[CT Birds] Misc. Highlights from this week Keith Mueller

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Wed Feb 22 22:55:34 EST 2012

Saturday's Rhode Island birding group- (most birds observed in extreme  
scope views)

Common Eider- 700+/-
Black/Surf Scoters- 1500 +/- (65% Surf)

White-winged Scoter- 23
Oldsquaw- 17
Harlequin Duck- 23
Red-breasted Merganser- 130
Bufflehead- 76
Common Goldeneye- 39
Black Ducks- 65
Canada Geese- 450 +/-
Brant- 350 +/-
Gannet- 3
Common Loon- 16
Red-throated Loon- 13
Iceland Gull- 1
Razorbill- 1
Great Cormorant- 17
Horned Grebe- 75+/-


Iceland Gulls-2 Circle Beach, Madison

East Shore Park- New Haven-

Red-shouldered Hawk-1
Palm Warbler-5
Pine Warbler- 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow-2
Field Sparrow- 1

Wednesday (today) Gloucester, Mass.-

Jodrey's Fish Pier-

Iceland Gull- 17
Glaucous Gull- 1 (posssibly 2)
Very possible Slaty-backed Gull-1 (good distant view before lost in a  
huge cloud of flushed Gulls-thanks to the resident pair of  
Peregrines). Unfortunately, no images taken.

Niles Pond-
Iceland Gulls (all adults)- 5

My last two weeks of birding will be posted on my blog in a few days,  
keep an eye out.

Keith and Jen Mueller    Killingworth

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