Date: 9/27/17 10:22 am
From: Jerry Connolly via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 3863, Issue 1

A trip out to Great Gull Island(equipment maintenance) on Monday September,9/27, found one young common tern(the last one to hatch) still being fed by at least one adult. Ready to fly soon. 30 plus Forster's Terns Feeding on incoming tide from Race in to LIS. Also small flock of 18 Common Terns . Two Royal Terns west of Little Gull Island

Matthew Male
Great Gull Island Project

The Audubon Shop
907 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT 06443

> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:10:22 -0400
> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Long Island Sound report 9/24
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> On Sunday 9/24 my brother and I fished the Sound, covering ground from Norwalk all the way to The Race (NY) and around Fishers Island and back.
> The sound was mostly birdless. We're sort of at that time between the staging Tern flocks clearing out and winter waterfowl moving in, but occasionally we get late Tern and especially Laughing Gull numbers that last through October. As of right now, that does not appear to be happening.
> We saw hardly any Terns, and LAGU numbers were quite modest. No whiffs of any pelagic species, even over the state line around Fishers in open water. Not many birds working the top water fish action either.
> The best sighting of the day came at The Race, where a large Leatherback Sea Turtle lingered at the surface for a minute. I first thought it was a seal when it's big head popped up. Very very cool.
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> Sent from my iPhone

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