[CT Birds] Shearwater in and around Plum Gut

Thomas Robben robben99 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 22:10:35 EDT 2012

If you are on a CT ferry to/from Long Island, you might want to keep an eye
open for this shearwater(s) which might stray into nearby CT waters. This
bird was been reported to be "in the area for a few weeks".
Tom Robben
Glastonbury, CT

*Subject: Shearwater in Plum Gut*
From: Michael Scheibel <mscheibel49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:33:34 -0400

A possible Cory's Shearwater was observed yesterday evening feeding with
100's of Common terns in Plum Gut (between Orient Point & Plum Island),
Suffolk Co..
Aboard a charter fishing boat w/o binoculars the bird was readily
identifiable as a shearwater, & appeared to have markings of a Cory's.  The
captain of the boat said the bird has been in the area for a few weeks,
so I wondered if other birders may have seen this bird, or have an idea
which shearwater species would be most likely near land at this time of
This area is along the route regularly followed by the Cross Sound ferries.

Mike Scheibel

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