[CT Birds] Probable Common Ringed-Plover Stratford Point
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 4 05:27:56 EDT 2015
Regarding that juvenile plover with a prominent supercilium on the beach 9/3 that commanded our interest, my photos clearly show it to be a Semipalmated Plover.
However, a few minutes earlier there was a mixed flock of Semi Sands and Semi Plovers in flight. But there was one Semi-type Plover that was clearly larger. One photo of flock. Could it have been a Common Ringed??
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> On Sep 3, 2015, at 8:22 PM, "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> As of when I left it hadn't be definitively located. I am reasonably sure of the call I heard earlier and that it was slightly larger than the adjacent Semipalmated Plovers in the flock. Jory and Aiden heard a bird that they think sounded right, but all we could locate was a juvenile plover with a super-dupercillium, but not with much else going for it in the way of being anything but a Semipalmated Plover.
> I'm interested to hear Steve's thoughts on how well the bird we heard matches up with Common Ringed Plover in his opinion and memory.
> If anyone is going to look for the bird tomorrow, Short Beach may be the place to look in the morning as the tide is going out. High tide isn't until later in the day. IT is a few hours either side of high tide that the Point is best for shorebirds.
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> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2015 8:11 PM
> To: Comins, Patrick
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Probable Common Ringed-Plover Stratford Point
> Hi all, Any updates on this one?
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 3:28 PM, Comins, Patrick via CTBirds
> <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> I was just out with Steven Spector and Tom Murray. A group of Semipalmated Plovers put up and started calling. One of which sounded strange and was flying slightly sperated from the rest of the flock. It also appeared to be about 10% larger than the rest. What we first noticed though was a strange call. I just went back into the office and by my ear it is a good match for Common Ringed Plover! I will wait for Steve and Tom to weigh in on their recollection, but it sure sounded good to me.
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