[CT Birds] Stonington American Bittern-Yes

Russ Smiley rsbirder at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 12:42:33 EST 2017

Regarding the black-headed gull, I have seen and photographed it several
times from the town docks as it hounded feeding red-breasted mergansers.
Other gulls did likewise, but it seemed more consistent in this practice
than herring, ring-billed, or great black-backed gulls. (I also noted that
the latter often shadow common loons.)
Russ Smiley
Marlboroufh, CT

On Feb 20, 2017 9:32 AM, "Dyl Pedro via CTBirds" <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> This morning at Barn Island WMA at the third impoundment, an American
> Bittern continues (first photographed yesterday). Also of interest were
> some apparently newly arrived Northern Pintails (3) and the usual
> smattering of early early spring birds like Red-winged Blackbirds,
> Grackles, and a Fish Crow.
> I also checked Stonington spots for the Black-headed Gull but was unable
> to find it. Three Long-tailed Ducks though.
> Dylan Pedro
> Waterford CT
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