[CT Birds] 3/22 Bits: Gannets, Shoveler, etc.
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 23 08:29:53 EDT 2012
>From Frank Mantlik
3/22, Stratford, Lordship Seawall - 7 adult Northern Gannets fishing over LI
Sound at edge of fog (58F vs. 74F at home).
Stratford Point - 1 Northern Gannet, 1 Northern Shoveler (male), Tree Swallow.
Long Beach, Stratford - 2 Northern Gannets, 2000 gulls plankton-feeding
offshore. Only 10 Bonaparte's. I wonder if any large flocks (500+) of these
will appear in CT this spring. Or have they moved further north already?
Various sites , inland Stratford - American Robins were clearly migrating
overhead in small flocks (5-10) all morning. Many Northern Flickers seen today
too. Not to mention butterflies: Cabbage Whites and Orange Sulphurs.
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