Tag Archives: Sherwood Mill Pond

Pic Of The Day #858

Pure joy yesterday, at Sherwood Mill Pond (Photo/Merri Mueller)

Pics Of The Day #855

Hillspoint Road homes, as seen from Sherwood Mill Pond… (Photo/John Videler for VidelerPhotography)

… and the Mill Pond itself (on a very different day!) (Drone photo/Videler Photography)

Pic Of The Day #851

Cleaning the catch, at Sherwood Mill Pond (Photo/Nancy Lewis)

Pic Of The Day #832

It never gets old: jumping in Sherwood Mill Pond

Pic Of The Day #816

Sherwood Mill Pond, with Hummock Island oyster house (Drone photo/Patrick Sikes)

Meanwhile, a view of the Hummock Island oyster operation from a Sherwood Mill Pond back deck. (Photo/Matt Murray)

Summer’s First Strong Storm

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.

A tree fell on a house on Vani Court …(Photo/Westport Fire Department)

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.

… and barely missed one at Edgewater Commons. (Photo/Kaye Leong)

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.

Sherwood Mill Pond, moments after the storm passed … (Photo/Matt Murray)

Today is forecast to be mostly sunny, with a high around 80.

… and Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach, a few minutes later. (Photo/Kristina Bory)

Pic Of The Day #759

Maritime heritage at Sherwood Mill Pond (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

Mill Pond Egret Lured To Death

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.”

Pics Of The Day #686

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!

This yard on Roseville Road sparkled (Photo/Gregg Bromberg)

Marion Road (Photo/Anne Bernier)

Winslow Park (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Levitt Pavilion (Photo/JP Vellotti)

Kings Highway Elementary School (Photo/Maggie Gomez)

Playhouse condos, from Winslow Park (Photo/Molly Alger)

Old Mill Beach (Photo/Matt Murray)

The train station last night, in the thick of the storm (Photo/Tracy Porosoff)

Pics Of The Day #660

One view of the Sherwood Mill Pond … (Photo/Katherine Ross)

… and another. (Photo/Matt Murray)