Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 7

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 7. Strong north winds, low overcast and rain thru the day. Stopped at 1330. 3 Crested Caracaras were playing chase most of the day. Migrants 3 Northern Harriers 4 Sharp-shinned Hawks 1 Red-tailed Hawks 1 Swainson’s Hawk 2 American Kestrels 1 Peregrine Falcon

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 6

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 6. Moderate south winds and great clouds to the west all day. Two Red-tails today were at the opposite ends of the Red-tailed spectrum, a very light, probable adult Krider’s and one a very dark immature Western. A great example of phenotypic plasticity. Winnie Burkett helped with the cloud […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 5

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 5. Strong southeast winds thru the day. Slow day in the raptor world but had a third year Bald Eagle perched in the northeast mott and an Eastern Wood-Pewee. Bob
Migrants
6 Northern Harriers
2 Sharp-shinned Hawks
1 …

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 4

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 4. Modest northeast and east winds that got stronger after noon. The White-tailed Hawk was an adult and a juvenile Bald Eagle made a pass. Bob Migrants 2 Black Vulture 21 Turkey Vultures 6 Northern Harriers 13 Sharp-shinned Hawks 12 Cooper’s Hawks 24 Broad-winged Hawks 1 Red-tailed Hawks 50 […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 2

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 2. Moderate north wind shifted west late morning and eventually south. Nice variety with 4 buteos and 4 falcons including the first countable Crested Caracara. Bob Migrants 2 Black Vulture 87 Turkey Vultures 1 Osprey 24 Northern Harrier 19 Sharp-shinned Hawks 39 Cooper’s Hawks 1 Red-Shouldered Hawk 63 Broad-winged […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 30

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 30. Strong southeast winds and overcast. Rain ended the count at 1415. Winnie Burkett and Julie made a slow day fun. Bob Migrants 5 Northern Harriers 8 Sharp-shinned Hawks 2 Cooper’s Hawks 5 American Kestrels

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 29

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 29. Moderate north winds changing to east at 1030. Good numbers of White Pelicans and Greater White-fronted Geese. Bob Migrants 3 Black Vulture 100 Turkey Vultures 7 Northern Harrier 1 Bald Eagle (white belly type) 4 Sharp-shinned Hawks 14 Cooper’s Hawks 137 Broad-winged Hawks 10 Red-tailed Hawks 11 Swainson’s […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 28

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 28. Strong southwest winds became mild midday. Passerines were moving in the first few hours. Bob Migrants 23 Turkey Vultures 7 Northern Harrier 10 Sharp-shinned Hawks 3 Cooper’s Hawks 2 American Kestrels 1 White-tailed Kite

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 27

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 27. Moderate northwest winds and overcast until noon. Birds arrived with the sun. Nice variety today and some nice surprises: 2 storks, 16 Sandhill Cranes and 3 different age classes of Bald Eagles. Marvin Masters and Joe Kennedy helped with the count. Bob Migrants 8 Black Vulture 79 Turkey […]

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 26

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 26. Very strong northwest winds and overcast. 3 Greater Yellowlegs on exposed mud flats and 2 Roseate Spoonbills were treats. Bob Migrants 5 Northern Harriers 5 Sharp-shinned Hawks 2 Cooper’s Hawks 1 Merlin

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 23

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Oct 23. Sturdy southeast winds, overcast and slowwww. Bob
Migrants
4 Northern Harriers
3 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Broad-winged Hawks