[CT Birds] Fairfield Shore

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Wed Oct 1 19:09:09 EDT 2008

Hi Folks

This is the 153 rd. observation of this route.
Fairfield, Sunken Island, Pine Creek Beach, Sasco Beach, Southport  
Harbor, Southport Beach.

When looking at the data (particularly gulls) one should compare high  
tide with high and low with low.

I will nolonger get the autumn shorebirds. By mid month I should stop  
seeing Snowy Egrets and Night-Herons. Birds to expect soon include  
White-winged Scoter and Great Cormorant

Dennis Varza

Date	11 Sep—17 Sep—25 Sep—1 Oct
Start	7:15—7:00—7:30—7:40
Tide	High—Low—High—Low
Mute Swan	2—5—5—4
Canada Goose	30—3—2—37
Mallard	7—30—2—48
Common Loon	1—0—0—0
Double-creasted Cormorant   	36—28—54—35
Great Blue Heron	1—1—0—3
Great Egret	7—6—4—1
Snowy Egret	0—15—1—4
Black-crowned Night-Heron	1—15—0—0
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron	0—2—0—0
Killdeer	0—34—13—10
Semipalmated Plover	0—3—0—0
American Oystercatcher	0—5—0—0
Greater Yellowlegs	0—1—0—0
Sanderling	0—16—7—0
Laughing Gull AHY	11—34—4—24
Laughing Gull HY	2—2—0—0
Ring-billed Gull AHY	38—58—49—111
Ring-billed Gull HY	1—2—0—2
Herring Gull	19—96—24—55
Herring Gull HY	1—14—1—9
Great Black-backed Gull	7—5—6—10
Great Black-backed Gull HY	0—1—2—1

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