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13 Dec 12/13/2014 N Shrike, YB Chat [Roy Harvey ]
12 Dec 12/12/2014 Barrows G, N Shrike [Roy Harvey ]
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Subject: 12/19/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:04:36 -0500
 From Bill Batsford:
12/19/14 - ?????, Goodwin Park -- Greater White-fronted Goose and
Cackling Goose continue at golf course.

 From Keith Mueller:
12/19/14 - Middlefield, Lyman's pond -- 4 Snow Geese in corn field
close to road (2 adults 2 juv).

 From Brian O'Toole:
12/19/14 - Trumbull, private residence -- Rufous Hummingbird still
coming daily to feeder.

 From Frank Mantlik:
12/19/14 - Stratford, Motil Place Pond -- an apparent female EURASIAN
WIGEON continues.
Stratford, Boothe Memorial Park -- adult Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
Milford, Lawman Rd., Jonathon Law HS Pond - male EURASIAN WIGEON
continues (with 70 Am Wigeon).


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Subject: 12/18/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:35:10 -0500
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/18/14 - Hartford/Wethersfield, Goodwin Park, Golf Course -- 1
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 CACKLING GOOSE.

 From Michaelene Komara:
12/18/14 - ?????, Goodwin park, golf course -- Greater White-fronted
Goose and Cackling Goose continue.

 From Patrick Comins:
12/18/14 - Middlefield, Lyman Orchards -- Two adult and two juvenile
Snow Geese in the field at the orchards this evening.  They flew up
and landed on the pond near the Apple Barrel store.

 From Frank Mantlik:
12/18/14 - Stratford, private residence - RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues
coming to feeder.
Bridgeport, Johnson Creek (right off northbound exit 30 of I-95) --
male EURASIAN WIGEON.


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Subject: CT Report 12/17/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:39:19 -0500
 From Paul Desjardins:
12/17/14 - East Granby, East Granby Farms -- morning; Pine Siskin.
Broad Brook, Mill Pond -- afternoon; 24 Northern Pintails.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
12/17/14 - Norwich, Monhegan Park Pond -- Between 11:30 AM and 12:30
PM; one immature Snow Goose (mixed in about 200 Canada Geese).  At the
same time about 3 dozen Fish crows flew over calling as we were
watching the goose.

 From Aidan Kiley:
12/17/14 - Fairfield, yard -- 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker near feeders.

 From Diana Atwood Johnson:
12/16/14 - Old Lyme, DEEP -- 3 PM; Yellow-breasted Chat behind main
building facing its yellow belly into the sun.

 From Tom Murray:
12/16/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Juvenile Little Blue
Heron seen at Swan Pond 12:55.

 From Michaelene Komara:
12/16/14 - Meriden, Research Parkway, Bishops Pond -- One Snow Goose
feeding on the ground (with 200+ Canada Geese).

 From Mike DiGiorgio:
12/16/14 - Durham, Durham Fairground -- Saw 6 Snow Geese (4 adults, 2
juveniles) feeding in a field at the fairground at about 10:00 AM.

 From Hank Golet:
12/16/14 - Westbrook, Menunketesuck mud flats -- 4 PURPLE SANDPIPPER, 

 From Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe with Quinnipiac Valley CBC:
12/16/14 - Wallingford, Whirlwind Hill -- Greater White-fronted Goose.
Meriden, Research Parkway -- Northern Shoveler.
Hanover Pond -- Two Redheads.


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Subject: 12/15/2014 N Shrike:
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:18:50 -0500
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/15/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park Boat Launch -- 1 drake
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

 From Russ Smiley:
12/15/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 8:10 AM; American
bittern in Boulder pond.

 From Meredith Sampson w/ Brian O'Toole, Penny Solum, Jalna Jaeger,&
visitor from Bethel:
12/14/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- SHORT-EARED OWL
strafed through holly grove affording only a 2-3 second look, leaving
us drop-jawed in its wake!

 From Carolyn Cimino with Linda Vegliante and Denise Jernigan:
12/15/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows SP -- Northern Shrike continues in
same location.  Also, Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Bill Batsford:
12/15/14 - Meriden, Hanover Pond -- 2 Redhead continue at northeast
area of the pond.

 From Daisy Echevarria:
12/15/14 - Essex, across from the CT River Museum -- Greater
White-fronted Goose.  (But Andy Griswold warns of a domestic Greylag
Goose in the area.)

 From Patrick and Maxson Comins:
12/14/14 - Wallingford -- Greater White-fronted Goose across the
street (roughly) from the vineyard on Whirlwind Hill Road.
Meriden, Research Parkway, Bishop's Pond -- Northern Shoveler.
Meriden, Hannover Pond -- 2 Redhead.

 From Matt Hoyt:
12/14/14 - Milford, Jonathan Law High School -- Male Eurasian Widgeon
at far side of pond at 11:30.

 From Maria Stockmal:
12/14/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- 3 Winter Wrens, 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 7 Black Vultures.

 From Don Morgan:
12/14/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows -- The Northern Shrike was there
when I arrived around 10:30, and thanks in part to another birder I
was on him within 5 minutes. What we learned very quickly is, the bird
doesn't stay in one spot for too long.  Even without being "pushed,"
every five minutes or so it would fly, sometimes just a short
distance, sometimes out of sight. But every time, it eventually
appeared again, to be found by someone, and it was still there in the
park around 1:15.

 From Carol & Gary Lemmon:
12/14/14 - Branford, yard -- For the last six weeks we have had 11
Purple Finches at our 9 feeders daily.

 From Dana Campbell:
12/14/14 - Middletown, Pine Grove Cemetery -- Brown Creeper.

 From Tom and Ingrid Schaefer:
12/14/14 - Salisbury, Lakeville, Lake Wononscopomuc -- one male and
three female Redhead in large flock of Ruddy Ducks.  Also, pair of
male Northern Pintail swimming near center of Lake.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/14/14 - West Hartford, Reservoir # 6 (Hartford CBC) -- 1 PINE
SISKIN.

 From Alan Scuterud via Meredith Sampson:
12/14/14 - Old Greenwich, Havemeyer section -- 2 COMMON RAVEN.

 From Bill Asteriades:
12/14/14 - Glastonbury, Keeney Cove -- 14 NORTHERN PINTAIL (7 drake).


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Subject: 12/13/2014 N Shrike, YB Chat
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:13:47 -0500
 From Keith Mueller:
12/13/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows -- Norther Shrike seen along trail
north of boat ramp seen by 6 people with a brief but close look. It
just flew across the river.

 From Lynnette Clemens and Fulvio Montanari:
12/13/14 - Norwalk, Seaview Ave, Mill Pond -- 1 Eurasian Widgeon, 2
Cackling Geese.
Park behind Senior Center -- Northern Shoveler.

 From Paul Desjardins:
12/13/14 - Old Lyme, end of Ferry Rd, DEEP marine headquarters --
Yellow-breasted Chat by the rest rooms.
Chester, near the ferry crossing -- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

 From Larry Bausher:
12/13/14 - New Haven, Edgewood Park -- 12:10 PM; At least 6 RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS (in a mixed flock with Robins and Blue Jays) feeding in the
tangles along the east side of the river by the field with the swallow
nest boxes.

 From Phil Rusch:
12/13/14 - Stonington, Stonington Point and Harbor -- 2 Black Scoter
and 35 Common Eider.
Mystic, Enders Island -- 1 Black Scoter, 75 Common Eider, and 1
Red-necked Grebe.  Also there were about 30 Harbor Seals hauled out on
the rocks.
Groton, Eastern and Avery Point -- 16 Common Eider and 1 first cycle
Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Waterford, Harkness State Park -- 1 Northern Gannet, 100+ Common
Eider, and 12 Snow Buntings.

 From James Winkelmann:
12/12/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Common Eider (both
females, off the breakwater near pavilion), 9 Purple Sandpiper (on
breakwater and nearby beach), 1 Peregrine Falcon.

 From Don Morgan:
12/12/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Purple Sandpipers on the
breakwater and the beach just to the right.


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Subject: 12/12/2014 Barrows G, N Shrike
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:18:04 -0500
 From Paul Desjardins:
12/12/14 - Enfield -- morning; drake BARROW’S GOLDENEYE seen from the
cemetery at Pleasant Street.

 From Russ Smiley with multiple observers:
12/12/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- 10 AM; Northern Shrike
found again near river trail.

 From Brian Kleinman:
12/12/14 - Bloomfield, Filley Park -- one adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL sitting on the opposite shore of the pond.  If it is there is
should be pretty easy find as it was the only gull.

 From Patrick Comins:
12/12/14 - Bridgeport -- A Northern Goshawk flew over I 95 while I was
passing through.  Big bird, presuming a female.  Immature.

 From John Weeks, Dick Haas:
12/12/14 - Suffield, Suffield WMA -- Two (One light morph and one dark
morph) Rough-legged Hawks, both seen well.  The Suffield WMA is
contiguous with the Southwick WMA in Massachusetts.  All the above
birds moved back and forth across the state line.

 From Robert Dixon:
12/12/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER,
PINE SISKIN (just one) continue at feeders.


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Subject: 12/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:08:38 -0500
 From Fulvio Montanari:
12/11/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Pt Park, Tods Point -- Snowy Owl;
has been there for a few days.

 From Paul Carrier:
12/11/14 -  Barkhamsted, compensating reservoir -- 1 Male Redhead.  40
plus Pine Siskin on the road (after sand?).

 From Patrick Comins:
12/11/14 - Southbury, Shepaug Dam area -- one first-cycle Iceland Gull
at Mitchell Farm (with lots and lots of other gulls).

 From Nick Bonomo:
12/11/14 - Norwalk, Mill Pond -- drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues.

 From James Winkelmann:
12/11/14 - Fairfield, Jennings Beach marina -- 2 Snow Buntings working
the beach right near the walkout on the jetty.


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Subject: 12/10/2014 N Shrike, Snowy Owls
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:13:42 -0500
 From Howie Sternberg:
12/10/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- 1 Northern Shrike at
9:55 am along riverbank footpath just north of the boat launch. Look
in tree tops, big and small.

 From Greg Hanisek:
12/10/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake -- One RED-NECKED GREBE in
association with large Common Merganser flock off Point Folly.

 From Ned Hurle via Jerry Connolly:
12/10/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- SNOWY OWL, immature
female NE from Cedar Isle Platform 2:30 PM.

 From Morris Finkelstein:
12/10/14 - Greenwich, Tods Point Park -- One 1st Year Snowy Owl seen
perched at the top of a tree on the lawn heading 3/4 of the way down
from the large inscribed boulder towards the Sound, adjacent to the
Holly Grove Area.  The Snowy seemed very calm, and didn't even notice
a dog walker passing directly underneath it's branch.

 From Hank Golet:
12/10/14 - Old Lyme, Hawk's Nest Marsh -- 2 Northern Pintail.
Long Island Side -- 9 Common Eider, 2 Purple Sandpiper.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp:
12/09/14 - Hamden, backyard, ground feeding station -- 7 RUSTY
BLACCKBIRDS.

 From Glenn Williams:
12/09/14 - Stonington, Stonington Point -- 22 COMMON EIDER, NORTHERN
GANNET.  Tough viewing with the fading light, fog, and rain.  Very few
birds in the air.


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Subject: 12/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:16:16 -0500
 From Howie Sternberg:
12/08/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- 1 Northern Shrike at
12:40 PM by yellow gate into fish hatchery opposite boat launch.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
12/08/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

 From Don Morgan:
12/08/14 - Stratford, Stratford Airport -- "Blue Goose" (dark morph
Snow Goose) mixed in with 100 or so  Canadas inside the airport fence
near Rt 113. Around 1 this afternoon. Viewed  from outside the fence
along the road. A police officer stopped to see what I  was doing and
checked my ID, but didn't give me any grief or tell me I couldn't stay
there. An hour later the flock had moved farther away from the fence
and  probably could have been better seen from behind the old FAA
building.
Long Beach -- 1 Lapland Longspur (mixed in with 11 Horned Larks),
about 100 yards north of the parking lot. 

 From Lorenzo Kleine:
12/08/14 - Milford, Jonathan Law HS -- The previously reported male
Eurasian Wigeon continues in the pond behind the high school (with
quite a few American Wigeons).


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Subject: 12/07/2014 Snowy Owl, NRW Swallow
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:59:36 -0500
 From Rick Macsuga:
12/07/14 - East Hartford,  sewage treatment plant -- 4 Northern
Rough-winged Swallow still present.
Cabelas pond -- Juvenile Iceland Gull.

 From Dave Winston:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 10 AM; Snowy Owl, southwest tip
of Sandbar.

 From Tom Murray:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Snowy Owl reported by Dave W on
sandbar at Milford Pt still there 11:50.  I viewed it from the
Stratford side of river.

 From Brendan Murtha:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 2:00 PM; Snowy Owl continues to
give fantastic looks on the main sandbar.  It's very active; we
actually observed it bathing.

 From Steve and Charla Spector:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point, main sandbar -- Snowy Owl still
present around 3:20 PM.  Heavy black barring on back, tail & wings;
underparts barring lighter in color; dark top of head.  Looks like
Sibley's 1st year female.

 From Frank Mantlik:
12/07/14 - Stratford, Sniffen's Lane -- 4:15; SNOWY OWL seen across
river on Milford Point sandbar, viewed from Knapp's Landing Restaurant
lot.

 From Colleen Lord:
12/07/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 4:15 to 4:30 PM; Snowy Owl still
on the sandbar, beautiful! My first of the season.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
12/07/14 - Ansonia, Ansonia Nature Center -- a flock of eight Northern
Bobwhite.  Seen feeding on the ground along the trails below the
nature center building between the building and the pond.  I am aware
of a nearby resident who has released members of this species in this
area before in an effort to reestablish a "wild" population of
Bobwhite in CT.  Although the chances of success are slim, the cause
is noble.  Even though the birds are released, they are beautiful to
look at and interesting to observe.  So, if anyone wants to see
Bobwhite in a local natural setting, this would be a good place to
look.

 From Brian Kleinman:
12/07/14 - Avon/Simsbury, Nod Brook Wildlife Management Area -- Around
9:30 Sunday morning located in the far pond (south pond) there were 5
NORTHERN PINTAIL (in with a flock of Mallards and a few Black Ducks).
These are probably the same 5 Pintail that are being seen at Fisher
Meadows in Avon, since it is only a few miles away.

 From John Weeks, Chris Chinni:
12/07/14 - Suffield, Suffield Wildlife Management Area -- A juvenile
light-morph Rough-legged Hawk gave us spectacular looks as it glided
overhead against a brilliant blue sky.  We felt well-recompensed for
being outside in a biting cold wind.

 From Morris Finkelstein:
12/07/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Two female and 1 male
Common Eider in water 20-50 yards off rocks along Moraine Trail at
1:30 PM.  Yellow-breasted Chat seen in Bittersweet Tangle by group of
birders (me included) at about 12:15, at previously described location
close to Nature Center.

 From Robert Dixon:
12/07/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (2), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
(1f), PINE SISKIN (one at feeders).


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Subject: 12/06/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:56:31 -0500
 From Rick Macsuga, Mark Dineen:
12/06/14 - East Hartford, sewage treatment plant -- 4 Northern
Rough-winged Swallows.

 From Russ Smiley:
12/06/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 8:40 AM; Orange-crowned
Warbler at north east corner of parking field at Meigs Point in waist-
high weeds east of observation shed.

 From Brian Kleinman:
12/06/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadows -- "blue" Snow Goose continues. Stayed
until around 10 AM (then flew off with a flock of Canada Geese).

 From Preston Lust:
12/06/14 - Westport, yard -- ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER seen very clear
and close.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
12/06/14 - Stratford, private residence -- RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
continues.

 From Paul and Maureen Wolter:
12/06/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadows -- 12:30 PM; adult blue morph Snow
Goose present again.  ALso 5 Northern Pintail.

 From Michaelene Komara:
12/06/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Yellow-breasted Chat
briefly spotted in bittersweet tangle behind nature center bird
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Subject: 12/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:36:30 -0500
Note: Sorry for the delayed report, things have been a bit busier than
usual and this has been just one of the casualties.


 From Brad Keltonic via Emily Keltonic:
12/05/14 - Preston -- One lone Sand Hill Crane was seen in a corn
field on Rt 164 about 1/2 mile from the intersection of Rt 164 with Rt
165 in Friday, at 1:10 PM by my son Brad.  He called me on his cell as
he was in the area to hunt deer.  He went back about an hour later and
called to say it was no longer visible with binoculars from the road.

 From Jim Carr:
12/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Yellow-breasted Chat in
same spot as Thursday.

 From Bill Banks:
12/05/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 10:35; Yellow-breasted
Chat near the Meigs Point Nature Center.

 From Paul Desjardins:
12/05/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadow -- continuing blue morph Snow Goose, 7
Northern Pintail.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/04/14 - Wethersfield, Goodwin Park Golf Course Ponds -- 1 CACKLING
GOOSE.

 From Denise Jernigan:
12/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Yellow-breasted Chat
briefly seen in tangle of bittersweet berries and small cedars near
Purple Martin houses behind Meig's Point Nature Center, 11:45 AM.

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
12/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- After many years of
misses, including all this week and being painfully close yesterday,
finally got the YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in the same area as Denise,
thanks to her prompt post!!

 From Steve Spector:
12/04/14 - Milford, Silver sands State Park --  2:00 PM, female
Northern Pintail in Nettleton outlet pond.

 From Gina Nichol:
12/04/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- afternoon; an afternoon
walk at Meig's Point yielded 3 COMMON EIDERS; two just offshore below
the observation platform and one adult male sitting on the rocks at
the end of the Moraine Trail.  Also at the end of the Moraine Trail
were 32 SNOW BUNTINGS.

 From Brian O'Toole:
12/03/14 - Trumbull, private -- A female Rufous Hummingbird has been
coming to a feeder at a private residence in Trumbull since at least
early November.
Editor's Note: See Brian's full message for information on visiting:

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 From Paul Cianfaglione:
12/03/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 SNOW BUNTING.

 From Alex Burdo:
12/03/14 -  Stratford, Residence -- The immature female RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRD continues as of 7:45 Wednesday morning. It visited the
feeder twice within a five minute period.

 From Jerry Connolly via Tina Green:
12/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- Red-breasted Nuthatch and
an Orange-crowned Warbler behind the nature center, Yellow-breasted
Chat on Willard's Island (right side trail).

 From Don Morgan:
12/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 White-crowned Sparrow
Roadside, c. 200  yds west of the Nature Center, next to the gated
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Subject: 12/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:16:35 -0500
 From Stefan Martin:
12/02/14 - Greenwich -- 8:50 AM; Female Harlequin Duck very distant
off Steamboat Avenue in Greenwich. The bird was directly in front of
Great Captains Island. Presumably the same bird Patrick Dugan had
yesterday flying west from Stamford.

 From Bill Batsford:
12/02/14 - New Haven, Beaver Pond Park -- 11 Rusty Blackbird.

 From Tina Green:
12/02/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Brown Thrasher in
the spruce grove.

 From Paul Desjardins:
12/02/14 - East Hartford, along the Hockanum River Linear Trail --
morning; Winter Wren, Brown Creeper.

 From Jan Collins:
12/02/14 - Enfield, Barnes Boat Launch -- RED-NECKED GREBE continues
this morning.

 From Jack Swatt:
12/02/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadows -- The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and
dark morph SNOW GOOSE (BLUE GOOSE) were both there again today.  Also
there were 3 NORTHERN PINTAILS (2 drake, 1 hen) (in with the
mergansers and Canada Geese).

 From Hank Golet:
12/02/14 - Old Lyme, Great Island -- PEREGRING FALCON.
Westbrook, Menunketesuck Mud Flats -- 2 PURPLE SANDPIPER.
Deep River, Pratt Cove -- This is a low tide spot; I was there around
1:30. 12 NORTHERN PINTAIL.

 From Steve Morytko:
12/02/14 - Mansfield, Hansen's Pond off Wormwood Hill Road -- Redhead
has been among a flock of ~100 Ring-necked Ducks at the far end of the
pond for at least 2 days and in the past Ring-necked Ducks often stay
there until the pond freezes. Easiest (but distant) views are from the
dam at the outlet of the pond but a scope is necessary. Otherwise, the
pond is surrounded by private property. You can likely pick it up with
binoculars if you are willing to walk along the road looking through
the trees. Redhead is rather unusual in NE CT.

 From Paul Carrier:
12/02/14 - Litchfield, near Little Pond -- adult Northern Goshawk.


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Subject: 12/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:35:21 -0500
 From Patrick Dugan:
12/01/14 - Stamford, Shippan Pt -- 1 Female  Harlequin Duck flying
west.  Black Scoter, White-winged Scoter, 17 Northern Pintail, one
possible Pacific Loon out by #32 red bell buoy.

 From Jay Carlisle:
12/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park, Willard's Island -- 12:20
PM; a Yellow-breasted Chat seen briefly in dense shrubs along
easternmost trail ~2/3 to end (where trails come together) near where
a few cedars are on E side of path.

 From Lea Kessler Shaw:
12/01/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadows -- at the pond, a Greater
White-fronted Goose and a dark morph "Blue" Snow Goose (among hundreds
of Canada Geese).

 From Paul Desjardins:
12/01/14 - Enfield,  Barnes boat launch -- morning; hen Black Scoter,
hen Red Breasted Merganser and continuing Red-necked Grebe.
Broad Brook, Mill Pond -- afternoon; 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
Windsor Locks, Canal State Park -- 2 Winter Wren.

 From David Spector and CCSU Biology of Birds class:
12/01/14 - New Britain, Stanley Quarter Park -- 6 NORTHERN SHOVELERS
feeding like phalaropes.  First for this species (as well as Ruddy
Duck) in 20 years of taking classes to this pond.

 From Charla & Steve Spector:
12/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2:00-2:15 PM; end of
moraine trail, in water, then resting on rocks, 2 Common Eider (male
and female, breeding plumage, female a deep red-brown color).


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Subject: 11/30/2014 Snowy Owl
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:17:55 -0500
 From Paul Desjardins and Mona Cavallero:
11/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 9:15 AM; At the end of the parking
lot, a snowy owl is being seen in the marsh sitting on a log.  Thanks
to a birder named Jane(sp?) already on the scene who spotted it first.

 From Mardi & Towny Dickinson:
11/30/14 - Stratford, long Beach -- 1:30PM; SNOWY OWL overlooking
marsh on right NW 320, in front of white storage units heading towards
long beach. Standing tall, stretching, preening & aware appears
relaxed.

 From Chris Elphick:
11/30/14 - Storrs, UConn campus -- no Snowy Owl on Horsebarn Hill, but
5 Wilson's Snipe, 8+ American Pipits, 1 Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Preston Lust:
11/30/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island -- WILSON'S SNIPE flushed by the
side of the model airplane field.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
11/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 20+ SNOW BUNTINGS.
Others reported seeing 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS earlier in the morning.

 From John Oshlick:
11/30/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Male Common Eider at the
end of the moraine trail and an American Bittern well hidden in the
boulder pond.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
11/30/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point and harbor -- one female REDHEAD,
one female Northern Pintail (in a raft of Greater Scaup).
Interestingly, we could not locate the drake Redhead found by Nick B a
few days ago.  Also, two SEASIDE SPARROWS were seen in the marsh. They
came up to the top of the grass in response to pishing.  A late date
for this species.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
11/30/14 - Stratford, private yard -- My dad and I had the Rufous
Hummingbird today at about 11:15. Stayed for about a minute on the
feeder. Only other notable bird was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

 From John and Anders Ogren:
11/30/14 - Old Saybrook, Otter Cove -- Winter Wren.
Maynard's Pond -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Roy Zartarian:
11/30/14 - Newington, Cedarcrest Hospital property -- one PEREGRINE
FALCON perched at the usual spot on the antenna tower

 From Mike Warner:
11/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach(?) -- nowy Owl on the driftwood in
the Great Marsh.  Thanks to M&T Dickinson.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
11/30/14 - Milford, Law High School pond -- drake Eurasian Wigeon
(with 110 American Wigeon).

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
11/29/14 - Riverside yard -- Fox Sparrow and Purple Finch.


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Subject: 11/29/2014 N Shrike, Snowy Owls
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:11:39 -0500
 From Bob MacDonnell:
11/29/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows State Park -- After more than 2
hours searching along with several others, I got a brief view of the
Northern Shrike at Haddam Meadows State Park just before noon. I was
in the silo parking lot about to give up when I saw it fly from near
the entrance, possibly from across Route 154, east across the open
field to the top of a tall tree along the river. It perched briefly
and Dan Rotino was also able to see it before it flew to another tree
top and then took off to the north and across the river and out of
sight. It was only in view for a minute or two.  Perhaps it's
frequenting areas outside the park, which could account for the very
sporadic sightings.

 From Phil Rusch:
11/29/14 - Storrs, UConn campus, Horsebarn Hill -- 10:15 AM; Snowwy
Owl on the top of the hill, viewed from chicken coops.

 From Gil Salk:
11/29/14 - Storrs, UConn campus, Horsebarn Hill -- The Snowy Owl was
still there, opposite chicken coops, at 2:00 PM. Visible on right
coming up the hill, from very short stretch of road just before dirt
road heading off to right.

 From Stephanie Stewart:
11/29/14 - Storrs, UConn campus, Horsebarn Hill -- 3:38 PM; Snow Owl
continues. In field down from and across from poultry barns on Horse
Barn Hill Rd. Sitting on the ground.

 From Steve Morytko:
11/29/14 - Storrs, UConn campus, Horsebarn Hill -- We left around noon
after viewing the bird distantly with Phil and others as it sat on the
very top of Horsebarn Hill for about 90 minutes. I returned around
1:30 with some friends and the bird had moved (possibly disturbed by
some people walking dogs) to the hill to the north of Kellogg Barn and
was still there when I left around 4:15 after returning a third time.
In both locations the view was distant but it was better in the latter
location. You should definitely bring your scope if you have one.
If we're lucky it will still be present tomorrow. If you're thinking
about seeing it don't wait too long as there will be much more
potential for disturbance beginning tomorrow afternoon when students
return from their break.  Other birds: Snow Buntings (a small flock
was seen near the old barn on the north side), and Wilson's Snipe
around the large puddle in Valentine's Meadow (below and between the
Farm buildings and horse barns).

 From Roy Harvey:
11/29/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- 2:13 PM; spotted a distant Snowy
Owl toward the right hand (south, LI Sound) end of the breakwater
across the channel.  I suspect the bird was actually in Milford.
Viewing conditions (scope required) were terrible, with heavy shimmer.
Had I been viewing from Stratford Pt the view might have been less
bad.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/29/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill meadows -- 4 American Pipits.

 From Mardi & Towny Dickinson:
11/29/14 - Westport, Burying Hill Beach -- 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
He's back.....!

 From Jay Carlisle:
11/29/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park, Meig's Point -- 1st-winter
Glaucous Gull flew past jetty from the Madison direction and continued
E past the point.  In view roughly 4:00 to 4:02 PM.  Also, 1 Purple
Sandpiper, 1 Lapland Longspur, 50+ Snow Buntings, etc. earlier in
afternoon.


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Subject: 11/28/2014 SH Cranes. Sn Owl, N Shrike
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:58:04 -0500
 From Dana Campbell with Don Morgan and the gang:
11/28/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk Watch -- Northern
Goshawk, a flock of 7 EVENING GROSBEAKS (3 Male and 4 Female). Later,
around 2 PM, a flock of 23 SANDHILL CRANES.  After we first saw them
they did form a couple of loose lines before heading a little to the
north and directly across New Haven harbor. I (Don) suspect that's a 1
day record total for CT.

 From Mike Berzenski via Mona Cavallero:
11/28/14 - Haddam, Haddam Meadows -- 8:45 AM: relocated the Northern
Shrike.  He said when he first drove in, he saw a bird  chasing a
smaller bird and then that bird teed up in the tree in the field
across from the road leading to the parking lot.  He was able to get
the scope on it and identified it 100% as the shrike. It then flew
away.

 From Preston Lust:
11/28/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- SNOWY OWL seen and photographed.
Stratford, undisclosed location -- RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continuing.

 From Julian Hough:
11/28/14 - Stratford, Lordship Blvd -- Nearly clipped a Rough-legged
Hawk with my car by Sikorsky Airport.

 From Doug Beach:
11/28/14 - Simsbury, Simsbury Airport -- 4 Snow Buntings.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/28/14 - Enfield --  Long Tailed Duck seen upriver from the Barnes
boat launch.

 From Lea Kessler Shaw:
11/28/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadows -- 2 PM; what I believe is a Greater
White-fronted Goose (among the many Canadas) in the pond.

 From Robert Dixon:
11/28/14 - Sterling yard -- FOX SPARROW (3), PINE SISKIN (first at the
feeders this fall), YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1f).

 From Nancy Schumann:
11/28/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- about 2:30; Snowy Owl three jettys
down from the west (?) end of the long beach parking lot, towards
Bridgeport. 

 From Lynnette Clemens:
11/28/14 - Old Greenwich, Tods Point -- 6 Snow Bunting.

 From Turk Duddy:
11/28/14 - Wallingford -- Greater White-fronted Goose on Northford
Road in a field on the left shortly after entering the road (with
hundreds of Canada Geese).

 From Lisa Gagnon:
11/28/14 - Stafford Springs -- Fox Sparrow.

 From Lisa Gagnon:
11/27/14 - Stafford Springs, yard -- while cleaning the feeders I
heard some Pine Siskins (not coming to the feeders).  Also Purple
Finches over the last few weeks, not as many as before.

 From Tina Green:
11/27/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- 100+ American Pipits on the
model airplane field and the circle after the entrance.

 From Nick Bonomo:
11/27/14 - New Haven (West Haven), New Haven Harbor --  a drake
REDHEAD in the harbor, closest to West Haven Boat Ramp but scopeable
from Sandy Pt also.

 From Carol Zipp:
11/27/14 - Hamden, Backyard -- One Rusty Blackbird, our first of the
season.  Hopefully our usual crowd joins in soon.

 From Mark Aronson:
11/27/14 -  Milford, Silver Sands State Park -- 25+ American Pipits
between the marsh and the sparrow lane overflow parking area.  Also
half dozen Pine Siskin fly bys.

 From Hank Golet:
11/27/14 - East Lyme, Rocky Neck Marsh -- Imm LITTLE BLUE HERON.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
11/27/14 - Stratford, Access Rd -- 1 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.

 From Maryann Nazarchyk:
11/27/14 - Niantic, Rocky Neck -- Immature Little Blue Heron readily
seen from the car.

 From Katherine Edwards:
11/27/14 - New Canaan, yard -- morning; a pair (male and female) of
Purple Finch at my feeder.


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Subject: 11/26/2014 Snowy Owl
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:29 -0500
NOTE 1: On CTBirds there was discussion of a possible Pacific Loon
seen in Greenwich Harbor on Tuesday.

Note 2: Also from CTBirds, there was an eBird report (with photos)
from Monday of a Northern Shrike at Haddam Meadows State Park.

Note 3: Also posted to CTBirds was a copy of a Rhode Island report of
a Yellow-nosed Albatross.

Note 4: To really know what is going on, it should be obvious you need
to follow CTBirds, not just this daily summary.


 From Turk Duddy:
11/26/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- SNOWY OWL.
Stratford, Short Beach --  about 50 Snow Buntings.
Milford, Jonathan Law HS, Beaver Brook Pond -- male Eurasian Wigeon.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
11/26/14 - Waterford, yard -- Fox Sparrow feeding on the ground.


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Subject: 11/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:13:40 -0500
 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
11/25/14 - Madison, yard -- one colorful male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
on our backyard feeder, 7:00 AM.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
11/25/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 CACKLING GOOSE.

 From Ray Belding:
11/25/14 - Colebrook, Colebrook River Lake -- 8 Snow Buntings.

 From Paul Desjardins:
11/25/14 - South Windsor, Station 43, Newberry Rd section -- Winter
Wren.

 From Bill Banks:
11/25/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park, hawk watch -- 26 Purple
Finch, 2200 Pine Siskin.

 From Elaine Taylor:
11/25/14 - Bristol -- 11:40 AM; A single "Blue" Snow Goose Was feeding
at the pond's edge just across from West Bristol School.

 From Steve Spector:
11/25/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- flock of 90 Snow Buntings at
beginning of Francis Street Sandbar (being chased by male Northern
Harrer).

 From Larry Flynn:
11/25/14 - Norwalk, Seaview Ave, Millpond -- Eurasian Wigeon
continues.  I've seen it several times over the past few days.  This
is the same pond where Sean Murtha reported a EUWI  a few weeks ago,
the pond  is across the street from Overton's. I'd suspect that this
is the same bird that frequented this same pond last year until the
water froze over.

 From Dana Campbell:
11/24/14 - East Hartford, backyard -- 1 Fox Sparrow foraging under my
nyger feeders.  Haven't had one for years!

 From Patrick Comins:
11/24/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Two Evening
Grosbeaks flew over with a flock of Pine Siskins at Willard's Island
shortly after noon.
Middletown -- At least 35 Black Vultures flying over the baseball
field on Rt 66 in the afternoon.  (Not a single Turkey Vulture in the
flock.)

 From Frank Mantlik:
11/24/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- PEREGRINE FALCON.


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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
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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
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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
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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
birdbath this evening.


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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 Bobwhite¹s
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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