[CT Birds] Konold's Pond, Woodbridge

Russ Smiley arsmiley at comcast.net
Wed Mar 7 22:30:47 EST 2012

Steve et al,

Is there a generally accepted explanation for why ring-necks males outnumber
females 7 to 1 based on your count at Konold's Pond and roughly 6 to 1
(based on my observations this year at Konold's and Mitchell Ponds, North
Farms Res. and elswhere)?

Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

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Subject: [CT Birds] Konold's Pond, Woodbridge

>From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
03/07/12 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond from Bradley Road (9:00 A.M.) -- 167
Ring-necked Ducks, tightly grouped, in the south end of Konold's Pond, south
of the island (147 drakes, 20 hens).  The Trumpeter Swan pair, exhibiting
some courtship behavior, moved from the island to the extreme south end of
the pond.  One pair of Northern Pintails and an increasing number of Wood
Ducks were present.  A later count of ducks north of the island added 10
Ring-necked Duck hens.  
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