[CT Birds] Cabela's Baird's Sandpiper, 3 PM, 8/27

mresch8702 at aol.com mresch8702 at aol.com
Sat Aug 27 06:27:39 EDT 2011

That was actually on Friday 8/26 - not 8/27.  (another of those senior moments I'm afraid...)

Mike Resch

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Subject: [CT Birds] Cabela's Baird's Sandpiper, 3 PM, 8/27

 Baird's Sandpiper was present at the Cabela's pond in East Hartford at 3 PM on 
riday (8/27).  Other birds present were -
8 Least Sandpipers
 Spotted Sandpipers
 Solitary Sandpiper
any Killdeer
 Im. Green Heron - flew in from ??
0 Canada Geese - including several juveniles still smaller than the adults
 Savannah Sparrow (acting like a shorebird)
It's interesting that the Baird's was not present from 2:30 to 3 PM - 3 of us 
earched every inch of the pond edges with no luck.  I was about to give up and 
hen all of a sudden the Baird's was there!  Not sure if it was in the grass 
urrounding the pond as Baird's like to do, or whether it flew in from 
lsewhere.  The Green Heron flew in while we were there too, so maybe there is 
dditional habitat nearby.  In any case, if you don't see the bird when you 
irst arrive you might stick around for a while.

ike Resch
epperell, MA
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