[CT Birds] Hamden: Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Aug 30, 2017

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Wed Aug 30 20:38:08 EDT 2017


We just happened to be on the Waite St. bridge over upper Lake Whitney, Hamden, when squadrons of Nighthawks came streaming by.  At least 60 in the first group, and at least 40 more a bit later.

I've not seen any for a couple of years -- and never nearly this number.  It was almost done before I could be amazed.  

ebird report below.  Also today:  4 Green Heron in Big Avis kettle hole in North Lake Dr., & our now resident Screech Owl, about 8:20.

Arthur Shippee & Mary Porterfield,
	North Lake Dr./

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> From: ebird-checklist at cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, Aug 30, 2017
> Date: August 30, 2017 at 8:28:34 PM EDT
> To: ashippee at snet.net
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> Waite bridge & causeway Lake Whitney, New Haven, Connecticut, US
> Aug 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     With Mary Porterfield
> 6 species
> 
> Wood Duck  17     About 10 above the peninsula, & others around
> Great Blue Heron  1     Along NE shore, above the causeway, about 2 PM from the bridge (N = 12)
> Common Nighthawk  100     Two major fly-by's, first at least 60, second at least 40, headed SW or WSW.
> 
> I've not seen any for a couple of years;  not sure I've ever seen so many.
> Chimney Swift  1     Likely others, but all I clear saw in the scrum.
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Barn Swallow  20
> 
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38912681
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




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