[CT Birds] King Eider ++, Hammo

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Sat Jan 16 17:40:02 EST 2010

This morning about 10:30, the KING EIDER was again off the end of the Moraine Trail at Hammonassett. There were 3 Common Eiders out by the rocks off of the point, and the King Eider was beyond all of the rocks, swimming with one of the Commons. It was not very hard to find, but a scope was necessary to view it. There were also several Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Common Loons, 1 Common Goldeneye, about 40-50 Dunlin, 70+ Sanderlings, and perhaps 30 Ruddy Turnstones, all on the way out to the end.. In the field by the nature Building, I found 35 Horned Larks, 2 Snow Buntings, but no Lapland Longspurs. On the trails at Willards Island, there were many Yellow-rumped Warblers. 

Bill Banks

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