[CT Birds] West Rock & Konold's Pond, Woodbridge

Stephen Broker LS.BROKER at COX.NET
Wed Feb 29 10:41:24 EST 2012

From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
02/29/12 - Woodbridge, West Rock Ridge and Konold's Pond from the ridge top (9:20 A.M.-9:50 A.M.) -- A not quite full adult Bald Eagle was perched on the Konold's Pond island near last year's Great Blue Heron nests, then flew to and landed on a mud flat in the northwest portion of the pond, kicking up 50 American Black Ducks in the process.  A pair of Mute Swans was present on the pond, but the TRUMPETER SWANS were not seen.  (The west margins of the island and the extreme southern portion of Konold's Pond are not visible from this ridge top area.  The trumpeters were reported at the south end of the pond on Saturday, February 25 and were present in the north end on Sunday, February 26.)  The 200+ Ring-necked Ducks apparently are gone, with just 3 drake and 1 hen Ring-necked Ducks seen on Konold's.  The Common Raven nest is close to or at completion, lined with deer hair.  (This nest is hidden and inaccessible.)

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