[CT Birds] Heavy gull migration

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 29 18:15:03 EDT 2016

I tallied only 160 HEGUs all morning, going eat to west, today, Saturday.  I'm sure my count was low.  

We hawk watchers have to be more attentive to migrating Gulls.  And Bats, and Dragonflies, and Monarchs, and House Finch and Chickadees and...

Steve MayoBethany

      From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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 Subject: [CT Birds] Heavy gull migration
I stopped into Lighthouse Pt today from 145p to 300p. Over that time about 620 gulls, almost entirely Herring Gulls, steadily moved down the coast to the west. I also noted this movement while driving to and from the park. Dana said it had been going on all day. I'd imagine that several thousand HERGs were on the move today.

A juv Lesser Black-backed Gull was briefly on the beach at LPP today.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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