[CT Birds] Hammonasset Beach

Robert Mirer D.D.S. robert.m.mirer at snet.net
Tue Jun 23 21:54:15 EDT 2009

Ernie Harris and I spent a few hours at Hammonasset Beach State Park today (Tuesday).

King Eider hanging around with 2 Surf Scoters (Moraine Trail)
Red-throated Loon in 1st spring plumage (1)
Common Loon (1)
Little Blue Heron (1)
Glossy Ibis (at least 12)
Clapper Rail (4 heard, 1 seen and heard)
Willets everywhere
Least Tern (perhaps 6, fishing)

Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
As Chris Elphick suggested, both of these species were flying around and singing, and could be seen briefly teed up on grass stalks (from the platform on the east side of Willard's).

Rob Mirer
South Windsor

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