Here are some of the highlights from my travels:
March 6- Jacob's Beach, Guilford, CT - I spotted this banded Ring-billed Gull in a small flock of Gulls on the beach. I wondered if it was the same wing-tagged (A643) Gull Jen and I spotted on Circle Beach on Feb 12, and was later hanging around Guilford Harbor. Most likely it had lost the one remaining wing tag 0n its left wing. As the Gull walked closer. I read the leg marker numbers- 262, it was the same Gull (see:
Westwoods Trail Marsh, Guilford, CT-
The first of the returning Spring Green-winged Teal-
March 7- East Shore Park, New Haven-
This was the first time that I was there that I only saw one Northern Rough-winged Swallow, and it was very actively hunting.
a large flock of Sanderlings and Dunlins-
I knew that Bill had photographed an adult with a full hood, so before I walked down for a closer look, I wanted to see if the adult was also in the flock. Sure enough, on the outer edge on the back was the adult.
A little courtship thumping!
Now I am all caught up and ready for Saturday's Rhode Island Pelagic....hopefully it will cool off a bit stopping another day of fog!!