[CT Birds] Stratford Point Black Scoters
PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu Nov 3 12:53:59 EDT 2016
A flock of 12 Black Scoters was off the north shore of the Point a while ago. All hens or immatures. An adult Peregrine Falcon was making a few hunting passes and the "gray ghost" Northern Harrier has been around most of the morning. We had a probable "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow at the water garden eating New England aster seeds (very pale and large, photos obtained). A few Field Sparrows hanging around and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers. I had one frustrating warbler that wasn't a palm nor Yellow-rump and I don't think Orange-crowned based on flight calls...tiny, but alas no ID worthy view.
Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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