[CT Birds] Chestnut Hill (Litchfield, CT) Hawk Watch, 16 Sept 2012 (Sunday)

John D Babington davewb07 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 16 17:18:26 EDT 2012

Best day so far for this 2012 hawk watch season today (Sunday, 16 Sept 2012) at Chestnut Hill in Litchfield, CT. See numbers below:
Osprey - 6
Bald eagle - 3
Sharp-shinned hawks - 3
Broad-winged hawks - 713
American Kestrel - 2
Unidentified Raptor - 1

Also had one common raven and one black vulture. The Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch does not count black vultures and, of course, does not count red-tailed hawks. The informal monarch butterfly count at Chestnut Hill noted 28 monarch butterflies. 

David W Babington
Coordinator, Chestnut Hill Hawk Watch, Litchfield, CT

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