Friday, January 14, 2011

Wanderings in Westport MA

We spent part of Thursday morning along the ocean in Westport, Massachusetts to see what birds we could find. The day was sunny with clear skies and a moderate wind blowing. There was the usual standard species of gulls present with no unusual ones. There will was a couple of large flocks of Brant along the shore at the Westport town beach on E. Beach Rd. and since the tide was going out there were a number of purple sandpipers feeding on the rocks.

Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull


Brant riding the waves



At Horseneck beach, there were Savannah and Ipswich sparrows trying to find food in the snow piles. I did scatter some seed for them. At the shore, it was relatively quiet with just some gulls present and one Sanderling.

footch parrwprints

Dunes in the snow
Ipswich Sparrow


On the way home we stopped and took a scenic of an old barn in the snow that is falling down.