Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/5/18 (62 raptors)


Tad reports 62 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Swainson’s Hawk 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5
Cooper’s Hawk 5
Turkey Vulture 24
Black Vulture 2
American Kestrel 8
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 4
White-tailed Kite 1

Other birds of note: Lots of swallows and monarchs in the morning. One swallow was pure white. There were also Chimney Swifts with the swallows. A string of 58 Franklin’s Gulls and a flock of 54 pintail were the only larger birds seen in the air today. Only one bird flew by after noon but it was a beautiful November day. 10 more days.

Note that with the time change this weekend Bob is now at the tower from 7:00am until 3:00pm instead of 8:00 to 4:00.

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