[CT Birds] LHP - Monday 10-19- 09... 314 Hawks

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Mon Oct 19 16:58:47 EDT 2009


A very good day at Lighthouse point today, even considering that there was ZERO cloud cover. Birds started flying bright and early, and stayed flying until the wind shifted to the south by 1PM.



Raptor count for the day:

Turkey vultures... 30

Osprey... 2

Bald Eagle... all adults... 3

Northern Harriers... 11

Sharp-shinned Hawks... 154

Cooper's Hawks... 39

Red-shouldered Hawks... 22

Broad-wing Hawks... 1

Red-Tailed Hawks... 31

American Kestrels... 12

Merlins... 4

Peregrine FAlcons... 4

Unidentified Accipitor... 1

 

Total for the day... 314



Other birds of note today:

Pipits... 7

Cape May Warbler... 1

Palm Warbler... 50+

Yellow-Rumped Warbler... 25

EAstern Meadowlark... 8

Eastern Bluebirds... 45+

Red-Winged Blackbirds... 150

Blue Jays... 150

EAstern Wood Peewee... 1

Vesper Sparrow... 1 ( Thanks to Nick)

Common Raven... 3



Thanks to the following people who helped pull the birds in from the cloudless sky:

Don Morgan, Lynn James and her sister Carol, Curtiss, Nick Bonomo, Dori Sosenski. Denise Jernigan, Richard English, Marty Moore, and Frieda.



Bill Banks





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