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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 From Gina Nichol with Steve Bird:
08/25/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- 5 to 7 PM; Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron.


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Subject: 08/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:41:11 -0400
 From Debbie McTigue with Paul Wolter, John Marshall, Mark Danforth:
08/24/14 - Guilford, Leete's marsh -- 7:40 AM; Wilson's Phalarope.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 From Don Morgan:
08/23/14 - Eagleville (Mansfield) -- evening; sproradic Common
Nighthawks totally 26.
Coventry, yard -- I  counted a total of 9 Common Nighthawks; they
circled the open lot across the street for about 5 minutes, hawking
insects. By then it was almost dark.


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Subject: 08/23/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:39:03 -0400
 From Patrick Comins with COA shorebird seminar:
08/23/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Red Knot, one "western" Willet,
White-winged Scoter, Peregrine Falcon, possible Western Sandpiper.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 From Maria Stockmal:
08/22/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Forster's Tern, Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 From Fran Zygmont:
08/10/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial museum -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
(night migrant).
Litchfield, Apple Hill -- Common Nighthawk.


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Subject: 08/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:58:15 -0400
 From Ted Gilman:
08/09/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- 6:25 PM; COMMON NIGHTHAWK
flying north, just east of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch lawn.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 From Chuck Imbergamo:
07/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- A check of the Cedar
Island platform paid off with great looks at a Black Skimmer!


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

 From Bev Propen:
07/02/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center -- 2 ORCHARD
ORIOLES; 1 immature male (black by chin & neck and yellow breast and
stomach) singing all morning in front of building and side.  Also a
female ORCHARD ORIOLE accompanying it occasionally.   2 YELLOW-CROWNED
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Subject: 07/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:40:30 -0400
 From Angela Dimmitt:
07/01/14 - herman/Wimisink Marsh from boardwalk -- AMERICAN BITTERN
fishing from tussock in open pond (water now low) around 6:08 AM.
Caught two very large fish and numerous pollywogs; 6:55 flew north
across marsh 150+/- yards; 7:08 returned and continued fishing. Also
Marsh Wrens.  Rt 39 N at Rt55.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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Subject: 06/26/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:13:21 -0400
 From Sean Murtha:
06/26/14 - Greenwich -- A short walk before work at the Pomerance
property paid off with at least four COMMON RAVENs, very vocal.  I
eventually found them perched on a dead tree right alongside the ruins
of Wyndygoul, the former home of influential writer/artist/naturalist
Ernest Thompson Seton.

 From Patrick Dugan:
06/26/14 - Stamford, Holly Pond, Weed Ave -- 1 adult Black Skimmer,
north end on mud flat.

 From Mark Danforth:
06/26/14 - New Hartford, Rt 44, Marandino's supermarket -- Cliff
Swallows and nests.  (Many nests occupied by House Sparrows.)

 From Paul Desjardins:
06/26/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- morning; Black Skimmer.


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Subject: 06/25/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:43:07 -0400
Note: Yes, the Daily CT report has returned, though a good bit later
than promised.  I hope everyone took the opportunity to follow the
reports on CTBirds.


 From Jason Rieger:
06/25/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- White-faced Ibis
continues. Seen now in marsh by start of Cedar Island Trail with 2
Glossy's. They're in close to the swallow nest boxes.  Also 3 Seaside
Sparrows.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
06/25/14 - Waterford --  1 Black Vulture resting along the shore with
a Turkey Vulture at the Mago Point public boat ramp.

 From Beverly Propen:
06/25/14 - Milford, Milford Point, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
-- adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-NERON, stalking & eating.


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Subject: 06/04/2014 & hiatus
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:51:20 -0400
IMPORTANT NOTE: This will be the last Daily Report for at least a
week.  Get your CT bird news in the complete form by reading CTBirds.

Archives:
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 From Paul Desjardins:
06/04/14 - Suffield, Suffield Wildlife Management Area -- Yellow
Billed Cuckoo, Brown Thrasher and Grasshopper Sparrow.

 From Frank Mantlik:
06/03/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's Store fields (including
taller-grass fields beyond fence) -- 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 4
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 3 Bobolinks, 2 Eastern Meadowlarks.
06/04/14 - Stratford, Stratford Point -- flock of 12 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS migrating sw past Point at 10 AM.
Stratford, Long Beach Blvd, McKinney Refuge -- 5 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES.
Milford, Milford Point -- 4 adult BLACK SKIMMERS continue on sandbars
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Subject: 06/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:32:40 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
06/03/14 - Bloomfield/Simsbury, Penwood State Park -- 1 HOODED WARBLER
(half-way between parking lot and picnic area).

 From Paul Carrier:
06/02/14 - Goshen, Goshen Street North -- 1 OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER to
the east of the road, and farther up on left by Beaver pond had
another OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER.
06/03/14 - Torrington, Ceader Swamp Rd,  Cedar Swamp Preserve -- 7:30
PM; YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHER just near the bridge west side.

 From Charlotte Weston,  Stacy Hanks & The Banding Crew:
06/03/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center -- Birds banded
included a Mourning Warbler,

 From John Weeks, Jim Watso:
06/03/14 - Suffield, Suffield WMA -- five singing male Grasshopper
Sparrows.  The available habitat is much larger than the area checked,
so there could be even more of them.  The State's grassland
restoration efforts at this site are beginning to show results.

 From Don Morgan:
06/03/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Barlow Mill -- 2 Acadian Flycatcher,
1 Alder Flycatcher, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2 Brown Creeper, 2 Winter
Wren, 6 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Nancy Morand:
06/03/14 - Durham yard -- Whip-Poor-Will calling.

 From Mike C Van Valen:
06/02/14 - Bridgeport -- Peregrine Falcon eating a bird on the I-95
bridge.


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Subject: 06/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:33:53 -0400
 From Frank Mantlik:
06/02/14 - Woodbridge, Beecher Rd, Community Gardens -- OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER seen well with scope briefly 6:20 AM, before an Eastern
Kingbird chased it off. Could not relocate it mid-morning. It was
perched in the high dead branches of the tall tree inside the fenced
American Chestnut Tree plot.
Milford, Milford Point -- 3 BLACK SKIMMERS resting on flats near jetty
along beach west of beach observation platform, 2 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS.

 From Lisa Wahle:
06/02/14 - Kent, N. Kent Rd, Housatonic WMA -- Yellow-breasted Chat
continues.

 From Mark Scott:
06/02/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- Mourning Warbler. This
bird was seen and heard as of 8:00 AM on the road to the summit. From
the main parking lot, go uphill toward the summit (the monument). At
some point you will see a marble pedestal on the left and a red gate
at the same location. The bird was moving around in the shrubbery
between the marble pedestal and the red gate. Note: although people
park at this spot, I believe it is not permitted. The best choice
might be to park at the summit and walk down.  (The Mourning Warbler
from yesterday, along the river path, was not relocated.)

 From Ernie Harris:
06/02/14 - Bolton Backyard -- AM; Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

 From Steve Spector:
06/02/14 - Milford, Fort Trumbull Beach -- 2 White-rumped Sandpipers
(in with a flock of 120 semipalmated).

 From Marcy Setter:
06/01/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- morning; we saw a
Yellow-billed Cuckoo at the end of Willards Island.


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Subject: 06/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:10:42 -0400
 From Nick Ferrauolo:
06/01/14 - Middlefield, Wadsworth Falls SP -- As of 2:15; 1 male
Olive-sided Flycatcher on the other side of the bridge high in a tree.

 From Judy Moore:
06/01/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- around 8 AM;
the Olive-sided Flycatcher was still in the same area as previously
described.

 From Dan Mercurio and Steve Spector:
06/01/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- Olive-sided
Flycatcher carries on.

 From John Marshall and Tina Green:
06/01/14 - Kent, N. Kent Rd, Housatonic WMA -- 8 AM (or earlier);
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CERULIAN WARBLER, take the path past the gate at
the end of the road, when the path open to a field there are a couple
of small hills covered with brush and small trees right in front of
you. The Chat was moving around on those little brushy hills past the
junk vehicle. 

 From Pam Holden:
06/01/14 - Colchester, Rt 149 (Westchester Rd), gravel pit between
Shailor Hill Rd & River Rd -- nesting Bank Swallows.

 From John Weeks, Chris Chinni:
06/01/14 - East Granby, Copper Hill Golf Course parking lot --
Black-billed Cuckoo.

 From Mark Scott:
06/01/14 - Hamden. New Haven -- Mourning Warbler as of 9:45 AM. The
bird was seen and heard along the river path, in low shrubbery next to
the first sharp left turn.  This makes four mournings for me in one
spring, a record.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp:
06/01/14 - Bethany -- great looks at a Mourning Warbler at Mendell's
Folly which is a section of the Bethany Land Trust.  It was right near
the beaver dam (well, was a beaver dam a number of years ago) and
singing almost constantly. between 8 and 9 Sunday morning.

 From Jacob Musser:
06/01/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- I had good looks at a Nelson's
Sparrow Sunday afternoon.  I flushed several (3-4) /Ammodramus /in
total from a fairly small area, although only got a good look at the
one Nelson's. At least one other bird was very gray, and may also have
been Nelson's. The birds were all clustered on the longest spit (the
southern one). If you walk out on the left side of this spit, look in
the wet grass/marsh at the edge of the water just past the 2nd Piping
Plover enclosure.  Also 2 Yellow-crowned Night Herons.

 From Mike and Wanda Moccio:
06/01/14 - Easton, Trout Valley Nature Preserve -- 1:30 to 4:30 PM; 4
Acadian Flycatchers. 1 on a nest; 2 -3 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 1 Hooded
Warbler.

 From Dan Cimbaro:
06/01/14 -  Clinton,  Clinton Town Beach -- 4 Boat-tailed Grackles -
all males - in the area immediately south of the parking lot.  The
birds were moving back and forth between the beach, the adjoining
spartina grass, and a stand of trees.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger with Debby Ethridge and First Sunday Bird
Walk group:
06/01/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
in woods southeast of Founder's Rock.

 From Cindi Kobak:
06/01/14 - North Guilford yard -- YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO heard every day
for past week.

 From Don Morgan:
06/01/14 - Ashford, Boston Hollow area -- 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM;
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Black-billed  Cuckoo 1, Acadian Flycatcher 1,
Winter Wren 3, Blackburnian Warbler 4, Purple Finch 2, 

 From Robert Dixon:
06/01/14 - Sterling yard -- BLACK VULTURE, PURPLE FINCH (1m),
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, COMMON RAVEN.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
06/01/14 - Salisbury, from Lion's Head to Bear Mountain -- 2 Black
Vultures, 15+ Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers including a pair by a nest
above the parking lot, 2 Common Ravens, a few Bobolink.
Winsted -- singing Alder Flycatcher.  Also  2 Black-billed Cuckoos in
the Lion's Head area .

 From Arthur Shippee and Mary Porterfield:
06/01/14 - Hamden, Upper Lake Whitney -- Orchard Oriole (M singing),
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Subject: 05/31/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 22:20:52 -0400
 From Jackson Childs:
05/31/14 - Chaplin, Pumpkin Hill Road -- While looking for Cerulean
warblers today (saw a couple). I was on the trail at the second green
gate going north. I had a brief but unmistakable look at a
Yellow-throated warbler. Gray back, bold black face marking with white
line above and behind, yellow throat. No doubt about it. I was so
stunned I was unable to take a picture fast enough. I was not able to
re-locate and I didn't hear it sing. Presumably a very late vagrant?
This was about a hundred yards from the road. 

 From Joseph Cala:
05/31/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- 7:30 AM;
Olive-soded Flycatcher present.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/31/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- My sister
Lauren and I had the Olive-sided Flycatcher northwest of the chestnut
trees on top of a dead tree as of 10:15. Also had a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo flyover near the garden plots.

 From Ernie Harris:
05/31/14 - Bolton Backyard -- 6-7 AM; Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

 From Dan Rottino:
05/31/14 - Kent, Housatonic River WMA -- 3:00 PM; A skulky
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT seen well from the path.  


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Subject: 05/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 23:18:29 -0400
 From Russ Smiley:
05/30/14 - Woodbridge, Beecher St, Woodbridge Community Gardens --
Mourning warbler continues at 8:20 AM Friday.

 From Bill Banks with Ed Sadowski:
05/30/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- Mourning
warbler continues north of Chris' garden.
(Note: That would be Chris Loscalzo's plot, which appears to be an
orchard.  I don't know that there are many plots like it.)

 From Judy Moore:
05/30/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- around 9-9:20
AM, I watched an Olive-sided Flycatcher preening and hunting in a tall
dead tree on the west side of the north half of the walking trail.

 From John Oshlick:
05/30/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- around 2:30 PM;
Olive-sided Flycatcher pointed out to me by Judy Moore.

 From Roy Harvey, Dan Rottino, Jake Musser:
05/30/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- 5:50 PM;
Olive-sided Flycatcher right in the area Judy Moore pointed me too.
Spotted by Dan, nice scope views helped confirm ID.

 From Tina Green:
05/30/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- adult male Blue Grosbeak in
private area of the park.
Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary -- male Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Jerry Struzik:
05/30/14 - Stratford, Great Marsh -- 8 AM; 4 Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons.

 From Arthur Shippee:
05/30/14 - Hamden, Upper Lake Whitney -- 4 Black Vultures, Orchard
Oriole (M singing).

 From Bev Propen:
05/30/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon coastal center -- 2-2:30 PM; 9
Yellow-crowned Night-Herons; 4 on marsh side, & 5 on marsh at Milford
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Subject: 05/29/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 23:34:37 -0400
 From Angela Dimmitt:
05/29/14 - New Milford yard -- Black-billed Cuckoo.

 From Aidan Kiley:
05/29/14 - Fairfield, 58 Steiner St -- 1 Common Raven sitting on top
of the roof.

 From Jim Pfeifer:
05/29/14 - Watertown -- I took a 20 minute walk this morning around
9:30 (5/29/14) down a CL&P Easement (Frost Bridge Easement I think)
which crosses Park Road.  Very birdy, including a very, very
cooperative Lifer Hooded Warbler.  I've been looking for one in CT for
years, and have always failed (heard but never seen) - had the bird
for 2-3 minutes singing and foraging on right side of the easement
looking north, about 1,000 feet north of Park Road.  Also had eight
other warbler species.

 From  Mark Scott:
05/29/14 - Hamden, Farmington Canal Trail -- Mourning Warbler
seen/heard as of 10:30 AM near mile 3.9 of the canal trail. To get to
this spot would require a walk or bicycle ride of close to a mile from
the nearest parking area. Directions: find the "T" intersection of
Whitney Avenue and Sherman Avenue in Hamden. Take Sherman Avenue for
about a mile until you see a public parking lot on the left. It may be
marked for canal trail use. Park there; you will see the trail
adjacent to the lot. With your back to Sherman Avenue, follow the
trail to the right, which is south and in the direction of New Haven.
(Left is north and in the direction of Cheshire.) The trail curves to
the left and descends, then straightens out again. Look for a
fenced-off field to the left and a green metal bench to the right; and
also, the number "3.9" in blue paint on the canal pavement (it is
rather faded). Close to these landmarks the field ends and  the woods
begin. There is also a sign here indicating that the field is
under video surveillance. The bird was found low in the greenery at
this field/woods edge. It was singing intermittently.

 From John Marshall and Andy Stack:
05/29/14 - Shelton, Shelton Rec Path, Lane Street section -- 2
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO early morning heard at the same time (jm),
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO noon time heard and seen by Andy later heard by
John.   All along the field southeast of the foot bridge.

 From Judy Moore:
05/29/14 - Woodbridge, Woodbridge Community Gardens -- I had a
five-minute look at a Mourning Warbler Thursday morning.  It was
working its way through the bushes at the north side of the far
gardens (below Chris's apple orchard) and sang a few times.  What a
beauty!

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/29/14 - Kent, Schaghticoke Road -- pair of Hooded Warblers.

 From Paul Wolter:
05/29/14 - Branford, Branford Dump -- evening; an Olive-sided
Flycatcher in bare tree in a clearing. Not on the highest point, that
was taken by a Hummingbird.

 From Frank Mantlik:
05/29/14 - Stratford, Long Beach/Long Beach West -- WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER, Peregrine Falcon, 3 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES.

 From Don Morgan:
05/29/14 - Windham, Boston Hollow/Barlow Mill -- 1 Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, 1 Acadian Flycatcher, 2 Common Raven, 5 Blackburnian Warbler,
2 Purple Finch.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/29/14 - Naugatuck, Miller Drive --  Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling
near the end of the street.

 From Ted Gilman:
05/29/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- ORCHARD ORIOLE male continues
to sing regularly in area between nature center and orchard.

 From Chris Elphick:
05/27/14 - Stonington, Barn Island WMA -- one of the students in my
lab (Emma Shelly) saw a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Barn Island, a
little unusual so far east.
(There's a photo on a new blog we've created to describe the ongoing
research on tidal marsh birds that my group and colleagues at several
other universities are doing.  The blog is here - scroll down a few
posts for the heron pic: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.net/?page_id=1330)


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Subject: 05/28/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 00:25:33 -0400
Note: Another late, cummulative, report.


 From Glenn and Beth Williams:
05/28/14 - Mystic yard -- Eastern Whip-poor-will singing at dawn.

 From Scott Besade:
05/28/14 - New London -- 100+ Common Eider off Peqout Ave near New
London Light, nice sized raft close to shore.

 From Charlotte Weston and banding crew via Stephen Spector:
05/27/14 - Milford, Milford Point Coastal Center --  Mourning Warbler
(male).

 From John Oshlick:
05/27/14 - Bethany, Lake Bethany, ravine to the south -- singing
Acadian Flycatcher.

 From Brian O'Toole:
05/27/14 - Bridgeport,  Beardsley Park and Zoo -- One ALDER FLYCATCHER
singing.

 From Roy Harvey:
05/27/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest -- MOURNING WARBLER,
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER.

 From Judy Richardson:
05/27/14 - Fairfield, CT Audubon Birdcraft Sanctuary -- Swainson's
Thrush. Wilson's Warbler.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- a male Bobolink feeding
on the ground near the beginning of the Cedar Island trail; odd date
and location.

 From Stefan Martin with Mike Warner:
05/27/14 - Stratford,  Railroad Tracks -- A Least Bittern observed
hunting the edge of the drainage canal.

 From Larry Havey:
05/27/14 - Norwalk, Longshore Road -- Common Raven headed south
towards Manressa Island area.  Landed just south of Longshore out of
view but was very vocal for at least an hour in this location.

 From Robert Hutton:
05/27/14 - East Haven, east end of Cosey Beach Avenue -- Black
Skimmers continue.

 From Bill Asteriades:
05/26/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- DUNLIN.
East Hartford, Pond by Cabelas -- 2 DUNLIN and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
continue.

 From Mike Warner:
05/26/14 - Wilton, River Road, Schenks Island Park, across from
Stop&Shop supermarket -- Mourning Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher.

 From Alex Burdo and James Purcell:
05/26/14 - Easton, Trout Brook Valley Preserve -- 3 BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOO, 1 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 3 ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 1 SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, 
5/25 - Easton, Trout Brook Valley Preserve -- 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO,
2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 3 WINTER WREN, 1 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.

 From Kevin Burgio:
05/26/14 - Hamden Yard -- 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS seen/heard.

 From Susanne Shrader:
05/26/14 - West Hartford yard (on Avon Mountain) -- YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
05/26/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Two Black Terns were fly-bys at
about 9:20 AM. They crossed over the western end of the plover nesting
spit and turned back towards the Housatonic River. I lost sight of
them after that and they did not reappear. Also present were 7 Black
Skimmers and 7 Red Knot. One Red Knot had a plastic flag band on its
upper leg, but I could not get the color or code due to back-lighting
and distance.

 From John Marshall:
05/26/14 - Madison, Circle Beach Boat Ramp Road -- NELSON'S SPARROW, 4
SALTMARSH SPARROW, 2 SEASIDE SPARROW.

 From James Purcell:
05/26/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- Black Tern one jetty to the
west of the reef.

 From John Marshall:
05/26/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- Two Black Terns on the flats
before the jetty.

 From Dan Rottino & Family:
05/26/14 - Fairfield, Penfield Reef -- Ditto for the two breeding
plumage Black Terns.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/26/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- audio Yellow Billed Cuckoo and
Common Nighthawk.
Granby, Mclean Refuge -- Olive Sided Flycatcher, my second in two
days.

 From Mark Scott:
05/26/14 - Marginal Drive, West Haven -- Tennessee Warbler.
Hamden, New Haven -- Black-billed Cuckoo (pointed out by John Oshlick
on Giant Steps), Yellow-billed Cuckoo heard on Farnam Drive.
Hamden, dgerton Park -- Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Carolyn Cimino:
05/26/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 1 Little Blue Heron, 2
Brown Thrashers together behind the outdoor restroom near Willard's
Island.

 From Sara Zagorski:
05/25/14 - South Windsor, Station 43 -- heard one Least Bittern
calling on right side of marsh, seen briefly in flight. Tall boots and
lots of mosquito juice needed to venture into the marsh.

 From Tina Green:
05/25/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- Red Knot on the sand spit, took
off heading west and for the marsh.  White-rumped Sandpiper, 4 Black
Skimmers.

 From Paul Wolter:
05/25/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Surprised by a late pair of
Northern Shoveler on arrival and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo flushed as I
was leaving from the small trees by the trail entrance from the
parking lot. 

 From Tammy Eustis:
05/25/14 - Chester -- Two yellow-billed cuckoos clacking in the woods,
just in time to eat the caterpillars.

 From Kevin Burgio:
05/25/14 - Hamden backyard -- 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/25/14 - East Hartford, Cabelas Pond -- In addition to the 2 DUNLIN,
there was a single WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

 From Charlie Barnard Jr:
05/25/14 - Shelton, Lane Street, Shelton Open Space Area --
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Mourning Warbler and Lincoln's Sparrow.  After
entering onto Lane Street, the entrance is about 75 yards down the
road on your right.

 From John and Anders Ogren:
05/25/14 - Old Saybrook backyard -- at least 1 Blackburnian in the
yard for the last couple of days.  In the marsh in front of the house
were an adult and an im. LITTLE BLUE HERON, and at least 4 SALT-MARSH
SPARROWS.

 From Mark Aronson:
05/25/14 - New Haven, East Rock, top of the Rock -- a couple whose
names I did not get reported a Blue Grosbeak in a tree near the
monument at the top of the rock.

 From Jerry Connolly:
05/25/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, next to Monument -- 10:30 AM;
BLUE GROSBEAK first spring male seen with Jean and Bruce Webber, and
Mark Aronson.  A couple from Montville (sorry forgot their names)
found a PAIR of the grosbeaks and alerted us to them.  We could only
locate the male.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
05/25/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, in trees next to monument at top
of park -- around noon; male Blue Grosbeak, molting into male plumage;
blue face, rufous nape, one bright rufous wing bar, the other faint,
light belly, rufous breast, some blue spots scattered on underparts,
lower mandible silver/gray.  First discovered, we believe, this AM by
Jerry Connolly.

 From Jake Musser:
05/25/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 1st year male Blue Grosbeak
continues at 7 PM near monument at top.  The bird was seen in thicket
and trees immediately north of the monument.

 From Paul Wolter:
05/25/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 4 Black Skimmers roosting on the
sand bars at low tide.

 From Chuck Imbergamo with son Nate and John Gondek:
05/25/14 - Lyme, Hartman Park -- Cerulean Warbler.  Just before
leaving, in the parking area we got good looks at a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo after hearing others all morning.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
05/25/14 - East Haven/Branford border, mouth of the Farm River -- 10
BLACK SKIMMERS roosting on a rock and 3 PURPLE SANDPIPERS feeding on
the rocks. Seen by kayak.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/25/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Purple Sandpipers at
Meigs Point.
Enfield, Somers or maybe Stafford, Shenipsit State Forest -- Olive
Sided Flycatcher.


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Subject: 05/24/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 22:37:47 -0400
Note: A lot of catching up.


 From Bill Asteriades:
05/24/14 - South Glastonbury, Still Hill Cemetery near Cotton Hollow
Preserve -- MISSISSIPPI KITE seen flying low from the cemetery over
Route 17 heading southwest at 5:05 PM. This is the second sighting in
the area in the past few days, Denise Jernigan saw one fly over her
residence, and the third in the past month.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/24/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Meadows -- 2 SNOWY EGRET.

 From Dan Rottino and John Marshall:
05/24/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- MOURNING WARBLER. up the hill
towards Giant Steps from the red gate by the stone bridge, heard and
then well seen

 From Tina Green:
05/24/14 - Norwalk, Canfield Creek Marsh -- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,
Saltmarsh Sparrow, male Boat-tailed Grackle seen and heard.

 From Mark Danforth:
05/24/14 - Tolland, Private land -- 3 HOODED WARBLERS, seen and heard.
3 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, seen and heard.

 From Dave Winston on a walk with Patrick Dugan:
05/24/14 - Stamford, Cove Sanctuary -- Wilson's Warbler, singing Alder
Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

 From Nick Ferrauolo:
05/24/14 - Storrs, Uconn farm fields -- Went for a walk around Horse
Barn Hill Road, a great turnout, 30+ Bobolink, 4 Grasshopper Sparrows.

 From Mark Scott:
05/24/14 - Hamden, Farmington Canal Trail-- Blackburnian Warbler was
noteable.
New Haven, yard -- birds included Swainson's Thrush (singing),
Wilson's Warbler and Blackburnian warbler.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/24/14 - ?????, Meshomasic -- Acadain Flycatcher, Acadian Fly at big
white pine stand near yellow gate where N Mulford Rd curves to the
east.

 From Julian Hough with Sunrise Birding walk:
05/24/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, Giant Steps area -- 7:45 to
10:00 AM; Black Vulture 3, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1, Swainson's
Thrush 1, Tennessee Warbler 2 (h), Blackburnian Warbler 2.

 From Chris Loscalzo and Marianne Vahey:
05/24/14 - Westbrook, on the Menunketesuck Flats -- at low tide
(between 1:30 and 2:30 PM); four RED KNOTS (three in full breeding
plumage). Flyby Little Blue Heron noted (going to and from Duck
Island).

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/24/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- 3 Purple
Sandpipers on the breakwater at Meigs Point, American Pipit on the
beach near the beginning of the moraine trail. Also 3 Saltmarsh
Sparrows.

 From Brendan Murtha:
05/24/14 - Weston/Easton, Trout Brook Valley Preserve -- HOODED
WARBLER, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, WINTER WREN.

 From Alex Burdo and Jim Orrico:
05/24/14 - Kent, River Road -- 6 singing male CERULEAN WARBLERS spread
out along the length of the road, 3 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.
Kent, Macedonia Road Bridge -- 3 CLIFF SWALLOW.

 From Steve Mayo:
05/24/14 - Bethany/Hamden border, Quinnipiac (Blue) Trail off Brooks
Road -- evening; Swainson'sThrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Bill Batsford and others:
05/23/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- pair adult BLACK SKIMMERS, Imm
BONAPARTES GULL.

 From John Oshlick:
05/23/14 - New Haven/Hamden, East Rock Park -- a singing Hooded
Warbler on Trowbridge.  I also had 4 Blackburnian Warblers, Wilson's
Warbler.

 From Mark Scott:
05/23/14 - West Haven, Marginal Drive -- Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Mark Scott:
05/23/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- Giant Steps held
several Blackburnian Warblers, a Tennessee Warbler and a Brown
Thrasher.

 From Tina Green:
05/23/14 - Westport, Grays Creek from a boat with AJ & Sue Hand --
Blackburnian Warbler, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

 From Ken Elkins and Patrick Comins:
05/23/14 - Southbury,  Bent of the River -- 16 species of warbler
including 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (possibly on
territory), and 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.

 From John Marshall:
05/23/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, on the
mud on the Sound side opposite the platform.

 From John Oshlick:
05/23/14 - Bethany, Spykman Preserve (borders Lake Chamberlain) -- 1
Black-billed Cuckoo.  I also had two unidentified cuckoos fly across
my path at Lake Chamberlain (they were likely Yellow-billed). I have
heard that Cuckoos are later migrants so don't give up looking for
them.
Woodbridge, Unpaved section of Sperry Rd (near the abandoned house) --
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling. Heard while walking dogs. It is a good
day when you get both Cuckoos

 From Carolyn Cimino with Maggie Peretto:
05/23/14 - Lyme (?), Gungy Rd -- 1 Cerulean Warbler.
Hartman Park -- 3 or 4 Cerulean Warblers, very high up and very
colorless due to the gray light.

 From Steve Spector:
05/23/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP -- 4:00 PM; male Mourning Warbler
in willow thicket off of gravel service path running btw boardwalk and
old SS Road; path on east side on pond formed by Nettleton Creek. (old
Nettleton Rd the border btw SSSP and Walnut Beach).

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/23/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- Bobolink singing between
the two ponds. Also a Blue-winged Warbler giving a mixed
Blue-winged/Golden-winged song.

 From Mike DiGiorgio:
05/23/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Willard's Island
was alive with birds! The species include Bay-breasted Warbler,
Blackburnian Warbler, Wilson's Warbler. 15 species in all!

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/22/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

 From Patrick Comins and Ken Elkins:
05/22/14 - Southbury, wetland adjacent to soccer field across from
Bent -- Alder Flycatcher, Black-billed Cuckoo.

 From Olaf Soltau:
05/22/14 - New Preston, Macricostas Preserve -- 2 Black-billed Cuckoos
calling, then one chasing the other through row of trees that
separates wet meadow near parking lot from agricultural field.

 From Gina Nichol:
05/22/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Sunrise Birding Walk
produced two Seaside Sparrows well seen near marsh pond at Meig's
Point and one Eastern Meadowlark in Meig's Point parking lot, Little
Blue Heron in the marsh.

 From Mark Scott:
05/22/14 - New Haven, yard -- Swainson's Thrush, Mourning warbler.

 From Glenn Williams:
05/22/14 -  East Lyme, Nehantic State Forest -- two ACADIAN
FLYCATCHERS.
Lyme, Hartman Park -- 5+ CERULEAN WARBLERS, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

 From Paul Smith:
05/22/14 - New Haven -- Red-necked Grebe near the mouth of the
Quinnipiac River, at the Quinnipiac River Park in Fair Haven, 2 blocks
south of the Grand Avenue Bridge.

 From Tina Green:
05/22/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Nelson's Sparrow at edge of
marsh behind the model airplane field. I flushed the bird while
walking the edge and it popped up and landed atop a piece of driftwood
out in the open and allowing for excellent views.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Denise Jernigan:
05/22/14 - Salem,  Rt 82 area -- 1 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (heard),
CERULEAN WARBLER.
East Lyme portion, Nehantic State Forest -- 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS
seen together, 1 SWAINSON'S THRUSH.

 From Zellene Sandler:
05/22/14 - Simsbury Town Forest Park -- probable Olive-Sided
Flycatcher. (I am never 100% sure on flycatchers if they are not
singing, but this one was sitting upright and had the dark "vest." )

 From Andy Griswold:
05/22/14 - Lyme and Salem, which included Nehantic State Forest,
Hartman Park, Devil’s Hopyard State Park, and roads between -- ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER calling at six different locations. CERULEAN WARBLER
singing at five locations.


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Subject: 05/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 23:08:46 -0400
 From Mark Scott:
05/21/14 - New Haven, Edgewood Park -- Mourning Warbler.  Find the
intersection of Whalley Avenue and Fitch Street; look for a red gate
on the south (park) side of Whalley; the gate was was open this
morning (it isn't always). Enter the park there. Immediately on the
right there is a footbridge with iron railings which spans a small
stream. The bird was seen and heard in the Japanese knotweed on both
sides of the footbridge as late as 6:30 a. m. It was singing
persistently. There are parking spaces beyond this point.

 From Sara Zagorski, with Mark Scott, Ed Sadowski, and Richard Payne:
05/21/14 - New Haven, Edgewood Park -- The Mourning Warbler still
giving good looks along the river to the left of the bridge at 8 AM.

 From John Oshlick:
05/21/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, Giant Steps -- 1 Cape May
Warbler, 1 Bay Breasted Warbler, 2 Blackburnian Warbler, 2 Tennessee
Warbler.
New Haven, Edgewood Park -- with Larry Bausher; Mourning Warbler
continues, silent.

 From Tina Green:
05/21/14 - New Haven, Edgewood Park -- 4:50 PM; Mourning Warbler still
here but only had brief looks and it disappeared into the knotweed.
Have not been able to relocate it again.

 From Mark Scott:
05/21/14 - New Haven, Hamden, East Rock Park -- Black-billed Cuckoo
(Trowbridge Drive), 14 warbler species including Wilson's Warbler
(river path) and Tennessee Warbler (at least two, Trowbridge Drive and
Giant Steps).

 From John Marshall:
05/21/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck SF, Spruce Brook Rd -- 2 ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER, above the power-lines and rifle range.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/21/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- audio Virginia Rail and an Alder
Flycatcher.

 From Carolyn Cimino with Kathy Van der Aue and Tina Green:
05/21/14 - Lyme, Gungy Rd Powercut -- 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 9
species of warbler including 1 CERULEAN WARBLER.

 From Jack Swatt:
05/21/14 - Southington, Mount Vernon Rd Powerline cut (south of Lake
Compounce) -- 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL, distant but audible.
Southington, Whitman Rd -- 2 WHIP-POOR-WILL.

 From Donna Caporaso:
05/21/14 - Stratford, Greenway -- Today was the 3rd day I saw 2 pairs
(males in breeding plumage) of Bobolinks in the large overgrown grassy
area of the Greenway on Beacon Pt Road.

 From Bill Asteriades:
05/21/14 - Hartford, Roof of Goodwin Hotel on Asylum Street -- 4
COMMON RAVENS displaying.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding group:
05/21/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 3
Orchard Orioles.

 From Frank Mantlik:
05/21/14 - Stratford, Short Beach -- White-winged Scoter.
McKinney Refuge (Long Beach Blvd) -- Wilson's Warbler.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/21/14 - Canton, Yard -- 1 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

 From Rebecca Schwart:
05/21/14 - Collinsville -- Three nighthawks feeding high above the
Farmington River tonight.
Burlington, yard -- Swainson's Thrush singing.

 From Marge Smith:
05/21/14 - Kent -- An American Woodcock has been seen and heard along
the path in the Cobble Preserve for the past several evenings.

 From Cindi Kobak:
05/21/14 - North Guilford yard -- YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.


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Subject: 05/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 23:14:59 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/20/14 - Bloomfield, Reservoir #2 Recreation Area (behind Seabury
Assisted Living) -- 1 ALDER FLYCATCHER, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 2 EASTERN
MEADOWLARK.
Canton, Canton Yard -- 1 MOURNING WARBLER.

 From Ernie Harris:
05/20/14 - Bolton Backyard -- 6 to 7 AM; seven warblers including
Bay-Breasted Warbler.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
05/20/14 - New Milford yard -- MOURNING WARBLER (very loud and
strident).

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/20/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's -- Upland Sandpiper in flight.
Nearly missed it!

 From Phil Asprelli:
05/20/14 - Kent, by Kent School -- Cliff Swallows flying along river
under bridge.

 From Mark Scott:
05/20/14 - West Haven, Marginal Drive -- 2 Solitary Sandpipers,
Wilson's Warbler.
Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- with report from Ed Sadowski; 17
warbler species including Bay-breasted Warbler (base of road to Giant
Steps), Tennessee Warbler (3, Trowbridge Drive), Blackburnian Warbler
(Giant Steps), and Wilson's Warbler (2, river path).
Hamden, West Rock Ridge State Park -- Tennessee Warbler.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/20/14 - Canton, Roaring Brook Nature Center -- 1 ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER.

 From Rebecca Schwartz:
05/20/14 - Collinsville, Farmington River -- American Bittern, Cliff
Swallows (It appears that their nests on the sewage treatment plant
have been completed.)

 From Ted Gilman:
05/20/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- ORCHARD ORIOLE singing behind
Kimberlin Education Center.

 From  Dean Killelea:
05/19/14 - Windsor Locks, Bradley airport -- Golden Eagle
approximately 500ft directly overhead circling.


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Subject: 05/19/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 23:21:32 -0400
 From Patrick Comins:
05/19/14 - Meriden, neighborhood -- AM; n a quick listen I heard
Tennessee Warbler and either a Bay-breasted Warbler or Cape May
Warbler.

 From Nick Bonomo:
05/19/14 - Waterford, Harkness SP --  a nice orange-billed first
spring male KING EIDER with a flock of about 20 Common Eider off the
point, scope required.  (The eider flocks here move around a lot and
spend some time around the mouth of the Thames River too for anyone
who can't find it here.)

 From Tina Green:
05/19/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Clay-colored
Sparrow near the small "authorized vehicle parking" area just after
gate houses,doing it's distinctive buzzing songs. First time I have
seen and heard them at this time if year in CT. Have  seen and heard
them at the Cape in early July.

 From John Marshall:
05/19/14 - Shelton, Leavenworth Road, Nicholdale Farm -- 2 SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, in the woods, by the stream, near Leavenworth Road.

 From Mark Scott:
05/19/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- 17 warbler species
including Tennessee Warbler (river path and Giant Steps), Blackburnian
Warbler (river path) and Wilson's Warbler (2, river path).

 From Bill Asteriades:
05/19/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- Grasshopper Sparrow seen
at the T feeding on the side of the road.

 From Dan Rottino:
05/19/14 - Waterford, Harkness Memorial SP -- 4:05 to 6:00 PM;  5
BLACK SCOTER (1M with bright orange on bill, 4F). 46 COMMON EIDER.

 From Michael DiGiorgio:
05/19/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- A nice male Bay-breasted
Warbler was seen on Willard's Island around 8:30 AM. The warbler was
on the right hand trail in the cedars.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
05/19/14 - Milford, Trumbull Ave -- 9 Bonaparte's Gulls.

 From Kevin Finnan:
05/18/14 - Kent, Carter Road -- Brewster's Warbler (a hybrid).  This
individual, which most closely resembles a female Blue-winged Warbler,
was singing "on territory" on the north side of the road, immediately
east of the bridge over Kent Falls Brook. This has been a good
location for Acadian Flycatcher, which was not there--or, not yet.

 From BK Stafford:
05/18/14 - Washington, Macricostas Preserve of the Steep Rock
Association -- Solitary Sandpiper in the marsh below the viewing
platform.

 From Meredith Sampson w/ Stefan Martin & "First Sundays" group
05/18/14 - Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- BROWN THRASHER food
gathering, PHILADELPHIA VIREO in Seaside Garden.

 From Bruce Stevenson:
05/18/14 - Kent, River Road -- One PHILADELPHIA VIREO singing
vigorously along two-track trail that goes uphill from the parking
area at the end of the road.

 From Ralph Amodei:
05/18/14 - Montville, Route 395 -- While traveling north, 2 Black
Vultures flying above.


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Subject: 05/18/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 22:42:28 -0400
 From Phil Rusch, Glenn Williams and Lisa Wahle:
05/18/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Parl -- 8:10 AM; White-faced
Ibis in the restoration area marsh.

 From Patrick Comins with Hartford Audubon group:
05/18/14 - Madison, Neck Road/Circle Beach Ave, State Boat Launch --
Nelson's Sparrow sang, did display flight and perched up briefly. Also
a second cycle Glaucous Gull.
Guilford, corner of Sachem Head and Rt 146 -- a dead Least Bittern.

 From Nick Ferrauolo:
05/18/14 - Wallingford, a pond on Cheshire Rd -- one male ORCHARD
ORIOLE eating fruits from a tree.

 From Mark Scott:
05/18/14 - Hamden, West Rock Ridge State Park -- Philadelphia Vireo on
ascent to Baldwin Drive; Yellow-billed Cuckoo on spur road to Judges'
Cave. Note: this park is not accessible by motor vehicle. It can be
walked or biked.
Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- 21 warbler species, including
Tennessee Warbler (several in Giant Steps area), Bay-breasted Warbler
(1 in same area), Blackburnian Warbler and Wilson's Warbler (1 along
the river path). As of mid-morning there were no observations of Cape
May Warbler.
New Haven, yard -- Bay-breasted Warbler.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
05/18/14 - Riverside, Riverside Lane near Mary Lane -- 1 Common
Nighthawk at 8 PM.

 From Robert Dixon:
05/18/14 - Sterling yard -- 75 species (new record). Highlights
include EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, BLACK VULTURE (2), PURPLE FINCH (1m),
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.

 From Brian Kleinman with seven HAS members:
05/18/14 - Simsbury/Bloomfield, Penwood State Park --  3 BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLERS, HOODED WARBLER (heard).  A very cooperative SWAINSON¹s
THURSH allowed phenomenal views and a keen eyed birder spotted a BLACK
VULTURE flying high over the ridge.

 From Alex Burdo and James Purcell:
05/17/14 - Fairfield, Townwide Big Day -- We recorded 127 species,
crushing the previous record of 118. The highlight of the day was a
KENTUCKY WARBLER at Grace Richardson Open Space, one of 23 species of
warbler observed on the day that also included TENNESSEE WARBLER,
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER. Other
highlights included YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, SOLITARY SANDPIPER,
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, ALDER FLYCATCHER, CLIFF SWALLOW, MARSH WREN,
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER.

 From Jonah Cohen:
05/17/14 - Lyme, Nehantic State Forest & Hartman Park -- 11 warbler
species including Cerulean Warler on trip led by Paul Wolter.
West Haven, Sandy Point -- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron hanging out in
the marsh near the parking lot.


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Subject: 05/17/2014 Red-necked Phalarope, Phillies
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 23:15:53 -0400
 From Dennis Riordan with Nina Levenduski, Carl Harvey, followed by
Patrick Comins, Ken Elkins, Dan Rottino & Family, Paul Wolter, Jason
Rieger, John Marshall, Jake Musser:
05/17/14 - Guilford, Leete's Island marsh -- Red-necked Phalarope in
the marsh on the left side of the road.  Times ranged from 3:25 PM to
7:40 PM.
Shell beach marsh is located at the intersection of CT-146 (aka
Leete's Island Rd) and Shell Beach Rd (this is west of downtown
Guilford). When you arrive at this intersection turn onto Shell Beach
Rd. You will see the marsh immediately on your left. The bird was
swimming in the marsh fairly close to Shell Beach Rd.

 From Ken Elkins:
05/17/14 - Southbury, East Flat Hill Road near entrance to Bent of the
River -- 5:39 AM(!); 1 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.
Madison, West Wharf Road -- Flocks of White-winged Scoter and at least
1 Northern Gannet (as well as flocks of Long-tailed DUCK, Surf
Scoter).

 From Alex Burdo and James Purcell via Charlie Barnard Jr:
05/17/14 - Fairfield, Grace Richardson Open Space Area -- singing
Kentucky Warbler.   The main entrance to Grace Richardson is at the
corner of Congress Street and Morehouse Highway.  Enter path and go
straight past a small dam and pond. Trail rises and turns to left. At
top, there is a small brushy field to the right side. Bird was in
brush along the trail.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/17/14 - Bethany, Lake Bethany Recreation Area (permit required) --
Philadelphia Vireo seen and heard.

 From Mark Szantyr:
05/17/14 - Hampton, Hampton Reservoir -- Another Philadelphia Vireo
heard first and then seen at the north end of the reservoir.  Also a
few Swainson's Thrushes and at least one Cape May Warbler.

 From Tina Green:
05/17/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River -- 2 Acadian Flycatcher,
Eastern Meadowlark.
Fairfield, Grace Richardson Conservation Area -- Alder Flycatcher.
Brett Woods Open Space -- Philadelphia Vireo, found earlier today by
AJ Hand.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/17/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL.

 From John Marshall:
05/17/14 - Litchfield, South Lake Street entrance to White Memorial's
Little Pond -- WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.
Kent Shaghticoke Road -- 6 HOODED WARBLER.
Southbury, Platt Park -- BAY-BREASTED WARBLER.

 From John Oshlick:
05/17/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, Giant Steps --  1 Cape May
Warbler, 1 Bay Breasted Warbler, 2 Blackburnian Warbler, 2
Tennessee Warbler.  The birds were farther up the road today.

 From Steve Mayo:
05/17/14 - Bethany, Old Bethany Airport -- Blackburnian Warbler at the
entrance to the white trail.

 From Jay Kaplan:
05/17/14 - Canton, Roaring Brook Nature Center -- A two hour bird walk
netted a half dozen empids including 2 Acadian Flycatchers; and lots
of warblers, the highlight being Mourning Warbler.

 From David and Matthew Lawton:
05/17/14 - Avon, Fisher Meadows Recreation Area -- BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO
(offering great looks while singing just above us near pumping station
north of reservoir), SWAINSON'S THRUSH and 14 warbler species.

 From John Himmelman:
05/17/14 - Killingworth yard -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

 From Phil Rusch and Glenn Williams:
05/17/14 - Lyme, Ely's Ferry Road -- female TENNESSEE WARBLER, COMMON
RAVEN.
Lyme, Nehantic State Forest -- male CAPE MAY WARBLER, SWAINSON'S
THRUSH.
Lyme, Hartman Park/Gungy Road -- CERULEAN WARBLER and five
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS (three seen under the powerlines and two near
the Salem border).
East Lyme, Nehantic State Forest -- 5+ CERULEAN WARBLERS.

 From Mark Scott:
05/17/14 - Hamden/New Haven -- with Ed Sadowski and Dori Sosensky, and
with reports from many observers; Philadelphia Vireo at beginning of
Trowbridge Drive, near the blocked-off traffic circle; also 20 warbler
species including Cape May Warbler (1), Tennessee Warbler (several),
Blackburnian Warbler (several), Bay-breasted Warbler (1), and Wilson's
Warbler (2).
New Haven, yard -- Swainson's Thrush, Bay-breasted Warbler and
Wilson's warbler.

 From Dan and Karen Mercurio:
05/17/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's -- 3 Upland Sandpiper, 2
Grasshopper Sparrow in fields.

 From  Greg Hanisek:
05/17/14 - Bridgeport, Seaside Park -- c 6:45 AM; adult Forster's Tern
feeding briefly with c 30 Least Terns along beach; also one flock of
65 westbound White-winged Scoters and a totally unexpected Marsh Wren
in a tiny (10' x 4') patch of cattails in a wet spot in margin between
the road to the boat launch and the beach parking lots.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/17/14 - East Haddam, Devil's Hopyard State Park --  4 Acadian
Flycatchers. Most I have seen in one day.

 From From Jim Bair and Ross Allen:
05/17/14 - Derby, Osbornedale SP, Kellogg Estate -- Pair of Orchard
Orioles between the two ponds across the street from the Osborne
Museum.

 From Tom Murray:
05/17/14 - Easton -- As reported the other day by Tina G Common
Nighthawks over Aspetuck Reservoir.  8 appeared at 7:50 PM. At 8:15 on
Center Rd, which cuts across Aspetuck Reservoir, heard Whip-poor-will
calling.

 From Robert Hutton:
05/17/14 - ?????, Cosey Beach Avenue -- 5 Black Skimmers.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/17/14 - Middlebury, Hop Brook Park -- 2 Swainson's Thrushes and 11
species of warbler.


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