[CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper age?

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 21:59:12 EDT 2011

Kyle Bardwell was kind enough to forward photos of the Buff-breasted
that show the bird is indeed an adult, a nice record!

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I may have missed it, but has anyone mentioned the age of the
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rocky Hill Meadows? Given the very early
> date for this individual, I'm assuming the bird is an adult, but I
> don't recall seeing anyone specifically mention that. Adult Buffies
> are rare birds in CT and deserve mention. The bulk of the
> Buff-breasteds we see here are juveniles from late August through
> September.
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> www.shorebirder.com

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