Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/8/18 (78 raptors)


Bob reports 78 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 16
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Cooper’s Hawk 2
Mississippi Kite 55
Swallow-tailed Kite 2
American Kestrel 1
Bald Eagle 1 (adult)

Other birds of note: 17 Roseate Spoonbills, 166 Eastern Kingbirds, 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers, and about 400 Purple Martins. The hummingbirds are swarming too! Joe Kennedy helped today.

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