[CT Birds] Stratford Point Forster's Tern
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 28 21:16:48 EDT 2016
Yes, 'should be a good early morning for passerines, including the first few tens of thousands of blackbirds at Lighthouse Point Park. 'Maybe a few thousand Robins and a few hundred Bluebirds as well..
From: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
To: "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 3:28 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point Forster's Tern
I had a Forster's Tern out over the river off the north end of the Point just now. Also, a "flock" of 5 Field Sparrows, behind the garage plus perhaps one more in the Emily Nissley Bird Garden near the parking area. Frank found an Eastern Meadowlark (well presumed Eastern anyway) in the deer exclosure near the parking area, which I got to see as well. Aside from that it is a really harsh day out there. A few Northern Harriers and I had a Rock Pigeon sitting on the rocks on the south shore...a fairly uncommon bird here for some reason.
Tonight could be good for migration and tomorrow warmer and far less blustery. Could be a good day for birds at the Point. I'll scatter some seed this afternoon for sparrows.
Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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