[CT Birds] Coastal Areas

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Tue Jul 22 18:28:44 EDT 2008


Hi Folks

Spent the day cruising for shorebirds


Old Saybrook, South Cove 9:45 to 10:00 low tide rising
East Lyme, Watts Island, Rocks off shore 11:00

Mute Swan	51	-
Mallard	7	-
Long-tailed Duck	-	1
Double-crested Cormorant	4	220	Many nests on the rocks
Great Egret	13	1
Snowy Egret	2	-
Greater Yellowlegs	2	-
Lesser Yellowlegs	10	-
Semipalmated Sandpiper	5	-
Short-billed Dowitcher	1	-
Ring-billed Gull	-	22
Herring Gull	-	120		Young birds on the rocks
Great Black-backed Gull	-	20	Young birds on the rocks
Common Tern	20	10
Least Tern	2	-

Westbrook, Menunketesuck I. 8:40 to 9:00 low tide rising
Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk. 1:00 High Tide

Double-crested Cormorant	9	220
Great Egret	1	1
Snowy Egret	-	3
Little Blue Heron	-	3
Glossy Ibis	-	1
Black-bellied Plover	3	-
Killdeer	-	6
Semipalmated Plover	15	6
Greater Yellowlegs	2	-
American Oystercatcher	2	-
Greater Yellowlegs	-	2
Willet 	15	2
Sanderling	3	-
Semipalmated Sandpiper	40	36
Least Sandpiper	-	12
Short-billed Dowitcher	1	15
Laughing Gull	-	1
Ring-billed Gull	1	54/2	2 juveniles
Herring Gull	61	39
Great Black-backed Gull	4	1
Common Tern	60	-
Least Tern	-	2

Dennis Varza
Fairfield






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