (in amongst about 100 canada geese).


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Subject: 11/06/2014 Yellow-headed Blackbird
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:29:14 -0500
 From Nick Bonomo:
11/06/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchards --  immature male YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD (in a large mixed flock of Grackles and Red-winged).
Durham, Greenbacker Pond -- an immature "Blue" SNOW GOOSE (among 430
Canadas).

 From Phil Rusch:
11/06/14 - Storrs, UCONN, Horsebarn Hill Rd -- 8:30 AM; 1 Snow Goose
(in with Canadas). 

 From Jack Swatt:
11/06/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- morning; 6 NORTHERN
SHOVELERS,

 From Michael Doyle:
11/06/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake -- one Surf Scoter west of Pt
Folly.

 From Patrick Dugan:
11/06/14 - Stamford, Shippan Pt -- 7:15 to 9:15 AM; 7 Black Scoter, 2
White-winged Scoter, 5 Northern Gannet, 3 Great Cormorant.


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Subject: 11/05/2014 Lark Sparrow
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:10:27 -0500
 From Chuck Imbergamo:
11/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- one LARK SPARROW in
dumpsters area near campground playground; same place as last year.

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 PM; Adult LARK SPARROW
relocated by Sara Zagorski in Campground with sparrow and junco flock,
but far from original site. Six of us looking at it now adjacent to
Mohegan 2 bathroom at extreme eastern (?) end of campground. We are
adjacent to entrance road about 1/2 way to first big rotary (with
large salt marsh on left). I don't think its legal to park along road
and walk into CG. Otherwise go to Swan Pond, take first dirt road on
right, park at end and walk straight into the CG.  Alternately park in
CG lot at Park entrance and walk on paved road east, paralleling and
keeping entrance road on your left. Follow this to Mohegan 2 bathroom
area. About a 10-15 minute walk.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 PM Lark Sparrow
continues.

 From Michaelene Komara:
11/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Lark Sparrow continues
behind Mohegan 2 restroom.

 From Jerry Connolly with Mickey Komara and Dan Rottino family:
11/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- LARK SPARROW continues
at 4:30 PM approximately fifty yards northeast of “Mohegan 2” restroom
in campground (near entrance rd).

 From Jamie Meyers via Sara Zagorski:
11/05/14 - East Windsor, Broad Brook Mill Pond -- 8 AM; Barnacle Goose
(in with about a 3,000 Canada Goose flock).

 From Brian Kleinman:
11/05/14 - Bloomfield, Bloomfield High School, Soccer Field -- around
9:30 there was a CACKLING GOOSE, an adult SNOW GOOSE (presumably the
same birds that were at Filley Pond on 11/3) and a juvenile GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  (All were in a flock of 250 or so Canada Geese.)

 From Steve Spector:
11/05/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- 2 "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrows,
20 Snow Buntings, 3 White-crowned Sparrows.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/05/14 - Bloomfield, community gardens off route 189 -- Common
Raven.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
11/05/14 - ?????, Rt 85, AMSTON Rail Trail, about half way down the
Marsh -- 10:45 AM; 8 PINE SISKINS.


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Subject: 11/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:34:15 -0500
 From John Oshlick:
11/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Orange-crowned
Warblers. 1 was just east of the building with the "Food" sign on it
at the west end. The other was just behind the swan pond but it flew
east

 From Michaelene Komara:
11/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- American Bittern seem
from the nature center bird blind, 1/3 of the way up in the right
along the reeds.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding group:
11/04/14 - Madison, Hammonassett Beach State Park -- PEREGRINE FALCON,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, 18 SNOW BUNTINGS, 8 Sparrow
species including 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 14 PURPLE FINCHES, 3
HARBOR SEALS, and 3 Monarch and 2 Orange Sulphur butterflies.

 From Danny Williams:
11/03/14 - Waterford, Harkness State Park -- 2 Orange-crowned Warbler
and 3 Lincoln's Sparrow feeding along the thicket edge south of the
blind in the William Niering Natural Area Preserve section.

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/03/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 4 NELSON'S SPARROWS, 1 SALTMARSH
SPARROW.

 From Paul Carrier:
11/03/14 - New Hartford, Hayward farm -- morning; while buying Apples
I saw what I believe to be a Dark form Rough-legged Hawk flying
through the  farm on my way out. First I thought it was a Red tail,
but looked a bit chunkier and was all dark. When it banked it showed
light flight feathers. Im 90% sure it was a Rough leg, but I would
have liked a better - longer view. 


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Subject: 11/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:01:04 -0500
 From Russ Naylor:
11/03/14 - Watertown, Lake Winnemaug -- 1 PM; 10 adult male EVENING
GROSBEAKS, apparently feeding somewhere in a weedy field when a
Red-tailed Hawk passed close and spooked them.

 From Ryan MacLean:
11/03/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- 5 GOLDEN EAGLES (all juvs) were
seen over the course of the day with 1 at 8:50 AM and 4 between 3-4
PM. a light-morph, adult female ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK seen at 12:47 over
the building.

 From Greg Hanisek:
11/03/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- one imm GOLDEN
EAGLE.

 From Brian Kleinman:
11/03/14 - Bloomfield, Filley Pond -- 2 PM; a CACKLING GOOSE, an adult
SNOW GOOSE, & an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/03/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 female RED-BREASTED
MERGANSER.

 From Michaelene Komara:
11/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 32 Snow Buntings in the
larger parking lot at East Beach.

 From Jim Zipp:
11/03/14 - Hamden? Woodbridge>, West Rock -- two Golden Eagles and 3
Sandhill Cranes. The Sandhill Cranes were toward the north end of the
park road heading due west.

 From Zachary Adams:
11/03/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- WESTERN SANDPIPER,  around 25
SNOW BUNTINGS.

 From Meredith Sampson with Cynthia Ehlinger & 14 hardy participants:
11/02/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 2 BROWN CREEPERS,
immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.


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Subject: 11/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2014 23:34:27 -0500
 From Jim Carr:
11/02/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8:30 AM; Wilson's Snipe;
take road up the west side of Swan Pond to the end along the brush
line that runs off to the left it was just in front of the puddles.
Found by Sam Saulys.

 From Michaelene Komara:
11/02/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 9:50 AM; Wilson's Snipe
in spot described.

 From Tina Green with Greg Hanisek's class field trip:
11/02/14 - Short-eared Owl flushed from marsh just south of the Nature
Center parking lot and west of the Boulder Pond.

 From Tina Green with Jory Teltser:
11/02/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach -- 4 Pectoral Sandpipers, 2
Long-billed Dowitchers.

 From SH Johnston:
11/02/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond, seen from boat ramp -- 1
RED-NECKED GREBE; BLACK SCOTERS continue (small tight raft, too far
away to count, probably ~20).
Farmington, Farmington Meadow, along Meadow Road -- About a dozen
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (in a mixed flock with young Red-winged Blackbirds).

 From Steve Mayo with many:
11/02/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk Watch -- 1 imm
Northern Goshawk low past the watchers, around 9:30 AM.  2 SANDHILL
CRANES heading west high over the oaks.  One imm GOLDEN EAGLE seen by
Frank Gallo far to the NE.  4-6 Common Raven.


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Subject: 11/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 23:41:30 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/01/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 11 BLACK SCOTER.

 From Phil Rusch:
11/01/14 - Manfield, Bassets Bridge Road, Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch
-- 13 Black Scoter.

 From Tina Green:
11/01/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Marsh Wren, 4 Nelson's
Sparrows, 12 American Pipits on the model airplane field.
Old Saybrook, Cornfield Point -- Northern Gannet, 23 Black Scoters,
Caspian Tern feeding out near the jetty.

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/01/14 - Stratford, Lordship Seawall -- 8:30 to 11:15 AM, NNE winds
20 mph, and occasional drizzle; 1 White-winged Scoter, 5 Black Scoter,
36 NORTHERN GANNETS. Most birds were migrating west/southwest down the
Sound. Movement and visibility diminished when the rain became heavier
and steady.

 From Mark Szantyr:
11/01/14 - Mansfield, Bassets Bridge road -- 13 Black Scoters seen
from the boat launch.

 From Michael Doyle:
11/01/14 - Bantam(?), Bantam Lake -- five Black Scoter in the center
of the lake.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- seen from the Meig’s
Point section at least 5 Northern Gannets.  Also American Pipit and my
f o s Snow Bunting.

 From John Marshall:
11/01/14 - Barkhamsted, Saville Dam -- 5 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER

 From Fran Zygmont:
11/01/14 - Barkhamsted yard -- 6 Fox Sparrow, ~20 Pine Siskin, Purple
Finch.

 From Robert Dixon:
11/01/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW, PURPLE FINCH (4), PINE SISKIN
(20)and WINTER WREN.

 From Cindi Kobak:
11/01/14 - North Guilford yard -- BROWN CREEPER.

 From Dana Campbell:
10/31/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk Watch -- 2 EASTERN
MEADOWLARK, 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 4 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/31/14 - Colebrook, Colebrook reservoir -- 6 Snow Bunting on far
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Subject: 10/31/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:59:39 -0400
 From Russ Smiley:
10/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8:55 AM; Just saw
Orance-crowned warbler near martin house by Swan Pond.

 From Ernie Harris:
10/31/14 - Colchester, Deck -- Brown Creeper, Common Raven.

 From Nick Bonomo:
10/31/14 -  Stratford/Bridgeport, Long Beach/Pleasure Beach --
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Pleasure
Beach), 80 AMERICAN PIPIT (most migrating overhead), 2 SNOW BUNTING,
VESPER SPARROW (Pleasure Beach), "IPSWICH" SAVANNAH SPARROW, PURPLE
FINCH, 50 PINE SISKIN (migrating).

 From Maria Stockmal:
10/31/14 - Branford, Foot Park -- Two Red-breasted Nuthatches.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
10/31/14 - Waterford, Harkness State Park --  2 White-crowned Sparrows
(juv), 1 WINTER WREN.

 From Robert Dixon:
10/31/14 - Sterling yard feeders -- first of season FOX SPARROW along
with continuing PURPLE FINCHES.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
10/31/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- White-crowned Sparrowin
parking lot between Cedar Island and Willard Island.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/30/14 - Wilton, Danbury Rd, Allen's Meadows community garden --
late afternoon visit found 1 VESPER SPARROW and 6 WHITE-CROWNED
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Subject: 10/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:18:01 -0400
 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
10/30/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- 9:00 AM; 6 Royal Terns on far
rocks.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/30/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- at least 5 Common Ravens, Winter
Wren and 2 Fox Sparrows.

 From John Oshlick:
10/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park --  1 Orange-crowned
Warbler in brush just south of the start of the Cedar Island trail.

 From Patrick Dugan:
10/30/14 - Stamford, Laurel Rd, Laurel Reservoir -- 1 Red-necked
Grebe.

 From Russ Naylor via Patrick Comins:
10/30/14 - Roxbury, Hesseky Meadows Pond on Transylvania Road -- 45
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.
Southbury, Bent of the River -- One Fox Sparrow, continuing Pine
Siskins, White-crowned Sparrows.

 From Nick Bonomo:
10/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 3 immature LITTLE BLUE
HERON (flyby), 2 WINTER WREN (campground), CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
(campground adjacent to the Swan Pond), NELSON'S SPARROW (West end), 3
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 75 migrating PURPLE FINCH, 200 migrating PINE
SISKIN.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Denise Jernigan:
10/30/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1
Wilson's Snipe (flyover), 2 Brown Thrashers, 12 White-crowned Sparrows
(11 juv, 1 adult).
Stratford, Stratford Marina -- 1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Patrick Comins:
10/30/14 - Meriden, Hubbard Park -- a very white, presumably second
cycle Iceland Gull.

 From Don Morgan:
10/30/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- Highlight
of the day was an immature Golden Eagle, showing the  white wing
panels and  white tail base of a juvie.

 From Dave Rosgen via John Marshall:
10/30/14 - Barkhamsted, Saville Dam -- RED-NECKED GREBE.


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Subject: 10/29/2014 Painted Bunting
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:35:30 -0400
 From Stefan Martin with Patrick Dugan:
10/29/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Park -- MALE PAINTED BUNTING 7:13 AM.
Vocalizing single chip note. Same branch as yesterday.
Note: This was the ONLY sighting; nothing later though there was at
least one birder there until 1 PM.

 From Jim Carr:
10/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park, Meig's Point -- 2 American
Bitterns flew across marsh east of nature center parking lot to marsh
area by rocky beach.

 From Gary Valade:
10/29/14 - Pomfret, Pomfret Center, Bafflin Sanctuary -- 2 Fox
Sparrows and 6 Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Kathy Van Der Aue:
10/29/14 - ?????, ????? (Birdcraft?) -- Brown Creepers are on the
move.  We banded four of the little dears this morning.

 From Sol Satin via Sara Zagorski:
10/29/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- 3 Royal Terns on the rocks this
afternoon, along with 1 Forster's Tern.

 From Steve Spector:
10/29/14 - Milford Silver Sands State Park -- sparrow numbers
diminishing, but still about a dozen White-crowned Sparrows (mainly
juv) and a Vesper at beginning of sparrow lanes (next to picnic area
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Subject: 10/28/2014 Painted Bunting
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:51:31 -0400
NOTE: Due to the widespread reports of Purple Finch, I am generally
not going to include them in the daily report for the time being.
Those who are interested in following this unusual event can do so by
reading CTBirds.


Note: I don't usually include anything older than a day or two, but a
report from last week that I had to wait on a bit more detail and
reasearch (thanks, Nick) is unusual enough for special mention.

 From Kat Conte:
10/23-24/14 - Hebron, yard -- male COMMON REDPOLL was at both of my
feeders for two days then left.  The red cap was very distinct and he
looked just like the picture #5 in the link you sent on ID (Cornell
site). He was into my thistle mostly.


 From Tina Green with Patrick Dugan and Stefan Martin:
10/28/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Park -- male Painted Bunting seen at
the north side of the tennis courts.  The bird was seen originally at
7:05 for 5 minutes then dove into the brush.It reappeared at 8:27
briefly and then moved back along the edge of the north side of the
tennis courts and went back into the brush.

 From Stefan Martin:
10/28/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Park -- Gotta give credit where
credits due. Vanessa David was originally the first person who got a
picture of the Painted Bunting at cove yesterday.

 From John Oshlick:
10/28/14 - New Haven, East Shore Park -- 1 Orange-crowned Warbler seen
near exercise trail heading toward magic hedge. Great looks.

 From Keith Mueller:
10/28/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Wilson's Snipe in the
nature center parking lot (chased off by a Sharp-shinned Hawk).

 From Judy Moore:
10/28/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Gary Valade:
10/28/14 - Pomfret, Pomfret Center, Bafflin Sanctuary, hedgerows and
fields on the  north side of Bosworth Rd -- a single Fox Sparrow and 3
White-crowned Sparrow.  Also 13 Rusty Blackbirds along the western
edge of the field.  A single Eastern Meadowlark flew up from the
grassy area mid field and 1 or 2 others could be heard.

 From Jack Swatt:
10/28/14 - Simsbury, Talcott Mt -- Had 4 PINE SISKINS while hiking the
mountain Tuesday.

 From Dana Campbell:
10/28/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch -- 1 EASTERN
MEADOWLARK, 1 AMERICAN PIPIT.  (Also a late Eastern Kingbird that
stared quite a discussion on CTBirds).

 From Robert Dixon:
10/28/14 - Sterling yard -- We have been averaging around six PURPLE
FINCHES a day at the feeders along with a few flyovers.  That changed
today. While I was at work Linda had (20) PURPLE FINCHES at the
feeders including five adult males.

 From Ralph Amodei:
10/28/14 - East Haven, yard -- one immature White-crowned Sparrow.

 From Gary Hamilton:
10/27/14 - Glastonbury -- On my way to work Monday morning I saw a
dead Snowy Owl on the left edge of the pavement on route 2 west just
before exit 8.  Looks like it dove into the pavement rather than
having been hit by a car.

 From Keith Mueller:
10/27/14 - Durham, Greenbachers Pond -- Cackling Goose (in with 650
Canada).
Wallingford, Mackenzie Reservoir -- Greater White-fronted Goose, 2
Cackling Geese, and an additional small dark goose with a stubby bill.

 From John Oshlick:
10/27/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 1 Orange-crowned
Warbler seen near where the gated dirt rd reaches the beach. 3 Vesper
Sparrows, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From Bill Banks with many:
10/27/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawk Watch -- Northern
Goshawk.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
10/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- a group of four immature
Little Blue Herons in the marsh at the extreme southwest edge of the
park.  Also many Pine Siskins, 5 White-crowned Sparrows.

 From Ryan MacLean:
10/27/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- Golden Eagle #4 for the season
at 1:10. Nice looks directly overhead heading west.

 From Tina Green:
10/27/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- 16 Royal Terns, 2 Forster's
Terns seen with Ann Peterson(private property).
Shell Beach -- Long-billed Dowitcher.

 From Annie Perko:
10/27/14 - Colchester, Bruce Circle, yard -- 2 Rusty blackbirds 1 male
and 1 female in dogwood.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
10/27/14 - Waterford, Harkness SP -- mid afternoon; 10 White-crowned
Sparrows, all juvenile.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/27/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park - No sign of the previously
reported Western Kingbird Monday morning.  I drove the park roads to
the extreme east end, seeing 2 COMMON RAVENS, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS.
Stratford, Long Beach Blvd, McKinney NWR -- 1 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

 From Ralph Amodei:
10/27/14 - East Haven, yard -- 5:35 PM; 1 Vesper Sparrow (may have
been two).

 From Dave Rosgen via John Marshall:
10/27/14 - arkhamsted, Saville Dam -- RED-NECKED GREBE.

 From Sol Satin via Sara Zagorski:
10/26/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- 18 Royal Terns and 20+ Forster's
terns on the rocks.  These birds have been hanging out there for the
past 2 weeks.

 From Aidan Kiley:
10/26/14 - Fairfield, yard -- 1 Brown Creeper, 1 Black Vulture flying
very close.


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Subject: 10/26/2014 Western Kingbird
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:39:34 -0400
Note: Sara Zagorski provided this guidance based on observing the
Western Kingbird on Saturday: "Tina and I were at Seaside Park
yesterday from 12 noon on, and the bird appeared at 3:45 pm. Scope
from the park about 3 or 4 benches from the white abchor. The bird
first appeared way to the right, so you need a wide view to pick it
up."


 From Joe Bear:
10/26/14 - Wilton, Allen's Meadows -- 5 Vesper Sparrows (east side of
community garden on short grass), 4 Eastern Meadowlarks, American
Pipits.

 From Jim Carr:
10/26/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Lapland Longspurs in
field between west beach parking lot & parking lot across from swan
pond. Closer to puddles on east side of field.

 From Mark Danforth with John Marshall and Chris Loscalzo:
10/26/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park, Soundview Ave -- 8:30 AM; Western
Kingbird continues, looking east toward large tanks, on top of wire
fence.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
10/26/14 - Bridgeport -- the Western Kingbird continues at the same
location, and a Vesper Sparrow was feeding along the edge of the rocks
and weeds between the road and the kingbird's location.

 From Ryan MacLean:
10/26/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- Mike Warner,
Ken Mirman, Frank Guida and Ted Gilman had a fantastic look at a Juv
Golden Eagle at 10:38 AM.

 From Danny Williams:
10/26/14 - Bridgeport -- Western Kingbird seen roughly around 4 PM in
the same place as otherwise reported, viewed from the usual area.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger with Maryann O'Leary:
10/26/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 2 VESPER SPARROWS,
2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 1 BROWN CREEPER.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/26/14 - Suffield, Suffield Wildlife Management Area -- American
Woodcock.

 From Russ Smiley:
10/26/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 5:00 PM: CATTLE
EGRET with 4 juvenile Little Blue Herons in western marsh (campground
side of park).

 From Bob Bitondi:
10/26/14 - Pomfret Center, yard -- White-crowned Sparrow, 8+ Purple
Finches, a few Pine Siskins.

 From Steve Mayo:
10/26/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 1500+ Pine
Siskin, 1630 Purple Finch, 30 American Pipit.

 From Bill Kobak:
10/26/14 - North Guilford yard -- BROWN CREEPER climbed side of house
and DR window late this morning.

 From Ralph Amodei:
10/26/14 - East Haven, yard, feeders -- 8:20 AM; 2 female Purple
Finches.


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Subject: 10/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:06:19 -0400
 From Tina Green:
10/25/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- Western Kingbird seen from the
far eastern end of the park looking towards the fuel tanks, sitting on
the barbed wire fence near the dock and a large rusty and gray pipe.
Only visible with a scope.

 From Alex Burdo with Tina Green, Sara Zagorski, Charlie Barnard, and
Scott Kruitbosch:
10/25/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- Western Kingbird continued from
4:45 to 5:15 PM.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
10/25/14 - Stratford, Beacon Pt Rd, Town Greenway -- ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER with Kinglets near the right field home-run fence of DeLuca
softball field.

 From Tina Green with Patrick Dugan:
10/25/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- Orange-crowned
Warbler,3 White-crowned Sparrow, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow, Purple
Finch(m&f) under the feeders

 From Ernest Harris:
10/25/14 - Colchester, Deck -- Common Raven.

 From Jory Teltser:
10/25/14 - Westport, Bedford Middle School -- 7:11 to 9:16 AM; 4
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 70 PINE SISKIN, 3 SWAINSONS THRUSHES, and 1
AMERICAN PIPIT.

 From Mona Cavallero:
10/25/14 - West Hartford, yard -- two pair Purple Finch, two Pine
Siskins.

 From Preston Lust:
10/25/14 - Westport, Winslow Park -- 5 PINE SISKINS. 1 possible
Clay-colored Sparrow in appropriate habitat.

 From Zachary Adams:
10/25/14 - Sharon, Audubon Center --  30 flyover PINE SISKINS, and a
TENNESSEE WARBLER.

 From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Saturday Bird Walk Crew:
10/25/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- 50+ PINE SISKINS, PURPLE FINCH,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, late PECTORAL SANDPIPER.

 From Charlotte Weston, Stacy Hanks & The Banding Crew 
10/25/14 - Milford, Milford Point, CT Audubon Coastal Center -- 1 Fox
Sparrow.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/25/14 - Harwinton, yard -- 15 Snow Geese flying due west very high
over house in the afternoon.  Also 12 Purple Finch (only 3 males).

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/25/14 - Stafford Springs, yard -- Still have about 20 Purple Finch,
5 of them are males rest are females,

 From Tony Tortora:
10/25/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 3 Eastern Meadowlarks
west of swan pond.

 From Nancy Morand
10/25/14 - Durham Yard -- 26 Pine Siskins.

 From Nick Bonomo:
10/25/14 - Southbury, Cassidy Road -- last 90 minutes of daylight;
AMERICAN WOODCOCK, 22 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS.


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Subject: 10/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:20:52 -0400
 From Tom Murray:
10/24/14 - Bridgeport, Bridgeport Harbor, private property -- 4:30 PM;
Western Kingbird.

 From Tina Green:
10/24/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- Sora flushed at high tide
while walking the edge of the marsh, Lesser Black-backed Gull,
Peregrine Falcon, 14 American Pipits, 9 White-crowned Sparrows (2
adults), 1 Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Carolyn Johns:
10/24/14 - Guilford, yard -- possible crossbill at feeder.

 From Nick Bonomo:
10/24/14 -  Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill Rd -- GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.
Wallingford, MacKenzie Res -- CACKLING GOOSE

 From Carolyn Cimino:
10/24/14 - Waterford, yard -- 2 female Purple Finches at my feeder.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/24/14 - ?????, Mill Pond -- 4 Cackling Geese.
Ellington, Green Road --  2 flyover Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Arthur Shippee:
10/24/14 - Hamden, North Lake Drive -- Up to 4 Male & 3 Purple Finch,
in & out throughout the days.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding walk:
10/24/14 - Stratford Point -- 2 female BLACK SCOTERS continue, 1
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

 From Janis LaPointe:
10/24/14 - Enfield, yard -- Purple Finch are still visiting my Enfield
feeder.  The numbers have gone down.  Not the feeding frenzy of last
week.


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Subject: 10/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:55:28 -0400
 From Tina Green:
10/23/14 - Westport, Compo Beach -- 1:10 PM; 1st winter female Lapland
Longspur on the beach near the cannons, still present at 2 PM.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/23/14 - South Windsor, Station 43 -- Vesper Sparrow seen along the
Connecticut River north of Vibert Road.

 From Amy Wallace:
10/23/14 - Seymour, yard -- Northern Goshawk on my backyard trellis
Thursday morning.

 From Fulvio Montanari:
10/22/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 2 Common Raven.


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Subject: 10/22/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:24:01 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik:
10/22/14 - Stratford yard -- With overcast skies and strong NE winds,
I stepped outside to look for migrating raptors or geese. I was
rewarded when at 1:25 an adult GOLDEN EAGLE soared overhead and to the
SW.


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Subject: 10/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:42:47 -0400
Note: Apologies to those whose reports were not included tonight.
Catching up after two nights without the Daily report, it was all
getting out of hand, so some were somewhat arbitrarily left off.


 From Frank Mantlik:
10/21/14 -  Stratford, Stratford Point - 2 female BLACK SCOTERS
swimming off bluff, fly by FORSTER'S TERN, GREAT CORMORANT.

 From Bill Batsford:
10/21/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- three Eastern Meadowlark
on field west of Swan Pond at 12 noon.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
10/21/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- good scope views of
SEVEN Eastern Meadowlarks in location reported by Bill Batsford.  When
flushed they flew East; possibly moving to the Nature Center or
Willard Island area.

 From John Oshlick:
10/21/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- at least 4 Vesper
Sparrows (most were right around the parking lot). 1 Nelson's Sparrow.
14 White-crowned Sparrows.  Many birders present including Tina Green,
Sara Zagorski, Steve Spector, and Denise Jernigan.

 From Annette Cunniffe w/Meredith Sampson:
10/21/14 - BROWN CREEPER, Great Cormorant, 1 Savannah Sparroe, 4
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (including 1 adult).

 From Charlie Barnard:
10/21/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- "Ipswich" race Savannah Sparrow on
the 1st beach section beyond the parking lot.  Also seen were 3
Nelson's Sparrows on the marsh side. Much farther out, where the
cottages used to be, were a Vesper Sparrow and 3 juvenile
White-crowned Sparrows.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/21/14 - Meriden, Bishops Pond -- Northern Shoveler.

 From Stefan Martin:
10/21/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Audubon -- 1 Wilson's Warbler feeding
on Poison Ivy berries at the entrance to the teenage forest boardwalk.
Orange-crowned Warbler and Rusty Blackbirds still present as well.

 From Kat Kuckens:
10/21/14 - Manchester -- Driving at 4:30 PM, just a hundred yards from
where Rte 6 meets 384 west, 4 Black Vultures were perched on the
guardrail, overlooking a steep drop into some grass and shrubs.

 From Chris Fisher:
10/21/14 - East Granby, yard -- White-crowned Sparrow at the feeder
all day.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/20/14 - Stratford, Connors Ln, town community garden -- Adult dark
("blue") morph SNOW GOOSE overhead with Canada Goose flock, 1
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 3 juv WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 5 PURPLE FINCHES and
24 PINE SISKINS.

 From Patrick Comins:
10/20/14 - Southbury, Mitchell Farm -- White-crowned Sparrow, American
Pipits.
Southbury Training School -- several White-crowned Sparrows.
Audubon Center at Bent of the River -- Lincoln's Sparrow in the NW
corner of the visitors parking lot.  Feeders still holding a decent
flock of Purple Finches and Pine Siskins calling from the woods
intermittently but still not stopping at the feeders.

 From Ryan MacLean, in part via Stefan Martin:
10/20/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- juvenile Golden Eagle,
Orange-crowned Warbler.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/20/14 - Stratford, Beacon Pt Rd, Town Greenway -- 178 Brant, 2
Common Ravens, VESPER SPARROW, LINCOLN's SPARROW.

 From Stefan Martin:
10/20/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- Fox Sparrow in grape
tangles along the teenage forest boardwalk.

 From John Oshlick with Ed Sedowski and Charlie Barnard:
10/20/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- 2 Vesper Sparrows, 10
White-crowned Sparrows, 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler.

 From Lorraine Gundersen:
10/20/14 - Guilford, yard -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Tina Green:
10/20/14 - Westport-Sherwood Island SP -- 6 Eastern Meadowlark in a
tight flock on the east side of the park.

 From Glenn Williams:
10/20/14 - Waterford, Harkness Memorial State Park, brush dump --
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, PURPLE FINCHES.

 From Robert Dixon:
10/20/14 - Sterling yard -- SNOW GOOSE ( 14 high flying migrants
heading west /second record for yard), PURPLE FINCH ( 5 at feeders /8
flyovers), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (adult female).

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/20/14 - Madison, Bauer Farm --  an immature White-crowned Sparrow.
Also about 10 Pine Siskins.
Hammonasset State Park, Meigs Point -- 2 White Winged Scoters, about
10 Black Scoters.

 From Scott Besade:
10/20/14 - Uncasville --  200+Snow Geese over house barking at 5:00 PM
heading south.

 From Chris Harrison:
10/20/14 - Stratford, Stratford Point -- At around 6:00 PM I
accidentally flushed 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS.  The first one flew down the
path I was on and landed.  I got a decent photo with my phone and
observed it for a minute.  When I started walking again, the second
one, which had been about 10 feet from me, flushed as well.  They flew
around together for a while, and appeared to land again in a nearby
field.

 From Greg Hanisek:
10/20/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 2 Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers, 30 American Pipits, 30 Rusty Blackbirds, 170 Purple
Finches, 1100 Pine Siskins (flocks probably averaged about 30 birds),
3 Eastern Meadowlarks.  

 From Preston Lust:
10/20/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 2
VESPER SPARROWS.

 From Joe Bear, in part with Brenda Inskeep:
10/19/14 - Wilton, Allen's Meadow -- Well over 100 Pine Siskins at one
point.  Had a small flock of 9 Rusty Blackbirds fly by as well as a
few Pipits; also 9 Pipits on the soccer field grass, 1 Vesper Sparrow,
1 Lincoln's Sparrow, a few White-crowned Sparrow, (incl adults),
several Purple Finch.

 From Kevin Finnan:
10/19/14 - Goshen -- A tight flock of 25 Pine Siskins cruised over,
headed SW.

 From Tom Auer, Nick Bonomo, Dan Field, Phil Rusch, Glenn Williams,
later joined by Tim Thompson:
10/19/14 - Groton, Bluff Point -- 1-3 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 9
SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 4 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS,
20 PINE SISKINS, 40 PURPLE FINCHES, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN
THRASHER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER,

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/19/14 - Stafford Springs -- 20 Purple Finches, a couple of Pine
Siskins, Dark-eyed Juncos.

 From Ryan MacLean:
10/19/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- Juv Northern Goshawk seen
well by 6 observers over Audubon Greenwich at 3:40.

 From John Marshall with Sol Satin & Bobbie Fisher:
10/19/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- NORTHERN GANNET, 8 ROYAL TERN, 2
FORSTER'S TERN.

 From Meredith Sampson w/ Stefan Martin, Cynthia Ehlinger & "First
Sundays" Group:
10/19/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 60+ PINE SISKINS,
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 6 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, BROWN CREEPER. 

 From Fran Zygmont with Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson:
10/19/14 - Litchfield, Bantam lake, Litchfield Town Beach --
Bonaparte's Gull, 2 Rusty Blackbirds, 35 Pine Siskins.
Little Pond; Greater Yellowlegs, ~20 Pine Siskins, 6 Purple Finch.

 From Robert Dixon:
10/19/14 - Sterling yard -- SWAINSON'S THRUSH (2), PURPLE FINCH (10 at
the feeders), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.

 From ay Belding w/ Dennis Hannon:
10/19/14 - Bantam,  Bantam Lake, North Bay -- 1 first winter
Bonaparte's Gull.

 From Tina Green, Kathy Van Der Aue, Sean Murtha, and CTYBC Members:
10/19/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 2 BROWN THRASHER, 6
AMERICAN PIPIT, 1 VESPER SPARROW, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 2 EASTERN
MEADOWLARK.

 From Alex Burdo, Kathy Van Der Aue, Brendan Murtha, and Jory Teltser:
10/19/14 - Fairfield, Southport Beach -- 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 30 PINE
SISKIN.

 From Alex Burdo, Brendan Murtha, and Jory Teltser:
10/19/14 - Fairfield, Metro Conservation Area -- 3 AMERICAN PIPIT, 1
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

 From Alex Burdo:
10/19/14 - airfield, Greenfield Farm -- 1 BLACK VULTURE, 1 EASTERN
MEADOWLARK.

 From Steve Mayo:
10/19/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- An immature
Golden Eagle seen E to W over the Park by many observers was the
highlight of the day.  There was a massive morning flight of birds,
that went uncounted, as the hawks were already flying at dawn.  The
finch flight was impressive (Pine Siskin in the low thousands, perhaps
slightly fewer Purple Finch).  Siskins continued to move (albeit in
smaller flocks) into the late afternoon!  Also 10+ Rusty Blackbird.

 From Ryan Maclean:
10/19/14 - Greenwich, Quaker Ridge -- 4 Black Vulture and a beautiful
late day skein of 38 SNOW GEESE (FOS) were tallied.

 From Scott Kruitbosch, others:
10/19/14 - Stratford, Boothe Park Hawk Watch -- 1 Black Vulture, 4
CACKLING GOOSE, 202 PURPLE FINCH, 54 PINE SISKIN, 2 COMMON RAVEN.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/19/14 - Stratford, Long Beach Blvd, McKinney Refuge (with Linda) --
1 LITTLE BLUE HERON (juvenile), 13 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS.
Stratford, Pond behind 611 Access Rd (private), (with Linda) -- 20
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS.
Stratford, Broad St, Stratford Marina (private) -- 35 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS.



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Subject: 10/18/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:54:00 -0400
 From Sol Satin:
10/18/14 - Guilford, Sachem's Head -- 11 Royal Terns (7 adult, 4
juvenile), and 2 Forster's Terns.

 From Sarah Faulkner:
10/18/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- I saw one Royal Tern at
the end of the Moraine Trail at Hammonasset in the afternoon. 

 From Patrick Comins with Fran Zygmont:
10/18/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial, Little Pond -- several Virginia
Rails, one Sora, lots of Pine Siskins, several Purple Finches, Marsh
Wrens, American Pipit, Lincoln's Sparrow.  Also an apparent
"Audubon's" Warbler (western Yellow-rumped Warbler) at the entrance to
Little Pond at White's Woods Road.
Bantam Lake -- Bonaparte's Gull and Rusty Blackbird at North Bay.

 From Roy Zartarian:
10/18/14 - Newington, municipal parking lot -- immature PEREGRINE
FALCON chasing after a flock of smaller birds. The Peregrine was so
close to my head that I could hear its wing flaps and feel the
downdraft.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp with Fat Robin Bird Group:
10/18/14 - Brooksvale Park, Hamden -- 11 PINE SISKINS, 12 PURPLE
FINCH, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Chris Loscalzo, Steve Spector, Steve Broker,
and 17 others:
10/18/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- The COA Sparrow
Workshop found a nice variety (62 species) and number of birds this
morning, with highlights:  8 species of sparrows including 10
WHITE-CROWNED, 1 VESPER, 1 NELSON'S; Plus 29 WILD TURKEYS, 2 EASTERN
MEADOWLARKS. 

 From Jim Pfeifer:
10/18/14 - Somers -- Spent an hour this morning near the intersection
of Durkee Road and Four Bridges Road.  There is a new housing
development started on the north side of Durkee, and a lot of dirt
piles covered in weeds, adjacent to some brushy edge habitat and corn
fields.  I had 7 sparrow species, including 3 "Ipswitch" Savanah
Sparrow), 3 White-Throated Sparrow, and 2 White-Crowned Sparrow (first
Winter).

 From Eileen Becker-Dunn:
10/18/14 - Branford -- Two Peregrine Falcons vocalizing and diving at
each over the house. Shore Drive, Short Beach Branford on the Farm
River. Delightful and a first in my yard.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/18/14 - Harwinton, yard -- 1 Winter Wren, 2 Purple Finch at feeder,
plus 4 Pine Siskin, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch.  (Up in the clouds I
think I heard Snow Geese!)

 From Angela Dimmitt:
10/18/14 - New Milford/Merryall -- flyover 20-25 PINE SISKINS.


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Subject: 10/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:54:25 -0400
NOTE:  A per Chris Loscalzo: The COA Sparrow Workshop being held at
Silver Sands State Park in Milford tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th,
will start at 8:00 AM as the park does not open until that time.  


 From Keith Mueller:
10/17/14 - Meriden, Bishops Pond -- 9 Blue-winged Teal still including
1 recognizable drake, 2 Northern Shoveler.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding walk group:
10/17/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons,
Brown Creeper, 6 Nelson's Sparrows.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/17/14 - East Granby, East Granby Farms -- 2 Black Vultures, audio
Winter Wren and Lincoln’s Sparrow.
Newgate Wildlife Management area -- 2 Pine Siskins.

 From Larry Havey:
10/17/14 - Greenwich -- 2:30 PM; 4 Common Nighthawks moving SW over
Will Merry Lane.

 From Steve Spector:
10/17/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- around Noon; on an afternoon of
relatively weak sparrow turnout, Eastern Meadowlark, (juv)
White-crowned Sparrow (with Frank Mantlik).

 From Andrew Block:
10/17/14 - Madison, Bauer Park -- 8+ Common Ravens, 5+ American
Pipits, 5+ Purple Finches, 2 Pine Siskins.


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Subject: 10/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:19:13 -0400
 From Jim Carr:
10/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- American Bittern,
enclosed field w/ blind north of nature center parking lot. 9:00 AM.

 From Michaelene Komara:
10/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 10:20 AM; American
Bittern continues.

 From Danny Williams:
10/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 2 ROYAL TERNS
appeared on the rocks at the end of the Moirane Trail shortly before
9:00 AM.
Madison, Bauer Park, Madison Community Gardens -- 11:00 AM; Female
BLUE GROSBEAK feeding on the sunflowers in plot #13.
(Editor's note: See report from Chuck Imbergamo that follows!)
Clinton, Clinton Town Beach -- 1 flyover immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK at
1:15 PM.
Waterford, Harkness SP -- 1 PEREGRINE FALCON buzzing mallards in
Goshen Cove.

 From Tina Green:
10/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 2 Royal Terns
flying by and calling,seen with Micky Komara from the end of the
moraine trail around 1:20 PM.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
10/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- found the American
Bittern doing the 'reed display', visible from the western exit road
from the Willard Island lot as well as the Menunkatuck blind on the
east side of the marsh on the north side of the nature center parking
lot.  Be prepared to get your feet very wet if you you use the
blind...a large puddle is only entry to the blind!
Madison, Bauer Farm -- re-located what might have been a BLUE GROSBEAK
(or maybe an Indigo Bunting?  Photos may reveal the answer.) which
flew from the garden to the woods and back several times from 3-3:25
PM.

 From Frank Mantlik with Mike Warner:
10/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Juvenile ROYAL TERN just
flew in from west to feed briefly offshore from near end of the
Moraine Trail 3:20-3:30. It then flew Far East and was last scoped
flying around over distant breakwater.

 From Doug Beach with Roger Preston:
10/15/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- re-located a Cackling Goose which
we originally saw from a distance on Oct. 5.  The bird was close to
the south shore, to the point that we could hear it vocalizing.


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Subject: 10/15/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:38:06 -0400
 From Russ Smiley with Chuck Imbergamo:
10/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 10:30 AM; ROYAL TERNs off
Meigs Point on rocks and flying.

 From Tom Murray:
10/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 12:55 PM; Six Royal
Terns as reported earlier still at end of Meigs Point.

 From Jake Musser with Bill Batsford:
10/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 3 PM; just counted 9
Royal Terns from the end of the moiraine trail.

 From Bob Bitondi:
10/15/14 - Pomfret yard -- Lincoln's Sparrow, 20+ Pine Siskins, 6
Purple Finches.

 From Brendan Murtha:
10/15/14 - Norwalk, Dolce Center -- A quick after-school jaunt turned
up 3 (possibly more) WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS amongst the hordes of
other sparrows.  Other notable birds on the property included
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper.

 From Tom Murray:
10/15/14 - Madison, Bauer Park -- Blue Grosbeak seen at 5:40 PM in
garden. North west plot same place it was seen last fall. Got really
good looks. It teed up on tomato cage. It was feeding in Fox Tail. 

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/15/14 - Stafford Springs, yard -- The Purple Finch frenzy is still
going, my regulars are having a hard time getting on the feeders.

 From Preston Lust:
10/15/14 - Barkhamsted, Saville Dam -- About 15 PINE SISKINS.

 From Danny Williams:
10/15/14 - Waterford, Harkness SP -- 2 drake COMMON EIDER,  1 drake
BLACK SCOTER, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 11 immature WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW.


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Subject: 10/14/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:47:19 -0400
 From Sol Satin:
10/14/14 - Guildford, Sachem's Head -- morning; 5 ROYAL TERNS, 1 adult
Northern Gannet.

 From Mike Warner:
10/14/14 - Wilton, Norwalk River Valley Trail 2 -- 9:20 AM; I saw an
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER on the recently completed second segment of the
Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) today.  This second segment begins
where the first segment left off on Raymond Lane.  It runs NNE and
ends on Rt. 106 (Sharp Hill Road) opposite Autumn Ridge, where there
is suggested parking.  Starting from there, the bird was seen feeding
with several Yellowrumps, Blackpolls and a Blackthroated Blue Warbler
along the second straight-away where there is a stand of Pines on the
right side.  Using eBird maps, in the upper right corner, change the
setting from Terrain to Street, magnify as necessary,  and the labeled
Norwalk River Valley Trail  is shown as a gray line, starting at the
intersection or Rt. 7 and Wolfpit Road to Sharp Hill Road at Autumn
Ridge.

 From Harold Moritz & Sheila Gleason:
10/14/14 - East Haddam, yard -- One hungry male PURPLE FINCH at the
feeders.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/14/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/14/14 - Stafford Springs, yard -- more Purple Finches keep coming.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/14/14 - New Hartford, Bakersville -- 6 Rusty Blackbird. Lincoln's
Sparrow, one day time fly over Bat.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding group:
10/13/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point -- 6 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers,
Peregrine Falcon, 2 White-crowned Sparrows, 9 Purple Finches, and a
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Subject: 10/13/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:34:08 -0400
 From Tom Auer:
10/13/14 - Stonington, Saltwater Farm Vineyard -- A single
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was on the edges of the southern open fields of
the property. The gate was open, but I parked at the kayak launch near
the road and walked in.

 From Keith Mueller:
10/13/14 - Meriden, Bishops Pond -- 11 Blue-winged Teal. 1 Northern
Shoveler.

 From Brian O'Toole:
10/13/14 - Wilton, Allen's Meadow w/Joe Bear & Mike Warner -- VESPER
SPARROW, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, Purple
Finches.

 From Janis LaPointe:
10/13/14 - Enfield, yard -- eeders are now mobbed with Purple Finches.
The numbers have been increasing every day since Oct 9.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp:
10/12/14 - Hamden, yard -- flushed 2 Wilson's Snipe in the field
behind the house.  Strange place for me to see them in dry goldenrod
field with a path cut through it.
10/13/14 - Hamden, yard -- at least 12 Purple finch feeding on our
tube feeders.

 From Doug Beach with Roger Preston:
10/13/14 - Simsbury -- 4 White-crowned Sparrows in the old Simsbury
Community Gardens; adjacent to the Apple Barn at Simsbury Farms (off
Old Farms Road).

 From Susanne Shrader:
10/13/14 - West Hartford, yard -- heard YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/13/14 - Stafford Springs, yard -- Purple Finches galore, I think up
to 20 now I stopped counting.

 From Lorraine Gundersen:
10/13/14 - Guilford, yard -- Purple Finch (3), Pine Siskin (several…
see them hanging upside down like Christmas tree ornaments on the
cedar branches), Brown Creeper, Dickcissel.

 From Donna Caporaso:
10/13/14 - Sratford, Long Beach -- One lone American Pipit.

 From Meredith Sampson w/ "First Sundays" group:
10/12/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- BROWN CREEPER, 2
LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, possible CLAY-COLORED
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Subject: 10/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:22:29 -0400
 From Chris Elphick:
10/12/14 - Groton, Bluff Point -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pine Siskins,
Purple Finches.

 From Russ Smiley:
10/12/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- American pipits beside
the road in the second field on the left (after zig-zag) when entering
from the south.  There were many Savannah Sparrows at the turn to the
north.
Wethersfield, Wethersfield Meadows -- At the marsh on Elm St Ext there
were Savannah Sparrows with other sparrows, and one Lincoln's Sparrow
in the low branches of a maple.

 From Jim Harris:
10/12/14 - Columbia -- Two Black Vultures circling around the
neighborhood, landed on the neighbors roof.

 From Mardi & Townsend Dickinson:
10/12/14 - Wilton, Allen's Meadow Community Garden, gravel road --
VESPER SPARROW at 12:21 PM still being seen as of 12:55 PM.

 From Jerry Connolly:
10/12/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- BROWN THRASHER, 2 EASTERN
MEADOWLARDS, 2 AMERICAN PIPTS, and literally hundreds of sparrows
including at least two dozen WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (mostly, but not
all immatures).

 From Preston Lust with Jory Teltser and Brendan Murtha:
10/12/14 - Milford, Jonathan Law School, pond -- EURASIAN WIGEON,
BROWN CREEPER.
Milford Point -- 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- 1 NELSON'S SPARROW.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/12/14 -  Torrington,  Torrington middle school -- 2 Swainson's
Thrush in the bushes next to the lawn.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/12/14 - Stafford Springs -- Numerous Purple Finches, including
immatures; 10 as of 4 PM.

 From Dave Rosgen via John Marshall:
10/12/14 -  Barkhamsted, Lower Greenwoods -- BLACK VULTURE, AMERICAN
WOODCOCK, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 4 RUSTY
BLACKBIRD, 5 PURPLE FINCH, 25 PINE SISKIN.
Winchester, Laurel Way (Rosgen Wildlife Sanctuary) -- RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCH, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 14 PURPLE FINCH.

 From Steve Spector:
10/12/14 - Milford, CT Audubon Coastal Center -- 1:45 to 2:15 PM;
Winter Wren, Whited-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Brown
Creepers, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

 From Donna Caporaso:
10/12/14 - Stratford -- about 6 PM I had a White-crowned Sparrow on
Long Beach Blvd in Stratford between the Berm next to the RR Track
Trail and the metal railing.

 From Steve Mayo:
10/12/14 - New Haven, Lighhouse Point Park -- A great morning flight
with hundreds of birds including Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, American
Pipit heading South.  Also 1 Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Robert & Linda Dixon and Tim Thompson:
10/12/14 - Central Village, Quinebaug  Fish Hatchery, 'Big Sit' -- 57
species. Highlights included WINTER WREN (2), PINE SISKIN (65),
TENNESSE WARBLER, BLACK VULTURE and COMMON RAVEN (2).

 From Alex Burdo and James Purcell:
10/12/14 - Fairfield, Pine Creek -- 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 COMMON
RAVEN, 1 MARSH WREN, 1 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 2 AMERICAN PIPIT, 1
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 12 PINE SISKIN.

 From Alex Burdo:
10/12/14 - Fairfield, One Rod Highway -- 1 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

 From Fred Baumgarten:
10/12/14 - Salisbury, Lakeville, Salisbury Dog Park, off Long Pond
Road -- OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER.  Heard calling briefly around 10:15
AM; not visually located or relocated despite searching.

 From Steve Mayo:
10/11/14 - New Haven, Lighhouse Point Park -- rainy results included 1
juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 1 SANDHILL CRANE and 2-3 Common Nighthawk.

 From Alex Burdo:
10/10/14 - Fairfield, Burdo Residence -- 1 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, 1
BROWN CREEPER.


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Subject: 10/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:52:44 -0400
 From Paul Carrier:
10/11/14 - Harwinton, yard -- 5 Purple Finch, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch,
1 Pine Siskin. and a late Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on suet.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
10/11/14 - Waterford, yard -- Brown Creeper going up the trunk of our
crabapple tree.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/11/14 - ?????, yard -- 4 Purple Finch (2f, 1m, 1 m juv).

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/11/14 - Windsor Locks, Spring Park -- afternoon; CAPE MAY WARBLER.

 From Ray Belding:
10/11/14 - West Cornwall, River Rd -- flock of 32 Pine Siskins.

 From Steve Mayo:
10/11/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 2-3 Common
Nighthawks, 2 juvenile White-crowned Sparrows.

 From Steve Spector:
10/11/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 5:30 PM; 2 drake Eurasian Wigeons,
different from the ones I photographed at Jonathan Law pond (also in
Milford) a few days ago.

 From Meredith Sampson:
10/10/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 3 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 4
immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 4 WINTER WRENS.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
10/10/14 -  Naugatuck yard -- about a dozen Pine Siskins flew over
heading west.


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Subject: 10/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:13:37 -0400
 From Dana Campbell and the gang:
10/10/14 - New Haven. Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 1 adult
REDHEADED WOODPECKER. 8 PINE SISKINS, 3 DICKCISSELS, 87 Purple
Finches, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS, 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS.

 From Mark Danforth:
10/10/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Eurasian Wigeon continues in 2nd
pond.

 From Jerry Connolly:
10/10/14 - Madison, Bauer Park -- 4 PURPLE FINCHES, LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/10/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 3 Common Ravens, Tennessee
Warbler.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Tom Murray (in part):
10/10/14 - Stratford, Beacon Pt Rd, Town Greenway -- lots of birds
including DICKCISSEL, first spotted by Tom, and COMMON RAVEN.
Stratford Community Garden (Connors Ln) -- 1 Purple Finch.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
10/10/14 - New Milford yard -- 2 male Purple finches together at the
feeder, identical, soft raspberry, but one had buffy brown flank
streaks which continued aft to its vent.  2nd year male not completed
its transformation - or possibly a western bird?

 From Greg Hanisek:
10/10/14 - Naugatuck, Hop Brook Lake -- 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers; 6
species of warblers including Wilson's Warbler, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow; a
few Purple Finches.

 From Susanne Shrader:
10/10/14 - West Hartford yard -- female or immature PURPLE FINCH at
feeder.

 From Glenn Williams:
10/10/14 - Mystic, yard -- COMMON NIGHTHAWK.  A late date for the yard
by quite a bit.

 From Annie Perko with Janet Weisner, John Felton and Marjorie Watson:
10/10/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- at Hawk watch Red
Headed Woodpecker flew over giving us a good look at about 10:30 AM.
Madison, Hammonasett State Park -- 2 American Pipits and one Eastern
Meadowlark in field across from Swan Pond.
Still lots of Purple finches in Yard in 
Colchester, yard -- Still lots of Purple Finches, Male and female.

 From Robert Dixon:
10/10/14 - Sterling yard -- SWAINSON'S THRUSH (2) heard before
daybreak, PURPLE FINCH (6), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (5) all in the
same tree, PINE SISKIN (40) swirling around yard and feeders then
landing in choke cherry before flying off.

 From Annette Cunniffe:
10/10/14 - Greenwich, Fairchild Garden -- 6-7 Lincoln's Sparrow,
Virginia Rail, Common Raven, 2-3 Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, 2 Purple
Finch.  Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker seen with Stefan
Martin.

 From Steve Spector:
10/10/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Noon; juv 2
White-crowned Sparrow.

 From Meredith Sampson:
10/10/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/09/14 - Stratford, Motil Place Pond -- A pair of NORTHERN PINTAILS
present today, and about the past week.
Wilton, Allen's Meadows community gardens -- 1 PURPLE FINCH.

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Subject: 10/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:13:20 -0400
 From Bill Batsford:
10/09/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- Lincoln's
Sparrow.

 From Sean Murtha:
10/09/14 - Greenwich -- While working downtown outside the Bruce
Museum, two Common Ravens flying right over the museum.

 From Steve Spector:
10/09/14 - Milford, Jonathan Law High School pond -- 11:30 AM;
Eurasian Wigeon.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
10/09/14 - Waterford, yard -- female Purple Finch at feeder.

 From Janis LaPointe:
10/09/14 - Enfield, yard -- Three Purple Finches at my feeder in the
morning. 

 From Greg Hanisek, Bill Banks:
10/09/14 - Farmington, Farmington meadows -- DICKCISSEL, 7 sps of
sparrows including 3 Lincoln's and 1 White-crowned; most numerous by
far was c 170 Savannah Sparrows. This can be a good warbler spot but
not this AM, just small numbers of the 3 most expected sps. Also 15
PINE SISKINS and 5 PURPLE FINCHES. 

 From Kevin Finnan:
10/09/14 - Goshen, yard -- An even dozen Pine Siskins just flew over
the yard headed west.

 From Keith Mueller:
10/09/14 - Meriden, Bishop's Pond -- 16 Blue-winged Teal, 3 Northern
Shovelers, 1 hen Northern Pintail.

 From Annette Cunniffe:
10/09/14 - Greenwich, yard -- Lincoln's Sparrow, Purple Finch.

 From Ray Belding with Jerry Marcellino:
10/09/14 - Litchfield County, E. St. S. and Reservoir Rd intersection
-- 1 White-crowned Sparrow, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
10/09/14 - New Milford, yard -- 4 PURPLE FINCHES (1M, 3 F/I).

 From Paul Carrier:
10/09/14 - Salisbury, Twin Lakes -- At Beaver pond dirt Rd north,
counted 12 Purple Finch, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From Robert Dixon:
10/09/14 - Sterling yard -- SWAINSON'S THRUSH (nocturnal flight call),
PURPLE FINCH (4), flyover PINE SISKIN (2).

 From Patrick Dugan:
10/09/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- Yellow-breasted
Chat, American Pipit, Rusty Blackbird, 18 Pine Siskins.

 From Jack Swatt:
10/09/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- 1 Northern Bobwhite
(assumed to be released).

 From Annie Perko with 3 other sibling birders:
10/09/14 - Colchester -- numerous PURPLE FINCHES at feeders, both
front yard and back as well as across street at neighbor's front yard.
We counted at least 2 MALE and 23 FEMALE Purple Finches.

 From Russ Smiley:
10/09/14 - Glastonbury, Riverfront Park -- 7:00 AM; a pair of PINE
SISKINS, at least one PURPLE FINCH.


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Subject: 10/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:38:55 -0400
 From  Renee Baade:
10/08/14 - Newtown, yard -- Purple Finches at feeders.

 From Ryan MacLean:
10/08/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich, Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch -- a
Juv GOLDEN EAGLE at 10:50 heading SW over the hawk watch. Completely
shocked considering the warm temps/southerly winds and the fact that
we had only seen one other migrant hawk. 

 From Steve Mayo:
10/08/14 - Bethany, Veterans Park -- White-crowned Sparrow along the
shrubs near the dead wood swamp at the corner of the park.

 From Bill Batsford:
10/08/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 1:55 PM; one Eurasian Wigeon
(amongst flock of American) in back pond.

 From Jalna Jaeger and Dave Callan:
10/08/14 - Norwalk, East rocks road woods pond -- Philadelphia Vireo.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
10/08/14 - Stafford Springs, yard -- 2 juvy Purple Finches, and 1
Raven that was flying over calling.

 From Russ Smiley:
10/08/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Eurasian Wigeon continues i

 From Janis LaPointe:
10/08/14 - Enfield, Enfield -- Two Purple Finch visited my feeder in
Enfield this evening.

 From Jim and Jan Sherwonit:
10/08/14 - Old Saybrook, yard -- ur first Red Breasted Nuthatch at the
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Subject: 10/07/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:10:51 -0400
 From Tom Zissu:
10/07/14 - Washington, East St -- One Snow Goose (in flock of Canada
Geese).

 From Angela Dimmitt:
10/07/14 - New Milford, yard -- Philadelphia Vireo.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/07/14 - East Granby, East Granby Farms -- Rusty Blackbird and adult
White Crowned Sparrow.

 From Annette Cunniffe:
10/07/14 - Old Greenwich, Laddins Rock -- BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, 

 From Steve Spector:
10/07/14 - Milford, Walker's Pond -- Noon; Philadelphia Vireo (with a
mixed foraging group).

 From Bob Bitondi:
10/07/14 - Pomfret, yard -- 3 Purple Finches.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Denise Jernigan:
10/07/14 - Waterford, Harkness State Park -- 3 Common Eider, 1 WINTER
WREN.

 From Gary Valade
10/07/14 - Pomfret Center, Bafflin Sanctuary -- 4 Lincoln's Sparrows, 

 From Paul Carrier:
10/07/14 - Litchfields, Litchfields East Cemetery -- 7 Pine Siskin
eating from a birch tree and close by in some tall Spruce trees were a
dozen or so Purple Finch. Also had a dozen finch birds silloetted in
the sky fly by high overhead. Don't know what they were though..


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Subject: 10/06/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:10:30 -0400
 From John Marshall:
10/06/14 - Barkhamsted, Lower Greenwoods -- PHILADELPHIA VIREO.

 From Jim Carr:
10/06/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Royal Terns at end of
Meig's Point Jetty. Found by Charlie & Shirlie Rafford.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/06/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 2 Black Vultures, Peregrine
Falcon, 13 Common Ravens (and one more in Windsor Locks), and a Cape
May Warbler (first spotted by Ford Parker).

 From Michaelene Komara:
10/06/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- American Golden-Plover
in field across from Swan Pond.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
10/06/14 - Madison, Bauer Park -- 7:30 to 10:00 AM; an Eastern
Meadowlark made a very brief stop, just long enough for a few
pictures.

 From Stefan Martin:
10/05/14 - Greenwich, Rockwood reservoir -- 6 Pectoral Sandpipers.
10/06/14 - Greenwich, Rockwood reservoir(?) -- 2 Pectoral Sandpipers.

 From Greg Hanisek:
10/06/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 1 COMMON
NIGHTHAWK, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1
AMERICAN PIPIT, 40 PURPLE FINCHES, 55 PINE SISKINS.

 From Steve Spector:
10/06/14 - Milford, Stop & Shop near Silver Sands -- 6:19 PM; 4 Common
Nighthawks.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
10/06/14 - Stratford, McKinney NWR, RR Track Trail -- Not realizing
that the bird was there, I accidentally flushed an American Bittern
near the far end of the trail Monday morning.

 From Preston Lust:
10/06/14 - Westport(?), Winslow Park -- A flyover Pine Siskin heard
calling.

 From Dana Campbell:
10/06/14 - New Haven, East Shore Park -- Between 9:00 and 10:30 AM; 2
juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers drilling a willow tree, a small
flock of Red-breasted Nuthatches in the trees along the water.

 From Jim Hunter:
10/05/14 - Westport -- 4 Rusty Blackbirds in a mixed flock of 500+
assorted blackbirds moving high in trees and just at tree top level
heading east from Sherwood Island Connector over Green's Farms
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Subject: 10/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:11:05 -0400
 From Jim Sherwonit:
10/05/14 - Old Saybrook, yard -- Female Purple Finch at feeders this
morning.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/05/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Tennessee Warbler.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger with Bo Hopkins, Meredith Sampson, Debby
Ethridge and First Sunday Bird Walk:
10/05/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- URPLE FINCH, WINTER WREN,
BROWN CREEPER, BROWN THRASHER.

 From ean DiBenedetto:
10/05/14 - Rocky Hill, from ferry slip to Putnam Bridge exit --
between 7 and 9 AM; several American Pipits.

 From Bill Sweet:
10/05/14 - Naugatuck. Yard -- TENNESSEE WARBLER.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/05/14 - Wilton, Allen's Meadows (town community gardens) -- a brief
check in late afternoon found 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
10/05/14 - Woodbridge, community gardens -- one first winter male
DICKCISSEL.  Seen at 6:15 PM perched on a fence railing between two
garden plots.  Take the  gravel road to the oak tree on your left.
Take the path between the plots on the right towards the woods.  The
bird was in the plot with the shed with the slanted green roof. 

 From Mark Danforth:
10/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Noon, at end of Moraine
trail, far out on rocks, two Royal Terns.

 From Alex Burdo:
10/05/14 - Fairfield, Pine Creek -- 2 MARSH WREN, 3 NELSON'S SPARROW.
Fairfield, Metro Conservation Area -- 1 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.
Fairfield, Larsen Sanctuary -- 1 COMMON RAVEN, 2 WINTER WREN.

 From Steve Spector:
10/05/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 3;30-5:00 PM; in the spartina
bordering the Francis Street spit and the main sandbar, 3 Nelson's
Sparrows, 1 Saltmarsh Sparrow, and 2 other Ammodramus sparrows.

 From Steve Mayo:
10/05/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point -- Purple Finch 14+, 7 Common
Nighthawk.

 From Paul Carrier:
10/05/14 - Torrington, Technology Park rd, off of route 183 --
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Subject: 10/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:27:37 -0400
 From Nick Bonomo:
10/04/14 - Old Saybrook(?), Cornfield Point, LI Sound -- Northern
Gannet.

 From Mona Cavallero:
10/04/14 - West Hartford, yard -- morning; a Lincoln's sparrow in the
underbrush of my fading perennial garden.

 From Fran Zygmont:
10/04/14 - Barkhamsted, Lower Greenwoods -- 1 Pine Siskin.

 From John Barriger:
10/04/14 - Meriden, Bishop's Pond -- Blue Winged Teal.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
10/04/14 - tratford, Lordship Seawall -- adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL on beach at east end of Seawall.
McKinney NWR, Long Beach Blvd Pond -- 19 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons
(all juveniles).

 From Patrick Comins:
10/04/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 200 American Pipits in
the field where the Buff-breasted was first found.  At the zig zag.

 From Preston Lust:
10/04/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial -- 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.


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Subject: 10/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:58:58 -0400
 From Robert Dixon:
10/03/14 - Sterling yard -- heard the following nocturnal flight calls
between 5:00 and 6:15 AM this morning: SWAINSON'S THRUSH (5). Also at
feeders after daybreak first of season WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

 From Frank Mantlik:
10/03/14 - Stratford, Connors Ln, town Community Gardens -- 8 AM;
adult female DICKCISSEL.
Milford, Milford Point -- 50 species including Peregrine Falcon, BLACK
SKIMMER.  Also Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-crowned Sparrow.

 From Patrick Comins with Charlie Barnard and Tom Murray:
10/03/14 - Stratford, Conners Lane, Stratford Community Gardens --
Dickcissel as previously reported.

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/03/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
10/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 9:00 AM; two Winter
Wrens and one Marsh Wren.

 From Charlie Makarewich:
10/03/14 - Kent, Tanguay Rd -- 1 White-crowned Sparrow, 7 Pine Siskin.

 From Gary Valade:
10/03/14 - Pomfret Center, Bafflin Sanctuary -- morning; Had the good
fortune to observe a Grasshopper Sparrow from about 25' away
in perfect light.

 From Russ Naylor via Ken Elkins:
10/03/14 - Woodbury, Hesseky Meadows -- 2 Blue-winged Teal.

 From Sol Satin:
10/03/14 - uilford, Shell Beach -- 1 juvenile American Golden-Plover,
3 juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers, 4 American Pipits.

 From Paul Cashman:
10/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 immature White-crowned
Sparrows, 1 Little Blue Heron.

 From Danny Williams via Nick Bonomo:
10/02/14 - Waterford, Harkness Park -- a raft of 21 basic plumage
drake Common Eider (16 adults and 5 first winter birds)  feeding and
preening just east of the park.

 From  Steve Spector:
10/02/14 - Milford, Milford Point (Cedar Beach) -- around 5:30 PM; 2
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Subject: 10/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:30:33 -0400
 From Maria Stockmal:
10/02/14 - Branford, Branford Supply Ponds -- Brown Thrasher (in pond
area at wooden bridge where there have been warblers lately).

 From Paul Desjardins:
10/02/14 - Rocky Hill, Ferry Park -- afternoon; Swainson's Thrush.

 From Judy Moore:
10/02/14 - Woodbridge, yard -- At my feeder, a female Purple Finch and
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Subject: 10/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:32:41 -0400
 From Keith Mueller:
10/01/14 - Meriden, Bishop"a Pond -- 3 Northern Shovelers.
Middlefield, Lyman's pond -- Northern Pintail hen.

 From John Oshlick:
10/01/14 - Guilford, Leetes Island Marsh -- 3 White-rumped Sandpipers.
Also  1 Pectoral Sandpiper.

 From Nick Bonomo:
10/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- LITTLE BLUE HERON
in the boulder pool at Meigs Pt. Noble Proctor had a single AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVER and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS in the park today.
Guilford, Shell Beach marsh -- three adult WHITE-RUMPED SANPIPERS.

 From Preston Lust:
10/01/14 - Norwalk, Canfield Island -- 2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS.

 From Dan Cimbaro:
09/30/14 - East Hampton, Meshomasic State Forest -- First of season 2
Winter Wren and 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush on trail trail beyond bar gate
accessible from intersection of White Birch Road & Portland Reservoir
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Subject: CANCELLED NHBC 1st Wed Walk 10/1
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:35:19 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik
10/1  Due to the current steady rain, and the forecast for it to
continue through the morning, I have decided to CANCEL this morning's
New Haven Bird Club First Wednesday Walk at Lighthouse Point in New
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Subject: 09/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:42:11 -0400
 From Annette Cunniffe w/Meredith Sampson:
09/30/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- PEREGRINE FALCON,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, COMMON RAVEN.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/30/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River -- I heard a Pine Siskin
flying over in the morning and there were three Purple Finches at the
feeders.

 From Larry Bausher:
09/30/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- 11:00 AM; Brown
Thrasher continues.

 From Keith Mueller:
09/30/14 - Guilford, Leetes Marsh -- There was one Western Sandpiper  
(long, slightly curved bill) (mixed in the flock of the lingering  
Semi-palmated Sandpipers). Also one Pectoral Sandpiper. This was the  
sixth Western Sandpiper I have seen at Leetes this August/September.  
Looks like the Western hotspot of the late summer!

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/30/14 - Stratford, Stratford Pt -- 1 Northern Pintail, 1
White-winged Scoter.
Milford, Milford Pt -- 1 Northern Pintail, 1 juv Black Skimmer.
West Haven, Sandy Pt -- 3 juv American Golden-Plovers, 30 Forster's
Terns (among 150 lingering Common Terns) in the harbor.

 From Aaron Dollar:
09/30/14 - Branford -- On the train today, just before 4 PM, I caught
a glimpse of what was likely a tricolored heron. It was on the south
(Sound) side of the tracks between Branford and Guilford centers.
Looking at a map, I believe it was in the marsh near Tilcon Rd in
Branford, where the trolley trail crosses, but could have been a bit
further east. 

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 3 White-winged Scoters.
Guilford, Shell Beach shorebird pools -- juv American Golden-Plover.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
09/29/14 - Waterford, yard -- Common Raven.

 From Timothy L Thompson:
09/29/14 - Groton, Bluff Point -- 6:30 to 8:10 AM; YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT in the vicinity of the large, stray, cement pipe section.  Also
SWAINSON'S THRUSH.

 From SH Johnston:
09/29/14 - Farmington center, yard -- 9:45 AM; flyover MISSISSIPPI
KITE, heading east to west in the direction of Farmington Meadows.

 From Gina Nichol (partially with John Oshlick and Bill Batsford):
09/29/14 - New Haven, East Shore Park -- Adult WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW,
female PURPLE FINCH.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/29/14 - Stratford, McKinney NWR, Warehouse Pond -- 19
Yellow-crowned Night-Herons and a Pectoral Sandpiper, visible without
trespassing from the overlook just west of the parking area.

 From Chris Elphick:
09/29/14 - Storrs -- Sadly my first Cape May Warbler in Storrs was
brought into the lab by a grad student who found it as the (presumed)
victim of a building strike.

 From Russ Smiley:
09/29/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- Blue Grosbeak at the
west end beyond lanes before marsh.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
09/29/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- a large flock of gulls, terns,
and cormorants feeding on a large school of fish (bunker/menhaden?)
just off shore.  There were at least 300 gulls,  250 cormorants, and
100 terns.  Notable species included one Bonaparte's Gull (first
winter bird, with black tail tip, narrow M-shaped pattern on wings,
and black ear patch), and at least 2 Forster's Terns.  It was quite
the spectacle.  The local fishermen were getting in on the action,
with as many as a dozen putting their lines in the water there.  

 From Greg Hanisek:
09/29/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 4 COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS, 30 Bobolinks, 7 PURPLE FINCHES, 1 PINE
SISKIN.

 From James Hunter:
09/29/14 - Westport, Fairfield County Hunt Club -- 4:15 PM; 30+ Common
Nighthawks actively feeding low over field while field was being
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Subject: 09/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:10:45 -0400
 From Robert Dixon:
09/28/14 - Sterling yard -- heard the following nocturnal flight calls
from 5:30 to 6:15 AM; SWAINSON'S THRUSH (15), and my second
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH of the season. Also in yard, PURPLE FINCH.

 From John Marshall (in part with Denise Jernigan, Buzz Devine & Fran
Zygmont):
09/28/14 - Litchfield, Cemetery Pond -- 10 BLUE-WING TEAL, SORA,
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, WILSON'S SNIPE. Denise and
Buzz also had a Virginia Rail.  Denise, thanks for the Sora.

 From Judy Moore:
09/28/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- Brown Thrasher,
Swainson's Thrush.

 From Maria Stockmal:
09/28/14 - New Haven, East Shore Park -- Connecticut Warbler.

 From John Oshlick:
09/28/14 - Milford, Silver sands State Park -- 2 Lincoln's Sparrows.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
09/28/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From Judy Richardson:
09/28/14 - Easton yard -- 2 Purple Finches at feeder.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/28/14 - Canton, Yard -- 1 PINE SISKIN, 1 AMERICAN WOODCOCK.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/28/14 - South Windsor, Vibert Road section of Station 43 --
Lincoln's Sparrow and 3 Purple Finches.

 From Ray Belding:
09/28/14 - Colebrook, Colebrook River Lake -- 3 American Pipits.

 From Fran Zygmont:
09/28/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial Museum area -- 2 separate Pine
Siskin flyovers.
09/27/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial Museum area -- at Nature Day, 2
Common Nighthawks.

 From Dave Rosgen (via Marie Kennedy):
09/28/14 - Barkhamsted, Lower Greenwoods (dirt road off Rte 181) --
Connecticut Warbler at ~4:30 PM.

 From Preston Lust:
09/28/14 - Westport, Winslow Park -- SWAINSON'S THRUSH.

 From Brendan Murtha:
09/28/14 - Fairfield, Larsen Sanctuary (Fairfield Audubon) -- 1
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 2 Common Nighthawks still actively feeding over
the meadow.

 From Carol and Jim Zipp:
09/28/14 - Wallingford, Wallingford open space -- 4 Lincoln Sparrows.

 From Paul Carrier:
09/28/14 - West Hartland, dirt rd -- 1 Swainson's Thrush.

 From Frank Gallo with Hidden Gems Series bird walk:
09/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Philadelphia Vireo, Brown Thrasher.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
09/28/14 - New Haven, junction of Rtes 34 and 122 -- noon; three
Common Raven circling low.

 From Aidan Kiley:
09/26/14 - Fairfield, Fairfield Woods Tennis Courts -- 10 Common
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Subject: 09/27/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:05:40 -0400
 From Paul Carrier:
09/27/14 - West Hartland, Booth hill -- afternoon; a flock of 12 Pine
Siskin going due west low overhead. They were calling as well. 

 From Russ Smiley:
09/27/14 - ?????, Meshomasic State Forest, Del Reeves Pond -- 9:15 AM;
at least one Lincoln's sparrow at the west end of the dam.  Water
level is way down and the weeds on either side of the dam have been
cut down sometime this summer.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/27/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 12 Black Vultures perched at
very close range, Philadelphia Vireo, Tennessee Warbler, 2 Lincoln's
Sparrow.  Also  6 Common Ravens, 2 Purple Finch.

 From Paul Wolter, NHBC group:
09/27/14 - Branford, the Supply Ponds -- Lincoln's Sparrow.


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Subject: 09/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:22:22 -0400
 From Dan Cimbaro:
09/26/14 - East Hampton, Meshomasic State Forest -- First year or
female Connecticut Warbler on trail accessible from intersection of
White Birch Road & Portland Reservoir Road.  Approximately 600 yards
down trail.  Look for an area with dense low undergrowth and nearby
stand of birch trees adjoining the 2nd(?) intersecting side trail.
Note area on left hand side is marked private property but bird was
visible from main trail.  I saw this bird yesterday but had a
less-than-definitive look and returned this morning to re-find it.
Also Swainson's Thrush at same location.
Editor's note: On Google Maps it is the intersection of White Birch Rd
and Portland Rd.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/26/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- Purple Finch.

 From Dana Campbell:
09/26/4 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 3 PEREGRINE
FALCONS, 5 Common Nighthawks, 5 Bobolinks, 8 PINE SISKINS.

 From Lynn James:
09/24/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point, hawk watch -- 2 Dickcissels, 6
Common Nighthawks.


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Subject: 09/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:17:46 -0400
 From Patrick Comins:
09/25/14 - Guilford, Shell Beach/Leete's Island Marsh -- 1 Western
Sandpiper and 5 juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers.

 From Tina Green:
09/25/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Golden Eagle flying
northwest high over the model airplane field marsh.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
09/25/14 - Stafford Springs -- Winter Wren.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
09/25/14 - Sherman yard -- 3 female/immature Purple finches (one with
no white on face but definitely PUFI).

 From Greg Hanisek:
09/25/14 - Guilford, East River marshes (part of a fun, damp day with
Julian Hough's 5 Brit friends) -- NELSON'S SPARROW; also one Pectoral
Sandpiper.
Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 1
Wilson's Snipe.
Guilford, Shell Beach marsh -- 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers.

 From Frank Mantlik:
09/25/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- 1 GREAT CORMORANT (immature
flying over west end), 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON (juvenile at pond).
Stratford, Long Beach Blvd Pond -- 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER with other
shorebirds, 10 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
Stratford, Stratford Marina (private) -- 5 Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons.

 From Robert Dixon:
09/24/14 - Sterling yard -- nocturnal flight calls heard between 5:30
AM and 6:00 AM; SWAINSON'S THRUSH (8), GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (1).

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
09/24/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 8:30 AM; Two
American Golden-Plover continue in the field directly across from the
Swan Pond.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/24/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Quite a few American Pipits
flying over the point this morning.  None of them posed for a picture
for me though.

 From Kevin Finnan:
09/24/14 - Goshen, yard -- 11:15 AM; Over the past hour, I heard Pine
Siskins flying over twice. They never came in to the feeders, just
flew over. I don't even know how many there were but it sounded like
only one or two individuals, each time.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/24/14 - Windsor,  Northwest Park -- 2 Tennessee Warblers, one of
which was only a few feet off the ground.

 From Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe:
09/24/14 - Meriden, Meriden Markham Airport -- around 8 AM; an
American Golden-Plover foraging at the south end of the airport.

 From Jason Rieger:
09/24/14 - Wallingford, North Branford Rd, Wallingford Open Space --
at the far corner of one of the meadows, two Northern Bobwhiteąs
flushed and then disappeared into a hedge row. More than likely
escapees (especially so with the Wallingford Rod & Gun Club in the
vicinity); however, with the vast and ideal habitat in the area, one
could imagine (hope) for the possibility of a population establishing
itself.

 From Meredith Sampson:
09/24/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in
area between Seaside Garden and mansion site.


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Subject: 09/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:56:51 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/23/14 - East Hartford, Hockanum River Linear Trail -- 3 SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, 1 WINTER WREN.

 From Patrick Comins:
09/23/14 - Southbury, Mitchell Farm (where the Mew/Common Gull was
this winter) -- Promising weedy habitat.  Today's highlight was a
flock of 20 or so Bobolink along with expected sparrows.  (I can't
wait until the Dickcissel, Blue Grosbeak, Clay-colored or Lark Sparrow
shows up!)

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
09/23/14 - Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth -- 8:30 to 9:00
AM; Swainson's Thrush.

 From Frank Mantlik:
09/23/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens --  quite birdy
this morn, but I could not relocate Russ's Blue Grosbeak of last
night. I did have 39 species including LINCOLN'S SPARROW, TENNESSEE
WARBLER.

 From Shaun Martin and Stefan Martin:
09/23/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- a very good morning flight
with 130+ Warblers of 13 species.  Swainson's Thrush was noted.  We
also had a handful of Purple Finch flyovers along with a single
Red-breasted Nuthatch.  Later, a Yellow-crowded Night-Heron.

 From Bill Banks:
09/23/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- one adult
Golden Eagle (after discussion!).  Also 100 Bobolinks, 3 DICKCISSELs,
2 Purple Finch.

 From Tina Green:
09/23/14 - Westport- CT Audubon Tree Farm (with Gina Nichol) --
Yellow-breasted Chat seen by Gina, probable Connecticut Warbler seen
by both of us briefly. Both birds were seen in the northeast area in
the low dense brushy areas.Lots of warblers as well.
Sherwood Island State Park -- Connecticut Warbler seen near handicap
parking sign and large boulder just north of the baseball field. First
seen low in the dense dark green bushy tree and then walking on the
ground moving right and then in the low brushy area in front of large
deciduous tree. It seemed to be moving right with all the other
warblers in that area. 

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
09/23/14 - Madison, yard -- around 7 AM; TENNESSEE WARBLER.

 From Nick Bonomo:
09/23/14 - Groton, Bluff Point -- a modest flight this morning,
totaling ~400 individual warblers of 13+ species.  One flyby PINE
SISKIN.
Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- A quick drive through at
midday had two juvenile AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS feeding on the lawns
across the road from Swan Pond.

 From Michaelene Komara:
09/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 4:30 PM; Golden
Plovers continue.

 From Russ Smiley:
09/22/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- 6:00 PM: A
female BLUE GROSBEAK was in the second to last garden plot on the left
at the west end just before sunset. It landed on the fence top where I
got photos and then it dove to the grasses inside. I heard it chipping
for 20 minutes and could see the grass moving, but it did not return
to view before I left.


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Subject: 09/22/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:48:23 -0400
 From John Oshlick:
09/22/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, field at end of Hunters
Mtn Rd --  Philadelphia Vireo.

 From Judy Richardson:
09/22/14 - Easton yard -- 7:30 AM; Blackburnian Warblers among a large
mixed flock of warblers, vireos, etc.

 From Jim Pfeifer:
09/22/14 - South Windsor, Station 43 -- Juv Lincolns Sparrow.

 From Tammy Eustis:
09/22/14 - Chester yard -- Brown Thrasher, possible Evening Grosbeak.

 From Greg Hanisek:
09/22/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch -- 1 American Pipit
6 Purple Finches.


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Subject: 09/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:57:42 -0400
 From Paul Desjardins:
09/21/14 - Windsor Locks, Spring Park -- 2 Common Nighthawks.
Suffield, Lewis Farm Sanctuary -- Common Nighthawk.

 From Preston Lust:
09/21/14 - Guilford, Leete's Marsh -- 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 1 LITTLE
BLUE HERON.
West Haven, Sandy Point -- 5 FORSTER'S TERN.
Milford, Milford Point -- 2 LITTLE BLUE HERON.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
09/21/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadow -- 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 3 BROWN
THRASHER, 17 COMMON NIGHTHAWK.

 From Paul Carrier:
09/21/14 - New Hartford, Bakersville Swamp -- Lincoln's Sparrow.
Pussy Lane -- Swainson's Thrush, and coming back to the road was a
lone Ruffed Grouse. 

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey
09/21/14 - Lyme, Whalebone Creek and Hadlyme Cove -- Five SORA rails.
The birds were seen and heard by kayak.  We saw two well and heard at
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Subject: 09/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:00:38 -0400
 From John Marshall:
09/20/14 - Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave, McKinney Refuge -- WHIMBREL.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
09/20/14 - New Milford yard -- CONNECTICUT WARBLER, 15 feet from
kitchen window, sitting on goldenrod till flushed with other birds on
nearby feeders.

 From Jim Carr:
09/20/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- American Golden-Plover
at Meig's Point, 40 yards east of jetty down at waters edge.

 From Dana Campbell et al:
09/19/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, Hawkwatch -- 2 BLACK
VULTURES, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 1 American Pipit.  In the park were 4
Common Nighthawks, 1 COMMON RAVEN.

 From John Oshlick:
09/20/14 - Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 1 Mourning Warbler seen
in heavy cover south of the paved Rd that runs west of the parking
lot.

 From Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Saturday Birdwatch Crew:
09/20/14 - Madison, Hammonasset SP -- AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER on beach
at Meig's Point. 2 BOBOLINKS perched briefly at "meadow" at the
extreme west end of the park.

 From Paul and Maureen Wolter with Chuck Imbergamo:
09/20/14 - Madison, Bauer Park -- morning; 2 Cape May Warblers active
in the row of tall pines at the west edge of the park.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
09/20/14 - Woodbridge, in Konold's Pond -- twelve BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/20/14 - South Windsor, Station 43 -- morning; from the Newberry
Road section, flyover American Golden-Plover, Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From John Marshall:
09/20/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island marsh, Shell Beach Road and Rte
146 -- STILT SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER & WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER..
Stilt and White-rumped seen at about 11:00 from Shell Beach Road.
Pectoral and possibly a second White-rumped seen with Paul & Maureen
Wolter.

 From Steve Broker (Cheshire) and Annette Cunniffe (Greenwich):
09/20/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Little Blue Heron
at the far east end pond.

 From Lane Kirby:
09/20/14 - Branford, Branford Intermediate School -- 4 Common
Nighthawks circled back a few times from across the road at 5:20 to
5:30 PM, feeding, then headed South.

 From Robert Dixon:
09/19/14 - Sterling yard -- 12:20 AM and 4:30 to 6:00 AM; Just a few
migrants heard this morning but did have a first of season
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (well heard the only bird calling as it passed
over yard). Also SWAINSON'S THRUSH (2).
later; COMMON RAVEN (vocal flyover), PURPLE FINCH (1f).

 From James Winkelmann:
09/19/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- a single Lesser Black-backed
Gull, roosting or standing on the nearest sandbar from the end of the
point (almost due south from the platform). Appears to be in breeding
plumage still, showing little streaking on the head. 

 From Paul and Maureen Wolter:
09/19/14 - New Haven, East Shore Park -- The first visit of the Fall
this morning yielded a male Cape May Warbler as the first warbler of
the season. We had a good but brief view before it moved on.

 From Paul Desjardins:
09/19/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 2 Common Ravens, Philadelphia
Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow.

 From Kevin Finnan:
09/19/14 - Litchfield, Little Pond -- Orange-crowned Warbler in the
field one would find by taking a right turn off the main path from
White's Woods Road. Lincoln's Sparrow in the brushy area immediately
east of the second bridge on the south end of the boardwark, ie. the
one nearby the Litchfield Country Club.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp:
09/19/14 - Hamden backyard feeder -- 1 female Purple Finch on
safflower feeder.  First of season for us.

 From Mary Porterfield & Arthur Shippee:
09/19/14 - Hamden, Waite St bridge -- 3 Common Nighthawks cavorting
over Lake Whitney bay & North Lake condos.

 From Frank and Linda Mantlik:
09/19/14 - Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave -- 7 PM; 1 WHIMBREL continues on
mud/peat area of Great Medows salt marsh just before entrance to Long
Beach.
McKinney Refuge, 600 Long Beach Blv, on "Warehouse" Pond -- 2 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS.

 From Leslie Meredith:
09/19/14 - ????? -- Common Nighthawks over Greens Farms station; 2
pairs then 5 individuals, good hawking.

 From Jerry Connolly:
09/18/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
7:45 AM Nature Center parking lot, flushed twice by Merlin before
departing. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH near west end playground.

 From James Winkelmann:
09/18/14 - Stratford, marsh adjacent to Oak Bluff Ave, near entrance
to Long Beach -- 10:50 AM; 1 Whimbrel foraging in mud right off road.

 From  Frank Mantlik:
09/18/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- this morning 51 bird species; 12
species of shorebirds including WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Also Peregrine
Falcon. I found the summering male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER dead on the
beach.

 From Mike C Van Valen:
09/18/14 - Norwalk, yard -- I had a Peregrine Falcon fly high over the
yard this afternoon. 10-15 minutes later, another came swooping down
just over the treetops, then shot straight up and followed the same
path as the earlier falcon. That's a new yard bird for me!

 From Paul Carrier:
09/18/14 - New Hartford, Bakersville swamp -- 1 Winter Wren, 5 Purple
Finch, 1 Lincoln Sparrow.

 From Don Morgan:
09/18/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- one
juvenile and 2 adult NORTHERN  GOSHAWKS.  3 Common Nighthawks around
the park most of the day hawking insects.

 From Aidan Kiley:
09/18/14 - Fairfield, Pine Creek -- 5:15 PM; 15 Common Nighthawks.


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 --
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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
and Sibley guides last night!


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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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