[CT Birds] Snow Goose, Kestrels, etc. 4/5

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 6 20:02:03 EDT 2011

>From Frank Mantlik
4/5  Stratford - McKinney Refuge, 5pm- 15 Great Egret, 1 Snowy Egret, 3 Northern 
Harriers (1 male), 8 Tree Swallows, 1 SNOW GOOSE (flying around Lewis Gut, then 
landed in Great Meadows marsh; later visible from Long Beach).
Long Beach - Snow Goose, pair NORTHERN SHOVELERS, pair Northern Pintail, 
Russian Beach, Park Blvd./ Cove Place - 1000 gulls including, 250 Bonaparte's, 
in water feeding just below bluff; gannets.
Short Beach golf course  -  cluster of 5 Am. Kestrels in 2-3 shrubs.
Also, a number of Northern Flickers around.  There was certainly a lot of 
migrant movement today (birds coming north on southerly winds, then hitting our 
windy rain of the cold front).

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