[CT Birds] Barn Island WMA (Stonington) egrets, ibis, hosting many juv's
brianw15th2v at att.net
Sat Jul 30 22:31:47 EDT 2016
Today at Barn Island WMA (Stonington) the marsh had more egrets every time I counted. Over one hundred and many snowy egrets. Around twenty glossy ibis were flocked with them. At one point over fifty egrets lined right up and I took a photo from the trail and only eleven are adult great egrets. Adult GE were combing the flats and I don't ever recall seeing egrets so active. Around fifty semiplamated sandpipers were counted in two flocks along with ten yellowlegs. I heard some willets but didn't see many. Six cedar waxwings, swamp and song sparrows, seaside, and sharp-tailed sparrows were seen on the trail. Also noted bluebird and robin juveniles sharing the same roost.
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