[CT Birds] recent sw CT sightings

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 27 06:08:59 EDT 2009

Here's a few reports of recent sightings:
6/26 Stratford, Sniffens Lane, sandbar in river, 5pm (tide high) - 130 COMMON TERNS
6/25 Stratford, Short Beach and river flats, 8pm (very low tide) - 40 each of Great egret, snowy egret, BC night herons (all nest nearby at Charles Is., Milford); 1000 gulls - about 1/2 and 1/2 Herring and Ring-billed, plus 158 Laughing gulls, 20 common terns, 4 gadwall.
6/24 Westport, Kitt's Is., behind Inn at Longshore - 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS continue
6/24 Westport, Compo Beach & Compo Cove (Hillspoint Rd), 6:50am (low tide) - 75 Black-crowned night herons (3 juv.), 75 Snowy egrets, 55 Great egrets, 1 Yellow-crowned night heron, 4 Am oystercatcher (all nest nearby at Cockenoe Is.), many fishermen catching school bluefish.
Frank MantlikStratford

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