[CT Birds] Friday at the Lighthouse

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 19:33:53 EDT 2010

10/29 - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 194 raptors counted including the
previously-reported 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, 1 BALD EAGLE, and 4 PEREGRINE FALCONS.

There were significant flights of small birds, including: 10,425 Red-winged
Blackbirds, 8,600 American Robins, 925 Cedar Waxwings, 515 Common Grackles,
222 Eastern Bluebirds, 250 Canada Geese, many finches including 56 PURPLE
FINCH, 1 late Barn Swallow, 25+ Tree Swallows, a possible Cave Swallow, and

Tomorrow morning the migration should be good for small birds and OK for
raptors until the wind turns southerly in the afternoon.  For the Eagle
fans, the Bald Eagle was spotted in the 12 o'clock hour and the three
Goldens between 1:00 and 1:15.

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

"You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and
trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free margin, and even
vagueness--perhaps ignorance, credulity--helps your enjoyment of these
things."  Walt Whitman in *Birds*, 1881.

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