[CT Birds] NHBC Milford Point & Silver Sands Walk 4/3
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Wed Apr 3 17:10:38 EDT 2013
4/3 New Haven Bird Club "First Wednesday" Walk at Milford Point and Silver Sands
SP in Milford, led by Steve Spector, with 24 other participants. Sunny, 40-45F,
but cold brisk WNW wind resulting in wind-chilled exposed skin. About 46
species tallied, with these highlights:
- Milford Point: male EURASIAN WIGEON (in salt marsh), 7 NORTHERN GANNETS, 1
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, 1 GREAT EGRET, 7 Ospreys (including pair on nest
platform), 7 Piping Plovers, 4 American Oystercatchers, 12 Greater Yellowlegs.
- Silver Sands State Park: 1 NORTHERN GANNET, 1 GREAT EGRET, 1 Greater
Yellowlegs, 1 Bonaparte's Gull, 1 NO. ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW. We missed seeing
the Glossy Ibis reported earlier today.
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