[CT Birds] Stratford AM. AVOCET, passerine migrants

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 16 13:02:39 EDT 2011

>From Frank & Linda Mantlik

9/16  Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave. (Rt. 113) - Despite arriving late (mid-morning), 
there was decent migrant activity along row of trees:  3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 
male Scarlet Tanager, Northern Parula, 2 Yellow Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler 
(adult female), 2 Palm Warbler, 3 Blackpoll Warbler, 3 Am. Redstart, 2 Common 
Peregrine Falcon stooped on Rock Pigeons at Marnick's Restaurant.
1 FORSTER'S TERN with 20+ Common Terns on rock jetty by entrance to Long Beach 
(which is still closed due to storm damage).

The McKinney Refuge (Long Beach Blvd., near "Warehouse" Pond) had a few warblers 
(Blackpoll, BT Green), but the swarming mosquitoes are still brutally hungry! 
 Nothing of note on the pond.

Stratford Greenway, accessed behind Deluca ball field (Main St.) or from 
Birdseye St. - AMERICAN AVOCET resting on berm.

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