[CT Birds] Stratford migrants/Stratford Point/SpringFest

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 14:01:43 EDT 2010

If you'd like to see what was around this week at Stratford Point, a post
from Coastal Center Director Frank Gallo, or pictures from the first
SpringFest that was held yesterday at the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary
check our blog at: http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/

I stopped by the Long Beach Blvd. pond area of the Stratford Great Meadows
IBA briefly during this cold and rainy Sunday. For the first time this
spring it was "birdy" with a lot of constant movement and activity.
White-throated Sparrows obviously dominated the birds. A couple Dark-eyed
Juncos were mixed in. Several Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers fed and sang
quietly from time to time. A Towhee and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher added to the
noise. Snowy and Great Egrets are all over the place now. It was nice to see
so much activity. This was expected after the cold front moved through last
night. Winds in the next few days will not be very cooperative. However,
it's that time, and some birds are going to move north despite them. I'd
expect heavy activity towards the end of the week after a slower start.

Scott Kruitbosch
Stratford, CT
Connecticut Audubon Society

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