[CT Birds] 6/30 Sandy Pt morning - 9 shorebird species

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 17:38:34 EDT 2012


This morning on the falling high tide at Sandy Pt, highlights were:

Brant  1
Black-bellied Plover  2     basic plumage
Greater Yellowlegs  1     alternate adult
Ruddy Turnstone  1     alternate adult
Sanderling  1     basic plumage
Least Sandpiper  1     alternate adult
Bank Swallow  1

Full eBird report:

Sandy Point, New Haven, US-CT
Jun 30, 2012 9:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     falling high tide
30 species

Brant  1
Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  25
Great Egret  2
Osprey  3
Black-bellied Plover  2     basic plumage
Piping Plover  11     5 ad, 5 fledged juv,, one chick
American Oystercatcher  9     adults
Spotted Sandpiper  8     adults
Greater Yellowlegs  1     alternate adult
Willet (Eastern)  4     adults; had seen 4 chicks here on a recent
visit at lower tide, but they could have easily been hiding in the
marsh
Ruddy Turnstone  1     alternate adult
Sanderling  1     basic plumage
Least Sandpiper  1     alternate adult
Laughing Gull  1     first summer
Ring-billed Gull  20
Herring Gull (American)  20
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Least Tern  100
Common Tern  30     including 3 second-summer birds
Mourning Dove  2
Willow Flycatcher  1
Tree Swallow  1
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  20
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
Red-winged Blackbird  2
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  5


Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com




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