[CT Birds] Stratford Tern flock, etc.
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 21 06:08:40 EDT 2010
7/20 Stratford, Long Beach Blvd., Warehouse Pond, 4pm - imm LITTLE BLUE HERON, 6
Great Blue Heron, 12 Great Egret, 5 Snowy Egret.
Stratford, Short Beach Park (small fee for non-residents), 4:30 (mid tide,
rising) - 860 Common Terns (mostly adults, but maybe 50+ juveniles), 2 Least
Terns. Most resting on bars and breakwater, but many flying/foraging. Could
pick out nothing unusual.
Stratford Point, 5-6pm - 200 Common Terns, 300 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
7/19 Stratford, Sikorsky Airport (and nearby saltmarsh) -immature PEREGRINE
FALCON, 27 Great Egrets, Clapper Rail and 5 mid-size young, singing Savannah
Sparrow, virtual flock of 30 juvenile Am. Robins, drying off on fence after
Access Rd pool, opposite R.E. Michel (refilled with rain water, so shorebirding
and railing will have to wait) - juv. Hooded Merganser.
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