[CT Birds] On Reservoirs

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Wed Oct 3 19:24:12 EDT 2007


Hi Folks
I did a survey of the reservoirs in the area, 8:30-11:30
A Hemlock Reservoir Easton
B Aspetuck Reservoir Easton
C Mean Brook Reservoir Shelton
D Trap Fall Reservoir Shelton
E Lake Forest Bridgeport
F Bunnel’s Pond, Beardsley Park Bridgeport

	A	B	C	D	E	F
Mute Swan	2	2	-	-	-	2
Canada Goose	4	38	-	35	-	151
Wood Duck	-	2	43	-	-	2
American Black Duck	-	4	-	1	-	37
Mallard	2	6	-	10	8	158
Blue-winged Teal	-	1	-	2	-	-
Green-winged Teal	-	-	-	6	-	3
American Wigeon	-	18	-	-	-	-
Ring-necked Duck	-	5	-	-	-	-
Hooded Merganser	-	-	-	-	-	1
Double-creastedd Cormorant	-	1	-	2	-	3

The only shorebirds seen were at Trap Fall Reservoir Shelton. The  
peeps were seen on the mud flats on the north end.

Great Blue Heron	2
Killdeer	2
Greater Yellowlegs	2
Lesser Yellowlegs	1
Semipalmated Sandpiper	12
Least Sandpiper	3
Baird’s Sandpiper	1
Short-billed Dowitcher	1
Wilson’s Snipe	1

Some gull Information, There were a lot more immature gulls in Late  
Forest and Beardsley Park than at Seaside Park.

	Shore 9/29		Inland 10/3
Ring-billed Gull	176/12	6.4% im.	117/41	25.9% im.
Herring Gull	103/17	14.2% im.	25/10	28.6% im.
Great Black-backed Gull	13/2	13.3% im.	8/1	11.1% im.

Dennis Varza





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