I like to share my birding and photography locations. I know some people are funny about "their spots" but as long as identifying active birding locations does not endanger the welfare of the subjects, I am all for sharing. I mention this partly because I have had a hard time getting others to share. One of the gaping holes in my life list is a Great Horned Owl and I have not had any luck in finding one locally. This includes birders I know that have visited nests recently. I have even offered some researchers that would allow me to tag along with them some images for free, alas no luck!
Ring Billed Gull
One such location for me is Greenwich Point Park. In short order, I have become very fond of this location. I have seen several species of gulls, geese and ducks, swans, eagles, and starlings in just a few visits. I plan on spending a lot of time here over the winter. Why over the winter you may ask? This park is closed to non-Greenwich Connecticut residents from March 1- December 1, this is why I only have winter images from the park. Its one of the issues with coastal CT, much of the coast line is deemed private property limiting birding opportunities.
The only problems I have seen so far with this location are the crowds. Thats not uncommon however with many of the coastal locations in the tri-state area. One recent visit was during the week while the other occurred on the weekend. During the week there were a lot of people, on the weekend it was mobbed! Slowest times here were sunrise, late in the day and sunset is difficult.
Hooded Merganser Drake
Even with the crowds, I plan on heading down there this weekend, MLK weekend, to see what I can find!