[CT Birds] coastal miscellany

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 19:17:04 EDT 2010


Here are some highlights (some repeats) from coastal birding today.

Madison, Hammonasset Beach State Park:
6 Surf Scoter
Northern Gannet (adult)
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
30 Tree Swallow
6 CAVE SWALLOW
35 Black-capped Chickadees (some moving early through the coastal dunes)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Hermit Thrush
120 American Pipit
Palm Warbler (Eastern)
225 Yellow-rumped Warbler
7 White-crowned Sparrow (immatures)
BOBOLINK (west end; one of my later records)
20 Purple Finch
45 Pine Siskin

New Haven, East Shore Park:
18 Laughing Gull
Palm Warbler
18 Yellow-rumped Warblers

Milford, Milford Pt:
3 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (juvs picked out by someone in the "Le Conte's
crowd")
7 Horned Lark
2 SNOW BUNTING
2+ Nelson's Sparrow (doing their best Le Conte's impressions)

Wallingford, MacKenzie Reservoir:
2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (adult, immature)
Pectoral Sandpiper

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
http://shorebirder.blogspot.com/



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