[CT Birds] Friday at LPP Final

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 19:52:43 EDT 2013


From:  Dana Campbell, Dori Sosensky, Sol Satin, and Steve Mayo
9/6/13 - New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawk Watch - 92 migrating
raptors:
3 BALD EAGLES (2 ADULT, 1 FIRST YEAR)
27 Osprey
3 Northern Harriers
19 Sharp-shinned Hawks
8 Cooper's Hawks
2 Red-shouldered Hawks
19 Broad-winged Hawks
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 American Kestrels
2 Merlins
1 Unidentified Accip.
2 Unidentified Buteos
2 Unidentified Raptors

Other migrants included:  300 Tree Swallows, 110 Chimney Swifts, 290 Cedar
Waxwings, 14 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 4 Eastern Kingbirds, 1
Semi-palmated Plover, 3 Laughing Gulls, and 33 Bobolinks.
In the park, guest Larry London found 1 BROWN THRASHER, among other things.

One Northern Flicker narrowly escaped the clutches of a stooping Cooper's
Hawk, making a big squack.
A smallish Osprey stooped on the Juvenile Bald Eagle.
One Sharpie was escorted off the property by an entourage of Tree Swallows.

It was a nice day with winds from the N dying out at noon and turning S
which signalled the end of the migrants.  Many birds ended up flying very
high up and were difficult to spot.
-- 
Dana Campbell, Interim Rector
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Meriden
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
-- Mary Oliver



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