[CT Birds] Western Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper @ Sandy Point

Richard Payne richardpayne07 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 19:54:55 EDT 2013

Went to Sandy Point this afternoon and struck out with the skimmers and the
red knot, but did have two Western Sandpipers and at least four
White-rumped Sandpipers on the beach of the main peninsula, at high tide.
Details and full list below.

R Payne, New Haven

Sandy Point, New Haven, US-CT
Jun 14, 2013 2:08 PM - 3:24 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)

29 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  1     Late individual lingering on the far sandbar.
Mute Swan  6
Mallard  9
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  3     2 adults and 1 first-summer bird, in the
Osprey  1
Piping Plover  2
American Oystercatcher  3
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Willet  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Western Sandpiper  2     Traveling as a group, separate from a nearby group
of 3-4 white-rumped sandpipers, on the main peninsula. One had rusty ear
patch and cap, both had very rusty red scapulars, down-curved bill and
black streaking on the breast. Both seen next to a much smaller and paler
semipalmated sp for an excellent comparison.
White-rumped Sandpiper  4
Ring-billed Gull  35
Herring Gull  20
Great Black-backed Gull  4
gull sp.  80
Least Tern  50
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  4
Willow Flycatcher  1
Barn Swallow  6
European Starling  25
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  6

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