[CT Birds] Stratford sightings

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 1 21:40:29 EST 2011


As a follow up, photos and a second observer have confirmed that the wader was 
in fact an immature LITTLE BLUE HERON.

Frank Mantlik


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From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Wed, November 30, 2011 9:44:48 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford sightings

11/30  Stratford - Besides the previously-posted CAVE SWALLOW, TREE SWALLOW, 
SNOWY OWL, Peregrine Falcon, and Northern Gannets, I also today saw
- Great Meadows Marsh along Oak Bluff Ave.:  5 GREAT EGRETS.
- End of Sniffen's Lane: imm. BALD EAGLE, flock of 80 Snow Buntings flying 
around the tip of Milford Pt. then flew westward over me.

Some of my photos of the Owl, Egret, and Western Kingbird can be seen here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/avocetfm/

And from Barney Bontecou:
Stratford, Birdseye St. town boat ramp: SNOWY EGRET (or based on her 
description, possibly an imm. LITTLE BLUE HERON) 1:15pm.


Frank Mantlik
Stratford 
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