New England Coastal BIrds

New England Coastal BIrds

Saturday, October 22, 2011

ADDENDUM- “Quickie Shorebirding” ; a look in Hammonasset (Oct 18)

     Day 6 (Oct 19)- I had to run a few errands, so I started my class later in the morning. I was in the area by Hammonasset (9:00 am), so I took a quick run through the Park to search for Shorebirds. Since there was a steady rain, I had to stay in my truck. I found the a single white domestic Goose was feeding with a flock of three dozen Canada Geese (three with yellow neck collars) in the Nature Center Parking lot. There were good numbers of Shorebirds feeding in the wet field. Highlights: 40+ Black-bellied Plover, 7 Golden Plover, 11 Dunlin, 3 Semi-palmated Sandpiper, 7 Kildeer, 3 Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Ruddy Turnstone. On the beach, west of Meigs: 60+ Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 8 Semi-palmated Plover, 6 Semi-palmated Sandpiper, 7 Black-bellied Plover, 3 Ruddy Turnstone, 1 Least Sandpiper, 1 Golden Plover.

                             A small flock of American Pipits kept company with the Plovers

                                        A pair of Golden Plovers with a Dunlin

                 Golden Plover.....I love this posture, I have to carve one exactly the same!

                                                          Four Golden Plovers

                          Black Ducks and a hen Mallard in the pouring rain

    Five Golden Plovers in this flock of B B Povers, Dunlin, and Semi-palmated Sandpipers

           Golden Plover with B B Plovers, Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstonne and Dunlin

                       Two Golden Plovers, B B Plovers and a Pectoral Sandpiper


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