Bob reports another south wind day which makes it not so great for migrating raptors. He still managed 15 birds though and the diversity is picking up. Broad-winged Hawk 5 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 4 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 White-tailed Kite 2 Also about 40 Wood Storks.
Well not a stellar day at the point especially considering the day Joe had yesterday. Only four countable raptors and we got rained out around noon. Swainson’s Hawk 2 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 (very distant) When we arrived at 8:00 there were Dickcissels and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers flying around everywhere. Those gnatcatchers are brave souls taking out across the bay like they … Read More
27 countable birds today and EVERY one of them was a Swallow-tailed Kite. Woohoo! Joe Kennedy had the best day yet this season. Other non-countable birds included: 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 White-tailed Hawk adult 1 Red-shouldered Hawk very young flew in to perch on the back of the pond 1 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Ospreys Vermilion flycatcher young … Read More
Well it was almost a repeat of yesterday but in the last hour a Cooper’s Hawk came over for the only bird of the day. Rain, rain, rain!
Rain, rain, rain. That is the report for today! No birds but a wet hawk watcher.
Joe Kennedy did the count today. No migrating raptors but lots of other stuff to see! A local Osprey picking branches from the east motte. Making a nest this late? Four young of the year Turkey Vultures being bullied by some Black Vultures. Seems the best show was the Upland Sandpipers. Joe counted 269 total with most flying low over … Read More