Bob reports five migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 2 Swallow-tailed Kite 3 Other birds of note – 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers and 37 Wood Storks. Thanks for your help today Sara! The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We appreciate the … Read More
Bob reports four migrating raptors today. Swainson’s Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 3 Other birds of note – four Purple Martins and four Magnificent Frigatebirds. Visitor’s today were from Tennessee, Austin, and Houston. The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We … Read More
Joe reports one lone Cooper’s Hawk for the day. Other birds seen but not counted included two Turkey Vultures, five Black Vultures, one young Cooper’s Hawk, one Broad-winged Hawk, and four White-tailed Hawks. Lots of rain again but only one small storm required tower abandonment. A big alligator walked out of the pond and headed across the parking lot to … Read More
Bob reports one lone Broad-winged Hawk for the day. There were showers all around which likely retarded the flight. Six Wood Storks and seven Magnificent Frigatebirds kept him entertained though. Local raptors included a Cooper’s Hawk, a White-tailed Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk. Visitor’s from Michigan and Spain today! Also Jana Whittle stopped by to keep Bob company for a … Read More
Bob reports 6 migrating raptors today with the bulk of them being Swallow-tailed Kites! Swainson’s Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 5 There was a lot of thunder and lightning to watch but none directly impacting those on the tower. Marvin Masters and Sara Harrison stayed most of the day to help spot birds. Thanks y’all! The Smith Point Hawk Watch is … Read More
Bob reports 2 migrating raptors today. Swainson’s Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 Local raptors included a Cooper’s Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk. Three Wood Storks made an appearance as well. And so did Dave Hanson! Also, we are short on funds this year folks so donations are very welcome. You can donate directly on our website. Many thanks!
Joe reports only two migrating raptors today. They were both Cooper’s Hawks. Some impressive thunderstorm activity with 4 funnels trying to reach the water made for some good entertainment. The first Olive-sided Flycatcher of the season put in an appearance and some Upland Sandpipers passed overhead. Only a taste of things to come! Thanks Joe.