[CT Birds] Stonington Eared Grebe, other birds of late

Dyl Pedro pedrodyl at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 10:47:34 EST 2017

Spent the last couple of mornings in the Stonington area and had the following:
1 Winter Wren- Pawcatuck River Wildlife area
1 Brown Thrasher- Pawcatuck River Wildlife area
1 Eared Grebe- Stonington Town Dock. Continuing this morning 100 meters north of observation deck
1 Black-headed Gull- Stonington Town Dock. Continued yesterday just south of the train tracks, pestering Red-breasted Mergansers. Didn't see it this morning but didn't look too hard.
1 Killdeer- Stonington Como fields. Flying around calling

I've also had success Woodcocking in the evenings in various places in SE CT: 
Morgan P Chaney Sanctuary in Montville. Had 4 displaying in the fields across from the parking area (which you can't access because it's the area is a New London Water Supply, but you can still here and see the Woodcocks from the side of the road)
Haley Farm SP in Groton seemed to hold the greatest number (~6 displaying). I also had decent looks at one "peenting" right in the middle of the trail after sundown there. 
Avery Farm Nature Preserve in Ledyard (AKA Lambtown Rd. Ext on eBird). A conservative estimate of 3 displaying/calling there last night.

Good birding,
Dylan Pedro
Waterford CT

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