[CT Birds] Possible NEOTROPIC CORMORANT

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 3 16:05:12 EDT 2014


I spent some time searching the area, and found only 6 Double-crested Cormorants. A favorite Cormorant drying-out perch seems to be behind 520 Bronson Rd., Fairfield. It bears watching in the future.
Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On May 3, 2014, at 2:22 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
> 5/3, 2:00 - I just received a phone call from Larry (Brown Booby) Flynn, who during his lunch break saw a POSSIBLE NEOTROPIC CORMORANT on the Mill River in Southport/Fairfield.  He was near the Sturges Rd.-Unquowa Rd intersection, just south of Perry's Mill Pond Park. He said that (without binoculars) it lacked obvious orange on the bill/face, but did have a small amount of white. It took off (appeared small) and flew south down river toward I-95. This river widens to a small lake visible from near (southbound) exit 20 of I-95, and eventually empties out into Southport Harbor and the Sound. Double-crested Cormorants are commonly seen on Perry's Mill Pond also.
> Keep a lookout, in light of the recent Neotropic Cormorant in New Jersey.
> 
> Heading out the door,
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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