[CT Birds] Chestnut Hill hawk watch, Litchfield, CT - 19 Sept 2014 (Friday)

John D Babington davewb07 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 19 17:41:28 EDT 2014

Broad-winged (BW) hawks continue in good number at the Chestnut Hill hawk watch today. The big hour for BW's was 1-2 PM (12-1 Standard time) with 688. Also seen were some high flying cormorants, ravens, three black vultures, and four monarch butterflies, A local red-tailed hawk entertained the hawk watchers by hunting for a snake just feet from the hawk watchers. The day's tally is below:

Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 4
Northern harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned hawk - 2
Broad-winged hawk - 1,059
American kestrel - 1
Unidentified Raptor - 1

David W Babington
Washington, CT

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