[CT Birds] Westport WW Scoter Still Here

Tina and Peter Green petermgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 22 15:17:51 EDT 2011

8/22/11 -Westport - Compo Beach- White-winged Scoter continues just five feet from the beach today,preening a bit and looking like he's not going anywhere.  Cockenoe Island had 41 American Oystercatchers. Good numbers of shorebirds around for Westport including Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers,Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers,Ruddy Turnstones,Spotted Sandpiper on the beach and the sandbars.Also lots of Common Terns and Laughing Gulls still around and a Forster's Tern at the mouth of the Saugatuck River.
Sherwood Island SP - Quiet except for 53 Killdeer just off the rotary area and a small group of four Blue-gray Gnatcatchers moving through. I am seeing lots of juvenile Cedar Waxwings and  had 30+ Chimney Swifts on the move this morning.
Tina Green


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