[CT Birds] Stratford raptors

Brian Webster b.webster at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 18 13:00:02 EDT 2009

8/18, Flood Middle School, Stratford (10:00a-12:40p)-

The majority of raptors were in a 30-40 minute span from about noon to 12:40p.

(2) Red-shouldered hawks (adult & juvenile)
(1) Broad-winged hawk (very nicely outlined juvenile)
(3) Red-tailed hawks (2 adults, then seperate juvenile)
(2) Ospreys (seperate individuals)
(1) Bald eagle (adult... very nice suprise)

The Bald eagle was circling somewhat low directly over RT-15, between where the powerline cut gets split by the road, and the James Farm Rd. bridge, just before exit 53. It soared for a bit, never flapping once in the 3-4 minutes I stared at it before it was gone.

Other birds in the field, woods/edges, powerline cut were:

(3) Barn swallows
(2) Swifts
(1) female Grosbeak
(1) Blue-winged warbler
(1) Black-and-white warbler
(2) Indigo buntings (adult male and mottled juvenile)
(1) E. Towhee (still singing)
(2) Great-crested flycatchers
(1) Ruby-throated hummingbird

-Brian Webster-
Stratford, CT
b.webster at hotmail.com
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