[CT Birds] Greenwich;QR Hawkwatch 9/12/10
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 12 19:17:40 EDT 2010
Lighthouse Park had very similar hawk watch experiences today. 45 hawks on strong ENE winds and beautifully wild cloudy skies. Cumulus moving fast at all altitudes. 3 visitors.
I had 39 thin, medium-sized shorebirds, east of the Park, heading SE towards the East Haven Beaches. I can only conclude they were Lesser Yellowlegs.
As of now, Tuesday and Wednesday are looking good for migrants.
--- On Sun, 9/12/10, Mike Warner <mjwarner at optonline.net> wrote:
From: Mike Warner <mjwarner at optonline.net>
Subject: [CT Birds] Greenwich;QR Hawkwatch 9/12/10
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 6:40 PM
9/12/10 - Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch, 9 - 5 pm, OS 11, SS 18, CH 1, BW 1, AK 4, ML 1, UR 1. 37 total.
CHSW 6, RTHU 5, a skein of ~80 small shorebirds in a modified "V" formation
and also a Whimbrel sized shorebird. Shorebirds headed due south. SE winds,
overcast all day with two very minor mist events. Visitors 3.
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