12/22 – Stratford-Milford CBC: Seaside Park

Charlie Barnard and I covered the Seaside Park area of Bridgeport for a couple of hours this morning as part of the Stratford-Milford Christmas Bird Count, before we both had to head off to holiday commitments.

We ended up recording 32 species (plus 3 other taxa: a hybrid and two sp.) with our highlights being a first-cycle “Kumlien’s” Iceland Gull, Common Raven, Gray Catbird and a Lapland Longspur with Horned Larks at the West End. Other good birds included Horned Grebe, Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s and Red-tailed Hawks, the aforementioned Horned Larks, Snow Bunting and American Tree Sparrow. Photos below:

1st cycle "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull

1st cycle “Kumlien’s” Iceland Gull

Lapland Longspur with Horned Larks

Lapland Longspur with Horned Larks

Overall it was a fantastic morning. CBC birding is so fun and meaningful; I wish I had the time to participate in more of them.

-Alex

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One Response to 12/22 – Stratford-Milford CBC: Seaside Park

  1. Helen says:

    Wow, sounds awesome! Way to go! We saw a pair of Bald Eagles today! Happy Holidays! –Helen

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