[CT Birds] Southport Survey 203

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sun Nov 15 14:42:20 EST 2009

Survey # 203
On the blurry horizon birds could be seen moving east. The loons  
continue to be about, this time a lot more Red-throated Loons. The  
Red-breasted Mergansers were working the area were the sunken Island  
would have been at low tide. Laughing Gulls were out sitting on the  
water scattered about.

The Pied-billed Grebe continues at the golf course, and there was one  
yellowlegs at the edge of a pond. Most of the Ring-billed Gulls were  
on the golf course. They all took off and the ducks moved to the  
middle of the ponds, at first I could not find the disturbance. Then  
a Coyote walked out into the open. It sat down and started grooming  
itself! Eventually it walked off when people started comming around.

At Southport beach the Turnstones flew by to the east. These birds  
have been around for a week, mainly hanging out at Compo Beach. I  
guess it was getting crowded over there with beach walkers.

Dennis Varza

DATE	10/21	11/3	11/7	11/15
Tide	Low	High	Low	High
Time	7:30	6:50	7:05	7:05

Brant	0_8_12_0
Canada Goose	33_52_18_2
Mute Swan	4_2_2_4
Mallard	13_8_14_22
Northern Pintail	1_0_0_0
Greater Scaup	2_0_0_0
Surf Scoter	1_0_0_2
White-winged Scoter	0_5_0_0
Long-tailed Duck	0_5_1_1
Bufflehead	0_0_6_0
Common Goldeneye	0_0_1_0
Hooded Merganser	1_8_0_0
Red-breasted Merganser	1_2_3_28
Common Loon	3_10_10_11
Red-throated Loon	2_2_2_8
Pied-billed Grebe	0_2_1_1
Double-crested Cormorant	65_32_47_16
Great Blue Heron   	0_2_2_0
Great Egret    	0_1_0_0
Snowy Egret  	1_0_0_0
Black-bellied Plover	2_0_0_0
Killdeer   	14_0_0_0
Sanderling	0_70_0_0
Ruddy Turnstone	0_0_0_80
Western Sandpiper	3_0_0_0
Laughing Gull Ad  	12_0_0_6
Ring-billed Gull Ad.	82_104_38_162
Ring-billed Gull Im.	2_1_0_15
Herring Gull Ad.   	150_54_129_38
Herring Gull Im.    	10_2_9_0
Great Black-backed Gull Ad.	15_3_12_6
Great Black-backed Gull Im.	0_0_1_0

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