[CT Birds] Stratford-Milford CBC - 109 Species

Steve Mayo rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 27 20:35:21 EST 2009

The fog finally, suddenly, lifted mid-morning and today turned unseasonably mild with crystal clear viewing conditions.
Preliminary result of today's Stratford-Milford Count is 109 species.  Among the highlights were Rough-legged Hawk (Shelton Landfill on Rte 110), 2 Iceland Gulls (Long Beach, Stratford; Seaside Park, Bridgeport), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Beardesley Park, Bridgeport), Long-eared and Barred Owl (Milford), 2 E. Phoebe (both in Milford), Boat-tailed Grackle (Lordship) and Chipping Sparrow (Bridgeport).
Missed species included Snow Goose, RN Pheasant, N Gannet, Bald Eagle, Snipe, Woodcock, RC Kinglet, E Bluebird, and WC Sparrow.  
[A note to those at the compilation:  Species added this evening were E Screech Owl, Lesser BB Gull, BC NIght Heron, Chipping Sparrow, BT Grackle.]
Steve Mayo

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