[CT Birds] Ashford 5/4 and Hammo 5/5

dennis.elphick at tiscali.co.uk dennis.elphick at tiscali.co.uk
Thu May 6 13:51:14 EDT 2010


Hi

HAMMO 5/5

MEIG'S Pt: - 25+ Brant; 6 Least Terns; Up to 40 Common Terns feeeding 
offshore - up to 12 resting on rocks later; 1 Black-bellied Plover; 3 
Kildeer; 5 Ruddy Turnstone; 6 Grey Catbirds; 2 Yellow Warblers; 1 Snowy 
Egret; 3 Great Egrets; 2+ Fish Crows.

WILLARDS ISLAND: - 1 Brown Thrasher; 7 Glossy Ibis; 1 Grey Catbird; 1 
Sharp-shinned Hawk;  1 Wilson's Warbler; 1 N Flicker; 2 Seaside Sparrow 
calls heard from different sections of the marsh; up to 10 Savannah 
Sparrows; 1 Northern Harrier; 1 Little Blue Heron; 1 Caroline Wren; 9 
Purple Martins (Nature Centre); 6 Yellow Warblers; 2 Great Egrets; Pr 
Purple Finches

ROTARY POOLS: - Up to 15 small peeps (probably Least); 5 Semi-palmated 
Plover; 2 Kildeer; 2 Purple Martins & Pr Mute Swans nesting (Swan 
Pond); 2 Yellow Warblers; 1 Great Egret; 1 Snowy Egret

Overall -  50+ Common Grackles; Robins; RW Blackbirds; Double crested 
Cormorants; 25+ Tree Swallows;  50+ Willets; 11+ Black Ducks; 10+ 
territorial Song Sparrows

ASHFORD 5/4

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at feeders

Eastern Towhee calling Church Farm Preserve


Dennis Elphick (Ashford)







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