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Checklist S47132753

 
Location
12 Cardinal Ln, Monroe US-CT (41.3212,-73.1907), Fairfield County, Connecticut, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
0.15 mile(s)
Observers:
CT bird atlas List , Frank Mantlik List , Janet Holt
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
16 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
Mourning Dove
4
Chimney Swift
2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Mississippi Kite

Continuing adult (male?) seen well though briefly, twice, at 3:14 and again 3:33, in flight low over treetops at 5 Cardinal Lane, with birder friends (and finders) the Holts. The distinctive size (smaller than the soaring Red-shouldered Hawk also present), shape (slender pointed wings and longish tail; almost falcon-like), color (medium gray body with darker underwings and paler, almost whitish, head), and its quick graceful flight were all features seen. No vocalizations were heard. Sightings were a tad too brief to obtain any photos, though J. Holt has obtained photos a few times since the first sighting on June 15. Given the bird’s repeated sightings in this localized area, I strongly suspect that the species might be nesting in the area. To that end, I walked the neighborhood in hopes of seeing the Kite again and/or finding a nest. No luck. There are several reservoirs / lakes in the area where it might go to feed in plentiful dragonflies: Isinglass and Means Brook Reservoirs, and Great Hollow Lake (in Wolfe Park); even closer is small Harvey Pete Pond.

Breeding Code
H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
1
Accipiter sp.

A possible N Goshawk (or Cooper’s) seen soaring and photographed in flight over intersection of Gray Ln and Walnut St.

2
Red-shouldered Hawk

Juvenile soaring and calling overhead. Plus I saw an adult carrying prey (small rodent?) and fly into a yard’s tree; along nearby Williamsburg Drive.

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
2
Blue Jay
1
American Crow
1
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Tufted Titmouse
1
House Wren
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
1
American Robin
1
House Finch
1
Common Grackle
 

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Yes