[CT Birds] Stratford Point Terns

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Fri Oct 16 12:18:37 EDT 2015

Two Common Terns and two Forster's Terns mixed in with a large group of Laughing Gulls and the other usual gull suspects today at Stratford Point.  Also one White-crowned Sparrow near the alternate entrance and one Lincoln's Sparrow (by Scott) near the gate.

Additionally, a gull gave us a brief bit of excitement, being quite a bit smaller than the Laughing Gulls and having a lot of white in the primaries (at rest on the water), and being slightly paler than the adjacent adult Laughing Gulls.   Unfortunately, there was too little black on the head to be a Franklin's Gull so we're chalking it up to a funky Laughing Gull.


Patrick M. Comins
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President, Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

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