[CT Birds] mud pond

James Dugan jim at duganworks.com
Mon Sep 2 22:32:35 EDT 2013


It was just pointed out to me that Mud Pond Road runs SSW / NNE.
Apologies,
Jim

On Sep 2, 2013, at 9:59 PM, James Dugan wrote:

> Barbara, Kevin,
> 
> Sorry for the late reply, just in the door after birding ALL day. Mud Pond Road in New Milford runs east/west. The pond is on the north side of the eastern end of the road. There is room to park on the west side as soon as you hit the pond on the road edge and there is also a good pull off about halfway down the pond on the south side of the road. That is the best location to park. You can fit two vehicle traffic on the entire road even though it's a little thin. The Woodies were spread out across the entire pond and with a scope you should have no problem seeing tons of then. Wood Ducks are very skiddish and if you are not careful they will all take off as you encounter them. Also if someone was just through the area, say on a Harley, they could mostly be back in the thick stuff hiding. Check the snags on the north rim for migrant Olive-sided's and the deep edges for other possible goodies.
> 
> Best,
> Jim & Jackie
> New Milford
> 
> On Sep 2, 2013, at 1:38 PM, Barbara Garrett wrote:
> 
>> I'd also appreciate the detail, so please respond on the board, not just to Kevin.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Barbara
>> north Stamford
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: kevindoyle01 at charter.net 
>> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
>> Sent: Monday, September 02, 2013 12:15 PM
>> Subject: [CT Birds] mud pond
>> 
>> 
>> Hello
>> 
>> Will the New Milford couple who spotted the 100 plus wood ducks on Mud 
>> Pond please reply. I'm from southern New Milford on Candlewood Lake and 
>> the most wood ducks I've ever seen were on a swampy pond near my house 
>> in the spring of 2012 where I saw 4 and on Horseshoe Pond in Wilton same 
>> year again maybe 5 at the most with plenty of Ringed necked ducks.
>> 
>> This year both spots mentioned several times not a one. So when I saw 
>> your post I loaded up the big gun plugged Mud Pond into the GPS & took 
>> off (Sunday). Some wild road but I saw no ducks. Mind u it began to rain 
>> and my question where do u park since the road is barely one car width 
>> wide and where exactly did u c them and is worth another try.
>> 
>> Should u park on Bull's Bridge & Mud Pond road & walk or take your 
>> chances on Mud Pond itself? Seeing 100 plus at once would make my year.
>> 
>> Thanks.
>> 
>> Kevin Doyle
>> New Milford/Brookfield border
>> 
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