[CT Birds] SE CT 12/9/12 Razorbills, RN Grebe, Gannets

philiprusch at charter.net philiprusch at charter.net
Sun Dec 9 14:27:21 EST 2012

I spent the morning working the SE CT coast from the RI border to the 
Thames River.  Highlights were:

Stoninton:  Stonington Pt--  1 Razorbill, the continuing 2 Red-necked 
Grebe, 1 Northern Gannet, and 11 Common Eider

Mystic: Enders Island--  2 Razorbill, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 15 Common 

Groton: Easter/Avery Pts-----  1 Razorbill, 5 Northern Gannets, 3 Common 

Of note there were a large # of loons, both Red-throated and Commons, at 
all of the shore points that I checked. The loons were close to shore as 
well as out to the edge of identifiable range.  Last winter, during the 
alcid invasion of the sound, there were large #'s of both species 
present as well.  Hopefully this bodes well for the coming months.

Phil Rusch
Chaplin, CT

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