Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tricolored Heron, Stratford

Tricolored Heron, Stratford

Found by Frank Mantlik at Warehouse Pond in Stratford.


Tricolored Heron, Warehouse Pond, Stratford, 5/18

Tricolored Heron, Warehouse Pond, Stratford, 5/18

Tricolored Heron, Warehouse Pond, Stratford, 5/18

Friday, May 18, 2018

May Warblers in Milford

May Warblers in Milford, 5/15/18.  Finally a day of fallout throughout coastal CT, and it began here as soon as I opened the door in the morning with the singing of a Yellow-throated Vireo and two Black-throated Blue Warblers in the fog and a Cape May in the Silver Maple cross the street.  Later, in Mondo Ponds and Wilcox Park, more Cape Mays and Bay-breasted, and Blackburnians in both sites.  Other warblers included Wilson's, Canada, Magnolia (the most common), Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, Ovenbird, Black-throated Green, Tennessee, Yellow-rumped, Redstarts, Chestnut-sided, Black-and-white, Northern Waterthrush, and Blackpoll.  Vireos were Warbling, Blue-headed, Red-eyed, and Yellow-throated.  Thrushes were Veery, Swainson's, Wood, and Hermit.  (Shorebirds were abundant at Milford Point, but that's another story.). A few (poor) record photos below.


Bay-breasted Warbler, Milford 5/15/18

Bay-breasted Warbler, Milford 5/15/18


Blackburnian Warbler, 5/15/18


Cape May Warbler, Milford 5/15/18

Bay-breasted Warbler, Milford 5/15/18

Scarlet Tanager, 5/15/18, Milford CT

Bay-breasted Warbler, Milford 5/15/18

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored (video & photos)

Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored; Little Blue Heron

Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored


Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored

Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored

Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored
            Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue Heron
Hammonasset State Park, 5/11/18, Little Blue X Tricolored Heron

Milford Point May shorebird arrivals

Milford Point,  5/8/18 shorebird arrivals; Solitary Sandpiper, Walker's Pond, 5/8/18
Solitary SP, 5/8/18, Walker's Pond

Solitary SP, 5/8/18, Walker's Pond

Dunlin, Milford Point, 5/8/18Milford Point

Dunlin, LESA, Milford Point, 5/8/18

LESA, Milford Point, 5/8/18

LETEm Milford Point, 5/8/18

White-rumped Sandpiper, Milford Point, 5/8/18

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Juniper Hairstreak, Falcate Orangetip, West Rock 5/5/18

Juniper Hairstreak, Falcate Orangetip, West Rock 5/5/18

Once more the West Rock ridge walk with Larry Gall, and this time many great views of Falcate Orangetip, Juniper Hairstreak, White M, and others.  Calm, moderately sunny day.

Falcate Orangetip male, W. Rock ridge, 5/5/18

Juniper Hairstreak on Fidge, 5/5/18eld Pussytoes, W. Rock ri


Juniper Hairstreak on Fidge, 5/5/18eld Pussytoes, W. Rock ri

Juniper Hairstreak on Fidge, 5/5/18eld Pussytoes, W. Rock ri

Juniper Hairstreak on Fidge, 5/5/18eld Pussytoes, W. Rock ri

Juniper Hairstreak on Fidge, 5/5/18eld Pussytoes, W. Rock ri



Monday, April 30, 2018

Wilson's Plover, Milford Point again, 4/30/18

Wilson's Plover again, 4/30/18.  The Wilson's Plover was re-found around noon today.  We went down and got a few more photos.  For comparison, the final two Wilson's Plover photos are from 2/21/14 at Tiger Tail Beach on Marcos Island.









Sunday, April 29, 2018

Wilson's Plover, Milford Point, 4/29/18

Wilson's Plover, Milford Point, 4/29/18

At Milford Point, today, 4/29/18, a rare visitor: Wilson's Plover.  This large-billed bird seems pale and worn.  Photos below.

Wilson's Plover, Milford Point, main sandbar, 4/29/18
Wilson's Plover, Milford Point, main sandbar, 4/29/18
Wilson's Plover, Milford Point, main sandbar, 4/29/18

Wilson's Plover, Milford Point, main sandbar, 4/29/18