[CT Birds] July 1 to 10 Ducks to Terns

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Thu Jul 1 20:43:54 EDT 2010


With the start of July we are in the back half of the year. One  
should be looking for post-breeding wanders, early fall migrants and  
Pelagics in the sound, particularly Wilson's Storm-Petrel. The early  
spring has resulted in higher water temperatures earlier in the Sound.

Brant
1982	Madison
1984	Greenwich
1986	New Haven
1994	Milford

Eurasian Wigeon	1997	Lyme

Greater Scaup	
1950	7/4	Old Lyme
1954	7/5	Guilford

Lesser Scaup	1895	7/9	Portland

Surf Scoter	1994	Stonington

White-winged Scoter	1994	Milford

Long-tailed Duck	Many Records

Red Throated Loon	1997	Milford

Red-necked Grebe	1997	Stamford

Cory's Shearwater	1997	Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk.

Greater Shearwater	1973	Saybrook

Manx Shearwater	1993	Stonington

Swallow-tailed Kite	1887	7/2	Lyme

Northern Bobwhite	1951	Guilford

Horned Grebe	1928	7/1	Fairfield

White-faced Ibis	1998	Madison, Hammonasset St. Pk.

Wood Stork	1949	7/1 to 6	South Windsor

Sharp-shinned Hawk
1946	Guilford
1955	Glastonbury
1993	Hampton
1996	Watertown
1997	Watertown

Black Rail	
1876	Saybrook
1991	Stratford

Purple Galinule
1985	Guilford

Common Moorhen
1949	Wethersfield	Nesting
1983	South Windsor
1995	Sharon

Semipalmated Plover
1998

Wilson's Plover
1948 to 50	Old Lyme	A bird hanging around for several years

Solitary Sandpiper
1981	Mansfield
1990	Mansfield

Upland Sandpiper	
1888	Litchfield
1948	Glastonbury
1953	Glastonbury, Suffield
1993	Stratford
1996	Windsor Locks
1996	Windham

Whimbrel
1982, 1991, 1994, 1997

Red Knot	1995	Milford, Milford Pt.

Semipalmated Sandpiper	
4 Record

Least Sandpiper
8 records

White-rumped Sandpiper	1992	Milford

Dunlin	1983	Milford

Ruff
1974	Stratford
1985	West Haven

Pectoral Sandpiper	1948	Fairfield

Short-billed Dowitcher
5 Records

Wilson's Snipe	1955	Marlburough	

Wilson's Phalarope	1999	Stratford

Red Phalarope	1981	Essex

Black-headed Gull	1985	West Haven

Bonaparte's Gull	
1892	Litchfield, Bantam Lake
1984	Greenwich
1996	West Haven

Iceland Gull	1986	Milford

Lesser Black-backed Gull	1999	Manchester

Caspian Tern	1992	Norwalk

Black Tern	
1995	Guilford
1999	Essex

Forster's Tern
1995	Old Lyme
1999	Essex	

Roseate Tern	1951	200 Guilford Goose Island Nesting

Black Skimmer	
1954	South Norwalk
1986	Milford
1991	Milford
1994	Stratford
1996	Stamford






























		




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