[CT Birds] Stratford Point big hits

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 14:49:11 EDT 2009


 From Scott Kruitbosch:
10/06/09 - Stratford, Stratford Point -- 1 DICKCISSEL (likely first-year), 1
adult CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 2 immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 1 adult
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 150+ Savannah Sparrow, 50+ Song Sparrow, 16
White-throated Sparrow, 2 Chipping Sparrow, 2 Swamp Sparrow, 1 Field
Sparrow, 50+ unidentified sparrow. Other migrants included 1 Gray Catbird, 4
Eastern Phoebe, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 4 Common Yellowthroat, 3 Palm
Warbler (1 western). 1 American Kestrel there as well.


All of the birds were found this afternoon. Unfortunately the gate is closed
at Stratford Point today, but it should be open tomorrow. Migrants usually
move in and out of there quickly, though hopefully at least some of them
stick around. The weather looks absolutely atrocious tomorrow with powerful
winds, so there may not be many birds found there whatsoever.

The majority of the sparrows were near the entrance gate and along the road
going towards the buildings. Other large groups were by the main building
and along the beach. The big two rarities were near the entrance and fence
line (somewhat near where the winter Clay-colored was earlier this year).


-- 
Scott Kruitbosch
Connecticut Audubon Society
Stratford, CT
kbosch at gmail.com



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