[CT Birds] Question about dead geese

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 7 10:07:51 EST 2015

What location were you at yesterday?
At Birdseye in Stratford, I have been seeing lots of dead Canada Geese, Gadwall, and one male Mallard with a band (that the apparent owner of Harborside Bait & Tackle retrieved with his fishing rod. Don't know what he was going to do with it.)
I assume they have been starving, or have been killed by various predators (birds of prey, etc.)
Hopefully this harsh winter is on its way out.

Frank Mantlik

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:06 AM, Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

This has been an absolute brutal winter for waterfowl. The sub zero nighttime temps and lack of food availability due to the ice and snow have left many ducks and geese starving and unable to cope with the weather. On the plus side, it means some hungry hawks and other predators have some food available to help them thru this winter.

Yday 5-ish the Redhead gave great looks in the channel. Lots of mergansers, a couple Gadwalls. But what's with all the dead geese on the ice? About 6 carcasses. Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iPhone
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