Date: 11/1/18 8:53 am From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Western Sand, Dickcissel, Finches, Barn Island
I birded Barn Island in Stonington this morning. Things have quieted down but I did turn up some interesting birds. A late Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was a nice surprise, as was a Dickcissel flying around the first impoundment. Most unexpected was a Western Sandpiper with 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers and 13 Dunlin. The surprise was it was not a juvenile but a moulting adult. Additionally I had 12 Pine Siskins, 5 Purple Finches, and a Pine Warbler in the morning's mix.