[CT Birds] Fw: eBird Report - Milford Pt., Jul 27, 2012 - CASPIAN TERN
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 28 10:39:26 EDT 2012
As reported last night (7/27), I found an adult CASPIAN TERN during a Sunrise
Birding Shorebird/Tern Walk at Milford Point.
The full eBird list is below.
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Subject: eBird Report - Milford Pt., Jul 27, 2012
Milford Pt., New Haven, US-CT
Jul 27, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Comments: Sunrise Birding LLC Shorebird & Tern Walk. Timed for high tide
(about 6:30pm). Unfortunately 2 young photographers and 2 young fishermen
walked out to the tip of the major (plover-nesting) sandbar, flushing the vast
majority of shorebirds and terns, which were now roosting on the far offshore
breakwater. Still, we had a decent variety of shorebirds, many Common Terns,
and the main highlight was the Caspian Tern. The afternoon light was
spectacular, illuminating the water, marsh, and cumulous clouds beautifully.
Warm 85F, humid, calm winds. A few no-see-ums biting insects.
Double-crested Cormorant 150 most roosting on offshore breakwater
Great Egret 10
Snowy Egret 9
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2 including one adult that flew overhead
Osprey 8 including family with 3 grown juveniles in nest behind Coastal
Black-bellied Plover 4
Semipalmated Plover 50
Piping Plover 1 one heard calling, and seen by some in the group
American Oystercatcher 7 including pair with their small chick on nesting
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Sanderling 22 including one sick or injured bird floating/swimming in open
water off the beach; perhaps a victim of a Peregrine strike?
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3000 the vast majority were roosting on the distant
offshore breakwater, in two "carpets" on the rocks. Good close views of smaller
numbers resting along the beach and on sandbar.
Least Sandpiper 6 close views of these in the marsh from the parking lot
Short-billed Dowitcher 2
Laughing Gull 25
Ring-billed Gull 50
Herring Gull (American) 20
Great Black-backed Gull 6
Least Tern 5
Caspian Tern 1 adult with salt-and-pepper cap appeared on tip of
plover-nesting sandbar at high tide. It stayed for about 15 minutes, bathing
and preening, before it took off and flew east.
Common Tern 150
Mourning Dove 1
Purple Martin 15
Barn Swallow 25
Gray Catbird 1
Yellow Warbler 1 Tom saw a "yellow" warbler fly by; probably this species
Song Sparrow 5
House Sparrow 3
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