Bob reports 0 migrating raptors today. The lone highlight was a single Wood Stork.
Bob reports 333 migrating raptors today. Red-tailed Hawk 5 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Turkey Vulture 291 Black Vulture 25 Northern Harrier 7 Bald Eagle 3 (1 ad, 2 juv) White-tailed Kite 1 American White Pelicans were coming by all day with an estimated 1,000 total. Regina Tippett and Dave and Jan Hanson helped out today.
Bob reports 563 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 11 Red-tailed Hawk 17 Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 Cooper’s Hawk 14 Turkey Vulture 480 Black Vulture 21 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Merlin 1 Northern Harrier 9 An intermediate morph Red-tailed Hawk entertained for a while but the highlight was a total of 226 Sandhill Cranes that came over calling in several … Read More
Bob reports only 3 migrating raptors today before he had to give it up because of rain. Merlin 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 There was some excitement though! The Merlin swooped down behind one of the houses and nailed a Killdeer. It flew over to post and began to chow down when a kestrel flew in and attempted to steal the … Read More
Joe reports 290 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 9 Red-tailed Hawk 7 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 4 Turkey Vulture 245 Black Vulture 11 American Kestrel 1 Merlin 1 Northern Harrier 8 White-tailed Kite 1 Several local Red-tails, Red-shouldered and caracaras. A Great Blue Heron and several Orange-crowned Warblers lit on the tower. Lots of swallows, dragonflies … Read More
Bob reports 166 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 13 Red-tailed Hawk 12 Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 Cooper’s Hawk 6 Turkey Vulture 105 Black Vulture 11 Osprey 1 Northern Harrier 9 Bald Eagle 2 (one adult, one subadult) A Red-tailed Hawk landed on the pole on the tower with the wind ribbon! Wow I bet he/she was surprised to find Bob staring … Read More
Bob reports 351 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 13 Red-tailed Hawk 6 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 Cooper’s Hawk 6 Turkey Vulture 295 Black Vulture 21 Peregrine Falcon 1 Northern Harrier 1 Bald Eagle 3 (adult, subadult and juvenile) Northeast winds switched to south and shut things down. Joe Kennedy helped out today.
Bob reports 797 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 68 Red-tailed Hawk 74 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 Cooper’s Hawk 24 Turkey Vulture 581 Black Vulture 8 American Kestrel 1 Northern Harrier 21 Ferruginous Hawk 1 (light immature) What a great day! In addition the Ferruginous Hawk there was a dark adult Harlan’s Hawk, and the sky was filled with … Read More