Date: 8/7/17 11:30 am From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] New London Ferry - highlights
8/7. Five birders rode the 7am ferry on LI Sound from New London to Orient (NY) and back...under cloudy skies with calm seas and before the rain began. Highlights were: - WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS: at least 7 in CT and 11 in NY. All were near mid-Sound. - ROSEATE TERNS: numerous birds among flocks of Common Terns in both CT and NY. - 7 BLACK TERNS flying together in NY waters. -4 BLACK SCOTERS and 9 COMMON EIDERS in CT waters; the former were near mid-Sound, the latter along the harbor shore on the Groton side. - 1 COMMON LOON in NY waters. - One large beaked DOLPHIN Species in NY waters. No photos, but good profile view when it surfaced. Bottle-nosed ?