[CT Birds] Eagleville Nighthawks, Swifts (Mansfield)

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Sun Aug 25 20:49:36 EDT 2013

The movement of Nighhawks along the Natchaug River through  Eagleville 
continues, although there were not nearly as many as last night. I  estimate 
about 65 for the night between 6:45 and 7:55 PM. As always, very hard  to tell 
because there were birds going both north and south, although  predominantly 
south, and a large number were still hawking insects at low level  over the 
lake when I left at 7:55.
One striking difference tonight was the presence of hoards of  Chimney 
Swifts. I counted three yesterday; tonight I estimate 150 to 200 and  very 
possibly a lot more. They were also feeding but drifting consistently  south. 
There were more shorebirds on the mudflats at the north end of  the lake, 
and I saw several Yellowlegs tonight. At one point a kayaker got too  close 
and put up 30 or 40, but they all settled right back down. A lot of  
shorebird traffic back and forth up and down the lake, too. It seems the water  is 
still going down, and more mud is visible now.  

Don  Morgan

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