[CT Birds] Stratford Misc. 11/5

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 5 19:36:08 EDT 2011


>From Frank Mantlik
11/5  Stratford, CT

Boothe Memorial Park hawkwatch (9:00-11:45) w/ C. Barnard - 26 migrant raptors, 
1 local Peregrine, 2 Tree Swallows, 14 E. Bluebirds, 1250 Com. Grackles.

Lordship Seawall (1:35-2:00) - 9 Common Loon, 3 RT Loon, 1 Common Goldeneye, 3 
Long-tailed Duck, 1 White-winged Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Bonaparte;s 
Gulls.  Most ducks and the gulls were flying east; most loons were sitting on 
the water.

Stratford Point (2:10-2:50) - 1 E. Meadowlark, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 Harbor Seal 
(my first of season).

Short Beach Park - imm. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, flying around over lagoon 
marsh, 1 White-crowned Sparrow. 


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