[CT Birds] Saturday at LPP Hawkwatch

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 22:48:19 EDT 2010


10/9 - New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 1,015 diurnal raptors
counted against clear blue sky with NW wind finally picking up around noon.
536 Sharpies, 90 Cooper's Hawks, 249 American Kestrels, 31 Merlins, and 32
Broadwings made up the majority.  7 PEREGRINE FALCONS counted, as well.

Other migrants too numerous to list were counted.  Notable:  9 DICKCISSELS,
1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 47 PURPLE FINCHES, 11 AMERICAN PIPITS, 1 BOBOLINK, 1
HUMMINGBIRD (LATE).  Canada Geese are on the move.  We counted 1,550 in long
lines and wedges high up in the sky.

One highlight of the day was seeing a Peregrine take a Blue Jay.  Lots of
falcon drama.

Thanks to many intrepid observers and welcome to lots of guests!

-- 
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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