[CT Birds] 09/09/09 Hammonasset Birding

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Wed Sep 9 14:03:15 EDT 2009


A nice morning at Hammonasset the highlight being unusually close looks at  
a White-winged Scoter at Meig's Point.  Apparently the bird has been there  
for weeks.  Amazingly, it came out of the water and preened on the beach  
for several minutes allowing excellent views.  The King Eider was  present at 
the end of the Moraine Trail.  There were few mosquitos  today but lots of 
poison ivy around the trail.  
 
09/09/09 - From Gina Nichol and Sunrise Birding group:
Madison,  Hammonasset State Park (8-11 AM) -- LITTLE BLUE HERON, KING EIDER 
(end of  Moraine Trail), White-winged Scoter (near Meig's jetty and on the 
beach!)  
Other species recorded: Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Common Loon,  
Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret,  Black-crowned 
Night-heron, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk,  American Kestrel, 
Merlin, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Laughing Gull,  Ring-billed Gull, 
Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Rock  Pigeon, Mourning Dove, 
Belted Kingfisher, American Crow, Fish Crow, Tree  Swallow, Gray Catbird, 
Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow,  American Goldfinch. 
 
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