[CT Birds] Sandy Point 5/20

Julian Hough jrhough1 at snet.net
Thu May 20 17:18:50 EDT 2010

After last year's silent spring (summer and autumn!) the high-pitched calls of many Least Terns was a welcome sound! On the ebbing tide:
several Black-bellied Plovers, Semip Sands, Least Sands and Semip Plovers were apparent as were two Short-billed Dowitchers, several Turnstones and a breeding-plumaged Sanderling.

Local breeders such as Oystercatchers, Spotted Sands and Willets were evident, so signs are promising that this year will be a return to normalcy.

The tern colony is becoming overgrown in areas and I am wondering if anything could be done to clear those area to make what little habitat is present more attractive to the terns. No skimmers present.

Offshore, several northbound Common Loons and DC Cormorants were evident. 

Julian Hough
jrhough1 at snet.net


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