[CT Birds] LPP Surprise South Wind Saturday

Dana Campbell dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 21:40:04 EDT 2017

Beginning late in the 11 o'clock hour today the wind turned from SE to SSW
and picked up speed so that we ended the count today with 142 hawks:
12 Osprey
9 Northern Harriers
17 Broad-winged Hawks
3 Red-shouldered Hawks
33 Sharp-shinned Hawks
16 Cooper's Hawks
14 American Kestrels
17 Merlins
6 Peregrine Falcons
5 Unidentified Accipiters
3 Unidentified Falcons
7 Unidentified Raptors
There were scattered small migrants including an American Pipit, 10
Ruby-throated hummingbirds, a Dickcissel, and small numbers of the usual
suspects.  Thanks so much to Jeff Martin early on and then Steve Mayo, Dori
Sosensky, and Lynn James who came to the rescue when the birds began to
stream in from all directions.
This may bode well for the Migration Festival tomorrow.  As Greg Hanisek
has often said, when it is time to migrate the birds will migrate no matter
the weather conditions.

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