Thursday, January, 19, 2012- I had planned on going on the cod boat Thursday morning, unfortunately, the trip was cancelled: not from the weather but not enough fisherman to go. So I decided to take the first ferry to Block Island, and then turn around on the first return trip back to
A single Common Murre (at a distance)….
The area near the seawalls of the
The Gull lifted off the water and landed closer in front of me.
A drake Red-breasted Merganser joins the Eider raft.......
.....as well as this drake White-winged Scoter that flew down and out of the Canal Breachway.
Also present was this pair of drake Oldsquaw.
the way over-but it appeared to favor higher numbers of Common Murre) Large Alcids-
Bonaparte's Gulls- 7 (
Usual sea ducks in smaller numbers, 26 Harlequin Ducks mostly on the east shore near the northernmost point at Beavertail.
Point Judith, Camp Cronin- Large groups of sea ducks (mostly eider),
Razorbill-1, feeding along the outer edge of the east wall. Harriers-2
hunting along the beach and over the marshes.
Red-breasted Mergansers-38 chasing schooling fish around the dock area in
Lesser Black-backed Gull continues around grassy point Ninigret Park.
Charlestown Breachway-Big raft of Common Eider (300+)(6 Black Scoter)
rafted up along the beach on both sides of each jetty, in the breachway itself and just outside.
Quonochontaug Breachway, the usual Common Eiders and Loons.