[CT Birds] Milford/West Haven plankton feeding

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 19:43:29 EDT 2015

Hi folks,

Mid-late afternoon today there were flocks of gulls and waterfowl
plankton feeding close to shore along the Milford/West Haven line.
This includes about 100-200 Bonaparte's Gulls in the area, with 95 of
them roosting at the Oyster River mouth. Highlights included a drake
EURASIAN WIGEON at Merwin Point where there were also 8 NORTHERN
SHOVELERS. Another 5 NORTHERN SHOVELERS at Oyster River mouth. I was
surprised not to note any scarce gull species, but they're out there
somewhere. The next 7-10 days are about peak Little Gull time, FYI.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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