[CT Birds] LPP Friday: Bobolinks and Hummingbirds

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 18:19:00 EDT 2017

9/8 - New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 13 migrating raptors:
2 Osprey, 2 Northern Harriers,  2 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 5 American Kestrels,
1Merlin, and 1 Unidentified Accipiter.  A local Peregrine Falcon, several
local Osprey, and 2 local Cooper's Hawks were observed.  Small migrants
observed:  5 Eastern Kingbirds, 6 Double-crested Cormorants, 4 Blue-gray
Gnatcztchers, 14 American Goldfinches, 290 Tree Swallows, 48 Chimney
Swifts, 19 Barn Swallows, 8 Laughing Gulls, 1,060 Cedar Waxwings, 2,500
Bobolinks, and 43 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.  In the park were: Carolina
Wren, Blue Jay, Eur. Starling, Great-crested Flycatcher, Downey Woodpecker,
Palm Warbler, Ring-billed Gull, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-bellied
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Kildeer, and Fish Crow.
Thanks to Observers Lynn James and Ron Pelletier and guest Nancy Morand for
their help.  Tomorrow will probably be nice at the Lighthouse--although
cloudless--with northerly wind following the passage of a cold front.

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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