[CT Birds] Southport Survey aborted and some reservoirs

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Tue Apr 6 12:34:47 EDT 2010

Hi Folks

I started the Southport survey this morning. The sky was cloudy and  
the water flat. After about 15 min. a fog moved in and cut visibility  
in half. So after a nice start this survey has to be set aside

Brant	200 Most off Southport Beach
Canada Goose	5
Mute Swan	2
Gadwall	2
Mallard	8
Black Scoter	1 off Sunken Island
White-winged Scoter	8 off Sunken Island
Bufflehead	12 Mouth of Southport Harbor
Red-breasted Merganser	23
Red-throated Loon	13
Common Loon	7
Horned Grebe	15
Northern Gannet	1 sitting on the water off Sunken Island
Double-crested Cormorant	5
Killdeer	1
Bonaparte's Gull	2 on the fly by
Ring-billed Gull	71/23	Ad/im Lots of im. birds.
Herring Gull	182/7	Ad/im
Great Black-backed Gull	12/4	Ad/im
Northern Rough-winged Swallow	3 at Harbor Rd. Bridge
Tree Swallow	6 at Harbor Rd. Bridge

Hemlock Reservoir
Common Merganser	3
Hooded Merganser	1

Aspetuck Reservoir
Bufflehead	18
Double Crested Cormorant	1
Canada Goose	6
Ring-necked Duck	2
Mute Swan	2

Bridgeport Lake Forest
Ruddy Duck	15 several males in breeding plumage.


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