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01 Aug 08/01/2014 American Avocet [Roy Harvey ]
31 Jul 07/31/2014 Am Avocet, Royal Tern [Roy Harvey ]
30 Jul 07/30/2014 Rufous Humm [Roy Harvey ]
30 Jul CT Report 07/30/2014 Rufous Humm [Roy Harvey ]
29 Jul 07/29/2014 Rufous Hum, WS Petrel [Roy Harvey ]
28 Jul 07/28/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
27 Jul 07/27/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
26 Jul 07/26/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
24 Jul 07/24/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
23 Jul 07/23/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
22 Jul 07/22/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
21 Jul 07/21/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
20 Jul 07/20/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
19 Jul 07/19//2014 [Roy Harvey ]
18 Jul 07/18/2014 Miss Kite [Roy Harvey ]
17 Jul 07/17/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
16 Jul 07/16/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
15 Jul 07/15/2014 Am Avocet [Roy Harvey ]
14 Jul Avocet, Miss Kite [Roy Harvey ]
12 Jul 07/12/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
11 Jul 07/11/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
11 Jul 07/10/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
09 Jul 07/09/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
08 Jul 07/08/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
07 Jul 07/07/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
06 Jul 07/06/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
05 Jul 07/05/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
04 Jul 07/04/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
03 Jul 07/03/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
02 Jul 07/02/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
01 Jul 07/01/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
30 Jun 06/30/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
29 Jun 06/29/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
28 Jun 06/28/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
26 Jun 06/26/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
25 Jun 06/25/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
04 Jun 06/04/2014 & hiatus [Roy Harvey ]
04 Jun 06/03/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
02 Jun 06/02/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
02 Jun 06/01/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
31 May 05/31/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
30 May 05/30/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
29 May 05/29/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
29 May 05/28/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
24 May 05/24/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
21 May 05/21/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
20 May 05/20/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
19 May 05/19/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
18 May 05/18/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
17 May 05/17/2014 Red-necked Phalarope, Phillies [Roy Harvey ]
16 May 05/16/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
15 May No Daily tonight [Roy Harvey ]
14 May 05/14/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
13 May 05/13/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
12 May 05/12/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
11 May 05/11/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
10 May 05/10/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
09 May 05/09/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
09 May CT Report 05/09/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
09 May 05/08/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
08 May 05/07/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
05 May 05/05/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
04 May 05/04/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
03 May 05/03/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
02 May 05/02/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
01 May 05/01/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
30 Apr 04/30/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
29 Apr 04/29/2014 MANX SHEARWATER [Roy Harvey ]
28 Apr 04/28/2014 Yellow-throated Warbler [Roy Harvey ]
27 Apr 04/27/2014 YH Blackbird, YT Warbler [Roy Harvey ]
27 Apr 04/26/2014 YH Blackbird, YT Warbler [Roy Harvey ]
25 Apr 04/25/2014 YH Blackbird, YT Warbler [Roy Harvey ]
24 Apr 04/24/2014 Yellow-headed Blackbird [Roy Harvey ]
24 Apr 04/23/2014 ST Kite, possible Pacific Loon [Roy Harvey ]
21 Apr 04/21/2014 [Roy Harvey ]
20 Apr 04/20/2014 [Roy Harvey ]

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
BITTERN along creek nearby.


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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
are looking out over the sound).


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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
all nearby gulls, pigeons, and crows.


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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
bus, I watched 5 Common Ravens move into the parking lot chasing away
all nearby gulls, pigeons, and crows.


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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
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.


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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
Sapsucker, 1 Brown Creeper, 


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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
Little Blue x Tricolored Heron.


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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
heading west just in front parking lot.


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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
SANDPIPER.


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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
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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.
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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
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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.

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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),
Whitney Ave bridge, again.



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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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Subject: 05/16/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 22:47:34 -0400
Note: This one is probably going to be incomplete, and rather more
error prone than usual.  Life is like that some times.


 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/16/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 probable ARCTIC TERN at
Batterson Pond at 7:20 AM, not relocated when I left at 7:40 AM. Could
be still in the area with the driving rain. It disappeared once the
rain let up.  My identification of this mornings tern was based on
field marks, structure and flight pattern. The underside of the wings
were completely pale with very narrow dark tips, the upper side was
uniformly gray. The tail seemed extremely long in relation to the rest
of the body, the bird appeared to be headless. The bird flew with
continuous deep, fast wing beats.

 From Kevin Finnan:
05/16/14 - Goshen, Woodridge Lake neighborhood -- Philadelphia Vireo,
which exhibited a fairly bright yellow throat & upper breast, dark
lore and, in contrast with a resident Red-eyed Vireo, a shorter,
stockier appearance. The two Vireos mixed it up briefly with the
resident RE prevailing.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/16/14 - Windsor Locks -- Finally saw my FOY Tennessee Warbler from
my yard but singing in neighbors yard across the street.  Good thing
the leaves were not fully out! This species is often hard to spot as
they tend to sing high up and not move around much. In fact, after I
returned home having gone over to the nearby town park to fatted up my
list he was still there about an hour later!

 From Mike Moccio:
05/16/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- 11 AM;
Swallow-tailed Kite.

 From Stefan Martin:
05/16/14 - Greenwich -- 1 PM; Just had a westbound flyby CASPIAN TERN
at the end of Indian Harbor.

 From John Marshall:
05/16/14 - Shelton, Leavenworth Road, Nicholdale Farm -- BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOO.  This is a Shelton Land Conservation Trust property and is now
an eBird hotspot with the name "Shelton - Nicholdale Farm", the bird
was by the lower stream crossing.

 From John Barriger:
05/16/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 2:00 PM; in spruce tree near
start of Giant Steps trail, (1) Cape May Warbler.

 From Mark Scott with Dori Sosensky and Ed Sadowski:
05/16/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- one male Cape May
warbler at the same spot where the species has been found on previous
days (red gate across the street from Rice baseball field); also,
Blackburnian Warbler, Tennessee Warbler and Swainson's Thrush. At
Trowbridge Drive, a flyover Peregrine Falcon and two vocal Common
Ravens.

 From Mark Scott:
05/16/14 - New Haven, Back yard -- Swainson's thrush (singing);
Tennessee warbler.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/15/14 - Meriden -- 7:15 AM; lots of warblers on my street (Fairfax
Ave) again, including a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER!!!! Plus Cape May
Warbler and Bay-breasted Warbler.

 From Tina Green:
05/15/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Least Bittern flushed from
the "ditch area" near the bridge (my first for the park and my patch).
Also Marsh Wrens, Saltmarsh Sparrow.

 From Bev Propen:
05/15/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- Cape May Warbler; about 3, 2
males & 1 female.

 From Frank Mantlik:
05/15/14 - Stratford/Bridgeport, Long Beach/Long Beach West/Pleasure
Beach: during a Plover and Tern Survey Thursday morning, I had these
highlights: ICELAND GULL (continuing 1st-cycle), 720 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS (in two large migrating flocks at 10:10), 2 BOAT-TAILED
GRACKLES.

 From Nick Bonomo:
05/15/14 - Hartford/Wethersfield, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- 2 singing
CAPE MAY WARBLERS in and around spruces at section 13.

 From Frank Gallo:
05/15/14 - Milford Point, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center --  2
male orchard orioles have been singing in the clearing for the last
three days. The one I've seen is a second-year male with just a few
blotchy chestnut patches under the tail and in the wing.

 From Kevin Burgio:
05/15/14 - Hamden Yard -- 1 female CAPE MAY WARBLER, 1+ SWAINSON'S
THRUSH.  Also, probable Black-billed Cuckoo among 30+ total species
noted from my office window.

 From Nick Bonomo:
05/15/14 - Simsbury, Great Pond -- Mississippi Kites, or at least one,
have returned to this area. I began watching from the south shore at
1:20 and had a kite appear over the tree line to the northeast at
1:43pm. The bird never came to the pond itself, always staying off to
the east before disappearing behind trees.  I was never able to
confidently age the bird, as it was distant and against a bright gray
sky.  I would wager money that the bird was in the vicinity of
Firetown Rd when I first picked up on it. Further searching of the
neighborhood may, in time, reveal a nesting location. These birds
successfully bred a handful of years ago at the end of a quiet nearby
cul-de-sac, but that nest apparently hasn't been used since then.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/15/14 - Wethersfield, Wethersfield Meadows -- 13 Solitary
Sandpipers.

 From Sean Murtha:
05/15/14 - Greenwich, Pomeranz Property -- a surprise SOLITARY
SANDPIPER in a puddle in the meadow at the south.  Also a SWAINSONS
THRUSH (maybe two) as well.

 From Tina Green:
05/15/14 - Easton, Aspetuck Reservoir -- 8 Common Nighthawks observed
feeding on the abundant supply of insects and heard them peenting for
about 20 minutes at the fountain area.

 From John Weeks, Jamie Gamble:
05/15/14 - North Granby -- 3 Common Nighthawk, 1 Tennessee Warbler, 1
Bay-breasted Warbler, 4 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Ernie Harris:
05/15/14 - Bolton, Backyard -- 7:45 PM; Common Nighthawk.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/15/14 - Naugatuck, Miller Drive, dead end -- Wilson's Warbler
continues along with small flock of warblers.


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Subject: No Daily tonight
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 21:39:16 -0400
Sorry, no Daily report tonight.  Check out the raw data (including a
Mississippi Kite)  on CTBirds.

http://birding.aba.org/maillist/CT01
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/CT01
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=one_list;id=102
http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/


Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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Subject: 05/14/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 22:40:49 -0400
Note: Wouldn't be surprised by lots of typos and ommisions tonight.


 From Patrick Comins:
05/14/14 - Meriden, Fairfax Avenue, about halfway down the dead end
street -- 6:45 AM; lots of warblers in the oaks, including Cape May
warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian
Warbler.
Meriden yard -- 13 species of warbler including Cape May Warbler,
Bay-breasted Warbler, Tennessee Warbler and Blackburnian Warbler.

 From John Oshlick:
05/14/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 4 Cape May Warblers continue
at start of the Giant Steps.

 From Steve Broker:
05/14/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, English Drive opposite Rice
Field, start of road to the Giant Steps -- 8:25 AM to 10:10 AM; the
immature male Summer Tanager was observed for a period of 5 minutes
beginning at 8:40 AM.  It was first seen flying into the large spruce
tree from the direction of English Drive.  The bird remained in the
spruce, giving periodic good views as it foraged.  A Scarlet Tanager
then was observed to chase the Summer Tanager to the east and into the
deciduous forest, ending the observations.  Christine Howe took a
series of photographs of the Summer Tanager.  Also seen in the spruce,
the adjacent oak, and surrounding trees were at least 3 Cape May
Warblers, 2-3 Bay-breasted Warblers (8:53, 9:46, 10:08 A.M.), a male
Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Roy Harvey with multiple others:
05/14/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park, opposite Rice Field where the
Giant Steps starts -- Cape May Warblers (at least two males, one
female) seen regularly from 12:45 until whenever I left (hours later).
Also seen at least once, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Frank Mantlik:
05/13/14 - Stratford, Lordship Seawall -- 7 PM; one flock each of
Black Scoters (14) and White-winged Scoters (75) migrating west.
05/14/14 - Stratford, Lordship Seawall -- 7:40 AM; smaller numbers, 2
Black Scoters and 15 Scoters,sp., this time migrating east. Both loon
species also flying east.

 From Jim Pfeifer:
05/14/14 - Somers, McCann Property/NCLT property -- lunchtime; 1
WILSONS WARBLER (first for this location for me),

 From Patrick Comins, Ken Elkins and Ben Oko:
05/14/14 - Southbury, Audubon Center at Bent of the River -- 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, reports from others of Golden-winged
Warbler and Bay-breasted Warbler.

 From Steve Spector:
05/14/14 - Milford, Silver Sands SP, noon, 7 Bobolinks (4 breeding
plumage males) in fields around parking lot picnic tables/sparrow
lanes.  Grass just high enough and tons of beautiful dandelions.

 From John Weeks:
05/14/14 - Granby, Salmon Brook Park -- 2 Wilson's Warbler.
McLean Refuge Rt 10 entrance -- 1 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/14/14 - Southbury, Audubon Center at Bent of the River -- Blue
Grosbeak, heard singing in the general area of the feeders and river.

 From Bev Propen:
05/14/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center -- 10 AM to
12:30 PM; 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

 From Mark Scott:
05/14/14 -  Hamden, Farmington Canal Trail, between Brooksvale Avenue
and power-line cut -- Tennessee warbler.
West Haven, Marginal Drive -- Wilson's warblers (2).
New Haven, yard -- Blackburnian Warbler (female), Tennessee Warbler
and Wilson's Warbler along with seven other species of warblers.
Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- following up on previous
reports, warbler species totaled 21, highlights being Cape May Warbler
(4), Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Tennessee Warbler,
Wilson's Warbler.

 From Alex Burdo:
05/14/14 - Fairfield, Oak Lawn Cemetery -- 1 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 1
Orchard Oriole.
Fairfield, Bulkley Pond -- 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER.
Fairfield, Jennings Beach -- 1 BROWN THRASHER.

 From Charles Makarewich:
05/14/14 - Kent, Kent Hollow -- 1 Mourning Warbler.

 From Joseph Cala:
05/14/14 - Meriden, Patrick's street -- Blackburnian Warbler,
Bay-breasted Warbler.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/14/14 - Naugatuck yard -- singing YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO this
morning.
Bloomfield/West Hartford, Reservoir 6 -- the Cliff Swallows are back
at their colony at the MDC building.

 From Florence McBride:
05/14/14 - Hamden, near the upper end of Lake Whitney -- At and near
the cul-de-sac at the west end of Ingram Street (off Greenway), there
was a variety of warblers singing and/or foraging around noon today. A
male Bay-breasted Warbler giving its wispy song was the highlight. A
little while later at the northwest corner of the Johnson's Pond
property I heard and then saw a beautiful (of course) male
Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Bruce Anderson:
05/13/14 - Groton -- Got a brief glimpse of a possible Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher flying over Newtown Rd (rte 117) in Groton Tuesday
afternoon about 3:00 PM It was in the vicinity of the Groton Senior
Center.  Didn’t get other than a quick glimpse of it since I was
driving. Others in the area might want to take a look around
especially in  the Bluff Point area since that was the direction it
was going

 From Eric Kirsten:
05/13/14 - Litchfield, East Cemetery -- Bay-breasted Warbler, Cape May
Warbler.


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Subject: 05/13/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 22:44:25 -0400
 From Ken Elkins:
05/13/14 - Middlebury, Sperry Pond -- 1 Nelson' Sparrow.

 From Jake Musser, Rick Prum, Teresa Feo, Sam Snow:
05/13/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- Highlights include a first
year Summer Tanager found at the start of the closed road that winds
up east rock (begins at English drive, across from the athletic
fields). Also found were 19 species of Warblers, including two Cape
May Warblers, Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Wilson's
Warbler.
Editor's Note: That is the start of what is commonly called the Giant
Steps, and the athletic field is Rice Field.

 From John Oshlick:
05/13/14 - New Haven/Hamden, East Rock Park -- I started out at the
Eli Whitney Museum area. It was full of birds. I think I had 5
Wilson's Warbler, a Blackburnian Warbler. I then ran into Jake Musser
who told me about what he found on the Giant Steps. I reached the base
of the Giant Steps (near the red gate) and over the next hour of so
our group of birders saw 3 Cape May Warblers (all in the tall spruce
at the start of the road), 2 Blackburnian Warblers, 1 Bay-breasted
Warbler and 1 Tennessee Warbler. We also briefly refound the Summer
Tanager.  According to Mark Scott there were 22 species of warbler in
the park today.  It was a great day.

 From Mark Scott:
05/13/14 - New Haven/Hamden, East Rock Park -- in addition to the
Summer Tanager, 22 warbler species, including Tennessee Warbler,
Wilson's Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler (several), Cape May Warbler (3)
and Bay-breasted Warbler.

 From Tina Green:
05/13/14 - Westport, Grace Salmon Park -- Solitary Sandpiper( in wet
areas in the center of park), White-crowned Sparrow.  The biggest
surprise was an Evening Grosbeak that came and went.

 From Tina Green:
05/13/14 - Westport, Grace Salmon Park -- Evening Grosbeak.

 From Kevin Burgio:
05/13/14 - Hamden Yard -- 1 male CAPE MAY WARBLER stopping for a few
minutes in my spruce tree; best looks I've ever had.  Also, 1
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER.

 From Paul Desjardins:
5/13/14 - South Windsor, Station 43, Newberry Road -- Virginia Rail
and both Willow and Alder Flycatchers. Alder was record early for me
and gave both calls as it sat for about five minutes at close range!
But the bird of the day was a first year male BLUE GROSBEAK seen half
way down Vibert Road. This was # 233 for my stn 43 list.

 From Julian Hough:
05/13/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- Summer Tanager singing at 5:45
at the entrance to the giant steps where the paved road begins. Not
visible.  :(

 From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding (free) walk group:
05/13/14 - Westbrook, Stewart McKinney NWR-Salt Meadow Preserve --  52
species, including Little Blue Heron,  Also Brown Thrashers (3), and
Baltimore Orioles.
Madison, Hammonassett SP -- : Afterwards, a visit netted highlights of
the continuing male BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE (near Meigs Pt. picnic area),
and LITTLE BLUE X TRICOLORED HERON HYBRID ('boulder' pond at Meigs
Pt.)

 From Anita Shaffer & Roy Zartarian:
05/13/14 - Newington, Cedar Mountain -- one SWAINSON'S THRUSH.

 From Paul Carrier:
05/13/14 - Litchfield Old East Cemetery off rt 118 -- Had 12 species
of Warbler including a male Cap-May.

 From Brendan Murtha:
05/13/14 - Norwalk, Sellecks/Dunlap woods -- after-school;
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER.

 From John Oshlick:
05/13/14 - Bethany, Lake Chamberlain -- 1 Lincoln's Sparrow, 3
Wilson's Warbler.

 From Patrick Dugan:
05/13/14 - Stamford, Shippan Pt -- 6:20 to 7:45 PM; 1 Male King Eider
flying west with 48 White-winged Scoters.  310 White-winged Scoters, 1
Black Tern This morning.

 From Robert Dixon;
05/13/14 - Sterling yard -- 
5/13/14 - Sterling yard - 59 species.BLACK VULTURE, PURPLE FINCH
(2m/1f), COMMON RAVEN (vocal flyover).

 From Andy Brand:
05/13/14 - Hamden yard -- afternoon; Swainson's Thrush and a Mourning
Warbler.


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Subject: 05/12/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 23:41:17 -0400
 From Paul Carrier:
05/12/14 - Harwinton, yard -- from 5:45 to 6:15 PM, in my back yard as
I was relaxing, I saw much bird movement up in the tree tops feeding
and moving as they were heading south. Got my nocks and had 11 species
of Warblers, best being an Orange-crowned Warbler1 up at the top of a
tall Oak tree!

 From Tina Green:
05/12/14 - Westport, Compo Beach -- 2 Black Terns (with 100+ Common
Terns) "swarming" over Cockenoe Island west of Compo Beach.

 From Jack Swatt:
05/12/14 - Farmington, Batterson Park -- morning; WILSON'S WARBLER.

 From Zellene Sandler:
05/12/14 - Bloomfield -- about 6 male Bobolinks in the meadows at the
model plane airfield and behind Seabury.  I am sure I am way
underestimating since the grasses are starting to get a bit tall.

 From aul Desjardins with Mickey Nordell:
05/12/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 2 Swainson's Thrushes seen with
Mickey Nordell  and later in the morning seen by myself in the
Poquonock section of town.  

 From Judy Moore and Marty Moore:
05/12/14 - Durham, Durham Fairgrounds -- five Black Vultures circling
over the west end, a Solitary Sandpiper by a small puddle, and at
least two Bobolinks.

 From Phil Rusch:
05/12/14 - Storrs, UCONN, Horsebarn Hill. There were 8-10 Bobolinks
displaying and chasing each other this afternoon. 

 From Chris Bosak:
05/12/14 - Milford, Coastal Center at Milford Point -- White-winged
Scoter.

 From Edward Sadowsk:
05/12/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery --  Bay Breasted Warbler (2)
at noon.  Also Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Stefan Martin:
05/12/14 - Stamford -- I literally just got out of my car to see a
Yellow-billed Cuckoo fly in from the neighbors yard and land about 15
feet up in an exposed Oak. He gave great views for about a minute
before landing no more than 20 feet away from me under the feeders!
Not a bad way to end my day.

 From Dan Rottino and Family:
05/12/14 - East Haddam yard -- 1 male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER slowly
working the tree tops.  A first for the yard and my first in East
Haddam.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/12/14 - New Haven, West Rock Ridge SP -- Best bird was a
Yellow-billed Cuckoo over the Judges Cave trail past the main scrub
oak section.
Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- 2 Common Raven, Wilson's Warbler.

 From Bob Cartoceti:
05/12/14 - Oxford, Christian Rd. at corner of Hawley Road -- at least
three pair of BOBOLINK (mixed in with Red-winged Blackbirds) at
western end of large field.

 From Roy Harvey:
05/12/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- 2 male Bobolink in the
field next to the Kellog Center parking, gone an hour later.  Field is
really too small for Bobolinks.

 From Mark Scott:
05/12/14 - Hamden/ New Haven, East Rock Park --  with reports from
many observers; Yellow-billed Cuckoo (river path), Black-billed Cuckoo
(Trowbridge Drive).  20 warbler species including Tennessee Warbler,
Wilson's Warbler (several),  and Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Glenn Williams:
05/12/14 - New London, Cedar Grove Cemetery -- 2 SWAINSON'S THRUSH.

 From Robert Dixon:
05/12/14 - Sterling yard -- BLACK VULTURE (2), PURPLE FINCH, EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL.

 From Doug Beach:
05/12/14 - Simsbury, Nod Brook Wildlife Management Area -- a
Black-billed Cuckoo along with Tennessee Warbler, and 2 Wilson's
Warblers.


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Subject: 05/11/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 23:05:38 -0400
 From Brenda Inskeep:
05/11/14 - Stamford -- Rosa Hartman (park?) was very active. There was
a Bay-breasted Warbler singing from a tree in the parking lot and
there a Solitary Sandpiper in the parking lot puddle.

 From Debbie McTigue:
05/11/14 - Fairfield, Birdcraft -- 2 Bay-breasted warblers seen with
Alex Burdo. 

 From Nick Bonomo:
05/11/14 - North Haven, Quinnipiac River State Park -- Blackburnian
Wabler.  Unfortunately, the noise was pretty bad, even along sections
of the trail/road that turned away from the highway. Not sure if I'll
be back based on the difficulty hearing the birds.

 From Stefan Martin:
05/11/14 - Greenwich, Tod's Point -- transitioning male BLUE GROSBEAK
at Tod's Point on our morning walk. Enjoyed by 7. The bird was seen at
around 8:30 at the main picnic area near founders rock. 

 From John Oshlick:
05/11/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- Common Nighthawk sleeping on a
limb about 80 Feet up in a tree.

 From Joseph Cala:
05/11/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 3 Wilson's Warbler in the park
Sunday morning. Singing bird in trees behind flowering pear trees to
the left of the dog park just before bridge into soccer field.

 From Jan Collins:
05/11/14 - South Windsor, Donnelly Preserve -- Black-billed Cuckoos.

 From Chris Loscalzo leading NHBC group:
05/11/14 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, west block --
Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Hooded Warbler, LAWRENCE'S
WARBLER.  The Lawrence's Warbler was observed singing along the edge
of the power line cut on the west side of State Forest Road (between
Hunter's Mountain Road and the rifle range).  We then observed it a
few minutes later in the woods alongside the road, over the
stream.  It was singing a typical Blue-winged Warbler song.

 From Brian Kleinman:
05/11/14 - East Granby Yard/Trails to Rails Bike Path, East Granby.‹ A
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW has been singing for most of the day in my
backyard which borders the 'Rails to Trails' bike path.  The bird is
in the area of the Red Tobacco Barns.

 From Brian Kleinman:
05/11/14 - East Granby Yard -- East Granby; A gorgeous male CAPE MAY
WARBLER singing in a very tall spruce and gleaning insects at 2PM.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
05/11/14 - Norwalk, Grumman Ave Norwalk -- ORCHARD ORIOLE.

 From Ernest Harris:
05/11/14 - Bolton, yard -- 7:30 AM; Cape May Warbler, Blackburnian
Warblers.

 From Judy Moore:
05/11/14 - Woodbridge -- A White-crowned Sparrow showed up under my
sunflower seed feeder late this afternoon.

 From Rebecca Schwartz:
05/11/14 - Burlington(?), Clearbook Rd -- Hooded Warbler, Blackburnian
Warbler.

 From Bill Asteriades:
05/11/14 - Glastonbury, CT river by Glastonbury Meadows -- BLACK TERN
seen feeding on insects over the CT river with swallows.
Riverfront Park -- WILSON'S WARBLER in the willows at the entrance to
the park.

 From  Mark Scott:
05/11/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park --  reports from many
observers in many parts of the park at many different times of the
day; Black-billed Cuckoo (Giant Steps), Common Nighthawk (sleeping;
Giant Steps), Swainson's thrush (2 together), and twenty-three warbler
species including Tennessee Warbler (College Woods), Cape May Warbler
(river path), Blackburnian Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler (Trowbridge
Drive), Hooded Warbler (2 together), and Wilson's Warbler (many).

 From Robert Dixon:
05/11/14 - Sterling yard -- 60 species; flyover SOLITARY SANDPIPER
(second record for yard), SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BLACK VULTURE (7), PURPLE
FINCH.

 From Kathy Clark & Roy Zartarian:
05/11/14 - Newington, Young Farm -- one COMMON RAVEN over the main
pasture.

 From Ingrid And Tom Schaefer:
05/11/14 - Canaan, 60 Orchard Street -- Red-headed woodpecker eating
hulled sunflower seeds from tube feeder, behind the house.  Showed up
at 4:50 PM and came back to the feeder 3 times before 6 PM.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/11/14 - Naugatuck yard -- White-crowned Sparrow calling in my yard
early Sunday morning.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
05/10/14 - Norwalk, Grumman Ave -- ORCHARD ORIOLE.

 From Eileen McKendry, Karen Trepp, Richard and Gillian Trepp:
05/10/14 -  Greenwich, Audubon Center -- 18 warbler species including
Blackburnian Warbler (3+), Bay-breasted Warbler (3).  Orchard Oriole.


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Subject: 05/10/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 23:32:35 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/10/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.

 From Donna Rose Smith via Sophie Zyla:
05/10/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park, across the street from the
Kellog center -- 3 male Bobolinks in a tree near the pond and fields.

 From Charles Makarewich:
05/10/14 - Kent, River Rd -- 3 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Justin Lawson:
05/10/14 - Chaplin, Pumpkin Hill Rd -- 12 Cerulean Warbler.

 From Rob Mirer:
05/10/14 - ?????, Devil’s Hopyard State Park -- FOY Acadian
Flycatcher. Zeranski and Baptist give May 10 (1979) as its earliest
arrival, but no surprise if they’ve been arriving earlier in recent
years.

 From David Winston with Patrick Dugan Wendy, Dave, Bobby, Susan:
05/10/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Sanctuary -- White-crowned Sparrow,
Grey-cheeked Thrush.

 From Russ Smiley:
05/10/14 - Lyme, Nehantic State Forest -- morning; Halfway around
(clockwise starting at the parking lot on Keeney Rd) on the blue blaze
trail I heard an Acadian Flycatcher.  Halfway back to the car I
photographed another.

 From John Oshlick:
05/10/14 - New Haven/Hamden, East Rock Park -- 1 Cape May Warbler
found by Richard Payne near the river. 2 Cape May Warblers and a
Bay-breasted Warbler at Trowbridge. We also had 2 Wilson's Warblers,
and 3 Blackburnian Warblers. Excellent looks at all.

 From Jan Collins:
05/10/14 - Hartford/Newington/Wethersfield, Cedar Hill Cemetary --
very birdy morning in spite of the early drizzle on this annual bird
walk led by Jay Kaplan.  Highlights of the 63 species seen included
continuing Red-headed Woodpecker at Section 9/10, Blackburnian
Warbler, Peregrine Falcon and 2 Common Raven.

 From Randy Sabia:
05/10/14 - Farmington, Tunxis mead (meadow?) park -- BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER (3).

 From Rebecca Schwartz:
05/10/14 - New Hartford, Maple Hollow -- Wilson's Snipe.

 From Annette Cunniffe:
05/10/14 - Greenwich, yard -- Just a quick 5 minute look before
leaving the house, Wilson's Warbler.  Also a White-crowned Sparrow at
the feeders. 

 From James Winkelmann:
05/10/14 - Easton, Aspetuck Land Preserve, Trout Brook Valley -- 1
Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
05/10/14 - Orange and Woodbridge, at the Racebrook Tract --
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, Blackburnian Warbler, Wilson's
Warbler.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/10/14 - Madison, State Boat Launch off Circle Beach Rd -- Seaside
Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow (heard only).

 From Frank Gallo:
05/10/14 - ?????, Wilcox park -- Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian
Warbler, 

 From Joseph Cala with Ford Parker:
05/10/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- 7 AM to 12:30 PM; Orchard
Oriole, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER in area on the right (with all the
flowering trees) past the first barn.

 From Bill Asteriades, Andrew Dasinger and Denise Jernigan:
05/10/14 - Glastonbury, Old Maids Lane, Hollister Preserve, Riverfront
Park and other -- COMMON RAVEN, 2 BROWN THRASHER, 19 species of
warbler, 10 SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (unusual
inland), 3 AMERICAN PIPIT, 6 BOBOLINK and 7 ORCHARD ORIOLE. 95
species.

 From Ernie Harris and Michael Tierney:
05/10/14 - Bolton(?), Bolton Land Trust Walk, Herrick Park, plus -- 8
to 10:30 AM; Bobolink.

 From Nick Bonomo with Jake Musser:
05/10/14 - Durham, Durham Meadows -- 2 SORA.
Portland, Meshomasic SF -- WHIP-POOR-WILL.
South Windsor, Strong Rd -- 3 SORA.

 From Dan Rottino:
05/10/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 9:00 AM; 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 2
CAPE MAY WARBLER ( lifer - thanks to John Oshlick and Co.)
West Haven, Sandy Point - 3:40 pm; 1 BLACK SKIMMER possibly 2 more in
flight before the rain hit.

 From John Oshlick and New Haven Bird Club Big Day:
05/10/14 - New Haven/Hamden, East Rock -- 1 Cape May down at the
museum area (found by Mark Scott and Richard Payne) and then 2 on
Trowbridge. They gave amazing looks. We also had 1 Bay-breasted on
Trowbridge. Other birds included 1 Wilson's Warbler, and 3
Blackburnian Warblers.

 From Zellene Sandler:
05/10/14 - Bloomfield, Reed Park -- The Bobolinks have returned.  

 From Mark Scott"
05/10/14 - New Haven / West Haven -- 

 From Mark Scott:
05/10/14 - Hamden, East Rock Park, Hamden -- following up on John
Oshlick's report for the New Haven Bird Club Big Day,?the twenty
warbler species observed in the park today were as follows: Nashville,
Northern parula, yellow, chestnut-sided, magnolia, Cape May,
Blackburnian, black-throated blue, black-throated green,
yellow-rumped, prairie, blackpoll, bay-breasted, black-and-white,
American redstart, worm-eating, common yellowthroat, Northern
waterthrush, ovenbird and Wilson's.

 From Jay Kaplan:
05/10/14 - Canton -- ?????, Nepaug Reservoir -- 3 Common Nighthawks
hawking insects over the water.

 From Robert Dixon:
05/10/14 - Central Village, Quinebaug Fish Hatchery -- SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, ORCHARD ORIOLE (4), SOLITARY SANDPIPER.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
05/10/14 - New Milford/Sunny Valley Preserve -- 28 Bobolinks (arrived
over  night), 1 eastern meadowlark, 1 orchard oriole.  Quite a 
morning!.

 From Martha Rice:
05/10/14 - Branford, Short Beach == White-crowned Sparrow, first ever
in yard!

 From Robert Dixon:
05/10/14 - Sterling yard -- 54 species - Highlights - BLACK VULTURE,
PURPLE FINCH, GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, WOOD DUCK, EASTERN KINGBIRD,
RED-EYED VIREO, OVENBIRD and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER.

 From Maryann O'Leary:
05/10/14 - Stamford, Rosa Hartman Park -- RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
05/10/14 - Darien, Selleck's Woods -- CAPE MAY WARBLER and eleven
other warbler species. Seen with Chris Bosak and the Darien Land Trust
group.

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
05/10/14 - ?????, Hop Brook Park -- Hooded Warbler seen along the main
blue trail, where the stream crosses under the path.

 From Peter DeGennaro:
05/10/14 - East Hatford, fields behind Cabela's -- my brother and I
had 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, at least one EASTERN
MEADOWLARK singing.

 From Alex Burdo:
05/10/14 - Fairfield, Lake Mohegan -- 1 CAPE MAY WARBLER, seen from
the path at the top of the brushy slope overlooking the abandoned gray
lake house. Observed briefly before disappearing into one of the
surrounding neighborhoods.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/10/14 - Portland, North Mulford Road -- Lots of Whip-Poor-Wills
calling in the evening.

 From Mike Warner:
05/10/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Greenwich -- a pair of Baybreasted
Warblers on the hillside above the Discovery Trail Bridge. 

 From Linda Vegliante:
05/09/14 - East Lyme -- Clearing trails for the Bobrow Property in
East Lyme I found a Boat Tailed Grackle about a mile in where the Four
Mile River opens up to a marsh; 

 From Frank Gallo:
05/09/14 - Milford, Milford Point coastal center -- two Tennessee
Warblers. 

 From Robert Dixon:
05/09/14 - Sterling yard -- BLACK VULTURE, PURPLE FINCH.


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Subject: 05/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 23:41:02 -0400
 From Tina Green:
05/09/14 - Westport, Compo Beach -- American Pipit with the group on
the grassy parking area and bathing in the puddles.  Also Black
Skimmer.
Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Black Skimmer flew in from
behind me over the marsh behind the model airplane field. Feeding in
the marsh.  Also fourteen Bobolinks (m & f) feeding under the Purple
Martin gourds(20  martins)at the nature center.
Fairfield, Birdcraft -- Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler.
Later, Wilson's Warbler (found by Alex Burdo).
Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary -- 17 species of warblers including
Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/09/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- 2 UPLAND SANDPIPER, 2
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 7 EASTERN MEADOWLARK, 6 BOBOLINK.

 From Brian Kleinman:
05/09/14 - East Granby Farms, East Granby -- 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS
feeding on the exposed vegetation at the pond.

 From Frank Mantlik, Gina Nichol, and Sunrise Birding Walk:
05/09/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
05/09/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROWS, LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

 From Jake Musser:
05/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Black Skimmer "skimming" in
marsh at 4:40.

 From John Oshlick:
05/09/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 1 Wilson's Warbler,
Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Florence McBride:
05/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- around 11:30 AM; 

 From  Dan Rottino:
05/09/14 - Portland, Wangunk Meadows WMA -- 1 adult WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW.
East Hartford, Cabela's Field -- 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW seen and
several more heard, 1 UPLAND SANDPIPER, 3 BOBOLINK (FOY), 1 AMERICAN
KESTREL, 8 EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
Wethersfield Meadows -- 15 SOLITARY SANDPIPER at the north end with an
assortment of other shorebirds.  The road south to Rocky Hill was
messy and under repair but the RH section was ok and there I found a
BOBOLINK.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
05/09/14 - Milford, Walker's Pond--Swainson's Thrush.
Mondo Ponds -- 3 Blackburnian Warblers.
Milford Point -- Blue-winged Teal, White-crowned Sparrow,

 From Patrick Comins:
05/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- One White-rumped Sandpiper at
Sandy Point this evening plus good numbers of the expected stuff.
Earlier, there was a Lincoln's Sparrow under the feeder close to the
birding balcony.  There was a Wilson's Warbler at the SE corner of
Althea's Meadow, a Blackburnian Warbler near the barn 

 From Stephen Thomas:
05/09/14 - Bethany, Veterans Memorial Park -- 12:00 PM; 2 CLIFF
SWALLOWS feeding over the lake.

 From  Roy Harvey:
05/09/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- At least one male and one
female Orchard Oriole on either side of the street by the Kellog
center.


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Subject: CT Report 05/09/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 23:38:36 -0400
 From Tina Green:
05/09/14 - Westport, Compo Beach -- American Pipit with the group on
the grassy parking area and bathing in the puddles.  Also Black
Skimmer.
Westport, Sherwood Island State Park -- Black Skimmer flew in from
behind me over the marsh behind the model airplane field. Feeding in
the marsh.  Also fourteen Bobolinks (m & f) feeding under the Purple
Martin gourds(20  martins)at the nature center.
Fairfield, Birdcraft -- Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler.
Later, Wilson's Warbler (found by Alex Burdo).
Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary -- 17 species of warblers including
Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/09/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- 2 UPLAND SANDPIPER, 2
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 7 EASTERN MEADOWLARK, 6 BOBOLINK.

 From Brian Kleinman:
05/09/14 - East Granby Farms, East Granby -- 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS
feeding on the exposed vegetation at the pond.

 From Frank Mantlik, Gina Nichol, and Sunrise Birding Walk:
05/09/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
05/09/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROWS, LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

 From Jake Musser:
05/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Black Skimmer "skimming" in
marsh at 4:40.

 From John Oshlick:
05/09/14 - New Haven, East Rock Park -- 1 Wilson's Warbler,
Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Florence McBride:
05/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- around 11:30 AM; 

 From  Dan Rottino:
05/09/14 - Portland, Wangunk Meadows WMA -- 1 adult WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW.
East Hartford, Cabela's Field -- 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW seen and
several more heard, 1 UPLAND SANDPIPER, 3 BOBOLINK (FOY), 1 AMERICAN
KESTREL, 8 EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
Wethersfield Meadows -- 15 SOLITARY SANDPIPER at the north end with an
assortment of other shorebirds.  The road south to Rocky Hill was
messy and under repair but the RH section was ok and there I found a
BOBOLINK.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
05/09/14 - Milford, Walker's Pond--Swainson's Thrush.
Mondo Ponds -- 3 Blackburnian Warblers.
Milford Point -- Blue-winged Teal, White-crowned Sparrow,

 From Patrick Comins:
05/09/14 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- One White-rumped Sandpiper at
Sandy Point this evening plus good numbers of the expected stuff.
Earlier, there was a Lincoln's Sparrow under the feeder close to the
birding balcony.  There was a Wilson's Warbler at the SE corner of
Althea's Meadow, a Blackburnian Warbler near the barn 

 From Stephen Thomas:
05/09/14 - Bethany, Veterans Memorial Park -- 12:00 PM; 2 CLIFF
SWALLOWS feeding over the lake.

 From  Roy Harvey:
05/09/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- At least one male and one
female Orchard Oriole on either side of the street by the Kellog
center.


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Subject: 05/08/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 06:51:28 -0400
 From Ernest Harris:
05/08/14 - Bolton backyard -- 6 to 7 AM; Wilson's Warbler.

 From Ted Gilman:
05/08/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center --  8:30 to 9:15 AM -- BOBOLINK
flock of ~27 stopped briefly in treetops and meadow near Indian Spring
Pond 100 yds below Kimberlin Education Center building.

 From Phil Asprelli
05/08/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's -- In the field to the left of the
runway strip, after passing through the opening in the fence, an
Upland Sandpiper and an Eastern Meadowlark in the same field of view
in the scope.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/08/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River -- Two Blackburnian Warblers
singing near the office today.
Southbury, Southbury Training School -- Bobolinks seem to be in more
than typical abundance this year.
Southbury, Mitchell Farm --  Bobolinks singing.

 From Russ Smiley:
05/08/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 6:15 PM; Caspian tern flew over
marsh toward airport. Heard the strange barking call.

 From Brenda Inskeep:
05/08/14 - Stamford, Rosa Hartman Park -- In 20 minutes of birding at
6:00 pm Thursday evening I had 11 species of warblers, including
Bay-breasted Warbler in the eastern part of the park past the spruce
grove located on the main trail below the parking lot.

 From Bill Asteriades:
05/08/14 - Glastonbury, Clark Hill Road Power Line Cut -- EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL.
Portland, Meshomasic Forest, North Mulford Road -- 5 EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL.

 From Michelle Eckman:
05/08/14 - Fairfield, Ash Creek Open Space -- afternoon;  I heard a
Virginia rail calling from the creek's edge, on the St Mary's side.

 From Mark Danforth:
05/08/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's -- 7:00 PM; three Bobolink near the
Jersey barriers by the old airstrip.

 From Robert Dixon:
05/08/14 - Sterling yard -- Eastern Whip-poor-will calling at 9:00 pm.

 From Mark Scott:
05/08/14 - New Haven, yard -- birds passing through in the rain
included Swainson's Thrush.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
05/08/14 - Norwalk, East Rocks Rd, Woods Pond -- Birding there for 20
years first ever BOBOLINK!



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Subject: 05/07/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 00:38:41 -0400
 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/07/14 - South Windsor, Strong Road -- 2 SORA.

 From Russ Smiley:
05/07/14 - East Haddam, Machimoodus SP -- 8:45 AM; Northern Bobwhite
heard then seen below evergreens to north of entry road. Lots of
Orchard Orioles here, too.

 From Ed Sadowski:
05/07/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- American Bittern seen at
11 AM at the the first pond across from the Kellogg Center.

 From John Oshlick:
05/07/14 - Hamden, Waite St, Lake Whitney -- While looking for
swallows I had 2 Sandhill Cranes fly West high overhead.

 From Justin Lawson:
05/07/14 - Windham, Pumpkin Hill Rd, Pipeline -- 6 Cerulean Warbler.

 From Frank Mantlik:
05/07/14 - Waterford, Harkness SP -- 1 PM; the previously reported
TRICOLORED HERON continued. With scope from entrance road just before
parking lot, I could see it at the far west side of the tidal
wetland/marsh.  Plus 147 COMMON EIDERS (many adult males), 1 BLACK
SCOTER(adult male) - mostly among rocks off SE side of park, viewed
from shoreline flagpole area.

 From From Frank Mantlik, with Tina Green, John Oshlick, Bill Batsford
and the New Haven Bird Club 1st Wednesday walk (42 people):
05/07/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- Black Vulture (2),
Common Raven (2), Brown Thrasher, Orchard Oriole (3+), Baltimore
Oriole (5+), and 16 species of warblers including Hooded Warbler.

 From Jack Swatt:
05/07/14 - Wolcott residence -- 1 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues to
foraging under feeders for 3rd straight day.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/07/14 - South Windsor, Newberry Road, section of Station 43 --
Wilson's Warbler (good view for nearly 5 minutes!) and Lincoln's
Sparrow.
Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 3 Bobolinks.
??????, Cromwell Meadows W M A -- 2 Common Raven.

 From Dennis Riordan:
05/07/14 - New Haven, Beaver Ponds -- Orchard Oriole.

 From Larry Havey:
05/07/14 - Bethel, Walnut Hill Road -- Light phase Rough-legged Hawk
flyover.

 From Ginny Apple:
05/07/14 - Hartford -- 5:50 PM; Peregrine Falcon flying west over
Bulkeley Bridge.

 From Mark Scott:
05/07/14 - Hamden, East Rock Park -- with Ed Sadowski, crossing paths
with New Haven Bird Club walk -- brown thrasher at Giant Steps.
New Haven, Edgewood Park -- Orchard Oriole.

 From Greg Hanisek, Bill Banks and Roy Harvey:
05/07/14 - Kent, River Rd -- Cerulean Warblers, Blackburnian Warbler,
and Orchard Orioles.
Kent, Schaghticoke Rd -- At least 3 Hooded Warblers, including two
singing an alternate (and unfamiliar) song.

 From Gina Nichol:
05/06/14 - Branford Supply Ponds - Orchard Oriole.


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Subject: 05/05/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 22:59:41 -0400
 From Russ Smiley:
05/05/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- 4:50 PM; I saw the Yellow-throated
Warbler again.

 From Phil Rusch:
05/05/14 - Chaplin, Pumpkin Hill Rd -- before work in the morning; at
least 4 Cerulean Warblers and 1 Hooded Warbler.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
05/05/14 - Middletown, Guida Parm Conservation Area (just north of
Durham on Route 17) --  9:00 AM, One beautiful, cooperative singing
male HOODED WARBLER, along the  main trail.  Also we heard another one
in the distance. 

 From John Oshlick:
05/05/14 - Bethany, Lake Chamberlain -- 11 species of warbler
including 1 Blackburnian Warbler.

 From Fran and Tom Holloway:
05/05/14 - Middletown, Guida Parm Conservation Area (just north of
Durham on Route 17) -- 9:00 AM; one beautiful, cooperative singing
male HOODED WARBLER, along the main trail.  Also we heard another one
in the distance.

 From Mike Warner:
05/05/14 - Wilton, NRVT Trail -- 2 Blackburnian Warblers.

 From John Ogren:
05/05/14 - Old Saybrook -- Yellow-crowned Night Heron, in the Plum
Bank Marsh.  I have never seen one anywhere east of Stratford/Milford.

 From Dana Campbell:
05/05/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- 1 UPLAND SANDPIPER.

 From Jack Swatt:
05/05/14 - Wolcott residence -- 1 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW foraging under
feeders.

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
05/04/14 - Derby, Osbornedale State Park -- Orchard Oriole on the
white flowering trees near the parking lot.

 From Art Gingert:
05/04/14 - Warren, Route 341, Angevine Farm -- Stooping adult male
NORTHERN GOSHAWK.

 From Angela Dimmitt:
05/04/14 - Gaylordsville garden -- Hooded Warbler back on  territory.

 From Bill Asteriades:
05/03/14 - Glastonbury, Route 17 near Cotton Hollow Preserve -- adult
MISSISSIPPI KITE.

 From Bill Asteriades, Andrew Dasinger, Denise Jernigan and Annette
Pasek:
05/03/14 - Glastonbury, Old Maids Lane, Riverfront Park and other -- 2
BROWN THRASHERS, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, 2 COMMON RAVEN, ORCHARD ORIOLE, 2
BOBOLINKS and 5 AMERICAN PIPIT.

 From Anthony Zemba:
05/03/14 - Durham, Durham Meadows, White's Farm -- BOBOLINKS have
returned  and were seen singing on Saturday.

 From Jim Pfeifer:
05/02/14 - Somers, NCLT property on Durkee Road -- 1 VIRGINIA RAIL
flushed from 2 feet in front of me, and flew 20 feet up the foot path,
disappearing back into the flooded field.


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Subject: 05/04/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 04 May 2014 22:44:03 -0400
Note: Besides the list below, there were lots of "common" birds we all
have been waiting for.


 From  Dan Rottino and Family:
05/04/14 - East Hampton, Hurd State Park -- 8:15 AM; 2 HOODED WARBLER
on the trail very close to the parking lot on rte 151.
Portland, fairgrounds pull off east side of pavilion -- 8:55 AM; 1
SOLITARY SANDPIPER feeding in the flooded grassy area by the marsh.

 From Kathy Van Der Aue:
05/04/14 - Fairfield, Birdcraft -- HOODED WARBLER (banded).

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/04/14 - Windsor, along the Farmington River in the center of town
-- morning; Blackburnian Warbler, 2 Rusty Blackbirds.

 From Patrick Comins:
05/04/14 - Wethersfield, Great Meadows -- 13 Solitary Sandpipers.
East Hartford, Cabela's -- At least one Eastern Meadowlark.  2 Rusty
Blackbirds along the road if you go straight instead of curving right
coming in from the Old Wethersfield entrance (which appears to be the
only way in or out right now (we didn't check the Elm Street entrance
though).

 From John Weeks:
05/04/14 - North Granby, JG Property (Private Access) -- 7:55 AM to
9:40 AM; 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Rusty Blackbird.
Granby, Holcomb Farm -- 9:55 AM to 11:20 AM; 2 Black Vulture, 1 Common
Raven.

 From Nick Hawvermale:
05/04/14 - Bethlehem -- 1 Hooded Warbler.

 From Jalna Jaeger:
05/04/14 - Norwalk -- ORCHARD ORIOLE.

 From Brian Kleinman:
05/04/14 - East Granby, Land Trust Bird Walk -- Several Rusty
Blackbirds displaying and calling at the marsh.

 From Anthony Zemba:
05/04/14 - Durham, Durham Meadows, White's Farm -- BOBOLINKS have
returned.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
05/04/14 - Stamford, osa Hartman Park -- RED HEADED WOODPECKER, HOODED
WARBLER.

 From Tom Murray:
05/04/14 - Easton, Aspetuck Reservoir -- 2 Solitary Sandpipers in
north part of reservoir near bridge. Seen at 6:30 PM.

 From Lynn Jones:
05/04/14 - Stratford, McKinney wildlife refuge, Warehouse pond -- 9:00
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Subject: 05/03/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 03 May 2014 22:07:31 -0400
Note: Besides the reports below, many common birds are also arriving.


 From Steve Spector:
05/03/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- Yellow-throated Warbler at 4:07 PM,
back in spruce on rocky promontory just to left of Naugatuck Ave
parking lot.

 From Ken Elkins leading NVA walk:
05/03/14 - Southbury, Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary -- 12
species of warblers, including 1 Hooded Warbler.  Also 2 Winter Wren.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger with Stephan & Shaun Martin, Joe Bear, Mike
Warner, et al:
05/03/14 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- 2 ORCHARD ORIOLE, male &
female; Solitary Sandpiper.

 From Frank Gallo:
05/03/14 - Milford, Milford Point --  2-3 White-rumped Sandpipers at
the Coastal Center feeding in the marsh.  The pair of Blue-winged Teal
continue in the marsh.

 From  Mark Scott:
05/03/14 - Hamden/New Haven, East Rock Park -- male Orchard Oriole
passing nesting material to his mate.

 From Martha Rice:
05/03/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- 9:30  to 11:15 AM; 1
Brown Thrasher.

 From  David Winston & Saturday walk:
05/03/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Sanctuary -- Orchard Oriole.

 From  Jerry Connolly and The Audubon Shop Saturday Bird Watch Crew:
05/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- LITTLE BLUE HERON,
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE.

 From Paul Desjardins:
05/03/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park -- Seaside Sparrow
(Willards Island), White-crowned Sparrow (Cedar Island).
New Haven, East Rock Park, upper level -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo first
spotted by Dan Rottino. My earliest since May 5, 1962!

 From Lauren DeGennaro:
05/03/14 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond -- Little Blue Heron on the
industrial side of the pond.

 From Chris Loscalzo:
05/03/14 - Westbrook, kayaking around Menunketesuck Island at
the mouth of the river at high tide, in mid-afternoon -- 18 PURPLE
SANDPIPER.

 From Dan Rottino and family:
05/03/14 - Lyme -- t 8:10 pm we heard two Whip-poor-wills in the
forest.  While we stood outside on this beautiful evening we enjoyed a
number of American Woodcocks doing flight displays (and a bat).

 From Tom Parlapiano:
05/03/14 - Hamden, West Rock Ridge State Park, Lake Wintergreen area
-- SOLITARY SANDPIPER.

 From John Marshall:
05/02/14 - Plymouth, Hancock Brook Lake Dam -- WHIP-POOR-WILL, across
the street and down the hill from the dam, in the old road blocked by
Jersey barriers, calling at about 8:30 PM.

 From Sophie Zyla:
05/02/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- Short-eared Owl.

 From Jan Hollerbach:
05/02/14 - Fairfield, yard -- White-crowned Sparrow under the feeders
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Subject: 05/02/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2014 21:38:13 -0400
Note: A very birdy day, FAR more so than the report below indicates.
This report is highly selective about which species are included.  For
example, probably a dozen different warbler species were reported
today, including several first-of-the-year, but all were "common"
species so there are no warblers in today's report.  To see what is
really going on check CTBirds!


 From Jake Musser:
05/02/14 - New Haven, Edgewood Park -- morning; Wilson's Snipe.
Lincoln's Sparrow, good bird for the spring. Seen well and at close
range in brush next to bridge at north end of park (very close to the
tennis courts).

 From Greg Hanisek, Bruce Finnan:
05/02/14 - Kent, River Road -- 12 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

 From Sara Zagorski:
05/02/14 - Glastonbury, Meshomasic SF -- Two Eastern Whip-poor-wills
seen flying over road, heard 3 calling in different areas.

 From Barbara Garrett:
05/02/14 - Shelton Backyard -- 3 White-crowned Sparrows.

 From David Lawton:
05/02/14 - Avon -- flyover Glossy Ibis, headed south.


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Subject: 05/01/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2014 22:26:41 -0400
Note: The radar shows major activity tonight, the first real push of
the season.  "...the next few days should bring many new arrivals to
the state. Migration is about to kick into high gear. Enjoy it."

Important note: If you didn't check out the links I included last
night, here they are again.


http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048163.html 


http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048168.html 



http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048173.html 



http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048171.html 



 From Greg Hanisek:
05/01/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake, mostly Point Folly area -- 5
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 46 RED-NECKED GREBES, 2 Bonaparte's Gulls.  On
Pt Folly, many assorted warblers and 35 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
05/01/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1
NORTHERN SHOVELER.

 From Tina Green:
05/01/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island SP -- Northern Pintail hen, Brown
Thrasher.

 From John Oshlick:
05/01/14 - Bethany, Lake Chamberlain -- 1 Brown Thrasher, and 2 Cliff
Swallows.

 From Ray Belding w/ Jerry Marcellino:
05/01/14 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake -- 1 Red-necked Grebe in each of
North Bay and Nick's Cove.  1 Bonaparte's Gull in North Cove.

 From Stefan Martin:
05/01/14 - Westport, Sherwood Island -- 1 Solitary Sandpiper.


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Subject: 04/30/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:42:09 -0400
NOTE:  All CT birders should consider the following:

http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048163.html 


http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048168.html 



http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048173.html 



http://lists.ctbirding.org/pipermail/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org/Week-of-Mon-20140428/048171.html 



 From Frank Mantlik:
04/30/14 - Stratford, Long Beach - 2nd-cycle ICELAND GULL continues.
Stratford Point, seawatching -- 10:45 to 12:15; 1 NORTHERN GANNET, all
3 Scoter species. 30 mph -plus wind and light to moderate rain.

 From Jo Fasciolo:
04/30/14 - Norwalk yard -- Fox Sparrows at the backyard feeder.

 From Bev Propen:
04/30/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center -- 1 Pair of
Blue Winged Teal.

 From Martha Rice:
04/30/14 - Branford, Short Beach, back yard -- Brown Thrasher feeding
at suet feeder.


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Subject: 04/29/2014 MANX SHEARWATER
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:20:43 -0400
Extralimital Note:  This is from a post by Dave Provencher on CTBirds.
"A bird that very much looks to be a Zone-tailed Hawk was photographed
on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts on the 25th. It hasn't been
seen since to my knowledge. CT, RI, and Long Island birders should
keep an eye out. Zone-tailed Hawks look very similar to, and associate
with, Turkey Vultures. This is quite a rarity."


 From Patrick Dugan:
04/29/14 - Stamford -- 7:15 PM; while sea watching, a MANX SHEARWATER
flying east.

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/29/14 - Hartford, Riverside Park Boat Launch -- LONG-TAILED DUCK.
Wethersfield, Wethersfield Cove -- 1 SURF SCOTER.

 From Randy Sabia:
04/29/14 - Hartford/Wethersfield line, Cedar Hill cemetery -- 12:30
PM; RED HEADED WOODPECKER still present near sections 2, 9 & 10. 

 From Russ Naylor:
04/29/14 - Southbury, Lake Zoar -- 20+ CLIFF SWALLOWS.


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Subject: 04/28/2014 Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:50:58 -0400
 From George Stephens:
04/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Yellow-throated Warbler still here.

 From Russ Smiley:
04/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Yellow-throated Warbler reappeared
to 25 Yds west of parking area  at 1:05 PM.

 From Jim Bair: From George Stephens:
04/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Yellow-throated Warbler still here.

 From Russ Smiley:
04/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Yellow-throated Warbler reappeared
to 25 Yds west of parking area  at 1:05 PM.

 From Jim Bair:
04/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Yellow-Throated Warbler continues,
seen 3:30-4:00 PM. Stays near middle of evergreens or vines near
parking lot, but pops out on occasion. Appears to be loosely
associating with Yellow-Rumped Warbler flock in area.

 From Steph Stewart:
04/28/14 - Haddam -- 8:15 PM; A friend just texted me that she heard a
Whip-poor-will calling at her home. While I don't have permission to
give out her address, if you were at the Haddam Water Services on 154,
you would been in a good place. She said it sounded like it was headed
toward the river.

 From Mike C Van Valen:
04/28/14 - Norwalk -- 2:50 PM; Just had a white-crowned sparrow land
two yards over, sit for a minute, then fly across the street. I'm
hoping it returns, I have my camera ready.

 From Ken Merrifield:
04/27/14 -  Burlington, Johnnycake Hawkwatch --- 1 immature Golden
Eagle with white wing patches and greyish tail band.

 From Jim Bair:
04/28/14 - Milford, Mondo Ponds -- Yellow-Throated Warbler continues,
seen 3:30-4:00 PM. Stays near middle of evergreens or vines near
parking lot, but pops out on occasion. Appears to be loosely
associating with Yellow-Rumped Warbler flock in area.

 From Steph Stewart:
04/28/14 - Haddam -- 8:15 PM; A friend just texted me that she heard a
Whip-poor-will calling at her home. While I don't have permission to
give out her address, if you were at the Haddam Water Services on 154,
you would been in a good place. She said it sounded like it was headed
toward the river.

 From Mike C Van Valen:
04/28/14 - Norwalk -- 2:50 PM; Just had a white-crowned sparrow land
two yards over, sit for a minute, then fly across the street. I'm
hoping it returns, I have my camera ready.

 From Ken Merrifield:
04/27/14 -  Burlington, Johnnycake Hawkwatch --- 1 immature Golden
Eagle with white wing patches and greyish tail band.


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Subject: 04/27/2014 YH Blackbird, YT Warbler
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:54:02 -0400
 From Dave Winston:
04/27/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- Yellow-headed
Blackbird continues, but as of 12:30 PM was last seen at 9:15 AM.

 From Stefan Martin:
04/27/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- 5:15 PM;
Yellow-headed Blackbird has been vocalizing fairly regularly; just
flew back behind the feeders.

 From Mardi & Townsend Dickinson:
04/27/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary -- 4:40 PM; adult male
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.
Milford, Mondo Pond -- 8:30 AM; 1 Cliff Swallow.

 From Sara Zagorski and Paul Smith:
04/27/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- Yelllow-throayed Warbler seen at
3:30 PM, in trees on the right trail next to parking lot.

 From Tina Green with Greg Hanisek's birding class:
04/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- Caspian Tern flying west.

 From Bill and Donna Batsford:
04/27/14 - East Hartford, Rentshler Field -- 2 PM; 3 Upland Samdpiper,
3 Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Michaelene Komara:
04/27/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- Two female Boat-tailed
Grackles spotted in marsh near cedar island.

 From Jim and Carol Zipp:
04/25/14 - Hamden Yard -- 1 male Rusty Backbird.  Hadn't had any for
almost 2 weeks but just one straggler mixed in with the Red-wingeds
today.


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Subject: 04/26/2014 YH Blackbird, YT Warbler
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:34:09 -0400
 From Dan Rottino with John Marshall, Mark Danforth, Brenda Anderson,
Steve, Brainerd, Roy Harvey:
04/26/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Sanctuary -- Adult male Yellow-headed
Blackbird landed on ground at feeders at 10:05 AM.  Awesome looks!

 From Stefan Martin and 7 others:
04/26/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Sanctuary -- Yellow-headed Blackbird
showed up at about 2:40 then flew to a neighboring yard.

 From Mardi and Townsend Dickinson:
04/26/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary -- 2:23-2:45 PM adult
male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD under bird feeders.  Also, 7:20 AM-ish,
Towny spotted a Wilson's Snipe flying overhead towards the back of the
ball fields.

 From Maryann Oleary with Tom Burke, Gail Benson:
04/26/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary -- Saw the
Yellow-headed Blackbird until at least 4:40 PM.

 From Allan Welby:
04/26/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- 11:15; Yellow-throated Warbler first
seen with group of  AT  12 Yellow-rumped Warblers, north of the small
pond.

 From Dan Rottino with many others:
04/26/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- about 12:30; YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER, north side of the west pond (from the north parking area
taking the trail to the right it was on the right).

 From Paul Cianfaglione:
04/26/14 - Farmington, Batterson Pond -- 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL.
East Hartford, Cabela's Field -- 1 UPLAND SANDPIPER.

 From Jason and Anthony Rieger:
04/26/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's -- 1 (probably 2) UPLAND SANDPIPER,
2 EASTERN MEADOWLARK, 3 WILSON'S SNIPE.

 From Tina Green:
04/26/14 - Stratford, Stewart B McKinney NWR -- 14 Boat-tailed
Grackles constantly vocalizing in the warehouse pond area.


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Subject: 04/25/2014 YH Blackbird, YT Warbler
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:57:04 -0400
 From Steve Specter via Frank Gallo:
04/25/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- Yellow-throated Warbler found not
far from where one was seen by Frank last week.  From the north
parking lot, proceed through the evergreens onto a rockly peninsulla
(where it was with some Yellow-rumped Warblers).

 From Tina Green With Sara Zagorski, John Marshall, Russ Smiley:
04/25/14 - Milford, Mondo Pond -- Yellow-throated Warbler NOT seen
from around 4:30 to 5:30.

 From Frank Mantlik, with Patrick Dugan:
04/25/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary (SW corner of large
lot) -- adult male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD continues. It was calling
and singing 6:50 AM from tall trees to right of feeder, then flew to
large budding Norway Maple at baseball backstop.

 From Bo Hopkins:
04/25/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary -- 10:30;
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

 From Mike Warner:
04/25/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- About 10:15 AM,
the Yellow-headed Blackbird appeared in some brush near the feeders.
It repeatedly called with a raspy drawnout squawk. It moved closer to
the feeders then settled on the ground under the feeders.  Seen well
with Brenda Innskeep, Bo Hopkins and 4 other birders.

 From Russ Smiley:
04/25/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary -- 12:30;
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

 From David Winston:
04/25/14 - Stamford, Cove Is Wildlife Sanctuary -- 12:30 PM;
Yellow-headed Blackbird.

 From Patrick Comins:
04/25/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler field (behind Cabela's) -- by
8:25 AM; 2 Upland Sandpipers, Eastern Meadowlark.

 From Steve Broker, Denise Jernigan, Roy Harvey:
04/25/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler field (behind Cabela's) -- around
noon; 2 Upland Sandpipers.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
04/25/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- Brown Thrasher.

 From John Weeks and Dick Haas:
04/25/14 - Suffield, Suffield WMA -- 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM; 2 Eastern
Meadowlark.

 From Ernie Harris:
04/25/14 - Bolton Backyard -- 6 to 7 AM; Purple Finch (female).

 From Patrick Comins:
04/25/14 - Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill Meadows -- 4 Blue-winged Teal and a
possible Mallard X Northern Shoveler.

 From SH Johnston:
04/25/14 - West Hartford/Farmington line, Rt 4 -- 6:50 PM; LITTLE BLUE
HERON seen flying east from Farmington into West Hartford, alighting
on point on land visible from Route 4. I was driving east on Rt 4 and
could not stop to look, but size, color (especially dark head and
light base of bill), and behavior were diagnostic. Very swift agile
flight, and an amazing display of whiffling, the zig-zagging
side-slipping motion frequently seen in ducks and geese during rapid
descent. I've never seen that behavior in so large a bird. It was
magnificent. I nearly drove off the road.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/25/14 - Branford, Branford Supply Ponds -- Common Raven.


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Subject: 04/24/2014 Yellow-headed Blackbird
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:54:55 -0400
 From Maryann Oleary:
04/24/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- about 8 AM?;
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.

 From Sara Zagorski:
04/24/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- 11 AM;
Yellow-headed Blackbird feeding on ground under feeders at back of the
park. Then flew into tree on left and into bushes behind. Very
brightly colored bird.

 From Ryan MacLean with Stefan Martin, Bill Wallace, Brendan Murtha:
04/24/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- 3:30;
Yellow-headed Blackbird returned to the feeders.

 From Jacob Musser:
04/24/14 - Stamford, Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary -- around 4:08;
Yellow-headed Blackbird seen and then hidden in the thicket behind
feeder but calling regularly.

 From Bill Asteriades:
04/24/14 - East Hartford, Rentschler Field -- UPLAND SANDPIPER and 3
EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.

 From Steph Stewart:
04/24/14 - East Hartford, Cabela's -- 4:30 PM; two Upland Sandpipers
in smaller field between old runway and active Pratt and Whitney road,
very close to chain linked fence/gate.

 From Patrick Comins:
04/24/14 - Salisbury -- Three Ruffed Grouse along the Mt Riga Road.

 From Steve & Charla Spector:
04/24/14 - Milford, Milford Point -- 11:00 AM; Snowy Owl. (Please do
not go out on sandbars and disturb nesting American Oystercatchers and
Piping Plover.)  Are we into record late date for Snowy Owl in CT?
2:00 PM; 4 Bonaparte's Gulls (various stages of black plumage on
heads).

 From Roy Zartarian:
04/24/14 - Hartford, Main & Arch Sts -- COMMON RAVEN in flight
carrying food.


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Subject: 04/23/2014 ST Kite, possible Pacific Loon
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:25:28 -0400
 From Michael McBrien via Shai Mitra:
04/23/14 - New London --  a basic-plumaged Pacific Loon on the west
side of the Thames River, in the Green Harbor section. It was “within
200-400 yards of the ferry but seen well enough to discern details of
face, bill shape, necklace, nape, etc.”  From looking at the map,
Michael thinks that it might have been visible from the end of Pequot
Ave. (if that is publically accessible).  Interestingly, Michael was
not aware of the Pacific Loon report from near there, earlier this
winter.

 From Frank Gallo:
04/23/14 - Bridgeport, I-95 -- Swallow-tailed Kite.

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/23/14 - Bridgeport -- I can't be certain, but I might have seen the
S-T Kite at 11:40 from the southbound I-95 exit 29 ramp. It was a
correct-sized raptor (kite or falcon) going away north over the beige
BTTC building. If it was the kite, a good place to check might be
Beardsley Park / Bunnell Pond up off Rt 8: a large pond, a stream, and
lots of woods (and a zoo).

 From Tina Green:
04/23/14 - Westport-Burying Hill Beach -- male Boat-tailed Grackle
observed and heard calling constantly from top of a tree.  This is the
second Boat-tailed Grackle I have seen in Westport this year.  The
previous bird was seen and heard on April 7th at Compo Beach.
southport, Southport Beach -- as of 1:20 PM Wednesday; 15 Bonaparte's
Gulls in various plumages.

 From Bev Propen:
04/23/14 - Milford, Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center (Milford Pt) --
1 pair of BLUE WINGED TEAL.

 From Dave Zawisha via Charlie Barnard Jr:
04/23/14 - Fairfield -- 6:15 PM; excellent looks at a Red-headed
Woodpecker in a tree on the south side of the intersection of Redding
Road and Longmeadow Road in northern Fairfield.

 From John Oshlick:
04/22/14 - Stratford, Warehouse Pond -- 5 Northern Shovelers and 9
Boat-tailed Grackles.
Milford -- 6 PM; 1 SNOWY OWL flew from the Milford point marsh across
the river. It landed near the large blue warehouse

 From Frank Mantlik:
04/22/14 - Stratford, Long Beach -- 3 ICELAND GULLS (two 1st-cycle and
continuing 2nd-cycle), 4 male Northern Shovelers.
Stratford, Short Beach -- RED-NECKED GREBE in river mouth, ICELAND
GULL (1st cycle) on tidal flats; likely a different bird than the 3 at
Long Beach this morning.

 From Randy Sabia:
04/22/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- Red-headed Woodpecker
remains in the same area as previously reported.

 From Roy Zartarian:
04/22/14 - Hartford, Cedar Hill Cemetery -- the RED- HEADED WOODPECKER
continued its appearances in section 9 between 11 and 11:30 AM. It had
even caught the attention of one of the groundskeepers who asked me
about it.
Newington, Southeast corner of Cedar Hill -- 2 COMMON RAVENS in
flight.

 From Tina Green:
04/22/14 - Litchfield, White Memorial Foundation -- 3 Virginia Rails,
3 Purple Finch.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/22/14 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park -- Brown Thrasher.

 From Robert Braunfield:
04/22/14 - Waterford, Harkness Park -- Large rafts of sea ducks just
off shore on Tuesday around 5 PM.  Approx. 100 Common Eider, 150
Scoter (Black and Surf).  All very close to shore, never seen that
there before.


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Subject: 04/21/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:18:24 -0400
 From Tina Green:
04/21/14 - Westport, Smith Richardson Tree Farm -- 2 pair of Brown
Thrashers.

 From Ginny Apple:
04/21/14 - East Hartford -- Peregrine Falcon flying East along I-84
just past the Bulkeley Bridge at 10:50 AM.

 From Hank Golet:
04/21/14 - Old Lyme, Griswold Pt -- 2PECTORAL SANDPIPERS.

 From Jack Swatt:
04/21/14 - Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 9 AM to noon; had a
LITTLE BLUE HERON flyover the West beach parking lot, then was later
seen in the marsh to the left of the main park Rd. The male
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE was singing in the trees at the entrance to Cedar
Point.

 From Paul Desjardins:
04/21/14 - Windsor, Northwest Park -- afternoon; audio Brown Thrasher.

 From Dave Provencher:
04/21/14 - Lyme -- A friend of mine (not a birder strictly speaking
but a keen and observant individual) mentioned seeing a female Orchard
Oriole in her Lyme yard this past weekend. I mentioned it might well
have been in an immature male.

 From Cynthia Ehlinger:
04/21/14 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point Park -- 2 Boat-tailed
Grackles (male and female) near entry guard house.

 From Tina Green:
04/20/14 - Stratford, Stewart B McKinney NWR, RR Tracks -- Wilson's
Snipe, 8 Boat-tailed Grackles.
Litchfield, White Memorial Foundation, Little Pond -- Virginia Rail
heard where the boardwalk makes a 90 degree turn, 2 Common Raven.
Goshen, Hageman Shean Rd -- Ruffed Grouse, first heard moving in the
dry vegetation close to the road and then observed moving through the
underbrush for ten minutes.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
04/20/14 - Stratford, Elm St, Shakespeare Theatre Park & vicinity --
19 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
Access Rd pond -- 20th Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.


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Subject: 04/20/2014
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:49:45 -0400
 From Bill Asteriades:
04/20/14 - Portland, Wangunk Meadows (north end) -- 10 BLUE-WINGED
TEAL (5 drake) in flooded field with an assortment of waterfowl. Seen
from parking lot with scope.

 From Roy Zartarian & Kathy Clark:
04/20/14 - Red-headed Woodpecker seen at sections 2 & 9 in Cedar
Cemetery, 6:00-6:15 PM.

 From Robert Dixon:
04/20/14 - Sterling yard -- PURPLE FINCH (1m), BROWN THRASHER, BLACK
VULTURE.


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