Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/24/20 (1270 raptors)

Bob report 1270 migrating raptors today. We are back in business! Osprey 2 Mississippi Kite 140 Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1114 Red-tailed Hawk 1 American Kestrel 1 A kettle of Broad-wings, Anhinga and Wood Storks (about 80) was nice. It was low overcast all day with a NW to N wind but most of the birds … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/20/20 (16 raptors)

Bob reports 16 migrating raptors this morning before it started raining. Osprey 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 American Kestrel 1 Merlin 1 It started raining after about an hour and 3/4. Seems it will be raining for the next three days or so.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/19/20 (3344 raptors)

Bob reports 3344 migrating raptors today. Mississippi Kite 133 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 Cooper’s Hawk 11 Bald Eagle 1 (juvenile) Harris’s Hawk 2 (1 adult, one juv) Broad-winged Hawk 3167 Swainson’s Hawk 4 (1 dark) Red-tailed Hawk 3 American Kestrel 3 Merlin 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Still lots of dragonflies! Joe Kennedy, Dave Hanson, Veda Hackell and Thomas … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/18/20 (639 raptors)

Bob reports 639 migrating raptors today. Osprey 1 Mississippi Kite 246 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 Cooper’s Hawk 7 Bald Eagle 1 (juvenile) Broad-winged Hawk 365 Red-tailed Hawk 1 American Kestrel 3 Merlin 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Northeast wind all day! Marci Brown and Jim Stevenson helped out today. Bob said the birds of the day were the dragonflies … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/17/20 (518 raptors)

Bob reports 518 migrating raptors today. Mississippi Kite 26 Northern Harrier 1S Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 Cooper’s Hawk 5 Broad-winged Hawk 479 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Merlin 1 Veda Hackell and Tom Granacin helped out today. A northeast wind switched to south south east in the last three hours.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/16/20 (4036 raptors)

Bob reports 4036 migrating raptors today. Osprey 1 Mississippi Kite 269 Northern Harrier 1 Cooper’s Hawk 14 Broad-winged Hawk 3747 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 A flock of twenty American White Pelicans was the first of that species to put in an appearance this season. Linda Hoffman, Bob Mitchem and his daughter Ann helped out today.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/14/20 (325 raptors)

Bob reports 325 migrating raptors today. Mississippi Kite 111 Northern Harrier 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 3 Broad-winged Hawk 205 Swainson’s Hawk 2 The wind was great today but it didn’t produce a lot of birds.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/13/20 (424 raptors)

Bob reports 424 migrating raptors today. Osprey 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 Mississippi Kite 110 Northern Harrier 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 305 Swainson’s Hawk 4 Merlin 1 The northeast wind did not produce like it should. There was rain in the area but none at the tower. Tons of dragonflies made the day. Marvin Masters helped today.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/12/20 (2010 raptors)

Bob reports 2010 migrating raptors today. Swallow-tailed Kite 4 Mississippi Kite 288 Northern Harrier 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Cooper’s Hawk 8 Broad-winged Hawk 1704 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Merlin 1 1400 Broad-wings in view at once! Joe Kennedy and John Whittle helped out today.