[CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Friday

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 17:26:55 EDT 2010

10/8 - New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 480 diurnal raptors
counted until the wind turned SSW at around 1:15 p.m. EDT.
3 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 11 Merlins, 78 American Kestrels, 44 Osprey, 14
Northern Harriers (including one "Grey Ghost"), 258 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 47
Cooper's Hawks, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 17 Broad-winged Hawks, 3 Red-tailed
Hawks, and some miscellaneous unidentifiables.

Other migrants included: 1 RED-THROATED LOON, 196 PURPLE FINCHES, 15
BOBOLINKS, 3 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 553 Canada Geese, 800+ Blue Jays,
1000+ House Finches, 494 Am. Goldfinches, 42 American Pipits, 3 RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCHES, 45 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 110 Tree Swallows, 100 Red-winged
Blackbirds, 40 American Robins, and about 900 unidentified Finches.

There were hundreds of Black-capped Chickadees all over the park.

Tomorrow looks promising with winds out of the NNW.

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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