Date: 10/31/18 8:18 pm From: Cin and Bill kobak via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] raptors at Hammonasset
Spent a couple hours at Hammonasset State Park this afternoon. Raptors were the highlight: Peregrine Falcon drank from puddle in lawn at West End of park, female Northern Harrier soared over Meigs Pt. marshes, juvenile Cooper's Hawk perched on nest box in marsh and later on fence post at entrance to Willard's Island, Merlin repeatedly strafed flock of 200+ Starlings near Middle Beach parking lot while the Starlings performed amazing aerial formations. Ended our visit back at the West End and found the Peregrine again on the ground drinking from a puddle, this time in the parking lot across from Chase's Pond. Also 3 Horned Larks in lawn at West End. Three Great Egrets, an E. Phoebe, several WT Sparrows, lots of YR Warblers.