Date: 4/12/19 2:04 pm From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] LBBGs more info and RFI
Hi James, That may well be the high count for the state. In general I would say that CT has never gotten the large numbers of Lesser Black-blackeds that occur in many places on the East Coast, all the way down to FL. I've had double-figure flocks at Cape May, NJ., but my highest CT count is 3.
Greg Hanisek Waterbury
On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 4:54 PM James Purcell via CTBirds < <ctbirds...> wrote:
> The Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Southport Beach stuck around for half an > hour or so, although they continued to fly off in small groups, so that > there were only 5 remaining by the time I left. > > It was really quite a treat to see 13 of these gorgeous adults in full > alternate plumage with pure white heads and bright yellow legs. > > I've done some digging around on eBird, and it appears that this may be a > high count record for CT, far and above previous high counts of 4 (at > Hammonasset and Windsor Landfill). Obviously eBird is not the end-all, > particularly for older or historic records, so I'm curious if anybody has > any records of many (e.g. more than 5) LBBG at a single location before > like this, to establish if this was an unusual one-off phenomenon (perhaps > a migrating flock?) or something more regular. > > Thanks! > > James Purcell > Fairfield > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit > http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org