[CT Birds] Marbled Godwit, etc.

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 25 21:07:25 EDT 2009

>From Frank Mantlik
8/25  Stratford, Housatonic River from Sniffen's Lane and Short Beach Park, 4:45-5:30 -I scoped 1 MARBLED GODWIT, 5 WHIMBRELS, and many usual shorebirds on sandbars of Milford Point; the godwit flew to the bar farthest west in the river, then back again.  Thanks Nick.
8/25 Access Rd. pool opposite R.E. Michel, 4:30pm - STILT SANDPIPER continues.  3 BLUE-WINGED TEAL also present 8/22 through this morning (when caught in baited trap of CT DEP).
8/25 Westport, Gray's Creek (behind Longshore Marina park) - 1 pied immature Little Blue Heron.
8/24 Stratford home - 28 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS migrating overhead 7-7:30pm
8/19 Stratford, near Airport entrance - flock of 14 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES leaving roost at 6:30 am.

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