[CT Birds] Stratford Misc. 11/5
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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
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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