[CT Birds] Stratford - Milford CBC Sunday, December 27

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 25 19:28:36 EST 2015

Birds in the hand.  Thanks, and Merry Christmas.


      From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
 To: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>; CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
 Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 6:58 PM
 Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Stratford - Milford CBC Sunday, December 27
Merry Christmas, Steve,

I didn't post results of Stratford birding yesterday 12/24, but I logged some Count Week species: Green-Winged Teal (Wooster Pond & 611 Access Pond), Canvasback (5 at Frash Pond), Northern Gannet (Lordship Seawall), Black-cr Night Heron (10 at 611 Access pond), Am Oystercatcher (2 - Milford Pt), Greater Yellowlegs (12, Johnson Creek, Bridgeport), Peregrine (McKinney Refuge), Com Grackles (our yard), Cowbirds (large flock at/near Short Beach).

Unfortunately I have been unable to find the previous two Cackling Geese nor Pintails at Wooster Pond. The goose flock is much fewer the past 2-3 days.

Frank Mantlik


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> On Dec 25, 2015, at 6:22 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> There's still time to join the Stratford-Milford Christmas Bird Count, Sunday, December 27, 2015.  You can come on down to the coast (from Milford's Morningside to Bridgeport's Fayerweather Isle) and conduct a sea-watch.  Or, jump on the Port Jeff Ferry ($18)  and scan the Sound, at least until you reach NY waters (7.5 miles from the CAS Coastal Center).  Or, contact me about a last minute assignment including Milford Point, Silver Sands and other choice birding locations.  
> If you are out and about in the Count Circle from12/24 to 12/30, please post to CTBirds or notify me of any finds.  We've already got some choice birds, including American Bittern and Boat-tailed Grackle for Count Period.  
> Steve MayoBethanyrsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
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