[CT Birds] Southport Survey #271

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Mon Sep 19 06:45:31 EDT 2011

Southport Survey # 271
18 Sep 2011

Now that the hurricane hick-up is over, it is back to work.

The tide was falling, at the start only the highest rock exposed. The  
water was calm and the sky clear.

Off shore there were a few Laughing Gulls and the terns. This is one  
of the latest dates for the Common Tern and the earliest date for the  
Forster’s Tern. Otherwise the sound was bare of ducks. Most of the  
Sanderling were at the Pine Creek Beach, likely waiting for the  
island to be exposed.

Southport Harbor contained the Semipalm Sands. and the other shore  
birds. The area also had the few Mallards and the Great Blue Heron.

At Southport Beach. the egrets were scattered about in the new tidal  
pools. Overall, except for the shorebirds it was just another data-set.

Dennis Varza

DATE	8/11	8/16	9/13
Tide	Rising	Low 	Falling
Time	6:45	7:15	7:05

Canada Goose	24_33_0
Mute Swan	2_2_2
American Black Duck	0_1_0
Mallard	24_24_4
Double-crested Cormorant	30_33_22
Great Blue Heron	2_4_1
Great Egret	17_17_10
Snowy Egret	1_8_4
Semipalmated Plover	0_13_0
Ruddy Turnstone	3_0_0
Greater Yellowlegs	0_0_4
Sanderling	0_0_53
Semipalmated Sandpiper	0_2_16
Laughing Gull	6_19_18
Ring-billed Gull.	86_50_26
Herring Gull    	62_79_69
Great Black-backed Gull	4_12
Common Tern	14_1_6
Forster’s Tern	0_0_1

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