[CT Birds] Stratford, Milford, Hammo, etc
Joejr14 at aol.com
Thu Jan 19 17:06:49 EST 2012
Long Beach: Iceland Gull present a bit further down the beach. Mixed
in with a bunch of Herring and Ring-billed. Also offshore were good
numbers of Scaups and Goldeneyes.
Frash Pond: Fantastic looks at a pair of male Canvasbacks that were
directly behind the shops. Got some good frame filling pics. Most of
the pond is still open.
RR Tracks: 1 deer unhappy with my presence, 6 song sparrows continually
moving ahead of me. On my way back to the parking lot OC Warbler in the
brush just after the marsh. Everything hunkered down after a buzz by a
Cooper's Hawk. Some decent views of the Warbler but never stayed out in
Thank you to everyone for the directions and tips. Much appreciated!
Almost all parking lots are barricaded off at Hammonasset. Nature
center parking lot was blocked off, so with the weather I didn't bother
to hike it to Willard's Island. Not much going on out by the Jetty and
I didn't feel like making the hike down the trail either. Had a Hermit
Thrush run across the road to a melted ice puddle on my way out.
McKenzie Reservoir: Plenty of Canada Geese and Ring-necked ducks, but
couldn't find the GWFG or the hen Redhead. The female Ruddy Duck gave
some pretty good views.
Bishops Pond- Frozen over. Nada.
More information about the CTBirds