[CT Birds] Whimbrels,etc.
Tina and Peter Green
petermgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 7 18:17:04 EDT 2009
9/7/09-Stratford-Long Beach Blvd,behind the warehouses
9 WHIMBREL,3 GLOSSY IBIS,3 GREAT EGRET,10 SNOWY EGRET,1 GREAT BLUE HERON,1 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,6 GREATER YELLOWLEGS,6 PEEPS(unidentified),KILLDEER calling,2 BELTED KINGFISHER,1 MERLIN,1 AMERICAN KESTREL,1 OSPREY,10 WILD TURKEY,CANADA GEESE(many)
All of these birds were seen at the same time. The Merlin flew in chasing the Kingfishers and,amazingly,all the birds stayed put and did not move. The Merlin "put on a show" for about 60 seconds and landed in the dead white birches near the snow fence and the Kestrel came in about 3 feet above him. And there they stayed for 5 minutes both preening!
Long Beach Blvd Pond behind the warehouses
3 GREEN-WINGED TEAL,3 GREAT EGRET,4 SNOWY EGRET,MUTE SWANS,Numerous mosquitoes within 30 seconds of scanning!
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