[CT Birds] Southport Survey 234

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Sat Aug 21 14:49:20 EDT 2010

Southport Survey # 234 This is the fourth survey of the season.

The tide was in the mid range and rising. Off shore Cormorants were  
flying west. along with a few Mallards. The Great Blue Herons flew in  
off the Sound together. The Sanderling were just wandering about on  
Pine Creek Beach. The other shorebirds formed a little flock on the  
lawn at the golf course.

There were about 200 Swallows about. Half the birds were Barn Swallow  
The rest were mostly immature Tree Swallows, some Northern Rough- 
winged Swallow and a few Bank Swallows to be sure. Although there  
were a couple of Purple Martins nesting at the bridge over Southport  
Harbor, seeing 16 together at one time was a surprise.

Dennis Varza

DATE	7/13	8/2	8/11	8/21
Tide	Low 	High/F	Low 	High/R
Time	6:10	6:30	6:25	6:30

Canada Goose	66_92_74_62
Mute Swan	6_5_7_3
American Black Duck	0_2_1_2
Mallard	38_32_36_10
Double-crested Cormorant	54_17_47_50
Great Blue Heron	0_0_0_4
Great Egret	22_7_19_2
Snowy Egret	21_3_2_2
Black-crowned Night-Heron	21_2_5_2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron	1_0_0_0
Black-bellied Plover	0_0_1_0
American Oystercatcher	0_0_3_0
Ruddy Turnstone	0_0_1_0
Sanderling	0_0_0_4
Semipalmated Sandpiper	0_0_1_2
Least Sandpiper	0_0_0_4
Laughing Gull	32_0_17_7
Laughing Gull Im	0_0_4_0
Bonaparte’s Gull Ad	0_0_1_0
Ring-billed Gull Ad.	144_25_94_69
Ring-billed Gull Im.	1_3_3_1
Herring Gull Ad.   	106_30_43_37
Herring Gull Im.   	0_2_2_5
Great Black-backed Gull Ad.	14_8_7_4
Great Black-backed Gull Im	0_0_1_0
Common Tern	38_36_70_57

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