[CT Birds] Hammonnasset Gulls

paul wolter pwolter6 at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 9 17:58:10 EST 2012

from Paul Wolter

3/9/12 Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP. About 3 pm today 147 Bonaparte's Gulls joined with many more Ring-billed and Herring Gulls feeding on the water about one hundred yards offshore to the east of Meigs Pt. They were also joined by 6 Black Ducks and 8 Greater Scaup. No frenzy as the Gulls floated and pecked at the surface. By 4pm the flotilla had drifted about 300 hundred yeards offshore as the tide fell. Noteworthy was that three Great Black-backed Gulls did a low level flyby apparently disinterested. 

Also 3 Snow Buntings on the beach, 1 Greater Yellowlegs in the boulder pond by Meigs Pt (successfully catching and eating small fish) first of the season here. 

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