[CT Birds] Stratford, Green Winged Teals / Gull Question
donnacap at aol.com
Mon Mar 12 14:46:17 EDT 2012
Sunday there were 5 mail Green Winged Teals and 3 females at Wooster pond in Stratford between 1-130 p.m. Also present were few mallards and gulls. Not a goose to be seen.
Pond behind office building on Access Road had 8 juvenile Herons that I believe were Black Crowned as well as one small Blacked Crowned that I would guess is very young from his size.
Also, photos #4 and # 5 in link below are two pink legged Gulls. The one on the right in photo 5 is much smaller and has a more roundish head (very pink beak and legs). He stood out and caught my eye. I have more photos I could send if anyone wants to take a look. The plumage from what I understand from my Northern American Gull book, is probably 2nd winter going into 3rd year and would be similar for Herring and Thayers (and a few others). I think it is way too small to be a Herring Gull but there are so many other variables to take into consideration.
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