Saturday, April 11, 2009

10 Apr - BLACK BRANT, Stratford

An overdue subspecies for the state, found in the rain at dusk last night at Short Beach. Also photos below of Caspian Tern, Glaucous Gull, Northern Gannet.


Note the darker belly and more obvious white chinstrap (connected at front).


left


Center. Note the black belly still visible at this angle.


center


center, facing toward us and right


left-center, facing left


can you find it??

ALSO:

an early Caspian Tern also at Short Beach


Glaucous Gull at Sasco Creek, Southport


Northern Gannet flying past the West Haven shoreline a couple days earlier.

- NB

2 comments:

  1. "But as far as true rarities are concerned.....yawn :)"

    8-)

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  2. Just talking out of my ass I guess...

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