[CT Birds] Stratford Point birds 10/1

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at rtpi.org
Thu Oct 1 12:06:34 EDT 2015

It was extremely windy this morning at Stratford Point, with a big NE 
flow pushing air and water into us. It is easing a bit now but that 
helped keep the passerines down. I was able to find a Lincoln's Sparrow 
near the second driveway gate along the Coast Guard strip. No sign of 
the Clay-colored or Kingbirds yet.

We have a couple dozen FOS White-throated Sparrows and at least two FOS 
Dark-eyed Junco with many Eastern Phoebes and some Gray Catbirds. There 
are Swamp and Savannah Sparrows mixed in with a couple Common 
Yellowthroat and Palm Warblers. I'll bet there are more goodies here 
hidden away from the wind. If you stop by check all the tree and shrub 

I didn't see Harley in the first pass today, but I'm sure he's nearby 
somewhere enjoying the waves. Hundreds of Laughing Gulls are here feeding.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701-9620
Tel. (716) 665-2473 ext. 224
skruitbosch at rtpi.org
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