[CT Birds] Major coastal predawn migration

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 08:01:59 EDT 2012


Hundreds of migrants littering Stratford Point - get out!

On Friday, October 5, 2012, Tina and Peter Green wrote:

> Things are hopping at Race Pt. Birds flying in off the water.
> Tina
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 5, 2012, at 6:51 AM, "Nick Bonomo" <nbonomo at gmail.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > Things are quieting down right now at 640am just before sunrise, but the
> density was unbelievable earlier. I'm going to make estimates by doing some
> math later but you couldn't go 2 sec without a Swainson's Thrush, and
> double-digit Gray-cheek including one higher pitched bird that may have
> been Bicknell's. We'll see if my iPhone spectrogram image will be enough to
> distinguish.
> >
> > Not sure what this will mean for this morning's birding but it couldn't
> hurt to get out and look, particularly along the coast.
> >
> > They're still going in lower density now.
> >
> > Nick
> > Wallingford
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On Oct 5, 2012, at 6:19 AM, B Inskeep <binskeep at optonline.net<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Same in Stamford - Shippan, right outside my house. It's incredible!
> >>
> >> Brenda Inskeep
> >>
> >> On Oct 5, 2012, at 6:14 AM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Standing right now on the coast in Norwalk, 610am, hundreds of flight
> calls per minute in the fog. Amazing.
> >>>
> >>> Nick
> >>> Wallingford
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
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Scott Kruitbosch
Stratford, CT



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