[CT Birds] Milford Pt sparrows, shorebirds
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Mon Oct 26 17:46:54 EDT 2009
>From Steve & Charla Spector:
10/26/09 -- Milford Point, Francis Street spit and nearby sandbars -- On a warm, calm afternoon 300 gurgling Brant with about 500 shorebirds, mostly Dunlin, Sanderling, Black-bellied Plovers with many Greater and a few Lesser Yellowlegs. Also 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Least Sandpipers, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Wilson's Snipe. In the Spartina, quite a few Sharp-tailed Sparrows: at least 5 Nelson's (2 very pale), 1 prob. Saltmarsh. Also, 1 Seaside Sparrow with a few Savannahs, Swamp, Song. On the sand, 15 Snow Buntings, 1 Horned Lark. 3 Common Loon offshore.
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