[CT Birds] Short-eared Owl, McKinney WR Stratford

Cnevins77 at aol.com Cnevins77 at aol.com
Fri Nov 13 09:19:02 EST 2009


Windy day, very high tides.
 
Just past tidal gates on railroad path, SHORT-EARED OWL perched on post,  
hawking low over marsh.  Excellent views of it hunting for good 15 minutes,  
8:30 AM.
 
Also seen on trail:
 
Immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Great Blue Heron
American Widgeon (2 pair)
Hooded Merganser (2 pair)
Green-winged Teal
Black Duck (about 22)
2 Chipping Sparrows
5 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Song Sparrow
 
 
Lots of Ring-billed Gulls wheeling overhead



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