[CT Birds] Whimbrel Milford

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 27 14:35:24 EDT 2012


Afterwards, Charlie & I had good views of a FORSTER'S TERN (probable 1st-year) 
flying over the salt marsh as viewed from the Coastal Center's observation 
tower.  And a Peregrine Falcon came bombing in to flush up the 1500+ 
Semipalmated Sandpipers on a nearby mudflat.

One other note:  This morning on the beach side, I was scoping through a tight 
resting flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers, when I spotted a very RUSTY-BACKED 
peep (definitely not a Sanderling) just before the flock took off.  I could 
never relocate it.  Odds are it was a Western Sandpiper, but I can't rule out a 
rarer species.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford



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From: Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
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Sent: Fri, July 27, 2012 9:44:01 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Whimbrel Milford

7/27 Milford Point
Whimbrel just flew in and is on gravel bars now, 9:30am.
Frank Mantlik, with Charlie Barnard

Sent from my iPhone

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