Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/8/18 (145 raptors)


Bob reports 145 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 16
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 93
Cooper’s Hawk 6
Mississippi Kite 5
American Kestrel 2
Peregrine Falcon 10
Merlin 2
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 8
Bald Eagle 1

The Peregrines put on quite a show today zipping across the bay without a second thought. Strong southeast winds kept the flight down though.

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