Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch

Sunday I visited the hawk watch at Lighthouse Point (where the Connecticut River enters Long Island Sound) - an excellent morning with many low flying hawks and good photo ops. Here are a few samples:

Sharp-shinned Hawk (adult)
Northern Harrier (juvenile) harassed by Cooper's Hawk (juvenile)
Cooper's Hawk (juvenile)
Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile Eastern)
Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile Eastern)
Good birding!


Harold Stiver said...

Some great shots, Chris.

Well done, Harold

Chris said...

Wow, those are splendid flight shots Chris, as you said probably a really good place to observe them! Well done!

Hilke Breder said...

Great flight shots. It's a challenge to photograph birds in flight against a bright sky. I love yours.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Wonderful photos Chris! I bought my husband a falconry lesson in Manchester, and I was able to tag along. I am now fascinated by hawks. Their wing-span is so impressive, and they are such beautiful birds. Your photos beautifully illustrate that!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Nice action shots of the hawks in flight. I have never been to a hawk watch before, looks like you chose a great day and time to visit.

Larry said...

I saw my share of hawks at Lighthouse Point too but I'm too slow and so is my camera. Great interplay between the CH and NH!Interesting how subtle the markings are on the juvenile RSH-I'll have to keep that in mind.

elvira pajarola said...

GORGEOUS Hawks...! What beautiful and fascinating photos of these magnificient birds!!!!!

...oh, you know, Chris.....I am even able to hear almost every day their "talks" over the woods; I can see them flying; as our house stands way up on a hill; overlooking a natural reserve...!

ciao ciao elvira


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