[CT Birds] Stratford Black Tern & Skimmers

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 24 16:15:53 EDT 2011

>From Frank Mantlik

8/24  Stratford, Dorne Drive, Short Beach Park, 2:15 - 3:30pm - At the mouth of 
the Housatonic River, large flocks of foaraging and resting terns included: 1500 
Common Terns, 1 BLACK TERN (saw it fly by once towards Stratford Point; perhaps 
didn't stay to feed), 5 BLACK SKIMMERS (1 adult & 4 juveniles present the whole 
time).  Note:  non-residents are still charged an auto parking fee.

8/23 Stratford, Short Beach Park - 2500 Common Terns, resting and fishing at the 
river mouth.

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