Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/15/18 (17 raptors)


Bob reports 17 migrating raptors today. Woohoo! First double digit day. They are coming folks!

Mississippi Kite 6
Swallow-tailed Kite 11

The Swallow-tailed Kites put on quite a show with eight of them lingering over the tower for about 40 minutes. You can’t beat that show! Other birds included 6 Anhinga (first of those for the season), 36 Wood Storks with 3 of them landing in the pond right by the tower, 12 Purple Martins, 1 Bank Swallow, and a Yellow Warbler.

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