[CT Birds] Hammonasset, etc 11/6

Joe Cala joejr14 at aol.com
Sun Nov 6 15:39:58 EST 2011

Hammonasset this AM from 8:15-10:00.

1 Northern Harrier cruising over the marsh
2 Bufflehead remain in Swan Pond, accompanied by 15-20 Black Ducks.
6 Black-bellied Plovers in East Beach grass lot
8 Horned Lark in Nature Center parking lot--quick fly in and then took off
1 Belted Kingfisher and 1 Forsters Tern off Moraine Trail.
4 Yellowlegs and 50+ Am. Black ducks in Boulder Pond.

Cabela's 10:45am

Quick stop at the pond to find it completely overrun with gulls.  500+ including Ring-billed, Herring, and GBB.

Bolton Notch Pond 11am

Totally empty with the exception of a single pair of Black ducks

Upper Bolton Lake 11:15am

75-100 American Coots at the boat launch, various other ducks off Rt 44 that I couldn't make out due to traffic.

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