[CT Birds] West Rock Ridge State Park, Woodbridge

Stephen Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Fri Apr 4 21:44:01 EDT 2014


From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
04/04/14 - Woodbridge, West Rock Ridge State Park and Konold's Pond, from the ridge top (3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.):
Trumpeter Swan 1 (Day 76 on Konold's Pond)
Mute Swan 2 (1 aggressively chasing the Trumpeter Swan five times and ultimately into flight.  The Trumpeter finally settled ca. 70 yards away.)
Wood Duck 10
Gadwall 6
American Black Duck 17
Mallard 8
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 98
Bufflehead 7
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 10 on the island in 7 occupied nests + 3 observed foraging on the pond's north edge
Black Vulture 9 observed in flight above the ridge, then seen flying west across Konold's Pond
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 1, FOY for me at WRRSP
Red-shouldered Hawk 1heard calling from the West River floodplain
[Mourning Cloak - FOY yesterday, April 3]





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