[CT Birds] 3/16 - Hammo - Oystercatchers, Bonaparte's Gull

Gina Nichol gina at sunrisebirding.com
Mon Mar 16 11:30:10 EDT 2015

A morning walk at Hammo produced my first Oystercatchers of the year, a distant
Bonaparte's Gull and a few other things.  There is still quite a bit of snow at
Willard Island but the Moraine Trail at Meig's Point is OK with just a few
patches of ice.

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT

Hammonasset--Meig's Point, New Haven, US-CT
Mar 16, 2015 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
31 species

Brant  8
American Black Duck  12
Greater Scaup  4     Flying west over the Sound
Surf Scoter  1     in mouth of Hammonasset River
Long-tailed Duck  5
Common Merganser  4     Fly over main rotary heading west
Red-breasted Merganser  8
Common Loon  6
Horned Grebe  2
American Oystercatcher  2     End of Moraine Trail
Black-bellied Plover  3
Killdeer  1
Ruddy Turnstone  3
Dunlin  1
Bonaparte's Gull  1     Probably more, far off shore
Ring-billed Gull  20
Herring Gull  35
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  5
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  2
Horned Lark  21
Black-capped Chickadee  2
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Common Grackle  10
House Finch  6
American Goldfinch  2

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