[CT Birds] Southport Survey #199

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sat Oct 17 19:44:18 EDT 2009

Southport Survey # 199
Off shore, small groups of Brant flew through with an occasional  
cormorant flying along. This is the earliest I had Brant on this  
route by about a week. The scoter was a fly by and an Eastern Phoebe  
was seen flying to shore. The Shorebirds were on the golf course and  
the Semipalmated Sandpipers were a new late date. The big decrease in  
egrets may be real or they were just hiding out of the wind. The same  
may be happening with the Laughing Gull.

DATE	10/1	10/6	10/10	10/17
Tide	High	Low 	Low 	High
Time	7:20	7:30	7:45	7:35

Brant	0_0_0_65
Canada Goose	0_25_27_30
Mute Swan	2_2_2_6
Mallard	2_19_8_10
Green-winged Teal	5_0_0_0
Surf Scoter	0_0_0_1
Common Loon	0_0_1_0
Red-throated Loon	0_0_0_1
Double-crested Cormorant	49_38_39_23
Great Blue Heron   	0_1_3_2
Great Egret    	5_3_3_1
Snowy Egret  	3_8_7_0
Black-bellied Plover	0_0_0_8
Killdeer   	3_5_2_0
American Oystercatcher	0_0_3_0
Ruddy Turnstone		0_0_12_0
Semipalmated Sandpiper	0_0_0_4
Bonaparte’s Gull	0_0_1_0
Laughing Gull Ad  	9_15_26_3
Ring-billed Gull Ad.	85_82_31_63
Ring-billed Gull Im.	4_2_1_3
Herring Gull Ad.   	42_136_108_55
Herring Gull Im.    	5_4_5_2
Great Black-backed Gull Ad.	5_9_3_2
Great Black-backed Gull Im.	1_0_0_1

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