[CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope at Hammo
ghanisek at rep-am.com
Thu May 28 22:18:48 EDT 2009
The behavior description is perfect for Wilson's Phalarope, and the seasonal
timing is also very good. Late May-early June has produced plenty of records
of this species in the Northeast.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Collins" <jgcollins at cox.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:40 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Wilson's Phalarope? at Hammo
> 5/28 11:30 AM low tide, in new marshy area on right just before East
> Beach Parking area, I saw a bird I've never seen before and believe it to
> be a WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Looked like the field guide pic, was very active
> feeding with extended neck and bill, darting everywhere both in the water
> and in the grass, larger than the semipalmated plovers and smaller than
> the killdeer which were near it. Hopefully someone can relocate it
> Also saw the stunning Golden Pheasant on Willard's Island and the KING
> EIDER at Meigs Point and SEASIDE and SALT MARSH SHARP-TAILED sparrows and
> both the Immature and Adult LITTLE BLUE HERONS.
> PURPLE MARTINS were in the martin house at the Nature Center and also
> about a dozen resting on the big rock in the pond across the road.
> Jan Collins, Somers
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