[CT Birds] white-winged scoter, Caswell Cove

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Sat Jan 12 22:51:36 EST 2008


1/12 -- Here are the highlights of an afternoon spent at several locations in 
West Haven, Milford and Stratford

Caswell Cove, Milford - 1 m. WHITE-WINGED SCOTER with a group of buffleheads; 
1 northern harrier

Frash Pond, Stratford - 50 canvasbacks, 16 ruddy ducks, 14 hooded mergansers

Mondo Pond, Milford - many Am. wigeons (no Eurasian), ringed-neck ducks,  
hooded mergansers 

West Haven from boat launch to Merwin Pt - approx. 20 long-tailed ducks off 
Merwin Pt, huge rafts of greater scaup and several smaller groups of common 
goldeneye and Am. wigeon (no Eurasian); 8 black-bellied plovers at Savin Rock; 
horned grebes abundant everywhere - 1 group of 11 swimming together; 2 
red-throated loons, 2 common loons, 1 red-tailed hawk 

1 Am. coot at the boat launch and unfortunately several hunters in boats  
there too.

Carolyn Cimino
Waterford


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