[CT Birds] Southport Survey # 298
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Southport Survey # 298
12 Mar 2012
The tide was low and the water calm. The sky was clear. The tide was
exceptionally low with the Southport harbor almost completely mud.
Sunken Island was again covered in mostly Herring Gulls. On the south
side of the island the mixed raft of White-Winged Scoters and Greater
Scaup continue. In the area just off shore were most of the birds.
Long-tailed Ducks, Loons, and Grebes. All along the shore from Sunken
Island to Southport Beach, Brant were scattered about.
The golf course ponds again contained Red-breasted Mergansers and 1
each Greater and Lesser Scaup. What was new was the 24 Gadwall in
there. Southport Harbor was empty except for the 2 Killdeer and a few
Canada Geese and Mallard.
At Southport Beach the tide was well out with many Ring-billed Gulls
out on the flats while few Herring Gulls were bathing and loafing.
Also there were the American Wigeon and the Eurasia Wigeon. The only
other bird of note was a Great Cormorant standing on the cement base
of the leaning tower.
DATE 2/22 2/26 3/4 3/12
Tide High Low_ High Low_
Time 7:00 7:20 7:30 8:00
Snow Goose 1_0_0_0
Canada Goose 264_160_116_42
Mute Swan 14_15_9_7
American Wigeon 22_30_2_40
Eurasian Wigeon 0_1_0_1
American Black Duck 35_20_20_10
Greater Scaup 170_45_124_85
Lesser Scaup 0_0_1_1
White-winged Scoter 56_12_122_35
Surf Scoter 0_0_2_0
Long-tailed Duck 85_5_44_54
Common Goldeneye 42_6_38_6
Red-breasted Merganser 38_24_48_44
Red-throated Loon 27_4_15_7
Common Loon 3_1_10_2
Horned Grebe 36_1_32_23
Great Cormorant 0_1_0_1
Double-crested Cormorant 0_0_1_0
Ring-billed Gull. 70_65_94_319
Herring Gull 115_297_98_280
Great Black-backed Gull 6_12_6_10
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