Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/10/18 (630 raptors)


Bob reports 630 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 495
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Swainson’s Hawk 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 55
Cooper’s Hawk 17
Mississippi Kite 5
Black Vulture 24
American Kestrel 6
Peregrine Falcon 5
Merlin 2
Unidentified small falcon 1
Osprey 2
Northern Harrier 7
Bald Eagle 2

Best non-bird sighting today was a few dolphins frolicking close the shoreline by the tower.

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