[CT Birds] ebird report Norwalk Islands

lpflynn at optonline.net lpflynn at optonline.net
Wed Apr 18 08:55:54 EDT 2012

Norwalk Islands, Fairfield, US-CT
Apr 17, 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
22 species

Brant  150
Canada Goose  30
American Black Duck  10
Mallard  2
Red-breasted Merganser  8
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  600     most were on the breeding colony on Goose Island, Westport, CT
Great Egret  160     Most were in the two breeding colonies on Cockenoe Island, Westport, CT
Snowy Egret  20
Black-crowned Night-Heron  6
Osprey  21
American Oystercatcher  12     4 pair are at three different locations on Cockenoe Island, Westport. 1 pair is on Long beach Island Norwalk and the last pair is on Shea Island Norwalk.
At least 5 of these 6 pair are in danger of losing their eggs or chicks due to nest location land erosion.
These birds historically nest in the same places each year. some of these places will be under water with the large spring tides in late May early June
Willet  2
Purple Sandpiper  2
Herring Gull  400
Great Black-backed Gull  120
American Crow  20
Fish Crow  60
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Common Grackle  2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Larry Flynn

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