[CT Birds] White-tailed Kite-Details

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 09:37:59 EDT 2010

Hey Dennis - I will be leaving very shortly and going to Stratford Point to
check this out. I will email anything I do or do not find to this list via
my BlackBerry.


On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net> wrote:

> I went to Short Beach Stratford to sit for several hours to watch the
> shorebirds as the tide went out.
> At around 8:00 I noticed some Common Terns attacking another white bird
> that was about half again as large. Upon further study, I noticed it had
> long pointed wings, a long square tail and black shoulder patches. I
> concluded I was looking at a Kite. Further observations included a black
> mask. The bird continued to fly south along the shore and into the trees of
> Stratford Pt. I have seen this species before in Louisiana.
> I have no cell phone therefore
> I drove to the point but it was closed.
> I drove to Milford Pt. and no one was around
> I drove home and here I am.
> Dennis.
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Scott Kruitbosch
Stratford, CT
Connecticut Audubon Society

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