[CT Birds] LHP Brown Pelican, Cattle Egret

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 17:17:18 EDT 2011

>From Greg Hanisek
10/24 New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch - 1 imm. BROWN PELICAN (landed on water just off point, perched briefly on green channel marker No. 11); 1 CATTLE EGRET (flyby bird descended as if to land in boggy spot near lighthouse but, changed its mind and flew east toward airport); c 25 Eastern Bluebirds (with several hanging around all day), c 1000 American Robins, c 10 AMERICAN PIPITS, c 2000 Red-winged  Blackbirds, 3 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS, 2 PURPLE FINCHES.
Oh yeah, 53 diurnal raptors on very light NW winds turning SW c. 10:45 a.m.
Thanks for help from Bill Banks, Sara Zagorski, Sol Satin and Frank Gallo

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