[CT Birds] Fw: eBird Report - Milford Pt., Aug 19, 2012

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 19 23:33:57 EDT 2012

Here's the eBird list of today's (08/19/2012) COA Shorebird Workshop, held at 
Milford Point.

Frank Mantlik

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Milford Pt., New Haven, US-CT
Aug 19, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     CT Ornithological Assoc. Annual Shorebird Workshop, led by C. 
Loscalzo, P. Comins, F. Mantlik, N. Bonomo, F. Gallo.  New this year was a 1.5 
hour indoor slide presentation first by PC & FM.  Then we went out to the beach 
and sandbars to view the high-tide (12:17) concentration of shorebirds.  We 
initially stayed together as one group, but eventually split up into 3 groups 
(sandbar, beach, outer marsh platform).  Twelve species shorebirds (39 species 
overall), including nice views of all the common migrant species.  The last of 
us left about 3:15pm. Weather: sunny, becoming cloudy to bright overcast, 
70-75F, calm-light wind. Great light conditions for viewing.
39 species

Brant  6     continuing rare summering flock.
Mallard  2
Common Loon  1     One basic-plumaged bird seen by some before the start of the 
Double-crested Cormorant  40
Great Egret  8
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1     adult in marsh
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  5     all juveniles, in marsh
Osprey  5
Black-bellied Plover  137     actual count.  all stages of adult plumage.
American Golden-Plover  1     adult in mostly breeding plumage; a different bird 
than the one at nearby Sikorsky Airport (Stratford) yesterday and today.
Semipalmated Plover  120     estimated number, virtually all adults
American Oystercatcher  7
Spotted Sandpiper  5
Willet (Eastern)  7     5 juveniles together on sandbar; two adults at tip of 
Ruddy Turnstone  13
Red Knot  1     adult still with some orange-red color on belly. First one 
reported here this fall.
Sanderling  100     estimate.
Semipalmated Sandpiper  700     estimate. good views of adults (mostly) and a 
number of juveniles.
Least Sandpiper  3
Short-billed Dowitcher  3
Laughing Gull  10
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  10
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Common Tern  400     mostly far out resting on breakwater or feeding out over 
river mouth/Sound.
Rock Pigeon  6
Mourning Dove  2
Peregrine Falcon  1     seen by some of the group
American Crow  1
Purple Martin  4     diminished number of birds at the nest colony and in the 
Barn Swallow  20
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  30
Yellow Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  30

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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