[CT Birds] Sandy Point - 17 White-rumped Sandpipers, Long-Tailed Ducks and more

Sunrise Birding sunrisebirding at aol.com
Wed Jun 6 22:28:14 EDT 2012


It was a lovely evening at Sandy Point.  Fantastic light, rainbows, but 
no rain and some good birds.  Highlights were a flock of 17 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS that came in and fed just a few feet away from 
us for the better part of an hour.  Also 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS swimming 
in the harbor.   EBird report below.

>From Gina Nichol, Steve Bird, Julian Hough and Sunrise Birding walk:
6/6/2012 -- West Haven, Sandy Point -- 17 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON


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Sandy Point Beach, New Haven, US-CT
Jun 6, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
35 species

Brant  4
Canada Goose  5
Mute Swan  45
Mallard  8
Greater Scaup  2
Long-tailed Duck  2
Wild Turkey  3
Common Loon  6
Double-crested Cormorant  14
Great Egret  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  5
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Osprey  1
Black-bellied Plover  4
Piping Plover  6
American Oystercatcher  3
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Willet  6
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  12
White-rumped Sandpiper  17     Close views of an actively feeding 
flock!
Amazing.
Dunlin  1
Laughing Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  16
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Least Tern  100
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  12
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  4
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4



Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding, LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
P.O. Box 274
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0274   USA
Office: 1.203.453.6724
Web site: http://www.sunrisebirding.com






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