[CT Birds] New CT BIG SIT Record, Milford Point
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Sun Oct 10 21:17:47 EDT 2010
10/10/10 Milford, Milford Point - 107 species: New CT BIG SIT Record
The Core Team ("The Surf Scopers") of Frank Gallo, Patrick Dugan, Jim Dugan,
Tina Green & Frank Mantlik. We birded the outer platform from 4:45am to 7:25pm.
Sunrise 7am; set 6:19pm. Part-time counters included Sara Zagorski, Wendy
Knothe, Vanessa Mickan. Several visitors during the day. Temp 44-66 F. Skies
Clear. Winds began light N/NW 5 mph, shifting W / WSW steady to 18 mph by 10:30
and through the day.
Highlights: Gadwall, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail (14), Green-winged Teal,
all 3 Scoter species, both Loon species, Great Cormorant, American Bittern, both
Night-Heron species, 10 species of diurnal raptors including WHITE-TAILED KITE
(early morning), Clapper Rail (seen-last species of day), American
Golden-Plover, Red Knot (2), White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper,
Bonaparte's Gull (2), Forster's Tern (3), Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, Chimney Swift (3-late), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (late), Red-breasted &
White-breasted Nuthatches, Marsh Wren, both Kinglets, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit
Thrush, 4 warbler species including Northern Parula and Blackpoll, Field
Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dickcissel, Rusty Blackbird,
Misses: Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Ruddy Turnstone, Least Sandpiper, Cedar Waxwing,
Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow.
The complete list will be posted at a later time on the CAS
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