[CT Birds] Little Blue Heron, Great Egrets, No Boat-tails
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Sun Dec 11 16:06:34 EST 2011
>From Frank & Linda Mantlik
12/11 Stratford, Birdseye St. boatramp and small marsh - immature LITTLE BLUE
HERON continues, 28 American Coot.
Oak Bluff Ave., Long Beach Park - 2 GREAT EGRETS in corner of salt marsh near
I have not seen the resident flock of Boat-tailed Grackles at Stratford's Great
Meadows since before Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene (Aug. 28), and I don't think
anyone else has reported them either. I've also looked for them to come to
their night roost a couple times, unsuccessfully. It seems as though the storm
"blew them away".
>From Frank Mantlik
12/10 Westport, Compo Beach- immature BALD EAGLE soaring over marina for 15
minutes mid day, 160 Brant, Surf Scoter.
Two immature Black-crowned Night-Herons in cedars along nearby Gray's Creek,
opposite 5 Compo Beach Rd.
12/8 Stratford, East Main St. (Rt. 100), Raven Pond Park (duck pond) - pair of
Northern Pintail (plus a 2nd male 12/11), and the male MALLARD X NORTHERN
PINTAIL hybrid was back as well (3rd winter in a row it has appeared here or at
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