[CT Birds] Snowy Stratford Birding (Rail / Horned Larks)

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 14:51:03 EST 2013


It's count week and a very nice list, Donna, so make sure your Captain gets
a copy.  Some of these may not be seen on count day.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Donna Caporaso <donnacap at aol.com> wrote:

> Somehow I thought today was Stratford's CBC and kept a list when I went
> out looking.  Good practice for next week  LOL    Considering the snow I
> did pretty good.
>
>
> Birdseye Boat Ramp 7:30a
> 1 Clapper Rail (he's there often - look just before mouth of affluent
> stream or just past waterfall)
> 1 Northern Harrier
> 1 Belted Kingfisher
> 11 Coots
> 6 Gadwall
> 10 Mallards
> 8 Black Duck
> 14+ Green Winged Teals
> 3 American Gold Finch
> 2 Cardinals
> 2 Dozen+ RIng Billed Gulls
> 5 Herring Gulls
> 1 Great Black Backed Gull
>
>
> Frash Pond 8:15a
> 25+ Buffleheads
> 2 Greater Black Backed Gulls
> 12+ Herring Gulls
> 3 Cormorants
> 5 Canvas Backs (FOS for me!)
> 3 Greater Scaup
> 16 Mergansers
> 60is Canada Geese
> 4 Swans (2 Juveniles)
> 20+ Starlings
>
>
> Pond on Private Property (Access Road)  8;50
> 1 Adult Black Crowned Night Heron
> 3 Juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons
> 2 American Crows
> 1 Downy Woodpecker
>
>
> Long Beach Blvd 9:15a
> Behind the Warehouses:
> 12+ Song Sparrows
> 8 American Golden Finch
> 2 Robins
> 12 Starlings
> 8 White Throated Sparrows
> 1 Downy Woodpecker
> 3 large flocks of Canada Geese flew over
>
>
> Behind the Staples/Buckley Warehouses near back pond 9:45a
> 1 Carolina Wren
> 3 White Throated Sparrows
> 2 Fox Sparrows
> 1 Downy Woodpecker
> 4 Junco
> 8 Robins  (Trees with fruit still)
> 12+ Starlings
> Medium Size Hawk in Tree (flew off before I could ID but think Merlin from
> tail/size)
>
>
> Lordship Blvd/Airport  10:30a
> Good number of Buffleheads and Mergansers in marsh streams
> 3 Horned Larks at Airport
> 7 Mourning Doves
> 1 Northern Harrier
>
> 7 White Throated Sparrows
> 8 Song Sparrows
>
>
>
> Long Beach 11:10a - 12:30p
> 1 large raft 50+ Common Goldeneye
> 1 smaller group of 25 Common Goldeneye
> 75 +/- Sanderling/Dunlin (mostly Sanderling)
> A lot further done beach I couldn't ID
> 5 Great Black Backed Gulls (2 1st year)
> 100+ Herring Gulls (various ages)
> 50ish Ring Billed Gulls
>
>
> Donna Caporaso
>
> Stratford, CT
>
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