[CT Birds] Hammonasset Pectoral

Greg Hanisek ghanisek at rep-am.com
Sun Mar 25 13:09:23 EDT 2007

I think it is an underappreciated point of seasonal status that Pectoral 
Sandpipers are very early migrants. We don't get a lot of them at the front 
end of their spring migration, but it's not unusual for the first ones to 
appear in March. It's another bird to be looking for right now in the 
appropriate places. They're pretty inconspicuous when the landscape is brown 
and gray. Close looks through flocks of yellowlegs will sometimes turn then 

Greg Hanisek

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L. Becker" <rlbecker at SongStar.org>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 8:32 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Sherwood Island/Hammonasset

> Yesterday's highlights at Sherwood Island were Wilson's Snipe and a
> female American
> Kestrel. At Hammonasset we had another Wilson's Snipe and Pectoral
> Sandpiper
> (probably two).
> Joan and Richard Becker
>                              Richard L. Becker
>                      Fairfield County, Connecticut
> online at www.songstar.org      rlbecker at songstar.org
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