By Susan Heath It’s time! Welcome back to the Oystercatcher Diaries. We started surveying in January but we didn’t find any nests until today. The weather has not been on our side so far and I’ve had to reschedule every survey from Thursday to Monday just to get them done! Not a good start but the weather out there this … Read More
Bob reports 412 migrating raptors today. Turkey Vulture 118 Northern Harrier 11 Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 Cooper’s Hawk 24 Bald Eagle 1 Broad-winged Hawk 216 Swainson’s Hawk 4 Red-tailed Hawk 12 American Kestrel 5 The wind started out NE but then switched to E. 30 more Sandhill Cranes home for the winter. Sara Harrison helped out today.
Bob reports 207 migrating raptors today. Black Culture 28 Turkey Vulture 52 Mississippi Kite 1 Northern Harrier 7 Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 Coopers Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 81 Swainson’s Hawk 1 American Kestrel 13 Peregrine Falcon 2 Lots of swallows. 27 migrating Blue Jays. Joe Kennedy helped out today.
No count today due to hurricane evacuations. See you in a few days.
Bob reports 163 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged hawk 163 Red-tailed hawk 7 Swainson’s hawk 3 Red-shouldered hawk 1 Sharp-shinned hawk 21 Cooper’s hawk 7 Turkey vulture 42 Merlin 2 Northern harrier 37 Bob has seen several other birds of the day: tons of American white pelicans, a hooded merganser, and a western flycatcher. Winnie Burkett was a great help to … Read More
Bob reports 854 migrating raptors today Broad-winged hawk 624 Red-tailed hawk 6 Swainson’s hawk 4 Sharp-shinned hawk 31 Cooper’s hawk 18 Mississippi kite 1 Turkey vulture 128 American kestrel 8 Merlin 2 Northern harrier 32 Bob also reports 56 sandhill cranes, 122 woodstorks, 66 snow geese, and 3 dark winged hawks.