[CT Birds] Where are the gulls?

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Fri Mar 16 12:52:53 EDT 2012


Today around noon time

I had about 600 Ring-billed Gulls loafing and bathing at Southport  
Beach Fairfield.
There were about another 50 Herring Gulls
There were no exotic gulls.

Dennis Varza
Fairfield

On Mar 16, 2012, at 11:11 AM, Tina and Peter Green wrote:

> I had good numbers of gulls off of Compo Beach and Sherwood but  
> they are scattered and not in a tight group as we had at Stratford  
> last Thursday evening.
>
> Tina
>
>
> Tina & Peter Green
> PH 203- 226- 9674
> FX 203- 226- 7285
> Website: www.renaissancestudios.com
> Mailing address: Renaissance Studio Inc
> 188 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
>
>
>
> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:24:32 -0700
> From: mantlik at sbcglobal.net
> Subject: Fw: [CT Birds] Where are the gulls?
> To: nbonomo at gmail.com; Dennisvz at optonline.net; chbarnjr at gmail.com;  
> kbosch at gmail.com; lpflynn at optonline.net;  
> tina at renaissancestudios.com; sean at seanmurthaart.com; MJPM3 at aol.com;  
> PCOMINS at audubon.org
>
> Guys,
> Patrick Dugan reports them off Stamford Thursday.
> I assume water temp. is favorable for  barnacle "hatch"  there now.
>
> Frank
>
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: Patrick <soundbirder at yahoo.com>
> To: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> Sent: Thu, March 15, 2012 8:18:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Where are the gulls?
>
> Frank theres about 10,000+ birds of shippan pt. Gulls,Brant,Ducks
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 15, 2012, at 10:36 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>  
> wrote:
>
> > 3/15  -  I went out mid-morning to the Stratford shoreline in  
> hopes of
> > encountering large gull flocks plankton-feeding.  There were  
> almost none to be
> > found, and very few water birds of any kind.  And Dennis Varza  
> told me he found
> > the same thing off Seaside Park, Bridgeport.  Where could they  
> all be?  Is
> > anyone seeing any large gull flocks in CT today?
> >
> > Frank Mantlik
> > Stratford
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