[CT Birds] LHP 10-20-14 Harriers

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 20 21:24:18 EDT 2014

>From Greg Hanisek

10-20-14 New Haven, Lighthouse Point hawk watch - 118 raptors but surprisingly c 25% (27) were N. Harriers.

Also on the move: 60 Brant,  3 C. Loons, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 350 Blue Jays, 250 Tree Swallows, 650 American Robins, 30 American Pipits, 80 Cedar Waxwings, 2600 Red-winged Blackbirds, 30 Rusty Blackbirds, 170 Purple Finches, 1100 Pine Siskins (flocks probably averaged about 30 birds), 3 Eastern Meadowlarks. A lot of sparrows (especially Chipping), G-c Kinglets, Y-r Warblers around the Point. Red-bellied Woodpeckers very active and conspicuous as they've been for a few weeks. Very small numbers of woodland birds (Downy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice, Black-capped Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatches) apparently on the move.

Thanks for help from Bill Banks, Sol Satin, Sara Zagorski, Frank Gallo, Ed Sadowski, John Oshlick, Steve Karsh and whomever I forgot.

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