[CT Birds] Hammo this afternoon

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 19:08:35 EDT 2012


Tricolored or the hybrid?

Mark 

On Sep 8, 2012, at 6:57 PM, kmueller at ntplx.net wrote:

> Hammonasset SP, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Nice Shorebird show in the puddles. In the west end puddles near the small parking lot: 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 9 Pectoral Sandpipers, 11 Least Sandpipers. While Jen and I were sitting there watching the Shorebirds, the large flock of Tree Swallows came in to 'scoop drink' in the small puddle- quite a show!
> 
> There were 118 Laughing Gulls in the Gull roost in the field between the parking lots (two-thirds immature birds). This is the most Laughing Gulls I have seen so far....and there were 23 more on the Nature Center parking lot Gull roost, and over 40+ feeding in the waves and rip southeast of Meigs. THat added up to a large concentration of Laughing Gulls! They kept coming in from the south from Faulkners Island. There was a swirling flock of feeding birds offshore- too far to ID, but I suspect more Laughing Gulls. Jen and I saw more Laughing Gulls this afternoon at Hammo than we usually do at the Cape May Ferry Terminal!!
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> THe small puddle in the Nature Center perking lot- 7 Least and 17 Semi-palmated Sandpipers. I didn't see a Western in the flock (although I did look hard)!
> 
> Meigs pond, 1 Tri-colored and 2 immature Little Blue Herons, 3 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Kildeer.
> 
> A Harrier was harassing an Osprey with a fish over the marsh near Cedar Island.
> 
> Keith and Jen Mueller
> Killingworth
> New England Coastal Birds   http://coastalbirds2.blogspot.com/
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