[CT Birds] Stratford odds & ends
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 11 06:08:33 EDT 2009
>From Frank Mantlik
7/9 Stratford (various coastal sites) and Milford Point - 9 species of shorebirds: 1 black-bellied plover, 1 killdeer, 3 Am. oystercatcher, 1 greater yellowlegs, 3 willet, 1 sanderling, 4 semipalmated sandpiper, 1 least sandpiper, 5 short-billed dowitcher. Within 2 or 3 weeks, southbound shorebird numbers should be much greater.
7/7 Stratford - 150+ Common Grackles flying over our house 7-8 pm, going to their evening roost in the marshes of the Housatonic River. This is an annual evening event from now through the fall.
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