[CT Birds] Southport Survey #188

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sun Aug 9 13:18:16 EDT 2009

Hi Folks

It is that time of year again

Here is the first survey of the season

The highlights include the first immature Laughing Gulls, an immature  
Hooded Merganser at the mouth of Sasco Creak.
The Long-tailed Duck was sitting on the sandbar at Pine Creak Beach

Fairfield, Sunken Island, Pine Creek Beach Sasco Beach, Southport  
Harbor, and Southport Beach
Low Tide, cloudy southwest breeze average waves.

Canada Goose	90
Mute Swan	2
Mallard	60
Long-tailed Duck	1
Hooded Merganser	1
Double-crested Cormorant	28
Great Blue Heron		2
Great Egret	16
Snowy Egret	24
Black-crowned Night-Heron	16
Killdeer	2
Semipalmated Plover	4	Southport Beach
Ruddy Turnstone	3	Sunken Island
Semipalmated Sandpiper	20	Southport Beach
Laughing Gull	39 plus 4 immatures
Ring-billed Gull	67 plus 4 immatures
Herring Gull	112 plus 8 immatures

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