A Lost Opportunity At Hammonasset

A Lost Opportunity At Hammonasset



For a handful of days after mid April 2017 Hammonasset Beach State Park was host to a rare species of bird for its time and place.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Killdeer above (image 1) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

A conscientious effort on my part to avoid bad weather led to a late attempt to observe a Lapland Longspur that was reported by a handful of Connecticut birders.

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The Tree Swallow with prey above (image 2) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Willet above (image 3) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Little Blue Heron above (image 4) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Northern Mockingbird above (image 5) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Glossy Ibis above (image 6) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Osprey above (image 7) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Ring-billed Gull above (image 8) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Double-crested Cormorant above (image 9) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The European Starling above (image 10) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The Red-winged Blackbird above (image 11) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

In the brief time I devoted to observe the longspur at Hammonasset Beach State Park it was regrettably absent while other familiar species made brief appearances.

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The Greater Yellowlegs above (image 12) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

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The American Robin above (image 13) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017.

 

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This blog is updated every Friday (preferably) and randomly, primarily on the subject of wildlife observation in the state of Florida. This blog is in conjunction with my secondary photo site at http://www.pbase.com/jkrnm5/

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