[CT Birds] Stratford
jhill003 at charter.net
Tue Apr 1 19:52:49 EDT 2014
Long Beach - pair of long tailed ducks, snowy owl, thousands of brant, scaup (almost all Greater) , hundreds of common goldeneye, horned grebe about 50% into breeding plumage, red necked loon, piping plover. Flock of 16 snow buntings - one female totally inbreeding plumage except bill still orange, others from 30-75% in breeding plumage.
Short Beach: five osprey playing team tag, northern harrier, lesser yellowlegs, great egret, 6 hooded merganser, 16 gadwall, 3 cormorants
Russian Beach, Lordship Seawall - a few more horned grebes, plenty of gulls including about 40 Bonapartes but no Little. Big flock of Dunlin & Sanderlings.
101 Second Street- 5 noisy Monk Parakeets busy building a nest on a transformer.
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