Date: 8/2/22 6:15 pm
From: Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] cinnamomea Solitary Sandpiper Redding 7/31
On Sunday evening I noticed a good candidate for the cinnamomea subspecies
of Solitary Sandpiper on the N shore of Saugatuck Reservoir .

Good photos from Jeremy were sent to Tony Leukering who agrees with my ID
of this western-breeding form. It is the second documented CT record in
eBird and one of few east of the Mississippi, although is very likely
overlooked. Juvenile SOSA with buffy brown spots vs white on solitaria plus
buffy tones overall.

The exact spot we viewed it from requires a permit, but it could be visible
from the Saugatuck Universal Access Trail.

Chase and I also had 2 juvenile Glossy Ibis at Aspetuck Reservoir later
that evening, which is only the second record for that area.

Aidan Kiley
With Jeremy Nance and Chase McCabe

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