Posted by: jasonbojczyk | 24 September 2014

Knot Today

Yesterday’s Count: 626

Osprey-2

Northern Harrier-5

Sharp-shinned Hawk-45

Cooper’s Hawk-80

Broad-winged Hawk-301

American Kestrel-7

Merlin-2

Peregrine Falcon-1

Mississippi Kite-180

White-tailed Kite-3

Accipiters showed up yesterday, as did some Broad-wingeds. Three White-tailed Kites together, high in the air, heading west were nice to see. Other highlights included small numbers of White Pelicans and Anhingas as well as over 2,000 White Ibis, a Least Flycatcher, and 4 Scissor-taileds.

 

Today’s Count: 268

Bald Eagle-1

Northern Harrier-1

Sharp-shinned Hawk-18

Cooper’s Hawk-3

Broad-winged Hawk-14

American Kestrel-2

Mississippi Kite-228

Unknown Falcon-1

Today’s count was highlighted by a lone Bald Eagle, the first of the season. Sharpies started strong but quickly diminished after the first hour. It was nice to get in one last good day of Mississippi Kites. Broad-wingeds still have not arrived in numbers here so if you missed these last few days, perhaps they’re being nice and waiting for the weekend. Other highlights included 92 White Pelicans, over 300 White Ibis, 23 Yellowlegs of both species, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, 2 Blue Grosbeaks, and a lone Baltimore Oriole. Shorebirds have picked up in diversity in recent days and the highlight of today was a lone Red Knot at Robbins Park, my first ever for Smith Point.

This Red Knot (with Black-bellied Plover) may represent as little as the second (known/documented) record for Smith Point

This Red Knot (with Black-bellied Plover) may represent as little as the second (known/documented) record for Smith Point

 

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