[CT Birds] Friday 10/1 - WT Kite

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 09:27:50 EDT 2010

Not much to report from an early afternoon visit to a couple spots in
Bridgeport/Stratford yesterday. I failed to locate any major gull flocks, as
Tina Green reported. There was a male RING-NECKED PHEASANT feeding along the
edge of the landfill near the road at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, and there
were 40 Killdeer on the lawns along with very modest numbers of the 4 common
gull species. An AMERICAN KESTREL was migrating along the coast (at this
point the rain had ended and the wind was out of the north).

The WHITE-TAILED KITE was perched behind the tennis courts at Short Beach
for a few minutes before flying into the wind to the north once the skies
began to clear. An immature PEREGRINE FALCON was also making the rounds, but
did not directly interact with the kite.

As for Don's question about which day will be better at Lighthouse Pt, my
guess would be whichever day has more clouds. Right now it's looking awfully
bright and sunny out there, so perhaps tomorrow will have the better sky?

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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