[CT Birds] Hawks and stuff

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 19:29:49 EDT 2010

9/10 - New Haven, Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 294 diurnal raptors
counted:  76 Osprey, 7 Bald Eagles, 19 Northern Harriers, 67 Sharpies, 14
Coops, 1 Juvenile Northern Goshawk (with great looks for all), 3
Red-shouldered Hawks, 62 Broadwings, 28 American Kestrels, 7 Merlins, 3
Peregrine Falcons, and 7 Unidentified Raptors.

In addition:  1,175 Bobolinks, 730 Cedar Waxwings, 539 Tree Swallows, 55
Red-winged Blackbirds, 38 Chimney Swifts, 20 Cowbirds, 18 Unidentified
Warblers, 15 Unidentified Finches, 13 American Robins, 4 Great Blue Heron, 4
Purple Finch, 3 RT Hummers, 2 Eastern Kingbirds.

We were treated to waves of dragonflies and large flocks of Tree Swallows.

You know you should have been there.

Dana Campbell, Priest in Charge
Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com

Oh, if you're a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you're a bird, be an early early bird--
But if you're a worm, sleep late.                   *Early Bird* by Shel

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