[CT Birds] 8/22 - Hammo & Sandy Pt

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 14:42:29 EDT 2011

As expected, it appears that overall shorebird numbers along the coast
are down following last night's cold front passage. Hammonasset Beach
SP was quiet with a PECTORAL SANDPIPER being the only notable
shorebird. There was a diurnal migration going on, with a few
Bobolinks and many swallows moving down the coast. Best was a single

Sandy Point at low tide was very quiet. Nothing of note and shorebird
numbers were minimal, including a grand total of 9 peep (5 Semis, 4
Leasts). There was a stiff NW breeze so I'd expect that Lighthouse Pt
had its first trickle of hawks today.

On the upside, decent numbers of Common Terns and Laughing Gulls at
both locations.

We'll have to keep an eye on Hurricane Irene and see what, if any,
effects we feel from her.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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