[CT Birds] LHPP Tuesday 10-09

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Tue Oct 9 15:14:33 EDT 2012


Avery unusual day at Lighthouse Point Park today. Thanks to Steve Mayo and Nick Bonomo for the extra sets of eyes and ears. Even thou it was misty and rainy at times, the birds never quit flying. 

Here is a Hawk Summery first:

Black Vulture... 1
Turkey Vulture... 20
Osprey... 38
Northern Harrier... 12
Sharp-Shinned Hawk... 114
Cooper's Hawk... 48
Bald Eagle... 6
American Kestrel... 55
Red-Tailed Hawk... 5
Red-Shouldered Hawk... 1
Broadwing Hawk... 13
Merlin... 1
Peregrine Falcon... 1

Total hawks... 315

Also in the park, migrating through, besides the normal suspects, were the following larger than normal counts:


Canada Goose... 150
House Finch... 200 (probably low in count)
Red_wing Blackbirds... 400
Cedar Waxwing... 1,050
Blue Jay... 320
Pine Sisken... 600  (also probably very low in count, many were in mixed flocks with goldfinches, house finches, etc...)
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker... 1
 Evening Grosbeak... 1 ( heard first by Nick Bonomo, then Steve and I also got to hear it. Not seen to land)
Cuckoo sp... 1 flew into the trees along main road into park, was not identified.

Bill Banks




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