[CT Birds] Lighthouse Sunday - 193 Hawks

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 14 19:08:23 EDT 2014

A good day with steady NW winds through mid-day.  Among the totals were 54 Osprey, 17 Bald Eagles, 50 sharp-shinned, 17 Coops, 10 Harriers, including an adult male.  Not a single buteo was logged as migrating-through. 

Cirrus clouds provided afternoon eyestrain relief but the hawks stayed very high up!  Thanks to Sol Satin, Howie Sternberg, Don Morgan, Julian Hough, Lynn James, Jeff Martin, Jim Cortina, et multi al, for the much needed help.

Not much of a morning flight at all (front apparently came through to late in the evening).  The park seemed quiet in the early am.  We had several hundred each of waxwings and Tree Swallows, 2 Nighthawks,  23 RT Hummingbirds and 7 warblers.  

...and one Pigeon Horntail (Tremex Columba). 

Full details on HawkCount (eventually).  

Steve Mayo

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