2 Canvasback, 4 Sabine's, 2 Baird's at Bridgeport Res

Observers: Justin Hite
Email: justinhiteatgmaildotcom
Date: 09/19/2008
Time: 10:28 PM -0400

Duck numbers were down to the 3-4,000 level at Bridgeport, the most abundant being Ruddy. Among them were two drake Canvasbacks. Long, sloped bills, cinnamon-red heads, white-gray bodies, black rumps and breasts. There was a single Redhead drake nearby for comparison of the body color. 4 Sabine's Gulls (all juv), an adult Bonaparte's Gull, two Common Terns, a single Merlin with some small dead bird in its talons, a Red-shouldered Hawk, a flock of 400 Pinyon Jays, and 2 Baird's Sandpipers with a small group of WESA and LESA were other highlights for the morning. All told, I saw 69 species at the reservoir. Also, small numbers of drakes were already back in their standard plumage (including Mallard, Shovelers, Pintails), and at least four Ruddy's were still fully ruddy.

4 juv Sabine's Gulls at Bridgeport Res 9-19-08
Baird's and Least at Bridgeport Res 9-19-08