[CT Birds] Semipalmated plovers

Dan Rottino rottino at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 3 13:08:26 EDT 2013


Are they migrants?  Unfortunately just after the birders split up I found 2 of these at the west end across from the Swan Pond in one if those extremely critical freshwater puddles next to a parking lot.  

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Dan

On Jul 3, 2013, at 12:19 PM, "Dan Rottino" <rottino at hotmail.com> wrote:

> No rarities but some fun birds this morning partly with Paul Desjardins and some others:
> Large flock of 21 WILLET flying together, 1 GREATER SCAUP out of season continues resting at the exposed rocky flat at the end of Meig's Pt and very close up in the water, along with 4 RED-BREASTED MERGS incl 1 ad Male & 3 Females,  2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, and 1 BRANT, several SALTMARSH SPARROW, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER at the boulder pond, 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON & 1 LITTLE BLUE X TRICOLORED HERON HYBRID both at Meig's Pt marsh and boulder pond, 2 nesting BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE at Willard's Is Pavilion area.
> 
> Dan
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