[CT Birds] Hurricane Irene appears to aiming at us

Thomas Robben robben99 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 00:47:46 EDT 2011


Hi Sarah,
As Nick said, its definitely too early to be sure of anything, but as of the
moment hurricane Irene SEEMS to be pointed toward a glancing hit on
NorthCarolina 8pm Saturday and a second landfall around New York City 8pm
Sunday evening, as per this map from NOAA National Hurricane Center.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:09L_2011_5day.gif
As my friend P.A.Buckley has noted, some of the best birds may be found
under or east of the eye of the storm.
Monday August 29th might be a good day to schedule as a "vacation day" if
possible.  From a birding point of view, Irene's currently estimated track
is extremely exciting, and all the East Coast bird lists will probably start
buzzing about this hurricane in the next few days.
Tom

Tom Robben
Glastonbury CT

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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pelagic & Unusual Birds question
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:57:34 -0400
Hi Sarah,

This all depends on storm track. With so much time between now and
then, so many things can change, and the track is far from certain. As
we get closer to the weekend, I'm sure several of us will be
speculating on potential birds and where to go to look for them.

Generally speaking though, you want a point of land that sticks into
LI Sound such as (east to west) Stonington Pt, Enders Island,
Cornfield Pt, Meigs Pt, Stratford Pt, Shippan Pt, etc etc.

Nick

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT
www.shorebirder.com


On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Sarah Faulkner
wrote:

> I've been watching the weather forecast, and it seems that Hurricane
Irene
may pay us a visit here this weekend.

>
> If I were to spend a half-day birding somewhere along the shore in CT or
RI
�(not enough time to get to the Cape), what would be the BEST place(s) to
look
for pelagics/interesting species that might be blown in?

>
> Sarah Faulkner
> Collinsville, CT



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