[CT Birds] Sandy Point and Milford Point CACC, 8/21

Scholten, Andrew L ascholten at assumption.edu
Thu Aug 23 13:14:00 EDT 2012

Hello, CT birders,
  I birded Sandy and Milford Points on Tuesday and had the following birds:

Sandy Point:

-Double-crested Cormorant
-American Black Duck
-Great Blue Heron
-Snowy Egret
-Semipalmated Plover
-Piping Plover (1)
-Black-bellied Plover
-Sanderling (ca. 15)
-Least Sandpiper
-Semipalmated Sandpiper
-American Oystercatcher
-Common Tern
-Roseate Tern (2, w/commons)
-Herring Gull
-Ring-billed Gull
-Great Black-backed Gull
-House Sparrow

Nice flock of 25 or so Calidrid sandpipers, including possible Baird's.  The latter was the size of the Sanderlings, but browner and with a slightly different shape.  See above list.

Milford Point CACC:

-Great Egret
-Snowy Egret
-Semipalmated Plover (1)
-peep sp.; flock w/gulls
-American Oystercatcher
-Herring Gull
-Ring-billed Gull
-Great Black-billed Gull
-Mourning Dove
-Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted, 1)
-Tree Swallow
-Northern Mockingbird (2)
-European Starling
-Northern Cardinal (1)

Good birding,
Andy Scholten, Sudbury, MA/Westbrook, CT

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