[CT Birds] Stratford Birds / Long Tail Duck

Donna Caporaso donnacap at aol.com
Sun Jan 27 21:18:43 EST 2013

Birdseye Boat Ramp:
1 Juvenile Bald Eagle over Housatonic River
1 Night Heron (didn't get good look to determine which)
1 Killdeer
2 Red-Throated Loons
3-4 Gadwells
2 Red Breasted Mergansers
10+ Coots
Assortment of coots
1 Double Crested Cormorant
1 very raggedy Coyote near Sewage Plant
2 Fish Crow

Greenway Behind Dog Pond/Sewage Treatment Plant
2 Male House Finch (thought Redpoll but way too much red on head)
1 Red Tailed Hawk over DeLuca field later spotted in tree next to DeLuca parking lot.

Frash Pond (pretty much ice)
In stream feeding pond:
10+ Canvasbacks
7 Hooded Mergansers
4 Black Ducks
Gulls and Canada Geese hanging out on ice.

Along Lordship Blvd before turn off to airport/marshes
1 Red Tail Hawk
1 Smushed Great Blue Heron in Road opposite ECON at corner of Woodend Road :(

LordshipBlvd/113 heading into Lordship
first "canal" on left had running water - 1 Great Blue Heron, 8 Bufflehead, 3 Hood Mergansers

Marshes/Long Beach Boulevard, in marshes along tree line where debris collected from Sandy (to far right of towers) 5 Great Blue Heron.
Cove where Bridge/Tanks are had 4 Swans (2 Juvenile), 1 Great Egret, Brant, Black Ducks

Long Beach
1 Long Tail Duck fairly close to shore
6 Common Goldeneye
Usual Gulls (did not see Adult Iceland)

Donna Caporaso
Stratford, CT

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