Date: 4/7/17 8:11 am From: Sean Murtha via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Gannets in the west as well
A brief sea-watch (or rather "sound-watch") at Greenwich Point before work today yielded several Gannets, mostly moving west, with one beautifully close to shore. Many Red-throated Loons, and a few Common Loons, were also observed, most in flight and at a great distance.
Over the last few days, shorebirds have been increasing at the point, most abundantly Ruddy Turnstones, as well as Oystercatchers, Yellowlegs (seen briefly but presumed greater), and a Black-bellied Plover.
There was one Lesser Scaup in the cove yesterday. Gull numbers have been low, with no plankton-feeding congregations observed (while I was there), and just a few Bonaparte's.