[CT Birds] Hammo

Brian Webster b.webster at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 19 09:42:07 EDT 2009

6/19, Hammonasset (6:30-8:30a)-
43 species total.
(3) Roseate Terns*
(5) Common Terns*
(12) Least Terns*
(2) Piping Plovers*
(1) King Eider*
(2) Surf Scoters*
(3) Glossy Ibis
(4) Great Egrets
(3) Snowy Egrets
(1) Black-crowned Night-heron
(4) Common Loons*
(15+) DC Cormorants
(4) Osprey
(1) Screech Owl
(20+) Willets
(7) Killdeer
(8) Marsh Wrens
(2) House Wrens
(6) Willow Flycatchers
(2) Great Crested Flycatchers
(1) American Redstart
(25+) Yellow Warblers
(1) Pine Warbler
(1) Flicker
(1) female Northern Pintail
(12) Black Ducks (one with 6-7 chicks)
(40+) Waxwings throughout
(9) Yellowthroats
(2) Clapper Rails
(5) Seaside Sparrows
(11) Saltmarsh Sharptailed Sparrows
(2) Savannah Sparrows
(4) Chipping Sparrows
(2) Purple Martins (house by nature center)
(x) Barn and Tree swallows
(9) Catbirds
* All seen at the end of Moraine trail where it is blocked off.  Except one of the 4 Loons was an overhead flyby.
I didn't see the Cattle Egrets.  The highlight of the walk was a downright silly amount of Cottontails.... at least 50.  And a skunk.  The BC Night-heron was almost at the very end of the jetty that is across from the parking lot by the boardwalk the goes towards the beach, near the nature center.  Waxwings were in just about ever stand of trees, conifer or not.  Same with the Yellow warblers.  The female Pintail was in the pond/marshy area at the very end.  No sign of a male.
-Brian Webster-
Stratford, CT
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