[CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN, Stratford Point 9/27

Ross Allen emperor_ross at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 28 08:05:03 EDT 2011

I stopped by on the access road behind the Birdseye Dock on 9-27 around 2:30-3:15 and saw 2 Great Egrets, with a Snowy Egret, several sandpipers of various size, and what I thought was an Eastern Phoebe. What I thought was a DC cormorant at first glance, or maybe a GB Heron, turned out to be an Ibis, although what type, I am not sure of. There were certainly plenty of DC cormorants an various seagulls there, too. Also, around the same time on 9-26, I saw a Greater Yellowlegs in the marsh grass near the start of the bike trail.

From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Cc: Miley Bull <mbull at ctaudubon.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:14 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] CASPIAN TERN, Stratford Point 9/27

From Frank Mantlik
9/27  Stratford, Stratford Point - adult CASPIAN TERN flying around Housatonic 
River mouth, then resting on sand flats with gulls and feeding shorebirds 5:45 - 
6:15 pm.  With the new moon, tides today were very low tonight and very high at 
mid day.  Great numbers of Savannah Sparrows around today (here and at airport).
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