[CT Birds] Milford Point this morning

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 23:57:26 EDT 2011


Not much to add to Charlie's report, except that the RED KNOT count
got up to an impressive 13 birds (one adult, the rest juvs...none
flagged), and a single juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER dropped in for a few
minutes.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 3:32 PM, charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> This morning between 8:30 and 10:30, at the high tide, I birded Milford
> Point (the LIS side) mostly with Nick Bonomo, but also Dennis Varza and
> Charles Hills for a little while.   Here are my numbers of the more uncommon
> species, which may vary from those of Nick and others.: Black Tern (3),
> Forster's Tern (3), Black Skimmer (4),  Red Knot (8), Stilt Sandpiper (1).
>
>  More common species included about  450 Common Terns, 1 Least Tern, 35
> Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover (110),  Semipalmated Plover
> (150), Sanderling (80), Semipalmated Sandpiper (400), Ruddy Turnstone (2),
> American Oystercatcher (2) and Lesser Yellowlegs (1) There were also 2
> Peregrine Falcons present.
>
>  Nick was still birding when I left, so maybe he will expand this list
> later.
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