[CT Birds] Trap Falls Reservoir

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 6 10:56:59 EST 2009


On 11/30 at Trap Falls Reservoir, Shelton (in the rain), I had 1 scoter, sp. (sleeping & distant), 6 Ruddy Ducks, 6 Buffleheads, and a flock of gulls (usual 3 species).

Frank Mantlik
Stratford



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From: Brian Webster <b.webster at hotmail.com>
To: CT Birding <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Sun, December 6, 2009 10:08:23 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Trap Falls Reservoir

12/6, Trap Falls Reservoir, Shelton (830a)-  2 Bald Eagles, one adult and one 3rd year, harassing every bird in the area, especially a poor Ring-bill gull.  Also about a dozen Bufflehead, 2 Pied-billed Grebes, 2 female Common Mergansers, 3 of my first Ruddy ducks of the season flying by, and 7 Lesser Scaup.  The flock of scaup circled the lake several times before landing, and it was 6 males following every turn of a leading female.  Though as soon as they landed, Mr. Eagle sent them back in the air towards the back of the water.  There was also a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the pines across the road from the reservoir.  The bufflehead were showing courtship behavior.   -Brian Webster- 
                          
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