[CT Birds] Head to a hawk watch tomorrow!
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 7 21:19:59 EDT 2013
Don is spot-on. 'No need to fret about "waiting for the second day of a passing front." It ain't September; this isn't Wachusett. At Lighthouse, at peak season, when the "big fan turns on", the hawk flight can be almost instantaneous. A wind shift at midnight or even later, is plenty of time. And the higher the wind speed, the closer the hawks. If the winds stay strong, be sure to bring your cameras. Even if you sleep in and miss all the finches, and other early morning passerines, it should be good all day.
From: "Mntncougar at aol.com" <Mntncougar at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Monday, October 7, 2013 7:36 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Head to a hawk watch tomorrow!
Looks like Bill Banks has grabbed the brass ring at the Lighthouse Point
carousel this year, because it's his day to count tomorrow and currently the
conditions look great - for the third Tuesday this year. Northwest winds,
12-21 mph are predicted along with a lot of sunshine (and hopefully, some
clouds). A great chance to see lots of hawks and have fun helping to spot
them. Come on down!
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