[CT Birds] Regional Rarities roundup
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 3 10:22:37 EDT 2015
Hello all,Here's some food for thought to get CT birder's juices going.
Sterling, MA 10/2 - Leach's Storm-Petrel
Wachusett Reservoir (Worcester Co.), Ma 10/1 - 10/3 Northern Wheatear
Race Point, Provincetown, MA 10/2 - Sabine's Gull, 958 Northern Fulmars, 318 Jaegers
E. Andover, NH 9/29-10/2 - Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Manhattan, NYC 10/1 - Red Phalarope
Plum Is., near Orient, Long Is., NY 9/25 - Northern Wheatear
Staten Is., NY 9/28 - Say's Phoebe
Avalon, NJ 10/2 - 2 Sooty Terns
Heinz NWR, Philadelphia, PA 9/25 - Anhinga
And it was under similar weather conditions (3 days of soaking rain) Oct 15-16, 1985, that I discovered CT's first Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (a juvenile) among 50 Pectoral Sandpipers in rain pools at Veteran's Park, Norwalk.
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