Posted by: bbharry72 | 27 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Aug 27

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Aug 27. The AM had a 2 hour run of birds with a north wind and the last 2 hours had some very high birds in great thermals and a low westerly wind. Bob
Migrants
1 Osprey
18 Mississippi Kites
16 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 American Kestrel
Locals
10 Turkey Vultures
6 Black Vultures
2 immature Cooper’s Hawk
2 immature Broad-winged Hawks
1 immature Red-tailed Hawk
1 ad + 12nd year White-tailed Hawks
No local Swainson’s Hawks and no Red-shouldered Hawks today

Posted by: bbharry72 | 26 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Aug 25 and 26

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Aug 25 and 26. Yesterday a storm front rained Mississippi Kites over Joe Kennedy. Joe had 1200 birds come in with the storm and another 1000 on his way out about 3 miles from Smith Point Hawkwatch which were not part of the totals. Today with the company of Joe, Marvin Masters and Marci Brown we had a productive first three hours and then a slowdown.
The count for Aug 26
Migrants
36 Broad-winged Hawk
7 Swainson’s Hawks
17 Mississippi Kites
3 Swallow-tailed Kites

 

 

Posted by: bbharry72 | 24 August 2015

Posted by: bbharry72 | 23 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch for Aug 23

Smith Point Hawkwatch for Aug 23. David Hanson and Marvin Masters were of great help today finding high and far birds. Very good thermals today. Bob
Migrants
3 Red-shouldered Hawks
1 Broad-winged Hawk
4 Swainson’s Hawks
5 Mississippi Kites
Locals
7 Turkey Vultures
13 Black Vultures
1 immature Cooper’s Hawk
I immature Broad-winged Hawk
2 Swainson’s Hawks
1 adult Red-tailed Hawk

Posted by: bbharry72 | 22 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch for Aug 22

Smith Point Hawkwatch for Aug 22. The unsettled weather kept things slow. Vultures were scarce and never high. From Bob
Migrants
2 Swallow-tailed Kites
Locals
1 immature Cooper’s Hawk
1 immature Red-shouldered Hawk
I immature Broad-winged Hawk

Posted by: bbharry72 | 21 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Aug 21

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Aug 21. Winnie Burkett brought some fine weather, thermals and birds.
The rain stopped about 1030 and we had some blue sky and storks and White Pelicans. Bob
Migrants
1 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Swainson’s Hawk
1 White-tailed Kite
The table below is year to date

2015 Smith Point
YTD
Black Vulture 0
Turkey Vulture 0
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Cooper’s Hawk 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 119
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Swainson’s Hawk 50
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 0
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 0
Merlin 0
Peregrine Falcon 1
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 0
Mississippi Kite 165
Swallow-tailed Kite 42
White-tailed Kite 2
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 0
unidentified Buteo 2
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 396

Posted by: bbharry72 | 20 August 2015

Smith Point hawkwatch report for Aug 20

The Smith Point hawkwatch  for Aug 20 has been rescheduled to Aug 21. Rain and lightening ruled the day. 3 days without birds may bring a rush. Bob

Posted by: bbharry72 | 19 August 2015

Smith Point hawkwatch report for Aug 19. Cumulo-nimbusville

Smith Point hawkwatch report for Aug 19. Cumulo-nimbusville
Funky weather all day led to zero migrants.
Locals
I immature Broad-winged Hawk
1 adult Swainson’s Hawk
1 immature Cooper’s Hawk
7 Turkey Vultures
3 Black Vultures

Posted by: bbharry72 | 17 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch count for Aug 17

Smith Point Hawkwatch count for Aug 17. Bill and Margo Johnson and Marci Brown all contributed to a fine day . Nice juvenile Bald Eagle kept going west.
Migrants
2 Mississippi Kites
1 Swallow-tailed Kite
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Broad-winged Hawks
7 Swainson’s Hawks
1 Bald Eagle juv

Posted by: bbharry72 | 16 August 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch count for Aug 16

Smith Point Hawkwatch count for Aug 16. Jim Wilson was pleasant company and helped find birds today.

Migrants
117 Mississippi Kites
3 Swallow-tailed Kites
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Broad-winged Hawks
8 Swainson’s Hawks
Locals/stopovers
1 imm Cooper’s Hawks
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Ad Swainson’s Hawk
2 Ad and 2 unknown White-tailed Hawk s
1 Ad Red-tailed Hawk

2015 Smith Point
Year to date
Black Vulture 0
Turkey Vulture 0
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 0
Northern Harrier 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper’s Hawk 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 115
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Swainson’s Hawk 42
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 0
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 0
American Kestrel 0
Merlin 0
Peregrine Falcon 1
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 0
Mississippi Kite 163
Swallow-tailed Kite 41
White-tailed Kite 1
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 0
unidentified Buteo 2
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 375

Older Posts »

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 41 other followers