[CT Birds] Stratford Point - Vesper Sparrow and Brant

twan leenders tleenders at ctaudubon.org
Sun Oct 2 20:30:56 EDT 2011

This afternoon during the Great Stratford Bird Festival at Stratford Point a VESPER SPARROW perched on the large pile of boulders in the parking area. It was loosely associated with a group of song sparrows & all birds were seen ducking in and out of the tall grass surrounding the boulders and occassionally popping into view on the rocks until the nearby raptor show with free-flying birds of prey made them all disappear.

Also, three ATLANTIC BRANT in the intertidal zone that had been present for much of today were briefly joined by a flock of another 33 Brant, before taking off and flying west along the shore. These were the first of the season for Stratford Point.

Twan Leenders
Conservation Biologist
Connecticut Audubon Society
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