Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/12/17 (9156 raptors)

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Wow!! Back to back 4 digit days. You shoulda been there! Wish I had been.

Broad-winged Hawk 9065
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Cooper’s Hawk 6
Mississippi Kite 74
White-tailed Kite 1
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 3

Birds started early and continued all day with big numbers into the afternoon. Birds were high and obviously planning to cross the bay. Lots of birds still flying around when Tad left at 4:00. Tomorrow’s lift off should be impressive!

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