Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/27/18 (5811 raptors)


Bob reports 5811 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 5677
Swainson’s Hawk 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20
Cooper’s Hawk 15
Mississippi Kite 70
Swallow-tailed Kite 2
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 3
Merlin 2
Northern Harrier 17

The day started with a nice north wind but low overcast so the birds were low. It cleared up mid-afternoon but there were still decent birds. Hopefully we’ll have a good weekend ahead.

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