This past weekend was great for birding, and as soon as this muggy damp system moves out of the way, we should see an incursion of migrants into the area. Warblers are on the move and shorebirds are still plentiful, but it can be hard work to sort out the identification of them on your own. Hawk season is also upon us and Lighthouse will soon be the place to be when the next front comes through.

So, come join me on some of my walks, and weather depending, we can get out and do some discovering together.

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Here are the current offerings (may be subject to change depending on the weather):
Saturday, Sept 24 – Milford Point, 7:30 AM
Milford has been the ‘hot-spot’ this fall with continued good numbers and variety of shorebirds at high tide. Last week we had point blank views of many shorebirds, including Baird’s, White-rumped, Western and American Golden Plover and a whole host of other birds trying their best not to get eaten by the local Peregrines.
Diversity will soon start to drop off, so now is the time to take advantage of the weekend high tides for some of the last “peep shows” of the fall.

Baird's Sandpiper, Milford Point - worn juvenile

Saturday, Oct 1 – Lighthouse Point, 8 AM
Fall Hawks and migrants.

Saturday, Oct 8 – Lighthouse Point, 8 AM
Fall Hawks and migrants.

Red-tailed Hawk, Lighthouse Point, New Haven, CT

Juv. Goshawk, Lighthouse Pt, New Haven, October. One of the rarer and later accipiters to pass through Lighthouse and always a treat to score.


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