[CT Birds] Stratford Long-billed Dowitcher, Forster's Tern, etc. 8/29

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 29 16:37:31 EDT 2013

8/29  Stratford - SUNRISE BIRDING Shorebirds & Terns trip, led by Frank Mantlik, with assistance by Gina Nichol, Steve Bird, and Charlie Barnard. Numerous stops along the Stratford shore: Stratford Point, Short Beach, Stratford Greenway/"Avco" Cove, Stratford Marina. 45+ species. Highlights included LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (among 11 species of shorebirds), FORSTER'S TERN, large flock of Common Terns, 3 BRANT, COMMON LOON, PEREGRINE FALCON, and a pair of COMMON RAVENS. Overcast, seasonal temps 70'sF, humid, NE wind at 15 mph. 

The full eBird report is here:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15042655

Frank Mantlik
Stratford, CT

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