[CT Birds] NHBC Milford Point & Silver Sands Walk 4/3

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
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.

Frank Mantlik
Stratford


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