Pals of a Feather # 26 Royal Terns © Hj Ruiz – Avian101
A skein of c400 Pink-footed Goose flying south over the M56 as I made my way to the marsh this morning. No.6 tank had decent numbers of ducks which included Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard and a few Northern Pintail were mostly feeding near the far bank. A flock of Canada […]
Pals of a Feather # 23 Belcher’s Gulls © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
December is the month before the start of the fox mating season. Red Dog is busily defending his Wilden Marsh territory as I write. Strange barks and loud, frantic, piercing screams are unlikely to indicate a savage assault on a much-loved pet. The pathetic yelping in the North Riverside Pasture yesterday certainly got attention, but…
Pals of a Feather # 21 Brown Pelicans and Gulls © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Tests are being carried out to find out why around 300 starlings died and if they had been poisoned.
Here’s another shot taken on or near Long Island Sound, in recognition of the Connecticut Audubon Society’s 2019 State of the Birds report. The press release that summarizes the findings may be found here. The full report will be available via PDF on January 1. Here’s the link to my original posting, which explains why […]