Date: 4/11/17 7:59 pm From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Highlights
So a pretty productive day again at the point. From 3:15p on, I counted over 400 Northern Gannets from the property with an amazing high count of 297 in view at one time! Strangely enough, during the period in which I counted the 297, most of the Gannets were sitting on the water but very distant and mid-sound. The YHBL continued on and off as usual but spent most of the day MIA. Tom Murray found a Brown Thrasher singing on top of the tallest tree near the lighthouse which I was able to observe as well. Around 6:30, Tom and I spotted a new species for the property flying west. A beautiful Tricolored Heron which I was able to snap a few record shots of. That's a total of 3 new species on the property this year! I wonder what the next bird will be.