[CT Birds] Greenwich Point terns
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 5 21:54:07 EDT 2012
And in Stratford at the Greenway / over Deluca ballfield, I too witnessed flocks
of gulls (Ring-billed and Laughing) and Common Terns flying around, hawking
insects. This has pretty much been an annual event in lat summer along the
(western) CT coast. In the past, I've been able to determine that the prey was
swarms of winged ants.
From: B Inskeep <binskeep at optonline.net>
To: CT Bird List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Wed, September 5, 2012 8:38:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point terns
I also observed a magnificent show of gulls and terms over Stamford - the
largest group consisted of surely a thousand birds at West Beach in Shippan;
they were feeding on insects in every direction with terms flying much higher up
than the gulls. The mass of birds was so extensive that they were feeding over
my house as well. This was between 5:30-5:45 pm. When I went back out at 7:00,
most had gone and those that remained were gradually moving west. Incredible!
Brenda Inskeep - Stamford
On Sep 5, 2012, at 8:22 PM, "wingsct at juno.com" <wingsct at juno.com> wrote:
> From Meredith Sampson:9/05/12 - Old Greenwich, Greenwich Point -- 4 ROSEATE
>TERNS, BLACK TERN with about 100 or so Common Terns along with
>Laughing and other gulls hawking insects over entire beach area
>from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Apparently there was an insect hatch. The
>lawn on the bluff was covered with mostly Ring-billed Gulls
>snatching insects off the ground. Quite a sight! Also at Greenwich
>Point this morning: BROWN THRASHER.
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