Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/10/17 (431 raptors)

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Tad reports 431 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 85
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Swainson’s Hawk 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 230
Cooper’s Hawk 14
Mississippi Kite 8
American Kestrel 75
Peregrine Falcon 2
Merlin 5
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 3
Bald Eagle 1

Amazing number of birds going over. Season’s first Sandhill Cranes. Lots of shorebirds and accipiters everywhere. Bob’s gonna have a great day tomorrow!

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