[CT Birds] NHBC First Wednesday Walk 10/7 45 SPECIES
krisjohnson99 at snet.net
Wed Oct 7 14:59:21 EDT 2009
Even in the rain 13 participants came out to join in the NHBC First Wednesday walk at Hammonasset. The rain stopped about 9:45 although it was extremely windy all morning. We had 45 species but didn't see either the tricolored heron or Nelson's sparrow that had been reported previously. There were more than a thousand tree swallows gathering and swirling in the wind. We had a nice comparison of size with Black-bellied, semipalmated plovers and killdeer all in the field near the Nature Center. At the end of the walk beyond West Beach parking, Randy Domina (our leader) pointed out a COMMON SNIPE in the grassy field.
The next NHBC First Wednesday walk will be on 11/4/09 on Proto Drive in East Haven. Steve Broker will lead the walk. Directions will be posted closer to the walk date.
From Randy Domina and NHBC First Wednesday Walk
10/7/09 Madison, Hammonasset SP
COMMON SNIPE in grassy field beyond West Beach Parking Lot
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