[CT Birds] Westport Common Eider, etc.
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Fri Sep 24 23:17:07 EDT 2010
9/24 Westport, Compo Beach, 12:30 - 1:00 - During lunch, I watched a COMMON
EIDER, sleeping most of the time, drift with the sw wind to the NE towards
Sherwood Is. S.P. This was a new work-list bird, # 252.
Westport, Longshore Park Woods (Waterside Terrace) - Gray-cheeked Thrush, flock
of 10 Red-eyed Vireos foraging together low along road.
Bridgeport, Johnson Creek (off Exit 30 I-95) - 53 Greater Yellowlegs, 2
Stratford, Long Beach Blvd., Warehouse Pond - My first Dunlin of the season, 34
Great Egret, 3 Snowy Egret, 14 Green-winged Teal. And a Lincoln's Sparrow along
the RR trail.
Stratford, Access Rd. pond - Wilson's Snipe.
Stratford, Short Beach Park, 5:30-6pm - 9 BLACK SKIMMERS (3 adult, 6 juv.)
continue, 1000 Laughing & 300 Ring-billed Gulls aerially hawking insects (winged
ants) over entire park, Stratford Point, Airport, etc. WHITE-TAILED KITE seen
hunting over Stratford Point (among gull swarm)!
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