[CT Birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Rocky Hill Meadows

Sara Zagorski penguinsz at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 4 08:56:55 EDT 2015


The Buff-breasted Sandpiper is back with the Killdeer in the plowed field at the end of the motorcross road before the bridge.

Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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> On Sep 4, 2015, at 7:29 AM, Russ Smiley via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> Greg Hanisek pointed to the buff-breasted sandpiper this Friday morning
> when I arrived around 7 am. It is in the eastern quarter of the large
> plowed field first encountered on left as you enter from Goff Brook Rd. As
> we watched a merlin scattered the starlings. A second pass as I write this
> sent many of the killdeer aloft. However the buff-breasted stayed in a
> furough. The sandpiper took of on the fourth pass. Not sure where it
> settled.
> Russ Smiley
> Marlborough, CT
> On Sep 3, 2015 6:17 PM, "Russ Smiley" <rsbirder at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER continues where reported by Sara. I got
> pictures of it around 6 PM but have since then lost track of it. It blends
> perfectly with the dry soil and likes the furoughs.
> Russ Smiley
> Msrlborough. CT
> On Sep 3, 2015 11:18 AM, "Sara Zagorski via CTBirds" <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
>> 9/3 - Buff-breasted Sandpiper in with large flock of Killdeer.
>> 
>> Enter the meadows through the Goff Brook entrance off of Old Main St in
>> Rocky Hill and follow the road into the meadows. After you cross the bridge
>> the Buffy was in the first field on the left. This is the Motorcross Rd
>> which intersects Great Meadow Rd, so if entering from the ferry entrance,
>> stay on Great Meadow Rd and turn left at the major intersection, pass the
>> motorcross sot on the left, and the plowed field on the right is where the
>> bird is being seen. No sign of the Am. Golden-Plover.
>> 
>> Sara Zagorski
>> Wethersfield
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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