[CT Birds] West Haven raptors

Lynn Jones lynnjones11 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 13:19:54 EST 2012

1:00pm with Sue Hochgraf

Over I-95 on the West Haven/ Orange line we just had an interesting kettle
of raptors.  Unfortunately we didn't have binoculars but a group of 7
raptors converged above our heads.  There were 4 Buteo sp. (likely
Red-tailed Hawks) and at least 3 Accipiter sp (leaning toward Cooper's).
Our local Red-tail and Turkey Vulture didn't even bother to go check them
out.  Was this just a chance meeting with good conditions or are hawks
moving early?

Lynn A. Jones
Museum Assistant
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, CT

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