Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Hammonasset - waders galore

Hammonasset is a popular reserve and beach area in Southern Connecticut, it was also a very foggy place this particular morning! By lunchtime, the mist was lifting however and I could begin to consider getting the kit out for the good numbers of birds present, particular - waders!!

What I didn't realise, was that there was quite a twitch going on for a real States rarity - Ruff!!


I was more interested in the birds being ignored by the locals, like this Spotted Sandpiper....


And Willet......


This one quite adept at catching crabs!


Semipalmated Sandpiper......


Semipalmated Plover.....


 Lesser Yellowlegs......


Greater Yellowlegs......


And if you're not convinced of the difference in stature, the moment they were both in the frame!


Willet get everywhere!


And finally, heard before seen, a brief view of Willow Flycatcher


Plus distant views of Little Blue Heron


Could do with a closer view of this one!

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