[CT Birds] Southport Survey # 288

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Thu Jan 5 12:15:49 EST 2012

Southport Survey # 288
05 Jan 2012

The tide was high, the water calm with a north wind. The sky was  
overcast. The mourning was cold and uneventful

The White-winged Scoters were still in the area of Sunken Island. The  
Goldeneye and Long-tails were distant fly-bys. The Red-breasted  
Mergansers were all in close to shore.

The golf course was empty except for a couple of Swans and a few  
Mallards in the half frozen pond. Southport Harbor was still filled  
with the Canada Geese, Bufflehead and Hooded Mergansers. Strangely,  
the one Great Black-backed Gull was in the harbor.

At Southport Beach the three Great Cormorants that roost on the tower  
were still gone. The mouth of Sasco Creek had most of the swans and  

Dennis Varza

DATE	12/14	12/22	12/29	01/5
Tide	Low_	High	Low_	High
Time	7:40	8:35	7:40	7:55

Snow Goose	0_0_1_0
Brant	31_0_0_0
Canada Goose	84_91_285_490
Mute Swan	8_9_6_11
Gadwall	0_0_2_0
American Wigeon	2_0_2_0
American Black Duck	27_12_15_16
Mallard	66_12_22_68
White-winged Scoter	22_18_12_15
Common Goldeneye	7_3_2_4
Bufflehead	16_24_16_22
Surf Scoter	0_1_0_0
Long-tailed Duck	10_6_14_8
Hooded Merganser	12_9_9_15
Red-breasted Merganser	34_28_14_26
Red-throated Loon	8_2_8_3
Common Loon	15_3_2_2
Horned Grebe	4_0_4_3
Great Cormorant	0_3_0_0
Northern Gannet	0_6_0_0
Ruddy Turnstone	38_0_0_0
Ring-billed Gull.	69_160_106_109
Herring Gull    	263_77_133_98
Great Black-backed Gull	10_5_3_1
Razorbill	0_2_0_0

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