[CT Birds] LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK - RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, EVENING GROSBEAK, DUNLIN (?!)
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 9 19:31:04 EST 2012
47 hawks mostly right off the lawn, including 7 Northern Harriers (3 were Gray Ghosts).
The lawn had a lot of action. A Red Admiral flying over patches of yesterday's snow, 6 Killdeer, 6 Savannah Sparrows, plenty of E Bluebirds, 16 Snow Buntings and 30 Am Pipits which stayed all day long, along with a Dunlin (!) which landed right at the Hawk Watch site and returned an hour later to fly around with the Pipits!
Other oddities included a Sanderling over the carousel grove, An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER flying into the grove and a distant, probable EVENING GROSBEAK heading southeast.
Morning migrants included 40 Cedar Waxwing, 300 Common Grackle, 1100+ RW Blackbird, 350 BH Cowbird, 5 Purple Finch, 10 Pine Siskin.
Thanks to Paul Desjardins, Paul Roberts and Ranger Dan Barvir for the great conversation and help today!
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