[CT Birds] Greenwich:Quaker Ridge Tallies

Mike Warner mjwarner at optonline.net
Sat Sep 13 17:46:02 EDT 2014

Hello Hawkwatchers,

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.

Mike Warner
Wilton, Ct.

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