[CT Birds] Quaker Ridge 10/23: 52 Raptors inc 10 Harriers. Great hawkwatching forecast for tomorrow

Ryan Maclean ryanmac335 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 19:41:57 EDT 2014


Today wasn't exactly the most bearable of hawkwatching days
conditions-wise, but 10 Harriers (4 Males) made the howling wind and rain
more tolerable. Once the clouds parted around 3:30 a decent amount of
Sharp-Shins started working their way up the valley from the coast as well.
With the winds expected to die down to a slightly more stable 10-20 mph out
of the NW tomorrow, we're in for a stellar day of hawkwatching. No matter
where you are in CT tomorrow, it'd be well worth it to spend some time at
Quaker Ridge, Lighthouse Point, Boothe Park or even your own backyard
looking up for hawks cos the river's about to flood again. Who knows if
something crazy will show up as a result of this storm as well (we've had 2
sp of Jaegers at QR before).

*Quaker Ridge Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2014
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 29 33 Turkey Vulture 18 433
436 Osprey 2 147 581 Bald Eagle 0 32 165 Northern Harrier 10 73 150
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 1002 2661 Cooper's Hawk 3 227 386 Northern Goshawk 0
1 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 57 66 Broad-winged Hawk 0 101 7043 Red-tailed
Hawk 0 9 12 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 2 2 American Kestrel 0
178 525 Merlin 0 37 89 Peregrine Falcon 0 25 32 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 8
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2 Unknown Falcon 0 4 12 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown
Raptor 2 51 131 Total: 52 2413 12335*



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