Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/5/18 (829 raptors)


Bob reports 829 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 647
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 126
Cooper’s Hawk 16
Mississippi Kite 13
White-tailed Kite
American Kestrel 6
Peregrine Falcon 1
Merlin 2
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 12
Bald Eagle 1

The White-tailed Kite sailed over the east motte and just kept right on going across the bay towards Galveston. Lots of Northern Rough-winged Swallows today.

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