14 May 2016

Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing: Some Photos From Recent Trips

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The lower Housatonic River has suddenly blossomed...with moored sailboats.

Actually, these boats seem never to leave their moorings; they're mostly floating cocktail patios.

These small geese, brant by name, appear to stay longer each year in our area.

Wikipedia: "The brant goose is a small goose with a short, stubby bill. It measures 55–66 cm (22–26 in) long, 106–121 cm (42–48 in) across the wings and weighs 0.88–2.2 kg (1.9–4.9 lb). The under-tail is pure white, and the tail black and very short (the shortest of any goose)."

This black crowned night heron was keeping a wary, red eye on us.

Wikipedia: Adults are approximately 64 cm (25 in) long and weigh 800 g (28 oz). They have a black crown and back with the remainder of the body white or grey, red eyes, and short yellow legs. They have pale grey wings and white under parts. Two or three long white plumes, erected in greeting and courtship displays, extend from the back of the head.

Clam draggers were out on the lower Housy in force.

Coast Guard took this RHIB all the way to the US-1 bridge, turned around, left.

Wikipedia: A rigid-hulled inflatable boat, (RHIB) or rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) is a lightweight but high-performance and high-capacity boat constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale. The design is stable and seaworthy. The inflatable collar allows the vessel to maintain buoyancy if a large quantity of water is shipped aboard due to bad sea conditions.

Fire department was testing/training these ladder hoses at Short Beach.

This appeared to be a collegiate women's crew training further up the River.

A more leisurely form or exercise.

Where the Naugatuck River joins the Housatonic at Derby/Shelton.

The Route 8 bridge crossing the Housatonic River at Shelton.

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