[CT Birds] Sandy Pt LBBG

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 20:18:52 EDT 2013


The same first summer LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was back at Sandy Point this
afternoon on the falling tide, doing exactly what it was doing a couple
weeks ago...picking at the rocks of the jetty.

Shorebird & tern numbers:
Black-bellied Plover  2
Semipalmated Plover  3
Piping Plover  6     3 ad, 3 juv
Killdeer  1
American Oystercatcher  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet (Eastern)  1     adult
Sanderling  12
Semipalmated Sandpiper  125
Least Sandpiper  4
Least Tern  6
Common Tern  12     one begging juv

This was just before an impressive line of storms passed through the New
Haven area.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com



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