[CT Birds] Suffield WMA -- 236 Broad-wings, 2 Meadowlarks

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 25 23:20:05 EDT 2014

I didn't spend too much time checking on HawkCount, but am wondering if that is perhaps a Connecticut daily record for Broad-wings, for the spring?  

Steve Mayo

 From: John Weeks <aerie.john at cox.net>
To: ctbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 4:24 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Suffield WMA -- 236 Broad-wings, 2 Meadowlarks

A nice Broad-wing flight, beginning around 11 o'clock.
John Weeks

Suffield WMA
Apr 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Observers: John Weeks and Dick Haas
20 species

Canada Goose  1
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Blue Heron  5     Four adults on nests, one per nest.
Osprey  3, one or more may have been migrants (there is a nest on a cell-tower visible from the site)
Sharp-shinned Hawk  4     All migrating north along with Broad-winged Hawks.
Cooper's Hawk  1     Probably a resident bird.
Bald Eagle  2     Unsure whether they were migrants or not.  Bald Eagles nest locally.
Broad-winged Hawk  236     All migrating north through the area.
Red-tailed Hawk  2     Resident birds.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  2
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Eastern Meadowlark  2

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