[CT Birds] 5/30 shorbs, ducks, loons

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 31 07:28:22 EDT 2012

>From Frank Mantlik
5/30 - Good numbers of shorebirds were present at several coastal sites Wed.

West Haven, Sandy Point - 12 species shorebirds including 2 WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPERS.  Also 3 Common Loons, 2 Saltmarsh Sparrrows, Peregrine Falcon that 
caught an Eastern Kingbird after first knocking it into the harbor.

Milford, Milford Point - 2 Common Loons, 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 3 Laughing Gulls, 
12 Purple Martins.

Stratford, Beacon Point Rd., "Avco" Cove / Greenway - 1000 shorebirds of 6 
species at low tide.

Stratford, Long Beach - 6 Common Loons (5 in breeding plumage).

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