[CT Birds] Greenwich Point Loon and others

Scott Henckel scott.henckel at snet.net
Thu Dec 27 12:30:21 EST 2007


Thanks Jim! Can you provide directions to Greenwich Point from I-95 South or
the Merritt Parkway South?

Thanks


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[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Jim Voros
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 12:08 PM
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Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich Point Loon and others

Greenwich Point 9-10:30 . Common Loon in winter plumage.    What a
difference from normal.  I'm not used to seeing them like this.  Bill was
long and straight, greyish/black with the throat being all white all the way
into the water.  Back was grey.  
   
  Others seen:
  Many Goldeneye, Many Bufflehead, hooded merganser, great blue heron, black
backed gull, 3 long tailed ducks also in full winter plumage which was cool
to see, monk parakeet, white throats, downy, and the other usual suspects.
Also an unidentifed flock of 30 or so sandpipers flew past me, all I got
from them was a white horizontal bar across their wings about mid-wing and a
lot of white on their tails.  Didn't get a good look at them because I was
concentrating on the long tails.
   
  Lots to see. If you havent been to Greenwich Point, its open to
non-residents this time of year and its worth the trip.
   
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