Monday, December 27, 2010

Stratford-Milford CBC 2010

Tina Green and I were able to sneak in a half-day's birding for the Stratford-Milford CBC before we decided it was time to give in to the snow. Our territory included South Bridgeport and a tiny sliver of Stratford.

Our highlights were:
Northern Pintail (female, Captain's Cove in Bridgeport)
34 Green-winged Teal (Bruce Pond in Stratford)
43 Lesser Scaup (Captain's Cove in Bridgeport)
Red-necked Grebe (Seaside Park in Bridgeport - nice spot Tina, bird of the day!)
2 Northern Gannet (Seaside Park in Bridgeport)
Double-crested Cormorant (Captain's Cove in Bridgeport)
2 Black-crowned Night-Heron (Captain's Cove in Bridgeport)
2 Peregrine Falcon (adults at nest box on I-95 bridge over Bridgeport Harbor)
Iceland Gull (presumed returning adult to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, at least a few years running now - this bird likes to loaf with other gulls on the sandy shoals exposed during lower tides)
2 Belted Kingfisher
American Pipit (Seaside Park in Bridgeport)
Swamp Sparrow (Seaside Park in Bridgeport)
Lapland Longspur (Seaside Park in Bridgeport)
9 Snow Buntings (Seaside Park in Bridgeport)

Pretty good for a snowy, windy morning!


adult "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull at Seaside Park

- NB

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