[CT Birds] Silver Sands highlights

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 16 15:20:36 EDT 2013


>From Frank Mantlik
3/16  Milford, Silver Sands State Park, New Haven Bird Club walk along with 18 
other birders:
45 species, with highlights being 2300 Greater Scaup, 1 NORTHERN GANNET, 12 
Great Blue Herons (most migrating east far out over LI Sound), GREAT EGRET 
(early migrant flying towards Charles Island),  MERLIN, pair Killdeer 
(copulating), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Walnut Beach woods), and the sound of many 
singing Red-winged Blackbirds.  There were very few sparrows or other passerines 
around.


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