[CT Birds] LHP 9/29 800+

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 29 19:06:47 EDT 2008


Good day with decent N wind and excellent cloud cover after (as noted by Steve M) heavy duty blocking weather. Here's a full run down of 814 raptors:
 
Osprey - 201; N Harrier - 18; BE - 4; SS - 359; Coop - 105; BW - 21; RS - 1; RT - 2; AK - 66; Merlin - 10; Peregrine - 14; Unid - 13
 
Also seen in passage: 1100 Blue Jays; 400 Tree Swaloows; 200 Cedar Waxwings; 15 Bobolinks; 8 R-t Hummers; 6 American Pipits; 4 Purple Finches; 1 C Loon. Decent movement of mostly unidentified warblers, with about 200 flyovers that includes some Yellow-rumped and Palm.
 
2 Forster's Terns in harbor; one Scarlet Tanger that was lunch for a Merlin.
Helpful observers included Bill Banks, Sol Satin, Lynn James, Dori Sosensky, Dana Campbell, Randy Domina, Don Morgan, Marty Moore, Judy Moore, Richard English
 
Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
 


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