[CT Birds] Fwd: [MASSBIRD] Wilson's Plover - Madaket, Nantucket - 28 Mar 2010

Alexander Burdo alexanderburdo at mac.com
Mon Mar 29 18:59:57 EDT 2010

Nantucket seems to get more Wilson's Plovers than anywhere else in the  
Northeast but upon remembering the recent conversation, I thought this  
would be of interest.

Alex Burdo

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jeremiah Trimble <jtrimble at oeb.harvard.edu>
> Date: March 29, 2010 1:20:06 PM EDT
> To: Massbird <Massbird at TheWorld.com>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wilson's Plover - Madaket, Nantucket - 28 Mar 2010
> Reply-To: Jeremiah Trimble <jtrimble at oeb.harvard.edu>
> I have posted some images of the Wilson's Plover found by Edie Ray and
> Trish Pastuszak at Madaket on Nantucket yesterday (28 Mar 2010) around
> 430pm to the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee Flickr site.  Vern
> Laux was able to get the posted images near 515pm at the same
> location.  Vern searched this morning and could not re-find the bird
> though it certainly still could be in the area given the extensive
> habitat available to it.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mararities/
> This amazing report represents the earliest record for Massachusetts
> by several weeks.  The previous early date was 19 April 1976, when a
> bird was seen at South Dartmouth.  There are over 30 records of this
> species in the state overall with the majority of records occurring
> from late May through mid June although there have been several
> reports from late summer to early fall as well.
> Best regards,
> Jeremiah Trimble
> Cambridge, MA
> -- Pastuszak
> Jeremiah Trimble
> Curatorial Associate - Ornithology
> Museum of Comparative Zoology
> Harvard University
> 26 Oxford Street
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> phone: 617-495-2471
> fax: 617-495-5667
> email: jtrimble at oeb.harvard.edu

Alexander Burdo
alexanderburdo at mac.com

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