[CT Birds] Greenwich/Stamford Gulls

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 09:48:50 EDT 2014


In my experience, this is due to the emergence of shellfish larvae (or
maybe the eggs?), particularly Slipper Shells.  I am pretty sure it is a
natural occurrence, unrelated to any human mistake (for once!)

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Alexander Brash <abrash at ctaudubon.org>wrote:

> One prays this is not due to some sewage or other effluent spill. Any
> known reason for the concentration?
>
> Alex
>
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> Inskeep
> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2014 6:13 PM
> To: Stefan Martin
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Greenwich/Stamford Gulls
>
> I was witness to this a short while ago from Stamford Ave - an incredible
> sight! Two hours ago there were in excess of 1000 gulls in a relatively
> concentrated area, a mix of Ring-billed, Herring and Greater Black-backed;
> also a few Common Goldeneye, Scaup, American Wigeon, Red-breasted
> Mergansers and many Brant. I only had compact bins in my possession at the
> time. Surely there is something other than the 3 gulls mentioned.
>
> Brenda Inskeep
> Stamford
>
> > On Mar 9, 2014, at 5:51 PM, Stefan Martin <nafets519 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Long Island sound, waters in between Greenwich and Stamford. A
> tremendous amount of gulls are currently gathering in Long Island sound
> closer to the Stamford coast. A growing group easily totaling 5,000 birds
> with a steady stream of gulls adding to the group. Unfortunately everything
> is too far for identification of species.
> >
> > Stefan Martin
> >
> >
> >
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