[CT Birds] Lighthouse Point Park Sunday 9/25 - Red Headed Woodpecker and, Eagles!

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 25 21:47:30 EDT 2016

'A long challenging day with moderate NW winds and the blue skies of death.  

358 hawks today, including 36 Bald Eagles with at least 2 additional to the east.  Regardless of how many cleared, the total was a Lighthouse record.  

A possible Golden Eagle (white in flight feathers and tail) seen at considerable distance, with some other purported contradictory field marks, was best left relegated to UE (unidentified eagle) status.  .  

Other sightings included Com Loon 5, Dc Corm 31,GB Heron 3, Gr Egret 2, Can Goose 18, Am Bk Duck 3, Killdeer 2, Laughing Gull 56, Herring Gull 44, RB Gull 22, Gr BB Gull 4, Mo Do 15, Rock Pig 20, C Swift 7, Belt Kingfisher 1, RB Woodpecker 3, No Flicker 3, RED HEADED WOODPECKER 1, Tree Swallow 125, SWALLOW sp., 1, RT Hummingbird 1, Am Crow 13, WB Nut 3, BC Chicadee 2, Am Pipit 2, Cedar Waxwing 330, Warbler sp. 4, Palm Warbler 35, Sav Sparrow 8, Bobolink 40, Com Grackle 2, Ho Finch 30, Am Goldfinch 14 

Steve MayoBethany

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