[CT Birds] Siskins plus Bluff Point tomorrow

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 10 19:12:00 EDT 2012

When Dave starts talking about "events" at Bluff, you know that Lighthouse Point Park (New Haven) should have an excellent hawk migration.  Today's "20% chance of precipitation" soaked the Park all morning long, so consider that a bit of blocking weather.  And, considering how many Sharp-shinned hawks and others are still expected, tomorrow should be an excellent hawk day.  Winds are predicted to be moderate; if the winds are stronger, stop by and bring your camera.  

Steve Mayo

 From: David Provencher <davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net>
To: 'Julie Keefer' <julie.keefer at gmail.com>; 'CT Birding' <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Siskins plus Bluff Point tomorrow
Julie that's a good question, I was just thinking about that the other day.
With so many birds arriving this early, my guess is most will depart as the
season progresses into winter. However we may well see them replaced by
Redpolls, so the bills for nyjer seed (which is technically a fruit!) may
not go away too soon. And if you get a flock of Evening Grosbeaks at your
feeder you're really going to buying a lot of seed!

Bluff Point prediction: Looking at the night's/morning's predicted surface
winds for Bluff Point in Groton, coupled with the instability in the
atmosphere to our north, makes me think there should be a morning flight
event tomorrow that may be somewhat lowered in numbers due to the conditions
north of us. I would go in the morning if I could (but I'm only 20 minutes
away) but I'd be prepared for a limited event. Sadly I won't make it

Dave Provencher

Naturally New England
-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of
Julie Keefer
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:41 PM
To: CT Birding
Subject: [CT Birds] Siskins

Anyone have any thoughts on how long the siskins may stick around?  

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