[CT Birds] Southport Survey #270
dennisvz at optonline.net
Tue Aug 16 11:53:22 EDT 2011
Southport Survey # 270
16 Aug 2011
The tide was low with the rocks and bar exposed. The water was calm
and the sky overcast.
Off shore there were a few Laughing Gulls concentrated in a few
patches. half were first year birds.The sunken island had more gulls
and a couple of cormorants. Most of the action was on the beaches.
The Snowies were in the tidal pools While most of the Great Egrets
were around the rocks at the base of the bluffs.
Southport Harbor contained the Semipalm Sands. and half of the
Semipalm Plovers, and half the Mallards.
History shows I always get peeps and plovers at this time
At Southport Beach. The Black Duck and the rest of the Mallards were
at the mouth of Sasco Creek along with a large number Great Black-
backed Gulls. The rest of the Semipal Plovers were on the flats.
DATE 8/11 8/16
Tide Rising Low
Time 6:45 7:15
Canada Goose 24_33
Mute Swan 2_2
American Black Duck 0_1
Double-crested Cormorant 30_33
Great Blue Heron 2_4
Great Egret 17_17
Snowy Egret 1_8
Semipalmated Plover 0_13
Ruddy Turnstone 3_0
Semipalmated Sandpiper 0_2
Laughing Gull 6_19
Ring-billed Gull. 86_50
Herring Gull 62_79
Great Black-backed Gull 4_12
Common Tern 14_1
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