[CT Birds] Southport Survey #289

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Tue Jan 10 11:31:39 EST 2012

Southport Survey # 289
10 Jan 2012

The tide was rising with the higher rocks of sunken island exposed.  
There was a west wind which produced white caps. The sky was partly  

Upon stepping out of the car, the Scaup were seen flying to the east.  
Otherwise, there was little else to be seen, only 2 scoters, a couple  
of Long-tailed Ducks and a Common Loon. In the Pine Creek channel was  
Baby Huey and a friend, along with some Canada Geese.

The golf course ponds were mostly frozen and empty except for a  
Herring Gull on the Ice. Southport Harbor was still filled with the  
Canada Geese, Bufflehead and Hooded Mergansers. Also in the Harbor  
were 3 Common Mergansers. In one little streach of water I had all  
three mergansers but could only get two in the field of view at one  

At Southport Beach the three Great Cormorants that roost on the tower  
were still gone. The one Great Cormorant I did have was an off shore  
fly by. The mouth of Sasco Creek had most of the swans Black Ducks,  
and Mallards.

Dennis Varza

DATE	12/22	12/29	01/5	01/10
Tide	High	Low	High	High
Time	8:35	7:40	7:55	7:50

Snow Goose	0_1_0_2
Brant	0_0_0_3
Canada Goose	91_285_490_28
Mute Swan	9_6_11_15
Gadwall	0_2_0_0
American Wigeon	0_2_0_0
American Black Duck	12_15_16_22
Mallard	12_22_68_58
White-winged Scoter	18_12_15_2
Common Goldeneye	3_2_4_0
Bufflehead	24_16_22_18
Long-tailed Duck	6_14_8_18
Surf Scoter	1_0_0_0
Hooded Merganser	9_9_15_29
Common Merganser	0_0_0_3
Red-breasted Merganser	28_14_26_14
Red-throated Loon	2_8_3_1
Common Loon	3_2_2_1
Horned Grebe	0_4_3_0
Great Cormorant	3_0_0_1
Northern Gannet	6_0_0_0
Ring-billed Gull.	160_106_109_65
Herring Gull    	77_133_98_69
Great Black-backed Gull	5_3_1_3
Razorbill	2_0_0_0

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