[CT Birds] King Eider, Westport CBC

lpflynn at optonline.net lpflynn at optonline.net
Mon Dec 20 15:03:10 EST 2010

During the Westport Chrismas Bird Count on 12/19/10 Chris Bosak and myself came upon an EIDER near Goose Island, Westport. We thought this bird to be a COMMON EIDER.
I had posted a picture of it on my blogsite after we got in off the boat.
Nick Bonomo called this morning advising me that I had misidentified this bird, it was in fact a KING EIDER.

Photo can be seen at www.long-tails.blogspot.com

Yesterdays Boat Report from the Norwalk Islands.

Location:     Norwalk Islands
Observation date:     12/19/10
Notes:     Christmas Bird Count, Westport, CT. Cloudy, temps low 30F, NE wind 6-12kts High tide 9:30am Water Temp low 40's
Number of species:     32

Brant     30
Canada Goose     50
Mute Swan     10
Gadwall     6
American Black Duck     180
Mallard     6
Greater Scaup     19
King Eider     1
White-winged Scoter     100
Long-tailed Duck     500
Bufflehead     6
Red-breasted Merganser     120
Common Loon     3
Northern Gannet     1
Great Cormorant     5
Great Blue Heron     2
Northern Harrier     1
Cooper's Hawk     1
Peregrine Falcon     2
Ruddy Turnstone     25
Purple Sandpiper     9
Dunlin     100
Bonaparte's Gull     1
Herring Gull     350
Great Black-backed Gull     30
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     1
Blue Jay     1
Tufted Titmouse     1
Carolina Wren     1
Northern Mockingbird     2
European Starling     20

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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