[CT Birds] Birds on the move at Lighthouse Point

Steve Mayo rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 25 18:59:16 EDT 2011


We ended up with 346 diurnal raptors comprising 11 species.  The light NW winds, persisting well into the day before going onshore - were a very pleasant surprise.
 
>From the hawkwatch site (ie, excluding the Migration Festival Birdwalks) were 7 DICKCISSEL, 13 RT Hummingbird, 320+ Cedar Waxwing, 340+ Blue Jay, 12 unid warbler, 80 Bobolink, 8 RW Blackbird, 200+ Tree Swallow, 4 Can Goose, 2 Gr Egret, 1 COMMON RAVEN, and the usual locals.
 
And yes, for those of you who left the flying raptors demo early, the Steppe Eagle flopped into the woods to the East of the road, but was fairly-promptly, recovered by its owner. 
 
Steve Mayo
Bethany
 
--- On Sun, 9/25/11, Comins, Patrick <PCOMINS at audubon.org> wrote:


From: Comins, Patrick <PCOMINS at audubon.org>
Subject: [CT Birds] Birds on the move at Lighthouse Point
To: "CT Birds List" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 8:20 AM


Lots of birds on the move this am at Lighthouse Point Park including hundreds of Blue Jays a few Bobolinks and 5 (!) Dickcissels so far.  Come on down to the Migration Festival today!

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
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