[CT Birds] Konold's Pond, Woodbridge

Stephen Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Mon Mar 17 16:45:42 EDT 2014

From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
03/17/14 - Woodbridge, Konold's Pond, scope observations from the berm at the southeast portion of the pond, view partially obscured (3:00 P.M. - 3:40 P.M.).  Konold's is becoming increasingly open water and is loaded with waterfowl, including:  Mute Swan (4), Trumpeter Swan (1), Canada Geese, Wood Ducks (31 counted), American Black Ducks, Mallards, Gadwall (at least 4), American Wigeon, Ring-necked Ducks (400 - three quarters counted, one quarter estimated), Bufflehead (at least 2), Hooded Merganser (26 counted), and Pied-billed Grebe (1).  I'm sure there's more.  Also, female Peregrine Falcon (color band black/green, *K/*1 banded in Middletown, CT in 2003 hatch year, in residence at West Rock since 2004) feeding on the ice on a duck kill (probable Ring-necked Duck), and male Common Raven observed flying south in the direction of his favorite dumpster, the female known to be in incubation on 3 eggs.     

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