Friday, April 20, 2012

April Stratford Point bird walk postponed

Tomorrow's bird walk at Stratford Point from 12-2 is being postponed until next weekend, Saturday April 28. While we may be able to just avoid some showers or low chance of thunderstorms preceding a heavy rain event Sunday through Monday, there stands a good chance at some morning and early afternoon fog. At Stratford Point you can frequently have thick fog that does not burn off for a considerable time and at this point of the year I'd much rather have things bright, sunny, and singing everywhere. New information is as follows:

Connecticut Audubon Society Conservation Technician Scott Kruitbosch will lead a public bird walk at Stratford Point on Saturday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. We will be welcoming in the first warblers, some new shorebirds, more long-legged waders, and migrant sparrows, vireos, and swallows. We will very likely see at least a couple of Purple Martins in our gourd tree as we have spotted a pair there already. It is a good month to see a Brown Thrasher, American Kestrel, Savannah Sparrow, all seen in the last week on site, and more of the well over 30 state-listed bird species Stratford Point has held in the last few years.

We will also discuss the conservation projects that Connecticut Audubon Society will be involved with in the coming spring and summer and the ongoing work at the site. The walk will be free and we suggest bringing binoculars and a spotting scope, if you have one. Make sure to dress for the season! It is usually safe to assume that this exposed coastal spot is windier and colder than much of the state even on warm days. Please meet in the visitor parking lot by the buildings. Stratford Point is located at 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford. For more information, contact Scott Kruitbosch:

With that said, it is a little early, but watch for potential mini fallouts with any fog and the southerly flow tonight ahead of tomorrow's cold we go.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

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