[CT Birds] unidentified migrators
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 3 17:37:06 EST 2013
In early November, Common Grackles and other blackbirds move near the coast, just after dawn, in huge clouds. We had 32,000 Grackles this morning at Lighthouse. That's my guess!
From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2013 8:13 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] unidentified migrators
I took an early neighborhood walk this morning in Orange. As I walked at
intersection of Martin Lane & Christian Circle (7:30AM) I heard lots of
honking and looked up to see 2 flocks of Canada Geese in lines. But then
what caught my eye were hundreds/thousands of tiny dark flecks high up in
These birds were on the same path (flying east to west) as the Canadas,
following behind and this flock (hard for me to estimate but it had to be
hundreds, probably thousands) continued for about 2 minutes as I continued
to watch in awe. Even though I couldn't identify them, it was the
most (assumed) migrators, I personally have seen, other than in photos or
videos. It was amazingly awesome (not enough adjectives).
Bev Propen, Orange
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