[CT Birds] 6/1 Sandy Point and Hammo
grace.profatilov at yale.edu
Sun Jun 1 15:04:49 EDT 2008
I took my 4 year old son birding at Sandy Point this morning around 7:30 and we saw 2 Black Skimmers and heard a Clapper Rail. There were too many fishermen out along the main beach already so there were no shorebirds. I think if we could have walked farther down the beach where I could see a lot of Least Terns flying we would have found more birds but it was too far for my son to walk. But I was really happy that he had a good look at the Black Skimmers because they're such interesting looking birds.
Later in the morning, we went to Hammonasett and I saw 2 Little Blue Heron, 5 Semi-palmated Plovers, and 2 Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows (a new bird for me!).
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