Joe manned the count today and reports one migrating raptor – a female American Kestrel which beat the early record by a week. Locals included 1 Swainson’s Hawk, 1 Osprey and 1 immature Red-shouldered Hawk. There were good numbers of white ibis and the gnatcatcher show began with a few passing by the tower. About 25 frigatebirds came by along with the edge of a storm. For those wanting good lists they have put new heavy duty stakes out on the oyster reefs along the marsh as you go to Robbins Park. There were over 40 had frigatebirds on them before 7:30. And there are empty perches.