Date: 4/6/18 2:51 pm
From: Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] COA Gull Workshop, TOMORROW, Saturday 4/7
FYI,
For anyone attending the workshop, we will have COA hats ($20),checklists ($1), and also CT Birds by the Season ($5)available to purchase at the workshop.

Tina Green
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 6, 2018, at 3:11 PM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> We are a 'go' for tomorrow's workshop on gull identification. The weather
> looks like it's going to hold off just to our south. Still, I would
> recommend bringing appropriate clothing in case we are surprised by a stray
> rain/snow shower. Given the temperatures, winter gear is recommended.
>
> You can read below for prior messages in this chain, but to summarize, we
> are beginning at 8am at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Dr, Stratford, CT.
> Drive through the open gate, up the driveway, and to the building at the
> end of the driveway. The presentation will begin at 8am inside the
> building. The talk, including breaks, should take about 90 minutes. From
> there, we hit the field to study the gulls in real life.
>
> Carpool if you can, as we will be traveling to many spots along the coast
> in search of gull flocks. There will be an option to leave a few vehicles
> at Stratford Point if need be, for collection later in the day.
>
> We will be permitted to use the restrooms at Stratford Point.
>
> Nick
>
>
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:18 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm looking forward to this weekend's gull workshop. Here is a brief
>> rundown of the plan for those of you hoping to attend. We will start at 8am
>> with a presentation on gull identification at Stratford Point. From there,
>> we will search the coast for gull flocks, which tend to be very mobile at
>> this time of year! It may take some time to find our quarry. Our most
>> likely first stop in the field will be Southport Beach in Fairfield, due to
>> its history of producing gull variety in early April. After
>> Southport/Fairfield we would then work our way back to the east, chasing
>> the flocks as needed. However, this is not set in stone - we will start
>> wherever the late week reports dictate. There is no set end time for the
>> workshop as we will be making several stops, and the gulls' habits are very
>> unpredictable! Feel free to leave at any point in our travels. Stefan
>> Martin will also be leading the field portion of the workshop.
>>
>> At the presentation we will talk about the spring gull migration through
>> Connecticut and what causes them to concentrate here. The talk will be
>> geared towards all levels, with an aim to simplify gull ID for those who
>> have not spent much time studying gulls. Many photos will be shown!
>>
>> It is worth mentioning that there is supposed to be a snow event not very
>> far to our south on Saturday. There is a chance it could track far enough
>> north to bring us snow and postpone the workshop to SUNDAY (4/8). We will
>> post a decision Friday PM.
>>
>> Hope to see many of you there, assuming Mother Nature cooperates :)
>>
>> Let me know if any questions.
>>
>> Dress warmly! Winter refuses to leave...
>>
>> Nick Bonomo
>> Wallingford, CT
>>
>> "The COA Gull Workshop, led by Nick Bonomo, will be held on Saturday,
>> April 7th starting with an indoor session at 8AM at Stratford Point. After
>> the indoor session we will follow the gulls along the coast.
>>
>> All are welcome, bring a scope if you have one
>>
>> Bill Batsford
>>
>> COA Workshop Coordinator"
>>
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