Monday, July 16, 2018

Piping Plover, fledglings, adults, Milford Point (CT) 5/15/18

Piping Plover, fledglings, adults, Milford Point (CT) 5/15/18

Piping Plover now arriving at Milford Point to stage before southern migration.
One video.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Piping Plover, nearly fledged chicks, Milford Pt, 7/3/18

Video of 2 of a family with 3 chicks shows young stretching wings in company of adult.  Quite likely other chicks have already fledged from the area, and the presence of a group of 4 female adults for two days running indicates they may be individuals who have left their nests either because their chicks have fledged or they've lost their chicks.  (Typically females leave around time of fledging, while males stay later.)


Friday, June 29, 2018

Brown Thrasher sand-bathing, 6/29/18, Milford Point video

Brown Thrasher sand-bathing, 6/29/18, Milford Point, 2 videos: bird looks stressed,  uncomfortable and itchy.  At least 10 PIPL chicks in about 5 families are on the main sandbar.  A few straggling shorebirds have been around, with the Dunlin quite out of date--often a sign of underlying physical problem.



Brown Thrasher taking sand bath, 6/29/18

Great Egret, Milford Point, 6/29/18


Dunlin, Milford Point, 6/29/18

Dunlin, Milford Point, 6/29/18

MODO, Milford Point 6/29/18

SEPL, Milford Point 6/29/18

AMOY pair, Milford Point 6/29/18

8 Black Skimmers, Milford Point 6/29/18

PIPL female adult, Milford Point 6/29/18

PIPL, Milford Point 6/29/18

PIPL, Milford Point 6/29/18

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sandy Point II, Summer Bird Count, 6/9/18

Sandy Point II, Summer Bird Count, 6/9/18








Sandy Point, Summer Bird Count, 6/9/18


Sandy Point, Summer Bird Count, 6/9/18
American Oystercatcher, Sandy Point, 6/9/18

Eastern Willet, Sandy Point, 6/9/18

Herring GU, eating Spider Crab, Sandy Point, 6/9/18


Peck Ave, West Haven, PIPL 6/9/18 adult PIPL with chicks
Clapper Rail, Morse Point, 6/9/18
Ruddy Turnstones, Least Tern, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Morse Point 6/9/18
RUTU, Morse Point, 6/9/18

Clapper Rail, Morse Point, 6/9/18

Peck Ave, West Haven, PIPL 6/9/18 chick moving back in exclosure, male watches

Peck Ave, West Haven, PIPL 6/9/18 adult male PIPL with chicks

Peck Ave, West Haven, PIPL 6/9/18, both adults with chicks

female PIPL sheltering chick, Peck Ave, WH, 6/9/18

female PIPL sheltering chick, Peck Ave, WH, 6/9/18

4 PIPL eggs, perhaps deserted on Morse Point

male PIPL, Morse Point, 6/9/18



videos of Piping Plover chicks sheltered by adult, Sandy Point, Milford CT 6/9/18

videos of Piping Plover chicks sheltered by adult, Sandy Point, Milford CT 6/9/18



Friday, June 8, 2018

Monarch FOS, home garden 6/7/18

Monarch FOS, home garden 6/7/18.  On Dogbane.