Date: 4/12/17 4:30 pm From: Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Gannets and Razorbill(s) off Bridgeport
My wife crossing on the PJ/Bpt ferry this afternoon, counted 87 Gannets and at least 1 (probably 2) Razorbills looking out the starboard side window of the main car deck on the ferry (without binoculars). Most of the Gannets were sitting on the water, some were flying, others taking flight from the oncoming ferry. One of the Razorbills was closer to the ferry swimming with a few Gannets. She said it was in full breeding plumage with a full hood. The other (probable) bird was at a distance but she was about 90% positive in the ID also in full breeding plumage with a dark hood. All the Gannets she saw were from mid-Sound on the CT side. The majority were within half the distance to the CT shore from mid-Sound. Looks like a Gannet spring in LIS!