[CT Birds] 12/24 - Bridgeport/Stratford notes

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 10:48:23 EST 2009

A few notes from some Christmas Eve birding, highlights:

Bridgeport, Saint Mary's:
35 American Wigeon (note that the Eurasian Wigeon that had been
wintering at Seaside Park has not been there this winter, and in my
two visits to Seaside there have only been a few Americans...perhaps
this is where the flock is hanging out. The ducks were scattered
through the marsh on the west side of St Mary's and likely several
wigeon were tucked in the marsh)
178 scaup offshore (mainly Greaters but I did pick out a couple
definite Lessers)
Cooper's Hawk (adult)
Savannah Sparrow

Bridgeport, Captain's Cove:

Stratford, Long Beach at dusk:
3 Northern Harriers (2 females, 1 male)
33 Boat-tailed Grackles (in a tree across the marsh)

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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