[CT Birds] Bridgeport Shore

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sat Dec 5 11:42:20 EST 2009


  There were hunters on Fayerweater Island. There were several large  
flocks of Red-breasted Mergansers about and a scattering of Common  
Loons. Great Cormorants are finally in town at the mouth of Black  
Rock Harbor, not Bridgeport Harbor where they usually hang out.  
Inland there was a Lesser Black-backed gull at Beardsley Park. Lake  
Forest continues to be the only place in the area for reliable Ruddy  
Duck.

Dennis Varza
Fairfield

Bridgeport Shore, from Ash Creek to Bridgeport Harbor, 7:15 to 9:25,  
Low tide rising.
Brant	23	Bridgeport Harbor
Canada Goose	110
Mute Swan	2
American Wigeon	1	Ash Creek
American Black Duck	170
Mallard	77
Lesser Scaup	3	Beacon St.
Long-tailed Duck	1
Bufflehead	16
Common Goldeneye	1	
Hooded Merganser	44
Red-breasted Merganser	83	several large flocks
Red-throated Loon	2
Common Loon	21
Great Cormorant	5	on the channel markers outside Black Rock Harbor
Double-crested Cormorant	1	on the channel markers outside Black Rock  
Harbor
Great Blue Heron  	6
Ring-billed Gull Ad.	302
Ring-billed Gull Im.	7
Herring Gull Ad.	217
Herring Gull	Im. 23
Great Black-backed Gull Ad	10
Great Black-backed Gull Im	1
Belted Kingfisher	1
American Pipit	1

Bridgeport, Beardsely Pk.
Canada Goose	82
American Black Duck	68
Mallard	198
Ring-billed Gull	112 ad 31im
Herring Gull	 40 ad 3 im.
Lesser Black-backed Gull	1 ad.
Great Black-backed Gull	4 ad. 1 im.

Bridgeport, Lake Forest
Canada Goose	8
Mallard	48
Hooded Merganser	12
Common Merganser	14
Ruddy Duck	25	
Double-crested Cormorant	1
Ring-billed Gull	34
Herring Gull	22








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