Trip Report – Hammonasset – 10/17/2015

18 birders took advantage of a spectacular fall day for a walk through a number of Hammonasset spots. A total of 42 species were seen on a birdy day. Highlights included a cooperative Pied-billed Grebe on Swan Pond with several Killdeer on the field across the road. Willard’s Island held many Kinglets, both Golden and Ruby-crowned as well as a plethora of Yellow-rumped Warbler. Seeing two cooperative Brown Creeper was a treat. Some birders got photos of a Brown Thrasher as well. The walk along the edge and trail to Cedar Island had many of the common sparrow species as well as a Hermit Thrush. As a special treat to finish the walk two Royal Tern were seen from the platform at the end of Cedar Island. The day was beautiful and was enjoyed by all. It was especially fun to have some newer birders along, adding some new species to their lists.

 

Bill Batsford

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