[CT Birds] Stratford birds, probable Glaucous Gull off Long Beach

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Tue Apr 7 10:35:46 EDT 2015


There were two Glossy Ibis and a Snowy Egret in the pool on the south west side of the start of the Lordship Causeway.  Several Boat-tailed Grackles were singing behind the warehouses (down by the fenced in parking area to the west of the Refuge entrance).

Lots of gulls foraging offshore of Long Beach, including a probable 3rd cycle Glaucous Gull.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't Mr. Long Beach, as it was huge and very white.   Almost seemed to dwarf the Brant at times and also any nearby Herring Gulls.   Also an American Kestrel at Long Beach.  (distant photos available).

Hannover Pond hosted at least one Common Loon in breeding plumage still.

Patrick


Patrick M. Comins
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