[CT Birds] Grasshopper Sparrow Stratford Point

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at ctaudubon.org
Mon Apr 29 16:51:59 EDT 2013

 From Zach & Scott Kruitbosch:
04/29/13 - Stratford Point -- 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW that Zach flushed from the perimeter path a few hundred feet away from the lighthouse. It went from the revetment wall to the fence line and tree at the corner of the property near Long Island Sound. Photos & more information: http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2013/04/rare-grasshopper-sparrow-at-stratford.html

It went back to the grasses after and was subsequently seen there as well. If you visit and the gate is closed please DO NOT park on Prospect Drive where no parking signs are in place. You can access it via Short Beach or the nearby Wayne's Walk on Riverdale Drive. Grasshopper Sparrows are very difficult to find in spring migration, and it probably would have never been seen if not for Zach (my Shetland Sheepdog who helps with the site's waterfowl surveys). Don't worry, he only likes watching the birds.

It's not a Purple Gallinule (4/29/07) but it was a good job by the young man.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician
Connecticut Audubon Society
2325 Burr St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
CAS blog: ctaudubon.blogspot.com
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Email: skruitbosch at ctaudubon.org

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