[CT Birds] breeding C Mergansers

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sun Jun 8 20:37:35 EDT 2008


Hi Paul

I had a family of Common Mergansers on Hemlock Reservoir in Fairfield  
(south end of the reservoir) 4 to 5 years ago.

Dennis Varza
Fairfield

On Jun 8, 2008, at 9:10 AM, Carrier Graphics wrote:

> I am interested in Patrick's COA trip at Bend where they had a  
> female Common Merganser.
>
> Here in CT, I believe around 1982ish, I spotted a female common  
> Merganser with young on the Farmington river in Collinsville CT.  
> This was the first documented sighting of a breeding bird south of  
> the  Barkhamsted / Colebrook areas just south into CT of the Mass  
> border where they had been nesting since I believe the mid 70's.  
> The first documented nesting was in 1962, but CT Atlas does not say  
> where this sighting was.
>
> So how far south has this species of duck reached as a breeder here  
> in CT since these dates?  Could you please post some of your  
> southern breeding sightings here on this post? Especially south of  
> the Farmington river.
>
> Thanks,  Paul Carrier
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