[CT Birds] Whimbrel Milford
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
From: Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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
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