[CT Birds] COA Duck Workshop Report

Jan Hollerbach smilifase at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 09:12:48 EST 2016

A belated thank you to Chris for leading a very informative and fun
workshop.  And thanks also for the persistence of Chris and the entire
group in finding the hen King Eider, who did not make for an easy showing!

Jan Hollerbach

On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Sixteen enthusiastic birders participated in the COA Duck Workshop this
> morning.  We started out at Mondo Ponds in Milford.  Notable sightings
> there
> included a drake Northern Pintail, Gadwall, a Hooded Merganser, an American
> Coot and a Brown Creeper.  Our next stop was Jonathan Law HS Pond.  We saw
> lots of American Wigeon but were surprised to not see the Eurasian Wigeon
> among them.  We went to Frash Pond in Stratford from there and saw five
> Lesser Scaup and a flock of Bufflehead.  Next, we went to Long Beach in
> Stratford.  It took some work, but eventually we found the hen King Eider
> in
> the harbor, beyond the fifth jetty. We all got good looks at her through
> our
> scopes.  Other notable observations at the beach were: Black-bellied
> Plover,
> Dunlin, Sanderling, Horned Larks, American Pipits, and Snow Buntings.  A
> good time was had by all.
> Chris Loscalzo,
> Woodbridge
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