[CT Birds] Westport Shorebirds

Mardi Dickinson mardi1d at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 12:34:41 EDT 2013

As Luke Tiller reminded us, we checked out shorebirds in Westport.

From Mardi & Townsend Dickinson:
8/11/13 - Westport, Parker Harding Boardwalk; 2:30-3PM High Tide -- 80 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 1 Least Sandpiper, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 1 Laughing Gull, adult.
Westport, Grace Salmon Park; 4PM High Tide -- 45 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 18 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Laughing Gull.
Westport, Hillspoint Road, Sherwood Millpond; 5:10PM -- 1 Little Blue Heron, foraging to left of Egret roost along edge of salt marsh, 2 Least Terns, adult and young of year,
Laughing Gulls. There were flights of peeps leaving marshes of Sherwood Island, might be source of peep show seen later on Saugatuck River Flats.
Westport, Grace Salmon Park; on falling tide, flats exposed; 5:20-7:10PM -- 800-1000 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 20 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs.

Mardi & Townsend Dickinson
Norwalk, CT

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