[CT Birds] breeding C Mergansers

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sun Jun 8 20:44:18 EDT 2008


I just recalled an easy way to get the date of the nesting mergansers  
(I have photos)

July 29 2001, Boy how time flies

Dennis

On Jun 8, 2008, at 8:37 PM, Dennis Varza wrote:

> 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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