[CT Birds] Milford Point: Nelson's Sparrows, Horned Larks

Chasbarnard at aol.com Chasbarnard at aol.com
Fri Sep 24 12:53:40 EDT 2010


There were at least 4 or 5 Nelson's Sparrows in the spartina alterniflora  
on the LIS side of Milford Point this morning at about 11:30 AM. They were 
in  with at least 1 Seaside Sparrow and 1 Saltmarsh Sparrow.  The patch of  
spartina which is to the left after you step off the boardwalk  and up in the 
corner where the Piping Plover nesting bar meets the  mainland is where I 
saw them. 
 
There were also 2 Horned Larks out on the plover nesting bar.  Also  
present was 1 American Golden Plover among the Black-bellied Plovers and 4 Red  
Knot.  A few Common Terns were plunge diving among a flock of gulls about  150 
yards offshore.  Two Peregrine Falcon fly-bys scattered the shorebirds. 
 
Charlie Barnard Jr.
Stratford, CT



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