[CT Birds] Bluff Point 10/29

Glenn Williams gswilliams9 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 29 09:55:42 EDT 2011


It was a more expected and pedestrian morning flight compared to last weekend's bonanza.  The only notable birds were three Purple Finch and a Common Raven.  Because of the easterly component to the wind, a good number of birds left the park east of the "hot corner".  Complete list below.

Glenn Williams
Mystic

Groton, Bluff Point, New London, US-CT
Oct 29, 2011 7:05 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     NNE light winds, very dark and overcast.  Light morning flight with birds leaving the park east of the "hot corner"
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  9
Mallard  11
Double-crested Cormorant  52
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Herring Gull  45
Rock Pigeon  6
Mourning Dove  5
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  8
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  9
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow  51
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
Hermit Thrush  23
American Robin  210
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler  72
warbler sp.  8
Eastern Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  32
White-throated Sparrow  164
Dark-eyed Junco  101
Red-winged Blackbird  61
Purple Finch  3
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  3




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