[CT Birds] Stratford Milford CBC Preliminary Results
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 23 14:56:43 EST 2014
There was no official compilation and we're still a couple areas short. Belated and still preliminary results from last Sunday included 1 Selasphorus (presumed Rufous) Hummingbird seen on Count Day by the Trumbull homeowner. Unfortunately the second Rufous Hummingbird (present in Stratford for some time) was last seen on Saturday December 20. Two Rufous Hummers on one NE CBC would have probably been unprecedented!
Other highlights included (Count Week) Snow Goose, several Eurasian Wigeon, Surf and White-winged Scoter, 2 American Bittern, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, BC Night Heron, Merlin, Peregrine (with prey, being chased by a vociferous Cooper's Hawk over Bridgeport's Bunnell's Pond) Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Snowy Owl (Bridgeport's Fayerweather Island), Long-eared Owl (Milford), Short-eared Owl (Silver Sands), Pileated Woodpecker, Com Raven, RB Nuthatch, Marsh Wren (Milford's Nell's Island), Northern Gannet (Stratford Point) , and Palm Warbler (Caswell Cove).
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