[CT Birds] Sandy Point and Hammonasset State Park
jacob.musser at yale.edu
Sat Jun 2 19:41:33 EDT 2012
A few birds to report from my time birding Sandy Point and Hammonasset
State Park today.
06/02/12 - West Haven, Sandy Point -- Black Skimmer, 14 species of
shorebirds including 1 Red Knot, 6 White-rumped Sandpipers, 19 Sanderling
Madison, Hammonasset State Park -- 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in western
parking lot in mixed flock of Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls. These
were likely 3rd cycle birds as they looked mostly like adults with slaty
mantles and yellow legs but retained a few brownish coverts and a small
amount of black in the tail. Also had the strange/possible hybrid
Tricolored Heron and 2 Little Blue Herons on the walk to Meig's Point.
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