Date: 5/27/18 9:17 am
From: Jory Teltser via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Fairfield County Big Day Results
I forgot to add Boat-tailed Grackle to the checklist. Our total is now 131!

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 11:48 AM, Jory Teltser <aliencricket21...>
wrote:

> Yesterday, Preston Lust, Will Schenck (in part), and I participated in a
> Big Day across Fairfield County. Though it was fairly casual (We took
> frequent breaks throughout the day), we still birded for 20hrs around the
> county. We ended with a total of 130 species. This was a fairly low count
> in our opinion, but is probably expected due to the time of year (it's a
> little late in the season to a big day) and the fact that we took a
> location approach rather than a species approach when planning our route. I
> would guess that 140 (maybe even 150) species are possible for a big day
> for this time of year.
>
> Highlights include a self-found KENTUCKY WARBLER at an undisclosed
> location (though this is honestly not that big of a deal anymore, as it
> feels like they are showing up left and right across the state this year).
> Other highlights include White-rumped Sandpiper, Mourning Warbler,
> Black-billed Cuckoo, Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Long-tailed
> Ducks, Gray-cheeked Thrush, and Eastern Meadowlark.
>
> Here is the checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46038844
>
> Three consecutive big days can really take a toll on a person!
>
> --
> Jory Teltser:
> President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
> Aspetuck Land Trust
> Westport
> *Check out the Connecticut Young Birders Blog!*
> https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
>



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Jory Teltser:
President of the CTYBC, and Member of the Land Management Committee at
Aspetuck Land Trust
Westport
*Check out the Connecticut Young Birders Blog!*
https://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/
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