Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 27

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 27. Moderate northwest winds and overcast until noon. Birds arrived with the sun. Nice variety today and some nice surprises: 2 storks, 16 Sandhill Cranes and 3 different age classes of Bald Eagles. Marvin Masters and Joe Kennedy helped with the count. Bob Migrants 8 Black Vulture 79 Turkey […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 26

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 26. Very strong northwest winds and overcast. 3 Greater Yellowlegs on exposed mud flats and 2 Roseate Spoonbills were treats. Bob Migrants 5 Northern Harriers 5 Sharp-shinned Hawks 2 Cooper’s Hawks 1 Merlin

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 23

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 23. Sturdy southeast winds, overcast and slowwww. Bob
Migrants
4 Northern Harriers
3 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Broad-winged Hawks

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 22

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 22. Strong east winds thru the day and no thermals and no rain. Bob Migrants 8 Northern Harrier 18 Sharp-shinned Hawks 8 Cooper’s Hawks 55 Broad-winged Hawks 2 American Kestrels 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Mississippi Kite 2015 Smith Point YTD Black Vulture 31 Turkey Vulture 347 Osprey 66 Bald […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 21

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 21. Strong east winds thru the day and no thermals but stll some Broad-winds. Howard and Linda helped find birds. Bob Migrants 6 Northern Harrier 15 Sharp-shinned Hawks 7 Cooper’s Hawks 104 Broad-winged Hawks 2 American Kestrels 1 Merlin 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Mississippi Kite

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 19

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 19. Moderate east winds that shifted to southeast at 1300. Fun to see one more Mississippi Kite. Bob Migrants 36 Turkey Vultures 6 Northern Harrier 18 Sharp-shinned Hawks 2 Cooper’s Hawks 71 Broad-winged Hawks 1 Swainson’s Hawks 2 White-tailed Hawks (2nd year) 6 American Kestrels 1 Mississippi Kite 2 […]

The Oystercatcher Diaries 2015: Field Week 9

By Susan Heath The season is winding down folks! On Monday I was joined by Alan Wilde, Tim Long, and Scott Buckel, all Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalists. We checked […]

Herons of High Fashion

by Chris Eberly Herons and egrets have always been at the center of fashion. In the early 1900’s, they were killed by the thousands so their flashy breeding plumes could […]