[CT Birds] Ridgefield raptors

A W antpitta8 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 22 11:18:03 EDT 2013

Spent a couple of hours this morning observing the skies from the Ridgefield High School main parking lot.  Always thought it would be a good place to watch for migrating hawks and this morning I was not disappointed.  8:30-10:30 am, W-NW winds, gorgeous skies.  

4 Bald Eagle
8 Osprey
14 Broad-winged Hawk (one kettle)
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 American Kestrel
8 Black Vulture
4 Turkey Vulture (a few more locals, I just counted the ones streaming south as possible migrants)

Other birds of note:

1 Common Raven
many groups of 10-60 Cedar Waxwings, seemed like a wave came through every 10 minutes.

Allan Welby

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