[CT Birds] Southport Surve #244

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Thu Nov 11 17:03:16 EST 2010

Southport Survey # 244

The tide was going low, the highest rocks of the  island were barely  
exposed. The wind was out of the north producing white caps. The  
general view was the arrival of several new species and a decline of  
gulls. Off shore there was a group of Red-breasted Mergansers just  
south of the island and the Long-tails and Red-throated Loons were  
fly by’s.

The beaches were generally bare of gulls. and the Double-crested  
Cormorants were along the shore While the Great Cormorants (new for  
season) were in deeper water with one on the channel marker that the  
Ospreys nest on. The Hooded Mergansers were inside the harbor by the  

Dennis Varza

DATE	10/8	10/21	10/28	11/11
Tide	Low-R	High	Low 	High-F
Time	7:20	9:30	8:40	8:20

Brant	0_36_9_0
Canada Goose	63_24_0_27
Mute Swan	0_0_0_1
American Black Duck	4_0_9_7
Mallard	12_2_9_4
Long-tailed Duck	0_0_0_4
Hooded Merganser	0_0_0_8
Red-breasted Merganser	0_0_0_8
Common Loon	0_0_1_2
Red-throated Loon	_0_1_0_5
Great Cormorant	0_0_0_3
Double-crested Cormorant	53_44_56_3
Great Blue Heron	1_1_1_0
Great Egret	2_0_1_0
Cattle Egret	0_0_3_0
Sanderling	0_0_6_0
Greater Yellowelgs	1_0_0_0
Laughing Gull	1_15_10_1
Laughing Gull Im	1_0_0_0
Ring-billed Gull Ad.	59_41_155_35
Ring-billed Gull Im.	4_5_13_2
Herring Gull Ad.   	95_35_52_40
Herring Gull Im.   	4_5_2_2
Great Black-backed Gull Ad.	6_3_7_4
Great Black-backed Gull Im.	0_2_0_0

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