[CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park: SANDHILL CRANES, NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, GOLDEN EAGLE
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 2 18:03:06 EST 2014
Ok, skies didn't clear until 1 pm so there wasn't a heck of a morning flight (tomorrow).
But what a day! 1 imm Northern Goshawk low past the watchers, around 930 am (photo) and another around 1 pm. 2 SANDHILL CRANES (photo) heading west high over the oaks. One imm GOLDEN EAGLE seen by Frank Gallow far to the NE. Three Com Merganser (rare at Lighthouse), 7 Tree Swallow, one possible Cackling Goose among the Canadas, 40 or so Brant, incluidiing 4 circling a few feet above the watch (?!), 4-6 Com Raven; other birds reported on HawkCount.
232 diurnal raptors, including 35 Northern Harriers (!), many of them adult males. Still a couple more late afternoon minutes to report.
...An exciting day.
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