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New Bird Photographed – Boat-tailed Grackle

Day two of Connecticut hiking was just as awesome as the first day. While exploring the Stewart B. Mckinney NWR in Stratford (Great Meadows Marsh), I heard a grackle type bird calling out through the marsh.  It sounded different than … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot – Piping Plovers

An eventful day continued on Long Beach and Short Beach in Stratford with a decent amount of the federally and state protected Piping Plovers. Walking miles of coastline, I was bound to find some.  I didn’t spend much time photographing them … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot – Snowy Egrets

While eating lunch at the Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford, Connecticut, we noticed a snowy egret foraging on the shore.  I set up my gear and snapped hundreds of shots. Once again, this turned more into a learning experience than … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Northern Shoveler

While visiting Long Beach in Stratford, Connecticut, there were plenty of waterfowl on the ocean.  Most of them I’ve seen before, but for whatever reason (perhaps because it was high tide?), the ducks were closer to the shore than I … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Short-billed Dowitcher

Funny story about this species… I didn’t even know I spotted it until I reviewed the pictures I took in May! I ran into a mixed flock of shorebirds at the Coastal Center at Milford Point in Connecticut, which was … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Common Tern

Connecticut continued to be a great place in May to look for new species I’ve never seen before. At the Coastal Center at Milford Point, I found a mixed flock of shorebirds and terns sitting just off shore.  Many of … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Least Tern

Once I saw my 200th species of bird, the flood gates just opened up.  While in Rhode Island in May, I got my first glimpse of least terns.  They were pretty far away at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, but … Continue reading

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