[CT Birds] another COMMON MURRE from Orient Point ferry

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 16:41:02 EST 2012

Tom Johnson and Doug Gochfeld saw and photographed a COMMON MURRE from
the New London to Orient Pt ferry today. Interestingly, this was the
only alcid they had in CT waters (they had 15 Razorbills in NY
waters)! Their only kittiwakes were in NY waters as well.

The murre was near the middle of LI Sound, but they were using GPS to
plot their location, confirming the bird in CT waters.

Since at least three of the four (?) recently reported Common Murres
were photographed, it would be interesting to see if there are any
obvious plumage differences (or similarities) between them to try to
get an idea of how many birds we're talking about.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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