[CT Birds] Stratford CBC 12/26 - Short Beach Area

Steve Mayo rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 26 19:43:32 EST 2010

In addtion to the remarkable sightings of Nick and Frank, Buzz Devine had an imm. Yellow-crowned Night Heron in Lordship.  The Stratford-Milford species total is currently at 90.  
Thanks to all who came out today and had to share the snowy road home with all the holiday travelers.  
Steve Mayo

--- On Sun, 12/26/10, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford CBC 12/26 - Short Beach Area
To: "Birds CT" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 6:54 PM

Scott Kruitbosch and I birded the Stratford-Milford CBC in the snow and wind on 
12/26, covering the Short Beach Area (and I checked a couple other spots 
-Northern Pintail, female  (Raven Park Pond = Rt 110 duckpond).
- 2 KING EIDERS (female), 3000 Greater Scaup, 10 Lesser Scaup, 3000 White-winged 
Scoter, 500 Surf Scoter, 1 BLACK SCOTER (foot of Cove Place).
-3 Pied-billed Grebes
-1 Double-crested Cormorant (breakwater off Short Beach)
- GREAT EGRET (Short Beach lagoon)
- American Kestrel, 11 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES  (Sikorsky Airport entrance 7:15am)
- 18 Am. Coot, 1 Wilson's Snipe  (Birdseye St. boat ramp / marsh)
- 1 Belted Kingfisher ("Avco" Cove)
- 25 Horned Larks, 1 Am. Pipit, 1 Lapland Longspur (Short Beach Golf Course)
- 35 COMMON REDPOLLS (Sniffen's Lane birches)

NOTE: Short Beach Park (and Long Beach) was gated closed, but I walked in and 
birded on foot.

Frank Mantlik
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