[CT Birds] Southport Survey # 213

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Thu Jan 21 13:41:07 EST 2010

Southport Survey # 213

The water was calm and the sky clear. Off shore things were busy.  
Lots of Goldeneyes were flying about. The Long-tailed Ducks were way  
off shore towards Westport. The Red-breasted Mergansers continued  
trolling the shore.

The Golf Course and the harbor continue to be frozen, but the harbor  
less so. The Coot continues and the Great Blue Heron is back. The  
general opening of the water seems to have caused the puddle ducks to  
spread out and less counted. Most of the geese were on the sound as  
opposed to being in the harbor. New birds were 2 Bonaparte’s Gulls at  
Southport Beach along with what I presume to be the same Lesser Black- 
backed Gull from Burying Hill Beach.

Dennis Varza

DATE	1/5		1/10	1/14	1/21
Tide	Low		High	High	Low
Time	7:45	8:15	8:10	8:00

Brant	5_0_26_62
Canada Goose	440_350_310_180
Mute Swan	4_4_7_7
Gadwall	6_4_9_4
American Black Duck	16_6_144_24
Mallard	30_65_47_24
Long-tailed Duck	2_2_14_57
Bufflehead	0_10_33_24
Common Goldeneye	12_16_5_206
Hooded Merganser	28_39_36_26
Common Merganser	2_0_0_3
Red-breasted Merganser	8_21_46_34
Red-throated Loon	1_2_4_2
Common Loon	1_1_3_3
Horned Grebe	1_3_13_5
Great Cormorant	0_0_1_1
Great Blue Heron   	1_0_0_1
American Coot	0_0_1_1
Black-bellied Plover	4_0_0_0
Ruddy Turnstone	62_0_0_0
Dunlin 	44_0_0_0
Bonaparte’s Gull	0_0_0_2
Lesser Black-backed Gull	0_0_0_1
Ring-billed Gull Ad.	44_91_61_128
Ring-billed Gull Im.	0_2_0_1
Herring Gull Ad.   	303_106_97_117
Herring Gull Im.    	14_13_6_7
Great Black-backed Gull Ad.	4_5_2_10

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