[CT Birds] Pac Loon

Gedney gedney at cshore.com
Sun Nov 15 16:18:07 EST 2009

>From Rick Gedney 

11/15 SUN  - Middlebury, Lake Quassapaug- 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Pacific Loon continues.  Calm waters, warm temps and sun breaking through gave great looks to many birders as the bird did numerous "dive by's" past the beach.  
Also notable was a late (are they late anymore?) Osprey.  No sign of Bonaparte's Gull but two curiously aquatic Killdeer provided some camera practice.  
Loon held it's ground when a flock of 50+ Canada Geese landed practically on top of it. Lake Q must hold some serious fish...there were many fisherman out as well the Osprey and quite a few fish could be scoped surface feeding.
It will be interesting if the boating activity finally pushes the Loon along.  It was great that it hung around for those of us who only get away to do some Sunday birding.

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