[CT Birds] Hurricane Earl

Mark S. Szantyr Birddog55 at charter.net
Sun Aug 29 12:22:57 EDT 2010

But imagine the birds it could bring...

Mark S. Szantyr
80 Bicknell Road #9
Ashford, Connecticut 06278

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Kruitbosch" <kbosch at gmail.com>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:16 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Hurricane Earl

> If you are not aware Hurricane Earl is projected to go up the east coast 
> as
> a major hurricane, category 3 or higher. The 5 day projection cone, which
> you can see on NOAA's website here
> http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/144553.shtml?5day?large#contents,
> has it in a dangerous position off the Mid-Atlantic later this week. As of
> the last update, at Friday, 8AM, it is projected to have sustained winds 
> of
> 115MPH while sitting 291 miles to the SSW of New York City. The cone shows
> other possible locations, growing in size as the forecast goes farther out
> with less accuracy. A cold front will likely be passing through this area
> late Thursday or early Friday, and this low may likely stop the hurricane
> from making landfall or coming close to a location on the east coast. 
> There
> are MANY reasons or other causes for it to miss us, so do not be too
> worried. The primary concern is obviously life and property, and we
> certainly hope it stays far away. If it ever came close to landfall no one
> would be caring about any birds, myself included. None of us want that!
> However, in the hopefully fortunate event that it stays hundreds of miles
> away from any part of the U.S., it would be a great time to see some rare
> birds brought in with it. Keep an eye on it for now, but do not be upset 
> or
> worried yet at all.
> I will be opening the gate at Stratford Point around 4PM again today. The
> last I saw of the kite was at Stratford Point around 9:15 while I searched
> the property for migrants. I did not see it when I came back to the main
> area, and could not spot it at Milford Point or Short Beach from there.
> -- 
> Scott Kruitbosch
> Stratford, CT
> Connecticut Audubon Society
> http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/
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