[CT Birds] Stratford-Milford CBC Preliminary Results

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 22 19:20:46 EST 2012

 107 species with most parties reporting (a few notable gaps so we could still add a couple more).  Highlights included 1 White Ibis (Lordship and Silver Sands), 2 Common Raven (Milford Point), 3 Black Vulture (Shelton/Stratford), 20 Boat-tailed Grackles (Lordship), 5 Great Egret (Lordship), Razorbills (Milford Point and Stratford Point), N Gannets (Stratford Point and from the Port Jeff Ferry, north of "Middle Ground"), 1 Common Eider (Stratford Point), Common Redpolls (Milford Point) and 1 Vesper Sparrow (Silver Sands).

Thanks to all participants - including the Audubon Connecticut "Wildlife Guards" - who braved steady westerly winds (gusts to 35 mph). 

Observations correlating with other recent CT CBCs:  plenty of Winter Wrens, plenty of RT Loons and 2 day-roosting Barred Owls.  Low numbers of sparrows and Icterids.

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