[CT Birds] Stratford Highlights incl. Skimmers and Kite

Tina and Peter Green petermgreen at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 18 19:33:41 EDT 2010

9/18/10 - Stratford - Short Beach -7 juv. Black Skimmers continue (they put on a show skimming inches from the shore in front of myself and another birder who was on the beach),2 Brant,100 Sanderling,6 Common Terns feeding offshore
 Stratford Point- 500+ Tree Swallows and the White-tailed Kite.Tree swallows were in huge flocks at the Access Rd.pond also often skimming the water.
Access Rd.Pond- Pectoral Sandpiper,6 Greater Yellowlegs,7 Green-winged Teal
Warehouse Pond- Northern Waterthrush,9 Palm Warblers behind the warehouses.
Westport -Grace Salmon Park -100+ Semipalmated Sandpipers,9 Least Sandpipers,3 Semipalmated Plovers,3 Yellow-crowned Night Herons,2 Swamp & 2 White-throated Sparrows
I checked Sherwood Island for the Buff-breasted Sandpiper late afternoon and early evening just before closing - no sign of the bird.

Tina Green


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