[CT Birds] LPP Friday

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 10:08:54 EDT 2017

9/1 - New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 26 migrating raptors: 1
Turkey Vulture (!), 13 Osprey, 1 Northern Harrier, 2 Bald Eagles (adult), 1
Broadwinged Hawk, 6 American Kestrels, 2 Merlins.
Also 2 local PEREGRINE FALCONS, 1 local Cooper's Hawk, 5 or more local
Osprey and 2 local Turkey Vultures seen.
In the park were: Great Egret, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Rock Pigeon, 8
flyover Yellowlegs, Black-crowned Night Heron, Fish Crow, Belted
Kingfishers, Carolina Wren, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Greater
Black-backed Gull, Blue Jay, Eur. Starling, and Kildeer--as well as 3
Other migrants: 1 Laughing Gull, 6+ Eastern Kingbirds, 70 Blue-grey
Gnatcatchers, 3 American Goldfinches, 220 Cedar Waxwings, 180 Chimney
Swifts, 130 Tree Swallows, 37 Barn Swallows, 7 Bank Swallows, 3 Cliff
Swallows, 1 Cave Swallow, 120 Bobolinks, 10 Red-winged Blackbirds, and 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
Thanks to a crack team of observers:  Frank Mantlik, Bill Banks, Sol Satin,
and Howie Sternberg.

The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com

“For a lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us everyday.”
―Evelyn Underhill, *Mysticism: a Study in the Nature & Development of
Spiritual Consciousness*

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