[CT Birds] Aug 26 - Milford Point - Red Knot, Saltmarsh Sparrow +

Gina Nichol gina at sunrisebirding.com
Tue Aug 26 21:01:53 EDT 2014


This morning's Sunrise Birding walk yielded good views of several species
including Red Knot, Saltmarsh Sparrow, and comparative looks at Eastern and
Western Willets.  eBird report below.

For Roy's Daily Report:

>From Gina Nichol, Steve Bird and Sunrise Birding group:
8/26/14 - Milford, Coastal Center at Milford Point - YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON,
RED KNOT, SALTMARSH SPARROW


Coastal Center at Milford Point, New Haven, US-CT
Aug 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:37 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Sunrise Birding Walk with Gina Nichol and Steve Bird leading
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  1
Mute Swan  4
Mallard  1
White-winged Scoter  1     Continuing bird.  Adult.
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  50
Great Egret  7
Snowy Egret  5
Little Blue Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  3
Osprey  4
American Oystercatcher  20     Many on the outer jetty
Black-bellied Plover  85
Semipalmated Plover  20
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Willet (Eastern)  5
Willet (Western)  1
Ruddy Turnstone  10
Red Knot  1
Sanderling  40
Least Sandpiper  6
Semipalmated Sandpiper  200
Laughing Gull  8
Ring-billed Gull  20
Herring Gull  40
Great Black-backed Gull  8
Common Tern  60     feeding just in from the mouth of the river
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  20
Peregrine Falcon  1     Reported just prior to the start of the walk
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  12
Cedar Waxwing  1     heard flying by behind us
Saltmarsh Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
House Finch  3
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19579459

Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807
gina at sunrisebirding.com
www.sunrisebirding.com
USA 203.453.6724



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