[CT Birds] Finals.. LHPP today

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Tue Oct 16 19:41:57 EDT 2012


Without the help of the following people, today at Lighthouse Point would have been impossible:

Steve Mayo, Bob Alex, Sol Satin, Steve Walthers, Lynn James, Don Morgan, Paul Roberts, Flo McBride, Marty Moore, Ron Pellitier, and Arne Rosengren.

With the wind really blowing, mostly from the WNW at a force of 4+ to 5 at times, the birds were all over the park. Most of the day, the sky was devoid of cloud cover, and the most cover was just about 10%. Eye-ball burning blue skys.....
 Final totals;

Osprey... 30
Northern Harrier... 12
Turkey Vulture... 2
Bald Eagle... 7
Sharp-Shinned Hawk... 398
Cooper's Hawk... 173
NORTHERN GOSHAWK... 1
Red'Tailed Hawk... 5
Red Shouldered Hawk... 2
Broad-Winged Hawk... 1
Merlin... 27
American Kestrel... 151
Peregrine Falcon... 13
Unidentified raptor and Accipitor... 10

total for the day... 832

Other birds noted today: Blue Jay... 350; American Robin... 900; Red-Wing Blackbird... 1780; Pine Siskin... 500;
Brown-headed Cowbird... 180; Purple Finch... 180; American Goldfinch... 500; House Finch... 450; Unid. Finch... 500
Cedar Waxwing... 250; Canada Goose... 420; Tree Swallow... 500; Chimney Swift... 4; 
Eastern Meadowlark... 2;  Evening Grosbeak... 1

Again, thanks to all of the additional eyes in the sky today.

Bill Banks






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