[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
Silverstein



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