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Tag Archives: Sherwood Mill Pond
A fast-moving storm — with hail, heavy rain and high winds — roared through parts of town yesterday evening, around 7:45. More than 500 Westporters lost power.
The Fire Department responded to 18 calls with 45 minutes. They included burning and downed power lines, carbon monoxide, and a tree resting on a house on Vani Court.
Sherwood Island State Park will be closed today (Sunday), due to damage.
But the storm left as quickly as it came. Skies cleared before nightfall.
Today is forecast to be mostly sunny, with a high around 80.
Sherwood Mill Pond is one of Westport’s most beautiful spots. Teeming with wildlife, it’s loved by photographers, painters, kayakers, fishermen, and anyone who likes to admire nature.
However, the site is not always respected.
Yesterday, an alert — and saddened — “06880” reader sent this disturbing photo:
The egret died after getting tangled in a fishing line that had been cast over an electric line.
Similar lines, the reader says, are also collecting debris and trapping waterfowl.
The bird died very close to the estuary designed expressly for the preservation of wildlife. “Tidal Gates Park” — on the way to Compo Cove — is where 2 hurricane-damaged houses were demolished a couple of years ago.
Someone posted a notice near the dead egret. “This is unacceptable,” it says. “Clean up your lures & lines.”
It wasn’t the biggest snowfall. It shouldn’t have caused as many power outages as it did.
But it sure was pretty.
Here are some scenes, captured around Westport by alert “06880” photographers.
And now — okay. It’s March. We’re ready for some spring shots!