[CT Birds] Gale sea watching 11/1

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 1 12:59:40 EDT 2013

11/1- At Stratford Point in 2 hours I had 30 scoters of all three species ( majority Surf), 1 Long-tailed Duck, both Loons, 1 Merlin and 5 Laughing Gulls.
Long Beach, Stratford now is loaded with the usual gulls and large numbers of Sanderlings and Dunlin.

At Point Judith this morning, in one hour Tom Auer had 1 each Cory's and Great Shearwaters and 1175 Black Scoters.
Ohhhh, to be on the Ocean!

Frank Mantlik

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On Nov 1, 2013, at 10:33 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I've been sea watching during today's gale force SSW winds and surf. My kind of birding day! So far at Stratford Point: small flocks of Surf and Black Scoters, Laughing Gull.
> Is anyone else out on the coast?
> Inland lakes might be productive as well.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
> Sent from my iPhone
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