[CT Birds] Sandy Point shorebirds, raptors
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 7 07:20:33 EDT 2013
Among the shorebirds 8/6 were my first juvenile Least Sandpipers (2) of the season at Sandy Point, and another at Oak Bluff in Stratford. I missed seeing the Western Sandpiper that John Oshlick had found. However I saw a Semipalmated Sandpiper that John found there that was wearing a USFWS band on the right leg, and a blue leg flag ("JNH") on the left leg. We'll submit the sighting to the Banding Lab.
Also yesterday, there were almost no terns around:
Sandy Point: 4 Common, 1 Least
Milford Point: 15 Common, 12 Least.
It seems after the largely failed nestings this year that the majority of terns have departed the area.
From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
To: Birds CT <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 5:14 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandy Point shorebirds, raptors
From Frank Mantlik, with Sunrise Birding Walk
8/6 West Haven, Sandy Point - 44 species, including 10 species of shorebirds, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 5 Glossy Ibis, Peregrine Falcon, immature Bald Eagle, 2 Saltmarsh Sparrows.
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