Date: 12/28/20 6:08 pm
From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] 12/27 Stratford-Milford Preliminary CBC Results
Here is the current status on the SM CBC.  The Pandemic increased participation and eBird helps with increased submittals.  These may slow compilation but provide a more comprehensive count.  We are currently at 106 species.
The previously posted highlights in Lordship included Canvasbacks, Common Eiders (found in other coastal areas), Black-bellied Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Iceland Gull, Great Egret, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Redpoll (also at other areas), Red Crossbill (also at Milford and Long Beach), and 1 White-winged Crossbill.  The Long Beach Area also had a Northern Pintail and Glaucous Gull.  Cormorants, Owls and icterids were well-represented.  Clapper Rail and American Bittern were at Silver Sands.  Marsh Wren was another remarkable find at Milford Point.
A freezing trip on the Port Jeff Ferry was loony, but failed to turn up any rarities on quiet seas and light NW winds.  
Notable misses included Wood Duck, Green-winged Teal (CP), Greater Yellowlegs, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker (CP), and Eastern Towhee. 
Steve Mayo Bethany
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