Date: 8/26/17 7:46 pm From: Gina Nichol via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] 8/26 -- Sandy Point, West Haven -- Whimbrel, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 4 Bonaparte's Gulls
It was a lovely evening tonight at Sandy Point! I walked out toward the point about two hours after high tide. The Buff-breasted was there and acting quite nervous as there was a Peregrine on the sandbar. There were 4 first winter Bonaparte's Gulls in with the 100 or so Laughing Gulls. There was a Whimbrel that flew off as I arrived and another shorebird that I am trying to ID with the help of the experts. In the meantime, report and a few photos on ebird.
Gina Nichol Branford, Ct www.sunrisebirding.com
Sandy Point Beach, New Haven, Connecticut, US Aug 26, 2017 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.7 mile(s) Comments: Walking out the beach toward the point. 2 hours + after high tide. 23 species
Mute Swan 12 Double-crested Cormorant 6 Great Blue Heron 3 Great Egret 3 Snowy Egret 2 Osprey 1 Black-bellied Plover 12 Semipalmated Plover 8 Whimbrel 1 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Sanderling 45 Least Sandpiper 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Bonaparte's Gull 4 Laughing Gull 100 Ring-billed Gull 9 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Mourning Dove 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Barn Swallow 2