[CT Birds] Stratford Skimmers, loons, merganser

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 19 14:58:47 EDT 2012

>From Frank Mantlik

6/19, Stratford, Dorne Dr., Short Beach Park (entrance fee for non-residents) - 
4 adult BLACK SKIMMERS resting on main beach next to concession at 1:15pm.  They 
flew upriver about 1:45 when a walker flushed them. Also 34 Common Terns diving 
for Sand Lance.

Stratford, Oak Bluff Ave., Long Beach -  2 basic-plumaged Common Loons and 
eclipse male Red-breasted Merganser in the marsh channel (Lewis Gut) 11 am. It 
appeared that the merganser is the previously-reported male with an injured 
right wing.

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