[CT Birds] Westport Sightings
Tina and Peter Green
petermgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 23 12:18:20 EDT 2010
8/22/10 - Sherwood Island SP - 61 LAUGHING GULLS,BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS,KILLDEER,SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS on the model airplane field
Compo Beach Marina - 1 juvenile COMMON LOON,presumably avoiding the easterly swells
8/23/10 - Grays Creek - 10 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS,SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS & PLOVERS,GREATER YELLOWLEGS
Grace Salmon Park - SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS & PLOVERS
Compo Beach - 12 RUDDY TURNSTONES,4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS,SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS & PLOVERS
Sherwood Island SP - BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS,SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS & PLOVERS,KILLDEER on the model airplane field.I also watched
two juvenile COOPERS HAWKS trying to catch squirrels unsuccessfully for about 15 minutes and they appeared to be working as a team on
the west side.
E.R.Strait Marina(Longshore Park) - I spotted the same juvenile COMMON LOON from yesterday in the marina close to the gas dock.This may be just a
coincidence,but,both today and yesterday,this bird appeared tired,eyes closing.Never feeding or preening or swimming about.
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