Date: 1/11/19 11:04 am
From: Larry Crawford via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Common Eider behavior
Seven COMMON EIDERS at Stratford Point around midday today (1/11),
feeding fairly close to shore.

Larry Crawford

On 1/10/2019 8:36 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds wrote:
> There continue to be (as of 1/9) at least eleven COMMON EIDERS at Stratford Point and vicinity. For the many years prior, the most I’ve seen together here was two. There has definitely been an expansion of their winter range westward (to Greenwich at least) in the northern LI Sound.
> They feed often along the rocky coast of nearby Russian Beach, where there is apparently an abundant supply of the invasive Asian Shore Crab.
> Likewise, numerous area wintering Common Loons usually surface with crab prey rather than fish prey.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
> Sent from my iPhone

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