[CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park - 255 Hawks

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 7 15:06:24 EDT 2012

A nice mix of 255 raptors (ZERO Peregrines), flying, not as low as yesterday, but at perfectly acceptable heights with good cloud cover.  

At 0700, Greg Hanisek noted Chickadees and sparrows pouring through the NW corner of the Park.  The Park was full of birds.  From the watch site, the morning flight continued all morning, almost until the rain started.  A partial count included:  C 
loon 4, GB Heron 7, Gr Egret 1, C Goose 47, Mallard 13, Semi Plover 3, 
unk. shorebird 3, N Flicker 8-10, YB Sapsucker 1, Bl Jay 200+, Am Pipit 
2, Tree Swallow 140, Migrating WB Nuthatch 6, Am Robin 300, Cedar Waxwing 
100, YR Warbler 140, Unid warbler 90, BH Cowbird 65+, RW Blackbird 150+, Purple Finch 170, Ho Finch 550, Am Goldfinch 80, Pine Siskin 77, Unid 
Finch 250.

Results are posted at HawkCount.

Steve Mayo

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