[CT Birds] Stratford Boothe Park 9/19

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 19:07:50 EDT 2009

Boothe obviously suffered the same fate as all the other hawk watches - not
a cloud in the sky. I was there from 9 to 5:40, and I would say about 80% of
the birds could not be seen without bins or a scope. Nevertheless, we had a
very solid day. It was quiet until 11, and we found most of our raptors
between 1-3. The near-freezing temperatures tonight and potential afternoon
SW flow should make for an interesting day tomorrow.

Observers: Charlie Barnard, Brian Webster, Larry Flynn, Penny Solum, Frank
Mantlik, Scott Kruitbosch, 1-5 at various times. More observers or visitors
are definitely welcome, and thank you everyone.
Duration: 8.67 hours

Raptor migrants (not counting our many residents):
1 Black Vulture
21 Turkey Vulture
17 Osprey
7 Bald Eagle
5 Northern Harrier
76 Sharp-shinned Hawk
12 Cooper's Hawk
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
414 Broad-winged Hawk
12 Red-tailed Hawk
17 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
3 Peregrine Falcon
2 Accipiter
2 Buteo
1 Falcon
9 Raptor
TOTAL - 602

Other migrants:
6 Cedar Waxwing
3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Tree Swallow
6 Canada Goose
25 Double-crested Cormorant

Scott Kruitbosch
Connecticut Audubon Society
Stratford, CT
kbosch at gmail.com

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