[CT Birds] Harriers

Chasbarnard at aol.com Chasbarnard at aol.com
Mon Nov 30 10:18:13 EST 2009

There were no harriers seen at the Pine Creek salt marsh area in Fairfield  
on Sunday, when Dave Zawisha and I were there for a couple of hours in the 
early  part of the morning. It might be of interest to see how Northern 
Harrier  numbers on the hawk watch counts this fall compare to the numbers  in 
past years throughout the Northeast. Does anyone at Lighthouse or Quaker have 
 those numbers?
 It certainly was a cool and wet nesting season through all of New  
England, although New England seems to be home to relatively few  nesting harriers 
these days. Incidentally, this past nesting season was the  first one in 
many years (at least since about 1990) that Northern Harrier  apparently made 
no attempt to nest in the Great Meadows marsh area in  Stratford. 
Charlie Barnard

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