Date: 10/19/18 4:08 pm
From: Dana Campbell via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] LPP Friday
10/19 - New Haven - Lighthouse Point Park Hawkwatch - 99 migrating raptors
1 Turkey Vulture, 3 Osprey, 19 Northern Harriers (among them 4 Adult Male
"Grey Ghosts"), 3 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 immature Bald Eagle, 37 Sharp-shinned
Hawks, 21 Cooper's Hawks, 2 American Kestrels, 7 Merlins, 1 Peregrine
Falcon, and 4 Unidentified Accipiters.
It was Harrier Day with 10 streaming through in one hour.
Some radically under-counted small migrants (blue sky early in the day:
26 Brant, 11 American Pipits including a flock of 8 that stayed for a time
on the ground near us, 17 Unidentified Shore Birds, 222 Canada Geese, 760
Red-winged Blackbirds, 60 Blue Jays, 8 Double-crested Cormorants, 435
American Robins, 86 Cedar Waxwings, 145 Finch sp., 46 Purple Finches, 53
American Goldfinches, 5 Common Grackles, 9 Tree Swallows, 1 probable *Cave
Swallow, *50 Brown-headed Cowbirds, 108 House Finches, and on three
occasions there were Eastern Bluebirds heard but not seen.
In the park were the usual suspects, including a plethora of Eastern
Phoebes, and a smallish Bat.
Great thanks to Matt Male and Lynn James! Visitors included Mary Lou
Kramer, Sue Asher, and Annette Pasek.
The Rev. Dana L. Campbell
Interim Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Middletown CT

“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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