Date: 10/23/18 6:55 am From: Stefan Martin via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Stratford Point- Swallows 10/23 and Lapland Longspur 10/22
As I pulled in this morning I was again greeted by a few Swallows hawking insects over the upland (West side now) and jumped out of the car to start photographing them. I got excited when I noticed a Cave Swallow type flying around with one Barn and one Tree Swallow. The bird had some light markings on the cheeks but now in photo review, an all dark throat. So in the end this possible Cave Swallow turned out to be just a 1y Cliff Swallow (and oddly enough, my first for the property this year). Also, last night I was reviewing some flight-shots taken yesterday of birds flying by or overhead and was able to pick out a Lapland Longspur. Echoing resent reports from Hammo, people should be on the look out for this species as well.