[CT Birds] Midday shorebirds Stratford Point

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at rtpi.org
Sun Jul 31 13:34:59 EDT 2016

Stratford Point has had a lot of shorebirds here today with 1,500+ 
Semipalmated Sandpiper in and around feeding and some roosting during 
the falling tide. Also present were 1 Western Sandpiper, 1 probably 2 
Pectoral Sandpipers, plus representative Semipalmated Plover, Ruddy 
Turnstone, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Sanderling, Short-billed Dowitcher, 
and Spotted Sandpiper. They were constantly shifting, always changing 
location, moving in and out, and tough to pin down for long.

It's difficult spotting in all the wind for the upland birds but at 
least 1 Bobolink continues, and more Yellow Warblers, Orchard Oriole, 
House Wren and flycatchers are passing through.

I'm still here and am going back out to examine things now. A good time 
to stop by will be late morning into early afternoon tomorrow no doubt.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701-9620
skruitbosch at rtpi.org
www.rtpi.org <http://www.rtpi.org>
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