[CT Birds] Lighthouse Sunday October 5

REBECCA I HOROWITZ rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 5 20:32:03 EDT 2008









 206 today.  Who would have thought such a rainy morning would have 
morphed into a pretty good count.  We had a lot of great visitors from 
Mass. and Maine.  Here's the transcript from BirdHawk:
 
 Lighthouse Point
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             10             97
Osprey                      54            178           1276
Bald Eagle                   0              2             61
Northern Harrier            12             22            146
Sharp-shinned Hawk          57            206           1765
Cooper's Hawk               31             67            432
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          3              3             21
Broad-winged Hawk            2              5            376
Red-tailed Hawk              1              3             44
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            28             77            434
Merlin                       5             43            174
Peregrine Falcon             6             29             87
Unknown Accipiter            3              4             12
Unknown Buteo                0              0              5
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               4              6             49

Total:                     206            657           4984
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Mayo

Observers:        Dana Campbell

In the early morning, many falcons simply stopped in the rain and sat it
out.  In one small dead treetop, there were 6 AK 1 ML and one No Flicker. 
Concurrently atop the Lighthouse, was a PG and a pigeon.  

Non-raptor Observations:
1 GB Heron, 2 RT Loon, 1 Ruddy Duck, 1 Am Pipit, 1 White-crowned Sparrow, 2
Palm Warbler, 250 Blue Jay, 21 YR Warbler, 14 Savannah Sparrow, 70 RW
Blackbird, 25 BH Cowbird, 248 Cedar Waxwing, 7 Bobolink



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