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.
Bob reports 76 migrating raptors today. Black Vulture 5 Turkey Vulture 36 Osprey 1 Northern Harrier 8 Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 Cooper’s Hawk 5 Broad-winged Hawk 5 Red-tailed Hawk 5 American Kestrel 3 The wind was out of the north and the skies were clear which made for a good day. Other species included 530 American White Pelicans, 230 Franklin’s Gulls, … Read More
Bob reports 7 migrating raptors today. Northern Harrier 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 3 The wind started out northeast then switched to east and finally to southeast. It was a pretty day but not many raptors to show for it. The Tree Swallow show is pretty fantastic in the morning though. Bob estimated about 6,000 but … Read More
Bob reports 180 migrating raptors. Black Vulture 8 Turkey Vulture 144 Osprey 4 Northern Harrier 4 Cooper’s Hawk 5 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Broad-winged Hawk 4 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 American Kestrel 1 The wind shifted several times during the day. It started out northeast, switched to west and then finally southeast. Eastern Bluebirds, Hermit Thrushes, and swallows highlighted … Read More
Bob reports 87 migrating raptors today. Black Vulture 5 Turkey Vulture 47 Northern Harrier 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 Cooper’s Hawk 2 Unidentified Accipiter 3 Bald Eagle 1 (non-adult) Broad-winged Hawk 13 Swainson’s Hawk 3 Red-tailed Hawk 4 American Kestrel 2 It was a beautiful day with NE wind changing to ESE. A lone Magnificent Frigatebird graced the tower. Winnie Burkett … Read More
Bob reports 32 migrating raptors today. Turkey Vulture 19 Northern Harrier 7 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 5 The wind was out the east and the swallow show continued. Isaac Block brought his 5th grade class from Western Academy to visit. Always love to see the teachers getting their kids out to know the birds! Thank you Isaac!