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Summer Sunset

Posted on Aug 10, 2016

This has been one nonstop summer for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s art, education and conservation work in Connecticut. It feels like just the other day I was enjoying the peak of spring bird migration, and here we are entering mid-August. In reality we have been going full speed ahead since mid-March and the beginning of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds season which continues even now with birds still yet to fledge in the next couple of weeks. The Bridgeport WildLife Guards are still on duty at Pleasure Beach for another week and a half. The below photos were taken at Stratford Point on Tuesday evening where Audubon Connecticut Important Bird Area Coordinator Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe held a walk that Audubon Connecticut Director of Bird Conservation Patrick Comins and I assisted on. The series is in chronological order as the sun went below the horizon with the marsh and grasslands providing a pretty foreground.

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This was after a morning of string fencing and signage removal for Corrie and me at Sandy/Morse Points in West Haven for AAfCW. The walk was before and during a Connecticut Ornithological Association board meeting for Patrick and me, too, held at the special location of Stratford Point. Suffice it to say we and our partners are busy! I will show you what has been happening at Stratford Point to enhance its reputation as a locally, regionally, and globally important area for wildlife in upcoming posts. It is truly a remarkable site…more and more of the birds and butterflies learn that fact every day.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator