[CT Birds] 8/27 raptors, nighthawks

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 27 23:51:56 EDT 2013

>From Frank Mantlik
8/27 Stratford, Boothe Park - Despite the warm temps (82F) today, the NW winds beckoned me to watch for migrating hawks 3:00-4:30pm. Migrants included 3 Ospreys, 2 Northern Harriers, and 3 Bald Eagles (1 ad., 2 imm).  Resident birds included 4 Black Vultures and a Peregrine Falcon.
The nearby Connors Lane Community Garden held a flock of 23 Bobolinks.
Finally, Linda & I witnessed about 40 Common Nighthawks over the house about 7:15-7:30pm.

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