[CT Birds] Big Nighthawk push tonite?

Tom Auer mthomasauer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 13:22:00 EDT 2013

Connecticut Birders,

A perspective from Rhode Island. I've been sitting on my porch for the last
umpteen nights hoping to watch one of these wing by my yard, knowing that
this is the peak time and seeing how many are moving through Connecticut
right now. Not a one here in South Kingstown! And I know of no-one in Rhode
Island reporting them.

I'll assume that they're moving down the bigger river valleys to the west.
But, I'm in agreement with Frank, that tonight could be a good night
following the frontal passage. Fingers crossed!

Good Birding,
Tom Auer
South Kingstown, RI

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Given the passage of the cold front today, the light northerly winds, and
> the season, I'm thinking there may be a large push of migrating Nighthawks
> tonight. Check the usual migration hotspots ( Naugatuck & Norwalk River
> valleys, etc) from 6-8pm.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
> Sent from my iPhone
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Tom Auer
Biologist, Important Bird Areas Program
National Audubon Society
Rhode Island eBird Hotspot Editor

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