[CT Birds] Corrections - Long Beach, Stratford, Feb 1, 2018
ashippee at snet.net
Sat Feb 3 18:54:47 EST 2018
Ebird reviewer and fellow list member Greg Hanisek made two corrections to my list from Long Beach, Stratford. 1) The loon was COLO, given beak & body structure (the amount of white led me astray); 2) the sparrow was an Ipswich race Savannah. All in all a good visit, even if no SNOW. I added WWSC, LTDU, COGO, HOLA, and SASP to my life list.
Arthur Shippee, Hamden
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> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Long Beach, Feb 1, 2018
> Date: February 3, 2018 at 1:15:58 PM EST
> To: ashippee at snet.net
> Long Beach, Fairfield, Connecticut, US
> Feb 1, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Went there for Snowy Owl, but didn't see it.
> 14 species (+1 other taxa)
> American Black Duck 20 Many more in various locations around. Marsh side.
> White-winged Scoter 1 Surf side
> Long-tailed Duck 20 At least, in a couple of rafts. Surf side
> Bufflehead 12 Marsh side
> Common Goldeneye 8 Surf side
> Hooded Merganser 2 Marsh side
> Red-breasted Merganser 8 Marsh side
> Common Loon 1
> Sanderling 2
> Dunlin 30 Sanderling & Dunlin surf side.
> Ring-billed Gull 10 There were a bunch of gulls around, RBGU & HEGU so far as I could tell, considerably more than 20
> Herring Gull 10
> gull sp. 30 Total 50 gulls is not from a count, but from recollection to give a sense of scale. It could have been a good number more, but not many times more. Review Greg Hanisek suggested I enter some number here to reflect more clearly what I saw. I wasn't paying them much attention.
> Horned Lark 11
> Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich) 1
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42422744
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