Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/25/16 (82 raptors)

Woohoo! A double digit day. Things are looking up. Broad-winged Hawk 62 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 13 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 White-tailed Hawk 1

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/24/16 (15 raptors)

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.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/23/16 (14 raptors)

A better day today. Broad-winged Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 5 Also the first Scissor-tailed Flycatcher of the year at the point. Photo by Joe Kennedy.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/22/16 (1 raptor)

Bob is back! Unfortunately he only had one countable bird today – a lone Mississippi Kite. Lot of other stuff to look at though. Local Osprey and Cooper’s Hawk, many passerines passing through. He had a Great-crested Flycatcher in the trees by the tower. Come on out and see for yourself!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/21/16 (4 raptors)

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

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/20/16 (27 raptors)

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

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/18/16 (7 raptors)

Bob reports seven countable birds today! Broad-winged Hawk 1 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 Also 62 Wood Storks, 10 American White Pelicans and 12 Black Terns.