[CT Birds] Fw: eBird Report - Milford Pt., Aug 15, 2012
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 15 21:51:06 EDT 2012
8/15 - I led a group of 5 others on a Sunrise Birding Walk at Milford Point (CT
Audubon Coastal Center) this morning. Highlights were the continuing out-of
season Brant (6), a hunting juvenile Peregrine Falcon, good views of 11 species
of shorebirds, 400 Common Terns, 5 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, and a pair of
Common Ravens. The complete eBird list is below.
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Subject: eBird Report - Milford Pt., Aug 15, 2012
Milford Pt., New Haven, US-CT
Aug 15, 2012 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Comments: SUNRISE BIRDING LLC Shorebird/Tern Walk, led by Frank Mantlik.
68-74F; Partly clear skies, following heavy rain and thunderstorms in early
morning, wind calm to East @ 10-15 mph. Highlights were intimate views of
hunting Peregrine, close views of most of the 11 species of shorebirds seen,
Brant 6 out of season group present here for 8 days so far.
Mute Swan 1
American Black Duck 3
Double-crested Cormorant 50
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 5 including a juvenile with a broken right wing,
standing in tidal cove, then on sandbar. Audubon staff later captured it, took
it to a vet/rehabber. The wing was badly broken at the shoulder and could not
be helped, so the bird was euthanized.
Black-bellied Plover 120
Semipalmated Plover 140
American Oystercatcher 5 including a pair with one fairly large young;
adults were attacked aerially by juvenile Peregrine before our eyes.
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Ruddy Turnstone 12
Semipalmated Sandpiper 700
Least Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 2
Laughing Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 15
Herring Gull 20
Great Black-backed Gull 8
Common Tern 400 good views of adults and juveniles on sandbar, but most of
flock resting on far breakwater.
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 12
Peregrine Falcon 1 great view of bird sitting atop sandbar, then in flight
as it chased other birds and Oystercatcher parents. Large size, probable female.
Common Raven 2 Surprisingly, a pair flying west over beach houses.
Purple Martin 15
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 50
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 12
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 18
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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