[CT Birds] Southern Reservoirs

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sun Mar 7 14:57:42 EST 2010

I went out to check on the receding ice on the local reservoirs

Easton, Hemlock Reservoir: On February 27 the lower third was open.  
Today the lower third was still open and the rest of the reservoir  
had open patches.
Canada Goose 7, Bufflehead 1, Hooded Merganser 14, Common Merganser 21

Easton, Aspetuck Reservoir: On February 27 it was open around the dam  
and above Center St.  there was a pair of Canada Geese and 30 Wood  
Ducks at the north end Today the reservoir was completely open except  
for one small patch.
Canada Goose 27, Mute Swan 2, Wood Duck 6, American Black Duck 2,  
Mallard 14, Ring-necked Duck 49, Bufflehead 22, Hooded Merganser 2,

Shelton, Trap Falls Reservoir: On February 27 the entire reservoir  
was frozen except for a small patch around by the fountain where  
there where a couple of Canada Geese. Today  the entire area around  
the fountain was open. There were open patches around the islands and  
a couple of larger patch on the north side.
Canada Goose 12, Ring-necked Duck 6, Common Merganser 16

Shelton, Means Brook Reservoir: On February 27 the entire reservoir  
was frozen. Today, the quarter by the inflow was open.
American Black Duck 2, Mallard 6, Common Merganser 9

Dennis Varza

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