[CT Birds] Quaker Ridge 9/12: 277 Raptors, 10+ Warbler sp

Ryan Maclean ryanmac335 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 21:32:48 EDT 2016

Hawk Migration definitely got a much needed kickstart today at Audubon
Greenwich with 277 raptors counted from 9 AM-6 PM. This included 189
Broad-Winged Hawks (mainly between 2-3:30 PM), 46 Osprey and 10 Bald
Eagles. Warbler movement also picked up after yesterday's wind shift with a
nice variety around the front fields highlighted by Nashville, Magnolia,
Black-Throated Green, Parula, Black & White and several other species.

The extended forecast shows Southerly winds for the next couple days but
hawkwatch sites north of us also had decent Broad-Wing totals today
including over 300 at Mount Watatic in MA. Thursday's forecast shows a
shift back to North winds so as of now that looks like the most promising
day this week for a good hawk flight. Regardless of the weather, our annual
FALL HAWK WATCH FESTIVAL is THIS WEEKEND (Sept 17-18) with live raptor
shows, great food, vendors and hopefully hundreds of hawks overhead for
your enjoyment. Hope to see alot of you there!


-Ryan MacLean

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