Joe Kennedy report 5 migrating Northern Harriers today. Local raptors included a Crested Caracara, an American Kestrel, 2 Red-tailed Hawks and 4 Turkey Vultures. Other birds of note included 300 Red-breasted Mergansers, 300 Double-crested Cormorants, a fly by Common Loon, and a female Black-chinned Hummingbird.
Bob reports 46 migrating raptors today. Turkey Vulture 40 Northern Harrier 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Cooper’s Hawk 1 American Kestrel 1 The wind was moderate out of the ENE all day. It was overcast until about 1:30 and then the sun broke through and the Turkey Vultures arrived. Other birds included 5 Common Loons, 3 rafts of Red-breasted Mergansers totaling … Read More
Bob reports 72 migrating raptors today. Black Vulture 3 Turkey Vulture 50 Northern Harrier 8 Cooper’s Hawk 2 Bald Eagle 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 3 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Merlin 1 The wind was mild and multi-directional today. A raft of 190 Red-breasted Mergansers was nice and 70 Sandhill Cranes flew over.
Bob reports 38 migrating raptors today. Turkey Vulture 27 Osprey 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 4 Red-tailed Hawk 5 The winds were moderate out of the ENE in the morning but then switched to pretty strong E and didn’t let up. There were still a lot of swallows around and we had some visitor’s from Waco. Photo above is … Read More
Bob reports 104 migrating raptors today. Black Vulture 10 Turkey Vulture 62 Northern Harrier 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 Cooper’s Hawk 3 Broad-winged Hawk 5 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 14 Peregrine Falcon 1 Blue sky all day with a stiff NE wind but the birds just didn’t materialize. Lots of geese and white pelicans. Joe Kennedy, Winnie Burkett, Dave Hanson, … Read More
Bob reports 64 migrating raptors today. Turkey Vulture 35 Northern Harrier 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 Cooper’s Hawk 6 Bald Eagle 5 Broad-winged Hawk 2 Swainson’s Hawk 3 Red-tailed Hawk 5 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 The front arrived around 9:00 and the wind was steady out of the northeast thereafter. 36 Sandhill Cranes, 400 Snow Geese, and 50 Franklin’s … Read More
Bob reports 13 migrating raptors today. Northern Harrier 5 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 6 The wind was east to east southeast all day. The Western Academy 5th graders returned for another day at the watch. One female Black-chinned Hummingbird, six Sandhill Cranes, and a large raft of scaup added to the birds for the day. Linda … Read More
Bob reports 7 migrating raptors today. Northern Harrier 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 The wind started out east went to east southeast and eventually switched to southeast. A flock of 95 Red-breasted Mergansers feeding right off the tower was a nice diversion. Also a single frigatebird and two Sandhill Cranes.