[CT Birds] Southport Survey #128

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sat Jan 12 12:07:54 EST 2008


Survey # 128

The Sky was clear with no wind. The water was calm off shore and flat  
inshore. Sunken Island was exposed with waves breaking over the  
sandbar. There was a hunter in a boat off the south end.

Off shore Long-tailed Ducks continued to move about in small groups.  
Near to shore there were plenty of Red-throated Loons and Horned  
Grebes. This time there were several large flocks of Common  
Goldeneyes. The shorebirds were either on Sunken Island or flying by.
The Gulls continue to be skiddish. One, Immature Ring-biiled Gull  
made it 0.5% immatures.  Im. Herring Gulls made up 8.9% of the birds.


Dennis Varza
Fairfield

Fairfield, Sunken Island, South Pine Creak Beach, Sasco Beach,  
Southport Harbor and Southport Beach 8:05-10:00

January	1	7	12	
Tide		H	H	L
Brant		1	5	0
Canada Goose	120	180	102
Mute Swan	3	2	5
American Black Duck	14	24	40
Mallard	8	34	22
Greater Scaup	2	0	0
White-winged Scoter	2	0	0
Long-tailed Duck	5	13	58
Bufflehead	5	14	22
Common Goldeneye	0	15	155
Hooded Merganser	2	30	6
Red-breasted Merganser	9	6	8
Red-throated Loon	0	14	12
Common Loon	1	1	1
Horned Grebe	0	30	28
Great Cormorant	4	3	2
Bonaparte’s Gull	32	0	0
Black-bellied Plover	0	0	1
Sanderling	0	0	100
Dunlin	0	0	68
Ring-billed Gull	105	186	205
Herring Gull	127	89	112
Great Black-backed Gull	7	7	10




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