[CT Birds] Stratford, Bridgeport & Milford highlights June 8

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 8 17:54:28 EDT 2017

6/8  While conducting Piping Plover/Least Tern monitoring today I saw:
Long Beach/Long Beach West: male GREATER SCAUP (offshore near entrance-probably same individual from last month), 1 Common Loon, 12 species shorebirds with 4 nesters (Am Oystercatcher, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Willet) and 8 late northbound migrants (1 Black-bellied Plover, 3 Semipalmated Plover, 3 Ruddy Turnstone, 10 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 1 Least Sandpiper, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 135 Semipalmated Sandpiper).
Pleasure Beach: 1 female LONG-TAILED DUCK, family of 5 Common Ravens.
Short Beach:  6 BLACK SKIMMERS, 1 Greater Yellowlegs.
Frank MantlikStratford

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