[CT Birds] Greenwich:Quaker Ridge Tallies
mjwarner at optonline.net
Sat Sep 13 17:46:02 EDT 2014
9/12/14 - Friday - Perfect viewing conditions with NW wind and occasional clouds in a bright blue sky. 206 migrating raptors were counted with the breakdown as follows: Osprey 8, Bald Eagle 8, Northern Harrier 3, Sharp-shinned 57, Cooper's Hawk 5, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Broad-winged 109, Am. Kestrel 11, Merlin 1, and Unidentified Raptor 3. The highest daily count of the year thus far was attained by the 12 sharp-eyed volunteers who, at this time of year, have a strong belief in Hooky Friday.
9/13/14 - Saturday - Complete flip in the weather with rain expected didn't stop the birds. ESE winds at Force 3 with 100% cloud cover didn't prevent 41 birds from moving on. Seen today were: Osprey 1, Bald Eagle 4, Northern Harrier 1, Sharp-shinned 20, Cooper's Hawk 2, Broad-winged 8, Am. Kestrel 4 and Unidentified Raptor 1. Although I expected fewer birds today, it is evident the momentum is building The watch was called at 3:30 pm on account of rain.
Sunday forecast - Rain clearing overnight yielding to NNW wind at 8 mph, sun and clouds with a high of 68 F. Perfect! Come on down to Audubon Greenwich and see the show at Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich Ct.
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