[CT Birds] 4/5 Milford highlights
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 5 17:54:21 EDT 2016
4/5. I visited several sites in Milford today. Highlights:
Milford Point & Wheeler salt marsh - SHORT-EARED OWL (seen well in flight over salt marsh, landed in Phragmites hummock at north end), 6 Northern Shovelers, 300+ Green-winged Teal, Bald Eagle, 4 Piping Plovers, 2 Am Oystercatchers, 30 Greater Yellowlegs.
Silver Sands SP - 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, with several Killdeer on grassy field just south of "sparrow lanes" (overflow grass parking lot), Bald Eagle, Common Raven.
Mondo Ponds (Naugatuck Ave, east of Bic Drive)- Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, both Kinglets, 3 Pine Warblers.
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