[CT Birds] LI Ferry MURRES, etc.
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 11 21:27:29 EST 2012
>From Frank Mantlik, with Buzz Devine, Denise Jernigan, Tina Green, and Sara
1/11/12 New London Ferry to Orient Pt. NY and back (9:15, 11am return on MV
Susan Anne) - Seas were quite calm, with a light breeze. 30-40F. Highlights:
7 COMMON MURRES (1 CT, 6 NY), 1 Unidentified MURRE (CT; possible Thick-billed,
pending further review of photos), 20 RAZORBILLS (4 CT, 16 NY), 10 large alcid
species (NY-probably mostly razorbills), 24 Northern Gannets (7 CT, 17 NY), 1
COMMON EIDER male (NY), numerous loons (Common & Red-throated) and usual sea
ducks, 1 HARBOR PORPOISE (CT), 16 Harbor Seals (all but two in NY waters).
Another great trip on the water. I'll post a link to some photos at a later
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