[CT Birds] Southport Survey

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Thu Dec 27 15:09:45 EST 2007


Survey #125
The Sky was overcast with a wind out of the north. Off shore the  
water was calm  with little about execpt for a few Loons and one  
flock of Red-breasted Mergansers. The Bonaparte’s Gulls were seen  
hunting off shoe. Finally, 3 White-winged Scoter showed up. In  
Southport Harbor the 11 Ruddy Duck remain. Southport Country Club has  
a low spot that floods regularly, and that is where I get most of the  
shorebirds. It was flooded today and contained the Mallards and  
Gadwalls. The pond had 2 Common Mergansers again.  With regards to  
the gulls, again no im. Ring-billed Gulls, and Im. Herring Gulls made  
up 3.6% of the birds. At low tide more birds are scattered about  
feeding,

Dennis Varza
Fairfield

Fairfield, Sunken Island, South Pine Creak Beach, Sasco Beach,  
Southport Harbor and Southport Beach 7:35-9:10

December          	11	22	27	
Tide	                	L	H	L
Canada Goose    	75	527	450
Mute Swan         	0	3	4
Gadwall             	0	0	6
American Black Duck	35	0	20
Mallard               	8	4	60
White-winged Scoter	0	0	3
Long-tailed Duck	2	1	3
Bufflehead          	34	22	4
Common Goldeneye	0	1	4
Hooded Merganser	13	35	8
Red-breasted Merganser	53	28	26
Ruddy Duck            	0	11	11
Red-throated Loon	8	3	3
Common Loon    	19	5	3
Horned Grebe     	4	0	1
Great Cormorant	3	4	1
Bonaparte’s Gull 	10	0	3
Ring-billed Gull   	77	47	29
Herring Gull	        37	46	50
Great Black-backed Gull	24	4	5




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