[CT Birds] Possible Sooty tern recovered

jaybrd49 at aol.com jaybrd49 at aol.com
Mon Apr 16 19:13:51 EDT 2007

 If you check Connecticut Birds by Zeranski and Baptist, you'll note that there were, at the book's publication in 1990, 18 CT records for Sooty Tern including 12 specimens. Inland records include birds from Torrington and Granby. Most of these, however, are from late July to early October. I don't know of any records from this early in the year. Make sure you save the carcass. Also, make sure you eliminate the possibility of Bridled Tern, a pelagic species that has been reported, I believe, at Falkner's Island after a tropical storm. This would be even more unusual. I just came back from cruising Nepaug Reservoir looking for storm birds, but all I saw were Mallards and Canada Geese!
 Jay Kaplan
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 Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Sooty tern recovered
  Hi All,

 I  just had Southington ACO contact me about a bird he picked up.  Unable to 
reach me quickly, the bird was brought to KBAH (vet) where it died. He said it 
was an unusual bird, so I had him come out to look at a field guide, he 
identified the bird as a sooty tern.  I consider his I.D capability to be 
reliable. He is going to go back and get the carcass and bring it to me for 
definitive I.D. 

More when I recieve the bird this afternoon.

Jayne Amico/Southington

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