[CT Birds] 6/28 Milford Pt (turnstone & fish)

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 29 10:46:49 EDT 2012


Nick,
Returning to Bridgeport on the ferry yesterday afternoon, I saw numerous (20?) 
surfacing schools of baitfish (bunker or baby blues) off the 
Stratford/Bridgeport shoreline. Almost no fisherman were there to try their 
luck.

At Cupsogue, LI, NY yesterday, a small group of birders including Shai Mitra and 
I saw 14 species of shorebirds (some species such as Red Knots and Dunlin have 
been summering there) and 7 species of terns, including Gull-billed, Royal, 
Sandwich, and Black.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford



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From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Thu, June 28, 2012 8:46:51 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] 6/28 Milford Pt (turnstone & fish)

Milford Pt near high tide this evening, with Carolyn Sedgwick, had a
single Ruddy Turnstone on the bars representing the only non-local
breeding species present.

Of note was an incredible concentration of bunker/menhaden just
offshore. There were over 20 schools being worked by game fish at one
time between Charles Island and the breakwater at the mouth of the
river. I've never seen anything like it.

Nick

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

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