[CT Birds] Stratford LARK SPARROW, Skimmers, Peregrine

Zagorski, Sara szagorski at daypitney.com
Fri Sep 2 21:06:24 EDT 2011


I was at Milford PT until 7 pm and the Black-neck Stilt was out in the marsh at the end of the point by the river mouth and the avocet was on a sandbar to the right of the main viewing platform.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield




----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Mantlik [mailto:mantlik at sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 08:59 PM
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford LARK SPARROW, Skimmers, Peregrine

>From Frank and Linda Mantlik

9/2  Stratford, Prospect Dr., Stratford Point -  LARK SPARROW still present, 
feeding in old grassy paved lot below the red mower at 5:45 - 6:00 pm.  It 
appeared much like the "drab 1st winter" as illustrated in Sibley.  

9/2  Stratford, Dorne Drive, Short Beach, 6:50 - 7:40pm  - thousands of birds 
(gulls, terns, cormorants, shorebirds) in the Housatonic River mouth, and on the 
exposed sandbars.  Highlights were 4 juv. BLACK SKIMMERS, juv. Peregrine Falcon 
chasing everything up (and eating a shorebird).  Did not see the Avocet nor the 
B-N Stilt. 
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