Date: 9/8/17 3:20 pm From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday: Bobolinks and Hummingbirds
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...>
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