[CT Birds] Long-billed Dowitcher, Stratford

charles barnard jr chbarnjr at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 14:17:28 EDT 2014

 The bird was in Ferry Creek (behind the Stratford Marina) feeding in the
mud and water with 26 Short- billed Dowitchers.

It looked like a male, because the bill length was not extraordinarily
long. However, the bird stood a bit taller than any of the Short-billed
Dowitchers and the body had that "swallowed a grapefruit look," with a
broad back and wide chest and belly. The shoulder hump was also very

Charlie Barnard

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