Date: 8/6/17 10:03 am From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
I stopped by "my patch", Bethany Airport, mid-morning. It's not a patch in the birding sense, there are usually very few birds there. It's' just a close-to-home spot to walk the dog. But things were birdy, hopping: Ea Kingbird, Indigo Bunting, warblers (alas, no bins and tired ol' eyes), GC Flycatcher, tons of Robins, Chipping Sparrows and Phoebes. I wondered, how are things at Lighthouse? No blackbirds.
Thanks for sharing, Greg and Tina! Steve Mayo Bethany
From: greg hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...> To: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen...>; CT Birds <ctbirds...> Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 11:42 AM Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Early morning flight
Couldn't resist checking out Lighthouse Point, New Haven, on this fall-like day. As expected, the mid-summer Red-winged Blackbird flight was in full swing. From 7 to 9 a.m. I counted c 2300. Other migrants were in modest numbers - c 65 Cedar Waxwings, c 20 Chimney Swifts and Tree Swallows; and just 2 Eastern Kingbirds. I only heard one Bobolink and couldn't locate it in the sky to see if it was part of a flock. There were a few Yellow Warblers present but no noticeable movement, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, which sometimes stage good visible movements at this time of year, were not in evidence. Greg HanisekWaterbury
On Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:27 AM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
Westport- Since 6:45 this morning, there has been an almost constant movement of blackbird flocks flying west. Most flocks number between 50-100 birds and most have been Redwing Blackbirds. Lovely to hear and see on this fall like morning.So far I estimate about 1000 birds.