[CT Birds] Old Rock Pond vs Ingham Hill Pond

John Marshall johnmarshall47 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 04:32:04 EDT 2015


Micky,
The reason that I referred to the pond in my first post as the Ingham Hill Road pond is that the eBird hotspot that is right where the bird was seen is called Old Saybrook--Ingham Hill pond. 

John Marshall
Watertown
http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/

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> On Jul 26, 2015, at 10:37 PM, Micky Komara via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
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> Hopefully, someone else will double-check this. 
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> But I believe that the sighting of the cattle egret is being incorrectly attributed to Ingham Hill Pond, a pond that actually does exist but further down Ingham Hill Road, much closer to I-95. Official bird counts are also made from this same location under the Ingham Hill name. 
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> However, based on maps (links follow) I believe the pond near the Saybrook High School is actually Old Rock Pond. The road that parallels this pond on the north is also Old Rock Road. 
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> To make it even more confusing, there are Upper and Lower Ingham Hill Ponds nearby. 
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> So here are some links to maps as a start. Eventually, hopefully, either I or the sightings will be corrected. 
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> http://cteco.uconn.edu/map_catalog/maps/town/Q3_Flood_Zone/Q3_Flood_Zone_OldSaybrook.pdf 
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> http://cteco.uconn.edu/map_catalog/maps/town/DEPProp/DEEPProp_OldLyme.pdf 
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> http://cteco.uconn.edu/map_catalog/maps/town/apa/apa_OldSaybrook.pdf 
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